Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Thought on Legislative Success Possible for McCain vs Obama

Reviewing things at WIZBANG BLOG I found this from Lorie Byrd:

"One thing has occurred to me as I have listened to all the Obama ads this weekend. (He has overspent John McCain here in NC by over 8 million dollars and is paying people $8/hour to register voters for Obama here so I have had to listen to and watch a whole lotta Obama lately). Many of the ads focus on how horrible McCain's health care plan would be and I wonder if people realize that it doesn't really matter what any of McCain's plans look like. If McCain is elected he will have a Democrat controlled Congress to deal with. He won't get anything passed until it has been significantly changed by the Dems, or unless it is such a popular idea that the public demands it be passed in original form. Either way, in a McCain presidency conservatives will not get their way unless the idea is something the majority of the public really wants. The same cannot be said for Obama's plans because he will have a Dem congress to rubber stamp anything he submits.

Is everyone following? In other words, it is much more important to look at what Obama is proposing right now because whatever he proposes, he is going to have the votes to get it passed almost certainly in its original form. If you want a tax plan that takes money from you and gives even more of it (in check form) to people who currently pay no taxes, that is exactly what you are going to get. If you want a tax plan that will put additional tax burden on small businesses forcing them to cut back and lay people off to make ends meet, that is what you will get. If you want far left policies, that is what you will get with Obama. Barring a miracle, the Congress will still be controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. There will be no check and balance on Obama's plans. After he has appointed two or three Supreme Court justices, forget checks and balances altogether -- he will have a blank check."

Consider that, my friends.....Under Obama you will get whatever HE wants. Under McCain you would get what was worked out between a GOP President (sort-of) and a Democrat Congress.

In my experience it is usually to our advantage as taxpayers to have a do-nothing Congress. In that scenario at least we don't get robbed as often.