Ashamed of My Country
Posted in the Columbus Forum
Since: Aug 12
#1 Feb 21, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to be treated like this, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way itís being insulted? It just makes me ashamed.
Seriously, man. Here we are all worked up over $44 billion. Thatís the total amount of money that will not be spent that was scheduled to be spent this year. In truth, weíre gonna spend more this year than we spent last year.Weíre just not gonna spend as much as was projected.
There is no real cut below a baseline of zero. There just isnít. Yet here they come, sucking us in, roping us in. Panic here, fear there: Crisis, destruction, no meat inspection, no cops, no teachers, no firefighters, no air traffic control. Iím sorry, my days of getting roped into all this are over. We have the media playing along with all this. The ruling class of both parties play along with all this. Itís insulting. I donít know how else to describe it.
Iím into my 25th year.I canít tell you the number of times this has happened. This hit me yesterday. Iíve said the same things over and over for 25 years. Whether the Clinton presidency or the Obama presidency, whether itís a Pelosi speakership or Tom Foley (who was speaker when I started), itís the same stuff. Itís the same threats. Itís the same arguments over and over. Nothing ever changes! We just keep spending more money. We create more dependency, we get more and more irresponsible from one crisis to the next, all of them manufactured.
Except for the real crisis, which nobody ever addresses, and that is: We canít afford any of this!
#2 Feb 22, 2013
Let the cutting begin. Maybe if enough is cut people will realize that most of the federal government could be eliminated and not only will the nation survive it will start to flourish.
If the pedophiles sexual assualters and thieves at the TSA are unemployed will somehow planes not still fly? They did before and will after. If the federal money stops flowing from the transportation dept to the police departments for DUI speed and seatbelt checkpoints will cars not start?
I say it is time to cut cut cut and then cut some more.
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