Originally Posted by solipsism
If you have a valid point to make, it is lost by making hyperbolic statements like the one above without having a single relevant and real example to back up your claims.
Is there a cure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
One example of government efficiency should serve as enough because you can't stand there and tell me there is not waste, fraud and abuse by the government no matter which party is in control and you can't tell me that any division of the government's arm be it NASA or the CIA, DEA, EEOC, EPA, FAA, FBI, FCC, FDA, FDIC, FEC, FTC, ICC, INS, IRS, NIH, NLRB, SEC, USIA, USPS or any other alphabetic agency does not also have the tendency to display waste, fraud and abuse?
Heck we just had this government open a Visitors Center so our esteemed politician, Harry Reid, democrat from Nevada, doesn't have to smell
we the people, and this projetct was two years delayed and several hundred million dollars over budget. But hey, that's okay, politicians know where to get more money!
I'm not saying government and it's associated agencies is the root of all evil. Just most of it!
The best way to control government is two fold. First, if term limits are good enough for the president, they should be good enough for Congress and the Senate and there should a rule that you can't hop from Congress to Senate or Vise-Versa to extend the stay of your worthless hide. The longer one stays, it is far too easy for corruption, so we need to get these idiots out of Washington - period! The second way, budget constraint! Notice how the government works out a budget and then demands the money?! Imagine if you are a parent and the kid dictates what their allowance is and when they need an increase in pay! No, again, We the People
, should have the authority to tell our representatives that this is the amount you are going to obtain for your budget this year and not a penny more until next year (outside of extreme emergencies, war, natural disasters, etc.). That way, the money will be better spent, government will look for the best bang for their buck and better auditing of the money trail. Yes, put government on a peoples defined budget and not a government defined budget that the people are then raked over the coals to pay for, that will reign in those big wasteful spenders in Washington!