I wouldn’t think I’d need to point this out, but…
There’s now $4 trillion going through Washington, per annum. With very rare exception, people don’t get themselves elected so they can go there and change that—they get themselves elected so they can go there and dip their personal funnel into that unfathomable river of wealth, enriching and empowering themselves in the process.
Look at it this way: if the federal budget were considered Washington’s GDP, Washington would be the 5th largest economy in the world, behind the US, the EU, China, just behind Japan and just above Germany—except in Washington, there aren’t millions upon millions of people with which to share the spoils. I’ve no idea how it could be calculated, but Washington’s per capita take is likely outrageous, even obscene.
And that’s just the $4 trillion that’s above the table; there’s probably more—probably much, much more—going on under the table. Shadowstats recently speculated a $6+ trillion annual deficit…plus there’s the recent missing $21 trillion which that professor of economics at MSU, who specializes in public finance, and his team discovered, which they reported in Dec 2017. Plus, it was recently discovered that the Federal Reserve had lost track of upwards of $9 trillion, with nobody seemingly knowledgable or accountable, including Federal Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman. And how many trillions was the Pentagon missing, before the Pentagon Budget Analyst’s Office was conveniently destroyed on 9/11?
But I digress…
My point is, the notion that those elected to office in Washington are going to do what’s best for their constituents, or for the American people, or the country, or the economy, or limit themselves to what’s authorized by the constitution—i.e., cut spending, balance the budget, end the fed, etc—instead of doing what’s in their own best interest, both individually and collectively, went out the window long ago.
Now it’s just a multi-trillion-dollar game, being played at our expense, and the object of the game, the goal of the players, is to get their hands on as much of it—and the power that comes with such phenomenal wealth and spending authority—as they can, in the time that they’re there.
It just amazes me how so many people keep expecting those elected to Washington to do something different…THIS time.
It’s over, people. It’s not gonna change, it’s not gonna end, it’s only gonna get worse—until it’s ended altogether.
Wake up, people. Please…
A Note From Rand: Please take a moment to subscribe to this blog for email updates; you might also consider liking my Facebook pages Rand Eastwood Blog (Pursuing Life, Liberty, & Happiness), Toward Autarchy (Liberty Philosophy) and The State Of The State (Liberty vs. Tyranny News & Current Events) as well as following my Amazon Author Page for future book releases. Thanks!