Stop for a moment and do this yourself. What were your results? All negative?
Do we need bureaucrats?
A Bureaucrat’s job is to stand between the lawmakers who create public policy, their attached programs and the people.
For example, if the recent Obamacare Mandate (tax) is established, bureaucrats will multiply in front of our eyes to oversee the new policies, new taxes, new programs, and will set up the “new rules” on how you and I are governed.
Who oversees the Obamacare tax?
The tax collectors do (Internal Revenue Service), of course. The new health care bill is the largest Internal Revenue Services expansion, or at least since the concept of withholding taxes, first introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.
A new analysis by the Joint Economic Committee estimates the added staff will amount to a potential 16,000 new IRS personnel to collect, examine and audit new tax information mandated on families and small businesses.
Do not misunderstand me; the public sector has many jobs that are critical to the working of our nation and communities for a peaceful existence.
These jobs include fire departments, law enforcement, the military, the people who work in the judicial system, public parks and recreation, street lighting, and many other small collateral services.
Past to Present: Seeing Double…triple, quadruple
The current excessive bureaucracy and spending burden on our national budget has risen greatly through the expansion of duplicative agencies, czars, and programs, but who’s counting?
We all should, as we pay for these countless programs.
To clarify, we have 15 Cabinet Agencies, 32 Czars, and over 1300 Federal and State Agencies! How did this happen when the framers main objective of governance was to:
1. Provide an environment for citizens to succeed and fail by their own choices.
2. Protect the citizens so they can live and fulfill their lives by their own choices.
Because 32 “czars” aren’t enough, Washington is becoming the home of at least 31 new federal programs, agencies to oversee the government-run health insurance bill.
- 159 new bureaucracies
- 47 new agencies, boards, and commissions
- 68 new grant programs
- 12,000 pages of already-issued regulations
- 16,500 new IRS agents, who are needed just to enforce 20 new taxes
The 2,801-page government-run health bill threatens to:
- Cost taxpayers at least $1.4 trillion over 10 years
- Mandates the purchase of private health care for all Americans
- Create an onslaught of economic and legal consequences that kills jobs
- Drive up the cost of health care for families
- Make the powers of the federal government limitless.
It is apparent we have moved far away from our founder’s vision of a free enterprise and individual rights. Our elected officials are consumed with serving their own interests, out of control spending, and government making life’s decisions for you and I.
You don’t need an accounting degree or to understand that our existing federal programs have put us in an extremely dangerous position as a nation.
We have literally climbed to the end of the cliff and dangle by a thread. You and I must vote to stop this in it’s tracks this November.
If we start implementing the health care law, this will surely throw us over the edge come 2012 if we do not repeal and replace it.
Who Keeps Bureaucrats on Life Support?
You do. I do. WE do! Ultimately it’s as simple as this: you and I are forced to pay for a “trade” we had no part in.
This is done through taxes, regulation, etc. This certainly is not the True meaning of Capitalism where all the trading partners believe they receive equal or greater value.
Federal Bureaucracy is growing, and the consequences will fall like dominoes. Here is the chain reaction:
- Unnecessary expenses
- Rules that limit our ability to provide energy autonomy for the nation
- Costs that are passed on to consumers
- The limiting of the private sector’s natural growth, or worse
- The shrinking of the private sector, and by that
- Reducing the taxes that are collected
- Worsening the federal budget deficit
A New-Old Deal
This administration mirrors the same advances as FDR envisioned by turning citizens with individual choices and freedoms into citizens governed by the state.
It empowers a bureaucracy and belief of “what is best for your own good,” which in reality redefines your rights as a mere perk of “general welfare” system.
There’s one thing all Americans are fed up with: Government lording over our lives thinking that they know what is best for you.
Share this article with others and highlight the section on the Chain Reaction of Federal Bureaucracy. We must take back control. We must hold each other accountable, as well as congressman for not one, but many electoral elections to come.
The path to this end is less, not more, government, czars, programs, or agencies.
By Kassandra Kuehl of American Citizens for Economic Freedom