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
c. A Joke
d. All the above
2012 FY Budget
The second battle begins by a shot fired by a Congressman from
, 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. Wisconsin
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.”)