Monday, June 23, 2008

Is this what we really want?

Let us take a look at what this country is in for should the Democrats get their way.

I read today, at politico, that Sen. Obama "lead without leaving a clear ideological stamp" during his time as president of the Harvard Law Review. It also said that he respected, even at times embraced, opposing views. Now, this man is running for President of the United States of America. I respect views other than my own. Even to the point of acknowledging I am wrong when presented with enough evidence to outweige the evidence that has formed my opinion in the first place. However, I have a clear sense of my ideological make up. I think that I even have a tendency to make it fairly transparent. It appears to me that no one has any idea about this man's ideological make up. I do know that he is planning on raising our taxes, pulling us out of Iraq before that country is ready to be totally on its own, and will make it almost impossible for the common man and woman to survive in this country without depending on the help of the US government.

He is planning on raising taxes. That's right. He says it is on the rich, but, history has proven that if income taxes are raised, then those with the resources to do so will find a way around them. They always have, and they always will. They will horde their money. They will not spend it in the economy. One of the taxes he says he will raise is the revenue tax on long term investments. That's right, the very thing that every American is encouraged to do to finance their retirement. Is this what we really want?

Now, back to pullling out of Iraq. It is no secret that the Democrats believe that we have lost this war. Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid (the leaders of the House and Senate) both made that very clear last year. Yet, they both voted to send our troops into Iraq, twice. When they said that we had lost the war and that the surge that we initiated last year had failed, it made me sick. This statement was made within a couple of months of the Senate voting to initiate the surge. The military didn't even have the time to fully establish the surge or get all of the troops over there to begin with. Of course it hadn't worked by then.

These people believe that the United States is the big evil in this world. We are the largest contributors to Global Warming, we are the largest consumer of oil (we actually are), and we stick our military nose in where it doesn't belong.

I on the other hand believe that Global Warming is a hoax started by the Dems to scare people and to put money in their pockets. 30yrs ago we were headed for another Ice Age. Now we are going to fry. I wish they would make up their minds. I also believe that going into Iraq was the right thing to do. I may not totally agree with the way everything has been run, or even with the reasons that the public believes we went in to begin with, but, we have not been attacked again, and if we did not take some action, then we would be living in fear. We need to keep taking the War on Terror into the countries that harbor that terrorists to begin with and not give them a chance to attack us again.

And, lastly, the windfall profits tax on the oil companies is going to do nothing but drive up the price we pay at the pump. If anyone thinks that the oil companies are going to pay those taxes, they have another thing coming. They will pass the cost on to us, just like every other corporation.

Just how stupid do these people think we are?