The Democrats Succumb To Fear Again
by James Glaser
September 29, 2008
Ask almost any Democrat and they will tell you that they are against George Bush's War in Iraq. Then you ask them why the Democratic Party voted to allow the President to attack, and they will tell you about how the White House lied about mushroom shaped clouds over American cities and weapons of mass destruction.
The truth is that the Democrats got scared that Iraq, a pitiful Third World country, without a navy or air force might attack us. So, they set aside their belief that going to war should be a last resort, and they voted to give George all the power he wanted.
Seven years later, and George Bush and his White House are back on the Hill telling Congress that the sky is falling again, but this time they don't need bombs, they need piles of money. Again the Democrats got scared and they said, "yes, do you want a check or should we start the presses?"
The worst thing about this whole mess is that Washington just discovered we were in trouble about a week ago.
Now, because Congress wants to go home, they are working night and day, and on weekends too, just to pass this bill. No public debate, and the talk of a financial collapse makes everything a rush job. While looking to bail out the rich on Wall Street, Congress decided to hand out another $25 billion to the American auto industry. Hey, if you are spending somebody else's money, what is another $25 billion?
The reason we are bailing out Wall Street is because nobody else in their right mind would, and the same is true for the auto industry. The American auto industry is in trouble because they make inferior cars that nobody wants. Go to a Honda or Toyota dealer. They are putting on more sales people, and have a hard time keeping inventory. If Ford, GM, or Chrysler were a good investment, people would be buying their stock and they wouldn't need Tax Dollar Money.
Yes, I stayed up late to listen to two people lie to me and to each other. If you go to factcheck.org, www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/factchecking_debate_no_1.html You will see what I mean.
"Obama denied voting for a bill that called for increasing taxes on people making as little as $42,000 a year. He did vote for that.
McCain said "earmarks have tripled in the last five years. "They have decreased sharply"
Obama claimed Iraq has a $79 billion surplus. It is less than $60 billion.
McCain claims we pay $700 billion a year to hostile nations for oil. We pay $536 billion a year, and a third goes to Canada, Mexico, and the UK.
Obama said 95 percent of "the American people" would see a tax cut under his proposal. The actual figure is 81 percent of households.
McCain said Obama's health plan would be run by the federal government, but Obama would expand some government programs and allow people to keep their current plans or choose from private ones.
The list goes on and on, and if you check out this web site you can also see how both candidates lie on their television commercials too. Both of these men know they are lying, the truth about what they say on the campaign trail has been out for months, but they keep lying because our media never checks the facts, and many times they repeat the candidate's lies like they are facts.
I have a sign in my gallery that says to "Vote Third Party," and you might be surprised at how many people don't know that they have that choice. I tell them that if they feel their vote will be a throw away if they vote for McCain or Obama, a Third Party vote could get a third candidate up on the stage in a debate next election.
Both parties would fight that tooth and nail, as they know now they can lie to each other on national TV and neither candidate nor the media will say anything about it, and that is the way they want to keep it.
It has been reported that the "Bailout Bill" is 119 pages long. Already media "experts" are out telling us that this is the best we can expect, and that it should pass. A hundred and nineteen pages is a lot to digest in just a few hours, and the Congressional leadership wants a vote as soon as possible. This is going to be another Patriot Act vote. Congress is going to vote before they know what is really in the bill.
That is why we have had no public debate. Washington wants another quickie vote.
If that scares you at all, call you Senators and Representative and tell them to vote no. I did that last week, and tomorrow I am going to repeat those calls. We have one chance to stop this vote, and make Congress tell us what is in it before they vote. So, if you want to know what they are doing before they vote, make those calls.
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