Monday, August 12, 2013

The Hole Digging Ways of Government

Notable & Quotable's little story today is too good not to share.

It's a perfect description of government in action, fairy tales and all.

So get ready for ObamaCare and its many promises, sports fans.

And for all you troubled citizens in Illinois worrying about the proposed local Chicago and state "remedies" for unfunded public pension liabilities, get ready for the faux solutions.

Here's the quote of the day:

"From former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown's column in the San Francisco Chronicle, July 28:

News that the Transbay Terminal is something like $300 million over budget should not come as a shock to anyone.

We always knew the initial estimate was way under the real cost. Just like we never had a real cost for the Central Subway or the Bay Bridge or any other massive construction project. So get off it.

In the world of civic projects, the first budget is really just a down payment. If people knew the real cost from the start, nothing would ever be approved.

The idea is to get going. Start digging a hole and make it so big, there's no alternative to coming up with the money to fill it in."

Summing Up

Isn't government non-truth telling, aka lying, about the cost of new hole digging great?

And isn't it also great that thereafter We the People will somehow have to find a way to dig our way out?

Politics sucks.

Thanks. Bob.

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