Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Obama's Dirty Reelection Play Book

To be sure, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Michelle Bachmann, Gary Johnson, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul will not be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States in 2012.  The Obama team knows now that they will either be facing Governor Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, or Governor Rick Perry.   And as such, Obamanistas in Chicago are developing a different Dirty Play Book to take on any one of these three Republicans. 

Clearly, Socialist President Obama cannot run on his record because the economy is a mess, foreign relations are in turmoil and Obama is so left wing and radical that it will not sell in our country.   So, the only way Obama can win reelection is by attempting to divide the nation using the President's Hate Speech Class Warfare strategy to motivate the Mobs in the streets and his other Socialist's PEEP's, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, union members, trial lawyers, environmental wackos, illegal aliens and companies benefiting from crony capitalism to not only donate monies to the President's billion dollar war chest; but also to come out and vote. 

Since the campaign cannot be about Obama's record, since the President has been a complete failure, Obamanistas must also implement a Dirty Chicago style Play Book against the Republican nominee.   It is this Blogger's contention that the lame stream left wing media and Obama most wants to run against Governor Mitt Romney because Romney best plays into Obama's Class Warfare strategy.    To promote class envy and hatred, Romney will be painted as a smart, rich boy born with a silver spoon in his mouth, which is true.  

Obamanistas will also describe Romney as greedy and one of the 1% that owns everything in America, which of course is not true because this election is about the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in our country, as opposed to Obama's PEEP's that are the recipients of our hard earned money.   So the Mobs in the street notion that it is about the 99% versus the 1% in baloney.  No such ratio exists. 

Since Romney founded Bain Capital, the venture capital firm that made him even richer, Obamanistas will tie Romney to hated Wall Street and the big banks, even though a lot of Obama's campaign contributions come from Wall Street and big banks.  That won't matter because Socialists lie to win elections.   And, to blunt criticism of Obama concerning ObamaCare, they will say that the President's Socialist Health Care Program was modeled after RomneyCare in Massachusetts, which is also true.  Finally, Mitt Romney will be painted a Flip Flopper to bring question to his honesty and character.   

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will suffer a different campaign.  Obamanistas can't attack his intellect because Gingrich is brilliant.   They can't attack his experience because Gingrich, both as a historian and expert on American History and Government, as well as foreign affairs, is far more experienced at the workings of the federal government than Obama, the community organizer and law professor.  

So, Gingrich will be painted as an adulterer, which is true.   And, they will bring back the ethical charges that forced Gingrich out of office.   Obamanistas will also say that Gingrich used his connections after leaving office to become a millionaire, also true; but not much different than Obama once he won a Senate seat, or most Members of Congress; but then again Socialists lie so none of Obama's past, including his association with racist Reverend Wright and Communist Terrorist Bill Ayers, will be mentioned by the Obama Campaign, or the lame stream left wing media. 

And finally, there is Governor Rick Perry of Texas, the longest serving, most successful Governor in Texas history.   It is this Blogger's belief that Rick Perry has the best chance at beating Socialist President Obama because he will attract Blue Collar Reagan Democrats, Independents and all Republicans.   Perry's parents were poor tenant farmers.  Perry is completely self made; so no silver spoon in his mouth.  Perry spent five years in the military flying jets around the world to support our troops, while Obama was smoking dope in Hawaii and California.   Rick Perry has a degree in Agricultural Sciences from Texas A & M and a little dirt under his fingernails, so no fancy Harvard or Columbia degree; but then how many Americans have degrees from those schools. 

Rick Perry, happily married for years to one wife with great kids, has been a consistent Conservative; so no flip flopping.   And, if there was any hanky panky in Perry's background it would have come out in one of his elections in Texas long ago.    So what can the Obamanistas and the left wing, lame stream media do to discredit Rick Perry.   Just one thing.  

They are out to paint Governor Rick Perry as too dumb to be President.   Every time he utters a word that is not spot on, they cite the incident of evidence of his stupidity.   Socialists did the same thing with President George W Bush feeding on the stereo type that any Republican who speaks with a Southern accent has to be dumb.   The facts say otherwise. 

Rick Perry has put forth plans for our country that are very smart on tax reform, energy development and securing our border.   Rick Perry is focused on economic development and job creation in America, much the same way he has done for Texas in the last ten years.  But none of that matters to Socialists that always practice the Big Lie in their Dirty reelection Play Books. 

Obamanistas are already working on their Dirty reelection Play Book focused on Romney, Gingrich, or Perry.   The scripts for the commercials are already written.   Expect to see the plan described by this Blogger played against Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry.   It won't work because we are going to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   Even though they would like to, Socialists can't control the story any more no matter how much money they spend.   We will use the Internet and Blogs like the National Freedom Forum and many others to get the truth out and best of all for free. 

All of my readers have a role to play.   Forward my postings on to your entire e-mail list and tell them to Pass them Forward further still.   Together, we will inform our nation, counter Socialist lies and take back our country.  We can do it.   We will do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We will sweep these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014 to take back our country.  The battle will be fierce and ugly to be sure; but together we will make it happen. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Socialist Congressman Barney Frank - Good Riddance

Gadfly, big mouth and liar, Socialist Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts has announced his retirement after 32 years in Congress.   We can all say good riddance to this crook, who was a Socialist ring leader that insisted that mortgage companies lend to their PEEP's, you know those Americans that could not qualify for mortgages under normal terms and conditions.    Frank, as a  Socialist Member of the House of Representatives Bank and Finance Committee, when Socialists controlled the House, was in a position to threaten banks with all kinds of punitive legislation if they did not fall in line and make loans to people with poor credit to realize the American dream of home ownership. 

Congressman Barney Frank, along with his Socialist pals in Congress accused financial institutions of "red lining" and discrimination because they were not making a sufficient number of loans to lower income minorities with bad credit.  Eventually, the banks figured out they could generate profits making sub prime loans to people who could never repay them and the stage was set for the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression.  

The result is 25 million Americans either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or that have just given up looking for work altogether.   And, there are now 45 million Americans on Food Stamps, a record number as poverty is at historic levels.  Thank You Barney Frank and Socialist President Obama. 

And then, when President George W Bush sounded alarm bells related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac asking for more Congressional oversight and regulations, Congressman Barney Frank and his Socialist pals in Congress, in charge of the Banking Committees in both the House of Representatives and the US Senate, refused to regulate Fannie and Freddie because they were all on the take.  Fannie and Freddie were donating millions of dollars to Socialist reelection campaigns, some of which always seemed to end up in their pockets.  How else does someone earning $174,000 a year end up as a millionaire after serving years in office.  Oh, I forgot that members of Congress can take advantage of insider trading that would put the rest of us in jail. 

Congressman Barney Frank should be in jail, not in retirement collecting a huge federal pension laying on the beach with his Partner in Florida as is likely to happen.   Frank refuses to acknowledge his role in this mortgage debacle, which is a crime in and of itself.   This is the same Barney Frank, who came out of the closet in 1987 and then had a Gay Hooker living with him doing what prostitutes do running his "business" from Frank's home.   To say that Frank suffered from moral and ethical lapses during his life and career would be an understatement and not because he happens to be Gay; but rather because he is a sleazy, big mouth, liar and a crook who has been feeding at the trough for years.

Barney Frank is the poster child for Congressional Term Limits.  Barney Frank has done tremendous damage to our country in his 32 years in Congress.   We need citizen politicians, as was the original intent of our Founders, not Politicians in office for life that always end up on the take.  8 years in office, or four two year terms for the House and two four year terms for the Senate is long enough to rob us blind.  In fact, Governor Rick Perry's idea, a part time Congress might even be better where Congress meets ever other year, as happens in many states so they are forced to work in the real world with the rest of us.  A full time Congress has resulted in a $15 Trillion National Debt.  If Congress only met ever other year, maybe our Debt would be half what it is today.  How can that be bad?

By the way,  the real reason Barney Frank is retiring is because of redistricting in Massachusetts.  Frank's district is no longer safe for a big mouth, die hard, Socialist because with redrawing his district, it now contains more Republicans.   The odds are pretty good, given the horrible Obama economy and Barney Frank's roll in creating it, that Frank would have been defeated in 2012, so why bother when his pension will probably be equal to his current salary.  

Further, once out of Congress, Frank can use his crooked contacts to make even more money.  Expect to see Barney Frank as a regular on MSNBC.   They love Barney Frank on MSNBC, the Moronic Socialist News Broadcasting Corporation.    Barney Frank will fit right in with Chris Matthews,  Ed Schultz and Lawrence O'Donnell about the dumbest left wing commentators on TV. 

18 Socialists Members of Congress have already announced retirement.   More will follow in the months ahead because they see another tidal wave coming in 2012, just like the one that hit them in 2010.  They are leaving Congress because they know that their days are numbered anyway.   We are going to take back our country in 2010 and 2012.   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.  In the mean time, if you get a chance, send Congressman Barney Frank a good bye and good riddance note.  We can all be glad that this particular big mouth crook will soon be gone. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Extending Unemployment Benefits & The Payroll Tax Holiday

Socialist President Obama is out on the campaign trail demonizing Republicans in Congress related to extending unemployment benefits AGAIN and the 2% Social Security Payroll Tax Holiday provided in 2011 AGAIN in 2012.   Normally, state unemployment benefits are for 26 weeks.  In bad times, historically, the federal government has gotten it to 39 weeks.   Obama has already pushed unemployment benefits to an unprecedented 99 weeks.   So, since the Obama Recession/Depression has lasted three years, there are millions of unemployed Americans that are out of benefits. 

Extending unemployment benefits sounds good; except for a few facts.  First, there are studies that show that extending unemployment benefits actually causes the unemployed not to accept jobs that they consider below them.   And or, people accept unemployment benefits and then do jobs for cash, under the table, for as long as they can get these benefits.   So extending unemployment benefits is actually prolonging unemployment; hence one of the reasons unemployment rates are still high. 

Specific to the 2% Social Security Tax Holiday, it is true that it would provide the average family about $1,500 of extra money for the year.   The only problem with this story is that Social Security is going bankrupt.   Since 1965, Politicians of both political parties have raided the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for entitlements, wars and pork barrel spending to win reelection.   As such, there are only IOU's in the Social Security Trust Fund.  So taking more money from the Social Security Trust Fund, just means that the federal government must borrow more money to pay out Social Security benefits now and in the future adding to our $15 Trillion, soon to be $16.7 Trillion, National Debt. 

Socialist President Obama will portray the Republicans in Congress as Scrooge at Christmas time if they fail to vote to extend unemployment benefits, or the 2% Social Security Tax Holiday, or dare to insist that it be paid for by cutting other wasteful government programs.   Obama will scream his Hate Speech Class Warfare and like always call for higher taxes on the "rich" defined by Obama as Singles earning $200,000 a year and married couples earning $250,000 a year to pay for these extended benefits in an attempt to buy his reelection.  Obama continues to portray millionaires and billionaires as the cause of all evil in the world, when it is Obama's failed economic policies that have prolonged unemployment in our country and the Obama Recession/Depression. 

The problem with all of this is that Obama is always same old, same old.   We implemented his Socialist Schemes, including Obama's deficit spending Trillion Dollar SwindleUS Plans I, II and III and they failed to restore economic growth, lower unemployment, or create jobs.   Cards talk and numbers don't lie, but Socialists like President Obama always do lie.   So now, Obama wants Congress to enact his $780 Billion deficit spending SwindleUS Plan IV and to raise taxes on the "rich", you know those small businesses that employ 70% of Americans in our country.   Why on earth would we do the same thing over and over again when it produces no positive results.   And why would we raise taxes on the very people that create jobs.   That is just plain crazy; but then Socialists are not known for logical thinking.

Republicans should not vote to extend unemployment benefits.   99 weeks is enough.   There are always jobs available in retail, restaurants, hotels and a million other small businesses.   Are they the best paying jobs around, maybe not; but they are jobs.  As someone who started working at 12 years old and did all kinds of low level, low paying jobs to make money,  this Blogger would sell apples on a street corner if I had to in order to support my family.  I am not heartless; just driven.  As long as it is legal and ethical, you do what you have to do to make a living and wait for better times to do better.   And, in bad times, families should come together to provide support and encouragement.   Government is never the solution and almost always the problem.

Republicans also should not vote to extend the 2% Payroll Tax Holiday.  Studies show that this money is often being used to pay down debt, which is good, but no new jobs are created.   However, this particular "tax holiday" it is at the expense of Social Security benefits that are owed to Senior Citizens.   Social Security is already facing bankruptcy.   The most important thing the Congress could do to restore economic growth and job creation again is either to extend the Bush Tax cuts and make them permanent to bring some certainty to our markets, or to reform the tax code entirely to make it flatter and fairer.  Tinkering around the edges with these gimmicks to buy elections is doing nothing to restore economic growth or create jobs. 

Socialist President Obama is desperate to win reelection.   Obama will try every trick in the book to motivate his PEEP's, those on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, union members, trial lawyers, environmental wackos, illegal aliens and those companies benefiting from crony capitalism to contribute to his billion dollar campaign.   Don't be fooled by all of Obama's shenanigans and all his screaming, moaning and lies on the campaign trail.  While is is true that poverty is up under Obama's leadership and that more than 45 million Americans are on Food Stamps, a record number because of the Obama Recession/Depression, it is Obama himself that has caused the misery and desperation.  

To solve these problems, we must sweep these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.  The goal must be jobs that produce pay checks, not unemployment that provides welfare checks and Food Stamps.   We will not see economic growth and job creation again until Obama is gone.   It is as simple as that.  We are counting the days to November, 2012 and then to January, 2013 when we see the inauguration of a new Conservative pro-growth President and Congress.   Please, let it come soon.   The country can't take any more of Obama's hateful Class Warfare seeking to divide our nation. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Newt Gingrich & The Republican's Last Chance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has surged in the polls as the anyone but Mitt Romney choice for the Republican Presidential nomination.   There is no doubt that Gingrich may very well be the most knowledgeable Republican seeking the nomination.   Gingrich certainly understands American History and the workings of the federal government better than any other candidate running for the Presidency, including Socialist President Obama.  

And, Gingrich for the most part is a tried and true Conservative; though his personal life, which included various extra marital affairs and some ethical issues while in office are not the best example for any politician.  However, it appears that Gingrich has grown up and as a grandfather is more mature today.   Perhaps, Newt Gingrich converted to Catholicism as an act of penance because everyone knows that Catholic guilt is almost as good as Jewish guilt.  And, it is actually very good that Gingrich spent years in the wilderness managing his own small business, after leaving office, so Gingrich has some real life work experience out of government. 

So it could boil down to born again Conservative Mitt Romney, a well known flip flopper, or former Conservative Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, with his troubled past, when all is said and done.   If Romney loses in Iowa and New Hampshire, which would be an upset, Romney is done because he will not win in South Carolina and Florida even if he wins in Nevada.  It is also important to recognize that the Republican primaries are not winner take all.  

That is, all candidates that garner votes in the primaries will go to the Republican Convention with their delegates.    That probably means that Ron Paul, at least initially, will control about 10% of the Delegates at the Convention.   The other Delegates are likely to be controlled by Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman.   Unless Romney goes to the Convention with a majority of the Delegates to win on the first vote, he may not be the Republican nominee because with the exception of any Delegates committed to fellow Mormon Jon Huntsman,  Delegates committed to these other candidates will vote for Newt Gingrich, or perhaps Rick Perry, if Perry ends up with a sizable number of Delegates. 

Socialist President Obama's team is compiling dirt on all Republican candidates.   There is not doubt that this will be the dirtiest election in American history because Obama will do anything to stay in power.  If Obama can make the campaign about the Republican candidate and Class Warfare, instead of Obama's failed Presidency, Obama wins.   The likely Republican Candidate whether Romney, Gingrich or Perry will focus on the numbers; high unemployment, high foreclosures, low GDP growth rate and all the job killer actions of the Obama Administration, which will be pretty powerful because cards talk and numbers don't lie; but of course, Socialists like President Obama do lie.  Even though Obama will spend a billion dollars to get out his propaganda, we Bloggers will be there telling the truth every single day of the campaign to make Obama a one term President. 

That is all well and good; but it is not smooth sailing for the Republican candidate in any case.   We will work to help Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives and take back the US Senate, as well as, win the Presidency.   Once that is accomplished in 2012 and 2014, the Republicans have one last chance to get our country back our track.   Republican hands are not clean related to allowing for the last hundred years of Socialist creep and the role Republicans played in accumulating our $15 Trillion National Debt.   Republicans too have been feeding at the trough for years using pork barrel spending to win elections to stay in power.

If we help Republicans gain control of the federal government, we need to see significant change to end the deficit spending that is bankrupting our country and pay off our National Debt.  The United States is at a tipping point.   We can't wait any longer to get our country back on track.   That means shrinking the size of the federal government from Obama's current 25% of GDP to no more than 17 or 18%.  We must also see a return to Constitutional limited government and away from Socialist control of our lives, so no more compromise with Socialists.   Meeting Socialists half way has led to a $15 Trillion National Debt.  It has to stop.  The repeal of ObamaCare is a good place to start. 

We need to see tax, education, energy, health care and entitlement significant reform.   We must have the enactment of a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment with limits on the ability to raise taxes, in addition to Congressional Term Limits to help end the corruption in Washington.   And, in order to protect our national sovereignty, it is time to define American citizenship, by Constitutional Amendment, to stop the illegal alien anchor baby problem.  

Of course, we must have a strong national defense, which includes securing our border once and for all.  Once done, we can implement a reasonable and humane plan to deal with 12 million Illegal Aliens.   We must protect our right to bear arms and the sanctity of life along with family values that are the foundation of our country.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation again in our country.

So whether we have President Gingrich, Romney, or Perry, the Republican Party has once last chance to get it right.  If it turns out to be business as usual, the Republican Party will go the way of the WHIG Party.   What will emerge is the Conservative Party of America as a contrast to the current Socialist Party of America, led by President Obama.   The clock is ticking.   We can't wait any longer because our nation is at stake.   As Ronald Reagan always said, we need to see bold colors, not shades of pastel to get the job done. 

We must have real change to get our country back on track.   Any Republican that is playing games and thinks otherwise will find that the party is over.    We are serious about taking 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.     

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The DesertXpress - Just More Crony Capitalism

A developer in Las Vegas is seeking a "loan" from the federal government of $4.9 Billion to build the DesertXpress, a high speed train, from Victorville, California about 85 miles Northeast of Los Angeles to Las Vegas 190 miles away.   Supposedly, this project would create 32,000 jobs so that gamblers can speed to Las Vegas, once they drive to Victorville, at 150 miles an hour on the train for $75 round trip.   Let us hope that this crony capitalism is never funded because it is a ridiculous waste of money. 

As a Nevada resident, I would love to see jobs created to help end the Obama/Reid Depression in Nevada; but this scheme is about as stupid as it gets.   Republicans in Congress are cool to the idea.   Even Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada won't say whether he thinks the loan is a good idea or not and no wonder.   After the $527 million Obama Solyndra scandal and other green government loans gone bad, what politician in his right mind, even Harry Reid whose mind is questionable, is going to back this stupid deal that will never pay for itself in a hundred years, if ever.   Let me tell you why. 

Las Vegas is about 300 - 350 miles from most parts of Southern California.   Victorville, the proposed point to catch this high speed train is therefore about 100 - 150 miles from where most residents of Southern California live, or about half way to Las Vegas.   Why would anyone drive through bumper to bumper traffic to get to Victorville before catching this train.   If someone was going to drive, they would go the rest of the way rather than presumably paying to park their cars in the middle of no where when parking in Las Vegas at all hotels is free.   Besides, it is only a four - five hour drive in total.

Further, there are five airports in Southern California, all within 30 - 45 minutes of where most people live, offering cheap airfares to Las Vegas.   It is only a 45 minute flight.  Once in Las Vegas, there is no need for a car since there is a monorail connecting various hotels, cheap taxis, or walking along the strip is even feasible since the weather is usually good.  

The very notion that anyone would propose a plan for a high speed train connecting Southern California to Las Vegas, when California is bankrupt, inner city public transportation in Southern California is totally ineffective, freeways in Southern California are in continuous grid lock, Nevada is trying to deal with a huge budget deficit and the United States has a $15 Trillion National Debt, just demonstrates that there are people in our country, including in government, that are delusional and always scheming to feed at the trough at our expense.  Besides,  the federal government is already funding a high speed train connecting Northern and Southern California, at a cost of Billions of dollars, that is another stupid idea for many of the same reason listed above, when Amtrac, the nation's passenger rail system, is bankrupt.    Go figure. 

In the mean time, Yucca Mountain, 100 miles from Las Vegas in the middle of no where, intended to be the nation's nuclear waste repository, which could instead be used to reprocess nuclear waste rather than for storage, that cost the American people $13 Billion sits empty because politicians of both parties refuse to recognize that nuclear energy must be part of our nation's energy picture if we are ever to become energy independent.  

A nuclear industry in Nevada would create thousands of permanent jobs, not temporary jobs building a high speed train that will require huge government subsidies from the day it begins operations.   Further, Yucca Mountain would generate Billions of dollars for the state of Nevada to fund schools and valuable infrastructure instead of boondoggles and be a service to our nation, not just gamblers from Southern California. 

Honestly, this Blogger is often disheartened by the fiscal insanity and stupidity we see on a daily basis in our country.   But hope springs eternal as we recognize that we must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping Socialists, including President Obama, out of office to return to Constitutional Government by pushing back 100 years of Socialist creep.   In the mean time, call, write, or e-mail your Congressman and Senators and tell them not one dime for the DesertXpress boondoggle, or they can start packing now.   If it is such a good idea,  the private sector, including casino operators in Las Vegas can build this high speed train with their money.  Otherwise, these crony capitalists need to keep their sticky fingers out of our pockets.  

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday - Great For China & South Korea

Every year, there is a lot of hoopla about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers open in the middle of the night luring shoppers into stores with great "deals".    It is called Black Friday since it is the beginning of the holiday shopping season and said to be the day that retailers actually enter the Black, after losing money in the Red, for the whole year before then.  

This year retailers believe shopping will be up by 10% as 152 million Americans go shopping during the three day weekend after Thanksgiving.  Given the economy, not sure why retailers are so optimistic; but it would be good if it happens.  Even the Occupy Wall Street Mobs are on the streets protesting at Big Box stores this weekend in between shopping with their credit cards.   After all, those students in the Mobs need new I Phones to communicate during their protests. 

Of course, since very little in our stores, other than food, is manufactured in the US any more, Black Friday is really great for China, South Korea and other countries where most of our clothing and electronics are made.   As far as this Blogger knows, all flat screen TV's are made overseas.   All Apple products are made in China.   Most computers are made overseas.  These are all big ticket items.   Too bad they are no longer made in the United States as a result of high taxes and regulations and unions that drove this high value manufacturing off shore years ago.  Textiles, clothing and furniture are no longer manufactured in the US either.   Remember the movie Norma Rae, staring Sally Fields, when good old Norma helped organize a union in a clothing factory and we cheered for her.   While Norma got the union alright and then the factory moved to China where Ling Ling has her job. 

Global competition is brutal and not going away any time soon.   Low skill factory jobs are never coming back to the US.  But even worse, major American companies now have thousands of employees in India doing knowledge work.   Each year more than a million smart, young kids graduate from Indian universities ready, willing and able to do back office work that propels them into the Indian middle class with salaries of $600 a month.   The big accounting firms have Accountants in India actually doing American tax returns earning $1,000 a month.   Since information can be zoomed around the world in a click, back office work really can be done any where. 

So while American shoppers flood our stores during Black Friday each year buying all sorts of consumer goods made overseas, we are experiencing a complete transformation of our economy that has been happening for 30 years.   Yet, our elected representatives and particularly Socialists in government, including President Obama, really don't get any of this.   Or if they do get it, they continue to perpetuate the big lie to their PEEP's to win elections that these jobs are just around the corner with one more SwindleUS Plan.   It is not going to happen if we don't deal with the fundamentals.

We must implement a 50 year Energy Plan that includes more oil drilling and development of clean coal, nuclear energy, oil and gas shale, natural gas and renewables to make energy cheaper, not more expensive, so that we do not have to send billions of dollars to the Middle East every year to buy oil.   This will create millions of good paying jobs as the foundation of our economy. We need to simplify our personal and corporate income tax codes to spur investment.   We need to cut the size of government to lower taxes to leave more money in the private sector to grow our economy.   We must get rid of onerous regulations that makes it nearly impossible to manufacture in our country.   We must manage unions that continue to kill jobs.  Finally, we must reform our public schools to insure that kids either graduate from high school ready to go to university, or to under take vocational education to leave school with a marketable job skill. 

Until all of these things happen, we will not see economic growth or significant job creation again in America.   Instead, if these things don't happen, we will see the bankruptcy of our country and the decline of our nation into second class status.  But, these common sense things will not happen as long as Socialists, including President Obama remain in office, which is the best reason we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.   Our nation and standard of living are at stake.   We are at the tipping point. 

We have to elect real Conservatives, not RINO's, who get all of this.   We cannot continue business as usual.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to get our nation back our track.   There can be no compromise with Socialists or Socialism since it has brought us to a $15 Trillion National Debt. 

We have to take back our country.  We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.    We have to get down to business and I don't mean the kind of business that is happening on Black Friday.  I mean nation building once again; but related to our own country.   We have to fix the fundamentals to restore economic growth and create jobs in America.   It will not happen any other way.   

Thursday, November 24, 2011

United States At The Tipping Point

While politicians of both political parties in Washington dither and waste time, the United States is now at the tipping point.   Our National Debt at $15 Trillion and growing, with no end is sight, is now at 100% of our Gross Domestic Product.   Italy's National Debt is at 120%, which has pushed that nation toward economic collapse.   Based on Socialist President Obama's current deficit spending trajectory, we will add another $10 Trillion to our National Debt in the next ten years, assuming the markets will allow it, which is doubtful. 

Sooner than ten years, we will hit the precipice when other nations and investors will not lend money to the US to support our entitlement programs, unless we are willing to pay very high interest rates and give up our national sovereignty.  If that happens, the interest on the Debt will be the single greatest expenditure of our federal budget crowding out many other government functions.   Before that happens, the Federal Reserve will start printing money, which is already happening, destroying the value of the dollar.   Eventually, we will also see interest rates rise dramatically.   When that happens, the economy will come to a stand still as many companies will not be able to borrow to expand their businesses, resulting in even higher unemployment and a lower standard of living for the American people.  

The financial tipping point is here.   The elections of 2012 and 2014 also represent a tipping point related to our form of government.  During the last 100 years, beginning with President Woodrow Wilson,  Socialists have moved our country away from limited Constitutional Government, designed by our Founding Fathers, to the modern Welfare State.   The result is an ever more intrusive federal government, involved in literally every aspect of daily life, predicated on the redistribution of income in the name of "social justice".   ObamaCare is just the latest huge unfunded entitlement that must be repealed not only because it will bankrupt our country; but because it gives  federal government Gestapos control of one sixth of the US economy and literally our lives and deaths.  We can't let that happen.  The federal government is today the biggest threat to our freedom, since we faced foreign enemies committed to Fascism or Communism.  

So in 2012 and 2014, in addition to preventing the bankruptcy of our nation, we will decide if we want to be a free people, or if we will surrender our freedoms to the federal government and the nanny state.   We have experienced 100 years of Socialist creep.   Bit by bit, the federal government has limited our freedoms.   The federal government, like the Gestapo, controls our lives, confiscates our property and wealth at will.  It will only get worse if Socialists in government, included President Obama, are reelected in 2012 and 2014 because they do not believe in individual liberty. 

The balloon has burst.  Even if all wealth was confiscated from the "rich", which the Socialists would do in a minute if they thought they could make it happen, it would be impossible to pay off our $15 Trillion National Debt, or to fund all the entitlements put in place by Socialist to win elections.   The United States is today borrowing 40 cents for every dollar that it spends with no end in sight.  Obviously, to end deficit spending and begin to pay off our National Debt, this has to stop, which will cause the Mobs to riot on our streets.   This is already happening at the instigation of Socialist President Obama, who preaches Hate Speech Class Warfare to intentionally divide our nation.   

In order to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation, the federal government must shrink from Obama's current 25% of GDP to around 17%.   That means eliminating at least 500,000 federal civilian employees, through a hiring freeze and normal attrition in the next five years.  It also means getting rid of many redundant programs, agencies, commissions and departments of the federal government.  Have you noticed that no politician of either party is advocating a common sense plan that sounds anything like the plan advanced by this Blogger.   The question is why not?

That is because both political parties are vested in huge federal spending.  Republicans and Socialists are feeding at the trough to gain personal wealth; though Socialists gain more by big government since their public employee union pals contribute to their campaigns.  So the bigger the government, the more public employees paying union dues that can go to support Socialist  campaigns.  It is a vicious circle of corruption, which is why we need Congressional Term Limits. 

In 2012 and 2014 we must sweep these Socialists, including President Obama out of office because it is our only hope for getting our nation back on track.   When we do so, we must be careful to elect real Conservatives, not RINO's, that are not go along to get along kind of politicians.  It is important to remember that establishment Republicans helped get us to a $15 Trillion National Debt.   Instead, we must elect Conservatives opposed to business as usual, not more Republicans in empty suits on the take.   We need radical change to save our nation and that will not come from establishment Republicans. 

We must elect Conservatives committed to rolling back 100 years of Socialism to return to limited Constitutional Government to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.   There can be no additional compromise with Socialists or Socialism if we are to prevent the bankruptcy of our country.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life.   We are at the tipping point.  We will either remain a free people and nation, or experience civil strife, tyranny and the destruction of our nation.   The choice is ours to make and we must make it soon.   If we fail, buy gold because our dollar will be worthless. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dealing With Illegal Aliens In America

The subject of Illegal Aliens keeps coming up during Republican Presidential Debates.  In fact, this topic continues to be controversial as Republicans seek a solution that is not Amnesty; but can appeal to Latino voters.   The reality is that there are about 12 million Illegal Aliens in the United States.   We can only say "about" because no one really knows for sure how many Illegal Aliens there are in our country.  There may be many more. 

But let's assume the number is 12 million.   There is no way we are going to deport 12 million Illegal Aliens.  It is not going to happen so perhaps we should focus on the things that can happen.  The following Plan in the sequence listed makes sense:

1.  We must secure our border once and for all to stop Illegal Aliens, Drug Runners and Terrorists from entering our country.  A nation that cannot control its border will not remain a nation for long.   Nothing else should be done until the border is secure. 
2.  We must enact a Constitutional Amendment that makes it very clear that going forward only children born to an American mother are natural born American citizens.   The US is one of few countries in the world where someone can enter a country illegally, have children and those children automatically become citizens of that country.   These anchor babies have to stop because they are a magnate to come to our country illegally. 
3.  If not executed for a violent crime,  any Illegal Alien of any age that has been convicted of a crime should be immediately deported after serving their jail sentence in an American Prison.   If they come back to the US and are caught, it should result in life in an American prison. 
4.  Any adult illegal alien, unmarried, with no American children should be deported and again if they come back arrested and put in an American prison for five years and then deported once again.   If they come back again and they are caught, it should be prison for life.
5.  Finally, we get to Illegal Aliens that have children, born in the United States, that under current law are American citizens.  They should pay fines for violating our laws.  The parents should be given a green card and allowed to apply for citizenship, through the normal process, waiting in line, that often takes years provided they can support their families.     While waiting in line if a parent serves in our military, for at least three years, they should be given automatic citizenship upon honorable discharge.
6. We need a guest worker program that would allow foreign nationals to enter our country to work with legal status for fixed periods of time.   Under no circumstances should these workers be given Green Cards, or any other legal status.   If they otherwise violate our laws while working in our country, they should immediately be deported and never be allowed to enter our country again under and status.

No doubt there are other permutations that must be considered; but this Blogger has dealt with most circumstances in this listing.   This approach recognizes reality.   Under this approach several million Illegal Aliens, married with American children, would be permitted to remain in our country, with legal status, while millions more would be deported.  This is not Amnesty; but rather just common sense and a recognition of reality.  

Socialists in government, including President Obama will never agree to a reasonable plan that does not provide Amnesty to all 12 million Illegal Aliens in our country, which is one more reason we must sweep them all of our office in 2012 and 2014.   We cannot afford to be Mexico's safety valve to benefit the 38 families in Mexico, with all the wealth, that control that country.   The Republican Party must advance solutions related to Illegal Aliens that will have broad support, even among Latinos in the United States.   The plan described by this Blogger is just common sense.   It is time for the Republican Party to advance a plan to deal with Illegal Aliens that is logical, humane and that recognizes reality.   It is what it is.   

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Energy Independence - The Key To Economic Growth

The key to restore economic growth and job creation again in the United States is for our nation to become energy independent.   We have the natural resources in our country, if developed, that would allow us to stop sending billions of dollars overseas to buy foreign oil from countries that hate us.   And,  we could create millions of good paying jobs in the United States by maximizing the development of oil, oil and gas shale, natural gas, clean coal and nuclear energy, in addition to renewables that are not economically feasible today.  

Of course, the environmental wackos are opposed to all carbon and nuclear based energy and they do everything possible to stop it outright, or delay development for years, often making it economically unfeasible.    Michigan, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas and other states are sitting on top of gas shale that could power our country for the next 200 years.  The technology is there to extract this natural gas safely without harm to the environment; yet it will take years to get these projects approved, if it ever happens.

Though there are a few in the works, there have been no new nuclear plants built in the US in 30 years even though this source of energy creates no carbon foot print and the technology is there to do it safely.  Nevada is in a Depression, not a recession, with the highest unemployment and foreclosure rates in the country; yet Nevada's Republican Governor Sandoval, Republican Senator Heller and Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid all oppose the development of a nuclear industry in Nevada, centered around using Yucca Mountain, 100 miles from Las Vegas in the middle of the desert, built at a cost of $13 billion to the American people. 

Yucca is not about its location in Nevada, which is supported by years of scientific research; but rather nuclear energy that is needed as one componant to make the US energy independent.  In addition, the paradigm has shifted from storage at Yucca to reprocessing of nuclear waste for resale and use again.   Even though a nuclear industry would create thousands of new jobs and perhaps billions in revenues for the state,  Nevada politicians just don't get it. 

We should be drilling for oil in Anwar, Alaska.   Only a few square miles are needed to tap into the Anwar oil fields out of thousands of square miles of frozen tundra.   Yet, the environmental wackos have stopped utilization of Anwar when we know it is a significant oil resource.   We also need to build the Keystone Pipeline to bring Canadian oil to refineries in Texas; yet once again the environmental wackos pressured President Obama to stop it.  And, then there are lithium deposits in Nevada that could make Nevada the lithium capital of the world again creating thousands of jobs; yet the approval process alone takes 2 years and there is no guarantee that it will ever happen even though these deposits are on federal government land in the middle of no where.   Instead, those revenues and jobs are going to South America. 

Look, contrary to Socialist President Obama's assertions, no one supports dirty water or air, or other chemical pollutants in our environment let alone nuclear radiation in the air.   Certainly, there should be reasonable environmental regulations that err on the side of caution; but also recognizes that the balloon has burst.   There are 25 million Americans either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or that have just given up looking for work altogether.   45 million Americans are on Food Stamps.   Our National Debt is $15 Trillion with no end in sight.  

None of this will change and it could even get worse if we don't have economic growth above 3 or 4% of GDP a year.  To get there, we need cheap energy and the jobs that will come from a vibrant energy industry.   Obama's Environmental Protection Agency, the Gestapo, has done everything possible to stop, or delay carbon and nuclear based energy projects.   Coal mines are actually closing down, costing thousands of jobs, because they can't meet new EPA regulations.   It takes years to get new projects approved and billions of dollars.   And even then, Environmental Wacko groups go to court to stop what is approved.  

We have reached a tipping point.   The United States will either remain a super power with a high standard of living for our people, or we will recede into the history of has been nations.  Clearly, the Socialists in government, including President Obama, are leading us toward second rate status and the bankruptcy of our nation, which is the reason we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.   These Socialists are the enemy from within, in many ways as bad as any external enemy we have ever faced.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 and once we do so, we must embark on a path toward energy independence.   We have to push aside the environmental wackos that are destroying our economy.  We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   

Monday, November 21, 2011

Michele Obama Booed At NASCAR Race

First Lady Michele Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill, both Grand Marshall's of the NASCAR Race held in Florida, there to honor the military, were actually booed by fans in the bleachers.   Is it any wonder.   Socialists in government, including Mrs. Obama, Mrs. Biden and their husbands, the President and Vice President, do not relate to red blooded, hard working Americans that cling to their hamburgers, guns and religion that happen to be the typical Conservative folks that would go to a NASCAR Race.   These are just not Obama's PEEP's, so it should be no surprise that Michele Obama and Jill Biden were booed.

The reality is that Michele Obama and Jill Biden were just surrogates for their husbands, Socialist President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.  Both Obama and Biden only speak in front of crowds that are their PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, union members, trial lawyers, environmental wackos, or at companies benefiting from crony capitalism.  All of Obama's PEEP's are feeding at the trough, so of course, they welcome President Obama, or Vice President Biden with adoration and cheers.   After all, whose bread you eat, whose song you sing. 

President Obama does not dare speak in front of hard working Americans, the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in our country, or those of us that eat whatever we want, or cling to our religion, or guns because Obama will find that his words will only generate boos.   Our National Debt, currently at $15 trillion, under Obama's leadership, is growing at $4 Billion a day.   This President will add more to the National Debt during his first term in office than any other President in American history.  Socialist President Obama and his Socialist pals in government are bankrupting our country. 

And, by the way the phony Super Committee discussions about cutting $1.2 Trillion over the next ten years would have done nothing to actually cut spending, or pay off the National Debt so it really does not matter that this process ended in failure.   This cut, if it had happened, would only have cut the rate of the growth of spending.   Even if the cuts had occurred, since deficit spending is allowed to continue, business as usual, under the Obama trajectory, we will add another $9 Trillion to the National Debt in the next ten years.  Of course,  the markets will never allow this to happen.  Instead, we will see the economic collapse of the United States and the resultant loss of our National Sovereignty.  

We can't let that happen.   The fans at the NASCAR Race had it right.   Rather than just booing the President, we need to express our dissatisfaction with President Obama and his Socialist pals in government by sweeping them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.   The very survival of our country is at stake.  We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by electing common sense, rock solid Conservatives, not RINO's, that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real energy, education, 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 again in our country. 

We have to make Obama a one term President in 2012 to save 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.  It is too bad that Michele Obama and Jill Biden were booed at NASCAR; but then again it was their husbands the crowds think are clowns not them. It is what it is.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Income Inequality - More Socialist Spin

Cards talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialist do lie all the time.   This time it concerns the latest manipulation of numbers related to income inequality.   Socialists and the lame stream, left wing media claim that the rich have gotten richer since the Bush Tax Cuts were enacted in 2003, while the poor have gotten poorer presumably because of the "greedy" rich.   It is very easy to spin these numbers; but here are the facts recently published by Fortune Magazine. 

Since 1962,  not 2001, net worth of the top 1% of income earners in the US has grown from $6 million to $14 million in 2010.  In the same time period, the top fifth of income earners have grown in their net worth from $800,000 to $1.7 million.   The middle fifth have growth in their net worth from $52,000 to $65,000.  And, the lowest fifth of income earners have lost ground.  They had negative net worth, or debt of $7,000 in 1962 and now their debt is $27,000 as a result of access to more credit cards, or just plain dollar devaluation.  

So,  just looking at these numbers on the surface, it does look like the rich got richer and the poor got poorer; but for one serious fact.  The dollar has diminished in value since 1962 dramatically.   A middle class home in 1962 cost about $30,000 in most regions of the country.  Even with declining home values today, average home price in the US exceeds $200,000.   So it is hard to argue that the rich are any richer today than they were in 1962 and they may even be poorer and it has nothing to do with the Bush Tax Cuts.  

More important, the poor are not poor because of the rich, especially given the trillions of dollars that have been spent on the poor since Lyndon Johnson's Great Society entitlement programs were enacted into law in 1965.   The poor are poor because public education, which is lousy in the inner cities of the United States, has served them badly and that coincides with the rise of teacher unions in the last 30 years.   And, there is no escaping global competition for the poorly educated in the United States.

In fact, most of the 25 million unemployed, underemployed working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether in the United States are Americans with just a high school education, or no high school diploma at all.   Many of these people have little or no job skills.  Unemployment among college graduates is just 4.5%, which is really full employment for college graduates since there will always be young people that just won't take a job because they are living off their parents.   Well dah!

And, then there is global competition.   The poor in the United States are now competing with better educated people in China, India and other countries willing to work for far less money.   Lets face it, poor Americans, with no job skills, that cannot even read at grade level, can't compete in a global economy.   This has nothing to do with the rich; but rather failing public schools run by teacher unions that refuse to allow real accountability and or School Vouchers for these children to get them out of lousy public schools.  

Socialists scream income inequality as their cry to justify higher taxes on the "rich" defined by Socialist President Obama as Singles earning more than $200,000 a year and married Couples earning more than $250,000 a year, even though the "rich" have nothing to do with causing income inequality, if it does exist.    This Blogger keeps saying that Obama should send the "rich" a thank you letter every year for paying all the income taxes in our country.  The top 1%, you know all those millionaires Obama continues to demonize, pay 37% of all income taxes in our country.  The top 5%, those Obama describes as the "rich" already pay 50% of all income taxes in our country.  The top 10% of income earners pay 68% of all income tax in our country.   The bottom 50%, those below the median income, Obama's PEEP's, that earn 13% of all income in our country pay just 3% of the income taxes in our country, if any at all.  

How much more progressive or "fair" can our tax system possibly be related to redistribution of income.   Apparently for Socialists that support income redistribution to give to their uneducated PEEP's in the name of social justice,  the "rich",  4 out of 5 of which are small businesses,  never pay their "fair share" no matter how much they pay.   Of course, Socialists like President Obama continue to lie about all of these facts in a desperate attempt to stay in office. 

There are about 115 million households in the United States where our 310 million people live.  Out of that number 496,000 Households are worth $30 million or more.  2,292,000 Households are worth $5 - $30 million.  7,753,000 Households are worth $1 - $5 million.   So there are about 10,541,000 Households out of 115 million that are presumably "rich", or roughly 9.5%,  but keep in mind this includes all assets like inflated home values.    If all of their assets combined were confiscated by the federal government, which Socialists and Communists would love to do, it still would be impossible to pay off our $15 trillion National Debt, or continued trillion dollar deficit spending.   Socialist want to use the income inequality red herring as an excuse to raise taxes on the "rich".   It is as simple as that. 

The fact is that we have a spending problem in the US, not a revenue problem.  Even after the Bush Tax Cuts were enacted in 2001, revenues to the federal government increased by $745 billion because until the last year of the Bush Administration and the financial crisis that began in 2007, unemployment was very low.   The problem was not revenues specific to the Bush Tax cuts.   The problem is and was that politicians of both parties always spend more money than the federal government takes in, no matter how much it is.    So giving them even more money will not insure that deficit spending stops unless and until we have a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. 

Raising taxes on the "rich" is not the way to deal with income inequality if it does exist in real terms.  The only way to raise all boats is to cut taxes and regulations in order to restore economic growth and job creation once again in the US.   And, if the poor have really gotten poorer, after the trillions spent on them in Great Society entitlements, it is because they have endured failing public schools and they have no marketable job skills to compete in a global economy.   The only way to fix this problem is to reform our public education system to allow for real accountability and School Vouchers.  We must also make sure that no kid graduates from any high school in our country who in not either prepared to enter college, or on track to receive a vocational education to learn a job skill that is marketable.  

None of these things will happen as long as Socialists are in power because they want their PEEP's dependent on government as their ticket to staying in office and they are owned lock, stock and barrel by the teacher unions.   Socialists, including President Obama, want the income inequality issue as part of their Hate Speech Class Warfare strategy to divide our nation in an attempt to stay in power.   Let's not forget that Socialists in office get rich feeding at the trough pretending to care for the poor, when it is Socialists that live off the misery of the poor.    

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 for the sake of all Americans; but especially for the poor that are stuck at the bottom of our society because of lousy public schools and government dependence.  Obviously, spending trillions of dollars on the poor since 1965 has done nothing to alleviate poverty in America as 45 million Americans are now on Food Stamps, since Obama's election, the highest number in our history.   If government programs funded by higher taxes were the answer, there would be no poverty in America today.  In the mean time, don't believe the Socialist Spin you hear related to income inequality.   It is just more Socialist baloney being used in their Hate Speech Class Warfare argument as an excuse to raise taxes to keep the poor dependent on government as their ticket to power and personal wealth.   

Remember, more than 50% of the members of Congress are millionaires and a lot of them are Socialists.   How did that happen on $174,000 a year paid to a Congressman or Senator especially if they were not rich when they began their years in office.  Oh Yes, members of Congress are allowed to take advantage of insider trading that would put the rest of us in jail.  Now that is real income inequality by elected officials feeding at the trough.   Go figure. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Give Governor Rick Perry Another Look

Have you noticed that whenever a Conservative Republican rises in the polls to challenge RINO Governor Mitt Romney that the lame stream, left wing media does everything conceivable to destroy that individual.  Herman Cain has been attacked because of bogus Sexual Harassment charges.   Newt Gingrich is now being attacked because of his personal history.   And of course, Governor Rick Perry was attacked because of a few gaffs during relentless debates.   Forget about the debates and give Governor Rick Perry, a true Conservative, another look. 

It is becoming pretty clear that the lame stream, left wing media wants Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee for President for two reasons.   Since Romney enacted RomneyCare in Massachusetts, that was the model for highly unpopular ObamaCare, it will be harder for Romney to attack Socialist President Obama on this issue.  And, since Obama is vulnerable and may not win reelection, the lame stream, left wing media would prefer Romney, a historical flip flopper in the White House, who might just flip again on entitlement reform, ObamaCare, Cap & Trade and Abortion.   Look if Mitt Romney, a born again Conservative, gets the Republican nomination,  Fiscal and Social Conservatives will have to hold our noses and support him; but clearly Conservatives in the Republican Party continue to seek out the Romney alternative because we do not trust him to be a real Conservative.  And, who could blame us given Mitt Romney's history as a flip flopper. 

Governor Rick Perry's is advancing thoughtful Plans in keeping with real Conservative ideas.   Perry's 20% personal income flat tax plan, which maintains the mortgage and charitable deductions and generous exemptions to protect families and the poor, is spot on and will lead to a fairer, flatter tax system and an economic boom.  Perry's plan to bring the corporate income tax down to 20% and get rid of capital gains, dividend, estate and taxes on Social Security benefits will help restore economic growth and create millions of jobs again in our country.   Perry supports a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment and will work to balance the federal budget and end deficit spending to get our country back on track and prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  As Texas Governor, Perry understands the illegal alien problem at our border and is committed to securing the border once and for all. 

In addition, Perry's Energy Plan will make the United States energy independent and create millions of jobs.   Since Obama was elected President, our country has lost 1,529,000 manufacturing jobs as a result of high taxes, big union demands and environmental wacko regulations.  To be fair, this trend has been happening for more than 30 years.  Those jobs are  never coming back, which is the reason we must have a thriving energy industry producing jobs that cannot be off-shored.  Since Rick Perry comes from Texas, he gets it and will make it happen.   And, Rick Perry unlike some other Republican Candidates is not afraid to use the "S" word referring to President Obama as a Socialist.   Obama is what he is.   As a straight talker, Rick Perry does not mince words. 

Governor Rick Perry came from nothing and is completely self made.  Perry did not even live in a house with electricity until he was 9 years old.  His parents were poor tenant farmers in Texas so Perry has some dirt under his finger nails.  That might be the reason Perry got a degree in Agricultural Sciences.  This Eagle Scout spent five years in the military flying jets all over the world to support our armed forces.  Governor Rick Perry is a happily married, Christian, with grown children and no scandals.  If there was any monkey business in Perry's background, it would have come out during various state wide elections and the ten years Perry has served as the successful Governor of Texas, the longest sitting Governor in Texas history.  Perry is right on the issues and has a personal history that will sell in America.   It is time to take another look at Governor Rick Perry for the Republican nomination for the Presidency.   Forget about the debates and just listen to the man when he speaks.  As a Conservative, you will like what you hear.   

Friday, November 18, 2011

Socialist Vote Down Balanced Budget Amendment

Socialists in the House of Representatives voted down a Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.   Even though the measure passed by a vote of 261 to 165,  since a two thirds vote is needed for a Constitutional Amendment, it would have required 284 votes to send it to the US Senate for a vote.  For the most part this was a party line vote as most Republicans voted for the Amendment and most Socialists voted against it.   A few Republicans voted No because the Amendment did not also control spending for fear that the law would just lead to higher taxes without spending restraints.   Our National Debt has just surpassed $15 trillion with no end in sight.  Based on the current spending trajectory, Socialist President Obama is likely to add more to the National Debt, in his first term in office, than all other Presidents combined in American history.

Socialists at all levels of government are bankrupting our country, as has happened in Europe.   Failure to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment is just another indication that these characters have no intention of cutting trillions in deficit spending to support their PEEP's in order to buy elections and stay in power.   The Congressional Super Committee was focused on cutting just $1.2 trillion over ten years, which had they succeeded, which seems unlikely now, is chump change.   Based on Obama's current trajectory, assuming Markets will allow it, which is doubtful, $10 trillion will be added to our National Debt in the next ten years.  Our current National Debt is already at 100% of our Gross Domestic Product.   Italy, near economic collapse, is at 120% of their GDP and as a result assuming they can continue to borrow money to roll over their debt, the interest rate Italy must pay for 10 year bonds at 7% is more than three times what the US is paying today. 

The United States is reaching a tipping point of no return when we will not be able to control our own destiny or national sovereignty, as is happening in Italy and Greece.  At some point in the near future, the Markets will say NO MORE.   When that happens and it will happen if deficit spending is not brought under control, we will experience the economic collapse of the United States.  This is the reason the price of gold is so high.   The Markets see a catastrophe coming.   People buy gold out of fear.  The fear is that the Federal Reserve will simply print more money to meet US obligations, which will lead to very high interest rates and a worthless dollar.   If we don't get our country back on track and soon, this devastating day is coming in the not too distant future. 

We can't let that happen.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   We must sweep Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office by electing common sense, 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.  This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and jobs again in our country. 

We have to take back our country to get our fiscal house in order.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We need to elect Conservatives that will vote for a real Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment that includes a cap on federal spending and makes it harder to raise taxes.    This will never happen as long as Obama and his Socialist pals in government remain in power.   We have to clean out the barn to get rid of the Socialist smell of corruption and malfeasance.   We have work to do in 2012 and 2014 to save our country from the enemy within.   

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Obama & The Rioting Mobs On Our Streets

Socialist President Obama is guilty of inciting riots on our streets around the country.  The result has been violence, injuries, murder, rape and destruction of property.   The Socialist and Communist Mobs on our streets are there as a result of Obama's Class Warfare Hate Speech designed to divide our country like no time since the Viet Nam War.   In a desperate attempt to win reelection by dividing our nation, President Obama has identified his enemies list, the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in our country and refuse to pay more, "greedy" corporations, that happen to employ millions of Americans providing good paying jobs and benefits and of course the carbon and nuclear based energy industry.   

In addition, even though Socialists in government are as responsible for the financial collapse as the banks and Wall Street because it was Socialists that demanded that mortgage loans be provided to their PEEP's, even though they did not meet normal mortgage qualification requirements,  Obama now seeks to portray banks and Wall Street, that donate to his election campaigns, as evil which is now leading to anti-semitism on our streets.  The reality is that it was corrupt, now bankrupt Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that funded both these mortgages and the campaigns of Socialists that led to the financial collapse; yet Obama makes no mention of his pals at Fannie and Freddie that are being paid millions in bonuses with tax payer money.     

Former Countrywide Mortgage CEO Angelo Mozilo used to provide preferential mortgage interest rates and "deals" to his friends, including many politicians like former Senator Chris Dodd, who was supposed to regulate the financial services industry.   People who got preferential treatment were called the "Friends of Angelo".   Mozilo is gone, however, the same system is now in place with one big difference.  Today, we can refer to the "Friends of Obama"; those getting rich on crony capitalism, big unions, trial lawyers and environmental wackos.   Mozilo gave out low interest mortgages with low fees.  Obama is giving out billions of tax payer monies to his PEEP's, as pay off's for campaign contributions.  Go figure. 

So we see the Socialist and Communist Mobs on our streets that are the result of Obama's Class Warfare Hate Speech.  Unlike those of us in the Tea Party that protested to get less government and lower taxes, the bums on our streets are angry at Obama because they want more entitlements, basically more free money at our expense.  The students in the angry crowds want their student loans forgiven at taxpayer expense.  The big public employee unions that are behind the riots want to continue feeding at the trough earning 20 - 40% more in compensation and benefits than is typical in the private sector at tax payer expense. 

Yes, Socialist President Obama has inspired these riots.   But, when you ride the back of the tiger, you some times end up inside.   Hard working people in this country that pay all the income taxes in the nation are not too keen on seeing these lazy bums on our streets.   Certainly, Conservatives and Republicans will never vote to reelect Obama.  But more important, Independent and old style Reagan Democrats are not about to vote for Obama either.  In fact more than 75% of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction under Obama's leadership.   Is it any surprise.

Given the high unemployment rate, high foreclosure rate, high price of gas and food, why would any American other than Obama's PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes, those on the dole, public employee union members, trial lawyers, or environmental wackos vote for Obama.   Even blue collar union members certainly should see Obama as a job killer since the Obama Administration is doing everything possible to hinder the development of energy resources in our country costing millions of good paying, often union jobs.  It is these Reagan Democrats that will not for vote for Obama again.  These union members clearly see that Obama is not their friend after all.  

We need stability, not chaos on our streets, to get our country back on the right track.  Socialist President Obama has been the most divisive President since Franklin Roosevelt.  Obama's Class Warfare Hate Speech and enemies list is a road to riots on our streets.   The Socialist and Communist Mobs on our streets have the right to protest just like all Americans, but they don't have the right to interfere with commerce, or to destroy property.   When that happens, it is time to send in the riot police and hall them all away to jail.  

Obama and his Socialist pals in government are responsible for the riots on our streets.   This is just one more reason we must make Obama a one term President in 2012.   Obama is a one man wrecking ball destroying our economy and our country.   We are counting the days until November, 2012.   Election Day can't come fast enough.       

FIRE Energy Secretary Steven Chu

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified before Congress that he alone made the decision "on the merits" to provide bankrupt solar company Solydra a $528 million loan guarantee that put the American taxpayer in a last position, rather than the first position in the event of default.  Chu said that American taxpayers will likely recover none of these monies in the bankruptcy proceedings.  Chu went on to say that the loss was "extremely unfortunate".   Do you think!   While we all know that this loan was given to Solydra because the primary investors there were bundlers donating big sums of money to Obama's election campaign.  However, since Chu claims he alone made the poor decision to make this loan, even though there were many in the Obama Administration that advised against it as too risky, then Chu should either resign or be FIRED.  Someone's head needs to roll and while the buck should stop with Socialist President Obama, Chu might have to take the hit for him. 

When oh when will anyone in Washington DC that screws up be FIRED, or go to jail for their actions.  Chu is an egg head scientist making business decisions with our money to support Obama's crony donars.  This is crony capitalism at its worst.   We also now find out that other Obama advisers were first in line feeding at the trough related to these "green" loans funded by Obama's SwindleUS Plans.   And on boy have we been swindled by these characters.   Bernie Madoff is in jail for his actions.   Yet somehow Washington insiders, including members of Congress, can game the system to get rich at our expense.  

We have got to take back our country to end this corruption.  The Solydra case along with others smells to the high heavens.  Obama has used the Presidency to pay off his pals; big unions, big donars, trial lawyers and environmental wacko supporters.   These characters are not only stealing from us, they are bankrupting our country as our National Debt now tops $15 trillion with no end in sight.   As a result, we have to sweep these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, many of whom are crooks, out of office in 2012 and 2014.   We just have to get our country back on track.

And, we must elect Conservatives, not RINO's, 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.   There can be no compromise on these issues because this platform is supported by the majority of the American people and it is the only way to restore economic growth and job creation again in our country. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We can do it.  We must finish the job we began in 2010 to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  In the mean time, heads need to roll in the Obama Administration.   Energy Secretary Steven Chu and perhaps others involved in this Solydra deal have to go. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nevada - Government Is The Problem Not The Solution

This Blogger recently sat through a presentation done by the Nevada Director of Economic Development.   After 20 minutes of Gobble Gook, as the Director described the state plan and regional economic development bureaucracy, it became very clear that the state of Nevada run by a Brian Sandoval, our Republican Governor, Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid and newly appointed Republican Senator Dean Heller are simply clueless.   Nevada has the highest official unemployment rate in the country at 14%.   It is probably really over 20% if the unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work and those that have just given up looking for work are all counted.   Nevada has the highest foreclosure rate in the country.   The majority of Nevada homeowners are now upside down on their mortgages as property values have fallen by 40 - 50%.   Yet, our elected representatives of both political parties, with no sense of urgency, are like Nero who fiddled while Rome burned. 

It turns out that Nevada could be the lithium capital of the United States, if not the world, if mining of this valuable mineral is ever approved.   Lithium is used in electric batteries, you know the kind used in electric cars and consumer electronics.   Potential Lithium mines sit on land owned by the federal government, which should be no surprise since the federal government owns 86% of Nevada.   Thanks to Socialist President Obama's failed economic plan, Nevada is in a Depression not a Recession.  Opening these lithium mines would create thousands of jobs.   

Lithium currently sells for $5,000 to $6,000 a ton, which is the reason it is referred to as "White Gold".  Yet the federal application process will take two years, or more, even though these potential mines in Nevada are in the middle of no where impacting no one.  If lithium mining in Nevada is ever approved, it will probably be five years or more before the first tons of lithium are removed from Nevada mines.  In the mean time, the largest lithium mine in the world is in Bolivia and this industry is now controlled by South American companies even though until the 90's, the US was the dominant producer of Lithium in the world.  No doubt environmental wackos in the US, that often oppose mining, were probably behind the down fall of Lithium production in the US.   And, we see the end result as those jobs are now in other countries; surprise, surprise!!   

This is insane, kind of like Socialist President Obama delaying or stopping the development of the Keystone Pipeline connecting Canadian oil fields with refineries in Texas.   Since Obama stopped this pipeline development, the Canadian government is now in discussions with China to buy this oil if this pipeline does not proceed.   They can build the pipeline through the US, resulting in the creation of 20,000 jobs in our country, or to their West coast where Chinese ships will gladly transport this oil to China.   Everyone knows that Obama is a job killer.   The real question is why aren't Nevada's Sandoval, Reid and Heller working together to fast track getting federal approval for these lithium mines in Nevada NOW when we are in desperate need of good paying jobs.    

And, then there is Yucca Mountain, 100 miles outside Las Vegas that was supposed to be the nation's nuclear repository.  American taxpayers and utility rate payers spent $13 billion building Yucca and it just sits there empty.   Even though Nevada is in a Depression, Republicans Sandoval and Heller and Socialist Reid do not support utilization of Yucca even though it would create thousands of good paying jobs.  The original intent of Yucca, which was to be for storage of nuclear waste is not relevant any more anyway.   There is a great plan being advanced by Nevada activists to turn Yucca into a reprocessing energy park, much as occurs in France where 96% of their spent nuclear fuels are reprocessed and resold.   This could be an incredible industry for Nevada; creating thousands of good paying jobs and revenues for the state,  yet our elected representatives sit on their hands.   As Forest Gump always said, "Stupid is as stupid does". 

What is happening in Nevada is symthomatic of what is happening in the United States.  Socialists in particular; but even some Republicans in government do not understand Economics 101, global competition, business migration factors and the impact of high taxation and regulations on job creation.   Manufacturing in the United States is gone because of high taxes, environmental wacko regulations, employment practice and other frivolous liability litigation and unions.   Knowledge work is going to India and other countries because of some of these same factors and because it cost a third as much to implement this work off shore than it cost in the US.

In listening to the Nevada Director of Economic Development, it became very clear to this Blogger that until these characters gain an understanding of what is really happening in business around the world, they are wasting their time and our tax payer monies to support them.   Energy development of all sources available in the United States is the key to economic development and job creation once again in our country.   The goal should be to make energy cheaper not more expensive.   Energy related jobs within the United States cannot be off shored and they are high paying jobs.  Energy development must be the foundation of our economy.   Remember,  Apple may be headquartered in the Silicon Valley; but all their major products are made in China not the US.  We need a vibrant energy industry in the US to create jobs in our country because it MUST BE DONE within our country.   Well dah!! 

However, even if we can get passed the environmental wackos and convince the Socialists and some Republicans to allow more energy development in the United States, that alone won't do the job as long as the US has the second highest corporate tax rate in the world, stifling regulations, unions demanding compensation and benefits that do not reflect global competition and trial lawyers feeding at the trough adding to the cost of doing business.   There will not be significant economic growth and job creation once again in Nevada, or the United States until all of these issues are addressed.  It really is that simple.  

Listening to the Nevada Director of Economic Development was a lot of Yada Yada Yada that will do nothing to grow jobs in Nevada.  Nevada could be the energy capital of the United States if our elected representatives would just get with the program.  Based on what we heard during this Presentation, sadly that is not going to happen any time soon.   Nevada, like the United States is doomed to slow growth, if any, and continued high unemployment and a lower standard of living for all Americans because our elected representatives just don't get it.   Government really is the problem, not the solution.        

Monday, November 14, 2011

Obama Says Americans Are Lazy

Socialist President Obama recently stated that Americans have been "lazy" related to attracting foreign investment to the United States.  This coming from a man that has never worked in business in his life and is absolutely clueless about Economics, or what it take to create jobs in our country.   In fact, Obama's comment is downright laughable given Obama's experience as a college Constitutional law professor and community organizer.  Mr. President, please let me give you a lesson in Business Migration as someone who has seen it close up for 32 years. 

During the 70's, 80's and 90's, American companies moved their operations and in some cases their headquarters from Blue Big Government, high tax and regulation, big union, Socialist states to Red business friendly, low tax and regulation, right to work states.    To some degree, it is still happening.  This is the reason states in the South, like Texas, have grown dramatically in the last 30 years.   Coincidentally, since population has grown in Red States and declined in Blue States, it has also impacted the electoral college map, which will favor of Republicans in 2012 and beyond.  

While American companies could move to Red States to avoid Socialists controlled Blue States,  they could not avoid the high taxes and regulations imposed by the federal government, so beginning about 15 years ago,  American companies began moving manufacturing jobs to China and other countries and knowledge work to India and other countries.    This Exodus from the United States has accelerated as a result of Obama's Gestapos, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Labor Relations Board that are both using regulations to kill jobs.  In addition, Obama continues to issue Executive Orders that are killing business.   And, the Dodd Frank Financial Services legislation enacted when the Socialists controlled Congress will push even more jobs outside the US as various banks and financial service companies move certain operations off shore. 

Americans are not "lazy" in any sense.  In particular major companies in the United States have never been more profitable.  It is small businesses that employ 70% of Americans that have been most negatively impacted by Obama's Recession/Depression.   Major companies are sitting on $2 Trillion in cash that will be invested both in the United States and overseas once Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are deposed in 2012 and 2014.   Those investments will not happen in the US as long as Obama is President since he is the most anti-business President since Franklin Roosevelt.   Class Warfare may play with the left wing in America; but it does not play with the job creators that are sitting on their hands as long as Obama is President.  

So why would any foreign company invest new money in the United States today, when we have about the highest corporate tax rate in the world and stifling regulations that get worse by the day under Obama that make it costly if not impossible to do business in our country.   And, what foreign CEO in his right mind would invest new money in the US as long as anti-business Obama is in office.   Honestly, Socialist President Obama lives in a dream world.   Capital goes where the highest return on investment is possible.  And right now, as long as Obama is President, that is not the United States.  

In order to restore economic growth and job creation in our country once again, we must sweep these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.   Obama just does not get it.   Obama stopped the Keystone Pipeline from being built that would have created 20,000 jobs.  Obamanistas oppose the development of energy in the United States and instead support wind and solar pipe dreams that are not feasible today and will never meet our country's energy needs.   These Socialists are destroying our country and our economy.   We have to clean house in 2012 and 2014 and send them all packing to get our country back on the right 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.   President Obama believes that Americans are lazy.   We will show him that we are not lazy at all when we make him a one term President in 2012.   We have work to do.   We have to clean out the barn to experience morning in America once again.