Archive for August, 2011

Bachman goes Black

Bachman paints herself further in the extreme right corner by spewing forth conspiracy theories about environmentalists.  How can Republicans hope to get her or anyone like her elected President?  Americans want more freedom and less taxes which is good for winning Republican votes, but mainstream America doesn’t buy into her conspiracy theory, that environmental scientists are all liars, out to destroy our economy.  Republicans need candidates that espouse reason about dealing with our environment.

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Getting gas at $2.00/gal the wrong way

Michelle Bachman wants to increase the supply of gas through increased drilling which would increase the supply of oil.  The promises of decreasing the price to $2/gal that she makes are discounted by most responsible people, but even her attempt at increasing supply will encourage us to consume more oil and weaken the economy through increased spending on a perishable commodity.  Even a glance at recent history reveals that prices will go down much quicker when demand is decreased.  That can be accomplished through higher efficiency cars and tax penalties on gas guzzlers. Whether or not you discount theories about warm house gases, you can not dispute that less gas burned will decrease pollution, and it will mean less money in the coffers of big oil companies.  (I’m not against big oil companies, but I’d like to see more money for small businesses and for the average person on the street.)

If you feel the Republican Party needs to change, band with other like Republicans now, so you can make a difference in the 2012 elections.   Start a blog like this one, or sign up to follow mine.  You should strongly consider following this blog if you live in the first congressional district in Minnesota.

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Can you be Green and be Republican?

While Republicans hate to interfere with progress to protect an obscure rodent, don’t our Christian values and sense of patriotism insist that we  preserve our environment and stop greedy businesses from raping our land? Revelation 11:18 declares the God should destroy those who destroy the earth.  Republicans should be at the forefront of protecting all of our natural resources, so generations to come can enjoy what we have enjoyed.  In light of all the corruption revealed through the subprime mortgage debacle, Ponze schemes, and mega-corporation bankruptcies, the folly of trusting big business to be ethical or responsible with our environment should make Republicans want to rethink their views on the environment.

If you honestly feel the greenhouse gases caused by hydrocarbon fuel burning aren’t harming the environment, stroll through Mexico City or any one of a number of industrial cities in China at noon without a mask over your face.  If you feel Americans should keep their gas guzzling cars because we’ve got plenty of gas, why not limit  gas guzzlers so we use less foreign oil and stop financing Arab coffers and keep American dollars in our own economy.

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Are Republicans ready for a Tea Party backlash?

Most of the country is angry at both sides of the aisle in congress for not fixing the budget problems.  Yes, we must cut spending,but that’s only half of the equation. Warren Buffet and other billionaires beg us to make the rich pay their fair share.  Why hesitate? Should we cut expenditures until we shoot ourselves in the foot?  If we cut programs for education, we’ll lose our edge in the world market and lose jobs which will cost us revenue, not to mention increased prison populations and increased medical emergency care for those who let their medical needs slide due to poverty. Cutting primary medical programs increases the need for more expensive Tertiary medical care. And the list goes on.

I’m not advocating income redistribution. However, if you are a Republican, don’t you want a budget that’s not balanced on the backs of the middle-income bracket.

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