"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Proving They Don't Care

. . . about whether or not you matter, or that you care enough to call your Representative, or Senator.

While they have less than a month left, they are going to steal every dime they can get their hands on.

Because, after all, what are YOU gonna do about it?  Nothing.  Especially if you voted for any Democrats.

Must be pretty cool to just be a couple living in America and just because you happen to know a certain Congressman, you can fill out a few government forms and collect $48 BILLION.  Why risk your money on the lottery.  Just go for the sure thing.

Don't risk prison by stealing or embezzling it.  Just have a Representative transfer the money from millions of taxpayers directly to you.


  1. While I agree that funneling 48B to your pal is outrageous and wrong, I have to take considerable umbrage with the implications in the linked article that a business run out of the home, or owned by a married pair, or filing hand written (oh the horrors!) annual reports means it's not a real business or it's a shady organization.

    What makes it shady is the connection to the politician who's trying to funnel billions of dollars to such a small business, not that the business is small in the first place.

  2. No need to take umbrage. I was a one man Sub S corporation, so I know what it means to be a small business. Small businesses are the lifeblood of America.

    The point is that in being such a small business, it points glaringly to the fact that it does have to be an outrageous theft, because unless the guy and his wife are creating tens of thousands of Buckyballs out of their kitchen, there's no way the business can justify even 48 million, let alone, 48 billion. The obvious theft wouldn't have been so glaring if the congress critter's friend were the CEO of Monsanto or Microsoft or ConAgra.

    I never got the impression from the original story that they were trying to imply that the factors that you mentioned made the business illegitimate or shady.


Please don't make me disable comments because you couldn't maintain decorum and civil discourse. You can disagree all you want to, just don't get nasty.