Friday, June 22, 2012

Everyone is greedy but politicians & bureaucrats satisfy theirs with our labor!

By John Sykes

The political and bureaucratic classes exist because our taxes finance them. That they work less and produce very little intensifies their greed. And then they use public sector unions or their lofty political perches to segregate themselves from We the People.

Winston Churchill said it best: “Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.”

To which I add: “Principles not Politics! Producers not Parasites!”

Maybe when the parasites run out of our money, the political/bureaucratic pyramid will collapse in starvation and we’ll get to build it over again – hopefully better!

From Will Offensicht at in “Greed is Universal”:

… All nations, societies, and businesses have suffered from bureaucratic inefficiency and budget growth ever since the Chinese invented bureaucracy some 5,000 years ago.   Even though he had the power to order anyone executed at any time, the Emperor couldn’t do much work by himself.  He had to work through layers and layers of government employees to get anything done, just like the President of the United States.

Fundamental problems with bureaucracy surfaced soon after its advantages were discovered – government employees are human beings just like you and me and sometimes serve their own interests rather than carrying out the agency’s mission.  American bureaucrats have the same ambitions and goals bureaucrats have had ever since bureaucracy was invented:

  • Less work to do this year
  • A bigger budget next year
  • A comfortable retirement at the end …
Governmental greed is just as real as business greed.  That's something to keep in mind the next time you hear about some wonderful new government program that will right all wrongs and bring universal happiness.  Government programs always bring happiness to the new government apparatchiks, but for taxpayers, they end in tears.

Read the whole good article here …

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