Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm not going to say, "I told you so" but...

I did tell you so.
The White House announced today that the federal government will be facing "exploding deficits and mounting debt" (AP News) over the course of the next decade. And that the projected financial situation of the country will be far worse than previously stated.
"Figures released by the White House budget office foresee a cumulative $9 trillion deficit from 2010-2019, $2 trillion more than the administration estimated in May. Moreover, the figures show the public debt doubling by 2019 and reaching three-quarters the size of the entire national economy. Obama economic adviser Christina Romer predicted unemployment could reach 10 percent this year and begin a slow decline next year. Still, she said, the average unemployment will be 9.3 in 2009 and 9.8 percent in 2010. "This recession was simply worse than the information that we and other forecasters had back in last fall and early this winter," Romer said." They tried to tell us last month that they thought the recession was over (Who believed that? Because if you did, I have some real estate to sell you). I think this is just an example of the shortsightedness of Obama's administration. As I have said many times before, they do not look at the long-term consequences of their actions. And they want to pass the new healthcare bill, which will cost millions of dollars, without knowing exactly where that revenue will come from to pay for it. Don't you think it is time for the federal government to take a look at their spending and figure out some way to stop? NOW? We will be paying for Obama's reign for a long long time to come. And not just with money.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another run at veto'ing Prop. 8

Get busy and start calling CA state Assembly members, they're trying to sneak a veto for Prop. 8 into a healthcare bill!
"Last week, Senator Mark Leno stripped out the contents of SB 54 – dealing with health care coverage — and inserted language that would legalize gay marriages performed in other states and nations prior to the passage of Proposition 8. This proposal is in direct conflict with California’s constitution – as amended by the passage of Proposition 8 – that provides only marriage between a man and a woman will be valid or recognized in California. Further, it goes well beyond the California Supreme Court’s decision that allowed to remain valid a limited number of same-sex marriages performed in California last summer before Proposition 8 passed.
It is simply wrong and undemocratic for liberal gay activists like Senator Mark Leno to attempt to circumvent the decision of voters and rewrite our constitution behind our backs with this sneaky “gut and amend” maneuver. That’s why we’re asking you to take action TODAY and urge the legislature, and if it gets to him, the Governor, to oppose this effort to undermine Proposition 8". (beetleblogger)
In addition to calling the Assembly members, put in a call to Schwarzenegger's office (Phone: 916-445-2841). He ultimately has the power to veto this bill, as it is expected to pass in the state assembly. Let's get to work!

Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D – West LA, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood)
(310) 285-5490

Assembly Member Van Tran (R – Costa Mesa, Garden Grove)
(714) 668-2100

Assembly Member Julia Brownley (D – Calabasas, Oxnard)
(818) 596-4141

Assembly Member Noreen Evans (D – Santa Rose, Napa)
(707) 546-4500

Assembly Member Dave Jones (D – Sacramento)
(916) 324-4676

Assembly Member Steve Knight (R – Palmdale, Victorville)
(661) 267-7636

Assembly Member Paul Krekorian (D – Burbank)
(818) 558-3043

Assembly Member Ted Lieu (D – El Segundo)
(310) 615-3515
Assembly Member William Monning (D – Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel)
(831) 425-1503

Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R – Redding, Yuba City)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

An interesting argument

With all of the unrest in our country today, there is a call amongst conservatives to return to the original constitution. To the same ideals that prompted the Founding Fathers to invent a new form of government and firmly place independence and democracy as a government firmly in place. Of course, I have been pushing for this myself. I am dismayed by the increasing government control over all of us. This latest of Obama's socialistic efforts is the proposed national healthcare system. Socialized medicine! The very thought of this passing gives me chills!

However, the other side has responded to this call to re-focus on the way of life under the Founding Fathers. They say that under George Washington, there was slavery, the right to vote was only extended to white landowners, and women's rights were non-existent. This is all true. (which is why I say it is an interesting argument) They say that the progress made by this country in abolishing slavery, extending the right to vote to all adult citizens, and increasing the rights of women (kind of a farce, which I will have to address in another blog altogether) should and WILL apply to the LGBT community. That we will soon extend equal rights to them and our progeny will someday celebrate the pioneers (gay activists) who pushed this freedom through. And that they will wonder what on earth took so long! I question this argument because I don't think homosexuals fall into the same category as those who cannot choose the color of their skin or their sex. Although there have been many scientific studies and years of research to prove that there is a homosexual gene, this has NEVER BEEN PROVEN. Therefore, same-sex attraction is a choice, and as such, doesn't really qualify for special rights.

Beyond the argument for equal rights for the LGBT community, the current trend toward more government control of businesses, healthcare, national security, the right to bear arms, banking, the economy, etc. is frightening at best. Liberals never consider the long-term consequences of this government control. Anyone who has taken a basic high school level Econ class knows that when you take away free enterprise, the quality of product decreases. There is no motivation to make the product better, because there is not competition. If Liberals paid attention to those nations who employ this socialism, they would see what is in store for us. This is why we conservatives are pushing for a return to the government of 1776. The citizens of early America were all for independence and self-sufficiency, not dependence on a huge and out of control central government.

There are many ways that our society has progressed and improved. No one argues with that, no one wants to take those improvements away. Let us take the good of modern government, and add it to a return to the spirit of the Constitutional Congress, our Founding Fathers, who REALLY knew what they were doing. This nation can be great. But it won't be if Obama gets his way.