It’s only been a little more than a week since President Bush left the White House in grace and honor. But since his quiet departure, the Pelosi-led Congress has passed an $800+ BILLION pork laden ‘stimulus package’ – one of the largest spending bills in the history of our nation. This is in addition to $700 BILLION (TARC) rescue package for the ailing banks and $10.6 TRILLION in national debt. Over two-thirds of the ‘stimulus package’ is NEW spending with this bill being described as “… unrestricted, uncontrolled spending… a 40-year wish list…” (Charles Krauthammer, Fox News)
If you don’t understand the basic economic principles of the 2 major political parties in America, just look at this legislation. Democrats believe they can spend YOUR tax dollars better than you can! The current downward spiral in the national economy didn’t start yesterday. This ‘stimulus package’ doesn’t address the real problems. Printing money and adding to our already over bloated deficit isn’t going to do the trick.
The Pelosi/Reid crowd now are pulling out the credit card, racking up a tremendous debt on Americans (and our next generations), and then spending almost all of the money on their pet projects. It is a stick-it-to-you deal bloated with funding for the most liberal and outlandish projects that liberal democrats have tried to push on us over the past 40 years. The list ranges from funding abortions across the world to buying thousands of ‘green cars’ for the government. Are these “pressing needs” or political payback????
Now comes word from “O” that it will take years to overcome this economic problem and they are going to spend like there’s no tomorrow! In other words, Americans must lower their expectations for the government to do the right thing and still pay the price tag for Obama/Pelosi/Reid and their gang. A new poll came out today and the public now believes that the government is the problem. I’m so glad those who elected this gaggle of ultra-liberal democrats to lead our nation are finally waking up!
When I was in college, one of my favorite classes was Economics. It was here that I first became aware of monetary policy and one of my core beliefs – if you earn the money, you should get to decide where to spend it. Most conservative Republicans believe that the worker and their family can better decide what they need, not the government. So what can we do?
- Make sure your U.S. Senator knows you want them to defeat the ‘stimulus package’. http://www.senate.gov/
- Call the White House to explain to the new tenant that America can’t afford his kind of spending sprees. Comments: 202-456-1111; Switchboard: 202-456-1414
- Recognize that if America is to survive this economic mess, it will take individuals making wise choices with their hard-earned dollars. Perseverence and persistence can make a difference.
And finally, let’s pray that God will protect our nation through this difficult time. Only with God’s hand and protection will we survive!
Cheryl Williams, Vice Chair
Oklahoma Republican Party
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ Ronald Reagan, 40th President (1911 – 2004)