You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Decades have now passed since “We The People” decided to hand over our collective credit card to the United States Government to be used to recklessly create and accumulate debts for goods and services far beyond our credit limit and ability to repay. Sadly, we continue to allow such behaviors despite knowing that the government’s objective is to protect its own power base (including the power of special interest that fill their coffers with gold, frankincense, and myrrh) and it ongoing quest to proliferate its size.
Recently, the U.S. Government broadcasted a public notice to all citizens that, much to their shock and dismay, it has misused our credit card to the point that its standing balance has substantially gone over the limit from somewhere between $14 and X number of trillions (depending on which party is in the majority).
Subsequent to the government’s admission of the misuse of our credit card, other related facts have surfaced, which includes, but is not limited to the following (and in no specific order):
• It has become standard practice for the government to accrue massive debts without being subject to enforcement of any existing mandated boundaries, limitations, and accountability to the taxpayers. Government refuses to legislate meaningful reform to significantly force government to be openly/transparently accountable to the citizens.
• Government’s long-time fiscal abuses and exploitations has encroached on the nation’s economic well-being and security to the point of being in a state of bankruptcy, which it refuses to acknowledge.
• Government has historically displayed legislative behaviors disguised as good will efforts to be construed as preserving or enhancing our best interest when all of the evidence points to the contrary. These same legislative behaviors are often perceived by many as self-interest acts falling outside of Constitutional parameters. The government adamantly denies such allegations.
• The government has been involved in an international credit scheme in which it borrow from foreign countries to purchase, stockpile, and control resources, which allows government to influence and/or manipulate consumer prices for most any type of goods or services here and abroad for purposes of leveraging inflationary conditions, which is one of the means that covertly allows government to impose backdoor taxes.
• “We The People”, of all political persuasions, continue to observe the fleecing of our nation’s treasure by government while simultaneously choosing to ignore and/or admit our role in allowing government to commit extortion against the taxpayers. And obviously, government isn’t motivated to change its abuses and exploitations because there’s been no genuine consequences imposed by the citizens. As the saying goes, “when there are no consequences for inappropriate behaviors, then why stop?
There is inexhaustible information made accessible to the public that could easily expose quantitatively, and by what methods the government uses to abuse and exploit U.S. citizens. But the government doesn’t at all feel intimidated by the existence of such information. The government well knows that the good citizens will never attempt to search out the information and use it to bring about any effective actions to end the government’s incorrigible abuses and exploitations.
With no solutions in sight, by all logic and prudence, how can we conclude anything other than the belief that our nation’s income/debt ratio is so profound - it is impossible for taxpayers rid of ourselves the enormous national debt?
The Government Has A Solution – Which Doesn’t Alleviate Current Social Problems – However:
In order to correct the existing unsavory state of affairs created my government, the government is requesting that we all work harder, and if necessary, we should procure more than one job to pay the government more of our money, liberties, and property in order to for the government to maintain the lifestyle by which it has become accustomed.
The government will also continue to require us all to perpetually retain it to be our debt payment manager. In other words, it will be necessary to cut down our individual living standards in order to pay the government more money to be lavishly squandered while simultaneously seeking new ways to force us all to contribute more than ever before.
You can now sleep at night knowing that the U.S. Government has seen the errors of its way and now wants to attempt to redeem itself by making our lives even more miserable than what we’ve paid them to make it to be over the last 250 years...
Last edited by Removable Mind; 05-09-11 at 12:28 PM. Reason: Usually Mind Muddle.
Money awards cap at 1K and your idea has to be used by leadership, so suggestions like "These contractors waste money just fire them already and hire cheaper govt employees" might save money but they won't happen.
Corruption in the DoD is at the level of leadership, not the lower levels of the bureaucracy. Sometimes that's 'middle management', but generally it's at the level of Congress dealing with high-ranking officers. I can't speak for other major federal bureaucracies.
And yet as wasteful as the system is, compared to most private firms, it's not substantially worse in comparison. The government pulls ahead substantially on executive salary alone.
I Demand Answers From the Aggregate Demanders ), your previous chart where Military spending as a percentage of GDP doesn't skyrocket is false. It is bad data.
Your charts are demonstrably wrong. Get a better source.
Capitalism is corporatism. An unrestrained market is a corrupt market.
But that's irrelevant because that's not what the US government is doing with most of its' spending. Most of the government's budget is measured spending for specific results, which is why most spending is so hard to cut - most federal dollars can be tied directly to someone who actually does need it.
That's also what makes the DoD by far the easiest place to cut - because the money's not going to people, but tax-fat contracting companies.
imagine a last three years in which (for example) everyone had put a 20% down payment on their house.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump