Liberal nightmare: Rand Paul meets John Stossel

by editor on April 16, 2011

The more we see this Rand Paul, the more we like him. His basic concept: quit pussyfooting around with meaningless budget cuts. The only way we’ll save the nation, he says, is by cutting entire governmental departments.

He’d start with the Departments of Education, the Commerce, and Agriculture. And he’s just getting warmed up.

Go, Rand, go.

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RockingHorseGuy
Member

Over $400,000 for a “stimulus” job? Where do I apply?

hisham
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I think you may be looking at that wrong. It cost the taxpayers $400,000.00 per job to create the job, but the job actually only pays about $25,000.00 or $30,000.00 to the person lucky enough to get it. That’s an excellent use of our money don’t you think? Now all we need to do is track down that lost $360,000.00 or $375,000.00 and see where it went (translation – who’s pocket it lined).

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I was kidding, my friend. I know none of the stimulus jobs pay that much, and I was wondering myself where the rest of the money went.

hisham
Guest

I should have said: sarcasm intended. I knew you were just being facetious. I was also trying to be facetious…it may have lost something in the translation.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Sarcasm is often difficult to do in print. The facial expressions, tongue in cheek, etc. just don’t come through sometimes.

deepthinker
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Starting with the Dept of Education and Dept of Energy. Both these departments are useless and utterly inept. Then we can change over to a flat sales tax and rid this country of the IRS.

hisham
Guest

Sen. Rand Paul is absolutely right about cutting whole departments. Think of all the waste and abuse that goes on every minute, of every hour, of every day and multiply that by 280 or so days and you have a huge mess. Putting these departments down and making their employees look for real work outside the government would save us trillions of dollars! Problem is, none of these fat, lazy, pensioned, tenured bureaucrats will leave under their own power–we’re going to have to physically pink slip every last one of these b-turds! Cut their heads off and the bodies will follow…I hope!

Navyvet
Member

A recent article in the Mpls Red Star and Sickle states the MN Unemployment Office overpaid claimants to the tune of several million dollars. They say that they cant ask for the money back because the people that were over paid dont have the money. Huh? Also, according to the bureaucrats, the reason this happened is that there are 4 different unemployment agencies or sections (whatever) and apparently they do not talk to one another. It seems that no one in government sees this as an opportunity to cut redundancy. BTW, apparently the unemployment fund is broke.
IMO there are so damn many people “working” at the government it is an unmanageable mess.

LA Sunset
Member

I like Stossel.

Stossel for President.

KimmyQueen
Guest

My opinion: Go back to how government functioned on the 1900’s (by that I do mean 1899-1909). See if anything THEN was superfluous and can be used without, THEN from there add ONLY true AND Constitutional government functions and provide it with MINIMAL workers (as much as needed for it to be EFFICIENT) and minimal funding. The only areas meritous of REAL and SUBSTANTIVE funding is the military (and even that needs to be look at, as there is a great deal of waste there), protecting of BOTH borders and borders of protectorates and detached states and agencies that deal with our interests overseas that is to say to make sure that the Chinese are not spying on us like it seems it so easy to do by a recent report. That is pretty much it… there could be more but I seriously believe I can find ways to defend whatever it is to be privatized instead.

Almost every government department or function can be a private entitity in the open market that will raise and fail on its abitlity to do a good job.

YT
Member

Don’t forget that there was no income tax and that congress issued its own hard currency. Its pretty hard to run deficits when you need to dig gold and silver out of the ground to do it.

nonkenyan
Member

We could use liquid currency, too. Drill baby Drill

DeanH
Member

Those pesky Tenthers agree. The Constitution exists to limit the power our government has over our freedom.

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