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July 11, 2011 | 1,802 views | 2 comments

Harlingen, Texas, July 11, 2011: The President couldn’t obtain his trillion dollars in higher taxes at the joint meeting with congressional leaders, so he held another press conference. He stuttered and stammered his way through lengthy questions and answers without the aid of his famed teleprompter. The event was a combination of the usual blame game answers; combined with the same rhetorical hype everyone has been hearing for the full length of this failed administration.

At a time when press conferences take the place of solid legislative dialog, the American public waits for action inside the Washington beltway. The people are angered at the huge debt and administrative regulations that have strangled business. More than half of the population believes things would improve if we, as a nation, would only spend less. Instead of action relative to these areas of public concern, we only get more political jabber.

It is a fact the Obama Administration has had more than two and a half years to resolve our pitiful economic mess and do something significant to gain back the 2.5 millions jobs lost in America since the Inauguration. It is also true that the elected officials in Congress have done next to nothing about moving the country into a prosperous recovery. The main reason for this lack of positive movement is in reality the fault of me, you and every person who did or did not enter the voting booth and elect significant leaders. That is the key word here.... leaders. We just don’t have true leaders or legislators in Washington. We have a huge body of political hacks; each one endowed with a very limp linguine spine and totally incapable of making strong, meaningful decisions that will benefit every American.

Give our politicos, Democrat or Republican, a problem to solve and they will first check their political base to see how it will play in that theater. Next they check the opposition political base to see how they will react. They check with their donors to see how any given action will impact the flow of donations into their reelection piggy bank. They check to see how many votes it will win them at the next election. They check to see how many votes will be lost. They check its possible impact on the mass media. Yes, they check just about everything that might hurt their political lives or their power in Washington. What they do not consider is how meaningful legislation could help the country.

Texans are known for colorful language and descriptive sayings. One that I have used in print deals with how we elect people to office. “Naturally when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hairs-breath worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other.”

I can’t positively identify the originator of that remark, but he or she was not far off target. The entire country seems determined to elect those awful dipsticks, all who have gone out of their way to turn a grand nation into an economic basket case.

The White House is filled with academics and its expanded Czar Club. There is not a single person with the leadership in either political party with enough backbone to face up to the consequences, whatever they may be.... and do the right thing.

Semper Fidelis
 
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Barbara Beck  
Floresville, TX  
July 11, 2011 10:03pm
 
 
These folks remind me of someone who is holding bills in the left hand and the bank account in the right hand. They want the bank account to mysteriously grow to cover the ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
July 11, 2011 2:34pm
 
 
New column posted.
 

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