Time for the truth

Published 10:06 pm Saturday, October 27, 2012

We have a Congress unable to act, and it has proved itself to be totally ineffective to legislate on our behalf. Because of their dereliction, we the people need to take some power away from them in order to protect ourselves and our children’s future.

Our current Congress has been incapable of producing a budget geared to prevent such a catastrophe. As of this moment, are you aware that a family of four, counting the baby asleep in its crib, would owe $178,000 as their share of our $16 trillion deficit? If that family can’t pay it’s share, someone else will have to.

When the founder’s passed “The Oath Act” on May 5, 1789, its intention was to impose an oath on a newly elected congressman so that he would support the Constitution of the United States as a patriot and conduct his office in good faith and integrity. Under sections 7 and 8 of Article I, they were given the authority and responsibility to raise or borrow money as needed in order to “provide for the common welfare” of all citizens.

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Apparently we no longer have enough folks in Congress who care for the needs of those outside the beltway. How else can you explain and justify a deficit so high, and allowing it to increase daily so that we are in real danger of implosion and fiscal self-destruction?

As a governing body of the people, they have become dysfunctional. Even worse, from where we sit, the inattention to their business goes beyond simple congressional ineptitude, it approaches a purposefully instituted, planned and executed suicide aimed at destroying our Republic.

How else could you possibly explain their refusal to pass a budget and then further refuse any effort or action to correct the disaster?

Here’s what it has cost us as of October 2012: $16.5 trillion. Anyone for an aspirin or lobotomy?

Al Lundin