Sunday, March 31, 2013

Obama's EPA - Attacking the Poor & Middle Class

Socialist President Obama's Gestapo Environmental Protection Agency has attacked the poor and middle class in America, once again, by adding new regulations that will cause the price of gas to go up about 10 cents a gallon.   Think about it, in buying one tank of gas a week, not uncommon, an extra 10 cents a gallon on gas is about $1.80, or $93.60 a year.   It does not sound like much; maybe a week's worth of groceries.

But that is just the beginning.   Artificially raising the price of gas means higher prices for everything since all goods and services ultimately involve using fuel to get the product or service to market.   Higher fuel prices naturally will be reflected in everything we buy.  Well dah!   The "rich" Obama is always talking about can take the hit; though it still takes money out of the economy that could have been spent on other things so it is a job killer.   However, the poor and the middle class Obama is always saying he supports, will experience a lower standard of living, which has been happening for years, as their buying power continues to erode.   Higher gas prices will hit the poor and the middle class like a ton of bricks. 

Obamanistas just do not understand that higher taxes and more regulations on all aspects of life are killing our economy.   We still have more than 20 million Americans that are either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or who have just given up looking for work altogether.   About 50 million Americans are now on Food Stamps presumably because they are increasingly poor and or because of fraud.  This should be no surprise since the poverty rate is up as a result of Obama's Socialist Schemes.  

Raising the cost of gasoline will do little to improve the environment and much to hurt the poor and the middle class.   Don't worry, Obama will figure out a way to put more of them on the dole to buy votes.  It is what it is. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Local & State Debt Bomb

It is now estimated that local and state governments have obligated their taxpayers to pay out $7.3 Trillion dollars in various pension and medical benefits for local and state employees.   The money is not there to pay it because only a fraction of this amount has been put aside to pay out these benefits.   So now in addition to our $17 Trillion National Debt and the $100 Trillion dollars of unfunded liability sitting out their needed to deal with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and federal pensions and medical benefits,  we have the Local and State Debt Bomb in our future. 

The reality is that if all the wealth and assets held by every American were confiscated tomorrow, there would not be enough money to pay all these IOU's.   It is not going to happen.   What will happen is that government will default on these obligations in the largest Ponzi Scheme in human history.   Trillions of dollars of these benefits will never be paid because the money is just not there to honor these obligations.   It is already happening in Illinois, that owes vendors $9 Billion that cannot be paid because of pension obligations.   Something has to give. 

States can't print money thankfully.  States, deemed too big to fail, will go to the federal government for a bail-out.   The broke federal government can print money and is doing so right now destroying the value of the dollar.   Printing money is the only way out; but it will cause high inflation and interest rates and a worthless dollar.   We are headed toward the economic collapse of the United States.   It is hard to see it any other way. 

Our elected leaders of both political parties have borrowed and spent our nation into bankruptcy just to win elections.   These characters should all be in jail not in city halls, state legislatures or Congress.   We are in for some very tumultuous times with an uncertain future.   Empires have fallen throughout history as a result of fiscal mismanagement.   This is our sad future. 

Profit Is Good

Many Socialists, including Obama and his PEEP's, are often critical of companies that make profit, as though somehow profit is evil.   The reality is that without profit there is no money for investment to create economic growth and job creation.   And, we need to help these economic dummies understand that we are talking about Pre-Tax Profit anyway.  If a company earns 8 - 12% in profit in the US, which is not always the case, that money will be taxed by federal and state governments so in the end it may be that real profit is only 5 - 8% after government confiscation. 

This is the money companies have to pay dividends to their stock holder owners and to make new investments to expand.   It is not about the top line in revenues; but rather about what a business owner gets to keep.  Socialists and Obama's PEEP's, feeding at the trough, living off the fat of our land, do not understand the notion of risk because many of them like the President have never owned, or run a business.  When companies, or business owners make an investment, they do so with the hope of earning a Return On Investment for their money; otherwise, why bother.  

Socialists continue to call for higher and higher taxes and more regulations.  The end result is less and less investment in the US.  Why would any business owner risk money and work harder if he or she gets to keep less and less of the profit, if any, that is generated.   And, with increasing regulations and job killers like ObamaCare, it becomes harder to earn a profit.   So again, why bother to make investments; hence the reason we see slow growth and high unemployment in the US and other countries that implement Socialist Schemes.    

I believe there is an Economics for Dummies book that is highly recommended for all Socialists, including the President of the United States.   Profits, made legally, are absolutely necessary to economic growth and job creation.   Socialists, like Obama and his PEEP's and Pals in Congress need a better understanding of Free Market Capitalism, that's for sure.   Further, if you kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, as they are doing, there are no more eggs for them to feast on.  Something for Socialists to think about. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Obama & Infrastructure Spending

Socialist President Obama is pushing for more SwindleUS, borrowed money, for infrastructure spending instead of finding cuts in spending to pay for it.   We should spend more money on bridges, roads, airports etc, but there is no need to borrow money to do it.   We need to slow the growth of the federal government by using attrition to cut 500,000 jobs out of the current 2.65 million federal civilian employees.   This does not involve lay-offs, just a hiring freeze so that we don't replace bureaucrats who leave, retire or die.   What's the big deal?   We will never miss them, believe me.   Just maybe the bureaucrats remaining will have to work a full day and or do more meaningful work than some of the stupid stuff they do today.

Further, we need to bring all government employees in line with compensation and benefits paid in the private sector for like work.   Today, they earn about 40% more.   That would give both the federal government and state and local governments more money to spend on infrastructure.  The money is there to invest in America; but we have to deal with shrinking the size of government to access it. 

And, then there are the billions of dollars every year we spend on foreign aid.   Do we really need to give the corrupt Palestinian Authority another $500 million, or $250 million to Egypt, as was just announced, or the $2 Billion we give Pakistan each year.   A lot of that money ends up in Swiss Bank Accounts anyway.   These people hate us.   When will we learn that we can't buy love.  

After we deal with the waste, fraud and abuse in both the federal and state governments, there will be plenty of money for infrastructure spending.   It is time for common sense in government, not higher taxes and more regulations, to grow our economy and create jobs.   We also need an all of the above energy plan that includes carbon and nuclear based energy to make our country energy independent once and for all and create millions of jobs.  

None of these things will happen as long as Drama Obama is President and his Socialist pals control any House of Congress.   So, we are in for more years of misery and deficit spending.   It is what it is. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dismal Fourth Quarter Economic Growth

The fourth quarter of 2012 grew at just 0.4%, while overall GDP growth for all of 2012 was about 2%.  This is dismal and cannot make a real dent in real unemployment in the United States.   Obama's Socialist Schemes of higher taxes, more regulations and his Trillion Dollar SwindleUS Plan has failed miserably to spur economic growth and job creation again in America.   There are more than 20 million Americans either unemployed, under employed working part time, or that have just given up living for work altogether.  The real Obama unemployment rate is still above 14%.

This could be the reason, in addition to looser qualification requirements, that the number of people on Food Stamps has grown 70% since Obama was first elected to almost 48 million Americans on the dole.  The poverty rate is higher today than when Bush II was President.   The labor participation rate, the number of people working overall, is down.   Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress have made a mess of our economy.

And, it will get worse in 2014 as ObamaCare kicks in.  Many will lose their company paid health insurance.   Others will lose full time work, as companies seek to avoid ObamaCare cost, or penalties.   The Obama $1.6 Trillion in tax increases in the Fiscal Cliff Deal and ObamaCare will start to kick in this year, which could lead to a double dip recession.   None of this is necessary.

We could be growing at 4% a year or more if the Obama federal government would just get out of the way.   We need to cut taxes, regulations and government spending to get the private sector moving and investing again.   Most important, we need an all of the above energy plan to make all forms of energy, carbon based, nuclear and eventually green technology, cleaner, safer, cheaper and more available to make the US energy independent once and for all.   Of course, none of this will happen as long as Obama is the President and Socialist control the Senate.   It is what it is.  More years of misery.  Elections matter. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Taxing The Internet - Another Socialist Idea

Every once in a while some left wing Socialist nut talks about taxing the Internet and emails.  Once again, Gordon Wozniak, a City Councilman from radical Berkeley, California is suggesting that states should tax the Internet as a new source of revenues.   Since we already pay taxes on everything we earn, do, own, and drive and at death, it should be no surprise that Socialists would propose a new tax on the Internet, which has fast become an important aspect of daily life.   What is lost in the translation is that it is already happening since the lines used to connect to the Internet come with all sorts of taxes. 

But since the Post Office is becoming obsolete as a result of email, these job killing morons want us to pay to send an email.   They will ask for just a penny to start with; but even at a penny, can you even imagine what the cost would be on a monthly basis.   It would cost the American people billions of dollars each year.   WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and say HELL NO.   No taxation without elected Representatives with a brain. 

Fortunately, Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte and Dean Heller, my Senator from Nevada have introduced legislation in the Senate to permanantly prohibit any federal, state or local taxes on the Internet.  Let's see if Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid, the majority leader of the Senate will let that bill come to the floor.  Don't count on it. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cutting Government Waste, Fraud & Abuse

Everyday stories leak out about federal government waste, fraud and abuse.  Turns out the IRS owns a film studio to make silly training videos using Star Trek and Gilligan's Island in a spoof that was ridiculous and a complete waste of money.   So now we need to audit the IRS.  The federal government owns 55,000 vacant buildings costing over a billion dollars a year to maintain.   Various government agencies do expensive Conference Boondoggles for millions of dollars a year. 

Does anyone seriously believe that federal government spending can't be cut by 5% over the next ten years without cutting vital government programs, or services.   However, no one is actually proposing a cut in spending.   The Ryan budget that cuts $5 Trillion in the next ten years to balance the budget and pay off the National Debt assumes an increase in government spending of 3.5% a year over the same time period.    Of course, Socialists in government are screaming that life as we know it will end if the government only grows by 3.5% a year in the next ten years.   It is all Bull S--T. 

Those feeding at the trough, gouging on our money, never get enough.   The real obesity problem in America is among Obama's PEEP's, those on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, public employee union members, radical feminists and environmentalists, illegal aliens, trial lawyers and Crony Capitalists that are all living of the fat of our land.  It has to stop including the billion dollars Obama spent to provide cell phones to his PEEP's for free. 

The waste, fraud and abuse in federal government spending is legend.   The fiscal insanity in Washington DC must come to an end to prevent the economic collapse of the United States.   WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and say stop the Bull S--T.   We need to throw the bums out of government and let them look for real jobs.   The problem is that many of our elected representatives don't know how to work anymore.  

Monday, March 25, 2013

Republican Party At Risk

The Republican Party is at risk of impoding if party leaders are not careful in dealing with tax increases, balancing the budget, immigration reform and various social issues.   Agreeing to tax increases in the Fiscal Cliff Deal is not sitting well with economic Conservatives like this Blogger.  The Ryan Budget is a step in the right direction; but any compromise with Socialists that raises taxes further, or continues the deficit spending that is adding to our National Debt would be the kiss of death for the Republican Party.  

We do need comprehensive Immigration Reform; but blanket amnesty of any kind will turn off millions of Republican Voters.   While abortion in cases of rape, incest, or if a mother's life is really in danger may be tolerable, though not wonderful, any laws that make access to abortion easier would be a deal killer.   Finally, the Gay Marriage issue for many Social Conservatives is a line in the sand.   This Blogger can live with Civil Unions; but the use of the word "marriage" related to Gay Unions does not work for me.  

Republicans are walking a very fine line.   Naturally, the Republican Party needs to broaden its appeal with nuanced positions on all of these issues; but becoming the Socialist Party Light, will destroy the Republican Party, which of course is Obama's intent.  Republicans do need to attract Latinos and Blue Dog Reagan Democrats and Independents to win elections.   That does not mean adopting Socialist ideology.   Without the base of the Republican Party, comprised of both Social and Economic Conservatives, the Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs and be no more.  

Saturday, March 23, 2013

US Senate Enacts Budget - Dead On Arrival

For the first time in four years, the US Senate, run by Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada enacted a budget that is DEAD ON ARRIVAL.   In a marathon voting circus, by a vote of 50 to 49 the Senate budget raises taxes by a Trillion dollars, over the next ten years, while supposedly cutting spending by a Trillion dollars.   Of course, this budget in no way ends deficit spending and would add Trillions to our National Debt.   If ever enacted by both Houses of Congress, which will not occur, we would get the tax increases, but the spending cuts will never happen.   Been there done that before many times. 

Harry Reid is a senile clown better suited to running a three ring circus than the Senate of the United States and we see the end result.   The US Senate is completely dysfunctional.   Not even all Democrats voted for this budget as a result of the tax increases and failure to balance the budget.   All Republicans in the Senate voted NO.   Most important, it will go no where in the US House of Representatives that has already enacted a budget for the third time in the last three years that really does cut spending by about $5 Trillion, over ten years in an attempt to actually stop the fiscal insanity and pay off our National Debt to prevent the economic collapse of the United States.  

But the show is not over.   Shortly, better late than never, Socialist President Obama will submit his budget that will also be DEAD ON ARRIVAL.   It will look a lot like the Senate budget focused on raising taxes, even though Obama already got $1.6 Trillion in job killing tax increases in the Fiscal Cliff Deal and ObamaCare that is collapsing of its own weight.   Oh well, just another fiasco in Washington DC.   What's New?  It is starting to get really old. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

ObamaCare - Three Years Later

ObamaCare is officially three years old.  And, we know now that we were sold a bill of goods by President Obama and his Socialist Pals in Congress.   Remember, it was dizzy Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who is very light in her high heel pumps, who told us "we need to enact ObamaCare to know what is in it".   Of course, all Socialists that voted for ObamaCare did not bother to read the 2700 page monstrosity.   And, you can also bet they have not read the 20,000, or more pages of regulations, that have followed written by the Department of Health and Human Services that will make life miserably for the American people. 

We know now that it was all lies and smoke and mirrors.  ObamaCare was supposed to be paid for by a Trillion dollars in new taxes and taking $700 Billion out of Medicare, when in fact it will add $2 Trillion to our National Debt in the next ten years at the same time that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are going bankrupt.   Pretty dumb!!  


And, Obama promised all Americans "if they like their doctor, they can keep their doctor".   "If they like their current insurance plan, they can keep their current insurance plan".   This is all on video so there in no denying Obama's assertions.   Sadly, Obama was full of S---T on this issue like so many other of his lies.  The reality is that millions of Americans and their families are going to lose their current plans and then all bets are off.   This is happening because insurance premiums are going up dramatically as a result of Obama's "free" mandates.   The insurance companies are just raising premiums to cover Obama's "free services", elimination of pre existing conditions to deny coverage and the removal of the cap on life time benefits.  

Folks, there ain't no free ride when all is said and done.   Many small and mid sized companies will just pay the $2,000 fines because they cannot afford to insure their employees any more.   When that happens, employees will be on their own to face sky rocketing insurance premiums on the government exchanges.   Just wait and see.  It is coming next year. 

So what we know three years later is that ObamaCare is a tsunami that is going to hit the American people like a destructive tidal wave in 2014.   This Blogger, as well as many others, have sounded alarm bells about ObamaCare before it was enacted and during the last three years.   Next January, we will face this national disaster.   It is coming.   For those of you that voted for Obama, you will soon see that elections have consequences when you get what you deserve.   Too bad the rest of us have to suffer as well. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Obama's Foreign Policy - A Complete Failure

President Richard Nixon used to say that the rest of the world needed to think that the President of the United States was just crazy enough to push the nuclear button so that the button never needed to be pushed.   Unfortunately, Socialist President Obama took that option off the table when he stated early on his Presidency that the United States would never be the first to use nuclear weapons.   Even if that is true, the President giving his hand away is pretty darn stupid and naive.  

Nobody in the world fears Barack Obama, which is the reason North Korea, run by a tin horn dictator, threatens to nuke our country without any consequence.   As a result, we are now scurrying to build additional missile defense to protect our homeland.  Obama announces that using chemical weapons in Syria would be a "line in the sand".   Really, or what will happen.   Reportedly, after killing more than 70,000 of their own citizens, the Syrian Dictator Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people.   The best Obama can say is now we have to investigate if in fact it is true.   And, again if it is true, then what.    The Iranians continue to develop nuclear weapons in spite of severe sanctions that are not working.   Even Obama now says that Iran is within a year of having nuclear weapons.   How can the President even make that statement and then take no military action, when Obama has said we will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapons.   Words matter if the President is to have any credibility. 

DramaObama is gutting our military and destroying our nuclear deterrent.   Yes, it is good that Obama will use Drones outside the US to kill Terrorists; but that is about the only good thing about Obama's foreign policy.   The murder of our Ambassador and others in Benghazi is a result of Obama's weakness and leading from behind.   It is just to bad that Americans had to die because of Obama's incompetence.   Now of course, Obamanistas continue to cover up the truth about Benghazi.   They blew it and it caused these murders.   That is the truth. 

Since Obama was abandoned by his mother and philandering father, he has a need to be loved.   But, as Machiavelli asked in his book the Prince, "is it better for the Prince to be feared or loved."   As it relates to foreign policy, this Blogger knows it is much better and safer for an American President to be feared because it is the only way to protect our country and guarantee our National Security.  

Socialist President Obama has made a mess of our economy and our foreign policy.   Obama went on his apology tour in the Middle East and we see the end result in North Africa as the Arab Spring has turned into a Winter nightmare.  Let's just hope that more Americans don't have to die because of Obama's naive incompetence; but I would not bet on it.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gun Control & Politics Collide

Socialist Senate Majority Leader Dirty Harry Reid has pulled Senator Diane Feinstein's Bill to Control Guns and Ban so called Assault Weapons, or those with magazines of 10 or more, from a vote because only 40 out of 55 Democrats support it and most if not all Republicans would be opposed.  The fact is the Socialists in the Senate could not pass this bill and it would have gone no where in the Republican controlled House of Representatives anyway.   Gun Control and Politics have collided and Politics won out.  

More than 20 Socialist Senate seats are up in 2014; double the number of Republican seats that are up for reelection.   Some of these Senators come from Red or Purple states that voted for Romney.   And, more than 100 million Americans own guns.   Those of us that cling to our guns and religion are not likely to vote for a Socialist anyway; but Socialists in these swing states need Independents, that also own guns, to win.   The last thing Dirty Harry Reid wanted was a vote on this issue that Republicans and the 5 million member National Rifle Association could hang around the necks of Socialists in Red or Purple states potentially costing Socialists the Senate.

Always remember, Socialists will lie, cheat, borrow or steal to stay in office feeding at the trough.   Principles, if they have any at all, go by the wayside to win votes.   Socialists will do anything, or say anything to stay in office.   The 99.999% of us that own guns are law abiding citizens and Socialists know it so why poke the bear, particularly since nothing was achieved in the ten year period we already had a ban on assault weapons.   Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid is much more concerned about keeping his cushy job as Senate Majority Leader than banning assault weapons.   Well dah!!

Europe Is A Mess - No Surprise

After the horrors of World War II, European governments moved quickly to create the cradle to grave nanny state.   The result of this Socialist and or Communist experiment in most European countries has been a huge government bureaucracy, very high taxes,  burdensome job killer regulations, stagnant growth, low productivity, perpetually high unemployment and high energy prices.   Of course, some countries like Italy, Portugal, Greece, France, Ireland and Spain have been worse than others; but the fact remains that all European countries have created a nanny state that is simply unsustainable. 

This is the same nanny state that Socialist President Obama is trying to bring to America and we see the end result; huge government bureaucracy, very high taxes, burdensome job killer regulations, stagnant growth, low productivity, perpetually high unemployment and high energy prices.   Europe is a mess and the US is not far behind. 

Apparently, it will take complete economic collapse for these Socialists to get the message.   The bank crisis is Cyprus is just the tip of a huge European iceberg.   It is impossible to continue borrowing forever to support a social system that is unsustainable.   And, the unprecedented move by the European Central Bank to tax bank savings, even insured bank savings, as a condition of a bail out for Cyprus will undermine the entire global financial system.   So far, the government in Cyprus voted NO; but that it not likely to last for long.   If they want the bail out to prevent complete financial collapse, they will have to do as the Germans tell them to do.   And, or the Russians are there to help in exchange for the rights to Cyprus' gas and oil reserves.   Such a deal. 

When this Blogger often says one day the Chinese will ask for Alaska in exchange for the Trillion dollars we owe them,  we see the precedent in the making with the Russian offer to help Cyprus in exchange for their off shore oil and gas reserves.   He who has the gold makes the rules.   Whether it be the Germans or the Russians dealing with the Cyprus banking collapse, both are in a position to dictate terms.   It is what it is. 

In the mean time, Europe refuses to really deal with its structural problems and as such it will eventually cause the demise of the European Union and the EURO.   Germany, the only productive country in Europe, is demanding austerity and so many European countries are cutting spending, just not enough.   However, at the same time, many European countries are raising taxes when they should be cutting taxes and regulations.   The combination of higher taxes and austerity has put Europe in a Recession that very well could turn to a Depression.   Obviously, the lessons of history and common sense economics are being ignored.

Yet, this is the Obama Plan for America.   But there is more to it in Obama's case.   Obama wants to "transform" America into a Socialist or Communist nation.   To do so, Obama is intentionally causing the economic collapse of the United States.   In the name of Social Justice, Obama wants to take from the Makers in our country and give to the Takers, his PEEP's, those on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, illegal aliens, public employee union members, radical feminists and environmentalists, trial lawyers and Crony Capitalists.   To all of this, WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and say HELL NO. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Environmental Protection Agency - National Job Killer

During the last 40 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has done everything it could to destroy the copper mining, steel, textile, furniture, coal mining and forest products industries in the US by issuing regulations that made it impossible for these manufacturing processes to continue in the United States.   These were good paying, often union jobs, that are gone forever. 

Now, the EPA is focused on all carbon based and nuclear energy sources at a time when we have a real opportunity to make the United States energy independent in the next ten years to finally free our nation from the quagmire in the Middle East.  In addition, the Energy Sector may be our only hope at restoring good paying, desperately needed manufacturing jobs in the US.   Further, we need the taxes that could come from energy production in the US to pay down our National Debt and stop the fiscal insanity in Washington DC.   A lot is riding on all of this. 

However, rather than investing money in research to make carbon based and nuclear energy safer, cheaper and more available, Obamanistas continue to chase wind mills, literally, as Obama is calling for $2 Billion more to be spent on green energy boondoggles.   This Blogger has no problem with green energy long term, but there is no way to power a modern industrial economy with current technology.   We need carbon based and nuclear energy to power all those electric cars that Obama keeps pushing that no one wants to buy not more Crony Capitalism with billions going to Obama supporters.

We need an Environmental Solutions Agency in business to make it easier to manufacture in the US, not impossible.   That does not mean accepting dirty air or water; but rather cleaner technology, perhaps yet to be invented.   None of this will happen as long radical environmentalists are in the White House and our government.  It is time for common sense, not more radical, tree hugging ideology that is killing millions of jobs.  Let's start with building the Keystone Pipeline to get Canadian oil to our refineries on the Gulf Coast.   If we don't do it, that oil will end up in China.   Then who wins, certainly not the American people. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

European Union Central Bank Confiscating Savings

As part of a bail out deal to rescue banks in Cyprus, the EU Central Bank is assessing a tax on personal savings in those banks.  In an unprecedented move, negotiations are under way with the government of Cyprus to take up to 3% of savings from those with 100,000 Euros or less, even though these accounts in the bank are protected by insurance and as much as 12.5% for those with savings of 100,000 Euros or more in the bank.   This is pretty scary stuff.  Of course, it has caused a run on the banks in Cyprus.   The question is what will happen in the rest of Europe this week.   Let's hope not, but this could cause panic, which may have world wide implications.    

In the US, personal savings in a FDIC insured bank are typically guaranteed up to $250,000 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, even if a bank goes bankrupt.   The very notion that personal savings can be confiscated in a wealth tax, even with deposit insurance in place, is particularly disturbing.   It proves once again that we need to fear the hand of government that can by fiat just take what belongs to us.   This move is similar to Obama stealing GM from its legitimate owners, the bond holders, to give it to his auto union supporters, which was a violation of long established bankruptcy law. 

Who knows, one day a bankrupt US federal government could just go after our 401K's, since Trillions of Baby Boomer money are just sitting there.  Of course, confiscation of wealth has been happening since imposition of the income tax for years as US Socialists like President Obama and his pals in government insist that we pay our "fair" share, which if left to them would be everything we own. 

What is happening in Europe is an indication of what can happen in the US.   Having lived through the Great Depression when there was a run on the banks in the US, this Blogger's Dad was so suspicious of banks and government in general that he used to say it was best to put money in a tomato can and bury it in the backyard.   While growing up, I always used to call my Dad an alarmist.   Dad must be turning over in is grave as he sees what is happening in Europe.  

Could the US be next?   Anyone who believes this sort of government over reach can't happen in the US is naive and unaware of the lessons of history.  Is this the plan that Obama has for our country as he pushes us closer and closer to national bankruptcy.   Buy Guns, Gold and Real Estate to protect yourself from national calamity.   That tomato can solution is also starting to look pretty good.  Thanks Dad. 

Left Pushing Gun Ban and Constitutional Limits

Let's face it, Socialists like President Obama and his pals in government have been pushing limits on Constitutional Rights for years.   Even though the Bill of Rights guarantees us the right to freedom of Speech, Religion and the Right to Bear Arms, the left and the lame stream media have done everything they can to limit our rights for years.   God forbid anyone on a public school campus, that we pay for, mentions the word God.  The left never understood the notion of Separation of Church and State.   What was supposed to happen is that government was not allowed to limit our religious rights.  Instead, government has done everything possible to take away our religious rights.

And, then there is politically correct speech, particularly on college campuses.   Those of us who are pro-life are probably guilty of a hate crime for calling abortion the murder and infanticide that it truly is.   If we oppose Gay Marriage and instead support Civil Unions, like this Blogger, no doubt we have violated someone's rights and therefore are not allowed to say it.   Of course, this is all B---S--- and a violation of our rights. 

Finally, Socialists really want to ban all guns because they fear an armed populace that may revolt one day against their tyrannical dictates.   This is the reason Obama is buying thousands of guns and millions of rounds of ammunition for the Department of Homeland Security.   They see civil strife coming because they are causing the bankruptcy of the United States.  That is the real story.   But, they talk instead about banning assault rifles and guns with magazines larger than 10 rounds.   All of this is a violation of the Second Amendment, which guarantees our right to own guns commonly in use today, without limits.  

So rather than deal with criminals, gang bangers and lunatics that get their hands on guns and kill people, by enforcing guns laws already on the books, Socialists want to limit the rights of the other 99.999% of us that are law abiding citizens.   To that we must stand up and say HELL NO.   Yes, we are the people Obama spoke of when he said we cling to our Guns and Religion; but it is not out of "resentment" or any evil intention, it is because we fear an over reaching government run by Socialists, Fascists and Communists.  We learned the lessons of history well.   We know the end of the story and it is not pretty.   Our Founding Fathers knew the end of the story as well, which is the reason they included the Right to Bear Arms as the Second Amendment in our the Bill of Rights. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Missile Defense - Back On Track

After cutting Missile Defense, Socialist President Obama has authorized about $1 Billion to fund new missile defense in Alaska and along the East and West coast of the US to defend against potential nuclear missiles fired from North Korea.   While such an assault by North Korea would be national suicide, it does not lesson the threat from this rogue nation.  Now, Obama claims Iran may only be a year away from developing nuclear weapons, as well.   So much for sanctions that have never worked.  North Korea is giving Iran the missiles to carry those weapons to Israel or Europe.  

Yet, Obama cut the missile defense system that was scheduled to go into Poland and the Czech Republic to protect Europe to please the Russians without getting a thing in return.  Pretty dumb.   Remember Star Wars, the derogative name Socialists and the lame stream left wing media gave to President Ronald Reagan's idea to create a missile defense shield to shoot down incoming missiles.   Thank God for President Reagan who foresaw this day when the US would face threats from rogue nations run by lunatics.   However, you will never hear Socialists thank Reagan for his foresight. 

Oh, how we long for the days when Ronald Reagan was President.   The economy was booming.   Reagan implemented Peace through Strength to end the Cold War and bring down Communism.  Reagan was the Great Communicator who unified our country.   Instead, today we have Drama Obama who turns everything, but the Debt Crisis, which really is a Crisis, into a Crisis.  Poverty is up under Obama and growing.   The Middle Class is earning less.   More than 20 million Americans are either unemployed, under employed working part time that want full time work, or they have just given up looking for work altogether.   Our National Debt is at $17 Trillion, with no end in sight, as we head toward bankruptcy and financial collapse.   Yes, it was the good old days when Ronald Reagan was President, a whole lot better than today.  

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Obama Releases Illegal Alien Criminals

Socialist President Obama ordered the release of 2,228 Illegal Alien criminals from February 9 - March 1 as reported by John Morton, the Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).   These were not just detainees in jail for entering our country, they were criminals convicted of Theft, Financial Crimes (whatever that is) and Drunk Driving that often results in deaths on our streets.   Obama is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States.   As such, it is Obama's job to make sure our government functions properly. 

Releasing criminals just to make the point that the Sequester is resulting in small cuts in government spending is malfeasance and it should be an impeachable offense.   Yes, we should FIRE Obama because he clearly is not doing his job.   There is so much waste, fraud and abuse in federal spending that cutting $85 Billion in any given year, out of almost $4 Trillion that will be spent in 2013, should be a piece of cake making stupid cuts in spending completely unnecessary. 

The problem is that Obama will not do the heavy lifting necessary to cut spending by getting rid of wasteful redundant programs, commissions, agencies and departments that would allow for shrinking the size of the federal government that is so desperately needed to stop the fiscal insanity.  We can also start with getting rid of all the minions working in the White House earning $100,000 or more there to take care of the Obama's every need.  We also need to start paying public employees in line with what is common in the private sector, not 40% more.   This is all just common sense something Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress just do not possess. 

Instead, we have Socialists in office that refuse to acknowledge that we even have a Debt Crisis.  In fact, Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress now admit that they have no intention of balancing the federal government and paying off our National Debt EVER.   Their plan is to bankrupt the country, causing economic collapse, so that Obama can "transform" our nation into a Socialist, or Communist country.   It is pretty obvious that this is their Plan.  WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and say HELL NO. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Obama Delusional - "No Immediate Debt Crisis"

Socialist President Obama has stated that "there is no immediate crisis in terms of the debt".    This Man/Child is either a pathological liar, or simply delusional.   We are nearing $17 Trillion in National Debt, thanks to Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress, with no end in sight.   This is more than the annual Gross Domestic Product of the United States.   In addition, we face more than $100 Trillion of unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, ObamaCare, Medicaid and government pensions at the same time 78 million Baby Boomers are starting to retire.   If that is not a Debt Crisis, what the hell is? 

What planet does Obama live on.   Yet, the Socialists in the Senate are proposing a budget, for the first time in four years, that just cuts about a Trillion dollars in spending, out of $46 Trillion that will be taxed, borrowed and spent in the next ten years, while raising taxes by another Trillion dollars; a job killer.   This Socialist Scheme, admittedly by them, never leads to a balanced budget, or paying off our National Debt.  In fact, if this Obama Trajectory is allowed to continue, we will see another $10 Trillion added to our National Debt.  Of course, this will lead to the economic collapse of the United States long before we are able to borrow that much more.

Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are the most reckless and irresponsible elected representatives in the history of the United States.   While we can't get rid of Obama until 2016, we have to gain complete control of the Congress in 2014 to stop the fiscal insanity.   There is no other way. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Socialists Have No Plan To Balance The Budget

President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress have NO PLAN to stop borrowing, balance the Federal Budget and pay off our $17 Trillion National Debt EVER.  For the first time in four years, the US Senate may actually enact a budget, which remains to be seen.    Socialists are talking about cutting spending, over ten years, by about a Trillion dollars and raising taxes by another Trillion dollars, even after getting $1.6 Trillion in new taxes in the Fiscal Cliff Deal and ObamaCare.  Even if enacted, which will not occur, the National Debt will grow by another $10 Trillion, or more if the current Obama trajectory is allowed to continue.   Unless spending is brought under control, we will experience the economic collapse of the United States after Obama is gone. 

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan is proposing a common sense budget that will balance the federal budget and pay off our National Debt in ten years by reforming Entitlements and the Tax Code and cutting around $5 Trillion, out of the $46 Trillion that will otherwise be borrowed and spent.  Even so, government spending will go up about 3.5% each year in the next ten years, rather than Obama's 5%, which is unsustainable.  

Of course, Socialist attack dogs are already attacking Paul Ryan even though they have no plan of their own.   Remember, Socialists will lie, cheat, borrow, or steal to stay in office by taking care of their PEEP's to buy votes.   It is what it is.   Obama was recently asked if he had any plan to balance the budget and pay off the National Debt.  Obama said, NO.   At least Obama was honest about his reckless, irresponsible plan for America, which does not happen to often.   

Monday, March 11, 2013

Republicans Again Trying To Repeal ObamaCare

Republicans, the only adults in Congress with any common sense, are once again trying to repeal ObamaCare.  Led by Congressman Paul Ryan in the House of Representatives and Senator Ted Cruz in the Senate, both Republican young guns pushing for Repeal because it is impossible to Balance the Federal Budget in the next 10 years, while adding the new ObamaCare unfunded Entitlement.   This is especially the case because ObamaCare was predicated on smoke and mirrors by President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress when they voted for the bill without actually reading it. 

Americans are in for a rude awakening next year if ObamaCare is allowed to kick in.   Companies with more than 50 employees are only required to provide insurance for their employees; not their employees families to avoid being fined.   Since medical premiums are going through the roof, as a result of Obama's "free medical services" many employees will lose coverage for their families at company expense.   Other companies will just pay the $2,000 fine and stop providing medical insurance coverage altogether. 

In addition, millions of Senior Citizens are going to lose their Medicare Advantage HMO programs at little or no costs.   Those programs may still be offered by insurance companies; but premiums will go up dramatically, making Medicare Advantage unaffordable for most Seniors that have it today.   That means they will be on straight Medicare, which does not cover all the benefits provided by Medicare Advantage programs.   So many Seniors are going to see their cost for medical care go up dramatically.  In fact, Obama stole over $700 Billion from Medicare to pay for ObamaCare.   As a result, many Seniors will have a hard time getting a doctor to see them as many doctors and hospitals will no longer take Medicare, since the payments to them are so low. 

Further, all Socialist Governors and 7 or 8 goofy Republican Governors have agreed to expand Medicaid coverage for their state residents putting millions more on Medicaid.   They all did this because for the first few years, the federal government will cover 100% of the cost; but then after that, the states must pick up a percentage of the cost, which will bankrupt many states and or require huge tax increases.   This one is about as dumb as it gets.  

Forget about the impact of the Sequester cutting 2% of federal spending over the next ten years.   In 2014, if ObamaCare is allowed to kick in, it will negatively impact all Americans currently with company covered insurance, or on Medicare.   This is the Titanic heading toward the Iceberg.   Let's hope that after the collision occurs and it will occur, that Captain Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress go down with the ship in 2014. 

2016 - Clinton & Bush - Hope Not

There is some talk that we may see a run by Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush for the Presidency in 2016.   So if it happens, we would have another Clinton/Bush election.  This Blogger hopes not.   Hillary Clinton did an Ok job as Secretary of State and there is no doubt that she would have made a better President than Man/Child Barack Obama; but the Clinton's are old news.   There is no doubt that Jeb Bush is the smarter and more articulate than his brother George W Bush and probably would have made a better President; but I think two Bush's in the White House is quite enough. 

Both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are Establishment Politicians at a time when we really need new ideas and fresh blood.  These characters are part of the problem and not part of the solution.   Government is badly broken.  Business as usual will not fix it.   We need one of the young guns in the Republican Party to rise up and take control of the Party and our nation.   Specific to all Socialists, none of them have had a new idea since the New Deal, so it really does not matter who they nominate.   It will be same old, same old, tax, borrow and spend policies.  But, a fresh face would be nice there too.   The old dinosaurs are getting really old. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Paul Ryan - Balance The Budget In 10 Years

Congressman Paul Ryan is putting together a Plan that would Balance the Federal Budget in 10 years, by cutting the growth in government spending.  To be clear, government spending would still go up by 3.4% a year under the Ryan Plan, rather than 4.9% a year to get the job done.   In addition, Ryan is proposing to repeal some or all of ObamaCare dealing with Medicaid expansion by going to block grants to the states to provide for providing medical care for the poor.   I am sure Ryan must also tackle Entitlement Reform to save Social Security and Medicare, as part of the process, both of which are headed toward insolvency as 78 million Baby Boomers move into retirement.  Ryan also wants to eliminate fraud in Food Stamp and other programs.   Gosh, could common sense prevail in Washington DC.   Don't count on it.

While this plan, or some version of it, will no doubt pass the Republican House of Representatives, it will be dead on arrival in the Senate, led by Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid and it will receive no support from Socialist President Obama because though it provides for a growth in government spending.  They want to borrow and spend even more than the 4.9% growth rate on "investments" to allow their PEEP's to continue feeding at the trough. 

The United States is headed toward economic collapse like a run away train.   Our National Debt is approaching $17 Trillion with no end in sight.   Our National Debt is now greater than our Gross Domestic Product.   We are fast approaching become Greece, Spain or Italy, all economic basket cases.  If the Obama trajectory is allowed to continue, we will add another $10 Trillion to our National Debt in the next ten years.  Of course, the markets will never allow that to occur because economic collapse will occur long before. 

When there are no takers for our bonds, as is already happening, the Federal Reserve will be forced to monetize the Debt by just printing more money, which will cause the destruction of the dollar.  When that day comes we will see very high interest rates, inflation and an even lower standard of living for the American people.   Though interest rates are currently low, we are on track for a train wreck.  It is coming. 

As it is, we face another downgrade of our credit rating.  Our Triple AAA rating is already gone under Obama's watch, which is the result of his reckless and irresponsible spending.   The only reasons there are still some investors buying some of our bonds, though not all, is because Europe and Japan are in even worse condition.   Elected Politicians, around the world, keep borrowing money to buy votes to stay in power.  It is what it is.

While Republicans in Washington DC are not without guilt in creating our mess, at least they are proposing a Plan to stop the fiscal insanity.  However, as long as Socialists control the Senate and the Presidency, we are not likely to see any real progress to deal with the fiscal insanity in Washington DC.   We will all be poorer for it.   And, unless a fix comes soon, we will see the economic collapse of the United States, within 10 years.   If that happens, it will lead to civil strife on our streets as the Takers in our country riot when they are suddenly cut off from feeding at the trough.   Who knows the end of the story; but it can't be good.   

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Obama Orders Departments - Make Life Miserable

Socialist President Obama has ordered all federal departments to make life miserable for the American people just because he did not get his additional tax increases and the Sequester, cutting just $85 Billion (peanuts) out of nearly $4 Trillion that will be spent in 2013, kicked in on March 1.  Instead of properly managing this 2% cut in spending by eliminating waste, fraud and abuse that is rampant in Washington DC, Obama wants these cuts to be highly visible and as painful as possible for the American People.  This Man Child President continues to demonstrate that he is a spoiled brat that needs a good spanking. 

To make his case, Socialist President Obama eliminated tours of the White House to show the impact of cutting spending, yet the Obama's have no problem taking vacations at taxpayer expense and lots of them.   It is estimated that the little trip Obama took to Florida to golf with Tiger Woods, cost taxpayers about a $1 million.  At the same time Obama was enjoying himself in Florida, the First Lady took the kids skiing someplace else on their private jet.   This is just after the Obama's came back from Hawaii a few months ago. 

All of this vacationing probably cost the American tax payer $5 million, or more a year because it cost $180,000 per hour just to take Air Force One on these little jaunts.  That does not include the cost of the entourage that must travel with the President and First Lady.  So while the American people are suffering, the Obama's are living the high life.  Sounds a lot like Marie Antoinette, when she said of the common people, "Let them eat cake", when they were starving.  Of course, eventually it cost her her head in the French Revolution.   

Now we hear of national park closures, lines at airports and a delay in getting tax refunds.   Funny, the IRS has no problem collecting all sorts of news taxes in ObamaCare and the Fiscal Cliff Deal; but they can't get around to processing tax refunds on time.   Go figure.  It is time for a Congressional Investigation calling Department Heads in to testify, on the carpet so to speak, to see who gave the order to make life miserable.  One guess, his initials are BHO. 

Apparently, the cuts Obama is talking about don't apply to them or their entourage.   The President and Mrs. Obama have a huge staff, including dozens of minions, to cater to their every need.  Not even Queen Elizabeth has so many staff members.  The President has loads of advisers, even though that is what cabinet officers are supposed to be doing.  Let's face it, those cushy jobs at salaries above $100,000 are pay-offs to their political supporters.  All Presidents do it; but the Obama's just do it more.   And, then there are all those government private jets that various cabinet officers and members of Congress have at their disposal to travel at will.  No wonder they are not worried about lines at our airports.  Why not make then fly coach like the rest of us if they really want to cut spending. 

Man Child Socialist President Obama fails to understand his job as the CEO of our country.   His job is to insure that the government functions properly.   Cutting just 2% out of spending in 2013 should be no big deal.  It is pencil money.   The Republicans in Congress are prepared to give the President flexibility to avoid across the board spending cuts; but Obama has declined the offer because it would mean he would have to do his job to pick and choose cuts that make sense; but would not necessarily inconvenience the American People, or cause them pain and suffering.  

Gosh, wouldn't it be nice if we had a President, that wore big boy pants, who understood his responsibilities instead of a man in office that is an immature, incompetent big mouth.   Oh well, 51% of the American people, you voted for Obama.  Don't blame the other 48% of us that voted for Romney.  We voted for President. Obama supporters voted for a Demagogue and rock star and here we are. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Senator Rand Paul - Anti Establishment Republican

We are starting to see a number of young guns taking over the Republican Party in Washington DC.   Senator Rand Paul of Tennessee, son of Ron Paul, is just one of a number of Republicans that are becoming the new face of the Republican Party.  And, it is about time.   The last person we need to see on TV on Sunday mornings is RINO John McCain.  Though McCain will always get credit for his years in Viet Nam as a Prisoner of War, it is time for this dinosaur to move off the stage and go quietly into a rich retirement.  

Both Socialists and Republicans make the case for Term Limits.  People like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina need to call it a decade, or three and retire.   We need fresh blood and new thinking in the Republican Party to win elections, not old has been's on TV at every turn.  This week Rand Paul successfully implemented a filibuster to slow down an Obama cabinet nomination because it seemed that Socialist President Obama appeared to think that he had the right and the power to murder an American citizen in the United States, with a drone strike, simply suspected of illegal Terrorist activity.  It was a scary thought and a violation of our Constitutional Rights requiring due process of law when someone is accused of a crime. 

Rand Paul stood up to the President and the end result was finally a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder saying clearly that the President has no such right.   But to make the story more bizarre, John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticized Rand Paul for standing up for the Constitution.   McCain and Graham are Establishment Republicans that have been part of the problem in Washington DC for years and rarely part of the solution.    They have to go and the sooner the better.  Sadly, without Term Limits, these characters and many others in Congress will have to drop dead and be carried out on a gurney before they will leave office. 

We need more Anti Establishment Republicans in office at all levels of government that really do support limited Constitutional Government, lower taxes and less regulation, without compromise.  In other words, we need to elect more Conservative Republicans like Rand Paul that stand up for freedom and are willing to fight to push back the 100 years of Socialism that is bankrupting our country.   We need more fighters, not more politicians for life, feeding at the trough.    

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Obama's Failure To Govern - Getting Old

Socialist President Obama is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the United States.  It is therefore his job to make sure that our government functions efficiently on a day to day basis.  Instead, we know now as a result of a leaked memo that various Departments of the Federal Government have been ordered by the President to make life as miserable as possible for the American people to demonstrate that cutting just $85 Billion, as a result of the Sequester, over the next 12 months, out of nearly $4 Trillion that will be spent, is really painful. 

The fact is that Obama just refuses to do his job, which should be to prioritize expenditures to make sure that all vital functions of the government go on business as usual.  Instead, Obama, the Man/Child ordered tours of the White House eliminated.  Obama ordered 5,000 illegal alien criminals, held in detention camps, to be released.   Obamanistas keep telling us there will be long lines at airports as a result of cutting hours for TSA officers.  It is very clear that Obama wants cuts to be very visible so that they are reported by the lame stream, left wing media in order to justify the additional tax increases Obama is trying to push through.  It is all B---S---. 

It is really time for the Obama to put on his big boy pants, instead of his golf shorts and start being President of the United States.  Cutting $85 Billion over 12 months is peanuts.  Let's start with a hiring freeze related to non essential federal civilian jobs.   Let's forget about merit increases and bonuses for a few years for federal civilian employees.  Let's eliminate redundant programs, commissions, agencies and departments to reduce expenses far more than $85 Billion.   And, we must reform Entitlements to save Social Security and Medicare, in particular, for future generations. 

We will hear none of these things from Obama, nor his Socialist Pals in Congress because all they know and support is higher taxes and bigger more intrusive government.  It is their reason for being along with making sure that their PEEP's, those on the dole, those that pay no income taxes at all, public employee union members, illegal aliens, radical feminists and environmentalists, trial lawyers and crony Capitalists can continue feeding at the trough.   After all, it is all about buying votes to win elections even if it bankrupts our country. 


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DHS Makes Huge Weapons & Ammunition Purchases

At a time when Billions are being cut to fund our military, the Department of Homeland Security is spending Billions buying weapons and ammunition.   The question is why?   In 2008, candidate Socialist Barack Obama called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded" as the military.   In light of Obama's remarks, DHS is stockpiling ammunition, more than 1.6 Billion bullets, enough to fight the equivalent of a 24 year war in Iraq.  And, Obamanistas now claim that the President has the right to kill Americans, suspected of Terrorism, without due process of law, even within the United States.   This is pretty scary stuff. 

DHS is also seeking to buy 7,000 assault weapons, AR-15 variants, the kind Obamanistas want to ban.   DHS wants 30 round magazines, again the kind Obama wants to ban for private citizens.  Why on earth does DHS need this amount of weaponry.  Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security cites a report in 2009 that says that Conservatives and the unemployed are a clear and present danger to our country.   Remember, in 2008, while speaking to a wealthy group of donors in San Francisco, it was Obama who talked about Americans who cling to their guns and religion.

These Socialists are scared to death of open revolt against them.   Sadly, the reality is if Obamanistas are allowed to bankrupt the United States, it would cause economic chaos and we would see civil strife on our streets.  It could even result in the dissolution of the United States.  Of course, we can't let any of this happen, which is the reason we must prevent Obama from borrowing and spending our nation into bankruptcy. 

In the meantime, history teaches us that we have good reason to fear government.  DHS could one day use the guns and ammunition they are stock piling against American citizens for simply demanding adherence to our Constitution and protection of our freedoms.  We saw the tanks in Tianamen Square in Beijing aimed at Chinese citizens.  We see what is happening in Syria as thousands are being murdered by Assad.   We know about the millions of people murdered by Fascists, Communists and Socialists in the 20th Century. 

Anyone who says it can't happen in America is ignorant of world history.  We should fear an over reaching government run by an egomaniac Socialist, using Executive Orders, to rule as a dictator.   This is the reason we must vigilantly protect our Second Amendment right to bear arms.  Our Founding Fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they included the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, just after Freedom of Speech and Religion.   They had just fought a revolution to end tyranny.  

Our Founding Fathers knew that power corrupts and that the only way to insure the preservation of liberty was an armed citizenry.  Let us hope that it never becomes necessary to use armed resistance to protect our freedom to end government repression.   But sadly, with history as our teacher, that day could come if we don't get our fiscal house in order.   Could this be the reason DHS is becoming an armory? 

Giving Money To Egypt - CRAZY

The same week that Socialist President Obama told us that we would face Armageddon if the Sequester kicked in requiring a cut of $85 billion in federal spending over the next 12 months, his Secretary of State Long John Kerry, announced $60 million going to the rebels in Syria and more importantly, $250 million going to the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi.  This is after we announced that we were sending tanks and planes to Egypt.   Morsi is the same guy who has said that Jews come from apes and pigs as his hatred of our ally Israel is legend.   This is CRAZY.

Morsi is establishing a Fascist Islamic Republic in Egypt.  Though he was elected, he is quickly becoming a Dictator.  You can bet that some of the taxpayer money we are giving him as a bribe and that is what it is, will not only end up in his Swiss bank account, Morsi will provide support for Terrorists, Hamas and Hezbollah, to attack Israel, not to mention Al Queda Terrorists that would murder Americans given the opportunity.   The last thing we should be doing is supporting Morsi.  In fact, we should be doing everything possible to support the opposition in Egypt.   Giving Morsi money, planes and tanks is about as dumb as it gets. 

What is even dumber is that we have to borrow money from the Chinese and others to provide foreign aid to other countries adding to our $17 Trillion National Debt, at a time when we must cut spending in the United States.   Well dah!  As Forest Gump always said, Stupid is as Stupid Does.   Instead, we should encourage American NGO's, Non Governmental Organizations, using private money, to provide humanitarian  relief directly to people in need in poor countries so the money does not end up in Swiss bank accounts.  Otherwise, let the Chinese, Saudi's and others throw their money down a rat hole.   We should spend our money on National Defense to make sure we can defend our country. 

Congress should end foreign aid to countries where people hate us and or where some of the money will end up in Terrorist hands.   Countries in North Africa and Pakistan would be at the top of the list.  It is time for some common sense, a rare commodity in Washington DC. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mitt Romney - A Loss For Our Country

Mitt and Ann Romney recently sat for their first interview after the election on Fox News.   After hearing their comments, it is so clear that Romney's defeat was a tremendous loss for our country.   The 51% of Americans, many of whom are uneducated and don't even understand our system of government, that voted for Obama, voted for a Hollywood rock star and snake oil salesman, not President of the United States.    We got Drama Obama, causing crisis after crisis, instead of the solid experience, intellect and integrity that Mitt and Ann Romney would have brought to the office.

Obama's reelection was a disaster for our country and we will come to see it day after day for the next four years.  Obama won by playing his PEEP's, those on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, illegal aliens, union members, radical feminists and environmentalists, trail lawyers, students, Hollywood glitterati and Crony Capitalists.   To his credit, Obama maintained his coalition of Takers, while telling the Makers in our country to Go to Hell.   We see it everyday as Obama continues to divide our country to win elections.  It is dispicable. 

Mitt Romney lost the election because he failed to understand that he needed to attract more Independents, many of whom are single issue voters, to add to the 48% of Americans that voted for him.  To get there, Romney needed nuanced positions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Abortion, Gay Marriage and Entitlement and Tax Reform.    While the economy was the most important issue, it was not the only issue for many single issue voters, something Republicans better understand if they hope to win elections in the future. 

We are all losers, including Obama's PEEP's, as a result of Obama's reelection.   It will become very obvious in the next four years as Obama continues to push the United States toward bankruptcy, adding to our National Debt.  We will see continued high unemployment, higher poverty rates, slow growth, a lower standard of living for all American, higher taxes and more regulations, higher energy prices, bigger government and more government dependence as a result of Obama's reelection.   It is what is it.  What a loss for our country.    

Social Security & Medicare - Already Means Tested

Can we please stop all the B---S--- related to Social Security and Medicare.   These programs are already means tested today for the "rich", those that earned more than $250,000 a year, which is basically anyone with money, or assets.  For married couples filing jointly with income above $44,000 after retirement, 85% of their Social Security benefits are taxed at whatever their tax rate happens to be.   So depending on the state of residence and total income, it is probable that the "rich", that paid in far more than the average American, is giving back 30 - 40% of their Social Security benefits.   These rules are a form of means testing. 

Specific to Medicare, though the "rich", again basically anyone with money and assets that made a good living while working and paid in for Medicare benefits without any limits, are paying three times, or more, than the minimum payment is for Medicare.   So instead of paying about $100 a month for Medicare, the "rich" are paying more than $300 a month for Medicare.   In fact, the rich who are the only people in America that actually paid enough in to fund their Medicare benefits, after paying for a Medigap policy, are probably paying more for health insurance after retirement, than they paid when they were employed paying for a share of their health insurance. 

President Obama and his Socialist Pals in government always demagogue the Social Security and Medicare issue with propaganda and lies.   Anyone who wants to know the truth should just go on the government website to get the facts.  Social Security and Medicare are already means tested.  This Blogger believes that there should be NO means testing for Social Security, since no matter what we earned while working, we already paid in for a life time to receive this pension benefit.  

And, while only the rich, those earning more than $250,000 a year, have actually paid for their Medicare benefits in full, as opposed to the average American, I have no problem with means testing Medicare in order to make sure that poor Seniors have medical care even though they never paid in enough to cover this benefit.   But can we at least be honest about means testing for Social Security and Medicare.  It is already happening.   Sadly, since Socialists like President Obama will lie, cheat, steal, or borrow to stay in office feeding at the trough, don't expect the truth from them any time soon.    

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Government Is Broken - Time For Change

Albert Einstein is reported to have said "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity".   The American taxpayer, through our elected representatives at the local, state and federal level, has spent trillions of dollars in the last 100 years, trying to eliminate poverty and yet the poverty rate today, under Socialist President Obama, is higher than ever.  It is clear that many government programs create dependency, rather than changing lives so why are they just continued year after year. 

The whole Sequestration mess, hyped up by Drama Obama, just demonstrates that the federal government is broken.  The same can be said for many bankrupt states and cities.  Our democracy is plagued by waste, fraud and abuse at every level of government.  In addition, we have redundancy at all levels of government as many agencies, commissions, programs and departments exist for the sole purpose of creating high paying government jobs and limiting our freedom.  

Education is the best example of many.   We have the federal Department of Education, employing 5,000 bureaucrats in business to dole out $68 Billion this year.   Then there are state departments of education, county departments of education and finally local school districts, actually charged with educating children, that receive both federal monies along with state and local monies.   Several hundred Billion dollars a year and maybe much more is spent on Administration in the name of benefiting children, when in fact the real benefit goes to all the bureaucrats on the payroll that then collect fat retirement pensions at our expense.  

Just about every federal government Department has a state counterpart to deal with the federal government bureaucracy.   We are choking in government that we just don't need.   The only way to stop it is to starve the beast of revenues by lowering taxes in order to force elimination of redundant agencies, commissions, programs and departments so that real prioritization takes place.   The whole Sequestration fiasco was just side show.   We need to cut Trillions of dollars in wasteful spending in the next ten years to get our fiscal house in order to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States. 

And, it is clear that we can't depend on our elected representatives, of both political parties, feeding at the trough, to get the job done.   For that reason, we need a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment at the federal level; but also in each state to prevent politicians from borrowing to fund annual operating expenses to buy votes to win elections.   And, we need Term Limits for members of Congress to help end the corruption in Washington DC.  

We have to go back to citizen representatives, as was intended by our Founding Fathers, rather than corrupt politicians in office for life, feeding at the trough, that is wrecking our country.   It is time for change and We The People must make it happen because our elected representatives will never give up their power willingly and the wealth they amass from it.