Obama Government Like Red Giant Sun About To Explode

Obama is a grandiose narcissist, so in a way I’m doing him a favor by comparing the government which he has recreated in his own image to the sun.

But let me assure you, I’m not being complimentary.

Like the U.S. government, the sun is the largest thing in our world by a whole bunch.  It’s huge and it’s powerful.  And it will go on and on, as long as things work the way they’re supposed to work.

But toward the end of a sun’s life, things start to go very wrong.  And it’s that “very wrong” direction that Obama has hugely accelerated us in.

As long as a sun is burning its legitimate source of hydrogen fuel, it is incredibly stable.  But then there comes that point where the hydrogen is burned up, and it starts to feed on itself.  It grows bigger – more than 200 times its previous stable size – and to an ignorant eye, it would appear that the sun was much more powerful than it had been before.  But in reality it is dying; it is burning the wrong kind of fuel; in reality it is about to explode.

That’s where Obama has taken us.  We’re burning through debt-spending at an astonishing and frankly astronomical rate.  For the last six decades we’ve grown huge with deficit spending; but never anything like what we’re seeing now.  Like the red giant sun, we’ve massively expanded beyond what is healthy or sustainable.  And it doesn’t take an astrophysicist to see that we’re nearing our end.

FDR massively expanded our federal government in his day; and it has been growing and growing and growing ever since.  But now Barack Obama has entered the scene and:

There’s little question that the anvil will fall on the US economy due to the near doubling of the national debt as Obama adds a projected $9.7 trillion to the $11.7 trillion black hole of debt we’re already in.  Obama is borrowing 50 cents on the dollar as he explodes the federal deficit by spending four times more than Bush spent in 2008 and in the process “adding more to the debt than all presidents — from George Washington to George Bush — combined.” And most terrifying of all, Obama’s spending will cause debt to double from 41% of GDP in 2008 to a crushing 82% of GDP in 2019.

What will be the result of all this insane spending, and not very far off? A quote from a CNS News story should awaken anyone who thinks the future will be rosy:

By 2019, the CBO said, a whopping 82 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) will go to pay down the national debt. This means that in future years, the government could owe its creditors more than the goods and services that the entire economy can produce.

and:

By comparison, from the day Mr. Obama took office last year to the end of the current fiscal year, according to the Office of Management and Budget, the debt held by the public will grow by $3.3 trillion. In 20 months, Mr. Obama will add as much debt as Mr. Bush ran up in eight years.

and:

In the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the federal debt held by the public increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan.

and:

Deficits of that magnitude would force the Treasury to continue borrowing at prodigious rates, sending the national debt soaring to 90 percent of the economy by 2020, the CBO said. Interest payments on the debt would also skyrocket by $800 billion over the same period.

As in “$800 billion a year.”  Every year from then on.

But it will likely be even more frightening than that:

The Obama administration is desperate to minimize the size of the budget deficit, which has become a huge political liability. It is gambling that interest rates will stay low. But, as I argue in “Boomergeddon,” the 30-year era of declining interest rates on sovereign debt is coming to a close. Interest rates will rise sharply in the decade ahead. And thanks to Treasury’s short-term actions, there will be very little to buffer the country from massive increases in interest on the debt. Between the mounting size of the debt itself, rising interest rates and short maturities, the interest burden could quadruple — perhaps even quintuple — by the end of the decade. By 2020, the U.S. could well be paying $1 trillion a year in interest.

$1 trillion a year in interest, only ten years away.  That amounts to paying for 1.16 Obama stimulus programs every single year, until we go the way of the Dodo bird.

Only we won’t just go away.  We’ll implode as an economic system and as a society, and then we’ll explode.

Near the end of a sun’s life cycle it turns into a red giant.  When our sun does this, it will grow so large that it will expand a minimum of 200 times its present size, and the planet Mercury and probably even Venus will be completely swallowed up.

To the uninformed, it would probably look as though the sun has become bigger and stronger than ever.  But to those who know, they will recognize that the red giant sun will be living on its last gaps before its collapse.  When it explodes, it will take most of the solar system – and very definitely planet earth – with it.

That’s the way our government is now, I believe.  Our government – especially under Barack Obama – has grown so huge beyond its legitimate or sustainable capacity it is simply unreal.  Someone who doesn’t understand the reality might think that we’re too big and powerful to explode.  But as our sun itself proves, the bigger we are, the harder we’ll fall.  We have either got to cut back the size of our government, or it’s expansion will consume itself and it will collapse before not very much longer.

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8 Responses to “Obama Government Like Red Giant Sun About To Explode”

  1. J.W. Wartick Says:

    At some point, we’re going to implode–I think you’re absolutely correct. There is simply no limit to what we’ve been spending. The gov’t is increasing in size, taking over more and more areas of private life. Why? What is the point? What is the purpose of government? It seems we’ve forgotten the answer to this last question most of all. What is our purpose?

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Brit Hume offered an incredible commentary on taxes, and just whose money the money we earn is.

    I’m planning to transcribe it, as I can’t find that as an option.

    Do I belong to the government? Does my labor belong to the government?

    Another way to put it, is God my God, or is government my God? Was I created in government’s image? Is it the government that owns the sum total of my essence?

    Hume beautifully expresses a point that has been expressed before: is the government “letting” me keep part of what is theirs, or is the government illegitimately seizing what ought to be mine?

  3. The Destructionist Says:

    The issue is not about politcal parties, but instead, about political powers. Both Democrats and Republicans are opposite sides of the same coin. Have you ever heard the term, “you can’t win for losing?” Well that’s politics in a nutshell. If you claim one side as the “bad guy,” then you have to include the other side as well. It’s an imperfect system, frought with emotional perils. Sadly, it is only those, willing to put aside their party affiliations that will recognize the ultimate truth… Are you one of them?

    Warren Buffet Declares, “U.S. Safe from Recession”

    “I am a huge bull on this country,” exclaimed Mr. Buffet, Chairman of Omaha, Berkshire Hathaway. “We are not going to have a double-dip recession at all…” (ROFL!)

    What planet is he living on? (Certainly not ours.) Doesn’t he see what’s going on in America? With a staggering unemployment rate continually on the rise due to the relocation of American jobs overseas by corporations – determined to squeeze every last drop of profit out of the almighty dollar – there can be little doubt about the financial condition of our country. Yet, Mr. Buffet has decided, by way of his self-appointed importance, along with his umpteenth years of financial experience in cajoling investors to participate in the most insidious shell game of all – Wall Street – that he somehow has the authority to declare an end to America’s financial woes with a simple proclamation.

    (What a joke.)

    Mr. Buffet is under the delusion that since he’s been successful at making billions of dollars in the past that he somehow has the “inside-track” on the economy based on historical economic data.

    (He is so wrong.)

    After the Great Depression, one could rely on businesses, like the small Mom & Pop’s, to pick us up out of the gutter, dust us all off, and return us back to the economic state from whence we came. Unfortunately, the old ways of doing things are long gone. Today, when one of our jobs has been shipped to another country, it’s gone…and for good. Therefore, it’s no longer possible to “restart” America like they did back in the good old days. Today, with regards to our financial crisis, we’re pretty much on our own.

    In short, people, like Warren Buffet, will say anything in an attempt to instill confidence in the markets and to get people to invest. But if there aren’t enough jobs in America to create a solid economic foundation, the structure upon which our country rests will remain in jeopardy.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Destructionist,

    I’ve seen arguments like yours plenty of times before. I find your position a complete waste of time – even when Glenn Beck uses it.

    It’s real easy to turn your nose up at both parties. That way you don’t have to take any real responsibility for anything, and you can arrogantly sneer at those who live in the real world and take a side. Breathe or not breathe? I’ll do neither! Should we split the atom or not? There’s pitfalls to either choice; how about if we just dent the atom instead? That way we can go nowhere while standing for nothing. How useless!

    Unless you’re a baby sleeping in a crib that someone put you in, waiting for someone to feed you, waiting for someone to change your diaper, you’ve got to make choices. And in American politics, you have two basic choices.

    Now, you can make a choice, or you can be like that baby and just lay there and cry. Because other, more mature and responsible people will be making your decision FOR you while you sit there wasting oxygen.

    Let’s see: the $862 billion stimulus. Did you want it or not? Or were you just too “special” to have the mental capacity to decide? ObamaCare? Did you want it, or didn’t you? How about abortion on demand? Do you like murdering babies, or can you tell me the mediating position between Democrats and Republicans such that you’re kind of murdering them, but kind of not? How about cap and trade? Intelligent tax cuts? The Arizona law? Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan? Hello? Is there anybody in there?

    There are fundamental differences in the philosophies of Republicans and Democrats.

    And what? Is Warren Buffet supposed to be the edge of the coin? Again, you attack your very own thesis:

    Warren Buffett Warren Buffett Give Obama ‘High Marks,’ Mocks Palin in CNBC Interview:
    Billionaire investor applauds White House’s Keynesian approach to the down economy
    .”

    So Warren Buffett endorses Barack Obama, a liberal and a Democrat, mocks Sarah Palin, a conservative and a Republican, and then pumps the liberal Keynesian approach to economics. And if you don’t like him, you should be on THE OPPOSITE SIDE FROM HIM.

    You also dump on corporations. But have you ever considered that most corporations would very much like to be located in the most powerful and wealthiest market in the world, one that has more than 300 million customers who have more money to buy stuff than anybody anywhere? Has it ever occurred to you – when you weren’t lying in your crib mewling – that Democrats have imposed so many impositions on business that they just can’t remain here profitably, and that most corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, and the NFIB which represents more than 350,000 small business, are unanimous in agreement that Republican policies work in the real world, versus Democrats who seem like they’re out to destroy businesses and private sector jobs?

    So I suggest you climb out of your crib and make a grown-up choice.

  5. The Destructionist Says:

    You obviously didn’t read my post or understand it. Oh well…

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    It’s possible I didn’t.

    And if you intend to vote Republican this November, I extend my apologies for misreading you.

    If, on the other hand, you somehow think that Republicans are “just as bad” as Democrats, my lecture remains.

  7. Mark @ Israel Says:

    Say goodbye to the American dream and say hello to the American nightmare if this happens. The national debt has indeed doubled or even tripled and the Obama administration is doing nothing but adding up to the government spending. This all so unreal and insane. I wonder how we can ever escape this great fall. I hope something can still be done before it’s too late.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    If Republicans don’t win both the House and Senate and thus be able to defund if not repeal ObamaCare, I think it WILL be too late. That monstrosity will break us like the anvil that broke the camel’s back.

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