Monday, February 23, 2009

Fiscal Madness Meets The Age Of Appeasement

Lest anyone get the wrong impression of this article before delving into it too far, the image of Neville Chamberlain is not totally indicative of the intent of this writing. I must also forewarn you, the reader, that while I am usually reticent in using profanity, I am spitting mad as I type. That being said, hide the children and hunker down, because there is breaking news that has unleashed the beast, and I may use language not fit for mixed company.

I was wary of a Clinton-Obama tag-team for obvious reasons, but I had no idea that they would attempt this level of havoc long before the first turn in the track; these horses have barely cleared the gates. Reuters, I learned just a short while ago, is reporting that our new administration is poised to offer $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after the damage caused by hostilities earlier this year.

First, from a patriotically selfish point of view, I would like to know where this money is coming from as we are actually having some financial troubles at the moment. Mr. President, have you noticed that the DJI is down substantially since your electoral victory in November? Has it dawned on you that perhaps $900 million for a foreign - and ofttimes hostile - nation at this juncture may be ill-advised? Are you going to ask Sean Penn, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen or George Soros to cough up the money for this endeavor?

These are obviously rhetorical questions since it is ludicrous to think that those who whine the loudest about social injustice would consider paying dearly to end it. These are people who get paid to do tear-jerking commercials in which they beg the poor folks of America to cough up "just 39 cents a day, the price of a cup of coffee" to save the less fortunate. Does no one ever ask the Alec Baldwins of the world why they don't send a measly million and end poverty in Ethiopia once and for all? Does no one ever ask if 39 cents is enough to pay for the annoying commercials?

This article is not all about money, however, and I will get to the significance of Neville

For anyone unfamiliar with Chamberlain, he was of the mindset that Hitler was just a guy with a chip on his shoulder who could be assuaged with soothing dialogue. He believed that there was something Britain had done that angered the fuhrer and that a simple promise to undo it would suffice. It is much the same with the modern American liberal who believes that our misnomered "lavish lifestyle" is an affront to the sensibilities of Mideastern muslims who live in squalor. Tragically overlooked in this equation is the fact that poor muslims from the middle east are exploited by uber-rich muslims who send the poor out to die for them in the name of Allah. Notice that bin Laden never strapped up and attacked a double-decker bus.

And yet, here we are, on the verge of financial collapse - Obama's words, not mine - and we're going to spend nearly a billion dollars on people who hate us and our strongest ally in the region. One has to ask...why? With Obama promising to slash military spending, it seems the only explanation may be to offer a quid pro quo to Hamas and those sympathetic to them in the hopes that radical muslims will be less likely to attack us.

This is where I planned to curse. I'm pleased to say that you can let the kids back into the room. Odds are, if they're the offspring of conservative parents, they'll even grasp the article.

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