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Time to Stop the Debt Charade

Anthony305 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 10:40 AM
What is being called a "fiscal cliff" is a negligible part of a much larger problem, really just an opportunity to demogogue the "evil rich" and blame Republicans for coming disasters. The only remedy for the problem (which the major players don't even mention) is to reduce government until it can function on incoming revenue and then reduce it some more, so that there is a surplus to put toward retiring the debt. No one in Washington is interested in this because it would destroy their ability to bribe, threaten, manipulate, reward their supporters and punish their enemies; the legal preferences, regulations, taxes, handouts, subsidies, etc., that we can't afford, are the power base of the politicians who control the federal government.
JOE1CR Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:05 PM
The house of representives control the purse strings. The Speaker of the house needs to use his power to rein in the President and the Courts who are guilty of exceeding their authority, it is up to the Congress to place a check on their unconstitutional activity by a number of options including the following:
1•Not funding the issue
2•Setting an exception for the courts, and/or ignoring a ruling
3•Closing or reducing the size of a particular district court thereby removing the offending judge or judges**
4•Impeachment and removal from office

If we have representatives who fail to exercise their control over usurpation of unconstitutional powers perpetrated by the other two branches of government - powers delegated to Congress - “We the P
JOE1CR Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:06 PM
“We the People” should educate them, and if that fails - replace these legislators.

Sadly Congress is allowing the separation of powers, and checks and balances to fade into oblivion, and the judges in some cases are acting, “with all the violence of an oppressor," and are setting public policy.

It is time “We the people” stand up and demand that all three branches of our federal government remain within the confines of their Constitutional authority and re-institute the checks and balances required to preserve our God given rights and liberties.
When Congress oversteps its authority, or fails in its responsibilities, it is up to the people to correct the error by replacing those responsible.
James92 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 4:48 PM
Joe, I like your thinking. One major problem though is that to do some of the things you mention would also require the Senate to approve them. That's a problem at this time isn't it? Sadly some of your proposals would also reqire the signature of the President or a majority in the House and Senate to overide the expected veto. It doesn't look good to me!

The crisis du jour in Washington now dominating the news, the so-called “fiscal cliff”, is but the latest in seemingly endless political crises that we shouldn’t be having.

We get two different kinds of problems in life. The real ones – the struggle to work and improve the quality of our lives – and the ones we bring on ourselves through poor behavior.

The more time we must deal with the latter type, the less time and energy we have to deal with life’s real problems and challenges.

The political crises which emanate from Washington are invariably problems...

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