Liberals don’t understand the true costs of spending other people’s money. This is evident in the Obama Administration’s answer to our current debt crisis-raise taxes so they’ll have more money to waste. This can only be described as clueless ignorance of the facts. None are so blind as those who refuse to see.
Pelosi tells us serfs that we must make sacrifices. Yet in 2009, her delegation of around 100 attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on the taxpayer’s dime ($1 million well wasted). 15 Democrats and 6 Republican Congressmen were in attendence. They spent $4,406 dollars or $2,200 a day for food and rooms for two nights. Thank God above for sending the now famous global warming myth busting blizzard that forced this tax greedy entourage to leave early. The total for hotel, meeting rooms, and a couple of hospitality suites of $1,000 a night topped $400,000. This is the liberal idea of fiscal responsability.
Fifty-nine aides flew commercial for $5,000-$10,000 each totaling $408,064. Queen Pelosi used three military jets (and Obama talks about bigwigs using private jets) at $168,351 for flight time at a total costs of $1.1 million. Even with such frivolous waste of tax dollars liberals like Pelosi will tell us with a straight face that they are serious about reducing the national debt.
To see that the Obama Administration is truly clueless, one only has to look at the Department of Transportation reauthorization. Pages 168 and 169 of the 498 page draft proposal contain a scheme to track and tax (via an Electronic On-Board Recorder) every single mile each American drives a year. Just another way for money lusting bureaucrats with delusions of totalitarian grandeur to fleece us.
All this mounting debt falls on the backs of already overburdened Alabama citizens. Alabamians have been silent for far too long. Thankfully we have had principled leaders like 3rd Congressional District Representative Mike Rogers and our Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby speaking out in our defense. They’ve fought hard and long to bring common sense back to Washington.
Alabama’s leaders both state and federal have worked to curb wasteful spending and bring our national debt under control. This is hard to do with a President hell-bent on exercising Socialistic redistribution of wealth. You simply cannot spend your way out of trillions of dollars of debt.
Leading the charge for a balanced budget and common sense in government is U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, Republican freshman from Huntsville. Representative Brooks recently stated that it’s a 100% certainty the U.S. will go bellyup, if we keep digging ourselves into a yearly trillion dollar deficit hole. He likened our national debt to a person making $50,000 a year spending $80,000 a year while trying to pay off a $320,000 credit card. He deserves the support of all Alabama citizens.
The people of Alabama need to speak up against raising our debt ceiling until real cuts are made. Exercise your rights as a citizen. Call, write, fax, e-mail, or visit your leaders and tell them to balance our nation’s checkbook. It’s sad that foreign powers own 47% of our nations debt. We need to leave our children and grandchildren something besides monumental debt and servitude to tyrants like China. It’s up to us; are you up for the challenge Alabama?