REPEAT OF 2010 BLOG – THE DEBT BOMB READY TO EXPLODE

THE DEBT BOMB! WHO IS TO BLAME?

EVERYONE OF OUR POLITICIANS HAS HAD A HAND IN CREATING THE MESS. .

For starters we pick the Pigs who rule the Agriculture Department. There Hogs are responsible for slaughtering the taxpayer by stealing their oats. To bring you up to speed, the Senate and House, year after year, dispense untold billions of dollars into the silos of the most wealthiest sector of our economy. Yes, the Farmer, not those Grapes of Wrath types, these motorized farmers are more apt to be driving Bentley, Royces and Escalades. They have been well fertilized with green manure from “your’s truly.”  The Department of Agriculture employees over 110,000 people and has a budget of well over 100 billion dollars. Well now, 110,000 people eating our lunch. This department has to go, it serves no worthwhile purpose in today’s global economy. Shut it down now. 

We now move to a more controversial department, the Department of Education. Do you believe that this Cabinet employees over 5000? Ronald Regan, you remember him, sought to shut down the department.

President Ronald Reagan promised during the 1980 presidential election to eliminate the Department of Education as a cabinet post, but he was not able to do so with a DemocraticHouse of Representatives. In the 1982 State of the Union Address, he pledged:

The budget plan I submit to you on Feb. 8 will realize major savings by dismantling the Department of Education.

Throughout the 1980s, the abolition of the Department of Education was a part of the Republican Party platform, but the administration of President George H. W. Bush declined to implement this idea.

In 1996, the Republican Party made abolition of the Department a cornerstone of their campaign promises, calling it an inappropriate federal intrusion into local, state, and family affairs. The GOP platform read:

The Federal government has no constitutional authority to be involved in school curricula or to control jobs in the market place. This is why we will abolish the Department of Education, end federal meddling in our schools, and promote family choice at all levels of learning.

During his 1996 presidential run, Senator Bob Dole promised, “We’re going to cut out the Department of Education”

In 2000, the Republican Liberty Caucus passed a resolution to abolish the Department of Education.
Abolition of the organization was not pursued under the George W. Bush administration, which made reform of federal education a key priority of the President’s first term. In 2008, presidential candidate Ron Paul campaigned in part on an opposition to the Department. 

The department has so far out smarted its harshest critics, but we question its survival in the days, weeks and years ahead. The Department has flunked every test it has been charged with. Now is the time to dismiss the Department of Education for good. Good Riddance.

And not to be out done by the preceding departments, we must include the Energy Department. What have they ever done to wean us off foreign oil? A big fat nothing. If it wasn’t for the entrepreneurial energy industry we would be heating ourselves the old fashion way, with a campfire or fireplace. Check out their man power, 16,000 employees and hold your breath, 93,000 contract employees.  We recommend transferring their most important duties, (nuclear material safety) to the DOD. This department must be rationalized, it is a waste of our energy keeping it alive.

These recommendations are for starters. More cost cutting will be needed if we will survive the economic blitzkrieg that is coming at us faster than a speeding bullet.

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