Knives and Long Noses in Congress
by Karen Kwiatkowski: Got
Night of the Long Knives refers to an internal political purge of
the national socialist party in Germany in the summer of 1934, whereby
the left wing was attacked and destroyed by the right wing.
We see this
scenario played out, in charade and tentatively, this week with
the President’s weekly message and the GOP response presented by
Virginia’s 6th District Representative, Bob Goodlatte.
On September 3rd, the President pleaded to an economically
shell-shocked nation about a
transportation spending bill held up in the Senate. In 2007,
when the transportation bill multiyear spending phenom was passed,
it was filled
with pork. The House sent the extension
to which Obama refers over to the Senate back in March, with
full Republican support, including a "Yea" vote enthusiastically
granted by GOP statist Mr. Goodlatte. The Senate has not acted yet,
and time’s a’ wastin’ on this bit o’ fat-packed stimulus.
whine. In all things spending, the GOP and the Democratic Party
are public frenemies, wholly devoted to each other to the bitter
gallows-on-the-horizon end. Our long knives event in the summer
of 2011 was a supercilious attack on the big state "left"
by the big state "right," and it ended in preserving the
good order of the status quo, as expected.
could be counted on, more borrowing was ensured. Again, Mr.
Goodlatte and most of his GOP comrades enthusiastically voted
for more, more, more! For the proles,
and livestock across this country, otherwise known as voters, citizens,
and Americans, the debt ceiling increase act was titled, "The
Budget Control Act." It budgeted nothing, it controlled nothing,
and it insults our intelligence. The political class likes the term
"no-brainer." But Mr. Obama, we the people mean that term
a little differently than you did in your address Saturday morning.
long knife charade of right statist block against the left statist
block has resulted in consolidation of the state. A solidification
of the clueless and corrupt, a fusion of blind bought-off bureaucrats
and the visionary vipers of the federal government who know what
is coming, and are getting theirs first. The republic is long gone.
Enter the GOP
response. It begins with jobs, and blames the President for spending
– when it is indeed the House of Representatives that holds and
controls the pursestrings. The GOP response is correct in pointing
our that excessive government is burdensome and kills private enterprise.
It is correct in noting that government spending (robbing both Peter
and Paul) is the most inefficient and counterproductive way to put
people to work. But then the GOP response goes all Pinocchio on
the people, with the finger-pointing at their hapless socialist
co-dependent in the White House.
the GOP response, the tenor shifts and the GOP nose grows visibly
larger. The proposed Balanced Budget Amendment proposal is brought
up, out of nowhere. The BBA is toothless, unwise and un-conservative
as written, and ultimately unratifiable, and everyone in Washington
the lies? Because the proles and trolls like to hear that "something
will be done" about the
excessive unsustainable borrowing. This borrowing habit has
made serfs of all Americans, helots of our children, slaves of our
grandchildren. Yet Congress cannot help itself. A Congress that
could not even hold the line from borrowing two more trillion dollars
in July, now claims that it can truly, really, honestly this time
we will, balance the budget if only they could vote for a law, a
toothless one at that, and then if, over the next 6-9 years,
three-fourths of the states could accept this amendment to the Constitution
– an amendment that would eat into their own degree of federal aid,
loans, grants and subsidies while guaranteeing increased taxation
on the states’ citizens and tariffs on its exports.
Congress is happy that they have blamed everyone but themselves
for their reckless, impetuous, compulsive spending habits. Same-old,
same-old, and when questioned in coming years about the growing
and increasingly oppressive debt burden, Congressional Pinocchios
will continue to tell the people that it isn’t their fault.
columnist Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D. [send
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retired USAF lieutenant colonel, blogs occasionally at Liberty
and Power and The
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is currently running for Congress in Virginia's 6th district.
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