I have forgotten where I got this, but it should be advertised on all TV stations and papers so all the Libs read it:
Lesson # 1:
* U.S.Tax revenue: $ 2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $ 3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:
* Annual family income: $ 21,700
* Money the family spent: $ 38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $ 16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $ 38.50
Got It ?????
OK, now Lesson # 2: Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:
Let’s say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer
backup in your neighborhood….and your home has sewage all
the way up to your ceilings.
What do you think you should do ……
Raise the ceilings, or pump out the #$%$?
The whole US was still solvent in 2000 but was a financial basket case by 2008. Search for [Starve The Beast] without the brackets. Then reflect on all the actions of the government 2001-2009 including taking a dive in the trade wars and borrowing the trade deficit money back (cumulative deficit 2001-2009 was over $6 trillion).
In 2008/9 the US government was left purposely bankrupt. The financial fights in Washington do not address where US money is really going. The institutionalized corruption of our bipartisan political Pay-To-Play system is too dominant for that.
Regional interests are too. The Deep South, 145 years since the Civil War, stays a social and economic fossil enabled by our money. Do you really think the Republicans will terminate the government programs and subsidies that implement that arrangement?
So the Republicans are now concentrating on snuffing Boomers to save money though that won't save the existing arrangements of money and power for very long. So who gets thrown under the bus next? Why would you be exempt? Do you have a Cayman's account?
Your complaints aren't honest and are directed in practice to starving out your "enemies". Step back and look at where the money goes and you might get a hearing. Advocate doing something about the institutionalized corruption of Washington and the state capitols that is a Founding Flaw and you might get a hearing. Right now your indignation is bogus.