Skip to comments.American Banana Republic
Posted on 09/22/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The decay of a free society doesnt happen overnight, but were getting there.
"This is the United States of America, declared President Obama to the burghers of Liberty, Mo., on Friday. Were not some banana republic.
He was talking about the Annual Raising of the Debt Ceiling, which glorious American tradition seems to come round earlier every year. This is not a deadbeat nation, President Obama continued. We dont run out on our tab. True. But we dont pay it off either. We just keep running it up, ever higher. And every time the bartender says, Mebbe youve had enough, pal, we protest, Jush another couple trillion for the road. Set em up, Joe. And he gives you that look that kinda says he wishes youd run out on your tab back when it was $23.68.
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Our fight for freedom MATTERS!
Do not give up.
OK, so latinos may grow bananas but they're not idiots. America's the one figuring out how to pay the $trillion yearly interest payments.
Says it all. Everyone else suffers, but the looters are on top of the world.
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! O! Daaaaaaaaaaaay. O!
Steyn says: "Is all this spending necessary? Every day, the foot-of-page-37 news stories reveal government programs it would never occur to your dimestore caudillo to blow money on. On Thursday, it was the Food and Drug Administration blowing just shy of $200 grand to find out whether its Twitter and Facebook presence is well-received. A fifth of a million dollars isnt even a rounding error in most departmental budgets, so nobody cares. But the FDA is one of those sclerotic American institutions that has near to entirely seized up. In October 1920, it occurred to an Ontario doctor called Frederick Banting that insulin might be isolated and purified and used to treat diabetes; by January 1923, Eli Lilly & Co were selling insulin to American pharmacies: A little over two years from concept to market. Now the FDA adds at least half-a-decade to the process, and your chances of making it through are far slimmer: As recently as the late Nineties, they were approving 157 new drugs per half-decade. Today its less than half that.
"But theyve got $182,000 to splash around on finding out whether people really like them on Facebook, or theyre just saying that. So theyve given the dough to a company run by Dan Beckmann, a former new media aide to President Obama. That has the whiff of the banana republic about it, too...."
Maybe not overnight but this isn’t the country it was just 4 years ago.
This is not a deadbeat nation, President Obama continued. We dont run out on our tab. True. But we dont pay it off either. We just keep running it up, ever higher. And every time the bartender says, Mebbe youve had enough, pal, we protest, Jush another couple trillion for the road. Set em up, Joe. And he gives you that look that kinda says he wishes youd run out on your tab back when it was $23.68.
Actually, Obama is exactly like the mob and the Joe Pesci character in “Goodfellas”. Pesci owes a $7000 tab in a restaurant and when the owner asks for payment, he gets smashed in the face for the temerity to bring it up. Then, the mob takes over the restaurant when the owner goes to the Capo to ask for “protection”. The mob loots the place to the point of bankruptcy then sets it on fire for the insurance money.
Is that not the perfect example for what the SCUMBAG politicians are doing to this country?
Just saw LeBoutilier (sp) former congressman from NY, on Fox. I imagine he’s former because he cashed in and retired. He said Cruz and the other “rock stars” aren’t stars for long. He said to look at Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Sarah Palin. He said “If you want to come up here and stay, you have to do things that work.” That’s their mindset. They go to DC to stay. Doing what they were sent to do never enters their minds.
I followed LeBoutilier for a few years, he was the guy who was putting out predictions of a huge scandal every year, something that was sure to bring the entire system down. Newsmax put his articles out, several years ago.
Outside of Obama being elected (which is certainly bringing the system down), I never heard what the big scandal was. Something that had to do with higher-ups in both parties that had been going on for many years.
Not from where I'm sittin'! :O
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
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