Friday, January 29, 2010
Listen To Yourself
Send the children out of the room. Things are liable to get a might heated around here. Below are some talking points from the Speechmeister himself, pearls from Obama's State of the Union Address.
ON THE BANK BAILOUT:
"It was not easy to do. And if there's one thing that has unified Democrats and Republicans, it's that we all hated the bank bailout. I hated it. You hated it. It was about as popular as a root canal."
Well, if y'all hated it so much, why did y'all pass it? A bankrupt country "borrowing" money to bail out bankrupt banks. How smart is that?
ON A GOVERNMENT SPENDING FREEZE:
"Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don't. And if I have to enforce this discipline by veto, I will."
Ha ha. Stop it. My sides are aching from laughter. Working "within a budget" and "discipline"?
ON ECONOMIC GROWTH:
"I do not accept second-place for the United States of America. As hard as it may be, as uncomfortable and contentious as the debates may be, it's time to get serious about fixing the problems that are hampering our growth."
It's never too late to "get serious about fixing the problems that are hampering our growth". Now is a great time. Start by ending the wars that drained this country. Then abolish the Federal Reserve. Only a gold-backed currency has any hope of restraining an out-of-control government. Then open up our borders and have the BLM sell off all government land to any and all. That would start a real housing boom.
"As a candidate, I promised that I would end this war, and that is what I am doing as President. We will have all of our combat troops out of Iraq by the end of this August. We will support the Iraqi government as they hold elections, and continue to partner with the Iraqi people to promote regional peace and prosperity. But make no mistake: this war is ending, and all of our troops are coming home."
Horseshit! At the end of August, nothing will have changed. The troops will just be called something else, like "trainers" or "support personnel". Notice the weasel words, "support the Iraqi government" and "continue to partner with the Iraqi people". That means not one damn thing is going to change. And until the wars stop, expect a depression-economy. You can't spend a trillion bucks a year on a standing army without consequences. Jesus H. Christ on a burrito!
Please note: Even a best possible government is antithetical to our freedom and prosperity. If you think we just need to throw out a few rascals or pass a few more laws, then I suggest you think harder about that one in the still watches of the night, as you ponder your diminishing wealth.