"I cannot guarantee
that those checks go out on August 3rd
if we haven't resolved this issue.
Because there may simply not
be the money in the coffers to do it."
That's a good one, Mr. President.
Have you checked the balance of the checking account lately? are you even remotely aware of how much money the U.S. Treasury takes in every month?
IF the stupid people take a moment to do the math, we would all realize (based on current revenues at 2.2 Trillion a year) that we bring in, at the very least, TWO HUNDRED BILLION each month. The debt service, which must be paid first to avoid default, is about 30 B's. The rest of that monthly cash flow amounts to somewhere around another 170 B's -- right? I know, I know, it is a rough sketch. ask me if I care. so hmmm...
what to do, what to do. Should we pay, perhaps, our monthly entitlement payments next? Beginning with Social Security -- needing about 25 B's, then Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment...on down the line.
WE MAKE PLENTY OF MONEY.
Check this chart out. It tells anyone who cares, what is sitting in the U.S. Treasury [aka 'the coffers'] at any given time. It is brilliant really. Take your time...go line by line (choose to veto, at will) ...review how the U.S. Treasury spends the people's money (rounded to millions).
Month to Date: Adding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment = 58 Billion dollars
So what we do we have left? We have at least 100 billion dollars left to pay for other important things = like the Department of Defense -- our troops -- the vendors, the veterans affairs; and then, maybe we'll even cover the paychecks of our fine Federal Employees (albeit, their importance, questionable).
Then from here on out, it should be fire-sale time; everything must go kind of thing.
Now, my breakdown is obviously loosely thrown together according to my little head; CNS News offers you a more critical eye, using actual numbers from May 16th through July 7 -- and for that, just go here.
And they reminded me of an interesting teeny tiny detail: WE actually HIT the DEBT CEILING on MAY 16th. Do you still have a roof over your head? Did the sky fall down? Are people rioting in the streets? Did Social Security checks get mailed last week? the week before? the week before that? and again, the week before that?
Smoke and mirrors. Desperate times call for desperate measures. The ends justify the means. Fear mongering. Creating a reason for class warfare -- making the civil society chaotic. Telling outright lies to the American people. Really?
If you fall for these tactics from this president, it isn't shame on him -- it is shame on you.
From Saul Alinsky, the president's mentor:
"The middle classes are numb, bewildered, scared into silence. They don't know what, if anything, they can do. This is the job for today's radical [in office by the way] -- to fan the embers of hopelessness into a flame to fight."
Everything that is happening in America, right now, is right out of the 196 pages of Rules for Radicals. It is time for us to know the enemy within.
Make it a Good Day, G
and again, the shared sacrifice vs. shared prosperity blaahg gets sidelined....maybe tomorrow.
pss. can I just say, Mitch McConnell is an idiot.
psss. if the GOP don't find a pair soon, this girl is gonna lose it; and I can assure you, it won't be pretty.
just breathe, G, just breathe. But hey, if the rant fits:
"Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley [fill in with Representative of choice], my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?
had to do it. It was radical, I know. But I feel good. Do you feel good?