To borrow from columnist Herb Denenberg, I now know why lib'ruls are so fond of tax increases...because they don't actually pay any taxes. At least not those that Hopey Dopey selects for prominent positions in his administration. On the other hand, given the ham fisted, fast and loose, cavalier manner in which your average democrat handles the taxpayer dollar, I think that we can safely state that P.J. O'Rourke was right. Giving lib'rul democrats the power to control the budget is like giving car keys and whiskey to teenage boys. Bad things are going to happen. I mean besides the recent rash of unqualified and failed felonius cabinet appointments, do the names Bill Richardson (D) New Mexico, Charlie Rangel (D) New York and William Jefferson (D) Louisiana ring any bells? How about Barney Frank (D) Massachusetts and Chris Dodd (D) Connecticut. Legitimate Americans will see a pattern here.
For those of you in Sun Valley, let me be perfectly clear. All those listed above are democrats, not to be redundant, but lib'ruls. They care not a whit for fiscal responsibility, national security or state rights. The problem for Republicans is that they too have recently scorned fiscal responsibility and acted every bit the democrats during their time in power. I have detailed before my many problems with President Bush and the first one is his initial approach to fighting the current war. I felt then and do now that he should have called for half a million volunteers which he would have gotten immediately in the wake of September 11, 2001. Secondly and most importantly he tried to fight the war on the cheap, while engaging in spending practices that have saddled us with a burgeoning debt.
Now we are faced with a national and world wide economic crisis the likes of which hasn't been seen since the 1930s. The lib'ruls would have you believe that the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt saved the country from the Great Depression. This is hogwash. World War II delivered this country from the grips of the Great Depression. Government spending only exacerbated an already bad economic problem that the free markets eventually would have solved themselves. Now the government in the form of the lib'rul controlled Congress and the O'bama administration are offering the American people deliverance in the form of almost one trillion in new spending.
So where does that trillion bucks come from? Why of course it comes from the American taxpayer, shoving us ever deeper into debt. Now I can understand the desire of many Americans to see their fellow citizens gainfully employed again. I will not debate the merits of needed infrastructure improvements, especially to roads and bridges. So when I learn that the proposed legislation contains items of pork, I can write that off to lib'rul democrats authoring the bill. What I cannot abide or figure out is the following:
Why do we need to spend $88 million on design of a new Coast Guard icebreaker. Don't the old ones work? Besides, Algore tells us that the polar ice is melting due to globull warming. If we just wait, we can save $88 million since there won't be any ice to break larger than that needed to cool your corn squeezin's.
Why do we need to spend $850 million on Amtrak? Amtrak is an excellent example of government inefficiency and waste. Amtrak is our nationalized passenger railway that has NEVER turned a profit. Sell it to private industry and see what they can do with it, they sure can't do any worse.
Why do we need to spend $500 million on State and Local fire stations. Shouldn't the State and local governments being doing this with our State and County tax revenues?
Why do we need to spend $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead based paint. Lead based paint hasn't been used since the 1970's. If we haven't got it all out yet, we ain't ever going to.
Why do we need to spend $268 million for new furniture for the Homeland Security headquarters. I'm sure there is some government surplus metal desks and cabinets around somewhere. In fact I saw some today in the old jail. Where in hell do these government workers propose to get their office furniture? Ethan Allen?
Why do we need to give Hollywood film makers a $246 million tax break to buy film. Here's an idea, make movies that Americans want to see, price the tickets fairly, bring legitimate Americans back into the theaters and maybe you Hollywood types will turn a profit. Incredibly, turning a profit would allow you to purchase your own film, without subsidizing it on the back of the American taxpayer.
Finally, why do we need to spend $400 million for STD screening and prevention? Exactly how does that improve national infrastructure or employ out of work citizens? Unless of course the lib'ruls are intent on subsidizing the world's oldest profession again. It would make sense, after all the democrats have always practiced it themselves. They just haven't ever bothered to tax themselves on it. Don't believe me about the above items? See for yourself here...
Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
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