Founders saw this coming

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This hysteria coming from Democrats over the government shutdown is more than expected. It is as predictable as the sun rising in the east. They will not debate the issues and win the argument with their ideas. Instead, they resort to behavior and language one could witness on a school playground. Again, predictable – “legislative arsonist,” “blatant extortionist” and “people with a bomb strapped to their chest (sic).” “Unhinged.” “Extremist.” “Unstable.” Insane people who “have lost their minds.” What you really are hearing from these malcontents are psychotic projections of their own shortcomings – true psychological nudity.

We are running an annual deficit of nearly $17 trillion and climbing. Our unfunded liabilities such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now Obamacare makes the debt, by one estimation, nearly $90 trillion. There is not enough money in the universe to repay this debt – yet they want more. Always more. In his Oct. 8 press conference, President Obama made the outrageous claim that raising the debt limit ceiling will not increase the debt. Really? Then why raise it? The Treasury takes in well north of $200 billion a month. Our payments on the debt barely total $38 billion. As long as those payments are made, there is no default. It is a purposeful lie that is being told to the American people.

The Founding Fathers had the foresight to know that one day our system of government could be governed by people who are virtueless and without honor. They would no longer protect the Constitution, no longer protect the individual and the individual’s rights, but instead pander to factions and opt to grow and foster an all-powerful, centralized government with unlimited power. The Founders were wise men.

In Federalist Paper 58, James Madison wrote that the House of Representatives should be the body that controls the purse strings: “The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse – that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.”

It is way past time for House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican-controlled house to rein in this out-of-control spending – just as the Framers intended. Mr. Obama, the Democrats and, disgustingly enough, some Republicans will disagree. Tough. If Boehner and the Republicans cave, the future of the Republican party will be seriously in doubt. Mr. Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid must be reminded that they are not monarchs. They are part of a governmental system that was designed, with good reason, to be adversarial.

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KSL
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KSL 10/16/13 - 02:01 am
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Hopefully he is one of many

Hopefully he is one of many who will come to realize what an evil monstrosity obamacare is.

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Riverman1 10/16/13 - 02:23 am
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Founders Saw Obama Coming

There is a reason the founders created a constitutional republic and not a democracy. As the author says so eloquently, they saw Obama coming. Buying the votes of those who pay no taxes is where we stand now. Sure it would be nice if no one had to pay for medical care, food, housing or even have to work, but, the fact is, someone always pays.

Republicans say do the math before any more give-aways, but Democrats want to spend and worry about it later. There comes a point...a tipping point...where our government and free market economy are injured to the point of no return by taking from half to give to the other half. Installing high speed presses to make more money will only work for a short while.

KSL
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KSL 10/16/13 - 02:29 am
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jkline
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jkline 10/16/13 - 03:09 am
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Excellent Letter

Mr. Caudle is right on the money. What he states is so obvious, that the real question is why it even needs to be said, but he answers that question also in his characterisation of the totalitarian party's polemic. Please note that I called them "totalitarian," rather than "Democrat," as some nominal Republicans have also joined the totalitarian cause, in point of fact.

GACopprhed
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GACopprhed 10/16/13 - 03:29 am
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Well, let the Republicans
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Well, let the Republicans "rein" us and the rest of the world right back into another recession or worse a depression. They will "rein" us to a reduced credit rating again, blaming the Democrats, unsuccessfully. For 8 years of unfunded wars, trillion dollar reduction in revenues, and unbridled spending("Deficits don't matter" Karl Rove) certainly had nothing to do with this deficit. I have seen or read nothing of Republicans offering to cut ANY spending that they consider "valid". Obama inherited, basically, a 150 car train, rolling at top speed down a steep grade, 50 feet from a wall. Now the Republicans are blaming Obama for not stopping that train fast enough. Ted Cruz and his groupies are hell bent on cutting their noses off in an attempt to spite Democrats faces. They will end up defeated for many, many years.

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Riverman1 10/16/13 - 03:50 am
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Income Disparity and Insufficient Funds

I don’t think liberals want to seriously get into a discussion of who desires to lower the debt and spend less. Sure George W. Bush spent too much, but I have no doubt the Democrats would have spent two for every one he spent.

We talk about income disparity without realizing our government policies of welfare have caused the problem. When you give those not working enough to live comfortably on, you create generations of non-taxpaying, dependent people with no ambition to be successful. The laziest and dumbest among us are encouraged. We reward young girls having babies. We encourage people to apply for food stamps. There is no disgrace in a criminal record.

What we have now is a population voting in officials who promise to take care of them with handouts, no matter the consequences. Sooner or later that letter from the bank is going to come saying insufficient funds.

GACopprhed
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GACopprhed 10/16/13 - 03:53 am
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Comfortably? Do you really
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Comfortably? Do you really think people on welfare live comfortably? I am truly incredulous at that statement, Riverman1. I have yet to see any Section 8 living to be comfortable, as most reasonably decent places refuse vouchers. I guess CHC and RiverGlen are "comfortable.....

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Riverman1 10/16/13 - 04:12 am
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GaCopperhead, interesting point

GaCopperhead, interesting point you bring up. So you feel the public housing that people are given is not good enough for them? I'm curious what kind of better housing and assistance you would provide?

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myfather15 10/16/13 - 05:52 am
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Riverman1

GACopprhead would probably vote for a FORCED switch. Those in CHC and Riverglen would live in West Lake or Jones Creek; while those in West Lake and Jones Creek moved into CHC and RiverGlen. WE THE PEOPLE, should provide those "poor and less fortunate" with mansions, didn't you know that? Not a switch of professions; the "rich" would still have to go to work everyday, but they would have to give the "Fruits of their labor" to the less fortunate.

Bottom line is; we ALL need to work out butts off to provide these people with the lifestyle they truly WANT; not what they have now, because they aren't comfortable!!

myfather15
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myfather15 10/16/13 - 05:58 am
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GACopprhed

I would also seriously disagree. As one who has worked the poor areas; MANY are very comfortable where they are!! As long as they have a roof over their head, clothes, little bit of food in the fridge and it's FREE, so they don't have to work; then they are comfortable!! I've seen it with my own two eyes, thousands of times. Why do you think many people NEVER make ANY effort to improve their living conditions?

You have people who have lived in government housing for 25+ years!! That is a long time to NEVER improve yourself!!

Many are too busy, NOT WORKING and drinking alcohol to improve themselves. Like I said, MANY are perfectly comfortable, as long as they don't have to work for it!! Just because YOU personally could never be comfortable in those conditions, doesn't mean they aren't.

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ymnbde 10/16/13 - 06:06 am
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so let us take this day's problems as we find them

(which is what adults do)
and see what liberals are defending
a $17 trillion! deficit (actually the writer's number is more accurate)
(don't blame it on anything prior, true leadership solves problems)
a reduction in the ratio between patients and doctors that will cause the quality of health care to decline
(don't blame it on anything prior, true leadership solves problems)
the largest tax increase in history because of O'care, even as our government takes in the most money in our history
(don't blame it on anything prior, true leadership solves problems)
an education system that neglects the education of most kids
and abuses the education of black kids
(don't blame it on anything prior, true leadership solves problems)
an IRS that has taken sides in the political process and helped steal the last election
(don't blame it on anything prior, true leadership solves problems)
Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and many other scandals, which show
a government that is actively thwarting the idea of a free people
(don't blame it on anything prior, true leadership solves problems)
an excellent letter

ymnbde
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ymnbde 10/16/13 - 06:11 am
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copperhead, perhaps some diversity training is in order

many people are quite "comfortable" with a roof over their head, a full stomach, beer, cigarettes, a few women, a few dollars, and leisure all the live long day... perhaps you should get some exposure... the world isn't one big msnbc show

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avidreader 10/16/13 - 06:13 am
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The Kind Debater!

I can kindly debate fiscal responsibility with many of my Democratic friends; however, as soon as the All-Bush's-Fault card is played, I shut down. I am so tired of hearing about our country's imminent financial collapse being blamed on a political predecessor. Where does the buck stop, and will it ever?

I appreciate RM1's comment: "Buying the votes of those who pay no taxes is where we stand now." Our country is in a big mess! I vote for term limits and a balanced checkbook.

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GACopprhed 10/16/13 - 06:21 am
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There's not one iota of
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There's not one iota of evidence that the IRS "helped steal any election". The tape of mitt, his whole platform and the extremity of the Tea Party is what cause Republicans to lose the election. There is, however history as to how GW Bush won his, and it wasn't honestly.

GACopprhed
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GACopprhed 10/16/13 - 06:24 am
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So, I guess that means many
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So, I guess that means many of your parents, grandparents and workers being subjected to below living wages are those people that Riverman1 is referring to. That very kind of unbasised prejudice is what cost Republicans the last election and will continue to cost them future ones.

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grouse 10/16/13 - 06:26 am
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The founders would be
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The founders would be appalled at the misuse of the Constitution by the Republicans.

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nofanofobama 10/16/13 - 06:27 am
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so gac by all standards the

so gac by all standards the great recession ended in the spring 2009--obvious most of you libs dont remember those wonderful carter years..after the recession ended OBUMLER spent almost 1 trillion in a corrupt stimulis bill..the feds have pumped trillions in the economy, billions in friends of obumler green programs that failed, doubled the national debt by the time he leaves office, creates a health care law that will cost trillions while decreasing care and killing jobs...look at what we got NOTHING..yep its all bushs fault..and the collapse in the fall of 2008 was due to a drmocratic program that bush tried to stop years b/4...wake up

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InChristLove 10/16/13 - 06:28 am
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" How about arguing points,

" How about arguing points, and not resort to the petty exaggerations."

Pot calling the kettle black. How about discussing the points without resorting to condescending, holier-than-thou, petty, poor "let's gang up on the liberals" answers.

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InChristLove 10/16/13 - 06:29 am
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I have to agree with

I have to agree with Riverman's comment at 3:50am

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carcraft 10/16/13 - 06:38 am
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I hate to inform our liberal

I hate to inform our liberal friends of this, but in many ways we still are in a recession! The Republicans are not the ones making it worse, Obama care is the culprit. Unemployment is higher than when Bush left office. Economic growth figures that are anamic are posted, then a few days later (after Millie twerked and nobodies watching the government) the figures are corrected down ward. Same with unemployment numbers. Our laborious force has shrunk and there are not jobs even for people well qualified. Welfare is up, food stamps are up, it is insane. Obama has increased the deficit more in 4 years than Bush did in 8, and we are on the same trajectory this year.

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justthefacts 10/16/13 - 06:55 am
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LOL

Ha, another "Bush stole the election" claim. Talk about losing credibility in a debate.....

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justthefacts 10/16/13 - 07:05 am
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Poor living conditions?

"It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud." National Geographic.
Poor people in other countries would think Section 8 housing was heaven on earth.

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Humble Angela 10/16/13 - 07:06 am
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I see GAC, who yesterday said it was petty to attack spelling is
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doing JUST that in his first post. Some things never change.

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jack234 10/16/13 - 07:07 am
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Look at all the previous

Look at all the previous shutdowns. Never has the country been shutdown by a group trying to undo a law that has already been passed. The constitution provides that the Court has the power of judicial review not congress. If I'm not mistaking, Judge Roberts gave his O.K. to the law. Time to let it go, let the president fix it and let Hillary refine it even more. I'm so proud of Obama Care because he cared. I have my own insurance and am satisfied with what I have but am glad that other people have a chance to sign up if they so desire. What a wonderful country. God bless our president and our country. Has Tom Cruz been listening too much to Rush and Hannity?

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Humble Angela 10/16/13 - 07:12 am
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There is, however history as to how GW Bush won his.....
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" There is, however history as to how GW Bush won his, and it wasn't honestly."

Prove it. Oh wait...you want someone else to do that for you like before....right?

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Humble Angela 10/16/13 - 07:15 am
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" Never has the country been
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" Never has the country been shutdown by a group trying to undo a law that has already been passed. "

Would you defend a passed law so much if it was Jim Crowe?

Were you OK with the democrats defunding the border fence law that was already passed?

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carcraft 10/16/13 - 07:15 am
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Obamacare is based on Romney

Obamacare is based on Romney Care! Please explain to me my liberal friends, why the GREAT AND BENEFICIAL OBAMA THE CARING would, base HIS health care plan on one created by an evil MONEY GRUBBING REPUBLICAN . Gee maybe that's why it is proving to be a disaster, it's Romney's fault!!! How diabolical, put a health care plan in place to ruin THE GREATAND BENEFICIAL OBAMA THE CARING'S plan

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Humble Angela 10/16/13 - 07:24 am
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" I'm so proud of Obama Care
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" I'm so proud of Obama Care because he cared. "

If he truly cared, he wouldn't have ever signed a law that forces people to buy something they either don't want or can't afford, while harming the healthcare system for EVERYONE.

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carcraft 10/16/13 - 07:26 am
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No Gacopperhed, the IRS just

No Gacopperhed, the IRS just delayed giving grass root conservation organizations thier tax deferments etc. There is SWORN testamony that that happened.

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