“That’s All I Can Stands, I Can’t Stands No More”

Americans are upset about the impasse in the debt limit talks and about the enormous debt encumbered on each of us but Americans have themselves to blame.  Here’s why.

 Over time, especially since the 1930s, Americans have given the government all of its powers.  Americans have continually asked government to do more for them, the latest entitlement being Obamacare. Americans have increased the size of government and with it the magnitude of problems have increased exponentially due to politics, lobbyists, etc.

 The greater the size of the government the greater the chance for lobbyists to steer the course of legislation to their benefit and they will do it under the radar.  The greater the size of our government the greater the chance that our tax money will fall between the cracks and will profit someone else.  There is no accountability, effectively, for government.  The three branches of government are often enablers.  Government wields its power through taxation and by creating onerous laws and is accountable to no one, not even the voter. It just keeps growing in power because people keep voting in people who promise the world. The checks and balance of our three-cornered system need to be checked and balanced.  We desperately need a Balance Budget Amendment.

 Because people keep asking for more and more ‘stuff’ the politicians promise them this ‘stuff’ to get their vote.  What the voter gets in return is pennies on the dollar. Yet, people, like lemmings, keep voting for a tax and spend Democratic ticket that always brings the US to the brink of financial disaster. Why? Ask yourself.

 I am an independent.  I would never vote Democratic.  The mindless tax and spend policies of Democrats coupled with the embrace of abortion makes their platform prohibitive to me, an Independent and a Christian. The Democratic party is the party of Death, Deference and Dependence.

 I am independent because I believe in a very small government structure, a government that only provides for the national defense, the interstate highways and transportation and the rule of law, enacting justice and not fairness. This kind of government would hold tightly to the Constitution and not make it a “blowin’-with-the-wind” document.

I do not want national healthcare. And, I wish I had all of my Social Security monies that I have paid in so that I can invest those monies in a better way. I don’t need government to do this for me.

 I am a Christian. I give to the poor.  I don’t need government to do this for me through social welfare programs.  Only a fraction of tax monies goes to help the poor.  The rest is used to support the government program and graft. Our country is already a socially just nation without all the welfare programs usurping tax dollars. 

Pet projects:  Planned Parenthood, NPR, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc should never receive tax monies. There should be no Federal earmarks, no Federal bailouts, no pork belly earmarks  – no earmarks whatsoever.  Deep pockets should not mean deeper spending.

I will never understand why African-Americans continue to vote Democratic.  The policies of Democrats promote an enslavement to the federal and state government through dependence on welfare programs: Uncle Sam, the new “Massah”.

 Our representatives in Washington and our local representatives should only be making absolutely sure that our liberties are not infringed upon and that no new laws are being passed.  Period. We should never give them the responsibility or the monies for any programs other than for defense and transportation.  Never.   Our reps should basically have nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs and make self-aggrandizing speeches.

 In the end, I guess we do have a representative form of government – bloated, self-serving, wasteful and out of control.


Here’s where some of your tax money goes:


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