Sequestration: Another Band Aid
While U.S. Economy Exsanguinates

By Devvy Kidd

Last week we saw political theater ad nauseum coming out of Washington, DC, over something called sequestration in what can only be described as absurd:

Rep. Donna Edwards: GOP Forcing Women ‘To Stay in Their Homes With Their Abuser’ Because of Sequester.

"Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) said that if the sequester goes into effect, women who are victims of domestic violence will be “forced to stay in their homes with their abuser” at the “hands of the GOP....Edwards said $20 million in cuts will be made from programs funded by the Violence Against Women Act, as a result of the sequester. According to the Justice Department, however, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) operated on a budget of $412.5 million during fiscal year 2012, and has requested the same amount of funding for this fiscal year.'

The Violence Against Women Act is unconstitutional. No where in the U.S. Constitution does it give Congress the authority to steal the fruits of your labor to fund that Act. That particular social disease falls squarely under the Tenth Amendment. It is up to state and local governments to address the issue if that's what the people in that state want their tax dollars to be spent on. That $412.5 million dollars is more debt. Since the people's purse is overdrawn $16.5 TRILLION dollars, it has to be borrowed.

Comrade Edwards is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. Congress. The DSA is working to destroy this republic; that is sedition.

Maxine Waters Warns 170 MILLION Jobs Could Be Lost Due to Sequestration Cuts. Mad Max is delusional. Comrade Waters is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who should not be allowed to serve in Congress. Like Comrade Edwards, neither one of them took the oath of office with any intention of upholding it.

And, here's one which demonstrates either deception or gross incompetence: Gov’t Office Warns Sequester Will Hurt Agency…That Doesn’t Exist Anymore

What is this dire situation called sequestration?

The Congressional Research Service defines sequestration this way:

"In general, sequestration entails the permanent cancellation of budgetary resources by a uniform percentage. Moreover, this uniform percentage reduction is applied to all programs, projects, and activities within a budget account. However, the current sequestration procedures, as in previous iterations of such procedures, provide for exemptions and special rules. That is, certain programs and activities are exempt from sequestration, and certain other programs are governed by special rules regarding the application of a sequester."

The corrupt and ignorant who have occupied the Outlaw Congress for decades have passed a litany of Band Aids (from the same source above):

"The idea of imposing automatic spending cuts in the federal budget was first put in place by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Sequestration was used in the Budget Control Act of 2011 to encourage Congress to reduce the annual deficit by $1.2 trillion by the end of 2012. If lawmakers failed to do so, the law would have triggered automatic budget cuts to the 2013 national security budget.

"House Speaker John Boehner, for example, supported the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 but backtracked in 2012, saying the cuts represented a "serious threat to our national security and must be replaced." Exemptions from Sequestration

"Sequestration can also occur under the Pay As You Go Act of 2010, with some exceptions. Under that law the federal government must continue to pay out for Social Security, unemployment and veterans benefits, and the low-income entitlements such as Medicaid, food stamps and Supplemental Security Income.

"Medicare, however, is subject to automatic cuts under sequestration. Its spending cannot be reduced by more than 2 percent, however. Also exempt from sequestration are congressional salaries." (Act surprised.)

So, we have the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, Budget Control Act of 2011, Pay As You Go Act of 2010 and, of course, the annual call for another waste of time called a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

Rand Paul: Will Raise Debt Limit Only In Turn For A Balanced Budget Amendment

Why do I call all of those "Acts" nothing more than Band Aids? Because they represent nothing more than feeding the cancer instead of killing it. They are akin to a surgeon putting a Band Aid on a patient bleeding out on the operating table and that is exactly what the Outlaw Congress has done to this economy while they steal from we the people on a daily basis funding unconstitutional cabinets, agencies and programs.

America was highly prosperous before all the alphabet soup agencies and cabinets were birthed. A virtually debt free nation now teetering on the brink of financial collapse. Once the poltroons in Congress deliberately created programs that created dependence upon the General Government instead of encouraging independence and self-reliance, the rapacious mobs have demanded more and more from your wallet.

Calls for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is just more meaningless political rhetoric that will accomplish nothing as long as the American people keep demanding the thieves in Congress continue spending using debt to fund unconstitutional cabinets, agencies and programs. THAT is why the national debt is $16.5 TRILLION unpayable dollars.

The waste on unconstitutional spending has not stopped because the American people once again reelected the same thieves who have devastated the middle class while keeping the poor on the plantation. The same incumbents from both parties who have been draining the lifeblood of this country for decades. Constitutional solutions are never even talked about, much less proposed. Several million Americans work for the General Government - most in jobs that are unconstitutional. Those people vote for their jobs and could care less about the U.S. Constitution. The same as tens of millions of Americans who are now desperate and in deep financial trouble. They beg from their destroyers.

Instead of forcing budget cuts that are a joke at best, the only solution to reducing the size of government is to do just that by abolishing unconstitutional cabinets, agencies and spending.

Because of the deliberate dumbing down of America's children who grow to adulthood, the people of this country have demanded their own destruction by their own hand. Civics and the history of this country is either no longer taught in schools or so watered down, by adulthood, Americans have no idea what a constitutional republic means or even what the U.S. Constitution says. Socialists and communists aka liberals aka progressive liberals who teach in public schools feed America's children and young adults hard line propaganda. The in-your-face indoctrination in the government's dumbing down institutions is right there for anyone to see:

Texas 6th graders design flags for a new socialist nation (plant the seeds)
Caught on tape: Union teachers explaining how to push Marxism in the classroom
Pro-Obama Song Taught to Kindergartners at Texas School
Middle school class required to conduct opposition research for Obama re-election campaign
Students at Florida college show unmistakable signs of prior Marxist indoctrination
Texas teaching 'Allah is the Almighty God'
Young People More Likely To Favor Socialism Than Capitalism: Pew

No where in Art. 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution does it authorize Congress to legislate education.

Department of Education must be abolished

"Of course, just the opposite has taken place and, in fact, the goals for creating the “New Communist Man” was given a huge boost with President Bush's deceptive “No Child Left Behind” program. As for the repeal of the School-To-Work Act of 1994, Council of Foreign Relations kingpin Henry Hyde explained it this way:

"When carried to its logical extreme, it chooses careers for every American worker. Children's careers will be chosen for them by Workforce Development Boards and federal agencies at the earliest possible age …"Statewide Workforce Development Boards have formed to study which labor skills are needed in each state to determine “human resources” training requirements. Of course, this will decide also where these human resources will reside.

"Chilling to say the least ­ and it gets worse when one reads President Bush's Executive Order, signed June 20, 2001, titled “21st Century Workforce Initiative.” The blueprint for forced labor is now being implemented quietly while parents and politicians scream, “More money for education.” Essentially they are asking to pay for the rope to hang their own children."

The Federal Dept of Education is unconstitutional and the states must, under the Tenth Amendment, sever all ties - including financial - with that toxic cabinet. Savings to the American people: $66 BILLION dollars a year. Remember: The treasury is overdrawn $16.5 TRILLION, so every penny has to be borrowed. Using debt to fund expenditures is financial suicide. We are already fleeced in taxes at the state and local level to fund education. Here in Texas, there are about 400,000 ILLEGAL aliens stealing our classroom resources costing Texans $3.5 BILLION dollars a year. Yet, Texans continue to reelect the same incumbents to our state legislature who allow this rape to continue. Illegal aliens have no right to attend our schools and I resent the hell out of being taxed to pay for it.

Let me give you a few more examples:

The EPA is unconstitutional for the same cite above in the Constitution. All states already have their own environmental protection agency. But, those of us who have done the research know the EPA derives much of its jurisdiction from international treaties. When the miscreants in the Outlaw Congress want to go around the U.S. Constitution, they do it through treaties. The EPA is there only to destroy capitalism and personal property rights:

Why the Environmental Protection Agency must be abolished

"At the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992, the Secretariat for World Order distributed a nonpublic document titled, “The Initiative for Eco-92 Earth's Charter.” It reads, in part, under policies that must be implemented as follows:

"The Security Council of the U.N. will inform all nations that outmoded notions of national sovereignty will be discarded and that the Security Council has complete legal, military and economic jurisdiction in any region of the world … The Security Council of the U.N. will take possession of all natural resources, including the watersheds and great forests, to be used and preserved for the good of the Major Nations of the Security Council.

"In the late Dixie Lee Ray's book, “Environmental Overkill,” one gets a full accounting of what really went on with Al Gore and his loony friends at the Rio Summit. On page 10 of her book, it states:

"The objective, clearly enunciated by the leaders of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), is to bring about a change in the present system of independent nations. The future is to be world government, with central planning by the UN. Fear of environmental crises, whether real or not, is expected to lead to compliance. If force is needed, it will be provided by a UN green-helmeted police force, already authorized by the Security Council. And, that is the reason the ESA was done by treaty ­ in preparation for these other pieces of the grand plan to fall into place."

$8.973 billion was their 2012 budget. Again, every penny has to be borrowed further enslaving you, me, our children and grand children to support the planned destruction of America.

Federal Department of Labor - The General Government has no constitutional authority to dictate to private employers what they can and cannot pay their employees. If you look at the "mission" of DOL, those are Tenth Amendment issues. 2012 budget: $12.8 BILLION for nothing. All borrowed with the interest slapped on our backs, our children and grand children.

ALL foreign aid is unconstitutional because the thieves in the Outlaw Congress have never had the legal authority to steal from we the people to give to any country for any reason, period. Here are the numbers for that rape: "In fiscal 2008, the government spent a total of $11.427 billion in international assistance programs, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. In fiscal 2011, according to the statement, it spent $20.599 billion—an increase of $9.172 billion, or 80 percent, from 2008."

Billions are stolen from us for programs like USAID - United States Aid for International Development. The thieves just reelected to Congress last November have no legal authority to steal from you and me to give to other countries, governments or businesses. It is NOT our responsibility to fund foreign development of any kind. More debt heaped on our backs.

While you try to put food on the table and gas in the tank to go to work, here's what the gutless cowards in the U.S. House of Representatives refuse to pull the plug on:

Shock! $307 Billion paid to Africa while America goes over cliff

"Obama Budgets $307 Billion For the African Internet, etc. The “Alliance For An Affordable Internet” is a public-private partnership which intends to build a huge, expensive African Internet. Its headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, now dubbed “Africa’s Silicon Valley”."

Every penny borrowed with the debt slapped on our backs. Every penny unconstitutional. Where is your outrage, America?

US to send $60M in aid to Syria rebels - Comrade John Kerry, has no legal authority to steal from us to fund some rebel coalition in another country, yet the Outlaw Congress just sits on their well padded backsides and does nothing. Every penny borrowed. More debt heaped on all of us.

All payments to the UN, World Bank and others are unconstitutional and add up to trillions over the decades. All borrowed. Staggering, unpayable debt we are forced to pay with a gun to our head.

Department of Housing and Urban Development is 100% unconstitutional. $41.74 BILLION borrowed dollars in 2012. More debt heaped on us with zero constitutional authority.

HHS - Health and Human Services is 100% unconstitutional. What that cabinet does falls under the Tenth Amendment:

"Another not unimportant consideration is that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the state." Joseph Story, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

The 2012 budget for that unconstitutional cabinet was around $80 billion borrowed dollars. More debt. Unpayable interest that accumulates at $7 MILLION dollars a second.

The USDA has NO constitutional authority to steal the fruits of your labor to fund food stamps. Again, that is a function of state governments, not the General Government. In 2011, the USDA spent a whopping $71.81 BILLION borrowed dollars for food stamps. More debt.

We must look to the Tenth Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Yes, I understand people pay for unemployment at the state level and it does run out. But, the Constitution does not authorize Congress to steal from Jane Smith in Arizona to pay unemployment for John Doe in Pennslyvania. Food stamps are a state issue.

Yes, I understand millions of my fellow Americans can't find jobs. Those same Americans who can't find work voted to reelect their incumbent last November who is responsible for destroying millions of jobs and all the unconstitutional spending above.

That's just the short list. Our nation flourished before all those agencies and cabinets were forced on us. Now, trillions and trillions of dollars in new debt every year is spent to fund our own destruction. Both parties are guilty and both parties are not going to stop. They won't stop because of votes. Voters who demand more and more and threaten to throw them out of office.

The absolute truth: "Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people's money." Former Prime Mister, Margaret Thatcher, February 5, 1976

What should have been done decades ago wasn't. More Band Aids will never stop the hemorrhaging. The American people continue to reelect socialists and communists to the U.S. Congress. They reelect Republicans who have been shoving Fascism down the throats of businesses for decades until they can no longer stay in business. Oh, yes they have if you understand what Fascism is and all the regulations from alphabet soup agencies choking businesses (and the health care industry) to death. The Democratic Party is a subset of the Communist Party USA, so we know what they're about. Serious constitutional candidates who run for Congress are destroyed by the Republican party machine - that is a fact. The primaries are a sham.

Dr. Edwin Vieira titled one of his columns, The Road Not Taken. What you're seeing with this sequester "process" is the gross incompetence of every member of the Outlaw Congress for failing to kill the cancer because they have become the cancer destroying this republic until we are left with nothing but government hand outs. The more we are taxed, the less people have to spend which hurts the economy. Less spending means less jobs.

America is bleeding out while the thieves in the Outlaw Congress play their power games. I wonder if Americans are starting to have "buyers remorse" for reelecting the same buzzards back to Washington, DC last November - 96% of them. The same incumbents who couldn't solve the problem for the 8, 10, 15, 20 or 30 years they've been in office.

You can only put so much air in a bubble before it bursts. Get prepared.

Important links:

TODAY - watch this interview with Charlotte Iserbyt

Charlotte served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms. Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa. Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America's Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings.

1- The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America - free on line
2- The Case for Hanging Errant Public Officials
3- If you missed it: Medicare can't be fixed or saved

Who killed the jobs in America?

1- U.S. Congress, Obama/Soetoro are Anti-American Jobs
2- Stop with the demand "Congress create jobs" rhetoric

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