Monday, January 14, 2013

At some point it will run out... right?

Will the United States Government ever just run out of money? Nah... They can just keep printing more right?

It's crazy to me how the government just keeps spending and spending and spending. No business and no person could be so far in debt and continue to spend but somehow the government manages to keep spending.

What's frustrating is they can't work together to find a way to at least slow down the spending.

I know when my money is running out my wife and I find lots of ways to cut back and make sure we have enough money to last until the next check.

It's not that hard folks... really. 

Just suck it up a little.

I don't mind paying a little more in taxes so long as the people handling the money are a lot more responsible with it.

I don' agree very often with the political views of the President Obama very often. However, I do agree with him on this statement:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

Too bad that's from 2006....

He's not even close to singing the same tune today....

Flip Flopper.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Unable to make the connection

Gun Control seems to be the top news story and talk show topic these days. One side wants to keep all their guns and the other side wants to ban them. 

Personally, I believe in the Bill Of Rights. I believe in the 2nd Amendment. It's fundamental to our freedom. That's my belief.

However, I'm a rational person. I love debate. I am willing to listen to people I disagree with and hear them out on their point of view. So when it comes to those who want to ban guns, namely semi-automatic weapons, I'm listening for a good argument as to why we should allow such a law.

The one area where I can't seem to make a connection nor has anyone helped me to do so is this: 

How is banning assault weapons or placing extremely restrictive laws on purchasing a gun going to stop criminals from killing people with guns? You cannot not legislate morality. 

Drugs are illegal yet people use them every day. Even legal drugs are abused by people who shouldn't have them.

Please help me to understand how making it more restrictive and difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase guns is going to keep us safe from those who have a complete disregard for the law and will purchase weapons on the soon to emerge, weapons black market, should any such ban be put in place.

Like I said I can't make the connection... so what am I missing?