The Daily Star — The Central New York Tea Party Patriots are having a Tea Party at River Valley New Holland on Saturday, September 8th. Our “Rally for America” is at 3910 State Highway 7 Otego, at noon. Any questions, call 432-8180, 432-6452 or 435-3358.
Rally for America? That’s right! She needs us like never before. Not since the election of 1860 has our nation stood at such an abyss. Then, like now, our country is at the crossroads. Which direction will she take?
In 2008, we elected a charismatic, but inexperienced young man and got what we deserved. I don’t know what can prepare a man for the job, but a stint as community organizer ain’t it!
Instead, we got a man whose first major decision was to pick the Homer Simpson of the U.S. Senate, Joe Biden, as his VP. Then for the next four years, we suffered through numerous “apologize for America tours,” dozens of left wing radical czars, massive government stimulus spending, stopping the Keystone Pipeline, and a disgraceful 8-9 percent unemployment rate.
If that’s not bad enough, class warfare became the staple of the Obama presidency. The “Tax the rich! They’re not paying their fair share!” mantra by the bottom-feeding politicians in his administration has pitted neighbor against neighbor and American against American. Didn’t Candidate Obama promise to unite us?
Our borders are not secure, the feds and “sanctuary cities” choose not to enforce the law, while murders, crimes and prison populations grow, and unemployment remains shameful. President Obama’s only concerns are his re-election and the dominance of his party. Country and the rule of law be damned!
Let’s not forget Reverend Wright, government ownership of GM, several schemes to grant amnesty to illegals (future Democratic voters), seeing an American president bow to foreign officials, and the colonoscopy called Obamacare.
“Cash for clunkers,” bailout of auto manufacturers, banks and insurance companies, and hundreds of millions lost to Solyndra and other “green energy” endeavors typify his presidency.
In 2012 under the Obama administration, more than 100 million Americans are receiving welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, or some form of government handout funded by the American taxpayer and their numbers are growing. That’s about one third of our population, and it does not include Social Security or Medicare recipients.
Never in our history has our National Debt increased so quickly, and now stands at the mind-boggling $16 trillion level. We are spending $4 billion dollars a day more than we’re taking in, and there’s no slowing down in sight.
We borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend. If we need even more money, we simply print it. Hasn’t history already taught us that more borrowing and more spending don’t work?
Under President Obama, America received her first national credit rating downgrade. How can anyone consider this madness a “good thing?”
If that’s not bad enough, soon Obamacare will kick in, and the manure will really hit the barn fan. Spending will hit a “passing gear!” Wait a few years and we’ll all think back and reminisce about when our national debt was only $16 trillion. We’ll say, “Those were the good old days.”
So, which course do we take? Shall we continue down the yellow brick road toward the city of Oz, where community organizers, old burned out ‘60’s radicals, and czars with extreme left-wing agendas run the show and steer us toward socialism? Make no mistake, it is socialism and we are further down that road than most realize.
Shall we turn back to capitalism and free enterprise? It is precisely this system that has brought us to the pinnacle of power and prosperity. Think about it! In less than 236 years of existence, America has long surpassed the Old World countries and kingdoms of Europe and Asia.
Why? It is because of individual freedom and freedom from burdensome government taxes and regulations. This is precisely why we must change course. President Obama and his radical bunch of merry men are trying to turn us into another Europe with all its social spending, welfare, and government dependence.
Sadly, President Obama does not know what he’s doing and has no idea of the consequences of his actions, or worse yet, he knows full well.
Romney and Ryan are the answer to our woes. Mitt is a very successful businessman, philanthropist and past governor of Massachusetts, and Paul Ryan is a six-time U.S. congressman never elected with less than 63 percent of the vote. Finally, we have men of accomplishment. We will need men like this to turn the great ship called America away from its present course to third-world status.
Let’s give them a helping hand. See you at the Tea Party!
Note: Do you realize that the Romney-Ryan budget proposals, demonized by the left and President Obama as destroying the old, the poor, and the most vulnerable, merely seek to slow the growth of the deficit, not halt or reduce it?
Chuck Pinkey is the owner of River Valley New Holland Inc. in Otego. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.