national debt

Data Point – Record taxes through August 2017

by Skip September 17, 2017

Running Government beyond our means?  The kicker: “At the same time that the federal government was collecting a record $2,966,172,000,000 in tax revenues, it was spending $3,639,882,000,000—and, thus, running a deficit of $673,711,000,000.” Yet, a deal was made last week to put no limit on the Debt Ceiling – the first day after the bill was […]

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Data Point – Federal spending breaks $400 Billion / month

by Skip July 15, 2017

Real monthly federal spending topped $400 billion for the first time in June, when the Treasury spent a record 428,894,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. Prior to June, the record for federal spending in a single month was held by March 2017, when the Treasury spent approximately $392,816,000,000. As the Treasury was spending a […]

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Data Point – 2017 Federal Budget

by Skip March 16, 2017

Remember to put this into context – we, as a country, are $20 Trillion in the hole: $61,000/person.  Already, Statists everywhere are doing the “Every dollar is sacred; people will DIE if programs are cut!!!!” dance, shimmy, and screaming meemies. Get used to it.  You want some of these programs (like the National Endowment for […]

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Data Point – TEA Party effect?

by Skip January 26, 2017

SHOT: IF YOU LOOK AT THIS CHART, YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE IMPACT OF THE TEA PARTY IN 2010: Federal Debt Projected To Grow $10 Trillion Over Next Decade. And yet it only reduced the growth of the debt from catastrophic to awful. CHASER: All of Washington seems to be in cardiac arrest over the news […]

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I guess the multi-millionaire and the multi-billionaire don’t think this is a problem

by Skip July 30, 2016

With nada from Hillary and rather little from Trump, I guess that having the Political Class spending us into over $19 Trillion in national debt is a problem. How come we don’t hear more from either of these two chuckleheads that this financial situation is “unsustainble”? (H/T: Instapundit)

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$20,000,000,000,000 National debt

by Skip March 31, 2016

Steve had a cute small but slashing post a bit ago: We are all ‘Children’ to Their Government When a progressive says “it’s for the children,” we picture kids. Considering how they’d like government to treat “grown-ups,” I think they are referring to everyone not just children under the age of “x.” I think this comment […]

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Data Point – Hillary’s campaign promises would increase Fed Govt spending by 30%

by Skip December 12, 2015

It’s not enough that we’re $18+ Trillion in the hole as a nation – Hillary’s proposed new spending would hike the approximate $4 Trillion yearly by spending by an additional $1.2 Trillion (image). And not once has she willing said, in detail, where this new money would come from.  And she has ducked every question […]

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Thank you, NH junior US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) for voting for this enabling legislation

by Skip November 3, 2015

The U.S. national debt jumped $339 billion on Monday, the same day President Obama signed into law legislation suspending the debt ceiling.  That legislation allowed the government to borrow as much as it wants above the $18.1 trillion debt ceiling that had been in place. The website that reports the exact tally of the debt […]

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Oh yeah: National Debt Ceiling is coming up

by Skip October 21, 2015

The national debt ceiling is maxed out and the vote is coming up on whether to increase it.  I’ve already heard / read that a bill may be getting ready that duplicates the Iran Nuke bill but for the debt – again, the Congress may totally toss out its power and responsibilities and hand Obama […]

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Hmm, and where would this be in the Constitution?

by Skip September 9, 2015

31. Belittle all forms of American culture… 32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs… 40. Discredit the family as an institution 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding […]

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Hillary – lots of “Freedom from want and Freedom from fear” – an Alynsky / socialist’s wet dream

by Skip June 26, 2015

Remember this political video of Hillary passing out presents?  From 2008 when she lost to King Obama; sitting there all pretty like and an attitude of “look at ALL the pretty things I will give you when you give me your votes”: It’s as if she knew then how rich she and Bill were going […]

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Data Point – National debt per person

by Skip March 17, 2015

We can blame both Democrats and Republicans for this slow rolling, man-made disaster that is essentially stealing our kids and grandkids’ futures from them. (H/T: Daily Signal)

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Data Point: Obama’s policies are turning us into Venezuela

by Skip February 4, 2015

Even as Obama crows about the deficit (annual) being cut in half (like that’s supposed to be hard, given he started at over a Trillion), the National Debt keeps going up. And that debt requires debt servicing – and that is real money too. Currently, the government’s interest costs are around $200 billion a year, […]

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Kelly Ayotte: “Here to support Thad!”

by Skip June 12, 2014

Big Government reports on US Senators banding together to support, not the best candidate possible, but to keep their collective butts in those high paying seats in the US Senate.  Our very own Jr. US Senator Kelly Ayotte seemingly is on board with this. I guess this means that she’s gone DC – the “business as […]

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DC Republicans caved: talking “Limited Govt” but giving up on “Unlimited Spending”

by Skip February 12, 2014

What are we doing? Why are the leaders of our party—the party that is supposed to stand for balanced budgets and fiscal sanity—giving up on the fight? Why did our party’s leadership essentially caucus with the Democrats in order to work against us? 2010 was the year that the TEA Party fed furor over the […]

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I would be a hypocrite if I did NOT post this about NH State Senator Jeb Bradley

by Skip February 9, 2014

It’s been a long day and I am just getting to listen to WMUR’s Close Up.  Our official motto is: Spank’em when they’re wrong and Thank’em when they’re right. Bradley is right and I thank him, when he said he’s put a bill in to stem the leaks in the present Highway Fund that allows […]

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I got little tonite ‘cept a quick thought on the DC Republicans returning a victory to Customer Service

by Skip December 10, 2013

…and seeing a beaming Harry Reid and Obama on the other side of the counter.  After all, by not fighting hard and not throwing sand into the gear works, Democrats have now flipped the ideological bent of the DC Court of Appeals with Reid’s nuking of the filibuster – Obama will probably not have to […]

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Guest Post by NH State Rep JR Hoell: Vote NO on Medicaid Expansion, NH State Senator Dave Boutin

by Skip November 19, 2013

Dear Senator Boutin, I have been hearing from a number of our constituents, all of whom are asking us not to pass in any form, this expanded medicaid program that is being debated during this special session. As of tonight, I have seen no public statements, or emails showing that you are opposed to the […]

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Data Point – deficit, illustrated

by Skip October 21, 2013

I don’t care what side of the aisle you’re on – unless you are a very committed Socialist that wants America to collapse entirely (to give you a chance of rebuilding it in a Socialist society), this ought to be having you say “Oh Crap!”: Yet when a conservative hesitates before raising the debt ceiling, […]

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Quick Thought: “All your money belongs to us!”

by Skip October 15, 2013

Once again, running behind!  This Sunday’s Meet The Press had this gaffe (accidentally telling the truth) said by Senator Dick Durban (Progressive -Il): “…for goodness sake, we have a tax code that takes out $1.3 Trillion out of the economy, out of the Treasury I should say, each year and in that we can’t find […]

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The Federal office of DEBT – Part 2

by Skip September 11, 2013

(H/T: Bankrupting America via Powerline)

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The Federal office of DEBT – Part 1

by Skip September 10, 2013

(H/T: Bankrupting America via Powerline)

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How your public servants view your money – The Fourth Quarter!

by Skip July 28, 2013

To be honest, this happens in the private sector too – end of the fiscal quarter.  The difference, however, is that the private sector is limited by that dreaded “profit motive” – which puts a lid on spending.  Public Sector – I have watched it at the local level, the country level, the State level […]

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FacePalm moment: why didn’t *I* think of this!

by Skip July 15, 2013

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — (…) And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account — to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day — because only […]

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Well, given the performance of the former NH Congressmen, can’t say I blame him

by Skip May 22, 2013

By that, we supposedly put two Republican mens’ butts into US House Representatives chairs with one and only one main major mission – cut the spending.  Each time a Continuing Resolution showed up that could have stopped the national madness that has been adding to the National debt, they folded on their promises and folded […]

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Speaking of Lunatics – would ignore a Debt Shark?

by Skip January 4, 2013

(H/T: Powerline)

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Lunatics? To NOT spend more than what the US can repay?

by Skip January 4, 2013

$16 Trillion for our national debt.  A whole ton of money, which I’m not entirely sure that IF (and that is a mighty BIG IF) our CongressCritters and President were truly serious about our financial affairs, we could pay back in any kind of reasonable time frame.  But actions to date have proven that Obama […]

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Quotes worthy of note….

by Tim Condon December 28, 2012

“Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute calculates that Greece owes 875 percent of GDP for unfunded liabilities; the United States owes 911 percent, or almost twice as much as France at 549 percent.”  —Mark Steyn Are we broke?

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Yeah, Obama is REALLY protecting the kiddies, isn’t he?

by Skip December 22, 2012

  Who else, in his mind, is better qualified to spend their future now then he? (H/T: Mac)

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An indictment of America’s political class

by Tim Condon December 22, 2012

Bill Whittle speaking on America’s current political leadership: “The stockpile of wealth that it has taken over 200 years to accumulate has been spent. The miserable, unserious, criminally negligent, incompetent, immoral, reprehensible, traitorous, swine have spent every last gold coin in America’s former mountain of wealth. And they haven’t stopped.” From Afterburner. Well. Worth. Watching.

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