Don’t Ignore Barney Frank’s Ideology

It’s time for all voters on election day to consider the ideology of a candidate when casting their vote. With a large independent constituency in Massachusetts for example, it’s not uncommon to hear a voter say “I vote for a candidate and not a political party.” Well whoopy-do! That sure sounds nice doesn’t it? In fact it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But what does it mean?

Does it mean that in the case of our representative in the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District, Barney Frank, the voters have decided to ignore the fact he is joined at the hip with the Obama Administration and their radical socialist agenda? Does it mean that they support the effort to destroy the greatest health care system in the world? Does it mean that with so many Senior Citizens in his constituency depending on Medicare, they will ignore the fact he is actively involved in efforts to reduce funding for medicare? Is that what it means?

Does it mean that they are in favor of granting terrorists who engage in acts of war against the United States the same rights that a US citizen would get who commits a crime? Or that, like Barney and his friends, they’re also in favor of allowing a suspected terrorist to be read his rights and given an attorney before he has been interrogated fully? And does it mean he fully supports Obama’s efforts to take from those who work and give to those who don’t by including backdoor tax increases on middle class families in his 2010 budget.

The lower tax rates established by the Bush administration will soon be raised for both the middle class and lower income families as well, and yet we haven’t heard a peep out of Barney Frank. Nor have we heard him say anything against the reduction in the number of tax breaks available for his constituents in 2010. Nor have we heard him speak in opposition to the Obama plan to tax the first $2,400 in unemployment benefits that were tax free in 2009.(

You may think that your interests are being protected by Barney Frank, but are they really? If he really cared about creating opportunities for his constituents to find the American Dream the way he has, he would only support taxation that funds the constitutional legitimate functions of the Federal Government and would oppose efforts to redistribute income.

Redistribution of income does not improve anyone’s standard of living; it only ensures that everyone lives in misery and poverty. It enslaves the poorer segments of the society to an entitlement style economy and sucks the life out of those who wish to use their God given talents to improve their living conditions for themselves and their families.

It’s time for Barney Frank to step aside and give someone else a chance to stop the ongoing dismantling of our capitalistic system and the annual spending  sprees that even after all the Obama tax increases will create trillion-dollar deficits through 2020, which by that time will simply be unsustainable. Yes it’s time to give someone else a chance like Republican Earl Sholley, who according to his web site at believes that we cannot continue to spend more money than we take in and promises to vote to continue the tax cuts, and give additional tax relief to families. He also doesn’t believe Government spending can stimulate the economy. Only a revitalized economy caused by everyone working can do that. But before that can happen we need to get rid of those who are standing in the way right here in Massachusetts which means you’re next Barney….See ya

Senior Chief Musician, Tom Wholley USN Ret

New Bedford, MA

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