Monday, September 22, 2008

Thoughts from Ted Nugent

He is a rock legend, but that hasn't stopped Ted Nugent from being vocal advocate for smaller government, as evidenced by this column from Human Events, "Sheep in Sheeps Clothing."

Not one to mince words, Ted writes:

The entrenched liberal paradigm is to grow and sustain Fedzilla, the amorphous blob that is gobbling up more and more of our tax dollars and in the process, becoming more and more unresponsive and unaccountable to its employers—you and me, the American taxpayer.

No one who’s smarter than a two-week old puppy seriously believes Fedzilla is a paragon of efficiency or respects the best interest of the American people.

He certainly doesn't sugar-coat the truth!

But Ted doesn't just complain about the size and growth of government, he puts forward some ideas for what we must do to change the system. They aren't realy new ideas, but Ted presents them in a very blunt and direct manner. Maybe that's what it'll take to get someone to listen!

Conservatives should commission a panel of private industry representatives to do a top to bottom review of Fedzilla for the purpose of identifying cost savings by transferring Fedzilla agencies and departments to the private sector, whose goal is to be efficient so that profits are maximized.

Regardless what the Fedzilla supporters write and pass, conservatives should put forth a separate balanced budget each year.

Conservatives must work hard to destroy the current burdensome, complicated tax system and replace it with a simpler, fairer system.

Conservatives should put forth a plan to reduce the overall size of the federal government by 6 ½% each year for next four years so that within four years the size of the federal government is reduced by 25% percent. Tax cuts without reducing spending are meaningless. The savings will be used to pay off our ten trillion dollar debt.

Reducing spending. Something politicians on all levels of government could do more of to benefit their constituents- the American taxpayers.

So he may not be the most politically-correct or subtle guy, but Ted Nugent is willing to call it like he sees it, and his challenge is one worth paying attention to.


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