The gut level issue that should connect with all Americans is that each child born in America today has a $50,000 tax on its head on the day it’s born….and that’s just the federal tax. Some states, municipalities and some counties also have impossibly large debt. Borrowing more money, printing more money, for bail out schemes and building more government agencies and regulations only increases the debt each baby will owe.
Obama is playing the class warfare and race war cards; the bankers are all about setting up a European style class-based society … an oligarchy protected by governments. Romney must dig in his heals and let the people know that in America “We The People” make the law, not the government or the bankers, and that now is the time to change all the people who are in government who do not understand and agree with that concept. It’s a founding principle of this country, it’s not rhetoric…Mr. Obama. (Obama and his close supporters and appointees do not agree with that concept; they are dripping arrogance and hubris.)
Only “We the People” can shrink our government and its budget and the taxes and regulations that support it. Politicians and entrenched career people in government will only increase the size of government. Each bureaucrat wants to increase his department’s budget and headcount each year, because that increases their payscale. So they invent more regulations and programs. More regulations inhibit the economy, and require more people and taxes to fund them. New laws and regulations say are the method of bureaucratic and political power.
See Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Pournelle
The following comments are by the law firm Collins, McDonald and Gann in New York: “In 2010, hearings were held in Washington titled “Reining in Overcriminalization: Assessing the Problems, Proposing Solutions” (the full text of the testimony of the September 28, 2010 hearing is available at http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_100928.html). A criminal defense lawyer testified that “no one, including the government, can state how many criminal offenses exist in the federal code or in federal regulations. It is impossible for practitioners who specialize in this area to know all the conduct that is criminalized.” And if criminal lawyers don’t know, how can the average citizen? There are around 4,500 criminal offenses in the U.S. Code and tens of thousands in the Code of Federal Regulations – a number that one witness called “beyond reason and comprehension.” And this massive tangle of federal laws and regulations doesn’t even include the laws and regulations of all the individual states (and 40,000 new laws across the country have just gone into effect as we turned the corner into the New Year on January 1st).”
“When it comes to federal criminal laws, has America gone off the deep end? The answer is yes! We have too many federal laws … too many arrests…too many convictions — and too many prisoners. And, if we continue on this path, it will only get worse. Much worse.” http://cmgesqblog.com/?p=434
Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself. Examples in education would be teachers who work and sacrifice to teach children, versus the union representative in the school department who works to protect any teacher including the most incompetent. The Iron Law states that in all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions.
Also see The Iron Law of Oligarchy at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy
Well, it’s time that “We the People” cleaned out those bureaucrats. Whether they are in Congress, the courts, the Executive branch, the states and the cities…they all work for us. But very few of them believe that. Americans don’t want a $50,000 tax on the head of every unborn American child to pay for the lifestyles and privileges of hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats (bureaucrats who are already making more money on average than the average taxpayer). But $50,000 is the amount of that every child born today in America will owe in taxes to pay off the Federal government debt. The debt is increasing daily. “We the People” must stop it.
Mr. Romney must deliver the sobering message that cuts in welfare and all forms of government will be necessary. The other path, the path of Obama and Democrats, will lead to crisis and violence similar to that already seen in Greece and other countries. This short video clearly explains the dire problem Americans and our elected respresentatives have created for ourselves.
Delivering this truth is a political opportunity for Mitt Romney.
Romney is no Reagan or Obama on the oratory side, but he has to do better. He can do better. He has demonstrated connecting with an audience a few times… his speech at the CPAC meeting prior to the 2008 elections comes to mind. In addition, his camp needs to retell repeatedly on the campaign trail the story of Romney the executive stopping his company and directing all to help find a fellow employee’s lost child. Very powerful stuff. Part of charisma is getting people to want to connect. That’s what story telling is all about.
Personally, I think Romney needs to change his strategist (Gillespie) NOW. Just my humble opinion. Also, Romney would be well served by befriending and seeking the advice and counsel in international relations of Vaclav Klaus. Read this piece by Klaus which at the Hillsdale link below.
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