Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Democrats Lost the House Because They Gave Us Two More Years Of Bush

The Democrats did not loose the House because they managed to get the car out of the ditch, it was because they sat there spinning the wheels, burying the car to the wheel wells and then claimed we were out of the ditch; well were not out of the ditch. Here is what you missed, the Republicans under Bush 43 where a fiscal disaster, but the Democrats did nothing to reverse the trend. Obama has ramped up the war in Afghanistan for nothing more than political expedience. Bush seemed oblivious to Katrina and Obama seemed oblivious to the Gulf Oil Spill. What is rarely mentioned is the TARP money Bush loaned to the banks has been repaid with interest, but Obama, rather then returning the money, showed the repayment as income, in a sense paying for his stimulus with repaid TARP money; just more fiscal irresponsibility. The Democrats claimed to fix the cause of the economic melt down with there Financial reform, but did nothing to rein on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the derivative market that caused it all.

Next, the American people have finally had enough with the big lie of the Keynesian stimulus; sorry Joe, but were not buying your,‘we have to borrow money to pay down the debt.’ Stimuluses don’t work and only balloon the debt by trillions of dollars. Next you have Healthcare reform; no different than the unfounded Medicare drug benefit, but on steroids. After all the promises that Obamacare would not increase the debt, the reality, which everybody already knew, is it is going to drive up the price of healthcare and add trillions of dollars to the debt over the next 10-20 years. Finally, you cannot legislate technology. While it will always be the necessity to protect the environment, environmental protection will not result in reducing our dependence on foreign oil, it will increase it, at least in the foreseeable future; that is irrefutable. Fossil fuel is what drives the world’s economies. There is nothing else even close and nothing dawning on the horizon to replace it. If the US does not get its oil in-country, it will need to buy it from foreign countries (many of whom don’t like us very much). The United States has the cleanest processing plants and factories in the world, with the possible exception of Japan. Your Cap and Trade will force industry out of the US with its clean technologies, to China and India who have little regard for environment. And until a miracle happens (i.e. some technological leap), Cap and Trade will result in hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes, much of which will used to subsidize green jobs that increase unemployment by 2 to1 and some of which will be sent to other countries.

The Democrats lost the House because, rather than "Hope and Change" they offered "More of the Same". After all the rhetoric about the public not wanting 4 more years of Bush, they have so far given two more years of Bush regardless. The American voter has no real faith in the Republicans, but it also has no faith in the Democrats. The party of “no” has simply become the party of “stop!” Stop the spending.“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

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