The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Henninger correctly points out that the bumper sticker for November’s midterm elections is: “It’s the spending, stupid.” Yet President Obama and Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid think that more big government spending is needed.
Congress is likely to adjourn by the end of next week. Members will rush home to deal with voters Henninger describes as “enraged, furious, crazed and desperate” about out of control government spending.
There’s still time to print more bumper stickers. Here are suggested messages for politicians who just don’t “get it:”
• Election Day is Judgment Day on spending.
• Candidates -- Get fired up to cut spending or get fired.
• Obama, Pelosi, Reid: We’re not your ATM—quit spending our money!
• Stop robbing Peter to pay Barack.
• Put a cork on pork.
• Soon to be jobless: free-spending politicians.
• SOS: Stop Over-Spending.
• Pay us back all you’ve wasted or we’ll pay you back at the polls.
• End “stimu-mess” spending.
• Vote to cut spending or we’ll vote you out.
• Hey Washington: Don’t spend it; end it.
• To downsize government, downsize spending.
• Either you’re out of our wallets or you’re out of office.
For those politicians who defy the bumper sticker messages, here’s one more: We’ll remember in November.
Communications consultant Jon Kraushar is at www.jonkraushar.net.
Communications consultant Jon Kraushar is at www.jonkraushar.net. He is a consultant to corporate and political leaders including Steve Forbes.