“Mother, should I trust the government?”

I think the answer to Pink Floyd’s question should be obvious by now.

Exhibit A:

Police and prosecutors fight aggressively to retain ‘civil asset forfeiture.’  Focus on this sentence from the article if you want to understand the issue:
“Efforts to limit seizures of money, homes and other property from people who may never be convicted of a crime are stalling out amid a wave of pressure from prosecutors and police.”

Exhibit B:

Like Obamacare, apparently we have to ‘pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership to find out what’s in it.’  (Note to Congresscritters: if you can’t be bothered to read proposed legislation, particularly before opining on it, why do we have you there?)

Exhibit C:

The IRS had plenty of interest in ‘investigating’ groups advocating limited government, but when Congress asks it to look into the actions of the Clinton Foundation during Her Hillariness’ tenure as Secretary of State, apparently this only warrants an unsigned form letter response.

Exhibit D:

The TSA.  (Note: even with a 95% failure rate, nobody was fired — the acting head of TSA was reassigned — which, as a ‘mangement action’ under Civil Service “save pay” rules means he didn’t even take a pay cut.  Makes you wonder just what you’d have to do in the Federal government to actually find yourself unemployed.)

Exhibit E:

How many American citizens (and thus, legally eligible voters) are there?  Nobody knows.

Exhibit F:

House cuts DEA funding after ‘sex parties’ revelation   (the Secret Service has its share in this as well)

Exhibit G:

NOAA tampers with data to erase the 15-year global warming hiatus

Exhibit H:

Hackers make off with data on 4 million Federal employees (the easier to pressure or blackmail you, my dear…)

 

Ad naseum, ad infinitum

 

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