The Same Sad Rhetoric

The Shakedown

You've Got To Be Kidding Me

Hard deadlines set by Obama be damned. This is the same Democratic Party that held the reins from 2007 until January 2011. The same party that hasn’t passed a budget lately. What a bunch of gutless wonders sitting up their pontificating who can’t do their job according to the US Constitution. Then Obama wants to lecture people about leadership. He spent a total of about three hours this week on the debt crisis where he was going to take the reins. I think the reins took charge of him as usual. Some one stick a bit in that pony's mouth. He spent more time on the golf course this past weekend than he did trying to be a leader who he's not.

This is from an Independent, not a Democrat or a Republican. I'll never let some party platform or doctrine guide my thinking or make my decisions for me. Neither of them, at this point, have the answer. Why? I’ll tell you exactly why. These are the very same career, professional pick pockets who got this country turned upside down. The answer isn’t to spend more of the people’s money who actually pay taxes in this nation. It isn’t to raise taxes even more so that they can continue to spend more. If you don’t believe that, take a hard look at yourself before you accuse me.

Obama, if you watch him closely, is a demagogue. He has doubled the national debt in just short of three years with nonsense spending that this country doesn’t need now. It’s to support his “agenda.” What about the agenda of “We, the People…?” Some readers need to bother, for maybe once in their skinny little life, to read the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and any other history, actual history, they can get their hands on. The 4th of July is coming so make yourself useful.

Not once in his speech did he offer any proposals to reduce spending. It was all about taxing people and pointing fingers by creating Boogie Men. The latest is the Corporate Jet Boogie Man. Taxing people isn’t what has led us to the brink of bankruptcy. Obama, and his cronies, have spent more in two short years than it took any administration ever to accumulate and he wants to accumulate more? He made history. What a historic occasion. All you rationalizers out there give me some rationalization that contains reason, logic and fiscal common sense..

If this is the way, to set a “hard deadline to pass tax increases” by August 2nd, he can go piss up a rope. That’s his answer and has been from the beginning. He didn’t want to cut spending one skinny penny since the onset of what we are witnessing. Then he gets backed in the corner. So who does he send as his sacrificial lamb to try to ram his agenda down everyone’s throat? None other than Joe Biden. That was destined to fail from the onset.

His “entering the fray” to display his leadership ability has been an absolute joke this week. He came out with the same attitude that he had when he sent Biden into the fray. We need to increase taxes in order to begin to pay off a $14.3 trillion dollar deficit. It doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to know that there isn’t enough money available in this country of ours to make a dent in it as long as spending levels keep increasing as he has proposed. He calls it “investment“ while the rest of us see it as excessive spending which we can‘t afford ot do anymore. He totally lacks any leadership ability other than to run his mouth with the same tired rhetoric we have become accustomed to. It wasn’t the answer then and won’t be the answer now.

Then he has Geithner sounding the alarm that we will default. That’s a total and utter lie. This is the same guy, who when he was Under Secretary of the Treasury under Clinton,. came up with the idea that every American should own a house. We see what has happened with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the housing bubble that took 10 years to come to fruition over an idiot trying to think. This nation has more than enough revenue coming in every month to pay the interest on the debt these same idiots helped accumulate. I call an idiot an idiot so you’ll have to excuse me.

Lets talk facts instead of talking nonsense like Mediscare is involving. The federal government collects enough revenue where 55% of the interest and principal could be paid. The social security benefits, Medicare and the military budget can be met and the country survive. So what gets cut? The entitlement, true entitlement, goodies that these political goons have fostered for longer than I can remember. Read the US Constitution and see what it says the primary role of the “limited” federal government is and is“supposed” to be. Not the mockery of a federal, bloated bureaucracy we are seeing. Obama wants it to grow some more after increasing its size 17% in two short years. How productive are those jobs he created? Ask yourself that and then think seriously about where he wants to take our great nation.

The interest on the debt at present is $18 billion a month. There is plenty of revenue available to pay that interest. This involves pain across the board so brace yourselves. The political idiots on Captiol Hill don’t like pain when it is their skin in the game. Their skin being able to warm those same cushions in their chamber election after election. So lets just play pretend and put the entire burden on the tax paying citizen’s shoulders one more time? If you find that acceptable then I think that you need to go see a shrink.

All this “but what about my favorite project or special interest group” is disgusting. It should be unacceptable to any American of either political party. Obama told the nation that the times of “big money” setting the agenda were going to be over under his administration. Have you seen that? Not one bit. It’s the same old song coming out of a different set of lips.

All I have seen is Obama surrounding himself with the same old bureaucrats that helped create this mess in the first place. Geithner being a primary stooge. He’s a career bureaucrat, not an economist. A White House full of Czars who are basically crazier than a bunch of coots if you bother to look. How about axing all those elites and putting their staffs on unemployment where they belong? Get in line behind all the hard working Americans who have lost their jobs because of excessive regulations and an oversized government so full of itself that it’s pathetic.

What we’re seeing is the waging of class warfare by someone who claimed he was going to be “The Great Uniter.“ What you’re seeing is a culture of corruption and graft that has been inbred for decades where they think this is not about “We, the People…” anymore and has become about “They Themselves.,,” So that’s acceptable because you’re a Democrat or Republican? Where is your head?

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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

Great summation Frog. You are right on the money again. Let's get these freeloaders off our payroll and get some honest folks that want the country and its people to prosper not them. The GOP wants to do it on the backs of the middleclass and Dems just want to print more money, They must Stop. Peter


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American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

Great one Frog. To bad people will not listen and only say you are bashing the O-Man. Time O-man takes responsibility for what he has done


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

American View - It matters not whether the name begins with an O, B, or C. Obama is sitting in that office now. My intent is never to bash anyone but point out the reality of what we are seeing.

Thanks for stopping by. Good to see you.

The Frog


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Good one Frog, Even in sports, performance is what counts. All the promises and pep rallies mean nothing unless you play the game to win. So far, this administration has not put any points on the scoreboard.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Clearly we are feeling the same way this morning. I am so sick of the whole charade, because that's what it is. Obama made a fool of himself at the press conference. He stumbled so badly that maybe even Michelle is tempted to punch his lights out. "I've been here", he had the nerve to say. Been where? On the campaign trail and the golf course, that's where. I agree. Clean the slate and let's start over with people who actually know how to accomplish something instead of idiots who are certain that they are economists and generals. Up and awesome.


partisan patriot 5 years ago

Froggy

It’s time for Atlas to Shrug and let the chips fall where they may. I personally don’t believe if we fail to raise the debt ceiling anything bad will come of it but of course Hussein Obama and little Timmy Tax Cheat will cry we’ll have to stop Social Security Payments; Starve the Military and Shoot old People. Funny how whenever the Socialists don’t get what they want it’s always the NECESSARY PROGRAMS THAT ARE PUT ON THE PROVERBIAL CHOPPING BLOCK.

Well as one of the Tax Paying Atlases out there I say together let’s all shrug and see what happens!

By the way thanks for all the support over on my Brown Shirt Blog with that Liberal Loon randslam!


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

The Democrats have been running the country since FDR with one or two time outs. Reagan was a short period of non Democrat control. The people are conditioned to the FDR philosophy and don't know any other.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

We need Oath of Office accountability. Anyone who violates their oath of office should be kicked out of office - immediately, not next election. This needs to apply to judges, attorneys, officers of the law, ABC agencies and military too.

We already have laws that state: any law that is unconstitutional is null and void from its inception, yet, they are enforced and people follow them, and judges enforce them. It's completely stupid.

I also suggest and support some kind of Constitutional Competency test for someone to be qualified to even run for office or oath taking position. How can you follow your oath if you have no idea what it means? I guarantee you, Obama has no clue.

You have to be qualified to hold nearly all professional jobs, but the one job where you can mess up the entire nation, has one qualification - "is he breathing"? Well that and several millions of dollars to run a campaign. Its crap.

People running for office need to be Constitutionally qualified and know their limits. This is the highest law in the nation, and they break it everyday without consequence. There is a steeper punishment for jay-walking and parking tickets. Let's get serious here.

This is our nation and our children's future. If we don't institute legal accountability, then all the soldiers of all the wars of this nation - have given their lives for nothing. I can't live with that.

Maybe the best way to get people's attention on this is to start a movement to simply do away with the Oath of Officer period. When people get upset and want to know why - I can answer - what good is it? They don't know what it means or follow it anyway? You don't force them to uphold it. So why even have it? It's completely useless. Let's just do away with it.

Why even have it if the oath takers are not going to enforce it or follow it? It means so much more than a warm-fuzzy formality and yet... it doesn't.

Oath of Office Competency Test and Accountability Act!

It is the cornerstone of success for all our goals and efforts in saving America.

- Harlan


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Hi Frog,

The sad reality is that we will never get a grip on this problem until the president and most in Congress can be honest in public about its magnitude, and what we have to do to fix it.

There are some positive signs. For the first time, both the people and the Congress are in agreement that federal operating expenses must be cut. This agreement has not yet led to action, but even the most liberal Congressman know we need to do it.

Entitlements are another area where there is some cracking of the wall. For the first time in history, a few couragious legislators are talking about needs testing federal entitlements, and phasing them out for the well-off, permitting a vast reduction in liabilities and abrogation of off balance sheet debt. The problem is that even many conservative voters won't go along with it unless FICA taxes are returned, which of course would leave the off balance sheet debt too high to ever pay off.

The biggest nut to crack is taxes. Even the most couragious Congressmen so far have been afraid to even mention the "T word." The reality is that you could chop federal payroll in half, eliminate all federal entitlements in one day, and we'd still be $1 trillion per year short of amortizing the existing official debt over a reasonable period (30 years). Tax intake will have to go up. It's a question of how to do it without decimating business investment (which creates and sustains jobs) and work effort; done in the wrong way, tax increases could diminish the tax base so severely that the federal government would actually take in less than they are now (as well as send unemployment claims soaring). I'm strongly in favor of scrapping the FIT, and replacing it with a VAT or end sales tax of about 20%. This would not only raise $1 trillion per year more than the FIT and FICA combined, but it would also do nothing to curtail business investment or willingness to work. Getting centrists and liberals to buy into a regressive tax will be no small feat, but the fight is worth it. A silver lining is that the VAT or sales tax could be reduced below 10% once the official debt is paid off.

The biggest obstacle to reform is the administration. Most Congressmen are afraid to vote for serious fiscal action knowing that Obama will veto it, and Congress doesn't have enough votes to override him. Congress will be left hanging in the wind in 2012, while Obama will have a field day crowing about how he protected entitlements, saved unionized federal jobs, and prevented a tax increase. This kind of politically provocative action requires all hands on deck, so no one person or body is left holding the hot potato alone. The basic idea is that if everyone at the top is "guilty" in the eyes of of the voters (most of whom are budget cowards just like the feds), then nobody is. The only safety is in numbers.

Stu


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

I don't think Obama was properly vetted. Duh.

I'm just to speachless to comment further. Frog you know how to ruin a girl's day.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Lizze - Sorry Darlin. I just try to write the truth and stick to the facts no matter who the subject is.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

And this is from a "Conservative" Froggy. Thanks for a well Written and Informative Hub, Who hopes that both Parties will wake up and DO for the people, before this Country goes down the tubes. Hopefully in 2012 we will have a New President who stands up for the People of our Great Country.


Stu From VT 5 years ago

mslizzee,

Apart from the Birther issue, it was up to "We The People" to vet him. We fell for his mainstream liberal speech, but he turned out to be a socialist.

The proof was there for all to see. Although Obama sealed his academic and birth records, his Chicago political career was well documented on the internet. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) even did an interview on MSNBC before election day in 2008 warning viewers about Obama's radical past. But the MSM decided not to follow the issue up, so most people remained in the dark.

The upshot here is that you can't depend on the MSM for ANYTHING any more. Before voting for a candidate, you need to check out their history on unbiased sites like Wikipedia, examine their policy planks on their official web sites' "Issues" page, and if they are an incumbant in Congress, examine their voting record on important bills. It's also important to find out which, if any, special interest groups are making large donations to them (so you can determine how independent they can be when casting votes on legislation).

Stu


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

all,

we ll know this is all sarah Palin, michele Bachman and the Tea parties fault Right? We would be a bonafied socialist state had they not screwed it all up for barry Soetaro and his comrads...And now the Tea Party will starve your grandpa and steal your kids toys, kick your cat and drain the water from your fish tank after they push granny over a cliff all while giving the rich tax cuts and driving into a ditch while shouting racial epithets at harmless billy club weilding black panthers keeping the peace out side voting locals....

Th


Stu From VT 5 years ago

Hi Tom,

That's my plan. You don't think I joined the TPM just for the lapel pin? They said some cat kicking and fish killing came with the program, and I'm holding them to it.

Stu


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

tom - Friend you have a way with words. Excellent comment that should drive the point home.


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

Froggy, Don't forget, B.O. is a constitutional scholar. Who decides that?

As for an idea, keep waiting. H


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American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

Yea, Sarah palin really ruled congress and destroyed the country.... Someone needs meds


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Froggy ett al,

You betcha BO needs meds his head is expanding to dangerous proportions-

he gets like a 2-yr old when he is told "NO"

I realize I could never be a politician- I lack the spineless tact of calling someone an F-ing Liar without swearing or raising my voice- Who screamed out - "You Lie".. tat would have been me except I wouldve dropped the F bomb or said "You whiney Bitch" after....

I have temper issues since coming back from the dead- I left the "little man that watches what I say behind up in heaven"....

TH


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smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web

nice one froggy. unfortunately most of the comments are unreal. america doesnt really want to know the truth of a lot of what is going on with our elected officials, both democrat and republican. there are deals made to get laws passed and bills voted on. not only do we have hypocrites in washington, the american people are just as accountable for rhetoric and what happens each time a politician opens their mouth.

nothing is going to be perfect. its trial and error with everything. somethings work, while others dont.

its not like you can get a refund or get or money back. however, why bash someone that is trying to help.

voting is power in our country. if you dont like it, vote and get a change. however, be very careful what you wish for, you just might get it.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

smcopywrite - Voting is power in this country and so is the corruption of power via MONEY. Elections shouldn't have a price tag on them but they do. Special interests shouldn't be able to buy influence and legislation but it happens. It happens on both sides of the aisle.

Pointing things out to people isn't bashing, it is pointing things out to people. I do enjoy your comments BTW.

The Frog


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

All,

Tom Raises hand- stands up- "Hello my name is Tom and IAM AN OBAMA BASHER-" But when I do find something I agree with I do admit it- like -

i agreed we should have gone in to Kill OBL.

I dont blame him one bit for going out and eating food his wife wont let him have at home-...

Thats about it but I'll keep thinkin...

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