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Archive for 27 April 2012
However, the distraction from serious issues is just one more tactic of the administration and media to, hopefully, get our minds on the small stuff, and ignore the BIG stuff. Sorry guys…it ain’t working! We still know Obama is the WORST PRESIDENT EVAH!
We still know, thanks to his socialist policies, the economy sucks. We still know that jobs are at a premium, and the actual unemployment rate is a whole lot higher than what y’all keep spouting. How ’bout counting those folks who have just given up? The real number is closer to 15% than 8. *cocking eyebrow* See, we aren’t all as stupid as you’d like to believe! And the list goes on! We ARE paying attention, so y’all just go on about your business, believing we buy into your crap.
Come November, y’all might be REAL surprised to find out…. WE, The People ain’t buyin’ your snake oil!
This is probably the best way to describe the current situation I’ve ever seen. So simple!
I have never heard this said as simply or as well. Class war at its best.
The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
And, the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.
And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now… the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So… the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason?
The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that in 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.
ELECTION 2012 IS COMING
Via Lori on FB.
Not because the students are getting smarter….they aren’t! Actually, I could give quite a few examples of quite the opposite. (Think Jay Walkers on Leno, when he asks COLLEGE students the simplest questions!) No, the reason they call it ‘higher education’ is because the COST keeps getting higher and higher!
Washington Needs A Lesson on Student Loans
You know a politician is looking for applause when he speaks in front of a crowd of college students and says he’s there to help them pay back their student loans. After all, who doesn’t like the prospect of free money? But as the saying (sort of) goes, beware of politicians bearing gifts. That’s especially true this week as President Barack Obama travels the country warning students that their student loan interest rates are set to double and that he has the answer to all their problems.
Guess what? He doesn’t. But if there’s one thing the president has managed to accomplish, it’s in turning this issue into a political football. And now the House of Representatives is joining the game.
This all began back in 2007 when Democrats pushed for a five-year student loan interest rate reduction to 3.4 percent as a temporary subsidy in order to help make the loans more affordable. Now that “temporary” subsidy is set to expire, meaning that rates will return to their original 6.8 percent levels. In the midst of all this, the House is expected to vote today on a measure that would keep interest rates where they are — costing taxpayers $5.9 billion for a one-year extension. And under the proposal, the extension would be paid for by taking funds from Obamacare’s Prevention and Public Health Fund. Obamacare, instead, should be repealed outright — not used as a “slush fund” to pay for other programs.