I know I haven't been too active on the site lately and I know that my posts have been relatively short, but I just haven't had the time to really get wound up and vent all my frustrations. I also think that there is a certain amount of shell shock from all the crap that is happening in Washington and on the political scene in general. I am amazed at how rapidly this country is headed into the crapper, but not because I didn't see it happening but more so because it was so accurately predicted last year during the campaign. I am scared that I was so right about the train wreck of an economy that we now have and how it would have mattered little who won the election because the career politicians in Washington stopped using common sense many years ago.
The only difference between McCain and Obama is the speed at which the train wreck would occur. I said it then and I am even more amazed at the blazing speed, which the great one is destroying the strongest economy in the world. McCain would have only been slower at dismantling the economy in the name of bipartisanship, but it still would be happening. The fact that the administration is blaming Bush for the poor economy that has happened since the great one took office is laughable, but sadly the media is allowing them to spew this ridiculous BS. The fact that driving this country further into debt isn't fixing the economy is a mystery to them and they can't figure out why it isn't working. They want to spend even more money they don't have to provide more stimulus would be funny if it wasn't absolutely terrifying.
When are they going to learn that you don't fix the economy by spending and taxing. You fix it by cutting and stabilizing government spending and interference. The economy might have recovered if they would have minimize the new ideas and spending. It might have restarted if the rules weren't constantly changing. Spending by consumers might have rebounded if they weren't scared about the next round of new taxes or regulation was going to cause them to lose their jobs or wipe out their retirement. America can recover, but it won't come at the hands of the government. It will come from people no longer fearing for their lives from the government taxing, spending and regulation.
Set the rules, enforce the rules and let the dust settle. Americans will come out of their foxholes and adjust to the new situation. They will spend again and the economy will start chugging again and just like an old time locomotive it will be slow at first, but it will pick up speed. We just have to put the locomotive back on the track and stop messing with the tracks. I love this country and I know that we all have a share in the blame for the situation that it is in, but we must force the government to slow down and quit screwing with every part of this economy all at once. We must bring sanity back to Washington and if that means voting everyone out of office and starting anew so be it. My advice for now is hunker down and put your own house in order and weather the storm the best you can and at every opportunity do what is right for your family and country. We all know tough times mean sacrifice and doing without, so lets get this message to the Federal Government anyway we can.
God Bless American and may she remain the home of the Free.