Monthly Archives: June 2012

Changed Mind

I’ve changed my mind, I think I’ll vote for Barack Obama, after all, he has accomplished quite a few things. I’ll list some, but will surely forget a few.

1. He was elected president with the highest qualifications, running against the most formidable opponent possible. Oh, wait.

2. He said he was going to close Guantanamo Bay in hist first year, and he did. Oh, wait.

3. He passed a trillion dollar spending bill that fixed our unemployment problem, and kept it below 8%. Oh, wait.

4. He passed a great healthcare law that everyone loves, that increased coverage, lowered costs, and no one is forced to be insured. Oh, wait.

5. The government took over all college loans, and the interest rates are going to stay low. Oh, wait.

6. He took the lead and put the military in action against Libya, and did it with congressional approval when the 100 day mark hit. Oh, wait.

7. He didn’t freeze deep well drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil leak. Oh, wait.

8. He has done wonders for our national unity by not pitting segments of the population against each other. Oh, wait.

9. He hated the Iraq war so much that he got us out by winning with a troop surge. Oh, wait.

10. He hated the war in Afghanistan so much he withdrew the troops without a surge. Oh, wait.

11. He hates power and dictatorship so much he has made it a point to enforce all laws passed by congress. Oh, wait.

12. He also hates power and dictatorship so much that he shot down having the future ability to send mass text messages to EVERYONE, in case of an “emergency”. Oh, wait.

13. He has managed to keep the deficit from growing out of control. Oh, wait.

14. He didn’t create a 26 billion dollar bailout for teachers, police and firefighters as a payback for their unions support. Oh, wait.

15. He didn’t take/give 51% control of General Motors to the government and unions. Oh, wait.

16. He spent some good quality time supporting the democrat mayor of Milwaukee (who threw all his weight behind Obama’s campaign) while he was running against Scott Walker in the Wisconsin recall election. Oh, wait.

Anyway, I’m sure there are many more positive things President Obama has accomplished, and given the opportunity of another four years, he would continue to act and lead in the best interest of the country. Oh, wait.

Sgt. Hug

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Walk the Line

Well last night was a huge night in politics, and it took place in Wisconsin.

In 2010 Scott Walker (R) was elected in a normally blue state. He was elected because he said he was going to straighten out the budget, unemployment, and financial woes.

One of the things he did was go against government employer unions. He wanted to make it optional for people join a union, he succeeded, in March of 2011 there were 68,000 public sector union members, in 2012 there are 28,000. That means when given the option, 40,000 people bailed from the unions. One of the other things was he wanted union members to contribute a small amount, about 1% toward their own retirement. This passed also, but not without massive demonstrations, and democratic reps and senators running from the state and hiding, all avoid the vote. Well Scott Walker let them play their games a while, tried to get them to come back, and when they didn’t he stripped revenue items from the bill and they voted without the dems. When this their shenanigans failed, the unions went on a blitz to recall him, and he and the Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. So it went to the ballot box on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Guess what, Walker and Kleefisch both won their recalls…the unions and dems failed to oust them.

Governor Walker is a true example of solid leader. He was willing to make the tough calls, clash with the unions (full disclosure…I loathe unions), and take bold steps to improve the lives of Wisconsin residents. I hope the rest of the country is looking at what took place in Wisconsin, and realize the same kind of bold measures and bold leadership are what we need on a national level, as well as in a lot of states.

Congratulations Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Sgt. Hug

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