Thursday, July 28, 2011

Socialists False Choices - The Big Lie

President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress continue to present false choices related to dealing with the National Debt Crisis an an attempt to win re-election and nothing more.  With Socialists, cutting spending is always the class warfare argument that somehow impacts Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  This is a bunch of baloney designed to scare Seniors and their left wing base, so called Progressives, into coming to the polls to vote for Socialists.  Frankly, after more than 60 years, this Socialist game plan is so old and stale that is is sickening.   Seniors today are not that stupid.   They can see through the smoke and mirrors even without their glasses. 

Here are the facts.  Social Security needs to be reformed to save that program for future recipients, those under 55 years old today.   Younger people should be allowed more choices related to Social Security.  Medicare is already means tested, which is perfectly fine.   Those that can pay more, should pay more for their health care.   It is already happening.   Medicaid should be a block grant to the states letting them manage the monies that are available for that program.  Besides, if ObamaCare remains in tact, which hopefully will not be the case, the notion of Medicaid, as structured today, will become moot.  These programs must all be reformed to save them and everyone including all Socialists know it.   But, it makes for good political theater and votes for Socialists to scare Senior citizens.    We hear this story before every election.  It is just same old, same old. 

The real issue is shrinking the federal government to get deficit spending under control and pay off our National Debt.  This is not as hard as made out to be by Socialists.   First, we should start with a hiring freeze to shrink the federal government down from 2.65 million civilian employees to about 2.1 million employees.   Certainly, we can shrink the size of government by 500,000 employees over five years by normal retirements, deaths and other attrition without lay-offs.   This is just common sense.   Then we need to have targets that would tie the size of government to GDP.   Today, the federal government is spending 25% of GDP, an all time record under Obama.  That number should be around 17 or 18% of GDP long term.   So over ten years again, without much pain, redundant programs, departments, agencies and commissions can be eliminated through some common sense analysis.  

Believe me we won't feel a thing as these functions disappear.   Many of them are boondoggles anyway.   Various federal government assets can be sold.   The federal government owns millions of acres of land, particularly in the West, that can be sold for development.   The federal government would gain revenues and these properties would be put into productive use and on the tax rolls.  Finally, it is fine to eliminate all deductions, subsidies etc. provided personal and corporate tax rates come down at the same time. 

If all of these things are done in addition to implementation of a pro-growth economic plan to grow our economy, federal revenues will increase allowing the federal government to pay off the National Debt and get our fiscal house in order.   Of course, none of this will happen as long as Socialists are in office, which is a big reason we must sweep them out of power in 2012 and 2014.   We must take back our country to get our fiscal house in order. 

So don't believe what you hear from Obama and the Socialists in Congress.   They are all fear mongering LIARS, that churn out this baloney to win elections.   Their goal is bigger government and more Americans dependent on the federal government to win elections and nothing more.   They are in business to take care of their PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes, those on the dole, illegal aliens, public employee and other union members and favored industries that contribute to their re-election campaigns.  And, Socialists are willing to bankrupt our country to stay in office.  We can't let that happen. 

Otherwise, there is no compelling argument in favor of Socialism, which is why we always hear the Big Lie related to throwing granny on the street and then when granny gets sick pulling the plug.  Don't worry, granny is not going anywhere until God calls her home.   Don't be swayed by Socialist false choices.   The plan described above would solve our budget problems and pay off the National Debt, but it will not win elections for Socialists.  That is the real story. 

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