Thanks to Carol Loewen for sending me an article written by House Minority Leader John Boehner titled “Back to the Future.” It seems that our old Democrat friends are back at their old games (in the immortal words of Gomer Pyle, “surprise, surprise!”)
In a not least bit surprising move, the Democrats loaded the emergency funding bill for our troops (one being my son) in harm’s way with some unbelievable pork! And please do not be fooled by the RINOs voting against the bill. Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minn) defended the 100 million dollars for national convention security as necessary! HEY SENATOR COLEMAN, HOW ABOUT PUTTING THAT IN ANOTHER BILL, SAY LIKE FY 2008! (Sorry for yelling, but my son and the troops really need funds now)
Let me digress for a minute: I was on Greg Allen’s The Right Balance yesterday and Greg came up with a great idea. Let’s get rid of the nominating conventions, at least on the taxpayers’ dime. In light of the new primary dates, the nomination will be locked up before Easter, so why do the taxpayers have to foot a portion of the bill so these party hacks can have a good ol’ time? I’m not saying they can’t have them anymore, just not on taxpayers’ dollars.
So anyway, the Democrats and many RINOs pump this emergency funding bill for the troops with special interest and local district pork projects. One pathetic answer from a congressman (whose name escapes me) was that Americans should also benefit from this spending bill if the troops are. Now I’m all for helping out Americans, but not on the backs of our troops.
The best way to help Americans is to get the government off its back and the easiest way to do that is through tax cuts. I’m so sick of the class warfare that Democrats are engaged in by pitting the have-nots against the haves. If you think the government is getting more than it’s fair share of your pay, then you need to write your congressman and tell him or her so. Do not allow them to strip away the tax cuts already in place. They think you’re too stupid to realize that if they allow the tax cuts to run out, you won’t realize that they just raised your taxes! Who knows, maybe they’re on to something?
If any of you have found yourself surprised or angered or disgusted or all of the above by the disgusting tax and spend antics of the Democrats, especially at the expense of our fine troops, I’d like you to ask yourself one question, one question to determine your shock. Why? Is this something new they are doing, or are they just using the old playbook? Hmmm……