For The Unthankful Among Us

Please Bow Your Heads...

I'd been reading, here and there, about this "Patriotic Millionaires" group who wrote a letter beseeching this administration to raise their taxes. Part of what the letter said, I will quote here:

“Our country has been good to us. It provided a foundation through which we could succeed. Now, we want to do our part to keep that foundation strong so that others can succeed as we have.”

Seemed a bit over the top to me in view of the fact that I see a certain amount of patriotism in making the federal government live within their means as most Americans are required to do. King George III systematically raped the colonies so that he could continue to live the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. We can all plainly see what eventually befell George.

A question about the group niggled in my brain. If these "patriotic" Americans felt that way, why don't they just stroke a check and help to reduce the enormous amount of debt that the Treasury is intent on ignoring? Now that is putting your money where your mouth is for sure. The IRS will gladly accept any "charitable" donations I can assure you of that. Stephen King, the noted author, questioned why as a rich, fat cat he is only having to pay a mere 28% on his windfall. If Stephen wants to pay more there is nothing stopping him from picking up his pen.

Then last night I watched an interview where the founder of this "patriotic" group and one of those more than generous millionaires were put on the spot. I'll be darned if she didn't ask the millionaire the question that was swirling in my brain. "If you feel that way," she asked, "Why don't you just write them that extra check?" His response was, "I would if I knew the government wouldn't waste my money." Now that made perfectly good sense to me. How patriotic could the guy be?

The day before that we witnessed Obama playing on this theme. He expounded a bit on the foundation issue explaining to us how the federal government lays the foundation for our continued prosperity which completely discounts the individuals responsibility in all of this. Gosh-a-golly, I've lived all these years not realizing what a bloated, power hungry federal bureaucracy was doing to waste our tax dollars to enhance our prosperity. All the while during that speech he used the word "invest," which in Democrat Party lingo has become synonymous with the word "spend." Sam horse, different color.

Look now folks, he tried to make us understand that without a big federal government we were going to be left hanging in the breeze and our deprivation was going to be the death knell of the nation. And here I was thinking it was going to be all this excessive spending and accumulation of unnecessary national debt. How mistaken I was Mr. President. Without you we are surely doomed!

He then cited China as the model to emulate which toasted my banana. He didn't mention once the fact that China also exploits its people. Next up was South Korea and how they were besting us in teaching math and science. The fact that South Korea spends half of what we do per student never entered his lexicon. He used Brazil as the energy efficiency model for us to follow, yet has told that nation that "we want to become your best customer." He cited their ability to build advanced infrastructures and that half their cars ran on bio-fuels. Lets hope so since we're about to become their best customer.

Then he went on to cry "poor." Knowing all of this, how can anyone have the audacity to say that we can't afford to do the same. How can the greatest nation on earth not be able to sustain the excessive spending we have witnessed in the past is my question and I have the answer. We can no longer afford to do so, whether he is President or not. What I would suggest is that he take a glance at China's, South Korea's and Brazil's national debt figure, combining them with those nation's unfunded liabilities and compare them to ours They can afford to live in LaLaLand, we can't afford to live there anymore.

It's so easy to understand that even a liberal can wrap their heads around it and surely do. The federal government is the owner of our prosperity, therefore is the master of it. So we all need to do now just accept the fact without a huge, overreaching, federal money grabbing stink hole, we'll all be lost in an abysss. Seems we have done that in the past and look where it has gotten us. Therefore we, as patriotic citizens, should feel obligated to pay whatever the federal government sees fit to pick from our pockets. That's the ticket to prosperity and the mark of true patriotism? I don't think so. That was King George's thinking but definitely not my cup of tea. That tea went in the harbor.

Our founding fathers weren't dumb peasants. They knew that the people were the creator of the state, not the other way around. That is the very reason they wrote the US Constitution and created a limited federal government. I suggest that we return to the basics and the original intent of the founding fathers. I prefer not to be a slave to the government. How about you?

How about we reduce the deficit by cutting out all this excessive spending, pass a balanced budget amendment to make sure they can't continue to spend more than they make and put actual "prosperity" and innovation back into the hands of the people where it belongs. And along the way, require teachers to actually teach students and not prepare then to take a test.

There is something to "why" they used the words, "We, the People..." Something to think about.

As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Very interesting hub. I think the Founding Fathers most certainly had wisdom for their time and didn't imagine a world of computers, airplanes and rocketships. There is probably no such thing as a corporation that does not receive some form of subsidy or support from the government. The internet boom was possible because of research and development dollars supplied by the government. In the final analysis, many jobs, even in the private sector are possible because of the government. Having said so , I am not a proponent of government, it's simply that I think people fail to realize the government's reach and influence on things never imagined.

While we have been in this horrible recession, corporations have amassed tremendous profits. How did they realize such profits in a down-turned economy? Government contracts!

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Fay - The government, to some extent, has been a tool for the furtherance of what we see today. I don't dispute that. But what I have a problem with is it seeing itself as the panacea for all to our problems, many of which they also helped to create.

Behind any innovation is a person. The people are the power in this union of 50 sovereign states, not some bloated monster that created itself.

You may want to read and follow the 10th Amendment series I'm writing. It all about history and the third class will convene after Spring Break. LOL

Thanks for your comments.

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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Your writing skills and insights are truly superior Frog. Patriotic millionaires, China as a role model,(heaven help us)etc. but it is awesome to see people like yourself who rise to the challenge and inform and speak for so many others. Up n Awe n useful. On a lighter note Frog i couldn't get my gas coupon...that's alright..wouldn't have noticed it on the gas gauge anyway.

Stu From VT 5 years ago


Great post. It really got me thinking a bit emotionally, which I normally don't do (I know I'm a bit of a talking head). But what you wrote really makes one think about what the Founders intended. Intelligent writers today refer to it as "ordered liberty." Basically, maximum individual freedom consistent with safeguards against anarchy and societal decay. How far we've deviated from that ideal.

The compromise between the founding republicans and federalists relegated the role of the federal government to a relative pipsqueak. It would be responsible for national defense, management of the money supply, and intelligent investment in major infrastructure (spending where resultant incremental tax revenue defrays the expense at a reasonable rate of return to the taxpayers).

Apart from national defense, coinage, and secession, the states were to be viewed as sovereign, almost like countries, bound to the union, with freedom of indivduals to enter and exit at will, but still near countries. The basic idea was that subject to the limits of powers denied by the Constitution, the difference between law and culture between the states could and in fact would be VAST. In practical substance, apart from secession, the states were to be almost like nations. The culture of the individuals in each state would determine who is elected to promulgate law, and each state would thus be empowered to deliver maximum happiness to the majority of those living there.

But now, both the states and people have been denuded of this self determination. We are relegated to a rotting union-wide uniformity based on federal dictatorship, the exact thing our founders DIED to prevent. We have a rich and powerful kingship in the federal government, whose cost is laid on the backs of the people, that denies the states the ability to serve the desired interests of the people.

The Founders, in their great wisdom, knew that excessive federal power would lead to the quasi-dictatorship we have now, and excessive individual power would lead to uncontrolled chaos. This is precisely why the all important Tenth Amendment limited federal powers to those enumerated, and only denied state powers to the extent specified. The states were intended to be the central locus of power in the union.

In addition to crassly illegal federal usurpation of states' rights for over 100 years by the federal government, the atrocious decision to switch the power of Senatorial election from the states to the people was a bait-and-switch that robbed states, especially smaller ones, of the very reason they agreed to join the union in the first place - adequate representation at the federal level. Isn't this the precise reason we fought the Revolutionary War? Did we send thousands of founding patriots to their death only to replicate that which we were shedding blood to extricate ourselves from? Yes.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Alastar - Sorry about the coupon and the cost of gas at the pump. Nothing I can do about either of them. When I write, I try to speak my mind. Thanks for the Kudos.

Stu - Obviously you have studied the same history I have at my disposal. Terrific comments, emotional or otherwise.

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alanlsg 5 years ago from The World

Great Blog FP even to an outsider from the UK I can see exactly what you mean and like you I have no time for Politicians.

Ask them a straight question and watch them twitch and obfuscate and never give a clear yes or no, it is an art they have mastered that one can admire and hate at the same time.



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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Alan - I try to write so anyone, anywhere can grasp the concepts. The art of "double speak" is never lost on a politician.

Have an awesome weekend in Scotland!

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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Froggy, your hitting the target and I doubt anything changes soon enough to stop the free fall of Americans who jumped with no shoots along with Barry, 50

Stu From VT 5 years ago

Hi Frog, TY kindly, Stu

Stu From VT 5 years ago


It just goes to prove the wisdom of the ole saw (that I just made up) that when you grab long coatttails, you better make sure they are going UP.


partisan patriot 5 years ago


I’m with you; if these so called Million/billion feel the obligation to give back then by all means give back. But like all true Socialists they want you to give back while they continue to engage in the old shell game; now you see MY MONEY, now you don’t.

They figure if they put forth the ultimate subterfuge their Socialist partners in this Regime will use their verbiage as political fodder to rev up the masses that the rich aren’t paying their fair share and even acknowledge the fact. Then while the Regime and the mob come after what amounts to small businesses and middle class America the really wealthy run for cover behind their various accounting schemes. End result Middle America gets soaked once again while the truly rich Elitist and so call poor (aka leeches) feast on the spoils of yet another media driven campaign to extort more money from those that make this country go!

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

For twenty five some odd years in business Monday morning was dedicated to the Monday morning staff meeting. This is where all the managers of all the departments came together to examine the economy of the business, and build a game plan on how to improve it by studying all the numbers. I'm doing a Hub on this, so I won't go into too much detail, but the first thing you do to "improve the economy of the business" is to find out where you're losing money and fix that. Then you game plan on how to increase the volume of business. Our economy is no different than any other business, and the same rules for increasing profit apply. The media and the polliticians are making this more complicated than it is, and it's just plain stupid. They get our heads swimming in numbers that we can't comprehend as in "trillions" then they do their freaking "voo doo." I'll shut up and write the Hub, but this is the short version I guess.

Good job Frog. Up, useful, and funny. (in a morbid sort of way)


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Instead of returning to a Constitutional government and fighting the fat pigs at the trough all the way - why don't we cast them off like we did King George, then start all over with the same original Constitution - minus all the Amendments after the first 10. We'll even let them all have the debt they created! I like it!

- Harlan

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"There is probably no such thing as a corporation that does not receive some form of subsidy or support from the government."

All the more reason for government power and reach to be cut way back! Government should neither tax not subsidize corporations. Corporate taxes are just added to the price so that the consumer (that's you and me!) end up paying their 'taxes'. It's a government/corporate scam.

Government earns no money. It all comes from taxes, so why are they taxing one person in order to give it to another person or corporation?

Government is far too large, far too powerful, far too costly, and way out of control. We the people need to rein them in, and quickly.

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T4HOTA 5 years ago

Good afternoon, FP. Great hub!

Looks like the Troll Patrol is lurking around today and voting down your hub in full force. The truth and insight must be overloading their circuits.

If the rich desire to give money to the government for the betterment of the U.S., then why don't they start a charity instead? That way they'd ensure that their money wouldn't be "wasted."

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Mary Contrary 5 years ago from Columbus, OH

I love your hub, Frog. I'm going to become a follower so I can read all you have to offer. I'm fairly new to this so I wasn't really sure how political we could be on here, but now I may start really sounding off and defending my Country from all the socialists who are on their way to destroying us. I live in Ohio and I don't know if you've seen how over-stressed the liberals and union leaders are getting with our new govenor, but it's fun to watch.

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

The government should not be allowed to tax beyond what is actually needed to run necessary services.They are already overtaxing because money government spends goes beyond services covered by the constitution.

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

You really a are a Prince. You make sense, perfect sense, but unfortunately the people in Washington don't give a frog's legs about common sense, our Founding Fathers or the Constitution. Far too many people who actually vote feel the same way. Up and awesome.

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rkhyclak 5 years ago from Ohio

Loved it. Up and awesome. I agree 100% (and then some) with what you have written. I also love the comments. I agree with TMWNP-they are over-complicating something relatively simple. STOP SPENDING.

I also agree with Will, big government needs reigned in and fast. It has no place in America. Our Founding Fathers NEVER intended for the government to have their fingers in every aspect of our lives. I'm reminded of a saying I used to hear when I was in trouble as a kid, "I brought you into this world, by golly I can take you out of it!" Mom was always just joking, but I think WE THE PEOPLE need to take that attitude towards the "bloated monster" (thank you for that phrase, it's a great mental picture) that has become our government.

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caltex 5 years ago

Another great hub! No bonus today? :) Thanks for the extra hub yesterday! Up and awesome, as usual.

BTW, with all the vote ups and the many useful, funny, awesome, and beautiful votes, I don't know what else would explain a score of 47.

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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

So frog where are ya?

"the dusty old fool 50"

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Harlan - Here, here. I'm with you.

Will - I reckon some people think the government produces something. Never has and never will except volumes of regulations and red tape.

T4HOTA - Let the trolls eat cake. I will continue to speak my mind whether the mindless children like it or not.

Mary - This is supposed to be a place to speak your mind and share your talents so have at it and welcome. I speak the truth and it bothers some people but I will keep on writing and reporting. Your Governor is a good man. Ohio needs a strong leader.

dahoglund - It's obvious that the more they tax, the more they think they can spend. We need a balanced budget amendment.

rkhyclak - When my Mother told me that I knew she wasn't kidding. LMAO

caltex - It's called the troll patrol. They think they matter.

50 Cal - Look out about 500 meters and if you see a dust cloud, that would be me.

The Frog

Ghost32 5 years ago

ROFLMAO! (Snicker!) Uh--getting it under control now, Jim. This is a great Hub, really. Gonna Vote Up and all that...

...including Funny. You might want to check this absolutely Jay Leno Headlines - worthy typo:

"Our founding fathers weren't dumb pheasants."

No. No, they weren't. No, indeed.

Of course, when it's your turn to catch me on one THAT good, I'll probably just leave in place deliberately....

Seriously, yeah, the China reference "toasted my banana" too.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Ghost - Are you sure it was a typ?

Stu From VT 5 years ago


"They are already overtaxing because money government spends goes beyond services covered by the constitution."

Exactly. Violation of enumerated powers added vast powers to the feds, who always overpay, because they have such high borrowing power, and the ability to print money. Sadly, much of this overspending has been financed via debt, not taxes. Reducing federal authority to enumerated powers, and capping the budget, will go a long way to get spending down. But for a time period, additional taxes will be unavoidable (to pay off the official $15 trillion of debt we've accumuluated). We'll probably need at least $30 trillion of additional taxes over three decades to pay off the principal and interest. We've dug quite a hole for ourselves.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Stu - You and I won't be here for the payoff but look on the bright side. Our heirs are going to be left holding the bag. How pathetic is that?

Stu From VT 5 years ago

Hi Frog,

I was happy about the House resolution to support the Ryan bill. I liked the RSC bill better, but the Ryan bill is a great start. My fear is that the Senate will water it down into KoolAid.

If something like the Ryan bill is passed into law, and we also get decent tax enahncements through a sales tax that replaces the FIT a bit later, maybe our heirs won't have it so bad. The key thing is that we have to act NOW.

I listened to a FOX interview of Ryan yesterday. His main point is that if we don't take major action now, the problem could become so big that no solution our "heirs" come up with could ever work. I think he's right. We're really at the edge.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Stu - It's my understanding that Harry & The Demwits have no intention of entertaining Ryan's bill at all. We'll see.

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Writer David 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

frog, I believe this millionaires group is as real as the doctors in white coats at the White House during the health care fight. This is just another Marxist maneuver by Obama. Symbolism means a lot to him. Trying to put forth a group of so-called millionaires wanting to pay their fair share is a crock. Democrats never get tired of this same old theme.

Let's face it; OBama doesn't give a damn about the national debt. If he did, he wouldn't have been spending like it was monopoly money. When the IMF cautions you about your spending, you know things are out of whack. That warning had little to no effect on Obama. I don't trust him, I don't like him, I don't believe him. He has to go in 2012. He absolutely HAS TO.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

David - Many of us keep current with the financial news that effects this nation. Other people are oblivious to it and more interested in Dancing With The Stars.

The IMF issued a warning, China issued a warning and on and on. Obama doesn't have a clue about what he is doing. They are too busy up on The Hill playing polticis with the most serious issue this nation has ever faced while Obama wants to either campaign, golf or go on vacations at the critical times.

People better start paying attention. That's all I can say. The apathy needs to come to a screeching halt. One day people may wake up and go, "WHAT HAPPENED?" It'll be too late then.

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tom hellert 5 years ago from home


Great job-So, there are folks out there who want to pay more money- go ahead letem pBut there is no need for them to stand up and say "oh, look at me paying more...or pay more- I would also chide them for steering where they want their money to go, that isn't fair if i cant choose neither can thEY....


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Awesome! What a mixed up POTUS we have! Be like China? I'm think Trump has made some good points, that the U.S. government is such a messed up business that we need an expert businessman to sort it all out.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Ms Dee - I have to give you a BIG AMEN on that one!

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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Hi Froggie - Don't you think that the majority, at least, of those who right now pay zero income taxes would feel so much more American and tuned in to what the members of this society should be doing if they paid SOME income tax - maybe only a dollar a year where now they pay nothing?

Gus :-)))

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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Gus- great comment and your right if EVERYONE hAD SKIN IN THE GAME.....


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

How much do you think it would cost to enforce everyone paying $1?

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Gus - The reality is that those same people who pay nothing are always at the head of the line wanting a government hand out.

TH - Liberals don't want to have any skin in the game. They just want the ball so that they can skin the rest of us.

Ms Dee - I just checked my government cost analysis handbook and the ratio is 3:1. For every dollar they collect, it will cost the actual American tax payers $3.00.

The Frog

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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Oh, wow! What a business failure the Fed is. No wonder it is sinking so fast in debt, eh.

Stu From VT 5 years ago


You don't REALLY think Trump is going to be POTUS?


Stu From VT 5 years ago


"For every dollar they collect, it will cost the actual American tax payers $3.00"

Wow, they really got it down. Did they get a consultant to help them? Oh no, wait a minute, that would make it go up. Never mind (thanks for the help Gilda).


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Ms Dee - That was a tongue in cheek statement but I think you get my drift.

Stu From VT 5 years ago

Tongue in cheek my derriere. I think you're estimating on the low side. The feds are like a guy who spends over 40 cents on a stamp to send two cents to someone.

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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Stu- froggy ,

i'll only chargem 2,00and save some money...


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LRCBlogger 5 years ago

Is the Frog rambling or is he on to something here? Let's examine:

Frog wants to pass a balanced budget amendment...

Stop 'excessive spending'...

I recall in the past we did this under Clinton while the GOP controlled congress. End results? A surplus...(a what???) A SURPLUS.

Our political opinions can certainly differ but it is common ground that most Americans agree on that will return this country to prosperity. I think almost all Conservatives and Liberals agree in passing a balanced budget amendment. Both sides agree that we need to cut excessive spending. It is working together as a people on these common areas that will benefit everyone regardless of their political ideas or alliances. Good hub frog.

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

LRC - I very rarely ramble. It's not my nature. I'm usually known to be direct and am sometimes called blunt. What I said was that we need a balanced budget amendment which we have needed for decades. That's an "amendment" and it didn't happen with Clinton or Bush. It also probably won't happen before 2012 when we toast Obama.

You see an amendment requires that the US Constitution be changed. Somehow I don't remember Clinton accomplishing that. I also believe that the effort will be initiated by Congress, the legislative branch, and not a President, the executive branch. Now who was rambling?

Everyone with any common sense knows we can't sustain the current spending levels we've witnessed the first two years of the Democratic spending spree when they went overboard with a pent up spending frenzy. Everyone that is except maybe Obama and his cronies. He didn't want any budget cuts and still doesn't, in case you have failed to notice.

He has no answers that make any sense. Did you know that every single tax payer in this nation would have to pay 60% of their income to the federal monster in order to balance his 2012 budget proposal? That would also include you. So think about it.

Your perpetuation of the Clinton myth is a bit amusing. I will leave you with this video clip about Clinton who you seem to admire. Notice that his lips are moving...

Stu From VT 5 years ago


I must disagree. Both liberals (most Democrats) and centrists (most Republicans) are terrified of a balanced budget, because it requires massive cuts in federal payroll, elimination of tons of earmarks and pork, and big tax increases. The impact on votes and special interest contributions would be enormous.

The only way to balance the budget, and in fact generate a surplus to pay off the official debt over time, is to elect enough real conservatives who are both (1) fiscal hawks, and (2) don't care about getting reelected. "Common ground" is not the solution. Actually, it's the problem - the only common ground we have is that almost everyone in Congress is too chicken to do what's needed. We need a laser focused, legally constructionist, fiscally no-nonsense TPM saturated Congress, and a TPM president. This problem will never be solved by looking for common ground, because too many in the population are scared of the medicine required, and will vote out those in Congress who support what really needs to be done. We need an iron-fisted fiscal program shoved down our throats, whether we like it or not, by real patriots in government who are willing to serve a single term, and be hated by the people for saving us from ourselves.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

There ya go, Frog! Why had more money to any group who has proven time and again that they cannot wisely manage it. It's like spitting in the ocean and hoping the tide will rise. The rich people of America are not going to save anyone even if they wanted to. All that will happen with them is that we will find their carcasses picked clean on our journey into socialism. All that will save America is prudent fiscal responsibility. That means saying "no" to a lot of things for a long time. The alternative being...we cease to exist. "No" sounds like a better alternative to me. We have too many people and too many things dependent on the government in this country. That is no longer an option. We have to pick and chose. We certainly have to take care of our elderly in the process and we have to be able to defend ourselves. Both of those items costs dollars but they are well-spent dollars. There is far too much the government now spends money on that is politically driven and worthless to the welfare of America. We must have leadership willing to address these items and dispense with them soon. WB

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Wayne - The IMF just warned us, China has warned us, the world has warned us and now S&P has moved us to a negative credit rating. I think you know where it goes from there. People better open their eyes and keep them WIDE OPEN. A tidal wave is about to hit us.

The idiots on The Hill keep fiddling, knowing what must be done but not having the balls to do it.

Pegasis 5 years ago

Guess we will have to march on DC and riot! Battle cry: "We can't afford it!"

NPR, PP, the idiotic railroad to FL, Obamacare, the MOMA, Cowboy Poetry (/#&*%^%$!!), welfare for illegal aliens, "WE CAN'T AFFORD IT!!"

Michelles vacations to Spain with her bestest friends and high dollar hotels, Pelosis' liquor and florist bills, $100.00 per pound Kobe beef at the WH, Obama's czars, Michelles "staff", billions to Brazil, to Mexico, wars in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, subsidies to Amtrak, "WE CAN'T AFFORD IT!!"

And on and on and on. WE CAN'T AFFORD IT!!

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Pegasis - But, but, but... Liberals just say TAX the wealthy. If every tax payer in this nation was taxed at 60% Oblabber's proposed budget still wouldn't balance, let alone pay down the deficit.

Pegasis 5 years ago

Of course, when the wealthy cannot pay their taxes the state will grab their property--and presto chango!--we are then a socialist state...

Hope and change. WE CAN'T AFFORD IT!!

Stu From VT 5 years ago


If every taxpayer in this nation was taxed at 60%, there would be no taxes. Nobody would invest or work. We'd all sit back waiting to be on the dole, except the money would be worthless. THERE WOULD BE NOTHING TO BUY.


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