Jul 06 2010

Anti-Government Tsunami Heading For Big-Government Party

This is not the year to be pro government. That is the same as being pro screw-up or pro incompetence. Who cheers for the losers who rant about how great they are and then produce disaster after disaster? And as the economic suffering continues to expand (it is now lapping at our door step too) America is justly asking why aren’t we taking back our hard earned money from those idiots in DC?

A sampling of the attitudes out there as we come out of a dour 4th of July.

One American Thinker article produced this cogent and accurate summary of the first term of our current  liberal Congress and liberal President:

The general public has now been exposed to the following:

1) The current regime’s uncontrolled spending policies and willingness to triple the national debt within nine years have laid bare the actual and unvarnished state of the country’s debt and its potential financial future (further revealed by the pending bankruptcy of nations such as Greece).

2) The once-mainstream media’s willingness to lose all credibility with the vast majority of the public with its not-so-subtle cheerleading for their preferred politicians.

3) The Democratic Party, at one time the self-declared defender of the little guy and now captive to Progressive ideology, has openly declared war on small business and capitalism.

4) The current majority of the members of Congress has been unmasked as politicians incapable of reading bills, indifferent to voters, and fully in the pockets of liberal special interest groups.

5) President Obama and Congress intentionally used lies and deception to pass an unwanted health care reform bill in a not-so-subtle attempt to control the day-to-day lives of the American people. The use of bribery and intimidation to pass legislation or regulations was on stage for all to see.

6) To the current ruling class, slavish adherence to ideology trumps the needs and best interest of the people of the United States.

Emphasis mine, because I especially feel the thrust of number three. In fact, that is a common theme spreading through out the country, and I would wager is the heart and soul of the Tea Party movement. Here is another similar view from Wayne Allen-Root at the Las Vegas Review:

You won’t find proof of the damage Obama is doing on Wall Street, but rather on Main Street. My friends are all part of the economic engine of America: Small business. Small business creates 75 percent of new jobs (and a majority of all jobs). I called one friend who was a wealthy restaurant owner. He says business is off by 60 percent. He’s drowning in debt. He won’t last much longer. His wealth is gone.

I called another friend in the business of home improvement. He says business is off 90 percent from two years ago. My contractor just filed personal bankruptcy. She won’t be building any more homes. The hair salon where I’ve had my hair cut for years closed earlier this year. Bankrupt. But here’s the clincher — ESPN Zone just closed all their restaurants across the country. If they can’t make it selling cheap food and overpriced beer with 100 big screens blaring every sporting event on the planet to a sports-crazed society, we are all in deep, deep trouble.

I’ve polled all my friends who own small businesses — many of them in the Internet and high-tech fields. They all agree that in this new Obama world of high business taxes, income taxes, payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, and workers compensation taxes, the key to success is to avoid employees. The only way to survive as a business owner today is by keeping the payroll very low and by hiring only independent contractors or part-time employees provided by temp agencies.

The days of jobs in the private sector with big salaries, full benefits, and pensions are over.

Yes they are. The engine of our economy has been choked off. And as small businesses succumb to giant corporations tied to DC politicians (BP was the largest donor to President Obama, and therefore is running the oil spill recovery efforts – fox, henhouse?) the people who drive this engine are creating a political tsunami. The vast majority of us who come from all walks of life, from all corners of this nation, are rising up in angry protest.

We want heads and answers, preferably in that order. Who are these charlatans who dare to steal our dreams and life’s work? Who are these greedy, insatiable power trippers who mow down the individual and small business and suck up all their hard earned rewards? When did we decide it would be better to be given a hand out from the government than a career and a lifetime of achievement?

Mort Zuckerman also summarized the mood of the country very well today:

The hope that fired up the election of Barack Obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. Americans are dispirited over how wrong things are and uncertain they can be made right again. Hope may have been a quick breakfast, but it has proved a poor supper. A year and a half ago Obama was walking on water. Today he is barely treading water. Then, his soaring rhetoric enraptured the nation. Today, his speeches cannot lift him past a 45 percent approval rating.

There is a widespread feeling that the government doesn’t work, that it is incapable of solving America’s problems. Americans are fed up with Washington, fed up with Wall Street, fed up with the necessary but ill-conceived stimulus program, fed up with the misdirected healthcare program, and with pretty much everything else. They are outraged and feel that the system is not a level playing field, but is tilted against them. The millions of unemployed feel abandoned by the president, by the Democratic Congress, and by the Republicans.

The American people wanted change, and who could blame them? But now there is no change they can believe in. Sixty-two percent believe we are headed in the wrong direction —a record during this administration. All the polls indicate that anti-Washington, anti-incumbent sentiment is greater than it has been in many years. For the first time, Obama’s disapproval rating has topped his approval rating. In a recent CBS News poll, there is a meager 15 percent approval rating for Congress. In all polls, voters who call themselves independents have swung against the administration and against incumbents.

The fundamental problem is starkly simple: jobs and the deepening fear among the public that the American dream is vanishing before their eyes.

The hope is completely gone, now replaced with dread and fear. How could all these fat cats screw up so much so badly? All I know is I would have a better chance of surviving this if I could keep my hard earned money and have more of a cushion and more control over digging out of this myself. The idea of waiting on the DC clowns to figure it out is just frightening.

And then I look at my children, and realize what we have done to their futures. All in the name of liberal fantasies which were never more than made-for-TV mind candy. Nothing but myth’s spun to separate us from our hard won rewards, so some idiot could pretend to play Santa Claus to the world.

Enough. It is time to take back our country from our bloated and incompetent government bureaucracy. Time to trim the waste and fraud and abuse.

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Anti-Government Tsunami Heading For Big-Government Party”

  1. kathie says:

    Obama is destroying 80% of our economy to concentrate on 20%, hoping to lift them up. Too bad he has never had to live the reality of the 80%. This is what happens then theory meets reality. Is Obama’s waitress better off now then she was during his campaign? My hunch is that she doesn’t have a job and Obama can’t figure out, why not?

    Obama, the 20% President, what a shame!

  2. lurker9876 says:

    When Obama wants to trim waste, fraud, and abuse, the Defense and NASA are usually the first he will attack. And that is what we are seeing.

    As for Charles Bolden’s interview about NASA’s new “mission statement”, NASA has become iNASA, “inter-National Administration of Self-esteem Antics.” Or whichever you want to call it but add “inter-”.

    Taking back our country means following up with the new majorities in both houses, scrutinizing the new Congress, replacing those that do not adhere to the founding principles, etc.

    There ARE conservatives that are NOT part of the far right-wing fringe movement and these conservatives believe in the founding principles. Many of them are Christians but not part of this fringe movement.

    Unfortunately, many churches across the nation now preach social justice and whatever the liberals want them to talk about.

    Coming up in September, there is one Sunday when many churches are strongly encouraged to talk about the candidates and the November elections.

  3. lurker9876 says:

    Kathie, Obama’s incompetency is debatable. One can say that Obama’s actually competent and economic-literate…that he’s doing exactly what he believes in and how he wanted to transform our own country…creation of a very small wealth class with the poverty class and no middle-class. Making everyone equally poor while he and his cronies are swimming in the green bucks.

  4. ivehadit says:

    Imho, everyone should pay very close attention to Lurker’s comments. He is exactly right, imho. CLOWARD PIVAN.

    There is nothing incompetent about this group in the WH. It is MUCH worse than that.

    Stealing and looting America is what it is, imho. Or as Robyn of Berkely says, “Rape”.

    Whatever this group is saying publically, the exact opposite is what they are doing, imho.

    Did you all see the the list of signers of the Declaration of Independence and what happened to them?
    PROFILES IN COURAGE.

    Man up, America.

  5. Mike M. says:

    Lurker, going after the Defense Department and NASA isn’t going after waste, fraud, and abuse.

    It’s cutting bone, muscle, and sinew.

    I’ll be the first to say that DOD has problems. Most of which are the result of ill-considered attempts at “reform” over the last fifty years. Taking a bad acquisition system, pushing decisions up to a higher level (to very senior officials lacking both the time and in-depth knowledge to do anything bu rely on their staff), and adding more unread reports is NOT “reform”

    But if you talk to the working-level stiffs at the GAO, they’ll tell you that the Department of Defense is the most efficiently run major Federal agency.

    Welfare agencies are FAR worse. Endless duplication of effort, incredibly high overhead. It’s estimated that of every dollar pumped into a welfare program, around forty cents actually reaches the poor. 60%+ is soaked up by overhead.

    By way of comparison, 25% overhead would be considered excessive for a charitable organization.

    Reform is going to be hard. In particular, people will have to stop looking to government for the solutions to all their problems. State and local governments will have to learn to do their jobs, not palm it off on the Feds. Politicans will have to learn to stay in their swim lanes. And government employee unions will have to learn that there is NOT an infinite pool of money to grab for benefits.

  6. Quite Rightly says:

    I’m splashing as hard as I can to create the tsunami you’re predicting. Just call me another small business person who’s supposed to keep everyone else’s unemployment programs afloat by cannibalizing my business, my savings, and the future of my family.

  7. kathie says:

    Everybody talks about how well Clinton did in the 90′s with the budget. Well he did it with help from the republicans but he also did it by cutting defense big time. Then 911 happened, and we went to war with what we had as Rummy so artfully said.

    I think that Obama and his gang would flunk economics 101. I think that they really believe that the 20% of the top earners have enough money to lift the bottom 20% up. If Obama can pass enough laws that restrict the bottom 20%’s life style, from the food they eat, to the doctoring they must get, to the fuel they will use, to the scholarships they will get for their education, to the cars they will drive and the homes the government will help them buy, they will live blessed lives just like the earners and the world will be good. Obama is so angry at Bush because Bush didn’t live a perfectly clean slate so he could enact his utopia philosophy. Bush had the audacity to leave a depression and 2 wars. Obama thought with a trillion dollars, and deadlines for getting out of the wars, he would finally have the clean slate he needed, and bingo nirvana would arise, the messiah would be praised, and we would all be in-love.

  8. Wilbur Post says:

    Obama was nothing but a salesman who overhyped the poor-quality shoddy product he had to sell. Expectations were driven so high that they were bound to be disappointed even if he WERE competent. The fact that he is nothing but a vacuous academic dingbat makes the bitterness even more intense. Well, sorry for the disappointment but maybe everybody will learn a lesson from this. You can’t trust con men especially when they’re running for high office. And you sure as hell can’t depend on the media for anything except propaganda and comedy relief.

  9. ~AV~ says:

    Kathie –

    Obama couldn’t pass Jr High Civics…

    He must become a HALF TERM PRESIDENT and it MUST end in December 2010!

    Impeach the Kenyan bastard beginning in November!

    JAIL Eric Holder for willfully IGNORING and ABUSING US laws to make partisan policies…

  10. Mike M. says:

    One thing that worries me is that the military is usually the first thing on the chopping block.

    I don’t think people realize just how badly run down DOD is.

    In the 1990s, the armed services were run hard while being starved for funds. Clinton was eager to use the military in peacekeeping operations, but rarely willing to replace spare parts used or bombs dropped.

    And for the last decade, we’ve been fighting a war. Which has had some of the effects we saw in Vietnam…it has consumed a generation of hardware bought for previous conflicts, while also eating up the funds that would have replaced that equipment.

    We’re dropping rapidly into a Carter-era hollow force. Ships that can’t sail, planes that can’t fly, a country that can’t protect its own interests.

    And Obama is doing his best to increase the damage.

  11. kathie says:

    OH DEAR……Mr. Obama, America is not happy with you!

    RCP POLL AVERAGES

    President Obama Job Approval
    RCP Average

    Approve
    46.0

    Disapprove
    46.3

    It has been 2 days at 46.00

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  13. oneal lane says:

    In reality his poll numbers are not that bad. Evenly split, or thereabouts. Folks on the left love him and that will not change. Folks on the right are repelled by him, that will not change. That leaves the middle, the folks that are responsible for his election, flapping in the breeze of public emotion. Their opinions change on whim.

    Now = < 35% thats bad numbers

  14. kathie says:

    More polls………America doesn’t love Obama.

    Obama Approval: Gallup @ 44% | Rasmussen @ 45% | RCP Avg @ 46%

  15. archtop says:

    “Enough. It is time to take back our country from our bloated and incompetent government bureaucracy.”

    I fully agree, AJ. This is the year to take action.

    However, let’s not be lulled into complacency. Regardless of the polls and how they reflect the national mood, either now or in September, we will have a mighty battle wage. The Democrats have a lot of money to spend, and they will be assisted at every turn by the MSM. In fact, look for the MSM to begin rolling out any possible “scandal” story they can against the GOP. They know that without some sort of “corruption” to harp on, the Dems are finished. They will pull out every October surprise in the book – count on it. We will have to fight back in kind – through blogs, talk radio, rallies – whatever it takes.

    In addition, we should fight every race as if every race is winnable – even Nancy Pelosi’s seat! Make the Democrats spend money everywhere even to defend “safe” seats. Flip 100 seats in the House? Why not?

  16. stevevvs says:

    This could be bad for Republicans. If they get power, and don’t cut or eliminate unconstitutional agencies and programs, like the previous administration failed to do, they will get thrown out once again. It should be interesting.

    I’m in the “Show Me” mode. If you get there, great! But how you govern is my concern. So, this next election, since I have horrible “R” candidates to choose from, I’ll vote either the Constitution/Libertarian/or Conservative party. And should ex sports caster, who never voted in his life, and move into my district to get on the ballet, Harold Johnson “R” 8th District, N.C., should he win, and govern well in my eyes, I’ll vote for him in 2012.

    Then we have Richard Burr, my Senator. I’m not thrilled with him either, so I’ll vote for someone who will take his oath seriously. That’s not ol’ Richard.

    So, I’ll vote for them, if and when, they earn it. Not a popular choice for most, but I lost trust in the last 8 years, they’ll have to earn my vote in 2012. As for 2010, may the best Constitutionalist win!