Give Until it Hurts
This is a continuation of the two governors. One state has a newly elected governor who ran for office promising to make some significant decisions about high taxes and spending within the state. Another has an accidental governor, due to circumstances beyond his control. This governor didn’t promise to stay out of the way let alone accomplish anything.
One of these states had a serious budget shortfall and needed to review all of their spending and make some decisions. A decision was made in the state legislature to take a serious look at obligations to labor contracts and establish a commission to review and control expenses. The individuals in the legislature who with an assortment of smoke, mirrors, lies, distortions, and misrepresentations have been elected and reelected over and over into office. They offered a seat on the commission to labor officials for a campaign contribution of $50,000. Apparently these thieving empty suits are not unskilled in their ability to raise funds. They can’t control the state spending, but they can be clever and creative when it comes to getting campaign contributions that get spent in some more clever and “unusual” ways. The thieving empty suits are not cold hearted; they recognize that in these difficult economic times, senior labor officials may have trouble coming up with an extra $50,000 to “invest” in an unscheduled requirement to buy a state politician, again. The empty suit has already been bought and paid for, but as bottomless pits tend to be the thieving empty suit has no bottom. This new investment could possibly lead toward minimizing the negative impact that fiscal responsibility could have on his or her personal kingdom. If that’s too much of an investment they could invest $25,000 to get some input as opposed to a seat on the commission. If the elected empty suit could only be that considerate to the tax payers who fund his paycheck.
The other state has a different approach. The elected governor who came into office with a plan and a promise to fix the problems, cut the spending, and reduce the extortion that the state sometimes refers to as taxes. He wants to lead the effort to reduce spending and stop the bleeding from the state treasury. As the elected leader of this state this silly fool wants to lead. How foolish of him. He’s too naïve to realize that the lower level elected empty suits decide what spending happens and which outside influences get the public funds at taxpayer expense. The governor’s role in all this is to sign the bills that the legislature sends to him and shut up. When spending out spends income, he has to take a beating from the media and find ways to beg borrow or steal the funds for the elected empty suits. Some people are going to have a difficult time with this new type of governor. Leadership might have a negative impact on the way states do business. The wrong kind of people might make things happen. Then the wrong people might make the wrong things happen. The taxpayers are there to pay taxes not get refunds or have fewer taxes to pay.
Now back to the state with the commission seats for sale. These thieving bastards have been elected into office over and over again and have obligations to live up to. The lies and distortions that got them into office don’t come cheap. You have to accept favors and promises from all sorts of people who want favors and other services in return once the election is fixed and certified. Fiscal responsibility is more than a minor road block in this process. If any of the elected empty suits knew enough about how to make the state constitution work, they would amend it and out law that ugly concept. Fiscal responsibility can not and will not exist in this state government.
The state with the elected governor did get tired of the irresponsible state government and did elect someone who said he would help fix the state. Then the silly fool started doing what he campaigned on. How did that happen? Politicians aren’t expected to do what they promise when they campaign. If that was a common practice we would be angry when they promise one thing and do another thing when they get elected. Maybe the media is not doing their job properly. I though the media was supposed to be the public watchdog and look out for our interests. They were supposed to highlight lies and distortions from elected and appointed empty suits. Maybe some of the empty suits are making a living in the media. Perhaps their unbiased devotion to the truth and to fact finding might be tainted with a little bit of their opinion and not fair and balanced reporting. I guess we can not elect the empty suits who have been robbing us blind, and we can fire the media. Voting for whoever is running for office that has never been in office before is a good start and avoiding all media that’s tilted too far in either direction. New elected officials and new media what a concept.
Vote the Bums Out,