So, Melanie Sloan, the Soros attack animal who leads CREW, still hasn’t gotten the message. Very well then. Enough is enough. America is sick and tired of these kinds of unfounded, wasteful accusations based on politics and not evidence. It’s time we had a new dialogue in America. It’s time that we talked about the issues and really discussed facts and not fear mongering. We’ve got to get away from the President erroneously claiming that “I cannot guarantee that Social Security checks will be sent out on Aug. 3 if a debt ceiling agreement isn’t reached.” This is complete hogwash, the facts are that there are two kinds of spending in Washington, Mandatory spending, like Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and Defense; and the second is Discretionary spending which encompasses everything else the government spends money on, like shrimp fitness, Jell-O wrestling and curbing the drinking of Chinese prostitutes. While Obama and the Democrats are pressing the idea that simply increasing our spending limit is the answer, Republicans are looking to make the cuts to sustain our nation. Ask yourself this, if you made $20,000 per year, owed your credit card company $140,000 and your debt limit is $150,000 which has already been increased a dozen times, is the answer to curbing your debt limit another increase? Any rational thinking person knows the answer is no, it’s cutting your debt, paying off that credit card and understanding your limits.
The reality is that simply cutting discretionary spending, even if you cut all of it, wouldn’t fix our debt situation. The real beef when it comes to our federal budget is in the Mandatory spending. In 2011 (as of 9AM on July 22), our largest budget items are Medicare/Medicaid ($822.5 Billion), Social Security ($715.4 Billion) and Defense ($701.8). They are followed by Income Security/Welfare ($421.8 Billion), Interest on the Debt ($212.6 Billion) and Federal Pensions ($212 Billion). We have a national debt over $14.5 Trillion that works out to $46,577 of debt for every man, woman and child in the United States. Think about that for a moment when you hear “fair share”, if you’re pregnant or just had a baby, your child automatically owes $46,577. As soon as he/she is born, they start life with more than $46,000 of debt. Do you think it’s fair to start your son or daughter out owing money before they can even crawl? We have to start addressing the largest items in the budget instead of ignoring them. The Democrats would have you believe that income tax revenue is the answer, taking as much as you can from the richest Americans is the answer and attacking corporations is the answer. You can explore that here, where you will see what happens if you go ahead and “soak the rich”. The current federal tax revenue is almost $2.2 Trillion while our budget is more than $3.5 Trillion (the Big 6 budget items above, total $3.086 Trillion alone) and the top 50% of wage earners (over $33,048) pay more than 97% of the taxes. With that said, the top 1%, those earning more than $380,354, pay more than 38% of the federal personal income tax. What’s fair? Should they pay 40%, 50%, 60% of the federal income tax?
I’ve laid out facts above and I’ve asked questions of you, as a person. What’s the right answer? Is there any way to get to even without cutting spending on the Big 6 budget items? After watching the Eat the Rich video, seeing the facts about taxes and our debt, can you see any way to get around some cuts to our largest budget items? So why are the Democrats stalling with a discussion about raising our debt limit? Because they can use the line, “Well, ok, the Republicans can play chicken with America’s credit rating if they want to but we can’t guarantee that Social Security checks will go out on time.” They know that you, the average American, the senior, the soon to be retired, the bleeding heart will panic and demand that we continue to be irresponsible with our money. It’s totally ridiculous. The Big 6 get paid before the shrimp treadmills, before starving artists and before Jell-O wrestling. It’s time to stop believing it just because it scares us. Look it up, find it be true yourself, do your own homework and don’t take my word for it. Look up the facts I cite and decide for YOURSELF what is true. I ask you to do the same thing for Melanie Sloan and Christine O’Donnell. Sloan’s attacks are purely politically based and they are not rooted in any facts. The few so-called facts she has cited turned out to be outright lies by a man who had no knowledge of any of the events of which he spoke. We’ve got to question everything she says and take her words with a grain of salt. Every charge thrown at O’Donnell has ended up being totally false and yet how can we continue to levy a stigma against her? Imagine if someone accused you of molesting their child who you had never even met and those charges were found to be completely false. Would you want that accusation to remain on your record regardless of the outcome? Is that “fair”?