Friday, March 13, 2009

More Flip Flopping

Yesterday, in a speech, the king liberal announced that the economic problems faced by this country is "not as bad as we think." What? All the way up to this point, he has said that, in the economy, this country was facing a "crisis of epic proportions." Which is it? If he thinks by all of a sudden telling us that things aren't so bad that he is going to instill confidence he is sadly mistaken.

He continues to change his mind on just about everything. He said that he would withdraw all troops from Iraq, now, he plans to leave about 30,000. The economy is in crisis, now, it's not so bad. Change must come to Washington, however, he continues to surround himself with people who have been apart of the Washington scene for quite some time. His excuse for this, "it only makes sense, with my inexperience, to surround myself with people from the last democratic administration." Which, by the way, contradicts his insistent pleas, during the campaign, that he had the experience to do what needed to be done. There is just no end to his hypocrisy.

On a brighter note, it appears that people in Congress are finally starting to see through all of the smoke screens. Senator Judd Gregg, the one who pulled his nomination for Commerce Secretary due to irresolvable conflicts with the administration, actually told Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that the administration's budget forecast was a lie. He said that "the argument that it cuts the debt in half in four years is, ahh, is truly spurious." Now, this is a man of whom the king said, "He shares my deep-seeded commitment to guaranteeing that our children will inherit a future they can afford." So, the fact that he is now pointing out the obvious fact that the administration is on a track to do exactly the opposite is quite telling.

On top of that, there are four governors who are not taking stimulus money. There are several reasons. Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, said that taking the money and spending it the way he will have to will violate state law. The same goes for Gov. Mike Sanford, South Carolina. The Texas Governor has actually said that it would be irresponsible for him to take money to pay out at levels that would cause him to raise taxes to maintain. Again, looking down the road to protect the people.

This is the type of people we need running our country. Fiscally conservative people who will not spend more money than they have. Oh, yes, that is what the king promised, too. Now he has us so far in debt it will take decades to climb our way out.

What the Federal Government is trying to do is model itself after California. Governor Schwarzenegger promised to limit government when he was running for office. He instead has expanded the government in California by 40%. The state is billions of dollars in debt. They cannot afford to pay the people that they have hired. They are on the verge of bankruptcy.

We have a chance to stop all of this. We can write to our legislators now and tell them exactly how we feel. As well as look forward to elections next year and push to get a Republican majority so that we can block the king's socialist agenda.

I am going to actually make a plug for something. If you are interested, please check out the Fresh Tea Daily blog. They are planning a Tax Day Tea Party nationwide. I am pretty sure there is at least one planned in every state. We can't continue down the path we are headed. It's time to come to action.

As the Declaration of Independence so eloquently states;
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to their opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, - That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Now, I am NOT saying that we need to overthrow the government or anything like that. What I am saying is that we need to take it back. We need to remind these people that they work for us, not the other way around.