Wednesday, October 24, 2012


This was originally going to be a tweet but couldn’t not be said in 140 letters or even 300, Ann Coulter has brought the word “retard” into the spotlight and like a lot of people who have different opinions than someone I have been called this. I have a fairly high IQ and graduated near top of class even taking advanced courses and for most of my life I will admit I have seen the word “retard” as a negative and taken it as an insult.

Thanks to the wonderful letter by John Franklin Stephens (a special Olympian who called out Mrs. Coulter) I now see it in a different light and to those that call me retarded I say thank you. As the wise Mr. Stephens points out most people in his situation were bullied as a child and treated poorly but have overcome that to rise above. Mr. Stephens points out that most people you would call “retarded” are part of the 47% who need government assistance that you hate so much but even though they usually have terrible health care, live in bad neighborhoods and have very little if any incomes they see life as a gift.

Every special needs person I have met are always happy, no matter how much they are crapped on in life or looked down on they take it with a smile and are just happy to be alive. Most of us take this for granted and we bitch and complain about the little things instead of just taking life in stride and being happy to be alive.

I think Mr. Stephens sums it up best and will just paste in that part of his letter that after thinking about it I agree with 100%

“Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.”

And that’s how I will look at it the next time a conservative calls me a retard, I won’t be offended but will say thank you and wear it with a badge of honor. I can only hope to live my life the way many of these brave young men and women do and look at life as a gift and not a punishment. Thank you Mr. Stephens it was an honor to read you letter and if even ½ the people in Washington who we elect to represent us were as honorable and honest as you this country would be a much, much better place.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Want Less Debt and Smaller Government vote Democrat

My whole life I’ve heard republicans claim the wanted smaller government and more freedoms while claiming democrats were for big government and less freedoms. Lets take a look at the facts and see if their speech equals how they really govern.



Ronald Reagan

When he took office the debt was 997 billion dollars and the deficit was 80 billion dollars the year before he took office.

When he left office the debt was 2.8 Trillion and the deficit the year he left office was 250 billion dollars in one year.

So under Reagan the debt increased 1.8 Trillion and he if continued Carter policies it would have been 640 billion so Reagan increased the debt by 1.2 trillion with his own policies


Bush Sr.

Took office debt was 2.8 Trillion and Deficit was 250 billion

Left office debt was 4 Trillion and deficit was 400 Billion (final year)

Continuing Reagan Polices would have added 1 trillion to debt so in 4 years 200 billion is due to Bush policies

Bill Clinton

Took office 4 trillion debt and 400 billion deficit

Left office 5.8 Trillion debt and 100 billion deficit (final year)

Continuing Bush Sr. Policies would have added 3.2 Trillion so in 8 years Clinton actually CUT spending 1.4 trillion

George Bush Jr.

Took office 5.8 Trillion debt 100 billion deficit

Left Office 11 Trillion Debt 1 trillion deficit (final year)

Continuing Clinton policies would have added 800 Billion so in 8 years 4.4 Trillion in debt is due to Bush Policies

Barack Obama

Took office 11 Trillion Debt 1 trillion deficit

After years (projected) 16.4 Trillion 1.6 Trillion deficit

Continuing Bush Polices would have added 4 Trillion in Debt so in 4 years 1.4 Trillion is due to Obama Policies

As you can see despite all the talk deficits have increased slower under Obama than under Bush and the only president to actually cut spending in last 30 years was a Democrat in Bill Clinton.


Size of Government (including federal and public sector workers)

Under both Reagan and Bush over 1 million government jobs were created while under Obama we have lost over 700,000 public sector employees including

Teachers - Cut 5.6%

Police - Cut 8.4%

Emergency responders - Cut 43.5%

Air Traffic Controllers - Cut 28.5%

Only public sector to grow under Obama is Fire Fighters who increased 18.9%

If the public sector was allowed to expand at the same rate as every previous president we would be at less than 7% unemployment and have almost 2,000,000 more good paying jobs. This private sector recovery has been faster than under both Reagan and Bush but is kept down because of the massive layoff in public sector workers for the first time in any recession recovery.

So I you want smaller government and less increase in deficit spending vote Democrat.