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Chuck Pinkey

October 22, 2013

Washington politics full of deception


They have promised to compromise and “reach across the aisle” and work in a “bipartisan fashion for the good of the American people.” Do you feel yourself getting packed?

So, how in the world did we end up with a $17 trillion debt, politicians crying like babies when someone tries to curb the growth of spending, and more laws and regulations than any other nation on Earth? Ladies and gentlemen, we have been had, and we keep going back for more. 

Look at this latest circus involving the defunding of Obamacare, “shutting down the government,” and raising the debt ceiling. If you believed the doom and gloom scenario put forward by Washington, would you like to buy shares of Obamacare Inc.? Need I remind you of Washington’s sterling record of integrity? Would they lie to us mushrooms?

After all, with more 100 million Americans on some form of welfare or food Stamps, a 2012 deficit of $1.3 trillion, and a National Debt of almost $17 trillion, if now is not the time to curb spending, would someone please tell me when would be a good time?

Apparently, now was not the time, and I suspect at $20 trillion or $25 trillion in debt, it will not be possible then, either. That’s because no one in Washington is looking out for us. It used to be that elected officials spent taxpayer money carefully, but those days are long gone. 

Interestingly, in the late 1800s soldiers were issued single shot rifles for fear that they would waste expensive ammunition. While that is certainly far too frugal, that is how concerned politicians were with taxpayer money. 

Someone laid the blame on Washington being an exclusive “good old boys club.” By that he meant that whether they are Democrats or Republicans, they are still members of the same “club.” That should have been very obvious after viewing the Obamacare/Debt Ceiling fight last week. 

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