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The Corruption and Incompetence of Big Government

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IMG_6360By Larry Oscar

Just as you think the news about our government couldn’t get any worse, it inevitably does. It seems that every week we get some new revelation about how more corrupt or incompetent one of our government agencies has become.

If you recall about seven years ago the incompetent politicians in Washington were saying the banks were corrupt and too big to manage.  If anything is “too big to manage” it is our government.  The politicians were scrambling trying to pin the blame for the housing collapse on the banks making those “risky loans”.  The very loans than the US Attorney General, Janet Reno in 1995, had forced the banks to make or face a federal lawsuit under the Community Reinvestment Act.

Now we have that filthy rich socialist Elizabeth Warren from the left wing state of Massachusetts crying out again that the banks are too big to manage and should be broken up. Oh that’s a great idea. Nothing like letting China have the only large bank in the global market place. I’m sure that will be good for all of the rest of the free world. Maybe it’s just the fact that I’m getting old, but it sure appears to me that the decline of the United States is accelerating at an ever increasing pace.

I’m afraid the corruption and incompetence goes all the way to the top. Unfortunately, when you look at downsizing it always comes down to government jobs.  We can’t simplify the tax system with a flat tax or a national sales tax.  Why just think of all those 115,000 IRS workers who would be out of a job.  Not to mention all those tax attorneys or the workers at tax preparation companies. So we have a corrupt IRS that just keeps getting bigger and more evil every day.

We can’t have simple efficient airport security like Israel does.  Oh no, we have to have a bloated 35,000 government worker TSA that is riddled with thieves and has a 95% failure rate on security tests.  It was two years ago that “Mr. Potato Head” in the White House said he was appalled at the Veterans Administration behavior and their miserable performance at the VA Hospitals. He appointed a new head of the VA and assured us that things were going to get straighten out. Guess what? They have actually gotten worse. And no one can be fired at the VA for their poor performance and incompetence . After all, the VA has over 300,000 full time government employees and we can’t afford to upset that rotten apple cart can we?

If we gave all the veterans a health card and let them go to the private sector, like the rest of us, it would eliminate those 300,000 VA government workers.  And everybody has forgotten about the good old Post Office.  Those bozos are so incompetent that the Post Office has lost over $47 billion dollars over the past decade, and still counting, with no profitable year in sight.  Now do you see a trend here? I sure do.

We can’t “right size” our government because we have too many government workers who are dependant on the government for their jobs.  And guess what?  We have 47% of the American voters now getting a handout from one of these government agencies.  Which brings us to the big picture… Greece.

You have been hearing a lot about this socialist nation. They are in debt about $350 billion.  They only have about 11 million people, so that’s about $32,000 dollars of debt per citizen.  How does that relate to us you may ask?  Well, we are over $18 trillion dollars in debt.  That is about $60,000 per US citizen.  Yes folks we are just about in twice as much debt per citizen as Greece.  Which is why “Mr. Potato Head” is carping on “climate change”, and a new tax scheme called “cap and trade” that will get his grubby little hands on even more of our money to grow the government to an even bigger size.  And that will overwhelm our capitalist system of free enterprise. Check your history.

Go back to the late 1950’s and early 1960’s and you will find a gentleman from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics named Nikita Khrushchev who said they would not have to fire a shot to defeat the United States.  He said that they would defeat us from within.  Maybe it is just me, but I bet this country will continue to decline at an ever accelerated pace while the future generation we have spawned keeps playing games and texting ho ho’s on their cell phone.

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

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Getting our Nation Back on Track

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IMG_6364By Larry Oscar

As we get things going toward the next big election, things couldn’t heat up more for some Americans. It’s time that we took note of all we have seen in the past eight years and what our country needs to do to get our economy and American values back on track.

The recent situations in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD should make every American sit up and take note.  Both of these situations have resulted in the release of years of frustration by the citizens of these communities and many other communities throughout this country. As a city councilman in Baltimore put it, “The violence is wrong, but it is a reflection of the lack of educational and economic opportunity for the people who live in this community.” Very well put.

And just who caused the educational and economic opportunity to leave the community, and many more just like them throughout the entire country?  Well let’s take a look at both the education issue and the job opportunity issue.  For starters, the education system in this country has been going downhill since the late 1960’s.  To be exact it was 1968 when the federal government and the big teacher unions took over. This is when the central planning liberals in Washington D.C. started telling us what we could do to discipline and teach our children in the individual states.

Big Government, Unions Have Ruined Education

And this is when the big teacher unions decided the union membership handouts were more important than the children’s education.  So why should people in the cities like Baltimore be surprised? After all, my bet is almost 90% or more of the people who live there voted for the very politicians who supported Washington D.C. central planning and the big teacher unions.  The irony is it was one of their favorite sons, Franklin Roosevelt, who warned them about government worker big unions. They didn’t listen did they?

How to Improve the Economy

Now let’s take a look a jobs.  It’s actually very simple.  If you want tomatoes what do you have to do?  Obviously you have to grow healthy tomato plants. If you grow poorly watered or cared for tomato plants you will get very few and very small tomatoes.  To get large juicy tomatoes you must grow healthy robust tomato plants. It’s the same for jobs. If you want good paying jobs you must grow strong and healthy businesses. And you must have a variety of healthy small businesses, as well as healthy large businesses.

For several years now our government has been making it harder and harder for small businesses to survive, and even giving large global businesses a financial incentive to leave the country. We have the highest corporate tax in the world. The current liberal philosophy toward business is that the large corporations are “evil,” and if you have a small business you didn’t create it.

Stop Blaming Others

To quote the Clown-in-Chief, “Someone else made that happen.”

My father was a simple man.  He went to night school and studied drafting.  He spent over 40 years at his craft, and he was an exceptional draftsman.  Dad never once complained about what he got paid. He was always there to help me and his values were conservative.  He taught me that almost 100% of the time my problems in life were looking back at me in the mirror every morning. Dad wouldn’t let me blame others.

You know what?  He was right.  Americans of all races, cultures, economic status, and faiths must accept the fact that they alone have voted for and got what we deserve.  If we treat businesses like ATM machines, and continue to let our educational system decline, like it has been for the past 50 years, then we can’t expect our great country and the promise of the opportunity it used to hold, to continue. We are killing the goose who has been laying the golden eggs.

Envy of those who are successful must stop.  It’s time for all Americans to look into the mirror. Don’t expect a superman in Washington to come and save the day.  Our problems are of our own creation.  We need pro business leadership. We need to honor and value the businesses of our nation and the people who built them with their own hands. We need to acknowledge and encourage individual achievement.

Free Handouts vs. Self Reliance

Instead of giving handouts and creating a government dependant class, we need to teach self reliance and standing on your own two feet.  Our country should be a place where it is the easiest place in the world to start a business. We should not be a nation of regulation roadblocks to success.

Hey people.  If you think economic opportunity is bad in Ferguson and Baltimore, you should have been in the former Soviet Union.  Remember….your vote matters.  Vote for someone who is pro business, and let’s gets some decent job growth.

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

 

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Taking Liberty for Granted

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IMG_6361Leadership is not community organizing.  Leadership is when you step up to the plate, take a firm grip on the bat, and face the challenge of the curve ball on the outside corner.  Thereby, setting the example for others to follow.

From the outset this president has failed miserably when it comes to leadership.  You don’t sit in the White House and wait for things to happen. You don’t constantly carp about Congress’s lack of inaction and then head to the golf course. You don’t blame and criticize the former president for billion dollar deficits while all along creating trillion dollar deficits of your own.

If you ask people who was the worst president in modern history the answer always comes back Jimmy Carter.  But Jimmy Carter was the one who took the bull by the horns and got Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and the Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to Camp David.

Carter provided the leadership that resulted in the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt which stands to this day.  Not an easy task! For the most part the election of our president is a popularity contest.  The average American on the street doesn’t know the first thing about what goes on in the world. Nor do they seem to care. We are a spoiled lot.  We take our liberty for granted and we don’t understand how easy it is to lose the liberty that so many Americans have given their lives for.

We are too willing to trade liberty for government handouts these days.  Liberty is more important than life itself. It was one of our founding fathers, Patrick Henry, who coined the phrase, “I know what course others may take, but as for me give me liberty or give me death.”

This cell phone generation we are now raising may just wake up one day and find out they live in a far different world than the hope and change they envisioned and voted for.  A world where a
tyrannical government rules them based on a narrow set of religious beliefs and enforces those beliefs with a deadly iron fist. After all, if we don’t guard our liberty and the freedom to live our lives as we wish, we can all say hello to tyranny. Or maybe we should just follow our presidents’ lead and go play golf!

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

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Nero Golfs, While Rome Burns

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IMG_6364By Larry Oscar

I guess it wouldn’t be normal if this year didn’t start off with some sort of rant about our screwed up government and the Bozo-in-chief in the White House, so here goes.

Most of us who enjoy movies can remember some of the more famous lines that good movies always seem to have. Take the movie Forest Gump.  One famous line in this movie was “Stupid is, as stupid does.”

I can’t help but think back seven years ago to the presidential campaign when all we heard from the media was how smart Obama is and how he was a shining star of wisdom and intelligence. What a laugh!  This clown can’t think his way out of a paper bag.  I  knew we were in trouble when he wouldn’t release his IQ or his grades.  Obviously they are not something he is very proud of.   After all, we wouldn’t want to destroy the myth would we. Funny how the truth eventually  comes out.

The world is on fire with Islamic fanatics beheading and burning alive any and all people that don’t agree with their version of religion.  Intolerance between nations, religions, and cultures is increasing daily.   And what great leadership is the anointed one providing?  Well, for starters he was at the National Prayer Breakfast recently. Now here he was, standing before people of all faiths, diverse cultures, and nationalities.   People who had come together to demonstrate their respect and tolerance for each other’s faith, as is our  tradition in this country.  These are people who are not trying to kill and behead each other like they are in the rest of the  world.  Here was a golden opportunity to show the world why the United States is an exceptional and tolerant nation, and what does Bozo do?  He gives a rant about the crusades that happened a thousand years ago.

Then he proceeds to lecture us about slavery.   You just can’t make this stuff up folks.  Some people, those that study history, think we are slowly and gradually entering World War III.  And they may be right. What is happening in the Ukraine and with ISIS is very reminiscent of Hitler’s Germany just before WWII.  If so, you
can expect a big announcement soon regarding a “Historically significant and glorious nuclear treaty with  Iran.”  This should just about complete the repetition of history.

It will be like Neville Chamberlain’s peace agreement with Hitler just before Germany invaded Poland.  Meantime, “Nero golfs, while Rome burns.”

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

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Getting Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse

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IMG_6364It’s that time again. Time to look at getting a fresh start on another year. Odd thing is even though many people plan on making some sort of New Year’s resolution few, if any, will follow through with it.

So for 2015 why not go with the flow and start out with a resolution you know you have a good chance of keeping.  Let’s set the bar low.  I’m tired of always “raising the bar.”  Let’s lower it for a change.  One thing I’m going to do is get ready for the obvious upcoming “Zombie Apocalypse.”  Now that’s a low bar. Who would have thought back in the 60’s that here in the modern 21st century we would be facing a horde of zombies.  Now I’m not against all zombies.  fter all, I was married to one for several years.

You would think that the TV and movie writers could come up with something better and be more creative these days.  Zombies have been around for as long as vampires and werewolves have.  They are as old as Godzilla himself.  Zombies have been the subject of films and horror shows from about 1918.  They are also a part of Haitian Voodoo, and people even believe they exist today. I know one thing for sure. You can’t turn on the TV today without a plethora of zombie shows on all kinds of channels and at all times of the day.  I’m expecting those libtards on “The View” to have some zombies on so they can complain about how the average zombie is oppressed by our capitalist society.

After all, zombies have always been exploited by those big Hollywood types. You know the ones I’m referring too.  The ones who got hacked at Sony and had their e-mails reveled that showed how much of a racist and bigot they really are.  The great 1959 Ed Wood movie  Plan 9 from Outer Space  had actor Tor Johnson playing the part of a crazed zombie.  Tor was always good in those memorable roles.   White Zombie, a 1932 film, starred Ed Wood’s favorite actor Bela Lugosi. You may recall that Bela was famous for his role in the 1931 film Dracula.

The 1968 film Night of the Living Dead was perhaps the greatest zombie movie of all time.  It crossed a vampire with a zombie and created what is now known as the blood sucking vampire-zombie that we have today.  Zombies seem to hang around railroad yards and truck stops a lot.   And for some strange reason you can never outrun a zombie.  Regardless of how slow they may stumble and drag their feet, their victim always seems to fall and never be able to get up in time.  Odd thing how zombies never seem to stumble or fall themselves.

One thing I have always wondered is why you only see zombies roaming about out at night.  You would think that if you only had one eye, as many zombies do, that it would be easier to walk about in the daylight.

If I was a zombie I would hang out at fitness clubs.  With all that sweating and stuff at fitness clubs people would think that I just had a hard workout.  You could sneak up behind your victim when they are on the tread climber with their music playing in their ear and CHOMP! There, you got them.

My dentist told me that several of his patients actually believe in zombies.   I guess if you believe that big government is the answer to the problems in your life, then zombies aren’t much of a stretch. On thing I know for sure is that zombies can be blown away with a Smith and Wesson. So if you need a good news years resolution, then getting ready for the zombie apocalypse should be at the top of your list. There are always some good deals on anti zombie guns right after the new year.

Make sure you get a nice large caliber. Something in a 44 or 45 would be nice! See you all at the range.

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

 

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Avoid Making Life Decisions Based on Emotions

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IMG_6361By Larry Oscar

Most decisions in life require that you to set aside your emotions and think logically and rationally. However, if you want your life to be “three sheets to the wind,” just make all your decisions based on your emotions. Your emotions are all over the map. One day you are up, and the next day you are down.

Riding the roller coaster of emotions to make decisions is a very bad idea. It has been interesting to note how the political spin doctors have taken over with an emotional flare. How in the world did they come up with the “war on women?”  There is no “war on women” and there never has been.  Of course it gets a lot of emotional women stirred up, especially when they

Larry Oscar                                                                       give a knee-jerk emotional reaction to the cliché without thinking about

the stupidity of it all.

If there is a war on somebody it would be a “war on men.”  After all, men die younger than women. The statistics don’t lie.  On average women can be expected to live four years longer than men.  There are several theoretical reasons for the difference, but given the high stress levels in men, who are providing for their families, it should be no surprise.

And to top it off we are often just “boy toys’” in the eyes of the fairer sex.  Yep, the guys are just a piece of raw meet thrown to the cougars!  So chose wisely my friend.

When you mark your ballot think about all those other voters and the bad choices they have made in life.  I bet there are a lot of older Jimmy Carter voters who wish they had that one back.  At least taking back a vote for a stupid politician is easier than taking back the other bad choices we have made in life.  It’s a good thing bad votes don’t come with an alimony check or child support.

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

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The Mark of Good Leadership

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IMG_6364By Larry Oscar

There has been a lot of interest, comments, and attention paid to the subject of leadership recently. Oddly enough about nine years ago I had a series of articles and on the subject. I guess the articles must have been ahead of its time.

The military has been very interested in the subject for over 238 years. They have a great field manual on the subject. It dates back to the Revolutionary War. Funny, that when your life is on the line one tends to pay attention to the subject more than normal. Leadership is something that most of our CEO’s and politicians never took a course in. And believe me it shows.

Larry Oscar                                                                     Every Saturday we have sporting events such as baseball, football, hockey, soccer, and golf. Most of us are so caught up in the action of the game that we fail to note one of the more important points of the sport, the end of the game hand shake. Did you ever notice at the end of the competition how the teams congratulate each other on their efforts? They shake hands, embrace, pat each other on the back, and depart as friends. The loser congratulates the winner and the winner congratulates the loser for their valiant effort. This is how it should be.

To be a gracious winner and loser is highly important. It is a mark of class. Good leaders know how to win and lose with classy dignity.  We have seen very poor leadership by our politicians in the past few decades. You are not very smart when you tell your opponents, “We don’t mind you coming along for the ride, but you got to get in back,” and then ask them for their help in passing legislation in the very next sentence.

Wise leaders get out in front of the issue instead of letting it become a crisis and then trying to clean up the mess after the fact. Good leaders respect their opponents, and they use humor to ease tense situations. Poor leadership takes some time before it becomes obvious to their supporters what the problem is. Nobody wants to see who they voted for fail. It would be a reflection of their poor judgment in voting for that person.

On the other hand, we are a product of the choices we make in life. All of your choices have consequences. Recently one of our more famous politicians was stumping in the great state of Arkansas and encouraging voters to “vote with your heart.” Are you kidding me. Voting with our hearts is what got us into this mess in the first place.

I also seem to recall that his misbehaving with his heart and his cigar got him into a lot of trouble when he was in the White

House.  One would have thought that he would have learned something, but politicians seldom do.

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

 

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What America Needs in a President

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IMG_6361The United States just may be the most tolerant nation that has ever existed.   As such we deserve quality leadership. Our leaders should be working together to get our fiscal house in order.

People do not have a right to what other people have earned.   Our leaders should be instilling the values and work ethics that the founding patriots of this nation built their lives and this nation upon.  We have become a nation of welfare handout beggars and moochers.  The United States needs a revival.   A revival lead by someone who can smile, understand, and respect dissenting views.

We need the warm smile and soft wit of Ronald Regan or John Kennedy. We need a person that can work with all sides of the issues to come to unique solutions. The kind of solutions that Americans are noted for.  We need a person that stresses the individuality of the states and of our people.   Someone who understands that efficient government should not be a centralized bloated bemoth, but that by moving government closer to the people, you get a better government and better solutions.

We should all be thinking about our country and our place in the future of the world as we approach this election season.  It is time we voted with our heads and not our hearts. That is, unless some absolutely hot babe runs for office. …Then all bets are off!

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Despite Problems, Americans Can Learn to Respect Others Opinions, Beliefs

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IMG_6364With the entire world falling apart and America’s global leadership at an all time low, I get a lot of disgusted looks by my friends these days. They just shake their heads as if to say “How did we get into this mess”?

The fact is problems in life don’t just happen all at once. They are consequences of the wrong actions, or the lack thereof over a long period of time. Failure to take proactive actions is an overwhelming cause of many of life’s problems. People find themselves in financial troubles, more often than not, because they ignore the need to live below or within their means over a period of time.

Too often people yield to the emotional temptation of our “Buy now and pay later” society.  Our country will soon be facing a financial mountain of debt that no country in history has ever faced and survived.  This huge mountain of trillions of dollars will have to be dealt with sooner or later.  And dealing with it will send shock waves not only throughout our country, but throughout the world.

Take note, you can already see the subtle signs of problems this debt causes. The huge suffocating tax burdens on the American people will only worsen as the government looks for any way possible to get more money due to the ever increasing interest payments on our national debt.  Our country already has the highest corporate tax rates of any country in the world. This is driving businesses to look at relocating outside our nation’s boarders. Recently the “Clown and Chief” said it was ‘unpatriotic” for corporations to relocate to a more business friendly country. I guess he flunked his history courses like he almost flunked out of Harvard.

As I recall, the Patriots were for low taxes and less government involvement in their lives. Didn’t the patriots write the Constitution to limit the powers of the government?  When this clown was running for office he said that letting the national debt get so large was “unpatriotic.”

You know,  “It’s all that evil George Bush’s fault.”   I guess he forgot what he said now that he is the one doing the spending.  As a world’s superpower, the United States is obviously in decline. We are viewed today by nations as a paper tiger.

As a result, the old tensions between nations are surfacing.  What has made The United States an exceptional nation on the world stage has been missed by the Washington elite.  We are not an exceptional nation because we have been the world’s only superpower for the last third of a century.  No, we are exceptional because we seldom agree with each other and yet we live together in peace.

Think about it. We have every national, ethnic culture, religious beliefs, racial mix, and economic diversity that exists in the world within our boarders. We have Muslim mosques, Jewish synagogues, Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Hindu shrines, Satanic churches, even atheists, and all within our boarders. Some of them are even across the street from each other. And guess what? We all tolerate and respect each others beliefs.

We all work, live, play ball, and even argue among ourselves. We all disagree, and we all have a constitutional right to disagree.  We are, and we will always be a polarized country.  But that doesn’t mean that we have to kill each other.  It doesn’t mean we can’t learn to respect the other person’s opinions and beliefs.

 

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There are Now More Americans Receiving Hand Outs than Those Working

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By Larry Oscar

A friend of mine and I were discussing the decline that our country in these troubled times when the subject of how recent our country has gone down hill came up for discussion.

Actually, it just seems that way when in fact the decline of our nation started well over 50 years ago. It started when the leaders of our country began to think the problems of bad human behavior could be solved with money and big government programs. No problems caused by bad human behavior can ever be solved by more government and throwing money at the problem.

And no human bad behavior can be covered up by excuses and political platitudes.  Oh, there are brief moments when we see some signs that America may be improving for the best, but one fact remains…we are past the “Tipping Point’.  A tipping point is the point when the center of gravity is above the center of buoyancy.  At that point a boat becomes unstable and capsizes.

We reached several tipping points in our country a few years ago.  We now have more people who vote for a living than those who work for a living.  This lets the politicians sell handouts for votes at an ever increasing pace. “Vote for me and I will give you a government handout” is now the mantra of today’s politicians.  Downward declines are nothing new. It happened to Rome, Egypt, the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the history books are loaded with many other nations who have fallen from grace. What is interesting to note is that you would think by the 21 st century the American people would have learned just a bit, and at least try to avoid the pitfalls that drag a society to the bottom.

I never thought I would see the day when a political party would run on a campaign of jealousy and envy, but that is just what happened in the last election of 2012. Yes indeed, we are past several tipping points in our country when politicians are running on one of the seven deadly sins, and winning.  Over the past half century we have seen our freedoms eroded away gradually. However, over the past five years the pace of that erosion has dramatically increased.

If you would have told someone in the 1950s’ that in just 60 years about one half of the country would be on food stamps they would have thought you were nuts.  A key failure is a General Motors vehicle that locks the steering wheel and causes 13-20 deaths from auto accidents.  The result is a firing of 15 GM workers and millions in restitution to those injured.  However, the government VA hospital system has resulted in the deaths of over 1100 veterans and not a single government employee has lost their job.  Furthermore, the President and Congress sit back and are “mad” and “outraged” at the VA, but not one cent has been authorized for restitution to those injured by VA negligence. Maybe that’s because we expect government workers to be incompetent in the first place. We hold them to what is known as the “Stupid Standard”.

Well, I have some more good news for you.  In 2012 we had 86 million full time private sector workers supporting 148 million government “benefit” takers.  So we have to print and borrow money to make the handout payroll.  Is it any wonder why our national debt is over $17 trillion and climbing?  The national debt is another tipping point we reached a few years ago. It is now larger than our gross domestic product, which, by the way, shrank by 2.9% in the first quarter of this year.

There are some bright sides to all of this mess. For one thing you can expect interest rates to remain low. The government can’t afford a higher interest rate with that high of national debt. You can also expect to see our involvement in the affairs of other nations decline.  We can’t afford to send military aid to other nations anymore.  Fall TV should be good as we watch all the politicians make fools of themselves during the election.  And let’s not forget the laughs we will get from the walking gaff machine Joe Biden.

I also expect more beer and wine production in the US.  With a feeling of ever increasing hopelessness people tend to consume more alcoholic beverages.  And, if you’re smart , you will get in line like everyone else and grab your government handout before the entire thing collapses and you’re left out in the cold. I can’t wait until the government starts handing out free beer stamps.

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

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