Thursday, March 16, 2006

I am sorry Graydon, I am sorry Kayla...

Unfortunately for our children The Republicans raised the debt ceiling (Again) along Party lines. The debt ceiling was raised to 8.97 trillion dollars; that is about $30,000 for EVERY man, woman, and child in America. This includes prisoners, the insane, children, the infirm, the disabled, etc...

When The Republicans swept to power they PROMISED to bring fiscal discipline back to America. The Federal debt was 4.75 trillion dollars. What happened?

The Republicans have drifted far to the left on spending issues. They passed the first expansion to the "Great Society" since the 1960's. They are flat out spending more then even the big government Democrats. The Republican Party is now consistently and shamelessly spending more money then the Party they displaced... The Republicans act more like SOCIALISTS... Remember when Clinton wanted to expand Government Health care? Now the Republicans have expanded it...

What the heck?

Do you remember all the promises about passing a balanced budget? The Republicans have conveniently forgotten...

Mark Souder stood up on his "High Horse" in 1994 and promised to cut spending. Now he is spending far faster then the entire United States Navy on a permanent drinking binge...

My God...

What a disgrace...

9 comments:

John Good said...

I'm glad that I am not the only one seeing this. Despite our differences, we'd best stick together, Mike.

Doug said...

Amen, brother. Each one of us, men, women, and children, individually owes about $30,000 on the National Debt. I don't think we could pay this off if we sold all the roads in America.

William Larsen said...

It makes me sick. This has got to stop! We have mortgaged our childrens' future to the hilt. They all have to go. Undoubtdely Bush will sign the bill if he has not already.

How many have ever read this about Davy Crocket? Not Yours To Give It is very good.

In the first place, the government ought to have in the Treasury no more than enough for its legitimate purposes. But that has nothing to do with the question. The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be intrusted to man, particularly under our system of collecting revenue by tariff, which reaches every man in the country, no matter how poor he may be, and the poorer he is the more he pays in proportion to his means. What is worse, it presses upon him without his knowledge where the weight centers, for there is not a man in the United States who can ever guess how much he pays to the government.

Mike Kole said...

Mike, I'd just ask you not to disparage the good people of the US Navy, comparing Congressmen to them. Thanks.

Robert Enders said...

How about this: Spending like a terminally ill guy who just got his first credit card.

John Good said...

The next time someone attempts to slam Bill Clinton for anything, point to the numbers, and then punch them right in the nose. How in THE hell can somebody take us from a zero deficit to THESE numbers?? I think a public flogging is in order here!

LP Mike Sylvester said...

I am very upset with The Republcians as well John; but, the Democrats are part of the problem as well.

They keep telling Bush to spend more on Education, Health Care, etc...

Mike

Jeff Pruitt said...

Unfortunately there is no accountability in this country and it's not just a problem w/ government. Lousy workers are never disciplined. Poor teachers are protected. Students falling behind are "socially" passed to the next level. Nobody cares that there were never any weapons of mass destruction. The government is just a microcosm of the entire society.

I'm one of the few people I know who try to hold people accountable. If you're work is not up to par then I tell you. If Circuit City screws me over and the store manager won't fix it then I never shop there again (had to get that off my chest). If I don't agree w/ Wal-Mart's business decisions then I don't shop there. If Target refuses to give people emergency contraceptive then I don't shop there.

My elected government does not get a free pass. Too many people refuse to look at the big picture IMO. They just figure that things aren't too terrible for them so why rock the boat. That is a dangerous attitude...

LP Mike Sylvester said...

I am with you Jeff and I feel the same way.

That is most likely why I am so angry at Mark Souder...