The Federal Government's job is to protect the American People, not domesticate them into some sort of a nanny state, making them weak, inferior, and eventually unable to care for themselves.
It seems rather un-American, at least to me anyway, to grow a bureaucracy which invades every aspect of our lives.
The was an interesting blog post not long ago titled; "Can Obama's war on waste make a difference?" posted on November 23, 2011 by Joseph Marks; on the Government Executive website.
The article quoted President Obama who made a statement during his taxpayer funded campaign visit to a labor union in Ohio: "There are 12 different agencies that deal with exports," the president complained.
"There are at least five different entities that deal with housing policy.
Then there's my favorite example: the Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they're in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they're in salt water.
And I hear it gets even more complicated once they're smoked.
" Okay so, let's discuss this for a moment shall we? First off, this title; "Can Obama's war on waste make a difference?" assumes that the Obama Administration is going to try to tame waste, which is ridiculous, and will amount to nothing more than his directive to reduce burdensome and unneeded regulations, remember that? It's all show and no go, dog and pony baloney if you ask me, all made for media.
The reality is that this Administration is the problem, they are growing wasteful government, so it's hypocritical for them to even suggest otherwise, or claim to be on a mission to cut out waste.
You see, a socialist leaning government can never reduce waste, for it is wasteful by definition.
The only way to decrease the waste is to drastically limit the size of government, which can only be done through a Six Sigma approach using common sense and efficiency metrics.
The Obama Administration has done nothing to bring efficiency or reduction to the size of the Federal Government, so it is fairly premature to give them credit for their future efforts on cutting waste, especially when listening to such promises from a campaign podium, read from one of the Obama's 56 teleprompters that the administration and his campaign committee now owns.
Maybe we need to start cutting government waste by cutting out some of the minutia coming from all the political rhetoric; you think?