The Conservativatism Blitz Of The 2014 Mid-Terms, But Will The Progressives Ignore Reality?

Thomas Jefferson once stated of the two political parties, “Both of our political parties, at least the honest portion of them, agree conscientiously in the same object: the public good; but they differ essentially in what they deem the means of promoting that good. One side believes it best done by one composition of the governing powers, the other by a different one. One fears most the ignorance of the people; the other the selfishness of rulers independent of them. Which is right, time and experience will prove. We think that one side of this experiment has been long enough tried and proved not to promote the good of the many, and that the other has not been fairly and sufficiently tried.”  There is no other way of honestly describing last Tuesday’s election other than a political blitz by the Republican Party, more specifically economic conservatism. Not only did it pick up a majority in the U.S Senate, but created a super majority in the House, and also picked up a majority in State Governorships. Even once Democrat strongholds Illinois, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, and Indiana turned red. But, it was not just a choice between whether or not the candidate had an R or a D in front of their name, but whether the ideology of the candidate espoused more individual freedom or less, and greater economic prosperity or more failed Keynesian economics.  And the voters clearly chose the Republican ideology.

obama smugDespite how Mr. Obama and the liberal pundits may strenuously attempt to describe this mass rejection of Mr. O’s reign by the people as one of hoping for less “gridlock” in D.C, it was clearly a bazooka blast aimed at Mr. Obama and his policies and his Progressive-Alinsky ideology.   After nearly 6 years of Obamalogy the exit polling of the election shows:  Nearly two out of three voters believe the nation is going in the wrong direction, 7 out of 10 believe that the economy is bad, nearly 8 out of 10 voters are worried about the nation’s economic future, and most importantly over half disapproved of President Obama’s performance and still less than half of the voters like Obamacare.  According to the Both political parties are seen most unfavorably by the people: Six out of ten voters say they are dissatisfied or angry with the Republican leadership in Congress and greater that half say they view both the Republican and the Democrat Parties equally unfavorably.  It is time clearly for a change of course.

What the results of the election of 2014 should tell the creatures in D.C is that economic issues are still, and have always, ruled the day for the folks. Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio, traditional Democrat States, all are, or soon will be, ran by Republicans because it is Republicans who have shown that their conservative economic ideology makes not only cents, but dollars.  And it is that ideology that we the people hope to transfuse into the halls of the Capital and the White House. Removing the ideology of big government and Progressivism.

Though Obama has arguably made great strides in achieving his goal of fundamentally transforming the nation, as reported by, the one thing that has been certainly laid to waste in his wake is the economy:

  • The national debt has nearly doubled since President Obama’s election. Today it stands at 74 percent of the economy.
  • CBO projects that mandatory spending and interest on the debt is projected to consume 94% of all federal revenues 10 years from now.
  • Since 2009, the percentage of working-age Americans who are not in the labor force has reached near-record levels.  During that time, the number of adults outside the labor force has increased by 12 million. There are fewer full-time jobs in America than when the recession started. Nearly 29 million of the 124.5 million Americans in prime working years – ages 25-54 – are currently without a job.
  • Most American workers have not seen their incomes increase.
  • CBO projects that Social Security will go bankrupt in 2032, a year earlier than the Social Security Trustees predicted last year. The Disability Insurance Trust Fund is in the direst condition, as CBO expects it to be bankrupt as early as October 2016.

What is wrong with America today is just not due to Obama, the Democrats, or just the Republicans, but the Progressive ideology – that big government is good and that we the people are incapable of running our lives productively, independent of government. The Progressive political ideology permeates both sides of the aisle in D.C.  Lets not forget that the first Progressive was Theodore Roosevelt, a” Republican”.  Obama is just a naked Progressive with a twist of extreme, anti-American radical spunk, and narcissism, with a mesmerized and politically intellectually uninitiated populous, chained by untethered political correctness, to enable him.

But, if the political creatures in D.C chose to not heed the expressed wishes of the voters of last Tuesday, they might best heed the prophetic words of Jefferson, “You might be able to fool the people for a while, and they may go astray, but sooner or later the American people are going to wake up and they will correct the course’”.

Remember the Twenties Mr. Obama. Yes We Can Cut Our Way To Prosperity!

One of Mr. Obama’s favorite lines of mis-truths is that “we can not just cut our way to prosperity”, i.e. cut spending, cut taxes.  First, let’s look at this as if it was your household that was spending many times more than it was bringing in, thus causing you to be in debt.  Would you not look to cut or reduce unnecessary spending?  And then would you not also look to do activities that cost you less, i.e. reduce taxes?  Of course you would.  And in doing these things, do you think that this would bring your household’s debt down and bring your income-spending ratio more in balance?  Of course it would.  Currently the federal government is spending more than 1 Trillion Dollars annually more than it brings in. Problem!  But, Mr. O and the Democrats would have us, particularly the intellectually uninitiated amongst us, that spending Trillions more than the government brings in isn’t the problem.  So to attempt to cut spending and cut the cost of doing business or engaging in wealth-producing activities is not necessary and won’t do anything to reduce the government’s debt-income ratio. Says the Administration.  Really?

Well, history tells us a different story.  Many of us have heard of the “roaring twenties” of America.  But, why was it called that?  It was a fantastic period of economic growth in America following one of the worst depressions we ever experienced; of which many of us today know nothing about.  Thus it is called “The Forgotten Depression”.

The economic boom of the early 1920’s followed the presidency of Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson.  Mr. Wilson’s economic ideology was that big government is good to grow the nation in times of economic strife. This economic theory is called Keynesian Economics; named after 20th century economist John Maynard Keynes.  Now, I just want to make clear a little understood fact, the term Progressive can be applied to both Republican and Democrat.  It is an ideology that favors gradual social, political, and economic reform that is to the left of traditional political views.  The Keynesian philosophy has as its fundamental basis that private sector decisions are inefficient so the government must take control for the economy to grow and be stable. The government does this mainly by the redistribution of the wealth that it receives from taxes, and it uses a concoction of government spending, tax breaks, tax hikes, and some spending cuts in order to curb inflation. Does this sound familiar?

Wilson’s economic policies caused a tragic reaction in the economy. Federal spending in 1913 was 2.0 percent of the Gross National Product (GNP); it jumped to over 7 percent. During his Administration, non-defense spending exploded 20 times higher than what it was before his Administration. The income tax rate for the “rich” jumped from 7 percent to 73 percent to pay for all of the new spending, supposedly. By his terms end, unemployment increased to nearly 12 percent, as GNP had declined 17 percent.

But the election of Republican Warren Harding reversed the slide into the economic abyss by reversing all of the failed Keynesian policies.  He followed one simple concept, “The history of taxation shows that taxes which are inherently excessive are not paid. The high rates inevitably put pressure upon the taxpayer to withdraw his capital from productive business.”  President Coolidge, stated, “the wise and correct course to follow in taxation and all other economic legislation is not to destroy those who have already secured success but to create conditions under which every one will have a better chance to be successful.”. He reduced the top marginal normal and surtax rate from 73 percent to 58 percent [for those with incomes over $200,000] in 1922; to 50 percent by 1923; in 1924, it fell to 46 percent [for those with incomes over $500,000]; to just 25 percent [for those with incomes over $100,000] from 1925 to 1928; and then to 24 percent in 1929.  The American economy went through the roof!  The dreaded Bush tax cuts were similar in scale.  This is why it couldn’t totally be done away with.  The tax cuts are good for more than the “rich”.

The contorted notion that Mr. Obama, and of Keynesian ideologs such as Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and FDR, is that taxing the very elements of economic wealth and production, i.e. the high income earners, big corporations, and such, will inspire the people to work harder and create more wealth. Chief Justice John Marshall stated an unrebuttable truth when he said, “Every tax imposed by government diminishes the power of the person taxed. Excessive taxation obstructs choice and entrepreneurship, which restricts freedom and prosperity for the individual taxed and the entire community.” Current history reveals to even the most passive observer that the high taxing retards economic prosperity. High tax States such as New York, Illinois, and California, as well as nations such as France and Greece are losing their income producer population massively due to their policies of high taxes and gross government spending.

The fact is that in no time in the history of the world has taking money from those who earn it has led to a nation’s economic might, less than being the economic marvel such as America.  The very idea of high taxation is intuitively repugnant not just to Americans, but human nature. That is why we love sales, discounts, and “tax free” holidays – to be able to keep more of our money in our own pockets. No one would look for where he can spend or lose more money, in his right mind.  We instinctively know when our home budget is running even slightly in the red to reduce our spending and look to pay less for things. And Mr. Obama knows this as well.  So why does he persist in this grotesquely flawed economic theory?  Simply due to the fact that we the people allow him to. The only other relevant question is will there be enough of America to reverse this tragedy after Obama is gone? Or will this nation still be run by the intellectually uninitiated?