First, there was the pork-laden $700 Billion for the banks. Then there was the $800 Billion “Stimulus Bill” which was to help stymie the downward spiral of the economy (which President Obama declared pork & earmark free – it’s not). House Democrats passed on Wednesday a spending bill for another $410 Billion (which has over 9,000 earmarks & pork), and President Obama is sending a $3.55 Trillion spending plan to Congress for approval which includes additional financial bailouts ($750 Billion) and a health-care plan ($634 Billion). Last is a request by the Palestinian’s for aid to rebuild the Gaza Strip for $2.8 Billion, of which the United States is expected under the Obama administration to chip in “only” $900 Million.
And President Obama asked the American people last Tuesday to be responsible? How can he ask the American people that when our elected leaders will not set the example for the rest of us to follow? Who does he think he’s kidding?
But then again, one just has to look back just a few years to understand how Congress can think they can put one over on the American people.
Not too long ago, a storm called Katrina roared through New Orleans. Massive destruction ensued, and lives were lost unnecessarily. President Bush was blamed for the government’s mishandling of the disaster, even though the mayor and the governor clearly fell down on the job for not getting people out of harm’s way. But among the political backlash, a truth was conveniently swept under the radar.
People didn’t know how to take care of themselves. They couldn’t think nor take responsibility for themselves, and instead relied on the government to save them. And look what happened.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. – Ronald Reagan
But that is exactly what has happened. Government has taken upon itself to run people’s lives to the point that Uncle Sam is a benefactor, not a protector.
So now the government, led by Liberals, wants to tax and spend worse than what they accused the previous administration of, and with large amounts of pork besides. No wonder that there is a movement for a modern day “tea party” in several cities around the country. These buzzards believe that they will get away with it.
Send a tea bag with a polite note to your Congress-critters. They’ll appreciate it.