You could cut the federal budget in half, at least, just by firing all the people who don’t do anything productive. From Donald Jeffries at lewrockwell.com:
I have spent the last few months navigating through the endless layers of unproductive fat in our gargantuan government bureaucracy. I advocate for more than one close family member, and until you’ve dealt with it first hand, you have no idea of just how awful our system is.
You are invariably routed from one overpaid, often shockingly uneducated government employee to another. Few are civil, most are rude, and none are helpful. If you complain too much, they simply hang up on you. Good luck waiting an excruciatingly long time again, just to call back and take your place at the end of the line. To talk to an identically disinterested and incompetent worker. Whose salaries and benefits almost certainly compare favorably to the private working class that is forced to fund them.
I can state from personal experience that Legal Aid for the poor is a joke. They won’t take your case. EEOC? I don’t know- maybe it works for Black people. It certainly is useless for White people who’ve been discriminated against. The biggest farce of all is the Americans with Disabilities Act. That was the definition of an empty piece of legislation. There is no agency that oversees ADA. Seriously. You must simply wade through the countless agencies that supposedly deal with this issue. The fact is; all of them will tell you that “it’s not my job,” to quote the late comedian Freddie Prinze.
Equally true of UK. EU policy, privatise everything. Fine, but shouldn’t taxes go down with privatisation? No, they go up, the service is either abandoned or unaffordable, and when it fails they get bailed out with taxpayers money. If the state isn’t going to provide anything, we shouldn’t be paying ANY taxes. Tax freedom day in UK is in June. If we are expected to pay for everything – fine – give us all our money back paid over a lifetime. Then we can afford to.
Reblogged this on Citizens.