In brief, let's get linked to a post @ The Heritage Foundation, from Andrew Kloster:, and skip to my Lew to the end:
"...the President has broad authority to manage government payments to avoid defaulting on federal obligations. He can choose which payments to make and in which order, and these choices will impact the effects on the average U.S. taxpayer and the economy."
Okeydokey? And thank you, Andrew, for breaking down the debt limit -- and the payment on the debt -- to an elementary level translation. Don't be a low-information voter and ignore the easy read...
Oh, and according to Moody's, President Obama can stop threatening a credit rating doom and gloom scenario:
"At this time we don't see that (rating cut) as a consequence of these short-term events," said Steven Hess, Moody's lead U.S. sovereign credit analyst.
"The rating is based more on the long-term outlook for the debt, rather than what we think will be short-term events."
Indeed. Matter of fact, I would be willing to bet Moody's would really like to see the United States gain some control over our debt, reform entitlements, stop allocating hard earned tax payer money to things we can no longer afford, and be smart with our money. But I digress.
Now, moving on.
Currently, little old gthang is running a wee bit scared; sitting here, wondering, shaking in my jammies, what in the world is he going to do later on today (and quite possibly before I get to the end of this post)?
Speaking of the Speaker, of course --- who is set to meet up with the president, offering an interim pacifier on the 17 trillion dollar debt limit and the tantrum throwing 44th president of the United States, who's fiscal trajectory is set to double the National Debt over his two terms of "service" to the American people. [yeah, right, raising the debt ceiling won't raise the debt so much as a dime...oh okay]
Along came a spider...and I just want to crawl through the world wide web and shake him something fierce, screaming, don't do it, don't do it!
The National Debt should be under a national review and microscope of all 300 million of us, starting today. Here's a flashback to 2011, CNS News offers an immediate reality check of then and now -- and all within a matter of a few years:
"As of Monday, Obama had been in office 986 days—or about 32 and a half months. During that time, the debt increased at an average pace of $4.27 billion per day. Were that rate to continue until Obama’s term ends on Jan. 20, 2013, the debt would then stand at about $16.86534 trillion—an increase of more than $6.2 trillion for Obama’s four years."
Remember now, this is the projection from October 5, 2011!
So read it again.
And where are we at...October 10, 2013...16.962066 and escalating. Was CNS right on target, or what? So, at 4.27 billion per day, continuing until the end of his second term, another 27 months later...we add another 3.2 trillion!...and arrive at 20 trillion dollars, or more, in DEBT by the time he is done (and without even trying to calculate the bureaucratic nightmare that is Obamacare -- because it is incalculable!).
Speaking of which -- how much did we pay for this guaranteed IT motherlode of a contract to keep up and running -- first projected to be @ a cost of 93 million dollars? Try a bite of this. OR go to the digital trend re-do, here. Either way you look at it, it's a lot of muckn' funny...
So, you know, health care is an industry that spans, affects, controls one-sixth of our national economy. We should all be afraid.
[Oh holy crap -- he caved.]
BREAKING NEWS: floating a six week debt limit extension with no strings attached.
Aw geeze louise, might as well commit myself to a rubber room right now.
"If Ands or Buts were candy and nuts, then every day would be Christmas" -- what?
So what do we call the kind of government that begins to control absolutely everything, and not very well, to boot?
Oh, you need another example, besides our amassing of great debt with nothing good to show for it?
How about this news, coming to us via The Fiscal Times: how about the humongous, privacy stealing, unconstitutional, earth shattering bureaucratic mess that is the NSA spy center being unable to operate without starting an electrical fire?
If only Lefties (and the righties falling into the same camp and trap as the Speaker of the House) would simply take off their rose colored glasses, surely with shades of grey showing just around the temples -- they might just see how upside down America is right about now.
- Mainstream media controlled by the boot to the neck of this administration.
- Monthly incomes of half the population, through federal entitlements... disability, welfare, food stamps, unemployment -- supported solely on the other half, the backs of the taxpayers.
- Executive Branch unilaterally making up law, changing law, and ignoring law according to it's need [see DOMA, DADT, Immigration Law, and the general usurping of Constitutional Authority].
- Executive Branch creating a police state, to inflict hurt and pain on the American people, controlling access to taxpayer funded properties, memorials, and benefits -- under the guise of a government shutdown [see current events].
- Executive Branch controlling our children's education, through Common Core [see new D of Education reforms].
- Executive Branch controlling the closure of our churches for military personnel [see this].
- Executive Branch controlling the use of the National Mall, when during a shutdown, it makes an exception for an amnesty march...[really?]
- I refuse to continue.
"Philosophy of government that stresses the primacy and glory of the state, unquestioning obedience to its leader, subordination of the individual will to the state's authority, and harsh suppression of dissent. Martial virtues are celebrated, while liberal and democratic values are disparaged. Fascism arose during the 1920s and '30s partly out of fear of the rising power of the working classes; it differed from contemporary communism (as practiced under Joseph Stalin) by its protection of business and landowning elites and its preservation of class systems. The leaders of the fascist governments of Italy (1922–43), Germany (1933–45), and Spain (1939–75)—Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Francisco Franco—were portrayed to their publics as embodiments of the strength and resolve necessary to rescue their nations from political and economic chaos. Japanese fascists (1936–45) fostered belief in the uniqueness of the Japanese spirit and taught subordination to the state and personal sacrifice. See also totalitarianism; neofascism"
Make no mistake, what is happening in America is the will not of the people, but glory of the state.
Oh the irony when our president spoke a few days ago, saying, "we can't make extortion routine," directing his ire over the Republicans in the House, firmly planted on this nation's foundation advocating for smaller, limited government and insisting Obamacare be, at the very least, delayed, as a condition of increasing our nation's debt limit.
When all along, it has been the very conditions of this administration -- firmly planted in remaining steadfast, headstrong, and fully committed to designating the debt ceiling non-negotiable, that has brought America to her knees; and when further pressed -- resorts to cutting off services to Veterans, access to open air memorials, stopping the transfer of death benefits to military families, closing church doors, threatening non-payment of social security payments, threatening default on our debt when, in fact, the president is fully authorized to control who gets what and when!
Extortion Dude-in-Chief, at your service -- specializing in extraordinary, extortionary means for extraordinary, extortionary ends [opening his cape and flashing his pearly whites, making all the stupid girls swoon]
[Yes, juvenile it is. Bite me.]
On that note -- there's enough here to gnaw on for awhile; not to mention, with the House being on fire as we speak, it's enough to spin me into a tizzy-fit.
And nobody needs to see that.
Make it a Good Day, G
Oh the extraordinary, extortionary, strateegury of creating new language on the fly...it's what I do. thank you, thank you very much, be here all week, or at least until the end of the day. come back again real soon, ya'll.
Oh what's this? What's the first to go, according to Jack-o-lantern-Lew? And love the boots, where'd you get 'em?