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Friday, November 30, 2012

It's Thirty Two Thousand Years Times One Hundred Trillion Divided by Three Hundred Million Thing

Dear America,

you know what I'm thinking this morning, I'm thinking -- for the majority of us -- we are so involved with our own concerns in the re-establishment of everyday life (not just this week, but every week), someone could tell us the government is considering a deal that includes 1.6 trillion dollars in "revenues" (new taxes) with 400 billion dollars in spending cuts ...all over TEN YEARS (aka the punchline)....with 50 billion dollars in additional stimulus thrown in.... and we, allowing the majority to do the talking -- would all say, wow, that sounds really good, pass the gravy.

you know what else I'm thinking this morning, I'm thinking -- for the majority of us -- we hear gossip of our presidential family taking another twenty day vacation over the Christmas holiday in Hawaii, costing the American taxpayers FOUR MILLION dollars (biggest chunk of it for planes, limos and entourage) at a time when our country is knee deep in an economic-stand-down holding all of us hostage....and we -- again, allowing the majority to do the talking -- would all poke our heads up and say, cool, cowabunga Barack.

the majority not being you and me, but the 51% who re-elected the Obama regime...

[I caught a few minutes with Mark Levin last night -- it's a secret pleasure of mine while sipping my evening cocktail, interrupting the making of dinner for just a wee bit -- when I heard the most stunning analogy:  the vacation fit for a king costs more than 99.9% of the American people make. Or something like that...for some reason, my instant recall button isn't as responsive as it used to be.]
but just think about it for a moment, if you will....

Hey, remember that story about the French diplomat, Strauss-Kahn, and the hotel maid?  The incident included two interpretations of the real thing, one saying it was just something about nothing -- the other saying, it was a sexual assault.  Well the case was just settled for ...wait for it....wait for it...SIX MILLION dollars.   This hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo,  can now take a 'presidential size vacation' costing more than most people ever make in a lifetime and still have money left over.   And well, Strauss-Kahn, he's now referring to it as a "moral failure." 

but that's just a little more perspective for you about how we look at money.

We abuse our wealth and prosperity -- we don't treat it right; we don't honor it; we don't guard it with our life; we don't even earn it sometimes.  We have no respect for wealth whatsoever. 

We have lost all perspective of what is reasonable and what is not.

We no longer make the connection between decent, honest to goodness hard work and good day's dollar, and more important, how we serve ourselves, take care of our families and our communities for the greater good with that hard-earned, well-deserved, dollar, year in and year out.  As if the life force of the dollar, itself, has been snuffed right out from under it.

The freedom to honor that principle has been lost in the shuffle across the board in everyday life; what flourished under our founding principles coveting our free enterprising spirit, along with the underlying philosophy sheltering self-reliance and independence that goes with it, as we grow wealth and acquire property -- has been attacked from all sides.  Progressives, with their hearts set on making the American Utopia, have methodically destroyed the methodology -- the methodology that re-creates America from the ground up, inside and out, generation after generation, year in and year out.

A trillion dollars.

What's a trillion dollars these days, right?

We no longer recognize just how MUCH!  a trillion dollars is, let alone recognize it's true value.

How about this angle -- if we took a dollar bill and threw it out the car window every second of the day, it would take  THIRTY TWO THOUSAND years to throw out a trillion dollars. For more brain-iac back up on the subject, go here.

[one million seconds is eleven and a half days; a billion seconds, 32 years...a four million dollar vacation equals throwing a buck out the window for every second of the day for a month and a half...]

SO suddenly we are looking at a multiple of 32 THOUSAND years times sixteen simply to pay off our national debt.  That is, only if government stopped accruing debt right this second and not a second more.

Cocktails, anyone?

We spend 10 billion dollars a day as things stand, or fall,  right now.

Cutting 400 billion dollars?  What does that do?

Taxing "the wealthy" 1.6 Trillion dollars OVER TEN YEARS, when we accrue deficits of 1.3 trillion every year like clockwork?   What does that do?

THE UN-funded liabilities -- an area we haven't talked about for many moons here on the old g thing -- is staggering; this reality, in real numbers, settles in at horrendous multiples of trillions of dollars.  This is for commitments made for things like Medicare and Social Security... and currently this number looks like this: 84 trillion dollars.

Last year, it looked like this.
Next year, it will be over a hundred...trillion.

That's a whole helluva-lot of moral failure, don't ya think?

How about this thought:  32 thousand years times [84 trillion plus 16 trillion debt = 100 trillion] divided by 300 million caretakers.

Merry Christmas, baby.

Here's a perspective ripe for ridicule -- and it's the viewpoint of a president, and one that he repeats over and over and over again, sounding like a nincompoop:  "we can take the trillion dollars we save from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and put it towards our debt...or pay for grandma's hip surgery...or fund another fifty years of electric car research..."  or something like that.

[Mr. President -- you are speaking in terms of funny-money and sound like you're twelve and playing Monopoly.  Collecting money when landing on "free parking" only happens when making up our own rules as we go along (and only Monopoly aficionados would get that).  Are you trying to break the bank?]

But let's all rush out at midnight on Thanksgiving night and buy, on credit, a big screen TV, or three!   It's such a great deal, why stop at one.       yeah, yeah, that's  a good idea. 

Every day we borrow 4 billion dollars just to keep afloat.   And the president's idea of correcting our fiscal cliff -- talks about curbing a mere 400 billion dollars, taxing "the rich" 1.6 trillion dollars, and spreading it out over ten years -- without even addressing the 84 TRILLION dollars in unfunded liabilities we have gathered over the years -- oh, and lest we forget, throwing in a 50 Billion dollar stimulus just for good measure...

we are so screwed.

we are so stupid.

we are so screwed.

we are so stupid.

It's been a rough couple  of days for G -- I threw out my back some time Wednesday and haven't been the same since.   In a perfect world, I would like to simply fault the fiscal cliff straddling my shoulders.  But, if being honest with myself, I am equally to blame.  The weight of the world is one thing, but surely I did something; I contributed directly with the circumstances thrust upon me.  I zigged, quite possibly, when I should have zagged; looking back, maybe I should have been paying more attention to what I was doing in the moment...  It could just be I took my eye off the power ball and something had to give....or something like that.

Oooh speaking of which -- go here.  Isn't that beautiful -- a mechanic, his wife, and their adopted daughter, get to play with nearly 200 million dollars, if they take it all in one fell swoop.

...that's fifty Hawaiian vacations, in presidential terms, if taken back to back; or in other terms, what the president spent in a day on his trip to Mumbai.   Speaking of India, according to a good spot on The Heritage Foundation's website --  "the Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in foreign markets. In 2011, it funded a reality TV show in India that advertised U.S. cotton."  You know, over five years, that 200 million is ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

For a WHOLE lot more, go to Heritage, here, for the full breakdown by the numbers for 2012.
And for another perspective, go to The Patriot Post, here.

So all of a sudden all of this is making me cranky; and the pill, a hard one to swallow.

All in all, a violating set of circumstances weighs me down while NO ONE in authority seems to recognize the gravity of the atrocities underway; and all of it happening in broad daylight -- with a little over half of the nation's populace looking the other way.

How can we keep this up?

Think about it.

Answer to that is WE CAN'T...even when the re-establishment of everyday life demands it.

Let's go over the cliff; how could it hurt us any more than what we have already done to ourselves. At the rate we are going, destiny for the good Ole US of A is already cruising for a bruising -- scratch that, total obliteration.

Make it a Good Day, G

One million seconds comes out to be about 11½ days. A billion seconds is 32 years. And a trillion seconds is 32,000 years. I like to say that I have a pretty good idea what I'll be doing a million seconds from now, no idea what I'll be doing a billion seconds from now, and an excellent idea of what I'll be doing a trillion seconds from now.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1870699,00.html#ixzz2DjGRQ2ki
Wish Six:  
Wish we never started Social Security, for one... 
Plucked from an interview on NPR many moons ago:  
"You mentioned that those threat of socialism 
and I was reading about 
when the labor secretary, Frances Perkins, 
went before Congress, 
a senator asked her: 
isn't this socialism? 
And she said, no. 
And then he said: 
Isn't this a teeny-weeny bit of socialism?

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