Sep 15, 2015 Political
Despite the fact that the federal government took in a record amount of tax revenue during the first eleven months of the year it still managed to spend more than that and ran a 529 BILLION dollar deficit. That is correct, 529 BILLION more dollars were added to the US debt.
The amount of taxes collected amounts to a little more than 19 Thousand dollars per worker (which is an average since many workers don’t even make that amount of money and nearly half of wage earners don’t pay federal taxes).
The government cannot seem to control itself when it comes to spending money so we continue our death spiral or should I say debt spiral?
Right now the federal debt held by the public is around $107,000 per household. Yes ladies and gentlemen, your household is on the hook for a tenth of a million dollars.
This is because the federal government is way too big and it is out of control. There are politicians who have been in office for decades and they only know how to spend YOUR money. They are not good at budgeting and they have countless unnecessary programs that suck the life out of our economy. Government is so big that it has scores of programs that duplicate what others do and there is little to no oversight.
It is a huge mess. One day the federal government is going to come to collect that money and when it does things will be ugly.
We need to get back to what our Founders envisioned. We need a small federal government that lives within the confines of the Constitution. We need states to be sovereign once agin and clear of federal interference.
I fear it is too late and the once great US is but a generation or two away from extinction.
Don’t worry though, there will be plenty of Syrian refugees here to take over. They are used to living in the stone age…
Never surrender, never submit.
The draconian rules at the Veteran’s Administration allow a person to be adjudicated as incompetent based solely on the fact the person needs someone else to manage their finances. The only thing needed is that someone has had a fiduciary appointed for them.
There are many reasons a person would have this. Perhaps they suffered an injury that prevents them from properly managing their money. Perhaps they are forgetful for whatever reason. The reality is just because one needs help with finances does not mean they are incompetent and therefore can’t own a firearm.
Given the serious flaws in our school system it is a wonder any graduates can handle their own finances.
The people the VA determines are unable to own firearms have their names entered into the database used for background checks. This is often done as the result of an administrative procedure and the affected person finds out when the letter comes in the mail. Instead of having a court determine incompetency the person must go to court to prove they are not incompetent after the fact.
It appears now as if the government, led by Obama, is working to keep millions of the elderly from being able to buy a firearm. The Social Security Administration has been working in the dark to craft rules on how to report the same things to the database as the VA. Millions of older Americans have a fiduciary appointed and under the ancient rules this will prevent them from owning firearms. The government will deem them incompetent without the benefit of a court hearing.
This is just one more reason to get rid of Social Security and replace it with private accounts that people actually own.
If the inability to manage finances is sufficient cause to deny firearm ownership then no one in Congress or the White House should ever be allowed to own a firearm. None of them are able to manage money and they publicly demonstrate their incompetence each and every day.
Hell, the same holds true for elected officials at the state and local level in many parts of the country.
But why stop with them? If you need welfare then you have someone managing your finances by paying your bills for you. If that is the case then you should not be allowed to own a firearm.
It is time for the VA to change the rules. It is way past time that incompetence in these cases is determined by the courts and not bureaucrats who are paid bonuses for disarming veterans.
And it is well past time for government to stay out of our lives.
For those who think Obama has given up on disarming the people think again. All tyrants disarm the people before they can ruthlessly control them.
Never surrender, never submit.
Dec 2, 2014 Political
Several member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were on the floor of the House Monday and they put their hands up in the gesture that symbolizes the lack of honesty regarding the Michael Brown shooting. The facts in the case have been presented and there is evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Brown DID NOT put his hands up to surrender and he was not shot with his hands up.
That has not stopped the race baiters and members of the victim class who continue to use this gesture as if it actually happened. They have admitted that even though there is no evidence that Brown had his hands up they are still using the gesture as a sign of the movement.
Basically, they are continuing down a path shown to be false in order to push a false narrative and that is a gentle giant Teddy Bear of a man was ruthlessly murdered by a rogue white cop for the crime of being black.
It is a shame that Brown was murdered but he brought that on himself through his actions. Attack a man with a gun, especially a cop, and you are probably going to get shot.
I know a lot of people in the victim community like those in the CBC believe there is some large scale eradication of blacks by cops (particularly white cops) but this is not true. If you are a black male you are many times more likely to meet your demise at the hands of another black male than by those of a cop of any color. The facts are plain and easy to see. Black on black violence is a much larger problem, or to put it in the words of the CBC, an injustice.
Some members of the Saint Louis Rams (5 black players) entered the field on Sunday in the same hands up pose. They too were making a statement that was contrary to the facts in the case. Interestingly, the team was in contact with the police all week seeking assurances that its players and staff would be protected from protesters. They asked for protection from the police and then insulted police officers with that gesture.
I think it was appropriate for the members of Congress as well as those football players to raise their hands in a fashion indicative of surrendering to law enforcement because most of the members of both groups are criminals.
I do not know whether these acts upheld the tradition and decorum of the Congress but it was appropriate given the number of criminals in Congress. Most of these folks lie cheat and steal and they break all kinds of laws and rules each and every day. Hell, if they are not breaking the law they are condoning others doing so.
One other benefit of these members raising their arms so you can see their hands is that as long as they are visible you know they are not in your pockets.
As for the football players; while there are some good, decent human beings in the NFL a large number of them are or were criminals who have rap sheets that rival many gang members. The group has thieves, thugs, abusers and drug users/pushers. Several have been accused of murder (one is awaiting trial). The only difference between many of these guys and a street gang is the NFL has wealthier thugs who generally dress nicer.
So while all these folks have their hands up they could do us all a favor and surrender to the police and confess their crimes.
That would be the most useful use of this gesture since it reflects more accurately on these folks than what took place in Ferguson.
Never surrender, never submit.
Sep 8, 2014 Political
A quote attributed to Margaret Thatcher is; “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” For some reason the socialists don’t see it this way. It might be because the socialist politicians will not run out of their own money because any policies they enact would not affect them. Bernie Sanders is a socialist and he thinks we should tax the wealthy even more.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, called for a progressive estate tax on multi-millionaires and billionaires during a speech on Saturday. Washington Times
It is not bad enough that the wealthy pay the bulk of the taxes, Sanders would tax their estates (wealth that has already been taxed a number of times) to pay off the bills. Well, that is what he says but it just means more money for government to waste.
The wealthy follow the tax laws written by weathy people in Congress and those laws favor wealth because Congress critters do not like to pay taxes. They like YOU to pay taxes.
The best way to reduce the deficit and pay off our bills is to reduce spending.
It would also do us well to reform the tax code so that ALL wage earners pay a flat tax. Then the wealthy in Congress could not write laws that favor themselves and their friends and then scream about some alleged loophole when they want more money.
Sanders is an idiot who probably needs instructions to breathe.
Never surrender, never submit.
Aug 7, 2014 Political
Barack Obama is trying to get millions of new Democrat voters into the country through his open border policy. The manufactured crisis on the southern border is of his doing and is designed for two things. It is designed to get more people (read Democrat voters) in while stoking hatred toward Republicans who oppose illegals waltzing in and it is part of the Alinsky plan to overwhelm the system to bring about socialism.
Obama is not getting anywhere with the Congress divided so he has decided to take matters into his own hands. Obama will work to grant amnesty to these illegals sometime near the end of summer.
This might sit well with the pro illegal supporters and certain members of the Hispanic community but it will not sit well with Hispanics who came here legally and it will not sit well with Democrats facing tough reelections.
Yes the end of the summer timeframe puts the Executive action right before the midterm elections so that many frustrated voters can take out their anger on Democrats.
Even if these Democrats say they are not in favor of Obama’s actions they will be tied to him because he is a Democrat. Most people will also be able to see that most of these Democrats are being less than honest when they claim not to support the actions of the guy they have sided with so many times over the past six years.
It almost seems like Obama wants Republicans to take control of the Senate. If they do and keep control of the House (a near certainty) then there will be no obstruction to impeachment.
Oh no, he said the “I” word. Yes I did. Judge Andrew Napolitano recently stated that the lawsuit filed by Republicans in the House over Obama’s abuse of power will go nowhere and is a waste of time. The only real ways to stop Obama are to impeach him or take money away from him.
Neither of those options can happen as long as Harry Reid is in charge of the Senate. If Republicans take control then both options are on the table.
The Republicans would be wise to defund as much as they can and deny Obama as much as possible to control him. That, however, does not mean he should not be impeached. They should certainly do that as well.
Obama has violated the Constitution a number of times and an Executive action on immigration would be the icing on the cake. There are plenty of reasons to impeach so the articles might be as wordy as Obamacare.
Obama seems ignorant of what is going on. He seems to think he has some mandate to do something just because he was elected. He fails to see that he is one part of a three part government where each has separate but equal powers. He is also ignorant of or ignores the fact that he is acting outside his lane.
I think most of this is purposeful because he is not stupid and his handlers have managed him well. They have him moving forward with the plan to collapse the country and his job is to soften people up (the idiots among us are already soft) and he does so by repeating things that are untrue so many times people start to believe them.
He can say that folks don’t want him just standing around as many times as he wants but that does not make it so. However, it plants the seeds for when he acts. He can then say well I told you no one wanted me standing around and Congress will not help me so I went it alone. Pat me on the back, bow down and kiss my ring and then get out of my face serf.
Did he say they don’t want him standing around or hanging around?
Never surrender, never submit.