Saturday, December 18, 2010

Checking back in

Did you know that it is possible to go two weeks without even looking at the Internet?  I wouldn't have believed it had my professional life and personal life both intensified at the exact same time.  At the same time my grandkids moved back home the NCUA started a three week top to bottom audit of the credit union where I work.  In any case, life has now calmed down and I'm going to try to get back in to the blogging routine.  What better place to start than by quoting Stacey McCain:

As for “how to fix it,” the answer is equally simple: Stop!

Stop the endless deficit spending, stop the endless extension of unemployment benefits, stop trying to “fix” the housing market with further interventions, stop trying to “fix” deflation by having the Fed buy Treasury debt, stop the government takeover of the health-care industry — stop just about everything that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke and Barack Obama have been doing since January 2009.

Once you’ve stopped doing the wrong things, that will be about half of the solution. The other half of the solution — actually doing the right thing — will probably have to wait until January 2013, when the next president is sworn in and we rid ourselves of Barack Obama, who now looks much less like the messiah Ezra Klein once worshipped and a lot more like the Second Coming of Jimmy Carter.
The Second Coming of Jimmy Carter-I love it.  Right now it is looking like Jimmy Carter would be a vast improvement.  Stacy is referring to the defeat of the Omnibus Bill.  It contained eight billion dollars of pure pork proving that our Congress is composed of the single most tone deaf incompetents to ever plant themselves in one location.  Fortunately, Mitch McConnell was able to hold the Republicans together forcing dear Harry Reid to shelve the bill.  Let's hope a pattern is emerging.

The problem is that Democrats believe in "fixing" things by do more of the same.  They want to tax and regulate their way to a Utopia but that has been tried and it hasn't worked.  As Stacey says, stop it!  We gotten so far off track that our Department of Homeland Security now wants to take on global warming.  Um, how about taking on border security first?  Can we please get our priorities straight?

On the bright side, in just three weeks Republicans will be holding the purse strings in the House.  We will soon know if there were any lessons learned from the last election.