Posts Tagged ‘Government Spending’

Tea Party To GOP Establishment: Where are the cuts?

The phrase; “We need to work together, in a bi-partisan manner, to get things done” is a nice sounding, focus group tested, little sound bite, which usually draws applause from constituents on all sides of the political spectrum, but what does it really mean? Well, it really means that the political class wants to come together to pass new legislation, the purpose of which is to grow the size and scope of government, institute new taxes and fees, pass new regulations or create another unaccountable bureaucracy, which is what politicians do and what most of the ruling class think their job is. This is not what Tea Party backed representatives were elected to do. As a matter of fact, this is just the opposite of what Tea Party backed representatives were elected to do.

Does John Boehner actually think the Tea Party sent representatives to congress so they could negotiate with Democrats to increase the size and scope of Government and capitulate to Obama’s “Tax and Spend” agenda? The TEA in Tea party literally means “Taxed Enough Already”. Where are the cuts, Congressman Boehner? I’m referring to real cuts, not faux cuts, like smaller increases in growth. An increase is not a cut, no matter how you “slice” it. Where is the effort to decrease the size of scope of government and eliminate our massive debt? When was the last time politicians actually eliminated a government agency or decreased the size and reach of the Federal government? In the past, politicians have cut taxes, but they didn’t cut spending. They just ballooned the debt. These destructive policies must end.

The U.S. debt is now over 17 Trillion dollars. I just used this calculator to determine how much of the debt I owe, which is: $175,811. Please feel free to calculate the amount you owe. The average American citizen is now on the hook for approximately $120,000. This kind of outrageous debt is obviously unsustainable.

We all need to realize that there needs to be measurable decreases in the size of government or the entire system is going to collapse. Kicking the can down the road is not a strategy to solve this crisis. The Tea Party sounded the alarm but were demonized by the left, the right and the media. The demonetization needs to end. Politicians and voters need to face up to the crisis at our door and do something about it now, before it’s too late.

Obama Calls For More Spending After First Stimulus Failed Miserably

As expected, Obama called for another round of stimulus spending during his much ballyhooed “Jobs Speech” before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night.

Obama proposed $450 billion in new spending while announcing the so called “American Jobs Act”, but as usual, he gave few details on how or when the new speeding would be “paid for”. According to Obama, the “rich” will be taxed more. But, who defines “rich”? If the “rich” are those making 200K or more a year, that would mean taxing small businesses, at the time we should be incentivizing small businesses. Obama went on to engage in an incomprehensible, out of both sides of the mouth, disgusting display of class warfare that brought forth a well deserved round of load moans from conservatives in the chamber.

Obama referred to the new spending as being “targeted” and I’m sure that will be the case. Just as with the first stimulus, it will be targeted to bail out liberal states whose public sector unions and their political cronies have bankrupted their treasury with ridiculous benefits and Cadillac pension/health care plans. The only jobs this stimulus will save is unionized government jobs, at the very time in our history that big government bureaucracy should be cut.