Saturday, October 11, 2008

Too Big to manage

When you take a look at who we have given the power to manage our lives there is a common factor. They are all too damn big. All you have to do is look at the endless list of failures: Energy, Economy, Education, Defense,etc. I don't have time to list all the big government assigned to just about every aspect of our lives. Check out this site for a complete A-Z listing of Government agencies. Holy cow, Batman, do we really need all this? Who is paying for this? The answer to the 2nd question is easy, YOU and I. If you consider all wage earners that would be 60% of us as 40% of wage owner pay no Federal income tax.
I don't know about you but I'm sick and tired of paying for something that does not work well. I'm also wise to the pandering of the political class with their election year pledges to reduce the size of government and cut government spending. Hell, their definition of reducing spending is to reduce the rate of growth. Check this site it is fairly easy to follow and it lays out what the government spends by major categories from year to year. The most telling table is the avg growth rate in spending in the discretionary portion of the budget year over year since 1998 (Table S-9). Compare that one with your year over year salary increases!! Education went up 37% in 2001. There is no aggregate for all but I would guess it is closer to a 10% CGR than it is to 5%.
It's too big to manage. If you agree go to this site, look up your House representative and follow the easy links to send him/her a message. Here is the link for your senators. Just DO IT!! Save the links and use them to send frequent comments .

Oh by the way, when you contact your reps by the web they ask you to fill out name, address and email. This is easy if you enable "autofill" in your Goggle tool bar. One click and all the data is automatically y filled in. No excuses there, eh?

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