Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dodd Is Anxious, So Am I

Chris Dodd is anxious and so am I. Does this mean he is going to release all of his information about his sweetheart mortgage deals? No not at all. He is anxious to continue to deflect all knowledge of his mortgage deals and his defense of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. No he is anxious to confirm all of Mr. Obama's appointments to help stem the financial crisis he has helped to create. It is amazing given that Mr. Dodd usually never gave the time of day to any of President Bush's appointments. Today to help cover himself, Dodd will actually speed up the process. As a taxpayer I am still waiting to find out about his mortgage deal and I am not overly enthusiastic to several appointments being mentioned. In particular Larry Summers who I was unimpressed with during the Clinton term.
We as an economy must realize that we can not continue to allow for constant government stimulus packages in order for our economy to work. Government at all levels needs to cut spending and taxes in order for our economy to once again become stimulated and grow. Socialism will not work. Economic growth must come from the private sector not from government. But again Chris Dodd is anxious and I am anxious for him to leave office once and for all. He is a disgrace to the taxpayers of Connecticut.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Here It Comes... More Taxes For 2.5 Million Jobs

Here it comes...more taxes for 2.5 million jobs. I just love it when politicians who have no clue as to how the economy works blurt out figures, dollar amounts and presto they become economists. I am hesitant to see what an Obama 2.5 million public service job creation program will cost and look like over the next four years. As I can see by his cabinet forming, I am underwhelmed by the recycling of Clinton appointments and see that it looks like it will be business as usual for the next four years. What change? Where? Did I miss something? I guess I will lower my already low expectations with Obama as I see the even more perfect economic storm forming in the next four years. A lack of investor confidence, a lack of consumer confidence, a lack of business confidence and higher taxes. Does it get better than this or is this now back to 1977-1980?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No Bailout

No bailout, not now, not never. But I guess it is the time of the year for economic giveaways of taxpayers monies. This time the big, bad auto industry is calling it quits without $75, no make it $50, no-how about a mere $25 billion to help support its poor production and management decisions. Did the Big Three ever hear about cutting costs and making its plants more efficient? Did they realize that they should not pay employees who do not work and or give them a lifetime pension equal to their regular salary? Did they realize that they need to actually improve their product so that auto consumers would actually buy the car or truck? In my economic opinion they should go bankrupt and allow for a major market correction to take place as it should have in the finance industry. It is obvious that what they did 50years ago is not working today and that consumer demand is much different than it was back then. I personally feel that automobile consumers are sick of the lies that they were fed by the Big Three, the hassle to buy a vehicle, the hassle of it breaking down, the high cost of repairs, etc.
Taxpayers should be strongly against this new form of corporate welfarism which will ultimately lead to higher taxes and more poor economic decisions.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Where Is The Economic Turnaround?

Where is the economic turnaround? I really thought it would happen with election day. I really thought it would happen here in Connecticut when voters decided to return in mass the same stale tax and spend politicians back to Hartford so obviously they can continue to tax and spend us some more for two years. I really thought with the Obama crowning that the stock market would recover its 5000 point loss in the week and that his new tax and spend policies would be embraced by anyone who either works for a living and or invests in our economy. I really thought with the talk of socialization of our 401K plans that the market would embrace all of that money flowing out of the economy and into government's hand. I really thought that the 2012 Presidential election would start in earnest on November 6th and even more new and greater economic socialization plans would be discussed and enacted upon immediately. I really thought our economy would turn around (and our biased media would disappear). I guess you get what you vote for.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day To All Veterans

America today celebrates Veterans Day. My family and I wish each and every Veteran of our country our thanks for your service and dedication to our country. We appreciate your sacrifice. As a child growing up I was always fascinated by the stories told by my Father who served in Europe during World War II and by my Uncle who served in the Pacific. It was a verbal, living history of the war and gave me the incentive to study our military history over the years. I know I treasure our freedom in our country and our freedom to choose. It is with the sacrifices of all the enlisted men and women since our Revolutionary War that has made our country the greatest nation in the world. America forever in its leadership and strength to guide the world. And again thank you to all the Veterans of our country and for all those who have died for our freedom. It will never be forgotten.

Friday, November 07, 2008

It Is Time To Get To Work

It is time to get to work. It is time for the conservative movement to reassert itself for the coming elections. It will not be able to do it with the current leadership of the Republican party whether at the national or state level.
On a national level the Republicans showed that Governor Sarah Palin is a candidate of the future and Senator McCain's moderate liberalism is hopefully gone forever. Governor Palin by far was the best of the four candidates running for high office.
The state elections showed the rational ignorance of Connecticut voters by eliminating our ability to have a say in our government by voting down the constitutional convention (in which many voters did not understand what they were voting for) and giving the liberal Democrats one party rule in Hartford so they can continue to tax and spend. Voters will get what they deserve over the coming years.
There needs to be a conservative philosophy which the Republican party needs to embrace and enact upon. We need to rid ourselves of the Stevens, the Rowlands, and all of the other self serving politicians who have spread like a cancer in our party. We need to embrace ethics, smaller government, lower spending, lower taxes and to allow for the free market system to run without governmental intervention. We can and we shall take back our party. If we are not successful then now is the time to form a true Conservative party as an alternative to the two stale and inept political parties who once again have shown their disregard for the voters and taxpayers this past week.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

How High Taxes Have Crippled Connecticut

High taxes have crippled Connecticut. We pay an excessive amount of taxes here in Connecticut which has resulted in little if any job creation, a mass movement of businesses out of the state, excessively high transportation costs, and a mass exodus of our young people moving out of the state. If you work for a living here in Connecticut or own a business I am not telling you anything new.
Thus what is the answer? In a few hours the Democrats here in Connecticut will be rejoicing in their continual one party rule in Hartford for another two years. We as taxpayers are confident that the amendment for the Constitutional Convention will pass and as such tax reform will be enacted upon along with term limits. Tax reform is essential if Connecticut is going to survive in the future. Disgusted taxpayers need to bombard their elected officials beginning tomorrow that the excessive tax burden of Connecticut needs to stop in the next legislative session. The state needs to cut spending and cut taxes and live within its means. The entitlement mentality of the Connecticut State Legislature has bankrupted our state. Lower taxes. Now.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Will The Media Ever Be Balanced Again?

Will the media ever be balanced again? I do not know if that will occur in my lifetime. I was taught many years ago in my journalism classes that when you cover a story you need to present both sides so that readers can be informed and understand what you are writing about. Obviously that does not occur in journalism classes which are taught today. I truly do not know what is actually being taught today but in my opinion it is not unbiased reporting.
I no longer watch TV nor have have cable TV. I have $65 more a month to spend or invest each month due to my decision. If someone came up to me from the street and told me that they were a reporter from a TV station, I would not know them nor could I care about who they were, they do not impress me with their lack of productivity in our economy. I believe strongly that the way the media can become balanced is through an economic boycott of cable TV and its advertising sponsors. By a lack of economic support they would be forced to rethink their horrific coverage of this year's election and their demeaning and degrading of Sarah Palin. It was truly disgusting to read what has happened to this entire process. I can see why it is difficult to attract good honest people to run for elected office, since the media has crowned themselves as the new nobility in our society and only they are right and 300 million Americans are wrong. But for one last time it is just another reason why I am voting for John McCain and Sarah Palin tommorrow. And I urge you do also.