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Greatness As Measured By Obama
The Headline Caught My Attention
A good headline usually attracts readership. That was the case when I read this one: Obama: Government Made This Country Great. A statement like that definitely reaches out to you and starts smacking you around. Being the curious frog that I am, I had to take a look at the hypocrisy behind such a statement and wondered about the sanity of the individual making such a statement. I can guarantee you that our Founding Fathers just flipped over in their graves at that proclamation. They saw the government as a hindrance to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not the guarantor of greatness.
As Ronald Reagan so aptly stated, "Government isn't the solution to our problem, government is the problem." This nation is in a crisis and government again is the problem and not the solution. What has happened to make people think that a small group of government elites are needed in order to insure that we can make our way, as individuals, through life? What makes Obama think that greatness is derived from the government and excessive government spending? The majority of government spending is now being spent to entitle people. Using his logic "entitlements" are what makes you and this nation great?
What Reagan said in that speech rings loud and clear these days. Has society become so complex that "We, the People..." must give up our right to self-government and self-reliance to that small group of elites who think that we are dunces? The main problem with Obama's thinkin' is it seems to be continually stinkin' as Zig Zigler terms it. Now this is the man who said he was going to bring a new "bi-partisanship" to Washington DC and he has done nothing of the sort since assuming office. He has constantly attacked and belittled those who don't buy into his big government, socialistic agenda that we need to be controlled and spoon fed. I prefer to eat with my own fork truth be known.
You see the "other side of the aisle" wants to cut government spending and he sees that as a flaw even though the very commission he appointed, then ignored the findings of, stated the same thing. All this excessive spending needs to have an ax taken to it. But according to our President that type of spending is what has made our nation great. He's added about 6 trillion dollars to be national debt which you can see at the link below. Is that how "greatness" is measured? Doing what all the other Presidents combined couldn't achieve during the course of history is his measure of greatness?
Isn't This Just GREAT?
- U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time
US National Debt Clock : Real Time U.S. National Debt Clock
Looking at the debt clock, isn't it great that every man, woman and child who is a citizen of our nation is now in hock to the tune of almost $50K and counting? Isn't it just so great that we're saddling our children, grand children and their children's children with a load of debt from the very day they are born? Obama went further in his speech to fault the Republican Party for wanting to balance the budget. Really? Those of us who run a sound fiscal household are required to do just that so we're not "great" for doing so. Is anyone really buying Obama's rhetoric? Government isn't what makes this country great - it is the people of this nation who have made this nation great.
Here's exactly the type of twisted logic Obama uses to display his totasl ignorance of economic principles and a quote the man: “The Republicans have one message and that is, we’re going to make sure that we cut people’s taxes even more — so that by every objective measure our deficit is worse and we will slash government investments that have made this country great, not because it’s going to balance the budget, but because it’s driven by our ideological vision about how government should be. That’s their agenda, pure and simple.” How preposterous that the biggest ideologue ever to sit in The People's House launches such an attack when he should be pointing that bony finger back at himself.
Talk About The Pot Calling The Kettle Black
I would suggest to Obama that he refrain from attacking budgets or anything about balancing them. His democratically controlled Senate has failed to even propose, much less pass, a budget, in over three years. Every budget he has proposed has been unanimously voted down due to his ideology of wanting more excessive spending and not less. His answer is to raise taxes which throws a wet blanket on an economy. That's a known basic principle of economics. He continually ignores the known and wants to gamble with our tax dollars dabbling with the unknown. Excessive spending has not made any nation great. Bankrupt - yes, great - no.
Just Obama's proposed budget this year, which went down in flames, proposed an additional $3.6 trillion in new spending with no corresponding cuts. One must admit that Obama is no economic genius by any stretch of the imagination. Of course, what should one expect from one who's claim to fame is being a Community Organizer form the south side of Chicago? He seems to be in a pout that Congress, including his own Democratic pals, weren't stepping out on that limb again. He failed to get the message that the majority of voters sent to Washington DC in November of 2010. Obama seems to only hear those little voices inside his head.
Oh Really? Just Remember That None Of This Happened Either
For over three years now Obama has failed to address the issues underlying the economic crisis this nation is facing. Those have been three long years, eighteen months of which he spent forcing Obamacare down the throats of the American people. Someone failed to tell him, "It's the economy stupid." Where was Bill Clinton when we needed for him to utter those words to Obama? The problem with Obama is that he sees himself as blameless. I see him as being unqualified, inexperienced and on an ego trip beyond comparison. Those are not the qualities of a leader. Those are the qualities of being a failure and many of us saw it coming.
Just do this: "Remember In November" and take five voters to the polls with you when you head that way.
The Frog Prince