Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tea Party Group Casts National Debt as a Household Budget

Tea Party Group Casts National Debt as a Household Budget
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published September 27, 2011
The National Debt

America’s ever-growing debt crisis is in the trillions — more than $14 trillion, give or take a few billion.
That’s a lot of zeros, numbers so large they’re sure to make Americans numb when trying to get their arms around what it means to them.
But what would the federal debt crisis look like if you set it up as a household budget?
A heck of a lot simpler, according to new figures from one Tea Party group, which estimates the government “household” spends nearly twice as much as it takes in every year, has a credit card bill nearly seven times annual income and cuts back less than 2 percent of that spending in an effort to control the debt.
The Judge explains how we got to the point of a government so large its fiscal woes threaten it with a shutdown if it can’t borrow more.
“We had discussed about how any citizen needs to understand what the proposed cuts mean,” said Laurie Newsom, president of the Gainesville, Fla., Tea Party. “One of our members had figured it out and put it in terms of a household budget. If you ran a household with these numbers, you would see that it’s simply not enough.”
The group looked at some key figures, mainly tax revenue, the current federal budget, debt and budget cuts, and divided each figure by $100 million, in an effort to break it down into simple terms that most Americans can comprehend. The group posted its findings online and came up with a household with an average family income of $21,700. But that “family” spent nearly twice that — $38,200 — and has an existing credit card balance of a whopping $142,710.
“Everyone tries to keep things extremely simple for these things meant for general public consumption and of course there’s a give-and-take with that,” said Seth Rabinowitz, a partner with Silicon Associates, an economics-focused management consulting firm based in California. “I would make it clearer for the layman.They used the line ‘Money the family spent’…but really that means, ‘Money the family spent (last year and intends to spend this year again).’ “
“However, when you remove those eight zeros, the $385 spending cuts obviously aren’t even visible. They don’t even make a dent,” he said.
The bottom line, according to Newsom: “Cuts won’t take care of it. You need business growth, which we wouldn’t have in a regulatory environment.”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/27/tea-party-group-casts-national-debt-as-household-budget/#ixzz1ZBTVnoWw

Monday, September 26, 2011

Julia Gillard speech “IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT . . . Take It Or Leave It.

Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard allegedly made this speech that has to be read.
Take It Or Leave It.
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.
This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!
Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.
We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.
This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.”
To bad it is actually a hoax. I how ever do wish that a politician would indeed say this. Most people would agree with this. I am so fed up with all the lefts PC bull crap. I lived in Quebec as a teenager and was forced to learn french as 80 % of the people speak the french language and this is the way it should be. Why should they be inconvenienced and forced to conduct their business in my foreign language or customs?

I always welcome any input on these matters especially from the Leftists. Just keep it civil, factual and truthful and I will not remove it (I know many of you Liberals struggle with a civil, factual and truthful discussion see
Why Liberals Always Resort To Name-Calling?). 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How much exactly is a fair share?

The Socialists are at it again with the class warfare argument. How much exactly is a fair share?

The top 10% pay 70% while the bottom 48% pay no income taxes at all. This is not fare by anyone's measure except fore the extreme left that any amount is ever going to be enough till their is no wealthy left at all.

Most families making over a 100k these days are paying a tax burden of over 50% once you add the state taxes, county taxes, fuel taxes, phone taxes, sales taxes, VATs, corporate taxes that are passed on to us in the selling price and all the other well hidden use taxes. In reality it is closer to 60 %!

The statute of limitations has worn out on blaming Bush. We need to progress into the future with compensation based on merit and factoring the required productivity to live decent. Large overreaching inefficient government and organized labor are the problem. We need more freedom and independent thinking or at least a level playing field and our productivity!
Obama, the Liberal elitist's and the Marxist's must all be defeated if their is any freedom to be had for the common man.
The bottom 50% have no income tax while the bottom 25% get a redistributed asset (Marxism BTW) the top 50% pay at least 40% if you want to raise taxes then raise them on the bottom 50% as they are either paying nothing or less. There should be no representation without a little taxation and all should have some skins in the game even if it is only a token amount. This country does not have a tax problem it has a spending problem!

Common Sense dictates that the government cannot spend more than it takes in forever. If they print more money it will cause inflation and devalue savings and pensions. If they raise taxes any higher it will reduce revenue due to the Laffer curve effect as we are already well into the prohibitive range. The only logical course is to massively cut spending across the board. A simple common sense solution to a tough problem is to just vote conservative.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Our Education System is Broke and Needs a Reset

Teachers Unions are ruining our Schools. They represent the workers not our children or the taxpayers. We need to have someone representing the students interests.

"One of the things I’ve always liked about charter schools is they aren’t bound by onerous labor agreements that hamper innovation.  Traditional public schools get boxed in with union contracts that literally stipulate when a teacher arrives in the morning and when he or she must depart.  And that’s just the beginning of union-imposed regulations.
In charter schools, the interest of the students comes first, so adults oftentimes find themselves going above and beyond to ensure that students succeed.  In the documentary “Kids Aren’t Cars,” the story was told of Tindley Accelerated School in Indianapolis.  The principal said his teachers stay late and work Saturdays if necessary because they do not accept failure." a quote from an article by Kyle Olsen.

Their intent is clear.  Consider what United Federation of Teachers Vice President Leo Casey said at the recent socialist Left Forum, courtesy of EAGtv:“If we do not figure out how to organize charter schools and if we are not successful in doing that, we will end up in the same place as the auto workers. So there is no more key question before us as a union and a broader labor movement with regard to education than how we approach charter schools and our ability to organize them.”

Tax dollars pay for the teachers to teach and not to do an Organizing America AstroTurf protest. The recent fight in Wisconsin, and across the country, is really about: money for government unions. The government unions themselves are admitting this every day the fight drags on. 18 states have all ready restricted public sector collective bargaining. All government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.

In this day and age with the internet (unless the government some how gets control of that) the masses will never allow the corporations to exploit their workers again. In fact it is the big labor
public sector unions along with help from the Democrats that are exploiting taxpayers and students with a monopoly Public service unions support democrats. Democrats in turn support unions and their benefits this is a monopoly. Pay to play. Time this immoral Astroturf is stopped.

One must investigate Community organizing if they are to understand Obama and the Unions. But what does that say about him? Look at a man’s deeds not what he says. Community organizing is a tool of Communist/Liberal/Progressive radicals. The reason socialism is doomed to failure is that it punishes hard work and innovation and creates nepotism and corruption as proven by the democrats and unions
on an almost daily basis.

Unions were needed back in the days of sweat shops, killing mills and mines of 100 years ago. But now they are mostly lazy, greedy and corrupt beyond redemption and living in the past. We need to progress into the future with compensation based on merit and factoring the required productivity to live a decent life. Large overreaching inefficient government and organized labor are the problem. We need
more freedom and independent thinking or at least a level playing field and our productivity will bury them in the end!

Charter Schools and Vouchers are the best way to achieve longterm improvements in the American education system. The common working man has as much right to a quality education as a wealthy man.The current system of Teachers Unions with all their minions is fighting these great and proven ideas help our children to the bitter end and so they must fought with equal vigor in order to be defeated.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Governments take one-third of everything you earn through direct taxes.

Governments take one-third of everything you earn through direct taxes.
Then governments take half of what's left to you (your two-thirds) through indirect taxes.
That means that the total burden of government taxes you pay is about two-thirds of everything you earn.
This tax burden causes many wives to take a second job. This destroys the family, the backbone of Civilization. Sam Adams, John Hancock, and other members of "the Sons of Liberty" tossed tea into the Boston Harbor rather than pay a tax of 3 pence per pound. We pay ten times more in gas taxes. Total taxes in the colonies in 1776 were 2 or 3%. We pay 10-20 times more today. America's Founding Fathers would be totally outraged at the burden the federal government places on families. Are you outraged?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

911 Ten Years later. We must Remain focused on the prize.

9-11-01 was a wake up call for America. Those of us who ignored the fanatical Islamofascists that in their own words seek our demise. I generally carefully listen to ones words and their actions back up their threats. They are weakened but in no way defeated. We must remain vigilant using surgical military strikes when the opportunities present themselves. If we follow the lead of the pacifists in our own country then we will become victims of the Islamofascist terrorists once again.
"A war has been declared on all of our nations. Our futures depend on determination and unity in the face of the terrorist threat that Chancellor Merkel has so correctly labeled "the greatest challenge to our security in the 21st century." And the world's great democracies - anchored by NATO - must stay united to meet this challenge. Have no doubt - the terrorists intend to kill still more of our people. They have said so.

  • An al-Qaeda operative in Afghanistan said of civilians in Europe and America: "Their wives will be widowed, and their children will be orphaned".
  • A radical cleric said after the London bombings: "I would like to see the Islamic flag fly, not only over Number 10 Downing Street, but the whole world".
  • And the leader of the Khobar Towers attacks boasted: "We tied the infidel [a Briton] by one leg [behind the car]  The infidel's clothing was torn to shreds  We found a Swedish infidel. [We] cut off his head, and put it on the gate so that it would be seen by all those entering and exiting. We found Filipino Christians and Hindu engineers and we cut their throats, too".
No fewer than 18 organizations - loosely affiliated with al-Qaeda - have conducted terrorist acts in places such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Somalia, Algeria, Russia, and Indonesia. And it is worth noting that those nations were attacked by terrorists even though none had forces in Iraq. So any argument that Iraq might have been a trigger is inconsistent with the facts.

According to their own words, they seek to take over governments from North Africa to Southeast Asia and to re- establish a caliphate they hope, one day, will include every continent. They have designed and distributed a map where national borders are erased and replaced by a global extremist Islamic empire. Today, they call Iraq the central front in their war against the civilized world. And they hope to turn it into the same sort of haven for training and recruitment that Afghanistan once was for al-Qaeda. That is their strategy. But we and our friends and Allies have a strategy as well.
  • First, to use all elements of national power to try to prevent them from obtaining weapons of mass destruction
  • Second, to defend our homelands, through sharing intelligence, law-enforcement, and more integrated homeland defense
  • And third, to help friendly nations increase their capabilities to fight terrorism in their own countries"
quoted from Donald Rumsfeld

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor day is for the workers not the Unions!

The labor Unions represent less then 10% of the workers in this country. The rest are all free and independent workers who do not wish to be represented by the Big Labor.
Obama's warmup speaker Jimmy Hoffa Jr. for the Labor day ceremony in Detroit had these gems that were put out there just before our president spoke "We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We're going to win that war," said Jimmy Hoffa Jr. then he followed up with this clear threat "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,". So much for civility and toning down the rhetoric!
The Unions served an honorable service 100 years ago when the Companies where hiring thugs and killing workers. Those days are long gone and the only thugs left are working for the Unions.

Is a great map showing the areas where independent workers are treated fairly. It is no coincidence that the pro Big Labor areas are the one s with the worst economic conditions.

Happy Labor Day: Top 10 union thug moments of the year.http://michellemalkin.com/2011/09/05/happy-labor-day-top-10-union-thug-moments-of-the-year/
This as always is another great post by Michelle Malkin.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Representative Colonel Allen West threatens to quit Congressional Black Caucus

Tea Party-aligned Representative Colonel Allen West, the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), sent a letter to CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver
"All of us, especially Congressman Carson, Congresswoman Waters and others who have engaged in racially-motivated rhetoric, should follow the example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not the example of Reverend Jeremiah Wright," was included in Colonel West's letter.
Following is some of the offensive inflammatory rhetoric from some members of the CBC.
"This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned -- the Tea Party can go straight to hell," said Representative Maxine Waters.
"Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party Movement would love to see you and me, I'm sorry, hanging on a tree." said Representative Andre Carson.
There has not been any racism coming from the organizers of the TEA activists and the few times anybody  at one of their events showed improper actions they were quickly and thoroughly denounced and barred from the event. In fact almost all such incidents were indeed proven to be the work of anti TEA agent provocateurs attempting to discredit the TEA movement.