This REALLY Stinks September 23, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
It is very upsetting to realize just how much taxpayer money has gone to fund/bail out the crony capitalism that congress has been indulging in for the last fifty years or so. Is there anybody in the past fifty years of congressional history who HASN’T put their hand into the till?
This is much worse than just “a scandal,” like Watergate or Teapot Dome. It is a monstrous breach of faith with the taxpaying citizens of this country.
When we vote for a candidate, we are basically trusting them to be honest with us about what they plan to do with the money the government forces us to pay in taxes every year. We blindly believe we are allowing them to spend our hard-earned money honestly, on the things we think are helpful, profitable, and that will move our country forward to even more prosperity. When we ask why these things don’t work, get bloated, or lose their intent, we are given a great story about how the other party has highjacked/undermined/twisted their wonderful plans, and in order to rectify the problems, they will need more money from us.
We send them money for education and they line their pockets and invest it in crony companies, and our education system crumbles to a world laughingstock. I am sure I’m not the only one who remembers when American students tested higher across the board worldwide than students from other countries. Now we graduate students who can’t read their diplomas, let alone calculate the cost of a soft drink and a pretzel. We send money for emergency relief of disasters only to see it go to cheesy fly-by-night crony companies that make repeated visits to the white house for chummy chats and more special treatment.
The last thing we expect is that those presumed-honest candidates are fonching at the bit to get to Washington to get at all that money to fling around like a madwoman’s sh*t on crony companies who gave large sums in return for special treatment and tax breaks.
I’m really sickened to realize the trillions upon trillions of dollars congress has filched from the taxpayers over the last forty or fifty years. I know Solyndra is just the tip of the iceberg, and it makes me wonder if there is even a single member of either house who hasn’t participated in this grand ripoff. There must be a “legacy trust” in place that replaces one crony-lover with another as terms expire or officials die. They have made us pay for all their boondoggles, their stupid “investments,” and made us all pay taxes for the privilege of being poked. The mind simply boggles.
The REAL scandal in all of this is not just the pay-to-play cronyism of Solyndra, but the ongoing corruption of congress. We have been blinded by their smooth words, their carefully coiffed hair, their photogenic poses in front of the sycophantic media. We have allowed, even depended upon, a lying, buttkissing national and local media to shape our opinions and tell us what we should think about all these elected criminals we have stupidly, blindly, and ignorantly voted into office, time after time, year after year.
We, as taxpayers, should be ashamed that we have allowed this to continue since the days of FDR, at least. When people who can be corrupted are put into positions of high power, only corruption can result.
No wonder the establishment elitists in Washington are scared to death of people like Sarah Palin and Herman Cain.