Sunday, December 14, 2008

McCain says Republicans being too hard on Obama.

When asked about statements made by Mike Duncan, the Republican National Committee chair, criticizing the way Obama has dealt with the Rod Blogojevich scandal McCain said, "I think that the Obama campaign should and will give all information necessary. You know, in all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody — right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary. And so, I don't know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama's campaign or his people and the governor of Illinois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me." Obama should and will give all information necessary. Since when? McCain just lost a Presidential race to Obama in part because Obama did not explain details of his relationships with some of his associates. So now I'm supposed to believe that Obama will explain the details of this relationship, I don't think so. The video below was just released this morning. I believe these were the type of actions McCain was speaking of.

The truth is I always thought conservatives that were against McCain were a little off the wall. I mean I knew he wasn't a perfect Republican, but who is? Even Reagan made mistakes. However after reading this quote I now understand why conservatives had a hard time swallowing his nomination. He just threw his own party under the bus for no reason. Why? Because he wants to be able to get along with the democrats in the senate and help them pass legislation. In theory that sounds great, but in practice it's going to be a disaster. McCain will most likely be pushing much of the democrats agenda which will include universal healthcare, bailouts of industries, and raising taxes on the wealthy. All these things in theory work perfectly, however in practice they'll be a disaster.

Universal healthcare will cause major strain on the government. No one will pay for healthcare if they can get it for free so the cost of this program will be enormous. However it will be quoted as being much less because the Dems won't take into account the number of people that have health insurance that will drop it to take advantage of the government program. I have talked to people who say they would drop their health insurance and take the free government healthcare. Why should they have to pay for healthcare if no one else does?

Bailing out industries in trouble sounds great too. You give the industry money to stay in business thus saving millions of jobs right? Wrong! They tried this with the auto industry in Britian in the 60's it didn't work then, and it won't work now. These industries are in trouble because they either are not producing a good product or they have union contact and they cannot live up to those contracts without going out of business. So if you give them money they'll be back it may be six months, a year, or maybe even five years, but they'll be back asking for more money. After these industries take all the money the government is willing to give them they will go out of business. Seems to me we could save alot of tax dollars by just letting them die.

Finally raising taxes on the wealthy. Most people thinks this is a good idea because they don't understand what it means. They think it will only affect those people that makes millions of dollars a year. What it actually means is taxing anyone who owns their own business. So if you own a business and someone raises your taxes you have to find a way to cut costs. The biggest expense for a business is labor. So first the employer starts cutting hours to try and save money. Eventually the employer is forced to lay people off. This not only means more people in the line at the unemployment office it means the same amount of work as to be done in less time with less people. Therefore you end up with an inferior product that people don't want to buy. When people don't buy the product you end up with less money coming in to your business, so your forced to lay off more people. Eventually the employer goes out of business.

Right now the Republican Party does not have a leader. As much as she might try Palin can't lead the party from Alaska. It's now obvious that McCain will not be the leader of this Party. I know people like Newt Gingrich, but I don't think he's the right guy to lead the party although he definatly should be an advisor to the leaders. There's a list of possible future leaders of the Republican Party here.
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