When developing a new product such as a phone, TV, or the integrated circuits within these products – it must be robust or repeatable. Robust and repeatable simply means the product will operate exactly the same under varying conditions or circumstances. For instance, most electronic products need to operate the same at room temperature as they would in extreme cold and hot conditions. In other words, product performance must be consistent over varying conditions – within reason of course. Customers expect this or they will buy the product for a competitor.
This is the main problem I have with the federal government – none of their agencies or departments creates policies or legislation that is repeatable. And what’s worse, the federal government is a monopoly so there is no better option for American citizens to choose from. While the federal government grows in size and stature they are regulating, mandating, restricting, and overseeing just about every daily aspect of corporations and individuals. But the federal government is a one way street, because they operate with no oversight or apparently any rules at all. Thus, they have become wasteful, inefficient, bureaucratic, and even corrupt. For instance, think of all the recent reports of federal workers in various departments spending entire days viewing pornography on taxpayer funded computers. Waste and bureaucracy would force any U.S. company out of business because they could not compete with more efficient competitors.
Not only are the policies, bills, and legislation created by the federal government wasteful, inefficient, and bureaucratic but, they are not fair because they are not consistent or repeatable. For instance, ObamaCare legislation has provisions that provided the people of Louisiana (the Louisiana Purchase), Nebraska (the Cornhusker Kickback), and Florida (Gator Aide) with better deals on Medicare or Medicaid coverage. This is not unusual, it is the norm. Every piece of federal legislation is riddle with pork and earmarks which carves out monies to be used on special projects for certain jurisdictions. This is wrong and it is the reason why major legislation is convoluted with thousands of pages of drivel that even congressional members cannot understand. This is why many members do not even bother reading their own legislation.
Liberals are often offended by conservatives who view the federal government as evil. Liberals view the federal government as a savior which protects citizens not only from foreign threats, but local threats such as dirty water, harmful pesticides on foods, and so on. That is true to a certain extent, but even liberals would not tolerate a corporation that had a monopoly on a necessary item or product line. After all, this corporation could charge an unbelievable amount of money for the product not only because they have no competition, but they could become wasteful, corrupt, inefficient, and bureaucratic with no competitor competing against them for market share. And what’s worse there is nothing stopping this company from charging certain states or individuals more than others. Thus, their corporate pricing policies towards the public would not be consistent or repeatable. Liberals would not stand for this and would demand the Federal Government to break up this evil company. Well, what is wrong with conservatives wanting the federal government to operate more efficiently by reducing their size and simplifying legislation to be more uniform, consistent, and repeatable? Nothing, this should be a good goal to strive for. If individuals and corporations are expected to be responsible, then so should the federal government.
My Book: Is America Dying? (Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble)