Where are we heading?
It's been awhile since I last shared my thoughts and lots has been going on. As far as I can see from my perspective it is getting pretty scary. Lets look at our debt, a staggering Sixteen Trillion and climbing. This Friday the sequester ( whatever that means) kicks in and will automatically reduce the federal budget by eighty five billion dollars. Now I know to us little guys that sounds like a lot of dollars but it isn't. Compare this to how much we are spending right now we just keep going in the hole. It is not enough. In our terms it is the equivalent to making a minimum payment on your maxed out charge card, you are getting nowhere. People we are in trouble and congress has no idea of what to do. Do you? Maybe you should run against this president who has spent four times what Bush did in 1/2 the time, only 4 years. I am sure we all know that this is not sustainable and that this bill will plague our children's children if we don't recognize we need to act now. There are going to be a number of proposals in the near future that are going to require us to write our congressmen and women and express to them that Washington needs to get smaller, much, much smaller and that cuts are going to have to be made by all of us. Guys just as mommy and daddy told you " you better tear up that charge card and get your life in order" so too Washington needs to take a hit and a big one. We can do this and it can be done reasonably don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Washington is no different than any of us, and that also includes states, and municipalities. We all know that there is tons of fluff in government and they can spend better than anyone they just don't want to stop. There is a big difference between Washington's budget and ours. We get to eat our debt and we get slammed but when Washington spends guess what? We get slammed for that too, right? Mama and Dad always said " you don't get nuttin for nuttin." Ouch. Man you know you look around and say what the hell am I getting for my tax dollars anyway? Where the hell did Sixteen Trillion go and to whom? Obama is trying to raise taxes again? Are you kidding me? Hey look didn't we all pay taxes on every gallon of gasoline since what 50 years that was suppose to go to highway maintenance? Really yet Washington continues to slip in bills (tax increases) every year to pay for bridges and highways? Right? The last one was the Obama Recovery Act, I know because they had to spend maybe a thousand dollars per sign to put up on the highways to show us our tax dollars at work. By the way I hardly saw maybe ten workers the whole 50 miles of road but that's another story. We can be proud of all the money Obama and his administration made us pay to bail out Wall street. Remember Barney Frank (MA) ? Remember Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac? Yea you remember that is what started the ball rolling down hill when all those wonderful people who were given mortgages
( probably 10% were dead anyway) that they knew could never have afforded or paid back ( the other
90 % were unemployed) well yea guys we had to pay for that too. Did anybody ever see one single politician go to jail for being in bed with the loan sharks ( Fanny Mae & Freddy Mac). The first one who should have seen the slammed would have been Barney Frank but of course he left congress before anything could happen to him. Why do you think that there were no investigations and no one was held criminally responsible for hundreds of billions of dollars going south? I can't (well actually I can ) believe these stupid fools in the Occupy Wall Street who spent all that time freezing there foolish empty skulls doing the works of the Marxist Socialists in blaming Wall Street when in fact it was their very own government (Obama & Bernanke) that was complicit with whole scheme. Wake up idiots how do you think our Senators and Congressmen become so filthy rich? They are the ones who allow Wall Street to write their own checks that means two foxes watching one hen house. We need checks, and balanced ( real ones), where was the Security & Exchange in all this? Aren't they a government agency supposedly watching these deals? We need lobby reform. Take the money out of the game and then you will politicians who care. Government should be held just as accountable for criminal behavior as is Wall Street unfortunately if no one goes to jail then there is nothing to fear is there? Not one indictment in the government or the private sector. I guess there were no crooks.
We all must get involved with organizations locally, and federally that will push for the right thing. Citizens need to once again realize that we do not have the option to trust government and to continue to throw money at it because is isn't going to go away. We need to re-evaluate our positions on WHO WILL DO OUR BIDDING FOR US? Maybe we will need a 3rd party but as I see it both parties are corrupt and need to learn a lesson. For me I must and will give a plug for the Tea Party. They are good patriots and Americans who just want to get back to the Constitution and its principles and that's not a bad thing. How many of you have ever even read it? You should. I love the Declaration of Independence and it certainly stands for today. We are facing tyranny and it is going to destroy our civilization if we don't take a stand and reclaim that which is already been spelled out for us by our Founding Fathers. They put their lives on the line for what they wrote in it and they fought knowing that they were all tied together in their commitment. If they didn't succeed against the English then they would all hang together. This problem we face is far less devastating and much easier to resolve it just takes guts to stand up for our government and it requires a little from each of us. Our children and their children are worth it, no? Take time away from the boob tube and crap that leaves you brainless and spend sometime in getting involved in what counts, your kids. NOW!