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.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Response - Beware Of Spending Cut Gimmicks

The spending cuts, if any, discussed in last night's subject posting will go into effect in January 2013 – not the start of fiscal year 2013 which is October 1, 2012 - just one month before the presidential election.  The timing of January 2013 is bad enough for our elected reps but October would just about be suicide.  I corrected this date on the blog & also clarified that any Medicare cuts would be to providers only – not beneficiaries.  Of course how do you cut doctors & hospitals & not affect beneficiaries?  A distinction without a difference.
Before beginning tonight's message please note that Congress has approved a CR to keep the federal government funded until December 16 – whoop de doo.
I present below one response from a long time subscriber who is an obvious Ron Paul supporter.  I know that we have strong supporters of many candidates in our readership.  I invite all of you to provide a write-up of the pros & cons that influenced your support.  I personally know of our supporters for Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Marco Rubio (for VP with anyone as President), & believe it or not BO.  I hope people will participate & that it will be educational for us all.
I have made the observation that in order to not be fooled again, like our country was by BO in 2008, it is best to contrast catchy one liners from debate performances with years of an actual record.  By this standard the only three unblemished believable candidates are Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, & Gary Johnson.  Many of you have told me that you don't know who Gary Johnson is or anything about him.  I have been thinking of presenting a write-up about him – a great man who cannot get into the debates.  Maybe that is all we need to know about him.
---Response From Ron Paul Supporter---
Ron Paul proposes $1 trillion of spending cuts in the first year – not ten years.  He would cut the structural size of government by closing five cabinet departments – Education, Commerce, Energy, Interior, and Housing and Urban Development.  It is nonsense to even consider cutting $1.2 trillion or any amount over ten years.  First - you can't strap future congresses with fake cuts you make now.  So it's Ron Paul that would demonstrate that we are serious about fixing our fiscal house and he is ignored by the media.  His son, Senator Rand Paul, explains that if we were to freeze federal government spending for the next ten years, we would save $9 trillion and not the mere $1.2 trillion goal of the unconstitutional Super Committee.  Again you can't bind future congresses and so this is a solvable problem but as of right now it seems in 10 years we will have an additional $9 trillion on top of the $15 trillion national debt we just passed this week.
Our elected reps do not have the spine to do what's right for our country - no character or integrity.  That is really the problem and it's very sad.  They are feckless.

1 comment:

  1. It is a very sad financial situation contry is in. It will take years, not 1-2-3 to fix it - it might not be fixed at all. Both Republicans and Democrats got us into this mess.

    Maybe you can explain this to me. In WW2, it took us about 4 years to win the war against powerful foes.
    Now we are fighting a war against inferior forces vs. us - and this war going on for years.

    Look at the money saved, if we were not in this war.