... Can America afford Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Frank Kratovil?
Driving into the office this morning I heard an interview with House Speaker Nancy "Little Tommy" Pelosi. In her closing remarks she stated that she looked forward to the Democrats having a larger majority in January so that she could "end the war in Iraq and begin fixing the economy".
As for ending the war in Iraq, that is a farce. There is little that Congress can do short of pulling funding. The Democrats simply don't posses the stones for a move like that.
What concerns me most is her desire to "fix" the economy. History has shown us that government, while able to inflict great damage, can do little to "fix" an economy. The only forms of government action which have proven successful are those that simply undo past mistakes. Things like reducing spending, lowering taxes, reducing the regulatory burden on the nation's citizens and employers.
Sure, we all know that Dems like Obama, Biden, and Pelosi all think that the FDR administrations was proof that massive deficit spending will cure all ills. Unfortunately, history has since taught us that it was World War II, and not the welfare state, which dragged the US out of the Great Depression. All of those juicy government programs simply provided temporary, and local, fixes to problems.
Consequently, what is expected to be mild to average recession in 2009 could turn into a severe downturn if Obama, Biden and Pelosi have their collective way. While it is certainly not a slam dunk that we'll see an Obama-Biden ticket elected, should we risk putting an extra vote for socialism in Congress - like Frank Kratovil?
I know, Blue Dog Frank claims that he's INDEPENDENT. Unfortunately, INDEPENDENT translates from the "Democrat Speak" into - "I may vote in the best interests of my district UNTIL Speaker Pelosi tells me otherwise."
cross posted at Delmarva Dealings