Musings on the Week
Return to Common Sense
March 23, 2013
Government – “My quarrel is not with the legitimate role of government but with the unlimited role of government.” Rick Perry at CPAC.
Politics – The GOP problem is that they can’t see beyond the next election cycle, while the nations yearns for a visionary who can provide political leadership for the next century.
Politics – Little comfort that the Party that believes “ends justify the means” holds the tools that can plunge our economy into a national collapse at any politically opportune moment.
Politics – “The narrative that this country shifted away from conservative ideals could only be proven if the GOP nominated conservatives in 2008 or 2012.” Rick Perry said at CPAC.
Media – The MSM downfall has already begun, but I expect this avalanche to continue more layoffs at the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the TV Network News departments.
Entitlements – “.” Ann Coulter at CPAC.
Economy – Crony capitalism rewards financial sector by artificially inflating the stock market while the rest of the economy stagnates at a new high unemployment normal.
Deficit – If the administration feels cancelling White House Tours and Easter Egg Hunts is required, then Congress should share the pain by defunding Obama vacation entourages.
Budget – House Republican (“Traditional”) returns spending and taxes to postwar averages; Democrat Senate (BAU) increases spending by $2.1 trillion and taxes by $1.6 trillion a year.
Housing – The Federal Housing Finance Administration, responsible for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has resisted all attempts to reduce the principal value of its underwater homes.
Environment – The government elite has become a dangerous alliance of eco-imperialism and vulture environmentalism determined to control what we eat, say, do, and buy.
Environment – Commitment to the climate change environmental hoax and CO2 “pollution” control is being used to justify a government regulation chokehold on the economy.
Healthcare – Nancy Pelosi said to pass the 2,700 page ObamaCare “so we can find out what is in it,” and now has grown into 20,000 pages of byzantine mandates and regulations.
Healthcare – The design of ObamaCare is intentionally inefficient, ineffective, and unwieldy so it will quickly fail and can be replaced by the desired single-payer health care system.
Gun Control – The “assault weapons” ban never had any chance of success, since it was only intended to be another distraction from Obama’s disastrous economic policies.
Elections – If Universal Background Check is required for gun control, why not implement Universal Background Check for voter registration to eliminate pervasive voter fraud?
Deficit – I expect one or more states to declare bankruptcy and seek assistance to recover from the bad economic decisions of the past under federal judicial protection.
Housing – I expect that it will take four or more years at the current rate for the backlog of foreclosures to finally clear, before we see any signs of life of a robust housing recovery.
Foreign Aid – “”. Rand Paul at CPAC.
Israel – The administration is trying to lower the expectations on Obama’s Middle East photo op tour, since he has no agenda or significant announcement for his latest paid vacation.
Israel – The Israeli press can’t understand why President Obama is in Israel, since the only thing he is selling is the same old “used car” solution he peddled last year without success.
Israel – I expect that Israel will be attacked by Hamas and the IDF will retaliate by invading and then re-annexing Gaza based on defensible borders and 1920 San Remo Conference.
Israel – I expect that Israel will suffer a nuclear attack from Islamist extremists, and Obama will talk a lot, but stand aside and refuse to help defend this longtime ally.
Asia – I expect that North Korea will attack South Korea and attempt to reunite Korea, and Obama will be “unable” to support our troops and will negotiate for a stalemate.