Needless to say, the trip has left little time to put the usual effort into the regular Thoughts On A Sunday post, so this one will be rather abbreviated.
*********Are the chickens now coming home to roost? It appears so as many of Obama's wealthy supporters may now find themselves in the spotlight and end up being on the receiving end of Obama's tax plans.
Wealthy Wall Street financiers and other business figures provided crucial support for Mr Obama during the election, backing him over the Republican candidate John McCain as the right leader to rescue the collapsing US economy.
But it is now dawning on many among them that Mr Obama was serious about his campaign trail promises to bring root and branch reform to corporate America - and that they were more than just election rhetoric.
A top Obama fundraiser and hedge fund manager said: "I'm appalled at the anti-Wall Street rhetoric. It was OK on the campaign but now it's the real world. I'm surprised that Obama is turning out to be so left-wing. He's a real class warrior."
What surprising is that this guy is surprised. Most of those who voted against Obama last November knew exactly what he was and what he was going to do. That Obama has turned on his supporters does not surprise me in the least because he's got a history of doing just that.
My only question: How long before he turns on George Soros?
*********Discouraging investors with his bullying is just so...so Nixonian. Does Obama really understand what's he's doing to the economy by such actions? If I had to guess, I'd say he doesn't have a clue. That's what's really scary.
*********Via Instapundit: Are plummeting federal tax receipts an indication individuals and businesses are 'going Galt'? It certainly seems that way to me.
*********Talk about a Catch-22.
It seems California will be going broke by July, yet the Feds won't let them make pay cuts in order to balance the state budget or they'll cut off stimulus funds.
*********Via Ace comes this cautionary tale from Mrs. Peel about the insidiousness of evil, particularly when it comes in the guise of making decisions for people for their own good because they aren't seen as being capable of making decisions for themselves.
What's worse is that some of our more naïve citizens actually support the idea, but somehow believe it wouldn't apply to them. But their lack of common sense doesn't excuse making the rest of us slaves to an uncaring and incompetent government that does not have our best interests at heart.