August 27, 2013
Is It Criminal to Raise the Debt Ceiling?
By James Wilson


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If Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling, then they will have to balance the budget immediately. If that’s what you want please ask for it. Send a letter telling Congress to Cap the Debt.

The hardwired message says

Do NOT raise the debt ceiling ever again.

You may borrow from or copy these personal comments

The debt hits its legal limit in mid-autumn. I DENY MY CONSENT to increasing it.

Borrowing steals money from future generations to fund your current cronyism. This is evil.

The debt ceiling was a promise to balance the budget. Every time you raise the ceiling you break your promise. This is fraud. If a private institution repeatedly did this to its customers they would be brought up on charges. Maybe the same thing should happen to members of Congress who vote to increase it?

Please understand that I don’t willingly give my money to known fraudsters. I only do it in your case because you threaten to harm me if I withdraw my support. This is another example of your inherent criminality.

But it gets worse. You magnify your criminality by using the money you steal from me (and from future generations through borrowing) to harm others in my name...

* You murder innocents with drone attacks and undeclared wars
* You subsidize dictators who murder and torture
* You kidnap and imprison people for selling or ingesting substances you dislike
* You sponsor a system of legalized counterfeiting that robs every American
* You steal property through asset forfeiture and “eminent domain”
* You spy on those you claim to serve through the NSA and other criminal schemes

And this is only a partial list. I’m ANGERED by these assaults on life and liberty, committed in my name and paid for with my money! I want you to cap the debt so you can commit less evil.

Typically, when someone suggests capping the debt, your fraudster instincts take over. You start spinning yarns about all the people who will be “hurt” by this fiscally responsible move. But I am arguing the exact opposite...

You need to stop borrowing money because doing so will force you to stop hurting so many people.

Having less money will reduce the number of crimes you can commit.

I also want you to know,

that I know,

that you KNOW,

that you can Cap the Debt WITHOUT “defaulting.”

And that you will still be able to fund…

* military pay
* pensions for veterans and federal employees
* Social Security
* Medicare and Medicare



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