The Tea Party “Downgrade”???

Yup, that’s the new buzz. It’s the Tea Party’s fault that Standard and Poor’s downgraded the U.S. triple A credit rating to a double A rating. Excuse me? I mean it’s laughable to hear the very people who have driven this country to the brink of bankruptcy calling out the Tea Party for having their credit rating downgraded.

If I’m not mistaken it is Tea Party activists and supporters who want the reckless spending to end. It’s the Tea Party who wants to cut spending, reform laws, return the country to it’s Constitutional charter – and this is what caused a down grade in credit rating. I think perhaps those on the Hill who hold this belief should go out into the private sector, apply for and get a few hundred credit cards. Then proceed to charge them all to the max. Then he or she should refuse to pay those credit card bills while insisting that each of the credit card companies increase their spending limits because there is yet more that he or she wants to buy – must buy. Then after about 6 months of this, he or she should pull his or her credit report and see whether their credit rating has changed.

You see it’s elementary Watson, when you rob Peter to pay Paul, eventually both Peter and Paul catch up to you.

Once again, the libbies think by throwing around what they believe to be a snappy catch phrase that they will get the public on their side. That the public (meaning you and me) are just a bunch of dumb bunnies who believe everything they hear on t.v. and especially what the libbies say because they are after all for the ‘little guy’ given the fact that they are all bagillionaires and have more tax shelters than Carter has pills – I suppose that makes sense.

The reason and the only reason that the libbies and even some of the pubbies vilify the Tea Party is because it scares them. Because the Tea Party isn’t some corporation or radical underground group – the Tea Party is simply a lot of very concerned American citizens who believe in the Constitution and the wisdom of the framers – but most of all believe in America. And they are paying attention. And they are urging their friends and family members to pay attention too. And dang nab it, it’s working. It’s a career politician’s nightmare – and electorate who pays attention and knows their constitutional rights. God forbid, these wiley characters should keep them from conducting business as usual in their back rooms with their special handshakes and winks and nods. God forbid, they should be dragged kicking and screaming to actually doing their jobs and following the rule of law.

Well congrats to the Tea Party, you have successfully scared the bageebers out of people who thought they were bullet proof. But really congrats to the American people, they can call us hobbits, or terrorists, extremists, down-graders, or even nosy Nancie’s – makes no difference to me. And personally, I think tea tastes a whole lot better than Kool Aid.

Eventually they may figure out that public servants serve at the pleasure of the governed – the people – you and me in other words. Until then, I say party on Tea people, party on.

Writer Chick
Copyright 2011

I Want Your Money

Interesting documentary showing this weekend. I guess Michael Moore isn’t the only one who has something to say. Of course in the case of Moore, he’s really a fictional documentarian, rather than the real deal.

To find a theater near you showing this documentary click here.

A "Bail-Out" Plan I Could Get Behind

(My friend Jenny sent this in an email – it’s a thought????)

The Federal Reserve is a private company as are those receiving the proposed stolen money on Wall Street. They do not work for us. The Treasury Secretary is from Goldman Sachs. Per USA today, Chris Dodd, Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, has received over $13 million from financial services lobbyists, and a total of over $43 million from all lobbyists. You think he can make a unprejudiced decision?

We all must act now to stop the greatest heist in history!

OKAY YOU ECONOMISTS, AND SMART NUMBER CRUNCHERS WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS PROPOSAL!!!

Are you against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG? Me too!

Instead, give $85,000,000,000 to Americans in a We Deserve It Dividend. To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 Bona fide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up…

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

The plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.

So let’s assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college – it’ll be there

Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car – creates jobs!!

Invest in the market – capital drives growth

Pay for your parent’s medical insurance – health care improves

Enables Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces. If we’re going to re-distribute wealth let’s really do it…instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( “vote buy” ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President. If we’re going to do an $85 billion bailout, let’s bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG – liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate. Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up. Here’s the rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn’t. Sure it’s a crazy idea that can “never work.” But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party! How do you spell Economic Boom? I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion -We Deserve It Dividend more than do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC. And remember, This plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

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And just in case, that doesn’t ring your chimes, go here to watch a ridiculous video created by a friend of mine who has way too much time on his hand. 😉