This may seem untimely since the Reed luncheon at the Radison in Corning was back in July, but there seemed to me other issues that needed addressing first. Representative Tom Reed of the 29th congressional district opened an opportunity for communication with the people.
Awhile back I went to one of his meetings in South Corning. I brought up the point how corruption was a huge expense in government. Mr. Reed thought it was a rather small expense that would not make much difference in the budget battle!
At this luncheon, I wanted to highlight my point about corruption. I began with my position, waste, fraud, corruption and incompetence, all falling under the broader definition of corruption, was eating up huge fractions of government finance. At least 25% and perhaps as much as 50% was squander by corruption.
Waste, a frivolous, ineffective, inefficient and selfish use of the tax money the people contributed to our government. Sloppiness for which billions go unaccounted! The attitude that such sloppiness is something to be ignored!
Fraud, the allowance of government to permit cheating and stealing from government through the many programs, good programs and useless ones, allowing those programs to be conduits to transfer money to crooks, cronies and corrupt capitalists.
Corruption, a sub heading under the major heading of corruption, those in government using their position to siphon money to themselves, their families, friends and cronies as though it is their entitlement as a political or government royal elite. Our representatives writing the laws for this transfer of money to occur!
Incompetence, filling government with academic intellectuals that have never made anything work in their lives! Do nothing thinkers that espouse high ideals but never behave in a manner that practices those ideals. The lazy useless Phds once in the irresponsible professional student category have now been given not only useless but destructive, high paying, powerful positions in government!
Academic royals who see their ideas as being the, be all end all solutions but never expect to implement them, only decree philosophies that have never worked! There purpose to bring the people’s money to themselves for the purpose of controlling the money, therefore the people.