Thursday, December 31, 2009

Obama's HealthScare Plan - Now The Lawsuits

The Obama/Reid/Pelosi HealthScare Plan will be challenged by various groups related to probable violations of various clauses of the U.S. Constitution including the equal protection clause. The first potential lawsuit has surfaced. The Republican Attorney Generals of 13 states; Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington have sent a letter to Democrat Socialist Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Search Light, Nevada demanding that the "Cornhusker Kickback" be removed from the legislation.

To refresh memories this was the bribe paid to Democrat Socialist Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska to buy his vote for Reid's version of HealthScare. Nelson insisted that Nebraska never have to shoulder any additional Medicaid expenses into perpetuity that will be required of all other states after some of their bribes expire i.e. the $300 million that went to Democrat Socialist Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to buy her vote. Logically, the Attorney Generals of 13 states see these sleazy back room deals as contrary to the interests of all other states and their taxpayers that will have to foot the bill for Nebraska FOREVER; hence the reason for their demand and threat of lawsuit.

But this is just the beginning. Democrat Socialist Senator Bill Nelson of Florida extracted an exclusion of cuts to Medicare Advantage in Florida, which will allow Seniors in Florida to keep their Medicare HMO's, while Seniors in all other states will lose this beneficial program. The cost is estimated to be $3 Billion which is the jackpot of all sleazy deals to buy a vote for the HealthScare Plan. Obviously, the Nelson Brothers did pretty well, didn't they? No doubt, if this provision stays in the bill, we will see a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of the Seniors of 49 other states that will lose their HMO benefits under the Obama/Reid/Pelosi Socialist HealthScare Plan.

Finally, there is some question about the Constitutionality of forcing people to buy health insurance or pay a fine. Millions of young people in particular choose not buy health insurance either because they can't afford it, or perhaps because they prefer to make their BMW lease payments rather than buy health insurance. In either case, there could be another class action lawsuit to prevent enforcement of this provision. Besides, under Obama's HealthScare Plan since the uninsured only have to pay a $750 fine if they choose not to buy health insurance and cannot be denied insurance if they become very ill, why buy the insurance anyway. Many people will just wait to get sick and then buy health insurance rather than pay the more expensive premiums we will experience under Obama's HealthScare Plan.

President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are enacting a HealthScare Plan that is a monstrosity by any standard. HealthScare, which is now opposed by 58% of Americans, will result in higher premiums for all because of all the mandates on insurance companies, rationing, cuts in benefits, death panels, higher taxes and generally worse health care than what most Americans have today.

Clearly, we have to take back our country and repeal the pending bill that will be passed shortly and be signed by our Socialist President. The elections in 2010 and 2012 will be a turning point provided we elect Conservatives committed to fiscal sanity and national security. We can do it. We have to do it.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

National Security - The Buck Stops With Obama

As the finger pointing goes on in Washington DC related to the latest Terrorist attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmattallab, the Nigerian member of Al Queda, the Islamic Fascist Army, who attempted to blow up an American airliner, let us not forget that the buck stops with President Obama himself. While Obama likes to blame the Bush Administration for anything and everything, Obama has now been in office for a year. Obama bought the store literally and now he needs to both run it and take responsibility for the things that happen on his watch. Of course, Obama loves himself so much, that it is very difficult for him to admit that the buck stops at his desk.

Sure there is plenty of blame to go around. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was not very well respected when she was Governor of Arizona, should be FIRED. Ms. Napolitano refuses to use the words Islamic Fascist Terrorist or Terrorism, or War or Terror just like her boss Obama, which demonstrates that the Obama Administration just does not have a clue about protecting our National Security. And, then there is CIA Director Leon Panetta, who failed to act on the information gained when the father of Abdulmattallab came to the CIA to tell them that his son had joined the ranks of Al Queda. Panetta should be FIRED as well. Let's not forget about Attorney General Eric Holder, who decided to try the 9/11 Terrorists in New York City rather than by Military Tribunal as enemy combatants. Holder should absolutely be FIRED. In the mean time, Navy Seals are being court marshalled for giving an Al Queda member a bloody nose when captured. This is just plain crazy.

Unfortunately, we all have to wait until 2012 to FIRE President Obama who clearly is in way over his head. Obama, the Community Organizer and Law Professor referred to Abdulmattallab as an "alleged isolated extremist". Mr. President Abdulmattallab is an Islamic Fascist Terrorist member of Al Queda. Until the President can say this to the American people and the world, it is clear that Obama just does not understand the threat that we face.

Mr. President, Abdulmattallab was tied to Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born Muslim Iman in Yeman who is suspected of radicalizing the Fort Hood shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who murdered 13 people at the Texas military base. This Terrorist act against one of our airliners was not just a "systematic failure" of our security apparatus as described by President Obama, it was the latest indication of Obama Administration incompetence and failure to understand that we are fighting a global war against Islamic Fascist Terrorism. This is Jimmy Carter II all over again.

Clearly, it is time for President Obama to get serious about our National Security. We need to take out Al Queda bases in Yemen or any place else they exist in the world. Closing GITMO is just plain dumb. When we capture Terrorists, they should be treated as enemy combatants and sent to GITMO for serious interrogation including water boarding, sleep deprivation or other techniques if needed to gather information to save American lives. Most important, the very notion that Terrorists would be given the Constitutional rights of American citizens and tried in American courts instead of by Military Tribunal is absurd and dangerous to our people.

President Obama proves daily that he is not up to the job of being President of the United States; notice that I said United States not the World. American Presidents are not in office to win global popularity contests or even the Nobel Prize, they are elected to uphold the Constitution of the United States and guarantee the safety of the American people as their first priority. Clearly, President Obama does not understand the oath of office that he took on Inauguration Day. It is bad enough that Obama wants to transform the United States into a Socialist nation with all his crazy Socialist Schemes predicated on high taxes and redistribution of income. It is terrible that Obama is fiscally reckless and that it will lead to the bankruptcy of the United States if not stopped. But what may be worse than all of Obama's other foibles is his failure to properly protect the American nation.

We have to take back our country in 2010 and 2012. President Obama is a clear and present danger to the American people. Obama and his left wing appointees cannot be trusted with the economic or national security of the United States. Sadly, more Americans will die as a result of Terrorist acts because President Obama is just not minding the store. As Teddy Roosevelt always said, "The United States should walk softly; but carry a big stick". Obama is pretty good at walking softly all right, it is the stick part that Obama just does not get.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Obama's HealthScare Plan - Coming to America

The best way to describe the Obama/Reid/Pelosi Socialized HealthScare Plan, which seeks to mirror Britain and Canada is with data provided by Investor's Business Daily from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization as follows:

Percentage of Men and Women Who Survive a Cancer Five Years After Diagnosis

U.S. 65%
Britain 46%
Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with Diabetes who Received Treatment Within Six Months

U.S. 93%
Britain 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage of Seniors Needing Hip Replacement Who Received it Within Six Months

U.S. 90%
Britain 15%
Canada 43%

Percentage Referred to Medical Specialist Who See One Within Six Months

U.S. 77%
Britain 40%
Canada 43%

Number of MRI Scanners ( a prime diagnostic tool ) per Million People

U.S. 71
Britain 14
Canada 18

Percentage of Seniors (65 Plus) with Low Incomes, Who Say They Are in Excellent

U.S. 12%
Britain 2%
Canada 6%

As this data proves, Universal Health Care is not was it is promised to be by the Democrat Socialists that control Washington. We can see from the experience in Britain and Canada that we will not have better health care under the Obama/Reid/Pelosi HealthScare Plan. It will cost us all more in insurance premiums and higher taxes. And, HealthScare is going to bankrupt the United States to boot. How do the American people win in this deal?? We are being asked to pay more to get less.

Sleazy, Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada said "Elderly Americans must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age". Great Harry, that is what we are going to say to you when we invite you to retire in 2010 and move back to your home in Search Light, Nevada.

We have to take back our country in 2010 and 2012 to stop the fiscal insanity. We can do it. We have to do it.

Monday, December 28, 2009

President Obama - Weak on Terrorism

President Obama took a few minutes out of his Hawaii vacation to tell the American people that he was going to order a full review of our airport security procedures in light of the recent failed attempt by a Nigerian Islamic Fascist to blow up an American airliner. Well isn't that nice. Mr. President, the problem is overseas. As the kids would say, well dah! President Obama first needs to recognize that we are at war with an Islamic Fascist Army call Al Queda, which by the way took credit for this recent Terrorist plot. This act of terror was not implemented by an "alleged isolated extremist" as portrayed by the President. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is a member of the Islamic Fascist Army who was trained in Yemen and is on a Terrorist Watch List.

By the way, what the heck is a Terrorist Watch List? Are we watching to see how often a Terrorist buys a coffee at Starbucks. The fact that anyone on a Terrorist Watch List would be given a Visa to enter the United States is just plain crazy. Those responsible for this breach in security in the Obama Administration should be FIRED; including Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who one day said our system worked and the next admitted that our system failed.

It is time for a reality check. Instead of inconveniencing millions of Americans and others from friendly countries and stopping all of us from going to the bathroom for an hour before landing on international flights, we must begin looking for the Terrorists where they are and where they come from. Yes, it is time for profiling; though I know it is not politically correct. Clearly, it is ridiculous to waste time and resources on a guy like me who has flown millions of miles on business and/or vacation travelers from the United States or other friendly countries. With permission, the airlines can provide the names of millions of frequent flyers to the American government so that we could move through a fast track lane at the airport. The fact is that Al Queda Terrorists threatening Western Countries happen to be men and women from Moslem countries and/or who regularly travel to and from Moslem countries.

I know, I know not all Moslems are Terrorists; but the fact is that some of them are Terrorists and therefore, those traveling from or to Moslem countries should undergo more scrutiny before being given a Visa to enter a Western country. It is unfortunate that this is necessary; but it is preferable to wasting security time and money on business travelers and little old ladies from Pasadena.

Clearly, those that are not part of the suspect group can be pre-qualified to go through the fast lane at airports. And, those that are from Islamic countries that harbor Terrorists and/or frequently travel to and from these countries, should undergo more extensive search and requirements for travel. This is just common sense.

Of course, President Obama, who has Moslem roots, will never implement this common sense solution because if he did so, they might not love him in Islamic countries. Well here is a wake up call for President Obama. Mr. President, these Islamic Fascist hate you as much as they hated George Bush. And, since Obama has supposedly converted to Christianity, or otherwise become a Christian from a Moslem father, these Islamic Fascists have targeted Obama for death because in their ideology that is a crime punishable by death. Obama is the Great Satan to these radical Islamic Terrorists simply because Obama is the President of the United States. The President is naive to believe otherwise.

President Obama and his Administration are weak on Terrorism. Closing GITMO is dumb. Trying Terrorists in American courts as though they are American citizens eligible for Constitutional rights instead of in a Military Tribunal as enemy combatants is even dumber. There are times when enhanced interrogation techniques like water boarding, under proper supervision, are necessary to save American lives. Sadly, more American will lose their lives because President Obama is weak on Terrorism.

We have to take back our country. The elections in 2010 and 2012 will be critical to restoring fiscal sanity and a strong national defense for our country. We have seen the direction Obama and the Democrat Socialists are taking our country and it is clearly a dangerous road to ruin. We can stop it. We have to stop it. We are going to stop it in 2010 and 2012.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The United States Is At War

The United States is at war with Islamic Fascists based in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, Indonesia and other Islamic countries. That is not to say that the United States is at war with all Moslems; but that our nation is at war with radical, Islamists that would like to destroy the United States and our way of life. We had another wake up call this week as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria, with contacts in Yemen, attempted to blow up an American airliner over Detroit.

What is incredible is that Abdulmutallab was on a "no fly" list; yet somehow he got a Visa to enter the United States and was not prevented from traveling on this flight. His father has even been telling officials that his son was dangerous. It is clear that Homeland Security as managed by the Obama Administration and Janet Napolitano was asleep at the wheel. Obviously, those responsible in the US government for this failure should be FIRED. These Terrorists are actually enemy combatants and soldiers in the Islamic Fascist Army. To see them any other way is both naive and dangerous.

President Obama has reached out to our enemies and Russia and China and has gotten nothing in return for his efforts. For a while, the Obama Administration stopped using the words "War on Terror" and Terrorists; but unfortunately our enemies did not stop being our enemies. Iran and other Islamic countries and/or their citizens are funding the Islamic Fascist Army. Yet for some reason, President Obama refuses to get tough and call it the global war that it is. Obama assumes that a nice smile and lofty speeches will make this danger go away. It is time for a reality check.

Iran will soon have nuclear weapons if Western countries don't act together to prevent it from happening even if it means pre-emptive military action. If we learned any lesson from World War II, it should be that appeasement never works. We cannot count on China or Russia to help because they have lucrative business dealings with Iran that are more important to them that a nuclear armed Iran. Pakistan already has nuclear weapons, which are at risk of falling into the hands of Terrorists. It is clear that if the Islamic Fascist Army gains access to nuclear weapons, they will do any thing they can to detonate those weapons in American and European cities. Taking down an airplane, though horrible, will be nothing compared to detonation of a nuclear weapon in New York, Washington, or London; all prime targets.

President Obama is naive and inexperienced and is viewed as such around the world. Our President needs to be respected and feared rather than loved (an Obama need) to prevent an attack on the United States. It is time for Obama to start acting like the President of the United States instead of a Chicago community organizer. Closing GITMO serves no purpose and sends the wrong message to our enemies. Putting Terrorists on trial in New York City and according members of the Islamic Fascist Army the same rights as American citizens is ridiculous. These Terrorists should be tried in a Military Tribunal along with all enemy combatants.

Obama's weakness is a clear and present danger to the American people. We have to take back our country to prevent Jimmy Carter II. I lived through those horrible and shameful Carter years and we just can't go back to those years. The elections of 2010 and 2012 will be critical to the well being of the United States. We must elect fiscal Conservatives, who are strong on defense and who took International Relations 325 at University. To do otherwise, is to risk the security of the United States.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

2009 - Annus Horribilis and the New Normal

2009 was the worst year I have experienced in business in my 30 years working in corporate America. It was truly Annus Horribilis to quote Queen Elizabeth in 1992 as she described the year for her family as a "horrible year". While I have lived and worked through 3 recessions, various real estate downturns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the oil embargo, numerous wars, the Cold War and 9/11, I have never seen a business year like 2009. Major corporations in just about all industries just stopped hiring. And then, big companies used the severe downturn as their cover to not only eliminate bloated staffs grown in good times; but to restructure in recognition of off-shoring, outsourcing and technology advances that have finally led to productivity gains. Small companies that often support major corporations downsized as well because their revenues fell dramatically in 2009 with significantly less business from their clients and customers.

Most important, 2009 was not just any other bad year. The fact is that the balloon finally burst in 2009 as a variety of factors came together in addition to the financial meltdown to create the "New Normal" in the United States and other Western countries. Manufacturing jobs have been shifting to China for years as a result of higher wages, stifling regulations and high taxes in Western countries. Those old smoke stack industry jobs are never coming back including in the auto industry. But what is even more significant is that new industry jobs are going to China too. I love my Ipod, Kindle and cell phone, which are all made in China. Most electronics are made in China. Most consumer goods are now often made in China. And, solar and wind turbines are also made in China.

The reality is that the United States and other Western countries cannot compete with China related to manufactured goods because union demands have driven the cost of labor way beyond its worth on the world stage. And then, government has added employment practice and environmental regulations and various high taxes that make it impossible to manufacture goods in the US. To this mix add frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of doing business in the US and it turns into a perfect storm.

So instead of protecting jobs, the US government particularly as managed by President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress has pushed those jobs overseas. The very people, factory workers, that Democrat Socialists supposedly represent, are hurt most by their actions. Perhaps, Democrat Socialists want to see these people out of work so that they become even more dependent on government, which is the basis of Democrat Socialist power.

Knowledge work has been shipped off to India at about a third the cost of employees in the US. Every year, a million or more Indians graduate from college. They are ready, willing and able to fill back office jobs that are often viewed as tedious and boring by Americans; but a real opportunity for Indians to enter the middle class. Indians in those jobs are usually better educated than Americans and more conscientious in their work. As a result, those back office jobs are also not coming back any time soon in the New Normal.

Finally, the promised gains in technology have arrived in the New Normal. It just takes fewer people to get work done today than was the case years ago. Many jobs that were needed to get work done are just not needed any more. So those jobs are gone forever.

Government has a role to play in the New Normal; but it is not the role being played by President Obama and the Democrat Socialists. At the beginning of the financial collapse, the Bush team stabilized the banking system, which was critical to preventing another Great Depression. The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates low and has pumped Trillions into the banking system to keep money flowing. However, the reason banks are not lending is that they fear the commercial real estate downturn and they must maintain Reserves to comply with other government directives to deal with it. Extending unemployment and COBRA benefits is a good thing to help the unemployed. The stock market is up because major corporations have cut expenses not because they are experiencing top line revenue growth.

Otherwise, everything else Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress have done to stimulate private sector job growth has probably been counter productive. Obama's SwindleUS Plan, much of which has not even been spent yet and will add almost a Trillion dollars to our deficit, has been a complete failure related to creating private sector jobs. Obama's, HeathScare, CAP & TAX and various bail outs are all actually killing jobs. Further every government job saved or created probably cost two in the private sector because higher taxes needed to pay for government jobs rob the private sector of monies available for investment. It is just Economics 101 plain and simple.

We will continue to see the decline of the United States if Obama and the Democrat Socialists in Congress are allowed to go forward with all their Socialist Schemes. Unemployment will continue to be high for years if pro-growth policies are not enacted and soon. We need to develop our own energy sources including nuclear, clean coal, oil and natural gas. Eventually, newer technologies like wind, solar and bio fuels will be feasible; but not for years and certainly not enough today to cause job growth. The US has about the highest corporate income tax in the world. We need to cut corporate income to China's level of about 20 - 25% instead of the 35% where it is today to be competitive. Capital gains and dividend taxes should remain at the Bush tax cut levels instead of going up dramatically at the end of 2010 as proposed by Democrat Socialists.

The United States cannot tax its way out of this deep recession. Raising taxes, on anyone or anything, when we have high unemployment will only lead to even higher unemployment. And, Keynesian government employment only retards the growth of the private sector, without which it is impossible to bring down unemployment.

Just look to bankrupt California for the best example of bad economic policy. California has the highest taxes in the country and among the highest unemployment; but employs more than 300,000 public sector employees. California is now projecting another $20 Billion deficit for 2010. Major corporations have been moving out of California for years. If Obama and the Democrat Socialists are successful in enacting all their Socialist Schemes, American companies will vote with their feet the same as has occurred in California. Companies will simply move out of the United States to headquarter in a more business friendly country like Singapore. Technology today allows connectivity from any place on earth. As such, companies can do business from any location in the world. If corporations leave the United States, their jobs will go with them never to come back.

We have to take back our country. The things I describe are already happening. The 20th Century was the American Century. If we don't change course soon, the 21st Century will be the Chinese Century. We can't let that happen. We can't let President Obama and the Democrat Socialist controlled Congress turn our country into a second rate power and a Socialist nation where our people live dreary lives without big dreams. That is not the America I want to leave our sons and eventual grandchildren. We have to act to elect Conservatives in the 2010 and 2012 elections to save our country. Short of civil strife, which is inevitable if unsustainable deficits cause the collapse of the United States, there is no other way.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Democrat Socialists Target Baby Boomers

The Greatest Generation fought World War II and saved the world for Democracy. They also begat the Baby Boom Generation when they came back from war. Those of us that are Baby Boomers learned Focus and Discipline from our hard working parents. Baby Boomers went on to become the best educated, most sophisticated and widely traveled generation in human history. We grew up without video games so we actually read books; just imagine.

From the foundation created by our parents, we Baby Boomers made the 20th Century the American Century. During the last 50 years of the 20th century, Baby Boomers perfected the space age and the technology revolution, which includes the Internet; though not invented by former Vice President Al Gore, as he once claimed. We also saw the growth of American global corporations and manufacturing in the United States. And, thanks to Ronald Reagan in the 80's, the United States defeated Godless Communism when Reagan brought down the Soviet Union to make the US the only super power in the world. That was then and this is now. Washington politicians have made a real mess of our country. We face trillions in deficits. Manufacturing is now predominantly in China; hence our unemployment rate. And, it is very likely that the 21st Century will not be the American century; but rather the Chinese century if we don't get our house in order and quick.

Nevertheless, Baby Boomers paid and paid taxes to support the guns and butter of several wars and New Deal and Great Society social policy. We dutifully paid the highest Social Security and Medicare taxes ever paid to provide a level of benefits to our parent's that they never paid for. We assumed that one day we would receive similar Social Security and Medicare benefits; but we assumed wrong. Beginning in 1965, politicians of both political parties voted to steal our Social Security and Medicare contributions, which were in surplus for years and use that money to get re-elected by funding all kinds of pork barrel spending. There never was a lock box.

All the money Baby Boomers paid in for Social Security and Medicare benefits is long gone. And, as an unintended consequence of abortion since Roe v Wade in 1971, 20 million human beings do not otherwise exist that should have been here to contribute to the Social Security and Medicare trust funds in order to pay for the benefits that Baby Boomers were supposed to receive and that we absolutely not only paid for; but paid more than was needed to fund the benefits of then current recipients. As such, since these 20 million human beings are not there to pay into Social Security and Medicare; both are now insolvent.

Democrat Socialists know all of this. They also know that 70 million Baby Boomers are now retiring and the money is not there to provide them their Social Security and Medicare benefits let alone insure 31 million more people through a new entitlement who are uninsured today. Let there be no doubt that the real target of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi HealthScare Plan is Baby Boomers. And, even though Baby Boomers have paid and paid and paid, these Democrat Socialists want us to pay even more to support their PEEP's. So, in years to come Democrat Socialists, if they are allowed to remain in power, will means test both Social Security and Medicare. And, or we will see very high premiums paid by Seniors for Medicare. In addition, Democrat Socialists will raise dividend, capital gains, inheritance and income taxes to take even more from Baby Boomers. Democrat Socialists are even planning a VAT (Value Added Tax) federal sales tax to advance their Socialist Schemes.

Democrat Socialists have targeted Baby Boomers with cuts in Medicare and a variety of new taxes to fund benefits for their PEEP's and eventually for illegal aliens. All of this is as clear as day. The end result is that rich Baby Boomers will buy whatever health care they need. The poor will get health care for free. Middle Class Baby Boomers, the vast majority, if they can't afford to buy additional health care, will face less health care benefits, rationing, death panels and long waits to see doctors etc. etc.

Baby Boomers, in particular, have to take back our country. We have paid our "fair share" no matter what Democrat Socialists say. In fact, we have paid far more than our fair share. Baby Boomers are probably the most accomplished generation in American history. We paid our dues many times over. Most of us earned what we have. We deserve the benefits that we paid for related to Social Security and Medicare. We cannot allow these Democrat Socialists to steal from us and or our sons and daughters. The elections of 2010 and 2012 will be critical to the future of Baby Boomers and our retirements. Get your check books ready to support Conservative candidates that will vote for fiscal sanity. We have to take back the Congress and then the Presidency. We can do it. We have to do it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dirty Harry - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all was pretty bad. President Obama flew off to Hawaii for a vacation as 17% of Americans were unemployed or underemployed. And, Democrat Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Majority Leader of the US Senate bribed just enough Senators with pay-off's and kick backs to enact the Reid version of HealthScare. Senator Harry Reid is the Grinch Who Stole Christmas from the American people. Reid went on to say that there was something in HealthScare for every Senator and/or if they failed to ask for something, Shame on Them.

Of course, if you believe Senator Harry Reid, the American people will get $500 Billion in cuts to Medicare for Seniors including the loss of the Medicare HMO's; $500 Billion in more taxes, higher insurance premiums, rationing, death panels and significant government intrusion into their lives. There will be 150,000 new federal government employees working in 119 commission to make our lives miserable. This is if you believe Senator Harry Reid and the Congressional Budget office numbers, which have consistently been WRONG related to every bankrupt government program. Instead of HealthScare costing a trillion dollars over 10 years as projected, the real cost will be over $2.5 Trillion because of all the funny accounting that would put private company managers in jail. And, once these new taxes are enacted, it will only be the beginning because what tax once enacted has ever gone down? Finally, instead of any deficit reduction, HealthScare will add billions to the Federal Deficit because of bogus accounting and also bankrupt both the Federal government and many states as a result of the Medicaid unfunded liability.

All should realize that sleazy deals are par for the course for Dirty Harry. Those of us who live in Nevada know Harry well. Reid has been involved in sleazy, crooked real estate deals to enhance his personal wealth. To get support from the mining industry, Reid threatens the mining industry in Nevada by saying that he is the only person standing between them and more regulation proposed by Speaker of the House, Democrat Socialist Nancy Pelosi. And then, Senator Harry Reid goes to the casino industry and tells them that only he can maintain peace with the Labor Unions to get Casino support. Reid stuck $8 Billion in the pork barrel SwindleUS Plan for a high speed train between Anaheim/Disneyland and Las Vegas. Keep in mind, Las Vegas is just a five hour drive away from Southern California and/or a 45 minute flight with a round trip ticket of about $134. This high speed train, if ever built, is a complete waste of money.

In the meantime, Senator Harry Reid fiddles on HealthScare, CAP & TAX and all the other Obama Socialist Schemes while Nevada burns. Official unemployment in Nevada is among the highest in the country at 13%, or more than 18% if all are counted. When Obama "called out" American organizations for holding conventions in Las Vegas, which is one of the most cost effective venues in the country, hundreds of millions of dollars in conference business was cancelled costing thousands of jobs. The Democrat Mayor of Las Vegas rightly went ballistic; but Senator Harry Reid was missing in action and said nothing.

And, Nevada has the highest foreclosure rate in the country. Las Vegas home prices dipped another 29% in November from a year ago as foreclosed properties represent almost two thirds of resales. The median price paid for all new and resold houses and condos in the Las Vegas metropolitan area fell to $134,900 in November from $190,000 a year earlier. The median price on a year over year basis has fallen for 31 consecutive months in the Las Vegas-Paradise area and last month was 57% below the region's peak of $312,000 median three years ago. Again, Democrat Socialist Senator Harry Reid has been missing action in Nevada. On a side note, it is a great time to buy a retirement home in Nevada.

In fact, Harry rarely comes back to Nevada because he knows he will face major protests. Reid's approval ratings in Nevada is lower than 30%. Senator Harry Reid is a Mormon. Reid is now even losing support among many Mormons because when final votes are needed, he supports left wing, Democrat Socialist radicals, rather than Mormon family values positions. Senator Harry Reid is the most hated politician in Nevada. Recent polls show that the top three contenders for the Republican Senate nomination; Lowden, Tarkanian and Angle would all beat Senator Harry Reid by 6 - 8% points. Of course, Senator Harry Reid will spend $25 million or more on his campaign. Reid has already been running commercials for months. Reid's campaign funding comes from big unions and special interests that have a vested interest in making sure that Dirty Harry remains in office. But, I don't think it will work this time because Senator Harry Reid is the Grinch Who Stole Christmas from the American people. The citizens of Nevada will remember Dirty Harry on election day in November, 2010 to send Senator Harry Reid back to retirement to his home in Search Light, Nevada. We can do it. We are going to do it.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Our Federal Government is Badly Broken

As a student and former teacher of American History and Government, I can say without any hesitation that our Federal government is badly broken. Our Founding Fathers, though incredibly wise in their deliberations when writing the US Constitution, could never have imagined the corruption we see daily in Washington DC under President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress. It is stunning to say the least. President Nixon was driven out of office as a result of the cover up of a stupid break in. President Clinton survived impeachment; though he was guilty of perjury related to his sexcapades.

But in my life time, having lived through 12 Presidents, including Obama, we have never seen anything like the corruption we have in Washington today. The Democrat Socialists actually caused the financial meltdown as a result of all the money they were getting in campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which prevented any serious regulation of these lenders. And, the Democrat Socialists are literally bankrupting our country with Trillions of dollars in deficit spending as a pay back to all their Peeps. It is just sickening.

HealthScare, with all the bribes and pay-off's to buy votes, is just the tip of the ice berg. The SwindleUS Plan, that has done nothing to bring about economic recovery, is just one big pork laden $780 Billion give away to fund big government. CAP & TAX is all about more taxes, taxes, taxes to grow government even more. Many of the bail outs are nothing more than a government power grab by Socialists. The fact is that Government that governs least govern best. Instead, just about everything managed by the government is bankrupt including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Amtrac and the Post Office. Yet the Democrat Socialists that control Congress and President Obama are determined to create another huge entitlement with HealthScare. These Democrat Socialists are hungry for power over our lives, which they plan to accomplish through significantly higher taxes and redistribution of income. We have to stop it at all costs because in the end, we are fighting for our freedoms.

HealthScare will result in all kinds of legal challenges as many aspects of HeathScare like mandatory purchase of health insurance, sweet heart deals for certain states and issues related to equal protection under the law will be challenged in court. Various groups and state Attorney Generals are already planning class action lawsuits. As such, the battle related to HealthScare, if passed, is far from over. Ultimately, the Supreme Court will determine the Constitutionality of HealthScare because clearly the Democrat Socialists in Congress represent Government Gone Wild not the American people.

Our Federal Government is Badly Broken. Democrat Socialists are bankrupting our country to buy votes and remain in power. It is disgusting. We need to amend our Constitution to finish the work of our Founding Fathers. We need Term Limits to end the corruption in Washington. We need a Balanced Budget Amendment to stop the Trillions in deficit spending that is going to turn the United States into a banana republic and result in civil strife. And, finally, we need a Limit on Federal Taxation unless approved by 2/3 of the states.

It is clear that we need more checks and balances because politicians of both political parties have proven that we cannot trust them to protect the interests of the American people. We have to take back our country through an election revolution in 2010 and 2012. Get your check books ready to support Conservative candidates committed to fiscal sanity. We The People must take back our country because our Federal Government is Broken beyond repair. We can do it. We have to do it to save our country.

P.S. As I write this blog posting Democrat Socialist and Big Buffoon Senator Al Franken of Minnesota is speaking before Congress on C-Span. What a moron!! How could the state of Minnesota elect this big mouth character?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

HealthScare - Pay Off's & Bribes to Buy Support

Democrat Socialist Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader of the US Senate agreed to dirty, sleazy, pay-off's and bribes to get the 60 votes he needed to pass HealthScare in the Senate. So now as members of the Tea Bag Movement, we have our target list of scoundrels we need to remove from office in 2010 and 2012. In addition to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and President Obama who are both at the top of the list, all who care about the United States must donate tons of money to remove the following Democrat Socialists from office:

Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska - Got at least $100 million over ten years to cover Medicaid for his state that will not be covered for other states. This has become known as the "Corn Husker Kickback" to get his vote. That means that all of us that live in other states will be paying this subsidy forever. Nebraska is exempted from any additional Medicaid cost into perpetuity. Blue Shield of Nebraska and Mutual of Omaha will be exempted from an annual fee on insurers.

Senator Max Baucas of Montana - Got special benefits for 2,900 residents of Libby, Montana who have asbestos-related illnesses.

Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut - The Friend of Angelo, who got the sweet heart deal from Countrywide Mortgage, got $100 million to build a public hospital at a university in Connecticut.

Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont - Negotiated $600 million in additional Medicaid benefits for his state over 10 years.

Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana - Got $300 million to fund the expansion of Medicaid.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (The Socialist) - Extracted $10 Billion to support more community health centers.

Senator Bill Nelson of Florida - Exempted Florida from $30 billion in cuts to Medicare Advantage to allow 800,000 Seniors in Florida to keep their benefits, while the other 21 million Seniors across the country will see major cuts or lose their Medicare HMO's including my Mom who lives in California. Nelson hit the jack pot of pork. I might add that finding a doctor that will take Medicare patients is becoming more and more difficult, which will only be made worse by the Obama/Reid/Pelosi HealthScare Plan.

Doctors and Hospitals in Montana, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming will be paid more that providers in other states. Does this make any sense when cost of living in so many other states is significantly higher than these states?

Longshoremen were added to the list of high-risk jobs shielded from the full impact on the tax on high value health insurance plans.

The American Medical Association got elimination of the 5% tax on cosmetic surgery and elimination of cuts in payments to specialists and other doctors; though various bonuses will remain. Tanning Salons, that are primarily small businesses, will see a 10% surtax on their services. And, there is $20 Billion in new taxes on medical devices that will be passed on to consumers.

AARP - The American Association of Retired Persons, which is really just a big insurance broker, got the $170 Billion cut to Medicare Advantage as a pay off for their support. This cut in benefits will cause Seniors, that can afford it, to buy MediGap insurance worth hundreds of millions in commissions to AARP. I and many other have cancelled our AARP Memberships for this betrayal of Seniors. Shame on them!!

Drug Makers fended off proposals to allow importation of cheaper drugs from Canada and other countries and the government will not be able to negotiate drug prices for Medicare recipients.

The Insurance Companies will get 31 million more people, forced to buy insurance, or they will be fined. And, we will all pay higher premiums, which is probably the reason insurance company stocks have gone up.

So what did the American people get out of this sleazy deal? The answer is simple. Seniors will experience $500 Billion in cuts to their benefits in the next ten years and trillions in cuts after that. Baby Boomers now retiring have been paying big dollars for Medicare all their lives and we are going to end up with means testing, higher Medicare premiums, less benefits, rationing and death panels; just wait and see. All will experience $500 Billion in a variety of new taxes. Insurance Premiums will go up because of all the new regulations and mandates on insurance companies. And, finally this new unfunded entitlement to insure 31 million more people will lead to rationing and the bankruptcy of the United States. It is just plain fiscal insanity!!

Pass this blog posting on to all your friends of neighbors and encourage them to subscribe to We have to take back our country one election at a time in 2010 and 2012 and fight in every state because all elections are national. National Freedom Forum will endorse Conservative Candidates in the months ahead to defeat these Democrat Socialists to bring fiscal sanity back to Washington and the states. When you see the Candidate's names, give until it hurts because it will take hundreds of millions of dollars to counter all the money in these campaigns coming from big unions and other special interest groups that support Democrat Socialists. We can do it. We are going to do it.

P.S. Fox News reported that the White House Christmas tree has some unusual ornaments on it. One depicts atheist, Communist Dictator Mao Tse Tung, who murdered millions while ruling China, another has the face of a famous Transvestite and the third shows Narcissist President Obama's head on Mt. Rushmore. Clearly, the Obama's, as left wing radicals, are way, way out of step with the American people.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Catholic Bishops Oppose Senate HealthScare

The Conference of Catholic Bishops has come out in opposition to the Reid/Obama Senate version of the HealthScare Plan because it still allows for abortion at federal tax payer expense. Democrat Socialist Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska argued that he would not support HealthScare unless it had strict restrictions against tax payer funded abortion. Oddly, the House version of HealthScare actually has the stricter anti-abortion provision known at the Stupak amendment that is missing in the Senate version. In any case, Senator Ben Nelson was supposedly very concerned about the plight of the unborn until Democrat Socialist Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid of Nevada bribed him into voting for cloture by giving him hundreds of millions of dollars of pork into perpetuity for the state of Nebraska at the expense of all other states and taxpayers. This is just plain disgusting.

It is obvious that Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska is a liar and a hypocrite hoping that bringing home the bacon will assure his re-election. Well guess what Senator Nelson, you are now a target for defeat the next time you run for re-election in Nebraska as we will donate monies from all over the United States to send you back to the farm. We are not about to forget Nelson's duplicity. And Senator Nelson, when you meet your maker, you can explain why you traded the lives of the innocent unborn for a few pieces of silver; just like Judas who betrayed Jesus Christ. We all know the end of that story for Judas as he hung himself from a tree in shame and has been known for his evil deed ever since throughout history. And, so too will Nelson be known for betraying the innocent unborn.

Many Catholic Bishops have informed Catholic politicians that if they vote to support abortion murder, they cannot receive Holy Communion in a Roman Catholic Church. This should have happened years ago since more than 20 million babies have suffered abortion murder since Roe V. Wade became the law of the land in 1971; but better late than never. Ironically, as the law of unintended consequences kicks in, Social Security is bankrupt because these 20 million babies would have grown up to pay into the Social Security system in order to support the 70 million Baby Boomers that are now retiring; but that's another story. Most important, any Roman Catholic that sees a left wing Democrat Socialist in church who votes for abortion murder should stand between that Democrat Socialist and the Chalice because it is our duty to protect the lives of the unborn. Democrat Socialists that vote for abortion, like the Kennedy's, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and many others should not be welcome in a Catholic Church because abortion is a mortal sin. There has to be a price to pay on earth for this immoral injustice in addition to God's punishment on judgment day.

The Obama/Reid/Pelosi HealthScare Plan is a monstrosity and the largest expansion of government intrusion into our lives since the New Deal. This new entitlement will contribute to the bankruptcy of the United States. Any one that believe there will be any cost savings from this monstrosity is smoking Medical Marijuana, which I guess happens quite a bit with Democrat Socialists. We have got to take back our country in 2010 and 2012 and repeal HealthScare as the first order of business. We do need common sense reforms related to Health Care; but not more government bureaucrats attempting to run our lives. Our Founding Fathers fought a revolution to get rid of a tyrannical King. We need to fight an election revolution to get rid of these Democrat Socialists and the sooner the better.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

President Obama - Copenhagen Summit Failure

President Obama has bowed to foreign leaders, which diminishes the office of the Presidency and the prestige of the United States. Obama needs to be loved and foreign leaders may in fact love him; the problem is that Presidents need to be respected and feared rather than loved to properly conduct American foreign policy. Obama may have learned this lesson the hard way at the Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen. President Obama repeatedly asked for a one on one meeting with Chinese Premier Wen, the leader of China; but instead the Chinese sent lower level emissaries to meet with Obama. He who has the gold makes the rules and the Chinese clearly have the gold so they just ignored Obama's request to meet with Wen. If Obama was respected and feared, this occurrence would have been unimaginable.

Finally, since no meeting with Wen was in the making, President Obama just went looking for the meeting he thought he was having with Wen. Meanwhile, a negotiating team known as BASIC gathered. The modified acronym reflected it members: Brazil, South Africa, India and China. After some confusion about who had access to the meeting room, White House aides told the President that Wen was inside with the leaders of the other three countries. To the astonishment of all, Obama crashed the meeting. I guess Obama thought he was back in Chicago at a community organizing meeting. Seeing Premier Wen, Obama called out, "Mr. Premier are you ready to see me, essentially begging for a meeting? Inside he found startled leaders and no chair to sit down. An aide to President Lula of Brazil left his chair to allow Obama to sit down. It was an awkward diplomatic moment to say the least.

Obama then attempted to strong arm a definitive deal on carbon emissions with these leaders, which did not occur. Thankfully, the Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen was a circus where little was accomplished. Rich nations vowed to provide $30 billion in emergency climate aid to poor countries and set a goal of eventually channeling $100 billion to them by 2020. Of course, Obama has no authority to dole out these monies without an act of Congress so this may amount to bupkiss. And, there was some general discussions about controlling carbon emissions; but no particular treaty was established to guarantee that it happens.

In other words, 192 countries came together in their private jets that emitted tons of carbon emissions to get to this Summit and the result was just a lot of hot air. The good news is that the President's failure is good for the United States. Had something meaningful happened in Copenhagen, millions of jobs would have been lost in the United States and all Americans would have paid significantly higher energy cost. In this case, the fact that President Obama failed once again on the world stage, is the best thing that could have happened. The only problem is that Presidents that are loved rather than respected and feared often cause other countries to miscalculate, (i.e. Iran, North Korea, Russia), which can be very dangerous. That part of the story is not so good.

President Obama is a young, inexperienced and very naive Democrat Socialist that apparently never took International Relations 325 at University. Had Obama done so and also learned the lessons of history, the President might be more effective on the world stage and less dangerous to our nation. Obama is failed President, Jimmy Carter II, all over again, which is a frightening thought. We need to take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing Conservatives, who have worked in the real world not acadamia. We can do it. We are going to do it.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

HealthScare - Let's Make a Deal

Senator Harry Reid, the Democrat Socialist Majority Leader of the US Senate was willing to make a deal with the devil, if needed, to get the last three Socialist votes he needed to ram through HealthScare. Reid will achieve cloture on Monday and he is planning the actual vote at 1:00 am on Christmas Eve. What is that all about? In any case, Democrat Socialist, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Bernie Sanders (actually is a Socialist) of Vermont held out to get hundreds of millions of dollars into perpetuity for their states at the expense of all other states and taxpayers. This was raw politics and Nelson, Landrieu and Sanders played "Let's Make a Deal" very well indeed to bring home the pork to their states. But, in addition to the pork, it we reported that Obama played hard ball with Nelson, threatening to close the Strategic Air Command Air Force Base in Nebraska, which would have resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs.

Of course, Senator Harry Reid also added some pork for Nevada for his trouble that he hopes will win him reelection next year in Nevada. But, Harry, I wouldn't count on it when Reid's approval rating in Nevada is below 30% and there are strong candidates just waiting to take him on. At least, there will not be one Republican vote for HealthScare, which is a good thing; so much for Obama's claims that he wanted to have bi-partisanship in Washington. What a joke!! Unfortunately, the American people got the short end of the stick and a raw deal with HealthScare thanks to Democrat Socialist Senator Harry Reid from Nevada. We need to remember Harry in 2010 in Nevada, my home state, when we go to the polls to send him into retirement and back to his home in Searchlight, Nevada. So when we tell Harry to Go To Hell all we are doing is telling him to go back to his home in the desert, which is like hell on earth.

HealthScare will result in $500 Billion in cuts to Medicare. 22 million Seniors will lose their Medicare Advantage HMO Plans, so it is likely they will have to change doctors and pay higher fees or buy Medigap insurance, if they can afford it, to get what they have now. There is about $500 Billion in tax increases in HealthScare, which will be passed on to all Americans in one way or another. HealthScare amounts to redistribution of income and benefits from those who have health insurance today to Obama's Peeps. It really is that simple. The government bureaucracy will grow by 150,000 as a result of HealthScare as 119 commissions are established, including Death Panels, to make our lives miserable. And, private insurance premiums will go up substantially because of all the new regulations and mandates required of insurance companies. And, finally, the cost will not be the One Trillion dollars that is projected over 10 years; but if history is our teacher, it will result in many Trillions of dollars in deficit spending and ultimately cost millions of jobs and lead to the bankruptcy of the United States.

So, how did the American people win again in this corrupt deal? There have been many slogans in American history; like "Remember the Alamo or "Remember the Maine", which related to the Mexican American and Spanish American Wars as a call to arms. Franklin Roosevelt referred to December 7, Pearl Harbor as a "Day of Infamy". When HealthScare is finally enacted by the Democrat Socialist Controlled Congress and signed by President Obama, it should be referred to as the Day of Fiscal Insanity committed by Democrat Socialists that are enacting one more social program that will be an unfunded liability. Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Post Office and Amtrac are all bankrupt and yet these Democrat Socialist politicians have added one more program; HealthScare, that will be added to the list of bankrupt government programs in the years to come. It is inevitable. As Forest Gump always said, Stupid is as Stupid Does.

Once HealthScare is enacted we need to remember this "Day of Fiscal Insanity" when we go to the polls in 2010 and 2012 to elect Conservative candidates who have worked in the real world. We must get our check books out to throw the Democrat Socialist bums and President Obama out of office to save our country. While all the tax increases and other negative aspects of HealthScare will kick in immediately, the actual benefits for the uninsured will not kick in for four years. HealthScare can and should be challenged in court and/or repealed as soon as possible. This saga is NOT OVER by any means.

Friday, December 18, 2009

California Committing Economic Suicide

The state of California is bankrupt by any standard. The state has been borrowing money for years to fund not bridges or schools; but annual operating expenses. Since California's credit rating is so bad, it must pay significantly higher interest rates to borrow money. The Democrat Socialists that run the state along with the public employee unions have taken California from being the Golden state to being the bankrupt state. Of course, the Democrat Socialists that control the Congress and President Obama have provided California more bail out money in the most recent SwindleUS Plan; but it will only delay the inevitable, which is massive cuts in services and state government employees. This is inevitable because California already has the highest taxes in the country, which has driven many companies and thousands of jobs out of California. So while the Democrat Socialists are always prepared to raise taxes, it will do no good as more companies will just vote with their feet has has been happening for years.

In fact, many years ago, California had about 200 major companies with 5,000 or more employees headquartered in California. At last count that number is down to around 96. What is interesting is that California and Texas have completed reversed position in the last 25 years. Now it is Texas that has about 200 major companies with 5,000 employees or more when 25 years ago that number was about 80. Surprise, Surprise, Texas is a low tax, less regulation state while California is a high tax, high regulation state. The business climate in California is so bad that in 2008, California lost 47,000 employers. In fact, one of every 6 US employers that closed permanently in 2008 was in California according to the US Small Business Administration using bankruptcy court data. California had 45.1% more business deaths than births in 2008; hence the reason for the 12.3% official unemployment rate. The actual unemployment in California when all are counted is probably above 18%.

To make matters worse, California enacted Assembly Bill 32, which is the California Global Warming Bill, the California version of Obama's CAP & TAX. The Small Business Round Table estimates that this new law will cost consumers $149.2 Billion when it is fully implemented, small businesses $186.6 Billion and it will cost 1.1 Million jobs. When RINO (Republican in Name Only) Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 32 in 2006, California had 4.8% unemployment. Now that unemployment is at 12. 3%, this law is the equivalent of the state of California committing economic suicide.

As California goes so goes the nation as governed by Democrat Socialists. President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are doing to the nation, what Democrat Socialists have done to California. Ultimately, Obama's Trillions in deficit spending will bankrupt the United States. If this deficit spending does not stop and soon, we will have very high inflation as the debt is monetized. This will result in much higher interest rates. The dollar is already collapsing as investors seek the safety of gold. We have to take back our country in the elections of 2010 and 2012 by electing responsible Conservatives committed to proper fiscal management. We cannot allow President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress to do to the United States what has been done to California. If this was China, these politicians would be put in front of a firing squad for this kind of blatant fiscal mismanagement because it truly is a crime against the American people.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Unemployment Up - While Obama in Copenhagen

The unemployment rate went up, while President Obama dithers in Copenhagen dealing with Global Warming. For the week of December 12, 480,000 Americans filed initial claims for unemployment insurance, which was 7,000 more than the prior week at 473,000. There are over 16 million people unemployed in the United States. Mr. President, it is time for Plan B. Forget about HealthScare, CAP & TAX, Global Warming and raising taxes, for now, which are all job killers and focus like a laser on private sector job creation. We don't need another SwindleUS Plan. What Small Business in particular does need is certainty instead of daily lame proposals by the Democrat Socialist controlled Congress to raise one tax or another, or to enact more crippling regulations. Small Business owners are scared to death of all of Obama's Socialist Schemes; hence they are not investing in their businesses or creating new jobs.

This really is very simple. If President Obama would simply push the Congress to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for three years and lower Corporate Income taxes to 25%, we would see an economic boom in the United States. This should be accompanied by a serious cut in federal government spending to get the Trillions in deficit spending under control to prevent the collapse of the dollar. This Plan B policy, when combined with current low interest rates is all that is needed to spur economic recovery. Government just needs to get out of the way because government is the problem not the solution. The reason it is not happening is because Obama is tied to his Socialist ideology that prevents him from enacting a common sense, pro-growth strategy.

It takes a 100,000 new jobs a month just to keep pace with young people entering the work force. To put any dent in unemployment, we need to see 300,000 new jobs a month. Instead, we are still seeing job losses. Clearly, the original SwindleUS Plan, which may have saved some government jobs has actually cost private sector jobs so there is no new net job gain. And, I am very tired of hearing Obama say that he brought the country back from the precipice of a Great Depression. What a joke!! It was the Bush Team under Secretary of the Treasury Paulson that stabilized the banking and financial system by taking decisive action in 2007. I know I was there the day the Money Market froze up. By the time, Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, the banking crisis had substantially passed at least to the point that money was flowing again. It is frightening to think what Obama might have done if he was President in 2007, given his complete lack of business experience and his team full of academics rather than real world managers.

How many more Americans must lose their jobs before President Obama admits that his economic plan is a failure? It is clear that Obama and his team are just not up to the job. While they dither and focus on their Socialist Schemes, Iran and North Korea continue to build nuclear weapons. The dollar is collapsing. Trillions in deficit spending is bankrupting the United States. Afghanistan is a mess. We need to take back our country and put Conservative, real world, grown-up's in charge. It is clear that Obama and all the egg heads in his Administration just don't have a clue of what it means to make payroll, or to work in the real world. We need to send these Socialists all back to the universities they previously taught at where they can talk about government all they want, rather than be in government harming the American people.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The HealthScare Plan Is Coming - Just Criminal

Democrat Socialist Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is determined to do whatever it takes to pass Obama's HealthScare Plan. The public option is gone for now. A compromise on preventing the use of federal money to fund abortion is no doubt in the works to get the vote of Senator Ben Nelson; a remaining hold out. The Democrat Socialist controlled Congress is likely to pass this HealthScare monstrosity and crime against the American people, which will be signed by President Obama. It could be the coal in our stocking that comes at Christmas.

And, what a monstrosity it is! The HealthScare Plan will create a new federal bureaucracy of 150,000 employees and 119 Commissions, including death panels, to make our lives miserable. Instead of dealing with the 30 million Americans who do not have health insurance many of whom can afford to buy it; but choose not to and the 12 million illegal aliens who use emergency rooms as their health insurance, Obama and the Democrat Socialist controlled Congress are determined to include the 85% of us who already have health insurance in their Socialist Scheme. Though the health insurance 85% of us have is too costly, private medical insurance works pretty well most of the time. There are issues like pre-existing conditions, the need for more competition that can come from the ability to buy insurance across state lines and life time caps that should be dealt with by regulation; but why involve the rest of us in Obama's HealthScare monstrosity?

The answer is simple. Democrat Socialists want to control our lives. The excuse Democrat Socialists will give is cost savings; but that is both a big lie and a joke. Anyone who believes that cost savings will be achieved by Obama's HealthScare Plan is smoking medical marijuana when the government adds 150,000 federal employees, 30 million more people provided insurance, many with subsidies and more benefits required by law. The fact is that there is $500 billion in cuts to Medicare, in the HealthScare Plan, which will negatively impact Seniors as they lose their Medicare Advantage HMO's and other benefits. And, there is another $500 billion or so in tax increases in the HeathScare Plan. In the end, as a result of all the mandates and increased bureacracy, that will come with HealthScare, we will all pay higher premiums; just wait and see.

HealthScare will not cost the $980 Billion over the next ten years, as projected by the Congressional Budget Office, because the Democrat Socialist controlled Congress is cooking the books. The cuts and new taxes start now and the coverage for the uninsured does not start for 4 years so these numbers are not real. The real cost is going to be about $2.5 Trillion in the next 15 years. Remember, the United States is already bankrupt. Obama is projecting $10 Trillion in deficit spending in the next ten years, which will probably be two or three times that number if is history is our teacher. The debt will be added to the $12 Trillion currently on the books and another $100 Trillion or more of unfunded liablity for Social Security, Medicare and federal pensions. So, the very idea that the Democrat Socialists are creating another unfunded liability is just plain fiscal insanity. If the federal government was a publicly traded company these Democrat Socialist politicians would be put in jail for this kind of accounting.

Obama's HealthScare Plan is a crime against the American people. Any politician who votes for HealthScare and of course the President when he signs it; should be thrown out of office at the first opportunity in 2010 or 2012. It is hard to understand how any responsible, elected official can continue to vote for Trillions in deficit spending that is bankrupting our country. We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012. To do otherwise is to insure the demise of the United States. We just can't let that happen.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Obama Rates Himself B Plus - Oh Really!!

On the Oprah Winfrey show, the annointed one, President Obama when asked to rate his own performance gave himself a B Plus. This grade is interesting in view of the fact that 59% of the American people think the country is headed in the wrong direction and no more than 47% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance; but the President lives in a bubble surrounded by left wing minions who tell him he is our savior. Unfortunately for Obama, that job is already taken. Normally, previous President's when asked a similar question have always left it to future historians to rate their performance; but not Narcissist Obama who no doubt spends a lot of time looking at himself in the mirror every morning. In any case, as a former American History and Government teacher who has learned the lessons of history, I thought I would provide the President his first year report card as follows:

Subject/ Grade /Comments

Speeches and Smiles "A" Obama is very good at Speeches and Smiles.

HealthScare "F " Obama's Plan will bankrupt the US.

CAP & TAX "F" Obama's Plan is a job killer bill that will result in much higher energy cost for the American People.

Managing the Economy "F " The SwindleUS Plan was a complete failure. We were promised a cap of 8% unemployment and the real rate is now above 17%. The Bush
Administration stabilized the banking system before Obama took office; so
no credit for Obama.

Foreign Policy "F" Everyone overseas loves Obama; but they don't respect or fear him. Iran and North Korea are still developing nuclear weapons. Obama's dithering related to Afghanistan cost American lives. Bowing to foreign leaders is not acceptable to the American people.

Homeland Security "F" Closing Guantanamo Bay to bring Terrorist to a prison in Illinois is just plain dumb. Trying Terrorists in New York City instead of by military tribunal is even dumber.

Bankrupting the US "F " Obama and the other Democrat Socialists that control the Congress are bankrupting the US with Trillions of Dollars in deficit spending.

Other than the "A" for Speeches and Smiles, is would appear that President Obama has failed his first year in office. Gosh, now what are we going to do? I guess Obama is well meaning; but his clear lack of experience is the reason Obama has failed Presidency 101. Oh yes, he may get some of this Socialist Schemes enacted into law by the Democrat Socialist controlled Congress; but none of those Schemes are good for the United States. As such, enacting more bail outs and laws that will result in even more deficit spending will not improve the President's grades. In fact, President Obama could end up with a grade even lower than Failing. Obama will end up as a one term President when he loses the election in 2012 to a Conservative that will need to come in, just like Ronald Reagan did after Jimmy Carter, to clean up the mess that Obama is creating every day Obama is in office. Maybe once Mrs. Obama sees this report card, Michelle can work with the President to improve his grades. I sure hope so.