Sunday, August 14, 2011

DEBT "CRISIS" ? GET REAL

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! So much has been made of the so called debt ceiling crisis, and the resultant last minute deal to avoid such a thing, it defies logic as to how and why these idiots in Congress continue to get reelected.

It is time to start gaining accountability from the status quo uni party and start holding ourselves accountable. Yep us.

We have allowed this monstrosity government to prevail at our expense. We have allowed ourselves to be used as pawns in the bigger game of manipulation thrust upon us by cowards that supposedly represent us, but who care only about themselves, and not the people they supposedly represent.

Regardless of your "party" affiliation each party is responsible for the fallacies of their decisions we suffer from today.

Republicans and Democrats alike.

I find it funny that the Tea Party is being blamed, as fast as the media can get it out there, for the problems we face today. I have a few simple questions for the people who buy that rhetoric.

Where was the tea party when we were accumulating trillions in debt beginning with Ronald Reagan? They didn't exist.

Tea Party had influence over George Bush? Sorry no one had ever heard of the tea party at that point.

Bill Clinton's fake balanced budget? No tea party person was heard of then.

Now the tea party has gained a couple of seats and it is all their fault we are in the mess we are in now?

Try again lame-stream media and kool-aid drinkers. I admit I am no fan of the tea party in many ways. Some things I like, some I don't, but that is common with anything I suppose. What I do care about is the fact that so many of us can be led down this path of lies and manipulation.

A $14.5 trillion dollar deficit did not occur in a year or two folks. It has accumulated over time. It did not accumulate just in the last few months since some tea partiers got elected.The fact that the status quo uni party in Washington have avoided this mess says a lot about their character. The fact that the real debt problem exceeds $100 trillion according to some economists is even more alarming.

We gave the banks over $1 trillion dollars and what did they do? Absolutely nothing except benefit themselves. Homeowners lose their homes to fraudulent foreclosures and what happens? Do the people who were victims of the scam get their homes back? Of course not.

But the government got paid billions in fines by the likes of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, GMAC (now Ally bank) and more.

So why was this money not given back to the people who were victims of these scams? Who knows. President Obama set up the HAMP program thinking that would appease we the people. Did it work? Of course not just another failure.

HAMP was supposed to benefit millions of homeowners yet has not. In fact in many eyes it has been a dismal failure though it was one of Obama's signature issues.

But hey the banks got theirs and the government got theirs. Who cares about a few million people who have lost it all thanks to illegal dealings. We will spend more time and money going after a pot dealer than we will going after the fraudulent banks and illegal white collar criminals.

New jobs? A growing economy? Sorry lies that did not happen.

Who benefits most from that arrangement? The elected elite. Welcome to America folks.

I say this.

It is OUR America and it is high time we change the rules.

An old philosophy I believe in is that people will only give you what you are willing to accept. My question to you is a simple one.

Do you really want to accept this type of behavior?

If you do then we have more problems than anyone can fix. Just sayin'

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