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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 17 Issue
Russell County News

“Who’s going to pull the wagon?” I heard that question asked recently and it’s a great question. Free education, free healthcare, and free entitlements sound wonderful, but when anything is “free” everyone what to jump on the band wagon. It’s just our nature to take advantage of a free offers and bargains, but once everyone jumps on, “Who’s going to pull the wagon?” It wasn’t that long ago that most people where too proud to accept charity or handouts, but now many think it’s a right! I received this e-mail that was posted by TownHallTz on Twitter and I believe the author has stated it quite well…

The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson.Budgets do not come from the WHITE HOUSE. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period.If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.WAKE UP, AMERICA; BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.  This is your chance to make a difference. For those who already knew this, you're welcome. For those who didn't, now you know. How's that hope and change working for ya now?

I believe that thinks a fix’ in to change, but it can only happen if we all roll our sleeves up and vote!  It’s time to fire these idiots in Congress and the White House and put new leaders in office that are not willing to sell their souls. It requires Godly people like our countries founders to fix this mess. I’ll close today with a short story that I found quite humorous, but you can draw your own conclusion.

A cowboy from Texas attends a social function where Barack Obama is trying to gather support for his Health Care Plan.  Once he discovers the cowboy is from President Bush's home area, he starts to belittle him by talking in a southern drawl and single syllable words.  As he was doing that, he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head. The cowboy says, "Y'all havin' some problem with them circle flies?"Mr. Obama stopped talking and said, "Well, yes, if that's what they're called, but I've never heard of circle flies."  "Well, sir," the cowboy replies, "Circle flies hang around ranches. They're called circle flies because they're almost always found circling around the back end of a horse."  "Oh," Mr. Obama replies as he goes back to rambling.

But, a moment later he stops and bluntly asks, "Are you calling me a horse's end?"  "No, sir," the cowboy replies, "I have too much respect for the citizens of this country to call their president a horse's end." But it’s sure hard to fool them circle flies!”

Thank you for reading “My Opinion” and don’t forget to watch Glenn Beck!

May God Bless…

Ron Phillips

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