Cheating, crony capitalism, and public servants
Does it pay to lie, cheat, and steal? Well, we could ask Lance Armstrong. After all, he misrepresented himself on the way to acquiring a nine-figure estate.
Meanwhile, Bernie Madoff is in jail for… misrepresenting himself on the way to acquiring a nine-figure estate.
Concurrently, our “public servants” come up with innovative public financing plans (in this example, regarding a baseball park for MLB’s Miami Marlins) which benefit crony capitalists and must be repaid by the public at an order-of-magnitude plus (as explained by Doug Hanks at the Miami Herald):
The lesson? This is what happens when our “public servants” are playing with house money.
That and they write rules which benefit their favored interest groups. Where does it end?
Although the Fineswine gun-grab is political theater (to try and establish a gun control ‘baseline’ of sorts), not only are the people of Miami forced to suffer under the ineptness of their so-called public servants but as it turns out, so are all Americans. Has there ever been a time that more cried out for 1) a competency test for public service, and/or 2) term limits?
Will this end well? Not based on the trend lines…