It is amazing.. each week this administration must bear a new “crisis” of epic proportions, emergencies seem to define this White House.  Every policy initiative is framed in catastrophe with subtle threats that if the legislation is not passed the United States will collapse.  “Never waste a good crisis” or a manufactured one for that matter and this is what the White House under Obama does with unparalleled excellence; weekly Americans are hoisted directly in front of crisis with calls from the admin to act NOW !  The call for immediate action is stressed with vague ominousness foreboding because the result of what ever catastrophe about to occur is unimaginable.  In some circles this type of behavior would be considered psychological drama, the overreaching to create chaos for the purpose of attention or personal gain.

The latest psychological drama created by this pResident is for $50 billion in emergency aid to states and local governments.  Yesterday Obama urged in a letter to congressional leaders:

…the money is needed to avoid “massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters” and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.

…Obama defended last year’s huge economic stimulus package, saying it helped break the economy’s free fall, but argued that more spending is urgent and unavoidable. “We must take these emergency measures,” he wrote in an appeal aimed primarily at members of his own party. (emphasis mine)

Who didn’t see this coming?  Blue states across the country are hemorrhaging from excessive spending, states like Illinois, New York, California, Michigan with progressive local municipalities NOT doing that much better.  Yes.. yes.. I can hear the mantra, “what about the children?”  In fact in April thousands stormed Springfield, Illinois to protest cuts in education and state union jobs, with SEIU in the forefront  they called for Springfield to NOT make any cuts.

Where do people think this money will come from?  While claiming to worry about children they refuse to acknowledge, we as a nation are limiting the future for our children through the deficit.  As we continue to throw money at every problem, nothing changes to prevent the issue from reoccurring, it becomes a band-aid which only hides the underlying festering sore.  I have great respect for teachers, but not all teachers should be in the profession, just look at some of the Chicago school scores.  And while it’s easy to blame the teachers, parents and their lack of involvement in their kids life contribute equally to the problem.  The time is now to begin to address some tough questions about our society and where we are going as a nation.

If a state or local municipality have extended themselves past their fiscal solvency then it is an issue they must deal with; it is not up to citizens in other states to bail out their manic spending.  As each American, at times struggles to live within their means, so should all government entities.  Without consequences there will never be a moment when cities, states or school boards make the hard choices and responsible decisions which they are elected to govern by.   The offer of “free” money from the federal government is an addictive narcotic and like the spendaholics they are, they will never face the problem of their addiction without  consequences.

Maybe this will be the catalysis that wakes individual’s up to the fact that their votes matter, that what goes on in their community/state matters and that paying the CRISIS card is getting as old as the race card with White House.

Tell your Congresspeople NO to state bailouts, the time has come for each to live within their means.

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