Thursday, February 26, 2009

Capitalism still works. It works everyday

In the column, “Economic Miracle,” Walt Williams eloquently illustrates how Capitalism works in our daily lives in very simple way through a grocery store. With Obama trying to force Keynesian economics morphed with full-blown Socialism, so many are saying Capitalism is outdated and is the problem. Obama, actually, said, “Capitalism is cruel and chaotic.” Then, he continued that the government needed to intervene to improve the system and stop this injustice. This is absolutely wrong in so many ways.

Williams explains very well that not one person or government, not even the Almighty Obama or Ingenious Geithner, can control the millions of variables in an economy the size of America. The reason the U.S.S.R. and so many other Socialist economies collapse is that the central planning government can not control every outcome in their economy and eventually can not meet the needs of all the people. Therefore, they could not generate enough capital, resources, goods, and wealth for it to sustain their people. This is why Communist China instituted key Capitalist principles to generate enough wealth, resources, and goods to try to sustain their people. That is why the U.S.S.R had waiting lines for toilet paper and bread and still did not have enough, although they had more than enough land and timber to make both.

The issue that Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, and the like have with Capitalism is that, first, they do not, cannot, and shall not have control of everything or anything in the economy. The People do. The people that are active in the economy do the controlling, not the government. Second, the system makes people work, succeed, fail, and there is a definite result based upon the people’s actions. It works. It works without government. The people make it work. It works with freedom and liberty. All of this is the antithesis of what Liberals and Progressives believe.

Now, who would want to institute an economic system that does promote freedom, liberty, wealth, success, and definite results? Liberals and Progressives. Who wants to be a part of this type of system? Obviously, not Americans. That is why they are marching in the streets.

Capitalism is organized and just, not chaotic and unjust. In the column, Williams quotes Adam Smith, as follows:

Adam Smith, the father of economics, captured the essence of this wonderful human cooperation when he said, "He (the businessman) generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. ... He intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain." Adam Smith continues, "He is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. ... By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it." And later he adds, "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest."

The debate will always be how much intervening the government shall or can meddle into a capitalist economy; however, the People will always want a free Capitalistic system as a base, not an oppressive Socialistic one. The People will always choose freedom over oppression. The problem today is the People do not understand enough about economics to understand how bad Socialism is and how great Capitalism is, especially when times are hard like now. The People don’t understand the oppression of Socialism and the freedoms of Capitalism. Our educational system has failed our country, our principles, and our forefathers. That is for another discussion for another day.

We must spread the word of the greatness of country and our freedom, liberties, and wealth to anyone who will listen. We need to educate them how and why our great economy works and why Socialism is so wrong. We need to take a lesson from Walt Williams and break economics down to something as simple as a can of tuna.

Obama wants our firearms now

First, they attacked all of our First Amendment, speech, press, religion, etc, by trying to reinstitute the “Fairness Doctrine.” Now, they want to start taking our firearms.

It is typical of this administration to overwhelm the press and the People with many issues in one day. It is extremely difficult for anyone to keep track of everything he is doing when he is doing so much so fast. It is a tactic that Obama has been using all through his campaign and has continued into his presidency. It is what leaders do when they do not want the People to know what they are doing to their citizenry.

So, while everyone is reading and commenting on the new budget, Obama sent out Attorney General Holder to say that he is going to reinstitute the assault weapon ban. Conservatives knew Obama was going to regulate firearms. Yes, Obama said he would not and he supports the Second Amendment. We, now, know that whatever Obama says has an expiration date or is an out right lie.

Now, let’s be clear, the Second Amendment reads, as follows:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” US Const., amend. II

Now, that is clear without any ambiguity. Our right shall not be infringed. Period.

The debate will continue on and on about our right to firearms, but the point to be made here is why he claims he is reinstituting the ban.

According to, Holder said,

“Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.”

It is nice that ABC News acknowledges that there is violence on our border with Mexico, but Holder and ABC are misconstruing the facts. The firearms are not causing the violence. The drug cartels, corrupt Mexican military, numerous gangs, and TERRORISTS are using the weapons to kill people who are defying their coercion. These groups are doing the violence, not assault weapons. They acquire these weapons, not only from the U.S., but from countless other sources from around the world. They are going to be violent with or without weapons from the U.S.

By banning these weapons, these violent groups will still find a way to get the weapons. They did not walk into a Wal-Mart or local gun store to buy them. They are being used for illegal actions, so it is safe to say they got them illegally. This ban would not even affect them.

All this ban does is leave the border communities and police officers in these communities out gunned and over matched. These violent groups will be able run unchecked along the border and into the U.S. without anyone, other than our military, to stop them.

As Thomas Jefferson quoted,

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” —Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764.

This ban will cost more American lives, not less. It will cause more violence, not less. Obama is going to take the only way some of these Americans would be able to defend themselves from these groups, leaving Americans at risk.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

They first came for our speech, then they can for…our kids?

On Fox News, there is story about Boxer (D-CA) trying to push a UN resolution that gives extensive rights to our children.

According to Fox News:

“[T]he treaty, which creates "the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" and outlaws the "arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy," intrudes on the family and strips parents of the power to raise their children without government interference.”

They want to raise our kids now?

The government wants to control our family values and how we raise our children. This is just another ploy by the Left to replace our values with theirs. They want to push God, only out of the public square, but out of our homes. They want to push out Conservative and American principles out of our home and replace them with Left’s.

This is absolutely contemptible! The government is trying to get it’s grimly little fingers in every aspect of our lives and control us. Is there anything sacred in our country any longer?

The Democratic Crack up

While the “Spendulous” Bill was being passed through Congress, people could see the unification of the Republican Party but there were some cracks in the Democrat’s solidarity at the same time. Some of Blue Dogs voted against it. Heath Shuler (D-NC) spoke out against Pelosi and Congressional leaders about fiscal responsibility. The cracks were beginning.

Now, there are more. Some Democrats are finding it harder to follow Obama down the road he is going, wherever it is taking them. On the Politico, Senator Byrd (D-WV) calls Obama policies and power grab and possibly unconstitutional. Also, the Democratic Governor Bredesen of Tennessee is following the lead of Republican Governors Jindal and Sanford and may not accept some of the stimulus money for the SAME reasons. That the bill permanently changes their unemployment programs and causes deficits and forces the states to raise taxes later.

So, more and more politicians, especially ones who have a conscious or want to get re-elected, are beginning to jump ship. They are seeing what Conservatives saw before the election. That Obama is clueless or taking the country down the wrong road. Either way, these Democrats cannot stay by his side and more will be joining the dissenters.

Our voices are being heard and we need to keep it up.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama, the Narcissistic President

With Obama speaking to the masses tonight, every one is discussing how Obama will handle the many issues we face. Everyone is discussing how the speech will sound—hopeful or dire. One point that I haven’t found but is coming to surface again is Obama cult of personality.

This was mention on the Right Truth, where she discusses Obama narcissistic tendencies and mentions an article on New Media Journal. This is a very interesting read in trying to decipher why and what Obama is doing. Some have said Obama is getting revenge on how HE perceives the poor and minorities are being treated in America. It is much deeper than that. What Samuel Vaknin writes about Obama is more enlightening and terrifying.

While Obama is speaking tonight, we need to remember what kind of person he is—what kind of leader his and becoming. Much of this speculation of his personality was just speculation, since no one had seen him lead anything. Well…we have now.

By reading these other sources and considering his leadship in the last month, they explain a lot in why he is acting the way he is and why he is doing what he is doing. He is a narcissist.

It is obvious he is arrogant. Now, his cool attitude becomes quite disconcerting and not reassuring. He doesn’t seem cool; he seems disconnected and even uninterested about so many issues. His lack of comprehension of key facts or desire to learn them now can be explained by personality. This is how narcissist act.

What is even more alarming is that the trend of narcissists to create false realities that they think are real which creates a sense of paranoia. Adolf Hitler, David Koresh, or Jim Jones of Jonestown comes to mind when this is described. His unbelievable policies of stimulating the economy by spending and cutting the deficits by raising taxes can be the beginning of this. His policies do defy common sense and reality. What happens when the citizenry doesn’t agree with him? What happens when reality sets in, and it becomes obvious that these policies generate the exact opposite of their general intent—higher deficits and a deeper recession? What will be his reaction?

I don’t believe Obama is Hitler, Stalin, or Hussein. But, Clinton or Nixon would not be reach who were narcissists as well. Both would devastating for our nation at this point in history. Could you imagine what Clinton or Nixon would have done after 911? Now, can you imagine how Obama is going to react when his faux reality comes crashing down? Scary. We will soon find out.

There is a bright side to a Narcissistic President, however. Clinton and Nixon both destroyed their party’s power and created a void in their power for some time. Obama will destroy the Democratic Party of a period time with these absurd policies. Hopefully, during the void in Democratic power, Conservatives will inherit the nation and have enough time to fix everything Obama breaks.

Kerry's Hypocracy

According to CNN:

EXCLUSIVE-Senator Kerry targets bailout bank over golf soiree

February 24, 2009: 01:49 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democratic senator said Tuesday he will introduce a bill to end "the extravagant spending practices of U.S. banks" after reports that Northern Trust Corp, which got taxpayer bailout money, last week threw lavish parties around a California golf tournament.

"I'm sick and tired of picking up the newspaper and reading about another idiotic abuse of taxpayer money, while our country is on the brink," Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, said in a statement released to Reuters.

Kerry plans to introduce legislation targeting banks that received taxpayer assistance under the government's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Northern Trust received $1.6 billion under TARP, according to the Kerry statement. A spokesman for the bank did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment. (Reporting by Kevin Drawbaugh; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

So, John Kerry of all the Senators is going to go after the banks for extravagant spending. First, who is defining "extravagant?" What is "extravagant?" Next, who is HE to tell a bank what is extravagant. Look at how he lives!

If anyone should be targeted for extravagance is Congress with their private jets and junkets to resorts. If anyone should be cutting back right now, it is our government—not the banks that the government policies ruined.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Obama is Cutting the Budget and our Security

Since this weekend when the story broke that Obama plans to cut the deficits in half in four years, there has been plenty of speculation in how he will do this. Actually, there are plenty of things he has said he will do that he hasn’t. This being another, but he will try and the first thing in his attempt to cut the deficit will be cutting defense spending. In Atlas Shrugs, there is an interesting memo about defense budget cuts.

Then there is this reminder in what Obama will do to our defense budget:

So, thatis how he will start to cut deficits at the cost of our security. At least, we will have lower a deficit when our homeland or one of allies are attacked. This is a naïve, careless and an irresponsible way to balance a budget in a time of war and when the world is at danger from terrorism and rogue nations attempting to acquire nuclear weapons.

In addition, what type of leadership does Obama show our allies and our enemies when he is weakening our military when our enemies our taunting us and strengthening theirs. He is showing none. This is like the your local police department laying off officers while crime rates soar and local gangs opening taunted the police.

For example, North Korea and Iran are attempting missiles launches to provoke their neighbors. Both are threatening to acquire nuclear weapons. The Taliban is threat in Pakistan/Afghanistan region. Parts of Africa are in chaos and being taken our over by terrorists. Russia is threatening its neighbors. The list is endless and Obama is going to cut our military budget. Irresponsible! Dangerous!

But…really what could happen? Check this out:

You make up your own mind.

Spread the word that our Republic, our world, is in danger.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rendell vs. Sanford, Sanford Wins Hands Down

Governor Rindell (D-PA) was on Fox New Sunday with Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Tim Pawlenty (R-MN). While they were discussing the “Stimulus” Bill and the unemployment benefits that each state would receive, it was mentioned that each state has different laws and circumstances. This means each state needs to consider if it is in their best interest to take the money and the “strings attached” to the money. This explains why some states, such as Louisiana and South Carolina, are not taking the money, while Minnesota and other Republican ran states might.

The key point that was made by Sanford was that the unemployment funds would come into the state to assist their current needs, but when the funds would lapse in two years, they would be left with a huge deficit in their unemployment program. It would force them to raise taxes or cut programs elsewhere.

To clarify, what was not made clear on Fox, but Governor Bobby Jindal made clear on Meet the Press, is that the unemployment benefits provision in the Stimulus Bill forces the states that take the money to change their benefits program permanently. Therefore, as Sanford said, after the stimulus funds run out the state is left with the deficit that they need to cover.

Sanford said he would not do that to his state or constituents—a smart, fiscally conservative thing to do. Rindell on the other hand, said, “ he did not care.” Yes, he said he did care about the deficits or the future. All he was worried about was about the here and now. He doesn’t have a plan on how to handle the deficit in the future. Spoken like a true Liberal.

Hey, Democrats, a little secret you need to know. The reason why your states, like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kansas to name just a few, are in financial emergencies is that you did not worry about the future deficits and did not plan for the future.

Sanford cleaned Granholm’s clock as well. He was impressive in how he explained his fiscal conservative principles. It was great to hear him explain everything he was asked in way anyone could understand it, even Granholm, who was obviously upset by his clear explanations.

Sanford easily made Rindell and Granholm look particularly uniformed and extremely Liberal. Good for him.

Obama’ New Budget is Economic Suicide

According to the Washington Post, Obama will release his budget this week. He claims his budget will cut the deficit in half by in the next four years! Wow, that is quite ambitious, and completely unrealistic! His budget will do the exact opposite. He is preaching fiscal responsibility and limiting or cutting governmental spending. BUT…this is the same President that pushed for and signed the “Spendulous” Bill. Where is the intellectual honesty? This is just plain hypocrisy.

With this budget, he is breaking more campaign promise. He said he would cut taxes of 95% of Americans. Well…he is NOT. He raising them by default by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. He never set in stone what he would raise the capital gains tax. Well, he has now—he is raising it from 15% to 20%.

The results from raising government spending, debt, and raising taxes has been tried before. It did not work for Clinton, FDR and others. It eventually rapes the American economy of its much needed capital. The net result will be that economy will lose its greatest resource, the cash capital of all Americans—not just the rich, but all of us. This results in an eventual slowdown and a deeper recession or even depression.

This is exemplified during the Clinton years. The G.H. Bush tax increase slowed the economy by the end of Bush’s tenure and in the beginning of Clinton’s. A recession that helped Clinton get elected. Then, the recession G.W. Bush dealt with was the result from Clinton’s tax increases. Sometimes tax policy has an immediate effect while other times it takes a few quarters to affect the economy. The immediate improvement could be seen by Bush’s tax cut but it took longer for Reagan’s to take hold. However, the result from tax increases is ALWAYS a slow economy. And, that is exactly what Obama is going to get here.

However, he already has an economy in a recession. By raising taxes in a recession, he is just going to worsen the economy, and by taking more income and capital from it, he could possibly push the entire country into a depression.

By trying to cut the deficits created by the tax and spending Liberals and the fiscal irresponsible Republicans by raising taxes, he is going to lower the tax revenues even further. This is simple economic suicide. As the economy slows further from the tax increases, the government tax revenues will decrease. Without the tax revenue, the deficits will soar. This generates countless perils in our economy by affecting the value of our dollar to too many other issues to name here. Putting it simply, his entire economic policy with the “Spendulous” Bill and his budget will do exactly the opposite of its intent. It will increase deficits and slow the economy even further.

By the time Obama is done, he would tax and spend America into economic oblivion with tax rates punishing businesses and the wealth creators of our economy, and the government wasting whatever resources we would have on programs that have never worked.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pelosi is Worried about Deficits NOW?

On CNS News, there is story showing a letter that Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) has sent to committee chairs about “fiscal discipline.” This curtails with my other blog “Obama is worried about Deficits NOW?

They had the “Spendulous Bill” and it’s over $16 billion dollars in pork to cut last week. They could have managed the deficit then. You don’t pass the bill and then say you want to control deficits and spending. Common sense dictates this is backwards. You pass a fiscal responsible bill in the first place. Pelosi has to be joking, but sadly she isn’t.

She says in the letter:

"As our nation continues to confront severe budget deficits as a result of unsound economic policy and lax regulation over the last eight years, it is essential that, as we advance our priorities, House Committees also conduct rigorous oversight of all aspects of federal spending and government operations to help achieve deficit reduction and long-term fiscal responsibility.” –CNS News

Last eight years! What about last week! What about the last two years you were in control of Congress! First, hearing tax and spend Liberals lecturing about fiscal responsibility is such intelligential dishonesty and hypocrisy, especially after last week. Next, the blaming Bush option was over when he left office. You cannot blame him anymore.

Your President is running the show now and he is responsible for this whole thing. Since Obama became President, the economy has gotten considerably worse. Look at how far the Dow Jones has plummeted since Obama took office. The stock market is off nearly 10% from the day before the inauguration, or more than 800 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. He has talked down the economy and passed legislation. The results are worse than when he started. He would have been better to do nothing and say nothing. We would have been much better off.

Notice that budget cuts, cutting of wasteful, governmental programs, and shrinking of government is not mentioned. Well…as least she was honest about that.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

DeMint Takes on the Democrats to Ban the Fairness Doctrine

On Business & Media, they explain what Senator DeMint (R-SC) is doing about the Fairness Doctrine. In “They Want our Freedom of Speech Next,” I discussed the Fairness Doctrine more in depth and what the government wants to do. Then earlier this week, Obama said he was against the reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine, while Rep Henry Waxman (D-CA) and the FCC are meeting discussing how to reinstitute the doctrine. Not only do they want to shutdown Talk Radio but they are aiming to regulate the Internet and Christian Radio. They want to attack the entire First Amendment now. This has become very typical of this administration; say one thing while doing another.

DeMint, a rising-star Conservative Republican, has an ingenious plan to force the Democrats to show their political hand. He plans to introduce an amendment to the D.C. Voting Bill to ban the Fairness Doctrine. (This voting bill is unconstitutional, but this debate is for another day.) The Democrats want this bill to pass to add more Congressmen by statute.

By doing this, DeMint has put the Democrats in a tough political spot. Democrats will have to vote up or down on his amendment. The entire country would see who is for or against the “Fairness Doctrine.” If he is successful in adding this, Republicans have a win-win. If the Democrats vote down on the amendment, it shows who wants the doctrine. If he gets it added and they vote no on the bill, a bad bill goes down and he proves that the Democrats are for the Fairness Doctrine and want to attack the First Amendment. But, if they vote for it, then the Fairness Doctrine is dead and our First Amendment is safe for now.

It is great to see Republicans and some people in Washington trying to save some our liberties instead of trying to limit or abolish them.

NY Post cartoon offensive? What do you think?

Are you offended? Sharpton and his ilk are to no one’s surpise.

Now, remember the cartoons of Condi Rice and Justice Thomas. There weren’t any picketers then. Remember the cartoons of Bush and Cheney. The list goes on of disrespectful cartoons. There wasn’t any uproar then.

It really doesn't matter to Liberals but if they think this refers to Obama, one problem. Obama did not write the Stimulus Bill. The Congressional Democrats and Pelosi did and they are "monkeys."

Unrest! People have risen up!

The people have heard his speeches. The people have heard his words. The people have seen his actions. He is the great unifier. Obama has reunited the nation. He has reunited us under the U.S. Constitution. The people have risen up on his words. AND…we are MAD!

Check out these links:

Rick Santelli from CNBC: The Chicago Tea Party

Dobson High School government students

Michelle Malkin and Kansas marches

Obama has successfully united the Right and now the Right is converting people to their cause. They have seen enough and heard enough. The people are seeing their freedoms, liberties, and property being taken away from them. They will not tolerate it! The citizens are marching in the streets and speaking out, and it is about time. The sleeping bear has awaken!

Now, we, the People, need to continue the protest of the President and his suppressive policies. We need to tell our Congressmen, our friends, our families, our newspapers, and to anyone who will listen and spread the word. Peaceful protest and speaking out will reap great awards. The rest of the nation can no longer ignore us and it is time to have our voice heard. The media can no longer ignore the dissension. If we speak loud enough and long enough and we are right about our beliefs, they will hear us.

Thank you, Mr. President. Please continue touring America making your speeches that infuriates America. Congress, please continue telling us, the “chattering” class, that we don’t care and forcing us to fund your regressive programs. Government agencies, (FCC, EPA, etc) please continue trying to rip our liberties away. You will not prevail. We will. Every time you do these things, you raise the ire of the People. The People rule this nation, not you. We want our power back and we will have it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obama’s Mortgage Bailout

After reading the news stories and listening to the speech, it took awhile to figure why this did not smell right. Reading Fox News, the plan seems straightforward. Then, after reading, NewsMax and doing some ruminating, the problem became quite evident. None of these numbers add up!

According to Newsmax:

The initiative is designed to help up to 5 million borrowers refinance — if their mortgages are owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. It also provides incentive payments to mortgage lenders in an effort to convince them to help up to 4 million borrowers on the verge of foreclosure.

Another part of the plan is as follows:

“Headlining Obama's plan was a $75 billion Homeowner Stability Initiative, which would provide a set of incentives to lenders to cut monthly mortgage payments to sustainable levels. It defines this at no more than 31 percent of a homeowner’s income. Funding would come from the $700 billion financial industry bailout passed by Congress last fall.”--NewsMax

Seems ok, so far. BUT…

“Of the nearly 52 million U.S. homeowners with a mortgage, about 13.8 million, or nearly 27 percent, owe more on their mortgage than their house is now worth, according to Moody's”--NewsMax

Uh-oh, this does not add up, because the plan, according to Obama, is to help only 9 million people, and we know that number will be declining in the next few weeks. He always lowers expectations. So, what about the 4.8 million that the plan does not help? Who is exactly covered and not?

Also, if you simply divide the $75 billion by 9 million borrowers, each borrower would receive $8333. That seems it would help if you owned a lower priced home but what about the high priced homes. $8333 is not going to help anyone who has lost substantial value in their homes, such as $20,000 to $100,000.

Michelle Malkin discusses other aspects of what is wrong with this plan.

Now, there are some major questions based on principle here. First, is this plan going to help the real estate investors that were risking money on the purchasing a home, sitting on it, and then selling it for a profit when the value increased. This is called flipping. Many people were caught in the flip when housing market crashed and the house was worth less than what they bought it for. Are we helping them? What about rental properties are they covered?

Now, the key problem with this bailout. What happened to personal responsibility in this country? It must have died and is buried next to common sense. These people are adults. They read these contracts. They know what they were doing. The interest rates went up. The value of the home went down. That is life. Why are we using taxpayer’s money, OUR money, to pay for their mistakes? I understand it is not this simple, but they did sign these contracts and should be held responsible for their actions, not us or the government.

Finally, it is very odd that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mac are going to assist in the refinancing of these loans. The same company with their unscrupulous lending practices that caused the housing and banking crisis in the first place. The same company ran by Franklin Raines who is one of Obama’s unofficial advisers. The same company that Rahm Emanuel was on the board of. This is beginning to smell real bad at this point.

It will be interesting to see how Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank play a part in this plan.

Obama said he wants to fundamentally “change” our country. Well…by doing the same old lending practices with the same companies and people is a nice start, I guess.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

“Turning Japanese”

I can hear the one hit wonder from the Vapors now, “we are turning Japanese” oops Swedish? Yes, Obama is now leaning toward changing the American banking system into a Swedish system and steering away from the Japanese model of the 1990s to rebuild our banking system.

Good thing. Japan still hasn't recovered from their recession of the 1990s and we should steer clear of anything they did, like high, wasteful governmental spending, buyouts, and nationalization of industries. Wait…we are doing that!

On Wizbang, Obama eyes Swedish model for US banks, there is more detailed explanation of the Obama/Geithner plan (oh…hot picture of Swedish models too!) Basically, the government would buy up the banks until they recovered and created enough assets to buy themselves back. Sounds good, expect for the government being involved and them owning a prime American institution of Capitalism. Worst part is in the following link Bank nationalisation gains ground with Republicans from Yes, the same Republican suspects, not Specter, Snowe, and Collins this time, but Graham and McCain from illegal amnesty fame. These politicians don’t get it do they? They do not understand that the People know best. Free markets know best. We can fix it, if you would just let us.


Now, the U.S. government cannot do anything right or efficiently. Also, the citizens cannot trust the government that they would own the banks temporarily. They don’t do anything temporarily. So, they are only going to make it worse and do it permanently.

To make matters worse, if the government owns the banks, what power would they have over the citizens? Who would control what interest rate you would get for a loan? Who controls which businesses get credit and which doesn’t? What interest rate would a wealthy person receive compared to a middle-class person? Who would control who does or doesn’t get a loan? Would they continue giving loans to people who cannot afford them? Are they going to continue to give loans to illegal immigrants who cannot verify their identity? Who monitors and guards all that private information of the citizens?

Answer. Why the United States government, of course. The same government that created the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae debacle that created the whole economic downturn in the first place.

Careful…your head is about to explode.

Who in the esteemed, all knowing government would have all this control. How about Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd. Yes, the same wizards of smart that are responsible for the bank collapse by saying that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were stable and suggested we need do more of the same policies, all of which are at the heart of the banking crisis.

So, they are only going to make it worse and do it permanently. At least, Dodd can still be getting his sweetheart loans. Hey, maybe Frank and Dodd could loan some of OUR money to some Democrats to pay some of their past taxes. I have heard that list is getting quite long.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Obama's Great Welfare State

Obama and the Congressional Democrats have just passed their “Spendulous” Bill. The bill drastically “transforms” (Pelosi’s term, not mine) America. It spends over $12.4 billion of PORK! (See Right Voices and my blog Obama is Worried about Deficits NOW?) Many have opined what the ramifications of the socialized medicine, undermining parental authority, and massive debt that’s in the bill.

Well… there is the regressive welfare in the bill, also. On Flopping Aces, they explain what has changed in more detail. Briefly, the bill eliminated the reforms that the Gingrich Congress did the 90s. The reforms the American people demanded and the Conservatives promised and delivered are GONE.

So, states now get incentives for everyone they add to the welfare rolls. Also, the incentive for having more children has returned along with other regression of the welfare reforms. It is an abomination to the American dream that the government offers incentives to receive entitlements from the government. It creates a class of non-producers that doesn’t generate wealth for the society or themselves. It makes an entire class slaves to the State.

It is exactly what the Liberals and Obama want to do. First, they want to make it impossible for anyone to cut taxes and limit the government in the future. By creating QUADTRILLIONS in debt, no one can cut taxes and be fiscal responsible; therefore limiting governmental entitlements and programs will be impossible. The government’s power will be entrenched in our lives.

Then, by expanding the entitlements and benefits from the government, the Democrats can buy the votes of an entire class of people. The enslavement of these people guarantees and cements their power for a generation, as FDR’s programs did in the 1930s. It is irrelevant if the plan betters America. It is all about their power and keeping it at all costs—even at the cost of freedom, liberty, and America’s future.

The problem is that they don’t think enslaving the lower class and doling out taxpayers dollars to the less fortunate is bad for them or America. They call it compassion and charity. Conservatives and Libertarians and the Founders would call it theft and Socialism. They don’t understand that eventually the wealth runs out. The wealthy will eventually become poor or they simply leave. Look at Hungry, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, West Germany, U.S.S.R and countless others of the past, Read Atlas Shrugged.

And, they call themselves progressives. Quite regressive, isn’t it?

So, Obama’s grand plan with the “Spendulous” bill is to create such great debt that no one can cut taxes and reduce the government’s power again. Then, fund his programs. Finally, he will grow government programs to offer entitlements to so many people that the Democrats will have a voting class for years, entrenching their power. After that, they will be able to do anything they want politically and still get votes, because no one would vote against the Democrats who would have gave them everything they have and could take it away.

Hello, Nanny State. Hello, tyranny. Good-bye freedom, liberty, and America.

Hey Obama voters, is this the “change” you voted for?

Why Socialism is so Dangerous

So many people today throw the word Socialism around without really considering what it really means. Socialism is the opposite of what America stands for. It is the antithesis of what the Founders planned for this nation. It is in essence why we fled from Europe in the 1500s and 1600s and why we fought the Revolutionary War. The essence of Socialism is why immigrants flooded Ellis Island fleeing Europe and illegal immigrants risks their lives today crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. Socialism is the lack of freedom and liberty. Socialism limits both to control its people and its economy while we are for freedom for both.

When this country was founded, the Framers had a choice between the ideas Adam Smith, David Hume, and John Locke--free market ideas (capitalism)-- or the Old World ideas of mercantilism The Framers chose capitalism because is exemplified the founding principles of America—freedom, liberty, and ownership of private property. Capitalism placed the power with the people and not the government, which mercantilism did and socialism does today. This choice of freedom allowed this nation to grow and prosper and become a beacon to the world—“a shining city on a hill.” It exemplified what is “good”. It exemplified true freedom. It still does.

Our free markets and our people’s freedom are one in the same. One cannot be without the other. When the government interferes with either it affects the other. For example, when the government taxes the people or business excessively, it drastically affects the freedom of what they can or will do. Socialism limits both its people and the economy; therefore, it impedes their ability and desire to create anything.

Not only did our Founders have the wisdom that we should have free markets and a free people, but they also saw the enormous benefit of the people having private property rights. This allowed the people to generate great infinite wealth. Wealth that we still create today. Socialism is the opposite. The State eventually owns the property. All the property. Eventually, the State controls everything—without personal freedom or liberty for the people.

We, as a country, are losing the sense of our roots. We are forgetting what we stand for. We are losing our freedoms. First and foremost, the U.S. government must promote liberty and private property rights—not limit or control them. Private property is not just physical property, such as land, but ALL property, such as businesses, money (income and profits), intellectual, and so on. In accordance, the government must advance capitalist (free market) principles. Capitalism creates endless wealth for all indiscriminately. Capitalism sustains the freedom and liberty of the Republic.

In the last few months we have, not just slipped, but raced toward Socialism. Any form of socialism retards economic, social, and personal growth throughout our society. Just look at Norway, Russia, France, Cuba, and list goes on. Socialism in any form limits freedom in countless areas. This impediment of freedom and liberty limits creativity, creation of any wealth, and free will. Socialism is not just economic but infests all parts of a society.

Socialism seems in the short term a great idea. It soothes whatever economic ailments are immediately felt--job losses, bankruptcies, limited funds, etc. However, in the long run, without the freedom of personal creativity, creation of any wealth, and free will resources begin to crumble and waste away. There is not any incentive to create anything since it does not benefit anyone but the State. Eventually, there is nothing left. Again, look at Russia, Cuba, China and others.

Now, if Socialism is so horrible, why are we racing toward it? Throughout history when events of turmoil and tumult arise, such as an economic collapse, governmental turmoil, or social unrest, Socialism seems to be the best support during the trying times. It soothes the immediate ailments of the time. Such examples are Russia of 1910s, Germany of the 1930s, Italy of the 1930s, and U.S. of today.

The problem is that, although the immediate ailments may seem soothed, in the long term the people eventually end up in much worse circumstances. Take the prior examples of Russia, Germany, and Italy. All of them went from a national socialism, the government owing major industries, to a dictatorship (tyranny), which is the natural progression. All them ultimately went to war and in time collapsed in absolute ruin. By looking at Socialism in this manner, it seems not only immoral but also definitely anti-American.

The fact is that Capitalism naturally has it up and downs—its cycles. This is how it naturally cleanses itself of weaker participants of the system, such as our car companies or the financial companies. It is not only natural, but it is painful. But, it is humane. It is better for the economy and the people as a whole to have failure. It is better to have tried and failed than to be falsely supported by the government with a faulty product or industry. It is better to try, fail, and then find something better than to keep doing more of something that does not work. This is what one with common sense would call waste—something the government is very good at.

So, as the U.S. government buys into its industries, it is practicing Socialism. It is propping up industries that need to learn from failure. It would be the best for the economy as a whole, if they failed. By flirting with Socialism, the U.S. is undermining its core principles and marching toward the economic and social models it abhors and has called evil in the past. Tyranny.

As more Socialist principles are incorporate into the U.S. economy and government, the people will lose more and more of their freedom, liberty, and happiness. If we do not stop this now, the U.S. could become the next Russia, Germany, or Italy on the dust heap of history. All of this would be because we left our core principles of freedom, liberty, and ownership of private property. All of this would be because we would not take a little pain of a recession. All of this because the people listened to a few people in the government who want more power and control for themselves and less freedom for the people.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Obama is Worried about Deficits NOW?

After reading the following Fox News headline, I had to collect the pieces of my skull that were scattered all over the room, because my head just exploded.

Obama to Shift Focus to Budget Deficit

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING! I am now wrapping my head with duct tape. Get yours out, you are going to need it…

Hey, Obama, what about the bill you just passed! The government cannot think America is this uninformed, inattentive, or stupid. The government must be enormously arrogant or just plain blind with power at this point. As I have said, I thought the Democrats would overreach and destroy themselves with their overwhelming Liberal (Socialist) polices, but I thought it would years—not weeks!

Now, let’s put this in context. Obama and the Democratic Congress just passed a $787 billion “Spendulous” Bill. The Republicans, leading economists, and the majority of the American people were screaming don’t do it, because it would drive up the National debt. Everyone knows debt is BAD. The debt would destroy the economy and laden future generations with incalculable debt.

Uh…the debt is a budget deficit, right? But, Obama just said he wants to "start" to focus on debty. So, why work on it later when you can do something now and fix the bill that is creating the debt in the first place. Mr. President, it is still sitting on your desk without your signature.

I guess I need to get out the Obama’s Oxford Dictionary, because apparently he defines deficit and debt differently than rest of the world. I guess Obama defines stimulus differently too, but I digress. So, after passing the largest bill in world history, Obama realizes that he needs to control the deficit now. Isn’t this backwards? Fix the current BILL!

For example on Right Voices, the following list is only SOME of what is in the Stimulus Bill:

-$2 billion earmark for FutureGen near zero emissions power plant in Mattoon, IL
-$39 billion slush fund for “state fiscal stabilization” bailout
-$5.5 billion for making federal buildings “green” (including $448 million for DHS HQ)
-$200 million for workplace safety in USDA facilities
-$275 million for flood prevention
-$65 million for watershed rehabilitation
-$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
-$650 million for the DTV transition coupon program
-$307 million for constructing NIST office buildings
-$1 billion for administrative costs and construction of NOAA office buildings
-$100 million for constructing U.S. Marshals office buildings
-$300 million for constructing FBI office buildings
-$800 million for constructing Federal Prison System buildings and facilities
-$10 million to fight Mexican gunrunners
-$1.3 billion for NASA (including $450 million for “science” at NASA)
-$100 million to clean up sites used in early U.S. atomic energy program
-$10 million for urban canals
-$2 billion for manufacturing advanced batteries for hybrid cars
-$1.5 billion for carbon capture projects under sec. 703 of P.L. 110-140 (though section only authorizes $1 billion for five years)
-$300 million for hybrid and electric cars for federal employees
-$198 million to design and furnish the DHS headquarters
-$255 million for “priority procurements” at Coast Guard (polar ice breaker)
-$500 million for State and local fire stations
-$180 million for construction of Bureau of Land Management facilities
-$500 million for wild land fire management
-$110 million for construction for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
-$522 million for construction for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
-$650 million for abandoned mine sites
-$75 million for the Smithsonian Institution
-$1.2 billion for summer jobs for youth
-$412 million for CDC headquarters
-$500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD (THIS IS FOR THE TRAITOR SENATOR SPECTER)
-$160 million for “volunteers” at the Corp. for National and Community Service
-$750 earmark for the National Computer Center in MD
-$224 million for International Boundary and Water Commission – U.S. and Mexico
-$850 million for Amtrak
-$100 million for lead paint hazard reduction

I just added this list up on my trusty calculator. (Yes, it had enough space—barely!) Just what is on THIS list is over $12.4 billion of PORK! Not Stimulus. Not job creation. It is just a waste of OUR money.

Furthermore, in the Fox News article:

“…White House budget director Peter R. Orszag has committed to instituting tougher budget-discipline rules -- once the economy turns around. Those include a mandate that any "nonemergency" spending increases be offset by equal spending cuts or tax increases.”

First, this is just another promise Obama will break. If anything, he is good at that. Sorry, I digressed again. Hey, here is some common sense, Mr. President, don’t spend all of THIS money in the first place! Why cut the PORK later. Do it now!

This is why we are in the economic mess in the first place—spending money we don’t have and running up debt! Ask any of the banks and companies that are bankrupt today. They will tell you.

Get your duct tape ready. Here is some more perspective that will make YOUR head explode:

Federal obligations exceed world GDP

The sub headline “Does $65.5 trillion terrify anyone yet?” SHOULD terrify everyone!

These tax and spend Liberals are going to spend the country into oblivion and then raise EVERYONE'S taxes to pay for it. White House budget director Peter R. Orszag just said they would raise taxes. Gee...there goes another one of Obama's promises. It is the only way the U.S. will stay solvent in the following years. Printing money and borrowing it from other countries (China) can only create some of this. Raising taxes on the rich and corporations won’t pay for this either. They will have to come after the middle-class and eventually the lower class to pay for this spending spree. By the time they are done, the Democrats will be giving entitlements with one hand to the poor and taking it from EVERYONE in taxes with other. If this is not a ponzi scheme, I don’t know what it is.

I guess, I need to find my Obama’s Oxford Dictionary again and find his definition of “screwed,” because that is what we are in my book.

Friday, February 13, 2009

They Want our Freedom of Speech Next

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — US Const., amend. I

While Congress is about to pass the largest governmental spending bill in world history and Obama tours America talking down the economy, Liberals are moving onto to their next assault on our Liberty—talk radio and an attack on the First Amendment.

The only place Conservatives have had any success in media is in radio. Other than the Internet and Fox News, Liberals dominate all the other forms of mass media. Just so we are clear, mass media is TV, newspapers, magazines, Internet, movies, books, and radio. There is not one regulation or law that created their monopoly. It just is. The liberal media bias has been well documented and the prevalence of liberal values in movies and TV is quite obvious.

Just as there are not any laws creating this Liberal dominance, there are not one conspiracy or injustice that created the Conservative dominance in radio. Actually, Liberals have the same opportunities on radio that any other demographic has. They have had numerous chances to have a spot on the radio dial. The fact is that Liberals could have a place on the radio if they produced a product that made any money. They just haven’t. That is not a conspiracy. That is Capitalism and Liberals hate Capitalism. The Liberals were neither entertaining nor effective. They were cancelled, just like a bad TV show in markets all over the country.

Now, keep in mind, there are quite a few successful Liberal hosts in markets that would support them. One of the syndicated Liberal radio networks that exists throughout America is the government-subsidized National Public Radio. Clear Channel tried to support and promote Air America, the only other private liberal network. But, it failed. Democrats and other liberal philanthropists heavily subsidized Air America. Please note not the marketplace, such as advertising dollars. Advertisers would not fund them, because no one wanted to, since they did not have the ratings.

Liberals have the freedom to have a radio show as much as you or I. There is absolutely nothing stopping them, expect for themselves. Oh…and there regressive, depressing ideas. The fact is no one, not even Liberals, want to hear the Liberal agenda all day.

So, to remedy this disparity, Liberals want to pass laws and regulations, the "Fairness Doctrine" to force their spot on the dial. They do not want to allow the free market to determine what radio stations broadcast. They don’t want YOU to decide. THEY want to decide for you.

The “Fairness Doctrine” would force radio stations to present controversial issues of public importance in a manner that would be politically balanced as judged by a government censor. This would regualte the speech on the radio. The regulation forces stations to find an alternvative points of view on ANY issue when challenged. When the reguatlion was in place before from 1949 to 1985, some simply avoided any coverage of some controversial issues to avoid the requirement to find alternative viewpoints on every issue raised. This “chilling effect” was just the opposite of what was intended by the regualtion. This governmental policy would force countless radio stations to change their formats to meet the “Fairness Doctrine.” This would force changes to conseverative radio shows, such Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and coutlness others, all over the nation. Some may even be forced off the air.

Now, when asked them directly, ALL Democrats are taking the same position Obama does. All of them say they do NOT want to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine.” But, to the contrary, since getting the majority in both Houses, Democrats HAVE been saying they want to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine.” In June 2007, Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) said, "It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) was asked by John Gizzi of “Human Events”, “Do you personally support revival of the ‘Fairness Doctrine?’”, Pelosi said "Yes." On October 22, 2008, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) said on a radio show, "I would want this station and all stations to have to present a balanced perspective and different points of view," and "All I’m saying is that for many, many years we operated under a Fairness Doctrine in this country, and I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since." On February 4, 2009, when asked about the “Fairness Doctrine,” Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) said to radio host and WND columnist Bill Press, “I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else – I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves." On February 11th, 2009, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) told radio host Bill Press, "..we gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back in law again." He continued, "...they are just shutting down progressive talk from one city after another," He, also, said, "Exactly, and that's why we need the fair -- that's why we need the Fairness Doctrine back." Finally, on February 12, 2009, Bill Clinton said, "Well, you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side," Clinton said, "because essentially there's always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows and let face it, you know, Rush Limbaugh is fairly entertaining even when he is saying things that I think are ridiculous...."

According to Liberals, there isn’t any fairness and balance on the airwaves now and they cannot get their point view expressed. Now, they can have a radio show if they want. There is nothing stopping them from creating thier own balance on the radio. Also, they have NPR and Air America.

As a side note, keep in mind, Conservative Talk uses the Liberal point of view as the material of their shows. It is the foundation of their success! They read news stories from Liberal newspapers and comment on them. They play Liberal politician's sound bites and comments on them. The Liberal point of view is their show. Then, the host debates with callers who disagree with them first before people who agree with them. Why? It is entertaining! Talk is about entertainment.

Also, Liberals ignore the fact that they dominate the TV news with ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and others. They ignore the fact they dominate maginizes like Time, U.S. News, NewsWeek, and others. They dominate the newspaper industry with the New York Times, Associated Press, Rueters, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and countless others.

Huh...? Where is the fairness and expression of the conservative point of view there. I have not mentioned book publishers, Internet sites, cable networks, and movie producers who all are dominated by Liberals.

Am I complaining? Absolutely not. This is what the market place has produced. If conseveratives want, they can make their own TV shows, newspapers, movies, Internet sites, and so on, and they have.

By the way, please note that newspapers are lossing subscribers in droves. Also, TV ratings are plumeting. Oh… people are not going to the movies that much anymore. That is strange. Many of the industries dominated by Liberals are losing an auidence.

What about Conservative radio and Fox News, you ask? Thier ratings are skyrocketing along with their advertising rates and revenues. Why? They are producing a product people want. TV, movies, and newspapers aren’t. Again, who wants to read or watch the Liberal agenda all time. No one, not even Liberals.

Now, if the “Fairness Doctrine” were reinstated, it would destroy radio stations all over the country. The AM band would lose its main revenue. Talk shows would be forced to cable, the Internet, or satellite. Terrestrial radio could be extinct in the next few years. The shows would not go away. The mode of dissemination would. It would cost jobs and a huge loss of capital. This would be a true injustice to an industry that has supported some many for so long. It would be harder for people to listen to conservative talk, if at all. Remember not everyone has the Internet, cable, or satellite.

So, the question is why are the Liberals pushing for the “Fairness Doctrine?”

Simple. They want to limit the speech, the First Amendment right, of conservatives. Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck are a thorn in the Democrats political sides. They expose the truth on countless issues. They present a format where people can voice their opinions—Liberal, Conservative, or whatever (balance and fair.) When any hot issue has arisen, illegal immigration, the Stimulus Bill, the Dubai Ports deal, Harriet Meyers, Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, Joe the Plumber, Monica Lewinski, Obama’s bitter clinger comment, Murtha’s racists statements, Byrd’s past associations with the KKK, Dodd’s specials loans, Rangel’s tax issues, Frank’s special loans, etc. (the list is endless) Talk radio was there fueling it. Exposing the TRUTH.

It is one of last true bastions of the First Amendment left in America. Only on radio can one express their opinion so freely. The First Amendment was devised by the Framer as the first line of defense for the People against the tyranny of the government. The First Amendment allows the People to express their opinions freely about greivances it has about the State. It allows us to publicly discuss any issue with anyone responsibly and expose the truth. Without it, the government could do whatever it wanted without the People exposing it or fighting it. We would not know what the State would be doing. From the following example, you see talk radio epitomizes the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — US Const., amend. I

Talk radio is speech, the press, assembly, and petition of the government. Also, many stations are religious; therefore the free exercise of religion. If you think about it, many peacefully assemble around their radios to listen and call these shows. They speak their opinions on the shows. The radio hosts are the press. Finally, they petition the government about their grievances. We complain! The Founders would be so proud.

See…the Liberals have plans for this nation. It can be seen in the “Spendulous” Bill they just passed. They cannot continue their march toward Socialism and tyranny while the people have the freedom to express themselves so openly and obstruct them. By shutting these shows down, they eliminate their biggest obstacle to completely controlling the public discourse in this country. If you control the discourse, you can control the People. Look and Nazi Germany, U.S.S.R., or China. If they can do this to radio, nothing stops them from contolling the freedom of speech on TV (Fox News) and the Internet (Drudge Report, NewsMax, CNSNews, any blogs, etc.)

If our speech is not safe, then why not our religion, firearms, privacy in our homes, or right to vote. If the government can infringe on one right, they can take them all. This doctrine must be stopped or the government will just keep taking until we will have nothing left. We would be like Nazi Germany, U.S.S.R., Mussolini’s Italy, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, or China. They have already started and we are just watching.

This is the road we heading down unless we stand up and tell them to stop. We have been here before. This is no different than the Sedition Act of 1918. The progressive President Woodrow Wilson passed laws to suppress speech and control Americans during and after WWII. He wanted to control us and did until many his policies were reversed. FDR tried to take control of the people in the 1930s. He had laws controlling the People. He was so feared that after he died the Democratic Congress passed the 20th Amendment, so no other President could amass that much power again.

Today IS different than Wilson or FDR’s time. We have the Internet and talk radio. We can communicate like no other time in human history. We have endless access to information to educate ourselves. We must communicate and spread the word of what the government is attempting to do—how it is trying to amass power over its people. We must stop them before we no longer can.

Remember what Pastor Martin Niemoeller (1892–1984) wrote:

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,

I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,

I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,

I remained silent;
I was not a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Well…they are starting to come for us. Are you going to speak out before you cannot?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Obama’s Political Tsunami

If in the last few weeks since the Inaugural of our “esteemed” President, you may seem overwhelmed and shocked by Obama’s political moves. Well… you are not alone. It seems since taking office; many of his choices he has made have infuriated the conservative base and have left the moderate Democrats scratching their heads. Many say this proves Obama is over his head and has taken a position he simply cannot handle. It is said that these decisions are proof he is “clueless.”

Well…I would say they are wrong. I have not forced myself to read Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals yet, but I can imagine that the tactics that Obama is currently using he learned from Alinsky or derived these shrewd tactics from him.

It seemed during the General Election, that McCain really could not pin down Obama on anything. Well...until Obama slipped up himself and talked to Joe the Plummer. Everyone called McCain’s campaign inept. Now, it seems Republicans and Conservatives cannot pin him down either. Is talk radio, bloggers, Fox News, and Congressman inept? I doubt it.

Obama overwhelmed the media during the primary and general elections with so much information that they could not process it. He did not mention or draw attention to any of it. Why bring it up, if they won’t? I wouldn’t! Would you? By ineptness, laziness, or sheer lack of desire, the mainstream media did not process all of it. This left prolific questions unanswered and crucial issues unresolved. Many still today!

Obama continues with this tidal wave tactic of information and creation of so many issues today.

In the last few weeks, he has done the following:

Appointed countless extremist people to positions
Closed Gitmo without any future plans for the inmates
Stopped the trials of terrorist suspects
Changed abortion policies
Passed a spending bill as a stimulus bill full of countless liberal programs
Allowed Democrats in Congress to continue their despotic rule over both houses
Said he will push his global warming policy
Said he will push his gay in the military policy
Said he will talk to Iran
Said he will talk to Russia and cut our nuclear arsenal
And…there is so much more… There is so much that I forgot!

Is this a man over his head or someone doing something intentional? I say it is intentional! If you read blogs, listen to talk radio, read columnists, and watch the news, they are ALL chasing their tails. They are all running in so many different directions, chasing story after story, and not following up on any of them. Everyone is overwhelmed with so many of his shocking moves and cannot cover ALL of them. So, many have forgotten about Daschle, because they so upset about the Stimulus (Spendulous) Bill. Has anyone called for Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, or Barney Frank, James Murtha, Harry Reid to resign over their improprieties in office? NO! So, many have forgotten about Hillary Clinton’s conflicts of interest and are upset over Obama’s suggestion to limit our nuclear arsenal. Again, there is so much that I am overwhelmed and have forgotten. He is intentionally overloading the system, so he can do what he wants behind the scenes.

So, what to do? Tell him to stop! Well... of course not! We need to keep the pressure on our government. We need to stay vigilant. If we don’t, we will lose our Republic before our children can inherit it.

If he wants to run us all over the place, FINE. We can do the same thing. Remember he is naturally arrogant and naïve. He has proved this over and over with his decisions and statements. He has angered the Right already. It took only a few days in office. This could be his next “Joe the Plummer” moment. It was best to leave the sleeping dog lie but he poked the bear, and now they are riled. His “ingenious” moves have united the Right at moment. If he continues with his extreme policies, all he is going to do is outrage them to point they are going to be a thorn in his political side for the rest of his administration, as they were for Clinton. He has underestimated the Right and the power they hold.

Now, we need to prove that power the people possess and will not relinquish. We need to keep writing to our representatives at all levels of government and tell them what we think and want. We need to keep writing our blogs and exposing the TRUTH. We still need to call talk radio shows and bring up important topics. We need to talk to our family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. We need to spread the word. No one else will. When they push us, we need to push the government back (peacefully and responsibly.) They work for us!

While he marches toward Socialism, and the mainstream media stands quiet and marvels at his ingenious political prowess, WE, the people, need to take back what is rightfully “ours”—our Republic. Let Obama try to overwhelm us, we will not go into that quiet night. We will overwhelm him with our voices. We must stand up for what we truly believe for our nation. It is ours not his.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Obamanomics' Raw Deal

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”- Albert Einstein

President Barack Obama spoke to us for an hour the other night. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke the next day. Together, they have presented two polices that not only will destroy our economy in future years but has affected us immediately, as the stock market has shown us with over a 380 point loss. Between the two plans created by “them,” they are going to spend TRILLONS of dollars to save our economy. Past history shows this will not work. I will tell it will not work. I am not economist, politician, or a professor. I am a regular person with common sense, a library card, and the ability to read. I can figure this out along with so many others who have just has much knowledge.

Obama and Geithner are going to do what Jimmy Carter, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Herbert Hoover did when the economy began to go into a recession. They are going to raise government spending, increase governmental involvement, and, eventually, raise taxes. These policies have NEVER worked.

Obama said that the policies of FDR were settled years ago and asked why people were reviving them. Well… Obama revived the debate. He said he was going to be the “next” FDR. He has said he is going to use FDR’s economic model He said this is the worst economy since the “Great Depression.” (This is completely untrue, since the economic indicators show this is as bad as the mid 1980s before Reagan’s tax cuts took affect.) So, Obama revived the debate.

Then, a University of California 2004 study:


along with many other experts have proved that FDR’s economic policies in the 1930s prolonged the “Great Depression.” It has been proved that between Hoover’s constant meddling and FDR’s catastrophic governmental spending, they transformed a brief depression that rest of the world felt to the American “Great Depression.” Even FDR’s Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau said that they had spent so much money and it did not help. Only when they started to balance the budget and cut spending is when the economy improved. Then it was not until after WWII and the end of much of the New Deal is when the economy officially recovered. So, it was not FDR and, now, the debate is settled. Not quite. Why? Because, Obama still wants to use FDR’s out-dated economic policies.

The insane part of Obama/Geithner’s plans is that they are the New Deal times 10 or even time 100. Simple common sense then states that the result would be 10 to 100 times what they were in the 1930s. Therefore, Obama/Geithner are going to create the “Great Depression” again but much more worse through naïve and arrogant policies.

So, what should we do? Obama says people are saying do nothing. On the contrary, there is a lot the government can, should, and must do to insure the well being of the U. S. economy. It is sad that this needs to be mentioned as the preface of this debate in America, but, first, Obama/Geithner must promote free market principles. Our government must advance freedom and liberty in our own country. This stimulates the economy. It creates wealth, not just money, but a wealth of new ideas. The government must limit its meddling (regulations) to free the people to do what they know what to do—create wealth—which creates endless capital, jobs, and prosperity. The government is the problem—not the people, corporations, or capitalism. Socialism is the problem.

So, let’s take some examples from history to prove this point further. Yes, the same history that shows that Obama/Geithner’s policies do not work does show us policies that do. First, we have President Warren G. Harding, yes, he was a President. After Woodrow Wilson left office in 1921, our economy collapsed just as catastrophically as in 1929. Instead of doing what Hoover and Roosevelt would do 10 years later (meddle), Harding cut taxes and limited government spending. And…did nothing else. Remember the crash was worse than 1929. The “recession” lasted a year and the Roaring 20s were born. It did not become a lost decade as the “Great Depression” became. Then in the 60s, John Kennedy cut taxes in which continued the economic growth generated by Eisenhower’s policies. This unprecedented prosperity continued until Nixon and Carter adopted the Keynesian model (government spending to spur economic growth.) Nixon and Carter’s policies crushed our economic growth and brought upon the stagflation of the 70s. Strange… it did not work? Then Ronald Reagan came in the 80s and cut taxes and limited government regulations (meddling) again, which created the longest peacetime economic growth in America history.

See…there is a trend that any regular person with common sense, a library card or the Internet, and the ability to read can see. There is plenty for Obama/Geithner to do. If you cut taxes, limit government spending, and limit the government meddling, the economy recovers on its own. It “naturally” does this according to simple economic principles that Adam Smith described in the 1770s. These principles have and always will work. History shows time and time again that Keynesian economics does not work. It has NEVER worked.

There are more and more people, agencies, and experts warning what Obama/Geithner’s polices will do to our country and economy—how it will crush long term growth, any immediate recovery and cost American jobs. More people are saying this could bring on something worse than the “Great Depression.” More people are now against it that are for it—less than 30% of American approve of these policies. It seems only Congress and the White House is for them at this point.

As the stimulus (spendulous) bill passes through Congress, the stock market crashes, and gold sales skyrocket, Obama/Geithner are, in essence, watching Rome burn and playing a violin. Nero is somewhere smiling. See… as Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” They are doing what has never worked expecting different results. They are insane, ignorant, or arrogant, or worse, have other plans that we would be all to afraid to think of—that they intend to make us so dependent on the government that we have no other choice but keep relinquishing of freedom, liberty, and “property” so we can attempt to live our every day lives.

Are they just solidifying their power and control?

Insane or ingenious, what say you?