First, from the 1996 Republican National Convention:
I became a Republican because I believe, like you, that the federal government has become too large and too intrusive in our lives. We can no longer... (applause) We can no longer afford solutions to our problems that result in more entitlements, higher taxes to pay for them, more bureaucracy to run them, and fewer results to show for it. (applause)
Hmmm....let's see...Under Obama, the federal government now has a phalanx of 'czars' who are out there usurping power from other agencies and the legislature....that means the federal government has grown...and under Cap and Tax, it is going to grow more...and let's see....More entitlements? Isn't a national healthcare idea another entitlement? Hmmmm.....Well, let's see what Powell said recently when interviewed by John King. Here is the question, based on the quote above--When it comes to spending and the reach and the role of government, has the president met the test laid out by Colin Powell in 1996?:
Well, first, let me say, that was a pretty good statement, I thought. And I believe in all those things.
But I also believe that we should have a government that works. I don't like slogans anymore like "limited government." That's not the right answer. The right answer is, give me a government that works. Keep it as small as possible. Keep the tax burden on the American people as small as possible, but at the same time, have government that is solving the problems of the people. The people want their problems solved. And very often, it's government that has to do that.
Really, Small intestine? How has government solved that poverty problem? How has government solved the donut hole in the medicare gap? How has the EPA worked anytime recently? How efficient is the USPS? The License Bureau? People want solutions that work and are efficient, not solutions that just make you feel good and wind up killing the country! Government is not the solution. Never has been. Ingenuity, entrepeneurship, ideas. Those are where solutions come from, not bureaucracy. But wait, Small Intestine really gets going here in a minute:
So let's have good government, effective government, whether you call it limited or not. Now, I think one of the challenges that President Obama has now is that he's got so many things on the table, and these are issues that the American people find important, health care and so many other issues. But I think one of the cautions that has to be given to the president -- and I've talked to some of his people about this -- is that you can't have so many things on the table that you can't absorb it all. And we can't pay for it all.
Aha, I sense a caveat....
I never would have believed that we would have budgets that are running into the, you know, multi-trillions of dollars -- and we are amassing a huge, huge national debt that if we don't pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great-grandchildren will have to pay for it. So I think the president, as he moves forward with these initiatives, has to start really taking a very, very hard look at what the cost of all this is and how much additional bureaucracy -- and will it be effective bureaucracy? -- be needed to make all this happen.
KING: So it's early but you're a little worried?
POWELL: Huh? Yes.
KING: That's a fair way to put it?
POWELL. Yeah. I'm a little concerned. "Concerned" would be a better word. I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs, and the additional government that will be needed to execute them.
But wait, Small Intestine, I thought that you wanted "government that works." Now you are concerned about additional government. And I thought you said when you endorsed Obama that the American people wanted higher taxes. Gee, Small Intestine, you really are all clogged up with...um....well, what flows out of the small intestine....
So, if Colin Powell is now concerned about what all Obama is doing, especially when Obama announced all this is his books and his rhetoric, then WHY did Powell endorse Obama? Did he like the stolen Pepsi logo? Did he like the church Obama frequented? Does he like Bill Ayers? Or, could it be, Colin Powell aka Small Intestine Powellyp, is nothing more than a Sonia Sotomayor bigot?