Or else what?
Or else the feds will be forced to increase taxes, slash Social Security, gut Medicare and Medicaid.
I agree with Ben and here's how we'll do it, without tossing Grandma and Grandpa overboard and telling the poor and disabled to get lost.
1) First, we put out of business the world's largest counterfeiting outfit, the Federal Reserve and save ourselves a tidy 300+ billion a year in interest paid to the private banking families that own and run the Fed.
There's no legitimate reason why we should have to pay shadowy, unknown characters 300+ billion a year for the privilege of borrowing OUR OWN MONEY.
Look at it this way: When you withdraw some of your money from your savings account, do you pay an unknown 3rd party a percentage of the money you withdrew? What, you say that's insane? I agree. And so is paying 300+ billion a year to complete strangers who have bilked this nation of trillions of dollars in 'interest' payments since 1913.
In return, we've got a dollar that was worth around 97 cents in 1913 that has been gutted to a measly 3 cents. And over 12 TRILLION in debt.... and we're subsidizing lavish lifestyles of some of the same SOB's that pushed this country off a cliff.
Such a deal!
2) Put the Pentagon on a diet. Since 9/11, the Pentagon's budget has increased a whopping 80%, and we don't appear to be any safer, unless you're an owner of some merc Army that is raking in billions, killing for a living.
The Pentagon's budget was way too much before 9/11, with many weapon systems still being developed or manufactured that were originally designed to fight the USSR, which collapsed in 1991.
Enough is enough. Do we really need the power to destroy the entire world over 30-40 times? NO. We could easily drop down to only having the capacity to completely waste the planet a mere 4-5 times and still be safe.
We need to wind down the 'Wars for Wall Street and Israel,' and stop pretending to be the world's policeman, when we're actually a wife beating Bully.
And to close down some of those 800+ overseas bases, since constantly sticking our noses into other countries affairs and running interference for the Fortune 500 mob so they can strip a country clean of their assets is pissing off a lot of people around the world.
If Monsanto or GE or ExxonMobil want to go into the 2nd and 3rd world to do business, fine, but let them do it without the 82nd Airborne on call.
We could probably easily save 150+ billion a year by regaining control of our country's military.
They need to start paying taxes and not use some shyster loophole to avoid their obligation to society.
Along with the freedom of speech, comes the responsibility to help support our government so it can ensure that the country remains healthy and free. Letting a behemoth corporation like GE, that in 2009 had over 10 BILLION in revenue and PAID NOTHING TO UNCLE SAM is criminal.
GE's not the only thief on the block, as the story below shows:
Last week, Forbes magazine published what the top U.S. corporations paid in taxes last year. “Most egregious,” Forbes notes, is General Electric, which “generated $10.3 billion in pretax income, but ended up owing nothing to Uncle Sam. In fact, it recorded a tax benefit of $1.1 billion.” Big Oil giant Exxon Mobil, which last year reported a record $45.2 billion profit, paid the most taxes of any corporation, but none of it went to the IRS:CNN and FUX, let's dispense of the 'horror' tales you like to parade before the public about some family of four, making $40,000 a year and paying no income taxes. How in the hell a family of four survive on 40K is beyond me, let them be.
Exxon tries to limit the tax pain with the help of 20 wholly owned subsidiaries domiciled in the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands that (legally) shelter the cash flow from operations in the likes of Angola, Azerbaijan and Abu Dhabi. No wonder that of $15 billion in income taxes last year, Exxon paid none of it to Uncle Sam, and has tens of billions in earnings permanently reinvested overseas.
Mother Jones’ Adam Weinstein notes that, despite benefiting from corporate welfare in the U.S., Exxon complains about paying high taxes, claiming that it threatens energy innovation research. Pat Garofalo at the Wonk Room notes that big corporations’ tax shelter practices similar to Exxon’s shift a $100 billion annual tax burden onto U.S. taxpayers. In fact, in 2008, the Government Accountability Office found that “two out of every three United States corporations paid no federal income taxes from 1998 through 2005
It's time to go after the real welfare queens, the Fortune 500.
Proper tax laws for our country's 'newest' citizens should bring in at least another 100 billion a year.
4) Speaking of welfare queens, it's time to stop sending those monthly dole payments to Apartheid Israel. Israel is 62 years old and needs to have its allowance cut off.
It's in fine shape financially speaking, with its economy growing and housing prices appreciating, not declining. They have a single-payer health care system that is to be envied and first-class medical facilities available to all of its citizens for a mere pittance. Hell, sounds like they should be sending us money.
All of those billions and billions in cash we give each year to Apartheid Israel; all those billions and billions in weaponry we give each year to Israel and all those billions each year in 'loans' we give to Israel, which are never repaid, they eventually get wrote off as 'grants,' all of that money is needed much more here in the USA than Apartheid Israel.
And those billions and billions of Defense Department contracts that are let out to Israel, need to stop. There's plenty of Americans who need the work more than that nation of land thieves.
Let's not forget Zionist fronts, like the Jewish Agency, posing as 'non-profits' that have laundered at least 60 BILLION dollars to Apartheid Israel, either donated by Israeli Americans or bilked out of gullible and unsuspecting Americans.
This money is washed thru Israeli banks, then used to terrorize West Bank Palestinians into leaving their indigenous homesteads, fleeing for their lives. Hasidic Jews then move onto the property and more US money is then given to build illegal settlements on the stolen land.
That's 60 BILLION that escaped taxation. Money that never made it to the IRS and I'll give you one guess as to who makes up the shortfall to the US Treasury.
Besides, why in the hell are we lavishly subsidizing a country that routinely spies on us, stealing our business AND military secrets, then reverse-engineers those advanced weapons we give them, manufacturing them in a Tel Aviv facility, slapping a Yid sounding name on them and selling them to our potential adversaries?
U.S. Arms Sales to Israel End Up In China, IraqAn 'ally' that has helped loot hundreds of billions, if not trillions out of our 401K accounts and pension funds thru its agents like 'Bernie' Madoff, and one that is using some of that stolen loot to corrupt our Congress so we'll keep fighting wars against Israel's 'existential' enemies?
The real danger comes in Israel's habit of reverse engineering U.S. technology and selling to nations hostile to U.S. interests. Israel's client list includes Cambodia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the South Lebanon Army, India, China, Burma and Zambia. The U.S. has most recently warmed up to India and is now in fact competing with Israel for arms sales there, but the other Israeli customers remain dubious at best.
Last April , when the Navy EP-3E surveillance plane was forced to land in China after a Chinese F-8 fighter flew into its propeller, photos show Israeli built Python 3 missiles under the fighter's wings.
It's time to shut down the Israeli gravy train and use that money at home to stop our schools from closing en masse, due to lack of funds.
We could probably save another 25 billion a year by getting those indolent and ungrateful Israeli's off our welfare rolls.
All told, that's around 550 BILLION year we could save ourselves, over 10 years, that's close to SIX TRILLION that could go to reducing our out of control deficit.
Is it doable. YES!
Will we? I doubt it, we might be already too far gone.
The sooner Americans realize and understand that our government has been taken over by a motley collection of thieves, con artists, liars and mass murderers who's only goal is to get richer and more powerful, the sooner we'll be on the road to taking back our nation.
You could blame all the blameless catastrophes on incompetence, but in truth, they don't give a damn for 'We the People,' as people, they only see us as wage slaves and cannon fodder.
"We the People" have ignored and took for granted our precious democratic republic, thinking that knowing the score of last night's 'Big Game,' or who won the latest NASCAR folly or that the sordid details of a Paris or Brittney or MJ were more important than knowing what in the hell was going on in the halls of government.
When that didn't satisfy our lusts, there was always the shopping malls or movie theaters to escape to, to watch sick and twisted movies with plenty of sex, nudity and very graphic computerized images of exploding bodies.... Who needs a plot, screenplay, good acting and decent directing when the goal is to stimulate the head between the knees, not the one between your ears.
While we were grazing in La-La Land, a gang of vicious cutthroats has taken over the government and were able to lie to us woefully ignorant and apathetic types that they were doing the 'right' thing and bringing democracy to the world, by trashing ours at home.
They will not stop until the last bit of blood and wealth is sucked from our bed-ridden republic, then cast us aside for the buzzards.
I don't feel sorry for us adult types, we've got it coming.
But it's sad that we're turning this toxic mix over to our kids.