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Thursday
Nov222012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts … nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. H. W. Westermayer

Wednesday
Nov212012

Expanding Dependency is the Foundation of the Obamanation

Increasing numbers of citizens are relying on government handouts to feed their families. Lines for food stamps are eerily reminiscent of the bread lines of the early 1930s. Are we in the midst of another depression?

Recent reports from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program show that the number of families claiming food stamps in the U.S. is rising dramatically.

In the first throes of the recession, 30,841,790 individuals and 13,900,815 families were reliant on government help to stock their cupboards. Now, despite repeated assurances from politicians that the worst of the economic downturn is behind us, more than 47 million people - a staggering 15% of the population –  are taking to social security offices in search of help with groceries.

Nationwide, there are more than 47.1 million Americans on food stamps. That includes 4.1 million in California and close to 4 million in Texas, according to USDA.

There were 26.3 million Americans on food stamps in 2007 before the big recession started and 28.2 million in 2008 before Barack Hussein Obama started his first term.

From 2007 to 2011, enrollment in SNAP increased 70 percent, to 46 million Americans per month at a cost of $78 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

The average monthly family benefit is $250 a month.

How many Obama votes do you think the Food Stamp Program, known as SNAP, generated?

This country is in more trouble than you think.  We have brought it upon ourselves and there is no sign of anything getting better anytime soon. 

Obama’s intention: Expand dependency on the federal government.

Federal spending for food stamps has more than doubled since Obama took office.  The Obama administration saw fit to spend up to $3 million of taxpayers’ money in radio ads to get more Hispanics and working poor on food stamps. Newt Gingrich had the fortitude to tag Obama “the food-stamp president.”

The president’s signature legislative accomplishment, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare to most of us, dramatically expands Medicaid. Spending on Medicaid, the nation’s health program for the poor, is projected to increase by an additional $434 billion per decade. So far, five states have expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, resulting in 500,000 new enrollees to the program. Imagine how many millions more will be enrolled once the Obamacare law is fully implemented.

Most recently, the Obama administration quietly announced it would waive the work requirements written into the 1996 welfare reform law. The bipartisan legislation, which was signed into law by President Clinton, mandates that able-bodied people must work or be preparing for work as a condition for receiving welfare. The law has been a success, dramatically lowering poverty and cutting the number of welfare cases in half. While the impact of the administration’s decision on the number of people receiving welfare is not yet known, the outcome is easy to predict: less self-reliance, more government handouts.

Overall spending on welfare programs is up by more than 40 percent under Obama, and it’s clear from his actions that the president’s vision for America is one of debt and dependency, not opportunity and prosperity.

The problem with the president’s vision is a death spiral: Taxes have to keep going up to pay for the ever-increasing costs of the welfare state. There will come a point where nothing is left in the taxpayers’ pocket to take.

America asked for it and believe me, it will get worse before it gets better.  There are consequences for irresponsible actions.

Tuesday
Nov202012

Definition of Insanity: Democrat Super Majority in California

Democrats now have super majorities in both the state Assembly and Senate, meaning they can pass state tax increases without a single Republican vote. Voters got a head start on tax increases when they passed Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30, which raises the statewide sales tax as well as income taxes on upper incomes.

It’s the first time since 1933 that a single party has controlled two-thirds of both the California Senate and Assembly and the first time since 1883 the Democrats have had such majorities.

Yet an October Reason-Rupe poll saw that Prop. 30 was leading and asked likely voters across the state: “Suppose these tax increases in Prop. 30 are approved but do not end up eliminating California’s budget deficit, what would you like the legislature to do next?”  Nearly three out of four, 74%, said they’d want the state to cut spending to balance the budget. Just 15% said raise additional taxes to eliminate the deficit and 4 percent said borrow more money.

A 3/4 majority wants the state to cut spending and yet they vote for to fill the legislature with Democrat Super Majority, passing Bills that will be sent to Democrat Governor for signature?  This has to be the new definition of insanity.

If Democrats don’t tackle the real causes of the budget deficit – state spending, is there any chance lawmakers may find something most would never envision: California voters calling for Wisconsin-like budget and pension reforms?

As difficult as it may be to imagine, there is a chance that California sobers up after they hit rock bottom.  Earlier this year, just before Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election, which was prompted by organized labor’s fierce reaction to cuts to government workers, the Reason-Rupe poll asked Wisconsin voters: “For new government employees who have not been promised pension benefits, would you favor or oppose shifting them from guaranteed pensions to 401(k)-style accounts?”

In Wisconsin, 69 percent of voters said they’d like to shift new government workers to 401(k)s. A few weeks ago, Reason-Rupe asked the very same question of California voters and got the very same result: 69 percent said shift government workers to 401(k)s.

Change is the ONLY hope for California and the rest of U.S.

The only proper role of government in the economic realm is to protect property rights, adjudicate disputes, and provide a legal framework in which voluntary trade is protected. All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper in a free society.

Monday
Nov192012

No Turkey For You!

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the Great Recession, signaling more trouble for the already failing economy. 

Half of the country’s 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have already announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next, according to reviews by The Wall Street Journal. 

At the same time exports are slowing or falling to critical markets like China and the Euro zone as the global economy continues to fall.  “The whole world is looking for stability and clarity from the United States,” David Seaton, chief executive of Fluor Corp., a large engineering and construction firm to The WSJ.  If uncertainty is not removed, he said, “people will sit on their war chests of cash and return it to shareholders.  You’ll have a retarded growth trajectory.”

Even if people or businesses and corporations have money, they will not be spending it due to the Obamanation. 

The Nanny State can print money but it can’t create jobs or wealth for anybody except government employees.  In fact, record deficit will result in record inflation, destroy jobs and actually bring in LESS revenue to the Treasury when it raises tax rates rather than lowering them.

We the people made this shit sandwich and we will be eating it for a minimum of two years.  Bon Appetite!

A free and competitive market allocates resources in the most efficient manner

Sunday
Nov182012

Liberal Fascist Democrats Are America's Racists 

Libertarians seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.  Libertarians believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

Libertarians are the original LIBERALS.  Today’s liberals are the Progressives in the Democrat Party.  I call them liberal fascists for good reason.  Roger Griffin, author of The Nature of Fascism defines fascism as “a genus of political ideology whose mythic core in its various permutations is a rebirth of populist ultra-nationalism.”  Roger Eatwell says that fascism’s essence is a “form of thought that preaches the need for social rebirth in order to forge a holistic National radical Third Way.”

THIS is the Democrat PartyFDR’s defenders openly admitted their admiration of fascism.  Rexford Guy Tugwell, an influential member of FDR’s brain trust, said of Italian Fascism, “It’s the cleanest neatest most efficiently operating piece of social machinery I’ve ever seen. It makes me envious.” 

“We are trying out the economics of of Fascism without having suffered all its social or political ravages,” said the New Republic’s editor George Soule, an enthusiastic supporter of FDR

Both the Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt administrations were descendants of the first fascist movement, the French Revolution.  Fascism is in the DNA of Democrats.

Libertarians on the other hand, defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

In America, the case for statism is made by the Democrats in the terms of pragmatism and decency.  In other words, American Fascism must be nice and for your own good. American Progressivism is a kind of Christian socialism. Progressives have a history of being imperialists at home and abroad.  They were also the authors of Prohibition, the Palmer Raids, eugenics, loyalty oaths and state capitalism

Today’s liberal fascists eschews talk of Christianity.  Rather than talk in religious terms they use a secularized vocabulary of “hope and change” and construct spiritual philosophies like “politics of meaning”.  Progressives are racists who believe in the inherent numinousness of blacks and the permanence of white sin, which is their justification for white guilt. 

See the election of Obama as POTUS in both 2008 and 2012 for details.

Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. Under the U.S. Constitution, no individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group, or government. Our support of an individual’s right to make choices in life does not mean that we necessarily approve or disapprove of those choices.