Well not exactly take care of me. I’m willing to earn money and pay taxes so the gummit can hire people to take care of me.
A more accurate statement might be: I Want to Gummit to Provide Some Essential Services.
In France, the hassle over which comes first, the electric car or country-wide electric charging stations will be resolved soon. The taxpayers will pay for charging stations to be installed all over the country at a cost of $2.2 billion.
Charging Sockets to Become Obligatory in Office Parking Lots
€1.5 billion (about $2.2 billion) will be spent by France on the network of EV charging stations, but also “the government will make the installation of charging sockets obligatory in office parking lots by 2015, and new apartment blocks with parking lots will have to include charging stations starting in 2012.”
This would ignite a firestorm of protest in the U.S. (and it may also do the same in France, but meh, who cares about the French.)
Here’s the way I look at it, I want the gummit (or something that looks like the gummit) to give me:
- mail delivery
- sanitary sewers
- storm drainage
These all used to be private enterprise. But for the greater good, our forefathers and foremothers decided that we all should pitch in and pay a share to help build, staff and keep up these services. Therefore, everyone could use them, no matter how much money they make.
I like that.
I can’t tell you the last time I was in a library or a school, but I will pay my share because society is better having schools and libraries. I will trust the people – who represent the people – to run them as best they can. If I don’t like it, I can suggest to voters that I could do a better job.
There are three things on our national agenda now for the gummit to more heavily involved in:
- health care (arguably, the gummit already is – Medicare) Yeah, it may run like the post office. Which means those in the cities can find better, more efficient ways to deliver stuff. But in eastern Kentucky, there is no better way to get your cable Tee Vee bill. Same is true of health care. It may not be the most efficient way to get it, but at least it’s a dependable option.
- alternative fuels – whatever it is: electric, nuclear, hydrogen, solar, wind or a combination, the gummit needs to step up and do it. Build more nuke plants, install electric car charging stations, invest in research and development, build solar farms, wind farms, etc.
- fast access to the internet – everybody who likes Comcast, raise your hands. I get a nice flow of data from my computer ports via a cable that is owned by a bunch of stockholders who expect to get a good return on their investment. I would rather get my data flow from the gummit who doesn’t expect to get a return on investment. Again, the people in eastern Kentucky should have the same access as I do to fast internet.
There ya go. I don’t want more gummit. There are gummit agencies that should just be shut down:
- FDA – bunch of crybabies who don’t have the guts to legalized marijuana and ban tobacco
- SEC – bunch of suits who are just hanging around long enough before they take job with big banks and big insurance.
- Department of Commerce – bunch of somebodies doing something. What DO they do?
- Department of Labor (see above)
- FEMA – or FEEBLE
and a whole bunch more agencies should be shuttered or sunsetted or cutback.
Whoa. Now where do I fit in with the Glenn Beck crowd? I want more gummit, I want less gummit. Oh, I fit right in! Yay!