Supposedly the debt deal is done. Agreements have been made between the House, the Senate, and the President. So, now we have 2.4 Trillion in increased debt, the Bush tax cuts will expire, and a cute little bi-partisan committee will sit down and discuss which things to cut to satisfy the 1 Billion dollars per year decrease in spending over 10 years. Nothing in the deal prevents further spending on whatever looney programs exist now and in the future. Can you add and subtract??
I hate to sound glum, but this fixes nothing. NOTHING. Obama got his debt increase to pay for his socialist agenda. The nightmare continues.
Just one aspect of the disappearing money scam our government created is Global Warming. Global Warming is dead. But government policies that have been put in place, and are still being put in place, BASED on Global Warming are alive and well. So let me say that again in another way. The basic premise of Global Warming has been proven to be false, corrupt lies, and indefensible. Good! Hurray!! We can pour the champagne now.
Oh. Not so fast. As the lies permeated our culture and our government over the last 10 to 20 years, legislators at all levels have been busy little bees, implementing all kinds of draconian "solutions" to a problem that doesn't exist. Obama's appointees have done nothing but double down on these "solutions." Billions of your borrowed tax dollars are going up in flames for Global Warming thanks to the appointed Czars and agency heads Obama put in place to commit fraud and steal from the American public. Yesserreee, Bob. Obama can't get enough of your money to implement "solutions" to a problem that doesn't exist.
Obviously that is not the only issue that is burning up trillions of our money. It is one of the biggest wastes of our money. However, you could add foreign aid that funds a gay pride event in Bulgaria. You could add NATO bombing Libya. You could add forcing farmers off the land in California to save a fish that is not endangered. You could add subsidies for windmills and ethanol. You could add the loan to prop up Soros investment in Petrobas, while we are prevented from our own oil resources. You could add the Cash for Clunkers program. You could add Cash for Caulkers. You could add the "energy star" program. You could add the $800 Billion Stimulus Bill that hired census takers for a few months. You could add TARP that bailed out Goldman Sachs and cronies. You could go on for weeks just pulling up files on how much of our money is going down the tubes and up in flames.
That seems to be the trademark of career politicians. Creating expensive solutions to problems that don't exist, using taxes to pay for them. The appetite for money in our government is so enormous that if a crisis doesn't exist, they will pretend there is one, create one, or just try to scare everyone to death in order to get your money.
So the only thing heating up is the rate of your money burning up right in front of your eyes. "Bonfire of the Vanities," where false images of self-importance make certain people think they can get away with anything, comes to mind. Washington DC is the worst bastion of elitism, prejudice, and self-delusion, as Thomas Wolfe described the characters in his novel, "Bonfire of the Vanities."
2010 brought a few more seriously smart, fiscally responsible legislators. It wasn't enough to save us from the rest of the Vanities in office. Obama will continue our destruction at warp speed, surely knowing he will not be reelected. This debt ceiling debate was an opportunity to slow his damage. Now we are looking at a real end game "Bonfire of the Vanities."