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By: Wayne Brown
For those of you who have not been paying attention in class, it is surely a new day. Our once detached president has stepped to the podium and now wants to lead the nation out of the darkness of financial ruin. Of course, he has attempted that effort before and cost us taxpayers nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus spending…you know that story, why rehash it?
It seems the President has a new idea to lower our national debt. He wants to impose more tax on the American people, particularly the rich of America, as he would categorically describe them. Wow! What a new idea! Suddenly this detached being we have in the office of President has stepped to the podium with what his people describe as a new approach to our dilemma here in America. He wants to tax us more. Oh, and he delivers the message with a new and yet unfounded urgency that we have to do something quickly or we all will perish. Well, some things never change as that is the same ploy that was used to push through Obama-Care and the Stimulus Spending package.
What’s really going here? Has the President had an epiphany and come around to the conservative thought process on the matter of spending and financial well-being in America…well, to quote Bugs Bunny…”Not likely, Doc!” No this is not the case at all. Don’t forget that while attempting to remain totally detached from the problems of America while the ship takes on water, Obama is also running for a second term in office. We have to start fueling the fires of electioneering if we are to survive another term seems to be the thinking here.
What better way to kick things off than a good old class envy fight. Remember what Obama’s former chief of staff said, “Never let a good disaster go to waste!” Well, the current financial crisis in America’s federal government is as good a disaster as a damn ol’ politician can find. Why waste it? Why not use it as the springboard to create more hate and dissension among the ranks of Americans. Why not use it to paint the rich as that evil class of tax dodgers who don’t pay their fair share? Why not stir that pot so that we can unite vote of the bottom feeders and get them firmly in Obama’s court for 2012. That’s right America, this has nothing to do with solving our problems, it is all about getting Obama re-elected.
Tough situations require sane minds. The reason that aircraft pilots have emergency checklists is because we cannot trust each and every one of them to follow the same steps toward sanely and effective resolving the emergency. Conspiracy happens amid chaos…the perpetrators literally walk away right in front of your eyes and you, the witness, see nothing because you are far too caught up in the chaos to apply any logical thought or observation. The same holds true in this situation. Obama will use chaos to accomplish his needs with the urgency that will not allow sane and logical thought.
In the first place, any politician who wants to raise my taxes in this day and time needs to accomplish some first steps before he gets me on board. One of those first steps is to cap the debt ceiling. Secondly, I want to see a permanent reduction in spending that will survive each budget until the debt is brought to a manageable level. Thirdly, I want to see a balance budget amendment put in place on the federal government. I also want to see it decreed that all revenue raised by the reduction of spending and budget allocation will go directly toward the reduction of the national debt. Then, and only then, do I want to hear that anyone in Washington wants to raise my or anyone else’s taxes. If you settle for anything less, you are simply handing Washington more of your money to add to their spending insanity which pervades the thinking process there in the capitol.
Obama could care less either way. The current situation suits his needs in pushing America to the left and more and more into a socialist society. He will continue to pander to the unions in every way that he can. He will play to the illegal immigrants housed here in America in the hope that someone will figure a way to get them inside a polling booth outside the confines of Illinois. He will pander to the lower income levels by calling for the rich to pay more taxes and alleviate this burden on America. He will do all of that in his effort to solidify a voting base for himself. Then, he will execute the most lavish campaign across America that a billion dollars can buy while he celebrates his way back into the Office of the President for yet another four years of detached disaster.
That’s Obama and there is little we can do about this George Soros installed puppet of a president other than wait out his current term and send him packing back to his community organizer position in Illinois. We really don’t have the time or energy to spend on the likes of Obama as there are far more pressing issues at hand in terms of getting America back on track and headed toward financially solid ground.
Congress is our problem in America. It always has been and likely it always will be. Up to now, these folks have had pretty much a free ride in America. They have sat back and controlled the purse strings and the spending from day one and have never really been held accountable for that task. Well, it’s a new day in America, and it is time that we as voters and taxpayers say that Congress will be held accountable both for our current sad state of affairs and for anything that smells remotely like it in the future. It’s time to fire some folks and send them home. It’s time to start again and if we head down the same road, fire some folks and send them home, until we finally get the message across that you are elected to go Congress and execute the will of the people, first and foremost. And, if you do not, you are fully accountable and answerable to the voters of America for your actions. That is the message that we must drive home and now.
We have watched this hypocritical, low-life, amateur, soap-opera drama play out in Washington over the past few weeks. Some have huddled in corners gnawing at their fingernails at the prospect of a government shutdown and all the implications thereof. The cameras have been poised to catch the drama and the media has been the normal willing participant in playing out the Washington ruse that our elected ones are struggling with the issues that are far larger than anything mankind in America has ever encountered. They are brave, courageous, and true and they stand for truth, justice, and the America Way! Hogwash! This high school play we have just witnessed is nothing more than a staged drama leading up to kicking the can a bit further down the road. Ultimately, someone steps to the microphone and says, “Well, America if you are really ready to take the medicine, let’s get started on raising the taxes so your government can take in more revenue and pay its bills.” The gauntlet has been thrown down so it seems. If America really wants things to be better, they need to pay more taxes. “Yes, Yes, we’ll do it, we’ll answer the call, we’ll save America!”
Please, don’t be a schmuck and fall for this insanity. Don’t stand there and let Congress hand you, the taxpayer, the screaming monkey and walk away totally unaccountable while you mail more of your money to them to spend. This is not a solution. This is a sham. This is a crying frigging shame. This is the kind of stuff that people should be lined up and shot for suggesting yet we put them on a pedestal and call them a genius. Please America…wake up from this insanely bad dream that you are enduring.
For far too many years now, America has lived beyond its means. We did so by kicking the can down the road. We listened to Senators give speeches about how credit card companies were ripping off the American consumer while they were kicking the can of debt down the road and living the high life. We watch them create social program after social program all designed to buy blocks of voters in their favor for the next election. We stand by as programs like “Planned Parenthood” are unmasked and exposed for what they really are only to watch those demanding cuts in spending allow such government assistance to continue.
We watch all of this with an apathetic eye and go to the polls and keep voting for the same old tired politicians who hold up their seniority and knowledge as the very essence of why we need to send them back to the halls of Congress to spend more and more of the money that we do not have to spend. And now, we are here on the banks of Bankruptcy Creek nearly at the juncture of where our assets in America equal our debt and someone has the audacity to propose that the first thing we need to do is raise taxes. I have only one reply to that suggestion… “Get a rope!”
American must stop letting politicians divide them across lines that do not really exist. The poor do not pay taxes because they don’t make any money, clear and simple. The middle class ends up making up that difference because there are more middle class than anything else in America. The rich will pay but there is not enough of them to offset the problem. Even taxing the rich at a 90% ratio would not eliminate the national debt, so ask yourself, what could be wrong. What is wrong is that we cannot stop spending long enough to save ourselves. Our politicians are using our tax dollars to buy votes and America is too damn apathetic and apparently too stupid to do anything productive about it.
It would be nice to sit here and discuss this issue stating that “when we overcome this mess” we will have learned a great lesson as Americans. The shame of it all is that I do not see us “overcoming this mess”. I don’t see America coming out on the other side of this debt under the present circumstances and surviving as even a marginal symbol of what it once was as a country. What a sad prospect that we do not have the courage as voters and taxpayers to do what is necessary to stop the ripping off of our own country. What a shame.
Apparently America has lost the magic dust that it once possessed as a country. No longer do we have a society that is engaged and cares deeply for its future. We have become a world of immediate gratification totally immersed in our own selfish needs with little caring about the future and what it holds for us or our children. We have become a people willing to sign away our freedoms of choice to some elected official in Washington to do with as he or she sees fit. We bathe in the warmth of thinking they will do what’s right because we believe in an America that no longer exists in terms of character, ethics, morality, and love of our fellow man. Until we wake up and find those things for ourselves again, we will stand and watch America disappear.
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