Try to imagine, if you will, what it would feel like to run a business where you had a virtually unlimited access to capital and restrictions and regulations had been carefully scripted so they did not apply to you. If you were to make really egregious mistakes, there would never be any fear of retribution because, effectively through the years you had carefully stacked and bribed a board of directors who were friendly to any position you chose. Your “customers” really had no choice but you.

What we have essentially identified above  are many of the various political bureaucracies — as well as their attitudes — who seem to oversee every aspect of our daily activities throughout this country. That bribed board to which I refer would be those voters who have been endowed — by our educational system with socialistic tendencies — and have become so enamored with the “free” stuff you provide they continue to return politicians to office.

Ballot harvesting and other forms of election scamming provide a solid basis for maintaining the “hands-out” crowd to whom the politicians provide all sorts of manna. Ballot harvesting is problematic at its best and is banned in most states. The chain of control for that ballot should not be allowed to pass through a third party.  

A reasonable place to start would be right here in California where the state has sued the Trump administration almost 50 times over inane issues. The latest episode involves about $1 million California needs to “finish” the High Speed Rail. We were told recently that there is no way to finish that project. Our governor says that, when finished, the HSR will go from Merced to Bakersfield but will be a tremendous boost to the Valley’s economy. Sure! We would suggest a feasibility study to see if that really does “pencil out.”

What we need is full and complete audit and accounting of where and exactly how all this taxpayer money has been spent.  Consultants, cost overruns and absolute waste would surely be identified as the same old government incompetence we’ve all come to expect.  What makes the governor and his attorney general think any investor should be expected to do?  Pour money into any project which has been so poorly run from the get-go?

At least this Trump administration is attempting to place some safeguards on whether our money continues to be wasted or properly overseen!  Why on earth does Gavin Newsom feel that he is divinely entitled to continue to pour money down a rathole. This is one of the best examples of government incompetence and lack of accountability in our recollection.

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