Sunday, March 01, 2009

David Vaudt shows courage and principle while Kiernan sounds their one flat note.


Republican Auditor took a great first step in drawing the distinction between Democrat and Republican governance late week. Auditor Vaudt publically indicated that he favors rejection of at least some of the federal money that the state could obtain from the first massive Obama spending splurge.

Mr. Vaudt makes a lucid and mature point: as with most things the federal government labels free, much of the new Obama dollars come with very expensive long term and unfunded commitments for the states that take Obama dollars.

While we here at TRS believe that the state should decline any funds that impose any new requirements on Iowa, whether funded or not, no reasonable person could possibly advocate taking any short term federal money that imposes unsustainable long term costs on Iowa’s almost entirely broken economy. Mr. Vaudt advocates not only a sound principle of conservative government but also a sound principle of basic management.

Rather than embrace the generally accepted principles of long term accounting and management Iowa Democrat Party Chair Michael Kiernan took the opportunity to merely accuse Mr. Vaudt and all of we Republicans of intentional obstruction of economic recovery. Mr. Kiernan repeated the new L/S/D label for Republicans as the party of “no”. That hackneyed line is not an argument and will only work if we fail to respond.

On what assumptions do the Labor/Socialist/Democrats claim that the first round of Obamanomics will create or save 37,000 Iowa jobs? Iowa is already 45th in economic performance and 49th in business climate. How then would the creation of long term financial obligations that Iowa’s existing tax base cannot support build a sustainable Iowa economy that would actually produce those 37,000 jobs? Are the Obama dollars merely a gimmick, designed only to increase dependency on government?

Perhaps Mr. Kiernan needs to justify the Labor/Socialist/Democrat refusal to engage in recognition of the most obvious of facts and disregard the most basic of business and accounting principles. In the absence of any rational explanation perhaps such unreasonable behavior from otherwise intelligent seeming people is attributable to the L/S/D commitment to ever greater government as a matter of religious faith that passes all understanding.

Mr. Kiernan, Iowans deserve to know. Mr. Vaudt, thanks for the providing the reality check.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do other Republican leaders have to say about this Sporer?

Why shouldn't we get our share of the stimulus money?

Anonymous said...

No comment, Mr. Sporer, on Vaudt's support of the gas tax increase?

Anonymous said...

you know what, who cares if they label us as the party of 'no'.

someone needs to say HELL NO to all their stupid shit.

Anonymous said...

Anon #1 & 2,

Did you flunk reading? Read the statement by TRS and stop repeating commie talking points.

Stupid ass....


-buddy

Anonymous said...

Come to think about it, didn't libbies get upset at "No Child Left Behind" because specific tax dollars were not allocated for decades in advance? Didn't the commies and their willing accomplices complain about "unfunded mandates" since they could not attack the program on anything that would stick?

Funny, unfunded mandates apply when we are talking about Republicans but not the communist American party aka democrats.

- buddy

Anonymous said...

good point, good buddy.

Ken R said...

I noticed the mainstream media is figuring out the destruction of the stock market mirrors Obama's moves and people are noticing. I think Obama's honeymoon might be coming to an end sooner than expected as reality and his socialist dreams do not jive with the American dream.

Anonymous said...

i can't wait to use carvilles screech against him...it's the economy stupid.

Yea baby - it shore dang is.

Anonymous said...

Socialist, socialist, socialist. Christ, is that your fucking mantra these days? Asshats, the lot of you don't even know what the fucking word means. Boy oh boy does the dumbass wing of the party have to be so proflific? You fucks are worse than a bunch of whiney ass liberals. Color me as with main-stream Mitt. you numbnuts who align yourself with blow hard freaks like Limbaugh, that skeletor cunt Coulter, and that filthy sex pervert on Fox News slaughter me. These are the same tired shitheels that led us down this bullshit spending road, and phoney war, which has damn near bled us dry. "Ownership Society" George Bush and all his horseshit for wanting the scum that cleans my toilets and empties my trash to own a "piece of America". Yeah, well suck my sub-prime ass for the way that worked out. Let's get on board with Mitt now and start working so that the Rowe v. Wade mouthpieces, Jesus freaks, and the God bothering Baptists, will all be bought off over this Mormon bullshit by the time 2012 rolls around. And another thing, 4 years ain't gonna help that bitch in Alaska's looks one bit either. Enough already with that broad - flashing some thigh will only get you so far.

Anonymous said...

And Obama has presided over the largest debt increase in US history, printed more money than all other Presidents, can't get rid of pork as he claimed during the campaign, nominates endless tax cheats, and every time the fella speaks witnesses the DOW fall to unheard of levels. Giving us the Clinton years should not mean we go back to the stock market level with half priced money.

Obama wiped out a generation of stock value. Don't you libs get it? Are you trying to bankrupt us so we'll all be poor together like a good commie? Oh, and Russia is laughing at us while predicting our fall and they might be right! Of course, Obama tells everyone in advance he wants to cut our missle defense and everything else in the military and then turns around and expects Russia to negotiate concessions if we cut it. They simply told us "UP YOURS" you are gonna cut it anyway. Why should we negotiate?

Fools Fools Fools in the Democratic party. I have to believe they are either this stupid or doing this on purpose.

DRONES! How can anyone vote for such people as the Democrats. It must be a disease....

-buddy

Anonymous said...

Democrats are drones, buddy? It works the other way too. Fucking McCain and that cunt from the North Pole, oh yeah, baby, we sealed our fate on that shit. Joe the fucking plumber, what a joke. Absolutely pathetic. And your hero Sporer here drinks the kool-aide, and I quote, "Sarah Palin - Great Choice". Fucking idiots, the lot of you, never a thought for youselves, believe the party line, suck Fox News proverbial dick 24/7. eat the puss from Anne Coulter's cunt. No wonder we're doomed. You freaks are as bad as the liberals you despise. Follow the freaks to the promised land; Limbaugh, Gore, Coulter, Kennedy, Gingrich.......

Fuck all of you thoughtless dumbasses. And this asshole, know it all, pompous, bag of wind, shitheel Sporer is as bad as the rest......

Anonymous said...

Wow,

you have a double post...minus your perplexing reference of support for Mitt 2012 that is missing on this one.

Oh, and the only update since my previous post is the market has slid another 1000 points! Keep it up Obama! Pretty soon we'll all be poor so your socialist plans will be that much easier. Obama seems to think everyone can work at the Post Office and he can print endless money to pay them. No understanding of markets, capitalism, incentives, or the realities of inflation. Well, I guess he's preoccupied with all his socials and $100 an ounce steak meals.

-buddy

Anonymous said...

And Buddy, your solution to this mess is what?

Anonymous said...

Ah gee genius...I would start by having a plan other than blaming everything on Bush and appeasing our enemies. I would reward the producers of our society rather than accuse them of hording all the money at the expense of uneducated fifth generation welfare recipients who take drugs on the public dime while popping out 20 kids out of wedlock. I would stop making Affirmative action the centerpiece of everything and I certainly would not have elected a President simply because he was Black! And, if I had elected a Black President he would've had more experience than simply being a community organizer in RACIST and CORRUPT Chicago.

-buddy

Anonymous said...

Goddamn Bud, that's right on target, baby! I'm with you all the way. Are you the guy that twerp Ken always used to call out as a racist?

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