"A executive position should surround itself and be advised by those that possess the know-how the executive wants to implement. What I have seen with the liberals when they are in charge is they surround themselves with ideologues of their political bent rather than experts in the fields. This has been a dangerous and ineffective way to drive the bus. Our state is the leading edge of why the country is in the crapper right now. All those bills Moonbeam is considering right now are not solutions to anything that will help the citizens. The bills are more regulations and rules to control our behavior. We need a moratorium of Moonbeams and the State leftislature's good intentions for a couple of years. We need a breather."
I have felt this way for as long as I can remember in my 61 years. I used to listen to my dad's dad (a WW1 veteran who served in France) complain about politicians way back when I was a kid and I never really understood why he was so PO'd when he was discussing them (he was a democrat too). I finally over time did figure it out and today we see what those people have brought us. The golden pavement, the road of good intentions has left us broke at all levels of government and down to the individual American. We have loved ourselves to death for goodness sakes.
From local zoning regulations on our private property (along with building codes telling us which light fixtures we are "allowed") to State laws, (1000's every session) to the Federal laws, (EPA regulating our wet puddles on the ground) and on an.d on. We are tired Americans. We want the madness to stop. I wish Moonbeam would just veto every bill on his desk, even those with the best of intentions. A veto would tell us that even he is tired of the madness. But, alas, it will not be. The politician of my grandfathers era is the same as the ones today. They feel they must pass new rules and regulations or they are not doing their "job".
When I was an elected official I felt my duty was to represent the people in the battles between the bureaucracy and the people. It did not make me popular with the bureaucracy but I was determined not to be co-opted in the system and become just your plain run of the mill politician currying favor and becoming friends with the regulators. When I got out and became a civilian again, it became apparent I was not liked very well by government.
What I see in the country I prize as the greatest freest place there ever has been on planet earth is the push for some sort of human perfection through laws. I say we need a breather. The people are tired of having every move they make regulated, permits required and fees paid for what? So they can enrich the regulatory mechanism put in place by people with "good intentions". So, ease up, put mo a moratorium on those good intentions Moonbean, EPA and Obama. We are exhausted.
Oh and if you think my term leftislature is cute, use it.