Government lies within an abstract conceptual zone where reality doesn’t matter. Since few government operatives actually produce any value in the course of their administrations, it’s easy for them to just piss taxpayer money away without a second thought. They’ll have money to spend whatever they decide to do. They know that. Taxpayer money just keeps flowing freely from the magic well.
Clear and convincing evidence now exists proving that no one in government has any idea of the value of money or how value is created. One might think that the person in charge of an operation having to do with working and jobs would understand a bit of the economics behind it, but no, that would be expecting way too much from our government keepers.
The following is a true story (Fox News;
4/20/11). I’m not making this up. Names remain unchanged. There are no innocent actors to protect here:
Officials at Workplace Central Florida, a federally-funded governmental unemployment agency, announced that, after 9 exciting days, and more than $14,000 taxpayer dollars spent, it will stop its "admittedly out-of-the-box creative campaign" to pass out red capes to job seekers to wear in a comic book-themed government "Cape-A-Bility Challenge" to make the jobless feel better about themselves in their battle against "Dr. Evil Unemployment," a cartoon character who must be vanquished.
The agency plainly can’t deliver employment opportunities to anyone so a fantasizing bureaucrat dreams up a party time way to make them feel good about themselves; you know; a red cape to remind them that they are “capable” – get it? -- The great "Cape-A-Bility Challenge."
That’s a good one. They’re going out to vanquish "Dr. Evil Unemployment." And that is the sum and substance of their knowledge about labor economics. Unemployment, and every other societal ill, whether real or imaginary, they conclude, must be dealt with by force, and, of course, taxpayer money. Whoever thought of that is a genius.
This same government agency, Workforce Central Florida, received nearly $24 million in public money last year, and was ordered in 2006 to repay nearly $3.5 million to the federal government to settle claims that it misused public money.
Now they’re spending more than $14,000 on red capes for their make-believe jobless super heroes to wear, empowering them in the epic government struggle against "Dr. Evil Unemployment,"
Multiply this spending lunacy by all the federal government spending agencies in the
, and you can begin to finally comprehend the $14 trillion plus debt hanging over us right now. United States
Don’t forget that all of it wound up in someone’s pocket.
When it comes to stealing values
Cape-A-Bility, government agents do it best.