In 2007, Tricia and Frank expected to be the embodiment of the F.U.C.K.E.R.S.: the Folks Upset by the Capital Karma Executive Recruiting System.
As I mentioned in Sorry, Tricia went her separate way in 2008 and Frank carried onward for positive political reform until his day job and another project took over his life. Upon Frank’s request, I assumed the position of managing the F.U.C.K.E.R.S. Now, based upon the results of the 2016 POTUS Campaign, it sure looks like President Donald J. Trump is clearly the leader of The FOLKS (The F.U.C.K.head), and it also looks like he and his Breitbart pal Steven K. Bannon had been the new F.U.C.K.E.R.S., until Mr. Bannon “lost his mind.” While it is unclear who will replace Mr. Bannon as one of the F.U.C.K.E.R.S., I remain hopeful that the F.U.C.K.E.R.S. will recruit the best and brightest among the F.U.C.K.E.R.s (Folks Upset by the Capital Karma Empowered for Reform) and either ignore the F.U.C.K.U.P.s (Folks Upset by the Capital Karma Unable to Perform), or transform them into F.U.C.K.E.R.s.
Are you one of The FOLKS upset by the Capital karma and empowered for reform—a F.U.C.K.E.R? If so, are you ready, willing, and able to make the transformation to philosophically correct and declare war on the gross federal debt? Or, are you one of The FOLKS upset by the Capital karma and unable to perform—a F.U.C.K.U.P?
Be a F.U.C.K.E.R., not a F.U.C.K.U.P.! Take the time to read the platform and policies of The American Capitalist Party—a hypothetical political party that is philosophically correct. Is it it time to get The American Capitalist Party started? Please share your consciousness on The FOLKS Blog in the The FOLKS Forum or tweet to D.I.C.K. at @PoliticalFolks.
Tricia (a sex therapist) and Frank (a divorce lawyer) were fed up with the Federal Government in 2007. They believed many of their fellow citizens were as agitated as they were that Congress and the White House (the “Current Capitalists”— those located in our nation’s capital as opposed to social and economic capitalists elsewhere—as they are called in FOLKS UPSET BY THE CAPITAL KARMA) were spending The FOLKS’ money like there was no tomorrow. Tricia and Frank decided to combine the contents of their craniums and develop a passionate plea for political change. They recognized that voter turnout was somewhere around 50% of the voting-age population and wondered how hard it could be to improve that statistic by creating a third major political party: Folks Upset by the Capital Karma, complete with an amusing acronym to entice the electorate to get it up for fiscal reform. Next Tricia and Frank needed to motivate 537 folks to come forward and be part of a house-cleaning team (in the Capitol: 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 100 seats in the Senate; and in the White House: president and vice president). They believed “sex sells” and developed a Titillating Twelve-Step Program to arouse the apathetic and invigorate the indifferent to get involved in the politics of effecting fiscal reform.
It was very hard . . . downright impossible . . . to effect the change Tricia and Frank had hoped to head in 2007. Fast forward to 2016 and WOW! Never in their wildest dreams did the tantalizing twosome imagine an individual coming forward and, instead of leading the start-up of a third political party, actually taking over a major party to deal with the issues that appear to be ailing We the People and hence the United States of America. It began in 2015 when Donald J. Trump and 17 others declared themselves candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Subsequently, somewhere between 25 and 30 percent of those who voted in the early Republican presidential primaries coalesced around Mr. Trump—a huge advantage given peculiar delegate allocation rules from state to state. So huge that Mr. Trump amassed a large number of delegates very quickly. In the process, he also acquired bragging rights regarding the “millions and millions of people” of all voting ages who have come forward in support of his candidacy, many making their first appearance in a voting booth. This support group includes some citizens not registered with the Republican Party because some states have “open” primaries in which citizens registered to vote need not declare a party affiliation to cast a vote. While the Republican Establishment/Elites frown upon these cross-voters, the good news for Republicans, and Mr. Trump, is that the party appeared to be widening its base, expanding its tent, etc. The results of the 2016 General Election confirm this with respect to minority voters.
Now the big question is whether President Donald J. Trump will be a philosophically correct POTUS and do the difficult deeds that must be done: repealing (and not replacing) Obamacare, eliminating the Federal Department of Education, and taking every other action necessary to reduce the size of the federal government to its constitutionally correct form. These actions will result in the elimination of budget deficits and, over time, eliminate the gross federal debt.
When FOLKS UPSET BY THE CAPITAL KARMA was published in March 2007, a Republican-controlled Congress was aiding and abetting President Bush to become “The Nine Trillion Dollar Man” by the end of the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year, as you can see in the chart below. If you round the 2008-2009 Fiscal-Year-End Gross Federal Debt to the nearest trillion dollars, a Democratic-controlled Congress did their part to transform “Bush 43” into “The Twelve Trillion Dollar Man” that year. (President Bush must accept responsibility for the 2008-2009 Fiscal Year because he and Congress should have passed a budge in 2008 that responsibly funded the Federal Government for that fiscal year.)
|FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEP 30||GROSS FEDERAL DEBT||POPULATION OCT 01 OF FOLLOWING FISCAL YEAR||DEBT PER CAPITA||DEBT CHANGE PER CAPITA FROM PRIOR YEAR||
FOR FISCAL YEAR BUDGET
* As of close of business on June 29, 2018.
** As of June 30, 2018
Perhaps the most shocking revelation from the chart above is that, during the Obama years, a Republican-controlled House of Representatives helped make President Obama “The Twenty Trillion Dollar Man” on September 30, 2017. WTF, Republicans!
President Trump cannot be blamed for the run-up of the Gross Federal Debt in 2017 because nine months of that calendar year were the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year for which President Obama and Congress should have passed a budget that responsibly funded the Federal Government for that fiscal year. However, from October 1, 2017 through April 5, 2018, a Republican-controlled Congress and President Trump have already saddled each of We the People with $2,587.21 of new Gross Federal Debt! WTF, Republicans!
Notwithstanding President Trump’s profligate spending, does he have a secret plan for dealing with the debt? Will he stop the Two-Party Pirates in Congress from ransacking our republic? Did he really mean it when he said he will “never sign another bill like this again”—when he signed the Omnibus spending bill in March 2018? If “The F.U.C.K.head” POTUS Donald J. Trump does not have a plan to stop the Federal Government’s fiscal folly, will The FOLKS throw the Republican-Party Pirates in the U.S. Capitol overboard on November 6, 2018 and POTUS overboard on November 3, 2020?