The Great One has been in office for the magical 100 Days and I am wondering what idiotic idea is next to come down the pipe. Cap and Trade is well on its way to becoming a reality, as well as nationalized health care. These things are very bad ideas, but what worries me more is that the bad idea train is gaining momentum vice losing it. Bill Clinton had the bad idea express going early in his presidency as well, but it was slowed by congressional debate and then derailed by the 1994 election. The problem this time around is the senate is rubber stamping every idea and there is no real debate because they have a huge majority relatively speaking. It will probably be too late by the 2010 elections to change the course of the country and government expansion.
What can we do today to stop the blood flow? I would say that joining the "Tea Party" protests and keep voicing our absolute fear of an ever expanding government, but this seems to be making very little headway with law makers. They laugh it off as the bitter righties sour grapes. Yes, there is a small portion of that involved, but there are so many average taxpaying Americans that just what the madness to stop. They are so frustrated they don't know what to do and so they hop on-line and form group after group to slow the express train. This isn't working because there isn't a single congressman that is currently worried about his job. They figure that in a year most people will have forgotten their part in this debacle and they will get re-elected easily, which in 90% of the cases history has shown them to be right.
As a group of pissed off Americans, we must come together and settle on a few critical issues and make ourselves very smart on how to bring those things about. I have heard about a states rights push to force a Constitutional Convention, which shows significant promise, but relies on money hungry states standing up to the hand that feeds them. I see continued protests by the middle class against the government, but as long as the polls keep showing that at least one third agree with the policies the government is going to be business as usual.
I don't have any answers on this one yet, but I sure am worried about the next shoe. I hate to say this, but before real change is going to happen in Washington things are going to have to get a lot worse and with the constant positive spin from the MSM that means bad at levels never seen before. Obama and his team are working as hard as they can as fast as they can to get all this craziness passed into law before the other shoe drops. What do you think is going to happen when energy prices skyrocket ahead of cap and trade? What do you think is going to happen when the health care is run by the government? What do you think is going to happen when all the bills start coming due for all this deficit spending? What do you think is going to happen when GM own by us can't sell cars?
This is the world we live in and we must stand and defend ourselves against this onslaught or perish. I am not trying to be overly dramatic, but this is a very perilous time in our country's history. The sad reality is that it might already be too late to fix the damage already done because once the government gets involved in something there is almost zero chance of rolling them back out. Let me hear what you think and if there is anything we can do that I am missing because to be honest I am down right scared about where this country is headed.