Saturday, December 31, 2011

Governor Rick Perry - Right On The Issues

Socialist commentator Chris Matthews of MSNBC Hardball fame recently said that Texas Governor Rick Perry "does not have the brains to be President".   In Matthews elitist, beltway world unless someone graduated from East Coast ivy league schools, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Georgetown or Columbia, the person is obviously just too stupid to be President.  Well here is a wake up call for Chris Matthews, most Americans that went to university did not graduate from East Coast schools, if they went to college at all.    And, a lot of the brainacs that did go to these East Coast universities apparently never took a course in Ethics because many of them in government and on Wall Street are crooks and or morally illiterate. 

Governor Rick Perry, is a self made man who came from a little farm town in Texas and poverty to graduate from Texas A & M with a degree in Agricultural Sciences.   Perry served five years in the US Air Force flying jets all over the world to supply our troops.  Boy Scout, Rick Perry married his childhood sweetheart and has been a good husband and father for years.   And, Rick Perry has been the longest serving successful Governor, for more than ten years, in Texas history.   During Perry's tenure Texas has boomed.  Of course, Socialist Chris Matthews just can't relate to any of this background because it is so foreign to him.  This Blogger wonders if Chris Matthews has the brains to be on television.   Based on Matthews often stupid remarks, I don't think so. 

Governor Rick Perry is right on all the issues.  Perry's Flat Tax Plan to restore economic growth and create jobs is right on the mark.  Perry's Energy Plan is designed to make the United States energy independent.  This Blogger most loves Perry's idea of a part time Congress as exists in many states.   We need citizen politicians that live in the real world, not Members of Congress for life, feeding at the trough.   Rick Perry will secure our border once and for all because he knows first hand the problems caused by an open border.   Rick Perry is determined to get rid of ObamaCare and other stifling regulations that are job killers.  Perry has a plan to shrink the size of the federal government to end deficit spending and pay off our National Debt.   Perhaps most important, Governor Rick Perry has the record, ideas, values and the character to make a great President.

We need to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.  Governor Rick Perry has the best chance of recreating the Reagan coalition,  the base of the Republican Party, Blue Collar Conservative Democrats and Independents in order to beat Socialist President Obama.   Rick Perry most assuredly has the brains, the ideas, the values and the character to be a great President.   Governor Rick Perry is set to go the distance during the primaries right up to the Republican Convention in Tampa.   This Blogger believes in the end it will boil down to Perry or Romney.   Perhaps, both can beat Obama; but Rick Perry has been the consistent Conservative that we can rely on to take back our country to preserve our freedom, our nation and our way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.      

Friday, December 30, 2011

The World In Debt - No End In Sight

Once politicians of all political parties figured out that they could borrow Trillions of Dollars, Euros, Yen etc. to pay for guns and butter to win elections, they created a world in debt like nothing ever seen in history.   Our illustrious elected representatives borrowed money to pay for wars, infrastructure, all kinds of programs and bureaucracy and entitlements.  Politicians made promises to their citizens to cover the cost of entitlements, in various versions in most countries, that they could not keep because tomorrow was never going to come.   Well guess what, tomorrow is here.  

In Europe, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Britain, Ireland and perhaps other countries have Sovereign Debt and entitlement obligations that are unsustainable.   The United States National Debt will reach $16.7 Trillion in the next 18 months as Socialist President Obama is asking Congress to raise the Debt Ceiling by another $1.2 Trillion with no end in sight.   Effective last January, 78 million Baby Boomers in the US began retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day with the full expectation that their Social Security and Medicare benefits are secure, when in fact both those entitlement programs are headed toward insolvency and bankruptcy.   This is the case because our elected Representatives, since 1965, stole the money that was supposed to go into the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for future Social Security benefits and spent it years ago to buy elections.   The Social Security Trust Fund is left with IOU's from the federal government that are not worth the paper they are written on because the US is headed toward bankruptcy.  

Socialist President Obama is borrowing 40 cents for every dollar spent by the federal government as he continues to add to the National Debt at the highest rate in American history.  Obama will add $5 Trillion to the National Debt in his first term in office more than any other President in our history.   Bush II added $4 Trillion in 8 years in office, which was bad enough.  But it is even worse than this picture.   Around the world, politicians are borrowing money to roll over their National Debt and in doing so add even more too it.  This fiscal insanity is the equivalent of using one credit card to pay off the debt on another credit card, while still adding new charges.   In our case, one of the significant new charges if it is not struck down by the Supreme Court, or repealed by the Congress, is ObamaCare. 

There is simply no way this can continue.   At some point, as is happening in Europe, the markets say enough by demanding very high interest rates on new borrowing.   These higher interest rates just exacerbate the problem adding to the National Debt.  As interest rates go up, the cost of borrowing for private citizens will also sky rocket making economic growth and new job creation impossible.  It is a vicious death spiral that can only end in economic collapse.  Before it happens, however, the Federal Reserve and or its equivalent overseas will just start printing money to pay government bills and entitlements.   When that happens the value of a currency is destroyed and inflation will go through the roof.  It is already happening.  It isn't that gasoline actually cost $3 a gallon; but rather that the dollar is worth a third what it was worth a few year ago.   The US Federal Reserve has been busy printing money and destroying the value of the dollar. 

Our elected representatives of both parties have proven that they cannot be trusted to protect the interests of the United States.  The same is true overseas.   In the case of the US, the only answer in addition to sweeping Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office in 2012 and 2014, is a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendments, which outlaws borrowing unless we are in a declared war, or other recognized national emergency.   We have to cut the size of government in the next five years by eliminating 500,000 federal civilian employees out of the current 2.65 million by normal attrition; but that will not be enough without a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment in place to stop the deficit spending that is bankrupting our country. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to get our fiscal house in order.  We have work to do.   We have to put on our hip boots and drain the swamp that is Washington DC.  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, the world in debt, with no end in sight, is a real threat to our national security.   Hopefully, politicians will do the right thing to prevent economic collapse; but I would not count on it.          

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ron Paul - Where Right Meets Left

Congressman Ron Paul, seeking the Republican Presidential nomination, is really a Libertarian, sort of.   Paul wants to cut federal spending by Trillions of dollars, almost immediately, to get our National Debt under control, which is good.   But, is it possible without causing complete chaos in the markets and our country.   Paul wants to find a lot of the money for the spending cuts by slashing our military.   It is true that the United States, as a Super Power, maintains more than 600 bases, or military missions around the world, in 100 countries.   Some of these are probably attached to US Embassies.   Some of these military installations can and should be eliminated; but Ron Paul is an isolationist who advocates pulling back to our shores and basically letting the rest of the world go to hell. 

We pretty much did that between World War I and II and that did not work out too well.   And, for better or worse, the United States is a stabilizing force in much of the world.  Our presence alone is the difference between war and peace and perhaps chaos.  Further, Ron Paul does not believe that Iran, run by radical Islamists, developing nuclear weapons, is a threat to the United States and our Allies, like Israel, despite Iranian proclamations that it is their goal to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.   Based on Paul's campaign rhetoric, it would appear that Ron Paul would like the United States to leave the Persian Gulf region, where most of the world's oil supply come from.  Ron Paul essentially wants to dismantle our military much the same as radical left wing Socialists.   Even Socialist President Obama is not calling for ending US military involvement around the world.   So in this case, Ron Paul is to the left of Obama, which is pretty hard to do. 

Ron Paul attacks the Federal Reserve and wants to abolish it.   And, while Ben Bernanke's secret bail-outs to big banks and the European Central Bank have to stop and there should be more Congressional oversight over the Federal Reserve, does it really make sense to abolish this agency of government that controls our money supply.   We need a lot more study to really understand the workings of the Federal Reserve to determine the impact of abolition before we go down that road.   More controls are needed; but abolishing the Federal Reserve may not be in the interest of country. 

Congressman Ron Paul seems like an old crack pot to this Blogger.   Paul will not be the Republican Presidential nominee when the dust settles; but he may go to the Republican Convention in Tampa with 10 - 15% of the Delegates and they will be rabble rousers.  Ron Paul is a extremist candidate, where Right meets Left.   Paul is far to the right on fiscal issues and far to the left on defense issues when compared to all other candidates from both major parties.   A minority of people seeking radical change are attracted to Ron Paul out of understandable disgust of what is happening our nation.  The fact that the things Ron Paul advocates in the extreme are both not likely to happen and could be bad for our country; but it does not seem to matter to Ron Paul supporters that are clearly disgusted with the status quo.  Who isn't digusted with the status quo; but we have to work in the real world to make good things happen potentially by Constitutional Amendments that are badly needed to save our country.   

Personally, as a Conservative Republican, who support a strong military to both secure our border and fight Terrorism, this Blogger could never vote for Ron Paul if he were to get the Republican nomination.   Since that is not going to happen, thankfully, we will not have to face the choice of  Ron Paul or Socialist President Obama.   As such, Ron Paul is just a distraction during the primaries.   Hopefully, when Paul does not win the Republican nomination, he will not run as an Independent garnering just enough votes to insure Obama's reelection as was the case with Ross Perot and Bill Clinton.  Ron Paul could be a spoiler; but that is about it.   Let us hope that Ron Paul peacefully goes off into the sunset to retirement to write books when the campaign is over so that we can get on with the serious business of the country.   

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Socialist Voter Fraud In America

Various states now have laws requiring a voter to show some form of official picture identification to help prevent voter fraud.   This is happening because the dead vote in places like Chicago.  Of course, Socialists, including the Obama Justice Department are challenging these laws claiming that the need for ID will disenfranchise minorities.  What a bunch of baloney.   For little or nothing in some cases, even people who don't have a driver's licence can get an official ID from the Department of Motor Vehicles.   This Blogger's 91 year old mother, who never did have a driver's license and now must use a walker to walk, has had an official Motor Vehicle Department ID since they were first made available years ago.  

To get one, my poor old Mom actually had to make time, while she was working 6 days a week in a blue collar job and caring for our family to go the Motor Vehicle Department to make it happen.   Since she never drove a car in her life, she may very well have taken the bus to get there.    This Blogger's 91 year old mother has been voting all her adult life.   Some where along the line, my dear old Mom became a registered Republican when she realized that the Socialist Party really did not represent the interests of hard working people like her.  

In the election of 2008, voter fraud perpetrated by ACORN,  the organization once assisted by none other than attorney Barack Obama, was found guilty of voter fraud in various states.    Does this man's name sound familiar.   Isn't this the same dirty politics, Chicago, Barack Obama that is running for reelection for the Presidency as the Socialist candidate.   I think it is the same guy.   And, now we have the Obama Justice Department, headed by Fast and Furious Attorney General Eric Holder opposing any official Government ID as a requirement to vote.   Go figure.  

Look, the upcoming Presidential election in 2012 could be very close.   Remember, hanging chads in Florida and the election debacle that ended up in the Supreme Court.   Everyone knows that cards talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialist do lie and they will do anything, or say anything to stay in power to continue feeding at the trough, including perpetrating voter fraud.   And, let's face it, Socialist PEEP's, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, the illegal alien lobby, environmental radicals, trial lawyers and companies benefiting from crony capitalism, that are all feeding at the trough, have a vested interest in making sure that Socialists win in 2012 and 2014.   These constituencies don't want the gravy train to stop.  So, as history is our teacher, raising the dead out of their eternal sleep to vote is not beyond them.

We absolutely must have some form of Government Identification as a requirement to vote in every state in the union in order to insure the integrity of our elections.  If Socialist President Obama wins fair and square, which of course, would be horrible for our nation, less power to him.   But if Obama wins as a result of voter fraud,  he will be an illegitimate President, which would be very bad for our country.   There are already many people who don't believe Obama was born in the United States.   Adding victory by voter fraud would make governing for Obama very difficult.   Since Obama has not done too well as it is, the last thing he needs is a cloud over his Presidency.  As such, even Socialists should support Government ID as a requirement to vote.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama and RINO's out of office; but we must do it the old fashioned way by valid registered voters.  The notion that requiring Government ID to vote is some how discriminatory is just plan bogus.   These assertions are getting really old.  Everyone should be required to show Government ID to vote.  It really is just that simple.   If my 91 year old Mom, with a walker, can get a Government ID, so can everyone else.   And, if someone is too lazy to go to the Motor Vehicle to get government identification and as a result they are not able to vote, too bad for them.      

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Obamanistas Have Selected Mitt Romney - Republican Candidate For President

Socialist President Obama and David Axelrod, his campaign manager, along with the lame stream left wing media, have selected Governor Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for President of the United States.   You can bet that Obamanistas will try every Chicago dirty trick in the book to make sure that Romney secures the Republican nomination because Romney best fits their Class Warfare playbook and will be the easiest the Republican for Obama to defeat.   Here are the reasons why:

1.  The issue of ObamaCare is neutralized because RomneyCare in Massachusetts was the model for ObamaCare.  No matter what excuse Romney tries to make, during debates, the President will just say Mitt, we just followed your lead making the ObamaCare issue mute.   The only thing that could benefit Romney is if the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare next summer.  

2.  Mitt Romney is reported to be worth $250 million; but as of now he will not share his tax returns.   Romney is still being paid monies from Bain Capital, the venture capital company that he founded, on deals that were done while he was there.  Though Romney did create thousands of new jobs at companies like Staples, some of his his deals resulted in lay off's and or jobs being shipped overseas.   The Obama commercials, of course, will focus on the deals gone sour.   

3.  Since Mitt Romney was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and is really not self made, Obamanistas and the lame stream left wing media will portray Romney as a rich Wall Street Fat Cat, even though Obama continues to get campaign contributions from the big banks and Wall Street.   There is no Republican candidate running for the Presidency that better fits Obama's Class Warfare argument that the poor are poor because of rich white guys like Mitt Romney.   Forget about the fact, that Stan O'Neil, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch, that left in disgrace, happened to be Black.  Or that Franklin Delano Raines, the former CEO of Fannie Mae, who made such a mess there and contributed to the financial collapse, was also Black.  Or the fact that both of these Black men, left their companies in shambles and then walked aways with millions of dollars.   Remember, cards talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialists, like President Obama, lie all the time.

4.  Ironically, Obamanistas will portray Romney as a moderate in an attempt to turn off Conservative voters and get them to stay home on election day.   Though this could work, it could also back fire drawing Independents to Romney.  However, Obama knows that Romney cannot win if the base of the Republican Party is not solidly for him.

5.  Then there is the Mormon issue.  Obama will tread lightly; but his campaign will have their surrogates play the Mormon card in the hope that Conservative Evangelical Christians will just stay home, rather than vote for a Mormon.   It could work. 

6.  Finally, Obamanistas are praying that either Ron Paul or Donald Trump runs as Independent to repeat the Ross Perot fiasco that elected Bill Clinton.   This would be Obama's very best hope of winning in 2012. 

Yep, Socialist President Obama would love to run against Governor Mitt Romney.   The Class Warfare playbook is already written.  Contrary to Republican Establishment thinking,  Governor Mitt Romney is not our strongest candidate.   Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, or Governor Rick Perry would have a better chance of beating Obama than Mitt Romney because the Class Warfare argument will not work against either them.  It is what it is. 
   

Monday, December 26, 2011

EPA Gestapo - Increasing The Cost Of Energy

Socialist President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA Gestapo, has issued new regulations that will require electric utility companies to either upgrade coal fired power stations, or shut them down.   These new regulations are projected to cost the power companies an additional $9.5 Billion a year, which of course will be passed on to consumers.   As of now, as many as 78 power stations will just be closed down because the cost to retrofit them is prohibitive. 

Obama has stated openly that his plan to was to have energy prices skyrocket.   And as such, Obama's EPA Gestapo is using the Clean Air and Water Act to issue regulations that will make it happen.  Ironically, high energy prices do not hurt the "rich" that can afford to pay whatever price is indicated; but rather the poor and the middle class that will have to choose between food and other basic necessities and heating their homes in winter, air conditioning in summer and gasoline to power their cars.       EPA radical actions will result in a lower standard of living for most Americans.   It really is that simple. 

But, it will get even worse as higher energy prices push even more manufacturing jobs overseas.   The EPA is a real job killer as thousands of jobs will be lost because of EPA radical regulations.  So at a time when our utility companies will be forced to shut down coal fired power plants, China is adding a new one every week in addition to numerous nuclear energy plants to power their economy.   While China is also focused on solar, wind and bio fuels as energy sources of the future, they clearly recognize that in order to grow their economy, which by the way grows at 7 - 10% a year compared to 1 - 2% for the United States, they must pursue an all of the above energy policy, which includes clean coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy to maintain a reasonable price of energy. 

Clearly, we need cheap energy to restore economic growth and create jobs in the United States, not higher energy costs.   We need a common sense 50 year energy plan that includes reasonable environmental restrictions; but that is designed to make the United States energy independent.   This plan should include more research and development related to renewables like solar, wind and bio fuels and development of all current sources; oil, oil and gas shale, clean coal and nuclear energy.   There is no other way to get there. 

So instead of an EPA Gestapo killing jobs,  we need an Environmental Solutions Agency that is focused on working with carbon and nuclear energy industries to make them safer, cleaner and even more reliable, while renewables become more economically feasible.   This will never happen as long as Socialist President Obama remains in office because his PEEP's, radical environmentalists, want to shut down all carbon and nuclear based energy sources.  

If we allowed Obamanistas to prevail it will destroy our economy and our country.   We can't let that happen.   We have to sweep Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office in 2012 and 2014 to get our country back our track.   We must elect common sense Conservatives, not RINO's, that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, 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 in our country.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.  We need an Environmental Solutions Agency to replace the EPA Gestapo.   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, hold on your your wallets because as long as Obama remains in office, your energy costs are going to "sky rocket".   

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Vote For Tea Party Challengers In 2012 & 2014

In the next few months, we will enter the primary election season.   It appears that there will be many Tea Party Challengers to long term incumbent Republicans.   Until a Congressional Term Limit Amendment is added to our Constitution, which is badly needed, there is no other way to effect change.   Assuming a Tea Party Challenger is a smart, real Conservative and doesn't have any personal baggage, we should support the Challenger for a variety of reasons, over the incumbent. 

We need to elect real 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.   This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and jobs in our country. 

Many Republicans that have been in office for years talk the talk; but they often don't walk the talk when push comes to shove.  Republicans, in office for years, have worked with Socialists to increase our National Debt to $16.7 Trillion, with no end in sight.   These same Republicans have been stealing monies from the Social Security Trust Fund, to pay for guns and butter, since 1965.  Trillions of dollars have been spent on the War and Poverty since 1965 and poverty today under Obama is at the highest rate in the history of our country.   Incumbent Republicans have been complicit in this waste of money.   Government is broken and Republicans in office for years have done little to fix it. 

Many incumbent Republicans have also been feeding at the trough just like their Socialists cousins.   That is the reason that our elected representatives, that make $174,000 a year, somehow end up as millionaires after years in office.   They have used their positions to get rich at our expense. 

It is very important that we retain the House of Representatives in 2012 and take over both the Senate and the Presidency; however, if we don't elect real Conservatives committed to fiscal sanity, we are likely to see more of the same deficit spending and crooked deals.   There can be no more compromise with Socialists because it is has led to the bankruptcy of our country.   We need to elect Conservative Republicans that will JUST SAY NO over and over again to big government, higher taxes and more regulations that are destroying our economy and our country. 

Many Republican incumbents that are members of the "club" of crooks need to go.   Tea Party Challengers, that are real Conservatives, represent the only viable option to get our country back on track.   The election of Tea Party Challengers is our best hope of pushing back 100 years of Socialist creep.   It is not likely to happen any other way when RINO's reach across the aisle.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   Business as usual, by incumbent Republicans, will not make it happen.   So, be prepared to get out your check books and put on your hip boots to drain the swamp in Washington DC.   That not only means sweeping Socialists out of office in the general election; but also pushing aside RINO's during the primaries in 2012 and 2014. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

What Would Jesus Say And Do

As we celebrate Christmas and the birth of our lord and savior, our nation faces many challenges.   We often hear the question posed, what would Jesus do, presumably if faced with people in need.  The answer depends on your perspective.   If you are a Socialist like President Obama,  you would say the "rich" need to pay more in taxes so government can help the less fortunate in our country.  

Conservatives, like this Blogger, believe that government is often the problem, not the solution and that the private sector, religious institutions and families can do far more to help the poor than government ever will.  Jesus instructed us that we are our brother's keeper; but Jesus certainly was not talking about Obama as "Big Brother" trying to control every aspect of daily life.   Instead, Jesus spoke of personal responsibility to help the poor, not government responsibility, saying leave unto to Caesar what is Caesar's.  

We live in a Judeo Christian country.  Moslems too are people of the Book.   Buddhists also recognize the need to help the poor.  Whether we are Conservatives or Socialists, we all know that we cannot turn a blind eye to the needs of the poor.   Our approach is just different; with Conservatives advocating self reliance and Socialists advocating reliance on government.   Either way, we all know we must act to help the poor, even though to win elections, Socialists would shamefully tell the world that Conservatives want to throw granny over a cliff and that we want poor children to starve, or go without medical care.  This is of course ridiculous. 

This contrast with countries like India whose values are predicated on the Hindu faith with a belief in reincarnation.   Hindus can look the other way when they encounter the beggar in the street because they believe that his fate is a punishment for past misdeeds and that if he lives a better life this time around, he may come back to a higher station in the next life.   Judeo Christians, whether Conservatives or Socialists, cannot accept this notion. 

Conservatives believe that if you give a man a fish, he will eat for day; but if you teach a man to fish he will eat for a life time.   Many studies show that Conservatives give far more to charities, especially those designed to intervene and change lives, than do Socialists that believe that government is the way to help the poor.   Sadly, no matter the good intentions, Welfare since World War II has destroyed the Black family and today 7 out of 10 Black children are born out of wedlock and as a result are more likely to live in poverty.   Clearly, history teaches us that government is not the answer.  Faith based charities are the answer. 

So what would Jesus do.   There is no way to know for sure; but it is highly likely that anyone seeing the end result of government intervention must at least question the value of such intervention when compared with the work and success of private faith based charities.   So rather than government redistributing income,  it is much better that Americans retain more of their income that they personally can donate to worthy causes to make a difference that is real.   We don't need government telling us to do good because Americans are the most charitable people in the world. 

And, while Jesus said that a rich man is as likely to go to heaven as a camel walking through the eye of a needle,  Jesus would have to acknowledge that the many charities, supported by the rich and those with less to give, really do a better job of helping the poor than government.   It is what it is.   

We are a divided country related to issues like social justice and redistribution of income.  Government has proven over and again that it is not the answer.   Obama's ugly Class Warfare, that divides our nation, is certainly not the answer either.   We are one nation under God.   Together, we can best help the poor and disadvantaged by using private faith based charities to intervene to work with dysfunctional families to change bad behaviors.   

Conservatives just look to history as our teacher.   Socialism where ever it has been tried in the world has led to poverty, misery and a loss of freedom.   Capitalism and the creation of wealth, with all its boom and bust cycles, is the best way to help the poor because it is what provides excess income for donation to good causes that change lives. 

Conservatives believe that the best way to help the poor is to restore economic growth and create jobs in our country.    Bigger government is a job killer and is therefore counterproductive.   More entitlements only make matters worse as the poor become even more dependent on government as the chain of poverty is never broken.   Rather than Food Stamps and Welfare, we need to revive our economy so that the poor have a job that will provide them a paycheck and the dignity that comes with it.   This is the lord's work and we are his angels seeking to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children, grandchildren and the poor.     

Friday, December 23, 2011

John Boehner & Mitch McConnell Have To Go

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have to go.   Their inept negotiations related to the Senate "compromise" to extend the 2% payroll tax cut for just two months, at a cost of $33 Billion, stolen from Social Security and paid for with a new tax on mortgages to raise $37 Billion over ten years demonstrates once again that these two Establishment Republicans are just go along to get along kind of guys.   Boehner and McConnell are part of the problem, not part of the solution related to shrinking the size of the federal government. 

We need tough, no nonsense Conservative Republican leaders committed to rolling back 100 years of Socialist creep.  Republican leaders must JUST SAY NO to any more compromise with Socialists that has resulted in a $16.7 Trillion National Debt.    Boehner and McConnell are business as usual guys, since they too have been feeding at the trough for years.   Boehner is reported to have net worth of $1.8 million dollars, modest for most members in Congress, while McConnell is reported to be worth more than $17 million.   How is this possible on a salary of $174,000 a year. 

Neither Boehner nor McConnell support Congressional Term Limits because remaining in office has made them wealthy.   Boehner and McConnell are part of the club in Washington DC that is bankrupting our country.   We will never see the change we need as long as Establishment Republicans and Socialists control our government.   We need term limits to end rampant corruption in Washington DC and so that we have citizen politicians that live in the real world,  not politicians in office for life living off the fat of the land. 

Tea Party Republicans, elected in 2010, should challenge both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell for their leadership positions.   There needs to be open revolt in 2012 so that real Conservatives gain control of the Congress.   This Blogger certainly will not donate monies for more of the same big government, higher taxes and stifling regulations that are killing our economy and jobs. 

Certainly, Republicans that vote for new taxes of any kind should be thrown out of office.   The federal government does not have a revenue problem.   Instead, the federal government, under Socialist President Obama and his pals in Congress; but even before, has a spending problem.   Obama has just made matters much worse in causing annual Trillion dollar deficits, higher than ever before in American history. 

The Republican Party has one last chance to prove that it really is the Conservative Party of the United States.   It is very obvious that Establishment Republicans are not really Conservatives.   They talk the talk; but they don't walk the talk when push comes to shove.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 and that means that real Conservatives, not RINO's, must control both Houses of Congress and the Presidency if we are to save our nation.  

We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our nation, our freedom and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have to go to get the job done.   We need real Conservative leadership in Congress, not Establishment RINO's making deals with Socialists. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Republicans In Congress - JUST SAY NO

Republicans in Congress have one last chance to prove that they are really Conservatives and not just big government, go along, to get along kind of guys.  That means not just talking the talk; but walking the talk and standing up for free market capitalism, limited government,  lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, Congressional 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 create jobs again in our country.  

This means that Republicans must say NO to gimmicks like the payroll tax cut, tax increases, ObamaCare, EPA Gestapo tactics designed to destroy carbon and nuclear energy,  left wing judge appointments and more deficit spending that is bankrupting our country even if it means shutting down the government.   Most important, we have to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep to get our country back on track.  That means no more compromise with Socialists.  No more meeting Socialists half way.  No reaching across the aisle to cut even more Socialist deals.  So far, Establishment Republicans in the Congress have earned a grade of C at best.   If it wasn't for Tea Party Republicans recently elected in 2010, that grade would be an F.   

In the next 18 months the National Debt will grow to $16.7 Trillion with no end in sight.  Establishment Republican hands are not clean related to growing our National Debt by any means.  However, if Obama and his Socialist pals are allowed to prevail, $10 Trillion will be added to the National Debt in the next ten years.  Of course, the markets will never allow it to happen.  The US will be downgraded further and we will experience economic collapse if Republicans don't JUST SAY NO.  

Most important,  we must eliminate 500,000 federal civilian jobs out of the current 2.65 million, by normal attrition, in the next 5 years to shrink the size of government down to 17 or 18% of GDP, rather than Obama's current 25% of GDP.   This will result in the elimination of many redundant programs, agencies, commissions and departments.   This must be done to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   This Blogger is waiting for a responsible Republican to propose this common sense idea.

It has become pretty clear that Socialist President Obama's goal is to cause an economic collapse in order to "transform" our country into a Socialist, or maybe even Communist country.   We can't let that happen.   If Republicans can't stop this from happening, then they will go the way of the Whig Party and just disappear.   If Republicans can't get the job done, it will be necessary to form the National Freedom Conservative Party to get our nation back on track. 

The clock is ticking for the Republican Party.   We are not interested in a Socialist Party Light, with members committed to big government and staying in office for life to continue feeding at the trough.   Republicans really need to understand that the party is at a cross road.    Our country is facing bankruptcy because both political parties have been reckless and irresponsible.  

There is no hope for the Socialist Party led by Obama and all his pals in Congress.   These characters are owned lock, stock and barrel by their PEEP's, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes as all, those on the dole, the illegal alien lobby, big unions, trial lawyers, environmental wackos and companies benefiting from crony capitalism.    So at all cost, we must sweep Socialists out of office because they are a clear and present danger to our nation and our freedom as bad as any foreign enemy we have ever faced.   

Republicans often say the right things; but when push comes to shove, they do not stand up for Conservative values, ideals and principles.   It appears that Republicans are just not tough enough to get the job done and or they are often out smarted by Socialists.   It is time for Republicans to stand up and be counted, or we will have to count them out and throw them out of office.   Time is short.   Republicans in Congress, JUST SAY NO, or we will have to say NO to you at election time. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

US Congress Completely Dysfunctional

The United States Congress is completely dysfunctional.   The Senate, as managed by Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Majority Leader, has not enacted a budget in almost three years.   In essence, we have government by continuing resolution and Trillions in deficit spending that is bankrupting our country.   The House of Representatives, run by Republican Speaker of the House Congressman John Boehner, has been a bit more responsible by attempting to reign in spending and by enacting numerous bills to restore economic growth and create jobs, all of which are dead on arrival once they reach Harry Reid's desk.  None of those bills have even come up for a vote in the Senate because Dirty Harry refuses to let them see the light of day.

Though Republicans are attempting to cut spending, they just voted to extend unemployment benefits beyond the current 99 weeks, the longest in American history and the payroll tax cut, which will cost Billions of dollars presumably offset by other spending cuts, to be determined and or tax increases if the Socialists get their way.   The Socialists in Congress are only focused on growing entitlements and government and raising all kinds of taxes, not just taxes on the "rich", which they just did by creating a new 10 year tax on mortgages to pay for two months of a payroll tax cut.  

And, all of our elected Representatives of both political parties, including Socialist President Obama, are still in the business as usual mode when our country is facing bankruptcy.  Our National Debt will grow to $16.7 Trillion in the next 18 months with no end in sight.  HELLO!!   The US Congress is completely dysfunctional, which just demonstrates the need for a Congressional Term Limit Constitutional Amendment.   It is the only way to get fresh blood into Congress and to end the corruption that is rampant.   We need citizen politicians, that live in the real world, not politicians for life, feeding at the trough, which is what we have now. 

Of course, Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress have no plan to stop deficit spending.  Under Obama's trajectory, if allowed to prevail, we would see our National Debt grow by another $10 Trillion, or more in the next ten years.  The markets will never allow it as we will see additional downgrades of the credit worthiness of the United States long before and our economic collapse, which is Obama's goal to "transform" America.   The balloon is going to burst as it has in Europe. 

We have got to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 and that means sweeping both Socialists, like President Obama and even incumbent Republicans out of office, that refuse to make the tough decisions to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.  Let's start with imposing a hiring freeze to eliminate 500,000 federal civilian jobs out of the current 2.65 million in the next five years through normal attrition.  This will lead to elimination of redundant programs, agencies, commissions and departments.  That will save Trillions of dollars over the next ten years.   The Socialists will never propose this plan because they are owned lock, stock and barrel by the public employee unions; but we are not hearing big government Republicans propose it either.  

Common sense must prevail.   We are BROKE.   It is time to cut the size of federal government.   This logical plan is the way to do it.   E-mail your Congressman or woman and your Senators and tell them that 500,000 federal civilian employees have to go over 5 years, again by normal attrition, not lay off's.  We have to get this done.   We need to get the size of government down to no more than 17 or 18% of GDP, the traditional level, rather than Obama's 25% that is bankrupting our country.  The survival of our nation depends on it.  We must raise holy hell to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Two Koreas - Capitalism Versus Socialism

There cannot be a bigger contrast in the world demonstrating the virtues of  Capitalism and the evil of Socialism than South and North Korea.  Both countries are populated by people of the same ethnic origin and intelligence.  Both countries experienced abject poverty and devastation after the Korean War 60 years ago.   South Korea, under the military protection of the United States, became a democracy and adopted a free market Capitalist economic model.  North Korea, dominated by the Communists in China and the old Soviet Union, adopted a Stalinist, totalitarian Socialist model.  

Fast forward 60 years.   Tiny South Korea is now one of the largest economies in the world.  South Korean companies like Samsung, Hyundai, LG and Daewoo can not only compete on the world stage; they are best in class manufacturers.  Coincidentally, if it matters, South Korea is also one of the most Christian countries in Asia.   South Koreans live in a free country with a relatively high standard of living. 

North Korea, on the other hand, cannot even feed its people and as a result the population is suffering from starvation.   They don't have sufficient energy capability to provide heat in the freezing winter, or to power their other utilities.  The only thing North Korea has to export is nuclear weapons and missile technology to other dictators around the world.   Otherwise, the North Koreans don't produce any products that can be sold on the world market.   North Korea is not just a third world country.   60 years after the Korean War, North Koreans still live in abject poverty. 

This could be a Harvard Business School Study, if Harvard wasn't such a liberal institution often making excuses for Socialism.   South Korea is a Capitalist success story.  North Korea is a Socialist basket case by any standard.   But then again, this should be no surprise.   Every place in the world Socialism has been tried, the end result has been a lower standard of living, poverty, misery and a loss of freedom.   The two Koreas clearly make the case that Capitalism is superior to Socialism.

So why on earth does Socialist President Obama want to transform the United States into a Socialist nation when history teaches us it will mean a lower standard of living for our people, increased poverty, misery and a loss of our freedom.   Beats the hell out of this Blogger.   Now, Obama is trying to say that American families earning $90,000 a year or less should be classified as poor.   If that crazy logic were to prevail, that would mean that 146 million Americans, out of about 315 million, would now be called poor.   That is roughly have of all Americans.   That is ridiculous. 

Obama is doing this as part of his Class Warfare strategy to call this income inequality.   What a bunch of baloney.   Always remember, cards talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialists like President Obama do lie to stay in office.  Obama's goal is to redistribute income in the name of "social justice" to buy votes.   Otherwise, Socialists have no other message. 

Obama really believes that singles earning more than $200,000 a year and married couples earning more than $250,000 a year are "rich".   So that would mean that married couples earning $90,000 a year in Obama's world are poor, requiring higher taxes on the "rich" to provide more government support for the poor.  Dependence on government is then used to buy votes for Socialists so they can stay in power and continue feeding at the trough.   It is a vicious circle. 

We have got to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We can't tolerate Obama's Socialist ideology any longer.   It is now clear that this President is purposefully out to bankrupt our country to change the social order.  Communists preached revolution at the barrel of a gun.   Obama is preaching Class Warfare to foment revolution to turn our country into a Socialist, or perhaps even a Communist nation.   We already have riots on our streets as a result of Obama's divisive rhetoric.   These poor misguided dupes, on our streets, do not realize that they are being used by Obama in his war against the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in our country. 

Mr. President, we see your shenanigans.  We are not going to let you destroy our country.   We have to put our hip boots on in 2012 and 2014 to drain the swamp in Washington DC.   We have to sweep these Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.   We see the effect of Socialist handiwork in the two Korea's.   We are not going to allow Obama to turn the United States into another North Korea.  Obama has to go in 2012 to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The War In Iraq Is Over - Time Will Tell

Socialist President Obama, who opposed the nine year war in Iraq, has announced that is is over, taking credit for the freedom the American people have given the people of Iraq.   In doing so, Obama made no mention of President George W Bush and his team that really made all of this happen.  Obama only mentions Bush to blame him for Obama's failures.  

In any case,  Iraq is now a free "democratic" Arab county,  one of few in the Middle East, thanks to the 4,500 young Americans that gave their lives and the 32,000 Americans that were wounded in the fight.   In addition, the American people spent a Trillion Dollars on the war in Iraq.   We have committed significant blood and treasure to give Iraq the gift of freedom and to what effect.  

Without a stabilizing American presence in Iraq,  there is only a 50/50 chance that Iraq will remain a free country.   The Shia majority and the Sunni minority hate each other, so sectarian warfare is likely.   The Kurds in the North, that suffered so much at the hands of Saddam Hussein, would prefer to be a separate country, controlling their own oil wealth.   Who can blame them.  Shia Iran is a destabilizing force in the region and would like nothing better than to take over, or control Iran.   And finally, Sunni Saudi Arabia, Iraq's neighbor, wants nothing to do with a "democratic" Shia Iraq.    

It would have been best to have 5,000 - 10,000 American troops remain in Iraq to solidify gains made there; but in another foreign policy failure, Socialist President Obama could not negotiate a treaty with Iraq that would have provided immunity from criminal prosecution for our soldiers; hence the reason for the hasty pull out.   Since Obama has no credibility with the Iraqi's, there was no reason for them to deal with him.  

So now all the blood and treasure that we have sacrificed creating a democracy in Iraq is at risk.   The only good thing that will come out of Obama's failure is that Iraq will now have to hire private contractors to continue training their armed services, which will save the American people Billions of dollars, unless of course Obama stupidly agrees to pay for these contractors.   Wait and see on that one. 

Beyond all of this, the US is the usual sucker when it comes to expending our blood and treasure overseas.   Very often when locals ended up killed in the line of fire during various wars, we paid their families for their losses.   Why isn't oil rich Iraq required to pay the families of the 4,500 Americans that died in the war and the 32,000 Americans that were wounded.   It would have been  perfectly reasonable to expect such payments to occur as a part of our disengagement negotiations.

And, what about the Trillion Dollars the American people spent to provide Iraqi's their freedom.   Why shouldn't we ask for some repayment of those monies.   This Trillion Dollars is part of our $15 Trillion National Debt since we had to borrow the money to pay for the war in Iraq.  Why shouldn't we expect to get some of this money back to pay down our National Debt. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to restore common sense and prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.   It is good that we got rid of Saddam Hussein, at great cost to the American people, in blood and treasure.   If our elected representatives, including President Obama, were smarter, he should have asked for something in return.   The US cannot continue being the world's patsy. 

At a minimum, oil rich Iraq should have provided compensation to the families of our 4,500 young American soldiers killed in Iraq and the 32,000 wounded during the war.   Whether Iraq remains a democratic country or not, the suffering of these American families is the real tragedy of the war in Iraq. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Senate Payroll Tax Cut Compromise Gimmick

In Washington speak, the 2% payroll tax cut extension, for just the first two months of 2012, that will cost about $33 Billion, stolen from the Social Security Trust Fund, has been paid for by a small tax on mortgages funded by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.   In fact, since Fannie and Freddie fund 9 out of 10 mortgages, this tax will cost the average American, getting a new $200,000 mortgage, or refinancing an old one, another $15 a month.   By the way, this new tax hits the Middle Class hardest since Fannie and Freddie loans are usually conforming lower values loans.  Over the next ten years, this new tax, paid primarily by the Middle Class, supposedly will bring in $37 Billion in revenues to the federal government.   

So let me get this straight.   The 2% payroll tax cut, primarily going to the Middle Class, will cost $33 Billion for just the first two months of 2012.   And then, the federal government will wait 10 years to recover this money, from the Middle Class, presumably to put it back into the Social Security Trust Fund.   Like that is going to happen.  Since more money is now going out for monthly Social Security payments, than coming in from contributions,  this is just one more nail in the coffin of Social Security that is already headed toward bankruptcy.  

This "compromise" between Republicans and Socialists in the Senate was cobbled together so that they can all go home for the Christmas holidays and the President can head off to Hawaii for his vacation.     Once again they just kicked this can down the road, when they will face this issue again two months from now when the payroll tax cut extension expires.  Hopefully, the House of Representatives will reject this deal.  

While tax cuts would be great if it was part of an overall tax reform plan, making personal and corporate income tax rates lower, by eliminating various deductions and loop holes, messing with Social Security when it is already going bankrupt is just plain irresponsible, especially since it will do little to restore economic growth, or create jobs.  

Washington DC and the federal government are broken.  Shortly, our National Debt will jump to $16.7 Trillion, the amount authorized in the recent Debt Ceiling debacle.   We all know that Socialists in government, including President Obama are completely irresponsible as they continue to move our country toward bankruptcy.   If we can't count on Republicans to stop this fiscal madness, no matter what it takes, then we will have to form the National Freedom Conservative Party of America to take back our country by throwing all the bums out office. 

There can be no more compromise with Socialists if we are to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep that is bankrupting our country.   Meeting Socialist "half way" just gets us half way closer to bankruptcy and the loss of our National Sovereignty and freedom.   We can't let that happen.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, including President Obama, out of office.   But in doing so, we must elect real Conservatives, that are committed to ending deficit spending and a balanced budget.   We also will need to enact a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment, which includes limits on federal taxing authority to get the job done. 

Our elected representatives of both political parties continue to prove that they cannot be trusted to protect the interests of the American people or our nation.   This Senate Payroll Tax Cut Gimmick is just one more example of reckless irresponsibility coming out of Washington.   It all has to stop.    We have to put on our hip boots in 2012 and 2014 to drain the swamp in Washington DC.   The work will be dirty and stinky; but we have to throw the bums out to take back our country and get the job done.  

Friday, December 16, 2011

Newt Gingrich - Attack On The Courts

Former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has attacked the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, for near dictatorial powers, never intended by the Founding Fathers in the US Constitution.   Gingrich is bringing up some very interesting points that require serious debate and discussion.   There are supposed to be three co-equal branches of government; the Legislative (Congress), the Executive (the Presidency) and the Judiciary (the federal court system).  

Yet, as it has evolved, the Supreme Court, with judges appointed for life, often can and does over rule the other two branches of government.   So instead of having proper checks and balances, the Supreme Court, elected by no one, has taken on the power, not just to interpret the Constitution; but to make laws by dictate.   Maybe it is time that we review this system because we often end up with arbitrary decisions that are contrary to the interests of the United States and the will of the American people.  

Perhaps all federal judges should have term limits of two six year terms.  This would allow the people, through their elected representatives, that would have to reconfirm judges, or appoint new ones, to get rid of judges that stray too far from the main steam in their decisions.   Federal judges have enforced the Socialist creep that has occurred in the last 100 years that is ultimately bankrupting our country.  To be candid, we have seen many court decisions come down that defy common sense.  

And, the 9th Circuit Federal Court is filled with outright left wing judicial wackos that more often than not are overruled on appeal for straying so far from the Constitution that their rulings are laughable.   All branches of the federal government have taken on unlimited powers, that are not in the Constitution and were never intended by our Founding Fathers.   Socialists under their "progressive" banner disregard the Constitution entirely.    At least as it relates to our elected representatives, we can occasionally throw the bums out; though we really do need Congressional term limits to prevent the corruption that is rampant in Congress.  

Specific to federal judges, we are usually stuck with them until death do us part since they are appointed for life by the President, once confirmed by Congress.  Instead, it is time for term limits for all federal judges, including Supreme Court justices.   We The People must be able get rid of judges, that abuse their powers, through our elected representatives and the reconfirmation, or appointment process.  

Two six year terms, with reconfirmation required by Congress, after the first term, feels about right and could create the right balance allowing for both judicial independence and the will of the people.  Our judiciary system, like other parts of the federal government, is broken.  It is time for reform.  Newt Gingrich, the thinker and historian, may have it right. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Establishment Republicans Fear Newt Gingrich

It is becoming very clear that Establishment Republicans fear Newt Gingrich because he often thinks out loud in ways that make them feel uncomfortable.   Let's face it.   While Socialist President Obama has added more to our $15 Trillion National Debt, in his three years in office with no end in sight, than any other President in American history, Republicans hands are not clean either.  

Republican Presidents and members of Congress, many of whom have been in office since 1965, when they all began stealing money from the Social Security Trust fund and borrowing even more to spend on guns and butter to win reelection are starting to squirm because Newt Gingrich is talking real change, not Obama's phony "Hope and Change".

Newt Gingrich understands that government is broken and that only radical change can fix it by rolling back 100 years of Socialist Creep.   All three branches of government, the Legislative, the Judiciary and the Executive Branch have all exceeded the powers given them by our Founding Fathers.   In fact, the original concept of Checks and Balances has not worked because all branches of government are out of control and in collusion.  

ObamaCare and the mandate to buy health insurance is just the latest example.   The Congress uses the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to justify intrusion into our lives.   The Supreme Court does not just interpret the Constitution; the Court often makes up laws in its interpretations.   And of course, the President uses Executive Orders, much like a Dictator, to do just about anything that he wants to do.   Newt Gingrich, as a historian and a thinker, is questioning all of this because he sees the threat to our freedom.  

Establishment Republicans fear Newt Gingrich because he is not a go along to get along kind of guy.   Gingrich makes waves.  For that reason and because they know Mitt Romney is a flip flopper, who can be trusted to bend with the wind to maintain the status quo, Establishment Republicans are now lining up behind Romney in desperation as Gingrich surges in the polls.   It is actually humorous to watch because those that have been feeding at the trough for years are scared to death that if Gingrich actually wins the Presidency, their gravy train may be over. 

All of this maneuvering makes Mitt Romney less attractive to this Blogger by the day.  We need to elect real Conservative in 2012 and 2014, not more of the same RINO's, that can't be trusted, if we are going to take back our country.  We need more Tea Party Republicans elected, at all levels of government, to end business as usual. 

Nothing will change without Constitutional Amendments to balance the budget, enact Congressional term limits, limit federal taxing authority and  define American citizenship.   You can bet RINO's, like Mitt Romney, will not make any of these things happen.   And, whether Newt Gingrich is the guy to make it happen, or some one else like Rick Perry, one thing is for sure.  

We need to elect real Conservatives committed to rolling back 100 years of Socialist Creep to take back our country by reestablishing limited, Constitutional government.  No more business as usual that has led to a $15 Trillion National Debt.   It all has to stop.   The only question is which Republican will actually make it happen.   The Blogger seriously doubts that Mitt Romney is really committed to rolling back Socialism in our country.  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Heavy Hand Of Government

Our Founding Fathers experienced the heavy hand of a divine right King and as a result declared our independence from Great Britain in 1776.   To prevent the tyranny they had known, our Founding Fathers established the Constitution of the United States in 1787 to form a more perfect union, based on limited government and checks and balances, to avoid an abuse of power.   That was then and this is now.  

Today, once again we feel the heavy hand of local, state and federal governments at every turn of life and death.   Think about it.  At birth, we must register by birth certificate to tell government we have arrived and can be taxed.    Shortly thereafter, all Americans must have a Social Security number to be listed as a Dependent for tax reasons; but really to signal the government that a taxpayer is coming along.   

To do virtually everything in life, we must have a license or permit; driving, marriage, fishing, hunting, gun ownership, opening a business and for many professions.   Of course, to get those licenses or permits, in addition to whatever taxes we pay, we must pay for licenses and other fees, some times each year.   And, then we die at which time a death certificate is needed to inform government that our estate is there to be taxed. 

Literally, everything we do, eat, or own are governed by some, or all levels of government.   And, we pay taxes on sales, property, income, capital gains, dividends and estates.   Fees for licenses and permits are just another form of taxation, as well.   It is probable that many Americans spend about a month each year of time just dealing with all levels of government and compliance.   Clearly,  during the last hundred years of Socialist creep, in particular, our nation has evolved to the point that government intrudes into all aspects of daily life at the expense of our freedom. 

This Blogger has had it.   We need to shrink the size of government, at all levels, not just because it is bankrupting our country; but because government today is a threat to our freedom.  If Socialist President Obama was allowed to prevail in transforming our nation into a European style Socialist country, it would be at the expense of our freedom; plain and simple.   ObamaCare is a prime example.   Do we really want government involved in life and death health care decisions.   I think not.  But, this is just one example of many, where government has over reached to control daily life.   Enough is Enough. 

Socialist President Obama has grown government to consume 25% of our nation's gross domestic product.   This is the highest level since World War II.  Traditionally, government spending has been at about 18 - 20% of GDP.   It would be better if it was even less at 17%.   The place to start is the elimination of 500,000 federal civilian jobs, through normal attrition, over the next five years, out of the current 2.65 million federal government employees.   This would mean elimination, or consolidation of various federal government agencies, commissions, or departments.   There is so much redundancy and waste in the federal government that we will not even know these federal employees are gone.  

Of course, Socialists in government, including President Obama, will never allow this to happen because this would mean fewer union public employees donating money to their reelection campaigns.   We have to make it happen by sweeping these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 first to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation; but equally important to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

If you believe as I do that the heavy hand of government is a threat to our freedom, then put on your hip boots because we have to drain the swamp that is Washington DC.   We can do it.   We must do it to end all the government intrusion into our lives.   We must get back to the limited, Constitutional government originally intended by our Founding Fathers by pushing back the 100 years of Socialist creep that is destroying our nation.   We have a job to do in the elections of 2012 and 2014.   Our nation depends on our success. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Obama's Failure In Dealing With Iran

Iran has been at war with the United States since 1979 when they took over the American Embassy in Tehran and held our Embassy staff members hostage for more than a year until Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as President.   Since then, Iran has been the chief sponsor of Terrorism in the world and it has resulted in the death of thousands of Americans.   They refer to the United States as the Great Satan.   For some reason, various Republican and Socialist Presidents have chosen to ignore Iran's hostile behaviors for fear that taking action may disrupt the flow of oil.

There is no doubt that Iran is developing nuclear weapons that represent a threat to the United States and our allies.   Thus far, everything we have tried to date to prevent this from happening has failed primarily because the Russians and the Chinese, that have significant business dealings with Iran, will not support severe sanctions.  As such, it is time for the United States to establish a coalition of the willing to end the Iranian nuclear threat.  While military action should always be on the table to make it happen,  we must pass legislation that basically makes it impossible for global companies, or banks to do business with Iran.    

We must do what is necessary to bring down the Iranian regime through economic means to avoid military action if possible.   While Iran has oil, it does not have the gasoline needed to power their cars.    We can and should prevent gasoline and other critical staples from entering Iran by ship and air blockade.   No doubt, this will cause the price of oil to spike for a while; but this problem can be mitigated if the Saudis are on board to fill the gap in supply.  If economic means do not work, then military action will be necessary to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities and armed forces.   A nuclear Iran will lead to an arms race in the Middle East, which will some day lead to nuclear war.   We can't let that happen. 

On another front, Iran was able to bring down an American high tech drone over their territory.   Apparently, Socialist President Obama was given various choices to destroy that drone, rather than let that technology fall into Iranian, Chinese or Russian hands.    Obama should have sent cruise missiles flying to destroy that drone.   Instead, Obama asked Iran to "give us back our drone".   This had to be one of the most ridiculous comments ever uttered by an American President.  I would put it at the top of the list, except that most of what Jimmy Carter had to say while serving as President and after, was even more ridiculous.  

Obama concluded that to take military action to destroy our drone would be an act of war.   So what!!  Iran has been at war with the United States for more than 30 years.   The Iranians only understand raw power.   It just emboldens the Iranians when the United States fails to act.   They see us as a helpless giant.   Obviously, the Iranians neither fear nor respect President Obama.  Obama's unwillingness to destroy that drone will just cause the Iranians to act even more recklessly in the future, making war with them even more inevitable. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014, by sweeping Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.   We have to make Obama a one term President because he is a clear and present danger to our nation.   Obama's failures in managing our economy and our foreign policy are dangerous to our nation.   Obama's dealings with Iran just demonstrate his incompetence and lack of experience.  

We have to take back our country to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We just can't risk a nuclear Iran run by fanatics.   The lessons of history tells us that appeasement always leads to disaster.   In this case, a nuclear disaster would be far worse than what we experienced with Hitler and Nazi Germany.   Never Again, Never Again. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Obama's Socialist Scheme For America

Socialist President Obama said three years ago, when he took office, that if he did not improve the economy in three years that he would be a one term President.   From his lips to God's ears.  Since 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 and poverty is up, a result of Obama's failed policies, as 45 million Americans are on Food Stamps, it is pretty obvious that Obama's SwindleUS Plans and increased regulations, implemented by his Gestapos, have failed to restore economic growth, or create jobs in our country. 

As such, Obama has changed his tune.   Obama now says that the structural problems in the US economy cannot be fixed in one term, or even two terms as President and that it might even take the next President to get the job done.  What a cop out. When Obama says "fixed" what he is really talking about is transforming our country into a European style Socialist nation.   This is the case because Obama does not believe in free market capitalism and even argues that it is at the root of our economic problems.  

Rather than talk about the mortgage debacle that caused the financial collapse and our Recession, where is which Socialists demanded that their PEEP's be given mortgages, even though they did not qualify under normal under writing requirements to repay them,  Obama chooses instead to play the class warfare game blaming the "evil, greedy, rich" for all the nation's ills.  Forget about the fact that the rich are the job creators in our country.   Since Obama cannot win reeelection by running on his accomplishments, he must create an enemy to get his PEEP's out to vote.   It is disgraceful; but then Obama is a liar, plain and simple, so it should be no surprise to anyone.   

Obama is a Socialist ideologue who believes in confiscation of wealth and redistribution of income in the name of "social justice".    The fact that his Socialist ideology has only led to misery, poverty and tyranny all over the world, where it has been tried, is irrelevant to Obama because he has not learned the lessons of history or economics.    Only free market capitalism, with all its boom and bust cycles, has led to innovation and prosperity and in fact to building the greatest nation in the history of the world and our Middle Class.  

The United States is in trouble today because we have strayed from free market capitalism in the last 100 years of Socialist creep, not because of it.   Entitlements are not only bankrupting our country, dependency is hurting our people.  Socialist President Obama is a clear and present danger to our nation, as bad as any external enemy we have ever faced, which is the reason we must make him a one term President in 2012.  

Obama is right on one point.   The election of 2012 will determine if we are going to be a free country predicated on free market capitalism, or a Socialist nation where government controls every aspect of our lives.   Obama stated it clearly when he said it really doesn't matter who the Republican candidate is for the Presidency because it is this choice between ideologies that is the critical issue. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of govenrment, including President Obama out of office.   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's Socialist vision for America will bankrupt our country, as is happening in Europe.  Obama's Socialist Scheme will lead to civil strife on our streets and the loss of our national sovereignty, which apparently is Obama's intention.   We can't let that happen.   We won't let that happen.  

We have to put on our hip boots to drain the swamp in Washington DC.   The work will be dirty and stinky; but it must be done to preserve our nation in accordance with the original intent of our Founding Fathers that understood that limited government, free market capitalism and individual liberty and freedom are interwined.  One can't exist without the others. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Environmental Wackos Support Gregory Jaczko

Environmental Wackos, Socialist Senator Barbara Boxer of California, Congressman Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada quickly came to the defense of Gregory Jaczko, Obama's Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman accused of poor management.  Of course, Reid's support should be no surprise because Jaczko is a former Reid aide, who immediately upon appointment, unilaterally took action to kill Yucca Mountain, that was supposed to be the nation's nuclear repository about 100 miles from Las Vegas.  Instead of destroying nuclear energy, Jaczko's intent,  the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is charged with regulating our nation's 104 nuclear energy facilities. 

Apparently, four other Nuclear Regulatory Agency Commissioners, two Democrats and two Republicans sent a letter to Socialist President Obama complaining of Jaczko bullying tactics and poor management.   Jaczko has acted with complete disregard of Commission votes, or the opinions of other Agency Commissioners and staff members.   The reason is obvious.   Gregory Jaczko is one of Obama's Socialist Gestapos determined to shut down the nuclear energy industry. 

It does not matter to Obamanistas that the American people have spent $13 Billion hard earned dollars building Yucca Mountain, or that it is needed to store, or better yet reprocess spent nuclear fuels, or that Nevadans desperately need the jobs that would be created by opening Yucca, the environmental wackos, opposed to nuclear energy and all carbon based fuels, have shut it down.  Clearly, other Nuclear Regulatory Agency Commissioners understand the big picture; but their opinions were completely disregarded by Gregory Jaczko, an environmental wacko. 

We have got to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We need a 50 year energy plan that includes development of carbon based fuels and nuclear energy along with renewables.  We need cheap energy to restore economic growth and create jobs again in our country.   It cannot happen any other way.   Instead, Obamanistas and their environmental wacko supporters are determined to make energy more expensive, which is a major job killer.  

We have to sweep these Socialists, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014 to restore economic growth and create jobs once again in 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 put on our hip boots to drain the swamp in Washington DC.   It will be dirty, stinky work; but it must be done to preserve and protect our nation. 

Payroll Tax Cut - The Real Story

About 50% of Americans, Socialist President Obama's PEEP's, pay no federal income taxes at all.   So advocating tax cuts for lower income Americans is not possible when they already pay nothing.  In fact, many of them actually get a check back from the federal government under the Earned Income Tax Credit program.   However, all working Americans that get a paycheck every month, do pay 7.65% of their pay to support Social Security and Medicare.   Their employers also contribute a matching 7.65% of the employee's earnings to support these entitlement programs.

Socialists always complain that their PEEP's, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, must still pay this 7.65% to support Social Security and Medicare.   Their real goal is to eliminate this contribution by raising taxes on  the "rich", defined by Obama as single people earning $200,000 or more and married couples earning $250,000 or more.   This argument concerning the payroll tax holiday for one more year is really about redistribution of income in the name of "social justice".   Now that this cat is out of the bag,  Socialists will attempt to make this payroll tax holiday permanent, just wait and see. 

The real story is that Socialists would like their PEEP's to pay no taxes of any kind at all; no income taxes, no contributions for Social Security and Medicare, no property taxes and no sales taxes.   What Socialists really want is to raise taxes on the 50% of us that already pay nearly all taxes in our country to make it possible for their PEEP's to pay no taxes of any kind.   This would also allow forgiveness of current student loans and then free university education for their PEEP's going forward.   Socialists can only win elections by creating more entitlements and making more people dependent on government.   It is their ticket to power. 

The payroll tax cut is a Socialist election year gimmick that will not restore economic growth or create jobs.   We need fundamental tax reform to make the personal and corporate tax codes flatter and fairer by eliminating most deductions and loop holes.   The federal government does not need more tax revenues.   The federal government must cut spending to no more than 17 or 18% of Gross Domestic Product from Obama's current 25% to allow the private sector to grow.   

To get there, 500,000 federal civilian jobs must be eliminated, through normal attrition in the next five years out of the current 2.65 million.  This would mean elimination and or consolidation of various agencies, commissions and departments.   We also must eliminate regulations that are job killers.  This is just common sense.   

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.   We have to sweep Socialists, including President Obama, out of government because they are reckless deficit spenders.   Obama has added more to our $15 Trillion National Debt, in his three years in office, than any other President in American history.   It is clear that Obama is intentionally out to bankrupt our nation in order to "transform" our country into a Socialist nation.  This would also involve loss of our national sovereignty to some sort of world government; a Socialist goal.  We can't let that happen. 

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 to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.   We have to clean out the barn in Washington.  It will be dirty, stinky work; but it must be done to save our nation.   So put your hip boots on and get ready for the election in 2012.   We have to drain the swamp to take back our country and restore morning in America. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

National Labor Relations Board Ends Boeing Lawsuit

The National Labor Relations Board, one of Obama's Socialist Gestapo agencies, amid intense pressure, ended its lawsuit against the Boeing Company for putting a plant in South Carolina to manufacture its new airplane, the 787 Dreamliner.   The excuse given was that Boeing apparently came to an agreement with the Machinist Union to build new 737's in Washington state.   That was probably going to happen anyway since the production line is already there. 

It is important that this case went away because the precedent of a government agency telling a corporation where it could choose to do business in the United States, or anywhere else for that matter,  was more in keeping with what happens in Communist, Fascist or Socialist countries, not the United States, which is supposed to be a free market economy.  Oh, but wait a minute, Obama is a Socialist.  Go figure.  However, what this episode demonstrates is that Obama is owned, lock, stock and barrel by big unions and environmental wackos giving him his marching orders.

The Machinist Union told Obama to stop Boeing from going to South Carolina, a right to work state.   Only after the union struck their deal with Boeing was Obama given permission to drop this lawsuit against Boeing.  The environmental wackos have thus far prevented the building of the Keystone Pipeline, from Canada to Texas, which would create 20,000 jobs.   Let's face it.  Whose bread you eat, whose song you sing.   Obama chirps like a canary when big unions and environmental wackos give him his marching orders.

We have got to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We must sweep these Socialists, including President Obama, out of office because they are bankrupting our nation and destroying our economy and jobs.   Enough is enough.   Obama is a clear and present danger to our country.   As such, we must make Obama a one term President in 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.   We have to clean out the barn to get our country back our track.   It will be hard work and pretty stinky; but it must be done to restore economic growth and jobs again in our country. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Donald Trump - Forgettabouthim

Billionaire Donald Trump is probably the most effective self promoter in the world today.   Why on earth Republican candidates for President feel the need to travel to New York City to kiss Trump's ring is beyond me.   Further, while Trump is right on many of the issues and his condemnation of incompetent Socialist President Obama is spot on,  he has no part to play in the nomination of a Republican candidate for President unless he plans to run for the job himself. 

And, we are not likely to see Trump run for the Presidency, representing any political party because his personal life could be a sexy movie and his business life is probably very complicated.   The lame stream media would have a field day with Trump and he knows it.   So all this talk about Trump running as an Independent is just that, talk, designed to promote the Trump brand.   As a Sales and Marketing guy, this Blogger really appreciates the way Trump is able to manipulate the media into giving him free publicity.  Trump is brilliant and plays the media like a fiddle.  It is very humorous; but not serious. 

Republican candidates for the Presidency need to stay clear, rather than be part of the Trump circus.   It is wise that most Republican candidates decided to pass on Trump's Debate.  This was just plain ridiculous.   There are more than enough debates already for candidates to get their ideas on the table.   The last thing Republicans needs is to be part of a Trump Circus.   And, what is a Trump endorsement worth anyway; probably not a hell of a lot.   Everyone knows that Trump is an entertainer; basically an actor with a lot of money and a reality TV show.   Republicans that meet with Donald Trump are just part of the show.  It is really dumb and actually demeans the process and the Candidates.  

Republican candidates should forgettabouthim.   Donald Trump, the showman and circus master is only out to promote Donald Trump.  Can we please focus on Socialist President Obama to make him a one term President in 2012 and sweep other Socialists out of government, as well.   Let's move on, shall we.   We have hard work to do to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   Donald Trump is just an amusing side show.