Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Suspending the Spending: America’s 2011 War on Spending


There are three major battles to be fought in the War on Spending. Emulating the Lefts’ fondness of word crafting maybe “War on Spending” should be called “Domestic Monetary Defecation Containment” to more accurately describe the engagement between conservatives and liberal philosophies taking place in Wasting-A-Ton, D.C.  

2011 FY Budget

The first battle engagement was been fought to clean up the irresponsible pile of poop that the Democrats left on America’s doorstep in the form of a no-budget for the FY 2010 budget. In other words, the 111th Congress neglected its responsibility and never produced a FY 2010 budget. It was a Congress which was too busy spending taxpayer’s hard-earned money during 2010.  At the beginning of the 112th Congress after an overwhelming vote the previous November which fired 25% of Congress, the GOP out of the gate extensively debated and passed HR 1, which would fund government for the remaining 7 months of the what should have been FY 2010 budget.

The Democratic Congress and the Democratic President fiddled and diddled and diddled some more. They ended up proposing nothing. The Democrats did what the do best they squawked and the balked and they tried to blow the House down. Kicking and screaming the Democrats finally “gave into” a paltry pittance, 1% budget cut in spending for FY 2010. To quote V.P. Biden, a big “*@?#+) deal!” Yippee! Hooray!

Who won the first battle in the “War on Spending?” I don’t know, but I do know who lost. It was the American people ,because 1 % should have been at least 10 or 20 times that amount! $38 Billion out of $3,850 Billion is: _______________ Fill in the Blank

a.                   Nothing
b.                  Insufficient
c.                   A Joke
d.                  All the above

2012 FY Budget

The second battle begins by a shot fired by a Congressman from Wisconsin, the site of Governor Walker, renewed reason and rationality. Congressman Paul Ryan proposed cutting the budget by $6.2 Trillion dollars. Today Dear Leader, the increasingly controversial and unpopular President Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama proposed merely half of that amount in spending cuts ($3 Trillion) and another cool $1 Trillion in tax increases. Originally our illustrious TelePrompTed President’s 2012FY Budget included no spending curtailment. So apparently, the President thinks he can fool a large number of Americans again, that he has moved to the center by his grand spending plan. So I guess “$4 Trillion over Twelve Years” is better than nothing? This battle rages.

Raising the Debt Ceiling, or Not

The third battle is looming on the mid May horizon - whether or not Congress approves the raising of the roof over the growing bean stalk of a debt ceiling. Do we sit back and let the Congress continue to spend what it does not have with impunity for what we do not need, or do we get serious about addressing the Federal Deficit once and for all Americans and stop wasteful spending?

The next few months will be interesting to watch this War develop and the Great Campaigner’s lack of leadership when it comes to this War on Spending (“Domestic Monetary Defecation Containment.”)

1 comment:

  1. The American people are very aware of the financial mess we the people are in. You are saying it too! We should be aware; we are the one’s paying for the fiscal recklessness and corruption of our government. Oligarch CORPORATE media, everyone in Congress and the President are all talking about the trillions of dollars in debt. They are all talking about deficit spending and living within our means. They all say we have to get “spending under control” now that the masses, especially the Tea Party, Democrats and Independents, have shown their disgust with the whole mess.
    Yes, they are all talking about it, but what exactly are they saying? What is missing from their lip service and from your passionate and true post is that the budgets from both parties for 2012 continue to fund the wars and give tax cuts to the war profiteers on the backs of the American people. Neither budget does a damn thing to stop spending because they all fund the wars. Not content with the taxes Congress is pillaging from us to give to the oligarchs they serve, they have “borrowed” from Social Security too! Did you know that?
    The Tea Party just got clobbered with the 2011 budget! What about that debt ceiling? The Tea Party is going to get kicked in the teeth with the whole “balanced budget” amendment because Congress continues to fund the wars!
    You know what else is missing from your post? Haven’t you noticed? In your heart don’t you know it already? Our problem is not a Democrat/liberal problem, conservative/ Republican or Tea Party problem. Our problem is a corruption problem in a country with elected leaders, on their knees giving blow jobs to an oligarchy, a ruling class. The United State has become the Land of Kings; the land of corporate Kings who buy, yes buy Congress. We vote the whores into office and once they get there they serve the highest bidder, the pimp that pays the most.
    The government of the United States does not represent the American people. Congress does not represent the people. It represents the oligarchs. The way campaign finance and elections are structured, the American people cannot take back their government by voting. A once proud and free people have been reduced to serfdom.
    You should, we should, all do our part to unite with one message instead of being divided by politicians and oligarch media. That is also missing in your post and I am sure that you take this into account as you go forward in your fight to stop the pillaging of the American people. Your work is important and you are not AWOL as are so many. The message should be one of unity against a common enemy of all the American people regardless of party. That enemy is corruption and funding of oligarchs that take from us to give to give to them. I love your site.