Stupid government, stupid politicians and appointees

Listening to Bernie Sanders (VT – socialist) just makes my blood boil. This guy is the most sanctimonious, pompous ass in politics. Why those folks in Vermont have elected him, is a mystery to me. Today in the budget hearings with Tax Cheat Tim, Sanders wasted a third of his 7 minutes, bragging on himself and his past voting record and blaming the Republicans for the financial mess we are in – as though it’s only the Republicans who are at fault.

Poor example of ducking a question: When asked if the individual mandate was a penalty or a tax, Geithner said that would be up to the lawyers to decide. I guess like his boss, Obama, that question is “above his pay grade.”

Driving home yesterday from Las Vegas, it occurred to me that maybe Mayor Bloomberg should be worrying more about the bedbug infestation in NYC and less about 4th or 14th hand smoke in Time Square. I mean Geeeze – isn’t it more deleterious to tourism to suffer from bedbugs, than to worry about somebody, who’s 20 feet away, smoking on the beach?  New Yorkers must be as stupid as Vermonters: Bloomberg is a real cluck.

Doesn’t it make sense to everyone who understands how free markets work that if high speed passenger trains were profitable, Union Pacific would have them running full bore? But obviously, since AmTrak doesn’t work, it goes without saying that we need to dump $53billion into high speed trains.

What our government knows best: how to waste tax dollars.

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6 responses to “Stupid government, stupid politicians and appointees

  • Bob Mack

    When asked if the individual mandate was a penalty or a tax, Geithner said that would be up to the lawyers to decide.

    Geithner is, as usual, wrong again. It’s up to a judge to decide, and two of them have already ruled that it’s neither–it’s unConstitutional.

  • samiam60

    I think we are all feeling the same things Roxy. Has our Government gone mad? Look what is going on in Wisconsin, the Dems didn’t show up for the vote. Are you kidding me. That is an obstruction to Democracy and those people should be charged as such.

    • roxannadanna

      Those people in Wisconsin were elected to do a job and where are they? Illinois. Their constituents should be re-calling every one of them for this.

      Before this week, no one was “vilifying” union members. After seeing what’s happening in Madison today – the signs calling the Governor Hitler and a dictator, canceling school – they have caused their own vilification.

      Do they still wonder why most of America is opposed to the unions?

  • AFVET

    The first thing our new Governor, John Kasich did was to kill the ‘high speed rail system’ that would have averaged 39 mph, and would have restricted the freight traffic using the same tracks.
    Ohio is on the road to recovery, and it is a sweet breeze indeed.
    We’ve needed this for a long time.
    Oh by the way, any federal funds that were supposed to go to the high speed rail system were retracted by the feds.
    John asked if Ohio could use the money for something else, the feds said no.
    Kasich essentially said, OK, we don’t need your help.

    • roxannadanna

      Smart man and smart voters who elected him. High speed rail is nothing but pie in the sky. And what’s this 80% of Americans will have access to it? Do 80% of us live on the east coast?

      • AFVET

        80% of Americans would have access to it.
        The percentage of Americans that WOULD USE IT is much lower.
        I live in God, Guns, and Truck country.
        We watch trains, we don’t ride them.

        OK Dude,…the train’s gone, get back in the truck, let’s go.

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