Skip to comments.'Fiscal Cliff Deal Without Pain'
Posted on 12/14/2012 6:33:01 AM PST by morethanright
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
The headline in the Washington Times said it all: "Americans desire a 'fiscal cliff' deal without pain." It just goes to show that my fellow countrymen are incapable of dealing with harsh realities. Welfare, at all levels of American society, whether in the form of Medicare or corporate tax credits, will "end as we know it," to quote Bill Clinton.
America is broke and getting broker.
Democrats say we should emulate the infamous Donner Party and eat our own. And compliant Republican leaders have napkins, paper plates, plastic forks and knives at the ready. They were, after all, elected by the very people now expecting a financially-spent nation to formulate a budget plant "without pain." Children don't like pain any more than they like responsibility or cleaning up after themselves.
President Obama and Republican leaders say they are fighting to save American royalty - the middle class - from pain. However, if there is justice, it is the middle class that should suffer the most. It was their votes that elected the politicians now diminishing their freedom while bankrupting the nation.
In 1855, William John Grayson wrote in defense of the American South's peculiar institution. "Slavery makes all work, and it ensures homes, food and clothing for all. It permits no idleness, and it provides for sickness, infancy and old age. It allows no tramping or skulking, and it knows no pauperism. This is the whole system substantially."
In other words, Grayson's argument was that slavery provided the captive a lifetime's social safety net ... the chains were thrown in for free.
The economic mess we are in isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, the mess will remain long after everyone reading these words is dead but not forgotten.
The generations that follow will curse our memory for having robbed them of more than money ... they will damn us for stealing their sacred birthright of freedom in the vain pursuit of "security" that "provides for sickness, infancy and old age."
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Our slavemasters are socialists. BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM. THEY need to feel pain.
DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic. DISMANTLE their domestic collectives. DEFUND their collectives, foreign and domestic. UNaccountable bureaucrats are socialists.
“Socialism Is Legal Plunder.” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
Lets see...where could YOU cut???...
STOP the clock...
REVERSE the clock. Without raising taxes, a surplus clock should be ticking and then current taxes lowered accordingly and dramatically, without representatives taking any pay or having any perks, retirement, insurance, etc., etc.
The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it. - Bastiat
It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. - Bastiat
.That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
live - free - republic
“Those who would give up Essential Liberty
to purchase a little Temporary Safety,
deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Well if there are no solutions that have no pain then how come every four years the new challenger to the current Santa in Chief tells us there are?
Obama, McCain, Romney, ...(although Trump beat them all)
they all said it is easy : just cut a few taxes(or raise them), create some green jobs(or drill), cut a few regulations(or add them) , lower interest rates, bailout a few banks(then regulate them), maybe add few import tarriffs, reform entitlements ("who cares if I have to work till 75 and there are few jobs now ???, thats 25 years away and there will be lots of jobs for me then, problem solved, no pain") .. and shazzam, we are on easy street.
This Santa beat them all:
The Dream of a President kick butts Trump (or If only Trump ran.. )( 5/19/2011 | sickoflibs)
I desire a multicolored unicorn that sh!ts solid gold Skittles, too. Free, of course.
Last night I was at a fundraiser that was all about UNICEF. My step kids suggested that I give $100. I asked if it was OK if we all went together and donated $33 and I would take it out of their Xmas gift allowance. The excitement was somewhat less over that idea.
Absolutely no difference in that and the budget situation.