Roy A. Minet, Libertarian for PA Auditor General
Opening Statement October 5th, 2016
LWV Auditor General Forum
Auditor General is the most important office that nobody has ever heard of.
The basic nature of government makes it critical for taxpayers have an independent watchdog responsible directly to them. As George Washington put it, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
Like fire, government always tries to grow larger. Federal, state and local governments have grown to the point where they are now confiscating 31% of all earnings! Pennsylvania’s budget just took another major leap upwards; and how about those onerous property taxes?
For decades, government has been run by a tag-team monopoly formed by the two old, declining parties. Although they may spout different party lines, they cooperate to grow the government and they conspire to keep their competition out of office. A federal court recently declared Pennsylvania election law unconstitutional.
Elective offices have become predominantly populated by career politicians with cushy benefits. Their focus is on staying in power. They shamelessly pander to various constituencies and “take care” of the cronies who contribute to their campaigns.
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