Progressives are ruining our country

Aug 17, 2015 by

I hate talking Politics as it makes me frustrated. Let me just say that I will be more than glad when President Obama is no longer our “lead from behind” leader. I am literally praying that the next Presidential election will bring us a President who can at least make a dent in undoing the tremendous damage Obama has done to our country and not do any additional damage. I love the breadth and diversity of the Republican Party’s candidates. Any one of them would make a good President, while a few of them would make a great President.

On the other side of the table we have the Democratic Party with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or possibly Joe Biden or God help us Al Gore. Three old white males and an old white lady. What happened to the diversity of the Democratic Party? Hillary is a pathological liar who thinks she is above the law and can do anything she wants. Bernie Sanders is an outright Socialist. Joe Biden is a pervert and just plain a creepy person. And as for Al Gore, he belongs in a mental institute.

Do I sound partisan? You bet. I have always been a right leaning conservative. But I have been almost as disappointed in the Republican Party as I am disgusted by the Democratic Party. The voters gave the Republicans decisive victories in two elections, giving them a majority in both the Senate and the House. Have things changed any for the better since then? Nope.

With Republicans like John McCain, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner having a stranglehold on Congress, there might as well not be a Republican Party. I almost wish Donald Trump would run as an independent but I am afraid it would punish the country much more than it would teach the Republican party a lesson if a Democrat won the Presidency again.

Am I hopeful for the future of our country? I have to be or I would become permanently despondent. I think Ted Cruz or Mike Huckabee would make a good President. But my real hope for the future lies in my faith and the promise from God that evil will be defeated in the end. The Bible promises us that in the end, good will win out over evil, and evil will be defeated — finally and completely. It tells us that “in keeping with (God’s) promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

So I pray for our country and our leaders every day and I hope you will too.

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Like big government? Don’t like money? Vote Democrat.

May 5, 2008 by

big-govI have voted Republican my entire life and there are basically two reasons why I have. The first reason is that I do not like big government. The federal government has grown far beyond what our founding fathers envisioned or authorized. Most of this governmental growth has come about while Democrats have been in power. It seems that the federal government has it hand in almost every aspect of our lives. And for the most part this governmental involvement has been to our detriment. There is a saying that if you really want to screw something up let the federal government be involved in some manner. I have lost count of the number of federal agencies, departments, and corporations (USPS) that now form the monster that has become our federal government. The other reason I have voted Republican is because I like to have money and have some say in how I spend it. The federal tax burden has grown exponentially to the point where it consumes a large part of everyones salary. It seems that most of my federal taxes are wasted or spent ineffectually for services and benefits that I will never see or benefit from. At the risk of being repetitious guess which party has passed the majority of the tax increases over the years. (Hint – Democrats). I cannot understand why a large percentage of the US population apparently want even more taxes levied and the size of the government increased even more. It seems that they don’t want to have more money to spend as they seem fit. I have been amazed at the number of people who are against the government even giving back some tax revenues in the form of incentives or stimulus packages. You don’t want some of your own money back? I don’t get it. You want the federal government to take away even more of your paycheck for dubious programs and governmental giveaways? I don’t get it. You want the federal government to increase the capital gains tax so when you sell your house you get even less of the equity you have earned? I don’t get it. If you don’t want your own money you can email me and we can setup a transfer of funds to my account. Wait a minute, I get it now. With the money the federal government receives from an increased capital gains tax they can create a Department of Creative Taxation, whose charter will be to create new ways to tax your paycheck. Better yet, maybe your paycheck should go straight to the federal government. They can determine what you need to eat, what you should wear, where you should live, and whether you can eat out this week or go to the movies. That should be the Democrats new platform. Wait a minute, that is the Democrats platform. Silly me.

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Recession, recession, where is the recession?

May 4, 2008 by

recessionI know the economy is not in the greatest condition. Sure the price of gas is at an all time high, the price of food is climbing, and foreclosures are epidemic. But those factors do not add up to a recession. I hear the word recession used constantly without regard to the fact that the economy is not in a recession. In a recent CNN poll, 75% of the respondents said that the economy was in a recession. On TWIT (This Week in Tech), Leo Laporte and another guest said that we were in a recession. Luckily two other guests on the show were quick to point out that the economy was in fact not in a recession. But the Democrats want you to believe that we are in a recession. We are in a recession they say, and only the Democrats can save the economy. Don’t vote for the Republicans because they are the ones who put us in a recession. It seems that if enough people scream the R word that everyone will start believing it. I will grant that the economy may be stagnant, or growing at a slow pace, but it is not in a recession. A recession is defined as:

A period of general economic decline; specifically, a decline in GDP for two or more consecutive quarters.

There has not been a decline in GDP for any quarter this year. Granted that the definition of a recession should also include changes in the unemployment rate or consumer confidence, but even when including both indicators it is not accurate to state that the economy is in a recession. I wish that people would not attempt to paint something as what it is not just so they can promote an agenda. When the economy is in a recession, say so, if not don’t call it what it is not. Quit trying to frighten people or mislead them by distorting the facts. People need to stop taking for granted what others say and use a little common sense and think things through for themselves before deciding on the validity of something.

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