Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
To Vote Republican or To Vote Democrat? That Is The Question.
Look people, I know a lot of you are really pissed at the Republican Party at the moment and a lot of this anger stems from the recent Foley scandal. Also add into the mix the war Iraq, which many feel is not worth fighting and President Bush's approval rating has steadily fallen to a disappointing 37 percent. But the main thrust of the American peoples discontent is the Foley debacle that has the mainstream media licking it's chops in anticipation of even more salacious news to come. Sometimes,they remind me of a pack of hungry wolverines hungrily approaching their prey.
In the meantime, the Democrats are currently enjoying a 23 percentage point lead among the voters. But, before the majority of you voters out there begin to arbitrarily leap aboard the Democratic bandwagon in search of change, let's look at some facts: The Democratic Party is well known for their tax and spend proclivities. If the Democrats take over Congress better hold on to your wallet, because this group loves nothing more than to create expensive social programs that don't actually work but gives them that warm, fuzzy feeling of helping their fellow man. This is all at the expense of hardworking Americans like you and me,of course.
The Democrats seem to believe that there is this big, bottomless pot of money where they can obtain as much as is needed for their liberal,do-gooder programs. Well, I'll let you all in on a big secret,(Promise you won't tell anyone. Okay?) there is an endless source of money and it's us the taxpayer. I don't know about the rest of you, but I really don't have a whole hell of a lot of dollars that I can spare right now.
And let me take you back to 1993 for a minute. This was the year the Democrats had control of the Congressional House. They were attempting to push a bill through Congress that was loaded with pork and promised to raise our taxes. On of their more moronic ideas was the invention of Midnight Basketball for the inner cities. You remember Midnight Basketball,don't you? During their participation in this supposedly wholesome sport, the wannabe athletes drank forty ouncers, toked on blunts and someone was shot with a gun at one of the games. It was a shining example of a liberal,do-gooder idea gone terribly wrong.
Anyway, getting back to what I was saying about the bill the Democrats were attempting to get passed; a radio talk show host in my area advised his listeners to call their local Congressman and let it be known they did not want that bill to be passed by Congress. To no ones surprise, it passed through effortlessly. In the next days paper there appeared picture of members of the Democratic Congress with big shit eating grins on their faces; they won all the marbles . The problem was that many of their constituents called their office to ask them not to vote this bill through and were cavalierly ignored. These supposed servants of the people turned their backs on the voters in order to do what they damn well pleased.
To echo the sentiments of Ross Perot (he really did have a couple of good ideas. At least I think he did.), they are our employees. They're supposed to do what we tell them to do, not what they want to do. It's all too apparent many politicians have arrived at the wrongful conclusion that they attended a coronation when it was in reality an election instead.
But go ahead. Vote democratic and watch as our taxes go up and the defense budget goes down.All one had to do is look at the economy to see exactly what the Republican leadership has accomplished. There is no magic involved, just sound economics. By implementing tax cuts and not raising the personal income tax, we have more money to spend which means more goods will be purchased thus allowing our consumer driven economy to thrive. Which in turn means the jobless rate will remain low as well. What it all boils down to is a series checks and balances. A lesson yet to be learned by the tax and spend policies of the Democratic Party.