Saturday, September 17, 2011

President Bill Clinton

I was just watching a replay of U.S. President Bill Clinton's first State of the Union Address.  It is a tragedy that the term limit for president was not extended during his time.  The budget that was balanced would not have exploded out of control, the dangers of terrorism that were so evil and came to being on 9/11 would not have happened for they were known about but ignored by Clinton's successor, health care reform would have been passed much sooner, thereby freeing families to live more healthy, productive lives and have more disposable income for themselves rather than on medical bills.

Many politicians speak words, but Clinton inherently understood what he was talking about, perhaps more than any other president in U.S. history.  If you are able to replay this address, you will understand what a visionary he was.  He forecast that if health care reform was not passed, we would see deficits approaching a billion dollars shortly after the turn of the century.  And what did we see during the Bush administration?  Deficits approaching a billion dollars.  We went from having a genius in the White House to a child in the White House, and we clearly saw the difference.  Unless or until moderates and Republicans begin to see that it is better to have a Democrat in the White House than it is to have a bad Republican, America's problems will continue.

Had Bill Clinton been in office from 1992-2008, American would be strong, we would continue to have a large surplus, our education system would be the envy of the world, interest rates would be low, and the stock market (which he tripled from 3, 200 when he took office to 10,800 when he left), would probably be over 20,000 by now.  America is much, much worse off because he wasn't given extended terms.  We are much, much worse.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rick Perry Wants to Raise Your Taxes

Rick Perry, amazingly elected to be a governor (of Texas) declared that the savings program you most likely contribute to (Social Security) is a Ponzi scheme.  Perry wants to do away with Social Security, meaning that all the amount you have contributed to up until now will be lost forever.  

This would amount to the biggest tax increase in United States history.  Up until now, you have been contributing money to your own Social Security account that you thought was safe.  But then George W. Bush spent your money on the Iraq War.  You didn't count on Republicans coming into power--silly you.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jobs in the U.S.

President Barack Obama presented his Jobs Bill before Congress tonight.  It's pretty simple, straightforward and people in both parties support it.  If there aren't millions of jobs created in the next two years, we know it will be because of Republicans in Congress.  Obama has presented a plan while Congress has come up with nothing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rick Perry Wants Texas to Secede from United States

Governor Rick Perry, who some people want for President of the United States, hates the United States so much that he wants Texas to Secede from the U.S. 

Besides this fact, Texas has given us lots of bad presidents over the years...Don't think we want to go down that road again.