By Jennifer Burke
The world has changed…..in more ways than one. On the one hand, we have Americans more engaged than ever before in political dialogue to educate themselves and let their voice be heard. On the other, we have an elite political class that operates with an obvious disdain for this voice, constantly going counter against what is best for America and the economic, and other, freedom of its people.
Despite the fact that you have used your voice to send a message to D.C. that you are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY, Congress continues to show that they view us as serfs and view your hard earned money as automatically belonging to them first…..you should just be happy that they allow you to keep some.
On Monday and Tuesday, Congress and President Obama demonstrated how they really view Americans. They view us as cattle. They view us as work horses. They view us as economic slaves to an already bloated government who refuses to live within its means.
On Monday, when the Senate voted on a bill that would create $1 in spending cuts for every $41 in tax increases, we only had EIGHT….count them….EIGHT….Senators who voted against this enslavement with your economic freedom in mind.
Even more insulting, this freedom destroying and economically devastating monstrosity passed in the Republican controlled House. The roll call on the Republican side of the aisle has the following count: 151 voted no, 5 were cowards and voted present, 85, yes that is EIGHTY-FIVE Republican Congressman voted YES. As for GOP Speaker John Boehner? He voted FOR it!
This new law will not only increase spending, it will also increase taxes. This is exactly the opposite of what Republicans were supposedly fighting for! It is a slap in the face to hard working Americans who are already carrying the government on their backs at the sacrifice of their families and their economic independence and security.
We would expect this from the progressive left who have voiced loudly their desire to transform America into a failed European Socialist society. However, our elected officials on the right are supposed to stand against excessive taxation and work towards a smaller, constitutionally limited government. They have made their choice, now we will make ours. We will fight against them. We will work to expose their blatant hypocrisy and disdain for the American people and the dream which we all strive to achieve.
Money is tight and for 77% of Americans who will experience tax increases beginning this year, it is about to get even more tight thanks to a corrupt, dangerously egotistical government. But, if we don’t continue this fight…….our economic situation will get even worse. We will not give up. We must not give up. We must stand together for our freedom, for our liberty, for our Constitution because it becomes more and more apparent every day that those elected to do so in Washington, D.C. will not. In fact, they do just the opposite.
Their effort to ‘avoid falling off the fiscal cliff’ has pushed us even further off of it with an additional $4 trillion in spending added to the deficit. This way of living, this way of running our government is not sustainable. It will destroy us as a nation as we continue to borrow money in record numbers. It will destroy us as a people as dealing with this deficit attacks those who have struggled and sacrifice to achieve the American dream by penalizing their success with excessive taxation. It will destroy us as individuals as we carry the weight of the government on our backs breaking our spirit and raiding our wallets.
As Americans brace for the economic tidal wave that will soon hit them, President Obama is returning to his lavish Hawaiian vacation at taxpayer expense. Meanwhile, we are beginning 2013 positioning our economy to continue in a downward spiral further down into the hole of recession with stagflation, a combination of a stagnant economy, high unemployment and increased prices, likely close behind. President Obama and this Congress give new, even more dangerous meaning to the powerful words of President Ronald Reagan, “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.”