As the year comes to a close, the following subjects come to mind:
Obama the Disuniter
When Obozo was elected, the Liberal pundits hailed him as the person who would unite the country from all angles. Too bad they believed their own press and ignored reality…
Obozo, backed by a majority Democratic Congress, pushed through a monstrous POS legislation now known as ObamaCare, and shouted down or ignored any opposition or criticisms from every corner of the country. There was no transparency of the inner workings or debates of the various committees as promised during the pre- and post-election speeches, but rather deals made behind closed doors. When challenged over the strong-arm tactics, Obozo simply stated, “We won,” as if that explained everything. Thus, when the citizens of the country shout and scream “NO!” and Congress ignores them to blindly follow the Obozo agenda, then the turnover of the Congress was inevitable. It remains to be seen if the voters remember the next election cycle and clean the White House too.
The BP oil spill showed me how the Federal government is caught up in its own ineptness and navel-gazing. I thought that the Clinton administration was caught up in governing by polls, but this administration has them beat! You would have thought that after Katrina, someone was taking notes. But apparently not as the levels of incompetence from the lowest to the White House reached new levels. And they have the audacity stating that they are able to administer health care for the nation!
Then there is the seemingly lack of decent and ethical behavior from our elected leaders. Ethics investigations high and low have revealed that Congresscritters will take whatever they can and hide it. Case in point – Charlie Rangel. He was caught evading property taxes and was reprimanded (not expelled) for breaking tax laws. And now, he wants the taxpayers to fund his legal representation!
The National Debt
With the passage of the Stimulus,
Healthcare Obamacare, and now the lame-duck Congressional Omnibus Bill, more and more people are becoming concerned over the National Debt as well as the out-of-touch business-as-usual Congress. This is one of the many reasons the TEA party came into being.
The response of Congress is predictable – raise taxes on the wealthy and middle class is the priority. It does not seem to matter that the country is in the middle of a recession, and millions of people are out of work. Nowhere is the priority to reduce spending, but rather the opposite.
Perhaps you have seen the series of commercials from the group Oweno.com. According to their website:
Official government projections show our $13.6 trillion in federal debt doubling by the 2020’s, tripling by the 2030s and even quadrupling by the 2040’s. That means that, unless we change our course, $13.6 trillion could grow to more than $50 trillion.
And where does the spending of our tax dollars go? According to the Congressional Budget Office (via Oweno.com):
According to the above graphic, Healthcare (Medicaid, Medicare, health benefits to Government and Military, etc.) and Social Security eats up a staggering 59% of the Federal Budget! With the passage of Obamacare, this chunk is going to get much, much bigger.
Lion, Tigers, and Terrorists, Oh My!
Terrorism has not gone away by any means. But the responses that our government is taking is totally out of whack.
No matter what the humanitarians or immigration reformists say, a secure border is necessary for the protection of this country. Having a porous border with an uncontrolled criminal element is tantamount to just asking for an infiltration of people wishing to do this country harm. And that’s not counting the various people already in this country under legal means that have the inclinations for terrorist activities.
And what has our government’s response been?
That’s right – ignore it, put up signs and high-tech scanners and it will go away……not…… And I wonder if the terrorists are winning….
Government Gone Wild
In the coming New Year, the FCC will attempt to regulate the Internet, and the EPA will attempt to regulate greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide). This means that the government will cut us off from the internet (the last bastion of free speech) and mandate us to exhale less (causing us to pass-out at best or expire at worst).
The Last Word
I hope and pray that everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year.