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Monday, February 14, 2011

So tell me what you want, what you really really want

Depending on which report you read and how that is slanted, the president’s budget proposal comes across as a good idea, bad idea or more of the same.

My take? More of the same.

If the truth hurts, you're living wrong.

Doesn’t matter whose story you read, even the liberal apologetics at CNN will say it. “But even as it trims deficits, the president's budget would add $7.2 trillion to the debt held by the public between 2012 and 2021.”
Keep reading. More pain on the way for those in denial.
In other words, the “cuts” the president proposes are nothing more than a token effort. Yassee, he has no interest at all in balancing the budget, returning the US to solid fiscal standing and being responsible with YOUR money. He’s only interested in maintaining power.
The president's REAL plan - to become all-powerful

Reminds me of Hosnea Mubarak in Egypt, except he did resign. But Hosnea also had massive numbers of people willing to die to get him out of office.

I wonder how much worse it will have to get in the United States until we have citizens in Washington willing to die to get a government which is accountable?
The US Government has ruled advocating and agitating for the violent overthrow of the government is illegal. Not sure if actually succeeding in overthrowing the US government by force is illegal. Oh wait. Yes it is illegal - see the War of Northern Aggression. It is illegal unless it is the US Government doing it to some foreign government in which case it becomes a matter of national security and democracy
But this begs the question: What is meant by accountable?

What does it mean to you?

A recent poll was taken of American people. Almost all want the budget restored to fiscal accountability. Almost all favored cuts.

The area the vast majority supported cutting? Foreign aid.

We can eliminate ALL foreign aid and not make a dent in the budget. A slight scrape is all that would amount to. It’d be putting a Band-Aid on a severed artery. Got the idea?
I just happen to like this photo.

As the poll progressed, the results proved what I have known all along. The vast majority of those responding to the poll said “cut anywhere but on the things that matter to me.”

Defining “accountable” in those terms means the budget will never be balanced unless taxes are raised to the point where more than half our incomes go to fund government services. And yet, those people clamoring for a more “accountable” government reject this idea vehemently. Yet, they are not willing to make the sacrifices and take the pain needed to get to what their stated goals are.
Ok, maybe not your heart. But we are asking you to hurt for a while.
Such NIMBY and CAVE thinking is the exact reason we’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the nation both in terms of real dollars and percentages.

 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8

1 comment:

  1. Could be wrong here(but I'm not), but I seem to recall a rather pointed doc some crazy revolutionarys wrote, jeez, a long time ago, that said something about the people's right to change their government. Chriminy, what was the name of that missive...oh, yes, I remember now, the friggin DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE...Sorry, I git emotional.


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