First I want to apologize for not writing more, but there have been competing factors lately as to why I have been silent. When I had lots to say I had no time to say it and when I had time I had nothing useful to say. As I look at the up coming year and the amazing change that is possible, it makes me think how far this nation has come in such a short period of time. Only a year ago the Obama campaign machine was pumping up his taking office as if it was his coronation to king of the world. Oh how we had to hear on and on how he was going to heal all that ailed the US and bring prosperity and justice to all the world.
The funny thing happened on the way to his great presidency of hope and change. He, the one of the empty suit that hates all that the American Dream stands for, has stumbled and miscued himself into almost irrelevancy in just one year. Nancy is pushing her agenda not his. Harry is cutting deals that make Obama as the party head look corrupt and dirty. His advisers are beyond clueless and can't be bother to do their jobs. There have been other advisers tossed under the bus because their socialist/crazy-ass histories finally caught up to them.
Obama is well on his way to beating Carter as the worst modern president and that is a great honor considering Nixon and Clinton and the fore mentioned Carter. He offers the American people nothing of substance and the campaign speeches don't hold a lot of water when you are in office and aren't getting the job done. A year in and still blaming Bush makes you look like a loser because you have nothing positive to point to that you have done. Obama was going to kick start the economy with his pork laden stimulus and omnibus spending, but what he really has accomplished is 10% unemployment and a full scale attack on the job creators in this country. There isn't a single private sector business that is running to hire millions of out of work people because they have no idea when the next government shoe is going to drop.
The shoes have been dropping all over the place, but the good news is that cap and trade is going to die a quiet death to re-election politics. The Democrats will crack open the federal piggy bank once again to attempt to get businesses to hire people, so they can lower unemployment before November. The problem comes from the fact that no one is buying new spending without the resultant taxes anymore. Everyone is starting to wise up to that fact you can't keep spending money you don't have and to offset that problem the government needs to raise money via taxing the crap out of everyone.
It is amazing how I didn't get a COLA increase in my retirement check, but rather a tax increase so may retirement pay actually went down to start the New Year off right. This is only the beginning, the health care when it passes will tax you for ten years but only provide services for six, which is like buying a car and making payments for two years before you can drive it. This is the hocus pocus that your government hopes you are not looking at and won't hold them accountable for in November. If we as a nation fail to punish those responsible then we deserve the slavery that is headed our way.
We need to stand up and keep repeating the truth over and over. People may grow tired of hearing it, but otherwise they will forget. They will allow the government to buy them new jobs and ignore the taxes that are sure to follow in 2011. I have no problem paying my fair share of tax for the privileged of living here in America and the safety and security our military provides, but I will be damned if I will sit quietly by and let Congress enslave my children and grand children because of blatant stupidity and greed. The Republicans screwed us and the Democrats are screwing us, so stop with all the party BS and elect frugal candidates that want to put an end to the out of control spending in Washington. If the Republicans want to reform themselves and actually be a party of limited government then more power to them. Then they need to start backing frugal candidates and not the likes of Crist or that turncoat in NY's 23rd.
We must keep the pressure on by refusing party affiliation and force the politicians and their parties to come over to our way of thinking. We can not blindly throw our vote behind career criminals that have proven time and time again that they only care about their re-election and not what is best for this country. There are those that come from Democrat strong holds, but that doesn't mean that you have to send liberal socialist crazies to the Congress. You can find a frugal candidate that understands that you can't keep spending what you don't have because those bills do come due. I am not telling you who to vote for (I might in the future make a recommendation or two), but rather invite you to voice your opinion and lets put the candidates to the test. We need to make sure that they actually walk the walk that goes with all that campaign talk.
Welcome to 20-10 and all the promise that this year holds. We the People can either stand up and turn this country around our we can sit by and fiddle as Rome burns. It is your choice and that choice starts today with informing yourself and your friends and culminates in that voting both in November. God bless us everyone.