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I know most of the people on this email list are Republican or Republican-leaning. Some of you are Democrats, some Libertarians.
It doesn’t matter what your label is, and it doesn’t matter what the label is on the people who currently do and have occupied the White House or the halls of Congress for the past 40+ years. As a whole, they’ve all sold us and future generations down the river.
The current debt ceiling charade, combined with deliberate misinformation and disinformation from all parties with ready access to microphones and the Internet is too scary and disturbing to be laughable.
Please take the time to read this blog post and think back over the past few years; think back over your life and ask yourself “upon what was all our so-called ‘productivity’ and ‘enrichment’ based?”:
No one can defy the laws of physics or math, at least not forever and without great costs. We can become airborne by expending great energy and with risk, but eventually we must either come back to earth or break free of her gravity and go off into space (and then things get really expensive, dangerous and difficult to maintain).
We can keep printing money, playing 3-coconut shuffle, and try every trick in the book to hide the cold, hard mathematical facts, but after 40+ years of doing it (“only” 30+ years if you want to be a stickler for non-interrupted lack of growth) it had better be clear to everyone that the music is going to stop, and we’re running out of options. There are no ways to avoid great pain in making the changes we must make as a nation and a society.
For too long there has been a growing army of people living off other peoples’ money, a/k/a “the free shit army.” And as easy as it is to blame those people, remember that has happened because of the desires of large numbers of people to use government to “pay their fair share” to “help those in need” because they had to impose their views, choices and values on others. The willing politicians enabled this and created expanding generations of dependent people.
I’m not just talking about those on welfare. I’m talking about every entitlement program, including and especially Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid. People foolishly (naively?) believed there was such a thing as a free lunch, and that somehow government planners and bureaucrats could provide for their healthcare, general well-being and very future and there would be no need for self-responsibility, or responsibility to help others including our family, friends and neighbors as we had done with great zeal and success for hundreds of years.
The music is going to stop in our lifetimes, in the next few years if not sooner. When it does, our reality is going to change dramatically for the worse and will remain so until we all stop buying into false political premises and promises. In the big picture, considering the incredibly narrow range of “debate” being discussed in the public sphere, it makes no difference if the critters in Congress or the White House are Democrat or Republican, what comes out is all still just BS.
Nothing put forth by the Obama Administration or any of the “leaders” in either house of Congress passes the laugh test. I hope all of us can be smart enough and strong enough to call a spade a spade, a pile of BS a pile of BS, and to think about what sacrifices we’re willing to make in terms of the things we might think we’re owed. No matter how angry that makes you, remember this: The laws of mathematics don’t care, and they rule.