Last November Americans voted to flip the House over on its progressive liberal head and put grownups in charge of the nation’s purse strings. They also put a serious conservative tilt on the Senate.
To anyone with a modicum of common sense the message was clear: hope and change means the American dream, not working your ass off so someone else doesn’t have to.
But finally, with someone at the helm who has made a living off the taxpayer teat his whole life and spent the first two years of his presidency throwing the Constitution under the bus, America has now finally gotten up the courage to stare straight into the eyes of the monster birthed by progressives some 76 years ago: we’ve run out of other people’s money. So the topic of the day has been the debt ceiling and the games have begun.
But like most of what we pay Washington politicians to do, it’s pointless. There is no need to default on our debt, nor on things like Social Security and Medicare payments. What we wouldn’t be able to pay for are all the unnecessary services that have accumulated like rats in a dumpster over the last 76-odd years, the vast majority of which are unconstitutional anyway.
Here is a chart put out by the administration’s bailout buddy, AIG, that demonstrates this in black and white:
To us regular folks (who can’t possibly understand or be bothered with something as Big And Important as the national debt) the chart points out the obvious: decisions have to be made on how to spend the money left over after we pay the mortgage and utilities. Do we opt out of that daily cuppa joe at Starbucks (grants for “cowboy poetry”) or do we skip a trip to Kohl’s for clothing we don’t really need anyway (Marie Antoinette…errrr…Michelle Obama’s staff)? The choices are endless and some decisions save us more money than others but like Dave Ramsey is fond of saying, it’s “beans and rice and rice and beans” until you get your debt paid off so the non-essentials have to go.
President Walking Eagle repeatedly scolded we should eat peas we can’t afford on our rice-and-beans budget and threatened to withhold Social Security checks but as the chart shows it’s just an empty threat and the kind he makes solely try to and gain political points. I don’t think the American people are buying it, though, because the more he tries to blame those who’ve taken the time to put a budget down in black-and-white the more his approval rating continues to plummet and it now sits happily below his disapproval rating, earning him the new monicker of President Lame Duck. And the American people aren’t missing the fact he’s illegally using federal property to film campaign ads, either. Nor does it go unnoticed that we’re paying his bloated staff to help run his 2012 re-election campaign.
Another sign of what is either cluelessness or simply willful ignorance from those “best and brightest” in Washington of the people’s intentions in the November election is Tax-Cheat Timmy’s statement that he “never thought they would take it [raising the debt ceiling] this close to the edge”. Is it because when a Democrat-majority Congress fails to pass a budget for well over 800 days you get used to seeing the limit raised on the credit card without any questions?
I don’t expect Tax-Cheat Timmy expected the nation’s credit rating would be downgraded when the debt ceiling was raised without addressing the underlying issue of continued overspending, either. So remind me again: exactly why is this clueless man in charge of the Treasury?
Oh yeah, for the same reason President Lame Duck threw off his Jimmy Carter cardigan and danced at a reelection campaign fundraiser he called his 50th birthday party. Said party paid for in part, of course, by our hard-earned tax dollars.
Demonstrating yet again that the only thing first class about progressive liberals is their hypocrisy.