North Korea has upped the ante. In the past when dealing with his father, North Korea made idle threats against the United States and South Korea. Especially when they were conducting joint exercises off the coast of North Korea. But, no one knows what the new leader will do. We do not know if he is bluffing or if he is crazy enough to carry out his threats. He claims that he will launch a “Preemptive strike” against the United States and now would be the time. While we have limited presence in the area and financial constraints, as the North Korean Leader is well aware of, we are sitting ducks. It is not a well known fact but if you look it up online you will find that North Korea has submarines. These are not your average submarines but exceptionally quite ones. Ones that are practically undetectable. This presents a huge problem, especially if they take a jihad type stance and send them into United States waters with nuclear material and detonate them.
The other component that we are not aware of, is do they already have nuclear material here in the United States? We have intelligence to say they don’t, but your intelligence is only as good as the people providing it. North Korea has been counterfeiting our money for years, sending drugs into the country, and not reporting any real income into their country. With these venues they have to be making money and a lot of it. It is suspected that they are banking it in China but that is yet to be seen. We do know that since they were caught with 20 billion in a Macao bank and it was seized by the United States they have split their monies across the board. They have been starting smaller accounts so if they are discovered they will not loose all their booty.
I really don’t know if North Korea is trying to start something with the United States or not. If you look at Iraq as an example and what happened there, it would only be to their advantage to start a war with the United States. We went over, destroyed the country and then rebuilt it. I am sure that North Korea could use a make-over. But the son has something to prove and the United States and South Korea should really be taking this guy seriously. He said he was going to test a nuke and he did. He said that he was going to test a missile and he did. So far, he seems to not care what the United States and South Korea says or does, but he seems to be going to do what he says and does!
Now that we have hit March 1st, we are also being hit by March 1st. We are now going to have less National Security, less Cyber Security, just less as a whole. We can work as a Nation with this mess. We will have longer lines at airports, less flights, and more crowded flights. This is not something that is going to devastate our Nation. It will just slow it down a bit. Well quite a bit. I know that most of you won’t even notice this mess at all. Because it does not directly effect you. But what you must understand is that it does effect you. Of course, I am talking National Security. We are making ourselves more vunerable. Taking ourselves back a decade or so. I suggest that we all pray our butts off that our enemies we have been fighting and are now working out of Africa, do not take advantage of our situation. Or perhaps an attack on our allies, when we only have one carrier group in the region. Just so you know, one carrier group is capable of many things. But two are more than capable of a war. We are not totally defensless, we just don’t have the defenses we should have according to assessment. Just something to think about…..
Republican Congressional Representatives keep jabbing at the White House for not coming up with a solution to this problem. Isn’t this what Congress is for? Didn’t we vote for them so they could fix these types of problems? Don’t they have the capability to take on these types of problems?
It is not up to the White House to come up with a solution to this problem. It is up to Congress. I mean they have a few hundred members and could easily put together a “think tank” to come up with answers to the Fiscal Cliff. They want to chop areas where they have already allocated monies for this year. They should be concentrating on the 2014 budget. They haven’t spent the money already and the way to pay off a debt is to come up with a rational plan to do so. All they have to do is identify areas to cut back and do it in the next fiscal year not in the year they have already allocated monies for.
We have waited this long for a solution to this problem then we can wait a couple more months. Congress has failed us once again. They continue to fail us. And we need to have long memories so we can get rid of these people. The Republicans in Congress should have, could have, but didn’t find an answer to this Fiscal Cliff. The Democrats have put ideas before Congress just to have them shot down because the Republicans are busy playing politics.
Enough with the politics! It is time to pay our bills and fix the deficit starting in our 2014 budget. They have already spent the money from the 2013 budget but don’t want to pay the bill. Another case of Republican “Dine and Dash”. Don’t be a fool, see this for what it is. Political posturing. We cannot fix this problem in a couple of months, we have to have sound thinking and a fiscally sound answer to fixing the National Debt. Take the time and do it right the first time. Don’t just pull the plug on social programs that are actually working. Pull the plug on programs that are not working. Like giving big oil companies millions of dollars. That is one area that can go. It would be shameful for Congress not to act responsibly and pay our debts now then cut our debts starting in the 2014 budget. Sure we can cut money now but where would it get us? It would be hasty and they probably wouldn’t cut the money from the areas that it really should be cut.
This is just an idea to boost the economy in the United States.
I am not saying that Foreign Aid is not necessary, I am saying that there are other ways of providing it to ensure the people it was intended for receive it. Right now the American Government is paying farmers not to farm their land. This is artificially keeping the price of food and grain up. There is another path to follow that will do more for the economy and ensure that the food is going to the people in foreign countries.
If the United States Government were to allow farmers to farm all their land. Then pay a fair price for the food and grain produced by the farmers that will keep the price up so they are making money. That would also keep $51.6 Billion dollars in the economy. Farmers would have to hire additional help to maintain the farms thereby creating jobs that would be here to stay.
The United States Government doesn’t consider Foreign Aid which is only 1% of the budget an area they are concerned with because it is such a small amount. By sending food and grain to foreign countries they are keeping the foreign governments from keeping all the money for themselves. Which is what is going on right now. The United States Government, by paying attention, to Foreign Aid and utilizing the monies to make farming what it used to be. $51.6 Billion is no drop in the bucket to the American People but it is to Congress. But imagine putting that money into the economy and paying farmers a fair price for their products. You would not only be saving a great deal of this countries way of life but you would be ensuring that Foreign Aid would be in the form of food, which is what they need right now.
So my thinking is to keep the money here in the United States. Pay the Farmers a fair price for their produce, keeping the price up. Put $51.6 Billion dollars back into the economy. Increase the number of people working, thereby increasing the tax base for the country. And most importantly keeping foreign governments from keeping the money to become richer and giving the food to the poor. We did do this for years, since our country was built on the backs of farmers. But the American Government was not paying a fair price thereby causing the price of grain and food products to fall. The American Government also decided that sending money would allow foreign governments to pay a fair price for food grown on their own soil. This program hasn’t worked in decades. It is time to go back to paying American Farmers a fair price for their produce and sending food to other countries, not money.
Just a thought, maybe you would like to think about it as well. $51.6 billion is a great deal of money and it should be put back into the American Economy!