Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mr. President: Who or What ‘Catastrophe'?

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez as found on Townhall.com 1/29/09

Shortly after I stopped listening to a portion of President Barry Soetoro’s (a/k/a Barack Obama) first press conference last night, I saw the headline, “Obama says stimulus vital to avoid 'catastrophe' (AP)” on Yahoo. My immediate thought was, ‘We have recognized the catastrophe, and sir, you are the catastrophe with this outrageous so-called stimulus proposition that you and your comrades, are trying to shove down our throats.

The wasteful, pork and political payoff bill is plain ludicrous. Only a smaller portion (maybe 1/3?) of the bill will attempt to do what you argue the entire bill will do - create jobs or build America’s infrastructure. A much greater portion 2/3 or more) rewards and subsidizes your Democratic political allies and those groups targeted to help maintain Democratic power and foster government dependency beyond 2010 and 2012. Frankly, that is what it really is.

You lie and deceive America when you say there is no “pork” in this bill. Do you think all Americans are fools? We don’t all worship you, sir. In fact, a large portion actually opposes most, if not all, of your political ideology.

Despite what you think your election meant, it did not mean that all or even the majority of America are behind you. You did not receive a mandate to implement socialism carte blanche. No, you merely won an election on your empty promises of “change,” “hope,” and “yes we can.” Remember half the people voted against you. Another portion stayed home and didn’t vote at all. Many of us will not stand aside and let you replace our way of life with Marxism, which apparently you intend to do. I vehemently disagree with you that doing nothing is not an option. It is. It will save us and our children more than a trillion dollars!

We do not need to rush to judgment. We need to take deliberate, well thought out incremental measures focused primarily on tax cuts, reduced spending, reduced regulations. That is the jump start that our economy needs. We don’t need more funding to combat sexual transmitted diseases, funding the arts, welfare for illegal aliens, etc.

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