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The capitol is echoing with the words, pass the pork…chops!

December 18, 2014

The juices from the steak dripped unknowingly down the hunters face and into his beard. Like the others he didn’t miss a beat as he shoveled forkful after forkful of food into his mouth. We were supposed to be in camp for two weeks and normally we would have had no problems except that the temperatures dropped and during our last week we were eating more and more because our bodies were burning it up as fast as we could eat. Add to that the fact that the plane did not arrive on time because of heavy snow and we ended up being stranded an additional three days with only crackers and some soup.

Gluttony…yes but with a purpose…survival.

pork1I was thinking of this fictional scenario when I read about the current budget proposal awaiting the Presidents approval. The 1.01 trillion dollar spending bill is a testement to unfettered spending, and special interest provisions garnered by most congressman and senators. One can only ask where are the politicians who were just campaining on a balanced budget? More to the point where is the media announcing to the public the many deals congress is making with your money? Yes I know those elected in November will not be in office till the new year, but the majority of those who voted on this ‘porkbarrell express’, were just a few weeks ago were out there ‘promising’ to you and me about how they will cut the spending!

At this very moment you, I and everyone around us is personally in debt to the tune of $143,000 and that increases literaly by the second. Don’t believe me click here and watch your debt increase. This is a debt that we will never pay off and will be passed on to our children and grandchildren, isn’t it time we try and stop the flow of our nations life-blood?

Now I know you will be saying not again when I ask why not work out a balanced budget NOW. You who have followed my postings know I regularely bang my head aganest the wall with this one but if you and I must live in balance, why is the American government any different? If you did not pay the electricity or rent it would be turned off or you would be evicted, and unlike the government we can not just print worthless money when we need it. I think we MUST in the next election EVICT those who refuse to bring this nations finances into balance. However, right at this minute our representatives in office have nothing to fear from the voters if they did reduce financial support to any pet project or cut programs! The men and woman in office have a lock on their office until the next election so I say get off your asses cut the spending and balance the budget.

But of course this will not happen
because by cutting pet projects they would loose campaign donations
and by cutting the budgets of most of the federal departments
they would loose the vote of the people being laid off!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2014 4:07 pm

    I love your snowman picture to the right. Haha that is just so cute!

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  2. December 18, 2014 8:16 pm

    Spot on!

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  3. December 21, 2014 8:24 am

    Pete – this one lands squarely on the shoulders of ‘We the People’ in my estimation. Back in 2013 the government was shut down over the budget crisis but the lame stream media worked diligently with the Democrats to insure the Republican party took the blame and in particular the TEA Party. This looming debt crisis has been in the news since ’08 and discussed ‘ad naseum’ yet for the most part the American people are clueless. Of course many are buried in credit card debt and similar so I guess the concept of living within a balanced budget is non sequitur to such folks. One would think the concept of this crushing debt being handed down to their children and grandchildren would get some traction but I fear we’re now a country of ‘gimmee’s’; we just want everything given to us and we sure aren’t going to suffer any pain or decrease our send-thrift ways such that upcoming generations might have a better chance. ‘None are so blind as those that will not see…’

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  4. Jon permalink
    December 21, 2014 9:15 am

    Between Newbie & Pete, I have absolutely nothing to ad, except Merry Christmas to all of you. After all, ignorance is bliss isn’t it?

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