James Wilson, one of our founding fathers, urged the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to “look beyond their own time and constituencies to the needs of generations yet unborn.”
Many of the leaders of our country seem to have lost sight of this purpose. Will our children and grandchildren ever see America in its greatness as we once knew it?
Real Clear Politics reported last month that 73 percent of Americans disapprove of Congress and 61.2 percent believe America is on the wrong track.
As of Tuesday, October 19, 2010 the Treasury Department posted new numbers showing that our national debt hit an all-time, jaw-dropping high of $13.665 trillion.
The Bureau of Public Debt has projected the national debt will soar in Mr. Obama’s fourth year in office to nearly $16.5 trillion in 2012.
That’s more than 100 percent the value of the nation’s economy.
Since Mr. Obama has been president the national debt has increased $3.2 trillion. This increase has taken place in less than two years. Mr. Obama has become a prolific finger-pointer, blaming George W. Bush for sky-rocketing debt.
It seems that Mr. Obama is using whatever excuse he can find to justify his radical spending agenda. How long will he go on spending this country into oblivion while continuing to blame our former president?
It might be one thing if all the federal stimulus and bailout funds actually helped the economy; they have not. To make matters worse, unemployment continues steadily on the rise.
The Obama-Reid-Pelosi policies have created widespread uncertainty and even fear across this country.
Political big-wigs recently in town campaigning for Patty Murray have told supporters to not be “fooled” or “played” by the conservatives.
What is wrong with conservative values such as living within our means and expecting our government to do the same?
On October 20, 2010, The Seattle Times reported that it will cost the city of Seattle $150,000 to pay for security when President Obama comes to town to campaign for Patty Murray.
This doesn’t even begin to address the tens of thousands of our taxpayer dollars going toward the travel and other costs associated with the campaign stop.
It is ridiculous that with our country in economic upheaval we are bearing this burdensome cost. (Should we be responsible for this unnecessary cost even if our country was not in a financial crisis?)
I would submit to you that the numbers speak clearly for themselves. The national debt number alone should be enough to cause every American citizen to vote for those who pledge to not raise taxes.
90,000 Boeing employees recently received letters informing them their health care costs will increase significantly in 2011.
Why is it often when government tries to “help” us, it ends up costing us more?
We need to elect those who are committed to serving us in the United States Senate and who fully support returning government back to what it should be, by following those same principles that led to the founding of our great nation and blessed us with the prosperity we enjoyed during the 80’s and 90’s.
Big government has got to stop chasing businesses and individuals away from the American Dream. Big government has got to stop reaching into our wallets. Big government has got to go away.
We, the citizens, must vote for those who will work tirelessly to restore our individual liberties as well as our economic strength.