By Rich Kozlovich Updated 8/13/21 and 8/14/21
On August 11, 2021 RiAshlianna Kreiner posted this piece where Sen. Blumenthal, the Democrat from Connecticut, was asked if he thought 28.4 trillion dollars in national debt was too much. He's quoted saying:
“No, it’s an investment that we need to make to meet the challenges of our nation in the coming century. It’s an investment for ourselves and our children, and both the physical and the human assets that we need to meet the challenges for them.”.......
Well, since the national debt "has ballooned, from $1.1 trillion to $28.trillion 39 years", I really think this should provoke some serious questions from the nation, starting with:
- How exactly does Blumenthal think the nation can pay that back?
- Does he think it should be paid back?
- Is there a limit to how high the national debt should go?
- Does he believe it matters?
- Does he believe just printing money that has no value and causes skyrocketing inflation is a good idea?
- Is he the brightest pebble in Connecticut's brook?
- And finally, since the state of Connecticut has re-elected him for years, we should try to find out if the state of Connecticut is an out door insane asylum?
Blumenthal's credibility has been an issue for years. Let's start with the Kavanaugh hearings and this piece, The three Lies of Christine Blasey Ford with Blumenthal saying:
“Who lies in one instance, lies in all.”
The article points out:
Blumenthal was referring to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who hasn’t lied about anything, as far as anyone has been able to tell. But we can turn it around to focus on the party that Sen. Blumenthal was speaking out for. In how many instances has Christine Blasey Ford lied?
Her lies were exposed to the point no one believed her unless they were stupid or so totally partisan it didn't matter what she said as long is what she said promoted their leftist narrative to destroy a Trump nominee for the Supreme Court. Blumenthal was one of them! So totally partisan this "brilliant attorney" looked stupid. But it gets better, much better. Hypocrisy!
Why hypocrisy? According to him he was a Vietnam veteran. The left defended him because there were times he reported his service accurately, but there were times he embellished his service, and we know this for sure because he's quoted saying:
"I routinely describe my pride at having served in the United States
Marine Corps Reserves during the Vietnam era,"........... "On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service. And
I regret that, and I take full responsibility."
He apparently misspoke a lot. Including whether or not he really was all that proud to serve? If so then why the following:
"He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.".........."In 1970, with his last deferment in jeopardy, he landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam."...........At a 2008 ceremony in front of the Veterans War Memorial Building in Shelton, he praised the audience for paying tribute to troops fighting abroad, noting that America had not always done so. “I served during the Vietnam era,” he said. “I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even physical abuse.”..............Asked about the Bridgeport rally, when he told the crowd, “When we returned, we saw nothing like this".............
Jean Risley, the chairwoman of the Connecticut Vietnam Veterans Memorial Inc., recalled listening to an emotional Mr. Blumenthal offering remarks at the dedication of the memorial. She remembered him describing the indignities that he and other veterans faced when they returned from Vietnam. “It was a sad moment,”.........“He said, ‘When we came back, we were spat on; we couldn’t wear our uniforms.”........she checked into [his] military background and learned that he had not, in fact, served in Vietnam.
The New York Times claimed:
So, was it that he misspoke or he lied? Either way, Blumenthal has the credibility of swamp gas, and this incredibly stupid statement about the national debt corroborates that.
Updates: One thing is clear, and these updates confirm it. No amount of taxes will ever be able to outpace the insane spending going on unless we cut government first and then wasteful programs will be much easier to identify and eliminate.
Sen. Ernst: ‘Absolutely,’ $28.4 Trillion Debt is ‘Too Much’ - In the federal government, in addition to the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, there are 15 departments, such as Defense, HHS, Commerce, and Education. Also, there are approximately 453 agencies. According to The Hill, “The federal government employs nearly 9.1 million workers, comprising nearly 6 percent of total employment in
the United States. The figure includes nearly 2.1 million federal
employees, 4.1 million contract employees, 1.2 million grant employees,
1.3 million active duty military personnel, and more than 500,000 postal