Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It's Context Meet Perspective, Care to Dance? Thing

Dear America,

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely." 
Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet


it was just a couple of minutes of your time; while a really bigly ovation must go out to YOU TUBE HERE.  Ah, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers...

Let's just run with Ginger's lines for a wee bit....she sings:
Nothing's impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start All over again.

Don't lose your confidence if you slip,
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.

Work like a soul inspired,
Till the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired,
But you'll be a man, my son!

Will you remember the famous men,
Who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath,
Pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.
[and thank you Lyrics playground for the hand]

As this Girl begins to wonder....for in 1936, this was the Cost of Living:

Average Cost of new house $3,925.00 
Average wages per year $1,713.00 
Cost of a gallon of Gas 10 cents 
Average Cost for house rent $24.00 per month 
A loaf of Bread 8 cents 
A LB of Hamburger Meat 12 cents 
Studebaker Car $665.00 
Ladies Swimming Costume $6.95 
Hot Cross Buns 16 Cents per dozen 
Campbells Tomato Soup 4 cans for 25 cents 

Jumping over to bio. for a little context on the president of the day, Franklin D. Roosevelt, we are told this story:
By 1936, [FDR just getting started, beginning his second out of FOUR terms! Talk about absolute power...] the economy showed signs of improvement. Gross national product was up 34 percent, and unemployment had dropped from 25 percent to 14 percent. But Franklin Roosevelt faced criticism for increased government spending, unbalanced budgets, and what some perceived as moving the country toward socialism. During the mid-1930s, several New Deal acts were declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Roosevelt retaliated by proposing to "pack" the court with justices more favorable to his reforms. Many in Congress, including some Democrats, rejected the idea. By 1938, negative publicity, a continuing sluggish economy, and Republican victories in mid-term elections virtually ended Roosevelt's ability to pass more reform legislation. [With emphasis added....for EMPHASIS!]
 And given how little miss G thang began the day,  FDR is said to have said something like this, too: 

 "It is common sense to take a method 
and try it. 
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. 
But above all, try something."

'Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try all over again...'

But to think -- the country voted for Trump to combat the very same things.... "increased government spending, unbalanced budgets, [Obamacare] and what is being perceived as moving the country toward socialism."  And who says we haven't evolved? ah hem. ah hem...The faces may change but the steps remain the same, only elevated, and now fully incorporated to be the only way we know how.   

Flash forward from black and white movies to eighty years later -- we might as well call it 22 TRILLION in debt once we add in another year's deficit and after an omnibus piece of legislation has just passed to continue to fund the government; if we were to add the Unfunded Liabilities (you know, to pay for all the social services FDR thought was so great, and more!) then we are over one hundred trillion dollars in debt (and we really can't afford jack).

Here's the thing:   Context, meet perspective; care to dance?  Absolutely. 
In 1932 -- the NATIONAL DEBT was 22 billion dollars; it grew to 258 BILLION by the end of WWII.  [This is taken from a rather easy to understand website, called TreasuryDirect KIDS, just in case it is hard to keep up with your two left feet...tee hee...yes, indeed, thank you, Fred and Frank colliding in mid-air.]
Can you just imagine it?  Being only 22 billion dollars in debt?  Or even 258 Billion!  It's like, geeze, can we just get right back to where we started from?  (ooh that's a good song.. Maxine Nightingale, 1976!  Oh what a year that was, too, celebrating our bicentennial and all...good times, good times.)

Here's a good read, from The Patriot Post,  outlining the latest Trump budget.  Paul Albaugh finishes his post with this:

So what next? Trump and Republicans in Congress need to establish a pattern of small victories — small victories toward repealing ObamaCare, small victories on budget and tax reform, small victories on immigration policy. Major battles and major policy changes aren’t as likely unless some small battles and small policy changes happen first. Trump always liked promising that things would happen “so fast.” But in politics, changes in policy and major reform rarely happen fast.
There is, of course, still time for the negotiator in chief and Congress to accomplish things like ObamaCare repeal and tax reform. Then they can come back to the budget in September fresh off real legislative victories. But let’s be honest: Their track record is not encouraging.
'Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try all over again...'

Question is:  will Trump pick himself up, and dust himself off, and try all over again -- and do it right the next time, come September?  Has he learned anything at all on what the people want, and need, on policy?

Planned Parenthood still gets taxpayer money, to the tune of 500 million dollars a year,  and republicans have the majority?

Sanctuary Cities reportedly still receive federal support,  to the tune of 27 BILLION dollars a year, and republicans have the majority?

Sanctuary cities are getting more than the total debt the United States carried in the year 1932, how's that for apples to apples, dust to dust?

While this girl is pretty sure that between Bezos, Gates, Winfrey and Zuckerberg (casting in alphabetic order)...the Left could fund all of this nonsense without taking a penny from the taxpayers... just singin' in the rain, singin' in the rain.  This is precisely what corporate charity should be doing:  putting money where their two left feet stand and leaving those of us who disagree protected of our own civil rights. badump ba

Hey and speaking of the wall that wasn't funded in this new 1.07 Trillion Dollar omnibus bill, did you happen to see this press, coming out of my home town of San Diego?   Underreported: How Building a Border Wall Changed San Diego.  It's short and sweet and tracks lots of feet...left and right.

that's what I'm talkin' about.

[and unfortunately, we have no time to stop and ponder the man in uniform longer than a two-step. aw snap. But please, extend your applause to The Daily Signal, courtesy of The Heritage Foundation, for that little number.]

so, at the end of the day -- as it turns out, it's just a day like any other; conservatives must take courage, again, and....

'Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try all over again...'

ugh. what else is new; here we go again, let's take it from the top...
absolute power corrupts absolutely,
whether with two left feet,
two right feet,
or one of each.

Make it a Good Day, G

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