Gun Control and the Failure of Big Government
President Obama said the lack of new gun-control laws was his biggest failing. Barack is far too modest. He has massively larger failings than gun-control. Obama simply needs gun-control as a media distraction from his ongoing political failures. Obama is the biggest advocate of Big Government, and Big Government has failed on a massive scale.
Government is supposed to do those few things that citizens can’t do well for themselves. Instead, Big Government has served the politician rather than the citizen. We have a dishonest Chicago politician running a country, so don’t look so surprised that elections have consequences. Let me show you a few of the consequences of Comrade Obama’s Big Government failures.
To begin with, I disagree with the president’s original claim. Guns are not a problem in the US. The problem is we have crazy people wandering the streets because government at all levels refuses to provide mental health services.
Mental Health- Politicians ignore mental health for simple political reasons. The costs of providing mental health care is high, and the political payback is small. Every dollar a politician spends on mental health is a dollar he can’t spend on political kickback schemes. Yet, of all the services that Big Government wants to offer us, mental health is one of the most obvious needs. It is almost impossible for you and me to privately treat the crazy person we meet on the street. As usual, Big Government fails to do a decent job helping the mentally ill.
In calling for gun-control, Obama chose a political solution rather than the real solution of treating the mentally ill. This is the same government who promises us government run healthcare. Be afraid.
It is too late to treat another schizophrenic once he gets a toy gun and commits suicide by cop. That death is not a complete waste for the corrupt politician. The shooting makes a great headline on the news, particularly if the shooting takes place in a movie theater marked as a gun-free zone.
“I know! We’ll call it gun violence.. and propose more gun control.”
The grab for gun-prohibition is only a short term public relations stunt, but it works for the politician and the news media.. today.
Public Debt- We have massive government debt left over from yesterday’s political payoffs. Today we face a financial meltdown. We have states and cities in bankruptcy. Did you forget that the cities of Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore are out of cash. You forgot that the territory of Puerto Rico and states like Illinois are on the verge of bankruptcy?
In every case, politicians promised more than the taxpayers could provide. Now, taxes climbed dramaticly with predictable results. Businesses and jobs fled those cities and states.
Detroit is a ghost town. Chicago politicians wiped out middle class jobs and the middle class voters who held those jobs! The only people attracted to Chicago today are illegal immigrants looking for handouts. That works well for Chicago politicians, but that policy fails the rest of us.
Open Borders- Open borders and an open ballot box threaten our democratic institutions. That isn’t a problem for the politician. That is a new political feature that serves some politicians very well. It also serves the main street businesses that want cheap labor and are willing to pay political kick-backs. Open borders really work.. for the politicians.
I’m sorry if you’re out of work and the jobs you can find pay less and less. We told you that elections have consequences.
State Healthcare- I’m not done. We’ve watched the collapse of our once great medical system as Obamacare providers fail and raise rates. Big Medial companies and Big Pharmaceutical companies are now making huge political donations.. because government is where the money is. Great job, Barry.
I hope the rest of us stay healthy.
Big Government fails again and again. Government regulation leads to a long and painful downward spiral. I see people struggling to find work in the Obama economy. Failed government policies tear this country apart! Politicians promise safety, but they really regulate for the crony political kickbacks that regulation provides them. If you don’t believe me, think about taxi cabs in our big cities having to buy a million dollar permit to operate. That is one of the simplest examples of corrupt regulation.
The social costs of regulation go well beyond the private balance sheet of a failing firm. Government regulation causes failing companies, rising unemployment, rising addiction, broken families and a crumbling education system. Books have been written on each.
Obama is the biggest cheerleader for Big Government. Obama says Big Government is too big to fail. Our economy is hurting, but Big Government worked as planned for the politicians. Today we are paying the costs for their political success and our social failure.
The real solution is more freedom and less government, but few politicians will ever admit that in public. There is no political payoff when they take less of our money and control less of our lives.
President Obama said he was frustrated by the lack of new gun-control legislation. Sure, President Obama would like to disarm the American public. Fortunately for us, Obama is working against a large social change. Today, more honest American chose to take care of themselves as government fails. When examined as a trend, we’ve successfully privatized our physical security by bearing arms and protecting ourselves.
That won’t stop President Obama from promoting gun-control. Gun-control provides a political distraction from President Obama’s real failures. Gun-control works for him.