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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Newt and Nugent? - Has a Nice Ring to It!

Reading a posting from our favorite Libertarian madman, Ted Nugent in Human Events, August 4, who laments over Michigan's demise (while the democratic Governor Granholm plays the violin):

"My beloved home state of Michigan is snagged in an ugly and self-imposed economic and social snare.
Michigan is on economic life support. With unemployment already hovering at fifteen percent and with the automotive industry going the way of the Dodo bird, the bad times for Michigan may have just begun. Michiganiacs beware: things could get much uglier for the Wolverine state before it gets better.
The automotive industry, the foundation of Michigan, and dare I say America, is bankrupt and dying. Taxpayer bailouts, loans to the poorly managed and union controlled car companies, and even a $4,500.00 taxpayer subsidy for people who trade in their older cars for fuel efficient cars may only be postponing the inevitable. Death may be on the doorstep of my old hunting grounds in Dearborn.
According to a July 6 University of Michigan economic article, Michigan will lose over 300,000 jobs from end of 2008 to the end of 2009. The Detroit Free Press reported on July 21 the average sale price for a home in Detroit is a paltry $6,500.00.
If that news isn’t bad enough, I read an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that Detroit’s poorly run and union-controlled public schools are expected to file for bankruptcy protection any day now. According to that op-ed, only one out of four children who enter the ninth grade graduate on time, the proficiency scores of kids in the Detroit public school system are dismal compared to other Michigan school systems while the Detroit school system spends $1,700 more per student than other Michigan school systems. The Detroit public school system is not just the worst in Michigan, but the worst in the nation. Nice going NEA. " - Ted Nugent

Say what you want about Ted, but he always stands up for what he believes with such a common sense approach, a true rarity these days. It truly is a shame that a once and vital state like Michigan will soon be reduced to (even more) federal government handouts, with the possibility of IOUs a la California coming down the pike - but soon we'll have the terrorists that nobody wants - and Obama will fulfill another questionable promise technically - I can see it now "Well, they're out of Gitmo, aren't they?" - maybe they could stay at his home in Illinois that he was able to purchase in that sweetheart real estate deal that you and I would never have been able to do (we're too honest - not community organizers with connections - work too hard to try to work all the angles - your choice) - though Obama does have experience working close up with terrorists (you have to belive Bill Ayres will be appointed to something here - he's getting enough money from the government as it is)

Terrible Ted then mentions Newt Gingrich's plan from the American Solutions site:

"Newt Gingrich and his America Solutions organization have it right if we truly want to jump start the economy and set forth the conditions to create good, permanent jobs.
1. Cut taxes 50% for individuals and businesses. Putting this extra cash in the hands of people and small businesses would ignite the American economy like pouring gas on a fire. Barry O and crew are doing everything they can to pour gallons of water on already dwindling embers of capitalism.
2. Eliminate the Capital Gains tax. Newt argues this will provide the capital to build new factories, enable entrepreneurs to start new businesses, create new technologies, etc. History shows that his arguments are bullet proof.
3. Drastically slim down the corporate tax rate, which is among the highest in the world. Reducing our corporate tax rate to that of Ireland (12.5%) would make America a magnet for new companies which would hire American workers.
4. Kill the Death Tax. Taxing the after tax savings of Americans is immoral, mob-like behavior. Killing the death tax would unleash hundreds of billions of dollars that Americans could use to start new businesses and hire Americans.
Newt and his American Solutions ideas to get Michigan and America moving again are spot-on. Barry O and his hyperliberal school boy crew are dead wrong. Americans are paying the price for Barry O’s anti-freedom, anti-capitalist, and very anti-American economic policies. " - Ted Nugent, c/o Newt Gingrich

All sound economic ideas (and you can say what you want about Newt - but he gets the job done, look at Contract with America - what was impressive was not just the proposal in a very simple format for all to understand, but to actually complete the contract as well - so very rare in politics), which means they haven't got a chance as long as the current group is in office - but we have to believe that the American people will rise, released from their chains, if they haven't already been placed around the neck of the free market system - we have to believe there's time, but it's running out. Get involved, and look carefully at the Libertarian ideas, which each of these points made, will get us out of this mess (would have kept us from this mess in the first place) - it's so simple, and perhaps that's where people have trouble understanding the premise, as they have been ingrained to believe that programs are not what they say they are (especially when delivered by politicians in Washington DC, or each of the state houses) and they are starting to look to see who's behind the curtain pulling the strings - read "1984" - George Orwell, "Atlas Shrugged" - Ayn Rand, "It can't Happen Here" - Sinclair Lewis, and "Revolution" - Ron Paul and stand up - and speak up (articulate and loud - the other side seems to hate that).

An excellent video with Ted discussing Freedom(and actually having to defend his rights - amazing that he has to do that in this country, still???):

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