There are Very Misinformed People, Very Foolish People, Very Dumb People and Very Stupid People…..but the ramblings of Gene Lyons in Salon.com put all of the above folks to shame.
Get a gander at what clinically insane reads like!
How to sabotage a recovery, The GOP desperately wants Obama to repeat FDR’s notorious mistake of 1937
“Having recently praised President Barack Obama’s skills as a political counterpuncher, it’s worth noting that in politics, as in boxing, it’s risky to let your opponent take the initiative.
Many thought Bernard Hopkins clearly outpointed Little Rock’s Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor in their first middleweight title fight in 2005, but the aggressive young challenger got the decision. See, there’s politics in prizefighting. Until Taylor subsequently exhibited a glass chin, he was that sport’s next big thing.
Regarding the economy, Obama has let his opponents set the terms of debate, resulting in widespread public confusion. Consider, for example, the following two paragraphs from a recent Newsweek/Daily Beast article called “America the Angry”:
“By almost 4-to-1, Americans say our economy is not delivering the jobs we need, 81 percent to 12 percent.
“And Obama isn’t helping. Fifty percent of respondents think the president has no real plan to balance the budget; 40 percent say he does.”
Balance the budget during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Should Obama repeat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s bad mistake of 1937, when “budget hawks” prevailed, very nearly stifling the New Deal?”
Please, someone get Mr. Lyons to a competent psychotherapist and quick because this guy is not living in the Real World with the rest of us!
Earth to Gene Lyons: Even if the Republicans could get the cuts they want next year, the next 5 years and the next ten years the US Government would still add TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS of debt on top of this….
…..which even makes the Republican budget plans as irresponsible as the Democrats! Both political parties are BIG spenders and there are only a handful of Washington politicians that have the Guts and the Courage to tell the TRUTH! (More on the TRUTH in a moment)
All of Washington DC is out of touch with the Real World and anyone in the media that is stupid enough to take one side or another, to cheer for Democrat or Republican or for the Idiots or the Buffoons is only consigning the American Republic to certain destruction and it will be destroyed by a Government that is out-of-control while at the very same time it is owned by powerful self-interests that could care less about anything but very narrow interest which is how much of the American People’s hard-earned money can I get into my pockets.
Balanced Budget? Is there really anyone on Planet Earth that thinks the United States of America will ever again see a Balanced Budget?
Well, maybe an Idiot might conceive of such a thing, but for anyone on Planet Earth to claim that the US Government is not spending gobs of money right now when it is running monthly deficits of over $100 Billion Dollars….yes, that’s right the US Government is now running monthly deficits of over $100 Billion Dollars and is on track to rack up a Federal Deficit in the current fiscal year of over $1.7 TRILLION DOLLARS has lost all touch with reality and needs not one psychotherapist, but an entire team of highly qualified people that have the ability to write prescriptions for lots of drugs!
The US Government has been running Massive Budget Deficits going on a DECADE now with the Federal Reserve encouraging and even championing all of this debt creation while they were running what will go down as the most irresponsible act against a nation and its people in the history of Western Civilization.
Look at the debt that was run up in the last DECADE under a Republican President!
Oh, that’s right, George W. Bush wasn’t so much a Republican as he was a member of the lucky-sperm club which once he got into the White House using his Daddy’s name he then allowed the Congress (under both Democratic and Republican leadership) to run up Massive Amounts of Debt and now Georgie is back down in Texas talking up his “Freedom” agenda while he and the entire generation of Bushes that followed George H. W. are collectively the biggest group of Cowards that ever came down the pike…..if they weren’t Cowards the Bushes would be signing up right and left to fight in the “War on Terror,” but no one should hold their breath of that happening anytime soon because you see…the Bushes are “special.”
(There was another son of a U.S. President that wasn’t a coward in American history and that was Theodore Roosevelt Jr. who fought in both World War I and II and was among the first forces that landed at Normandy on D-Day just over 67 years ago.
Check this out about a Real American Hero, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and his actions on D-Day and the citation for the Medal of Honor that he received:
“Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.: As best I can figure it, we’re on the wrong beach. The control boat must have been confused by the smoke from the naval bombardment. They landed us about a mile and a quarter south of where we were supposed to land. We should be up there.
Col. Caffey: I agree with you, but what are we gonna do now? Our reinforcements and heavy equipment will be approaching in a very few minutes. What happens if they land at the right beach?
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.: The reinforcements will have to follow us wherever we are. We’re starting the war from right here. Head inland. We’re going inland.”
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (Son of President Teddy Roosevelt), D-Day June 6, 1944, upon landing on the wrong beach at Normandy
Medal of Honor citation for Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
“For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, in France. After 2 verbal requests to accompany the leading assault elements in the Normandy invasion had been denied, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt’s written request for this mission was approved and he landed with the first wave of the forces assaulting the enemy-held beaches. He repeatedly led groups from the beach, over the seawall and established them inland. His valor, courage, and presence in the very front of the attack and his complete unconcern at being under heavy fire inspired the troops to heights of enthusiasm and self-sacrifice. Although the enemy had the beach under constant direct fire, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt moved from one locality to another, rallying men around him, directed and personally led them against the enemy. Under his seasoned, precise, calm, and unfaltering leadership, assault troops reduced beach strong points and rapidly moved inland with minimum casualties. He thus contributed substantially to the successful establishment of the beachhead in France.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., are one of only two sets of fathers and sons to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. The other set is Arthur and Douglas MacArthur.”)
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. acted on D-Day and during his life how a Real American Man should act while George W. Bush was hiding out on the Texas Air National Guard like a coward during the Vietnam War and then when he got into the Presidency he stuck it to the American People and left the nation with huge bills, Bogus wars and lots of debt…with lots of help of course from the Congress and Federal Reserve which combining all three together were collectively in the 2000s the most irresponsible “leaders” in American History
Getting back to Gene Lyons and his psychosis that there is ANYONE in Washington DC that is going to doing any significant budget cutting of government programs Gene can rest easy knowing that the Morons that are now in leadership positions in the United States of America will not do anything until there is an economic “event” that bring OUR country to its knees and then and only then will these Idiots get serious about actually doing the jobs that the American People send them to Washington DC to do.
Why will OUR “Elected Leaders” get serious when an economic “event” bring OUR country to its knees?
Oh, that’s a very easy question to answer: Because the American People will rightly hold current and past “Elected Leaders” responsible for their actions and will be clamoring for Federal Grand Juries made up of the American People to find out just who was responsible for what happened, who got paid what to do all that goes on into the train wreck that is Washington DC these days and just who exactly the American People need to hold accountable and send to prison for their actions.
Yes, if you are taking lots of money from bankers and then going to floor of the US Senate to do their bidding that would be rightly labeled as a bribe and the same goes for others that do the bidding of unions, trial lawyers, corporations and the thousands of other people, companies, organizations, etc., that spend Millions of Dollars buying off our politicians so they can get Billions of Dollars in return!
What a system!
Invest $10 Million Dollars into OUR “Elected Leaders” in the US Congress and get $10 Billion Dollars back!
Hey, would it be possible for average Americans to get into this game?
Could we give $100 Dollars to a Congressman or Senator and get $1,000 Dollars back? How does an average Joe get in on this game? Oh, $100 Bucks will only get a form letter back but $1 Million Dollars will be multiplied back to the person by a factor of 10? Yes, that makes sense…in a Banana Republic!
Letting the American People in on the “game” would seem to only be fair since people, companies, organizations, etc. do it EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!
Let’s just be very clear here so even Gene Lyons can understand even if he is already under heavy medication:
The United States of America has been living beyond its means for over a DECADE now and we have to pay the piper….sorry, pay the Chinese and the other countries that have bought up over $4 Trillion Dollars of OUR National Debt.
If “stimulus” and Government spending would solve ALL of America’s problems as the Paul “Let’s transfer $1 million dollars into the bank account of every American!” Krugmans of the world actually worked then you Gene Lyons, we here at Mad As Hell And…, and even Paul Krugman would now be sitting in a Paradise because the last decade has been nothing but STIMULUS!
Wake-Up and look around please: There are some of us that are doing very well, but there are tens of Millions of Americans that live paycheck-to-paycheck and there are very few places for non-college educated Americans to turn to get good paying jobs and that is because it was OUR own Government and dirty, deceitful and downright evil U.S. companies that moved American jobs overseas to make products using borderline slave and sometimes child labor to sell products back to Americans!
What we need in America right now is very simple:
1. A U.S. Government that lives within its means which in the upcoming fiscal year would mean spending at least $500 Billion Dollars less than what President Obama and the Democrats want to spend (that would still leave the U.S. with a deficit in fiscal year 2012 of over $1 Trillion Dollars after spending over $3 Trillion Dollars!)
2. A U.S. Government that is not at war with business. Why would people that claim to want to create jobs in America be waging a war on business in America? That just make NO sense! Oh, they are giving subsidies to companies that have union employees and waging war against companies that are not unionized? Yes, that seems to be official U.S. policy which means there are actually people serving in office in Washington DC that think members of unions are better than Americans that are not members of a union. That is outrageous and so Very Stupid!
3. A U.S. Government that has a sane Tax Policy. The U.S. Government’s tax policy is INSANE and is easily the biggest killer of jobs just ahead of regulations that are pouring out of the Obama Administration in record numbers.
4. A U.S. Government that supports Freedom in America just as it does in the Middle East. Not only is business under attack but the American People are as well and it is time to end all of the nonsense that goes on in public and behind the scenes of the U.S. Government getting into the private lives of the American People (If there is another Depression some of the things that have been going on because of what is in the Patriot Act are going to come out in a courtroom and Katy Bar the Door on people that promoted things that violated U.S. law and the U.S. Constitution….in both political parties!)
5. A Federal Reserve that does something besides print up money which has been the Official and ONLY policy of the Fed going on 15 years now. The most amazing thing about the Federal Reserve isn’t that members of the Fed keep going out into public and making very Stupid statements, but that there is anyone on Planet Earth that actually listens to and believes any of the Absolute Nonsense that comes out of their mouths! The Federal Reserve was one of the MAIN causes of the last financial crisis and if there is another financial crisis in the coming years ALL of the recent money printing on top of outrageous monetary policy of the Fed in the 2000s is going to come under very serious review….in a court of law. No, the Federal Reserve is not above the law and cannot do whatever the Hell it wants.
Here’s a thought for the Federal Reserve: Don’t do anymore damage to the American Economy! Stand for a stable US Dollar and make the Wall Street Bastards go back to doing what they are supposed to be doing….being bankers…instead of operating an unregulated Las Vegas-style casino that has nothing to do with creating Real Jobs in America or banking for that matter. Bankers do not make Million or even Billion Dollar BETS in the commodity markets but across Wall Street right now there are “bankers” that should be doing REAL BANKING that sit in front of their computers all day and play gambling games hoping to trick some other fool out of his money. That is NOT banking! That is gambling and it is most certainly not investing and thus it should be regulated as gambling and the gamblers access to the printing presses of the American People’s currency should be cut off…and it will be cut-off in the coming years.
Lastly, one of the things that is needed most in America right now is…
Some politician in the next few years is going to go down in history as one of America’s Greatest Presidents and that politician will be the person that actually Tells the TRUTH to the American People and says in a very forthright and direct way that America can no longer go on spending money that we do not have, will never have and will never be able to pay back.
The Republican Party is always talking more tax cuts and the Democrats are always talking more government spending and nothing gets done in Washington DC which tell us that if you added up the collective Real World IQs of the President and the Congress right now you wouldn’t have a number that would equal room temperature of an igloo in Alaska, because the Bullshit that the cocktail party crowd and OUR “Elected Leaders” think is important…
President Elections over a year away from an election, the pictures of a Moron Congressman from New York, which political party had a leg-up on the other because of some witty thing someone said or did
…are things the American People COULD CARE LESS ABOUT and we hope that in this digital age that these folks in Washington DC know that everything they do in public is going down in history as it happens and one day historians will look back at this time and wonder who the Hell raised these folks could it could not have possibly been Human Beings!
America needs someone to Tell the TRUTH and the TRUTH is everywhere if any “Elected Leader” is only willing to look just as it was on the front page of USA Today this week:
U.S. funding for future promises lags by TRILLIONS
Government’s mount of DEBT
The above stories are the TRUTH not the Absolute Nonsense that is coming out Washington DC these days where Morons, Fools and Buffoons fight each other in order to gain an advantage for the next election while the American Republic and its People look into the future and see not only danger….but ruin as well.
So far in American History during periods of trouble a courageous leader or leaders have shown up on the scene to lead the Republic out of danger:
The American Revolution – George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson
The National Bank and Nullification Crisis – Andrew Jackson
The lead-up to and the Civil War – Abraham Lincoln
The Trusts war on the country and the American People – Theodore Roosevelt
The Great Depression and World War II – Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman
The Beginning of the Cold War and transition from a War Time economy – Dwight E. Eisenhower
The 1970s Disastrous Economy and the Decline of America – Ronald Reagan
The Massive Amount of Debt, the Wall Street Bastards running wild, Trillions of unfunded mandates for “entitlement” programs, a Bunch of Nuts and Idiots at the Federal Reserve and a US Government that is out-of-control on all levels – ?
What American politician will step forward and fill the above slot of “?”
Or will no politician step forward that can solve the Very Big problems facing the country?
The Following Brave and Courageous American Leaders Stepped Forward:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Who will the “?” be? Whomever it will be that person will go down in history with America’s Greatest U.S. Presidents and will be forever remembered by the Millions of Americans that are yet unborn that will look back at this time in American history as when either a brave and courageous person stepped forward to take on the Biggest problems of the day or when the American Republic began its long decline joining the Egyptian Empire, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Empire Ottoman Empire, Roman Empire and the British Empire as just another country and people that could not be held together any longer.
The American People want above all else want the TRUTH or as one of America’s Greatest Presidents Abraham Lincoln once said about the People:
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”
Someone bring us, We the People, the FACTS and the TRUTH and not only will the FACTS and TRUTH save the Republic it will cement in history forever the legacy of someone that will go down as one of the United States of America’s Greatest Presidents.
So….who is the TRUTH teller?
The American People are waiting.