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What the founders never envisioned

posted at 5:56 pm on September 8, 2009 by

Compare and contrast:

The wages and benefits of private workers pale in comparison to those of government workers. And the vast majority of government workers belong to public sector unions like the SEIU, which impede the operation of traditional human resources practices: probationary periods, merit-based advancements, terminations for cause, etc. Many are unaccountable bureaucrats operating their own personal fiefdoms.

Unemployment is still on the rise, currently estimated at 9.7%. And, in good times and bad, the federal government keeps growing. On borrowed money, with taxpayers footing the bill for principal and interest.

There are six jobs for every unemployed person in the Baltimore-DC area, while the real economy is flat on its back.

The federal bureaucracy is an out-of-control juggernaut, grown far beyond the scale of anything envisioned by the founders. It’s time to slash the size of government, to slash government compensation, to right-size government spending, to slash taxes and to free up enterprise to do what it does best.

But don’t expect anything of the sort from President Ideologue and his merry band of National Socialist Democrats. They don’t believe in free enterprise, you see. They believe only in the power of government.

Update: “The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever“.

Graphs: FOFOA.

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Actually, I do think the founders envisioned many things, and often challenged ‘we the people’ to rise up and fix those problems when they occurred.

Skandia Recluse on September 8, 2009 at 7:24 PM

An even scarier thing that the founders could never envision is a free press in a free country could be against personal liberty and freedom.
Doesn’t even make sense , but reality is stranger than fiction sometimes.

kangjie on September 8, 2009 at 8:01 PM

An even scarier thing that the founders could never envision is a free press in a free country could be against personal liberty and freedom.

kangjie on September 8, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Amazing, isn’t it? Terrifying, but amazing.

Daggett on September 8, 2009 at 8:42 PM

I had a feeling all of this was the case, but never had a ready reference to prove it. Excellent work, Directorblue! That “Jobs Postings per Capita” chart is the scariest use of colored circles on a map since War Games.

Doctor Zero on September 8, 2009 at 10:47 PM

The founders envisioned that everything that is happening now, could happen. That’s why they put in writing the final defense: the second amendment. There are alway those who will attempt to take away others’ property and freedoms, if we act cowardly and allow them to succeed.

If they succeed now in deflowering this great experiment in social construct, it will prove that evolution is circular.

Don L on September 10, 2009 at 7:23 AM