Thursday, August 30, 2012

"You Won't Believe What They've Done To Us Now!"

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to recognize our world is in big trouble. Sometime the sheer magnitude of it all seems so overwhelming, we ignore it. In fact, just when we thought it was okay to get on with our lives and enjoy Labor Day weekend, the RNC Convention sticks that big fat U.S. National Debt Clock in our faces.

We're counting down to SIX TRILLION dollars folks!

A trillion is a big number. So big most of us don't have a clue as to what it means. A million? Sure. A million seconds = 12 days. Wow. We get that. But do we have any real understanding of just how much this country actually owes? Consider this: A trillion seconds = 32,000 years! To calculate how far and how wide and how deep our trouble is...well, let's just say a rocket scientist would sure come in handy.

And now this:

Under the Budget Control Act of 2011, if Congress can't produce deficit-reduction legislation by the end of the year, automatic spending cuts will kick in on January 2, 2013, split 50-50 between domestic and defense spending, in an attempt to reduce the deficit. This is called 'sequestration', a fancy word that means unless something is done before the end of the year, a long list of terrible budget cuts and tax hikes will automatically happen all at once and the country will barrel over that famous "fiscal cliff" everybody keeps talking about.

Our government is not doing its job. They're suppose to work together to find solutions. They haven't even come up with a basic budget in the last four years. What have they done instead? Spent away our future, that's what. They've gotten us so far in the hole we may never get out. They've even put our national security at risk.

  • Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called sequestration-related military cuts "thoughtless butcher-kniving with a blindfold on and it makes no sense to allow it to happen."
  • J.P. Morgan: "Barring a miracle in Washington, America will fall head first into the fiscal meat grinder."
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke: "The paralysis is Washington will cause America to plunge off the fiscal cliff on January 1, 2013."
  • Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin: "The impact of the fiscal cliff could be worse than the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, which resulted in the worst recession since the Great Depression."
  • Dr. Martin Weiss, founder of Weiss Research, put it this way, " According to these insiders, this new crisis will vaporize millions more jobs in every sector of the economy, tear more than $1.6 trillion out of the hands of U.S. consumers and companies, bankrupt thousands of businesses and drive the unemployment rate to unimaginable levels."
It doesn't take rocket science to figure out we may not be in for a very happy New Year. Cheers, anyone?

A wise man once said: "Do you really want to live in a country where everything is free, except us?"--Paul Ryan @ RNC Convention

"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed" (John 8:36).


  • Headline News: 1,600 people infected with West Nile virus; 66 dead
  • DEBKA File: Russia suddenly disengaging from Syria; intelligence sources speculate it's to avoid escalating hostilities between U.S. and Syria.
  • DEBKA File: U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey distances himself from any Israeli plan to bomb Iran. "I don't want to be complicit if they choose to do it."
  • Drudge Report: Hurricane Isaac stalls, dumps 25+ inches of rain; race to flee as waters rise amid fears of dam break.
  • World Net Daily: Egypt begins to execute dissidents by crucifixion.
  • CNBC: GOP calling for commission to examine a return to the gold standard.

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