Obama and his party line faithfuls want to solve our problems by raising the debt limit so that they can borrow more money to finance more spending on bigger government programs. Their rationale is that the good life should be available to all, so that just because you aren’t here legally, or you quit school or don’t have a job or don’t read or write English, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have all the “advantages” enjoyed by hard-working, disciplined, responsible American citizens.
Our “progressive” (socialistic/communistic) government isn’t satisfied with simply guaranteeing the same opportunities for everyone. They don’t like the unequal outcomes of a “competitive” system. They don’t like the idea of winners and losers, so they try to convince us that everyone has the “right” to be a winner. And the only way to make that happen is for the government to take care of everyone. Notice how the concept of “equality” is changed from universal standing before the law to universal sameness of lifestyle for the working class. (The ruling class has its own special standard of equality because they work so hard for us, and deserve so much, but that’s another story.)
So our rulers have legislated how much energy a lightbulb should use, ignoring the fact that some people (particularly those who like to read a lot) like more light than others. They’ve outlawed those dastardly, bright incandescent bulbs that cost us so much to use. They’ve mandated we use the new screwy bulbs with mercury in them, that have to be treated as hazardous waste when they break. In a response by George Miller to an email I sent him [George Miller is a political dinosaur who boasts a career of 36 years in Congress, working hard to establish socialism.] he claimed the new government standards have created new jobs, will reduce mercury pollution and will reduce energy consumption, saving everyone money.
These are all lies the government uses to convince us they are taking care of us. They don’t want us to worry about a thing. Just trust them. So tell me, how can they claim to have created jobs? What happens to jobs when they stop manufacturing incandescent bulbs? Wouldn’t the new bulbs be produced by the same people who produced the old bulbs? If not, how many of those new jobs went overseas? And if the new bulbs are more efficient, doesn’t that mean fewer of them need to be manufactured? Simply changing the type of bulb that is made doesn’t create jobs.
When someone drops one of these new bulbs, and it breaks, how many people are going to take the time to call their local hazmat experts to clean up the mess? Regardless of what the new regulations say, you know they’re going to sweep it up, put it in the trash and throw it in a dumpster. Mercury pollution will actually increase. Being aware of that simple fact, they stopped producing mercury thermometers years ago. What’s the difference? Federal regulations. They will save us.
Finally, why does the government want us to reduce our energy use? Doesn’t it make more sense to build more power plants? That would create jobs, foster industry expansion and stimulate economic growth. But these idiots believe in the myth of man-made global warming. They think that burning more carbon-based fuels to generate energy will destroy the planet’s ecosystems. But that viewpoint has lost its credibility. It simply isn’t true. In addition, technology has developed clean methods of coal and oil production and energy use.
Remember hydro-electricity? It’s cheap, it’s clean and creates additional benefits of lakes for water-storage and recreational use. But government has redacted those, too. Because of politically correct Gaia earth worship, no human activity may, in any way, disturb the wetlands, those sacred repositories of the primal ooze, from which we supposedly evolved. No. We can’t build new dams. We shouldn’t even repair the old ones — just tear them down as they deteriorate with age, and let the wetlands return to their original state.
Unless, of course, you are China. China does whatever it wants. They recently built the biggest dam in the world. As their influence increases, the whole world will become more China-like: sprawling “third-world” communities dictated to by a powerful ruling class who knows best how we should live.
Nothing in this world is forever. Attitudes and leaders keep changing. There’s always hope for change, so, “Keep hope alive!” It reminds me of the fellow who told me, “Cheer up, things could get worse.” So I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse.