One of the perpetual “promises” made by those seeking political office is that they will “shrink the size of government”.. This particular “promise” is made ONLY by Republicans.. The opposite of this “promise”, that the size of the government will INCREASE, is the ONLY “promise” ever fulfilled by the liberals.. This “promise” is so understood by the left’s collectivist constituents that it never has to be spoken aloud either on the campaign trail or in public..
The charade that is “Iowa” is proving once again that politics is merely show business for ugly people. The “promise” is made and has been made to those who are important for ONLY a few weeks every four years or so. This time through, these “caucus-ers” are being regaled by a group of “candidates” who number enough to start a flag football game.. After the first caucus, Iowa is as invisible to the political world as Republican ex-presidents are to the “impartial” media.. Or better yet, Iowa will be as invisible as OWEbama has been for the last two months, skulking off on another five million dollar tax payer funded vacation..
At BEST, the claim of “shrinking” government really means that our aspiring candidate will hopefully SLOW the PACE of the government’s perpetual growth.. RARELY has this modest proposal ever come to fruition and there are more than a few reasons as to why..
The federal government, especially when it has ended up under the totalitarian tutelage of the liberals, MUST increase its size and scope, its intrusion and its “importance”, so that the political creatures of any and all stripes may survive and more importantly, procreate in perpetuity..
When ANY government program fails miserably (the War on Poverty, for example..) the liberals blame ONLY a “lack of funds”. The “problem” can NEVER be “wastefulness” or “fraud” or “deception” or “theft”.. (The liberals take their lunacy to its lowest level when they begin croaking about the “root causes” of things like poverty.. This is when the Democratic dance of deception really begins to go to double time..)
Soon the bellowing begins anew and once more “funds” are sequestered from the pockets of the middle class, and the moment that the cash arrives, the liberals’ reward THEMSELVES FIRST. This is always accompanied by the liberals hiring more and more like-minded leftists to take a healthy cut right off of the top of these “funds” before the collectivist crumbs are lovingly disseminated to the “victims”. As long as the “victims” stay hungry, the left can continue their role as their socialist saviors..
In order for the liberal government to “grow”, the left must always be on the lookout for more “victims”, real or imagined.. Once the left locates these “victims”, it is ONLY the left that can “fix” things for those that the left defiles. Once all semblance of self respect and self esteem are exorcised from the new “victims” of the liberal disease, their addiction to the liberal handout mentality complete, NOW the left goes about asking for more funds/taxes/revenues to “cure” these pitiful “victims” that the left has created themselves..
The liberals NEVER seek to “cure” a problem. They seek to germinate, to expand the “problem” so that MORE “victims” can be created, “victims” who will willingly take the Bolshevik Bataan Death March.. As always, once the “problem” has been located, there is always an urgent need for MORE liberals to be employed to help with its “cure”.. Please keep in mind that if the liberals EVER actually “cured” a “problem”, there would be no need for the liberals or their sclerotic empathy..
The liberals childishly believe that the ineffective and intentionally inefficient government creates “opportunities” as opposed to the free market. The liberal’s government demands RESULTS (not really..) and when results are the demand, the liberals HAVE to be there to ensure the “fair” application of EVERYTHING so that these “results” can be attained. This is yet another reason why the left seeks to make EVERYTHING into a “right”, a “right” that cannot be found anywhere within the Constitution for example..
When privileges become “rights” the LEFT HAS to be present in large numbers in order to “guarantee” that these newly created “rights” are properly and FAIRLY disseminated..
Redundancy is the hallmark of liberal politics. There are an infinite number of redundant political “departments”, all of them available at the state and local levels as well. “Shrinking” the federal government actually means ELIMINATING the redundancies at the federal level and allowing the state’s to administer to the state’s needs. Why is there a department of “education” at all three governmental levels, for example. We ALL know what a rousing success the public schools have become (after generations of liberal intentional destruction..) under such “leadership” and the invariable answer for the total failure of the pubic schools is a “lack of funding”..
Asking for money is the “path of least resistance” as the “results” can always be explained away later as a .. You guessed it, a “lack of funding”..
The size of the government MUST match the size of the liberal’s altruism. It’s not their “altruism” that guides them, this is merely what they say when they are patting each other on the back at a flag burning or some other type of progressive pow wow. What really motivates the left is their inherent desire to “feel” superior, to boss around those beneath them. This is why the liberal Democrats were so fond of slavery..
The fact that this shrinking government “promise” is made and the fact that this “problem” is soon forgotten leads us to the thought that politics apes entertainment. The voters just want a good “show”, lots of embellishment, lots of bombast but the concept of “results” is just something to be explained away in long and flowery fits of puling which then become a telethon for the acquisition of more “revenues” to “cure” the “problem”.. Everyone seems to want government to be efficient, everyone seems to claim that they will make it so but NO ONE seems to actually go about trying to make it happen.. Why? The liberals..
An attempt at governmental efficiency will invariably mean that a large number of governmental employees will be terminated. “Employees” that have probably been placed into the liberal governmental labyrinth by liberals who seek to retain their political offices.. The liberals will howl and moan that the insensitive right doesn’t “care” about the plight of the left’s “victims”, never mind that the left NEVER has the permanent curing of the victim’s problems, real or imaginary, as their goal.. The left just wants more liberals “working on the problem” and ALL of them need to be paid..
Thus according to the left, the “root” of the “problem” is “insufficient funding” and once more “funding” is acquired and as soon as it does, it goes to pay the salaries of MORE liberals who have as their goal to ENLARGE the “problem” that they are supposed to be solving..
It is the unspoken but avowed goal of liberalism to ENLARGE government. (Which makes one wonder where the collectivist cries about “Big Brother” have gone.. “Big Brother” simply means ” a government run by someone other than ME”..) As the liberal government constantly grows, it is by its very nature LESS efficient which is irrelevant to the liberal “cause.” The liberals NEVER promise to be efficient, they just promise to “take action”.. The left has made the concept of actually reducing the size and GROWTH of government immune to the effects of elections and to the “promises” of the opposition to “reduce the size of government”..
Keep that in mind, Iowa..