Originally published February 1 2013
Government gone wild! Check out these informative videos on what's really happening in America
by PF Louis
(NaturalNews) Here's a review on an interesting site called "governmentgonewild.org." It's comprised mostly of a panel of short video presentations, three to four minutes long. Each video highlights one aspect of government over-spending and/or financial waste.
The videos' producer and presenter is Blaise (pronounced Blaze) Ingoglia, whose background includes investor motivational speaking and building Florida houses for investor "flips" - selling them before they're even built.
Blaise's presentation style does blaze. His centered, no-nonsense approach carried confidently with a rich baritone-bass voice let's you know he's an alpha kind of guy. And the facts and figures he reels off during his hard hitting, high production-value videos are mind blowing eye-openers.
To make it easier for viewers to absorb the statistics and figures, they appear on a screen behind him like an automatic PowerPoint presentation as he speaks directly into your face. Although Blaise looks and sounds like a died in the wool, right wing kind of guy, he does blame both parties equally well. He's very fair about that.
One video, my favorite, shows how the biggest vested interest in government spending is - the government. He illustrates this with figures showing the sharp employment increases in government jobs and the mind blowing increases in wages that have occurred since only a few years ago.
You'd be shocked to see how many more bureaucrats are paid higher wages than even some paid private sector employees.
Another favorite is how many members of both parties in congress have seen hefty spikes in their net worth within one term in office. It's obscene. And Blaise reminds viewers that they are all exempt from penalties for using insider trading tips that anyone else can be jailed for.
What else "government gone wild" should coverSo far, military personnel do not pay into their pension programs. After 20 years of service, they are eligible for 50 percent of their full pay. That percentage increases with each additional decade of service.
A congressional representative or senator can be getting a reduced pension after only five years in office, with more coming if they stick around longer. Then there are the other state, county, and city employees who also receive pensions in addition to social security.
For those who pay a small amount into their pension and social security retirement plans, the employer provides the balance of those payments. And who is the employer? The federal, state, county, or city governments. Where do those employers get that money? You know the answer.
Blaise hasn't yet touched on the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and other agencies who burn money throwing pot smokers in jail and shutting down state sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries. Add the Federal Court system's prosecution expense to those busts as well.
It's even more unlikely that he'll touch military spending issues. The annual "defense" budget for invading non-threatening nations with death and destruction and occupying them is now around $730 billion, or almost three-quarter of a trillion dollars.
Let's not forget the millions spent on trying to bust Dr. Burzynski and others for curing cancer. Then there are the USDA, FDA, and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) raids on raw milk producers, often incorporating local law and food agencies. Let's throw in the Justice Department and their "Fast and Furious" gun running operation to Mexican drug cartels while we're at it.
There's a lot to gripe about with facts and figures regarding government spending and waste. Blaise could go on forever, and he won't be shy about upsetting law and order and military types, or prospective real estate investors.
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