Clark GableWhy is it time for a citizen POTUS? In order to answer this question you must look at the state of America today. Quite frankly our country is coming apart at the seams18 Trillion dollars in debt and puppet countries no longer fear us. Old friends no longer consider us allies and quite simply we are not leading the world like the once powerful and respected country that we were.

When the founding fathers put this great nation together it was their feeling that the major national government would only have to be together a portion of each year and then they would go home and ten d tend to their crops or businesses or whatever jobs they had. We improved that system by turning it into a massive uncontrollable collection of politicians and government workers simply sucking constantly on the teats of this massive pig called the American government. These good people might all go to Washington with the honorable intentions of doing the right thing and working toward taking care of America and the people who sent them there. But somewhere along the line they found this doing little and getting paid big home in Washington DC which gives them power and respect the like of which they had never even dreamed of before.

If you are interested in understanding the seniority problem with our government all you need to do is read this short piece on my blog which should open your eyes to exactly what is wrong with our government, here is the address for this blog posting http://tinyurl.com/nra3vx3.

The problems with our government could easily be fixed by enacting a simple law called TERM LIMITS. An additional simple law should be enacted that would prohibit Senators, Representatives or others covered under these term limits from practicing as LOBBYISTS of either house for a period of at least 20 years after their terms were over! These two simple laws would reduce corruption and graft by a huge percentage and might even eliminate it completely!

Remember, when you pull the lever or place your X on the paper to vote in this next election you may be voting for the future of this great nation. If you feel as I do that our country has massive problems, you must understand that the people in Washington right now are responsible for these problems and for the destruction of America as we knew it. Some are more responsible than others, but they must all be held accountable for our problems. If they have been there long enough for an indoctrination they must be held accountable when asked what they have accomplished for the time and money spent on them. This is not being done.

We the people must stop asking what can I get from this government for myself but what is our country going to be like if our governmental choices don’t begin to understand what THEIR JOBS and RESPONSIBILITIES ARE. This country is for our children and all of the children coming after them. I was nearly sick when I put together the above blog posting and saw how long many of these do nothings have been going to Washington and doing literally nothing for the people of America. It has been going on for years and years!

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988, which permitted collective bargaining by federal employees. Widely seen as a gift to George Meany, the AFL-CIO head who helped Kennedy win the White House, the executive order was also a gift to government unions, both because it widened federal membership and because it signaled national approval of unions for state and local employees. So it could be correctly stated that Kennedy made the move which would be the undoing of this country in the future. At the time he made this move our elected officials were under no supervision except for we the people which by this time was also a mistake. After his executive order there would no longer be any reasonable supervision of those people hired to carry out the laws and directives of the country. Essentially since that brilliant executive order signed by Kennedy he finalized our modern government which is quite simply THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND! Nobody is any longer responsible for anything going on in this massive bureaucracy that America has built!

This could be seen as the beginning of the end for the sensible growth of government. The process of collective bargaining in the government can truly be defined as an Oxymoron. Who in the hell do the citizens bargain with when they are being paid by citizens. The government has no ability to manufacture anything and for all intents has no ability to make a profit from anything they do. On any balance sheet or profit and loss statement they must be shown as a liability or expense. Now please tell me how citizens who are a liability and who make no money from any activity can bargain with themselves for any future income or benefits. This process is not just an oxymoron it is an idiocy beyond belief and can only be continued by lunatics or by people who just don’t give a damn for America!

The government officials who are ostensibly running our country have no restrictions upon their own employment except the possibility of being defeated at the polls during the next election. Therefore they have done nothing to correct this incredible lunacy during the many years they have been sucking off of the government teats! TERM LIMITS SHOULD BE ENACTED AND  ALL GOVERNMENT UNIONS SHOULD BE ELIMINATED AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SHOULD BE PUT BACK ON AN INTELLIGENT HIRING AND FIRING BASIS.

Public workers took a blow to their dignity in 1981 when President Ronald Reagan, following Coolidge’s lead, fired 11,000 striking air-traffic controllers of the Federal Aviation Administration. Forgotten is that the REAGAN,BUSH,CLINTON AND BUSH years were the period when the tenure rules, pay schedules and compensation packages of today were signed. And Blah Blah Oblahma is still under the control of the unions and doesn’t understand what is going on anyway!     

Another factor leading to the rise of the public unions is the decade-over-decade increase in the size of government. Not only through the New Deal, but also through the 1950s and onward the number of workers in the public sector grew. By 1962 they represented an eighth of the national work force. If we did not have so many government employees today, the cost of sustaining them would not be so high.

Another contributing factor was union sentimentalism. Union law governing private business, from the Wagner Act on, did permit strikes and more dramatic forms of bargaining than often allowed public workers. Some states, out of a sense of fairness, gave public workers similar rights. Please think about it the entire process given to public workers makes no sense and is totally uncontrollable!


About geneb527

Retired, but still spending an inordinant amount of time thinking about all things big and small. I am proud to be a strong constitutional conservative. I am also proud to have been married over 56 years to my wonderful wife, Louise. I continue to be amazed that she has put up with me for such a long time, but have been happy that she decided to do so. "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not," warned Thomas Jefferson.
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