If an issue is so important that it requires federal, or even state governmental regulation; if a bill has to be written and passed, why can’t it be done as a stand alone issue? Every bill written has some offshoot with no connection “riding” on the passage of the main bill. Some bills, such as the National Health Scare bill, fund so many pet projects that health care becomes almost secondary.
If it’s truly important for the Three Winged Tootle Sucker to have a protected habitat, why can’t congress or the state legislature vote on that issue alone? Why do the legislation and funding sources have to be folded into and disguised behind a bill titled The Growing Human Population and How To Drive The Masses Into Abject Poverty?
“No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we’ve done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done.” Chris Dodd, speaking about the latest financial reform boondoggle. What he’s actually saying is “We created a crisis to make this crap more palatable.”
“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…” Nancy Pelosi on the Health Care and bacon bill. In plainer, non-congress speak, she could have said, “We have no clue what we’re going to stick you with or how you’re going to pay for it. But this is what the Messiah wants, so let me get my giant gavel out and make a mockery of the legislative process.”
These idiots in congress are passing bills they haven’t read and haven’t a clue about what is actually in them. They don’t care! They are allowing for compromised spending of your money so that they and their friends can line personal pockets.
In some cases, such as in California’s Central Valley, farmers and ranchers have gone from productivity to poverty because of a tiny silvery fish called the delta smelt. No forethought, no afterthought, just catering to progressive environmentalists. State legislators cut the water to the agricultural industry extraordinarily, also drastically reducing the household supplies to millions of central and southern Californians in order to save the spawning ground of a bait fish.
There is no reason that I can see for not scooping up some of the minnows and transporting them to breeding farms until the drought is over, then reintroducing them to their native environment. It would have saved agricultural businesses worth billions of dollars. It would have saved farms. It would have kept moderate prices on fruits, vegetables and meats that are shipped around the country and overseas. It would have kept at least a small portion of our workforce employed and provided at least some revenue to the ailing state.
In any given hierarchy, every man tends to rise to his own level of incompetence. That statement has never been truer than when applied to a government agency or organization. The natural corollary is that over a time, the entire government is manned by incompetent people. We have reached that level with this administration. This administration and the entire congress have the collective executive and management experience and expertise roughly comparable to the pimply-faced nineteen year old night shift manager at your local McDonald’s.
There is not one person capable of making a decision without calling together a staff meeting or commissioning a month-long study for any given situation. Obama, himself, wears loafers because he can’t decide to tie shoes right over left or left over right without a five staff person consensus each morning
Isn’t it time to make some wise and significant changes regarding our nation’s elite?