Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Limousine Liberals & The Vote On The National Debt Ceiling

While millions of Americans, many of whom are out of work, are dining on macaroni and cheese and hot dogs and driving clunkers,  Obamanistas are driving around in style as the federal government has increased its limousine fleet by 73% since Obama was elected President.   In fact, the limo fleet has grown from 238 to 412 and the preferred vehicle of choice is the Cadillac DTS.   While admittedly these Limousine Liberal Socialists are not driving around in Mercedes because that would be gosh, a Caddy fully equipped with bullet proofing, as needed, probably cost in excess of $100,000 each.   A standard DTS is about $50,000.  First, why do they need so many Limos.   And, second, what is wrong with Chevys or Buicks?

Clearly both our President and others in government are out of touch with the American people.  There are more than 20 million Americans either out of work, under employed working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work while the Obama Administration is increasing the federal government Limousine fleet.   And, this is happening when we will have a $1.6 Trillion dollar deficit this year.   Obama is borrowing 40 cents for every dollar that he spends increasing our National Debt faster than at any time in American history.   This is fiscal insanity.  

In the mean time, the Socialists in Congress and the President have demanded a vote to raise the National Debt Ceiling by $2.4 Trillion so that Obama can borrow even more money pushing our country toward bankruptcy.  In an act of political brilliance, calling the Socialists bluff,  Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is going to allow this vote to go forward.  Of course, this is just political theater because the vote will go down in flames as all Republicans vote against it along with many Socialists that fear the repercussions of voting to raise the Debt Ceiling without corresponding cuts in spending.   Since Socialists now see that they have been bamboozled, they are now saying they will vote against raising the Debt Ceiling without pre-conditions because the Republicans are not "sincere".  The reality is that the Socialists are scared to death of being on record raising the Debt Ceiling without spending cuts.  

The increase in Limousines to the federal fleet is symthomatic of a much bigger problem.   Spending in Washington is simply out of control.   Socialists cannot vote for a balanced budget because it would mean cutting off their PEEP's, the 47% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all and who are takers not makers and the public employee union members that are feeding at the trough.   We will never see proper fiscal management of the federal government as long as Socialists are in control, which is the best reason we must sweep them out of office in 2012 and 2014.   Most of these characters should be in jail not in Congress for continuing the deficit spending that is bankrupting our country.

We have got to elect common sense Conservatives in 2012 and 2014, including making Obama a one term President, that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our nation.  

We have to take our country back in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Limousine Liberals and Socialists out of office.   We can do it.   We must finish the job we started in 2010 to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  These Socialists should be driving around in clunkers not Cadillacs; that's for sure.      

Monday, May 30, 2011

California Government Employment - Out Of Control

There are about 36 million people living in the state of California give or take a few million illegal aliens.  Of those about 2.4 million people in California work for local, state or federal governments, which is about 7% of the state's population.   So for every 100 people that live in California, there are 7 providing various government services to those people.   About 1.656 million people work for local government.   Roughly, 488,000 are state employees and 254,000 are federal employees.   From December 2007 to March 2011, while the rest of the country and California in particular has experienced serious recession,  the state of California lost just 118,000 government jobs, mostly at the local level.   The state lost a few thousand of those jobs and the federal government actually grew new jobs; surprise, surprise.  

In the four year period from 2007 to 2011, when many companies laid off 10 - 50% or more of their workforce during the down turn, the state of California only shed about 5% of jobs over four years.   No doubt this was done by normal attrition, not real lay offs, as many positions were actually filled when employees retired or quit rather than were eliminated even though all levels of government in California and the federal government experienced huge deficit spending during these years.  

Of course, most of these 2.4 million employees belong to public employee unions.   As such, they are paid  significantly more than similar employees in the private sector, particularly when pension and other benefits are included.  These public employee unions make major donations to Socialist candidates, both in all states and at the federal level, to maintain their power and the ability to continue feeding at the trough.   President Obama, Socialist Members of Congress and all Socialist in California that control the state are owned lock, stock and barrel by these public employee unions that are bankrupting our country and many states, including California. 

So now, Socialists in Washington DC and in California and other states want to raise taxes on the "rich" so that they will pay their "fair share".   Forget about the fact that their PEEP's, about 47% of Americans that vote for Socialists, pay no income taxes at all, or that the top 10% of wage earners probably already pay 70% or more of all income taxes paid in America; it is still not enough for these Socialists and their public employee union bosses.  In fact, Socialists will not be happy until they confiscate all personal wealth to redistribute to their PEEP's and public employee union members in the name of "social justice". Of course, in doing so they will kill the goose that laid the golden egg and destroy our country in the process. 

Despite cutting a few government jobs here and there, government is still growing at a alarming rate, which will not only will bankrupt our country; but is a threat to our freedom.   California is bleeding jobs as companies leave the state because of high taxes, environmental wacko and crazy employment laws.   What is left behind are takers not makers.  Even though California has among the highest taxes in the country, delusional Socialists in California want to raise taxes even more.   There have been no meaningful cuts in California of public union employees.   The end result has been Billions in deficit spending and borrowing for years.   California bonds are actually junk bonds.  California has to pay 6 - 8% interest to attract investors in a 2 - 3% market.   California is just another Greece.   The United States is not far behind as we reach our $14.3 Trillion debt ceiling this summer. 

It is time for states like California and the federal government to make major cuts in spending and that means cutting the size of government by laying off millions of government employees at all levels.   Government bureaucracy and regulations are stifling innovation and economic growth.  Cards talk and numbers don't lie.   There have been no meaningful cuts at any level of government.   Normal attrition is not enough to balance state or federal budgets.   Whole departments and agencies must be eliminated.  Redundant programs must be ended.   We don't need a mirror image of government at the federal, state and local levels.  The federal government should focus on core responsibilities like Defense and many other functions like education that are already happening at the state level should be eliminated at the federal level.   If the federal government wants to provide some level of funding for these functions, it can be done as block grants to the states. 

What we need today is radical change to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  This will never happen as long as Socialist are in government, which is why we must sweep Socialists like President Obama out of office in 2012 and 2014.   California may be lost since most of these 2.4 million government employee union members will always vote for Socialists; but we can take back our country.   We must elect common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense including securing our border and fighting Terrorism,, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore solid economic growth and job creation in our country.

California is a lesson in failure.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We can do it.  We must do it to prevent the California contagion from infecting our whole nation. 

Freedom Is Not Free

Since the founding of the United States, American men and women have fought in many wars and military actions ordered by the President to preserve our freedom and democracy.   Aside from the financial cost of these wars borne by the taxpayers,  many have died or been wounded in defense of our country.   Clearly, Freedom Is Not Free.   Preservation of our freedom has come at great cost to our people in blood and treasure.  America has been the arsenal of the world commanding both respect and hatred by many.   We have demonstrated that we can project military power any where, any time, any place on earth like no other nation in history.  

The people of the United States have successfully faced foreign threats to our freedom and democracy; yet we have not fought hard enough to defend our freedom from the internal threats from Socialist creep in the last hundred years.   In fact, today everything we own, everything we do and virtually every action we take is taxed by local, state and federal governments in one way or another in amounts never envisioned by our Founding Fathers.   In addition, all aspects of daily life are regulated so much so that our freedom is threatened.   Government intrusion into our lives is constant and growing.  

At the same time, politicians of both political parties have acted recklessly to bankrupt our country to win re-election to retain power and pay-off their friends.   We currently have a National Debt of more than $14 Trillion, which may be nearly impossible to eliminate.   Social Security and Medicare, which we have all paid into for years to provide benefits in old age, are both facing insolvency because of government mismanagement.  Our public schools stink and fail to properly educate millions of children.  There is a concentration of power among 9 or 10, primarily east coast financial institutions, that nearly resulted in the complete collapse of our financial system in 2008 that would have been far worse than the Great Depression.   As a result of government bail-outs, that were necessary to save the financial system, those banks are even bigger today than they were before the crisis.  These banks and some industrial companies like GM are deemed by the government as "to big to fail", which just insures another financial crisis some time in the future. 

Yes, our freedom is threatened from within by "a club" of politicians of both political parties, public employee and other big unions and a variety of big financial companies that often act in concert against the best interest of the American people to retain their power and economic predominance.   WE THE PEOPLE must wake up and take back our country because many of our elected officials have proven over and again that they cannot be trusted to protect the interests of the American people.   Some of these elected officials should be in jail not in Congress for their corrupt actions over the years. 

WE THE PEOPLE must take back some of the powers we have delegated to our elected officials by adding amendments to the US Constitution to require a balanced budget, term limits for members of Congress and the definition of American citizenship.   We also must gain more authority over government spending, which is out of control, by reigning in the powers of the federal government to more explicitly reflect the original intent of our Founding Fathers.   In essence, we have to role back 100 years of Socialism. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by electing common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our nation. 

We have to take back our country to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We must roll back 100 years of Socialism.   We can do it.  We must do it.   Freedom Is Not Free.   We have work to do.  

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Helping Veterans Help Themselves

As we celebrate Memorial Day to honor Veterans of our Armed Forces, the sad truth is that many current Veterans are unemployed and some are even homeless.   This is a major failure of another multi-billion dollar government agency, in this case the Veterans Administration.  Clearly, we have to do more to help Veterans help themselves after fighting to preserve our freedom.  Since most Veterans enter military service with just a high school education, which does not train anyone to do anything, we can't just let Veterans leave military service without a skill, or path to higher education that is certain.   And, for those Veterans that leave military service with a handicap, we have to do even more. 

First, we should seriously downsize the Veterans Administration and use a big part of the savings to buy private sector services for Veterans that include success-based career development, housing and medical services.   Veterans should be paid their same salaries for two years after leaving the military while they pursue either vocational education and/or community college on their way to a four year college degree.   To be sure no Veteran should leave the military when all is said in done without a marketable skill, or path toward a four year degree.   At the same time, job search counseling, assistance and placement should be provided all Veterans upon leaving the military.   And, the federal government through private sector services, needs to actively market Veterans skills gained in the military so that Veterans are seen as potentially valuable employees in the private sector. 

Veterans hospitals should be eliminated in favor of private sector medical insurance provided Veterans presumably subsidized by the federal government until such time that Veterans are gainfully employed and provided medical insurance through private sector employers.  However, any handicapped Veteran should have medical insurance coverage guaranteed by the federal government one way or another for life. 

The fact that some Veteran's are homeless is a travesty.   When this occurs, it is likely that the inability to find a job is caused by mental of physical impairment.  This is a tougher problem that will require concerted effort to identify those leaving the military that are likely to become homeless.   In some cases, faith based solutions may be the answer; but in all cases,  the federal government needs to work with private sector charitable agencies to make sure that these particular Veterans are cared for one way or another.  

As you will notice, the Blogger supports helping Veterans help themselves, which is the best solution for all Americans in need.   Government may have a role to play, but it should never be the predominate role.   Buying services from the private sector is always the best solution because competition breeds innovation and in the end lower cost than government bureaucracy.   Naturally, President Obama and his Socialist Party would be opposed to most private sector solutions to problem solving because they support tax and spend government solutions that pay off their public employee union friends even when it is bad for the American people.   This is one more reason we must sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 as we take back our country.   Most important, we must help Veterans help themselves as we honor their service to our country.   Bigger government is just not the answer. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Obama's Plan To Bankrupt America

If allowed to pursue their Socialist Schemes, Obama and the Socialists in Congress intentionally plan to bankrupt the United States in their effort to "transform" America.   There is no other conclusion possible.   The Obama Administration has proposed cutting just one Trillion dollars in spending over ten years.    That is about a 100 Billion in spending cuts each year for ten years.   The plan proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan would cut six Trillion dollars over ten years to end deficit spending because Ryan deals with entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid.  Obama's plan presumably would add $15 Trillion dollars or more to the National Debt because Obama refuses to deal with entitlements.   That would mean that we would have more than $30 Trillion dollars in National Debt, in ten years, which is just inconceivable. 

No matter what the Socialists propose, the financial markets will never allow this to happen.   In the short term, however, if allowed to continue along this path, interest rates will rise dramatically as the US would have to pay higher and higher interest rates to attract investors to buy government junk bonds.   Servicing the debt will begin to crowd out all other expenditures.   So there will not be money for national defense, or other vital government functions let alone all the things that are wasteful spending.   And, at some point, there will be an insufficient number of investors willing to buy government bonds at any interest rate.   When that happens, the Federal Reserve will have to print money to monetize the debt, which will lead to the collapse of the dollar (already happening), very high interest rates and inflation and a much lower standard of living for the American people.  These Socialists are out to destroy our country.   As such, WE PEOPLE must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States. 


President Obama and his Socialist Party must take from the makers and give to the takers in our society; the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all; their PEEP's.   They can't win elections any other way.   But this balloon is going to burst and when it does we will have civil strife on our streets.  In the last hundred years, the Socialists have intentionally created a culture of dependency to win elections.   The problem is that if every dollar and asset was taken away from the "rich", which Socialists would love to do,  it would still be impossible to fund all their Socialist Schemes and entitlements for their PEEP's.   Socialists play class warfare to win elections; but as we are seeing in Europe in countries like Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy and in states like California, eventually the rubber hits the road because the financial markets suddenly say enough is enough.   When that happens borrowing more becomes difficult if not impossible, which is the reason richer countries in Europe have had to bail out their Socialist brothers.  What country is going to bail out the United States; certainly not our enemies. 

President Obama and the Socialist Party of the United States are a clear and present danger to our nation as bad as any enemy we have ever faced.  WE THE PEOPLE must now fight hard to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We must sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States by electing common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balance budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our nation. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   This Blogger continues to sound the alarm bells.  Our nation is under threat.   It is time for WE THE PEOPLE to take control because many of our elected representatives of both political parties, but particularly the Socialists, have betrayed our nation.  If these characters worked in the private sector, they would be in jail for their reckless actions.   In China, they would be executed.  The best we can do is throw them out of office in 2012 and 2014 and then put them in jail. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The EPA Gestapo Attacks Again

The Environmental Protection Agency, that has destroyed industry after industry, this time is focused on protecting the Sage Bush Lizard that happens to live in West Texas in the Permian Oil Basin.  In the next six months, the EPA,  Obama's Gestapo and US Fish and Game will determine if the Sage Brush Lizard is an endangered species.   If that happens many oil rigs will have to shut down, which will result in the loss of thousands of jobs.   And, since 20% of current US oil production comes from the Permian Basin in Texas, that means we will be even more dependent on foreign sources for our energy production.    This is crazy. 

This is the same EPA that declared the Delta Smelt in the Sacramento River Delta an endangered species.  The end result has been turning thousands of the richest farm land in the country, in the San Joaquin Valley in California into a dust bowl.   Farmers have been put out of business and more than 27,000 farm workers have lost their jobs.   Wonder why the price of food has gone up.   Aside from the destruction of the US dollar by Obama and the Federal Reserve, we can all thank the Delta Smelt.   This Blogger has always contended that the best way to protect an endangered species is to declare it a delicacy and to grow it as food.   In China, they eat virtually everything that crawls, swims and flies.   Who knows, perhaps the Delta Smelt and Sage Brush Lizards are delicious.   At a minimum, these animals can be used as feed stock to grow other animals that we like to eat. 

In any case, once again the EPA under the direction of Socialist President Obama is the nation's number one job killer.   How long are WE THE PEOPLE going to allow this nonsense to continue?   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists and environmental wackos out of office.   It is time for common sense that will only come when we elect Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.

Time is running out.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States and to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   In doing so, we must close down the EPA Gestapo and stop these wackos from destroying our country and our economy.   Enough is enough.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

US Senate Socialists Vote Down Ryan Budget Plan

Socialists in the US Senate, led by majority leader Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada along with 4 RINO Republicans and one Conservative Republican voted down the budget plan advanced by Congressman Paul Ryan that would have finally balanced the federal budget and ended deficit spending.   It is important to note that Socialists in the Congress have not actually enacted a budget for the past two years.  All Socialists in the Senate voted against the Ryan Plan.   Four Republicans In Name Only (RINO's) that have to go voted against the plan as well.   They were Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.   Conservative Rand Paul of Kentucky also voted against the Ryan Plan; but because he did not think it went far enough in reducing government spending.  

First let's deal with these RINO's.   This Blogger will not donate any monies to various Republican Committees for fear that one dime would go to support RINO's.   I did donate monies to Scott Brown in Massachusetts to help turn Socialist Ted Kennedy's old seat into a Republican seat; but that will not happen again.   Brown is a RINO plain and simple.   A real Conservative needs to challenge Brown in Massachusetts because a RINO is not much better than having a Socialist in office.  Clearly, Conservatives in Maine and Alaska must do all they can to remove Snowe, Collins and Murkowski from office.  It is time for a Tea Party Revolt including a Recall Movement.   These three women are not real Republicans.   They have to go and the sooner the better. 

Now back to the Socialist Party that is attempting the demagogue the Medicare issue.   Congressman Paul Ryan is the only elected official that has put forth a plan to save Medicare, which will go bust by 2024.   ObamaCare cut $500 Billion from Medicare.   Ultimately, doctors and hospitals will refuse to take Medicare patients because government payments are so low.   This is happening now let alone what will take place as payments are cut even more.   The reality is that Seniors on Medicare today are either opting for the Medicare Advantage Program, that Obama is eliminating, which is a private insurance HMO, or many Seniors must by Medigap insurance for $300 - $500 a month in order to find a decent doctor willing to take Medicare.   So the big Socialist lie is that Medicare as a single payer government plan works.   And, if something is not done to save Medicare, as in Ryan's Plan, we will end up with rationed care for Senior Citizens. 

That day is coming because otherwise Medicare is headed for bankruptcy.   If something is not done and quick, those under 54 years old will not have Medicare at all.  The Ryan Plan is basically not much different than the Medicare Advantage Program, which often requires small co-pays.   This Blogger's Mom has been on a Medicare Advantage Private Insurance HMO Program for years and it works just great.     Seniors who want something better should pay a higher premium.   The Ryan Plan provides price supports for the poor; but those that can afford to pay more are asked to pay more for their Medicare just like all other working Americans and members of Congress that have private health insurance. 

Socialist President Obama and all Socialists in Congress will attempt to scare Senior Citizens concerning Medicare to win re-election.   These Socialists, that are bankrupting our country, sing this same song every election.   Hopefully, in 2012 and 2014, the American people, or at least enough of us will be smart enough to sweep these Socialists out of office.    We need to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to end the fiscal insanity.   We must elect Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and create jobs in our country again.

Tell your friends and neighbors that the Socialists are lying about the Medicare Proposal in the Ryan Plan.   In fact, the Ryan Plan will save Medicare for future generations not destroy it.   We have to sweep these lying Socialists out of office.   We can do it.   We must do it to prevent the bankruptcy of our country and to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren. 

EPA - Gestapo Agency - Obama Killing Jobs & Foreign Fiascos

Lisa Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Haynes were forced to testify before the House of Representatives Oversight & and Government Reform Committee concerning EPA over reaching into all aspects of energy production.  The EPA, under direction from Socialist President Obama, is the Administration's Gestapo Agency doing everything they can to delay or prevent the production of carbon based fuels.   Since Obama can't get CAP & TAX enacted by the US Congress to raise the cost of carbon based fuels, the EPA is using the Clean Air and Water Act as its basis to govern oil, coal and natural gas production.   This is happening by Executive Order not laws enacted by the Congress.   Since Obamanistas are doing everything possible to create the scarcity of carbon based fuels, naturally prices are going up. 

Obama stated very clearly when he ran for President that his goal was to see the cost of carbon based energy go up dramatically.   If nothing else, Obama is doing exactly what he said he was going to do.   Don't listen to Obama's words, which some times seem to indicate an easing of restrictions on oil drilling in some areas, look at the Administration's actions.   The Obama Administation has done all it could to hamper carbon based energy production in America costing our country hundreds of thousands of jobs.   But this should be no surprise.   A recent study indicated that Obama's Trillion Dollar SwindleUS Plans 1, 2 and 3 actually cost the US economy a million private sector jobs. 

And, remember the $8,000 Tax Incentive to buy a home.   The fact is that home values continue to fall despite the few months that home sales increased because of the incentive.  Cash for clunkers was a dud too.   Socialists just don't get any of this.   President Obama and the Socialists in Congress think they can continue to tax, spend and regulate their way into job creation and economic growth.   If that were true, then why do we still have real unemployment of about 15%.   Empiracal evidence tells us that Obama's economic plan has been a complete failure.   Cards talk and numbers don't lie.   Obama has added Trillions of dollars to the National Debt and we still have high unemployment.  State and federal government share of spending in the economy has grown to over 40% of GDP.   How is this different than Communism?  Every government job probably cost two in the private sector.   This is actually costing the government tax revenues since government does not pay corporate income taxes. 

We really do need to sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 to restore economic growth and create good jobs again in our country.   Obama and his minions have so mismanaged the economy that they represent a clear and present danger to our nation.   Obama's incoherent management of foreign affairs has also been a complete failure.   Why are earth are we involved in a Civil War in Libya while the dictator in Syria also murders his people and Iran is nearer than ever to having nuclear weapons.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to end the fiscal insanity, reign in the EPA and insure respect for the United States around the world.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

Monday, May 23, 2011

US Supreme Court Gone Wild - Elections Matter

In a 5 - 4 decision of the US Supreme Court, the Court is ordering California to release about half of its convicted criminals as a result of prison over crowding.   So when ever it happens, California will have to release about 46,000 convicted criminals.   Presumably, these will be the least dangerous among those in prison, but who knows.   This decision was primarily driven by the left wing Justices of the Supreme Court appointed by Socialist Presidents, including Obama.   This is clearly the Supreme Court gone wild.  Instead, if California prisons are full, these prisoners should be farmed out to other states, at California expense, where there is space.   In essence, California can outsource its prison population.  Here is an idea.   Why not send some of these prisoners to Mexico as a source of income to Mexico.   

Elections matter.   Socialist Presidents appoint left wing Socialists to the Supreme Court that far outlast their Presidencies.   In fact, one of the most important reasons we must elect a Conservative President in 2012 is the potential appointment of the next Supreme Court Justices that is likely to happen in the next four years.   The Court hangs in the balance.   One vote one way or another will determine if we have a left wing Socialist Supreme Court, or a Conservative Court that supports free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation. 

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014, which also means making sure that the Supreme Court has a majority of Conservatives Supreme Court Justices on the Court.   The only way to make that happen is to make Obama a one term President.  We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Raising The National Debt Ceiling - Time To Say NO

Every so often so that the federal government can borrow our way to bankruptcy,  both Socialists and Republicans have voted to raise the National Debt Ceiling.   To be clear, neither political party has clean hands when it comes to deficit spending and the $14.3 Trillion National Debt.   So once again the dance has begun as supposedly Armageddon will occur in August if the debt ceiling is not raised to allow for more borrowing.   The reality is that Obama and the federal government are borrowing 40 cents for every dollar that they spends.  Of course, Socialist President Obama fully intended to go on spending and spending and spending projecting Trillion dollar deficits each year for the next ten years or longer until the election losses of 2010.  If Obama's economic plan was allowed to prevail to fund all of Obama's Socialist Schemes, theoretically the National Debt would more than double in ten years to $28 Trillion or more. 

However, since Obama never took and passed Economics 101, what the President seemingly does not understand is that the financial markets will never allow the National Debt to reach these levels.  Rating agencies recently fired a shot across the bow, when they threatened to down grade the US credit rating.   If and when that happens, it will mean that the United States will have to pay much higher interest rates to attract foreign investors.   Bonds issued by Greece currently require a 20% or higher interest rate since that country is officially bankrupt.  By comparison, depending on the duration of the US Treasury Bond, US Bonds are going out at 2 - 4%.   But that won't last for long if deficit spending continues. 

If the current level of deficit spending continues raising the National Debt even more, the day of reckoning will come suddenly when the United States puts out an issue and there are no takers.   This is precisely what happened in a two week period when the market for mortgage backed securities collapsed during the financial crisis. If we don't get the National Debt under control, to get investors to invest, the US will have to pay dramatically higher interest rates, which will raise our nation's cost to borrow money crowding out many other expenditures like monies for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. etc.

And/or if things get really bad, there could be an insufficient number of investors to fund our country's expenditures and when that happens, the Federal Reserve will just start printing money, which will lead to the collapse of the dollar (already happening) and very high inflation and interest rates and a lower standard of living for all Americans.   In essence, the United States will be no different than Greece and we will see riots in the streets as those used to being on the dole will no longer receive government support.   Don't think it can't happen because it has happened many times in  world history (i.e. Germany between the World Wars and the Roman Empire) and it is happening around the world today.  

So it is time for our elected representatives of both political parties to just say NO to raising the Debt Ceiling unless a balanced budget Constitutional Amendment and or other spending restrictions and significant cuts are part of the deal.  Socialist President Obama and the Socialists in Congress will never make the cuts needed to bring down deficit spending and the National Debt because it is the basis of their power.  And, the tax increases they always propose instead will never solve the problem because tax increases retard economic growth and kill private sector jobs.  Socialists depend on the 50% of Americans, often on the dole, in one way or another to win elections.   Cutting spending would make their PEEP's angry and they may not vote and as such Socialists will bankrupt the country if it allows them to stay in power, if only temporarily. 

We have to take back our country to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States by sweeping these Socialists out of office, including Obama, and electing Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth, create jobs and prevent the bankruptcy of our country.

It is time to say NO to raising the Debt Ceiling without meaningful measures to end deficit spending and pay down the National Debt.  To get this done we must finish the job we began in 2010 by sweeping Socialists out of office and electing Conservatives.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.     

Country Club Republicans Versus Blue Collar Republicans

There are two Republican Parties, Country Club Republicans and Blue Collar Republicans.  Country Club Republicans, who have served in office, are more prevalent on the east coast, though they can live anywhere.  Many of them graduated from the top universities in the country and all of them probably have family money.   George W Bush was actually a Country Clue Republican with a Texas Twang and as a result he was narrowly elected and then re-elected.  W did not connect with many in the Reagan coalition.  Blue Collar Republicans, my preference, though they too may belong to country clubs, as result of their success are generally self made.   Their money did not come from Daddy.  In many cases, their parents or grandparents were Blue Collar and or clearly "working people".   Very often Blue Collar Republicans worked their way through university and probably did not go to the top schools in the country.  And, Blue Collar Republicans are often the ones that owned small businesses.   The Tea Party is composed of Blue Collar Republicans not Country Club Republicans. 

Most importantly, Ronald Reagan was a Blue Collar Republican.   Reagan came from a small town in Illinois.   His father had many jobs; but succeeded at few.  Reagan graduated from Eureka College in Illinois with a degree in Economics; yes Economics.  Reagan worked his way through university as a Life Guard and part time radio announcer.   To say that Ronald Reagan, who grew up during the Depression, did not come from money and was completely self made is an under statement.  Yet, Ronald Reagan connected with the American people, perhaps like no President in American history, not just because of his sunny disposition and core values; but because he came from America's heartland and was not part of the "elite" ruling class.  

This Blogger will support which ever Conservative Republican wins the nomination to defeat Socialist President Obama and I emphasize the word Conservative not Republican; but my preference is and will always be a Blue Collar Republican.   My dream team is John Kasich, Governor of Ohio and Marco Rubio, Senator from Florida; but I also like Herman Cain, the first African American Conservative running for the Presidency who is an American success story because they are all self made and came from working class people.   But other Republicans also fit this Blue Collar description as well.  Of the announced candidates, Palenty, Gingrich and Santorem also come from Blue Collar working class roots.  The only candidate that does not fit this description is Mitt Romney, presumably the front runner for the nomination. 

Mitt Romney is not only a Country Club Republican, he is unfortunately a convenient Conservative.  Though very successful in business, Romney was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.  Clearly, Romney was not a Conservative when he was Governor of Socialist Massachusetts.  Romney was a sponsor of RomneyCare, the Massachusetts version of ObamaCare.   Romney used to be pro-choice not pro-life.  Romney is known as a flip flopper and therefore true Conservatives are rightly suspect of Romney's Conservative credentials.   Time will tell, but as of now this Blogger is not opening up my check book in support of Mitt Romney.  

We need to nominate a Blue Collar Republican to connect with Independents and enough Blue Dog Ronald Reagan Democrats to defeat Socialist President Obama to win the Presidency and take back our country.  The Presidential election of 2012 will be won or lost in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Nevada and a few other states.  Obama carried these states in 2008.  Obama cannot win if he does not carry the majority of these states again.  As such, the Republican Nominee must carry some or all of these states.   To get there, the Republican must support a common sense platform, which includes support for free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.  

This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.  Equally important, this is the platform that will form the basis of a coalition among Conservative Republicans, Independents, and Blue Dog Democrats.   This is the Ronald Reagan coalition that resulted in landslide victories for Reagan.   We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014.  If the Republicans nominate the right Blue Collar Republican, we can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Obama Proposes $41 Billion For Foreign Aid

Socialist President Obama is proposing $41 Billion for foreign aid up from $37 Billion in last year's budget.   Mr. President, the United States is BROKE.   This Blogger realizes that some times it is necessary to bribe foreign leaders to support American objectives; but since we have given Trillions of dollars away to these "poor countries" since the end of World War II, it is clear that it is often money down a rat hole.  Poor countries in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia are often so corrupt that the money rarely goes to develop their countries.  Instead, the monies are used to support and buy off their military, which often repress the people and/or into the Swiss bank accounts of their leaders.   Enough is Enough.  

The US has a $14.3 Trillion National Debt that grows by the minute.   The federal government is borrowing 40 cents, primarily from foreign countries, for every dollar that it spends.   Obama is asking Congress to raise the debt ceiling so he can borrow even more.   Just imagine a family household that needed to borrow 40% of its' spending each year.  First of all, it could never happen because creditors would not allow it.   Yet, the federal government, addicted to deficit spending, goes on and on leading us toward the bankruptcy of our nation.   WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and say NO, NO, NO, what part of NO don't you understand Mr. President.  

The federal government currently takes in about $2.5 Trillion a year in various tax revenues and fees.   That is two thousand five hundred billion dollars.  It is time for the federal government to live within its means.   That means first funding our national defense to secure our border, fight Terrorism and deal with over all national security.   Our National Defense should always be the first priority.  After that, have at it.  It is time to eliminate many departments, agencies, commissions,  39 czars and most foreign aide.   The federal government has grown from 4 cabinet posts under President Washington to 15 under President Obama.   How about going down to 10 by consolidating departments and eliminating some.   We can do it.   We must do it.  

And, then we must tackle entitlements.   The able bodied should be cut off from federal government support;  no welfare, no food stamps, no subsidized housing, no Medicaid unless they agree to attend two years of training in a trade school.   After that, no support at all should be provided these people.  We have to break the cycle of dependence and this is the way to do it.  Specific to Medicare, Congressman's Paul Ryan's Plan makes perfect sense.   Really poor senior citizens should be provided Medicare at no cost.   All others should be paying at 20% - 50% of the cost for Medicare based on total assets, not just Social Security income.   Working Americans do not need to subsidize senior citizen vacations and or lifestyles.   Medicaid for the poor is bankrupting the states.  If the federal government wants to provide Medicaid for the poor, then the federal government should pay for it; plain and simple.  

Managing the federal budget and ending deficit spending is all about establishing priorities.   We can't have it all.   Of course, Socialists at both state and federal levels always call for tax increases to fund all their Schemes to take care of their PEEP's, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all.  The problem is that tax increases retard economic growth in the private sector and usually result in less tax income to the government; but since Socialists never took and passed Economics 101, they just don't understand this fact.   California is the poster child for Socialist Schemes and planning.  California has the highest taxes in the country; yet continues to experience multi-billion dollar budget deficit each year as companies and jobs have left the state for the last 20 years.   The Socialists running California want to raise taxes even more despite the evidence that it will lead to more job loss and less revenues.  

None of the common sense ideas we need to implement to bring our state and federal spending under control will happen as long as Socialists are in power, which is the reason we must sweep them out of office in 2012 and 2014.   We must make Obama a one term President because he is a clear and present danger to our nation.   We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by electing Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including security our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.  

We have to take back our country.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.    If we don't act in 2012 and 2014 to take back our country, we will see the bankruptcy of our nation.   We can't let that happen.         

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Obama's Betrayal Of Israel & The Middle East Arab Spring

American Jews Wake Up.   In his recent speech on the Middle East, Socialist President Obama reversed 63 years of support for Israel by calling for Israel to go back to its 1967 borders.  That would mean that not only would Israel not have defensible borders; but it would also mean giving up most of Jerusalem, including many holy sites for both Christians and Jews.   Remember, before 1967, Jews were prohibited from visiting these holy sites and Arabs actually destroyed many Jewish synagogues in Jerusalem when they were in control.   There has been a rocky peace in Israel since 1967 because Israel's armed forces have been able to prevent Arab countries and Terrorists from attacking their country.   1967 borders will destroy that peace not preserve it. 

Obama's pronouncement has come at the worst time possible.   Moderate Palestinians, if there are any, have made peace with HAMAS, the Terrorists that control the GAZA Strip.  They are forming a unity government with HAMAS, funded by Iran, that is committed to the destruction of Israel.   HAMAS does not recognize Israel's right to exist.   And, very soon there will be a vote in the United Nations to recognize Palestine as an independent nation.   Now that Obama has called for a Palestine based on 1967 borders that will be the basis for this recognition vote.   Unless the United States vetoes this vote, which is now uncertain, Palestine will be declared an independent country by the United Nations with the 1967 borders.   That will make peace negotiations with Israel impossible.

What I have always found interesting is that American Jews, typically liberal, support Socialists at election time.   Now we have an American President who has betrayed Israel plain and simple.  Aside from various other issues in the US that should cause American Jews to vote for Conservatives,  now that Obama has betrayed Israel, how on earth can American Jews support Obama.   This blogger just does not get it.   Apparently, American Jews have not learned the lessons of history, which is very sad and troubling. 
   
This is all happening during the Arab Spring in the Middle East as peoples in various countries in the Middle East are attempting to get rid of their corrupt, tyrannical governments.   Obama talks about increased American aide to these countries to encourage economic growth.   This Blogger would like to know why their rich Arab brothers in oil rich countries are not solely responsible for helping their poorer Arab neighbors.   Why is American taxpayer money needed to help these Arab countries when oil rich countries are not only their neighbors; but their Arab brothers.   The United States should encourage trade and democracy by moral suasion; but we are BROKE.   We need to close our check book for once and mind our own business to get our own house in order. 

Israel has been a strong US ally since it was founded in 1948.   The Israeli people have built a beautiful country in the Middle East in the midst of Arab dictatorships, poverty and corruption.   Israel shares western Judeo-Christian values, which include democracy and human rights.   Does anyone believe that a Palestinian state will be any different than many other Arab countries.   The West has given the Palestinians billions of dollars to encourage peace and economic development; yet the poverty in Palestine is severe.  A lot of that money is sitting in the Swiss bank accounts of Palestinian leaders.  

Socialist President Obama has betrayed Israel, an American ally, which is just one more reason we must make Obama a one term President in 2012.  In fact, we have to sweep all Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 by electing Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and jobs in our country.  

Every day, Socialist President Obama's actions demonstrate why we must take back our country in 2012 and 2014.  Obama has been a complete failure in foreign policy and management of our economy.   We have to take back our country.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.     

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid - A Crook And Hypocrite

Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader really is a crook.   Those of us who live in Nevada have always known it all along; but now all Americans know it too.   Senator Reid recently tried to end the "subsidies" going to oil companies, presumably deductions that relate to their cost of doing business.   Reid's proposal failed in the Senate because all Republicans; but two and three Democrats from oil rich states voted against it.   In any case, in addition to state and federal corporate income taxes paid by oil companies that amount to about 40% or more of their pre-tax profits, oil companies also pay an 18% royalty to the federal government for every barrel of oil they take from federal government lands.   So if they earn $100 for a barrel of oil the federal government and or American taxpayers get $18 in return for this valuable resource.   So any Socialists who says that oil companies do not pay their fair share as is the case with companies like GE (Obama's Pals) that paid no corporate income taxes at all in 2010 are just plain liars. 

Though the American taxpayer is paid for oil resources that come from federal lands, the same cannot be said for gold, uranium or other minerals mined from federal lands.   In fact, mining companies pay nothing in royalties to the American or Nevada taxpayers for the minerals mined on federal lands thanks to Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada.   Since the federal government owns 86% of Nevada land, the state of Nevada gets not one penny from mining companies taking minerals out of Nevada,which  has the highest foreclosure and unemployment rates in the country.   Nevada is experiencing a $1.2 Billion budget deficit so the fact that Nevada doesn't get a dime for its resources is criminal, again thanks to none other than Dirty Harry. 

In fact, while various members of Congress have tried to enact royalties for mining over the years, Senator Dirty Harry Reid has blocked these laws every time.   Are you wondering why?   First, obviously Nevada has no oil; but mining is Nevada's number two industry after hotels and casinos.   Nevada is rich in various minerals and so is Harry Reid who received $750,000 in campaign contributions from mining companies and the mining association for his last Senate campaign in 2010.   Dirty Harry has been on the take from both mining and casino companies for years. 

This Blogger has often asked the question, how does a Senator making just $174,000 a year maintain two homes (even if one is in a desert hell hole) and somehow become a millionaire after serving years in office.    Dirty Harry is the poster boy for crooked deals.   Everyone in Nevada knows about Harry's shady real estate deals; but in his latest scam, Dirty Harry had his campaign pay $26 for his worthless book, which was then sent out to people who donated monies to his Republican opponent's campaign.   Dirty Harry inscribed the book with a "No Hard Feelings" comment.  What a crook!!  So how much did Dirty Harry make on this book deal scam?  And, by the way Dirty Harry and Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi have made sure that significant contributors in their state or district have been given ObamaCare Waivers.  I wonder how much those waivers cost?

Senator Dirty Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the US Senate is a crook and another important reason we must sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014.  In addition to making Socialist President Obama a one term President, we must take back the US Senate and finish the job we started in 2010.   To do so, we must elect commons sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.  

Crooks like Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid are one more reason we must take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We can to it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.        

Government Insanity - LED Light Bulbs To Cost $40 - $50 Each

In the next few years, regular light bulbs will be banned by the Federal government.   At this time, it is estimated that new, more energy efficient LED bulbs, that contain mercury, will cost between $40 and $50 each depending on the wattage.   And, when these LED bulbs break or burn out, the mercury content will require special disposal because mercury is a hazardous substance.  Are these elected officials who voted for this ban nuts?   Apparently so!!  Many people, presumably the 50% that pay no income taxes at all will have to choose between food and light bulbs.   Certainly, senior citizens who live on Social Security will not be able to afford these new light bulbs.  I can tell you that this Blogger is stocking up on regular light bulbs of all sizes to avoid the government ban.   Clearly any energy savings that may come from these LED bulbs will be eaten up by their extraordinary cost. 

While this is a bonanza for light bulb makers like GE (Obama's pals), that paid no federal income taxes in 2010, this is another case of government gone wild.   So instead of developing a common sense 50 year energy plan that will not only make the US energy independent and bring down the cost of energy, Socialists, like President Obama, are doing everything possible to raise energy costs, which will result in lower economic growth, a loss of millions of jobs and a lower standard of living for the American people.   This is social engineering that makes no sense. 

I just hope that all see the light and act to sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 by electing common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government that stays out of the light bulb business, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real energy, education and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of Americans and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.  

This silly light bulb fiasco is just one more reason we must take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   Government is simply out of control.   WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and take back our country to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We can do it.   We must do it.  In the meantime, unless you want to pay $40 - $50 for a light bulb, it is time to stock up.         

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Socialists Create A Culture Of Dependency

Ever since Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Socialists have been busy creating a culture of dependency in the United States.  The end result is that we are a weaker people because of it.  And, Socialists, though presumably with good intentions have destroyed the African American family in the United States as the majority of Black children are now born out of wedlock.   Lyndon Johnson's Great Society was the icing on the cake as welfare, food stamps and all sorts of programs were enacted to "help" the poor.  

Today, there are 47 million people on food stamps, roughly 14% of all Americans, more than in the history of the United States.  That is roughly one seventh of all Americans receiving government assistance to buy food.   In addition, in various Title I schools in the inner city, children receive free breakfast and lunch presumably because their parents receiving food stamps can't be trusted to feed them, or pack a lunch.   As such, Socialist President Obama is the Food Stamp and Welfare President.   Clearly, we have lost our way.   This is all happening in the name of "social justice", which are just code words for redistribution of income. 

As such, the elections of 2012 and 2014 are really a debate about Food Stamps or Paychecks.   We need to create an opportunity society where the able bodied are working and not dependent on the government for sustenance.   Of course, the Socialists love this dependence because it is their ticket to continued power as those who are dependent vote for them to continue the dependency.   Look, no one is opposed to feeding needy children, senior citizens and those with physical or mental disabilities that cannot work, but how long should the American tax payer feed those who can work; but choose not to because they do not have the education, or skills to command more than minimum wage.

Obviously, our public education system is broken.   Though it is politically incorrect, we should implement the system used by many foreign countries and that is testing in junior high to determine whether a student is college bound, or should be receiving vocational education in high school and beyond to learn a skill or trade  It is criminal that students graduate from public high schools with neither the ability to read at grade level, nor a skill that will allow them to earn a decent living.   There is absolutely nothing wrong with being an electrician, plumber, carpenter or chef.  Anyone who has had to hire one can attest to the their earning potential.  And, if someone is erroneously put into vocational education because he or she is a late bloomer, there is always the community college system to correct the "injustice" of presuming that the individual was not college material.  In a worse case scenario, we could end up with a doctor who knows how to fix a leaky faucet. 

None of this will happen as long as Socialist are in power at the federal or state levels, which is another reason we must sweep them, including Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.  We must end this culture of dependency that is bankrupting our nation by electing common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, a strong national defense, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and jobs in our country.  

We must take our country back in 2012 and 2014 to end this culture of dependency.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  The best way to take care of the poor is to create jobs in an opportunity society.  We must turn these people into tax payers, not tax users, that contribute to a vibrant and productive America.        

Monday, May 16, 2011

Socialists And The Left Wing Media

The Left Wing Media, which includes CBS, NBC, ABC, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN all of Hollywood and many magazines and newspapers are in business to elect and keep in power Socialists in America.   Does any one believe that the Left Wing Media would remain silent if the President of the United States was a Conservative Republican if gas was nearing $5 a gallon, economic growth was under 2%, real unemployment was at 15%, inflation was going through the roof, our National Debt was at $14.3 Trillion dollars, deficit spending that is bankrupting our country was over a Trillion dollars a year and we were still involved in three wars.

If there was a Conservative Republican President in office, the Left Wing Media would be going nuts and   every night we would hear that the United States was in crisis.   Franklin Roosevelt was the only President in modern times that won re-election four times when unemployment was no less than 8% and in the worst years was over 20%.   The New Deal was a complete failure; yet to hear the Left Wing Media tell it, Roosevelt was the most successful President in American history.   As we approach the Presidential election in 2012, the Left Wing Media will seek to blame Obama's failed economic policy on George W Bush; just wait and see.  The fact is that Socialist President Obama has been a failure as Commander and Chief in foreign policy and a complete failure related to economic policy.   Cards talk and numbers don't lie unless you are a Socialist. 

Socialists don't understand numbers when they are in office.   They will only use numbers when Conservative Republicans are in office to make their case.   This just means that we must work harder in 2012 and 2014 to sweep Socialists, including the President out of office.   Socialists LIE plain and simple.   Case in point is the ED Show.   This Socialist Character recently was talking about the "success" of the GM government bail out to save union jobs.   The fact is that GM has eliminated thousands of union jobs over the years.   And, while financial institutions have paid back bail out monies with interest, GM still owes the American taxpayer billions of dollars that we will never see.   And, the government, namely all of us, has lost money on its stock investment in GM.  Big ED just failed to give us all these numbers because he is a liar night after night on his left wing show. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 and it is not going to be easy because Socialists get so much free propaganda every day from the Left Wing Media.   We have to get the word out to our friends and neighbors through the Internet to combat this Socialist power.   We must elect Conservatives in 2012 and 2014 that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, term limits, a balanced budget, real energy, education and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and jobs in our country.

We have to take back our country.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Oil Production - The Two Faces Of Obama

Socialist President Obama now says that he supports oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, certain parts of Alaska and other parts of the US because he is feeling the pressure of gas approaching $5 a gallon.   This is after telling the American people that oil companies are greedy and evil.   What we are seeing is the two faces of Obama.  Clearly, Obama has been told that he is a one term President if gas is at $5 a gallon twelve months from now.   So again, while Obama seems to be talking a good game, which is nothing unusual, he opposes recent legislation passed by the Republican controlled House of Representatives to stimulate drilling for both oil and natural gas.   And, the Socialists in the Senate that are controlled by big unions and environmental wackos will not vote for expansion of oil, coal, natural gas or nuclear energy production. 

So where are we?   The answer is no where with No Drama Obama and the Socialists in government.  We need a 50 year Energy Plan that provides certainty that will allow for the expanded production of oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear energy.  While environmental considerations should be reviewed for all projects,  the fact is that it now takes years to get approval to drill, mine or develop a nuclear plant, which is ridiculous.   And, we have to stop all the monkey business that is happening in the courts as environmental wacko groups sue to stop virtually all new energy production.  China is opening up a coal fired energy plant a week.   The Chinese plan to bring on 20 new nuclear plants in the next 12 - 24 months.   The United States has not built a new nuclear plant or gasoline refinery in more than 20 years.  

We can't wait any longer.   If the US does not move quickly toward energy independence that cannot be achieved by green technology for years to come, we will see significant job loss, much higher energy prices, higher cost for everything we do and buy and a much lower standard of living for all Americans.   The fact is that the US is rich in natural resources.    We have several hundred years  of coal and natural gas resources within the United States.   And, our oil reserves are as big as Saudi Arabia's.  Clearly, nuclear energy, which is carbon free energy, must be a significant part of the equation, which is the reason that Yucca Mountain in Nevada must be opened and used as a reprocessing facility, not just a storage facility for nuclear waste.  None of this precludes additional research and development of green technologies like wind, solar and bio fuels that are not economically feasible today. 

We need to do all of this to stop sending billions of dollars each year overseas to other countries to buy oil.  And, a resurgent energy industry will create millions of high paying jobs in the United States, which are badly needed now.   Unfortunately, President Obama and his Socialist Party will never do what is necessary to make the United States energy independent, which is an important reason that we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.   We have to take back our country by electing common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real energy, education and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and create jobs within our country.

We have to make Obama a one term President to finish the job we started in 2010.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We need a common sense 50 year energy plan that will result in Energy Independence for the Unites States.   This will never happen as long as Barack Obama is the President of the United States and Socialists control various other branches of government.  We have work to do.  We have to clean house in 2012 and 2014.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Socialists & The War On The Oil Industry

Whenever the price of gas goes up, the Socialists in Congress insist that the CEO's of the various major oil companies come before Congress for verbal beatings.   Of course, Socialist President Obama wants to raise corporate taxes on oil companies because they are very profitable even though this is the most taxed industry of all.  While GE, Obama's pals, paid no corporate income in 2010, oil companies paid about 45 cents in various taxes on every dollar of profit that they earned to both the federal and state government.   In fact, the American people should be thrilled that oil companies are profitable because they not only create millions of good paying jobs for people in the US who are taxpayers too, oil companies are funding schools, social programs, roads etc.  

What is particularly funny is that one of the Socialist Senators lecturing the CEO's of oil companies is Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia whose trust funds and wealth emanate from none other than John D. Rockefeller, who founded Standard Oil, the predecessor to Chevron, one of the largest oil companies in the world. What an incredible hypocrite.   Senator Jay Rockefeller was born with an oil spoon in his mouth.   Of all people to scold oil companies for being profitable, one would think that this guy would hold his head low when then shenanigans are going on in Congress.   But no, Rockefeller like all Socialists doesn't have a clue about job creation, or the benefits that the oil industry has brought to the United States.   

To be clear, though this Blogger owns some oil stock, I don't see a particular reason to defend the oil industry except for the fact that without a constant energy supply the United States would deteriorate into a third rate power.   If only the Socialists in Congress and the President understood Economics 101.   It is impossible to restore economic growth and job creation in our country without cheap energy.   Instead, Obama is doing everything he can to raise the cost of energy, which will result in slow or no growth and a lower standard of living for the American people.  

We need a 50 year energy plan to make the United States energy independent, which means that we must develop all current sources of energy including oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas while newer technologies undergo additional research to become economically feasible without government subsidies.   As long as Socialists are in power, including President Obama, we will never be energy independent, which is the reason we must sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 by electing common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balance budget, real energy, education and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right the bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way we can restore economic growth and job creation in our country.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   Watching Socialists in Congress make fools of themselves related to the oil industry just proves once again that we have clean house.   WE THE PEOPLE must throw these characters out of office and soon.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Obama - Alligators In A Moat

Socialist President Obama journeyed to El Paso, Texas to give a speech on Immigration Reform.   Since Obama promised Latinos that he was going to provide amnesty to 12 million Illegal Aliens when he ran for the Presidency in 2008 and he has failed to deliver, even when Socialists controlled both Houses of Congress, Obama now has to shore up his falling poll ratings with Hispanics in our country.   But Hispanics are no different than any other Americans.   The fact is that there are about 22 million Americans in our country that are either out of work, underemployed working part time that want full time work, or who have simply given up looking for work altogether.   No doubt, there are many Hispanics in this number.

And, Hispanics are also paying $4 a gallon for gas and higher energy prices overall because of Obama's failed "green" energy policy.   So, the best Obama can do it portray Republicans as anti-Latino.   In his speech in El Paso, Obama claimed great success at securing our border.   The only problem with Obama's claim is that the General Accounting Office, that monitors government performance, has reported that 56% of our Southern border has no border security at all.  The end result is that we still have hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens entering our country each year, along with illegal drugs and even Terrorists.   So rather than acknowledge his failure, Obama chided Republicans by saying that they will always want more border patrol and taller walls and even a moat with alligators at the border.   Obama claimed that Republicans are never satisfied.  Frankly, if a moat with alligators solved the problem,  then we should build the moat.  

President Obama is absolutely right.   The American people, which includes Republicans, Independents, many old style Democrats (not Socialists) and even Hispanics are not satisfied with his performance related to securing our border.   Isn't it interesting that Obama did not go to Arizona, which is ground zero related to the Illegal Alien issue.  Instead, Obama is suing Arizona because they are simply trying to enforce federal laws on the books related to identifying and deporting Illegal Aliens.   Obama knew he would be unwelcome in Arizona, as he was unwelcome in Texas.   Though invited, Governor Rick Perry of Texas chose not to meet Obama at the airport.   These border state Governors are on the front line so they are in no mood to listen to Obama's Immigration Proposals, that have little to do with securing the border and all to do with general Amnesty, which will result in giving American citizenship to millions of Illegal Aliens that have violated our laws.   

Illegal Aliens, that pay no income taxes are contributing to the bankruptcy of all border states and our country.   The cost to support Illegal Aliens related to public education, medical care and our criminal justice system is hundreds of billions of dollars each year.  The United States is broke.   Mr. President, we have a $14.3 Trillion National Debt.   Obama has contributed more to the National Debt than any President in American history.   We simply cannot afford to be Mexico's Welfare System.   The 38 families in Mexico that control all the wealth of Mexico need to pay their "fair share" to take care of the poor of Mexico.   Mexico's poor are not the responsibility of the American tax payer.  

We do need common sense Immigration Reform, which must start with securing the border before anything else is considered.   We were taken for a ride in 1986, during the Reagan Presidency, as millions of Illegal Aliens were given Amnesty in exchange for border security that never happened.  We are not going down that road again.   So, we can't allow Obama and the Socialists to play their usual game with Hispanics.   Instead, Republicans need to appeal to Hispanics, that are often hard working Conservative Roman Catholics with strong family values.   Hispanics are no different than other Americans who work hard and want a better life for themselves and their children.   Obama's Socialist Schemes are not in the interest of Hispanics, or any other Americans. 

As such, we need to sweep Socialists, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014 by electing common sense Conservatives committed to creating an opportunity society for all Americans, including Hispanics.   We need to finish the job we began in 2010.   We can do it.   We must do to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for our children and grandchildren.     

Monday, May 9, 2011

Obama's Jobless Recovery and Falling Home Values

Socialist President Obama's economic plan has been a complete failure.   After spending more than a Trillion dollars on Obama's SwindleUS Plans I, II and III and extending unemployment insurance from 26 weeks to 99 weeks, we still have 9% unemployment, which is really 15% if the under employed and those that have simply stopped looking for work are included in the numbers.   Though the stock market is up, which is good for those with 401K's that are still working, there are more than 22 million Americans that have been negatively impacted by Obama's failed Socialist Schemes.   But the story is even worse.  

Home values continue to fall around the country, which when combined with prolonged unemployment is causing many Americans to lose their homes by short sale or foreclosure.  Many are upside down on their mortgages and when they can't make their payments are forced to walk away.   Foreclosures create a negative cycle causing home vales to fall even more, which then causes even more foreclosures.   Obama's policies designed to help homeowners keep their homes through some sort of mortgage forgiveness has been a miserable failure because if someone has no job, it does not matter what the amount of the mortgage is if they can't even make the lower payments.  

In the first 23 months of the Obama Presidency only 23,000 jobs a month on average have been created by Obama's policies.   In contrast, during the first 23 months of the Reagan Presidency, coming out of the Carter deep recession, after Reagan's significant tax cuts, on average 285,000 jobs a month were created and in fact during the best months of that time period, 857,000 and 991,000 jobs were created in two separate months.   Of course, Reagan was not at war with the private sector as is the case with the Obama Administration.   Obama talks a good game and then Socialists in his administration implement regulations and taxes that are killing business and jobs.  

It is estimated that 3 million jobs could be created in the energy sector alone if Obama would just allow oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear development in the United States.  Oil companies pay a royalty tax of 18% on each barrel of oil extracted from the United States.   Current extraction is about 7 million barrels a day.   If that amount was allowed to grow to 10 million barrels a day, the federal government would gain billions in new tax revenues.  And, the American people would see the cost of gas come down from more than $4 a gallon in many states.   There has not been a new refinery or nuclear plant built in the United States in more than 20 years because such development has been stopped by Socialists and environmental wackos.   

We currently have a jobless recovery because of President Obama's Socialist anti-business schemes.   This will not change until we sweep these Socialists, including the President, out of office in 2012 and 2014 by electing pro-growth, common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform,  a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We must finish the job we began in 2010.   We have to make Obama a one term President.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.    

Sunday, May 8, 2011

China & The US Holding High Level Economic Conference

China and the United States will hold a high level Economic Conference this week.  This is a dance we have been too many times.   China will complain about US Deficit spending and our $14.3 Trillion National Debt since they now hold $1.2 Trillion of that debt.  If the United States was a house, it would be China holding the mortgage and so naturally they are very worried about our ability to pay back this money.   They know that we will probably not default; but that we could just start printing money, which will seriously erode the value of the dollar even more.   So presumably, if that happens, the Chinese will get back pennies on a dollar that they lent us.  No wonder they are not happy with the United States. 

The United States will claim that China manipulates its currency, which is true, in order to maintain a trade surplus.  In fact, China experienced a $273 Billion trade surplus with the United States last year, which was 1/5 more than in 2009.  In other words, the cheap RMB, the Chinese currency, which many believe is under valued by 40% makes Chinese goods cheap in the US and US goods very expensive in China giving China a trade advantage.  In addition, China makes it very difficult for Western companies to do business in China.   The RMB is not a convertible currency so getting money into and out of China is very difficult at best.  And, China does not adhere to the rule of law when it comes to doing business.  China practices situational ethics that Westerners just don't understand that always advantage China so the notion of fair trade is not a Chinese concept.   China would argue that Western nations took advantage of China for years, which left their people in poverty as the justification for their actions. 

Of course, China argues that it is a developing country with several hundred million poor people, which is true.  Though  it may be true that many of the Chinese people are poor; the Chinese government and Chinese companies are not poor.   So once again, the United States and China will dance around all these issues.  

One thing is clear.   China has gained manufacturing jobs not just because of all these issues; but because Western countries, including the United States, particularly when managed by Socialists, have enacted job killer tax codes, laws and regulations that made it much more advantageous to manufacture goods in China and other developing countries than in Western countries.   That is not China's fault.   Western politicians, like Socialist President Obama, that do not understand Economics 101 are at fault.   Today, we compete in a global economy.   Western countries often either refuse to accept this reality, or prefer to ignore global competition as they pass job killing laws that raise the cost of doing business in Western countries.  

And, big unions just don't get it at all.  It is impossible to pay $75 an hour fully loaded for work that can be done overseas for $5 an hour fully loaded.  And, while no one is expecting an American or European worker to work for the same compensation and benefits as might exist in a developing or third world nation, it is pretty obvious that the difference cannot be 15 times greater.  In addition, knowledge work is being done in India for about a third the fully loaded cost in the United States.   It is what it is.  These facts are not going away any time soon.  The question is how do we deal with this reality in the United States and other Western countries.  

Socialists just don't get it.   We need to elect common sense Conservatives in 2012 and 2014 that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real energy, education and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   The is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to compete with the Chinese and restore economic growth and job creation in America.

We must take back our country to compete with the Chinese by sweeping Socialists out office.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, out nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.