Choices

With all of the talk in the USA about the debt ceiling and pending devastation if we don’t lift it, let us remember a few things.  The Congress makes the laws and the President decides what he wants to sign or not.  Yes the USA has raised the debt ceiling before, but the problem this time is that in the past 18 months Presdient Obama has spent trillions of dollars and has pushed the country to the extremes of what it can handle. He says Bush spent to much (which he did) and then proceeds to quadruple down on Bush’s spending.

President Obama caused all sorts of additional debts and damage (his spending) then comes to the citizens of the country lecturing us on how we have to get our fiscal house in order – all the while he continues to spend and resist cuts (real cuts).

As I write this, the US House of Representatives has passed a measure to cut and cap spending and balance the budget.  If that Bill makes it to the President, the choice is his and his alone to sign it or to not sign it.

If nothing happens and the USA does in fact hit the debt ceiling, it is not the beginning of the problem – it’s actually the beginning of the end of the problem because it will be at that point that the USA has no choice but to start actually cutting spending.  The law of tha land will be the debt ceiling level and if Obama chooses to exceed it on his own or otherwise, he bears the responsiblity.  When Obama comes out and says that seniors won’t get their checks, or that military people won’t get paid, this is a.) his choice and b.) blantant pandering.

The President can CHOOSE to start cutting useless spending and keep critical spending in place.  He can easily make sure the interest on the debt gets serviced first, that medicare and the like get covered, and that military families are covered – but unfortunately the programs for Cowboy Poetry that Harry Reid thinks are so critical (see above video) are just going to have to go.  That and the literally tens of thousands of other wasteful programs that government has no business being in.

As far as I’m concerned, the House has done it’s job and has passed a bill that cuts spending.  If we go to the brink, it will be because the President of the USA wants to.  He comes to the American people everyday telling us about the looming catastrophe, but when he is presented with a solution to avoid it he refuses it.

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How much of your life is yours?

If I could only have one thing to say about what’s wrong with government it would be the assumption by so many in government that government is somehow entitled to your life before you are.

This is something we’ve seen now for a 100 years but it seemingly has never been more prevalent than right now under the current Obama administration and indeed worldwide.

In the UK some are trying to propose that the government get your paycheck before you do to take what it deems their share and then send the rest to you.

Yes there will always be the producers and the moochers in any society but the true danger are the enablers in government that somehow think it is unfair that the person that makes the right decisions in life, take the risks in life to grow and achieve becomes well off but that those who do not are somehow entitled to a portion of the efforts of others.   If someone works hard and make good decisions if it perfectly fair that they own the results.

The enablers in government think it is perfectly “fair” that those who do not make good decisions in life or those who squander their life should are somehow entitled to a portion of the efforts of those who worked for it.

The concept of fairness is so out of whack it seems lately – work hard and make it happen for yourself and those around you – that’s somehow not fair, but go through life making poor choices and somehow you’re entitled to your fellow citizen’s productive efforts (and it some cases even if you’re not even a citizen!)

Those that are successful should be (and are) free to offer help, assistance, money, guidance, education to anyone they choose and many do that through their own free will.  But it should be their choice and not stolen from them up front by some “benevolent enabler” that is so beautifully compassionate with your paycheck.

I am 100% for helping our fellow men and building a civilized society, but a need on my part should not be an obligation on yours and vice-versa.