Monday, February 04, 2008

The Fall of Conservatism

I can remember when "we" won like it was just the other day. We elected a Republican President and Republicans had a strong majority in Congress. I was a GOP Team Leader and worked hard registering voters and promoting conservatism. And "we" won. I was pretty excited, couldn't wait to see the first entitlement program cut and spending curtailed. We did get tax cuts...

Well, we got tax cuts, and that is about the only Conservative issue that was even promoted. Along with the tax cuts we also got "No Child Left Behind", a bloated whore of a "Transportation Bill", a serious attempt at granting amnesty to tens of millions of illegal aliens, the McCain Feingold Act, a "Patriot Act" that targets citizens as well as terrorist, the Medicare Prescription Drug Act, and just to add icing to the cake, President Bush just proposed a $3.1 trillion dollar budget. You know how just many zeros that is?

$3,100,000,000,000

Oh, my, goodness

5 comments:

Robb Allen said...

Um. Well, you're off by three zeros there dude. It's

3,100,000,000,000

Now, considering there's 300,000,000 of us in the US, that equates to about $10,333 for each person. So, if you are like me and support your wife and two kids on one salary, that's $41,333 for my family alone.

I know I can't afford that.

JR said...

Thanks Robb, my mind just could not comprehend that many zero's.

Fixed it. They keep this up I'm gonna need a wider comments area.

the pistolero said...

But...but...but...think of teh childrenses!

JT said...

In a bit of better news... I've got goosebumps.

Just submitted my application for a TX CHL.

I don't really hang out as a known contributor to any blogs, but of the ones I do read, I thought I'd "celebrate" here, this being Texas and all. :-D

JR said...

Congratulations JT! ...and thanks for choosing this site to celebrate.

V is taking her class with a couple of our friends this coming Saturday, I'm excited for her.