Saturday, November 24, 2012

Just The Facts

  • The national debt hit $16 trillion on Sept 4. It is now at $16.287. We are on track to have spent $300 billion dollars in as many months. How long can we keep up spending like this?
  • Despite claiming to be a champion for small business the Obama Administration has passed 1,773 new regulations in the last 30 days. (Find them here)
  • Obama's new buddy Morsi, the president of Egypt has just granted himself dictatorial powers that make Mubarak look like a boy scout. The Egyptian people are rioting over this and this really can't be good for Israel. (Find his new powers here)
  • As of November 2012, over 2,256 rockets had been launched at Israel from Gaza since January 2012. You can probably add another 15 or so since the "Cease Fire".
  • Hamas uses women and children as human shields, and they are proud of it. (See that here)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Just Saying

  • Isn't it fascinating that the Benghazi scandal is being drown out by this Petraeus thing?
  • Oh, and the half million people still without power in New York from Sandy!
  • There is only 3 ways for a business to deal with the rising cost from Obama care, be more efficient, raise prices, or cut employees. Being efficiency has been first and foremost since the economy turned south, it's price or jobs liberals, you choose?
  • Obama  has planned a trip to Russia, we'll get to see how flexible he is.
  • Wait war hating, medal tossing, super loser John Kerry is up for SecDef? Sad that doesn't surprise me.
  • At least Hillary Clinton will be able to testify in the Benghazi hearing... What? She's on vacation  oh well it's only dead Americans.
  • Speaking of testimony dodgers, Eric Holder will be staying on as AG, so the culture of corruption will go on.
  • To most major news sites with breaking news about Justin Beiber's relationship status  WE DON'T CARE.
  • Do you know about Twitchy? Cause if you don't you should. They have an app, its great.
  • Saw the new Bond movie last night, "Skyfall" is worth the $18.
  • Heard yesterday they are converting the new Superman movie "Man of Steel" into 3D, that makes me think the movie lacks something and they are trying to make up for that.
  • On MSNBC Saturday, CBS's Nancy Giles said the reason white people are "trying to eliminate all these abortions" is "to build up the race". I guess she doesn't know that a majority of abortions kills black babies. AND that's what Margaret Sanger wanted when she started planned parenthood.
  • This week has already seen hundreds of rockets fired out of Gaza and Syria into Israel, and as usual the media is attacking Israel for defending itself. Good thing relations between the US and Israel are "stronger than ever". NOT!
  • Speaking of savage muslims, jihadist in Egypt are calling for the destruction of the pyramids and the sphinx. Anyone else having flashbacks to the Library of Alexandria?
  • Lastly, the LA city council has declared Monday to be "Meatless Monday". Like I needed another reason to hate the city council and eat steak!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Free Crap

Mitt Romney was no ones first choice to take on Obama, but he was on top at the end of the primary season and for the most part ran a solid campaign, he ran on the American classic theme of "Hard Work". But Obama ran on the much more fun "More Free Crap". It's hard for people to pass up free crap, now we know how hard. In the long run Romney was right in his 47% comment. Obama was right as well, in his '98 speech. This election was proof that the smooth talking, faux compassion, and free crap will sway the masses. More free crap is ultimately socialism and we know "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money"- Margaret Thatcher. Obama has been on a spending spree, he's run the national debt up over $16 trillion and now looks for the largest tax increases in American history to keep his spree going.

One of the biggest flubs (or so the media says) in Romney's campaign was his 47% comment. What he said was; "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," He went on. "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it." Now the term "victims" insulted people. But it wasn't wrong, these people are victims of Obama's agenda, but I'll get to that in a minute. These people aren't feeling the effects of being on the bottom. Back in the day when you were poor, you felt it. You ate cheap food, if you ate. You felt the burn of having to pull out those food stamps (they were once actually like stamps) and rip at them while everyone else looked at you. You watched a small broken tv, if had one. Your clothes had holes and your shoes were worn thin. But today at the bottom you eat whatever you want, from steak to shrimp, you buy soda and cookies. Your food stamps are pre-loaded on a slick credit card that you swipe and go without the stigma. There's a flat screen tv in the living room, and a couple others throughout the house. Your clothes look like everyone else's, they don't know you got them at Marshall's. Now we even have Obamaphones. The hard times just aren't hard anymore. So why give up more free crap. Romney's great America though commitment, sacrifice and hard work sounds so... hard.

If you don't like the thought of using the poor as political pawns, Obama was the wrong choice. In 1998 at Loyola  Obama said he viewed welfare recipients and “the working poor” as “a majority coalition” that could be mobilized to help advance progressive policies and elect their champions. So by his thought, he would need a "majority" of people in the welfare rolls to manipulate them into voting the way he wants. That is exactly what he did. He pummeled the middles class, shrinking it, sending more and more into his "majority coalition".  Don't forget the number of people applying for welfare every month is equal to or more than the number of jobs created. Mitt was right, but that won't change the need for more free crap.

I used the Thatcher quote above about OPM (other people's money), and that will be the failing of this experiment in socialism over the long run. It's what caused the Soviet Union to fall and what shifted China into this quasi-capitalist/socialist mash up. You can only rely on OPM for so long, the wealthy in this country will only give so much before they leave. The countries lending us money will only continue to do so for a few more credit downgrades before we are not worth investing in. More free crap is the sham, cause as we all know nothing is free! Someone is paying. Obamacare in not free healthcare, foodstamps are not free food, mandated birth control and abortions are not free. We can't keep inflating the stock market with printed money. Want proof? Click that link and watch how fast those dollars tick away, that has to be paid. Maybe not in the next 4 year when it is likely to jump up to $22trillion, but by our kids, grand kids and many generations after them. We are piling them down decades before they are born.

With the fiscal cliff fast approaching with unprecedented tax increases along with massive cuts to defense and medicare spending, we are responsible for keeping Obama in office. Now we will have to pay the price, and I promise when the free is gone all we'll have left is more crap.