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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Deficit tops $2,000,000,000,000.00 (thats 2 trillion dollars)

The Office of Management and Budget, part of the Executive Branch, states that the deficit will to $2,000 billion dollars.


pelicanmarsh68 said...

Try 9 trillion. It would take 34000 years to pay it off at 1 million dollars a day, with no interest or added deficit.

So my question is this: When are the idiots who voted for this jackass going to pony-up the funds to pay for his agendas?

Unless of course they are the disadvantaged and downtrodden of society. If so they need to use their money for smokes and alcohol and cable TV.

I saw this headline and had heard it was 9 trillion, not 2. (Maybe 9 trillion is over a 10 year period?)

Rich V. said...

Pelicanmarsh68, you're right the total deficit will top $9 trillion dollars. The amount the I'm refering to is THIS YEARS DEFICIT! Not the total.

pelicanmarsh68 said...


Still, 2 trillion, with a "T", is no small amount of bucks....(can you believe we are talking about money to be spent by our government that's in the trillions? Amazing. I remember back in the day when 100 million dollars was huge.)

In less than 100 days this guy has out-spent the previous 43 Presidents combined, total, EVER. Let history record that little fact about this guy.

Change we can believe in? Fah. I look at the 10th Amendment with different eyes these days.

Long Live the Republic.

(I like what you're saying, Rich. Good blog ya got here.)

Rich V. said...

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember those days too. I remember when the National Debt topped $5trillion (about 23-4 years ago) and the press went nuts. I guess it really does matter who is in the White House...

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Government does not cause affluence. Citizens of totalitarian countries have plenty of government and nothing of anything else.--P. J. O’Rourke