Tuesday, August 18, 2009


In this day and age of thousand-page bills unread by their proponents, the dismissal of “lies” about the bills by name-calling and smears rather than refuting said “lies”, and now “town hall meeting” dog-and-pony shows with a stacked deck, it is indeed refreshing to finally find a politician who will look you in the eye and tell the truth.

Unfortunately, it is a truth we have known for a long time, and a sad one as well. Our “representatives” have long since quit giving a rat’s arse about the wishes of their constituents and no longer “serve” but rather rule the people.

At least one of them has finally admitted it instead of continuing the charade. It seems appropriate indeed that his name is Massa, Rep Eric Massa, D-PA. Throw an “h” on the end of that name and think back to Alex Hailey’s Roots.

From one of his town hall meetings.
MASSA: I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.
(inaudible participants' comments regarding the "interests" of the district statement from Mr. Massa)
Massa: I will vote against their opinion if I actually believe it will help them.

We are indeed slaves of these massahs. This year, the organization Americans for Tax Reform has determined that, when all our local, state, and federal taxes are tallied up, the average American that’s still actually employed in effect works entirely for the government from January 1st to August 12th.

Rounding the numbers off, that is 2/3 of your pay going to feed the insatiable coffers of Uncle Sammy, while the Massahs can’t spend your money fast enough and keep squalling for more. That means that if you live to be an even 100 years old, you will have spent 66 years working for the government. If you make $1800 a month, you really only have $594 to actually live on. Is a slave that’s 1/3 free not a slave? Rather like real slaves in the pre-Civil War compromise being counted as 3/5 of a person for the purposes of government "representation".

Even as the government demands more and more money, they prove they aren’t even remotely competent enough to handle the money they already have. The point has already been made a thousand times, but it bears repeating that they can’t even administer the Cash for Clunkers program, let alone run our entire healoth care system.

In typical governmental lethargy, legalese, and bureaucracy, thus far only 2% of the automobile dealerships that participated in Cash for Clunkers have been reimbursed by Uncle Sugar. Rather than helping car companies, the government is, of course, actually hurting them instead.

Said Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa: "Failure to address delays with the cash for clunkers program will adversely harm auto dealers in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and around the country -- undoubtedly forcing many out of business." How's that for hope and change?

Every day, the morons who want to seize control of and manage 1/6 of the U.S. economy prove that they can’t pour pee out of a boot with the instructions written on on the heel. Yeah, you go boys. As P.J. O’Rorke so eloquently put it, “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

But really, they know what’s best for you, slave. Just shut up, work harder, and say, “Yes, Massah.”

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