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If the government does it, it will be either substandard, too expensive, or both.

The government built a school for $18.9 million. They used it one year. Now it is closed because it was built so poorly.

The money is gone. The building is useless.

… and some people want the government to take over your health care, too.

Denver Post.)

If government has the resources to spend on such an undertaking, it has too much money.

Concerned about funding for public schools? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a teacher.

Concerned about funding for public health? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a nurse.

Concerned about funding for roads and bridges? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on repairs.

Concerned about solving crimes of violence? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a law enforcement officer investigating a violent crime.

Concerned about high taxes? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been returned to you.

Until government stops spending money enforcing laws prohibiting consensual adult conduct like gambling, it does not deserve another dime.

If "progressives" are really concerned about public education, they should be going after this wasted law enforcement money.

If "conservatives" are really concerned about limited government, they should be going after this wasted law enforcement money.




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JeffCo gambling indictment is tax money absolutely wasted.

David K. Williams, Jr.

Despite cries to the contrary, the government has more money than it can reasonably spend. How else can one explain an 18 month criminal investigation of an alleged bookmaking enterprise in Jefferson County? (See “Denver-area sports-betting operation took high-end clients and bets, indictment says” in today’s Denver Post.)

If government has the resources to spend on such an undertaking, it has too much money.

Concerned about funding for public schools? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a teacher.

Concerned about funding for public health? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a nurse.

Concerned about funding for roads and bridges? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on repairs.

Concerned about solving crimes of violence? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a law enforcement officer investigating a violent crime.

Concerned about high taxes? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been returned to you.

Until government stops spending money enforcing laws prohibiting consensual adult conduct like gambling, it does not deserve another dime.

If “progressives” are really concerned about public education, they should be going after this wasted law enforcement money.

If “conservatives” are really concerned about limited government, they should be going after this wasted law enforcement money.

See "Wanted: prairie dog homes.")

Someone wants to spend money on relocating prairie dogs? They are just big rats, people. They cover the ground like kudzu. But if people really want to save them, I suggest stopping the light rail project and refunding the taxes collected for the boondoggle.


Save the prairie dogs?

A front page story on today’s Denver Post is about efforts to save prairie dogs from the wake of habitat destroying construction of a train to the airport. (See “Wanted: prairie dog homes.“)

Someone wants to spend money on relocating prairie dogs? They are just big rats, people. They cover the ground like kudzu. But if people really want to save them, I suggest stopping the light rail project and refunding the taxes collected for the boondoggle.


To wit, the United States government has
seventeen separate intelligence agencies:

  1. Central Intelligence Agency
  2. Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
  3. Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence and Analysis
  4. Department of State, Intelligence and Research
  5. Department of Treasury, Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  6. Defense Intelligence Agency
  7. Drug Enforcement Administration
  8. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  9. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  10. National Reconnaissance Office
  11. National Security Agency
  12. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  13. U.S. Air Force, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  14. U.S. Army, Army Military Intelligence
  15. U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Intelligence
  16. U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
  17. U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence

This list is laughable. Even if one allows for separate agencies for international intelligence, domestic intelligence and military intelligence, this group of 17 should be, at most three.

Dispose of the rest.



The federal government isn’t hurting for money. It’s hurting because of bloat.

The wails of anguish from the D.C. political class that the federal leviathan doesn’t have any money to provide basic services is bollocks. The federal government has too much money. It only needs more money to feed the bloat.

To wit, the United States government has seventeen separate intelligence agencies:

  1. Central Intelligence Agency
  2. Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
  3. Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence and Analysis
  4. Department of State, Intelligence and Research
  5. Department of Treasury, Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  6. Defense Intelligence Agency
  7. Drug Enforcement Administration
  8. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  9. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  10. National Reconnaissance Office
  11. National Security Agency
  12. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  13. U.S. Air Force, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  14. U.S. Army, Army Military Intelligence
  15. U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Intelligence
  16. U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
  17. U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence
This list is laughable. Even if one allows for separate agencies for international intelligence, domestic intelligence and military intelligence, this group of 17 should be, at most three.
Dispose of the rest.