Congratulations Chairman Michael Steele 30 January, 2009Posted by David Anderson in Uncategorized.
Note: The Press has asked for my reation to the election of Michael Steele as the GOP Chairman. “I am enthusiastic as an early supporter of his. This party has new life.” David Anderson
Dear Team Steele:
How about that? You did it! The grassroots leadership of the Republican Party has ignited a revolution – and we’ve got change at the top!
Forty-thousand Republicans banded together at the grassroots level and we did it. You have worked hard for this party for years, and today you were heard! Now, I have to prepare you for something: I’m gonna put you to work.
Your ideas, your energy, your principles, your spirit, your innovations – that’s how YOUR RNC will take back our majorities from the courthouse to the White House.
I can’t thank you enough for your support. I’m humbled and honored – and like you, I’m ready for the challenge.
I Guess this is Stimulus 28 January, 2009Posted by David Anderson in Uncategorized.
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The proposed Stimulus bill includes $360 million to potentially be used to put on transsexual beauty pageants and erotic art shows.
Is it stimulus or hope? 26 January, 2009Posted by David Anderson in Uncategorized.
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The Congressional Budget office reported that a significant part of the Stimulus package won’t hit the economy for more than 2 years. Some of these programs are worthy and some may be of questionable worth, but it is not the merits of the programs which I will question.
Why do we have so many regulations that urgent projects take years to start? This entire recession has been called a paper recession. We are not here because of a lack of regulation, but as a result of poor regulation.
Energy, banking, and mark to market rules were seen as problems years ago, but we were so slow to change even when we saw the problems that we were slammed.
We could see the mortgage crisis building in 2002. Changes were recommended but blocked. We saw a credit crisis and made it harder to clear debt in bankruptcy.
We saw that we needed a new energy strategy, but still have new supplies of all types tied up in needless regulation even though it is vital for our national and economic security.
The entire credit crisis could have been resolved before it brought down the economy by correcting an accounting rule brought about to simplify corporate reports after Enron. The new rule caused more problems than it solved yet the SEC didn’t feel like changing it. It artificially lowered or raised the value of assets based upon whatever they would sell for at the moment not how much income they generated or other more stable values. It made long term planning horrific. When values in housing went down, the banks no longer had capital reserves and couldn’t loan.
Now the government can’t start old projects in a timely fashion because of regulations at all levels when we most need jobs. Imagine how the private sector feels.
Sadly, we still hear liberals say that we need more regulation. It would be laughable if it weren’t hurting us so much.
Watch Your Wallets–Denn is on the prowl. 21 January, 2009Posted by David Anderson in Uncategorized.
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Lt. Governor Matt Denn gave a clarion call of sacrifice today during his address. That is usually Democrat code for a legal mugging is coming. Especially when combined with his gratuitous blasting of Ronald Reagan. I found it unsettling at best. Asking if you are better off is not corrosive. It is basic. Is government really working? Is what we are doing giving us results?
I understand that people expecting to control their own destiny, money, families, and lives would be offensive and corrosive to the values of the left wing. This budget crisis should call us back to rugged individualism since we realize that government cannot provide all things to us. Instead, the honorable Matt Denn wants us to sacrifice what we have left for his collective. If we have other ideas, we are corrosive.