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Written by Gerry Garrison   
Monday, 08 August 2011 19:28

In This Corner

By Gerry Garrison


M ost of you have heard the tale about Nero playing the fiddle while Rome burned and then blamed it on the Christians, causing the martyrdom of the Apostles Peter and Paul, who were both executed shortly after the fires were put out.


Although Nero didn’t play the fiddle (the violin was invented many centuries later), he was well known for his brutality, and because he was going to be blamed for the fire, he chose to look for scapegoats, the Christian community.


Sound familiar?  Folks, we have a President, instead of taking responsibility for the economic woes of this country, decided to have a big birthday bash, inviting all his cronies, who spent over $3000 a plate to eat and party with him.


Turning the White House into a night club isn’t the best PR move during these hard economic times. They closed it to the press and no pictures.  That solves everything.


M eanwhile, the stock market takes the biggest hit it has ever had since the Bush presidency, falling nearly 700 points for the week. Mr. Obama’s response?  Asking leaders in Europe to continue “… leadership … in addressing the challenges facing Europe’s economy.”  Really?


Where’s the leadership in getting the U.S. economy under control?  Where was the leadership in getting Congress on board with his ideas?  Unfortunately, there was none from the White House., especially from this President.


Meanwhile the S&P removed our triple-A rating the U.S has held for over 70 years, because our leadership in Washington “didn’t do enough to address the gloomy outlook for America’s finances.”


The U.S. long-term debt has been downgraded to AA+, which is below more than a dozen European countries, and is equal to that of Belgium. Even New Zealand’s S&P gave us a negative rating, which gives this country little to no chance of getting back to triple-A status any time soon.


The administration’s response was to blame the battle in Congress to raise the debt ceiling for the downgrade and then to dispute the downgrade, saying, “… (S&P) overstated the U.S. debt by $2 trillion … (an) error (that) speaks for itself.”


President Obama’s response? Nada, nothing, zilch. Instead of working with his Treasury Secretary, who should have been fired long ago, to figure out what to do next, Mr. Obama and his family headed to Camp David for the weekend.


Meanwhile the economy burns, the unemployment rate remains over 9% and small businesses continue to suffer, many going bankrupt thanks to the President and his cronies in his administration. This is the worst President since Jimmy Carter, maybe worse. Never in history has this country been on the edge of default of its national debt.


Mr. Obama had dropped a “debt bomb” on our economy, with the aim of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." This is the greatest universal risk to our freedoms – this act of economic violence.


With the destruction of free enterprise by way of taxation, regulation and overwhelming debt, who do the Democrats want to blame?  The Republicans in Congress and the folks in the Tea Party.


You have got to be kidding me. Unless one has been living in a cave for the last two years, no one with an honest bone in their body can seriously believe this fairy tale.


Ronald Regan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States when men were free."


Are we on the road to losing all that is precious to us?  Are we going to leave a country to our grandchildren that is not even close to what we had when we were children?  We face an uphill battle and the next best solution is the ballet box of 2012.


I pray the on November 6, 2012, all American Patriots, who long for the return to this country the rule of law, which will change the course of this country from the brink of economic  collapse and back to the freedoms and economic power we have enjoyed for almost a century.


But what do I know?  Just saying … # # #


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