When straw man arguments drive big-government policies, it’s not just taxpayer dollars that get spent—trust in our elected leaders gets exhausted as well. Public confidence in the government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, and is there any wonder? But it’s full steam ahead for the Obama administration, as they try to assume more federal control over Wall Street and the free market with financial regulation reform. Well one representative is saying, “No mas.”
“Prove it.” That’s the message to Senate Democrats by Senator Mitch McConnell, when it comes to democrat legislation designed to reform the financial industry. Prove it! Gone are the days when the American public blindly accepts Democratic solutions for impending “crises.” Use evidence and reason—not demagoguery and class warfare rhetoric—and prove to us this bill will correct missteps we made in the past.
Democrats claim this legislation will protect taxpayers…that it will never amount to another bailout bill. They say the government has no interest in taking over sectors of the free market; they just want to protect the consumer from greedy corporate fat cats. McConnell’s response? Prove it!
Look at the context of these assurances and ask yourself if you’re ready to hand Congress another blank check for more watershed regulation. Review the administration’s record… no bailouts? Wasn’t it under President Obama that the American people acquired ownership of GM? No intrusion into the free market? Is this not the same Congress who voted to socialize a 1/6 of the economy in the form of national healthcare, than quietly went on to take over 80% of the student-loan market?
And the list goes on and on. Well this time, we aren’t buying it. When free people are forced to forfeit more of their liberty to the expanding rise of federal power, suspicion is a natural response. Common Sense kudos to Senator Mitch McConnell for recognizing how we feel and demanding the administration back up what they expect us to shell out.
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