“The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.” Alexis de Tocqueville
“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and all that is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.” Thomas Jefferson
“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” Daniel Webster
Our nation has a national debt that is in excess of $20 trillion dollars and growing. The Obama regime touted with great pride that it had cut the deficit. The deficit is the difference between what the government collects each year and what it spends. The Obama regime decreased the deficit of the Obama's high deficit, which was in excess of $1 trillion, to around $500 billion dollars. The debt continued to grow every year of the Obama regime and in eight years of irresponsible Marxist/Progressive spending the debt doubled to the $20 trillion level.
Our published national debt exceeds our Gross National Product. Our real debt, when considering unfunded liabilities and true accounting debt, greatly exceeds our Gross National Product. The United States is in the same financial position as are many third world countries including Greece.
Over the past 100 years, the United States government has become the enemy of freedom and liberty. The wise people, who are quoted above, understood that the individuals who comprise the government always have a tendency to desire power. These power seekers understand that they become more powerful when they are able to take money from some and redistribute it to others. The power these people gain is always done in the false name of compassion and justice. The end is always the same. The people these power-hungry people claim they want to help, are always the people who are hurt the most. Venezuela is an example. Read my article from yesterday.
The Trump administration has now published its proposed budget, on which I commented two articles ago. The budget proposes cutting real dollars and wasteful programs; 66 to be exact. These are programs that spread wealth and favor one group over another. These are programs that have been created for political purposes; purposes that brought or bring power to specific politicians. These are programs that help bring about the destruction of free nations because they are fiscally irresponsible and bring power and control to government.
Everybody knew Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) would oppose both the cuts in spending and programs. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) openly denounce the freedom of individuals and advocate the power of big government and the redistribution of income and wealth. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) support the very same policies that brought Venezuela to their current position.
Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) reacted to Trump ‘s proposed 2018 budget with a shower of outrage over cuts to Amtrak, environmental programs, food stamps, student loans, disability funding, infrastructure grants, food stamps, and Medicare.
“The president’s cruel and inhumane budget should be dead on arrival,” demanded M/P U.S. Rep. Val Demings of Orlando.
“Once again, the Trump administration is showing its true colors: talk like a populist but govern like a special interest’s zealot,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (M/P-N.Y.) said in a statement.
And the complaints, demonizing, and demagoguery continued.
The above comments should not surprise anybody. This is what Marxist/Progressives do; they spend money they do not have, they take money from one to give to another, and they create programs that enslave individuals to the government.
The Republicans are the party that once again will surprise some. After all, the Republican establishment proclaims it is conservative, it is fiscally responsible, and it believes in freedom and liberty for the individual; it is just the opposite of the Marxist/Progressives so the Republican establishment claims.
“It’s a problem — it’s a big problem,” Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), the chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, said of a proposed $610 billion reduction in Medicaid spending. “I've got one of the poorest districts in the country, with lots of Medicaid recipients as well as other programs. . . . The cuts are draconian.”
“We think it's wrongheaded," Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said about the looming cuts to farm programs. "Production agriculture is in the worst slump since the depression -- 50 percent drop in the net income for producers. They need this safety net.”
These are Republican politicians speaking with only a concern for their own political careers. A statesman’s concern would be for the well-being of the nation. If we continue on the same road of growing national debt, which limits the growth of the economy, our fate is sealed. We should all pay close attention to the position in which Venezuela finds itself because we will be in the same position.
Republican politicians are not wanted. Statesmen are needed to save this country.