The political cycle for the November mid-term elections is in full swing, and the liberal apparatus for some reason is not doing what it does best – trashing conservatives. I can’t blame them. Would you want to run on that record?
But they are turning to a page right out the Socialist playbook, using propaganda to scare seniors. Those nasty conservatives are going to take away your Social Security is one of their favorites. And right on cue, incumbent congressmen Paul Kanjorski and Chris Carney have sent out disingenuous fliers telling their constituents that their opponents, Lou Barletta and Tom Marino, respectively, if elected, will either cut or take away their retirement benefits.
Of course, the honorable incumbents conveniently forget to tell the voters that the 75-year-old Social Security program is in the red and that we’re going to be borrowing more. What’s a few more trillion dollars? What comes after a trillion anyway? A zillion, perhaps?
And don’t think that the union bosses and special interest hacks won’t be telling their members, scratch that, threatening their members that if they don’t vote for the Democrats, life as they know it will cease to exist.
I’m especially impressed by the local liberal bloggers who are touting Obama Care and the jobs congressmen Kanjorski and Carney have brought to their respective districts.
Why is it that neither incumbent is touting his role in passing ObamaCare, which polls show many Americans want repealed, not tweaked, but repealed? They voted for this unpopular bill, but they prefer we forget that.
And jobs? You’ve got to be kidding! Kanjorski, of course, is out there blabbing about ”potential” taxpayer-funded jobs. Again, ripped from the pages of the Progressive Socialist playbook. As a taxpayer, you are the one who pays for the generous salary and benefits of yet another government employee.
By the way, President Obama likes to take credit for jobs saved. I’m just wondering if Paul Kanjorski would like to talk about all those Sallie Mae jobs he and Carney saved when they threw the Hanover Township workers under the bus in exchange for voting for ObamaCare. Now Kanjorski is telling Sallie Mae it should hire back the workers it was forced to let go because its business picked up. The man has nerve.
It’s so much easier talking about training jobs that may arrive in Conyngham Township or a handful from a new Innovation Center on Public Square – all funded with “free money” (Kanjo’s phrase, not ours) than it is about the Sallie Mae employees who’ve joined the ranks of the unemployed.
Yes, the campaign silly season is upon us. Remember to watch what the candidates do and have done and ignore what their operatives say. When you head to the polls, remember ObamaCare, an $800-billion stimulus, bailouts and cash for clunkers.
What we don’t need is more government and more spending and more taxes.
Get involved, get registered, and vote.