No matter who was elected President, his 4 year term was going to be hell. We have so many serious issues facing this country it is hard to focus. But a real leader is capable of identifying 3-4 key philosophies that guide his policies and decision making. It is not necessary for a leader to get caught up in the minutia of individual issues, but rather provide the philosophical framework that is needed to give his staff the ability to make recommendations and decisions.
I would have preferred McCain as President, as I think his overarching philosophies are more in tune with the average American than Obama… I say this despite Obama’s majority in the popular vote. Most people who voted for Obama had no idea what he stood for other than a single word: “Change”. Americans are simply unable to evaluate leaders based on true policies, experience and overarching political philosophies. Instead slogans and bumper stickers are more important, BUT I digress.
The next 4 years are going to be hell. Every aspect of our lives and our economy are under attack. Our citizenry using nothing more than slogans and bumpers stickers, have year after year elected inept, spineless, leaderless, buffoons to Congress, and the Presidency. You may disagree with this assessment of our politicians, but you cannot deny we have unprecedented issues facing this country. And had we elected true Statesmen and true political leaders, we would not be at a watershed moment between capitalism and socialism. Our uninformed, apathetic simpleton citizenry have succeeded in finding politicians who are good speakers, but spineless in dealing with BIG issues. And any legislation these marginal politicians enact will impact this country for decades into the future. These pathetic examples of leaders and so-called Statesmen claiming “change” as their guiding principle have done nothing more than “kicking the can down the road”… They do this knowing at some point, some other spineless unprincipled politician will be passed the baton.
NO MORE… no more can our pathetic embarrassing examples of leaders simply “kick the can downt the road”. In these next 4 years, major decisions MUST be made. Let’s consider these issues:
1.) Staggering national debt… $53 trillion, not $10 trillion as our leaders suggest as a way to keep the citizenry from running them out of town with pitchforks, tar and feathers.
2.) Crumbling financial infrastructure… the result of another well intentioned Democrat program enacted intially by Jimmy “the nitwit” Carter which later Clinton added more teeth… forced the banking industry to loan money to people who could not afford homes…. all in the name of making home ownership possible seemingly even to the unemployed!
3.) Healthcare… my instinct tells me that the invasion of illegal immigrants have added staggering numbers of medical cost to the equation resulting in a healthcare system on the brink of meltdown. The beauty of not dealing with illegal immigration is we legal natural born citizens get the luxury of paying for these illegals… all I can say is THANK YOU MEXICO!!!
4.) Illegal immigration… need I say more. No nation can afford to allow millions of people to invade its country, consuming its services without contributing to the cost for providing these services. No one wants to admit Illegal immigrants are a serious problem, but common sense tells you that these people are disastrous to our economic health… I hear there are 15 million illegals. Do you truly believe there are only 15 million????
5.) Education… Education in the United States is simply a disaster. And WE continue to want to throw more and more money into this system and it is a failure pure and simple. Washington DC spends nearly $10,000 per student per year, and YET… ranks among the lowest performing school system in the entire country. The students barely know where Washington DC is on a national map. PATHETIC!!! What the hell is going on here? The problem as with many industries in the U.S. can be summed up in a single word: “Unions”.
5.) Crack up of major manufacturing industries: Well this one is complicated as there are not many good solutions, but GM, Ford and Chrysler all have broken business models. The model where Unions negotiate contracts for wages and benefits that have no connection to market forces is irrational. Unions should be forced to accept lower wages and be forced to tie their contracts to market forces… when demand for their cars is strong, they are paid more, when demand collapses, their wages and benefits fall in lock-step. Unions are anachronistic… it worked in the 1920’s, it doesn’t work anymore.
Sadly, these giant icons of American manufacturing prestige i.e. GM, Ford and Chrysler, must go into bankruptcy in order to break the back of greedy Unions. The FAA did this under Reagan and the country didn’t miss a beat… I have no reason to believe breaking the back of the auto unions will be any different. Shag the outdated and utterly outrageous Union contracts, and watch GM, Ford and Chrysler take over the world. These companies are fine companies but unfortunately they are burdened by absurd Union demands. Get rid of the Unions, see the Auto industry in the United State dominate the world
6.) Cut Taxes on everything! How many times must it be proven that cutting taxes increases revenues to the States and the Federal government? The concept is not complicated… I cannot understand why so many people simply refuse to accept facts. Cutting taxes has increased revenues every single time it is tried. Here’s the basic tenet… if you cut taxes consumers have more money to spend. The more money consumers have to spend, the more they consume. The more they consume, the more jobs that are created. The more jobs created, the more revenues paid in taxes. People don’t hoard their money as simpleton Commie Libs want to suggest, people spend their money if they are able to meet their basic needs for living. But today with ou heavy and brutal tax burden meeting basic needs is becoming difficult. Forget about spending money on luxuries. Lower taxes gives each of us more discretionary income and that money is spent consuming goods and services. WAKE UP Congress… WAKE UP average uninformed citizen. Raising taxes can’t possibly increase revenue… THINK ABOUT IT. If you raise taxes, people consume less, businesses reduce jobs, and that leads to less income to our citizens… and on and on. It’s just not that complicated
So… the next 4 years are going to be hell because nearly every issue I point out above must be dealt with. It is no longer possible to “kick the can down the road”.
OBAMA YOU SAID YOU WERE A CHANGE AGENT… SHOW ME!!! I am seriously skeptical… I think you are a distortionist and when faced with tough decisions will crumble. PROVE ME WRONG!!!! I DARE YOU!!!