Thursday, September 16, 2010

My View

Random thoughts from a warped and fevered mind...

The victory of Christine O'Donnell over heavily favored Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican primary has national GOP operatives in a tizzy. many of these pundits and "experts" considered her unelectable. However, with the support of conservatives and members of the Tea Party movement, O'Donnell campaigned on a platform of limited taxes, shrinking the government, and curbing spending. The national GOP machinery did not support her or her platform, considering it too radical, too far to the right. Granted, O'Donnell has had some misstatements and missteps in her past, but show me a candidate that has not. These goofs were not enough, in my mind and the minds of the voters in Delaware, to make her unelectable. In the eyes of the national GOP, they were a strike against her, but her biggest mistake was not being "moderate" enough, and therefore, the experts said, not a worthy candidate. Her resounding victory in the primary is indicative of the mood of the electorate nationally. Moderates are nothing more than liberal lite, and we see where that has gotten our nation fiscally. Perhaps the O'Donnell victory is a call back to the roots of the Republican party. More importantly, it is a clarion call to the elites in Washington and the would be king (and queen) makers in the GOP that the public is tired of a government that pays no heed to the voters.

The older I get the harder it is to lose weight. I think it is because my body and my fat have gotten to be really good friends.

In her weekly news conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "I see no justification for giving a tax break, going into debt with foreign countries to underwrite the subsidized tax cuts for the wealthiest people in America. Tax cuts at the high end have not produced any jobs, they have only increased the deficit." Either the Speaker is appallingly stupid or economically illiterate. Or both. Regardless of which it is, take a moment to parse out what she is really saying. Allowing individuals at any income bracket- even though she specifically mentions 'the rich'- to keep their money is a cause for concern because our deficit is growing. Nancy, don'cha think the great majority of our deficit problems have to do with profligate spending coming out of Washington? ( I was going to say that Congress spends money like a drunken sailor, but that would have insulted drunken sailors everywhere). Could part of the problem be that you and your colleagues have made it so onerous for small businesses to hire people that they have stopped hiring? To say that keeping tax cuts in place is the cause of our problem is nothing more than a lie. And you, Madam Speaker, are a liar.

Did you ever notice that when you put the words "the" and "IRS" together it spells "theirs"?

Want to really know what Washington thinks about our standard of living in this country? Let me give you a hint. White House Science "Czar" John P. Holdren said in an interview with that he would use the free market economy to "de-develop the United States". Holdren heads up the White House Office of Science and Technolgy and is responsible for dealing with issues ranging from global warming to health care. Holdren first posited this theory in a 1973 book called "The Population Bomb", co-written with Paul and Anne Ehrlich. The money quote from this tome about de-development is this: "Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential if a decent life is to be provided for every human being." None of us would want to deny another human being the opportunity for a decent life. None of us, however, want to be coerced into a redistributionist system run by our government. One of the problems with Washington is that there are too many people that are philosophical kindred spirits with Holdren. They look at your standard of living and say it is "too good". They look at your wealth and say it is "too much". This redistributionist thinking permeates our government at all levels. Pay attention to this thinking and the incremental changes that will be subtly made to attempt to get government hands on more of your wealth and diminish your standard of living.

When I was younger, I wanted a BMW. Now that I'm older, I don't need the W.

And that, my friends, is my view.

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