Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Repeat, Reuse, Recycle

I'm tired of politicians using the same line over and over again but not actually putting their words into practice.  It's on BOTH sides of the aisle, so I'm not bashing one over the other here.  It's a problem rampant throughout our political system.  

It's for the children!  We need to do something about the environment!  We have to reform social security!

Time and again the call rings out in speeches, year after year, the same rhetoric, and not one single foot steps forward on any of these issues.  THEN, if the government DOES act, it's a disaster.  Take the incandescent light bulb nonsense.  Instead of energy-sucking incandescent bulbs, I must now buy eco-friendly, kilowatt-saving bulbs.  Never mind that they are filled with deadly poisonous mercury (green, indeed!) and when I need to get rid of them I have to take them to a center set up specifically for hazardous waste disposal.  And if I break one, I practically need to call in a HazMat team.  Um, yeah, that's SO much better.  Thank you, government.

Here's an excerpt from the Weekly Standard highlighting Obama's common phrases...

"Obama 2010: "It's time for colleges and universities to get serious about cutting their own costs.
Obama 2012: "Colleges and universities have to do their part by working to keep costs down."
Obama 2010: "And we should continue the work by fixing our broken immigration system."
Obama 2011: "I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration."
Obama 2012: "I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration."
Obama 2010: "We face a deficit of trust."
Obama 2012: "I've talked tonight about the deficit of trust . . ."
Obama 2010: "We can't wage a perpetual campaign."
Obama 2012: "We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign."
The good news is that after a couple years these sorts of speeches begin to write themselves."
Yup, and what exactly has HE done other than repeat these tired, old lines?  At least he's recycling.  Career politicians need to be ousted.  We need term limits NOW!

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