The Masses Can Change the Politics – Which Way Will They Go? – July 31, 2008
Just so you know, the gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.9 percent for the quarter April – June, 2008, up from 0.9 percent the previous quarter. That’s double last quarter’s increase. Notice THAT IS UP, not receding, but proceding. Granted, it’s not the robust growth of recent history, but the point is that it is going up and we are not in a recession. The inflation of core products was 2.1 percent, which is slightly less than the first quarter which was 2.3 percent. That’s good. We want inflation to decrease. Core products are everything except energy and food costs. As far as I’m concerned, that number doesn’t matter. Energy and food costs are what we buy the most of and that number rose to 4.2 percent.
Energy costs affect food costs, so we’re back to the Democrats banning drilling and casually throwing about the worthless sound byte, “We can’t drill our way out of this.” I’d like to add that, “We can’t NOT drill our way out of this.” Not drilling has been their plan for years and look where it’s gotten us. Not building more refineries has put us in this bind, as well.
There’s an old adage derived from common sense, which is lacking in some Washington, D.C. groups, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” And, how can you ever have $1,000, if you don’t start by saving the first dollar? If we can’t solve the problem by actively doing something that gets us closer, how in the world can we solve the problem by doing nothing? Ludicrous!
Drill. Drill. Drill. I’m sick of hearing about wind energy, solar power and nuclear power plants as the holy grail. Can you just see your car with a giant windmill on top? Or a giant solar panel on top? Or a mini-nuclear power plant in the trunk.? Americans are driving to work every day! In a car! Get it, Washington? In a car! Work! Not something frivolous. Work! And school! And the day care who keeps children while their parents work!. In a car!
Drill and drill now, for pete’s sake. The message of the American people who actually earn the billions Congress spends ($16,000 on flowers for the very special Ms. Pelosi, who thinks she deserves those flowers from you),…the message is ‘GET’ER DONE!”
Has it ocurred to anyone that the Democrats might be trying to destroy the economy so that no one will vote for any Republicans, blaming them for the disaster? Sure they would do such a thing! There is no other explanation for those Democrats who stand up in front of the Congress and stubbornly refuse to even allow the question of whether or not to drill to even come up for a vote – fair and square, up or down vote. Won’t even allow that!
They firmly believe that Americans are so uneducated that they will blame the President, not knowing that he doesn’t control or have the power to budge oil prices, gasoline prices, natural gas prices, or even drive the economy. Congress was given the power of the purse strings by the Constitution of the United States. It is Congress that levies taxes and spends the money. the President can only ask Congress to raise or lower taxes, but Congress is not obligated to do so.
The President hopes his party is in the majority so they will have enough votes to give him his request. However, this President’s party is not in the majority, so the votes favor the Democrats and Bush is not receiving much of what he requests. If taxes are going up and spending is going up, with the exception of war costs, it is the Democrats voting it in. They won’t tell you that in their campaign speeches. Democrats are voting for spending to support the troops because they won’t get elected if Americans perceive them to be anti-troops at war.
I strongly urge everyone to write, email and call their representatives in Washington, D.C. and demand that they drill and refine to fuel our cars, stop the nonsense and give Americans the chance to live, work and yes, PLAY. Obama is spouting about sacrifice, as if we should be ashamed of ourselves for wanting to play after we’ve worked hard all week.
I beg you, don’t elect this man who wants everyone to sacrifice, pay higher taxes, feel guilty about any “playing”, better yet, don’t ever play (read that enjoy life), suffer higher gasoline prices, winter home heating energy costs, summer electricity bills, and higher food costs. Then, when you don’t have two dimes to rub together left over, and over 50% of your earnings are going to the government so Ms. Pelosi can have more flowers, and more bridges to nowhere can be built, pay homage to the great Messiah that the world has been waiting for, the wondrous symbol of “change” (although not for the good, the happy, the content)!
THERE IS NO MORE TIME TO DO NOTHING!