Thursday, August 25, 2011

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's full speech at the Reagan Library

WOW! This man should be president now, not in a year and a half.
Marco Rubio reminds me of Ronald Reagan -- totally inspiring (which is not what we get from our current POTUS):

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's full speech at the Reagan Library:

Thank you very much for this opportunity. Gerald, let me thank you for that introduction, you talking about my communications skills, or so called communications skills, I appreciate you not setting the bar too high. Thanks so much.

Mrs. Reagan, thank you for this opportunity. And in a moment I'll talk a little about what this opportunity means to me in general, but let me just say it is one of the highest privileges and honors I've ever had to be able to come here and speak in this place.

And earlier today I was able to walk through here, and not just to see the exhibits, but to meet the people, some from all over the world, that were touched by the extraordinary life of an extraordinary man. The contributions that he made to this country were tremendous, but the contributions he made to the world were even greater.

And in just an hour and a half of walking through here and meeting people who had been touched by those contributions, it reminded me what a privilege it is that I would get to stand here today and speak to all of you from a place like this and I am honored beyond any words that I could use to describe it and I thank you for this invitation. Thank you.

In fact I have a distinct honor because, not many people can say, that the only two people I have ever walked down the aisle with are here today. One is my wife Jeanette and the other is Mrs. Reagan that we just walked down here, so ...

I tell people all the time that I was born and raised in Ronald Reagan's America. I was raised in Ronald Reagan's America. He was elected when I was in fourth grade and he left ... he left office when I was in high school. Those are very important years, fourth grade through high school, they were the years that formed so much of what today what I believe and know to be true about the world and about our nation.

Ronald Reagan's era can be defined, number one in most people's minds, by the Cold War and by the end of it -- and by the strong principles he stood for. Ronald Reagan didn't just believe that the Soviet Union and communism could fail, he believed it was inevitably destined to fail. And that it was our obligation to accelerate that process, that all we had to do was be America and that that would happen.

And that defined his presidency. And that defined Ronald Reagan's America in the time that I lived. The time that I grew up during that era.

There was something else though that defined the Reagan presidency and that was defining the proper role of government. He did that better than any American has done ever before. And I stand before you, it has always been important for Americans and America to do that, but I stand here before you today all of us gathered here today at a time when defining the proper role of government is as important as it has ever been.

The answer to what the proper role of government is really lies in what kind of country we want to have. And I think the vast majority of Americans share a common vision for what they want our nation to be. They want our nation to be two things at the same time.

Number one: they want it to be free and prosperous, a place where your economic hopes and dreams can be accomplished and brought up to fruition. That through hard work and sacrifice you can be who God meant you to be. No matter who your parents were, no matter where you were born, no matter how much misfortune you may have met in your life, if you have a good idea, you can be anything if you work hard and play by the rules. Most, if not all, Americans share that vision of a free and prosperous America.

But they also want us to be a compassionate America, a place where people are not left behind. We are a nation that is not going to tolerate those who cannot take care of themselves being left to fend for themselves. We're not going to tolerate our children being punished for the errors of their parents and society.

So, we are a nation that aspires to two things – prosperity and compassion. And Ronald Reagan understood that. Perhaps better, again, than any voice I've ever heard speak on it.

Now America's leaders during the last century set out to accomplish that, but they reached a conclusion that has placed us on this path, except for the Reagan Administration to be quite frank.

Both Republicans and Democrats established a role for government in America that said, yes, we'll have a free economy, but we will also have a strong government, who through regulations and taxes will control the free economy and through a series of government programs, will take care of those in our society who are falling behind.

That was a vision crafted in the twentieth century by our leaders and though it was well intentioned, it was doomed to fail from the start. It was doomed to fail from the start first and foremost because it forgot that the strength of our nation begins with its people and that these programs actually weakened us as a people.

You see, almost in forever, it was institutions and society that assumed the role of taking care of one another. If someone was sick in your family, you took care of them. If a neighbor met misfortune, you took care of them. You saved for your retirement and your future because you had to.

We took these things upon ourselves and our communities and our families and our homes and our churches and our synagogues. But all that changed when the government began to assume those responsibilities. All of the sudden, for an increasing number of people in our nation, it was no longer necessary to worry about saving for security because that was the government's job.

For those who met misfortune, that wasn't our obligation to take care of them, that was the government's job. And as government crowded out the institutions in our society that did these things traditionally, it weakened our people in a way that undermined our ability to maintain our prosperity.

The other thing is that we built a government and its programs without any account whatsoever for how we were going to pay for it. There was not thought given into how this was going to be sustained. When Social Security first started, there was 16 workers for every retiree. Today there are only three for every retiree and soon there will only be two for every retiree.

Program after program was crafted without any thought as to how they will be funded in future years or the impact it would have on future Americans. They were done with the best of intentions, but because it weakened our people and didn't take account the simple math of not being able to spend more money than you have, it was destined to fail and brought us to the point at which we are at today.

It is a startling place to be, because the 20th Century was not a time of decline for America, it was the American Century. Americans in the 20th Century built here –- we built here –- the richest, most prosperous nation in the history of the world. And yet today we have built for ourselves a government that not even the richest and most prosperous nation in the face of the Earth can fund or afford to pay for. An extraordinary tragic accomplishment, if you can call it that.

And that is where we stand today.

And so, if defining the proper role of government was one of the central issues of the Reagan era, it remains that now. The truth is that people are going around saying that, well, we're worried about – let me just add something to this because I think this is an important forum for candor.

I know that it is popular in my party to blame the president, the current president. But the truth is the only thing this president has done is accelerate policies that were already in place and were doomed to fail. All he is doing through his policies is making the day of reckoning come faster, but it was coming nonetheless.

What we have now is not sustainable. The role of government and the role that government plays now in America cannot be sustained the way it is. Now some are worried about how it has to change, we have to change it. The good news is it is going to change. It has to change. That's not the issue.

The issue is not whether the role that government now plays in America will change. The question is how will it change. Will it change because we make the changes necessary? Or, will it change because our creditors force us to make these changes?

And over the next few moments I hope to advocate to you –- I don't think that I have to given the make up of the crowd –- but I hope to advocate to you that, in fact, what we have before us is a golden opportunity afforded to few Americans.

We have the opportunity –- within our lifetime –- to actually craft a proper role for government in our nation that will allow us to come closer than any Americans have ever come to our collective vision of a nation where both prosperity and compassion exist side-by-side.

To do that, we must begin by embracing certain principles that are absolutely true. Number one: the free enterprise system does not create poverty. The free enterprise system does not leave people behind.

People are poor and people are left behind because they do not have access to the free enterprise system because something in their lives or in their community has denied them access to the free enterprise system. All over the world this truism is expressing itself every single day. Every nation on the Earth that embraces market economics and the free enterprise system is pulling millions of its people out of poverty. The free enterprise system creates prosperity, not denies it.

The second truism that we must understand is that poverty does not create our social problems, our social problems create our poverty. Let me give you an example. All across this country, at this very moment, there are children who are born into and are living with five strikes against them, already, through no fault of their own.

They're born into substandard housing in dangerous neighborhoods, to broken families, being raised by their grandmothers because they never knew their father and their mom is either working two jobs to make ends meet or just not home. These kids are going to struggle to succeed unless something dramatic happens in their life.

These truisms are important because they lead the public policies that define the proper role of government. On the prosperity side, the number one objective of our economic policy, in fact the singular objective of our economic policy from a government perspective is simple -- it's growth. It's not distribution of wealth; it's not picking winners and losers.

The goal of our public policy should be growth. Growth in our economy, the creation of jobs and of opportunity, of equality of opportunity through our governmental policies.

Now often when I give these speeches, members of the media and others get frustrated because there is nothing new or novel in it. We don't have to reinvent this. It's worked before and it will work again and they are simple things. Like a tax code that's fair, predictable, easy to comply with. Like a regulatory framework that doesn't exist to justify the existence of the regulators, that doesn't exist to accomplish through regulation and rule-making what they couldn't accomplish through the Congress.

And it is the proper role of government to invest in infrastructure. Yes, government should build roads and bridges, but it should do so as part of economic development as part of infrastructure. Not as a jobs program.

And government should invest in our people at the state level. Education is important, critically important. We must educate and train our children to compete and succeed in the 21st century. Our kids are not going to grow up to compete with children in Alabama or Mississippi. They're going to grow up to compete with kids in India, and China, all over the world; children who are learning to compete and succeed in the 21st century themselves.

These are proper roles of government within the framework of creating an environment where economic security and prosperity is possible.

And on the compassion side of the ledger, which is also important to Americans, and it's important that we remind ourselves of that. I don't really like labels in politics, but I will gladly accept the label of conservatism. Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about empowering people to catch up, to give them the tools at their disposable that make it possible for them to access all the hope, all the promise, all the opportunity that America offers. And our programs to help them should reflect that.

Now, yes, there are people that cannot help themselves. And those folks we will always help. We are too rich and prosperous a nation to leave them to fend for themselves. But all the others that can work should be given the means of empowering themselves to enter the marketplace and the workforce. And our programs and our policies should reflect that. We do need a safety net, but it cannot be a way of life. It must be there to help those who have fallen, to stand up and try again.

And by the way, I believe in America's retirement programs. But I recognize that these programs as they are currently structured are not sustainable for future generations. And so we must embrace public policy changes to these programs.

Now, I personally believe that you cannot make changes to these programs for the people that are currently in them right now. My mother just – well she gets mad when I say this. She is in her eighth decade of life and she is on both of these programs. I can't ask my mom to go out and get another job. She paid into the system. But the truth is that Social Security and Medicare, as important as they are, cannot look for me how they look for her.

My generation must fully accept, the sooner the better, that if we want there to be a Social Security and a Medicare when we retire, and if we want America as we know it to continue when we retire, then we must accept and begin to make changes to those programs now, for us.

These changes will not be easy. Speeches are easy. Actually going out and doing them will be difficult. It's never easy to go to people and say what you've always known we have to change. It isn't. It will be hard. It will actually really call upon a specific generation of Americans, those of us, like myself, decades away from retirement, to assume certain realities -– that we will continue to pay into and fund for a system that we will never fully access -– that we are prepared to do whatever it takes in our lives and in our generation so that our parents and grandparents can enjoy the fruits of their labor and so that our children and our grandchildren can inherit the fullness of America's promise.

But you see, every generation of Americans has been called to do their part to ensure that the American promise continues. We're not alone; we're not unique; we're not the only ones. In fact, I would argue to you that we have it pretty good.

And yet I think it's fully appropriate that those of us raised in Ronald Reagan's America are actually the ones who are being asked to stand up and respond to the issues of the day. For we, perhaps better than any other people who have ever lived in this nation, should understand how special and unique America truly is.

When I was a boy, the world looked very different than it does now. I remember vividly how many assumed and believed that Soviet-style communism was destined to at least rule half the world, and they urged our public policy leaders to accept that and to understand that America would have to share this planet with a godless, oppressive form of government that perhaps was destined to overtake us one day as well.

There were many who discouraged our leaders from talking about the inevitability of decline for communism and how it was destined to fail. There were many who encouraged us to simply accept this as the way it has to be, and who told us that America could no longer continue to be what America had been – the world was just too complicated and too difficult, it had changed too much. Sounds familiar, but that's what they told us.

But one person at least didn't believe them, and he happened to be the president of the United States. He actually believed that all we had to do is be America, that our example alone would one day lead to the decline and fall of a system that was unsustainable, because he understood that the desire to be free, prosperous and compassionate, although shared by all Americans, was universal. The desire to leave your children better off than yourself is something we hold as Americans, but so do people all over the world.

Because he understood that the principles that this nation was founded upon was not that we are all people in North America are endowed by their creator with inalienable rights, but that all people are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that transcribed in our hearts is the desire to live in freedom and in liberty, that it is our natural right, and that government's job is to protect those rights, not to grant them to us.

This is the natural state of man, and anything that prevents it is unnatural and doomed to fail and that all we had to do was be America, that all we had to do was be prosperous and be free. All we had to do was live our republic. All we had to do was be a voice for these principles anywhere in the world where these principles were challenged and oppressed, and eventually time was on our side. And how right he was.

When I was in fourth grade, the Soviet Union was a co-equal power to the United States. Before I finished college, the Soviet Union didn't even exist. And so many people born since then have no idea what it even was.

To me, this is extremely special, and I'll tell you why. During the '80s, politically especially, there were two people that deeply influenced me. One clearly was Ronald Reagan, the other was my grandfather, who lived with us most of the time in our home.

We lived part of our life, especially the key years, '80-'84, in Las Vegas, Nev. And my grandfather loved to sit on the porch of our home and smoke cigars. He was Cuban. Three cigars a day, he lived to be 84. This is not an advertisement for cigar smoking, I'm just saying to you that ...

He loved to talk about politics. My grandfather was born in 1899. He was born to an agricultural family in Cuba. He was stricken with polio when he was a very young man, he couldn't work the fields, so they sent him to school. He was the only member of his family that could read. And because he could read, he got a job at the local cigar rolling factory.

They didn't have radio or television, so they would hire someone to sit at the front of the cigar factory and read to the workers while they worked. So, the first thing he would read every day, of course, was the daily newspaper. Then he would read some novel to entertain them.

And then, when he was done reading things he actually went out and rolled the cigars because he needed the extra money. But through all of those years of reading, he became extremely knowledgeable about history, not to mention all the classics.

He loved to talk about history. My grandfather loved being Cuban. He loved being from Cuba. He never would have left Cuba if he didn't have to. But he knew America was special. He knew that without America, Cuba would still be a Spanish colony. He knew that without America, the Nazis and Imperial Japan would have won World War II. When he was born in 1899 there weren't even airplanes. By the time I was born, an American had walked on the surface of the moon.

And he knew something else. He knew that he had lost his country. And that the only thing from preventing other people in the world from losing theirs to communism was this country – this nation.
It is easy for us who are born here –- like me –- and so many of you, to take for granted how special and unique this place is. But when you come from somewhere else, when what you always knew and loved, you lost, you don't have that luxury.

My grandfather didn't know America was exceptional because he read about it in a book. He knew about it because he lived it and saw it with his eyes. That powerful lesson is the story of Ronald Reagan's presidency. It's our legacy as a people. And it's who we have a chance to be again. And I think that's important for all of us because being an American is not just a blessing, it's a responsibility.

As we were commanded to do long ago, "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

Well, as we gather here today in this place, that pays homage and tribute to the greatest American of the twentieth century, we are reminded that for him and for our nation, being a light to the world, that's not just our common history, it remains our common destiny. Thank you.

WSJ: A Jobs Program the White House, House Republicans Like

For once we may see bipartisanship in D.C.
Perhaps encouraging, but not enough.


via Washington Wire by Laura Meckler on 8/23/11

The White House is working on an economic proposal that House Republicans… wait for it… also support. That may be a man-bites-dog story these days, given the intense partisanship and differing ideologies in Washington.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that as part of a larger jobs package, the White House is likely to propose some version of a program called Georgia Works, which allows people receiving unemployment benefits to receive eight weeks of training at private companies in what amounts to a tryout. The service is free to the companies, and offers a new connection to the workplace for jobless workers.

It turns out this program has also caught the eye of House Republicans. In 2009, House Republicans included the program in a letter to President Barack Obama listing their job-creation ideas. In that letter, the Republicans suggested that the federal government require states to adopt Georgia Works-type programs in order to receive federal unemployment funding.

"This has resulted in faster returns to work, less unemployment payments, and thus lower state unemployment taxes," wrote House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) and two of their colleagues.

It's not clear whether the White House wants to require the program for states, or what the scope of the White House plan might be. But there is potential for working together, said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for Mr. Cantor.

"There would definitely be room for discussion. It was something Eric pushed personally with the president at a White House meeting in December 2009," Mr. Dayspring said. "It is a program that produced results, and we are glad the White House has finally taken notice."

A White House spokeswoman had no comment.

Mr. Obama has characterized many of his other ideas as enjoying bipartisan support, such as extending a payroll tax reduction for workers and creating an infrastructure bank to finance road and bridge projects. But Republicans have shown little interest in either one, and in some cases are opposed outright.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Obama adds over $4Trillion to debt in just over 900 days

Candidate Obama: "The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents - #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic." (July 3, 2008)

I smell Media hypocrisy on WMDs

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) found in Libya...? Who would have thunk it...?
When it's Obama's war, the media causally admits it, and totally condones Obama's war.
But when it was Bush's war, even though WMDs were found in Iraq afterwards, they media said that Bush was wrong to start a war there.
I smell Media hypocrisy.

Libya's deadliest weapons not yet corralled    photo
WASHINGTON (AP) - No one can be sure who controls the Libyan government's weapons stockpiles, a stew of deadly chemicals, raw nuclear material and some 30,000 shoulder-fired rockets that officials fear could fall into terrorists' hands in the chaos of Moammar Gadhafi's downfall or afterward. One...

As all of DC leaves work at the same time, the United States experiences a brief economic recovery

I saw this tweet yesterday:

    @Ben_Howe: As all of DC leaves work at the same time, the United States experiences a brief economic recovery.

Dow was up 300 points.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Obama Stays Updated on Hurricane Irene While on Vacation


via Fox News by Sarah Courtney on 8/23/11

AP Image/Hurricane Irene

It may be 75 degrees and sunny on Martha's Vineyard, but President Obama is bracing for the possible U.S. impact of Hurricane Irene. Tuesday Mr. Obama received updates on the storm as well as FEMA preparation for areas that could be in Irene's track later this week.

"This morning at the Blue Heron Farm, John Brennan gave the President his daily national security briefing including an update on Hurricane Irene and how FEMA is supporting territorial response activities in Puerto Rico as well as the Virgin Islands where the effects of the storm have already been felt," White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.

"That was close, I was afraid it was going to ruin my vacation"

The hurricane was still south of Grand Turk Island Tuesday morning, but the National Hurricane Center predicts Irene will approach the Carolinas and Chesapeake Bay on Sunday. President Obama is scheduled to return to Washington Saturday.

Brennan "also updated [the president] on the steps FEMA has taken in coordination with states that could feel the impact of the storm later this week," said Earnest.

The last hurricane to strike the U.S. was Ike in the summer of 2008 while Obama was running for office. Irene could become a category 3 by Tuesday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Funny thing about liberals.

If they have a plan for improving the economy, and after it's implemented the economy improves, this is proof that their plan must have worked. If, after the plan is implemented, the economy suffers — this, also, is proof that their plan is the right way to go, we're just not doing enough of it.

Check out page 59 of Obamacare...

"That call from Rita. She's reading from page 58, 59 of the health care bill about the government's access to our bank accounts, and she wanted to know why nobody's talking about it -- and I told her everybody did. May I quote from myself, August 4th of 2009? It's just a little over two years ago. Quote: "The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer to pay. Yes, my friends, the federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer, meaning from your account to them. They will be able to debit your account for health expenses. That's on page 59, go get the bill. I'm summarizing here for you. "

This resulted, by the way, in the White House attacking Drudge for reporting certain aspects that were in the health care bill -- and in the process, they call attention to what they didn't want anybody to see. So, again, Rita, I'm really glad you called. It's a golden opportunity to remind people -- and, of course, the tune-in factor here is nuts. There are people listening now that weren't there who are just probably learning this and hearing about it for the first time, because since it did pass there hasn't been nearly as much focus on it, on those kind of details. The focus has been on all the "waivers." What are we up to, over 2500 waivers the regime has granted now to various companies, large and small, who would be out of business if they had to play by Obamacare law right now?

Can't have that before the election! If this thing isn't repealed or if it isn't defunded, after 2012, 2013, 2014, when it really starts to hit, people have no idea. What has happened to this country up to this point is nothing compared to what's in store for us with just this one piece of legislation." --Rush Limbaugh

Friday, August 19, 2011

The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both

By Neal Boortz

If you watched the discussion with Arthur Laffer in the Nuze item above, you probably heard the mention of a quote by Milton Friedman about freedom and fairness.  Consider the fact that Dear Ruler cannot make a speech lately without talking about fairness.  Meanwhile, when was the last time you heard him give a speech on freedom?  Something to think about as you read these two quotes from Milton Friedman: 

"I'm not in favor of fairness.  I'm in favor of freedom, and freedom is not fairness.  Fairness means somebody has to decide what's fair."

"The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither.  The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both."

If you click here, you can actually watch a bunch of clips of Milton Friedman discussing everything from fairness to wealth envy.

Also something you might enjoy is this debate between Frances Fox Piven – yes, the Cloward Piven Strategy I've told you about – and Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell, discussing the concept of freedom.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

From Hopeless Bus Tour .. to .. Martha's Vineyard


Obama Saving or creating Canadian jobs

He said it was a "listening tour" but then they expected Big Guy to listen to them.

bo alphaSit down and shut up!

He heard them say they wanted jobs for Americans, but then they got all wee-weed up about which Americans he found jobs for.


Well one thing is for sure: He's created jobs in Canada - that's where those two million dollar buses were built!

Re: Save us Sarah!

How about this refrain:

Save us, anyone, from Obama!

Obama gave us a peek at his "new" economic plan, to be rolled out after "Labor" Day (kind of ironic) which includes all the usual suspects, including having the rich pay a little bit more. Butt now it even looks like that plan might have a few holes in it:

millionaires go missingSource: WSJ

Yikes! Where are all our millionaires and billionaires who can afford to pay a little more going? 39% reduction in people making $1 million or more? WTF? How's that going to work? Bueller? Anyone?

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:50 PM, dude wrote:
The facts...there was only one reason people put those mags was so they could share giant hater of stupid women had a conspiracy under construction. second, sarah looks ok for her worse...nothing amazing enough to continue discussion.....certainly not worthy of a sweaty morning....  bachmann on the other hand, looks bad on her cover.....because she is unattractive..again, nothing further to say more on....but unless she is shoveling snow from my driveway.....she could not hope for a sweaty morning with me either. final thought......imagine the dire straits of anyone to utter 'save us sarah'....they may simply be indiscriminately looking to her for a kidney transplant...or to borrow 20 bucs

On Thu Aug 18th, 2011 12:45 PM EDT indi wrote:

>Oh, this reminds me of the following.
>Last week at work there were a few Newsweek magazines that some liberal
>placed on a table by the microwave.
>One had a picture of Bachmann which looked terrible - an obvious attempt by
>the liberals at Newsweek to deride her.
>Another cover had a picture of Sarah Palin which looked good, but then, it's
>hard to have a bad picture of her.
>On the cover some other person, I presume, later wrote with a marker: "Save
>us Sarah!".
>I laughed out loud because the liberal who put the Newsweek there to
>disparage Sarah was probably mad at that. Later the next day that issue was
>gone, but the rest still remained - ha ha ha ha ha!
>So my refrain is the same: "Save us Sarah!" Save us all from Obama and his
>attempts to destroy the USA.
>This was written by a Democrat and former Hillary supporter...
>> 5 Lessons Governor Sarah Palin learned from Hillary Clinton's failed 2008
>> presidential campaign<>
>> Posted on August 17, 2011 by Kevin DuJan // 2012 Presidential Campaign<>,
>> Best of Hillbuzz<>,
>> Featured Content <>,
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Save us Sarah!

Oh, this reminds me of the following.

Last week at work there were a few Newsweek magazines that some liberal placed on a table by the microwave.

One had a picture of Bachmann which looked terrible - an obvious attempt by the liberals at Newsweek to deride her.

Another cover had a picture of Sarah Palin which looked good, but then, it's hard to have a bad picture of her.

On the cover some other person, I presume, later wrote with a marker: "Save us Sarah!".

I laughed out loud because the liberal who put the Newsweek there to disparage Sarah was probably mad at that. Later the next day that issue was gone, but the rest still remained - ha ha ha ha ha!

So my refrain is the same: "Save us Sarah!" Save us all from Obama and his attempts to destroy the USA.

This was written by a Democrat and former Hillary supporter...

5 Lessons Governor Sarah Palin learned from Hillary Clinton's failed 2008 presidential campaign

Posted on August 17, 2011 by Kevin DuJan // 2012 Presidential Campaign, Best of Hillbuzz, Featured Content, Hillbuzz, Sarah Palin

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Obama's Bus looks like a giant Death Star

This is the Bus version of the Death Star!

PERRY: 'Actions speak louder than words'...

In New Hampshire this morning Gov. Rick Perry responded to President Obama's suggestion that he "be more careful" about what he says.

"Yesterday, the President said I needed to watch what I say. I just want to respond back, if I may. Mr. President, actions speak louder than words. My actions as Governor are helping create jobs in this country. The President's actions are killing jobs," GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry said at a breakfast on Wednesday morning.

Obama Commiserates with jobless, then off to the Vineyard...

We've all gone mad!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Debt Man Driving Tour

So I think Obama is ready to hit the road with his American Heartland Debt Man Driving Tour (WTF tour). Of course he stole the idea from Sarah Palin who already had a great bus tour last independence day.

Hit the road Jack, don't ya come back no more no more no more no more, don't ya come back no more.

The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain

I feel bad that a once great country (UK) has been reduced to a socialist nightmare where the fools who demand free stuff riot in the streets.
I just hope the USA doesn't go too far down that socialist path...

Friday, August 05, 2011

The president's new plan to fight unemployment

I gotta say, I'm finally impressed. The president finally has a plan, and he published it in the Wall Street Journal.
It's about time... Of course the half spend by the Democrats will be wasted, proverbially the flushing of money down the drain, but at least the half spend by the Republicans will spur job growth.

As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with this lingering recession, under a new bipartisan plan I am proposing today, 54% of the remaining funds not spend by the Stimulus of two years ago (about $450 billion) -- $243 billion -- will be spent on infrastructure and projects as defined by myself and a panel of Senate and House Democrats; and the remaining 46% -- $207 billion -- will be directed toward tax cuts for businesses as directed by the Republicans.


Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince

Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

bwahahahahahaha - Carney is a dope

ABC News' White House correspondent Jake Tapper prods press secretary Jay Carney for President Obama's plan to foster an environment where jobs can be created. Carney blames the difficulty to create jobs on environmental disasters such as the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year. Key part of the 5 minute+ back-and-forth is transcribed below:

JAKE TAPPER, ABC NEWS:  I believe the Dow has gone down -- obviously, the day is not over -- but I believe the Dow's gone down now more than during that controversial TARP vote.  And analysts are saying that the reason that this is happening is because of uncertainty about the American economy, that we are entering a double-dip recession, or at the very least, a period of real softness and weakness for the U.S. economy. What is the administration doing about that?

JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE:  Well, the analysis I saw today did not -- was not about the American economy, particularly, in terms of what's happening.

TAPPER: I'm talking about analysis from the last 20 minutes.

CARNEY:  But there are obviously -- there are a lot of global issues that affect the global economy and that obviously affect the American economy. We strongly believe, as I've said, that we will continue to grow and we will continue to create jobs, and we need to take the measures necessary to do that. 

We have encountered in this calendar year a number of economic headwinds that could not have been foreseen:  the tsunami -- earthquake and tsunami in Japan that disrupted global supply chains; the unrest in the Middle East, which has an impact on oil prices; and the situation in Europe.  So, you know, obviously that has hurt the economy globally and has slowed growth and job creation, but we believe that growth and job creation will continue.

TAPPER:  Well, what is the president doing?  We know that he went to a -- -- he went to fundraisers last night.  What's he doing today?

CARNEY:  Jake, that is --

TAPPER:  What is he doing --

CARNEY:  The president -- as the president has worked --

TAPPER:  We hear him hectoring Congress about all the stuff that needs to be done to help create jobs --

CARNEY:  That's right.  And Congress --

TAPPER: -- and then he flew off to Chicago.  What is he doing today?

CARNEY:  The president is having meetings with his senior staff.  The president has called on Congress to move quickly on things that have bipartisan support and are in Congress's lap, the trade --

TAPPER:  The same stuff he was doing a couple months ago, calling on Congress to pass things.

CARNEY:  Congress has the power to pass legislation that the president can sign.  The actions that it can take could create more jobs right now, if it passed the patent reform, if it passed the free trade agreements.  And as you know, there are other issues that the president encourages and will push hard for the Congress to take up when it returns from its recess, including extension of the payroll tax cut, which would put -- which has this year put an additional $1,000 in the pockets of every American, or typical American family.

And he believes we need to do that again next year, because that assists those families in having them -- you know, giving them the ability to make ends meet, and puts money back into the economy, which in turn sustains businesses and creates jobs.  And he will continue to come up with and propose measures that we in Washington together can take to spur further economic growth and job creation.

TAPPER:  Has he called Mitch McConnell?  Has he called John Boehner? Has -- is he working on things that they can do?  If every --

CARNEY:  Jake, I don't -- I know you weren't here yesterday, but I know you were here for most of the days before that, when this president and those leaders and others worked seven days a week to avert a major economic crisis in this country that would have made –

TAPPER: You're the one always saying the president can walk and chew gum at the same time.  I'm asking you --

CARNEY:  Well, what are -- are you asking me what -- he is -- he is focused --

TAPPER:  Other than calling on Congress to pass things you've been calling on Congress to pass for months, what is he doing to help the economy?

CARNEY:  He is working very closely with his senior economic advisers to come up with new proposals to help advance growth and job creation.  He is working with members of Congress to help advance growth and job creation.  And he will continue to do that.  There are things that Congress can do now to create jobs, and they should.  There are things that Congress will be able to do when they return from recess to help create jobs and spur growth, and they should.  And he looks forward to working with Congress to do that.

The New Tone - from the Democrats

I just wanted to understand what they meant by "the new tone" that we all should be taking in politics.

Dow Jones plunges 512 points; but don’t worry, President Obama’s birthday parties unaffected

Miki, you of all people should be outraged at our current faux president. He's done everything possible to keep joblessness high.

Liberals stretch the truth to try to salvage Obama's failed presidency.

  • - Fallacy: the Bush tax cuts cost us revenue. The truth is that because of the Laffer curve type of dynamic analysis that the Bush tax cuts actually caused much more economic activity and in the aggregate brought in more revenue than if we had not done the Bush tax cuts, especially the drop in the capital gains tax.
  •  - Something the chart misses: Obamacare cost the economy big time, although that cannot be factored into the graph except that the revenue has dropped because of Obama caused joblessness directly related to Obamacare.
  • - Something else the chart misses: Putting gulf oil out of bounds costs jobs and causes inflation.
  • - Fact: We've got 4 wars under Obama, he's not stopping any of them. So the war budgets can't be compared at all in these charts.
  • - Fact: Bush's medicare changes actually save money in the long run. Fact: Obamacare strips $500 Billion from Medicare - where's that in the chart?
  • - Liberals are simply trying to excuse a failed Obama presidency. Just ignore them. The price of gasoline and the unemployment rate are all that matter to his re-election chances. "It's the Economy Stupid" - James Carville

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing

When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against may know that your society is doomed.
- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Stossel: Take a Chainsaw to the Budget

Take A Chainsaw To The Budget

  • On my show tonight at 10pm, I lay out a way to completely get rid of the deficit.

I don't claim to be a budget expert. But others, such as Chris Edwards at Cato and Stuart Butler at Heritage, are. They found lots of serious cuts. My staff found a few more, and put together a list that would completely balance the budget:

Defense cut by 2/3: $475 billion (Federal Budget, pg. 58)

Medicare/Medicaid*: $441 billion (Cato Institute)

Social Security Means Testing: $170 billion (Heritage Foundation)

Eliminate Dept. of Education (includes Pell Grants): $106.9 billion (Cato Institute)

Social Security*: $85.7 billion (Cato Institute)

Eliminate Dept. of Transportation: $84.8 billion (Cato Institute)

Tax Amnesty: $80 billion (Rep. Jared Polis D-Co.)

Eliminate Dept. of Labor*: $78.6 billion (Department of Labor and White House)

Eliminate HUD: $60.8 billion (Cato Institute)

Eliminate Dept. of Agriculture*: $33 billion (Cato Institute)

Cut civilian employee compensation: $30 billion (Cato Institute)

Stop maintaining vacant federal property: $25 billion (Heritage Foundation)

Eliminate Foreign Aid: $21.2 billion (Cato Institute)

Eliminate Dept. of Energy*: $20.8 billion (Cato Institute)

Eliminate NASA: $19.6 billion (Cato Institute)

Federal Drug War: $15 billion (White House)

Earmark moratorium: $16 billion (Heritage Foundation)

Eliminate Fannie/Freddie Subsidies: $14 billion (Federal Housing Finance Agency (p. 10))

Eliminate Dept. of Commerce: $13.9 billion (Department of Commerce)

Eliminate Dept. of Interior: $12 billion (White House)

Legalize Pot, Online gambling, Immigrants: $12 billion (Rep. Jared Polis D-Co.)

Privatize Army Corps of Engineers: $10.6 billion (Cato Institute)

Cut federal employee travel budget: $10 billion (Heritage Foundation)

Eliminate National Science Foundation: $7.4 billion (National Science Foundation)

End EPA's State and Local grants: $6.5 billion (Cato Institute)

Repeal Davis-Bacon: $6 billion (Republican Study Committee)

Privatize TSA: $5.7 billion (Federal Budget)

Cut Dept. of Justice's State and Local grants: $5 billion (Heritage Foundation)

Privatize Post Office: $4 billion (White House)

Eliminate Small Business Administration: $1.8 billion (Small Business Administration)

Lease coastal plain of ANWR: $1.5 billion (Heritage Foundation)

Eliminate Federal Flood Insurance: $1.3 billion (CBO, pg. 3)

Abolish SEC: $1.3 billion (SEC)

Eliminate Corporation for National Community Service: $1 billion (Cato Institute)

Suspend acquisition of federal office space: $1 billion (Heritage Foundation)

End subsidies for public broadcasting: $500 million (Cato Institute)

Eliminate the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp: $480 million (Heritage Foundation)

Eliminate the FCC: $439 million (FCC)

Eliminate the Endowments for Arts/Humanities: $332 million (NEA/NEH)

Total Cut: $1,882,619,000,000

Current deficit: $1,645,000,000,000

Surplus Achieved: $237,619,000,000

(Research by Maxim Lott and Charles Couger.)

They don't need to drive us deeper in debt. They choose to. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see how they could choose differently.



Department of Energy is eliminated except for Nuclear arms maintenance

Department of Agriculture is eliminated, except for food programs for the needy

Department of Labor is eliminated, except for 26-week unemployment benefits

Defense budget would still be $243 billion, more than twice what the next highest country (China) spends

Medicare and Medicaid savings breakdown:

Block grant Medicaid and freeze spending (226)

Repeal 2010 healthcare law (87)

Increase Medicare premiums (39.8)

Cut non-Medicare premiums (37.7)

Cut Medicare payment error rate by 50% (28.6)

Increase Medicare deductibles (12.6)

Tort Reform (10)

Social Security savings breakdown:

Price index initial benefits** 41.1

Raise the normal retirement age** 31.4

Cut Social Security disability program by 10% 13.2

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