Republican Deals With Obama Are Killing Us

by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Writing a syndicated column in 2011 is night and day different from when we started writing for publication in the 1990′s. The overriding change is the volume and immediacy of feedback. In the 1990′s we would receive the occasional letter applauding or challenging our thesis, facts and motives. Today we find our email inbox and comment sections so full it is difficult to read it all.

We take our readers seriously, and even if we don’t personally respond, we read and ponder their many times insightful thoughts. Ironically, as hard as we work to provide clarity through our own words, sometimes they fail to accurately convey our passion and hopes for America.

After last week’s column was posted, we were accused of hoping for the collapse of the country. We couldn’t be more misunderstood by a reader. We see collapse coming, and like Paul Revere we ride the countryside in the hope that the country will mobilize to meet the dangers.

Here are three reasons we are frightfully concerned about the future of the economy and country:

The first is the dedication of John Boehner to cutting deals with Barack Obama. The Republican majority wasn’t returned to Congress so that they could strike a mega-deal to balance the budget on the backs of the people. The growth of government must be stopped before it consumes what meager wealth the country has left. The current grand scheme as reported would increase taxes in exchange for budget cuts someday off in the future. We have seen how this bargain works. Taxes go up, but spending never goes down.

Second, the Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney, is far out of step with most Republicans on the question of the proper role of government. He is responsible for signing a program of socialized medicine in Massachusetts even before it was mandated by ObamaCare. Through this act alone, he signaled his acceptance of the same style of big government Republicanism that made the governance of George W. Bush ultimately an economic disaster.

Third, the Democratic Party and Barack Obama individually haven’t demonstrated that they can break out of a hard-Left ideological ghetto and govern the country. Bill Clinton, for all of his personal liabilities, moved to the center after the 1994 elections and showed he could compromise. In contrast, Obama as recently as his news conference this week, is showing that he is clinging to delusional policies as the country totters towards collapse.

With Republican Party leaders dedicated to Washington deal-making and once again preparing to nominate a presidential candidate from the ranks of big government advocates, it is crystal clear the political establishment both Republican and Democrat isn’t up to the task of curbing the size and scope of the problems. Both sides are invested in a system that provides perks and high salaries from the public trough.

This brings us back to our recent pessimism, America cannot continue to borrow and spend as she has in the last two decades under Bush and Obama. Unless the political establishment learns to live within its means we are headed for an inevitable economic disaster that will make 2008 and 2009 look like a walk in the park.

The only reason we write is in the hope that something we say will spark a change for good. Call us naive, but we still believe the American Republic can be saved through the dedicated work of committed citizens.

But we would be more than naive if we didn’t fully describe the looming crisis we see in the storm clouds still gathering. The economic crisis brought to our shores courtesy of political elites, both Republican and Democrat, isn’t over. We cannot relax yet and go back to our lives in the mistaken impression that the worst has passed. Uncle Sam is currently in intensive care, and Americans can send him either to the recovery room or the morgue.

About Floyd Brown

Floyd Brown is a political innovator, writer and speaker. Time magazine wrote: “Brown has a stature among devoted conservatives that almost matches his physical heft (6 ft. 6 in. and 240 lbs.)”. Floyd has written for publications as diverse as the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Times, and His latest book is Killing Wealth/Freeing Wealth, published in 2010 by WND Books. Floyd writes a weekly syndicated column about politics, culture and the economy with his wife, Mary Beth Brown. Floyd also is chairman of the Western Center for Journalism
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5 Responses to Republican Deals With Obama Are Killing Us

  1. hologram5 says:

    We sent them to DC to force a budget not make deals with the devil….

  2. Diane says:

    I've signed the "Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge" but I honestly believe congress SHOULD NOT raise the debt limit, no matter what promises are made.

  3. Betsy K. Larsen says:

    Dear Floyd and Mary Beth. Your blogs and writings are inspiring to those of us who care deeply about our country and the dire prediciment that she is in these days. It is good that you care enough to try with your words to wake the public up to the facts that are facing us in these frightening times. If only all Americans would wake up and take up the banner of freedom and liberty as you have done, we could save America from what is sure to come. The debt ceiling is high enough, higher than it already should be. And no way should it be raised any higher, for that will surely send us all into the worst depression ever to hit America! It is going to make the First Great Depression seem like child’s play if it happens, and from my standpoint, it is going to happen, no matter what we do now. These liars, cheats, crooks, antiAmericans and despisers of liberty and freedom will see to it, for that is the desire of them all. A collapse of our country and her money will leave them an open path to total dictatorship. This is how nations become subject to the “rule” of those such as Hitler and Stalin. I am a history fan, and history teaches far more than just what happened in the past, it is a guide as to how to AVOID such disasters in the future. Far too many Americans do not know history, have never truly studied it and will make the mistakes that have ruined many a great nation before ours! Unless we wake up, and take control of our government, and make our voices heard, we are headed for such a disaster that will be the end of us and our American dreams, whatever dreams we still had or hoped for! Our children will suffer for years to come because of our lack of will to depose this wanna be dictator and his crew of thugs! The trouble is, if Romney is not a good choice, who exactly do we cast our votes for, and replace this POS that is deliberatly and will malice aforethought, taking America to the brink and over the edge, into a hell of his making? Who do we look to for help, for any kind of salvation? As for myself, I am tired of men ruining everything they touch, so I think I will vote for a woman this time around. Unless there is someone better for the job, which is why I ask who you would suggest.

  4. Marion Smith says:

    Floyd and Mary Beth. I agree wholeheartedly with all you report, but am convinced that this nation is headed for civil unrest due to the foolishness of our elected officials. Hard times will force good people to do bad things. We need patriots from the masses in Washington, not the elitist thugs we have so graciously sent there. Is there no sanity left in our leaders? Here's hoping for the best, but fully expecting the worst!

  5. NoSuchThingAsAn says:

    The 74th smartest person in the world has written many articles about the troubling history and election of Obama, at

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