Friday, October 8, 2010
How Crazy Is It?
By Alan Caruba
How crazy is it to keep telling people the economy is recovering when everyone knows the “stimulus” was a complete flop and unemployment is up?
How crazy is it to keep wanting to spend more billions on “stimulus”?
How crazy is it to let the Bush tax cuts expire when every economist in America is telling you to extend or make them permanent?
How crazy is it for the federal government to sue Arizona for passing a law that directly mirrors a federal one intended to enforce the prohibition against illegal aliens?
How crazy is it to help fund a deepwater oil drilling operation off the coast of Brazil while refusing to allow it anywhere off the East and West coasts of America?
How crazy is it to refuse to open a tiny portion of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for oil at a time when we are importing sixty percent of oil from foreign producers?
How crazy is it to “reform” Medicare by adding thousands more to its rolls while telling everyone you were cutting its costs?
How crazy is it to pass Obamacare without telling people that many would lose their insurance while others would see their premiums increase?
How crazy is it to require utilities to purchase electricity from wind and solar farms when neither could exist without taxpayer subsidies, nor produces a steady supply?
How crazy is it to try to stop the building of coal-fired plants to generate electricity when the United States is the “Saudi Arabia of coal”, having hundreds of years’ supply?
How crazy is it to continue the moratorium on U.S. oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico, throwing more people out of work, denying the oil to the marketplace, and yet give money to Mexico so it can drill in the same Gulf?
How crazy is it to try to close Guantanamo when no U.S. state prison system and no foreign nation want to take the detainees? When one third or more of those previously released returned to the battlefield?
How crazy is it to continue blaming G.W. Bush for everything when you’ve spent more time on the golf course in a year and a half than he did during eight years in office?
How crazy is it to give a speech on the war in Afghanistan at West Point and announce when the U.S. will be leaving?
How crazy is it for the federal government to ban the incandescent light bulb?
I could ask this generic question many times regarding the Obama administration and some previous congressional actions, but they add up to something less than “crazy” and more like a plan to harm the nation and all Americans when it comes to energy, healthcare, and national security.
Some may say this notion is just plain crazy, but it may be closer to the truth than anyone wants to admit.
© Alan Caruba, 2010