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Lying Politicians Increasing The Debt

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.†– George Washington

“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.†– Patrick Henry

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.†– Thomas Jefferson

“Half a truth is often a great lie.†– Benjamin Franklin

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.†– Abraham Lincoln

As I survey what passes for governance in this country today, I yearn for the days past when truth meant something. The supposedly “progressive†politicians who call themselves leaders of this country would not know truth if it dropped from heaven into their laps. The men and women who fought for and founded this Republic were driven by the aspiration for liberty, justice and truth. They fought to get out from under the tyranny of an arrogant, overbearing government and unjust taxation. The Founders of this Republic believed in the truth. Their actions were pure and true. The definition of truth is:

Sincerity in action, character, and utterance

Is there anyone in Washington DC, besides Ron Paul, who is sincere in action, character, and utterance? Truth is no longer practiced in Washington DC. Political agendas are forced upon American citizens through the exercise of lies, deception, half-truths, and fear tactics. These agendas don’t bother to get bogged down in the truth. That would make these agendas impossible to implement. It is much easier to allow corporate lobbyists who have contributed millions to their political campaigns to write the bills, public relations firms to create the lies, and the mainstream media to spread misinformation and lies. The interchangeable political parties pay in excess of $100 million per year to public relations firms. The Pentagon spends $4.7 billion per year and employs 27,000 people just for recruitment, advertising and public relations. The job of public relations firms is not to tell the truth. The truth doesn’t need to be spun and massaged. Only lies, untruths, and deceptions need to be spun.

The definition of lie is as follows:

To make an untrue statement with intent to deceive; To create a false or misleading impression

The country is being buffeted by a violent tempest and driven towards a jagged reef that will rip a fatal fissure in the hull of our ship of state. As our ship flounders in violent seas driven by gale force winds, the weak pathetic excuses for leaders in our country, rather than lighten the load and reversing course, have chosen to increase our speed straight into the teeth of the cyclone.

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The U.S. National Debt is $11.8 trillion. Obama’s own projections show the National Debt reaching $21 trillion in 2019. This is before his proposed healthcare plan that Obama insists will not add one penny to the deficit. It also assumes low interest rates for the next ten years. Good luck with that projection. It is laughable what slimy politicians will promise to Americans with a straight face. In February 2009, Obama conducted a brilliant Orwellian named, Summit on Fiscal Responsibility. After ramming a pork filled $787 billion stimulus package down the throats of Americans, which will drive the 2009 budget deficit to $1.8 trillion from $438 billion in 2008, Mr. Obama stood in front of the American people and stated,

"If we confront this crisis without also confronting the deficits that helped cause it, we risk sinking into another crisis down the road. We cannot and will not sustain deficits like these without end. Today I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office."

Mr. Obama’s idea of fiscal restraint is to increase the annual deficit from $438 billion to $1.8 TRILLION, conduct a fiscal summit promising to “cut†the annual deficit to $600 billion by 2013, and proclaim his own fiscal responsibility. The gall of Obama and his minions is beyond comprehension. He deliberately can make contemptible assertions because he has unwavering confidence in the gullibility and ignorance of the American public. He knows that 70% of Americans don’t know the difference between the Deficit and the National Debt.

Heaven from Hell

So, so you think you can tell

Heaven from Hell,

Blue skies from pain.

Can you tell a green field

From a cold steel rail?

A smile from a veil?

Do you think you can tell? – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Can you tell heaven from hell? Pink Floyd’s lyrics reflect the alienation that engulfs our nation today. Americans have become alienated from their government. The 535 elected officials in Washington DC no longer represent the people. They represent the entrenched special interests. Do you think you can tell the truth from a lie? Both Democrats & Republicans manipulate public opinion and rely on the extremists and fanatical elements of their parties to spout their lying rhetoric. When their lies are revealed, they just deny the facts or change the story. I wish George Orwell were alive to see how his condemnation of the Soviet Union manipulation of language and oppression tactics have been perfected by American politicians.

“The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield.†– George Orwell

For the purposes of this Convention, the term "torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.

Bush and Cheney contend that water-boarding was not torture. Post World War II war crimes tribunals found that Japanese soldiers engaging in water-boarding and the officers who approved it were guilty of war crimes. The ends do not justify the means.

* "I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president." :lol::lol::lol: This is quite an amusing campaign “promiseâ€, considering there are 15,000 lobbyists crawling around Washington DC like cockroaches spending $3.3 billion “not influencing†our honorable members of Congress. The truth is that lobbyists wrote the $787 billion stimulus bill. The voices of the American people were 10 to 1 against the bill.

* President Obama issued a 14 page report on January 11, 2009 geared to sell his $787 billion stimulus plan. The report promised to CREATE (not create or save) 3,675,000 jobs in the next two years. He declared that if his package was not passed it would be catastrophe for the country, with 2 million more job losses and double digit unemployment. According to the BLS, there were 11.6 million Americans unemployed in January 2009. At the end of August, there were 14.9 million Americans unemployed. By my math, that is 3.3 million job losses since the stimulus package was rammed down our throats using fear tactics and lies. Of course, Barack the Magnificent has recently stated, "We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs and provided a tax cut to 95% of all working families." He must subscribe to the Joseph Goebbels School of Lying Journal. The bigger the lie, the more likely the masses are to believe it. The chart below is from Obama’s January report. It details the amount of new jobs his stimulus will create by the end of 2010. I’ll be waiting for Obama to post the results on his website. He only needs to create 7 million jobs in the next 16 months.

The American people have imperceptibly traded liberty, freedom and self-determination for safety, security, and protection by their government – Like a frog being slowly boiled alive. They want their government to lie to them. It is easier to not face our intractable problems. Politicians that promise more benefits with no sacrifice are elected over and over again. Anyone attempting to get elected on a platform of reduced benefits, shared sacrifice, and truthful revelations about our fiscal situation is DOA. Americans prefer simple wrong solutions to difficult realistic solutions, talking points to real debate, material comfort to getting involved in governance. The ruling elite in Washington, on Wall Street and in the mainstream media encourage this behavior by Americans because it allows them to preserve their power. By choosing comfort over truth, we have exchanged a part in the war for a lead role in a cage. In the end these choices will lead to despair.

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.†– C.S. Lewis

* “And here's what you need to know. First, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period.†This quote has the potential to be Obama’s Read My Lips moment. Every bill floated thus far adds trillions to the National Debt. The only way that he could keep this promise would be if he increases taxes on the middle class. But, he can’t do that because he has promised to not increase taxes on the middle class. He is caught like a fly in his own web of lies. I bet he will sign a bill that adds a few billion dimes to the National Debt. He’ll worry about how to lie his way out of that predicament when the time comes. His contempt for the intelligence of the American people is staggering.

President Obama and the Democrats will pass a healthcare bill this year. His presidency depends on it. It doesn’t matter if it is a good bill. Any bill will do. The politicians must do something, just as they have always done. That is why we have an $11.8 billion National Debt.

“A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.†– Daniel Webster

Swimming in a Fish Bowl

How I wish, how I wish you were here.

We're just two lost souls

Swimming in a fish bowl,

Year after year,

Running over the same old ground.

What have we found

The same old fears.

Wish you were here. - Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

As we continue to run over the same ground, year after year, we have allowed fear to rule the day. We have chosen to be enslaved by debt in order to live like the rich. Half of the children that enter public high schools either drop out or graduate as functionally illiterate. The government has used fear of foreign bogie-men to convince Americans to give up their liberty. Despite having the largest most powerful military on the face of the earth by a factor of ten, somehow our leaders always seem threatened by some two bit nation. As I swim in this fishbowl called The United States of America, I wish there were some true statesmen among us. The people who pass for leaders today seem so small in stature in comparison to the wise patriots of yesteryear.

“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.†– H.L. Mencken

“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.†– Winston Churchill

“It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.†– James Madison

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. The chart below details the usurpation of our liberty that has occurred since 1900. In 1900 government spending as a percentage of GDP was 7%. Today it is approaching 40%. Americans chose to let this happen. We allowed Congress to create the Federal Reserve and institute the Personal Income Tax in 1913. Excluding the spikes during WWI and WWII, the government has methodically commandeered a greater and greater slice of the U.S. economy. Government can only grow through the seizing of taxes from its citizens and the printing of money by the Federal Reserve. You may notice that government spending surged from 10% of GDP to 22% during the 1930’s without bringing the country out of the Great Depression. The current Keynesian attempts to cure our economic disease will also fail. As the government acquires more authority over our lives by snatching the reins of our financial system, our education system, our auto industry, our healthcare system and ultimately every aspect of our lives, we will sink further into despair as government always expands and in the end becomes totalitarian in its methods.

TALK IS CHEAP, LIES ARE EXPENSIVE

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As I watched some of the Sunday talk shows this weekend, I had to laugh at the fools who pass for journalists today. The outrage over Joe Wilson calling the President a liar because he was lying shows how trite and shallow these nattering nabobs have become. Four U.S. Presidents have been murdered in office for their views. Let’s have some perspective people. As I watched Sam (worst toupee in history) Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and David Brooks heap scorn and ridicule on the thousands of concerned middle class Americans marching on the Mall in Washington, while applauding Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson and Timmy Geithner for saving the world by printing money, I realized that the existing political and financial system will have to be brought down before we have any chance to regain our liberty in this country. The power of the Washington/Wall Street/Media elite is immense. We will not get the truth from these people. We must turn to the past for our wisdom and truth:

“I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.†– Henry David Thoreau

“Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.†- Voltaire

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations. – Aldous Huxley

“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.†– Mohandas Gandhi

Only the old guard, still protecting their special interests, will continue to call for civility and compromise. The time for compromise has passed. The time for severe truth is upon us. Those in power never see the inevitable turning of the national mood. A storm is gathering. Those who choose not to prepare will be swept away. It is time for all people of good conscience to stand up and be heard. It is time to be bold. It is time to proclaim the truth. The alternative is to buckle under to the totalitarian propagandists and allow this country to be smothered under the weight of debt and government control. Truth is self evident. Let it shine upon on this country once again.

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Guest Parry aka GOD
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Is there any way you can do your posts like those talking books? You know, where one can press play rather than read.

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Bit OT and slightly pedantic but I don't think whole articles should be cut and pasted here in entirety in case of copyright issues. Excerpts and links OK obviously.

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Bit OT and slightly pedantic but I don't think whole articles should be cut and pasted here in entirety in case of copyright issues. Excerpts and links OK obviously.

its not the whole article

and its also on his website which is free to view

pedantic

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