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A Federal Government Out of Control
Here is the track record for Congressional spending to "fix" the economic recession:
This spending history has a consistent thread:
Spending to head off or slow the rate of economic decline has reached $2 trillion! And that's just since last spring!
What is the common link in each bill?
Answer: Congress authorized the spending. Can't blame the President, even if he proposed it. Why? Because Presidents can only propose federal spending. Congress must authorize it.
Who is going to pay for these spending sprees that have done nothing but exacerbate a problem created by Congress in the first place?
Look in the mirror. Look at your children. Look at your grandchildren. Now you know who is going to pay for these congressional excesses.
It isn't just congressional excess. It's congressional insanity!
A popular definition for "insanity" is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
A better illustration for insanity than recent congressional spending on "stimulus" plans would be hard to find.
So what has this Congress (differing from the last only by the size of the Democrat Party majority) just done (with the new President's blessing and encouragement)?
Answer: Congress has just approved yet another pork-infested "stimulus" spending spree!
So to the above history we'll soon be able to add:
We're already hearing the Obama administration laying the groundwork for yet another "stimulus" spending bill in spring or summer 2009.
Now, just think about the very notion that federal spending can end economic recession.
In order to raise funds to cover the costs of the spending (remember: it's now over $2 trillion), several approaches are likely:
The real trail of responsibility for this entire mess leads right back to Democrats in Congress. While never acknowledging their own responsibility, Congress tries to divert attention to the highly publicized abuses by some of those who've received bailout funds which were given out with no strings attached by Congress!
Here's a simple quiz:
On the other hand, if you answered "the problem wasn't created by lack of federal spending and it won't be cured by more federal spending", then you possess common sense and intelligence that far exceeds that of the majority of those serving in Congress.
If it's still not clear to you, think about it this way: If federal spending really made for economic improvement, why not spend $10 trillion and get that much more improvement? Is the real problem getting clearer for you now?
Congress continues to prove (annually) that it sees nothing wrong with a policy that:
Apparently, Congress is no longer an institution of government -- it's become an insane asylum!
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Biography - Bob Webster
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.