My list of sellouts.

So here are a few of mine.

 

Nationalized Healthcare.  There is no way in hell the government can deliver efficient low cost healthcare to the American People.  If we offer free healthcare to everyone in America, what incentive will employers have to offer it? We currently have the most innovative medical community in the world.  The U.S. is responsible for a very large portion of the new medical products, medicine and innovative procedures in the last 30 years.  Why?  Profit and excellent education.  Can we do better? Yes. Healthcare may need to be reformed but it shouldn’t be socialized.  Now that is a huge sellout!!

Government Spending.  The government has grown twice as large in the last eight years (sellout!!!).  Our national debt is getting out of control.  Obama’s spending proposals along with Nationalized Healthcare will continue to pile it on big time! 

Privatized Social Security.  Each year we collect social security taxes from every income earner.  This is so that we have a safety net and can be assured that we will have some sort of income when we are retired.  But the U.S. Government doesn’t put these funds into pension holdings so that it can grow.  They spend every fucking penny!!!!!  It would be so simple to regulate a conservative portfolio based on risk that would allow people to save for their own retirement and take the money out of Washington.  This is a sellout of epic proportions and is going to suck the life out of future generations by requiring bigger and bigger portions of their paychecks. 

Yes the evil tax cuts that I always bitch about.  The fact is that the top 50% of income earners pay 97% of the income taxes.  Piling on higher capital gains taxes, estate taxes, corporate taxes and income taxes for the wealthy will slow this economy down.  Bigger government sells out the American dream.  I am actually in favor of the fair tax.  It would take the power out of Washington and put it into the hands of the people.  No more tax breaks for the influential, no more special interest groups lobbying for government favors and handouts. 

The Constitution.  Democracy is a fragile system of government.  The freedom we have can be taken away from right and left extremists.  I don’t want the Supreme Court to have the power it now holds which is why McCain would not vote for those justices again.  The fact that the D.C. gun ban was overruled by just a 5 to 4 margin is appalling. It should have been 9 to 0.  These were clearly activist judges and Obama is in favor of them.  I am not.  This is selling out our Constitution and could have very dangerous repercussions in the future. 

Natural Resources.  I think not allowing us to exploit our natural resources while we work on alternative energy sources is a sellout.  And to use global warming as a ruse to scare people is pathetically short sighted and waters down the integrity of real environmentalists who need to be our watch dogs. We are transferring our wealth, dollars and sovereignty to Venezuela, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran.  It is absolutely critical we come up with new energy sources, but forcing the issue with higher gas prices and windfall taxes is not going to help.  It just lowers our standard of living.   

So these are at the top of my list.  I also don’t think there is anywhere near enough support to completely outlaw abortion and bring back sodomy laws.  So I am willing to “crossover” and call myself a Giuliani conservative in order to stand up for these principals.  I get the feeling that you think I am extreme in my views.  I don’t find these views extreme.  I think they are grounded in basic common sense backed up by clear principles that have been well thought out and researched. 

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2 Responses to “My list of sellouts.”

  1. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    Hey I pretty much agree with a lot of that–not all, but a lot. My beef is that you think the ends justify the means. To align yourself with the GOP, which has drastically increased spending, took us to war, has overseen this bad economy, blah, blah, blah, and think that McCain offers something new? And for him to insult Americans with Palin as his first major decision–inexperienced, unvetted, religious right winger–is not anywhere close to a wise decision. I understand you have to vote for someone, but don’t try to act as though McCain is going to be much different than Bush, and don’t insult my intelligence or yours by claiming that Palin is qualified to be president–especially with a 72 year old man with a history of cancer. Just be honest. You claim to be an Independant–so where’s the unbiased, independant thinking?

  2. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    My initial idea when McCain won the nomination was to vote for Obama and let the Democrats have at it. I have since changed my mind. I don’t think McCain will allow congress to get away with the wasteful and outrageous spending that George Bush and the Republican Congress has. I do think that Obama and a Democratic congress will take us to new heights.

    I also have a very long list of major issues with Obama and I am concerned about his judgement and character. All politicians will move with the tide but you cannot just make that statement and take this out of the equation when determining who should be the next President. Obama has a very long list of serious issues that he has not been honest about. And he has associated and defended people that are flat out radical or a criminal. I’m not saying he is either (accept for the house deal which you may not know about). But it certainly raises a lot of questions about his character and integrity.

    So for Palin. Sure she should have more experience. It’s kind of a crazy pick. But I wan’t to flesh this out longer and see what she is all about before passing judgement.

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