STOP THE INSANITY!
Despite a robust (if illogical) spin campaign from the Far Left, the now-infamous “inherited mess” is getting worse and, thanks to the Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Frank progressive wing of the Democratic Party, we’ll be cleaning it up for generations. Yes, things were bad at the tail end of the Bush Administration. Yes, the GOP should accept its share of the blame for its role in our economic downturn. But NO, my liberal friends, you can’t continue to blame Bush and his cronies for everything. And NO, Mr. President, you don’t have a mandate to use our Treasury as a personal ATM for pet projects that exclusively benefit your political allies! That’s clearly not the “change” many people wanted in 2008…in fact, it’s the exact opposite!
THE NUMBERS DON’T ADD UP!
In January 2007, when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took control of Congress, the unemployment rate was 4.6% and the national debt was $8.6 trillion. Today, (despite the President’s assurances that stimulus money would reduce the rate to 8%) unemployment is 9.5% (not including those who have simply given up) and the nation is more than $13 trillion in debt. This is simply unsustainable. The numbers don’t work, especially in the longer term, as many of the more toxic components of recent legislative monstrosities were intentionally deferred for political reasons. We are “kicking the can” down the road by spending money we don’t have, borrowing incessantly to cover short-term obligations and following a bizarre and expansive agenda that the vast majority of Americans reject.
Without question, doing “something rather than nothing” is not good enough, especially when that “something” is ill-conceived and counterproductive. We deserve better–and we can do better. 2010 candidates, regardless of Party affiliation, need to say “HELL NO!” to our current direction while simultaneously offering solid, common sense alternatives. Our future depends on it.
CALL TO ACTION
This is no ordinary election cycle. I encourage you to get involved, to read some legislation (provided it’s made available), to support candidates with integrity and a willingness to listen to their constituents, and to get out and vote. It’s time for a new direction. It’s time for “change” that actually makes sense. It’s time to take our country back!