Tag: Bureaucracy

Starvation is Better

See how fast your head hits the desk while reading this story:

Louisiana’s State Health Department forced a homeless shelter to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because it was donated from a hunter organization.

KTBS-TV reports that the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission lost 1,600 pounds of venison because the state’s Health Department doesn’t recognize Hunters for the Hungry, an organization that allows hunters to donate any extra game to charity.

“We didn’t find anything wrong with it,” Rev. Henry Martin told KTBS. “It was processed correctly, it was packaged correctly.”

Hunters for the Hungry is not some new thing. They’ve been doing this for years. They donate extra deer meat to a licensed slaughterhouse, which then distributes it. But, after hearing some complaints, the Department decided they didn’t know where the meat was coming from. God only knows what the hunters did to that meat before donating it! So they forced the homeless shelter to dump it and pour bleach all over it.

Yes. Bleach.

Rarely do we see such a perfect illustration of government thinking. If it is not mandatory, it must be forbidden. If meat comes from a source that they haven’t regulated, well, no one can eat it. Not even the homeless.

Idiots. Cruel idiots.

The economy would be on fire if this was true.

And what is it that I am talking about? The belief on the left that government actually creates jobs. We have been told for 3 years now that they have a plan, and that the plan involves massive government spending and regulation, because that’s how jobs are created. We even have these morons admitting that they believe firmly government regulation is the way to create jobs:

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tells MSNBC regulations create jobs because a business will have to hire people to help them comply with the new requirement.

And there you have it. Regulation creates jobs! Shit after the last 3 years of regulations the economy should be moving at Warp speed if idiots like this Ellison fella where ever partially right. In fact, those of us that live in the real world and are not burdened by the nonsense that permeates progressive big government and academia, where they get their insane beliefs from, know better. Regulations, especially the massive overregulation of the last few years, kills jobs.

“I think the answer is no,” Ellison said when asked if he believes regulations kill jobs. “And here is why: When we talked about increasing fuel efficiency standards, the industry responded, and they need engineers and designers and manufacturers, and they need actually more people to help respond to the new requirement.”

Right! They hired people to respond to these new standards. Then they likely laid off ten times as many, if not double that number, and closed down plants as they figured out how to cut costs and deal with the bureaucratic insanity. Only academics and big government progressives would think more bureaucracy is the answer.

“I believe if the government says, look, we have got to reduce our carbon footprint, you will kick into gear a whole number of people that know how to do that or have ideas about that, and that will be a job engine. I understand what you mean, because if anything adds a cost to a business, you could assume that that will diminish that business’s ability to hire. But I don’t think that’s actually right. I think what businesses want is customers and what — if they are selling product, if they have a product to sell they will do well even if they have some new regulations to meet,” the Congressman said.

I believe in the tooth fair and Santa Clause! Idiot. Cost to a business don’t affect it’s ability to hire? What about the fucking price the consumer has to pay for the product being forced on them? I for one want none of these sure to be shitty “fuel efficient” vehicles that these assholes are pushing. That’s because the trade offs to get them there seem insane and detrimental as hell to me. Especially since I am also made to pay far more for gas by asshole watermelons that are hiding behind their communist desire to upend the status quo and see the oil industry as the enemy.

Seriously, does anyone expect any of these progressive moonbats to create any jobs at all outside of their crystal bureaucratic palaces? Not me. But it sure gives them more power to do so. Fuck, why don’t they come clean and say that they need to confiscate all property and regulate every aspect of people’s lives and we would be living in a boom economy where everyone could have 2 jobs. After all, this nonsense worked so well where ever else they tried it…

Some more perspective

One of the arguments that the left pushes in their quest to make government control and run healthcare is that evil for profit corporations in the insurance industry screw people over. Of course, knowing how inefficient and ineffective government is at anything it undertakes due to my interactions with it, I am usually flabbergasted that they feel government will do a better job. Seriously, when the “social justice”, “war on poverty” big government can’t do it right and billions are squandered, why would anyone think a big government bureaucracy will do anything else?

The federal government’s largest housing construction program for the poor has squandered hundreds of millions of dollars on stalled or abandoned projects and routinely failed to crack down on derelict developers or the local housing agencies that funded them.

Nationwide, nearly 700 projects awarded $400 million have been idling for years, a Washington Post investigation found. Some have languished for a decade or longer even as much of the country struggles with record-high foreclosures and a dramatic loss of affordable housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees the nation’s housing fund, has largely looked the other way: It does not track the pace of construction and often fails to spot defunct deals, instead trusting local agencies to police projects.

The result is a trail of failed developments in every corner of the country. Fields where apartment complexes were promised are empty and neglected. Houses that were supposed to be renovated are boarded up and crumbling, eyesores in decaying neighborhoods.

That’s the future of healthcare too. Except the numbers will be in the trillions, and the fields won’t be empty, but full of graves of people that were “helped” by government run healthcare. I know how the left will defend this! Its healthcare, so this is real “serial”, and they will definitively do it right because of that, and they will make sure the right people are in charge! Heh! Epic fail.