Misguided Missiles

Okay Just Hand Over Your Wallet And They'll Be Happy

There is a reason the Democratic Party is called “the tax and spend” party and we’re seeing it in action. What do you get when you have Big Government? What do you get when Big Government wants to be everything to everybody? We’re seeing it up close and personal - an astronomical DEBT. It’s a house of cards though that eventually will come tumbling down taking everybody and everything with it. Hell of a way to build an empire huh, not to mention trying to run one built on Voodoo economics.

You see these big time central planners have a plan. They don’t see all this debt as a sign of failure but as a sign of progress. Progress as in progressivism. Their argument actually runs in a bit of a circle. They want to spend more so they demand that we pay more taxes so they can waste more money on pipe dreams.

Aren’t these the same sad sack DC seat warmers who just in this fiscal year managing to spend $1.7 trillion than is being collected in the coffers? Or am I seeing things again? So it becomes the citizens of this nation’s problem since we aren't paying enough. See the circle?

Crybaby? As Our President?

So Baby Obama storms out of the room in a pout uttering profanities under his breath. When was the last time Moochelle changed the boy’s diaper? The Do Nothing Party doesn’t want to do anything, much less discuss, about exercising fiscal restraint without digging deeper into the tax payer’s pocket. Another segment of the circle falls in place as they keep crowing about how urgent it is to increase out taxes because look over there at that huge national debt. Has someone told these dolts that they are the problem, not the solution.

So lets keep spinning. If they don’t let the debt be increased then doom and gloom will surely happen. Spending will have to be slashed by 44%. What a marvelous idea. Thousands of less than useful federal employees will have to hit the bricks causing the unemployment figure to skyrocket. There is a cause and effect here really.

Looking at it like a Big Government guru, the size of the federal government bureaucracy, which has grown by a mere 17% under the current administration is the very reason the size of the monster can’t be slain. So we have a government living beyond its means who has recklessly spent our tax dollars who contends that it is reckless and irresponsible to allow it to continue down the path of economic destruction. There has to be some rationale there but I fail to see it.

We're Supposed To Be The Suckers...

So here we are at the conclusion of the circle. It’s quite mad really. The national debt is being used as a manipulative tool in arguing that spending doesn’t need to be cut, that excessive regulation and job killing tax policies don’t need the ax and that fiscal restraint is just so passé.

Instead they want to yield the ax to the job creator’s wallets and keep on spending like a Hellbound Train and call it “investing.” Their solution is to create a United States of Debt. Damned the torpedoes, full speed ahead! The problem is that the citizens of this nation are what floats the boat.

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Comments 22 comments

Stu From VT 5 years ago

Hi Frog,

The root of the problem is that all of federal government has forgotten its proper role assigned to it by the Founders in the Constitution. Although admittedly the republicans (Jefferson & Co.) and the federalists (Hamilton and his followers) had divergent opinions, the republican viewpoint is more strongly represented in the compromise that led to our final Constitution. The Founders anticipated that the federal government wouldn't be a ruler per se, but instead a provider of a limited (enumerated) set of services the states and the people cannot provide for themselves, such as national defense, treaties, and coinage.

Up until the the beginning of the industrial revolution, this prescription was largely adhered to. But Tenth Aemndment breaking by the feds has resulted not only in bloated federal government, mass usurpation of state and individual powers, and astronomical debt, but also a culture of monarchy in government. The Obama Administration is the apex of that creeping socialism that begun just before the turn of the century.

While Obama will never speak openly of law breaking (he does it all by stealth), you can really get an idea of the mindset in DC by listening to some of his minions. For example, Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory chief, has openly stated that he believes law should not be determined by framer (Congressional) intent, but instead should be interpreted according to presidential motive. Huh? Did Sunstein just declare horizontal separation of powers dead? In practice, it's been largely dead for some time. But I've never before heard anyone in a position of great power directly state that this death is appropriate. Sunstein of course has a right to believe what he wishes the Constitution requires, but he has no right to offer policy advice based on intentional misinterpretation of the Constitution. Sunstein's position essentially relegates the role of Congress to that of a "directional advisor," not a law making body. And when you consider all the signing statements, unconstitutional EO's, and unconstitutional regulations coming out of Obama's Administration, it appears Sunstein is getting his wish. In all truth, I have great difficulty thinking of any major federal regulatory director currently in office that has any respect for constitutional limits on federal power. And as federal power grows, so does the need to fund it. Until and unless enumerated powers is once again respected by the federal government, our fiscal problems will continue to grow.

Stu


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

Your hub is right on target. What really angers me is the way the dems use fear and blackmail to get what they want. If the "Evil" repblicans refuse to raise the tax ceiling the elderly wont get their Social Security, Veternans will not get payed and america's school kids will lose their school lunch programs.

They always want to cut the programs that help people first!


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Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

Yes and Amen!


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Hi Ruff,

You're correct, and the Congress of course knows it. Obama's strategy is to scare voters, so they write their Congressmen and demand a debt ceiling increase. Essentially, Obama is trying to extort Congrss into letting him borrow more by threatening Congressmen with reelection failure.

Stu


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

Sorry...have not been around much, Frogman. Computer crashes and travel have dominated my agenda. Hopefully I'll have a new box next week and get back up to speed. you comments here paint a quite vivid picture of the big government folks. It's like having a country club where only ten members pay dues but the other 100 want to get on the golf course everyday and use it free of charge. I think Stu is correct on Obama's strategy. He is acting as if he is dealing from a majority opinion position when in effect his is the minority opinion...no pun intended. No one gains anything dealing from a position of weakness. He is also giving a very good public demonstration as to his inability as a leader and consensus gainer. His only experience in that area comes from extorting various entities around Chicago with threats of minority uprisings...another Jesse Jackson in the making. The only ones who cave to the sort of pressure Obama is attempting to use had no balls in the first place. When you resort to scaring my 83 yr old mother as to whether or not her check comes this month, you just went too far, especially when you are living off the fat side of our bloated government. How far do you have to go before the majority of Americans realize they are being lied to openly? WB


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Up, and useful Frog. I'm going to keep my mouth shut for a change. My problem lies deeper than a party I'm afraid. I'm furious with both parties.

jim


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

jim - There's plenty of blame to go aropund for sure.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Frog,

You know barrys off the reservation when fellow keynsians are sheepish about raising taxes-

you have 200B+ coming in and 300b+ going out...simple math we have to cut spending that should start up confidence in govt- then that should stimulate things naturally? what the hell is Barry doing?

?????????????????????

TH


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Yeeech, hoping MOo practices excellent hand sanitizing between diaper change and snacking on burgers and diet cokes! That looks like quite a load of sh....ure is nice to have you UP and ribbiting, Mr Froggie!!

Voted UP and UA, mar.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Here, here!

I think Obammy in the diaper is the most accurate picture yet! LOL


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wow, this was a FUN Read. Froggy..I'm getting Love Man and we are Cleaning House, going to give them Everything! Washington will name a Statue in our Honor, it will be called the American Dream...gone Oh so WRONG!


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Jed Fisher 5 years ago from Oklahoma

"Shakedown" is absoloutly right! It's the same thing as TARP...

Nobody comes right out and tells us, the whole 'Debt Cieling' thing is, the international Banksters, those clowns in Europe and NYC, will soon need another bailout, bigger than the last one, from our Gub'ment. Not raising the debt ceiling won't do a thing to hurt registered voters, that's how Democracy works.

Time to let the international Banksters crash and burn.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Great comments and article. Perhaps the Democrats use the "ready, fire & aim" process... Flag up and awesome!


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Dallas,

No they dont shoot ever except their mouths off

TH


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I don't know what to say to this so I'll say nothing.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

We have a Leader (?), Frog, who keeps spending faster and faster.

Wouldn't you agree it is time to put him out to pasture!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

drbj - Leader? Not the way I see it exactly. What we have is a former Community Organizer, turned State Senator who voted "Present" 90% of the time. turned US Senator who never authored a major bill in the 2 years he did that before becoming a campaigner again to The Pretender-In-Chief who is unqualified and inexperienced to be sitting where he is sitting. Though his teleprompter gives a good speech.

The Frog


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Frog,

Is his teleprompter a natural born US citizen? Maybe it could make a run.

Stu


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Great Hub, and voted that way!


Ghost32 5 years ago

It's pretty simple when seen from an "addiction" viewpoint.

My wife is trying very hard to quit smoking. So far, every time she gets down to what she'd planned to be her last cig or two, she freaks, goes into rage, breaks, and we go get her another pack.

There are differences between Pam's struggle and the Tax and Spend Demcrats, of course. Pam knows she needs to quit and is fighting a forty year habit. The Dems DON'T know they need to quit are still completely in love/lust with a habit that goes back WAY beyond a mere forty years.

They see their addiction as a GOOD thing.

Which wouldn't matter, except all that SSS (Secondhand Spending Smoke) is taking the rest of us down with them....


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trimar7 5 years ago from New York

I'm with Manwithnopants - I hope that means he wears shorts - I am not happy with either party. The problem is that men and women become professional politicians and have forgotten the premise behind the purpose for us becoming a "free" nation. What's free about it anymore? The elderly are frisked at airports to the point of tears as are young children. Gas prices are outrageous. Taxes are out of control. You are right that they always use scare tactics of holding SS back from the elderly. Come on Obama - I don't care if you are a Democrat, a Republican or any other party. Stand up and be a leader. Forget what party you are with. Cut the fat from the government and be damned if it means you get re-elected. Let that be known. Your job is to get this country on its feet again. There is so much waste in areas that won't hurt the meek and the mild. Get with it!


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

trimar,

(laughing) Yeah, I mentioned in a lot of my hubs and I think my profile, that the No Pants thing is a gimmick, and my mom drummed it in my head to always wear fresh clean underwear, so you have my word, no perversion,just a little bit of disfunctionalism. I use the Hub as a place to share my political ideas, and advertise my little political non profit that has it's eyes set on cleaning up Dodge, (Washington) You are so right up the alley I'm headed, I'm going to do a follow, and write you!

jim

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