Tea Party pretenders claim government is always bad...
But reality intervenes:
Effective leaders in various governments have created productive jobs
and steered economies from ruin to prosperity. Freely established
nations of good people have banded together to secure the peace,
protect their freedom, and realize justice according to a foundation in the rule of law and the good people among them.
Recessions may come and go, but these are merely fluctuations in
economic conditions which transcend governments, taxes, and the vicissitudes of nature. Government spending, when creatively administered, demonstrably has raised all ships.
In America, government job creation moved us from the great depression into a position of strength and security as the richest and most
powerful nation in modern history.
Obama is creating great uncertainty by allowing the Bush taxs cuts to
continue. His surrender to corporate insiders on health care has been a disaster, although what small steps forward which have been made are
helpful. The decision by congress to consider heath insurance premiums
as taxable income is insane. The astronomical debts run up by the Bush and
Cheney administration have crippled this nation for the next half century.
If our current president would reject endless wars and occupations as a platform, we might be able to move forward. Businesses in American will
hire when our government stops exporting jobs overseas in blatant surrender to
transnational economic cartels who have bought (and stolen) this this nation.
Personal incomes in America have been in decline for the past ten years.
Until we begin to invest in America, incomes will continue this downward spiral.
We can do better. And the government (which is us) can be part of the solution.