Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The 'leaning' toward funding States by Ryan's "Ideological Debt Cuts" are unconstitutional.

The Federal Government cannot institute income tax or any other form of tax to benefit the States.  That function is that of the State governments. 

The Federal government can institute taxes to pay for federal programs, offering incentives to States to institute programs offered through federal collection of taxes.

It would be every Governor's dream come true for the federal government to set precedent to tax on their behalf.  That is out of the question.  It is simply unconstitutional and only reflects even further how the Regressives understand nothing about governance so much as politics of their constituency.

..."The problem (click here) in Washington is, they take any honest and sincere attempt to fix this problem and use it as a political weapon against you in the next election," he said. "We can't let that deter us."

it is interesting Ryan states the politics of the nation overshadows the resolve to its problems, as he is just as much a part of the problem as his proposals are ideological and not practical.  He even admits that.

The Federal government cannot impose its responsiblities on the States.  It is a slippery slope that quite frankly the States cannot afford.  Ryan presents his plan if they one could wave a magic wand it is all done and a perfect world.  The REALITY of Ryan's proposal is that the 'infrastructure' of the States would have to be expanded and reorganized.

The Federal government has administered SSI, Medicare and Medicaid since its inception with existing infrastructure.  The 'idea' the complete restructuring of the federal government to dissolve these functions and simply assign them to the States WITHOUT an increase of the size of the NATIONAL DEBT is hideous.  Ryan's proposal is nothing more than an exercise in political haymaking.  There is nothing practical or possible about it.

Here is an idea for Mr. Ryan, let's give all the funding for the military to each State?  Every State could have their own Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard (if applicable) and Marines.  Great idea, huh?  I mean the federal debt could increase beyond expectations before it finished building all the military bases in each state.

There is no savings or reduction in any of Ryan's ideologies.  It loses validity with the simply and overlooked cost of 'first' implementing it.

Put it in a bill, Ryan, I am sure the House Regressives will pass it so the Senate can defeat it.  Then at least they'll have their answer.

It is all political grandstanding, "Contract with America," "Path to Prosperity," fancy words that work as 'campaigns' and not legislation.

It might not pass as the Tea Bagger Regressives have their own idea of political grandstanding.

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (click title to entry - thank you) will be unveiling the establishment GOP's ten-year plan to make $6 trillion in spending cuts. Critics are already calling the proposal "radical," but Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said last month that the Republicans' ten-year budget plan will actually do very little to meaningfully address the out-of-control spending in Washington....

The Democrats really don't have to say much in opposition of any of the Regressive plans for spending fedreal monies, the TWO separate branches of the Regressives actually oppose each other as well as any Democratic legislation or Presidential initative.

The Virtual Government Shutdown, let's talk about it until Friday.

"Hello, hello, my neighbor is building a bomb in his garage."

Bring the troops home.  If the bizarre Republican House Budget causes a shut down of government funding on Friday, the troops should come home.

...With an agreement (click title to entry - thank you) still far from reached, the White House Office of Management and Budget said agencies were preparing to close their doors even as leaders from both parties worked to keep that from being necessary....

Regressives don't know how to govern, they only know how to "Circle the Wagons."

...Government shutdowns can hurt businesses (click here) in many ways.  They can affect not only employers’ revenues, but also cause cash flow problems.  Furthermore, any missteps on employee pay during a cash crunch could bring lawsuits, bad morale, and poor public relations.  In the past, federal contractors ultimately were paid for the days not worked because of a shutdown.  The discussion in the nation’s capital these days, however, is that the next time may be different. 

Prepare now for the possibility of a government shutdown....

...Issues to Consider

Use of PTO....

...In Maryland and Washington, D.C., for example, accrued, unused vacation or PTO is considered “wages” under state wage payment laws.  Therefore, a company’s ability to “change the rules” regarding leave after the leave has accrued is restricted.... 

The Regressives haven't 'felt' a government shutdown before, so they want to have the experience before they go home to their constituents.

The Federal Government funds the FBI and CIA.  Things should be interesting for awhile.

The Bush Tax Cuts and Ryan's $4 trillion debt plan is REDISTRIBUTION of wealth to the wealthiest.

I have stated over and over and over, for the USA economy to work it needs a strong Middle Class.  Over the past decade The Bush Tax Cuts and job outsourcing have cost the nation the 'wealth of its Middle Class and starve the beast takes on a whole new meaning with Ryan's $4 Tillion debt reducion scheme.

What is Wealth? (click here)

Question: How is wealth different than income? What is wealth?

Answers: Wealth is private assets minus liabilities (debt). Simply put, wealth is what you own minus what you owe. Income is your paycheck or government benefit check or dividend check, or
your profit from selling an investment. Wealth is what you have in the bank and the property
you own.

Question: Is it possible to have negative wealth?

Answer: Yes. Seventeen percent of the population in 2004 have no assets or they have negative assets: they owe more than they own.

Question: What are examples of assets that lower-income people might have?

Answer: Cash (savings or checking account), furniture, a car.

Question: What are examples of assets owned by middle-income people?

Answer: Cash (savings or checking account), equity in a house, a small business, a little bit of stock and/or a retirement fund.

Question: What are examples of assets owned by the top one percent?

Answer: Real estate, large stock and bond holdings, businesses, paintings and other collectibles.

401K or 401B is NOT 'large' stock and bond holdins.  LARGE stock holdings is someone like Bill Gates that OWN the majority of stock of Microstoft.

The way 'wealth' is discussed in the American media is incorrect.  Middle Class wealth is not discussed enough in its proper perspective.  ONLY the 'achievement' to being 'Super Rich' is considered a worthy discussion of wealth in the American media.  The luxury of owning a home without a second mortgage is an accomplishment that is not valued enough.  The way homeownership is discussed in the American media is the understanding 'the equity' of owning a home can be 'redistributed' to 'icons' of the super-rich through refinancing. 

"W"rong.  Owning a home and owning a home without a mortgage is SINCERE security to the Middle Class.  Owning a home without a mortgage and not having debt is more than security it is 'esteemed' well being.  A homeowner without a mortgage begins to appreciate the payment of property taxes and how their 'local' contribution to 'community' makes a better quality of life for all.  When a community reaches 'stages' of 'security' in education and social well being for all its residents, huge shifts in 'well being' including the reduction of crime and well being of 'status' takes hold and 'life' is valued for its COMFORT and longevity.

There are dearly few 'measures' of 'community development' that measure not only 'social development and well being,' but, community security and status.  A community has status when it has all the necessary 'needs' of its citizens developed and in a stage of 'maintenace.'  At the point where a community is simply 'maintained' the property taxes are stable and predictable to the needs of the community.  A 'growing' community has much higher needs and instability than a community that is well established.  When communities are in 'constant' flux due to rising and falling economic windows the 'stable community' is then under threat.

Community stability is vital to quality education and economic viability.

Communities can be 'dysfunctional' as well.  Where annexation or chronic real estage development substitutes for 'sound fiscal' policy the dysfunction places the community at risk for failure, instability, lower quality of services and reduced capacity to absorb economic shifts. 

The way wealth for the Middle Class is accumulated is directly related to well being.  When the Middle Class is chronically excoriated for incomes and 'growth' of the wealthy, which occurs when 'financing' of assets take replace, the Middle Class sacrifices  'equity stability' and 'economic security.'  When the Middle Class of a community has diminished 'wealth' their community suffers including the services it supplies including police on the street and education.
Middle Class wealth is the most important aspect of a healthy USA economy.  The purchasing power of the Middle Class when it is stable and thriving is by far the greatest national security the USA can enjoy.