Archive for April, 2010

The Perpetual Candidate Syndrome: Mark Leyva

Posted by courage On April - 29 - 2010

Political operatives are always on the look-out for methods to increase their exposure.  The perpetual is a candidate disconnected with voters. They present themselves as the one thing they are not… electable.  Since one particular candidate has chosen to “go public” with his self-appointed leadership position of the Lake County Tea Party, the time has come to examine and shake out what is the driving factor behind the missteps, inconsistencies and character behind Mark Leyva.  After turning Mark Leyva upside-down, it is interesting to see what shakes out.

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Visualizing the Obama Cuts in the Budget

Posted by courage On April - 28 - 2010

Until recently the concept of trillions of dollars was more apt to be spoken about while paying a board game or in the context of a joke.  As common people, who work for a daily salary, even numbers in the millions are challenging to grasp.  For most of us earning a million dollars will require decades of toil for an employer, even then for some that number may never be achieved.

h/t to Gene for sending this video

Congressman Boehner: Dem’s face a Creditability Gap

Posted by courage On April - 27 - 2010

Congressman Boehner ticks off earlier credibility issues with passed legislation by the manic “look there’s a fire”  Democrats which reportedly would do one thing yet fails to meet even a minimum standard of achieving acceptability.

~ The Stimulus package hyped as creating jobs and keeping unemployment below 8%.. failed on both accounts.

~  The war of the deficit, while passing pay-go, they exempt every piece of legislation from fiscal solvency and  continue to increase the debt.

~ The trillion dollar take-over of the health care system with promises it would lower costs and reduce the country’s debt, lies, written about here.

And now the financial reform bill, the Congressman doesn’t go far enough in spelling out how this bill will further insert the federal government in to the corporate structure of private companies.  Who gets to make the decisions about the feds stepping in?  Two people.. the pResident and little Timmy from the Treasury.  Is there any recourse to prevent the hostile takeover by the feds.. nope,  the corporation cannot even appeal the government’s decision in a court of law.

Let’s hear from Congressman Boehner:

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Constitutional Governance

Posted by courage On April - 26 - 2010

Dr. Kate who we met in Washington D.C. during the 9-12 rally and who was a state representative during the Constitutional Congress 2009 in St Charles, Illinois has a recent post which covers the constitutionality  of the Arizona’s action against illegal immigration.

Read her article here.

Now we know what Pelosi meant when she stated once the Health care bill is passed “we’ll know what’s in it.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama’s health care overhaul law will increase the nation’s health care tab instead of bringing costs down, government economic forecasters concluded Thursday in a sobering assessment of the sweeping legislation.

A report by economic experts at the Health and Human Services Department said the health care remake will achieve Obama’s aim of expanding health insurance — adding 34 million Americans to the coverage rolls.

During the debate it was often asked how can you increase the numbers of those covered and decreased costs, mathematically it does work.  Finally someone in government is acknowledging that 1 + 1 = 2, not -2.

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From the NY Times:

President Obama denied “categorically” on Wednesday any political involvement or advance knowledge of the federal case against Goldman Sachs, saying he learned about the civil fraud suit from television.

The accusations lodged against the Wall Street giant came right as the White House was pressing forward in its drive to pass new regulations on financial firms. The timing, and the party-line 3 to 2 vote by the Securities and Exchange Commission approving the lawsuit, have stoked suspicions of political manipulation.

Yet Obama’s political machine, Organizing for America (OFA), just before the S.E.C. announcement bought the Google keywords of SEC and Goldman Sachs.  In making this purchase whenever someone searches Google for either of these words a paid ad link for OFA appears on the top of the page.  It appears beyond coincidence that of all the words, companies and government agencies available for purchase they would make the purchase of these two words.  Okay, it’s a long shot that Obama didn’t know about the SEC investigation, but apparently someone in his political organization was aware of pending charges.

Financial expert, Terry Savage, from the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday wrote an interesting article on the SEC and Goldman Sachs, breaking down the charges, the entire article can be read here.

Near the end of the article Ms. Savage states:

In the meantime, they have given fuel to the fire that demands increasing regulation over Wall Street activities. Never mind that government regulators had the laws, and the power, yet still completely failed to uncover scams ranging from Madoff to the current Goldman conflict of interest.

So the laws are already in place to prevent the alleged misdeeds of Goldman Sachs, but like in the Madoff case, they failed in performing their due diligence and uncovering potential wrong doings.  Instead of investigating where the current law and system failed, Congress wants to jump on the bandwagon of convoluted populace thought that “those big, bad, mean companies need to be shot down.”

But the real loss is to the future of America, which needs the free enterprise system to provide growth and opportunity, as well as pay down our existing debts. Every over-regulated economy in history has failed — from the U.S.S.R. to Cuba — to provide for its citizens, despite the good intentions of government planners.

And for what it is worth..  NO Obama is NOT going to give back the almost one million dollars Goldman Sachs gave his campaign. 

Leadership in a Vacuum.. Obama Continues to Campaign

Posted by courage On April - 18 - 2010

Where is pResident Obama? His first duty, indeed his top responsibility as commander-in chief, is to safeguard the United States against threats leveled by the extremists of the world.. aka terrorists.  Obama would rather gallivant across the country preforming at town hall meetings, championing health care legislation.  Ahh Mr. pResident, that legislation passed, so could you perhaps start governing and quit campaigning?  Why am I sure the pResident is displaying extreme detachment from his duties as commander-in-chief?  The most telling is Defense Secretary Gates recently leaked and reported on in the NY Times a memo which states:

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran’s steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document.

Iran’s focus and desperation to acquire nuclear weapons to, “wipe Israel from the map,” could potentially create an Armageddon scenario, with Israel defending herself the only logical response.  Do not think for one second that Israel will go quietly into the night, nor should they.  A nuclear armed Iran is an extreme danger to the entire world and could facilitate a nuclear war in the entire Middle East, which would inevitability change the course of civilization.   You think the volcano in Iceland is playing havoc with world travel, just think of the implications of a full nuclear war in the Mid East.

Talks with Iran and the attempt by the administration to rally countries around sanctions have all but dissolved, except in the mind of the pResident.  As a country we need a President who understands that there is evil in the world and that evil hates us as a nation, solely because of the freedoms we embrace… in essence the people we are.

The  perpetual campaign behavior of the pResident needs to be stowed in his basement on the southside of Chicago.  We, as a nation, need a commander-in chief who governs from a position of strength, who leads and is unapologetic to the world.

We, as a nation are still waiting…

Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret Army) spoke at the Washington, D.C. Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2010. West is running for the U.S. House of Representatives to serve Florida’s 22nd District.  He believes in a constitutional government based on the principles of the founding father’s.

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