Random thoughts from a wise man:

How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on, and stop getting swept away by rhetoric?

Can anyone say…emotions?

With all the talk about people paying their "fair share" of income taxes, why do nearly half the people in this country pay no income taxes at all? Is that their "fair share"? Or is creating more recipients of government handouts, at no cost to themselves, simply a strategy to gain more votes?

Yah think?!?  (Oh, sorry, didn’t mean to intrude that “t” word!)

Some people are puzzled by the fact that so much that is said and done by politicians seems remote from reality. But reality is not what gets politicians elected. Appearances, rhetoric and emotions are what get them elected. Reality is what the voters and taxpayers are left to deal with, as a result of electing them.

Talk about reality checks!

Instead of following the tired old formula of having politicians and bureaucrats give college commencement speeches, in which they say how superior it is to follow a career as politicians and bureaucrats — "public service" — why not invite someone like John Stossel to tell the graduates how much better it is to go into the private sector, supplying what people want, instead of imposing the government’s will on them?

There’s some guidance counseling you’ll never hear!

In politics, few talents are as richly rewarded as the ability to convince parasites that they are victims. Welfare states on both sides of the Atlantic have discovered that largesse to losers does not reduce their hostility to society, but only increases it. Far from producing gratitude, generosity is seen as an admission of guilt, and the reparations as inadequate compensations for injustices — leading to worsening behavior by the recipients.

A cause and effect incomprehensible to the left.

Different people prefer different exercises. The Republicans’ favorite exercise is running for the hills. The Democrats’ favorite exercise is kicking the can down the road.


Go read the rest…now!

  1. 12 Apr 2012 at 10:04 PM

    In politics, I find that so many of these people are absent the kind of qualities needed to serve the people. It seems that too many of them are only in congress to make fortunes for themselves.
    I never vote with my emotions. I vote on my research of the candidates. This time around I will vote for anyone over Obama as in my opinion he has damaged our country and I am not so sure it can be fixed or it will take years if we get someone who follows the Constitution.

    • 13 Apr 2012 at 7:03 AM

      Egad! What do you think you’re doing? Using facts and data instead of how you feel? You…you must be one of those Conservatives! Maybe even a…a Tea Partier?!

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