Does anybody actually take these people seriously anymore? Because if you ask me, our Grand Kabuki Theater performers are either dumber than a box of rocks, or lying, thieving, crooks. Either way, they're not fit to tie my shoes, let alone govern me (or anyone else for that matter).
Straight-up. Whatever your politics may be, the Democratic and Republican parties are both screwing you and your children over, and hard.
President Obama and his Democratic cronies in Congress, who racked up $4 trillion in federal debt in less than 2 years, are nothing but the bought and paid for agents of the big-business, big-bank, big-government corporatist complex. Same goes for the Republicans clan, who managed to amass $7 trillion in federal debt during President George W. Bush's 8 years in office alone.
Both parties stand for the welfare/warfare state, and against the American people. They'll spend your children's, grand-children's and great-grand-children's incomes for the pettiest of reasons and without batting an eye.
Growing tired of enabling the Democratic Party's spending addiction, the American people gave Republican's control of the People's House last November once again, and the message was loud and clear: "Stop spending and cut the budget!" But did anyone in Washington, DC, bother to listen?
You see, since the Republicans control the House, they also control the spending. Neither the president, nor the Senate, holds the power of the purse. In the budget debate, the House holds all the cards. Meaning the Republicans could stop the spending cold-turkey, that is, if they wanted to ...
But the last thing Republicans will do is jeopardize the lucrative welfare/warfare gravy-train, along with its arbitrary powers, that they've grown accustomed to, become addicted to, and most certainly feel entitled to.
Everything You Need To Know About The "Cut, Cap, and Balance" Act
The House's Cut, Cap and Balance bill expands the debt limit, suggests cuts without actually committing to them, and increases our already bloated military accounts while seeking to get the money from the social welfare accounts (already and always empty). Specifically, the House Bill plans to happily pay for a growing military budget ad infinitum, predicting and praying that the already lopsided and obscene "Pentagon appropriations ...[will continue to] grow..." The establishment Republican from the 6th District of Virginia (Goodlatte) is proud of his "conservatism," as are so many of the Republicrats. The bill should be entitled "Lie, Lay Low, and Rock the Status Quo." Or maybe "Con, Crap and Bull." What's so hard to understand about the message Americans (especially the younger generations) have for Washington DC — which is stop borrowing, stop spending, and just go away? -- Karen Kwiatkowski, 'Balancing' the Budget?
It is hilarious to observe the most recent preening and fluffing behavior of the national bird in Washington. No, it’s not the bald eagle, or the alleged choice of Ben Franklin, the survival-oriented wild turkey.
The national bird of the federal government, wholly dependent upon a system that feeds it, conveyor-belt style, all the precious fruit of the shrinking American working class it can eat, is the chicken.
And not just any chicken, mind you. The federal government, the elected class in particular, is like the chicken grown in the poultry houses all over the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. These guys and gals look all grown up, but are amazingly immature, inexperienced and ill-informed about the real world. They spend their entire lives closely shielded from the outside world, exposed to little more than others like themselves, with a water drip they take for granted, and a never-empty all-you-can-eat free lunch dispenser. These helpless yet blissfully unaware chickens are a testament to the predictable tendencies of applied central planning, and they are the perfect icon for the government of the United States of America today.
Chicken. I love it! Too afraid to live in the real world, Establishment politicians stroke their fragile little egos stealing other people's money, controlling other people's lives, and bombing, maiming and killing other people en masse.
The latest spectacle of the chickens who run our country comes from the so-called conservatives in the House – who are currently pushing for a Constitutional Amendment to "balance the federal budget," as part of a "Cut, Cap and Balance" package that doesn’t cut, raises the borrowing cap, and continues the ongoing and unsustainable imbalance in government spending. Little of what these Congressmen are doing today, or have been doing for the past twenty years has been even remotely constitutional, so it isn’t clear why amending the Constitution is ever necessary.
Yeah, right. A "balanced budget amendment." Just more of the same old con game we've come to expect (and unfortunately accept) from the Washington regime.
It seems like they take us all for fools, but as usual it is the genuflecting Congress and the emperor who are fooling themselves. While the United States as a functional value has been calmly downgraded (again!) to a C-minus and Americans rapidly seek alternative home bases, passports, ways of making a living off payroll and out of sight, conservatives recall the "glory days" of 1994 and 1995, and as the strutting feather-headed duo of Eric Cantor and Bob Goodlatte proclaim, it might have been so different, if only.
The crux of the Cantor-Goodlatte position is that, in March 1995, if only the Congress had sent a federal balanced budget amendment to the states for ratification, all of their congressional overspending, their lack of personal and institutional principle, their paucity of restraint, their blatant inability to comprehend basic economics, their obsession for power over the less worthy, their obscene vote selling and incessant influence whoring – all of these sins would have been washed away, instantly and permanently.
The whole debate is moot, because it has been demonstrated from the beginning that Congress has never met a law that it couldn’t ignore, modify, or break, starting with the original Constitution.
Like the Constitution has ever stopped them from doing whatever they damn well please before. As Joseph Sobran famously said: "The Constitution poses no threat to our current form of government."
It is also moot because these congressmen assume that ¾ of the several states would approve such a balanced budget amendment, then, now, or in the future. The states well understand their fundamental relationship to the federal government, that unwritten law of federalism. States exist to bring home the goodies, ideally paid for by other states or by a collective accumulation of shared debt owed by future voters and future taxpayers, again mostly residing in other states.
The states would overwhelmingly reject this amendment, even if it had teeth and claws, which it does not. This proposal is the rohypnol in the Constitutional martini, following the tradition of federal government boorishness of the 16th Amendment and the 1973 War Powers Act. Cap, Cut and Balance should be nicknamed the Roofie Amendment.
There are many ways to critique and chuckle at the proposals by Cantor and Goodlatte to somehow rein in federal spending by making a law, but there is one staring God-awful gap in the proposed amendment. No version of the law, past of present, deals with or even mentions the existence and processes of bank of the federal government, the Federal Reserve. For the liars in Washington, D.C., both on the left and right, this failure to address the Federal Reserve is a very good thing. Running out of money? We’ll "do you a favor" and print more!
Heaven forbid they address the real issues - lust for power, destructive legislation, implicit bailouts, money counterfeiting, etc. Why, how could the politicians pose as saviors if the people knew they were the imbeciles and crooks at fault in the first place?
In 1994, the Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was the bank’s Bifrons. Feared and powerful, moving corpses here and there, scaring all the chickens. It is unthinkable that a balanced budget amendment in 1994 would have addressed the Fed. Only Ron Paul, writing of gold and liberty and transparency, boldly spoke of the Bifrons, then and now. Today, a less impressive Bifrons exists, and Dr. Paul chairs the financial services subcommittee. He routinely takes on the corpse carrier – but still, Cantor and Goodlatte and the rest of the chicken-hearted, bird-brained "conservatives" in Congress cannot bring themselves to address the Fed in the language of the Cut, Cap and Balance Amendment.
Our feathered friends in Congress do enjoy their water drip and their never-ending free lunch. There is a solution, and it starts by not listening to dim-witted chickens trying to buy you one more drink before the bar closes. End the Fed and its interest rate fixing, repeal the 16th Amendment, repeal the 17th Amendment, bring the troops home, end the empire. Start with just these things, and watch the country’s economy and its attitude soar, the young delighted that they actually have a hopeful and peaceful future, the old embraced and cared for, the middle generations employed and empowered.
If "We the People" truly want to improve the situation we face, we must stop listening to politicians, bureaucrats, and their sycophantic media and academia groupies. They deserve ridicule for what they've done, not respect. They deserve to get embarrassingly run out of office, not another chance. They deserve to get thrown in jail.
Do not consent. Take away their power. Most importantly, laugh at their sheer incompetence, lunacy and complete lack of common sense.
Who raised the debt ceiling?
For More Information on the Debt Ceiling and the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" Act:
- LOL, Borrowing Our Way to Better Credit
- [Cut, Cap, and Balance] purports to eventually balance the budget without cutting military spending, Social Security, or Medicare. This is impossible.
- Lower the Debt Ceiling
- Don’t Be Fooled by Political Posturing
- 3 Reasons Why the Debt-Ceiling Debate Is Full of Malarkey
- Cut, Cap, and Unbalance
- Kabuki theatrics
- Fear-Mongering and Servitude