Archive for July, 2011

If Congress is going to cut spending, then why do we need to raise the debt ceiling?

Posted in Economy with tags , , , , on July 25, 2011 by shutterbugklentz

This is what I do not understand?  If we are agreeing to disagree about whether to raise the debt ceiling, but everyone agrees that our bloated over-sized spending machine (our government) MUST cut spending and we all agree spending must be cut, then why raise the debt limit?

I’m a working stiff that manages to pay all of my bills and live within my means, but whenever I had incurred debt in the past, I CUT my spending habits, but never, never did I raise my CREDIT limit!  That is plain stupid!  This is the nonsense that our government is trying to pull.  If I can spend more, just a bit more, everything will be fine.  While those of us who choose to live in the real world, (the working-class world that exists outside of Washington D.C.) know that if you continue to spend money that you do not have and continue to raise your spending limit, you eventually will need to either beg your creditors to cut you a deal or put your tail between your legs and file bankruptcy and admit that you are incapable of doing simple math!  The kind of math that clearly explains, now pay attention Washington, IF YOU SPEND MORE THAN YOU BRING IN AND YOU BORROW MORE THAN YOUR CREDIT WILL ALLOW, YOU WILL GO BROKE! Is this the strategy?!  Sure looks like it from where I’m sitting.

Did you know that this President, President Obama, has added more to the National Debt in his first 19 Months than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined!  Let me repeat that for those of you needing to be slapped back to consciousness.  This President, President Barack Obama, has added more to the National Debt in his first 19 Months than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined!  COMBINED!!

In the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the federal debt held by the public increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan.  Now I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking SPENDING might be the issue and something needs cutting and it needs to be cut now!
Need more proof that you, your children and probably your grandchildren are massively in debt.  Check out our nation’s debt clock and you tell me if SPENDING might be the problem and CUTTING the answer!  Are you kidding me?  Spending is still on the table as an option by this President and Congress!  People give me a break!  Call your Representative and tell them to STOP SPENDING and START CUTTING!
Kim Lentz

CUT, CAP and BALANCE – call your Representative today

Posted in Economy with tags , , , , on July 22, 2011 by shutterbugklentz

Raise the debt ceiling?  Raise Taxes?  Don’t make any changes to Social Security or Medicaid/Medicare?  Keep Spending?   Balance the Budget?  Balance the Budget, how did this get in here??  Maintaining the status quo is the Politicians mindset, after all, Politicians want to be re-elected.

Six in 10 Americans Oppose Raising the Debt Ceiling Despite Risks of Default read this article.

Yes, how about a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution?  Yes, cut spending on the useless wasteful government programs or better yet CUT the useless programs.  Our Government takes in about $200 Billion in revenue each month.  I’ll say that one again.  Our Government takes in about $200 BILLION IN REVENUE EACH MONTH!  How is it possible that we as a nation are so far in debt?

Call your Representative, voice your opinion, let them know that this is unacceptable!  CUT, CAP and BALANCE is  the hard choice that we all need to make now before it is too late, both as individuals and as a country.  Call your Representative today.

Average Compensation for a Federal Employee $81 G’s – How do I get this Gig??

Posted in Economy with tags , , , on July 22, 2011 by shutterbugklentz

At a time in our history when our country’s debt is rocketing out of control ($14 Trillion), our nation, globally, is seen as being weak and undisciplined, unemployment is hovering in double digits, and for the handful of us that are still working, knowing TAX hikes are inevitable….

How could I be so stupid, a career with the government, that’s the ticket!  Yes, that’s right!  You can leave your low-level, unskilled private sector job, or drop that unemployment check and become a federal employee!  That’s right you too can make on average $81,000 annually as a federal employee.  After all, you’ve paid a portion of the salaries out of your check, you deserve it!  You’re an American, hell You’re Entitled to it!

Check this out!  A recent article in USA Today puts our nations money woes into perspective, FEDERAL WORKERS EARNING DOUBLE THEIR PRIVATE SECTOR COUNTEPARTS.  This article will make your head burst, well, burst only if you are unfortunate enough to work in the private sector.

I Pledge Allegiance…

Posted in United States History with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2011 by shutterbugklentz

Just a few reminders of why, we as Americans, celebrate Independence Day.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, ONE NATION under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice FOR ALL.”

 The American’s Creed 

by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

Oath of Citizenship

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform non-combatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

On this Independence Day, as Americans, let this be a reminder as to why we celebrate our Freedom.  And as Americans, let us all renew our citizenship to this great nation!