Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.
We have a system that increasingly taxes and subsidizes nonwork.
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money
Alexis de Tocqueville
Those of us who manage the public dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and our government.
Barack Hussein Obama, 1/20/09
My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.
Barack Hussein Obama
“And the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”
Nancy Pelosi, Election Night 2006
A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize.
US Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), recently graced us with his presence on the airwaves of Northeast PA by doing a “Radio Town Hall” on WILK. Over the August recess, he has done 1 “Telephone Town Hall” in which his staff chose who asked questions, and this “Radio Town Hall”, and refuses to meet face-to-face with his constituents, as he just doesn’t have the time to do so.
In discussing the recent upward revision of the projected 10 year US budget deficit from $7 Trillion to $9 Trillion, he remarked that the $2 Trillion difference “really isn’t a lot of money…”.
And, with a distinct air of condescension reminiscent of Barney Frank’s recent Town Hall, Mr. Kanjorski makes clear his disdain for those who speak out at Town Halls, referring to them as therapeutic shouting sessions.
For those not familiar with Mr. Kanjorski, he made news this past winter with his appearance on C-SPAN, telling us of a $550 Billion run on money market accounts. He is also Chairman of the Capital Markets Subcommittee in the House.
With attitudes such as these, is it any WONDER why we are in the shape we’re in?
The election is over and life goes on. Here are some of my random thoughts:
With a Democrat Congress, a Democrat in the White House, and more liberal judges to most likely be named to the Supreme Court, there will be PLENTY of BOHICA‘s to look forward to.
The American electorate voted for change, but I don’t think we’ll get change. Rather, we will get more of the same, only worse.
The Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for their utterly poor showing in yesterday’s elections. Nominating a RINO, and forcing true conservatives to pick the lesser of two evils caused them the election. It also didn’t help having so many RINO’s in the Senate as well (Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey? c’mon….)
Had Sarah Palin not been chosen as Mac’s running mate, the election would be more like Reagan/Mondale in 1984, only in reverse.
If thinking about making a gun purchase, buy or invest now, especially a semi-auto pistol or rifle. (remember the first 2 years of Clinton?)