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What is the Cost of Hope and Change, Now?

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Nine trillion.

It’s sobering to think that the cost of hope and change is nine trillion dollars, but that’s what we heard today from President Obama himself.

When does it stop?

When does enough become enough?

When do we, as Americans, finally put our collective foot down and tell Washington that we’re not going to tolerate anymore of the ridiculous spending?

In all fairness, this isn’t all on the shoulders of Barack Obama or George Bush.  This is a Washington problem.  For some reason, Washington believes the answer to every problem is to throw more money at it.  Whether it be the policy of Tax and Spend, made popular by the Democrats, or Deficit Spending made popular by the GOP, the thing is, for some reason, the Washington establishment believes that to survive, it must spend…and spend…and spend.

We spend on defense, we spend on entitlements, we spend when the unions gripe, we spend when Wall Street gripes…and yet, in all of this, we miss the one thing that we need to stop doing…stop the spending.

The Bush White House really began some of the most reckless spending initiatives, allowing for deep deficits and constant increases in the debt ceiling, forgetting the principles of smaller government and fiscal frugality.  As time moved on, Obama campaigned on how much George Bush was spending, on how fiscally irresponsible the President was, and said he would go through spending bills, line by line, to eliminate wasteful spending projects.

Yet, we have sat back and watched bill after bill of tremendous spending has been pushed out of Washington, continuously plunging our national debt to such insane lows that now, today, Barack Obama is talking about how we’re talking between seven and nine trillion.

We need to really revisit how we do business in Washington, because both political parties are showing a serious lack of judgment.  They don’t read the spending bills.  They don’t think it’s okay to spend only money that one has.  They insert private projects into these bills to get a piece of the pie.  And they don’t care what you have to pay in taxes or what you say in objections. 

They spend your money recklessly and they don’t care what you think.  They want you to fail so they can succeed.

Nine trillion.

The establishment is corrupt and, for as long as you let them, they remain in control, for as many trillions as you allow.

Do you care?

If you do, it’s time to act…now…before all your money is squandered by reckless bureaucrats.


As I write this, I just learned that Senator Ted Kennedy has just died after his battle with brain cancer.  While I really disagreed with most of Senator Kennedy’s initiatives and beliefs and have oft criticized him, I do express my condolences to the Kennedy family as well as the people of Massachusetts for their loss. 

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Written by The Rabid Conservative

August 25, 2009 at 11:32 pm

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