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Funny how the left wants “less democracy” when they are in power, huh?

Peter Orszag, one of those evil Wall Street types – he is Vice Chairman of Citigroup, one of the left’s biggest money bag operations -that once was the 37th director of the Office of Management and Budget, under President Barack Obama, has an article out in the New Republic where he is lamenting the evils of democracy, and all out pining for the bureaucratic aristocracy class to simply ignore the process and do what they feel is best. Here are his words:

So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

Frankly, one of the things I like the most is gridlock. Whenever DC can’t agree on anything “We the people” are spared all sorts of horribly stupid, disastrously costly, massively freedom robbing, and oft time outright evil legislation – always cloaked with the mantle of that shafting being “well meaning”, “socially just”, or to protect some victimized group – from them. It is absolutely a rare occasion when these fools pass anything of real value for us the people.

I frankly wish we had had a lot more gridlock when these crooks rammed Obamacare down our throats, in a purely and partisan vote that had necessitated hundreds of billions in graft money, paid for by the US tax payer, to buy the necessary votes from members in their own party preceding it, followed by massive favoritism in the form of special exclusions for the big donors that then tried to avoid the disastrous government takeover of healthcare this bill was designed to bring forth. And let’s not forget the blatantly obvious bullshit that the OMB did when Orszag was there to pretend Obamacare would somehow actually reduce the cost of this massive entitlement. American tax payers are in dire straights already, but wait until this fisting rolls us over. I bet even democrats will wish they had failed to pass this shit sandwich.

And I remind you that it was gridlock that prevented the democrat controlled congress from doubling down on the stupid with “Cap & Tax”. Of course, people that feel like Orszag that democracy for the stupid little serfs is such a problem in getting things done and that our aristocratic political class should simply “do by committee what they feel is in the best interest of the country” – that’s in quotes to point out it is as a snark, because what they are really doing is what is in their best interests, first, second, third, anything in between, and even last – are now implementing what they found to politically unsound and costly to do in the legislature, to avoid the wrath of the US voter, by just such a committee at the EPA. And we all know how destructive it will be to our economy.

More important however is the way the left feels about this idea when the other side has power. If they really believed this whole “rule by committee instead of democracy” pap Orszag is now selling us, wouldn’t they be for it when the other side was in power too? History kind of shows us that’s absolutely and undoubtedly not the case. Remember the gyrations Bush went through to get anything? Yeah, I know the left now pretends these things never happened, but those of us that paid attention or do not suffer from the self induced amnesia the left suffers from when it comes to facts & truth, know better.

Beware these crooks. In the name of doing more for us they are yet again trying to fool us into giving up another set of freedoms and a key vehicle to prevent them from doing far greater harm than they have already inflicted on us, in a much faster timeframe, so they can rake us over the coals even harder. Do not worry much about Wall Street: fear the fucking government that tells you it wants to just steamroll its agenda even when it holds the majority of the engines of power but can not get its will done because the fucking peasants won’t shut up and let their betters do what will save the political class’ collective hide at the expense of the serfs. Fuck em all.

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  1. Hal_10000 says:

    I didn’t read all that into Orzag’s article. He was writing in support of ideas like supercomittee and BRACs that write legislation outside the process and send it to Congress for an up or down vote as well as automatic policies that kick in and prevent future battles. This would be like the budget super-committee they put together that is supposed to hammer out a deal but triggers automatic spending cuts if they don’t.

    My big problem is that this tends not to work. Congress have become masters at ignoring or bypassing policies they don’t like, as they did with Simpson-Bowles. Setting up super-committees to write policy and end partisanship is like trying to quite smoking by hiding your cigarettes from yourself.

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  2. Seattle Outcast says:

    I’m pretty sure that many of our governmental problems could be solved by taking the Peter Orszags of the world out back to lean over a dumpster while I double-tap him….

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  3. AlexInCT says:

    I didn’t read all that into Orzag’s article. He was writing in support of ideas like supercomittee and BRACs that write legislation outside the process and send it to Congress for an up or down vote as well as automatic policies that kick in and prevent future battles. This would be like the budget super-committee they put together that is supposed to hammer out a deal but triggers automatic spending cuts if they don’t.

    Why do we need this when that’s congress’ job inn the first place? Mor unacuantable and unelected people that do what’s in the interest of the political oligarchy and pretend they are doing it to help the people.

    As I already said: I like deadlock. I want a lot more of it.

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  4. Poosh says:

    …when you say double tap

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  5. richtaylor365 says:

    Any stockholder of Citigroup {sheepishly raises hand} would point to Orszag’s stewardship in his own company and his part in running it into the ground, and basically tell him to STFU already.

    Frankly, one of the things I like the most is gridlock.

    Gridlock is great for derailing a dangerous agenda, but say all the stars align just right and a Republican takes the WH next year, you are not going to like it much if the dems in congress gridlock the president’s plans to dismantle Obamacare, the EPA and the tax code.

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  6. AlexInCT says:

    Gridlock is great for derailing a dangerous agenda, but say all the stars align just right and a Republican takes the WH next year, you are not going to like it much if the dems in congress gridlock the president’s plans to dismantle Obamacare, the EPA and the tax code.

    GWB dissuaded me of the concept of “the stars aligning just right” – I no longer look for the Ronald Reagan in shining armor – and the current republican candidates for president all leave me feeling the same way. Don’t get me wrong. Compared to Obama or another one of these communist/democrats they are all geniuses, and I would choose a god damned rock over any democrat currently in office. Frankly, I think deadlock would still be a great thing even if the republicans gained all power and meant well. Remember that what I am asking is for congress to do their job and not farm off the work to people we can not hold accountable. I would love to see Obamacare & the EPA gone and the tax code redone, but not by committee. Ever.

    If republican law makers can not sell their ideas to the public, then they should not get them passed, even when I agree with them and feel they are right and not removing the disastrous bullshit the left has straddled us with will destroy the country. If people still don’t get that what the left has done to us the last 5 decades is going to cause massive pain and suffering for the next 50 years, then we as a republic deserve to go down in flames.

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