For a long time now, I've realized that the federal government is not operating in the best interests of the American people. This is not a partisan statement. I don't believe Republicans are helping Americans any more than Democrats are (though Democrats are pushing the envelope to irresponsible new heights right now). What the government has been doing for my entire life is to take more and more wealth away from it's citizens to use for itself. Yes, Bush implemented some tax cuts, but they weren't paid for. They added to the deficit, meaning they were not really tax cuts at all, but rather taxes deferred. They added to the already massive national debt (nearly $12 trillion now). We have to pay interest on that debt. The Bush tax cuts may have helped the economy overcome a recession in the short run, but they were detrimental over the long run. Ditto for every other set of deficits run up by every other presidential administration in my lifetime. They are nothing more than claims on future taxpayers. They are nothing more than a continuation of the nonstop fiscal irresponsibility of our federal government that has pissed me off for most of my life. They weaken the dollar and destroy the futures of our children. If you have been living under a rock and somehow don't understand this, try to remember the last presidential administration that ran a surplus for it's term. I defy you to do it. EVERY SINGLE ONE, for the last century, has been increasingly irresponsible, and now we have the most irresponsible administration of them all in power. Barack Obama is projected to run up over $9 trillion in debt, more than every other presidential administration in history COMBINED. That's my central problem with Obama, and it has NOTHING to do with partisanship. Don't listen to the rhetoric from the White House, look at the policies. If Obama became fiscally responsible tomorrow, if he actually started serving the long term interests of this country, I'd be his biggest fan. I'd be shouting 'Yes We Can' from the rooftops. Sadly, that is not the case. Obama is destroying our children's futures faster than ever. America cannot continue to survive this for much longer.
The government is engaged in such a massive ripoff of the American taxpayer that it is beyond the comprehension of most taxpayers to even understand it. The government weaves such an elaborate web of bullshit that most of us don't even realize it's happening. The most we can usually muster up is the vague and general feeling that something is drastically wrong. We don't have any idea how to fix it. It seems way beyond our control. We are the hapless victims of 'they.' "'They' are the ones who set things up this way." 'They' are the ones who always screw everything up. 'They' are the government. 'We' are the people, though we've almost forgotten that the government is supposed to work for us.
The examples are boundless. I could give you a hundred thousand examples of how you are being ripped off by the government if I had the time and space. It's ubiquitous. We aren't $12 trillion in debt because the government is looking out for us. John Murtha (D-PA) didn't spend $150 million in taxpayer funds for his own private airport because he's looking out for Americans. Congress didn't buy more Gulfstream jets because they are the heroes of the common man. Congress didn't steal the Social Security Trust Fund because they are helping YOU. Hell no. They are screwing YOU, royally. They just think you're too stupid to notice. There are literally a hundred thousand more examples of this. Every 1,000 page bill passed by Congress screws YOU to the wall by wasting your hard earned money. THEY think you are idiots, too stupid to notice.
The worst part of all is, THEY are right. You ARE idiots. You keep re-electing the same corrupt bureaucratic douchebags over and over. Only idiots would do that. Only idiots would watch their country being sold down the river and stand idly by, doing nothing. Only idiots would pretend one party is the answer and the other party is the problem. That's the shell game. That's what THEY want you to think. That's part of the con. YOU are the mark, and you better wake up before it's too late. It's almost too late already.
Right now, we have a majority government who is telling you that what's best for you is to have the government FORCE you to buy health insurance, and next up, they are going to tell you that adding over $1,700 to your annual utility bills is a really great idea. They are literally saying that putting $5-12 thousand in new expenses on the average American family is FOR THAT FAMILY'S OWN GOOD. And many of you are dumb enough to believe it. Yes We Can, my aunt fanny.
IDIOTS. And we have massive amounts of slanted media telling you why it is a REALLY GOOD IDEA for you to be an idiot. They are literally telling you that you are too stupid to balance a checkbook.
P. T. Barnum said it best. There's a sucker born every minute. The government operates off of this principle.
Here's one more tiny example of what I'm talking about. The city of Akron, Ohio, my hometown, has built a new library, a new convention center, an art museum, a ball field, an Inventor's Hall of Fame, is refurbishing several high schools, and is redoing it's central interchange, among many other projects. As a result, the city is deeply in debt (and Akron's unemployment rate is 10.7%). Now, shazzam, the city CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY IT'S POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS. 96 policemen are being laid off, and 38 firefighters are being laid off. Seriously, are you kidding me ? Are we THIS inept ? Are we going to let them get away with this ? Our city's actions are like a person going out and buying a Cadillac Escalade and a speedboat with the rent money. C'mon, we can't be THIS stupid. The police ARE the rent money in our society. They are the basics. They keep society stabilized. We NEED them. They are about half the reason that we even have a government in the first place. You don't buy luxuries while ignoring the basics, yet this is exactly what our local government has done. Inexcusable. And guess what, they are going to ask YOU to pick up the tab with the next round of tax increases they demand, to pay for the government's irresponsibility. And they are going to hit you with a flurry of political advertising blaming it all on someone else, anybody but themselves.
And about half of you will probably be dumb enough to buy it. AGAIN.
Then the Lame Stream Media scratches their heads, wondering what all the Tea Parties are about. Unbelievable. The phrase 'fiddling while Rome burns' comes to mind.
Wake up America. You are not being served.
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