Monday evening, millions of Americans will take their children out for the time-honored tradition of trick or treat. Most Americans will celebrate Halloween. Some who object to Halloween will instead have a “fall festival.” Whether it be a fall festival or Halloween, children in costumes will run around, shouting, “trick or treat,” receiving candy and squealing with delight.
Unfortunately, as those children receive tools for the biggest sugar rush of the year, they will be blissfully unaware of the real trick that is being played on them and their parents.
What is that trick?
On October 31st, as children play in their costumes and get candy, the national debt of America will exceed our gross domestic product.
In other words, we are broke and those children who are running around happy, are oblivious to the fact the leadership of our country has destroyed their future prosperity and possibly their future freedom.
Any person who has ever gotten in over their head can tell you if you owe more than you make, you can’t pay it off and meet your other obligations. America does have obligations. The first obligation of the government is to defend America. The common defense is one of the few duties specifically named in the Constitution.
Unfortunately the national debt is going to make paying for defense very difficult. Our politicians would rather spend money, bribing the American people for their reelection than doing what needs to be done.
Spending and borrowing beyond your means is a recipe for disaster. It is true at the personal level and it is also true at the national level. To ignore that is not just foolish it is malicious.
It is lunacy when even basic; common sense proposals to reduce spending cannot get through Congress. Replacing paper dollars with one-dollar coins would save billions. That bill languishes in Congress. On Tea Party Nation, I have mentioned dozens of times the report from the General Accounting Office, released in February outlining hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, fraud and duplicated services in the government. Almost nine months have passed since that report was issued. Congress has not cut a single cent of that waste.
Billions of dollars are being funneled into “Green energy” boondoggles, and billions more are being sent by America in the form of loan guarantees to help other nations develop their energy resources, while America voluntarily commits energy suicide.
In Obama’s stimulus program, billions were simply wasted. In West Virginia, $25,000 in stimulus money was spent to have a lawyer write two sentences showing that weatherization contracts had been reviewed. The lawyer claimed a staggering four hours of work.
We have seen the future of unrestrained borrowing. It is called Greece.
The Greek economy is now in a death spiral that the nation cannot escape.
The Obama, Pelosi, Reid axis of fiscal evil wants to spend more money and borrow more money to pay for their insane spending. It is not like this is unprecedented. We have the precedent. It is Europe and we have seen what has happened in Greece, Portugal and Spain.
This Monday, American children will play games and enjoy trick or treat. Unfortunately for them, the trick the Party of Treason is playing on them will come due and unless we do something to change things, they will not ever know the prosperity their parents and grandparents enjoyed.
Common wisdom for every household: never spend more than you earn. Translation for the federal government: slash 45 percent of the federal budget!
fire 10 million federal workers--put them OUT ON THE STREET!
abolish Dept of Energy and Education.
abolish farm subsidies.
Also, repeal the Congressional Budget and Impound Control Act of 1974. This would eliminate baseline budgeting and replace it with zero-based budgeting. With baseline budgeting it is virtually impossible to balance the budget.
Balance the budget now!
You folks are missing a huge part of the puzzle. In the founders plan, the states were to remain strong and the central gov weak sticking only to its enurmerated powers as set forth in the constitution. We must all be involved in our state legislatures to force them into getting a back bone to use the full power of the 9th & 10th amendment. Each state must stop accepting grants and federal bribes and stand on its own. We should repeal the 17th amendment and once again make senators accountable to the state legislature who would have the power of RECALL for those senators who fail to stand for we the people.
The states must embrace the power of nullification for any unconstitutional law or mandate. That idea was founded by Jefferson and Madison.
In our state we have a network of 70 groups throughout the state of tea parties and 9/12s. We are involved in legislation and acting as citizen lobbyists. It has not been easy, but we are seeing some rewards for our hard work.
I agree with both John and JS. There is not one politician in either party willing to turn down "free money". They sell their political souls to the fed.
Remember earlier this summer how someone on FB started a post-it note campaign, something to the effect of putting on gas pumps/in grocery stores--"How's that hope and change working out for you?"
May be we should consider making post-its again and attach them to/hand them out with the candy and say something like, "Enjoy your childhood while you can because our government has destroyed your future!" Or how about "Here's your treat but it's no trick how our government has destroyed our country."
Just a suggestion--anyone have something better/catchier to write I'd welcome the ideas!
Our government is perhaps more corrupt than the mafia. We asume their competence to our peril. We know the mafia is a criminal organization. The government is thought to be honest. Its corruption is more sinister.
Look at Solyndra. One of the more classic examples of crony capitalism ( corruption ). Cast off as a bad bet with the citizens money. A mobster would go to jail.
The best way to change the downward momentum is to do our talking with our votes as we started doing in 2010 and enlightening other voters to do the same.
We have to step up our Tea Party rallies, holding local political positions(precinct captains, poll watchers, county chair) and outreach programs to awaken other voters.
It can't but your lead to believe that? DID NOT GET THE GOVERNMENT MEMO?
TO; THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
No Matter What I say, No Matter What I do, If the Government says It will help you.... simply believe it and let me do the driving!
Barrack (Barry) Obama
Your Supreme Leader!
" SCREW YOU!