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The Party of Giving…

…versus The Party of Taking Away.

This is how the Democrats have positioned every argument during the Obama Administration.

The Liberal, Progressive Socialists have worked their way into power by doing nothing more than giving away stuff. They claim this is compassionate… caring. They claim it is “just” and “fair”. They will do anything to claim a moral high ground. But they will purposely never solve any problems.  Which is why President Obama cannot allow respected individuals like Bob Woodward or Wolf Blitzer to remind people the proposed “cuts” were the Presidents idea, and were included in the budget deal at his insistence.  After all, Liberals listen to these media figures… and believe them. It is also why President Obama will not take control, which has been offered by the House Republicans, of what cuts should occur. The Democrat Party, and President Obama, absolutely cannot be seen as taking anything away… ever.  Dependency is what the expect.  And they have been incredibly successful.

Instead of risking they could be labeled as doing the fiscally responsible thing, they will find people who believe their taxpayer-funded employment, or taxpayer-funded unemployment, is a right… an entitlement.  They will put these people in front of a camera whether on their favorite news and opinion shows or your local newscast.  They will let these folks tell you how difficult their lives are… due to the feared, or newly enacted “cuts”.  Nobody will question what their lives were like prior to the “cuts” or whether the “cuts” actually effected them in away way.  There will be no real investigation.  Rather, the dutiful media will nod their collective heads in somber despair over the plight of these individuals.  Keep in mind, the talking heads wont do anything to help them… but they will definitely “feel their pain” and hope that you do too.  It is an important aspect to remember that such people can always be found… everyday… all the time.  But Alinsky teaches us that you never roll them out unless you can create the perception their plight is the responsibility of your enemy.  Only then do you seek them.  Only them do you engage them.  Only then do you showcase them.  Identify the problem (“cuts” to government spending), Freeze it (give it the name “Sequester”), and personalize it (find some “victims” and put them in front of everybody.).

So goes the Liberal Theater of Givers versus Takers.

Didn’t it strike you as strange the reaction from the Left just a few months ago when the Conservatives started identifying themselves as the Makers… and those addicted to government as the Takers?  The screaming could be heard as far as Greece.  This was because the message of Makers vs. Takers was damaging the Progressive Liberal brand.  They cannot allow their identity of the “Givers” diluted in any way.  Certainly not to be replaced by the label of “Taker”.

So as usual, the most effective messaging is discarded by those fiscally responsible for the stuff the Democrats believe is their right to give away… us.  “We just don’t want anyone to think we’re mean…”

Well, this country is self-destructing.  It’s time to get mean.

It’s time to be confrontational.  It’s time to stop wringing our hands and do the adult thing.

It’s time to take things away.  Take away those things that should never have been given… especially by those who had no right to give them.

If they want the Party of Taking things away then we should give it to them.  We have no choice.

When you borrow 46% of every dollar just to pay for what you’ve given away SO FAR you are in deep, deep trouble.  In this respect The End is truly Near… it wont be sudden.  Our current path of demise will be slow and painful… and ugly.

In case you need any more eveidence… You have the Mayor of New York stating openly what I have said for years; that your money is worthless.  His quote was “the United States has an infinite amount of money…”  which is exactly the same thing.  When you have an “infinite” amount of anything it is worthless.  When he goes on to say that lenders will always give us more money to spend… when in truth we, the United States, are buying our own debt through accounting tricks exactly because foreign governments are not lending us more money, we should all be very frightened.  We should be frightened not just by the fact that we are having to play games with the numbers which would land any one of us in jail, but that the Mayor of one of our largest Cities doesn’t see the Evil associated with the fiscal destruction of the United States.

It’s time to stop allowing the word “revenues” to be substituted for “higher taxes”.  It’s time to stop allowing these people to manipulate us through the fabrication of artificial fires and tales of Apocalypse.  It’s time to bring every debate back to the fiscal survival of the United States.  It’s time to cease allowing Leftists to control the language.

It IS a battle between the Makers and the Takers.  There is 47% of the population that pays NO Federal income tax.  Liberals/Progressives/Democrats are, in fact… by definition… Socialists.  Jeffery Immelt of GE and others like him are Fascists.  This is not a “crazy” rant, this is a plain statement of fact.  Words have meaning, and the meaning is there for all those intellectually honest enough to look them up.  Only the ignorant, or those suffuring from denial, can be offended by these terms…

So the only genuine questions we are left with are:

Will someone, somewhere, lose their government job they feel they’re entitled to?  Yes.  Will someone, somewhere, not get the government contract they feel is their right to have?  Yes.

Will these people be able to spin a tale of despair and misfortune?  Yes.  Just as any addict can… and does when his drug is cut off.

We are about to see a flood of people who, whether they recognize it or not, are addicted to government come out and talk about how they will not be able to go on living.

I feel sorry for these folks and wish them a speedy re-entrance into the private sector which is the engine of prosperity driving the freest country on the face of the planet.

I hope all of us are quick to give them sympathy, and just as quick to remind them that they in conjunction with decades of politicians they supported are to blame for their situation.

We must break our populations addiction to “Free” Stuff, or this country is doomed.

Our voices must be loud!  We cannot allow bullies like Chris Mathews, Rachel Maddow, Predient Obama et al. kow us into submission.

Get ready… cuz’ here it comes.


Demand your 5% Raise!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could demand your employer give you at least a 5% raise every single year?  Sometimes even more?

And wouldn’t it be great if your employer HAD to give it to you no matter what, and he couldn’t fire you… ever?

(It certainly wouldn’t be great if you were the employer, especially if you were borrowing 46% of every dollar just to pay your demanding employee.)

Well, it’s called Baseline Budgeting.  And it’s what our Government does to us, their employer.  They have been doing it for a very long time and the results can be seen on the Debt Clock.

So far we haven’t figured out how to fire them.  All we seem to be able to do is rearrange the deck chairs… so to speak.  (Yes, it’s a Titanic reference… appropriately.)

Please take the time to follow the link associated with Baseline Budgeting, because I would like to have you very angry for the rest of this post.  I’ll wait.

Back?  Good.

As I type this we are arguing about something called the “Sequester Budgeting Plan” which amounts to a 5% “cut” in spending.  But NO spending is being “cut”.  What is being “cut” is the GROWTH of spending that the Government thinks it is entitled to.  So instead of AUTOMATIC 7% INCREASES this year the Government may only get AUTOMATIC 5% INCREASES this year.  It is also interesting to know that President Obama was the one who designed the “Sequester Budgeting Plan”.  He, Obama, created this plan to “cut” for campaign reasons.  Now he is trying to convince you that it’s Congress’ fault.

Mad yet?

Do you now understand why there is an ever-growing group of us saying LET IT HAPPEN!

Keep in mind, this “Sequester Budget Plan” doesn’t even begin to address the catastrophic spending problem we have here in the U.S.  But it’s a small step in the right direction.  Very small.  But a step none the less.

And that’s why the Leftists on both sides of the aisle are afraid of it.  And trust me when I say they are VERY afraid.

Their fear is demonstrated by our President who marched out today and surrounded himself with individuals who he said will lose their jobs.  My immediate reaction given that I understand Baseline Budgeting was that apparently their jobs must not be very important.  Considering money is Fungible, if those standing behind the President during this mornings address served important roles finances would be MOVED AROUND to keep them doing whatever it is they do that must be done.

What this demonstrated to me was two things; First the Executive Branch continues to believe that you are stupid.  Second is that the Leftists have realized that a great many of us will take any “cuts” we can get even if they are a pittance compared to our Trillion Dollar Debt smothering our country.

So why are they so afraid you ask?

Let me put it this way, if these “cuts’ occur… nothing will happen that wasn’t going to happen anyway.  All of the predicted Gloom and Doom delivered by our current President will either not happen, or is going to happen anyway.  And you will not notice anything different.

Read that last line again, because that’s the money line.

Nothing is going to happen.

And once all of us realize the artificial  hysteria that has led to some of the most profoundly horrible decisions over the last ten years is hogwash, the game is up.  The moment you see you have been manipulated into pressing down on the spending gas pedal with the cliff coming up fast you’re going to be a.) Angry and b.) Not likely to fall for their Snake Oil B.S. anymore.  And then where will they be?

If cuts are not painful and destructive… you might want more of them!  Oh No!

Let me sum this up.  Even if the Sequester occurs our Government will still SPEND MORE MONEY THIS YEAR THAN THEY DID LAST YEAR!

The only thing here to fear is the precedent.

“Cut’s” can happen and we will be fine.  Uh oh…

If anyone loses their current job it will only be because the President wants it that way… not because we’re not giving them enough money.  In fact, no matter what happens they will take more of our money than they did last year, which also needs to stop if we are to save this country.