June 28, 2009

Tortured Public Policy

In the face of double-digit unemployment and right on the heals of unprecedented bank bailouts, a government takeover of the American auto industry and burdening future generations with trillions of dollars in debt with bogus stimulus spending, the American taxpayer is hit square in the pocketbook with the largest tax increase in our history. While it may be sold to us in the noblest of forms as the cure to climate change, the Waxman-Markey ‘cap and trade’ bill is nothing more than a massive energy tax. These taxes won’t come straight out of your check like Social Security, Medicare or income tax, but we will all pay them through sharply increased utility bills. Don’t take my word for it, click on this link and hear what President Obama said about his plan on the campaign trail last year.

There could not be a worse time to push this environmental extremism on our already hurting economy. Proponents say this will bring about new ‘green’ jobs; however, they are sadly mistaken. They will succeed in doing nothing more than pushing more jobs across the border and overseas – in particular, manufacturing jobs. This blatant social engineering has hung an albatross around the neck of America in regards to free trade. Think about it, energy costs are included in everything we buy, sell and do.

Where does this end? Well, unfortunately, I will barely be able to finish this blog before the liberal agents of change in the other Washington ask us all to turn our attention to healthcare reform. The question is, can we afford anymore ‘change’? (What’s a trillion or two amongst friends, right?)

The speed at which this is occurring is astounding. It’s almost as if every time we get our head above water for a breath and chance to survey the situation, down under the water we go again. It is somewhat like simulated drowning to confuse the public and get them to do whatever the government wants. Hey, didn’t we just outlaw that a few months ago?

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