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Spending Freeze? When Hell Freezes Over!

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on January 27, 2010

Spending Freeze?  When Hell Freezes Over!

President Barack H Obama’s staff leaked a suggestion that the President is proposing a discretionary spending freeze and all hell broke loose.

Is this just a political ploy to get the Republican run against the Social Security and Medicare programs disarmed before they can deliver a scathing review of their actions in raping the Social Security Trust Fund and raiding the Medicare Reserves to feed the greed and go to war based on lies?

That’s the Republican way as Alan Grayson pointed out; “Don’t get sick.  If you do get sick; Die Quickly.” that’s the Republican way.  What’s waiting in the wings at this moment is the Republicans doing the “figures don’t lie but liars figure” routine to attempt to hang the Republican rape of the Social Security Trust Fund that started with Reagan and has continued through Bush on the Democrats like they lie about the budget deficit now.  The Republicans spent the Social Security Trust Fund, that yours and my 1983 tax increase fattened up, to prevent the very bankruptcy that Republicans are preparing to land-mind Obama with now.  The Republicans under Reagan opened this fund to the Congress to spend and the Republicans in Congress have spent it and another 500 trillion to boot.  Republicans in the lead, the party of Tax and Spend and War and steal from the working folks for fat-cat salaries and lots of privilege.

Perhaps President Obama will grow some balls and make this point in his State of the Union Address…  One can only hope.

Economist Bradford DeLong,  at UC Berkeley provides enlightenment at his website writes:

“As one deficit-hawk journalist of my acquaintance says this evening, this is a perfect example of fundamental unseriousness: rather than make proposals that will actually tackle the long-term deficit–either through future tax increases triggered by excessive deficits or through future entitlement spending caps triggered by excessive deficits–come up with a proposal that does short-term harm to the economy without tackling the deficit in any serious and significant way.”

Grasping Reality with Opposable Thumbs

IT’S ABOUT JOBS!       IT’S ABOUT MAIN STREET!        IT’S ABOUT PROSPERITY AND LIFE!                               IT’S ABOUT OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE PROSPERITY!

“A spending freeze? That’s the brilliant response of the Obama team to their first serious political setback?

It’s appalling on every level.

It’s bad economics, depressing demand when the economy is still suffering from mass unemployment. Jonathan Zasloff writes:

Obama’s Self-Inflicted Lobotomy Proceeds Apace « The Reality-Based Community: I’m trying to think of what could possibly be a worse plan.  Let’s see: we might be entering a double-dip recession and unemployment is in double-digits, and you are going to freeze spending?  What in God’s name are they thinking? Perhaps the worst thing about this is how it cedes the ideological ground to the Republicans.  At some point someone must make an argument for government.  I think it was former Senator Paul Simon who said: “give the voters a choice between a Republican and a Republican and they will choose a Republican every time.”

What next?  The rotting corpse of Andrew Mellon as Treasury Secretary?  Or do we already have that?”

President Obama seems to have decided to fire Tim Geithner and replace him with “the rotting corpse of Andrew Mellon” (Mellon was Herbert Hoover’s Treasury Secretary, who according to Hoover told him to “liquidate the workers, liquidate the farmers, purge the rottenness”.)

FEED THE OLIGARCHY!  This is the rally cry of the Obama camp and it’s more pandering to Right-Wing Republican Cults of Jesus, Banking, Wall Street and Corporate Communists who are now well insulated from the real financial collapse of the Middle Class that their Ponzi Schemes created in the global economy.  These bastards wrote the toxic predatory loans, bundled them and sold them, then insured themselves against the failure of the toxic assets, collected on the insurance through default swaps and Geithner’s gifts and kept the assets.  The United States Taxpayers just bailed their unhappy asses out and we are now cannon-fodder for their greed.  YOU BET AMERICANS ARE ANGRY.

The claim this morning that “Liberals are Cool on Obama’s Freeze” may be true for some liberals but this one is off the scope.  I am beyond “Not Cool” and all the way to “Certified Outraged” by this proposal that will strike at the very people who are under complete seige and assault by the failed economic policy of George W Bush carried into the Obama administration.  The American Citizen is under attack and the Government is declaring another war on the population in this obscene act.  This is the Paulson, Bernanke, Geithner and Summer’s philosophy of “get the citizens to pay for our excess.”  Can you say “Claw-Back” ten times fast?

First and foremost in this outrage of a “freeze” is the Department of Defense entitlement program and Homeland Security entitlement proposed to continue unchecked and infinitely inflatable.  That is truly obscene!   These items already consume 54% of our government’s budget and are obscene when one looks at the other nations’ around the earth.

The War on Drugs may be winding down but the War on the United States Citizens is now in full force and proceeding as the Oligarchy of the Corporate Communists created.  The FEDs are clearly allied with the Oligarchy of the Corporate Communists and the purchased politicians are just puppets.

“Those that would give up essential liberties for a moment of security deserve neither liberty or security.”  Benjamin Franklin


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END THE WARS!

Here is real saving for the United States Government.

The Cost of War

What could be better for the United States?

How will ending these illegal, immoral and impossible to win wars lessen the security of the United States of America?

Ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will not create additional “terrorist activity” globally as the war-mongers howl.  American exit and UN exit of troops may serve to quell the foment of terrorism by the cessation of murdering civilians.

Why are we fighting a tactic on soils that the sovereignty, the existing governments had nothing at all to do with the Twin Trade Tower attacks on 9/11/01?

The answer is OIL.  In both instances the clear answer is OIL and the economic interests of the Oligarchy, the Corporate Communists within the United States and Globally is the foundation for these insane wars begun by George W Bush’s lies.

The lineage of these Wars is all too clear.

George H W Bush laid the foundations for what passes today as the Wars in the Middle East by training, equipping and funding the Taliban and a recruit out of Saudi Arabia, Osama Bin Laden, while waging a CIA secret war against the Russians in Afghanistan.  The Russians got smart and just pulled out, we should take that lesson too.

We are effectively fighting the very men we trained and equipped to fight the Russians and the “terrorist” tactics they use are of CIA and United States author.  By removing ourselves from the Arabian peninsula we are not creating instability but returning this region to its rightful sovereign owners and peoples.  The insanity of this drives through the George W Bush lies and frauds of creating this war and defines the very foundation of the torture and war crimes committed against the native populations.

These wars are inextricably intertwined with the Israeli actions and Human Rights violations of the Palestinians, the Israeli refusal to bargain in good faith.  The Israeli determination to deny a Palestinian homeland that the USA supports.

The Corporate Communists are up to their ears in this too with Military Contractors illegally employed by Bush and Cheney to do the work the US Military refused to do and Bush and Cheney lied about being “more cost effective” than US Military personnel.

The truth of these Wars and the obscene greed and feeding of the Corporate Communists detailed in chapter 7 of God And Whose Army is available for free online here.

“In my line of work you have to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”  George W Bush.

The pampered son of privilege lies, lies, lies….  Charge him with treason, murder and willful malfeasance and bring him to trial now.  An honest, just and American Administration would bring this man and his administration to justice as rapidly as is humanly possible.

George W Bush and Dick Cheney with Donald Rumsfeld ENDORSED AND PRACTICED TORTURE!  They are War Criminals, of that there is no doubt.

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END THE WARS

We are not at risk of becoming involved in another Viet Nam type conflict; we are hot at creating this Viet Nam conflict to serve the greed of the Military Contractor, the Oil Interests and the Corporate Communists who fear the result of a population of well-armed and well-trained American men and women being on domestic soil as they overtake the United States Government lock, stock and barrel. The Corporate Communists have already purchased Washington.  That’s obvious from this decision, this insanity of a “spending freeze.”

This openly political ploy of a “spending freeze” is a promise designed to be broken and strikes at the very core of an economic recovery for Main Street.  The purchased politicians in Washington, DC now see, know and understand that their days are numbered because of the insane dysfunction of the process that more Americans than ever before in history have paid attention to because we want real Health Care Reform.  Pandering to the Cults of Jesus, right-wing Republicans and bowing to the Corporate Communist masters is not a position any elected official would assume, provided that they have even an ounce of common sense.  Obama did this by refusing to take a stand during the Health Care lies espoused by the Republicans of “death panels” and has gone downhill to this.

I fervently hope and pray that President Barack H Obama comes to his senses in his State Of The Union address and presents clear, direct leadership and solid solutions because without this roadmap this President and this nation is screwed. If President Obama gets the courage to address the obscene obstructionism of the Republican’s use of the filibuster to point up the Republican responsibility and drive home Bush failed policy brought us to this point the Democrats may get an upper hand over the Cults of Jesus Republican Right-Wing lie machine.  There is no “polite” way to express that one more BOHICA (Bend Over Here It Comes Again) moment is waiting in the wings for the American Taxpaying Citizen.

The proposed Depart of Defense spending left intact is the biggest single mistake that this President could ever make within the context of the current FED manipulated global economic conditions.

Congressman Barney Frank argues that Defense Spending has “little use as a social safety net.”

Alan Greenspan takes this even further, “military spending is like insurance: if necessary to meet its primary need, it had to be done, but it was not good for the economy; and to the extent that it could be reduced, the economy would benefit.”

“The math is compelling: if we do not make reductions approximating 25% of the military budget starting fairly soon, it will be impossible to continue to fund an adequate level of domestic activity even with the repeal of Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.”

These statements made many years ago are at the core of the crisis that is upon us now.  WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SUSTAIN A PERMANENT STATE OF WAR!

To the normal, rational, sane human being this would be apparent from the ruins of an economy laying about us now.  Make no mistake about this; this destruction of the United States of America will be as complete as the destruction of the USSR if we maintain the course that George W Bush set us upon in his illegal, immoral Faith-Based Oil Wars.  Our politicians, 404 of them, have abrogated their sworn oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America in voting yes on the “Patriot Act” which is neither patriotic or necessary but a tool to deny every free citizen of the United States their constitutional rights to privacy, to due process, to search and seizure and ultimately the rights to bear arms.  This, more than any aspect of the Bush Imperial Presidency is the single point of his agenda that escapes the American Citizen.  This is the intent of the Dominionist Right-Wing Republican agenda and it is coming to fruition with President Barack H Obama demonstrating that there is no difference from the disastrous prior administration and carries into his administration the very creatures who destroyed the economy in the persons of Bernanke and Geithner.

I am and every American Citizen should be absolutely outraged at this continuing fraud from our government.  These Wars are the absolute economic destruction of the United States of America and there isn’t a Rosie the Riveter in the wings to paint a positive spin on the obscene spending and human rights violations perpetrated by the United States in these Wars.

It will take more than a David Plouffe to haul the purchased politicians on Capital Hill out of the absolute divesting of incumbents that is upon the Congress and Senate and this presents nothing but increasing opportunity to the Republican Cults of Jesus subverted contenders at the expense of the Democrats.  Our future is heading to Theocracy because of these failed policies and this administration either desires this or is too short-sighted to see this or too cowardly to confront it.

This is no time for a “Centrist” or Bi-Partisan bullshit.  This is no time for the President of the United States to pander to anyone or any voice within his “inner circle” of Corporate Communists and Wall Street Banksters.  Now is the time for the President of the United States to stand up and LEAD.  A “freeze” on spending anyplace but the Department of Defense is a colossal mistake.

Real solutions are:

Direct lending to Small Business.  We bailed the Corporate Communists out, the Banks and Wall Street and they are not lending to small business but rather shooting craps on derivitives, hedge funds, insurance against themselves that pays off 100% on the dollar when they break the system like Bernanke and Geithner did.

Home Mortgages rolled into bankruptcy and a direct from the government mortgage relief program with short-sell to the Corporate Communists, Banksters and Wall Street that created the bubble and burst.

Direct Student Loans and Technical Training programs.

America Works Program  to build green energy solutions in States with unemployment rates of 10% or higher.

Immediate Taxation of Banks, Value Added on Wall Street and Corporations to 35% to fund the America Works Program.

Tariffs on imports and 15% tax on re-imports of manufactured goods from United States based companies that moved off-shore for slave labor.

Universal Health Care.  Electronic Medical Records.

Tear down the FED and put the United States Citizens Bank in place.

In Budget terms this graph, produced by Heritage.org, is a “comparison” between actual deficits of George W Bush and projected deficits of Barack H Obama.  The $236.2 billion surplus is what Bill Clinton delivered to George W Bush with a healthy economy.

wapoobamabudget1

From Heritage.org March, 2009

It is important to remember that George W Bush delivered to President Barack H Obama an economy in ruins with the TARP program to “bail-out” the Corporate Communists already in play.  Bernanke and Geithner, Goldman-Sachs and Citigroup were already directing this debacle.

Here is a simple and accurate pie chart of the United States Budget for 2009 fiscal.

This is from the Warresisters.org website.

Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes FY 2009

FY2009 federal piechart

This is clearly OBSCENE CONSUMPTION OF UNITED STATES RESOURCES!

The United States Congress has borrowed 80% of the past military debt that we are paying interest on and proposes to escalate the war in Afghanistan.  Where is this money coming from?  The freaking Corporate Communists, China and the Oligarchy that is the FED printing fiat dollars is where this money comes from and it mortgages our labor, our childrens’ labor and has bankrupted this nation because of the fiscal irresponsibility of the Republican Congress and past President George W Bush because he LIED and took us to War.

It doesn’t get any clearer than this.

WAKE UP AMERICA!


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