Saturday, June 30, 2012

No More Compromise With Socialists

There are some in the Republican Party who assert that the GOP has moved too far to the right as a result of the Tea Party Movement.   As a Conservative, I would argue that the Republican Party, since the establishment of the income tax under the Wilson Presidency, has been complicit in 100 years of Socialist Creep that is bankrupting our country.   Republicans have been all too eager to "reach across the aisle" to establish unsustainable entitlements because it was their ticket to reelection.   Those Republicans should be challenged in primaries and sent into retirement. 

Today, when Conservatives say no more compromise with Democrats, who are really Socialists in the European tradition, it is because compromise has led to a $16 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight.  Bringing an end to deficit spending and paying off our National Debt are always tomorrow's goal that is never achieved.  Further, it is not that all levels of government don't tax too much.  It is that all levels of government spend too much.  The waste and redundancy that exist in all levels of government are legend and well documented. 

Yet, nothing is ever done to stop it because politicians of both parties use spending to win elections.  Bringing home the bacon is bankrupting our country.  Giving politicians even more of our hard earned money is counter productive.  In all cases, we will spend our money more wisely when making free market decisions than politicians funding more government Solyndras with our hard earned money. 

About 40% of our Gross Domestic Product is spent to support local, state and federal government, crowding out the private sector needed to restore economic growth and create real long term jobs.  Of that amount, under President Obama, federal spending has grown to 25% of GDP, the highest level since World War II.  We need to get federal spending back down to the more traditional level of 18% of GDP, by eliminating redundant programs, agencies, departments and 500,000 federal civilian employees out of the current 2.65 million, through normal attrition, not lay off's.  Further, we must bring total compensation, benefits and pensions for government workers in line with what is common in the private sector, rather than continuing to pay 40% more than what is common in the private sector.  

Conservative Republicans believe there is a place for limited government, as originally intended by our Founding Fathers, particularly as it relates to national defense.  It is the over reach of government, as in ObamaCare, into every aspect of daily life that we oppose because it is a threat to our freedom and well being.  As such, more compromise with Socialists, that further expands the role of government, is not an option.  To get our country back on track, we need to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep.  That does not mean that we support dirty air and water, starving poor children, or throwing granny over a cliff as maliciously asserted by Socialists.   What we do support is rational entitlement, tax, regulations, environmental reform and energy policy to make the United States energy independent.   There is nothing radical about these concepts that are just old fashioned common sense. 

Conservatives support liberty, faith, family, common decency and country.  We believe in free market capitalism because it has produced more wealth for more people than any other system in human history.  For that very same reason, we reject Obama's Socialism that has only led to misery, poverty, a lower standard of living and in some cases even murder where ever and when ever it has been tried in the world.  Conservatives strive to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  As such, there can be no further compromise that threatens these ideals.  We have finally drawn a line in the sand that can no longer be crossed. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

US Federal Government - Threat To Our Freedom

The biggest threat to freedom in the United States comes not from a foreign enemy; but rather from the enemy within, our Federal Government and 100 years of Socialist Creep.   The Supreme Court, upholding ObamaCare on the basis of the General Welfare Clause of the Constitution and the Federal Government's unlimited taxing authority, tells us clearly that we must take back our country.   Between the Federal Government's taxing authority and the Commerce Clause in the Constitution regulating interstate commerce, we know now that the Federal Government, when controlled by Socialists, in particular, is a clear and present danger to our freedom and in the case of health care, even our lives.   

ObamaCare is just one of many steps along the road to Obama's goal of transforming our country into a European style Socialist nation.   ObamaCare is nothing more than redistribution of income from the Makers in society to the Takers in the name of "social justice".   If President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are allowed to implement ObamaCare, they will be emboldened to go much further in a second Obama Administration.  Their real goal is to confiscate wealth and assets through a variety of taxes, penalities and fees.   In doing so, since they HATE free market capitalism and liberty,  they want to destroy American business and replace it with an even bigger, more intrusive Federal Government than we have today in order to continue feeding at the trough to control all aspect of daily life. 

Socialists and Communists hate personal freedom and Individualism.   Socialists often speak of the collective good and deny that it is individual freedom that has made the United States the great country that it is today.   In fact, Socialist ideology, as practiced by President Obama, has always led to misery, poverty, a lower standard of living and even murder, where ever and when ever it has been implemented any where in the world.    It is for this reason that President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress, often referred to as "Progressives" by the lame stream, left wing media are a clear and present danger to our nation and our freedom.   Let there be no doubt that these people are Socialists, not Progressives, or old style Democrats and some of them are even Communists.  

We have to take back our country by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014.   We must elect Mitt Romney, President of the United States and take control of both Houses of Congress by electing Conservatives committed to limited government.  Once done, the first order of business is REPEALING ObamaCare and replacing it with common sense, market driven health care reform.   But, we must go further by enacting a Constitutional Amendment limiting Federal Taxing Authority and the use of the Commerce Clause.  

The Supreme Court, upholding ObamaCare on the basis of the Federal Government's unlimited taxing authority, when combined with the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, both of which have been interpreted liberally over the years to dramatically expand the power of the Federal Government at the expense of our freedom, must be limited.   As such, we must create additional checks and balances related to Federal Government taxing authority, through a Constitutional Amendment that would require approval by three fourths of the states to raise Federal taxes of any kind.  If this Constitutional Amendement had been in place, ObamaCare never would have been enacted since ObamaCare raises taxes on the American people by $500 Billion, without our consent.   

We should fear the Federal Government as a serious threat to our freedom.  We have to put on our hip boots to drain the swamp in Washington DC and many state capitols.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to begin rolling back 100 years of Socialist Creep and the power of the Federal Government.   We have to end the intrusion into all aspects of daily life by the Federal Government.   We must rise up as we did in 2010 to elect Tea Party Conservatives.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our chidlren and grandchildren.  Many have fought and died on foreign lands to preserve our freedom.   We now have to fight with the same vigilence, using our check books to support limited government Conservatives to take back our country. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

ObamaCare - Focus On REPEAL & Replace

Since the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare, by a 5 to 4 vote, not on the basis of the Commerce Clause in the Constitution; but rather as a result of the federal goverment's taxing authority, we must now focus on the complete REPEAL of this odious legislation and intrusion into our lives.  Ironically, when President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress rammed through ObamaCare in the middle of the night, without members of Congress even reading this 2,700 page monstronsity, they claimed that the penalities in the law were not a new tax; but rather just penalties for not buying insurance.  Then when Obama sent his attorney to court to defend ObamaCare, they argued that in fact it was a tax because they knew that the Mandate requiring that all Americans buy insurance could not be defended under the Commerce Clause.  

So now at least we know that Obama raised taxes on the Middle Class to pay for this new entitlement that will bankrupt our country and result in much higher medical premiums for the Makers in our society to benefit the Takers.  As the subject of another Blog posting, we will have to examine the unlimited taxing authority of the Federal government as a serious threat to our freedom.  In any case, the IRS is now the enforcer, or Gestapo, empowered to come after people that just say NO.  Further, Obama cut Medicare by $500 billion and ultimately eliminated the Medicare Advantage Program benefiting 22 million Senior Citizens.   Doctors receive so little in Medicare reimbursements that many will not take Medicare patients at all, which will lead to rationing of care for Senior Citizens.   In addition, there is $500 Billion in assorted new taxes in ObamaCare that again will hit the Middle Class.   

President Pinnocchio Obama lies when he says that people will not lose their current health insurance as a result of ObamaCare.    30% of companies have already indicated that they will drop health care coverage for their employees and simply pay the $2,000 fine for each employee as much cheaper than providing medical benefits.  When that happens and it will happen, employees will have to buy medical insurance through state exchanges with after tax dollars.   Some will get government subsidies, while others will experience huge increases in cost.   It is what it is. 

Governor Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are committed to REPEALING ObamaCare and replacing it with common sense health care solutions that deal with pre-existing conditions, medical malpractice lawsuits that drive up costs, the ability to buy insurance across state lines to provide for more competition and the ability for smaller companies to buy insurance in large groups, or associations.  No doubt, if Republicans gain control, Medicaid will be done as a block grant to the states allowing them to best deal with providing medical care for the poor.  

We have to take back our country.   ObamaCare is another Socialist intrusion into our daily lives that is unacceptible.   We don't need or want government coming between our doctors and ourselves.    ObamaCare will lead to rationing, death panels and a lower quality of medical care.   In Britian, it can take 18 weeks to get a Doctor's appointment and that is considered good.  If ObamaCare is allowed to stand,  we will lose control of our personal health care decisions.   We can't allow that to happen.  

The only way to get rid of ObamaCare is to make Obama a one term President and gain complete control of the Congress.  Obama thinks this matter is settled as a result of the Supreme Court decision.  HELL NO.   The Supreme Court decision will energize the Tea Party Movement to elect Conservatives to take back our country.   Hundreds of millions of dollars will now be donated to elect Mitt Romney and other Conservatives.   We are in a long battle to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep.  Be assured the war is not over.   In fact, the war has just begun. 

We must sweep Socialists, at all levels of governemnt, including Presdient Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014 to take back our country.   We can do it.  We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We have to put on our hip boots to drain the swamp in Washingtion DC and many state capitols.  It is dirty, strinky, hard work; but we are going to get the job done.    ObamaCare must be REPEALED.   

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Socialist Indoctrination In Our Public Schools

About 90% of American children and young adults attend public elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.   Public Education used be the means of creating the Melting Pot that made America both great and different than other countries as people from all over the world came to the United States to become Americans.   When Public Education was conceived, there was never a question that all would be taught English, as our national language and further be immersed in our national values of liberty, free market capitalism, faith, family and country.   In the last 100 years of Socialist Creep and particularly since the advent of teacher unions in the last 40 years, that has all changed. 

When this Blogger attended a public university in California from 1967 - 1978, about half of my professors were politically right of center and the rest were moderates; not left wing zealots.   Before that, while in elementary and secondary schools in California, I have no idea as to the political inclinations of my teachers because they taught me various subjects without political commentary.   And further, when I graduated from Cal State with degrees in both History and Political Science and a Standard Secondary Teaching Credential,  we were taught in our Education classes that the role of the teacher was always to present both sides of any issue to motivate critical thinking.  To do that, the teacher was not supposed to express a political opinion.  For years, that was considered good teaching.  

By the time I left the classroom in 1979 and for all the years since then,  good teaching and good education has been transformed into indoctrination.   I saw this during the six years I spent teaching in inner city public schools in Los Angeles as the teacher unions, run by left wing Socialists, took over the public schools.  The same thing happened in our colleges and universities.  So for the past 40 years, American kids and young adults have been fed politically correct, radical left wing ideology as truth.   Kids have been taught that big Socialist government is good.  Business and free market capitalism are bad.  The poor are poor because the rich are rich. 

Radical environmentalism is good even if it destroys jobs and communities.  Unlimited access to abortion on demand, including partial birth abortion, even for minors without parental consent is a woman, or young girl's right to choose because life does not begin at conception.   Race, gender and sexual orientation discrimination is rampant and the reason bad things happen to good people.  Naturally, the unions have taught kids that teacher unions are critical to their education, which is the reason we often see kids protesting in the streets when teachers go on strike.   Of course, this is all a bunch of left wing baloney.  It is nothing less than brain washing. 

No matter what you may hear from Socialists and teacher unions feeding at the trough, the United States spends more on public education than any other nation in the world; yet we produce poor results.   30% of Americans kids never graduate from high school.  That percentage is even higher in the inner cities.  A very high percentage of American kids cannot read at grade level.   Most high school and university students that do graduate leave school without a marketable job skill.  This may be the reason that 50% of university graduates today can't find a job.  They don't know how to do anything valuable.  And, since these kids have spent years being indoctrinated, rather than educated, they are not particularly well educated either.  

This all has to change.   We have got to get back to educating our young people.  Parents need to become more active in our public schools so that when we see indoctrination, we demand that it stop.  No teacher, whether left wing, or right wing has a right to present their ideology as truth.   We do need to teach English in our schools as our national language as a unifying force.  We do need to teach right from wrong, rather than situational ethics.  Finally, the values represented in the 10 Commandments are universal truths that should be the foundation of good teaching and education without reference to any particular religion.   Thou shalt not lie, cheat, steal or murder are pretty basic ideas. Honor thy father and thy mother is also pretty basic.  

Young people, educated in public institutions, tend to vote for Socialists because of the constant Anti American indoctrination they receive on a daily basis.   Sadly, this indoctrination is happening at the expense of their education.   People with money, or willing to make sacrifices, can put their kids in private schools to avoid this indoctrination.   Poor families have no such choice, which is the reason we must support School Vouchers and choice so that poor families can get their kids out of failing public schools, staffed by indoctrinators, rather than good teachers.   Socialists, including President Obama and his pals in Congress, oppose School Choice and Vouchers because they want more dues paying union teachers to contribute to Socialist campaigns and because they want to continue this left wing indoctrination.   All of this is down right criminal and will not change as long as Socialists remain in office.  

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 and that includes taking back our public schools that are such a mess.   Our nation cannot be competitive as long as our teachers seek to indoctrinate, rather than educate.   Socialists are free to believe whatever they want.  They are not free to spew their ideology in our public schools as though what they believe is truth.   Remember, Socialists will lie, cheat or steal to remain in office feeding at the trough.   Teacher unions are feeding at the trough like no other group in our society.   As such, they continue to indoctrinate our children so that they will vote for Socialist candidates that support teacher unions and other left wing causes.  It has to stop. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

US & Europe - Living On Credit Cards

The United States and Europe are living on credit cards, rolling over their National Debt each month as if they were a person using one credit card to pay off another credit card never actually dealing with paying off the debt.   Once politicians figured out that they could borrow to pay for unsustainable, promised entitlements to buy elections and wars around the world, it has been non stop borrowing and deficit spending.   Socialist President Obama has added $5 Trillion to our $16 Trillion National Debt in just his first term in office, with no end in sight, more than any other President in American history.  European countries are facing the cliff as Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece each have entitlements, promised as part of their nanny state and a National Debt that is imploding on them. 

Politicians that have been borrowing and deficit spending for years, including President Obama, are calling for more borrowing.   We see the end result.  Spain is facing interest rates of 7% in a 2% market, which is impossible. Greece will run out of money in July and not be able to borrow in the market at all.  The European Central Bank will have to give Greece billions of Euros more to prevent financial chaos and riots in Greece, which will happen anyway.  It appears that Ireland will need more money too after they already received more than hundred billion Euros several months ago.  Spain, with 25% unemployment, will be back at the trough after receiving more than 120 billion Euros to save their banks.  Italy, where they still make shoes, will be the next shoe to drop because their National Debt exceeds 125% of their Gross Domestic Product. 

Greece will be thrown out of the Euro, even if it remains in the Euro Zone because it represents such a small percentage of the European economy that at some point it will make no sense to throw good money after bad.  Greece will then go back to using the drachma, their original currency and then they will default on their debt, which impact mostly European banks in Germany, France and Britain, all of which will require government bail outs.  Germany will attempt to contain the contagion to save Italy and Spain,  the third and fourth largest economies in Western Europe; but that will be tough.  Ireland and Portugal, again much smaller economies, may be forced to abandon the Euro, going back to their original currencies, only to default on their debt, as well.  

The fact is that it will be impossible to keep using a credit card to roll over all this debt.  This is no different than any person, mired in debt, that eventually must file bankruptcy because the balloon just bursts.   The day of reckoning is coming in Europe, as well.  The Germans will have to pick winners and losers to save their economy and what is left of the Euro Zone and the Euro.  As the saying goes, if we don't act to prevent the same scenario from happening in the United States and soon, there go us. 

Socialist President Obama wants to double down and continue adding to our National Debt.  Obama is pushing for more deficit spending SwindleUS Plans to support government workers.   We are now borrowing 40 cents on every dollar spent by the federal government.  This borrowing amounts to $4 Billion a day that is being added to our $16 Trillion National Debt.   Since Obama can't run for reelection on his failed record, Obama is telling the American people that Republicans support dirty air and water, starving poor kids and throwing granny over a cliff when we push for responsible spending cuts and entitlement reform.   Obama is a real drama queen and President Pinnochio, that's for sure. 

The reality is that we must cut federal government spending by a common sense elimination of redundant programs, agencies, departments and 500,000 civilian employees through normal attrition not lay off's.  We must bring total compensation, benefits and pensions for government employees in line with what is common in the private sector.  Doing these things alone will save Billions of dollars each year.  Next, we must reform entitlements.  Retirement age for full benefits for those under 55 years old, must go up to 68 years old because people are living so much longer.  Even though the rich have paid for Medicare many times over,  in order to protect the poor, Medicare must be means tested so that those that can afford to pay more are paying for at least 50% of their Medicare benefits.   And, we must secure our border.   We cannot continue being Mexico's Welfare Program.

We have to squeeze the rampant fraud out of Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Welfare.   Those that can work should be cut off these programs.  And Medicaid should be block granted to the states, not based on an endless supply of money; but rather what we can afford.   Finally, ObamaCare which is now projected to cost about double what was originally estimated must be repealed in it entirely because we cannot afford another new entitlement that will bankrupt the federal and state governments.  

If we don't do these things and soon, the United States is destined to become another Greece, which will result in civil strife on our streets and a loss of our national sovereignty.   We can't let that happen.  The Ryan Budget is a good starting point to begin this process; but it is only the beginning.   We will have to go further to bring back sound fiscal management to our country.   Of course, none of this will happen as long as Socialists remain in government, which is the reason we must sweep them all out of office, including President Obama, in 2012 and 2014.  

We must do this to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   We must do this to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We cannot allow the United States to turn into Greece.   We have to drain the swamp in Washington DC and many state capitals to take back our country.   So put your hip boots on and get your check books out to support Conservatives across the country to get the job done. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Romney & Obama - A Stark Choice For America

For the first time in many elections, there is a stark choice for the Presidency in 2012.   Socialist President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney have a very different vision for America.  Obama is a left wing, big government, tax and spend Socialist in the European tradition, not an old style American Democrat.   Romney is a born again, free market, center right, Conservative.   Obama believes that government is the solution to all our problems.   Romney correctly sees government as the problem, not the solution.   

Unfortunately for Obama, we now see the end result of his Socialist schemes in his first four years in office.   $5 Trillion added to our $16 Trillion National Debt, more than any other President in American history, with no end in sight.   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.  The poverty rate is up under Obama.   46 million Americans are on Food Stamps, up 26 million since Obama took office.  Many Americans continue to lose their homes to foreclosure.  Energy prices are up.  Our economy is a mess and getting worse by the day. 

The notion of Obama running on Hope and Change again is impossible.  That ship has sailed.  As a result, Obama must use divisive politics in a desperate to attempt to win reelection because he is a failure.  And, like all Socialists, Obama will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office to continue feeding at the trough.   Obama's TelePrompTer speeches are full of propaganda and lies.   Obama is President Pinocchio; that's for sure.

Mitt Romney has it right on all the issues.  We need tax reform and elimination of job killer regulations.   We need a 50 year, all of the above, energy plan to make the United States energy independent, which includes building the Keystone Pipeline and bringing down the cost of energy for all Americans.  ObamaCare must be repealed because we cannot afford another trillion dollar entitlement program.   We must balance our budget and pay off our National Debt to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States and maintain our national sovereignty.  

To do so, we must shrink the size of the federal government from Obama's 25% of GDP to no more than 18%, in addition to bringing total compensation, benefits and pensions of government workers in line with private sector practices.  We must deal with China and other countries to insure fair trade and protection of intellectual property.   We must secure our border because we cannot continue being Mexico's welfare system.  We must maintain an American military that is second to none in the world to guarantee our national security.   This is all just common sense; but none of it will happen as long as President Obama and his Socialist pals in government remain in office.  

In 2012 and 2014, the American electorate will face a stark choice; more intrusive government Socialism, or Limited Government and freedom, as it was intended by our Founding Fathers when they drafted the Constitution of the United States.   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.  Given the choice of Socialist President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, it is very clear that we must make Obama a one term President and Romney the next President of the United States.   So put on your hip boots and get your check books out because we have to drain the swamp in Washington DC and many state capitals.  It will be hard, dirty, stinky work; but we have to get the job done.    

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Case Against Public Employee Unions

The number of Americans that belong to unions in the private sector has been declining for years.   The reason is that as unions impacting business demanded higher and higher wages and benefits,  their jobs were shipped overseas, or eliminated entirely as a result of automation and robotics.  So in essence, while unions in general are usually job killers, at least in the private sector, their impact is mitigated by global competition and innovation.  And, the reality is that the original reason for unions, as they began in the early 20th century, to get better working conditions, benefits and job security are less of an issue today as most employers already provide good working conditions and benefits, as a matter of course, to retain talented employees in the jobs that remain in the United States.   

As unions in the private sector have declined, Socialists in the United States focused on unionizing the public sector in order to continue feeding at the trough.   Socialist President Franklin Roosevelt was against public sector unions for the very reasons we see today; the vicious circle between public sector unions and their ability to influence elections to achieve higher and higher compensation, benefits and gold plated pension plans that are bankrupting our country.   Originally, government workers were governed by civil service commissions charged with recommending compensation and benefits and rules related to working conditions and job security.  In the last 40 years that all changed as government workers were given the right to organize and collective bargaining by Socialist Presidents and Congresses. 

As a result, today government workers earn compensation, benefits and pensions that on average are 40% higher than what is typical for the same work in the private sector.  Of course, this is all at tax payer expense and or is in the 40 cents of every dollar that is borrowed to fund the federal government.   There are currently 2.65 million federal civilian employees working in various redundant agencies, commissions and departments managing many over lapping programs that are fraught with fraud and abuse wasting billions of tax payer dollars each year.   Once a program becomes law, it is rarely eliminated because it would impact the union employees tied to the program, even if there are 10 other programs just like it.

Public Employee Unions see the American tax payer as an unlimited source of their income and benefits.   It does not matter to them that government workers earn 40% more than their counterparts in the private sector, or that today we have a $16 Trillion National Debt and billions more at state debt to pay their salaries and benefits, Public Employee Unions would have the government tax and borrow more to keep the gravy train in place.   In addition, there is about $3 Trillion in unfunded federal and state pension liability sitting out there waiting to explode on the American people to provide government workers their gold plated pensions; many of whom are not in the Social Security system.  In fact, many government workers will receive 100% of their last salary as their pensions, when the maximum Social Security pension is about $2,600 a month no matter what your life time income, if you get it at all.    

Clearly, something is very wrong with this picture.   This has all happened because Public Employee Unions contribute about $500 million to Socialist campaigns every election cycle to keep the gravy train in place.  Whose bread you eat, whose song you sing.   Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama, are owned, lock stock and barrel by Public Employee Unions.  This is the reason why Obama continues to argue for more Cops, Firemen and Teachers.   Obama wants more dues paying government workers to support Socialist campaigns.  And, it is also the reason it is almost impossible to fire an incompetent government worker.  Well dah!!

Government workers should be free to organize; but we must end collective bargaining.   Compensation, benefits and pensions should be bench marked with what is commonly provided by Mid Sized companies in the US; those with revenues of $10 million dollars to $1 billion.   By taking the mid point of what is commonly provided by these companies, government workers would then receive compensation and benefits in keeping with what is common in the private sector.   There would be nothing to negotiate.  It is what it is.   There are already employment laws on the books, at both the federal and state levels, that provide other protections related to working conditions, job security etc so again no need to negotiate any of these rules either. 

Most important, Public Employee Unions (not private sector unions) should be prohibited from making campaign contributions of any kind because it is a horrendous conflict of interest.  Individual public employee union members would be free to contribute to campaigns, or PAC's just like all other Americans, but Public Employee Unions cannot be allowed to make contributions to support the very same people that are their employers and bosses.   We see the corruption that this causes and it must end.  It is very easy to make a case against Public Employee Unions.  The best argument of all is the $16 Trillion National Debt and $3 Trillion pension liability sitting out there with no end in sight.   As a country, we can no longer allow Public Employee Unions to continue bankrupting our nation.  It has to stop. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Student Loans Are Not In The Bill Of Rights

There are about a Trillion dollars in Student Loans outstanding.  The US taxpayer is on the hook for those loans in the event of default.   Socialist President Obama is talking about loan forgiveness and cutting the interest rate on these loans, which again would be subsidized by the American taxpayer.  The question is why?  Student loans are not in the Bill of Rights.  While it is true that those with a university education will do better in life than a high school graduate, or drop out, why should all American taxpayers be on the hook as the guarantor for all these loans.  Again, this is another issue where common sense should prevail; but don't count on it as long as Socialists are in government. 

First, if a student needs a loan to pursue higher education and that student has middle, or upper class parents, those parents should co-sign for the loan making them responsible in the event their kid turns out to be a dead beat.  Under no circumstances in these cases should taxpayers share in any liability for these loans.   The federal government and through it we taxpayers should only assume liability for the poorest of poor kids in the event of default.  It is in our collective interests that these poor kids get a good education so that they don't end up on Welfare, Food Stamps or Medicaid.  But even then, federal guarantees should be conditioned on legal status within the United States, no criminal record, or drug convictions. 

Student loans are another example of Socialist government gone wild in the Socialist quest to redistribute income from the Makers to the Takers.  We The People have no obligation to pay for higher education for the kids of middle, or upper class parents.    These people chose to have their little darlings and with that choice should come financial liability for them.   Contrary to Socialist President Obama and his wife Michelle, who both used Student Loans to get through university, this Blogger worked his way through school.  Since my parents could provide no help, it never dawned on me that it should be any other way.  Both Barack and Michelle Obama grew up in Middle Class homes.   If they chose not to work their way through school, their parents, or in the case of the President, his grandparenta as legal guardians should have been on the hook for those loans in the event of default, not the American taxpayer. 

Socialist President Obama wants to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,000 if single, or $250,000 a year if married to pay for all his Socialist Schemes.   There is so much fraud, waste and abuse at all levels of government that it makes no sense to give Socialist politicians even more of our hard earned money to squander.   It is not that government taxes too little.  It is that government spends too much.  American tax payers are paying several Trillion dollars a year in local, state and federal taxes and fees.   Enough is enough.  Government must learn to live within our means.   

Yet, all levels of government are struggling to balance their budgets and avoid deficit spending.  HELLO, elected politicians of both political parties, it is time to cut spending and get government employee compensation, benefits and pensions in line with what is common in the private sector.  Raising taxes, which will not generate more revenues because tax increases change behaviors.  If fact, tax increases on paper would be counter productive by providing a false sense of revenue generation, preventing the cuts that need to happen.  

For the best proof, just look to bankrupt California.   California has among the highest taxes in the country on paper.  Yet, Socialist Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown is attempting to raise taxes even further next November by initiative.  If tax increases are approved, it will cause even more Makers to leave the state full of Takers.  Even with high taxes, on paper, California has a $16 Billion deficit with no end in sight because the state is controlled by public employee unions and Socialists feeding at the trough.  The Socialist answer to every problem in America is higher taxes, never real spending cuts.

We have to take back our country to prevent what is happening in California from being our national story.   Student loans are just the tip of a huge iceberg of entitlements requiring reform.  The United States is heading toward bankruptcy at the hands of Socialists at all levels of government.   As such, we must work hard to sweep these 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 preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  In the mean time, watch Socialist President Obama pander to kids with student loans.  Obama will promise them lower interest rates and loan forgiveness, at our expense, to buy votes.  So what's new.   

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama's Fast & Furious Cover Up

After struggling with incompetent Attorney General Eric Holder for more than 18 months to get the facts about Fast and Furious,  the government's failed scheme that resulted in more than 2,000 guns, including automatic weapons, being sold to the Mexican Drug Cartel,  the House Panel investigating this scandal finally voted to issue a Contempt of Congress citation on Holder.   This whole episode could just be listed under the "stupid" category of government fiascoes, except for the fact that two American border guards and several hundred Mexicans have been killed with these guns.  Holder, who is an Obama political hack and lackey, has been doing everything he can for the past 18 months to deny the House Panel the documents and other information they need to get to the bottom of this fiasco. 

Finally, at the last minute, upon Holder's request, following in the foot steps of Richard Nixon, the President invoked Executive Privilege to deny Congress the information they are requesting.   Now, it appears where there is smoke, there must to fire.  To this date, it was believed that the White House and or Obama's political operatives had no involvement with this scandal.  But now that the President has invoked Executive Privilege, we must assume that the President, or others in the White House had some involvement, after all.   Like in Watergate, it is no longer just about the scandal; now the focus will shift to the cover up.  Even the lame, stream left wing media will have to cover the story, which they ignored to date. 

Oh what a tangled web they weave when the practice to deceive.   Remember, Socialists will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office feeding at the trough.  Whatever Obamanistas are trying to hide, it ties directly to the upcoming election.  Obama's campaign staff does not want this information coming out before the election in November because it would embarrass the President and perhaps even be explosive.    Who knows??  Clearly, invoking Executive Privilege, which normally is supposed to happen in cases of National Security, or related to other sensitive issues concerning the President, or the operation of the White House should not have been used in this instance since supposedly the President had nothing to do with Fast and Furious.  

In fact, Obama claims that neither he nor Holder gave the order to implement Fast and Furious.  So if not them, then who did give the order.  This is really a case of what did the President and Attorney General know and when did they know it.   Further, who the hell is running the store in the Obama Administration.  As a result, many including the Border Guard union have called for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.   If Holder ordered Fast and Furious to occur and or if he knew nothing about it, either way the buck stops with him.  Holder has to go. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States by electing a competent President, with the experience to be President.  Everyone knows that Obama did not have the experience to be President.   In Holder's case, while on paper he does have the experience to be Attorney General, he is such a Socialist political hack, that it prevents him from being effective.    We have to put on our hip boots and drain the swamp in Washington DC and many state capitals.  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.  Fast and Furious is just one more fiasco demonstrating why we must sweep these incompetent Socialists, at all levels of government, out of office.  Our survival of our nation depends on our success in 2012 and 2014.    

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Socialists & Interest Group Politics

Socialism everywhere always leads to poverty, misery, a lower standard of living and in some cases murder.   We see the end result of President Obama's Socialists Schemes, in his first term in office; high unemployment, 11,000 new regulations to control every aspect of daily life, the highest foreclosure rate in American history and $5 Trillion added to our $16 Trillion National Debt, more than by any other President in American history.   As a result, Obama cannot run for reelection on his failed record.  Instead, he must seek to divide our nation by playing interest group politics.  Let me count the ways. 

Obama preaches Class Warfare, pitting the Makers in our society, against the Takers; his Peeps, those on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, the illegal alien lobby, trial lawyers, radical left wing women and environmentalists, Hollywood types and crony capitalists, many of whom are feeding at the trough.   The reality is that the poor in the US are not poor because the rich are rich.  Despite spending Trillions of dollars on the poor since the passage of Great Society legislation in 1965 and Trillions more on education, more than any other country in the world, the poor are poor because they often have babies out of wedlock, are poorly educated and have no marketable jobs skills.  Of course, you will never here these facts from Obama because he needs to practice the politics of envy to win reelection. 

Obama declared war on the Catholic Church to play to radical women that support abortion and Gays that literally hate the Catholic Church, as the largest and most visible religious institution in the United States that opposes abortion and Gay marriage.   Obama supports unlimited access to abortion, including partial birth abortion even for minors, without parental consent and giving $500 million a year to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion mill.  Obama did away with Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military to allow Gays to serve openly and now supports Gay Marriage.   He could have done these things in his first year in office; but waited until a few months before the election to shore up his support among radical, left wing women, Gays and Hollywood types.  

Next, Obama promised Latinos Immigration Reform in his first year in office.   He could have delivered on that promise when during the first two years of his Administration, Socialists controlled both Houses of Congress with big majorities.  Instead, Obama focused on ObamaCare ignoring Latinos altogether.  Now five months before the election, Obama announces amnesty for about 800,000 young illegal aliens, two weeks before a speech he will give to a big Latino audience.   Obama could not go before this Latino group empty handed.   Socialists claim that Obama's unconstitutional Executive Order was not "political".   This is perhaps the most ridiculous assertion of the Obama Presidency. 

And, then there is the Keystone Pipeline.   The federal government has spent more than 4 years studying paths for the Keystone Pipeline.   Environmental impact has been explored in detail.   Choosing the path for the pipeline has been extensively studied.   However, this is an election year.  Obama's radical environmental supporters oppose any kind of carbon, or nuclear based energy.   So, Obama has delayed the building of this pipeline even though it would have created thousands of good paying union jobs to please his radical environmental supporters.   Obama did this on the grounds that there needs to be additional study.   Of course, this is all baloney.   We also have no all of the above energy plan under Obama to make the US energy independent because his radical environmental supporters won't allow it.

Obama supports ridiculous public employee union demands for more compensation, benefits and gold plated pensions, that are bankrupting the United States, even though public employees are already paid 40% more than what is common in the private sector.  Obama wants to borrow and implement more SwindleUS Plans, adding to our National Debt to hire more teachers, cops and firemen as a pay off to their corrupt unions.   This is happening because the Socialist Party, including President Obama, is owned lock, stock and barrel by the public employee unions.  Obama wants to see more dues paying government employees so their unions can contribute $500 million each election cycle to Socialist campaigns.   It is what it is.   

We don't have national tort reform in the United States because trial lawyers donate big dollars to Socialist campaigns.  Frivolous lawsuits drive up the cost of doing business and virtually everything we buy; but nothing is done to stop it because Socialists are all on the take.   Socialists will argue that they are protecting their PEEP's with these frivolous lawsuits, when in fact most award money goes to the lawyers and indirectly their Socialist benefactors in the form of campaign contributions and not those people that were the basis of the lawsuit. 

There is about a Trillion dollars in student loans outstanding.  Instead of working to put themselves through school, many college students just took out loans so much so that the average kid owes $20,000 or more.   50% of graduating university students can't find jobs as a result of the Obama Recession.  Now the bill is coming due.  Obama is pandering to these young voters by calling for lower interest rates and in some cases loan forgiveness.  Really.  That money is owed to the American people since the government is on the hook as a guarantor.  What message is sent to young people if we allow them to abrogate their debt.  But, Obama needs their votes so anything goes.       

Socialist President Obama must play interest group politics, pitting one group of Americans against another to generate campaign contributions in a desperate attempt to win reelection.  Remember, Socialists will lie, cheat, or steal to stay in office.  The only problem with this strategy is that if Obama wins and particularly if the Congress is controlled by Republicans, which seems likely, Obama will not be able to govern.  Abe Lincoln always said that a nation divided against itself cannot long survive.  Obama's strategy to divide our nation in a desperate attempt to win reelection is not only shameful, it is a road to disaster.   We face big problems.   We cannot solve our problems if the Socialists continue playing interest group politics.   The President of the United States, who ever he is, must bring people together as a leader.   This cannot happen when a President purposely acts to divide our nation. 

Republicans do not want dirty air or water.  Nor do Republicans support throwing granny over a cliff, or starving poor children, all as asserted by Socialists in their propaganda campaign.   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.   We have to stop this interest group politics in recognition that we are one country, indivisible, under God.   More than anything else, the Presidential election in 2012 is about freedom and the role of government.   We have to take back our country to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States and a loss of our national sovereignty.   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 Obama is playing interest group politics to divide our nation to win reelection.  Let us hope that he fails.      

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ron Paul Supporters - Time To Call It Quits

Ardent Ron Paul supporters are going around the country attempting to amass delegates to the Republican National Convention, even through Congressman Ron Paul has no chance of becoming the Republican nominee for President.  It is democracy in action; but for what purpose.   Governor Mitt Romney has the delegates he needs to win the nomination on the first ballot.  Some of these Ron Paul supporters hope to disrupt the process to the degree possible.  That would be unfortunate and reflect poorly on Congressman Ron Paul.  It is time for Ron Paul supporters to call it quits and accept defeat.   It is what it is. 

More important, though Romney is a born again Conservative, there is no disagreement in the Republican Party related to the need for limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, achieving a balanced budget and paying off our National Debt, all keys tenets of the Paul campaign.   Certainly,  Mitt Romney is much closer to Ron Paul's ideology than is Socialist President Obama.   Where there is significant divergence relates to our national defense.  Ron Paul is an isolationist who believes that the United States should retrench back to our borders. 

That would not be the position of most Conservative Republicans.  Though there is always room to cut fat out of the military just like any other federal government function,  Mitt Romney is for a strong national defense and a military that is second to none in the world, the same position advocated by Ronald Reagan.  Given the threats that we face around the world and the lessons of history, Mitt Romney has it right.   

Senator Rand Paul, Ron Paul's son has endorsed Mitt Romney and his father should do the same if he hopes to have any influence on a future President Romney, or within the Republican Party.  We don't need any distraction at this point that the lame stream, left wing media will use to advantage Obama.   We must all keep our eye on the ball and our goal to make Obama a one term President and sweep Socialists at all levels of government out of office in 2012 and 2014.   The only way, Ron Paul can be successful in terms of advancing his ideology is if we succeed in electing Conservatives in 2012 and 2014.  As such, it is time for Ron Paul and his supporters to throw in the towel and get behind Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee.    

Monday, June 18, 2012

Obama - Buying Helicopters From Russia

You are not going to believe this one.  Socialist President Obama's Department of Defense executed a no bid contract to buy 20 Mi-17 helicopters from a Russian company, Rosoboronexport, along with other military hardware for $1 Billion to supply those helicopters to the Afghan government and military.   This is the same company and Russia supplying helicopters to the Syrian dictator who is murdering women and children in Syria.   Has President Obama completely lost his mind. 

First, we need jobs in the United States.   Can it be that there is no American company in our military industrial complex that can supply helicopters to Afghanistan.   And, if there is no American company that can do the job, how about awarding the contract to one of our European allies with troops in Afghanistan.  Why on earth would the President of the United States approve this deal. 

Remember, it was President Obama who told his Russian counter part not to worry, that after the election, he would be free to do as the Russians wanted related to nuclear arms and missile defense.   Could this deal have been given to the Russians to assure them of Obama's pledge and allegiance.  Isn't it bad enough that we must rely on the Russians to get American astronauts back and forth to the space station, since we closed down our shuttle program.   Now, we are buying weapons from the Russians that support Iran, our mortal enemy.

Always remember, the friend of our enemy is also our enemy no matter what they say to our face.   Russia is assisting the Iranians with development of their nuclear program and air and missile defense systems.  If we ever have to attack Iran to destroy their nuclear program, it is very likely that at least some American pilots and sailors will die as a result of Russian weapons in Iran. 

This Blogger never thought I would see this day.   Where ever President Obama was born, he is not an American in mind.   Buying weapons from the Russians that support our enemies is just plain crazy, especially when we need those jobs in the US, or in Europe.   Obama is a clear and present danger to our nation and our people, which is why we must make him a one term President.  Obama's need to be loved, perhaps stemming from his dysfunctional childhood, is dangerous to our nation.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to restore common sense and end this craziness.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Left Wing, Lame Stream Media Hate Mongers

Joy Behar, a typical New York City Socialist, who spews her Obama propaganda every day on The View, a left wing, lame stream media day time talk show recently said she hopes that one of Governor Mitt Romney's homes burns down.  Her hateful comments were prompted by Romney's speech saying that we need to cut government spending because Socialist President Obama is calling for more borrowing and deficit spending, that would be added to our National Debt, to hire more Cops, Firemen and Teachers.   This kind of hate speech will incite some lunatic to commit arson.    

Behar said it would be good if Romney's home burns presumably so that when he calls the fire department for help that there would be no one there to come out and do their jobs.  Behar suggested that when that happens, Romney should call the "Mormon Fire Department" for help.  Why is it that left wing Socialists can regularly use hate speech in their diatribes against Republicans, Conservatives and Christians with no consequences.  Behar should be fired.   While free speech is protected by the First Amendment, it is well accepted that yelling Fire in a packed theater and causing panic is a crime.  Nor should anyone be allowed to incite riots, mayhem, arson, or other crimes against anyone. 

Bill Maher is another character on HBO who recently said that Mormonism is a "stupid" religion.  Maher is an equal opportunity hater as he has also said hateful things about Catholics, all Christian denominations, Jews and Moslems because Maher is an atheist.   This is the same guy who gave a million dollars to a Political Action Committee supporting Socialist President Obama.   But the reality is that all of these left wing hate mongers support Obama, so this is nothing new.   HBO is also the cable channel that did a hatchet job on Sarah Palin, so much so, that this Blogger cancelled the HBO cable channel and so should every other Conservative.   We need to vote with our money when we see this kind of trash. 

And, then there is MSNBC, the Mindless Socialist News Broadcasting Channel, which features Al Sharpton, Ed Shultz, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Larry O'Donnell and others, all of whom are avowed Socialists and liars that every night rant and rave about Republicans and Conservatives, while they support Obama and all his Socialist Schemes that are destroying our country.   Of course, Fox News is the number one cable channel on TV, while these Socialist channels have very little market share.  That is so because our country is a center right nation full of people that support common sense, faith, family and country.   These radical Socialists are way out of the mainstream of America.       

The left wing, lame stream media, primarily resident on both coasts in New York/Washington and California don't live in the real world.   These people have never held a real job.  None of these Socialists, including the President, have ever created a job, or made payroll.   Yet, they push for higher taxes to redistribute our income and more regulations to control every aspect of daily life.  Fighting the lame stream, left wing media is part of the culture war going on in our country.   It is a war that we must win in order 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 take back our country and get our nation back on track to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  The left wing, lame stream media supports President Obama and his Socialist pals in government.   A friend of our enemy is our enemy.   The left wing, lame stream media is an enemy to the American people and our way of life.   The propaganda they spew every day must be countered with the truth.  This is a battle for the heart and soul of the American people that we must fight and win to insure the survival of our nation.     

Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama - Amnesty For Illegal Aliens

In 2011, Socialist President Obama stated that he did not have the authority to provide ANY kind of amnesty for illegal aliens.  Obama declared that amnesty would require an act of Congress, under our Constitution and he was right.   That was then and this is an election year.   Forget about the Constitution.   Obama is providing amnesty, by Executive Order, for the kids of illegal aliens that came across the border with their parents before they were 16 years old.  Illegal Aliens, that are between the age of 16 and 30 that have graduated from high school, or have joined the military will now be eligible to apply for an unlimited number of 2 year work permits. 

And, while this Executive Order will not automatically make these illegal aliens American citizens, the impact is the same.   This in effect will provide what is projected to be 800,000 illegal aliens permanent green cards, or whatever color they end up being.  Since no particular proof is necessary for eligibility, the number is likely to be higher because this process is a recipe for fraud; just wait and see. 

To be clear, this Blogger favors comprehensive immigration reform; but only after our border is secured.   This new amnesty Socialist Scheme will encourage more illegal immigrants to come across our border.  And, in perhaps the most ridiculous statement in this election year,  Janet Napolitano in charge of the Department of Homeland Security declared that this decision to grant amnesty to illegal aliens had nothing to do with politics.   That statement is just plain hilarious.  

Obama is desperate to win reelection.  As always, Socialist will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office, feeding at the trough.  In this particular case,  Obama has ignored the Constitution to provide amnesty for illegal aliens to insure Latino support for his reelection.  Obama had to do something desperate because in 2008, he promised Hispanics that he would enact immigration reform in his first year in office.   Instead, Obama focused on ObamaCare, which is wildly unpopular.  

This Executive Order providing amnesty is just the first shoe to drop.  If Obama now believes he has the authority to do this, you can bet if reelected that Obama will provide amnesty to all 12 million illegal aliens in our country, segment by segment.   The next group Obama will grant amnesty to will be the relatives of American citizens.  Segment by segment, Obama will grant amnesty bypassing the Congress entirely, even though his actions are unconstitutional.   In providing these young illegal aliens amnesty, Obama argued that they are already American in mind, language, culture and spirit.  Forget about the law.  Forget about the fact that they entered our country illegally.  Obama will make this same argument about all 12 million illegal aliens in our country.  

The real goal of the Socialist Party of America, Obama's political party, is to make all 12 million illegal aliens American citizens that are dependent on the government for welfare and social services so that they become Socialist voters.   Hello, that is the real story in all of this.  The Socialist Party cannot remain in office without people living in poverty dependent on the government.  That is the reason Obama has done what he can to increase the poverty rate since he was elected.  It is no accident that 26 million more people are on Food Stamps today than when Obama was took office.   In fact, the cost of Food Stamps has grown to $80 Billion a year under Obama.  The more people on Welfare, Food Stamps and Medicaid, the more Socialist voters.  Poverty is the Socialist ticket to power; otherwise why would anyone vote for a Socialist.

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out off office 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.  Obama's amnesty program for illegal aliens is part of a grand Socialist Scheme to expand the number of people living in poverty in order for Socialist to stay in office.   We can't let that happen.  Obama is ruling by Executive Order in complete disregard of our Constitution.   We have to make Obama a one term President to take our country back.       

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Obama's Justice Department - Eric Holder Political Hack

Socialist President Obama's Justice Department is the most politicized since John Mitchell was Nixon's Attorney General.   Eric Holder, Obama's Attorney General is an incompetent Socialist Party hack and long time Obama lackey.   Holder may shortly be held in Contempt of Congress for withholding documents related to Fast and Furious, the Justice Department's scheme that ended in selling guns to the Mexican Drug Cartel and the resultant death of an American border guard.   

And, now there is the scandal related to security leaks coming out of the White House to make President Obama look like a strong Commander and Chief to support his reelection campaign.   Holder's refusal to put in place an independent counsel to investigate the source of these leaks, instead appointing a long time Obama supporter to do the job is a sham.   Nothing will come out of this "investigation" when in fact there are members of the White House team that should go to jail for leaking information that has placed Americans and others in jeopardy. 

Further, Attorney General Eric Holder is suing Florida for attempting to remove people from their voter roles in Florida that are not citizens of the United States.   Florida's Governor is simply trying to prevent voter fraud.   In addition, Holder is suing Arizona's Governor for attempting to enforce federal immigration laws specific to dealing with illegal aliens living in Arizona.   Obama has also instructed Holder not to enforce the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which is the law of the land defining marriage as between a man and a woman.  It is very clear that Attorney General Eric Holder is a political hack attempting to use the Justice Department to support Obama's Socialist Schemes.

Many have called for Eric Holder's resignation.   That is not going to happen any time soon.   The only way to get rid of Eric Holder is to make Obama a one term President.   The Justice Department belongs to the people of the United States, not the Socialist Party of America.   Obama is using the Justice Department to implement Socialist goals and objectives.   This has to stop. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to bring common sense back into government and prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   We have to elect Conservatives, at all levels of government, to get our country back on track.  We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We must make Obama a one term President to FIRE Attorney General Eric Holder.  It will not happen any other way because Holder and Obama are Budd's.  We need a Justice Department committed to Justice and the American way, not Obama's Socialist Schemes.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Americans Poorer Since Obama's Election

In the last three years, since Socialist President Obama took office,  Americans have lost 39% of median net worth according to a new Federal Reserve Study.   Incomes have declined 8% on average.   Home Values have declined 32%.   In other words, Americans are poorer today than they were before President Obama took office.   Thank You, Mr. President.   A big chunk in this loss of wealth relates to home values, which have declined dramatically and will not increase again until we see a big drop in unemployment.  While Obama inherited a bad economy, his policies have made it much worse. 

Since Obama's election, the poverty rate is up.  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.  46 million Americans are on Food Stamps, up 26 million during Obama's first three years in office.  9 million Americans are collecting Disability Benefits.   67 million Americans are receiving some kind of government check each month.  Most important, unemployment has been above 8% for more than 40 straight months, even after Obama borrowed and added $5 Trillion to our $16 Trillion National Debts, more than any other President in American history, to fund his SwindleUS Plans that failed to restore economic growth or create jobs. 

No matter what you hear from the Obama propaganda machine, cards talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialists will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office to continue feeding at the trough.  The fact is that Americans are poorer as a result of Obama's failed economic policy.   The numbers tell the story.   All of these numbers tie to jobs, or the lack thereof.  Obamanistas are job killers adding 11,000 new regulations by Executive Order.  

Obama's continued threat to raise taxes is destroying any incentive to invest in America.  Big companies are sitting on $2 Trillion in cash that will not be invested as long as Socialists remain in office.  Small and mid size companies are scared to death of Obamanistas and all their regulations, new taxes and ObamaCare mandates. 

For that reason and many more, we must sweep tax, borrow and spend Socialists, at all levels of government, including President Obama, out of office in 2012 and 2014 to get our country back on track and 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.   We have to make Obama a one term President to restore personal wealth in our country for all Americans.   If Obama is reelected it will lead to more poverty, misery and a lower standard of living in the United States.   We can't let that happen.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Obama - Just Hire More Government Workers

Socialist President Obama recently told us that the "private sector is doing just fine".   Tell that to the 25 million Americans that are either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or that have just given up looking for work altogether.   Or tell it to the small businesses that have filed for bankruptcy.  What planet does this out of touch President live on.   Obama's answer to growing our economy and creating jobs is just to hire more government union workers even though his Trillion dollar SwindleUS Plan, that just added to our National Debt, failed to create real economic growth. 

Of course, Obama tells us that we need to hire more Cops, Firemen and Teachers, the very people that are bankrupting the states they live in with their gold plated compensation, benefits and pensions.  There are firemen in Nevada, where this Blogger lives, earning $180,000 - $300,000 a year, so much so that there is no money to staff a new fire station built with SwindleUS money provided us by our Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid.

If we need more Cops, Firemen and Teachers, it is time to bring their total compensation, benefits and pensions in line with what is common in the private sector so that more of them can be hired, if needed, rather than layed off.  That is exactly what Republican Governor Scott Walker has done in Wisconsin allowing that state to hire more government workers.  We don't need to spend more money on government union employees.   We just need to pay them in accordance with what Middle Market companies in the United States provide their employees for similar work as an appropriate bench mark.

Of course, you will never hear this common sense approach from President Obama, or his Socialist pals in government because they are owned lock, stock and barrel by the public employee unions that are selfishly bankrupting our country.   The real question is why should government employees receive compensation, benefits and pensions that on average are 40% higher than what is common in the private sector when we the tax payers are paying the bill.  It is time for common sense to prevail. 

We don't need to borrow more money from the Chinese and others adding to our $16 Trillion National Debt to pay for more Cops, Firemen, Teachers, or any other government employees, when there is already plenty of the money in the system to prevent lay off's, or hire additional employees, if needed, if government workers were paid in accordance with private sector practices. 

In fact, we need to shrink the size of the federal government from Obama's current 25%, the highest level since World War II, to no more than the traditional 18% of GDP.   This can happen by eliminating 500,000 federal civilian jobs through normal attrition, out of the current 2.65 million, and or by paying government employees total compensation, benefits and pensions in line with private sector practices.   The same must happen at the local and state level to balance state budgets. 

Every time Obama opens his mouth to give a teleprompter propaganda speech full of lies, the President demonstrates why we must take back our country to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   Obama is a clear and present danger to our nation who simply does not have the experience to be President.   As such, we must make Obama a one term President in 2012 and also sweep his Socialist pals out of office at all levels of government to get our country back on track.  

We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   In the mean time,  in calling for more government workers, Obama demonstrates daily that he does not understand Economics 101.  We see the end result in Obama's failed economic policy.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Michelle Obama's Role Model - Beyonce

First Lady Michelle Obama was recently asked by People Magazine if she could trade places with another woman, who would that woman be.   Without thinking much, or maybe at all, Mrs. Obama answered Beyonce, stating that she was a great role model.   What was Michelle Obama thinking?  And, while Beyonce is a beautiful and talented singer and actress,  the First Lady's response was unbelievable and more appropriate for a 13 year old wannabe girl, rather than a professional, educated woman and the First Lady of the United States.  

After all, Michelle Obama is an attorney, by education, not a school girl.  Michelle dear, that ship has sailed.  In many ways, Michelle Obama's choice shows just how shallow and out of touch the Obama's really are related to the American people.   Perhaps, the First Lady and Socialist President Obama need to spend more time with real people in the heart land, rather than their arugula eating Hollywood friends raising money.   While Michelle Obama's response may have been hip and cool, it was a really frivolous and dumb answer. 

As a former history teacher, this Blogger was amazed by Michelle Obama's response when there are so many historical women and role models that would have made more sense.   Let's start with Dolly Madison, who stared down the British as they approached Washington DC during the War of 1812.   While her husband James Madison, our fourth President, was with our troops on the other side of the Potomac, Mrs. Madison stayed behind to gather all the White House treasures and historical documents to keep them from being destroyed by the British.  This was fortuitous because when the British arrived, they burned the White House to the ground. 

Michelle Obama could have cited Harriet Tubman, the Black woman who assisted in freeing slaves in the Under Ground Railroad.  And, then there was Susan B Anthony, the suffragette who worked to get women the right to vote, without whom Obama would never have been elected President.   How about Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to be elected to both the House of Representatives and the Senate from Maine.   Or Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress.  There was Eleanor Roosevelt, a champion for the poor and minorities.   What about Rosa Parks, the Black woman who refused to sit in the back of the bus igniting the civil rights movement.  Michelle Obama could have looked to Golda Meir, the first and only woman Prime Minister of Israel who led their country during the 1967 war that gave them back their historical capital, Jerusalem.  

Or, the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving and only woman Prime Minister in British history, who worked with Ronald Reagan to end Communism.  If Michelle Obama wanted to focus on someone successful in Hollywood, then clearly Oprah Winfrey, who came from poverty to become a billionaire could have been  a less vain and frivolous choice.   These are just a few of the women that Michelle Obama could have chosen from a very long list of successful women that have made their mark on the world.   Certainly, Beyonce would not be high on that list. 

But then the Obama's have not accomplished much in life, before Obama was elected to the Presidency, beside producing two attractive and presumably smart daughters.   Socialist President Obama had no real world experience in business and minimal experience in government before being elected President.   Michelle Obama was a part time attorney for a hospital in Chicago making a lot of money once her husband became a Senator.  Go figure.  Mrs. Obama's choice of Beyonce is a pretty good indication that Michelle Obama has no sense of history.  

Remember, this is the woman who said she could finally be proud of the United States because her husband was elected President; as though nothing significant happened in American history before Obama's election.   That peculiar statement is a complete denial of more than 200 years of US history and American exceptionalism. 

Tell you what, when we make Obama a one term President, the Obama's can move to Hollywood to be with their friends.   Perhaps, since Mrs. Obama is attractive, with some singing and acting lessons, Michelle Obama can be another Beyonce to realize her dream.   Let's give the First Lady her dream by sending Socialist President Obama into early retirement in 2012.   After all, we want the First Lady to be happy.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pakistan - No Friend To The US

It is time to cut off US monies going to Pakistan.   Since 2002, we have provided Pakistan more than $20 Billion in aid, presumably to support their military.  Given rampant corruption in Pakistan, it is probable that a good chuck of this money is now in the Swiss bank accounts of corrupt officials.  That said, we have not been able to buy loyalty from the Pakistani government.   Pakistan continues to harbor Terrorists on their border with Afghanistan who are killing American soldiers in Afghanistan.   This has to stop.   

Despite the $2 Billion a year that we give Pakistan, their government is now practicing extortion related to military shipments that pass through Pakistan to Afghanistan demanding thousands of dollars for right of passage for each shipment.   There is evidence that Pakistani officials knew very well that Osama Bin Laden was living in Pakistan, just a stone's throw away from the equivalent of Pakistan's West Point.   And, then we see now that Pakistan has sentenced the Pakistani doctor who helped identify Bin Laden to 33 years in jail for an act of treason.   If Pakistan was truly our ally, how could this happen. 

It is time to get tough with Pakistan and end aid altogether.  Of course, the drone strikes killing Terrorists any where we find them in Pakistan should continue.  But, we need to go further in isolating Pakistan by joining forces with India and other surrounding countries to defeat Terrorists in Pakistan.  Pakistan is a radical Islamic country with nuclear weapons, not much different than Iran.   Pakistan has sold nuclear technology to both Iran and North Korea.  Terrorists based in Pakistan have attacked India and are active in Afghanistan.   The reality is that the friend of our enemy must surely be our enemy. 

We can't sugar coat our relationship with Pakistan any longer.   Pakistan is not a friend of the United States, or any of the other countries in the region.  Given that they have nuclear weapons, we should do what we can to diminish their military capabilities, not expand them.   To do so, we should assist India with becoming the super power in the area, both as a deterrent to Pakistan; but also as a counter weight to China.  Pakistan is no friend to the US.   As such, we must deal with them accordingly.   It is time to walk softly; but also have Pakistan feel the big stick of the United States.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Disability Benefits - Nearing Collapse

The portion of Social Security benefits used to support Disability payments for 9 million out of work disabled Americans and their spouses and children, who qualify for benefits, is projected to run dry by 2016.   As of that time, these people on the dole, will see their payments decrease by 21% because incoming monies from payroll tax deductions will only support 79% of these payments.   Both political parties are sitting on their hands as this financial fiasco looms just a few short years away. 

Disability Benefits were once only paid to the physically or mentally handicapped, or those with other debilitating conditions such as strokes, cancer, or heart attacks where there was no question about diagnosis.  During the Reagan Administration benefits were halted to many with minimal ailments, which prompted Congress to reverse these limitations so that today the benefits have been extended to people suffering from things like Depression, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and other ailments with more subjective diagnoses.   In fact, this Blogger has a relative, with a college degree, on permanent Disability because he has high blood pressure.   Otherwise, aside from just being lazy, there is nothing wrong with him.

The reality is under less restrictive rules just about anyone can qualify for Disability Benefits.  Many that run out of unemployment benefits are going on Disability.  In addition, fraud is rampant.  So much so that the federal government pays out $132 Billion a year in Disability Benefits,  more than the annual budget of the Departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, Commerce, Labor, Interior and Justice combined. 

This particular Entitlement Program is out of control and growing.   Every one supports helping people who are really disabled; but the notion that tax payers are spending their hard earned money on people, like my relative, that are fully capable of working is ridiculous.  It has to stop.

So when Socialist President Obama and his pals in Congress call for higher taxes on anyone, all should know that the waste and fraud in federal spending, and all levels of government for that matter, is so huge that just dealing with eliminating redundant programs, agencies, commissions, departments and fraud alone would allow for substantial tax cuts, while still taking care of those that are truly in need.  

Giving government more of our hard earned money just prevents common sense spending cuts from happening that are badly needed NOW to stop the deficit spending and pay down our $16 Trillion National Debt.  Cleaning up the mess and fraud in the Disability Program is another good place to start.   Disability Benefits should only go to people that are really disabled.  Go figure. 

Of course, none of this will happen as long as Socialists remain in office, which is the reason we must sweep them all out of office, at all levels of government, including President Obama, in 2012 and 2014.   We have to take back our country to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  We have to drain the swamp in Washington DC and many state capitals to get our country back on track.  

It will be dirty, stinky, hard work, like what just happened in Wisconsin, but we can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   In the mean time, the next time you encounter someone collecting Disability Benefits that clearly can work, tell him, or her to get a job.   McDonalds and Wal Mart always have job openings.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dealing With Public Employee Unions - Common Sense

Socialist President Franklin Roosevelt was completely opposed to unions and Collective Bargaining rights for public employees fearing the end result we see today.  Public Employee Unions have used political contributions to extract total compensation and benefits, from their Socialist political benefactors, that is often 40% higher than is common in the private sector for similar work.  So much so, that these compensation packages, including exorbitant pension schemes, are bankrupting the states and contributing to the bankruptcy of the United States.   All of this has led to corruption at all levels of government.

We have to eliminate Collective Bargaining for all public sector employees and further prohibit any kind of political donations from any union, or association of public sector employees to end the vicious circle of corruption that exists now.   Government employees can contribute to politicians, as individuals, as they so choose to exercise their freedom of speech.  In place of Collective Bargaining, government should simply bench mark middle market companies; those with $10 million to $1 billion in revenues to determine appropriate compensation and benefits for government employees.  

Certainly, it is absurd that government employees should earn more than the typical taxpayer supporting them.  By pegging government compensation and benefits to those paid by middle market companies, rather than Fortune 500 companies,  a reasonable level will be established that is in keeping with common sense and sound fiscal management.  This process would make Collective Bargaining unnecesary. 

Further, while government employees should be free to form associations for whatever purpose they choose, as is the right of all Americans,  there are already laws on the books governing employment practices, so government workers really do not need any further protections again than would be common in the private sector.  This would mean elimination of gold plated pension plans that for the most part no longer exist in the private sector.  Instead, government employees should be in the Social Security system and be eligible for 401K contributory plans as is common in the private sector, just like all the rest of us that pay their salaries through our taxes. 

Socialist President Obama is proposing more SwindleUS money as part of his "jobs program" to support government employees and their exorbitant compensation and benefits to prevent lay offs at the state level.  Of course, this is just another pay off to the public employee unions contributing to his campaign.  The reality is that if their compensation and benefits were simply brought in line with what is typical in the private sector, there would be no need for lay offs.  Common sense will never prevail as long as Socialists remain in office, which is the reason we must sweep them all out of government, at all levels, including President Obama in 2012 and 2014.   We have to stop all the feeding at the trough by public employees that is happening today at our expense. 

We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States and a loss of our national sovereignty.   As part of this process we must end Collective Bargaining for public sector employees.   We can do it.  We must do it, as has been done in Wisconsin, to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.  We don't want the United States to turn into bankrupt Greece and other European Countries with civil strife on their streets.   We need to put on our hip boots and drain the swamp in Washington DC and many state capitals and that also means dealing with public employee unions once and for all.