Sunday, June 28, 2009
CAP & TRADE BATE AND SWITCH
How is it that people on the left think its ok for government to be so involved in so many aspects of our lives?
Why is it they want to regulate our food, our cars, our light bulbs, our windows, our caloric intake, our weather, our jobs, our income, our lives?
Why is there a “need for speed” to pass cap and trade when the bill is so huge no one person could possibly have read the final document from the time it arrived in the House of Representatives till Nancy Pelosi called for a vote? Indeed some 300 pages were not even included in the presented bill till after the vote!
Their actions speak for themselves: They want a European style government where they control the masses and we become mindless cattle hell bent on following their latest crisis parade over cliff after cliff until all they rule is destroyed.
Case in point: California.
In just a few weeks time, California will hit the wall. Americans should take a good, long look at the fiscal and social wreck of the Golden Land, because California is at a place to which all of America is heading. Many say that all new things move from California east to the nation. It catches on there and moves inland. This would sound a death knell for the country sending it into third world status. And indeed this seems to be where the liberals want our country to go.
Governor Arnold went to the White House for U.S. loan guarantees for new state bonds. But with the president's approval rating wilting because of a belief he is spending too much, the new administration slammed the door.
In Sacramento, a Republican blocking force is resisting any new tax revenue. With the state under a constitutional mandate to balance its budget, yet facing a $24 billion deficit this July, a chainsaw is about to be taken to state government.
Some 38,000 of 168,000 state prisoners may need to be released. As Barack Obama is pushing universal health insurance, California will cut Medi-Cal for the poor. Education will be slashed, resulting in a shortened school year, thousands of laid-off teachers, school closings and an end to summer programs in a system that has plummeted from the nation's best to one of its worst, as measured by dropout rates and academic achievement. Those of you on the left would know these as “unintended consequences” such as your need for plastic bags at grocery stores 20 some years ago that now flap in the breeze outside your door.
Don’t give me your crap that Arnold is a Republican. He’s a RINO.
California is also proof of one of my arguments with Bill “nameless-cynic”. Fully one-third of all U.S. wage-earners today have been amnestied from paying U.S. income taxes, as the top 1 percent haul fully 40 percent of the load. So, too, in California, the well-to-do and the wealthy are hammered, which is why many have quietly closed their businesses, packed and gone back over the mountains.
Under George W. Bush and Obama, the U.S. government has undertaken huge new responsibilities: No Child Left Behind, Medicare prescription drug benefits, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the takeovers of banks and auto companies, bailouts without end and national health insurance.
California, too, spent lavishly in the fat years and issued bonds when state revenues did not cover the costs, bringing its once-sterling credit rating down to the nation's lowest. So, too, U.S. Treasury bonds, T-bills and the American dollar are now increasingly suspect.
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan carried California nine times. But the state is now a fiefdom of liberalism. John McCain's share of the vote was smaller than Barry Goldwater's. California today believes in Big Government, open borders, diversity, multiculturalism and the politics of compassion. But what liberalism has wrought in California, its native-born are fleeing.
Still, where California is at, America is headed.
Californians who are running away from the communities and towns in which they were raised have Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Utah and Nevada to head to. But when all of America arrives at where California is at today, where do the Americans run to?
Los Angeles, which is what most large American cities will look like, is the most diverse city on earth. Has diversity been a strength?
In the prisons and jails, and among the scores of thousands in street gangs and the underclass, a black-brown civil war is underway.
In October 2006, the Financial Times reported the findings of the famed author of "Bowling Alone" on what diversity has wrought:
"A bleak picture of the corrosive effects of ethnic diversity has been revealed in research by Harvard University's Robert Putnam, one of the world's most influential political scientists. His research shows that the more diverse a community is, the less likely its inhabitants are to trust anyone -- from their next-door neighbor to the mayor."
"In the presence of diversity, we hunker down," said Putnam. "We act like turtles. The effect of diversity is worse than had been imagined. And it's not just that we don't trust people who are not like us. In diverse communities, we don't trust people who do look like us."
Professor Putnam found trust was lowest in Los Angeles, 'the most diverse human habitation in human history.'
What kind of culture do we have when, as I walked out of L.A. airport, there stood a Korean man selling kosher tacos?
We have lost our rudder. The leaders are now lefty’s and in the darkest hour of the nations latest economic turmoil, at 3 A.M. on a Saturday morning, the House passes the Cap and Trade bill that will destroy thousands of jobs and cause untold damage to the poor and middle class when their energy bills double and they have no income to pay it.
This is mindless legislative suicide. I long for the days of Newt Gingrich when government was shut down. At least I knew no one was pushing some brainless bill through congress.