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Well, they’re at it again. The most transparent and open administration ever is secretly providing military aid to Egypt. It seems that Secretary of State John Kerry secretly gave Egypt $1.3 billion.
Under U.S. law, the Secretary of State must certify that the Egyptian government “is supporting the transition to civilian government, including holding free and fair elections, implementing policies to protect freedom of expression, association and religion, and due process of law.” The law, forwarded by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) gives the U.S. government the ability to waive that condition if it deems this in the U.S. national security interest and provides a detailed justification. But Kerry, despite his own misgivings, went ahead with the gift. Kerry, on May 9, 2013, said, “… we are not satisfied with the extent of Egypt’s progress and are pressing for a more inclusive democratic process and strengthening of key democratic institutions.” [emphasis mine]
The news of that gift was never released to the public, and possibly not even to an inept Congress. Somehow, I missed Kerry’s “detailed justification” of his (secret) decision. Was it kept secret as well? The corruption continues.
Yes, that is the same Mohammed Morsi who called President Obama a “liar” in the same speech that he called Jews and Israelis “Descendants Of Apes And Pigs” and “Bloodsuckers.” That is the same Morsi who is the Muslim Brotherhood backed president of Egypt, the same Muslim Brotherhood that praised the jihad against America. That is the same Morsi who had a dissident jailed for insulting him. And that’s the same Egypt that this week sentenced 43 democracy workers, including 16 Americans, to up to five years in jail for working in Non-Governmental Organizations not registered with the government.
If Obama, et al, want to be fools, that is their prerogative. The “rub” comes in when their foolishness is financed with OUR tax dollars. One wonders what line must be crossed, what Morsi can say, before someone finally holds Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood accountable.
But that’s just my opinion
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Once again, we had another fiscal emergency. Well, THEY had a self-made emergency. Yes, our Federal government, our legislators, the ones who created this “Fiscal Cliff” mess in the first place and had over 2 years to work toward a resolution decided to wait until the last minute and act like they were riding in on a white horse (paid for by the American taxpayer) to solve the problem they created. And what did they do? They made the problem worse. They fixed NOTHING!
They simply pushed the debt down the road. This country is deficit spending at a rate that we can NEVER repay no matter how much money we steal from the rich.
Let’s put in terms we can all understand. Say you make $50,000 a year, and let’s say your expenses are almost $68,000 a year. You can cut back on expenditures or you can do what the government does when they aren’t making enough money… take a second, third, and forth mortgage out on your house. Then, use the borrowed money to pay your deficit while you continue to spend more than you’re making.
In ten years you are still in the hole. $180,000 in the hole. Even if you get a 2% raise each year, you will still be in the hole. This ratio is roughly equivalent to how our government is currently operating.
Our Federal government takes in almost $2.4 trillion a year in tax revenues. They spend over $3.6 trillion a year. We are spending a TRILLION more than we take in! President Obama and our Representatives have committed us to spending an additional $4 trillion over the next 10 years, leaving one big mess of a legacy for someone else to figure out because many of them won’t be around.
The Fiscal Cliff compromise didn’t really deal with any cuts or spending reforms. Remember, Mr. Obama said “no more bailouts for banks and big corporations”?? Well, NASCAR, the green industry, farming, and many others got BIG TAX breaks. And Obama’s beloved middle class got the BIG SHAFT!
The average American will lose $30.00 each week from their paychecks. That’s a ½ tank of gas, 1.5 bags of groceries, the water bill, or the phone bill.
The average American will lose $120 to $150 each month. That’s ½ a car payment, a full insurance payment, or an electric bill in a small apartment. DOES ANYONE ON THAT HILL REALLY GIVE A ^%@$ about the American worker? NO!
As a small business owner, I spend a lot of time working through the company budget, what we are spending, what we need to spend and so on. As a husband, father, and homeowner I also have to take time to look at our current income, our expected future income, the safeguards on our investments, and “Plan B” in case everything blows up. It takes time and input from experts.
The Fools on the Hill took 3 minutes to evaluate this compromise before they voted on it! I wish I were joking. Let that sink in. Most of our U.S. Senators received a copy of this 154 page bill 3 minutes before they voted on it, maybe 10 minutes total.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t read 154 pages, take it in, and understand the details in less than 10 minutes. But these guys to this ALL THE TIME!
They have all got to go!
Democrats need to wake. Fifteen of the best 21 run states are controlled by Republicans. Eleven states that currently have more people on public assistance than those not on public assistance are run by Democrats. Detroit, the poster child for the way the Democrats want to do business, is in the toilet and has been for a long time. The schools are a mess, government is a mess, the city is a mess, the streets are a mess. Shall I go on?
Both sides need to look at the hard numbers and see what works and what doesn’t and just do what works! PERIOD!
How does an elected official looking at their failing city, look at successfully running city and decide they can’t do what the other city is doing because its run by the “other side” . That’s un-American, un-patriotic, and just plain stupid.
Hey America! Grow up and get a clue. Let’s replace these “Fools on the Hill” before they destroy us all.