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Moroccan Pottery, Obamaphones, and Gaydar: How the Government Wasted Your Money This Year

rationalist1981 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 2:21 PM
You'll never eliminate government waste and inefficiency by relying on the voters to pick good leaders. I would propose something like an incentive system where our Congressman, President, and others get monetary bonuses based on some system of metrics aligned to the interests of the American people. Such systems have been effective in the private sector.
M75962 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 4:23 PM
Term limits, and maybe a bi-annual legislature with two year budgets..... called back only in case of emergency
rationalist1981 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 5:50 PM
Even so, you still aren't rewarding good performance and aligning performance with that of the interests of the people.
Ben Linus Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 2:38 PM
Why not eliminate gov't entirely from the picture?
Brian953 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 4:03 PM
Because the result of that would be the arising of one or more sheer tyrants.

Some government is necessary, and all government beyond that should be eliminated. But ALL government? — not so much . . .
ssimpala1901 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 4:33 PM
as "Uncle" Joe Biden would say,
" three words.....

Afghan Is Tan"
tnmccoy Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 5:23 PM
Sounds good. As Thomas Jefferson said, we need a [cleansing] revolution every so often to clear out the deadwood and anti-Americans---well, he said the first part, and he probably would say the latter if he knew what was going on these days.
bck Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 5:47 PM
Read 1984 by George Orwell
craftlaw Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 6:55 PM
because anarchy....doesn't work.
Senator Tom Coburn released the Wastebook 2012 today detailing the 100 most egregious wastes of taxpayer money. The two hundred page report details waste in all manner of federal spending - from multi-billion dollar programs all the way down to a $300 grant to a small-town library for a Star Wars-themed event. It's emblematic of the waste found everywhere in the federal budget.

Coburn details a $27 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program for pottery classes in Morocco. The program, which has a questionable premise in the first place, was doomed due to incompetence and mismanagement....