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Chuck Pinkey

October 22, 2013

Washington politics full of deception

An old farmer once told me that when it comes to politics, he feels like a mushroom. “What do you mean?” I asked. “Kept in the dark and packed full of s*#t.” he exclaimed. As I’ve grown older, this colorful pearl of wisdom has rung true many times.

Take for example ACORN. Remember that community-organizing taxpayer-funded organization that was overwhelmed by scandal in 2009 and defunded in 2010? Did you really think it went away? Not so!

According to Fox News, “A group formed from the ruins of ACORN is hard at work signing people up for Obamacare, and may be collecting taxpayer cash for their work despite Congress’ efforts to cut the organization and its affiliates off from government funding.”

How about the Obama administration’s dubbed “fake” scandals involving Benghazi, the NSA and the IRS? Let’s not get into the details except to mention that four Americans were murdered, American citizens were spied on, and certain groups were targeted because of their political beliefs, but “fake” scandals they were not. 

Also, the GSA and the IRS, two government agencies in charge of government spending and collections respectively, are rife with scandal when it comes to lavish spending. The abuse is in the tens of millions of dollars.

The “mushroom” effect is that after all the hearings, posturing and outrage, nothing will have changed! Some will retire, a few will lose their jobs, but six months from now, it will be business as usual in Washington. In other words, it will be “the same old, same old.”

The big “mushroom” is that we’ve never elected a single congressman, senator or president who has promised to spend money like water. No sir! Every one of them has promised to cut spending, get government off our backs and make government live within its means.

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