Sunday, September 18, 2005

Will Americans Take Their Country Back?

When you vote for people who profess to hate anything government does you get people who care nothing about governing. Here

Adversity builds character," goes the old adage. Except that in America today we seem to be following the opposite principle. The worse things get, the more frivolous our response. President Bush explains that he will spend hundreds of billions of dollars rebuilding the Gulf Coast without raising any new revenues. Republican leader Tom DeLay declines any spending cuts because "there is no fat left to cut in the federal budget."

Bush will go down in history as the most fiscally irresponsible chief executive in American history. Since 2001, government spending has gone up from $1.86 trillion to $2.48 trillion, a 33 percent rise in four years!...........Bush is not the only one to blame. Congressional spending is now completely out of control. The federal coffers are being looted for congressional patronage, and it is being done openly and without any guilt. The highway bill of 1982 had 10 "earmarked" projects—the code word for pork. The 2005 one has 6,371. .......The U.S. Congress is a national embarrasment, except that no one is embarrassed.

There are a few men of conscience left......Today's Republicans believe in pork, but they don't believe in government. So we have the largest government in history but one that is weak and dysfunctional. Public spending is a cynical game of buying votes or campaign contributions, an utterly corrupt process run by lobbyists and special interests with no concern for the national interest. ......

It is time to get serious. We need to secure the homeland, fight terrorism and have an effective foreign policy to advance our interests and our ideals. We also need a world-class education system, a great infrastructure and advancement in science and technology. For all its virtues, the private sector cannot accomplish all this. Wal-Mart and Federal Express cannot devise a national energy policy for the United States. For that and for much else, we need government. We already pay for it. Can somebody help us get our money's worth?

I often say that this administration is in power just to raid the peoples treasury. I'm then often called a (pick your adjective) Liberal. So be it, call it what you want but I fail to see how anyone with a hit of objectivity could deny it. My only rationalization is that there is a form of brainwashing going on in the "liberal media". They aren't conservatives!!! They are your dreaded New World Order!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone was reading my truck Friday night. He came at me with the "liberal media" crap. I told him that when as many people know who Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky are as know who Rush Limbaugh and Shawn Hannity are THEN we can talk about a "liberal" media. I also told him American views are affected more by the extreme right wing talk shows than they are by the actual news. He disagreed with that, but it is very obvious that that is the case. The right winger's talking points become the msm's talking points.

Brainless sheep!

Lonna

3:04 PM, September 18, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Their best hope is to intimidate you. Just let them know the truth and let them know that you feel sorry for them for being taken in so easily. It's all you can do. They think the are being "rebels" when they are actually status quo to the bone. You and I are the real rebels.

8:19 PM, September 18, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

You and I are the real rebels.

Oh really...

7:07 PM, September 21, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Thanx.

7:08 PM, September 21, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Yep, really! :-) Fight the power!

10:26 PM, September 21, 2005  

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