Daniel Gilyeat: Today, the Republic Stands in Danger

One of the things that has bothered me since I decided to run for Congress this year is the fact that American people are being lied to by their so called leaders. Almost everything that Obama and the Democrats have said since the inauguration has been reversed, sometimes in the same sentence. While commenting on the 200 billion dollar TARP payback by financial institutions Obama said:

“This gives us a chance to pay down the deficit faster than we thought possible and to shift funds that would have gone to help the banks on Wall Street to help create jobs on Main Street,”

Huh? Which is it, save or spend?

Death panels, no death panels, public option, no public option. We are constantly being told how bad the economy is (blame Bush) or how good the economy is now that Barack is in charge. Do you really see it getting better? We are being lied to.

Two short years ago, the span of a Congressman’s term, our unemployment rate was 4.6%. There were so many jobs that even illegal workers were fully employed. The stock market was booming in 2007. Warning signs of the coming housing bubble were ignored. The Democrats in Congress used ACORN to bring about “social justice” in housing by making lenders give loans to non-qualifying buyers and it is still happening.

If you owned a home you saw its value drop by as much as 50%. People who voted for Obama thought he would save them from foreclosure. In reality less than 10% of the money put in place has been spent on mortgage modification, the rest of those funds are being held up so the Democrats will have plenty of money to spread around in vulnerable congressional districts and Senate races in 2010. Seventy-five percent of the people who were helped with refinancing their devalued homes are in default again.

Oil prices are getting ready to go up again. We are being told the world is running out of oil,…again! H1N1 is a pandemic that never materialized. Global warming is “real”, as we sit in single digit temperatures and deal with “Climate-gate”. This is “Chicken Little(ism)”. Now we have a threat from an EPA official to Congress:

“If you don’t pass this legislation (Cap & Trade), then … the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area. And it is not going to be able to regulate on a market-based way, so it’s going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way, which will probably generate even more uncertainty.”

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced her agency’s “Endangerment Ruling” Monday that unilaterally declares carbon dioxide (CO2) a dangerous pollutant under the Clean Air Act.

I suppose that means they are going to tax the air we breathe.

We need common sense answers in dealing with the serious issues we face and not just a good speech that will soon be contradicted. We need to find real solutions that benefit the people and follow the Constitution. Congress needs to learn to say NO to big spending and bigger government. We are in danger of losing our Country to unelected regulators and czars.

I want to change that. I can’t be bought, bullied or persuaded to do anything other than what is constitutionally right for the people of Kansas.

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