Hoping to begin a second term President Obama has come up with a Plan!
The Des Moines Register has leaked the carefully crafted strategy to the world.
His schematic to save the country from Fiscal Collapse, that he has repeatedly declared he had no part in… is…
1. Raise Taxes (This has been rephrased as “repealing the Bush Tax Cuts” to remove the bitter taste to the few on the Democratic side of things who retain a modicum of mental capacity, and to mask all meaning for the rest of the Democrat base. The other benefit of raising taxes is less money in your pocket and higher prices everywhere. I suddenly feel like getting a Obama shirt…)
2. Allow “Sequestration” to Occur. (This was the plan designed to force congress to hold hands and exchange the big, wet, sloppy kisses “Independents” always cry for whenever they see a camera. Whoops… instead this will cut the Military. While I fully support a heavy thinning of duplicate programs within our Armed Forces, a Trillion Dollars seems a bit extreme. In addition, having 100,000 soldiers come home all at once with no new employment opportunities due to a brand new crushing tax burden preventing those ambitious enough to desire starting a business to balk at the endeavor just doesn’t look to me to be a terrific idea. But what do I know… I mean aside from basic economics, what do I know…)
3. Preserve critical spending like that associated with Shrimp on Treadmills, and the ever-growing investment successes in Green Energy. Thank God!
The Obvious brilliance associated with this Plan, or maybe the existence of one by the President, has earned him the Endorsement of The Washington Post… again.
So, if you were unsure about who to vote for in the next 10 days this should make it easier.
When given the opportunity, who can pass up higher taxes, higher prices, higher unemployment and a Plan to make sure it all happens?
All I know is It wont be Fair until I get my Crappy Health Care… and beer. Lots and lots of beer. If Obama wins, I’m going to need it.
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What happened to the Fiscal Conservatism message?
I just watched a reply interview with Jeff Sessions… and I had to set my scotch down.
“We don’t have a Taxing Problem, We have a Spending Problem“?
It dawned on me… Seems like decades ago, doesn’t it?
The Republicans are reverting to the party of predictability. The party of John McCain… where the only substantive difference from “their friends across the aisle” is in name only.
This is exactly why Romney can only garner 70% of the primary vote even when all the other candidates dropped out. This is exactly the behavior that causes Republicans to find so much dissent within their ranks. (While the Liberals would like you to believe that this dissent will cause voters to turn to the Democrat party, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything it will cause conservative voters to migrate to “Independent” and “Libertarian” parties as most Americans have no understanding of the committee process and majority assignment of chairs. Either way, it works well for the Liberals. And they know it.)
The Conservatives had a message that resonated, and now they are running away from it. Why?
Could it be that they are afraid they might win?
What I mean by this is if they win they will be expected to deliver.
It’s one thing to posture as a fiscal conservative, it’s entirely another to act like one even when it hurts.
We are 90 days out of what I consider a turning point in American history. I have seen this very place many times over the course of time, across the world. This is a choice which will determine the fate of the United States as founded versus the United States in name only. It is a choice between Social Democracy, and Constitutionally Limited Government combined with Free-Market Capitalism protecting our Freedom, Liberty and property rights.
This is not difficult to understand… nor is it difficult to communicate.
To once again watch the message of Bipartisanshitt being propelled by Senators and Representatives alike is a path to disaster. A path that takes one to a place of no return.
We need to get back to the message that won the House… and Governorships… and State House seats… and most importantly, the voters hearts and minds.
We need to get back to the concept of fiscal responsibility that every American deals with at their kitchen table… and at work… and all day, every day, every minute of their lives.
We need to get back to explaining our incredibly serious problem in terms that those with other things to do can understand… and act upon in a positive way… and yes, expect their representatives to deliver on.
This is a winning message as proven when the chips were down and there was no sign of hope just 2-years ago. It’s a message that gave us another chance in 2012. It’s a message we are making every effort to squander.
(Let me make one last point. I suggested a few weeks back that Rice would be a good choice for VP. I received some push back behind the scenes and I understand the reasons offered as to why she would not be… but what seems to escape some of those quick to support certain others is that a VP is as useful as teats on a mule. VP is a throw away position that removes the useful from productivity. A Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio are far more important where they are than going to funerals and waiting for the President to meet an untimely demise. A “Rice” type as VP does not remove a person in a hard-fought position who is far more valuable ACTING like a fiscal conservative, not just posturing as one. The Republican Establishment would like nothing more than taking a powerful Rubio or Ryan and emasculating them with a VP position. The John McCain wing of the party would get to pretend they support such ideas for public consumption while getting what they want, which is more of the same.)
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