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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.


The Enormous Fear of Nothing

This latest exercise in creating Hysteria around the “Sequester” otherwise known as “decreasing the growth of spending” is fascinating.

Sitting on an airplane at 30,000 feet I had the luxury of listening without interruption to two individuals and a soldier talk about sequester behind me.  I gather one of the women was the mother of the soldier and the other was a contractor out of San Diego who handles military contracts as a profession.

Let me explain… it is typically not my desire to spy on those who don’t deserve it, but I left my copy of Wealth of Nations with some friends when we parted ways, and I was bored.  Idle hands and all…

So there I was listening to why the sequester was going to end the world.  Or at least destroy the hopes and dreams of our soldiers.  Seriously.

The young man sitting between the two women, after talking about some gun, and explosive, related issues that would have had him removed from the plane if it were still parked at the jet-way (I thought this was funny.  I have no problem with anything he said, I only cringed slightly at what reaction he would have received had they been able to do anything to him.  Too late at that point though.) went on to say how pay was being cut for the National Guard because deployment was being decreased “due to the sequester”.  This is when I really took notice.

There was a time not so long ago that the deployment of the National Guard into an active combat zone was being decried as some sort of heresy.  In fact, many of us had to remind those around us… and especially those on the evening news… that National Guard troops were used in combat situations as a matter of course, Vietnam being a relatively recent example. Then I realized that we are reacting to a “new norm”.  A normal that says National Guard troops are active soldiers and any reduction in their deployment is a “cut” in pay, not returning to the status they are supposed to experience.  Bizarre.  I will offer up the detail that these two women were old enough to know this, and both should have enough experience with the military to understand this as well.

The young soldier then went on to say that “the sequester” would probably ruin his chances to get promoted and he would have to go into civilian life… even then he thought the sequester was a bad idea because he was looking forward to a job he had lined up, should he have to get out, as a contractor supplying infrastructure consulting to the Afghanistan population.

The mother of this soldier felt that sequester was a bad idea because we should “never cut defense”… “ever”.  “Ever.”

The contractor said she thought we simply don’t pay our soldiers enough and all of that money should never be removed from the budget because it’s reducing the pay of our service people.  (While it is profound how quickly in relative terms “entitlement” becomes the norm… even among those we respect, that’s not my point in this post.  So I’m bypassing it for now.)

This behind my back conversation went on for about 30 minutes.

Never once was there a discussion about the “cuts” simply being a reduction in spending… on an already bloated area of government.  Bloated exactly because of the above attitudes leaving it in a place of leisure where it never must do more with less.

Never once was there Reason inserted into the exchange of the proper function of National Guard troops and the difference between them versus active duty personnel.

Never once was the observation made that the money being “cut” had nothing to do with the rate of pay our soldiers receive.

Folks, if you don’t think that the Mass Media has an effect on the opinions of those sitting on their couches as well as those young people serving our country you are deluding yourself.  As we all know, Denial is not a river in Egypt, Denial is what prevents us from getting out there and engaging these people in cogent conversation.

(As a disclaimer… I did not take my own advice here as I was directly in front of these three.  Had I been in a position to gently intrude I would have, in fact, I often do.)

All of this is important because any one of these three would have the “credentials” to be held up as authoritative by ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, CNN, etc.  One was a soldier… one was the mother of a soldier… and one was a military contractor. Holy Crap!

Their conversation ended as we got off the plane with the young soldier stating “I wish our politicians would just all get along and get things done.” To the nodding agreement of the other two.  I just felt sad inside.  Very sad.  I desperately want to explain why that is exactly what they should not do… to explain Bipartisanshitt to them all, but it was time to get off the plane.  Too bad.

It is these types of “points of view” which have elected people like McCain et al, and have brought us to the brink of catastrophe we now find our selves in.  They are what passes for “well-educated” on The View.

When Democrats are complaining about the Debt Clock being displayed during budget debates it cannot be any more evident that there are few left who care about pulling us out of this fiscal nose dive.

It’s time to rally… and reach out.  Now!  before the next set of elections.

It’s exactly the opportunity that “the sequester” offers which must be used to explain where we are and what is happening to us.  And most importantly the “how and why” it has happened.

I might actually have to set my beer down.