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Pitchfork Time By Patrick J. Buchanan

Discussion in 'Other Policies' started by WendyGirl33, Mar 6, 2009.

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    WendyGirl33 New Member

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    Pitchfork Time By Patrick J. Buchanan

    Any wonder native-born Californians are fleeing the Golden Land?

    In his campaign and inaugural address, Barack Obama cast himself as a moderate man seeking common ground with conservatives.

    Yet, his budget calls for the radical restructuring of the U.S. economy, a sweeping redistribution of power and wealth to government and Democratic constituencies. It is a declaration of war on the Right.

    The real Obama has stood up, and lived up to his ranking as the most left-wing member of the United States Senate.

    Barack has no mandate for this. He was even behind McCain when the decisive event that gave him the presidency occurred—the September collapse of Lehman Brothers and the market crash.

    Republicans are under no obligation to render bipartisan support to this statist coup d’etat. For what is going down is a leftist power grab that is anathema to their principles and philosophy.

    Where the U.S. government usually consumes 21 percent of gross domestic product, this Obama budget spends 28 percent in 2009 and runs a deficit of $1.75 trillion, or 12.7 percent of GDP. That is four times the largest deficit of George W. Bush and twice as large a share of the economy as any deficit run since World War II.

    Add that 28 percent of GDP spent by the U.S. government to the 12 percent spent by states, counties and cities, and government will consume 40 percent of the economy in 2009.

    We are not “headed down the road to socialism.” We are there.

    http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/2009/03/03/pitchfork-time-by-patrick-j-buchanan/
     
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    Now, now, don't get silly... once the equity markets finish collapsing and take all the pension plans (public and private), Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, 50% of the military budget and 50% of all other federal programs, we won't be worrying about socialism--we'll be worried about "surviving".

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    Man! I'm just so tired of all the insanity. As my wife and I discussed the plans to stimulate the economy, my 14 year old son asked why I didnt like the Presidents plans. I did my best to explain and this is what I told him.....If I have an orange tree and I hire people to pick the oranges and then ask them to put the oranges back on the tree but I let them keep some of the oranges as payment and then hire them to pick the oranges again and continue to repeat the prosses over and over again and again what eventualy happens? My son answerd "your gona run out of oranges". Right! and thats what happens whith goverment jobs. To become more and more dependant on the tax revenue generated by government payroll taxes is degenerate. With out the planting and growing of new orange trees and the ability to sell enough of them to be abel to pay a tax, pay the worker and creat enough income to sustain your self you may as well be just eating your own tail. My son got it. "So you have to produce something not just go thru the motions of work". Does this make any sense to any one? Jobs, jobs, jobs Thats all I here from polititions. But its private sector jobs that have bought and paid for all the goverment jobs. I would like to know how dependant the California budget is on the tax revinue collected from govrnment employees. So you see, every gov. job created puts us another step behind.
     
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    I'm surprised more of you out there aren't responding to this topic. That's why I have said earlier in another of the threads that we are ripe for the pick'in .... One day everyone is going to wake up and find that not some but all of our liberties will have been taken away and we are now under ruler ship instead of democracy.... we are so close of loosing all we have fought for it isn't even funny. And to think I'm not even an extremist ... :eek::eek::eek:
     
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