Archive for December, 2010
“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.” – Davy Crockett
(1786-1836) American hunter, frontiersman, soldier and politician
$3,220,103,625,307.29….no, a rat’s not doing a tap dance on my number keys, that’s what the rats in congress have spent THIS YEAR.
Thank’s Mr. President and thank you Congress…for spending ten grand of my money!
Let’s see, is our current congress on the spendthrift side? They’ve only blown more money than all the congresses before…combined. How ludicrous is that? One more time, MORE MONEY THAN ALL THE OTHER CONGRESSES COMBINED! Three point two trillion.
This from the Patriot Update:
111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined: $10,429 Per Person in U.S.
December 28, 2010
The federal government has accumulated more new debt–$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.
That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.
The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has out-stripped its nearest competitor, the 110th, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt.
During the 110th Congress—which, according to the Clerk of the House, officially convened on Jan. 4, 2007 and adjourned on Jan. 4, 2009–the national debt increased $1.957 trillion. When that Congress adjourned less than two years ago, it claimed the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history. As it turned out, however, its record did not last long.
It’s been pretty obvious to me why Obama hasn’t released his birth certificate, his school records, or many of the official documents I find so necessary for ANY political candidate to release, much less a presidential candidate, …it’s because we’ll prove them false or that he’s embarrassed about them. Why not otherwise? I still find it astounding that even the most bleeding of liberals didn’t say, “hey, let’s see the stuff?” Now, even the most blockheaded of liberals, the “he sends a chill up my leg” Chris Matthews is beginning to wonder…keep it up Chris, “let’s see the stuff?”
This from visiontoamerica.org:
Chris Matthews Asks Obama to Release Birth Certificate
Chris Matthews, the anchor of MSNBC’s “Hardball” program, is now calling for Barack Obama to release his original, long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate to put to rest any doubts about the president’s constitutional eligibility to hold office.
On last night’s edition of his show, Matthews stated: “I am not a birther. I am an enemy of the birthers.” But he continued with the questions, “Why doesn’t the president just say, ‘Send me a copy right now?’ Why doesn’t Gibbs and Axelrod say, ‘Let’s just get this crappy story dead?’ Why not do it? … If it exists, why not put it out?”
Matthews was joined by Clarance Page of the Chicago Tribune and David Corn of Mother Jones, who both agreed with the call for Obama to publicly release the document, which to this point has remained under wraps.
Now that we’re coming into a period where the balance of power–Administrative, Judicial, Legislative—hopefully have different aims and goals, there’s hope that we can stop, or at least slow, this freight train of entitlement thinking that’s permeated the federal government for the last few decades. And it’s not been just the liberals at fault, the conservatives have been culpable as well.
And entitlement is the wrong word. Few that receive the federal largess are actually “entitled.” Rather they are the chosen, and chosen not necessarily because of need, but rather because of greed. Not just greed on their parts, but greed on the part of politicians wanting to buy votes and to guarantee their place in office by buying votes…with your money and mine.
This is an old rant of mine, but its one you’ll hear time and time again if you join us on this blog as I think it’s the primary problem in this country. Entitlement, i.e. giving away money for personal gain. It’s what’s broken California and by far the majority of other states. Rather than use their position in government to create jobs, it’s been used to create a whole new class of Americans whose poster child is not a child at all but rather a welfare mama who creates children out of love, and not for love of the child but for love of the $1,800 a month that child is worth in government handouts. For the love of sitting on ones fat ass watching the soaps rather than doing a little honest work.
We’re coming into a new year, and hopefully a new time. A time when hard working, self reliant, freedom loving Americans will rise up and say enough. God knows, it’s enough.
“All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals.” – John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) 6th US President