Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Republican South & The Political-Economy
The Health Care Bill is all in the news, and I just love to hear all the Southern Republicans members of Congress talk about how the Federal Government is taking over so much of our economy (1/6). Well, it makes me smile. Why? You know how many military bases are in the southern states in the USA? Well, I am going to just mention a few. Let's see in NC there is Fort Bragg, then there is Fort Jackson in SC, and then there is Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA and Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. There is Fort Campbell in KY. And then there is Fort Hood in Texas. Take away all that government spending from those southern states and what do you think would happen to their economy? So, the Republicans are against Health Care reform and when they controlled Congress and the White House they let the insurance companies have the favored status of no real competition, but now that the Democrats want to reform the system and level the playing field, we are going socialist. Without all the Federal government's spending in the south they would not have an economy. They should keep their mouths shut or somebody will realize just how socialist the south is!