by Leigh Bravo 10/15/15
Anderson Cooper of CNN began the Democratic debate on Tuesday with an important question: “Will you say anything to get elected? Some Democrats believe you changed your positions based on political expediency. You’re against same-sex marriage now you are for it. You defended President Obama’s immigration policy now you say they are too harsh. You supported his trade deal dozens of times you even called it the gold standard, suddenly last week you’re against it.”
“I have been consistent over the course of my entire life.” Watch the following clip and judge for yourself: Is Clinton evolving or flip-flopping on liberal issues?
When the candidates were asked about the biggest threat to the United States, Hillary responded by saying “the spread of nuclear weapons” and “nuclear material that can fall into the wrong hands.”
Although Hillary may be right on track with her concerns about nuclear weapons, she also, was one of the biggest supporters of President Obama’s deal with Iran. We all know now, that Iran will be able to develop nuclear weapons within a 10 to 15 year time period. Now that is a big threat to the United States.
Bernie Sanders responded by saying,
“The scientific community is telling us, if we do not address the climate change, transform our energy system away from fossil fuel, the planet we’ll be leaving our kids and our grandchildren may well not be habitable.”
Bernie Sanders, who believes that climate change is the biggest threat to the United States, obviously feels that ISIS, Russia, China, Iran and the non stop spending that adds more and more to our National debt, are not an immediate threat to our very survival.
One thing that all the Democratic candidates agreed on was the continued handout of freebies to all.
- Free in-state tuition for Illegals
- Free healthcare for Illegals
- Free healthcare
- Free healthcare for children
- Paid healthcare
- Paid family leave
- Expanded medicare
- Free Childhood education
- Higher minimum wage
- Free prescription drugs
- Expanded social security
The obvious question that was not asked was how and who would be paying for all these freebies? The United States is currently almost $19 trillion dollars in debt. President Obama has been unable to pass a single budget since he has been in office because he refuses to cut spending or reign in fraud or the duplicity in government agencies. Some might blame that on Republicans, however, he has been unable to obtain a single vote from either party in most cases.
We have all been told that Social Security is going broke and those of us who have paid into the system may not get paid. If all Americans were forced to pay into social security, being assured that it will be given back in their retirement, then exactly where is that money now? The government spent it and now expects the American people to let it go.
However, we are to swallow the fact that this same government plans on paying for healthcare, housing, education and college tuition for illegals, who have broken our laws by even entering into the country? We are to believe that all public universities and colleges are going to give away a free education to all that want one without blinking an eye? We are to expect that all pharmaceutical companies are going to just lay down and agree to give away free prescription drugs to all who need them?
No, all these freebies must and will be paid for by the American taxpayer. Taxes must be raised to cover these expenses or the US will be forced to pull out more credit cards in which to max out in order to cover these so-called freebies. Did we not learn anything from the recent economy crash in Greece? Most Americans are fully aware what happens when you continue to charge and are unable to pay off your balance. Eventually you are unable to pay off even the minimum balance due on a monthly basis. If you can’t pay it results in bankruptcy or financial ruin.
But, the facts are a stubborn thing and the only way to pay for all these freebies is to send the bill to the American people disguising it as higher taxes. We could also go the route of socialism, as Bernie Sanders believes, by stealing money from hardworking Americans and forcing them to go broke by paying for all these freebies, eventually running out of money themselves, putting us right back to where we started…broke, yet still spending.
No matter what party you support, the facts are the facts, and the United States needs to reign in the reckless spending, freebies to non citizens, and get back to hard work, the free market system and stop this “more of the same mentality” that has put us where we are today.
Leigh Bravo blogs at The Trumpet. • (740 views)