Obama’s America: Our New Government At Work

Posted on Mon 02/02/2009 by


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Face to face with the worst economic crisis confronting our nation in decades, our dedicated public servants are hard at work on our behalf.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is busy launching an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. This, coming on the heels of triumphant Democrats confirming a tax cheat as our new Treasury Secretary, which came on the heels of giddy Democrats spearheading a new bill through Congress that would require camera phones to make a sound when taking a picture.

Six Democrats were busy enjoying a Caribbean junket sponsored by Citigroup after Congress obligingly approved the $700 billion bailout of financial services firms in October, while others were hard at work crafting a $819 billion spending package under the guise of stimulating the economy.

What spending millions of bucks on sexually transmitted diseases and giving billions of our tax dollars to corrupt left-wing groups like ACORN has to do with stimulation has yet to be explained. Instead, we’re urged to look at ‘the larger picture’.

The ‘larger picture’ that immediately comes to my mind is Father Earth, Algore, testifying before Congress, warning of the imminent demise of the human species because of global warming, while the storm of the century rages across 1,400 miles of the U.S. I digress…

President Obama meanwhile, continues his honeymoon, bravely shrugging off the arrest of his half-brother for dope and his aunt’s illegal status.

In response to news that Iran now has the ability to manufacture a nuclear weapon this year, Obama ordered the closure of Guantanamo and changed the rules governing interrogation of terrorists, in order to assure these prisoners not be made “uncomfortable.” No mention was made of the 61 Gitmo inmates that had already been released and found, once again, engaged in jihad.

Obama then followed up by asking the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon’s budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 percent — about $55 billion.

Obama reacted to Republican Congressman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra’s comment “There’s no way and no chance to stop the Iranian nuclear program,” by penning a Dear Achmadinejad letter to Iran, legitimizing the rogue regime by agreeing to direct talks, something Bush had refused to do.

Iran promptly responded, claiming that Obama’s offer signaled that America’s policy of “domination” has failed. “This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed,” Iran gleefully retorted.

No fool, he, Obama had already pre-empted Iran by appointing Gary Samore as our new Weapons of Mass Destruction Czar, allowing him to continue focusing on his plan to do away with the military’s ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ policy regarding gays in the military.

Anticipating this new policy, Army Secretary Pete Geren has approved adding legal personnel to help combat sexual assault among soldiers, which he deemed “repugnant to the core values” of the Army.

Meanwhile, our dedicated public servants on the state level are just as busy. New York’s Mayor Bloomberg, facing shrinking tax revenues that have turned the $1.3 billion November budget hole into a now $4 billion chasm, took to the microphones and declared a war on – salt. I’m not making this stuff up.

In California, the state was unable to give the taxpayers their tax refunds because, oops, there’s no money left. Not to worry, California is counting on being a big winner in the stimulus jackpot as soon as our public servants in D.C. can get rid of the pesky opposition and pass the much touted ‘stimulus bill’, thereby relieving them of personal responsibility for the bad decisions of oh, the last 40 years, that have left the state in default.

Undeterred by lack of funds, California continued doing the people’s business by enacting a new law that provides millions of Californians with limited English proficiency the right to an interpreter from their commercial health and dental plans.

This law comes on the heels of another California eco-mandate that requires owners of gas stations to purchase new equipment to reduce vapor emissions at the pump.

In the name of Mother Earth, dozens and potentially hundreds of gas stations, unable to afford the cash to comply with these new mandates, are choosing to shut down. Unfortunately these small businessmen  don’t have the promise of ‘stimulus’ money to pay the piper so, poof, they’re green toast.

With foreign money fleeing the US at record rates, with a 2009 deficit already at $1.2 trillion, (your share is $175,000) and a 16-year high unemployment rate, states respond by continuing to spend money at boom-time rates, despite shrinking revenues.

Governors across the nation are reacting by making plans to levy higher taxes next year on clothes, soft drinks, gasoline, auto licenses and other items that likely will hit low- and middle-income families.

Joe six-pack will just have to cough up more dough. Obama has called on all of us to make sacrifices, and its our patriotic duty.

Noticeable only by its total absence, is any call for the one solution that would solve the economic crisis. Cutting taxes. Not only do ordinary Joes get to keep and spend more of their own money, thus doing some actual stimulating to the weak economy, but tax cuts, as shown by history, would also fill depleted government coffers.

But, hey, our public servants are the experts. And fortunately, they’re judged on their promises instead of their results. The recent election indicated that this is what Americans want. And now we’re getting it.

Soon, the government will own pieces of banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, car companies, possibly airlines, media etc., etc. By this time next year, (if Iran hasn’t nuked us), you will be able to walk into any of those businesses and get the same service you now get from the government run post office – which by the way – will soon be cutting back on 6 day mail deliveries due to budget problems.

We asked for it, we got it. God bless America.

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for RightBias.com and she lives in South Carolina.

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