September 19, 2010
By Herman Cain
There’s an old saying that, when you are in a hole, stop digging.
The president, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the
House Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat-controlled Congress are in a deep
political ditch, and they won’t stop digging.
The Health Care Deform bill was passed by Congress and signed by the
president against the will of a majority of the American people.
Passage of the Cap and Trade and Tax and Kill bill passed the House
against the will of the people, and the members who signed it did not
even read it.
The $862 billion non-stimulus bill has not worked as advertised, so
they passed another emergency $26 billion “jobs bill” (code for more
payoffs to the unions). Last week, the Senate passed a $30 billion
so-called small business loan fund that the House will pass and the
president will probably sign.
Now the president has proposed another $50 billion stimulus bill for
roads, rails and runways to give the appearance of doing something to
stimulate the economy, when he and his advisors have shown no clue as to
how to stimulate the economy.
The president does not seem to care that 55 percent of voters polled
do not agree with this latest so-called stimulus, and that people have
awakened to the fact that all of this spending is not working.
And! Harry Reid has added an amnesty provision to a defense
appropriations bill. First, it is totally illogical to attach an amnesty
amendment to this bill. And calling it the “Dream Act” does not
mitigate the billions of dollars it would add to the spending nightmare
we are in right now.
Secondly, Reid’s amendment is clearly a desperate attempt to try to
attract Hispanic voters in the upcoming November elections. It rewards
the children of illegal immigrants who have managed to stay in this
country long enough without getting deported. And of course, we would
not want to punish the children just because their parents came to this
country illegally as the liberals would argue.
Obama and Reid have obviously forgotten that nearly 15 million people
cannot find jobs because the Democrats’ spending policies have not
stimulated the economy. They are ignoring the latest report that 44
million people (one of seven) are surviving below the poverty level. The
national debt of nearly $14 trillion ($45,000 per man woman and child
living in the USA) is not sustainable, while this Congress and
president continue to generate trillion dollar annual deficits, and
propose programs that would only make the situation worse.
President Obama convinced Democrats to walk the plank on the failed
non-stimulus bill and the health care legislation, so most Democrats
running for Congress are not running on the spending bills or their
legislative accomplishments. They know that voters are not happy with
the spending or the health care legislation, and that they are in a hole
At the same time, their leaders are asking them to dig the hole even deeper.
Some incumbent Republicans are also in a hole, and are being upset in
primary elections. Just ask Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep.
Mike Castle (R-Delaware). They were defeated by non-establishment
candidates Joe Miller and Christine O’Donnell, respectively.
Political arrogance, reckless spending and passing reckless
legislation have defined this administration and Congress. Voters are
fed up and waking up – and will show up at the polls in November 2010
This nightmare is destroying America, but voters are no longer asleep.