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.
TRICK OR TREAT?
This is very sad, but not only has the Government let the people and businesses down in this country, we have let the businesses and country down ourselves as citizens. My wife and I are buy American fanatics, considered to be to the extreme by friends and family. This Christmas, we are offering a gift card to the family recipient that they can use anywhere, or a savings bond. We are getting the youngest one's a outfit, and a game, both USA made. We absolutely refuse to buy imported gifts. On a small excursion into Maryland, we found a discount store in a ugly building with a huge American flag on the front.. Inside, we found American made products were marked with a white sticker, and imported with a red one. I found tools, plumbing and wiring supplies, all American made. At the checkout there were slips and a box, so if you bought an imported item, but knew of an American manufacturer, they wanted to know to obtain the product. VERY impressive store, and prices were great,
We recently joined a online group that wants all citizens to not purchase anything not American made from 11-1 to 12-1. If it works, they will notify the major stores they have until June 1st to stock American made product, then the boycott will be permanent. Small businesses could then have the confidence to expand with our support, and create thousands of jobs. Anything you need to survive, medicine, food products, medical equipment, by all means buy. We were all taught in school about the great depression, and the World War era shortages that had people standing in lines for necessities. They suffered so future generation could have it better. In current America, we worry about our childrens future's, but refuse to act to save what remaining jobs are left. We've become a materialistic society, putting the electronic devices, and stuff we don't need over our future. Why can't we as citizens take a stand now, and attempt to give our children a future. If we all stuck together, with our purchasing power, the stores would be stocked with American made product in no time. The companies who decided to remain here would produce here. Our children would have jobs, the tax base restored, many problem's solved. My guess is it won't work. Large stores will lower their price on the imported junk, people will be attacking each other trying to get it, and who really cares about our kids future. We do.......
If such does occur, Obama must be perp marched out of the White House, and into Jail to stand trial for imediate impeachment, and the impeachment must result in his being permanently removed from the Presidency. Failure to do this, means I will no longer be a taxpayer until an all new party is sworn in. Can't be the Democrats as they are all as guilty as Obama. They should have stopped him.