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Normal Election - Part 3
By D. Kenneth Ross   
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Last edited: Friday, September 07, 2012
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2012

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last call before the election

 

 

 

 

Normal Election ?– part 3

 

It is now 61 days until the election. So let's talk about some facts. Democrats claim that the debt that George W. Bush racked up during his presidency, which they claim was 5.4 Trillion dollars sounds about right. For the time being let's assume they are right. If you add to that the national debt of all other presidents before Bush, when he left office the debt that Barack Obama inherited from the Bush administration was 10. 626 trillion dollars total.

Three and a half years into the first term of the Obama's administration, on September the fourth, 2012 the national debt stands at 16 trillion dollars. If we subtract the 10.626 trillion of the debt Obama took over we see that his administration has spent 5.374 trillion dollars in less that half the time Bush was in office.

Bush spent 5.4 trillion dollars in eight years or--------------- 607.25 billion dollars a year.

Obama spent 5.374 trillion in 3.5 years or--------------------- 1.54 trillion dollars a year.

Which when compared in billions of dollars is --------------- 1,540 billion dollars a year, compared to the 607.25 billion of George W. Bush.

This means that Obama, in 3.5 years spent 2.54 dollars for every dollar George Bush spent in his entire eight year presidency. At that rate, by the time he would finish, given another four years of the same kind of spending Obama would exceed Bush's highest spending rate by more than double with an enormous total of 12.32 trillion dollars for eight years.

Without going any further, given the rate at which Obama's administration is spending, there is solid reason to understand that the United States of America cannot sustain the kind of gross domestic production it would take to pay the debt of those eight years. If Bush's spending was bad Obama's spending is nothing less than catastrophic.

No amount of lying can get past the simple math facing every American if Obama wins the election. We are talking about almost twenty three trillion dollars of debt or $72,334.00 for every single person in the United States right now. And a good many of us simply don't have that kind of money laying around and can't possibly earn a living at the rate we would need to pay our own debts and come any where near earning enough to pay that amount off.

We are a republic of people who are represented by our government to manage our civil affairs as a nation, a state in the nation, a city or town or county in the state. Now, can you see why we need people representing us that will tell us the truth and actually sit down, regardless of party affiliation and work with each other to find a way out of this quagmire of debt that is about to change life as we know it? We are being strangled by debt.

Obama's social thinking is not solving the problem it is making it worse. Romney is a proven successful business leader, but will the Democrats work with him to solve our debt problems? And it is our debt folks, we elected these people. Two parties arguing about who is going to make us better by reducing our debt, and finding ways to stop spending, and modifying high cost programs, and keeping us safe from people who are just waiting for us to stumble, are making the problem loom larger every day.

We are faced with needing to eliminate debt, or at least cutting it to a more manageable size before we can even think about more spending, it is ludicrous to believe that the Obama administration can keep spending the way they are and do anything but bankrupt us.

Whatever lying has been done to us, has been done, we can go back later and find out who did it and why, and then take appropriate action. But first, we have serious problems to solve. We, every single citizen, need to say 'enough of the easy solution talk', let's get real. It will and does affect and effect each and every one of us.

None of it will get fixed if we don't vote for the people we believe can do the best to solve the problem, I believe it can only be the Romney, Ryan ticket frankly, but it can't stop there. We need to follow up with citizen truth groups and fact checkers to make sure we are are being told the truth. We need to examine every program that requires an outlay of money and make sure there's good reason for it. We still need to help those who really need it.

This country is wealthy enough to make sure that nobody starves and nobody will be denied work who needs it, or denied an education, and we shouldn't have to raise taxes on anybody before we make sure our business leaders can build their businesses and put people to work before we start designing schemes to take money away from them.

We expand our businesses, put people to work, so our economy begins to run the way it always has and then we can make sure the government has what it needs to function properly and design a reasonable tax system that is fair but does not allow the government to control any more than they absolutely need. We have to find a better way than allowing lobbyists and PACs to dictate the programs and money spending that Washington will do in the future, and we need to end the practice of pork belly legislature and earmarking expenditures.

There has to be a better way that doesn't take the average Joe-worker and force him to belong to a union where every job will pay the same when we all know that the guy that works his tail off for the company should be the guy that gets paid better because proper incentives for people on the job result in higher production and better perks for better workers. Competition isn't just good for businesses to make more money, it's good for everybody because everybody has to play fair and better to compete and when you're better everyone wins. Those are the good old fashioned rules coming from people like Vince Lombardi, the coach of the Green Bay Packers, Henry Ford of the Ford Motors Company, athletes in virtually every sport who go the extra mile because to be the best you just have to work harder, It's the old fashioned American work ethic. Who do you know that made it big because they saw any value in taking from any group to give to another. Redistribution? Who the hell ever thought of that.

The difference in the candidates we have today is, Romney and Ryan, who bring into play the American Spirit to get people back to work so they feel good about themselves, or the, Obama, Biden, guys who think if you make enough promises to people who believe they have the right to something someone else pays for is the way to success in the country you eventually have a Marxist country where everyone gets the same thing as anyone else, and if you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you real cheap.

Hey! It's your choice. But don't say you weren't warned when your country becomes one of the haves and have-nots, and the have-nots have the same thing—- Nothing.

 

      D.Kenneth Ross  

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