By any objective measure, the first year of the Obama presidency was a dismal failure. And the handling of the recent terrorist incident with the so-called "panty-bomber" put an exclamation point on this administration's failure to take the terrorist threat as seriously as they take any threat to their political power. But the actions that may have the most lasting, damaging impact involve spending trillions of our children's and grandchildren's money in the name of "fixing" the economy and a healthcare system that are not as broken as liberals claimed when they took over.
The destruction of whatever is left of our market-based economy seems to be the ultimate goal of this administration. But perhaps the public has become so jaded by continuous out-of-control spending by Congresses over the years that only massive tax increases—entirely possible with this team in power—will wake the population to the real dangers that this administration poses to the future of our nation. With the passage of a healthcare "reform" bill all but assured at this point, new and higher taxes may be a part of the landscape sooner than we had imagined.
The news over the holidays that Rush Limbaugh was admitted to the hospital with chest pains gives us pause to reflect on what the conservative movement would look like without him. Rush is one of the few who recognize that there is a war going on within our borders, and that the outcome involves no less than the heart and soul of our nation as we have known it. It's not politically correct to say so, but the current Democratic leadership, such as it is, poses a grave threat to the future of this nation as a free republic. And since they show no willingness to compromise on their hard-left "principles," they are to be viewed as the enemy versus someone with whom we can deal in the margins as so many high-level Republicans seem to believe is still possible. That is, the only way to stop them is to defeat them, not try for some papered-over compromise that in reality only slows them somewhat from achieving their ultimate objectives.
The attached presentation is intended to show the true magnitude of a trillion dollars, as compared to millions and billions. Please take a look and you'll gain a better perspective on what trillion-dollar-plus annual deficits mean to our future, and why the current power structure in Washington DC needs to be voted out in 2010 and 2012.