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What Does an Obama Presidency Really Mean?

Ok, enough with the post-election gushing. I personally know a lot of Obama supporters who had lost plenty of sleep over this election and now say that they are relieved as though McCain would have taken away their children.  And now they flaunt “their” victory as though they had placed a huge bet on it. Alas, this is not a football pool. If only they had done a little more thinking about Obama’s platform and a little less blind following in a cult-like trance, they might have seen this.

Barack Obama will enable all Americans to serve:
Obama and Biden will expand AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps, engage retiring Americans, and set up an America’s Voice Initiative to send Americans who are fluent speakers of local languages to expand our public diplomacy.

Integrate service into learning:
Obama and Biden will set a goal that all middle and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year, and will establish a new tax credit that is worth $4,000 a year in exchange for 100 hours of public service a year.

So, what we have to look forward to is a fascist-style service to the State (to serve its own ends, not yours) as a condition of citizenship. Please realize that the State does not offer a choice of whether to volunteer or not. Rest assured, Obama will use every ounce of compulsion that George W Bush was able to steal away in his eight years and then some. And for those of us who choose to serve ourselves and our families first, other citizens who exhibit a predisposition toward firearm use will be close by to suggest a more collectivist mindset. But what difference would this really make, anyway? Liberty is for losers … like Ron Paul, right?


On the Topic of Class Warfare

In case you know someone who is a class warfare advocate or believes that somehow the rich are immune from market forces and simply get richer through osmosis, send them this (from Forbes):

The biggest loser [of the Forbes 400 list] this year was casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, whose fortune has fallen $13 billion in the past 12 months–$1.5 million per hour–as shares of his Las Vegas Sands (nyse: LVS – news – people ) have dropped 75% from their all-time highs last October.

Normally, to “lose” that much money that quickly, one would have to work for Halliburton.


Things Are Looking Up

I just bought a new iPhone today and like a lot of other owners, one of the first things I did was check out the applications that are available for it. I opened iTunes and checked the list of top 10 freebies and noticed that Constitution for iPhone was on it. I think that the Revolution is starting to stick in the minds of a lot of people.



Add Big Government to the List of the World’s Greatest Inventors

News travels fast since Al Gore invented the Internet so I’m not shocked to hear jokes already sprouting from the inference that John McCain helped invent the Blackberry.

“He didn’t have jurisdiction over financial markets, first and foremost,” Mr. Holtz-Eakin said, before wandering into more politically perilous ground.

“But he did this,” he said, holding up what looked like a BlackBerry. “The telecommunications of the United States, the premier innovation of the past 15 years, comes right through the commerce committee. So you’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create. And that’s what he did.”

Better living through Big Government. Maybe a Ron Paul presidency would have killed innovation altogether, huh?


The New Criteria

Just Googled:

Number of hits for “sarah palin” + style: 19,500,000

Number of hits for “sarah palin” + constitution: 229,000


Yeah, So?

Just got this in an email from my state rep, Steve Barrar. He seems concerned about the shortfall in his personal piggy bank otherwise known as state revenue. He also would like us to believe that we can only prosper through government programs designed and implemented by some superior race in Harrisburg. We should be as concerned with a shrinking of the Commonwealth as we were with Clinton’s shutting down of congress.

State Revenues Fall Short of Estimate, Generating Economic Concerns

The state Department of Revenue recently reported that General Fund revenues have fallen short of meeting monthly projections, as August collections were $117.5 million below estimates.

Collectively, this puts the state $117.6 million below estimate for the current fiscal year following July’s $80,000 shortfall. 

August marks the fourth time in the last six months the Commonwealth has missed its estimate by more than $100 million, and it highlights exactly why Republican lawmakers fought hard during budget negotiations earlier this year to control government spending and preserve the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

Although successful, it appears these efforts may not be enough, as Gov. Ed Rendell continues to press for expensive and poorly planned programs such as his health care proposal.

House Republicans have instead been advocating a fiscally responsible plan to ensure access to quality, affordable health care. 

Aww, poor guys. Did they ever hear of “making due with less?” They must have because they tell us to do it all the time so that they may continue to spend.

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