Skip to main content

We, The Dummies


The Republican Party is almost out of business and they deserve to be gone.  Something happened to the Grand Old Party that turned them into dust. They slowly became corrupt (like the Democrats) decided; "you can forever spend more than you have". They swallowed idiot pills and our entire Federal Government went wacky.  Now days the tendency is to blame President Obama for all of the ills we are facing. That's not fair or even close. He may contributed a little to the problems, but there have been many others before Mr. Obama. Where to start?

Not Long After 1776: Who first decided that we could borrow from future tax collections to finance the problems of the day.  No one seems tot know, but if the Revolutionary War was financed with money from the public treasury, that may have been the beginning. Regardless, certainly by WWI the practice was normal and approved. It had become the normal way to finance spending money we didn't have but expected sometime in the future. By WWII our industrial revolution was well under way and the demand for public (taxed) money increased astronomically. 

The Two World Wars : Thousands became millions, millions became billions, and now 250 years later, deficit borrowing has become the tool of politicians to fund anything at all. This would be fine if someone stood up and said "whoa". But they don't!  Americans should insist on spending no more until most of the debt is paid off. It seem obvious that we need a solid plan to retire the balance. Our nation now has about  $20,000,000,000,000 in debt. This is well more than we, plus our children, plus our grandchildren, plus their children - can pay without disrupting the lives completely and  this debt is destroying America as we know it. 

No Silver-No Gold-No Standard.  Historic attempts to address the problem usually involve devaluing our currency. This is not the way to go, however during  President Nixon's administration it was decided to do so. They simply separated our money from the silver standard. That action freed the federal government from the silver anchor of our worthless script,  we then said that even with no backing or support, our dollars were worth a dollar of goods in trade. Actually, we lied. The separation from a world valued standard (silver) did indeed devalue our money.

A Nation In Trouble. Today America has reached a fork in the road and must decide how and when to reduce the federal debt. In political terms we are (supposedly) represented by two political organizations; The Republican Party and The Democratic Party. There are many splinter groups as well. The Republican Party seems to have spawned the Conservative Party,  and the Democrats have spawned the Ultra Liberal Left. Now we have essentially four factions that apparently are not effectively representing our citizens. 


The Worst Candidates Lead In The Polls. A 
Presidential election coming up and it's been a long time since we've had such a poor selection of Democratic candidates. 

       
      1. Hillary Clinton who is a proven liar, and cheat, and considered an unethical person, is the 
         leading Democratic candidate and her opponent, Bernie Sanders, who is 76 years old and has
         admits the is a far left Socialist. Both of these candidates favor large governments, political
         controls, and greatly enhanced welfare systems.
     
      2.  The Republicans still have four candidates.  
  • Donald Trump who almost everyone agrees is not qualified to be President is currently ahead in the primary vote count.
  • Senator Ted Cruz who seems well qualified but follows a strict conservative agenda rather than the Republican "establishment agenda.
In my opinion none of these candidates should be selected. 

UNDECIDED! 


dw

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Intellectual / Incompetent / Liberal

We all know that there are serious problems with ou American political system. The federal government and national media have been telling us that we continue to lead the world in just about everything. Unfortunately, we do not. Measuring our status against other nations is difficult as it entails comparison of different attributes and characteristics. Comparisons are, at best, crude.  Surely, if we look, it's clear that America is no longer dominant among the world's communities. 


For decades following the 1929 economic depression, America has enriched foreign industries at the expense of our own. We have subsidized foreign military powers while allowing the depletion of our own. We've defended other nations borders while, at the same time, not defended our own. We've spent trillions of dollars to subsidize unworthy governments, and let our own infrastructure to fall into disrepair. 

The use of our economic power as a diplomatic tool may have been the correct thing to d…

Cruel and Thoughtless . . .

A disheartening situation has hit our family. A cousin, one that we don't know very well, has reached 93 years of age. Most of the Chapman family made it to the mid 80's, but Mary Lou Chapman has managed a few years more. And, she's not gone yet. Mary was unmarried her entire life. She grew up in a good home, was well educated, has always hd a good job, and has enjoyed pretty good health - until just a few years ago. While she is still very much alive, I sometimes speak in the past tense as if she had already died. Mary is either confused or in her own little world now. She began losing some of her sparkle a few years ago. At first it was mild memory loss, and then mild hearing loss, and then drifting in her speech as she lost track of what she wanted to say. Her Doctor said it was a mild dementia coming on with old age, and nothing to worry about yet. A few month's passed by before she began to have problems driving herself to the market and appointments and so forth,…

Mark Turner - Another Look

MARK TURNER.  I'm an interested ex-corporate exec., now retired, and have little to contribute to this. Perhaps you can help? At first I thought Mark's story was so complicated it couldn't be true. I discovered later that  Mark's business may indeed have  generated as much money as he said it did. His story is long and complicated, but regardless of his guilt or innocence, there is definitely  something wrong with the legal process he encountered. Maggie Thornton says his business dealings were honest. I'm not thoroughly convinced, but she may be right.  There is no question that he was improperly sentenced in one court, and deserves an appeal process in another. 


I have received several comments from a blogger named "Anonymous". He (or she) has chosen to remain unknown but clearly has an inside track to information about Mark's problems. I have removed my original speculations from this blog and regret there were so many errors. Sorry folks, my fault…