Thursday, January 16, 2014

Your Elected Officials

Further proof that our government is doomed:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once urged Defense Secretary Robert Gates to spend taxpayer money on researching irritable bowel syndrome.

Gates revealed the strange request in his new memoir, “Duty,” writing that Reid made the plea while the military was fully engaged in two ongoing wars.

The sad thing is, this is not an anomaly.  I am almost certain that many, many Congress-idiots over the years have made equally absurd requests of various agencies.  I am almost sure that the buffoons who manage to get themselves elected do this kind of crap all the time.

And they are routinely ignored by the bureaucracy.  This is because the bureaucracy does not answer to the elected officials because they are permanent jobs versus the publicity whores who call themselves statesmen.  They know that they do not have to do a damn thing that these elected officials tell them.

And why should they when these buffoons request incredibly stupid and selfish things like IBS research?