About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Responses - A Bar Analogy Explains BO's Programs

Below are three of the responses received re the subject message from Sunday that included Congressman Frelinghuysen's financial update & an analogy of a bar owner who goes bankrupt following similar economic policies as our country has the past several months.
I offer a few comments in red.  With re to responder # 2 he is really sharp & has read the messages from our e-mail club very carefully re how his elected reps have voted although he is just slightly off in his comment.  It is hard to keep all of it straight since there is so much that is going down so fast - by BO's design of course.
---Response # 1---
This explanation is really clever....but overwhelming when I try to comprehend it!
---Response # 2---
Correct me if I am wrong...but didn't Frelinghuysen vote for BO's stimulus package.  No, there were no Republicans in the House who voted for the Stimulus.  Only Republicans (@ the time) Specter & the Maine twins voted for it in the Senate - without them the Stimulus would have failed.  After initially voting against the TARP Frelinghuysen voted for it last fall after it was tweaked.  He also voted in March to impose an additional tax surcharge on bonuses received by people like Wall Street MBAs who were smart enough & in demand enough to sign million dollar bonus contracts if these MBAs were employed by firms who had received TARP money.  Both of these votes are bad enough but we cannot pin the Stimulus on him.  I found Frelinghuysen's message difficult to read w/any degree of credibility.  Unfortunately, I have lost  respect for the man.
I am feeling good about the national republican party again.  First Cheney was saying some incredible things on the nation stage.  Last night I watched an outstanding performance by Newt G. on CSPAN.   It was vintage Newt...  Don't trust Newt too far either.
---Response # 3---
Your comments were well written.  As long as you give a person, (perceived) something for nothing, they will accept it with no questions asked until they learn there is no such thing as a free lunch or you only get what you pay for.  That is what is happening today in America.  With all these bails outs,  etc. the general public accepts them as a way of the government doing business.  The general public does not see or want to see the negative side of it.
In a few words, They Do Not Care  -  why you ask?  -    when the amount of money that has to be repaid, via additional taxes, those persons will either have died, moved out of the country, or retired, leaving the government with this headache - meaning our children & grandchildren in just another example of selfishness.
Why did Sutton rob banks?  -  he said, "that is where the money is"
General public feels government has plenty of money, and they do not like to get into DETAILS of how the government will raise the money to pay off future debts.  Citizen Control Points #s 1 & 2 - government schools produce graduates who have no or limited ability to think in details to any meaningful degree & the media tells these poorly educated people not to worry which puts a bigger burden yet on the rest of us. 

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