What You’d Expect

Brewer said after the June 3 meeting that Obama had assured her that the majority of the 1,200 troops would go to Arizona, the state with the most illegal border-crossings.

PHOENIX – Federal officials told Arizona’s attorney general and a congresswoman Monday that 524 of the 1,200 National Guard troops headed to the U.S.-Mexico border will be deployed in the state by August or September.

Last I check, unless this is Fuzzy Liberal math, 524 is not a majority of 1,200.

We get more than anyone else. So I guess that’s a majority, in the political sense.

And you know that’s the only way that matters to this President.

But sense they will be paper pushers and checkpoint watchers they aren’t any better than former Gov. Napalitano’s election year political ploy gag.

I would venture to guess that he probably got the idea from her. 🙂

In a news release Monday, after the announcement of how many of the 1,200 would be coming to Arizona, McCain, who is up for re-election, said while he appreciates the president’s move, “this is simply not enough.”

From first-hand knowledge, he said the 524 sent to Arizona is not sufficient to protect the state’s 370-mile border, nor ensure the safety of its citizens, McCain said.

So maybe we could spread them out every 7/10 of a mile with a rope! 🙂

And why is California getting 224 of them, they love and protect Illegals, why do you need enforcement there? 🙂

It’s poor ploy to begin with.

But it’s what I would expect. 🙂

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You thought the 2008 Elections were vicious, partisan bloodbaths. Just you wait. You haven’t seen anything yet.

The Democrats are so desperate, they are actively soliciting it.

And the Ministry of Truth will be airing it 24/7 I’m sure.

After all, the ends justifies the means.

And facts mean next to nothing.

Dubbed “The Accountability Project,” the site, which is being emailed to the DNC’s massive email list on Tuesday, will serve as a digital library for Democratic officials both state-based and in Washington, D.C. Users are given instructions on how to film a campaign, upload the video, submit copies of mailers or attack ads, record robocalls and place that audio on the web. An official with the DNC will monitor the submissions in addition to cataloging the content. It will be largely left to interested parties — reporters, ostensibly, included — to sort through the information for the more newsworthy or inflammatory bits.

“We really do want to take advantage of crowdsourcing,” said Daly. “The idea of this is to provide a forum where people who know the issue, the folks who are on the ground in Iowa, can dig through information in the system that someone else in Des Moines has filmed.”

The Accountability Project is not the DNC’s first crowd-sourcing venture. But the direct encouragement for users to assume the role of unofficial candidate “tracker” represents a far more intense level engagement by ordinary citizens. Already, the presence of videographers at various political functions has produced its share of fireworks for Democrats and Republicans alike. Several weeks ago, video of Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) aggressively tussling with college students videoing him forced Etheridge to issue an embarrassing apology. Similar incidents have occurred on campaign trails this election cycle in which reporters have been videoed being knocked over by aides to candidates.

Daily insists that the DNC is not encouraging aggressive tactics. Indeed, the new website seems practically written by the committee’s legal team, with strict instructions for those videoing events not to misrepresent who they are, disrupt the event, attempt to get into restricted or unauthorized areas, or even ask questions.

“We are definitely not looking to be combative or to encourage people to do that in any way,” she said. “There is no wink-wink, nod-nod about that. We are explicitly telling people that if you are asked to leave an event in a private location you should absolutely do that… we are really just looking to record what is naturally happening out there.”

Uh huh, sure, yeah, whatever...

After the stories of SEIU Union Thugs trying to get Tea-parties do something violent or get someone on tape saying something salacious (which they already did try) why wouldn’t they just invent them. It’s not like the Liberal media will care.

“I think that every candidate expects that they are being recorded and every campaign staffer would remind them of that pretty regularly,” said Shauna Daly, research director at the DNC who is overseeing the new project. “Candidates should expect to be held accountable for what they say. If you’re not comfortable with what you’re saying, then you probably shouldn’t be saying it at all.”

We want that “gotcha” moment or at least one we can edit together or insinuate for talking points to be run 24/7 for weeks or months.

But not Liberals, of  course. That’s just partisan politics and is to be look down upon.

We won’t bother with issues.

“Hope and Change”, ah forget it!

Doomsday Bombs on standby!

Alinsky Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

Alinsky Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

So you though 2008 was the king of all sleaze, well, The Democrats at least aim to make that look like the holiest of years in comparison.

And it’s all a massive diversion.

And that is definitely what I’d expect. 🙂

Getting in Touch with your Inner Banana

I will explain the title in due course.  So bear with me. there’s a bit of a set up needed.

Timothy “Tax Cheat” Geithner:  US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told the BBC that the world “cannot depend as much on the US as it did in the past”.

He said that other major economies would have to grow more for the global economy to prosper.

We are now declare The United States Not to be a Super Power and a World Leader, so piss off!

Yes, that’s the demoralizing sound of the White House spreading more malaise.

Welcome to Carter Malaise II: The Intentional Sequel.

In other words, don’t expect the engine that has been the driver for the world economy for over a century to keep up the pace.

This fits with President Obama’s conviction that the U.S. is no more extraordinary than any other country.

We’re nothing special. We are just another country of many. Nothing to see here, move along…

Everyone is equal and no one is better than anyone else.

“I believe we must each start by setting out plans for getting our national finances under control,” New UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was tossed out this week BY HIS OWN LABOR PARTY.

He was replaced by his deputy Julia Gillard, who became the story of the day by becoming Australia’s first woman prime minister.

It was a bad fall for the man dubbed Australia’s Barack Obama.

Like the latter, the youthful Rudd initiated costly health care, home weatherization, entitlement, and global warming pork barrel projects. In the process, he blew out the Australian budget.

When the time came to pay the bill, he effectively committed political suicide by calling for a 40% tax on Aussie mining companies.

Those firms form the backbone of Australia’s dynamic economy, accounting for half of its exports. As Rudd imagined that it was he who kept Australia out of financial crisis, the reality was it was private firms like these that created the value and jobs for Australians.

When news of Rudd’s tax hikes suggested a bid to expropriate companies’ profits, the stock market took a beating.

To pay for his own bloated government programs, Rudd claimed — as his union supporters did — that he only wanted companies to pay their “fair share.” Unions themselves added to the fantasy by claiming these taxes would create jobs. Rudd echoed that, absurdly claiming the tax would be good for the economy.

“It is important to pay emphasis on the independent modeling of Treasury who’s put all the factors together and projects this industry will grow by 6.5% over five to 10 years,” Rudd told incredulous mining executives from BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Fortescue last May as stocks fell. “As a result of (this 40% tax) we will see a better and more dynamic mining industry in the future.” (IBD)

Beginning to sound familiar??

The Full on Socialist German State:

German leader Angela Merkel believes that the massive spending President Obama is advocating is not right for her country to undertake. Merkel, sounding and parroting the familiar refrain of Conservative Republicans, is a proponent, at this juncture, of curtailing spending and sees merit in the German engaging in more savings. President Obama on the hand wants the major economies like that of Germany (ranked number 4) to emulate the profligate spending him and the U.S. lawmakers – at least the Democrats – have contributed to the world money supply. President Obama also wants Germany to curtail its forays into exports and focus it fiscal policies on consumer spending so as to spur economic growth.

Chancellor Merkel may not be operating on her own accord concerning the fiscal policies that she is currently championing like any astute politician, Merkel may be listening to her people’s voice on this matter. Much of the German people did not support the bailout (110 billion Euros) provided for Greece and (750 billion for the European safety net).

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This posture by the German people of disagreeing on their version of bailouts mirrors the angst felt by the Tea Partiers in America.

So the Socialists have had enough of full-on socialism, and what does Obama want?

Full on Socialism.

You have to wonder why European Socialists are worried about debt and spending and Obama is not.

Add in Timothy “We are no longer a Super Power” Geithner’s comments and you start to see where I’m going with this.

I hope. 🙂

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has added his voice to the growing discussion about the United States’ recession spending spree.  In a response to President Obama’s call for further international recession spending, Schäuble stated “governments should not become addicted to borrowing as a quick fix to stimulate demand. Deficit spending cannot become a permanent state of affairs.”

As if there were any doubt about the United States’ spending addiction, Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl explains, “the annual federal budget deficit is projected to reach 8.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020—more than three times the historical average.”

This means that if the US wanted to balance the budget by 2020, one-third of all spending would need to be eliminated or taxes would need to increase by 50 percent.

The Congressional Budget Office has just released its assessment of the administration’s budget outlook. The numbers are shocking. Under the president’s policies the federal deficit will exceed $700bn (€520bn, £467bn) in every year over the next decade. The sea of red ink will more than double the national debt to more than $20,000bn. The upshot is that in 2020, the deficit is projected to be $1,200bn, of which more than $900bn is borrowing to pay interest on previous debt. It is a sorry state of affairs.

So Obama and The Democrats want Financial “reform”.

They want to punish Wall Street!  Those evil, corrupt Capitalist Bastards!

But just like the Health Care “reform” that was more about stealth tactics to eventually kill off the private industry and have you dependent on the government, this too is not about Finances and Wall Street and just another polarized Alinsky tactic.

The upshot: no downgrade in our status as a AAA  Credit nation until interest equals 14 per cent of revenues. (and when it is downgraded the cost of the 13+ Trillion dollar debt goes up!)

Let’s party ‘til 2014 because in the Obama administration budget, D-Day (Downgrade Day) is 2015 when the magic number reaches 14.8 per cent. Moreover, the plan is not merely to flirt with modest deterioration in creditworthiness. In 2020, the ratio reaches 20.1 per cent. The US is on track for a junk-bond bonanza.

Just after 2014 when all the Health Care taxes come into full force and by then private health plans will likely be near extinction.

Coincidence?

I think not.

It’s just another takeover, but in the 2000+ plus throw the frog in cold water and then boil him slowly to death kind of way these Democrats seem to prefer.

Hell, they don’t even READ their own damn bills!

And it’s brought to you by Barney Frank and the retiring Chris Dodd, the guys who created the Mortgage mess!!

So the fox is going to save the chickens in the chicken coop!

Some Highlights

The Power to Unwind:

The FDIC would have the authority to liquidate failing firms while the Treasury Department fronts the money to do so. There would also be a repayment plan so that taxpayers are guaranteed to get the money back (and where does the government get the money??? You’re looking at his computer!).

So if the government “deems” you failing, you get taken over and sold off.

Gee, that can’t be abused at all can it! 😦
Financial Stability Oversight Council:

The council would monitor systemic risk across the entire financial system and make recommendations to the Federal Reserve to alleviate that risk. The ten-member council would include the heads of the federal financial agencies.

Corporate America’s Sith Overload. What do you bet they will be political appointees?

Just like the Oil Spill Investigation commission that has a bunch of left wing environmentalists and not one Engineer or Oil Businessperson!

They would never use any of those Chicago tactics on them, now would they… 😦

The government also gets to decide what is a “financial” firm. Does GM, which makes loans, fall into that category? How about Wal-Mart, which issues its own credit cards?

In effect, this lets the government seize and dismantle the assets of almost any company — and then force others to pay for it.
Fannie/Freddie:

Republicans biggest beef with the whole bill is that it does nothing to address the problems, and sustainability, of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

For instance: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were in arguably at the heart of the financial crisis, and which have already cost U.S. taxpayers $146 billion (with hundreds of billions more on the way), aren’t addressed in this bill at all.

The major reason for the collapse in the first place gets ignored!

Wonder Why?

Oh, that’s right, it’s government owned, heavily in debt, and guaranteed to be bailed out! (by you of course!)

Just Like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security!

No problems there! 🙂

No Resolution Fund:

The House wanted to create a $150 billion fund to pay for any future bailouts. The fund would be paid for by the banks. This provision was gutted. Conferees agreed that this could only be created after a massive collapse. This is the fund that Republicans successfully painted as a permanent bailout fund when Democrats in the Senate tried to include a similar, but only $50 billion, fund.

And the Republicans were right. Can you say, slush fund!

Any bank that runs into trouble can still walk up to Uncle Sam’s borrowing window and, hand outstretched, ask for money. And if the bank is politically connected or very large, it will get it.

The bill also creates a new agency inside the Federal Reserve that will have extensive power over consumer lenders. Hold the applause, because likely new limits on checking account fees and interest on credit cards will mean less access to credit, not more.

So you have less credit available, you have new regulations and new taxes, an Oversight committe that can swoop in and shut you down, and Health care cost are going to skyrocket under ObamaCare.

Sounds like a great business climate to me. Sign me up. 🙂

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told the BBC that the world “cannot depend as much on the US as it did in the past”.

Because the Government is going to intentionally, “for your protection” get in the way of business even more now than before.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic recovery won’t be catching fire any time soon.

Businesses and governments are likely to reduce spending in the second half of the year. Consumers, who drive most economic growth, aren’t expected to take up the slack.

The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.7 percent in the first quarter, offering its third and final estimate for the period. It was slower than initially thought because consumers spent less and imports rose faster that previously calculated.

Economists anticipate even slower growth ahead as companies bring their stockpiles more in line with sales. Factory output has climbed this year. But it was driven more by businesses replenishing their warehouses after the recession and less by consumer demand.

“The economy is growing, but still at a disappointingly slow pace,” said Zach Pandl, an economist at Nomura Securities. Take away businesses restocking their inventories and “you still have a lukewarm recovery,” he said.

Other factors could hold back growth. Federal government stimulus spending is expected to fade. The European debt crisis could slow U.S. exports and world trade. And state and local governments are likely to rein in spending and raise taxes as they struggle to close budget gaps.

“This is still the weakest and longest economic recovery in U.S. postwar history,” said Paul Dales, U.S. economist with Capital Economics.

High unemployment and tight credit have kept consumers from ramping up their spending as in past recoveries. The housing industry has played a big role after previous recessions. But this time it is slumping and subtracting from economic growth.

Most economists expect the unemployment rate, currently at 9.7 percent, to remain above 9 percent through the end of the year.

The economy has grown for three consecutive quarters after shrinking for four straight during the recession — the longest contraction since World War II.

And Stimulus III is on the way. After all, the previous ones were a roaring success!! So let’s do it again! and again! and again!!

Another part of the bill, and one that’s gotten little attention, makes changes to the amount of capital banks must keep to back up their loans. Banks eventually will be forced to raise more capital, or to reduce their lending. It also gives the government oversight over the $600 trillion derivatives market, without telling us what the rules will be. That, no doubt, will be left to bureaucrats. (IBD)

And they do a bang up job of it, always.

Add in that the Government has taken over Banks, Car Companies,Insurance Companies, and now wants to micromanage the financial sector.

So they want to decide who lives and who dies (Health Care)

Who is employed, by who whom and how that company operates. And if they don’t like it, they will swoop in “for your own protection” and save you from the evil capitalist exploiters.

Unions, especially Government Unions get special perks, deals and exemptions.

They are actively trying to destroy the Oil Industry (the moratorium) so they can take that over because “it’s too big and too important fail”. But if we help it fail, that’s ok.

Medicare and Medicaid  and Social Security are bankrupt. Fannie and Freddie are a bottomless pit.

The Congress wants an Internet “kill switch” for cyber-terrorists (terrorists being Right-wingers according to Homeland Security Secretary Napalitano last year)

Taxes are going up in 2011 by large amounts.

New taxes from ObamaCare start in 2011.

Unemployment may permanently be around 10% some economist are saying if everything remains as is.

50% of the people don’t even pay taxes.

The only sector of jobs that’s growing is the Public, government sector.

They want “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” aka Amnesty. And will not settle for less.

They are going to sue Arizona for wanting to protect itself.

That’s the Government’s job! 🙂

And if you don’t like the fact that they aren’t and don’t care to, tough bovine fecal matter!

We are the Power. Not You!

So they want to control your Energy, you Job, your Boss, your security, your Medical Care, Your Health, your retirement, and your how you make money.

So what does this all mean?

It means we have a President who willfully and with ideological malice wants to downgrade America to not only  ‘just another country’ but a banana 2nd or third tier one to boot. Nothing special.

What our country needs today is an inspirational leader, one who gets what makes the U.S. unique and who’ll boldly lead the nation out of its slide toward despair as he invites the world to climb with us.

What we have is a Banana Republic Dictator Wannabe.

He wants to throw the American People (the frog) in the cold water and boil them to death slowly.

To take over your life completely.

He want’s to “know whose ass to kick”.

Yours.

So he’s in touch with his Inner Banana (Dictator that is!). 🙂

The Monty Hall Reform

You knew it would happen. I knew it would happen.

Unions, big Important Democrat supporters, were mad about the “Cadillac” plan taxes because many unions have them.

So it’s “Let’s Make a Deal”.

With your Host, President “Monty Hall” Obama.

Behind Door #1 is…The Cornhusker Kickback

Behind Door #2 is…The Louisiana Purchase

And the American people get  Door #3, the Zonk (Unless you’re in Louisiana, Nebraska or The UAW or SEIU or other Obama favored Unions)

WSJ: Democratic negotiators acceded to union demands for a scaled-back tax on high-end health-insurance plans, exempting union contracts from the tax until 2018, five years beyond the start date for other workers.

Can you say, “tough” Union Negotiations the next time it come up.What you wanna bet they’ll want to renegotiate those helth care deals they’ve been making for the last few decades? Hmmmmm…

Government Motors (GM) is likely exempt anyways.

And so we can add this to the list of known deals to buy off votes to pass this monster.

It just gets more and more like like pig sty doesn’t it folks? 🙂

All this pork. And we’ll end up getting stuck like a pig.

“This is a policy designed to benefit elites,” said AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka in a speech Monday, demanding his union exemption. And yes, it started as a plan to stick it to the rich, targeting benefits “like the ones that the executives at Goldman Sachs have, the $40,000 policies,” as White House adviser David Axelrod says when he plays the class warfare card.

The whole concept blew up in unions’ faces, however, when they realized as many as a quarter of their own members — about four million and their families — had such plans. But instead of working toward a fair system for all, they sought and got a set-aside.

They knew the 40% tax on the “evil” insurers was not really a tax on companies, but a cost that would be passed on to them. But instead of coming up with an economically viable plan for cutting health care costs and extending it to more people as they claimed to want, they opted to stick it to the public, carving out a special exemption for themselves.

This is nothing more than another a political payoff for the $400 million in campaign contributions unions have forked over to elect Democrats since 2006.

With a health care overhaul that will scarcely pay for itself, ordinary Americans will end up footing the bill for the union elites with “Cadillac” plans. Which calls into question what this “reform,” coming in the middle of an economic crisis, is really about. In other words, has it been a plan to bail out unions all along?(IBD)

Well, the bailout of GM and Chrysler sure was.

The deal helped Democrats clear a key hurdle, but the break for organized labor added to the pressure to find new revenue to pay for their health bill, which is designed to give coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans. Negotiators were considering increasing the financial hit on drug makers, nursing homes and medical-device makers, according to people familiar with the discussions.

In addition to softening the tax on high-end plans, Democrats plan to increase subsidies for lower earners to buy health insurance. To pay for such changes, Democrats are considering levying an additional $10 billion in fees on medical-device makers, for a total of $30 billion over 10 years. But it wasn’t a done deal as the House was showing resistance.

Congressional negotiators have also told drug makers they were considering decreasing reimbursements under government health programs or increasing fees by an additional $10 billion over a decade, beyond the $80 billion in concessions the industry agreed last year, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

Yeah, that won’t increase insurance costs or ration/cut-back services and products available.

No, not at all… 😦

And if you’re not a Union member and have a “Cadillac” plan, well, you’re just evil. 🙂

The tax on high-value insurance plans was included in the Senate’s version of the bill but not the House’s, and has been one of the main unresolved issues as Democrats work to combine measures passed by the two chambers late last year.

Unions, as well as many House Democrats, are fiercely opposed to the tax on “Cadillac” insurance plans, which they say will hit many middle-class workers and undermine benefits won by unions.

President Barack Obama has supported the measure as a way to pay for the legislation and control overall health-care spending. The changes mean that the tax will raise about $90 billion over 10 years, down from $149 billion in the Senate bill, labor officials said.

Mr. Obama traveled to Capitol Hill to reassure House Democrats who feared a vote for the bill would be politically damaging. “I know how big a lift this has been. I see the polls,” Mr. Obama said. He promised to wage a “great campaign from one end of the country to the other” to sell the legislation to the public should it become law.

Read: CAMPAIGN MODE!

But once it’s law, it’s not like we can do anything about it, so why the Campaign Mode?

Oh, that’s right 2010 Elections!

D’Oh! 🙂

Please don’t throw us out even if the latest polls that the President referred to show EVEN LESS support now than before the Christmas Eve Cram-down.

And this President is so popular right now, He won’t even campaign in the Massachusetts Special Election for the Democrat like he did in New Jersey, Virginia and New York.

I guess he’s afraid he’d get the Republican elected. 🙂

He was 1 for 3 the last time. 🙂

But THE AGENDA IS THE AGENDA.

“The White House and congressional Democrats are picking one group of workers over another,” said Antonia Ferrier, spokeswoman for House Minority Leader John Boehner. “If this sounds discriminatory, well it is.

Issues that have yet to be resolved, aides said, included how to structure the new exchanges where Americans would buy coverage, how much to increase the Medicare payroll tax, and how to handle restrictions on abortion coverage.

So Let’s Make a Deal! 🙂

Under the Senate bill, health insurers would have paid a 40% tax on premiums that exceed $8,500 annually for individuals, or $23,000 for family plans. The agreement reached Thursday raises those thresholds slightly, to $8,900 for individuals and $24,000 for families, with annual increases tied to one point above the Consumer Price Index, labor and White House officials said.

The threshold increases further if health-care costs rise faster than predicted between now and 2013, when the tax takes effect, officials said.

Wasn’t the stated point of this to LOWER the costs?? 🙂

And, of course, this is all Transparent in Secret and only Democrats in “post Partisan” Obama-Land may apply.

What’s one more bone to a favored political group on a bill Democrats are determined to pass no matter what?

It’s a Great Bill after all.

And Monty Hall Obama will be out selling his P.T. Barnum Tonic Water all Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Maybe QVC can get a Special Deal on it.

Buy one Congressman, get one Re-elected. 🙂

Aren’t you excited about “Hope and Change”

Yes, We Can….Get Screwed!

It’s Nice to Know They Care

The Obama-Reid-Pelosi Troika is welcoming 2010 with seventy-three new tax increases that went into effect on January 1, 2010. Over $1 Billion new tax increases were on energy alone! Surprisingly, most of that was for renewable and more efficient energy sources.

The House has passed legislation (H.R. 4213) that would have prevented these tax increases, but the Senate failed to bring this bill to a vote.

Happy New Year!

New Energy Taxes:

•    $3 MILLION tax increase on alternative/hybrid motor vehicles (sec 30B(k)(3))
•    $736 MILLION tax increase on biodiesel and renewable diesel (sec 40A(g), secs. 6426(c)(6) and 6427 (e)(5)(B))
•    $20 MILLION tax increase on new energy efficient home building (sec 45L(g))
•    $70 MILLION taxes on issuing clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs) (sec 54M)
•    $6 MILLION tax increase on advanced mine safety equipment (sec 179E)
•    $50 MILLION new taxes on capital costs incurred by small diesel refiners(sec 179B(a))
•    $188 MILLION taxes on “brownfields” environmental remediation (sec 198(h))
•    $84 MILLION taxes on income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico (Sec 199(d)(7))
•    $67 MILLION new taxes on oil and gas marginal wells (sec 613A(c)(6)(H))
•    $94 MILLION tax increase on alternative fuel and alternative fuel mixtures (excluding liquefied hydrogen) (secs. 6426(d)(5) and 6427 (e)(6)(C)

That’s $1,318,000,000 in taxes increases on energy alone! Thank you Congress, keep up the great work!! (ATR)

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A FOX IN THE HEALTH CARE HEN HOUSE

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the leading academic defenders of health care reform, is taking heat for failing to disclose consistently that he was under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services while he was touting the Democrats’ health proposals  the media.

But while he was being paid to provide his services to HHS, he was also fending off health care reform critics in the media. Gruber was one of the prominent analysts to rebut an insurance industry report from PricewaterhouseCoopers in October saying premiums would shoot up if a health care bill passes. And he has recently written columns defending specific provisions in the House and Senate bills, particularly the “Cadillac tax” on high-cost insurance plans.(FoxNews)

So who ratted him out, Liberal Union bloggers afraid that their own benefits would be cut. The Daily Kos (about as extreme left as you can get) declared that, given Gruber’s contract, the “fix was in” for the Cadillac plan.

But don’t expect to hear this one one the Mainstream Media.

So what if some of the “experts” are actually hacks for the Administration pushing the biggest Socialist program in American History!

That’s not newsworthy for the Mainstream Media. The Ministry of Truth is far more interested in Tiger Woods and Jay Leno.

DEAR JANET, THE PETER PRINCIPLE IS CALLING

Question: What was the most shocking, stunning thing that you found out of the review? And, Secretary, to you, as well.

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: I think, following up on that, not just the determination of al Qaeda and al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula, but the tactic of using an individual to foment an attack, as opposed to a large conspiracy or a multi-person conspiracy such as we saw in 9/11, that is something that affects intelligence. It really emphasizes now the renewed importance on how different intelligence is integrated and analyzed, and threat streams are followed through. And, again, it will impact how we continue to review the need to improve airport security around the world. (real clear politics)

D’oh!

Yes, “The system worked” Janet.

TRANSPARENCY

Robert Gibbs, The mouthpiece of the Obama Administration when pressed about the complete lack of transparency that Candidate Obama promised refused to answer when pressed saying things like “well you had my answer yesterday” and “the president wants something on his desk as soon as possible”

The State of Union Campaign Speech perhaps?

Nancy Pelosi had the best gloss on Obama’s transparency pledge, sloughing it off as just another one of those disposable things he said on the trail. But this gets to the essential insincerity of Obama’s former good-government purism, of the pledge to take public funds in the general election (abandoned when the vista of mounds of private dollars beckoned), of post-partisanship (abandoned when it might constrain his ambitions), and of open negotiations (abandoned on first contact with reality).

He punked voters into believing he represented a new way of doing business, before immediately embracing the old practices on behalf of a very old agenda of state aggrandizement. (RCP)

And created the MOST partisan administration ever.

The Democrats want to govern without questions and  a media that’s just adores them, if only they could get rid of those pesky Republicans , bloggers, and FOX.

Even very liberal Jack Cafferty on CNN ripped into Congress and President Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pO1oJPps1I

It’s painfully obvious the American people don’t want ObamaCare and equally obvious that the Democrats, especially President Obama, don’t particularly care.

It’s Transparent, you might say. 🙂

The Democrats feel inoculated against voter dissatisfaction because they’ve bought into their own wishful narrative: that voters punished them in 1994 because they failed to pass HillaryCare, not because they tried. Thus, the thinking goes, the way to get voters to forgive them for ObamaCare is to pass it.(IBD)

As I have said in previous blogs, I liken it to a Drug Dealer forcing the “patient” to become addicted to his drug so he can sell them more of it.

Not that they wanted it. But he wanted them to want it.

That’s today US Congressional Democrats.

The Drug of course is government control  (“free”) of who lives and who dies.

Nothing serious.

So let’s do it in secret.

And as I have said before I don’t think the Democrats really care about the 2010 election as much as they care about winning their ultimate prize.

What’s an election compared to the long-term addiction to Government Health Care.

That’s just peanuts.

So what if they lied up their asses to get the power. Now that they have it, they want to use it.

The Agenda Uber Alles.

<<cackling over-the-top-maniacal laughter>>

Why would a think like public opinion matter?

And November is 10 months away.

The media will make them forget.

Lull them to sleep with more reality shows, puff pieces and other inane Bread & Circuses.

After, the big controversy in the media was whether The State of The Union was going to Pre-empt either American Idol or Lost!

It will be neither.

You don’t want to make the people angry now do you… 🙂

Then they will bribe them into submission.

And those they can’t bribe they’ll scare them.

That’s their plan anyways.

So what if taxes are raised.

It’s not like they care.

Democracy is safe. 🙂