Grim Outlook

We are well and truly screwed. Sayeth President Obama:

The time for talk is over. The time for action is now.

Why didn’t someone tell the voting public this before we elected a President whose only proven skill is talking? Meanwhile John McCain, doggone him, tried an alternative stimulus bill that reminds us why, despite his shortcomings, he was the far better choice:

It carried a price tag of $421 billion, less than half the White House-backed measure. The majority of that was in the form of a one-year cut in the payroll tax and reductions in the two lowest income tax brackets.

Sad to consider that a $421,000,000,000 bill is light and refreshing compared to whatever leviathan the Democrats will end up passing. Alas, Harry Reid knows that history’s largest bundle of pork is worth sticking to regardless of what the miserable Republicans think:

If they think they’re going to rewrite this bill and Barack Obama is going to walk away from what he is trying to do for the American people, they’ve got another thought coming.

A massive pile of new spending from House Democrats is growing ever more massive in the Senate, which sits fine with Harry Reid. Instead of doing what he said he’d do and fighting the Democratic leadership as they use desperate times to employ the same old liberal measures, Obama will do what he’s always done: talk about centrism and act from the left.

I see two ways of looking at this.

  1. We elected liberals to the White House and both houses of the legislature so they could grow government and reduce freedom at great cost to taxpayers. America is screwed.
  2. We elected liberals to the White House and both houses of the legislature unaware that they would grow government and reduce freedom at great cost to taxpayers. America is screwed.

If you’re looking to feel really depressed, read Senator Coburn’s statement from yesterday. To quote Mark Steyn, from an October 26th Orange County Register article I wish more voters would have read,

The spirit of the age is: Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it. Why can’t the government sort out my health care? Why can’t they pick up my mortgage?

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