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Long time no see. I know.

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by Garza

This teacher’s story intrigued me.  Here is the article I read:

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/28/2011/february/15/blogging-teacher-blogging-again-1.html

And here is her blog.

http://natalieshandbasket.blogspot.com/2011/02/bloggate-day-1-scandal-begins.html#comments

There is a reason this country falls far short of other developed nations and Ms. Munroe is simply trying to point that out.  Of course she is lambasted and ridiculed, but as she says, “The truth hurts.”  Yes ma’am it does.

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I dont see why socialized medicine is so bad

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by Garza

The debate continues over the socialization of healthcare and the rest of the country, and I am no exception.  I recently had a small debate with a friend of mine who disagrees with my position on healthcare reform.  It was a good debate and I would like to share it with you all at the time.  It all started with a link to an article concerning the five freedoms we will lose under the current healthcare reform bill that I posted on Facebook.  Soon after the post the comments began rolling in and I responded to them as quickly as I could.  Here is the link that started it all.  Here are the comments:

R.B. :  “Most Americans don’t have Freedoms 1-4, anyway. So, you’re giving up the choice of doctor.”

J.G. : “To piggy-back off Robert, most plans give you a list of doctors to “choose” from so most people don’t really have freedom #5, either.”

Me : “No actually you’re giving up the RIGHT to have 1-4 and even 5, because if your plan doesn’t give you 5, you have the RIGHT to switch plans. I would rather have the right and maybe not the actual thing than lose the right and have the thing. When we start giving up our rights, we have to wonder where it will end. Think income tax, Patriot Act, etc.  The right to freely choose not necessarily the right to anything, is what I mean.”

M.J. : “Oh my! I just can’t get all into the politics b/c I feel that it’s all out of my control anyway. To top that, it’s freakin depressing and ridiculous! Y’all just promise me that if I REALLY need to know, y’all will have my back. I know I should keep up a lil more than I do, but I get so frustrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

J.K.G. : “If everyone feels that they don’t have a choice and chose not to do anything and/or speak up ~ that choice will effect all of us in such a negative way. Please read and study up on what is happening in this country. Please be aware!”

B.P. : “Funny this article was on the “fortune” site, I wonder who it’s catered to?”

Me : “Very true Billie. I don’t disagree, but anyone is free to read for themselves and draw their own conclusions.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:H.R.3200
I don’t disagree that the current system is definitely broken and definitely needs to be adjusted. But I feel strongly that the answer is definitely not a government takeover. The more power we give them the more freedoms they take from us.”

B.P. : “I just don’t understand why socialized medicine is such a bad thing. Veterans go to the VA for it, why shouldn’t all Americans have the same rights to be healthy and stay healthy. The system only caters to the rich as it stands. Even people who have plans through their employer (such as myself) still have to meet a two-thousand dollar or more deductible to get coverage EACH YEAR! If medicine wasn’t “big business” doctors could go back to healing people for their well-being and not twisting it so that they are made to repeat visits and tests that aren’t necessary. Doctors in other countries with government plans do just as well, but are rewarded based on how many people they help, not on how many drugs and tests they sell. Maybe then we could become a system of preventative care as opposed to a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. That way of thinking is archaic and medieval.

C. M. : “Under Obamacare we would not see much of a change since we are young but what happens when they tell one of your grandparents, parents older siblings that they have had a good life and they should go home and wait to die because the cost to heal them is not worth the five or how ever many years they would live!”

B.P. : “I love how GOP supporters are grabbing for conspiracy theory “straws” these days because fear of complete socialism. Fear is the mindkiller and it’s all republicans have anymore. Socialized medicine isn’t the problem, greed is.”

Me : “First of all I am not a GOPer or a republican. I consider myself a constitutionalist. I am not a supporter of George Bush and I don’t think for one second the McCain or Palin would be doing any better than Obama. 99% of the political culture is profit driven. Everyone gets a kick back in some form or fashion. So in order to truly fix healthcare we must start with the politicians and the lobbying system on K Street. Fear is a mindkiller and that is exactly how Bush lead the country with the constant fear of terrorism and how I think Obama is already leading his administration. The constant fear of being left behind or that all rich people are out to get the lesser achievers, etc. I agree that most republicans are holding on to fear and using the socialist label as a talking point; however, call it what you want but what Obama has already done and is proposing to continue to do meets the definition of socialism to a ‘t.’ Greed is the problem but big government is definitely not the answer. Throughout history revolutionaries have overthrown the large big bad government only to become the large big bad government themselves. Think Cuba, Honduras, Iran, etc. Just think about the current state of our own political landscape and the fact that politicians are already living fat cat lives being “public servants.” Imagine if they gain even more power. I don’t give a damn what party they are, the government, especially ours bound by our constitution should be limited and small and not intrusive and overbearing. Most of the men in my family past and present are veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. All of them receive VA benefits and all of them complain about the lack of quality care, efficient care, and quality of facilities and doctors. The majority of veterans across the country, I am sure, would say the same thing…the government doesn’t do enough to take care of them. So if the government cant even take care of the people who risk life and limb for the country how in the hell are they going to EFFECTIVELY and EFFICIENTLY take care of 300+ million Americans. Is a three month waiting list for a flu shot good for Americans? I 100% and whole heartedly agree that the system is definitely broken, but I also 100% agree that the answer is not bigger government. Everything  they run is inefficient, bankrupt, or failing due to corruption, inept leadership, or lack of a clear plan. I don’t understand how more of that is good for me and you. I think everyone should have some responsibility for their healthcare. That is the only way people will understand the true costs of healthcare. I have insurance through my job but I am required to pay for a percentage of some stuff and that forces me to shop around for the best price. If everyone did this, providers would be forced to compete based on price to gain business which would lower costs in the long run. Also under the current proposed Senate bill, doctors would actually be paid when they opt out of performing some procedures much like the dreaded HMOs used to do. So whats not to say that doctors wouldn’t just keep refusing procedures to pad their own pockets since the government will be paying them? No matter which way we go, there will be greed and corruption, but I would rather have the freedom to shop around and choose the plan with the options that I want instead of losing my right to choose and being forced to have a plan including stuff I don’t need and shouldn’t pay for. Freedom is always better. If doctors are compensated by how many people they help don’t you think we might fall into the quantity vs. quality problem? Where doctors would not take the time to give quality care because that would mean less patients which means less pay?”

B.P. : “What more do you think will become socialized? We already have socialized programs such as our postal service, schools, fire departments etc. Do you think that we will be told what to eat, how to exercise and where to live next? I applaud you for shaking the tyranny that is major party baloney, but let me remind you that the constitution was written by a bunch of lawyers and isn’t the shining beacon of truth that everyone makes it out to be either.”

C.M. : “I would just like to keep my freedom!!!!in every aspect!!! I don’t need the government to make decisions for me!!I’m a big boy!! WOW I need a beer!”

Me : “We do have a socialized postal service, and what is the customer service like at any post office you go to? If the postal service, being socialized, is so great why do private companies like UPS and FedEx number one even exist and number two do so well? The Department of Education since its inception has continued to lower the academic levels in this country. Our education system, since being socialized, has continuously gone down hill. That is why private schools consistently outperform most public schools. The teachers there are paid based on performance and merit, not a standardized wage, which is incentive to be the best which results in better students and better academic performance. The constitution might not be a perfect government document but it is what it is and it has made this country the great country that it is.”

B.P. : “ Yeah, I agree about education, but I think Obama is taking the same stance with health care as he is with our current education system. He is going to reward teachers for results, making to sure for checks and balances that don’t take advantage of areas where they children don’t fare as well…or care as much…as you and I have DEF been exposed  too. The decision to make medicine a big business was a poor one and people who can afford it survive and the people who can’t have to choose which finger is the most valuable to sew back on…because they both come at a price.
http://www.michaelmoore.com/sicko/checkup/

Me : “So forcing businesses to pay yet another tax on top of the almost 50+% corporate tax which has already forced companies to move overseas is going to spur the economy? Absolutely not. It is going to force companies to shut their doors and layoff even more Americans. By your very statement alone proves that Obama is already in a kickback system or some level of a quid pro quo system. Obama’s campaign raised around 800 million dollars. That money wasn’t comprised of just his own money and $2,000 donations from Americans. Trial lawyers, companies and other special interests made up the bulk of that money. It would be naive to think that a law firm, like the one I used to work for, would donate millions in the form of fundraisers and campaign events to Obama just because he is a nice guy. Of course not, that 800 million was “donated” with a “what are you going to do for me now?” attitude. That is corruption already. EVERY politician does it. Michael Moore likes to edit films to prove a point. He made Sicko, which I saw, to talk about how great the socialized systems of Canada and Cuba are, but whenever he has to undergo procedures or see a doctor because of his obesity and other medical issues, he goes to a private doctor in Florida. If the healthcare system was so great in Canada or Cuba, why wouldn’t he move there and undergo care there? Nobody is stopping him from renouncing the citizenship of the country that he constantly ridicules and moving to another one with better anything. But no he likes to stay here for the healthcare and the advantages of the very capitalist system that has made him rich while he lambastes it. Bottom line is there will be corruption no matter if we have privatized or socialized medicine. The difference is with privatized I have corruption with the freedom to choose another plan. With socialized and mandated government plans I have corruption with the lack of freedom to do anything about it. I will choose freedom to choose any day. We just have to agree to disagree. But I have enjoyed the friendly debate. I just wish most other people at least cared enough to get involved. Plus debates always force you to stay involved and stay informed in some way or another. Plus every once in a while you learn something that might change your mind, like I did about Bush and 9/11 and many other things I have changed my mind about. I always at least the other side of the story because I definitely don’t have all the answers and there are very many people out there that are smarter than me. Seriously though, I would still love to hang out and catch up some day.”

B.P. : “Awww, I know, we are writing notes again…just online. I suppose we could go on and on.”

I know that was long, but congratulations to those who endured to the end.  Please comment if you have an opinion.  I love the discussions.

current music: Elliot Smith: Junk Bond Trader

PS  This video simply and inadvertently, on behalf of Obama, proves my point:

He just admitted that the government is failing at running the socialized Postal Service.  Why should we believe they can run healthcare for every American?


The Emperor Has No Clothes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2009 by Garza

These are the people that are in charge of “reforming” the American healthcare system! Please please please someone try and honestly, with a straight face, tell me that Obama is not trying to socialize America. Please, I need the laugh today.

So yet another government run program has tanked out. The notoriously feel good, go green, spur the economy, government run initiative of Cash for Clunkers has already gone bankrupt. It didn’t even last 6 months! So congratulations are in order for our ever intelligent and omnipotent band of thieves in Washington D.C. and their continued attempt to save us from ourselves. Here here! Of course the early and ever so predicted demise of this ridiculous program is simply another exhibit in the trial against socialism and large government.

The primary goal, or the Magnum Opus if you will, of this great king of ours is to reform American healthcare, also known as socialize American healthcare.  He consistently and vehemently denies trying to take over the system and completely eliminate the private health insurance industry, but as the video shows, these are complete, blatant and boldface lies.  Besides the lies, lets take a minute to just think honestly about a national, socialized and government run healthcare system.  America currently has a program called Medicare.  We have known for almost 10 years now that Medicare will be completely bankrupt by 2017 or 2025 or 20 whatever.  Point is we know it will be bankrupt.

So the government has had the responsibility to run healthcare in some form or fashion for our retired and elderly since LBJ signed into law the Social Security Act in 1965, and they couldn’t even manage that.  So how in the world, when government program after government program continues to either go bankrupt or shine through as an obvious failure, (think Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Reserve, Veterans Affairs Hospitals, etc.) would we as Americans sit idly by and let the government socialize medicine and ruin that too?  If they cant run these programs that pail in comparison to Medicare and Clash for Clunkers, how can we possibly think they can effectively and expeditiously manage healthcare for 300+ million Americans?  Impossible.

Yeah, but he is soooo cool and hip!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2009 by Garza

My comments appear in orange.

red-pill

Take the red pill, Mr. President

By: David Freddoso
Commentary Staff Writer
07/23/09 6:56 AM EDT

“If there’s a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that’s going to make you well?” — President Obama

In last night’s press conference, President Obama seemed to be reliving that famous scene from The Matrix. (Yet another reason why he is so cool, because he totally gets popular culture.) The main character is offered a choice between a red pill that makes him see reality for what it is, and a blue pill that allows him to continue living in a pleasant world of illusions.  (Also known as the world of entitlement for the non-dreiven at the cost of everyone else.)

Last night, President Obama appeared to have taken the blue pill before his press conference. How else could he convince himself, the Congressional Budget Office’s numbers notwithstanding, that his health care reform bill will not increase both health care costs and the federal deficit? (Common sense tells us of course it will but does it matter?  He is the first black president.  He was on SNL.  He is so cool.) How else can he continue to make the argument that a massive expansion of government spending on health care will solve rather than exacerbate the current problems? (Isn’t that what most government officials do?  They have to have some purpose because if they didn’t have any responsibilities for regulating our every move and decision they would be forced to only be able to enact the authorities given to them by the constitution, and that’s just ludicrous.) How can he repeatedly express such absolute certainty that such a measure will easily pay for itself several times over in the long run? Why can he not at least acknowledge the possibility that it will become a costly and useless trillion-dollar boondoggle that follows in the footsteps of his stimulus package? (Because he is arrogant perhaps?)

With his example of the red and blue pills, and another about whether a child’s hypothetical tonsils should be removed, President Obama unwittingly presents the real problem with his plan for reform. Here is a well-meaning government official (don’t forget a cool individual) who so fails to grasp the problem in health care that he can present such absurd oversimplifications and suggest that this sort of thing is the real problem — doctors simply lack the common sense to make obvious medical decisions. (Is it possible that his lack of experience really should have been questioned more?  Then most politicians fail to grasp the REAL problem at the root of most societal concerns.  It is hard for them to see through the dollars flying their way from lobbyists and other quid pro quo crowds.) President Obama wants us to solve this problem by putting himself and other government officials in charge of rescuing medicine from the medical profession. (GOD HELP US!  When will this country learn that it is the governments fault we  are in this damn state to begin with?  When will this country learn that government IS the problem and not the solution?  AHHHH!) If medical doctors with a decade of schooling cannot distinguish between good cures and ineffective ones that must be discontinued, then by gosh, we’re lucky that the good folks from the government can.  (Of course they can!  They can fix anything.  Oh yee of little faith.)

President Obama thus frames the issue as a false choice between doing nothing at all and handing over to Washington complicated, case-by-case medical decisions that cannot possibly be legislated or dictated by government.

This transfer of medical authority to the bureaucracy is intended to curb costs. (Psh!) Unfortunately, there is exactly one thing that government can do to control costs in health care: it can insist on paying below cost. (Or it can just STAY THE HELL OUT !) This shifts the cost burden to private insurance companies, which in turn pass along higher premiums to their patients. This is what government-run Medicare does today for many treatments, including cancer. Government will do more of this kind of “saving” when it assumes greater responsibility for funding citizens’ health care, particularly if a government-option health care plan is established.  (Yeah but the government cares for us and Obama is so cool.)

The Mayo Clinic which President Obama praised in his speech last night is the same Mayo Clinic whose president signed onto a letter to Congress yesterday, expressing fears that a government-option health care plan Obama wants to establish will do more of this cost-shifting.  (Yet another case of government officials saying what sounds right without doing the NECESSARY fact checking or research first.) The letter states:

Under the current Medicare system, a majority of doctors and hospitals that care for Medicare patients are paid substantially less than it costs to treat them. Many providers are therefore already approaching a point where they can not afford to see Medicare patients. Expansion of a Medicare-type plan without a method to define, measure, and pay for healthy outcomes for patients will move many doctors and hospitals across this threshold, and ultimately hurt the patients who seek our care. We should not put more Americans into the current unsustainable system.

President Obama brushed off this concern last night near the end of his press conference, citing a hopeful but very vague blog post on Mayo’s website that went up a day before the letter was sent. In addition to ignoring budgetary and medical concerns, he repeated his dubious promise that his plan will not force millions of Americans out of health insurance plans they already have and like. He had no comforting words to convince anyone of the wisdom of creating two new taxes on employers — one of them a tax that punishes small businesses with a higher tax rate if they create more jobs — in the middle of a recession. (Of course he didn’t because he has no possible way of explaining that.  Nobody can explain that.  Truthfully at least.)
The one thing President Obama did not do last night was address directly any of the concerns that Americans have about his pending reform proposals. (Of course he didn’t because that would require specificity and we all know politicians speak as vague as possible and refuse to answer questions directly so that they always have an out or they can always use the “you took me out of context” argument. Not to mention that he doesn’t have any answers.  All he has a Utopian idea completely detached from reality.  But it makes the masses feel good and that is how he will continue to sell it.) With this sort of rhetorical detachment from reality, it is not surprising that public support for his vision of health care reform is gradually eroding.  (I’m surprised.  Really I am.  How can his support be eroding?  He is the nations first black president, he was on Conan and he is so damn cool.  People are stupid if they don’t support Obama.)

President Obama needs to take the red pill, even if it does cost twice as much.  (Yeah he might take it, but he will still find a way to charge those sinful, lying , cheating, and immoral wealthy people.  You know the people that create all the jobs in this country and pay 75% of the taxes?  Yeah, them.)

Psh, and I thought Bush was bad.

current music:  Harry Nilsson – Jump Inot the Fire

…and the fear of the day is…

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by Garza

12345Well isn’t this just typical fear mongering from the government.  You know every few years or so the government has to devise some new person, or country, or thing such as terrorism in order to keep the citizenry in fear so that we can look to them for strength and protection.  It really has been an ingenious tool that has kept the public in check for decades.  Think about it, first it was the Germans and the Japanese in the 30’s and 40’s.  Then it was the Koreans in the 50’s that threatened our way of life here in the U.S.  We also had the Vietnamese that we had to worry about in the 60’s because their communist ways could have ruined the freedoms that we enjoyed here, then came the apex of the Cold War during the 70’s and 80’s.  When the Cold War went away we had to worry about AIDS and HIV during the 90’s.  When AIDS and HIV went away, we had to worry about terrorism and Al Qaeda.  Oh and don’t forget about Osama Bin Laden, or as I like to refer to him, Tyler Durden.  So now that the government has sufficiently been able to scare the people into thinking that the country faces a constant threat from every corner and person in the world, the cycle continues.  So now that terrorism has started to get played out and people are sort of immune to the talk of terrorism the Dept. of Homeland Security has devised a new fear in order to justify its unnecessary existence.

Are you ready for this?  The new fear of the day is…duh duh duuuuuuuuuhhhhhh…RIGHT WING EXTREMISM!  Okay folks, just like we rounded up the Japanese during WWII, and we yelled racial epithets at the Vietnamese, and we hailed the metaphorical victory over the Soviets with Rocky 4, and we showed prejudice and ignorance towards the homosexual and minority communities for spreading “the AIDS”, and we decided to shoot up corner stores across the country because of the “ragheads” that were running them might be in Al Qaeda, now we should all go out and round up any conservative or republican or anyone who speaks out against the president because of their terroristic tendencies.  Are they for real up there in D.C.?  I mean how many fictitious threats can they manufacture before the citizens of this country realize that one, the government first and foremost rules by FEAR, and two the Dept. of Homeland Security is and always has been a monumental waste of taxpayer money?

Well I guess this means I am probably on some kind of terrorist watch list by now.  If anyone in the government has happened to see my blog then I guess I am considered a right wing extremist.  Does he speak out against the government?  Check.  Does he speak out against the “nation’s first black president?”  Check. (Even though he is the nation’s first bi-racial president!  It is funny how we never here about his evil white side of the family.)  Does he dislike the IRS?  Check.  Does he own and like guns?  Check.  Does he enjoy killing animals even if it is only for food?  Check.  Does he waste too much time watching the government and complaining to anyone who will listen?   Check.  Does he believe in states’ rights?  Check.  Does he believe that the federal government is corrupt and too big?  Check.  Even though he is Hispanic, does he think that illegal immigration is a problem?  Check.  Does he believe the Supreme Court, ehum Ginsberg, should rely on the U.S. Constitution and ONLY the U.S. Constitution?  Check.

Well, I guess he is a right wing extremist and a person the government needs to be wary of.  What a load of crap!

So let me clear the air, now that I am probably being monitored:

I, Christopher Garza, do in fact believe in the aforementioned ideas, but I do not believe in violent or anarchist methods in order to accomplish my goals.  I strongly believe that with enough education the citizenry if this great republic of ours can rise up and make a difference in the way this country operates and is governed.  I believe with enough education, the population can elect the right people for the job, and hopefully those individuals can resist temptation and stay honest and true to their campaign promises without sacrificing personal liberties and the constitution.  (It is possible, and it can be done.  See Ron Paul from the 14th district of Texas.)

I believe that in some small way by my constant complaining and criticism on this blog of the government and their methods, I am at least helping a handful of people at least start to ask questions and not just believe everything the cable “news” outlets tell them.  I have hope that there are still enough like me out there to change the course of the country and re-institute the constitutional, sovereign, strong but caring, great republic that we once knew.

So to the Dept. of Homeland Security, et. al., there is nothing to see here, move along.

PS for a good laugh, here is the full article:  ridiculousness

And here is the link for the actual report in PDF format.

Change of heart

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2009 by Garza

You know, I have been giving it a lot of thought lately and I think that my friend Lila might just have the right idea. The more and more I read the news and the more and more I research maybe I have been wrong all along. So I have decided to admit my mistakes and as of now I am making a vow to change my ways. I would like to apologize to all of my friends whom I might have influenced in the wrong way as far as politics and my ideas are concerned. I just finished filling out my application for membership in the Democratic party and I have to say that it felt good and a little bit relieving to finally lift that weight off of my shoulders.

You know for some time now I have been starting to rethink my ideas on gun control, and maybe it is a good idea. Maybe we should ban all assault rifles. I mean, lets face it, what are they really good for anyway? I don’t need an AR15 to hunt deer with, I already have a .223. I don’t have any purpose for a mini 14 or a special ops tactical pistol grip 12 gauge. So as of now all of my guns are for sale.

I am also rethinking my position on hunting. The animals are so cute and I really don’t think that I can hunt them anymore. Hunting is a cruel and unusual sport and a little unfair to the animals. I have been watching a lot of videos on PETA’s website and I am appalled at the inhumane treatment of animals across the world. As soon as I can ween myself off of meat, I am going to become a vegetarian as well. That one will be difficult, but I think I can persevere.

I spent all night the last few nights reading Noam Chomsky’s book Failed States, and I think he has a lot of good ideas. Maybe capitalism is the reason that this country is in the financial mess that it is in. I think Obama has made some tough choices and I am glad to see that he has had the insight to see through the rhetoric and prevail with his ideas. If the government had taken over the failing capitalist system years ago we wouldn’t be in this position. For far too long the Wall Street fatcats have had their way with our money and it is time that the government finally step in and take control to show them who is really boss.

I hope the rich do get taxed higher than us! They need to pay their fair share and stop finding loopholes in the system to avoid helping folks like you and me. We need to make sure that our neighbors have what we have and that they are fed and clothed. We need to make sure that they get an education and proper training to get jobs, even if it means that we might have to sacrifice some of our own comforts and liberties.

Speaking of liberties, I hope the government decides to put soldiers in every town and maybe they should take over the local police forces. Because let’s face it, our towns have gotten way out of hand. There are gangs telling cops in Modesto that the officer wont leave the scene alive, and you have gang members in Oakland cheering the deaths of police officers. It is time our government takes a stand and shows the gangs and the rest of the criminals who is boss. If all of the guns are removed from the streets through stringent legislation our streets and our citizens will be much safer. I am just so damn upset that I didn’t come around to this sooner. It is so common sense.

I feel like a brand new person and I would urge everyone of my friends to rethink their positions and give this some serious thought. We are living in some very strange times and we really need to reevaluate the way we conduct our country. So hopefully Obama will be the change we need and I think he has a real good chance of setting this country on the straight and narrow. So please, just give it some thought and remember…Yes We Can!

I want to be ignorant.

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by Garza

dow52

Everyday it continues to get worse and worse. Everyday the Dow and the rest of the indices continue to drop. As we get closer and closer to a real life depression I continue to read and continue to scour the political landscape in order to find some light at the end of the tunnel. Everyday I am disappointed. It appears as though the jakelegs in DC still don’t understand the root of the problem. They still aren’t offering any real solutions. They continue the usual Bush did this, Clinton did that, Obama will do this, change, brouhaha.

I just finished reading an article about how the Obama tax increases wont affect the middle class. However in the same article the Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner admits that the tax increase on those big bad evil oil and gas companies will have an effect on the middle class. Really? you figured that out all on your own? You mean there does exist a phenomena known as the trickle down effect? So following that logic, wouldn’t it be fair to assume that if the government stopped spending trillions (that it does not have I might add) on BS that we, as a country, don’t need like the Dept. of Homeland Security, Federal Reserve, Department of Education,  and a compendium of military bases around the world, etc. then they might not have to tax us so much? And if they stopped taxing the hell out of us, wouldn’t it be fair to assume that we would all have a lot more money in our pockets? And if we all had a lot more money in our pockets, wouldn’t it be fair to assume that we would all spend our money more and thus interject more cash flow into our decaying economy?  Perhaps.  But of course as long as the Federal Reserve keeps printing money that has no backing then the whole entire system is a crapshoot and all ideas become null and void.  Because you see with the introduction of hyperinflation, in which a loaf of bread will cost $1000.00, the money system will begin to implode.  After the money system begins to implode just keep your eyes open for the demise of our country and the very way of life that makes us all so happy.

Am I being to doom and gloom?  Well, I am just being realistic, and if more and more people would start to pay closer attention then we might be able to halt this disaster before it happens.  And no, the election of the messiah was not and still isn’t the answer.  Washington D.C. has no idea what in the hell they are doing up there.  Besides looking out for themselves and only themselves, they are good for absolutely nothing.  I really am at a loss for words.  It baffles my mind that so many supposedly intelligent people can be this dense.  So in keeping with the old adage, ignorance is bliss, I want to be ignorant.  Because the whole thing is giving me an ulcer.