I have never censored or removed any comments on my blog, no matter how much I may disagree, and I don't intend to start now. Oscama on the other hand chose to freeze out one television station and five major newspapers when they dared to pose difficult questions to him. But that's another story.
I want to dedicate this final political blog to the concept that I hear the most as a conservative, and it also happens to be the one that pisses me off the most. "Closed-minded."
Let me get this straight...if I have conservative values and beliefs that I refuse to waver from, then I am "closed-minded." If a liberal has a strong belief system they refuse to waver from, then they are "progressive." Kind of hypocritical, don't you think? The fact that my values and beliefs cannot be altered by whatever Tom Brokaw or Oprah Winfrey had to say that day does NOT mean I am closed-minded. I UNDERSTAND where liberals are coming from, but I strongly oppose them in every way possible. What many of you call "closed-minded" I call a standing up for what I believe in, and doing it in a consistent way.
Let's have a lesson in economics, shall we? Please read with caution. The truth hurts. The housing and credit crises are having a very real impact on our economy. No question about it. And it's George Bush's fault, right? Wrong. Greedy corporations? Partly. But the blame for this mess falls squarely at the feet of Barack Oscama, his buddies at ACORN, and liberal Democrats in Congress.
Here's the gist of it. Lots and lots of people didn't have houses of their own, because they couldn't get loans to buy them. Why? Because they couldn't AFFORD them. So the Democrats decided that wasn't "fair," and demanded that lenders offer loans who have a disparate number of loan rejections. In other words, the government mandated that home loans be available to people that didn't have the money or credit to buy one. So the banks, being banks, did so. But the only way to offer loans to people with no money was to offer bank loans that had...you guessed it...VARIABLE INTEREST RATES. So guess what happened when some of those people who couldn't afford their homes to begin with began to default on their loans? The banks started raising those interest rates in order to recoup the losses. Interest rates went up, more people that couldn't afford homes to begin with defaulted. Banks raised interest rates. Etcetera etcetera.
Everybody wants "free" healthcare! Let me explain something: GOVERNMENT-FUNDED DOES NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT EQUAL FREE. SOMEONE HAS TO PAY IT. People like most of us that have jobs and pay taxes. Of course we all want people to get healthcare! Yes! We do! But government sponsored healthcare is NOT the answer. Well, I guess it's the answer if you want 60% or more of your paycheck going to taxes so you can wait two years for surgery. Oh, I forgot, Oscama fans don't believe in people having different paychecks. That's not fair.
George Bush, the Republicans, etc. had nothing to do with oil prices when they were high, and very little to do with them dropping. Does anyone even try to understand how the free market works anymore? At all? On that note, I would like for you all to briefly look for the actual definition of a recession, and then tell me if we are actually in one. The media says we are, so it must be true, right?
If you really want to have some fun, and you are an anti-war zealot that thinks George Bush was the only one that wanted to fight the war in Iraq, go ahead and do some research about what Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Jay Rockefeller, Madelyn Albright, Ted Kennedy, and so on had to say about WMD's in Iraq LONG before George Bush became president or the war began. On that note, liberals' favorite global institution, the UN, voted to authorize the war. And didn't George Bush offer to not invade if Saddam and his sons would just leave? Ohhhh, that's right! He did!! I wonder why that's never reported...
And to our very dear friends in Europe. We are so happy that you approve of America again. And we just can't wait to have economies that are as big and vibrant as yours....oh....wait a minute. Maybe not.
Saving Social Security is very important, is it not? George Bush thought it a good idea to let YOU decide how most of YOUR social security was invested. Liberals don't think that's a good idea. They don't trust you with your money. Really, they don't trust you. Why? Because you, if given the choice, would not choose to give more of your money to someone else. But that's what they believe in. And as long as we are talking about money, please understand this concept very clearly:
CORPORATIONS DON'T PAY TAXES!!!!! CORPORATIONS WILL TAKE ANY TAXES LEVIED ON THEM AND PASS THEM ON TO YOU AND ME!!!
So when the corporate tax rates are raised and loopholes are closed, don't complain about prices rising. You've been warned. Or if you prefer to keep prices stable, that big corporation that you work for can just lay you off to recoup the costs. Or maybe you work for a shop that depends on a big corporate contract. Well, that big, evil corporation is going to come to YOU and ask for price concessions, and if you don't they'll just find another supplier.
And finally, may God forgive us all for allowing this man to legalize abortion in all its forms, no matter how viable the CHILD is. That's his plan, anyway.
I strongly suspect that if I were to ban anonymous comments I would get about 5 comments. Since I won't I expect 20 or so. I'm sure you won't disappoint. Diabetes 360 will be back very soon with its usual upbeat format about diabetes, kids, and life in general. I hope you will stay.