So James O’Keefe has done it again. This time he has taken the time and trouble to fabricate a new business, “Earth Supply and Renewal,” that does nothing more than dig holes in the Earth, by shovel, and then fill those holes in again. He makes it clear that his business accomplishes absolutely nothing, and in fact only creates hazards in order to solve the very problems created by his faux business.
In typical O’Keefe fashion, there are, or should be plenty of clues sufficient for the barely conscience observer to recognize the farce of what our undercover reporters are attempting to pull off. In typical liberal fashion, the bait is swallowed whole, and the star crossed eyes of our organizing thugs see huge amounts of cash which can be bilked from the taxpayer’s cow.
One of the reasons our Union Thugs, and by the way an elected County Official, did not catch on to this obviously ridiculous ruse is that there are already multiple examples of this currently in practice literally everywhere around the country. This is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in action. Tearing up roads around the country that were not in need of repair, and then repairing the damage done by the crews whose job it was to do damage to roads in perfectly fine shape.
Our elected official staring in this O’Keefe sting, John Hutchings, informs our young entrepreneurs that their idea is almost exactly like Green Jobs, Green New York. In that $112 Million boondoggle, the citizens of New York received the privilege of paying about $30 apiece for a sufficient supply of 2 packs of cfl bulbs, and had a team of three people enter their homes to have their light bulbs changed for them. Don’t worry though the staggering cost of the new bulbs will be split up over a 3 year period and appended to their electric bill, and all of this on top of the tax burden paying for the light bulb changing technicians hired and then included in the Obama Green jobs accounting.
The other two gentlemen at the table would be Anthony Tocci and his brother Ron Tocci. Anthony is a union leader and Ron is a former politician who now specializes in getting government grants for boondoggle projects, such as the baloney he is being pitched here. They are happy to drop names of influential decision makers that they are chummy with who can help get the gravy train rolling and producing cash. They let it be known that there is plenty of the tax payer’s cabbage to be had, and that getting the money granted to them was the real priority for their bilking operation. How to divide it up amongst the various constituents at the table could be dealt with later.
I once had a debate with a government employee in which I stated that governments create nothing, they only receive their wealth by forced confiscation from those who do produce. He informed me, with confidence by the way, that governments produce happy societies. That happy memory found its way to the surface of my mind while watching this farce.
Kudos by the way to Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey, for his state being mentioned as a place where the well of legally stolen tax payer funds has dried up. The opposite of kudos for Chuck Schumer, for being mentioned by our Union crooks as being a one man tax payer’s supplied wealth spigot. His name is offered by one of the Toccis as being their personal ATM for the people’s account. Just to put the cherry on top of this one, there is a picture with one of the Toccis, Bill Clinton, and Chuck Schumer posing for a photo op which is seen on the way out of the building.
What all of this is of course, is the broken window fallacy fat, out of control, and now looming as a menace which threatens to inflict economic collapse upon us by 2027. The mistaken belief that spending taxpayer’s money for no other purpose than to spend tax payer’s money will in some way stimulate the economy has been proven false so many times that I must accuse anyone who posits this belief as being weapons grade stupid. While the theory sounds plausible in college class rooms all around the country, it has never worked, any where at any of the Thousands of times that it’s been tried.
For the, “we just didn’t do it big enough crowd,” like Chuck Schumer, how much bigger than adding $1 Trillion to our baseline budgeting figures would it have to be? That already crushes all previous spending records for the entirety of human history. Yet, somewhere on my television tonight, Paul Krugman will make an appearance to tell me that spending money in preparation for a space alien invasion that will never occur is one of the best ways to stimulate our economy. What’s truly amazing is that this man once one a Nobel Prize for economics. Alfred Nobel must be spinning furiously at the farcical nature with which his memory is now associated.
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