Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Obama's Debt Commission - What A Surprise!

Socialist President Obama put in place a Debt Commission headed by Erskin Bowles, who served in the Clinton Administration and former crusty Republican Senator Alan Simpson to make recommendations to cut government spending to pay down the $14 Trillion National Debt. And guess what, the Commission suggested that spending be cut, including raising the Social Security retirement age to 69 years old and cutting Medicare benefits. The Commission also suggested that the mortgage deduction be eliminated presumably to make the Bush Tax Cuts permanent. If that happens, the elimination of the mortgage deduction will be the final nail in the housing market coffin. The Commission identified $4 Trillion in savings over the next ten years through a series of cuts and tax increases.

Of course, many Socialists in Congress, who are bankrupting our country, are aghast at the thought of cutting spending. Remember, these politicians are tax and spend left wing Socialists. They buy votes to stay in power by redistribution of income. To these Socialists, the only answer to deficit spending is higher taxes, never reducing expenditures. Cutting spending is just not in Socialists' DNA. The fact is that the Debt Commission's recommendations were just tinkering around the edges.

Instead and before raising the retirement age to 69 years old and denying people their Social Security benefits, who have paid into the system their whole lives, the federal government must be downsized dramatically. Whole government agencies, like the Department of Education, should be eliminated. There is tremendous redundancy between state and federal governments. All of those redundancies must be eliminated. Today all levels of government utilize more than 40% of our national wealth. This must be brought down to 20 - 25% to allow the private sector to grow. And, the imperial office of the Presidency must be brought down to size. The cost to maintain the Presidency is astronomical. As just one example, President Obama's 10 day trip to Asia Pacific alone cost several hundred millions dollars and to what benefit.

We need fundamental change in the United States to roll back 97 years of Socialism, which began with the enactment of the income tax Constitutional Amendment in 1913. It has been down hill ever since. We must peel the onion and get rid of layer after layer of government to get back to limited government rather than the modern welfare state. Our national defense must be a primary focus. After that, all other expenditures must be prioritized to live within the government's available revenues without deficit spending.

Since the Socialists in government will never agree to this approach, we must sweep them out of office in 2012 by electing Conservatives who support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real energy independence and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.

We must also elect Conservatives who will adhere to the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by the left wing media, Socialists in the last 97 years, former Presidents, Congresses or the Courts. This is the winning platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our nation.

We must take back our country in 2012. Obama's Debt Commission was a joke. President Obama will put the report on a shelf and it will never see the light of day as long as he is President. We have to make Obama a one term President to prevent the bankruptcy of our country. We have to take back our country in 2012. We can do it. We will do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life and for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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