Oh I know I just pissed off about all of my friends, but I’m allowed to have an opinion, and mine is that President Obama’s “Hope & Change” has failed and it’s time for a change. Obama himself said that if he couldn’t change things in 3 years that he would be a 1-term President. Let’s hope so.The Congressional Budget Office announced yesterday that if things don’t change soon, we will have yet another recession. I’m not sure we can go through that again, especially so soon. To be honest, I don’t think we ever really came out of the last one.
I saw some clips of Paul Ryan’s visit to Raleigh yesterday, and I must say, I was impressed. His (and Romney’s) financial idea’s are right on target. We just can’t continue to spend money we don’t have! It’s plain and simple. We’re broke. Our bank account is overdrawn to the tune of TRILLIONS of dollars. We need to get a businessman in there that knows how to balance a budget and get this country back on it’s financial track.
Now I know that many of my liberal friends will say “but look at all the social things they are against…he’ll take away our rights to (insert complaint here).” Trust me, I get it…I really do. I’m not thrilled about that part of the platform either. I’m a Libertarian, which means I am socially liberal but fiscally conservative. It’s kinda like being Mr. Spock of Star Trek…half human, half Vulcan…sometimes the two philosophies clash. So my philosophy is that we MUST get this country FISCALLY sound again before anything else. All the social issues won’t mean a damn thing if this country falls…there won’t be any country left. We MUST get our economy rolling, we MUST remove roadblocks to entrepreneurs and businesses and allow them to expand and start hiring people again. Once the country is solvent again, we can look at the social issues, but until then, those have to take a backseat in my opinion. Are they important to me? Of coarse; however, if we don’t get the economy back, and get people back to work, there won’t be a country left to enjoy the benefits of those social issues.
So that’s my opinion…like it or not. Like Dennis Miller says: “It’s just my opinion…I could be wrong.”