Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day700 Sunday 07/29/12

100 weeks of running against Obama!!!

ran 3.0 miles
Today ends 700 days and week 100 of running against Obama. I ran 22.5 miles this week, averaging 3.21 miles per day.

100 days left until the election. As we take inventory of the last four years under President Obama it is clear that America is not better off. Anything that might appear to be "better off" only seems that way because it was financed through loans from other countries or it was paid for by printing Monopoly dollars off the funny-money presses, which serve no long-term purpose other than to put America's youth and unborn children into debt they did nothing to incur.

The latest argument in Washington concerns the undecided fate of the Bush era tax cuts. They are set to expire on January 1, 2013, and both Republicans and Democrats are staring one another down waiting for the other to blink.

It appears to me that Republicans generally feel there is not a revenue problem in collecting enough tax dollars, but a spending problem in how those tax dollars are used. Conversely, I get the impression that Democrats will never be satisfied with any number of tax hikes and that they will continue to wastefully spend whatever sum of money it is they have on programs that put jobs and our economy behind less important issues.

Everyone seems to agree that if the Bush tax cuts expire it will make the figurative expression "jumping off the fiscal cliff" a reality. Our president wants to extend the tax cuts to all households making less than $250,000 per year, but he wants the cuts to expire on all earning above that figure. Republicans, obviously, want the tax cuts extended for all Americans.

Just as a note, if you refer to Day678, Rick Santelli explains that even if our president were to take one million dollars from each of the top 1% earners in America, it would barely be enough money to pay for one day of our federal government to simply function. As much money as that is, it is not even enough to scratch the tip of our national debt. All of this debate about raising taxes and extending tax cuts pales in comparison to the fact that our government has a full-blown spending problem and addiction and it needs an intervention followed by at least four years of rehabilitation.

Obama has often said in the past that this is no time to raise taxes. If it was "no time" then it certainly isn't time to raise taxes now. Our president's desire to raise taxes on top earners follows the narrative of his speech in Virginia, the infamous "you didn't build that" speech. It is class warfare he is waging and he is successfully dividing America in two. 

Two Americas cannot coexist in the same time and space and on November 6, 2012, one of the two emerging Americas is going to disappear for a very long time. 

2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C. and back + 104.2

Here is what happened one year ago on Day335.

No comments:

Post a Comment