The Democrats took full control of the Congress in January 2007. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been running the place for almost four years now.
Candidate Obama became President Obama in January 2009. So Democrats have had complete control of the levers of power in Washington since then.
Okay, we know the Democrats are for the “little guy,” right? The downtrodden, those who have gotten the short end of the stick. So how are those folks doing under the benevolent rule of the Pelosi/Reid Congress?
Well, I happened to be perusing the pages of the Cincinnati Enquirer this past Sunday, September 12th, and a number of headlines jumped out at me. The first read: “Number of homeless families up since ’07.” Here are a couple excerpts from the story:
It’s interesting that when Republicans are in power, the mainstream press can’t do enough stories about homelessness, and Republicans’ alleged failure to take action to curb it. But now that the Democrats are in charge, it almost never gets mentioned. I wonder why?
Another headline from the same Sunday Enquirer read “Number of working-age poor soaring.” Once again, I’ll let the story speak for itself:
And how are young people doing in the Pelosi/Reid/Obama economy? A front-page Enquirer headline from September 7th reads: “Worst on record: Summer not so hot for job seekers: Fewer than half of youths ages 16-25 working in August.” Once again, I’ll let the article speak for itself:
I guess the “little guy” that the Congressional Democrats care so much about would also logically include the “little business person” too (or small business person) wouldn’t it? Well how are they faring under the compassionate Pelosi/Reid Congress? It turns out, not so well. Back to the Sunday, September 12th Enquirer, this time the Business Section, and the headline reads: “Small-business owners worry as Jan. 1 nears: Plan ahead for likely rise in income tax rate.” Again, to the article itself:
In my view, it’s always a bad time to be raising taxes. But it’s a particularly wrong-headed thing to do when we’re in the middle of one of the deepest recessions in the past century, and want to create jobs. Studies show that 70% of new jobs in America are created by small businesses. Thus, it makes no sense to be raising taxes on small business owners as Pelosi/Reid intend to do, if you’re serious about trying to create jobs for people.
So there you have it. The Party that likes to think of itself as the savior, defender and protector of the “little guy” is actually stepping on the little guy’s neck, and keeping him down. But there are a lot more “little guys” than big guys in this country, and they’re tired of being ignored, exploited, taken for granted, and out-and-out lied to by those who pose as their benefactors.
There’s a pretty good chance that about seven weeks from now (on Tuesday, November 2nd to be exact) a tsunami is coming, unlike anything we’ve seen in a long time. Power’s going to be taken from the arrogant likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and given back to the hard-working, God-fearing, family-loving, patriotic “little guys” who made this country the greatest nation on the face of the earth. And it can’t come soon enough. Remember in November.