Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
AFP analyzed the Elyria speech & found that BO actually said the word "taxpayers" two times & the words "small business" 8 times. Please watch this video to see how many times BO referred to himself with "I" or "me".
Conspicuous by their absence in the State of the Union speech was any mention of closing the Guantanamo prison, reversing his (not Holder's) decision to try admitted terrorist KSM in NYC, or his latest passed deadline of December 31 for Iran to take up his invitation to negotiate regarding the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
The new leaf BO was supposed to turn over regarding budgetary discipline & the freezing of the discretionary portion of the federal budget turns out to be just another gimmick that insults our intelligence.
AFP reports that "the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office just released its projections for the coming year and they found something interesting. Without Obama's "freeze," discretionary spending would actually decrease over the next four years. So by freezing spending at today's higher level, it would mean spending more!
One more thing about the "freeze" - it freezes in place all of the huge spending increases from Obama's first year in office. When the stimulus was passed, we were told it would be temporary; Obama's freeze would extend that spending for three more years. Don't be fooled."
A caller to Neal Boortz's radio program today said that BO's freeze is like someone who just bought a $5 million house he can't afford saying that he is going to rein in his profligate spending by not buying any new doorknobs for the house for the next three years.
Although BO discussed many things in his 70 minute State of the Union speech you could easily read between the lines to see that his top priorities remain the same:
1. Universal Healthcare
2. Cap & Trade
3. Comprehensive Immigration Reform
The first two respectively will put government in control of your body & your money & the third will ensure the election of statists like BO by empowering through the ballot box the poorest, lowest skilled, most uneducated people in the world @ your expense.
BO said he will fight "so long as he has breath in him" - & I believe that he will with my whole heart & soul. If America as we know her, our Founders, your way of life, & the life of our Posterity are important to you, you should fight against BO's programs as hard as you can every chance that you get - with all of your might
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Monday, January 18, 2010
The UAW ran the auto industry into the ground & the teachers' union in Detroit ran education into the ground resulting in the following horrible statistics:
1. Detroit had the highest household median income of any city in 1950. Today it rates 66th out of 68 cities measured.
2. Detroit's population in 1950 was 1.8 million. Today it is 900,000. Where did half of the population go?
3. Unemployment was in the 13 to 16% range in Detroit from 2003 to 2008 when it was less than 5% nationally for most of this time. Today unemployment is 28% in Detroit.
4. The median price of a house in Detroit is $7,100 - that is not a misprint.
5. In 1950 the former Big Three auto makers had almost 90% of the auto industry market share. Today it is under 50%. The industry in this former city of prosperity forgot that when you are on top you have to work all the harder to stay there. The Big Three found that they were not immune to market pressures such as costs & product quality.
6. The Big Three are saddled with large unfunded pension obligations & healthcare costs of thousands of retirees (sound familiar America). Almost 500,000 retirees collect benefits - the active work force is 300,000. About $1500 per vehicle produced in 2007 was spent on healthcare.
7. Only 25% of Detroit children graduate from high school. You can only wonder what any of them learned. Detroit spends $11,100 per student - $2000 higher than the national average.
It is obvious that the people who create wealth & value disappeared from Detroit over the decades. But Detroit is not an isolated example - there is out migration in recent years of tens of thousands from California, New York City, & New Jersey. Gangs & daily kidnapping make Phoenix, Tuscan, & other SW cities undesirable & Nevada has one of the worst housing foreclosure markets in the nation.
Anyone with the most rudimentary understanding of America knows that America was founded on the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, & free enterprise. Just ask yourself to identify one of BO's programs that is not intended to reverse these principles & when you cannot you can see America coming into focus one day soon looking like present day Detroit as depicted in the video.
Unemployment & the standard of living in a country or city are functions of the market value of all the socialist programs of the past in that country or city & the result of Detroit's ruinous accumulation of such programs should make every one who sees & understands this do every thing they can to peacefully stop BO's programs dead in their tracks while we still can.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Rec'd this from a good friend of ours in Corpus who was diagnosed with cancer last year. See what his doctor is saying....
Wednesday, I was at the doctor whom I have been going to since we moved down here (he is the one who discovered my cancer). I have to get a very expensive shot every 3 months ($3000) that is designed to keep the PSI down and help to prevent a recurrence of the cancer. Has some uncomfortable side effects, and I was questioning the need to continue with it, which he assured me was necessary. He then asked how old I was, and when I replied 70, he said that if this legislation goes through as intended by the powers that be, that I probably would not be able to get it next year, as that would be money better spent on someone else with greater longevity. I would be referred to someone to "counsel" me.
I asked him why the AMA had recently endorsed the plan. He replied that only about 15% of the nation's doctors were members of AMA, and most of them were not really on the front lines of doctor hood but in some other areas of medicine. He said he was a member, but would not be after this membership year.
This man got part of his training in London, and practiced in Canada for 16 years before coming to the US, and he has no use for socialized medicine, regardless of how you wrap it, or what kind of bow to put on it. He said that we have a shortfall of around 400,000 doctors at the present time, and many of today's doctors are of the baby boomer generation who are nearing retirement and/or will decide to hang it up rather than deal with the results this is sure to bring.
In England no one over 59 can receive heart repairs or stents or bypass because it is not covered as being too expensive and not needed.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Jim Bennett is a champion FairTax speaker so please take advantage of this opportunity.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Jim Gearhart's morning radio talk show, out of Trenton, is heard throughout New Jersey and is one of the most popular in the state. It competes effectively with media out of New York and Philadelphia. Jim Gearhart focuses on New Jersey topics, so it is fortunate to receive an invitation to talk about federal tax reform.
If you live in or around New Jersey, you can tune in on your radio to 101.5 FM (The call letters are WKXW, but they are never used). If you are outside the signal area, you can listen on your computer by logging on to this link. Click on "Listen Now" in the upper right-hand corner.
You can call in with your questions and comments to 1-(800) 283-1015. Don't be bashful about flooding the switchboard. Appearing on this station is a great opportunity that many of you have encouraged for quite some time so please make the most of it.
Monday, January 4, 2010
This potential challenge is a letter sent to Pelosi & Reid signed by 13 state attorneys general (led by Henry McMaster of SC) because "the current iteration of the bill contains a provision that affords special treatment to the state of Nebraska under the federal Medicaid program. We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed. As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this challenge unnecessary by striking that provision."
Now undoing the vote bribing money secured by Senator Ben Nelson for Nebraska would ensure that the entire healthcare reform charade that momentarily ended on Christmas Eve would again be thrown into a cocked hat as the Senate-House conference to reconcile the two final versions of the bills officially began today - don't think BO did not scorch the telephone lines between Hawaii & Washington over the holidays pushing the issue.
The AGs specify that "by singling out the particular provision relating to special treatment of Nebraska, we do not suggest there are no other legal or constitutional issues in the proposed health care legislation" & they are so correct. For instance as Orrin Hatch, Ken Blackwell, & Ken Klukowski recently wrote in the WSJ - 1) Congress does not have the power to require Americans to purchase health insurance; 2) The selective spending targeted @ certain states like Nebraska & Louisiana violates the General Welfare clause of the Constitution; & 3) Congress does not have the power to command states to establish such things as benefit exchanges thereby violating the letter, spirit, & interpretation of our federal-state form of government.
Just think of the encroachment of state onto church to require members of faith-based-healing churches like Christian Science to purchase healthcare insurance - especially when you consider that these people will not use the medical benefits after they purchase the insurance relying instead on prayer & their own metaphysical practitioners.
And Idaho State House Member Phil Hart states that "the health care surcharge on the today’s income tax, which constitutes an unapportioned direct tax on the wages and salaries of the American People, (is) not allowed by our Constitution."
So the Constitution provides several more defenses against the abuse of the impending healthcare reform bill.
Thanks also to Arizona Congressman John Shadegg who has introduced the Enumerated Powers Act into every Congress since the mid 1990s. This Act requires Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws and for other purposes. I originally reported to our group on the Enumerated Powers Act on April 13, 2008 & have posted that message on the blog under "Classics" - some of the links from the message are no longer in existence & the bill # has changed but you will get the idea from the posting.
You would think that since every Member of Congress takes an oath to support & defend the Constitution that the Enumerated Powers Act would either be unnecessary or that it would be unanimously supported & yet it only has 56 co-sponsors.
You will learn that by no coincidence the author of the bill & most of the co-sponsors are also backers & co-sponsors of HR 25, The FairTax Act of 2009.