The Sparks City Council proves the point
“If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.”
—Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host
Frequent visitors of this place will recognize that your host considers himself a right wing nut.
First, let’s be clear here. I generally care nothing for politicians. To paraphrase President Ronald Reagan, politicians practice the world’s second oldest profession, and it bears a striking resemblance to the first. The only reason I vote for the ones with an “R” after their names instead of a “D” is the remotest possibility they might actually be conservative and thus help stem the tide of people who’s idea of “moderation” lies somewhere between Lenin and Stalin.
Also recognize that, from my perspective, anyone who disagrees with me and mine is a left wing loon with all the intellectual abilities of a soap dish.
Don’t let anyone fool you, the party of Franklin Roosevelt believes in cradle-to-grave government support no matter what they say (which makes sense considering FDR was a wealthy, Harvard-educated, intellectual elitist whose own idea of government and its function was decidedly paternalistic).
Like most liberal, trust baby, politically calculating Democrats born into economic ignorance, Roosevelt had no insight into anything except perhaps how to have extra-marital affairs—a concept shared by other former Democratic presidents, like John Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
It was, of course, also Roosevelt’s view that capitalism was a direct cause of the Great Depression. Editor Samuel I. Rosenman quoted him in The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt: “It is a proper concern of the Government to use wise measures of regulation which will bring this purchasing power back to normal.”
And of course, workers’ under-consumption, which was brought about by the Depression as a result of capitalism, required massive government subsidies to factory workers, veterans, farmers, miners and others.
Roosevelt also proposed and then implemented that socialist insurance scam known as Social Security for the uneducated masses which, unlike his own family’s source of wealth, was asset-based.
Flash forward to today’s Democrat hypocrites: Consider that among the current Democratic presidential candidates only one, John Edwards, sent his own kids to public schools, and yet all of them are (still) against everyone else exercising the same rights, vis-à-vis school vouchers.
Their chief environmental Chicken Little (Al Gore) lives in a 30,000 square foot mansion, but it’s the rest of us who need to scale down our eco-footprint. (Or perhaps it’s wacko-footprint?)
And oh yes, their chief propaganda/filmmaker Michael Moore believes Cuba does a better job providing healthcare for its citizenry than does the United States.
But the knuckle-dragging nuts are all on the right?
This perhaps brings me to the topic du jour.
It seems the Sparks City Counsel has seen it within their divine right to donate a cool $35,000 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. (That group apparently provides food stamp nutrition benefits to low-income families, among other things.)
“This is a great program and very important for the citizens of Sparks,” or so sayeth councilman John Mayer (D).
Although, more to the point, the donation may be important to some citizens of Sparks. And some Sparks taxpayers may very well disagree on that point as well.
My particular issue is that four of the five council members who voted for it have an “R” after their name.
And that perhaps brings me back to both Reagan’s and Limbaugh’s assertions—not to mention my own.