Oct 11, 2013 Political
The Federal Government has shut down 17% of its operations and one would think the end of the world is near. The petulant child in the White House has been giving directives to departments to make the shutdown as painful as possible for the public. The Democrats have expressed that they “are winning” so they do not care how long it lasts. I have addressed that attitude before but suffice it to say they care not a bit about this country or the people in it. Obama has refused to negotiate and Harry Reid is making demands that he will not bend on.
They are out of control.
Certainly some things will shut down when the government is closed (or partly closed) but this government has shut down things that do not need to be shut down and it has done so for the sole reason of hurting people.
The government shut down a road that runs through federal property which caused school buses to stop taking kids to school. Buses are unable to use the alternate road so parents are forced to take their children to school. Government does not man the road but it decided to shut it down to make things tough.
Government has removed people from their own homes because those homes are located on federal property. People were forced by gun toting jack booted thugs of the government to leave their homes. Government does not pay for or maintain the homes but the owners had no choice.
Government shut down open air monuments and memorials that are never manned and cost nothing to visit. They barred veterans of WWII from visiting the open air WWII Memorial just to cause harm.
The government forced a bunch of old people on a bus trip to get back in a bus that was touring Yosemite after they stopped to take pictures. The people were allowed to go to their hotel rooms and were forced to stay in those rooms for a few days (they were NOT allowed out) as armed officers kept them under house arrest. They were then placed back on the bus and allowed to leave They were not permitted to stop at a rest place, usually frequented on those tours, to use the restrooms. Nothing they did cost the government money and they paid for the trip. This was done to hurt people.
People using campgrounds on federal property were forced to leave even though they paid to use the facilities, their presence does not cost the government and their money results in revenue to the Treasury. This was done to hurt people.
The stories go on and on and they all involve the government deliberately doing something that harms people. They claim it is because of the shutdown but the actions they are taking involve things that are not affected by the shutdown. This is all out of Rules for Radicals and it is all on the orders of Obama.
He told people to make it as unpleasant as possible.
Hell, Obama had the military commissaries shutdown even though 98% of their funds come from user fees. His regime did not pay death benefits to the families of warriors who died after 1 October just to use these grieving families as pawns.
What does any of this have to do with Obamacare?
Let us suppose that Obamacare was fully implemented and money was flowing all over paying for procedures and people were getting health care. Now this is fantasy because it will not run well but that does not matter. Just suppose it is up and running.
Do you for one second think that the petulant child in the White House would not use Obamacare to hurt people and make the shutdown even more painful?
He could simply say that all health care facilities are closed because the government is shut down and these facilities fall under a federal law and are getting federal money. Medicare is on autopilot so they really would have a hard time doing it with that but with Obamacare they could easily inflame the country and point fingers at the mean old GOP by shutting down facilities.
If anyone reading this thinks that Obama would not do just that then you would be a moron. He would do it in a New York City second.
Look at how many things he closed down that were never closed in other shutdowns. Look at how many things he closed that government has nothing to do with. The stated goal was to make it hurt and he could do that by shutting health facilities.
So those of you screaming that Obamacare is wonderful and should be left alone keep that in mind when it is used against you someday.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if a Republican president had a shutdown someday because Democrats would not agree to a budget and that president took a page from the Alinsky playbook that Obama uses and shut down the health clinics? None of you liberal morons would have grounds to say a thing because you are allowing Obama to do the very same thing right now.
The Democrats shut down the government. They refused to negotiate and they are holding America hostage. They are holding a gun to our heads.
That’s how good it is! ~ Ann Coulter
Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and all the others are radical terrorists who are out to destroy this country. They all belong in Gitmo with the rest of the terrorists.
As an aside, those of you who hate George Bush keep this in mind. There was not one day of government shutdown when he was in office.
One last thing. Why do liberals always scream that Social Security checks won’t go out and the military won’t get paid. We know SS is on autopilot and that the military will eventually get paid but the liberals like to use fear to make seniors, those who have been enslaved under Social Security, fearful of not getting a check.
If you are worried about your money and have no other means then perhaps you should learn to vote better. And buy lots of cat food.
One thing I never hear is that welfare checks might not go out. Liberals place a higher value on crack whores and welfare queens getting their checks than they do the seniors who paid in and the military who protect this nation.
Really not bright to threaten not to pay the people with all the tanks, jets, helicopters comprised of the finest fighting forces in the world. They can point their weapons in any direction and are sworn to protect and defend the Constitution, not politicians.
And that would be against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC.
Obama and his henchmen are domestic enemies.
Never surrender, never submit.
Dec 4, 2012 Political
Steny Hoyer, useless Congressman from Maryland, said that cuts to Social Security and Medicare should be on the table as part of the budget negotiation process. Apparently, a number of other Democrats believe that they should be looked at for spending reductions but should be addressed at a later date. Plink…
That was the sound of the can being kicked down the road.
Hoyer is saying that taking these items off the table is a bad place to start negotiations. He is correct in that and if he is actually serious about having them on the table then the negotiations can begin. However, he is a Democrat and that means he can’t be trusted.
Here is how I see it. Hoyer says these should be on the table and the other Democrats oppose. Republicans jump in and say; “now we’re talking” and then as the negotiations progress the affected constituents are bombarded with negative information from the Democrats who oppose and their lobbying arm at AARP.
The Republicans get blamed for trying to reduce granny’s check and the furor gets louder. Republicans cave, give Democrats tax increases with no real spending cuts because, well you know, they will come later (psst, they never do).
Then Hoyer and the Republican leadership step in front of cameras claiming they tried to do something about these runaway programs but could not so they struck the best deal they possibly could. They will complement each other, slap backs and say they did a great job.
Then they will adjourn for the holidays and Americans will be left with their shorts around their ankles.
Beware of Democrats bearing gifts. How many times do Republicans have to play Charlie Brown to the football holding Lucy before they wake up?
We do not have an income problem. We have a spending problem.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 14, 2012 Political
Senate majority Leader Harry Reid has fired the opening salvo in the lame duck session regarding the fiscal cliff that we are rapidly approaching. His first declaration was that the election is a mandate to raise taxes on the rich. I beg to differ and counter that we basically have the same government we had prior to the election and that means the American public wants a divided and gridlocked government. If Americans did not want the gridlock that existed then it would have changed the makeup of Congress.
Reid has further declared that Social Security is solvent for the time being and that it will not be part of any budget negotiations. What Reid is saying is that he will kick the can down the road.
Social Security and Medicare are in trouble. The government has, for decades, collected huge sums of money from workers via the Social Security insurance tax. Over the years far more was collected than was needed to pay retirees because there were far more young workers. The government took that money and put it in the general budget and issued an IOU to the trust fund. We are now at a point where more is being paid out than is coming in but there is no way to compensate for that without borrowing money because the money paid in has long been spent.
AARP released a poll that it took of its members and a majority of those members 50 and older indicated they did not want Social Security and Medicare included as part of the budget negotiation process. They want their benefits that were promised.
This lines up with what I have long said. Social Security and other programs like it are designed to get people dependent on government. The people surveyed are demonstrating that they do not care about the debt or any of the country’s other money problems so long as they get their checks. They are beholden to the nanny state to survive and this axe can be held over their heads to get them to comply with what government wants and can be used to scare them into voting for certain politicians. It is a shame that the elderly, like those on welfare, are held as slaves to government. Keep doing what government wants, keep voting the way it wants, and you can have your soup.
AARP and its members can say they want to keep their benefits and Harry Reid can claim that all is well but it will not be long before the reality of insolvency sets in and Congress will run around like their heads are on fire and their asses are catching in order to raise taxes to pay for the shortfall. By that time the game will be over. Like any Ponzi scheme, there is always an end game where a lot of people get screwed. No matter what AARP members want when there is no money they will get nothing.
Reid is also indicating that he is going into negotiations with the mindset that Congress will raise taxes on the rich. Reid said he feels that there is nothing wrong with asking the wealthy to pay a little more. His statement ignores the fact that the wealthy already pay most of the federal income taxes paid in this country. How much more is a fair share? How much of someone’s income is a fair amount to give? How much is fair when we know it will be wasted and that no matter how much they take it will not solve the debt problem?
The Democrat’s idea of bipartisan negotiations is that you have to agree with them and it is bipartisan. Disagree or work for something else and you are being an obstructionist.
For their part Republicans are indicating they are open to revenue increases (read increased taxes) as long as there are limits on spending. Those limits never come. Tax increases take place instantly and limits are delayed until they are deemed impractical and then never happen.
I think we should allow the Bush tax cuts to expire in their entirety. According to the Democrats they were only for the rich anyway so let them expire. As far as the other draconian measures that will cut many agencies and hurt contractors, well that is what they get for supporting Obama.
Pain is a great teacher and people need to feel that pain.
Never surrender, never submit.
Feb 4, 2012 Political
Those were the words Obama used when he was discussing the latest jobs numbers. Obama was telling members of Congress not to muck up the wonderful job Obama is doing with the economy. The problem with all this is that Republicans are not mucking things up and the jobs numbers are once again an illusion.
The 0.2% drop from 8.5% to 8.3% is not the result of more people getting work it is the result of a continually shrinking labor pool. The Obamabots and the BLS have figured the best way to get the numbers down is to stop counting. In that light we have seen the numbers drop slightly over the past few months and those numbers have dropped because there are fewer people in the labor pool.
In order to make Obama look really good this month 1.2 MILLION more people have been knocked off the labor rolls. That is right, 1.2 MILLION people have been knocked off the rolls in one month.
Look for this trend to continue as the regime works to make it appear as if things are getting better when they are not. Keep in mind that just because these 1.2 MILLION people (who are only a small part of the total number) are no longer counted as part of the labor pool does not mean they are not people who need money and need a job. They are just people who are not counted so the numbers will look better.
The real unemployment rate is well above 10% but, as with anything involving numbers, the data can be manipulated to portray whatever is desired. Obama strung the country along for three years and now that he wants to be reelected numbers will be manipulated to make it look as if things are working.
We have 5 TRILLION dollars in new debt since this man took office. In just three years he surpassed the debt George Bush left us after eight and his policies have been complete failures. This does not even take into account the disaster we will see once Obamacare takes effect. Hell, why do you think they set it up to take place after the 2012 election?
We cannot afford four more years of Obama particularly when he will not have to worry about being reelected. He has led us down the path of ruin and if he gets four more years he will destroy us.
If we can’t get rid of him we need to ensure that the Congress is completely in the hands of the Republican party so we can do to him what Jesse Jackson wanted to do.
Yes, Barack Obama told Republicans not to muck this up. His party has failed to pass a budget in over 1000 days and Harry Reid said the Senate will not pass one this year. Another election year act of cowardice. Republicans need to tell Obama and Reid that NOTHING will be considered until a budget is passed and signed, period.
One other thing. While Obama was finger wagging about mucking things up he said:
They just need to get it done. It shouldn’t be that complicated. Now is not the time for self-inflicted wounds to our economy. Now is the time for action. Breitbart
The 2% cut Obama wants continued is the cut in Social Security that workers pay. The Social Security Ponzi scheme is in serious financial trouble and will be insolvent in a decade as politicians continue to use the money collected to expand government and drive us into bankruptcy. Cutting from the fund that is already in financial trouble is the very definition of a self inflicted wound. This will have to be addressed in the future but by then we will probably be at the point of no return with Obama demanding a 100% tax on rich people who will be defined as anyone who makes money.
We have a person with no leadership experience and a Socialist philosophy running the country into the ground.
His handlers must be proud and there is no doubt his mother and father would be proud. After all, they came from a long line of Socialists and Communists.
We need to vote this man out of office (along with the rest of the idiots in his party) or we need to have our own occupy movement, one that they definitely will not like.
Our Founders would be shooting by now…
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 27, 2011 Political
Congress does not know how to manage money. That is a plain simple fact of life that simply cannot be rationalized away no matter how hard one tries (and Congress critters try). They have shown it time and again by spending more than we pay in taxes and then raising taxes to cover their inability to manage money. They continue to raise taxes and spend more until someone comes along and manages to get taxes lowered.
Then revenues increase and what happens? The Congress spends even MORE!
Social Security is another example of their inability to manage money. They extorted money from our paychecks because we are too stupid to save for our own futures. Then they supposedly put that money away to actually pay us when we retire. The problem is, Congress saw trillions of dollars sitting there gathering dust while waiting to be paid to retirees and decided to add it to the general fund and, you guessed it, spend it. The so called Social Security trust fund holds nothing more than nearly three trillion dollars in IOUs that are worthless.
Sure, they are backed by the full faith and credit of the US Government but there is little faith in our government because we borrow 40% of every dollar we spend.
We now have another example of the inability of Congress to manage money. Congress has raided the money that is supposed to pay for Obamacare. Millions of dollars have been taken from the Obamacare funds in order to pay other bills or to spend on one pet project or another.
I think Obamacare will be ruled unconstitutional but if it is not what happens when it comes time to pay for it? What happens to this magical law that is supposed to pay for itself? What happens to that cost curve?
Congress will claim there is not enough money and that taxes need to be raised or services cut or both.
All because Congress cannot properly manage money.
We need radical change in DC and we can start by replacing all those members of Congress who have been there more than one term.
Never surrender, never submit.