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by FiveBoxes Staff | 2008-05-12 14:06 

The Democrats in this country is on a never-ending march toward a larger, more powerful government. They have been since the beginning of the progressive movement, and really gained momentum under FDR.

Look at recent news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, across the nation the three levels of government added 76,800 jobs to their payrolls in the first quarter of 2008. [1]

Meanwhile Michelle Obama tells people “Don’t go into corporate America,” and her husband and presidential hopeful Barack Obama blasts executives with the tired old line “Some CEOs make more in one day than their workers make in one year.” Never mind that corporate America is where the best-paying jobs with the best benefits are. Never mind that these “greedy” executives are in charge of multi-billion-dollar corporations that employ tens of thousands of people, and their stock is owned by many retirement plans. According to the Obamas, these “greedy companies” should be punished by taxing them into oblivion.

But are the Republicans any better? Now we have headlines trumpeting the fact that McCain is promising billions in spending.

 

Republican John McCain is making promises that would cost billions of taxpayer dollars, yet he is vague about how he would pay for them. 

McCain is handing around a campaign grab bag of goodies. There are little treats like a summer gas-tax holiday and new mortgages for struggling homeowners, and there are big plums like tax breaks for corporations and families with children.

Aren’t all politicians vague about how they intend on paying for their campaign bribes promises? They all fail to do the math. Which is why we’re in the situation we’re in, forced to choose between three trains with the same destination — socialism — just different speeds in which we’ll get there:

The expected GOP presidential nominee has nothing on the Democrats. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama would spend billions of dollars themselves on things like paid family leave, universal health insurance and preschool for kids.

 

John McCain: The local commuter train who’s top speed is 20mph and will stop at every station.
Hillary Clinton: The freight train chugging along at 60mph with few or no stops between here and there.
Barack Obama: The 200mph express bullet train that will get us from liberty to tyrannical socialism in mere minutes.

Perhaps this is the reason that there’s been such an interest in Libertarian-leaning candidate Ron Paul. His new book, The Revolution: A Manifesto, has hit #1 on Amazon. [2]

The question is: can we turn this train around before it is too late?

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One Response to “Betrayed by the Democrats and the Republicans”

  1. Josh Fetzer Says:

    Answer to your question: nope.