The Cowardly Congress and the Tyrannical President
One way to look at the artificial conflict
over the debt ceiling theater is in terms of Gypsy Rose Lee doing the striptease fan dance. The beltway burlesque script is
designed never to solve real problems. Give the public a glimmer of desire by way of a glimpse of fantasy. The dream of financial
sanity and government responsibility is as remote as integrity from the political class. At the core of the two-step is a
fundamental dishonesty about changing much less reforming the way business is conducted in the age of totalitarian collectivism.
Now, this is entertainment if the dire consequences were not so profound.
The abdication of Congress as a co-equal branch
of the central government monolith is complete. It took decades for the timid clan of the 535 to capitulate to the "so
called" most powerful person on the planet. No one will ever confuse House or Senate clones with the brave warriors of
Thermopylae. The current Xerxes may go by the name Obama, Bush or Clinton; but their Immortals in the executive branch number
in the millions. Not exactly a fair fight! The 300 Spartans only had 10,000 elite storm troopers to defeat. Treachery is the
coin of the realm in this imperium, as long as the basic structure of the empire remains intact.
The Reid and Pelosi
DemocRATS are proven traitors to the Republic. The jubilation from their loss of the House in the last election cycle gave
encouragement to the innocent and inexperienced. The hope of a bona fide Tea Party revolution in Congress is hitting a brick
wall. No one should be surprised. The Republican leadership can always be counted upon to let victory escape, when they have
the votes to force significant restructure.
Obama is a prima donna in a cheap suit. Some say his presidency is the
Jimmy Carter second term. If only it was that good. Barry Soetoro is the real persona of the counterfeit president. He is
a deep seeded Marxist as was his father. Wall Street selected him to do their bidding and continue the crony collectivism
that George Bush championed. Communism is the great invention of the Khazar global banksters, used as the capitalist tool
to consolidate their grip on the corporatist global gulag.
Raising the debt ceiling or delving into default is another
false choice presented on a bed of emotional hysteria. The true resolution of endless deficits is self-evident; STOP the Spending.
The criminal syndicate that masquerades as elected representatives just continue their schemes of deceit and subterfuge. Look
no further, than the sophistry of tax crook Charles Rangel. He is an insult to every real American. The noteworthy lesson
is that his latest re-election speaks volumes about the hideous standards of his district’s constituency. Main Street
with a Harlem address loves the welfare society. A sequel to the movie American Gangster, has Charlie Rangel as the real "Frank
Lucas" and would be a good project for Denzel Washington.
The public has a very short memory. Many
are mere programmed dimwits of the political propaganda. Do you remember the real cause of The Last Shutdown? "The last time the federal government was shut down occurred from Dec. 16, 1995 until Jan. 6, 1996,
after President Bill Clinton vetoed spending bill passed by the Republican-controlled Congress." The Lessons from the great government shutdown of 1995-1996 demonstrate that spending cuts are the ultimate taboo for the political careerist.
Do you remember the ancient history experience under President Reagan? The article, Time to Correct Reagan’s Biggest Mistake, illustrates the reality of the futile "Great Society".
government shutdown took place in two phases. The first lasted five days in November 1995, until the White House agreed to
congressional demands to balance the budget within seven years. But talks on implementing that agreement failed, and the second
shutdown lasted 21 days, from Dec. 15, 1995 to Jan. 6. 1996. (Then a blizzard struck Washington and local federal workers
could not get back to work for days after that.)
The sticking point was the GOP demand that Clinton agree to their version
of a balanced budget. In months of negotiations, Clinton had actually given a far amount of ground, infuriating Democrats
on the left. He agreed to a balanced budget over seven years, to tax cuts, to changes in mandatory spending programs such
as Medicare. But the two sides were remained far apart on the pace of spending cuts -- and even further apart on the policies
behind those cuts.
Clinton's trump card was the veto. Under the Constitution, Congress must muster a two-thirds majority
to overcome a presidential veto. So Gingrich had loudly proclaimed that he had a tool to confront the veto: the government
"They must correct Ronald Reagan’s mistake of agreeing to $1 in tax increases in exchange
for $3 of future spending cuts from the Democratic Congress. Thirty years after Reagan made that deal, we are still waiting
for those spending cuts to materialize. The federal budget was approximately $500 billion when Reagan agreed to that promise
in 1981; the federal budget in 2011 is close to $4 trillion. Enough is enough."
Today RepubliCANT Senator Mitch McConnell
just proposed the "Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011."
"In a nutshell, the President
would get to raise the debt ceiling three times in the next year at several billion bucks a pop without making any spending
cuts unless two-thirds of both houses of Congress disagree. In his press conference, McConnell says he would not give the
President "unilateral authority to make spending cuts on his own," but this plan would allow the President to raise
the debt ceiling pretty much automatically."
You can just hear "The Gipper" saying: "Well,
here we go again!"
McConnell’s proposal is a pivotal constitutional betrayal that seals the final doom of
a weak Congress. If the imperial emperor is granted the power of the purse, Congress becomes entirely irrelevant. After renouncing
their legal and constitutional responsibility to declare war, the brave aristocracy of Capital Hill reverts to their natural
status of rubber stamp flunkies.
This country needs a symmetric upheaval to stop the unimpeded march for total power
by the office of the Presidency. A government shutdown is a positive requirement. The cowards in Congress are so absorbed
by their own careers, reelection and retirement perks that they eagerly cooperate with the authoritarian enemy to destroy
the balance in the federalism formula and states rights sovereignty.
The Tea Party freshmen were sent to Congress to
put an end to the shenanigans of the scoundrels. McConnell’s duplicitous proposal can circumvent the GOP remnant with
Pelosi’s mush in the House and Reid’s muscle in the Senate. Only House Speaker John Boehner stands at the gates,
but will he fight like Leonidas or become the next Ephialtes?
Your Congressional representatives
need to feel the heat. Demand a confrontation that rejects any compromise that shifts more power and influence to the executive
branch of the federal monster. The world will not end if an increase in the debt ceiling elapses. On the contrary, the financial
markets, as reflected in the loss of confidence in the reserve currency role of the fiat dollar is really a rejection of the
entire Federal Reserve debt created monetary system itself.
If the whining parasites and government dependency crowd
are so selfish that they are willing to trade their liberty for a meager check, they deserve to perish under the boot of a
despotic dictator. Obama’s handlers are quite willing to consolidate their grip over this country using a puppet and
a security risk asset. Once the empire is officially recognized, the formalities of general elections and Congressional legislation
will be ignored altogether. An arrangement of inexhaustible executive orders works well for the elites and their managed central
commissars. The high priest and NeoCon, Charles Krauthammer, and infiltrator of genuine conservatism writes in Human Events,
Call His Bluff.
"If conservatives really want to get the nation's spending
under control, the only way is to win the presidency. Put the question to the country and let the people decide. To seriously
jeopardize the election now in pursuit of a long-term small-government Ryan-like reform that is inherently unreachable without
control of the White House may be good for the soul. But it could very well wreck the cause."
is exactly the kind of advice that prevents an all out battle with the Statists. The go along to get along mindset popularized
the capitulation culture. Does anyone really believe that Federal Reserve alumni Herman Cain or Bilderberg choice Governor
Rick Perry will restore financial sanity? Only the Ron Paul platform and philosophy offers an alternative to the globalists.
No candidate can be the savior. It will take a grassroots revolution to tame the predatory central government hydra. Without
significant cuts and entire department eliminations, any deal on raising the debt limit is a sham.
Since the Federal
Reserve is now monetizing the debt, the dollar is inevitably doomed. So what is the point with this political dance? It is
time to strip off the costume and bare the Realpolitik to the bone.
SARTRE – July 17, 2011
“If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have
enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at
present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, then you yourself pass into
the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the
problem.” John Jay Chapman