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January 19, 2009
Who Cares About $350
awful lot is going on that can distract our attention from the fact that
the federal government is about to allocate $350 billion that may
accomplish nothing whatsoever. To wit:
An airplane was
able to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River and there were
no fatalities. Thank God.
Illinois Gov. Rod
Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama’s Senate
seat. The governor was recorded on tape trying to sell the seat to
the highest bidder, but now he claims he is innocent and will fight
it out in court. He refused to step down, and the Illinois
Legislature dragged its feet on impeachment. They also chose not to
call for a special election to fill the seat, as this drama
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said the Senate
would not allow Burris to be seated due to the controversy, but they
eventually did. The Democratic-controlled Congress would rather have a
tainted appointment of a Democrat than risk the possibility of electing
a Republican senator.
The fact that Roland Burris is black adds another twist to
this drama. It plays the race card. This made it more difficult for an
all-white Senate to keep Burris out of our nation’s most exclusive club,
at least in the minds of some people.
I guess in the minds of those same people, an incoming black
president could not possibly diffuse any suspicions of racism.
surrounding the Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect
Obama’s cabinet has been relatively mild so far. A Secretary of
State whose husband receives millions of dollars from foreign
countries, an Attorney General who helped to free some terrorists
and a Treasury Secretary who made an “innocent mistake” of
forgetting to pay some taxes owed.
But there’s no need for Democrats to worry. They will all get
confirmed. Then the mainstream media can get back to their on-going
production of “Obama Can Do No Wrong . . . Just Trust Him”.
New seasons for the
hit TV shows 24 and American Idol got started last
week, and the NFL’s road to the Super Bowl is underway,
who cares about a Senate vote to spend another $350 billion?
care about out-of-control federal spending. I care about the first half
of the TARP authorization that has yielded questionable results. Banks
are still not stimulating the financial system with business lines of
credit and new loans. Many banks have become ultra-conservative in their
practices, while the economy continues to stall.
care that this latest authorization is on top of the $10 trillion
national debt we already have, and another $500 billion President-elect
Obama has said he will ask for when he takes office, all in the name of
care that each $350 billion spent by Congress and the president is
$1,144 for every man, woman and child living in this country, or $2,500
per tax payer. I care that this is our money.
care that Congress and the president are mortgaging away the future of
this country at an interest rate that we can not pay nor sustain. I care
that they are throwing money and politics at the problems, instead of
better ideas, common sense and real leadership.
care that our grandchildren will be the ones to suffer this
irresponsibility the most, because we continue to create an impossible
problem to solve by not making the tough choices now.
know that I am not alone. Thousands of people who care have joined me (www.hermancain.com/hitm.asp
). We need millions of people who care and want to try something
different to change the direction of our nation.
don’t need “change we can trust”. We need change we can see.
Those of us who care must be the Defending Fathers.
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