My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have created this blog as a platform for my political views as well as those of select contributors.

I believe that American Politicians have lost sight of their goal: To uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people of the United States. They argue and bicker on the floor of their respective houses, positioning themselves for the next election, while they accomplish very little business for the citizens of this country.

Meanwhile our economy is sliding downward. Millions of our precious jobs have have been exported overseas. Our social safety net and other public services are being cut. Our middle class is rapidly disappearing and the numbers of citizens existing below the poverty line is increasing dramatically.

I plan to examine the causes of these terrible changes to our American way of life. Your comments will help us all arrive at some important conclusions.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The GOP Pledge… an Empty Taco…"Where’s the Beef" ?

Commentary by
Patrick McCormick

Talk about being out of touch with the people, I was expecting to read some kind of plan. After two years criticizing the President and blocking legislation, there are some crucial elements missing from the “Pledge”.

How will the Grand Old Party stimulate the creation of Jobs? Is it their plan to simply extend Bush era Tax Incentives for businesses and the wealthy? What is the cost of that going to be?

How are we going to pay back the monstrous debit rung up by the Bush and Obama administrations? New Jobs, the kind that make things and pay federal income taxes are what the America needs to help get its “Bottom Line” back into the black.

What is the GOP plan to reduce the trillions of dollars worth of overseas debit created by the tremendous “Imbalance of Trade”? If we continue going down the same road as before, we will come to a place called “Financial Ruin”.

The GOP plan wants to stop funding abortions. That is a direct appeal for votes from the religious right, but will not save much cash or create jobs.

The “Pledge” does not address the environment, are we just going to ignore environmental problems until times get better? We have done that since humanity started burning coal. Why not stimulate the production of “Green Technology” and “Renewable Sources of Energy” to create some new jobs.

After two years of denouncing legislation proposed by their Democratic opposition, it would be fair to assume our minority leaders had some actual plans, some new ideas, some “Beef”; obviously, they do not.

I am as fed up with our stagnant economy as any American citizen. I am willing to vote for anyone with an agenda designed to get US out of this hole. Will that person please stand up.

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1 comment:

  1. Senior citizen actress Clara Peller played a crusty old lady who slapped the counters of neighborhood hamburger joints and loudly asked the probing question "Where's the Beef!", which implied that the only place in town where Ms. Peller could get a hamburger with an ample portion of "beef" was at Wendy's.

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