Tennessee Utility Rate Payers Being Swindled
10oz filets for $39.95
7oz filets for $33.95, a piece
2 rib eyes for $30.00 a piece
Lamb lollipop for $15.95
$27 worth of potatoes
$16.85 for pecan pie and ice cream
$490.20 total including tip dinner for six people.
Sound like dinner out for Hollywood celebrities or Wall Street tycoons?
Government at all levels; federal, state and local continues to demonstrate a wanton lack of respect in how it spends taxpayer dollars. The problem is always this; when government officials in this case public utility executives get to spend other peoples money there will always be waste, fraud and abuse.
The solution is limited government and true free market enterprise.
So long as government bureaucrats are spending other peoples money, not their own, there is limited incentive to be prudent. Thus, the solution is to adhere to the Constitution and the founding principles of the nation.
- Thomas Jefferson
The solution for prudent government spending is to limit government. By eliminating the opportunity for government to spend our money (i.e. by cutting programs), we can solve the problem of rampant spending. Limited, constitutional government is the only solution to our spending problem.
A true Free Market economy is another pre-requisite for prudent government spending. Government needs to get out of selling us things; government needs to get out of the private sector and quite picking winners and losers. Solyndra, and the over $500 million in federally protected loans to the green manufacturer, is a prime example of what government should not be allowed to do.
Government should not be making loans to private business, it should not be bailing companies out and it should not be using taxpayer dollars to benefit one private competitor over another. Restoring a true Free Market where individuals, not government decide what enterprises succeed is the surest way to limit government spending. At the very least, it could have saved taxpayers $500 million.