Wednesday, November 03, 2010

On the Brink of...

The Country for the most part came to their senses and voted according to what they saw as America in Decline. However, certain parts of the country seemed to have embraced the decline and actually voted for acceleration of the decline. Here in California a most curious idiosyncrasy occurs every election. Herein CA the state is nearly bankrupt, it has been in the near complete control of Democrats for 40 years. So, on the verge of insolvency, what is the smart thingm to do? Would it be to retain the elected officials who created this mess? Apparently so. Maybe the people here thought that Arnold was the Repub brand and he was the one to blame. Well Arnold caved at his first defeat by the unions and the special interests, he was a lame duck for years, with a teeny veto pen. Now we have tax and spenders at every level of State Govt. And worse still the Legislatures were given the ability to raise taxes with a simple majority now. But the far seeing voters didn't quite get that one, they were so focused on no more taxes and fees. And a straight one time payment of 18$ to get in all state parks was too much to pay! But wait, there's more. The proposition to suspend the carbon tax failed, so what do we get? Higher taxes on gasoline and heating gas and most likely all utilities. Go figure that one out. We are in a no tax and fee mode and give politicians the right to raise taxes on us every way to Sunday, I am thoroughly convinced that my fellow citizens in this state are insane , or just plain stupid. And voting Jerry Brown as a 3rd chance Governor is the coup de grace. Don't think he will raise taxes whenever and wherever he can??!!?? Say by to prop 13 and good bye to your homes, seniors on fixed incomes, Jerry Brown has a plan to save the state. He will save it all right, for the Government workers, Unions, and illegal aliens. We will have lots of teachers firefighters and prison guards wondering how the illegals will pay enough taxes to support their lucrative retirements. Oh well, the state is in decline so I guess it might as well go all the way down then maybe the Conservatives will get a chance to fix it. At least here they cannot be blamed for how bad things are, they have not had a say in sooooo long.

On the National level part of me is somewhat relieved that the Dems kept the Senate. I feared that if Obama had the Republicans to blame by way of their new gains in both chambers he could have cruised to another 4 years. Now the Democrats simply must show some leadership and some restraint at the same time. This kind of gridlock may work in the countrys favor. I just don't see the economy totally turning around in the next 2 years so I think we conservatives need to learn to lead and learn to work with baby steps. 2012 is shaping up to be the pivotal election, and while I don't think I will have the ability to leave CA by then, I should be close, and all the evidence anyone needs as to the failures of liberalism will be apparent for anyone with eyes to see.

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