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Monday, September 30, 2013

Reagan Era: The Future's So Bright You Have To Wear Shades ………..………..…………..……… Obama Era: The Future's Darker Than A Black Hole


Here's the Nonsense:  No matter how bad things seem, America can always look forward to a bright future.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The future for America is bleak as it stands right now.  The signs are everywhere and it's time for Americans to take a stand or, as President Reagan said, "…step into a thousand years of darkness."

Everyone's writing and talking about the fight between the House and Senate to avoid a government shutdown.  Everywhere you turn it's a blow by blow account of what each side is doing, but the biggest issue is being missed.  The real issue is that we are facing is Ronald Reagan's clarion call when he said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness."  It's that simple and that serious.  Sure, government funding is important.  Healthcare is important.  And all the other stuff is important.  But they are only symptoms of the big problem America faces and must overcome to survive.  

We have a political party, the Democrats, that have built their entire platform on lies, and yet they control our government.  They tell us how wonderful Obamacare is and yet every indicator is that it's a disaster with terrible things to come.  Care will be far less and of lower quality than we are used to.  Cost will be higher than we can imagine.  Over 30 million people will still be left without coverage.  And contrary to what people think, there is no guarantee to those who have it that they will get care.  The president and Democrats tell you that you will get healthcare, but the fact is that if you do get it, you will only get a poor excuse for health insurance.  Just because you have insurance doesn't mean you'll get care.  There's a big difference.  

The number one question at the healthcare.gov website is how to get an exemption from Obamacare.  Polls show the majority of Americans don't want it.  From what I've seen the lowest was 52% of Americans who don't want it to as high as 70% don't want it.  (Elections have been won with lower numbers than 52%!)  The American people have signed petitions, burned up the phone lines to Congress, and filled their mailboxes with letters and yet Congress still ignores the will of the American people to stop this law.

The Democrats, backed up by the media, try to stop criticism of the law by saying that it's the law of the land and shouldn't be touched.  Gee, last time I checked the founders of our nation set it up so that changes could be made when mistakes were made.  Slavery was terrible and we changed the laws.  Blacks didn't have rights, but we changed the laws.  Women didn't have rights, but we changed the laws.  I started to make a list of bad laws but stopped because it was pointless.  The important point is that we can, and do, change laws when we face how terrible they are.  The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a terrible law and the people know it.  Those who represent us should listen and change the mistake they made.

When Ronald Reagan was in office the country prospered.  Things were so good in the 1980s that a popular phrase came into fashion.  People used to say, "The future's so bright, you have to wear shades."  Things were very optimistic and our nation and our people prospered.

Under Barack Obama things are bad and getting worse.  Frankly, I think the future is darker than a black hole.  Obamacare is going to tax us into oblivion.  Jobs are being killed.  The economy is terrible.  Companies are failing.  Our political leaders lie to us on a daily basis.  There is no accountability to the American citizens.  A two-class system has been created where one class is the ruling class of the politicians and the other, lower class, is the citizens.  Our debt is out of control.  There's over $120 trillion in unfunded liabilities plus $16.7 trillion in debt.  If you sold everything in the country and the land, too, the total value of America is only $94 trillion.  Our children and grandchildren face a bleak future.  

This nation is being run by the government we deserve because we allowed these people to get into power and stay there. Now it's time for us to wake up and take America back.  

The conservative movement in America has made inroads because it represents the will of the American people.  The progressives in control of the Democrat party and the establishment GOP would like to stomp the life out of the conservative movement.  They fear it more than anything.  The 2014 elections are right around the corner and this is our opportunity to take control of our country by electing new people to congress.  We saw which senators are listening to the people when so few supported Ted Cruz's efforts.  That should be the litmus test for reelection of these people.  Those who supported Cruz were supporting the will of the American people.  If we don't replace them now, Ronald Reagan's conclusion in his clarion call will come true.