This explains a lot

According to a new study, the federal government doesn’t think much of Americans who live outside the boundaries of the District of Columbia:

“Official Washington views the public through jaundiced eyes, believing that ordinary Americans are uninformed and misguided and that policymakers should ignore them,” Ginsberg said in a news release.

That’s why your vote means nothing.  Your Lords in Mordor-on-the-Potomac are smarter than you (well, at least they think they are).  That’s why they ignore opinion polls.  That’s why they ignore 49% of the people who vote.  That’s why they want more government intervention in the economy.

Here are some of the findings in this study:

  • While 91 percent of the people who work for federal agencies in Washington are white, only 78 percent of the general public is. (Meh.  Lack of the proper pigmentation of our rulers is the least of our worries.)
  • The average pay in 2012 of federal workers, $81,704, places them among the nation’s top 10 percent. For the private sector, the figure was $54,995, according to the Bureau of Economic Statistics. (This is what happens when you let people vote for their own pay raises.)
  • Official Washington leans left. Some 60 percent of people on Capitol Hill identify as Democrat, compared with 35 percent of Americans at large.  (I’m shocked.  Well, not really.  Leftards always think that they are smarter than everyone.  Even if they aren’t smarter than a 6th grader.)
  • During the 2012 presidential election, 97 percent of congressional and White House staffers voted, compared with 80 percent of all Americans. Those folks also were more likely, by a margin of 62 percent to 33 percent, to have faith that the election system counts votes fairly most of the time.  (Of course more of them vote.  Because if their guy loses, they lose their job.)
  • And 100 percent of congressional and White House staffers believe government and politics are easily understood. The figure for the general public is 30 percent.  (Government and politics are easily understood.  What isn’t easily understood is economics, which is vastly more important than government and politics combined.)

“Some say American democracy would be strengthened if the people received better civic education,” Ginsberg said in the release. “We argue that it is America’s governing elite that needs civic education, focusing on the responsibilities of officials in a democracy.”

Oh for the love of Pete.  Our political system was set up as a constitutional republic, not a democracy.  The reason why is because the Founding Fathers understood that democracy always devolves to tyranny.  And the literal translation of democracy means ‘rule by the mob’.  This quote sums it up nicely:

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t want retards in D.C.  my fellow Americans making important decisions for me.  Especially not the ones in D.C.

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Categories: Bastards, Government Shenanigans, Lawless, Not Economics, Stupid People, Traitors

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2 replies

  1. I hate that you are leaving teaching. More students need to learn about economics by someone who actually understands the subject…

  2. I don’t miss teaching all that much. Technically, I am not teaching economics but I am tutoring some students at the university right now. It sounds like most of the kids in their classes are uber confused by the mathematical bullshit that their instructors are feeding them. Unfortunately, academia isn’t about being able to teach, it’s about having the right credentials and kissing ass. One of my tutorees even told me that the instructor called the entire class stupid after the first exam.

    Good to hear from you again, Ben. Spring and Summer 2012 were the last classes that I actually enjoyed teaching.

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