Even Santa couldn’t pull this off

Today, December 20, the US Postal Service will deliver over  800 million pieces of mail. That’s 800 million pieces of mail.

Damn Feds, can’t do anything right.

9 responses to “Even Santa couldn’t pull this off

  1. Yes, but apart from the mail service, roads, literacy, and sanitation, what has the government ever done for us?

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  2. Ms. Holland,

    Straw man, straw man. Limited government is not no government. One of the many reasons that government does not do such a good job is that Socialists and Democrats have government doing too many things. You see it in private corporations that stray from their core strengths and do a lousy job. Then someone takes over the company, gets rid of superfluous businesses and allows management to concentrate on what it does best.

    If you look at the Federal Government as a business much of what it does becomes clear. Every business wants to grow. Under Obama they have succeeded. Every business wants to grow revenue, well in government we call them tax increases. Every business wants new customers, that’s why Democrats ‘love’ illegal immigration and dependents.

    Every two years we have a limited stockholders meeting for control of the company, we call it Congressional elections. Every four years we have a more general stockholders meeting where we also pick the President of the company.

    Every business wants to crush it’s competition. This is why the Federal Government takes as much power and revenue from the States as it can, because the States are competition. It is also the reason Democrats demonize the wealthy. The wealthy do not need the government handouts so they are not very good customers. Also being independent of government largess they are always a potential source rebellion against the nanny state. During the American Revolution it was the wealthy planters like George Washington and rich businessmen like Benjamin Franklin who lead and organized the opposition to the Big Tax and spend Government of King George.

    This explains why Socialists in Cuba, N. Korea, and the Obama Administration cannot tolerate the independent accumulation of wealth. It is a threat to their power.

    It is why our best Presidents were hard core Capitalists. The following quotes are from arguably our greatest leader, Abraham Lincoln.

    ” We do not propose any war on capital”.
    ” to allow the humblest man an equal chance to get rich with everybody else”.
    ” leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can.”

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    • Talk about strawmen! You take right off suggesting I said conservatives want ‘no’ government. And of course i never said any such thing. Conservatives, over and over however, do claim gov’t can’t do anything right.

      But they do. And not only that, many things they do very well.

      I’ve mentioned before that Social SEcurity is the most efficient organization I’ve ever dealt with. Ever. With the best designed, fastest and intuitive web site I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing business with. Ditto Medicare – easy, fast and very efficient to deal with as a user.

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  3. Ms. Holland,

    ” I’ve mentioned before that Social SEcurity is the most efficient organization I’ve ever dealt with. Ever. With the best designed, fastest and intuitive web site I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing business with. Ditto Medicare – easy, fast and very efficient to deal with as a user. ”

    I will have to take your word for it. It will be a few years before I am eligible to deal with those two paragons of efficiency. My age for full benefits is higher than yours and I am peeved. Since you women statistically outlive us males, I will have fewer years to enjoy the pleasure.

    ” Why do men die before their wives?
    They want to. ”

    🙂

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    • I think you know that my mother died at 97 and my Dad at 98. I expect to get the whole bean out of Social Security!

      (I had to go to 65 yrs, 10 months for full benefits. My sister is three years younger and she has to go to 67.)

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      • RE SS: Let me add that we knew about htis 25 years ago and were given the opportunity to plan accordingly. They had a commission during Reagan’s admin and laid out these gradual adjustments.

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  4. Ms. Holland,

    You being on the leading edge of the baby boomers are in the sweet spot. I am ten years behind and will go to 66 and 3/4 years or is it 2/3? I also work an outside job which means I doubt that I will make that age before I am physically unable to continue to work in my occupation. Perhaps opportunities within my field will open up that will allow me to make it, but that depends on the Obama tax cuts working, which we all know tax cuts do not. Riiiight?

    The Gen Xers and my kids are paying into a Bernie Madoff scheme that they will get even less out of than Madoff’s victims will get from his confidence racket.

    I realize you do not believe a word of what I just wrote. AARP and the entitlement establishment say I am wrong. We will see very soon.

    In two such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times there have been stories of cities and states either in default or on the verge of it in regards to their defined pension agreements. Those entities are jacking up their taxes to pay what they cannot pay. The officials who caused this mess with their promises are no longer in office. That was the plan all along.

    All of those lying office holders who are telling you that SS and Medicare can be fixed with painless ” gradual adjustments ” won’t be in office when the real pain hits, but not to worry there will always be Republicans and rich people to blame. It has worked for decades. There is no reason to believe tomorrow’s old people will be any smarter than today’s. The problem is at some point tomorrow’s young might get smarter. Maybe form the American Association of Young Suckers to combat the AARP.

    Again you will be just fine. In my ancestry, there is a long history of the men dropping dead suddenly in their 40s and 50s and 60s and the women living well into their 80s but spending much of that time in nursing homes. It’s a heck of a trade off.

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    • [All of those lying office holders who are telling you that SS and Medicare can be fixed with painless ” gradual adjustments ” ]

      Actually there isn’t a living soul who is saying that fixing Medicare will be painless. And as for who I listen to, it sure isn’t office holders. I take my information from objective parties outside the political establishment. And the Gov’t Acctg Office.

      Entitlements are a problem. Pension plans are an even worse problem because the crash is more imminent. But as for SS, you are wrong Alan. It’s utterly fixable. We have only to get thru the baby boom generation and it’ll settle back down again. A successful 75-year old program is not a ponzi scheme. It’s a successful 75-year old program that needs to be updated.

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