Spending Is the Game

The ruling class is pulling out all the stops in the mis-framed debate over the direction our country will take to try and put up barriers to anything resembling a halt to what they like to do best; spend the taxpayers money as fast as they can!

The problem is that after going on a literal blitzkrieg of irresponsible spending based upon the cover of cannibalistic stimulus policy known as Keynesian economics, including endless bailouts,  quantitative easing (money printing), crony payouts, and the like, since 2007, we suddenly find ourselves very, very far in debt.

In the 2010 elections the people clearly said, “ENOUGH!”,  by voting out incumbents in historic proportions.  The message was unmistakable that people wanted a halt to fiscal irresponsibility… and out of control government.

So now those most recently voted in are holding fast and we the people are holding everyone’s feet to the fire by expecting them to stand on the principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility.

The establishment, who were shocked by the election results, seemed to understand briefly that business as usual had changed. However, they quickly got over it, believing that they could use their powers to bring any “upstarts” inline with their reality and the way “things are done inside the beltway!” This particular plan has not seemed to work very well though and now we witness much screaming and howling and crying, “FOUL!”

It seems that those associated with the Tea Party movement are now considered middle-earth hobbits incapable of being reasonable nor of understanding the complexities of the game by members in their own party establishment.

We understand just fine.

Obama and the other leftists in charge have no desire to stop spending at a fast and furious rate, but they do have an election to worry about, so they will do whatever it takes to blame the right for their spending addiction.  We learn from them that the current GOP leadership is weak on principles, and will often sacrifice these strategic strongholds (conservative principles) in order to gain minute or insignificant pieces of political ground in order to claim progress.  This easy exploitation seems apparent to everyone but those who are being played.

Economically the left has no answers at all that do not include more taxes and more spending.   They just need the permission to continue their program relatively unabated.  It is their foes in Congress who are continuously “compromising”  to give them this further permission. To be fair, there is actually one area the left would cut willing, our national defense. Other than this, they are about growing, not limiting government size.  For that, they always need more of the people’s money to spend.

The astronomical national debt numbers are not imaginary figures ginned up by cave dwelling know-nothings.  This debt was created in record time by those in Washington… playing their game. These are addicts and enablers trying to point fingers at the interventionists wanting responsibility in their representation! We get back  loud protests about disastrous election results if the game is not allowed to continue on their own terms!

There are only so many points of time where the opportunity exists to turn back in the right direction for this country.  This is one of those times. Let’s put the onus back on those who deserve the real criticism.

The best deal for America is to take the steps needed to bring spending under control, and to do it now, not later.  It may be too tough a job for some, but in that event, we can, and will, find those who are willing to perform the job of ending the spending game.


Tea Party Background

This is taken directly from surgeusa.org website as an excerpt, I think we all do well knowing where we came from, and remembering our roots, when trying to determine where to go next!

The Tax Day Tea Party protests on April 15 were remarkable because they became an independent celebration by hundreds of thousands of Americans about basic principles and values, rather than political partisanship.  They were venting their frustration – not anger or hatred.  They were standing up for what they firmly believe.  They weren’t simply blaming others or asking for special favors. They were basically pushing back against the rapid, sweeping, and costly changes in our federal government, as well as abuses of power and spending by politicians and bureaucrats at every level of government.  It was more of a “let’s get back to our basic American values” movement.

They were not led by any single national organization to push a political party or a specific agenda. Instead, they were organized by hundreds of volunteers at the local level, each taking the initiative and reaching out to the people in their communities to work together to make it happen.

The news media were largely confused by the diversity of home-made signs at these rallies, on a wide variety of topics, according to the individual concerns of the person who had chosen freely to be there.
These weren’t the mass produced marketing images of a political campaign’s brand strategy to focus on a simple message.  These signs ranged from complex and thoughtful messages to the venting of political frustrations.  Some of them were extraordinarily clever and entertaining.  Individuals shared thousands of photos online to feature their favorites.  They were talking to each other.  They weren’t there to listen to politicians.  They were there to meet each other, and to share their own concerns.
For the most part, although many signs were very pointed and critical, they were not ad hominem or hateful attacks.  They weren’t simply anti-Obama, or anti anybody else.  These were individuals freely expressing their own views.  Rather than just being against higher taxes, spending, and debt, many were clearly expressing concern about defending the fundamental principled and values on which this country was founded, including the limited role delegated to the federal government in the Constitution.