U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Louisiana announced, echoing President Obama’s attacks, “Washington’s spending problem is only on FOX News.” Landrieu, always the southern belle seems ignorant of the financial state of the country! “I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on FOX News,” said Landrieu.
The Louisiana Senator did say the entitlement spending is a major problem. “It is mandatory spending that is rising rapidly, because the greatest generation that gave us the greatest nation the world has ever seen is dying and they need hospice care, they need Social Security, and they need hospitals.” Great Wire, 1-29-13
Certainly entitlement spending is the largest issue. However, Congress created the problem with actions like robbing the Social Security Trust Fund to finance their always increasing spending desires to expand government! Spending that Landrieu denies! Mismanagement, waste, fraud, corruption and incompetence are what Congress has financed to get us into this situation. The entitlement of government avarice, by the elitist political class!
Like Landrieu, Congressmen have gotten so far out of touch they will designate some spending as too small to make any difference in the National Debt or Deficit. Waste, fraud, corruption and incompetence in the little things add up to the same behavior in the big things. It is an attitude of acceptance of waste, fraud, corruption and incompetence that is the problem. First a thousand dollars is insignificant then a million, then a billion till it is no big deal to trash trillions of dollars. Pig at the trough behavior prevails!
Like Congress stealing the money from the Social Security Trust Fund. Then they name Social Security an entitlement, as though they are giving it to the people. The people paid for Social Security! It is theirs, not a gift from government! Yet government took that money and squandered it in the same wasteful way they do the people’s taxes. They have no respect for the people’s hard earned money! Government’s galloping gobbling gluttony of the people’s treasure is bankrupting America!
Ms. Landrieu seems to be the southern belle diva unconscious of the people, her servants as she and her government elitist peers see them. Landrieu is much like another diva oblivious to others around them. The famous Miss Piggy, a selfish, self-centered insensitive celebrity! My purpose is not to disparage Miss Piggy! She does no harm. She is a character people enjoy! Landrieu, on the other hand does harm, unaware of how she treats people, spending their money stupidly!
It was appropriate this story broke on GH Day (Ground Hog Day) as this scenario happens over and over again! Perhaps we should call it Government Hog Day! No, that’s not right, that is April 15th!