Circulating in the email these days are these thoughts worth contemplating.
Circulating in email is the following thought-provoking commentary on where our country might be heading now that Democrats fooled enough voters to get their Congressional majorities. You may have received something similar to this (these things have a habit of morphing as they circulate), but it's worth another look if you blew by it the first time around.
The Democrats' new promise is: "A New Direction For America - Vote Democratic"
Okay, let's give this some thought.
The stock market is at a new all-time high and America's 401 K's are back. A new direction from there means, what?
Unemployment is at a 25-year low. A new direction from there means, what?
Taxes are at 20 year lows. A new direction from there means, what?
Federal tax revenues are at all-time highs. A new direction from there means, what?
The Federal deficit is down almost 50%, just as predicted last year. A new direction from there means. what?
Home valuations are up 200% over the past 3.5 years. A new direction from there means, what?
Inflation is in check, hovering at 20-year lows. A new direction from there means, what?
Not a single terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11/01. A new direction from there means, what?
Osama bin Laden, if he's alive at all, is living under a rock in a dark cave, having not surfaced in years while most of Al Queda's top dogs are either dead or in custody, cooperating with US Intel. A new direction from there means, what?
Several major terrorist attacks have already been thwarted by US and British Intel, including a recent planned attack involving ten Jumbo Jets being exploded in mid-air over major US cities in order to celebrate the anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks. A new direction from there means, what?
Just as President Bush foretold us on a number of occasions, Iraq was to be made "ground zero" for the war on terrorism -- and just as President Bush said they would, terrorist cells from all over the region are arriving from the shadows of their hiding places and flooding into Iraq in order to get their faces blown off by US Marines rather than boarding planes and heading to the United States to wage war on us here. A new direction from there means, what?
Now let me see, do I have this "new direction" right? If so, we can expect:
a. The economy and stock market to go Down.
b. Unemployment to go Up.
c. Tax revenues to go Down.
d. Income taxes to go Up.
e. Home equity to go Down.
f. Federal deficits to go Up.
g. Inflation to go Up.
h. Pressure on terrorists to go Down.
i. Domestic terror attacks to go Up.
Yeah, that's a great new direction to contemplate, isn't it? Sure glad Democrat's and their "New Direction" were put in power.
But what the heck! We can gain comfort by knowing that Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Edward Kennedy, Howard Dean, Harry Reid, and Barak Obama have workedhard to create a comprehensive National Security Plan, Health Care Plan, Immigration Reform Plan, Gay Rights Plan, Same Sex Marriage Plan, Abortion On Demand Plan, Tolerance of Everyone and Everything Plan, How to Return all Troops to the U.S. in The Next Six Months Plan, A Get Tough Plan, adapted from the French Plan by the same name and a How Everyone Can Become as Wealthy as We Are Plan. I forgot the No More Katrina Storm Plan.
Now I know why I feel good after the elections. I am going to be able to sleep soooooo much better at nights knowing these dedicated politicians are thinking of me and my welfare.
Please pass this good news along to all of your friends so they can also feel better.
Just a brief comment on the above. Remember back in Bush's first term after the tech stock correction (bubble burst) and after 9/11 when the stock market tanked to where the DOW Industrial Average was in the mid 8000s? Remember at that time how President Bush tried to get Congress to consider the Moynihan (late Democrat Senator from New York) recommendation for privatizing a small portion of our Social Security program? Remember how Democrats came out with their "mantra of the year" in response? Remember what it was? "Risky Scheme" for those of you with a short memory span. Yes, Democrats like Al Gore and John Kerry were all over the place frowning and wearing dire faces while warning about the "reckless" Bush plan and how it was a "risky scheme" that would jeopardize your social security. Nevermind that Bush's plan was based on the Moynihan recommendations. Never mind that the stock market has always far outperformed the "Ponzi Scheme" called Social Security that must eventually collapse under the weight of all the welfare goodies Congress has strapped to it over the years. Never mind that the Bush/Moynihan plan would only allow a very small portion of contributions to be privatized and then only under strict guidelines.
So, here we are, less than eight years later and the DOW Industrial Average has soared from about 8500 to nearly 12500! Does anyone seriously believe a 45% increase in value for a small portion of your Social Security funding would have jeopardized your benefit? Now do you see just how absurd was the Democrat mantra of "risky scheme"?
Isn't it time we made politicians like Gore and Kerry (and all members of the Democrat choir who sang the same tune) explain themselves for being so wrong about the Bush/Moynihan plan to reform Social Security?
I guess not. They'll get another free ride. Seems only Republicans have to explain themselves these days. Democrats get a free ride because people still fall for that bilge about Democrats being for the "little guy" and Republicans are for "the rich." The only thing Democrats have ever done with the "little guy" is step on him on the way to their own political power. And have you notice just how wealthy today's Democrat leaders have become? The shadow leader of today's Democrat Pary, George Soros, is a billionaire. Most wealthy communities are very liberal and very Democrat.
I suppose we can always hope that these new Democrats who were elected have a better sense of what is good for our nation than the liberal-left dinosaurs of the old Democrat Party. We can hope for anything this time of year!
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.