Considering the most recent videos I’ve put up (here and here), I admit that I must be in a nostalgic mood. But as they say, “oldies are goodies”, and this video does a great job of explaining the role of the three branches of government. I think the correlating of our federal government with a three ring circus couldn’t be more perfect- DC certainly has its share of clowns and performing animals.
Part of our school day today included watching a DVD of the classic School House Rock cartoons that many of us grew up watching on Saturday mornings. I was delighted when, after watching the one that talked about the wonderful opportunity we all have to pay our fair share of income taxes on April 15th, my daughter exclaimed, “Mom, this is wrong. They’re saying that taxes are good!”
Music to my ears…
However, I found the next video interesting- Tyrannosaurus Debt- which compared the national debt to the appetite of a rather sizable dinosaur. What surprised me was the direct correlation made between wartime and the increase of debt.
Dr. Paul explains the truth behind earmarks and the responsibility Congress has to earmark every single dollar.
Dr. Paul correctly terms the stimilus package a “spending bill” and voices encouragement that other Republicans are standing against it.
After being berated by an angry tax-payer, Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) explains how the US and World Economies would have collapsed without fast action from Capitol Hill.
For some reason, I’m not convinced.
Ron Paul in answer to the idea that “the house is already on fire and we need to put water on it”: “You’re correct, the house is on fire- you think we’re putting water on it. I think we’re putting kerosene on it.”
Though it seems to fall on deaf ears, Dr. Paul continues to drive home the fact that central planning does not work and that it’s time to liquidate the bad debt.
Dr. Paul discusses further developments with the disbursement of the bailout funds and the resolution supporting Israel over Palestine.
Dr. Paul continues to try and educate his fellow Congressmen regarding Israel, Palestine, how Hamas came into being and why we should never have gotten involved in the first place.