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Watch the shell game


POSTED: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 5:40pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 12:08pm

Keep your eye on what's under the shell. Because there is a political shell game going on right now in Washington D.C.

The president still has not offered an official plan. But is long on criticizing the Republicans plan which want to cut spending.

The president is still hung up on campaign phrases like billionaires and millionaires needing to be soaked. Also, corporate planes and on and on.

I almost drove off in the ditch last Friday when I was listening to his news conference on the radio and he said polls- as in plural- showed 80% of the country wants their taxes raised.

I could not find one poll that said that. I also love the inside baseball of revenue. That means taxes. If they want to raise taxes, then call it taxes.

And now, the media is in love with the gang of 6 or is it 7? There is no doubt there is going to be some raising of the debt ceiling. And now political wags on both sides are saying it doesn't matter about a debt ceiling.

That means we are tired of having to deal with this problem and we want not to be bothered with a ceiling. But listen for one thing, the cuts. When will spending cuts take place?

This year or years down the road. Because every Congressional budget is good for one year. You can bet there will be spending down the road.

But those cuts down the road will never happen. Because the next group to be sworn in will find other needs for taxpayer money and they will come back for "revenue."

That means your revenue becoming their pork for another pet project.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Obama’s OUR GANG of Six can put on a show better than Buckwheat, Spanky, Alfalfa, Butch, Darla, Froggy, with Porky and his pork continuing to play the lead.

They have turned Washington D.C. into a Hal Roach Motel


When the Little Rascals put on a show, they too gave us entertainment but at least created some wealth, unlike Obama's Big Rascal gang of six and his Keystone Cop Eric Holder that will continue to take more away. It’s time the adult taxpaying parents appear and take away Buckwheat’s free lunch, put Porky on a Barney Frankless diet, put Butch out of the business of molesting the other boys by thumping Froggy’s magic twanger, pin back Alfalfa’s ears and add some real Spanking at the polls in 2012

Let's look down the road on this issue. We can be reasonably assured that spending won't decline much, debt already unsustainable will continue to pile-up until what time; we have piles of worthless money in our bank accounts saved from a time when there was a job to be had. The misery of being an American will be unmatched to any time in the depression simply because there are more of us. If we want change then we'd better get Texas out of the United States and start passing our own laws.

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