Democrats Party of D’oh!
The Democrats have majorities in the House, the Senate and ‘own’ the White House, what could possibly go wrong; EVERYTHING. Never has there been such an inept, incompetent and divisive majority in U.S. history.
Sweeping to a majority in the mid-terms of 2006 and then increasing it with the election of Barack Obama in 2008, the media and the Democrats felt that they would have a legislative field day.
History will show that the Democrats have passed little or nothing, while Pelosi and Reid have successfully cast the Republicans as the obstructionists. However the citizens know the truth, that all of this can be laid at the feet of the Democratic party and the President.
More than a year after President Obama unveiled the cornerstone of his campaign, government-run healthcare, we have seen the goal posts being moved day after day. Using fear and demagoguery the President finds new targets to blame for his failure in leadership.
No matter how many speeches, campaign rallies, or Kabuki theatre style presentations Obama makes, the citizens do not buy it. Rasmussen Reports show, fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that passage of the proposed health care legislation will hurt the economy. Just 25% believe it will help.
Today, President Obama’s Approval Index rating was -21. That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President. According to Gallup, Congress has an approval rating of -60 ! 78% Disapprove of the job Congress is doing, while only 18% Approve.
Meanwhile the country has the worst unemployment since President Carter, but Obama and the Democrats can only focus on their healthcare legislation. Spending is out of control with new entitlement programs being rolled out each week as our deficit heads over the cliff.
It is as if they have blinders on; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last Friday proudly said, “Only 36,000 lost their jobs today.” That was the Democrat’s good news, the bad news is that the only hiring going on is the federal government.
The number of federal employees has increased by 14.6% in two years.
Rich Lowry writes, “For most Americans, the Great Recession has been an occasion to hold on for dear life. For public employees, it’s been an occasion to let the good times roll. The percentage of federal civil servants making more than $100,000 a year jumped from 14 percent to 19 percent during the first year and a half of the recession, according to USA Today. At the beginning of the downturn, the Transportation Department had one person making $170,000 or more a year; now it has 1,690 making that.
The New York Times reports that state and local governments have added a net 110,000 jobs since the beginning of the recession, while the private sector has lost 6.9 million. The gap between total compensation of public and private workers has only widened during the downturn, according to USA Today. In 2008, benefits for public employees grew at a rate three times that of private employees.” (Obama and the Government Employees)
Mark Steyn says, “So there was President Obama giving his bazillionth speech on health care, droning yet again that “now is the hour when we must seize the moment,” the same moment he’s been seizing every day of the week for the past year, only this time his genius photo-op guys thought it would look good to have him surrounded by men in white coats.
Why is he doing this? Because it’s worth it. Big time. I’ve been saying in this space for two years that the governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture. It redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in fundamental ways that make limited government all but impossible.” (It’s About Government, Not Health Care)
In the Wall Street Journal, ‘Every argument has been made. Everything that there is to say about health care has been said, and just about everybody has said it,” President Obama declared yesterday [March 4] as he urged Democrats to steamroll his plan through Congress. What hasn’t been heard, however, is even a shred of White House honesty about the true costs of ObamaCare, or its fiscal consequences.
Mr. Obama’s fiscal assertions are possible only because of the fraudulent accounting and budget gimmicks that Democrats spent months calibrating. Readers can find the gory details in Mr. Ryan’s pre-emptive rebuttal nearby, though one of the most egregious deceptions is that the bill counts 10 years of taxes but only six years of spending.
The real cost over a decade is about $2.3 trillion on paper, Mr. Ryan estimates, and even that is a lowball estimate considering how many people will flood to “free” health care and how many businesses will be induced to drop coverage. Mr. Obama claimed yesterday that the plan will cost “about $100 billion per year,” but in fact the costs ramp up each year the program exists. The far more likely deficits are $460 billion over the first 10 years, and $1.4 trillion over the next 10. (Paul Ryan v. the President)
Are you angry enough now?
This November we have a job to do; kick out the career politicians, the Washington elitists and any big spending, big government Democrat or Republican. Let’s take our country back!