By Marc Cuniberti
In my humble opinion, there are a handful of politicians in Washington I deem as downright dangerous to the Constitution and the freedoms of our country and one of those is Maxine Waters, self professed liberal and elected Democrat representing the 35th Congressional District of California.
Sworn in way back in 1991 and in office for more then 2 decades through 11 terms, she epitomizes what’s wrong with America and the wrong direction it is headed because of misguided agendas from politicians like her.
One needs only to listen to her September 12, 2009 confrontation with a Shell Oil Executive available on UTUBE (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0BdKkEKTrs) where she lets slip her real agenda for America by saying “this liberal would be about socializing..(stops herself and babbles for a minute) then says “having government run your companies”.
Ms. Waters characterizes our industry as “your companies” in the video and that alone should tell you something about her view of the world.
She fails to comprehend many things obviously, but calling our great industry “your companies” polarizes the backbone of America (the worker) against the entity that employs them. America’s companies are “our companies” which no doubt employ many of her constituents as well as supply jobs to thousands of Americans if not tens of thousands as well as meeting America’s much needed energy requirements.
Pitting her “final solution” against the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of free enterprise and private property, the precedent moves America ever closer to the very policies our forefathers fled and these same socialistic type polices have proven detrimental to all economies that have adopted them.
Has this “liberal” even read the Constitution?
Perhaps she has mistaken America for Russia, China, Venezuela or North Korea where nationalizing private enterprise for garnering their profits to further feed the government and its tyrants is acceptable.
It's no wonder she thinks private money is for the taking however. She receives a public paycheck and lavish pension which dwarfs any previous employment. This career politician has never run a business and did not work a career in the private sector, a common theme among those trying to tell us businessmen how to run our business.
It’s no wonder many of our politicians never worked in the public sector. Half-baked ideas never fly far when you have to make an honest living. In public office however, these “world improvers” discover the public teat then never look back. They continually set their sights on whose money (other then their own) they can “redistribute” next.
That there are many devoted but closet socialists in Washington comes as no surprise but what is surprising is that anyone takes them seriously considering our nation's background of fighting against this very same ideology in many wars and conflicts which came before.
According to them, our largest industries would have government padlocks, thousands of zombie government employees processing reams of government paperwork only to bring us gas and other products at 3 times the price and then skimming off whatever profits they do manage to make to feed government coffers and further their agenda of installing their view of the world on the rest of us.
If that’s not enough to make you lose your lunch, brace yourself. There is a distinct possibility that Rep. Maxine Waters will take over as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee after Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) retires. Not that we’ll miss Barney much, he is just as clueless, but at least we haven’t seen a red star moment from Frank like we witness so often from others. We can only hope Ms. Waters and those like her stick their feet in their mouths once again, only this time it gets stuck there.
This article expresses the opinions of Marc Cuniberti. Mr. Cuniberti hosts “Money Matters” on KVMR FM 89.5 and 105.1 F on Thursdays at noon. He has been featured on NBC and ABC television and on a host of made for TV documentaries for his economic insights. His website is www.moneymanagementradio.com