Competence and Credibility
The elected empty suits have promised us that the sky is falling because they have to cut back by 2.3%. We can give the empty suits a tiny bit of credibility in one area. They’re forced to make the cuts in areas that are not the most likely targets for cuts.
As a group the elected empty suits created this crisis due to their own failure to act responsibly in the past. They created this and now they blame each other for where we are. Should I mention that they could work together and put together a plan to correct where the cuts come from so they’re more meaningful and less painful? No, why bother; it could be done, but not by elected empty suits. A Leader could do it, but we don’t have any in elected off, YET.
The waste, fraud, and abuse that is always present when elected officials touch public funds will obviously make up far more than the cuts. Responsible leaders would look to those areas to cut spending but that would mean one or more elected empty suits will have to disappoint a potential voter or campaign contributor, or power broker that holds the leash of that elected official.
The total of the cuts is so small in relation to the entire budget that it’s laughable to ordinary people who have to live within their means. As taxpayers in this country today we all have to face the same situation. Due to our elected empty suits we’re all suffering withholding at a higher rate similar to the 2.3% the government is facing. We don’t like it but we make adjustments and move forward.
The incompetence of our elected empty suits made this crisis as they always do, because they will not act in a decisive manner. The lack of courage and misplaced priorities by all of the elected empty suits is staggering.
They were all elected to represent the tax payers. If any of them recognize that obligation they have not taken any action to demonstrate it. As tax payers we all have a vested interest in a responsible resolution to the problem. The tax payer is funding the government, the government is by law expected to be a limited government, and should act in the best interest of the tax payer, not in the best interest of the recipients of the government’s largess. Since 47% of the people who file taxes don’t pay any taxes, it’s obvious that elected officials don’t care much for tax payers.
It isn’t the elected empty suits fault that they can’t be decisive and can’t take care of the tax payer. It’s our fault for electing them. We don’t care enough about credibility or competence. We always vote for the painted whore with the best story. We allow the media to define the candidate based on the candidate’s paid liars. We vote based on their lies distortions and fabrications. The fact checkers who pop up during elections have lost their credibility because they aren’t fair and impartial either.
Our current state of crisis is an artificial requirement to make real cuts in spending that came about through a failure to act in 2011. The cuts can be real and would be in the best interests of the tax payers. Keep in mind these cuts are not coming from the best place to make the cuts. The elected empty suits created this crisis in a naive attempt to force themselves to act responsively. With the cuts coming from where they are coming from they are still cuts and those areas can handle the loss in funds. Government agencies rarely spend responsively anyway, they usually piss that much away on a regular basis.
The elected empty suits are crying that the sky is falling. They are trying to scare the uniformed tax payers who believe the elected empty suits are telling the truth, or worse, know what they’re talking about. The scare mongering that is going on has to be a signal that the elected empty suits are scared. Real cuts and no significant consequences caused by the cuts could make the tax payers wake up and realize less is more.
If they have to take a cut and the sky doesn’t fall, how can we believe them in the future when they say they need more money? If they’re screaming to anyone who will listen that the sky is falling and the world will end, what happens if there are no significant consequences to doing the right thing for the right reasons?
In the real world their credibility would suffer. Scare mongering for no apparent reason should cause the public to question the elected empty suits ability to see a situation for what it really is.
Years ago this country had an effective watch dog to protect the public from wild accusations and hyperbole from elected officials. The main stream media used to question and investigate and challenge wild accusations made by elected officials. That doesn’t happen anymore. The main stream media is just an echo chamber of the elected empty suits.
That’s a major reason why so many tax payers and especially voters are so misinformed.
The sky is not falling, the elected empty suits are afraid of making cuts because the tax payers will realize that making cuts will not cause any serious consequences.
Competence and credibility is missing from our main stream media. We need that fixed NOW so the tax payers and voters can be informed and make better choices. Our elected empty suits haven’t had any credibility in years, the media was expected to highlight their lies and misrepresentations, but they don’t and we’re suffering because of it.