Squaring the Culture

"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

10/24/2010 (6:16 pm)

Visual Explanation of the Reason For Tea Parties

Deroy Murdock published his personal contribution to mid-term electioneering at National Review Online, and it’s worth a look. Basically, he provided three visual aids. The first two I’ve posted here, below. The first, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, explains how much federal workers earn compared to private and state workers, and the second, from the Heritage Foundation, compares how much the public and private sectors have grown or shrunk since the beginning of the recession. It’s a good time to be a bureaucrat, but the gravy train is destroying the economy. No economy can afford to swell the bureaucracy so, because bureaucracy does not produce anything; it’s dead weight. Growth in the size and wealth of government and government paychecks always comes at the expense of private wealth. Look:

You’ll have to read Murdock’s column to get the description and the link to the third graphic. It’s a full-size representation of the relationships between government entities in the new Health Care “Reform” Act. A graphic like this one helped to kill the last attempt at nationalizing health care, the Clintons’ miscue in 1993, so somebody’s always attempting to draft the new health-bill-killing graphic. It truly is frightening, but the real perfidy of the health care “reform” is not just its size and complexity; it’s a combination of coercion, arrogance, and cost, at a time when saving the robustness of the economy requires austerity beyond the imagination of the most ardent cost-cutting conservative Representative. The people who jammed this atrocity through Congress should be impeached and required to spend 5 days in the stocks in each of a dozen major US cities.

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