Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jindal Rocks My Socks

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal presents the RNC's response to President Obama's speech.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Letter to Texas Senators

Following is the letter that I sent to my Senators (Cornyn and Hutchinson). Please feel free to use the same email if you would like.

I am writing you today to implore you to continue, with other Republicans in the US Congress, to fight the proposed economic stimulus plan. Through simple common sense and digging through the available coverage of the bill, I have been able to come to the conclusion that putting our country into further debt is not an effective means to stimulate the economy. It is not possible or sensible in any way to spend oneself out of debt. In essence, it seems that is the goal of this bill. We can not keep printing money out of thin air, or we will face outrageous inflation.

The amount of money that would be committed to projects and programs is astronomical and completely inappropriate given the world's economic climate. It is unacceptable that this bill, supposedly intended to stimulate the economy, also includes elements to prepare the country for universal healthcare, spend more money on "green" initiatives and other unrelated and unnecessary expenses. The national deficit has been too high for too long, and this spending package will surely condemn future generations to major fiscal and economic challenges.

Approaching the economic situation at hand should be approached with the same capitalistic principles that have a proven track record of success: tax cuts for both individuals and businesses and less legislation that restricts business. Complicated and temporary tax "credits" or "checks" do nothing for the long term.

It appears that Senator Demint has an interesting proposal: the American Option. Please look into this and other options instead of a bill that will cripple our country's economic future. For instance, I am aware that the House Republican Study Committee proposed a much more effective and long lasting tax program as a true economic stimulus.
I hope that you and other Senate Republicans (and possibly Democrats) will stand up for what is right for the nation and fight this bill.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


50 De-Stimulating Facts
Chapter and verse on a bad bill.
By Stephen Spruiell & Kevin Williamson

I highly recommend reading... or at least skimming. This offers another break-down of all the miscellaneous items included in the proposed so-called "stimulus" package (which seems more and more to have less to do with stimulating the economy, and more and more with spending into oblivion).

Speaking of spending, does anyone wonder where this money is coming from? Easy answer: we are simply printing more...
Problem? When does money begin to lose value? If China and Japan decide they are no longer interested in buying our debt (that's what happens now) will we just print the billions that are necessary for this proposed package?
Please see the graph:[1][id]=AMBNS

Notice that the sharpest spike in the amount of money in circulation is merely in the past 6 months?
Believe me... this is a problem.

I am presently finishing composing a letter to my Senators (Cornyn and Bailey-Huchison). I will post here when it is sent, in case you would like to "borrow" it and send it yourself, too.