Well, I'm finally back from vacation with the family. Had a really nice time and the fireworks in Ocean City, MD were really good.
First, let me say "Congratulations" to all those principled Conservatives from Minnesoata who decided to stay home rather than get out the vote last November. I hope the next six years are everything you dreamt of.
But, let's look forward, not back. Colin Powell has finally seen the light concerning Barack Obama. Apparently, the retired General is now wondering whether or not voting for color of skin rather than actual issues was such a good idea.
From the Washington Times:
|Colin Powell, one of President Obama's most prominent Republican supporters, expressed concern Friday that the president's ambitious blitz of costly initiatives may be enlarging the size of government and the federal debt too much. |
"I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them," Mr. Powell said in an excerpt of an interview with CNN's John King, released by the network Friday morning.
Well, those of us who were not blinded by a "Messiah complex" knew this to be true last year.
|"And we can't pay for it all," said Mr. Powell, who was the first African-American to serve as secretary of state, under former President George W. Bush.|
Mr. Powell's comments represent the growing concern that began with hard-line fiscal conservatives but is now spreading to moderates about the rate of government spending and debt under President Obama, and the long-term impact on the country's fiscal sustainability and national security.
The national debt stands currently at $11.5 trillion and the deficit for the current fiscal year is projected to be close to $2 trillion.
Mr. Powell expressed alarm at "budgets that are running into the multi-trillions of dollars" and "a huge, huge national debt that, if we don't pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great-grandchildren will have to pay for it."
Welcome aboard, General Powell! It's good to see that you have finally realized what most of us have known all along!
This is what happens when people vote from their emotions rather than their rationality. They get the exact opposite of what they were expecting.
BTW, look for the Obama administration to throw General Powell under the bus soon.
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Powell Airs Doubts On Obama Agenda
The Washington Times
July 3, 2009