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The Decline and Fall of America

RodT Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:42 AM
The decline of our once great Nation started when judges decided they understood that the Constitution was not adequate for modern times. Once it was accepted that judges could change the meaning of the words in the Constitution, we were on the road to decay. Activist judges have an agenda, and it has nothing to do with the good of the masses. We now have a Federal govt that is spending twice it’s revenues, so is raising taxes to hope to increase revenues to cover their excessive spending. They know their isn’t enough income to began to cover their spending, but at least it gives the politicians something to brag about, for a few day, until the truth appears once again.
RodT Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:44 AM
Our politicians are lying to themself as well as to the citizens.
Now every Federal agency is in debt, agencies like the FHA, that operated for the good of the citizens for decades, right up until the Congress decided they too, had to make loans that were no good, in the name of fairness and diversity. Now they too are billions in debt.
The Post Office billions in debt, but giving our pay raises for their great work.

The problem is that the govt have no responsibility. They see the tax payer as bottomless check book, so spending more then they have isn’t a problem, since the tax payer can make up the loss after the next tax raise. (Get those evil rich!)
After all, it worked so well with GM to the cheers of the UAW.

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. There’s another way of interpreting this image, however; the hands appeared not only pathetic and a bit contemptible, but also aged and withered, as though belonging to an old man. In which case,...