Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Socialists Target Tea Party In Panic

President Obama, Vice President Biden and their Socialist pals in Congress have targeted the Tea Party in panic.   This is happening because Tea Party members are rebelling against the "Progressive Agenda" that is bankrupting our country, which began with the addition of the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1913 that allowed for the federal income tax to redistribute income in the name of "social justice".    The Congressional Black Caucus, in particular, is claiming that Tea Party Members are "racists" because we are challenging entitlements.  Socialists are attempting to turn the elections of 2012 and 2014 as an us against them argument.

In many ways they are right.   Socialists represent the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes, those on the dole, illegal aliens, public and other union members and companies that benefit from big government that contribute to Socialist campaigns.  In other words, Socialists represent those feeding at the trough that are bankrupting our country.   And by the way, the highest percentage of Americans on welfare and Food Stamps, phony disability etc. are White not Black, or other minorities.  So the argument that Tea Party Members are racist is a bunch of baloney.  Since when is common sense racist? 

The Tea Party is composed of patriotic Americans that pay income taxes that are not on the dole, or presumably illegal aliens.   We oppose collective bargaining for public employees because it is corrupt.   We are also incensed by crony capitalism that happens because big companies, in particular, use the system, whether run by Socialists or Republicans to gain monetary advantage.  This is one reason many Tea Party Members support amendments to the Constitution to enact Term Limits, and a Balanced Budget.   Socialists are very threatened by any argument for fiscal sanity because it means many of their favored programs, taking care of their PEEP's to win elections, will have to be eliminated. 

Yes, the elections of 2012 and 2014 are a clash of ideology.   Socialists are actively working to bankrupt our country and limit our freedoms.   Tea Party Members and Conservatives are saying HELL NO.   In 2010, we spoke loud and clear to take back the House of Representatives.   In 2012 and 2014, we are going to take back our country by sweeping these Socialists, including President Obama out of office.   Once this occurs, we will begin to dismantle the Progressive Agenda in favor of free market solutions, rather than more Socialist Schemes.   Tea Party Members oppose the compromise that has led us to a $15 trillion National Debt.   Tea Party Members are simply saying NO MORE.  Tea Party Members are working to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for our children and grandchildren.   We will take back our country.   We can do it.   We must do it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Obama's Trillion Dollar SwindleUS Plans - Complete Failure

We know now that Socialist President Obama's trillion dollar SwindleUS Plans I, II and III were a complete failure.   Obama promised us that unemployment would cap at 8% if these monies were spent when in fact we went to more than 10% and official unemployment now is above 9%.  Real unemployment is actually around 17% as there are about 25 million Americans either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether.   We know now that Obama's SwindleUS Plans failed to produce jobs and just added a trillion to the National Debt.  

But what is really bad is that the whole deal was a rip off, as well.   $490,000 of the SwindleUS Plan monies were given to Clark County, Nevada to grow trees.   This grant created 1.72 full time jobs, one full time Temporary job and 11 Short Term Project Oriented Jobs to plant the trees.  In another case, Seattle was given a $20 million grant to weatherize homes.  This rip off created 14 mostly administrative lower level jobs; but only 3 homes were actually weatherized.  The Department of Energy has been given $508 million to dole out to 41 states for more of these same worthless projects.   This is crazy.  

So now after Labor Day, Socialist President Obama will propose more of the same.  Instead of adopting a pro-growth, lower tax, less regulation economic plan that will grow jobs in the private sector, Obama once again will push for higher taxes on the "rich" and more government deficit spending on "infrastructure" to support more government union employees.   This time Obama will use Hurricane Irene as his excuse to borrow more money to fund infrastructure development.  

We do need to spend money on infrastructure to repair or replace aging bridges, water and sewer systems, highways, airports etc; but the way to do it to is implement an immediate hiring freeze to eliminate 500,000 civilian federal employee jobs over the next five years out of the 2.65 million federal employees.  This can be done through normal attrition not lay off's.  That common sense approach will not prevail because Obama is owned lock, stock and barrel by the public employee unions.  Instead, Obama will propose same old, same old and if it was allowed to go forward it will produce the same dismal results and with more government employees and deficit spending adding to the National Debt that is bankrupting our country.  

Unfortunately, we will have to wait until we elect a Conservative Republican President and Congress in 2012 and 2014 to get our country back our track.  We are counting the days until we can sweep these Socialists, including President Obama, out of office to restore economic growth and job creation again in our country.   It will not happen any other way.   Ameican companies will not invest in the US again until Obama is gone.  We can do it.   We must do it preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   That last thing we need is another SwindleUS Plan that will only add to our National Debt.    

Social Security IS A Ponzi Scheme

The left wing, lame stream media goes crazy whenever anyone criticises, or otherwise calls into a question a big government program.   No programs are more sacred to Socialists than Social Security and Medicare.   So, when Governor Rick Perry, Republican candidate for the Presidency, referred to Social Security as a Ponzi Scheme, Socialists in the media went into a frenzy of rabid denouncements.   The fact is that Social Security IS the biggest Ponzi Scheme in world history.   Baby Boomers have paid in trillions of dollars in the last 40 or more years assuming that the money would be there to help fund their retirements.   Some of this money went to fund out sized Social Security benefits for their parents, the disabled and minor children, way beyond what was ever paid into the system by the "Greatest Generation" of World War II fame.

Even so, there were billions of dollars in surplus that should have gone into a "lock box" in the Social Security Trust fund.  Those monies should have been invested in bonds and other mutual funds to provide for Baby Boomer retirements.   But that is not what happened.   Instead,  beginning in 1965, politicians of both political parties raided the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for both new entitlements (Lyndon Johnson's  Great Society Programs) and various war.   In other word, Baby Boomers paid for Guns and Butter.   The Social Security Trust Fund was given federal government IOU's for this money.   Of course, since the federal government has amassed a National Debt of nearly $15 trillion to date, those IOU's are not worth the paper they were written on.  

75 million Baby Boomers are now retiring at a rate of 10,000 a month.  Unless younger people pay considerably more in Social Security and Medicare contributions each month,  Social Security and Medicare will both be bankrupt in the next 15 years.    The money will not be there to pay these benefits because politicians stole it in the last 46 years to buy votes to stay in power.  The Social Security Ponzi Scheme, the largest in World History, makes Bernie Madoff's two billion dollar Ponzi Scheme look like chump change.   Yet, Madoff is in prison and many of our elected representatives, that perpetrated this theft, are still in Congress and the White House.    Go figure.

So when Governor Rick Perry calls Social Security a Ponzi Scheme,  Perry has it exactly right.   Socialists can scream all they like; but cards talk and numbers don't lie.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, supported by the lame stream media, including Obama, out of office.   We need to elect straight shooting Conservatives who speaks the truth.  Governor Rick Perry of Texas packs a gun both literally and verbally.  The truth may hurt; but it is still the truth.   Social Security is the biggest Ponzi Scheme ever perpetrated in world history.  It is what it is.      

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ObamaCare - Companies Will Drop Health Care Coverage

In another study of 368 mid to large sized companies, Towers Watson, a respected human resource consulting company determined that a large number of companies may stop providing health care insurance as a result of ObamaCare.  McKinsey, another respected consulting firm, determined that around 30% of companies are now saying that they will shift the burden of health care insurance to the government and their employees.  Obamanistas are in complete denial of what is likely to come claiming that this will not occur.   As an owner of a global company facing very high medical insurance premiums next year, I can say without any hesitation that this negative outcome is coming. 

If ObamaCare is not repealed, or otherwise struck down by the Supreme Court, in 2014, smaller companies in particular will end medical insurance coverage for their employees by simply paying the $2,000 fine per employee.   When that happens, employees will be forced to buy insurance from state pools being set up right now.   Singles earning $50,000 or less and married couples earning $80,000 or less will receive subsidies from the federal government to buy insurance.   All others will be out of luck.   Since ObamaCare has done nothing to bend the cost curve,  it will cost more than $20,000 a year to insure a family of four.  Insurance for a single employee will cost $9,000 a year or more.  So singles and duel income families, that earn more than $50,000 and $80,000 respectively, are likely to face this entire burden.

While ObamaCare will presumably provide medical insurance free, or for very little cost, for Obama's PEEP's, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes as all, those on the dole and illegal aliens, other middle class taxpayers may go without insurance because they will not qualify for subsidies and they will not be able to afford the premiums.   Like all government regulations, there are always unintended consequences and this is one of them.  But what is even worse,  the employees eligible for government subsidies will bankrupt our country.   These monies were never factored into the true cost of ObamaCare; hence the reason Obamanistas are in denial.  

ObamaCare is just symthomatic of a failed Presidency.   Socialist President Obama is attempting to "transform" our country into a Socialist nation in keeping with the European model.    Socialism in Europe has failed.   Many European countries face bankruptcy because of unsustainable entitlement programs.   Of course, none of that matters to Obamanistas that are avowed Socialists and even Communists.   President Obama supports redistribution of income in the name of "social justice" even though that approach has failed everywhere in the world it has been tried.   Obama must believe that somehow it will be different in America.   Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.   Pursuing Socialist Schemes is the definition of insanity.  

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping the Socialists, including President Obama our of office and electing Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy, health care and entitlement 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 again.  We have to get our country back on track.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life.         

Friday, August 26, 2011

Obama's Socialist/Communist Plan To Take Over Housing

Socialist President Obama's economic policies have resulted in slow growth, if any, high unemployment and increased foreclosures as many have lost their homes.   Now Obamanistas are floating an idea for the government to take over direct lending to people with poor credit scores to "revive" the housing market.   To do it, the government would have to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.   Wait a minute, wasn't providing mortgages to people that could not afford to pay them the origin of the financial crisis in the first place.   And, to go one step further, Obamanistas are now talking about having the federal government take over foreclosed properties to hold and lease them.

Isn't it bad enough that there are government projects around the country that are slums.   Now Obama wants to turn more housing into slums, in the middle of nice neighborhoods, which will be the likely outcome of a government take over of foreclosed properties.  This is not just Socialism, it is Communism if the government becomes a national landlord.  Once these homes become government property, they will be rent controlled and never be sold to private owners again.   Socialist President Obama continues to show his Communist red colors.   In the old Soviet Union, all homes were owned by the government.   The same was true in Communist China years ago and now there is a mix of private property and government owned homes. 

This crazy plan is all about making more people dependent on the federal government to create more voters for Socialist candidates.  Obama is desperate to win re-election.   The only way Obama can do it is to add to his PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, government and other union employees and favored companies that donate to Socialist campaign.   Now Obama wants to add millions of Americans living in government housing to make them his PEEP's at our expense. 

We can't let any of this happen.   Sadly, the housing market must adjust to painful reality.   Falling prices will allow young people, with good jobs and incomes, to buy homes that they could have never have afforded before.   When ever government intrudes to "solve" a problem, it distorts the market and makes matters worse.   We cannot allow Obama to turn our country into a Communist nation where government is the largest landlord in the US.   That is exactly what will happen if this crazy Socialist Scheme is allowed to go forward.   Perhaps, this was always part of Obama's Plan to "transform" our nation into a Socialist country.   It sure looks like it. 

This proves once again that we must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, including President Obama, out of office.   Obama is bankrupting our country.   And now, Obama has shown his true color and it is RED and I don't mean the Red as in Red states.  I mean Red as in Communism.   This Housing Scheme is pure Communism.  We have to say HELL NO to Obama's Socialist and maybe even Communist Schemes.   We must 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 2012 and 2014.   We must make Obama, this Socialist, a one term President to end his failed policies once and for all.   

ObamaCare and New Regulations - Job Killers

The 4th quarter of the year is rating season for American companies buying medical insurance for their companies.   Once again, it is looking like medical premiums will go up 10 - 20%.   This is happening because of additional mandates in ObamaCare and because this monstrous legislation, enacted in the middle of the night, by President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress did absolutely nothing to bend the cost curve.   With this round of rate increases, it will cost more than $20,000 to insure a family of four and that is with very high deductibles.   The fact is that there are very few industries left in the US with profit structures today that can sustain this level of employee benefits. 

This means that there will have to be more burden shifting to employees.   As that happens, there are many employees that will choose not to participate in company insurance plans because the co-pays will make it economically impossible.   In addition, if ObamaCare is not repealed, or ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, in 2014, companies will have the option of paying a $2,000 fine for each US employee and ending all medical benefits.   McKinsey, the global consulting firm, did a study which indicated that 30% of US companies will just pay the fine.   If that happens, then employees will have the option of buying medical insurance through state pools, or paying a small fine.  As ObamaCare is currently constructed, Singles earning $50,000 or less and families earning $80,000 or less with get a federal government subsidy, which will bankrupt the United States.  Everyone else will be out of luck.   What family can afford to spend $20,000 or more a year on medical insurance.   Many will go without.

While there is very high unemployment within the US, federal government regulatory agencies have grown by 13%.   This is possible because Socialist President Obama has increased their budgets by 16%.  These new little Hitlers have increased regulations, already in the thousands, that impact American business by 25%.  It is now estimated that the impact of all these regulations on American business is about $11,000 per US job.   As a global business owner, I can personally attest to this nightmare.   In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Labor Relations Board, Obama's Gestapos, are busy killing American jobs by making it difficult, if not impossible for US companies to do business in our country. 

So what is the end result?   What Obamastistas do not understand, since they have never worked in the real world, is that global companies can move work anywhere in the world that is advantageous.  The cost of ObamaCare and all of these regulations will cause American companies to push more jobs overseas.   This is the reason why the Congressional Budget Office is projecting that unemployment in the US will remain high for years to come.   Obama has been the best President China and India has ever had. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress out of office.   They are all job killers.   We will not see economic growth and job creation again in America until these characters are all gone.   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 have to get rid of Obama's Gestapos and all the little Hitlers in Washington DC that are destroying jobs.   ObamaCare and all the New Regulations are job killers.   Obama has to go!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Time To Reign In The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve, as managed by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, appears to be completely out of control, functioning as an unelected fourth branch of government with no transparency.   The Fed is so independent in managing our money supply that Bernanke is free to print money at will, which is destroying the value of the dollar and will lead to incredible inflation in the near future.  It should be no surprise that the price of gold is at record levels because the dollar is becoming worthless.  

In order to prevent another Great Depression as his reasoning, Bernanke implemented Quantitative Easing, that is the printing of money to inject into the banking system.   QE1 was for $900 billion.   QE2 was for $600 billion.   There is now speculation that Ben Bernanke will announce QE3 in the near future.   Why is any of this necessary.  Banks in the US are very profitable as a result of their credit card and other fee earnings.  The banks dumped their bad debt on to the FED.  The banks have plenty of money to lend out if they choose to make loans.   And, US companies are sitting on $2 trillion in cash, which will only be invested to create jobs in the US after job killers President Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress are thrown out of office in 2012 and 2014. 

We also find out now that Mr. Bernanke provided $1.2 trillion in secret loans to banks around the world during the Panic of 2008 that somehow found their way to Fat Cats on Wall Street.  What is that all about?   It is becoming very clear that the it is time to reign in the Federal Reserve.  Bernanke answers to no one.  And, while the Federal Reserve should not be politicized, neither should this agency be completely out of control.   Most important,  the US cannot be the banker to the whole world.   And,  just printing money is destroying the value of the dollar.   It has to stop.   It is time for more Congressional Oversight of the Federal Reserve.   There is no other way for the American people to exercise any authority over the Federal Reserve that touches every aspect of our lives. 

Governor Rick Perry of Texas recently said that if Bernanke implements QE3, it would be an act of treason.  While it may not be treason, it could be criminal to print more money to devalue the dollar even further.  Instead, it is time to get our deficit spending under control and put a plan in place to pay off our soon to be $16.7 trillion National Debt.  Politicians of both political parties that refuse to put our fiscal house in order are the enemy within our country, far worse than any foreign enemy, or threat.   The definition of treason is the betrayal of our country.   Intentionally bankrupting our country is in fact an act of treason, no matter the excuse.   It is what it is. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RINO Jon Huntsman Jr. - Need Not Apply

Republican In Name Only John Huntsman Jr., the former Governor of Utah and Ambassador to China, appointed by Socialist President Obama, need not apply for the Republican nomination for the Presidency.  As a RINO, Huntsman is not a true Conservative.  In fact, Huntsman might be more comfortable as a moderate Democrat if there are any left in the country.  Jon Huntsman Jr. has violated the 11th Commandment as professed by Ronald Reagan.   Thou Shalt Not Criticize Other Republicans.  Huntsman has been on CNN and other left wing news outlets claiming that the other contenders for the Republican nomination are too Conservative and right wing to be elected.  

Huntsman has also been critical of the Tea Party Movement.   Well Mr. Huntsman, the Tea Party Movement is the majority in the Republican Party.   We are Conservatives not RINO's.  We must be doing something right because African American Socialist Congresswoman Maxine Waters of Los Angeles, who has been feeding at the trough for years, has told we Tea Party Members all "to go to hell".   So Mr. Huntsman, do you agree with Congresswoman Waters?   

Jon Huntsman Jr. is now the darling of MSNBC, the Mindless Socialist News Broadcasting Corporation as they continue to display Huntsman's criticism of other Republicans with glee and I don't mean the TV show.   Big Ed Schultz of the ED Show on MSNBC, that looney left wing commentator, spends half his show quoting Huntsman.  The only problem for Huntsman is that Conservative Republicans, that will be voting during the primaries, watch Fox News to get their fair and balanced opinions.   We only click through MSNBC and even CNN for a good laugh now and then just to confirm that Socialism, as expressed in the lame stream media, must be defeated at all costs.   Who knows, maybe Chris Matthews of Hard Ball fame on MSNBC gets a tingle up his leg when he hears Huntsman speak just like he does whenever Obama appears on TV. 

Here are the facts.   Ronald Reagan was 25 points below Jimmy Carter in the polls just three weeks before the election that made Carter a one term President.   The left wing media always claimed that Reagan could never be elected.  That all changed on the night of the debate when Reagan asked the fateful question of the American people, "Are you better off today than you were four years ago" when Carter took office.   Of course, the answer was a resounding HELL NO and Reagan went on to win a landslide victory.   Carter's malaise was over and it was Morning In America Again.   Ronald Reagan, that principled Conservative that could not be elected,  went on to become one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

That very same question will apply when it comes time for a Conservative Republican candidate to face Socialist President Obama in a debate in 2012.   Unless we see an economic miracle between now and the fall of 2012, which given Obama's policies is unlikely,  there will still be millions of Americans either unemployed, working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether.   The US Credit rating will not be triple A as was the case before Obama took office.   43 million Americans are likely to be on Food Stamps.   Millions more will be on Welfare, Medicaid and long term disability.   Our National Debt will be about $16.7 trillion, about $6.4 trillion of which occurred as a result of Obama's reckless deficit spending that is bankrupting our country.  Social Security and Medicare will be that much closer to bankruptcy, as well.   And, China is likely to be very much closer to being the largest economy in the world putting the US in second place status.

So when Governor Rick Perry, or Governor Mitt Romney, either of whom is going to be the Republican nominee for the Presidency asks the very same question Ronald Reagan asked in 1980,  "Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago when President Obama took office", the American people will respond by making Obama a one term President.   When that happens and it will happen, we can finally end the nightmare that has been the Obama Presidency.  

In the mean time, former Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. need not apply.  Huntsman is where he is solely because his father Jon Huntsman Sr. is a billionaire.    Jon Jr. was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.   Instead, we need a straight talking, self made Republican candidate with a little dirt under his finger nails who can appeal to blue collar Reagan Democrats, Independents and both Social and Economic Conservatives in the Republican Party.   The only candidate that fits that description is Governor Rick Perry of Texas.  So Mr. Huntsman please forgettaboutit.   Go back to your country club, skiing in Utah, or maybe to Mawtha's Vinnyaad for a nice vacation.   We are looking for another Ronald Reagan, not Nelson Rockerfeller. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dealing With Poverty In America

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Since Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and through all Presidents since then, the United States has spent trillions of dollars trying to lift the poor, which includes Americans of all races, out of poverty.   It has not worked.   We have more people living in poverty today than ever.   43 million Americans receive Food Stamps.   Millions are on Welfare, Medicaid and permanent Disability.  Our inner cities, particularly in Blue States run by Socialists, look like cities in the third world.  

Inner city children often cannot read and write at grade level.   If these kids graduate from high school, which often does not occur since the drop out rate in the inner cities is very high, they leave school with no vocation and no marketable skills, even though the US spends more on public education that any other industrialized nation in the world.  Clearly, Socialist Schemes, which have wasted trillions of dollars in the last 80 years to raise the poor and disadvantaged out of poverty, have failed miserably.  Yet President Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress push for more of the same as poverty pimps attempting to buy votes to stay in power.  These Socialists, that vacation in places like Martha's Vineyard and fly there in private jets, (pronounced Mawtha's Vinnyaad), live off the misery of the poor.  This is particularly true of the Socialist Congressional Black Caucus, some of whom are outright crooks.

And, this is not just my opinion.   All the numbers support this Blogger's assertion.  The poor are worse off today than they were years ago after spending trillions of dollars on them.   This discussion is not just about economics.   7 out of 10 African American children are born out of wedlock.   4 out of 10 white babies are born out of wedlock, as well.   Drug and alcohol abuse, divorce, financial and other issues have led to families in crisis.  Many of our inner cities are filthy and rat infested.  Obviously, trillions of dollars in government money and intervention is not the answer.   If it was the answer, we should have no poverty in America by now. 

WE THE PEOPLE must implement an intervention to deal with poverty in America.   Spending more money, the never ending, Socialist solution, is not the answer.   We have to break the cycle of government dependence.   No kid should graduate from high school without a marketable skill.  We have to stop all the politically correct nonsense and recognize that not all kids are going to college.  Kids that are not college bound must be identified by the 9th grade, through testing, as is common in other countries, and sent to vocational schools to learn a marketable skill.  If it turns out that a kid is a late bloomer and decides to go to college later in life, so be it; but at least that kid will also be a plumber, electrician or carpenter.   

Only the mentally or physically infirm should be eligible for Welfare without WorkFare in exchange.   The fact that many inner cities are filthy is ridiculous when many residents living there are on Welfare.   These people should be put to work on Clean Up Brigades as the condition for receiving Welfare and/or they should be in Vocational Schools, as an option, as a condition for receiving Welfare.  Fathers who do not support their children should be put in jail.   Children living in completely dysfunctional homes should be put in foster homes in an attempt to break the cycle of poverty.  

We also need Faith Based Solutions to dealing with poverty, which is the reason the charitable deduction should never be eliminated.   The poor should be required to work to help themselves and others in poverty by volunteering at churches and other self help groups in their communities.   Socialists must stop referring to the poor as "victims".   The only victims in this picture are taxpayers required to support people that refuse to work.  It is possible to rise out of poverty with hard work, focus and discipline; but not as long as the government continues to provide a free ride with no obligations.  It is OK if one generation must work two, or even three jobs to make life better for their children.   It is much better for children to see a role model focused on hard work than one on the dole. 

We have to break the cycle of poverty.  This will  never happen as long as Socialists, including President Obama, remain in power, which is another reason we must sweep them out of office in 2012 and 2014.   Socialists are poverty enablers, which they use to stay in power.   This is one case in particular where government is the problem not the solution.  In fact, the only people who really benefit from poverty programs are the government workers that manage them.  In order to end poverty in America, we must do less for the poor, not more.   That may sound heartless; but clearly what we are doing now is not working.  Those on the dole, unless infirm or mentally incompetent, must be forced to accept responsibility for themselves and their families.  The Makers in Society can no longer continue supporting the Takers in Society because we are all poorer for it. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

US Infrastructure Crumbling - Wonder Why

Socialist President Obama continues to push for more deficit spending SwindleUS money to pay for infrastructure development and maintenance, presumably to create jobs.  It is true that infrastructure within the United States is crumbling because of government failure to properly maintain public schools, sewer and water systems, bridges, highways, airports and other government facilities.  But have you ever wondered why the US has fallen so far behind in infrastructure development and maintenance.   The answer is simple.  Infrastructure does not vote.  Bridges don't say repair me, or I won't vote for you.  But the fact is that monies that should have been spent on infrastructure development and maintenance in the last 50 years have gone to pay public employee union members, people on the dole, support for illegal aliens and to support foreign wars.   It really is that simple and it is still happening. 

Local, state and federal governments currently absorb 40% of GDP.   There are 2.65 million civilian federal employees and more than 15 million local and state employees.  These public employees receive compensation and benefits that are 20 - 40% more than is typical in the private sector.   Public employees and more importantly their unions are bankrupting our country.  

Ever since Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the United States has spent several trillion dollars, included in our soon to be $16.7 trillion National Debt, attempting to raise the poor out of poverty to no avail.  This has been money down the drain.  This  includes billions of dollars spent each year to support our public schools, and though we spend more on education than any other industrialized nation, we achieve among the poorest educational results.  The drop out rate in our inner cities is a very high percentage.   More important, of those that do graduate from high school, many leave lacking reading and writing skills and with no vocation.   It is no coincidence that most of those unemployed today, either did not graduate from high school, or only have a high school education, which is pretty much worthless.   The demise of our public schools directly correlates to the rise of teacher unions - go figure. 

What is sad about all of this is that federal intervention has destroyed the African American family, which was pretty much in tact before World War II, though poor.   Today, 7 out of 10 Black Children are born out of wedlock.   So today most black families are both poor and not in tact.  4 out of 10 White babies are born out of wedlock, as well, which isn't great either.   Many families are dysfunctional as a result of financial issues, drug or alcohol abuse, divorce, or other family issues and though trillions have been spent to support families, if the statistics are any indication, government intervention has only made matters worse.

And, then there is the illegal alien issue.   The United States has for years been Mexico's welfare system and safety valve preventing revolution.  Today, there are estimated to be 12 million illegal aliens in the United States, primarily working minimum wage jobs.  These illegal aliens pay no income taxes; yet consume billions in government services in our public schools, hospitals and by involvement with the criminal justice system.   This just can't continue. 

Finally, since the end of World War II, the United States has been involved in numerous undeclared foreign wars and other military interventions, costing trillions of dollars and then asking nothing in return.   We have committed blood and treasure to fight for freedom some times with success and some times not.  For the most part,  the United States has been the world's guarantor of freedom and security, while other nations have gotten rich as a result of our military umbrella.  One could argue that this is the price of empire; but this Blogger would argue that we have been an incredible patsy.   

All of these things have to stop.   We don't need to raise taxes to pay for infrastructure development and maintenance.   We just need to deal with all of these issues once and for all.  First, we need to impose a hiring freeze on the federal government.   Over the next 5 years, we must eliminate 500,000 federal civilian employees through normal attrition.   Local and state government should do the same to eliminate several million local and state government employees in the next five years.  

We also have to bring public employee compensation and benefits in line with what is typical in the private sector.   There is no reason that government employees should earn more than the taxpayers paying their salaries.  We have to get people off the dole by demanding that they go to school to get vocational educations.  Fathers must be responsible for their children, or they should be sent to jail.  We have to secure our border to stop the drugs, Terrorists and illegal aliens from entering our country.   We cannot continue to be Mexico's welfare system. 

Finally, if and when it is necessary for the United States to be involved in a foreign war, first there should be an official declaration of war as required by our Constitution and second, we must ask other countries that benefit from our efforts, to pay their "fair share".   We can no longer be the policeman of the world for free.   

Of course, none of these things will happen as long as President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress remain in power.   Common sense will only prevail if we elect rock solid Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy, health care and entitlement 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 money is already there to provide for infrastructure development and maintenance; but only if these other expenses are brought under control.   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.   We can rebuild America with common sense ideas, not more deficit spending; but we must make Obama a one term President to get the job done.   So when you hear Obama call for more deficit spending to pay for infrastructure, write your Congressman, or Senator with the real way to pay for infrastructure development and maintenance.   Be assured, what has been suggested by this Blogger is the farthest thing from all their minds because common sense is rare in Washington DC. 

Raising Taxes Now About Patriotism

Socialist President Obama, in advancing his plan to create jobs, which includes raising taxes on those making $200,000 or more, now is saying that Congress should act on the basis of patriotism.   Since when does confiscating even more money from hard working people have anything to do with patriotism.   This is all about Economics 101.   If the government confiscates more money from the Makers to give it to the Takers; Obama's PEEP's; those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, public employee union members, illegal aliens and favored industries that contribute to Socialist campaigns, it means that the Makers, who are job creators will have less money to create jobs in our country.   This is just common sense.   But, what it also means is bigger, more intrusive government focused on even higher taxes and more regulations, both of which are job killers. 

We have tried it Obama's way for almost three years and the end result has been a dismal economy with very high unemployment, inflation and a lower standard of living for the American people.   The federal government now consumes 25% of GDP when it should be no more than 17 or 18%, the traditional number.   Every job created in government is probably two jobs lost in the private sector.  SwindleUS Plans only provide a temporary fix not permanent jobs.  The only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country is by advancing free market concepts, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget and real education, energy, health care and entitlement reform.   It will not happen any other way.

Since Socialists like President Obama do not understand Economics 101, we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.  Obama is a Socialist ideologue committed to tax and spend, big intrusive government that is killing the economy and jobs.   Cards talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialists do lie.   It is very difficult to argue that Obama's Socialists Schemes have done anything to create jobs.   So why on earth would we do more of the same. 

No, Obama has to go along with his Socialist pals in Congress in 2012 and 2014.  The private sector is sitting on $2 trillion in cash that will not be invested to create new jobs as long as these characters are in power.   Obama is the most anti business President since Franklin Roosevelt.   With the exception of favored industries that support Socialists,  Obamanistas are doing everything they can to kill jobs. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by electing Conservatives that support a pro-growth agenda.   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.   Raising taxes has nothing to do with Patriotism contrary to Obama's assertion.   In fact, raising taxes is a real job killer and just plain dumb. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Obama Blames Weak Econonmy On Bad Luck

Socialist President Obama, who ran for the Presidency on the slogan, Hope and Change, is now  blaming the weak economy on Bad Luck.   First, Hope is never a strategy.  Second, the Change we got is 25 million Americans either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether.  We also got ObamaCare that will bankrupt our country, 43 million Americans on Food Stamps, open borders, blanket amnesty, and trials for Terrorists in civilian court.  We got a trillion dollar deficit spending SwindleUS Plan that has failed to create jobs.   Finally President Obama has added $4 trillion to our National Debt and in the next 18 months, he will add $2.4 trillion more.  By the time President Obama's first term in office in over, we will have a National Debt of $16.7 trillion with no end in sight.  So much for Hope and Change we can believe in!!

Clearly, we are now in a double dip recession thanks to President Obama's failed Socialist Schemes and economic policies.  The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Labor Relations Board, Obama's Gestapos are busy killing jobs in the US.   The EPA is shutting down carbon based energy sources and the NLRB is pushing for more Unionization, which just results in more jobs being moved overseas.   And, then there are all the new regulations that add cost to doing business and results in job loss.   Obama claims we are in a double dip recession because of Bad Luck, the tsunami in Japan, the April Spring in the Middle East and the mess in Europe.   As usual, the supreme Buck Passer refuses to acknowledge that we are experiencing a double dip recession because of his tax and spend Obamanomics.

So now Obama will propose more of the same after Labor Day.   Albert Einstein once said doing the same thing over and over again when it produces the same end result is a sign of insanity.   Instead, we need a pro-growth economic plan that includes tax reform, a ten year energy plan to make the United States energy independent, and a real plan to end deficit spending, balance the federal budget and pay off the National Debt.  This just will not happen as long as Obama and his Socialist pals remain in Congress, which is the reason we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.  These Socialists are destroying our economy and our country. 

It will be our bad luck if we don't elect rock solid, common sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulations, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy, health care and entitlement 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 must 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.   We must make Obama, the Buck Passer and Chief, a one term President.   It time to end all of Obama's whining and send him back to Chicago. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dream Act - Blanket Amnesty For Illegal Aliens

Socialists in Congress have attempted to enact the Dream Act to give illegal aliens who attend two years of college, or join our military, automatic American citizenship.   The Dream Act has never been enacted into law, however Socialist President Obama has ordered the Immigration and Naturalization Service to act as though the Dream Act is the law of the land.   So rather than deporting illegal aliens, that should not be in our colleges or military anyway,  it appears that these individuals will be given American citizenship, or at a minimum be allowed to remain in the United States.  Obama is going even further by refusing to deport any illegal alien that does not have a criminal record.   This is just blanket amnesty for illegal aliens in complete disregard of our laws. 

It is common knowledge that President Obama will not secure our Southern border, which is allowing drugs, Terrorists and illegal aliens to enter our country.   The Obama Justice Department is actually suing states to stop the enforcement of our immigration laws.  Border states are facing bankruptcy to support illegal aliens in our public schools, medical facilities and prison system.   And, now in complete disregard of our laws,  Obama will impose the Dream Act on our nation.   Obviously, President Obama does not realize that the President can only execute the laws enacted by Congress, that is if Obama was adhering to our Constitution.   Obama cannot use Executive Orders to ignore the laws of the land.   This could be an impeachable offense. 


ObamaCare will be ruled unconstitutional.   Now President Obama is acting unilaterally to provide American Citizenship to illegal aliens.   WE THE PEOPLE must remove this President from office in 2012.   Not only has Obama made a mess of our economy, he now is acting in complete disregard of our Constitution.   This has got to stop. 

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, including Obama, out of office.  We must secure our border.   We must prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.   We must get back to our Constitution as the law of the land.  We must act 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 stop President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress from destroying our nation. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Obama's Department Of Jobs - A Goofy Idea

Obamanistas are beginning to panic because every Keynesian, big spending Socialist Scheme they have tried to create jobs has failed.  Obama's campaign managers know that if the economy does not turn around in the next 6 months, Socialist President Obama will be a one term President.   So Obama has announced that he will unveil a new, old news Socialist plan to create jobs after Labor Day.   Of course, Obama must go on vacation first for 10 days to Martha's Vineyard, that playground for the left wing, rich and famous in Massachusetts.   The real reason we are not hearing about Obama's "new" plan is that the President hasn't figure it out yet.  In fact, as Donald Trump has said, "our President is grossly incompetent, he does not have a clue what he is doing".

In the latest rumor, the Obama Administration is thinking about creating a Department of Jobs just to look like they are doing something.  The fact that we already have a Department of Labor and Department of Commerce apparently doesn't matter to Obamanistas that are desperate to take action, any action, even though creating another redundant bureaucracy is ridiculous.  Here are the facts.   Manufacturing jobs that have gone to Asia are never coming back because the cost to manufacture goods overseas is about a fifth what it cost in the US and corporate income taxes overseas are less.  Back office knowledge jobs that have gone to India are never coming back because the cost is about a third what it cost to produce that work in the United States and those off shore employees do not figure into US Corporate income tax formulas.   Big accounting firms are doing US Tax Returns in India for a fourth the cost in the US.   That will not change any time soon. 


As such, there are only two major industries that can restore economic growth and job creation in the US because the jobs must be done in the United States.   With 75 million Baby Boomers retiring at 10,000 a month, the health care field will continue to grow jobs for the next 20 years; but that growth will be retarded by ObamaCare, the Socialist Scheme that is a job killer.   As it is now, many doctors will not take Medicare patients because government reimbursements are so low that providing care would cause a huge loss.   ObamaCare is closing down the Medicare Advantage HMO Program, which is a free market solution to providing medical care that works.  

Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress do not understand the benefit of limiting the government's liability by paying a premium on behalf of a Medicare recipient, which is the basis of the Medicare Advantage Program.  Yes, insurance companies may make a 6 - 8% pre-tax profit; but they are in business to control cost and oh by the way insurance companies pay income taxes on this profit.  Closing down the Medicare Advantage Program is about as dumb as it gets; but then Socialists never studied Economics 101.  Instead, they studied Karl Marx Das Capital, the Communist Manifesto.   So while Health Care should be a logical growth industry for years to come that for the most part cannot be off shored, it will not happen as long as ObamaCare is still the law of the land.


The second industry being destroyed by Obamanistas, that could grow millions of jobs in the United States, if the government would just get out of the way, is the energy industry.  The Environmental Protection Agency, Obama's Gestapo is doing everything it can to close down carbon based energy sources and to stop the development of nuclear energy.   We need a ten year plan to make the US energy independent and it must include the development of oil, oil shale, natural gas, clean coal, nuclear energy, bio fuels, wind and solar.   States like Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and others are sitting on oil shale that could be developed easily; but it will not happen as long as Obama is in office because the environmental wackos will stand in the way.  
 
We have to do it all, related to energy development in an environmentally sound way and if we did, it would create millions of high paying jobs in the US.   If Obama remains in office, it just won't happen and we will see a lower standard of living in our country because we need cheap energy to grow our economy.   By the way, the largest solar manufacturing company in the US has filed bankruptcy because that technology is not feasible today without huge government subsidies. 


After Labor Day, Socialist President Obama will announce his "new", old plan to restore economic growth and job creation.   Obama will play the class warfare card calling for higher taxes - a real job killer.  Obama will propose another big government, deficit spending SwindleUS Plan to build infrastructure, even though Obama's first deficit spending, trillion dollar SwindleUS I, II and III plans were a complete failure and just added to our National Debt.   We do need infrastructure development and if the size of the federal government was reduced to pay for it, we could get it done without deficit spending.  Of course, Obama will also call for extending the payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance beyond the current 99 weeks, which is just a temporary fix that is a road to no where.  Finally, President Obama may float this new goofy idea of creating a Department of Jobs. 

President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are all big government, tax and spend job killers that are bankrupting our country.  Socialist will never do what is necessary to restore economic growth and job creation in the US, which is the reason we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.   Socialists are causing misery and poverty in the US that is the only thing growing in our country. 

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.   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 last thing we need is another redundant federal agency; the Department of Jobs.   If anything, we need to reduce the federal civilian workforce by 500,000, from the current 2.65 million employees over the next five years by using normal attrition to cut spending.   Adding more government employees is the problem, not the solution.   Let's start by giving President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress their Pink Slips in 2012 and 2014.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The US National Debt - An Economic Time Bomb

The United States National Debt is approaching $15 trillion; that is $15,000 billion, a real economic time bomb.   Ever wonder why the US Dollar continues to fall in value compared to other currencies and it cost more money to buy basic staples.   The answer is simple.   The Federal Reserve, over the years, has printed $6 trillion to fund the National Debt because there were not enough investors interested in buying our debt.  State and local government and other investors hold about $3.8 trillion of our debt.  China holds $1.1 trillion of our debt.  Japan hold about $1 trillion of our debt.  And, other assorted foreign countries hold the remaining $2.4 trillion of our National Debt.  All Americans should be very frightened by these numbers because there is no plan, repeat no plan, to get this under control.   To make matters worse, the Federal Reserve in now talking about implementing QE3 to print even more money and pump it into the system, which will cause the collapse of the US dollar. 

The recent National Debt Ceiling deal will give Socialist President Obama another $2.4 trillion that he most certainly will add to the National Debt in the next 18 months.  This will happen because Obama has increased federal spending by 25% in just three years to support his PEEP's; the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, public employees feeding at the trough, illegal aliens and favored companies that donate to Socialist campaigns.   So in the next 18 months, even if the Congress cuts $2 trillion in spending, which by the way is not a real cut because the federal government will grow anyway, the National Debt will grow to $16.7 trillion.   Obama will have added an unprecedented $6.4 trillion to the National Debt during his first term in office.   Obama is bankrupting our nation.  The most President George W Bush ever added to the National Debt, in any year, was $450 billion; chump change by comparison, though still too much.

So while Socialist President Obama is off on his Magic Misery Bus Tour in the Mid West in that $2 million bus version of Air Force One, billions of deficit spending are happening every day.   There is no plan in sight to make this recent $2.4 trillion increase in the Debt Ceiling the last one in our country's history.  The US National Debt is now equal to 100% of our annual GDP.   To put this in perspective, Greece's debt is at 139% of GDP, Italy is at 120% of GDP, Ireland is at 102% of GDP.   These countries are economic basket cases and we are headed in the same direction. 

WE THE PEOPLE must implement an INTERVENTION as we take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.   Politicians of both political parties are hooked on deficit spending, like junkies hooked on Crack.  Our elected respresentatives have acted so irresponsibly, over the years, that they really can't be trusted to protect the interests of the American people.   That is why we must amend the Constitution to include a Balanced Budget Amendement to stop the fiscal insanity.  Socialists in particular use deficit spending to take care of their PEEP's to win elections because otherwise their ideology of tax and spend, big, intrusive government has no legitimacy.   Socialism in fact has only led to misery, poverty, a loss of freedom and eventual collapse where ever in the world it has been practiced.   

We have to make Obama a one term President.   Obama is Jimmy Carter II.   We have seen this story before.   The Obama Administration has declared war on the Makers in society as Obamanistas pursue redistribution of income in the name of "social justice".   The private sector is sitting on $2 trillion in cash that will not be invested in the United States until the Obama nightmare is over.  We need to elect a Conservative, pro-growth President that supports free market capitalism, limited government, a balanced budget, term limits, lower taxes and less regulation, real education, energy, health care and entitlement 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. 

Most important, we must elect a Conservative President, who is not at war with American Business and the Makers in our nation that pay all the bills.   We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, including Obama, out of office.   We have to clean house to get our country back our track.   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 have to stop the deficit spending and pay off our National Debt.  To do otherwise is to become a second rate nation.   WE THE PEOPLE can't let that happen. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

ObamaCare Ruled Unconstitutional Again - Obama Liar And Chief

In the lawsuit filed by 26 states to strike down ObamaCare, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Atlanta, recently ruled that the individual mandate in ObamaCare, forcing Americans to buy health insurance, is unconstitutional.  What is important about this bipartisan ruling is that the majority opinion was co-authored by a Clinton and a Bush judicial appointee.   Since the individual mandate was ruled unconstitutional, the underpinning of ObamaCare fades away,which will make the entire big government, intrusive, Socialist Scheme die an ugly death.  

Of course, since the Obama Justice Department is strenuously fighting this ruling, this case will go to the US Supreme Court in the next year where hopefully the majority of Justices will finally kill Obama's big government, Socialist Scheme that will bankrupt our country if allowed to go forward.  And, it is critical that the Supreme Court take up this case, sooner than later, because the states have already been given $185 million to set up the ObamaCare bureaucracy that will be a waste of money when ObamaCare is finally killed.   Oh well, it is only our hard earned money that will end up down a rat hole. 

It was ObamaCare, as much as anything else that spawned the development of the Tea Party Movement, as millions of Americans rose up in revolt to say HELL NO.   We are saying HELL NO to ObamaCare, trillions in deficit spending that is bankrupting our country and all the other Socialist Schemes advanced by Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress.   Yet, the Senate Majority Leader, Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada recently said he is believes that the Tea Party Movement will fade away.  Reid, who is rumored to have suffered numerous strokes, is delusional. 

Dirty Harry is so out of touch with the American people that he doesn't have a clue what is happening in the heartland.   That is especially true in Reid's home state of Nevada that has both the highest unemployment and foreclosure rates in the country.  Nevada is in a Depression, not a Recession; yet Dirty Harry continues to push for job killer legislation.  Senator Dirty Harry Reid, who was just elected to his fifth six year term, is the poster child in the campaign to amend the US Constitution to require Congressional term limits.  Dirty Harry Has To Go!

ObamaCare started the demise of Obama's poll ratings.  So much so that today as a result of dismal economic numbers, Socialist President's Obama's Gallup approval rating is now just 39%.  In fact, 54% of the American people disapprove of the job Obama is doing.   More than 70% of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.  Is it any wonder.   Official unemployment during the Obama Presidency has averaged 9.4%.   The real rate is above 17% when all are counted, the unemployed, the under employed working part time that want full time work and those who have just given up looking for work altogether.   25 million Americans are in this group.  There are 43 million Americans on Food Stamps, a record.  Millions are on Welfare and Medicaid as a result of Obama's failed economic policy.  By contrast, whatever you may think of President George W Bush, unemployment during his 8 year Presidency averaged just 5.5%.   And, for the first time in American history our credit rating has been downgraded.   Thank You, Mr. President.     

Socialist President Obama is on a bus tour through the Mid West this week that is being paid for by the American people when it should be paid for by his reelection campaign committee.  In fact, to accommodate the President in the manner in which he is accustomed to living, the Secret Service ordered new buses at about $2 million a pop, again at taxpayer expense.  Oh well, it is just more of our hard earned money; but whose counting, certainly no one in Washington DC.  

In any case, whenever this Blogger hears Obama speak, I am reminded of the child's retort at hearing untruths, Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.  We recently saw this when a Tea Party Member confronted the President during his bus trip, by asking the President to explain why Vice President Biden and other Socialists had referred to Tea Party Members as "Terrorists", which absolutely did happen.   The President denied it and claimed it never happened.   Obama is either completely out of touch, or he is simply the Liar and Chief. 

Obama has been the most incompetent President since Jimmy Carter.  Obama, the supreme buck passer, never accepts responsibility for his failures.  In Obama's latest pronouncement, he complains of "broken politics", yet accepts no responsibility for the corruption and mess in Washington that he has created.   Obama argues for "compromise", yet there was no compromise when the Socialists controlled both Houses of Congress, as they rammed ObamaCare down the throats of the American people, in the middle of the night, against our protests.   Socialist President Obama really needs to stop whining.  The blatant partisanship, blame game and class warfare arguments are getting really, really old.   After all, George W Bush has not been in office for just about three years. 

Since Obama refuses to man up and accept responsibility for his failures, we must make him a one term President in 2012.  Obama has no plan to restore economic growth and jobs in America.  As such, we must give Obama his Pink Slip.   Perhaps Obama can apply for 99 weeks of unemployment benefits when WE THE PEOPLE FIRE him and his Socialist Pals in Congress in 2012 and 2014.   We must take back our country in the next two elections.   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 are all suffering from Obama fatigue.  We are mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore. Obama has to go!!  

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Socialism Versus Free Market Capitalism

The elections of 2012 and 2014 will provide Americans a very stark choice.   We will either become a European style Socialist country, or our people will recognize and confirm by their votes that Free Market Capitalism is was made America great.  

Certainly, President Obama and his Socialist pals in government intend to transform our country into a big, intrusive, government, tax and spend society that takes care of their PEEP's; the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, public employee and other union members and favored industries that donate to Socialist campaigns.  Socialists support environmental wacko schemes that are destroying our carbon and nuclear energy industries insuring that the US can never become energy independent.   A vote for Socialists (there are no old style moderate Democrats remaining in power) is a vote for higher unemployment, slow growth and trillions in deficit spending that will ultimately bankrupt our country.  It is what it is. 

Socialism always follows the same road to economic ruin, loss of freedom and eventual collapse.  This is exactly what happened in the old Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.  We are now seeing the end result of 66 years of Socialism in Western Europe, as numerous countries that followed that path after World War II, are bankrupt.   Since it is no longer possible to provide cradle to grave entitlements in these European countries, there are now riots in the streets.   Civil society has broken down.   Unfortunately, the same thing will happen in the US if the American people vote for Socialists who will bankrupt our country to stay in power.  

Free Market Capitalism, with its often painful, boom and bust cycles is the only economic system in the world that results in innovation, economic growth and job creation.  Ironically, though there are often winners and loser in Capitalism's boom and bust cycles, it is this very process that is the basis of innovation and new industries.   Weak companies go out of business when they can't compete and what emerges are stronger companies with a better idea.   Free Market Capitalism is predicated on limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, and real energy, education, health care and entitlement reform.   Free Market Capitalism recognizes that government is often the problem not the solution.  In fact, government intervention in an attempt to pick winners and losers artificially distorts markets, which retards economic growth. 

If the federal government would just get out of the way, the private sector would invest the $2 trillion in cash in the US that is sitting in corporate coffers.   And, if the double taxation that occurs when overseas profits are repatriated was eliminated, an additional $3 trillion would come back into the US allowing for even more investment in the US.  But that is not going to happen as long as Socialists, including President Obama, remain in power.   Obama is the most anti-business President since Franklin Roosevelt.   The threat of more Obama taxes and regulations on business is causing American companies to sit on their hands until the Obama Presidency is over.   It really is that simple.  

As such, in 2012 and 2014, Americans will decide the course of our country for generations to come.  We will either become a second rate Socialist nation in keeping with Obama's vision to "transform" our country.   Or, the United States will pursue Free Market Capitalism as we take our country back.   There is still time to make the 21st Century, an American Century as was the case in the 20th Century; but it will not happen if Socialists remain in power.  

For that reason, we must sweep Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of power in 2012 and 2014.   We must take back our country by electing Conservatives that support Free Market Capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy, health care and entitlement 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.

We must 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 must say YES to Free Market Capitalism and NO to Obama's Socialism.   WE can do it.   We must do it to insure that the 21st Century will be an American Century.   

P.S.  ObamaCare was ruled unconstitutional by the 11th Circuit Appeals Court.   The opinion was co-written by a Clinton appointed judge and a Bush appointed judge.  It was a bipartisan court decision.  Now on to the Supreme Court.  ObamaCare just like Obama's days are numbered.        

Saturday, August 13, 2011

President Rick Perry - Morning In America Again

For better or worse, since politics is all about money, the Republican nominee for President of the United States will either be Governor Mitt Romney or Governor Rick Perry.   The Republican contest will boil down to Romney, a Country Club establishment Republican, born again Conservative, or Perry, a self made, rock solid, Ronald Reagan Conservative.    And, while either Romney or Perry, would be preferable to Socialist President Obama, this Blogger is doubling down on Governor Rick Perry to bring us Morning In America again.   We need "change we can believe in" to restore economic growth and job creation in the United States.  Perry is the man who can do it.

Obama, as a tax and spend Socialist, has brought the American people misery, bigger, more intrusive government, trillions in deficit spending that is bankrupting our country, high unemployment, home foreclosures, an open border, higher taxes and more regulations.  Obama is the first President in American history to preside over the downgrade of our credit rating.  The fact is that Obama never accomplished anything significant in his life before becoming President.   Obama is a nice looking, smart man, in any empty suit, who can give a good speech with a teleprompter.  There is no there, there.  And, we see the end result.  It is very clear that Barack Obama simply does not have the experience to be President of the United States, let alone a Manager in a small company.   Obama is in way over his head. 

In contrast, Governor Rick Perry is the longest sitting Governor in Texas history, one of the largest states in the union.   Even though Texas only has 10% of our population, Perry has presided over the Texas miracle. Since 2009, more than 40% of all new jobs created in the United States were in Texas.  That has happened because Perry has kept taxes low in Texas and maintained a pro-business environment that encourages companies to move to Texas.  In fact, 30 years ago, there were just 80 American companies headquartered in Texas with 5,000 employees or more.   Today, that number is 220 companies, many of which moved to Texas from blue states like California and New York.  

The Presidential election of 2012 will provide the American people perhaps the strongest contrast in American history.   Obama is a tax and spend, left wing Socialist committed to higher taxes, bigger government to intrude into all aspects of daily life, ObamaCare, unrestricted abortion, an open border, gun control, centralized planning and the transformation of our country into a European style Socialist nation.   Obama, was a law professor and community organizer before entering politics.   As such, Obama is an elitist who believes that only he knows what is best for the American people. 

Governor Rick Perry's parents were tenant farmers.  Perry did not even live in a home with electricity and running water until he was 9 years old.  Before embarking on his political career, Perry spent five years in the Air Force.  Perry is an Aggie graduate from Texas A & M with dirt under his finger nails.  Rick Perry is not a Country Club Bush Republican; that's for sure, which may be the reason the Bush family does not support Perry.  Instead, Rick Perry is a real Conservative that supports free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balance budget, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the sanctity of life, the right to bear arms and family values that are the foundation of our nation. 

So the battle is joined and the choice could not be more clear.   It will be Perry fighting to restore values, economic growth and jobs in America against Obama fighting for his PEEP's; those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, public and other union employees and favored companies that contribute to Socialist campaigns.   This is the battle in a nut shell.

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We must make Obama a one term President and sweep his Socialist pals out of office at all levels of government to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   Governor Rick Perry is now our best hope.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for our children and grandchildren.   We must fight to restore Morning In America Again. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

National Debt Congressional Committee - Just More Drama

The National Debt Congressional Committee, composed of 6 Socialists and 6 Republicans,  from both Houses of Congress is just more drama that will accomplish little.   In the next few months, we will see negotiations in secret in an attempt to cut $1 trillion in federal spending over ten years, rather than face an automatic $500 billion in defense cuts and $500 billion in other discretionary spending cuts.   The thinking goes that this committee will come up with some other alternatives, which presumably includes tax increases, if the Socialists get their way, to avoid $500 billion in defense cuts that will be opposed by most Republicans.  Honestly, this really is a side show. 

Based on Socialist President Obama's current deficit spending trajectory, Obama will add another $10 trillion to the current $15 trillion National Debt on the books, in the next 10 years, assuming the markets will ever let it happen.   As it is now,  the Federal Reserve is printing money to buy 90% of the federal government bond issues that come out every month because there are not sufficient investors willing to plop down their money to buy treasury bills.  This is destroying the value of the dollar.   And, don't forget, there is approximately $50 trillion in unfunded liabilities, or promises to pay Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and federal pension that is sitting out there like a nuclear bomb waiting to explode on our nation. 

So, in the next few months before Thanksgiving, we will see and hear a lot of hoopla about a Congressional Committee deal to cut this additional trillion dollars.    It is chump change and will do little to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   The fact is that we need to see an additional $8 trillion in cuts over the next ten years to get our country back on track.   Raising taxes will only make matters worse since tax hikes will retard economic growth and actually generate less revenues to the government.   As such, Socialists rantings about raising taxes on the "rich" so that they will pay their fair share is just more class warfare baloney that will do nothing to prevent the bankruptcy of our country.   Standard & Poors has downgraded the credit rating of the United States because the deal to raise the National Debt Ceiling by $2.4 trillion did nothing to solve long term deficit spending.   It is a joke.  

The only way to get our deficit spending under control and bend the cost curve is to deal with entitlements, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in a responsible way.   President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress will never touch these entitlements because their PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, public employee union members and favored companies that give to Socialist campaigns will go ballistic.   We cannot get our fiscal house in order as long as Socialist remain in power at both the federal and state levels.     

As such, we must sweep these Socialist characters, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.   There is no other way.   We must take back our country to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   Please don't pay too much attention to the National Debt Congressional Committee negotiations.   It is just more drama and a side show that will accomplish little even if they are successful. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tea Party Members - Time To Get Busy

Tea Party Members, it is time that we get busy.   While loose lipped Vice President Joe Biden and some of his Socialists pals in Congress have referred to members of the Tea Party as "Terrorists" for demanding that we get our fiscal house in order,  the people that I have met at Tea Party rallies have all been patriotic Americans and just plain old Mom's, Dad's, Grandma's and Grandpa's concerned about our nation.   Yes, we do want to take back our country to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation and to restore some sense of morality, common decency and ethics, but to call Tea Party Members "radical" or Terrorists, in a Socialist panic, is really ridiculous.  

If Tea Party Members, arguing for limited government are radical, then obviously our Founding Fathers must have also been radical, since it was their intention in our Constitution.  The Constitution was put in place to restrain government, not expand it as has occurred in the last 100 years into every facet of everyday life.  In any case, fellow Tea Party Members don't pay any attention to the lame stream, left wing media on MSNBC, or to the Socialists in office running around in a panic denouncing Tea Party Members because the American people are very aware of their crooked shenanigans and the gig is up.  

It is time that we start to focus on the elections of 2012 and 2014.   It is time that we organize, organize, organize to 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 America.  

So this is a call to action to all Tea Party Members as we begin the process of taking back our nation in 2012 and 2014.  With Focus, Discipline and Passion, we will take back our country.   Obviously, we must make Socialist President Obama a one term President; but we must also sweep his Socialist pals out of office at all levels of government to complete the house cleaning that must occur to get our country back on track.  Get those check books out to support Conservatives candidates to get the message front and center.  Socialists are bankrupting our country.  And, connect with your friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives to convince them that a vote for a Socialist is a vote for the destruction of our nation.   We have to act as one giant political action committee to get the job done.   We did it in 2010; but now we must finish the job to take our country back.         

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Democracy - We Have Lost Our Way

The preamble to the US Constitution reads,  We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. 

The Constitution was primarily written by James Madison, who would go on to become our fourth President; but his ideas reflected the common thoughts of our Founding Fathers.   The Constitution was supposed to provide for limited government as its purpose was actually to reserve to the states and the people our freedoms.  Some where along the way, during the last 100 years, once politicians of both parties figured out that they could retain power and grow personally rich by bringing home the bacon to buy votes, we lost our way. 

Our Founding Fathers could never have imagined the Socialist creep in the last 100 years that has led to the unlimited growth and power of the federal government and intrusion into every aspect of personal life.   Socialist President Obama's PEEP's, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, public employee union members, illegal aliens and favored industries that contribute to Socialist campaigns, in other words, those feeding at the trough, are happy to give up their freedoms in exchange for government life support.   Whose bread they eat, whose song they sing.   And, in a vicious circle of dependence, those feeding at the trough vote to elect Socialists in order to keep the goodies coming to them.   And, Socialists keep the goodies going to them to stay in power.   Is it down right sick and it is destroying our country in the name of "social justice".  

The top 10% of income earners in American pay 70% of the income taxes in the United States, yet President Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress claim that we don't pay our "fair share".   Instead, they should be saying thank you, thank you for allowing the federal government to confiscate the fruits of our labor.  In the last 100 years, we have  created an entitlement society, instead of an opportunity society that recognizes and rewards hard work and success.  This problem exists not only in the United States; but all Western democracies predicated on Socialist ideology.   The end result is that all of our countries are facing bankruptcy that actually threatens our democracy.   We just can't let that happen.  

WE THE PEOPLE must clearly amend the US Constitution to include a Balanced Budget Amendment, Term Limits for Members of Congress to deal with the corruption we see, Limits on the Power To Tax and Spend without additional state checks and balances and the definition of American citizenship so that children born in the US must have at least one US parent to be an American.   We need these Amendments to our Constitution to get our country back on track.   Other western democracies also need these changes to their governing documents to prevent the bankruptcy of their nations.  

We are seeing riots in the street in Europe because Socialism has failed.  We will see civil strife in the United States and perhaps even the break up of our nation if we don't act to secure our country.   Don't think it can't happen in America the same way it happened in the old Soviet Union.  WE THE PEOPLE must take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We must finish the work done by our Founding Fathers.  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 have lost our way; but the road ahead to clear.   We must sweep President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress out of office in 2012 and 2014 to save our country.  It will not happen any other way.            

Monday, August 8, 2011

President Obama - The Buck Stops With YOU - Really

President Harry Truman, an old style Democrat often said "the buck stops here" meaning with him as the President of the United States.   Truman clearly understood that the President is the moral, military and fiscal leader of our nation.   Socialist President Obama is the great buck passer.   Obama simply will not take responsibility for his failed economic plan even though cards clearly talk and numbers don't lie; though Socialists do lie.  As Obama tried to calm the markets, by blaming Republicans for our nation's economic dismal numbers, shortly after the President spoke, the Dow ended the day by falling 635 points, to below 11,000, to a new low of 10,809.   The price of Gold went up to $1,719 an ounce, a new record.  Investors flea to Gold out of fear.  In this case, investors fear an incompetent Socialist President Obama.   The markets are voting a loud and clear NO Confidence in President Obama.  

Is it any surprise.   Instead of proposing a pro-growth economic plan to calm the markets, Obama again reiterated same old, same old, big government, tax and spend policies that will not restore economic growth, or job creation in America.   Obama wants to extend the payroll tax holiday for another year; ho hum.  Of course, even though unemployment benefits have been extended to 99 weeks, Obama wants to extend unemployment payments even longer.   Many studies show that extending unemployment benefits only causes people to delay taking a job that is "beneath" them.   

In addition, Obama wants more Stimulus Money to fund infrastructure "shovel ready" project even though we already spent a trillion dollars on Obama's SwindleUS Plans 1, II and III and we still have official unemployment above 9.0%.   Unemployment is really more than 17% if all our counted, including the unemployed, those working part time that want full time work and those that have simply given up looking for work altogether.  About 25 million Americans fall into this grouping.  None of these temporary fixes will do anything to restore economic growth and job creation in America.  The proof is in the pudding.  These ideas have all been tried and failed. 

Unfortunately, President Obama's Socialist ideology makes it impossible for him to see a free market solution to economic growth and job creation.   The private sector is sitting on $2 trillion in cash.  It is estimated that there is another $3 trillion dollars in cash, from profits, sitting overseas that could be brought home for investment, if those monies did not face double taxation upon repatriation.   We need a pro-growth economic plan that will allow the private sector to make investments in the United States using all this private sector money, not more government defict spending and borrowing that will bankrupt our nation.  Let me lay it out for the President in simple terms that even Obama can understand:

1.  Cut the current corporate income tax from the 35%, the second highest in the world, to no more than 20%.  Get rid of all other subsidies going to all businesses that distort the free market. 
2.  Eliminate the Capital Gains tax for 5 years, or if that is not acceptable, cut it to no more than 10%.
3.  Allow for a 5% tax on repatriated profits for the next 5 years.
4.  Stop the Environmental Protection Agency from destroying the carbon based energy in the US.
5.  Implement an Energy Plan to make the United States energy independent within 10 years.  This should include development of all energy sources; oil, oil shale, natural gas, clean coal, nuclear energy and renewables that are not feasible today.
6.  Use normal attrition to reduce the size of the federal government, over 5 years, by 500,000 from the current 2.65 million civilian employees.  In doing so, eliminate redundant, wasteful federal programs, commissions, agencies and departments.  Bring federal compensation and benefits in line with the private sector for like work.  This needs to happen at all levels of government since government employees are typically paid 20 - 40% more than is typical in the private sector and it is bankrupting our country.  Outsource as many government functions as possible.
7.  Sell off federal assets/land to private interests to encourage development. 
8.  Cap federal government spending gradually over ten year to no more than 18% of GDP.
9.  Reform the current tax code to make it flatter with rates of 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%.  To protect the poor, those making under $35,000 should pay no income tax at all.  To get to lower personal income tax rates, eliminate the mortgage deduction in stages over 10 years.  Get rid of all other deductions; but the charitable deduction. 
10. Means test Medicare so that those that can pay more, pay higher premiums.  This is already happening; but it needs to be formalized.  Stop politicizing Medicare and solve the problem.
11.  Raise the retirement age for those under 55 years old to 68 years old for full retirement benefits.  Early retirement then would be at 65.  CAP the inflation index and make in applicable only when the CPI exceeds 3%. 
12.  Block grant Medicaid to the states, based on population and let them figure out how to spend the money to best effect.
13.  As another big government entitlement, ObamaCare must be repealed because it is a job killer and it will bankrupt our country.
14.  Enact a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment as another check and balance on Congress and the President to prevent future deficit spending.   The only exception should be a formally Declared War, or other National Emergency, as approved by two thirds of the states. 

If these ideas were enacted, the United States would see GDP growth sky rocket, which would allow us to pay off our National Debt and get our fiscal house in order.   However, none of these common sense ideas will happen as long as President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress remain in power.  To prevent the bankruptcy of the United States, we must sweep these Socialist characters out of office in 2012 and 2014.   The Markets are confirming that President Obama is in way over his head.   Obama may have been a smart college professor, or community organizer; but he just did not have the experience to be President of the United States.  Obama is clearly clueless in Washington.  In addition, Obama has surrounded himself with other egg heads with no business experience.  Secretary of the Treasury Tim  Geithner is clearly incompetent and should be FIRED NOW.   We need a Treasury Secretary who understands Economics 101 to get our nation back on track.

Mr. President, the buck stops with YOU and YOU alone.  You wanted the job.  You got the great house and big jet, now you need to step up to the plate and take responsibility for your actions.  President Obama has destroyed our economy and in 2012 he must pay the price as we make Obama a one term President by electing a Conservative with experience and common sense committed to economic growth.   As every day passes, it becomes clearer that we must 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.   We can't let President Obama pass the buck any longer as he bankrupts our nation.  Obama has to go and the sooner the better.  Tell your friends, neighbors and relatives that Obama is the problem, not the solution.