John Ransomlists several example of waste that has yet to be corrected. Congressional members have come to believe it is the amount of legislation that justifies their elected office, instead of the quality of legislation, as pointed out in his Townhall article:
Liberty is about a lot of things; it’s a deep topic. … If you are like me, you think that many of our elected officials from both the right and the left truly believe that what they think of you is much more important than what you think of them.
If you’re like me you’re tired of a trillion dollars in so-called stimulus spending that went to mob-connected asphalt contractors rather than the pockets of working families who own businesses and pay taxes and do all the working and dreaming in this country.
If you’re like me, you’re tired of a $2.6 million program that teaches Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly while unemployment soars across the country.
If you’re like me, you’re tired of an arrogant federal government which pays out $47 billion in fraudulent claims in Medicare every year while they lecture the rest of us about healthcare economics.
If you are like me, you’re tired of the US Postal service wasting $30 million on a program that pays 1100 employees to do nothing. Yes, today, the US Post Office sat 1100 employees in empty rooms, as they do every day, and literally paid them to do nothing. They can’t play cards; they can’t watch TV, in fact they can’t do anything at all. To the tune of $30 million per year.
Yet this very same federal government comes to us now and proposes to manage our healthcare, our retirement, the education of our children, the auto industry, the oil industry, pharmaceuticals, the mortgage industry and lectures the American people that they are under-regulated. …And if you are like most of the voters I speak to, you are tired of insiders from Washington and Wall Street on both sides of the aisle, and their wasteful spending schemes that don’t even propose to solve the very issues facing Main Street and working families. Let’s suppose global warming is real; I don’t think it is, but let’s say it’s so for the sake of argument. Show me please how the Renewable Electricity Standard– which will cost American families $1800 per year– please show me how it’s going to lower the earth’s temperature. They can’t because the Renewable Electricity Standard wasn’t created to combat global warming and it won’t lower the earth’s temperature. … The government doesn’t write legislation with solutions in mind, but rather with power and control of your very lives. And it is inside of your lives where you will wrestle back that control. … But ordinary people are paying attention, actually reading the Constitution; people are actually asking questions about the 10th Amendment, asking: What kind of power does Washington really have over us? Unfortunately, there aren’t enough people who have been awakened to that yet, that’s why readers like you are so important. Each individual reading this is so incredibly important because the job you have this year as a citizen has never, ever, ever been more important. The 2012 election is going to determine what it’s like to live in this country for a long time. … Because when politicians treat the promises they campaign on like they matter, when they are held accountable to those pledges– by us– we will restore the respect they owe us.
It is time to hold government accountable. It is time for congressional members to review past legislation and clean the records. It is time to earn their salaries paid for by American taxpayers. It is time for them to abide by their Oath of Office. If they do not – it is time for the American citizens to ensure they find another avocation in the private sector.
…we are living in a world where rationality and common sense are evaporating.
Remember what happened in Louisiana during Katrina Disaster, and know tyranny (confiscation of firearms) can occur no matter what political party has majority in government or who is President of the United States. We do not need a government who considers constitutionalism a radical movement – no matter which political club members of Congress and the White House belong to.