Though the GOP continues to be portrayed by the mainstream media (as egged on by the Democrats) as a bunch of mean-spirited, miserly old white people whose favorite pasttime is saying “No” just for the sake of saying “No”, the polls show clearly that even the most average of Americans now feels that the federal government is way out of control and a clear majority disapprove of Congress. Everyone in Congress.
So it seems to me that just like any good employer whose employees have taken to holding open-bar tailgate parties and hosting strippers in their cubes, funding them out of the petty cash or charging them to their business credit card, the correct response to any further requests for any kind of non-essential spending is “No.” In fact, I’d to so far as to say, “Hell no. And while we’re talking, pack your personal things and don’t let the door hit you on the ass as this nice security guard escorts you out of my building.”
And as every a astute parent will tell you, “no” is a perfectly fine word. It is what shapes our world by helping us define our boundaries, it is part and parcel of the rules of any game. In the same way you don’t let your teenager head off in a car full of their friends if those friends are drunk by using the word, “no”, so, too, should the GOP and any reasonably sane Blue Dog Democrat be saying no every time the far left-wingnuts propose more “I won”-drunken and therefore dangerous spending.
One example is the so-called “jobs bill”. It’s nothing more than Obama’s coveted “second stimulus” in populist clothing. While our economy needs a big shot of tax breaks, cuts, and even those stinky little taxpayer loans to the feds euphemistically referred to as tax “credits”, these are easily accomplished by simply writing them up as such and passing them through Congress. It’s so simple even a child could do it.
Instead, what His Transparency has set forth is just one more charge against the already-unfathomable national debt. Sure, there are tax credits and a few tax breaks, but when the first unstimulating stimulus hasn’t even been spent, what the hell do we need to spend billions more for now on “shovel-ready” projects that mysteriously didn’t manifest the first time around? Particularly troubling is that some of it comes as a direct attack on the insurance companies, paid for with the tax dollars of future generations. He’s building then riding a wave of angst over what are in truth rather justifiable health insurance premium increases in a state so broke due to the expansiveness of its coddling entitlement programs that include illegal immigrants that even its IOUs aren’t any good any more in order to sneak into place another piece of the puzzle being put together to socialize American medicine. And if that’s too hard to get your brain cell around, just what does regulating the insurance companies have to do with creating jobs, anyhow? If anything, this will kill jobs in the insurance industry, aka the private sector and replace them with yet more federal bureaucrats.
I don’t know about you, but it makes my head spin. The one thing of which I am certain, however, is that if America is to survive we must have the word “No!” ringing out loud and clear. Every time something is proposed that requires more government employees (meaning, it costs money), the GOP and Blue Dogs should be standing up and shouting “No!”. That is what the majority of we, the people, desperately want. That is what this beloved country desperately needs. Contrary to the affirmatively-graduated Ivy League stated opinion that Americans somehow just don’t understand the elitist prattlings teleprompting their way down to the great unwashed masses from the upper levels of the federal government, the majority of American people are not stupid. Even if Congress doesn’t bother to read the legislation they slap together under cover of darkness, we do. And no matter how slowly you state your case, no matter what pretty words you use to try and put a positive spin on it, if it costs money and especially when it infringes on our privacy and our liberties, the bottom line is that we don’t want it.
That’s the big mistake that Scott Brown made. While no one expected a true, Constitutional Conservative to come out of the state of Massachusetts, his vote to end debate over President Walking Eagle’s “jobs bill” showed clearly that he doesn’t get it.
What we, the American people, want is NO.
- No more spending
- No more taxes
- No more pork
- No more entitlements
- No more closed-door deals
- No more special interests
- No more federal bureaucracy
And more importantly, no more lies.
If members of the GOP were wise, they would clean up their act and then wear every single “NO” as a badge of honor.