Deficits of Many Kinds

By the end of this year, the federal debt is expected to be $16.2 trillion, which is $6.2 trillion more than when President Obama first came into office four years ago. Moreover, new analysis by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee finds that, over the next 4 years, if Barack Obama remains president and his budget is enacted, $4.4 trillion will be added to the federal debt.

Here’s a chart illustrating the projected debt over the next four years:

As the chart notes, staying on the same path will mean that debt is expected to hit $17.5 trillion in 2013, $18.5 trillion in 2014, $19.4 trillion in 2015, and $20.3 trillion in 2016.

The last full year of Obama’s presidency, if he is reelected, will be 2016.

“Federal debt will increase to $25.4 trillion by the end of 2022, an increase of $10.6 trillion (72 percent) under the president’s budget policies,” the Senate Budget Committee notes. 

It’s been 1,212 days since Senate Democrats brought a budget to the Senate floor.

After 14 years at National Public Radio, Andrea Seabrook left in July and, to hear her talk about her experience covering Capitol Hill, it’s clear that she had one takeaway: It’s damn frustrating.

“I realized that there is a part of covering Congress, if you’re doing daily coverage, that is actually sort of colluding with the politicians themselves because so much of what I was doing was actually recording and playing what they say or repeating what they say,” Seabrook told POLITICO. “And I feel like the real story of Congress right now is very much removed from any of that, from the sort of theater of the policy debate in Congress, and it has become such a complete theater that none of it is real. … I feel like I am, as a reporter in the Capitol, lied to every day, all day. There is so little genuine discussion going on with the reporters. … To me, as a reporter, everything is spin.” (Politico)

NPR for heaven’s sake! NPR!! Yikes!

A SENIOR MOMENT

Americans nearing retirement age have suffered disproportionately after the financial crisis: along with the declining value of their homes, which were intended to cushion their final years, their incomes have fallen sharply.

The typical household income for people age 55 to 64 years old is almost 10 percent less in today’s dollars than it was when the recovery officially began three years ago, according to a new report from Sentier Research, a data analysis company that specializes in demographic and income data.

 

As of June, the median household income for all Americans was $50,964, or 4.8 percent lower than its level three years earlier. (KFYI)

But I’m sure that’s Bush’s Fault! 🙂 We Need more entitlements!! 🙂
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Concern

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Latest Liberal Hypocrisy Alert of the this second: Swiss Bank Accounts are evil. But have fundraisers IN Switzerland are Gold. 🙂

And then there is this one:

Here’s the allegation:

Instead of being asked to account for ridiculous statements from his campaign staff and the outrageous claims of Harry Reid, President Obama is using hand-picked local journalists and requiring them to ask about the budget deal he signed with Republicans a year ago which requires automatic budget cuts called sequestration in the event no official budget is signed. Many of these cuts will be to the military, something that the Obama White House is keen on letting swing state voters know about.

Dial back a few months, and you’ll find another example resembling this practice. The Obama White House was ready to announce a new position on gay marriage. It called ABC News and asked them to send Robin Roberts on down. OK! came the answer. Most of journalism was just fine with the setup…

Now this. Thing is, turning to local reporters with a wink-wink deal that they ask a particular question is sound politics. We’ll see it for decades and decades to come. It’s hard to argue that local reporters shouldn’t get a turn with the president, even though they don’t live the issues day in and day out the way the White House press corps does. The trouble comes when the outreach to local reporters and Entertainment Tonights comes at the same time that the president is stingy with full-blown news conferences. (WP)

So only talk to the already friendly who are loaded with questions that will only make you look good and avoid anyone who might ask you a real question.

Meanwhile, all you do with the opposition is “gotcha” and smear questions.

Gee, sounds like “Vote for me, Man that other guy is a real asshole!” while covering up what an asshole you really are, and the media is in on it. What a stroke of luck for you! 🙂

Reports that TSA officers showed up alongside Secret Service and the local Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and proceeded to rifle through bags and conduct pat down searches.

Airport security style checkpoints and inspection procedures are already in place at bus terminals , train stations , and are rapidly being expanded to the streets of America.

Agents have even been spotted roaming around at public events such as sports games and music concerts, and even at high school proms . (KFYI)

The TSA has also announced its intention to expand the VIPR program to include roadside inspections of commercial vehicles, setting up a network of internal checkpoints and rolling out security procedures already active in airports, bus terminals and subway stations to roads and highways across the United States.

These internal checkpoints, run by Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and the TSA, involve trucks being scanned with backscatter x-ray devices in the name of “safety” and “counter terrorism”.

Homeland Security is also developing technology to be used at “security events” which purports to monitor “malintent” on behalf of an individual who passes through a checkpoint.

If people think they can avoid the TSA by staying away from airports, they’re going to be in for a rude awakening. TSA is clearly engaged in a total takeover of society and plans to have its agents searching, patting down, scanning and harassing Americans at all levels of society, not just at transport hubs but at public events, in the street and on highways and roads across the country.

The implementation of ‘Checkpoint USA’, where citizens are routinely stopped, searched and radiated by federal VIPER teams is further evidence of how America is crumbling into a Soviet-style police state where the presumption of innocent until proven guilty is abolished and the 4th amendment eviscerated. (infowars)

BIG SIS is Watching You! 🙂

Illegal immigrants could receive more than $7 billion this year in federal tax credits, according to one estimate, thanks to a loophole in the law that allows people not authorized to work to reap the government payments with no questions asked.

Immigrants could receive roughly $7.4 billion through a provision known as the Additional Child Tax Credit. That’s more than quadruple what the payout was four years ago, but the payments have been steadily increasing over the past decade.

Though illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving similar tax credits, a quirk in the law allows them to qualify for the child tax credit. And it’s a “refundable” credit, meaning recipients can reap the money — with average checks totaling about $1,800 — even if they’ve paid no taxes.

Illegal immigrants can qualify because even people not authorized to work in the U.S. are supposed to file returns with the IRS. If they don’t have a Social Security number, they are provided what’s known as an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in order to file returns.

And those filers are not excluded from claiming the Additional Child Tax Credit, which is offered to some families with children under 17 years old. (KFYI)

And soon they will be able to vote for Democrats. Aren’t you excited?!!
The Public Education system at work:
It’s “OHIO” NOT OIHO you nincompoop!

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2016

Something I’ve already said:

“All of a sudden this man gets up and says, ‘How long will you blame the previous administration for all of your problems?'” former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recounted. “I said, ‘Forever.'”

The story prompted laughter and applause from the crowd.

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  • Obama America

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D’Souza: The movie is divided into two parts. One looks backward into Obama’s past and the other looks forward into what we can expect over the next four years. There’s roughly equal time in the movie to both themes. The movie is also based on two books – my earlier book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage (2010), and a new book I have coming out next month called Obama’s America. The earlier book looks back and the new book looks forward, and the movie combines both.

D’Souza: One of the themes in the movie is the anti-colonial goal of downsizing America in the name of global justice. So, the core idea here is that America has become a rogue nation in the world and also that America enjoys a standard of living that is unconscionably high compared to the rest of the world. So, anti-colonialism is a program of global reparations, not racial reparations. It’s reparations for global injustice. Obama’s goal is to shrink America. He wants to reduce America’s footprint in the world because he thinks we are stepping on the world. He wants to redistribute money away from the rich and toward the poor. But we are not talking about the rich and the poor in America solely. We are talking about a redistribution of income away from the rich countries – America included – toward the poor countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and so on. This is where I think we misunderstand Obama when he talks about the 99 percent. We think he means the 99 percent only in America. He doesn’t. He actually means worldwide. It’s important to realize that the middle class or even poor Americans are rich by global standards.
Well, the film is intended to [offer] a debate about what’s the future of America. Nowhere in the film do we mention the election. We certainly don’t tell people how to vote. The film is about the American dream and Obama’s dream. In some ways it’s about my dream, which is the immigrants’ dream. Also, worked in there is Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream and the dream of the founders. In that sense it’s very different. In some ways I was inspired to do this by Michael Moore. I feel embarrassed to say that because Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” is an intellectual disaster, but nevertheless that film was about a controversial president and it was received at a time when one half of the country was for the president and one half was against him and it was dropped in the middle of an election. So that gave me the idea to make a film under similar conditions – controversial president, one half of the country is for him, one half is against him, and drop it in the middle of this year’s debate. But I wanted to make and have made a very different kind of a film that is not fast with the facts and is intellectually and factually very sound. So far, no one has alleged the contrary. (CP)
Thomas Sowell:Years, and sometimes decades, pass between my visits to movie theaters. But I drove 30 miles to see the movie “2016,” based on Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.” Where I live is so politically correct that such a movie would not even be mentioned, much less shown.

Every seat in the theater was filled, even though there had been an earlier showing that day, and more showings were scheduled for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it.

The audience was riveted. You could barely hear a sound from them, or detect a movement, and certainly not smell popcorn. Yet the movie had no bombast, no violence, no sex and no spectacular visual effects.

The documentary itself was fascinating, as Dinesh D’Souza presented the story of Barack Obama’s life and view of the world, in a very conversational sort of way, illustrating it with visits to people and places around the world that played a role in the way Obama’s ideas and beliefs evolved.

It was refreshing to see how addressing adults as adults could be effective, in an age when so many parts of the media address the public as if they were children who need a constant whirlwind of sounds and movements to keep them interested.

Dinesh D’Souza’s own perspective, as someone born in India who came to America and became an American, provided a special insight into the way people from the Third World often perceive or misperceive the United States and the Western world.

That Third World perspective is Obama’s perspective, D’Souza demonstrates in this documentary, as in his book — and it is a perspective that is very foreign to that of most Americans, which may be why some believe that Obama was born elsewhere.

D’Souza is convinced that the president was born in Hawaii, as he claims, but argues that not only Obama’s time living in Indonesia and his emotionally charged visits to his father’s home in Africa, have had a deep and impassioned effect on his thinking.

The story of Barack Obama, however, is not just the story of how one man came to be the way he is. It is a much larger story about how millions of Americans came to vote for, and some to idolize, a man whose fundamental beliefs and values are so different from their own.

For every person who sees Obama as somehow foreign there are many others who see him as a mainstream American political figure — and an inspiring one.

This D’Souza attributes to Barack Obama’s great talents in rhetoric, and his ability to project an image that resonates with most Americans, however much that image may differ from, or even flatly contradict, the reality of Obama’s own ideological view of the world.

What is that ideological view?

The Third World, or anti-colonial, view is that the rich nations have gotten rich by taking wealth from the poor nations. It is part of a much larger vision, in which the rich in general have gotten rich by taking from the poor, whether in their own country or elsewhere.

Whatever its factual weaknesses, it is an emotionally powerful vision, to which many people have dedicated their lives, and for which some have even risked their lives. Some of these people appear in this documentary movie, as they have appeared throughout the formative phases of Barack Obama’s life.

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is just the most visible and vocal of a long line of such people who played crucial roles in Obama’s evolution. When Jeremiah Wright thundered about how “white folks’ greed runs a world in need,” he captured the essence of the Third World or anti-colonial vision.

But many of the other mentors, allies, family and friends of Barack Obama over the years were of the same mindset, as this documentary demonstrates.

More important, the movie “2016” demonstrates how so many of Obama’s actions as President of the United States, which D’Souza had predicted on the basis of his study of Obama’s background, are perfectly consistent with that ideology, however inconsistent it is with the rhetoric that gained him the highest office in the land.

http://www.amazon.com/Want-Your-Money-Ken-Blackwell/dp/B004Q4PEBQ

NOVEMBER IS COMING

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Choice

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told The Daily Caller that he is “very proud” of the Economic Recovery Act of 2009 that put 65,000 people to work with $48 billion in federal funds for the Department of Transportation, amounting to $738,461 per job.

The Recovery Act of 2009, which in total cost taxpayers $825 billion, has been criticized because it did not prevent the unemployment rate from rising above 8 percent, contrary to what the Obama administration predicted.

“Yeah, we spent $48 billion and we put 65,000 people to work in 15,000 projects in two years with no problems,” LaHood told The Daily Caller in a video interview in Alexandria, Va., on Friday. “I’m very proud of that. I know that the governors can spend this money because over two years we gave them $48 billion, they created 65,000 jobs in 15,000 projects. This is doable. We’re going to get the money out and get people to work.” (DC)

So with around 13 million unemployed this is doable. 🙂 That’s only 96,000 Billion!!!

$96,000,000,000,000

The Liberals were right, the Stimulus was too small! 🙂

On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Greg Gutfeld said Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter wasn’t that far off when she told CNN’s “State of the Union” that entertainment media outlets and national press outlets are equally important.

What she said (and look for the childish attack at the end): According to Cutter, making time for those outlets is as important as focusing on traditional media.

“I don’t think that they’re more important, but I think that they’re equally important,” Cutter said. “I think that’s where a lot of Americans get their news. And I think the president’s going to continue doing that. You know, Mitt Romney might have had two media availabilities, but what did he tell you, Jim, in those media availabilities?

“He told you he wasn’t going to release his taxes because he was afraid of getting attacked. And you know, he spouted off lies [about] the president’s Medicare system. So, do you find that media availability really useful if he is not being transparent about his own policies and distorting the president’s? ”(DC)

Gutfeld explained that Hollywood, and by extension the Hollywood press, both want Obama re-elected.

“The reason Obama prefers Tinseltown rags to national press is simple: If Hollywood is the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, then the Hollywood press is the propaganda arm for the propaganda arm,” Gutfeld said.

“It’s just another vehicle to make a political disaster tastier to a dismayed public,” said Gutfeld “And since entertainment hacks must kiss the stars’ behind to survive they must embrace the pet causes, too. Before it was global warming, but now it’s Obama, who is bigger than the globe. It’s another Obama first — a U.S. president who finds the job too local for him. Be honest, Jasper [‘The Five’ co-host Dana Perino’s dog] knows more about politics than the Hollywood act. Look at him.”

“But the biggest joke in all of this — that the national press thinks it’s different. No guys, you’re not. You’re every bit as shallow and coopted as the typical entertainment reporter fawning over Ryan Gosling’s chiseled pecks — they are chiseled,” Gutfeld added.

“So Cutter is right, there is no difference between the news press and the entertainment press. They are two industries united by hero worship, protecting the president’s flanks when they should be challenging him. And the public ends up with a presidency that feels like another summer repeat that needs canceling because in the real world, you can’t turn turkey into a blockbuster no matter how many positive reviews you buy.” (DC)

So if Obama wants to hang out with Entertainment Tonight and People Magazine rather than, say, a Press Conference. It really doesn’t matter because they are all fluff all the time for him anyhow and he’s going to stay in the fluff.

VOTER ID

On August 15, a Pennsylvania judge upheld the Commonwealth’s new law requiring one of a plethora of forms of identification — including a driver’s license, accredited school ID, government employee badge and a new voter-specific ID, among others — be used at a polling place to certify a voter is who they say they are.

The next day, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit got the ID she needed to vote despite the alleged hurdles her ACLU lawyers said stood in her way.

Viviette Applewhite took two public buses to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation office on her own. In its filing on her behalf, the ACLU insisted the elderly civil rights movement veteran whose purse was stolen years ago and lacks a birth certificate “has been unable to obtain photo identification required by Pennsylvania’s photo ID law” and “will no longer be able to vote.”

Yet a frayed, partially legible Medicare card and copies of correspondence from Pennsylvania’s welfare office and elsewhere was enough for the clerks to give Applewhite the ID she can use to vote in November.

The ACLU, planning to appeal the ruling, is unsure if Applewhite will remain a plaintiff. The answer seems obvious.

This episode should end all arguments that voter ID is voter suppression. Applewhite’s ability to easily get an ID card is a complete repudiation of the vicious campaign of deceit against voter ID that has seen ample plays of the race card (Applewhite is black) and the age card (she is 93 and uses a wheelchair), as well as the amplification of the left’s class-warfare strategy (she is poor).

Viviette Applewhite didn’t need an army of ACLU lawyers to secure her vote — but she could have used a ride. Therein lies the inherent irresponsibility of liberal voter ID complaints.

Liberals appear adept at registering people to vote. The NAACP, for instance, has a website dedicated to helping people register. Groups such as the Voter Participation Center are sending out absentee ballots to seemingly every mailing list they can find with such zeal that family pets are receiving VPC’s partially completed requests for ballots. Similar groups are devoting significant resources to educating potential voters about liberal candidates and issues. And there will undoubtedly be massive get-out-the-vote efforts in November.

Yet there never seems to be a point where potential voters are asked: “Do you know you need proper ID to vote? Can we help you get that ID?”

The ACLU has lawyers. The NAACP has lawyers. The Brennan Center for Justice and other groups against voter ID have lawyers who should be able to help those who think they may have trouble obtaining proper ID on a case-by-case basis.

Judge Robert E. Simpson, Jr., in his ruling, called the Pennsylvania law a “reasonable, non-discriminatory, non-severe burden when viewed in the broader context of the widespread use of photo ID in daily life.”

Do voter ID opponents want to keep people who don’t have photo IDs from entering the 21st century? More likely, they want an excuse. In 2000, liberals blamed their electoral loss on the design of certain ballots. In 2004, it was electronic voting machinesmade by a company owned by a Republican. With so many close races to be decided this November, it appears liberals are looking for a handy excuse to challenge their losses.

And anyway they can cheat the system. After all, if you have no morals about voter fraud then y6ou want to strike down as many Voter ID laws as possible and “racism” and “grandma” are always your go-to weapons of choice.

 

Let’s Not Talk Facts

Townhall: The year 1965  (US Population 194 Million) brought us a new program aimed at securing health care for Americans over the age of 65. This program is now becoming the centerpiece of the 2012 presidential campaign, yet many Americans don’t understand the basic financial facts about the plan, or why its sustainability is considered so essential to America’s future.

Funded by payroll tax deductions, Medicare was implemented to help pay for medical procedures, hospital costs, and doctor visits. Later a prescription drug benefit was added. Since workers paid for the plan throughout their work years, they naturally felt entitled to this important retirement benefit when they turned 65. Unfortunately, the incoming money wasn’t set aside in a separate trust fund, but was instead borrowed by the federal government to pay for other government expenses. Our leaders put slips of paper into the fund equivalent to IOUs. They called them bonds, but elected officials were borrowing the money, just like they now sell bonds to the Chinese.

So now we have what some believe is a crisis. The amounts being paid out by Medicare now far exceed what we are taking in, and reputable analysts agree that the fund will run dry by 2024 or near that time. (population projected to be 335 Million- that 141 million people MORE) The reasons are simple:

The population of the United States is aging and many people are living much longer. (up from 73 to 83 since Medicare started so people are living on the benefits much longer than they used to-costing more. So more people living longer and costing more.)

• Technological innovation has driven up the cost of medicine. Things like MRIs, knee replacements, and heart stents have preserved lives, but cost lots of money.

• Third party payments for services. You may not agree with this point, but when a “customer” doesn’t personally pay for a service, there is usually less concern about the price. Because insurance companies and government programs pay for so much health care, people are less diligent about controlling costs.

Hey, it’s Free! 🙂

See: http://www.census.gov/prod/2/pop/p25/p25-1131.pdf

Life Expectancy: http://www.data360.org/dsg.aspx?Data_Set_Group_Id=195

http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

A Dollar in 1965 is now the equivalent of $7.27 now. So by 2025 it could easily be 8 times as much. Those are the facts. Something a Liberal will not acknowledge under any circumstances.

Its throw grandma off a cliff, kill seniors, crush the poor, destroy the middle class, steal candy from babies…et al.

FEAR IS HOPE!

In 1965, the cost of the Medicare program was projected to be $9 billion in 1990; it was actually $65 billion. Since then, the number has skyrocketed. Medicare spending was about $560 billion in 2011, and is slated to grow to nearly $1 trillion by 2022 – an amount generally agreed by both political parties to be unsustainable. There may be a few diehards who don’t believe we need a significant change of trajectory, but I haven’t spoken to them.

Now we have a Vice-Presidential candidate who has come out (before he was selected) with a plan to reform Medicare. You can disagree with his proposal, but you can’t disagree with the fact that he has a thoughtful, concrete plan, co-sponsored by Democratic Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon – which makes it bipartisan.

Simply put, it does the following:

• Anyone over 55 years old wouldn’t see any change to Medicare as it is currently constituted.

• Anyone younger than 55 would be given an option. Either they could choose a private insurance company (similar to the Medicare Advantage program instituted in the 1970’s), or they could enroll in Medicare as a fee-for-service program that would continue to pay directly for care. The difference is they would be given a quantified amount to pay for their insurance where there would be caps depending on financial need.

No one currently receiving Medicare would be affected and everyone else would have a ten- year window to plan for the changes ahead. This may be a perfect plan, a lousy plan or something in-between depending on your perception, but it is a plan to confront the problem.

The President doesn’t like to speak of how he has altered Medicare, but his spokesperson, Stephanie Cutter, admitted on Face the Nation that there is a $700 billion cut to Medicare in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). She stated that this was a reduction of payments to insurance and drug companies, but they are clearly cuts and they go into effect on January 1, 2013. She also stated that the President plans another $300 billion in cuts in his current plans.

American politicians are afraid of discussing cuts to any program; after all, whenever there’s a cut, someone gets less than they currently receive. But many people are also legitimately frightened by our out-of-control budgets at all levels of government, and the realization that we have made future commitments that are completely unsustainable. You may not believe that, but more and more Americans clearly shiver as cities are going bankrupt while we’re mortgaging our future with annual trillion dollar budget deficits and a national debt of $16 trillion.

The question that we all must face is can either Medicare or Social Security remain sustainable when we have deficits this large? With the national debt ballooning, expenditures for entitlement programs will be squeezed out by interest payments. What happens to these programs when interest rates rise which we all know will have to happen sometime and probably not too long from now?

The President and his allies have confronted the issue, but appear reluctant to say they have. This is made worse by the fact that it’s unlikely that Congress will ever approve the cuts. After all, for each of the past several years, Congress has approved a bill to “adjust” (raise) Medicare payments to doctors so that seniors don’t scream when their doctors refuse to provide services.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are betting that the American people will not be scared into believing that Medicare is going away. They believe that Americans realize that there is a severe crisis, and that things have to change before we’re forced to change. And they have faith that seniors understand that even though they won’t be personally affected by Ryan-Wyden, changes must be made for the benefit of their children and grandchildren. Time will tell whether they are correct. But let us be clear, Mr. Romney has never adopted the Ryan-Wyden Plan and he is the presidential candidate not Paul Ryan.

You now have the facts in terms as simply as can be stated and hopefully in as unbiased a way as possible. You are smart enough to make your own decision.

So that’s why you’re going to throw grandma off a cliff after she has been eating dog food, according to the Left.

After all, facts are worthless to them so they aren’t interested in them.

Facts are boring, Fear is exciting.

And besides, it’s great for the Public Sector Unions (and their incestuous monetary relations with the Democrats):

Eye-popping salaries proposed for employees of the health benefits exchange being formed in Colorado grabbed the attention of Republicans and Democrats alike on Thursday. A subcommittee of the board charged with establishing the exchange  is considering a draft budget for its federal grant application that would create 24 positions and pay those employees a total of more than $3 million annually to manage the health care cooperative. The average annual salary of a health benefits exchange employee would exceed $125,000 under the plan. …“We have executive directors (of state departments) that are in charge of thousands of people here that make significantly less than that,” said Sen. Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. …A Democrat on the committee overseeing enactment of health benefits exchange legislation in the state agreed that the figures are worthy of scrutiny. …Under the health care overhaul, states were required to establish exchanges. Colorado authorized its exchange this year in SB200.

Keep in mind that the $125,000 figure is an average, which means many of the bureaucrats will be getting much bigger paychecks.

“Obamacare is a great racket!”

And also remember that we’re talking Colorado, not someplace like New York City where the cost of living is a bit higher. (townhall)

So Fear, Intimidation, and Crony Capitalism. What could be better?

4 More Years!  🙂

NOVEMBER IS COMING!

Extremes

Bill O’Reilly: New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd writes: “Ryan should stop being so lovable. People who intend to hurt other people should wipe the smile off their faces.”

So in Dowd’s estimation, Ryan is in politics to harm the folks. He gets up every day and plots the personal damage he might be able to achieve.

This is now where we are in American politics. If Ryan’s reform vision will harm Americans, let’s hear some specifics. So far, under Obama, we have a sluggish economy, high employment and record debt. Sounds harmful to me.

But then again, I’m an extremist. (human Events)

🙂

If a person is to believe his media, he would have to accept that bringing discretionary spending back to 2008 levels, as Ryan has suggested, is like letting a Koch-funded plutocrat in war paint shred the social contract and throw it into a Klan-lit bonfire. Nearly every outlet, every interviewer, every reference about Ryan’s plan is imbued with a tone that asks, “Isn’t this nuts?”

But adding $11 trillion to the national debt, as Obama’s proposed budget does, well, that passes the levelheaded policy test. One day, perhaps when fact checkers take a break from crunching every uncompromising decimal point in Ryan’s budget proposal, they can explain how Obama’s plan is supposed to work and how spending without end ends — you know, for the kids.

If, that is, they survive. Medicare, as you’ve also heard, will cease to exist in its present form once free market jihadists storm the White House, abolish the program and exact their revenge on the elderly. And no, forcing Americans to participate in an entitlement mere years from its collapse is not a radical proposition. Rather, offering Americans who are 55 or younger a menu of (slightly more) competitive market options to drive down prices — funded at approximately the same level Obama proposes — can be forever referred to as “controversial.”

And when the president carves out $700 billion from Medicare as seed money for a new trillion-dollar entitlement project, we are keeping with our nonradical traditions, even if we have to force everyone to participate. When Ryan proposes similar cuts to extend the life of Medicare, he is a granny-starving Pericles.

Put it this way: Ryan’s plan injects the same reactionary idea into Medicare that the average American struggles with every day as he heads out into the marketplace to buy food or furniture or a phone — which, according to many Democrats, is the kind of social Darwinism that no decent person should ever be subjected to.

Which reminds me: If you happen to be attracted to some of the broader ideas in an Ayn Rand book, you, my friend, are an extremist for life. If, on the other hand, your ideological education was provided by an all-star lineup of leftist thinkers, you’re good. Certainly, no one is going to demand that you accept or repudiate the teachings of Frank Marshall Davis or Karl Marx in toto.

This is the world we’re in. In Washington, extremists stand (somewhat) firm on the idea of preserving decade-long tax rates in a terrible economy, whereas reasonable presidents have no qualms heading toward a fiscal cliff, as long as they have a class-envy tax hike to campaign on (for what is, in the context of spending, a pittance).

As it turns out, radicals provide budgets that curb growth by a few percentage points over many years, whereas rational politicians don’t even bother passing budgets.

Then again, Ryan the Unreasonable supported TARP, auto bailouts and Medicare expansions, so we can agree that radicalism does exist. It just depends, I suppose, on how you look at things. (human Events)

They generally shriek about “new tone” and “civility,” while trying to paint the Right as dangerous extremists, consisting of “hate groups.” The tolerance tyrants preach anti-”hate,” while being full of hate themselves. The shooting that occurred at the Family Research Council yesterday is further exposing this. And the media should be ashamed.

After first trying to sweep the news under their lapdog rugs, they then moved onto trying to spin it all away. (Michelle Malkin)

From The Washington Post news item:

Family Research Council security guard shot

A security guard a was shot and wounded after a scuffle with a man who expressed disagreement with the group’s conservative views.

Huh. Kind of like how Politico called SWAT-ting, a potentially deadly form of political terrorism, “an elaborate practical joke.” It’s totally hilarious when conservatives are put in harm’s way. What’s a little scuffle? It was simply a disagreement and stuff!

One of the Commentors on the Washington Post site:

Even Nazis like the FRC hate group should not be shot or murdered.

but the FRC is not just about self-righteous we are right you are wrong speech a la radio talk hosts.

It’s about advocating death and violence against gays and fomenting hatred spewing lies about gays such as  that they are child molesters.

Another:

When will we ever learn that this can only continue in the climate of hate created by the incendiary words of the Tea Party, regressive Right Radio and Fox News. First Gabby Gifford, then Aurora and now in DC, disturbed people have reacted to the words of fear and hate shouted by the reactionaries. The only way out is to go FORWARD!

Another:

Incidentally, I consider this man’s action foolish and counterproductive. As a convicted felon he may not be able to vote in November. He would have been more effective had he chosen to vote to keep Romney out of the office of president where, if he reaches, he will try to repeal Rowe vs, Wade and doom poor women to seek back street abortions or raise undernourished, underprivileged and undereducated children doomed to do menial jobs for his rich friends and cronies?

But What do I bnow, I’m just another “extremist” after all… 🙂

FEAR IS HOPE

NOVEMBER IS COMING

Fear is Hope 2012

FEAR IS HOPE

Because they are constantly talking about hope. But all they do is spread fear, anger, envy, and other negative emotions.

So Fear must therefore be Hope.

“He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.”-Orwell.

And since the liberals view of the past decade is one of total evil and you should fear that evil coming back, and you should have hope for a brighter, more vibrant America under their rule than letting that evil back in, Fear is Hope.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”-Orwell

And there can’t be more deceit going on now than in any recent memory.

“It’s still fear versus hope; the past versus the future,” Obama said from Cleveland, Ohio Sept 8th, “It’s still a choice between sliding backward and moving forward. That’s what this election is about. That’s the
choice you’ll face in November.”

Mind you, that was September 2010. Sounds like now doesn’t it! 🙂
The same tune. The same Pied Piper.The same Rats.

Hope lays in the Democrats and only the Democrats. We will save you!

FEAR IS HOPE

War is Peace

Freedom is Slavery

Ignorance is Strength

I wrote this almost 2 years ago now. It’s still true.
https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/the-4th-precept/

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

In another sign of the ongoing jobs recession, fully 44 states saw their unemployment rates climb in July, according to state-level data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As a result, more than three years after the economic recovery officially started under President Obama, 10 states still have jobless rates of 9% or higher. (IBD)

The national unemployment rate has been over 8% for nearly 4 years straight.

But confront a liberal and all they’ll say is “well he’s created 4 million jobs” and that’s it. That’s all you’ll get.

Deception and misdirection is all they want to give and all you’ll get.

This doesn’t even keep up with the population growth and the retiring of baby boomers that started 2 years ago.

There are now 305 million Americans (it was 250 in 1990). In just 12 years there is projected to be 352 million. And how many millions will have retired and expect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to be their own personal bank account?

But the Left will never tell you that.

But if you disagree with them you must be a rich-loving, poor-hating SOB!

In times of of universal deceit the truth is revolutionary. 🙂

FEAR IS HOPE

“Spreading the Wealth” by Stanley Kurtz

“Re-elect him and you’ll see that he is after the pocketbooks of a whole lot more than just 1% of us,” he warned in the book. “His real target is America’s middle class, suburbanites in particular.”

Added Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center: “Many suburban voters now planning to support him will find their incomes and their children’s schools the targets of his redistributive schemes in a second term. The 1% slogan is a sham. If your income is in the top 50%, Obama is after you.”

Citing recent White House policy meetings with radical community organizers, Kurtz warns that Obama is saving his most jarring initiatives for a second term, when he no longer has to court the middle class.

They’ll see “concerted moves to force regional tax-base sharing on the states,” he said, “and federal pressure to equalize urban and suburban school funding.”

Kurtz, an expert on Obama’s community-organizing days, says the president is following the playbook of his philosophical mentor, Saul Alinsky.

The socialist Alinsky wrote in “Rules for Radicals” that the best way to revolutionize society is to convince the middle class you are on its side. That requires talking and dressing like that group of Americans while issuing bland slogans about “hope” and “change.”

“Tactics must begin with the experience of the middle class, accepting their aversion to rudeness, vulgarity and conflict,” Alinsky said. This will anesthetize middle America “prior to the social surgery to come.”

“Start them off easy,” he said, “don’t scare them off.”

Alinsky and his disciples believe the suburbs create “structural racism” and “economic segregation.”

The goal is to abolish them by pushing urban poor into the suburbs through a combination of discrimination lawsuits and regulations while redistributing suburban wealth to the cities through “regional equity” programs.

Alinsky’s followers believe the middle class is racist and greedy. This notion, Kurtz notes, is what drew Obama to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church and its attacks on the “the pursuit of middleclassness.”

Kurtz says Obama’s stealth plan to abolish the suburbs includes:

• Forcing bedroom communities to build subsidized housing units under the threat of HUD lawsuits.

• Forcing regional tax-redistribution plans on the states by conditioning receipt of federal funding on such “regional equity plans,” which are now being formulated under the administration’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.

• Using the carrot of federal funds to usurp state and local control of schools.

• Forcing public schools to adopt politicized curricula and lower education standards, which are now being formulated under the administration’s Common Core Initiative.

The president’s talk about defending and helping the middle class is essentially a smoke screen. Behind the scenes, he and his Alinsky pals are scheming to redistribute the wealth of the suburban middle class. (IBD)

FEAR IS HOPE

And CHANGE is only good if their is no change, in leadership.

When he becomes free to do whatever he wants because he no longer has to pander to anyone. He can just do it. The Executive Order Fiat President who is more “flexible” because he is not Chained by re-election.

Now if that doesn’t scare you, you’re a Liberal.

That’s real FEAR.

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

 Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez