I sat down today to write about something other than Politics. I think we are all growing weary hearing about the financial crisis, the moral crisis, the war crisis. Everything in today's news centers on a CRISIS.
Well, I can't help myself. Let's think about the "Economic Recovery" program. We hear about all of the "Pork" in it. We all know it's there, and it's going to be there. Fact, right? For an example, Fox News is making a huge deal about the good Socialist Senator Harkin and his Iowa swine smell project.
Is that a valuable project? Here in Iowa, I would say it is. Pigs stink and the rest of the nation demands low priced pork from states like Iowa. We don't want to smell it, so we think its cool. Well, maybe not. Although this type of research is valuable, I cannot find ANYWHERE in the constitution (even reading it very , dare I say, liberally) where this type of project is a function of the federal government. It actually seems to be a state function strictly speaking. If we Iowans want this type of research done, we should tax our population and pay for it ourselves. Our industry, our problem to deal with. Folks in New Jersey don't need to pay for it.
Apply that reasoning to ALL of the pork in Washington. If it passes a pure Constitutionality test we can spend the money. If not, the states own it. I won't ave to pay for Kalifornia or the USSNY anymore. I REALLY like that idea.
This reasoning takes care of most moral issues a well. If you want "health" classes in your schools, go ahead. Want rights for gays, cool. In your state. Alcohol and tobacco taxes? Fine have at it. If a state becomes oppressive or immoral, folks can leave and go to the greener grass.
Maobama gave us all a tax break right? Then he reduced charitable giving deductions and decreased the Mortgage interest deduction. HMMM... Sounds like Mao wants to control everything and increase your taxes behind your back. In the "stimulus" package, there is $100,000,000 for your politicians favorite charitable organizations. It's all about control, folks.
The Chairman has his $650,000,000,000.00 carbon tax in his budget. Do you believe your power company is going to eat that and not pass it on to you? By the way, 650 international scientists recently came together and said that the human effects of global warming are exaggerated at a minimum, if not completely false. Is this not a tax increase hidden inside a bill that you get monthly?
I heard on the news today that with the money AIG lost last quarter, we could have given 20,000 families $50,000.00 each day. That's a lot of income tax revenue. Instead, we are going to buy them. Whatcha think about that?
Poor Sheriff Joe Arpiao. He takes a bunch of criminals (all convicted and illegal alien) to jail and the media and left attack him. First, those people were CONVICTED of CRIME. Secondly, they are here ILLEGALLY. Do we no longer uphold our own laws? I don't get this one, but I do stand by the Sheriff. Too bad they all aren't like him. These people are CRIMINALS and INVADERS of a SOVEREIGN NATION.
One last thing. I found this on my buddy Galt's Guns blog. I only agree with about 75% of it, but it is worth a look and a bunch of thought. Our interventionist foreign policy will get us in trouble some day and the end of this speaks volumes.
Until next time, thanks for putting up with my random rants, and keep your powder dry and your eyes open!