"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." - - Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I think everybody’s talking about default, but there’s not going to be any default in the sense that we’re not going to send the checks out and pay the interest; that’s not going to happen. But the default comes when we just print the money and pass it out, and the default comes because people are going to lose their purchasing power in the dollar, and that’s where the real problems come out. So all these cuts are fictitious, they’re only cut in the CBO projected increases. So it’s all a fraud. We know this is all political gamesmanship. This bill has nothing to do with solving the problems." - Ron Paul
Presidential candidate Ron Paul, also said "unequivocally that the proposed cuts in the bill are illusory, and in fact, are not cuts at all, but rather drawdowns in future spending and growth. No plan under serious consideration cuts spending in the way you and I think about it. Instead, the "cuts" [$2.7 trillion] being discussed are illusory, and are not cuts from current amounts being spent, but cuts in projected spending increases. It is being compared by some to the Tarp bill that was passed in 2008 which provided money to the banking system without any knowledge of where it is going, or what it is accomplishing, and in both instances, it does nothing for the US economy that stands on the brink of default."
Everything this administration has done reveals an objective: the collapsing and destroying of a constitutional government. The closer they get to their goal, the less they can hide it.
"The hand that destroys the Constitution rends our Union asunder forever." - - Daniel Webster
"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power."
- - Benjamin Franklin