Archive for October, 2010

DEBT – Why Great Nations Fail

Posted in Politics with tags , , , on October 25, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

Currently the United States is in debt for 13.7 TRILLION dollars and who is the largest creditor that we owe, CHINA. 

Is this the legacy the American citizens of the United States will choose to leave behind?  Or are we going to man up, that includes you Nancy, Barney, and start seriously addressing the massive debt that we now owe to China.

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Does the Great One have a little Competition?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , on October 23, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

Yes folks that’s right, Harry Reid, lifetime Politician, is claiming to have single-handedly pulled our country from the brink of a Great Depression.  And here I had thought the Great One, President Barack Obama, had done that.  Does the Great One have a little competition? 

 

 Please Harry, do us all a favor and retire already, Please.

Dr. Seuss just makes sense

Posted in Politics with tags , , , on October 21, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

A new updated Dr. Seuss book:

I do not like this Uncle Sam,
I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks,
Or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker, Nan ,
I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN.’
I do not like this spending spree,
I’m smart, I know that nothing’s free.
I do not like your smug replies,
When I complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it, nope, nope, nope!
So, I do plan to vote, vote, vote! 

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November 2 Get Out and Vote

 

Lower Taxes, Smaller Government and Fiscal Responsibility, sign me up!

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on October 8, 2010 by shutterbugklentz

I don’t know about you, but for me lower taxes, a smaller government and a government that is fiscally responsible sounds like the utopia the Liberals have been pretending to sell for decades. 

Let’s break it down.

What exactly does it mean for a working American to pay lower taxes?

  • In the most basic terms, it means that each working American citizen will keep more of their paycheck. 
  • It means that the working American can decide for his/herself what to do with the extra money.  For example:  pay extra on a mortgage, pay down credit card debt or this working American may actually want to Invest the money in his/her future.  Crazy I know.
  • Here’s one that I truly love!  By lowering taxes our government actually generates more revenue for itself to spend.  Whoa I think I just had a flyby.
  • By lowering taxes the value of our dollar actually increases.  I think right now we are getting about .70 or so on every dollar, could be less, it has been dropping so fast for the last 18 months its hard to keep track.
  • By lowering taxes on businesses the business owners now have more cash to invest in employees, equipment, real estate, new products…I could go on and on. 

What does it mean to have a smaller government?

  • A smaller government means less control over your personal life!  Oh know how will I live?
  • A smaller government means that all of the wasteful spending stops, the ridiculous pork spending stops, each member of Congress works within a B u d g e t.  I said that slowly just in case one of the members of this current congress happens to read this and needs it said s l o w l y in order to understand, got it Nancy. 
  • A smaller government would not burden our entrepreneurs and small business owners with outrageous regulations. 
  • A smaller government would never own American companies and God forbid actually try to manage them.  GM comes to mind. 
  • A smaller government would not take over our health care system and then strong arm its citizens to use it.  And after dealing with Medicaid, I’m sure it will be fantastic! 
  • A smaller government would not pass legislation when it is obvious its American citizens do not want the legislation. 
  • A smaller government would not cower under their desks in the dark of night and pass over-regulated, pork filled legislation that no one has read and then try to sell the garbage to its citizens as something they desperately need.

Fiscal Responsibility, this one is going to be tough for our Legislators to understand.

  • Reduce government spending.
  • Pay as you go policy, you know kind of that same thing that all of us live by, the amount coming in must be greater than the amount going out.
  • Here’s one of my personal favorites – live within your means.  Let me break it down further for those in congress that are a little s l o w.  If you bring in one million dollars, you can only spend one million dollars or less, not more.
  • While your constituents are working year after year without a pay raise, so should you.  After all, your salary comes directly from the work that your constituents do each day.  And with the low approval ratings, do you really believe you deserve a raise?
  • Cut through the red tape and say for instance, instead of paying $200 for a Stanley hammer, let’s do a little research and see if maybe buying that same hammer in bulk would save money.  Or by having an intern drive to Wal-Mart and buy one for $15 bucks, let’s get real here people.
  • Let’s stop with the bribes and payoffs to special interests, union groups and anyone else that will support you, a little less hot air and a little more actual work.  Please. 

Please as we go into the booths in November, remember not what our Legislators have said they are going to do but what they have actually done.  Actions do speak louder than words.  Do you feel that hope and change working for you?

Kim Lentz