Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Random thoughts (from me and others)

From the Washington Examiner April 18:
If America's having a financial crisis, why are our leaders on recess?
Cancel all recesses and junkets, park Air Force One, get back to the capital and do your job. Does Harry Reid and 9 other Sens and Reps really need a vacation -- oops, I mean fact-finding-mission -- to China? Or John Boehner and his six fellow legislators to Iraq, Afganistan and Pakistan (which actually makes more sense, but the timing of both are awful considering the circumstances)?
Cal Thomas writes:  It's peculiar how the Left embraces choice when it comes to aborting children, but opposes it for children languishing in failing public schools. These substandard schools virtually guarantee their students a life of poverty, teen pregnancy, near illiteracy and welfare dependence.

But Cal, that's exactly what they want. A whole generation of voters dependent on government handouts.
Obama's budget speech last week was two things: a campaign speech and an attempt to ridicule his opponents. Obama learned during his community organizing days how to bully and ridicule people to put them on the defensive. He has done that since 2007 and has never quit. Instead of him taking on the responsibilities of being President, Obama is stuck in time as a community organizer using what he learned from Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Alinsky's Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage. According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.” People need to see Obama for what he is, not what he says he is.
Taxing the rich won't reduce deficits, by the way. If it makes you feel better, go ahead, but it won't improve anything. Anyone who has seriously studied (besides Paul Krugman) economics and tax issues should come to that conclusion. This tax the rich thing is leftist class warfare and not based on fact. It is based on feelings. Nothing else. What we need is a fairer tax code, without all the special stuff for special interests. Everyone should pay the same percentage.
I mention Paul Krugman because his latest column is like most: stupid leftist bs. And don't throw his Nobel prize around, because we know how those are given out. You don't have to accomplish anything to get one, as long as your politics are correct. Anyway, I digress. Krugman had this to say:
Last week, President Obama offered a spirited defense of his party’s values — in effect, of the legacy of the New Deal and the Great Society.

But anyone with their head out of their keester knows that those two "programs" did not work. Might as well have taken those trillions of dollars and just thrown them down a black hole. In fact, with less government involvement, things might actually be better.

I think people are beginning to wake up to that, after years of liberal propaganda.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I have been against any congress persons going on trips at taxpayer expense. They are voted into office as Federal, USA, workers not world workers therefore they do not belong outside of D.C.
They should only get what we the working people typically get in vacations 2 weeks a yr. for first 5 yrs on the job and 3 after that with 4 weeks after 10 years on the job.