Spending our way to economic disaster
I heard the State of the Union speech last week, and I still don’t believe what I heard.
Talk about a disconnect. It is clear that Mr. Obama has been hanging around Steny Hoyer, a far-left Democrat from Maryland, and Nancy Pelosi, a leftist Democrat from California, too long.
Hoyer, earlier in the week, stated, “This country has a paying for problem, not a spending problem.” That great sage and political siren, Nancy Pelosi, stated, “We don’t have a spending problem, we have a budget-deficit problem.”
Now this might sound logical to a low information voter (LIV), but I must tell you as humbly and as honestly as I can that this kind of talk is emanating from two people who are either insane or they do not care if they lie in front of millions of Americans. No one, not even a liberal Democrat, can say with a straight face that what Hoyer and Pelosi said was logical or true.
The United States is undergoing an economic meltdown, and the Democrats don’t seem to see or care about what is happening. We are nearly $17 trillion in the red, and yet, Obama wants to spend even more. He used all of the “focus group” language in his State of the Union address to persuade the LIVs that more spending is the answer to our economic woes. The speech was filled with words or phrases like “level playing field,” “fairness,” “equality,” “safety net,” “government investments,” “ the rich need to pay their fair share,” “living wage,” “affordable health care,” “mean- spirited,” and “infrastructure repair.”
He proposed 29 new spending programs that if enacted would cause our national debt to skyrocket and result in catastrophic destruction to an economy already reeling from his socialist economic policies. Naturally, he claimed that none of these programs would cost a dime, but when have you seen a government program come on line without huge tax-payer funded “investments.” The answer, of course, is that you never have and never will. Like Pelosi’s and Hoyer’s statements, his, too, are totally illogical.
Obama failed to mention that when Obamacare is fully implemented that, according to the Internal Revenue Service, the average family of five will pay $20,000 per year for coverage.
Obama failed to mention that if you are a smoker, then a $4700 penalty will be added to your insurance premium. If you work for a tobacco company, I suggest that you find other employment – like “smuggler,” for example.
Obama said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep him.” “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.” Both of these statements are as true as Pelosi saying, “We don’t have a spending problem, we have a budget-deficit problem.” I have a feeling that when the bill finally comes due, the “low information voters” will simply blame George Bush – not Obama. They fail to realize that Obama’s policies are destroying the economic fabric of this country.
Obama failed to mention that 11,629 people go on food stamps each day. Over 7,000,000 individuals will lose their health insurance coverage when Obamacare finally kicks in. He touted “clean energy” and “global warming,” but he conspicuously failed to mention that gas prices are the highest they have ever been this early in the year. The United States has more oil than Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, yet this administration is clinging to the already scientifically refuted notion of “global warming” or as the leftist say, “climate change.”
Obama spent as little time as possible talking about the economy and employment for Americans. Since he has not produced any job growth, he recognizes that this discussion would not be helpful to his radical agenda.
Our economy is in a downward spiral. We do have a “spending problem and a budget deficit problem.” The Democrats who say otherwise are doing permanent and perhaps irreparable damage to this country and to its people. We simply cannot continue on the track we are on. The good news is that the American voters are beginning to get the message. According to Gallop, over 65 percent of the American people think that the country is on the wrong track; 57 percent disagree with Obama on taxes; 65 percent disagree with Obama on the budget deficit; 60 percent disapprove of the way he is handling the economy.
The only problem is that the low information voters (LIVs) still blame George Bush. It is just a fact of life that some people will believe anything.