As we have said before, there IS class warfare going on. It’s the political class, which includes the vast federal bureaucracy, versus the American people. Our government is way way way too large. We have way way way too many federal employees whiling away the hours doing God only knows what while they tick off the minutes until their retirement pension kicks in which is lavishly funded by, well, you. It is a parasitic situation. The Leviathan grows, feeding off of the hard work and ingenuity of the private sector all the while claiming to have legitimate authority over the private sector.
A friend of mine is fond of saying, with regard to the Feds, that parasites don’t typically kill their hosts. They don’t typically. But sometimes they do. But don’t expect the bureaucrats in DC to see impending doom. They are fat and happy filled with economic lifeblood taken from the private sector. They are blind, and frankly often just don’t care, about life in the private sector. Real life is not their problem.
Just keep sending those checks to Washington.
(From The Weekly Standard)
Just about everyone, at one time or another, has used the phrase “Good enough for government work,” and we all know what it means: that something conforms to the high customer service standards one enjoys when shopping for stamps in the post office.
Government was a sort of easy punching bag and nobody much minded. It was considered harmless stuff. As long as we were compelled to have government, then we could gently mock the government we had. It was sort of an implicit deal. One of the benefits that came with being an American citizen.
But lately, government seems to have decided not to roll over and take it any more. The people in Washington who once routinely reported for work, did their jobs (more or less), and counted the days until they could retire on that splendidly guaranteed pension are now showing their teeth.
Consider three stories from the last week of September.