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CAVING FROM FEAR

April 13, 2011

Last week Republicans showed weakness in the chamber.  They “compromised away their core values to keep the government from closing.  They were afraid the progressives might call them bad names.  Would a government shutdown really be a bad thing?  Noted: Welfare checks, pay checks for “non-essential government employees” (92.7% redundancy is duly recognized) would not be paid if it were to happen.  We would all get by just the same.  All military and law enforcement personnel are essential employees and continue to receive their over-earned and under-paid income.

Home foreclosures would not occur at any faster rate and credit card companies would not cancel credit any more rapidly.

Some areas that can definitely withstand some major financial aid adjustment might be Amtrak, the USPS, NPR, PBS, Planned Parenthood and other entities that are either so bloated with bureaucracy or have so little true value to offer that they cannot survive on their own.  The National Education Association is a superfluous bureaucracy created to oversee the overseers of those who oversee the overseen; it has nothing to do with the education of our youth.  The other NEA, the National Endowment for the Arts also falls within the scope of those whose value cannot justify their existence.  Assistance with start-up of entities with potential should remain available, but discontinued after three years.

Those are very few of the many areas in which the working few are carrying the burden of the unnecessary.  I will grant that discontinuing funding to the hundreds of thousands of Congressional Created Pork Projects would still hold the rough equivalent of expecting to make your car payment from the change you find in your local 7-11 parking lot.  It would be a start, but in no way, the complete answer.

We continue to pay farmers not to grow certain crops because it would lower the price of those crops up on the world market.  We subsidize oil companies making billions of dollars in profit annually with billions of taxpayer dollars to keep them from extracting the natural resources that would make everything from gasoline to toys and circuit boards more affordable.

Health and welfare support for illegal aliens should speak for itself.  We give foreign aide in the hundreds of billions of dollars to oppressive oligarchy headed governments around the world so that they can make life better for their citizens.  We then grant special favors, privileges, subsistence payments and medical advantages to the escapees form those societies.  Adjusting our foreign aide policies to disrespectful countries that consider America and Americans arrogant for needlessly slinging dollars around the world could save us untold trillions of deficit dollars. Not enabling the unlawful behavior of the illegal aliens with subsidies would both reduce the number of lawbreakers and allow some states the opportunity to meet obligations.

The crumbling of the Republicans only adds fuel to the fire of the progressives attempting to collapse the American systems.  From $100 billion promised savings to $61 billion compromised and down to $38.5 finalized, the party of SPEND managed to defeat the American public once again.  Conservatives have again caved from fear of being called bad names by liberal progressives.

CHAPTER 11

Chapter 11 bankruptcy law gives troubled companies and corporations the opportunity to take a step back, regroup, reorganize.  It allows a respite from the daily pressures and gives the leaders an opportunity to objectively review and change policies, procedures and renew controls to assure viability and longevity.  Corporations under Chapter 11 evaluate what is necessary and essential and what is fluff and foo-foo.  An objective arbiter or team of business professionals, generally appointed by the court system, sometimes set up pro-rated payments to those creditors without whose assistance the business would collapse.  The arbiter may also skeletonize the workforce for efficiency.  Chapter 11 is an opportunity to fine tune a business to meet the needs of its customers, share-holders and creditors until full profitability is restored.

It is now time to declare Chapter 11 for the federal government.  The reorganization contingency might also be considered for almost every city, county, and each individual state in need.  Not only is it time for fiscal reorganization, it is time to review and eliminate many of the redundant laws and regulations that are burdening our courts.  It is time to enforce those remaining in such a way that enforcement produces revenue and not deplete it.

Continuing to raise the debt ceiling without controlling spending will cause total collapse of the financial system and the nation.  It’s what the progressives are shooting for and we need someone with vertebral strength to recognize and prevent it from happening.

R & D

March 10, 2010

In industry and science, R & D stands for research and development.  In politics, R & D stand for Republican and Democrat.  The letter P simply refers to progressive.  While the root word “progress” sounds like the right thing, progressivism in politics is not right, is insidious and crosses all party lines.

Progressivism is anti-American (the absolute opposite of how we have always known America).  It is anti-capitalism (antagonistic to the system that made this country a leader in the world).  It is anti-free market and anti-independence and pro dependence on government.  Moreover, anti-Constitution (They want to do away with the document that defines the powers granted to the federal government by the citizenry and limits the extent to which the government may use them.  The first ten amendments to this document also describe the rights of American citizens that the federal government cannot strip from us.)

The progressives began decades ago teaching and training our youth that society revolves around themselves.  For years, the progressives in our schools have brainwashed our kids into believing that the government is in place to meet their needs, make them happy and serve them well.

Don’t be fooled again into voting for the person with your normal choice of letters, either (R) or (D) behind their name.  Watch out in particular for any candidate who prefers to call him or herself progressive, no matter what representative party letter or symbol of affiliation follows their name.

Progressives have given millions of people cash, food, transportation assistance, tools, clothing and training, child care and myriad other entitlements paid for by those who choose to work hard and support themselves.  Progressives enable the lazy and dependent of this country to remain lazy and dependent.

Before you go off on that statement, I do realize there are some people who simply cannot fend for themselves and I agree that we should all pitch in and help them.  However, when able bodied people expect everyone else to care for them and their families instead of doing so themselves, there is a problem.  When generation after generation expects ongoing assistance from the government to provide for them and then protest when they don’t get enough “free” stuff the dependency has reached its apex and will drag down the country.  That is the position progressives have put us in today.  Moreover, that is where they want us.

The total national debt now exceeds $54 trillion.  Each family’s portion of that debt exceeds $678,500.  The current debt will take generations to displace, even with diligent immediate and future fiscal restraint.  That is not happening and is likely not going to happen as long as progressives have the reins and conservatives complacently sit by.  Deficit spending continues and increases with each bill enacted by congress and every entitlement program funded.

Every government run agency, every employee and many failing private enterprises now expect that the government will bail them out of their personal situations.  There is no fear of failure; there is no risk, only reward.  We have recently seen financial institutions make jeopardous decisions, knowing that they could mean corporate and industry wide ruin.  The government then bailed them out at the expense of the working class.  We have seen two of the Big Three receive the same treatment while small and medium size businesses shutter their doors.

Progressives cause the problems then take the hero stance as they offer the cure.  Like synthetic pharmaceuticals, the “cure” often only masks the current symptoms and presents new problems requiring another symptom-masking counteractant.  Progressives do not correct problems they only redirect attention from them.

Progressives coerced credit lenders in the 1990s to issue credit cards and revolving credit to people who did not have the credentials or history to justify credit lines.  Then they put pressure on mortgage lenders in 2004 to lower their lending standards so that more people could purchase homes.  They are going to do it again to relieve the inventory of vacant houses.  The same group pushes for unionization of all workers which forces higher prices to accommodate the workers’ demands for higher wages and Cadillac benefits.  There seems to be no forethought for the consequences of their progressive ideals.  They are the “If it feels good, do it”; the “live for today” generation of the 60s and 70s and the children brainwashed by them in public schools.

When you vote on November 2, 2010, vote for the R or D of your choice.  However, be sure to look behind the capital letter for the oft hidden ‘p’ that will continue to ruin our country that once was.