April 15, 2009

Thank goodness IRS Day is finally behind us. That’s $7K down the drain, offered up for whatever cockamamie plans President Obama and his Socialist Party members in Congress have to put our nation even deeper into debt. If I didn’t have training obligations on Wednesday you can be sure I’d be attending one of those tea party rallies.

Look, I don’t mind paying my fair share of taxes, and I don’t even mind the amount – after all, Tracey and I make good money, and in this country that means you’re bound to get whacked on April 15. I get it. But what I don’t like is “The One” and his socialist/liberal cronies in Congress using this recession as an excuse to dredge up every nanny-state proposal they haven’t had the guts to bring forth in the light of day while the Republicans held control.

* I don’t want to help pay for national health care. Reform the system that is in place – with all its faults it’s still the envy of the world.

* I don’t want to help pay for a single bailout involving banks, monster insurance companies, or U.S. automakers. Let ’em all fail.

* I don’t want to help pay for mortgage assistance to help keep people in homes they couldn’t afford in the first place. Let ’em rent.

I’m no libertarian wacko. If President Obama wanted to use additional tax revenues to help rebuild our Social Security system or implement a temporary safety net to help people get through the revamping of our nation’s entitlement systems, I’d be all for it – to me, I’d be willing to take that hit for the long-term betterment of our society as a whole.

But to allow the Prez to transform this country into a huge nanny state just so he can have more control over the lives of everyone – including those who might disagree with his reckless policies – count me as disgusted. Not that I expected anything different from the guy – after all, the guy’s never run even so much as a lemonade stand in his life. It’s just that even I’m amazed at how brazen he is in putting forth an agenda so at odds with the future economic health of this country. And the suck-up media simply plants their lips even more firmly on his ass.

I’m willing to do my part, but today I’m feeling pretty disgusted and pessimistic about this country’s future. But hey, this country elected him – I guess we get what we deserve.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 00:15 | Comments (3)
3 Comments »
  1. “Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me…”

    George Harrysong – 1966

    Comment by Tighwad — April 17, 2009 @ 11:07 am


  2. Thanks Tightwad, great to hear from you. Dinner’s on me next month when I’m back in your area!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — April 17, 2009 @ 9:47 pm


  3. Can’t wait!
    Looking forward to some great conversation!

    Comment by Tightwad — April 24, 2009 @ 12:56 pm


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