Squaring the Culture




"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

06/30/2011 (10:43 am)

In the Wake of an Incoherent Press Conference…

The content of President Obama’s (I still cringe when I type that) opening statement in his press conference yesterday said two things in his usual, indirect and disingenuous manner:

  1. The bad economy is Congressional Republicans’ fault, not mine;
  2. We have to raise taxes on those awful, awful rich people, and those awful, awful oil companies, or the deficits will go on forever.

About the first, Obama’s infantile blame-shifting has long since ceased to surprise. The man has no idea how to improve things, all he knows how to do is blame other people. This is what we get when we elect to the highest executive office of the land an emotional infant who has never done anything other than stir up discontent in others. If he’s the best Democrats have to offer, the party should cease to exist. Obama is an embarrassment.

And no, I don’t mean like GWB was an embarrassment; he was an adult, and knew how to lead. The “incompetence” meme was just partisan noise from people who preferred different policy. I mean a real embarrassment; as in “shamefully exposing what passes for adulthood in the United States these days.”

About the second — raising taxes — I will say simply this:

Revenues to the federal government in 2010 were roughly $2.2 trillion. Stop there, and absorb it. That’s 2,200 billions of dollars. That’s more than 2 million millions. That’s more money than many world economies will ever produce, no matter how many years one measures. That’s how much money the US federal government can spend in one year without having to borrow.

If $2.2 trillion is not enough money with which to govern a nation the size of the United States, then we deserve to collapse.

The answer to anyone who whines that we need more revenue in order to balance the budget must be “Are you kidding?” The answer to anybody who cannot accept that as the final answer should be to be ushered out of government immediately and never allowed to return. If $2 trillion is not enough to run a government for a year, no sum will be enough.

No more revenue increases. Not now. Not ever. Enough.

Obama’s incessant theme of “let’s heap our hatred on the wealthy and ‘powerful’” deserves a separate post, and will get it eventually. Suffice to say here, it’s a deliberate misdirection, and it’s evil. The wealthy and the oil companies did not produce our fiscal nightmare, and fomenting vicious and irrational hatred toward them will not get us out of it.

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7 Comments »

June 30, 2011 @ 6:45 pm #

The part of the post that struck me was at the end where Phil said “The wealthy and the oil companies did not produce our fiscal nightmare”. If one cannot say in concrete terms how they did, then going after them cannot possibly solve our fiscal problems.

It doesn’t matter though, it’s all that people are going to here.

July 1, 2011 @ 10:31 am #

You’re right. It was all those deduction loopholes for the private jets owned by those evil rich industrialists…

July 3, 2011 @ 11:54 am #

Throughout history, corrupt politicians have used hate groups to divert attention away from failed policies, ineptitude, and treasonous acts. Successful entrepreneurs are one such group. Theftocrats claim to despise capitalists; however, they are keen to confiscate the products of their labor to buy votes from their permanent entitlement constituencies. Leftists are the personification of hypocrisy.

July 3, 2011 @ 5:19 pm #

Heh. About those “private jet use tax liabilities”…

http://beta.news.yahoo.com/obama-owes-irs-35-million-jet-224139517.html

August 11, 2011 @ 12:43 am #

“The wealthy and the oil companies did not produce our fiscal nightmare,..”

Er… OK. What or whom did? What did “produce our fiscal nightmare”?

Unless you can clearly answer your own implied and utterly unaddressed, much less answered, question, you are merely making noise, most likely to hear yourself make noise. Egoist.

Blah blah blah. Rhetorical.

All roads lead to Rome.

By definition, the central banks have absolute control… of everything. EVERY so-called “issue”, war, depression, recession, etc, is manufactured and constructed to keep you distracted or asleep. And followed to its inevitable conclusion, leads to the same place. The creation and control of the planet’s completely unnecessary money supply. Period. Full stop. End of story.

Fear your neighbor, argue about politics. Look over there.

Hint: Every computer and every robot is another job lost. There is no replacement. Ever. What will we do with all those unemployed.

Musical chairs.

Unemployed need not apply. Er… WHAT???

There is only one real subject to discuss… fractional banking and fiat currency… “cash” that depreciates by design.

WAKE UP!

The Matrix has you.

You are a slave.

August 11, 2011 @ 6:14 am #

Wow, “Neo.” Pretty incoherent stuff.

“The wealthy and the oil companies did not produce our fiscal nightmare,..”

Er… OK. What or whom did? What did “produce our fiscal nightmare”?

Congress overspending.

See ya…

August 21, 2011 @ 11:42 am #

My apologies, admin.

While I agree that Congress’ current overspending on everything from a constant state of War to their own compensation is a big problem, it is ultimately a predictable symptom of a single underlying condition and a very few but far-reaching acts of Congress that occurred so long ago that The People have forgotten (which is not surprising considering the distractions that have been and still are systematically forced upon them en masse).

First and foremost, Morality and compassion cannot be legislated. There is no political solution to the loss of our spiritual guiding light which was fundamental to our nation’s founding and progress. The foundation of our freedom and survival begins in one’s home, family and community. “The Kingdom of Heaven is AT HAND, it is HERE now.”

A privately owned central bank which controls the creation and value of a fiat currency distributed by a 1/10 fractional banking system systematically transfers wealth out of the hands of The People into the hands of a few whose names are never mentioned in the Forbes 100. It systematically erodes the base of the pyramid from which the majority of taxes are levied.

This is precisely the outcome which was feared by those framers who fought tooth and nail against the establishment of a privately owned central bank. When it is illegal for The People to establish their own currency, our current situation becomes inevitable. There is no amount of oversight that cannot be subverted by Evil.

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