Thursday, October 3, 2013


Political friend and foe a like: I've got a new full time job, a second career if you will. As a result you will not be hearing from me as regularly as before. It has come to pass in my efforts to simplify, minimize, downsize in my maturation process, I've reached the stage where my priorities require some drastic adjustments-, a point of diminishing return if you will. As it goes, you can try to do anything, but you simply can't do everything! In that, my time to vent my socioeconomic and political frustrations, little thou it has been, has come into contention. As you know these spontaneous blog burst of mine are reactions to "professional bloggers" of both liberal and conservative persuasion requesting a known conservative's perspective. Of late it has become a  frustrating chore to keep up with those request, for both of us I might add, thus this caveat going forward: Keep your request coming if you like, but my response is not going to be as timely as before.Yes I know most of your request are time sensitive...but if you want my comments please adjust your requests accordingly. 

So, know I'm still here, still valiantly trying to stay abreast of our government's political machinations, trying desperately to make heads or tails of what is happening-, not happening! In this notice let me reiterate a "party piece " I delivered at a resent B- School symposium to reinforce where I'm coming from, least you forgot:

"Incredulous" best describes my state of mind these days! I find myself saying all to often,"how can that be!" How can near 50% of Americans not be paying income taxes yet a disproportionate number of them are receiving some sort of government subsidies at taxpayer's expense; over two million Americans are unemployed to say nothing of the underemployed; our job creating industries are the heaviest taxed and over regulated in the world; our economy has near flat-lined; our public school system the most expensive on a per capita bases, yet is ranked 17th among nations in student acumen; we are near 17 trillion dollars in debt and counting (yet we borrow 40% of every dollar we spend?); the reward system for "public servants" has exceeded that of private sector employees; we have created an unmanageable welfare state and are expanding on it's eligible participants at an untenable rate! What happen, did  somebody throw a switch somewhere and "voila!" instant socialism! What!! Can it be true that the majority of Americans are willing to forfeit their freedoms for a womb to tome caretaker government subsistence! When is the last time any of us read our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights and reflected on what our forefathers so clearly prescribed as the relationship between the governed and their governors here in this United States of America! Let me conclude with cause and effect:

"Unfunded Public Pensions and Welfare expenditures (entitlements) are major contributors to our country's wide spread fiscal dilemma..., from local municipalities to the federal government the burden is stifling. Our public employees and their union organizers, in our complacency, have treated themselves and their thought to be needy brethren too well, for too long, at our expense!! Just ask what % of your taxes are earmarked for pension payments and welfare programs in your neck of the woods and be prepared to be astonished!

Here are three indisputable and alarming statistics that unnerve me:: 1) 45 million Americans receive food stamps (that's one in seven of us); 2) 47% of us receive some form of federal payment benefits; 3)  49.5% of us pay no income tax! If that is not the creation of a potentially formidable voting block favoring socialism; against all things I perceive as American, I don't know what is!  And know, that's not to say some of those recipients are not deserving beneficiaries of such assistance, it's the order of magnitude that is alarming! Telling me, we are on a slippery slope toward socialism and all it's ills! Are we devolving to our ancestral European roots in our governing practices? Do you think these practices, these events and circumstances are commensurate with the  return on investment you are making in your education? I leave you with two Thomas Jefferson quotes to ponder:

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government 
 from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them"                                     

 "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too   
  much government. " 

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