About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Responses - Fire The Night Watchman

Yesterday's Fire The Night Watchman message was very well received as evidenced by a frequent contributor writing "Very, very good.  Could not do better myself."  There actually is another half to the Night Watchman  message re the Department of Energy that I will share soon.
The above photo was sent to us with the note "This financial crisis is forcing State and local agencies to make some tough decisions.  If things continue for much longer, there's a real risk that we may have to lay off Jose."
Another subscriber to ReturnToExcellence.net, writing under the pen name John Q. Taxpayer, responded with the message below highlighting arithmetically exactly how unserious BO is about government spending cuts:
"It is time to Bite the bullet---We need to cut expenses. I hope you will participate & do your part. 
The President ordered his cabinet to cut a $100 million from the $3.5 trillion federal budget.
I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I believe we should do the same with our personal budgets. If you spend about $2000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc, it's time to get out the budget cutting ax, go line by line through your expenses, and cut back!
To make the cuts at exactly the same ratio as the President -1/35,000 of your total budget. You will have to cut your spending by SIX CENTS!
Yes, you're going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that's what sacrifice is all about. You'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries. (Did the prez actually think no one would do the math?)
John Q. Taxpayer"

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