Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The State of the Union
Although I’m relieved Obama won the election, I’m not celebrating. In his victory speech Obama said the best is yet to come. I’m not so sure. Operation Fast and furious is a huge concern. Guantanamo bay is still open. The Patriot Act was bad enough. The National Defense Authorization Act was even worse. Wall Street and Bank bail outs from investment fraud continue to choke tax payers unconcious and builds a dangerously consuming debt. It’s a dark road ahead.
I do see the obsession with off shore accounts and large scale tax evasion as not healthy for a free republic. No one wants to be over taxed yet the fact that Warren Buffet pays less tax than his secretary shows there is something wrong with the system. Over taxing the rich or the large corporations isn’t the answer but letting them pay no or very little tax isn’t the answer either.
Obama is a great orator. Yet my concern with Obama is the same as my concern with any other politician, that is of saying one thing and doing another. We know when Romney started talking about lowering taxes for the middle class he was full of it. Yet in many ways, so is Obama.
For Canada, letting a Communist country take over our oil rights is absolutely insane. The bizarre compensation awards under NAFTA chapter 11 has shown us that chapter 11 has to go and has shown us how insane these over reaching trade agreements really are. These new trade agreements, like the recent one with China, are not about free trade, they are about giving up our freedom and liberty. A dark road indeed.