Thursday, February 05, 2009

From Hope to Fear Mongering

Is this the hope Obama promised: do this or else? Panic appears to have set in as he claims the failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible.

How about doing what he and his Democratic colleagues are spinning as a stimulus package will be even worse. Something our grand children and beyond will be shackled with.

In his "The Action America Needs" op-ed piece in today's Washington Post, he says:

-- "We have inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the days of the Great Depression." -- created by many of the current congressional leaders who had a huge role in getting here today.

-- "With it, we will create or save more than 3 million jobs over the next two years, provide immediate tax relief to 95 percent of American workers, ignite spending by businesses and consumers alike, and take steps to strengthen our country for years to come." -- not the $900B plan currently on the table; this is not even wishful thinking but an outright lie.

-- "The notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can meet our enormous tests with half-steps and piecemeal measures; that we can ignore fundamental challenges such as energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive." -- tax cuts alone will not solve our problems because government spends too much. But tax cuts put money back into the hand of the investors -- the people that create jobs. Let's also not try to ramrod pie-in-the-sky green energy and socialized medicine programs into this stimulus plan. Let's fight those another day with a different set of arguments; not economic stimulus.

-- "I reject these theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change." -- okay we'll give you 53 percent; so the 47 percent have no voice? You won certainly and you'll try to do what you want; but that does not mean the 47 percent of us need to accept it without a fight.

-- "Our children still study in schools that put them at a disadvantage... Upgrading 10,000 schools with state-of-the-art classrooms, libraries and labs; by training our teachers in math and science; and by bringing the dream of a college education within reach for millions of Americans. " -- 40 plus years of Democratic education programs continue to fail; so let's do more of the same? Real stimulus.

-- "Protect health insurance for the more than 8 million Americans at risk of losing their coverage and to computerize the health-care records of every American within five years" -- Socialized medicine yet again; this has nothing to do with stimulus.

-- "Create the jobs that remake America for the 21st century by rebuilding aging roads, bridges and levees; designing a smart electrical grid; and connecting every corner of the country to the information superhighway. " -- The only real economic stimulus in the bill.

Bottom line is that government is too big. Wall Street was out of control. Goes to show that putting too much emphasis on those industries that do nothing meaningful -- finance and government instead of build and produce -- is a terrible thing. We need our bean counters and brokers but that should not be the top of the food chain. The scary thing is that government jobs are fast becoming top dog -- sure signs of Marxism where everyone is kept down and only the brass live the high life. Don't have to go to far to see this in practice.

Obama/Pelosi/Reid's bill need to fail because it has little to do with economic stimulus, everything to do with retrying failed social programs, repaying campaign contributors, and giving the federal government a tighter grip on the lives of Americans.

No comments: