Democratic Wisconsin legislators leave the state so the legislature wouldn’t have a quorum to act on legislation. The reason being, they did not want to see certain legislation passed. If this isn’t an undemocratic act, what is? These representatives need to be relieved of their elected position and replaced. An example needs to be set here. Democracy works because of the vote, not from the lack of it.
The idea that the money is there, if it is spent “our way,” doesn’t float. Pay as you go or forget the trip. And that doesn’t set well with Democrats, social programs are their agenda, the funding is just not there. What is going to be cut? Easy answer, if you don’t pay taxes, whatever you are collecting will be cut. What’s that mean? They are cutting benefits to everyone that pays little or no taxes.
Some Congressman the other day defended not cutting Social Security entitlements. He stated that “Social Security is independently funded with no cost to the taxpayer.” What he said was true and very misleading. Congress uses this fund as a piggy bank. Our government has borrowed and spent the 2.5 trillion dollar Social Security surplus. What we need to look at, is the fact that the government can’t pay back the funds borrowed or meet the obligations of promised Social Security benefits for the future. In FDR’s time, 7/8th of the population was dead before retirement. That alone was enough money for the 1/8th that survived to collect benefits.
So let’s see if I have this right now. You pay in 12 percent of your earnings into Social Security per year and when you retire, you get to collect 10 times what you paid in. If this sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. To top that off, your contributed funds are not invested, they are spent that year on the budget. Of course the Social Security fund gets an IOU from Uncle Sam. The words “Congress” and “Pond Scum” seem to define each other here.
Then we have the word “Bipartisan,” repeated incessantly in every Congressional interview. It’s the panacea for what ails the economy. It translates from the Latin as “two parties together.” Today it is defined as “Complementary rectal loading.”
The States are literally falling apart and are bankrupt. Most have already spent that loan we gave them (over payment of 2010 taxes) (They will probably apply your refund to next year’s taxes). We have 5 months before the new fiscal year begins for most of the States, this is when it will "hit the fan."
It is becoming very apparent that something is wrong with government on the State level that cannot be fixed. Obama pulled a fast one on the Republicans in Congress with health care and now we have a similar situation in Wisconsin where the outcome is a given. In this case it was different. The Democrats got up and left the state; what they did was very un-American. Voters, not protesters make our laws--hmmm, I might be wrong about that.
Tongue in Cheek Solution for California Budget shortfall:
Governor Brown should send several armed ships to Somali to hijack oil tankers and hold them for ransom. The insurance companies would pay the ransom and California could then make its budget; 29 ships and 660 hostages held in that country is a travesty. The only reason they are there, is because piracy has become very profitable.