Government Stupidity!

When I pulled up to this stop sign, I broke out laughing. Just had to get a picture on my iPhone. Do I turn right as instructed, or heed the no right turn sign? If it wasn’t so sad it would be even funnier.

As it’s often been said, “We get the government we deserve.” It has become obvious to most thinking individuals our government at all levels is terribly inept at best, and corrupt at the worst. Even more frustrating is the way so many people are played like violins by slick politicians and their friends in the media.

Here are a couple of my favorite examples:

“We can’t ask voters for identification, that might disenfranchise someone.” Really? The states involved in these controversies have offered free identification cards for anyone who needs one. Who would be disenfranchised? Is anyone so completely stupid they don’t recognize this as a ploy to make sure the ballot box can be stuffed by illegal votes and in some cases, illegal citizens. In what transaction in this country are you disenfranchised if someone asks you for identification? I’m asked for it at my bank, grocery store, health care facility, airport, liquor store, video store, department store, hardware store, etc. Is our stupid government really telling me in order to vote, our most sacred right as a citizen of this country, I shouldn’t have to show my identification? Very stupid.

“The oil companies are gauging us at the pumps.” While the term gauging can be debated, when our own government officials make this statement, it makes me cringe. The fact is, oil companies make on average, 6.7 cents profit on a gallon of gas. The average government tax on a gallon of gas is 49.5 cents. Of course in those well-run states like New York and California, the taxes are closer to 70 cents a gallon. Very stupid.

Heads Up!

Do you realize that 42 billion dollars in government student loans is held by individuals over 60 years old. What’s more important is according to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, an individual’s Social Security benefits can be seized up to 15% over $750 each month. Whether it’s original loans or co-signed loans, the government is going to start coming after you.