First, a blast from the past:
We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot!
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - FDR Treasury Secretary, testifying before Congress, May 1939
Didn't work then. Doesn't work now.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu is laughing with delight at our high gas prices. He and the "Magic Negro" have planned this from the start.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House committee today that his agency deserved "better than an A-" for its handling of gas prices and fuel standards ... [link]
I feel sick.
Knowing our bleak economy future, and that goes double for New York and California, imagine these two scenarios:
* Today's awful economy but Obama loses his re-election bid.
* A booming economy with > 7% growth and < 6% unemployment but Obama gets re-elected.
Which would you choose? I despise this bogus "leadership" with all my fiber but do want the economy to improve. Tough choice. Very few of our elected officials deserve to be re-elected. They should all be kicked out of office. There's no way the second scenario will happen with this bunch of losers at the helm. It's financially impossible because the main causes prolonging this dismal grey economy are Obama's failed policies -- primarily Big Government spending. So, sadly, there is no doubt that the second scenario could not possibly occur.
America could right this ship tomorrow with little or no further Government spending. We would just have to repeal three unconstitutional bills: Sarbanes/Oxley, Dodd/Frank and Obamacare. Regulations in those bills are hampering job creation. Duh. All it would cost to repeal them and reinstate the status quo ante would be the cost of printing the repeal bill and signing it into law.
Picture an eagle chained to the ground so he cannot hunt, weighed down with a heavy iron collar so he cannot lift his head to feed, and presented with oatmeal instead of meat. Is it any wonder such a beast would waste away and become sick? Would you express astonishment if his muscles atrophied and his skin sagged? But release him and let him hunt easy prey and will he not recover? Unless our country adopts Libertarian ideals, the eagle can not hunt and will die.
The chance for freedom is still partly in our hands. The next few months will determine if our country lives or dies.
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have." Thomas Jefferson