Bush’s Fault

I’m unsure of who wrote this, but I agree with it.  The fact is that the Democrats have controlled the direction of this country since taking over Congress, and Bush is carrying the blame for their failed policies.  Even now the Democrats try to blame the Republicans, but they hold the White House and the Senate.  The Republicans do not hold the power to give direction, the Democrats do.  I am reminded of the line from “Cold Mountain”, “But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say ‘Shit, it’s raining!”  Please read and share!

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:

January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.

At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!!!

Remember the day…January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Unemployment… to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA!!!

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress!!!

So when someone tries to blame Bush..

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

Caring for the Poor and Middle Class

It amazes me that liberals stand by the argument that they are for the working class and the poor.  Seems to be that you aren’t helping the working class or the poor when you drive jobs away through high taxes and regulations, or when they keep stores like Walmart away, and place huge taxes on cigarettes and alcohol knowing full well the poor will still buy them.  How exactly does outlawing bags or “encouraging” people to buy new vehicles (keeping them in debt) help?  How does massive unchecked illegal immigration help?

How exactly do liberal policies help?

Every child should go to college?  Why?  So they can have the joy of working at McDonald’s with a mountain of debt they can neither repay or get out from under?  Are there that many jobs out there?  I realize they’re saving the word “depression” for a Republican President, but where are the jobs?  Forget the degree, just jobs?  Are they doing anyone any favors?

Somehow creating a mountain of debt by giving trillions of dollars away helps the poor and working class?  That money didn’t go to the poor and working class.  It didn’t create jobs.  It went to the same people the liberals shout that they are protecting us from, the banks, big business, and Wall Street.  No wonder Pelosi is winking at Occupy Wall Street.  The jokes on them!

Restricting the American farmer, taking away water rights and cutting off land use, thus contributing to higher food costs, somehow benefits Americans?  Somehow we have to have open borders to keep farm labor costs down, but the flip side to that is they do everything else to inflate prices then blame everyone else for the high prices.

Sitting on vast resources that we can’t touch, resources of oil and natural gas, inflating the cost of everything across the board, forcing people to choose between filling the tank or paying the mortgage, forcing parents out of the home for greater and greater periods and taking away the time that should be spent as family somehow benefits the people?

And the children, how do these policies help the children?  We all know the claim that liberals protect the children, but how exactly does bankrupting our children’s future while “radically transforming America” help the children?  Is that what they think they’re doing when they outlaw prayer from the public schools (unless it’s Muslim; we don’t want to offend)?

Are they teaching the children to think critically, to recognize the keys to success individually and collectively, to really understand how the world works, or are the teaching them that it is all owed to them?  The key to success as they teach it is not based on merit, but on the color of your skin, or at least the group you claim, just ask Ms. Warren.  Ask the entrance board for Annapolis or West Point.  Those who excel apart from the prescribed box are “evil”, unless it’s a Hollywood celebrity or some other train wreak that we’ve traded real heroes for.  That’s progressive!

Yes, the liberals are looking out for the poor and the middle class, but few of us can afford such love and devotion.

I know, how racist of me!

Some facts for the unconvinced…

January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took control of this nation…
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George W. Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!!!
U.S. Deficit was $247.7 billion the lowest in four years.
And Bush was slammed for average gas prices of $2.29 a gallon for unleaded.

Who is helping the poor and middle class?

Just Thinkin’

The price of meat (and everything else going up) is sure going to put a damper on any weekend BBQs.  It’s a shame.  I’m a huge fan of the family BBQ.  Some of the best memories are made over the summer, chomping down hamburgers, tossing the ball, and getting wet by the shore.  Somehow we’re suppose to believe that the economy is recovering.  Makes me wonder just how long a recession is supposed to last, but given a lack of leadership and moral conviction, it may well be a very long summer.

Recession… and when exactly do they call it a Depression?!  Wait, they’re saving that word for a Republican White House.

Reading over some news today and saw that teen unemployment is extremely high.  It’s not surprising given the economy and the influx of those “taking jobs Americans won’t do”, but it is unfortunate.  Teens need those jobs to learn about responsibility and life.  It is part of becoming an adult, and isn’t that what we are supposed to do?  Help our children become adults?  Encourage them to take on greater and greater responsibility?  Then again, I’m sure that’s now considered abuse.

Seems to me the real abuse is preparing our children to live in a world that doesn’t exist.  Isn’t that what they do in our schools?  Sure, the might get offended by a USMC shirt, but I’m offended by their failure to fulfill their most fundamental task.  They’re arresting parents for kids not going to school, not because they care about the kids, but because they’re broke. They created all of these administrative jobs that make huge salaries.  They left less for the students, but they feel they own them.  It wouldn’t be so objectionable if the children were more than cash cows to fund bloated pensions and administrative budgets.  They don’t want God taught in the public schools, but they sure have a mighty high opinion of themselves.

I’m a big fan of home schooling for those who can do it.

There isn’t much government does well.  I’m not an anarchist, but I am a huge fan of the Constitutional Republic and freedom.  While fascism might make the trains run on time, seems to me that good ol’ American freedom and values did exactly that not so long ago.  We did pretty well in fact.  Socialism might promise to provide for the masses, but somehow the masses were provided for back when we valued things like people over government.  God and family had a place in our nation, and the idea that faith should somehow be divorced from life was recognized as the pure stupidity it is.  Neighbor actually ment something, and people weren’t afraid to help a stranger on the side of the road.

We were, after all, Americans.

Memorial Day

I’ve posted this picture before, but it really sums up what this day is about.  The price of freedom is high, and the memory of those who gave so much should always be honored.  No one can replace those lost, but we can honor them with our vigilance to defend with equal devotion this Republic we call home.  It isn’t our’s to give away.