Tuesday, February 28, 2012

US Energy Independence - If Not Now When

In 1960, President Kennedy proclaimed that the US would send a man to the moon and return him safely within the decade.  And, sure enough in July, 1969,  the United States achieved this national objective.   It in now time for a Presidential candidate, whether it be Socialist President Obama, or any of the Republican candidates to proclaim that the United States will be completely Energy Independent by no later than 2032; twenty years from now.   As we face $4 or $5 a gallon gasoline, the candidate that makes this announcement will win the Presidency in 2012.  

However, it is not enough just to announce this goal; but to back it up with a plan to make it happen.   Unfortunately, Socialist President is hampered by his ties to radical environmentalists, his supporters, that refuse to accept that carbon, or nuclear energy must be part of the solution so it is unlikely that Obama can proclaim this critical goal for our country.   Any of the remaining Republican candidates can make the goal of Energy Independence a reality by saying without hesitation that we will utilize the natural resources of the United States, in environmentally sound ways, to make the United States Energy Independent by 2032.

That means more utilization of oil, clean coal, natural gas, oil and gas shale and nuclear energy, readily available in the United States, along with research to make these sources cleaner, safer and cheaper to raise the standard of living of all Americans.   In addition, funding more research on renewables is also appropriate.   Using natural gas to power our large trucks could happen within 10 years by building the infrastructure on our highways.  Building at least 50 nuclear plants and opening up Yucca Mountain in Nevada should happen as a reprocessing facility to deal with spent fuels.   There is no doubt that with some focus, discipline and passion that the United States could be Energy Independent within 20 years; but it means pushing aside the radical environmentalists that oppose all carbon, or nuclear based energy sources. 

Obama will never do it, which is one more reason we must make Obama a one term President.   The fact is that Socialists will never do it, which is why we must sweep Socialists at all levels of government, out of office.   Energy Independence is a national security issue.   We cannot continue our reliance on the unstable Middle East, which is likely to explode into turmoil in the years to come, as is already happening.   We have to get serious about Energy Independence.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to make it happen.   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.   When John Kennedy proclaimed the goal of going to the moon, no one doubted his resolve.   It is time for a Republican candidate to demonstrate the same resolve related to Energy Independence.   When that happens, that Republican candidate will be assured the nomination and the Presidency in 2012.

Monday, February 27, 2012

High Gas Prices - Blame Socialist President Obama

Socialists like President Obama always claim that drilling for more oil in the United States would have no impact on the price of gas.   This is illogical baloney.  The fact is that Obama, right after taking office, shut down deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, tightened federal restrictions on oil development, denied access to federal lands for oil development and veteod the Keystone Pipeline that would bring Canadian oil into the United States.  The end result of these actions and the refusal to allow drilling in Anwar in Alaska is that the price of gas has doubled since Obama was elected. 

At the insistence of his radical environmentalist supporters, Obama continues to chase windmills and advance crony capitalism to support his solar energy pals hoping that one day green technology will meet our national energy needs.  This is a pipe dream.   The fact is that green technology is decades away from meeting our energy requirements because the technology is just not there to do the job today.   Oil has to be part of our energy solution for years to come.   Raising US oil production to 10 million barrels a day,which is very feasible within a few years, would create 1.5 million desperately needed, high paying job directly with other 1 million jobs created indirectly.   More oil production would raise gross domestic product by $250 billion a year and cut our oil imports in half reducing the current $300 billion oil trade deficit. 

Obama,  who does not understand free market capitalism and global markets because he has never worked in business, obviously does not realize that increasing supply from whereever it comes will bring down prices and that is true related to any goods, services or commodities.   Mr. President, that is how it works.   If Obama had just taken Economics 101 and passed the class, he would know this very basic premise.  

Instead, it is pretty obvious that Obama studied Karl Marx Das Capital, the Communist Manifesto, that preaches class warfare and the power of the state through command and control economics.   Of course, that model has failed when ever and where ever it has been tried in the world; yet these Socialists cling to their big intrusive government utopian pipe dreams that have resulted in poverty, misery, a loss of freedom and many times murder. 

We need a 50 year energy plan to make the United States energy independent.  It must involve using all of OUR natural resources including oil, natural gas, clean coal, oil and gas shale and nuclear energy along with renewables.   Yes, we need to make carbon and nuclear energy cleaner, safer and cheaper; but they must be part of the picture to support the growth and development of our economy and millions of jobs.  These things cannot happen any other way. 

So as the price of gas continues to go up, all should blame Socialist President Obama because it is his radical environmental policies and the EPA, his gestapo agency, that are preventing energy development.  It is what is it.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.   Obama's policies have lead to a growth in poverty and a lower standard of living for our people, while bankrupting our country.  It has to stop.  

We must make Obama a one term President.   We can do it.  We must to it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  In the meantime, every time you fill up at the pump, you can thank President Obama for the price you are paying.   Obama made higher energy prices happen just as he promised he would do. 

France - Moving Back To Socialism

There is a pretty good chance that the people of France will elect their first Socialist President, in a few months, since Francois Mitterand was in office.   Polls show that Francois Hollande, the Socialist, will beat Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy.   Hollande is thought of as a Conservative Socialist because he is an Economist by education.   France is facing a huge National Debt as a result of unsustainable entitlements; so Hollande is promising to cut spending by $65 billion to balance the budget.  If elected, we will see if it ever happens. 

However, Francois Hollande is a Socialist who calls for taxing the rich more and ending tax breaks for big business; though he is calling for tax cuts for small and midsize companies.   But, Hollande wants to spend more to hire teachers and police and spend more on housing and education.   Hollande wants to tax financial transactions.  The public finances of France are a mess.   Unemployment is near 10%, the budget deficit is at 5.5% of gross domestic product and the country recently lost their triple AAA debt rating.   Yet Hollande, like all Socialists, wants to raise the overall tax burden from 45.1% to 46.9%, both of which are job killers. 

This Blogger does business in France with a small office there.   Employment laws are ridiculous.  France has a 35 hour work week.  Energy and cost of doing business in France are very high.  France has been a Socialist country for years, regardless of who is in office.  The end result is that foreign companies and perhaps French companies do all that they can to maintain the fewest number of employees in France possible because of high taxes and regulations and it is so costly to hire and fire employees in France.  All of this has caused high unemployment in France for years.   Socialists just don't get any of this because they live in a utopian dream world.

Does all of this sound familiar.   Francois Hollande, the French Socialist, likely to win election to the Presidency in France and Socialist President Obama are cut from the same suit.  These Socialists only know how to play Class Warfare to win elections pitting one group against all others.   The "rich", often defined as people making more than $200,000 a year, are milked through higher taxes to support entitlements that are unsustainable for people on the dole and those that pay no income taxes at all.   Unions that support Socialists demand work rules and employment laws that are job killers, which ultimately pushes more jobs out of country.  

There is no such thing as a Conservative Socialist, whether in France, the United States, or any other country.   Socialists are job killers in business to take care of their PEEP's, those on the dole, those that pay no income taxes at all, radical environmentalists, trial lawyers, big unions and crony capitalists, all feeding at the trough at our expense.   Socialists always support bigger, more intrusive government, more entitlements and deficit spending to buy votes from their PEEP's.   It is what it is.  

The people of France will regret returning a Socialist to their Presidency.  It will result in higher unemployment, a lower standard of living for their people and national bankruptcy; just wait and see.    If Socialist President Obama is reelected in 2012, we will see the same end result in the United States.   We can't let that happen.   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 to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.  

Instead, we must elect Conservatives committed to 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 the family as 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 county.  France should adopt this strategy, as well to end the malaise that has been there for years. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We have to make Obama a one term President to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   We can't allow Obama to "transform" our country into a European style Socialist nation.   We see the end of that ugly story in Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France and there is no happy ending. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Arab Spring Turns Into Arab Winter

There was high hope during the Arab Spring, that brought down various dictators in Arab countries, that finally these countries would have Western style democracy.  Instead, we now have the Arab Winter and a big mess in the Middle East that is getting worse.  Democracy is not going to happen any time soon because there is no tradition of democracy in the Arab world.  Egypt, in particular, is currently being run by its military that has put 43 defendants on trial, including 16 Americans, for advocating democratic principles and free speech.   This is the country that Socialist President Obama traveled to right after being elected to proclaim America's faults and his apology.  

So much for apologies and reaching out to Arab countries.   Now, we have 16 Americans being held hostage and Obama begging the Egyptian military for their release.   This is happening at a time when we give Egypt $1.5 Billion a year, primarily to support their corrupt military with their Swiss bank accounts.  This hostage crisis, like the one that occurred in Iran when Jimmy Carter was President, is the result of Presidential weakness.  Obviously, the Egyptian military does not fear Obama; but then no country fears Obama. 

Richard Nixon used to say the rest of the world needed to believe that the  President of the United States was just crazy enough to push the nuclear button so that the button would never have to be pushed.  No one is advocating using nuclear weapons in Egypt, or anywhere else; but that is not the point.  President Obama made a unilateral declaration, right after taking office, that the United States would never be first to use nuclear weapons.  Why give that option away without a negotiated quid pro quo from our enemies. 

Now, Obama wants to cut our nuclear weapons by 80%, with no deal in place, for others with nuclear weapons to do the same.  This amounts to unilateral disarmament at a time when rogue nations like North Korea, Iran and Pakistan are building their nuclear weapons.  This is the same President that capitulated to Russian demands to dismantle our missile defense system in Eastern Europe without getting anything in return.  Obama's actions are very dangerous, not to mention just plain dumb. 

The lesson we learned from World War II is the notion of peace through strength.  Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War and brought down the Soviet Union by rebuilding our military that had been hollowed out by Jimmy Carter.  Whenever the United States has been weak, it has led to war.  The very idea that the Egyptian military would test President Obama's resolve is an indication that they see Obama as weak and ineffective.  Obama should immediately demand the release of the 16 Americans held hostage with an ultimatum concerning our $1.5 Billion in aid.   If the 16 hostages are not released within 30 days, the aid should stop.   It is just that simple.   In foreign policy, there can be no ambiguity.  We must say what we mean, mean what we say and do what we say. 

Socialist President Obama is a clear and present danger to our nation.   Weak Presidents are dangerous.  Iran is testing Obama daily because they see him as weak.  Obama is a weak President, which is another reason we must make him a one term President.   We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping, Socialists at all levels of government, 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.  Obama has to go sooner than later as a matter of national security. 

$1 Trilllion In Student Debt - Another Time Bomb

The next time bomb that will hit our country is the $ 1 Trillion in Student Debt, guaranteed by the federal government.   Recent college graduates are carrying an average of $25,000 in debt, with many carrying much more.  Aside from the debt itself, this debt is making it impossible for many young people to buy homes, even at low prices and interest rates.   And, a few years back Congress passed a law making it impossible to walk away from student debt, even if someone files bankruptcy.   Let's hope that law is never repealed by Socialists, if they ever regain control of Congress, because that would put the rest of us tax payers on the hook. 

The reality is that many students chose not to work to put themselves through school and or their parent's found other places to spend their money; i.e. motor homes, vacations etc. rather than pay for their kid's educations.   Of course, there are parents, living pay check to pay check, that had no money to pay for college educations, however, those students should have worked their way through school and gone to community college first, before transferring to a four year institution, as did this Blogger and both of our sons that have no student debt and own homes today. 

Americans beware, Socialists like President Obama are already talking about forgiving this student debt at our expense to buy votes.   We can't let that happen.   Students that incurred this debt must pay it back no matter how long it takes, if nothing else than to learn the lesson of personal responsibility.   Many of the Occupy Wall Street Crowd are these very same students that are now saying "Holy Crap, I owe all this money and I am not happy about it."  "Maybe if I scream loud enough, like the spoiled children that they are, Obama will come to my rescue".   No way Jose!! 

These recently graduated students have come up against the law that makes it impossible to dispose of student debt, even by bankruptcy and they are not happy because they can't scam the system.   Too bad.  This is just one more example of an entitlement program gone wild.   Loans should never have been made to students whose parents were fully capable of paying for their son's and daughter's educations.   And, for other students, there should have been a work requirement to get a student loan to prevent loans from getting so far out of control.  But you know those Socialists always trying to provide their PEEP's with something for nothing at our expense to buy votes.  Well now the chickens have come home to roost.  Ok, Kids, Pay Up. 

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 because they are a clear and present danger to our nation as bad as any external enemy we have ever faced.  These characters are bankrupting our country.   Just watch, they will try to forgive these student loans at our expense, adding this money to the National Debt.   We can't let that happen.   We have to stand up and say HELL NO by electing Conservatives to take back our country.  Enough is enough.   We must act to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We can do it.  We must do it to stop the fiscal insanity that is prevalent at all levels of government.  

 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Energy - Socialists Living In A Dream World

Socialists, like President Obama and his radical environmentalist supporters that believe that renewable energy like solar, wind, geothermal and bio fuels can power a modern, industrialized nation, like the United States, are living in a dream world.  The entire state of Connecticut would have to be covered with solar panels just to power New York City alone.  Even if all deserts and farm lands in the US were covered with solar panels and wind mills, they could not replace the energy we get from coal, oil and nuclear power.  And, based on current technology, the only way to make renewables feasible, is to artificially raise the cost of carbon and nuclear energy so high that renewables are cost effective.

In fact, that is Obama's Energy Plan.   Socialist President Obama has said that under his Energy Plan the cost of energy would have to artificially "skyrocket" by government social engineering, which is just plain crazy and unnecessary.  Raising the cost of energy is a job killer that would result in a lower standard of living for all Americans.   Why would any President propose something so stupid.   The answer is global warming, or the supposed threat from global warming.   But, even if global warming is real, world Socialist reaction to it is completely wrong.   

While research should continue on renewables so that one day they might become economically feasible, we should instead focus on making carbon and nuclear energy cleaner, safer and more readily available.   Our goal should be to make energy cheaper, not more expensive, by producing more of it to raise the standard of living for all people in the world.  And, contrary to Socialist proclamations, there is no shortage of oil reserves, gas and oil shale, clean coal, or nuclear energy.   The fact is that based on current usage, the world is sitting on 150 - 200 years worth of crude oil, natural gas liquids and oil and gas shale reserves based on what we know today; not even future discoveries.   We have several hundred years worth of coal reserves.   And, nuclear energy capabilities are almost limitless, since spent fuels can be reprocessed. 

Clearly, we need an all of the above 50 year Energy Plan to make the United States completely energy independent.   The US has the resources in our country to make it happen; but it will never happen as long as Socialists, living in a dream world, are in power.  It is time for a common sense energy plan that both protects the environment and allows for development of all energy sources in the US; oil, clean coal, natural gas, oil and gas shale and nuclear energy along with more research on renewables.  

Yes, we should work to make all these energy sources cleaner, safer, more readily available and cheaper; but we must recognize that all energy sources must be in development to make the United States energy independent.   This is also a national security issue.   We cannot remain dependent on foreign countries, some of which are our enemies, for energy.   It has to stop. 

None of this will happen as long as Socialists, including President Obama, are in government, which is another reason we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.   We must elect Conservatives that support energy independence for the United States and that recognize that we must develop all our energy sources in a clean and safe way to get there.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and our way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  In the mean time, when you hear Socialist President Obama speak of his Energy Plan during campaign speeches, just know that Obama is living in a dream world and that his solution to our energy needs are higher prices and nothing more. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Solyndra Bonuses

Bankrupt Solyndra, managed by Socialist President Obama's pals, attempted to provide $500,000 in bonuses to 21 employees.  The bankruptcy judge, dealing with the dissolution of the company, allowed $370,000 to be paid.  Again, this is the solar company that received $535 million tax payer dollars from Obama to fund their development that is now down the drain.   This is also the company's management that donated significant monies to Obama's election campaign.  Gosh, could there be a connection.   Well dah!!

The real question is why should a bankrupt company pay any bonuses at all; particularly with tax payer money.  By definition, the management of Solyndra failed to produce financial results that would have prevented the bankruptcy.  So paying out $370,000, or any amount, of tax payer money to reward these clowns is ridiculous.  However, this is crony capitalism at work.  These characters are Friends of Barack Obama and apparently Obama takes care of his friends.  Of course, that is no surprise. 

Socialist President Obama is in business to take care of his PEEP's, the 67 million Americans on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, big unions, trial lawyers, radical environmentalists, Hollywood types and crony capitalists all feeding at the trough.   Obama takes care of them and they take care of him by making huge donations to his PAC and reelection campaign.  It is a vicious cycle of corruption. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.  Solyndra is just the tip of the iceberg of corruption and sleaze.   We have to put on our hip boots to 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.  While many people in our country struggle to pay their bills,  the management of bankrupt Solyndra are getting bonuses at tax payer expense.  Go figure.  This Obama corruption has to stop.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Obama Proposing Corporate Tax Cut - Business Beware

Socialist President Obama is proposing a cut in Corporate Tax Rates from the current 35% to 28% by eliminating various deductions.  This is still too high compared to other nations that are lower; but business BEWARE.   Socialists never support real tax cuts.   With one hand, Obama will propose this tax cut; but with the other crooked hand, Obama wants to tax overseas income that today is only taxed in the US when profits are brought back to the United States. 

Currently, overseas income is taxed in the country where it is generated as long as those profits remain overseas.  In addition, as part of his war on carbon based energy, Obama wants to raise taxes on the oil and gas industry, that already pays very high taxes and royalties, which will only raise the cost of energy to all Americans and lower our standard of living. 

For many global corporations, Obama's Socialist tax scheme will amount to an big increase in taxes, not a cut.   Only Japan has a higher corporate income tax rate than the United States.   And, Japan is in real trouble as many companies are moving operations out of Japan to China and other countries.  Some American companies are even moving  manufacturing out of Japan back to the United States because the cost of doing business in Japan and taxes are so high.  Companies are voting with their feet, as they always do, when government policy is detrimental to doing business in a state or country. 

It makes no sense to penalize successful American global companies that have operations throughout the world.  In fact, those companies should be encouraged to succeed and grow.   If Obama's tax scheme is enacted, which is doubtful, American global companies will not only be forced to pay income taxes overseas, they would then have to pay income taxes in the United States on the same revenues, which will just mean less money to invest in new technology or more employees, whether in the United States or overseas.   This is about as dumb as it gets.  It certainly will not bring jobs back to the US, in any case.  Obama's tax scheme is a job killer.  This policy could even cause a trade war. 

Socialists do not understand global business, or for that matter running any business.   When individuals or corporations pay higher taxes, they have less money to spend on goods, services, or new employees.  Taking money out of the private sector to fund bigger, bloated, corrupt government just depresses economic growth and real job creation.  Obama has already borrowed and spent about four trillion dollars trying to stimulate economic growth and job creation; yet we still have high unemployment and more people on the dole than at any time in our history.   Obviously, Obama's Socialist Schemes have failed.  

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.   We need real tax reform; not phony tax cuts that are really a tax increase.   To make that happen, we must elect 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 the family as 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 county. 

In the mean time, when ever you hear Socialists talk about cutting taxes, hold on to your wallet.   It will not happen as long as Obama is President, which is one more reason we must make Obama a one term President.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  We need real tax reform; not phony baloney. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 Elections - All About The Numbers

Cards talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialists and the left wing, lame stream media do lie all the time.  If gasoline prices are above $4 a gallon on election day,  Socialist President Obama will be a one term President.  This particular indicator impacts nearly all Americans as we go to the gas station every week to fill up.  Though there are many other reasons not to vote for Obama, this single cost of living indicator will be a reminder that Obama's Energy Policy, or the lack thereof, has failed.   Gas was about $1.76 a gallon when Bush left office and Obama took over.   Bush had opened up coastal waters off the East and West coast to more drilling, which drove the price of oil down to $33 a barrel.  Obama rescinded Bush's Executive Order and now oil is selling for $105 a gallon.  Go figure.  These are facts not left wing Socialist or media fiction. 

But why would anyone be surprised.  During the upcoming Presidential campaign we will see many commercials with Obama saying, in his own words, that his Energy Policy would intentionally and dramatically raise the price of all energy.   Obama is just keeping his promise.   The only problem is that more money spent on energy is less money spent on other consumer purchases and discretionary spending needed to grow our economy.   And, any money the typical American is getting in the Payroll Tax cut, averaging about $1,000 in 2012, is more than offset by higher fuel prices so no net gain at all for the economy.  This money is going to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East that supply our oil.  It is what it is. 

Energy independence is about National Security.   We need a 50 year Energy Plan that includes more oil drilling in the US, production of more natural gas and gas and oil shale, clean coal and nuclear energy.  In the mean time, we need to invest more money in research to make renewables like Solar, Wind, Geo Thermal and Bio Fuels economically feasible.   Actually investing taxpayer monies in the these technologies today, like the Solyndra fiasco and others, are a waste of money because the technology is not sufficiently developed to produce a meaningful amount of energy at a price that makes any sense.   

Numbers will matter in the election in 2012.  In addition to the price of gas, real unemployment is above 17% when all are counted, the unemployed, the under employed working part time that want full time work and those that have just given up looking for work altogether.  Government numbers showing unemployment coming down a bit to 8.3% are phony and do not reflect reality.   Numbers are coming down because more people are just dropping off the rolls.   And, as people run out of unemployment insurance many are going on phony Disability, which is money coming out of Social Security, already facing bankruptcy.   There are 67 million Americans receiving some kind of government check and support, a record number since Obama was elected President.  Of this number, 46 million Americans are on Food Stamps, a rise from 26 million just three years ago. 

Yes, the election in 2012 will be about numbers.   Let's not forget that our National Debt under Obama in his first term alone will grow by $5 Trillion to about $16.2 Trillion with no end in sight.  And, that Obama's budget and ObamaCare, if allowed to go forward, would add another $11 Trillion to our National Debt on the road to bankruptcy.  Of course, Socialists and the left wing, lame stream media will lie to reelect Obama and other Socialists in government.   We need to make sure that the real numbers get to the voters so that when they go to the Polls they understand that Obama's policies have failed miserably to restore economic growth or create jobs.   All Obama has done during his first term in office is push our nation that much closer to bankruptcy in his attempt to "transform" our country into a European style Socialist nation.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office.   When we ask our friends, relatives and neighbors to vote for Conservative to restore economic growth, create jobs and prevent the bankruptcy of our nation, tell them the numbers that matter.  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 can do it.   We will do it, armed with the numbers that demonstrate that President Obama and his Socialist pals in government are a clear and present danger to our nation and our freedom.    

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Republican Presidential Nomination - A Brokered Convention

The odds are pretty good that no candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination will have the delegate votes needed to gain the nomination on the first vote at the Convention in Tampa.   The lame stream left wing media and their Socialists allies in government are trying to make this sound like the end of the road for Republican Party.  Nonsense!!  It is true that if Governor Mitt Romney does not win his original home state of Michigan, which may occur, that Romney will go into Super Tuesday in March weakened.  But that does not necessarily mean that Romney will not go to the convention with the most delegate votes; perhaps just not enough to win on a first ballot.  Or, that either former Senator Rick Santorum, or Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is in the same circumstance when the dust settles. 

It is very unlikely this late in the game that some other White (or any other color) Knight will appear at a Brokered Convention to win the nomination.   That is not going to happen.  The two highest voters getters are not about to let that happen.  Instead, what is likely to happen is that the two highest vote getters will come together to form the ticket; provided either Romney or Santorum are so positioned.  Which ever one of them gets the most votes will be the Presidential nominee with the other taking the VP spot to get to the 1107 Delegates needed to win the nomination.  

However, though politics does make for strange bedfellows, this Blogger does not believe, under any circumstances that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will ever be on a ticket together.   The animosity between them is just too great.  Nor, if Mitt Romney wins the Presidency is he likely to ask Gingrich to serve in his cabinet because it appears that the genuinely dislike each other.   Sadly, the race between these two men has turned into a blood feud so reconciliation down the road, though possible, seems unlikely. 

All should remember,  John Kennedy chose Lyndon Johnson as his running mate, though there was no love lost between them, to unify the party and balance the ticket.   Ronald Reagan chose George HW Bush, who had accused Reagan of preaching "Voodoo Economics", as his running mate to unify the party.   And so too will the top two vote getters now, provided they are Romney and Santorum, come together to win the nomination and unify the party.  

Actually, if we can't have Marco Rubio on the ticket as VP, a Romney/Santorum or Santorum/Romney ticket could work pretty well.  One way or another, we need a solid, Conservative, blue collar Catholic, or Evangelical on the Republican ticket from a swing state to beat Obama.   While Romney can argue his business experience to create jobs, Santorum would confort Social Conservatives and work just fine to balance the ticket. 

Plus, Santorum,with his blue collar roots, would play in crucial Ohio, other Mid Western states and the South. Pennsylvania could be in play in 2012 and though Santorum lost his last election there, he also won many elections in Pennsylvania.  And, Pennsylvania just elected Conservative Republicans as Governor and Senator in 2010.  So timing is everything.   Remember, Nixon lost the Presidency and the race for Governor of California before becoming President in 1968.  Lincoln lost his Senate race in 1858 before winning the Presidency in 1860.  Losing a prior election is no indicator related to winning a future election so we should not hold one loss against Santorum.  In addition Romney,  lost is bid to become a Senator from Massachusetts to Ted Kennedy and then was later elected Governor.   All of this just shows tenacity. 

The good news is that along with this ticket comes Romney's organization and big money establishment donors, which will be absolutely critical to beating Obama.   So while some Republicans are feeling doom and gloom at this point because of the tough primary season, this Blogger sees the forest for the trees.  The dust will settle and we will have a competitive ticket.  Most important, if the price of gasoline is above $4 a gallon on election day, the campaign will turn to Obama's failed Energy policy and Obama will be a one term President.

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.  Fret not.  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 will elect Conservatives to take back the entire Congress and the Presidency to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation and restore economic growth and job creation again in our country.  Just get your hip boots ready because we will have to put them on to drain the swamp in Washington DC.  If we work hard, it will be morning in America again when a Republican President takes office in January, 2013. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Next Bank Crisis - Coming Soon

While it is true that US banks technically have little direct exposure to the financial mess in Europe, major US banks do have indirect exposure, which is the reason rating agencies announced recently that they are going to downgrade about 100 banks around the world, including many major institutions in the US.   Greece is going to default on its debt.  It is only a matter of time because the Germans will not continue to underwrite Greek social spending and entitlements.  And, with the riots on the streets in Greece, there is only so far Greek politicians can go related to implementing more austerity programs before it results in civil war.   As a result, Greece ultimately may remain in the Euro Zone; but with default looming, they will be forced to go back to their own currency, the drachma, giving up the EURO. 

Spain, Italy and Portugal, in particular, are also facing bankruptcy with National Debt above 125% of GDP, unsustainable entitlement programs, high taxes and stifling regulations that prevent economic growth.  Ireland is a little better off; but not much, since their bail out of $113 Billion is a debt load that 1.5 million working people in Ireland will have a hard time absorbing.  Times in Ireland are tough to say the least as they too have high taxes while at the same time property values have decreased by 40% or more. In order words, these countries cannot grow their way out of this mess.  

At some point, it is likely that all these countries may remain in the Euro Zone; but be forced to abandon the EURO.  There may be other countries, as well, currently part of the European Union that will have to go down this same road.  The European Union, as originally conceived with a common currency, for various countries borrowing to support their social welfare systems, has failed. 

There will ultimately be massive default on National Debt, which will be a killer for European Banks that hold these government bonds.   And, while generally US banks are not directly exposed to these losses, they are indirectly exposed because US banks have been buying and selling Credit Default Swaps (CDS) essentially insurance on the bonds held by European Banks.   If and when various countries in Europe default on their National Debt, which is inevitable, European banks will take a big hit. 

They will not have the money to cover these CDS insurance policies, which means they will default on monies owed to US banks.  CDS are held off the balance sheets of US banks so no one really knows how much exposure there is; but estimates for six major US banks related to Italy alone are as high as $200 Billion.  This exposure to European Debt losses is a time bomb waiting to explode on the American economy.

The only question is if the scenario described happens and we have a Banking Crisis, Part II, what will the US Federal Reserve and government do this time around.   It is probable that another massive US bank bail out will be necessary, whether politically feasible, or not.   This means that once again the American tax payer will be on the hook for these risky investments; but in this case to prop up European countries and banks.  

We are seeing the result of 100 years of Socialist Creep, around the world, as various countries, including the US, have borrowed trillions of dollars, Euro's, Yen etc to fund their entitlement programs and social welfare system as though the day of reckoning will never come.    The day of reckoning for Europe and by extension for the US is here.  However, our country is not far behind Greece as Socialist President Obama has proposed a budget that will add $11 Trillion to our current $16.2 Trillion in the next ten years.  Of course, the markets will never allow it because the US financial system will collapse long before.  

We are already paying $600 million a year in interest on our National Debt and that is with interest rates near zero.  When interest rates go up in the next few years, which absolutely will happen to attract investors,  we will see a  third of all tax revenues collected going to simply pay the interest on the debt.  This will require huge cuts to Defense and all major government programs, including Social Security and Medicare and for all not just the "rich".  

President Obama and his Socialist Pals in Congress, that have not enacted a budget in three years, are reckless and irresponsible as they continue to spend more than a Trillion dollars, every year since Obama was elected, that we simply don't have and with no end in sight.   These characters are bankrupting our country to buy elections and stay in power so that they can continue feeding at the trough.  Socialists understand these numbers requiring just 5th grade math to comprehend.   It is as though they intentionally want to cause the economic collapse of the United States to create a Socialist nation with a big government, command and control economy.  Obama is out to destroy free market capitalism in the name of "social justice".  

The only problem is that Socialism has never worked to create prosperity any place, any time it has been tried in the world.  Socialism has only led to misery, poverty, a lower standard of living for all, loss of freedom and even murder.   We are not going to let this happen.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  Just look to Europe to see the end of our story if we don't act to make Obama, a clear and present danger to our nation and our freedom, a one term President.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  We can do it.  We must do it to save our nation.   

Whitney Houston - Death Of A Diva

All Americans should be saddened by the death of Whitney Houston, who was a gifted, talented, beautiful woman.  This Blogger, who loves and appreciates music of all kinds, believes that life is no accident and that God creates these special one of kind talents as a gift to all of us.   There is a passage in the Bible that says God knew you before you were you; that means before conception.   Whitney Houston was a one of a kind talent, created by God, with a a special voice that only comes along once in a generation.   She was not only a daughter of New Jersey, as proclaimed by Governor Chris Christie, Whitney Houston was a daughter of our country and is therefore a loss to our entire nation and the world.  Whitney Houston is with God that she loved and God that created her; but it is a real loss for all of us that loved her music. 

While we should be saddened by Whitney Houston's death at just 48 years old,  we should also be very angry because it was drug abuse that caused this premature death.  Every time a high profile personality is lost to drug abuse, we need to remember that thousands of families every year lose loved ones to drug abuse.  Those of us that revere life from conception to death should do everything we can to prevent these needless deaths.   Ironically, many Hollywood types regularly use legal and illegal drugs to get high and have a good time.   Apparently, it isn't enough that they are rich and famous, which should give them happiness.  These personalities, who often think they are smarter than the rest of us, are always searching for more.  Singer Tony Bennett's crazy reaction to Whitney Houston's death was that illegal drugs should be legalized.  Many left wing liberals and even Conservative Ron Paul favor legalization of drugs.  What are they thinking?

Those that encourage their family members, friends or loved ones to use drugs, as was the case with Whitney Houston, as well as, the drug pushers that sell illegal drugs are guilty of murder when someone dies of drug abuse and should be arrested and tried as complicit in a wrongful death.   Doctors that continue to prescribe legal drugs, that are addictive, when they know the person is addicted to drugs should lose their licences and go to jail when a death occurs from an overdose.   Deaths that are the result of drug abuse don't have to happen.   They occur because legal and illegal drugs are readily available to people with money and/or criminals who steal to pay for their drugs and because their families don't do enough to intervene when they see a loved one slipping away.  

The cost to our nation related to drug abuse and illegal drugs is huge.  Aside from the deaths that occur every year as result of drug overdose, our inner cities are a war zone where murders are common.  Our courts and jails are full of people convicted of selling drugs.  Our inner city hospitals continue to treat people, often at taxpayer expense, for both drug overdose and drug related crimes.   Drug addiction causes family dysfunction, which directly impacts generations of children that are often living in poverty on Welfare and Food Stamps.  The trickle down impact of illegal drugs and drug addiction in our country touches all of us in one way or another.  Yet many in our society, including our elected representatives, look the other way and do nothing to solve this problem.

It has to stop.  We must secure our border to stop the illegal drugs that are entering our country.  We have to help Mexico destroy the drug cartels there that are killing both Mexicans and our people.  The illegal drugs entering our country are killing Americans, devastating our inner cities and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars each year.  There must be far more control of legal addictive drugs.  Doctors that regularly prescribe legal drugs must come under more scrutiny and face jail time.   We see the impact when a high profile personality dies of drug abuse; but thousands of people are dying every year of drug related causes.  It has to stop.      

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Causes Of Income Inequality In America

In their Class Warfare argument, or really the politics of envy, Socialists like President Obama always speak of growing income inequality in America.   The fact is there has always been and there will always be income inequality in America and every country in the world.   It really relates to the Have's and the Have Not's; but this Blogger is not referring to money; though money is usually the by-product.  Income equality occurs because some people are smart, well educated and willing to work harder than others, while other people are less intelligent, poorly educated and unwilling to work hard.   It is what it is.  To assume that all people have the same intelligence, or capabilities is ridiculous.   And, this has nothing to do with race or ethnic background.  Smart people, willing to work hard, exist in all races and ethic backgrounds. 

However, the income inequality divide in the US is widening because our public schools are failing in the inner cities of our country.   And, it is not for lack of money, as always said by Socialists, because the US spends more money on public education that any other country in the world.  Instead, there has been a direct correlation between the growth of teacher unions in the last 40 years and the decline of public education.   As a result, it is almost impossible to fire an incompetent teacher.   Teacher unions oppose merit pay to reward outstanding teachers.   And, of course, teacher union oppose School Vouchers to allow the poor to escape failing inner city public schools.   So there are smart kids stuck in public schools with little to offer them.   Many will rise above it; but the odds are not as good had those kids gone to better schools. 

But there are also other factors contributing to income inequality.   7 out of 10 Black babies are born out of wedlock.  4 out of 10 White babies are born out of Wedlock.   Children are being raised by single Mom's often poor and uneducated.  It is hard enough to raise children in a healthy, loving, intact, two parent family; let alone in a family where the dad is missing in action and providing no family support.   Many of these single parent families are on Welfare and Food Stamps, which often creates a vicious cycle of poverty that is never ending.   This is our under class.

Socialists, in power, thrive on government dependence so they have no real incentive to break this cycle.  In fact, since Obama was elected, the number of people on Food Stamps have grown from 26 million to 46 million.  67 million Americans now get some kind of federal government support, a record number.   Obama is hoping that these people, on the dole, will be his ticket to reelection as he promises them even more entitlements.   Socialists do everything they can to have government replace the traditional family because it is their ticket to power.  This is part of the culture war going on in our country, which includes the left wing attack on the traditional family and religious, moral values that conflict with secular values. 

Illegal Aliens are sapping city, county, state and federal government resources.   Billions of dollars are being spent to educate and provide medical and criminal justice services to people who are not citizens of the United States.  It is a fallacy to say that somehow Illegal Aliens pay for these services.  That is just not true because they don't earn enough to pay income taxes.   Illegal Aliens are in the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all.  Presumably, Illegal Aliens are included in the working poor.  

Drug and other substance addiction is destroying our inner cities.  Aside from the crime that makes living in American inner cities a war zone,  substance abuse is another cause of income inequality.  Obviously, those addicted to drugs generally are not the most productive people in our country.   We have to secure our border both to stop the Illegal Alien in flow; but also to stop the drugs from coming into our country that are destroying our inner cities and contributing to income inequality.   

These are the real causes of income inequality in America.  This is another reason we must sweep Socialists, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.  Socialists will do nothing to address the issues that create income inequality because it is the basis for their election and remaining in power.  Socialist continue feeding at the trough, often becoming millionaires, from years in public office.   Why on earth would they want these societal problems to go away when creating more of their PEEP's, dependent on government, is the basis for Socialists staying in power to continue feeding at the trough.  

We have got to push back 100 years of Socialist Creep to deal with income inequality in America.  If we fail, the gap will get even greater.   In doing so, we must deal with failing public schools, support for traditional families and securing our border to stop the flow of Illegal Aliens and drugs into our country.   We have to elect Conservatives committed to helping the poor help themselves.  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, whenever you hear Socialists speak of income inequality, just know that their misguided policies during the last 100 years are the root cause.   Despite spending trillions of dollars, particularly since 1965, to eliminate poverty in America, the poverty rate has not declined.  So why continue doing same old, same old Socialist Schemes that do not work.   It is time for real change, based on free market principles, not more of the same failed Socialist programs that just throw our money at the problem.   

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chile - Free Market Capitalism Works

This Blogger is completing my four week trip to South America.   In doing so, I have traveled to Socialist Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  We finally ended our trip in Free Market Capitalist Chile.  There are some interesting comparisons that are relevant to what is happening in the United States as Socialist President Obama attempts to transform our country into a European style Socialist nation.  

Brazil has millions of people living in flavelas (slums).  Security is an issue in Brazil as the "rich" have turned their homes into fortresses with armed guards.   The "rich" also often drive around in bullet proof cars.  Uruguay is a very poor country as their young educated people must leave the country for opportunities.   Argentina is better off, however, they have had to devalue their Peso from 1 to a dollar to 4 to a dollar.   The result is that the rich are doing everything they can to get their money and assets out of the country.

Socialist Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina have various things in common.  All have very high taxes and bureaucratic regulations.  All have a great divide between the rich and the poor.   All of these governments use regulations to control all aspects of daily life.  

Chile is very different and appears to be much more prosperous.  Though Chile went through many years of left and right wing dictators, just like other South American countries, Chile is a solid democracy today run by a center right President who supports free market capitalism.  However, even when Chile was run by Social Democrats, they were not radical like President Obama and many of the Socialists and Communists that run other South American countries. 

Chile's taxes are relatively low and regulations are reasonable and not terribly bureaucratic.   Chile privatized their Social Security system years ago, which now operates more like the US 401K system.   Chileans own and control their Social Security contributions and can choose to put their monies in various investments.  Santiago, the capital city of Chile, is beautiful, safe, clean and seems to work, unlike Brazil's major cities that suffer from traffic gridlock and major security issues.   There does not seem to be much poverty in Chile; though there are some poor areas on the outskirts of the capital city; but nothing like what I saw in Brazil or Uruguay.  That might be because Chile is a full employment economy with very low unemployment.

As this Blogger has said many times, Socialism anywhere in the world it has been practiced creates poverty, misery, loss of freedom and in some cases results in murder.   The differences between Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile seem to once again make the case.   Yet, Socialist President Obama wants to make the United States a Socialist country. 

When this Blogger travels it becomes so clear to me that we must take back our country by sweeping Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of our country.   President Obama continues to promise his PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, big unions, trial lawyers, radical environmentalists and crony Capitalists, all feeding at the trough, something for nothing.  

In various Socialist countries in South America I have been told about "free services" and entitlements paid for with higher taxes and more regulations.   These Socialist countries have a lower standard of living than countries that practice free market capitalism.  It is what it is and it is obvious. 

We have to take back country in 2012 and 2014 by electing Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, term limits, lower taxes and less regulations, 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 the family that is the foundation of our nation.   This is the platform needed to restore economic growth and job creation again in America. 

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.  Look to Chile for an example.   This used to be a poor country.   Once they adopted free market capitalism as their working system, they achieved prosperity.   We can remain a prosperous country by adhering to free market principles, or we can continue on the road to bankruptcy and become Greece with riots on streets.   A vote for Obama is a vote for the bankruptcy of the United States, economic collapse, chaos in our nation and the loss of our national sovereignty.  It really is that simple. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Congress - Here They Go Again

In order to extend the 2% Payroll Tax cut for the remaining 10 months of the year, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has suggested since the Socialists will never agree to cut anything to pay for it, that they just do it without any way of funding it.  You may recall that the Republicans got snookered into approving a new tax on mortgages that will amount to $34 Billion over ten years to pay for just the first two months of the the Payroll Tax Cut in 2012.   This was one of the dumbest deals every to come out of Congress and that is saying a lot since so much that comes out of Congress is really dumb.   And, it looks like Republicans in Congress are going to be duped once again. 

We are fast approaching $16.2 Trillion dollars in National Debt with no end in sight.  The interest on our current National Debt, at very low interest rates today, is already $600 million a year.   When interest rates go up the cost of Obama's deficitd spending will skyrocket consuming more and more of our country's resources.  This is insane.  Our nation's credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in modern US history, as a result of Obama's annual trillion dollar plus budget deficits since taking office.  

So what is another $150 Billion for the Payroll Tax Cut for the rest of the year.   In Washington parlance, this is chump change.   So what that our illustrious elected representatives are stealing another $150 Billion from the Social Security Trust Fund when 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day and Social Security is already facing bankruptcy.   Republicans and Socialists have been stealing our Social Security contributions since 1965 to win elections.   This is nothing new. 

The reality is that the Republicans are tired of getting beat up by Socialists always out to buy votes by taking care of their PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, big unions, illegal aliens, trial lawyers, radical environmentalists and crony Capitalists all feeding at the trough.  And, this is an election year.   All politicians need to buy votes.

In this case, the average American family will get an additional $1,000 in take home pay for the rest of the year and we will add another $150 Billion to the National Debt; but who is counting.   The typical family will need this extra money because as a result of Obama's failed energy policy, analysts are now telling us that gasoline will be more than $4 a gallon in a few months.   Some are saying the price of gas may go up to $5 a gallon.  So why not just pay this money to Saudi Arabia to subsidize the price of gas.   The US will need to borrow this $150 Billion more from the Chinese to extend the Payroll Tax Cut and it will ultimately go to the Saudis and other countries in the Middle East that supply oil to our country.   Go figure.  

Tea Party Republicans and anyone with a brain in Congress needs to stand up and say NO to this Payroll Tax Cut unless they find the money to pay for it.  This Blogger continues to suggest cutting 500,000 federal civilian employees, out of the current 2.65 million, over the next five years, using normal attrition, not lay-off's as a painless way to make this happen.   Believe me, we won't miss any of them.  We won't even know that these federal employees are gone.  

While I don't expect big government Socialists to propose anything like this because many of the federal employees whose jobs should be eliminated belong to public employee unions, the real question is why are we not hearing this idea coming from Republicans.   It is just common sense given current levels of deficit spending and our growing National Debt. 

Instead,  this Blogger recently received an e-mail from my Congressman Republican Mark Amodei, who I worked to elect, justifying federal employee benefits that are significantly higher than what is typical in the private sector.  Congressman Amodei has just been there a few months; yet he has apparently already drunk the Cool Aide.   What is Amodei thinking?   Something obviously happens when our elected representatives, even supposed Conservatives get to Washington.  Maybe there is something in the water that turns them into Socialist Light legislators. 

We really do need to put on our hip boots to drain the swamp in Washington DC.  In doing so, we must sweep Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama and RINO's that have lost their way, out of office 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. 

In the mean time, watch what happens in Washington in the next few weeks related to the Payroll Tax Cut.   Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Socialist Senate Majority Leader and Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner are going to cut a deal that will add another $150 Billion or more to our National Debt.   When we experience financial collapse, Socialist President Obama and all these characters should be arrested, tried and sent to jail for bankrupting our country.  Do they deserve any better treatment than Bernie Madhoff that perpetrated a $2 Billion scam, when the President and Members of Congress have implemented a multi-trillion scam in the last three years?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Obama Cuts Washington DC School Voucher Program

Taking orders from the teachers union, Socialist President Obama has cut the $60 million in his proposed budget for 2013 that is needed to pay for the School Vouchers provided to 700 poor Black kids in Washington DC so that they can attend private schools.   This program has bi-partisan support in Congress because despite spending huge amounts of money on Washington DC public schools, they are among the worst in the country.

So while President and Mrs. Obama send their children to the best and most expensive private school in Washington DC, along with other Socialists and Republicans in government,  Obama takes his marching orders from the teachers union.  As a result, Obama wants to keep these poor Black kids on the plantation in failing public schools to allow the union to keep feeding at the trough.  It is disgraceful and down right shameful; but it shows that Socialists don't really care about helping the poor. 

In the mean time, Obama put more than $30 Billion in his proposed 2013 budget to pay for more public school teachers.   Let's get this straight.   $30 Billion for more public school teachers, while cutting $60 million to pay for private schools for 700 poor Black children in Washington DC.   The reality is that all children, in failing public schools, should be given School Vouchers to allow them to escape these lousy schools, just like the Members of Congress and the President that have the money to send their kids to private schools. 

That will never happen as long as Socialists are in office because teacher unions contribute more to Socialist campaigns than any other group in America.   In fact, usually more than half the participants at the typical Socialist Presidential Convention are members of teacher unions.   Public School Teachers are the foot soldiers in the field of the Socialist Party.  And, public schools are in business to teach Socialist propaganda and left wing ideology.  Public education that used to serve as the melting pot of America is now used to indoctrinate rather than educate.  Aside from teachers and their unions feeding at the trough,  Socialists do not want the majority of American children in private schools, and particularly Christian private schools, because private schools do not tow the left wing Socialist party line.  

This is all part of the culture war going on in our country.  These poor Black kids in Washington DC and all over the country, that will be denied their School Vouchers by Obama, are just pawns in the power game.  Obama could care less about these kids.  Obama needs teacher union support and money to win reelection.  Cutting this Voucher Program is necessary for Obama to solidify his base.   These poor Black kids just don't matter to Obama in the broader scheme of things. 

We have got to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, that foster dependency among the poor to stay in power, out of office.  Public Schools are the new plantation and slavery.  Requiring these poor children to stay in failing public schools because their parent's don't have the money to send them to better private schools is really about the teacher unions feeding at the trough. It is just plain sad and criminal.  

We have to make Obama a one term President and sweep other Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014 by electing Conservatives with free market ideas to address the issues we face in America, including failing public schools.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the the sake of our children and grandchildren and to raise up the poor in our country.  Socialism has failed anywhere and everywhere it has been tried in the world.  Socialism has only led to poverty, misery, loss of freedom and sometimes even murder.   It is time for change.   We must sweep back 100 years of Socialist Creep for the benefit of all Americans. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Opposition To Obama - Must Be Racism

Many who support Socialist President Obama actually believe that vehement Conservative opposition to President Obama and his reelection is the result of racism.  What a bunch of baloney!!  Matter of fact, this Blogger, as former student and teacher of American history and government, has said in many postings that the things I like most about President Obama is that he is of mixed racial heritage; though not stemming from slavery in the US and that he appears to be a great father and husband.  

It is not lost on this Blogger that Obama is the first half Black President in American history; however, in the next 50 years, we are likely to see other Presidents who are of various races, Hispanic, Catholic etc.  This is the result of the melting pot that is America and in the future it will be no big deal. 

In fact, the notion that the President of the United States must always come from an Establishment, Blue Blood, White Protestant family, whether Socialist or Conservative,  is long dead and that is a good thing.   Heck, if Rick Santorum gets the Republican nomination for the Presidency, we may even see our first Italian American Catholic President.  As an Italian, I would like that a lot as a tribute to my Italian immigrant grandparents and mother.   Believe it or not,  most Italians have nothing to do with the Mafia. 

There is no doubt that Obama is book smart and that he can give a great scripted speech with a TelePrompTer.  Obama is very personable and likable.  The problem with Obama is that he has no real world experience.  Furthermore, even his experience in government was minimal when he assumed the Presidency and as such, he does not have the experience to be President of the United States and it shows in his misguided actions and policies.  Would you go to a brain surgeon for brain surgery that has never actually done brain surgery on anyone.  I don't think so.  Those of us who oppose Obama are not Obama Haters, as was the case with the Bush Haters. 

We oppose Obama because he is wants to transform our country into a European Style, big government, tax and deficit spend Socialist country, based on the redistribution of our income in the name of "social justice", not because he is Black.   And, because based on world history, we know that Obama's Socialist Schemes, will not lead to greater prosperity for all.  I wonder did the Bush Haters oppose George W Bush because he was White, or because he was a Conservative.   I assume that race had nothing to do with it just the same as is the case with Obama. 

To be clear, Conservatives support Free Market Capitalism, as the best way to restore economic growth and job creation again in America, not Obama's trickle down big government that has failed to create jobs, or revive our economy.  We support lower taxes and less regulations, 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, right to work laws, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our nation.  These are the things needed to restore economic growth and job creation again in America. 

We know that President Obama and his Socialist pals, at all levels of government, do not support these ideals and in fact work to oppose them.  And as such, we are committed to removing Socialists from office and pushing back 100 years of Socialist Creep that is bankrupting our country.  It really is that simple.  Racism has nothing to do with our opposition to Obama, or any other Socialist in government.  In fact, that kind of thinking is really racist. 

There are 67 million Americans, on the dole, receiving a federal government check of one sort or another and we are all poorer for it, even those receiving the checks.  Inner city children are stuck in failing public schools because Socialists refuse to allow School Choice Vouchers, opposed by teacher unions, feeding at the trough.  Socialist President Obama will add $5 Trillion to the $16 Trillion National Debt during his first term in office, the highest amount in American history, with no end in sight. 

25 million Americans are either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether, which is the result of Obama's failed policies.  We actually have 6 million fewer people working today than when Obama took office.  Foreclosures since Obama was elected are at an all time high.   Obama's Gestapo agencies, the EPA and the NLRB are busy killing jobs by Obama's Executive Orders. often ignoring the Constitution.   Obama is at war with those of us who cling to our religion, guns and social values. 

These are all the reasons Conservatives are working diligently to make Obama a one term President and also sweep his Socialist pals in government out of office in 2012 and 2014.  There is a huge divide in our country that has nothing to do with racism.  It has just come to a boil with Obama in office because he is so radical.   Conservatives support Free Market Capitalism and limited, smaller government in accordance with our Constitution, as conceived by our Founding Fathers, not President Obama, or other Socialists in government that ignore the Constitution.  

Socialists, including President Obama, believe the Constitution is irrelevant as they push for a bigger, more intrusive federal government.  Conservatives are fighting to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life and to prevent the financial collapse of our nation for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   Socialists seemingly want to see the financial collapse of our country to "transform" our nation into a Socialist country.   We are not going to let that happen. 

Obama supporters who believe opposition to Obama is all about racism just do not understand the social, cultural and economic divide in our nation.  It is the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in our country saying NO MORE to Obama's PEEP's, the 50% that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, radical environmentalists, trial lawyers, big unions and crony Capitalists, all feeding at the trough at our expense. 

We have just had it as we strive to push back 100 years of Socialist Creep.   Contrary to Socialist thinking, we are not talking about throwing Granny off a cliff, or denying food to supposedly starving children that do not exist in the United States.   Nor are Conservatives for dirty air and water as asserted ridiculously by Obama; but rather we support common sense energy independence for the United States.  Most important, we are talking about Constitutional limited government, personal responsibility, moral values and proper fiscal management to prevent the bankruptcy of our country.  Anyone who believes this fight is about racism is suffering from delusions of racism and is simply hard of thinking.   

Friday, February 10, 2012

Obama - Getting Something For Nothing

Socialist President Obama is either clueless about the workings of the real world, or the biggest liar ever to serve as President.   Facing a fire storm for requiring the Catholic Church to provide contraception coverage to their employees, when it is a violation of Catholic beliefs, Obama quickly announced instead that the Church would not have to pay for this benefit.   Instead, Obama stated that insurance companies will simply provide contraception coverage for free at no cost to the insured.   The only problem is that Obama has not gotten insurance companies to agree to this benefit for free.  Mr. President,  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GETTING SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.    

ObamaCare Mandates have resulted in higher insurance premiums for all.   As a company owner paying 70% of our employee's medical insurance premiums, we have already seen the increases in 2012 with more to come in future years.   Again, there is no such thing as "free".   Any kind of insurance is based on a risk assessment and the probability of utilization.  Insurance companies can provide any level of benefit requested by simply raising the premium.  

If President Obama had ever worked in a senior management position in any business, dealing with these decisions, he would know how this works; but the Community Organizer and Chief just does not have the real world experience to understand any of these facts.  Since Obama has no practical business experience,  the President has no way of knowing all of this, or if he does know it, then he is simply lying to the American people.

Further, state and federal government just got 5 major banks to agree to a $25  Billion settlement to deal with purported wrong doing in the foreclosure mess.   These monies will be used to pay some small number of former homeowners for their losses, or perhaps to help them refinance their mortgages.   OK, fine; though it will do little to deal with the housing crisis, or alleviate foreclosures, the banks will simply raise fees to cover this settlement.   We will all end up paying for this loss to the banks.  Again, Mr. President,  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GETTING SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.   In the end, somebody always pays. 

When the dust settles if something is free to one American, it means that other Americans must pay for it one way or another.   The 67 million Americans that receive a federal government check of one sort or another are not receiving free money.   Those on the dole are either receiving tax payer hard earned dollars, or they are getting borrowed money as Obama continues to borrow 40 cents for every dollar the federal government spends on the road to national bankruptcy. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these clueless Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, that are bankrupting our country, out of office.   These characters are either clueless, or just plain liars.   Remember, Socialists will lie, cheat or steal to stay if office to continue feeding at the trough.  It is what it is. 

This recent Obama fiasco, related to the Catholic Church, is just another example of Obama's inexperience, incompetence and lack of respect for the US Constitution and religion in general.   This is the President that said with contempt that bitter people in the Midwest cling to their religion and guns.  Obama's attempt to require the Catholic Church to violate their religious beliefs is a violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution protecting freedom of religion.  Enough is enough.  We don't need Big Brother Obama intruding into every aspect of our personal lives. 

Obama won election in 2008 with 54% of the Catholic vote.   Obama cannot win in the Midwest without the Catholic vote.   So now Obama is looking for a way out and that way out is for all of us to pay for ObamaCare Mandates.   It has to stop.   We have to make Obama a one term President and repeal ObamaCare.   Obama is a clear and present danger to our nation, our freedom and way of life.

Obama has to go in 2012 along with his Socialist pals at all levels of government.   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 meantime, send President Obama an e-mail, or letter telling him that there is no such thing as GETTING SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.   Somebody always pays for things that are "free".  It is just a question of who gets the bill. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chrysler's Ad - Halftime In America

During the Super Bowl, Chrysler Corporation ran an ad, narrated by Clint Eastwood, entitled Halftime in America.   Many believe this commercial, which talked about a resurgent Detroit, was really an reelection commercial for Socialist President Obama, who implemented the bail out of both Chrysler and General Motors, at a cost of billions of dollars to the American taxpayer.

It is true that Obama took care of his PEEP's, the United Auto Workers Union, as Obama literally stole GM and Chrysler from their bond holders, the legitimate owners, and gave these companies to the Auto Union and in the case of Chrysler to Italian auto maker, FIAT.   American taxpayers lost billions of dollars in the Chrysler deal that we will never see again to benefit FIAT and the Auto Union.   FIAT stands for Fabrica Italiana A Torino, which translates to the Italian Factory in Turin, Italy.   Ironically, FIAT has threatened the Italian government, with ceasing auto manufacturing in Italy, their headquarters, as a result of Italian high taxes, regulations and union work rules.  

In the case of GM, which is now "profitable" because of the government bail out, GM still owes the American taxpayer $24 billion that we will probably never see again because GM stock would have to go to $53 a share, for us to get our money back; shares are currently at $26 a share.   The American taxpayer still owns 32% of GM so it really is Government Motors.  Obama's bail out of GM and Chrysler at taxpayer expense, using  borrowed money, which has contributed to the National Debt, was nothing more than a pay off to the Auto Union, also a big GM shareholder, at our expense.   This is Obama-Style Communism not Free Market Capitalism. 

The fact is that both GM and Chrysler should simply have been allowed to go bankrupt, which happened anyway, without any government intervention, to undergo reorganization.   Chrysler, a weak company for years, may have gone away; but that would have been all right because there is too much capacity in the auto industry.   It would have made Ford and GM stronger global companies in the end.  There was absolutely no need for government involvement; except for Obama's pay-off to the Auto Union.

Chrysler's ad in asserting that Detroit is back is really a joke.   Detroit has been a slum for years, full of crack houses and abandoned homes run by corrupt Socialists, feeding at the trough, that have bankrupted the city.   There is no economic resurgence in Detroit, a city that remains in fiscal disarray, with a $200 million budget deficit.   Things are so bad in Detroit that the state of Michigan will soon have to take over the city through some sort of receivership process.  

This Blogger previously proposed in a posting that the slums of Detroit be leveled and returned to an agriculture as an apple orchard and tourist attraction, kind of like Napa Valley in California.   And further, Detroit like other areas in the Mid West, sits on natural gas shale deposits that should be exploited to create jobs in Detroit and contribute to our nation's energy independence.   Of course, none of this will happen as long as Socialists are in control, feeding at the trough. 

Clint Eastwood was right in this Chrysler commercial.  It is Halftime In America.   Currently, 67 million Americans, a record number, get some kind of check from the federal government, as entitlements continue to grow under Socialist President Obama on the road to our nation's bankruptcy.   In fact, many who do not work, on average get a total of $32,000 in federal government benefits; so why work.  As a result, we are facing the bankruptcy of the United States.  

If Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are reelected in 2012 and 2014, ultimately, we will lose our freedom and our national sovereignty.   If we don't prevent the bankruptcy of the United States, we will cease to be a free country, as our creditors eventually, either directly or indirectly, will take control of our country.  We can't let that happen. 

In the process, if we don't act to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office, we will end up as a big government, Socialist dictatorship.   George Orwell's 1984 with Big Brother in control of our lives will happen.   It is already happening as a result of 100 years of Socialist Creep.   Government is involved in every aspect of our lives.  It is Halftime in America and now WE THE PEOPLE must stand up to say NO More to preserve our freedom, or we will lose it; plain and simple.

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, that are bankrupting our country, out of office.   We must elect Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulations, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy, health care and entitlement reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation.   This is the only way to restore economic growth and jobs again in America. 

It is Halftime in America.   There is no time to waste.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We can do it.   We must do it save our nation, prevent economic chaos and to honor those that have given their lives to protect our freedom. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Obama Flip Flops On Super PAC's

Socialist President Obama plans to raise and spend an unprecedented billion dollars on his reelection campaign.    This is in addition to the free support he is getting from the lame stream, left wing media, like MSNBC, to spread his propaganda Socialist lies.   But apparently, this is not enough.   In a reversal of opinion, Obama has flipped flopped on Super PAC's (independent Political Action Committees).   Originally, Obama in all his sanctimonious glory, was opposed to Super PAC's and the influence they have on elections.   However, the Obama team is seeing Republican Super PAC's, in action, during the primaries and it is scaring them to death. 

So now, Obama has given his FAT CAT friends like George Soros, who finances MoveOn.org, Warren Buffet, Jeffrey Immelt and those in Hollywood and on Wall Street the go ahead to donate unlimited amounts of money to Priorities USA, a Super PAC, controlled by two former Obama aides.   Of course, it is illegal for Obama's official campaign to coordinate efforts with a Super PAC, or the the lame stream left wing media; but everyone knows this is all done with a wink and a smile. 

MSNBC is not a Super PAC; but they are running commercials in support of Obama's Socialist Agenda at no charge to the Obama campaign.   The left wing, lame stream media has always supported Socialist candidates; but never in the history of broadcasting have we seen blatant commercials in favor of any one candidate as is happening how.   If this was happening for a Republican Presidential Candidate, Socialists would demand that the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates broadcasting, stop it; but of course that is not occurring because what is happening is part of Obama's Propaganda Machine. 

We can expect to see Obama's Super PAC's spend millions of dollars on the most vile, negative advertising against the Republican Presidential Candidate, who ever he turns out to be, ever produced in the history of our country.   Remember, Socialists will lie, cheat or steal to stay in power.   The truth is of no concern to Socialists, as long as they can continue feeding at the trough, by taking care of their PEEP's, those on the dole, those that pay no income taxes at all, the illegal alien lobby, trial lawyers, radical environmentalists and crony capitalists that all benefit  from our federal tax money. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.  Unfortunately, to do it, we will have to match the monies going into these Socialist campaigns, dollar for dollar and even much more because of the free lame stream, left wing media Propaganda Machine that supports Socialists.   We have to get out our check books to give to Conservative Candidates so that they can defeat Socialists at all levels of government 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.   For better or worse, it takes money to win elections and lots of it.