Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Go Bobby, Go !!!

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Now while Gov Jindal seemed a little bit stiff when he began his response(Everyone isn't a teleprompter king like "the Messiah") to the President's message to Congress, I have to say that I really like his words. Unlike Obama's general Orwellian double-speak, Gov. Jindal laid out a down to earth talk with clear-cut policies. It's refreshing to hear a politician who believes in the power of the American citizens making the right decisions with their money and life rather than handing down from on high massive tax-bills and and a more intrusive federal government. So the MSM might not like it, I believe it will resonate with a large portion of this nation who sees the response speech. For those who haven't seen it, take a look:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Seek you Inner Reagan

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I'd say that today's passage of this absurd $800 billion boondoggle of a "stimulus package", the Obama administration has cranked up the car of state and pulled it out of the drive and onto the "Road to Socialism." This should be the clarion call to all conservatives and our libertarian-leaning brethren to push forward our ideas and promote leaders who believe and vocally express such ideas. I say that we should embrace our "inner Reagan" and start taking back lost ground before the Dems and Obama take to the point of no return. This quest for the "inner Reagan" seems to have spurred the good folks over at the blog Texas Rainmaker who posted a debate between Reagan and Obama. Here's a look:

I sure look forward to a future politician who is willing to tackle our current day problems through a philosophy of economic and political liberty and move us from the socialistic tendencies occurring in D.C. these days.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Life of a Recession

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As I was doing my daily readings today, I came across a link to a blog post over at Reason's Hit & Run by Nick Gillespie which points an excellent chart prepared by author/economist Bruce Bartlett that shows how the government has generally passed anti-recession legislation("stimulus" in our case) right after or shortly after the recession comes to an end. Here's a look:


I realize that Bartlett has the added benefit of hindsight in constructing his chart, but the simple fact is that he makes a good observation on the fact that our political leaders push through legislation in a hurry to demonstrate that they're "doing something" even when they probably should cool their jets and study a proper course in relieving the recession. I'd be nice if we have a larger sample of politicians who think real hard about the consequences of their actions before they act. I just hope we survive financially after the passage of this monster of a "stimulus bill" Congress just pushed through.(Here's hoping the GOP and others vote no on final passage.)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Stimulus fever in Washington

Even though the Democrats seem to have reached a compromise on the "economic stimulus" with some of the more liberal Republicans from the Northeast, the folks over at Reason are having a darn good time poking fun on how politicians can be with regards to a near $1 trillion(twice or even larger) boondoggle. Even worse is the fact that these rascals in DC are quick to claim almost any spending increase and pet-project as needing a stimulus. It reminds of President Reagan's old adage:

"[G]overnment's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

I just wished Obama and company would follow the Gipper and fight against this natural order of things in DC (and government in general), rather than the same ole song and dance. Obama was offering "Hope and Change" to the enthralled masses during the election but at the look of thing folks will be hoping they have some change in their pockets come four years from now.

Anyway, here's the ad by Reason: