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President Donald J. Trump, Until The Wheels Fall Off

Executive order to end infestation of jellyfish

 

When people ask me what I think about President  Donald J. Trump, often my response is “I’m with him  until the wheels fall off.”

Back in the day

In 1973 a group of bikers made a vow to remain together “Until the Wheels fall off.”  It was the Wheel Lords Motorcycle Club.  They lived  the street chopper counterculture lifestyle.  They would hang out, ride  and party with the “Hells Angels” and “Unforgiven Sinners.”   That was a thing back in the 1070’s.  Young men joined motorcycle clubs to live the freedom of the open road.  They lived true to their words in that vow.  They were loyal to each other until the end.  “Until the wheels fell off”.

When a person says “Until the wheels fall off”  they are saying is that they are with you “until the end of the road”, “until they cannot go on any longer”. They have given their word, their loyalty.   That is my understanding.  Some of you might be  thinking, “What does this and a group of bikers have  to do with Trump?”.  The answer would be “They don’t have anything to do with Trump”.    I mention the bikers because I’ve said in the past, “I’m with Trump “Until the wheels fall off”.  It doesn’t matter what he does.  It means I’m not going to bail if things get rough or he makes a decision I don’t agree with.  The second reason why I mention them is because I’m finding it hard to understand why some Trump supporters  bailed on  him after he re- opened the government.   If a group of bikers can be loyal to each other, why is it so hard to stand with the man you help get elected.   Who do you have lined up that is better?  Sure, I’m the only one saying “Until the wheels fall off” but to those of you that bailed on him after he re-opened the government,   “Where is your loyalty?”  He makes a decision you don’t agree with and you turn on him.  Up to this point he has done more in two years than any other President has done for their whole term.    This doesn’t matter to those that bailed.  “He signed the paper so he needs to go.”  The first word that comes to mind is “Jellyfish”.  Jellyfish are spineless.

I saw where a “Jellyfish” had made the comment “He signed the papers, he backed down to Pelosi and we are not getting a wall.  I’m finished with Trump”.

Lets talk about it

As far as being “finished with Trump”,  Thanks for your vote, good luck to you. When Trump signed his name to re-open the government, many people think  the Democrats beat him.  Some say “So much for the wall”.  Others will say “He did it so the Federal employees get paid”, ” Trump caved”, “Trump lost”, “Trump is Weak”, “Why did he sign the papers?” , etc.  It does look like the Democrats got over on him.  People forget this Trump we are dealing with.  When he signed his name, what else do you think he signed his name on?  The two images are from a source of mine.  This is what was included when he signed his name that day.

15 day notice given to use military to build wall

We are getting a wall

Trump gets Federal employees paid.  Trump puts Democrats on notice.  Trump ends shutdown.  My source has yet to fail me.  I’ll include two links for better resolution Image 1 and  Image 2.

The Government ShutdownTrump, the wall

My take on the “Shutdown”

In the event of a Government Shutdown the Federal government has only the essential employees working that is needed to run the country.  It’s the same at the White House.  Trump had essential staff working.  That would more than likely  be the Bosses, leaders of each department still in operation.  During that time they have to be more efficient.  Streamline their operation.  During the shutdown they found out that they were getting more done than they were with a full staff.  How is that possible?

It is common knowledge that there are many people in Trumps administration that are working against him.  Part of “the  Deep state”.  During the shutdown these people were at home or someplace else.  What matters is they were not working.  Which means no one is around to SABOTAGE.  This is the only time where Trump is able to do a through “house cleaning “.  This is a good indicator to why the Democrats are pushing a bill that would end all government shutdowns.

I cannot say that this was planned.  Trump is famous for taking a losing situation and making it a win.  I don’t think he has ever said he lost at anything.   I’m with Trump, until the wheels fall off.

Respectfully

Deplorable Patriot

 

 

 

 

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Lawsuit demands US remove 'In God We Trust' from money

I can’t imagine going through life as a professional victim.

Michael Newdow

Michael Newdow


Michael Newdow is infamous for suing for all the butthurt in his life. He’s unsuccessfully sued against the inclusion of the words “under God” in public schools’ recitals of the Pledge of Allegiance. Since 2005 he’s been suing to have the words “In God We Trust” removed from US currency. He’s now filed another lawsuit and this time it’s personal.
Fox News reports that Newdow filed the lawsuit Monday in Akron, Ohio. Throughout much of his lawsuit, the word appears as “G-d.”
Newdow claims “In God We Trust” violates the separation of church and state. One plaintiff says his Atheism is “substantially burdened because he is forced to bear on his person a religious statement that causes him to sense his government legitimizing, promoting and reinforcing negative and injurious attitudes not only against Atheists in general, but against him personally.”
The lawsuit represents 41 plaintiffs from Ohio and Michigan, including many unnamed parents and children who are atheists or are being raised as atheists. Defendants include Congress, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and various federal agencies.
Methinks he’ll be unsuccessful again.
DCG

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Obama Accumulates More Debt Than All Presidents Combined.

Now this will make your head go Boom!

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+106%: Obama Has More Than Doubled Marketable U.S. Debt

By Terence P. Jeffrey       February 18, 2014 – 1:37 PM

(CNSNews.com) – The marketable debt of the U.S. government has more than doubled–climbing by 106 percent–while President Barack Obama has been in office, increasing from $5,749,916,000,000 at the end of January 2009 to $11,825,322,000,000 at the end of January 2014, according to the U.S. Treasury’s latest Monthly Statement of the Public Debt.

During the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush, the marketable debt of the U.S. government almost doubled–climbing 93 percent–from $2,977,328,000,000 at the end of January 2001 to $5,749,916,000,000 at the end of January 2009.

( Bush was a Boob Too)

During the time that Bush and Obama have been in office, the marketable debt of the U.S. government has nearly quadrupled, increasing by $8,847,994,000,000.

MARKETABLE DEBT-CHART

However, despite the massive increase in the government’s marketable debt during Bush’s eight years, Obama managed to accumulate more additional marketable debt in his first five years in office than all the presidents who preceded combined.

Let’s read that again..

However, despite the massive increase in the government’s marketable debt during Bush’s eight years, Obama managed to accumulate more additional marketable debt in his first five years in office than all the presidents who preceded combined.

The marketable debt of the U.S. government includes all debt securities sold by the U.S. Treasury that can be held by individuals, corporations or other entities outside the U.S. government and that can be sold in the secondary market.

It does not include money the Treasury has borrowed out of government trust funds—such as the Social Security Trust Fund—to spend on other government expenses when those trust funds were running surpluses.

The marketable debt of the U.S. government now includes Treasury bills, which mature in 52 weeks or less; Treasury notes, which have maturities between 2 and 10 years; Treasury bonds, which mature in 30 years; Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), which have maturities of 5, 10 and 30 years; and Floating Rate Notes (FRNs), which are sold on 2-year terms.

At the end of January 2009, the month Obama took office, the marketable debt of the U.S. government was $5,749,916,000,000, according the Treasury’s Monthly Statement of the Public Debt. This included $1,792,889,000,000 in Treasury bills held by the public; $2,825,174,000,000 in Treasury notes held by the public; $591,174,000,000 in Treasury bonds; and $516,209,000,000 in TIPS.

It also included $23,754,000,000 in marketable Treasury bills, notes, bonds, TIPS and Federal Financing Bank notes that, according to the Treasury, were held by federal agencies.

In addition to the $5,749,916,000,000 in marketable debt as of the end of January 2009, the Treasury also reported $4,882,164,000,000 in nonmarketable debt owed by the government at that time, including $4,291,027,000,000 in nonmarketable intragovernmental debt.

By the end of January 2014, the marketable debt of the U.S. government had increased to $11,825,322,000,000. This included $1,484,438,000,000 in Treasury bills held  by the public; $7,922,464,000,000 in Treasury notes held by the public; $1,421,110,000,000 in Treasury bonds held by the public; $959,058,000,000 in TIPS held by the public, and $15,000,000,000 in FRNs held by the public. There was also $23,252,000,000 in marketable debt held by government agencies.

In addition to the $11,825,322,000,000 in marketable debt as of the end of January 2014, the Treasury also reported $5,467,698,000,000 in nonmarketable debt, including $4,961,625,000,000 in nonmarketable intragovernmental debt.

From January 2009 to January 2014, the marketable debt of the U.S. government increased $6,075,406,000,000—or about 106%

The Federal Reserve is now the largest owner of the U.S. government’s marketable debt. As of Feb. 12, 2014, according to the Fed’s latest balance sheet, the Fed owned $2,261,099,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities.

Entities in the People’s Republic of China are the second largest owners of the U.S. government’s marketable debt. As of the end of December, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury today, the Chinese owned $1,268,900,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities—down from $1,316,700,000,000 at the end of November.

In January 2014, according to the Treasury, the U.S. paid an average interest rate of only 1.998 percent on its marketable debt. In January 2009, when Obama took office, the Treasury was paying an average interest rate of 3.116 percent on its marketable debt; and, in January 2001, when President George W. Bush took office, the Treasury was paying an average interest rate of 6.620 percent on its marketable debt.

That means that the average interest rate on the U.S. government’s marketable debt is currently less than a third of what it was in 2001—when the U.S. had only $2,977,328,000,000 in marketable debt, or about 25 percent of the marketable debt it has now.

Also in January 2001, the Federal Reserve owned only $518,441,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities, or about 23 percent of what it owns now.

~Steve~

https://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/106-obama-has-more-doubled-marketable-us-debt

 

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ObamaCare Imploding! Obama Making It Up As He Goes.

Ladies and Gentlemen This POS is breaking the law as it is written everytime he waves his magic pen and changes the goal post. When will they freaken impeach him????

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Obama’s New Delay of Employer Mandate Violates Plain Language of Law.

By Terence P. Jeffrey           February 10, 2014 – 6:14 PM

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department issued a new  regulation today that for the second time directly violates the plain and unambiguous text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by allowing some businesses to avoid the law’s Dec. 31, 2013 deadline to provide health insurance coverage to their employees.

Initially, on July 2, 2013, the administration unilaterally delayed the deadline for the employer mandate until 2015. Now, the administration is unilaterally delaying it for some businesses until 2016.

n its official summary of PPACA, the Congressional Research Service said: “(Sec. 1513, as modified by section 10106) Imposes fines on large employers (employers with more than 50 full-time employees) who fail to offer their full-time employees the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage or who have a waiting period for enrollment of more than 60 days.”

The text of the law itself describes an “applicable large employer” as follows: “The term ‘applicable large employer’ means, with respect to a calendar year, an employer who employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees on business days during the preceding calendar year.”

The final words in the section of PPACA mandating that employers with more than 50 full-time employees provide their employees with “minimum essential coverage” imposes a specific statutory deadline for doing so. It says: “EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013.”

Last summer, the administration unilaterally moved this hard statutory deadline back one year to 2015 for all employers with more than 50 full-time employees. Now, without any action by Congress, the administration is moving it back again for some employers—despite the plain language of the law.

The Treasury Department has issued a fact sheet explaining how the Obama administration’s new declaration changes the meaning of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The fact sheet says:

“To ensure a gradual phase-in and assist the employers to whom the policy does apply, the final rules provide, for 2015, that: The employer responsibility provision will generally apply to larger firms with 100 or more full-time employees starting in 2015 and employers with 50 or more full-time employees starting in 2016.”

The fact sheet goes on to say:

“To avoid a payment for failing to offer health coverage, employers need to offer coverage to 70 percent of their full-time employees in 2015 and 95 percent in 2016 and beyond, helping employers that, for example, may offer coverage to employees with 35 or more hours, but not yet to that fraction of their employees who work 30 to 34 hours.”

It further says:

“While the employer responsibility provisions will generally apply starting in 2015, they will not apply until 2016 to employers with at least 50 but fewer than 100 full-time employees if the employer provides an appropriate certification described in the rules.”

And also:

“Employers that are subject to the employer responsibility provisions in 2015 must offer coverage to at least 70 percent of full-time employees as one of the conditions for avoiding an assessable payment, rather than 95 percent which will begin in 2016.”

In sum, the law says that employers with “at least 50 full-time employees” must provide “minimum essential coverage” in the “months beginning after December 31, 2013” or pay a fine. The new declaration from the Obama administration’s Treasury Department says this part of the law no longer applies. It says employers with between 50 and 99 employees need not provide coverage until 2016 and larger employers need only provide coverage to 70 percent of their employees next year.

Great Links from Drudge

~Steve~

https://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/obama-s-new-delay-employer-mandate-violates-plain-language-law

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National Park Service Goon Shoots Unarmed Man on Houseboat

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AKA: Federal Goons with Guns

Author’s Note: For future reference, I will be referring to any and all federal agencies that I feel have no business being armed with anything beyond a radio as being federal goons with guns. If that offends you, tough grits.

-And before you start telling me about the dangers of bears and snakes, you should know I spent half of my 30 years in the land surveying bizz all over the eastern half of the country – most of it in the woods, and the only two times I felt threatened was when I was shot at by a couple of irate (human) property owners.

That’s when it is time to call for-real local law-enforcement officers, not glorified feds who are probably ex-Peace Corps types, or worse –  PETA rejects, who are poorly trained and have no business being armed in the first place.

Via spokesman.com:

Lake Roosevelt park ranger shot man near son, family says

Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review

The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his 9-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, family members say.

Few details of the shooting have been disclosed by the National Park Service or investigators with the Washington State Patrol.

The shooting injured Casey Hartinger, 43. It happened after a Saturday night confrontation between rangers and another man who owns a houseboat that was moored at the Kettle River Campground within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

At least one park ranger boarded the houseboat in response to a noise complaint.

It’s unclear what prompted a ranger to open fire on Hartinger, 43, who was released Monday from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, apparently without being arrested.

However, the owner of the houseboat, 41-year-old Michael J. Sublie, faces possible federal charges of interfering with law enforcement.

Court documents describe a scuffle that included Sublie shoving a park ranger off the gangplank that stretched from the houseboat to the shore.

Hartinger and Sublie both live in Kettle Falls and are friends. Family members of both men said Monday that neither of the men was armed at the time.

Court documents include allegations that Sublie was uncooperative when rangers approached him. He refused to turn down the music blaring from his boat at about 10:30 p.m. – some 30 minutes after quiet hours had begun. And he refused to identify himself or remove his hands from his pockets as a ranger requested. Sublie was described by rangers as having “a heavy odor of alcoholic beverage” on his breath and at one point yelled obscenities at the rangers as he demanded they leave his boat.

A ranger tried several times to detain Sublie, but each time Sublie is accused of violently raising his arms to resist.

After several failed attempts to detain Sublie, the ranger was pushed backward off the gangplank, according to records.

Court filings do not mention when shots were fired or by whom. The two rangers who responded to the call were identified only by their initials.

Bob Hartinger, the father of the man who was shot, said he’d received word in a phone call from his 13-year-old granddaughter who was on the boat with her 9-year-old brother that Casey Hartinger had been wounded. The 9-year-old stood near his dad when the shots were fired, Bob Hartinger said.

“If the bullet hadn’t hit my son, it would have hit (my grandson) in the head,” he said.

You will find the rest at this link.

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This time around, I think it will be stopping at Tyranny

I guess we should be thankful that no one’s dog was shot, nor that their 98 year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother was tasered – at least not this time.

Scuffle or not, there was no reason to shoot an unarmed man, no matter how drunk and belligerent he was at the time.

There are ways to subdue such people that do not involve attempted deadly force that can be employed by law enforcement officers that are properly trained and thus qualified.

And I have the same question Doc E had (even though she did not quite put it this way): WTF is up with this?

We are currently very late 1930s Germany – and very close to becoming something just as bad – if not ultimately worse.

Americans better pull their heads out of their rectums and start paying attention – and that right soon, because we are staring nose-to-nose eyeball-to-eyeball at our demise.

-Dave

(h/t: My buddy Earl)

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Obama Making his Own Laws – Again

I don’t knoW IF YOU RECALL, BUT AS PART OF OBAMMYCARE CONGRESS AND STAFF WERE SUPPOSED TO PARTICIPATE JUST LIKE US PEONS  WELL AS GOMER WOULD SAY “WELL GOOOOOLY’ SEE WHAT HAPPENED NOW.

 

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by KEITH KOFFLER on AUGUST 5, 2013, 9:24 AM
By what authority did President Obama decide to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from a provision of Obamacare that would deny them their federal subsidy and and make them buy insurance on the exchanges like everyone else?
Obama, as has been widely reported, promised Congress the other day that he would personally see to it that the federal benefit, which pays 75 percent of premiums, would be preserved even after Congress is forced onto the exchanges.
Lawmakers were complaining of a potential “brain drain” as high quality staffers left Capitol Hill instead of ponying up thousands more for health insurance.
Let’s be clear. Other brains would certainly have replaced the parting brains on Capitol Hill. It’s a cool job – makin’ laws for the rest of us – that others would have done before cashing in their padded resumes and scoring tons of dough in the private sector. The problem wasn’t a brain drain. The problem was a money drain.
And so, lo and behold, the administration’s Office of Personnel Management has dutifully determined that Congress will keep its taxpayer-funded health care gift.
According to the Wall Street Journal, OPM has no authority to pay for plans on the exchanges, which are not part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
This latest White House night at the improv is also illegal. OPM has no authority to pay for insurance plans that lack FEHBP contracts, nor does the Affordable Care Act permit either exchange contributions or a unilateral bump in congressional pay in return for less overall compensation. Those things require appropriations bills passed by Congress and signed by the President.
The White House, the WSJ notes, was eager to issue a decree instead of pursuing a legislative fix that would have uncomfortably opened up the Obamacare can of worms and invited Republican mischief.
So, as it has so often done when the law is inconvenient, the Obama administration has decided the laws are for stupid people.

(That’s Us If You Were Wondering.)

Your government has unlawfully decided to take action to financially benefit the ruling class, those who WHO ACTUALLY WRITE THE LAWS. Democrats took the lead on this, but Republicans are complicit too.
Be afraid.
~ Steve~                    https://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/08/05/lawlessness-white-house/

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Will Dems Pay for Passing Obamacare in 2014?

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Disaster for Dems

ObamaCare & the 2014 vote

  • By BETSY MCCAUGHEY
  • Last Updated: 12:09 AM, March 25, 2013
  • Posted: 10:42 PM, March 24, 2013
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Betsy McCaughey

Democrats hope to retake the House of Representatives in next year’s elections. They won’t — and they’ll have themselves to blame, because 2014 is when ObamaCare kicks in.
With a vengeance.
The authors of the Obama health law postponed the pain until after the 2012 election. Some popular provisions went into effect immediately, such as allowing children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26. And the White House granted 1,472 waivers to various companies and unions, exempting them from insurance reforms so they wouldn’t drop coverage for employees and members before the presidential contest.

Kiss of death: ObamaCare’s disastrous impact means Nancy Pelosi, here being greeted by the president last year, won’t be speaker again soon.

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Kiss of death: ObamaCare’s disastrous impact means Nancy Pelosi, here being greeted by the president last year, won’t be speaker again soon.

Yet a majority of voters on Election Day still opposed the health law (though, obviously, it wasn’t the deciding issue in the presidential race). And opinion will only sour more as the law takes full force starting in January.
People in their 20s and 30s will be clobbered — their health-insurance premiums will double (or more), insurers report. Nineteen percent of the president’s 2012 voters came from this age group. The biggest problem: The Obama law forces insurers to charge young, healthy people more to cover the cost of insuring the middle-aged and those with pre-existing conditions.
Middle-aged folks will benefit somewhat from overcharging the young, but the law’s mandatory benefits package and its billions in new taxes on insurers will drive up costs enough that overall premiums for a family of five will start at $20,000 (before subsidies, if any). Oh — and that doesn’t count the penalty for each smoker, roughly $3,000 a head.
(Subsidies may help some people cover sky-high premiums, though not the smoking penalty — but the letter of the law makes those subsidies unavailable in many states. The federal courts will eventually decide the issue.)
Many workers in industries such as retail, hospitality and home care will lose on-the-job health coverage, forecasts the ADP Research Institute — and many will also be demoted to part-time status because of ObamaCare.
Why? The president’s health law mandates that all employers with 50 or more full-time workers provide its “essential benefit package” if they offer insurance — and that package costs about twice what these industries now offer. Many employers will drop coverage, and pay the (smaller) fine; others will try to avoid that 50-employee limit by using more people part-time.
Even the government’s actuaries admit fewer people will get coverage at work after the employer mandate goes into effect than if the law had not passed.
You will find the rest of the article at this link.

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I am praying Betsy McCaughey is right, as it appears the current congress cannot bring itself to even throw a speed bump in front of Obama’s health care plan from Hell. Okay, it really is not Obama’s plan, as it was written many moons ago and has been sitting in a rusty file cabinet ever since, but he will be forever associated with it.
There is just one teeny, tiny problem, though, as filling out an Obamacare application will include an opportunity to register to vote.
That could end up being a double edged sword given the low-information electorate we now have in this country.
And do not even get me started on the potential for voter fraud.
-Dave

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October 2012 Statistics On Airport Screening From Department Of Homeland Security

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FULL BODY SCANS AT THE AIRPORT:
The T.S.A. disclosed the Airport Screening Results.
Terrorists Discovered
Transvestites
133
Hernias
1,485
Hemorrhoid Cases
3,172
Enlarged Prostates
8,249
Breast Implants
59,350
Natural Blondes
3
It was also discovered that 535 members of Congress had no balls.
Thought you’d like to know.       😀
~Steve~                             H/T  Joseph

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John Boehner is a Spineless Pussy

Little wonder this country is screwed, and even less of a wonder why this pr*ck of a POtuS is smiling:

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Limp-wristed girly-man that apparently has Rep. Boehner by the proverbial short hairs


And would somebody please remind me just why, exactly, we even need a republican party, given that the repube “leadership” jackasses have now rid themselves of their elephant suits?
And we’re going to fix this in November of 2014?
Right.
-Dave

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Congress Set to Spend Still More Money in 2013

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The federal government is telling us our accumulated national debt is  somewhere around $16 Trillion.  Sorry, but I am just not buying it – not even for a second. Of course, estimates of our real accumulated national debt are all over the map, and just trying to research this unpleasant and complex topic can leave your head positively spinning as you pull out of the driveway and head straight for your local liquor retailer – credit card at the ready.

Personally, I have settled on a figure of about $134 Trillion. I do not have any hard data to back that number up – perhaps it is coming from my gut, I do not know, but it is a number a little north of the mean of the estimates I have seen – the highest of which was an eye-popping $222 Trillion. The truth, after all, is often times somewhere in the middle. Besides, I doubt there there is anyone out there that knows exactly what our accumulated debt actually is.

Of course, the actual amount we are in hoc for is not nearly as important as how we came to this sorry point in our short 236 year history as a nation. Since WWII, America has been on a spending binge with no end in sight, and it gets worse as each year passes.

I may disagree with the numbers, but I am confident the rate of our hideous national debt increase illustrated in the above graph is dead-on.

(Note also that WWII saw the introduction of payroll withholding to help speed up funding for building the war machine that ultimately defeated Japan and helped to crush Corporal Hitler. Only problem is, congress failed to do away with it after the war. What a surprise).

This out-of-control growth in federal spending cannot go on for much longer, as at some point (and I believe it is coming sooner rather than later), America’s financial and economic house of cards is going to come crashing down literally overnight.

Yeah, I know many are saying that we are putting our children and their children in the poorhouse and thus relegating them to a much lower standard of living.

That is, of course, correct, but we are also screwing ourselves in the here and now.

Via heritage.org:

FY 2013 Appropriations Tracker Update: Continuing Resolution Spends Even More

Emily Goff September 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

Members of Congress left plenty of unfinished business as they hustled out of town last weekend, but they did manage to boost spending through another half-baked legislative measure.

The fiscal year (FY) 2013 Continuing Resolution (CR), H.J. Res.117, now on the way to the President’s desk, funds the federal government for six months at an annualized rate of $1.047 trillion—an $8 billion increase. Thus another dose of spend-as-you-go from a Congress that has all but given up on serious budgeting.

The Heritage Foundation’s FY 2013 Appropriations Tracker has been updated to reflect the annualized spending amounts in the CR and compares the agreement to House and Senate versions of the 12 regular appropriations bills as well as an FY 2013 base level and the amounts spent in the pre-stimulus year of 2008.

Usually a CR spends at the same level as would result from continuing the previous year’s policies—in this case, $1.039 trillion. This CR’s additional spending, however, pushes the rate of spending to that consistent with the total spending level of $1.047 trillion provided in the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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You will find the rest of the article at this link.

I do not have much to add here, other than “our side” is clearly not in our corner.

The House of Representatives is the only government entity that is constitutionally authorized to introduce spending bills of any kind, but for whatever reason, they do not have it in their DNA to just say no – and they have had nearly two years to do so.

I am sorry, but John Boehner & Co. are all out of excuses, and we as a nation are pretty much out of time.

-Dave

(h/t: boortz.com)

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