It’s cold and blustery. A good morning to stay in bed. The time needs to change. I can’t believe I’m saying that, but it would be easier to get out of bed in the morning if it wasn’t dark until 7:15.
There’s a presidential debate tonight. I’d be excited, except I predict we’ll hear nothing new from either candidate, thanks in part to lousy questions by the moderator, in this case crusty dinosaur Bob Schieffer. (Please, prove me wrong, Bob!) I wish someone would ask the right questions, or at least more direct questions. How about some questions about the candidates’ stand on abortion? The second amendment? Embryonic stem cell research? The President does have a very important role in dictating social policy. So, please, let’s hear some more of these questions. They are particularly telling, in my book, of a person’s character.
How about someone ask Obama (preferably McCain) how, exactly, his supposed “tax credits” (which are not tax credits at all), are really going to work? How about someone ask him how he would cut taxes for 95% of Americans when only 70% of Amercians actually pay federal income taxes? Hmmmm? And this raising taxes on only those small businesses that make over 250,000? U.S. Census Bureau: Statistics About Business Size (including Small Business) Look and see for yourself just how many small businesses would be affected by this. Obama is lying here: Obama voted twice in the 2009 budget resolution to raise taxes on anybody making $42,000 a year or more. Obama knows that no one—at least in the press—will ask these specifics, and he depends upon the blind trust of those who idolize him to not check this stuff out. John McCain, why don’t you stop thinking you’re “above” politics and start holding Obama with his myriad lofty promises accountable? But I’m not holding my breath.
Further evidence of Barack Obama’s socialist-ideology: His latest is to say that he will offer yet another “tax credit” (paid for by you and me) to those small businesses that create a job and hire someone to work for them. Let’s see, a 3000 dollar tax credit, when it would cost a helluva lot more than that to hire that person, on top of the increased taxes introduced by an Obama presidency? Mr. Obama, the government does not motivate people. It never has and it never will. The only thing that motivates people to hire other people is called “profit.” But I guess that’s only what those “evil, greedy capitalists” think. Nevermind that capitalism WORKS, grows economies, helps people help themselves, motivates people to better themselves, and likewise helps others around them at the same time. It just sounds so “unfair.”
The thing about Obama and the other liberal elites with which he surrounds himself that really bothers me is their underlying attitude toward the population at large. To them, the average hard-working American is in need of constant governmental oversight and direction. To them, we are little better than children. We cannot be depended on to make even the most basic decisions; we need the guidance that government provides. You’ve heard me harp on unnecessary government involvement in even the most minute aspects of day-to-day life. (For instance, telling us what kind of light bulbs we must use. What’s next? Telling us how many children we can have?) Be prepared for it to get a lot worse if Obama is elected.
It was a homey scene last night, to be sure. David and the kids were at the kitchen table playing with PlayDough, as I was baking oatmeal raisin cookies. But the talk of politics was in the air. David reassured me that the American people will never stand for apparent encroachments upon their freedoms. “It’ll never happen,” he said.
I’m not so sure. That’s what makes these types of things so particularly scary. These things happen gradually, incrementally. So slowly that people don’t realize it’s happening until it’s too late. I think we need to be observant and vigilant, protecting our freedoms as we would protect our children.
Here is an article very clearly detailing the thread that links Ayers, Wright, Obama, ACORN, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, and the economic crisis: http://www.spectator.org/archives/2008/10/14/anatomy-of-a-scandal. Really, if you can seriously sit down and read this with full objectivity, and STILL claim that it’s irrelevant to this election and the future of our nation, then I must wash my hands of you. (Okay, I won’t. But I might seriously question your logical reasoning capablilities.)
One last note: In Racine, WI, an eigth grader came home with a textbook extolling the speech and life of none other than…Barack Obama. Here’s the link to the story: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/10/outrageous_obama_propaganda_in.html
I’m sorry, but WHAT has this guy done to deserve a chapter in a textbook? Can anyone say, “educational indoctrination”? Next, there will be an assault on private schools and/or homeschooling.