You know how to tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving. Fear mongering and dooms day scenarios are all part of the art.
Here is what some of B.S. experts told the public would happen during the government shutdown occurred in 2012 ( Sequestration) and remember Chris Matthews, the guy with the tingle up his leg, he called “Sequester a doomsday machine”. Needless to say that the tingle gave him permanent brain damage.
• The Congressional Budget Office predicted 750,000 jobs could be lost. So, the CBO missed the target estimate by 749,999 because ONLY ONE JOB was lost.
• When Congress agreed to cut $37.8 billion in 2011, it was called “the largest annual spending cut in our history” by President Obama, and lethal austerity by many liberal economists.
Well our crack government economist must have been smoking crack at that time because $ 37 billion dollars represents about three days of government spending.
These are but two examples of many and now let’s change subject to how to cut government waste.
Anytime the subject of “cuts” in government spending comes up the political establishment gets hysterical over the possibility of cutting the budget or even ONE JOB!
Billions of dollars have been wasted on “Green energy” and no one seems to be concerned, but cutting three days of spending out of the budget and B.S. artists go into high gear telling the public about the looming disaster this will cause.
Now I not in favor of cutting ONE JOB, I am in favor of cutting whole departments and here is the first two I would start with:
The Department of Education… School curriculums should be left up to local school boards and the parents of the children and we don’t need Washington dictating school lunches. Their budget is $ 67 billion dollars.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Their budget is $106 billion dollars.
I am in favor of what I call “pay as you go” … you can call it a flat tax or a consumption tax, it doesn’t matter, your tax obligation is paid for in full when you purchase something that is taxable.
The cost of preparing and filing all business and personal tax returns is estimated to be $100 to $150 billion each year. According to a 2005 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the efficiency cost of the tax system—the output that is lost over and above the tax itself—is between $240 billion and $600 billion per year. For tax return preparation, Americans spent an amount equal to roughly 20% of the amount collected in taxes.
My final comment: The amount of money wasted here is astounding; especially when you consider that the country borrows money to finance this madness.
So why are we doing this?
Because the B.S. artists must keep control over the people no matter what the cost is.