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John Kerry on Silencing Americans

Posted by courage On August - 14 - 2011
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Lets  look at what Senator Kerry asserts  …

Congress Taken Hostage.

Really?  Isn’t the point of debate in Congress to bring forth divergent  ideology, allowing for a subject to be thoroughly explored prior to a vote?  I suppose the Senator would rather  mindless and unexplored voting regardless of the consequences.

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Cutting Government Spending

Posted by courage On July - 30 - 2011

Can we all agree, that we don’t have a credit problem (aka the debt ceiling) we have a spending problem.  To meet all financial obligations the federal government is borrowing $4 billion a day.  Yes read that again.. we are borrowing $4 billion a day.

So lets get proactive and start looking at areas we can cut from the budget because they either are duplicate with established state departments/programs or they are luxuries that given the current economic abyss we are falling into we cannot afford.

My first nominee for government abolishment is The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  The NEA is an independent agency of the federal  government, established by an act of Congress in 1965 to provide  support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.  For fiscal year 2010 the NEA was allotted $167.5 million in funding.

When talking about trillions in deficit, the funding for the NEA may seem like nothing.  But as any saver knows every coupon no matter its size adds up in the final tally.

So there is the first $167.5 million we as tax payers and Americans can save.

President Obama: The Tea Party Is Stronger Than Me

Posted by courage On July - 26 - 2011

Dr. Susan Berry hits this out-of-the-park reading between the lines of what the pResident said last night to the American people:

Below are excerpts from President Obama’s latest address to the nation concerning the debt and deficit talks, followed by “subtitles,” which perhaps provide a more accurate perspective of the points he made:

“For the last decade, we have spent more money than we take in.”

- I won’t mention, of course, that I have added more to the national debt in just my first 19 months in office than all presidents from Washington through Reagan combined.

“In the year 2000, the government had a budget surplus. But instead of using it to pay off our debt, the money was spent on trillions of dollars in new tax cuts, while two wars and an expensive prescription drug program were simply added to our nation’s credit card.”

-Well, no, the nearly trillion dollars in the Stimulus, bailing out the banks, and the auto companies- this was important money spent that could have otherwise been used to pay down the debt if I really wanted to. So, that money doesn’t count…And those Bush tax cuts have been a thorn in my side…I really began to lose my base on that agreement to extend them…And about those wars, I’m referring to the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan that Bush started…not the ones in Libya and Yemen I’ve gotten us involved in… Oops, I probably shouldn’t have dissed that senior prescription drug program because later on in my speech I try to use the seniors as pawns again to get them frightened about how Republicans want to cut their Medicare.

“To make matters worse, the recession meant that there was less money coming in, and it required us to spend even more.”

- That’s this neat Keynesian economics I learned in college. I thought I’d try it out on the country when I became president. We have less money, so we spend more. It really works!

“Now, every family knows that a little credit card debt is manageable. But if we stay on the current path, our growing debt could cost us jobs and do serious damage to the economy.”

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Flashback 2009: Corp Tax Breaks for Jets

Posted by courage On June - 30 - 2011

Truth is a strange thing.  Need I remind anyone who controlled Congress and signed into law the Stimulus package?

From the Washington Examiner:

During President Obama’s press conference today, he scolded Republicans for demanding tax cuts for corporate jets.

From the Associated Press in 2009:

Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes.

The incentive — first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks — sharply reduces the up front tax bill for companies who buy assets like business planes.

Ace of Spades has an appropriated titled post “Obama’s Absolutely Unbelievable Press Conference” to read a further breakdown on the political posturing of Obama during his press conference.

What Democracy Looks Like in Egypt

Posted by courage On June - 26 - 2011

From the start of this so called sweep of democracy in the Mideast, I have warned any who thought it was great that the definition we generally use for democracy isn’t the same as the one Muslims use.  Make no mistake, freedom to Muslims means adherence to Sharia  (Muslim law.)  Those not willing to give it up for allah will met  with violence.

Think me harsh?  I dare you to start reading, educate yourself on how Islam is not merely a religion but a comprehensive socio-economic and political system which believers take to be ordained by allah.  Calling Islam a “religion of peace” is like calling pig a cow.

(AINA) — A mob of nearly 200 Muslims torched eight Christian homes on Saturday morning in the Upper Egyptian village of Awlad Khalaf. The attack was initiated by a rumor that a house which is being built by Wahib Halim Attia will be turned into a church. Two Christians and one Muslim were injured, no fatalities were reported.

Or  as a prominent cleric states  conduct jihad raids and sell the women and children you capture for profit.

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Bachmann on Marriage

Posted by courage On June - 26 - 2011

Okay here we go.. first allow me to say, I like Representative Michele Bachmann.  Continually I have seen her stand against big government and a return to Constitutional reasoning.  All of which fly in face of her most recent policy position on suggesting a Constitutional amendment which defines marriage as being between a man and woman.  I can’t help but wonder who slipped her socialist Kool-Aid when she wasn’t looking?  Socialist in the sense that her beliefs supersede common sense and  a purist recognition as to what the fundamental concepts of the Constitution are about.

What exactly is the Constitution for?  Well, if you’re Barack Obama it’s chuck full of negative liberties, a.k.a rights granted the America people through our humanity by God.  Which according to the Obama world prevent him from creating the socialist Utopia which in theory may sound all comfy cozy but in the reality hasn’t worked ANYWHERE in the world.  That’s is why he believes it to be  negative.

Now enter Michele Bachmann, given her recent stated policy position, she must believe the Constitution is for constructing society according to her religious beliefs.  Sure she tries to wiggle around it by stating:

…it’s also up to the states to decide whether they permit same-sex marriage.

What Constitutional authority does the federal government have in defining marriage?  Wait Bachmann answers that with..

After all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.

How is the family a fundamental unit of government?  Seriously, isn’t that what aspects of the Tea Party are rallying against; intrusive government in to the very intimate fabrics of our lives?  If Bachmann believes the family and government are intimately tied together then how can she  rationalize her belief  that Obamacare should be repealed?   I mean come on, a healthy family and all should also benefit the government?  Just how exactly are the family and government tied together?  Outside of the abuse of children in the family unit, the government should have NO say as to what the family does.

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The Truth Comes From Unexpected Sources

Posted by courage On June - 25 - 2011

John Conyers, an entrenched Congressman of 47 years from Michigan doesn’t understand why the newly elected Representatives in the House would <gasp> remain committed to pledges they give their constituents.

“This is the first time that I can remember being confronted by members
of the Congress, my colleagues, who say, ‘I don’t care if I get
reelected or not, I want to cut the budget by $100 billion or
whatever,’” said a bewildered Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who was first
elected to Congress in 1964. “I’ve never seen that kind of a member
before. … It’s a dangerous point of view from my perspective.”

What Conyers forgets or perhaps has never understood, words spoken to others have meaning.  When someone makes promises to individuals or constituents you are bond by your honor to uphold those pledges.
Of course  individual’ like Conyers, who have drank long from the straw of Congressional power, forget that WE-THE-PEOPLE  control government not the other way around.  They are elected to serve to represent us.. period.
Perhaps honor or if you prefer integrity is lost on some members of Congress?

Gas Taking an Additional $168/Month from Household Budget

Posted by courage On May - 29 - 2011

And what exactly is this administrations energy policy?  And do they know the American people are hurting?  Yet the more accurate question is does this administration care?

High prices at the pump are putting a squeeze on the family budget as the traditional summer driving season begins. For every $10 the typical household earns before taxes, almost a full dollar now goes toward gas, a 40 percent bigger bite than normal.

Households spent an average of $369 on gas last month. In April 2009, they spent just $201. Families now spend more filling up than they spend on cars, clothes or recreation. Last year, they spent less on gasoline than each of those things.

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“These increases are not something consumers can shrug off,” says James Hamilton, an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego, who studies gas prices. “It’s a key part of the family budget.

The ramifications are far-reaching for an economy still struggling to gain momentum two years into a recovery. Economists say the gas squeeze makes people feel poorer than they actually are.

They’re showing it by limiting spending far beyond the gas station. Wal-Mart recently blamed high gas prices for an eighth straight quarter of lower sales in the U.S. Target said gas prices were hurting sales of clothes.

Every 50-cent jump in the cost of gasoline takes $70 billion out of the U.S. economy over the course of a year, Hamilton says. That’s about one half of one percent of gross domestic product.

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