A Disastrous Financial Course

October 30, 2006 at 5:08 pm | Posted in America, American politics, Debt, Democracy, Democrats, Pennsylvania | 2 Comments

The Government Accountability Office chief warns of impending financial disaster in our nation’s fiscal and financial future. The whole article is an excellent read. We’ve got a serious problem on our hands here in America, one that has to be dealt with now. The answers and solutions to this major problem are painful and will require a sacrifice. Are Americans willing to sacrifice? You’d think so, but are politicians, the ones creating laws to solve problems willing to go on the record asking for painful solutions, or are they weak-kneed and prefer to sugar-coat fluff back at their constituents? Republicans have had six years to do something about the national debt. What have they done? Absolutely nothing. In fact, they have added to it. They reduce taxes (which is fine and dandy), but then do not counter the loss of income with a reduction in services. In fact, pork barrels have increased since 2000.

Will Democrats solve this problem? I don’t know. As a Democrat, I will push for my new Democratic representatives (Chris Carney in my House district, and Sen. Bob Casey as Senator), to do all they can to make Americans today pay down their debt, and not pass it along to our children. I want my children to not have to pay for our debts. It is not a burden we must lay on them. If we do, our generation will go down in history as one of the worst—a self-serving, me-me-me generation lacking all sense of accountability and responsibility.

Reducing taxes without the accompanying reduction in services does nothing to make a government smaller; it only makes it go further in the red, and ironically, tax our children at a far greater rate than what we are taxed today. Is this really sound policy?

Eye of Mordor on Iraq

October 19, 2006 at 1:54 pm | Posted in American politics, Democracy, Iraq, Lord of the Rings, Pennsylvania, Republicans, Santorum, War on Terror | Leave a comment

Rick Santorum’s desparation continues to increase. Now he is trying to tie the war in Iraq to Lord of the Rings by saying:

“As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,” Santorum said, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth.

“It’s being drawn to Iraq and it’s not being drawn to the U.S.,” Santorum continued. “You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don’t want the Eye to come back here to the United States.”

Um, so Mr. Santorum, for your analogy to be correct, Frodo and Sam would be, who exactly? The Eye of Mordor was distracted by Aragorn and his army from Gondor, so that Frodo and Sam could climb the mountain and destroy Sauron’s ring. So….who exactly are Frodo and Sam in your analogy? I can see that you are comparing Aragorn’s army to our military in Iraq, apparently distracting the Eye and all the orcs from getting in the way of Frodo and Sam, but just who are Frodo and Sam in your analogy?

Or is the reality that you are so desparate now in your campaign, that you are losing so badly that you have no choice but to turn ridiculous?

Casey Leads Santorum in Pennsylvania

September 26, 2006 at 11:31 pm | Posted in American politics, Democracy, Pennsylvania, Republicans | 1 Comment

Good news out of the Keystone State, Senator Rick Santorum is trailing Democratic contender Bob Casey by a whopping 14 points! Santorum’s negative advertising is not having an effect, mainly because, well, it just isn’t accurate. Meanwhile, Casey’s ads portray himself very well, and his negative advertising against Santorum play well with the mood against Republicans and George Bush.

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