Oct 14 2011
As the above poster notes, Big-Government is a joke. The bureaucracy and its pet processes have expanded to the point government has become mostly incompetent (except the military, which has a clear and unwavering command structure that keeps individuals from diluting the purpose and focus of the overall group). Big-Government incompetence is everywhere – and was the root cause of the economic implosion we experienced in 2008. Housing values, 401k’s and many other repositories of a life time of work and saving were wiped out by liberal nonsense.
When Democrats Dodd & Frank used Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to perform a stupid socialist experiment to expand home ownership to those who could not afford it, they destroyed one of the primary foundations of wealth and our economy. And to this day it is still damaged.
That monumental mistake by social engineering from the ‘intelligentsia’ of the left (an oxymoron if there ever was one) was the last straw for the voters. By the time we learned what had initiated the meltdown, the American people were staring at a liberal President and two liberal houses of Congress. The voters sent warning signs through many elections and Tea Party protests, but the delusional left decided to just keep digging their hole. They pounded out a stimulus bill the had the ridiculous premise that government could stimulate the same economy it sucks the economic life blood out of. The thinking (if you can call it that) was if we create make-busy jobs through taxation and regulation, we can employ people in mindless jobs and create more revenue.
Earth to the left: economic growth was never produced by paper work and wasting tax payer money. While we are a rich country (at least we were until Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Dodd & Frank worked their magic) money is still not in endless supply. You can only train so many people in the useless job of government paper work before they consume the money needed for innovation, new ideas, new products and new customers spending money. Everyone is throwing their so called disposable income into the government waste bucket. The consumer is losing their income to taxes and fees, and the companies are losing their human resources to paperwork, taxes and fees.
On top of all that, trial lawyers are suing innovation out of existence since no product or service is a magic wand that cures all and is safe in the hands of the most inept fools.
Regulations and paperwork are consuming 40-50% of our energy – and producing NOTHING of value (but they do take out a lot of trees). And the bureaucracy that demands the paperwork, fees and taxes on every aspect of life keeps on growing. Heck they don’t even read the massive process reporting they demand. Their jobs are to think up even more useless processes, reporting, fees and taxes. THAT is what most of the federal bureaucracy does outside of a few isolated islands of innovation, exploration and national security. What I call the 30% of government that is the minimal need and should be allowed to exist.
America sees this. That is why they don’t want left wing Big-Government nor right wing Big-Government. They want as little government as possible, and all the creatures whose lives are tied to the Political Industrial Complex are fighting back against the rising tide of libertarian sentiment that kicked into full gear in 2009.
The defenders of big government have no prayer under our constitution, because here in America We The People rule – not DC.
Which brings me to why Herman Cain is surging in a field of political careerists. The fact he IS the real life Mr. Smith coming to Washington DC is why he is such a draw to voters. But there is more to it than that. Unlike most of those other career politicians in the race, Cain’s life story – and views on America – embody the age old American dream:
Conservative audiences have found something compelling in his story, that of an African American who grew up in the segregated South and rose to become a successful business executive. And they have been energized by his passionate, humor-laced speeches.
Cain’s upbringing provides his connection to Main Street America like few other candidates. And even if those other candidates had similar starts, the fact their career paths have taken them to become career politicians, skilled at building government and panicked at the idea of shrinking it, makes Cain stand out. Cain’s positions on most issues are dead on with Main Stream views (continuing with first link):
He thinks Iran could be deterred from aggression by deploying more warships. And he is a proponent of privatized Social Security.
He has said that climate change is a scam, that he would not have survived cancer under the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul, and that the United States is on the brink of a socialist takeover.
Cain offers a nine-page position paper he calls the “Cain Doctrine” in his book, “This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House,” which was published this month. In it, he proposes empowering states to resolve on their own challenges with illegal immigration, promoting greater domestic energy production and encouraging vigilance against the Islamic principles known as sharia law, which he warns could “seep into American life.”
My only qualm with him is on abortion. I oppose it in general but no one has a right to dictate decisions of life and death to parents. My feeling is abortion will be ended by educating people on the scientific fact that an embryo is a unique human being – not some sack of cells from the mother (and this can be proven in a court of law using the same basic DNA testing that convicts and frees people everyday). If we also provide support for young families or mothers we will reduce abortions dramatically. Other than that, I am hard pressed to find much distance between us.
I expect to see the Political Industrial Complex attempt to destroy this man’s honor and life story. I know it has already started in many quarters of the left. But what these maniacal lefties fail to understand is, attacking Cain only makes him stronger. Each attack on Cain is an attack on Main Street America. Each Politician or his kept mouthpiece who spews against Cain spews against the voters. Focusing anger and hate on Cain simply signals to the voters Cain really is the one to bring the change we have been demanding for 3 election cycles now. Why else would the establishment be so shaken?
While the hand-wringers in the GOP establishment get cold feet and find excuses not to try bold ideas (a simple skill even the worst dunce can perform), watch what happens when the Political Industrial Complex meets the Man from Main Street. Because this battle for America has been brewing since Ronald Reagan, and it is about to come to a head.