Saturday, December 16, 2017

December, 2017, Part 5, Political Class Insanity: A Delusional Joe Biden and New York Times Hack Journalism

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

I thought we were done with this topic this month a few days ago but more political insanity has risen to the surface that cannot wait until next month:

1) I do not know what to fear most, the fact that Joe Biden was Vice President or that there are actual rumors that he may run for President in 2020. We have often talked about how pathetic he was as a leader and one of the top producers of idiotic and inane quotes of any recent politician.

Although out of office for almost a year, Biden continues to issue insane comments. Caleb Hull, writing for the Independent Journal Review website on December 13, 2017, brings us up to speed:
  • On a recent morning news show on CBS, Biden claimed that Obama had the most integrity of any President Biden had ever known.
  • He also made the stupid statement that there was “not a hint of scandal” under Obama.
  • Specifically, “I’ve served with eight presidents, and I’ve gotten to know four of them very well. I’ve never met any president that has more character, more integrity and more backbone than this guy does. ... And eight years, not a hint, not a hint of scandal.”
So ridiculous. The article points out just a few of the many real Obama years scandals:
  • Obama allowed his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to operate an illegal and unsecure email server out of her house.
  • Obama allowed over 1,400 guns to get lost through his idiotic Fast and Furious program, guns that have been involved in dozens, if not hundreds, of murders of Mexican citizens and at least one U.S. Border Patrol officer.
  • Obama denied hundreds of conservative groups their First Amendment rights by denying them IRS approval of their non-profit applications.
  • Obama denied Americans sufficient security protection in Benghazi and then lied to the American public and the world with the flimsiest of lies of what was the known cause of terrorist attack on our consulate in that city that resulted in the death of an ambassador and three other Americans.
  • Despite numerous promises to fix the dysfunctional Veterans Administration, dozens if not hundreds of veterans died because they could not get prompt health care. In addition, thousands of veterans were forced to wait months to even get a VA appointment.
To this list of scandals, let’s add a few others:
  • Obama helped to shred the Fourth Amendment by spying on just about every electronic communications of just about every American.
  • Obama allowed his Secretary of State to operate a money laundering and faux charity, the Clinton Foundation, in order to personally enrich herself and her family.
  • Obama violated the Constitution and the War Powers Act by illegally and militarily involving the United States in the Libyan civil war.
  • Obama played over 300 rounds of golf, attended a record number of political fundraising events, and went on many, many lavish vacations, after promising to have no personal life during his first Presidential campaign.
  • Obama allowed several members of his Cabinet, including possibly himself, to illegally use bogus email accounts to cover up and hide official government business.
  • Obama signed off on the assassination of American citizens overseas, denying them their basic right of due process.
  • Obama unilaterally, illegally, and un-Constitutionally changed the Obama Care law’s mandates and dates without Congressional approval.
I could go on but you get the idea: to say the Obama years and administration did not even have “a hint of scandal” is scandalous in itself. 

2) The New York Times has never been an unbiased source of news. It loves everything liberal and Democrat. Which is very sad and a danger to democracy since if a major news outlet cannot be unbiased, than citizens cannot know the complete, true story when it comes to politicians’ incompetence, illegality, and lack of integrity.

Never has the Times bias been more on display than in a recent article where they claimed that Obama lied only 18 times during his 8 years in office. According to Julio Rosas, writing for the Independent Journal Review on December 14, 2017, the Times article was trying to show that Trump has lied over 100 times in his first year in office while Obama has lied only 18 times in his 8 years in office. 

It is one thing to be slyly slant the news in favor of liberals and Democrats, but this article is a pathetic and obvious hit piece on Trump. The Times writers obviously did not do even the simplest types of research and analysis because Obama lying 18 times is a hideous lie and deception. They somehow try to justify their laziness and/or hatred of Trump as follows: “We applied the same conservative standard to Obama and Trump, counting only demonstrably and substantially false statements,” they write. “The result: Trump is unlike any other modern president. He seems virtually indifferent to reality, often saying whatever helps him make the case he's trying to make. Overall, Obama rarely told demonstrable untruths as president. And he appears to have become more careful over time. We counted six straight-up falsehoods in his first year in office. Across his entire second four-year term, we counted the same number, six, only one of which came in his final year in office.”

“Rarely demonstrated untruths as President.” Are you kidding me???? 

If the writers of the articles did just a smidgen of research they would have found out the following realities:
- A simple Internet search shows that Obama lied at least 36 times by promising that if you like your doctor you could keep your doctor under Obama Care, with the following video clip showing Obama actually mouthing this lie at least 36 times in public:


So in just this one Internet search we have identified twice as many lies, ON A SINGLE TOPIC, than what the Times writers claimed on all topics. 

- A second Internet search provides documentation of Obama lying 37 times when he lied about you can keep your current health insurance plan if you like your current plan under Obama Care:


So in just two simple Internet search we have identified four times as many lies on only two subjects than the Times writers claimed for the entire eight years of Obama's Presidency.

- Let’s stay with Obama Care because Obama promised at least dozens of times that annual insurance premium costs could go down upwards of $2,500 a year, an occurrence that likely has not happened at all, given the overall annual double digit rises in insurance premium costs under Obama Care:


So, just three Internet search provides documented proof that Obama lied at least 100 times on just three aspects of Obama Care. It is highly likely that he lied many more times on just these three subjects that were not caught by these video compilations.

- But there is more. Fact checking organization, PolitiFact, is a left leaning, liberally biased political fact checking organization. Even they identified dozens and dozens of times that Obama lied:


- The Times writers could have gone to our blog when we ran a series of posts, “The Obama Administration - The End Of An Error” in which we devoted a post to the subject of Obama’s multitude of lies:
  1. Obama falsely promised if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the Obama Care legislation. This was not a truth since millions of Americans lost access to their current and favored doctors as a direct result of Obama Care’s tenets.
  2. Obama falsely promised if you like your current health insurance policy, you can keep your current health insurance policy. This was not a truth since millions of Americans lost access to their current and favored health insurance policies as a result of Obama Care tenets.
  3. Obama falsely promised that the average American family could see their annual health insurance costs go down by up to $2,500 a year. This was not a truth since Obama Care policies costs, for both the premiums and deductibles, have been going up every year since the legislation was passed and was often much higher than the insurance premiums and deductibles people had prior to the Obama Care legislation taking effect.
  4. Obama falsely promised that getting access to an Obama Care health insurance policy was going to be a really simple online process which it was not. The Obama Care online processes, were slow, inaccurate, difficult to navigate, and opened up millions of Americans to a high chance of identity theft.
  5. Obama falsely promised that Obama Care would “bend the cost curve” of health care costs in this country but health care costs in this country and the cost of Obama Care policies continue to grow significantly year over year.
  6. Obama falsely promised that enacting the Obama Care legislation would not add a single dime to the Federal government deficits or the overall national debt but the legislation will likely add at least a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next ten years.
  7. Obama falsely promised to go through the Federal budget line by line to weed out wasteful spending which he did not do.
  8. Obama falsely promised to reduce the annual Federal government deficit by 50% by the end of his first term. Instead, he presided over four consecutive Federal budget deficits that exceeded a trillion dollars year, multiple times larger than any previous annual Federal deficit.
  9. Obama falsely promised to devote every waking moment of his life to serving Americans if elected President, foregoing private time, recreation time, and vacations and he then spent the next eight years playing over 300 rounds of golf, attending a record number of political fundraisers and taking exotic vacations around the world.
  10. Obama falsely promised that all Obama Care negotiations would be aired on C-SPAN which they were not.
  11. Obama falsely promised that all pending legislation would be put up on the Internet for public review for five days before he signed it but that never happened.
  12. Obama falsely promised we would have our troops out of Afghanistan by 2014 but two years after that deadline U.S. troops are still in the country. 
  13. Obama falsely promised that he would close the terrorist prison camp at Gitmo but it is still open and many of those terrorist suspects that he has released have returned to the world of terrorism around the world.
  14. Obama lied to the world, to the nation and the families of those who were killed by a terrorist attack at Benghazi, falsely and willingly claiming that the cause of the terror attack at our consulate at Benghazi was an unknown YouTube video.
  15. Obama falsely promised to operate the most transparent Presidency ever and ended up operating one of the most secretive administrations of all times, ignoring Congressional requests and subpoenas, blocking and delaying many, many legitimate Freedom Of Information Act requests, persecuting and prosecuting more government whistleblowers than all previous Presidents combined, and spying on and hounding legitimate journalists.
  16. Obama falsely promised that his economic stimulus plan would create a plethora of “shovel ready jobs” but ended up creating very few legitimate and enduring jobs.
  17. Obama falsely claimed that the Supreme Court had never overturned any law that Congress had passed.
  18. Obama falsely promised that lobbyists would be excluded from high ranking positions in his administration, a promise that never occurred as many lobbyists ended up taking jobs high up in his administration.
  19. Obama stated that the IRS was not targeting or violating the First Amendment rights of anyone but it is now apparent that the administration conspired with the IRS to block any political groups or citizens that were not consistent with the views of the administration.
  20. Obama lied when he said that he did not say there was a red line that would result in dire consequences if the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its citizens when he actually did say there was a red line that should not be crossed.
  21. Obama falsely promised that he was not spying on innocent Americans but it was later clear that his administration, via the NSA, was spying on just about every American’s electronic communications.
  22. And his biggest lie or broken promise of all: “I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”
So what’s the deal New York Times? Are your writers that lazy that their bias and hatred of anything not liberal prevent them from doing simple Internet searches to verify their assumptions? Are they that smug that they think Americans are that stupid and lazy and will digest anything they say without doing some simple fact checking themselves? Or has the entire Times organization gone way down the path of yellow journalism to promote political views that have nothing to do with reality but which tarnish the already tarnished image of the journalism field in this country and which in turn endanger our democracy and our need for an unbiased and truthful free press?

A delusional former Vice President and an example of American journalism at its worse relative to politics, not pretty sights at all.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December, 2017, Part 4, Political Class Insanity: Congress Cowardice, More From The Clinton Crime Syndicate, and More

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) We have spent a lot of time this month talking about the sexual harassment and sexual predator habits of people in power in this country, especially those that are politicians. One of the most despicable things to come to light in this whole mess was the reality that Congress has been administering a slush fund of taxpayer money, reportedly worth $15 million, to pay off lawsuits people have brought against members of Congress and Congressional staff members on a whole array of discrimination issues including, and probably mostly, sexual discrimination suits.

But according to the National Review, it is not just the taxpayer money being used to condone and support the sexual harassment habits of people in Congress. Congress has set up a very cumbersome process to make those victims of sexual harassment by Congressional staff question whether the hoops, stress, and effort to protect oneself from the sexual predator habits in Washington is worth the effort:
  • An accuser has only 180 days to bring her complaint to Congress’s Office of Compliance.
  • Then the accuser is subjected to 30 days of mandatory counseling as if she is the problem, not the predator is the problem.
  • She then has only two weeks (15 days) to decide whether to go to mediation on her claims and accusations.
  • If she opts out of mediation, the case is closed and shut down.
  • If she does go to mediation, than the offending member or staff member of Congress is provided legal counsel and support, paid for by the American taxpayer, while the accuser has to find and pay for her own legal support and counsel.
  • If mediation fails, the accuser then only has 30 days to decide whether or not to file a lawsuit.
Nasty, vindictive stuff and processes to go through if indeed a woman has been abused and harassed as it seems many have.The politicians in Washington have taken really good care of themselves and their staffs, at taxpayer expense, to ensure any bad behavior is unlikely ever to get punished. The National Review summed up this insanity nicely: “It’s an extraordinary system, one that should shock the conscience of American citizens who face completely different rules in their own workplaces.” But this is Washington where different rules for those in power are usually the rule, not the exception.

2) Police officers are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting the citizenry and enforcing the laws of the land. Unfortunately, one dedicated police officer in Oakland, California is doing just that and is in hot water for doing her job as it is defined:
  • Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick had the gall, the gall I tell, you to do her job and is getting crucified for doing so.
  • The Chief helped Federal immigration officers round up two illegal immigrants men who were allegedly involved in a human trafficking ring.
  • As a sworn police officer that is her job, help get scum like human traffickers off of the street.
  • One of those arrested for this crime is now scheduled for deportation.
  • In a sane world, one would hope that getting a human trafficking person off of our streets and out of the country would be a good thing.
  • Now Oakland city officials, have put forth a formal complaint regarding the Chief for a police official doing her job.
Oh, by the way, Oakland is a so-called sanctuary city where liberal politicians have taken upon themselves to ignore standing law and coddle illegal immigrant criminals. I cannot think of many crimes more heinous than human trafficking, it is a modern day version of slavery. And yet, some politicians think that a police officer doing her job is more repugnant than someone involved in human trafficking. Insanity.

3) Jill Stein will never be confused for a conservative, Republican or neo-con. Ms. Stein in fact was the Presidential candidate for the Green Party in 2016. So when she says something that is critical of any liberal, it cannot be blamed on her political leanings.

Which is exactly what she recently did when she criticized Hillary Clinton and the fact that criminal proceedings have not be brought forth for Clinton. Apparently, 55,000 incriminating emails have shown up that show likely criminal behavior by Clinton and her campaign staff in 2016, to which Ms. Stein tweeted: “#PodestaEmails10 show HRC kept 55K emails from Congress. How much more evidence does the govt need to press charges?”

Could not agree more with you Ms. Stein. How many times does Clinton or her campaign people have to break the law before it actually matters? 

And for those of you who disagree with me or Ms. Stein, consider some work that the League Of Power website recently published on this topic. They highlighted three of Clinton’s most atrocious criminal acts, leaving out how she and her people rigged the Democratic Party primary system, her private email scandal and crimes, and other potential criminal activities:

"Uranium One  - This is probably the scariest crime on Clinton’s rap sheet. In case you’ve missed the finer details, Uranium One is a Russian-owned company that currently controls 20 percent of the U.S.’s uranium supply. How could this happen? It’s a convoluted story, but ultimately Hillary Clinton used her connections through the Clinton Foundation and her power as Secretary of State to secure the deal. When Uranium One was first awarded its contracts, it was not owned by Russians. A later buyout was approved by Clinton’s State Department.

The disturbing evidence in this case continues to pile. The left tries to dismiss the whole issue because fail safes have prevented the uranium from being transported to Russia, but the deal itself is rife with misconduct. The Russian company that purchased Uranium One was a major contributor to the Clinton Foundations. We’re talking tens of millions of dollars here.

Hard evidence of bribes, money laundering, fraud and other crimes is tied to the deal. There is even a photo of a suitcase full of cash changing hands to make things go more smoothly. It sounds like it’s straight out of a Bond movie. Instead, it’s the reality of the Clintons in power. So far, they haven’t smelled even a whiff of ramifications.

The Clinton Foundation - Unfortunately, Uranium One is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to wrongdoings committed by the Foundation. At best, the Foundation has misappropriated 80 percent of its funds over the last 2 decades. For a nonprofit, that’s a pretty serious crime. In fact, multiple tax filings have been shown to miscount tens of millions of dollars. No one knows where any of the misplaced money went, but we can all easily imagine.

In the worst case of mismanaging money, the Foundation raised and handled over $13 billion for Haiti relief after the major earthquake. Only $500 million of that made it to Haiti. The rest was redirected to foreign entities, mostly in return for favors and bribes granted to the Clintons.

This is the crux of the evil that is the Clinton Foundation. It’s ultimately a front that foreign powers can use to buy access to (formerly) one of the most powerful families in modern American history. Countless examples exist of American enemies making large contributions to the foundation only to be rewarded with a meeting with then Secretary-of-State Clinton.

In every case, the donors were rewarded with contracts, favorable American negotiations or American “aide” that far exceeded the amounts donated. Vladimir Putin himself used the Foundation to gain favor in the wake of Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea.

Benghazi - The last of the great Clinton crimes is none other than Benghazi. Of everything they’ve done wrong, this is the case where Hillary Clinton directly killed Americans. Leaked emails (no surprise here) have shown unequivocally that she knew of the dangers and had access to preemptive and responsive solutions. Instead, she did nothing at all, and Americans died. It was a clear act of treason, and she has faced no consequences at all.

If this rap sheet seems short, it’s only because the full list wouldn’t be readable. We’re ignoring pretty much all of Bill Clinton’s crimes that include rape and illegal acts of war. At least he faced a court before he was relieved of any responsibility for a lifetime of evil. Hillary hasn’t even seen that much. Her only punishment is that she couldn’t trick the American people into voting for her.

We’re also skipping right past the potential election fraud and general corruption of the DNC. The DNC has had to lie in the bed they made with that mess. We also don’t have time to discuss the obvious corruption between the Clintons and major media outlets. Her efforts alone have corrupted the First Amendment.

In the end, Trump might eventually get an investigation off the ground, but so many Americans (or should I say silly liberals) are caught up in the misdirection of media frenzies that he won’t get enough support. Even if an investigation happens, the Clintons will likely get off scot free. It is only in history books that they might eventually be condemned for the decades of violence and corruption that they forced on this great nation."

Again, money laundering, lying, ignoring imminent danger, etc. The list of moral and criminal activities of the Clinton Crime Family is long and disgusting. 

That will do it for this month’s political class insanity which never seems to end. More insanity for sure next month.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December,2017, Part 3, Political Class Insanity: Bribing Hollywood With Taxpayer Dollars, TSA Still Screwing Up and MOre

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) Most people know that Washington has been racked with sexual harassment and sexual predator accounts and stories over the past month or so. Congressman John Conyers and Senator Al Franken have already been forced to resign because of their disgusting behavior towards women. In the midst of this uproar, it has come to light that Congress has been managing a slush fund to secretly payoff people who have filed various types of lawsuits against Congressional members and staffs including sexual harassment suits. The whole situation has been despicable.

Now, according to a recent Newsweek article, we find out this little piece of insanity about another Congressman:
  • Congressman Bob Brady oversees the settlement process and payments done by Congress to cover sexual discrimination complaints and lawsuits.
  • His position on the House committee on administration gives him power over settlement payments with the taxpayer funded slush fund discussed above.
  • It turns out that the Congressman is now under investigation by the FBI for making false statements, conspiracy, and campaign fraud.
  • Court papers state that Brady paid a former judge $90,000 to drop out of a 2012 primary race.
  • That person has already pleaded guilty to falsifying campaign finance records to hide the $90,000 payment.
  • Ironically, Brady also sits on a Congressional committee that has responsibility over how campaign contribution money is raised, reported, and used for House of Representatives races.
  • According to the FBI, Brady and his associates, “were involved in the commission of several crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, producing false records, false campaign contribution reports, and violating limits on campaign contributions and expenditures. Brady’s email account is likely to contain evidence of these crimes.”
  • Some of those Brady associates were indicted last month.
As always, these are allegations that do not mean any laws were broken by Brady. But if true, we have another insane example of how corrupt, greedy, and amoral the politicians in America are today.

2) Let’s get into a recent report on one of favorite and most inept Federal government organizations, the Transportation Security Agency, TSA. We have often pondered which Federal government entity is the most corrupt, useless, and inept, with the Social Security Administration, The Defense Department, and the TSA usually vying for that dubious honor.

The following story of incompetence gives the TSA a boost towards that title:
  • An undercover operation by the Department of Homeland Security, the parent agency of the TSA, showed that TSA “screeners, their equipment, or their procedures failed more than half the time.”
  • In fact, when ABC News asked their news source if the failure rate was 80% or so, the answer that ABC received was that their estimate was “in the ballpark.”
  • During a recent hearing before the House committee on Homeland security, Congressman Mike Rogers told TSA Administrator David Pekoske that, “This agency that you run is broken badly, and it needs your attention.”
  • The test apparently found trouble with just about all aspects of the TSA procedures including problems with screeners, screening equipment, and “associated procedures.”
So almost two decades after it was formed, the TSA still fails far more times than it is successful. After spending hundreds of billions of dollars, the TSA still fails far more times than it is successful. And after groping millions of Americans’ bodies, the TSA still fails far more times than it is successful. At least for today, I think you would agree that the TSA is the most inept Federal government entity.

3) Most state governments, especially those that have been dominated by Democrats over time, are not in the greatest economic or financial condition. They have underfunded pension and retirement plans for government employees, they are in deep debt, and have shrinking tax bases. The state of New York is one of those states. Although not in quite in the same dire situation of other blue states like Illinois, New Jersey, and California, I am sure that their physical infrastructure, schools, and debt situations could use every last dollar that is possible.

But according to the New York Post, in a November 9, 2017, the current governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is diverting a lot of those much needed state taxpayer funds to his liberal friends out in Hollywood, trying to entice them to use his state to film their movies there:
  • In a recent year, Cuomo arranged for a whopping $420 million of New York taxpayer money to be spent to entice Hollywood to film in the the state of New York.
  • That brings the five year total to $1.2 billion.
  • This makes the state of New York, and its taxpayers, the second most generous state to Hollywood over the past five years with only Louisiana paying out more than $1.2 billion.
$1.2 billion is a lot of taxpayer money, and to be honest with you, I would bet that there is no financial way in the world that this was a good investment from a financial break even perspective for the taxpayers in New York. Consider some logical numbers:
  • $1.2 billion over five years means that Cuomo is giving Hollywood, on average, about $240 million a year of taxpayer wealth.
  • This comes out to about $4.6 million a week on average.
  • Or breaking it down further, it comes out to about $650,000 every day of the week for 52 weeks.
I would assert that there is no way that the taxpayers in New York are getting back $650,000 a day, $4.6 million a week every day and every week for an entire year in sales taxes, fuel taxes, and income taxes from Hollywood shooting movies in the state. It makes no financial sense. And they would need $650,000 a day just to break even, never mind generating additional funds.

So why does he do it? Very simple, he gives Hollywood state taxpayer wealth and Hollywood gives him back substantial monetary contributions to his election campaigns:
  • Recently, Universal pictures Chairman jeff Shell hosted a fundraising event for Cuomo at his California home. 
  • Invitees to the affair included Disney CEO Robert Eiger and CBS chief executive Les Moonves.
  • Hollywood based folks have previously given his election efforts $860,000 and California studios have chipped in another $400,000.
  • Previously, alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein had given Cuomo $111,000 in political donations that Cuomo only hesitantly returned after it was disclosed that Weinstein might be a really bad character.
Pretty sweet deal: use taxpayer money to fund your election campaign by first laundering it through Hollywood studios and executives 3,000 miles away. If this was a drug deal, it would be a felony, Since it is a politician’s operation, it is okay.

This is why we put Step 7 in our book, “Love My Country, Loathe My Government.” That step would make it illegal for anyone to contribute to a politician’s election campaign unless they lived in that politician’s domain of responsibility. 

In this case, no one in Hollywood could give Cuomo’s election campaign any money unless they lived and voted in New York. If this tenet was in place, I highly doubt that Cuomo would be generously giving out state taxpayer to people so far away from his home state since they would not be able to reply in kind.

Another day, another bunch of scummy political antics, laundering taxpayer money through Hollywood, more TSA’s failures, and another alleged corrupt and low life politician. More insanity to follow.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

December, 2017, Part 2, Political Class INsanity: Urban Violence and Wasteful Spending

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) Former US Senator Tom Coburn used to publish an annual list of the 100 most stupid Federal spending programs that waste taxpayer wealth. Coburn is no longer in Congress but current Senator James Lankford has continued the annual waste listings and he recently published the latest 100 Federal programs and how stupid and wasteful they are. Some examples of the waste include the following:
  • In 2016, over 25,000 American families received Federal housing assistance even though they made too much money to qualify for such assistance, with one family getting Federal taxpayer housing money even though they had an annual income of $479,911.
  • The National Education Agency (NEA) spent $30,000 on the production of a play called “Doggie Hamlet.”
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) annually spends $2.5 million to care for 139 apes that were formerly used for research which comes out to a rate of $18,700 per animal per year, not very efficient.
  • In Iraq, the Department of Defense somehow lost over $1 billion worth of taxpayer funded military equipment.
  • Going back to NIH waste, that government agency spent $2.3 million to verify that people who exercise often lose weight.
  • The NIH also spent research money confirming the reality, surprise, surprise, that men prefer dating younger, thinner women.
  • Another reality that the Federal Government affirmed, is that, surprise, surprise, a $2 million study confirmed that children don’t like to eat food that’s been sneezed on.
  • The EPA spent money to "immerse artists in a multi-scale investigation of transportation systems, community, and governance related to the impacts of climate change." 
  • Our favorite waster of money, the National Science Foundation (NSF), spent $475,142 on a plant naming program.
  • The Federal grazing program charges ranchers to allow their cattle to roam and graze on Federal land but the program is so inefficient that the Federal government pays $77.1 million more to operate the program than it collects from the ranchers getting the benefit of their grazing their cattle on Federal land.
  • The Feds spent almost half a million dollars researching the sights, sounds, and smells of the medieval period, a project I cannot even begin to imagine has any societal benefit.
  • The NSF spent $315,000 to research how court rulings make people feel.
  • And despite the ever increasing health care costs in this country, the lack of available health care to certain geographic and income segments of Americans and our crumbling infrastructure, the Federal government spent $1 billion on hospitals and infrastructure in Palestine.
With a $20 TRILLION national debt load, a load that comes out to over $165,000 for every man, woman, and child in this country, it makes no sense to waste money on such nonsense as identified by Senator Lankford. And even if we did want to spend this money, it should not be on such stupid, non-useful projects like those listed above. Go into any bar in America at happy hour and you could prove that men like younger, thinner women, you do not need the NSF for that. Go to any school cafeteria at lunchtime and you would easily find out that kids do not like food that has been sneezed on.

Spend this wasted money to house the homeless, feed the hungry, treat the drug addicted. Research real issues that affect many Americans such as curing cancer or Alzheimer's, not funding “Doggie Hamlet” plays. Total, total insanity and insults to American taxpayers everywhere.

2) This following piece of insanity mystifies me but also makes me respect Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, even more. Consider what he somehow convinced the politicians in Chicago to do. According to a recent article in the Seattle Times: “Chicago has offered to let Amazon pocket $1.32 billion in income taxes paid by its own workers. This is truly perverse. Called a personal income-tax diversion, the workers must still pay the full taxes, but instead of the state getting the money to use for schools, roads or whatever, Amazon would get to keep it all instead. The result is that workers are, in effect, paying taxes to their boss,” says a report on the practice from Good Jobs First, a think tank critical of many corporate subsidies.””

I am assuming that this has something to do with the reality that Amazon is going to establish a huge second headquarters location somewhere in the country and cities and counties are falling over themselves to be the location of that second headquarters location. But really, letting Amazon keep the tax money that its employees should be paying to the state and local government, kudos to Bezos, shame on the Illinois politicians who prostituted themselves out to a single company.

3) Unfortunately, we often have to check in to Chicago to see how the out of control gun violence and death rate is doing. Chicago is a city with some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country and one of the highest rates of violent crime. The politicians would prefer to continue to erode the Second Amendment rights of citizens to defend themselves vs. actually fixing the root causes of the violence that is so rampant, probably because they have no idea how to fix those root causes to the violence.

During a recent week in late November in Chicago:
  • The city experienced its second most violence Thanksgiving day in recent years.
  • There were 44 shootings in the city that holiday weekend.
  • Eight of those shot ended up dying.
  • In the month of November in Chicago, 33 citizens were shot and killed.
  • Year to date in Chicago, 3,326 have been shot and 580 of those shot have died in Chicago.
  • Almost 78% of those who died in Chicago this year from gun violence were African Americans but police were involved in only 1% of those shootings, killing the Black Lives Matter and liberal tripe that police officers are out of control and killing African Americans at unacceptable levels.
Horrific violence and no end in sight as politicians and liberals dicker over false statistics and no plans are ever developed to eliminate the root cause for violence.

That will do it for our second political class insanity post. No solutions for our urban woes which is becoming more and more fatal for urban residents and Washington is still wasting our taxpayer money on useless and senseless activities. More insanity to come.


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