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.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Making Government "Share And Sacrifice" With The Rest Of Us
Private corporations have always had to pay for their business failures and business downturns by laying off employees, which they have done most recently because of the Democrat-caused housing bubble and crash and the resulting financial failures that have racked our entire economy. But not only has government employment increased vastly during this same period that private companies have been laying off, but the wages of government employees have increased greatly during the same period. Now it's time for a redress and correction.
Government is unknowingly admitting its culpability in our present financial calamity with the debt ceiling negotiations going on in Washington, so I have a way to punish bureaucrats responsible for over-spending and over-promising government benefits for the last 50 years: Congress immediately decreases all funds for Obama's czars' salaries by 50% permanently; all funds for salaries and expenses for the heads of the Departments of Energy, Interior, Education and Commerce will be decreased 50% immediately, permanently; Obama's and Biden's salaries and the salaries and expenses for their staffs will be cut immediately by 50%, permanently; the head and staff of the EPA will have her salary and benefits cut by 50%, immediately and permanently. It's an insult that WE, the people who pay the government's salaries, should have to suffer. And while the pontificating fools listed above tell us WE will have to pay more taxes and live with less income, THEY draw full salaries and benefits and have vast staffs to do all their heavy lifting. And we know that it was these fools' decisions, regulations, lack of oversight and legislation that caused the mess we're in today. They are the cause of our suffering. It's outrageous that they live large at our expense while abusing us and lying to us!
So far the only fix for our financial crisis that the idiots advising Obama can come up, with in an attempt to pay for the enormous over-spending Obama has done, is to raise taxes on those who own private aircraft (which will only lead to more unemployment as the thousands of people who service private aircraft are laid off), but they won't suggest any government decreases to their fat salaries or benefits in order to "share the pain" with the rest of us. And speaking of private jets, why doesn't Obama promise to ground his personal 747 to demonstrate his willingness to deprive himself of his undeserved pleasures. Yeah, that's going to happen. Government never does with less.
Personally I'd rather completely abolish the Departments of Education, Energy, Interior, Commerce, all the czars and the entire EPA and send these people packing, thereby saving a trillion dollars each and every year and ridding ourselves of the liberals who are destroying our economy with their subversive policies and punitive regulations, but I fear our politicians are not up to that task at present.