Elder Patriot – By and large Americans are a generous lot and those who seek to destroy our great capitalist engine have been, for more than a half century, taking advantage of that fact to collapse our economy.
Every feel good government program has inched us closer to economic armageddon. Decades of government spending that grossly exceeds revenues, coupled with policies that defy basic economic principles has brought the United States to the brink of disaster.
Make no mistake that the great successes that led to Americans’ prosperity, in comparison to the rest of the world, is due to the individual freedoms we enjoy and the capitalist system that lets the cream rise to the top. The rise of those best equipped to succeed creates an updraft of opportunities for those Americans who are less innovative, resourceful and/or motivated.
Globalists efforts to control ever more of the profits are undermined by both individual freedom and pure capitalism.
Now after a half century building this paradigm of profligate spending, we are witnessing a full-blown effort to collapse our economy. The goal of his opponents is to end Trump’s MAGA agenda and prevent him from completing the total destruction of the globalists’ design of turning Americans into Chinese serfs.
The plan, named Cloward-Piven after the husband and wife team that proposed it, was first made public by the two Columbia professors:
First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven (both longtime members of the Democratic Socialists of America, where Piven today is an honorary chair), the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
Against this backdrop, and fifty-plus years of conditioning Americans to dismiss debt ceiling increases as simply speed bumps to be passed without debate, we have amassed long term debt of $22T and an even greater shortfall for social security and medicare (both actuarially bankrupt with estimates of unfunded liabilities approaching $120T or more.
The Fed’s decision to raise interest rates 3% since Trump’s election has added a $660B annual burden to government expenditures, so far. Rising deficits and interest rates will only add to that amount.
Soon we’ll be spending more annually to carry our debt than our expenditures for our entire military – the primary reason our federal government exists in the first place.
Why do Americans accept politicians who have acted so recklessly with their money?
There’s no question that any first grader would tell you, continued unchecked, this is unsustainable. That’s a word leftists seem to understand very well except when it comes to Americans economic well being.
This becomes important as we look at the economic impact of the approaching caravans of illegal aliens winding its way through Central America and Mexico looking to access our welfare system.
Ami Horowitz embedded himself with one of the caravans and discovered, contrary to the heart-wrenching stories the media has been propagating about mothers with babies, that 90-95% of the migrants are young males.
Listen to them for yourself. They seek our jobs and access to our welfare, healthcare and educational systems. Our generosity turned against us.
Illegal immigrants already present direct costs to American taxpayers of $135B annually. That represents between 17-18% of our anticipated deficit this year. Eliminating this cost would not harm a single American?
Those who yearn for the days when Democrats and Republicans would find middle ground should ask themselves why both sides can’t agree on this issue.
The direct cost of $135B doesn’t not take into account the displacement of American workers who find themselves forced to accept government payouts to survive. Or, the broken families that result. Or, the crime. Or, …
He also discovers there is a network of United Nations and other agencies that are spending tens-of-millions not only to challenge U.S. sovereignty and overwhelm our immigration laws, but to further overwhelm our economy.
Perhaps pulling our funding from the U.N. – an agency that long ago revealed its anti-American agenda – could save taxpayers another $3B annually.
There is a vote to increase the debt ceiling coming soon. Does anyone believe that any other president would put his flag in the ground and risk public scorn that might come from a government shutdown by threatening to veto it? Certainly U.N. sock puppet Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have.
With Trump in possession of the pen, we at least have a shot. At worst, we can be assured that Trump will extract massive concessions (funding for the Wall, funding for the Space Force, etc.) for his signature.