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.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Responses - Debt Ceiling Bill - Just Another Compromise

Thanks to all of the responses & phone calls I received re the subject message.  With people like all of you America still has a chance to defeat our enemies – both foreign & domestic.  I provide below three messages that shows the passion I wish everyone  had & worked for. 

Response #1 is from a frequent contributor & business owner who worked his heart out for his family; #2 is from a retired school teacher in Illinois who takes heart in the possible Senate caucus I describe; & #3 is from a former NJ congressional candidate – a person for whom I have the greatest personal respect – he was honored exactly one year ago tonight – August 3, 2010 @ an event I billed "Candidates' Night" – see report of August 4, 2010 on ReturnToExcellence.net.

---Response #1---

Doug:  I really enjoyed reading you overview of the recent ceiling vote along with the associated rhetoric designed to twist our arms till we cried uncle.

I commend those leaders who hung tough.  It takes courage to be true to your convictions. I can only imagine the pressure our new congressmen were under to "go along". Many Americans, like myself, worked hard and risked everything we had to start our businesses including working aro und the clock. We sacrificed our families for success. Now, we are the greedy, the selfish, America's bad people who can afford to pay more taxes and resist.  I am only trying to keep what I have earned.  Is that a sin? When I vote for leaders I do not concern myself with the college they went to, the fraternity they belonged to or the significance of their last name. I want to know if they were educated at the University of Self-employment - that's the fraternity I belong to.

One commentary note: The people of Arizona should be ashamed of themselves for electing John McCain.  He has done more damage to the Republican Party than any Senator in recent memory.

---Response #2---

It is discouraging. The bright light in your message is the Senate caucus that is forming! There is some hope!

---Response #3--- 

The Republicans wimped out again. Particularly disappointing was Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor's affirmative vote on increasing the debt ceiling. I called Rep Ryan's office to clarify the Congressman's position.

A few months back Rep Ryan to great fanfare introduced his plan to reduce spending. His plan would have prioritized how and what the federal government does with the revenues they receive. Voting down the increase of the debt ceiling would have made the federal government prioritize how the revenue is disbursed, precisely what the Congressman's plan called for.

And yet he voted to raise the debt and kick the problem down the road, in short selling the people of America into financial slavery to those who buy our debt. His aide said she didn't know how to respond. I told her not to worry, our objective will now be to make sure Mr. Ryan, and the Boehner's and McConnell's lose in the next election.

I called Mr. Cantor's office with similar results.

Keep in mind that last fall the Republicans stated they were going to draw a line in the sand and hold firm on government spending and on the debt ( along with de-funding ObamaCare).  And true to form, they collapsed like the whimpering cowards they are.

Also say goodbye to dreams of de-funding ObamaCare, these cowards have made clear that they have no such intention. They will be good little obedient boys at the mercy of Obama and the Democrats. The only question we should have for them is what dress size do they wear?

Their claim that they needed to soothe the financial markets is total nonsense. The "markets" knew they would cave and vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling, instead of having to reduce spending to either the seniors, welfare programs or corporate welfare. Simply put, they won't do this as it may jeopardize their re-election. After all, their only real concern is to get themselves re-elected and hope and pray (the only time prayer is acceptable) that they and their pensions get out before "D" day hits.

And the market promptly dropped 265 points. The reason? Simply, the "markets" know the United States has no way to pay back all this debt without printing more fiat money, also known as counterfeiting. But never fear, in a couple of days the market will begin to rationalize why it was a good move to increase the debt ceiling. After all, Wall Street's Christmas bonuses are just around the corner.

Bottom line. Anyone who voted for this bill should be voted out of office.

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