October 2013

October 28, 2013

By |October 28th, 2013|

“The America that has flourished for more than two centuries, is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama Administration.” – Dr. Thomas Sowell

 

The ACA (Affordable Care Act) is not affordable.  The statistics from nearly all the states show it’s more expensive.  Socialized medicine always turns into rationed healthcare, at a higher cost with longer waiting lines.  As an example of inept government solutions, let’s look at what we did with poverty – the same will happen with healthcare.

 

The war on poverty by our government has been going on for decades and has not helped.  Just in the last five years Obama has spent $3.7 trillion on welfare, plus the states have spent another $200 billion, and we have more poverty than ever, because it’s a hand out.  Compare the $3.7 trillion with the $797 billion spent in total on education, TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families), NASA, and SNAP (food assistance).  The CATO Institute discovered that expenditures on Medicaid, TANF, and SNAP in Hawaii averaged $49,000 per welfare household, and in the District of Columbia $43,000.  Expect the same costs and inefficiencies to occur in ObamaCare.  A competitive civilian market always produces more at a cheaper price – it’s called capitalism, and yes, profit is a good thing.  Government always operates at a loss.

 

The original cost of ObamaCare was $900 billion; it’s now $2.7 trillion and rising.
He said you could keep your present healthcare – he lied.
He said it would be $2500 cheaper – he lied.
He said the government shut down would cause us to default on our debt – he lied; even Greenspan said that was not true.

 

Also consider the lies with Benghazi, NSA, IRS, military generals being fired, etc.  All these should […]

October 21, 2013

By |October 21st, 2013|

“Let’s say somebody were and they wanted to destroy this nation.  I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained this country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military.  It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.” – Dr. Ben Carson

 

Now that we’ve all watched the media’s feeding frenzy concerning the shutdown and the impending doom of America, we all must be made aware that the deal to “avert default” and reopen the government is simply a Band-Aid on a huge wound that’s going to start bleeding once again in a few months.  Nothing was settled.  ObamaCare goes forward.  The IRS has the authority to keep spending if Congress and the President can’t solve their differences . . . and they won’t.  If they do, it will once again be more future debt, causing a bigger crash down the road.

 

China is already making plans to make their currency the international standard, because of our debt and printing of our dollars ($1 trillion a year) with nothing backing them other than the “full faith and credit” of the U. S. Government.  If that happens, our standard of living will change for the worse – rapidly – and it’ll be due to our government’s inability to stop spending money they don’t have.  It’s like a kid with an allowance that keeps borrowing from his buddies with no way to pay it back with his limited money.

 

Whatever happened to the Republican philosophy of shrinking government?  The largest growth of government spending is “entitlements” (I hate the term), and they […]

October 14, 2013

By |October 14th, 2013|

I’m always amazed at how gullible the masses are concerning the news media.  83% of the government was still working while 17% weren’t.  I suspect there is a greater percentage yet that is NOT essential.  To have all these employees of the government, who didn’t work during the shutdown, get their back pay is unconscionable.  This will make not working during the shutdown amount to a paid vacation – I have issues with this.  Civilian employers don’t do that, neither should the government.  But they’re special, and I’m sure we will never see what that unnecessary cost was.

 

The only way government will stop growing and spending is to turn off the money hose.  Just freezing the budget would do wonders in a few short years.  Truly government has only one propensity, and that is to grow in size and expenditure until too many are government workers and too few are supporting them.  When this continues too long, we end out exactly like Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (the PIGS).  Surely we are nearly there.  I anticipate higher interest rates and inflation, caused by the government’s printing of money to the tune of $1 trillion a year with nothing to back it up but the faith the American people have in it.

 

We should have been ahead of the news game, by explaining to the people that the House has the power of the purse, not the Senate or the President.  We should have explained beforehand that the President is the one who by his veto power shuts down the government, not the House or the republicans.  This was all very predictable.  We should have said it, printed it, emailed it, and hammered home what was about […]

October 02, 2013

By |October 2nd, 2013|

I’ve always said you that can tell where a person is going based on where they’ve been.  President Obama was raised by his mother primarily; however, his real father was a Muslim communist.  Likewise, his step father was also.  He was educated in Indonesia at a Muslim school and came to America on a foreign student visa.  As a result of his experiences he pushes us towards socialism.  He views that one person’s poverty is because of another’s success and wealth.

 

I’ll give the president this much credit:  Yes, the current federal government shutdown was totally preventable.  The democrats, and their media lapdogs, want you to believe that the federal shutdown (that began at around 1:00 a.m. yesterday) is the fault of the obstructionist republicans.  The reality, that you’ll never hear the president mention, is that the shutdown is the direct responsibility of the Senate Democrats and President Obama refusing to negotiate with the House Republicans regarding a basic constitutional responsibility.  If there’s an upside to this mess, it’s that we’re getting a first-hand demonstration of which federal departments, bureaus, agencies, and offices are truly a waste of the taxpayers’ monies.  My take is that the obviously non-essential functions of the federal government need to stay shut down, their staffs pink-slipped, their budgets zeroed-out, and their cabinet appointments pulled . . . and leave them that way.

 

America was not built on socialism.  It was built as a republic by men who fell to their knees in prayer to God (not Allah) and gave us the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  These two documents were formulated to prevent the very thing that’s happening today in America.  And while you’re at it, remember that the democrats are […]