When I reiterated my concerns about corruption: waste, fraud, corruption and incompetence, Mr. Reed said, if I use the word corruption, his peers would say “Oh, corruption, that’s an easy fix!” and would give it no more thought. Reed suggested that the problems apparent in each institution had to be addressed to fix them.
Obviously I failed to communicate with Mr. Reed again. Perhaps the politicians so immersed in government corruption could not see the forest for the trees. Corruption had become so normal in the Washington environment they could not see it around them, or in their own behaviors and actions. Many enjoy the privileges corruption gives them.
On Greta Van Susterend’s show recently she talked with a guest about $1.3 Billion in Social Security fraud the government knows about but ignores. People receiving benefits that don’t deserve them! We certainly see trends in government and there is no reason to think this ignoring of corruption isn’t just another one. Sixty seven million given to the IRS for Obamacare just disappeared.
To address each individual problem was to me putting the cart before the horse. If the problems in each and every government institution had their foundation in corruption, which is likely under my definition, how could you fix them without addressing corruption? It would be like planting seeds in poisonous ground without removing the poison from the ground. The same old shriveling useless plants would grow.
Corruption – waste, fraud, corruption and incompetence has to be addressed first! That our politicians can’t see corruption is the source of most of our nation’s problems adds to the problem. Ignoring the corruption in government is ignoring the problems. Focusing on what seems to be the problem in each office, department or institution is like putting a band aid on a huge festering infection filled with pus!
If someone was told they had cancer, would they just dismiss it saying, “Oh, it’s cancer, we can easily fix that”! No, cancer is a word that signals “Trouble”, “Danger”, this is a matter of the utmost seriousness. In our society, philosophical and moral areas, the word corruption should be as frightening to our nation’s moral health as the word cancer is with regard to physical health.
Ignoring the corruption in government seems a dishonest thing to do. It removes government actions and business from any form of integrity. It creates mechanisms and opportunities for our representatives to be crooked! It makes waste, fraud, corruption and incompetence systemic parts of our government which erodes the foundation of America. Mr. Reed and all our supposed representatives must see this before they can fix anything!