Contraception Misdirection

Have you seen the official White House version of what the New York Times headline writers call “A Responsible Budget”? My favorite bit is Chart 5-1 on page 58 of their 500-page appendix on “Analytical Perspectives.” This is entitled “Publicly Held Debt Under 2013 Budget Policy Projections.” It’s a straight line going straight up before disappearing off the top right-hand corner of the graph in the year 2084 and continuing northeast straight through your eye socket, out the back of your skull, and zooming up to rendezvous with Newt’s space colony on the moon circa 2100. Just to emphasize, this isn’t the doom-laden dystopian fancy of a right-wing apocalyptic loon like me; it’s the official Oval Office version of where America’s headed. In the New York Times–approved “responsible budget” there is no attempt even to pretend to bend the debt curve into something approaching reentry with reality.

As for us doom-mongers, at the House Budget Committee on Thursday, Chairman Paul Ryan produced another chart, this time from the Congressional Budget Office, with an even steeper straight line showing debt rising to 900 percent of GDP and rocketing off the graph circa 2075. America’s treasury secretary, Timmy Geithner the TurboTax Kid, thought the chart would have been even more hilarious if they’d run the numbers into the next millennium: “You could have taken it out to 3000 or to 4000” he chortled, to supportive titters from his aides. Has total societal collapse ever been such a non-stop laugh riot?

Keep reading this post . . .

  • 1Haole_Boy

    The Inviolable First Amendment:
    1.) “Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.”
    __Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S., 436

    2.) “The Purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reachof majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to Life, Liberty, and Property, to Free Speech, a Free Press, Freedom of Worship and Assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.”

    __West Virginia v. Barnett, 319, U.S.,624,638.
    3.) A (government) may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the federal constitution.”

    __Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S., 105, 113.
    4.) “A law that improperly infringes on constitutional rights is void from its inception and no person can be obligated to obey such a law.” 16A Amjur2d,Constitutional Law Section 203 (1998).

    5.) “If the exercise of a constitutional right can become the cause for imprisonment, the constitution has been nullified and there is no security from omnipotent government; the constitution has become a worthless scrap of paper.” Marchetti v. United States, 390, U.S., 39,57.
    It seems to me that the first amendment is being turned into a privelege which the government wishes to regulate, diminish, repeal in part or all for what they consider some greater good. Whether by design or inadvertance, this path leads to the dissolution of the first amendment as a secured right without constitutional authority. I would back the impeachment and removal of a president who would take this course of action!