Can Blue Dog Democrats Save America from Terminal Liberalism?
By John W. Lillpop
Liberalism is, and has always been, a mindless bit of insanity that always results in more harm than good.
That dreary prognosis is certainly applicable to the dangerous programs and policies advanced by leftists currently running the White House and both chambers of the Congress.
Once again, liberals have attempted to spend their way out of a complex problem and the result is most predictable: The American economy is deteriorating more and more while the federal deficit explodes.
Nothing President Obama and liberal Democrats have tried has worked. Nothing.
From Obama's goofy plans to shut down GITMO without thinking about what to do with the world class terrorists housed there, to the trillion dollar stimulus fiasco which was so urgent that there was no time for Congress to read the bill, President Obama's heralded CHANGE has failed to produce a single positive result.
While millions of jobs are lost to the withering effect of Obamanomics, the reckless and wild spending by liberals has caused the deficit to explode.
As reported at google.com, in part:
"The US federal deficit topped one trillion US dollars for the first time ever and could grow to nearly two trillion by this autumn, intensifying fears about higher interest rates, inflation and the strength of the dollar.
"The deficit has been widened by the huge sum the government has spent to ease the recession, combined with a sharp decline in tax revenues.
"The cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan also is a major factor.
"The soaring deficit is making Chinese and other foreign buyers of US debt nervous, which could make them reluctant lenders down the road. It could also force the Treasury Department to pay higher interest rates to make US debt attractive longer-term.
"These are mind-boggling numbers," said Sung Won Sohn, an economist at the Smith School of Business at California State University. "Our foreign investors from China and elsewhere are starting to have concerns about not only the value of the dollar but how safe their investments will be in the long run."
"The Treasury Department said that the deficit in June totaled 94.3 billion US dollars, pushing the total since the budget year started in October to 1.09 trillion US dollars. The administration forecasts that the deficit for the entire year will hit 1.84 trillion US dollars in October."
Given the fact that NOTHING THIS PRESIDENT HAS TRIED SO FAR HAS WORKED, one would expect this bright and energetic man to step back, take a deep, long breath, and THINK before continuing with a strategy that is obviously flawed.
However, rather than stopping to think, President Obama is working 24/7 to add even more trillions to the national deficit with radical reforms in health care, the climate change bill, and amnesty for millions of invading criminals from south of our borders.
Each of these legislative actions would add trillions of dollars to the federal deficit without producing positive results for the American people.
Spending money without intelligent planning is a curse of liberal thinking that this administration appears destined to repeat.
So that means that America is doomed to become a third world nation and all is lost, right?
Although the likes of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Teddy Kennedy, and Barney Frank pose a significant risk to the financial and moral health of our nation, there are Democrats who still believe in common sense and fiscal restraint.
That would be the blue dog coalition, perhaps the only collection of Americans that can save the day.
As reported at nasqaq, in part:
"By Martin Vaughan, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
"WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., a leader of fiscally conservative House Democrats, said Wednesday a House plan to overhaul the U.S. health-care system is losing support and will be stuck in committee without changes.
"Last time I checked, it takes seven Democrats to stop a bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee," Ross told reporters after a House vote. "We had seven against it last Friday; we have 10 today."
"Three House committees are slated to begin considering the $1 trillion-plus bill this week, but the Energy and Commerce looms as the biggest challenge. That's because it counts among its 36 Democratic members seven members of the Blue Dog Coalition, a fiscally conservative bloc that is opposing the House Democrats' effort.
"Ross said the bill, introduced Wednesday by House Democratic leaders, doesn't include provisions adequate to curb rising health care costs, including what the government spends on healthcare.
"The current bill would have to be substantially amended before we could consider supporting it," Ross said.
"Ross said Blue Dogs have been meeting every day to craft amendments that will be offered during that meeting, but offered no details on what those amendments are. He said those amendments could number in the dozens.
"Ross said he expects Blue Dogs will meet with the panel's chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., soon to discuss their specific proposed changes."
Will the south rise again, in time to save America from terminal liberalism?
Pray for it with all the fervor you can muster!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:13 AM