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Today from Rasmussen:

Just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters say the country is heading in the right direction, the lowest level of confidence found since before President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, March 13, 72% of voters now say the country is heading down the wrong track, also at its highest level since before the inauguration.

If this isn’t a vote of no confidence, I don’t know what is.

Gangster White House

Posted by courage On March - 7 - 2011

During an interview on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Tea Party Caucus leader Michele Bachmann (R-MN) refused to back down from previous (2009) comments characterizing the Obama administration as a “gangster government.” She may have even doubled down.

“I don’t take back my statement on gangster government,” she told host David Gregory. “I think that there have been actions that have been taken by this government that I think are corrupt, thoroughly corrupt.”

“I believe the actions of this government have been emblematic of ones that have not been based on true American values,” she added, before coming close to doubling down on her previous comments: “I think the president’s actions in the last two years speak for themselves.”

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United States Foreign Policy: Egypt

Posted by courage On February - 15 - 2011

The interview yesterday with  guest  Niall Ferguson (Professor of History at Harvard) on MSNBC  garnered well deserved attention attention across the internet. This is the full unedited version:

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Anyone who has watched the floundering of the Obama administration during the last two weeks, knows exactly what the Professor is speaking about.  The entire panel on the Morning Joe set seem uncomfortable with the analysis Mr. Ferguson offers.  But what can be expected from a cast of characters who drank Kool-Aid, only knowing how fawn over the One we’ve been waiting for pResident.  I wonder how soon the Professor will be asked back as a guest to provide historical analysis?

Indeed Professor Ferguson, touchy, feelie speeches are not a substitute for having a strategy.

Obama Says He “Didn’t Raise Taxes Once”

Posted by courage On February - 9 - 2011

A taxpayer watchdog group is throwing a penalty flag on President Obama’s assertion in a Super Bowl pre-game interview that he didn’t raise taxes, claiming the president signed into law at least two dozen tax increases.

“Just 16 days into his presidency, Obama signed into law a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco — a hike of 62 cents per pack,” Americans for Tax Reform said in a press release Monday, arguing that Obama’s approval of this tax hike was a violation on his campaign pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class.

Seeking to burnish his centrist credentials, President Obama told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Sunday that he “didn’t raise taxes once.”

“I lowered taxes over the last two years,” he said in an interview that aired before the heavily-viewed Superbowl on Sunday.

But ATR cites the health care law as an Obama administration imperative that contains two dozen new or higher taxes, including the individual mandate tax and the employer mandate tax.

“President Obama’s entire claim of being a net tax-cutter rests merely upon the temporary tax relief he has signed into law,” the group said. “The tax increases Obama has signed into law have invariably been permanent. In fact, Obama has signed into law $7 in permanent tax hikes for every $1 in permanent tax cuts.”

One of Obama’s temporary tax cuts was in the 2% decrease in Social Security payroll withholding’s whether you agree with the federally mandated system or not, the truth is that the system is in deep financial trouble.  Last year was the first time SS was paying out more money then it was receiving, by reducing the amount of withholding Obama has assured a larger deficit in the fund and hastened an inevitable crisis.

The quasi-extended Bush tax rates kept status quo on some rates while raising other rates such as the Estate Tax, otherwise known as the Death tax.  In 2010, the death tax rate was at 0 (zero), under Obama that rate has jumped to 35%.  There is NO moral justification in the re-taxing of estate assets after an individual dies, unless of course you believe in redistributing the wealth of productive people.

What should be clear to most who watch the political maneuvers of Obama, do not listen to what he says, watch what policies he advocates and eventual does, to him words mean little.  Or perhaps we should take the pResident at his word, he didn’t raise a single tax but rather a bunch of taxes.  So in the immortal words of Joe Wilson… “you lie.”

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State of the Union … The Before

Posted by courage On January - 25 - 2011

Tonight is the second State of the Union (SOTU) address for pResident Obama.  I doubt we will hear any stimulus talk, in its place will be the word invest, investment or some some variation there of. While the words may be different the underlying meaning is the same.. spend.  Investment will be suggested through shovel ready infrastructure projects. Wasn’t that a key component of the previous stimulus investment program replayed over the last two years?

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Tyranny Takes Form: Agenda Over the Will of the People

Posted by courage On December - 29 - 2010

Have you noticed the most recent tyrannical moves from the Obama administration?   Forget the Constitution and governing, this administration is hell bent on pushing their agenda  through by any means necessary.

From Robert Allen Bonelli at Big Government:

Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power to write regulation to circumvent the will of the people and advance its own agenda.

Three recent examples of this over reach are shocking and all Americans should demand an end to the practice and a reversal of what has already been done.  Citizens need to think, whether they agree with the reasons for the circumvention or not, about what is at stake.  Using regulation to specifically subjugate the will of the people to the agenda of any president is nothing less than tyranny.

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Flashback to Health Care Debate and Where We are NOW

Posted by courage On July - 18 - 2010

Continually throughout the Health Care debate, if you want to call it that, Democrats insisted that the “penalty” (as described by the language of the bill) was NOT a tax.  The pResident emphasized this very point while being interviewed by ABC’s Stephanopoulos.

A short cut from the interview:

STEPHANOPOULOS:  I wanted to check for myself.  But your critics say it is a tax increase.

OBAMA:  My critics say everything is a tax increase.  My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy.  You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but…

STEPHANOPOULOS:  But you reject that it’s a tax increase?

OBAMA:  I absolutely reject that notion.  (emphasis mine)

Now the first suit by Virginia is being heard in court.  Virginia has filed suit arguing  that the federal government with the health care reform law is making a power grab beyond what the United States Constitution allows.  Basically the state is saying the same thing many of us have said, no where does the federal government have the power to mandate that any citizen purchase a particular commodity.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli outlined his basic argument to NPR earlier in the year. “It is our position that the individual mandate is unconstitutionally overbroad under the Commerce Clause,” Cuccinelli, a Republican, said. “You cannot compel someone to buy something from someone else.” As you will recall, nearly every American will be required to purchase health insurance. This will be important for keeping down the ever rising price of health care in this country, according to the Obama Administration.

Commerce clause you say?  Wait one minute, the Obama administration is now arguing that they (the federal government) have a Constitutional “power to lay and collect taxes.”   However in reading the bill, no where did legislators state the levy as a tax, they continually referred to it as a “penalty.”

Oh yes but the administration is saying that since the law will raise an estimated $4 billion a year, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the “penalty” is a tax.  Plus we have the pesky IRS enforcement aspect of the bill.. exactly what does the IRS collect?

Florida, as well as other states have stated:  “Congress is attempting to regulate and penalize Americans for choosing not to engage in economic activity. If Congress can do this much, there will be virtually no sphere of private decision-making beyond the reach of federal power.”

As these suits proceed forward, lets remember that sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide favor repeal the passed health care law, including 49% who Strongly Favor repeal. How will these individuals feel once they learn, the “penalty” is really a tax and that the pResident lied to them all-along?  Lets get this information out.. IF your congress critters hold townhalls this summer ask them why the pResident explicitedly stated the “penalty” was not a tax and is now arguing in court that it is. As Representative Joe Wilson stated in the face of outright disdain from the pResident over his blatant lack of honesty…

Lawlessness at the Department of Justice

Posted by courage On July - 9 - 2010

Section 8 of the Motor Voter law requires removal of voters when they are found to be ineligible to vote.   The some of the reasons for removal from voter rolls can be because the individuals have died, moved or are no longer eligible to vote because of criminal conviction.  By failing to enforce Section 8, we have a Chicago style disregard for the election process with the potential of massive voter fraud.  It has long been “joked” about in the Chicago area, that the dead come alive on election day, but this no NO joking matter.  This threatens to circumvent the entire process of the people having the freedom to elect representatives who will serve their interests.

We have seen what appears to now be corruption in the Civil Rights and Voter Sections of the Department of Justice, how deep does this blatant and obscene disregard for the laws of this great land extend ?

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