Friday, August 21, 2009

Well we have an emergency now –

Yesterday I was working the Republican Party booth at our County Fair. One of the most interesting discussions I had was with a guy about the health care debate. Unfortunately this is a very complex issue and he had a very short attention span. It wasn’t so much that he was argumentative, rather it seemed that he was too impatient to listen to the entire explanation. I finally got tired of it and asked him “Do you recall anyone screaming about a health care crisis three years ago?” He paused thoughtfully and then replied “No, I don’t.” I explained that we don’t have a crisis just because Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid say we do. With overwhelming majorities of Americans happy about their health care regardless of the poll – this is the phoniest (fishiest?) of crises.
However, we have an emergency now. It was just reported that the Obama administration can’t hide from the truth anymore. They will be forced to admit that their 10 year budget deficit projection increased from $9 Trillion to $11 Trillion. I can’t even get my arms around how you can legitimately underestimate a projection by $2 Trillion. Unless of course you willfully make an inaccurate estimate and then leak the news of that on a Friday afternoon before leaving for vacation. Unfortunately my past experience extends to a company that went bankrupt – when that happens, you STOP SPENDING MONEY. However, that doesn’t appear to be in the cards with a democrat run House of Representatives, Senate, and White House. That is the basis of an actual crisis.
What annoys me most about this real crisis is that you had to have your head firmly thrust into the sand to have missed the legions of people who had projected exactly this outcome before the Obama administration made these decisions. How exactly did Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, David Axlerod, Barney Frank, Henry Waxman, and a myriad of other democrats make it through college without hitting Economics 101? These people are forcing us into a train wreck of their own construction. My heroes are the people attending the town hall meetings to protest this outrageous activity. Keep up the pressure on your representatives.
Conservative Resistance – Day 291

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