Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ron Paul Las Vegas 10/18/11

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Support the Constitution



Sunday, July 10, 2011

The most corrupt administration in the history of America

‎"Fast and furious" was launched to blame Mexico's cartel violence on American gun shops and the Second Amendment in an attempt to take our Second Amendment rights away. Obama, Holder, and Napolitano are domestic enemies to the Constitution and should be held accountable for treason.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"You Can Take That To The Bank"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Barack Hussein Obama

The country flounders as he parties. People are starting to realize, the great Barack Hussein Obama, is just an empty suit. We've possibly never had someone less accomplished, less substantial, or less worthy of the office of
the President of the United States.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Liberal Protest of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Budget Repair Plan

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PROOF that Obama and the Socialist Democrats lie and spread massive hate in our country. Proof! That what they claim about the Tea Party is untrue. The American Socialist Party / Labor Unions are tearing our country apart and if you oppose them, then they will come after you. Watch this video and learn the TRUTH about Obama's pool of Liberals / Progressive Socialists / and even Communists that he is partnered with.

One of the most cynical budgets in modern memory

EVAN THOMAS, NEWSWEEK: Only the President, only the President can break the logjam. His State of the Union was a profile in cowardice. His budget is a profile in cowardice. I hope there’s a secret plan he has here to come forward to lead us, but he hasn’t shown it yet.
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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The budget itself admits that it adds $7 trillion in debt over the next decade. And his own Secretary of the Treasury admitted in Congress this week that it is unsustainable. He did not lead and it is a huge failing.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Stimulus


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"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic."
- - Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Government Can

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ron Paul's Full Speech at CPAC 2011: Defend Liberty!!!

Obama's U.S. Intelligence Director, James Clapper, says Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular

Are you sick of being lied to, from the top, down yet?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bank Bailouts Explained

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

With the new tax hike in Illinois, the biggest growth business in the state will be moving companies.

The new tax rate in Illinois is not going to pay down the deficit. It's going to provide Illinois residents with higher quality corruption and enrich the cronies of the governors, mayors and aldermen, while sustaining the fat cat lifestyles of the Illinois pensioners.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Southern Avenger

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nigel Farage slams European Union telling them the game is up

THE TRUTH DOESN'T NEED A MAJORITY

Saturday, November 14, 2009

THE BUSH WAR MACHINE, ROLLS ON

In 2001, without a declaration of war from Congress, the imperious Bush administration unconstitutionally gave the go ahead to invade Afghanistan. About 20,000 troops were stationed there in 2006.

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
How can Obama even think about fighting unconstitutional wars halfway around the world while California goes bankrupt, while Americans are losing their homes, while unemployment tops 10%, and while stores and factories are being shut down? Obama doesn't have another dollar to spend on Bush's wars! Bring our troops home!

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"Barack Obama’s election promise to bring “change” to Washington and reverse the juggernaut of the Bush war machine has proven to be nothing more than a cruel hoax"...

- - Paul Joseph Watson

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Schwarzenegger's State Budget Secret

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) or the Cal EPA, impose massive regulatory financial burdens on business owners who seek to create jobs and wealth here in the Golden State.

An investigative study Governor Schwarzenegger has been trying to avoid going public, has been brought to light, that outlines the real costs to businesses in California that are caused by our own state government. The state regulatory authorities are bounty hunters, stalking businesses, crushing the life out of the California economy, making it impossible to compete with China.
  • 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

California State and Local Government Pensions


The list is long.
There are 5,115 retired California government workers currently receiving pensions in excess of $100,000 per year, from the California Public Employees Retirement System.

What happened to our beautiful state? Well... In 1999, heavily pushed by the unions, the California legislature passed a bill that not only increased retirement benefits for public employees, but lowered the retirement age and applied the increased benefits retroactively.

Why is California's economic future bleak? One reason is public employees are retiring as young as 50 and 55. Some are collecting as much as 100% of their salary, annual cost of living raises and lifetime health care benefits. And it's not uncommon to see the same retirees go back to work for the same public agency that they worked for in the first place. Double dipping, as it were.
The Democrats do the bidding of the cubical workers, those state employees, and the Republicans do the bidding of the police and the fire and the prison guards. So one public employees union or another owns just about everybody in Sacramento, along with most cities and county's in the state.

Public sector employees earn about 40% higher salaries and 60% greater benefits than private sector employees. Since California is the only state in the nation that basis it's pensions on it's single highest earning year, the estimated unfunded liabilities for retirement benefits, just for state employees alone, exceeds $100 billion. Most cities and counties in California are now paying between 15% and 20% of their entire budget just to pay for retirement benefits.

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!

The estimates for pensions and retirement benefits could take up to 10% of the state budget. The yearly cost for state employees pensions in 2001, was about $160 million. The current annual cost for state pensions in California is now estimated at $3.4 billion. That's only for pension costs, that doesn't include the retiree health care costs in which the state of California owes right around $60 billion.

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.


http://www.californiapensionreform.com/?p=179

Saturday, July 18, 2009

FAILURE.

After his approval of splurging millions of dollars of city taxpayer money on a memorial for Michael Jackson, and because he's got all the books balanced here in L.A., Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was asked on MSNBC, about his in-depth analysis concerning the state of the economy in California as a whole.

[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

Psychos in Sacramento

In reference to the May 19th special election, where the taxpayers voted down a massive 2 year tax extension, California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass was asked,

  • How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?
She said:
  • 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

We're mad as hell and we're not going to take this anymore

In the last 10 years the size of government has doubled in the state of California, as well as going from a $75 billion, to a $145 billion "budget".
The rate of expansion between 1997 to 2007, was like hiring 48 people EVERY day, for a straight 10 years. There are over 235,000 California state employees. Los Angeles has 22,000 unionized city workers, alone.

Add the fact our elected officials have created one of the worst business climates in the country, as California has the highest corporate income taxes in the West.
In February, the liars and thieves in Sacramento decided to dump a higher tax burden on the California taxpayer. Schwarzenegger and his buddies forced on us the largest state tax increase in the history of the United States, including:
  • 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%
This is the post election message California state Assembly Speaker Karen Bass wants to spin in the media. She said:
  • "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".
I'm never fatigued to vote down a tax increase. It seems to me the people who cared, voted. Is Karen Bass just out of touch with her constituents? The message from the people who voted was no more taxes, no more borrowing, no more money laundering, no more spending. That's what the propositions proposed and they were voted down. The message was simple.

The California voter defeated a huge power structure designed to financially suppress the people. The political hacks pushing the tax increases spent nearly $30 million, while those opposed had less than $4 million to get the truth out.
Who supported this atrocity?:
  • 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
  • hollywood
  • the prison guards union
  • the teachers union (donated over $1,000,000)
  • the state workers union
  • liquor industry representatives
It's time to take our government back. A total restructure on how money is spent. They took simple government services and they turned it into some sort of gold plated employees package with unions.

For example much of our taxpayer money doesn't go to the classroom. For instance, why do California teachers get a 25% higher salary and benefits, than than the national average? And there is a 50% drop out rate in Los Angeles.
Also, California spends $43,000 a year for each prisoner. Florida, spends $18000, per prisoner.
Both Democratic and Republican legislators conspired to pass this insane tax increase. Let's get them out of office one at a time.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has betrayed the people of California for the last time.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Obama's pro-war agenda escalates in Afghanistan










Congressman Ron Paul (R,TX-14)
May, 11, 2009

While much of the country’s attention is on other issues, a serious situation is developing in Pakistan that threatens to plunge us into another fruitless and bloody war. It is very frustrating to see that many who were so vehemently against the wars of the last administration have suddenly lost interest in foreign policy simply because we were promised change.

Those still paying attention know that nothing could be further from the truth. Very little has changed, except perhaps rhetoric, but what does that matter when the bombing missions are only getting deadlier? Rather than drawing down violent military interventions into the affairs of other countries, the new administration is escalating the foreign policy of the previous administration.

In Pakistan that entails the continuation and even escalation of military interventionism just across the border with Afghanistan. The targets are believed to be enclaves of Taliban militants, however, many innocent civilians have been caught in the deadly crossfire, severely damaging our image in the region. Many ordinary Afghanis and Pakistanis that never had cause to take up arms against us are being provided with motivation as family and friends are killed and maimed by our clumsy and indiscriminate bombs. Is it worth it for us to be involved in this way at such a high cost of blood, treasure and goodwill? Is there anything to be gained by this policy?

We are helping the Taliban and other enemies to actually gain numbers and strength, while driving them down from the mountains in the border regions deeper into Pakistan, where they have been making a menace of themselves. As our bombings follow them, beleaguered villagers have little choice but to leave their homes and join the swelling numbers of refugees or take up arms and join the fight against us.

Nonetheless, instead of recognizing the cascading unintended consequences of trying to deal with Pakistan’s problems, all signs in Washington point to further escalation. Both the House and Senate have newly introduced bills to triple foreign aid to Pakistan, from $500 million to $1.5 billion, with every indication that the leadership in Pakistan is taking advantage of the situation with the Taliban to milk more aid from the US taxpayer. We are broke. This is money we don’t have, and it is an insult to the American people to run up the national credit card for this type of military adventurism after many Americans thought they were voting for peace.

The bottom line is our involvement in Pakistan’s internal problems is not making us safer. In fact, we are adding to the numbers of our enemies and increasing the threats to our security here at home. We are inciting the very terrorism and extremism we are trying to stop. Every dollar we send, even if it is for humanitarian purposes, frees up resources to make war and potentially prop up unpopular leaders. The factions and politics of the Middle East are irrational and dangerous. We play with fire when we meddle in their affairs, and we isolate ourselves diplomatically by making more enemies than friends. We need to bring our troops home, end all foreign aid, and maintain a neutral stance on the world stage. It, in fact, is the only foreign policy we can afford right now, and it would gain us more friends and trading partners than our bombs ever could. Besides, that’s what the Constitution permits and our founders strongly advised.
"Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know I can see through your masks."
-- Bob Dylan

Monday, March 23, 2009

Obama’s War On Prosperity continues: record-shattering $3.6 trillion budget for fiscal 2010

Thomas A. Schatz,
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
If enacted, the Obama budget would levy a whole host of new and higher taxes to fund policies aimed at “remaking” the American economy, like nationalized healthcare, a cap-and-trade energy system, and “tax breaks” for low-income families, most of whom don’t pay federal income taxes to begin with.

The budget would raise income taxes on individuals and small businesses by $636 billion over 10 years. It creates a $634 billion “reserve fund” for nationalizing healthcare that would be paid for with a combination of tax increases and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

President Obama’s budget would also impose a “light bulb tax” on all Americans in order to implement a cap-and-trade energy policy, where companies would have to pay the federal government to use oil, natural gas, and other fossil fuels. That tax alone could cost American families as much as $3,100 per year in higher prices for electricity, gasoline, and other products and services. Not only would these tax increases further drain American families and businesses of income during the recession, they will stifle economic growth, just when our elected leaders should be enacting policies to promote it!

This massive $3.6 trillion budget comes on top of the:
  • $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
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Friday predicted that the Obama budget will push the federal deficit to a mind-numbing $1.85 trillion this year and pile up $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade, on top of the existing $11 trillion national debt! CBO called these deficits, which would never fall below 4 percent of our economy’s gross domestic product, “unsustainable.”
Both the House and Senate Budget Committees will begin marking up their versions of the Obama budget on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
As if this disastrous $3.6 trillion spending plan weren’t bad enough, the Obama Administration is pushing Democratic lawmakers to use a parliamentary maneuver called “budget reconciliation,” which would allow the Senate to pass the Obama budget’s tax increases, nationalized healthcare plan, and cap-and-trade energy policy with a simple majority rather than the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.



"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

- - Winston Churchill

Monday, March 16, 2009

Big Government is Back with a Vengeance

Congressman Tom Cole
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.

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The President's budget will increase taxes by $1.6 trillion over the next ten years. Marginal income taxes will be raised - hurting the very small businesses America needs to pull us out of recession. The marriage penalty will return, as will the death tax. And the tax deductibility of home mortgage interest and
charitable donations will be severely restricted.
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Remarkably, despite the massive tax hikes, President Obama's budget spends every penny - and more. Today's national debt level is over $10 trillion. Under the President's budget the national debt will balloon to $23.1 trillion by 2019. To put this in perspective, the amount of debt proposed by this budget is more than the total amount of debt the United States has acquired from 1789 until today.
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This unprecedented growth in the size and expense of the federal government is truly stunning. And what makes it all the more stunning is the absolute disconnect between the President's rhetoric and his actions. He and his liberal allies who control both houses of Congress pay lip service to fiscal responsibility, government transparency and ending government waste. These are all principles which members of both parties should be happy to work together to achieve. Unfortunately, the President's actions demonstrate that he has no such intentions. His actions make it abundantly clear that the failed economic policies of high taxes and limitless deficits are once again the order of the day. Indeed, the era of big government is back with a vengeance.
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Abraham Lincoln once said, "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Those are wise words for Congress to consider as action is taken to get the economy moving. In the coming weeks the House and Senate will begin taking up portions of President Obama's budget proposal. This will be a new opportunity for members of Congress to push back, cut waste and trim the taxpayers' burden. I am willing to work with the President and those on the other side of the aisle to make sure the interests of American taxpayers are given first priority. Hopefully, they will play ball too.

“Why is it inflationary if the people keep their own money, and spend it the way they want to, [but] not inflationary if the government takes it and spends it the way it wants to?"
- - Ronald Reagan

Monday, March 9, 2009

While You Pay for Bailouts, Obama and Clinton Want to Give $900M to Palestinians

Once funds are approved by Congress, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin a new million-dollar scholarship program to help Palestinian students enroll at Palestinian and American universities in the 2010-11 academic year. (If U.S. universities want to give scholarships to international students, that's great, but this is just one more inexcusable misuse of taxpayer money).
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  • 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.

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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!

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Do you really think that we would have any control of that money once it gets into their hands anyway?

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"The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away."
~John S. Coleman,
address, Detroit Chamber of Commerce, 1956

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Schwarzenegger's War On Prosperity continues as California passes the largest state tax increase in the history of our nation


March 7, 2009
John and Ken - Tax Revolt 2009
REVOLT RECALL REPEAL

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."

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/The-John-and-Ken-Show/12938177147?ref=mf

"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."

- - Gore Vidal

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Stimuless Package - Obama Style

Here are but just a few of the ways President Obama is spending us into oblivion.

• $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

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power."

- - Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, February 21, 2009

WARMONGER


Obama sends 17,000 MORE troops to Afghanistan.
Total: 53,000
Proverbs 24
1 Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;

2 For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Stimulus for Who?

Texas Straight Talk
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.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nightmare Before Christmas

December 18, 2008
By Peter Schiff


Like many pragmatic economists I have always warned that rapid expansions of government debt would result in inflation and higher interest rates. The explanation was always simple: rising supply of government debt inflates the money supply and weakens the government's ability to service its debt through legitimate means.
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But in recent months, government has flooded the market with hundreds of new Treasury obligations and telegraphed its intention to increase the deluge even more. In response, both bond prices and the dollar have risen. This benign reaction has led many to the happy conclusion that the doom and gloomers are wrong and that bailouts and economic "stimuli" can be financed with deficit spending without any adverse consequences on interest rates or consumer prices. Recent action in the foreign exchange markets suggests these hopes will prove illusory. The renewed strength in gold, together with the long overdue rupture of the correlation between the movements of foreign currencies and U.S. equities, is further evidence that recent market dynamics are changing.
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When the financial crisis of 2008 kicked into high gear in September, the U.S. dollar began to rally furiously. While America's economic ship was sinking from stem to stern, its currency was becoming the must have asset for public and private investors around the world. The dollar benefited from the positive flows that result from massive global de-leveraging. Treasuries got an added boost from a reflexive flight to "safety." As a result, politicians were able to fill out their Christmas wish lists with complete confidence that Santa would deliver. However, as these dollar-positive forces appear to be giving way, the Grinch is about make an unwanted appearance.
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Last weekend Barack Obama announced his intention to implement a New Deal-style stimulus and public works program. What he somehow forgot to mention is that the United States is wholly dependent on the willingness of foreign creditors to supply the funds. But a weakening dollar makes continued foreign purchase of U.S. Treasuries a much more difficult decision.
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.
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Once the government runs out of foreign and private sector bidders for new treasuries, the Federal Reserve will be the only buyer, and the hyper-inflation cat will be completely out of the bag. Sensing this, the Fed has recently indicated a desire to begin issuing its own bonds. However, since dollars are already recorded as liabilities on the Fed's balance sheet (dollars are in actuality Federal Reserve Notes) the Fed already issues debt. The difference now is that they are proposing to issue interest bearing debt. Perhaps the Fed feels this will make holding its notes more appealing. However, since the interest will be paid in more of its own scrip, I do not believe this con will work.
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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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."


- - Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rep. Ron Paul's latest news

Dr. Ron Paul

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
- - Benjamin Franklin

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.
"The hand that destroys the Constitution rends our Union asunder forever."
- - Daniel Webster

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ron Paul CNN Commentary - November 12, 2008

By Ron Paul
Special To CNN

(excerpt) see full article at:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/11/paul.republican/index.html
(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.

"The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people."
- - Ron Paul

Saturday, November 8, 2008

REPUBLICRATS


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

A Wasted Vote


Excerpt from an article by

A wasted vote is a vote for someone you know does not represent your own beliefs and principles.

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