The Destruction of America
I Fear for My Country
Do you get the feeling that something is just not right about the way everything is going in the country? Yes, I do too. At first I could not put my finger on it, but I recently realized what it was that was nagging at me. It is the destruction of the United States from within. I think it has been happening for awhile now, but over the past few months it seemed to be speeding up in intensity. I know I am not the only one who notices this, judging by the million of people out there who are expressing a similar sentiment. The real downhill slope came, when President Obama was sworn in and the Democrats increased their numbers in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Our country is being destroyed by our government. Since when is the United States in the business of buying banks, mortgage companies, and car companies? We never have been before, at least no where near this scale. Government is increasing in size and spending is out of control. Our yearly deficit is over $1.6 trillion and our debt is over $10 trillion. Those numbers are so astronomical and alarming, but the politicians in Washington keep on spending. Recently, the House of Representatives passed a Cap and Trade Bill, meant to curb climate change and provide “green jobs.” The only problem is it creates an energy tax for every American, by raising electricity rates for homes and businesses and increase the price of gasoline at the pump. On top of that, it is estimated to cost the economy 2.5 million jobs. The environment is not worth the price, especially when temperatures have not risen in eight years and more and more scientists are stating their doubts about the involvement of mankind in the process. It turns out Al Gore probably was wrong all this time and the tiny fluctuations of our planet’s temperature in a natural process. Liberals in Congress are also on the verge of forcing a government run healthcare system down our throats, without detailing specifics or how it will be paid. All that and they want to increase the tax rate on middle class families by taxing your private health insurance benefits.
Now you look at all that and wonder is it all for our own good? The answer is no, it isn’t. Government has never been the solution to the problem and I doubt it will begin to do that now. It is about control and power. Liberals, the likes this country hasn’t seen since Jimmy Carter, are in charge and are having themselves a day. Do you really think that these people care about the environment? Not any more or less than the rest of us, or else they wouldn’t fly around the country on private jets and live in giant mansions consuming power. The Cap and Trade Bill was about increasing taxes and redistributing them to the have-nots. Provisions in the bill call for new home building standards that match California. One can only guess why every state in the country must have California’s building codes. Probably because the chief sponsors of the bill are from California, but tell me why do North Dakota and Florida need to have their houses built based on the GoldenState’s standards? California gets earthquakes, North Dakota gets blizzards, and Florida gets hurricanes; so it beats me. The bill also says every new home must have an outlet to plug in your electric car. I don’t know how many people have those contraptions, but I sure don’t. No one I know has an electric car, I have never watched an advertisement for an electric car, and I can tell you that I have never seen an electric car, but maybe that is just me. Lastly, the Cap and Trade Bill calls for the infamous Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac to provide low cost mortgages to lower class people and use our tax dollars for it. I may not the be smartest person in the world, but history has a way of repeating itself and if I’m not mistaken, didn’t those companies do the same exact thing and that is why we are in a housing crisis?
On to the healthcare bill, the government wants a slow takeover of the system, despite what you may hear to the contrary. President Obama insists that the system would be a competitor with the other industries in providing insurance. When has it been fair for the federal government to compete against private companies? That should tell us, we will all be under the same umbrella soon. The taxing of the middle class benefits is for what purpose? Liberals want to do that to give insurance to those in the lower class and illegal immigrants. That doesn’t seem quite fair to me. To be honest none of it does. The Cap and Trade Bill and healthcare reform are just the most recent and prominent example of the government expanding its role in each of our lives for no good reason. Their reasoning is to have more control over us and to tax us more in order to redistribute the wealth. That might appeal to some people, but not to me and not to millions and millions of people. Those things, coupled with the bailouts and the purchase of General Motors has me wondering about this country. We are moving down a European socialistic path. It is a dangerous one to go down and one that is the antithesis of everything this country stands for. Many people aren’t realizing what is happening all around them, but slowly people are beginning to stir and wonder what the hell is going on. All I can say is that troubling things are happening that are destroying our country, but if you wake up and start asking questions of our government, we might have a chance to reverse course. President Obama promised everyone change when he was running for office and he is sure delivering on that promise. I just don’t think this is what many people had in mind.
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I President Obama and our congressional representatives in Washington are embarking on an ambitious spending spree, the likes of which the United States has not ever seen before. The amounts being spent vary, but our national debt and deficit are …
- Cap and Trade Tax
freespeechstickers.com The Cap and Trade Bill passed by the House of Representatives last week is quite possible the most dangerous bill Congress has ever passed. Under the guise of “saving the environment,” the bill is a massive …
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