Government Gone Wild

What country is this?  The US Secret Service getting hookers, the GSA going on a Vegas Binger like the guys from The Hangover or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Presidential Vacations and private jets to fly the Presidential Dog to Vacations.  The BATFE sending guns to Mexican Drug Cartells, The Department of Education buying Tactical Shotguns, and the TSA is feeling people up and stealing their iPods.

Is this our Government, or a Sacha Baron Cohen Comedy?  If this one another Country – it would be freaking hilarious… but it’s not… It’s our Government.  And it’s frakking pathetic.

Speaking of a Useless Government.  Let’s talk about Utah for a moment.  Utah passed a 50 dollar bounty on Coyotes… but it’s all held up because they can’t decide on just how to do it.  And even if they do get it all settled down… Uintah County doesn’t get any.  Instead of paying our Local Boys to bag the problematic Yotes, they would rather pay a Guy in a Helicopter.  When you break down the cost per dog, a Chopper is freaking retarded.  Too inefficient to be believable, but that’s what they’ve been spending our money on.
This needs to be put before the public vote.  This needs to be on the Ballot.  A Government Gunman in a Chopper, or hundreds of hunters across the county collecting on a pair of ears at a time.  What’s more efficient?  Just paying for the ears, or paying a gunman and a pilot and maintenance and everything involved for operating a helicopter?   And where is that chopper?  It’s only in one place at a time, flying only when they want it to.  Not out there all the time, all over the county, wherever the coyotes are stirring up problems and the money going to guys who could probably use a few extra bucks.   Where should our money go?  What makes the most sense?   I don’t think a Chopper makes any sense at all.  This should be put to the Vote.

14 thoughts on “Government Gone Wild”

  1. That’s government at its best. Let’s see, insurance, fuel, maintenance, the pilots salary, the shooters salary, benefits, insurance again, airport or landing area fees. Average operation costs, depending on type and model, is about $175-$250 per hour (on the low side). They would have to shoot a heck of a lot of coyotes to cover that.

    There is a more cost effective way of doing it but that would require a government trusting its citizens, and we both know that won’t happen.

  2. But the guy in the helicopter has received proper special super secret training that us ordinary citizens don’t have so we can trust him. *groan*

  3. The best line I’ve heard about the fiasco in Columbia went something like, “They hired hookers because they wanted to associate with a higher class of people.”

  4. “It’s not supposed to make sense, it’s the government.”
    – Unknown

    “If it ain’t broke, we’ll fix it until it is.”
    – Federal government

  5. To quote the great smokey Russian “Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises.”

  6. If a shooter on the ground turns in a pair of ears, he gets a bounty. WHAT does the shooter in the chopper do? Will the .gov just take his word for how many dead coyotes are out there? Or will the chopper have to land every time to take the ears?
    And, if they’ll just take his word for it, why couldn’t someone on the ground just walk in, claim 50 coyotes down and collect for them? Every week!

  7. Ogre:

    The reason is that the person who rents the helicopter has a friend in the county government.

    Find the money trail, and publish it until the guilty run for cover.

  8. Hell, back in the day we got $2.50 for male ears and $5.00 for female. In California.
    Course, they were so mangey and half rabid you had to put socks on your hands to cut off the ears.
    Now? They are downtown. The hippies are winning.

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