Obama Administration accidental moment of honesty - admits government is too vast

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    Simply astounding - the Democrats claim that the answer to every problem is centralized solutions through the federal government. Under Barack Obama, the federal government has expanded at an alarming rate.

    Yet, when entangled in series of serious scandals, Obama's chief strategist/senior advisor David Axelrod says 'the government is too vast for Obama to control'.

    Uh...ya stupid. That's what conservatives have been saying for over 100 years now. It's so vast, it's full of waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption because nobody can keep an eye on it all. And now the Democrats are admitting that the one man with the most resources (not to mention responsibility) for keeping his eye on it all, can't.

    Just wait until Obamacare kicks in! The Democrats have gotten their 'utopia' implemented at warp speed under Obama and it is unraveling at 2x's warp speed. It's unraveling so drastically, they can't help but let it slip in moments of unintended honesty.

    Absolutely priceless...

    David Axelrod Admits "Government Is Too Vast" For Obama to Control

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corne...ning-ap-tapping-‘save-somebody-else-buy-that’
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    Too vast for the President to know everything that is going on inside it, that is. From The Corner:

    The government is simply too big for President Obama to keep track of all the wrongdoing taking place on his watch, his former senior adviser, David Axelrod, told MSNBC. “Part of being president is there’s so much beneath you that you can’t know because the government is so vast,” he explained.

    The link is worth following, if only because Axelrod gets hammered by Joe Scarborough for the backhoe-sized load of garbage he is dealing out.

    Apparently, though, this is the excuse for corruption – government is too big to keep track of.

    Which is entirely the point the Tea Party has been making for over four years: the federal government is just too big. It’s past time to shrink it back down to a manageable, constitutional size.

    Axelrod says government too vast | Tea Party Patriots
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    well there's a real news flash.
    Is there really anyone out there who believes that any POTUS can have his finger in every pie of the federal government?
    Ranks right up there with "admitting" the sun is pretty far away.
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    Then why do you idiot dumbocrat libtards insist on growing government? How about we shrink it to it's Constitutional size and the problem will be solved?

    I love how you people create the problem, then complain about the problem the loudest, and then try to run from your own comments. :lmao:
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    So you agree with David Axelrod - the Tea Party has been correct all along and it's time to undo all Dumbocrat policy?
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    I am not a democrat and I support efforts to reduce the size of government.
    Froth somewhere else.
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    You're not? That's funny - I've seen you in thread after thread supporting all things Dumbocrat. And even in this thread - you try to deflect just how significant Axelrod's moment of honesty was.
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    Rottwseiller, why do you insist on proving your ignorance? Or do you simply think your lies won't be investigated?

    The federal government employs 600,000 fewer today than the average for the past 50 yrs | Face the Facts USA

    The greatest peace time expansion of our government workforce may have been the creation of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. If the Congress really wanted to bring spending under control and reduce gun violence as well as protect our ports, airways, water supply, chemical industries, etc. etc. a much better job could have been accomplished by providing each state with the resources to identify probable targets and provide training and funding for new hires to protect their own community within long established structures with inter agency agreements.
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    Well..that's not what he said..that's what you folks are twisting it into through your right wing prism.

    What was said, is that it is impossible for a President to control each and every person in the government.

    First off..the LAW prohibits it.

    Second off..any big organization DELEGATES responsibility in order to run efficiently.

    You'd know that if you ever worked for a big outfit.
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    It is obviously too big for THIS small minded presidebt to govern.
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    How do you "twist" something that is on VIDEO? It's pretty hard to deny what the man said. You didn't watch the video, did you?
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    But everything was Bush fault. :cuckoo:

    Another display of the hypocritical, intellectually bankrupt LOLberals.
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    Not everything is the fault of George W. Bush, but I can't think of one major solution he brought to fruition during his eight years in office. He was handed a nation at peace and a stable economy suffering a minor correction, he left an economy in chaos and two wars in progress. Now, not all of that was his fault, but as the far right has been yelling with hysterical relish for the past few days, the Buck Stops at the Oval.
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    Sure, lets start with the Republican TSA and DHS. That should reduce the government quite a bit and save a buck or two.
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    It is too damn big, no doubt about it. It might help if liberals would stop taking power away from the states so they can micromanage everything. The Obama administration, while claiming they didn't know about anything about recent scandals, somehow managed to sue states when they didn't like the legislation they were passing. So, clearly, Obama is watching things closely enough to make sure no one threatens his agenda. I guess he wants us to believe that he pays far more attention to what states are doing than he does to his own people.

    Of course, Obama did appoint people just as radical as he is to oversee some things. Even if he doesn't have up to the minute updates on everything, he knows that his people share his agenda and will make decisions accordingly. I hope those appointees and others know that he'll throw them under the bus in a heartbeat if they get caught.

    One of the most corrupt is Holder. And then we have Valerie Jarrett behind the scenes and I doubt Obama makes any decisions without her approval.

    And here is the latest possible act of corruption. It's getting deep, folks.

    GOP Rep. Claims DOJ Secretly Obtained Phone Records from House
    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/05/528...ne-records-from-the-house-of-representatives/
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    Unless a democrat is in the oval. Then it's another story entirely. hence, the hypocritical LOLberal mentality.
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    This reminds me of a chain email that my mom sent me about the "vastly expanding" number of government workers becoming a majority of the voting population (lulz).

    I noted that the number of federal employees has--outside of the DHS--remained about the same between 2000 and 2010 (even as our general population has increased considerably) and that among the categories of federal workers that saw increases were National Defense/International Relations, Police, and Corrections. Among those that saw a decrease in number of employees were Education, Public Welfare, and the Postal Service.

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