Sunday, August 2, 2015

Billionaires and Millionaires Financing Presidential Campaigns

Every major candidate for President of the United States has a millionaire, or billionaire behind him or her attempting to buy influence.  So far, more than $250 million dollars has been donated to fund Super PAC's, which are nothing more than a way around campaign financing laws already on the books.  40 of the rich have given a combined total of $60 million alone and we have not really even started the election campaign.  Let's face it, in general whoever raises the most money wins the election.  Matter of fact, voting has become a side show.  Before the 2016 elections are over, billions of dollars will be spent to buy elective offices.  It is what it is. 

However, this election cycle will be slightly different because of Donald Trump.  Normally, what happens is that candidates that do not end up in the 1, 2 or 3 spot during initial primaries fade away because their money dries up.  But, the Donald can fund his own campaign, which guarantees that no matter where he ends up in initial primaries, he can go until the very end of the process.  That means that he will control some number of delegates at the Republican Convention even if he does not win the nomination.  That means that if there is a contest between two others, Donald Trump could end up being the king maker as he throws his delegates to one of those candidates. 

Establishment Republicans absolutely hate Donald Trump because he does not need their money to run his race.   That means he can't be bought, or controlled.  What the Conservative  Base of the Republican Party has learned through the last few cycles is that Republicans, once elected, can't be trusted to actually implement Republican Core Principles.  They talk a good game; but when push comes to shove they don't have the guts to really push for the things Republicans hold dear.  And, in a worse case scenario as we have seen in Nevada, where this Blogger lives and in Washington DC, they actually betray us by voting for more spending, Socialist Schemes and higher taxes.

As a result, many in the Republican Party that would have donated to various local, state and federal Republican candidates are now sitting on our hands and check books because we are fed up with all of them.  This will make millionaires and billionaires even more powerful in their ability to control elections.  Forget about campaign finance reform.  The only way to fix this is to enact Balanced Budget and Term Limits Constitutional Amendments to help stop the corruption and feeding at the trough.  Naturally, Socialists would be opposed; but so are RINOS that like being in office for life so that they can continue feeding at the trough too. 

Obama's Radical Carbon Emission Plan That Will Kill Jobs

Socialist Emperor Pinocchio Veto Obama has announced an Executive Order for utilities to cut Carbon Emission by 32% by 2030.   This is expected to cost utilities $8.8 Billion, which of course will be passed on to rate payers; namely the American people.   As of now, it projected that utility rates will go up by 4.9% by 2020; but no doubt it will cost much more, so expect to see rate increases that are significantly higher.  This is happening because Obama "negotiated" a deal with China telling them we would do this, while getting no agreement from China that they would do the same. 

So, while Obama is going to kill more jobs in the United States with this Executive Order and lower the standard of living for all Americans because paying more for utilities means less money to spend on other things, the Chinese will go on building Coal Fired Electric Plants to provide power to their manufacturers taking American jobs.   Gosh, Obama is such a great negotiator, isn't he.  This Blogger has concluded that Obama is either an idiot, or traitor out to damage the United States.  What other conclusion can there be.

We need an all of the above Energy Policy that makes all sources of energy, natural gas, clean coal, nuclear, oil, oil and gas shale, wind, solar, bio fuels, etc. cleaner, safer and cheaper, with the operative word being cheaper.  The cost of energy impacts the cost of everything we do, eat, touch etc.   If we want to create jobs in the United States, utility prices and of course taxes must come down, not go up as pushed by Obama and his Socialist pals in government.   

Further, Obama's Job Killer Executive Order will do nothing to impact Climate Change as long as countries like China, the world's largest economy and India continue spewing emissions into the atmosphere.  So as usual, Obama sold the American people down the toilet.  All we can do is count the days until January 20, 2017 when Obama will be gone.  Hopefully, a new President will protect the interests of the American people. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Public Employee Union Release Time At Taxpayer Expense

It was recently revealed that local, state and federal governments are paying for public employees to be released for regular jobs to work on union business at Tax Payer Expense.  Is this insane or what.  Public Employee Unions generate millions of dollars in dues that they often use to support Socialist candidates in the vicious circle of one hand washing the other.  So why on earth should Tax Payers be paying for union employee to work on Union Business. 

This is just one more example of government waste, fraud, corruption, redundancy and failure and the reason this Blogger opposes all tax increases.  We have to stop feeding the government beast to get our fiscal house in order.  I know, I know, a Billion dollars is chump change in Washington DC and often even at the local and state level, but to the Makers in society, that pay nearly all the taxes in our country, it is our blood, sweat and tears that these politicians of both political parties are wasting. 

We have to say ENOUGH and LOUDLY.  Call, write or email your elected Representatives and tell them to stop paying Public Employees to work on Union Business with Tax Payer monies.  This level of corruption is just plain outrageous. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden Running For President?

This Blogger believes that Socialist Vice President Joe Biden will run for President and if so, we will hear an announcement soon.   No doubt, Pinocchio Obama is encouraging Biden to throw his hat in the ring to stop Hillary Clinton from getting the nomination because Obama and the Clinton's hate each other.  Certainly, though Crazy Joe often says goofy things, Biden is as qualified, or more qualified than Hilly to be President.   And, Biden has ties to big unions and the majority of the Socialist Party going back decades.  Biden even attempts to talk Black when he goes into the Black community and talks about Republicans wanting to put "Blacks back in chains", as ridiculous as that sounds. 

This Blogger does not believe that Hillary Clinton is sure thing for the Socialist nomination because of all the Clinton Scandals that continue on a daily basis.  Those that remember the Clinton years and the definiition of "is" don't want to go there again.  There are probably some big money Socialist interests whispering in Joe Biden's ear to jump in.  Biden would have the best chance of taking the nomination away from Hilly.   Of course, there would be the woman thing that Biden would have to deal with; but he could put Socialist Senator Elizabeth Warren on the ticket as his VP to get passed dumping Hillary Clinton.   The left wing of the Socialist Party as though there could be anything further left love Warren.

Either way, whether it is Hillary Clinton, or Joe Biden, they will be running for Obama's Third Term.   And, since Obama has been one of the worst Presidents in American history and will leave behind a mess for the next President, it will be difficult for any Socialist candidate to run away from Obama's failed record.  This will be especially true for Clinton or Biden, since they were part of the Obama Administration.  In either case, if Clinton or Biden gets the nomination, both would be among the oldest President ever to run, or be elected.  Clearly, either will sing the same old Socialist songs that are leading to the bankruptcy of our country.   

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Republican Congress Needs to Start Acting Like the Third Branch of Government

In drafting the Constitution, the Founders of our nation envisioned three co-equal branches of government.  Over the years, we have ended up with an all powerful President and Supreme Court at the expense of the Congress.  It is time for the Republican Controlled Congress to use the power of the purse to exercise its legitimate authority over the laws of the United States.  Of course, it takes guts to challenge the President and the Courts, something very few Republicans seem to have these days, particularly because their leaders John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House and the Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell are useless, ineffective and incompetent.   They both have to go.

The Congress should pass a budget that will balance in ten years, which means many cuts and reform of Entitlements.  It cannot happen any other way.  If common sense results in a government shut down, then so be it.  It is time for Republicans to stand up to Obama and his Socialist Pals in government.   We did not spend billions of dollars electing a Republican Congress to get Socialists Lite that continue to grow government and bankrupt our country.  We elected Republicans to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep that is destroying our nation. 

If Republicans don't act in accordance with the Party Platform in support of limited government, lower taxes, less regulations, a strong national defense. balancing the budget and paying off the National Debt, protecting our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights, limiting abortion etc. etc, then who the hell needs them.  The Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs if they don't adhere to and act on Republican Core Principles.  The time has come for Republicans in Congress to stand up and be counted to take back our country.  Just showing up, does not constitute success, or a reason to have them remain in office. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Time To Go For Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner

Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a very courageous man, filed a "motion to vacate the chair" in an attempt to remove Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner from his Speakership.  This is really a deserved vote of NO CONFIDENCE.  Certainly, most Conservatives in the base of the Republican Party support getting rid of Boehner because he has been completely ineffective related to advancing the Core Principles of the Republican Party.   This motion will probably go no where because the RINOS and empty suits in the Republican Party, that always go along to get along, will never vote to remove Boehner.

The reality is that this Blogger will not donate a dime to the Republican Party as long as Boehner and McConnell are in charge of Congress because they have accomplished absolutely nothing important to the Conservative base of the Republican Party.  In fact, since Republicans took control of Congress things are even worse today than before.  We want to see 100 years of Obama Socialism rolled back and instead we got ObamaCare and more money going to a failed agencies like the Veterans Administration and the Department of Education. 

Republicans could have defunded ObamaCare, but they did not have the guts to do it.  Republicans could cut government spending by putting in place a plan to balance the budget over ten years and pay off the National Debt; but again, it would involve a show down with Obama and again Republicans in Congress don't have the guts to do it or anything else important.  If rolling back Obama means a government shut down, so be it.  It would make my day because big government is the problem and not the solution. 

One of the Republican Congressman from Nevada recently wrote me about all the votes he had taken, that were never enacted into law because Republicans will not exercise their Constitutional responsibility using the power of the purse to get things done.  Instead, they let Obama walk all over them as he "transforms" America into a Socialist nation because the reality is that they are really big government Socialists Lite, not much different than their Socialist pals.   
 
Most Republicans support limited, smaller government, lower taxes, less regulations, a strong national defense, securing our border, balancing the budget to pay off our National Debt, both a Balanced Budget and Term Limits Constitutional Amendments, Energy Independence, saving Social Security and Medicare, reigning in the EPA, IRS, NSA and Obama Justice Department, protection of our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment Rights,  Repeal and Replacement of ObamaCare, Workfare instead of Welfare, School Choice and limits on abortion.   We want both ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood defunded. 

The fact is that the Republican Controlled Congress, managed by Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell has accomplished none of these things.  Both of them and  the RINOS in Congresss, that have been feeding at the trough for years, have to go because they have failed to get the job done.   

Republicans Calling For Money

Since this Blogger has made sizable donations to Republican Candidates in the past, on almost a daily basis, I hear from representatives for various Republican Candidates asking for money to support their campaigns.  In addition, there are numerous Republican Committees on the hunt, as well, so that they can distribute monies primarily to Establishment Republican campaigns.   Those calls get a quick hang up from me because I don't contribute to any Committee, since I can't control where the money is going. 

Matter of fact, I quit the US Chamber of Commerce because they actually used some of my money to support Establishment Republicans in the primaries.  That, in addition to Chamber support for Crony Capitalism, was the last straw for me related to the US Chamber of Commerce.  I realized that they are inside the Beltway Fat Cats and part of the problem, not part of the solution, related to preventing the bankruptcy of the United States.  I got a call from one of them recently asking me to come back, which means they were asking me for my money again, since it is pay to play with the US Chamber.  I read the guy calling the riot act and hung up on him. 

Back to Republicans.  There are some Conservative Republicans actively fighting for Republican Core Principles that I can support.  Establishment Republicans hate them because everybody knows that Establishment Republicans only talk the talk.  They never walk the talk.  The reality is that the vast majority of Republicans in office are RINOS, not much different than their Socialist colleagues.  They talk a good game about lower taxes, less regulations, protecting our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment Rights, Repeal and Replacement of ObamaCare, a strong national defense, securing our border, limiting abortion and reigning in the EPA, IRS, NRA and Obama Justice Department; but when push comes to shove, they just don't have the guts to actually fight for these bedrock Republican Core Principles.
 
To them I say pound sand.   The Republican Controlled Congress has accomplished absolutely nothing important to the base of the Republican Party so why on earth should any of us give them money so that they can continue in office just feeding at the trough.  We need Term Limits to get rid of both Socialists and RINOS. 

And of course in Nevada, where I live, my money is going into the Recall Campaign to remove five RINO State Senators from office, not up for reelection in 2016, because they voted for RINO Governor Brian Sandoval's (BS for short) spending increases and Margins Tax, after the same concept was defeated at the polls last November by nearly 80%.  We are also supporting a Referendum in Nevada to repeal Sandoval's job killer Margins Tax.   The people of Nevada, or really the base of the Republican Party elected a Republican controlled State Legislature and all State officers, including the Governor, for the first time in decades and just months later they betrayed us by enacting the largest tax and spending increase in Nevada history.  Clearly, any Republican Presidential Candidate that stands on the same stage as Governor BS will experience the kiss of death because the base of the Republican Party in Nevada can't stand Sandoval, or his RINO pals in the State Legislature.   

Many Republicans calling me for money will get an earful, that's for sure before I hang up on them.   I will never support, or vote for a RINO again, no matter who the Socialist opposition candidate may be because there is no difference between them.   I actually voted American Independent Party last November, for the first time, rather than support known RINOS.  Further, I am not interested in supporting a Republican Empty Suit that has accomplished nothing important to the base of the Republican Party.   That is the reason I will not be vote for Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller, if he runs for reelection, or any other office, or Republican Senate Candidate Joe Heck.  They both voted to raise my taxes in the Fiscal Cliff deal, without getting any reforms in return.  They are dead to me.  The base of the Republican Party is mad as hell and we don't care who knows.  Our checkbooks are closed to RINOS, crooks and liars playing the same old games.