Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Planned Parenthood Attacks Mitt Romney

Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion mill, has come out swinging in attacks on Mitt Romney.   Planned Parenthood implemented a $1.4 million ad buy in the states of Iowa and Florida targeting Mitt Romney because he is Pro Life.   It really should be no surprise since Planned Parenthood is in business to provide about 350,000 abortions a year, as a primary money maker.   This is blood money and they are using it to attack Mitt Romney because he is Pro Life.

And, it should be no surprise that Planned Parenthood has endorsed Socialist President Obama because he supports unlimited access to abortion, including partial birth abortion and for minors without parental consent.   This is the radical Socialist position.   The good news is that polls now show that 50% of Americans are Pro Life, while about 40% are now Pro Abortion.   Hearts and minds are changing because the technology is showing that life begins at conception.   It is time to go on Mitt Romney's website and give to support his candidacy and human life.   The choice is real. 

Recently, Planned Parenthood was outed as one of their Counselors was filmed advising a woman to get an abortion to deal with sex selection.   The woman was pregnant with a girl and she wanted a boy.   This happens all the time in countries like China and India; but should not be happening in the US.  Matter of fact, the House of Representatives is considering legislation to ban abortion for purposes of sex selection.   Members of Congress should add to the list abortion a ban on abortion for the sole purpose of after sex birth control.

While abortion may be tolerable if the mother's life is really in danger, or in cases of rape or incest, let there by no doubt that in all cases it is still infanticide.  Abortion is the murder of an innocent baby since human life begins at conception.    Planned Parenthood receives about $500 million in federal tax payer dollars each year.   Mitt Romney opposes federal funding of Planned Parenthood because this money is indirectly used to support abortion murder.   No tax payer money should be used to support abortion under any circumstances.  Mitt Romney is right on this issue.  If Planned Parenthood is to remain in business, radical left wing Socialists will give their money to support this organization so our tax payer money is not needed. 

This is all part of the culture war going on in America.   We have to take back our country to restore moral values, common sense and decency.   We have to take back our country to protect the unborn and 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 protect the sanctity of life.  Go on Mitt Romney's website and give money to support his candidacy.   It is a matter of life and death.   

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It Is About Education - Stupid

In the last thirty years with the rise of teacher unions, we have seen the high school drop out rate sky rocket in the United States.  While nationally about 70% of kids graduate from high school, there are many school districts and some states where more than 50% of young kids never graduate from high school even though we spend more on education than any other country in the world.   These under educated Americans, who lack job skills of any kind, end up in the unemployment mix.  They are becoming part of what is termed structural unemployment because they just can't compete with their counterparts around the world that are better educated and or willing to work harder. 

President Obama and all his Socialist pals always complain about growing income inequality in the United States.  They are right in that there are Have's and Have Not's; but this has occurred because some Americans are well educated and or have marketable job skills, while others are poorly educated, or have no marketable job skills.   And, the problem will only get worse unless we fix public education and that means radical change, not just tinkering around the edges.  

First, we have to end collective bargaining for public school teachers and other government employees that is bankrupting many states and our country.   There is no reason that teachers and other government workers should be paid 40% more in total compensation and benefits than is common in the private sector.  Why should government workers earn more than the taxpayers supporting them.  That is ridiculous.  Next, we must end teacher tenure that protects the incompetent and union intervention that often makes it impossible to fire an incompetent teacher.   This is not about teacher rights; but rather student's and parent's rights to a quality education.   Teachers that can't teach should not be in the classroom doing damage to children.  

Children in under performing, or failing schools, should have the option of School Choice to allow them to escape those schools; just the same way the rich and our elected officials, including the Obama's, send their kids to private schools.  It is downright criminal that poor and lower middle class children are stuck in these failing schools just to provide an income to public school teachers and union dues to teacher unions.  Again, this is about making sure that every child gets a good education, not providing a good pension for an incompetent teacher.  Great teachers should receive merit pay, at the discretion of management, based on student performance.  The notion that poor, or mediocre teachers, that do not teach, make the same money as great teachers is absurd. 

Most important, we must revolutionize the whole idea of education related to job training.   Not all kids are destined to go to university.   For those that are not book learners, we should create a more practical, hands on education in vocational studies.   If a kid is not university bound, then that kid should be taught a marketable job skill using work/apprentice programs during high school.    The notion of a high school diploma should be broadened so that it is not just a question of standard classes taken and passed; but rather a grading of practical accomplishments.  

It makes no sense to teach a kid Shakespeare, or the symbolism of a rose, when based on aptitude that kid needs to learn to be a computer technician, plumber, or electrician and this is coming from a former public school teacher who taught inner city kids Shakespeare, which upon reflection, was a complete waste of time, when they could not even read at grade level.  

We desperately need Educational Reform in the United States because in many instances, our public schools fail to educate children, instead using valuable school time to indoctrinate kids in Socialist ideology, or politically correct thinking.  Reform will never happen as long as Socialists, owned by teacher unions, remain in office, which is one more reason we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.  One of the first things Socialist President Obama did, once elected to office, was end the School Voucher Program in Washington DC, which allowed poor Black kids to escape horrible public schools.  Obama did it as a pay back to teacher unions even though poor Black parents were opposed to his decision. 

Obviously, Obama did not care about his PEEP's, traditional poor Black voters in this case because teacher unions contribute big dollars to Obama's campaign and these poor Black parents had little to give.   Whose bread you eat whose song you sing.   And, Obama sings like a canary in support of teacher unions.  As a result, for the sake of millions of kids stuck in failing schools, we must make Obama a one term President.   Educational Reform will not happen as long as Socialists and their teacher union supporters remain in power, feeding at the trough.  So, they all have to go and the sooner the better.  Our nation depends on it.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Making The Desert Bloom - A Big Idea

Instead of wasting billions of dollars on high speed trains to nowhere in California that we really don't need, this Blogger proposes that we build a pipeline from the Pacific Northwest to California and Nevada to bring water to the Southwest to make the desert bloom.  Think about it.  It rains about nine months a year in the Pacific Northwest and most of that water just drains to the sea.   Instead, we could build a massive pipeline system from the Pacific Northwest to the Sacramento River Delta, which ultimately would get that water into the California Aqueduct system that brings water from Northern California to Southern California.  

Once in Southern California, we could build additional pipelines to transport water from California to Arizona and New Mexico.  In addition, as part of this project,  it would be possible to follow the railroad line over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to get water to the Truckee River, which drains to Lake Pyramid.  Once there, water could be transported both to Las Vegas and to Salt Lake City.   Just imagine the potential if the barren desert,  along the way on all these routes had access to water from the Pacific Northwest to support agriculture, ranching, manufacturing and homes.   Yes, this is big idea; but big ideas made our country the most prosperous in human history.  

This project, funded by the private sector, not government spending would create millions of jobs and for years to come.   It might be, that as happened when the railroads were built, the government could grant Bureau of Land Management land along the pipeline in the desert to the entities investing in the project.   That land could later be sold, or developed to pay for the project the same as occurred with the building of the transcontinental railroad.  And, or all of this could be paid for with private equity financing, you know the kind that is demonized by Socialist President Obama.  

But wait a minute, I forgot about Obama's Gestapo, the Environmental Protection Agency and all the radical Environmentalists in the US that would sue to stop this project from ever happening because they hate logical big ideas.  These radicals complained that oil might be leaked from the Keystone Pipeline as a basis for stopping that project.   In this case, since it is water that would be transported, the leak argument would be moot.  Who cares if water is leaked.  Instead, they would claim that animals and natural habitat would be harmed.  Maybe so, for a short period of time; but trees grow back and animals reproduce as a natural instinct.  

Bringing water from the Pacific Northwest to the Southwest makes perfect sense.   To do so, would require government action as we re-purpose the EPA into an Environmental Solutions Agency run by managers in place to foster economic growth and create jobs rather than destroy both.  We can make this big idea project happen; but to do so we must first sweep Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014, along with their radical Environmental supporters that are all job killers.   

We must take back our country to foster economic growth and create jobs once again in America.   We can make big ideas happen once we send the job killers packing.  Our prosperity depends on it.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We can make the desert bloom; but only after we drain the swamp in Washington DC and many state capitals.   It is time for big ideas, not small minds harming our country.      

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thanks To Our Brave American Veterans

As we celebrate Memorial Day, often at the Mall taking advantage of Sales, or on the road coming back from a few days vacation, let's not forget the real purpose of the day, which is to honor fallen and wounded soldiers and all American Veterans that have fought to preserve our freedom.   The fact is that freedom is not free.  Millions of Americans have fought and thousands have died, or were wounded to preserve our nation and our freedom.  We all owe these young men and women and their families significant gratitude for their sacrifices.   Our thanks can't be measured in money; but it can be measured in the benefits we owe these brave soldiers that do come back from war in one piece, or have been wounded. 

While Socialist President Obama appears to support our Veterans, Obamanistas have pushed more of the cost of their medical care on to our brave soldiers.   This makes no sense when we learned recently that illegal aliens are gaming the system claiming fictitious children on their tax returns, some even living in Mexico, to extract money from the American people in the form of child tax credits.   We recently discovered that about $4 billion in refunds each year are going to illegal aliens in this type of fraud and that Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader refuses to allow a Republican bill to come to the floor that would simply require a Social Security number listed in tax returns to properly identify these children.   And, then there are the billions of dollars that Obama has wasted on crony capitalism green technology; like bankrupt Solyndra and others.  Those billions of dollars should be spent on our brave soldiers medical care and other deserved benefits; that's for sure.

And, when our Veterans come back from war, we need to make sure that they have access to colleges, or vocational training to make them employable above all others.  In fact,  this is one case where helping with expenses, while these young Vets are furthering their education, makes perfect sense as pay back by a greatful nation.   Instead, many Vets come back to no jobs because our economy is such a mess thanks to Obama's failed economic policies.   We can do better.  

So as we celebrate Memorial Day, we honor our Veterans.   We know that just as they fought to protect our nation and our freedom, that we too must do our part to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life by electing a President and Members of Congress committed to free market capitalism, a balanced budget and limited Constitutional government.   That means sweeping Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.  We can do it.  We must do it to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States and a loss of our freedom and national sovereignty.   Our Veterans have fought to preserve our nation and freedom overseas.   Now we must do our job and take back our country from those who do not understand the American Exceptionalism exemplified most by our Veterans.      

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Vice President Biden - Obama's Attack Dog

Vice President Joe Biden is serving as Socialist President Obama's attack dog on the campaign trail.   This may be one reason that Biden's approval rating in many states is now only about 40%.  Biden is not so likable any more.   What is really funny is that Biden is portraying himself as working class when he goes out to speak to typical Socialist groups and unions.  Biden does comes from humble Irish working class Catholic roots in Maryland.  However, after graduating from law school and practicing law for just four years, with no particular distinction, Joe Biden was elected as the youngest Senator in modern history at 29 years old in 1972.  Biden then served six terms, 36 years in the Senate, feeding at the trough, before becoming Vice President.   

So while it may be true that Biden came from working class roots, it has been a very, very long time since Biden was poor.  Instead, Joe Biden has been part of the Washington political elite for about 40 years, long enough to need a hair transplant  And, though he has experienced tragedy in his life when his first wife and daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972, this guy has lived a very privileged Washington DC life style at our expense.  The reality is that though Joe Biden has many more years of government experience than President Obama, Biden too has really never worked in the real world, except for four years as a struggling attorney.  Biden, like Obama, has never run anything.  Neither Biden, nor Obama, until being elected to the Presidency, had ever managed a business, or any organization and we see the end result in Obama's failed Presidency. 

What is really ludicrous is Biden, or Obama's criticism of Mitt Romney, who does have significant real life experience as a CEO and Governor.  Romney knows what it is to build a company from scratch, both in building Bain and in building companies like Staples and many others.   And, while Socialists like Biden and Obama are job killers, Romney, as CEO of Bain Capital, one of the most successful venture capital companies in the world, invested client's funds in companies that created thousands of jobs.  Most important, Mitt Romney understands the workings of free market capitalism and Economics 101, which neither Socialist Vice President Biden nor President Obama comprehend.  

We have seen the worst unemployment in the last 38 months, as a result of Obama's failed economic policies, than has happened in 25 years and that is after borrowing and adding $5 Trillion to our National Debt to "stimulate" economic growth.   It is time for a change in direction.  Vice President Joe Biden can attack Mitt Romney all he wants; but in the end, cards talk and numbers don't lie, even though Socialists like Biden will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office feeding at the trough.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping Socialists, at all levels of government, including Biden and Obama, out of office.  These characters are bankrupting our country.   We have to put on our hip boots and drain the swamp in 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, when you see or hear attack dog Vice President Joe Biden on the stump, don't mind him.   Biden has foot in mouth disease.   Not to worry though, when we send Joe Biden packing in November, he will go into retirement and start collecting his two pensions to live a very comfortable life among the Washington elite.   

Friday, May 25, 2012

Obamanistas Lie About Deficit Spending

All should know that Socialists and their surrogates will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office.  And, sure enough, it is happening again.  Obamanistas, including Obama's Press Secretary and Chris Matthews of MSNBC Hard Ball fame, claim that federal government spending has been flat during Obama's Presidency.   This is interesting propaganda if you just look at the the same deficits for the last four years; but the reality is that Obama will add $5 Trillion to our soon to be $16 Trillion National Debt, during his first term in office, the most of any President in American history.  It is true that Obama has held the annual deficit to around a $1.2 Trillion each year he has been in office; but it is still about triple the amount ever spent by any other President.   Even the liberal Washington Post has given Obama three Pinnochio's for not telling the truth about his level of borrowing and deficit spending. 

Clearly, Socialists never took and passed Economics 101, or maybe any other math class; but cards talk and numbers don't lie.  Obama has submitted budgets to Congress each year since being elected with Trillion dollar plus deficits, none of which have ever been enacted by Congress.   In fact, the US Senate led by Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, contrary to law, has not enacted a budget in more than three years.  All of this borrowing and deficit spending is happening through individual appropriations bills, which is deplorable and a reason Senators should not receive their pay checks.  

In any case, we are now seeing Obamanistas claiming that Obama has actually cut spending.  How is this possible when we are borrowing 40 cents for every dollar the federal government spends and federal government spending has grown to about 25% of GDP.  But this is an election year and Obamanistas are desperate.   They would never want to confuse the truth with the facts.  Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are effectively bankrupting our country.  Obama is borrowing and spending $9.7 Billion a day, compared to Bush II at $6.8 Billion and that was at the height of fighting two wars.  It is what it is.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014, above all else, to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  To do so, we must sweep these dishonest Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office.  It may sound dramatic; but the survival of our nation depends on rolling back 100 years of Socialist creep.  To do that, we must get rid of Socialists in government and elect Conservatives committed to free market capitalism, a balanced budget and limited 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 mean time, just know that Obamanistas are telling lies about Obama's Deficit Spending.   The fact is that the real numbers are the real numbers and they are indisputable.   Unlike George Washington, who is reported to have said as a child, "I cannot tell a lie",  President Pinnocchio Obama lies every time he gives a speech. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Socialists Begin To Crack - Bad For Obama

Socialist former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has broken with President Obama by calling for the Bush Tax Cuts to be extended for all Americans earning less than $1 million a year.  Obama wants the tax cuts extended, but only for those earning less than $250,000.   Obviously, there is a big difference between $250,000 and $ 1 million a year.  It may very well be that Socialist Pelosi has finally realized that raising taxes in a down turn is a road to Recession, or maybe even Depression.   And, just maybe Pelosi and other Socialists are ready to listen and understand that most small businesses file taxes as individuals, under Sub Chapter S rules, not Chapter C corporations.   This means that personal income tax rates are critical to small businesses. 

If Pelosi finally gets it, Republicans could be in a position to cut a deal; not at $1 million dollars; but maybe at something higher, around $3 million before tax rates goes up.   This Blogger is opposed to any tax increase because it will just give government more of our hard earned money to waste; however, it is critical that the Bush Tax Cuts be made permanent as part of the deal to end this uncertainty in our economy, once and for all.   If that were to happen provided the right deal occurs,  it would finally put this topic to rest, perhaps for years to come assuming Obama will sign the bill. 

We will face financial Armageddon if the Bush Tax Cuts are not extended and we don't deal with the National Debt Ceiling before year end and the sooner the better.  We face a mess in Europe and Japan; both of which will implode in the next 12 months.   If we don't have our own house in order, it will be impossible to avoid the negative impact of what is happening in Europe and Japan.  It may be difficult to avoid that negative impact even if we have our house in order; but at least if we deal with making the Bush Tax Cuts permanent and the National Debt Ceiling, we will be better positioned to withstand the financial chaos that will come out of Europe and Japan.   

This is an election year so getting anything done will be difficult.  The fact that Pelosi has broken with Obama may be an indication that she sees the train coming in November.  There is better than a 50/50 chance that Obama will be a one term President.  There is also a very good chance that Republicans will take over the entire Congress.  If Mitt Romney defeats Obama and the Congress is taken over by Republicans, Pelosi probably figures she should strike the best deal now while the Senate is still controlled by Socialists.   If that changes in November and Obama is no longer in office next year, Socialists will have no leverage at all in these dealings.   Congresswoman Pelosi is just playing the game; but it might just be good for our country for a change. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Catholic Organizations Sue Obama

Socialist President Obama declared war on the Catholic Church when he demanded that Catholic Organizations fund health insurance, including contraceptives and the morning after abortion pill for their employees.   Since this would be a violation of Catholic theology, 43 Catholic Organizations in the US filed a lawsuit, in response, against Obama and ObamaCare in 12 federal district courts claiming that Obama's Executive Order is a violation of their 1st Amendment rights guaranteeing religious freedom.   Obama who said of Conservatives that we cling to our religion and guns is absolutely right.   And, as a result, we are willing to fight to protect our religious freedom and right to own guns; hence the lawsuit filed by the Catholic organizations. 

Catholic Vice President Joe Biden advised Obama not to mess with the Catholic Church.  However, Obama who often compares himself to Jesus himself and or doing the work of Jesus just assumed that the Catholic hierarchy in America would bend to his will.  Obama was wrong.   This lawsuit will now cost the American people several hundred million dollars as the Justice Department will have to defend Obama's Executive Order. Oh well, it is only our money.  

Obviously, Obama over reached and now he is going to feel the full weight of the Catholic Church as they run ads advising Americans to vote for life, translation not for Obama.  Obama endorsing Gay Marriage is the icing on the cake.   So while Obama is pandering to his left wing constituency, namely radical women that support unlimited access to abortion, including grisly partial birth abortion, even for minors without parental consent and Gays in America, he has stirred a hornets nest related to Catholics and other Christian denominations opposed to these radical positions.   It is what it is.   Obama is attempting to divide our nation to win reelection; but it is going to back fire. 

At the same time, Obama is spending $20 million taxpayer dollars in a public relations propaganda campaign to sell ObamaCare, which is unpopular with a majority of Americans in advance of the Supreme Court ruling and the November election.   This ad campaign was awarded to Obama supporters in another example of crony capitalism.   Everyone knows that Obama takes care of his PEEP's at our expense.  

The Catholic Church stood up and simply said NO to Obama.   Now we the American people must stand up and take back our country by sweeping Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office in 2012 and 2014.  These characters are a clear and present danger to our nation and our freedom.  We must make Obama a one term President by electing Mitt Romney in 2012 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   The lawsuit filed by Catholic Organizations is just one more reason we must take back our country.  Government, under Obama, is out of control   It has to stop.    

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mitt Romney & Bain Capital

Socialist President Obama ran for President in 2008 with no business and little government experience.   Prior to becoming President, Obama was a Community Organizer (translation local rabble rouser), a law professor and an elected state and federal official for a very short time.   Clearly, by any standard, Obama was not qualified to be a senior manager at a small company, let alone President of the United States and we see the end result in his failed Presidency.   So now, we have both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the campaign trail attacking Mitt Romney for his years as co-founder and CEO of Bain Capital.  Go figure.  

The fact is that in addition to serving as Governor of Massachusetts, an executive position, Mitt Romney spent years running Bain Capital, a very successful, private equity firm.   Even before we talk about Bain's investments that did create thousand of jobs, Romney worked with others in management to create a good sized firm from scratch.  As a global business owner for more than 22 years, who worked with my management team to do the same thing, this Blogger fully understands what it takes to make payroll every two weeks and to make the hard decisions necessary to insure the survival of my company.   To be sure, Mitt Romney made payroll and hard decisions on a daily basis to insure the success of Bain Capital, something both Obama and Biden never did prior to being elected as President and Vice President.     

Next, we know now that Bain Capital succeeded in about 80% of investments to establish, or provide funding for firms that are still in business today.   About 20% of the firms Bain invested in went out of business, or were sold off, which no doubt resulted in lay off's.  This is a very good record of success and an example of the creative destruction that is inherent in a free market, capitalist system.   But, does anyone really believe that Bain made investments with the clear intention of closing down companies and laying off their employees.   That is a ridiculous assertion.   Bain was in the business of investing their clients' funds to make money.   The best way to do that was to invest in winners that resulted in creating jobs; though job creation is a side benefit of this process.  The real goal of any venture capital company is to create profitable companies for the benefit of those risking their money.   Bain did just that and many times. 

So now, we have Socialist President Obama, who has no real work experience and Vice President Joe Biden, who has been feeding at the trough for more than 35 years as an elected official living off the fat of the land, criticizing Mitt Romney for his business experience and years of working in the real world.   We have reached ridiculous.  Obamanistas are going down this road because Obama has been a miserable failure as President and the numbers prove it.   Since Obama took office:  Highest foreclosure rate in American History.  $16 Trillion National Debt and growing with no end in sight.  $5 Trillion of it added by Obama in his first term in office.  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.   46 million Americans on Food Stamps, up 26 million since Obama was elected.   2% or less dismal GDP growth.   Price of gas double what it was when Obama took office.  Poverty rate is up to the highest rate in years.   This is Obama's record.  No wonder, Obamanistas don't want to talk about it.  

Mitt Romney should go on the offensive.  Romney does not need to apologize for being rich, or for his success.   We need more entrepreneurs, just like Mitt Romney, willing to risk it all to create economic growth and jobs again in America.  Mitt Romney should be very proud of his accomplishments.   Romney is a good man with solid values and a great family, who has worked hard his whole life to achieve success.  We need to make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States to get our country back on track because he has the experience to get the job done.   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.   Don't let Obamanistas play their propaganda game of sleazy Class Warfare and character assassination.   When you see or hear Obama's message, get out your check book, or go on Romney's website and give to Mitt Romney to help him make Obama a one term President in 2012.  Our country depends on it.   

Monday, May 21, 2012

Obama's PEEP's - The Real Story

Socialist President Obama is counting on getting his PEEP's; those on the dole, those that pay no income taxes at all, union members, radical environmentalists, left wing women, Gay Americans, trial lawyers, crony capitalists and the Hollywood/Left Wing Lame Stream Media, many feeding at the trough, to both donate to his campaign and go to the polls to vote for his reelection.   As such, it is important to understand who these people really are because many of them are contributing to the bankruptcy of our nation. 

Those on the dole include Americans benefiting from Welfare or Unemployment payments that can work, those on Food Stamps, Medicaid, phony Disability claims, Indian tribes and students in default on their loans, or seeking forgiveness of their loans.  Obama panders to all these groups to buy their votes.   Some of these people have been seen on TV talking about Obama Dollars.  These are the Takers in society that live off the rest of us, the Makers. 

The United States has the most progressive income tax system in the world, so much so that about 50% of Americans pay no income taxes at all.   The fact is that the top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of all income taxes paid in our country.   Further as a result of the Earned Income Tax Credit, low income Americans, that pay no income taxes, actually get a check back from the federal government, presumably to keep them off Welfare.  So when Obama says that the "rich" do not pay their "fair share", the reality is that if not for what the rich are paying, the federal government would collect little in income taxes because it is the "rich" that pay nearly all income taxes in the United States already. 

Union members and particularly public employee union members are a key Socialist constituency.   Unions donate big money to Socialist campaigns and in return Socialists make sure that public employee union members earn 40% more in compensation and benefits than are typical in the private sector.   Obama also uses the National Labor Relations Board to help big union bosses gain more due paying union members that can contribute to Socialist campaigns. 

Radical Environmentalists, supported by Obama's Gestapo, the Environmental Protection Agency, are enemies to economic growth.  These characters, represented by various left wing groups, often sue to stop development.   Obama pandered to them by halting the development of the Keystone Oil Pipeline, among many other projects that would benefit our country.   Radical Environmentalists, including many Obamanistas, are out to destroy the carbon and nuclear based energy industries.   If they are allow to prevail, we will see a lower standard of living for all Americans.  Radical Environmentalists are job killers plain and simple. 

Left wing women are crucial to Obama's reelection.   These are primarily single, or divorced women with children that see government as their benefactor in lieu of a husband.   The majority of married women vote Republican.  These Socialist women ardently support unlimited access to abortion, including partial birth abortion, even for minors without parental consent.  This is the reason Obamanistas are making war on the Catholic Church when they picked a fight over the contraception issue demanding that the church provide contraception coverage, including the morning after abortion pill, in their health insurance for their employees, even though it is a violation of church tenets.   Obama cannot win reelection without the support of left wing women.

Gay Americans generally vote for Socialists believed to be more sympathetic to their causes.   Obama has keep them in the fold by eliminating Don't Ask Don't Tell in the military and by coming out in favor of Gay Marriage.  Contrary to popular belief related to discrimination against Gays, since Gay Americans tend to be better off economically that most other people, the economy is not as big an issue for them. 

Trial lawyers always support Socialists because Socialists refuse to limit judgements resulting from frivolous lawsuits and class action and medical malpractice lawsuits.  In fact, since this is their gravy train, trial lawyers are big donors to Socialist campaigns.   The fact that these lawsuits drives up the cost of doing business and that those costs are passed on to consumers, one way or another, is of no concern to Socialists, since they indirectly benefit from these big judgements through campaign contributions. 

Crony capitalists benefit from government largess.   They have their high powered, highly paid lobbyists working in Washington DC to get a chuck of our tax dollars in guaranteed loans or out right grants, as occurred with the Solyndra debacle and the GM and Chrysler bail outs among many others.   Obamanistas reward their friends and supporters with our hard earned money.  Ironically, Obamanistas are criticising Mitt Romney for his days at Bain Capital, when Obama has received millions in campaign contributions from Wall Street fat cats.   

High profile Hollywood types and the Left Wing Lame Stream Media support Socialists and Obama in particular because they don't have a clue how the economy really works.   Like Obama, these people have never worked in the real world.  They live in La La Land, so far removed from main stream America, that they just can't relate to hard working people with moral values that cling to their guns and religion.   In many ways, Hollywood types and the Left Wing Lame Stream Media live off the fat of the land.  Those that have talent have grown rich way beyond their benefit to society.  And, those in the Left Wing Lame Stream Media, like the Socialists they support that have produced nothing meaningful in their lives, except perhaps spoiled clone children, actually think they are smarter than the rest of us.  

These are all Obama's PEEP's and represent the great divide in our country between the Makers and the Takers and all the left wing crazies that seek to transform our country into a European style Socialist nation.  To all of them, we must stand up and say HELL NO by sweeping Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.   The free market path we support was created by our Founding Fathers when they established a limited government based on the premise that government the governs least, governs best.  We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States. 

We cannot allow Obama and his PEEP's to prevail because the path they advocate is a threat to our national sovereignty and freedom.  We must make Obama a one term President and gain control of the Congress and that means 60 seats in the US Senate to get our country back on the right track.   We must push back 100 years of Socialist creep that is bankrupting our country.  We have to put on our hip boots to drain the swamp of Socialists 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.   To make it happen, all must understand Obama's PEEP's and what makes them tick.  Many are feeding at the trough at our expense.  It has to stop.         

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Financial Armaggedon Coming At Year End

Here we go again.  By the end of the year, two critical things will impact the financial markets.   The Bush Tax cuts are set to expire on December 31, 2012.  When that happens all Americans will see a huge tax increase.  And,  it will be time to raise the National Debt Ceiling again because Socialist President Obama has blown through another trillion dollars of borrowed money.   Republicans in Congress are already starting to focus on these issues.  Socialists, including Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader and President Obama just do not want to talk about it except to say that they want to raise taxes on the "rich", those earning more than $200,000 a year if single and $250,000 a year if married.  Of course, there is already $500 Billion in tax increases in ObamaCare that will start to kick in; but that is in addition to the tax increases that will occur if the Bush Tax Cuts are allowed to expire.

This will be a double whammy for our economy.   Many Sub Chapter S small businesses will see their tax rates go up to 50% or more, including state income taxes if the Bush Tax Cuts are allowed to expire.   Since small businesses employ 70% of Americans, this will cause many lay off's.   When combined with the 11,000 new regulations added by Executive Order by Obamanistas, we will see a dramatic negative impact on our economy.   We are currently experiencing just 2% or less Gross Domestic Product growth, not nearly enough to bring down unemployment.  Raising taxes and adding even more regulations will be the kiss of death for the American economy, especially when combined with what is going on in Europe. 

And, then there is the National Debt Ceiling debacle that will replay at year end.   Obama wants to continue borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar the federal government spends, from the Chinese and others, to allow for Obama's trillion dollar annual deficits added to the National Debt with no end in sight.    Our National Debt at year end will be more than $16 trillion; that is 16,000 billion dollars for anyone who is counting.   Obama added $5 trillion to our National Debt in just his first term in office, more than any other President in American history.  And, that is with stealing our Social Security contributions to fund wasteful government spending, or this number would be even higher.   Obama's budget, which he sent to Congress, was defeated in the Senate by 99 to 0.  Not sure who didn't vote; but most likely if that Senator had been there that day, it would be 100 to 0 because Republicans are looking for spending cuts and Socialists want to borrow and spend even more than was proposed by Obama.  

So get ready for all the drama coming in the months ahead.   We will face financial Armageddon that will ultimately only be settled by the election in November.   Hopefully, Mitt Romney will make Obama a one term President and we will sweep other Socialists, at all levels of government, that are bankrupting our country, out of office in 2012 and 2014 to get our country back on the right track.  We need to elect a Conservative majority in both Houses of Congress and that means 60 Conservatives in the Senate to get the job done.   So get your checkbooks out and start giving to Conservative candidates 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.  In the mean time, prepare for budget shock and awe all summer.  It is coming. 

Radical Environmentalists - Enemies To Economic Growth

This weekend, this Blogger drove from the high deserts of North Nevada, through mountains and forests, to Northern California along Highway 70.   The 5 hour drive was beautiful.   About three hours into the drive, we hit the Feather River and followed it for about 60 miles.   What we saw were a whole series of hydro electric plants and dams along the river.  Based on the architecture and construction style, it was pretty clear that Highway 70 and these plants were built during the Great Depression to supply electricity to Northern California.  This may have been done under Socialist President Franklin Roosevelt's Work Progress Administration, or other Depression era government programs to bring electricity to rural areas. 

The river water flowed through these hydro electric plants; but otherwise did nothing we could see to impact the beautiful scenery.  In fact, the dams created mini lakes that were really attractive.  Can you even imagine trying to build these hydro electric plants today.   First, Radical Environmentalist Groups would sue to stop the road the going through the forest to support the plants.  Then if the road made it through the courts,  Radical Environmentalist Groups would sue to stop the plants on the river claiming that fish and other animals would be impacted.   Finally, Obama's Gestapo, the Environmental Protection Agency, would step in to stop the project altogether by making it so costly that it would be impossible for any utility company to complete the project. 

Socialist President Obama learned the hard way when he enacted his SwindleUS Plans that there is no such thing as a shovel ready project in the United States primarily because Environmental Radicals and the EPA make it almost impossible to build anything big.  Recently, this Blogger sat through a meeting, while a private company owner explained the process of trying to build an inter model train and truck depot about 60 miles East of Reno, Nevada where jobs are desperately needed.  The owner of the company described the process of trying to deal with the city, county, state and the federal governments to get this done.  A small part of the land involved is owned by the Federal Bureau of Land Management that controls about 86% of the land in Nevada, which further complicates this process.   When asked how long do you think it will take to get the approvals for this project, assuming that approval is even possible; the business owner answered maybe seven years because of all the road blocks. 

We have reached ridiculous in our country.   Environmental Radicals are enemies to any kind of economic growth in our nation.   No one wants dirty air or water; but neither do we want a lower standard of living for our people.  We need a balanced approach to managing the environment, which is why we must eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency and replace it with the Environmental Solutions Agency.   We need a can do agency for our tax dollars rather than what we have today.   We need an ESA committed to finding ways to make development possible rather than impossible. 

This will never happen as long as President Obama and his Socialist pals at all levels of government remain in office.   They are owned by Radical Environmentalists that are enemies to economic growth and development, which is just one more reason we must sweep them all out of office in 2012 and 2014.   In order to create economic growth and jobs again in America, we need common sense environmental policy.   This will only happen if we elect Conservatives 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.   Our goal should be a higher standard of living for all Americans, not going backwards as will occur if we allow these Socialists and Radical Environmentalists to get their way.   We can't let that happen.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cheap Energy - Key To Economic Growth

Old style Democrats always understood that cheap energy was the key to economic growth.  In fact, it was Socialist President Franklin Roosevelt that pushed through the Tennessee Valley Authority to provide electricity to the poor in rural America in the South.  Somewhere along the way, this all changed when the old Democrat Party died and was replaced by the Socialist Party of America led by President Obama.  

The Socialist Party is now linked to radical environmentalists, as a major constituency, that oppose all carbon and nuclear based energy.  In fact, their goal is to shut down these industries replacing them with green technologies, which will never power our country, or any industrialized country for years to come.   To do so,  Socialists want to drive up the cost of carbon or nuclear based energy through increased taxes and regulations in order to make wind and solar power economically and artificially feasible.  

Socialist President Obama told us in 2008 that his energy plan would require the cost of gas and utilities to sky rocket so that green technologies can become more economically feasible.   Until just recently, when he changed his tune as a result of political expediency, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu stated that the cost of gas in the US should go up to $8 - $10 a gallon, the same as in Europe.   We are moving in that direction as the cost of gas since Obama was elected has doubled.  Obama's Gestapo, the Environmental Protection Agency is doing everything possible to shut down the coal industry and coal fired electricity plants by imposing more impossible regulations.   The end result will be significantly higher utility costs.  

Socialists are always saying that they represent the poor and the middle class.  Really??  Driving up the cost of energy will be devastating to the poor and the middle class that can least afford to pay higher prices for everything as a result of higher energy costs.  Of course, Socialists will then push for government subsidies for the poor and the middle class to pay for higher energy costs, even though the United States is facing bankruptcy.  This is another way for Socialists, feeding at the trough, to put more people on the dole to buy votes in order to stay in power.  

The fact is that cheap energy is and has always been the key to economic growth and job creation.  We don't need any government subsidies for energy companies.   Just let the free market work as production will grow to meet demand, if allowed to do so.  The very Socialist notion of purposely driving up the cost of energy to support green technologies that are not economically feasible today is a job killer.   And, none of this is necessary.   The United States and Canada are sitting on enormous natural resources that could make our country completely energy independent within 20 years or less.  

The Mid West in particular, that has traditionally had high unemployment, along with other parts of the country, have huge reserves of natural gas shale that could be safely tapped both for jobs and energy.  The Keystone Pipeline, rejected by Obama, should be approved immediately to bring Canadian oil into the United States rather than have it flow to China.   Clean coal must be part of the equation.   And, we must develop nuclear energy that has no carbon foot print at all.   Finally, research should continue on solar, wind, geothermal and bio fuels to make them economically feasible in the future.  

We need to eliminate the Gestapo Environmental Protection Agency and reestablish it as the Environmental Solutions Agency.   A new ESA should be put in place to work with carbon and nuclear based energy industries to make them cleaner, safer and more available as cheap, clean energy.   No one wants dirty air or water in our country, as purported by Socialists and their radical environmental supporters.   We all want a clean environment; but we also want a robust economy and a higher standard of living.   If these radical characters are allowed to get their way, we will experience slow or no economic growth, structural unemployment for years to come and a lower standard of living for our people; the same as in Europe.   That is unacceptable.  

We have to take back our country by sweeping Socialists at all levels of government, supported by radical environmentalists, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.   Our country is at a turning point.   We are either going to go backwards into a European style Socialist nation, life style and lower standard of living.  Or, we can unleash the American economy and experience 5% or more growth each year.  We need to vote for prosperity by electing Conservatives, not more of the same Obama failed economic policies and trillion dollar deficits that are bankrupting our country.  

We need more Americans on a pay check and fewer on Unemployment benefits, Food Stamps and Welfare.   The only way to get there is cheap energy, which will not happen as long as Obama and his pals are in government.  It is time 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 must do it to restore economic growth and job creation again in America.         

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Obama's $18 Billion Job Training Boondoggle

Socialist President Obama is borrowing money from the Chinese and others to spend $18 Billion annually on various job training programs.  In fact, there are 47 overlapping programs, managed by 9 federal government agencies.  Upon investigation, these programs are fraught with mismanagement, waste, fraud, abuse and corruption.  Only 5 of the programs, out of 47, actually track effectiveness in terms of whether participants actually get jobs as a result of the training.   This is just another big government, ineffective boondoggle that only benefits the union government employees that work in these programs.  The reality is that the only benefit that comes from these training programs is the government employment that they create. 

And, why do we need these programs anyway.  All states have public community colleges and all types of vocational schools already.  If low income Americans need help with tuition, there are grants and government loans available to help them.  Why do we need federal employees, or even additional state employees, to administer training programs.   If someone is out of job collecting unemployment benefits, perhaps someone at the unemployment office should just suggest that the recipient go to a community college or vocational school to learn a job skill that is marketable.   Even if that is too much to ask of a union government worker, then just line the unemployment office with posters that encourage additional education as a means of finding a job.   Assuming the unemployed person can read, even at 5th grade level, they should get the message.   

There is so much redundancy of benefits and services in local, state and federal government functions that it is bankrupting both the states and the federal government.   WE ARE BROKE.   What is it going to take for our elected representatives, at all levels of government, to figure this out.  Of course, Socialist President Obama and his friends in office will never figure it out because they see it as their mission to grow government to provide a never ending stream of high paying government union jobs.   These union members pay dues that support Socialist campaigns so there is absolutely no incentive for Socialists to control the size of government by getting rid of all the waste and redundancy.   If anything, Socialists are motivated to do just the opposite by adding all sorts of over lapping programs.   It has to stop.  

In order to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States, civil strife on our streets and the loss of our national sovereignty, we must sweep these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office in 2012 and 2014.   These characters are a clear and present danger to our nation.   We have to put on our hip boots and drain the swamp in Washington DC and state capitals to send these Socialists packing.   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, write or email your Congressman and Senators and tell them to get rid of the annual $18 Billion for in effective, redundant training programs.   This boondoggle is a waste of our hard earned money and only adding to our soon to be $16 Trillion National Debt.    

Socialist Radical Position On Abortion

Socialist President Obama and his pals at most levels of government support unlimited access to abortion, even for minors, without parental approval.  Many Socialists, including the President, also support partial birth abortion, which is the disgusting dismemberment of a viable infant, while partially out of the womb.  Sorry for the graphic description; but it is important that everyone fully understand the workings of this horrible procedure.   The Socialist Party of America, Obama's Political Party, has adopted the most extreme position on abortion demanded by the left wing radical, National Organization of Women, Planned Parenthood and other similar women's groups.  These groups are not just Pro-Choice, they support outright infanticide, denial of parental rights and abortion on demand used as birth control. 

Socialists over the years have insisted on federal government support of Planned Parenthood to the tune of $500 million a year.  Planned Parenthood, primarily based in the inner cities, is the nation's largest abortion mill, performing 350,000 abortions a year.  And, while none of this federal government money is supposed to be used to support abortion, there can be no doubt that federal government money is being used to cover Planned Parenthood overhead, which subsidizes abortion.   This is the reason many states are attempting to cut off monies to Planned Parenthood.  Abortion is their gravy train and everybody knows it.  This is why there has been more than 20 million abortion since Roe V Wade became the law of the land in 1973.  There is big money in abortions. 

While Socialists attempt to paint Republicans as radical on this issue, the fact is that the Socialist Party of America has adopted the most radical position on abortion in the history of the United States.  Many Pro-Life Republicans, including this Blogger, do see abortion as infanticide; but recognize that in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is really in danger, that abortion may need to be an option; though even then adoption would be preferable.  Most Conservatives oppose abortion used as birth control because contrary to the story concocted by Socialists, we don't support the banning of contraception.   Socialist assertions that Republicans are waging a war on women is both ridiculous and bogus.  All Conservatives support women's rights.  And, in some rare cases that includes the right to an abortion, even though we do see it as infanticide.   It is Conservatives that support a reasonable position on abortion.  

However, the notion that public schools can hand out condoms, or refer a minor for an abortion without parental approval is just plain wrong; particularly since public schools often cannot give a kid an aspirin without parental approval.   This positioning, again supported and advanced by Socialists like President Obama, is radical government intervention and is a clear violation of parental rights.   So all should recognize that it is the Socialist position on abortion that is radical; not the Republican position.  As such, a vote for President Obama or other Socialists at all levels of government, is a vote for unlimited access to abortion, including by minors, without parental consent and often including partial birth abortion.  It is what it is.     

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Vote For Obama In 2012

A vote for Socialist President Obama in 2012 is not about his great smile, or family, or about the color of his skin.  That ship sailed in 2008.   Obama now has a record.   We can now see the real Obama that was always there; but hidden from us by his supporters in the left wing, lame stream media.   The fact is that Obama is the most radical President in American history as he seeks to divide our nation.   Obama's goal is to redistribute income, in the name of social justice from the Makers in society to the Takers; his PEEP's, those that pay no income taxes at all, those on the dole, illegal aliens, union members, environmentalists, trial lawyers and crony capitalists all feeding at the trough at our expense. 

What Obama really wants to do is raise taxes on hard working people to give that money to many people that don't work at all.  Obama wants to transform our nation into a European style Socialist country, predicated on tax and deficit spend, big government intrusion into all aspects of our daily lives.  As a Socialist, Obama is a clear and present danger to the free market capitalism that has made our country great.   In essence, Obama is a threat to our freedom. 

But that is not all.   Obama will add about $5 Trillion to our $16 Trillion National Debt, in his first term in office, more than any other President in American history, with no end in sight.  This is no accident.  Obama's SwindleUS Plans were a complete failure related to creating economic growth and jobs again in America.  Obama's deficit spending is so reckless that it can only be intentional.   Obama's intent is to bankrupt our country in order to radically change the social order.   Obama apparently wants to destroy our country in order to rebuild it accordance with some fanciful world order that is contrary to our sovereignty and national interests.   In doing so, it is Obama's intention to have as many people as possible dependent on government to buy votes.   In the process, we will lose our freedom.   We can't let that happen.

Americans on Food Stamps have grown from 20 million to 46 million since Obama took office.  As a result of Obama's failed economic policies, we now have structural unemployment in America, much the same as in Europe as 25 million Americans are either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or they have just given up looking for work altogether.  Obama keeps extending unemployment benefits to keep these people dependent on government again to buy votes.  ObamaCare, intended to provide health insurance for all, is really just another big government attack on our freedom. 

Obama promised us in 2008 that his plan was to raise the cost of energy and it is one promise he has kept.   The price of gas is double what it was when Obama took office.   We are paying much more for utilities today because Obama's EPA Gestapo is waging war on all carbon based energy sources.   Coal fired electricity plants will have to close because of EPA requirements, which will cost thousands of jobs and substantially raise our cost of energy.  In the mean time, Obamanistas gave billions of dollars to their friends in green technology industries, some of which like Solyndra, have already gone bankrupt.  The NLRB has attempted to force unions on companies by making it easier for union bosses to get their foot in the door of major industries.   When this happens even more jobs will end up overseas.   Obamanistas are job killers plain and simple.  And, then there was Obama's bail out of GM and Chrysler, billions of tax payer dollars we will never see again to pay off the auto unions.  By the way, GM only employs about a fourth of its employees in the US, the rest are all oversea.  And, Chryler is now owned by FIAT, the Italian auto company.   It all has to stop. 

Obama supports unlimited access to abortion, including partial birth abortion, for minors without parental consent.   This is the most radical position on this issue in America.   Obama just came out in favor of Gay Marriage in order to raise money on both coasts for his reelection, when he previously favored the more acceptable civil unions.   Obama is making war on the Catholic Church and other Conservative Christian denominations attempting to force the church to provide contraception and the morning after abortion pill as part of their health insurance coverage even though all of this is contrary to church doctrine.  Obama has taken these positions to solidify support from radical left wing women.

While Obama's decision to take out Osama Bin Laden was a good one; Obama's foreign policy around the world has been a disaster.  The Chinese continue to take advantage of our country related to trade.  Europe is headed toward a financial Melt Down.  The Middle East is a mess.  And, Obama refuses to secure our border to prevent the influx of illegal aliens, drugs and Terrorists from entering our country all contributing to the bankruptcy of our nation.  

So now we see the consequences of a vote for Obama; just more of the same.   Socialist President Obama did not have the experience to be President of the United States and now we see the end result  Further, Obama is such a radical Socialist ideologue that he will bankrupt our country if we allow this to continue into a second term.   We just can't let that happen.   We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014, by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.   We are at a critical juncture in our history.  We must get this job done 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.     

Monday, May 14, 2012

Obama Is In Trouble In Ohio

No Republican has ever been elected to the Presidency, in modern times, without carrying the state of Ohio.   Socialist President Obama carried Ohio in 2008; but it looks like he is in trouble there now.   This Blogger recently spoke to a relative in Ohio.   All of my Ohio relatives, that remain in that state, are salt of the earth, hard working, blue collar, old fashioned Democrats.   They are ethnic, Catholic and in many cases former union members, or they were married to union members.   In talking to one of my cousins, she indicated that she will vote Republican in 2012 for the first time in her life because she said "Obama has done nothing for the country".   She went on to say that her friends and other relatives are also planning on voting Republican.   This change is big trouble for Obama. 

It is very clear that these Reagan Democrats, that are cultural conservatives, do not relate to the Socialists that live on both coasts; the elites in the Democrat Party including President Obama, most Socialist Members of Congress, the left wing lame stream media, Hollywood types, radical environmentalists, trial lawyers, those on the dole and crony capitalists.  Yes, many of these people tend to be union members; but they do not always tow the party line when it comes time to vote for Socialists that do not share their personal values and beliefs in faith, family and country.   These are the people Obama referred to when he said they cling to their religion and guns in the Mid West. 

President Obama's further move to the left to gain campaign contributions from both coasts will alienate many old fashioned Democrats in swing states like Ohio, North Carolina, Nevada, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico and Florida.  And, if Obama does not carry the majority of these states, as he did in 2008, he is sure to be a one term President.   Making war on the Catholic Church will hurt Obama in these states where there are many ethnic Catholics.  And, Obama coming out in favor of Gay Marriage is offensive to many of these voters that might be able to live with Civil Unions; but see marriage as a holy sacrament between a man and woman. 

As Ohio goes, the nation is likely to go.  It is not that these people are so enamoured with Mitt Romney in Ohio; though his experience as a job creator and his family will resonate with them, it is that they are starting to see Obama as a Socialist radical, which was always the case.   Reagan Democrats are by nature conservatives and there are plenty of them in Ohio and the rest of the Mid West and battle ground states.  They got duped by Obama in 2008; but it is not likely to happen again.  There are also 100 million Evangelical Christians in the US, many of whom live in swing states.   They will decide this election.  Obama is currently in trouble in Ohio.   The voters of Ohio are common sense, hard working people that are starting to see the real Obama.  They don't like what they see and will vote accordingly.   

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Europe Heading Toward A Melt Down

Chancellor Angela Merkel, the iron lady of Germany, has made it very clear to Greece, that if they don't continue austerity programs, there will be no continued bail out to deal with their debt from the rest of Europe.  Recent election of fringe parties in Greece, all opposed to austerity measures, is the reason Merkel issued her proclamation.  Newly elected Socialist President of France, Francois Hollande is meeting with Merkel in a few days to say he is opposed to austerity measures, even though the credit rating of France has already been downgraded once as a result of their National Debt.  Hollande, like Socialist President Obama wants to tax the "rich" and continue deficit spending adding to the National Debt, business as usual.  

Europe is headed toward a Melt Down.   Center Right Conservatives, like Angela Merkel and Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain, both pursuing austerity measures to bring down their National Debt to stabilize their financial systems, are on a collision course with Socialists all over Europe that do not understand Economics 101.   Socialists in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and France, in particular, have bankrupted their nations providing cradle to grave entitlements that are unsustainable.   Most of these countries just do not produce enough to pay for these entitlements.   It really is that simple.  

Germany is the most productive economy in Europe.  10 or more years ago, the Germans took steps to make their country more competitive in global markets, including cutting back on some entitlements.   While the French can retire at soon to be 60 again if Hollande gets his way and the Greeks can retire at 55, the Germans pushed their retirement age up to 68.   As such, it is very unlikely that that German people are in any mood to pay for early retirement in other countries; nor should they.  

The European Union will soon disintegrate, or at least countries intentionally heading toward bankruptcy will not be able to continue using the EURO as their currency.   What the Germans fear most from their historical experience is a devaluation of the currency and high inflation that led to Adolf Hitler.  As such, they will pull the plug sooner than later on countries that refuse to adhere to more conservative German economic policies.  When that happens, these countries will be forced to go back to their own currencies as they then default on their debt.   That day is coming.   There will be more riots in the streets of these bankrupt countries.   It is hard to imagine a positive end to this story.   

As we see these things happen, we will be watching what will occur in the US if we do not end our deficit spending and pay off our National Debt.  Socialist President Obama will add about $5 Trillion to our $16 Trillion National Debt in just his first term in office with no end in sight.   If Obama is allowed to continue down the path he is proposing, assuming the markets will allow it, which is not the case, another $10 Trillion will be added to our National Debt in the next ten years.   Long before, we will see the bankruptcy of the United States, riots on streets and civil strife.   We can't let any of this happen.

We have to sweep Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama out of office in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   All we need do is watch what is happening in Europe to see the end of our story if we don't make Obama a one term President.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  In the mean time, we will see the Melt Down of Europe in the next few months or years.      

Republicans Must Attract Latino Voters To Win

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party in general must devise a common sense plan to attract Latino voters to win in 2012 and 2014.  This means dealing with the illegal alien issue in a way that recognizes both reality and the need to stop illegal immigration.   Since most Latinos are Catholics, they are natural values voters that could help form a Republican majority for years to come.  This is all about common sense.   There are about 12 million illegal aliens living in America today.   The notion that these people should all be deported is ridiculous.  It will never happen, so why even suggest it.  

Instead,  Republicans must develop a workable plan that recognizes that the illegal alien population should be broken down into various categories requiring different solutions.  First, it should be said that we must secure our border above all else to stop illegal immigration and the drugs and perhaps Terrorists coming into our country.   The United States cannot continue being Mexico's welfare program because we are broke.   As such, illegal immigration has to stop.  

Next, we must accept that under current law children born in the United States to either legal residents or illegal aliens are citizens of the United States.  However, going forward, we must enact a Constitutional Amendment that clearly states that only children born to American parents are citizens of the United States.   This concept is in line with the laws of most of other countries, including Mexico.   The notion that anyone can come across our border illegally and have a child in the US, who is automatically an American citizen, is crazy.  This too has to stop.     

Any illegal alien that has been convicted of a crime in the United States, after serving time in jail, should be immediately deported upon release.   It is perfectly reasonable to ship criminals back to their home countries rather than allow them to reenter American society.   Deportation of criminals would be supported by Latinos living in the US since they are often the victims of these criminals.  

Illegal Aliens living with American children in the US should be provided Green Cards to make them legal resident aliens, provided they are willing to pay a sizable fine over a ten year period as a cost of that Green Card and they are not on any kind of public support.  After ten years, provided they have learned English, they should be allowed to apply for citizenship.   It is unrealistic to believe that we are going to deport current illegal aliens with American children any time soon.   That is just not going to happen.  As such, we must devise a plan that recognizes both that they have committed a crime by entering our country illegally, requiring a fine as restitution and a 10 year waiting period before they can attain American citizenship, provided they are self supporting.  

Illegal Aliens in the United States, without American children, should also be fined for entering our country illegally and given work permits as guest workers.  Those people should go through the normal immigration process, which means they must wait their turn in line just like immigrants from all other countries.    Going forward, we should implement this guest worker program to allow Mexicans, in particular, to enter our country legally, rather than illegally, with the understanding that this is not the path to citizenship for them, or potentially their children born in the United States.  

Finally, for better or worse, we must assist Mexico with economic development and destroying the drug cartels in that country.  Unfortunately, Mexico's problems become our problems because chaos in Mexico forces many to seek a better life in the United States.   We have to help Mexico create jobs in Mexico so that the need for illegal immigration is diminished.   This means assisting them with improving their educational system, perhaps even teaching English, to make Mexico more of a global player and logical trading partner with the US.    This goes beyond NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.

All of these ideas are just common sense and could be the basis for a Republican Plan to attract Latino voters.  Mitt Romney is a very smart guy.   He would make a very smart President; but it is not likely to happen if we can't attract Latinos to the Republican Party.   The Bloggers suggestions are a good way to make it happen.   The goal is to form a new Conservative Majority in the US by sweeping Socialists at all levels of government out of office in 2012 and 2014.  There is absolutely no reason Latinos should not be part of that Majority. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama Now Supports Gay Marriage

Socialist President Obama now supports Gay Marriage.  This is a departure from the 2008 campaign when Obama supported civil unions; saying that "marriage" was between a man and a woman.   Governor Mitt Romney supports civil unions, as the more nuanced position in recognition of the fact that 30 states have now enacted laws saying that marriage is between a man and a woman, even if the particular state has civil unions in place.   By the way, this Conservative Blogger can live with civil unions as a reasonable compromise while protecting "marriage" between a man and woman as a sacred 5,000 year old tradition that should remain as the foundation of our nation. 

This move by Obamanistas is another act of desperation as Obama continues to move farther to the left to secure campaign contributions and support from his PEEP's.  This means that Obamanistas recognize that they are losing Independents and even some old style blue collar Conservative Democrats in some key swing states.   And, since Obama has declared war on the Catholic Church and other Conservative Christian denominations, Obamanistas now figure why not go the whole way to solidify their base as their only hope of winning reelection.  

This strategy is going to backfire in states like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, all states Obama carried in 2008, where there are Conservative Catholic blue collar union members,  that do not support Gay Marriage.   Also North Carolina, which Obama also carried in 2008, is now in play.  Conservative Democrats will now see Obama as too radical.

But what can the President do?   Though Obama is raising plenty of money, Obamanistas are scared to death of Conservative Political Action Committees funded by Republican Billionaires.   The only way to counter this money is to lean on Hollywood and the left wing lame stream media; both of which support Gay Marriage and unlimited access to abortion, including partial birth abortion.

In fact, actor George Clooney is planning a $40,000 a plate dinner at his home for 150 to raise as much as $15 million in one night for Obama.   Obama needs more of these FAT CAT left wing dinners to raise that billion dollars needed for reelection.    The only way to get there is to move further to the left since Obama has made enemies of Wall Street,  Energy companies and corporate America.  

After all, whose bread you eat, whose song you sing.   Actually, this is a good thing.   At least the American people can clearly see the real Obama,  the left wing Socialist running for office.  It is pretty much the same Obama that ran in 2008; but now the emperor has no clothes.   This Blogger has been saying for more than two years that Obama is a far left Socialist that wants to "transform" our country into a European style secular Socialist nation.   Obama is a tax and spend, big government Socialist who is intentionally attempting to bankrupt our country to dramatically change our society.   We all need to stand up and say HELL NO. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  To do so, we must sweep secular Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office.   Gay Marriage is a side show.   Romney's position supporting civil unions providing Gay Americans the same protections and benefits as married people is sufficient.   We don't need to go farther than that.  Marriage between a man and a woman is a sacred institution.   Obama's reelection desperation is no reason to change a 5,000 year old tradition that should remain the foundation of our nation.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fixing The US Post Office

Unless there is radical change in US Post Office business practices, the Post will lose $21 Billion this year.  And of course, the American taxpayer will foot the bill.   The Post Office faces declining first class mail as most people use email and now pay their bills on line.   This trend has been accelerated by rising postal rates and stamps that may soon cost 50 cents to mail a first class letter.  This Blogger finally reached the tipping point as a result of rising stamp prices as we have automated most of our bill paying.  The Post Office, literally conceived by our Founding Fathers, is in many way obsolete as currently configured.

As a businessman, if I was in charge of the Post Office and if this whole discussion was not mired in politics, I would do the following to save a much smaller US Post Office:

Bring compensation and benefits for postal employees in line with employees in the private sector doing similar work.   That probably would mean a 30 - 40% cut in total compensation, if postal workers are paid similarly to other government employees.  This also means ending collective bargaining for postal workers, which should happen for all government employees. 

Close many, if not all, of the 13,000 rural small post offices entirely by setting up PO Boxes in grocery stores and automated machinery to sell stamps etc.   Mail would no longer be delivered in rural areas; but rather people living in those areas would be able to pick up their mail when they come to town to do shopping.  These centers would also be a drop off point for self service stamped packages.   No doubt, this would result in laying off thousands of postal employees; but the fact is that these rural post offices are not sustainable.  Closing these rural locations,  would still leave about 18,000 Post Office locations throughout the country.

Eliminate express mail entirely.  FedEX, UPS and perhaps other companies that would spring up can handle all the express mail in the country.   Again, this would result in postal employee lay off's; but the reality is that the private sector is better able to handle express mail than the US Post Office.   These employees can find jobs in the private sector. 

All of these cuts would allow the Post Office to lower the cost of stamps and first class mail so that perhaps the decline in activity will be slowed.  But if not, the Post Office needs to shrink to operate in accordance with its revenue streams. 

Let's face it.   With the exception of the military, which also wastes a lot of money, government rarely operates efficiently.  The Post Office is a poster child of inefficiency.  If the Post Office was privately owned, it would be bankrupt and or, many of the changes listed by this Blogger would have happened long ago to insure the survival of the organization.  Unfortunately,  instead of implementing solid business practices, Dinosaur Members of both political parties are likely to vote to bail out the Post Office with our money.  It makes no sense, by they will do it anyway.  

The US Post Office is just one more out dated example of government waste that is bankrupting our country.   It is another reason we need to elect real Conservatives that support bold ideas to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep.  The Post Office can be fixed; but not with business as usual solutions.   The US Post Office is symthomatic of big government waste.   It is just one more reason, we must take back our country to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life.  

Republican Senator Lugar Loses Primary

80 year old, Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana lost his primary battle to Richard Mourdock, Indiana's State Treasurer.   Despite being outspent by 3 to 1 and having the support of the Republican establishment, Mourdock supported by the Tea Party, was able to take down this 6 term Senator, who did not even maintain a residence in Indiana any longer.  Though a moderate Conservative, Lugar had a long history of "reaching across the aisle" to work with Socialists to advance Socialist creep, during his term in office. 

Lugar also consistently voted to steal from the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for annual government operating expenses and to increase our National Debt to the $16 Trillion we have today.  Lugar was part of the problem in Washington DC, he was not part of the solution. 

Lugar had to go to send a message to all Republicans.   The Republican Party is the Conservative Party of America.   As such, moderates or RINOS, willing to "compromise" with Socialists must be purged from the Party.   It is these Republicans that have been complicit in creating the financial mess we face today.   It is these Republicans, in the last 100 years, that have allowed the Socialist creep we must now roll back to protect our freedom and prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   Republican, politicians for life, that have been go along to get along kind of guys have to go.   

Richard Lugar is 80 years old and since there are no Congressional term limits, he was running for his 7th term in office.   Enough is enough.  Lugar was not a bad guy and even had a 77% Conservative voting record; but the fact is that living in Washington DC for 36 years means he was not really a resident of Indiana anymore as evidenced by the fact that he did not even have a home there.   They had to use the family farm as his address just to allow him to run for reelection.  Lugar lived in Washington DC and will likely die in Washington DC.  Lugar was a member of the permanent political class feeding at the trough. 

We need citizen politicians, as was intended by our Founding Fathers, not politicians for life living off the fat of the land.  Since these characters will never willingly give up office, we need Congressional Term Limits to make it happen.   Richard Lugar's primary loss is a shot across the bow to other Republican elected officials.   The Republican Party should stand for free market capitalism, lower taxes, less regulations, a balance budget and Constitutional Amendment to guarantee it, term limits, 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.   Republicans that do not fully support these ideals must be defeated so that we can get our country back on track.

Monday, May 7, 2012

European Union and Euro Dead

With the election of Socialist Francois Hollande in France as President and electoral chaos in Greece, it is becoming clearer by the day that the European Union and the EURO, as we know them today are dead.   There just isn't the will in Europe to end cradle to grave welfare entitlements and deficit spending that are bankrupting these countries.   Hollande plans to restore the retirement age from 62, enacted by Nicolas Sarkozy, to 60.  Given longer life spans today, that is ridiculous. 

Hollande wants to continue deficit spending to hire more government workers and continue increasing entitlements, pushing a balanced budget further and further out to years from now, in the name of stimulating growth.   Of course, like in Obama's Socialist Schemes, a balanced budget will never come.  Hollande also wants to raise taxes on the "rich", the job creators, who he defines as those earning more than one million Euros a year, to confiscate 75% of their income.   Sound familiar.  Hollande, like Obama, is playing the Class Warfare game. 

Hollande's program is Socialist President Obama's program and we see the end result in the US.  High unemployment, home foreclosures, a lower standard of living and misery for millions of Americans.   The same thing will happen in France if Francois Hollande is allowed to prevail.   

There are already 400,000 French citizens living in Britain to avoid French taxation and stifling bureaucracy as it is.   Many of the remaining 3,000 French citizens, earning more than one million Euros a year are likely to vote with their feet to avoid this crazy level of taxation.   Socialists all over the world, including President Obama, just don't get it.  

The rich have options.   They will move to avoid confiscation of their assets producing a diminishing return for the taxing authority attempting to fleece them.  France will actually generate less in tax revenues if Hollande attempts to raise taxes because it will retard the growth of their economy and the rich will just leave the country. 

And, Hollande wants more crazy French laws governing employment in France.  Keep in mind, the French only work 35 hours a week and get 5 - 6 weeks off a year, when they do work, making France one of the least productive countries in the world.  Requiring more employee benefits, or time off will just push more jobs overseas.  Sadly, France will experience years of slow growth and high unemployment as a result of Hollande's Socialist Schemes. 

And, at some point both the Germans and the markets will say enough and no more.   France's credit rating has already been down graded once, with more to come, if Hollande moves forward with his plans.  This will make borrowing more expensive and only add to the problems facing France.

Greece is a basket case.   Voters there have voted for fringe parties, including the Nazi Party, that oppose any cuts in spending, or entitlements.   Greece will ultimately default on its debt, which will lead to the break up of the European Union and the end of the EURO as we know it today.  It is very possible that Greece, Portugal, Italy, France, perhaps even Ireland and other countries in the European Union will be thrown out of the EU.

While the Euro may remain as a common currency for remaining countries, there is no way the Euro will survive all of this because the Germans will not continue to foot the bill for this reckless deficit spending and continuation of unsustainable entitlements.  It is what it is. 

Europe's only path to economic growth and job creation is cutting government spending, taxes and regulations.   Instead, many of these countries plan to increase government spending, regulations and taxes.  This is a sure path to a Depression in Europe.  It is already happening in some countries.  Spain and Greece have 25% unemployment.   That is a Depression not a Recession.   Overall, unemployment in the Euro zone is above 10% and growing.  This is happening because they are combining austerity in some countries with higher taxes and more regulations.  This is a recipe for economic failure. 

That is a double whammy.  European countries need to get unsustainable entitlements under control so they do need more austerity; but unless they also cut taxes and regulations to stimulate economic growth and job creation in the private sector, there will negative, or very low GDP growth.  It is already happening is some countries.   This is Economics 101.  The European Union and the EURO are dead.   The only question now is what will come next.