The Economy - We Need Real Change

Wow, the stock market looks scary today. Lehman Brothers is filing for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch is being bought out, and AIG is trying to raise cash, to avoid being in the same position as the aforementioned. So, naturally the lefties and the Dems are out there blaming George Bush. Man, what a sweet gig those democrats have. They take over congress, get nothing done, and blame everything that goes wrong on President Bush.

Just today, Biden was out stumping, talking about how Bush has ruined our country. They just don’t get it, they really don’t. First of all, most people don’t hate Bush; they may not agree with all of his decisions, but they respect him. Second, people are sick of finger pointing, with no answers. From the beginning, Obama and Biden have touted themselves as the change ticket; they are going to change the way things are done in Washington. Yet here they are, pointing fingers, and not proposing any solutions. So keep it up, bash Bush, and drive more and more voters away.

Not only are people sick of the blame game, they realize that it’s not just Bush’s fault’ they realize, in fact, that congress is the most to blame. Yes the Democratically controlled congress has done nothing to help the economy, and has in fact, seriously crippled it, through inaction, and politics as usual. Before the Dems took over, consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high, gasoline sold for around $2.19 a gallon, crude oil was $50 a barrel, and the unemployment rate was at 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratic Congress, 2 years ago, consumer confidence is at it’s lowest levels since 9/11, gasoline peaked above $4.00 a gallon, unemployment is up to %5, $2.3 trillion in stocks and mutual funds equity has evaporated, home equity has dropped by $1.2 trillion, and 1% of American homes are in foreclosure, with many more on the brink.

With the economy crumbling all around them, the democrats have done nothing. In fact, no sitting Congress has passed fewer public laws at this point in the session, 294. According to the Wall Street Journal:

“In two decades of record keeping, no sitting Congress has passed fewer public laws at this point in the session -- 294 so far -- than this one. That's not to say they've been idle. On the flip side, no Congress in the same 20 years has been so prolific when it comes to proposing resolutions -- more than 1,900, according to a tally by the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Common Sense.

With the mostly symbolic measures, Congress has saluted such milestones as the Idaho Potato Commission's 70th anniversary and recognized soil as an "essential natural resource." As legislation on gasoline prices, tax fixes and predatory lending languish, Congress has designated May 5-9 as National Substitute Teacher Recognition Week, and set July 28 as the Day of the American Cowboy.”

The answer for change in Washington isn’t Obama, and a democratic congress. McCain and Palin are the only ones capable of bringing real change, and stopping all of the corruption in D.C.


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