Mar 18, 2014 Political
The reality is not that the federal government does not get enough of our money to spend, the reality is they spend too much of it. No matter how many times the government has some kind of record revenue (read more taxes coming in) it always manages to spend more than that number.
The biggest problem is that the federal government is an ever expanding entity that keeps taking on things that it should not and that it has no Constitutional basis for getting involved in. Each time government decides to add more to its plate it has to add more plates, more people, and more money. Its insatiable appetite for spending is why there is no money in the Social Security Trust Fund. Government looked at the money we paid in for retirement as a slush fund and issued worthless bonds and took the money to spend. Now it cannot pay back the money without taxing us more which, in effect, means we pay into Social Security at least twice.
Despite the terrible Obama economy the federal government took in a record amount of tax revenue during the first five months of this fiscal year. One would think that would be a good thing but the government spent more than it took in. So even with more revenue the government overspent.
Government has had a spending problem all along. When Reagan and Bush cut taxes the revenue to the Treasury went up. The government decided this meant it had more to spend and did so. The government never gave a thought to paying down the debt or balancing the budget.
We are well past the time when government should be reigned in. We are well past the time where unnecessary, duplicated, and unconstitutional spending must end.
We are over 17 TRILLION dollars in debt (well over 100 TRILLION when unfunded liabilities are included) and that will go way up over the next ten years. We are in a crisis and it has to do with out of control spending.
Our government views us as an endless ATM but we are unable to pay our debt even if most of the wealth in this nation were to be confiscated. Until we get spending under control we will continue to spiral downward and when we crash it will make Greece look like a playground fight.
Never surrender, never submit.
Sep 24, 2013 Political
If you like your doctor you can keep him. This law will save each family $2500 a year.
We have to pass the bill to see what is in it.
Remember these lines of BS thrown at us during the time the Democrats rammed Obamacare through? There were plenty of other lines of BS thrown around (like tax dollars not paying for abortion) but these are the ones that are now affecting people.
As we get closer to full implementation of Obamacare people are finding out that the statements above were lies. Obamacare is becoming a huge nightmare as people are having their insurance coverage cancelled, their hours cut so employers are protected or they are receiving insurance bills with huge increases.
One Kentucky family is finding out that the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. Their monthly insurance bill rose from $333 a month to $965. This is a threefold increase and is not an uncommon occurrence as families across the nation are getting the same kind of news.
But Democrats have decided that you do not matter. They (and only they) passed this monstrosity even when the majority of the public opposed it. Even those groups (unions, AARP etc.) who supported it now oppose it and are trying to get (or have gotten) waivers. Congress worked hard to exempt itself from this. They fought to force it on you and then fought to keep it from them.
Democrats and some Republicans are working to ensure this is fully funded and they do not care about you.
Senators McConnell and Cornyn, both Republicans, are helping Harry Reid defeat the House bill that defunds Obamacare. They will then vote against it because Democrats can pass it without their votes. They will go home and tell people they did all they could to get rid of it and that will be a lie.
We need to get rid of them so folks should work hard to do so. Regardless of the outcome of the current fight, these two need to go.
The Democrats are working hard to get this passed and to screw you over. Make them pay in the next election. Take the Senate away from them (and keep the House) so they do not have the ability to impose these bad laws on people. This is not an endorsement for Republican politicians because many of them are no better.
Those who impose their will on us should pay.
As it stands right now families like those in the article are the ones paying.
WE ARE THEIR BOSSES AND IT IS TIME WE STARTED ACTING LIKE IT.
Never surrender, never submit.
Feb 26, 2013 Political
When Democrats were ramming Obamacare through Congress they assured us that it would bend the cost curve down and that health care would cost less money than it does now. They assured us that the private insurance companies had caused runaway costs and that Obamacare was the answer.
They claimed it was a wonderful plan. It was so wonderful that the Democrats had to bribe some of their own members and lie to others (on no federal funds for abortion) in order to get them to vote for passage. After it passed it was so wonderful that Democrats granted thousands of waivers to their friends. All those folks who supported Obamacare and pushed for it to be passed promptly applied for, AND RECEIVED, waivers so they would not have to participate.
Conservatives and Republicans (not one in the same) argued that adding millions of people to the health care rolls (ironically, nearly as many will be uninsured under Obamacare) would increase costs. The excessive regulations and the free reign given to the Secretary of the HHS all but ensured Obamacare would cost more.
Barack Obama said that it would not cost one dime more (everything with him is one dime probably because of all the dime bags he bought in the past). He told us that he would not sign a bill that added one dime to the deficit.
“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future,” Obama told a joint-session of Congress in September 2009. “I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period.” National Review
In all fairness, none of his programs add one dime. They add lots more…
According to the CBO, Obamacare will add 6.2 trillion dollars to the deficit.
That is 62 TRILLION more dimes….
Never surrender, never submit.
Feb 12, 2013 Political
Congressman Steny Hoyer, a moron from Maryland, said that the country does not have a spending problem; it has a “paying for problem.” Yes, this moron actually said this. He might be right depending on the definition of spending because it seems there is no problem when it comes to that task. The problem is spending too much.
We have a paying for problem because we spend more than we have. In Hoyer’s limited ability to comprehend, we only have a problem because government has not confiscated more of our money to pay for the spending. You see, if only they could steal more from us, then there would be no problem.
If you had little or no money and went out and bought something on credit and then coul not pay for it what would be the root of your problem? Would it be a paying for problem (yes, you definitely have that if you can’t pay your bill0 or would the root cause be that you spent money you knew you did not have?
Hoyer also took his obligatory shot at George Bush and Republicans:
Well, we spent a lot of money when George Bush was president of the United States in the House and Senate were controlled by Republicans. We spent a lot of money. Real Clear Politics
George Bush was responsible for four trillion dollars in increased debt in eight years. Obama is responsible for a six trillion dollar increase in four years. It is time to stop blaming Bush for the past and focus on the failures of the present guy and his band of merry morons.
Steny put on your big boy pants and start accepting responsibility. Perhaps you can talk to the members of your party in the Senate and find out why they have failed to pass a budget for the last four years. There is a little thing called a law that mandates them to do so.
I am sure I am wasting my time because Hoyer is not a very smart guy. I am surprised they let him out in public without one of those safety helmets on.
Steny, I will type this slowly for you. The US takes in lots and lots of money each year. You guys keep spending more than that. Perhaps you all can focus on things that will get the economy going again and millions of people can get jobs. Then they can pay taxes and solve your alleged paying for problem.
Keep in mind that no matter how good the economy is we always (absent accounting gimmicks) run deficits. Even the alleged Clinton surplus actually ran a deficit.
You can make anything look good on paper.
The only thing Clinton balanced was his marriage and his affair and that, like his math, failed.
I am glad that Hoyer is not my representative. I would not want to have to communicate with him as it would lower my IQ.
Never surrender, never submit.
This week we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr, a man who fought for civil rights and equality, a man who said people should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. King would be very disappointed in the way things turned out.
In the decades since King fought for equality the federal government has made the black population slaves to its programs. The Democrat party in particular has enslaved the blacks by assuming they are unable to make it in life without some kind of government assistance. Social welfare programs have broken the black family apart so much so that nearly three quarters of black families lack a father figure. Blacks vote Democrat at about a 90% rate because they are now addicted to the government teat and the programs offered by Democrats to keep them in their places only allowing them to come out long enough to vote Democrat every few years. Then they are ignored until the next election being placated along the way with scraps from the Democrat’s table.
Allen West, a black conservative Republican, does not like how things are going and he has warned Democrats (particularly Obama) not to use the overplayed race card. West said that Dr. King would be devastated by how Obama deals with race issues. Certainly king would not like the attitudes of the Obamas, Eric Holder and the Democrat members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the way they act. King would be particularly devastated by the way the black population has allowed itself to be, once again, enslaved.
Perhaps King is looking down and expressing his displeasure. The eternal (as in, never ending) flame at his tomb was referred to during a news cast and as the camera panned to it, the flame went out. That pretty much sums up how Democrats have tarnished the King legacy.
In other news, Greece will soon default. The people in Greece pressed for more and more government services while they paid fewer and fewer taxes. Their Socialist scheme hit a bump when they ran out of other people’s money. They even ran out of the money they borrowed from even more people. The United States is running the same risk as Democrats insist on more and more welfare to enslave more of the population. They will not be happy until they have us all locked on the same plantation they have been keeping the majority of the blacks in this country.
They scream about the rich paying more in taxes while 50% of wage earners pay no federal taxes. The upper 50% is expected to pay even more to support the bottom half. If the rich are not paying their fair share then the bottom 50% are really in debt to the country. They are not paying any share.
Unfortunately, people keep begging for more “free” money from government to satisfy their addiction to OPP (Other People’s Property) and they will not stop until we are defaulting like Greece (if that is even able to stop them).
Social Welfare programs account for the largest part of our budget (much more so than the defense budget) and those programs continue to grow and cost even more. We are in debt to the tune of 15 TRILLION dollars and we have no hope of ever getting that under control. The debt was about 10 TRILLION when Obama took office and he has added 5 TRILLION in just three years. This money is being borrowed in order to pay our bills. This is no way to run a country as Greece well knows. It is an example we should learn from but do not.
Obama insists on failed Keynesian economics. That principle has never worked and never will but Obama keeps with it while spending us into oblivion.
How long will it be before the eternal flame of freedom in this country dies in the night like the flame on MLK’s tomb?
Never surrender, never submit.