Monday, August 31, 2009
A new Rasmussen Reports national phone survey finds that nearly 60% of all American’s would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again if they could vote today.
Two words describe this Administration and Congress: EPIC FAIL.
The Democrat Congress’ passage of the hugely unpopular $700 billion bailout plan under Bush, the Auto-Industry bailouts, Congress’ $410 “discretionary spending” bill passed immediately after the Banking bailouts, the “economic stimulus” which added another $1.7 TRILLION dollars to the National Debt and now Health Care have all contributed to the major negative numbers for this Congress.
To say this Congress spends like a bunch of drunken sailor’s would be giving drunken sailors a bad name! At Least the sailors stop when they run out of money!
Further damn’ing Congress is that 59% of American’s believe Congress is grossly overpaid, and the fact that American’s believe they understand the “health care reform” legislation than their own elected representatives do.
Further, 59% believe that Congress is “in it for their own benefit” to help their friends, and that big political donor’s get “more than their money back” in terms of favors from Congress.
Now the bad news: every election cycle more than 90% of Congress gets re-elected each election. People typically “hate Congress” but love their own Congressman. This attitude is what has to change in order to take this government back in 2010. It’s truly time to drain the swamp, or we’ll have no other recourse than a full-on revolution.
Why do I say “full on revolution?” Because in the same Rasmussen poll, 50% of voters say the election laws are rigged in favor of Congressional incumbents.
Seems at least 50% of the country is fully awake and with numbers like this, ACORN can’t help Obama steal elections forever.
Source: Rasmussen Poll – 57% would like to replace entire Congress
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Rent-A-Cop Posing As Police Officer Must Be FIRED
It turns out that Wesley Cheeks Jr. the alleged “officer” in yesterday’s post and video isn’t a police officer at all!
Phone calls to the County of Fairfax Police Department in Reston Virginia confirmed that Mr. Cheeks is a a rent-a-cop “security guard” for the Fairfax County, Virginia Public School System.
As a lowly security guard, Mr. Cheeks had no legal authority whatsoever to threaten to arrest any anti-Obama protesters at Congressman Jim Moran’s (D. – Virginia) “health care town hall” on August 25th. In fact, Cheeks had no authority whatsoever (other than that which he appointed himself) to tell anyone protesting at Congressman Jim Moran’s “health care town hall” which signs they could – or could not hold.
Clearly Mr. Cheek’s is committed several legal violations, the most notable of which are impersonating a police officer by threatening to arrest protesters, and violating or conspiring to violate the First Amendment Constitutional Rights of the protesters in attendance.
Mr. Cheeks needs to learn the law, and we’d like to encourage our readers to help him do so. What better way than to have this rogue rent-a-cop directly interact with “the system” he pretended to represent?
Mr. Cheek’s boss with the Fairfax County School System – Security Services division is named Carl Davis. He can be reached at 571.423.1200, the 24 hour dispatch “hot line.” The Chief Security Coordinator (Davis’ boss) is named Jim McLain, his direct dial is 7083.658.3769.
At a minimum, Wesley Cheeks Jr. should be fired for overstepping his “authority” and for violating the first amendment rights of those who were protesting. That is if they want to avoid a multi-million class action lawsuit.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Bill Would Give President “Emergency Power” To Shut Off ‘Net
S. 773 if passed would give Barack Hussein Obama, an avid anti-free speech President new powers to shut off parts of the internet during so-called “cyber security” emergencies.
The bill would require that networks in the private sector be managed by those who have attained a “government certification or license” to run them.
S. 773 does not define what a “cyber security” emergency is, nor does it limit the powers the President may have in issuing an executive order to shut down private networks.
Advocates of this obamanation claim this bill is ‘vital to protect the national interest’ and equate it to the powers Bush had to shut down airports and ground aircraft during the attack of 9-11.
Probably the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to "direct the national response to the cyber threat" if necessary for "the national defense and security." The White House is supposed to engage in "periodic mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government. ("Cyber" is defined as anything having to do with the Internet, telecommunications, computers, or computer networks.)
“Mapping private networks?” By who? None other than Government Certified “cyber security experts” that’s who. Paid for by private enterprises, reporting to the Government on all private industry activities, just like what happens in CHINA!!
Make no mistake about this one folks, Obama doesn’t like the opposition he’s running into. His entire political career was built on eliminating his opposition so he could run in a “clear field.” His actions, enabled by such liberals as Sen. Jay Rockefeller only go to further Obama’s desire to control everything.
DHS Announces New Electronic Search At Borders
Computers, Ipods, Blackberry’s, Papers to be inventoried
While American’s are distracted by Obama-Care, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) yesterday announced new directives to “enhance and clarify” how searches of computers and other ‘electronic media.’
The new announcement allow the DHS to develop automated tools to do comprehensive searches and inventory all types of electronic devices including laptops, blackberry devices, ipods and yes, even hard copies of files that a “citizen” may be carrying.
Brings a whole new meaning to “Your Papers Please!” doesn’t it?
“It Ain’t America No Mo’ Ok?”
Meet officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. of the Reston Virginia Police Department.
Officer Cheek’s didn’t like an anti-Obama sign at a “health care town hall” sponsored by Congressman Jim Moran (D. VA) and ordered one of the protesters to put it down.
That sign was just like this one.
Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. then goes on to tell the protester if he displays the sign again, he’ll be arrested and charged with trespassing.
Does Officer Wesley know the law or doesn’t he? Trespassing?
Why can’t the sign be displayed? Because Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. said so! Aren’t you curious as to why Officer Cheeks doesn’t like this sign?
It ain’t America no mo’.
Officer Cheeks should be fired. Plain and simple as that.
We encourage our readers to call the Reston, Virginia police department to voice their concerns with this officer’s behavior and denial of someone’s First Amendment Rights by threatening to arrest them.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Demands ID Before Allowing Questions at Town HallAt a townhall meeting today, Congressman Jim Moran (D. VA) demanded to see the ID of a constituent before allowing him to pose a question. The Democrats are desperate, taking any measure they think they can get away with in shutting down public debate over healthcare.
Moran accused the gentleman in the video of being an “imposter” from outside his district.
The problem for Congressman Moran is, he’s just demonstrated exactly why an ID validating one’s citizenship is needed to stop voter fraud in this country. Of course the Democrats would never allow that to happen, they might not win another election if they did!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Backlash Against GM, Chrysler For Taking Taxpayer DollarsIn what can only be described as a major blow to “Government Motors” (GM) and Chrysler Corporation, the “Cash for Clunkers” program failed to produce a single top-ten best seller from either car maker.
The top selling models were:
- Toyota Corolla
- Honda Civic
- Toyota Camry
- Ford Focus FWD
- Hyundai Elantra
- Nissan Versa
- Toyota Prius
- Honda Accord
- Honda Fit
- Ford Escape FWD
Top ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Trade-Ins
- Ford Explorer 4WD
- Ford F150 Pickup 2WD
- Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD
- Ford Explorer 2WD
- Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD
- Jeep Cherokee 4WD
- Chevrolet Blazer 4WD
- Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 2WD
- Ford F150 Pickup 4WD
- Ford Windstar FWD Van
No doubt backlash against both GM and Chrysler for taking billions of dollars of taxpayer money was at the front of buyer’s minds in choosing Toyota, Honda, Ford, Hyundai and Nissan models first.
Gotta love it when American’s vote with their dollars and manage to strike a blow at both the Obama Administration for seizing control of GM and Chrysler, and repudiate the Union’s who messed up these once great car companies at the same time.
Federal Reserve: Real U.S. Unemployment Rate at 16%The real US unemployment rate is 16 percent if persons who have dropped out of the labor pool and those working less than they would like are counted, a Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.
"If one considers the people who would like a job but have stopped looking -- so-called discouraged workers -- and those who are working fewer hours than they want, the unemployment rate would move from the official 9.4 percent to 16 percent, said Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart.
He underscored that he was expressing his own views, which did "do not necessarily reflect those of my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee," the policy-setting body of the central bank.
Lockhart pointed out in a speech to a chamber of commerce in Chattanooga, Tennessee that those two categories of people are not taken into account in the Labor Department's monthly report on the unemployment rate. The official July jobless rate was 9.4 percent.
Lockhart, who heads the Atlanta, Georgia, division of the Fed, is the first central bank official to acknowledge the depth of unemployment amid the worst US recession since the Great Depression. Lockhart said the US economy was improving but "still fragile," and the beginning stages of a sluggish recovery were underway.
"My forecast for a slow recovery implies a protracted period of high unemployment," he said, adding that it would be difficult to stimulate jobs through additional public spending.
Lockhart noted that construction and manufacturing had been particularly hard hit in the recession that began in December 2007 and predicted some jobs were gone for good. Prior to the recession, he said, construction and manufacturing combined accounted for slightly more than 15 percent of employment. But during the recession, their job losses made up more than 40 percent of all US job losses. "In my view, it is unlikely that we will see a return of jobs lost in certain sectors, such as manufacturing," he said.
"In a similar vein, the recession has been so deep in construction that a reallocation of workers is likely to happen -- even if not permanent." Payroll employment has fallen by 6.7 million since the recession began, more than 5 million of which have occurred since Obama won the election in November, 2008.
Editor’s Note: See The Truth About The Obama Economy for correct interpretation of when the Recession really began. This spin about the recession being Bush’s fault has to stop sometime. Democrats seized control of the Senate in 2007 after winning the 2006 election. Their first Federal Budget took effect January 1, 2008 which coincides perfectly with the first monthly job-losses that began in … January 2008. The Democrat controlled Congress and their wild spending and explosive Federal Budget are responsible for creating and furthering this recession. Bush’s last Federal Budget had a $400 billion dollar deficit, all approved by the Democrat House & Senate (including Barack Obama, who voted in favor.) The Federal Budget Deficit for 2009 is now approaching 2 TRILLION dollars, all of which is being spent by Obama and the Democrats. This recession won’t end until Government spending is stopped.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Unions To Give And Receive Bailouts!In a move that puts the fox in charge of the hen house, Barack Hussein Obama appointed Denis Hughes, president of the AFL-CIO in New York as the head of the New York Federal Reserve board today.
This means Unions are not only in charge of blowing our valuable taxpayer dollars vis a vis Obama’s shady economic bailout scheme’s, the Unions are in charge of allocating taxpayer dollars to themselves!
Hughes has zero financial experience nor does he have any education that would qualify him for this position. “Brother Hughes” as he’s known on the AFL-CIO’s website has a B.S. degree from the “Harry Van Arsdale School of Labor Studies” at Empire State College.
Harry Van who? Empire State … what? B.S. alright.
Denis Hughes is one of the AFL-CIO’s political operatives responsible for delivering near lock-step voting by Union members for Obama. To say that Obama is rewarding Hughes for his “contributions” to his campaign would be a gross understatement.
Given the history of the AFL-CIO’s strong arm thug tactics against those who oppose them, is there anyone on the planet who thinks that those institutions that come before the Fed expecting fair treatment will receive it from the likes of Denis Hughes? This is a guy who made his living out of strong-arming costly concessions in labor contracts against corporate America!
What will happen to those companies who seek capital to expand operations out of the various labor unions reach? Will they get fair treatment, or will union issues dominate the New York Fed’s monetary policy and agenda?
This latest move by Obama in rewarding his union thug friends is a recipe for economic disaster in this country. Need proof? One only needs to look at GM and Chrysler to see the damage union’s have done to this country’s once great automobile industry, and that’s just the latest example.
Remember to look for the union label (and avoid buying Union Made!)
Union Boss Takeover of American Government Continues
NY Fed’s Denis Hughes: Not your Grandfathers Labor Union
NY Fed Names AFL-CIO Leader as Chairman of the Board
Pay Day for UnionsI wrote more than a month ago that the reason the Unions want Socialized health care so badly is because they’ll reap the benefits of it. For most unions, retiree’s have to pay a portion of their continuing health care benefits as they transition to retirement. Most union’s have complained about the rising costs to their retiree’s and have turned to negotiating more costly labor contracts (See: Ford, GM, Chrysler.)
The Obama Administration is directly rewarding the labor unions by giving them another $10 billion dollars of taxpayer money to keep their health care plans through retirement – without any cuts or benefits changes.
Buried on page 65 of the 1,017 pages of HR 3200, the House's health care reform bill, and in a Senate bill as well, stands a $10 billion entitlement to keep pensions for unions like United Auto Workers as shiny and gold-plated as the day Detroit executives signed off on them.
Steelworkers, municipal employees, teachers and other union retirees will benefit from what the bills call "Reinsurance Programs for Retirees." The $10 billion cash infusion is intended to refinance Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Associations (VEBA) insurance (at Tax Payer expense) to continue coverage for unions' early retirees in restructurings.
Is this yet another reward by the Obama Administration for union support to get him elected?
In the words of a famous Alaskan, “you betcha!”
Read the rest at Investors Business Daily
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Federal Reserve Must Disclose Recipients of Taxpayer Bailouts
Here come the judge!
With more than $2 TRILLION dollars in run-away Federal Spending at the hands of Barack Hussein Obama, a Federal Judge ruled late last night that the Federal Reserve must make public reports about all recipients of emergency loans (taxpayer bailouts) under programs created to address the “current financial crisis.”
What Congress and Obama have thus far refused to do, a federal judge has ordered transparency in how taxpayer dollars are being spent!
This means that Bernanke must immediately begin reporting who received taxpayer dollars in all the “bailout schemes” and how much they received.
This long awaited “transparency” was promised by the Obama Administration back in February but never materialized. Less than 5% of all bailout monies have been disclosed on government websites to date.
We cannot wait until the level of absolute corruption that has been wrought by this administration’s wild and wreckless spending is finally exposed.
Monday, August 24, 2009
“Re-Branding” Health Care Reform to Health Insurance Company Reform Transparent SHAM to American Public
The number of the nation’s voters that now strongly disapprove of Barack Hussein Obama’s inept Presidency has plummeted to 27% – that’s down four percentage points in a single week.
The number that now strongly disapprove of Obama is now 41%. This marks the first time Obama has passed the 40% disapproval rating.
To put things in to perspective (and you won’t see this on the news!) Obama’s “strong approval” rating is now worse than George W. Bush’s was as Bush left office!!
Obama’s –14 Presidential Approval Index rating now exceeds his previous low of –12 which was set on July 30th (See Rasmussen Reports Trends)
As Obama keeps the focus on socializing medicine, the focus of the American voter remains on the skyrocketing Federal Debt and Deficit under Obama’s watch. Last Friday evening’s news dump that the Federal Deficit is expected to reach 9 TRILLION dollars by 2019, which is up nearly 2 TRILLION from previous projections has the voting public very uneasy about any more spending plans by Obama.
To that point, 40% of voters now say cutting the deficit is the most important while just 21% say health care is the top priority.
Credit: Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll, August 23rd, 2009
Other Articles of Interest:
Washington Post: Health Care Reform Un-Constitutional
Why Are American’s So Pissed Off?
Every once in awhile the lamestream media actually gets one right.
An ABC/Washington Post poll from June showed people preferred "smaller government with fewer services" over "larger government with more services" by 54% to 41%, up from 50%-45% a year earlier (independents were even more pronounced, at 61%-35%). A Rasmussen poll from April showed that 77% of Americans preferred a "free market" economy over a "government managed" economy, up seven percentage points from just last December. A July CBS poll found that 52% of Americans think that Obama is trying to do "too much."
After 11 months of federal bailouts and freakouts, Americans have become bone tired of panicky power grabs from Washington. It's the big government, stupid.
The message of the various Tea Party protests, which predated this summer's ahistorical media panic over town hall "lynch mobs," has been pretty simple, says Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the nonprofit that has helped organize the protests, told Reason magazine this spring. "It was: stop spending so much money, stop borrowing so much money, and stop bailing out people who were irresponsible."
It's a reality that surely haunts the politically sensitive Obama administration: Ever since George W. Bush first tried to cram the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) down the throats of largely unwilling citizens, bailouts of failed institutions, from AIG to American Axle, have been enormously unpopular.
Top 10 Obama Government Grabs
1. The Stimulus ($787 billion) Making government the nation's largest employer.
2. The Omnibus ($410 billion) Now largely forgotten, this porktastic piece of leftover Bush legislation passed in March without so much as a peep from a new administration that campaigned nobly against earmarks and fiscal irresponsibility.
3. Health Care Reform ($1 trillion?) The white whale of Obama's domestic agenda; currently under threat from all sides of every aisle.
4. Cap and Trade. Not yet law, and less likely to become so now that health care reform has hit the skids, this House-approved legislation would nonetheless make producing and consuming energy much more expensive, adding an estimated $1,100 per household by 2050, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
5. Antitrust lawsuits against Google, et al. Not on everyone's radar screen yet, but the new head of the Justice Department's antitrust division has recently said, regarding everyone's favorite free search engine, that "I think you are going to see a repeat of Microsoft."
6) Pay Czar As part of the federalization of commerce, the Obama administration appointed a "Special Master for Compensation" to review the top salaries of executives at firms receiving bailout money. This will surely debase their global competitiveness.
7. Turning Pell Grants into an entitlement. This, like the recently terminated Cash-for-Clunkers program, will doubtlessly prove popular (as most federal programs that give away "free" money usually are), but the Student Aid and Financial Responsibility Act will, if passed, make the federal government the last big provider of student loans in America.
8. Having the Food and Drug Administration regulate tobacco.
This Philip Morris-backed development, which will reduce the nicotine content of cigarettes, will keep safer tobacco products off the market while imposing onerous marketing restrictions.
9. Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Unclear how it will all shake out, but the federal government is preparing steps for unprecedented regulation of all consumer finance transactions. Already, payday lenders are being chased into the black market, and New York is losing its luster as an international capital for finance. (By the way, Garage Sale Czar, anyone? See Saturday, Aug. 21st blog entry.)
10. Federal Trade Commission overreach. Again off most radar screens, the former Ralph Naderite who now runs the FTC's Consumer Protection Division has announced intentions to crack down on companies deemed to violate consumer privacy, even if no consumers are complaining.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Depression, disability, and "being a financial burden" could constitute "Lebensunwerte Leben" (Life Unworthy of Life) in U.S. Government end of life planning document
During the Democrat’s first failed attempt at seizing control of the Nation’s health care industry in 1993, led by then “first lady” Hillary Rodham Clinton, a document titled “Your Life, Your Choices” was published and promoted through the Veteran’s Administration as it’s preferred “living will” throughout it’s network of hospitals and nursing homes.
The Obama administration has now resurrected this document and is directing the Veteran’s Administration to use it in planning the health care of our military veterans, of old wars and Iraq and Afghanistan.
These COWARDS in the Obama Administration want to literally pull the plug on our War Hero’s and veterans!
On page 21 of this 53 page obamanation, numerous questions are asked of those veterans living in pain under various physical conditions, prompting responses varying from “difficult to acceptable” to live with the condition to ….. “not worth living.” But don’t take our word for it, you can download the “Your Life, Your Choices” right from the Veteran’s administration website and see for yourself!
This 53 page book is really the Death Book for Veterans.
This administration should be ashamed at using such materials on our living and returning from current war, HEROES that defend this nation’s freedom’s. Questions in this booklet are clearly presented in a way to steer those who use it toward predetermined conclusions, much like a political push-poll. The predetermined conclusion the Govenrment wants our Veterans and war hero’s to reach? “Not worth living.”
For Obama to claim that there’s no “death panels” in his health care plan is a bold faced LIE.
The “hurry up and die” already message throughout “Your life, your choices” is simply disgusting. No wonder right-thinking American’s are up in arms about Obama’s plans for Nationalized Health Care.
45% approval rating and sinking in the latest polls. Keep talking about health care, Barry. Keep talking.
Air America Turns on Barack Hussein Obama
Listen as Air America wakes up to the FRAUD that is President Obama:
“What if those people out there screaming and breaking up the discussion at town hall meetings are correct?
The same “Air America” that rejoiced on air for days after Obama was elected are now questioning themselves. “What if they are right?”
Who are the “they” they’re talking about? Those who’ve protested Obama’s plans to seize control of the health care industry – you and I. That’s how. Of course we’re right, we know a fascist when we see one!
I implore you to listen to the very end, so when the next time someone on the extreme liberal left accuses every day American citizens of using terms like “fascist” – we have an example of the fringe left using it on themselves.
The Obama Administration Friday Night News Dump
At approximately 10:20 PM EST on Friday August 21st, the Obama Administration finally released their federal budget deficit projections as required by law for the next 10 years.
Guess what? Obama’s big government spending plans including that for socialized healthcare will drive the annual federal budget deficit up by $2 TRILLION dollars more than originally estimated. The new projection, to be announced on Tuesday, is for a cumulative 2010-2019 deficit of $9 trillion instead of the $7 trillion previously estimated.
Ten year budget forecasts are typically volatile and subject to change over time, however this isn’t going to bode very well for Obama and Congress’ plans to dramatically increase Federal Spending as they seek to seize control of our nation’s health care system.
No wonder American’s are suffering from high anxiety over this so-called “President’s” wild and wreckless spending ways.
Source: New York Times (Not exactly a “right wing” publication)
Fed’s Cracking Down on …… Garage Sales?
If you’re having a garage sale, church rummage sale, or if you’re an owner/operator of a re-sale shop such as Goodwill you’d best beware: you may be breaking a new federal law which prohibits the second hand sale of “dangerous” and “defective” products.
What are these “dangerous” and “defective” products? Anything that may have been re-called by its manufacturer.
What’s this nanny state becoming, and what’s next, a Garage Sale Czar??
Friday, August 21, 2009
I guess it’s about time Obama took a page from the Clinton’s handbook. Now because his own party is fractured over seizing control of each of our health care, Obama blames Republican’s ala Hillary Clinton’s desperate screed of “It’s a right-wing conspiracy!”
I must’ve woken up in a different country this morning as just yesterday the Democrats had SUPER MAJORITIES in both the House and Senate and didn’t need a single Republican vote to pass a damn’ thing in either the House or Senate.
Appearing on the Michael Smerconish radio show, Mr. Obama said he would "love to have more Republicans engaged and involved in this process," but he vowed to win the battle, with or without support from the minority party in Congress.
What a great strategy this incompetent community organizer of a President has: blame Republican’s for his own failures, then claim how much he’d “love” to have them support him.
Let’s be clear: Obama’s failures are of his own making. His “I won, that’s why” arrogant attitude shows more each passing day and that’s just one of the reasons his ‘popularity’ is down to 45%.
Speaking of Obama’s Polls …..
America is certainly waking up. The more this buffoon takes to the airwaves to talk about his plans to run our health care, the less popular he becomes.
The fact is this: American’s have seen how grossly mismanaged “cash for clunkers” was, and they can easily associate how bad the Government would manage health care.
Keep talking Obama. Keep talking
Obama: “We are God’s partners in matters of life and death”
Speaking to religious leaders yesterday imploring them to support his plans to seize control of the nation’s health care system, Obama told them that “we are God’s partners in matters of life and death” citing a Rosh Hashanah prayer that says “it is decided who shall live and who shall die.”
Apparently, these decisions are no longer above Obama’s paygrade. Unlike before the November 2008 elections where Obama claimed that the decision of abortion is “above his paygrade” he seems perfectly content now to decide who’ll live and who’ll die through government controlled and rationed (based on “social justice”) health care.
Did this country elect a God, or did we elect a President?
Yet more proof of why this arrogant buffoon is sinking in the polls.
There is no “right wing conspiracy” to torpedo this Presidency, every time this arrogant prick opens his mouth he sinks himself.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
If this video doesn’t take the cake, I don’t know what does. Talk about demagoging an issue!
Then there’s his favorite “Reverend Jeremiah Wright” who in Obama’s own words at the end of this clip is the finest the black church has to offer.
The hits just keep on coming from Obama.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Think Again, It’s Been Re-Named “Public Co-Ops”
The trial balloon floated over the weekend by Obama was that the “public option is a small part – a sliver – of a comprehensive plan.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. The Public Option as it’s been called is the cornerstone of the Obama Administration’s plans to ultimately achieve a single-payer system. As Obama himself said back in 2003 in front of the SEIU, achieving a “single payer” system (now known as “public option”) wouldn’t happen overnight. See here for yourself:
Public Option is now “Public Co-Ops.” Public Co-Ops as they are currently being discussed will be large pools maintained within individual states, backed by federal funding.
But wait! you may say to yourself – isn’t that the same thing as a Public Option? Yes, it is. A rose by any other name is still a rose.
Obama is still maintaining the goal of a single payer system. While “public option” has gained itself a bad name, “public co-ops” is a new term that most haven’t heard of yet, and is simply a re-packaging and re-branding of an already failed idea.
While the Obama Administration may (or may not ….) have given up on “public option” it’s important to remember to ignore what they say, watch what they do.
Obama Approves OffShore Drilling
For Brazil, Not United States
While gasoline prices continue to rise again here in the U.S. the Obama Administration has approved lending to Brazil’s state owned oil company, Petrobras to explore for oil in the Tupi oil field in the Santos basin near Rio de Janiero.
Why not fund drilling off-shore in the United States? After all, the ban on offshore drilling expired last year, before Obama became President and we have known reserves off the east coast and in the Gulf of Mexico that can be tapped into fairly easily.
So why are we funding Brazil, and creating Brazilian jobs when we could be exploring and creating our own desperately needed jobs here in the United States?
It just baffles the mind what this “President” must be thinking on this one.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Another “Health Care Town Hall” Gone Bad for Obama
Yesterday in Grand Junction Colorado where Obama held yet another “Town Hall” on the Government’s plan to seize control of each and every citizens health care to enforce rationing and death panels, college student Zak Lane from the University of Colorado challenges Obama to an Oxford style debate.
Obama feeling a bit “froggy” jumps on the opportunity to smack down Zak Lane by answering his question. Lane’s question “how in the world can a private corporation providing insurance compete with an entity that doesn’t have to worry about making a profit, does not have to pay local property taxes or is subject to local regulations compete with that?”
Obama never answers the question directly because he can’t explain how his “plan” increases competition in the first place. All he can do is acknowedge that Zak Lane’s question “is a good one.” Again, Obama cannot answer teh question.
Zak Lane understands one thing that Obama does not: the best way to drive down costs in this economy is to increase competition. The Obama Administration’s plan doesn’t do that. It creates a false “competitor” which will eventually be backed by the hardworking taxpaying citizens of this country just like the Banking and Auto industry bailouts. Anyone who believes otherwise is simply a fool.
Speaking of Health Care “Reform” ….
Obama said yesterday in Colorado that there is “no silver bullet” to fix health care.
We all know that’s true, so then the question is exactly why is this Government trying so hard to force us all into a single-payer system, that’s proven to be a failure in every country it’s been tried in?
The reality is this: If you’re a woman living in Canada or the United Kingdom or anywhere else in Europe, and you’re diagnosed with stage three or above breast cancer it’s guaranteed that you’re going to die in a year or less. In America, if you’re that same woman you have an 80% chance or better of living five years or more.
If America’s health system is so bad and so broken that it needs a complete overhaul then exactly why do people from around the world come here for life-saving treatment?
Obama can’t answer that one either.
Rasmussen: 54% Oppose Obama, House Health Care “Reform” Proposals
The news just keeps getting worse for “The One” lately. With each passing “Town Hall” more and more American’s reject the idea of Government Run Health Care & Rationing.
For Independents, those not affiliated with either political party, a whopping 66% prefer no legislative action.
The biggest group that rejects Obama’s plans are in the $40,000 - $75,000 per year income earners.
Surprisingly, Democrat support for Obama’s plan has dropped to 60%, from last month’s 79% support. Obama is losing support in his own party.
Clearly the more the public learns of Obama’s plans to seize control of our private health care and enforce government rationing the more his plans are rejected.
American’s Prefer Tort Reform Over Health Care Reform
Two-thirds of Americans would like to see health care costs cut in ways different than President Barack Obama and Congress are considering in their health insurance reform plans.
The majority of respondents believe national tort reform laws to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals will be the most effective way to lower health care costs, according to a national survey by message research firm M4 Strategies.
In a poll of 1,001 U.S. residents conducted from July 24-27, when asked which would likely have a greater impact in reducing Americans’ health care costs, 45% of respondents said national tort reform would be most effective and 16% said they did not know.
About 40% said free health insurance for the poor would have the most impact. The survey has a 3.1% margin of error.
“It’s clear that Americans aren’t buying Obama’s claim that his health care plan will reduce long term health care costs,” said Chris St. Hilaire, president of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based M4 Strategies. “More people also believe that tort reform, which Obama opposes, is a better way to cut costs than what he’s proposing.”
Source: Insurance & Financial Advisor
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Debunking the 47 million myth
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently completed its own study on just who the “47 million uninsured” are in America, and their results simply blow away the mantra by the extreme left wing liberal left and their willing co-whores in the media, who’ve been shilling for complete “health care reform.”
According to the Congressional Budget Office survey, here are the actual statistics on the “47 million” that are uninsured in America:
18 million of the uninsured make more than $50,000 a year. The majority (10 million) make $75,000 a year or more. This group of individuals or families could otherwise afford to pay for their own health insurance but choose not to. Why should the taxpayers of this country foot the bill for them?
Another 10 million of the ‘uninsured’ are in this country illegally and are not American citizens according to the CBO, and wouldn’t have health insurance anyway. Again, why should the taxpayers of this country foot the bill for them? They don’t belong here, deport them – it’s cheaper!
For those of you keeping count, 48 million – 28 million leave us with 20 million.
Now who are these 20 million that lack insurance?
For starters, approximately 15 million of them are the chronically “uninsured” meaning the poor to low income American’s. These Americans however are already fully eligible for ‘free’ health insurance through government programs that already exist – notably Medicare and Medicaid.
The remaining 5 million are children of parents who would otherwise have health care insurance if only their stupid parents would enroll in the Medicare or Medicaid programs that are already available to them!
So why does Obama and the Democrats along with their willing co-whores in the media continue to propagate the 47 million people are uninsured lie?
Because without such a large number, there would be no “urgency” for the Government to seize control of health care and “reform” the system.
The facts are this. First, Obama’s “plan” would cost a minimum of $1.5 TRILLION dollars in debt that the Government does not have to spend. Why should we believe the $1.5 TRILLION dollar cost when the “Cash for Clunkers” program spent 3x as much as the Government originally budgeted, and they couldn’t manage that “program” right to begin with?
Second, the CBO estimates that if Obama’s plan were put into action, there would be ZERO cost savings, and in fact the costs could be much higher than what Obama is saying.
Third, also according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Offive, Obama’s plan would simply explode the size of government growth and create a large ‘secondary insurance’ market, meaning health care costs for all citizens would go up more than double that which we pay today.
Fourth and finally, Obama’s plan would leave nearly 17 MILLION American’s uninsured once his plan was fully implemented.
Now I ask you, which is better: Having the 18 million American’s who don’t have insurance automatically enrolled in Medicare/Medicaid which they already qualify for anyway, or creating a new class of 17 million uninsured American’s?
The choice is clear – and it’s not ObamaCare, that’s for damn’ sure.
Obama Approval Rating Continues Nose Dive
Drops To New Low, Matches Jimmy Carter
The more Obama pushes his plan for socialized health care, the more his approval ratings take a hit. Obama’s polling numbers are now so bad, he’s matched Jimmy Carter for the same low approval ratings at the same point in both their presidencies.
Obama’s “Approval” rating is now at 47%, with the majority – 53% – now Disapproving of him and his policies.
America’s awakening to this fraud of a President and his socialist/marxist policies continues. In fact, CNN/Gallup reports that the town hall protests are having a major impact on so-called “Independent” voters. It appears that Independents have favored the protesters actions by at 2:1 margin. That’s even more bad news for Obama.
Can Obama sink any lower? YES HE CAN!
Suspect in Obama/Joker Posters To Be Charged
May Be Charged With “Hate Crime”
Eric Jensen of Clermont, Florida was taken into custody and interviewed by Clermont Police for putting up these posters in and around Clermont Florida:
City officials don’t have any idea how much “damage” the posters have caused, but are investigating among other things, charging Jensen with vandalism and in one case, a federal crime for having stuck a poster on a Clermont post office mail collection box.
City officials may also be investigating “hate crimes” against Jensen because (get this ..) Obama is black and Jensen is white.
This is yet another chilling example of how freedom of speech and freedom of expression is being squelched in this country.
Just imagine the uproar of any anti-Bush protester was ever arrested for placing any of their hateful, anti-Bush propaganda on public spaces such as bus stops, underground tunnel walls or bridge overpasses – as frequently happened during the Bush Administration. Yet we never heard or read of a single arrest!
The Democrats think it’s free speech when they do it, and somehow it’s a crime when their own tactics are used against them.
Well, two can play at this game, and we have some advice for those who are getting the message out on Obama.
Our word to the wise: for those of you who are thinking of putting these posters up in public places we have some advice for you:
1. Pay Cash when having the posters printed. Never use a credit card, as these transactions can be tracked back to you personally.
2. When using a public facility like a Kinko’s, library or other location that has poster printing capabilities wear a disguise. A simple hat, sunglasses and light jacket can hide basic facial and body features commonly used to physically describe someone.
3. When placing posters for public view, do not place them on any federal or private property. Placing them on federal property carries its own set of criminal charges that are not so easily explained away should one become arrested.
4. This is an important one: scope out the area in which posters will be displayed ahead of time. Look for traffic and other camera’s in the area which may provide surveillance to police, or can be used to show evidence against you should you be caught.
5. Finally, when placing posters in public places its important to wear a simple, basic disguise such as sunglasses, a hat, a light jacket if the temperature calls for it. Do not dress in a way that would call attention to yourself, the object is to blend in as much as possible with your surroundings. Once the poster is placed, simply walk away without drawing attention to yourself. Blend in with the crowd as much as possible to make your exit from the area.
Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine – 1961
The Gipper was right then, and he’s right now. Listen as Reagan reminds us of James Madison’s prediction that this country will lose its liberty if it gives the Government too much power.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Imagine my surprise today at Camille Paglia’s column in Salon.Com today in which she throws her fellow Democrats (and former Feminist idol Nancy Pelosi) under the bus.
Here’s a few samples:
Having said that, I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus for domestic policy. When will heads start to roll?
What did Paglia expect from a Community Organizer turned President after just 144 days in the U.S. Senate to burnish his “credentials” for the highest office in the land?
Case in point: the administration's grotesque mishandling of healthcare reform, one of the most vital issues facing the nation. Ever since Hillary Clinton's megalomaniacal annihilation of our last best chance at reform in 1993 (all of which was suppressed by the mainstream media when she was running for president), Democrats have been longing for that happy day when this issue would once again be front and center.
It’s refreshing to finally see someone in the liberal lamestream media (even if it’s only lowly “salon.com”) admit that the Obama Administration can’t manage their behinds out of a wet paper bag! And amusing to see Paglia throw her former idol Nancy Pelosi under the bus. But the most important thing is notice Paglia admits what those of us who oppose ObamaCare already knew: Democrats had this planned for years to seize control over health care. It’s in their blood to want to micro-manage every aspect of our daily live.
But who would have thought that the sober, deliberative Barack Obama would have nothing to propose but vague and slippery promises -- or that he would so easily cede the leadership clout of the executive branch to a chaotic, rapacious, solipsistic Congress? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom I used to admire for her smooth aplomb under pressure, has clearly gone off the deep end with her bizarre rants about legitimate town-hall protests by American citizens. She is doing grievous damage to the party and should immediately step down.
Obama had nothing but vague and slippery promises the entire 2008 Presidential campaign. Many of you who are now just figuring this out heard what you wanted to hear back then. It’s only now you’re coming to the realization of what it is Obama actually intended. But then, this is what politicians do – lie. Not only do they lie, they say what they think people want to hear in order to get elected so they can implement their agenda. Paglia is only now coming to grips with the realization of what Obama’s true agenda is and like many Democrats is watching it destroy her party from within and without. The Democrats are losing the “Independents” who are now 2:1 against Obama’s plans to seize control of Health Care. Furthermore, more than 75% of all American’s are happy with their health care as-is. This doesn’t bode well for Obama or the Democrats as Paglia is now beginning to recognize.
You can keep your doctor; you can keep your insurance, if you're happy with it, Obama keeps assuring us in soothing, lullaby tones. Oh, really? And what if my doctor is not the one appointed by the new government medical boards for ruling on my access to tests and specialists? And what if my insurance company goes belly up because of undercutting by its government-bankrolled competitor? Face it: Virtually all nationalized health systems, neither nourished nor updated by profit-driven private investment, eventually lead to rationing."
Camille Paglia must’ve read the bill, here we see the first recognition by a member of the LIBERAL media that ObamaCare will eliminate choice and force us all into government run health care which will at it’s own discretion, deny tests, treatment and drugs to those who need them. As you’re no spring chicken anymore Camille, ask yourself what happens under ObamaCare if you get breast cancer? Will you get the treatment you need to live, or will you be one of those receiving palliative (end of life) care designed only to make your final days as comfortable as possible? Now ask yourself who should make that decision in your best interests – you, or some Government bureaucrat?
As with the massive boondoggle of the stimulus package, which Obama foolishly let Congress turn into a pork rut, too much has been attempted all at once; focused, targeted initiatives would, instead, have won wide public support. How is it possible that Democrats, through their own clumsiness and arrogance, have sabotaged healthcare reform yet again? Blaming obstructionist Republicans is nonsensical because Democrats control all three branches of government. It isn't conservative rumors or lies that are stopping healthcare legislation; it's the justifiable alarm of an electorate that has been cut out of the loop and is watching its representatives construct a tangled labyrinth for others but not for themselves. No, the airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan -- it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.
So much for being one of the favored few, the “elites” eh Camille? Finally figured out that there are really only two classes in our society today – the political ruling class and then the rest of us?
And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -- a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
Your Democrats Camille, have demonstrated that their ruthless pursuit of government control over our daily lives, and marginalizing anyone who dare’s disagree with them will cause even the most brainwashed, Democrat sycophant to wake up and ask “what’s happening to our country?” Free speech for me, but not for thee indeed.
The ethical collapse of the left was nowhere more evident than in the near total silence of liberal media and Web sites at the Obama administration's outrageous solicitation to private citizens to report unacceptable "casual conversations" to the White House. If Republicans had done this, there would have been an angry explosion by Democrats from coast to coast. I was stunned at the failure of liberals to see the blatant totalitarianism in this incident, which the president should have immediately denounced. His failure to do so implicates him in it.
Why is this a surprise Camille? Democrats have been doing this for a very long time along with their willing co-conspirators the mainstream media squelching dissent in this country. No one has felt this more than Conservatives. Frankly speaking, you yourself have been part of the problem for years now. It’s only now that you’re seeing your favored Democrat party apparatchik turning on you – a member of their own party – who is failing to fall in line on an issue that’s near and dear to your heart. Your awakening to what’s going on in this country, while uncomfortable for you, is something many of us experienced long ago.
And now the coup de gras:
I simply do not understand the drift of my party toward a soulless collectivism. This is in fact what Sarah Palin hit on in her shocking image of a "death panel" under Obamacare that would make irrevocable decisions about the disabled and elderly. When I first saw that phrase, headlined on the Drudge Report, I burst out laughing. It seemed so over the top! But on reflection, I realized that Palin's shrewdly timed metaphor spoke directly to the electorate's unease with the prospect of shadowy, unelected government figures controlling our lives. A death panel not only has the power of life and death but is itself a symptom of a Kafkaesque brave new world where authority has become remote, arbitrary and spectral. And as in the Spanish Inquisition, dissidence is heresy, persecuted and punished.
What Camille Paglia is finally waking up to is the fact that no matter one’s political persuasion, this government is completely out of control – and has been for a very long time. The brewing revolution in this country isn’t about Barack Obama being the first black President of this country.
The brewing revolution is all about Obama’s mashing the gas pedal to the floorboards in Government’s stated desire to have more control over our daily lives.
To put it in perspective, this slow steady march to Socialism began under Jimmy Carter who told us we had to tolerate the Communists and lower our standard of living, was delayed by Ronald Reagan who’s policies ultimately defeated Communism, then advanced under the first Bush administration with the then largest tax increase in history, further advanced by Bill Clinton who’s administration also tried seizing control of health care and attacked the First, Second and Fourth amendments, then under the second President Bush via the “Patriot Act”, “Free Drugs for Seniors” which was the largest expansion of the Welfare State since Lyndon Johnson, and finally the Socialization of America’s banks through a costly (and likely Constitutionally prohibited) bailout.
Now comes Barack Obama who’s advancing the march towards Socialism by carrying out Bush’s “bank bailouts” and spending approximately $2 trillion dollars of our children’s and grandchildren’s money on unnecessary government spending on stupid, unnecessary programs such as the “economic stimulus” which has yet to produce one job, auto-industry bailouts that rewarded extreme leftist unions that supported him, and the attempted seizure of all health care to be managed by the Government.
Why are people upset? The anger has been brewing for a long, long time. The fact that the same government that couldn’t properly manage a $3 billion “cash for clunkers” program now wants to completely control our health care is what pushed so many over the edge.
This is why American’s are angry, and why revolution is brewing in our hearts – we see the increasing daily incursion into their lives by an activist Government and we want no part of it.
Just like Camille Paglia wonders what’s happened to her Democrat Party apparatchik the rest of us wonder what’s happened to our country.
When steadfastly loyal Democrats like Camille Paglia seemingly wake up to the damage that’s been done to this country we should do but one thing: Welcome her to the fight.
Yes Camille Paglia, Soylent green is people.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
ObamaCare #1 Reason Previously Politically Agnostic People Are Becoming Politically Active
In this video, a 35 year old woman becomes politically active for the first time. What caused this transformation? ObamaCare and the thought of her losing more and more of her rights as Socialism tries to take control in this country. No doubt this woman spoke for those in attendance at Arlen Specter’s town hall meeting on health care.
Democrats Plant Little Girl to Ask About “Mean Signs”
Who is this little girl asking Barack Hussein Obama about those “mean signs” she saw on the way to his town hall meeting on health care in Portsmouth, New Hampshire today? (Tuesday, Aug. 11th)
Why it’s none other than Kathleen Manning Hall’s daughter, Julia.
Kathleen Manning Hall is no stranger to the Obama Administration. According to FEC reports, she donated $636 dollars to the “Obama for America” campaign in 2008.
Additionally, as an employee of the lawfirm “Looney & Grossman, Kathleen Manning Hall gave Obama $1,355 as part of the lawfirm’s $12,101 total contribution to the Democrat Party. (The same lawfirm “Looney & Grossman” gave $0 to Republican candidates.)
Her other contributions to Obama are broken down as follows:
- $230 donated on 6/15/07
- $250 donated on 9/28/07
- $500 donated on 9/30/07
- $300 on 3/2/08.
Now, this wasn’t just some “pay to play” set of contributions, it seems Kathleen Manning Hall is fairly well connected in Democrat circles as well. Her Facebook page lists such friends as the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, Adam Parkhomenko a former aide to Hillary Clinton, Addisu Demissie the National Political Director of “Organizing for America” (Barack Obama’s former Campaign organization) and other well connected Democrats in the Massachusetts House & Senate.
The point you may ask? The point is, this wasn’t just some “little girl” who happened to ask a question about the “mean signs” she saw on her way to Obama’s health care town hall.
This quite frankly, is more Obama Astroturf.
“The White House insisted that none of the attendees were pre-screened, although many people who spoke to ABC said they got their tickets through their local lawmakers or through a White House lottery at whitehouse.gov.”
-Jake Tapper, ABC News-
AARP Rejects Obama Claim
During his townhall in Portsmouth today, Obama bragged that the AARP endorsed his plan.
Shortly afterwards, the AARP (who we suspect really does endorse Obama’s plan) issued this refutation:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2009
Contact AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560
AARP Reacts to President’s Health Care Townhall
WASHINGTON – AARP Chief Operating Officer Tom Nelson issued this statement following remarks by the President at a townhall event in New Hampshire on health care reform.
“AARP has been working with Democrats and Republicans to fix our broken health care system.
“While the President was correct that AARP will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits, indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.
“AARP supports specific measures that would help older Americans and their families – including bipartisan proposals to create a new follow-up care benefit in Medicare that would help prevent hospital re-admissions, as well as to address the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap known as the ‘doughnut hole.’ We also support the need for lawmakers and the Administration to act this year to fix what doesn’t work in the health care system.
“We share the President’s commitment to act this year, and our members appreciate his insistence that any final reform package will not reduce Medicare benefits for the millions of people that literally depend on that program as a lifeline.
“We look forward to working with leaders of both parties, including the President, to build a final package we could endorse that addresses the concerns of the 50-plus population and brings quality, affordable health care choices to every American.”
Not exactly a resounding bitch-slap back to Obama, but they did refute him – at least for the time being.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We’ve posted a similar video before, however this one also features the “mastermind” behind ObamaCare, Jacob S. Hacker. Hacker makes no bones about his plan, the foundation for ObamaCare eliminating private insurance forcing everyone into a single-payer, Government run solution.
The woman speaking at 1:40 in the video is Illinois Democrat Jan Schakowsky from the extreme left wing liberal 9th Congressional District here in Illinois. Schakowsky is also in favor of Cap & Trade, a Value Added Tax, and income surtaxes on anyone making more than $500,000 a year.
There can be no doubt that eliminating all private insurance and the creation of Government run and rationed health care is the objective of this evil administration.
Nancy Pelosi And The Astroturfers II
Well, well, well … look what we found on Craigs List!
Democrats are hiring rent-a-mobs to counter protest the Concerned Citizens who’ve turned up by the thousands at local town halls in opposition to Obama Death Care! Surely this must be what Democrats mean by “grass roots” organization!
These ad’s aren’t in just one location, they’re also advertising for their rent-a-mob counter-protesters in other locations such as Craigs List in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, California and on Linked In’s Jobs Insider as a “public outreach” program.
Many of these paid protesters can make up to $500 a week or $6,000 for the rest of the summer if they’re willing to do some traveling (at taxpayer subsidized expense through the DNC and “Organizing for America” of course!)
And here Obama and the Democrats have the audacity to accuse Republicans of “organizing” against health care! Oh the hypocrisy of this President, Administration and Speaker of the House! Here’s your astroturf!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Only “Obama-Friendly” Districts for Town Halls
Five of the six “Town Hall” meetings on Government Controlled Health Care listed in Illinois are in predominantly black districts. How do I know this? First, I’m familiar with each location announced and second, examining the Congressional District Maps from 2008 reveals towns and racial make-up of each district.
I wonder if anyone else is doing a similar analysis of these "town halls" to see if the Democrats are trying to rig the crowds in their favor? Let’s take a close look at the announced “town halls” for Illinois:
The first "rally" is on August 15th and is actually a mini Pro-Obamacare march kicking off in the heart of Danny Davis' (D. IL) district, which is on average 85% black. Davis is holding four of the six announced “Town Hall” meetings, all in his district.
The second rally being held later that day again by Danny Davis (D. IL) and is being held in a park in the center of his district.
The third rally is being held on 8/18 by Jesse Jackson Jr. (D. IL) at "Sheldon Heights Church of Christ" .. this is a large, predominantly black church in Harvey Illinois which is 80% Black. A political rally at a black church in a predominantly black town? I'm shocked .. SHOCKED I tell you! Where's the IRS and why aren't they yanking their tax exempt status? By the way, Jesse Jackson Jr’s district is on average 82% black.
The fourth "rally" is on 8/22 being held at "Malcolm X College" on Chicago's near South Side by Danny Davis (again.) Surprise, it's in a overwhelmingly black neighborhood. The racial makeup of “Malcolm X College” shows that only 7% of its attendees are Caucasian, 55% are Black and 33% are Hispanic. (By the way, the train I take to work passes right by this "college" through the neighborhood it’s located in which looks like a war zone.)
A fifth rally, again held by Danny Davis is in the 2nd Baptist Church of Maywood, which is 83% black. I used to have to drive through this neighborhood to get to/from where I worked while putting myself through college and was once mugged in that town at the corner of 5th and Roosevelt Road near Loyola Hospital while sitting at a stop light. (That was in 1985) Again, where is the IRS and why isn't this "Church's" tax exempt status being yanked? By the way, the “Pastor” of this church – Wallace W. Sykes is a good friend of none other than Obama’s former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright.
The final, sixth rally is being held in Skokie, Illinois the home of rabid pro-government run health care proponent Jan Shakowsky (D. IL) at a local high school. This is the *only* town hall that is not located in a predominantly black neighborhood, but is however considered one of the most liberal Congressional districts in Illinois.
Now, I know each of the neighborhoods that these "town halls" are being held in as I've been through each and every one of them. I've also looked at the Congressional maps and provided links to the racial makeups of the districts and towns these “town halls” are being conducted in. The only logical conclusion – which is based in fact – that can be drawn here is that these “town halls” are deliberately being held in “Obama friendly” locations here in Illinois. Of this, there can be no dispute.
Now the question is, is anyone else seeing a similar pattern for these so-called "town halls" that are being planned across the country? If you are’ we’d love to hear from you. Click our email link on our Profile page.
What Happens When You Challenge A Democrat
Watch here as U.S. Representative David Scott (D. GA 13th District) loses his cool at a simple question.
This is how Democrats are reportedly reacting across the Country.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Why Democrats Are Responsible For The Mess We’re In
Obama and the Democrats have the audacity to brag that the economy is getting better and that the job cut numbers have gone down? Looks to me like they have NOTHING to brag about.
Anyone with a right-thinking brain that looks at the above chart and clicks on the link I provided is going to see a very scary picture for the Democrats.
First, CLICK HERE and look at 2001. As Bush took office our economy was already contracting, showing signs of economic weakness. Most (not all) economists will tell you that job losses under 300,000 a month means our economy is growing. Job losses exceeding 300,000 a month means we're experiencing a contraction. Beginning in Sept. of 2001 we saw the contraction begin post the 9-11 attacks.
By October we were in contraction mode. Then what happened? THE BUSH TAX CUTS WERE PASSED AND GOVERNMENT ISSUED TAX REBATE CHECKS. This action stopped our economy from turning fully negative and by early 2002 we were back in growth mode, meaning less than 300,000 jobs per month were being lost.
Second point, look at 2002 where we actually experienced months of PRO JOB GROWTH. June, October, November of 2002 saw positive, net new jobs being added to the economy. Why is 2002 important? Because it's the first year of the Republican (White House & Congress) Federal Budget. The last Clinton budget expired in 2001, leaving George W. Bush free to create the first all Republican Federal Budget, which included tax cuts for all and tax rebates for all, including our small businesses which are the economic engine of our country.
Now look at 2003, more pro job growth as the Bush Tax Cuts fully kick in and we see NET JOB GROWTH in six months: January, July, September, October, November and December. This is now the second year of the Republican controlled White House & Congress. Even while we're at war in Iraq, jobs continue to grow and become plentiful and federal income tax revenues reach near all time highs.
After a second round of Bush Tax Cuts fully kicks in, 2004 sees a full year of NET JOB GROWTH, there are no net job losses (no minus signs in front of the numbers) for the entire year.
Now look at 2005, 2006 and 2007. For 34 of the 36 months in this time period, the economy EXPANDS adding net new jobs. Exactly how was this the "worst economy since WW2?" According to the Democrats and the "mainstream media," "most economists agree the recession began in December of 2007." If you look though, you'll see that December of 2007 actually ADDED 120,000 jobs to our economy!
Now let's look at 2008, which is the first Democrat Controlled Congress' fiscal budget since they took over Congress in 2006. Here it’s important to remember that Congress writes the Federal Budget a year in advance, and the last Republican Congress in 2006 wrote the Federal Budget for 2007. The Democrats first Federal Budget was written in 2007 for the 2008 Federal Budget year.
Immediately in January 2008 (again, the first year of the Democrat Controlled Congress' Federal Budget) our economy starts LOSING jobs.
By September of 2008, job losses cross the 300,000 mark, which is where most economists agree that the job market starts contracting as one of the first signs that a recession is happening. As we get closer to the election, job losses accelerate to 380,000 jobs lost in October, 2008 and balloon up to nearly 600,000 jobs lost in November of 2008.
Now stop and ask yourself why this happened? The answer is painfully obvious and clear: Obama had a full year of "hope and change" mantra under his belt. Small businesses as exemplified by "Joe the Plumber" knew what Obama's anti-small business, pro Big Government Tax and Spend rhetoric was all about. As we approached the election and it became more and more clear that Obama would win, companies began shedding jobs. Why? It's simple, and anyone who's ever started up a business knows what I'm about to say is true.
As a former small business owner myself who's started up two companies and sold them off, I can tell you that as the primary risk taker, I deserve the rewards of starting up the company and taking all the risks. If the Government (in this case, Obama) is telling me that they're going to RAISE TAXES I have an obligation to myself and my family first to maintain my standard of living.
In short, that means someone who works for me is going to lose their job. That's just the way it is and anyone who owns a small business will tell you the same. (If they don’t they’re LYING.)
In November of 2008 when small and large businesses across this country saw that Obama actually won, they knew that taxes were going up, Obama was going to force all kinds of "mandates" on them (Cap & Trade anyone?) and that they'd have to do something to protect their profits to stay in business.
That means people lose their jobs.
Now look at November - December of 2008 through today. From the time Obama won the election in November, 2008 through today, a total of 4,864,000 jobs have been lost. That's an average of 540,000 jobs a month.
And this Obama occupied White House and the Democrats have the audacity to brag that the economy is finally starting to "recover?"
I hope you're still looking at This Chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1999 - 2009 because here's the most important question of all:
Where are the jobs Obama was going to "create or save" with the so-called Economic Stimulus?
The answer is: ZERO. Not a single job has been created since this ZERO took office. If any jobs were created it’d be reflected as positive job growth in the Bureau of Labor Statistics data. We simply don’t see that.
This brings me to my second question: Exactly how did the unemployment number DROP from 9.5% to 9.4% when not a single net new job has been created, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? The reality is, it CAN'T drop unless net jobs are being added to the economy!
The reason that the Unemployment number under Bush was down to 4.5% during his Presidency was because NET NEW JOBS were being created in this economy. The numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics don’t lie – they’re non-partisan.
Conclusion: Obama and the Democrats have NOTHING to "brag" about stating this economy is getting better. IT IS NOT! We are still in decline, as evidenced by the charts and numbers provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Now they can claim "well, the pace of the decline has slowed" and that may be true - for now. If Obama gets his "health care reform" and "Cap & Tax" plans implemented you'll see the numbers climb again as small to medium sized businesses take on more major financial hits in paying more new taxes to the Government to fund Socialized Health Care and stop "global warming."
My prediction: the worst is yet to come. We haven't seen anything yet if this Administration manages to seize control of one fifth of our economy and socialize Health Care and then gets Cap & Tax passed.
Nancy & The Astro-turfers
Dissecting The Left’s Manufactured Protests
Looking at the Left has a great article chronicling how protesters from the left tried infiltrating and disrupting those who were protesting Nancy Pelosi’s visit to a clinic for the “poor” in Denver.
The sequence of events unfolds with words and pictures, showing how the left is bussing in Obama supporters using “Organizing for America” which is the successor organization to the “Obama for America”, Obama’s own campaign organization headed up by David Axelrod.
This is Laura Avant. She has a degree in social working science, is a substitute teacher, and has been unemployed for seven years. She is taking names for a petition and when I asked her how she found out about the event she said “My organizer called me.” I said “You’re kidding.” She said, “No, look: he’s right there -pointing to the guy with the bullhorn – he’s from Organizing for America.”