Government accountability and stewardship

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"And for you, 'Lazy Man' Walz - you and your band of tricksters. NOT ONE MORE DIME IN TAXES UNTIL YOU FIX THE WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE! Dayton was bad, you are worse. If you want to waste money, waste yours. But leave ours the hell alone!"

Those of us who work or have worked in the private sector, know of knew of one immutable fact. Your success or failure depended upon being accountable. The more accountable you were to your management or the shareholders, the better your fortunes. However, when your accountability dwindled, and you ceased being a good steward of the companies finances, your days were quickly numbered.
For example, if I had misplaced large sums of company cash which was never found, I would not have been put on "paid administrative leave". I would have been canned and then maybe prosecuted. If I had done something like Lois Lerner did while at the IRS, I would have been run out of that company on a rail. Not Lois - she was put out to pasture with full pay until she could receive a full retirement. Compliments of the United States taxpayer.
What is it about government where you can get away with just about any infraction? Where you can treat the people's money like play money? Where stewardship is only a word in the dictionary? We allow all kinds of flawed people to work in our government. They are suppose to be working for us. But to them, they see the world much differently. All money we have really belongs to them. To the state. It is theirs to squander, theirs to waste. No accountability is required. And when accountability is requested, it is met with silence or obstruction.
Today, "Lazy Man" Walz is coming to my town to pitch his fool's errand of raising our gas tax. HE KNOWS there has been more than enough money collected to maintain our roads and bridges. So where is it then? "I dunno..." is the answer often received. Rather than demanding accountability for EVERY CENT OF TAXPAYER MONEY COLLECTED, "Lazy Man" Walz just finds it easier to ask for more. Twenty cents a gallon more. Which is nothing short of outrageous.
Here is a novel idea - let's start treating the folks in the public sector the same way we treat folks in the private sector. No more two tiered justice system. For negligence in handling taxpayer money - instant termination. For anything more sinister than negligence, prosecution with jail time. I mean, the citizens, the patriots, have HAD IT!
And for you, "Lazy Man" Walz - you and your band of tricksters. NOT ONE MORE DIME IN TAXES UNTIL YOU FIX THE WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE! Dayton was bad, you are worse. If you want to waste money, waste yours. But leave ours the hell alone!