What is clear to most at this point is that this Administration- and Dems in general- are in denial.

Months ago, Moody’s warned that the AAA credit rating of the U.S. was in jeopardy because of the ever growing national debt. Finally, S&P dropped the credit rating from AAA to AA+, largely in reaction to Washington’s failure to actually address the debt and cut spending in the debt ceiling debates.  In the run up to, and during, the debt ceiling debate, the country witnessed obstruction, denial and obfuscation to the issue of out of control spending and the debt. From pResidential threats of veto at any attempt to constrain the Whine House’s ability to spend this nation into oblivion, to Dem Senatorial procedural shenanigans  intended to prevent Washington from being held accountable- we saw the Dems throw everything but the kitchen sink- and a fiscal plan- at the process in order to obstruct any attempt at actually controlling and reducing out-of-control spending.

When the dreaded downgrade happened, as predicted, the markets and the populace reacted negatively, as predicted. While the Whine House hid, Turbo Timmy deployed, denying the Administration was in any way responsible or accountable for the downgrade, as predicted. When the pResident did finally show his face, some 96 hours later, he denied responsibility, deflected blame to others, and asked for increased spending- thus reinforcing the reasons why S&P downgrade in the first place. This too, was expected, if not predicted.

Clearly, based on the size and pace of growth of our national debt and the reaction of Washington to the credit downgrade, it is obvious that Washington is addicted to spending. For them, every problem has a million, billion, or now trillion dollar solution. Education suffering? Throw more money at it, because it couldn’t possibly be a student/teacher accountability problem. Obviously, this flies in the face of why places like New York and New Jersey, which account for the highest in spending per student (just over $13,000), are at the bottom nationwide for SAT rankings while Missouri and Colorado are near the top (~ $8,700 per student). What about sky high unemployment? Obviously we need more unemployment benefits, because that’s what creates jobs. Of course, if this theory had any bearing whatsoever, why is the unemployment growing instead of shrinking?

Liberals need to come to the realization that it is their policies, their premises, their ideology that is destroying this nation. And some are seeing the light, though they are fighting it with their every breath.

No, Washington is addicted to spending, thus I propose a 12 step program for getting Washington off the pipe and into the financial wagon of fiscal responsibility.

 

  • Step 1We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable

 

Managing a $14.5 trillion dollar debt, whose interest payments alone amount to more than $200 billion a year. By 2017, they’re expected to be some $630 billion. Clearly, this is unmanageable.

 

  • Step 2Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

 

There is a power greater than Washington that can restore order to the system- its called the Constitution of the United States of America. A novel idea that, the federal government returning to the articulated limits specified in the founding document and the states returning to their proper place in our FEDERAL system.

 

  • Step 3Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God

 

This is Conservatism. Liberals will bemoan the seperastion clause- which they misinterpret in the first place- but this isn’t about the establishment of some state religion. It’s about returning to the founding premise of this nation- individual responsibility and accountability in their pursuit of life, liberty and the happiness. Focus on the family, what’s right and wrong, and holding ourselves accountable.

 

  • Step 4Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

 

We’ve begun this transition. November 2010 was the first step. The awakening of the Tea Party and a return to founding principles will help us get to the next inventory- November 2012.

 

  • Step 5Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

 

The near government shutdown really opened this debate, but the debt ceiling made it mainstream. There are sincere efforts to address spending right now specifically because the Conservatives refused to let the issue lie dormant any longer.

 

  • Step 6Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

 

November 2012, which inevitably will lead to January 20, 2013- The End of an Error.

 

  • Step 7Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings

 

See step 6.

 

  • Step 8Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all

 

Generation X, and the Millenials as well as future generations will accept the apology when a sincere effort is made and put in place. Until then, Baby Boomers deserve nothing but unmitigated hate and disgust for the financial pedophilia they’ve inflicted on future generations.

 

  • Step 9Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others

 

At this point, it is hard to see this as possible, but massive and significant changes to entitlements will be a start. They should really start immediately, but seeing how Baby Boomers and Accountability are mutually exclusive ideals, this just isn’t likely.

 

  • Step 10Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it

 

This is 2012 beyond. We have to maintain an active role in the politics of this nation, holding ALL representatives accountable EVERY time they are up for reelection.

 

  • Step 11Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out

 

Live, eat, breath the Constitution, recognizing it’s limitations on the Federal Government and respecting those limits. Everyone bemoans financial greed, but it is political greed that got us into this situation.

 

  • Step 12Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs

It’s out of order, but that is exactly what the Tea Party is. A spiritual awakening towards the founding principles of our nation, recognizing the wisdom of the founders and the structural pillars of this nation.

 

 

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