For some reason, that acronym won’t leave my mind. It probably has something to do with my OD’ing on how badly Obama is screwing up American industry and the economy. Keystone pipeline to lessen our dependence on foreign oil from states like Venezuela, whose dictator President works with our enemy, Iran and insults us at every chance? Forget about it, because the greens that support Obama are more important to his reelection chances than the 20,000 jobs that would have come from laying that pipeline. So now Canada will sell the oil to China, and we’ll keep on propping up Hugo Chavez’s near-dictatorship, which now includes safe houses for Hezbollah terrorists to work hand-in-glove with drug dealers and smugglers to set up a nice little line to the U.S.

So what does “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” have to do with our current president?

Everything. Because the form of statism that he wants to impose on this nation is the statism that is bankrupting Europe. No matter how many New York Times columnists declare that Europe is better than the U.S. financially, or that European nations beat us in this statistic or other, the fact remains that the world is teetering on the brink of economic collapse due to the socialist state model. And for the record, every time someone points out that the infant mortality rate of the U.S. is much higher than that of Europe, remember that premature births have a lot to do with that statistic. And many European nations do not report premature births as births, thus lowering their infant mortality rates.

If Barack Obama gets a second term, this nation may never recover. This is a president who excoriated executive signing statements as a senator and candidate, and then pushed them to unconstitutional limits as a president. He has constantly complained that he has to work with Congress, or that he needs to “get around” a Congress that won’t work with him, even as he heads to the golf course for the 91st round of golf since he became president. He has been consolidating power in the presidency like no other that I can think of, and bemoaning that he doesn’t have enough power to do whatever he wants. Because he’s smarter than us, you see, and knows what’s best for this nation of soft people.

So what happens if we continue on this course? Well, in Norway, child services took away a couple’s children for hand-feeding them and letting them sleep in the bed with Mommy and Daddy. The children are one and three. You think that’s far-fetched? Here in the U.S., protective services took a child away from his parents because the child is obese.

TANSTAAFL. Or, as my father used to say: You get what you pay for. As long as the Republican candidate is not Ron Paul, I will be voting Republican this fall. Every one of you who thinks a Republican president will be worse than Obama could not be more wrong.

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One Response to TANSTAAFL

  1. Russ says:

    As a life-long Democrat, I agree with you, Meryl, and it appalls me how many otherwise intelligent people don’t get this. What worries me most is that people largely tend to vote with their hearts, not their heads, and the GOP crop is rather short of inspiring this year. My biggest hope is that the unions, who had been pushing for the pipeline, actually make their unhappiness with this decision known. My biggest fear is that Obama is buying them off by packing the NLRB with rabidly anti-business folk.

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