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Democrats defy logic and the public

At least we see people are starting to get it.  Unfortunately, the administration looks at polls and dismisses them.  They are undounted.  Let’s review:  Health care that will raise a family’s health insurance cost while at the same time requiring that coverage under penalty of prison is not welcome by the American public.  The administration and the leadership in Congress flip America the bird and push harder.  Global warming is revealed to be a hoax complete with intentionally destroyed data and explicit written evidence of number tampering.  Does the Administration pause and investigate?  No they defiantly press harder, seeking an international treaty that would crush what’s left of American industry, impose a global tax on Americans, then pour salt on U.S. industry by announcing CO² a hazardous waste to be regulated. Stand-by for the breathing tax, trust me it’s coming. Meanwhile unemployment remains in the double digits.  Does any of this create jobs for Americans?  Not really.

I’ll give Obama kudos, he does not craft his agenda by following polls.  President Clinton seemed obsessed, chasing  polls, however Obama seems obsessed by ideological fervor.  I’ve heard him called an empty suit and while I have not come to any solid conclusion on that, I doubt it.  I do believe he is a front man for greater powers, but I think he is completely in line with those who sponsor him.  He has a clear agenda to socialize America.  He was raised and mentored by communists, by his own admission he chose to associate himself with radicals and communist professors while in college, why then should it surprise anyone when his administrative agenda is aggressively socialist?

I’ll answer that.  I believe it is due to two things.  Continue reading

Can I recycle the last thirty years of my life?

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Previously on my blog, I detailed the apparent fraud which has been exposed by the release of some material from the East Anglia University’s Climate Research Unit in Britain.  (You can read that one here.) For some of you, this may come as startling news, since virtually none of the old guard media have made much of this story.  I guess you can file this in the same file with Van Jones and ACORN.  But if the global warming hoax is officially over, it’s time to take count of all the changes we’ve made and how that might affect the rest of our lives.

I was more than a little chagrined when I started to realize all the things we have done in the name of protecting the environment over the last thirty years.  Continue reading

What America Needs Now Is Job Creation

The Administration is using a faulty model

The Obama Administration can talk about saving jobs until they are blue in the face.  They can tell us they created a million new jobs – no wait, why not tell us it’s five million, it doesn’t matter what the number is.  As someone I admire once said, “Facts are stubborn things,”  10.2% vs. the promised 7.8%.  Phony job creation claims do not improve the unemployment numbers.  I don’t know about you, but I am nearly depressed every time I see the latest unemployment figures.  10.2% only counts those actively looking for work.  The situation is so desperate that many people are simply too depressed and despondent to continue looking.  They’re still unemployed but they are no longer counted in the official statistics.  Arriving at the true unemployment numbers can be a bit of an art rather than pure science.  According to the New York Times, true unemployment now stands at 17.5%, nearly a half percent higher than the previous record set in 1982.  And there is no sign the trend has reversed.  It will likely climb ever higher.

In the early 1980s the Reagan administration countered the Carter recession by encouraging new business.  New businesses hire new employees.  The Kauffman Foundation released a study Nov. 5th illustrating this fact.  The study shows that since 2007, two-thirds of all new jobs were created by companies less than five years old.  Contrary to current Washington thinking, these jobs are not public sector jobs, temporary jobs, or welfare entitlements.  Job creation that benefits the nation comes from companies employing people with the express purpose of making money for themselves and their employees.  Making money motivates job creation.  Imagine that!

A maxim that accurately defines the federal government’s role in managing the economy is, if you want to discourage a behavior tax it, if you want to encourage a behavior offer a tax credit.  Instead we have a government that adheres to another maxim, “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Or more accurately, nationalize it.

The economy has stopped moving and all we see is from our huge stimulus package are temporary jobs and a continuing rise in unemployment.  Big established companies are receiving billions in bailout money and for what?  Are they hiring?  Are they even maintaining their employees?  No they are only continuing to be mismanaged by overpaid and persecuted CEO’s, corrupt boards, and now, meddling Czars.  It would have done more good to have evenly divided that money between all the unemployed people and sent out checks.  At least some mortgages and car payments would have been paid.

New ventures, small new ventures, are the fuel for the economic engine.  Washington, OBAMA, yo, how about encouraging new business?  Maybe even a bit of protection against foreign threats, definitely low interest loans to start-ups, decrease business taxes, and enact tax credits for companies hiring new employees.  This phoney job creation has to end.  If you don’t want to preside over the Second Great Depression, do something constructive, something that grows jobs and rebuilds the economy.  Stop pursuing new government bureaucracies that only suck more money out of the economy.  Stop seeking more government control that only inhibits the economy.  Do not engage in any action that would slow or stop economic productivity.  Be a positive factor in the economy by protecting and encouraging growth and new business ventures.

Mr. President, look at your models, then look at the actual economy since you took office.  Are your models accurate?  Are they within an acceptable margin of error?  If the answer is no, then you must reject those models and embrace new ones.  Partisan politics are what got us here and you continue to play that game.  We, the people, are sick of it.  You promised change.  We voted for positive change and have only received radical negative change.  You seem more concerned about political ideology than actually helping people find employment.  Employed people pay taxes, unemployed people consume tax revenues.  Want to increase revenues for the government?  Encourage new business, encourage real job creation in the private sector.

It is not working and you must change.  As for those in Congress, your days are numbered.  Change or be changed.  Government cannot create jobs, but they can create an environment conducive to job creation.

David Hamilton, Another Radical Labeled Moderate

hamiltonLast April President Obama nominated Judge David Hamilton to the 7th Circuit.  Most Americans simply are not interested, however, as Justice Sonia Sotomayor pointed once out, “[The] Court of Appeals is where policy is made.”  Today Harry Reid is pushing to seal his confirmation.  But should he be confirmed?

If you listen to the main stream media Hamilton is a “moderate.”  What could be better than a moderate?  Moderates should be people politically neutral, not too far left, not too far right.  My impression is that moderates sometimes swing left and sometime right.  But apparently in the new Obama world I would be wrong.  A new moderate is some who swings from extreme left to far left.

I know Media Matters, the left-wing apologists, have defended Hamilton and his “moderate” position, however, I’d just like to throw out a few quick points and back them up.  (Click the case name for a brief.)

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Republicans Offer Health Care Americans Want

Reprint:  Author, John Boehner

Publication:  The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Republicans are offering a step-by-step, common-sense approach to health care reform – an altogether better solution than the 2,032-page government takeover of health care being pushed through Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

We’ve introduced a bill to lower costs, and increased access to high-quality care – a bill the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed will lower premiums by up to 10 percent, without imposing tax increases on families and small businesses.

News Conference "To Make A Healthcare 'House Call On Washington"

As Ohio and other states across the nation continue to struggle with joblessness, rising costs of living and skyrocketing health care costs, our plan offers real relief.

In fact, the House Ways and Means Committee has determined that under the Republican plan, premiums for families will be nearly $5,000 lower than the cheapest plan in the Democrats’ government-run proposal.

Not only does the Republican plan lower health care costs, but it also expands access to quality care at a price our country can afford, and tackles the problems in our health care system that have contributed to the crisis we face today.

Specifically, our bill includes common-sense solutions to:

• Guarantee that all Americans – regardless of pre-existing conditions and past illnesses – have access to the care they need at affordable prices by creating Universal Access Programs that expand and reform high-risk pools and reinsurance programs.

• Encourage competition – which is key to lowering prices and increasing quality of care – by allowing Americans to shop for coverage from coast to coast and permitting Americans living in one state to purchase insurance in another.

• Empower small businesses to pool together and offer health care at lower prices, just as corporations and labor unions do. • Reward innovation by providing incentive payments to states that reduce premiums and the number of uninsured.

• Help end costly junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order, not because they think it is good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.

These are just a few highlights of our bill. To learn more about the responsible, common-sense solutions in the Republican plan and read the entire bill, visit healthcare.gop.gov.

House GOP Leaders Hold Press Conference On Health Care Reform

Clearly, our bill offers a stark contrast to Pelosi’s health care plan. Pelosi’s bill represents bureaucracy designed to centralize health care decision-making in Washington at the expense of patients and doctors.

It will create dozens of boards, bureaus and commissions in charge of coming up with new regulations and red tape that will inevitably make health care in this country more expensive.

And despite costing $1.3 trillion, it will push billions more in costs over to already cash-strapped states like Ohio, where our governor is already struggling to fill an estimated $850 million state budget hole.

Enough is enough. Americans are fed up. The trillion-dollar “stimulus” isn’t working. Unemployment is rising. The debt to be paid by our kids and grandkids is exploding.

As members of the House of Representatives prepare to take a vote on a health care bill as early as today, they must make a decision:

They can vote for Pelosi’s bill that will raise premiums, increase taxes and cut Medicare benefits for seniors, or they can support the Republican plan that makes health care more affordable and accessible for our families.

The American people have made it clear where they stand. It is time for members of Congress to show they are listening.

Obama Refuses to Commemorate Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Newt Gingrich has voiced his criticism of President Obama’s decision not to attend next week’s 20th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Gingrich calls the decision, “a tragedy.”  I call it a travesty.  The difference is significant.  Defining synonyms are “calamity” and “misfortune.” Tragedy implies a random event that has wrought destruction.  No, this is an outrage, a travesty.  The Cambridge online dictionary defines a travesty as “something which fails to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent, in a way that is shocking or offensive.”  The President’s refusal to attend the commemoration is both shocking and offensive.  Furthermore, Obama is fails to represent the values and qualities that are the United States of America.

President Obama Speaks In The Rose Garden

Why should this surprise anyone?  Obama lives in an upside down world, where good is bad and bad is good.  Where democracy and freedom are disrespected and the high calling is government control of the individual.  Capitalism is scorned and despised.  Communism and dictatorships appear to be admired.  Simply recall the Obama response to the Honduran coup, its relationship with Venezuela, Cuba…  Now contrast that to the way they snubbed Britain’s Brown, the Queen (an ipod filled with Obama speeches for an old woman), and his condemnation of Israel.  Now Germany gets snubbed.  Naturally, they have been a loyal ally for decades.

So is it any wonder he refuses to attend a commemoration of the seminal moment for freedom in the 20th century?  No, for Mr. Obama the fall of the wall represents a tragic moment for socialism and communism.  It represents the failure of government totalitarian control over industry and the socialist business model overall.  So, rather than attend a celebration a quarter of the way around the world, it is understandable that the President would prefer to mourn quietly back in Washington.  After all, he is rebuilding the former glory that once was the Soviet bloc right here.  Why would he want to spoil that euphoria by remembering the last time it ended in spectacular failure.

I’m sorry.  I wanted to like Obama.  Seriously.  Not because of any latent liberalism but because I was hoping he’d rule from the center.  I would still have found plenty to disagree with, but what we have now may spell disaster.  We have our first Socialist President.  We have our first Post-American President.  Post-Freedom, Post-Capitalism.  Post-Pro-Democracy.  With each passing decision, the President moves farther and farther to the left. If you believe the lame excuse provided through the equally lame Press Secretary you are one of the ignorant soon-to-be peasant masses. Too busy to attend an event commemorating the singular most pivotal event of the second half of the 20th century.

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”
— Thomas Sowell

If you are an Obama supporter you really should do some soul-searching. Examine what motivates you to cheer Obama and his arrogant Congress.  Is it simply Capitalism you hate?  Do you really believe the government can run industry better than the free market?  Or are you simply ignorant?  Do you seriously believe only the wealthiest Americans will pay for all the socialist programs being pushed on us today?  If we completely plundered the entire income of the top 2% we could not cover the expenses this government wants to undertake. If these are not your motives or your delusions you need to wake up and smell the garbage being delivered to your front door.  Or maybe you’re like this person:

The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read.  The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think.  The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.— Thomas Sowell (In this example, we’re talking about Janie.)

Today’s Unconscionable Government Actions

I found this column in today’s Examiner.com. It is written by Anthony G. Martin, who also blogs at Liberty Sphere.  He covers the material well and paints a picture of the extreme arrogance we are dealing with.

However, we must remember the Democrats, led by Pelosi, Reid, and Obama, know their window of opportunity is closing.  In about a year that window will be closed as Republicans and conservative will sweep away their temporary super-majority.  If anything last Tuesday’s repudiation encourages them rather than chastens them.  It encourages them to move with a sense of urgency knowing they must act before the public can throw them out.  Why, you may be asking?  Because a sweeping take-over of health care give Democrats power.  The more people latched onto the government tit they more people are beholden to the Democrats.  They are enslaving the American people while the idiot masses gladly extend their hands for a bit more money, never suspecting it is they who are paying for it.  In more ways than they realize.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Unconscionable.

That is the only word one can find that adequately describes the actions of an extremist U.S. government barely 2 days out from a clear repudiation by the voters.

Unconscionable.  A most startling word that denotes the lack of a conscience.

There is no other way to suitably or more accurately describe the actions of the U.S.Congress today, initiated by the Democratic leadership, even as hundreds if not thousands of conservatives descended upon Washington in a Capitol Building protest led by Rep. Michelle Bachmann.

Bachmann’s plan included a rally on the Capitol steps to decry the push by Nancy Pelosi and other extremists to shove government-run healthcare down the throats of the American people, followed by a citizen-led person-to-person campaign as the protesters seek out and talk to their own Representatives face-to-face.

These stalwart Patriots arrived in Washington just in the nick of time, it would appear.

Reuters reports that a Senate panel led by California Leftist Barbara Boxer approved a ‘climate change’ measure over the objections of the GOP, which boycotted the vote en mass. The bill essentially cripples the oil, coal,and gas industries by mandating ‘carbon emissions’ restrictions that would have the effect of hampering the ability of Americans to say warm, cool, and drive to work…you know, that little thing we call ‘LIVING.’

Unconscionable.

Bloomberg is reporting that despite the voice of the citizens in repudiating ObamaCare and other Obama initiatives in Tuesday’s vote, the Democratic leadership in the House is proceeding with plans for a vote on the massive 2-trillion-dollar government takeover of healthcare. The vote could come as early as tomorrow or Saturday.

Unconscionable.

And then, in perhaps the most outrageous action of all, the U.S. Senate, led by Leftist extremists such as Harry Reid, John Kerry, Chris Dodd, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, and Chuck Schumer, voted to BLOCK a simple question from being asked on the upcoming U.S. Census.

That question? ‘Are you a U.S. citizen?’

Unconscionable.

The whole purpose of the census is to discover how many CITIZENS we have in the U.S. for the purpose of setting House district boundaries, the number of representatives allowed to the states, as well as billions of dollars in federal money.

When illegal aliens are included in the mix, which the Democrats wish to do, an unfair advantage is created in favor of those states that have the most illegals–states such as California.

Such a thing is not only unconstitutional but criminal.

Since law enforcement won’t do that job in holding our elected officials accountable to the law and the Constitution, is it time for ordinary citizens to place these enemies of the rule of law under ‘citizens’ arrest?’

No one is above the law, and extremist illegal measures implemented by elected officials should be met by extreme action on the part of the citizens.

This is a clear attack on our liberties. And, as Barry Goldwater is famous for saying, ‘Let me remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.’

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