Authored by William Robert Barber.

In the interest of winning the next sound bite, which of course ties directly into winning the next election, the Obama majority – embodied as the 111th congress – is very busy seeking out the wherewithal of a number of domestic issues; but not just any assortment of issues. The issue(s) eventually chosen will have requirements; for example, the issue(s) will need to link harmoniously into more democratic votes; plus, the issue(s) must be malleable enough to be sculptured or molded into a variety of possible interpretations. Variable interpretations of the issue(s) are an intrinsic composite of Obama’s skillfully deceitful speechmaking.

As a consequence, researching for the pretext of an issue is not a simple task; indeed, finding the right issue is a challenge requiring considerable cognitive effort. Congresspersons and staff  are day-in-day-out intensely engaged in the artfulness of finding issues that meet such stringent criteria. One must never forget that issues are symbiotic with fund raising and fund raising is the business real of the elected. These persons of the elected class are issue-fastidious; but only if the issue has collatera tie-in application to their retention of power or political ideology.

The Obama Democrats have decided that TARP, along with the nonsense of a number of economic stimulus bills, has set the standard and opened the floodgates for deficit financing. Congress, along with the blessings of two differing political administrations, has taken billions of taxpayer funds and thrown it down the drain; therefore, the democrats believe that funding leftist-liberal policy, contextualized in the form of issues, should not be a problem.

Issues need either glitter or covert maneuvering; politicians prefer the pretext of an issue wrapped with layers of ambiguity or, even better, a pretext that prompts confusing befuddlement; all of this strenuous contemplation (by congress) is designed to facilitate an illusion of enviable importance — an illusion that is fundamental to the plausibility of governing effectiveness.

Regretfully, these issues must first run the gauntlet of ideological compliance before persuasion is applied to enact consensus. It seems, withstanding pressing problems that beg for solutions, the present administration mimics the historical precedence wherein legislation really is about either power or the retention or attainment thereof. Imagine the totality of this strenuous contemplation (by congress) is designed to enable the means to super-empower the already omnipotent federal government. 

According to the liberal-leftist Democrats, America is a country with huge domestic problems. Whole classes and sectors of Americans have been neglected, even abused; for example: The poor, the generally disadvantaged, the middle class, the unions, the environmentalists, Al Gore’s predilection, conservationists, ACORN, the disenfranchised (whoever they might be)… The aggregate of these huge domestic problems will be solved by establishing a national health care plan, taxing those who have more money, and the implementation of redistribution to those Americans that make less money.

As a consequence, congress is going to address these problems with plus-point solutions; naturally, in order to facilitate these solutions, the liberal-democratic controlled government requires funds and the power to implement.

To be clear, government has found several very serious domestic issues that the political majority is hellbent on forming into a problem so that they may find a solution.

The factual problem at hand is the outrageous cost of governing, the wholly unfair federal tax system, the continuum of disingenuous litigation, the selective enforcement of immigration laws, the operating cost of social security, Medicare, all entitlements, the looming cost of retirement benefits of federal employees, underfunded by millions of state pensions, and the inherently blatant corruption of our ever growing bureaucracy. I could go on…but I understand that the House of Representatives has just sent a Cap & Trade Bill – unread by the congresspersons – for the Senate to approve.

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