Time to Say a Resounding “No” to Government
No More Second Chances
By Gordon Duff
The “Tea Party” has spoken, using their congressional bludgeon. America’s working class has to pick up the bill for decades of waste, corruption, illegal wars, payoffs to Israel and massive tax cuts to the richest 1%.
When we are done, the average retiree will receive benefits, frozen for years due to rigging COLA (Cost of Living Allowance), Social Security for less than 2 years before dying.
What the president and congress put on the table during this first attack, few know of. Military pay, veterans benefits, pensions, medical care, all are classified now as “entitlements.” What didn’t disappear this time will eventually go. It is only a matter of time.
Let’s add more things to the list, see if we can push the savings even further. It’s time we got serious about debt, time we stopped screwing around.
We have 4 chronically underperforming bureaucracies that, not only waste money but threaten our freedoms. These are:
■The Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. I would say more about Janet, the worst decision President Obama or any president ever made if it weren’t for Tom Ridge, DHS director from 2003 to 2005, perhaps as bad a public servant as former Attorney General John Ashcroft. DHS has to go, dismantled, gone, no more, we can keep the Coast Guard and shitcan the rest. Comparing them to the Gestapo is an insult to Himmler.
■ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Does it get any worse than this? If the states can’t handle it themselves, it will never be handled at all.
■Department of Justice: Years ago, Karl Rove restructured the Justice Department to mimic the Capone organization in Chicago. Those who refuse to pay for protection, political donations and “favors,” are subject to millions of pages of obscure laws and regulations. Monkey’s with machineguns would be better at delivering justice.