August 17, 2009

UNlimited Government Is The Watchword

Let’s all drop what we’re doing and go to work for Uncle Sam! That way, we’ll each be able to earn back our tax money and more as those taxes continue to go up and come full circle: They pay our salaries and benefits, we pay it all back to them in taxes.

Almost like kiting a check.

The House-passed climate change bill, if enacted, would expand the federal government so much that it would take billions of dollars and thousands of new employees to implement.

Yes, let’s just keep on bloating the government, blow it up like a balloon until it bursts.

Now-obscure federal agencies such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would have to become mini-behemoths in order to handle their expanded responsibilities. Congress would have to appropriate billions of dollars for more bureaucrats, much of which is not reflected in the House bill.

So, what’s a few billion here, a few billion there, right? Ask any liberal, it’s nothing at all, surely not when it’s being spent wisely, such as in the course of pushing a really bad idea based solely on the replacement of scientific evidence by the politics of a gaggle of agenda driven left wingers.

“It could be a $2 trillion market within five years,” said Bart Chilton, commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.


The commission, which would police the new futures market for allowances, apparently would need to expand its work force by at least 31 percent initially to fulfill its obligations under the bill. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which would oversee the day-to-day trading of allowances, has estimated that it would have to expand by 20 percent or 30 percent.

The Environmental Protection Agency, which would oversee pollution regulation, also would balloon in size. The agency regulates 330 million tons of pollution a year but would regulate 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year from 7,400 facilities under the legislation.

I say go for it! Let’s bankrupt the country once and for all!

What’s with these people, anyway? Don’t we look for stuff like common sense and brains in the candidates we vote for?

I guess not. :-(

“I’m not sure the government is capable of handling the bureaucracy that will come if the carbon market is set up,” said William Kovacs, senior vice president of environment and regulatory affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

That’s okay, as long as they’re spending our money faster than they can tax it out of us, the sun will be shining in Liberal Land.

Read the entire article here.

by @ 3:44 pm. Filed under Abusive Energy Policies, Politics As Usual, The Economy
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4 Responses to “UNlimited Government Is The Watchword”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    You’ve finally caught the British Disease - bloated Civil Service Departments, massive bureaucracy and ultimately power passes from the elected party hacks to the Bureaucrats. Why, because they know where the bodies are and where the money taps are, the politicians eventually become utterly dependent on them and can’t do anything unless their puppet master Bureaucrats allow it. Our Civil Service now employs 22% of the total workforce so we have the situation in which one fifth of the tax take is tax on salaries paid by the taxpayer ……

    I heartily recommend you buy/rent/borrow and watch the BBC TV Sitcom “Yes Minister” and Yes Prime Minister”. Comedy? Yes, but above all documentary.

  2. Chuck Says:

    Gray Monk

    22% of the total workforce

    Good God! That’s just over 1/5 of the working public, and would make the socialist liberals over here ecstatic. After all, with a mom & pop government, having a significant percentage of the population on the payroll would be just like mom and dad giving the kids an allowance for doing their chores.

    Rest assured that if the lefties in America have their way, we’ll soon be competing with England to see who has the largest government payroll.

  3. The Gray Monk Says:

    As I said, you’ve finally caught the socialist disease ……

    Now here’s a thought for the day. If a Civil Servant is paid by the taxpayer, and is himself/herself taxed and paying taxes - is he/she “self employed”? If they are its the biggest and best and only legal scam in the world …..

  4. Chuck Says:

    Gray Monk


    That’s an interesting way of looking at it, seeing as the civil servant is already paying himself by paying taxes.

    Considering the benefits civil servants also receive, at least here in the U.S., iw fthey were considered self employed, they would really be milking the taxpayer but good.