If you believed for one minute the “Super Committee” would succeed in compromising and acting in the best interest of “We the People”, then you’re an idiot! That’s right –an idiot! The Special Joint Committee, composed of six Democrats and six Republicans was set-up to fail from jump-start. The failure of the committee benefits both parties politically by letting each side save “face” with their parties and constituents; what’s more, it gives both sides ammunition for the up-coming 2012 election. After news of the committee’s failure hit the media, it took all of five minutes for Democrats and Republicans to start the proverbial finger-pointing.
Early this week, “… co-chairs of the bipartisan special joint committee said in a statement that “after months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline” (Ted Barrett, Kate Bolduan and Deirdre Walsh, CNN, 2011.p1.para.4).
Hard work –are they kidding? Sending e-mail back and forth holding your breath via emoticons is not working hard! Furthermore, there is not a bipartisan bone in the committee’s body. All took a stand before taking the job –Republicans demand entitlement and tax reform, while Democrats demand military cuts and higher taxes for the rich.
The “breaking” news was not surprising to most Americans. Now, if the committee would have succeeded, that would have been a surprise. Whether on the side of Democrats, Republicans, or Liberals, “The People” invested little faith in this two-party “super” con. Why would they? Congress had already caused America’s credit downgrade by acting like unreasonable children, with a “do it my way” or “hit the highway” attitude.
Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland and Pelosi pet, had this to say about the committee’s failure: “Many will portray this failure as the inevitable consequence of two partisan sides refusing to give ground…suggesting blame should lie with Republicans” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.19). Partisan? That’s not the word we are using Mr. Van Hollen!
Thoroughly disgusted with the committee’s failure, Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee ranted to the press: “On its current course the federal government is projected to spend almost $44 trillion over the next 10 years, and it is nothing short of an embarrassment, an absolute national disgrace and failure of leadership that we cannot agree on even a paltry $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over that time frame” (Ted Barrett, Kate Bolduan and Deirdre Walsh, CNN, 2011p.2.para.2). Lack of leadership and embarrassing is an understatement Mr. Corker! The committee’s failure is a threat to America’s national security by cutting $600 billion from the Department of Defense.
If $600 billion is cut from defense, the first department to suffer will be Veteran services; what’s more, soldiers on the front line will NOT be properly equipped to protect themselves and this country. Fathom this: soldiers without life-saving helmets; short supplies of ammunition; production of War Ships and Army tanks halted; massive drops in recruitment; Heroes blowing their brains out because they received inapt mental health services for PTSD; a growth in homeless veterans; and finally, World War 3 breaks out and America has no money or troops to defend ourselves. Not pretty –is it? Solution: cut $1.2 trillion from our ever-growing, inapt, meddling government, and quit giving aid to China! Leave the Military alone! Remember 9/11 Jackasses?
However, not all in Congress are complete idiots (though trace amounts are present).
“Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a statement about the mandatory cuts to defense, calling the sequester of $600 billion in defense spending a “threat to the national security interests of the United States and cannot be allowed to occur” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.8).
A former prisoner of war, McCain has a special understanding about how the $600 billion cut to defense will affect military missions and rescues, and just how important proper training and equipment are to a soldier. The United States Military should be funded in front of any other program or department –government or social. We are living in times of 9/11, Nukes, and Martyr extremists –do we really want to be caught unprepared? Do we want our soldiers (someone’s child) going into a gunfight armed only with a knife?
President Obama, who has been absent during the committee’s effort for compromise, is the con of all cons; he put in place a political strategy via automatically triggered $1.2 trillion in tax hikes and military cuts –while limiting cuts on entitlements. Obama knew this committee would not succeed –the battle over the debt ceiling, entitlement reform, tax reform, and Obama Care proved no bipartisanship exists in Congress.
“President Obama said he would veto any effort by lawmakers to repeal a requirement for $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts to be triggered after the Super Committee failed to agree on terms to save the country $1.2 trillion over a 10-year span” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.1).
“If we don’t act, taxes will go up for every single American, starting next year. And I’m not about to let that happen,” Obama said Monday” (Sam Rolley, 2011.para.4).
Now that’s rich! Obama doesn’t want taxes to go up? Oh, that’s right –he only wants the “rich” to pay “their fair share”. The problem with this concept is, rich is a matter of perception; a poor man’s rich is different from that of a wealthy man’s rich. Additionally, one that smells of money may very well have rubbed on advertisement cologne. A person with an annual income of $1 million for example, might have $990,000 or more in bills and taxes, leaving less than $10,000 a year to live on –that’s not rich; that’s a “rich man’s poor”. Who defines rich? When it comes to taxes –the President and acting Congress, that’s who! Given the judgment used in spending tax money thus far, can Americans trust Washington?
This “Super” con was nothing more than a drain on taxpayer dollars and a waste of time –which is par for the course in the current administration. With the American economy in extreme peril and a plethora of people out of work, Americans are fed up with both sides –Americans need effective leadership! A people without proper leadership will wonder aimlessly to their certain destruction.
Barrett, T., Bolduan, K., Walsh, D. (2011, November 22). What’s next after ‘super committee’ failure?. CNN.
FoxNews.com. (2011, November 22). Obama to veto any attempt to roll back
automatic cuts after committee’s inability to reach debt deal.
FoxNews.com. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/21/clock-ticks- down-to-super-committee-failure/?cmpid=cmty_email_Gigya_Obama_to_Veto_Any_Attempt_to_Roll_Back_Automatic_Cuts_After_Committee%27s_Inability_to_Reach_Debt_Deal#ixzz1edjR8H9K
Rolley, S. (2011, November 25). Super committee may have raised your
payroll taxes. Personal Liberty Digest. http://www.personalliberty.com/news/supercommittee-may-have-raised-your-payroll-tax/?eiid=&rmid=2011_11_25_PLA_[P11555299]&rrid=395205494
At last night’s GOP debate in Michigan, audience members booed moderators in support of Herman Cain and in disgust with the left-wing lynching of his character. With rope in hand, moderators that aimed questions toward Mitt Romney about Cain’s personal plight were met with opposition from nearly every member of the audience, leaving the left standing at the political gallows in shock from the mutiny. It is obvious that Americans are fed-up with the demonizing dirty politics of the Democratic Party and left-wing sympathizers. It’s about time the American people stood up and refused to listen to skewed rhetoric spewed from the lips of Washington gossips and unethical media that would sell-out their own grandma for ratings.
Politico placed a noose around Cain’s neck in late October via unsubstantiated sexual harassment charges from the 1990’s. Since then women have emerged from the woodwork like hungry roaches looking for their next meal. Minutes after Politico broke the story, a posse of Democrats and left-wing media rode in to help hang Cain from their proverbial political tree. And, it seems they have recruited Dem-donor-in-a-dress Gloria Allred to ride front and center with a damsel in distress to secure Cain’s conviction. The problem with this is the dim-witted Dem-donor retains zero credibility with the American people due to her own past actions. Furthermore, Americans are asking: Who is footing the bill for her services, because her client is unemployed and bankrupt?
Additionally, the credibility of at least two of Cain’s accusers is being called into question. Bialek, the accuser hanging off the teat of Allred, has filed for bankruptcy at least twice, is unemployed and never filed formal charges. Similarly, Karen Kraushaar had filed sexual harassment charges at another job, accusing a man of circulating a sexually based e-mail and refusing to submit to her request to work from home. Cain has denied all charges, calling Bialek “troubled” with “financial problems”, adding he would gladly take a lie detector test. However, if last night’s GOP debate is any indication of the people’s confidence in his innocence, there is no need for Cain to trouble himself.
As a voter, unless the left provides substantial proof that Cain is a cad, I will assume Democrats and left-wing media are trying to divert my focus from the current administration’s lack of leadership and spending addiction –a slide of hand if you will. They underestimate my intelligence; no matter their deceptive ploy, I will remember the lying, race-baiting, bullying, inciting, over-regulating, down-graded credit, bailouts, Solyndra, ATF’s egregious behavior, barbaric rhetoric, record high unemployment rate, health mandates, lack of border control, class warfare, and the overall disregard for the people of America –and on election day I will hold the Democratic administration responsible. I am not saying my vote will go to Cain, but I am saying that I will vote for a Billy-goat before I vote to re-elect Obama in 2012.
In a recent change of events, fingers that pointed at Obama sympathizers for the recent Cain scandal turned toward a member of Cain’s own Republican Party –Rick Perry. Accusations against Cain in 1996 for sexual harassment were first reported by left-wing Obama sympathizer Politico last week, which quickly spread like wildfire reaching nearly every news channel in the Nation. Cain is accusing a former staff member, which now resides at the Perry compound, of leaking the information. It is not enough that Democrats and Republicans display egregious behavior toward one another, now Republican Brothers are sabotaging each other –pushing this American voter to the brink of madness.
If these political children are going to behave like juvenile delinquents, they will be viewed accordingly; furthermore, if mass media continues to reinforce this type of inappropriate behavior these sleazy strategies will persist. The regard that once existed for the Democratic process is quickly diminishing with every sleazy, slimy, unethically skewed campaign trick. What happened to civility? If Congress, Presidential candidates, or their staff don’t have any regard or respect for themselves or each other, how am I supposed to fathom they would have the slight bit for me? The narcissistic personality disorders that have commandeered our elected officials prove that an intervention is in order. Am I the only one who realizes that “We the People” are paying to endure these sleazy displays and that “We the People” are the only ones that can put an end to it? Or, am I the only one fed up with the ridiculous, underhanded, barbaric tactics by politicians?
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their Constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.”
This means taking a stand against an organization of brainwashing bullies that have brought this country to the brink of unthinkable disaster –depicting our ‘super-power’ as a ‘super-circus’ filled with weakness and destructive ideals and values. I take my civic obligation seriously, and that obligation prevents me from voting for the lesser ‘evil’ simply for a false sense of patriotism –which means, this year I may invoke my right not to vote. I will NOT support any candidate that behaves in such a low-down sleazy manner. The “right” to vote has become a catch 22 without a solution in sight; because candidates and Congress have their head so far up their own agenda they cannot hear the voice of the people.
Will the fact that I do not vote matter in the totality of the American political plight? Probably not; however, it will release me from being part of the problem and empower the solution. I refuse to contribute to the downfall of my country and fellow Americans. Additionally, instead of showing up at the voting booth to sign a ballot, I may show up with a picket sign stating, “When you listen to me, I will vote for you!” Because, the way it stands at this moment, I will put a flame to my ballot before I put a pen to it. My obligation is to do what is in the best interest of all Americans –not to an inapt government body. Am I angry? Damn right –I am mad as hell, and I am personally not going to take any more of the egregious conduct of my employees –yes, that’s right, elected officials and the President of the United States are my employees as they are yours. And, their lack of work ethics warrants dismissal. How will you show your authority? How will you prove you are the boss? Let us prove it by showing them the way to the unemployment line –you know, the one many Americans have stood in for way to long. And, remember –together we win, divided we fall.
Americans have heard the term
entitlement reform before; previous Presidents and Congresses have spewed that
bull for years. Now, with the American economy in peril, they are at it again.
It is obvious that reform of the entitlement programs will not be accomplished.
For years spending has been out of control and the welfare programs are still
broken beyond repair; furthermore, Medicare seems to be their main target. This
is a program that is PAID into by working Americans –it’s not free. Why are
they not threatening the programs given to below the poverty line Americans
that have NEVER paid into the system? Giving drug addicts, alcoholics, and ‘baby
factories’ continuous aid, enabling them to continue to be addicts, alcoholics,
and producing children they refuse to raise to be productive members of society;
producing an even more entitled society. That’s right –I said it!
In the 80s and 90s, my mother was
considered a ‘Welfare Queen’; working the system, and teaching her children to
do the same (if she had spent as much time working as she did working the
system, she could have paid her own way through life). It seems that times have
not changed much in 2011/2012. The recipients are not the only ones to blame however;
Congress and the entitlement programs are continuing the same destructive
enabling behavior as previous years. And, once again Washington D.C. cannot
bring themselves to put these programs on the chopping block! I am not saying
these programs should be completely eliminated, but I am saying they should be reformed
First and foremost, drug addicts and
alcoholics should only be given entitlements for a max of one year; in this
time they must attend rehab and job training –after that, they are no longer eligible
for benefits, period! Addiction is curable! I was an addict, and now reformed;
I am in college working toward a productive life in a productive society. I am
tired of the coddling system raping the American taxpayer all to support and
enable drug addiction and alcoholism! Granted, there are people that truly need
these programs; it is now time to distinguish between those who are in need of
help and those in need of a swift kick in the ass! It is time to put on your
ass kickin’ boots Congress!
President Obama had this to say
about bringing these programs to the reform table: “This is a matter of
everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to go and then
ultimately getting in that boat at the same time so it doesn’t tip over” (ABC
News, 2011). Well Mr. President, the boat has sunk and American taxpayers are
grabbing for life jackets that just are not there! Somebody in Washington D.C.
needs to grow a pair and fix this ridiculous attempt to be charitable;
furthermore, leave Medicare and our seniors alone –they paid their way!
Additionally, start holding the
medical system accountable for over- charging Medicare and Medicaid; doing unnecessary
tests, lab work, and over prescribing narcotics to already addicted recipients.
And, just in case you don’t know –one extra-strength Tylenol does not cost $12!
These medical practices drive up health care costs for everyone else and it
needs to stop today! Or, would you rather push ‘grandma’ off a cliff so you no
longer have to pay her Medicare? We must gain control over these over-charging
practices before no American can afford health care or medication. Grandma and
Grandpa should not have to eat cat food so they can pay for their heart
Furthermore Congress, why don’t you
consider paying your own health insurance and retirement, and come down to the
economic plight with the rest of us. Taxpayers spend more to support our
ever-growing government that we do anything else! It is a job not a career;
when you get out of office –get a job like everyone else! We are tired of
paying a lifetime monetary value for your short time in office. And, if you
want to take Air Force one for a joy-ride, pay for the fuel yourself! That
would be a viable start to debt reform! Stop the tyranny –or your terms WILL be
News. (2011, February 15). GOP to Obama on entitlement reform: No seriously,
Boehner is continuing to stand firm on his refusal to agree to President Obama’s
debt reduction plan; his stubbornness reinforced by Tea Party activists and “ideological
freshman” in the Republican caucus. “In West Chester, Ohio –Tea Party activists
demanded House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner deliver on budget cuts
at a rally on Monday at his Ohio offices, urging the Republican leader to “stand
strong” in debt negotiations” (MSNBC, 2011). No wonder he is standing his
political ground, if he falters in his position he may lose his seat. “The Tea
Party movement, which advocates limited government, was vital to Republican
gains in last year’s congressional elections, helping them gain the majority in
the House that resulted in Boehner taking the speakership” (MSNBC, 2011). This
firm stand however, may cost the GOP the 2012 election.
The reason for
this analysis is: President Obama is taking pain-staking measures to publically
blame the Republican party for the stalled debt talks; making sure the American
people see him as willing to compromise for the ‘sake’ of the American people. If
one thinks of this in terms of election 2012, most of America’s population is
middle class, poor (on entitlements or government programs), or military –that is
a majority vote in the eyes of a future Presidential candidate; moreover, the
rest of the population is minority votes that usually sway Democrat. “Neither
party is blameless,” said the President” (MSNBC, 2011). This was a smart political
statement for Obama; history has proven that the American people
respect responsibility. Similarly, continuing to stress that the Republican
Party wants Medicare and Medicaid cut to the extreme, causing hardship for the
biggest majority of Americans is equally strategic.
obviously peeved at the Presidents blame game and accusations tells the media
Monday night, “I want you to know I made a sincere effort to work with the
President…even when we thought we might be close on an agreement, the President’s
demands changed” (MSNBC, 2011). Boehner clearly holding the President
responsible for the debt talks breakdown, he goes on to suggest, “The sad truth
is that the President wanted a blank check six months ago, and he wants a blank
check today…that is just not going to happen” (MSNBC, 2011). One thing is
certain however, if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, 2011, America
will default; this will cause widespread consequences that the American people
and Government are not ready to deal with.
With all the
cutting, raising, debating, and promising that is done in Washington, these
politicians have never once suggested a pay cut for themselves, or layoffs in
the political genre, or cutting out paid insurance for them and their families.
Well, this writer received an e-mail today and I found it interesting to say
the least; it is one certain way to save the taxpayers’ money and help balance
the budget. I am not certain of the original author, but, in the e-mail it said
“if you agree pass it along”; this is my way of passing it along –as I believe
this is a viable start. Let me know what you think of this idea and why.
“Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. No Tenure / No
Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay
when they are out of office.
2. Congress (past,
present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the
Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress
participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
*3. Congress can
purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
*4. Congress will
no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower
of CPI or 3%.
*5. Congress loses
their current health care system and participates in the same health care
system as the American people.
*6. Congress must
equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
*7. All contracts
with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. ****The American
people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these
contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The
Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
term(s), then go home and back to work.
*If each person
contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most
people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
*THIS IS HOW YOU
FIX CONGRESS!!!!!*” (unknown author, generated e-mail, 2011)