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Obama Is Not King

Fred1666 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:31 AM
16 trillion in debt. Isn't it already too late? Maybe politicians believe it is and they are content to spend us into oblivion.
poorgrandchildren.com2 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:41 AM
The correct term is 16 trillion that we are forcing our descendants to "invest" in our government Ponzi schemes. They all implode, and the majority says that later is better than sooner.
KPar Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:45 AM
If you include the "unfunded liabilities" like federal pensions, etc. that are "off book", the public debt swells to- get this- OVER 100 TRILLION!
Watching President Obama's inaugural, I was confused. It looked like a new king was being crowned. Thousands cheered, like subjects worshipping nobility. At a time when America faces unsustainable debt and terrible economic troubles, why such pomp?

Maybe it's because so many people tell themselves presidents can solve any problem, like fairy-tale kings -- or gods.

Before America's first inauguration, John Adams suggested George Washington be called "His Most Benign Highness." Fortunately, Congress insisted on the more modest title, "President."

At his inaugural, President Obama himself said, "The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the...