Ladies and gentlemen, Virginia has handed over the State Government to progressives (aka liberals, aka statists) and the result is apparently no different in Virginia than in Washington D.C. How can Virginia afford 42,000 more medicaid applications? We’ve neither the money nor infrastructure in place to handle the burden already bearing down on us. We cannot keep expanding programs, filtered through inefficient apparatus, without any expectation of efficacy.
I’d love to pound the table and tell you the solution Virginia; but I cannot, because we’ve already done this to ourselves. Our current General Assembly has as much interest in fighting the Governor and the President as they do in restoring fiscal responsibility to Richmond. However, if you are baffled by our States’ direction, then all I can offer you is this:
In the future, I would suggest a much broader presence of the Tea Party (of Constitutionalists, Conservatives, and Libertarians) in these local elections. At the end of the day, I’m sorry, but we’re going to bankrupt this state for no serious reason.
Going forward our argument should be this: Yes, we understand that you care about poverty, sickness, and tragedy. Yes, we know you think government should do something about it. No, the government cannot and will not succeed in helping the people you want to help, because the Progressive doesn’t care about individuals, she cares about government. The Progressive discovers an issue of concern to the masses, she then explains to the masses how horrible the problem really is, she assigns blame to “the wealthy”, to “racism”, or to “the Republican Party”. This 10 billion dollar issue ends up generating a 600 billion dollar solution, some forty or fifty percent falling on the States (whose state legislators never voted for it, but will have to budget around it). Then the Republicans, every once in a blue moon, take a stand and say, “No! This is reckless and fiscally impossible”. Then its a chorus of, “Why do you hate the poor? Why do you hate the sick? You’re a bigot and racist and we can just tell that you don’t like puppies!”. Then the Republicans shrink from the sight and sound of battle, into conferences where they figure out how to make this inevitably doomed piece of insane legislation somehow work for them, back home, in their state.
You see, our argument should be that this is insane. I mean, truly, outside of the realm of reason and logic, predicated on premises never tested, verified, or probably even considered! The Progressive is inept, has proven themselves to be so, and therefore any rational person should oppose them. So, we say, We are tired of 10 billion dollar problems costing 600 billion in government legislation, in increasing regulations and taxes and culminating in more government jobs and less prosperity for the rest of us. The Progressive is inept. Big Government is a catastrophe and anyone that supports these insane programs is essentially, suicidal.
I don’t care why you support it. I don’t care why you think we oppose it. We are the rational ones and we are not going to let you ruin our State or our Country. Now please, move aside. That should be our mantra. That is the lesson we should take from all of this.