Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Message to US Congress - Just Read The Bill

Republicans are pushing a new rule for Congress that would require that any bill be posted on the Internet for 72 hours prior to a vote on the bill. Unless the issue relates to a national emergency, why not five business days on the Internet to allow both members of Congress and the public to READ the bill. What is the rush? At this point, the Democrat Socialists that control Congress have refused to allow this requirement. Senator Max Baucus, head of the Senate Finance Committee claims it would take two weeks just to post a bill on the web. I know government is slow; but what a bunch of baloney! The fact is that Democrat Socialists do not want the light of day to shine on their handiwork because they know that if the public has an opportunity to scrutinize these potential new laws that they would hear from the angry Tea Bag "Mob". And, that just maybe, we would take to the streets again in protest as has been happening since the election of President Obama.

Americans are mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more and that is very troubling to these Democrat Socialist politicians that are used to playing their little games without any interference from the public; you know those of us paying all the bills. That is the reason many Democrat Socialists called off town hall meetings last summer. Senator Harry Reid did not have the guts to come home to Nevada for a face to face town hall meeting because he knew he would have faced very angry "evil mongers"; the term he used to describe Tea Bag Protesters.

The fact is that Democrat Socialists passed the SwindleUS Plan and CAP and TAX without ever reading these bills. This is one reason the Congress has such an unfavorable rating in the polls; below 30%. How could they read these bills, received just a few hours before a vote, when they are over a thousand pages long. Democrat Socialist Senator Harry Reid from Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader plans to bring Obama's HealthScare Plan up for a vote in the Senate in the next two weeks. HealthScare will be another 1000 plus page master piece that few Senators will be able to READ before a vote. What ever happened to Due Diligence? HealthScare involves the government take over of 1/6th of the US economy. If passed, it will impact virtually every American and cost trillions of dollars resulting in the bankruptcy of the United States; yet there will be many Democrat Socialist Senators that will vote YES on this new law. Nearly all Republicans will vote NO based on what they know of the bill particularly since not one of their amendments has yet been added to the bill to make it more reasonable and less costly.

It is truly astounding that politicians of either party would vote for any new law without reading it. The deficit spending in these new laws is staggering. The Trillions of Dollars of debt that are being proposed by President Obama and the Democrat Socialist that control Congress will result in the surrender of our national sovereignty without an enemy ever firing a shot. It is already happening as many decisions impacting our country are being made in Europe or China. We all have to stand up and JUST SAY NO. We have to take back our country and soon or we will lose our country. Remember, all elections are National and Obama proves that elections matter.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Germany Rejects Socialism - Votes for Capitalism

In recent elections in Germany, the voters soundly rejected Socialist Parties to support current Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center right government committed to freedom, lower taxes, free markets, smaller government and fewer regulations. It as though Ronald Reagan and/or Margaret Thatcher have been reborn in Germany. Chancellor Merkel fully understands that Keynesian economics does not work because they have had big government, tax and spend Socialism in Germany for years and it has led to high unemployment and slower growth. The Germans get it. The French, Italians and Eastern Europeans that have conservative governments get it. The British are likely to get it next year when they replace Labour Socialist Gordon Brown with a conservative government.

But some how President Obama and the Democrat Socialist that control the US Congress do not get it or they do get it and see government dependence as their ticket to POWER. Socialism is a failed ideology where ever it has been tried in the world. Yet, President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress have a Socialist vision for America. Why haven't these people learned the lessons of history. The answer is simple. Democrat Socialists want more POWER to reward their Peeps and buy votes by redistributing income. It really is that simple. This premise has been the basis for every action taken by President Obama since his election.

The problem is that Obama's Socialist schemes will lead to the collapse of the US Dollar, high interest rates and inflation, high unemployment, a lower standard of living for our people and eventually to the bankruptcy of the United States. I am convinced the Democrat Socialists want to see all of this happen because it is impossible that any rational politician would otherwise support these Socialist schemes. Democrat Socialists and their Peeps want to create an even bigger "crisis" to seize more POWER for the federal government; translation THEM.

Old Abe Lincoln once said, "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strenghten the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away the people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves". Gosh, so simple yet so brilliant and so relevant today.

It is no coincidence that the top ten cities in the US with the highest poverty; Detroit, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, St. Louis, El Paso, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Newark have all been governed by Democrat Socialist Mayors for years and/or they have never had a Republican mayor. Instead of promoting pro-growth low tax policies, these mayors and cities have pushed jobs out of their cities and made their residents dependent on welfare and other government programs to buy votes and stay in POWER. As Milton Friedman the brilliant Nobel prize winning conservative economist points out, Capitalism is even more important to the poor than to the rich because it is the only system, with all its boom and bust flaws, that has created a higher standard of living for all. Yet, Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress still don't get it, or they do get it and realize that their ticket to POWER is dependence on them and big government. We must help these Democrat Socialist politicians see the light and or feel the heat at the ballot box in upcoming elections. It is very clear that we must take back our country for the good of our children and grand children and to really help the poor escape big government slavery, poverty and dependence.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Canadian Healthcare Coming to America?

President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are LYING about Obama's HealthScare Plan and they know it. If any version of HealthScare floating around Congress is enacted, there will be rationing of health care services. There is no guarantee that we will be able to keep our current health insurance and doctors. Taxes and premiums will increase for many if HealthScare becomes the law of the land. And, Senior Citizens will experience cuts in Medicare benefits to insure the 46 million uninsured, including 12 million illegal aliens that will have coverage one way or another. That is the truth and the American people, who are not stupid, know it. As a result, currently 56% of Americans are opposed to Obama's HealthScare Plan. And, the number is even higher among Senior Citizens as 84% of Seniors, who see the cuts to their benefits coming, oppose Obama's HealthScare Plan.

It is virtually impossible to insure 46 million people, who currently do not have health insurance, without all of the things happening that I have listed above. And, specific to rationing that is certain, there just are not enough doctors, nurses and hospitals to go around if 46 million more people suddenly have preventative care health insurance. The numbers just don't add up. It does not take a computer or the Congressional Budget Office to figure out that Obama's HealthScare Plan will bankrupt the United States. It will not cost one trillion dollars over the next ten years; but rather trillions and trillions of dollars in deficit spending. To think otherwise is just plain delusional nonsense or more lies. Remember, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Amtrac and the Post Office are already bankrupt not to mention the fact that the United States government is already trillions in debt.

Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are determined to pass HealthScare in spite of all this information. They simply don't care if they bankrupt our country. Long term, we will end up with the same system that exists in Canada that causes Canadians to come to the United States for health care. Though there are many examples, it was reported just today that a Canadian that was diagnosed with probable brain cancer could not get an MRI to confirm the diagnosis for 3 months. This particular man immediately came to the US for an MRI. American doctors quickly determined that the man had a golf ball size tumor in his brain. The Canadian brought the information back to Canada and was told he would have to wait 4 months for surgery even though this was life threatening Cancer. Can you imagine how long the wait would be for knee or hip surgery. Instead, the Canadian immediately came back to the United States to have the surgery, which was successful. The man is now suing the Canadian government for his out of pocket medical expenses. What makes this story even more interesting is that apparently there are Canadian brokers that literally go out to bid for clients that need surgeries in the US. And, in doing so, American doctors and hospitals that have openings will perform surgeries at about a third the cost usually charged insurance companies. This is the free market at its best and there is a lesson in it for all of us about controlling health care costs.

If Obama's HealthScare Plan is enacted, there will be many American stories like the one described concerning the Canadians that must flee their country to buy medical services in the US. Of course, the "rich" will have the means to buy medical services else where. Lower and middle class Americans will be stuck with ObamaCare and in many cases it will be life threatening.

President Obama continues to fall in the polls. Obama's latest job approval rating is at 49%. That is not just happening because of the President's HealthScare Plan; but rather because of all of Obama's Socialist Schemes and many of the Socialists and even Communists Obama has appointed as CZARS. The bloom is clearly off the rose. Obama's actions speak much more loudly than his words. Those who voted for Obama, who believed he would govern from the center, are clearly seeing that President Obama is a Socialist who is weak on defense and foreign policy. I don't know why anyone would be surprised by Obama's actions. The Campaigner In Chief is doing exactly what he said he would do during the campaign.

As Conservatives, we sounded the alarm bells; but obviously 52% of the people that elected Obama were tone deaf. Now many Obama voters are seeing President Obama as the Socialist that he really is and they are not too happy. It's ok. The Governor's elections in New Jersey and Virginia this November are the first referendum on Obama, which will be followed by the Congressional elections in November, 2010. We will all have a chance to JUST SAY NO loud and clear in these up coming elections.

P.S. When the time comes in the next few months, I will be asking you to get out your check books to help us defeat my Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democrat Socialist Majority Leader of the US Senate. Reid is way down in the Nevada Polls and he is vulnerable. Expect to hear more in the weeks and months ahead.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Jersey and Virginia - Referendum on Obama


In the next five weeks, the people of New Jersey and Virginia will go to the polls to elect their next governor. Both of these races are classic contests. The Democrats, Jon Corzine, the incumbent in New Jersey and Creigh Deeds in Virginia are tax and spend left wing liberals that favor big government and all of President Obama's Socialist schemes. The Republicans, Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bob McDonnell of Virginia are conservative Republicans that support limited government, Capitalism free market solutions to the recession and family values. As of now both Christie and McDonnell are ahead in the polls by 7% or more. This is particularly important in New Jersey which is a very blue state that voted heavily for Obama. Virginia, which Obama also carried, is a more purple state.

The Governor's election in New Jersey and Virginia is the first referendum on President Obama because though he is not on the ballot, his Socialist schemes are very much the issue being debated by the candidates. If Christie and McDonnell win, which may happen, it will send shudders through the halls of Washington among the Democrat Socialists that control Congress. It will say to them that the nation does not support all of Obama's Socialist schemes. That is the reason big labor unions and various left wing organizations in the country are throwing big money into these races. All understand what is at stake.

For that reason, it is time to crank up our donation machine. To donate and learn more about Republican Chris Christie, just go to and make a donation NOW. To donate and learn more about Bob McDonnell, just go to and make a donation NOW. It is absolutely critical that if we going to take back our country, we must all recognize that all elections are NATIONAL. Christie and McDonnell are great conservative candidates that deserve our support. With our help they can defeat the Democrat Socialists, ACORN and the SEIU big union machine. Please, it time to get out your check book and/or to make an e-mail donation by credit card to get the money there sooner. No donation is too small. Give until it hurts. This last four weeks will be critical to victory in New Jersey and Virginia so do it NOW to take back our country and send a loud message to President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress. We are mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Federal Government - The Real "Crisis"

President Obama has elevated every issue to the Healthcare "Crisis", the Financial "Crisis" the Global Climate "Crisis" using the word "crisis" in order to justify the greatest expansion of the federal government in the history of the United States. The fact is that most people have health insurance in the United States. While stabilizing the banking system was important, and some additional regulation may be warranted; we have moved beyond the "crisis". And, though there may be global warming, it is probable that we are experiencing cyclical climatic change as has occurred many times in the earth's history and long before there were carbon omissions. So, the CAP and TAX legislation proposed by Obama to deal with the "crisis" will have little impact on climatic change that may happen with our without carbon omissions.

Obama says he is believer in Capitalism and free markets as he acts to take over the banks, major car companies and the largest insurance company in the world. Obama acts to distort markets with the Cash for Clunkers program. The SwindleUS Package was just another way to grow the federal government and divert money from the private sector to the public sector. Obama's HealthScare Plan amounts to the federal take over of 1/6 of the US economy. The regulations Obama plans to govern financial institutions amounts to further nationalization of the banks and mortgage companies. President Obama is clearly no Capitalist that's for sure. Actions speak much louder than phony words. President Obama's actions and his Socialist and even Communists appointments tell us that he is a raging Socialist plain and simple.

But, let's get back to the word "crisis". The real "crisis" that is coming is the bankruptcy of the United States because Obama's trillions of dollars in deficit spending are not sustainable. And, I am beginning to believe that Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress intentionally want to bankrupt our nation to establish a command economy and big government based on a Socialist or even Communist model. What other conclusion is feasible? Otherwise, how can any rational politician of either political party vote for trillion dollar deficits that make President Bush II look like a skin flint.

Vladimir Lenin, the first Communist Dictator of the Soviet Union once said "if you want to destroy a country, just destroy its money". If the trillions of dollars in deficit spending continue, it will cause the collapse of the dollar and our national credit rating. We are already seeing ominous signs. The Federal Reserve is buying back Treasury Bonds, shortly after they are sold, presumably at a discount, by printing money. This is telling us that the markets are not willing to provide the United States all the credit that we need today let alone a few years from now. Projections show the national debt rising from $5.8 Trillion last year to 14.3 Trillion in 2019 and from 40.8% of GDP in 2008 to 67.8% in 2019. These numbers are staggering and do not include the Trillions of dollars in unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and federal pensions. The International Monetary Fund states that governments reach a critical point when a government has to borrow just to pay the interest on the debt. This amounts to using one credit card to pay off another credit card; but with higher interest rates.

The Congressional Budget Office states that the US will reach this point in 2019, when the US is expected to borrow $722 Billion just to pay the net interest on the debt. Financial markets have not yet priced in the possibility that politicians would rather default on the debt, as happens in Banana Republics, or substantially raise taxes. As such, President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are playing Russian Roulette with our nation. The odds are pretty good that this will all occur before 2019 because government spending is simply out of control. As such, default on the national debt is a real possibility. Now that is a real "crisis" not one fabricated by President Obama.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Terrorists, Iran and Israel

This week the FBI foiled several Terrorists plots in the United States designed to murder thousands of Americans on our shores. Thankfully, the Homeland Security Agency that President Bush put in place is working and working well. This is happening at the same time that the Obama Administration has declared war on the CIA, our nation's intelligence gathering agency. Obama's Attorney General wants to prosecute CIA officers that have done their jobs well in protecting our country. What is wrong with this picture?

President Obama and his people have stopped using the word Terrorist to "describe" Islamic Fascist members of Al Queda and perhaps others who want to commit the mass murder of Americans. They are at war with us so shouldn't we be at war with them? So, Mr. President, what should we call them? I really would like to know what to call people who want to murder thousands of innocent Americans by committing acts of incredible violence. Yes, they are murderers; but they cannot be compared to a murderer that kills one or two people. That is surely bad enough; but when the plot is to kill thousands of people, we must designate these people as Terrorists and/or come up with some other name that properly describes the criminal and the crime.

These Terrorists are Islamic Fascists that want to impose their faith and their backward ideology on all peoples. And, though I do not believe that all Muslems are Terrorists, it is pretty clear that some do fit the description. And, which country is the biggest sponsor of Terrorists in the world? None other than Iran that is currently attempting to build nuclear weapons according to the intelligence agencies of the US, France and Britain. Western countries have been trying for years to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. Our young, inexperienced and perhaps naive President Obama has scheduled negotiations with Iran to talk again in October as though talks have not been going on for years. Ok, Mr. President go at it. See what you can do. Perhaps since Obama has Muslim roots, he can do what other Administrations and governments have failed to do. It is worth a try; but I would not hold my breath because I understand the history of the region.

Again, history is our best teacher. The Iranians are Persians not Arabs and they were once a great empire until they were defeated by Alexander the Great from Greece. They have not forgotten that humiliation. They long to be a great empire again dominating the Middle East as they once did. Iranians are Shia Muslims not Sunni Muslims like most of the rest of the Arab world. And, though Iraq is predominantly Shia, Saddam Hussein who waged brutal war against Iran and his own people was a Sunni Muslim. Shia's and Sunni's (that emanate from different roots) sort of hate each other kind of like the Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. So in addition to Iran's hatred of Israel, they are not too fond of Arab Sunni's either. While this is no justification for allowing them to develop nuclear weapons, which would destabilize the entire Middle East, it helps to know their reasoning if it is to be countered.

However, odds are pretty good that Iran is sponsoring Terrorism all over the world including in the United States. And, we know that they are providing weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Iran is therefore our enemy and Obama better realize that he is dealing with a regime that is part of the evil empire. So, the Iranians will do anything possible to stall until they get the bomb as they have done for years. Unless President Obama is prepared to destroy those Iranian nuclear installations (which seems unlikely given his weak and naive persona) and soon, there is another alternative that always worked during the Cold War and it is called DETERRENCE.

Iran is supporting HAMAS in Palestine, therefore Iran is Israel's mortal enemy. If Obama fails in his negotiations with Iran, which is likely to happen, Israel will not stand by and watch as Iran develops nuclear weapons. One way or another,the Israeli's will take action which could include using the nuclear weapons that many believe they have developed. So perhaps, the best approach is Deterrence. So instead of throwing Israel under the bus as Obama did this week, unless Obama is prepared to take out those Iranian nuclear installations, we should provide Israel with serious missile defense and two nuclear armed submarines. While the Iranians often seem totally irrational; just maybe if they clearly knew that any nuclear strike on Israel would result in their total destruction, it would prevent them from pushing the button. I know, I know, we want less nuclear proliferation; but what the heck are the alternatives. If Iran gains nuclear weapons it will shift the whole balance of power in the Middle East. Sunni Arabs in Saudi Arabia and Egypt may then feel that they need nuclear weapons. Obviously, Iran must be prevented from gaining nuclear weapons; however, if the West fails to stop it from happening then we need a Plan B which Obama should put on the table NOW. Remember, Peace through Strength is what keeps the peace.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The United Nations - Obama, Dictators and Crooks

The United Nations was founded after World War II in San Francisco. How ironic that the beginnings of the UN happened in the Socialist Republic of San Francisco home to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senator Barbara Boxer, that left wing dynamic duo from California; but that is another posting. The UN, which is funded primarily by the US as the number one donor, has become nothing more than a meeting place for dictators and crooks. By the way, we give the UN billions of taxpayer dollars each year more than any other country. Why is the US the largest donor, when considering our debt, China is the richest, largest country in population in the world. Again, the US is being taken for a SAP.

Many of the countries represented at the UN from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America are run by corrupt dictators. It is very humorous if not tragic that these countries sit on the Human Rights Commission when they are some of the most extreme violators of human rights in the world within their own countries. As a result, until President Obama, the US has refused to participate on that Commission because of the hypocrisy. Obama recently authorized participation, which says a lot about him, doesn't it.

Personally, I vote for moving the UN out of the United States entirely perhaps to Geneva, Switzerland where there is already a large UN presence; that is if we need the UN at all. Welcoming Dictators to our shores does not make any sense to me. And, all should know that there are left wing loons that want the UN to have global taxing authority to actually tax citizens in "rich" countries. Just imagine if that occurred. The US would have a UN Global Tax, Federal, State and Local Taxes. Our people would be left with nothing when in 39 states with Obama's tax increases the combined tax burden is already at 58%. And, the world's dictators would have access to these UN taxes, which is a really frightening thought.

President Obama gave a speech this week at the UN annual gathering of world "leaders". As usual, Obama apologized for US transgressions and sold out Israel. In so many words, Obama went on to say that the international community can respect the US again because he has been elected President and he is bringing change to America. Many commentators thought the speech was disgraceful. Mr. President, there are many reasons the international community should respect America that have nothing at all to do with you. I know that President Obama believes that the sun never came up before his Presidency; but honestly Mr. President, the United States has a long history we can all be proud of contrary to the First Lady's statement that she is finally proud of the US because Obama was elected President. How ludicrous!

In fact, Mr. President, the international community should respect the United States because we have the longest running Constitution in the world committed to freedom and justice. And, we are a nation committed to the rule of law; at least that was the case before this Socialist President was elected. As a Capitalist country, we have built the greatest country in the history of the world. We have welcomed people to our nation from perhaps every country in the world and they have prospered. Our people have committed blood, sweat and tears to defending liberty all over the world and ending Fascism and Communism. We are also the largest donor nation in the world helping the poor in many countries and it is the US that always comes to the rescue when ever there is a natural disaster any where in the world. This all occurred long before the Obama Presidency.

President Obama wrote a book called the Audacity of Hope. It really should have been called the Audacity of Barack Obama. How dare this President imply that the international community can now respect the United States because of his election. I really do think that Obama is starved for love and attention because he was abandoned by his parents. As a result, Obama is a dangerous egomaniac; that is for sure. Where Ronald Reagan always used the pronoun "WE", Obama always uses the pronoun "I" which says alot about both men, doesn't it? Obama appears to believe he is the savior of mankind. Obama may not realize that we already have a Savior far more significant in history than this young, inexperienced President. How dare Obama apologize for our great nation when we have endured so much to guarantee freedom for millions. The United States is a beacon of hope, which might just be the reason so many are willing to risk everything to come to our country. President Obama many of us are ashamed of you as our leader because you continue to demonstrate that you do not respect the United States that we love and that our people have built. It is so clear that your view and vision for America is not our view and vision for America. We see a great and giving nation. Obama sees a nation that has caused all the problems in the world.

Nothing is more troubling about President Obama than his continuous slander against the United States. It may play to corrupt dictators; but it does not play in Peoria. While Obama's Socialist schemes are a clear and present danger to our nation, watching Obama on TV give speeches that are contrary to the interests of the United States is very troubling. Over and again, it appears that this President is intentionally trying to destroy our country. Obama may be the Manchurian Candidate. I don't want to believe that of any President; but bankrupting the nation and continuing to act in ways unbecoming a President of the United States is just heart breaking not to mention freightening. As a result, we must work to make sure that Obama is a one term President just like his friend Jimmy Carter.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Senior Citizens - Medicare Cuts Are Coming

If President Obama's HealthScare Plan is enacted into law, Senior Citizens will see major cuts in Medicare. In fact, Obama is asking for $600 Billion in cuts to Medicare including elimination of Medicare Advantage, the program that allows Seniors to opt for private insurance HMO's instead of regular Medicare. If Medicare Advantage is eliminated, 10.2 million senior citizens, 22% of all people eligible for Medicare will lose their private insurance. Obama claims that insurance companies are getting $170 Billion subsidy as a result of Medicare Advantage. Mr. President, it is not a subsidy, it is the premiums the government is paying to buy this HMO insurance coverage for Seniors. To make matters worse,the Obama Administration and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are trying to prohibit insurance companies from advising their customers of this information. What ever happened to the First Amendment in the US Constitution providing for free speech. I guess it went away the day Obama was sworn in as President.

If Medicare Advantage is eliminated Seniors will then be forced to participate in regular Medicare which does not provide the same level of benefits. And, to get the same level of benefits many Seniors have now through Medicare Advantage, they would have to buy Medigap policies from organizations like AARP, that supports Obama's HealthScare scheme, because they stand to make hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance commissions if Medicare Advantage is eliminated. AARP, that is supposed to represent Senior citizen's interests has sold them out to make money plain and simple. The only problem is that many of these 10.2 million Seniors chose the HMO option, in the first place because they could not afford the $200 - $300 a month for a Medigap policy.

So, when President Obama says no one will lose his or her health insurance if his plan is enacted, he is LYING plain and simple. Based on some of the comments I have heard on TV made by Democrat Socialist politicians, it is pretty clear that they either do not understand how these programs work and/or they are lying too. And, cutting Medicare benefits in general will lead to rationing. It is highly doubtful that my 89 year old mom would have been permitted hip surgery at 87 years old. She would have been sent home on pain pills never to walk again. Fortunately that was not the case and she is still living a very nice, active life as a result of the successful surgery. As it is now, many doctors will not take Medicare patients because the government payments are so low. It is impossible to add 30 or 40 million more insured people in the United States without rationing, the same way it occurs in other countries that have universal health care. And, it is impossible to cut $600 Billion out of Medicare without cutting benefits to Senior Citizens. Cards talk and numbers don't lie; but unfortunately some politicians do lie. Even the Congressional Budget Office run by Democrats has confirmed that there will be cuts to Medicare benefits under Obama's HealthScare Plan.

There are several versions of ObamaCare floating around Congress so no one knows for sure what a final bill will look like. All of the versions have tax increases of one sort or another. All of the bills will lead to rationing. All of the versions will cause a unprecedented power grab by the federal government. Rather than real health care reform, which is needed, Obama's HealthScare Plan is really about the Socialist expansion of the federal government and many more petty bureaucrats involved in our lives. It will be BIG BROTHER making health care decisions for us. And, Obama's HealthScare Plan will bankrupt the United States. Though it is hard to get through because the phone lines are jammed, call your elected representatives and JUST SAY NO to Obama's HealthScare Plan.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Two Faces of President Barack Obama

Either President Obama has a split personality or he is the most two faced President in a very long time. During the campaign and early in his administration, President Obama said he had no interest in looking backward related to allegations against the CIA. The next thing we know, he allows Attorney General Holder to conduct a witch hunt at the CIA investigating the very same charges that were investigated by both the CIA and the Bush Justice Department. Seven former CIA Directors, that served under both Democrat and Republican Presidents, sent Obama a letter asking him to stop this redundant investigation because it had already taken place and for the most part CIA officers were exonerated. Even Leon Panetta, the current CIA Director asked Obama to call off Holder because of national security issues and the destruction of morale at the CIA. But, even though the one face of Obama said he had no interest in looking backward, the other face of Obama is allowing left wing Holder to go forward placing these career CIA officers in double jeopardy which is prohibited by the US Constitution. And, what CIA officer is going to do what is necessary to protect our country from Terrorists if they chance investigation and potentially jail for doing their jobs.

Next, candidate Obama and early administration Obama said we were in Afghanistan because it was the "good war" and we had to defeat Al Queda there without question what ever it takes. Fast forward a few months to August 30. The American General running the war in Afghanistan wanted to submit his report asking for 40,000 more troops to prevent catastrophe and a loss to the Taliban. Apparently, Obama asked the General not to submit the report; though it has been leaked to the Washington Post. The other face of Obama now says that we need a strategy even though he declared we had a new strategy last spring. So, which face of Obama are we to believe. The Obama that said we have to do whatever it takes to win in Afghanistan or the Obama that is being led around by the nose by the left wing Democrat Socialists of his own party that want us to pull out of Afghanistan no matter the consequences.

Obama originally said his HealthScare Plan had to have a public option. That was until all the rage at the Tea Bag Protests. So now a public option thankfully is not so important. It really is hard to know which face of Obama to believe. Just wait around a few weeks and the other face will appear. And, a few weeks ago the Obama Administration was trying to coerce or convince members of the National Endowment of the Arts, which is federally funded, to produce art (or propaganda) in support of Obama's Socialist schemes. Obama got caught doing this so just today the administration has pulled back from this scheme because of the furor that it has caused.

This would be funny if it were not so dangerous specific to foreign affairs. Obama will be perceived as a weak indecisive President if this keeps up. Israel will be forced to attack Iran to eliminate their potential nuclear weapons because they will lose trust in Obama to deal with the issue. The North Koreans will not be serious about ending their nuclear program. And, Al Queda and other Terrorists that want to murder Americans like the people arrested in New York and Colorado this week will just wait us out until Obama surrenders our interests.

There was a movie called the Two Faces of Eve about a woman with multiple personalities; kind of like Sybil. If there is ever a sequel it could be entitled the Two Faces of Barack because obviously this President bends with the wind. No matter what anyone thought of Ronald Reagan, he had convictions and he stuck to them; hence he was one of our greatest Presidents. Of course, the jury is not in on President Obama; but it is not looking to good right now. This could end up being a tale of two Presidents.

Monday, September 21, 2009

President Obama Suffering From Amnesia

President Obama, who seems to have a problem with the truth, claimed on Sunday talk shows that he knew little of ACORN, the left wing community organizing group. When asked about the recent ACORN prostitute scam, the President said, "Frankly, it's not something I've followed closely". The President went on to say he was not even aware that ACORN had been the recipient of significant federal funding.

Mr. President, if you keep this up, your nose is going to grow just like Pinnocio. The fact is that Obama's association with ACORN goes back almost 20 years. In 1991, Obama took time off from his law firm to run a voter registration drive for Project Vote, which is part of ACORN. The voter registration drive achieved 135,000 new registrations and was instrumental in the upset victory in Illinois by Democrat Carol Moseley Braun over incumbent Democratic Senator Alan Dixon in the 1992 Democratic Senate primary. Ms. Braun went on to win the Senate seat in the fall election.

Obama's success made him a rock star as a community organizer. Obama then became a top trainer at ACORN's conferences. In 1995, Obama became ACORN's attorney participating in a land mark case to force the state of Illinois to implement the federal motor voter law. The law's loose voter registration requirements would later be exploited by ACORN employees in an effort to flood voter roles with fake names.

It is very clear that President Obama must be suffering from a severe case of amnesia. How could Obama not be aware of the business dealings of ACORN when he was instrumental in the organization's growth and development. Oh, but then Obama doesn't remember the racist rantings of the Reverend Wright while sitting in his church for 20 years. Obama claims he hardly knew various Communists and Socialists in Chicago when he sat on Boards with them.

Mr. President, you must think the American people are deaf, dumb and blind. We can see right through all your lies. You have a great smile; but you are often lying through your teeth. It really is humorous. Our first President George Washington was credited with the saying as a child, "I cannot tell a lie" when asked if he had cut down the cherry tree. Abraham Lincoln was referred to as Honest Abe. Perhaps we need to call President Obama Pinnocio because he sure has a problem telling the truth. As Honest Abe once said, " You can fool some of the people some of the time; but you can't full all of the people all of the time". Mr. President, please tell the truth all of the time because eventually the truth will see the light of day and you will be seen as a liar.

P.S. The President got caught in another lie on the Sunday talk shows when he said there were no tax increases in his HeathScare Plan. That is simply not true. It is also not true that if HealthScare is enacted that people will not lose their current health insurance. 10.2 million senior citizens will lose their Medicare Advantage private HMO Plans. And, many others will be forced into the government plan because the 8% fine may be cheaper for employers than insurance premiums.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

ACORN - Time for Federal Investigation

ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) has come under increased scrutiny because of various illegal activities. ACORN is under investigation in various states for voter fraud. ACORN has in fact been convicted of criminal activity for voter fraud. ACORN, founded in Arkansas in 1970, is a tangled web of organizations that are nothing more than the street fighter wing of the Democrat Socialist Party. It is important to note that their original founder had to leave ACORN for embezzling money from the organization. It should also be noted that President Obama was instrumental in the development of ACORN during his community organizer days. These are Obama's Peeps. ACORN is currently based in 41 states plus the District of Columbia. There are 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 75 cities. Their CEO, Bertha Lewis claims that they have 500,000 "members" whatever that means. ACORN says that they have been responsible for getting $15 billion to their members in the last ten years. They also claim that they have registered 1.7 million voters, most of whom if they voted at all all, no doubt voted for Barack Obama in the last Presidential election. Surprise, Surprise.

The only problem with this picture is that the federal government is funding ACORN, a Democrat Socialist front corrupt organization. Republican Congressman Darryl Issa of California reports that ACORN has received $53 million in recent years; though he did not specify the time period. ACORN's CEO will not agree to open up the books because she knows very well that corruption is evident. ACORN is a non-profit organization that pays corporate income taxes, which is very odd. Apparently, ACORN has a unique tax status. So, our tax dollars are being used to fund a corrupt Democrat Socialist front organization. We all should be enraged that our tax dollars are going to fund ACORN, an organization that has been accused and convicted of crimes.

ACORN is actually several organizations all in place to gain power and money for their "members"; Obama's Peeps. ACORN Institute focuses on training. ACORN Housing Corporation assist first time buyers with buying homes. ACORN was instrumental in demanding that people that could not qualify for mortgages under normal procedures be given loans; hence the sub prime mess and foreclosures that have made a mess of our economy. The Living Wage Center fights for higher wages. ACORN Law of the Web assists with social change. ACORN owns two radio stations to advance its ideology in Arkansas and Texas. Project Vote is in place to increase voter engagement to support Democrat Socialist schemes. Site Fighter deals with the "Big Box Crisis" to fight companies like Wal Mart. There is the Social Policy Quarterly Journal to spread the ACORN ideology.

ACORN supports a variety of Democrat Socialist schemes related to Affordable Housing, Better Schools, Fair Housing, Foreclosures, Gulf Coast Recovery, Health Care, Immigration, Living Wage, Paid Sick Days, Predatory Lending, Utilities and Voter Engagement. This is President Obama's Socialist play book. The goal is to redistribute income from the 50% of people who pay income taxes to the 50% of people who pay no taxes at all to fund all of these Socialist schemes. Let their be no doubt, ACORN is well organized and part of the Democrat Socialist scheme to bring "change" to America. The change they speak of will bring bigger government, less freedom and a lower standard of living for all in the United States.

It is time for a major federal investigation of ACORN. As a result of the recent prostitute scam all over the news, the federal government announced that ACORN would not be used to conduct the Census in 2010. That is a relief since these people are accused of fraud related to voter registration in several states. But, ACORN is still getting Federal money which as yet has not been curtailed. One can only imagine the games that would have been played with the Census. Now even some Democrats are starting to get queasy about ACORN. President Obama, who claims he knows nothing of ACORN's dealings, has even said that an investigation is appropriate. How can President Obama know nothing of ACORN when he was involved in their development? Remember, President Obama never heard the Reverend Wright's racist rantings either in the 20 years he sat in those pews. And President Obama is not telling the truth about his HealthScare Plan. As such, we must question President Obama related to everything he says because he is not real good when it comes to telling the truth.

So now lets see if the Democrat Socialist controlled Congress orders an investigation. My guess is that they may go through the motions; but not seriously investigate ACORN because it will lead right to high level Democrat Socialists. There is a lot rotten in Washington and ACORN is pretty stinky. If things get too hot, Obama will throw ACORN under the bus like he did the Reverend Wright and Van Jones. In this case, driving the bus over ACORN would be a very good thing for our country. ACORN is a classic example of good intentions gone very bad.

P.S. Information about ACORN in this posting comes directly from their web site.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

President Obama is BIG BROTHER

As a Socialist, President Obama wants to control all aspects of our lives. Obama's HealthScare Plan is the biggest expansion of federal government intrusion into our lives in the history of the United States. Obama's CAP and TAX Plan is designed to control the way we live by making energy and everything else we buy more expensive. It really amounts to rationing of energy just like the rationing of health care that will occur if the HealthScare Plan is enacted. Obama, who has never managed any public or private enterprise in his life wants to tell banks and mortgage companies, that are all privately owned, either by shareholders or individuals, how to pay their employees. While it may be appropriate to regulate banks and mortgage companies related to transparency, provided it does not make it impossible to do business, the government has no business telling privately owned companies how to pay their employees. It is pretty obvious that President Obama is the BIG BROTHER we all read about in George Orwell's book 1984. BIG BROTHER Obama wants to control our lives. It is pretty scary.

There is only one problem with Obama's Socialist scheme and it is a little document called the US Constitution. What gives the President the right to tell us what to do or when to do it? Obama wants to raise taxes of one sort or another to grow the government and to redistribute income. The bigger the government gets, the less freedom we will have because the bureaucrats will make our lives miserable at every turn by implementing all sorts of regulations to justify their existence. This is the law of diminishing freedom. We must stand up and JUST SAY NO.

I for one do not want to live in a Socialist country. I don't want government intrusion into every aspect of my life. I don't want government telling me how to run my business provided I am harming no one and doing business in a legal and ethical way. I don't want to give the federal government more than 25% of my income particularly since with all the other taxes I pay, I am already giving all levels of government a total of 45% or more of my income. When a Democrat Socialist says I am "not paying my fair share", it raises my blood pressure and causes me to rant and rave. I must ask the question what makes anyone think they have a right to more than half my income?

Mr. President, we don't want or need BIG BROTHER in our lives. I along with hundreds of thousands of patriots came to Washington DC on September 12 to JUST SAY NO. We don't want government managing our health care. We don't want government artificially raising the price of energy to lower our standard of living. We don't want government telling private companies of any kind how to run their businesses, particularly since the federal government is bankrupt and has failed to manage Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Public Schools, the Post Office, Amtrac etc. etc. In fact, what hutzpa! The federal government lectures business when the federal government can't even balance a budget. And, if businesses used the government's accounting system, their managers would all be in jail.

Clearly, we must challenge President Obama in court to determine the Constitutionality of his Socialist schemes. Many believe Obama's HealthScare Plan is unconstitutional. If it is enacted, we must use the courts as recourse and that could be true of many of Obama's plans for America. Short of court action, if we have to take to the streets time and again to protest BIG BROTHER, then so be it. Obama continues to slide in the polls because the United States is a center right country. Obama's vision for America is not our vision, that's for sure. We have to fight to take back our country. The election in 2010 will be critical. Get your check books ready because we will have to raise substantial sums of money to support conservative candidates who believe in the Constitution, Capitalism, a Strong Defense and Family Values. The way to stop Obama is to take back the Congress to end his Presidency in 2010. The approval rating of the Congress is at about 30%. And, the vast majority of people believe the country is going in the wrong direction. As such, 2010 should be a very good year for Republicans if we come together like never before.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Federal Income Tax - A License to Steal

The Federal Income Tax officially became the law of the land with the passage of the 16th amendment to the US Constitution in 1913. Originally, the tax rate was 1% of income capped at 7% for people earning more than $500,000 a year, which at the time was a huge income, perhaps equivalent to $5 million or more today. Over the years, the income tax rate has gone up dramatically so much so that when the Bush Tax cuts expire at the end of 2010, with tax increases proposed by President Obama and the Democrat Socialist Congress, the combined federal and state income tax burden in 39 states will exceed 58% of income. State and federal governments will be taking more than half the earnings of many people. While the top 50% of earners pay all the income taxes in the United States, the bottom 50% pay little or no income taxes at all. And, the top 10% of earners pay more than 50% of taxes collected. This is the progressive income tax gone wild.

In essence, many people in the United States actually work not just to support their families; but to support federal and state government employees, all the pork barrel spending designed to buy votes, people on welfare and illegal aliens. It is what it is. Under the Law of Diminishing Freedom, the higher the income tax burden, the less freedom for Americans. The more money we give government, the more regulations we must deal with that limit our freedoms. It really is pretty simple. I don't see much difference between Communism, where the government owns all wealth and being forced to pay 58% or more of income to federal and state governments. The Federal Income Tax really is a license to steal that is out of control.

And, no matter how much money we give government, politicians of both parties often in office for life, will spend more. This year the Federal government will generate around $2.1 Trillion dollars in tax revenues primarily from personal, corporate and estate taxes. Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are projected to spend $3.7 Trillion, or a deficit of $1.6 Trillion, the highest in American history. My guess is that the deficit will be even higher when all is said and done because the SwindleUS Package is doing little to stimulate jobs. Just for the record, the Bush deficits topped out at around $400 Billion a year during the Bush eight years and we thought that was high. President Bush was a spendthrift compared to President Obama and that was after dealing with the Clinton Recession, 9/11 and fighting two wars.

The fact is that the nation needs an income tax to support the needs of the country. However, the tax should be a fair and not confiscatory tax. No one should have to pay more than 25% of income to the federal government particularly since most people also pay a variety of other state and local taxes. It makes sense to cap the federal income tax rate at 25% and eliminate all deductions to keep it simple. This 25% rate should also apply to the federal corporate income tax to make American companies more competitive in the global economy and Capital Gains Tax. Adoption of a top rate of 25% across the board for Personal, Corporate and Capital Gains taxes is simple and is the best way for government to eliminate distortion in the economy that is tax driven. This will result in more jobs remaining in the US. It may even make sense to eliminate exemptions, which cause single people to subsidize married people with families; though I suppose it may be good social policy to help families. Deductions, like the mortgage deduction just drive up the price of housing. However, everyone should pay federal income tax including the working poor to have a stake in society with a graduation from 1% to 25%. The Estate Tax should also be eliminated completely because income taxes have already been paid on those assets. The Estate Tax is double taxation which is very unfair and detrimental to small businesses and family farms.

We should get rid of the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is just welfare by another name, where the government gives a check to the working poor that pay no income taxes at all. Instead, the government should reimburse up to $5,000 in tuition for vocational or higher education for families earning less than $50,000 to give them job skills and/or education so that they can earn more money. If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day; but if you teach a man to fish he eats for a life time. If necessary, the working poor family, earning below $35,000 a year, should receive food stamps, not actual money, based on family size, if that is not already happening. Community Colleges have great programs that can be accessed for this tuition amount or less. It just makes no sense to give poor people money that may not be put to good use and further does not raise their long term standard of living.

President Obama is a Socialist who believes in redistribution of income. Obama wants to take from the 50% of people that pay federal income taxes and give to the 50% of people who pay no federal income taxes at all to buy votes from his Peeps. Obama wants these people on the dole like slaves dependent on the government plantation for their sustenance. It is bad for those on the dole because it makes them dependent and it is bad for society in general. It is time to completely overhaul the federal income tax system. It is much too complicated. A simple, fair federal income tax will generate more revenues for the government than is occurring today because it will lead to job growth in the private sector. This is the way to bring about economic recovery and lower unemployment in the United States. Instead, Obama's Socialist schemes will lead to the collapse of the dollar, high unemployment, slow growth and high inflation and interest rates. Lowering taxes for all worked when Presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Bush cut taxes because it is simple Economics 101. When people have more money to spend, they can buy more things which stimulates economic growth. The current Federal Income Tax is indeed a license to steal. It is time for change that is fair and simple.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

President Obama - Jimmy Carter's Second Term

President Obama is starting to look more and more like failed President Jimmy Carter. In fact, it just may be that Obama is serving Carter's second term since Carter was a one term President. To refresh memories, Carter was elected in November, 1976. He barely beat Gerald Ford who became President after the Nixon resignation. During the Carter years, we had very high inflation, unemployment, gas lines and the Iranian Hostage crisis. There was malaise in America. Carter was a weakling perceived by all in the world as an incompetent President. Jimmy Carter was so bad that he was even challenged for the nomination by none other than Teddy Kennedy in 1980. While Carter got the nomination for a second term, Jimmy Carter was thankfully defeated in a landslide victory by Ronald Reagan in the election of November, 1980. Jimmy Carter was a complete failure as President and continues to be a thorn in our side even today.

While I have written about Obama's socialist schemes related to the HealthScare Plan, CAP and TAX, the SwindleUS Package, Bail Outs and deficit spending, we should not forget about the direction Obama is taking the United States in foreign policy. Obama announced that he would not implement the Bush Plan for the missile defense of Europe that was designed to protect Europe from Iranian nuclear armed missiles. Obama caved on this issue because the Russians objected to having these missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic even though they were not aimed at Russia. Obama plans on negotiating with the Iranians and North Koreans concerning their nuclear weapons. Obama is not a staunch supporter of Israel, which is going to cause Israel to attack Iran to end the nuclear threat. Obama plans to sign away our rights related to global warming, which will cause enormous job loss in the United States without making a dent in green house gases because both China and India, major polluters, refuse to agree to the same restrictions. The Obama Administration has stopped using the word "Terrorists" to refer to Islamic extremists and suicide bombers that are intent on murdering our citizens. Obama and the Socialist Congress have authorized $20 million to relocate members of Hamas to the United States. What is that all about? On September 20th, there is a plan to fly the Communist Chinese flag over the White House to honor the Chinese government's 60th anniversary. Finally, President Obama is intent on closing Guantanamo Bay Prison, which works as good as any, off our soil, to house Terrorists. What is the point of bringing these Terrorists to the United States where they will have the legal rights of an American citizen.

Gosh, it really is feeling like Carter's second term, isn't it. When Ronald Reagan was elected President in 1980, he faced a real mess left behind by Carter. Reagan restored our military and image around the world. On the day Reagan was inaugurated as President, the American hostages were released in Iran because the Iranians knew very well that their country would be invaded if release was not immediate. Ronald Reagan cut taxes to restore our economy and end unemployment. Inflation was brought under control. We finally had morning in America. What all of this tells us is that we must work to make President Obama a one term President just like Jimmy Carter. It won't be too hard because sadly Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress will make the same mess of America that we suffered under Jimmy Carter. Unfortunately, maybe it takes a Jimmy Carter every once in a while to remind the American people that Socialism and an America that is not committed to Peace through Strength ends in disaster. We may have to suffer Obama for four years to take our country back for another generation. Some good may come out of the Obama disaster after all.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

President Jimmy Carter - There He Goes Again

President Jimmy Carter, the worst President in American history, along with other left wing Democrat Socialists are accusing those of us who oppose President Obama's socialist schemes of being Racists. Why not? We have been called Terrorists, Astro Turf, Right Wing Extremists, Fanatics, Members of a Mob and now Racists. The fact is that the millions of people in the United States that oppose Obama's HeathScare Plan, SwindleUS Package, CAP and TAX Plan, Bail Outs, Communist appointments, ACORN and unprecedented deficit spending that will bankrupt our country are true patriots. In fact, the only thing many of us like about President Obama is that he is a smart, though misdirected, well educated, African American, self made man who achieved the American dream. It is wonderful that an African American has been elected to the highest office in the land because it finally says that race is no barrier to success for someone or anyone that has focus, passion, discipline, good genes and a great education.

Dear Left Wing Liberal Socialists, please get it through your heads that we just don't agree with President Obama because we have learned the lessons of history. It does not matter that Obama happens to be half Black. Obama is after all half White as well.
So in opposing Obama are we really just half racist? This is ridiculous. The real issue is that Socialism has not worked to benefit any society or any people where it has been practiced. Socialism has led to slow growth, high unemployment and a lower standard of living than exists in capitalist countries. History is history. These are facts not a figment of some one's imagination. We also know that if Obama's unprecedented deficit spending continues, it will further bankrupt the United States and lead to the economic collapse of our country. Our soldiers are fighting for our freedom overseas. It is our job to fight for our country within the United States. Obama's vision for America is just not our vision. It really is that simple. We are standing up to JUST SAY NO to Socialism. It is not the country I want to leave our sons and eventual grandchildren. Further, Obama is not telling the truth about the HealthScare Plan. Millions of people will lose their current private health insurance and be forced into the government scheme one way or another under Obama's Plan. There will be rationed care especially for seniors if HealthScare is enacted.

And, President Obama has drawn the wrong conclusions from the current economic crisis because he is the most anti-business President ever elected. While we may need additional regulations to manage the financial services industry, if Obama goes too far, he will kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Don't forget our capitalist system has built the greatest country with the highest standard of living in the history of the world. Capitalism may involve boom and bust cycles that are some times painful; but it is better than the alternative of poverty and lack of freedom that exists in Socialist countries.

President Jimmy Carter was a horrible President that brought malaise to the United States. I lived through the Carter years and they were not fun. Thank God for President Ronald Reagan, who was elected by a landslide after the failed one term Carter Presidency. Reagan restored the image of the United States and our military, brought us years of prosperity by cutting taxes, brought down the Berlin Wall and Communism, ended the cold war through strength and ultimately brought us Morning in America. Jimmy, please go back to Plains and mind your own business. When ever you resurface and open your big mouth, it just reminds us of your failed Presidency which is a miserable time in history we really want to forget.

Even President Obama's Administration is not playing the race card because it is just plain dumb. The protests in the streets are about serious policy and philosophical differences. We believe in capitalism and limited government. The President is a Socialist who believes in redistribution of income to take from the 50% of people who pay income taxes and give to the 50% of people who pay no income taxes at all. As such, Racism is not a factor in our opposition to President Obama at all. Jimmy Carter and other left wing Socialists who believe otherwise are living in another era. This is not Back to the Future. Those days are thankfully long gone.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

President Obama - Financial Expert and Chief

This week President Obama gave a speech at Federal Hall in New York City, the same building that George Washington took the oath of office as our first President. The speech was focused on new regulations that would be applicable to the financial services industry. The President indicated that he would rely on Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut to write these new regulations. The President lectured corporate business leaders during his speech about business management even though he personally has never managed any public or private enterprise. And then there is Congressman Barney Frank who is an attorney and big, big wind bag. Let us not forget that is was Barney Frank that had a male prostitute living with him and selling his services from Frank's home, but then that is another story. And, of course, Chris Dodd got a sweet heart deal from Countrywide Mortgage because he was a "friend" of Angelo Mozzulo the CEO of Countrywide who is under investigation by the federal government for fraud or some such crimes. So, it is this trio that are going to write new regulations governing the financial services industry; Obama, Frank and Dodd. Pretty scary huh? Should we laugh or cry?

What many may not know is that it was Democrat Socialists like Frank, Dodd, Kennedy, Schumer and many others that caused the financial mess we are dealing with today. It was during the Clinton Administration that this same cast of characters insisted that mortgage companies open up the flood gates to those who simply were not qualified to borrow money. These particular Democrat Socialists screamed discrimination because many people with lower incomes did not qualify for traditional loans because they had bad credit. The mortgage companies protested; but eventually determined that they had to go along to get along. And so, they created many mortgage instruments that would make it easier for these lower income people to buy homes. These came to be known as sub prime loans.

Eventually, these loans were sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and financed by mortgage backed securities. When President Bush saw the disaster coming, his administration attempted to regulate Fannie and Freddie and again it was this same cast of Democrat Socialist characters; but especially Frank, Dodd and Schumer that stopped it from happening. The reason stricter regulations did not happen was because Franklin Raines, an old Clinton guy, was appointed to head Fannie Mae. Raines eventually resigned, but not until he walked away with millions of dollars in pay and severance. And, stricter regulations did not happen because Fannie and Freddie were making huge campaign contributions to Democrat Socialists like Dodd, Frank and Schumer, which reflects the culture of corruption that exists in Washington. Ironically, it is this same cast of characters that screamed predatory lending practices once the foreclosures began happening because the people given these sub prime loans could not afford them in the first place.

President Obama wants to install new regulations on the financial services industry designed by Frank and Dodd. What a joke! These characters should go to jail. If it was China, they might even be executed for their crimes. While we may need some new regulations, the fact is that the federal government did not properly regulate the financial services industry under the laws that already exist. The Federal Reserve and the Security and Exchange Commission were both asleep at the wheel. Obama, who has no business experience of any kind, wants new regulations when in fact is was Democrat Socialist politicians that caused the financial meltdown. Of course, the mainstream left wing media will not report these facts because they blame big business for everything evil in the world and they do it intentionally as part of a strategy to destroy capitalism.

Madoff went to jail for his scheme. Why are Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Chuck Schumer not in jail? They are as responsible for this financial crisis as much any three people in the United States today. Yet, these Democrat Socialists are all Committee Chairmen in Congress. We absolutely have to take back our country. These career politicians have made a real mess of things. If all the deficit spending continues, it will cause the economic collapse of the United States. While there may be a need for more financial regulations, there is clearly a need for responsible government in Washington and that is certainly not going to happen as long as President Obama is our Financial Expert and Chief.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Washington DC - The Belly of the Beast

Washington DC is one of the most beautiful capitol cities in the world. The selection of what is now referred to as the District of Columbia was one of the first compromises reached by Congress between Northern and Southern states. Prior to that both New York City and Philadelphia had been used as the Capitol of our country. However, Washington's positioning was roughly half way down the eastern seaboard and central to all of the original 13 states. It probably did not hurt that Washington DC is only 14 miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation home above the Potomac. Washington was originally a marsh land in what is the tidal basin of the Potomac River. It was bug infested and had to be drained in order to build there. John Adams was the first President to live in the White House which got it's name much later. The majestic dome of the Capitol Building was added during the Civil War when Lincoln was President. Washington is indeed a beautiful city combining Greco-Roman architecture with modern buildings.

However, Washington DC is also the belly of the beast. Our Founding Fathers could never have imagined the growth and size of the federal government we have today. Originally, the federal government derived most of its revenues from tariffs on trade. There was no federal income tax until it was permitted by addition to the US Constitution in 1913. The US Federal Government was originally put in place to provide for the national defense as its primary mission. A national currency and the postal system was added to unify the country. The country was doubled in size when President Jefferson completed the Louisiana Purchase. Our national boundaries from sea to shining sea fullfilling our "manifest destiny" happened as a result of the Mexican American War during the Polk Administration. Roads were built and finished under President Eisenhower to create a national highway system. The first national park, Yellowstone was established as the first reserve of its kind any where in the world by President Grant to be followed over the years by addition of 57 more national parks.

Governmental power was supposed to limited by the US Constitution. In fact, the 10th Amendment of the Constitution basically states that any thing not handled specifically by the federal government is a state responsibility. That was then and this is now. Over the years, politicians and the courts have stretched the interpretation of the US Constitution, as written by James Madison, to include governing all aspects of our lives. With the passage of the federal income tax, which originally was just a small percent of income, politicians have confiscated trillions of dollars to spend on all sorts of pork barrel projects to buy votes. Over the years, the progressive income tax has come to mean that 50% of the people pay no income taxes as all. In fact, the top 5% of earners pay the vast majority of federal and state income taxes.

Today, there are millions of people tied to the federal government in one way or another. There are several million people on the federal payroll. Then there are all the lobbyists on K Street and all over Washington that make their money feeding at the trough representing all sorts of companies and organizations trying to gain favor and monies from the federal government. As such legal and illegal corruption in Washington is rampant. We have moved so far away from the intentions of our Founding Fathers, that were all citizen politicians, that they would not recognize our country today.

It is so obvious that we need term limits for members of Congress the same as we have for the Presidency. Six two year terms, or 12 years in office for the House of Representatives and two six year terms, or again 12 years in office for the Senate are sufficient. We have many elected representatives in both parties that have been in office for 30 years or more. Though they are legal residents from the states they represent, they actually live in DC, Virginia or Maryland. These members of Congress live in a bubble. They have completely lost touch with the American people and no longer represent our interests.

I tried to get a meeting with my Senator Harry Reid from Nevada, the majority leader, and could not make that happen. I simply wanted to show him my tax returns for the last three years to demonstrate that I have been paying my "fair share" and for years. Senator Reid refused to meet with me. Senator Reid has to go in 2010. We will be raising money from all over the United States to defeat Senator Reid to send a message to the entire Congress. DON'T TREAD ON ME. Senator Reid and Democrat Socialists have referred to the Tea Bag Protesters as "evil, terrorists, astro turf and a Mob". The people I saw at the protest in Washingon on September 12 included young and old patriots from all over the country deeply concerned about our nation. Some were even in wheel chairs as we marched to the Capitol Building. Of course, Senator Reid does not have the guts to do a face to face town hall meeting because he knows it would turn into a riot given his very low poll ratings in Nevada.

But Senator Harry Reid is not unique. There are many members of Congress that are part of the Washington DC corrupt establishment. They live and work in the belly of the beast not the heartland of America. Our elected representatives wagged their fingers at corporate executives for flying in private jets, when all the government private jets used by members of Congress are parked at Andrew Air Force Base on the other side of the fence at Baltimore Airport. What hypocrites! We need term limits so that we will have citizen politicians once again that live in the real world because it is clear that career politicians have made a real mess of things. If necessary, we will have to get to our state legislators to call a Constitutional Convention to make this happen. This is a long, arduous process; but it may be the only way we can take back our country. Obviously, those politicians feeding at the trough in Washington DC in the belly of the beast will do nothing to limit their own incomes or power.