Regarding the Beltway and the motley crew of misfits now running amok in our government: a backward glance of the last six months has revealed more happening in this country than has occurred in the last twenty years. It’s no wonder that the masses deemed to be stupid (silly, uninterested, apathetic – you fill in the blank) are numb and the few of us who do care find ourselves dizzy from all the activity.
We have to close Guantanamo, NOW. We have to pass a "stimulus" (pardon me, but I call a spade a spade and a ham-laden Congressional bill is nothing more than a prod by which the common man gets porked) package, NOW. We install a bunch of people into the bureaucratic morass, many of whom have no previous experience in their posts, NOW, give them unlimited power and name them Czars. We muddy the waters of health care with reform. We have to do that, NOW, before Congress takes a break. (I am confused. Do they mean health care? Or health insurance? There is a difference.) We raise taxes on cigarettes, NOW, and threaten to do the same on beverages laced with high fructose corn syrup. We have to save the environment, NOW, and what better way to do it than with cap and trade?
Now comes word that we are recovering from our economic depression. Is that so? Has no one visited Michigan lately? It’s so bad around here I can’t see the end of the tunnel in my lifetime, which God willing, might be another 40 years or so.
The doubletalk by pundits and politicians alike gives me a headache. Can no one ask a simple question? Can no one give a simple answer?
Certainly we cannot blame this on our President, Mr. Obama. Conspiracy theories aside, I believe he’s just an uncommon Joe with an enormous agenda. The wellspring of such policies, however, well I’m just not clear as to why they shape him as a man and a politician. He appears to have enjoyed a fairly diverse and cushy life, one that far outshines my own.