It is now undeniable that our government leadership is hopelessly wallowing in moral and ethical decay. Even with the Tea Party victories this past November, it appears that our government leaders are almost powerless against the corrupt Washington political machine. The recent caving in of House Republicans to the measly 39 billion in spending cuts would be laughable if it were not so tragically sad. It is even more sad that John Boehner thinks that the temporary fix was a victory for our side. 39 billion dollars barely services the national debt for the month. Recently World Net Daily published an open letter to our weak-kneed Speaker of the House and is reprinted here for your reading pleasure:
Dear Mr. Speaker:
Recently you met with Barack Obama and concluded he is not serious about
making meaningful spending cuts and budgeting reforms that are desperately
needed to the nation’s economic challenges.
I am surprised it took you this long to recognize a reality so obvious to
most of us.
But better late than never.
Now that you understand there is no bargaining with Obama or the Democrats in
the Senate, why are you still doing just that? Isn’t it about time you realize
that you and your House Republican majority are holding all the cards necessary
to force the cuts and reforms we need?
Most House Republicans are prepared right now to say no to raising the debt
limit. And if House Republicans say no, the answer is no. It means no more
borrowing – period. It spells real cuts of about $1 trillion this year
– not $4 trillion over 10 years. It means no more Obamacare. It means no more
unconstitutional Department of Education. It means no more Planned Parenthood
subsidies. It means no more NPR and PBS funding. It means the end of programs
and even departments and agencies Republicans have rhetorically opposed for 30
This is your opportunity to go down in history as a great House speaker – to
take a stand for the Constitution, for limited government, for fiscal sanity and
for no more borrowing.
Can I ask you, Mr. Speaker, what are you waiting for?
Saying no to more borrowing does not mean default on loan obligations. It
simply means forcing the Democrats to do what they will never do through
cajoling, through negotiating or through compromise.
It’s time to stop cutting piecemeal. It is getting us nowhere. It is not
responsible to keep borrowing – even if it means borrowing less than in the
past. You can’t fix a debt problem through more borrowing. Deal-making with the
Democrats now only means continuing business as usual.
Is conducting business the reason you wanted to be speaker of the House?
I don’t know if you are counting heads within your own House majority, but I
By my count, 142 House Republicans are already firmly lined up to vote no on
raising the debt limit. In other words, the only way you can pass it as speaker
is by siding with the Democrats. You’ve got to change your position on this or
you have no bargaining leverage with those who want to keep the
borrowing-and-spending machine running.
I don’t know how to say this any more plainly: You are on the wrong side of
this issue. And if you persist in giving the Democrats the cover they need to
continue borrowing, they will never be serious about cutting spending.
In fact, there is only one thing you can do as speaker to get the Democrats
to cut spending – say no to raising the debt limit.
Listen to your fellow House Republicans. Listen to your constituents. This is
not a time for timidity and halfway measures. It’s not a time for business as
usual. This is a time for decisive and bold action designed to save our country
from bankruptcy and economic ruin.
I hope your eyes were opened in your meeting with Obama.
I hope you recognize how he took you to the cleaners with another continuing
I hope you recognize what you are up against.
I hope you realize that Democrats are not about to suddenly become fiscally
Use the only weapon you have to force reform and responsibility.
Shift the debate away from these continuing resolutions and government
shutdowns to the bigger picture: It’s time to stop borrowing altogether and
start forcing the kind of cuts that can get Washington back on
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With our nation literally tittering on the brink of economic doom, the lack of moral strength and determination will push us over the edge. Silver is now moving toward the $43-$44 mark and may even pass the $50 mark of 1981. I have little hope for the future of this country unless drastic action is taken now. But I fear we are too late. Japans devastating tsunami and nuclear accident, which has been now upgraded to level 7 making it on par with the Chernobyl accident in Soviet Russia in the 80’s, is being felt here as many Japanese companies are shut down or on short hours due to lack of parts. The 2nd quarter earning reports coming out in July will be a stinging reality check for the world, as they see what effect Japan’s devastated economy (third largest in the world) will have on the rest of the world.
For the prudent I suggest stocking up on foodstuffs and essentials such as water, medicine and heating fuel. My family has been preparing for this for some time and does not come as a shock to us.