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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Improving on a quote

BabyTrollBlog has a quote up from Walter Williams:

A visual representation of the stimulus package is: Imagine you see a person at work taking buckets of water from the deep end of a swimming pool and dumping them into the shallow end in an attempt to make it deeper. You would deem him stupid. That scenario is equivalent to what Congress and the new president proposes for the economy.

--Walter E. Williams

If I may..... (ahem).

While this visual representation is mostly accurate, it is missing a rather integral part. You see, the person isn't quite taking water from one end, then trudging to the other end and dumping the bucket. No, that person is taking water from one end, then handing that bucket off to a government official standing at the side of the pool to checks it to ensure that there is the proper amount of water in the bucket. THAT person hands it off to anther government drone who tests it to make sure that there are no EPA violating levels of arsenic or lead in it. THAT drone hands it off to another drone who labels it something like Bucket #1, lot 001, sample A. THAT drone hands it off to a tax collector who ensures that the government gets their progressively deduced portion of water in the bucket. THAT worker hands it off to a properly licensed union worker who has the government qualifications necessary to properly empty a bucket into a body of water, even though anyone can do the job.

All the government drones and workers are surrounded by hordes of screaming idiots telling them to do it THIS way, or THAT way, or saying that they know a better way to measure/test/label/dump the bucket.

And you can bet that each and every worthless bastard standing on the sidelines is dipping THEIR cup into the bucket to make sure that they get their fair share out of someone else's bucket, so when that union certified bucket dumper finally empties the bucket into the water, instead of five gallons of water you have one or two pints actually emptied into the pool.

The government is NOT the solution. The solution is for the government to get their greedy, filthy claws off of our economy and let Americans do what we do best - SUCCEED. Which we probably would be doing right now, if it weren't for the parasites in Congress sucking the life out of this country bit by bit.

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