party like it's 1776
It seems fitting that on our Independence Day Americans would gather in locations all across our country and engage in that most American of activities - protest against the government. Somewhere, our Founding Fathers are smiling.
Of course they're surely NOT smiling at the size and cost of the government they helped establish. Which is the reason for the protests to begin with. In fact, one could imagine the Founders wondering what's taken us so long to begin to seriously buck against the monstrous growth of a government who's finances are so unsustainable as to put the future existence of the country itself at serious risk.
People are finally waking up...
But finally there is an awakening going on all across our country, as the tremendous expansion of government control and government spending (and borrowing) proposed by Barack Obama is opening they eyes of many people who previously didn't give it much thought.
His first annual budget approached almost FOUR TRILLION dollars! A budget that made a “down-payment” on socialized medicine and other massive expansions of government.
In the past year we've added trillions of dollars to our national debt – which is currently over TEN TRILLION and counting!
There was the AIG bailout. Then there was the bank bailout, (part one), and the auto bailout, (part one). Then there was the “stimulus” bill. Then a second auto bailout, and the Democrat's proposed energy taxes. read more »