The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party!!!

Lisa Benson's politcal cartoon today found online at really cracked me up. It became the anthem for today's Tea Party celebration. I think the only thing I'd change is to make the guy on the bow Obama, the chief pirate.

Nacilbupera, like many others, was unable to attend a Tea Party today because we are working hard to earn enough money to support our families AND pay our taxes while still giving back to our communities.

Nacilbupera is outraged at the Democratic-controlled US Congress. They have frivolously spent TRILLIONS left and right. This out of control spending will result in future severe inflation and devaluation of the dollar. Worst yet, many of the politicians who got us into this mess such as Barney Frank through his promoting home loans to those who couldn't afford it shrug off responsibility and accountiblity for their actions. (hey hey ho ho Barney Frank has got to go!!!)

But Congress is not solely culpable. Now that Nacilbupera as let Obama have some time in office without criticism, it is time to speak loud and clear: Obama your signing these massive spending bills rates you (so far) as the worst president in modern history. But then again I wasn't surprised because you had no executive experience and your ideals come from a far left socialist agenda.

It is at this time that Nacilbupera gives our support to an alternative plan, a better way:

(1) For the first time in our life, Nacilbupera gives support to the Fair Tax (see The 16th amendment needs to be repealed and IRS abolished. There is no defense for the status quo when Treasury Secretary "Tax Cheat" Geithner can't even get it right. The Fair Tax will also enhance savings as taxes will be increased on consumption. There should be some control in the Fair Tax to prevent particularly those with higher incomes from spending a bulk of their incomes out of country to avoid tax but this is so much better than what we have. Also we will reap a huge effeciency as we rid ourselves of a parasitical tax collecting sector of our economy and federal bureaucracy.

(2) Establish US Congressional term limits. maybe 3 or 4 terms for senator, 5 or 6 for representatives. The Congress is so concerned about controlling business that they are becoming too powerful. This modest proposal would help provide a check on Congress.

(3) Establish a federal balanced budget. Exceptions would include war approved by Congress and a majority vote by the people (its our money; we should have a say if we're going to suddenly spend more for some reason).

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