Paying the bills: Not giving our government credit for all that it spends
My go-phone just died. "Maybe you forgot to charge it?" asked a friend. No. I just forgot to pay my freaking phone bill at the first of the month.
If you don't pay your bills, you get cut off. Everyone knows that. It's the law. Literally. And this law not only just applies to ordinary people like you and me, it also applies to our government as well. Duh.
And the first of the month is once again starting to roll around for you and for me -- and also for the United States of America too.
Who is going to foot the bill for all those thousands of ICE raids that we hear so much about on TV?
Who is going to write out that big check for America's half-baked and squalid "war on terror" and all those other phony, invented (and totally pricey) other "wars" that Washington delights in? http://thesaker.is/saker-book-review-pokemon-in-ukraine-tactical-war-game-introduction-manual/
Who will keep the lights on in our expensive and elaborate prison system?
Who is going to have to tighten their belts in order to pay for the Border Wall? https://www.unz.com/article/the-border-fetish/
Who will have to bite the bullet financially in order to pay for the Afghanistan fiasco? Israel's sick apartheid regime? All those cute (and very expensive) little acronyms for oppressive operations abroad such as the CIA, AFRICOM, NATO, FUK-US, SOUTHCOM, PACOM, US-AID and SOCOM? And also for all those cute (and very expensive) little acronyms for oppressive operations here at home such as the NSA, SWAT, DEA, DHS, SEC, ATF and FDA? https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB216/app1.pdf
Who will be stuck with trying to pay all these bills when the first of the month finally rolls around for the USA as well as for us? It will be you and me that will be stuck with trying to fend off the repo man after America goes bankrupt. https://patch.com/california/lajolla/californias-largest-employer
America is not spending its money wisely. And who the hell do you think is going to get stiffed for the tab?
|That's my pop, off to war|
PS: A border Wall and an ICE machine have only proved to be wasteful and stop-gap solutions to a very real problem. It's time to do the math correctly for a change. Immigrants come up here from Latin America because their lives down there have been made a living hell. So. If you don't want them to come here, stop screwing up their lives down there. Boom. End of problem. They'd probably rather stay down there anyway, given a choice.
PPS: While recently re-reading my (most excellent) book recounting my experiences as an embedded journalist during the "war" on Iraq, I was (sort of) surprised to see Mike Pence's name jump out on the page. Back in 2007, he and John McCain held a press conference in the Green Zone that I had attended, wherein Pence happily offered us poor benighted reporters an inside glimpse on how to be a truly shady war hawk. http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2007/04/letters-from-iraq-me-light-brigade-john.html
Who knew back in 2007 that this war-drum-pounding little piece of shite would someday become America's vice-president and even help us spend approximately ten billion dollars in just one night on the illegal and criminal bombing of Syria. Guess Pence just couldn't get enough of Shock and Awe -- and was willing to tell the exact same lies to see it all happen again.
Still and all, ten billion dollars woulda gone a hecka long way toward paying off my go-phone bill.
Stop Wall Street and War Street from destroying our world. And while you're at it, please buy my books. https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Stillwater/e/B00IW6O1RM