Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lies lying all over

There's an old adage that says "how can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving." Once upon a time, that was wry humor. Today, it's a fundamental fact.

* Somehow, in an era of trillion-dollar deficits, the posted amount of the National Debt has remained unchanged for nearly three months... exactly $25 million below the Congressionally mandated limit. As a TV character used to say, "Isn't that conveeeeeeeeenient?"

* The administration is committed to transparency.

* Oh, sure, some 'rogue IRS agents' in Cincinnati might have been a li'l overzealous screening tax-exempt applications from organizations opposed to the Obama agenda, but it's not like they had ties to or help from the Administration, right?

* The only reason a well-armed crowd attacked and murdered a U.S. ambassador and his traveling party in Libya was that someone in the U.S. had the audacity to make an amateurish film that happened to criticize Islam.  Being offended that way explains everything violent in that part of the world... so nothing to see here... move along...

* Nothing to worry about regarding the NSA... they operate under strict scrutiny from all three branches of government.

* Any day now, the administration's focus will pivot from such high priorities as giving 'a path to citizenship' to illegal immigrants to focusing on fixing the economy.  You know, the one George W. Bush single-handedly broke so badly that five years into the Obama administration, it's still "W's" fault...

Don't even get me started on the other faction of the ruling party... there's plenty of examples of prevarication to go around.  The reservoir of trust in government is exhausted, just like its treasury.  Anyone who holds D.C. to be credible is, frankly, delusional.  The system is too big, and too good at obfuscation by design.

Time to chop the forest down to size so we can see the trees for ourselves.  And it's time to devolve power back to the States, as intended by the 10th Amendment, so it can be monitored more closely with a burden of proof enforced.

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