Folks, I’m not even going to put a picture up tonight. If I did, I’m afraid it would scare you so much you’d quit reading. Now that I have your attention, the “enemy” I speak of is not “at the gate”, it’s “over the threshold” and even “inside the door.”
The “enemy” I speak of is a big one: one that is poised to change ALL our lives: UNCONTROLLED GOVERNMENT SPENDING!
I know how you guys can relate better to numbers, so here goes:
Well, for starters, Mr. Obama wants 2 dozen new helicopters. FOR HIMSELF! $11.2 billion dollars, to be exact, which equals the cost of Air Force One! You know, that humungous re-tooled, re-built 747 he flies around in? That big airplane he rules the world with? He has Marine One. Actually two of them. And a 2nd Air Force One to be used as a decoy, or in case the other one breaks down. Why does he need 24 more helicopters?
Now, we go to “earmarks.” A polite way to say “pork.” We have (unbelievably):
-$2 billion for batteries.
-$800 million for “carbon capture products.” What’s that? Beats me!
-$200,000 for tattoo removal of gang members.
-$2 million for astronomy research in Hawaii.
-$1.8 million for a study of “swine odor” in Iowa.
-$2.2 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in Geneva, NY. WHAT….???
-$400,000 to combat “bullying” in Montana.
-$190,000 for the Buffalo Bill Historical Society in Cody, Wyoming.
And that’s just a start!
Mr. Obama has proposed in his budget these increases:
-Agriculture: increase of 45%
-Commerce/State/Justice: increase of 41%
-Energy & Water: increase of 151%
-Financial Services: increase of 43%
-Interior: increase of 45%
-Labor/HHS: increase of 91%
-Leg Branch (what is that???): increase of 12%
-State/Foreign Operations: increase of 13%
-Transportation/HUD: increase of 139%
Wow. All I can saw is wow.
Mr. Obama has vowed to cut our deficit in half. Let’s look at that. He inherited a $1 trillion debt from President Bush. He has already spent well over $1 trillion himself. So IF he cuts the debt in half, by MY math, we still have a $1 TRILLION DEBT!
And this is just the beginning.
$275 billion for the people with “nonconforming mortgages.” You know, those people paying interest only, and those who bought “too much house for what they can afford.” Where’s our reward, the reward for the 93% who pay on time?
He has proposed a “Universal Health Care” program, which would cost an estimated $634 billion. I’m for everyone having health insurance, but we know what happens when government runs it. Now, come on, guys, when have you ever known a project to “come in on budget”? How is he going to finance this? That’s easy:
-Increase taxes of those earning over $250,000.
-Tighten payments to insurers, hospitals, and physicians.
Sounds like a good way to get doctors to retire and stifle growth of future physicians, right?
All this comes down to a defining moment in our nation’s history. Are we about to repeat our past mistakes? I foresee a collapse in equity, in the real estate market, and the commodity market as well. We are poised at the brink of a “perfect storm.”
How many of you saw the great film Cinderella Man? Remember Russell Crowe: every day he got up early, left the house, and stood in the unemployment line outside a business. He hoped he would be one of the 5 or 10, out of the hundreds waiting to line, to grab a job. For that day only.
Well, my friends, if we don’t stop this “enemy” who is already inside our door, all of us will be in the bread line, AND the unemployment line competing for those 5 or 10 jobs.
Good Luck and God Speed to us All.