Our Nation’s Future

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What about the constituents of a principled congressman? If their congressman refuses unconstitutional spending, it doesn’t mean that they pay lower federal income taxes. All that it means is constituents of some other congressmen get the money while the nation spirals toward financial ruin, and they wouldn’t be spared from that ruin because their congressman refused to participate in unconstitutional spending.

What we’re witnessing in Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and other parts of Europe is a direct result of their massive spending to accommodate the welfare state. A greater number of people are living off government welfare programs than are paying taxes. Government debt in Greece is 160 percent of gross domestic product. The other percentages of GDP are 120 in Italy, 104 in Ireland and 106 in Portugal. As a result of this debt and the improbability of their ever paying it, their credit ratings either have reached or are close to reaching junk bond status.

Here’s the question for us: Is the U.S. moving in a direction toward or away from the troubled EU nations? It turns out that our national debt, which was 35 percent of GDP during the 1970s, is now 106 percent of GDP, a level not seen since World War II’s 122 percent. That debt, plus our more than $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities, has led Standard & Poor’s to downgrade our credit rating from AAA to AA+, and the agency is keeping the outlook at “negative” as a result of its having little confidence that Congress will take on the politically sensitive job of tackling the same type of entitlement that has turned Europe into a basket case.

I am all too afraid that Benjamin Franklin correctly saw our nation’s destiny when he said, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

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  • H&R_ Barack

    "Section 8 housing subsidies, – Medicaid, and other support programs has been to create a permanent welfare class which, in terms of skills and attitudes, is poorly equipped to return to work. Not only that, the children of welfare moms are nurtured in a mentality that perpetuates dependency from generation to generation. And liberal politicians are in no hurry to end this dependency since the system of welfare patronage serves their interests." http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/the_welfar… ~ American Thinker

    Currently, only half (50%) of Americans pay income taxes. Yet every non-criminal citizen can vote for spending programs.

    Democrats have a vested interest in open borders, voter fraud, as well as expanding the numbers of persons on government welfare.

    Why should Obama wish to create more jobs when it is welfare recipients who are his greatest fans?

    A 340lb Obama Voter 'attacked store workers with pepper spray' as she 'tried to steal beer, bacon, cheese and chicken wings from Piggly Wiggly' –

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150243/3… – UK Mail OnLine

    ……Stevie Wonder back ground music …. "Isn't She Lovely"……(fade out)……

    • StephenD

      H.R., you said:

      “Currently, only half (50%) of Americans pay income taxes. Yet every non-criminal citizen can vote for spending programs.”

      You’re right of course. This is why I advocate for the “Privilege” to vote be limited to those that pay taxes. If you do not pay into the system, you should have no say in how the money is spent. That doesn’t fault you (Some folks through no choice are unable to be in a position to contribute), it merely says that you cannot have sway in hoe other people’s money is spent. I can’t come into your home and tell you how to spend the household funds…unless I paid into it correct? This is what I’m talking about. You’d see an IMMEDIATE turn around in approach of all of Congress. My bet is when they have to pay attention to only those that pay the bills they will tend to be more cautious with our money.

      • JohnnyV

        I’d take it a step further and disenfranchise anybody that gets any money from government jobs. That would include teachers, postal workers, administrators, and even paid politicians. I don’t know about private contractors; I’ll have to think about that for a while and get input from other people on that.

        • Jim_C

          What about military?

      • Jim_C

        I'd be tempted to say we're already there. Our voter turnout is typically pretty abysmal.

        As to your proposal–hell, why not? It's basically the same as my idea to charge a modicum of tuition even for public schools. Even if it were simply a tactic designed to wake people up.

  • H&R_ Barack

    Today, if you want to understand Occupy Wall Street, look at Greece.

    More than 80,000 leftists took to the streets in Athens. As is usual for all Occupy movements, confrontations with the police are essential. The purpose, as usual, is violent confrontation in the hopes that excessive force can be exploited for propaganda purposes. Recently events show us can how far they are willing to go in Athens.

    Greece: OWS on Steroids – http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=htt… ~ American Thinker

    Socialism as a disease progresses slowly, but it has been underway for more than a hundred years. The malignancy is now metastasizing.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/the_social

  • crackerjack

    After the Lehman desaster an the failiure to install any form of legislation to curb its virulent financial mafia, its high time the industrialised europeans start cutting economic ties with the USA an installing financial firewalls against theWall Street casino of crooks.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    Our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people of the Judeo-Christian faith, living on an isolated continent.

    It is wholly inadequate to the government and people of any other faith. It is wholly inadequate under conditions of a wide openness to hostile ideologies and people carrying them.

    (The 2011 update of John Adams)