So the Gang of Six? Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.
Is this TRULY a Bipartisan group? No. Not really. It is also not a NEW group. These Six have been together, well, off and on, for over a Year. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, walked away from the group at one point, talking about impasses on certain points. HIS points to be more precise. Coburn wants to reduce the size of the Military, and make Vets pay more for their Healthcare. Not kidding.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.? Hardly a true Conservative. He barely got reelected last time. He is another Senator that has just been there WAY too long. He is an Establishment Republican, and a RINO. He keeps the R for times like this so he can say, he is part of a Bipartisan, whatever.
Mike Crapo, R-Idaho? Have you ever heard of him? No? With a name like Crapo? He is another RINO, looking to get 15 minutes.
So there you have the Bipartisan Group. The Gang of Six. It seems that they have patched things up and have released their PLAN. They say it will cut spending and reduce the Debt. Problem is, it WON'T.
IF it does what it says, basically it will cut spending something like 400 Billion a year. It WILL raise Taxes. It WILL raise the Debt Ceiling. It WILL PROTECT Entitlement Programs. In the long run, it will do NOTHING to reduce the Debt. What it DOES do, is guarantee MORE spending. More Spending MEANS, more DEBT.
House Republicans? Back in April, they passed a Resolution that calls for reducing annual Deficits by a total of $6.2 Trillion over the next Ten years. It included no Tax increases but calls for transforming Medicare into a Voucher system that Subsidizes the purchase of Private Insurance Plans. Now the House Republicans Passed a Balanced Budget Amendment Bill last night. These people are SERIOUS about spending and reducing the Debt.
Or ARE they? The whole Balanced Budget thing is GREAT. Florida has that. What it means is that Government will have to make the tough choices that it needs to make to cut out of control spending. HOWEVER, attached to this, is a way to Raise the Debt Ceiling TWO TRILLION. So? Balance the Budget AFTER you spend another TWO TRILLION that we do not have?
The answer is as simple as your normal American Household. DON'T SPEND MONEY YOU DO NOT HAVE! If your Income is not covering your OUT going. THEN CUT SPENDING. Don't spend MORE. STOP putting us in more and more DEBT!
The answer is simple. NO NEW TAXES! CUT SPENDING! DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING! You know folks, the sad thing is, the TRUTH? As usual with the TRUTH. It is not really all the complicated to understand. Sometimes the TRUTH is hard to accept. But it is NOT hard to understand. Me and you could sit down at the table right now. We could find and cut over a Trillion Dollars in Pork and Waste that the Government spends every year. We could do this in under one day. Most people do not even know that these programs exist. It would only effect a handful of people who's pockets are being padding. Most will not even miss the Programs and Waste. Yet we could save TRILLIONS by cutting this garbage out. Just repealing, or defunding Obamacare would save us a TRILLION we do not have.
The answer is simple. Stop playing games. CUT SPENDING. Stop spending what we do not have. Get rid of programs that are nothing more than money pits that serve no National Interest, or are Unconstitutional. Stop allowing us to borrow more money we do not have. Just STOP!