Apr 22 2010
Democrats in DC are being stupidly stubborn. Â They keep thinking of useless things for government to do (like regulate salt content in food), costing us thousands of dollars a year per person for things we don’t want or need. They ARE the cancer of out of control government spending.
Take healthcare for example. Under the current/previous system we all covered the uninsured through premium and price mark ups. Those in need did not need to pay to be taken care of to a minimum level (no cadillac plans). Now we are all going to get less medical care (especially as we grow older) and we are now going to pay for the uninsured by hiring tens of thousands of useless and mindless bureaucrats, sucking out more money for ‘overhead’ that would have gone to helping people under the pre-Obamacare system. What kind of a cockamamy scheme is that? Is this a health care overhaul or a bureaucrat jobs program?
Amongst the historic deficits and one failed liberal scheme after another, the country is asking when is enough going to be enough? (The answer is probably that we hit ‘enough’ in 1960 or 1970). The real reason the Democrats are going to be marched out of DC this fall – never to be allowed back as the majority – is they don’t get the fact there are alternatives to their big government madness.
The big alternative is to make ‘cuts’! Cutback, now. Stop building skateboard parks and dog runs. Stop putting politician’s names on buildings. Stop studying the mating habits of college students. Stop the insanity. Don’t go near my food choices (I will decide how much salt I want or need).
They aren’t listening. To them there is only one choice. Keep the cancer of government growing:
President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate promise to cut the deficit by almost two-thirds over the next five years, but their budget plan could threaten about 30 million people with tax increases averaging $3,700 in 2012 and after because of the alternative minimum tax.
The alternative is tax increases elsewhere in the revenue code averaging up to $100 billion a year after 2011 to continue alternative minimum tax relief and also curb taxes on people inheriting large estates.
The Democratic plan released Wednesday by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad of North Dakota relies on such boosts in revenues to carve the deficit from $1.4 trillion last year down to $545 billion by 2015.
President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days.
Before deciding what revenue options are best for dealing with the deficit and the economy, Obama said in an interview with CNBC, “I want to get a better picture of what our options are.”
Well Einstein, the options include cutbacks. Even centrist democrats are screaming out (to no avail) there is an alternative to our current heading towards economic collapse:
Moreover, the most recent Gallup poll shows that the Tea Party movement is at least as popular as the Democratic Party. And the Tea Party movement stands for fiscal discipline, limited government and balancing the budget — an agenda that has broad public support extending well beyond the movement. Polling conducted by one of us (Schoen) found that 55 percent of respondents endorse that agenda. More important, a solid majority of swing voters endorse it.
The swing voters, who are key to the fate of the Democratic Party, care most about three things: reigniting the economy, reducing the deficit and creating jobs.
These voters are outraged by the seeming indifference of the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, who they believe wasted a year on health-care reform. These voters will not tolerate more diversion from their pressing economic concerns. They view the Obama administration as working systematically to protect the interests of public-sector employees and organized labor — by offering specific benefits such as pension protection and tax reductions at the expense of all taxpayers.
Democrats must understand that voters will not accept seeing their tax dollars used to pay for higher wages and better benefits for public-sector employees when they themselves are getting higher taxes and lower wages.
I am not worried long term about these tax hikes. They will be attempted but will never go into effect – at least not for very long.
The problem is the Democrats now will not cut back government and its taxes on the people. Thus they are extending this recession and killing off all options for new job creation. I and many other small business owners are holding on our hiring because all indications point to more government take over and take away. We can’t afford to risk the incomes of those we have employed.
From dictating salaries to salt content, from taking over car companies and running mortgages into the ground, the government has become so invasive it has now a strangle hold on just about all aspects of our lives.
Unlike Europeans – who literally recoil in fear at having to be an educated consumer for complex services like health care, etc. – Americans take pride in taking care of themselves and revel in the freedom of making choices. We love trying to find the best deal. We don’t want or need a nanny state – especially one that screws up everything.
Democrats think Americans need hand holding. The fact is Democrats are the ones in need. They need to feel superior, they need to feel like they are the ones providing for the needy. And so they take our money and waste it on stupid ideas to fulfill their delusions of saving the planet and humanity from its incompetent and evil core self.
The only thing we need saving from is deluded liberals in DC. And like most things, we can take care of that ourselves.