Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Irresponsibility: The Hallmark Of Post-1980 American Abuse Of Wealth

This topic should be rather juicy and might raise some eyebrows...I sure hope so.

I specifically use the  year "1980" as a political paradigm shift... which began a concerted effort by the Neo-Conservatives in power to decimate and eventually destroy the U.S. middle class; while infecting America with incestuous and divisive anti-government memes.

1981, began the misguided "Neo-Conservative" effort to undo every progressive change (Since FDR) within U.S. government that had been the backbone of  building a huge middle class with high home ownership (1950 -1992)."The Reagan/Bush *Crime Family years" (1981-1993 and 2001-2009), many believe have caused the beginnings of an irreversible, systemic, economic chaos which has, in my opinion...totally evaporated...what was once known as "The U.S Middle Class American Dream".

There's a saying that states..."One can really find out a lot about someone by looking at their checkbook". I want to take that notion, and show how demonstrably irresponsible the U.S. has been in spending; and how she fails to live up to all the hype over America's staunchly touted idealism.....and see what we can all find out about....the misguided priorities within America's Super Power Checking Account.

Let's go through it....shall we?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_States_federal_budget

Sifting the data; as proportioned in the pie charts of last year's U.S.federal budget, you can clearly see the inordinate and perverse sense of insecurity and aggressiveness that is demonstrated by "Defense"...and of course, you must know by now, all the private corporations that salivate daily for "war profit". But, keep smiling...we haven't even begun to see the depth of, what I call; "wealth abuse".

Obviously, I cannot take the time to go through ALL the warped valuations and wasted, unscrupulous expenditures..ad nauseum...but I may be able; to highlight one or two "tell tale" signs of the "top down from the few" budget bias that always "trickles up" to the almighty, taxpayer funded, bloated, hypocritical "Entitlists".

All those billion dollar, ethically debatable, corporate contracts; that simply; do not materialize any tangible economic benefit ("trickle down")..to "We The Average People's"...quality of life....
Can we get scammed here good...or what?.....was that a gasp?

Just think of all the bullet trains, metro rails, van pools, etc.; that there would have greatly improved the ever declining, U.S. Urban quality of life  by now...had there not been the staggering *840% gap between ....GIANT DEFENSE ....and teeny dept. of transportation.....are you crying yet?

And, just think....if we ONLY had as many schools as shopping malls.....yeah ...like ....fer sure...dood...that did not just bum and harsh me bro....but seriously; even if I combine both the Depts.of Education and Housing and Urban Development ....there is still a whopping 700% "defense gap" ....(hello illiteracy and homelessness...goodbye "middle class").....are those; tears that I see?

I am enjoying this, but..I have clearly made my point clear...no?

Because of the extensive volumes of written word on "Wealth and Poverty"....it is easy to find many wise sayings and quotes from many different religions to choose from. I am going to quote from the Bible; mainly because of the volume and scope of this universal issue.

Also, because of the ubiquitous, "America, the moral Christian Nation" platitude...that most of us are "fed up" with; I thought that this would be a good place to "pound the last nail in the coffin" of this tired, veritable "tripe" that is passed off as "gospel"......I know, I know...hypocrisy smells horrible...doesn't it?

I am here to "freshen the air" and restore some sanity to this issue....in this post. I promise...

Here's a good cross section of Holy Scripture:

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? ... (Psalm 15:1)

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15:5)

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. (Psalm 34:10)

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:24

A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. (Psalm 37:16)

Matthew 6:19, 20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

After reading, the above scripture...now; all we have to do is ask the right questions....

Does this level of the standard of morality; which is outlined in Scripture...in ANY way seem...AT ALL...anywhere.. equivalent...to all the hyped-up, zealous bigotry that is heard blasting from the bastions of False "Conservative" Rhetoric?

Also, if there is....some "Texas Tea Party Utopian Paradise of Wealth"....that we ALL need to aspire to attain someday....and we ALL should be involved in playing the same game of "musical-chair-run-over-your-grandmother-at-any-cost" style of "shark tank" capitalism...how can this prevailing attitude of greed square with what Jesus said in Scripture?

PHEWWW!...that's without any doubt; the longest "sentence" that I have ever written! I think I'm done here.

* In 2010, the U.S. allocated 8.4 times the money for "Defense" than for U.S. Transportation; exacerbating its failure to provide nationwide fast rail as an alternative to the dinosaur auto.

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