Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gotta love a welfare state!

Here is a comment that resonated. My thoughts exactly.
We have now joined the rush toward Socialism. Our Founding Fathers ran from a big government that said it knew best. They created a government of negative rights. Simply put, it told government what it could not do that each of us could pursue our own American dream. We should look to our Founding Fathers and Presidents like Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. Presidents who believed in strong government that ensured the rights of the people, not a big government that told people how to live. I would encourage people to remember the President Carter era and look to lessons of other countries that felt government should have greater influence on daily lives. In one stroke of the Executive Pen following the votes of two houses of the Legislature we have mortgaged the future of our children. This more than just being an economic superpower, we were. This is about future of our children and their children. This about the move toward a government that controls aspects of life.


LL said...

Oh, stand by.

This is only the first installment of the rape of the American grandchildren. When the first $800 billion doesn't manage to jump start the economy, there will be a howl for more money. The new Secretary of the Treasury says it might take a trillion more to get things moving. When you consider that the first $800 billion was doled out to pet projects, and to fill the pockets of corrupt legislators, I'm not surprised.

LL said...

The new Americans with No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates for the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not posses the competence or drive necessary to carve out a meaning role for themselves in Society," said California Senator Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability (PIO) be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to small groups of workers, simply because they have an idea what they're doing."

At a Capitol Hill press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi pointed to the success of the US Postal Service, which has a long standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74% of postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the largest single employer of Persons of Inability."

And so it goes.