12 September 2009

Close to A Million People Throng DC In an Attempt to Slow Down the Runaway Obama Spending Train

"It looks like Saturday's event is going to be a huge gathering, estimates ranging from hundreds of thousands to 2 million people," Doug Thornell, an aide to Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., wrote in a memo obtained by FOXNews.com. _FoxNews
I woke up this morning unaware of any big rally planned in DC. Apparently, several hundred thousand other persons were much better informed. Today's DC gathering must be the largest Tea Party so far.

Meanwhile, even members of the president's party are wondering whether an economic depression is the best time to overhaul health care, 1/6 th of the US economy.
After Obama's address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night, [Senator] Feinstein remained skeptical about the wholesale overhauls to the nation's health care system that Obama contemplates.

"I just find that if you're going to remake a sixth of the American economy, it's very difficult at this time of great economic angst," Feinstein said in an interview with The Chronicle.
Skepticism over the Obama / Pelosi cap and trade scheme is even greater, among informed observers.
If you worry about what Congress could do in its health-care legislation, you should be terrified by the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. It's legislation that would gut the economy and likely cost millions of Americans their medical insurance.

Nearly 15 million Americans are now looking for work, bringing the official unemployment rate to 9.7 - the highest in 26 years. If the Senate passes Waxman-Markey, that rate will go much higher. Employment and access to health insurance are inextricably linked.

There's no debating a cap-and-trade system would harm the economy. The only question is how costly it would be.... _SacBee
The answer: Obama's proposed reforms to the energy and health care sectors would devaste an economy that is already reeling from earlier actions by Obama and the US Democratic Party controlled Congress. Imagine an already devastated economy being ravaged even more by Dear Leader and his zombie horde. Not a pretty picture.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that many times a million voted for Obama and for the Dems in Congress.

I've seen a lot of surveys stating that say 70% of the people in some state support a conservative project, but then that same state will give 50% of its vote to the Dems. I think the answer to this problem lies in the existence of crypto-liberals. In short in the existence of people who always talk publicly about supporting the conservative cause, but once in the privacy of the voting booth inexplicably vote Democratic despite what they publicly pronounce. Using my example above we could state that 20% of my example state is composed of crypto-liberals.

The answer to this problem is two fold:

First, we need to eliminate the secret ballot so that our neighbors have to admit who they voted for instead of just making conservative noises to fit in. Some may argue that public voting records may cause votes to be sold, but in places like Chicago I doubt anyone will notice a difference.

Second, we need to recognize this phenomena and name it, and name those among us who are secretly supporting the enemy in the most devastating way. Naming this and and naming those may in fact be the most important part, and I think Liberals are better at it.

Sunday, 13 September, 2009  
Blogger Loren said...

Public ballots can be abused the other way though. The solution is something we've sought since 1776--a way to make sure the only people voting have something at stake. The first method was to require property ownership. That didn't work so well. Things like poll tests and taxes are equally problematic, with plenty of room for fraud.

Something that might work is to eliminate all gov revenue save for an income tax, set in the constitution at something like 3%. An exception would be made for things like road taxes, which would be automatically isolated from the main budget to prevent raiding like what goes on with social security. If you're on the dole, you'd ineligible to vote, since that income isn't taxable. This way, the only people voting are the people paying the bills, and thus have an interest in making things work right. Even this haas issues though, probably too many to talk about.

Sunday, 13 September, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

In parts of Wisconsin, college students roam from poll place to poll place, voting repeatedly for the hip candidate of the day.

Yes, voting is too easy when criminals, illegals, and perpetual parasites have the same voting rights as people who work hard, pay taxes, and pay into the system without fail.

Some kind of public service such as military service may also be required for voting privileges, in some societies.

The current crop of voters made a hash of it last year, and there is no guarantee that next year's crop or the one three years from now will do any better.

What are they teaching in schools?

Monday, 14 September, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would prefer a return to a poll tax, with each voter paying $200 the day of the election. Such a tax would certainly cut into the number of ballots cast in WI.

Monday, 14 September, 2009  

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