Have you recently asked yourself, "just what the HELL are these people in Washington DC doing?!" They spend TRILLIONS of dollars on "stimulus" bills and TARP plans that are really nothing more than cleverly conceived and disguised political slush funds for the re-election of Democrat incumbents. If they weren't political slush funds they would have spent that money up front rather than back-loading the majority of the funds to be spent in election year 2010. They have recently proposed ANOTHER "stimulus" bill ("Son of Stimulus"), because of course the first one hasn't worked as promised.
If this fiscal insanity weren't enough, the Democrats and Obama want to spend a trillion dollars or more on "health care reform" and another trillion or more on a ruinous Cap and Trade bill which is ostensibly intended to mitigate the supposed ill effects of Global Warming--aka Psuedoscience on steroids. These two programs will soon grow even more out of control. Adding gasoline to the fire, new spending for dozens of brand new welfare programs is buried in every appropriations bill. Just yesterday President Obama unveiled his record $3.8 TRILLION budget for the new year.
All of this fiscal insanity leads us back to the original head-scratcher, "just what the HELL are these people in Washington DC doing?!"
There are those who say that the Democrat "Progressives" are spending like lunatics to buy votes, and haven't even considered the consequences. That opinion assumes far too much stupidity from where I sit. Others say that this is an orchestrated attempt to crash the financial system and remake America as a far poorer socialist state. To date, it's gone by the name of "Hope and Change we can believe in." In truth this is a strategy, and it already has a name.
Welcome to the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis. In a nutshell, the aim of Cloward-Piven is to bring America to her knees and force political change by overwhelming us with debt and a colossal welfare state. This is malevolent and 100% purposeful, and it must be STOPPED if we are to survive as a free people.
The following link explains this evil plan:
Glenn Beck also explains Cloward-Piven in a frightening five part video series. Grab your favorite alcoholic beverage and the blood pressure medicine. Believe me, you'll need both.
The fantastic and talented conservatives at Axis of Right (highly recommended) explain how we arrived at 14.3 trillion dollars of debt:
-In 2001 when Bush took office, the debt was roughly 1/3 of what it is today, at $5.6 trillion.
-In 2006, the Congress voted to raise the debt limit by $784 billion to $9 trillion.
-In 2007, Congress voted to raise the debt limit by $850 billion, to $9.85 trillion.
-In 2008, Congress voted to raise the debt limit by another $800 billion, to $10.6 trillion.
-In late 2008, Congress voted again (as part of TARP) to raise the debt limit by $700 billion, to -$11.3 trillion.
-In early 2009, Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling (as part of the Porkulus bill) by $800 billion to $12.1 trillion.
-Just last month in December of 2009, Congress, running out of money, raised the debt ceiling by just under $300 billion, to $12.4 trillion.
-Now, Congress is raising the debt limit by a whopping $1.9 trillion. That’s more than the last three debt ceiling raises combined.
-The total of debt ceiling increases passed during the first year of the Obama administration now nearly equal to the increases passed in the first six years of Bush’s presidency.
Or, to look at it another way:
-Total debt ceiling increases under Bush and Republican Congress (6 years): $3.4 trillion
-Total debt ceiling increases under Bush and Democrat Congress (2 years): $2.35 trillion
-Total debt ceiling increases under Obama and Democrat Congress (1 year): $3. trillion
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Let's look at the big picture. We have out-of-control spending at a time when tax receipts are at a low point due to an economy in recession. To add economic (and moral) insult to injury, the Democrats have dramatically expanded the welfare rolls, and pushed for huge new taxes using class warfare rhetoric, Cap and Trade legislation, and a complete step by step takover of the American health care system. The result of these huge new taxes will be more economic stagnation and debt.
This is beyond mere stupidity, it's PURPOSEFUL DESTRUCTION!
It's Cloward-Piven. Sharpen your pitchforks folks, you may just need them soon....