Sunday, September 11, 2016

Blinded to the Facts!


Whenever I write about liberal Democrats (of which I was one many years ago), I am constantly reminded of a phrase that sort of describes them to a tee, it goes like this; “They are blinded to the facts by their loony liberal ideology”.

The term “cognitive dissonance” aptly describes their public pronouncements, and what they really know to be true, which is not what they said in public. Saying one thing, but believing something else. Many of the liberal Democrats are educated people who adhere to the “party line”, even though they know that what they are saying doesn't meet the “smell test” of verifiable facts.

A blatant example is when overly partisan Democrats continually state that lowering taxes to a reasonable level will cause huge deficits and a diminished flow of revenue to the government treasury. It is a well known fact that when marginal tax rates are lowered, the actual tax collections to the government coffers go up dramatically (ex: when JFK, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush lowered the tax rates, the revenue to the government went up). They always claim that our deficit increased during those periods of the lowering of the tax rates - that is correct, but it was not because we lowered the tax rates, it was because the Congress, with the complicity of the President, continued to spend more than we took in in revenue. What the liberal Democrats don't seem to grasp (or don't want to understand) is that the top 10% of income earners, who pay approximately 70% of our income taxes, have the means to take advantage of tax loopholes, or to move their money and their investments to places where it will generate more “bang for the buck”, in other words, they will vote with their feet to go to greener pastures with their money thus depriving the government of needed tax revenue. Even with that evidence, the liberal Democrats will not admit the obvious, but will stick to their erroneous beliefs because “they are blinded to the facts by their loony liberal ideology”.

This same “blindness” is evident by the liberal Democrats adamant denial of our country being able to become energy independent. It seems they are beholden to the “environmental wacko's” who are part of the collection of “special interests” that exert influence on the Democrat Party hierarchy. We have more natural energy resources within our own country than any other country in the world, but here we are importing 40% of our energy needs from foreign countries, thereby giving some of those countries billions of our dollars that should be spent right here in our own country. We should be an energy exporting country instead of an energy importing country if the restraints by the liberal Democrats, didn't throw “monkey wrenches” in our quest for energy exploration within our own borders. Are we stupid or what? Why don't the the liberal Democrats admit they are wrong and join the Republicans in unleashing our exploration and reclaiming of our energy so we can reverse our outlay of money to other countries, some of whom can be considered our political enemies.

So, as I've laid out, the liberal Democrats, as of now, are “blinded to the facts by their loony liberal ideology” and they must readjust their thinking (which they won't do), as to tax policy and energy policy, to help lead us into the 21st Century, and to return us to our former position as the pre-eminent country of the world. It looks like that will mean installing a new president ( not Hillary Clinton) to undo what the present occupant in the White House has done in his two terms as president. It won't be easy as he has done irreparable damage with his Alinsky-type, Marxism/Socialism.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann







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1 comment:

George Giftos said...

Taking the taste test, it's amazing how many Republican and Conservatives were former Democrats. Very few have switched the other way, mostly due for personal gain.