The Adult Baby Government

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.

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About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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7 Responses to The Adult Baby Government

  1. Mrs. AL says:

    Fascinating commentary. Gonna’ have to give this a few more views and munge munge munge. I have been leaning toward Cain from the beginning. Thanx for the heads up, Drrik.

  2. thedrpete says:

    I think, Drrik, that Cain’s disagreement with Paul, as expressed in the interview with Piers Morgan, is whether or not to eliminate the Federal Reserve Banks. Period. Paul says yes. Cain says that would be throwing the baby out with the bath water.

  3. Drik says:

    Cain: I don’t believe Representative Ron Paul would be a good president.

    Morgan: Why?

    Cain: Because most of his ideas and positions are eliminate, end rather than fix. We need to fix a lot of things in this country. I don’t believe in throwing the baby out with the bathwater. We have more things that we can fix than things that we need to totally eliminate.

    No. We don’t.

    That was directly out of the interivew. From that I do not get any kind of impression that Mr. Cain is set on doing anything to address the unconstituional actions of the beast. Because most of the current actions of the beast are actions that are not allowed in the Constitutions and that are truly the duties of the states. Or the people. And fixing them is just trying to give us a Republican version of what the Democrat/Lib/Progs are doing. And a slightly watered down version of the same thing is not what founded our country or what is going to keep it going (ie from collapsing under it’s own Jabba the Hut weight). 999 doesn’t even address the spending. Neither does balancing the budget. All the candidates are talking about is maintaining the staus quo and figuring out a way to squeeze more money out of the taxpayers.

    • thedrpete says:

      I said I think. I couldn’t listen the the whole interview. I was skipping because I had a function to attend. I surprises me.

      Just to note: any law to change the tax code by law must be revenue neutral. Rducing spending must by law be separate.

  4. drrik says:

    Unconstitutional beaurocracies were formed by presidential decree, aka executive order. They should be able to be disassembled the same way. Or they could easily be at least started by not allowing any more hiring. As attrition occurs, they would diminish and become less and less functional and intrusive. In one presidential term, many of the almost 200 could be shuttered. And the durties that were belonging to the states would be able to be transitioned over to comfortably.

    • thedrpete says:

      We are so on the same page there, drrik. I have just opined — immediately following my last reply to you last night — that we must elect a prexy who will do just that . . . wholesale and immediately upon being sworn in.

  5. drrik says:

    12 months to go. Have to eihter create enough commentary on their websites to create a clamor and to have one of them embrace the little “r”, or else get on board with having Ron Paul plan at some point to go independant.
    And at the same time, Presbo will be continuing along with his own plan of piling on debt and chaos and trying to ignite a nationwide riot to justify his lowering the boom on us.
    Wonder if we pissed off a Confucian somewhere because these are certainly “interesting times”.

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