by Mel Griffith
After listening to several of the presidential debates, I have concluded that there have been too many of them, That is because they seem to have run out of anything useful to say some time ago and mostly engage in silly bickering about trivia. I don't care who invested how much in what and whether they made money from it. I want to know what they plan to do if they get elected president. All too often their plans, if they have any, get lost amid mindless debate over past records and nobody talks about the future.
It is reported that the Republican Establishment, whatever that is, favors Romney. As far as I can figure out, that means that the losers of the past, like McCain and Dole, are endorsing the loser of the future, Romney. Nothing like a bunch of confirmed losers to advise you how to win. They never seem to learn anything. They keep pronouncing Romney the most electable, by which they seem to mean he is the one they would most like to elect, because he won't do much to change the way Washington works. They can't seem to understand that the people aren't looking for someone to slightly slow down the growth of an out-of-control government we can't afford. They want someone who will balance the national budget and get the government out of hundreds of things it has no business in, such as deciding what kind of light bulbs we will be permitted to use or having idiot bureaucrats tell us that a beaver dam can be torn out by hand but not by a backhoe when the end result is the same.
The Secretary of Energy explained that the government needed to choose our light bulbs for us because people might make choices that would cost them money. Isn't freedom about choosing how to spend our own money? Lots of folks, probably everybody, choose to spend their money in ways that somebody else thinks is wasteful. Will our wise government, which can't balance its own budget, soon be protecting us from making other wasteful spending decisions? Will they soon need to decide how many sports events, concerts, or movies each of us really needs to attend? Will they need to decide whether we really need to travel somewhere for a vacation? After all, traveling uses energy as well money and saving energy is why we need to be told what light bulbs we must use.
When Washington bureaucrats make so many costly decisions that they can't balance the budget, it is stupid to think they can make good decisions for us. We can save much more by getting rid of inept, meddlesome bureaucrats in Washington then we can by changing our light bulbs.