Yesterday, the national deficit hit $16 trillion. While there’s no surprise in that, considering how badly the Republican Party has damaged the U. S. Government’s ability to raise revenue, we shouldn't be too surprised. Most valuable player? Grover Norquist, of course.
What’s surprising is how the Republicans have literally shushed-up about their role in this unnerving debt problem.
Beholden to plutocrat Grover Norquist, who apparently has a string around the testicles of every Republican in Congress and the Senate in the form of a selfish-as-hell pledge to never raise taxes, the Republicans are much more responsible for the debt than are Democrats.
I mean, it’s just plain obvious. What do we get? More Republican fraudulence.
I’ve said it before, but while the Republicans have been quite successful in bribing potential voters with big promises of big tax cuts, they’ve also turned right around and borrowed the revenue the government lacks from the banks. You know, the banks. The ones that almost drove the economy into the ground in 2008.
When the government raised revenue strictly from the American people in the form of taxation, the government wasn’t beholden to any entity other than the American people. But now that the government is $16 trillion in debt to the banks—well, anyone with any common sense can see the result.
Something like 61 percent of the American people indicate they believe the nation is going in the wrong direction. Sorry, but neither party has adequately addressed that problem—despite massive Occupy Wall Street protests and even the protests from the Tea Party. The issue? Government is much more responsive to the financial sector than it is to the growing needs of the people the government is supposed to serve: the American people.
Could it be that this is “the direction” Americans are uncomfortable with? Don’t ask for answers from the commercial media. The commercial media gets a lot of its revenue from the banks. The commercial media isn’t going to tell the American people squat about what the American people already feel.
Just last week, the U. S. Justice Department refused to prosecute obvious fraud conducted by Goldman Sachs. Many independent pundits and observers had question marks over their heads because of that. What? What in the world? Why isn’t the Justice Department going for, well, justice?
Because the government is a debtor nation—in debt to banksters like Goldman Sachs, that’s why.
So. As the Republicans yammer on, conveniently forgetting they borrowed money to conduct two unnecessary wars, borrowed money to give the nation an across-the-board tax cut in the middle of those two wars and borrowed money for Medicare Part D, perhaps the only worthwhile program to usher from the Bush Administration, Americans need to be skeptical at the very least.
The Republicans, owing so much to Grover Norquist’s selfish plans to destroy the American nation, are responsible for the debt they’re barking, yapping and rending clothing over.
And they need to own up to it. Plain and simple.