Sunday, February 28, 2010

California - The Nail In The Coffin

In 2006, Republican In Name Only (RINO) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 32, California's Global Warming Solutions Act. It is the California version of Obama's CAP & TAX Socialist Scheme. This California law requires state bureaucrats to write detailed rules to cap green house gas emissions, mandate reporting by emitters, plan what emission reductions must be achieved and how, provide alternative compliance mechanisms and mandates, which will include fines on business, come up with government-determined "equity" between regulated entities and ensure that rules don't disproportionately impact low income communities among other regulations. This is a regulation nightmare and when combined with all the other crazy laws in California; another huge job killer.

The bureaucrats have been writing the Global Warming regulations since 2006 and are still not done. To make a long story short, the California State University professor, who was commissioned to calculate the law's impact on small businesses, concluded that this law will increase their cost of doing business on average by $49,691 more per year. Families will face $3,857 in increased costs. As such, consumers will have to reduce discretionary spending by 26%. As a result, it is estimated that AB 32 will cost 1.1 million jobs in the state of California. It is estimated that AB 32 will increase electricity prices alone by 14% with the trickle down impact on the entire state economy.

Assembly Bill 32 is the nail in California's coffin. Schwarzenegger has worked with Democrat Socialists during his tenure in office to bankrupt the State of California. Together they have raised taxes by $12 Billion and borrowed billions of dollars more by selling bonds at very high interest rates to fund current operating expenses, rather than infrastructure projects, which is the traditional use for bond money. Each year, California's elected officials dig the hole deeper. This year's projected state budget deficit is over $20 Billion. Rather than cut California's bloated bureaucracy and pensions, the Governor and the Democrat Socialists that control Sacramento continue to use smoke and mirrors and more borrowing as though tomorrow will never come. Fortunately, the state of California cannot print money, Obama's mode of funding the federal deficit; however, Schwarzenegger keeps begging Obama to print money for California too as he goes to Washington with his hand out for more bail out money.

California has the highest taxes and cost of living in the country. Assembly Bill 32, this Global Warming legislation, will just make matters worse and cause even more companies to leave the state. 25 years ago, I worked in Sales based in California. At the time, my Western region territory, which included both California and Texas had about 350 major corporations in it with 5,000 employees or more. Of those 350 companies, 25 years ago, about 200 were in California and 80 were in Texas. Today, that ratio is completely reversed. About 90 are in California and 210 are now in Texas. The fact is that companies have been leaving California for years driven out by Socialist Big Government.

The current official unemployment rate in California is more than 12%. If all are counted it is probably above 17%. Instead of enacting pro-growth tax cuts and legislation designed to keep jobs in California, Governor Schwarzenegger and the Democrat Socialists that control Sacramento are out of control and seemingly determined to destroy the California economy. Sound familiar? As goes California will go the nation if we allow President Obama to "transform" the United States into a Socialist nation.

We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing common sense Conservatives that support limited government, a balanced budget, lower taxes and regulations, term limits, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. Most important, we must elect Conservatives who believe in the US Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers not past Presidents, Congresses and the Courts. We can do it. We must do it to prevent the California contagion from spreading across the country.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

European Socialism - The Day of Reckoning

After two World Wars and years of misery, the Europeans adopted Socialist Schemes trading freedom in many cases for economic security and the welfare state. Europeans looked to big government to take care of them. Most European countries do provide health care and many costly government benefits to deal with all facets of family life. However, as someone who travels to Europe frequently, it is very clear to me that Europeans have a lower standard of living than Americans. Middle class Europeans live in smaller homes, drive smaller and fewer cars and generally have less wealth than the typical middle class American family.

While it is true that Americans are probably overly materialistic, the fact is that we have had the money to make choices beyond just the basics in life. The United States is a consumer society, for better or worse, which cannot be said of most European countries. Europeans are accustomed to doing by with less, which may have historical roots. Immigrants came to the United States for a better life than they experienced in Europe and other places, which may be the reason we enjoy the good life as defined by the ability and freedom to buy goods and services.

Aside from the debate on which is the better life style, since European society is very much based on Keynesian Economics and Socialism, the fact remains that Europe has traditionally always had higher unemployment and lower growth than the United States as the trade off for their welfare state. Very high taxes and big government spending always retard the growth of the private sector and that is exactly what has happened in Europe.

The day of reckoning has come in Europe with the current financial crisis. Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Britain, which are significant welfare states with big government bureaucracies all have debt and welfare benefits that are not sustainable. They all need to radically cut government and scale back their welfare spending, which is causing riots in the streets in Greece. Some of these countries have actually raised taxes in a deep recession in an attempt to maintain their government bureaucracies and benefits, which will be counter productive and make matters worse. If the German do not step in to provide a new Marshall Plan and soon to prop up these countries, it could cause the collapse of the EURO and the whole European Union system. This is the reason why foreigners are still buying US Treasuries at very low interest rates. Though US deficits are also unsustainable, the EU zone is even worse.

Free Market Capitalism with all its warts is the best economic system ever devised in human history guaranteed to produce wealth and wide spread prosperity because it is based on individual ingenuity and the desire to get rich. In doing so, all benefit along the way. Yes, there are boom and bust business cycles in Capitalism, which can be painful, but they are absolutely necessary to eliminate unproductive and or outdated ventures in the process of creative destruction.

Free Market Capitalism is hindered by government intervention, which seeks to identify winners and losers for political reasons rather than allowing market forces to work properly. The best example of this was the government bail out of GM and Chrysler that went bankrupt anyway. GM and Chrysler should have been left to their owns designs to succeed or perish. There is too much global capacity in the auto industry. By artificially allowing both GM and Chrysler to stay in business through government bail out funding; in the long run the entire auto industry and our nation is harmed.

In the extreme Communism, which is just the dictatorial form of Socialism has shown us that the greater the government involvement in controlling the means of production, the lower the country's standard of living and prosperity. And, don't look to China for an example. China has been a Communist country for 60 years. And, while it is true there are now about 300 million Chinese that are lower and middle class, there are another 900 million Chinese that live in abject poverty. While the Chinese have achieved some success at the expense of liberty, it has only come once they adopted a more Capitalist economic system. Had the Chinese done it sooner than the last 10 or 15 years, perhaps China would not have so many people living in poverty today. The Chinese government is rich, while most of their people are very poor.

President Obama wants to "transform" America to be more like a European Socialist country and even bigger welfare state than what we have now. We can't let that happen because it will mean a lower standard of living for the people of the United States, higher unemployment, slower economic growth and the loss of our freedoms. Instead, we must elect common sense Conservatives in 2010 and 2012 that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulations, a balance budget, term limits, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values as the only road to prosperity. We can do it. We must do it to stop the transformation of our country into a Socialist nation. History is the best teacher. We can see the end of that unpleasant story so we must JUST SAY NO To Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Al Gore The Climate Expert Is Missing

Former Vice President Al Gore, who "invented" the Internet and is an "expert" on Global Warming appears to be missing. Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, would like Gore to testify before Congress concerning his scientific sources for Gore's award winning movie An Inconvenient Truth that won him the Nobel prize; yet Gore is now incognito and no where to be found. Some think Gore could be lost wandering around in a snow drift in Washington DC, which has had tons of snow in the last few weeks; though Gore once said, he might never seen snow in Washington again. Or, now that the drought is over in the United States, maybe Gore has been swept out to sea in some rushing river. If Gore was in the Arctic, he could have been eaten by a polar bear, because they appear to be thriving, however why would a polar bear waste time on Gore when there are plenty of seals around. All we know is that Gore is not available to do public appearances, or interviews with the the press related to his positions on Global Warming and climate change. I wonder why??

Could it be that we have actually been experiencing Global Cooling for the last 15 years rather than Global Warming? Or, now that we know that United Nations Climate Scientists have been cooking the books for years and manipulating the climate data to LIE about Global Warming, maybe Gore is afraid that if he shows his face in public, he may have to give back his Nobel Prize and the money that came with it. All I know is that we have had more snow than usual in the last five years in Northern Nevada where we live, which is a real pain. I was counting on Global Warming to avoid the snow on my drive way. Oh well, I guess All Gore was WRONG.

What ever climate change we are experiencing, may or may not, have any thing to do with carbon emissions. Certainly, the Scientists have not proven the case. The earth could very well just be experiencing a normal climatic cycle that has happened many times before in history and long before there were significant carbon emissions. That is not an excuse to pollute the environment; but the fact is that there is not conclusive scientific evidence to justify Obama's Socialist CAP & TAX scheme that will raise energy costs for all and destroy jobs and our economy.

The United States needs a 50 year common sense plan to achieve complete energy independence that includes all current energy sources like nuclear, natural gas, clean coal and oil drilled from wells in the US to serve as a bridge to newer technologies like wind, solar, Geo thermal and bio fuels. And, Al Gore needs to tell the truth and nothing but the truth no matter how inconvenient it may be. The fact is that Gore is a big wind bag that doesn't know what he is talking about.

We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing common sense Conservatives that support limited government, lower taxes and regulations, a balanced budget, term limits, energy independence, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. We can do it. We must do it. Al Gore is a Democrat Socialist, like all Democrat Socialists that wants to control our lives and tax us to death and even after death. We have to stand up and JUST SAY NO to these extremists.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Obama's HealthScare Plan - Stop This Monstronsity

President Obama's HealthScare Summit was a complete failure and waste of time; except for the fact that it demonstrated that the Republicans do have a common sense plan to deal with health care reform. Instead of working with Republicans on incremental legislation that could garner bi-partisan support and the support of the American people, Obama made it very clear that he is going to do whatever is necessary, presumably including using Reconciliation in the US Senate to pass his Socialist, Government Controlled HealthScare Plan even though 59% of Americans oppose HealthScare.

Senior citizens just know that if Obama's HealthScare Plan is enacted into law, your benefits will be cut by $500 Billion. And, 22 million Seniors in the United States, including my Mom, that currently have Medicare Advantage HMO's are going to lose their programs. Senior citizens will see the rationing of health care, if nothing else by virtue of the fact that there are many doctors that will not take standard Medicare patients today even with Medigap insurance. And, Yes, there will be death panels determining if and when Senior Citizens will receive vital, life saving medical procedures. In many ways, Seniors citizens will be paying to insure the uninsured with the cuts in their benefits and higher out of pocket costs, which are inevitable if Obama's HealthScare Plan becomes the law of the land. It is what it is.

And, there is $500 Billion in new tax increases in Obama's HealthScare Plan, which will take this money out of the economy and cause the loss of even more jobs in the private sector. HealthScare is a job killer bill. This is addition to the end of the Bush Tax Cuts that will occur at the end of 2010 that will result in about $2 Trillion in additional taxes in the next ten years. Obama's HealthScare Plan will cost $2.5 Trillion or more in the next ten years rather than the $1 Trillion projected by Obama, which is all smoke and mirrors and budget manipulation.

Medicare and Social Security are already bankrupt and now the Democrat Socialists want to add another entitlement program that is unsustainable. In addition, Obama's plan would allow for federally funded abortions at tax payer expense, which is deplorable. Further, insurance premiums will go up for all Americans because of various government mandates. It is impossible to insure 30 million more Americans, that don't have insurance now, without higher costs and or rationing for all. It is inevitable.

President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are determined to bankrupt our country and cause the economic collapse of the United States. We have to STOP THIS MONSTROSITY. Call your Senator and your Congressman or woman NOW and raise holy hell. Make it very clear that if they vote for Obama's HealthScare Plan, it will cost them their seats in Congress. If they don't see the light, we must make them feel the heat. It may be time to hit the streets again in major protests all over the United States. We must make our voices heard to stop HealthScare. Senior citizens in particular better speak up and NOW to save their current health care benefits.

Obama's HealthScare Summit proves once again that we must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 to stop these Socialists from "transforming" our country in ways that will destroy our way of life and our nation. We must elect common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, a balanced budget, lower taxes and less regulation, term limits, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. Most important, we must elect Conservatives that believe in the principles of the US Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers not Presidents, Congresses and the Courts. We must take back our country. We can do it. We must do it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Obama Calls For Partnership With Business - NOT

Democrat Socialist President Obama is calling for a Partnership With Business when in fact he is the most anti-business President in the history of the United States. Obama supports higher taxes on business, in one form or another, including elimination of the deferral of US Corporate income taxes on foreign profits. That would mean that American global companies would be subjected to US corporate income taxes of 35%, about the highest in the world, on overseas income, when their competitors operating overseas pay significantly less.

If this change in the law is enacted by the Democrat Socialist controlled Congress, it will be a job killer bill because ultimately it will make American companies less competitive. And, at the same time that the President insists that the banks make loans to small business, Obama wants to impose a penalty tax of $90 Billion annually on the 50 largest banks in the US, that have paid back their TARP loans, plus interests. This is addition to other normal corporate income taxes. This is money that the banks will then not have available to loan to small companies. Well dah!

Many US global companies today generate 50% or more of their revenues outside the US. And, American companies are already hindered by American tax law related to assigning American managers to their overseas operations because the US is one of the few countries in the world that taxes worldwide income. If an American manager with a base salary of $80,000 is moved to most countries in Europe, by the time various moving expenses are paid by the company, it could cost the company as much as $400,000 to maintain that employee overseas each year because income taxes are due in both countries, which then have to be equalized.

So rather than assign an American to the job, it is much cheaper for an American company to choose one of their British or German employees to do the job to avoid this double taxation and expense. This then denies the American manager this global experience, which in the long run is detrimental both to the employee and our country in a global business environment. Believe me, I know this problem first hand as the President of a Global Relocation company.

Further, Obama is determined to enact CAP & TAX one way or another, which will significantly raise energy costs for business and all Americans. The President may not get his way through an act of Congress so he has issued an Executive Order to have the Environmental Protection Agency use the Clean Air Act to impose penalties on companies that have carbon emissions. Of course, there have already been 16 lawsuits filed to stop this usurpation of power; but since the case will be in court for years, in the mean time, these new regulations will be very damaging to American business and our economy. This is another job killer at a time when we need new jobs desperately to bring down unemployment.

Obama is pushing Card Check to allow Unions to gain more members, presumably his PEEPS, without a secret ballot vote. This would allow Unions to intimidate workers into joining unions. In violation of free speech rights, Obama wants to restrict management from attempting to convince workers, over a reasonable period of time, that a union is not in their best interests. If this law is enacted, American companies will shift even more jobs overseas. Unions want to impose work rules and higher wages and benefits on non-union American companies like they did to the auto industry, which has been disastrous.

Finally, Obama intends to allow the Bush Tax cuts to expire as of January 1, 2011. This will result in the biggest tax increase in American history of perhaps Two Trillion Dollars over the next ten years. This is the biggest transfer of wealth from individuals and the private sector to the federal government in the history of the United States. This is likely to cause the loss of million of jobs as people and businesses have less money to spend and invest. This is the reason that economists are projecting high unemployment for the next five years. President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress continue to enact or propose laws that are job killer bills, which is the reason unemployment has gone up.

It is impossible for business to have a partnership with President Obama because he is a Socialist that does not understand, or believe in free enterprise and capitalism. Obama sees business as evil and businessmen and women as greedy and self serving rather than the job creators that they are. Obama believes in big government and high taxes at the expense of the private sector, which will destroy our economy and cost millions of jobs. Obama's ideology is based on Keynesian economics, which has never worked to produce private sector jobs and prosperity any where in the world it has been practiced.

We absolutely must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 to bring back prosperity and job growth. To do so, we must elect common sense Conservatives that support limited government, less regulation, lower taxes, a balanced budget, term limits, the US Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. We can do it. We are going to it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Senator Harry Reid - Both Feet In His Mouth Again

Democrat Socialist Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader suffers from a disconnect between his mouth and his brain. This week Senator Reid claimed that unemployed men are more likely to commit domestic violence. Of course, there is no scientific evidence to support this assertion and as a matter of fact, there are studies that show that women are just as likely to hit their husbands over the head with a frying pan as for a man to commit violence against his wife. But you know Harry, there he goes again.

Since Nevada has the second highest official unemployment rate in the nation at about 13%, with an effective rate of 18% or higher when all are counted, I would think that Senator Reid, who has an approval rating around 30% in Nevada would be a little more careful when referring to the unemployed, who no doubt will go to the polls next November to violently boot him out of office. What a dope!!

But, this isn't the first time Senator Reid has had both his feet in his mouth. Senator Harry Reid claimed a few years ago that "the war was lost in Iraq". To the contrary, though the story is far from over, Iraq now actually has a democracy of sorts, one of the few in the Middle East other than Israel. Senator Harry Reid once said of President Obama that he would presumably be acceptable because he was "light skinned" meaning not very Black and Obama did not speak with a "Negro Dialect". Reid apologized for this statement when it came out; but can you even imagine if a Republican had made this statement. The left wing media would have demanded his resignation; but somehow Senator Reid got a pass. Actually, that particular Reid racist, verbal blunder was just plain dumb and reflective of another era that is totally unacceptible and out of step with the America of today.

And, then Senator Harry Reid referred to those in the Tea Party movement as "evil mongers", which I guess is a little better than Democrat Socialist Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calling us "Astro Turf ". Senator Harry Reid is running for reelection to his sixth term in the United States Senate. Reid should instead be the poster child for TERM LIMITS. The fact is we need citizen politicians, not corrupt career politicians that are completely out of touch with the American people and in this case the people of Nevada.

Democrat Socialist Senator Harry Reid proves that we must take back our country in 2010 and 2012. Reid is threatening to ignore the will of the American people and ram through Obama's HealthScare Plan using Reconciliation rather than normal voting procedures in the US Senate. Senator Harry Reid is symbolic of everything wrong in Washington DC. We must instead elect common sense Conservatives who support adherence to the US Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers, limited government, a balanced budget, term limits, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. We can do it. We must do it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Obama's HealthScare Summit - Danger, Danger

President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress just never give up pushing for their Socialist Schemes to grow the government and limit our freedoms. Obama is hosting a HealthScare Summit this week, presumably to include Republicans and perhaps dupe them into agreeing to the President's HealthScare Plan. Republicans must JUST SAY NO to the government take over of health care, which amounts to 1/6th of the US economy. The last thing we need is more government intrusion into our lives.

Obama's plan will result in a whole new government bureaucracy, death panels, rationing, higher premiums and higher taxes for the vast majority of Americans in order to insure the 30 million Americans, who do not currently have health insurance, about 12 million of which are young people that can afford to buy insurance, but choose not to. Any one who believes we can insure 30 million more people and not have costs go up and/or health care quality go down is smoking medical marijuana. Obama's Plan is estimated to cost $1 Trillion in the next ten years and if you believe that projection, I have land to sell you in the desert. Obama is pretty much proposing the Senate version of HealthScare, which cuts Medicare benefits to Seniors by about $500 Billion and raises taxes on various Americans by about $500 Billion.

There is a better way to get the job done as follows:

1. First it is logical to require young people to at least buy Catastrophic Care Health Insurance Coverage, either personally, or through their employer. So that takes 12 million people off the table.
2. Health insurance premiums should be completely tax deductible so that those who buy insurance privately get the same benefit as employees that buy insurance through their employer.
3. Insurance Companies Discriminating on the basis of Pre-Existing Conditions should be illegal.
4. There must be malpractice reform, with logical limits on awards, to bring down the cost of health care.
5. We must be able to buy health insurance across state lines to foster more competition.
6. Rather than eliminating life time caps, instead, the government can create a reinsurance fund by charging insurance companies 1% of gross revenues to create an FDIC for health insurance; lets call it the Federal Health Insurance Reinsurance Program (FHIRP). Of course, the insurance companies will pass this cost on in higher premiums, however, if the limit of their liability over a life time is capped at $1,000,000, with the rest coming from this fund, it should balance out.
7. Charge everyone 1.0% of salary, half paid by employers and half paid by the employee, capped at the current Medicare limits to provide for Medicaid to low income people, or people between jobs; but excluding illegal aliens. Those that can afford to buy their own health insurance including COBRA if between jobs, should be required to do so and if it is tax deductible, it would work out just fine. This would cover the other 18 million people who do not have health insurance.

This leaves about 12 million illegal aliens that are technically not in the discussions; sort of. The simple answer is to send them home; but that will not happen any time soon. Since this issue relates to the federal government's failure to secure our borders, the federal government must take complete responsibility for this expense; not the states. These people should be provided with Emergency Medical care, only, paid for by the Federal government out of general revenues.

Problem solved without more government intrusion into the lives of the majority of the American people. We should first try the plan advanced above and see how it works. We don't want Obama's HealthScare Plan, as demonstrated by many polls, town hall meetings and protest in the streets. If the Democrat Socialists attempt to cram Obama's HealthScare Socialist Scheme down our throats through Reconciliation or any other way, there will be a revolt in this country and as a result the Democrats Socialists will lose control of both houses of Congress in 2010 and Obama will be a one term President. As much as I would like to see that happen and it may happen anyway because of all the other Socialist Schemes advanced by Obama, I would rather see HealthScare stopped NOW so that it will not need to be repealed later. As such, Republicans cannot in any way compromise with this Socialism. MR. PRESIDENT ONCE AND FOR ALL, WE DO NOT WANT EUROPEAN OR CANADIAN STYLE HEALTH CARE OR SOCIALISM IN THE UNITED STATES. Please get the message and listen to the American people.

We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012. There is no such thing as a moderate Democrat. They are all Socialists that support big government, higher taxes and more regulation all at the expense of our freedoms. Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control the Congress are bankrupting our country and it will lead to the economic collapse of the United States if we don't stop them and sooner than later. We must elect common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes, a balanced budget, term limits, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. Republicans better get the message too. We can do it. We must do it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

US Chamber of Commerce Fighting to Create Jobs

The US Chamber of Commerce is fighting to create jobs by opposing many of Obama's Socialist Schemes like HealthScare, CAP & TAX, higher taxes, more regulation and union card check that are all job killer bills. Officially, there are 15 million Americans out of work; 6 million for more than six months. When the under employed, those working part time who want full time work and those that have given up looking for work, who have fallen off the unemployment roles, are all counted, the real number is about 26 million Americans. President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress just don't get it because most of these career politicians have never worked in business.

The US Chamber of Commerce is perhaps the largest organization in the United States representing American business with about 300,000 members; yet very often the Obama Administration has denied the Chamber a seat at the table because the Chamber does not support Obama's Socialist, big government, high tax and regulation agenda. The reason the Chamber does not support this agenda is because it has never produced prosperity any where in the world where it has been tried. Well dah!! Instead, the US Chamber of Commerce supports free enterprise and capitalism as the only way to create the 20 million jobs that are needed to deal with unemployment and grow our economy.

In fact, many economists are now saying that the United States will have high unemployment for at least five years. That is true if the Obamanistas succeed in "transforming" America into a Socialist nation. The fact is that the US must grow 100,000 jobs every month just to deal with young people entering the job market. In order to put a dent in unemployment, the US economy must grow at 3% or more a year with job growth of at least 300,000 or more a month. And, even then given that 8 million jobs have been lost in the last two years alone, at that rate it would take years to get down to a 5% unemployment rate, which is often considered full employment.

The only way to accelerate this process is to extend the Bush Tax cuts for at least three more years to create some certainty for business. And, we must stop all the Trillions in deficit spending that is bankrupting our country. The US also needs to cut federal corporate income taxes to no more than 25% from the current 35% to be competitive with other countries and keep more jobs in the US. Keep in mind, corporate income taxes in Ireland are just 12.5%, Hong Kong is 17%, China and Germany are around 20%. As such, there is a real incentive for American companies to ship jobs overseas. Further, off shoring back office or manufacturing jobs to India or China provides a savings of about 65%. Those jobs are never coming back to the US. The only way to replace those jobs with high paying jobs in the US, that can only be done in the US, is to fully develop our energy sector, which includes all current energy sources; nuclear, natural gas, clean coal and YES oil and to build infrastructure. Instead, the federal government has made it almost impossible to grow these energy sources while at the same time pushing for green energy sources that are not feasible today. Further, it can take years to get infrastruture projects approved by the time all the environmental impact studies and court cases are concluded. Something has got to give, which is the reason our unemployment rate remains high and will not fall any time soon, or until we elect pro-growth politicians that support the private sector.

The US Chamber of Commerce gets it and continue to educate US politicians concerning the best ways to create jobs. Clearly, the Obama SwindleUS Plan, which the Chamber actually supported because they believed it would lead to funding infrastructure projects, has been a complete failure. It turns out there were no "shovel ready projects" ready to go because the environmental wackos tie everything up in court for years. This is the reason that more than half the $900 Billion in SwindleUS money is yet to be spent. And, anyway, government spending will never lead to long term economic growth. Only the private sector can create real jobs and only if the government gets out of the way.

We have to take back our country in 2010 and 2o12 by electing common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, term limits, limited government, a balanced budget, lower taxes and less regulation, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. Most important, we must get back to the principles in the US Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers, not successive Congresses, Presidents or the Courts to regain our freedoms. We can do it. We must do it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Executive Compensation - Based On Who You Know

President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress have been screaming for months about excessive executive compensation paid to bank executives. It is true that many major Bank CEO's were paid millions of dollars; but as a percentage of their revenues, they were probably not paid any more than any other major company CEO's. In any case, it really must depend on who you know when it comes to Executive Compensation. It was recently reported that Ed Whitacre, the new CEO of GM (Government Motors) has been given a pay package of $1.7 million in base pay plus stock of $5.3 million available to him beginning in 2012. Whitacre is at GM to manage the "come back" of GM.

Whitacre is the former retired CEO of SBC/ATT and already a millionaire many times over. What is even more interesting is that Whitacre, who fired the former CEO of GM, Frederick "Fritz" Henderson, has rehired him as a Consultant for $59,090 a month. Based on an eight hour day, that amounts to roughly, $2,955 per day or $709,080 per year; not bad for a guy who was fired. I guess Henderson will lose his eligibility for weekly unemployment checks. What is interesting is that prior to Mr. Henderson's firing by Whitacre, Henderson was earning $5.5 million, which included $1.3 million in base pay with the rest being stock options. So it appears that Ed Whitacre did OK for himself, didn't he, since his package appears to be higher. This is for a company, GM, that had to file bankruptcy, borrow more than $50 Billion from the federal government that has yet to be paid back and is yet to be profitable. What is wrong with this pricture?

By contrast, the new CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, a much bigger company, with Billions in annual profits, just received a base salary of $950,000 with bonus yet to be defined. All should remember that these companies are governed by Obama's Pay Czar Kenneth Fineberg, who had to approve these compensation packages. However, there is one big problem with all of this. The major banks that received TARP money, some of which were forced to take it even though they did not need it, have all paid back their loans plus high interest. Government owned GM and AIG have not paid back their government loans and perhaps never will. And, nationalized, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac not only have not paid back their federal loans, they have been given an open, unlimited federal check book to fund more risky loans, which was the basis of the financial crisis in the first place.

This is a financial world turned upside down. Obama wants to charge the 50 biggest banks in the United States an annual $90 Billion penalty tax. This is in addition to normal federal corporate income taxes that currently top out at 35%, about the highest in the world. At the same time, Obama who has never managed a corner 7/11, keeps scolding the banks for not making loans to small businesses. Obviously, if the federal government confiscates an additional $90 Billion a year from major banks, that have all paid back their loans plus interest, that is $90 Billion that they will not have to make loans to help grow the economy. Well dah!

Believe me, I am no defender of major banks and particularly the usurious credit card rates they are charging today, when they are borrowing money from the FEDS at very low interest rates; but I am a defender of common sense. Approving Ed Whitacre's pay package at bankrupt GM (Government Motors) while screaming at the major banks about Executive Compensation and attempting to penalize them when they have paid back their loans is just plain crazy economics. President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress are completely out of touch with reality. These people have never worked in the real world and therefore do not understand business. And, it is up to the owners of a company, the shareholders to approve Executive Compensation not Big Brother Obama.

Of course, GM is owned by the federal government and the unions, which gives Obama the right to control Whitacre's salary; but obviously Executive Compensation in this country is based on who you know. I guess we should not be surprised Government employees on average make considerably more than private sector employees; hence the reason our taxes are so high. So, none of us should be surprised that Whitacre at bankrupt GM, as a government entity, is paid more than Brian Moynihan at Bank of America even though GM is not profitable and B of A is very profitable.

We have to take back our country to stop this fiscal insanity and all of Obama's Socialist Schemes. We must elect common sense Conservatives in 2010 and 2012 that support a balanced budget, an end to all the bail outs and SwindleUS Plans, term limits, limited government, a strong national defense, the sanctity of life and family values. GM (Government Motors) is just another example of government out of control. The bail out of GM and Chrysler never should have occurred, particularly since both companies had to file bankruptcy anyway. Obama took from the bond holders of GM, that should have been first in line, and gave ownership to the auto unions as a pay off to his PEEPS. Can Communism be any worse? We have to take back our country in 2010 and 2012. We can do it. We must do it.

Lowden in Nevada - Rubio in Florida

Since all elections are now National, the National Freedom Forum is always on the hunt for Conservative candidates who can help us take back our country in the elections 2010 and 2012. There is no election more important than the 2010 Senate race in Nevada, my home state. Democrat Socialist Senator Harry Reid, perhaps the most hated man in Nevada, is running for reelection in 2010 for another six year term. Harry Reid is Obama's water boy in the US Senate as the Senate Majority Leader. Reid is attempting to cram through HealthScare, CAP & TAX, higher taxes and more regulations as Obama attempts to "transform" America with all his Socialist Schemes at the expense of our freedoms. Nevada readers, Harry Reid's actions, which have retarded economic recovery, have done great damage to the state of Nevada as we face the second highest unemployment rate in the country and the highest foreclosure rate.

As you might imagine, National Freedom Forum has done our due diligence in Nevada. We have met with the leading Republican Candidates all of whom are ahead of Harry Reid in the polls by 5 - 10% and while all are good, we have determined that Sue Lowden is best positioned to be the giant killer. Lowden is a mother, smart, successful businesswoman, former State Senator and Chairwoman of the Republican Party in Nevada. In addition, Lowden is well known in Las Vegas where she once worked as the anchor woman of a local TV station. Though Sue Lowden has contacts within the Republican establishment across the country, which she can tap for fund raising, it won't be enough. Be assured though Lowden has good relationships within the Republican Party, she is a tough, outsider with real world work experience and great Conservative credentials.

Senator Harry Reid will spend more than $20 million on this Senate race, which is coming from unions and various PAC's vested in his reelection. Harry has been running ads in Nevada for months; but the good news he is so unpopular that his approval rating is still only at about 30%. Nevertheless, it is critical that Sue Lowden raise millions of dollars to win this election. If you want to JUST SAY NO to the President and the Democrat Socialist Party and send a message to the entire nation, go to to learn more about Lowden and give until it hurts. We need your MONEY to send Harry into retirement back to that hell hole where he lives in Search Light, Nevada. So if you want to send Harry back to Search Light, send money NOW to Sue Lowden.

Next, the Republican primary race in Florida is another opportunity to take back the Republican Party and make it the Conservative Party of the United States. Republican In Name Only, RINO, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, is running for the Republican Senate Nomination. He was the presumed nominee by the Republican establishment, that is until Mario Rubio got into the race to oppose him. Crist hugged Obama at a public meeting thanking him for SwindleUS money, which was the equivalent of the political kiss of death. As such, Rubio is now surging in the polls and has a real chance of beating Crist.

Rubio is an American success story. His parents came to the United States from Cuba. Rubio's father worked as a bartender and his mother as a maid. Rubio was born and educated in the United States eventually to become a lawyer. What is really impressive is that Rubio changed Florida for the better while serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 - 08 rising to Majority Whip, Majority Leader and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. This is one really sharp, articulate, young guy with a beautiful family and a future in the Republican party. Given the demographics, Rubio could one day be elected as President of the United States. They are already talking about Rubio as the Republican VP candidate in 2012. Go to to learn more about Marco Rubio. If you want to send a message to the Republican establishment that business as usual is over and that the Republican Party must be the Party of Ronald Reagan to win elections, send money NOW to Marco Rubio to help him defeat RINO, Charlie Crist.

We need you; but more important we need your money to help elect common sense Conservatives to take back our country in 2010 and 2012. We can do it. We will do it; but you have to get involved with your check books or e-mail credit card money to support Conservative Candidates across the country. Don't wait, go to Lowden's and Rubio's web sites right NOW and give until your fingers hurt. You CAN make a difference; but only if you act NOW.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Conservative Resistance Movement

President Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress, under the management of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Senator Harry Reid, of Nevada, the Majority Leader of the Senate have mobilized Conservatives like never before. Notice I keep saying we need to elect common sense Conservatives, not just any Republicans to take over the Congress in 2010 and the Presidency in 2012. Most important, it is critical that the Republican Party be the Conservative Party of the United States if it is to have any relevancy at all. That means that RINO's, those that are Republicans in name only, need to hit the road. RINO's, like Governor Charlie Crist of Florida, Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine are not welcome because they often act or vote to compromise Conservative values and beliefs. A RINO who votes to support Democrat Socialist Schemes is no friend of ours.

We need to elect Conservatives that support free market capitalism, a balanced budget, limited government, lower taxes, less regulation, term limits to help end corruption, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. We also need to elect Conservatives who believe in the US Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers not successive Presidents, Congresses and the Courts. The John McCain's in the Republican Party that pretend to be Conservatives at election time, but who often "reach across the aisle" to compromise these principles have contributed to the loss of our freedoms for years. Republicans better get the message, true Conservatives are mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more. The Tea Party Movement is really The Conservative Resistance Movement.

If the Republican Party has any hope of regaining power in Washington, they must become the party of Ronald Reagan not George Herbert Walker Bush, who was defeated by Bill Clinton because he was duped into raising taxes by the Democrat Socialists in violation of his "Read My Lips" promise not to raise taxes. And, though George W Bush did the right thing in cutting taxes, Bush II still spent too much and never did balance a budget. Bush II was more of a Social Conservative than a Fiscal Conservative. The fact is that real Conservatives are both Social and Fiscal Conservatives and the base of the Republican Party. A Republican cannot be elected without this base, Independents that tend to be Conservatives and Blue Dog, Blue Collar Conservative Democrats. That was the Ronald Reagan coalition and it is absolutely essential to Republican success.

2010 and 2012 could be very good years for Republicans; but only if they are true Conservatives. We are going to take back our country. Conservatives are not interested in compromise related to the key issues that are the foundation of our belief system. Republican career politicians have often lost their way. Many Republicans are more interested in staying in power, or regaining power and all the privileges that come with it that in standing for Conservative principles, which presumably they expouse, when push comes to shove. That will not work any longer. That game is over. If Republicans want to win and stay in power, they must adhere to Conservative ideology in word and deed. The United States is a center right country. The election in 2010 will be a referendum on Obama, Reid and Pelosi. If the Republicans are smart, they will not only talk like Conservatives; they will act like Conservatives. We are going to take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by taking back the Republican Party. We can do it. We will do it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Obama & Environomental Protection Agency Sued

The Democrat Socialist controlled House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed Obama's CAP & TAX bill; but for now anyway it is dead on arrival because the US Senate has not passed a similar law presumably for the President to sign. And, now with the election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, the 41st Republican vote, it is likely that CAP & TAX is dead, sort of. Dictator Chairman Democrat Socialist Obama has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to get around the Congress and implement CAP & TAX by Executive Order.

The EPA has announced that it will use the Clean Air Act as its basis to regulate green house gases produced by industry, energy use, our cars, etc. The EPA plans to collect fees from businesses that emit green house gases; but that will just be the start if this Executive Order is allowed to stand. When this was originally proposed by the Obama Administration, the National Freedom Forum predicted lawsuits to stop it and here they come.

Thankfully, there were 16 court challenges recently filed by industry groups, conservative think tanks, 13 Members of the US House of Representatives; three states, Texas, Virginia and Alabama and the US Chamber of Commerce challenging the EPA's decision to trigger the Clean Air Act as an enforcement mechanism to punish industry through punitive fees without a specific act of Congress. This amounts to the Environmental Protection Agency acting as the GESTAPO, or secret police going after American business with high fees, which are nothing more than taxes imposed without supporting legislation. And, who do you think will pay these confiscatory, punitive taxes? None other than the consumer, all of us because companies will just pass on their cost of doing business. Well dah!

President Obama is an anti-business, big government, Socialist who wants to raise taxes at every turn. Global warming, a theory based on faulty science, is just one more tactic by these Socialists to exert more control over our lives and to take more of our hard earned money from us in higher taxes, or various fees. Let there be no doubt, this is one of Obama's malevolent Schemes to grow the government, tax us to death and even after death and limit our freedoms.

In the mean time, it was just announced that the drought is officially over in the United States. Plentiful snow and rain has provided sufficient precipitation so that we now have plenty of water in nearly all regions of the country. So, apparently, the global cooling that has actually been happening for the last 15 years is a good thing not a bad thing. Obama has announced new loan guarantees to support nuclear development to help the US become more energy independent. That is a good thing except it is almost impossible to get a new nuclear plant approved because of all the environmental wackos that fight all sound energy initiatives in favor of those that are not yet feasible. So not much will happen for years related to nuclear energy if at all. This is another Obama Scheme and sham.

We have to take back our country. This recent action by the Environmental Protection Agency is just one more example of Obama's Socialist Schemes and another big government power grab. We have to stop these Socialists from destroying our economy and bankrupting our country. We must elect common sense Conservatives in 2010 and 2012 that support a balanced budget, lower taxes, term limits, limited government, a strong national defense, free market capitalism, the sanctity of life and family values. We can do it. We must do it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Obama To Appoint Deficit Commission - A Big Joke

President Obama is using an Executive Order to appoint a Deficit Commission that has been rejected by Congress. Obama has selected Erskine Bowles, an old Clinton Democrat Socialist and Alan Simpson, the former Republican Senator from Wyoming to co-chair this Commission. Of course, it will be a complete waste of time because none of the suggestions are binding on Congress. Further, why is a Commission needed anyway? Obama proposed a budget of $3.8 Trillion for 2011, which will result in a deficit of $1.6 Trillion. In other words, President Obama wants to spend $1.6 Trillion more than the federal government will have in revenues for 2011.

We don't need a Commission to tell us that to prevent the deficit, the federal government must either raise taxes by $1.6 Trillion, even more than the result of allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire, which will automatically happen at the end of 2010, or the government must cut spending by $1.6 Trillion in 2011. The Democrat Socialists on the Commission will push for even more tax increases rather than cut spending. The Republicans on the Commission will push for spending cuts rather than raise taxes. And, then there will be those in the middle that will want to split the difference. What other possible solutions can there be?

Let there be no doubt that President Obama is attempting to use this Deficit Commission as cover to raise taxes on all Americans even though he repeatedly promised that he would only raise taxes on those making more than $200,000 a year. Obama has said that he is now "agnostic" about raising taxes, which means that to fund all of his Socialist Schemes, if he needs to raise taxes on all, Obama will do it. But, this should be no surprise.

The Obama Trillion dollar deficits projected for each of the next ten years are simply not sustainable. If Obama is not stopped, his Socialist Schemes will cause the economic collapse of the United States. We cannot allow that to happen. Now, Obama wants to meet with Republicans to discuss a bi-partisan approach to his HealthScare Plan as long as it means passing the 2,700 page monstrosity enacted by Democrat Socialists Reid and Pelosi. The Republicans should boycott this meeting. It is a sham. We want NO COMPROMISE on any of Obama's Socialist Schemes including HealthScare, CAP & TAX and all other tax increases, or limits on our freedoms.

We must elect common sense Conservatives in 2010 and 2012 to effectively end the Obama Presidency sooner than later. We don't need a Deficit Commission that will recommend raising taxes to fund all of Obama's Socialist Schemes. Instead, we need Conservatives in office that support a balance budget, lower taxes and less regulation, limited government, free market capitalism, term limits, energy independence, a strong military, the sanctity of life and family values. The time is now to sweep the Democrat Socialists, including Obama, from office. The tidal wave is coming. We can do it in 2010 and 2012. We will do it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Democrat Socialists - Another One Bites The Dust

Two term Democrat Socialist Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana has announced that he will not seek relection in 2010. Bayh now joins other high profile Senate Democrats Dorgan and Dodd that have pulled out of their reelection races. Bayh was considered a "moderate" Democrat, which means he was not as left wing as Obama, Reid and Pelosi; but the fact is that Bayh talked like a fiscal moderate and then voted with the Democrat Socialists 72% of the time. I suppose that makes him better than Senator Chuckie Schummer of New York or Congressman Barnie Frank of Massachusetts; but not by much. It is true that Bayh was critical of Obama's deficit spending; though Bayh did vote for Obama's $787 Billion SwindleUS Plan. The fact is that there really is no such thing as a moderate Democrat. They are all Socialists when push comes to shove.

However, this was a big surprise. Bayh, a former Governor of Indiana and son of Birch Bayh, a former Senator of Indiana, was popular in Republican Indiana and was favored to win reelection; though in the last few weeks former Republican Senator Dan Coates entered the race who is also very popular. Bayh may have seen the writing on the wall, which would have been his defeat. Bayh complained that he was pulling out of the race and another term in the US Senate because of extreme Democrat Socialist and Republican partisanship in Washington DC. What a cry baby!! Bayh was also no Obama supporter. Of course, it is what it is because of the polarization of American politics. Today, there are Socialists and Conservatives, with just a few exceptions, in Congress and nothing in between so naturally they have little in common and everything becomes a big fight. It is impossible for true Conservatives to "reach across the aisle" because the aisle is so far to the left of center in the Democrat Socialist Party that it is over a cliff. In fact, we don't want Conservatives doing any reaching across the aisle. We want Conservatives doing every thing possible to defeat all of Obama's Socialist Schemes to safe guard our freedoms. With the exception of national defense, we absolutely want to see President Obama fail if his success means higher taxes and bigger government at the expense of our freedoms.

The state of Indiana is now in play. While Bayh may have won reelection, the state of Indiana is now leaning Republican. Bayh is just one more Democrat Socialist running away from Obama, Reid and Pelosi like rats on a sinking ship. And, Bayh pulled out just 24 hours before the deadline date to file even though he raised $13 million for his reelection. As of the time of this posting, a no name Democrat Socialist candidate is a 1,000 signatures away from getting her name on the ballot. If she fails to do so, Democrat Socialists will have to write in a name if they want to vote for a Democrat Socialist in November, which is a severe disadvantage.

There is a tidal wave coming in 2010 and 2012 and the Democrat Socialists know it. There will be more Democrat Socialist defections, retirements etc. in the next few months and years; just wait and see. And, don't be surprise if Obama is not challenged in a primary if his poll ratings continue to fall. The tsumami is coming that will sweep Democrat Socialists out of control in Washington. To do so, We The People will elect Common Sense Conservatives that support a balanced budget, limited government, lower taxes, less regulation, free market capitialism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. With each Democrat Socialist that bites the dust, we get closer to our goal of taking back the Congress in 2010 and making Obama a one term President in 2012. We are fighting for our country and our freedoms. We can do it. We must do it.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chairman Obama Plans To Use Executive Orders

Like in Communist countries run by Dictators, Chairman Obama is planning to use Executive Orders to bypass the Congress to enact his domestic initiatives on energy and the environment. As it is now, Republicans in the Senate have been able to use parlimentary manuevers to stop, or at least slow down many of Obama's Socialist Schemes to "tranform" America. While the House of Representatives, run by Democrat Socialist Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, has enacted many left wing bills, they are all bottled up in the Senate where they are not likely to see the light of day. As a result, President Obama plans to ignore the will of the people and use the stroke of his pen to enact CAP & TAX through administrative regulations implemented by the Environment Protection Agency. Of course, this will all be challenged in the courts; but in the mean time tremendous damage will be done to our economy.

And, it is going to get even worse if the Republicans regain control of the one or both Houses of Congress in 2010, which seems likely. Clearly, if that happens, Obama's Presidency will effectively be over because Republicans will not support any of his Socialist Schemes. So out of desperation and a recognition that Obama does not care if he is a one term President, Obama is scheming with his left wing cabinet officers to concoct ways to use Executive Orders to do what he will not be able to get done by act of Congress. If Obama goes down this road, we must organize massive Tea Party protest in the streets around the country to express our disapproval and stop the President in his tracks.

President Obama is a Socialist, which becomes clearer by the day. The President is seeking to "transform" the United States into a big government, high tax, high regulation Socialist nation. Further, Obama is not giving up on his HealthScare and SwindleUS II Plans. All should know that Obama is a threat to our basic freedoms and a clear and present danger to our country. President Obama wants to exert more goverment control over every aspect of our lives including our energy use, health care, the foods we eat and our general way of life for "our own good". In the process, Obama is bankrupting our country. We cannot allow this to happen not just because it will limit our freedoms; but because it will destroy our economy and our country as defined by our Founding Fathers. We will not allow this to happen.

We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing commons sense Conservatives that believe in free market capitalism, limited government, a balanced budget, lower taxes, less regulations, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values. We must work together to make Obama a one term President for the good of our people and our country. We can do it. We must do it.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Michelle Obama - The First Lady Of Fat

Nancy Reagan Just Said No to drugs when she was First Lady. Barbara Bush took on literacy as her mission as First Lady. Hillary Clinton focused on Heath Care, which turned into a fiasco; sound familiar. Laura Bush again turned to literacy and woman's rights overseas as First Lady. Now Michelle Obama has decided that her mission as First Lady will be obesity. In fact, to demonstrate her concern, she has even called out the Obama's young daughters by telling us that they have more body fat than is healthy. I can see it now. The Mommie Dearest book written by the Obama girls because their mother Michelle has publically called them FAT. What is the matter with this woman? Imagine the embarrassment for these young girls who are at an age when teasing can be fierce even for the First Children. And, what is the point? Obama's children look just fine at least on TV. Maybe they are not model skinny; but then who is? To be honest, it is Michelle that looks a little wide on TV; but in fairness the new wide screen TV's make everyone look wider so maybe Michelle is just fine too.

Most important, under Michelle Obama's direction, we will now have the obesity police in government lecturing the majority of Americans, that are over weight, that we are too FAT as though that is not evident to each of us. The question is how will this turn into punative legislation. There are Democrat Socialists that want to tax junk food, fast food, foods with sugar including cereals, foods with FAT etc. etc. Remember, Democrat Socialists will use any excuse to levy a new tax and gain greater control over our lives. They just eat it up, pun intended.

Here are the facts. When I was at univesity, I ate fast food every day; but just once a day. Ok, Ok, it wasn't very healthy; but it worked for me. I was never thinner at 135 pounds soaking wet, however, I got lots of exercise in my part time job. The point it that it wasn't the fast food that was the problem at all. It was caloric intake, or the lack there of and exercise that helped me maintain my 27 inch boyish waist. And, no I was not on drugs at the time.

Obesity in the United States is the result of many factors that include age, genetics, affluence that allows us to buy and eat lots and lots of food and desk jobs rather than farm or factory work that used to provide daily exercise. And then there are the conveniences like dish washers, clothes dryers, TV remote controls and a phone in every room, or cell phones that do not even require us to leave an arm chair. Many people on welfare that are FAT too as a result of food stamps and the foods they choose to buy and eat and their lack of physical activity. So this is not necessarily a rich/poor thing.

No one is saying that obesity is good. Certainly, it would be better if the majority of people in the United States that are FAT lose weight, me included because it will probably result in longer life. My concern is where the federal government may be going with all of this. We don't need Mother Michelle telling us that obesity is bad. We know that as evidenced by the fact that at any given time half the people in the United States are on one fad diet or another. In fact, there is a multi-billion dollar, huge diet industry in the United States when the only diet that matters is the one that involves eating less food and exercising more often to burn calories. Gosh, I should write a book about my diet plan.

The Obama's are Democrat Socialists that seek to control our lives. They want to govern the foods we eat, the energy we use and the lessons we teach our children etc. etc. Michelle Obama's focus on obesity is just one more attempt to extend the power of the federal government. It will be the basis for new taxes; just wait and see. We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing commons sense Conservatives. It is none of Michelle Obama's business concerning what we eat. Maybe Michelle should focus on literacy because there are many people in the United States that cannot read food labels; but that is another posting. Michelle needs to worry about what she eats so that by the time she is sixty year old, Michelle doesn't look even wider on TV.

At a time when President Obama is bankrupting our country with Trillions of dollars in deficit spending, it is clear that we must focus on a higher priority than obesity as a national focus for Michelle Obama like maybe helping people who don't have jobs. Of course, I suppose when Obama raises taxes on all Americans, we will have less money to spend on food so maybe that is part of Michelle's plan. Mrs. Obama, in case you have not heard, there are millions of Americans out of work; about 17% of the adult population. The least of their worries is obesity. In fact, the unemployed are no doubt concerned about how they are going to feed their families not so much what they are going to feed their families. It is very clear that the Obama's are out of touch with the American people. We have to take back our country by making Obama a one term President in 2012 and taking back the Congress in 2010 to effectively end the Obama Presidency even sooner. We can do it. We must do it.

P.S. Mrs. Obama, FAT people vote so I would be careful about offending half the country. On the other hand, go ahead, tell them every day that they are FAT, FAT, FAT. I am sure that it will help the President's poll ratings.

Friday, February 12, 2010

What Is Happening In Washington DC?

During his State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed his $100 Billion SwindleUS Plan II, "jobs bill" that again was packed with pork even though $500 Billion out of the SwindleUS Plan I has not even been spent yet. Then the Congress began work on SwindleUS II. Here is where it gets really interesting. Democrat Socialists in the House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi went even further by concocting a $174 Billion SwindleUS Plan II. In the spirit of bi-partisanship, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democrat Socialist Senator Max Baucus of Montana proposed $104 Billion SwindleUS Plan II that presumably would be passed by the Senate. Then out of no where, Democrat Socialist Majority Leader Harry Reid uninlaterally decided that the Senate would only consider a scaled down SwindleUS Plan II of $35 Billion. What is happening in Washington DC? The answer is a simple; NEVADA.

Senator Harry Reid is way behind the top four potential Republican candidates by 10 points or more; one of whom will challenge Reid in November. This is even with spending millions of dollars for TV ads. Reid's approval rating in Nevada is down to 30%. In fact, Senator Harry Reid may be the most hated man in Nevada. Remember, Nevada has 13% official unemployment and probably 18%, when all are counted and the highest foreclosure rate in the country.

President Obama has cost Nevada hundreds of millions of dollars in convention and tourist business and thousands of jobs by constantly discouraging people from going to Las Vegas to "blow" their money. The Democrat Socialist Mayor of Las Vegas has called Obama a failure and has said that if he comes to town, he will personally boot Obama out of town. Senator Harry Reid, who is closely tied to Obama, is fighting for his political survival. Reid has finally figured out that he must distance himself from anything Obama if he has any chance of winning in November. Of course, it is too late. Senator Reid has carried Obama's water concerning HealthScare, CAP & TAX, bail outs, tax increases and more regulations that will hurt small business. As such, Harry Reid really needs to start planning for his retirement because it is coming next November.

However, this is all symthomatic of Obama's approval rating around 46% and the Democrat Socialist losses in Virginia, New Jersey and especially Massachusetts. The fact is that Democrat Socialists are now in a state of disarray because they see the tidal wave coming next November. There is a very good chance that Republicans will regain control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Everyone knows that a vote for a Democrat Socialist for Congress is a vote for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid; both of whom are very unpopular and even hated around the country. Pelosi and Reid are viewed as corrupt political leaders, who practice back room, Chicago style dirty politics, which is probably the reason the approval rating for Congress is only about 26%. As such, Democrat Socialists are scurrying around like rats on a sinking ship moving as far away from Obama, Pelosi and Reid as possible. The problem is how can Reid move away from Reid. It is not going to work, Harry.

And now, though Obama has said repeatedly that he will not raise taxes on people making less than $200,000 if single and $250,000 if married, Obama recently said that he is appointing a Deficit Commission and that all options are on the table. This is the Two Faces of Obama. The reality is that the Trillion deficits that are projected by the Obama Administration in each of the next ten years is just not sustainable. Obama knows it. So, it is either cut spending dramatically, which is what should happen, or raise taxes on everyone. Since Obama is a Democrat Socialist, who wants to grow the government, if we don't stop him, ultimately he will raise taxes on all Americans. But it will back fire because higher taxes actually result in lower tax revenues to the government because the private sector is retarded by higher taxes.

While it is fun to watch the Democrat Socialists in disarray, it is dangerous. As such, we must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 by electing Conservatives that support a balanced budget, term limits, smaller more limited government, a strong national defense including fighting Terrorism, the sanctity of life and family values. We must make Obama a one term President and effectively end his Presidency in 2010 by taking back the Congress. We can do it. We will do it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Obama Taking Credit For Iraq - Ridiculous

The Obama Administration is taking credit for success in Iraq. Vice President Joe Biden is claiming it may be one of the "great" accomplishments of the Obama Presidency. This is both laughable and completely ridiculous. Both Obama and Biden, when they served in the Senate, were opposed to the Surge of troops ordered by President Bush that resulted in the success we see today. If not for that "success", it would be impossible to bring most of our troops home. Biden even advocated dividing Iraq into three countries. Democrat Socialist Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid declared the "war is lost" a few years ago. These Democrat Socialist politicians must be on medical marijuana because they are clearly all delusional.

The fact is that it was Senator John McCain that pushed for the Surge long before it was ordered by President Bush. McCain visited Iraq and met with the Generals and Iraqi's to determine the right strategy. Bush finally agreed and sent the troops in. The point is that ultimately President George Bush made the right decision needed to get the job done in spite of uniform Democrat Socialist opposition. However, let's face it, we may not know the end of the story in Iraq for years. So before any President declares "mission accomplished" or attempts to take credit for success in Iraq, we better wait to see what happens in the next five or ten years. It would be nice though for President Obama to finally say that President Bush did something right instead of trying to take credit for the former President's good decisions that worked, including stabilizing the financial system, and then blaming Bush for every problem known to man.

President Obama has a real problem with accepting personal responsibility for his actions. For Obama, the buck seems to stop every where else; but his desk. The SwindleUS Plan was a complete failure, which is the reason we still have high unemployment. If the economy recovers at all, it will be because of the FED's cheap money policy, which is monetary policy, not Obama's fiscal policy. In fact, the economy would have come back long ago if not for Obama's fiscal policy. Obama has over reached specific to his HealthScare Plan and thus far it has resulted in complete failure and protests in the streets. Obama's left wing foreign policy has created a more dangerous world as Iran is nearer than ever to the development of nuclear weapons; another Obama failure. Rather than taking credit for Bush's successes, when is Obama going to admit his own failures?

It doesn't matter, we all know that the President Obama is Jimmy Carter II, which is the reason we must make Obama a one term President in 2012. Those of us old enough to have lived through the Jimmy Carter years remember well those miserable four years. It wasn't morning in America again until Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980. We must take back the Congress in 2010 by electing common sense Conservatives to effectively end the Obama Presidency even sooner. We can do it. We must do it.

P.S. Biden also said that people who are opposed to the Obama Administration's Socialist Schemes are just a small group. Where was Biden when Republicans won in Virginia, New Jersey and especially Massachusetts? Ironically, it may very well be that Republicans will win both Obama and Biden's old Senate seats in Illinois and Delaware next November. Maybe then both Obama and Biden will get the message. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE MAD AS HELL AND A TIDAL WAVE IS COMING.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Big Government - The Balloon Has Finally Burst

During the last 100 years various Presidents, Congresses and the Courts of both political parties have expanded the role of the federal government in our lives way beyond anything the Founding Fathers could ever have imagined. Remember, one of the final straws for the American colonists was a tax on tea; though it was symbolic of a bigger issue, which was taxation without representation. Today, we have government intrusion in our lives from birth to marriage to death and everything in between. It just never stops. WE HAVE HAD IT!

Let's start with Home Owner Associations, prevalent in many areas of the country, which are quasi-governmental entities that functoin in place of local government as a means of extracting more tax in the form of HOA dues to deal with things like private streets, parks and other common areas. As someone who has served on an HOA Board in a community with 3,500 homes, I can say from experience that HOA Boards are in place to enforce the rules for the "common good". Most of the time, what is done makes sense; however, there is an HOA industry in the form of property management companies and attorneys who specialize in the management of HOA's whose livelihood is often tied to legal strife. There have been numerous publicized examples of HOA enforcement practices that are often ridiculous. Many of us have our HOA Board looking over our shoulders related to the appearance of our property and what we can or cannot do on our property. Don't get me wrong, I do not want to see cars parked on the front lawn; but HOA's are just one more entity in the over lay of bureacracy that we deal with every day.

Then there is city, county and state governments that levy income, sales, property and a variety of other taxes and user fees that never seem to end. These are the bureacrats that require all the permits and licenses for virtually everything we do; birth certificates, driving licenses, marriage licenses, car licenses, fishing licenses, gun permits, building permits etc. etc. Our son even had to get a boat license in California for an eight foot, inflatable rubber dingy. And of course for any company that does business in multiple state and local jurisidictions, we have to deal with state and local laws applicable to our businesses and file tax returns where ever we have generated income.

Finally, there is the beast of all beasts, the US federal government that has grown far beyond any limitations in the US Constitution. This has happened by Congressional action, Executive Order and Court Rulings that "interpret" the Constitution. This is the reason why Democrat Socialists will always demand that nominees for judicial positions state emphatically that they will adher to precedents and case law that has allowed the expansion of federal authority in the last 100 years. It is these precedents that have allowed for the expansion of government because the words are just not there in the Constitution to allow for all the federal powers that have limited our freedoms. And, the federal government is the entity that confiscates aggregious personal and corporate income and estate taxes so they can spend and spend and spend our hard earned money on pork barrel projects.

President Obama is the culmination of this process. Obama is a Democrat Socialist who see government as the solution rather than the problem. Obama supports tax and spend to grow the government as a pay back to his public employee union supporters to the point of bankrupting our country. As such, President Obama is the poster child for the last 100 years. While we have had creep for years eroding our freedoms, Obama is so blatant in his efforts specific to HealthScare, CAP & TAX, higher taxes and more regulations that he is the reason that the balloon has finally burst and the American people are in open revolt.

We The People have had it, which is the reason for the Tea Party Movement and all the protests in the streets. We will no longer allow the erosion of our freedoms and further, we intend to take back the power that we delegated to the federal government. Government that governs least, governs best. Government is almost always the problem, not the solution. In other words, we are saying loud and clear HELL NO to Obama and the Democrat Socialists that control Congress. Their vision for America is not our vision. We don't want federal or state government intrusion in every aspect of our lives. We want the government confined to very narrow purposes like national defense; a national currency, foreign policy, building of infrastructure; in other words the things we cannot do for ourselves.

We must elect Conservatives in 2010 and 2012 to take back our country and restore it to the original vision of our Founding Fathers. In doing so, we will reject President Obama's goal to "tranform" our nation into a Socialist country. We must take back the Congress in 2010 and make Obama a one term President in 2012. We can do it. We must do it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Obama - Significant Sanctions On Iran?

President Obama has finally realized that Iran has been playing games with the West for years in reference to its development of nuclear weapons; gosh what a surprise! Obama stated that he has "bent over backwards" trying to engage Iran in "constructive" dialogue. Since all of that has failed, like so many other Obama initiatives, Obama is now going to the United Nations to seek "significant sanctions". Oh really? President Obama is very young, naive and inexperienced. Obama is a narcissist who believes he is so loved around the world that of course, our enemies will do what is in America's interest. Well guess what Mr. President, it doesn't work that way.

So now we will see if Obama can exert political power as he deals with the Russians and the Chinese that are supplying the Iranians with critical materials, which is allowing Iran to build their nuclear capabilities. I suspect that Obama will be told to pound sand because the Russians are making billions from there Iranian trade and the Chinese need Iranian oil. As such, they are not likely to support "significant sanctions". Obama is Jimmy Carter II, which is very dangerous as we are confronted with the Terrorist Threat. Let there be no doubt, that if Terrorists had access to nuclear or biological weapons, they would detonate them in American cities. That is the reason why we cannot allow the Iranians to develop nuclear weapons. Iran is a state sponsor of Terrorism and Terrorists. We are already at war, by proxy with Iran.

Unfortunately, President Obama is weak and incapable of dealing with Iran because he has no credibility, or national defense credentials. Oh where oh where is Ronald Reagan when we need him. We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012 to protect our national security. Democrat Socialists are generally weak on national defense because they do not understand that our enemies are real. This is not a make believe world. Democrat Socialists cannot be trusted to protect our nation. We must elect Conservatives that understand the Terrorist Threat and who will support a strong national defense. We can do it. We must do it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Planned Parenthood - Radical Left Wing Agenda

In a new report, the International Planned Parenthood Federation is advocating that children as young as 10 years old be given extensive sex education, including "an awareness of sex's pleasures". The report, Stand and Deliver charges that religious groups specifically Catholics and Muslims deny their young access to comprehensive sexual programs and education. Bert Koenders, the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation, wrote in a forward to the report that "Young people have the right to be informed about sexuality and to have access to contraceptives and other services" presumably meaning abortion services. This report argues that "sex education should be "recast" to show sexuality as a "positive force for change and development, as a source of pleasure, an embodiment of human rights and an expression of self".

It is very clear that Planned Parenthood espouses a radical, left wing agenda designed to deny parent's any legitimate role in educating their children specific to both religious beliefs and sex education in general. This left wing, radical organization receives about a third of its funding, $349.6 million in 2008 from the US Government in grants and contracts; even though the Hyde Amendment specifically prohibits the federal funding of abortion. In addition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, of Microsoft fame, is a major contributor to Planned Parenthood. Shame on them.

In any case, those of us that believe in traditional religious and family values have no problem with sex education at an appropriate age. It is the content that we question. Sex education should include a strong recommendation that sex in a loving relationship and marriage is the ultimate fulfillment of "self" and that "hooking up for one night stands" at any age can lead to sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. This is not fear mongering; but rather just a dose of reality. The message to unmarried teenagers should be that abstinence is best. Maybe it would also be good that rather than teach sex education to pre-teens, we make sure that ten year old's learn Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and a little History before we teach kids as young as five about masturbation, a lesson advocated in a UN report. This is cultural insanity.

The fact is that Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions and contraceptives in the United States. Abortion is big business for Planned Parenthood at $500 for a 20 minute procedure. Let's face it, abortion is a real money maker for Planned Parenthood. Thank God, there are many pro life organizations in the United States, often directly across the street from Planned Parenthood abortion mills, in place to counsel young women about adoption and other resources in the event the choice is made to keep the baby. Planned Parenthood pushes for partial birth abortion and fights any laws that would restrict abortion in any way including parental notification. Keep in mind, a public school cannot even give a minor an aspirin, or allow a kid to go on a field trip without parental notification and approval; but in many states a public school often can refer a young girl for an abortion without parental notification and approval. This is outrageous.

We have to take back our country to restore common sense cultural values. Planned Parenthood and other secular organizations like them, often supported by Democrat Socialists, have done more to harm the United States than any enemy ever could. Let's not forget that Planned Parenthood is composed of Obama's Peeps. Birds of a feather flock together. We must elect Conservatives in 2010 and 2012 committed to family values. That does not mean adoption of Islamic Fascism; but rather Judeo-Christian values that recognize the sanctity of all human life and right and wrong. Teaching young children that casual sex is right just for the fun of it, is wrong, no matter how good it may feel for the moment. It is just that simple. We must take back our country in 2010 and 2012. We can do it. We will do it.