Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Comment over at AJC ref Johnny Isakson's Developer Give Away Bill

Hi Kids,

Big Jim Galloway over at the Political Insider has a little snippet running on our #2 target in the 2010 elections here in Georgia. It seems that Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss were hobbing and nobbing at a GOP state fundraiser to scare up some money for our impoverished State GOP appratchicks. Looks like they're charging $2500 a table so some of the richer proles could rub elbows with Georgia's US Senators and have some of that beltway magic rub off. Big Jim also said there were 700 of these guys in attendance but I don't know if they sitting by themselves at small tables or if there were 20 seats at each table, still, it's a hell of a lot of money for not much of nothing.

Head over and join the fun by clicking the title of this post and don't forget to scroll down this page before you go and click on any ad that has the word Isakson on it. If you do, please roll around the site it takes you to and click at least two of the sections, Adsense loves it when you do that!

More to follow from your friendly neighborhood Libertarian Community Organizer!

November 10th, 2009
4:48 pm

Greetings All,

We’re tickled pink over here at secret underground Libertarian Command Center (LCC) at the news from Big Jim Galloway that our democrat brothers and sisters have yet to find a suitable candidate to take on Senator Isakson in 2010. Luckily we’ve a great candidate waiting in the wings for our raucous convention to nominate next April. His name is Chuck Donovan and he’s already addressing some of the soon to be issues in next falls contest. Here’s a bit from the Donovan4Senate website that takes a Libertarian look at Senator Isakson’s latest “achievement”.

While Rome burns, Johnny Isakson Fiddles
Johnny Isakson seems to think that all we have to do to fix our economy is to continue to prop up his buddies in the real estate business. Here is the first paragraph from his latest newsletter:

“Over the last week I have worked with Senate leadership to craft a compromise amendment to extend and expand the current first-time home buyer tax credit, which is set to expire on November 30, 2009. This amendment would include buyers in the “trade-in” or “move-up” market, because I believe the real housing recession is in this market in which citizens are putting off purchasing their next home. The amendment would continue the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers and would establish a new $6,500 tax credit for “move-up” buyers so long as the home they are leaving has been used as their principal residence for five years or more. ”

Johnny is rushing to again shore up the real estate industry while the rest of the economy and the US dollar itself are in shambles. Just how many Americans does Johnny think are capable of being first-time or move-up home buyers? After this silly little tax trick puts a few extra dollars into the pockets of a lucky few, what will be Johnny’s next trick? How many more tax credits can Johnny offer without making a penny’s worth of spending cuts?

What the soon-to-be ex-Senator does not seem to understand, is that he is not legislating from a seat next to the gods on Mount Olympus. The real estate problems we face are just a symptom of the economic destruction Johnny Isakson, the Republicans, and the Democrats have brought down on the entire country. Their failure to deliver on decades long promises of less government, less complex taxes, less debt, and better fiscal responsibility are the reason for all of our economic problems.

If Johnny really wanted to fulfill his oath to “uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States”, his primary efforts would not go to his friends and old business partners, he would instead work to give all Americans more freedom of choice. One way to do that would be to make the tax system less complex, not more complex. Johnny could work to lighten the heavy burden of regulations that crush the efforts of working Americans and American businesses. He would work to make the difficult decisions necessary to bring back the power of the dollars Americans work hard to earn to buy things, yes even things like homes. Such efforts would empower individual Americans who are suffering through this economic downturn, the same individual Americans who will do the work to make us recover. Instead, our Senator works to empower those who hand over large “contributions” to Johnny.

It is now clear, after all of the years the Republicans have promised less government and fiscal responsibility, they have no intention of actually delivering on that promise. How many times do Johnny Isakson and the Republicans have to show us who they truly are before we will believe them?

If you,like what you just read, head over to Donovan4Senate and drop a dollar on the guy’s donate button. Vote Libertarian! Vote Chuck Donovan for Senate! Vote John Monds for Governor!


  1. I'd like to suggest that a libertarian government will be at least as oppressive as what it replaces.


  2. Jeremy,

    Nonsense. Oppression takes coordination. That link you provided was entertaining but I don't see any utility in it towards electing some good old tin hat polishin', Star Trek watchin', Smaller Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom Libertarians to public office.

    Don't get me wrong, I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but when somebody starts spinning a tale about world wide mind control via TV and secret cohorts of operatives, minions and underlings watching everybody's every move, well, it's getting a bit deep.

    So I reject your suggestion. A libertarian government would take the press out of oppression and replace it with a DIY approach. That's right, Do It Yourself. Cause the government won't be big enough to do it for you.