Obama's America: Our New Government At Work|
February 1, 2009
Face to face with the worst economic crisis confronting our nation in decades, our dedicated
public servants are hard at work on our behalf.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is busy launching
an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative
talk show host Rush Limbaugh. This, coming on the heels of triumphant Democrats
confirming a tax
cheat as our new Treasury Secretary, which came on the heels of giddy Democrats
spearheading a new
bill through Congress that would require camera phones to make a sound when
taking a picture.
Six Democrats were busy enjoying a Caribbean junket sponsored by Citigroup after Congress
obligingly approved the $700 billion bailout of financial services firms in October,
while others were hard at work crafting a $819 billion spending package under the
guise of stimulating the economy.
What spending millions of bucks
on sexually transmitted diseases and giving billions of our tax dollars to corrupt left-wing groups
like ACORN has to do with stimulation has yet to be explained. Instead, we're urged
to look at 'the larger picture'.
The 'larger picture' that immediately
comes to my mind is Father Earth, Algore,
testifying before Congress, warning of the imminent demise of the human
species because of global warming, while the storm of the century rages across 1,400 miles of the U.S.
President Obama meanwhile, continues
his honeymoon, bravely shrugging off the arrest of his half-brother for dope and his aunt's illegal status.
In response to news that Iran now has the ability to
manufacture a nuclear weapon this year, Obama ordered the closure
of Guantanamo and changed the rules governing interrogation of terrorists, in order
to assure these prisoners not be made "uncomfortable." No mention was made of the
61 Gitmo inmates that had already been released and found, once again, engaged in
Obama then followed up by asking the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010
by more than 10 percent -- about $55 billion.
Obama reacted to Republican
Congressman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra's comment "There's no way and no chance
to stop the Iranian nuclear program," by penning a Dear Achmadinejad letter to Iran,
legitimizing the rogue regime by agreeing to direct talks, something Bush had refused
Iran promptly responded, claiming that Obama's offer signaled
that America's policy of "domination" has failed. "This request means Western ideology has become passive, that
capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Iran gleefully retorted.
No fool, he, Obama had already pre-empted Iran by appointing Gary Samore as our new Weapons of Mass Destruction
Czar, allowing him to continue focusing on his plan to do away with the military's 'Don't ask, Don't
tell' policy regarding gays in the military.
Anticipating this new policy,
Army Secretary Pete Geren has approved adding legal personnel
to help combat sexual assault
among soldiers, which he deemed "repugnant to the core values" of the Army.
Meanwhile, our dedicated public servants on the state level
are just as busy. New York's Mayor Bloomberg, facing shrinking tax revenues that
have turned the $1.3 billion November budget hole into a now $4 billion chasm, took
to the microphones and declared a war on - salt. I'm not making this stuff up.
In California, the state was unable to give the taxpayers their tax refunds because,
oops, there's no money left. Not to worry, California is counting on being a big
winner in the stimulus jackpot as soon as our public servants in D.C. can get rid
of the pesky opposition and pass the much touted 'stimulus bill', thereby relieving
them of personal responsibility for the bad decisions of oh, the last 40 years,
that have left the state in default.
Undeterred by lack of funds, California continued doing the
people's business by enacting a new law that provides millions of Californians
with limited English proficiency the right to an interpreter from their commercial
health and dental plans.
This law comes on the heels of another California eco-mandate that requires owners of gas stations to purchase
new equipment to reduce vapor emissions at the pump.
In the name of Mother Earth, dozens and potentially hundreds of gas stations, unable
to afford the cash to comply with these new mandates, are choosing to shut down. Unfortunately these small businessmen
don't have the promise of 'stimulus' money to pay the piper so, poof, they're
Joe six-pack will just have to cough up more dough. Obama has
called on all of us to make sacrifices, and its our patriotic duty.
Noticeable only by its total absence, is any call for the one
solution that would solve the economic crisis. Cutting taxes. Not only do ordinary
Joes get to keep and spend more of their own money, thus doing some actual stimulating
to the weak economy, but tax cuts, as shown by history, would also fill depleted
But, hey, our public servants are the experts. And fortunately,
they're judged on their promises instead of their results. The recent election indicated
that this is what Americans want. And now we're getting it.
Soon, the government will own pieces of banks, insurance companies,
mortgage companies, car companies, possibly airlines, media etc., etc. By this time
next year, (if Iran hasn't nuked us), you will be able to walk into any of those
businesses and get the same service you now get from the government run post office
- which by the way - will soon be cutting back on 6 day mail deliveries due to budget
We asked for it, we got it. God bless America.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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