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They Must be Joking

Date: 01 February, 2010

By: Chief

Imageadly, they are not. However, the real problem is — the joke is on us.

The season has started. Politicians (rabid curs) have realized, not that they need to be reminded, if they are a member of the U.S. House of Reprehensibles — er — Representatives, the seats their fat, corrupt butts currently hang over are all up for grabs. And if they are a member of the U.S. Slime — er — Senate one third of the seats their fat, worthless butts currently hang over are up for grabs.

Each and everyone of them wants to be reelected. Have you ever met a rabid cur who did not want to be reelected? I didn't think so.

Kleptocracy

"[I]s a term applied to a government that takes advantage of governmental corruption to extend the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats), via the embezzlement of state funds at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service. The term means "rule by thieves" (quoting Wikipedia).

It is not a term of endearment. While our government is technically not a kleptocracy it is close enough — for government work.

That is not a joke. It is not funny in any way, shape or form. Our elected liars in Washington, District of Corruption, or Criminals — your choice, are sending We the People all sorts of:

saying 'Look at all the good things I have done for you since I was elected'. 'So if you know what is good for you ... you will reelect me'.

I am sure you have already received a flyer, letter or email from your elected rabid cur stating something along those lines. If you haven't — you surely will.

These elected rabid curs attempt to influence the outcome of an election by literally throwing "federal funds" at their district or state. And, to a somewhat large degree, this strategy tends to work for them just fine.

Well I say screw 'em all and toss their butts out of office and straight into prison. Do not pass 'go' and do not collect $200.00.

Federal funds

There is no such-a-thing. Period.

Yet somehow or another our elected rabid curs keep repeating that same old song and dance — 'I got this 'X' amount of "federal funds" for my district'. Or words to that effect. Scallywags.

The more "federal funds" which get spent in a rabid cur's district the better chance he or she thinks they have of being reelected. And make no mistake they all do it. Not nary a one is pure as the driven snow when it comes to influencing — to their advantage — an election. Dirtballs.

What these uncharged felons and regrettably most of We the People either forgot or never knew in the first place is simply this — government does not generate any revenue. It never has either.

The rulers, thieves or pirates in Washington, District of Criminals or Corruption (pick one) call this kind of money "federal funds." However this money is in point of fact We the People's money. That's right. All those alleged "federal funds" were strong armed out of our wallets — courtesy of taxes.

Government does not produce. Government is not a business either (I'm not sure whether that is a blessing or a curse either). And when it comes to money — government only knows three things:

That is it. Of those three the one they know the very best is spending. It isn't their money so why should they care? The answer is they don't care. Which is one of the main reasons we are currently in this frigging financial fiasco. Scum sucking dogs.

In short, lavishly throwing "federal funds" around a district or state like a drunken sailor (which is a huge put down on drunken sailors) is a tried and true method of vote buying.

A technical difficulty

The opening paragraph of Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution states:

"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States[.]"

In other words the Congress can tax and spend — but only for certain things. The bugaboo is the "general Welfare" clause. Just what does it mean? It means 'for the common good'. No more and certainly no less. It does not mean to throw "federal funds" around a congressional district or state in an attempt to purchase a reelection.

Indeed, Thomas Jefferson wrote:

"[T]he laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They [Congress] are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose."

Furthermore, James Madison, in Federalist paper number 41, wrote:

"Had no other enumeration or definition of the powers of the Congress been found in the Constitution than the general expressions just cited, the authors of the objection might have had some color for it; though it would have been difficult to find a reason for so awkward a form of describing an authority to legislate in all possible cases. A power to destroy the freedom of the press, the trial by jury, or even to regulate the course of descents, or the forms of conveyances, must be very singularly expressed by the terms 'to raise money for the general welfare'.

"But what color can the objection have, when a specification of the objects alluded to by these general terms immediately follows and is not even separated by a longer pause than a semicolon? If the different parts of the same instrument ought to be so expounded as to give meaning to every part which will bear it, shall one part of the same sentence be excluded altogether from a share in the meaning; and shall the more doubtful and indefinite terms be retained in their full extent, and the clear and precise expressions be denied any signification whatsoever? For what purpose could the enumeration of particular powers be inserted, if these and all others were meant to be included in the preceding general power? Nothing is more natural nor common than first to use a general phrase, and then to explain and qualify it by a recital of particulars. But the idea of an enumeration of particulars which neither explain nor qualify the general meaning, and can have no other effect than to confound and mislead, is an absurdity, which, as we are reduced to the dilemma of charging either on the authors of the objection or on the authors of the Constitution, we must take the liberty of supposing had not its origin with the latter."

Yet, back in 1936 our grandiose Supreme Court in the case of U.S. v. Butler, (297 U.S. 1 (1936)) decided that Congress could tax and spend for just about anything they wanted to spend our money on. They, the court, without Constitutional authority of any kind amended our Constitution. Skulvinnies.

A vicious circle

So here we are being taxed to death in order to promote the reelection of criminals. This in turn leads to more "federal funds" being thrown pell mell all over the country and, to some extent, the world as well. Which in turn leads to deficit spending and a higher national debt. Quoting Yahoo news:

"Senate Democrats on Wednesday [20 January, 2010] proposed allowing the federal government to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion to pay its bills, a record increase that would permit the national debt to reach $14.3 trillion."

This also means that our current national debt is a staggering $12.4 trillion.

For the mathematically unenlightened — a trillion has twelve zeros before the decimal point. That is a whale of a lot of food that is not going into We the People's freezers.

The boot

The only way I can see to end this vicious circle is to lop off the heads of all incumbents. We the People can do this quite simply — we make each and every incumbent a 4-4-4 man or woman. We boot them out of office so hard that it will take:

I submit we start with this coming November election and never stop. It will hurt more that way. Then the joke will be on them.

As should always be the case.

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