"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Couple Of Thoughts

Given the fact that America has a national debt of over $12 Trillion dollars (That's 12,000,000 million dollars, for those of you from Rio Linda), can someone explain to me why the Federal Government is providing free cell phones to people in America who can't afford them? Do most of you recall not having a cell phone earlier in your lives? Did we manage? Yep, sure did. And yet the Government has seen fit to spend over $1 billion dollars on this program and the cost is still going up! What's with that? I don't have an iPod; think I'm on a Government list to receive one? What about a Flip Movie Camera - I don't have one of those either, but I'd like one. Uncle Sam, are you listening? You missed me this Christmas, but maybe you could remember next year? Oh, and Uncle Sam, I could use an F-150 pick-up truck, that would come in handy and I don't have one of those either.

Secondly, also given the debt we are racking up, can someone explain why we are less concerned with our own well being as a country, and more concerned with all the other countries around the world? In 2009 we shelled out over $64 billion dollars to over 82 countries, including Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan!!! Historical data shows that we provided less than $8 billion dollars in foreign aid in 1980. Government data shows that amount rose to $31 billion during the Clinton years culminating in 2000, and continued to increase during the Bush years to over $64 billion dollars! And Obama has pledged to double our foreign aid by the end of his 1st term in office. That's big of him, considering it's our dime he's spending!

Why wouldn't we be taking care of America first? Is ALL this money being spent in our best interests? Hmmm, think some may be ending up in the wrong hands, or be used for the wrong reasons. How much is being used to by the recipients ultimately to subvert us?

I say, Stop The Insanity! Let's take care of our own house first, and then worry about everyone else's. Balance the budget - and ensure that budget includes every item that can be assigned cost (that's not happening now, the government has two sets of books! Convenient, isn't it?).

Wake Up America!


  1. What have we learned in 2,064 years?

    "The budget should be balanced,
    the Treasury should be refilled,
    public debt should be reduced,
    the arrogance of officialdom should be
    tempered and controlled,
    and the assistance to foreign lands should
    be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt.
    People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
    Cicero- 55 BC

    Evidently nothing.

  2. Good quote! I'm gonna put that one on my blog page!!! So apropos!