He Said What?
Take a look at this quote by Barack Obama from a town hall meeting this week:
“The challenge for the tea party movement is to identify specifically ‘What would you do?’” to help turn around the economy and produce jobs.
“It’s not enough just to say, ‘Get control of government.’ I think it’s important for you to say, ‘You know, I’m willing to cut veterans’ benefits or Social Security benefits or I’m willing to see these taxes go up.’”
Is he serious?
Let’s see: We have a total Federal Budget, not counting stimulus spending, of around $3.3 trillion dollars. Veterans Affairs account for $110 billion and Social Security around $500 billion. So above any other program in the remaining $2.7 trillion, the first ones worth mentioning are Veterans and Social Security? Wow.
This your plan, Mr. Obama? Come on. Shouldn’t we just go for it? I know. Maybe we could push the old people out on icebergs into the oceans. Or better yet, make them into crackers for the Veterans to eat. That’s save a ton of money.
I hope you forgive me that ludicrous bit of imagery for a moment, but I just seems like the Obama Administration is quickly becoming bad fiction. Either that or they think we are dumb. “Oh, we better agree with everything Mr. Obama says or they’re gonna cut Grandma’s benefits.” Or he must think senior citizens don’t vote.
Vote for real change. Start getting rid of these all talk, no action, corporately funded suits out of office beginning in November. Don’t assume that swinging back and forth on a trapeze between the Republicratic parties is going to get you anywhere. I’d like to invite you to vote for the common sense that is the Green Party. That is where you are going to find a real difference.