Saturday, May 15, 2010

Great! 59 New Cap-and-Trade Boondoggles from Big Nanny

There's no doubt that Americans don't feel that our national security is being overly protected as we watch videos of the Attorney General squirming and dodging when asked by a member of the House Judiciary Committee to draw a possible connection between the term "radical Islam" and the Times Square bomber, a Pakistani who trained with and was funded by the Taliban.

What is Big Nanny protecting us from?  Dietary salt. Adipose tissue in our children's pudgy little cheeks. Accidental exposure to the sight of an 8-foot cross tucked away in 1.5 million acre desert.

How about Muslim wack-jobs trying to blow up American children while they watch a play on Times Square? There we're on our own.

Back in 2006, Mark Steyn pointed out that Big Government is a national security threat:
The state has gradually annexed all the responsibilities of adulthood--health care, child care, care of the elderly--to the point where it's effectively severed its citizens from humanity's primal instincts, not least the survival instinct. In the American context, the federal "deficit" isn't the problem; it's the government programs that cause the deficit. These programs would be wrong even if Bill Gates wrote a check to cover them each month. They corrode the citizen's sense of self-reliance to a potentially fatal degree. Big government is a national security threat; it increases your vulnerability to threats like Islamism, and makes it less likely you'll be able to summon the will to rebuff it. We should have learned that lesson on September 11, 2001, when big government flopped big-time and the only good news of the day came from the ad hoc citizen militia of Flight 93. (America Alone, prologue to 2008 edition)
Enter a new and extensive set of 59 carbon-tracking and taxing government bureaucracies designed to infantilize us even more. If you'd like a closer look at this list (courtesy of Investors Business Daily and Mark Morano of Climate Depot), click on the image to open it, then click on it again to zoom.

My personal favorite on the list is #60, which is not a government bureaucracy per se. Item #60 merely gives the EPA authority to establish additional "climate change" programs when the previous 59 new bureaucracies prove insufficient. These agencies, now merely gleams in Big Nanny's eye, include agencies affecting "climate change" and water management, fire protection, and coastal watersheds. We wouldn't want to let any opportunities for new tax-supported government bureaucracies to slip away. You still might have some money left under one of your sofa cushions.

1 comment:

  1. If you have time-watch this video.
    And watch to the very end.
    This is a clean video.

    This man can rant