...Also, count me among those few here who want to thank the House Republicans for taking a bold stand against what had been a stampede on a scale I have never before witnessed on matters of huge consequence. Conservatism is more than a quaint belief-system to be embraced and debated over donuts at Starbucks. It is more than a list of talking points. It is the foundation of the civil society. The liberal uses crises, real or manufactured, to expand the power of government at the expense of the individual and private property. He has spent, in earnest, 70 years evading the Constitution's limits on governmental power. If conservatives don't stand up to this, who will? If they don't offer serious alternatives that address the current circumstances AND defend the founding principles, who will? The House Republicans have done both. And I, for one, thank them.
Capitalism works! It's that simple. The government got us into this mess in the first place. Why in the hell do we think they will do anything but make it worse?
I have heard a lot of blame games being played here. Everyone in the US is responsible for this. Some more than others, but we all share some responsibility. Yes, even the taxpayers have to take some blame. Let me explain, the taxpayers are also the voters. We have elected a bunch of clowns to lead this country. Things are not going to change until we give them the boot. If we keep electing people like this to lead our country, things are not going to improve. Keep that in mind when you walk into the voting booth next month.