We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Taxpayers at all income levels could be hit with over $1.5 trillion in new taxes, fees, and other costs over the next 10 years, despite President Obama's repeated promises that he would not raise taxes "one dime" on those earning less than $250,000 a year.
First, we have to assure that in 2012 Mr. Obama is outta here. God help us --- YES. Elect a president with some management experience, some sense of American history and world history, and most of all, the ability to read our Constitution carefully enough to find out what it is constitutional for a President to do, and what is not included in his job description -- above his pay grade, as he so pithily puts it.
He can't go on merrily thinking of new dangerous ways to dabble in our economy and damage it still further, new ways to confiscate our money with sneaky new taxes, other innovative ways to interfere with our private lives to 'level the playing field' so that the lazy and the stupid can live better on our money than we, who earned it, can.
We can protect ourselves from this clueless amateur in the great game of life. But it will take work,and cooperation. We have the will. We can gain the skill. And we better start soon.
Bird Dog, my friend ... Thanks to that darn Greek, arthritis, my marching days are over. Am reduced to walking with a cane these days, when I used to carry the flag out front. And my white horse is out to pasture. But any marchers for freedom who would like coffee and counseling [or something stronger] will be more than welcome in my house. And my pen and editing skills are at your service, and the service of any folks who need them, free of charge.
I am still in awe of those 'middle Americans' 1.7 million of them, who traveled on their own dimes to Washington on September 12 to demonstrate peacefully against the healthcare bill, and left the town tidier than it was when they got there.