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Monday, October 7, 2013

It's the Corner of Lunacy and Solvency Thing

Dear America,

"A people who values
its privileges
above its principles
soon loses both."
Eisenhower apparently said that.
And then there is something from Lincoln:
"America will never
be destroyed from the outside. 
If we falter
and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
amen to that.
Now, to piggy-back upon an advertising campaign from Walgreens... 'at the corner of happy and healthy' -- or is it healthy and happy -- guess the intersection America has landed?
Here's a hint...
commenting upon the bureaucratic hot mess that is the nation's disability program, now at a whopping 135 Billion dollars a year, and set to be out of money in a few years, the general response is something like, half the country is outraged, while the other half wonders 'where do I sign up for benefits.'
This Disability Department spends more money than the Department of Homeland Security, Labor and Justice COMBINED, according to the investigative journalism expressly brought to you at the corner of 60 Minutes and Sunday.   See more here.
And it is wrought with fraud, to say the least; a perfect storm, fifty years in the making, to say the most.
While many things seem to be getting grayer by the minute, many other things are just black and white.  
Now, let me lead you to a column from Thomas Sowell -- the brilliant mind that he is,  gives us a matter of fact, on the record response, of Who Shut Down the Government, here. 

And then again, here's a thought (and brought to us via Michael Barone, via The Patriot Post):

"The problem was caused by James Madison. And by the 39 other men who signed the Constitution in 1787. The problem, of course, is the government shutdown. It was caused because the Framers of the Constitution wisely provided for separation of powers among the three branches of government. The president would faithfully execute the laws and be commander in chief of the military, but both houses of Congress would have to approve of every penny the government could spend."

As the second week of the "government shutdown" begins, we are quickly reminded of the corner of lunacy and solvency meeting somewhere in Washington, most likely at the intersection of behind closed doors and impromptu photo ops.
Has anyone looked at the Debt Clock lately?
Considering our "debt limit" is 16.69 Trillion dollars -- how is it that the U.S. Debt Clock, in real time, is barreling to 17 T's and in this second is at about 16.966 Trillion?  Cast your eyes to the real thing here.
So upon this happy Monday -- put together the information stream that is at your fingertips, please!  Begin with 60 Minutes...find your way with Thomas Sowell...follow through with Byron York...and stop at the Debt Clock.  Just stop there, for a moment or two,  and realize the true GPS showing where America sits.  

America's global positioning is shifting right under our feet. It's a battle between the have's and the have-nots, and turns self-reliance and independence and freedom against each other and into a fallacy -- at least, that is what seems to be driving both behind the wheel and rational of this new America...

but what do I know, I'm just a girl standing on the same corner with the rest of you.

Make it a Good Day, G

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