Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ruminations about cutting the deficit

The way I see it, the founding fathers established the Constitution in order to form a more perfect union dedicated not only to providing for the common defense, but equally to promote general welfare, insure domestic tranquility,  and secure the blessings of liberty to all of us.  Right in the Preamble to the Constitution are 2 words that Tea Partiers and Neo-Cons* hate, unions and welfare! 

Our government was established to serve the People, not for profit.  Yet, our members of Congress are currently planning to reduce the budget deficit by cutting services to the people and protecting corporate profits, which is not only unconstitutional, but also unethical. 

As I see it, the Neo-Cons and Tea Partiers plan to bankrupt the US Government thereby subverting the Constitution, and then exploit the natural and human resources of America without limits until they are depleted.  As I see it, nearly every member of Congress on both sides of the aisle is conspiring in this plan.  If not, why else do they continue to approve deficit war spending, as they did just a few weeks ago?

Our founding fathers never planned on having standing armies.  The Neo-cons have been planning to take over the world using the military might of the USA ever since they posted that plan a decade ago on the website of the Project for a New American Century.  So now, the USA is funding 3 foreign wars and at least one domestic war (war on drugs), massive bases all over the world, a security network that sucks $Billions every week from secret budgets, all funded by debt. 

Until NAFTA and CAFTA, half of the US Government revenues came from import tariffs.  Having eliminated half of government revenues with "free trade," and thwarted financial regulations with Neo-Liberal** economic policies, and now the Neo-Cons are further shrinking revenues by reducing taxes for the rich, they want to cut the most successful government programs in history, Social Security & Medicare, and increase the debt ceiling to borrow more money to fund the endless profitable wars. 

Our government is mandated to serve the people, not bankrupt our economy enriching corporate war profiteers. 

If you believe in Peace, and want Peace in your life, in your community, in your country, and in the world, then it is time to call your members of Congress and tell them to reduce the deficit by ending war.  Three phone calls won't do much; so then you have to vote with your feet by showing up in massive numbers at demonstrations. 

A journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step.  Ancient Chinese Proverb

 * "Neo-Con" is supposedly short for Neo-Conservative.  But I see it for what it is, the New Con.  I'm going to coin a new word, "CONDAR," the ability to detect a con job.  My condar is very sensitive to con men. 

** "Neo-liberal" is Orwellian Double-Speak for the freedom to consolidate ownership of the means of production into the fewest hands by busting unions, cutting benefits, and transferring public services into private hands for profit off the People's dime.  Founding father was Milton Friedman.  Historical first success of Neo-Liberal Economics was Chile under Pinochet. 

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