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DamianTV
05-01-2017, 08:42 AM
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/may/01/save-liberty-shut-down-the-government/
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-01/ron-paul-warns-we-are-last-stages-welfare-warfare-state


Congress ended the week by passing a continuing resolution keeping the government funded for one more week. This stopgap funding bill was designed to give Congress and the White House more time to negotiate a long-term spending bill. Passage of a long-term spending bill had been delayed over objections to Republican efforts to preserve Obamcare's key features but give states a limited ability to opt out of some Obamacare mandates...[ZH: that longer-term bill has been agreed with the Democrats]

This type of brinkmanship has become standard operating procedure on Capitol Hill. The drama inevitably ends with a spending bill being crafted behind closed doors by small groups of members and staffers and then rushed to the floor and voted on before most members have a chance to read it. These “omnibus” spending bills are a dereliction of one of Congress’s two most important duties — allocating spending. Of course, Congress long ago abandoned another primary duty — preventing presidents from launching military attacks without first obtaining a congressional declaration of war.

The uncomfortable question raised by Congress’s abrogation of these two key functions is whether a republican form of government is compatible with a welfare-warfare state. The answer seems to be “no.”

Congress’s dysfunctional spending process is an inevitable result of the government’s growth. It is simply unrealistic to expect Congress to fund the modern leviathan via a lengthy and open process that allows individual members to have some say in how government spends their constituents’ money. The dysfunctional spending process benefits the many politicians eager to avoid accountability for government spending. The rushed process allows these politicians to say they had to vote for the spending bills. Often, these big spending bills include a promise to cut spending in the future. Like tomorrow, the promised spending cuts are always a day away.

If government continues to expand, the economy will continue to stagnate, social tensions and violence will increase, and more power will be concentrated in the hands of the president, bureaucrats, and a select few members of Congress. The only way to avoid this is for Congress to shut down most of the federal government, starting with bringing the troops home and drastically cutting the military-industrial complex’s budget. Congress must also close all unconstitutional federal agencies and programs, and wind down federal entitlement programs. A good place to start is the Department of Education. The Federal Reserve must be audited and then ended.

The root of the current crisis is neither political nor economic but philosophical. Too many have bought into the lie that government can protect us from life’s misfortunes and stamp out evil around the world without endangering our liberty, our safety, and our prosperity. Convincing a critical mass of people to reject big government is key to our success.

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tod evans
05-01-2017, 08:49 AM
Let me emphasize;



If government continues to expand, the economy will continue to stagnate, social tensions and violence will increase, and more power will be concentrated in the hands of the president, bureaucrats, and a select few members of Congress. The only way to avoid this is for Congress to shut down most of the federal government, starting with bringing the troops home and drastically cutting the military-industrial complex’s budget. Congress must also close all unconstitutional federal agencies and programs, and wind down federal entitlement programs. A good place to start is the Department of Education. The Federal Reserve must be audited and then ended.

timosman
05-01-2017, 09:02 AM
Get over it. It will not happen voluntarily. USA! :cool:

Dr.No.
05-02-2017, 12:11 AM
They could have just copy-pasted his article from 1979...and 1982...and 1986...and 1990...and 1992...and 1994...and 2000...and every year from 2003 to 2016...

ChristianAnarchist
05-02-2017, 07:03 AM
It's inevitable. Just can't continue under this great of debt forever...

tod evans
05-02-2017, 07:10 AM
It's inevitable. Just can't continue under this great of debt forever...

What?!

I thought we could spend our way to prosperity.....:rolleyes:

More bombs and welfare will fix everything...

AZJoe
05-02-2017, 07:18 AM
The situation reminds me of the 2008 movie City of Embers - an artistic metaphor for Washington's current situation.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/promos/rando/cityofember_1000.jpg

shakey1
05-02-2017, 01:39 PM
https://m.popkey.co/d584fc/8MGjw.gif