Thursday, February 28, 2013

Obama's Sequestration Propaganda

Socialist President Obama has had to pull back from his Sequestration Propaganda and scare tactics because cutting about $44 Billion this year, $85 Billion over 12 months, out of almost $4 Trillion ($4000 Billion) in spending in 2013-14, is not going to amount to a hill of beans.   Even with these cuts, the federal government will spend more this year than last year.   It is all a bunch of baloney.  There will not be Armageddon on March 1 when the Sequester kicks in.   The Republicans called the President's bluff and now the President is worried that very few Americans will actually feel the loss of about 2% in federal government spending over ten years.  

In fact, the $1.2 Trillion cut by Sequestration, over ten years, is out of about $45 -  $50 Trillion that will be borrowed, taxed and spent in the next ten years.  It is not a big deal.  We actually have to cut much more to get our fiscal house in order, which must include both tax and Entitlement Reform. 

To put this in perspective, a dual income family earning $100,000 a year would have to cut about $2,000 in discretionary spending to accomplish the same level of spending cuts in a 12 month period.   That might mean a few less trips to Starbucks, MacDonald's and the movies each month; but life would not end.   No one in the family would starve, go without clothing, or heat in the winter.  Obama over played his hand when he described thousands of local government lay-off's that will not happen because they have nothing to do with the Sequester. 

Also, the Sequester does not involve Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Disability Benefits, Veterans Benefits, or Food Stamps, so no cuts in those programs.  So granny is not going over the cliff and the poor will still be getting their food, housing, medical care and medicine.  Let's face it, cutting 2% in government spending over ten years is peanuts and can easily be accomplished by ending redundant programs, agencies, commissions, departments and normal attrition.   It is not the end of the world unless you are a Socialist, like Obama and his pals in Congress, committed to higher taxes, public employee union employees and bigger government. 

Do we really need 5,000 employees at the Department of Education to hand out about $68 Billion to local public schools, this year, one way or another.   By the way, the Department of Education is the smallest federal government department at 5,000 employees, which is up from about 4,000 a few years ago.  We can eliminate the Department of Education altogether and put a couple hundred people back at Health and Human Services, where they used to be, to hand out this money.   Related to the monies going to local public schools, 50% could go directly to school districts based on average daily attendance.   The other 50% should go to schools in lower income inner cities to provide more assistance to kids that test below grade level.  

College loans can and should be done by banks, not the federal government, even if guaranteed by the federal government, as was always the case before Obama nationalized the Student Loan Program.   Certainly, school districts, charged with the responsibility of educating children, can figure out how best to spend the money without federal government supervision.   The same could be said for many federal departments that are a duplication of what happens at the state and local level.   We just don't need this much government.  

And, then there is normal attrition.   There are about 2.65 million federal civilian employees.   And, though most don't quit because they are being paid about 40% more in compensation and benefits than is common in the private sector, it is very likely that about 300,000 retire each year, or die on the job.   All we need to do to achieve the savings in the Sequester is not fill these jobs when vacated.   Life will not end.   In fact, trust me, we will not even know they are gone.

Socialist President Drama Obama is always out to turn every interaction in Washington into a crisis to raise taxes.   There is no crisis, just more Obama propaganda.   Congress needs to give the President the authority to pick and choose those things that should be cut because they are a complete waste of money, rather than have across the board cuts that may make no sense.   Can we please just have some common sense in Washington DC, rather than constant Obama hoopla.   We are mad as HELL and we just can't take it anymore.   

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Obama Releases Illegal Aliens - Blames Budget Cuts

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, under the direction of Socialist President Obama, is releasing Illegal Aliens held in detention camps, citing looming budget cuts.   Napolitano claims that she will not have the funds to maintain the 34,000 beds required by law to detain Illegal Aliens, pending deportation.   What a bunch of political baloney.  

This is just another Obama trick to emphasize that it is impossible to cut about 2%, or $85 Billion out of the nearly $4 Trillion annual federal government budget.  By the way, these are not real cuts anyway.   Even with these minimal cuts, the federal government will spend more in 2013 than in 2012.  This is also Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.  Surprise, Surprise.   President Obama is just plain irresponsible. 

Republicans in Congress are attempting to give the President authority to cut expenses and wasteful spending, where they find it,  rather than implement the across the Board cuts required by Sequestration; but the Socialists in Congress and the President don't want that authority because it would then require the President to get rid of the redundant programs, agencies, commissions and departments that are a complete waste of money.   Instead, Demagogue Obama is out on the campaign trail AGAIN talking up the issue, rather than making common sense spending cuts that are long overdue.   When is President Obama going to do his job???

When oh when is Obama going to act responsibly as the Chief Executive Officer of our nation, rather than the Campaigner and Chief.   Obama is trying to black mail the Republicans in Congress into approving even higher taxes than the $2 Trillion in tax increases Obama already got in the Fiscal Cliff Deal and ObamaCare.   Republicans should just stand up and say HELL NO.   We need massive spending cuts and Entitlement Reform, not more taxes, to get our fiscal house in order and prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.  It is likely that the Sequester, which was Obama's idea in the first place, will kick in on March 1.   Only this time, it will be Obama throwing Granny over a cliff.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Obama's Never Ending Campaign - Getting Old

Socialist President Obama is the Campaigner and Chief, not the Commander in Chief as he implements a never ending campaign designed to divide our nation.   It is intentional and really getting old.   In fact, Obama's campaign team is not only still in place, they are out raising money from their big money Hollywood friends and other wealthy Socialists.  Obamanistas are asking for minimum $50,000 donations.   Remember, this was the President who always complained about the big money in politics; but Obama has done nothing but raise big money since he came on the stage in 2008.  

It is no coincidence that though Obama is calling for closing corporate loop holes on Big Oil and other companies, it does not include his Hollywood friends that get millions of dollars for every movie they make in tax subsidies from states and the federal government.   This is their pay off for big contributions to Socialist campaigns.  Has anyone ever heard Obama call for cutting Hollywood's tax breaks.   Of course not because Obama takes care of his PEEP's.   It is crooked, corrupt Crony Capitalism at its best, or worst depending on your perspective. 

These characters, including Obama's campaign team, are all feeding at the trough making millions of dollars preaching Class Warfare.   Go figure.  Always remember, Socialists like Obama will lie, cheat, steal, or borrow to stay in power feeding at the trough.   Obama is not concerned about bankrupting our country because it is part of his plan to "transform" our nation into a Socialist, or even Communist country.   Drama Obama wants the crisis as an excuse to make the federal government even bigger, taking away our freedoms in the process.   

In the meantime, expect more propaganda from the Obama team.   It just never ends.   The whole Sequester fiasco is just one more example.   Waking up to Obama on TV everyday is like living through a nightmare.   And, Vice President Crazy Joe Biden is telling us that Americans are no longer worried about the economy, China and Terrorism.   Oh really.   Biden is just completely out of touch; but it is symptomatic of the Obama White House.  Lies, Lies and more Lies.   Expect more of the same for the next four years. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dr. Ben Carson & The American Dream

This Blogger loves American Dream stories and there are so many, including my own.   This one involves Dr. Ben Carson, who was born in Detroit and grew up in poverty.   His divorced mother, who only had a third grade education, worked as a maid to support her family.   Little Ben was not a very good student and many thought he was just dumb and a trouble maker; but thankfully his mother knew better.   Even though she could not read very well herself, Carson's mother insisted that Ben and his brother turn off the TV and start reading books.  At first Ben was resistant, but then Ben Carson realized that he could discover the world through books.   

Ben Carson went on to graduate from high school with honors and then went to Yale to pursue Psychology and later the University of Michigan to study medicine becoming a neurosurgeon.  Soft spoken Carson was so good at his work in medicine that at 33 years old, he became the youngest head of any department, Pediatric Neurosurgery, at prestigious John Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, one of the finest hospitals in the country.   Dr. Carson has been recognized for his contribution to our country by earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed by President Bush.   This is quite an honor for a kid from the ghetto that seemingly had no hope.    

Dr. Ben Carson is brilliant, articulate and a believer in free market capitalism and limited Constitutional Government.   This is the same Dr. Carson who recently spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, in Socialist President Obama's presence, as he lectured the President on freedom, American exceptionalism, the need for smaller government and lower taxes.   Suffice to say, Obama was very uncomfortable throughout the entire speech because Dr. Carson is the antithesis of Obama.   By the way, I forgot to mention that Dr. Ben Carson happens to be African American,  maybe because it really doesn't matter.  

President Obama and Dr. Ben Carson are both very smart Americans.   The difference between them stops at their IQ's.  Obama as a Socialist is working hard to create more government dependence that will bankrupt our country.   Carson, as a Free Market Capitalist, sees government dependence as the problem, not the solution.  It is just too bad that 51% of the American people elected the wrong first African American President.  Who knows, there is always 2016 to get it right. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Vice President Biden - Buy A Shot Gun

Socialist Vice President Joe Biden, again putting both his feet in his mouth, told us that he advises his wife to take their 12 gauge shot gun and fire it off their home balcony in the air in the event an intruder enters their home.  Boy that makes sense, doesn't it.   A double barrel shot gun holds two bullets, I think.   So assuming the assailants in Biden's home are not frightened off by the noise, then what.   It is unlikely that Mrs. Biden would have time to reload that gun, which means she could be facing the bad guys with no defense.   By the way, it is illegal to fire a gun indiscriminately in Delaware, Mr. Vice President, so it would be a crime for Mrs. Biden to just fire a gun in the air.  

Most important, Mrs. Biden would be far better off with a semi automatic  revolver (you know the kind Obama/Biden want to ban) with as many rounds in it as possible because if someone is attacked in their home, or on the street, there might not be time to save your life to insert a new magazine if you run out of bullets.  Who knows how many bullets it might take to stop an assailant, or multiple assailants to protect yourself and your family.   Further, you may need loaded magazines nearby to reload quickly in the event there are multiple assailants in your home. 

Socialist President Obama and Vice President Biden and their families rightly have body guards around them at all time, carrying semi automatic weapons with large magazines because there are lunatics, anarchists, or Terrorists that would try to kill them all if they were not protected 24/7.   We certainly would never limit the kind of guns that the Secret Service can carry to protect our elected representatives.   But, the reality is that to each of us, our families are just as important as the President, or Vice President and their families.  

With proper background checks and no record of purchase, there should be no limit on the type of guns law abiding American citizens can buy, in accordance with the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.   Remember, in America, we are presumed innocent unless proven guilty, not the other way around.   99.9% of gun owners have never murdered, or threatened to murder anyone, so there is no reason our rights should be limited.   The kind of armed protection that is good for President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families is good for the American people. 

Sequester Fiasco & Propaganda

As we go from Drama Obama's Crisis to Crisis, the latest Fiasco in Washington is the forced Sequester that would cut about a $1.2 Trillion in spending in the next 10 years, out of more than $40 Trillion that will be borrowed and spent by the Federal Government.   This will result in just $85 Billion in cuts in 2013, primarily from Defense and other Discretionary spending, which does not include any Entitlements like Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, Welfare, Medicaid, Disability payments etc.   The problem is that it is across the Board cuts, rather than the ability to eliminate entire redundant programs, agencies, commission and or departments that is what really should be happening.   And, of course, none of these cuts deals with common sense Entitlement Reform that is needed to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from bankruptcy. 

So naturally, the Campaigner and Chief, Drama Obama is out on the campaign trail trying to scare the American people into persuading Republicans in Congress to agree to even higher taxes than the $2 Trillion in tax increases that Obama already got in the ObamaCare and Fiscal Cliff deals.  These tax increases are job killers so of course, the Republicans should say NO under any circumstances to higher taxes unless we get common sense Entitlement and Tax Reform as part of a much bigger deal. 

Instead, the Republicans should provide the President and the various government departments with the authority to cut costs as they so choose, rather than across the board, provided that the $1.2 Trillion in cuts is achieved in the next ten years; perhaps at the rate of $120 billion a year.   By the way, though Socialist President Obama seems to have amnesia, this Sequester Fiasco, which he now calls evil, was his big idea in the first place.  Cutting $120 Billion a year out of the nearly $4,000 Billion ($4 Trillion) spent each year is peanuts.   This is pencil money.  

The reality is that Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress do not want to cut spending at all.   So what's new.  Obama has a one track Class Warfare mind as he constantly seeks tax increases on the "rich", those making more than $250,000 a year, which includes about 1 million small businesses and now Corporations that already pay the highest income tax rates in the world.   Obama is a liar and a demagogue more interested in campaigning to destroy the Republican Party than in governing.   This Man/Child continues to prove everyday that he is no Ronald Reagan, or even Bill Clinton, both of whom were competent at governing our nation.   With Drama Obama, it is just one crisis after another and this Sequester Fiasco is just one more example. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Republicans & The Tea Party

Suffice to say, many Conservative Republicans, who consider themselves members of the loosely organized Tea Party Movement, do not trust Establishment Republicans, those that have been in office for decades.   But, this is nothing new.   It actually goes back to outsider Ronald Reagan, who clearly did not fit the mold, when he was elected President of the United States twice.   Reagan was wealthy; but he was not a country club Republican. 

Some Establishment Republicans, like Mitch McConnell and perhaps others, will face primary challenges from the right, particularly since they voted to increase taxes in the Fiscal Cliff Deal.   I for one want them gone.  While this Blogger Conservative supports nuanced positions on Gay Marriage, Abortion, Comprehensive Immigration and Tax Reform, while staying true to our Conservatives ideals, to garner another 5 - 7% of the National Vote to win elections,  I do not support raising taxes on anyone; nor any compromise with Socialists that would advance the 100 years of Socialist creep that is bankrupting our country.  

Establishment Republicans that have been in office for decades are often part of the problem, not part of the solution, which is the reason we need Term Limits for Members of Congress.   These characters are part of the club in Washington DC and those that have been feeding at the trough for years.   They all somehow end up as millionaires from earning $174,000 a year.   And, someone who lives in the Washington DC area for 20 or 30 years has lost touch with the state they represent.   They become federal government Washington DC residents, not residents of Tennessee, Ohio, or Nevada, which is the reason Term Limits are so important to help end the corruption in government. 

Our Founding Fathers envisioned Citizen Politicians, not elected representatives for life, which has so corrupted our country.   Many of these characters of both political parties are crooks.  Short of Term Limits, which Establishment Republicans and Socialists, in office for decades, will never support, primary challenges are the only way to deal with the problem of politicians of both parties feeding at the trough.   Otherwise, these brain dead characters like Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell need to drop dead on the Senate Floor and be carried out on a gurney because they will never go out willingly.  McConnell already looks like he has been prepared for burial. 

Most important,  Establishment Republicans better get with the program and understand that they cannot win without the Conservative base of the party and that includes those that consider themselves members of the Tea Party Movement.  We are the 30 - 40% of the Republican Party without which an electoral majority is impossible.   So attacking the Tea Party is the kiss of death for Republican politicians.   It is what it is. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Student Loans - Another Ticking Timebomb

There is about $1 Trillion in outstanding student loans sitting there as a ticking timebomb.   Socialist President Obama encourages young people to take out loans to pay for university.   The end result of this free money is higher and higher tuition as universities benefit from this windfall and young kids end up with loads of debt, whether they graduate from college, or vocational school, or not.   Who do you think is on the hook when these kids default?   You guessed it.   The 50% of us, the Makers in our country, that pay all the income taxes in our nation. 

This is just plain crazy.   Students who need help should be required to work their way through school, the same way this Blogger did more than 40 years ago, perhaps providing just 50% of the cost in loans.   Of course, good grades should be a condition for the loans, as well.   The money should only go for tuition and books, not living expenses.   There is no reason kids can't live home, while attending Community College, or university.   Believe me, we would not only be protecting taxpayers on the hook in the event of default, we would be doing these kids a big favor by limiting the debt they will owe after graduation, if they in fact do graduate.  

The odds are pretty good that 25% of these student loans will end up in default since 50% of kids graduating from college today in the Obama economy can't find jobs.   That means that taxpayers will take a $250 Billion hit.   Let's hope it will not be more; but don't be surprised.   Socialist President Obama is always looking for ways to forgive student debt in exchange for votes.    Remember, no nothing students overwhelming vote Socialist.  Let's face it, whose bread you eat, whose song you sing. 

So when Obama calls for higher taxes on the "rich", those earning more than $250,000 a year, as defined by Obama, he is asking us to fund these student loans and potential default.   Lower income kids who need help should get it.  The kids of Middle Class parents and those who really can afford to help their kids pay for school should not be given loans with taxpayer guarantees.   If a parent co signs and is therefore on the hook, go for it.   However, the Makers in our country are not responsible for educating the kids of parents that can afford to take care of their offspring, just to buy votes for Socialists.   Just some common sense please as our $17 Trillion National Debt continues to grow with no end in sight. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Abortion & Socialist Barbarians

Socialist Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, supposedly a Roman Catholic, is proposing laws to allow unlimited access to abortion, right up until just before a baby's birth.   This is heinous murder and nothing less than infanticide.   Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolans of New York City, should immediately excommunicate Governor Cuomo and any other Roman Catholic under his jurisdiction that holds these barbarian beliefs.   Why are Socialists, including President Obama and most of his Socialist pals in government so intent on murdering innocent babies in the name of a woman's right to choose.   Are those radical feminist votes so important that these politicians look the other way when babies are being murdered.  I guess so!!

There have been about 50 million abortions in the United States since Roe V. Wade in 1973; not to mention millions more around the world, most for both sex selection and birth control.   This is a holocaust far worse than anything we have ever seen in human history.   Recently, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held a woman innocent for ingesting cocaine just a few days before delivering her baby.   At the least, this woman should have been convicted of reckless endangerment to human life.   Further, this mother has proven that she is not fit to be a mother and as a result this poor child should be taken away from this crack head. 

What has happened to our country?   How can most Socialist elected representatives and a few elected Republicans support the murder of innocent babies.   Advanced technology that shows a living baby in the womb demonstrates that Abortion is MURDER and while it may be justifiable in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is really in danger, these conditions do not change the fact that abortion is the murder of an innocent baby.  Abortion, including late term, or partial birth abortion, used for birth control, or sex selection is a crime against humanity.

The same left wing liberals and the lame stream left wing media that support saving the whales and polar bears very often support unlimited access to Abortion.   Somehow animals are more important to these people than protecting and preserving the life of innocent babies.   This Blogger just does not understand the inconsistency among Socialists; but then these people often miss the forest for the trees.   Wait a minute, they also value trees more than human life.  Go figure. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Obama - Liar & Chief - Failed Presidency

Socialist President Obama has spent more time on a golf course than any other President in American history.   This time, over President's Day weekend, it was golf incommunicado with Tiger Woods.  Given Tiger Woods personal problems,  Obama did not want any pictures together, which is pretty understandable.  Now with just a Trillion dollars in spending cuts looming over 10 years, which is peanuts, in the Sequester that will kick in on March 1, Drama Obama is back on the campaign trail trying to scare the American people and Congress into enacting more tax increases to overt $85 Billion in cuts that will happen this year.

Honestly, Obama has become the Liar and Chief.   Cutting $85 Billion out of a $4 Trillion dollar budget in 2013, if we ever see one from the US Senate,  is pencil money.   $4 Trillion is $4,000 billion dollars.  Cutting $85 Billion if it happens at all in 2013, amounts to cutting spending by about 2% for the year.   Drama Obama is giving speeches telling the American people that life as we know it will end if the Sequester, which by the way was his idea, kicks in on March 1.   This is just more Obama B---S--- and I am not talking about Bright Sunshine.

Obama is out talking about all the government jobs that will be lost if the cuts happen.   If only it were true, it would be great.   Obama's PEEP's, those on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, illegal aliens that do receive medical benefits and education at our expense, public employee union members that receive compensation, benefits and pensions that are 40% higher than what is common in the private sector, radical feminists and environmentalists, trial lawyers and crony Capitalists, all on the take may see a small cut in their Bennies; but so what.  

These characters are all feeding at the trough bankrupting our country.    If taxes were raised and all assets were confiscated from the "rich", those earning more than $250,000 a year, which Socialists would just love to do, it would still be impossible to maintain Obama's PEEP's in the manner in which they are accustomed to living at our expense.   

Just remember, Socialists like Obama and his pals in government will lie, cheat, steal and borrow to stay in power feeding at the trough, even if it causes the economic collapse of the United States, which is coming.  We can't believe a word Obama says.  It is all lies and propaganda spread by the Liar and Chief to get votes from his PEEP's.   Obama continues to attack the Makers in society to provide for the Takers, his PEEP's.   Obama, the Socialist, is the most divisive President since Franklin Roosevelt and in the end it will result in a Failed Presidency.  By the way, Roosevelt's New Deal actually prolonged the Great Depression, just like Obama's policies have prolonged the Great Recession.   Lots of similarity between these two Socialists.  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Improving Public Education & Economic Growth

Years ago, this Blogger taught public school at the junior, senior and adult school levels for six years in the inner city of Los Angeles.   Since I hold a Master Degree in Education Administration, during the last three years of my experience in teaching, I served as Reading and Language Development Coordinator in a junior high with 2,600 kids.  Though I only worked in education for six years, plus the year that I spent in student teaching, I actually worked in three high schools for student teaching and summer school, one junior high school and one adult school; so five different public schools.  

And, with the musical chairs that often exist among administrators, I closely worked with many different administrators and teachers, particularly while serving as a program coordinator.   I saw the good, the bad and the ugly.  These schools were all Title I schools, which means we had millions of dollars in federal money coming into our schools, along with free breakfast and lunch programs.   While it may not be completely fair to generalize from just six years of experience in the public system, based on the poor results we see in our public schools today, I feel pretty sure that what I saw was the rule and not the exception, certainly in inner city schools. 

About 10% of the teachers I worked with were great teachers.   About 20% were good teachers.   Perhaps, 60% of the teachers I worked with were burned out and mediocre at best.   10% should have been FIRED immediately because they were completely incompetent.   I would rate a very small number of administrators I worked with as exceptional.   Most administrators I encountered were just bureaucratic paper pushers waiting for retirement and fat pensions. 

Just maybe the same could be said of employees in the private sector, human nature being what it is, but the difference is that mediocre, or completely incompetent employees in the private sector can be FIRED.   It is nearly impossible to fire a tenured public school teacher, which is a big problem that must be fixed if there is any hope of improving public schools.  

Obviously, school districts should have the right to fire an incompetent teacher without the probability of a court case.  That means Tenure must be eliminated.   It also means that there must be effective and meaningful annual teacher evaluation procedures in place to really make certain that teachers are doing the job of achieving learning, not just baby sitting.  This also means that Collective Bargaining must be eliminated to break the power of teacher unions that protect incompetent teachers.  In addition, compensation and benefits and particularly pensions for teachers and all public employees must be brought in line with what is common in the private sector to allow more money to go into the classroom.   This is the way to lower class size.    

Good and Great Teachers should receive merit pay.   These are the teachers that make a difference on every campus.  In addition to being effective in the classroom, these are the teachers that sponsor all the extra curricular activities that keep kids in school; yet they get little or nothing for doing it, other than personal satisfaction.  We have to reward good and great teachers for going beyond the call of duty. 

Disruptive kids that are incorrigible and or that have mental disabilities should be sent to "reform" schools and or other public schools better able to deal with them.   Very often today, these kids are mainstreamed and as a result teachers must spend a considerable amount of time dealing with disciplinary issues that take time away from kids in school to learn.    It is impossible to improve learning when teachers must spend so much time disciplining kids that have serious problems.  

Parents with kids in failing schools, particularly in the inner city, should be given the right to send their kids to private schools by use of School Vouchers.   Rich parents, like Socialist President Obama, would never send their kids to Washington DC public schools, among the worst in the country, even though more money is spent on a per pupil basis in Washington DC than most other cities.   Poor parents should have the same rights as rich parents to break the cycle of poverty.  

Finally, we must make certain that all kids are either college bound, or headed to vocational schools to learn a trade if we are going to restore economic growth and job creation again in America.   And, we must focus on a no nonsense curriculum, rather than feel good education to make sure we can compete in a global business environment.  The fact that about 25% of kids either don't graduate from high school is bad enough; but even worse, most kids that do graduate, that are not college bound, have no marketable jobs skills.   Many of the 23 million Americans that are either unemployed, under employed working part time, or that have just given up looking for work altogether, are in this predicament because they lack education, or job skills.   In many cases, this is because our public schools have failed to provide them a worthwhile education.   We have to fix this. 

Of course, President Obama and his Socialist pals in government will do nothing meaningful to improve public education because they are owned lock, stock and barrel by the teacher unions.   Their answer to every problem is just more money.  Instead, it is time for tough love, not more federal money thrown down a rat hole for programs like Headstart that do nothing to improve student performance.   Though the United States spends more money on public education than any other industrialized nation in the world, our student results are mediocre at best.   Doing more of the same is obviously not the answer. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Obama - $2 Billion More For Green Boondoggles

Socialist President Obama is demanding that Congress allocate $2 Billion more for Green Technology Boondoggles.  This is happening in spite of all the bankruptcies and more than a Billion dollars of our hard earned money that went down a rat hole for Crony Capitalism to support Green Companies that just happen to be Obama supporters.   Go figure.

And, it is very likely that Obama will issue Executive Orders to push his CAP & TRADE Scheme, one way or another, to make all carbon and nuclear based energy far more expensive.   This is a huge job killer that will result in a lower standard of living for all Americans and more jobs being shipped overseas.   Obama and his Socialist pals in government live in a fantasy land full of windmills and solar panels that cannot possibly power our economy. 

At the same time, we are sitting on natural gas, clean coal, oil and gas shale, oil and nuclear energy that would make our country energy independent in the next ten years if only Obama would get out of the way.   We need to convert the Environmental Protection Agency into the Environmental Solutions Agency.   Instead of investing in Green Technology, we should be investing in research to make carbon based fuel and nuclear energy cleaner, safer and less expensive.   This is the key to restoring economic growth and job creation again in America. 

Of course, none of this will happen as long as Obama is President and Socialists control either House of Congress.   We have to wait until Obama is gone to get our economy moving again.  It will not happen any other way. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Red States Versus Blue States

A battle has raged for more than 30 years between Red Free Market States and Blue Socialist states.   And, for years companies and jobs have been leaving California, the Mid West and the Northeast and going to the Southwest, the South and other countries.    These companies are not just chasing sunshine, they are seeking business friendly states (and now other countries) with lower corporate income taxes and fewer job killing regulations.  

The best case in point is the California versus Texas battle.   California is the best example of a failed Socialist state, or country.   20 million people out of 35 million in California get some kind of government check; payroll, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Food Stamps etc, so California is way beyond the tipping point.   As such, California actually has the highest poverty rate in the nation.   California actually runs radio ads encouraging people to go on Food Stamps.  They call their program California Fresh.   Further, California government is controlled by the public employee unions, always pushing for higher and higher compensation and outrageous benefits and pensions that have bankrupted the state.  

Even though California has the highest taxes in the nation, California has to borrow billions of dollars every year to fund operating expenses; not just long term projects.   As a result, California has more than $400 Billion of debt on the books requiring interest payments each year, which is a vicious cycle.

In the last 30 years, there has been a complete shift in company demographics between California and Texas.   30 years ago, California had about 250 companies headquartered in the state with 5,000 employees, or more and Texas had 80.   Today, California has about 106 and Texas has 220 and growing.   Further, of the 106 major companies left in California, nearly all have moved revenue producing Operations out of California to other states and or countries.   These are facts not Socialist fiction.   While there may be a hand full of high tech new start up's every year in California, if they are successful, manufacturing goes someplace else to avoid California's high taxes and crazy regulations.

If Socialist President Obama is allowed to "transform" our country into a Socialist nation, the California story will become the US story.   We can see the end of this story just by looking at our states.   The Red States are generally in better shape than the Blue States.   The Red States have been growing for years, while the Blue States all face bankruptcy and have been losing Makers.  Companies and people vote with their feet and jobs follow.   Why is it that Socialists refuse to see the numbers.   Cards talk and number don't lie; but Socialist live in a fantasy land in denial of the facts.  Higher taxes and more regulations are job killers.   Just look to the Blue States for evidence. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Obama's Ladder Of Opportunity

In his recent campaign tour through Chicago, the Community Organizer and Chief, Socialist President Obama spoke of creating a "Ladder of Opportunity" to get his PEEP's, the Takers in society, into the Middle Class.   Of course, Obama's solution is more government spending, more government programs and more government involvement in daily life.   Since Trillions of dollars have already been spent trying to eliminate poverty, during the New Deal and the Great Society, if just growing government and adding more programs worked, poverty should have been eliminated long ago. 

So, just throwing more money at the problem will not solve the problem.   All it does is create more jobs for government union employees.  The poverty rate is higher today, even after Obama's Trillion Dollar, borrow and spend SwindleUS Plans, than when Bush II was President.  Instead, we need to break the cycle of poverty and it starts with not rewarding single women to have children out of wedlock.   And, if we are going to provide Welfare, it should be conditioned on kids staying in school to bring down our national 25% drop out rate.   Further, Welfare recipients should be going to school to learn a trade as a condition of receiving benefits.  

Specific to gun violence in the inner city, we must get tough on gang bangers no matter how politically incorrect it may be.   Many of these characters should be in jail.  We also have to stop the drugs that are coming across our border to end the drug wars in our inner cities.  Finally, we have to reform our public schools allowing for School Choice in the event a school is failing children.   Poor teachers must be fired.   We need merit pay to reward really good teachers.  This all means dealing with Teacher Unions.  

If Obama is serious about creating a Ladder of Opportunity for his PEEP's, the Takers in society, just doing more of the same will produce the same poor results that have occurred for the past 60 years.   We need new thinking to deal with poverty in America.   Don't count on it coming for President Obama and his Socialists pals in government.   This is a real opportunity for Republicans to put forth new ideas.   Certainly, somebody has to do it.

Socialists - The Big Lie & Personal Responsibility

Always remember that Socialists, like President Obama and his pals in government, supported by the left wing, lame stream media will lie, cheat, steal, or borrow to stay in power feeding at the trough.   It is what they do to get rich.  Socialists also practice the Nazi Big Lie theory; that is, they tell a lie long enough and often enough so that their uneducated, ignorant PEEP's believe it in order to win elections.   Socialists are very good at the Big Lie.

Case in point, "the rich, those earning more than $250,000 a year, do not pay their "fair share", when in fact the top 10% of income earners pay 70% of all income taxes, while the bottom 50%, Obama's PEEP's pay no income taxes at all.   Further, American corporations don't pay enough in income taxes, when the US now has the highest corporate income tax rates in the world.  But there are many more lies.   Socialists often say, "we don't have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem", when they have borrowed more than a Trillion dollars every year Obama has been in office to fund their Socialist Schemes, adding $6 Trillion to our $17 Trillion National Debt.   Now that one really is a whopper. 

And, then there is personal responsibility.   Socialists will never take personal responsibility for their actions, or the actions of their PEEP's.   i.e. Obama is still blaming Bush II, Republicans, Tsunamis, Hurricanes etc. for the dismal economy Obama has created.  In fact, this has been the worst recovery from Recession in the history of the United States because Obama and his Socialist pals in government are all job killers.   Card talk and numbers don't lie; but Socialists do lie.   It is what it is. 

Further, their PEEP's can do no wrong.   Criminals commit crimes because they are poor, even though millions of poor people never commit crimes.  Illegal aliens just come to America for work.   The fact that they cross our border illegally does not make it any less of a crime because they come out of desperation.   Single mothers continue to have babies out of wedlock because they don't have access to birth control, even though it is readily available and often free.   Abortions are supposed to safe, legal and "rare", even though there have been 50 million abortions, often done as birth control, since Roe V Wade in 1973.   There is nothing "rare" about abortion on demand. 

Public employee unions that have demanded compensation and benefits that are often 40% higher than what is typical in the private sector have played no part in bankrupting federal, state and local governments, even though in order to pay their members, all levels of government must sell bonds to fund operating expenses.   This is all a bunch of baloney and just more Socialist lies. 

The best one of all is that Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and government pensions are solvent, if only the rich would pay more in taxes.   These programs represent more than $100 Trillion of unfunded liability.    Socialists could take every dime from the rich and all their assets, something as closet Communists they would love to do and still it would be impossible to fund these programs.  

Socialists practice the Big Lie to stay in office.   Socialists and their PEEP's never accept personal responsibility for their actions.  It is what it is.   However, we must call them on it at every turn so that at least our PEEP's, thinking human beings, the Makers in our country, have the facts.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Obama - More SwindleUS Spending - Nothing New

Socialist President Obama is proposing more SwindleUS Spending, only this time Obama claims it will not add one dime to the National Debt, which is laughable.   The President must be smoking medical marijuana.   This is the same President that added $6 Trillion to the now $17 Trillion National Debt in his first four years in office, more than any President in American history, with no end in sight.  Since Socialists in Congress have not enacted a budget in four years and no member of Congress has voted for any budget proposed by Obama during his first term,  how on earth can Obama have any credibility related to government spending. 

Remember, this is the man who promised us when he ran for President in 2008 that he would cut that National Debt in half in his first term in office and then went on to add $6 Trillion to our National Debt.    Of course, Socialists like Obama will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office, feeding at the trough, so we should expect everything Obama says to be a lie.   So far,  Obama has lived up to this expectation.  

Why on earth would we borrow and spend more on Obama's Socialist Schemes to keep his PEEP's fat and happy, when the first trillion dollars spent on Obama's SwindleUS Plans failed to restore economic growth or create jobs.   Obama claims that 6 million jobs were created during his first term; but what he fails to tell you is that at least 6 million fewer people are working today than when Obama took office in January, 2009.    The unemployment rate today is higher than when Obama took office in 2009.  Job creation in the US during Obama's first term barely absorbed the young kids entering the workforce.   The fact is that 23 million Americans are unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or they have just given up looking for work altogether. 

Dismal GDP growth of 2% or less as a result of Obama's job killing policies and higher taxes and more regulations cannot possibly bring down unemployment.   Obama and his Socialist pals in government are all job killers.   None of them understand Economics 101.   We need smaller government, lower taxes and less regulations to restore real economic growth and robust job creation again.   It will not happen any other way.   Sadly, that probably means it will not happen as long as Obama is the President of the United States.    We will experience four more years of misery and a lower standard of living for the American people.  It is what it is. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The State Of The Union - Not Good

Socialist President Obama went on TV to give us his version of the State of the Union.   Naturally, Obama paints a rosy picture; but nothing can be further from the truth.   Remember, Socialists like Obama, will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office feeding at the trough, so what we got was more of the same.   When Obama speaks, it is just Yada, Yada, Yada, translation, more Class Warfare, more SwindleUS Plans, higher taxes, more regulations, bigger government, more of Obama's PEEP's on the dole and more Green Socialist Schemes giving money to Obama's crony Capitalist supporters.   We have heard it all before a thousand times during Obama's perpetual campaign, since before Obama was elected in 2008.  

Here is the reality.   There are 23 million Americans still unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether.   As a result of Obama's job killing Socialist Schemes, annual GDP growth is less than 2%, which is dismal.  47 million Americans are on Food Stamps, up 17 million since Obama was first elected.   9 million Americans are collecting Disability Benefits, up 1 million since Obama was elected.   Even after borrowing and spending more than a trillion dollars on Obama's SwindleUS Plans, the poverty rate is higher today than when Bush II was President.  To deflect attention from these facts, Obama is all fired up about Gun Control and Immigration Reform.   But the reality is that the economy stinks. 

The high school drop out rate in the US is more than 25%.   7 out of 10 Black babies are born out of wedlock.   4 out of 10 White babies are born of of wedlock.   Abortion that was supposed to be legal, safe and rare has resulted in the murder of more than 50 million babies since Roe V Wade became the law of the land.   Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Post Office and Amtrac are all facing bankruptcy. 

The stock market appears strong because Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke have destroyed the value of the dollar and big companies have laid off millions of Americans making them very profitable.   While we could be energy independent, Obama's Gestapo Environmental Protection Agency is making it difficult, if not it impossible for carbon, or nuclear based energy companies to produce more energy.   This continues to make the cost of energy higher, which lowers the standard of living for all Americans. 

The cost of health care and medical insurance is going through the roof.   Millions of Americans will lose their company paid health insurance in 2014 because of ObamaCare.   We face a doctor shortage, so much so that many people in the United States are waiting months to see a doctor, or can't get one at all.   Obamanistas and Socialists in Congress are actively destroying the best health care system in the world by insisting on more government control.

Obama has added $6 Trillion to our nearly $17 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight.  Federal government spending is simply out of control.  Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress refuse to cut spending, or reform Entitlements, which is going to cause the economic collapse of the United States.   As a result, we will see civil strife on our streets one day and perhaps even the dissolution of our nation.

Iran is closer to nuclear weapons than ever before.   North Korea continues to be a threat to our nation.   China gets stronger, while the United States gets weaker.   Many Arab countries are now being run for radical Muslims.  Yes, our soldiers are coming home; but Al Queda is just as big a threat to our country as it was on 9/11.  

This is the State of Our Union under Obama and his Socialists pals in government.   So, if you listened to Obama's State of the Union Address, of course, the President did not mention any of these things because Obama will not tell us the truth.  However, everything I describe in this Blog posting is true.   The State of our Union is not good. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Baltimore Heading Toward Bankruptcy

Baltimore, Maryland, another US city run by Socialists for years, is headed toward bankruptcy.   This city and state has very high taxes that have driven out business and jobs.   In fact, the population of Baltimore has fallen from 950,000 in 1950 to just 619,000 today.   22% of Baltimore residents live in poverty.   The Makers continue to leave Baltimore, voting with their feet, leaving behind the Takers.  There are 16,000 vacant, deteriorating properties in Baltimore.   And, why?   For years, Socialists have provided compensation, pensions and benefits to union government workers that are unsustainable; just like in many other cities and states run by Socialists experiencing the same story.   When will they learn.   The answer is NEVER.  

Did you know that years ago, the Mayor of Baltimore was none other than Socialist Congresswoman Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi's Father, long time Socialist politician and crook.   The apple certainly does not fall far from the tree, does it?   Ms. Pelosi learned Socialist deficit spending governance well at the foot of her Father, known to take money from the Mob, who no doubt, along with other Socialists in Baltimore, put many of the Socialist Schemes in place that are bankrupting that city.   So much so that in a recent study, estimates are that Baltimore will spend $2 Billion more in the next ten years than they take in.   It will probably be even worse as the city continues to decline. 

Of course, since Baltimore, unlike the federal government, cannot print money and eventually they will not be able to borrow what they need to continue all the corruption going to their PEEP's in Baltimore to win votes, the city will go bankrupt like so many others run by Socialists.   Naturally, the Socialists in power, like in Detroit will ask for Obama Dollars in a bail out; but once again,  it will be impossible because if they get a bail out, there will be many more Socialist run cities and states in line just waiting to continue feeding at the trough.  

Most likely, the state of Maryland will have to take over the city of Baltimore in some sort of Receivership Scheme.  That won't make it much better because the state is run by Socialists, as well.   So we will see the economic collapse of Baltimore.   No one knows what that means; but it can't be good. 

Obama Calls For New SwindleUS Plan

Even though the Socialists rammed through a Trillion dollars in SwindleUS Plans that did nothing to restore our economy or create jobs,  President Obama is calling for another SwindleUS Plan.   It is fiscal insanity.  Don't forget this is the President that added $6 Trillion to our National Debt in his first term in office.    At the same time, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives recently said the federal government does not have a "spending problem"; but rather a just a "budget deficit problem".  

Clearly, Pelosi is either an idiot, or a moron, which every category is dumber; but this one is a topper.   This was the same woman who said of ObamaCare, that no one in Congress read,  "that they needed to pass the bill to know what is in it".   Can there be anyone dumber in Washington DC than Pelosi; sadly the answer is Yes. 

If spending more on SwindleUS Plans did any good, Japan which has been borrowing and spending money on a variety of pork barrel projects for more than 10 years should be booming; yet companies continue to leave Japan.   Instead, what has happened in Japan is a National Debt at more than 200% of their GDP, (the US is currently a little more than 100% of our GDP), structural unemployment, higher taxes and a lower standard of living for the Japanese people.   This is where the United States is headed if Obama is allowed to continue his deficit spending trajectory adding a trillion dollars to our National Debt each year on the road to bankruptcy.  

Republicans better stand up and say HELL NO.   No more SwindleUS Plans.   No more trillion dollar annual deficits.   We need a ten year plan to pay off our National Debt.   The adults in Washington need to take over once and for all.   Socialists, like Obama and his pals in Congress, will lie, cheat, borrow and steal to stay in office feeding at the trough.   They just don't care if they cause the economic collapse of the United States.  Somebody needs to care.  Let us hope that the Republicans in Congress dig in and stop Obama from bankrupting our country.   The Republicans in the House of Representatives are our only hope.  God help us all. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Republicans At A Crossroad - Just Say Hell No

The Republicans in Congress got worked by President Obama and his Socialist pals in Washington related to ObamaCare and the recent Fiscal Cliff Deal that both resulted in higher taxes on job creators.   Now, with March 1 just ahead of us and the threat of the Sequester kicking in, resulting in $1 Trillion in automatic spending cuts over the next ten years, really chump change, the Socialist are insisting on even higher taxes on the "rich" to avoid the Sequester.   The Republicans need to stand up and say HELL NO.   These cuts are peanuts and should just go forward.  We need much bigger cuts to get our fiscal house in order.   The Socialists have already gotten more than a Trillion dollars in tax increases that will kill jobs.   Those tax increases were bad enough.  If Republicans give in again, it will be the end of the Republican Party.  

We have a spending problem that cannot be solved by higher taxes.  In fact, higher taxes will retard economic growth, which will result in less revenue to government making matters worse.  The Socialists will never agree to cut spending that impacts their PEEP's, those on the dole, those that pay no income taxes at all, public employee union members, illegal aliens, radical environmentalists and feminists, trial lawyers and crony Capitalists.   And, we desperately need Entitlement Reform related to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and government pensions to save those programs.   Socialists will not meaningfully reform these programs either to cut costs.

Socialists will bankrupt the United States, rather than cut benefits to their PEEP's.   It is as simple as that.   Obama is intentionally out to cause the economic collapse of the United States to grab more power to "transform" our country into a Socialist, or maybe even Communist nation.   In the process, Obama is attempting to destroy the Republican party.   If the Republicans don't act to stop Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress from implementing more Socialist Schemes, Obama may just succeed in eliminating the Repubican Party to create a one party state.   This is the road to a Socialist, or Communist dictorship.   We have seen this story before in world history.   Here we are again.   Buy Guns, Gold and Real Estate to protect your assets.       

Friday, February 8, 2013

Socialist Obama Crying Wolf - Nothing New

Socialist President Obama is crying wolf. taking about all the federal jobs and programs that will be cut if the $1 trillion Sequester goes into effect as of March 1, if Socialists and Republicans in Congress don't reach another  deal.   Obama is doing this not because he really wants to cut government spending; but because he is trying to ram through more job killing tax increases in addition to what he got in the Fiscal Cliff Deal and ObamaCare.   Please folks and Republicans in Congress don't fall for it.  Always remember Socialists like Obama will lie, cheat or steal to stay in office feeding at the trough.   This is just more of the same. 

Here is the reality.   If the sequester kicks in on March 1, just one trillion dollars will be cut in the next ten years; 50% from Defense and 50% from other government programs.  Life will go on.   This is just a 100 billion dollars a year; chump change in government spending that is likely to top $40 trillion in the next ten years.   If the Obama trajectory is allowed to continue, we will see another $10 trillion added to the National Debt in the next ten years.   Cutting just one trillion dollars over ten years will do very little to end Obama's deficit spending that is bankrupting our country.   We need to cut at least $5 trillion of spending, in the next ten years, to make any real dent in our National Debt. 

We need major Entitlement Reform related to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and federal pensions to deal with the fiscal mess we face.   Of course, Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress will never agree to meaningful Entitlement Reform, or cutting spending to end these annual trillion dollar deficits that will cause the economic collapse of the United States.   And, raising taxes further will just cause more job loss; so really dumb.   Don't get crazy when you hear Socialist Obama crying wolf.   It is just more of the same Class Warfare baloney.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Post Office - Irrelevant Pork Barrel Spending

The bankrupt US Post Office announced that they must stop mail delivery on Saturdays to save $2 Billion a year.   Since the Post Office lost nearly $16 Billion in 2012, what else could they do.   No doubt, government union employee compensation and benefits are probably unsustainable, which is contributing to the problem.  The question is, except for the union members that work for the Post Office, who cares if Saturday delivery ends?   Hopefully, it means less junk mail. 

Since the price of a first class stamp has gone up to nearly 50 cents, this Blogger, along with millions of other Americans pays bills by automatic debt.   Email is used as the preferred mode of communicating information, not letters.   If it positively has to be there over night, more often than not, it goes Fed Ex, or UPS, not my snail mail.  And, who the heck wants all the junk mail that comes in our mail boxes anyway.   Talk about a waste of money, energy, paper and trees.  Junk mail is bad for the environment.  

The reality is that the Post Office, created more than 200 years ago for a different era, is quickly becoming irrelevant.   And, let there be no doubt that the Post Office is just one more form of pork barrel spending to support hundreds of Post Office locations around the country that make no economic sense.   This is more about local union jobs than delivering the mail.   In fact, people that live in rural areas should have P.O. Boxes at Wal Mart, or other local stores, rather than normal mail delivery that is costly and inefficient. 

It is time to rethink the Post Office along with every federal government agency, commission, department and program.  We need the Post Office of tomorrow, not the Post Office of the 19th century.  Many government functions need to be eliminated get federal government spending down from Obama's 25% of GDP, to the more customary 18%.   The Post Office is just symthomatic of a much bigger problem.   The federal government is too big, which of course is causing federal spending that is bankrupting our country.   It has to stop and soon if we are to prevent the economic collapse of the United States. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Obama Wants The Power To Kill Americans

When Socialist President Obama was in the Senate he and his Socialist pals in government were incredibly critical of George W Bush for using Water Boarding on three, repeat three Terrorists, involved in the 9/11 attack.   Now, President Obama not only wants that power, he wants the power to kill Americans, without any due process of law, suspected of Terrorists activities, presumably using drones even in the United States.  Forget about the Constitution, not unusual for Obama, but where are the left wing, lame stream media and other Socialists in Congress that would be screaming bloody murder if this was a Republican President.   We are not hearing a word from them.  What hypocrites!!

This power in Obama's hands is scary.   Remember, this is the guy that wants to limit gun rights and is using Executive Orders to govern like a Dictator.   Do we really want Obama deciding to kill Americans on his own without any legal recourse.   Knowing Socialist, Communist and Fascist history, when Dictators killed their citizens indiscriminately,  no one should want Obama to have this power. 

It is time for Congress and the Supreme Court to slap this President in the face using the mechanisms in the Constitution to do it.  Our Founders knew what they were doing when they created the Separation of Powers as a check and balance on any one branch of government.   Unfortunately, Presidents in the last 100 years have chipped away at this concept taking more and more authority on to themselves.   The Presidency, particularly under Obama, is evolving into a Dictatorship that is dangerous to our freedom and now our life.   WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and just say NO to Obama and his ability to murder Americans without due process of law.  

Obama Calls For Higher Taxes On The Rich

Even though Socialist President Obama got higher taxes on the "rich", the job creators in our country, in the Fiscal Cliff Deal and in ObamaCare, rather than cutting deficit spending, Obama is calling for still higher taxes.   This President is just plain nuts in his pursuit of Class Warfare.   Obama is spending more than a Trillion dollars each year than the government takes in.   Obama has added $6 Trillion to our $17 Trillion National Debt in the first four years of his administration, more than any other President in American history, with no end in sight. 

Higher taxes on anyone will not solve Obama's spending problem.   Mr. President, it is about SPENDING STUPID, not higher taxes that are always a job killer.   We need Entitlement Reform related to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to bend the spending curve and we need to do it now because these programs are going bankrupt.   Of course, we need to restore economic growth and job creation again, rather than continuing to kill jobs to get more people working and off Food Stamps, Welfare and Unemployment Benefits.   And, ObamaCare is going to bankrupt our country.   All the numbers in ObamaCare were a big lie that is going to cost the federal government and us Trillions of dollars over the next ten years.  

Socialist President Obama is out to bankrupt our country to "transform" our nation into a Socialist, or Communist country.   There can be no other explanation for his reckless and irresponsible actions.  There is a March 1 deadline to prevent the Sequester from happening, which would automatically cut spending by a Trillion dollars; half from Defense and half from Social Spending.   If Congress cannot reach a deal with Obama, they should let the automatic cuts happen.   Life will go on. 

But that is just the beginning.   We need to cut spending by more than $5 Trillion over the next ten years to begin to stop deficit spending and even that won't be enough.   Obama and the Socialists in Congress will never do it.   And, to be clear, if the government confiscated all wealth in the United States, all of it, it would still not be enough to cover Obama's reckless spending trajectory and the unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and government pensions.    Can we at least have an honest adult conversation concerning the deficit, rather than more Socialist Obama baloney.   We must cut spending.   There is no other alternative. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Obama - No Talk About The Economy

The last thing Socialist President Obama wants to discuss is the dismal economy and job creation since the unemployment rate went up in January.   And, it would even be nice if the President actually submitted a budget on time, which he has never done since being elected.   Instead, Obama is running around the country discussing everything but the economy.   The President is focused on Gun Control, Gays and Lesbians in the Boy Scouts and Immigration Reform.   While these may be important topics, they won't do a thing for the 23 million Americans that are still unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or for those that have just given up looking for work altogether. 

Obama disbanded his Job Council, that he rarely met with, because the corporate CEO's Obama appointed told him to cut taxes and regulations to grow the economy and create jobs.   Well dah!!.   That is just Economics 101; but it does not fit Obama's Class Warfare strategy designed to divide our country so Socialists, like Obama, can win elections.   The fact is that Obama's Socialist Schemes and calls for even higher taxes and more regulations are all job killers, which is the reason unemployment is still so high and GDP growth is dismal. 

So, now Obama is pushing Gun Control when there are already more than 9,000 laws on the books restricting gun ownership that government often does not enforce.   And, unless and until we deal with those with mental disorders, which Socialists often prevent, that often commit these horrendous murders, more gun laws will do nothing but penalize law abiding citizens.   You can also bet criminals will not be registering their guns or buying them legally.   And, the notion of Gays and Lesbians in the Boy Scouts is an odd new Obama topic.   The Boy Scouts was founded as a quasi Christian organization comprised of kids under 12.  

While I suppose some kids may know they are Gay before 12, is it really something they are prepared to openly deal with at that young age.  I think there is plenty of time to "come out" without making the Boy Scouts the place to do it.   And, why on earth would 8 - 12 year old Lesbians, assuming they know they are Lesbians by this age, want to join the Boy Scouts.  Wouldn't they want to join the Girl Scouts.   Forgive me, but I am very confused by this whole discussion.  

Finally, it is time for Comprehensive Immigration Reform provided we start with securing our border once and for all.   When we see the National Guard on our Border, we will know that the federal government is serious about getting the job done.   Until then, it is just more of the same baloney.    

Mr. President, it is about the Economy Stupid.  I know it is a subject the President wants to avoid; but it is far more important than any of the other topics that seem to be the President's focus right now.   I suppose the President can walk and chew gun at the same time; but unless and until he starts talking about the economy again, there is no proof of it. 

Cyber Attacks - The New Cold War

It was recently reported that the US Energy Department experienced a Cyber Attack believed to have been implemented by China; but it could have been by Iran, or Terrorists.   This is not the first time a government agency has been attacked; nor will it be the last.   It is thought that China has several hundred thousand people, probably in their military, conducting Cyber Attacks on various governments and companies to steal technology.   Israel apparently used Cyber Terrorism to set back Iran's nuclear program.  Cyber Terrorism is the New Cold War. 

This is a very serious problem.   The US government must do more to insure that these attacks are foiled.   Major companies are already spending billions of dollar attempting to install more Information Technology Security to prevent the loss of their proprietary information.   But otherwise, the question is what do we do about it. 

When we discover that a particular country implements Cyber Terrorism there must be some sort of retaliatory action; yet that is problematic since no doubt the United States is probably doing it too related to our enemies.   And, why not.  It is better than hot war.  The best we can probably do is more to secure our systems to make it harder for anyone to break in.   This is really like fortifying your home to prevent a burglar from entering.    Welcome to the Information Age.   It is what it is. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Careful - Stock Market Hits 14,000 - Good News?

Under normal circumstances, the announcement that the Dow Jones on the Stock Market has hit 14,000 would be good news.   But let's consider the facts.   Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke has continued Quantitative Easing, pumping billions of dollars into the economy each month, which is destroying the value of the dollar.   Unless investing in junk bonds that are risky, the rate of return on any normal investment instrument like Certificates of Deposit, or Treasury Bills is peanuts at 1 - 2%.   This is causing investors to put money into the stock market to either earn higher dividends, or presumably appreciation on stock.

American companies used the Recession as an excuse to get rid of dead wood, laying off millions of employees in the last five years, so they are lean and mean; hence more profitable.  And, while stock prices have gone up, it is more reflective of the dollar's falling value and an inability to get a decent return on a safer investment, rather than real growth in the economy.   This is really an inflation indicator.  Let's not forget that GDP growth in 2013 is likely to be less than 2% for the year.  And, unemployment is still stubbornly high with more than 23 million Americans either unemployed, under employed working part time, or they have just given up looking for work altogether, with no end in sight, thanks to Drama Obama. 

A 14,000 point Dow scares the hell out of this Blogger.   It should be Buyer Beware.   When ever we have seen big jumps like this in the stock market, we usually see a big crash sooner than later, particularly when the fundamentals do not support stock prices.  On the other hand, we are going to have very high interest rates and inflation in the near future as a result of the destruction of the dollar.   So, like betting in Las Vegas, there could be big winners and very big losers.   This is all just a matter of timing, certainly nothing Socialist President Obama is doing to restore economic growth and job creation again in America.  

Friday, February 1, 2013

US Unemployment Rises To 7.9%

Even after spending a Trillion Dollars on Socialist President Obama's SwindleUS Plans, unemployment rose from 7.8% to 7.9% in January.   Only 157,000 jobs were added in January.   We need to add 300,000 or more jobs every month to make any dent in unemployment to get the 23 million Americans that are either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or those who have just given up looking for work altogether, back to work.   This really should be no surprise to anyone. 

Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are job killers.   We will not see unemployment go down dramatically because ObamaCare and other higher taxes kicked in as of January, in addition to ending the Payroll Tax Holiday.   These new taxes, combined with the actions of the EPA Gestapo using Executive Orders, or other regulations to delay, or make new energy production difficult, if not impossible, are what is retarding economic growth and killing jobs.   Well dah!!

Socialists like Obama, who have never worked in the private sector, just don't have a clue about job creation.   Bigger government, higher taxes and more regulations kill jobs.  It really is pretty simple.   This is just Economics 101.  Oh wait a minute, Obama never took and passed Economics 101.   Obama cares more about practicing Class Warfare to win elections than actually restoring economic growth and job again in America. 

This is one of the reasons Obama allowed his Jobs Council, filled with corporate CEO's, that he never really met with, go away this month.   Obama wants more misery in an attempt to win back the House of Representatives in 2014 so he can "transform" our country into a Socialist nation with more of his PEEP's on the dole, one way or another.  

Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke are destroying the value of the dollar.  Incomes in real terms keep falling.  ObamaCare will be a disaster for most Americans as health care costs keep rising.   This is what we all have to look forward to in the next four years.   Just more of the same misery for the American people.   Too bad the misery is not  confined to Obama's voters who deserve what they get.