By Rose Pedenko and Tanya Simon
When the president alludes to his mandate the messages are delivered with the smug satisfaction that he need not explain himself nor defend the mind-boggling amount of taxpayer dollars he is throwing at every problem that comes his way, much like throwing spaghetti against the wall. But in his case, if it sticks, we’re cooked.
His fan club, apparently so overwhelmed with his rock star “tude,” doggedly cling to the “hope” he promised. “Hope” and “Change” were, after all, burned into his teleprompter.
What has become as dangerous as a truckload of C‑4 is that hope, by itself, is not always enough. Those same BHO groupies are “stuck on hope” because they still subsist on the incessant superficial media coverage of President Bush’s financial blunders.
Obama’s followers have yet to understand or accept where their fearless leader has taken Americans in these first 100 days – straight down Thomas Crapper’s throne. If they persist in their blind adoration, they’ll be enjoying their just desserts a la commode.
Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts, in his March 2008 article entitled The Collapse of American Power, offered this bleak assessment: “…the fact of the matter is that the U.S. is bankrupt.” That statement was made during the Bush Administration. What conservative Americans are learning, while liberals continue to savor the Chosen One, is that one trillion dollars of debt has morphed into several trillions, a staggering amount most humans cannot wrap their brain around. It is turning recovery into a mathematical impossibility.
The “in the tank” media, reports every little Bear market rally as if recovery was at hand. And whenever Ben Bernanke speaks, his presentation is reminiscent of “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” That’s the joke of course, because we all know what happened to E.F. Hutton.
And so goes Wall Street. Not so very long ago, everyone listened to Alan Greenspan too. And look where we are now. “The thrill is gone” as B.B. King said, “free from the spell” of Wall Street economists.
For you recalcitrant liberals, there is the National Bankruptcy Survival Guide, in which Seth Van Brocklin explains the difficulty in quantifying the national debt. As he states: “Once numbers start getting up into the trillions, they literally become mind-numbing.”
By way of illustration, Van Brocklin explains just how large one trillion dollars actually is: “If you were able to earn $1 per second continuously, you would accumulate $1 Billion after 33 years.” But, to make $1 Trillion at the rate of $1 per second, “it would take 33,000 years.” We’re pretty sure you can now visualize twelve times that amount, which is roughly the national debt under the current Administration.
It’s difficult not to feel and sound morose at times. The present Administration (as well as the numerous fiscal blunders and catastrophes of previous Administrations) have forced the American People to duck and dodge an unrelenting monetary meteor shower which is hitting us all left, right, and center. Even the Administration’s indignation over Bernie Madoff seems rather comical when you step back in order to see a bigger picture, that is, the federal government now running the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. But with a solid majority, the bad guys aren’t even getting a slap on the wrist.
The president rode into office on a wave of popularity with a promise to fix the economic mess he inherited (as we are constantly reminded). He’s smart, but not that smart. If he were the brainchild his followers touted he is during those nightmarish months of campaigning, he wouldn’t now be crushing the country with a spending tsunami. And as the country is crushed, so are our lives, our livelihoods, our dreams and aspirations, and, most tragically, our children’s future.
As elected leader of the U.S., one would either have to be totally unprepared, inexperienced or ignorant to not understand the magnitude of this economic crisis. A logical conclusion would be that this President is either too ignorant, OR fully understands and is lying to Americans -- perhaps running the economy, and thereby the nation, into the ground to realize a larger ideological agenda in the naïve belief it’s for the greater good.
The saddest part is this: even if conservatives were to reclaim the majority in Congress, slash taxes across the board, break the hold unions have on industry, resurrect manufacturing and purge entitlements to illegal immigrants, those efforts would only be a blip on the radar of history.
While the media doesn’t even try to conceal their bias anymore, they continue to squash the opposition through the denigration of patriotically concerned Americans who are now fighting back to save our Republic. It is not a pretty picture, and there will be no honor at the end of the day for the media.
This is why the TEA party participant numbers are swelling. No matter what kind of negative hype the media invents, citizens are on to them and there’s a new wave of optimism about to crush the Left’s favorite milieu – carefully crafted ignorance.
We know for a fact (and readily admit) that there are just as many academically intelligent people on the left as there are on the right. After all, America wasn’t conceived and built by dummies. We, therefore, cannot understand why logical and common sense answers are being cast aside or rejected entirely—the way a demented fisherman tosses the filets of his catch into the drink and tries to sell us the innards. Americans won’t be buying your stinking innards much longer. Looming inflation won’t let them.
Our greatest fear is searching for, but not finding, viable solutions to reverse the trade and industry mess in which we find ourselves. The more research we find out, the more we realize it is becoming impossible to clean up after this disaster.
Americans must find a way to strike a balance between regulation, to protect against greed, but at the same time allow everyone to pursue their dreams unhindered by a parasitic socialist system designed to quash our freedoms.
The TEA party participants are looking for that balance and we will not settle for less.