Monday, October 17, 2016
(10/17/2016 03:00:00 PM) - Al
Remember when I said it was just a money laundering scheme...Dems give unions successful people's money, unions return it with dues, Dems make it impossible for folks to fire poor performing union workers, ensuring the cycle is never ending.
But no amount of money, it seems, is enough to improve the performance of employees who cannot be fired. In recent years, we’ve learned of mind-numbing incompetence and spirit-sapping malfeasance by federal employees.
In “Fast and Furious,” the ATF sold guns to Mexican drug cartels – then lost track of them with predictable consequences. Homeland Security failed to find 95% of smuggled weapons and explosives in a security test. The EPA accidentally poisoned Colorado’s Animas River with three million gallons of toxic sludge. The Department of Veterans Affairs wasted $6 billion on artwork, furniture, bloated contracts, and employee bonuses, while veterans died waiting for medical treatment. Terrible tales of bungling have similarly tainted the CDC, the GSA, the IRS, the Pentagon, the Department of Justice, and the FBI, and even the Secret Service.
But nobody takes responsibility, nobody pays a price. So when politicians tell us that some of us aren’t paying our “fair share,” and when we find out that we can’t dismiss even grossly incompetent “public servants,” well, that’s when our stomachs start to churn.
But we’ve never even addressed the silent civil war that now engages us: the battle between those who work in the demanding private sector and those whose privilege of regulating and monitoring the rest of us is lucrative and consequence-free.
Read the whole thing.
And ask yourself, why do we keep punishing those that come up with new ideas, create wealth, and, you know, actually do something?
Instead, we keep adding layers of bureaucrats to push pencils and monitor other pencil pushers...because we need to protect our citizenry from innovation and freedom.
10/17/2016 03:00:00 PM