Thursday, February 26, 2009

HOPE is just a four-letter word

It wasn’t always so. It used to mean something to me, but now it’s just as meaningless as any other buzz word: synergy, diversity, interactive, or green. As a matter of fact, very few of the words coming out of President Obama’s mouth mean anything to me. It’s like listening to Charlie Brown’s teacher.

The most substantive thing he said during Tuesday’s speech before a joint session of congress was about parents needing to turn off the television and read to their children. “Education must begin at home…That’s an American issue,” he said to bipartisan applause.

A statement of common sense to be sure, but I’ll concede there are plenty who need to be reminded. Maybe this obvious advice will resonate as it comes from the mouth of the silver-tounged snake. How easily some are wooed by his rhetoric and impossible promises. He offered no details about how he intends to both spend $1 trillion (just last week) and spare our children from generational theft from this and various other spending bills in the pipeline. But that’s not what the some people want to hear. That would be boring. They just want to hear that everything’s gonna be okay, their problems are not their fault or their responsibility, and most of all, they want to hear that dirty little four-letter word.

I couldn’t say it better than this comment, which followed one review of the President’s eloquence: “The vast majority of people don't understand or become educated on the issues. In the People-magazine-like world we live in, style seems to overshadow substance. No wonder Obama keeps getting high marks from those who just glaze over with glee to listen to him.”

Glaze over the glee. I can’t think of a better way to describe the look on the face of a certain someone I know who eagerly tunes in to hear this President, but has never before listened to anything any other politician has had to say. This person shall remain nameless.

Here's a newsflash for this person and other glee-glazed Obama-lovers. If it’s a warm fuzzy feeling you’re hankering for, go take a bubble bath or watch a romantic comedy. Here in reality, it’s time to get down to the cold, hard facts. The best message the leader of the free world could put out is that Americans need to get a hold of their bootstraps and stop looking for a bailout.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stop the stimulus scam!

Make a statement! Visit and add your name to the petition to stop the government from wasting your money!

Americans for Prosperity has laid it all out: Only 3.6% of the scheme’s $825 billion price tag would actually go to real, practical infrastructure projects--roads and bridges. The site also reminds us, this trillion-dollar debt (including interest) will provide little or no stimulus, but will put each and every American household in at least $6,700 of new debt, to be paid by our children and grandchildren.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Daddy knows best?

I really hate when people get up in my biznass.
One of my biggest pet peeves is someone looking over my shoulder and telling me how to do something--unless of course I asked for help. I know what's best for my child, my career and my money. Hence my disdain for high taxes and government spending.
It really pisses me off to see the President on t.v. mocking the people of America by saying "What do you think a stimulus is? That's the whole point." He is essentially saying, "I know what's good for the country. I know where your money should be spent. I know better than Joe the Plumber, Joe the Mom or anybody else."
Is anyone listening?
You know what would be stimulating? Give me more tax relief and I will decide for myself if I want to spend it at Macy's or donate it to the arts, STD education or whatever.
Although to hear the Democrats talk, you would think the current $800 billion-plus bill is a quick fix, there are long term consequences to be considered. Obama's administration is setting the stage for creating more dependence by individuals and businesses on the federal government. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has warned the long-term effect of that much government spending over the next decade could "crowd out" private investment, lowering long-term economic growth forecasts by 0.1 percent to 0.3 percent by 2019.