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Biden, Vilsack Say Stimulus Will Help Rural Areas?????

“FAISON, N.C. — Vice President Joe Biden said the federal economic stimulus will help rural communities thrive and not just survive the recession.Biden and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited parts of rural North Carolina on Wednesday to tout the benefits of the $787 billion stimulus.During a tour of Goshen Medical Center in Faison, Biden said $635,000 from the package will help the community health care clinic hire two physicians and two nurses. The clinic sees about 41,000 people annually at 20 sites in five counties.The stimulus includes about $2 billion for community health centers, and approximately $500 million has already been sent to clinics nationwide.Biden and Vilsack will visit a fire department later Wednesday in Pikeville.”

Ok, that’s great….. our federal government is going to hand out a pile of money to a small community to hire some medical staff. I’m not sure it’s really gonna make a hill of beans in this small town (population about 780). I know that if you don’t have a job, hence no insurance, and worse – no money, you are a lot less likely to go visit a doctor since you can’t pay your doctor bill.
Dear Washington – stop wasting your taxpayer’s money. Butt out of people’s lives and let us solve our own problems. You’re not our Mommy, and you’re not helping us with your handouts. Read the constitution (you know the document you’ve all sworn to uphold) and figure out exactly what your purpose for existing is. NOT to be Robin Hood, NOT to meddle where you don’t belong. The 10th amendment states –
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Let us local folks solve our local problems, and not look to Washington for handouts. You folks in Washington have no business doing any of this “bailout”! The Constitution limits the federal government to specific tasks that are explicitly stated in the constitution. James Madison (the “father of our Constitution”) said:

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite. The former (federal powers) will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce;… the powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and prosperities of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.

One of the reasons most states would not ratify the Constitution was that they were afraid of a powerful centralized government. To calm these fears, the Bill of Rights was added to restrict the role of the federal government. Thomas Jefferson (author of the Bill of Rights – including the 10th amendment) said:
“The way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it” (government, not money) ‘among the many, distributing to every one exactly the function he is competent to. Let the National Government be entrusted with the defense of the nation and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, laws, police, and administration of what concerns the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward direct the interests within itself. … What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body, no matter whether of the autocrats of Russia or France, or of the aristocrats of a Venetian senate.

Remember, this is the United StateS of America, NOT the United State of America. Let the local issues be handled by the local people. Butt out Washington.

Until next time…..

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  1. April 11, 2009 at 11:31 am

    You the Man, Matt! We’ve got to sit down and have some serious talks! It all boils down to trust: does America trust it’s citizens with freedom, or does she believe the will not take care of each other and must be collectivized for the greater good. Check out http://theglennbeck912project.com/. His 9 principles and 12 values nail it! Funny how similar it looks to what we do every Sunday morning!

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