Thursday, September 19, 2013
President Obama just stated that raising our debt ceiling does not raise the debt.
Absolutely true. The man has spoken truth.
The debt ceiling is an arbitrary limit on deficit spending as determined by Congress. It is supposed to prevent the federal government from spending us into ruin.
What raises the national debt is the federal government spending money we don't have. And history has proved that the federal government will spend any money it can get its hands on. Always.
When Congress raises the debt ceiling, the federal government will spend it's way to it quickly.
And Congress has - over 100 times - raised the debt ceiling, allowing more and more deficit spending. That's why we are in debt almost 18 trillion dollars*.
So, the president - by not explaining the entire situation but only commenting about a small - but correct - part of it, once again sounds presidential and knowledgeable. But only to the non-thinking.
To those who can see beyond the endless 30-second sound bites, President Obama has once again demonstrated his skill at using a smidgen of truth to make himself seem the adult in the room, the fearless leader, the wise mentor.
But he is none of those. The sad part of it all is that Congress will continue to allow him to play his wholly destructive game of transformation.
A very willing Congress, I might add.
*America will never manage to pay off this incredible debt. National bankruptcy is the only course left.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Federal government protection from terrorist attacks.
Works well, does it not?
Every time I see another re-run of ex-president Bush on TV telling us all how he was going to protect us Americans from terrorism, I see the destroyed towers with their thousands of dead and can only conclude that Bush and the government failed miserably and totally to save anybody on 9-11, even with all the billions and billions that had already spent by our government and its supposed legions of agents here and around the world tasked with America's security.
Nobody in our massive government saw 9-11. coming.
Nobody in our massive government saw any danger with Major Hidal Malik Hassan at Fort Hood.
Nobody in our massive government saw a problem with the Boston brothers - the pressure cooker bombers - even with all manner of warning signs
Nobody in our massive government saw Benghazi as a threat, even with all manner of warnings.
Seems nobody in our massive government sees or hears anything that could result in stopping actual terrorist attacks, although they claim to have stopped dozens and dozens of attacks, which they can't tell us about... security reasons don't you know.
Based on the government's track record on real terrorist attacks, I tend to laugh at the claims they make on all the ones they can't talk about. If they can't protect us from the big, well organized and well planned attacks like 9-11, tell me how we can believe them about any other attacks.
But everybody in our massive government is sure good at keeping a close watch on us American citizens, most of whom couldn't manage to make a firecracker bomb.
Apparently, our massive government is not afraid of terrorists.
So perhaps this terrorist threat so endlessly drummed on by our massive government is not at all what they claim.