Californian Stanley Thorton was featured in the National Geographic channel show Taboo, which details different sexual proclivities and paraphilias. Mr. Thorton happens to relish the idea of dressing and pretending to be an infant. To that end he has sought and received Social Security checks as having a disability, which have allowed him to pursue this avocation as a government supported lifestyle. He has invested quite a bit of effort in this regard, even setting up and maintaining a website that details all of his acitivities. This despite an inquiry as to its appropriatness as something that maybe shouldn’t be funded by the government by Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn. In its wisdom in perpetuating as much of the status quo as possible, the Social Security Adminsitration has assured Mr. Thorton that his lifestyle and the supporting check, are safe.
This week, Mr. Herman Cain, of whom I had been a fan, came out and stated that, in contrast to Congressman Ron Paul, who wants to drastically cut the massive spending and to trim the federal budget to what we can afford and to get rid of unconsitutional departments and agencies, that this would be “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” Instead, Mr. Cain has proudly stated that his intent is a tax code revision that is “revenue neutral” with an ultimate stabilizing of taxes at 23% of GDP, up from our current 60 year average of 19.3%. Nothing about cutting the size of the federal government. Nothing about cutting the spending.
We have a national debt of 15 trillion dollars and unfunded liabilities of over 135 trillion dollars. We have almost 200 federal departments, agencies, programs, grants, bureaus, commisions, adminsitrations, offices, and foundations that are unconstitutional. These beaurocracies are not necessary for the federal government to carry out the 17 specific duties that the Constitution specifies as the only duties of the federal government. Without those, we would actually not only not need a 9-9-9 plan, we would not even need an income tax. And this without any impact on actual spending for defense. The duties of those departments are duties that the states have the option of enacting under the Consitution, if the people of those states choose to stay living there and pay the taxes to support them.
And Mr. Cain says that making efforts to cut down on those agencies is “throwing the baby out with the bathwater”. He is fine with the current activities of the federal government, but says instead that he and other businessmen, “like Mitt Romney “, need to reform the government to make the government more effective. A kinder, gentler Republican verson of the Democratic/Progressive government we already have.
I submit that the government we have is an adult baby, that insists on continuing to live in babyclothes and refuses to do useful work and is not interested in doing anything different such as growing up and living within its means. And now Mr. Cain, after multiple efforts to become a poitician, is within striking distance of being able to run the whole show, ostensibly as a conservative, but not as a little “r” republican. Instead he intends to remake the government over in his image, getting it running strong and smooth and not doing anything about the massive size or its encroachment on liberty and freedom.
He is conserving the status quo. “Republican” socialism instead of lib/prog socialism.
He has revealed himself as an adult baby government enabler.