“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wonderboy's Priorities

Isn't it ironic that Wonderboy's administration puts universal health care and climate-related legislation or agency actions at the top of its agenda during the worst US economic recession since Ronald Reagan's era?

Despite what this administration contends, Reagan had an equally bad economy with which to contend. Carter, following Ford's bumbling, managed to put the US economy into a stagflation free fall every bit the equal of last year's non-financial economic situation.

The financial panic was just that- an overreaction which allowed too much federal intervention, and effected too little cleansing of the financial sector.

That said, how is it that in the midst of such economic challenges, this administration chooses to put most of its effort behind a new entitlement program and a radical approach to the false issue of human control of the earth's climate changes.

As one Wall Street Journal writer noted, in the past, every other Democratic president attempting this ran into some other priority. Truman had the Korean War, Kennedy, the economy, then his own death, Johnson got Medicare, then Vietnam and inflation tabled the next steps. Clinton faced a Republican Congress.

Now, with majorities in both Houses, Wonderboy is aiming to top LBJ. But the economy's challenges would seem to get in his way.

At least, that's what voters think. The health care bills draw low support numbers among voters, while the specter of exorbitant energy costs from cap-and-tax draw their ire.

One would think the Democratic leaders in Congress, and our First Rookie, would think twice about so overtly crossing voters in an election year.

Perhaps it is about to be a replay of 1994 next November.

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