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Vic Biorseth, Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The American debt ceiling nonsense is the current hot political topic. Everyone, on both sides, seems to see a legislated raise in the debt ceiling to be a fete accompli.
Why exactly is that so?
Raising the debt ceiling, and borrowing more to pay back what we owe, should be seen at once, by everyone, to be just plain stupid. We cannot borrow our way out of debt. How we first got tricked into beginning this ongoing political game of economic destruction I don’t know, but anyone with a lick of common sense should know that the first thing you do when you owe too much money is you stop borrowing any more money. Repeatedly borrowing more money to pay back money owed is just head-banging lunacy.
Yet even Republican leadership, and even many of the newer Tea Party Republicans, see a “need” and “no way around it” and a “duty” to raise the debt ceiling. Which just keeps getting raised, again and again. Why? So that we can borrow more money. Why do we need to borrow more money? Because we cannot pay back what we owe.
Lord, give me strength.
Note well that we do not have a revenue problem; we have more monthly revenue now than ever before. What we have here is a spending problem pure and simple.
We have plenty of monthly revenue (income) to cover our debt and service the most vital needs of government without borrowing any more money and without printing any more money. There is not enough monthly revenue to cover all of the spending the Obamunist regime has saddled us with. There is a need to pick-and-choose what government nonsense and what entitlements cannot be fully funded after paying such necessities as military pay and retirement, social security, national security needs, etc. If we had a decent man in control of the check book, this would not be a problem at all, except in the short term.
All spending begins in the House. The budget comes out of Congress. The House submits a budget, the Senate approves it, and the President signs it. Then, the President holds the check book. He cannot spend more than the budget, but, he has wide leeway in deciding what to feed and what to starve in conditions such as those in which we find ourselves today.
In two years of total Marxocrat Party control of the House, the Senate and the Presidency, no budget was ever even submitted, let alone passed, because the Marxists in control did not (and do not) want any public visibility into what where and how they were spending our money. The very idea of a budget, let alone a balanced budget, is absolutely anathema to them. The very idea of any controls whatsoever on what they do with the national treasure is repulsive to all Marxists. We are not operating under a budget today, and I believe that is a first in American history.
There will be no “melt down” if we stop borrowing money. We can still service our debt. The only way there could be a melt-down is if the President decided to not service our debt. The money is there.
If we lose our international credit rating temporarily that would not be the end of the world. We need to get our books in order. We should pay what we can, and not pay the least of the necessities of national continuance. Just doing that alone should help bolster and encourage business that is today terrified of any business commitment.
The question before us regards whether Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, will stop paying military pay and social security, as he has threatened. Everyone knows there is no need for him to do that. However, Comrade Obama is a Marxist, which is to say, he is an anti-American, He is not fond of America, he is not fond of our Constitution, and he is out to do us injury, if not destroy us.
Republican leadership believes he will not do that because he seeks reelection in 2012. I believe that he would like to be reelected, but if he is not, it is no big deal to him. He will do whatever harm he can to us between now and then, without gong to jail over it. He will not miss taking advantage of any crisis, and he might not miss even inventing a crisis to take advantage of. He doesn’t want to be our President so much as he wants to be our Ruler, or, failing that, our destroyer.
The real question is whether he has the nerve to do what he wants to do, which is, cut off social security, Medicare, military pay, etc., and blame it on the Republicans. That would bring about a real crisis; do you not agree? The Marxists want people in the streets and a loss of order. It’s what they pine for.
I told you before the 2010 election we needed to take the Senate in that election, because cases of impeachment are tried in the Senate, and we needed to impeach this guy. There is no way the current Marxist Senate would even entertain the idea of impeaching Obama.
So here we are. Fasten your seat belts.
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Date: Tue Jul 26 11:54:52 2011
From: Alice S.
Location: Shohola, PA, United States of America (still)
I absolutely couldn't agree more! Most everyone I know or speak with, feels the same way, so how did this freak end up in the WH?? He hates this country with a passion, and ALL he wants to do is destroy bits and pieces of it as he goes. Why can't the rest of this stupid country see that? This is Obama-Reparation. Maybe when he shuts off cell-phones, and the Internet, THEN the morons will look up and rebel.
Date: Tue Jul 26 12:19:45 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
If the debt ceiling isn’t raised we face a financial melt-down and the permanent loss of the full faith and credit of the nation, and at that point, we will be toast. You should at least give Speaker Boehner credit for trying to avoid that economic disaster, and you should pray for his success.
Date: Tue Jul 26 20:54:53 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
That is untrue, and Boehner knows it, or he should know it. If I know it, and he is the Speaker of the House, then whey doesn’t he know it?
Common sense should tell you that, in this situation, raising the debt ceiling and/or borrowing any more money over what we already owe is a certain path to exactly what you described: “ … an eventual financial melt-down and the permanent loss of the full faith and credit of the nation.”
Freezing our borrowing power right where it is will cause no such thing, unless the President – the man holding the check book – is a criminal, and has criminal intent. If Boehner, or any other office holder, knows that to be true, then he should say it, out loud, in public. Anyone who says that going past any date and not raising the debt ceiling will, in and of itself, cause America to go into default is a flagrant categorical liar, or, stupid, and doesn’t know any better. That goes for Boehner as much as it goes for Obama.
The President does not have the legal authority to default on America’s debt when there is money available to prevent that. What we are talking about is a potential default on US Treasury Notes. There is plenty of monthly revenue available for that purpose, and more.
Of course, after the virtual nationalization of GM, Comrade Obama illegally defaulted on GM bonds, and he stole the investment property of holders and gave some of it to his union supporters, so that gives us a bit of an insight into what kind of man is currently holding the national check book. I would not put it entirely past Comrade Obama to again violate his oath of office and throw is into national default, and then blame it on the Republican Party.
Social Security has a similar legal protection; before SS payments may be defaulted, Treasury Notes must be sold to cover the required payments. Again, that’s just the law, and again, Comrade Obama has repeatedly shown that he considers himself to be above the law.
Let me ask you something, Joe:
If this is such a flaming emergency, after the debt ceiling is raised again to avert this disaster, how much more serious will the next emergency be, when the ceiling must be raised again, and we are untold trillions or quadrillions more in the hole than we are now?
Boehner is my representative; I happen to live in his district. Any strict constitutionalist who runs against him in any primary will get my vote and my full support.
We need to get rid of all the remainder of the old time professional office holders in the Republican Party, anywhere in government, and we need to replace them with ordinary citizen Representatives, ordinary citizen Senators, ordinary citizen Executives and ordinary citizen Justices. The day of the professional politician in America needs to come to an end. The Democrat Party has actually become evil, and the Republican Party old timers no longer know right from wrong, for they make deals with and compromise with and politic with evil.
Most of them are just pork-barrel politicians who have learned to game the system for their own benefit, and they have lost track of who they are, what they are supposed to be doing, who they are supposed to be representing, and – most importantly – simple right from wrong.
Honor needs to be restored in Washington.
Date: Sat Jul 30 06:00:13 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
There is too little current revenue to stop borrowing altogether until we get back to a balance budget. The required cuts would be far too severe, wherever they are made. There is a need to compromise, and there is a need to raise the debt ceiling. Boehner is just doing the best he can do in a bad situation.
Date: Sat Jul 30 07:33:14 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Your first sentence encapsulates the entirety of the problem. The jig is up, and it is now time to pay the fiddler. If as you say the required cuts would be “too severe” today, how much more severe would they be if we put them off until tomorrow? This is a giant, exponentially growing snowball rolling down an endless hill of snow. It has to be stopped.
The first bill passed in the House, Cut Cap and Balance, was a fairly good beginning point; but the Democrats, vastly superior politicians that they always prove to be, managed to maneuver the Republican ruling class into a circular firing squad, negotiating with itself, coming up with offer after offer, competing only with themselves and looking like the fools that they are; and doing so while secretly negotiating, behind the scenes, with the enemy.
If another “ceiling raiser” option might be used, it might be the Mac-Penny plan; but that, too, would never be accepted as-is by the Marxist Party. I mean Democrat.
It is high time the ruling class of professional politicians were all replaced by citizen legislators. These turkeys are going to just go ahead and pass another gigantic debt ceiling and get nothing in return, and the Marxocrats are going to borrow it all, “spend” more than they borrow, and we will be right back at this “crisis point” again, only it will be much, much worse than it is now.
Sometimes I wonder if “Republicans” like Boehner and McCain are really deep cover Marxist plants operating within the Republican Party to destroy it.
If America can make it through the 2012 elections – and that is not a certain thing – and if Constitutionalists take both houses of Congress and the White House, then things might turn around quite rapidly.
However, the goal of the Marxocrats seems to be to bring this to a head and destroy America just as soon as possible. They mean to cause chaos, get people into the streets and create massive disorder, so that the Constitution may be suspended, martial law declared, and a good Marxist dictatorship established.
Failing that, they will do all they can to seal America’s doom, economically and otherwise. They hope that the economic hole they are digging us into will eventually mean inevitable national doom, at some point in the future.
Date: Sun Jul 31 22:18:19 2011
Vic, you can’t be serious. You cannot really believe that men such as Boehner and McCain could be anti-American.
Date: Mon Aug 01 06:33:14 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Oh yes I can be serious. And yes I can believe that men such as Boehner and McCain are anti-American. It’s either that, or they are downright stupid. You look at what they have done, and look at what they are doing, and then you tell me what their driving purpose and their ultimate goal is.
I see three possibilities here:
I say they are evil, or they are stupid. What’s your pick?
Date: Mon Aug 01 23:02:29 2011
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
We agree. Big-shot Republicans always seem to suddenly show up and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at the last possible moment, just when we were about to win something.
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Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.
Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.
American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.
For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence. For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.
The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.
The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read. No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.
Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor. Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.
World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism. Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.
Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.
On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.
On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.
Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.
Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia" and being "Slain in the Spirit", into Catholicism.
The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.
Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.
Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?
On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again.
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future.Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC.There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite?I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard" The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great). Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006 Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10 Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Get behind these Tea Party Candidates. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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