Our government extorts taxes from us whether we like it or not. They have the power and they know how to use it. They then set the priorities on how to spend your money. You have no say in the matter unless; that is, you think your ballot box decision are the final word. How’s that worked out for you? Right! So, we are supposed to take comfort that our political elites, from their vantage point on Capitol Hill, can be trusted set the proper priorities for spending your hard-earned cash.
The thing about government’s misplaced priorities is that the negative dividends continue for years, decades, or maybe forever. Further more, the price Americans pay for these misplaced priorities is much more than dollars you pay in taxes. Much more! For example, ask yourself: How many wars _ oh, let’s say since the days of President Woodrow Wilson _ have Americans had to fight that most Americans were against US involvement? Think about the blood and treasure and ruined economies and ruined lives that Americans paid and continue to pay.
In recent times, probably no war was less supported by the American people than the Iraq War that President George Bush insisted we fight. The reason this war was necessary, President Bush told us, was that we (the government) had credible intelligence that the Saddam Hussein government had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which were a threat to America’s national security. To the chagrin of the America people across the political spectrum, ten years of war turned up no WMD. As a result, there’s been no end to the criticism Bush has received from both the Left and the Right and that would include yours truly. I have been a consistent critic of the Iraq War. Today, however, my good friend and operator of the Spellchek blog opened my eyes to a startling truth. You really must read this article. You will learn for example, that President Bush was not relying on “credible intelligence reports” Saddam had WMD. He didn’t have to rely on speculative intelligence reports because he knew Saddam had WMD because he knew that Germany and the US had given Saddam WMD. Congress was told about the WMD given to Iraq in 1991! (The article has links to impeccable sources.) So, you might ask: Why would the US give WMD to Saddam? Because he was fighting a war with Iran. In other words, as the enemy of our enemy, he was prioritized as a temporary friend. You. also, might ask why in ten years no WMD were found? It’s been speculated that Saddam had time to move them somewhere safe; like Syria , maybe? Both Assad’s forces and the militant’s forces have been accused of using chemical (WMD) in the raging uncivil war in Syria. Could they be Saddam’s? Now, ISIS is said to have acquired chemical WMD and are using them against the Kurds in northern Syria. (I guess the UN missed some.) By the way, the Spellchek article has a link to an article with graphic photos of some of the dead that show no signs of bullet holes or shrapnel wounds _ just blisters and skin falling off, and open sores. Those misplaced priorities have a way, as my friend points out, of coming back and biting you in the ass.
Okay, let’s take a look at the man with the absolutely worst record of setting priorities that do great harm to the well being of Americans, President, Barack Hussein Obama. You. my fellow Americans, will be paying in countless ways for his misplaced priorities for a very long time. Consider the ramifications of Obama’s apology tour, the bail-out of the criminal Wall Street Banks, using the $800 billion stimulus package to reward his crony friends and bail-out his union buddies at GM and Chrysler, while screwing the bondholders and breaking our nation’s bankruptcy laws. This list could get very long, so, let’s move along to some current issues confronting Americans.
Enterovirus D68 and President Obama’s Open Border Policy
Enterovirus D68 has become pandemic across the United States. A half a dozen or so children have died, so far. There are reports this morning of three more cases in Orange County, California. Many Americans have been worried about the recent surge of “unaccompanied children” from Central America crossing our southern border bringing communicable diseases with them. Please take a look at this article and learn what President Obama knew about Enterovirus D68 in Central America, when he knew it, when he knew the children would becoming and what diabolical plans were made well in advance of their arrival, including dispersing them all across America so that if there was a breakout of Enterovirus D68, they wouldn’t be concentrated in one place, which would alert Americans as to the cause. He even wrote a special secret Executive Order, giving the federal government unprecedented powers to quarantine those “suspected” of having a respiratory disease. Clearly, the priority of creating future Democratic Party voters is more important than the health of Americans.
Political Correctness Trumps Threat From Ebola
I hope I have shown you how the misplaced priorities of our government can and do have long-term ramifications that you pay for, in many ways, and you keep paying for years after the Priority Misplacer has left office.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?