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Sequester Cuts Scam: “An Oldie But a Goodie”

The situation in our nation today takes me back many years to the early days of a sit-com called “The Beverly Hillbillies”.  I remember the Clampetts hooking up with “Honest John” Shafer, played by long time comedian Phil Silvers.  “Honest John” sold them every monuBeverley HillBilliesment in Washington, D C (De Cesspool). Those “dumb ole’ Clampetts” just kept giving “Honest John” Shafer checks made out to “C.A.S.H.”  If you grew up with the Clampetts, Milburn Drysdale, and Jane Hathaway you will understand.  Congress and the ruling elite are “Honest John” Shafer and We the People are the Clampetts.  We are being conned by experts who make it their lifelong career to scam us into giving them everything we have while thinking they are taking care of us and “looking out for our best interests”.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Ok) has come out with what he calls “Back in Black: A Deficit Reduction Plan”.  In this plan Coburn points out numerous places where millions of our tax dollars are wasted.  But who else in Congress has looked at his plan?  What leadership, in either party, has paid one second of attention to it?  They ignore it because Coburn’s plan will actually benefit the “Clampetts” to the detriment of “Honest John Shafer”!!Tom Coburn

This is our problem, America.  We have a plan to cut $9 trillion dollars without cutting back on anything that is necessary for life in America to improve.  We sit here and watch Obama, then Boehner, then Reid, then McConnell, then Pelosi, then the usual Idiot Corp of the government bureaucracy stroll out to tell We the People how much we are going to suffer.  They are even worried about the Island of Guam tipping over.  Oh, wait, that was last time.  This time Maxine Waters said we were going to lose 170 million of the 140 million jobs currently in the United States.  Again I quote the Aflac duck:” HUH?????????”

So, I am wondering why, when Sen. Coburn has this long list of waste items that can be cut, that none of these cuts ever get made?  Why doesn’t either political party make even the most minor of efforts to remove this wasteful spending?  Why is it that every time we come to this point, as we do on a regular basis, it is always the same things being cut, always the things that are going to cause the most pain to the lives of We the People?  Why are we giving billions of dollars to Egypt in the form of Abrams tanks and F-16 Falcon fighter/bombers?  Why are we giving arms and money to the Syrian ”rebels”, actually Al Qaeda, when that money could stop the closure of airports, daycare centers, free medical clinics, etc.?  Compassion for the poor??

And, what about the billions being given to the United Nations?  What about the foreign aid to Saudi Arabia?  Saudi Arabia???? Don’t they make trillions every year selling us oil at preposterous rates????  These things can’t be cut but we can cut money going to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, soldiers and sailors serving their nation in far off lands?  Come on America, don’t tell me you still buy this crap from these party oriented confidence men!!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen of America, you are being conned by people who only care about themselves; their power, their prestige, and how they are going to continue to rule us.  Our nation is being bled dry; financially, morally, and Constitutionally by people in both political parties who care nothing about We the People, the Constitution, and the future of our Republic.

Barack Obama continues to fly around the nation at great expense.  Nothing is too grand for “der leader”!!!  No one in Congress, Il Duce Obamaother than Rand Paul and Tom Coburn, has cut any money out of their office budgets to turn back to We the People.  No one in “leadership” has done anything to actually lead by example.  Michelle Obama sticks her nose into anything and everything like she is royalty.  We daily hear all the horror stories about how America is going to suffer; yet we spend $1.4 BILLION per year to keep “The Jeffersons” in the White House, not to mention their numerous Five-Star resort vacation trips and separate planes for the family dog!!!  Don’t tell me we can’t cut expenses without hurting the citizens!!!

Sen. Coburn has the answers to many of our problems right there in his “black book” but no one in the leadership of either political party will allow any of it to come up for consideration.  Why does this go on if they are as concerned as they all say they are about the well-being of American citizens?  Well, I guess the political class does have an answer, more government; more of what caused the problems in the first place.

This is a Republican Party problem; this is a Democrat Party problem; this is a political opportunism problem.  Political opportunists in both parties are pitting We the People against one another.  The political ruling class has joined foDemomcrat Logorces to frighten and intimidate citizens into acquiescing to their agenda of continued tighter control of our lives.

I wrote a few days ago about the need for a political party to represent the 67% of We the People who identify as TErepublican logoA Party conservatives.  Neither political party has shown any desire to actually fix the problems our nation faces.  It is more about pointing fingers and placing blame so nothing ever gets fixed.  There are good people in Washington but they are outnumbered terribly.  They need us as much as we need them.  We are a team!!!

There is a light at the end of the tunnel still.   I am proud of and encouraged by my fellow Americans who are stepping up now. The sheriffs and police chiefs who have pledged to refuse to disarm citizens are a breath of freedom. We need a wholesale change of perspective, to one based on The Constitution.  I see it beginning at the county level with these sheriffs and their constituents.  We can take this unity to Washington if we will band together in mutual protection, and support those people in Congress who will speak out for us.  This is a call to action for YOU. Contact your Senator, your Congressman, and demand they get on board with this.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor his work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 8, 2013

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  1. Derrell Poole says:

    Bob,

    I get the little pamphlet “Imprimis” (Hillsdale College) and the latest issue has an excellent article by Amity Shlaes entitled “Calvin Coolidge and the Moral Case for Economy”. She is the author of “Coolidge” as well as other books that seem to center around the history of budgets and other economic topics including “The Forgotten Man: A new History of the Great Depression”. I have not read this but I would imagine it is a perspective on President Coolidge and how he is(n’t?) related to the Great Depression. I think we have always been lead to believe that Coolidge was largely responsible for the Great Depression and that generally we do ignore him. But according to Ms Shlaes he was the most frugal President we ever had.

    According to Shlaes he held weekly meetings with his budget director specifically to SPECFICALLY figure out how to say NO to government spending, requests for spending, and demands for spending! This is a President I think we know very little about. He was the Republican Governor of Massachusetts, ran as Warren Harding’s VP and became President when Harding passed away in 1923. He won his second term by a wide margin (no fraudulence there) in 1924 and finally had had enough in 1928. Recall that the “roaring ’20s” are always considered to be among the most prosperous years in our history. Shlaes attributes much of this to Coolidge and his “get government out of the way” and “don’t waste lead pencils” policies. Coolidge, unlike Reagan ,who also prescribed to what we call the Laffer Curve (lower tax rates equal larger revenues) used tax rates not to increase the government coffers but as a means to control the government’s budget. In fact, Coolidge was a bit hesitant to lowering the tax rates too much as this increase in revenue tended to increase the size of government! This is what Shlaes seems to mean by “the Moral Case”. The author quoted economist Benjamin Anderson; “…the government, under both Hoover (Coolidge’s successor) and Franklin Roosevelt, unlike under Coolidge, “played God”.” I would submit that all of the Presidents since, to include this fraudulent president we have now, have “played God”!

    It was NOT Coolidge or his policies that caused the economic disasters of Oct. 1929. Hoover, despite his pledge to carry on Coolidge’s legacy, did not. And Shlaes contends that FDR (a lying, socialist SNAKE! – my words, not her’s) policies caused the Great Depression to continue on much longer than it would have had the Coolidge policies been in effect!

    Morality in government is the real problem here. And that goes to our government’s utter contempt for our intelligence and our wisdom. They have not forgotten that we the people are in charge – they have IGNORED it!! They have shoved our faces into their arrogant Asses and expected us to LIKE it! They are the Revolutionaries and we are the establishmnment. No matter what your culture, your beliefs, your skin color – if you are an American Citizen – EVEN if you are a progressive left emo democrat – you better stand up for your country and say ENOUGH!!!

    Coolidge stood up to the Unions

    Coolidge visited no national disasters. (There were at least two – the flooding of the Mississippi in 1927 and floods in Vermont (the same year?)).

    Coolidge cut spending on veteran’s benefits.

    Coolidge SUSTAINED a budget surplus while in office and when he left office the Federal budget was SMALLER than when he entered office!

    I have a feeling Calvin didn’t vacation much at all!

    Coolidge acted on behalf of MORSALS – not what was “popular” – and he could have EASILY won a 3rd Term!

    “It is much more important to kill bad bills than pass good ones” – Calvin Coolidge (my new favorite quote). He vetoed 50 bills while in office.

    “The Budget and Accounting act of 1921 provided a means for Harding and Coolidge to control the budget and the nation’s debt, and at the same time gave the people the ability to hold someone responsible. That Law was gutted in the 1970s, when it became collateral damage in the anti-executive fervor following Watergate.” – IMPRIMIS Vol. 42, Number 2, page 5, Amity Shlaes.

    • Bob Russell says:

      Derrell, I don’t know much about Coolidge but what I do know agrees with what you wrote. He was a “Reagan” coming in between 2 “Jimmy Carters”