Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Members Of Congress - Feeding At The Trough

This Blogger has asked the question many times, how is it possible for Members of Congress, required to maintain two homes, earning $174,000 a year to become millionaires after serving several years in office.   These characters of both political parties continue feeding at the trough at our expense.   A recent report has indicated that Congressmen and Senators use campaign monies and Political Action Committees that they set up as slush funds to feed their personal bank accounts and lavish life styles.   This is the reason we often have politicians in office for life living high on the hog in Washington DC.   They would never make this kind of money in business because they are not willing to take risks and work that hard. 

No one makes this case better than Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Majority Leader who lives at the Ritz Carlton in Washington DC.  Reid is a millionaire after more than 36 years in office.   The Senator claims that his money came from his law practice more than 36 years ago.  This of course is B--L S--T.   Reid has milked the system every way he can including positioning his family members in Washington DC as paid lobbyists earning millions of dollars each year and favorable real estate deals in Nevada that involved federally funded road projects to enhance the value of his desert properties.  Reid has also sell his worthless book to his campaign to hand out as gifts. 

But, no doubt Dirty Harry Reid is just one of many of these characters getting rich from his years in office.   Many of these Congressmen and Senators are crooks.   This is the reason we really, really need Term Limits.  Our Founding Fathers never intended that we would have career politicians that did this for a living.   We were supposed to have citizen politicians that went to Washington for a few terms and then went home.   And, that is how it worked for years until the gravy train became apparent.  

It has to stop.   We need a Constitutional Amendment to make Term Limits the law of the land.   Two terms for the Senate and six terms for the House, or twelve years in office is plenty.  Let them go home and live under the crazy laws they enact so they can see the misery that they cause across our country. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ObamaCare - Lies, Lies and More Lies

President Obama and his Socialist Pals in Congress built ObamaCare on a mountain of lies.  The first big lie was the cost.   The numbers were all smoke and mirrors.   The Socialists claimed that ObamaCare would cost about $900 Billion over ten years.  The Congressional Budget Office now says the cost will be $2 Trillion or more.  If  history is our teacher concerning government programs, it is likely to be much more.   Obama told the American people that their cost for health care would go down as a result of ObamaCare.   We know now that cost are going up in 45 states. 

Perhaps the biggest lie of all was Obama saying repeatedly that if you like your current medical insurance plan and doctors, you can keep them.   The fact is that Obamanistas knew in July of 2010 that perhaps 10 million or more Americans will be forced off their current plans only to pay higher premiums to cover all the Obama "free mandates".  

ObamaCare is built on a mountain of lies.   We will hear more of them as the weeks pass.   This monstrosity, if allowed to continue, will destroy the best health care system in the world.   ObamaCare is a crime against the American people. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Face Of ObamaCare - Gone

Obamanistas had to take the woman depicted as happy and smiling off the Home Page of the ObamaCare website because of all the Hate Tweets.   Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress still do not get the fact that the majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare.  Apparently, this is a real woman, who feared for her safety.   So, now the smiling face is gone and instead ways to access ObamaCare are indicated in boxes.  Of course, the whole system crashed once again over the weekend.   Whatever happens, the website is just the face of this monstrosity.  Eventually, they will get it to work; though probably not by the end of November as promised by Obama and his minions.  None of this matters anyway.

The problem is not the website that will end up costing a billion dollars to build and fix; more than any other website in human history, though that is pretty ugly and represents government incompetence at its best, which is nothing new.   The real problem is ObamaCare itself.  The very idea that the federal government is taking over health care, which represents one sixth of the US economy is the real threat to our freedom, well being, jobs, economy and health care in the United States.  

Other than the military, there are not too many things the federal government does well.   And, Entitlements like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Disability Benefits and local, state and federal pensions are all headed toward insolvency.   Adding ObamaCare to this mix is just one more Entitlement that will cause the economic collapse of the United States.  How can this be good for anyone; poor, middle class, or rich.

ObamaCare is already resulting in millions of Americans losing their current medical insurance.  Policies are being cancelled all over the country because they do not meet ObamaCare standards.   People who don't need coverage for pregnancies and birth control now have to pay for them included in new ObamaCare policy requirements.   Young people will pay more to subsidize older people.  Seniors will face rationing as fewer and fewer doctors will accept new Medicare patients because the government payments are so low.   And, those that already have health insurance, provided by their companies, will pay higher premiums to cover all the "free mandates" in ObamaCare.  Finally, many jobs will be cut to 29 hours a week to avoid ObamaCare requirements entirely.  Lots of losers in this deal; that's for sure

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Obama Changing The Subject - No Surprise

Socialist President Obama is trying desperately to change the subject away from the ObamaCare Debacle to Immigration Reform and Education.   This should be no surprise to anyone, since daily in addition to the ObamaCare website melt down, we hear of higher premiums for millions of Americans, or out right cancellation of medical insurance policies for millions of people.   Remember, it was Obama who said repeatedly in the last campaign, "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor; if you like your current medical insurance plan you can keep your current medical insurance plan".  Of course, that was all a big lie as is now evident.   

Naturally, Obamanistas want to change the subject; but it will not work.   Even the left wing, lame stream media cannot ignore what is happening with ObamaCare.  ObamaCare is front and center and will be for months along with the 2014 Budget and raising the National Debt Ceiling, both of which will hit the news again in the next few months.   Obama can forget about getting anything else done this year, or maybe even for the remaining years of his Presidency.   Obama has created such a hateful, divisive political climate in Washington DC that there will be no Bi-Partisanship on any important issue.   We will just go from election to election with Members of Congress just trying to survive so they can continue feeding at the trough, which is all they really care about. 

And, Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader has demonstrated time and again that he will not allow any Common Sense legislation, enacted by the House of Representatives, to see the light of day in the Senate.   So, there will be no Budget that leads toward a Balanced Budget, no Entitlement Reform and probably no comprehensive Immigration Reform.   Obama, Reid and Pelosi have so poisoned the atmosphere in Washington DC that little will be accomplished in the years ahead as long as Obama is in office.   We will instead continue toward the economic collapse of the United States.  As such, Obama will go down in history a failed President more committed to Socialist ideology than the interest of the American people and our nation.   

Obama's Legacy - Bad Times in America & The World

After the dismal Carter years, Ronald Reagan brought us Morning In America, 20 million new jobs and an end to the Cold War.   As we count the days to the end of the Obama Presidency, which can't come soon enough, we will look back on Obama's eight years as Bad Times in America and the World.  Aside from a personal like, or dislike of Obama, cards talk and numbers don't lie.  We now have the highest poverty rate in the United States in decades with 50 million people on Food Stamps and millions more on Welfare and Disability Benefits as a result of Obama's failed economic policy.  Blacks in particular are far worse off now than the day Bush II left office.  And, our labor participation rate is the lowest in years as more and more people just drop out of the workforce.

By the time Obama leaves office, he will have added $10 Trillion to our National Debt, bringing it to $20 Trillion, more than all 43 other Presidents combined, which is double what he found when he took office, with no end in sight.  Under Obama's watch, the United States has lost our Triple AAA Credit Rating.   Most likely, there will be no Entitlement Reform so Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, local, state and federal pensions will be that much closer to insolvency.   All this means that the United States is heading toward economic collapse, made worse by Obama and all of his crazy, job killing Socialist Schemes. 

And, then there are all the Obama Scandals; IRS Dirty Tricks, NSA spying on all Americans, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Crony Capitalism and using the Justice Department to extort monies from companies under threat of criminal investigation.   Our nation is more divided today than since the Civil War because of Obama's antics. 

In addition, ObamaCare, the President's crowning achievement is destroying the best health care system in the world.   When all is said and done, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that 30 million Americans will still be without health insurance so nothing but chaos will have been accomplished by the federal government taking over one sixth of the US economy.  

Finally, US standing in the world is in shambles because of Obama's inexperience and incompetence.   The Middle East is a mess.  Terrorism is no more contained.   Our allies distrust the United States.  The Euro Zone is facing bankruptcy and may fall apart.  Russia, Iran and China are stronger.  There is no doubt that our country is weaker today than when Obama first took office.  

This is all Obama's legacy.   Socialist President Obama will go down as one of the worst Presidents in American history.   The next President, whether Socialist or Republican, will have to dig our nation out of the deep ditch Obama will have left behind.  The only good news from all of this is that Progressivism, the politically correct word for Socialism, will have been completely discredited.   After 8 years of Obama misery, just maybe the era of big government will finally be over; though there will always be Socialists and Communists lurking around that will never give up their efforts to destroy our nation. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Senator Dirty Harry Reid - Idiot or Moron

Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader, is either an idiot or a moron, which ever is clinically lower.   In Reid's latest stupid statement, which he has said before, he claims that all of us are "happy" to pay more in taxes.   In Nevada, Reid is rumored to have had mini strokes, so maybe he is just not all there; but if not, his drugs are making him delusional.  

Many of the American people already pay more than 40% of their income in local, state and federal taxes.   In addition to income, we are taxed on everything we do, own, eat or touch.   Government blood suckers, like Harry Reid, at all levels of government, already take way too much of our blood.  We are sick and tired of characters like Harry Reid, feeding at the trough, living the high life, bleeding us dry.

In fact, good old Harry, who has been in office for more than 36 years is a millionaire many times over because of all his crooked shenanigans.   This Blogger keeps asking, how is it possible for a Member of Congress, required to maintain two homes, to become a millionaire many times over when they earn $174,000 a year.   Dirty Harry claims all his money came from practicing law in Nevada 40 years ago.  Of course, that is B--L S--T.    Dirty Harry who lives at the Ritz Carlton in Washington DC is a crook who has stolen his way to wealth.   Dirty Harry has also made sure that his family members who are lobbyists in Washington DC, making millions of dollars a year, are also in on the gravy train.  Go figure. 

Dirty Harry Reid is the poster child for term limits, but this is a Bi Partisan issue.   Both Socialists and Republicans in office for life all play the same game feeding at the trough at our expense to become millionaires.  It is disgusting.  The last thing we want to do is pay higher taxes because of all the waste, fraud and abuse in Washington DC.  This latest fiasco with the ObamaCare Website is just one more example.   When all is said and done the government will spend a billion dollars on this website that experts contend should have cost one to ten million dollars to build.  This billion dollars is going to Obama supporters.  What a surprise??

As a side note, failed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius recently said that she does not work for the people calling for her resignation.  Oh really.  Well, Ms. Sebelius you do work for the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in the United States and the investors, including the Chinese, that buy US Treasuries to fund 40% of government expenditures.  Sebelius, who is incompetent, should be FIRED for wasting what will be a billion dollars on the ObamaCare Website.  

And, back to Dirty Harry Reid.  I guess we can give him some slack, since he is either an idiot or a moron.   Harry Reid has been in office so long that people like him do not live in the real world.  Hey Harry,  WE DO NOT WANT TO PAY HIGHER TAXES.  In fact, we want lower taxes, less regulation and government intrusion into daily life.  Please stop making stupid remarks that make you look like an idiot. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Congressman Alan Grayson - Socialist Wacko & Bomb Thrower

Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida, a millionaire, is a Socialist Wacko and bomb thrower; but not that much different than many other big mouth Socialists in Congress.  Grayson is just more outspoken in expressing his views.   In his latest tirade, Grayson is running ads to raise money for his Congressional Campaign equating the Tea Party with the Ku Klux Clan.  Other Socialists and the lame stream, left wing media have said worse; but Grayson is actually running TV commercials with this ridiculous claim.  But this is not the first time Grayson has said inflammatory things.  In defending ObamaCare, Grayson said that Republicans version of health care was just to tell Americans to die. 

Obamanistas are trying to make the case that those of us that believe in Limited Constitutional Government, a Balanced Budget and paying off our National Debt, lower taxes and less regulation are both racist and radical.   By this measurement, all of our Founding Fathers would be both racist and radical.  Actually, in the context of their times, our Founding Fathers were radical because they were advocating FREEDOM from oppressive government.   But today to make that claim is utterly absurd. 

However, it does show radical Socialist thinking in it rawest form.   Alan Grayson lost when he ran for Congress four years ago; but then won his seat back by throwing loads of personal money into the contest beating out Tea Party favorite Alan West, a great, Black American, war hero and a patriot.   The people of his district in Florida re-elected Grayson, a true nut case.   Hopefully, they will see the light in 2014 and send this Socialist character packing.  Florida voters can do a lot better; that's for sure. 

ObamaCare Trainwreck - Just Another Failed Socialist Scheme

The ObamaCare Trainwreck, predicted by this Blogger and many others, is here.  People who have medical insurance are either losing their current coverage, or seeing premiums go up dramatically in 45 states.  The real losers in this nightmare are Americans with health insurance provided through their companies that will pay more, Seniors who face rationing because of cuts to Medicare, the Middle Class and the Rich who are paying higher taxes and young people that will pay higher premiums to subsidize older people.  The only winners are Obama's PEEP's that will receive highly subsidized medical insurance for little or nothing. 

What is lost in the translation is that ObamaCare has nothing to do with improving health care in America.   In fact, it will actually reduce the quality of care in the United States.  It is instead just another big government Socialist Scheme to redistribute income from the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in the United States to a portion of the 50% in America that pay no income taxes at all.  Obama's goal is to put more people on the dole whether for Welfare, Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, or Medical Insurance to buy votes to create a permanent Socialist majority in government.   Let's at least call it like it is. 

However, it does not divide.   In addition to the current $17 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight, we have another $100 Trillion or more of unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Disability Benefits, ObamaCare and local, state and federal pensions.   These programs are all headed toward insolvency and eventual bankruptcy.  Even if the Socialists/Communists in Washington confiscated all the wealth in the country, which they would love to do, not just a percentage, there is not enough money to pay for all of these Entitlements.  

The rubber will hit the road when the Markets, just say no to our borrowing and that day is coming.   When it happens and it will happen, the Federal Reserve will print money to buy US Treasuries, making the dollar worthless, which is already happening.   We will see the economic collapse of the United States within the next 20 years.   This will lead to Civil Strife on our streets and potentially the dissolution of the United States. 

In the mean time, Obama has spent $634 million, the most ever, building the ObamaCare website that does not work.   Insurance companies have predicated their premiums on 7 million Americans signing up for ObamaCare.  The only people that will sign up will be those getting subsidies.   Others that do not qualify for subsidies, will not be able to afford the premiums.  They will just have to pay the fines to the IRS Gestapo.  It is all going to fall apart.  Heads need to roll. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obama Behind IRS Dirty Tricks

It is becoming clearer by the day that Socialist President Obama, either in word or deed, ordered the IRS targeting of Conservative and various Religious Groups that the President deemed enemies of his Socialist Schemes beginning in 2009.   Obama, himself, apparently met with high level IRS officials a day or two before the targeting began.  We already know that other White House Operatives were holding multiple meetings with Sarah Ingram Hall, the IRS Director actually in charge of the unit that implemented the IRS Dirty Tricks ordered by Lois Lerner, her subordinate. 

None of this happened by accident, or because of any rogue IRS agent.  It was coordinated from the White House.  And, it is no coincidence that Hall was promoted to head up the IRS ObamaCare Enforcement Unit.  That promotion was pay back to keep her mouth shut and for her dirty deeds on behalf of the President.   We have seen this all before during the Nixon years.   

Is this really any surprise given all the Obama Scandals and Obama's paranoia concerning groups that are "out to get him".   The left wing lame stream media credits opposition to Obama's Socialist Schemes with racism.   B--L S--T.  This Blogger could care less that Obama is Black.  In fact, it is the only thing I like about Obama because I recognize the historical significance of electing our nation's first Black President.  I only wish we had elected a Black Conservative rather than a Black Socialist, or maybe even Communist.  No, what we oppose are Obama's Socialist Schemes, not Obama personally and particularly NOT because he is half Black. 

The fact that Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress were behind the IRS Dirty Tricks, targeting Conservatives and various religious groups, was inevitable.   Obama is just Richard Nixon in Black face; but no less evil.  Always remember that Socialists will lie, cheat, steal, borrow and history teaches us even murder to stay in power feeding at the trough.  The fact that Obama would order the IRS, one of his Gestapo agencies, to go after those of us that "cling to our guns and religion" should be no surprise to anyone. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Obama's Goal - Destroy The Republican Party

Socialist President Obama is out to destroy the Republican Party and in particular Conservatives within it because we stand in the way of Obama's plan to transform the United States into a Socialist nation.  Obama may succeed; but what will surface will be an even more Conservative Party than exists now because we are not going away any time soon.   In fact, we are more energized than ever as a result of Obama's Socialist Schemes that will destroy our country. 

However, in the short term, just imagine if Obama gains control of both Houses of Congress in 2014 during his last two years in office.  Last time, we got ObamaCare.  If it happens again, we will see even more job killer regulations and much higher taxes on all Americans.  The Socialists will move quickly to limit energy production, curtail gun rights, open our borders and limit our freedoms, including destroying First Amendment rights related to freedom of speech, religion and the press.  

Obama is already using the National Security Administration to spy on all of us.  The IRS, the EPA and Health and Human Services are in place as Obama's Gestapos to control all aspects of daily life.  It is already happening.   The IRS and Health and Human Services will control our health care and our money.   The EPA will take control of our real property in the name of clean air and water.   And, the EPA will use those same laws to control industry.   Don't think it can't happen because it is already happening.  

The Supreme Court proved during the ObamaCare case that they will do little or nothing to stop all of this from happening.   Checks and balances are dead.  Ultimately, the Socialists will bankrupt the United States and cause the economic collapse of our nation.  When it happens, there will be civil strife on our streets.  But Socialists don't care because they will use the "crisis" to take even more control over daily life.   Homeland Security is not buying all those Assault Rifles and ammunition to come to a Tea Party Rally.  Socialists see the storm that is coming.  We see all the Obama Scandals as the preview of what lies ahead if the Socialists regain control of both Houses of Congress.   The investigations will end and Obama will have a free hand, as a Dictator, to do whatever he wants. 

The lame stream left wing media will do nothing to report on Obama's abuse of power because they support his Socialist Schemes.   As Ronald Reagan always said, "we are just one generation away from losing our freedom."   We can't let that happen so we must be diligent in fighting at every turn to protect our freedoms.  Obama may succeed in destroying the Republican Party; but WE THE PEOPLE are not going away.   If allowed to become one, Obama will take dictatorial power.   It is already happening.  Socialism and Obama are evil and evil can never be allowed to prevail.  Our Founding Fathers fought to give us freedom.   The day will come when once again, we must stand up to these Socialists tyrants, at all levels of goverment and Just Say, No More. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Budget & Debt Ceiling Deadlines - Same Old, Same Old

The recent Budget and Debt Ceiling deal, enacted by Congress and signed by Socialist President Obama did absolutely nothing to deal with our $17 Trillion National Debt and the $100 Trillion or more sitting out there in unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, Disability Benefits and local, state and federal government pensions.   It is becoming clearer by the day that the Socialists will never agree to the spending cuts and Entitlement Reform needed to restore fiscal sanity in Washington DC.  It will not happen unless and until Republicans control all branches of government and even then, there is some doubt that Republicans will have the guts to do what is required to achieve a balanced budget and pay off our National Debt. 

This Blogger believes that none of these things will be done until we experience the economic collapse of the United States because at that point, there will be no other choice.   Before that happens, we will have very high interest rates and inflation as the Federal Reserve will start printing even more money to make up for the lack of takers willing the buy our Treasury Bonds.  That is actually already happening and they called it Quantitative Easing.   There is simply no way to tax our way out of the mess politicians for life have created in Washington DC as Socialists propose.   Both Republicans and Socialists, over the years, have promised their PEEP's benefits, to win elections, that cannot be paid.   It is what it is.   

They will print money that will destroy the value of the dollar to pay the amounts promised; but it won't matter because the dollar itself that they pay out will be worthless.   The only people that will benefit from all of this will be those that own Guns for protection, Gold, Real Estate and perhaps other commodities that have value.   Local, State and Federal Governments can and will default on the bonds they issue, i.e. Detroit, or pay them off with worthless dollars.  

Now is the time to start planning for what is coming.   Pay off debt, or refinance mortgages to get historically low fixed interest rates.   If you own your home free and clear at least you will always have a place to live; though they will raise property taxes in an attempt to keep local government and schools funded.   Unfortunately, the global picture is not much better as Western Democracies are all in a similar position, having borrowed money to fund their Socialist societies.   We see the end of the story in countries like Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, France and Spain where their young people have no futures.  In Cyprus, the government confiscated money in savings accounts, which was unprecedented. 

The balloon will burst.   The only question is when.   78 million Baby Boomers are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day.  All of these people are applying for Social Security and Medicare, both of which are headed toward bankruptcy.  The Federal Reserve will have to print money to buy US Treasuries, adding to our National Debt, to pay these benefits.   This results in a vicious cycle.  The markets, like Chinese investors, are already saying they are going to stop buying US Treasuries because the risk of default is real.   We have already seen the US credit rating downgraded once and it will happen again. 

When that happens the Federal Reserve will have to print more money making the dollar even more worthless.  In the end, the markets will determine our destiny and it will not be pretty.   We will have civil strife on our streets that could lead to the dissolution of the United States.  Don't think it can't happen because it has happened in other countries.   Our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will not live in the United States created by our Founding Fathers; that's for sure.  Nor will they experience the standard of living that existed in the last 50 years. 

Secretary Sebelius - Missing In Action

Incompetent Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services, charged with managing ObamaCare, is Missing In Action.   A Congressional Committee, with jurisdiction, has asked her to come and testify about the ObamaCare fiasco and Sebelius has brushed them off citing a scheduling conflict.  Apparently, she must attend a party in Boston.  Nero fiddles while Rome is burning.  It is time for a subpoena. 

Sebelius spent more than $600 million dollars setting up the ObamaCare Website, impacting 36 states, and it does not work.   Since Americans without health insurance are required to buy it, effective January 1, 2014, or pay a fine, it is time to delay the Employee Mandate at least another year, as was suggested by Republicans in Congress because ObamaCare is just not ready for prime time.  While Obama gave companies another year, by Executive Order, so far he is unwilling to let private citizens off the hook.  Obamanistas want as many people on the dole as possible before the 2014 election getting ObamaCare subsidies.  Gosh, what a surprise. 

Secretary Sebelius should be FIRED for incompetence, malfeasance and generally wasting taxpayer money; but that will not happen because Obamanistas never take responsibility for anything.   Just imagine if this was happening in business.  If a corporate Executive had spent $600 million developing some new idea and it did not work as of the roll out date, heads would roll.  But, not in government.   The incompetent just get promoted instead.  

And, of course, the lame steam, left wing media is no where to be found because we currently have a Socialist President implementing another big government Socialist Scheme that will bankrupt our country.   If Obama was a Republican, the Socialists and Communists in the media would be over all over this story of incompetence; but with Obama they always look the other way because they do not want to make their guy look bad.   Go figure. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Obama's Gestapo EPA Land Grab

Obama's Gestapo, the Environmental Protection Agency is about to issue new regulations that will give it control of private property in the name of clean water.  It attempted to do so in the state of Virginia by declaring storm run off water under its jurisdiction.   Just imagine!  Storm run off water comes off every roof in the country when it rains.  One state is attempting to tax it.  Fortunately, the courts ruled against the EPA in Virginia striking down this crazy over reach; but it shows just how far the EPA will go to get control of private property. 

So now, the EPA will claim any property that has a drop of sitting water on it, or near it, as requiring regulation.   Keep in mind, this is the agency that destroyed the timber industry in Oregon to protect the Spotted Owl, killing 40,000 good paying logging jobs.   And, they are also the Agency destroying the coal industry, in the name of clean air killing several hundred thousand good paying jobs.   These families have depended on these industries for generations.  Instead, they will soon be on Welfare and Food Stamps.  This is a tragedy and crime against the American people.  Now, the EPA wants to destroy farming and ranching, just wait and see, not to mention making life miserable for anyone that happens to live near a little mud puddle, stream, river, or lake.  

Richard Nixon created the EPA; but he never could have imagined the Gestapo it would become.  Under Obama, the EPA is full of Environmental Wackos and Radicals determined to destroy the US economy.  Guess what, they are succeeding as many families have lost their livelihoods because of the EPA.   WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and say enough.  Nobody wants dirty air or water; but we must also recognize that killing entire industries is NOT ACCEPTABLE.   It is time to pull the EPA way back to the original laws enacted by Congress and stop the arbitrary Obama regulations destroying our country. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Boehner and McConnell Have To Go

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have demonstrated once again, with the latest Budget and Debt Ceiling debacle, that they have to GO.  Clearly, both Boehner and McConnell are neither tough enough; nor do they have the intellect to serve as leaders of the Republican Party because they simply cannot fight off the Socialists, who play politics as a Blood Sport.   Further in a television media age, Boehner looks like an old drunk and McConnell looks like he has already been embalmed do not play well on TV.  Neither of these RINO's have the charisma to lead the Republican Party in Washington.   In addition, as old Dinosaurs, Boehner and McConnell along with many other characters in Congress, both RINO's and Socialists are the poster children for Term Limits.  The need for Term Limits also became very clear in the last few weeks as nothing was accomplished by enactment of the Budget and Debt Ceiling Deal by these politicians for life.

What we did learn is that there are about 160 real Conservatives serving in both Houses of Congress with common sense and guts.  There are about 117 gutless RINO's that voted with all Socialists to allow Obama to keep borrowing money adding to our $17 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight.  Those are the facts concerning the Republican Party in Washington.  This Blogger for one will not contribute one dime to the Republican Party, as long as Boehner and McConnell remain in leadership, or any candidate that voted for this meaningless Budget Debt Ceiling Deal that did nothing to contain spending. 

It is time for both Boehner and McConnell to step aside and let the Young Guns of the Republican Party to take over leadership.  It is pretty obvious that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is now the leader of the Republican Party with both the guts and the intellect to take on Obama and his Socialist Pals in Congress.  New leaders of the party must come out of the 160 real Conservatives in the House and Senate that voted NO to Obama's Socialist Scheme.  These RINO's should either be primaried to get rid of them, or pushed to the back bench and the ashes of history.   It is time for people like John McCain, Lyndsey Graham and Susan Collins to retire.  Since they supported Dirty Harry Reid once again, they are an enemy to the American people and the Conservative Movement.  They have to go too. 

Congressman Boehner and Senator McConnell, for the good of our nation and the Republican Party, please step aside, or face challenges to your elections and or leadership positions.  We have had enough of your limp wristed, weak leadership.   You both have been shanked one too many times by Socialist President Obama, Senator Dirty Harry Reid and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.  Face reality, Boehner and McConnell, IT IS TIME TO GO.   Both of you are just not up to the job.   

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Congress Kicks The Can Down The Road Again

Rather then really dealing with our long term spending, Budget and National Debt, in any meaningful way, Congress and Socialist President Obama have just kicked the can down the road once again.   The US Senate, led by Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid crafted a meaningless  "compromise" to fund the federal government at current levels until January 15 and raise the Debt Ceiling until February 7.   As part of the deal, there is a requirement that incomes be verified to determine if someone qualifies for an ObamaCare subsidy.   Though Obama chose to ignore that part of the law, it is already in ObamaCare so nothing more than common sense on that issue.    Once again, they will form a Bi-Partisan Committee to work on Entitlement Reform and cutting spending, which the Socialists will never agree to do and presumably raising taxes, which the Socialists will only agree to do.   We have seen this story many times before during the first 5 years of Obama's Presidency and so we know the ending; either absolute gridlock, or Republicans getting rolled again.   It is all B--L S--T. 

Wall Street is cheering because these characters live quarter to quarter and don't care about the long term impact on our country.  However, the Republican Party is on the verge of extinction because of gutless dinosaurs like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lyndsey Graham, Susan Collins, John Boehner and others.   The only hope for the Republican Party are the young guns like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.   We have a $17 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight.   We have more than $100 Trillion of unfunded liability for Social Security, Disability Benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and state and federal pensions with no way to honor those promises.   We cannot tax our way out of this mess.  All the wealth in the country could not cover these promises.   Socialists will never tell their PEEP's the truth as they continue to blame the "rich" for the fiscal mess they have created.

Here we go again.   We will see the same soap opera concerning funding the government and raising the National Debt Ceiling in a few months.  The deal just enacted solves no problems, which is a good reason that both Boehner and McConnell have to go.  In the meantime, the ObamaCare train wreck rolls on, which by the way will add at least $2 Trillion to the National Debt in the next 10 years about double what was originally estimated by the Socialists when they lied to enact this monstrosity.  It is becoming clearer by the day that the only way we will finally deal with the fiscal insanity we see in Washington DC is after the economic collapse of the United States.  

It will not matter which party is in power, the markets will take over when the day comes that the US needs to borrow more money and there are no takers because the risk is too great.  It is already happening, which is the reason the Federal Reserve has been printing money to buy US Treasuries to cover the short fall of investors.  Sadly, we are in for very difficult days ahead, which will include civil strife on our streets and maybe even the dissolution of the United States.  Buy Guns, Gold and gated Real Estate.  The day will come when you may need all three to survive in safety.      

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Secretary Sebelius Should Be FIRED

About two years ago, this Blogger happened to be on a train going from Washington DC to New York City with my wife.   Sitting in First Class, just a few seats up in front of us, with her Security Guards, was Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius.   As you might imagine, since this was just a year or so after the enactment of ObamaCare, I really wanted to give this woman my harshest verbal assault.   However, my wife convinced me to shut up because I probably would have ended up arrested and in jail.   Well the chickens have come home to roost. 

After Sibelius and her department developed more than 23,000 pages of regulations to implement the 2,700 page monstrosity that is ObamaCare,  this train wreck went live on October 1, 2013.   Guess what, the website that Sibelius spent more than three years and $600 million developing crashed.  What a surprise.   More than 30 states declined to develop their own ObamaCare Exchanges, which means that millions of interested Americans, if nothing else than to look, went on the Federal Health Care Exchange.   Keep in mind that employees who get medical insurance from their employers are not eligible to buy coverage on the ObamaCare Federal Exchange; but there is so much confusion that many may not know that to be the case.  As such, the 80 - 90% of Americans that have medical insurance from their employers may very well be bogging down the website as looky lou's, who are actually ineligible, just play around to see pricing.  

It doesn't matter.   After spending more than $600 million to get this website up and running, it is inoperative.  And, the whole premise of ObamaCare is that young people would pay more for medical insurance so that older people, who actually use more medical services, would pay less.   This makes no economic sense.  Further, all the "free mandates" in ObamaCare have actually raised the cost of medical insurance.  All of Obama's promises were lies.  The cost is not less.  People will lose their current benefits as companies are cutting benefits because ObamaCare did not bend the cost curve.   More employees will be made 29 hour part time staff members to avoid ObamaCare entirely.   Somebody's head needs to roll for this failure. 

It would be great if we could get rid of Obama now for this failure; but short of Impeachment, or pre-mature death, which are both highly unlikely, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sibelius has to go.   Sibelius should be FIRED.  Of course, that will never happen because no one in the Obama Administration takes responsibility for anything.  They can't blame Bush II for this one, or anyone else.  Sibelius had the money to make it work.  ObamaCare is a train wreck.  She has to go.      

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sarah Hall Ingram - IRS Dirty Trickster

We now find out that Sarah Hall Ingram, the woman actually in charge of the IRS unit that targeted Conservative and religious groups, met with White House officials 165 times providing them confidential information about individual taxpayers.  This was Obama's "enemies list".  That was both a violation of the law and a FELONY.   But is Ingram going to jail.  Not at all.  We certainly will never see the Holder Justice Department bring charges against one of their own.   Instead, Sarah Hall Ingram has been promoted to run the IRS Gestapo unit that will enforce ObamaCare as her pay off and reward for being an Obama stooge and political lackey.  What a surprise. 

Ingram along with Lois Lerner at the IRS, who reported to Ingram and took the Fifth, rather than incriminate herself should both be in jail. Instead, Lerner was forced into early retirement and a generous government pension of $80,000 or more.  Ingram no doubt got a big raise to take on ObamaCare enforcement.   What is wrong with this picture.  Socialist President Obama makes Richard Nixon look like a choir boy.  Obamanistas are not only incompetent, they bring corruption and malfeasance in government to a new level.

If Obama was a Republican, the Socialists and left wing, lame stream media would be calling for Impeachment related to all the Obama Scandals.   Always remember, Socialists will lie, cheat, steal, borrow and history teaches us in some cases even murder to stay in power feeding at the trough.  Daily we hear of more Obamanista transgressions and violations of the law that are impeachable offenses.   Republicans would not dare utter the word against the first Black President; but it is becoming more clear by the day that Obama and his minions disregard the law and the Constitution.  This Blogger has been saying for months that Obama is a clear and present danger to our nation and our freedom.  Sadly, we see daily how bad it really is.  Wake up America. Obama is a threat to our nation as bad as any foreign enemy we have ever faced. 


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Debt Default - Not Going To Happen

Despite all the hoopla we hear coming out of Washington DC, there is absolutely no reason the US should default our our outstanding Debt.   The federal government takes in about $3 Trillion a year in revenues.  Servicing the Debt cost about $240 Billion a year based on current interest rates.  If necessary, if a deal does not come together and assuming he has a brain in his head, Socialist President Obama will use language in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and various Supreme Court cases as authority to pay the roughly $20 Billion a month necessary to service the Debt before spending other monies.   Of course, the Socialist say they will not do that because it would mean cutting government spending and benefits going to their PEEP's on the dole; but it can certainly be done. 

What Obama cannot do, based on his own authority, is borrow more money to fund the $800 Billion annual short fall that is the current deficit spending in our $3.8 Trillion budget.   Borrowing more money and adding to our National Debt would require an act of Congress.  This could be a good thing and the only way to cut government spending and deal with Entitlement Reform.  Life will not end; but it would finally mean serious negotiations between the political parties to stop the fiscal insanity that we have now, which daily adds to our current $17 Trillion National Debt, with no end in sight. 

It is obviously going to take something dramatic for the Socialists to come to the table.  They will not do it of their own volition because all they know how to do is tax, borrow and deficit spend.  It is their ticket to power as they add even more people on the dole.  It is not coincidence that poverty has gone up under Obama.  It is intentional.   Obama wants more people on Welfare, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Disability Benefits and ObamaCare to insure that Socialists remain in power.  The Community Organizer In Chief knows exactly what he is doing.   It will destroy the United States as we know it, but Socialists care not as long as they can continue in power feeding at the trough.  It is what it is.     

Socialists Want To Raise Spending - Surprise, Surprise

As part of a deal to enact a 2014 Budget and raise the Debt Ceiling, the Socialists in the Senate, led by Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada are proposing doing away with the Sequester, that cut a measly Trillion dollars out of the $60 Trillion dollars that will be taxed, borrowed and spent in the next 10 years.   In essence, Socialist want to actually raise spending and further add to our current $17 Trillion National Debt.  Surprise, Surprise.   This may just be a negotiating tactic because Reid knows that NO REAL Republican can vote to raise spending as part of any deal.   It would be the kiss of political death for any Republican. 

However, this does prove that the Socialists are simply incapable of really cutting spending, which is no surprise.   Even the Sequester Deal only cut the rate of increase, not actual spending itself.   The United States is on the road to National Bankruptcy and economic collapse.   Based on what we see happening in Washington, it appears that this speeding train is headed for a train wreck, with no one in control.  Socialist President Obama may go down as the worst President in American history, even worse than Jimmy Carter, if that is possible.   Obama's legacy is not ObamaCare; but rather the downgrading of the United States credit rating for the first time in our history.

Of course, there are also all the Obama Scandals, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Dirty Tricks, NSA spying on all Americans, etc. etc; but those are really just the icing on the cake.  Obama will leave behind a $20 Trillion National Debt by the end of his second term, adding more to the Debt than all other 43 Presidents combined.   It is shameful.  And, that does not include the other $100 Trillion or more of unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and state and federal pensions that cannot be fully paid. 

In the meantime, we watch the soap opera going on in Washington.  As of now the government has been shut down for about two weeks and life did not end.   We did have occasion to go through Customs this week flying back from Europe.   Customs Agents are not being paid; but know very well that they will receive back pay.  This Blogger did thank the Customs Agents that cleared us through Customs for working without pay.  The woman at the desk did say that she was upset because members of Congress voted themselves a pay raise, while she has gotten none in 4 years.  What a surprise.   

P.S. Vets opened the World War II Memorial in Washington by removing Obama's Barricades.   Like fighting wars, they took matters into their own hands.  Good for them and the American people. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Congressman Paul Ryan To The Rescue

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and one of the smartest guys in Washington is crafting a Budget and Debt Ceiling deal that both speaks to Republican values and can pass both Houses of Congress and get Obama's signature.   It is Ryan to the rescue of both political parties.  Ryan is one of the few Adults in Washington that fully understands all the numbers.   The Ryan Budget enacted by the House would balance the federal budget within 10 years by dealing with Entitlements.   Sooner or later, Congress and the President will have to face this reality. 

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare and state and federal pensions represent $100 Trillion or more of unfunded liability that will explode on the American people already beginning.  If every dime of wealth in the United States was confiscated, something the Socialists and Communists in government would just love to do, not just a high percentage as is happening now, it would not be enough to pay for these promises.   Obama and his Socialist pals in government know it too, but they cannot openly say it because they depend on their PEEP's, who get most of these benefits, to stay in power feeding at the trough.   However, cards talk and numbers don't lie, so even though Socialists will lie, cheat, steal, borrow and history proves in some cases even murder to stay in power, eventually the numbers catch up for better or worse.

As 78 million Baby Boomers now reach 65 years old at the rate of 10,000 a month, this reality will become more and more evident.   The money is just not there to pay them all their benefits.  And, there is already Means Testing both for Social Security and Medicare as the so called "rich" are either taxed on benefits, or pay much higher premiums for Medicare so that cat is already out of the bag.  Short of denying Upper Middle Class and the rich any benefits at all, that they paid for, which would be untenable, there will have to be other solutions related to those under 50 years old and years away from collecting these benefits.   There really is no other way to deal with the problem that will not destroy jobs and economic growth. 

Paul Ryan has said so many times because as a Boy Scout, he cannot tell a lie.  So, just maybe, Ryan can get the Socialists to tell the truth to the American people as part of this Budget and Debt Ceiling Deal.  If Ryan only does that, he will have achieved a miracle. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The United States - No Way To Run A Country

As we watch the Budget and National Debt drama in Washington, all we can conclude is that this is no way to run a country.   Borrowing 40 cents for every dollar we spend has to stop.  It is simply not sustainable and will ultimately cause the economic collapse of the United States.  We now owe more money as a result of our $17 Trillion National Debt, with no end is sight, than our $15 Trillion Gross Domestic Product.   We are starting to look like Greece and we see the end result in that country.   The fact is that we must stop deficit spending and soon.  

We need to see a spending trajectory that will lead to a balanced budget and paying off our National Debt.  The Paul Ryan Budget did that sensibly over a ten year period.  Of course, President Obama and his Socialist pals in government will not even consider this common sense approach because they want to continue supporting their PEEP's to win votes.  Socialist just don't care if it leads to the bankruptcy of the United States.   If they did care, they would sit down with Republicans to cut spending and reform Entitlements.   There is no other way.

We are headed toward economic collapse, which will lead to civil strife on our streets.  We could see the dissolution of the United States.   I know, I know, it seems unthinkable; but why should we assume that what has happened in other countries can't happen in the United States.  It can happen and it will happen.  We need the adults in Washington, if there are any, to stop the fiscal insanity. 

Obviously, we can't count on Socialist Obama to stop the madness any time soon.   We can only hope that elections in 2014 and 2016 will result in the election of both Republicans and Democrats who finally recognize that the current path in a road to disaster. 

Government Spending - Time For Common Sense

The federal government takes in about $3 Trillion in revenues each year and spends about $3.8 Trillion.  Obviously, Obama is borrowing the short fall.  This represents about 25% of our $15 Trillion Gross Domestic Product.   Our current $17 Trillion National Debt exceeds our GDP, which is very dangerous.  The federal government should be spending about 17 - 20% of GDP, or certainly no more than the revenues generated each year.   Common sense, huh?

So, based on current revenues, the Congress needs to cut $800 Billion in spending, which is entirely feasible by eliminated waste, fraud, abuse and redundancy in all the programs, agencies, commissions and departments of the federal government.   We also need to eliminate about 500,000 federal jobs, out of the 2.65 million federal civilian employees, over five years, through normal attrition and retirements. 

The current $3 Trillion in revenues that the federal government takes each year should be allocated one-third to Defense, one-third to Entitlements and one-third to Discretionary Spending, which should include dealing with Natural Disaster, foreign aid and paying off the current $17 Trillion National Debt etc.   That's it.  Just plain and simple common sense.   We can't keep borrowing 40 cents for every dollar we spend and spending money we don't have.   We can't tax our way out of the deficit spending that continues every year.  It is impossible. 

America wake up and demand this plan from our elected representatives.   It does mean that there will have to be Entitlement Reform.  It does mean that Defense Spending will need to come down.   It does mean that we have to cut the size of government.   If these things don't happen, we will see the economic collapse of the United States and then all hell will break loose.   We will see civil unrest on our streets and the potential dissolution of the United States.   We can't let any of this happen.   Don't believe it can't happen because in history it has happened in other countries. 

WE THE PEOPLE must stand up and demand common sense in government spending.  Call your Congressman, Senators and the White House and demand the simple plan this Blogger has described.   Do it now!!. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Obama Can't Be Trusted To Cut Spending

Socialist President Obama claims that he is willing to "compromise" later; but not now related to cutting government spending to get a budget and Debt Ceiling deal.  Everyone in Washington knows that Obama is a liar who can't be trusted.   We don't call Obama President Pinocchio for nothing.   The Republicans in the House of Representatives have learned the hard way that the only way to get spending cuts, without tax increases, is to tie those cuts to funding the government and raising the National Debt Ceiling.

Socialists will never willingly come to the table when it comes to slashing the size of government.   All Socialists know how to do is tax, borrow and spend our money to put even more people on the dole to win votes.   Obama has added $7 Trillion to our $17 Trillion National Debt, in just his first five years in office, more than all 43 other Presidents combined since the founding of our nation.   Based on Obama's current spending trajectory, the National Debt will grow to $20 Trillion by the time his nightmare Presidency is over, with no end in sight until the financial collapse of the United States happens. 

This does not include the $100 Trillion, or more, sitting out there in unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, Disability Benefits and state and federal pensions.   There is no plan in place to deal with these Entitlements that will absolutely bankrupt our country.  The Socialists, including Obama, will not even discuss reform of these programs to cut future expenditures. 

So why on earth should Republicans, or for that matter any thinking American believe Obama, or his Socialist pals in Congress.   Always remember, Socialists will lie, cheat, steal, borrow, or history teaches us even murder to stay in office feeding at the trough.  Actions speak much louder than words.  These characters have all been feeding at the trough for years, adding to our National Debt, to take care of their PEEP's to win elections.  So what's new??  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Government Shut Down - Life Did Not End

The federal government has technically been shut down for about a week and life did not end.  Go figure.   It is time to slim down government anyway to stop adding to our $17 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight.   This government shut down is a great opportunity to identify all the waste, fraud, abuse and redundancy that exists in various programs, agencies, commissions and departments that should be eliminated.  Most important, we need to impose a hiring freeze to eliminate at least 500,000 federal jobs, out of the 2.65 million federal civilian employees.  It can be done over five years through normal attrition and retirements.  

If not now, when?   When politicians talk of cutting federal spending, they never mean in real terms.   What they always mean is cutting the growth of spending from let's say 5% growth to 4%; but federal spending actually never really comes down.  We see the end result in Obama's Trillion dollar budget deficits and borrowing 40 cents for every dollar the federal government spends.   Both political parties are guilty as charged of contributing to the bankruptcy of our country. 

It has to stop and now.   Republicans will have to agree to raising the Debt Limit; but it should only happen if there is also an agreement to end the deficit trajectory and get us to a balanced budget in the next ten years.  If it does not happen, the Republicans should walk away from the table and let Obama and his Socialist Pals in Congress take the heat for bankrupting our country.   The fiscal insanity in Washington must end to prevent the economic collapse of the United States.   The Socialist will never stop spending.   Only Republicans can make this happen. 

ATF Blocks Whistle Blower Book

The federal Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the agency involved with selling more than 2,000 guns to the Mexican Drug Cartel, is trying to block Agent John Dodson from writing his tell all book about Fast and Furious because it would be "bad for morale" at varioius govenrment agencies.  Since when does the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech have anything to do with the morale of a government employee, particularly those that are crooks, incompetent, or involved in a scandal.   It is very clear that Obamanistas in the Holder Justice Department do not want the truth to see the light of day about this Obama Scandal, or any of the others still under investigation. 

Since Agent Dodson is still an employee of the federal government, subject to rules of work that require approval for him to do anything else, the ATF is over reaching in attempting to silence him.   The American Civil Liberties Union has taken up the case, which no doubt will end up in court.  This is not a National Security issue,  just a big government screw up that makes a lot of government employees look really bad and incompetent.  Gosh,  if that is the measurement standard for what can be printed about the government, then nothing can be said at all. 

Sadly, this particular screw up resulted in the Mexican Drug Cartel using these weapons to murder a US government border patrol officer and many others.   Heads should roll in the Holder Justice Department, including Eric Holder, the Attorney General himself, but of course that will not happen because no one in the Obama Administration takes responsibility for anything.  Holder is a liar and a perjurer; yet he remains in office.  Obama should fire Holder; but that will not happen any time soon because Holder is no different than Obama himself.   In the mean time, Obamanistas continue the Fast and Furious cover up.   Nothing new to report!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

ObamaCare - Just More Redistribution Of Income

Aside from the income taxes paid by the 50% of Americans that pay all the income taxes in the United States, ObamaCare is just one more Socialist Scheme to redistribute income.  Obama was determined to provide health insurance for his PEEP's, low income Americans and or those on the dole for little, or nothing.   The fact that those in the Middle Class, young people, private sector Union Members and Senior Citizens would have to pay more for their health insurance and medical care to provide medical insurance to Obama's PEEP's was of no concern to Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress.  

So now, millions of other Americans will lose their health care coverage as companies reduce benefits and or make more jobs 29 hour part time employment to avoid the need to provide health insurance at all.  And, for those that do buy health insurance privately, or through their companies; but will not qualify for subsidies on the State or Federal Exchanges, premiums are going up substantially because of all the "mandated free services and benefits".   Everyone but Obama knows that there is no free ride.  Somebody has to pay the bill for all the those that will get free, or highly subsidized health insurance. 

So when Obama said, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, or if you like your current health insurance, you can keep your current health insurance, he either lied to the American people and or was just clueless about medical benefits.   Now the S--T has hit the fan.   Insurance companies are sending out millions of cancellation letters and or letters informing their customers that premiums are going up substantially.   Since ObamaCare did nothing to bend the cost curve, companies are reducing benefits, raising deductibles and or the share of the premium the employee must pay.   ObamaCare is a train wreck.   In the month's ahead we will see all the casualties from this monstrosity.   

Time For Obama To Blink

It is time for President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress to blink.  First, we can't continue borrowing 40 cents for every dollar we spend, adding to our $17 Trillion National Debt, with no end in sight.   It is time for the adults in Washington, who understand 5th grade math, to stop spending money we don't have.   We also must deal with the $100 Trillion or more in unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Disability Benefits, ObamaCare and state and federal pensions.   If all the wealth in the United States was confiscated, not just a percentage, it would be impossible to pay out every Entitlement that has been promised.  It is time to tell the American people the truth and deal with the problem.

Next, even if ObamaCare does remain in place, it should be delayed for a year or more to deal with all the unintended, stupid consequences.  The Middle Class, Young People, Private Sector Union Members and Senior Citizens are being screwed as a result of ObamaCare.  In order to deal with providing health insurance for the poor, who already qualified for Medicaid anyway, Obama and his Socialist brethren made a mess of things for everybody else, as premiums continue to rise and more people lose their jobs, or are put on part time.  ObamaCare, as written, is a job killer.   We can do better. 

Something as big as health care requires a national consensus, because it impacts one sixth of the US economy.  The fact that ObamaCare was enacted without one single Republican vote, representing 50% of the country's thinking, is just plain crazy.  It is time for all politicians to sit down and work out a compromise plan to deal with providing health care for the poor, without destroying health care for everybody else.   Well dah!!.  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Divide Within The United States

As we watch the silly drama surrounding enactment of a budget for 2014 and in a few weeks dealing with the Debt Ceiling, what is lost in the translation is the real divide that exists in the United States.  It manifests itself around ObamaCare; but that is not really the issue.  The United States has not faced division like we have today, since the Civil War.   The reality is that about 50% of the people want smaller, limited Constitutional government, lower taxes and less regulation.  And, 50% of the people want an expansive federal government, a nanny state, higher taxes and more regulations.   In general, the Makers in society want less government intrusion into our lives.   And, the Takers and their rich benefactors in the educated elite, which includes the left wing lame stream media want a larger federal government as their ticket to power and riches.  It really is as simple as that. 

What we see happening in Washington today is stalemate that comes from this division.   Short of another Civil War to settle the matter, we are likely to see years of this back and forth struggle until we experience the economic collapse of the United States, which is coming.  When that happens, we will have civil strife on our streets when the Takers in society stop getting their checks, food stamps, subsidized medical care and housing.   While the Socialists will attempt to take more and more from the rich and the Middle Class, as they do in Europe, to support their PEEP's, there is not enough wealth in the United States, even if they took it all, to cover the $100 Trillion plus in unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare, ObamaCare, Disability Benefits, Medicaid, Food Stamps, State and Federal Pensions and all the subsidies going to those on the dole.  So at some point the checks will have to stop.  

That is when all hell will break loose, since 100 million Americans have guns.   Certainly, when and if government breaks down, the Makers in society will act to protect themselves from rampaging Takers.  By the way, this is the real reason Socialists want to prohibit personal gun ownership.   We have seen this story before in history and there is no reason to believe it can't and won't happen in the United States.  It will probably lead to the dissolution of our country as Red States go their own way leaving Blue States to deal with all the Takers in our country.  

I know, I know, this is a pretty gloomy scenario; but given our National Debt with no end in sight, this former student and teacher of history sees no other possible path given the inability, or unwillingness of our elected officials to deal with the deficit spending that is bankrupting our country.   Why should we believe that the United States will not follow the path of Greece, or the old Soviet Union.