The King and Pie

 

The allure of the American dream is the driving force to what makes and keeps this nation great.  Through the ups and downs of our history, the drive of those wishing to carve out there own piece of the proverbial pie has given the United States an resiliency to rebound through every crisis that has come its way.  The hope and dream of one day living in comfort and wealth, supported by the fruits your own hard labor, is one the fundamental freedoms we hold dear; that slice of pie that tastes oh, so sweeter when it is baked with the recipe of your own design and ingenuity for your own loved ones to enjoy through the generations.

What seems like traditional common sense to us, is surprisingly offensive to many who hold public office; at least it seems, if they can’t take a piece of it.  The President has said that all the flavors and spices of the American entrepreneur, who have toiled to create their own recipe for success, well, we really didn’t create that or build that.  All that slaving in the kitchen of hope and reality striving to create a concept and, then, the reputation to compete for wealth in the free market, was none of our doing.  Somebody else did that.  This President also believes that there comes a point when you’ve earned enough money and should stop?  That should keep those economic engines running smoothly.  What would possess a man to say something so stupid and so loose from reality?  The President is a man who has never done anything that has not been funded by public tax dollars.  He has never earned his own way, baked his own pie.  So he assumes this is the way it is done.  And this is our President….

One of the President’s greatest supporters, Angus King, has also earned his own wealth off the backs of taxpayers.  It seems, for Maine’s resident King, the pie tastes sweeter baked by someone else.  Government backed subsidies have been King’s slice of choice.  As with Solyndra, there is no risk to the recipient of the subsidies.  If the business fails the taxpayer is left holding the bag.  If the business succeeds, why the King is that much richer.  So Maine’s monarch has been busily blowing the tops off mountains and planting glaring white behemoth windmills in place of the trees he’s clear-cut on your tax dollars.  Ah, but he is the environmentalist.  He is allowing Maine taxpayers the opportunity to fund the biohazard crews, who have to cleanup all the oil draining out of these windmills.  This is the epitome of big government.  One government agency created to cleanup the mess of another government mandate.  But the pie doesn’t look so appetizing after too many have had their fingers in it.

Angus King is one of many leftist, progressive politicians, who view the American taxpayer as an un-ending fund for their personal wealth.  They don’t have to earn it. They just have to take it.  Angus King is another like his ally, President Obama, who has never earned his wealth through hazards of the free market world.  They have inverted the concept of our founder’s government from one that is subservient to the will of the people to one that is subservient to the will of the government.  The monarchs of old would be proud of King’s exploitation of the people and their hard work.  After all, we didn’t build that pie and we may just have too much of that pie.  Don’t worry the King will take what he needs and we’ll be left with just the right regulated amount.  Just doesn’t seem American ….does it?

All this talk of pie has made me hungry.  I think I’ll grab a slice.  Oh, no! It looks somebody took mine…

The godfather: Dead Man’s Bones

 

 

I recently listened to an album…did I say album, ahhh…ha ha ha, I meant CD of one of my favorite artists.  In one of the songs, the lyricist repeatedly poses the question to the listener, “What is your legacy?” For most honest people, this would trigger thoughts of reflection and self-evaluation.  But for the John Martin Democrats the response seems to be “it’s LePage’s fault”, “You can’t prove it” or, my favorite, “There wouldn’t be a shortfall if you let us add up the numbers”.   To the consternation of Democrats of the John Martin ilk, Mainers are not as impressed with the labyrinth of deceitful accounting practices that have accumulated over forty years as the Party, whose symbol is an Ass, seems to be.  As the Governor does the unthinkable and opens the books for the people to see, the specter of prosperity lost calls from the ghostly hallows with tales of the stolen and lost treasure of the people.  The graves and bones of Maine’s hopes and dreams of a bright future filled with wealth now slowly begin to piece together their story of betrayal and waste of precious things entrusted to those not worthy of trust.

First, it was the Turnpike Commission.  The revelation of fraud, waste and corruption made us all angry, but for different reasons.  For the people, who work hard for every dime, it was anger that money was being mishandled without any oversight and accountability.  Democrats were angry that such a big fuss was being made over “relatively” so little.  They called the State Treasurer an “activist” on a “witch hunt”.  I mean, what’s hundreds of thousands of dollars between thieves, right?  And more skeletons are still being discovered in that little dungeon.

Affordable Housing.  There’s nothing confusing about that title, correct?  Pretty self-explanatory, right?  Not to a Democrat.  No, Affordable means over $300,000 per unit.  Yeah, you all know where this is going.  In the ongoing investigation, there are “troubling” things coming to light on where and to whom that  $300,000 was dispersed.  What? Corruption in government?  Say it isn’t so?

Oh, you’ll just get the biggest giggle out of this.  Democrats want to force us to use Green Energy.   Aren’t you excited?  Yes, since we all have so much extra money hanging around, the left wants us, not them, us taxpayers to fund a clean energy initiative to increase our usage of new experimental energy sources by 20%, whether it works or not and whether you want to or not.  Isn’t this awesome?  It’s called legislation.  Just when you thought oil and fuel prices were way too low, here come your friendly favorite liberals with another energy tax.

By the way, the Governor thinks this is a bad idea because it’s bad for the economy and just pads the pockets of the special interests.  That’s why it’s called green energy.  It fills crooked politician’s pockets with taxpayer greenbacks and makes Maine’s economy green sick.  Just for chuckles, giggles and snorts, those gorgeous giant white windmills that we are blowing the tops off our mountains to put up, in England the wind keeps blowing the propellers off them.  Doesn’t that just make you…green?  The government picking your source of energy….and how did gasohol work out again?

This is the legacy of the Maine Democrat Party.  It has built a behemoth of bureaucracies that are dragging our State and its futures to its grave.  We have to face these ugly truths as they are revealed and all work together to turn the tide.  There is more to come.  Let’s Set Maine Free!