“Every word of [the Constitution] declares a question between power and liberty.”
James Madison 1792
After the wise Framers created, debated, wrote, and approved the Constitution of the United States of America, the U.S. Presidents and Congress were volunteers, Statesmen, who weren’t paid wages to protect and serve “We The People.” Some were paid meager wages. The American people wanted to honor their leaders who had proven to be men of integrity by providing them with a decent income for their living experiences while in office and thereafter.
Of course, as decades passed and public servants became greedy, they took it upon themselves to cleverly pass laws that allowed the U.S. Congress to vote upon their own Cost of Living increases, benefits, and retirement plans. Although, their wages were taxpayer funded and increased substantially, the American people said nothing and did nothing to stop the excessive greed on their part and cap their wages. They didn’t propose legislation to cap the Cost of Living increases or provide the taxpayers with the right to order them to freeze their wages. The American people didn’t propose and implement laws to reverse the taxpayer funded wages paid to Congress back to the power of We The People so that the American taxpayers, voters, and citizens, could vote on the amount of wages each U.S. President, V.P., and Congressional members would be paid as well as the Cost of Living increases, Health Care, and Retirement Benefits. They failed to prevent elected Congressional members from granting themselves life time Retirements even if they serve one term in office. Instead, the taxpayers set these elected public servants loose inside of the candy store without limits on how much they could pilfer.
Therefore, the Federal Government has become the greatest threat to the National Debt in modern days. The Federal Government not only pays themselves excessive wages, health care benefits, vacations, and life time retirements at the expense of the American taxpayers, but they have substantially increased the taxpayer wages and benefits for all Federal Employees creating an average wage of $70,000 per employee. In fact, in 1965, Congress and the Senate took it upon themselves to secretly and unanimously vote in favor of life time Retirement Benefits to themselves on the backs of the Middle Class taxpayers, even though most were financially secure after entering public office.
The current U.S. President, Barack or Barry’s taxpayer funded wages has crept from $100,000 per year up to $450,000 per year, which doesn’t include his excessive vacations, shopping sprees, and jetting about at taxpayer’s expense. It doesn’t include his taxpayer funded wages for excessive numbers of Secret Service agents, who earn an average of $100,000 each, per year. It doesn’t include his family’s taxpayer funded health care benefits and life time retirement. It matters not if a U.S. President is identified or not, or if he recklessly spins the nation into bankruptcy, or provides “material assistance” to foreign enemies or releases terrorists beyond his authority from GITMO, the taxpayer funded wages are paid out.
On the other hand, the average wage for each Congressional member is approximately $170,000 each per year which doesn’t include taxpayer funded health care benefits, vacations, and life time retirements. Most Congressional members are business men or lawyers, so they have the ability to continue working and earning money. They have the ability to save for their own retirements once they leave office, but again, they granted themselves life time benefits and retirements on the backs of the hard working Middle Class taxpayers even if they serve only one term.
The American taxpayers must pick up the tab for the Prisons and Prisoners, Pentagon, Obamacare for all government workers GITMO prisoners and migration of new Muslims, and Illegals. They must pick up the tab for the Department of Education, IRS, EPA, NSA, TSA, and more. They must pick up the tab for Welfare, Housing, Food Stamps, and the Homeless and Jobless.
For example, the U.S. President earns $450,000 per year, excluding all the benefits, health care costs for him and his family or the taxpayer wages for the Secret Service. A President’s taxpayer funded wages amount to about $3,600,000 paid out to an elected public service for only 8 years or two terms in office. Is anyone one man worth $3,600,000, plus for 8 years in public office. How about a public servant,who violates the rights of the American citizens, i.e., Freedom of Speech, Open borders, Freedom of Religion, and more…. and favors and funds illegals and foreign enemy nations on the backs of the Middle Class taxpayers?
Nevertheless, a U. President who lives 40 more years should he retire at about 50 will be taxpayer funded at about $17,000,000 in taxpayer funded retirement excluding health care and Secret Service. The taxpayer will pay out approximately $250,000,000 for 50 Secret Service agents over his life time. Who is worth this amount of taxpayer funded luxury for the rest of their lives when most U.S. Presidents leave office wealthy and owning more than one home. After all, most public servants enter office as Middle or Upper Middle Class candidates. So, excluding taxpayer funded health care benefits, the taxpayers are paying out nearly $300,000,000 to one man who served 4-8 years in office pushing a pen! It matters not if he followed the Rule of Law or destroyed a nation. Golfing. Vacationing. Creating Wars. Partying.
Furthermore, there are five living Presidents. They have wives and the taxpayer funded retirement passes onto the wives does it not even if the widow is wealthy? So, how much would anyone guess that five (5) wealthy living Presidents is costing the hard working average Middle Class Americans picking up the tab for all five (5) living Presidents? So, if Hillary were elected President or Jeb Bush, the Middle Class Americans would be supporting family dynasties for the rest of their lives. It’s called, “All in the Family.”
Thereafter, should we attempt to figure out how much we are paying each Congressional member with benefits until the day they die even if they are wealthy? How about the U.S. Justices and Federal Judges? This isn’t even to mention the huge Conflicts of Interest when it comes to families in high positions paid by U.S. Middle Class Taxpayers who secretly own Abortion Clinics for profit, or own stocks in TSA’s Rapiscan that was funded with taxpayer dollars; or no-bid contracts and engage in Insider Trading.
Therefore, it will not be possible for America’s Middle Class to maintain a Nation, when Americans feel that the majority of public servants are unethical and immoral and greedy. Many public servants have become quite wealthy by granting themselves excesses of taxpayer wages and benefits for the rest of their lives for serving only 2-4 -6 -or 8 years in public office as well as those who have spent 20-40 years working as career politicians. Americans feel that they have failed to balance a budget; failed to control the purse strings and allowed Obama aka Barry to rack up $18 TRILLION of taxpayer Debt on the backs of the Middle Class and their kids and grandkids, who will be working to pay excessive taxes based upon the $18 Trillion Debt. This regime has diminished the lifestyle of the Middle Class Americans because of their greed and reckless spending and negligence or incompetence. They appear more concerned about seeking funding for campaigns, while they live luxurious lifestyles until they die, passed on to their wives and family dynasties on the back of the taxpayers. They are taking bread off the tables of Middle Class Americans and arresting the poor and hungry Americans. This regime is mandating that Middle Class America support Muslim Brotherhood members, CAIR, Muslim Immigrants and Illegals established as secretly inserted into Obamacare.
In conclusion, the greatest threat to the National Debt’s bursting in the near future and the greatest threat to Freedom, Liberty, and Rights guaranteed and established by the U.S.Constitution and the Bill of Rights is the Federal Government, i.e., The Oval Office, DOJ, Congress, the Senate. the Military Industrial Complex, Obamacare, Big Pharma’s Lobbyists and Donations, Planned Parenthood, NSA and the NDAA Law. The Senate and America’s Middle Class are paying for the greatest and most greedy Federal Government public servants ever elected and appointed in the history of the United States of America as of 2009!
And, that’s why Americans turned the nation from Blue to Red on 11/4/2014! What percentage of the National Debt do you think is paid by taxes for excessive wages to the federal employees beginning with the oval office and Congress by the hard working Middle Class taxpayers since 2009? Take a guess…..20%? 40%? 50% – how about 60%? Take a Pie and divide it and what’s left for funding of Small Businesses and Job Creation, Social Security, Medicare, and for America’s hungry? Do you think U.S. Presidents, V.P.’s, and Congressional members are worth the excessive taxpayer wages that they mandate or should their wages be frozen and reduced? After all, a job left undone shouldn’t be rewarded. Also, should Americans raise the question if Americans truly believe the federal taxpayer funded employees care about America, You, veterans, elderly, the sick, the hard working Middle Class? How about U.S. Military or Law Enforcement, who has been thrown under the bus, and currently on their radar? Think about it….. (You may share, but please do not plagiarize. Thank You!)