Be a Squeaky Wheel
By: Patti Bankson
Remember those speeches President Obama made about the importance of getting things done quickly? No time to waste? We hesitate at our peril? First: the Stimulus Bill. He needed billions of dollars to keep the financial sky from falling. According to him, people were standing at roadside construction sites, shovels in hand, just waiting for his signature on the bill… as soon as that happened, it would be, â€œHi Ho, Hi Ho, itâ€™s off to work they go!â€ Those were the so-called shovel ready jobs. To be fair, some of those shovels actually touched dirt, put some to work, but nowhere near the numbers promised. In fact, the unemployment rate blew right on past his estimated unemployment rate. Theyâ€™ve excelled in one sector of our economy, though… Move over small businesses… the governmentâ€™s got the jobs.! Why, just look at the number of Czar jobs theyâ€™ve created, and all the Czarette jobs created to help those Czars do their jobs.
In the meantime, helping the economy… putting people back to work… helping businesses stay open, by cutting taxes is out of the question. Although their favorite Democrat President, JFK, recognized cutting taxes as the way to go, todayâ€™s Liberals refuse to even entertain the thought. Hereâ€™s why. The biggie… that old red herring they keep tossing out: tax cuts benefit only the richest 1%. Well, it used to be just the richest 1%… now itâ€™s just â€œthe wealthyâ€. And the $$ definition of â€œwealthyâ€ is ever-changing, depending on what spending program they need money for, compared to how much they can squeeze out of those who qualify as â€œwealthyâ€… today. Thatâ€™s how they keep you from focusing on the fact that cutting taxes requires them to cut spending. Cut Spending? In Washington, D.C.? Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha! Not going to happen. See, if youâ€™re thinking that all the proposed spending is simply because the President and Congress care, then youâ€™re that naÃ¯ve one some sheister is looking for to buy the proverbial bridge in Brooklyn. No, No, No! The spending is part of the political Tit-for-Tat, Iâ€™ll Scratch your back, if youâ€™ll scratch mine, give me what I want, and Iâ€™ll give you what you want… get me elected and Iâ€™ll give you the Key to the City; maybe even the White House. And, hey! Iâ€™m not making this up… this is exactly what Obama, the Candidate, promised to do as Obama, the President. Hereâ€™s what he said to ACORN in a campaign speech: … before Iâ€™m even inaugurated, during the transition, Iâ€™m going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. Weâ€™re gonna be having meetings all across the country with Community Organizations so that you have input into the agenda of the next President of the United States.
Wouldnâ€™t we all like to have that kind of access… that kind of input. Well, if youâ€™ve been wondering what it takes… there you have it, straight from the horseâ€™s mouth, so to speak…. Belong to ACORN, or the SEIU or some other union. Or, even better… join a Tea Party. Protest. Email, phone, write your people in D.C. They may seem totally deaf and dismissive now, but theyâ€™ll hear us when the next election rolls around.
Just remember… the squeaky wheel always gets the oil.
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