Friday, July 15, 2011

Obama's For Anything But Common Sense

This debt ceiling thing has been complicated by a combination of Washington DC stupidity and deceit.  It is really pretty simple if you apply a little COMMON SENSE. What would you do if you were spending more money than you were earning?

Obama is encouraging Congress to create a 10-year plan to reduce the record fiscal deficits he's created. His plan would give lip service to expense cuts over the next 10 to 12 years and would raise taxes now on job producers in what he calls a "balanced plan". He wants to ink a plan before August 2, and he wants to raise the ceiling enough that he will not have to do it again until after his 2012 election (that would be in excess of $2.5 Trillion increased debt). He surrounds his plan with lies that to not raise the ceiling now he "can not guarantee that social security checks would go out", and he claims it would cause "a worldwide economic crisis".

The truth? In August the US government will take in about $203 Billion in revenues while facing expense payments of $362 Billion. They have the money to pay interest on the debt, social security, medicaid, medicare, military, and veterans. After that they have an expense problem.

When I read about debts and deficits in the news, I can't help thinking about how an individual or typical household would respond to a similar crisis. Would they run out and borrow more? Maybe, but it would only increase the likelihood of bankruptcy. Any family that truly wanted to reduce its debts and avoid bankruptcy would immediately cut expenses and start living within its means. It might start selling as much stuff as it could, raising cash to pay off its debts.  Its just COMMON SENSE.
Let's look at a list of expenses that the Republicans in the House have recommended reducing or eliminating:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
Save America's Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.
International Fund for Ireland. $17 million annual savings.
Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
Hope VI Program. $250 million annual savings.
Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
Eliminate duplicative education programs.. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings..
Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings. DUH!!!
Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings. WHAT IS THIS???
Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts . $9 million annual savings. What the hell is this anyway…?
Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings. Close Dept of Energy…
FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
Economic Assistance to Egypt . $250 million annually.
U.S. Agency for International Development.. $1.39 billion annual savings.
General Assistance to District of Columbia . $210 million annual savings.
Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings.
Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings. Stop Growing Government…!
End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services. Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing payments to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings. WHAT THE HELL…! FIRE THE BASTARDS…
Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years. TAXPAYER FUNDED UNIONS…. COME ON!!!
Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings.
Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
Subsidy to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).$93 million annual savings.
Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings.
Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings.
Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

These don't even touch the biggest spending villain which is Medicaid.  Nor does it tackle Medicare and Social Security problems.  However, at this late date the House Republicans should take the Krauthammer plan:  Package $500 Billion immediate spending cuts and extend the debt ceiling by no more than six months with no tax increases.  Pass this plan in the House and send it to the Senate and President.  If they don't pass this bill then they face the August spending problems.  If they do pass this plan, then they have to immediately come up with a new plan to raise the debt ceiling again within 6 months.

Think about it,


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

America: The Turncoat Ally

Turncoats in the Revolutionary War would take off their red coats and turn them inside out showing the white lining in hopes that advancing enemy troops would not treat them as enemies.

Until Barack Hussein Obama, no leader of the United States and free world has ever been a turncoat.

Clearly this President has taken off his Israeli coat and called for their retreat to indefensible borders as he supports the supporters of Hamas and Hezbollah who have sworn themselves to the destruction of the Jewish State.

Obama turned on our Egyptian allies in supporting mobs who overthrew Mubarak. He is now negotiating with the Muslim Brotherhood who for years as been a radical worldwide enemy of anything "non-Muslim". Obama and his followers call this the "Arab Spring".

Obama joined the so called "rebels" in Libya without even knowing who they are. American officials admit that there are Al Qaeda factions among the rebels.

Obama cancelled all plans to support our major Eastern Europe allies with Missile Defense Shields to protect them from Soviet and Iranian nukes. These are allies that shed blood and ran great risks in breaking away from the Soviet Union in the pursuit of freedom. What message does this send to other countries who want to break away from Communist and Muslim domination?

Obama is pulling troops from Iraq, and as we blog, the Iranians are meeting with Iraqi leadership creating new "trade agreements". Meanwhile the Iranians are supplying weapons around the world to anyone who will kill American soldiers. Obama meanwhile pulls out of Iraq as fast as possible as casualties mount and says, "We are waiting for a request from the Iraqi leaders to extend our stay". Would you put your neck out in relying on support from a turncoat like Obama?

And even in Obama's "good war", Afghanistan, he is prancing around wearing a Taliban coat in hopes of negotiating a settlement that he will call a victory over Al Qaeda who hasn't even been in Afghanistan for years. Have much would you trust Obama if you were Afghan President Hamid Karzai? The senior Karzai was already confronting the fact that U.S.-NATO forces have begun working toward a withdrawal from the country and have engaged in talks with the Taliban as well as neighboring Pakistan without Karzai's involvement.

And while Obama negotiates with the Taliban, Karzai’s younger brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, was killed in Kandahar on July 12 during a gathering in his house, Kandahar Governor Tooryali Wesa confirmed. Initial reports remain sketchy but it is believed by Stratfor that the Afghan leader’s brother was killed by multiple gunshots to the head and chest with an AK-47 fired by Sardar Mohammad, a former bodyguard to Karzai’s older brother Qayyoum. Unconfirmed reports say that the assassin was immediately killed and Ahmad Wali’s body has been taken to Mirwais Civil Hospital. One of the two official spokesmen for the Taliban, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, told the German News Agency Deutsche Presse Agentur that Ahmad Wali Karzai was killed by a Taliban sleeper agent. The news has not reported the Taliban claim and may not. Stratfor is my source for this information. The Administration today reported, "The killing would not impact our troop withdrawal plans".

While refusing to protect American borders from Mexican drug runners, Obama's regime is demonizing Karzai and our other Afghan allies to set up their capitulation to the Taliban. President Bush ran the Taliban out of office in Afghanistan, and after thousands of young American lives were spent, Obama hopes to put them back in office leaving the Middle East, including Israel, at the mercy of Muslim Radicals and their Communist supporters.

On Afghanistan, an honest and open assessment and debate as to should our strategy be counter terrorism or a counter insurgency is required as we go forward. However, with the deceitful tactics of Obama this will not take place. Instead he will withdraw, let the Taliban takeover, and claim victory over Al Qaeda while blaming our allies and allowing our supporters to be murdered by the returning Taliban.

What military leader in history has ever announced his withdrawal plans to his enemies months in advance enabling them to hideout until our departure and then feast on our allies? Obama has done this in every country where we have shed blood.

Obama has brought HOPE to America's enemies around the world. He has packaged that hope with CHANGE as he betrays America's allies around the world. The lining of Obama's coat is stained with the blood of those who were foolish enough to befriend what once was the greatest nation ever. As our greatest generation, WWII veterans, are departing for a better place after fighting for freedom their entire lives, it is amazing that their hard earned freedom can be lost in just 2 1/2 years by a do nothing light weight puppet like Obama. Clearly those pulling his strings want to bring the free world to its knees in their hopes that it will then turn to a One World Socialist Order.

As an optimist, I know it is not too late. As a realist, I know it will take great personal courage and leadership to limit Obama's destructive and immoral actions, and only then can we turn things around.

Each of us should think about what we can do as our future generations are at great risk,


Monday, July 11, 2011

Obama Is Just A Plain Old Sleaze

"Up is down and down is up in Obamaworld, "opened Butch Jackson over a Chicken Fried Steak with a double order of fries and a massive amount of ketchup, "what country would make every citizen prove they have either bought or begged health insurance, but not everyone has to prove they are a citizen?"

"I found a program on the net where you can describe people's actions and the program gives you a one word description of that person. Took Obama's sordid, corrupt, and immoral acts just this past week and the program came back and said our current resident who is tarnishing the White House is a SLEAZE. Here is my backup:

Sordid- arousing moral distaste and contempt (Republicans holding a gun to the heads of the American people to protect their Corporate Jet Owners).

Corrupt- showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain (making completely false statements about current tax rates to mislead American voters)

Immoral- unable or unwilling to determine right from wrong (After failing to get the DREAM ACT passed by Congress last week Obama passed an Executive Order against the wishes of the American People and Congress)"

"Obama out did himself with the Corporate Jet scam. Obviously his pollster said the folks would support nailing rich folks with expensive jets. So Obama and his thieves talk about a $2Billion phony tax savings calling it a 'tax loop hole for rich people'. You could collect these taxes for the next 5,000 years and not pay for the deficit that Obama has run up in the past 12 months according to Krauthammer. If you threw in the Big Oil tax loop holes for 50 years, both of these would not pay for one month of Obama's deficit spending."

"The real truth is Obama wants to sneak through a $400 Billion tax increase on those making over $200k a year which of course includes most small business owners. This is an old song to a new tune. This time he wants to take away all 'loop holes' including deductions on home mortgages, charitable donations, and property, state, and local taxes on these mostly employers. Obama would confiscate these deductions, bundle them, and reduce them by 20%. That plan would plunder these top 4% of taxpayers who pay 57% of all taxes for an average of another $5,000 per year. This is money that will reduce job creation, reduce consumer spending, and subsequently slow the economy even more so that Obama can buy votes from his moochers who pay no taxes. Pretty sneaky. He has one more trick up his sleeve as well. He will promise to 'reform' the tax code after removing these loop holes for the rich at a later date and reduce tax rates for everyone. Of course he will promise anything as long as he can do it later. If you notice his spending cuts are all over 12 years and would not happen until he is re-elected, and of course they would never happen."

"What is sad is that big ears thinks that we are that dumb. Right now the Republicans say they will not go along with raising taxes on ANY job producers. Let's just hope they keep those backbones firm," Billy Roy added. "What lies did he tell about tax rates, Butch?"

"Barack the magic liar said, 'we actually now have the lowest tax rates since the 1950s. Our tax rates are lower now than they were under Ronald Reagan. They're lower than they were under George Bush -- senior or George Bush, junior. Those pesky publications that aren't part of the Liberal Media got Dumbo again. The Washington Examiner's Conn Carroll explains, 'According to The Tax Foundation's Federal Individual Income Tax Rates History table, the top marginal tax rate is currently 35 percent. In 1992, under President George H.W. Bush the top marginal rate was 4 points lower than today's rate at 31 percent. In 1988, under President Ronald Reagan the top marginal rate was 7 points lower than today's rate at 28 percent'. What is true is that with the lower tax rates of previous real Presidents we collected more tax revenues as a per cent of GDP because the lower rates created jobs while growing the economy faster than Obama's job killing stimulus junk."

"And then last Friday, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama enacted the DREAM Act by executive order. Opposed by a majority of the American people and twice defeated in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if s/he agrees to enlist in the U.S. military or enter college. Finally there was a press release, 'the new Obama policy is cut and dry, federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S.military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing'. In other words, what the American people wouldn't support or Congress pass was enacted by Executive order."

BM summed up as is his custom, "Impeachment would be too lenient a punishment for this guy. They should use Casey Anthony's empty jail cell to put this SLEAZE away for a long, long time."

Think about it as you urge your Congressman to stand strong,