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Count the ways

September 26, 2012
Morning Journal News


I see Charlie Wilson is trying to emerge from his well-deserved forced retirement at the hands of his disapproving constituents in the 2010 election. Lest we forget, Wilson obediently voted 86 percent in lock step with the wishes of Speaker "you have to vote for the bill to find out what's in it" Pelosi.

Remember the $700 billion bank bailout handed out with no strings attached? Another $45 billion to Africa for AIDs projects when we have issues at home, the $787 billion "stimulus I" and the $26 billion "stimulus II" (can we say "crony capitalism"?). Of course, there's the $1 trillion Obamacare that was rammed downed the voters' throats against their strongly expressed will, the estimated costs of which have doubled without it even being fully implemented.

Not to mention they whacked $500 billion in Medicare to help pay for it. How about the retirement pension funds and other bond holders who ended up with the short end of the stick after the government's interference with GM and Chrysler? Have you checked the stock value of that "investment" lately? Then there's the handout "jobs bill" and the "new jobs bill" which are working so well. Not. He voted for a 45 percent inheritance tax, raising the debt ceiling, repealing "don't ask don't tell."

How about voting away Congress' constitutionally endowed power to control the printing of money to the non-governmental Federal Reserve run by unelected members? In fairness, he did vote no on "cap and trade" on behalf of the local mining interests, but so what, as Obama and the EPA have made it their mission to kill coal mining (along with all other practical sources of energy).

Then there was all the fussing over Wall Street while the real crooks were lining their pockets at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Finally, there's his ludicrous personal "check the debt" proposal, aimed to make it easy for us individual citizens to voluntarily help pay down the exploding national debt. What hubris!

I could go on for pages of this stuff, where Charlie Wilson and the useful idiots under Pelosi and Reid stood by as Congress spent like crazy and was made increasingly irrelevant to the whims of an imperial Obama administration.

No, we can't afford Charlie Wilson back in Congress. If you think we're hurting now as a nation financially, job-wise, our national security, our energy independence, or just about any other measure, just wait and see should he and his cronies ever get back in office. As the old adage goes "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Never again. Sorry, Charlie

Bryan Fuller




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