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GrokTV Special Interview-Rick Parent (Cand, Congress NH-CD1)-Question 7: Budget is $1T out of balance; What gets cut?

It is clear that a major part of Rick Parent‘s concern is that of the gobsmacking debt that our “leaders” (both Democrat and Republican) have run up in our names (and wallets) – $16 Trillion and now over 100% of our GDP (a “red zone” on a gauge of OK, caution, and “Danger, Will Robinson!”).  …

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Data Point – Interest payments on slope to exceed DoD budget

Liberals and Progressives have, for years, said that we have to decrease spending on defense and spend it on more important things – don’t think that they meant debt payments.  Sorry, but you guys, in the end, are going to be the ones that screwed your own social programs. (H/T: Weekly Standard)

Isn’t there anyone out there with their hands out for more, realize that the Feds are broke? Even bicyclists want more?

Ugh. I went to Grokster Mike’s St. Patrick’s Day get together last nite and on the long trip down on WBZ, there was a little blurb about yet another group looking for yet another handout from the Federal Government.  But first, some back ground as to my disgust: Our Federal debt has now exceeded our …

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AFP Defending the Dream – How Federal Spending is Bankrupting America

Grok readers are probably wondering how such a discussion could be held without Mark Steyn, but there was plenty of erudition and humor on display at this excellent panel discussion. (Disclosure – I have their books, and have met them all – great people!) First, the panel members: Paul Teller, Executive Director of the Republican …

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Jeanne Shaheen: “Porking” Those Tax Increases Down Our Throats

  “If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation …” —Rush Limbaugh Today’s Union Leader Editorial, entitled, “Free Cops!” points once again to the ills of  having a big-government Democrat like Jeanne Shaheen serving the Granite State in the U.S. Senate. Like her liberal counterpart, former Congressperson …

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Would You Suck Twice as Hard for Half as Much?

This particualr faerie story center around three graphs from the Government Printing Office (GPO). Not the fed, the treasury, or even some fruit-loop left wing think tank, but the GPO. The GPO prints stuff, and answers to the Executive branch. So right out of the toy-box we have to question these partisan stills, presented as they are in a partisan manner, bearing guestimated facts and assumptions, with no basis in reality