Friday, October 18, 2013

Laws Are For You and Me But Not For Our Rulers.

Well now that didn't take long.  It was announced on Thursday that our national debt had grown to nearly $17.1 trillion, an increase of $328 billion virtually overnight.  What this means is that government has been accumulating charges on the national credit card without swiping it through the card reader.  In other words they have been violating the legislation that set the limit.

Imagine going into your local Sears store with an arm load of goods.  The clerk swipes your card and informs you that your card is maxed out.  You respond that you have applied for a credit extension and that your good for it.  You then propose to pay interest on the charge from the date provided they don't actually ring up the sale. The clerk says "OK", puts the goods in a bag and sends you on your way.

Both parties have just committed numerous felony counts, and no doubt face prosecution.  But the laws that apply to you and me don't apply to our rulers.  If they did never mind the scandal, there would be prison sentences.  But we all know that won't happen.

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