I just sat in amazement over two things a minute ago. After I read this on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:
Really? A tax on national defense? I hear liberal Congressional proposals and I, like most Americans, wonder if they’re serious. We’re going to put a price tag on security?
With Congress and President Obama spending money on everything at breakneck speed, it’s interesting that they are only now getting nervous about spending – but only when it comes to providing the necessary funds to complete our mission in Afghanistan. They don’t need a new “war tax” to fund a strategy for victory in the war zone. They simply need to prioritize our money appropriately.
I find it telling that the Pelosi-Reid Congress is only cost-conscious when it comes to our national defense. Scary. Nonsensical. Unacceptable.
– Sarah Palin
The things that gave me a moment’s pause and amazement:
- Sarah will tell it like she sees it, that is awesome in light of the sugar coated crap we are fed nearly daily from the current administration and congress. The fact that she will do this is awesome. I am proud that we are still people who refuse to pander to the politicians and will be a voice of the people.
- That the congress would actually consider this in light of what has been going on in our country. Read this National Review article for more information on it. This reaaaalyyyy discourages folks from making more money, what happened to the American dream? Work hard, make money and take care of yourself and your family? The land of Milk and Honey and Golden Opportunity seem to have been forgotten in the current administration! It’s more of lets break you, tax you, make you dependent on us (so we can determine what is best)… If you are doing well we will tax you more so perhaps you’ll eventually fall in line.
People need incentives to make more money, not fear of taxes. We need defense, just look at 9/11 and the state of the current affairs. The Fort Hood massacre for example. The most amazing thing is that our current leader is presenting America as a weak state in addition to his weakening of our economy and attempting to break the American Dream to promote socialism.
He thinks he may be winning, but he is fortunately wrong. He is making choices that leaves appearing more vulnerable and weak. The power of America did not come from a just a great president. The power of America comes from the people and America is much stronger when the people are behind their president. I believed that previous presidents, even flawed ones, did not attempt the kind of “fundamental change” that Obama is trying to impose. Regardless of party, I have stood by either Democratic or Republic presidents, even if I did not vote for them.
However, I can’t in good conscience stand by the President. I am sure I am not the only American who thinks this way. A great president can bring together the people, instead ours is dividing them. America needs to wake up, stand up and verbalize loudly, do not back down from your politicians. Write them all, call their offices, arrive at their legislative offices and if they are not present, ask to speak to an aide. Keep them so overwhelmed with voices of displeasure that eventually, some of the brighter politicians will take note. Fortunately, they appear to have the herd mentality, and if a few of them start swinging over to actually listening to their constituents, who knows, we might just have a stampede. Demand to be heard. Explain how their current direction and votes are NOT what you agree to.
The power still lies within the people, providing they are not lying down on the job themselves.
Until Next Time!
P.S. Write Mark Begich, maybe he will respond eventually. I still have not received my reply. I think I will call next and ask for an appointment with him at legislative office here in town. Think that will happen? Haaa I doubt it. But I sure would love to publish the rejection. I think I will ask for their denial of an appointment in writing should they not listen to me and at least answer, in real answers, not vague misdirection. Good thing I have skills in that I can use with the politicians, I work with criminal offenders. There are some similarities between the two. Entitlement and thinking errors are two things I can name of right off the bat. Give me more time, I’ll come up with some more.