The Contrarian

“In the investment markets, what everyone knows is usually not worth knowing.”

The U.S. Government’s Big Weapon Mess

Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal has grown by 44% in the past 5 years according to reports. They now have a big supply of tactical, battle field nuclear weapons. The prime enemy is India.

The danger is that terrorists will arrange to buy or steal some of these tactical weapons. Washington has been trying to reach an agreement to limit the expansion of nuclear weapons, so far without results.

Add to this brew the missile and nuclear programs of North Korea and Iran, and we can see that the world is a powder keg. Where are the free-world leaders qualified to handle this?

Who is responsible for the mess in the US?

According to Charlie Reese, a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, here it is:

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? If all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

Therefore, why do the voters continue to vote for the same politicians? Because they recognize the name. They don’t know what these guys stand for, they just know the name when they get into the voting booth.

Suggestion: Why not have a photo, a long biography on each candidate, and a tablet computer in each voting booth so people can do a search before they pull the lever. It might make for more informed votes and voters.