Friday, February 13, 2009

Good luck girls

I’m just sitting here playing with the girls and thinking of a conversation that I had earlier in the day with a friend. The quote from my friend was “as long as it doesn’t affect me, I’m fine with it.” This was in regards to the increased taxes we’ll be faced with in the future from the new “STIMULUS” plan. The person that I was speaking with has a daughter as well. I can’t help but think, this isn’t going to affect just us, it will be our daughters that will feel the affect of this stimulus package down the road. At some point someone is going to have to pay for this. Unfortunately, this mentality is the reason that we are in the situation we are.

Yes, it will be increased taxes on future generations that will pay for this bill. My girls are very young, but I hope that in their future they are so successful that they will enter the tax brackets where this increase will be felt (you can’t raise it on low income families ‘cause then the democrats would never be reelected.) Apparently my friend is satisfied with where he is at and doesn’t hope for his daughter to succeed to the point where she will enter the higher tax brackets. I’m not saying that money is everything by any means, I’m just hoping for my girls to have to drive to succeed in life, and many times, that is met with an increase in pay. I don’t want them to be punished for their success by the voters of 2008.

I did what I could to avoid this situation, this so called “stimulus” and this new era of socialism. I voted for the less than conservative republican…but I tried. The campaign slogan of “Hope and Change” was apparently too convincing for the majority of the American people. The new era of “responsibility” that President Obama is claiming is starting with bailing out failing businesses, relying on government handouts, and allowing more and more aspects of our lives to be controlled by Big Brother.

Watching the town hall meeting in Florida with Obama says it all. I need more from my Unemployment check, I need more benefits from my fast food job, I need a new car, kitchen, and bath. What has been asked of why these people are in their situation? His first response was talk to my administration and we’ll see what we can do.

Why are those of us who have paid and worked their way through life punished? Those of us who have paid their way through college with an incredible amount of student loan debt. Those of us who continue to pay their mortgage even though money is tight. Those of us who have become successful not because of the government, but because of our desire to succeed. We will now bear the burden of paying for those who have decided to take the easy way out and rely on the government to save them.

I just want to apologize to my daughters for the lack of common sense and hard work of the Obama voters in 2008. Daddy and Mommy did what they could to prevent what will become of this nation. And sorry, you will be raised to be responsible for yourself, no relying on anyone else to help you out!


The plan currently in play is a joke and the only thing it will stimulate is Chris Matthews leg. This is even contrary to what Pres. Obama has stated in the past. In a speech on March 13, 2006 Obama stated " The cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the federal budget. If Washington were serious about honest tax relief in this country, we'd see an effort to reduce our national debt by returning to responsible fiscal policies." So we now have the biggest "stimulus" plan in this nations history. We were told 95% of people would get credits of $1000. That has now been cut back and amounts to $13 a week for the average worker. So to stimulate the economy we are all going to rent a movie, get some popcorn and a couple liters of Pepsi or we can save up for a month and pay to get an oil change. This should really create some jobs!!

When Nancy Pelosi can figure a way to slide $30 million in for the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse which needs it's habitat saved in her district you know we are in serious trouble.

To my Grand kids: I'm sorry you are going to be saddled with debt that will slow if not stagnate our economy. I'm sorry the parents of my and past generations did not instill a work ethic in their kids. I'm sorry the politicians have put their re-election priorities in front of the peoples.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lincoln or Darwin?

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. One grew up to be one of this countries greatest presidents and one to author a book that would forever change the direction of this country. One abolished slavery and one promoted evolution. Lincoln's accomplishments are rooted in fact while Darwin's are theory. How is it then that today the man who's ideas were theory and who himself admitted his theories had many flaws has influenced this country more than the 16th President who helped abolish slavery and successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War?

Darwin's evolution theory was designed as an alternative to God creating the world in which we live. His theory is not that difficult to counter (but that will be another blog). While human evolution was the thesis in his book Origin of Species the evolution that actually took hold was the evolution of society.

When 51% or more of the population doesn't pay taxes and can vote for the laws for those that do we are on a slippery slope to Socialism. Only time will tell where we are headed but without some tough choices being made by the American public the future isn't as bright as it could be.

Why start another blog?

There are tens of thousands of blogs floating around in cyberspace. Why start another one? There are many of us who have done what we've been told to do as good citizens. We vote, we teach our kids right from wrong and we may even serve on a political campaign or two. What has it gotten us? A country on the edge of socialism, a citizenry of pampered babies who blame everyone else for their problems and a society that has taken God out of it. No one but myself may read this but I need to vent and put my thoughts down in writing so my wife doesn't have to listen to me constantly scream at the TV "What is wrong with these people!" This blog will deal with issues that affect me and hopefully others. From local and national politics to religion. From the stupid comments made by movie stars to the woman who just gave birth to octuplets. It will be respectful but often confrontational. Someday I can show my grand kids what was going on in my world and see how far one way or the other we have come. I just need a place to rant thus my name Tired of the crap.