For the past few weeks it's been sandwiched between the Casey Anthony news that we are about to default on our loans if we don't raise the debt ceiling. Democrats want more spending along with raising taxes and Republicans want to slash spending with no tax increases. Democrats don't like to say raise taxes. They like to say "enhance revenues" or "invest". I just chuckle because I don't think people are as stupid as Dems think they are.
OK. So what got me to speak out? President Obama in an interview said that if we don't raise the debt ceiling he can't guarantee that Social Security checks will go out. This is the most blatant act of fear mongering I have seen in a long time.
If you are against tax increases you want to starve grandma and kill her.
A few weeks earlier Obama said that he can't fathom giving tax breaks to people who own jets when kids in school aren't safe. I was unaware of the epidemic of kids being hurt or killed in school. Yet again another attempt at fear mongering.
If you are against tax increases then you hate children.
Is it possible that any of this is true? Could not raising the debt ceiling or raising taxes really kill grandma or endanger your kid at school?
Let's look at the numbers....
Monthly Federal Budget CostsThe US Government brings in $200 Billion a month.
Social Security costs $49.2 Billion a month.
Medicare, Medicaid costs about $50 Billion a month.
Military entitlements cost $5.8 Billion a month.
Education costs about $10 Billion a month.
From my calculations that leaves $85 Billion for everything else...a month!
Yearly Federal Budget CostsThe Annual Budget FY 2011 - $2.6 Trillion dollars!
Interest on debt - $256 Billion
Medicare, Medicaid, Military entitlements, Social Security, Education - $760 Billion
That leaves $1.6 Trillion for essential spending!
So What's the Big Deal?We do have two wars and a few skirmishes going on that we could probably cut funds to. There are a few other items that we could argue or discuss cutting also. But from the figures that I just posted, where is the need to increase taxes or the debt ceiling?
I don't see it. Do you?
President Obama is an accomplished man and is known for many things. Unfortunately none of those things is math! Quite frankly, Democrats aren't good at math...period! They haven't passed a budget in two years. I guess when you start working with all those zeros it gets confusing. It get's real confusing when 2 + 2 equals created or saved 6 jobs.
Remember, this is the President we gave $800 BILLION DOLLARS to and we have absolutely NOTHING to show for it!!!!!
I hope you look at these numbers and understand that if the federal government lives within it's means and start pulling out of wars we were promised they would, we wouldn't have a problem.
So call your congressman or senator and tell them you hate your grandmother and you despise children. Don't raise the debt ceiling and cut spending.