Friday, April 3, 2009

A Nation In Debt (Forever)

In the waning hours of Thursday April 2nd, Congress passed the 3.66 trillion dollar spending orgy being referred to as the budget by a vote of 233-196. The Republicans were unanimous in their opposition and twenty Democrats broke with their party and voted against the Upon the budgets passage, Republican Senate Leader Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said “Over bipartisan opposition, Democrats in Congress passed a budget that clears the way for massive amounts of spending, for the biggest tax hike in history and a doubling of our already crippling national debt.  It is a budget that puts the economy on an unsustainable course”. Republicans were also able to slam the door on a fast track process to run through a national energy tax. This tax would have hit you every time you turned on your TV, flipped a light switch or drove your car.  But don’t be surprised if it doesn’t rear its head again.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the largest tax hike in history! Times are tough for all of us.  So the “leadership” in control right now figured the way out of it would be to raise taxes.  Again, where on this planet does this make sense?

The 3.66 trillion dollar budget includes a deficit of 1.2 trillion dollars! Which means that one-third of the budget spending is money we don’t have! Take the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit and add that to the 12 trillion we already owe!

Trillion? It has apparently become the new billion.  The amount is thrown around by the “leadership” and talking heads like it is nothing.  I call this the dumbing down of America.  Most psychologists will tell you that in order for an individual (or in this case individuals) to no longer be bothered by something the answer is to constantly expose and bombard them with it.  It’s kind of along the same lines that a sexual predator does to his intended victim.  They desensitize them to what is eventually going to happen.  Therefore resistance is minimal at best when the time comes.  Americans are being desensitized and are about to be raped!

This deficit “budget” and bail outs, hand outs and general wasteful spending are debts that not even your grandchildren will be able to repay.  At this very moment, every man, woman and child in this nation owes $35,000.00 and the debt continues to pile up on them! So much for the American Dream right?

Alexis de Tocqueville said "Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage" With a report stating that 1 in 10 Americans are on Food Stamps (low figure if you ask me) we are knee deep in the dependency stage.  Nationalized Health Care is a small step away which will not only create a “who lives or dies” fiasco but will increase the dependency of Americans.  Bondage is a very real and very close next step.

The massive budget is not even counting the “Climate Revenues” of over $645 Billion. The overview describes “Climate Revenues” as “proceeds from auctioning emission allowances” which is basically the Carbon Tax that every American will be forced to pay because it is a pass on tax to the consumer.

So the budget at minimum includes a $1.6 trillion in new taxes and we have yet to add in the assorted “fees”, “leases” and other “initiatives”. It also includes the start of the global warming taxation scheme and the foundation for socialized health care.

The thing that keeps echoing in my head are the words of British statesman Edmund Burke:” Evil flourishes when good men do nothing”. So in that vein, if you simply read this blog and chose to do nothing, not even let your voice be heard then you are already desensitized.  Better grab the lubricant!