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This is such a dog and pony show!! I have been watching this Congressional crap for days. Then the President comes out with his backdrop of middle-income people for a publicity stunt.
The war mongers coming out saying the military will be cut to shreds. I don’t believe that because they will be able to cut back on bases that are no longer needed. Or even pull out of areas that don’t want us there anyway, except for the money we give them. Another story.
None of these congressmen (perhaps a few) want to do anything except pad their own pockets. Even the President decided Congress was doing such a good job of drama he gave them a raise!! Whoopee.
Let the g-damn fiscal cliff go over the edge and at least we might see some spending cuts. The Senate, not the House, hasn’t managed to pass a budget in 4 years. Since when don’t we take care of our household budgets? Not the Congress, they apparently don’t need one and just keep printing money.
If there is anyone on the Congressional Hill reading this meager post … stick to your guns and don’t give in to increasing the debt ceiling and not cutting spending. Stop letting these guys SPEND more money!!! Look, no matter what the panic is to date (there have been many) let these cuts happen. This Congress cannot get a grip on reality and maybe if the cliff happens perhaps both the populace and Congress will GET IT.
Why do we need a crisis? Congress, particularly the Senate and ol’ Harry should have paid attention to a few things the House has put on their table back in May and even before. Duh.
I’m an independent and today’s Supreme Court ruling on health care totally depressed me. But I am not surprised by it either. I have a slightly different take on this ruling. While all the political pun-dents out there have been raising hell on behalf of both political points of view. None of them ever gave tax a thought. All the media said was that Congress and the President couldn’t call the mandate a tax because it would never get past the Supreme Court. HA, isn’t that what they just did?
What a joke, I think those corrosive, political, elites had this as the goal all along. I think that all three branches of this government have been corrupted. Congress, Justices and the Executive branches are just no better than the unions, crooked giant corporations, wall street and the lobbyists.
They are all in it for power and control. And we, the people, pay through the nose. The above are such hypocrites because they always make sure they have all the luxuries that they feel entitled to. Just think about it, Congress, Justices and the Executive don’t have to have Obama Care. They have their own first class form of insurance. Through them the unions and corrupt giant corporations get waivers. And, not to eliminate lobbyists and wall street, they just get their pockets so stuffed with federal money they can pay for pretty much anything they want. Oh, poop, I almost forgot the elite rich can even afford to give up their citizenship.
Taxing like this will only play right into the United Nation’s global agenda, my personal opinion. Because if these political elites can call a mandate a tax, what else can they tax? How about charging us on AIR! Oh, well, you breath don’t you? Carbon taxes with the international community looks ever closer.
This country has cities and states going bankrupt and this (our) government is hell bent on charging the population more money by taxation! The progressives don’t care about stuffing this crap down our throats. No wonder this administration has added thousands of IRS agents to their payrolls. They had to so the revenue from this Obama Care plan can be collected. Rest assured, the IRS will add loop holes to give friends around whatever part of the medical tax they don’t like.
These progressive government elitists have already forced seniors onto medicare. If you draw social security, you will loose money to medicare at age 65. Then progressives mandated that all small children must have medical coverage. Let’s not forget the poor, medicaid, everyone pays that too. My thought is that this very big bailout for the insurance companies known as Obama Care is just another way to get the rest of the population into the fold. Which, now, they have done.
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Sadly, I remember when George Bush Sr. made the creepy statement “New World Order”. I think this, once, Great Country is there now. I pray every day it can be changed back. I want our leaders to go back to the Constitution.
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Elections & Primaries – Mostly Dog and Pony Show!
I’m sad to say that I think the Presidential Primary Elections have become, what I would call, a dog and pony show! It doesn’t matter what party you are listening to either. This long drawn out Republican Primary is just about as bad as the last Democratic Primary. We get all kinds of promises and once the winners are installed into office the shit hits the fan. Everything they promised is tossed out the window when they are in the Washington Beltway! Primaries are big business for the all the media outlet pun-dents too. And, because of this, the campaign costs have become enormous!
I have been voting for a long time and I have gotten more and more disillusioned every 2 years. I am weary of voting for City, State and Federal officials that really don’t take into account the betterment of the American way of life. I really think that they are all handing us a bill of goods and are (both parties) trying to get rid of Capitalism. One party just does it slower than the other. Does anyone even care about American freedom any longer? I wonder. Just look at the 10,000 or so new regulations this Administration has put out there. Pretty soon they will be regulating when I’m allowed to take a shit. Heck, what has it been 3 years and those jokers in DC, many States and lots of Cities CAN NOT balance a budget??? Where did they go to school, were they ever in math class?
The checks and balances of this government have been turned upside down. Cities take money from their State and are beholden. States take money from the Federal government and they are beholden. Then people take money from all of these entities and then the people don’t want to give up anything because they now feel entitled. It is a vicious cycle. Then the corruption flourishes.
I’m not a rocket scientist so I don’t really understand how the elites draw the electoral lines. That is something that has been a mystery to me for a very long time and, quite frankly, I think most elected officials prefer my stupidity because then there is less likelihood of too many questions about the methods they use from people like me. I’ve even tried to call and write email to talk show hosts because I just don’t understand the legalese that dot gov’s provide on the internet.
All I know is that this is the first time in at least 10 years that one of my local representatives has opposition to his seat. I can’t tell you the countless times that I have gone to the voting booth to write myself in on the ballot because he was running unopposed. I didn’t want his winning to be a landslide! As I see it, officials have made wards, sectors, or whatever you want to call it so that someone has a seat for life.
Primaries, don’t even get me started. I mean only viable 2 parties (who wrote that rule), and the establishment is not giving that up! You have many declared Candidates in a Presidential Election and because the state you live in has crazy, not understandable rules, you can only vote for the selected two. If you are not affiliated with either the democratic or republican party and say you consider yourself an independent you cannot even participate in the so called primary. Would anyone in DC consider a Primary for Independents? Not!
Quite frankly, I think with each election cycle the Congressional Parties have decided who they want to support and just do this dog and pony show to make it look like there are options. That way us schmucks, working in the real world, think there is a choice. They all want the pollsters and the electorate numbers to match up in the end.
It makes me so sad that I have lost faith in the whole election process at many levels but I sure don’t want socialism, a dictator, marxism or communism. What is a person to do? I’ve seen to much history to know better. Oh, I’ll go vote again it is my duty and just hope for the best.
Okay, I’ll cease my thoughts for today. I know this post has been all over the place but it is hard to focus when so many things are going wrong with this Beautiful Country of the United States.
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