Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Obamas Budg err next campaign speech PT 1.

Yes yes, 'tis time, 'tis time. To start repeating myself again. *shrug* I can't help it if my response sounds like a broken record. Talk to President Obama. The man who can't help repeating himself because that's ALL he knows how to do. I'd have to check but I'd bet that Obama has given more televised speeches in the last 2 years than GW Bush gave in the entirety of his EIGHT years in office. Obama never left the campaign trail. Obviously my responses are going to be in Italics. I'd do it in Bold but since the next section of the speech I posted is all in bold...*shrug* Now on to the "I'm your Liar In Chief" show.The gift that unfortunately keeps giving.

Good afternoon. It’s great to be back at GW. I want you to know that one of the reasons I kept the government open was so I could be here today with all of you. I wanted to make sure you had one more excuse to skip class. You’re welcome.

riiiight that was real funny. stop trying to write your own jokes you SUCK at it.

Of course, what we’ve been debating here in Washington for the last few weeks will affect your lives in ways that are potentially profound. This debate over budgets and deficits is about more than just numbers on a page, more than just cutting and spending. It’s about the kind of future we want. It’s about the kind of country we believe in. And that’s what I want to talk about today.

WRONG boyo! It's about EXACTLY that! Its about the fact that since you came into office you've spent/borrowed HALF the total of the National Debt that was already accrued. It's about ...ach..never mind you'd never listen anyway Barry old boy.

From our first days as a nation, we have put our faith in free markets and free enterprise as the engine of America’s wealth and prosperity. More than citizens of any other country, we are rugged individualists, a self-reliant people with a healthy skepticism of too much government.

No Shit? Really? You're just noticing this NOW? Oh're too stupid to think for yourself. This is your speech writer trying to make you look intelligent and knowledgeable about history. I'd fire his ass if I were you..he's not making you look good.

But there has always been another thread running throughout our history – a belief that we are all connected; and that there are some things we can only do together, as a nation. We believe, in the words of our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, that through government, we should do together what we cannot do as well for ourselves. And so we’ve built a strong military to keep us secure, and public schools and universities to educate our citizens. We’ve laid down railroads and highways to facilitate travel and commerce. We’ve supported the work of scientists and researchers whose discoveries have saved lives, unleashed repeated technological revolutions, and led to countless new jobs and entire industries. Each of us has benefitted from these investments, and we are a more prosperous country as a result.

Almost all of this before politicians of your ilk came along Barry old boy. oh and by the way here's another quote from one of our founding fathers. :

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny" Thomas Jefferson

Part of this American belief that we are all connected also expresses itself in a conviction that each one of us deserves some basic measure of security. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, hard times or bad luck, a crippling illness or a layoff, may strike any one of us. “There but for the grace of God go I,” we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities. We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.

Sigh so what your saying is that everyone is equal and equally deserving..even if they're not. Wrong again Barry old boy. What the founders believed in and sought to instill in us is equality of opportunity.NOT opportunity of RESULT. Yes we don't mind helping each other but like anything else..we reach for those who are down, We seek to help them yes..but only if they're willing to try and help themselves. otherwise it's a waste of time and money. Which apparently your supposed college education was.

For much of the last century, our nation found a way to afford these investments and priorities with the taxes paid by its citizens. As a country that values fairness, wealthier individuals have traditionally born a greater share of this burden than the middle class or those less fortunate. This is not because we begrudge those who’ve done well – we rightly celebrate their success. Rather, it is a basic reflection of our belief that those who have benefitted most from our way of life can afford to give a bit more back. Moreover, this belief has not hindered the success of those at the top of the income scale, who continue to do better and better with each passing year.

Wrong..those investments that you speak of especially Social Security..were only supposed to be TEMPORARY programs to help war widows and orphans. It was never seen as a permanent program to produce a class of people whose sole purpose in life was to suck at the government teat. Medicare and Medicaid were absolute abortions that never should have come to fruition.

Now, at certain times – particularly during periods of war or recession – our nation has had to borrow money to pay for some of our priorities. And as most families understand, a little credit card debt isn’t going to hurt if it’s temporary.

Really? no shit? your speech writer really has a firm grasp of the obvious.

But as far back as the 1980s, America started amassing debt at more alarming levels, and our leaders began to realize that a larger challenge was on the horizon. They knew that eventually, the Baby Boom generation would retire, which meant a much bigger portion of our citizens would be relying on programs like Medicare, Social Security, and possibly Medicaid. Like parents with young children who know they have to start saving for the college years, America had to start borrowing less and saving more to prepare for the retirement of an entire generation.

Yes we did start amassing more debt. Whose fault is that? Well..everyones but primarily the governments. it was about then that the government told banks to start lending money to people at ursurious rates who were NEVER going to able to pay back the loans; and who never should have been given those loans in the first place. then of course in the 90's the government stuck it's nose into the housing market and we all saw how well THAT worked out recently. So instead of ENCOURAGING people to "Save Save Save" the government encouraged people to "Spend Spend Spend" in a spate of unfettered financial stupidity. See if people are SAVING it's less money the goddamn government can get it's sticky fingers on through Federal Taxes and various fees. If the baby boom generation had been encouraged to be frugal instead of [like our current government] spending money like sailors in a whorehouse...the baby boomers wouldn't NEED social security. They could survive quite handily on their savings. The same is true of the following generations...if we'd been encouraged and told "sure splurge every once in while but by and large it's a good idea to be frugal and not amass too much debt.." then none of those programs you harp on would be necessary. So fuck off and die Barry old boy..I ain't buying.

To meet this challenge, our leaders came together three times during the 1990s to reduce our nation’s deficit. They forged historic agreements that required tough decisions made by the first President Bush and President Clinton; by Democratic Congresses and a Republican Congress. All three agreements asked for shared responsibility and shared sacrifice, but they largely protected the middle class, our commitments to seniors, and key investments in our future.

Minor nitpick..the only reason Clinton came to his senses was because he got saddled with a contrary republican congress who told him "sorry the spending stops here" otherwise..we'd have been in the boat in the 90's that we're in NOW.

As a result of these bipartisan efforts, America’s finances were in great shape by the year 2000. We went from deficit to surplus. America was actually on track to becoming completely debt-free, and we were prepared for the retirement of the Baby Boomers.

Great shape? Really?

But after Democrats and Republicans committed to fiscal discipline during the 1990s, we lost our way in the decade that followed. We increased spending dramatically for two wars and an expensive prescription drug program – but we didn’t pay for any of this new spending. Instead, we made the problem worse with trillions of dollars in unpaid-for tax cuts – tax cuts that went to every millionaire and billionaire in the country; tax cuts that will force us to borrow an average of $500 billion every year over the next decade.

A. the wars were necessary and YOU, you hypocritical assbag have just involved us in another countries Civil War. B. cuts are by definition money that the government doesn't get it's paws on...therefore it's not anything that has to be PAID's just less money the government has to spend.Which MEANS that your supposed to SPEND LESS!

One vision has been championed by Republicans in the House of Representatives and embraced by several of their party’s presidential candidates. It’s a plan that aims to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion over the next ten years, and one that addresses the challenge of Medicare and Medicaid in the years after that.

Those are both worthy goals for us to achieve. But the way this plan achieves those goals would lead to a fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known throughout most of our history. mean...they want you to stop SPENDING money? GASP Be still my heart. BTW it's no different than what we've done in the past..stop lying. I know that's hard for you but TRY.

A 70% cut to clean energy. A 25% cut in education. A 30% cut in transportation. Cuts in college Pell Grants that will grow to more than $1,000 per year. That’s what they’re proposing. These aren’t the kind of cuts you make when you’re trying to get rid of some waste or find extra savings in the budget. These aren’t the kind of cuts that Republicans and Democrats on the Fiscal Commission proposed. These are the kind of cuts that tell us we can’t afford the America we believe in. And they paint a vision of our future that’s deeply pessimistic.

Yes because Clean Energy is sooo viable. Not. Tell the truth Obama. Clean energy isn't all that and a bag of chips. Wind..yippee..yep the wind ALWAYS blows...not. Also lets talk about the little factoid that as a general rule at anything over 45-50MPH the turbine has to cut out power generation and retract/fold the blades because at anything over those windspeeds you risk the blades wobbling, ripping off and tearing apart their towers[or if it's a wind FARM*snort* it's surrounding turbine brothers and sisters.] Thereby destroying a costly investment that will only generate.. about 10-30% of the energy that the wind actually provides and puts out. [don't believe me? Go Look it up people and educate yourself!]
Now lets talk about solar shall we? I forget which Senator it was, but it was either Feinstein or Boxer who when they found out just HOW much of Death Valley would have to be covered in solar panels put the kibosh on any expansion of solar panel farms out in the Death Valley desert/national park. Solar energy is expensive. Hell a good home system set up to get you more off the grid will cost you as much as a brand new car..$30k or more. Now you can put panels up on your roof..but keep something in have to get up on that roof and clean those panels EVERY DAY for maximum efficiency and energy generation. Something you'll not hear bandied about because the people who sell those set ups WANT to make money. ooooops didn't know that one did you. Also green energy KILLS more jobs than it generates making it, as far as I'm concerned, a net loss.

We need cuts in education..because at this point we're pouring good money into the rat hole that is the crumbling education system. There has been massive firing of teachers all over the place lately. The problem isn't the teachers..okay it's not ONLY the teachers. It's the education bureaucracy...the adminstrators, the principals. Principals like THIS fucking moron..:

This is the kind of bureaucratic, "Its my lot in life to micromanage yours" liberal progressive mentality that most of our administrators and principals have. Not really shocking considering how many of the same type of people inhabit our Colleges as professors and administrators.

A cut in Transportation? Well YEAH you SAID "Everything is on the table" So WHAT the fuck are you whining for now? Jesus!

It’s a vision that says if our roads crumble and our bridges collapse, we can’t afford to fix them. If there are bright young Americans who have the drive and the will but not the money to go to college, we can’t afford to send them. Go to China and you’ll see businesses opening research labs and solar facilities. South Korean children are outpacing our kids in math and science. Brazil is investing billions in new infrastructure and can run half their cars not on high-priced gasoline, but biofuels. And yet, we are presented with a vision that says the United States of America – the greatest nation on Earth – can’t afford any of this.

Again...not if you and the rest of the government don't stop spending like sailors on leave in a whorehouse.

It’s a vision that says America can’t afford to keep the promise we’ve made to care for our seniors. It says that ten years from now, if you’re a 65 year old who’s eligible for Medicare, you should have to pay nearly $6,400 more than you would today. It says instead of guaranteed health care, you will get a voucher. And if that voucher isn’t worth enough to buy insurance, tough luck – you’re on your own. Put simply, it ends Medicare as we know it.

Again Barry old boy it's the fault of those with a liberal mindset who forced and sold this bill of goods, this emotional pile of the american people. And why SHOULDN'T the elderly have to pay for goods and services just because their old? If they were frugal with their money they can afford it. And before you accuse me of being mean..My parents are still alive you dumbasses. this is gonna hit them just as hard as anyone else. Since through circumstances they couldn't control.. they've had their savings wiped out REPEATEDLY. And now are well and truly fucked.

That is all for now. shall be continued in part 2.

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