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.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flipping & Flopping With Mitt

Earlier this week we learned that Mitt agreed with BO that in both of their opinions the new healthcare-insurance mandate was not a tax as the Supreme Court (i.e., Roberts) had ruled but rather was a penalty.  The political problem on Monday was that the establishment Republican leaders had already started to make their stand to the voters that ObamaCare imposed a large tax increase on the middle class thereby breaking BO's pledge to not raise taxes on singles making under $200,000 per year or couples making under $250,000 per year.  This meant that Mitt was in disagreement with the establishment Republican leaders like Boehner & McConnell – hardly a unified stance on the matter going into a presidential election. 
The CBO calculates that three quarters of the people who will pay the mandate (penalty or tax) will have an income of less than $120,000 per year – so what else is new for working America? 
To hear Romney senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom make clear that Mitt's position on Monday was that the government was imposing a penalty & not a tax please click here
Unfortunately by Wednesday Mitt had abandoned advisor Fehrnstrom & had rejoined the establishment Republicans proclaiming that the enforcement of the ObamaCare mandate was indeed a tax as the Supreme Court had ruled.
Now it gets worse.  In both a 2008 debate & a 2009 op-ed in USA Today Mitt called enforcement of the RomneyCare mandate a "tax penalty" so on Monday we had the flip.  By Wednesday we had the flop.  On Monday Mitt flipped his own previous position & disagreed with his party's leadership & by Wednesday he had flopped his senior advisor's defense of his position & agreed with the party establishment.  Wonder what you'll get if you vote for Mitt?
Now there is plenty of political dumbness to go around.  Click here to hear VP Biden explain the jobs situation almost four years into BO's term.
Does any one else feel it is insulting what the one Big Government Party offers as their presidential & vice presidential candidates in the Republican & Democrat wings?
BTW – Mitt's capitulating comment that "the majority of the court said it's a tax &, therefore, it's a tax" goes right along with the status quo mindset & against the mindset change that is so desperately needed in America if we are going to turn things around for the better.  The Founders never envisioned nine unelected people overruling the work of the elected branches.  Accordingly, Mitt's mealy mouthed statement putting all final power in the Supreme Court's hands goes against the pledge he hopes to take "to preserve, protect, & defend the Constitution of the United States."


  1. I have some good and fun filled news, we can now laugh at proponents of BO & HC as they thought it was going to be free HA!HA!. Another, the government can make you buy a gun or pay a tax HA!HA! - wonder what they think about that?

  2. If ever there was a candidate who could explain in depth why the private economy is by far the strongest engine for economic growth and jobs, it was or still is Mitt Romney. However he seems hesitant to tout free market capitalism. He even at times seems to be apologetic about his successes as a venture capitalist. Why? A WP columnist theorizes that he fears being attacked by the Dems and media as an out of touch rich guy. This is pathetic!

    I read Mitt's book 'no more apologise' 2 years ago and Mitt did an outstanding job covering all economic issues in depth. The book title lambasts BO apologizing to world leaders about US dominance and arrogance. If Mitt looses this election someone should write a book about him with same title.