Thursday, January 20, 2011

Politely Vote His Ass Out of Office in 2012

Scott Riddle made his weekly visit to the Cafe, not being a regular since he is big time busy with his cows, insurance, and mostly Texas Holdem poker games, and as usual launched into an assessment of current political strategies and tactics, "Well Obama waits a week after the Arizona shooting to check out the polls and read the wind's direction before he kicks off his 'triangulation' strategy."

"What the heck is triangulation? I never understood it when Clinton was doing it? Does it have anything to do with having sex with young girls?", Butch Jackson engaged with a semi-serious set of questions.

"Don't know about the sex part, Butch, but Obama did meet with Clinton for advice after the November shellacking he took. Triangulation is where the President sits at the top of the triangle with the Conservative Republicans on one vortex and the Progressive/Liberal/Commie Dems at the other vortex. The idea is for Obama to appear moderate for two years and stay above the fray in an attempt to get re-elected in 2012. So Obama comes out with a plea for civility and a plea for us to all get along and work together trying to make both sides look bad and for him to look good. Of course, the whole strategy is based on folks being stupid enough to fall for it because if re-elected, he will gut this Country and Conservatives like a pig before a 4th of July barbecue"

"And how do you think his first triangulation worked?"

"Obama's approval ratings are up about 6 points since his speech, so it did work to some degree with Moderates. A great example is old John McCain. The Arizona senator and Obama's 2008 opponent penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying Obama 'comforted and inspired the country' by calling for greater civility in the nation's political discourse. I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause,' McCain wrote. 'I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals.' Now that sounds nice but the last time I looked up the definition of patriot it described someone who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. Obama defended our country just last night by giving one of his few state dinners sucking up to the Communist President of China who is killing us in trade because they cheat by controlling their currency valuations, and they support every enemy we have (N. Korea, Iran, etc.) in the world. Obama defends us against Islamic Muslim Terrorists by calling them a small radical group of outliers and wants to give captured murderers full US Citizen rights in our courts. The man will not say the word war."

And here came Billy Roy, "Scott, you are right on. First, this is exactly why McCain isn't President. He consistently compromises with the Socialists, particularly when he isn't in an election year. More importantly though, I hear Republicans say we should question Obama's policies and not question Obama's motives. The problem with that is that he and his thugs lie like dogs. They will argue with the Republicans over whether Obamacare will reduce health care costs when the truth is they don't care what is in the legislation as long as the government can take over and run all of the insurance companies out of business. Their motive is not to reduce the costs of health care, but to take it over."

After a sizable deep breath because BM is a big man, "Look what happened when people didn't question Castro's motives, or Stalin's, or Hitler's motives. Many people in those countries tried to have civil debates and could not believe that anyone would take over the government and destroy their freedom and way of life. We damn well better question Obama's motives. He has told us everything we need to know and that is he wants his government to 'transform' American and redistribute our wealth in a manner that he will determine to be fair. Period. What more do we need to know about his motives. Limbaugh has it right. Obama's agenda must be stopped now by the Republican House and by the non-Socialist courts. We need to be civil and polite all right. We need to politely vote his ass out of office in 2012."

Scott actually closed this session, "I just hope folks realize we face a choice between two futures. One is a Socialist future where the federal government claims ever increasing shares of our income and grants itself the authority to make decisions affecting virtually every aspect of our daily lives. The other future is built upon the idea that individual freedom trumps government authority, and that in those rare cases when solving a problem requires government, the government that governs best is the one that is smallest and closest to the people. That is the future that we should fight for – reaffirming our individual liberty, strengthening private markets, shrinking the size of governments, and making decisions wherever possible at the local level rather than in Washington."

Think "civilly" about that,


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Washington "Made Off" With Our Money and Now They Want to Manage Our Health

Semi-unofficial Chairman of the Hubbard City Cafe, Billy Roy Mitchum, loves Ronald Reagan, and it all started when he heard someone ask Reagan how the government was going to solve a particular problem.  He answered, "The government doesn't solve problems, the government is the problem." In a rare show of domination, BM seized the Cafe's stage on this particular day in a show of passion. "With huge arguments just around the bend on how the government is going to solve our entitlement problems, which have bankrupted the country, we need to be careful about compromising with Socialists.  They will agree to anything as long as they can get control.  I saw a comparison that everyone needs to understand.  Here it is:

Why did Bernie Madoff go to prison? To make it simple, he talked people into investing with him. Trouble was, he didn't invest their money. As time rolled on he simply took the money from the new investors to pay off the old investors. Finally there were too many old investors and not enough money from new investors coming in to keep the payments going.  Next thing you know, Madoff is one of the most hated men in America, and he is off to jail. Not enough of the folks know that the government has been screwing tax payers, Madoff style, for years.

Yep, I repeat, Madoff screwed his investors just like the Congress has been screwing us for over 70 years with Social Security. There is no meaningful difference between the two schemes, except that one was operated by a private individual who is now in jail, and the other is operated by politicians who enjoy perks and privileges, fly in tax paid jets,  and lie to the public like dogs.

Do you need a direct comparison? Well, here it is:

Takes money from investors with the promise that the money will be invested and made available to them later.
Takes money from wage earners with the promise that the money will be invested in a 'Trust Fund' and made available later.

Instead of investing the money Madoff spends it on nice homes in the Hampton's and yachts.
Instead of depositing money in a Trust Fund the politicians use it for general spending and vote buying for their own re-elections.

When the time comes to pay the investors back Madoff simply uses some of the new funds from newer investors to pay back the older investors.
When benefits for older investors become due the politicians pay them with money taken from younger and newer wage earners to pay the geezers leaving future problems to future generations.

When Madoff's scheme is discovered all hell breaks loose. New investors won't give him any more cash.
When Social Security runs out of money they simply force the taxpayers to send them more while blaming 'the other party'.

Bernie Madoff is in jail.
Politicians remain in Washington arguing the government should be working in a bi-partisan way to 'solve' all of our other problems like energy, global warming, wall street, local school curriculum and menus, marriage, gun ownership, conservative talk shows, and of course enabling illegals to vote while they continue to leave our borders open for drug dealers and the entry of more illegals.

This is why a real economist, Milton Friedman, said, 'If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand'.  And now Obama and crew have put the government in charge of health care, 1/6 of the economy, giving the government control of our health as well of our economy.  Give the government ten years managing health care and they will solve the retirement problem because most folks won't live long enough to retire.

Well my Dad always said good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.  We can't let Obama do the same thing to health care (the greatest system in the world) that they have done to Social Security.  Promise to pay for every one's health care with no limitations.  Then , when they run out of money, they will increase taxes again on the 'rich' (no harm there, right?).  When they run out of the rich's money (which won't take long), they will cut back and ration health care like any other third world socialist country.  We will run out of health care just like we'd run out of sand in Friedman's Sahara." 

Think about it,