Difference between our Economy being Fundamentally Strong vs. Fundamentally Sound totally and clearly explained


Don’t you get it now?

Definitions:
Sound: financially secure and safe; “sound investments”; “a sound economy”
Strong: solid: of good quality and condition; solidly built; not faint or feeble;

McCain sure was out of touch…

Under Obama – I’m a filthy evil Phatty McRicherson

The best part about this ad is that the left doesn’t even deny it’s true. Here is a little segment from the HuffPo. Note the lack of denial cloaked behind, ‘well…technically speaking…’ bullcrap:

“The claim that Obama voted to raise taxes on people making more than $42,000 comes with a caveat. The Budget Resolution that Obama voted for and McCain now highlights was a provision to allow portions of the 2001 And 2003 Tax Cuts to expire. Taxes would have gone up. But it was not a vote to raise taxes.”

The simple question is – will Obama raise taxes? The answer is yes. And don’t try the ‘only on the rich’ because that is total subjective class based crap. Who gets to decide that, and how is that fair? 

“Oh – we’re sorry. We’ve decided that you’ve become too successful. We are now going to steal force you to pay more than other less successful people on the assumption that the only reason you are wealthy is because you somehow exploited people to get there. But don’t get upset, we are doing it for the good of ________________(insert glittering generality: i.e. ‘the children,’ ‘the elderly,’ ‘to save the planet’)”

-you’re friendly governmental tyranny

I know that the ‘Robin Hood’ approach sounds all justified and appeals to some people – but realize that it wasn’t simply ‘the rich’ whom Robin Hood was stealing from to give back to the poor. It was the corrupt government who was taxing the crap out of it’s people, and Robin Hood fought against that tyranny, or so the story goes.

Don’t be fooled. Taxing ‘the rich’ for the benefit of the poor, is bold faced, class based Marxism.

My wife and I worked our freaking rears off to get to where we are today (with some loving help from our parents who also worked their own rears off…). We went to college so that we could get decent paying jobs, and are now paying off our own educations. The idea that the state should have the right to force us to pay more for other people who have not chosen to work as hard, in my opinion, is totally unethical.

What say you? Would you like your taxes raised when you reach a certain level of prosperity defined by politicians?

The Problem with MoveOn’s -Little Alex- Ad

Here’s MoveOn’s ad:

And here’s part of Bill Kristol’s NYT Op-Ed containing some poignant remarks from an actual mother of a soldier:  (Read the Full Piece)

…So, why, I wondered after first seeing the MoveOn ad, did I find it so … creepy?

I was having trouble putting my finger on just why until I came across a post by a mother of a soldier recently deployed in Iraq, at the Web site BlueStarChronicles.com.

Here’s what the mother of an actual soldier has to say about the remarks of the mother of the prospective non-soldier in the ad:

Does that mean that she wants other people’s sons to keep the wolves at bay so that her son can live a life of complete narcissism? What is it she thinks happens in the world? … Someone has to stand between our society and danger. If not my son, then who? If not little Alex then someone else will have to stand and deliver. Someone’s son, somewhere.

This is the sober truth. Unless we enter a world without enemies and without war, we will need young men and women willing to risk their lives for our nation. And we’re not entering any such world.

We do, however, live in a free country with a volunteer army. In the United States, individuals can choose to serve in the military or not. The choice not to serve should carry no taint, nor should it be viewed with the least prejudice. If Alex chooses to pursue other opportunities, he won’t be criticized by John McCain or anyone else.

But that’s not at all the message of the MoveOn ad.

The MoveOn ad is unapologetic in its selfishness, and barely disguised in its disdain for those who have chosen to serve — and its contempt for those parents who might be proud of sons and daughters who are serving. The ad boldly embraces a vision of a selfish and infantilized America, suggesting that military service and sacrifice are unnecessary and deplorable relics of the past.

And the sole responsibility of others.

Emphasis Mine

ht: NYT

UPDATE: I forgot to link to my former post about the whole, “McCain – 100 years of war,” comment so you can actually hear what he said in context. This is important because when you listen to it in context, you will immediately realize that his actual comment has absolutely nothing to do with a 100 year long war in Iraq. Listen to it here. But then again, telling the truth would destroy the entire premise of MoveOn’s silly ad, so…

Sen. McCain Understands Iraq

I hate to say it, but Sen. Obama does not. McCain continues to make efforts to get closer to situation in Iraq so he can broaden his understanding – Sen. Obama basically repeats talking points (You might as well listen to a speech by Harry “the war is lost” Reid).

This is the question you should be asking about the situation in Iraq: Who do you think understands more clearly what is actually going on there: The troops on the ground, or a bunch of policy makers back in Washington?

The one thing Sen. McCain understands is that if we really want to figure out what’s going on, we have to talk to the men directly involved.

You can get this perspective too. Read this book by Michael Yon:
Moment of Truth in Iraq: How a New ‘Greatest Generation’ of American Soldiers is Turning Defeat and Disaster into Victory and Hope

Moment of Truth in Iraq - Michael Yon

Michael Yon, who is self supported, has spent months amongst the troops (more time than any other journalist) on the ground in Iraq. His book is what I like to call, the no Bull-S*** assessment of the situation. It’s a great read and you can get a clear picture of what General Petraeus’ strategy is for Iraq. I read half the book in one sitting cause I just couldn’t put it down.

Then you can congratulate yourself. In reading this book you will know more about the War in Iraq than most of the senators in Congress, sadly, including Sen. Obama.

As a voter, you owe it to yourself.

Also recommended: The Looming Tower.