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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The “Sequester,” The Budget and Other Goodies

Filed under: Economics, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:37 AM (03:37)

Taking note of an article in The Weekly StandardReporter Asks Carney: Will Obama Cut Back on Lavish Vacations, Golf Trips?

So I guess a cut of 85,000,000,000[1] out of a budget of 3,800,000,000,000[1] really isn’t such a bad thing after all, is it? Maybe, just maybe . . . they could, you know, cut a bit more?

Dare I hope for such “slash and burn” legislation?

Never mind that no such budget has actually been passed by both U.S. House and U.S. Senate and been signed by Dear Leader Obama, as the U.S. Constitution supposedly requires?

Isn’t someone who was allegedly a “Constitutional law professor” supposed to notice things like these?

How is it that I, with ZERO formal schooling beyond the high school level in the law, the legislative process or the political process can notice this, but 535 people who allegedly swore to uphold and defend the Constitution blow it off without a second thought?

In my opinion, it would be worth it to pay Obama (and Biden, and Boehner, and the other 534 idiots) 1,000,000 a year, tax free, to do nothing but play golf all year around.

Just make sure that they understand that the deal is OFF the second any of them picks up any sort of writing implement or touches any sort of keyboard.


NOTES

  1. These numbers are ballpark wild-assed guesstimates, of course. As the cliche goes, “close enough for government work.”
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  3. I have a habit of using the null set symbol (“∅”) to represent Federal Reserve Notes as opposed to the “dollar sign” (“$”), because the dollar is supposed to be backed by gold or silver, where the Federal Reserve Note is redeemable upon government demand from yours and my life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness.
  4. Original article

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15 Comments

  1. The dollar should not be backed by gold or silver because then, the economy could not grow in value past the amount of gold and silver in existence.Gold and silver nevertheless serve as great benchmarks for the value of a dollar.The whole purpose of fiat money is to allow for the infinite creation of wealth.

    Comment by ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove — Tuesday, 19 March 2013 @ 5:16 AM (05:16)

  2. @ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove – WE are the wealth, the energy we expend to get what we need comes from us.  Is all of that energy being used by us, or is someone else attaching themselves to our energy, to parasite from it?  I am aware enough to see the matrix, and so are others.  Until we really see what our energy has become; useful to other ends, rather than the ones we’d choose ourselves, you have to first know you have been a battery.   

    Comment by saturnnights — Tuesday, 19 March 2013 @ 1:30 PM (13:30)

  3. @saturnnights – That’s true.  In a capitalist society each person is an asset.  In a socialist society each person is an expense.That’s why authentic human rights can exist in a capitalist society and why they cannot exist under socialism.

    Comment by ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove — Tuesday, 19 March 2013 @ 1:35 PM (13:35)

  4. @ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove – Do you have ideas about the kind of society we could build/live in, that allows freedom as a given, yet still functions?

    Comment by saturnnights — Wednesday, 20 March 2013 @ 9:42 AM (09:42)

  5. @saturnnights – That would be the United States before Lyndon Johnson 1964.  I was alive then and the country was one where anybody could get filthy rich without having to send lobbyists to Washington DC and the state capital.

    Comment by ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove — Wednesday, 20 March 2013 @ 9:48 AM (09:48)

  6. @ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove –  In the best of circumstances in the US, capitalism has increased productivity, and given the promise of wealth, but it isn’t freedom when others don’t have these things… I’m not advocating a robin hood government that re-distributes the wealth either. I mean a different value base, rather than gold or even the use of fiat currency. Within capitalism, as motivating as it may be, greed is usually an issue.

    Comment by saturnnights — Wednesday, 20 March 2013 @ 10:27 AM (10:27)

  7. @saturnnights – Greed is an even worse issue within the government.

    Comment by ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove — Wednesday, 20 March 2013 @ 11:12 AM (11:12)

  8. @ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove –  “Greed is an even worse issue within the government.”I agree with you, however, the same problem exists because we are expending our energy to earn, yet we don’t get to keep what our energy has earned.  That means someone else is using our energy, and paying us what they think it’s worth, and then taxing that too.  Greed in the banks and greed in the gov’t is the same thing, because they are inter-twined, and they are both sucking our energy.  The gov’t is only the muscle for the banks, so we still have a corrupt system, with our energy being stolen.Look at the warning from Russia (yesterday, I believe) about getting everything out of the US and EU banks.  Look at the attempted theft of 10% right off the top of everyone in Cyprus.  They see it coming, and are warning investors to get out.This system is failed, and the ones who have caused it are poised to grab a big bag of someone else’s hard-earned life savings before they slam the door.

    Comment by saturnnights — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 10:40 AM (10:40)

  9. @saturnnights – Private greed is limited by law.  Government greed is above the law.  That difference is all the difference in the world.

    Comment by ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 10:55 AM (10:55)

  10. @ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove –  Private greed, government greed… it’s the exact same entity.It’s why were in such a mess. How do we remain free, or gain our freedom back from a system like theirs?

    Comment by saturnnights — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 11:44 AM (11:44)

  11. @saturnnights – If private greed is limited by the law and government greed is not limited by the law, government greed has no limits.That makes it fundamentally different from private greed.And since it is the government that creates law that it does not have to follow, the effects of government greed are infinitely more devastating than private greed.

    Comment by ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 2:33 PM (14:33)

  12. @ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove – Greed is the old system, that is burning.  Let’s hope we remember why.

    Comment by saturnnights — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 3:47 PM (15:47)

  13. @saturnnights – Greed is part of human nature.  Good government takes human nature into account.  Progressivism discounts the ingrained quality of human nature and tries to use government to change it.  As we watch our country fall apart after 100 years of Progressive rule we need to get back to basics and quit using government to change human nature.

    Comment by ImNotUglyIJustNeedLove — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 4:00 PM (16:00)

  14. I posit that greed is the desire for unearned wealth. When I use the word “unearned,” I’m referring to wealth obtained by coercive means (theft, robbery, assault, battery, taxation, eminent domain).

    Comment by mikewb1971 — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 6:49 PM (18:49)

  15. Awesome! Thanks for befriending! How have you been? God bless, ~ Pete “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6

    Comment by Evangelist_Guy — Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 9:42 PM (21:42)


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