Skip to comments.Rant against the machine
Posted on 04/09/2011 8:42:31 AM PDT by austingirl
This is the email I am attempting to send to Boehner's email:
I am stunned that you caved into the radical leftists that have hijacked our republic, especially after the 2010 election results. The Tea Party principles are the majority view of the working slaves that fund your excesses. You are now part of the problem. An income tax is immoral. A tax on spending, called the Fair Tax, which actually taxes wealth, the underground economy and criminals is the moral way to fund the federal government.
Repeal the 16th amendment, dismantle the Department of Education, Energy, Fannie and Freddie and others too numerous to mention.. Disband the banking cabal known as the Fed which destroys the value if the American dollar. Stop federal meddling in every aspect of Americans' lives using the spurious justification of the Commerce Clause which was intended to keep interstate commerce REGULAR, not to regulate the amount of water in our toilets.
If you can't hold the puny and evil Harry Reid's feet to the fire over the 2011 budget, there is no hope that you can be effective preventing the raising of the debt ceiling and the bloated 2012 Obama budget.
If a working stiff making $30,000 a year borrowed $12,000 dollars a year and spent $42,000 a year - how long would they last? They would be homeless and destitute in one year. This is an exact parallel to Congress spending $1.40 for every dollar they take in. Either you are stupid, evil, or bent on destroying our nation.
The average wage slave is having difficulty buying food and gas and you failed every last one of us. The fact that we are not drilling our own oil and gas while the unqualified idiot in the White House gives billions to Brazil so we can overpay for their oil and further degrade America makes me want to howl at the moon. Using corn for ethanol rather than food is insanity.
I parted ways with the republicans when Bush didn't clamp our borders shut after 9/11 and when he and your ilk set out on a spending spree of other people's money. WE ARE OUT OF MONEY!
Shame on you!
Most sincerely, (my real name), an underemployed registered nurse in Austin, TX
Republicans control one half of one third of the government.
Everything you stated, while fantastic, would get killed in the Senate.
Until the tea party gets 61 seats in the Senate, the White House and a large majority in the House, what you are suggesting is a pipe dream
I guess I am a dreamer and an idealist. But I fear for our republic!
Bonehead is a pansy.
Hey if it makes you feel better, go for it. I got tired of getting my ass chewed trying to offer any kind of reasonable analysis of this last night. Everyone knows what you say here is true. Including Boehner. But it took 30 years of overspending and overconsuming to get us to this point and it’s going to take more than one halfway budget bill to get us out.
Did we get what we wanted? No. Did the other side? NO. Do we live to fight another day? HELL YEAH!
I don’t know if we will get everything we want in the next showdown or not, but I do know this: If what happened last November hadn’t happened, we would not even be having is conversation. So before you go out to tar and feather Speaker Boehner, just take a few minutes and think back to the grand old boxtox-filled jet-setting days of Speaker Pelosi.
In any compromise between Good and Evil, it is only Evil that can profit. - Ayn Rand
You have a good point - the election last November has at least brought this to the attention of many average Americans.
“You have a good point - the election last November has at least brought this to the attention of many average Americans.”
Too bad the Republicans we elected to the House didn’t get the message.
Nothing wrong with being a dreamer. I have my own dreams of how our budget would be shaped going forward.
But the Founding Fathers designed our system in such a manner that big change happens very slowly. Hence the Senate and its rules and the multi branched government.
If the Tea Party was dictator for a day, sure we could do what you want. But that is not realistic
A rationalist sees this is a huge victory in getting us back to fiscal sanity. A fanatic wants all or nothing and always ends up dissapointed
Why don’t you convert your letter into a petition and we’ll all sign it.
Amen Austin girl!!!! My sentiments exactly.
You hit the nail on the head. We are not in control. I guess making all the people who depend on HUD, IRS refunds, and other legitimate federal sources for food and shelter would be so happy with a shut down, they would help give us the votes we need to really make a difference. Yeah, right.
We have to live in the real world . Boehner did as well as possible.
We have set the narrative and framework for 2012 and forward.
39 billion over 5 months will now be a baseline, over a year that is 80 billion in cuts that Dems have agreed to.
In 2012 we should be able to push for 150 in cuts over an entire FY. If the elections in 2012 go our way, we can start to push for the Rand Paul 500 billion dollar cuts.
This is a marathon, not a sprint
Boehner is part of the machine, too .
Another Freeper a month ago or so, who sounded as if he/she knew Boehner personally, actually said Pelousy is considered a “friend” by Boehner.....scary thought.
There had better be some sort of strategy to this, because it looks like the cocktail party members (the repubs AND the dims) just want to continue to go to the coacktail parties....on the taxpayer’s dime....and-—WE’RE OUTTA DIMES.
Austingirl - you are a voice of reason in a city that is overwhelemed by liberal craziness! So you’re entitled to a good rant now and again.
A little civics lesson
3 branches of the government- The Congress, White House and Supreme Court
In Congress, spending bills start in the House but must get through the Senate. After they are passed by both houses of Congress they go to conference to iron out differences and then its sent to the White House where the President signs it into law.
The issue here was that the Republicans only have a majority in the House. Getting the whole pie, when half of Congress is controlled by the Dems, is impossible. It simply will not happen.
So there are 2 choices- take massive political heat and possibly damage our negotiating and electoral options going forward, or get the largest 5 months of cuts in US history, declare victory and be in position to win the bigger battles.
It doesn’t seem like a hard choice to me
Agree. This how Democracy, not tyranny, works.
You slowly win some battles and before you know it you are in the position you want to be in. It won’t happen in round 1 of 100
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