From Ray Stevens:
I usually write songs and this is my first attempt at writing an op-ed piece. It always amazes me how most political commentators beat around the bush. Well, that’s not how you write a song so let’s just cut to the chase and get to the chorus:
My song, "Obama Budget Plan" can be seen on YouTube. It indicates that President Obama's budget plan appears to be to spend as much of our money as he wants, on anything he wants and to pay for it by just printing more money.
The fact is, President Obama doesn’t really seem to have a plan at all. His administration has been working without a budget for almost three years now. He views having to consult Congress as an inconvenience and tries to go around them at every turn.
His latest plan is to blame the Tea Party movement for this country's first-ever credit downgrade because they forced him to face the debt drisis that he created by his out of control spending.
Then he and his aides want to blame S&P for bad judgment in addition to continuing to blame George Bush. President Obama is the “Blamer-in-Chief.”
I try to find the humor in everything but there is nothing funny about what the president, his policies and his associates are doing to this country with the help of a political party that obviously cares more about elections than the great nation they have sworn to protect and defend.
I’m tired of it. I’ve heard it all before and don’t want to hear it anymore.
I’m tired of hearing how we have lost a war and how our troops terrorize and kill innocent people in the dead of night.
I’m tired of hearing good, honest, caring people like the Tea Party folks being referred to as ‘terrorists” by people who won’t even call a real terrorist a terrorist.
Nothing is going to change in America until those people are defeated at the ballot box and politicians, regardless of their Party, decide to put America first and return her to her roots of free enterprise, fiscal responsibility and fairness.
Ray Stevens is a two time Grammy award winner, multi-platinum, multi-gold recording artist who has sold over 25 million albums.