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And This Is Why We’re Doomed

Posted by V the K at 12:15 pm - March 18, 2017.
Filed under: Trump-hatred

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Do leftists really believe that without an Army of overpaid bureaucrats in Washington, “We the people” would starve, suffer, and die for lack of food, health care, science, or art? We are utterly incapable of providing those things in the absence of a gigangtic, bloated, and (ultimately) unsustainable Government?

$40 Billion in cuts on a $3,400 Billion budget is nothing. Yet, people are screaming about it.

Not to mention, the Republicans have abandoned “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare and are now going for “Rename and Revise.”

It’s over. Nice to have known America while it lasted.

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23 Comments

  1. So much stupidity crammed into one tweet. Must be some sort of record.

    Comment by KCRob — March 18, 2017 @ 12:44 pm - March 18, 2017

  2. I’ve noticed that indeed, at least the youngest libs believe everything comes from the government. Literally. People that only joined adulthood [drinking age] during Obongo’s disastrous tenure believe it wholeheartedly. It’s the only thing they know. They’re having their first thoughts.

    The rest of the Left has lost it, converting from despising “The Man”, Tuning Out & other 60s bleary catchphrased flavors of the moment in time; to supporting the establishment. The regular Dems are eclipsed & walking around on eggshells because they don’t want to be expelled.

    Apparently, one isn’t an artist unless a govt grant has been approved & meals on wheels food is necessary for a senior’s survival. Obongo promoted the principles of anarchy & the consequences are rising to the top.

    Comment by Hanover — March 18, 2017 @ 12:46 pm - March 18, 2017

  3. If my math is correct, that is a budget reduction of 1.1765%…

    Why don’t the liberal elite pick up the difference?

    Comment by TnnsNe1 — March 18, 2017 @ 12:46 pm - March 18, 2017

  4. I really don’t think it’s fair to label Obama a “billionaire” — sure he’s effectively worth billions, but most of that is intangibles like favors, discounts, credit and probably more than a few hidden subsidiaries and trusts. Besides, he isn’t POTUS anymore, nobody has to listen to what he tells us.

    Comment by Sathar — March 18, 2017 @ 12:50 pm - March 18, 2017

  5. We’re past the tipping point. The Republic is over. Next stop…anarchy…and the lefties have been seeing what they can get away with since the OWS movement (in recent history anyway).

    Comment by windbag — March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - March 18, 2017

  6. Why don’t the liberal elite pick up the difference?

    Interesting because the National Endowment for the Arts is only about $173 M against $17 Billion in private funding for the arts. NPR routinely whines that only 3% of their funding is from Federal sources. So why can’t they get by without it?

    Comment by V the K — March 18, 2017 @ 1:06 pm - March 18, 2017

  7. VtK, I suspect that NPR’s 3% is done with similar math that Planned Parenthood get’s their 3%.

    Comment by Craig Smith — March 18, 2017 @ 1:17 pm - March 18, 2017

  8. Whew! So glad Oliver Griswold made it back safely from Walley World. But now he must cope in a world without food, health, science or art. At least he got to ride the good ship Lollipop Unicorn through the Large, Large World of Utopia and sing “It’s free for you and its free for me in the Large, Large World.”

    Now its on to his personal Dystopia where microaggressions bloom in profusion and where thoughts that are counter to his own view of reality are merely tedious interruptions meant to destroy his safe places.

    Comment by Heliotrope — March 18, 2017 @ 1:33 pm - March 18, 2017

  9. Mar-a-Lago and the golf course are the only places that Pres. Trump can have confidential conversations without the Democratic Deep State listening-in…and blabbing to suit their internal agenda. [/*sad]

    …And closing Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Benj. Franklin historic sites because the Natl. Park Service can’t hire one janitor to clean the public bathrooms is just bureaucratic stay-behinder deliberate obstruction.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — March 18, 2017 @ 2:08 pm - March 18, 2017

  10. I’m very happy that the CPB is being defunded. We’ve been waiting for this for years, more as a point of principle than as a crippling attack against Liberal propaganda NPR (& PBS). They know that it’s just a fraction of their budget but they’ve been fending off threats from the Right for years.

    What this will do is vaporize the fiction that these Democrat propaganda outlets are either national or public. Also; since [most] people aren’t actually thinking creatures, this will effect their funding drives which drag in cash from the whole spectrum.

    The Left will have to fund their own BS. This is an important win against the Left. Even the rulers of Twitter censored attacks on NPR. Deleting accounts punishing those that dared to question why the government was throwing cash at partisan hacks. This is very important.

    Comment by Hanover — March 18, 2017 @ 2:10 pm - March 18, 2017

  11. @1: those are a hopeless case.

    Best that people with two working neurons aligned can do from this point on, IMO, is just let the leftists go through their excruciating experience of having to stay mostly on the side, dodge their vicious attacks, and focus on keeping the GOP critters accountable enough for the people’s pick of the Donald to (at least try) to slash as hard as possible in the fat of the Federal Monstruocracy.

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 3:28 pm - March 18, 2017

  12. @5: I saw a pic the other day of an anti-brexit protest. There were people with Anarchist banners. So Anarchists favor byzantine, supra-national governments. I guess I missed the spot where the definition of anarchist changed. Big-government anarchists?

    Anyway, I believe the correct term here is “anarcho-tyranny”.

    Comment by KCRob — March 18, 2017 @ 5:56 pm - March 18, 2017

  13. @12:

    Let me help you, dear KCRob:

    http://i.imgur.com/sxMF35y.jpg

    The man on the right is Jeffrey Tucker. Easy to lookup.

    The revolutionary little thing on the left who still lives with parents is very thorough in staying anonymous.

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 6:07 pm - March 18, 2017

  14. Darn… and I was hoping single men would be able to get welfare, food stamps, and rent assistance so they can go have children of their own without having to rely on the baby-mamas to support them. I guess that’s not happening now.

    Comment by RGB — March 18, 2017 @ 6:41 pm - March 18, 2017

  15. @2:

    I feel you.

    We live in a time where the followers of Bernie Sanders or Liz Pocahontas Warren can hardly get interested in understanding compound interests not until years after they got a five or six figure balance reminder — and then are outraged to see the light of the 2 figures interest rate, even without any collateral (that Bernie, himself, seem totally alien to, as well).

    But hey, never mind that the same liberal arts college administrators and professors have salaries flirting with the 1/2 $ million.

    It feels so good to be enlightened about the class struggle in the fanciest amphitheaters where the wood smell so good — while the voucher school kids have to compensate with more efficient Google lookups and much less of reinventing the world-centric debates.

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 10:05 pm - March 18, 2017

  16. On a lighter note, ‘hope all (who wished to) had a nice St Patrick’s — as it was St Cyril of Jerusalem today, I have my good old friend cheering to you, in turn:

    http://i.imgur.com/hqdte7f.jpg

    A la bonne votre! / Cheers!

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 11:07 pm - March 18, 2017

  17. […] & meals on wheels food is necessary for a senior’s survival.

    Actually, it can be. I’ve known seniors for whom that is their main (and only) real meal of the day. Otherwise, it’s a choice between Rx drugs and food/groceries. The alternative is often nursing home care—paid for by Medicare/Medicaid. The conservative attacks on Meals On Wheels are stupid and ignorant and have no place in the current discussion.

    That doesn’t mean that the Federal government should pay for the program, however.

    Comment by RSG — March 18, 2017 @ 11:22 pm - March 18, 2017

  18. If you fired the bureaucrats involved in the Federally-required oversight and compliance of M.O.W.,’s you’d likely come out ahead. The same being true of many socially-beneficial programs. Does it really require Federal involvement to shelter the homeless, and feed the hungry and vulnerable?? Or to educate the youth of America?

    If you fired one-half of the civilian Federal workforce working within 50-miles of Washington DC, would most of America even notice the difference?

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — March 18, 2017 @ 11:55 pm - March 18, 2017

  19. That doesn’t mean that the Federal government should pay for the program, however.

    And that’s exactly America’s problem.

    I am only a fresh (7 years) immigrant, but it all seems to me this country is likely already in its 3rd generation of consciously planned Pavlov’s training in Fed Govt worship — basically, ever since the Great Society.

    Sure, I’m aware of what happened way before, in 1861, but it really feels like it the post-WWI and WWII conditions were ripe for the power that be to make their last hard push to make the slow (but progressive* and certain) dissolution of the states’ economic sovereignty become a systematic process that ought not be interrupted, if slow enough for the people, at large, to fail to notice.

    I should know a little bit about the scheme. After the 1789-1799 bloody years, we’ve had Napoleon whose legacy seems on surface to have, more or less, restarted our reunification (okay, modulo one or two more minor revolutions in 1848 and 1870, it’s become a national sport for us, anyway) — but…

    … it’s precisely under Napoleon we’ve also had this unprecendented centralization of powers (in Paris) and a boom of monstruous bureaucracies, state education, agriculture and industry regulations, … you name it. With brand new state-managed elitist schools, you bet.

    * No pun intended

    Comment by Cyril — March 19, 2017 @ 12:02 am - March 19, 2017

  20. Does it really require Federal involvement to shelter the homeless, and feed the hungry and vulnerable?? Or to educate the youth of America?

    No, it doesn’t and this exemplifies the problem I have with top-down organizations, be they gub’mint-related or nonprofit organizations. Aside from basic standards, there doesn’t need to be a large amount of involvement by an overarching bureaucracy. The problem is that once an organism is created, it’s in a race to ensure its eternal perpetuation. Even ‘sunset’ provisions often aren’t enough to insure it doesn’t live beyond its basic usefulness.

    Comment by RSG — March 19, 2017 @ 1:27 am - March 19, 2017

  21. #17, RSG, I know -exactly- what a senior gets with Meals on Wheels & it’s not enough to survive on & it’s not edible, it’s extraneous & an opportunity for unqualified people to check on a senior’s welfare. I’m not okay with the country being nickle & dimed to death by one ridiculous feel good program after another. Also, if a one of these unqualified nits sees something it thinks is suspicious it will immediately report to social services. Bureaucracy, unnecessary funding & more is not stupid to bring up & is relevant to “the discussion”. I might add that there is more than just a tiny bit of irrelevant comments on any of these threads, completely off-topic.

    Also, Meals on Wheels asks the seniors, every week for a 10.00 donation.

    If you’ve known seniors who depend on these pathetic trays of 4th rate, reheated, tasteless crap then you don’t know their situations at all. Meals on Wheels qualification has nothing to do with a senior’s ability to buy food or drugs. A can of beefaroni has more nutrition & taste.

    Comment by Hanover — March 19, 2017 @ 1:51 am - March 19, 2017

  22. I just wish we could deal with our bureaucrats the way our Gaullois ancestors Asterix and Obelix did with their Roman ones,

    2,000+ years ago:

    http://i.imgur.com/YMmfYCE.jpg

    Comment by Cyril — March 19, 2017 @ 3:22 am - March 19, 2017

  23. Thanks Cyril, (#22)–Asterix was one of my favorite comics growing up. (First encountered in French class.)

    And RSG (#17), which level of government is the real question. I maintain that the Constitution calls envisions the states as the main tax and spend authorities and regulators of civic life. Boy, am I out of sync with the times.

    Comment by TheQuietMan — March 19, 2017 @ 2:22 pm - March 19, 2017

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