The corruption of Washington.

December 2019
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It’s a swamp problem
Filed under: General
Posted by: Joe Melchiorre @ 12:28 pm

Many years ago serving in government was an honor and a privilege that was not a career.  From the founding of the country into the early 1900’s it was highly unusual to find someone who served more than two or three terms in the congress.  The people that served did just that. They served.  The idea was to help the country.  JFK’s immortal words, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” should apply to politicians more than to ordinary citizens. Now days you will find that many members of congress have never had a real job or any real world experience outside of the hallowed halls of academia where they’re taught the fine arts of equivocation, deceit and manipulation.  All the qualities needed to obtain and stay in an office.  This is not an afflicton of only the DemocRATs. The Republicans are just as guilty.

 Donald Trump is a threat to their way of life.  The main reason is that he wants to run the government like a business.  This means getting rid of wasteful spending, useless people and redundant departments. This scares the s**t out of career politicians. (Most of them fall into the useless category.). 

 Here is an example:  The Department of Education mission statement reads,”Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.”  That is one BS statement if there ever was one!  Never has one child been educated by the Department of Education.  What they do is make regulations most of which have absolutely nothing to do with educating and make education more costly due to the ever growing budget. (Around 70 billion dollars)

 Another example is the E.P.A.  The agency has over 16,000 employees with a budget of around 9 billion dollars.  While the agency does some good they also over-regulate an make gargantuan mistakes. Ask the people of Flint.

 What about the Department of Energy?  The department budget is over 32 billion dollars.  The original intent of the department was to promote and enable US energy independence.  How has that worked out?  Under Democrat and Republican administrations, they poured untold billions into wind and solar energy projects that turned out to be mostly scams.   They tried to kill the oil and coal industries.  The poor little millennials that want to buy their electric cars don’t stop to think where the electricity comes from.   Here is a recent article on the cost of running an electric car.  Someday soon it may be more economical to own an electric vehicle.  Just as long as you aren’t planning to go more than 70 miles or so.  {Got to charge those batteries for several hours before going again.)

 A lot of this turning around with Trump as he is trying to cut many of these departments.  How this affects the politicians is an easy guess. The lobbyists come out of the woodwork offering everything from “fact finding junkets” to outright monetary bribes and everything in between.  Very tempting indeed.  If Trump is successful much of the corruption will go away.

 Some politicians were rich when they came into office but most weren’t.  Over half of them are now millionaires.  Many of these millionaires NEVER had a job outside of sucking at the teat of government. Check out this site. to see the net worth of federal politicians. 

This is not just a Democrat or just a Republican Problem.  It’s a SWAMP problem.

You might be a redneck if….

You’ve been married three times and still have the same in-laws. Jack Daniels makes your list of “Most Admired People. ” You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean. Anyone in your family ever died right after saying, “Hey, y’all watch this! “You’ve got more than one brother named ‘Darryl.’ You think that Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader. Your wife’s hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan. Your Junior/Senior Prom had a Daycare. You think the last words to The Star Spangled Banner are, “Gentlemen, start your engines. “The bluebook value of your truck goes up and down, depending on how much gas it has in it. One of your kids was born on a pool table. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos. Ya can’t get married to yer sweetheart ’cause there’s a law against it. You dated one of your parents’ current spouses in high school. You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk. Your school fight song is “Dueling Banjos. ” Your toilet paper has page numbers on it.”





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