Monday, June 1, 2009

Can You Believe This?

In quotes below, find an excerpt from a Russian newspaper as re-printed verbatim from the Glen Beck email newsletter today. My thoughts....the rest of the world is watching...why are we as a nation accepting these changes (remember 'Change we can believe in'?) that compromise the foundation of our nation as set forth by the founding fathers? I feel like the people of America didn't do the work of studying the issues that were at stake during the 2008 election; instead many, many people, voted for panache rather than for sound governing principles. I know there are many socially liberal people out there that put social issues above everything else, but we needed fiscally conservative leaders's like when your basic needs aren't met, you are less touchy feely...people are without jobs, and homes etc. We could have left the social change for another day. I am not excusing mistakes made by Pres. Bush or Pres. Clinton for that matter...but I am railing against expansive shifts in the foundation of our society, economy, and culture. Here is the clip: 'So this weekend I'm (Beck) reading an article out of Pravda, an editorial, American Capitalism Gone With a Whimper, and it has so much in it. They are warning us against Marxism and saying that it is coming at a breathtaking speed here in America. The article continues, "So it's no surprise that the American president is followed up with his bold move of declaring that he and another group of unelected chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automotive policies. I'm sure that if given a chance, they would happily try to redesign for the whole world. Prime minister Putin less than two months ago warned Obama and the U.K.'s Blair not to follow the path to Marxism; it only leads to disaster. Apparently even though we suffered 70 years of this Western‑sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish drunken Russians. So let our wise Anglo‑Saxon fools find the folly of their own pride. But again the American public has taken this with barely a whimper, but a free man whimper. So it shouldn't be any surprise to discover that the Democratic congress of America is working on regulation that would give the American treasury department the power to set fair minimum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private businesses give out pay raises and bonuses. Barney Frank stresses that this only affects the companies that receive government monies. But it is retroactive. And taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive. The Russian owners of American companies ‑‑ listen carefully, America. The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at what is happening in America and look at the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left. The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world how free he really is. And the world will only snicker.


Sarra Eaton said...

Very interesting post and excellent use of the word "panache".

Elizabeth said...

I thought so:-)