Apr 28, 2010

How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens

Mexican president Felipe Calderón has accused Arizona of opening the door “to intolerance, hate, discrimination, and abuse in law enforcement.” The National Council of La Raza, Al Sharpton, Catholic bishops, and their grievance-mongering followers are all crying injustice and racism by Americans who want to uphold existing LAW.

But Arizona has nothing on Mexico when it comes to cracking down on illegal aliens. While open-borders activists decry the new enforcement measures signed into law in the great State of Arizona last week, they should be reminded of the unapologetical restrictionist policies of our neighbors to the south.

The Arizona law bans sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws, stiffens penalties against illegal-alien day laborers and their employers, makes it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to complete and carry an alien-registration document, and allows the police to arrest immigrants unable to show documents proving they are in the U.S. legally.

Let's take a look at the the regulations and restrictions imposed by Mexico on foreigners:

* The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?

* If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam, and prove they can provide their own health care.

* Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners may be kicked out of the country without due process and the endless bites at the litigation apple that illegal aliens are afforded in our country (see, for example, President Obama’s illegal-alien aunt — a fugitive from deportation for eight years who is awaiting a second decision on her previously rejected asylum claim).

* Law-enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal-alien arrests and deportations. The Mexican military is also required to assist in immigration-enforcement operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens’ arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.

* Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign nationals. A National Population Registry tracks and verifies the identity of every member of the population, who must carry a citizens’ identity card. Visitors who do not possess proper documents and identification are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.

If America was to enforce the same laws that Mexico imposes on illegals coming into their country, we wouldn't have this problem. Instead we have open-borders protesters marching freely at the Capitol building in Arizona, comparing Republican governor Jan Brewer to Hitler, waving Mexican flags, advocating that demonstrators “smash the state,” and holding signs that proclaimed “No human is illegal” and “We have rights.” This mindset smacks of entitlement and invasion....not the grateful safe-harbor attitude of our ancestors and immigrants of today who come in the front door.

I hope when they head home via "self-deporting" as opposed to legal deportation, that they ban together and protest their own government. They have had a taste of what they want, freedom and prosperity.... so I say, protest and get active to clear out the corrupt Mexican Government and the drug lords and take back your own Country! I am sure that Americans will back you, because yes, you do have Rights, Mexican Rights!

Apr 25, 2010

Pay Attention to Agriculture!

The AG community is becoming more and more alarmed at the potential impact of Cap and Trade on not only the COST of food, but also its AVAILABILITY!

Food prices jumped by 2.4 percent in March, the most since January 1984. Vegetable prices soared by more than 49 percent, the most in 15 years. Gasoline prices rose 2.1 percent, the department said, the fifth rise in six months.
In the past year, wholesale prices are up 6 percent, with much of that increase driven by higher oil prices.

NO ONE in the news media, Fox News included, is talking about this!

The "Indirect Land Use" provision of the house-passed Cap and Trade bill will, by itself, transform up to 59 million acres of cropland back into forest. This is about 14.5% of US cropland, according to the USDA. This will reduce crop acreage and increase food prices. And that's just a small part of the bill!

As progressives intentionally increase the cost of oil-based fuel, it will have potentially devastating impacts on food prices and food production. One of the leading agriculture analysts in the country said that the US will be "transformed" from the world's largest exporter of ag products into a net food IMPORTER! That's amazing, because for generations, America has been the breadbasket to the world.

The average American farm is about 10 times more productive than the farms throughout the rest of the world. The main reason for this is cheap, abundant availability of crude oil. Farm machinery runs mostly on diesel fuel. If that fuel is too costly -- or UNAVAILABLE -- then food production would plummet and we could see shortages, rationing, or worse! Imagine the civil unrest if that were to occur!

Nearly 90% of American farms are still owned by families. If they couldn't get -- or couldn't afford -- to buy fuel for farm tractors and combines, food production would be devastated in a single season. Farm machinery tills the soil, plants the seeds, fertilizes the plants, and harvests the product. Machinery produces hay and feeds livestock. As the prices of these commodities rise, or their availability is curtailed, the price of food is directly affected. It's possible that we could see for even the 'availability' of food to be affected.

It seems unimaginable that we could ever see a famine in North America. But people need to know that the potential is there if energy costs skyrocket or there are shortages. Americans have no idea how dependent they are on cheap food prices and the cheap, abundant energy that makes that food supply available!

4/26 In the NEWS Today:
Some of the startling food price increases on a year-over-year basis include, fresh and dry vegetables up 56.1%, fresh fruits and melons up 28.8%, eggs for fresh use up 33.6%, pork up 19.1%, beef and veal up 10.7% and dairy products up 9.7%. On October 30th, 2009, NIA predicted that inflation would appear next in food and agriculture, but we never anticipated that it would spiral so far out of control this quickly...

Apr 22, 2010

Will the VAT Lady Sing?

President Obama's press secretary considers the idea that the president is considering giving some consideration to the idea of a value added tax to be completely inconsiderable. Another White House flack considers the whole thing beyond consideration, From AP's Charles Babington:

For days, White House spokesmen have said the president has not proposed and is not considering a VAT.

"I think I directly answered this the other day by saying that it wasn't something that the president had under consideration", White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters shortly before Obama spoke with CNBC.

After the interview, White House deputy communications director Jen Psaki said nothing has changed and the White House is "not considering" a VAT.

Now consider this considerably more considerate comment from the President, who told CNBC he considers the VAT a considerable idea:

When asked if he could see a potential VAT in this nation, the president said: "I know that there's been a lot of talk around town lately about the value-added tax. That is something that has worked for some countries. It's something that would be novel for the United States."

"And before, you know, I start saying 'this makes sense or that makes sense,' I want to get a better picture of what our options are," Obama said.

He said his first priority "is to figure out how can we reduce wasteful spending so that, you know, we have a baseline of the core services that we need and the government should provide. And then we decide how do we pay for that."

So which is it?
I would hope 'a better picture' would mean a study or think-tank at least...hell they spend millions to study frogs, why not have it fully researced by the best in economics to do a study of VAT vs. Flat Tax. This would be a MAJOR path and change in America! We can't have a president who is wishey-washey and playing monopoly with our futures!

Apr 21, 2010

Better Get Prepared!

You hear that comment more and more these days. When you watch the different guest speakers and even the show hosts themselves tell of different events in the news and actions of the progressives in Washington, they all say, "You need to get prepared, people."

Many might think this means to 'get your Head wrapped around the concept' that things are going to get bad before they get better....
I think that means alot more and they just don't want to say 'get ready for the worst!' When the worst happens, nobody is going to come to your rescue.

We are at peak crisis in America. They say we can go one way or another, back to the Founders or toward Socialism and where the progressives want us to go. Either way, it can't happen fast enough. Before either happens, America as we know it, will be CHANGED. There's just not enough time. If Conservatives were in full control right now, there's still not enough time to make the changes necessary to ward off the damages made to the economy, the weakness in world image, the US Debt. The BIG moves that would need to be made TODAY, not even good conservatives are going to be in any big hurry to do. It will take fortitude and fierce drive to abandon past ways and formulate the shift in downsizing our government. And WE people need to be of the disposition and charactor, that no matter how HARD, we can adjust to the transposition that needs to occur.

We need a big Do-Over. We need a collapse of our own controlled recipe and not the 'other kind'. All government strangleholds need to be lifted. All government programs need to cease. Government payroll needs to be shut off. State governments collect set % taxes and the IRS collects only 10% flat federal tax...period. Military is their only priority. No Social Security, no Welfare, no Medicade/care, no subsidy to any entity, no Unions, no EPA,USDA,FDIC,HHS,etc. All political candidates get equal time and funds, No campaign contributions or pensions...candidates run on their word and actions, and they run for office out of duty and principals, not for the pension or to make a career of it. When they make
huge revisions, they will need to be strong enough to shed the ridicule and whining, because there is sure to be some. We will need to do many HARD things, make the sacrifices needed, and adapt. We are a resilient strong people and as true American patriots, we can make it.

Why should you care if you prepare and what to do first?

When you are properly prepared, you will not be a victim of any Future Event, but easily adjust & survive it. Get Proactive in your own immediate world. When I am asked what to do first to get prepared, I say food and water is priority #1. Sounds simple right? Well, it is right now. Grocery stores still have stocked shelves and the dollar is still stong. Without food and water you die and it won't matter that you still have unpaid bills. Being debt-free is a good goal, but not at the expense of begging your neighbors to feed your children. When you stock up before an event, it is not hoarding, it is just smart. Doing it later will be dangerous. No one will be coming to help you, not fema nor red-cross, not nobody. Invest in food, the best insurance that you could ever need. People send thousands off in an envelopes every month to protect against an event that might never happen, so why not invest in a policy you can bring home and keep in the basement should you need it now or later? Insurance; car/life/health/home, will not be any good and will not matter much if you are dead from starvation.

Scary times are here, so when you hear the media say 'get prepared people', this is what they are really talking about. Do NOT wait. When you are properly prepared, you will not fear, it’s as simple as that!

Definition of a Prepper:
Prepper (noun): An individual that prepares in advance of or prior to any change in normal circumstances, to be without reliance on other persons or outside resources (govt.), in order to minimize the effects of change on their current lifestyle.

Obama wants to Nullify a Portion of Article One of the United States Constitution

President Obama made yet another power grab in a largely overlooked statement issued by the White House Friday. He is attempting to nullify a portion of Article One of the United States Constitution.

Following unsuccessful attempts by the Clinton Administration in the 1990’s, Obama threw his support behind ‘statehood representation’ in Congress for the District of Columbia. (might just be the deal with Bill doing Obama's bitchslapping anti-tea party speech)

The problem is the Constitutional spells out that the District of Columbia (or the seat of the national government) is to be carved out as a place for government without official representation in congress. Article One of the United States Constitution provides for a federal district, distinct from the states, to serve as the permanent national capital. It was never intended to be given ‘statehood’ status nor recognized as such.

District of Columbia voters historically vote about 85-to-90% Democratic thus such action would give Democrats a lock on two new Senate seats and one radical House member.

Earlier attempts by liberal Democrats to nullify the Constitution were beaten back by members of Congress and legal scholars.

Conservative Republicans in the 1990’s suggested the land now known as the District of Columbia be ceded back to the State of Maryland and thus residents would have full voting rights. Democrats balked at this common sense solution because they knew it would not add to their votes in the Senate and House. They NEED those extra seats. Seats they shouldn't have in the first place. The original 100 square mile territory designated for the national capital was acquired from both Maryland and Virginia. Voters within the territory could vote within the respective previous states divided by the Potomac River.

Sadly, like so much else radical leftist do, the only consideration is political power. This President’s brazen attempt to discard the Constitution in other areas (such as government owned banks and auto companies) and the totally fraudulent Obama Care legislation is bad enough.

I don't know about you, but this attempt to provide ‘statehood’ to the District of Columbia through legislation is pure politics and radical. Speaker Pelosi will get the bill when Congress reconvenes and the pressure will be on by the left wing media and White House to get it done. If they get it done, it's just a matter of time before they tweek and add a few other changes to the Constitution.

Apr 19, 2010

Gangster Government

X- Who Cares anymore...Mr. Clinton pointed to remarks like those made by Representative Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican, who when speaking at a Tea Party rally in Washington characterized the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as "the gangster government."

"They are not gangsters," Mr. Clinton said. "They were elected. They are not doing anything they were not elected to do."

By the way; A gangster government is one that rules it's constituents without representing their constituents. 65-70% of polled Americans, didn't want the passage of healthcare reform in it's current form.
Thus, it was done, "gangsta style"!

Look at the Progressives attempts to rewrite history here! Timothy McVeigh lashed out against the Government partially in retaliation for the Waco siege. He held many of the same beliefs about Waco as then Attorney General Janet Reno(d), current reps. Sen. Charles E. Schumer(d) and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee(d). Also he was pissed about Ronald Reagan/George Bush's U.S foreign policy during the 80's - 90's.

Here is a op-ed Timothy McVeigh wrote to a news paper (he wrote many):
“Maybe we have to combine ideologies to achieve the perfect utopian government. Should only the rich be allowed to live longer? Should only the wealthy be aloud healthcare? Does that say that because a person is poor he is a lesser human being and doesn't deserve to live as long, because he doesn't wear a tie to work?”

WOW, did he ever sound like the run of the mill Democrat Representative very recently. The TEA Party is SOO against "health care reform". Does this make health care reform supporters, also supporters of Timothy McVeigh?
Probably not, but jackasses like Bill Clinton could spin it that way.

Anyhow; you want to see ties to a unrepentant terrorist like McVeigh to Someone in our current government?
Google: "Obama and Bill Ayers"

President Obama Ordered Social Security Not To Talk

During a Congressional hearing, Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue said he is not allowed to talk about Social Security solvency issues, as per “explicit instructions from the President.” All questions about solvency are supposed to go to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

To put things in perspective, 3 percetange points of payroll tax is equal to about 20% of the current tax. So eliminating the deficit shown above would require a 20% higher payroll tax on the working population.

Mr. Astrue was asked by Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and at least one other member of the committee about solvency. Astrue repeatedly answered that he was under instructions from the President not to discuss the Social Security solvency issue. He wasn’t even allowed to offer his opinion.

Have you ever heard this phrase: Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil? That’s what the Obama Administration is hoping the rest of us will do.
Just some more of that 'sit-down and shut-up' we have been getting...stinks like tyranny to me. (or cover-up)

Apr 17, 2010

Obama drops 9 points in 3 Days

President Obama drops to -17 in the Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index. This is a nine point drop in three days.

So what has happened in the last 3 days? Could it be the recent Tea Parties that presented no negitive 'n' words and spitting? Could it be another progressive Ex-President coming to his defense by ripping conservative Americans of both parties? Could it be his attitude over Nuclear Disarmament? Could it be the TAX info coming out that reflects the despiration of the economy and just how clueless the Obama administration really is.......and that's just 4 possibles. More likely than not, it's just more people are willing to admit how they feel they have been duped.


The political debate about the "new'' Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia have come words I haven't heard since the 1980s: "appease," "capitulation,'' "weakness," "squander," "naïve."

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meet in Prague, but the nuclear standoff between Washington and the Kremlin, once celebrated as the MAD Doctrine (mutual assured destruction) of joint suicide, lives on. We still maintain missiles meant for them, they have missiles meant for us, only difference is they want to lessen the numbers.

Unnoticed by most people, 450 Minuteman III missiles are humming away in their silos, ready to receive their last-minute pre-programmed target coordinates and the launch order. At sea, black-hulled submarines are outfitted with 288 missiles carrying more than 1,000 nuclear warheads. And stored in hardened shelters in the United States are 550 thermonuclear bombs designed to be carried on B-52 bombers.

It used to be the United States could hold at bay its primary enemy, the Soviet Union, with a robust arsenal of nuclear weapons. Conventional military forces -- planes, tanks, infantry -- were a lower budget priority. Since the early 1990s, though, conventional forces have been much more in demand, from Iraq,Afghanistan to Haiti and the Korean peninsula.

In this un-Cold War-like world, Defense Secretary Robert Gates (who watched over Minuteman missiles himself in the 1960s as a young Air Force lieutenant) said last week, the new START treaty "strengthens nuclear stability'' by reducing arsenals on both sides and by providing "effective verification.'' A smaller U.S. nuclear force will easily be able to hold potential enemies at threat and "reassure more than two dozen allies and partners who rely on our nuclear umbrella for their security,'' he told reporters at the White House.
Stability? Less is More? Ask Poland how that looks to them right now.

But "the biggest problem of all" with the treaty is that it's a product of President Obama's fixation with "devaluing nuclear weapons" and ridding the world of them. Obama, is "condemning the nation to unilateral disarmament." Our Nation, that is. And could a President with this attitude be trusted to "carry the football" and give the codes, if and when needed? I don't think it fits his idealogy. He's working on the slow plan of the demise of the USA, but given the chance, a quick distruction works too.

The US and Russia can make as many deals as they want...they are not the only players in the game. It's like two old boys who have been going to the gun range with the same old guns for years. They bring two boxes of ammo each, shoot the same targets and they know what the other guy is capable of, so they decide to only bring 1 box to the range from now on. Then comes more players (China,Iran,N Korea)and they have new guns, different targets and are very unpredictable with unknown capability. Shouldn't the old boys gear up for all the new targets and start bringing two boxes, maybe more, so they can remain top shooters even with the old equipment? Better yet, upgrade? If 'uncertainty and distrust' of the new players is the factor and you can't stop them, why would you lessen and weaken your resources?

Apr 16, 2010

Tea Party - One Year Down - more to come!

Today marked the anniversary of the coming of age of the Tea Party movement – a movement which has quickly established itself as America's last line of defense against those who would try to redefine what it means to be American. On April 15, 2009, a collection of American patriots marched in the massive Tax Day Tea Party, pledging to fight to take our country back.

One year later, we have fought, we have educated, and we have won our voice, but there is much to be done. Progressivism, while weakened, marches on, spilling enough red ink to turn all of America red. Our Peter Pan complex of a President, still in pursuit of the socialist Neverland his cronies dream of, seems determined to follow the second star to the Left, and straight on til morning. He is prepared to do so in the teeth of the American people, and we must stop him at the ballot box, seeing as he lacks a sufficient sense of decency to stop himself.

This means that now, more than ever, we need your support – not just at protests, rallies and other events (though these are essential), but at the electoral level. The political class in Washington is praying with everything they’ve got that we will “go Perot” and fizzle out like a prairie fire. The only thing that can stop them from getting their wish is for Tea Party-backed candidates to get elected, and effect the change we all want so badly to see.

And make no mistake, we face the opportunity for monumental change: perhaps for the first time in history, we will have the chance to overturn a major piece of social legislation, and show Washington that we have no need of its extreme spending. God Bless the Tea Party Patriots and all of you who support them! – we know that the Tea Party movement is too important, too transformational, and too revolutionary to fail.
Thank-you for this kind of Hope & Change!

And please keep fighting for our once and future Republic.

Apr 10, 2010

Poland is not a “team player” in the New World Order

Poland’s Leaders Move to Weaken Currency and have been dragging feet in adopting the euro and joining the European Union, Then Die in Plane Crash

There’s no telling if the two events are connected, but their timing is mighty interesting.

The Polish government and the National Bank of Poland, in a “rare moment of unity,” agree to weaken Poland’s currency, the zloty, in an act that would benefit Poland’s exporters at the expense of Poland’s trading partners—that is, the European Union, among others. Then, the next day, Poland’s president and the president of its national bank die in a plane crash.

From the Wall Street Journal in an item dated April 9, 2010:

In one of those rare moments of unity, the National Bank of Poland and the Polish government agreed on the need to weaken the Polish zloty, which over recent weeks has rebounded close to its pre-crisis strength. The currency’s strength is now seen a possible threat to economic recovery. After several verbal interventions over the past few days, the central bank intervened with real money Friday, for the first time in more than a decade.

The bank followed through on its Thursday warnings that it is “technologically and psychologically” prepared to enter the currency market to prevent “excessive strengthening of the zloty.” Government officials also said earlier this week that the “strong zloty” is damaging growth and, after Friday’s intervention, said they fully back the central bank’s move.

In moving to weaken the zloty, Poland’s leadership was placing the interests of the people of Poland ahead of the interests of the European collective known as the European Union.

Then, the next day, the president of Poland dies in a plane crash along with numerous other top leaders, including the president of the National Bank. The crash wiped out almost half of Poland's leadership.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been killed after their plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia.
The Army chief of staff, Gen. Franciszek Gagor, National Bank President Slawomir Skrzypek and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer were on the passenger list.

Poland has been dragging its feet in adopting the euro and joining the European Union, having pushed back its target date for doing so until 2015. Here in the U.S., we might say that Poland is not a “team player.” In the New World Order, bad things tend to happen to leaders who aren’t team players.

Apr 9, 2010

Mandatory Succession: Tossing failed states out of the Union

We don't need no stinking civil war, no treason trials or impeachment hearings to stop the progressive wave. Elections are not enough or soon enough. It may be high time to think the ‘unthinkable’ – that of downsizing our country into a more conservative, efficient, and Constitutionally-based nation of decent, hardworking, and patriotic Americans. There...I said it!

With only the approval of thirty-eight states – we can amend the Constitution of the United States. What this means is that we can toss out those states that are bankrupt – morally and financially – and save our “One Nation under God” by divesting ourselves of, say, California, New York, Oregon, Illinois, Wisconsin, and just about any other state that is broke and whose progressive slant is destroying our nation. And let's not forget: the District of Colombia. We can call for immediate elections with 60 day campaigns, meanwhile letting the States govern themselves under peaceful martial law of sorts, until a new constitutional Judicial, Legislative and Executive branches of These United States as opposed to singularly known as The United States, is seated.

Think of it folks. Do we really need California to pull our nation down? Is not tossing out Washington, D.C. a much more effective way of getting rid of all politicians en masse? Wouldn’t you just love to slice off the Progressive treehugging left coast and the blue-blooded North East? To stop this, the progressives would need to muster thirteen states to come to their rescue and I bet that they cannot come up with more than six or seven – tops. We the People can finally take our rightful – and responsible – place in the books of American history. We would be laying down the law that it is NOT alright to put your State in fiscal jeapardy by imposing radical progressive junk laws and taxes, then expect the rest of the responsible States to come to the rescue. No State is too BIG to fail either.

The most important part of this is that it is completely Constitutional unlike Obama buying General Motors on our credit or ramming nationalized healthcare down our throats. If we can add states, we can certainly remove them through a simple addendum to our Constitution. Who could stop us? Nancy Pelosi? Her state would be the first one tossed into the shitter. President Obama? Before his teleprompter queued the next sequence, he would be the sitting president of the progressive junkyard, trying his damndest to tax the few supporters he had left. His world would quickly die under social justice, endorsing abortions and social medicine, and allowing Islamic terrorists to run free.

Our nation “Of the people, by the people, and for the people” refounded upon “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” would become the beacon of Freedom as the rest of the worlds leaders will realize that we have finally decided to do something about our future. The Gulf and the Rockies (and Alaska) certainly have enough natural resources to fuel our growth. We would disband the EPA, the IRS, HHS, Dept of worthless Homeland Security, the FDA and our ties to the UN and most foreign treaties ...just to name a few. Every industry will set their own guidelines and mandates to be approved before Congress. Unions will be abolished. Banks will be localized. We would fully back our US Militaries home and abroad to step up our security. The Federal Reserve would be history.

We can finally possess a nation where all citizens are free to work, succeed and prosper, have a right to defend their families and properties, and no longer need to pay personal income taxes. If this leaner, meaner (to terrorists) nation sounds a bit familiar, it is because this is precisely the country that existed before progressives screwed the pooch. Wouldn’t it be nice to give them what they have coming to them?

(footnote: In Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, there are political groups that seek independence from the United States and Canada and hope to form the Republic of Cascadia.)

Apr 3, 2010

OBAMA'S KATRINA...showing his stuff!

The 100 year Flood in New England(Worst Flooding in 200 Yrs), with displacement of people and the destruction of infrastructure,homes and businesses is as unexpected devastating as Katrina, but where's FEMA??

And where's the LameStream Media with all the unfair retoric on the blindeye the President is giving this? He overflew the disaster area (one of the main charges about what Bush did during the Katrina disaster) and what is his Fema administrator doing? Basking in the sunny glow of Orlando, Florida. So where is the uproar from the left?

More attention and compassion has been shown foreigners in Haiti...please, these are middleclass Americans! Where's the rallying cry to send donations? Do only the minorities in the slums and prior flood-riddled locations like New Orleans get our full attention? Just like the floods in Iowa, where the people and farmers had the gumption to adjust and make the best of a bad situation, does NOT mean they should not get our full humanitarian effort. A 'peoples' ecomomic status should not dictate the resources of our government to step in and give aide. Do ONLY the helpless,weak and poor have the 'back' of our government or is the government suppose to be 'blind' and fair when it comes to it's citizens? Hope and Change, but only for a certain 'class'?

Get used to this folks – this is that fundamental change that Obama kept promising. We see more and more examples of taking from the Haves to give to the Havenots and this is just a blatent in your face showing of the balance not being dealt and the kinds of disasters and dispair that will be ignored by not just the left press, but by the President himself. The worst part is that even though this country was warned, people thought it was just fear mongering. Get yourself prepared people, no matter where you live. If any devastation or big event happens to you and yours, you cannot count on anyone to come to your aide. We now know the blindeye will not be watching or caring.

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives!

Apr 2, 2010

The Hidden Untapped Source of Revenue in ObamaCare

Right off the bat this week, the news on healthcare reform is that, the major corporations are discovering they will be losing stunning amounts to taxes as a result of Obamacare.

Caterpillar, the first to speak out before the vote, reported it will take a one-time write-down of $100 million in order to account for the elimination of a federal tax refund it has been receiving for providing drug benefits to its retired employees.

In the following days, AT&T, Verizon, 3M, Deer & Co., and AK Steel Holdings announced they would take similar write downs. AT&T's new tax bill will come to over $1 billion. The news is a body blow to major companies hoping to recover profitability and add jobs.

If all this sounds familiar, it should. It is exactly what Republicans predicted would happen if Obamacare became law. If existing employee benefits were taxed or made more expensive, the GOP argued, employers would either have to absorb the loss or start pushing their employees into whatever "government option" became available.

When the Bush Administration adopted Medicare Part D in 2003, companies threatened to do just that, dropping their coverage and letting retirees buy into the federal program. The government offered a tax refund of about $650 per retiree in order to keep Part D costs down. Now the Obama Administration has decided to eliminate the tax refund in order to pay for the larger entitlements in the new bill.

The complaints were too much for Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He demanded that CEOs from the major companies appear before him on April 21 to explain just what's going on. "These assertions appear to conflict with independent analyses," said the chairman, "which show that the new law will expand coverage and bring down costs."
"When I use a word, it means exactly what I want it to mean, no more, no less," says Humpty-Dumpty in Alice and Wonderland. "When we pass a law, it will do exactly what we want it to do," say the Democrats in Congress. Never mind economics, never mind common sense. "Our analysis said premiums should go down, not up!" That will bring a call for federal price controls. This melodrama is already being played out in Massachusetts, where an identical reform has produced the highest insurance rates in the country. At some point here, the voice of Rep. Dennis Kucinich will begin to echo through the land: "Why not just turn the whole thing over to the federal government?"

This is typical of Washington -- too many lawyers, too few people who understand business or energy or insurance or medicine or whatever the government has decided to regulate.

But I would add one caveat to all this. Take another look at those Caterpillar/AT&T/3M numbers. Caterpillar's $100 million represents only one small portion of the health benefits the company is now conveying to its retired employees. Imagine the value of all the health benefits passing to all its employees, working and retired. It obviously exceeds $1 billion. And that's just one company.

What the Caterpillar/AT&T/3M numbers reveal is that employee healthcare benefits have become a huge 'underground economy' operating outside the conventional system. Remember, all these benefits are tax-free. Because the government doesn't take a share, both employers and employees have come to prefer expanded health and retirement benefits to ordinary compensation. (How many people are holding jobs "just for the benefits"?) This distortion is what is ailing the healthcare economy and the reason it has not been policed by the people. It is also an untapped source of revenue for the government (much like the 'death tax') and they are going after it!

Apr 1, 2010

Going Rouge, Citizen Style

Show up, stand up and be heard, or be herded. There are no other choices. And if you don't speak out, it may well be the last time you get the chance. Today, 50% said the Prez should not seek re-election, 49% said he should. What in God's name does it take for some of you people to get mad? If the last few months haven't been enough, then your freedom may already be lost. Are you on alert and just worried about 'some' of the issues, but not all? Everyone has a story of how government has affected them, good or bad. Everyone can get involved in conversations at the watercooler or in the coffee shop, but do you stop at some point because you lack rebutal or fall short of details of the day? In that case, it's still your duty to stir yourself to action. You must take the timeout of whatever is going on in your busy lives to get yourselves 'up to speed' on what is going on.

If you have conservative beliefs and enjoy life without big brother telling you what your next move is, then listen or tivo Fox. They are the only network to give FAIR and unbiased news. If you hug trees, think your Unions are looking out for you, believe in letting schools raise your children, love limited healthcare and think it is OK for the IRS to fine or jail you, then continue to listen to the liberals on CNN,NBC,MSNBC,CBS and the like. Old Times, Herold and Gazette newspapers are just as bad. Get online and seek current events and you will get Both sides of any story. Get registered to vote, get educated on the candidates and become an active participant in whatever direction the future may bring to us all as Americans. We as a free people are at the crossroads or tipping point of what this country will become and what the days ahead will be for us now, our children and future generations. Personally, I am sick of being told I should feel guilty for making a good (not wealthy by any means)living and that because I work hard to succeed, I should feel obligated to share with those who don't...sorry, that's just unAmerican.

Get active, educated and be the leader of the herd or forever be herded. It's not too late. Today is your chance to decide. The 'Change' we all hoped for to come out of Washington, was less corruption, less spending and a smarter better secure country. It's NOT what we have been getting and now is the time to 'Go Rouge' and make the 'Changes' ourselves to begin to take back our government in November. Waiting for someone else to do it for you will only assure you of freedom lost. And that is not and has never been the America and the American people I've come to know.

The Military Wants to Know..not birthers.

U.S. Army: "Top Army Doc refuses Obama's Order's" - Obama must show birth certificate if one exists.