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The Budget Control Act of 2011
Is This the Best Deal That We Can Get?

-by Scott Rohter, August 2011

“Nothing is easier than spending the public’s money!  It does not appear to belong to anyone, and the temptation to spend it…is overwhelming!” -Calvin Coolidge, reprisal

“There is no dignity quite as impressive, nor independence quite so important as living within your means.”
–Calvin Coolidge

Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan are all saying that this is the best deal that we can possibly get on the proposed Debt Ceiling Increase.  Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, and Laura Ingraham, are all telling us that the TEA Party should just declare victory and go home!  They say that it’s a victory just to have delayed the inevitable raise in the Debt Ceiling long enough to have negotiated no new tax increases!  But I don’t accept that!  I don’t support any increase in the Debt Ceiling.  You don’t dig yourself out of a hole by removing the dirt out from under your feet!  (In other words, by digging the hole deeper).  You don’t get out from under a mountain of debt, by piling on more debt!  You shouldn’t pay your bills by borrowing more money and you shouldn’t pay your debts by incurring more debt!  The ones who really want us to raise the Federal Debt Ceiling the most, are the very same foreign governments, and international bankers who are loaning us the money in the first place, i.e. China, Japan, and England, who all want to control our country!  I thought that we had a Revolution to break away from the English crown!  The borrower is a slave to the lender!  It is almost treason to raise the Federal Debt Ceiling again!  We are 14.5 trillion dollars in debt already! The only thing an increase in the Debt Ceiling is going to do, is turn America into a slave nation! Foreign governments already control our country now! Imagine what it will soon be like when they own us lock, stock, and barrel!  Please read my story, A Debtor Nation is a Slave Nation- Is America Still the Land of the Free?

There are only about twenty-five or thirty solid conservative patriots left on Capitol Hill, who would not condone this sell-out of our National sovereignty, and support this ‘Fiscal Irresponsibility Bill,’ the Boehner Plan! But that’s just about all that are left up there in ‘the swamp on the hill.’  They include Senators Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, David Vitter, and believe it or not, Lindsey Graham from South Carolina!  On the House side they include Michele Bachmann, Steve King, Connie Mack, Louie Gohmert, Ron Paul, and Jason Chaffetz (who by the way still sleeps on a cot in his Congressional office, but I bet he sleeps well at least! He probably sleeps better than most of them!) In addition there were about sixteen other Congressional Patriots who were willing to stand up to this ‘Debt Ceiling Increase Juggernaut’, and vote no on the Boehner Bill the first time around.

No, it’s not time for the TEA Party to pack it in and go home, Mr. Krauthammer!  It’s time for us to realize how very few solid conservatives there really are in Washington D.C., and in the press!  It’s time for us to dig our heals in, re-double our efforts, and fight even harder!  Senator Rand Paul best explained what was actually going on with the 'bonehead Boehner', Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid Bill.  This is a House Bill with a Senate Bill number, SB 627.  Think about that for a minute!  Conservative Talk Radio host, Mark Levin noted, that President Obama never had an actual plan of his own to get the Federal Debt under control, but John Boehner actually handed him and Harry Reid the necessary legislative vehicle to get the Debt Ceiling increase passed! The details of the Boehner Bill were negotiated in private sessions, between John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid behind closed doors, the way that Washington usually works!  How is that for transparency?

Rand Paul said in an interview last week, that any proposed decreases in spending that are a part of the 'Boehner Plan', are not actual decreases in spending at all!  They are based upon what is commonly referred to as base line budgeting, which assumes annual increases in spending of about 7% per year.  Therefore the proposed spending decrease of about one trillion dollars over the next ten years, is actually just a slow-down, or a reduction in the annual rate of increase in spending every year!  It’s all just smoke and mirrors!  It is reminiscent of the Paul Ryan Budget Deficit Reduction Bill that was passed by the House a couple of months ago.  It started out at about 100 billion dollars in spending cuts.  Then it was reduced to about 60 billion dollars in cuts.  Then it was further reduced to about 37 billion dollars in cuts.  When it was all finally said and done, it only contained about 300 million dollars worth of spending cuts for the current fiscal year, which is not even a drop in the fiscal bucket!  It was all smoke and mirrors too! 

The bottom line on the Boehner Bill to raise the Federal Debt Ceiling, the so-called Budget Control Act of 2011 (SB 627), is that it cuts about a trillion dollars of increases in Government spending over the next ten years.  A trillion dollars over the next ten years is about 100 billion dollars of reductions a year, not in actual spending cuts, but rather in reductions in the rate of spending increases, every year!  In other words, it just slows the growth rate of spending down.  It doesn’t actually reduce spending at all!  Spending will still go up! It will just go up at a slower rate!

"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth."
- Scott Rohter

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