I'm looking at a story from The Drudge Report about how our idiots in Congress and Washington increased spending by eight times the normal amount last month, March 2011. U.S. Government spent more than eight times its monthly revenue
This is unfreakingbelievable.
Only a few days ago, I wrote about how we've become Enslaved to the government due to the fact that the government--fed, state, county, city and school districts--has more jobs than significant portions of the private sector does. And what the government does not get is that the source of revenue does not come from the government, but from the private sector.
I hear government employees protest by saying, "We pay taxes, too!"
Yes, you do. I did too when I was on a government salary. However, you do not pay social security, you get a guaranteed pension (feds) which is something that basically no longer exists per se in the private sector, and the taxes you pay are simply public funds in the first place that were cycled your way, and now recycled back into the general fund.
Again, there are a number of government jobs that we need to have, period. Military, law enforcement, air traffic control, border security (ha! what a joke), and believe it or not, I think we need Medicare, Medicaid and SSI programs--but. . . we also need to eliminate the fraud from the programs, and those who are able to work, but don't because they're too damned lazy.
When I was growing up, it was simple: I got an allowance in exchange for helping out around the house and doing things like taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, washing the cars, putting away the dishes, etc.
Today's welfare recipient recoils at the thought of them being asked to do anything in return for the free handout we give them.
That in and of itself is a problem, but the bigger problem is the elected idiots who agree and keep increasing the amount of allowance we give the deadbeats.
We're out of money, folks. We're on borrowed funds. But our idiots keep spending. It's time to shut it down.
In our household, if we don't have the money, we don't go shopping. We set aside the money we need for our bills. We work very hard not to acquire new bills. If we do, we adjust our budget.
We don't take lavish vacations to New York and Rio de Janeiro and Europe. We don't send our Doberman on his own separate vacation in a separate plane the way Obama did.
We know pretty well what our expenses are going to be each month and we budget for them. Why can't our federal government do the same?
Look around you in the news--states everywhere are having to cut back. Wisconsin and Ohio are two good examples. Look in the news in you'll find cities having to roll back their budgets and school districts are looking for ways and places to cut the budget.
The money ain't there for them to spend.
Yet, Washington keeps spending. And then the sons of bitches have the balls to ask us, the taxpayers and source of those funds, to tighten our belts and "be responsible." Anyone remember the Kenyan's comment about not going to Las Vegas and blowing your money?
But how many rooms did Michelle Obama rent, on our nickel, in Spain when she took her entourage of leeches on a private vacation?
I'm tired of being told that I need to cut back, and then I see, hear, read and watch our hypocritical SOBs inside the Beltway laughing like drunken whores with fistfuls of our dollars in their hands.
What we need is for every taxpayer in the United States to figure out a way to simply say, "No. Not going to pay any taxes this week" and make it happen. Just one week. If Washington didn't get the message then, they never will and it would be time for an escalated approach of fixing our government, which would be setting up recall elections and getting them out of power and into the unemployment line.
I'm tired of the socialists. As Margaret Thatcher said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
Well, Washington, you've run out of our money. So quit spending it.