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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Washington - Pin Heads On The Edge

Finally, it appears that the pin heads in Washington may have "cut" a deal which will avert financial disaster for our country. HOO-FREAKIN-RAY! They were only warned about this back in January by numerous financial experts! If you were on a vacation to Uranus and are not aware of what has been going on, here it is in a nut shell. On Tuesday, the United States of America is basically going to be out of money. PERIOD! That would have meant many federal workers would not have gotten paid, Social Security checks would not have gone out and Medicare payments would have stopped. In other words, the shit would have hit the fan. In addition, our national credit rating would have gone from a AAA which is excellent to a C or even D which is bad. How bad you ask? Bad, really bad! Our country would have to buy TV's and furniture from Rent-A-Center bad.

So now that you know how bad the situation in Washington is, I'm sure you just exhaled to breathe a sigh of relief. Not so fast I say! After watching countless hours of Congressional debates on C-Span, I can say our leaders in the House Of Representatives and in the Senate are selfish, greedy, moronic fools. Their dedication to their own political parties blinded them from serving the best interest of the people that put them there. (Please remember this when they are up for re-election.) Anyway, our Einsteins in Washington have proposed a first round of budget cuts that would total $917 billion to 1 trillion over the next 10 years along with allowing President Obama to raise the debt ceiling which is now at $14.3 trillion by $900 billion. That would raise the debt ceiling or the total amount of money in the red we are in to $15.2 trillion. I think my brain just exploded and is now leaking out of my ears! These money numbers are uncomprehensible! What exactly is trillion? Well, it looks something like this...$1,000,000,000,000.00. If you laid one dollar bills end to end, you could make a chain that stretches from earth to the moon and back again 200 times before you ran out of dollar bills! One trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun. It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills. Now, multiply that by 46 because $46,000,000,000,000.00 is what we owe. If the USA was a business, we would be in jail.

The bird brains in Washington have also proposed to create a "Super Congress". WHAT! WHAT! A "Super Congress"? Isn't our regular Congress good enough? In their own eyes I would say not. If we need a "Super Congress", why in the hell do we need the "Unsuper Congress"? This "Super Congress" will be responsible for the next round of $1.5 trillion in cuts that would be decided by a committee of 12 lawmakers evenly divided between the two parties and two chambers. This so-called "Super Congress" would have to present its cuts by Thanksgiving, and the rest of Congress could not amend or filibuster the recommendations. But if the "Super Congress" somehow failed to enact savings, the measure requires automatic cuts worth at least $1.2 trillion. Those cuts would be split equally between military and domestic programs. Social Security, Medicaid and programs for the poor would be spared, but Medicare providers -- not beneficiaries -- would take a hit. This has me a bit worried. Is cutting military spending a good thing? The "gutting" of Defense Budgets in the past have led to catastrophic results such as 911.

Defense isn't the only thing that will take a big hit. Medicare providers such as hospitals, nursing homes and physicians will be paid out less because of these cuts. What does that mean? It means medical care givers will probably whack health care insurances such as Blue Cross and Geisinger who will pass it on to, yep We The People. Overall, I am somewhat happy to see that our elected zipper heads MAY have come to an agreement. However, as usual they waited until the 13th hour to compromise which is a disgrace. It's a slap in the face to the citizens of The United States. We put these people in office to do a job and by god they better do it right! As of this moment, I am betting that somewhere down the road we are all going to get bent over to get "Super Congress Sized".

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