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Thread: A Perfect Example of What is Wrong with Unaccoutable Government

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    A Perfect Example of What is Wrong with Unaccoutable Government

    [url]http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/09/house-urged-cut-bottled-water-tab-nears-million/?test=latestnews[/url]

    /facepalm.

    Perhaps if our legislators were forced, by Law, to live like the rest of us, they may be far more knowlegable about the real world and real issues we face.

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;3956325][url]http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/09/house-urged-cut-bottled-water-tab-nears-million/?test=latestnews[/url]

    /facepalm.

    Perhaps if our legislators were forced, by Law, to live like the rest of us, they may be far more knowlegable about the real world and real issues we face.[/QUOTE]

    Legislators...why stop there? 100 percent of my business client base are self employed and buy 100 percent of their own health insurance, fund their own pensions, make NO money when on vacation etc... THEY would tell you a LOT more than just the legislators have no clue how the REAL world operates.

    What the real world is depends on where you stand in my view.

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    This government needs people who really ran a business for a living.

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;3956349]Legislators...why stop there? 100 percent of my business client base are self employed and buy 100 percent of their own health insurance, fund their own pensions, make NO money when on vacation etc... THEY would tell you a LOT more than just the legislators have no clue how the REAL world operates.

    [B]What the real world is depends on where you stand in my view[/B].[/QUOTE]

    The last sentence makes the most sense. The business world is just one aspect of the real world.

    Not everyone can afford to go into business for themselves so their reality is different. There are many, many Americans who work hard to support a family but simply do not make enough money to afford decent health insurance.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;3956367]The last sentence makes the most sense. The business world is just one aspect of the real world.

    Not everyone can afford to go into business for themselves so their reality is different. There are many, many Americans who work hard to support a family but simply do not make enough money to afford decent health insurance.[/QUOTE]

    I agree. Some of my clients have dropped their insurance too........

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;3956357]This government needs people who really ran a business for a living.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, there are zero gov't elected officals who have run a business for a living. :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=cr726;3956417]Yes, there are zero gov't elected officals who have run a business for a living. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    MOST (I bet over 85 percent) government workers from the bottom to the top are life long civil servants from age 21 to death. REAL experience, for REAL results!

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;3956428]MOST (I bet over 85 percent) government workers from the bottom to the top are life long civil servants from age 21 to death. REAL experience, for REAL results![/QUOTE]

    We are talking about elected officials. My god man.

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;3956428]MOST (I bet over 85 percent) government workers from the bottom to the top are life long civil servants from age 21 to death. REAL experience, for REAL results![/QUOTE]

    Can you explain the difference between a Civil Service Office Manager and a Publicly Traded Company Office Manager, in terms of why one is "real experience" and the other is not.

    Thanks.

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    [QUOTE=cr726;3956438]We are talking about elected officials. My god man.[/QUOTE]

    and I expanded it to ALL those in charge of our government. MANY middle managers have real accountability over budgets, not just congress.

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    [QUOTE=cr726;3956417]Yes, there are zero gov't elected officals who have run a business for a living. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    The two at the top certainly haven't.

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    It's one thing for a business to spend ridiculous money, more often than not the $7k you spent on a pair of tixx to the Rose Bowl is a good investment (well maybe not in this case, my client's wife is a Wisconsin alum) ;)

    But the government should be more responsible/accountable - they're not making a profit, anything they spend money on that's not necessary is a bad 'investment'. Get rid of the excesses and you kill 2 birds with one stone - save $$$, and put an end to "career politicians".

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    Congrats to us: we now have a ruling class, with a set of rules for it which are way better than what the peasants are entitled to.


    Guillotine party, anyone?

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;3956513]The two at the top certainly haven't.[/QUOTE]

    Wait.... a Chicago shakedown artist is NOT an entreprenuer????

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;3956513]The two at the top certainly haven't.[/QUOTE]

    Mr. Corzine says hi......:D

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    [QUOTE=cr726;3956545]Mr. Corzine says hi......:D[/QUOTE]

    You hate him too...He is the EVIL investment banker you continually mock in this forum, the guy made a gazillion $$$ off the peasants and NOW is fighting for the liberal left.

    What a hypocrite he is. T hen again.... NOW I see why the left loves the guy.

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;3956550]You hate him too...He is the EVIL investment banker you continually mock in this forum, the guy made a gazillion $$$ off the peasants and NOW is fighting for the liberal left.

    What a hypocrite he is. T hen again.... NOW I see why the left loves the guy.[/QUOTE]

    I am against extreme politicians period.

    Don't worry Corzine is back on Wall Street.

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    Bottled water. The nectar of f*cking morons.

    Dee-de-dee. "I'm gonna pay $1.50 for something that literally falls from the f*cking sky"...




    If you went back to the 1970's and told Pepsi and Coke that they could sell their product...MINUS all the expensive ingredients for the same price, they would have laughed you out of the board room. But city-its are dumb and will pay for a fancy bottle.

    Dumba**es....

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    City-its? Please. My suburban friends go to CostCo to load pallet-fulls of bottled water into their SUV's.

    [IMG]http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photo_StoryLevel/080617/080617-bottled2-hmed-9a.grid-6x2.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3416579846_0245ff0dc6.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/outoftown/arizona/phoenix/costco/03water.jpg[/IMG]
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    [QUOTE=isired;3956661]City-its? Please. My suburban friends go to CostCo to load pallet-fulls of bottled water into their SUV's.

    [IMG]http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photo_StoryLevel/080617/080617-bottled2-hmed-9a.grid-6x2.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3416579846_0245ff0dc6.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/outoftown/arizona/phoenix/costco/03water.jpg[/IMG]
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    NYC also made a star of this-so what do you expect?

    [IMG]http://www.the-parenting-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/petrock.jpg[/IMG]

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