Friday, September 16, 2005

Mr. President, What is this Precedent?

I must ask you because you are setting the expectations from this point forward of what the role of the federal government is. And truthfully, I do not like it.

After the attacks on 9/11 and the incredible payouts to the families, I feared that this would become the new standard for any sort of disaster that occurs. The federal government will rush in with barrels of money to appease the masses.

Now, we have an area encompassing three states that has been generally destroyed, and once again, you are rushing in to make things better. Is it no wonder that no one takes any preventive actions any more? Do you really have to wonder why no one buys the optional flood insurance? One state plans to force the insurance companies to pay for flood damage when their policies clearly stated that flood damage was not covered. "Because they can afford to pay" is the justification for this. That they did not pay for flood damage is considered to be just a technicality.

How long will the rest of us continue to pay for our insurance, and manage our risks prudently when it is clear that the federal government feels that it has the job to bail everyone out for all the poor decisions and choices that they make over their lifetimes?

Mr. President, you are creating the largest government we have ever seen. You are creating new entitlements that we would never have dreamed of. You are creating two classes of people in th is country more clearly than ever before. The first class takes care of itself, lives within its means, and plans for what may go wrong. The second class has the motto "let the good times roll". They live with reckless abandon, knowing that if the going gets rough enough, their favorite uncle is going to bail them out.

How long do you think it will be before we all decide the hell with it, let's join the second class, and party til we can't party no more?

A Kerry presidency would have never had the balls to propose what you have. And there is no check on a republican president that can clearly outspend the liberals....and that is a bad place to be.


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