Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How many times must it be said, Washington does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.  Republicans must stand strong!  Grover Norquist is right!  The pledge (a solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something:) that Members or future Members signed was not about him, it was and is about the future of America.  Compromise and believing that spending cuts will come later is the exact reason we are facing the fiscal crisis' of today.  If the Republicans who signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge abandon the pledge they made, for example Congressman Chris Gibson and Congressman Richard Hanna here in New York, rest assured they will be hoodwinked by the left and the Lefts agenda will turn America into Greece.  Frankly, I thought the battlefield in Washington would be easier than the Middle East battlefield, and Congressman Gibson wouldn't  have given  up on America so easily.  If he abandons his pledge to his constituents, he obviously is abandoning the fight for the American Dream.  By the way, last time I checked, a pledge does not have an expiration date.

The British are leaving  England due to the high taxes.  A while back we posted how the French were leaving France for the same reason.  Californians are leaving California, New Yorkers have left New York and yet some Congressman believe abandoning their pledge will solve the problem.  Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.  Ronald Reagan regretted agreeing to higher taxes in the belief that spending cuts would be adopted.  The spending cuts never came and neither did the immigration reform promised if he would just this once allow for amnesty.  Democrats are good at making promises then abandoning them, now unfortunately Republicans seem to be following the same path.

And apparently it is not only in Washington that Republicans are forgetting what they stand for.  The New York Times reports today that Senator Jeff Klein and his Independent Coalition favors a GOP Coalition in the State Senate.  This is not good news for conservatives  and those who think fiscally conservative.  A coalition means I'll give you what you want if you give me what I want.   Trust me, Senator Klein isn't forming a coalition without getting the groups most favored legislation.  Since the latest articles on the still open 46th Senate District looks like it will remain in the democratic column,  this coalition is not going to be good for the taxpayers  and conservatives in New York state.

Take a look around America and look at the changes happening:  Marriage is in decline, dogs are protected by domestic violence orders, and a person who killed a puppy goes to jail while a woman who demands free birth control and the morning after pill  is celebrated by TIME magazine as a possible person of the year.

It doesn't surprise me that most Americans do not even take the time to vote.  It certainly disappoints me that most Americans are allowing our elected officials to quickly bring about the demise of the greatest nation ever created by men who understood the value of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Wednesdays with Walter E. Williams and bonus Thomas Sowell column. 

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