JBee

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You obviously live on the clouds with rainbows and unicorns, and drive giraffes to the local government hemp house because their bonnets are so high... so nothing has to be tangible there! If only you had a CT I would join you there! Lol. ? :cool:

We all believe in something, I just try to choose to believe in things that are an approxiamtion of reality, not a pipedream. You know what delayed GFC2.0 right? You know that negative interest rates are going to be the new normal, many Euro states have them already and I already get charged for savings dearly, and EM even complained about it, because numbers and math doesn't care if they have a minus in front. Unlike most people.

But sure, it's easier to trust someone else to fix it and run it. Accordingly, don't be surprised that you don't have much coin, because coin for sure doesn't care about us.

“All the perplexities, confusion, and distress in Americans arise, not from defects in their Constitution...not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.”

John Adams, 2nd President

 
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A common sense observation would be that generally .015% of anything can be saved. There ARE dollars to be saved you just don't want to concede the point. You dismiss with the same caviler attitude that you claim I have. A system as large and as complex as our....f-that...you know what. Read this and come back and tell me government is fantastic at money. /post
The context you're missing here is that it was easy to save money in organizations during the information technology revolutions of the 1980s and 1990s.

All you had to do was cut a department's budget and sit back while the department's manager made the hard decisions about which secretaries and file clerks to fire and replace with PCs.

Executives made whole careers from this one simple move, and the rhetoric that surrounded it has become an article of faith for many people.

However, this one simple move only works once. Once you've cut those jobs, the next round of cuts come out of whatever it is your organization does. If it's a business, this means your business becomes less competitive -- and the problem "solves itself". If it's a government agency, then The People aren't served.

After information technology was deployed to most organizations, you need to be a lot smarter about how to cut costs. Just cutting the budget and letting everyone else figure it out isn't enough: if you blindly cut budgets, you'll often end up with greater expenses in the future by cutting corners and incurring deferred maintenance. Deeper analysis is required.

If you want to argue for budget cuts, that's great! Let's save money! But, you're going to have to go much deeper into the issues. Why don't you share some details?!

Welcome to the 21st century.
 
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