Tuesday, December 31, 2013

MSNBC Melissa Harris - Perry - There She Goes Again

Melissa Harris - Perry, the Black Socialist on MSNBC, the Mindless Socialist Network Broadcasting Corporation, ignited another firestorm when she said in a Lean Forward commercial that kids belong to the government, not their parents.  MSNBC runs Lean Forward commercials sponsored by their propaganda arm to advance Socialist ideology.  In this particular ad, Harris - Perry claims that we don't spend enough on public schools, even though we spend more than any other industrialized country in the world; yet achieve lousy results. 

Harris - Perry's logic, or illogic as the case may be, is that if we recognize that children belong to the government, that we all would want to spend more on public education.   Adolf Hitler, as a national Socialist, held the same belief about the government owning German children.  This woman is perhaps the biggest idiot in the lame stream left wing media; though there are many other commentators on MSNBC that are equally as dumb.  This is the same crew that criticized a Romney family member for adopting a Black child that would otherwise grow up in poverty.  In any case, the last thing we need to do is spend more on our failing inner city public schools. 

Instead, we should provide inner city parents, with kids in gang infested failing public schools, with school vouchers so that they can send their children to safe private schools, the same way most politicians, including the Obama's do in Washington DC.   Since the New Deal and Great Society, we have spent Trillions of dollars, a lot of which has gone to public schools trying to alleviate poverty and improve our schools.  Head Start that pays for pre-school for poor kids in nothing more than a baby sitting service.  There is no evidence that these programs have done anything to increase academic achievement.  In fact, poor kids might be better off watching re-runs of Sesame Street than heading off to Head Start programs.  In general,  the Federal Money that has gone into public schools, for the last 50 years has been money down a rat hole. 

Ms. Harris - Perry, there is no substitute for children being raised by two loving parents.  The government does not own our children, or grandchildren, thank you very much.  Though we have reached elements of Orwell's 1984 with Big Brother watching and trying to control everything we do, eat, buy, own etc., however, the Socialists will take our children out of our cold dead hands; but not without a fight, guaranteed.    

Monday, December 30, 2013

New York Times Benghazi Propaganda

Even though there is significant evidence to the contrary, the New York Times, a well known Socialist newspaper, recently published an article restating the original Obamanista position that the attack on our Consulate and murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi was the result of a spontaneous demonstration related to a video posted on the Internet disparaging Islam.  Of course, this is B--L S--T; but if there was any doubt, this story confirms that Hillary Clinton will be running for President in 2016. 

The Clinton Machine is undoubtedly behind this article because the Benghazi Scandal happened under both Obama and Hillary Clinton's watch, since she was Secretary of State at the time.  The Clinton's are already anticipating the attack ads that will show Hillary testifying before Congress, when she screamed, "What Difference Does It Make" why, or how these Americans were killed.  Well, I would say to the families of these dead Americans and the American people, it makes a huge difference. 

The Benghazi attack happened on 9/11 and both testimony before Congress and many documents demonstrate that it was a coordinated and planned attack by an affiliate of Al Queda.  Ironically, even after spending billions of dollars, the huge NSA spying apparatus did nothing to stop this attack.  Even Socialists in Congress now accept these facts.  Further, the State Department had been warned of the potential for violence in Benghazi and ignored the warnings requesting more security.  Clearly, Hillary Clinton and those below here dropped the ball.  However, the New York Times like Pravda in the old Communist Soviet Union is the mouth piece of the Socialist Party of America so we will never hear the true story from them. 

The attack happened over a 9 hour period of time.  The White House will not confirm Obama's whereabouts during this crisis probably because Obama was getting ready to fly to Nevada and then on to California for campaign stops the next morning.   Obama may very well have been in the air, rather than in the White House Situation Room dealing with this attack.   Where ever Obama was, the White House was watching this attack in real time as it was happening and did nothing to send help.  It is shameful.  In any case, the New York Times story on Benghazi is just another white wash propaganda piece designed to shield Hillary Clinton from the future criticism that is bound to come when she runs for President. 

Sorry Hilly, you can't hide from this debacle.  When the ad is run in 2016 showing the phone ringing at 3 o'clock in the morning, the same ad that Hillary Clinton ran against an inexperienced Barack Obama in 2008, this time, it will ask is Hillary ready to be President given her failure on Benghazi.   Four Americans are dead because Hillary Clinton ignored their pleas for more security.  That alone should disqualify Hillary Clinton from even running for President; but we won't hear it from the reporters in lame stream left wing media at the New York Times. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 - Obama's Horrible Year

Socialist President Obama, the Liar In Chief, had a horrible year in 2013, the worst of his Presidency.  Poor Barry, every day in 2013 was seemingly worse than the last.   First, the economy is still a mess as a result of Obama's Socialist Schemes, which actually prolonged the Recession, much the same way Roosevelt's New Deal prolonged the Great Depression.  Yes, unemployment has come down a bit; but only because about 2 million American have simply dropped out of the work force.  There are actually fewer people working today than when Bush II left office.  

The Labor Participation Rate is lower and the poverty rate is higher today than they were three decades ago.  Income inequality is worse than when Obama took office and the Middle Class is actually worse off as a result of Obama's economic policies.  The US Credit rating has been down graded for the first time in American history as a result of our $17 Trillion National Debt, caused by Obama's deficit spending, with no end in sight. Thank You Mr. President. 

And then, there were all the scandals; Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Dirty Tricks, NSA Spying, Crony Capitalism and it was just LIES, LIES and more LIES from Obamanistas who claim to know nothing of all these fiasco's.  Come on Barry, do you think we are stupid.  Obama's Attorney General has been held In Contempt of Congress for lying to the Congress about Fast and Furious.  James Clapper, the NSA Director will be next.  If Obama had been a Republican President, the lame stream, left wing media and the Socialists in government would be calling for Impeachment given the high crimes and misdemeanors evident in all these Scandals. 

2013 proved to be a disaster in the Middle East because of Obama's incompetent foreign policy related to Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iran. Ironically, when Obama drew a line in the sand specific to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Russian President Putin had to save Obama from his blunder.  And then, there is the deal with Iran, which will not prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.   The US has lost stature in the world because of Obama's naive and incompetent foreign policy, which is dangerous to our national security.   As a result, China is emboldened to challenge us in Asia. 

Finally, ObamaCare, the President's signature legislation, enacted without one single Republican vote in Congress and changed unconstitutionally by Obama's Executive Orders, has turned into a train wreck and nightmare for both the American people and Socialists running for office in 2014 and 2016.  Obama clearly lied when he said in 2012, that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, PERIOD.  Or, if you like your current medical insurance, you can keep your current medical insurance, PERIOD.  

Obamanistas knew in 2010 that none of this was true; yet the President hit the campaign trail in 2011 and 2012 and blatantly LIED to the American people.  The end result is that the vast majority of Americans no longer trust the Liar In Chief.   Obama nose is so long that President Pinocchio needs a wheel barrel to carry it around.  Obama was awarded the Lie of the Year award by a reputable news agency.   We have never seen that before related to any President. 

As of this Posting about 6 million Americans have lost their health insurance because of ObamaCare mandates, impacting perhaps 18 million people.  Many of these people are Middle Class Americans that do not qualify for ObamaCare Medicaid and or subsidies and they simply cannot afford ObamaCare higher premiums that are the result of all the ObamaCare "free mandates.   ObamaCare is a national disaster as bad as Katrina that is going to destroy the best health care system in the world. 

All of this has resulted in the lowest Presidential Approval Rating since Richard Nixon was President.  Only die hard Socialists, about 36% of Americans, mostly his PEEP's on the dole one way or another still support the President.  As such, Socialist running for office, particularly those from Red States, are running from Obama like rats jumping off a sinking ship.  2013 has been a bad year for Socialist President Obama.  What is worse is that 2013 has been a miserable year for the American people because of President Obama's Socialist Schemes and incompetence.   

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Socialist Voters Refuse To Deal With The Numbers

In a recent exchange this Blogger had with some Socialist Voters on a business chat site, it became very obvious to me that Socialist Voters, even educated ones, manipulated by Socialist Politicians, just refuse to accept the numbers we face in our country.  Because these are touchy feely people, it is impossible for them to comprehend the gravity of the financial calamity that is coming if we don't get our $17 Trillion National Debt and Entitlements under control. 

Cards talk and numbers don't lie; but apparently numbers just don't matter to Socialist voters many of whom are either on the dole, or feeding at the trough, one way or another.  Socialist President Obama has added $7 Trillion to our $17 Trillion National Debt in just five years, more than any other President in American history, with no end in sight; hence the alarm bells that should be going off for all Americans.   Our National Debt is now higher than our annual GDP, which is just over $15 Trillion.  As a result, the US Credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in our history. 

There is another $100 Trillion in unfunded liability sitting out there waiting to explode on the American people for promises made to people related to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and local, state and federal pensions, which are unsustainable.  If all the net worth in the United States, estimated to be about $92 Trillion was confiscated, which the Socialists would love to do, not just a percentage, it would be impossible to pay off the National Debt and cover all these promises. 

Socialists in government are smart enough to know all of this; but they can't admit it to their PEEP's because it would cost them elections.  WE CAN'T TAX OUR WAY OUT OF THIS MESS, SOCIALIST VOTERS.  IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.   The only way we can prevent the bankruptcy of the United States is to grow our economy at faster than 4% a year and cut discretionary spending and Entitlements.  There is no other way.   Growing the economy would require tax reform and less regulations something the Socialists will never agree to implement because they live off the the "tax the rich and the rich do not pay their fair share" propaganda as their ticket to power.   So as long as Socialists are in power, we can forget about 4% or more annual growth. 

Since Congress only controls about a Trillion dollars of our $3.8 Trillion annual federal budget, specific to discretionary spending, the rest is on automatic pilot,  now including ObamaCare Entitlements.  Unless we are going to double or triple Social Security and Medicare contributions payable by people under 50, which is untenable,  it is impossible to pay out the benefits that have been promised.  Social Security and Medicare are already means tested so the rich pay both higher taxes on their Social Security benefits and higher premiums for Medicare, a fact that is rarely mentioned.   The Middle Class will need to do the same to prevent insolvency of both of these Entitlements and soon. 

Hello Socialist voters, these are facts not Socialist propaganda.  About 100 cities, like Detroit City and many Blue states face bankruptcy because of an unwillingness to recognize and deal with these numbers.   This story is coming to America because Socialist Voters, living in a dream world, many of whom are Low Learners, manipulated by their Socialist elected politicians, feeding at the trough, simply refuse to accept reality.   It is what it is. 

Wall Street Is Not Main Street

The stock market has reached record levels.   This is happening because most major companies are doing fine as a result of cheap money, cost cutting and the lay off of thousands of people during the financial crisis.  Those jobs are never coming back because of mergers and acquisitions, technological efficiencies, robotics and off shoring.  The fact is that it takes fewer people today to get the job done.  The stock market is certainly not up because of economic growth that has been tepid during the Obama Presidency.   Further, returns on CD's or bonds are so low that investors have very few other places to put their money so this drives up stock prices.   All should beware.  What goes up, often goes down and pretty dramatically.   This Blogger has seen three stock market crashes during my life time and it will happen again. 

In any case, Wall Street is not Main Street.  Small and Mid-Sized companies that often sell to larger companies on the stock exchange have  been negatively impacted by their cost cutting, which often results in fewer purchases and or a squeeze on margins.  More important, the Middle Class has suffered pretty dramatically because wages have actually gone down in real terms over the years and especially during the Obama Presidency.   We have the lowest Labor Participation Rate at about 63% and the highest level of poverty in the US in three decades.   Big Business is not responsible for this calamity.  These factors are the result of Obama's Socialist Schemes that have retarded economic growth. 

Clearly, Obama's SwindleUS Plans, spending more than a Trillion Dollars to stimulate the economy have not worked because they have been accompanied by higher taxes and thousands of new regulations by Executive Order that are all job killers.  Well dah!  So whatever stimulative impact pumping all this money into the system may have had along with lower interest rates provided by the Federal Reserve was negated by other government actions that have been anti-stimulative.   Go figure!  It is just Economics 101 and anyone who just got a C in the class would know it. 

And, then there is ObamaCare that hangs over the American people and economy like an anvil to our heads.  Aside from making a mess of our health care system, ObamaCare, if not repealed, is a job killer.  Companies will push more jobs overseas and or make jobs 29 hour positions to avoid paying for ObamaCare.  It is inevitable.   Even so, the economy is finally starting to look a little better despite Obama's Socialist policies and certainly not because of them.  This speaks to the resilience of Free Market Capitalism as the private sector adjusts to Socialist Schemes.  Of course, things could be better and growth much higher if we had a pro-growth federal government in place instead of Socialists running the economy.   We will have to wait until 2014 and 2016 to make that happen.  If the voters don't wise up and it does not happen, look for more of the same retarded economic growth.  In the mean time, it is important to recognize that Wall Street is definitely not Main Street.   

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Citizens Form Posse In Oregon To Enforce Laws

As an indication of what could be coming to a county near you, the citizens of Josephine, County Oregon have formed a Posse of sorts of 100 residents to enforce the law as a result of cuts to their Sheriff's Department.  70% of the land in Josephine, County that was their timber resource and income belongs to the federal government.  Since the EPA Gestapo has destroyed the timber industry in Oregon, the FED's were providing a timber subsidy to make up the $7.5 million that the county used to get in timber related tax revenues.  The FED's stopped providing the subsidy, which created a huge shortfall for this rural county resulting in major cuts to their Sheriff's Department.  So much so that the Sheriff Department declared that it could only respond to "life threatening situations".

Of course, the Socialists in Josephine, County attempted to raise taxes in 2012, to make up for the short fall, which was voted down by the citizens.   Instead, the citizens have formed a Posse, a Neighborhood Watch program on steroids.  About 100 of them have banded together to protect their community.  12 of the 100 are being deployed as a Rapid Response team and deterrent, carrying guns, that will respond to stop a crime if called by a county resident.  In many ways, this story represents a break down in society.  Yet, it is citizens reaching back to our Western history to protect themselves, against the wishes of their elected officials.

But the real story is simple.  The basic responsibility of government, whether local, state or federal is to keep the peace and insure national security.  Instead, our borrowed money and tax dollars are going to other government employees working in wasteful programs and people on the dole, many of whom can and should be working.   So much so that we have a $17 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight and $100 Trillion of unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and local, state and federal public employee pensions that will bankrupt our country.   In the case of Josephine, County Oregon, they do not have enough money to provide basic services because of the money going out in Entitlements.  It really is that simple.  Obviously, basic services like police, fire and on national level, Defense should be funded before all other things.

That is just not happening in the United States any more as Socialists in particular, win elections by getting more people on the dole dependent on them for sustenance.  Until we get our priorities straight, we will see more Josephine, County scenarios and particularly when we have civil strife on our streets that will occur with the economic collapse of the United States that is coming because of Washington's inability to deal with Entitlements and to cut spending.  Sadly, it is what it is.         

ObamaCare - The Next Big Government Bail Out

Tucked away in the ObamaCare 2,700 page monstrosity is a little provision that guarantees the insurance companies a government bail out if the the revenues promised them from ObamaCare do not appear.   Since the mix of new customers and the revenues from them is not going to happen, the next government bail out will be going to the insurance companies.  ObamaCare is predicated on the insurance companies gaining 7 million new customers by March, 2014.   But, it is not just any customers.  In order for ObamaCare to work financially, the mix has to be favorable to the insurance companies.  That is, they must sign up about 2 million young healthy people willing to pay higher than necessary medical insurance premiums to subsidize 50 - 64 years old's with pre existing conditions that are signing up for ObamaCare at lower than necessary premium rates and those that are getting subsidies.   ObamaCare is after all a giant redistribution of income Socialist big government Ponzi Scheme. 

And, why should healthy young people that are neither eligible for government subsidies, nor getting employer sponsored health insurance, pay $200 - $400 a month, when they can just wait to get sick to sign up for ObamaCare.  It is just fifth grade math.   Many of these successful young people, the 50% able to find jobs out of university, are paying off student loans and trying to move away from home and live independently.  If they are healthy, the last thing on their minds is health insurance. 

People will sign up for ObamaCare; but they are the wrong people.  About half of them will be signing up for expanded Medicaid at taxpayer expense to get medical insurance for free.  The other half will either be those with pre-existing conditions because they are getting a great deal and or those that will qualify for subsidies again at taxpayer expense.  So these people along with the insurance companies guaranteed profitability win big from ObamaCare.   The rest of us, the 50% of Americans that pay all the taxes in the US, including the 21 new taxes in ObamaCare and the new taxes that came out of the Fiscal Cliff Deal along with the 85% of Americans provided employer sponsored heath insurance that are paying higher premiums to subsidize everyone else are the big losers in this corrupt deal.  This is another big hit to the Middle Class in America. 

Of course, this Blogger heard a young Socialist commentator on MSNBC, the Mindless Socialist Network Broadcasting Company, acknowledge that the Middle Class would take a big hit from ObamaCare, however this 35 year old know-nothing character said it is because the "rich" were not paying their fair share.   We have heard this song before from Socialist idiots and or propagandists that apparently did not learn fifth grade math and it is getting really old.   The fact is that if all assets were confiscated from the top 5% of wage earners and otherwise wealthy people, not just a percentage, it would not cover the annual Obama Deficits, nor could it ever deal with the $100 Trillion of unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and local, state and federal pensions that will bankrupt the United States because there just aren't enough rich people to milk.   The only place to go for this money is the Middle Class, the other 45% of Americans that pay all the income taxes in America and even then, there is not enough money coming from them to cover what has been promised. 

This is the reason why taxes are so high for all working people in Europe, not just the rich.  In order to pay for the nanny state, the Middle Class must be milked, as well, the same as is now happening with ObamaCare.  Hence, the reason this Blogger's employees working in Europe paying very high income taxes, bring empty suitcases to the US during our company meetings to buy goods at CostCo to avoid the 20 - 25% sales taxes common in Europe that triple the price of goods. 

In any case, Obama will bail out the insurance companies during his last three years in office by providing them billions of borrowed, or taxpayer dollars to guarantee their profitability.   Obama will not even have to go back to Congress to get the money.  The law that is ObamaCare will allow Obama to do it by Executive Order to take care of his PEEP's at our expense.  Surprise, Surprise.  Ultimately, ObamaCare must be repealed to stop all this nonsense and provide for real health care reform in America. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jesus - The Reason For The Season

As we celebrate Christmas each year, usually during a shopping frenzy in the US, we should never forget that Jesus Is The Reason For The Season.   So to all, this Blogger says Merry Christmas, whether is it politically correct or not.  It was President Grant and Congress that made Christmas, yes Christmas a religious holiday into a National Holiday in the US in 1870, which is the reason most businesses are closed and Americans have the day off.   Thank you President Grant.   And, what we often seem to forget and or the lame stream left wing media seems to deny is that our Founding Fathers were all God loving Christians.  It is no coincidence that we see things like "In God We Trust" on our money. 

And, or there is a non-denominational, usually Christian Chaplain, assigned to the Congress.  There are many symbols of God and Christmas tied to our federal government.   The Ten Commandants hangs in the Supreme Court as the basis for Judeo Christian law.   The President lights the National Christmas Tree.   It is not a Hanukkah Bush.  Politicians regularly end speeches, even Godless Obama, with God Bless The United States.  Politicians, including President's, say So Help Me God as they take the oath of office with their hand on the Bible.   This saying is also the basis for swearing to tell the truth.  All of these things come from our Judeo Christian history.  

The first Amendment to our Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, added by James Madison, protects Freedom of Religion, Speech and Press from encroachment by government.   This just means that government cannot prevent the practice of any religion, including Christianity, in both the private and public square.  Yet, somewhere along the line during the last 100 years of Socialist Creep secular judges declared that there was a Separation of Church and State.   No such language exists in the Constitution; nor was it the obvious intent of our Founding Fathers.   Spurred on by Atheists and in some cases non-practicing Secular Jews, these court rulings have led to the elimination of prayer and a mention of God in the public schools and Nativity scenes and crosses have been removed from the public space.  To be clear, Christians do not oppose the visible practice of any religion, or no religion; yet we are often forced to hide our faith.   In fact, since I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, this Blogger often scolds my Jewish friends for failure to practice their religion, which is absolutely part of the Judeo Christian tradition and our country history. 

Practicing our religions openly and publicly was always intended by our Founding Fathers.  Freedom of Religion, all religions, is critical to a free society.   We see the end result of taking God out of our public schools and the public square, don't we.  Shootings on campus.  Lack of a moral compass for many kids.  The knock out game.  Rampant promiscuity.  7 out of 10 Black babies and 4 out of 10 White babies born out of wedlock often into poverty and our welfare system.  Abortion on demand.  How is this working for us.  Jesus is clearly the reason for the season.  Too bad many Americans think Christmas is just about a meaningless shopping spree.     

Monday, December 23, 2013

War On Christians In The Middle East

As we celebrate Christmas in the United States and have to deal with many in our country that hate Christians, we should also be aware that there is a war on Christians going on in the Middle East.  Various Muslim countries do not allow freedom of religion and in particular the practice of Christianity and Judaism.  In some cases, it is illegal and even punishable by death to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in an attempt to convert non-believers.  The same freedom of religion that we allow Muslims in the United States and other Western countries is not afforded Christian in many Muslim countries.  What are they afraid of.   If their faith and  values are sound, why would any Muslim have to worry about Christian conversions. 

When Socialist President Obama extended a hand to Muslims during his early on apology tour right after being elected in 2008, he should have also called for Freedom of Religion throughout the Middle East, the cradle of three great religions of the world.   Instead, what we have today are Christians being put in jail and or murdered in Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Iran.  Saudi Arabia does not allow Christians to practice their religion openly.  Muslims are killing Christians in Northern Africa in the Sudan and other countries.

All Western leaders and Pope Francis and other Christian religious leaders must stand up and demand that discrimination against Christians and people of all faiths STOP.   Supposedly, there are sanctions against Iran to stop their nuclear program, which is not working.  How about sanctions against any country that does not allow religious freedom.   I know, I know, this is a Western Value; but so what.   It is really a human value in modern times.  All people should be free to worship God, as they so choose, or not worship God at all.

It would nice at Christmas time in particular for President Obama, who claims to be a Christian, to speak out in defense of all peoples of faith.   Obama could do it at a Press Conference, from a beach in Hawaii where he is vacationing at taxpayer expense, as part of his holiday best wishes.   Just maybe, the governments in the Middle East would get the message that if they want to be part of the civilized world, they must stop murdering Christians and others that do not share their faith.   And or, let's give these Middle East Christians an automatic visa to enter the United States, to end this persecution once and for all.      

ObamaCare - Do Or Die Deadline Date

December 23, 2013 is the deadline date to sign up for ObamaCare to have insurance by January 1, 2014; maybe.  Obamanistas, including Socialist President Obama, have made such a mess of this program that no one knows for sure what the rules are related to sign up and penalties.  As of this point, about 6 million Americans and counting have lost their health care insurance, effective January 1, as policies were cancelled that do not meet ObamaCare standards; maybe.  Obama asked insurance companies to extend these policies for another year, which is not happening either because states will not allow it, or because insurance companies like Aetna, the nation's largest, insuring more than 55 million Americans, have said NO to Obama's request.   And, we wonder why Obama has been such a failure on the foreign stage. 

Supposedly, according to Obama, about a million Americans have signed up for ObamaCare.   Really?? Most of those people, however, have signed up for free Medicaid and or the others are people that qualify for subsidies mostly with Pre-Existing conditions.   However, signing up or "enrolling" does not mean that someone has insurance unless and until they pay their share of the premium, presumably before the end of 2013.  As such, Obama has asked insurance companies to ignore whether they pay or not and to insure these people retroactively to January 1, 2014. 

Mr. President, that is not how real life works.   The President would know that if he ever lived and worked in the real world.  Normally, in the real world it is pay to play.  But in Obama's world, the insurance companies have been told to make this happen.   The President has told them not to worry and that the government would borrow the money, from the Chinese and others and or use our tax dollars to pay for these premiums in the interim and they would all sing kumbaya and settle up later.  It is hard to see how Obama will reach his target to sign up 7 million healthy young people and others willing to pay high premiums to subsidize those getting medical insurance for little or nothing.  If that does not happen, ObamaCare at least financially falls apart. 

Of course, there have already been many Obama Executive Orders modifying ObamaCare that are probably unconstitutional, since ObamaCare, as written for better or worse and mostly worse, is the law of the land.   It should require an act of Congress to change ObamaCare; but not in Obama's dictatorial world.  So, employers do not face the Mandate to provide insurance until 2015 instead of 2014 as written.  Apparently, the penalty has also been waived for the 6 million Americans that lost their insurance until 2015 to buy insurance that they can no longer afford.   The insurance companies are furious about that one.  Not sure yet, if Obama's waived the rule requiring that Cadillac Plans be taxed to take care of his Union supporters; but if that one has not occurred yet, it will happen before the election in 2014.  Further, Obama is prohibiting insurance companies from telling customers what their rates will be for 2015 until after the election in November.   What a surprise. 

Obama, the Liar In Chief, is in way over his head.  This incompetent President and his Socialist Pals in Congress are destroying the best health care system in the world.  Rather than just deal with the people who did not have medical insurance, presumably the 30 million Socialists are always talking about and those in the private market with Pre-Existing Conditions that could not buy insurance, Obama, Reid and Pelosi decided to "fix" health care for all of us; the other 150 million families that already had insurance that for the most part worked.  Our problem related to cost not coverage.  Cost was not addressed at all in ObamaCare, since premiums will be higher because of all the "free mandates" in ObamaCare. 

Cost could have been addressed by dealing with tort reform related to malpractice cases, allowing people and companies to buy insurance across state lines, making medical insurance deductible for all Americans and creating high risk pools for those with pre-existing conditions; but none of these things were done in ObamaCare.  Instead, the federal government, the same people who run bankrupt Social Security, Medicare, Amtrac and the Post Office will now be making life and death decisions about our health care as THEY take over one sixth of the US economy.   Gosh, that make a lot of sense; doesn't it.  

Retribution Day is coming in November, 2014.  Socialists who voted for the ObamaCare monstrosity should all be thrown out of office.  In the old days, they would have also be tarred and feathered, which is still not a bad idea; but I guess we will have to settle for sending them back into Academia, or having them get richer as lobbyists in Washington.  That is all OK as long we throw them out of office for their high crimes and misdemeanors for enacting the ObamaCare monstrosity.   Never forget and never forgive, an old Italian motto.  It is time to get even so that these Socialists are forced to work for a living for a change, rather than continuing to feed at the trough at our expense.   

Sunday, December 22, 2013

First Rule - Do No Harm

The first rule in life, business and government should be Do No Harm.  Generally, people who screw up in life end up with dysfunctional families and often times live in poverty.   Managers who do a poor job of managing a business sometimes lose their jobs and or cause a company to go out of business.  Politicians in the US who make poor decisions and or who implement bad policies negatively impact the American people and our nation as a whole.  We have seen this premise in action, big time, during the last 5 years of the Obama Presidency. 

Let me count the ways.   Obama's borrow, tax and spend Socialist Schemes have pro longed the Recession.  We have the highest poverty rate and the lowest labor participation rate in three decades thanks to Obama's economic shenanigans.  Blacks and Hispanics in America have really suffered as their unemployment rate is double the national rate.   50% of young people graduating from university, Obama supporters, can't find jobs.   There are still millions of Americans unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work and or who have just given up looking for work altogether.  Obamanistas, particularly at the EPA and other agencies are job killers.  The Middle Class in America is worse off today than the day Obama took office in 2008.   So much for hope and change. 

Rather than dealing with the 30 million people that did not have health insurance, ObamaCare is destroying the best health care system in the world.  About 6 million Americans that had health insurance have already had their policies cancelled and that number is growing.  Americans cannot keep their current plans and doctors as promised by Obama.   That is the reason Obama has been recognized as the biggest liar in the country.  Obama's attempt to take over one sixth of the US economy is a dismal failure.   While those getting subsidies and those with pre-existing conditions may be better off as a result of ObamaCare, all other Americans are paying more and are far worse off related to their health care.  Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress have really made a mess of our health care system. 

Obama's foreign policy has diminished America's position in the world.  This is especially true in the Middle East where Iran inches closer to nuclear weapons and China asserts itself in the South China Sea because Obama is weak.  Obama's notion of leading from behind creates a vacuum in the world, which the Iranians, Russians and Chinese are more than willing to fill.  This is dangerous for the United States and our allies.  While Bin Laden may be dead, Al Queda has grown in 12 or more countries as a bigger threat to the United States than before Obama was President.  The United States is not safer today as a result of Obama's inexperience and naive foreign policy. 

Finally, the United States is one day closer to economic collapse and bankruptcy because Obama refuses to end deficit spending and deal with Entitlement Reform.   Our $17 Trillion National Debt, with no end in sight and $100 Trillion of unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and local, state and federal pensions is unsustainable.  The recent Budget Deal, that actually raises spending as a result of Socialist demands and Republican complicity, is a disaster for our country.   This Blogger sees nothing in the works that would end this Debt Spiral and trajectory.  When economic collapse comes and it will come based on what we see today, we will have civil strife on our streets and then all bets are off. 

We need to add to the oath of office for all elected officials, including the President, "I pledge to do no harm to the American people and the United States so help me God.".   Clearly, the oath of office they all take now is not sufficient to protect the interests of the American people and our country.  Obama and his Socialist pals in government are a clear and present danger to our nation as bad as any foreign enemy we have ever faced.  Republicans (RINOS) who vote for Socialist Schemes are not much better.   The first rule in life, business and government should be DO NO HARM.  Clearly, President Obama just does not govern in accordance with this rule because he has made a real mess of many things.   

Friday, December 20, 2013

Duck Dynasty & Freedom Of Religion and Speech

Quirky Phil Robertson, the patriarch on the hit show Duck Dynasty on A & E has been suspended for expressing his Christian Biblical religious beliefs in a GQ article interview.   In particular, Robertson said that homosexuality is a sin in accordance with Bible teachings.  When asked the question about sin,  Robertson listed homosexuality in a long list of other sins identified in the Bible.  The reality is that about 50% of Americans see homosexuality as an "abomination" to use the term in the Bible.  The other 50% of us, including this Blogger, have more of a live and let live attitude; but that does not mean that many of us equate homosexual sex with heterosexual sex, which is the basis for procreation.  Neither do most Americans believe the rampant promiscuity, outside marriage, by either homosexual or heterosexual Americans is a good thing.  We also believe that marriage, a 5,000 year old tradition, should be between a man and woman; though this Blogger can live with Civil Unions, providing the same rights as marriage for Gays and Lesbians.  In this case, the words matter. 

Nevertheless, the left wing and the lame stream media that supposedly support diversity and tolerance, only do so when people tow their party line.  So, if an American holds devout Christian, Orthodox Jewish or Muslim beliefs all of which condemn things like homosexuality, adultery and abortion and are open about it, they are guilty of hate speech and therefore must be silenced and removed from the national stage.  Of course, this is B--L S--T and it is getting old.  What Gays need to understand is that the same freedom of speech that allows them to shout the slogan, "I am here, I am queer and I am proud of it", without being killed, which would happen in some Muslim countries, is same freedom that allows Christians and others to express their beliefs.  You can't have it both ways.  And, in addition to this issue, any criticism of Socialist President Obama is characterized as "racism" or "racist".   The dim wit on MSNBC, Melissa Harris Perry even said that using the word ObamaCare, which Michelle Obama just did on TV, is racist.   Ridiculous!

Frankly, the left wing, politically correct crowd in the US needs to stop all this nonsense and recognize that the First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees all Americans, even them with their dopey ideas, the right of both free speech and religion in both the public and private square.  Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty is a born again Christian who believes that the Bible is the word of God.  The things Robertson said during the GQ interview just reflect his religious beliefs.  Provided someone does not incite violence, Robertson is entitled to his religious beliefs no different than other people are entitled to believe otherwise.   This is all part of the hate inspired war on Christianity that has been going on for years in the US by Atheists, Socialists and Communists.  Gays and Lesbians should be smarter than to let themselves be used in this battle. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Legalization of Marijuana - Pretty Dumb

We have spent the last 20 or more years telling the American people that cigarette smoking causes cancer.   The result has been significantly fewer smokers.  Even so, the only group insurance companies are allowed to discriminate against in ObamaCare are smokers.   They can be charged medical premiums that are 50% or more higher than normal.  And then, there are Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), a group focused on getting drunk drivers, often involved in fatal car accidents, off our city streets.  So what do we do now; but legalize Marijuana in many states.  Go figure. 

It is true that a lot of law enforcement goes into dealing with smuggling and sale of Marijuana into and around the United States, primarily from Latin America.  So on that basis, Libertarians argue for legalization to prevent a losing battle that is costing billions of tax dollars each year.   But how is having more intoxicated people putting smoke into their lungs somehow good for our country.  It is certainly no better than having more drunk people on our roads. 

So while no doubt there are people in all age groups that smoke Marijuana, it would seem that this drug and it is a drug will be used primarily by those under 30 out to get high.    Many millennials are already poorly educated when compared with other industrialized countries and under employed.   So how is helping them legally become Pot Heads going to benefit them or society.  I just don't get it.  This Blogger tried Marijuana a few times in my 20's during the 60's and 70's when Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll were the rage.  Drugs didn't do anything for me so they were never a big part of my life then or now.   I was too busy working my way through university to even think about taking drugs of any kind.  Hippy's usually came from rich families that had the luxury of time on their hands, since they often did not work.  Back then, they were the ones using Marijuana and other drugs. 

I just don't see how legalization of Marijuana can possibly be a good thing.  Don't we have enough dysfunction in the United States already.  It is an indication of a decedent society in decline where anything goes.  Having more people stoned on drugs, or any intoxicant is not going to make our country more productive or competitive in the world.  If anything, it will lead to the demise of the United States as a super power that actually emanates from our combined brain power.  Americans negatively impacting their intellectual capabilities by taking drugs can't be good for America.   What am I missing??   

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Congress Cut Veterans Pensions - Shameful

As part of the Budget Deal enacted by Congress that increased spending by $65 Billion, in the next two years, doubled airline ticket taxes and supposedly saved $23 Billion (peanuts) over ten years if it ever happens, Veterans pension benefits were cut by $6 Billion.  Some Republicans in the Senate attempted to amend the deal to protect Vets by finding other savings; but got no where as the Socialists in the Senate would not allow any Amendments.   Shame on both Socialists and Republicans in Congress that voted for this Budget Deal and particularly because of the cuts in Vets Pensions.  To make matters even worse, Socialist President Obama previously raised fees for medical benefits going to those in the military. 

This cut in pensions will result on average in $70,000 - $120,000 less pension monies for Vets retiring with 20 years of military service over a 20 year pay-out period.  Considering the waste, fraud, abuse and redundancy that exists in federal government spending, there were so many other spending cuts possible that to enact this Budget on the backs of Veterans is just deplorable.  Any American with fifth grade math skills could have cut billions of dollars out of current spending.  Let's start with eliminating 500,000 federal civilian employees, out of the current 2.65 million by normal attrition.   We can lay off the 20,000 ObamaCare Navigators, Obama's Community Organizer PEEP's and let insurance brokers, paid commissions by insurance companies, assist those that want to sign up for ObamaCare.  Next, let's pay federal employees the same compensation, benefits and pensions in accordance with what Mid-Sized companies pay for like work, instead of the 40% more that government workers typically earn. 

Then we need to eliminate all the redundant programs that over lay each other.  There must be a thousand or more, most of which are a complete waste of money.  Let's deal with fraudulent Disability recipients, several million out of the 10 million getting tax free Disability Benefit, while they often paint houses on the side, or do other work under the table.  We all know it is happening.  We could eliminate the Obama Cell Phones given to people on the dole that cost the American taxpayer $2 Billion a year.  And, then there are the billions of dollars the IRS erroneously paid out to the working poor and illegal aliens in the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Finally, we can get rid of the Departments of Education, Commerce and Energy and to the degree that any of their work is valuable meld these Departments into Health and Human Services, State and the Interior Departments.   Anyone with common sense would do some or all of these things before cutting Veterans pensions; but apparently common sense is a rare commodity in Washington DC.   

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NSA Spying On Americans Ruled Unconstitional

The National Security Agency's (NSA) spying on all Americans has been ruled unconstitutional by Federal District Judge Richard Leon, a Bush Appointee.  Clearly, the Judge asserted that collecting phone data on calls made by all Americans is a violation of the 4th Amendment protecting us from illegal searches and seizures.  The Judge pushed aside the notion that a secret court can essentially apply a blanket warrant without cause.  Hurrah for civil liberties.  This is case where both the left and the right agree, which is rare.  Finding a needle in a haystack, in this case Terrorists, should not involve violation of the rights of all Americans.   Instead, what should be happening is that the government should focus on Islamic Radicals and perhaps both left and right wing extreme groups that advocate violence and or the over throw of the US government.  Well dah! 

If you want to find Terrorists, go where they are rather than spying on all Americans minding their own business.  This does mean profiling; but so what when we are protecting the national security interests of our nation.   Yes, Mr. President, there are Islamic Fascists and Radicals committed to destroying our nation and imposing a Caliphate Dictatorship in the Middle East based on Sharia Law.  This is not this Blogger talking; but rather the Terrorists that are very open about their goals.  There may also be native born radical groups and anarchists in the United States committed to the over throw of the US government.  Of course, we have to be careful with this one because Obamanistas see an enemy around every corner. 

Not to be confused, Conservatives that oppose Obama's Socialist Schemes and goal to transform our nation into a Socialist country, know that we must suffer through three more years of Obama's Presidency before we can see real Hope and Change.   We will fight like hell to stop Obama from making a mess of our country; but that does not involve violence.  It does involve Free Speech, Free Press and the Freedom to Assemble, rights guaranteed us in the Constitution.  Naturally, given Obama's IRS targeting of Conservative groups and all the NSA spying, we have good reason to be concerned that should result in protests and loud disapproval; but those are not Terrorist actions.

No doubt, Obama's Justice Department will appeal this NSA court case, which may ultimately go all the way to the Supreme Court.  Let us hope that Freedom is upheld; but given the Robert's Court and the ObamaCare decision, we can't count on it.  The three branches of government have colluded to expand 100 years of Socialist Creep.  In doing so, our Constitutional rights, designed by our Founding Fathers, continue to be eroded.  NSA spying on all Americans is just the latest egregious example.   

Monday, December 16, 2013

MSNBC - Big Union & Socialist Party Mouthpiece

Everyone knows that MSNBC, the Mindless Socialist Network Broadcasting Company is the mouth piece for the Socialist Party of America.   The "Lean Forward" ads on MSNBC that are not paid advertising; but rather just commentary supporting Socialist President Obama and all his Socialist Schemes are the most blatant unpaid political advertising every seen on TV.  Now, we learn that loud mouth, Big Ed Schultz, a left wing commentator on MSNBC has been taking money from big unions for giving speeches and as advertisers on his loser "progressive" radio show.   In fact, in 2012 - 2013, Shultz received $252,000 to buy his opinions and support. 

Supposedly, some or all of this money was donated to charity because receiving it is even a Conflict of Interest for MSNBC; but since Shultz has not been fired, it is obviously happening with a wink and nod.   Of course, whose bread you eat, whose song you sing.  And, since Shultz has taken this money from big unions, he sings like a Socialist song bird every night on TV. 

Look, there is nothing fair or balanced about MSNBC.  Their commentators like Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Melisa Harris Perry, Ed Shultz and various others are all left wing Socialist members of the lame stream media.  I suppose they could be characterized as clowns, or entertainers because they are certainly not reputable journalists.  As such, there is nothing about MSNBC that can be called NEWS.  And, since Socialists will lie, cheat, steal, borrow or extort to stay in power feeding at the trough, we see these behaviors daily on MSNBC.   This is probably the reason all of these characters have dismal ratings.   Fox News beats MSNBC and all other "News" and opinion outlets in every category and by huge margins because they report the truth.

MSNBC, you can fool some of the people some of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time, said Abraham Lincoln.  The commentators on MSNBC, like President Obama, who sends a chill up Chris Matthews leg, lie all the time.   Actually, Obama is more like a bedsore on our leg that we can only hope will heal once he is out of office.  Anyone watching MSNBC, those few of you, just need to click to Fox News for the truth.   Yes, Fox is right of center; but at least you will hear other opinions there as well.  MSNBC is a cabal of really intellectually dishonest people.  The old Communist Soviet Union had their version of MSNBC.  They called it Pravda.   

RINO Senator John McCain In The Ukraine & Blog Correction

RINO Senator John McCain of Arizona apparently does not realize that he lost his bid for the Presidency to Socialist President Obama.   McCain, who is a regular on Sunday morning news programs, purporting to speak for the American people, is now joining protesters in the Ukraine who are fighting for their freedoms and closer ties with the European Union, rather than Russia as advocated by the President of the Ukraine.   We don't really have a dog in this fight.  This is the equivalent of the Russians trying to develop closer ties with Mexico or Canada at our expense.  In any case, McCain is in the Ukraine speaking before these Protesters promising economic sanctions if the President of the Ukraine does not meet the Protester's demands. 

First, the last time I checked the Constitution, whether we like it or not, President Obama is the Commander In Chief of the United States, not a has been dinosaur Senator, with a rich wife, from Arizona.   This Blogger suggests that McCain focus on the things impacting the people of Arizona like Obama's higher taxes and more regulations and ObamaCare that are killing jobs and Illegal Immigration.  For some reason, which is unexplainable except for the fact that McCain is obviously a President want-a-be, McCain just loves to bring attention on himself by traveling to foreign countries and getting himself embroiled in their political chaos.  

Maybe McCain should not be paid for the days he spends outside the United States, since obviously he is pursuing a personal agenda that has nothing to do with his Constituents' interests.  The United States has a $17 Trillion National Debt and about $100 Trillion in unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, and local, state and federal pensions all thanks to Socialists and RINO's like John McCain that have been in office for years feeding at the trough.  John McCain, though honorable for his military service, is another poster child for term limits and the sooner the better.   The notion of politicians for life is a source of corruption, waste, fraud and abuse in government.  Senator McCain, come home and do your job.  Forget about the Ukraine.  Though Obama may screw it up like so many other things he has made a mess of,  for better or worse and in Obama's case usually for worse, we only have one President at a time. 

P.S. Blog Correction:  In a previous Blog Posting, I said that Congressman Joe Heck of Las Vegas, Nevada voted for the Budget Deal.   That was wrong.  Joe Heck voted Against.  It was Socialist Congressman Denny Heck of Washington State that voted for the Budget Deal.   Joe Heck got it right.   

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time For A Balanced Budget Amendment

Socialists and Republicans in Congress have proven over and over again that they are incapable of ending deficit spending and paying off our National Debt.  The recent Budget Deal negotiated by Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Socialist Senator Patty Murray raised discretionary spending by $65 Billion by setting aside Sequester cuts, raised taxes/airline fees impacting the cost of doing business for many companies and supposedly reduced the National Debt by $23 Billion, if it ever happens, over 10 years.  Folks, cutting spending by $23 Billion over ten years, out of the likely $50 Trillion that will be taxed, borrowed and spent over ten years is the equivalent of not buying a Big Mac each year during this time period.  Big F-----G Deal!!   We are still headed toward a $25 Trillion National Debt in the next ten years assuming the markets will allow it, which is unlikely.  Aside from Socialist President Obama's Lie of the Year related to ObamaCare, when he said you can keep your Medical Insurance Plan and Doctors, this Budget Deal positioned as good for our country would take second place for the big Lie of the Year Award. 

The reality is that we need a Balanced Budget Amendment added to the US Constitution to end the fiscal insanity that we see happening in Washington DC that will lead to the bankruptcy of the United States, economic collapse and resultant civil strife on our streets.   It becomes clearer by the day that WE THE PEOPLE cannot trust our elected representatives to put our fiscal house in order.   We have to do it ourselves.  Ideally, the states should convene a Constitutional Convention to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment; but that is not likely to happen because the states, that cannot print money, benefit from federal government largess.  While most states have Constitutional requirements mandating a balanced budget, the states have used borrowing to fund operating expenses to get to balance.   The blue states in particular, that often have the highest taxes, also have the most debt so much so that their bonds are rated as junk bonds.  Think of Detroit City on steroids related to states like California and Illinois.   In addition, state politicians are highly dependent on borrowed federal money to fund their state budgets so they will not do anything to stop the monies from flowing, even if it means bankrupting our country. 

As such, getting three quarters of the states, as required by the US Constitution to call a Constitutional Convention, is not going to happen until we go over the cliff.   WE THE PEOPLE can't wait for that to happen.  Instead, we will have to take to the streets every year in Washington DC to push for a Balanced Budget Amendment.   This issue is just as important as the Civil Rights Movement was to minorities.  WE THE PEOPLE must demand that our elected representatives, of both political parties, enact a Balanced Budget Amendment.   We must ask all candidates of both political parties to take the pledge that they will support a Balanced Budget Amendment.   Any candidate that refuses to do so should be primaried.  We must make life miserable for them until they enact a Balanced Budget Amendment.   We have to take our country back from those feeding at the trough.  While we are at it, we should also demand Term Limits; but that is another Blog Posting. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

RINO Boehner Attacks Conservatives

Playing right into the hands of Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress who want to divide and destroy the Republican Party, RINO Speaker of the House John Boehner attacked Conservatives that opposed the Budget Deal that raised spending by $65 Billion, raised taxes and resulted in just $23 Billion in deficit reduction over ten years that will NEVER happen.   In doing so, Boehner pushed aside the Sequester designed to reign in spending.  The Bi-Partisan vote was 332 to 94 as 62 real Conservatives stuck to our principles and voted NO.  I am sorry to say that  our Republican Congressmen from the state of Nevada Mark Amodei, who normally votes right, voted for this Budget Deal. 

In an email to Constituents, Congressman Mark Amodei attempted to justify his vote to push aside the Sequester and raise discretionary spending and taxes by citing the $23 Billion that supposedly will be saved over ten years.   What a joke!  Even if it did happen, this is equivalent to not buying a Big Mac every year for the next ten years given that the federal government is likely to spend more than $50 Trillion in this time period.   Let's face it, Republicans in Congress got rolled again by the Socialists.  Republicans who claim to be for ending deficit spending and paying off our National Debt cannot claim to be so when they vote to raise spending and add to our National Debt.  Do they think we are stupid?

To make matters worse, apparently RINO Speaker Boehner does not understand that without Conservatives, the base of the Republican Party, Republicans cannot win elections.  After watching  Boehner's performance on TV, railing against Conservatives, this Blogger immediately called the Republican National Committee, the Republican Senatorial Committee and Boehner's office to demand that they take my name off all mailing lists because I will not donate one dime to the Republican Party apparatus as long as John Boehner and Mitch McConnell remain the leaders of the party in Congress.   Both Boehner and McConnell have proven over and over again that they are not up to the job. 

It is time for both of them to step aside to the back bench, or preferably retirement to let real Conservatives with the gumption to stand up to the Socialists in government, rather than bending over every time these fights occur.  RINO's in the Republican Party have been complicit in creating 100 years of Socialist Creep and our current $17 Trillion National Debt that will go to $25 Trillion in the next ten years or sooner, assuming the markets will allow it.  And, that does not include the $100 Trillion sitting out there in unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Expanded Medicaid, ObamaCare, and local, state and federal pensions that is about to explode on the American people.   The United States is facing bankruptcy and economic collapse because of Socialist Schemes and RINO's that always go along to get along in order to continue feeding at the trough.  IT HAS TO STOP.  Boehner and McConnell have to go. 


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Obama Packing The Courts With Left Wing Judges

With the help of Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader, Obama is packing the federal courts with left wing Judges to insure that his Socialist Schemes and Executive Orders are upheld.   Reid implemented the Nuclear Option allowing for a vote of just 51 Senators to approve judges, rather than the usual 60 votes needed that had been in place for decades. 

This is being done now in anticipation of losing the Congress in 2014.  Dirty Harry and Obama know that if the Senate flips to Republican and the House is still controlled by Republicans, which is likely in 2014, that his Presidency is over.   Obama will not be able to enact anymore of his Socialist Schemes by legislation through Congress.  Instead, Obama intends to go around Congress by Dictatorial Executive Orders that no doubt will be challenged in the Washington DC District Federal Court, before perhaps going to the Supreme Court.  The only good news in all of this is that a future Republican President can strike down all of Obama's Executive Orders with the stroke of a pen; but alot of damage can ge done before that happens. 

As a result, Obama is packing this Washingtion Federal District Court and others around the country with radical left wing Socialist and perhaps even Communist judges that will support his big government, intrusive Socialist Schemes.  Remember, these appointments are for life.  So even though thankfully Obama will be gone in three years, unless these judges die in office, or are impeached by Congress, we are stuck with them for years.   The damage that will be done to our country is catastrophic. 

Republicans are doing everything they can to delay these Obama appointments by using procedural mechanisms in the Senate; but sooner or later there will be a Socialist vote to confirm.   This Blogger has been saying for years that Obama is a clear and present danger to our country as bad as any foreign enemy we have ever faced.  Appointment of Socialist and Communist judges is just one more example of this danger to our freedom.  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Budget Deal - More Spending - More Debt

Republican leaders of Congress, fearing another government shut down, caved to Socialist demands to increase spending once again in the recently negotiated Budget Deal just adding more to our National Debt.   Based on the current trajectory, our National Debt will grow to $25 Trillion in the next 10 years assuming we don't experience economic collapse before then.  Conservatives in Congress should vote NO.  Instead of maintaining discretionary spending at $967 Billion for next year, the Budget will grow to something above a Trillion dollars, adding about $60 Billion in spending over two years.   This Budget Deal effectively cancels many of the cuts that were part of the Sequester Deal.   Supposedly, there will be billions in new fees and taxes and just $23 Billion in Deficit Reduction over ten years, which is chicken feed, assuming it really happens. 

Conservative Groups are all opposed to this Budget Deal because once again it just kicks the can down the road and does nothing to deal with our $17 Trillion National Debt and the $100 Trillion of unfunded liability sitting out there for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, Disability Benefits and local, state and federal pensions.  The United States is on a fast train headed toward bankruptcy and economic collapse.  President Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress keep that train moving in the wrong direction.  Without Republicans in Congress willing to put on the brakes, we will soon to go over the cliff.   This is yet another reason that both Republican Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader McConnell have to go.   They are RINO's. 

This Blogger is losing hope related to the fiscal insanity that we see in Washington DC.  It appears that there is no will, or courage to deal with  deficit spending as we borrow 40 cents for every dollar we spend.  Obama could care less.   Obama wants to see the destruction of the United States through crisis in order to transform our country into a Socialist, or maybe even a Communist nation managed by Dictatorial Executive Order.  Obama is already doing it, which is one reason he is packing the federal courts with Socialists and Communists.   Our Democracy and way of life are at stake. 

Republicans are focused on the 2014 and 2016 elections.   They obviously do not want to rock any boats in the hopes of taking over the Congress and the Presidency.   Even if they are successful, this Blogger is beginning to doubt if they were in control if they have the guts to do what is necessary to cut spending and get Entitlements under control.  It is starting to look like we have the Socialist Party of America and the Socialist/Republican Party of America in Washington DC.  

All Americans should fear this reckless spending.  If we experience economic collapse, there will be civil strife on our streets and then all bets are off.   We would likely see Dictatorship and the dissolution of the United States.  Don't think it can't happen because it has happened in other countries.   History should always be our teacher.   This Blogger is beginning to think the worst possible scenario is coming in the next 10 - 20 years.  The best we can do is prepare for economic disaster.  Buy Guns, Gold and Real Estate in Gated Communities.  The economic storm is coming. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Obama's Auto Bail-Out Cost Taxpayers $15 Billion Dollars

While the US taxpayer actually made billions of dollars on the Bank Bail-Out, initiated by President George W. Bush, as all of those monies were paid back with interest, Obama's Auto Bail-Out of GM, Chrysler and related companies cost taxpayers about $15 Billion.  Such a deal!!  Most important, Obama stole GM and Chrysler from the bond holders, in an unprecedented asset grab and gave it to the Auto Unions, his PEEP's and FIAT, an Italian car maker, for little or nothing.  This was not much different than what happened in Communist countries when they expropriated private property without compensation.

So American taxpayers, as GM sits on $27 Billion in cash and is prepared to pay big bonuses to their employees, gave the Auto Unions a $15 Billion Gift, from our hard earned money, as an Obama Pay-Off for their support in his election campaigns.  Now of course, all of the Unions are asking to be exempted from ObamaCare, which Obama is likely to do before the 2014 election by Executive Order. 

What we have in the United States is crony Capitalism where Obama and his Socialist Pals in government pick winners and losers based on campaign contributions.  The corruption in Washington DC has never been worse.  The Auto Bail-Out, which should never have happened at all is just one more example of Obama playing fast and loose with our money.  And, what did it achieve.  GM and Chrysler filed bankruptcy anyway.  Detroit City, GM's Headquarters location, is bankrupt.  In both cases, the bond holders and the American taxpayer paid the price for failed Socialist Schemes.  So what's new.   It is going to happen with ObamaCare and it is happening with all of Obama's loans and subsidies to Green Energy companies. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

MSNBC - ObamaCare Is Racist

According to Black Propagandist, Melissa Harris Perry, on MSNBC (the Mindless Socialist Network Broadcasting Corporation), the term ObamaCare is racist created by a bunch of rich White Men.  Really?  This woman is an idiot, not because she is Black; but because she does not know American history.  Since our founding, the names of people in government have been attached to their initiatives or actions, in both positive and negatives ways.  

Let's start with the Monroe, Truman and Bush Doctrines.  And, then there was Jeffersonian, Jacksonian and Wilsonian Democracy.  We had the Roosevelt Corollary, Hoovervilles, the Marshall Plan and Reaganomics.  Finally, last but probably not least, there has been HillaryCare, RomneyCare and today ObamaCare.  Perhaps, Ms. Perry should Google all of these references to learn a bit more about American history before she opens her big, uneducated mouth. 

While it is true that ObamaCare is not a term of endearment for the President's signature monstrosity, it is so named because the majority of the American people oppose this legislation.   Once and for all, the lame stream left wing media needs to get it through their thick skulls that our opposition to President Obama has nothing to do with the color of his skin; but rather we oppose his goal to transform America into a big government, intrusive, Socialist nation.  It would not matter if Obama was White, Yellow, Brown or Purple, it is his ideology and Socialist Schemes that are opposed by the majority of Americans.

Even so, it is true that Obama is our first Affirmative Action President, elected only because of the color of his skin and certainly not because of his experience, or the content of his character.   Obviously, Obama would not have been elected twice without White votes, which makes the racist charge pretty dumb.  However, we see daily that Obama is an incompetent LIAR; but as a Socialist that is not unusual.  Socialists throughout history have lied, cheated, borrowed, stolen and extorted to stay in power, feeding at the trough, as they made a mess of government.  Obama and his minions have been true to this adage, since before he was elected in 2008.

What is particularly funny about Perry's comment is that it was none other than Socialist President Obama too who proudly and defiantly started referring to the Affordable Care Act, which is unaffordable, as ObamaCare during the 2012 election.   Since ObamaCare has already proven to be a miserable failure, with upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016, Obama and his Socialist Pals in Congress and the left wing Media do not want his name associated with this train wreck coming at the American people.  

Unfortunately, you reap what you sow.  This monstrosity will always be referred to, for better or worse, as ObamaCare; kind of like Obama Dollars and Obama Cell Phones given to those on the dole.  Ms. Perry, it is what it is and it has nothing to do with racism.  Get over it.  ObamaCare is a monstrosity and the American people know it.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Helping The Poor In America

Since the New Deal and Great Society and now with all of Obama's Socialist Schemes, American taxpayers have spent trillion of dollars trying to eliminate poverty in America in the name of Social Justice.  Yet, the poverty rate today under Obama is higher than is was thirty years ago.   To be clear, poverty in America is not poverty in Africa or India.   Poverty in America often means people living in government subsidized housing, sometimes with air conditioning, receiving Welfare, Food Stamps,  free cell phones, public schooling and medical care, one way or another.  In addition, the working poor also receive the Earned Income Tax Credit.  In other words, instead of paying any federal or state income taxes, they get a tax refund.  So, as the standard of living has increased for all Americans, in the last 50 years, even though the Middle Class is worse off, life has gotten better for the poor in America. 

Even so, the notion that we have 50 million Americans getting Food Stamps and many millions on Welfare and Disability benefits and or getting the Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes fraudulently should be unacceptable to all Americans given the money we have spent to eliminate poverty in America, such as it is.  Obviously, government programs do not work if measured by the current official poverty rate.  So why throw even more money down this rat hole. 

Conservatives in America need to offer common sense solutions to help the poor in America.   Giving a man a fish allows him to eat for a day.  Teaching a man to fish allows him to eat for a life time.  We need to start with School Vouchers for inner city kids to allow them to escape failing public schools.  We need to convert Welfare into Workfare requiring recipients to either go to a vocational school to learn a trade, or clean up their own neighborhoods in return for the tax dollars they are getting.   We need to put men in jail who continue to father illegitimate children without supporting them.   We need to require that those addicted to drugs or alcohol get clean as a condition for getting government benefits.  We need to commit more government money to grants to both faith-based and other charitable organizations to help the poor break the cycle of poverty.  Clearly, government does a lousy job helping the poor, as evidenced by the current high poverty rate.  Instead of a hand up, government provides a permanent hand me down.  Charities that intervene to break the cycle of poverty can do it better.

Most important, doing same old, same old, spending trillions more in the same ways, is pretty dumb given the results we have seen in the last 50 years.  Government has destroyed the Black family as 7 out of 10 Black babies are born out of wedlock into the Welfare system.  We have to break this cycle.  Education is the key.  As Albert Einstein said, "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.   Government Programs designed to help the poor have proven to be fiscally insane for years.   It is time for real hope and change, not more failed big government Socialist Schemes.  We need Conservative solutions that are measurable, not more emotional arguments that are a road to higher poverty.     

ObamaCare - Covered California Exchange Failing

Covered California, the ObamaCare State Health Exchange is a big mess.  So far, California has signed up only 80,000 people for ObamaCare and another 140,000 people for expanded Medicaid/MediCal.  There are another 35,000 that may think they have signed up for medical insurance; but that are not yet entered into the system.  Either way, these numbers are a drop in the bucket for the most populous state with over 35 million people, especially since over a million Californians have had their current medical insurance policies cancelled effective January 1, 2014.

Covered California just can't handle the potential volume by the December 23rd deadline, so in violation of various privacy laws, California  government bureaucrats gave out the names, addresses and other contact information of those who just shopped on the California Exchange to insurance brokers all over the state.  What many do not realize is that the uninsured do not need to go on the Federal or State Exchanges to buy medical insurance unless they are eligible for a subsidy, or they are applying for expanded Medicaid.   Others can go directly to insurance brokers, or to various insurance company websites to buy medical insurance.  California Covered is now encouraging insurance brokers to follow up on these leads because the State Exchange cannot handle the volume.   Sound familiar.

So many of the more than 5 million Americans, in the private market, who have had their policies cancelled that are not eligible for subsides should not waste time with the Exchanges.   They should go direct to insurance companies to shop for the best deals for them. In all likelihood, as a result of the ObamaCare "free mandates", they will see the same higher insurance rates buying direct as they would have seen on the Exchanges, since the insurance companies can't be in the marketplace with wide variances in pricing. 

In any case, it is not just the ObamaCare Federal Health Exchange that is a mess.  Apparently, Covered California, the biggest state Exchange in the country, is in disarray as well.  Most important, the dismal sign up rates will make it impossible for Obama to meet his 7 million sign up target by March 1, which is the basis for all the numbers in ObamaCare.  Young, healthy people in particular that don't qualify for subsidies, or Medicaid are not going to pay two or three times what they should be paying to subsidize older people.  It is not going to happen. 

Instead, healthy young people will just self insure until they get sick and then buy ObamaCare, which will blow all the numbers apart.   Obama and most Socialists in government that have never worked in business, or managed anything in their lives just don't not understand human nature.  Obamanistas are going to learn this lesson the hard way in the months ahead and we are all going to pay the price for their foolish mistakes in resultant higher medical premiums.    

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Raising The Minimum Wage - Socialist Job Killer

Socialists in government and union agitators are pushing to double the Minimum Wage to $15 a hour.   This is a very bad idea and would hurt the very people they are trying to help.  Most people that earn the Minimum Wage work in fast food, retail and other restaurants.  They are often part time jobs that attract young kids in high school and adults that do not have the job or social skills and or education to do anything else.  Putting the Minimum Wage up to $15 a hour would result in annual earnings of about $31,200 a year, assuming a five day week.  At that amount, companies like MacDonald's would change to self service methods to take orders and payment.  It is already happening at stores like Home Depot where one cashier can oversea four self service machines. 

This will become standard procedure if the Minimum Wage goes to $15 an hour.  It will be a job killer.  Most important, many of the older people working in fast food are so poorly educated, thanks to our failing inner city public schools, that they cannot even properly place an order, or make change.  That is the reason why cash registers today are completely automated, showing the food as picture buttons and computing the change owed the customer based on punching in the cash paid for the purchase. 
There is no thinking involved in the transaction.   At best, these people are order takers.  This is why the person behind the register just hands the customer the change owed, rather than counting it out the old fashioned way when cash registers had no such capability.

But this push is not about Minimum Wage workers.   This Blogger regularly hires clerical and lower level employees, with social skills who can read and write for $30,000 - $35,000 plus benefits.   If illiterate people were paid these wages working in fast food or retail, lower level employees with higher job skills theoretically would have to be paid more than is common today.  Of course, that won't happen since the competitive nature of most businesses is such that prices can't be raised.  In our case, if we had to pay more, for lower level employees, we would  make all lower level jobs 29 hour part time positions to avoid the need to pay benefits and or we would just hire fewer people in the US by off shoring more work to India to control costs.

Today as a result of Internet and computer connectivity, office work can be done from anywhere.  Manufacturing is already happening in China and other countries.  So raising the Minimum Wage would just push more jobs overseas.  It all sounds good in the name of Social Justice; but the reality is that raising the Minimum Wage is a Socialist job killer.    

Friday, December 6, 2013

Obama Pivots To Class Warfare

ObamaCare is such a debacle that Socialist President Obama is doing anything and everything he can to change the subject.  Since even many of his PEEP's now view Obama as the LIAR he has always been, as a Socialist he is going back to the tried and true theme of Class Warfare to rally his base.  Forget about the fact that Obama's economic and regulatory policies are destroying our economy, the Middle Class and jobs.  None of that matters because as we all know, Socialists will lie, cheat, steal, borrow, extort and history teaches us even murder to stay in power feeding at the trough. 

So naturally, Obama speaks of the income inequality that he has made worse than before he became President.   The reality is that the poor are not poor because the rich are rich.  Many of the poor are poor because they lack self discipline, ambition and education.  Made worse by the fact that Obamanistas refuse to allow School Vouchers so that poor inner city kids can escape union controlled, failing public schools. The poverty rate is higher today than 30 years ago.  While the Labor Participation Rate, the number of Americans working at 62%, is lower than is was 30 years ago all thanks to Obama's Socialist Schemes.  Again, none of it matters because Obama continues to call for even higher taxes on the rich than he got from ObamaCare and the Fiscal Cliff deal.   Of course, higher taxes and more regulations are job killers; but since Obamanistas want more people on the dole as voters, they could care less. 

At the same time, the International Monetary Fund is calling on Socialists and Communists in government around the world to impose a Wealth Tax on the rich in addition to all the taxes being paid today.   The IMF, primarily funded by the US, is proposing a tax on all assets to deal with National Debt.  In Cyrus, they just confiscated people's savings so don't think it can't happen in the US.  Obama screwed the bond holders when he gave General Motors to the auto unions for nothing. 

What the the Socialists at the IMF apparently fail to understand is that the 50% of us in America that pay all the taxes are already taxed on everything we own, do, eat, touch etc.  In essence we already have a wealth tax in the US as local, state and the federal governments bleed us dry.  Depending on the state we live in, many Americans have 50 - 60% of their incomes confiscated.   When is enough enough.  For Socialists like Obama, the answer is never. 

Perish the thought that Socialists and Communists in government including Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress should ever actually cut spending to balance the federal budget and pay off the National Debt.  Instead, Obama will continue to preach his hateful Class Warfare ideology to divide our nation.   It is what it is and it is one of the reasons that Obama will go down as one of the worst, despised Presidents in American history.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Socialists - Tell The Truth About ObamaCare

It is time for President Obama and his Socialist Pals in government, that enacted ObamaCare, to finally tell the truth about this monstrosity, since their LIES become evident everyday.   ObamaCare is a massive redistribution of income Socialist Scheme designed to take even more money from the 50% of us that pay all the taxes in the United States and give it to the 50% that pay none.  This will happen as a result of the 21 new taxes imposed by ObamaCare, along with the higher premiums and deductibles being charged millions of Americans by the insurance companies to subsidize those that will get ObamaCare for little or nothing, older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions.   It is what it is.  Why lie about it.   

Further, it is impossible to add all the ObamaCare "free mandates", prohibition of insurance companies ability to discriminate on the basis of pre-existing conditions and an end to life time caps, without increasing insurance premiums.  So for those of us still paying for medical insurance, who do not qualify for subsidies, either in the private market, or through employer sponsored programs, Premiums will continue to go up dramatically.  It is inevitable.  Many will also lose their current plans and doctors; another Socialist LIE when Obama said repeatedly that this would not happen PERIOD. 

In addition, in order for Premiums to be lower for those 50 - 64 years old and particularly those with pre-existing conditions, young people 21 - 35 must pay two or three times what they would normally have to pay for medical insurance.  And, since there was $700 Billion in cuts to Medicare in ObamaCare, Senior Citizens will face higher co-pays and deductibles and rationing of care through end of life Death Panels in the law.   Finally, giving 30 - 50 million more people subsidized medical insurance and or expanded Medicaid will result in rationing of care for many people because there simply are not enough doctors to go around, particularly doctors willing to take Medicaid patients because the government reimbursements are so low. 

These are the facts about ObamaCare.   If this law is not repealed, it will destroy the finest health care system in the world that clearly worked just fine for 90% of Americans.   Yes, the cost are too high because Americans access medical services regularly and government has prevented real competition and the tort reform needed to limit malpractice litigation, but the fact is that the system worked for most Americans.  Yes, there is a need to provide medical services for the poor; but that could have been handled by expanded Medicaid without impacting all other Americans. 

However, ObamaCare is not about health care.  It is instead another big government Socialist Scheme to raise taxes and control and intrude into all aspects of daily life.   Obama has said that as long as he is President, thankfully only three more years, that ObamaCare will not be repealed.  Just fine.  Then Socialist need to tell the truth about their love child, Obama's signature legislative accomplishment.  Socialists created this monster and now they must take full responsibility for it during the elections of 2014 and 2016 by telling the truth for once.    

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Public Employee Unions Lose Big In Detroit

In a precedent setting court case in bankrupt Detroit City, Public Employee Unions lost big related to their pension benefits.  These Unions helped bankrupt Detroit in the last 50 years, negotiating compensation and benefits, including pensions, with corrupt Socialist city elected officials, that simply were not sustainable.  The rubber hit the road when Detroit had to file for bankruptcy.  The judge ruled that Union employees are just one more creditor in line with their hands out for their pension money. 

That means that they get no preference related to city funds now or in the future.  What will happen as a result is that the city of Detroit is likely to pay out 10 cents on a dollar in pension benefits because there simply is no money to do otherwise.  Naturally, the Union members that have been feeding at the trough for years are furious.  And, this ruling has national implications.  Obviously, it is impossible to raise taxes in Detroit to pay these pension benefits because there is no one left in Detroit to tax.  Most of the people who live in Detroit City are on the dole.  And, many companies left Detroit years ago because it became a drug infested hell hole.

There are more than 60,000 abandoned properties in Detroit City.  This city is a poster child for years of Socialist mismanagement.   Once one of the most prosperous cities in America, Detroit is today a ghost town as a result of corrupt Socialist governance.   And, there may be another 100 cities in the United States, as well as states like Illinois and California that are headed down the same road.  High taxes and regulations push out business and jobs, which begins the death spiral.  Public Employees Unions milk the system for all they can get until the balloon bursts. 

Sadly, Socialist President Obama is doing to America what his corrupt pals in Detroit did to that city.   The United States continues to borrow $800 Billion a year or more adding to our $17 Trillion National Debt.   The Federal Reserve continues to print money, devaluing the dollar to buy government debt that no other investors want.  Entitlements including ObamaCare are out of control.  Eventually, the Markets will say ENOUGH and when that day comes we will see the economic collapse of the United States just like in Detroit City. 

Watch what is happening in Detroit and many other cities and states in the US and you will see the end of our national story.  It will not be pretty.  Buy Guns, Gold and Real Estate to protect your family from the civil strife we will see on our streets one day.  Unless we change direction and soon to stop the fiscal insanity in Washington DC, Detroit City will be America.