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Feb 18 2013

Tom Harkin: No Spending Problem, Just a Misallocation of Wealth

The CPUSA can disband. It is obsolete, now that the morphing of the Democrat Party into the Communist Party is nearly complete:

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said on Thursday that U.S. government does not have a spending problem, but America suffers from “a misallocation of wealth.”

“I look at it this way,” Harkin said at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the law that includes the automatic spending cuts referred to as “sequestration”). “We’re the richest nation in the history of the world. That kind of begs the question doesn’t it? If we’re so rich, why are we so broke?”

That is, just because we have already spent the next two generations into debt is no reason to slow down the explosive growth of government, because there are still people out there we haven’t looted into bankruptcy yet. “Misallocation” is when people who create wealth don’t have it stolen from them.

Harkin sits on the Appropriations Committee. Most lowlifes have to wait for a riot to go looting, but Harkin does it for a living.

The debt has passed $16.5 trillion. But Democrats have only just begun to waste money. The spree won’t stop until the economy collapses. Then a population conditioned to turn to government for solutions will collapse into Democrats’ collectivist arms — or at least, that’s the plan.

Despite being softened up by decades of propaganda relentlessly inculcated by our socialist media and schools, not everyone is on board with this plan. That is why our society is preparing for war.

Harkin steps closer to straightforward Marxism.

On tips from Lyle and IslandLifer.

18 Responses to “Tom Harkin: No Spending Problem, Just a Misallocation of Wealth”

  1. Helicopter Benny says:

    I agree esteemed party member Comrade Harkin. There is no spending problem and the printing presses are just getting warmed up!

  2. StanInTexas says:

    So Sen. Harkin, have you taken all of your wealth and distributed it amongst the people in your district?

    Yeah, that’s what I thought!

  3. Dr. 9 says:

    If we’re so rich, why are we so broke?

    Would you not expect such an asinine statement to come from a flaming liberal? What he is basically saying is, “as a typical leftist Demoncrat, i am totally detached from reality.

    He is also saying that his leftist ideology is far more important to him than is the country. This is the result of giving people who lack the intellectual capacity to think for themselves, the power of the vote. And don’t bother worrying about it because it’s going to get a whole lot worse.

  4. Flu-Bird says:

    Thats becuase their spending our money

  5. StanInTexas,

    That is just it, they don’t want to give up what they have they think everyone else should give up what they have. That’s just a typical democrat bum for ya. If they have it they don’t want to give it up it’s what they have. But what you have, they’ll certainly want to loot you for it.

  6. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    We must display determination, endurance, firmness and unanimity. We must stop at nothing. Everybody and everything must be used to save the rule of the workers and peasants, to save communism.

    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 1920
    “If we’re so rich, why are we so broke?”
    Tom Harkin 2013

  7. Sam Adams says:

    Hey, Harkin…Why can’t I tell my mortgage company that we are the richest country in the world, and because we are the richest country in the world, I shouldn’t have problems paying my mortgage. Apparently I have a minor misallocation of wealth problem. So when will the government start confiscating wealth from others and give it to me? Or do I have to do that myself?

  8. Sam Adams says:

    Here’s another idea, Mr. Harkin. You spent a lot of money running for reelection. That money could be much better spent paying my mortgage. Plus, I suspect you still have some campaign money that hasn’t been spent.

    Hand it over, Harkin.

  9. Clingtomyguns says:

    Moonbattery and the opulence of Washington’s elitism has corrupted his mind.

    He’s got John Kerry syndrome, and is nearly as reprehensible:

    1. Harkin said of his service as a Navy pilot: “One year was in Vietnam. I was flying F-4s and F-8s on combat air patrols and photo-reconnaissance support missions”. After subsequent inquiries by Barry Goldwater and The Wall Street Journal, Harkin clarified that he had been stationed in Japan and sometimes flew recently repaired aircraft on test missions over Vietnam. His service flying F-4s and F-8s was later, while he was stationed at U.S. Naval Base Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

    2. And while he came from Catholic roots, in every deed and action as a politician he’s abandoned the faith:

    He has opposed most efforts to place legal restrictions on Roe v Wade, including voting against a ban on late term abortion, while supporting contraception and education to reduce teen pregnancy. As of 2003, Harkin received a 100 percent rating from NARAL, the pro-choice advocacy organization. He was very critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which places limits on taxpayer-funded abortions in the context of the November 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act.[
    He has come out in favor of embryonic stem cell research. In July 2006, Harkin made a speech from the Senate floor in response to George W. Bush’s veto of the embryonic stem cell research federal funding bill.

    In May 2009, Harkin announced he opposed any effort to overturn an Iowa Supreme Court decision in April 2009 that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa. “We [communists] all grow [away from Biblical values] as we get older; we learn things [to advance collectivism], we become more sensitive [overreaching and intrusive] to people and people’s lives,” said Harkin. “The more I’ve looked at that, I’ve grown [fat and happy to be in power in D.C. and] to think differently about how we should live [and how to force my will on others]. I guess I’ve got to the point of live and let live [with confiscation of other peoples’ money, and if it feels good, just do it].”

    On December 18, 2010, Harkin voted in favor of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010.

  10. Sam Adams says:

    Harkin follows the long democrat tradition of saying “if we can send a man to the moon, why can’t we….” The presumption was that all things were possible if we just set our minds to it.

    Now Harkin continues to rely upon the idea that the US is the richest country in the world, while every day he and his fellow congresscritters actively work to make us poorer. Does Harkin believe that he should be able to access my retirement accounts? Does he believe he should be able to access the equity I have in my home? Does he believe that I should continue to work and earn income for his benefit?

    Of course he does. He believes in slavery and theft.

  11. Wilberforce says:

    Yet another thing we Iowans need to apologize to the rest of the country for.

  12. A. Levy says:

    I wonder if the American people will, ever again, have the strength, the will, and the sense, to govern their own country? I doubt it will happen in my lifetime, especially if predictions are true, and Hitlary or NYS gov. Cuomo, both equally evil and incompetent, make their way into the Oval Office.

  13. Sam Adams says:

    A. Levy says:
    February 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I wonder if the American people will, ever again, have the strength, the will, and the sense, to govern their own country?

    Most Americans are trying hard to not get into a war, while preparing for one at the same time. Guns and ammo are in very short supply specifically because Americans are preparing for the day they hope never comes.

    The TEA party hasn’t gone away, and they are plenty disgusted with republicans, particularly the republican leadership.

    I don’t know where the breaking point will be, but there is one, and if DC pushes us past that point, Harkin and his ilk better head for the underground bunkers.

  14. Jodie says:

    Sam Adams says:
    February 18, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Harkin follows the long democrat tradition of saying “if we can send a man to the moon, why can’t we….”

    Kind of like their latest: “When twenty children are killed in a classroom, how can we NOT [fill in the blank]?”

  15. Son of Taz says:

    There really is something terrible in the water in DC.

    Or, maybe it’s the lingering effects of Potomac Fever.

    Both are fatal. Eradicate DC with a neutron bomb and the buildings will be preserved, the infection will be wiped out.

  16. KHarn says:

    =No Spending Problem, Just a Misallocation of Wealth=

    Acually, I agree. We keep making the mistake of letting the GOVERNMENT have our money!

  17. Musicmaven says:

    He is just waiting to retire to his 1 million $ plus beach front estate on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas!

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