Thursday, September 22, 2011


Wouldn’t it be great if just for one day every politician in the country had to tell the truth? No stretching for political purposes, just the cold, hard, truth. The truth regardless of who might get hurt. The truth regardless of who might benefit. I bet you and I would have a few questions.

I have been listening to the current debate over tax increases. Obama is proposing a “Warren Buffet” tax increase on the so called rich. Interesting name since Buffet wouldn’t be affected because he only takes a salary of $100,000.00 a year. His dividends from his billions in Berkshire/Hathaway however would not be subject to any increase nor would his massive wealth. Wouldn’t it be great if Buffet would pay the billion dollars he owes of unpaid taxes which he has been fighting for years? What a hypocrite.

Obama says tax increases would cause revenues to grow by enough to balance the budget and create jobs. The Republicans say that if taxes are increased on the job creators, unemployment will continue to grow higher and the economy will continue to tank. I don’t know whom to believe. I do know this however, some body’s lying. Wouldn’t it be great to really know who is telling the truth? If anyone?

Wouldn’t it be great to know where Obama was really born? Wouldn’t you like to know why he has a Connecticut issued Social Security card while he has never lived in Connecticut?

Wouldn’t it be great to know the last time Hillary actually spoke to Bill?

Wouldn’t it be great to know how much money is currently being hidden offshore? Business and private citizens alike ducking taxes by using this ploy? I would bet it is in the trillions.

Wouldn’t it be great to know the deals that are made in Congress that get laws passed and special exemptions for the big donors? How about if all politicians had to tell the truth about their “campaign contributions”? Not only how much but also who they are from and what they are promised in return. That would be revealing.

Wouldn’t it be great if the bumper sticker that says “celebrate diversity” didn’t also mean celebrate perversity?

How about the idea of picking up a copy of the New York Times or watching a news report from any of the big three network news programs and actually being able to believe what was reported?

Wouldn’t it be great if the whole concept of “political correctness” was buried in a really deep hole along with all the nonsense it causes? The idea seems to be the root of a lot of our problems and misery. It forbids our being honest about a number of things such as the real reason the black community is behind the white or Asian community. It also doesn’t allow us to even identify who our enemy is in this war we are fighting. What absolute nonsense.

Wouldn’t it be great if just once scientists, environmentalists, and weathermen would be honest about climate change? It has become a political lightning rod with no basis in scientific fact. If I see one more feature about a hapless polar bear swimming in open water looking for an iceberg, I am going to throw up. Climate change is inevitable. It has been happening since the dawn of this universe and it will continue long after man is gone and no amount of recycling, riding bicycles instead of gas guzzling SUVs, or forcing people to toss out their incandescent light bulbs is going to have anything to do with it. The climate is changing. Deal with it. Adapt or perish.

I guess what I would really like is truth. Unvarnished truth. Truth without agenda. Truth without strings attached. Truth without a profit motive. Just the truth. I just want my faith in government and institutions restored.

Wouldn’t that be great?

Ron Scarbro September 22, 2011

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