Thursday, May 7, 2020

My Two Cents on the Covid 19 Disaster and Bureaucracy

Our economy is in shambles, on a national basis, we have 22 million plus unemployed, small businesses failing, the travel industry most likely will take years to rebuild. I spent my working life in the Travel Industry a segment that has been severely impacted by the Covid 19 mess. Many question as to whether or not airlines and cruise companies will ever be revived. Here in Wisconsin, we have a Governor who doesn't seem to have a clue as to what is happening outside the capitol. And, you ask yourself why?

BUREAUCRACY is why! THERE IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY! Let's delve into the national problem. The NIH 2020 budget is $41.5 Billion, they employ nearly 21,000 people. They, along with the CDC who have a $6.6 Billion budget and 15,000 employees stand around in a circle and point fingers at each other, scare the hell out of the public while providing inconsistent and, in many instances misleading information.
And all along the way through the Covid 19 mess they appear to have been wrong. For example, the now famous Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the NIH, did not understand the risks of the virus as late as January 26.
During a radio interview with host John Catsimatidis, he said that the American public shouldn’t worry about the coronavirus outbreak in China. “It’s a very, very low risk to the United States,” Fauci said. He continued: But it’s something that we as public health officials need to take very seriously.  It isn’t something that the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about, because we have ways of preparing and screening of people coming in [from China]. And we have ways of responding—like we did with this one case in Seattle, Washington, who had traveled to China and brought back the infection.
His point is clear: we EXPERTS need to worry, not the public! But it is the public that must bear the cost of this disruption, and the public should be enlisted in something other than a passive capacity to help stop the virus.
It was President Trump, much criticized for it at the time, who closed our borders to China on February 2. Fauci and many other public health officials have since praised that decision, but many experts opposed it.
Shouldn't we taxpayers get more for our $48.1 billion dollars spent with the NIH and CDC and their collective 36,000 employees? Bureaucrats are at all levels of the government, local, State and Federal, and none are held accountable. These bureaucrats control billions of taxpayer dollars and have discretion as to how they spend that money. Just fact check the $3.8 M Fauci gave to the Chinese Wuhan lab.
That must change. All of us look to our elected officials to take on the bureaucrats and to hold them accountable. That isn't happening. It seems each year government (bureaucrats) grow in numbers and the more there are, the less accountability is in place.
It is time that each and every one of us, take the time to hold bureaucrats responsible for their actions. You can no longer sit on the bench!

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