If Conservatives Can’t Compete with ‘Santa,’ Then They Should Quit

Sorry. Had to post this one.

Everyone loves Santa. He brings gifts. No one wants to tell the kids that maybe it’s time for Santa to rein in the outlays. That’s a real bummer. And with a seemingly unlimited debt credit card why be “responsible” anyway? Let the good times roll.

Sorry wrong holiday.

Play Stations, new bikes, and welfare for all! Debt has no consequences! Hooray!!!

But what if we got MORE if Santa never showed up?

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On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

By Ron Paul

It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as “fiery” and “blistering,” but it was also full of contradictions.

In the speech, President Trump correctly pointed out that the last 15 years of US military action in the Middle East has been an almost incomprehensible waste of money – six trillion dollars,

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Trump to Congress: Give Pentagon $54B. I’ll Tell You Why Later

The military is big government. Real big. We spend vast vast sums on the military now. What we need is a smaller, less manpower intensive, more specialized, and less expensive military.

Military spending and the Military Industrial Complex is one of the cronyist parts of the government. But “conservatives” always give such spending a pass. They should not.

We love the cuts to other agencies but why not just give it back to the taxpayers whence it came?

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Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers

This is would be another example of why Trump has to be seen by libertarians and other small government people as a mixed bag. He is pretty bad on some things but when was the last time a president seriously talked about cutting spending by 10% and getting rid of 20% (!) of the long protected federal bureaucratic class? (At least in some agencies.)

Hey, keep this stuff coming. If Trump wants to really get to the heart of the beast,

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The potential ‘economic catastrophe’ that no one is talking about

David Stockman and the co-Founder of ACC Hunter Lewis have both long talked about this thing that CNBC says “no one” is talking about.

Our debt has ballooned under Obama but we’ve been able to service this debt at ultra-low rates. However rates don’t stay low forever, even and perhaps especially when it feels like they will. When rates move up just a bit the cost of servicing our debt is going to increase big time. That will put significant pressure on the economy.

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The Pentagon is just another bloated government agency

This is the truth and sometimes it’s one that it is hard for “conservatives” to come to terms with. The Pentagon is filled to the gills with waste and inefficiency, it is big government.

The military and defense, defense, is enumerated as a role for the government according to the Constitution. But the key word is “defense.”

But even without a purely defensive military there are plenty of areas to cut, starting with the army of civilian employees.

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Don’t bail out politicians, jail them without bail

It’s your money not the government’s.

Don’t let the politicians and government apparatchiks off the hook. They spent too much for decades and all across the country politicians are calling out for more. Look to Puerto Rico, Detroit, soon Illinois, California, maybe Connecticut. Save us!

Don’t let the politicians bail themselves out. Hold them accountable.

And remember, bailouts for local and state governments are also bailouts for Wall Street which holds the bonds.

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