SideBear: This has been online before but it deserves a repeat performance.
The more I hear from Rand Paul, the more respect he gets from me.
“The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.” – John Sherman Protege of the Rothschild banking family
I think the American People now know what it was like being a passenger on the Titanic. Some unknown equated this to… “It’s like watching two drunks fighting over who is going to pay the bar bill on the Titanic.”
The USS Economy is taking on water fast and there are no lifeboats left and the Not So Super Committee has once again proven to all that Washington is dysfunctional. If they can’t agree on a measly $1.2 trillion dollars in cuts over ten years which only represent $ 120 billion per year than solving the Nation’s debt problem is a mountain to high to climb. To put the $120 billion in perspective, this amount of money covers about two weeks of spending for the Federal Government.
The Not So Super Committee was designed to fail from the get go and their only agenda was to setup more ‘blame game’ politics for the upcoming election in 2012. So once again we see what’s important to the political establishment and it certainly not the welfare of the country. And where was Obama during all of this? Island hoping is the South Pacific, a trip very well timed to keep him away from the fray, so he come back and start hurling accusations against Republican obstructionism.
And if I may digress for a moment: Obama last referred to Hawaii as part of Asia. I must have missed it because I didn’t know the Chinese already bought Hawaii.
So with that said, last week somewhere in a hidden closet in the Capitol Congress pasted a ANOTHER continuing resolution to borrow more money to float the never ending spending. The House voted for it with 298 in favor and 121 votes against. The Senate cast 70 votes for and 30 against. So you can see the overwhelming majority in Congress wants to continue the spend-a-thon. This resolution will keep the government going until Dec.16, 2011 when they are expected to run out of money again. (and we will see this again and again throughout 2012)
In days long ago a legislator in Congress was judged by his accomplishments, today they are judged by how much the pigs for pork can steal from the American Treasury and bring back to their home district. It’s all about buying votes for reelection.
The crooks keep getting their paychecks for doing nothing and the waste, fraud and abuse continues on.
At this point I think it is fair to say that We the People are getting buried under a mountain of debt.
We can talk about solutions to the country’s problems like term limits and an a Balanced Budget Amendment, but the real problem is we have created a giant Federal Government including Congress that are only interested in feathering their nests. Washington is not interested in changing anything, all their interested is how to fool the people and continue the gravy train on.
You don’t have to be an economic guru to understand that entitlements are eating up the Federal Budget and entitlement spending cannot be sustained but very, very few have dared to address the problem because entitlement reform will cost you votes. It is much easier to kick the proverbial can down the road but eventually what happens when you run out of road?
I have come to conclusion that the underlying problem that the country has is the people who we elect. All one has to do to conclude this is look at the daily internet headlines and all you see is corruption in one form or another from insider trading, money laundering, government officials lying under oath, billions of dollars thrown away to support campaign donations and the list goes on and on.
What is severely missing is people of integrity and character that will put country first before personal ambitions. As the country grew in wealth during the past century so did the greed of the political establishment and the combinations of money, greed, sex and politics has brought an element to Washington that can only be described as unworthy of the positions they hold. It just grinds on me when I see a politician giving a speech full of lies and distortions knowing full well that he will fool most of the people and that this has become commonplace in our political spectrum.
The upcoming election is 2012 will provide the People a chance to undo some of the damage that has been done but it will take many election cycles to get a through house cleaning.