REPUBLICAN MANTRA

There is one appropriate response to almost every political proposal or campaign speech coming from the Democratic Party: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day![i]

When Democrats propose new government-funded jobs to buy our way out of economic malaise, answer: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When they argue that the trillions of dollars spent on TARP and Obama’s Stimulus simply were not enough and trillions more are needed, answer: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When they refuse to even vote on Cut, Cap & Balance in the Senate, yell: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When they complain that political deadlock caused by Tea Party members in Congress caused the credit downgrade answer: No!  It was the failure to pass a credible plan to control the national debt which, if they haven’t noticed, is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

As the past credit downgrade damages our economy—and when even worse damage comes from inevitable future downgrades—make sure voters get the message it is because: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When they refuse to consider repealing the hugely expensive Obamacare, argue: Our
national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When the Administration undertakes new wars without even consulting Congress, say: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When environmental activists demand more business crippling regulations and massive subsidies for near useless programs, refuse to go along by reminding them: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When we are shown an endless parade of those who are so far from being able to care for themselves that only vast federal subsidies will save them, respond kindly and gently: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When banks or car companies plead for another bail-out, refuse with the explanation: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When we are told we must not only continue to have a virtually open border with Mexico, but also must educate and provide health care for millions who are in the country illegally, inform their representatives: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

When they refuse to support a Balanced Budget Amendment, campaign against them by saying: Our national debt is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!

National debt is like a cancer.  Unrestrained federal spending saps the economic strength of the nation just as cancer saps the strength of its victims.  Tax dollars go from potentially productive private use to near useless government use.  The economic strength of the nation is diverted to buying votes for ever more extravagant legislators.  The disastrous end isn’t  immediate, just as there is a period when the cancer thrives in the host body and, from the cancer’s point of view, all is well.  But as the cancer grows and consumes an ever greater portion of the body’s vitality, the host will die—unless very strong chemo and radiation therapy is used to kill the cancer.  The call for compromise and balance on controlling our run-away national debt is like the cancer calling for compromise and balance on the part of the oncologist so that its past growth can continue unabated.  Compromise with cancer is an invitation for death.  Compromise to approve anything but a credible path forward to eliminate our gigantic debt is an invitation to ruin.  Our national debt  is increasing 4.1 billion dollars every single day!


[i] http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=12039 (September 5, 2011)  CBO estimated federal
deficit for 2011 is $1.5 trillion or $4,109,589,041 per day.

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3 Responses to REPUBLICAN MANTRA

  1. tukopamoja says:

    I think this is a great point, as government spending can be overwhelming. BUT I’m surprised we would restrict this to democratic proposals. I was just looking at government spending growth per year between 2000 and 2008 (George W. Bush) and 2008 and 2011 (Barack Obama), and the respective annual growth rates are 8.1% versus 5.2%. It seems to me this is a cross-party issue, no?

  2. Elwood Zaugg says:

    John, you are right on. Things must change or government death is sure.
    Keep up this good work.

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