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Tea Party Becomes Blame Game Patsy?

October 12, 2013

I’ve begun to believe that our politicians intentionally created a fiscal panic in order for them to “pull a Greece” which quickly slashed unaffordable entitlements by 70-80%.

We’ve all witnessed the bizarre behavior of President Obama and Senator Harry Reid as they scared the bejesus out of everyone rather than quelling global jitters (see my “China and U.S. Allies Firewall Themselves from U.S. Dollar and Debt,” October 18, 2013).

Also, it’s more than a little odd that President Obama failed to ensure smooth negotiations, because he knows that our fragile economy already was slowing, because of uncertainty due to Obamacare.  (Furthermore, Obama knows that China’s exports nose dived in September.  Today (10/14/2013), it’s being reported that China’s and India’s inflation is at a seven-month high.)

An objective observer might surmise that President Obama and Senator Reid don’t want the debt ceiling to be raised, Obamacare funded, and the government fully reopened.

An objective observer might surmise that, by playing chicken with our economy, President Obama, the Democrats, and Republicans could be using “creative destruction” to quickly wipe out most of our debt and unsustainable entitlement obligations.

But using creative destruction is a BFD when it’s being used to slash entitlements, destroy trillions of dollars’ worth of people’s savings and retirement funds, and ultimately hike taxes.

Our politicians can’t use their typical Blame Game.  It won’t be enough to deflect voters’ anger.

Our politicians need a patsy for their Creative Destruction Blame Game–preferably a patsy that most Americans already love to hate:

 the Tea Party.

Already our politicians are blaming the Tea Party, even though it was created to fix our economic nightmare of unsustainable debt and pyramid-scheme entitlement programs.

Will Americans let our politicians get away with their Creative Destruction Blame Game?

Will Americans blame the Tea Party  patriots for politicians who’ve known that every entitlement promise is a Big Fat Lie (footnote 2)?

Will Americans blame the Tea Party patriots, who’ve stoically worked to change Washington, D.C., and save our economy, despite the media’s myriad attempts to distort and silence their voices?

Will Americans blame the Tea Party patriots, who’ve been falsely characterized as bigoted monsters who deserve no place in America and have no right to the American Dream?

If any American lets the Tea Party take the fall for what our dishonest politicians have done to our beloved country, our lives, our dreams, then that American is the real patsy.

And I don’t know any American who wants to play the patsy role for a bunch of dishonest politicians (see footnote 3 for Tea Party’s agenda and footnote 4 for strategy for conservatives to repair their damaged brand).

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Footnote 1: The  Xinhua editorial also calls for a one-world currency and a world that needs United Nations’ permission to go to war.

I believe, this is propaganda in order to placate business leaders and liberal politicians:  One-world currency means corporate profits would no longer be impacted by differences in currency valuations. U.N. governing is what Democrat leaders have wanted for years.

China needs this propaganda in order for our business and government leaders to sit quietly by and let China step into the position as top superpower.

Footnote 2:  Just ask our retired military, especially our veterans, about the promises our government has broken whenever it needed to steal money from their benefits in

order to pay for a new program or another entitlement promise.

For example, active service members in the 1950s were promised that they and their wives would be fully insured post-retirement if service members would serve at least 20 years.

Their wives’ insurance was cut in the 1990s.

Recently, our retired military–including our veterans–were dumped onto a Tricare-Medicare combination in which the agencies fight with each other in order to not pay for anything.

While Medicare and Tricare squabble and deny payment, retirees must pay for up to 90% of their own medical bills or risk losing their doctors and ruining their credit.

In effect, the real hostages aren’t President Obama and Senator Reid.

The real hostages are our retired military, especially our veterans, who need healthcare but don’t want their credit ruined.

Now, the VA wants to deny something as basic as asthma medication for Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. (I suspect the VA is trying to stick Medicare or Obamacare with the tab.)

Footnote 3:

Most Americans would be surprised to discover that they actually agree with what most Tea Party patriots want our government to do (see also my blog post “The Tea Party’s ‘Dangerous’ Agenda”):

  • Quit overspending so that our dollar and economy don’t collapse (see footnote 1; the U.S. dollar already was damaged by Fed’s decision in September 2013 to not to begin scaling back its $85 billion/month bond buying program ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-14/dollar-downgraded-as-standard-life-predicts-damage-currencies.html )).
  • Stop promising entitlements that our fiscally insolvent country can’t afford and that dishonest leaders know will be cut. (Our government has reneged on many of its promises to our veterans and their spouses, so our government will renege on Obamacare and Social Security just as it’s been doing with Medicaid, Medicare, the Prescription Drug Program, etc.)
  • Cut existing entitlement obligations (e.g., means test current recipients, raise the retirement age, etc.). Ultimately, we need to phase out our pyramid-scheme entitlement programs and phase in a new system that promotes and rewards personal responsibility; e.g., individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, etc.
  • Cut redundant government agencies and programs (footnote 2).
  • Let local and state governments keep most of their money to run their agencies, programs, and schools–rather than wasting hundreds of billions of dollars funneling money to redundant federal agencies and corrupt politicians who use that money for pet programs, special legislation, and tax cuts for their rich cronies. (Our leaders see how inefficient China is with too much centralized government control, yet they wear blinders about America having this same defect, which wastes hundreds of billions of dollars annually and hurts Americans and our economy.)
  • Fix our crumbling infrastructure.
  • Give our young people and our immigrants the opportunity to get educations and jobs and homes before our government adds millions of new low-wage immigrants who’ll compete with our young people and immigrants for resources and jobs. (When will our politicians realize that their +40-year plan to add tens of millions of low-wage immigrants to our tax and payroll systems can’t save our government’s pyramid-scheme entitlement programs, which have instead bankrupted our nation?)  Most Republicans want America to be so strong and successful that we can draw the world’s brightest and most innovative people and so that we can really help citizens in need and new immigrants who are fleeing oppression.
  • Get government’s deep pockets out of higher education and healthcare so that universities and hospitals have to charge what we can afford to pay rather than what our government can afford.  Before Medicaid and Medicare, even the working poor could afford to pay for their own healthcare.  Before government hiked student loan money every time universities lobbied for more, even the working poor could afford to pay our own way through school. I was a single parent who worked full time and put myself through college in the 1980s and grad school in the late 1980s and early 1990s–without needing student loans.  Today, college students must indebt themselves with student loans–unless their family is upper-middle class or rich.
  • Get unions out of our government and our schools so that pyramid-scheme pensions and retirement health plans can be replaced with 401 Ks and health savings accounts.  And so that lousy government workers and lousy teachers (and lousy administrators) can be easily fired, and good government workers and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Use second-chance schools and online education for unruly children.  Give every child three chances per year to behave, then boot them out to the last-chance schools and, if necessary, then to online education.  Every year, give every student a fresh slate and three more chances to succeed. Failing to educate some of our unruly children is far better than failing to educate 30-60% of our children. (I would like to see us use Judge Judy Sheindlin’s idea of requiring parents to prove that their children are attending school regularly in order to claim them as dependents on income tax forms.)
  • Give our classrooms back to our teachers so that they can be creative, adapt to the needs of each classroom, write their own curriculum, set their own rules, and discipline unruly students.  Let new teachers and new administrators learn from good teachers and good administrators.
  • Get rid of tenure so that bad teachers (and bad administrators) can be easily fired. and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Get politics and ideology out of grade schools and middle schools. Parents–not teachers–should be the first to influence our children’s beliefs. Those teachers who want to create more Democrats or Republicans or Libertarians or vegetarians should have more of their own children or, preferably, adopt.
  • Teach U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments in all of our schools. America has no unifying dream that brings us together in a common goal, because most of us don’t even know America’s history much less its foundation.  (The rewriting of American history had a noble purpose:  It enabled historians to include or elevate voices that had been silenced or diminished throughout America’s history. But for the past 30 years, the rewriting of American history has devolved into the dis-teaching of American history in our schools, and into the Liberals’ and mainstream media’s intentionally elevating Liberal voices and silencing contemporary voices, particularly conservative voices of people of color, young adults, and working women–thereby aiding Liberals in their false narrative, “Conservatives are a bunch of old, irrelevant white men and middle-aged housewives.” I believe, silencing another’s voice is as vile today as when it was being done to women of all color, native Americans, African-American slaves, Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Asian immigrants, etc. Yet far-Left Democrats and mainstream media use this vile tactic every day in order to complete the dis-transformation of America; i.e., accomplish their agenda of reducing consumption and weakening America in order to redistribute her wealth and power in the world–a goal one would think they’ve accomplished by now).
  • Teach our children to be proud of America. For more than three decades, our schools have taught our children to be ashamed of America, because of awful wrongs committed by Americans who are dead. For almost 25 years, our universities and colleges have taught student teachers that all Caucasians are inherently racist (e.g., Critical Race Theory)–even though for more than three decades, the vast majority of American children of every race have emulated heroes who’re usually Black and, more recently, Hispanic. To right historical wrongs and to control the power structure in America in order to complete the dis-transformation of America, the far Left and the mainstream media have silenced and distorted the voices of the vast majority of Americans, who are not racists. Despicably, the far Left and the mainstream media have intentionally elevated the voices of racists or dredged up events that happened decades ago in order to prove that racism is rampant in America today. Over the past decade or so, Democrats and mainstream media have ridiculed and silenced the voices of conservatives, particularly conservatives of color, in order to redefine the Republican Party as a bunch of old, irrelevant white men; wacko, white anarchists; and middle-aged housewives.  How will Americans react when they finally realize that their country is on the brink of destruction because a relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals chose to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce consumption and redistribute America’s wealth and power to the world?
  • Teach our children how to compete.  When China is the world’s top superpower, it won’t be giving our children and future generations ribbons just for showing up. Our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren will work hard and sacrifice much if they’re to save America from becoming China’s footstool.
  • First and foremost, follow the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.  Leaders who violate the U.S. Constitution and its amendments are lazy, ignorant, corrupt, and/or sociopathic in their belief that they’ are above the Law.  No one should be allowed to stomp on the very foundation of our country–not even a President who’s doing end runs around Congress in order to amend his signature legislation, which he didn’t help craft much less read before he signed into law.

Personally, I believe our tax system needs to be overhauled in a manner that gets rid of most of the IRS and de-corrupts our leaders so that they can’t write tax loopholes for their good buddies:

  •  a low national sales tax or
  • a low, tiered, flat-tax system for individuals and businesses (with no tax deductions for anyone or anything; otherwise, within 10 years, we’ll have the same massive, corrupt tax code we have now).

Footnote 4:

CONSERVATIVES’ STRATEGY:

The Democrats, mainstream media, and liberal comedians speak with one voice, so no matter what message they’re delivering–even an intentionally false one–voters believe the message.

Conservatives haven’t even ensured that our poor and middle-class families have access to conservative voices on television.

Please phone your cable provider and your congressional leaders and demand that cable packages include FoxNews and all CSPAN channels because . . .

  •  FoxNews is the only television media that does not censor conservative voices, and
  • CSPAN channels are  taxpayer-funded–and yet the Republican-controlled House’s CSPAN channel is blocked in some cable packages.

Fiscal conservatives must speak in one loud, clear voice that cannot be misinterpreted, redefined, or silenced by others:

  • Give Americans a dream that will unite us, motivate us, and move us forward (e.g., saving America which is the only dream right now that can save us all.  America has little time left for politicians to fix our fiscal mess–before China begins to determine our destiny:  The week of October 14, 2013, marked the second stage of China, its trading partners, and our allies’ firewalling their economies against the U.S. dollar and debt (see “China and U.S. allies Firewall Themselves Against U.S. Dollar and Debt”).
  • If Democrats continue to lie to Americans about America’s fiscal crisis, then educate Americans about the relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals who’ve chosen to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce our consumption and redistribute our power and wealth to the world.
  • Better explain that Republicans are not against revenue increases; Republicans gave Obama $640 billion in new revenue this year.  Republicans are for implementing spending cuts before allowing Democrats to raise everyone’s taxes.
  • To save our country and get its spending under control, politicians must cut waste, fraud, and abuse; get rid of obsolete, redundant, and wasteful programs and agencies; and cut or reform entitlement programs.
  • Americans need the Treasury to change how GDP is calculated; i.e., exclude government spending from GDP calculations–except for what we pay on the U.S. debt.  Including government spending as part of our GDP calculation only encourages math-challenged, commonsense-challenged politicians to spend more on pork and entitlements in order to raise our GDP as well as to misplace billions, waste trillions, and suck more trillions from the private sector in order to grow Big Government even bigger.
  • In order to increase tax revenues and to reduce America’s consumption, Democrats want a federal tax on all of our assets, similar to the  local governments’ property tax.
  • Government should provide financial aid to only those who can’t help themselves–rather than the U.S. government’s systematic crippling of all Americans, so that we limit our dreams to what our government will allow us to have. (More and more “government crippling” will happen as programs are means tested and the non-recipients must pay for services whose prices are set by government’s deep pockets rather than by supply, demand, and competition.)
  • We should let supply, demand, and competition set the market’s prices–rather than letting our government limit competition (e.g., insurance companies can’t compete across state lines) and rather than letting government’s deep pockets artificially raise prices as has happened with student tuition (due to student grants and loans) and healthcare (due to Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obamacare). Because of decades of stagnant wages, our tuition and healthcare prices should be very low–not artificially high.
  • President Obama and the Democrats–not Republicans–shut down the government and made the 13% government shutdown look like Armageddon to the world, putting our economy and our national security at risk, so that Democrats can win more elections in 2014 and control both house of Congress in 2015-16, thereby fulfilling the Democratic dream of cutting consumption and redistributing America’s power and wealth to the world.

NOTE ON OBAMACARE:

Some Democrats cite statistics revealing that healthcare costs have dropped for since the passage of Obamacare. They’re lying.

Democrats ignore that the declines in healthcare costs are due to insurance companies hiking policy prices, deductibles, and co-pays so much over the past three years in anticipation of Obamacare’s new regulations that millions of insured Americans can’t afford to use their healthcare policies.  Instead, millions of Americans are delaying or not seeking treatment and are not filling prescriptions ( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/us/a-limit-on-consumer-costs-is-delayed-in-health-care-law.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 ; http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/26/news/economy/health-care-cost/index.html ).

It’s critical that Americans understand that Obamacare . . .

  • redistributes healthcare so that only America’s elite will receive excellent or even good medical care–as indicated by the 36,000 jobs added by private hospitals and the 41,000 jobs cut by public hospitals so far this year ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/13/hospital-job-cuts/2947929/ ), by the Obamacare insurance policies that don’t cover certain life-saving tests and treatments and have high deductibles  and co-pays,  and by the myriad doctors who are refusing to treat Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare patients;
  • is another form of corporate welfare program (i.e., enriches insurance companies, and corporations that dump most or all of their employees onto the healthcare exchanges);
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement program that’s bankrupting America; and
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement system that help re-elect Democrats who put their own self-interests before America’s.
  • What Americans like about Obamacare could have easily been included in a few simple laws that help some Americans–rather than the Obamacare behemoth that hurts all us except, of course, our elite, our government leaders and their employees, and Big Business.

I personally believe, Republicans should have raised the debt ceiling and done a continuing resolution to fund the entire government–immediately after Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster which educated Americans about how Obamacare is damaging our economy, is turning us into a part-time nation, will be the tipping-point entitlement that will bankrupt  our nation; and ultimately will hurt the healthcare of millions of middle class families. Senators Crus, Mike Lee, Mario Rubio, and Rand Paul were heroic messengers who elevated the conservative message. Allowing Obama to shut down the government enabled Democrats and mainstream media to trash the conservative heroes’ message and then blame them for the shutdown and avert everyone’s attention from the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

But what’s done is done.  It’s time to speak with one voice and provide workable solutions to the most critical problems.

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