Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reality bites . . . just not for politicians

Read this.

Just a few days ago, it was learned that the Treasury Department gave three billion dollars to several large insurance companies to keep them afloat, because no thinking person wants to sign up for this horseshit called ObamaCare, and the insurance companies will go bankrupt giving away “free” healthcare without total taxpayer compliance. There’s just one problem; THEY CAN’T DO THAT. Only Congress can authorize the spending of taxpayer money, and when Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan, kind of a stickler when it comes to money, asked the Treasury about it, they basically told him to **** off.

Sweet Jesus… can you imagine the uproar if George Bush illegally ordered the Treasury to give three billion taxpayer dollars to Exxon and Halliburton, and told the Congress to piss off? The Internet would be melting down and the Democrat Congress would be drafting impeachment documents before the sun went down. Dan Rather might have suffered a stroke on-camera.

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Let me repeat: This was not on the television news and in damned few newspapers. How is this not the sort of thing that puts angry people in the street, and Congress demanding (figurative) heads on platters?

If you went into work tomorrow and diverted $3,000 of company money to someone without authorization, you would be arrested and charged with theft and embezzlement. But the government just stole THREE BILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS and gave it to huge corporations, and it doesn’t even make the news ... Where is the outrage, liberals? Where is the outrage, media? Where is the outrage, Congress? Why is no one in handcuffs? How is this not a Constitutional crisis that blows runaway llamas and dumbass “I can’t breathe” protests off the internet?

There's a lot more at the link.  You really need to read it all.

Then ask yourself:  why is it that so few people care about this at all?

What are you, personally, willing to do about it?

Let Sir Winston Churchill put it in perspective.

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed;  if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.  There may even be a worse case.  You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

We've allowed things to come to this pass because too few of us cared enough to take action to stop them.  This may be the last chance we have to do so.  If we allow this to continue, our children will read about the liberty Americans used to enjoy and marvel at it . . . and wonder what it must have been like, because it will have long departed this country.



Imagestealer said...

Only in the Unites States of Avarice!

Old NFO said...

Unbelievable... And it's going to fly because the dems will block everything to keep this from getting investigated!!!

SiGraybeard said...

As I alway say: so what do we do? Meltdown the capital switchboard?

Unless it really melts down, I don't see it making a difference.

Chris said...

I live in Maryland. All of our federal level hacks are far-left Dems. They would probably want to give them more. I used to write letters and emails to my local, state, and federal @$$holes, but never once got a reply, not even a form letter. I was wasting my time, and annoying the pig.

Mark Matis said...

Well Graybeard, it is "Law Enforcement" who are sworn to arrest those breaking Constitutional law. When there is no Rule of Law, it works both ways. Is it time yet for dead pigs?

Joseph S. Ramirez said...

"...our children will read about the liberty Americans used to enjoy and marvel at it . . . and wonder what it must have been like, because it will have long departed this country."

Peter, it makes me sick to even think about this... but it is highly unlikely our children will be reading these things at all. The records and recorders of a people enslaved are usually the first to be twisted or destroyed.

Just look at any public school curriculum in the United States. From social studies to math to English to art - the truth about the past is being methodically erased, until even our greatest leaders become nothing more than a quote or a byline, and our founding principles summarized in a derogatory paragraph and forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Peter, I have to agree with Mr. Ramirez. Our children will hear our stories & think they're the "uphill, both ways, in the snow" exaggerations of old folks remembering things as they weren't.
I'll sound like an old fart here (and I just turned 50, damn it! I'm not OLD), but it rings true: the school-age kids now seem to, for the most part, taake whatever the teachers tell them as gospel. I took such things with a grain (or block, depending) of salt. Admittedly, I'm not sure my peers were as skeptical.
Peter, you have a basis for comparison, by both time and geography: are Americans still that different? Are we, as a nation, still the optimistic individualists we were, or at least were by & large said to be?
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, but also because I don't think He particularly helps those who won't help themselves, or who take for granted the boons He gave. I fear being so blessed for so long has made us see our privileges as rights, and our true rights irrelevant.
Sorry for the long post. I'm childless, so it's largely academic, but it'd be a damned waste to see my stepson, a good Marine & good man, & my friends' children, not have the greatest country (possibly in history) to enjoy, cherish, & pass on.
--Tennessee Budd

Rolf said...

Obama has been subverting the law so long, so often, and in so many ways, we're all burned out, numbed by it all. It's just another line in the charging papers, but when you are reaching for another ream paper to continue it doesn't seem like more than another increment, as opposed to a whole leap. Either the Dems or NSA has all the Reps by their short hairs, or the Rep leadership are as much craven power-seekers as any of the Dems, so there's no help there. They won't scream, because they are hoping to take the reins next election, and they WANT that power in their own hands. They caved on the amnesty, thinking "where else will the electorate turn?"

I don't know where, but my days of supporting the Rs, even a little bit, is over. Scuttle BOTH parties. I hope Mark M isn't right - but we've tried soap and ballot boxes, and the jury box appears to be nowhere in sight.

Stuart Garfath. Sydney. said...

You Yanks seem to be close to being a non-democratic basket Case.
Here, in Australia, we seem to mirror your situation.
We're a small country, population wise, but we have a have a current expenditure of AUSD$4.000 a second, purely for Welfare.
We cannot afford it.
Yet, our labour opposition government stops every single attempt to address the problem.
Australia is going broke, simple as that, because Politicians do their best to stop any remedial actions.
Yet, we Australians have no voice whatsoever, we are completely disenfranchised.
There is nothing we can do.
Yet, 'They' care nothing, but for their ownselves.
In the next five years, Australia will indeed, become the next Asian 'Banana Republic'.

PhilW said...

Father Ralph Beiting wrote in his book 'Pilgrimage of a Country Preacher...A Journey to the Holy Land of Appalachia' referring to older people, "I think they realize that if this land is to become a land of promise once again, it will not be because of what politicians do, but because of what people who have benefited from this country are willing to give back. Change comes only from people". Written in 1995. Well people- what say you?