Friday, April 03, 2009

Man-caused disaster?

So much has happened since my last post, so little time to write. Let’s start with the new and improved executive power grab. Timmy Turbo Tax is asking for the power to seize any private company whenever he determines it to be necessary. He also wants the power to regulate corporate pay. And now Barney wants to regulate the salary of any employee in any company that receives government assistance. If these things should happen, then the Sec of Treasury effectively becomes the most powerful man in the world. And remember, this is an appointed position, not someone duly elected by the people. Change we can believe in?

And then there’s Turbo Tax’s plan to ease the credit crunch. This is the plan that was supposed to be unveiled 2 months ago and is basically the same plan that Paulson initially proposed before changing his mind. We’re back to square one. He is asking for the private sector to invest in the bad paper that has caused all this mess, along with some gov’t help. Basically, a private company puts in 10%, the gov’t puts up the other 90%, the money will be aimed at buying up bad mortgage debt to free the banks and allow more lending. Sounds good on the surface, but with one big problem. Remember, Obama has spent much time hammering corporate executives for making too much money. Anytime a bonus is paid out on Wall Street, the recipient is brutally flogged by the media while Obama verbally abuses them for their greed. Thus the question: Why would anyone want to go into business with the government? Even with such attractive investment terms, a company who makes such an investment runs the risk of being demonized by the administration should they actually make money on the deal. Does this plan make sense to anyone?

If any company needs further insight on the consequences of dealing with Washington, then maybe they should chat with the folks at GM. President Obama is now apparently the de facto CEO at GM, since he executed a non-existent executive power to fire the sitting CEO. This is a first. The Supreme Court – which is supposed to step in whenever one branch of government oversteps its legal bounds – is nowhere to be found. Now Obama wants us all to take comfort knowing that the government will honor all GM warranties. Does that make give you more confidence in GM’s cars? I’d have felt more comfortable buying from GM before Obama became the new CEO, even if they went bankrupt. Regardless, they are still on my boycott list and no “come on down, we’re cutting prices to the bone” promotion from Obama will change that.

And now Obama is in Europe asking his fellow leaders to implement their own stimulus plan and to pledge more troops to Afghanistan. Neither will happen and Obama will likely return home empty handed. Why? Well, those other leaders may like Obama, but it’s clear to me they don’t respect him, and that makes a big difference. They don’t respect him because Obama has no bargaining power. With him in office, there will be no consequences for not cooperating with him. He’s too interested in being liked. This is different from Bush, who didn’t care about popularity. They may have hated the guy, but they respected him because he drove hard bargains and followed through on any threats of negative consequences. But at least the Queen has a new ipod, complete with copies of all of Obama’s major speeches.

You know things are bad when the European socialists are telling Obama that he’s spending too much money. And why would our “allies” commit more troops to a war on terror that doesn’t exist. This guy has become a master ventriloquist. He demotes the war to an “overseas contingency operation” against something other than enemy combatants in order to avoid “man-caused disasters”, which sounds more like a job for the Red Cross than the military. Now, he wants other nations to assist in these “overseas contingency operations” because we need more troops to fight the non-enemy combatants and prevent another man-caused disaster. This has me thoroughly confused, so no doubt the leaders of Europe feel the same way, which is probably why no one will help us.

And finally, his latest quest is to dump all nuclear weapons. Sounds great. I’m sure North Korea, Iran, Pakistan and all major terrorist organizations will line up to join the world in unified disarmament, lest we risk a major big-time man caused disaster.

Man-caused disaster? Come to think of it, there's probably no better way to describe Obama's first 100 days in office.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You sound just like the left did when Dubya took office. Oh noes, overstepping his power! Oh noes, police state! But of course that was different you see, for he was a REPUBLICAN.

Honestly, it's a shame all you partisan morons can't see what a joke you are. To think that this nation has ignored the words of its first president and devolved into a false 'us vs them' dichotomy... it's nothing short of shameful.

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

It seems to me that the above anonymous comment was made by someone that is too cowardly to place a name or a web-address on his absurd blurb! reb
_________________________________
www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com

allison said...

I completely agree with the anonymous poster and I am not too cowardly to give my name.

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Yes allison, of course; we all know that you are a courageous lady, but you do not have a website, but I do believe the timid one does; he's hiding his identity; I've met this fellow before! reb
__________________________________

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Dr John,

Since you seem to have an equal number of both positive & negative
comments, and one of the latter prefers to disagree by referring to many of us as "Partisan Morons", and 'allison completely agrees'...

I would like to publish your fine analysis as presented here, with your permission, and with the title,

"Man-Caused Disasters" reb
__________________________________
www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com

John Washburn said...

I find it quite amusing that one who disagrees with Bush or opposes the war in Iraq is patriotic because of their dissent. Yet, criticize the messiah and you're a "partisan moron". I'm sure Mr. Anonymous isn't partisan at all. Chances are he's a far-Left loon since they're the ones who are most adept at name-calling and most determined to silence any opposition to their ongoing coup, but I'm only speculating given his lack of courage to even leave a name behind his opinion.

I also find it interesting that Obama can do whatever he wants, the Constitution be damned, and the Lefties are just fine with it. Yet, Bush could sneeze too loud and they'd call for impeachment. These people have absolutely no solid principles. Right and wrong depends on the person doing the act.

Obama is carrying out military action in Pakistan and that's okay with these people. Bush goes into Iraq WITH Congressional approval and he's called a war criminal. Ridiculous.

Reb, feel free to use my words in any forum you see fit. That's why I do this.