The Debt Ceiling Dog And Pony Show
Friday, July 15, 2011
by Al Benson Jr.
For weeks now we have been treated to nightly doses, via our lapdog media, of scary articles about the national debt ceiling. The current Marxist administration, parading as Democrats, are telling us our national house of cards will come tumbling down on August 2nd if they are not given, by Congress, the ability to further increase the already horrendous debt our great grandchildren and their grandchildren will be paying off because of licentious federal spending. The Republicans have boasted they will not vote to increase the debt limit no matter what. They claim to be holding firm to their commitment to cut federal spending, and so on and so forth, blah, blah, blah.
I hate to be the purveyor of negative information, but they are both lying through their teeth to the American public, who, thanks to their public school "educations" can’t tell the difference.
Recently Obama did an interview with Scott Pelley, one of the talking heads at CBS (two talking heads chattering at one another). According to http://conservativebyte.com Pelley said: "Can you guarantee, Mr. President, that if there’s a shutdown, can you personally guarantee that Social Security checks will go out for seniors?" To which the Great One replied: "I can’t, Scott, I’m glad you asked me that. I can’t guarantee, and not just the old people, Scott, it’s veterans too. I can’t guarantee it. Those checks probably won’t go out." I’ll bet Obama was glad that Pelley asked him that question. It was probably part of the script. It gave him a little bit of economic terrorism to spread among us older folks, a little something to scare the living daylights out of us–as it was intended to do.
Can you picture the thousands upon thousands of older folks, living on only Social Security, calling or writing their congresspersons and telling them to vote to raise the debt ceiling so they won’t starve next month–and thereafter? It’s a diabolical political ploy used by the current Marxist administration to get what they want, claiming it’s what the public really wants because of the public outcry. It gives Congress, both Republicrats and Republicrats (because there really ain’t a dime’s worth of difference between them) the excuse to do what most of them really wanted to do all along.
So, if the government really shuts down and Social Security checks and veteran’s checks fail to go out, does that mean that congressional paychecks will also not go out? After all, if no one else gets their checks, why should they? But that will only happen in your dreams, Charlie. Those parasites will continue to feed at the public trough even if the public starves!
If Obama doesn’t just try to raise the ceiling through some "executive order" (his favorite way of doing everything he can’t get done legitimately) and Congress does get to vote on it, will the debt ceiling be raised? Will Congress vote for it? Of course they will–this time, next time, and for many more times to come. Both sides already know this. The only folks who haven’t figured it out yet are the public-school "educated" American citizens. It’s their gut feeling it shouldn’t happen. They realize, at some level, that this will cost them the family farm (literally). What they don’t realize is that the Feds are playing them like a fiddle and laughing all the way to the bank.
It’s all about power and redistribution of the wealth (our wealth redistributed to the Marxists and their friends in power. That’s what Marxism is always all about, regardless of their lofty pretensions about "power to the people." No one ever thinks to ask them "which people?"
So not to worry, if Obama doesn’t do the executive order bit, Congress will do a deal in such a way that the Marxists get what they want, while making it look like the Republicans opposed it, and it will be business as usual in Sodom on the Potomac. The public will get stiffed. But is that anything new? That has been going on at least since Abraham Lincoln and as long as the public remains dumbed-down it will continue.
Only when the public gains enough knowledge to start demanding candidates with strong moral standards, Christian standards, in those they elect will things begin to change. That means that maybe the churches ought to set some moral standards for those their parishoners vote for. We aren’t there yet.