By A. M. Johnson
August 06, 2011
Thank you for contacting me regarding the debt ceiling negotiations. I appreciate hearing from you and having an opportunity to respond.
For decades (YOUR FATHER BEING ONE OF THEM! AND NOW YOU) our government has been spending more than it brings in and then borrowing huge sums of money to make up the difference. Our nation borrows 40 cents of every dollar it spends. This practice has driven our federal budget deficit to unprecedented levels and set the stage for an important debate about our nation's spending. (SO WHAT IS SO TERRIBLE AS TO STOP THE SPENDING BY FREEZING CURRENT LEVELS OF THAT OF 2008, THE LAST YEAR THERE WAS A BUDGET PRESENTED? BY GOVERNMENTAL BUDGET OFFICE ESTIMATES THIS FREEZE WOULD CONSTITUTE A 9 TRILLION REDUCTION.)
On August 2, 2011, I voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011, a bipartisan deficit reduction plan that allows the U.S. Treasury to pay America's debts and obligations and begins to implement necessary fiscal reforms to right our country's financial course.(I BEG TO DIFFER. CURRENT INCOMING TAX FUNDS WILL ALLOW FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE DEBT INTEREST, SSN,MILITARY, MEDICARE, AND MEDICAID. THE CHALLENGE CONGRESS,(YOU) IS AVOIDING IS HOW TO DISTRIBUTE THE REMAINING DOLLARS TO THE VAST NUMBER OF FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS (READ WELFARE!)The bill initially reduces the federal deficit by $917 billion over the next 10 years by mandating that current spending is cut and future spending is capped,($91 BILLION A YEAR WHEN YOU ARE SPENDING 4 BILLION A DAY!)requires Congress to vote on a balanced budget amendment before the end of 2011, and locks in a process to further reduce the deficit by a minimum of $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years.
The bill establishes a Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction that is tasked with recommending at least $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction measures. A majority of the committee may recommend any measure to improve the federal government's short-term and long-term fiscal situation, which would be subject to an up or down vote by the House of Representatives and the Senate.( I AGAIN PROTEST THAT THIS IS ABSURD AND CONVOLUTED ACTION THAT ALLOWS A SUPER COMMITTEE MADE UP OF BIASED PARTIES TO IN EFFECT, BE THE CONGRESS. YOU WERE ELECTED AS INDIVIDUALS TO STAND AND DELIVER, DEBATE AND VOTE ON THE QUESTION ON AN OPEN FLOOR, NOT VOTE UP OR DOWN ON DECISIONS MADE IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, MUCH AS THIS BUDGET DEFICIT WAS HANDLED PER CALVIN WOODWARD's AP NEWS ARTICLE).
I will study any recommendations made by the committee to ensure they are the best and most responsible fiscal reforms possible in our current budget environment. "If the Joint Select Committee's recommendations are not enacted, automatic reductions in spending would occur, but those automatic reductions would not apply to certain programs, including Social Security, Medicaid, and veterans' programs." (NOT MY UNDERSTANDING. THESE ARE ALL IN PLAY UNDER THE INTERPRETATION THE DEMOCRATS ARE CHANTING AND I BELIEVE THEM AS THERE IS A LACK OF POLITICAL WILL ON THE PART OF NOT ONLY YOU RINOs, BUT ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL FEARFUL FOR THEIR RE-ELECTION CHANCES.)
In exchange for reducing the federal deficit by $2.1-2.4 trillion between 2012 and 2021, the President will have the ability to request an increase in the debt limit by an equal amount. I believe raising the debt ceiling was important because a default by the U.S. Government could have undermined the global financial system,(.FALSE!, THE STOCK MARKET TODAY IS NOT REFLECTING A LACKADAISICAL RESPONSE TO RAISING THIS ADDITIONAL DEBT -DOWN OVER 500 POINTS) creating economic chaos here at home and weakening our credibility internationally. This could have had real and significant impacts on every Alaskan's pocketbook by decreasing the value of the dollar and increasing the cost of borrowing for homes, cars, and education.(NOW HERE IS THE TRUE BULL FEATHERS OF THE ARGUMENT! THE DOLLAR WAS DECEASED IN VALUE BY THE INCREASED BORROWING WHICH IS REPRESENTED IN THE PRINTING OF DOLLARS WITHOUT ANY BACKING BUT 'GOOD FAITH' OF WHICH YOU'RE BEING THE EXAMPLE, IS VERY SCARY. THERE IS NO BASIS FOR YOUR STATEMENT OF CAUSE. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO COST MORE. AS THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR IS DECEASED. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE YOUR BLIND EYES OPEN AND YOUR CLOSED MIND TO ACCEPT THAT AS A NATION WE ARE BROKE? WHEN YOU ARE BROKE, YOU STOP SPENDING WHAT YOU DO NOT HAVE. THE CREDIT CARD (CHINA) WILL DEMAND PAYMENT WITH A INTEREST INCREASE. WHEN THAT INTEREST IS INCREASED TO ENCOURAGE MORE BORROWING, THEN ALASKANS WILL REALLY PAY MORE FOR HOMES, CARS, AND EDUCATION.)
I am encouraged (I AM DISCOURAGED )that we are(NOT) making real and substantial progress towards instituting fiscal restraint and restoring our economic security, and I will continue to work to find ways (HIS MESS HELL, LADY, YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR WAY TO THE WOMAN'S ROOM MUCH LESS HOW TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE SITUATION YOU PARTICIPATED IN!) to address the difficult financial choices we will have to make in the future. As Congress continues to address fiscal matters, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind. (YOU NEVER HAVE IN THE PAST, AND AS A FOR INSTANCE, RECENTLY YOU MADE A PUBLIC PRONOUNCEMENT THAT "YOUR CONSTITUENTS WERE ASKING CONGRESS TO "FIX THIS", INFERRING COMPROMISE. WELL, I ASKED YOU STOP THE SPENDING. WAS I THE ONLY PERSON WHO ASKED THAT? I DOUBT IT. HOWEVER, UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTITUENCIES WHO VOTED YOU IN TO YOUR OFFICE, I CLEARLY UNDERSTAND.
IN CLOSING, AS I PREPARE THIS RESPONSE, I HEAR ON THE TV NEWS, THAT 600 NEW STRANGLING REGULATIONS ARE BEING PUT INTO PLACE DURING THIS RECESS PERIOD, AT A COST PROJECTED TO BE $10,000,000,000.00 (TEN BILLION DOLLARS)
CONGRATULATIONS ON A WONDERFUL JOB-NOT!
About: "STILL A CONCERNED SENIOR CITIZEN FOR THE FUTURE OF MY GRAND AND GREAT GRAND CHILDREN. GOD HELP THEM!"
Received August 04, 2011 - Published August 06, 2011
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