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With the new tax hike in Illinois, the biggest growth business in the state will be moving companies.
Monday, January 10, 2011
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
U.S. forces will reach 68,000 by year's end when all the extra 17,000 troops that Obama announced in March are in place. An additional 4,000 troops will be sent to train Afghan forces.
Not only is Obama refusing to bring our military home, and ending this unsustainable war; but as of this Friday, November 13th, he still hasn't ruled out, that up to 40,000 more troops could be deployed to Afghanistan in the very near future, putting more of our servicemen in harms way. A waste of lives and money, as escalating this war will accelerate our downward spiral into the abyss of debt, by costing another $40 billion for mobilization, adding even more destruction to our economy.
Whether it's government-run healthcare, the illegal alien invasion, or the wars abroad, Obama continues to proceed with his own agenda, refusing to listen to the American people. Just last Saturday, protesters marched in an anti-war demonstration in Washington, (http://pennylanepress.blogspot.com/2009/11/african-americans-march-against-obama.html), demanding our military personnel be brought home immediately.
How much financial damage is being inflicted on American citizens by their own government? While Washington continues to fight pointless wars abroad, the U.S. economy is collapsing right before our eyes; thanks to the government's insatiable spending frenzy, championed by the Federal Reserve. As the Fed continues to print billions of dollars out of thin air, enriching the military- industrial complex, our currency is ensured to lose it's value.
- "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." - - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Thursday, September 24, 2009
- the total cost of annual business state regulation in California is $492.994 billion (this does not include Schwarzenegger's insane global warming bill, (AB32), costing an additional $186 billion in lost gross revenue, plus another million jobs lost)
- annual business taxes lost as a result of these regulations - $16.024 billion
- lost labor income, is a staggering $210.471 billion
- over regulation in California has cost almost 4 million jobs
The Progressives enjoy punishing businesses for creating wealth.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The bankrupt L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD)will be spending nearly 1/3 of their budget on unfunded liability retirement benefits between pension and retiree health care. To compensate for this, the L.A. Unified School District may be able to raise the property taxes on you, L.A. county and L.A. Unified school district home owners. To further burden the taxpayer, L.A. Unified has undertaken a huge school building project. Over 100 new schools will be built at the cost of $20.1 billion. With enrollment dropping close to 7% since the start of the decade, (it's estimated over 100,000 empty seats will exist in the LAUSD by the year 2012), this boondoggle will be of massive proportion. A year ago, the LAUSD convinced voters to vote for Bond Measure Q. Get ready for another tax assault, L.A. homeowners. They buried some sort of tax provision in Measure Q which might allow the LAUSD to almost double your property taxes!
Because of this irreversible decision, made by these thieving politicians, in cahoots with the unions 10 years ago, cities and counties may be forced to go bankrupt. These retirement plans, cooked up by the crooks in Sacramento and the unions, are clearly unsustainable. Lets hope not, but unless a reversal of spending is achieved soon, this travesty may be what topples California into a wasteland.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
[Mr. Mayor, is there a way forward, in your mind, and if so what are key to breaking not only the short term crisis but what seems to be a longer structural economic crisis in California?]
- "Well, there is a way forward and that way forward requires that we make cuts in programs, serious cuts, and legislature's done that over the last couple of years."
Wait a second! Make cuts? How about cutting the amount of money we spend on celebrity memorials? Anybody for that? The financial whiz that he is, Villaraigosa conveniently forgets to mention that between 2003 and 2007, California state spending grew 31%, compared with a 5% population increase. A lot of the spending increases had to do with unions. For instance, the unfunded liabilities of the 356,000 California state workers pension plans are now estimated at over $200 billion. Wait there's more.
- "But it also requires that we raise the revenue that we need to provide the safety net of programs that are so essential to Californians."
All right, Mr. Mayor. Raising taxes again, in one of the highest taxed states in the country, just after the largest state tax increase in the history of our nation back in February; is required??? So Villaraigosa's plan, after he's blown millions of dollars on the Michael Jackson memorial, is to raise taxes on us to strengthen the safety net. Could you strengthen the safety net by not spending millions of dollars on a celebrity memorial?
[Mr. Mayor, where do you get that revenue from, that your talking about? Are you in favor of significant increases in the tax rates particularly among the wealthy?]
- "Well, I'm in favor of raising taxes and cutting programs."
California already has the highest state income tax, the highest sales tax, and the highest gasoline tax in the nation. The business climate is so unfriendly thwarted with strict regulations, a recent Milken Institute report found that between 2000 and 2007, California lost nearly 400,000 manufacturing jobs. So raising taxes doesn't seem like any type of compromise in solving Sacramento's out of control spending. How much more can be sucked out of the California taxpayer to finance his illegal alien children in the schools and his illegal alien children being taken to the hospitals by their illegal alien parents? Why do we have to put up with this? Why does this man exist running the city of Los Angeles campaigning on national television for more taxes? I guess it's easy for Villaraigosa to say raise taxes, when his city of Los Angeles has a $500 million plus, deficit... but that's not exactly a sign of economic insight.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
- How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?
- the Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for revenue. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: "You vote for revenue and your career is over." I don't know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it's about free speech, but it's extremely unfair.
It seems this tax and spend Obama zombie doesn't like the fact we voted not to let Sacramento steal more of our money. When our elected Representatives misrepresent the will of the people, we have the right to replace them with someone who does represent the will of the people. So now she has to be responsible for all the money that has been given to all the unions and illegal aliens collecting welfare, and we're called terrorists by voting the "wrong" way, against more tax increases. She's really gone off the deep end by calling voters terrorists, just because they don't want their taxes to go any higher.
Then add the fact that Democrat Budget Conference Committee hack, Noreen Evans, is trying to raise your taxes again and you've got to wonder, who are these people representing? It doesn't seem to be tax paying American citizens.
Noreen Evans says:
“living within our means, means nothing!”
Saturday, May 23, 2009
- 1% sales tax increase, (up to 10.25%, depending on the city)
- a boost in vehicle license fees that nearly doubles
- additional 5% surcharge on state income tax
It's fascinating about psychopathic liars. They don't understand that when they lie, it pisses people off. That's why 5 of 6 propositions were defeated at the May 19th special election in California. What did our leaders in Sacramento propose?:
- Prop 1A, was nothing more than a two year extension of the taxes that were just imposed on the citizens of California. This was explained off by the designers as a "rainy day fund". This lost 66% to 34%
- Prop 1B, was nothing more than a bribe to the teachers union. This lost 63% to 37%
- Prop 1C, was nothing more than a borrowing scheme to borrow from future lottery revenue. This lost 65% to 35%
- Prop 1D, was nothing more than taking money from Children's Services Funding. This lost 66% to 34%
- Prop 1E was nothing more than taking money from Mental Health Funding. This lost 66% to 34%
- Prop 1F prevents elected Members of the Legislature and statewide constitutional officers, from receiving pay raises in years when the state is running a deficit. This won 74% to 26%
- "It was pretty clear that voters were giving us a very specific message. This is too complicated, we don't want to vote on it, we are fatigued with the number of elections we've had, especially special elections".
- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Darrell Steinberg, state Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Assemblyman Mike Villines, Senator Dave Cogdill
- the Republicans (donated $650,000)
- the Democrats
- big oil
- the prison guards union
- the teachers union (donated over $1,000,000)
- the state workers union
- liquor industry representatives
Monday, May 11, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
- $787 billion “economic stimulus” package
- 410 billion fiscal 2009 omnibus spending bill
- $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, Detroit automakers, and homeowners who took out mortgages they can’t afford
Both the House and Senate Budget Committees will begin marking up their versions of the Obama budget on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Oklahoma's 4th District
March 9, 2009
Coming on the heels of a $789 billion stimuless package, and a $410 billion Omnibus spending bill, President Obama has now presented the nation with the largest federal budget in our nation's history. The staggering $3.5 trillion budget proposal will raise taxes, grow the size of government and increase our deficits over the next ten years.
Monday, March 9, 2009
- The money is in addition to $900-million in aid to the Palestinian Authority announced by the secretary last week at the donors’ conference, in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
About a third of the U.S. taxpayer money -- $300 million -- is directly slated for Gaza...Wait a second, doesn't the militant group, Hamas, control Gaza?
Doesn't that mean money is being given to a group labeled terrorists by the U.S.?
Should we be surprised?
The American middle class can fund Palestinian education, (along with a favorite terrorist group of their choice), as well as in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Unfortunately, it will not be able to fund its own children’s education. The U.S. can’t even pay off our State and Federal budgets, and we are “giving” $ away again?!
Forcing the American people to bail out banks and financial firms, irresponsible homeowners, and now Palestine, proves our leaders in Washington are completely out of control. We have no business rebuilding other nations!
Do you really think that we would have any control of that money once it gets into their hands anyway?
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Schwarzenegger's War On Prosperity continues as California passes the largest state tax increase in the history of our nation
Over 8,000 California citizens descended on Fullerton CA., Saturday, to join KFI 640 AM radio show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, for the first event of Tax Revolt 2009, protesting tax increases recently approved in Sacramento. People came from all over the Southland, from San Diego to Palmdale. It was reported that such a large turnout backed up surface streets all the way to the 91 freeway.
Those that gathered are advocates of a smaller government, lower taxes approach and feel raising taxes in a failing economic time such as this, will only damage the economy even more. "They laid on us the largest tax increase that any state has ever passed in the nation's 233-year history," John Kobylt said to the crowd.
Many taxpayers feel betrayed and support recall efforts against Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Claremont; state Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria; and Assemblyman Jeff Miller, R-Corona.
Adams and Maldonado voted in February to approve a budget that includes $12.8 billion in tax increases to help close a $42 billion deficit. (Coincidentally, the cost of the illegal alien population costs about $13 billion per year and is literally crippling the “Golden State.” Of course our current leaders in Sacramento seem to refuse to do anything about the illegal alien invasion). Miller, the hosts allege, didn't do enough to stop the deal from passing.
State spending has grown 40 percent in the past five years because of deal-making and political corruption by special interests. Lawmakers of both parties are not protecting taxpayers because lawmakers put their power, prestige, and lifestyles first. We must hold Republicans and Democrats accountable.
The main thrust for the tax protest is the upcoming May 19th special election, concerning Proposition 1A, Rainy Day/Budget Stabilization Fund. "The purpose is to vote down Prop 1A on May 19 because it's a two-year tax extension," said Kobylt. If voters approve this proposition, temporary taxes that are part of the budget would be extended for an additional two years. Californians already pay the highest state, sales, and gasoline taxes in the nation. John and Ken are trying to spread the message of voting NO on Prop 1A, to stop the onslaught of new taxes on the already hurting California taxpayers.
Another aspect of the anti-tax campaign is to shine a light on those who let us down in Sacramento. For instance:
- California State Assemblyman Anthony Adams gave his word to not vote to raise taxes. He broke his promise on February 19, 2009, when he cast one of three Republican votes in the Assembly necessary to pass a budget that will increase taxes on Californians. http://www.recalladams.org/
- Assemblyman Jeff Miller, broke his promise to protect taxpayers and must be held accountable. Miller not only promised to protect taxpayers, he signed a pledge to do so. Jeff Miller broke that pledge and betrayed taxpayers. http://www.recallmiller.com/
- California's economy just got terminated with a massive $12.8 Billion Tax Increase...thanks to the critical vote of Senator Abel Maldonado. It's not the first time Abel has sold his Party, his Constituents, and his State up the river. Recall Abel Maldonado and make sure he never holds office again in the State of California. http://recallmaldonado.com
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger turned his back on the citizens of California by spearheading this plan to steal more money from the taxpayer. To get elected, Arnold was outraged at the thought of higher taxes. But now that he is in power, it's a different story. Click here for an August 2003 audio clip of Arnold voicing his outrage against all the taxes Californians have to pay.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association simply calls Proposition 1A "a blatant attempt to raise all Californians' taxes to support the continual overspending by Sacramento politicians."
"The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return."
Friday, February 27, 2009
• $8 billion for high-speed railway (including an earmark for an Los Angeles to Las Vegas MagLev)
• $1 billion for the “FutureGen” not-ready-for-primetime near zero emission plant in Illinois
• $53.6 billion for the “state stabilization” slush fund
• $1.3 billion for Amtrak
• $24 million for USDA buildings and rent
• $176 million for renovating Agricultural Research Service buildings
• $290 million for flood prevention activities
• $50 million for watershed rehabilitation
• $1.4 billion for wastewater disposal programs
• $295 million for administrative expenses associated with food stamp program
• $1 billion for the 2010 Census
• $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
• $650 million for the DTV converter box coupon program
• $360 million for construction of NIST buildings
• $830 million for NOAA research and facilities
• $2 billion for Byrne JAG program
• $125 million for rural communities to combat drug crimes
• $1 billion for the COPS program
• $1 billion for NASA
• $300 million to purchase scientific instruments for colleges and museums
• $400 million for equipment and facilities at the NSF
• $3.7 billion to conduct "green" renovations on military bases
• $375 million for Mississippi River projects
• $10 million for urban canals
• $5 billion for weatherizing buildings
• $2 billion to develop advanced batteries for hybrid cars
• $3.4 billion for fossil energy research (possibly including an earmark for FutureGen)
• $5.1 billion for environmental cleanup around military bases
• $5.5 billion for "green" federal buildings
• $300 million for "green" cars for federal employees
• $20 million for IT upgrades at the Small Business Administration
• $200 million to design and furnish DHS headquarters
• $125 million to restore trails and abandoned mines
• $146 million for trail maintenance at National Park Service sites
• $140 million for volcano monitoring systems
• $600 million for the EPA Superfund environmental cleanup program
• $25 million for the Smithsonian Institution
• $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
• $1.2 billion for "youth activities" (for "youth" up to 24 years old)
• $500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
• $160 million for volunteer programs at the Corporation for National and Community Service
• $500 million earmark for the SSA National Computer Center in MD
• $220 million for the International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico
- - Benjamin Franklin
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
A weekly column
January 26, 2009
By Rep. Ron Paul [R, TX-14]
Stimulus for Who?
This week the House is expected to pass an $825 billion economic stimulus package. In reality, this bill is just an escalation of a government-created economic mess. As before, a sense of urgency and impending doom is being used to extract mountains of money from Congress with minimal debate. So much for change. This is déjà vu. We are again being promised that its passage will help employment, help homeowners, help the environment, etc. These promises are worthless. This time around especially, Congress should know better than to pass anything of this magnitude without first reading the fine print.
There are many red flags that I have found in this bill.
- At least $4 billion is allocated to expanding the police state and the war on drugs through Byrne grants, which even the Bush administration opposed, and the COPS program, both of which are corrupt and largely ineffective programs.
- To help Big Brother keep a better eye on us and our children, $20 billion would go towards health information technology, which would create a national system of electronic medical records without adequate privacy protection. These records would instead be subject to the misnamed federal “medical privacy” rule, which allows government and state-favored special interests to see medical records at will. An additional $250 million is allocated for states to nationalize individual student data, expanding Federal control of education and eroding privacy.
- $79 billion bails out states that haphazardly expanded their budgets during the bubble years, but refuse to retrench and cut back, as their taxpayers have had to, during recession years.
- $200 million expands Americorps.
- $100 million goes to “faith-and-community” based organizations for social services, which will further insinuate the government into charity and community service. Private charities are much more efficient and effective because they are directly accountable to donors, while public programs tend to get rewarded for failure. With its money, the Federal Government brings its incompetence and its whims, while creating foolish dependence. This is sad to see.
Of course the bill is rife with central planning projects.
- $4 billion for job training, much of which will be used to direct workers into “green jobs”.
- $200 million to “encourage” electric cars
- $2 billion to support US manufacturers of advanced batteries and battery systems, which is yet another function of government I can’t find in the Constitution.
- Not to mention $500 million for energy efficient manufacturing demonstration projects
- $70 million for a Technology Innovation Program for “research in potentially revolutionary technologies” in which government, not supply and demand, will pick winners and losers.
- $746 million for afterschool snacks
- $6.75 billion for the Department of Commerce, including $1 billion for a census.
This bill delivers an additional debt burden of $6,700 to every American man, woman and child.
There is a lot of stimulus and growth in this bill – that is, of government. Nothing in this bill stimulates the freedom and prosperity of the American people. Politician-directed spending is never as successful as market-driven investment. Instead of passing this bill, Congress should get out of the way by cutting taxes, cutting spending, and reining in the reckless monetary policy of the Federal Reserve.
"That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves."
- - Thomas Jefferson
February 4th update: The War On Prosperity continues, with more wasted money.
$1 billion for Amtrak, which hasn’t earned a profit in four decades.
$2 billion to help subsidize child care.
$400 million for research into global warming.
$2.4 billion for projects to demonstrate how carbon greenhouse gas can be safely removed from the atmosphere.
$650 million for coupons to help consumers convert their TV sets from analog to digital, part of the digital TV conversion.
$600 million to buy a new fleet of cars for federal employees and government departments.
$75 million to fund programs to help people quit smoking.
$21 million to re-sod the National Mall, which suffered heavy use during the Inauguration.
$2.25 billion for national parks. This item has sparked calls for an investigation, because the chief lobbyist of the National Parks Association is the son of Rep. David R. Obey, D-Wisc. The $2,25 billion is about equal to the National Park Service’s entire annual budget. The Washington Times reports it is a threefold increase over what was originally proposed for parks in the stimulus bill. Obey is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
$335 million for treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts. $4.19 billion to stave off foreclosures via the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The bill allows nonprofits to compete with cities and states for $3.44 billion of the money, which means a substantial amount of it will be captured by ACORN, the controversial activist group currently under federal investigation for vote fraud. Another $750 million would be exclusively reserved for nonprofits such as ACORN – meaning cities and states are barred from receiving that money. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., charges the money could appear to be a “payoff” for the partisan political activities community groups in the last election cycle.
$44 million to renovate the headquarters building of the Agriculture Department.
$32 billion for a “smart electricity grid to minimize waste.
$87 billion of Medicaid funds, to aid states.
$53.4 billion for science facilities, high speed Internet, and miscellaneous energy and environmental programs.
$13 billion to repair and weatherize public housing, help the homeless, repair foreclosed homes.
$20 billion for quicker depreciation and write-offs for equipment.
$10.3 billion for tax credits to help families defray the cost of college tuition.
$20 billion over five years for an expanded food stamp program.
Republican leaders say the stimulus package will add 32 new government programs at a cost of $136 billion. They object that many of the programs, once established, are likely to continue indefinitely.
Most media outlets are reporting the cost of the package at $819 billion. As Newsmax revealed yesterday, however, the Congressional Budget Office calculates that the interest on the debt generated by the bill’s spending will cost another $347.1 billion, making the total cost approximately $1.17 trillion.
The current bailout/counterfeiting exercise is their desperate attempt to maintain control in a time when the power of their fiat money tricksterism is slipping away with amazing speed. After promising change, Obama's decision to fulfill the promises with more scamming is genuinely disgusting.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
By Peter Schiff
Once the dollar begins to collapse beneath the weight of all this new deficit spending, accumulation of contingency liabilities, and the socialization of our economy, commodity prices and interest rates will head skyward. In addition, once all the going out of business sales at U.S. retailers are over, and excess inventories have been reduced, watch for big price increases at the consumer level as well.
In the end, rather than filling our stockings with Christmas goodies, our foreign creditors will likely substitute lumps of coal. Of course given how high coal prices will ultimately rise as a result of all this inflation, in Christmas Future perhaps our stockings will be stuffed with nothing but our own worthless currency. It might not burn as well as coal, but at least we will have plenty of it.
Peter D. Schiff, PresidentEuro Pacific Capital, Inc.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
Barack Obama supports bill that gives immunity to telecommunications companies that helped the Bush Administration spy on law-abiding Americans
The measure, H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, condones the actions of telecommunications companies that cooperated with illegal warrantless surveillance after 9/11 by virtually assuring the dismissal of the dozens of lawsuits pending against them. And it invites future abuses by failing to give the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court the authority to protect law-abiding Americans from being spied on by their government.
Congress has now made it far too easy for spy agencies to vacuum up data from private phone calls and e-mails without meaningful oversight by an independent court. The bill fails at the most fundamental level to restore the independent judicial check on executive power that the Bush administration has done so much to undermine.
- Barack Obama voted in favor of this bill that gives immunity to telecoms that have aided illegal government surveillance in the past.
- Barack Obama voted in favor of this new law that gives the government the power to conduct dragnet surveillance that has no connection to terrorism or criminal activity of any kind.
- Barack Obama voted in favor of this law that is fundamentally inconsistent with the Constitution and with the most basic values of the Republic we live in.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Special To CNN
(excerpt) see full article at:
(CNN) -- The questions now being asked are: Where to go from here and who's to blame for the downfall of the Republican Party?
Now, in light of the election, many are asking: What is the future of the Republican Party?
But that is the wrong question. The proper question should be: Where is our country heading? There's no doubt that a large majority of Americans believe we're on the wrong track. That's why the candidate demanding "change" won the election. It mattered not that the change offered was no change at all, only a change in the engineer of a runaway train.
In the rise and fall of the recent Republican reign of power these past decades, the goal of the party had grown to be only that of gaining and maintaining power -- with total sacrifice of the original Republican belief in shrinking the size of government. Limiting government power and size with less spending and a balanced budget as the goal used to be a "traditional" Republican value. This is what Goldwater and Reagan talked about. That is what the Contract with America stood for.
The opportunity finally came in 2000 to do something about the cancerous growth of government. This clear message led to the Republican success at the polls.
Once the Republicans were in power, though, the promises faded, and all policies were directed at maintaining or increasing power by trying to whittle away at Democratic strength by acting like big-spending Democrats.
The Republican Congress never once stood up against the Bush/Rove machine that demanded support for unconstitutional wars, attacks on civil liberties here at home, and an economic policy based on more spending, more debt, and more inflation -- while constantly preaching the flawed doctrine that deficits don't matter as long as taxes aren't raised.
After eight years of perpetual (and unnecessary and unconstitutional) war, persistent and expanded attacks on our privacy, runaway deficits, and now nationalization of the financial system, Republicans are going to have a tough time regaining the confidence of the American people.
Since the new alignment of political power offers no real change, we will remain on the same track without even a pretense of slowing the growth of government. With the new administration we can expect things to go from bad to worse.
During the debates in the Republican Presidential primary, even though I am a 10-term sitting Representative Member of Congress, I was challenged more than once on my Republican credentials. The fact that I was repeatedly asked how I could be a Republican when I was talking a different language than the other candidates answers the question of how the Republican Party can slip so far so fast.
My rhetorical answer at the time was simple: Why should one be excluded from the Republican Party for believing and always voting for:
• Limited government power
• A balanced budget
• Personal liberty
• Strict adherence to the Constitution
• Sound money
• A strong defense while avoiding all undeclared wars
• No nation-building and no policing the world
Abusing the rule of law and ignoring the Constitution can be reversed. To ignore the political struggle and only "hope for the best" is pure folly. The march toward a dictatorial powerful state is now in double time.
All those who care -- and especially those who understand the stakes involved -- have an ominous responsibility to energetically get involved in the battle of survival for a free and prosperous America.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Under the Bush administration, the Patriot Act was established.
The Patriot Act grants unchecked powers to government, and strips U.S. citizens of their right to due process, unreasonable search and seizure and other basic freedoms. The unconstitutional “USA PATRIOT Act,” is an overnight revision of the nation's surveillance laws that vastly expanded the government's authority to spy on its own citizens. Barack Obama voted yes to reauthorize the Patriot Act (S. 2271), in March, 2006. This isn't exactly standing in opposition to the Bush Administration.
Under the Bush administration, spying is a national pastime.
The New York Times reported on December 16, 2005, that his administration had been secretly spying on Americans without warrants since late 2001.
Barack Obama voted yes on the FISA Amendment Act of 2008, (H.R. 6304). This bill gives immunity to telecommunications companies that helped the Bush administration spy on Americans.
The Bush administration wanted to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
Barack Obama voted yes on the Dream Act (S. 2205).
Who but our corrupt and pandering senators would think of incorporating the DREAM Act into “stockpile” provisions buried at the end of the lengthy Defense Bill? The DREAM Act would give amnesty to 2.1 million illegal aliens. S. 2205 would just entice a larger wave of illegal immigration.
Obama supports the interests of the National Council of La Raza.
Obama addresses the National Council of La Raza, (excerpt):
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I fought with you in the Senate for comprehensive immigration reform. And I will make it a top priority in my first year as President... because we have to finally bring those 12 million people out of the shadows... we cannot and should not deport 12 million people... we're reaching out to Latino organizations to get input on my policy proposals.
As a pro United Nations globalist, it seems quite apparent that Barack Obama has an open borders, one world government philosophy, with no concern for our national sovereignty; just like George Bush.
The Bush administration pushed for a Wall Street bailout. Instead of launching investigations to determine who is to blame and who can be prosecuted for creating this financial crisis, Barack Obama fully supported the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, (H.R. 1424). How dare Obama even consider giving the failed and deceitful Bush administration more money and power. This is unconstitutional! $1 trillion more is somehow supposed to magically appear and solve all our problems! No – creating more money might delay the inevitable for some well-connected banks on Wall Street, but in a few weeks we will find ourselves right back in this same position, but much poorer.
(and guess what)...
Bernanke Calls for More Stimulus
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 01:52 PM CDT
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke helped build momentum for Congress to come back after the November elections and pass a second economic stimulus package.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke endorsed additional fiscal stimulus. Wall Street and Democrats in Congress reacted favorably. And White House press secretary Dana Perino said that the Bush administration is “open” to a second stimulus.
The Bush administration perpetuates wars without purpose.
This excerpt is from a report from September 2007, about a Democratic debate that had just aired on television:
[Now that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards have admitted that they aren't serious about ending the war in Iraq, it is time for anti-war voters to look elsewhere. In a Democratic debate on MSNBC this past week, none of the three Democratic front-runners would pledge to have American troops out of Iraq by 2013 -- the end of their first term in office, if they were to win. Anti-war voters should size up their options now. Clinton, Obama, and Edwards have made it clear that they won't commit to truly ending the war, and the rest of the Democratic field has little chance to catch them.]
And that's coming from candidates who claim to be AGAINST the war.
As hideous as the Bush administration has been, the truth of the matter is that Congress bears far more responsibility for the overthrow of our constitutional Republic than George W. Bush, or even the worst of our former presidents. It is Congress that has passed the laws and created the meddlesome agencies that the friends of freedom so despise. Congress gave us the Federal Reserve, the 16th Amendment and the IRS, the Department of Education, the PATRIOT ACT, the REAL ID Act, the Military Commissions Act, and so forth. It is Congress that has steadily built our national debt into a financial Tower of Babel. It is Congress that has allowed George W. Bush to get away with waging undeclared wars, ignoring the laws, and trampling the Constitution.
What kind of change can we expect from President Barack Obama?
Obama is pushing a bill (S. 2433), that would mandate a Global Tax costing the United States $845 billion, as well as banning small arms and light weapons. Organizations like the Joyce Foundation, (that Obama sat on the board of directors), the Freedom States Alliance (FSA), the United Nations (UN) and others, seek to disarm law-abiding citizens. This is the idea of "change" that they share with Barack Obama. It is clear... as a pro United Nations globalist, Barack Obama has a hostile presidential agenda against gun ownership and our Second Amendment rights.
Does the way Barack Obama cast his vote on issues really represent your own beliefs and principles? It appears to me, he is supporting the same administration that he claims to be so adamantly opposed to. When they have the same goals, how different are they really?
Except by name... Republicrats
What is Socialism?
- -a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
- - Winston Churchill
"The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level."
- - Norman Mailer
Friday, November 7, 2008
Take a look at the recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout: both John McCain and Barack Obama endorsed and lobbied for it. Both McCain and Obama will continue to bail out these international banksters on the backs of the American taxpayers. Both McCain and Obama support giving illegal aliens amnesty and a path to citizenship. In the debate this past Tuesday night, both McCain and Obama expressed support for sending U.S. forces around the world for "peacekeeping" purposes. They also expressed support for sending combat forces against foreign countries even if those countries do not pose a threat to the United States. Neither Obama nor McCain will do anything to stem the tide of a burgeoning police state or a mushrooming New World Order. Both Obama and McCain support NAFTA and similar "free trade" deals. Neither candidate will do anything to rid America of the Federal Reserve, or work to eliminate the personal income tax, or disband the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Both Obama and McCain support the United Nations. So, pray tell, how is a vote for either McCain or Obama not a wasted vote?
"In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- - George Orwell