10.01.2008 0

Big Government Plunges Deeper into The Abyss

  • On: 10/15/2008 14:46:00
  • In: Energy Crisis, Global Warming Fraud, and the Environment
  • Congress has hit a new low. They have entered The Abyss.

    According to Rasmussen Reports, the Big Government Democrat Congress has charted the lowest approval ratings ever in U.S. history. Only 9 percent—that’s right, just 9 people out of every 100 Americans—approve of the job that the House of Representatives and the Senate are doing.

    Which, of course, is not surprising. Congress has proven itself completely inadequate to address the massive problems Americans are facing everyday at the gas pump, at the grocery store, and in their own homes. In fact, Congress’ only “solution” seems to be to find a way to make things worse.

    They have once again approved ethanol subsidies that are helping to drive up the price of corn and thus other foodstuffs. They have taken practically no action on HR 6107, a bill that would immediately increase domestic drilling in ANWR, help to increase supply—and thus help to bring down prices.

    Instead, Congress has focused its energies on passing $300 billion legislation drafted by bankers to bail out the banks that gave out sub-prime loans to borrowers who could not afford to pay for them in the first place. Congress proposes to “prevent” these foreclosures by passing on the bill to hardworking Americans who didn’t fall for the easy money shell game.

    Then, to further punish middle-class homeowners, Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) proposed last year to eliminate the mortgage interest tax break in order to address “climate change.” Mr. Dingell’s convoluted reasoning seems to be that if the homeowners no longer got to take the mortgage interest tax break, they would have less money to spend on energy. Apparently, it never occurred to the well-heeled career politician that they would also have considerably less money to spend on making their house payments.

    In a speech last year, he said, “Properly addressing climate change requires us to address the issue of consumption. We do that by making consumption more expensive.”

    With Big Government politicians displaying an attitude like that, it is no wonder that the American people have become fed up with Congress: The people’s own representatives want to punish the peonage for being gluttons. And they’re more than willing to increase foreclosures exponentially in order to make their insidious point.

    Combine that with a lackluster minority GOP, and it figures that Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike have turned their backs on Congress. Because, it is clear to the people that Congress has turned their backs on them.

    The first party to figure out that if they trim the sails of Big Government, the Ship of State might emerge from The Abyss and comes up with a plan to ease America’s price problems, might start to see their poll numbers climb. And, who knows: they might even win in November.

    ALG Perspective: Never have the American people had such little faith in their government. And it is no mistake: The people see very clear problems—like diminished energy supplies or market-distorting ethanol subsidies—that Congress has the power to do something about, and yet does nothing. They will reap the harvest they have sown.


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