BROWN VICTORY FALLS ON DEAF DEMOCRATIC EARS
Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman came out after Massachusetts republican state senator, Scott Brown won the vacant senatorial seat that was long held by the democratic senator, Ted Kennedy, and said, "This is a giant wake-up call."
The wake-up call should have come much sooner when the Obama administration came out and proclaimed they'd "saved" jobs, when the unemployment numbers were actually rising. The wake-up call should have come when Congress was setting out to rip-off the American taxpayer with a massive health care bill that no one wanted. The wake-up call should have come when the Obama administration and the democratic party refused to take a strong stance against terrorists who wish to kill us.
Make no mistake, this list could get very long.
McAuliffe went on to say that the democrats need to focus on job creation. "Everything we have to do is related to job creation. We have to do a much better job on the message."
My thinking is that you first have to understand how jobs are created. The reason there has been no real growth in this area, and the reason unemployment numbers aren't falling, is largely due to high taxation and thousands upon thousands of pages of regulations that govern how a business can operate. If the democrats get their way, they will effectively raise taxes on every American, and every American company. This does not create jobs, it loses them.
Interestingly the White House also signaled that they'd focus more on sending out the message that the democrats are the defenders of the people against Wall Street—
Look, people have to get one thing very clear in their heads once and for all. The people of Wall Street are Main Street. Our 401k retirement accounts are tied to Wall Street and the stock market. Our jobs are related to business. The products we buy are all made by Wall Street companies. Any new taxes will be passed on to the American consumer in the form of higher prices. We'll see lower matching on our 401k retirement accounts. Companies who pay higher taxes will hire less people, or even downsize operations. They will lower wages or reduce benefits.
Not ever in the history of American business has it ever been the intent of the business to pay the cost of its overhead. All costs incurred by the company are passed along to the consumer and the worker, including their tax bills. Every single red cent.
We keep on thinking we're somehow sticking it to the big guy, when the reality is we're really just sticking it to ourselves. The more they pay the more we pay. The more they have to pay, the less we'll be paid. It really isn't rocket science.
McAuliffe needs to get that. Reid and Pelosi need to get that. Mr. Obama needs to get that. The democratic party needs to get that. The republicans already do, and so does Scott Brown. I think many more Americans are starting to get that as well, and this will be made ever more clear when we roll into elections later this year.
And let's not forget that this five-year state senator didn't just take anyone's seat. He took Ted Kennedy's seat. Long-time ambassador of universal health care. You know, that thing that Congress is trying to ram through? That thing that everybody wants, right?
Apparently not. A giant wake-up call it is indeed. Still, based on McAuliffe's statement after Scott Brown won Massachusetts, I think he and the democrats are sadly still fast asleep.