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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Check Chet~ Part III

Click here for Part I and Part II.....

Our nation and our state have committed to irrational levels of spending and debt, which is a moral issue. Yes, it is generational theft, and it must stop! How dare they rob our children in order to fund these “progressive” excesses? There was a time, thanks to the greatest generation, when our parents and grandparents sacrificed in order to give their offspring the opportunity to enjoy a better life.

This has been turned on its head, and future generations will be forced to pay the price through higher inflation, higher taxes, and a lower standard of living. Progressive fiscal policies have contaminated the bloodstream of our once enviable economy with yearly deficits reaching 12% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The national debt, now approaching $14 trillion, will exceed our annual GDP this year. This is the stuff of which banana republics are made.

Policy makers cannot betray fundamental free market principles with impunity. Adam Smith’s “invisible hand”, that productive unleashing of human potential, which cannot possibly be orchestrated by a central command, must be untied to do its magic or our prospects for prosperity will continue to fade. Just ask the former Soviet Union.

Short-sighted progressive policies eventually result in a society where more people have a stake in welfare than in producing wealth; where high unemployment becomes a normal way of life. In this grey environment, the spirit of risktaking and enterprise is smothered by the unavoidably excessive taxes required to sustain increasingly liberal hand-outs.

Webs of regulation discourage innovation as the government grows at the expense of free markets. Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote about good government should be more carefully considered: “A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth
of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”

Our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, strongly resisted the progressive ideas of the early twentieth century. At one point he stated, “The wise and correct course to follow in taxation is not to destroy those who have already secured success, but to create conditions under which everyone will have a better chance to be successful.”

The reason I am running for PA Lt. Governor is to help foster an economic environment where all Pennsylvanians “have a better chance to be successful.” I firmly believe Pennsylvania can become an economic powerhouse. Our proximity to the greater markets of the New England States, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic region, combined with bountiful natural resources, boundless energy assets, a relatively sound infrastructure, top-notch schools, and a terrific work force, provide every possibility for our Keystone State to become the seed of the nation’s economic recovery. A thriving private sector will generate the jobs we desperately need.

But this can happen only if Pennsylvania returns to pro-growth, free market, fiscally responsible solutions and turns away from big government, progressive policies. History proves that the American spirit, when uninhibited by government, is quite capable of producing many “Naomi’s Cleaning” stories. Small businesses like this will make Pennsylvania a job creating economic powerhouse.

Isn't he well-stated? I guess that's part of being a politician right?
Seriously, though he knows what he wants and he has a good head on his shoulders.
I can confidently say to you THAT HE HAS MY VOTE
ON MAY 18TH!!!!
*mute music at bottom of page*

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