Feb 17 2011
One of the reasons the American people have become very libertarian in their views on government is because the government has become a massive money-pit of incompetence. As I listened to Democrats cry ‘Wolf!’ in the well of the House, claiming that cutting useless programs would starve children and hurt the elderly I realized no one believes this liberal garbage any more – not even the culprits on the House we were mouthing simpleton platitudes in their ridiculously expensive (and quite bloated) outfits.
The fat cat Democrats were crying about the fact they were not going to be living high on the hog anymore, pretending to do good when all they produce is failures and deficits, when it dawned on me only the truly gullible are buying it anymore. Congress and the Feds are no more likely to fix anything than the tooth fairy is.
The problem is that the federal bureaucracy is brimming over with incompetents in way over their heads. I have seen 10 years of people promoted into decision-making positions with no clue what is they need to manage. And when confronted by those who do know, the survival instinct is to move the expertise out and pad the team with a sea of incompetence – deep enough to make the head incompetent appear to be in control simply by comparison.
I give you as a prime example of the lameness of this generations imagination and competence a recent study that blew my mind away:
According to the CDC, 37 million adults in the US have hearing loss and close to half of those older than 75 are affected. This week, U.S. researchers found that people who are hard of hearing have higher risk of developing dementia as they age.
Hearing loss is as much a feature of old age as gray and thinning hair – not to mention dementia. Having glanced at this monument to idiocy I can see the ‘science’ behind it is of the same low caliber that created the myth of man-made, CO2-driven, global warming. I can’t wait to see the sequel:
“Researchers discover that gray hair is linked to dementia, as are birthday candles, sunrises and the number of full moons.”
Folks – the missing link in all this is ‘old age‘! I promise you that we not only wasted a lot of money on this, when they go through the next phase we will be barraged by stupid conclusions like “using a hair dye to take away the gray hair may be linked to correcting dementia, since most people using dye to cover their gray are no likely to have serious signs of dementia’ [since most people don’t get serious dementia].
We have filled the federal bureaucracy with wall-to-wall incompetence, protected by endless reams of process used to cover up their mistakes. The only path forward is to cut government down to the barest minimum. Even needed services (like education) will be cut if there as been no clear and significant improvement (like education).