Saturday, July 04, 2009

Yes, we can......until folks wake up.



Can the White House double the national debt in less than a year, while making meaningless comments about the need for fiscal discipline? Yes, we can...............

Can we quadruple the annual federal budget deficit after criticizing the previous Administration for running a budget deficit? Yes, we can.........

Can we increase the federal budget that goes just to pay the interest due on government indebtedness from a third of all revenue to half of all revenue? Yes, we can.....

Can we do all of this with no clear plan for how this spending will help the economy? Yes, we can....

Can we use the coercive power of government to force spending on projects that benefit our special interest group friends, political cronies, relatives, and those that we promised to give handouts to in exchange for their votes? Yes, we can....

Can we claim that this massive increase in spending and borrowing will create a net number of jobs, despite all the studies that have shown this has never happened before? Yes, we can....

Can we claim that this stimulus package will hold unemployment down to 8% and then blame the previous Administration when it hits 10% after the stimulus? Yes, we can....

Can we pretend that making negative comments about America will help us win friends among foreign leaders and governments that have been critical of the United States? Yes, we can....

Can we celebrate the fruits of victory in Iraq, won by military efforts that we consistently opposed? Yes, we can.....

Can we bail out auto companies by using government funds to subsidize grossly unproductive work practices in order to help our union friends that provide millions of dollars of political support to us every election cycle? Yes, we can.....

Can we frustrate labor reform and workplace democracy by supporting the end of secret union elections, since an overwhelming number of union elections in recent years, have voted down letting in the union bosses that we politically count on? Yes, we can.....

Can we suppress scientific opinion that challenges the assumption of a major human role in climate change, while claiming to put scientific inquiry back into a decisive role in decision-making? Yes, we can.....

Can we claim greater government openness and transparency, while we see that any Inspector Generals in government that find out bad things about our cronies get fired? Yes, we can.....

Can we make up stories about the health care problems, lie about how much it will cost for our plan, bait and switch on taxing employees private insurance benefits? Yes, we can.....

Can we do all of this without getting significant media criticism and having the major news outlets all over the Administration with negative stories? Yes, we can.....

Can we keep this up for more than a year before someone figures out the giant scam? No, we can't..... someone woke up!

Can we keep voters, who say that they are conservative twice as often as they say they are liberal, believing that we are not liberal hacks with an extreme Left agenda? No, we can't.... someone woke up!

Can we ignore the fact that our "stimulus" package has had no impact on jobs and will make things worse and worse over time as the bills have to be paid? No, we can't....someone woke up!

Can we keep a lid on criticism in the press by stage-managing press conferences, daily "talking points," and running 24/7 in campaign mode? No, we can't...someone woke up!

Can we keep a President in office for a second-term who can never displayed any leadership skills, balanced judgment, or maturity in decision-making? No, we can't.....

Can we keep a party in power that is only united around the notion of buying people's votes by offering them handouts paid for with other people's money? No, we can't.....


"You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." P.T. Barnum

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