Wednesday, March 18, 2009

If Only We Had Known...

Victor Davis Hanson reminds us that Barack Obama was, well, less then honest with the American people during the campaign. However, Congressman McMahon, totally nonplussed by all the slippin' and slidin', has managed to help facilitate this radical agenda with amazing consistency, thumbing his nose at a constituency which voted heavily against Barack Obama.

Setting aside for the moment the puzzling inconsistency that our borough could soundly reject Barack Obama but soundly elect McMahon, let's take a moment to examine just what President Obama has done since his $170 million (what recession?) inauguration this past January, less than three months ago. In that short time, this administration has proposed or passed legislation, with Congressman McMahon's assistance, that:

- Borrowed $787 Billion (over a trillion with debt servicing) for a stimulus package that contained precious little actual "stimulus."

- Pushed a $3.6 trillion budget with over 8,500 earmarks.

- Procured $634 billion as a "down payment" on what is essentially socialized medicine - the worst that money can buy.

- Augmented the wasted $700 billion Bush bailout of failing banks with an additional $750 billion, promulgating the liberal theory that no problem is so thorny that it cannot be solved by flinging huge amounts of taxpayer dollars at it. Like the War on Poverty.

- Promised to HALVE the federal deficit by upping the income tax burden to 40% on the "rich" 5% of Americans who currently pay 60% of our income taxes. Got that? And in addition to the tax hike, the filthy will see their Social Security limits raised and some of their deductions disappear or shrink.

- Ignored the fact that some Americans, when they add in state and local taxes, will pay over 60% of their income in taxes. No problem, even though 40% of Americans pay no income taxes at all. Can you say "redistribution?"

We could go on, but you get the point. Was there ever a more dangerous time for Americans? We cannot afford to wait. We must speak out against the travesty inflicted upon our country by this immature, inexperienced and downright dangerous Administration.

Atlas is shrugging.