Saturday, November 3, 2012

Steyn: Biggest Most Bloated Government EVAH EVAH Cannot Keep the Lights On

With the requisite "read it all" advice.

Steyn is right on the money.

I had the experience this week of hearing someone describe how despite the fact that people bash government, storms like this demonstrate just how much we need government. Yet the biggest, most bloated bureaucracy in the free world, as Steyn notes, cannot keep the lights on or the fuel lines running. 

"Even in those few parts of the Northeast that can legitimately claim to have been clobbered by Sandy, Big Government made it worse. Last week, Nanny Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, rivaled his own personal best for worst mayoral performance since that snowstorm a couple of years back."

"This is a man who spends his days micromanaging the amount of soda New Yorkers are allowed to have in their beverage containers rather than, say, the amount of ocean New Yorkers are allowed to have in their subway system – just as, in the previous crisis, the municipal titan who can regulate the salt out of your cheeseburger proved utterly incapable of regulating any salt on to Sixth Avenue.

"Imagine if this preening buffoon had expended as much executive energy on flood protection for the electrical grid and transit system as he does on approved quantities of carbonated beverages. But that's leadership 21st-century style: When the going gets tough, the tough ban trans fats."

OMG that's gotta hurt!!

So true.