Sunday, February 6, 2011

Government is our problem. Oh, really?

Jan 20, 1981, President Ronald Reagan's inaugural address ... "In this present crises, Government is not the solution to our problem, Government is our problem."

While Government is a large source of our problems, the lack of government oversight leads to total disaster. Starting in 1981, Republican President Ronald Reagan set the foundation for a total lack of government oversight in our nation's financial and mortgage lending markets, which wound up destroying our economy. $15 Trillion in American wealth went up in smoke. Underemployment in our country is pushing up to 20%. Record numbers of Americans participate in the Food Stamp program. American poverty is hitting records. Housing prices fall daily. Our country's manufacturing base is simply gone. Our Federal Government is almost $15 Trillion in debt. These are the rewards we got by believing government is our problem.

Thank you Ronald Reagan.

Our Republican Senator Richard Burr is a Republican, Laissez-faire follower of Ronald Reagan. Its the Senator Burr's within our government who are directly responsible for our unemployment problems. It's the Richard Burr's who are directly responsible for our food stamp and poverty problem. It's the Richard Burr's who were asleep at the wheel while Wall Street destroyed $15 Trillion in American wealth and blew up our housing market. It's was the Richard Burr's who destroyed America.

Thank you Richard Burr. Thank you for your laissez-faire attitude that removed all the sensible government oversight from our financial markets and wound up destroying our economy.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

While I'm a Republican, I'm a moderate who believes that government plays a valuable roll in sensible regulation, ensuring a level playing field for all Americans. Our Republican Senator Richard Burr is a ultra right wing, laissez-faire, nut job who takes every opportunity possible to remove sensible oversight. It's the Richard Burrs who destroyed our nation's economy.