The joint finance committee of the Wisconsin state legislature should be voted out of office. The kinds of items that be placed in the next budget for this state can only be considered as stupid, idiotic, and other adjectives like these. When battling with the 6 1/2 billion dollar deficit, they chose to only increase the spending by about 6 1/2%. With revenue falling because of the recession, because of Jim Doyle's mishandling of the business climate in this state, and the desire to be ahead of the curve on socialization of the economy, we are going to be headed to an even worse situation in two years. Be prepared.
Now the question becomes: will the rest of the assembly have enough common sense, courageous, and backbone to correct it? I'm not optimistic. The state sales tax is now becoming the only tax not raised by the Doyle administration. Since 2003 everything else has gone up. With the economic climate what it is, one would think that the state legislature would be looking for ways to responsibly cut spending. But it hasn't.
When President Obama says he does not want to run the automobile industry, you can count on that-to be a lie. When President Obama says he does not want to run General Motors, his actions speak to the contrary. He began by forcing out General Motors Chairman Richard Waggoner. He then ordered a restructuring of the company to include ending half its brands and laying off about 20,000 people in the meantime. General Motors will now be forced to manufacture small, cheap, unsafe cars that America does not want. However, the liberal agenda will force them on the marketplace giving us no other choice than to buy these small, cheap, unsafe cars. It will be a political victory similar to what happened in Germany in the 1930s. The Germans were all happy with the Volkswagen beetle.
Just days after the Obama administration's promoters were going out telling how well the stimulus package has worked in America by slowing down the job losses, they will now adjust their plans to give us more of the same. More of the same deficit spending. They will be moving up the scheduling of the shovel ready projects. The administration will be rebuilding America's airports while the industry goes out of business. Because of the high fuel prices, no one will be able to fly. The administration will be re-building America's roads. But we will not be able to buy cars. All roads will lead to nowhere.
Democrats generally think of themselves as being better than everybody else. This is because they blame all of their problems on the Bush administration and being anti-Bush than simply makes them better. In their opinions.
That attitude in some form has worked its way into the state assembly. Like Congress, they have a higher majority than they have had in years and although they campaigned on a promise of bipartisanship, compromise for them is only if Republicans surrender their ideas and ideals and begin to think like the Liberals. They spend money they haven't got, and raising taxes bring such glee to their lives they don't need an afterlife.
Six months after spending more money in that six months than other administrations have spent an entire term,(even adjusted for inflation,) President Barack Obama is now going to revert back to his campaign promise of pay-as-you-go. Extra in one area would be counterbalanced by cuts in other areas or by tax increases. Democrats are going to love that last part.
We have already reached the point where we are borrowing half of the federal budget. We have quadrupled the annual deficit. Democrats are not going to stop spending. They believe their over bloated bureaucracies are now paying for necessities of all Americans. It was easy to convince people that they should now be getting a handout for doing the exact same things they have done for years. Don't want to work? Here's money for staying home. Can't pay your mortgage? Here's money to reward you for not being able to budget. Got no skills or goals? Here's money for schooling. The list goes on...
Once again President Barack Obama is urging the citizens of this country and the House of Representatives to act quickly. We must act now to fix another one of the worst crises in America. We must fix health care. Well, the health care system in this country is in need of reform but the problem is way too large to be fixed vaguely and as quickly as Obama wants us to do.
This crisis cannot even be blamed on George Bush. This of course causes a huge dilemma for the Democrats. The last Democratic administration set out to change the health care system as we know it and did not change it. It did not get changed because it was the wrong plan for the time. Obama's plan also is the wrong plan for this time.
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle recently called on the Wisconsin State Legislature to meet and pass a budget so that it can be enacted by its deadline July 1. His justification for this was so that the budget cuts could be enacted and would save Wisconsin taxpayers money. Somehow, I find this hard to believe.
Doyle's incentive to get things done has never been to save the taxpayers money. His record for raising taxes will certainly justify this. He wants the tax increases to be enacted faster. He wants his social programs expanded. He wants the bureaucracy further bloated.
One would think that after months of complaining, and being cynical about how this trustworthy a tax-and-spend liberals could be, that Congressional Democrats could not possibly do anything that would make me more disappointed in them. But they have.
The latest legislation to be bulldozed through Congress without details, no specifics, abetted by lies is to do good, feel-good legislation known as climate change. Formerly known as global warming, the name had to be changed because the science no longer backed up the propaganda. Also known as climate change caused by man, it is the latest economy wrecking bill being shoved on the American people by the Obama administration.