Let me ask you a few questions:
Do you really believe spending more money on teachers is going to make any difference? We spend on average about $12,000/student each year. Washington DC is $15,000/year per student. So if you take a class of 30 students, at $12,000 per student that is $360,000 in a single classroom. So again, do you really feel more money is the solution? Why? How?
Do you believe our healthcare system is broken? Really? When I look at the information widely available on the subject, I find the wealthy in other countries come here for medical care. If you talk to Canadians they are not happy with their system… often they come here for immediate care. So again do you really believe our healthcare system is broken?
Do you believe we can spend our way into prosperity? Seems like an oxymoron to me, but again do you believe spending is the key to stimulating the economy? As you know, Obama and Congress want to spend trillions on new government iniatives. This spending is borrowed money which creates more and more indebtedness. So this spending will cause our national debt to explode, and no one has a clue how to pay for all this. Oh sure there are the usual “soak the rich” bumper stickers, but you could confiscate every dollar the so-called rich earn each year, and we couldn’t make a meaningful dent in our national debt. I hear some suggest John Maynard Keynes, the great economist of the early 20th century proferred in times of recession the government should spend money to stimulate the economy. But Keynes’ theories assumed that the govnerment had been frugal in the good times; therefore, there was a national surplus rather than a national debt. With debt, Keynes’ philosophy would be different. So do you believe we can spend our way out of a recession?
Do you believe the so-called rich don’t pay enough in taxes? Every statistic I have read both from government sources and private sources tell me that 70% of all taxes are paid by less than 20% of the population. 100% of all taxes are paid by 50% of the wage earners in the United Sates. So do you believe the rich are not paying their fair share? And if you believe this, I ask how much more can one confiscate from the “rich” before they decide to shut down.
Do you believe Gitmo should be closed? Why? The people held their are dangerous aren’t they? And if they are dangerous what do we do with them? Plus… there are less than 500 people incarcerated at Gitmo. 20% of those released have returned to the battlefield. After 5 years in Gitmo, I doubt the people incarcerated have suddenly converted to mild mannered national honor students. So again I ask in all seriousness should we close Gitmo. What do we do with the people… does Obmama have any idea?
Do you believe wind and solar are the future of our energy infrastructure? Keep in mind, there are no credible sources that show wind or solar as being competitive with hydrocarbons at any point in the future. And that is based on simply comparing the cost of generating power with hydrocarbons with the cost of creating energy from solar or wind. But this comparison is flawed. See…. you can’t store electricity and the best locations for solar and wind are 100’s of miles from any infrastructure to get the power to the consumer. So do you really believe solar and wind are viable today? How about 10 years from now?
Are you really willing to pay more for electricity to cut down on naturally occurrning CO2? As we know, generating power produces carbon dioxide. Obama wants to cap the amount of CO2 permitted and charge a penalty if exceeded. The net effect will be higher electricity costs. Oh… dirty little secret here… Obama is doing this in part to make solar and wind more competitive. By putting these penalties on hydrocarbon based electric generation you increase the overall cost. This will make solar and wind more competitive, but the competitive model is being concocted by government. But I ask do you really want to pay more for electricity?
Do you really believe global warming is man made? What makes you believe this… the media, Obama, or the countless uneducated experts running around writing books on the topic? The science behind global warming is often questionable… and everyone knows the earth’s temperature varies over time. It has been hotter and far colder in the past. But the “warming nutz” think we can predict the weather 100 years from now, yet my local weather man can’t predict the weather next weekend. So do you really believe in global warming and do you believe man is responsible?
Do you believe in all the rights you are entitled to through our Constitution and Bill of Rights? I do… do you even know what those rights are? If you know your rights, then why would you allow the government to slowly erode these rights by challenging free speech, by restricting possession of guns, by confiscating wealth, by taking away land rights, by abdicating our sovernity to illegal immigrants, by forcing our children to be taught history that is patently false and misleading, by calling for caps on CEO salaries… and on and on.
Do you really believe the media is objective? Listen closely and you will find that news is reported in a fashion to support a particular political opinion… and is nothing more than an opinion devoid of objectivity. So again do you believe the media is unbiased? I believe the “press” has become largely “paid activists” without regard to reporting the news.
I really doubt if you sat down and thought about these things logically and reasonably, that you would believe anything I have posed as a question… YET most American’s are passively ignoring issue impacting their pursuit of life liberty and happiness, and worse they are allowing others to form your own opinions on critical issues. Sad!!! Wake up America,