- It’s just math, to paraphrase President Obama with reference to his position on budgets and deficits and his lame attempts to justify tax increases. The question is, is one using math correctly? Remember those word problems from eighth grade, as in if a train leaves Cleveland at 75 miles per hour ……. ? Half the problem was to sort the relevant information from the irrelevant so the problem could be solved.
The President’s budget and tax math is wrong, but you already knew that. So what math is correct? The answer is in the title of this post. That is the formula for how quickly a body in free fall will accelerate under the influence of gravity (9.8 meters per second per second or 9.8 meters per second squared). Why is that relevant? Because that is how fast the economic collapse will accelerate if Obama drives the economy over the cliff. Much better to be stuck in the ditch with George Bush’s policies (to again paraphrase Obama) than to be accelerating toward the canyon floor once the economy goes into freefall due to Obama’s policies. It is not too late to change course before that happens, but the clock is working against us. Whether you like the Ryan budget plan, Rand Paul’s plan or some other approach, 1.5 trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will ruin the country and economic gravity will pull us down. Move over Greece. Splat.
- Mitt Romney appears to be lurching towards winning the Republican nomination for President. He is not my favorite candidate and for conservatives there will be much left to be desired in a Romney candidacy. Ideas like “limited government” and “enumerated powers” seem conspicuous by their absence; whereas, they should be central to any Republican’s thinking. The campaign has at times been ugly and negative, much of that Romney’s doing. Is that how he is going to run for President? Maybe he realizes that Obama will wage a major negative campaign against him. Maybe Romney is just warming up for how he will campaign against Obama. Maybe. 2008 might have been Anybody but Bush. 2012 may be Anybody but Obama.
- Sometimes I wonder how best to describe the President in one word. The obvious adjectives socialist, fascist, agitator, Alinskyite, etc. just don’t seem to do him justice. I decided he is a termite. Silently eating away at the structural foundations of our society, country and economy leading to collapse. Maybe we need to view the 2012 elections as pest control.
Keep hope alive! Pest control in 2012!