Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pesky, Unintended Consequences Prove Government Incompetence

Government is unable to run things well because it’s removed from the real world of consequences and results. Here are few examples:

In the 1960s when automobile air bags were being developed, Chrysler and the government were in disagreement as to the pressure at which air bags would be released upon deployment during an accident. Chrysler thought the pressure that the government wanted was too great and could cause injury to front seat occupants, but government writes the laws and they got their way. Then a few years ago several children were killed when the overly powerful bags released and cause fatal injury. Chrysler was right, but did you hear of government hearings into the responsible party, did the government blame itself or demonize its own decision-making abilities? No! The government is above blame or responsibility. You can imagine what would have happened if Chrysler had developed the high-pressure bags.

Corn, via government edict, is now being used for fuel, which means that people who depend on corn for their main food source must pay more money for it, and have caused rioting because they are unable to feed their families. So what does the government do? They raise the percentage of corn required to be used in fuel this year, thereby making it more difficult for families to feed themselves. Government is causing hunger.

More recently Senator Henry Waxman, a democrat from California, called the CEOs of AT&T, Verizon, Deere and several other companies to appear before the Senate and explain why they announced large losses against earnings due to the passage of Obamacare. He was hoping to grill the CEOs for criticism of the unconstitutional healthcare bill and to demonize them for being greedy, until he learned that the companies are required under law (probably a law that Waxman helped get passed) to make such a statement or pay a penalty under SEC rulings. Obamacare will hurt corporations and will cause more unemployment, but the good senator who probably didn’t even read the 2000 page bill, didn’t know, and apparently doesn’t care, now that he does know its consequences. Profits and losses in the real world don’t interest liberal legislators at all. He cancelled the hearings with the CEOs with no apologies to them. Does he feel like the fool that he is for his rash announcement of the hearings? Does he recognize that when legislators write contradictory laws that maybe government has become too large?

But the best example is that our vigilant legislators wrote their own healthcare coverage out of Obamacare. They were so busy arm-twisting and rushing to get votes to pass the unconstitutional bill that they didn’t take time to read the bill that has the potential of destroying our economy along with our health, and didn’t know its provisions and how it impacts themselves and their staffs.

Government is too large and intrusive, and we must reverse the growth trend in November 2010 and vote the liberal bums out before they destroy us all.
By Dave King