Jakubczyk on Common Sense

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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Exercising Economic Common Sense

Barack Obama and his supporters claim that the November elections were about hope and change.

The American people were duped into believing this because the media was in the tank for him. Now a mere two and one half weeks into his administration, serious people are asking if he is in over his head.

Although he promised a government without the fingerprints of lobbyists, the truth is that most of his appointments are either Clintonistas who made their fortunes as lobbyists or former senators turned multi-million dollar moguls.

Charles Krauthammer said it best in his latest post.

all we can hope is that the Senate Republicans hold firm and oppose all of this nonsense.

After all, when someone wants you to sign something without reading it, or before reading it, the best advice is to NOT sign it, run away and run away fast.

Well the same thing applies here.

The American people are being told that if we do not act, it will be a catastrophe. I'm not so sure that spending a zillion dollars of our children's money is a good idea. seems awful shortsighted to me.

Seems we ought to be looking for ways to sell American goods and services to those who can pay for it, and to cut back on wasteful spending while we retool for the 21st Century.
Seems that we ought to become energy independent so we are not sending those hard earned dollars overseas to finance countries and regimes who do not think highly of us.
Seems as if we should shrink government so it does not compete with the private sector for investment dollars.

But then all of this is just old fashioned economic common sense.

And there is none of that in Washington, D.C. not now, not yesterday, and I dare say not tomorrow - unless we, the people clean house. The problem though with "we the people, " is that a lot of the people want the hand out, not the hand up. And I am not talking about the poor. I am talking about all of those companies looking for federal gran rs, government projects, and sweetheart deals.

That's all for now.