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Creative Politics

by RightHandMan

I was born into politics through social conservatism, but the more recent elections have been fiscal in nature, so I have become fiscally focused. It is worth noting that while the social issues were at the forefront during my political awakening the fiscal issues were addressed as well. This is natural in conservatism because conservatism isn’t issue based, but principle based. The defining principle in both my social and fiscal approaches is one that always favors liberty over government encroachment.

The primary difference between those who sit in Congress today and many who are about to enter via the Tea Party express is found in the fiscal fronts. Social conservatives, however, need not fear. There is no major gap between the so called “socons” and the fiscal conservatives (ficons?) so long as they both hold to the limited government philosophy.

What socons, ficons, and Americans abroad do need to fear are those who wish to return to Congress and “fix” that which THEY broke by making more laws. What an arrogant and backward thought process. While bad laws have been a staple of national politics over the past few years, the laws themselves aren’t the root of the problem, the philosophy behind them is. Are we to believe that incumbents have completely changed their philosophy?

Obviously the philosophies haven’t changed which makes for easy political pickings. Linda McMahon, far from a polished politician, proved this by throwing what should have been a jab at Dick Blumenthal into a…dare I say, a “bodyslam”. What was this hard hitting moment? She simply asked him, “How do you create a job?” With that simple fundamental question, Blumenthal managed to create as much mayhem as a Royal Rumble in his answer.

“The main point is, we can and we should create more of them [jobs] by creative policies.”

Creativity is something the left has plenty of. They have no problem filling thousands of pages with imaginative and colorful inanity. Their philosophy is that there’s no problem that can’t be fixed with a few lawyers and some silence (especially from those annoying citizens).

So how do you create jobs? Mrs. McMahon, coming from a very successful business family, naturally knew. She scolded Mr. Blumenthal saying, “An entrepreneur takes a risk. He or she believes that he creates a good or a service that is sold for more than it costs to make it. If an entrepreneur thinks he can do that, he creates a job.”

The fundamental difference is clear. One politician thinks that he creates jobs through “creative policies”; the other believes that we create jobs through entrepreneur risk.


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  • Steve Dennis October 6, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    Good post! It always amuses me that politicians think the answer to all of our problems is bigger government and more laws, when the contrary is true.
    The government cannot creat jobs, but it can help to create a business friendly climate and the best way to do this is to lower taxes.Once the climate is friendlier to business private businesses will begin to create job growth. Yet that is the one thing they are unwilling to do.

  • fleeceme October 6, 2010 at 5:51 AM

    I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but you do have to wonder why these people seem to be doing everything besides the obvious to help the economy.

  • Trestin October 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    I think that the answer to many social issues is the same as fiscal; we need to restore the tenth amendment. while many social conservatives would like to see a nation wide ban on abortion, it's not going to happen. However, allowing the states to decide would be a step in the right direction.

  • Right Hand Man October 6, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    YES Trestin! That's exactly what John and I were talking about yesterday. It's a theme that you're going to see on The Current from now on. States rights are a lost necessity.

  • Matt October 6, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    I seen some stories trying to create divisions within the Tea Party. I don't see any rifts myself, and the Tea Party has only handled small government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets, as it should.