Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lowey Wants More Money

It seems that Rep Nita Lowey (D-NY) wants more money for domestic spending. I kinda-sorta agree with her, although not in the manner that she'd like.
“We need a budget framework that makes it possible for Congress to pass appropriations bills and allow our nation the flexibility to meet our responsibilities at home and abroad,” Lowey said at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
You're right, Nita, we need to meet our responsibilities.  The question becomes; what is our responsibility?  Not all that free crap that Obama gave away.    It's not the government's business to give away (for example) free phones.

And, Nita, if you read the Constitution (it's a short, six-page document),  you'll find that it doesn't say anything about health-care, or food stamps, or any of those other things that we give away.  As a matter of fact, Article 1, Section 8 lays out your responsibilities and I don't see anything about free stuff in there.

As a matter of fact, if you scroll down to the 10th Amendment, you'll find that if a power isn't granted to the United States, it belongs to the States, or the people.  But, I wouldn't expect a Democrat from New York to understand that.

It would be really nice if Congresswoman understood her responsibility, took her job seriously, and refrained from sticking her nose where it didn't belong.   I guess that's too much to ask.


Dave said...

I don't see anything about Social Security in there, either.

beercan43 said...

yep, no social programs.Now we are in a cage with a bigger snake than we deserve.
Now with the federal reserve, the gubbermint created inflation and the big bank manipulation of the "free markets,"the savings,investments and assets that we older folk put away, have been devastated--