Friday, December 14, 2007

Be Afraid ... Be Very Afraid


Yesterday, I listened to the Democrats debate in Iowa on the radio. I almost couldn't believe what I was hearing and thought ... no wait ... I must have heard that wrong, or maybe I got it out of context. So this morning I have been sifting through the transcripts ... and sure enough, I heard them right ... now I am more than worried for our country ... I am downright scared.
I did indeed hear Senator Biden say that he would pay for his social programs by increasing taxes by $200 billion dollars, bringing home the troops from Iraq and cutting military spending by eliminating wasteful programs like the F-22 Raptor (the US Air Force air superiority fighter that is replacing the F-15 Eagle which has been in service since 1972. This aircraft has stealth technology and can be used as a fighter, a bomber, electronic warfare or signals intelligence as well), the Nimitz class destroyer (the US Navy has a Nimitz class nuclear powered carrier, but I know of now destroyer with that nomenclature. Then again Biden is a senator and I am a lowly blogger. Still I think he may have been thinking of the Arleigh Burke class destroyer which is an Aegis guided missile destroyer and essential in the defense of our carriers.) and "Star Wars" (after all, why would we want an anti-missile defense shield).
Yes indeed, every one of the Democratic candidates promised to close the terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ... but not one of them mentioned what they would do with the 400 plus terrorists that are there now. Will they just release them? Perhaps bring them to the United States and put them into the federal prison system where they will spread their militant brand of Islam among all the "born-again" Muslim convicts ... that would be pretty stupid.
Every single one of the candidates, would "rescind some of the Bush tax cuts" which is just liberal-speak for increase taxes. These folks often talk about how the "rich" don't pay their fair share, but they don't ever say what they consider rich. I fear that if you have a decent job, you are rich in the eyes of these candidates.
Each one of them wants to cut subsidies to big business ... o-kay, at least one thing that I can agree with them on. You and I should not be forced to subsidize multi-billion dollar companies with our taxes, and if these companies have off-shore accounts, I'm sorry but those accounts should be taxed ... and taxed at a higher rate than if they had kept their money here at home. I firmly believe that a healthy economy depends on independent business, but I also believe in an even playing field. Most of these tax breaks and subsidies are a result of successful lobbying in Washington, and I am sick of politicians selling out to lobbyists.
In summing things up, it is interesting to note that the candidates mentioned the word tax or taxes 31 times, and except for one mention by the moderator didn't mention terrorist or terrorism once. While education was mentioned 29 times by the candidates, national defense wasn't discussed at all. Health care was used 28 times but Iran was the furthest thing from their minds. This speaks volumes as to what will happen if one of these clowns are elected to our highest office. We will have lots of social programs till we are attacked again ... too bad our military will still be using antiquated weapons ... God Bless America ... we are going to need it.

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12 comments:

Terry said...

Yikes!

Thanks for another informative yet frightening report.

-eve- said...

Yes, God bless America. Got a feeling that this statement will be repeated many, many times soon. Pray.

In_spired said...

I watched the same debate and picked up on some of the same issues, and completely missed some while stewing about the others. Good Grief! It's scary...

about accessing the blog...your tip worked!

buffalodickdy said...

Well, I'll be more concerned when they're debating in The Rust Belt- proposals raising taxes in States that are in budget crisis already could be entertaining...

Tapline said...

You are so on target its scarey.....Democrats tax. Social programs are tops and more give aways....If your poor. You stay poor, but they will subsudize you. free medical....food stamps.....money payment.....If you are just above that income limit You pay for these social programs.....If you are way over you pay more, but you really don't care,becasue your making enough to either write off expenditures or just making more profit......Any way you cut it . The middle income have more taken away and it continues...If you live to collect Social Security that also is taxed...So as the old addage goes...two things you can be sure of death and taxes...Under a Republican, it wont be quite as high....(maybe)) .....stay well....

PoorGrrl said...

Thanks Paul for your review on the Dems' debate. I didn't watch it because I'm already pretty sure of what they have in store for this country if they win. Your review confirmed all my fears. I can't believe so many Americans are falling for the Dems' message. Don't they know that's socialism?! Like you Paul, I'm now very afraid for my country. Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog (I've added you to my blogroll) and thanks for your service in Desert Storm!

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya ..I dont have the stomach to listen to the Dhiimicrats!..ugh!..the comments are my last post got accidentally deleted..lol.yikes..you can re-post hun if u like!.:)

Keshi said...

I dun listen to any political debate...I hv selective hearing :)

Keshi.

Paul Champagne said...

terry ... and it's not even Halloween.

eve ... I am praying

inspired ... a tip for you ... never "watch" a debate. You will be less distracted if you "listen" to it on the radio. Did you know that a poll of radio listeners found that most thought that Nixon won his debate against Kennedy ... yet a poll of people that watched it on TV thought that Kennedy won? Words are more easily received if you don't have to deal with visual imagery.

buffalo ... In the rust-belt they will be emphasizing social programs, paid for by taxes on the "rich".

tapline ... "under a Republican, it won't be quite as high ... (maybe)" I hope it won't, but I realize that taxes are not the most important thing ... Our country's security is in jeapordy if any of these clowns are in the White House ... with maybe the exception of Hillary (shudder)

poorgirl ... welcome to the Blogway Boys ... of course they know it's socialism, liberals are socialists by nature.

angel ... it does take a strong stomach to listen to the Dems, lucky I got one ... why are you deleting my comments?

keshi ... quite funny ... but if we don't listen to political debates ... how do we choose who to vote for? Do we listen to our union? our friends? our spouse? Sorry, I trust my judgement over any of the above.

John J. Kaiser said...

"Yes indeed, every one of the Democratic candidates promised to close the terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ... but not one of them mentioned what they would do with the 400 plus terrorists that are there now."

Release them of course. Why aren't they just victims of e-v-i-l U.S. imperialism? HA!

snowelf said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

--snow

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh God...
I pray to God that a Dem does not get in office.