A PolitiZoid production – “Same as it ever was”. Starring our Commander-in-chief. Pure entertainment.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
The unemployment rate stands at 9.5% – still much higher the President Obama or his group of economists could predict. What’s even worse is that they can’t figure out why people aren’t finding jobs. It’s your economy Stupid.
Joe Biden was out hailing the stimulus package as a giant job creation machine while simultaneously blaming Republicans for it’s failure. Not only can the administration not figure out what’s wrong with the job situation, they seem somewhat confused over whether what they have done has worked or failed. A bloomberg.com article shows how confused they are:
“By this estimate, the Recovery Act has met the president’s goal of saving or creating 3.5 million jobs — two quarters earlier than anticipated,” Romer said with a straight face. (More than 2.5 million non-farm jobs have been lost since ARRA was enacted in February 2009, all of them in the private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
Why the discrepency?
These numbers might just as well have been pulled out of a hat. Recall that it was the same model and method the administration used in January 2009 to predict an unemployment rate of 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 with the enactment of the fiscal stimulus and 8.8 percent without. The unemployment rate now stands at 9.5 percent.
This same model convinced policy makers that the subprime crisis was contained, encouraged the rating companies to slap AAA ratings on collateralized garbage, and led banks to believe they had adequately managed their risks and reserved for potential losses.
So what’s their answer at this point? According to a Wall Street Journal post, do more of everything they’ve been doing.
This week the White House says we need even more stimulus, in the form of jobless checks, to make up for the jobs his original spending stimulus didn’t create.
So almost two years of jobless benefits didn’t create the jobs Obama thought it would. Certainly adding in a few more weeks of benefit checks will fix it – uh .. not so fast
The economic consensus—which includes Obama Administration economists in their previous lives—couldn’t be clearer on this. In a 1990 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research, labor economist Lawrence Katz found that “The results indicate that a one week increase in potential benefit duration increases the average duration of the unemployment spells of UI recipients by 0.16 to 0.20 weeks.
With the increase, the total amount of money infused into the economy is a lousy $130 Billion. The stimulus actions last year totaled over $800 Billion and had little to no effect. How exactly will this make a dent?
So if simply handing out more cash to the unemployed is ineffective, what else could be done? How about threatening small and medium businesses with an oppressive increase in taxation? Democrats have become the party of no when it comes to helping out small business. By allowing the Bush era tax cuts to expire, small businesses have lest money to invest, grow, expand .. hire. Accoring to this article, as the current administration has made more business-strangling decisions, people are just deciding that the risks that come with starting a business aren’t worth it anymore.
The report says that only 3.7% of unemployed workers are starting their own businesses rather than looking for a job. This figure is down from 7.6% in the first half of 2009 and down from 9.6% in the second half of 2009. The previous low was 4.4%, during the second half of 2008 … While new companies create an average of 3 million jobs, existing firms lose about one million jobs a year. The Kauffman study also suggests that startups continue to create jobs, even during recessions.
If that’s the case, where is the small business and entrepreneur package. It’s the cheapest and least complex thing the government could put together – get out of their way. Start-ups need investment and loans. Investment comes from all those wealthy people the liberals are trying to relieve of their property and loans come from banks that are being hit with so many new regulations that they aren’t lending.
Obama’s highly-educated academic economists can’t seem to figure out why the jobless numbers aren’t improving because they based their estimates, actions and analysis on a flawed ideology – Keynesian economics. Until they realize that the real economic engine in this country is small business, we’re stuck with this mess.
Obama keeps telling us that things would have been much worse without his flawed philosophy. With that line of thinking, I guess we could make the case that things would have been even worse if he had grabbed the White House four years earlier.
Harry Reid is once again working on a Climate Change/Cap & Trade/ Energy/Pollution Bill and Obama just wanted to remind you what to expect:
That’s right, “Prices will necessarily skyrocket.” And that’s just the minimum you can expect from this oh so wonderous 20 lbs. of legislation. According to Politico:
Reid confirmed the bill will have four parts: an oil spill response; a clean-energy and job-creation title based on work done in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee; a tax package from the Senate Finance Committee; and a section that deals with greenhouse gas emissions from the electric utility industry.Underscoring the delicate nature of the issue, Reid insisted that the proposal he will introduce in about 10 days should not be called a cap-and-trade plan or even a cap on emissions.“I don’t use that,” he said. “Those words are not in my vocabulary. We’re going to work on pollution.”
Here is Maurice Strong in a 1972 BBC Interview:
That’s right, all around Climate Change fear mongering, Global Governance, and licenses for babies due to “over population”
U.S. BRANDED AS ECOLOGICAL AGGRESSOR
The use of compulsion is an important point in these plans. People in the industrialized nations are not expected to cooperate in their own demise. They will have to be forced. They will not like it when their food is taken for global distribution. They will not approve when they are taxed by a world authority to finance foreign political projects. They will not voluntarily give up their cars or resettle into smaller houses or communal barracks to satisfy the resource-allocation quotas of a UN agency. Club-of-Rome member Maurice Strong states the problem:
In effect, the United States is committing environmental aggression against the rest of the world. … At the military level, the United States is the custodian. At the environmental level, the United States is clearly the greatest risk. … One of the worst problems in the United States is energy prices – they’re too low. …
It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class … involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and `convenience’ foods, ownership of motor-vehicles, numerous electric household appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning … expansive suburban housing … are not sustainable.
Mr. Strong’s remarks were enthusiastically received by world environmental leaders, but they prompted this angry editorial response in the Arizona Republic:
Translated from eco-speak, this means two things: (1) a reduction in the standard of living in Western nations through massive new taxes and regulations, and (2) a wholesale transfer of wealth from industrialized to under-developed countries. The dubious premise here is that if the U.S. economy could be reduced to, say, the size of Malaysia’s, the world would be a better place. … Most Americans probably would balk at the idea of the U.N. banning automobiles in the U.S.
A PLOT FOR ECONOMIC CRISIS
Maurice Strong believes – or says that he believes – the world’s ecosystems can be preserved only if the affluent nations of the world can be disciplined into lowering their standard of living. Production and consumption must be curtailed. To bring that about, those nations must submit to rationing, taxation, and political domination by world government. They will probably not do that voluntarily, he says, so they will have to be forced. To accomplish that, it will be necessary to engineer a global monetary crisis which will destroy their economic systems. Then they will have no choice but to accept assistance and control from the UN.
This strategy was revealed in the May, 1990, issue of West magazine, published in Canada. In an article entitled “The Wizard of Baca Grande,” journalist Daniel Wood described his week-long experience at Strong’s private ranch in southern Colorado. This ranch has been visited by such CFR notables as David Rockefeller, Secretary-of-State Henry Kissinger, founder of the World Bank Robert McNamara, and the presidents of such organizations as IBM, Pan Am, and Harvard.
During Wood’s stay at the ranch, the tycoon talked freely about environmentalism and politics. To express his own world view, he said he was planning to write a novel about a group of world leaders who decided to save the planet. As the plot unfolded, it became obvious that it was based on real people and real events. Wood continues the story:
Each year, he explains as background to the telling of the novel’s plot, the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland. Over a thousand CEOs, prime ministers, finance ministers, and leading academics gather in February to attend meetings and set economic agendas for the year ahead. With this as a setting, he then says: “What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? … The group’s conclusion is `no.’ the rich countries won’t do it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about? …
“This group of world leaders,” he continues, “form a secret society to bring about an economic collapse. It’s February. They’re all at Davos. These aren’t terrorists. They’re world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the world’s commodity and stock markets. They’ve engineered, using their access to stock exchanges and computers and gold supplies, a panic. Then, they prevent the world’s stock markets from closing. They jam the gears. They hire mercenaries who hold the rest of the world leaders at Davos as hostages. The markets can’t close. The rich countries…” And Strong makes a slight motion with his fingers as if he were flicking a cigarette butt out the window.
I sit there spellbound. This is not any storyteller talking, this is Maurice Strong. He knows these world leaders. He is, in fact, co-chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum. He sits at the fulcrum of power. He is in a position to do it.
“I probably shouldn’t be saying things like this,” he says.
And there you have the plan. In order to” save the world” we must bring the most industrialized nations to their knees and force them to be ruled under Global Governance and redistribute wealth in the form of Carbon Credits.
Harry Reid’s Energy Bill will target power plant emissions according to the New York Times:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is drafting legislation to limit carbon emissions at the nation’s power plants, a risky political maneuver that faces divisions within his own party and a Senate clock that is quickly winding down.
Reid (D-Nev.) will place the contentious carbon provision in a broader energy bill that tightens rules around offshore oil drilling, encourages clean energy production and jobs, and reduces oil consumption — things that might be difficult for some lawmakers to oppose.
According to America’sPower.org “Half of the electricity that heats our homes, lights our schools, and powers our businesses comes from coal.”
By placing a tax on Coal Power Plants they will be forced to either go bankrupt, as Obama stated, or simply produce less electricity. That’s half of the electricity in the United States gone or severely cut. From this alone you can expect “skyrocketing” prices due to supply and demand, as well as energy rationing, and rolling blackouts. There simply won’t be enough electricity available for everyone, even if you can afford it.
But don’t take my word for it, let’s look at the UK. In an Article titled “Blackout Britain Faces Big Turnoff” the Express.Co.UK explains that green hysteria is causing disruptions in their power grid:
BRITAIN faces years of blackouts and soaring electricity bills because of the drive toward green power, a leading energy expert warned last night. A growing obsession with global warming and “renewable” sources threatens the stability of our supply.Derek Birkett, a former Grid Control Engineer who has a lifetime’s experience in electricity supply throughout Britain, warned that the cost of the crisis could match that of the recent banking collapse. And he claimed that renewable energy expectations were now nothing more than “dangerous illusions” which would hit consumers hard in the pocket.
“We are going to pay a very heavy price for the fact there has been a catalogue of neglect by the former Government which has focused on renewable energy sources,” Mr Birkett said.
“We need a mix of sources and this takes time. Renewables have the problem of being intermittent, particularly wind, and we need more back-up capacity. By having all our sources in one basket we are risking disruption.
“There is a lot of over-enthusiasm by governments to push global warming, which makes me very suspicious.” Less than five per cent of our energy comes from renewable sources but the “disproportionate” cost of implementing green technology runs into many millions of pounds, he said.
In a new book, When Will the Lights Go Out, published this month, Mr Birkett claims things will only get worse. He said the “lavish incentives” being offered to developers of green energy are being passed on to customers as the UK struggles to meet EU directives on carbon emissions.
He also warned that a growing reliance on renewable energy is creating widespread uncertainty in the electricity supply chain.
With many nuclear power stations and coal plants ending their lives and being taken out of service we “can’t rule out” people being left without power. The real problem is the cost of making sure this does not happen, and Britain’s lights “do not go out”, he warned.
“The country is going to have to make a choice whether to go along with green ideas of renewable generation or go back to coal and nuclear power.”
We too will have high prices, blackouts, and insane carbon standards. Any “Green Energy” currently available is intermittent and not dependable. Due to this American Manufacturing will suffer. If they are able to get the electricity to be productive, the trickle down affect will in turn skyrocket the price of American made merchandise. Factories will close. Businesses will cut costs by layoffs or simply close up shop. Small and Large Business will fail. If you have an electric car, you can’t afford the electricity to charge it, if any is available. You certainly can’t afford the gas prices for a traditional car, not to mention whatever emissions penalties they tie to it. No more air conditioning. No more liberty. The economy will fail. They will claim the Free Market failed.
Maurice Strong, who will make a fortune through trading Carbon Credits at the CCX, will have seen his plan come to fruition through Obama, and delight at the fall of the US economy. Obama will use this failure to enact his Marxist Plan and Nationalize all business and industry in order to save the U.S. from the “Free Market” All in the name of the greatest scam in the world, Climate Change/Global Warming
Check out CDN’s Cap and Trade Section
In a post for Conservative Refocus I wrote about the Obama Administration and control. There are many more examples that must be brought to the attention of the American Public. Here’s a video on some of the more spectacular medical suprises that were within the Health Care Bill which was passed and is now law.
and here are several articles on much more including general provisions, Tax changes, marriage penalties, Menu labels for chain restaurants and vending machines, Breastfeeding rooms, Student Loan takeover, and “Home Visits”.
In addition to the above goodies the law also contained provisions for a type of Private Army. Judge Andrew Napalitano explains:
So to recap we have a forced system of HealthCare, controlled by the Federal Government, that will provide care to illegal aliens, ration care and procedures for all, mandate all American Citizens (as a condition of citizenship) purchase a healthcare plan, and promote euthanasia for the elderly.
This law also creates a paramilitary force, gives the President authority to control the National Guard of the individual states even absent a war. This is unprecedented and must not be taken lightly.
The nanny state provisions for “Home Visits” and mandating restaurant and vending machine labels should not be overlooked. The Obama Administration is trying to regulate every aspect of our lives. As explained by CNS News our individual BMI index is being recorded and kept in the new mandated Electronic Health Records. Also consider Barack Obama’s Executive Order titled Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council with the purpose of:
(a) provide coordination and leadership at the Federal level, and among all executive departments and agencies, with respect to prevention, wellness, and health promotion practices, the public health system, and integrative health care in the United States;
(b) develop, after obtaining input from relevant stakeholders, a national prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health-care strategy that incorporates the most effective and achievable means of improving the health status of Americans and reducing the incidence of preventable illness and disability in the United States, as further described in section 5 of this order;
(c) provide recommendations to the President and the Congress concerning the most pressing health issues confronting the United States and changes in Federal policy to achieve national wellness, health promotion, and public health goals, including the reduction of tobacco use, sedentary behavior, and poor nutrition;
(d) consider and propose evidence-based models, policies, and innovative approaches for the promotion of transformative models of prevention, integrative health, and public health on individual and community levels across the United States;
(e) establish processes for continual public input, including input from State, regional, and local leadership communities and other relevant stakeholders, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations;
and then Sec. 5. National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy.
Not later than March 23, 2011, the Chair, in consultation with the Council, shall develop and make public a national prevention, health promotion, and public health strategy (national strategy), and shall review and revise it periodically. The national strategy shall:
(a) set specific goals and objectives for improving the health of the United States through federally supported prevention, health promotion, and public health programs, consistent with ongoing goal setting efforts conducted by specific agencies;
(b) establish specific and measurable actions and timelines to carry out the strategy, and determine accountability for meeting those timelines, within and across Federal departments and agencies; and
(c) make recommendations to improve Federal efforts relating to prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health-care practices to ensure that Federal efforts are consistent with available standards and evidence.
The nanny state in writing. They will come up with legislation to force you to be healthy by overtaxation of items they are against, (cigarettes, etc) or simply outlaw it like the Progressives did with the prohibition of alcohol from 1920 to 1933.
This is a nudge. The Federal Government controls healthcare and will ration it in a Communist manner. “From each according to his abilitiy, to each according to his need.” If you smoke, if you exceed your BMI, if you are elderly, you go to the bottom of the list for treatment or, as Obama says, “Maybe your better off not having the surgery but taking a pain pill.”
Add these provisions from the Health Care law to the provisions of the Executive Order and you can see the Nanny State forming around us, replacing liberty with a lack of options and oppressive and invasive regulations. Cities, States, and school districts have already begun to act on these provisions and more. California has been the leader banning trans fats, soda’s from schools, and Happy Meal toys. New York has even attempted to ban salt. Massachusetts schools have begun to send home with kids “Fat Reports” in order to inform parents that their children are obese.
What would the Nanny State be without instructions? Enter Fatherhood.gov. Thats right you now have direct instructions from the Federal Government on how to be a daddy including:
Gather your already read books and donate them to a local library, school, or shelter. The books will be enjoyed again, you will reinforce to your children the value of reading, and they will gain a better understanding of the importance of giving to others.
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime. You can save up to eight gallons of water a day.
Many electronic devices and appliances use power even when they’re switched off or not in use. You can save money and energy by unplugging items when they aren’t being used.
Earth-friendly cleaning products are widely available and are kinder to our air and water. Or you can make your own cleaning supplies with white vinegar, lemons, baking soda, and other basics you probably have in your kitchen already. Check online or at your local library for the step-by-step of cleaning green.
Bike or walk to a park, trail, or other outdoor spot. Leaving the car at home will reduce carbon emissions and you will add exercise to your day without even trying.
For Father’s Day, let your family know you would like to share a family activity rather than receive gifts. Instead of collecting another tie, take photos of yourself and your children enjoying your time together. Eliminating wrapping paper and taking digital photos generate less waste on dad’s special day.
Take a break from the summer heat with a craft project you and your children can work on together indoors or in the shade. Gather magazines, newspapers, fabrics, and other materials that are scheduled to be thrown away and turn them into attractive and useful items such as greeting cards you can send to family and friends.
Visit a farmers market or farm where you can pick your own produce. Locally grown fruits and vegetables do not need to be shipped, which contributes to reducing carbon emissions. Before your trip, go online with your children to find out what is in season in your area and how you can use those items in putting together a fresh, healthy dinner menu.
Bring your own bag to the grocery store. You probably can pack more items per bag and many stores offer a discount for using your own bag. Repurpose old backpacks, handbags, and tote bags you already have at home.
Instead of buying Halloween costumes, help your children create them using items you already have at home. Or ask a group of friends to join you in swapping (recycling!) costumes the kids wore for previous Halloweens.
Buy compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs, which last about 5 years and use less energy. Switching just one standard bulb to a CFL can help you reduce your electricity bill by as much as 75 cents per month.
In 2008, Americans spent nearly $11 billion on more than 8 billion gallons of bottled water, and then tossed more than 22 billion empty plastic bottles in the trash. Instead of buying bottled water, use a water filter on your tap and keep a pitcher of filtered water in your refrigerator to fill a reusable bottle.
Welcome to Obama’s Socialist Nanny State where parents mean nothing and the state rules all. Since you can’t think for yourself the Government will provide instructions. Since you can’t keep your kids skinny we will embarass them with a “Fat Report” as we take away happy meal toys since you parents are just to irresponsible to say “No” to your children. Since you can’t eat responsibly we are just going to take everything away, no salt, no trans fat, no options for you. If you don’t get that BMI in gear “Mom” little Timmy goes to the bottom of the transplant list, but don’t worry, here’s a pain pill.
Since being introduced to the Obama administration, new terms have come into existence and old terms are getting new definitions. Every time a new phrase, altered term or historical revision becomes public, I imagine Orwell’s Winston in his cubical at the Ministry of Truth pulling up old stories and “rectifying” them.
Some memorable acts of rectification are the Department of Homeland Security’s re-terming of acts of terrorism. It’s not terrorism, it’s a man-made disaster. This newspeak is well-demonstrated in speeches and official forms such as the DHS’ “Business Emergency Plan“:
The following natural and man-made disasters could impact our business:○ We have developed these plans in collaboration with neighboring businesses and building owners to avoidconfusion or gridlock○ We have located, copied and posted building and site maps.○ Exits are clearly marked.○ We will practice evacuation procedures ____ times a year.
In early 2009, Obama felt it necessary to revise the term that describes military actions taken since 9-11. The administration ordered an end to the use of the phrase “Global War on Terror” and demanded the substitution of the now infamous “Overseas Contingency Operation”. Supposedly this new terminology clarifies our recent military actions. The administration tried to make it’s case by pointing out that you can’t have a war against terror because terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy. No wonder our foreign and domestic policies are a mess, just the names of these policies and actions makes no sense – the content of them is doomed.
The next cleaning-up of the American vocabulary was about those persons captured on the field of battle: Enemy Combatants. No more are they enemies or combative, they are simply detainees – fairly sterile. But – isn’t that the point?
Most recently we have Obama’s switch to the phrase “freedom of worship” in place of “freedom of religion”. During the President’s 2009 global apology tour he used the correct phrase, but lately worship has been the go to freedom. Is it that important? A post at FirstThings makes the case:
The reason is simple. Any person of faith knows that religious exercise is about a lot more than freedom of worship. It’s about the right to dress according to one’s religious dictates, to preach openly, to evangelize, to engage in the public square. Everyone knows that religious Jews keep kosher, religious Quakers don’t go to war, and religious Muslim women wear headscarves—yet “freedom of worship” would protect none of these acts of faith.
How about the terms that just seemed to have disappeared?
- Islamic extremist
- Islamic radical
- Militant Islam
The cleansing of American verbiage has a single focus – the defense of Islam. Notice that there has been no new term created for oil spills, bailouts, unemployment, Russian spies, or anything else that has no ties to Islamic nations or groups. Every newspeak term or revisionist re-definition is of or relating to Islamofascism. If Americans stay upset over 9-11, Iran’s nukes, and continuing hate speech by Islamic leaders here and abroad, there is no way Obama can make their extremist views palatable to the American public. If nothing else, he’s managed to replace the Jewish voters he’s lost due to his constant insults to Israel with a much more progressive constituency.
The new paradigm in Congress: Pass legislation first, then figure out what’s in it. We have certainly learned much about the worthless health care reform bill and now a real head scratcher. Section 9006 of Obamacare amends section 6041 of the IRS code so that when you buy or sell more than $600 of anything, within a fiscal year, you have an obligation under the new law to issue 1099s.
The purpose of the 1099 form has traditionally been to report income for contract labor. In fact, contract work is often referred to as working under a 1099. Now, the government may have chosen to use it to track something else: precious metals, barter and any other activities the government wants to track.
Combining section 6041 of the IRS code with the amednment (section 9006 of Obamacare) yields the following according to FreeRepublic.com post
All persons engaged in a trade or business and making payment in the course of such trade or business to another person, of rent, salaries, wages, amounts in consideration for property, premiums, annuities, compensations, remunerations, emoluments, or other gross proceeds, fixed or determinable gains, profits, and income (other than payments to which section 6042(a)(1),6044(a)(1), 6047(e), 6049(a), or 6050N(a) applies, and other than payments with respect to which a statement is required under the authority of section 6042(a)(2), 6044(a)(2), or 6045), or $600 or more in any taxable year, or, in the case of such payments made by the United States, the officers or employees of the United States having information as to such payments and required to make returns in regard thereto by the regulations hereinafter provided for,shall render a true and accurate return to the Secretary, under such regulations and in such form and manner and to such extent as may be prescribed by the Secretary, setting forth the amount of such gross proceeds, gains, profits, and income, and the name and address of the recipient of such payment.
Why would the government need to do this? Gold isn’t used in any significant quantities for the performance of business transactions. Do the Bourgeoiscrats in Washington worry that the dollar will decline to a point that more Americans will start using alternative methods of commerce like a barter system or gold? Or is there some other reason for tracking precious metals – specifically gold.
In the South during the civil war and reconstruction, currency became worthless. Southerners didn’t turn to gold as form of currency, they reverted to the barter system. The new law says that a 1099 should be created if it transaction exceed $600.00 in a single year. So although some feel that this is an attempt of the government to track commercial transactions paid by other means than dollars – that, at first, seems unlikely. An article at Rofasix’s blog explains the case that the government is planning to track barter-based transactions
The government wants to make it illegal to have a transaction such as a barter or trade that goes unreported to the state. So now, whatever the exchange, if you don’t file a Form 1099 you just broke the law. The reason for the need the thousands of new IRS agents as well as the massive 12-gauge pump shotgun buy for the IRS starts to become clearer now, doesn’t it?
While a nefarious purpose seemed plausible, preventing untaxed barter commerce did not seem to me to be the target. The amended law clearly defines that the transactions must result in $600.00 of payment for services or goods within a fiscal year, right? The law seems to quantify itself using U.S. dollars and would therefor not apply to in-kind trade. But as a David Ganz post at Numismaster.com pointed out:
It doesn’t matter in what form payment is made, whether cash, check, credit card, or Yap stone money, the $600 threshold applies.
That’s disconcerting at a minimum and Orwellian at it’s worst. David Ganz makes the case that it is the worth of the goods, regardless of form of payment. The law is not clear here, so David may have something. This would force Americans to report all forms of trade and if it were a barter trade, wouldn’t both sides have to report it?
Another possibility is that the $600.00 amount could be used to track the purchase, sale and trade of gold. This has been speculated to be the original intent of the law. For what purpose? In, “Inflation and How it May Affect You”, I used the government’s own historical actions to explain the issue with gold:
While gold is a hard asset, I have one basic concern with owning gold as a hedge to inflation. If gold becomes a better currency than paper money, the government could do what it has done in the past – take it from you. In 1933 President Roosevelt forced citizens to sell all of their gold at a price that had not adjusted for inflation (roughly $21.00/ounce), once the government had all of the gold, they re-adjusted it for inflation and deemed it worth $35.00/ounce. Gold did not function well as a hedge in that case, and I believe a liberal government would do the same thing again to increase the money supply if all else had failed (which it would have if we were relying on gold as currency).
It becomes obvious why the government may want to know who has gold so that they can make sure they get it all at the pre-inflation price and can resell it after re-adjusting it’s value.
This could also be a way that liberals are seeking to control activities that they cannot constitutionally control. How about closing the “gun show loophole” without specifically writing a law? That hunting rifle someone buys at a gun show.. previously, no federal forms were required, but now – if it’s worth $600.00, I have to tell the government that I bought a gun and who I bought it from. If I trade one gun for the other, we both have to tell the feds about it or we are guilty of tax evasion. Imagine all the other freedoms the government could impinge upon using this section of the health care law.
Speaker Pelosi told us we wouldn’t know what was in the health care reform law until it was passed. The hits just keep on coming.
Huffington Post has an article that goes nuts worrying about men carrying guns around… children. I was ten when I handled my first gun, twelve when I was given my first rifle – by my mother. I had to comment. Heck we all should.. they haven’t a clue why the second amendment is important. They are mind-melded to their chosen ones in Congress and can’t think for themselves.
A car driven by a crack-infested druggie is scarier to me than an unloaded gun carried by a responsible citizen. The left have no idea what their rights are for and are therefor willing to give them up at the request of their leaders.
The second amendment is there to insure that the government cannot de-fang the citizenry to which they should be answerable. Libs are trying to make sure that we are all as sheepish and ignorant as they are.
With the current decision of the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice regarding the charges being dropped against the New Black Panther Party because, according to whistleblower J. Christian Adams there was a policy handed down by an Obama admin political appointee that there would be no prosecution of voter intimidation in any cases where black individuals or groups are intimidating white voters. J. Christian Adams quit his job because he could not accept this miscarriage of justice based on any skin color. With such charges against the Obama Administration we must take another look at Obama and his own words in order to determine his stance on racial issues and other policies.
First lets go back to his books and take a look. I include the quotes in entirety to avoid being accused of “Cherry Picking”
Dreams of My Father: Introduction: (p. xv)
When people who don’t know me well, black or white, discover my background (and it is usually a discovery, for I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites), I see the split-second adjustments they have to make, the searching of my eyes for some telltale sign. They no longer know who I am. Privately, they guess at my troubled heart, I suppose – the mixed blood, the divided soul, the ghostly image of the tragic mulatto trapped between two worlds. And if I were to explain that no, the tragedy is not mine, or at least not mine alone, it is yours, sons and daughters of Plymouth Rock and Ellis Island, it is yours, children of Africa, it is the tragedy of both my wife’s six-year-old cousin and his white first grade classmates, so that you need not guess at what troubles me, it’s on the nightly news for all to see, and that if we could acknowledge at least that much then the tragic cycle begins to break down…well, I suspect that I sound incurably naive, wedded to lost hopes, like those Communists who peddle their newspapers on the fringes of various college towns. Or worse, I sound like I’m trying to hide from myself.
This tells me he was ashamed to admit he was both white and black and was at war with himself. He resented the part of him that was white and how white kids and people treated him because it, and chose to hide it.
Dreams of My Father (Pgs 100-101)
She was a good looking woman, Joyce was with her green eyes and honey skin and pouty lips. We lived in the same dorm room my freshman year, and all the brothers were after her. One day I asked her if she was going to the Black Students’ Association meeting. She looked at me funny, then started shaking her head like a baby who doesn’t want what it sees on the spoon.
“I’m not black,” Joyce said. “I’m multiracial.” Then she started telling me about her father, who happened to be Italian and was the sweetest man in the world; and her mother, who happened to be part African and part French and part Native American and part something else. “Why should I have to choose between them?” she asked me. Her voice cracked, and I thought she was going to cry. “It’s not white people who are making me choose. Maybe it used to be that way, but now they’re willing to treat a person. No – it’s black people who always have to make everything racial. They’re the ones making me choose. They’re the ones telling me I can’t be who I am…”
They, they, they. That was the problem with people like Joyce. They talked about the richness of their multicultural heritage and it sounded real good, until you noticed that they avoided black people…
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated. But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerated. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
In the end he proved Joyce right, he made it about race and chose “loyalty to the black masses”. He admits “happily tolerating” whites but only those that fit his Communist goals.
Dreams of My Father (pgs. 141-142)
I had all but given up on organizing when I recieved a call from Marty Kaufman. He explained that he’d started an organizing drive in Chicago and was looking to hire a trainee. He’d be in New York the following week and suggested that we meet at a coffee shop on Lexington.
His appearance didn’t inspire much confidence. He was a white man of medium height wearing a rumple suit over a pudgy frame. His face was heavy with two-day-old whiskers; behind a pair of thick, wire-rimmed glasses, his eyes seemed set in a perpetual squint. As he rose from the booth to shake my hand, he spilled some tea on his shirt …
He ordered more hot water and told me about himself. He was Jewish, in his late thirties, had been reared in New york. He had started organizing in the sixties with the student protests, and ended up staying with it for fifteen years. Farmers in Nebraska. Blacks in Philadelphia. Mexicans in Chicago. Now he was trying to pull urban blacks and suburban whites together around a plan to save manufacturing jobs in metropolitan Chicago. He needed somebody to work with him, he said. Somebody black. …
He offered to start me off at ten thousand dollars the first year, with a two-thousand-dollar travel allowance to buy a car; the salary would go up if things worked out. After he was gone, I took the long way home, along the East River promenade, and tried to figure out what to make of the man. He was smart, I decided. He seemed committed to his work. Still, there was something about him that made me wary. A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white – he’d said himself that that was a problem.
The question becomes was Obama unsure of the man because he was white, or only because the man himself said it was part of the problem. Obviously the man has an impressive resume as far as Community Organizers go, which should outshine how Obama felt about the man’s appareance.
Here is a youtube compilation. Inside it are text from his books, coupled with Obama doing the voice over for his audio book. Most of it is quite shocking.
Describing his grandmother as a, “Typical white person”
In this 1995 audio interview Barack Obama not only exposes a racial bias and discuss Redistribution of Wealth/Economic Justice, but also shows his belief in “Collective Salvation” a tenet of Black Liberation Theology
A different view with add ins
Indepth into the Redistribution of Wealth interview
Here is a look into Black Liberation Theology
and a video compilation exposing that Obama lied to reporters about hearing hateful rhetoric within Rev Wrights church for 20 years
When you add this all up you can see a clear racial bias as well as an anti-wealth bias which explains why when asked, in an interview, if he had spoken directly to BP CEO Tony Hayward he responded with
“I have not spoken to him directly and here’s the reason. Because my experience is when you talk to a a guy like a BP CEO, he’s gonna say all the right things to me. I’m not interested in words, I’m interested in actions”
Is a BP CEO a “typical white person”? Or a “white executive living out in the suburbs that doesn’t want to pay taxes to inner city children”
Having gone through Obama in his own words, lets look at someone he chose to represent him in 2004 The Reverend James Meeks. Yet another radical preacher with hateful rhetoric comparable to Rev Wright.
Barack Obama indeed has a racial bias as well as a plans to implement Socialism in order to assure “Collective Salvation” and the Redistribution of Wealth in accordance with Black Liberation Theology.
Want to express your own opinion on what kind of person Obama is? respond to the CDN Poll: What is Obama
A Democracy Corps (left-leaning group started by James Carville) poll found that 55% of Americans polled believe that “Socialist” accurately describes the President. That seems low and if the question had been changed to, “Does Capitalist describe our President?” I believe the number would have been darned-near zero.
While the Socialist moniker has been tossed about when discussing our anti-free-enterprise leader, I don’t think it’s as accurate as it could be. Looking back through the history of Socialism, there are many things that point to Obama missing the mark. Is it because he doesn’t understand the economic principle or that he understands that it is a great distraction or possibly a transition for the framework he feels should actually be put in place in America?
The Cloward-Piven strategy was intended to create an atmosphere ripe for Socialism, but I believe it’s being used to create what even Lenin lamented on his death-bed. Lenin had witnessed his dream of a true Socialist government turned into nothing more than, “a bourgeois tsarist machine… barely varnished with socialism.” – the same classist elitism Lenin had struggled to end.
If Obama were a true Socialist, he would be looking for the Utopian society of ultimate equals that Lenin sought – he is not. In Verdery’s, What Was Socialism and What Comes Next the author creates a term that describes well one part of what I feel Obama is after: “Bourgeoiscracy” or well-connected party members that use their political office and connections to enrich themselves.
When the press or citizenry hit a nerve, Obama responds (or at least sends Gibby out to respond). When criticism was leveled at health care reform, Jeremiah Wright or Professor Gates there were speeches, interviews and media events. The media, pundits and majority of Americans have been calling Obama a Socialist for quite some time.. no reaction, no defensiveness, nothing – why? It’s the perfect distraction. He’s not trying to put a Socialist economy in place, he’s focused on the destruction of what is here so he can replace it with something much worse than Socialism: Entitlism (yeah, I had to make-up a new word for this idiocy).
At least Socialism either places value on the amount of work that goes into producing a thing or the end-use value of a product. Entitlism figures that a person or entity deserves resources or wealth based solely on the favor of the government. In other words, people should get services, food, housing, cars, money because they do what Obama feels they should be doing or have suffered some ill that the ruling class feels is deserving of reward. It isn’t about what the populace needs (Communism), nor what the country needs (nationalism, fascism or statism), not even what the world needs (One World Government) – it’s about what Obama and his ruling elite feel the commoners deserve.
It seems obvious that the Obama dream is a “Bourgeoiscracy” as a governing framework and Entitlism as the economic framework. This fundamentally redefines the common good. While fascist regimes determine what is good for commoners, entitlism allows the elitist Bourgeoicrats to decide who is common. Perhaps the rest of us will be fortunate enough to work for the good of the selected, chosen or preferred citizens – the deserving.
What’s worse is that even supposed conservatives are falling into Obama’s trap. House Minority Leader, John Boehner, was paraphrased in a Washington Times article as suggesting that Social Security could be fixed by , “..curbing benefit growth by tying cost-of-living increases to the consumer price index rather than growth in wages, and providing benefits only to those who need them”. Providing goods or services to a citizen based on need, oddly familiar – but still just a stepping stone to where Obama would take us – or a sleight of hand so that we focus on the specter of European socialism while he works to put something else in place.
If Obama was following the communist play book, the first step would be a Socialistic transition: Socialism concentrates on ownership of the means of production and creating a meritocracy. The phrase, “from each according to his ability, to each according to his contribution” illustrates that contributing to national production merits reward. And step two would be the Communistic end-game, destruction of property rights, removal of value from goods and services, and modifying the phrase to, “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need”. Need has nothing to do with his plan.
Obama’s goal define the entitled – the deserving – and make a gradual transition to “from each according to his ability, to each according to his favor with the ruling elite” – enslavement. Any system of government that decides who gets what based on any criteria will by it’s nature create inequality. As Orwell portrayed in Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, some are more equal than others”.
Consider just a few of the Obama administration’s policy stances of late:
- Illegal Immigration: Electing not to enforce laws against a set of people regardless of merit (productivity).
- He has decided that illegal immigrants deserve the benefits of American citizenry because they act in a way desired by the rulers: they vote Democrat
- Health Care Reform: Brass-ring style health care insurance at roughly similar costs regardless if someone has taken care of themselves or not.
- This will make more Americans dependent upon the government for yet another service.
- Those who depend on government services overwhelmingly vote Democrat: deserving
- The ruling elite are planning to push the Union’s corrupt enlistment plan, card-check, during the upcoming lame-duck Congress
- Unions are an anti-capitalistic force that will help bring about the transition Obama needs on the way to his entitlist dream: deserving
- Unions vote heavily Democrat: deserving
- When Obama took over GM, he abandoned contractual agreements and put Unions above primary bond holders during the bankruptcy
- The bond holders actually had taken a risk and invested in the company and were not treated fairly in the settlement. Investors at this level tend to not vote Democrat: not deserving
- Unions vote heavily Democrat: deserving
- Unionized labor is an excellent tool for the creation of crisis (strikes, destruction of industry, condemning capitalism): the deserving
- Department of Justice dropping the New Black Panther suit against all but one of the poll place intimidation convicts and lowering the remaining convicts punishment substantially
- The DOJ is alleged to have a new policy that prevents the prosecution of cases where the defendant is black (deserving) and the victim is white (undeserving)
- The NBPP believes that it stands to seek reparations for it’s members simply because other groups got them: the deserving
- Repeal of the “Bush Tax Cuts” that relieve some of the extremely-progressive tax structure on the most-productive in our society
- Those that will be hit with the Obama tax increase are largely Conservative voters: undeserving
- The wealthy in our society have already been rewarded for their work: undeserving
Obama’s true goal is not to push us into Socialism. It isn’t Communism, fascism, or any other currently-defined -ism – it’s somewhere near the authoritarian mess that was Communism during it’s downfall in Russia. Not Marxism, but something similar to what Stalin put in place when Marx’s ideas failed to create the Utopia it promised.
This is simply my belief of where Obama would like to take the country and the world. I also believe that real Americans will see this for what it is and turn things around. 2010 is more important than just preventing Cap-and-Trade or card check – it’s about protecting that which made this country great: individual liberty, free-market capitalism, and equality of opportunity. Capitalism is not a dirty word. Capitalism is simply being rewarded by a free-market for the product or services offered. Those that color it negatively desire wealth for which they have no desire to work or take the necessary risks. They feel that they are entitled to it.
Redistribution of wealth according to favor of the ruling elites is precisely the type of Tyranny the founding Fathers worked so hard to prevent. Obama’s disregard for the Constitution appears to be a purposeful plan. Depending upon our status with the leadership we will either be relieved of our property or given someone else’s. Deserving or undeserving, how will you rate?
While the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has declared that “The border is as secure now as it has ever been” which is a complete joke, there are several reports of Illegal Aliens committing murder, home invasions, and rapes, more and more reports of gunfights on and over the border, heavily armed drug smugglers, and human trafficking.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama took a different view.In a speech about Immigration Reform (not border security) he echoes Napalitano that the borders are as secure as ever by stating that, “We have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history “, “Crime along the border is down” and “The Southern Border is more secure today then at any time in the past 20 years.” he later backpedaled with this statement,
“But our borders are just to vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols, it won’t work.Our borders will not be secure as long as our limited resources are devoted to not only stopping gangs and potential terrorists but also the hundreds of thousands who attempt to cross each year simply to find work.”
Well Mr. Obama, you can and need to secure the border because your policy, on We can’t do it, is endangering American Lives. Now here’s my plan:
1. The Mexican Drug Gangs, have turned the American border into a warzone, then we must mobilize our military to respond to this naked aggression. These gangs even have terroristic plans to blow up a dam in Texas , maintain lookout towers in the Arizona desert, have made assassination threats on Arizona police, and have even conducted a coordinated attack on the Mexican Army.
If that doesn’t constitute a war zone then tell me where to buy fairie dust to feed my unicorn because I’m freshout.
US Army and National Guard Border Defence Initiative
Deploy the Army and National Guard to secure the Border
1. FOB Forward Operating Base, Main base for localized US forces and Command Hub for all operations within that FOB’s determined jurisdiction.
2. Static Guard/Overwatch posts Strategically spaced to control all traffic attempting to enter the US through illegal avenues of approach.
3. LP/OP Listening Posts/Observation Posts to maintiain lookouts on possible avenues of approach in either a static or random patrol fashion.
4. Vehicle/Foot Patrols of known high traffic areas, and random sweeps of other areas on a random basis.
5. Aerial patrols with coordinated QRF Quick Reaction Force response to control the situation on the ground.
6. I/R Internment & Resettlement camps. Hasty ones setup at the static overwatch posts and large rear facilities at the FOB will be maintained to turn over Illegal aliens to ICE. Subjects will be transfered from hasty to rear as soon as possible and in turn to the INS as soon as possible.
Its a simple plan, highly possible, and no doubt costly, but the problem cannot be ignored.
While the military is holding down the border the Federal Govt needs to begin building a wall that would make the Great Wall of China blush. Said wall must be reminiscent of a Castle/Fortress wall. Border patrol will maintain lookout towers and response teams on and within the wall.
This secures the border and will attempt to hold back traffic the rest is up to the Federal Govt. With the Military holding down the border, ICE agents & Border Patrol are freed up to pursue those that overstay tier Visa’s and hold them accountable, as well as conduct true illegal immigration raids on businesses as opposed to “Silent Raids” which leave the illegal without a job, but not a deportation, which gives them a choice between becoming a criminal or living off of Welfare Programs. Businesses need to be held accountable for the employment of illegals and steep penalties and aggressive enforcement must be conducted. Also necessary is to simply turn off each and every entitlement that Illegal Aliens are able to draw from. If there are no benefits to coming illegally, they will simply stop coming that way.
All this depends on the Federal Govt, which has made its case that everythings fine on the border, its America’s laws that are bad. Therefor the burden has fallen to the states to defend themselves. My recommendation for that is
State Border Defense Program
The state must attempt to secure its International Border because the Federal Government refuses to do enough to handle it properly.
1. Deploy the National Guard. I know this is a difficult one because the states are all near the fiscal edge.
2. Border Patrol Cooperation. Provide Law Enforcement officials and experienced volunteers, once cleared by a background check, to augment and assist The Border Patrol in day to day operations.
3. Independent Law Enforcement Sweeps. In the absense of Federal Cooperation the State must still attempt to have a back-up security ring behind the failing Border Patrol. The State can then accept and clear experienced volunteers, form them into teams led by Law Enforcement Officials and patrol known locations of High Activity for Drug Gangs and human trafficking. Patrols can be on foot, vehicle, or horseback. Detainees would be handled by Sworn Law Enforcement Officials only and overturned to ICE as soon as possible.
The key to security is high visibility, if they know you are active and there, they may stop coming, especially if all the benifits of crossing illegally have been removed. If you accept the Obama’s Imigration speech at face value, then we are all xenophobic hate-mongers trying to hold down people from another country simply looking for a better life, and that is far from the truth. The concern here is National Security, rampant crime, and loss of life, and we must put a stop to it and encourage people to come in the front door, not the back.
Progressives (aka Socialists) spent eight years finding small flubs in Bush’s speaking to illustrate how stupid Conservatives are. Bush wasn’t as much a Conservative as many of us would have hoped, but he certainly wasn’t as dense as these lefty losers .. and these morons are in Congress
Here, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) explains the dangers of adding any more troops to the island of Guam. He may very well be preventing the greatest island tragedy ever:
Now, one example a statistic does not make. So let’s listen to the astute Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) as she discusses the merits of North Vietnam or Korea or something.. hell I don’t know.. then again – she thought Neil Armstrong put a flag on Mars.
Now how would someone like Sheila Jackson Lee get elected? Check out the Texas congressional district 18 map. Think those lines were drawn to insure the election of an idiot? Yup!
William (Bill) Ayers is more than a controversial figure – he is an unrepentant violent radical terrorist and probably a rapist as well. During the 1960’s he co-founded a violent left wing organization called the “Weather Underground” Which conducted riots and bombing campaigns including the 1969 “Days of Rage” where 300 activists attacked police and civilians in a campaign of violence, property damage, and destruction. More information on Bill Ayers and his activities can be found here.
A documentary on the Weather Underground can be found here.
So we know this man, who is now a college professor, and author of several books, was a very active terrorist in the 1960’s There is also an accusation of “Date Rape” made later in 2006. Donna Ron explains in sordid details her experience with Bill Ayers, his brother Rick Ayers, and Bill Ayer’s roomate at the time in the article “Remembering a Sixties Terrorist”
Ancient History right? For Ayers maybe, but is it for us? We know who Bill Ayers was and what he and his group did. Now let’s explore what they had planned for the future.
Larry Grathwol was an undercover operative for the FBI and infiltrated the Weather Underground to bring down the terrorist organization. His duty within the Weather Organization was to take orders from the Heads to the Different Groups. In this video interview, Grathwol asks the group, “what’s going to happen if we take over?” The answers he got are chilling and horrifying. Re-education Camps and mass murder were proposed to deal with hardcore capitalists. Also proposed was ceding territory to foreign Communist nations.
In a different interview Doug McAdam of the University of Arizona recounts the last “Above ground” meeting of the Weather Underground and the disturbing subject matter, “Was it or was it not the duty of every good Revolutionary to kill all newborn white babies?”
We know now who they were, and these shocking objectives. After one of the groups own bombs exploded during assembly wounding innocent people the group went into hiding.
In 1980 Bill Ayers and others surrendered to the authorities. All charges were dropped based on a legal technicality because the FBI had failed to get warrants for all the surveillance used for the case.On the ruling Ayers himself stated, “Guilty as sin, free as a bird, America is a great country.”
In 2001 in the New York Times on September 11th the New York Times ran the story
“No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen”
Within which is Bill Ayers explains, ”I don’t regret setting bombs … I feel we didn’t do enough.”
(From his book ‘‘Fugitive Days”)
”Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,” he writes. But then comes a disclaimer: ”Even though I didn’t actually bomb the Pentagon — we bombed it, in the sense that Weathermen organized it and claimed it.”
And his summary of the Weather UnderGround
“Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ”Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at,” is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And he says he doesn’t actually remember suggesting that rich people be killed or that people kill their parents, but ”it’s been quoted so many times I’m beginning to think I did,” he said. ”It was a joke about the distribution of wealth.”
The key to this is that Bill Ayers takes nothing back, not the bombs, not the plan, regrets nothing and wishes they had done more in pursuit of their Communist Goals. He has repeatedly since that article stood by his remarks.
Speaking of Ayers Goals, in 2006 FBI agents and Bill Ayers sat down in front of C-Span Cameras and discuessed the cases and actions of The Weather Underground. In response to a question, Bill Ayers responds that the Government needed to be “overturned and has to be Radically Transformed” and “Fundamental Change is necessary”
Ayers returned to the spotlight when ties to Barack Obama were exposed by the McCain campaign and journalists during the Presidential Election. According to Investors Business Daily the Just One Minute Blog
and the US News & World Report their are extensive ties to Obama that need to be explained.
John Murtagh, who was 9 years old at the time, was wounded by a Weather Underground bombing attack states on Fox News that their are ties between Obama & Ayers dating back to the 1980’s
Now we have personal connections through fund raising organizations, possible lengthy social ties, and the fact that Obama launched his candidacy for the President of the United States from the living room of this confessed “Guilty as sin” unrepentant terrorist. The Obama Campaign was quick to dismiss ties to Ayers on their Organizing for America website.
But the news article statements they post to their defense are almost laughable if this wasn’t so serious.
Chicago Sun Times: Obama’s Connection To Ayers Is A “Phony Flap”.
“Is Barack Obama consorting with a radical? Hardly. Ayers is nothing more than an aging lefty with a foolish past who is doing good. And while, yes, Obama is friendly with Ayers, it appears to be only in the way of two community activists whose circles overlap.”
Hilarious defence, Ayers was a terrorist, but he’s ok now and yes Obama’s friendly with the terrorist, but they’re not close close. Sure.
Other defences included that the charges were dropped and that Ayers served no time, which really isnt a defence because Ayers denies nothing and wishes he had done more, and several statements that Ayers is a good and sensitive guy now. How sensitive can he be if he’s not in any way sorry for his actions and goals?
Ayers himself went on the defensive to protect the Obama campaign, On the Hardball program with Chris Matthews and Good Morning America, Ayers attempted to downplay his ties to Obama but still stood behind his belief that he “hadn’t done enough” during his campaign of terror.
Good Morning America interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkRBTH-eFoM
Among the names listed we find :
Ayers William and Ayers William A.
The White House was quick to downplay this as well calling it a “False Positive”
“A lot of people visit the White House, up to 100,000 each month, with many of those folks coming to tour the buildings. Given this large amount of data, the records we are publishing today include a few “false positives” – names that make you think of a well-known person, but are actually someone else. In September, requests were submitted for the names of some famous or controversial figures (for example Michael Jordan, William Ayers, Michael Moore, Jeremiah Wright, Robert Kelly (“R. Kelly”), and Malik Shabazz). The well-known individuals with those names never actually came to the White House. Nevertheless, we were asked for those names and so we have included records for those individuals who were here and share the same names.”
I leave it for you to decide for yourself, for me it’s a cut and dry case. Bill Ayers is just the kind of guy Obama would look for, based on his own words in his books. A Communist radical leftist that engaged in bombing campaigns while Obama was 8 years old would seem like an idol to him. There are enough ties between Obama & Ayers to cause suspicion, the most profound would be announcing his candidacy from Ayers living room. That is definately more than a passing social contact, I don’t care who you are, you can see through that one.
The Fact that the Ayers statements on Change and Fundamental Transformation became the rallying cry of the Obama Campaign cannot be overlooked either.
The question now is, how much of Ayers “Weather Underground” plans and ideas were transferred to Obama? Are Re-Education camp plans stirring up their in his brain next to Rev. Wrights Sermons against Whites and Jews?
I recently made the case that Obama is destroying the economy intentionally in accordance with the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and implementing the goals of Communists. The only question left to be answered is, “How far will Obama go?” And with associates like Bill Ayers, the answer is – as far as he can.
World Net Daily’s Aaron Klein reported that Linda Sue Evans, a former Bill Ayers associate, and very dangerous terrorist was pardoned by Bill Clinton in January 2001. What’s shocking is who helped her get pardoned, and what she has been up to since.
A federal bill that seeks to restore voting rights in national elections to felons released from prison has been a pet project of one of the most dangerous members of Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground domestic-terrorist group, WND has learned.
Linda Evans, who herself served 15 years of a 40-year federal sentence, pushed the plan of registering convicted felons along with the radical Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. She is a recipient of the Soros Justice Fellowship, bestowed by philanthropist George Soros.
Evans was arrested in 1985 transporting 740 pounds of explosives, which she acknowledged was slated for use by the Weather Underground in bombings of U.S. government buildings. Targets of her terrorist group’s activities included the U.S. Capitol building, the National War College, the Navy Yard Computer Center and Navy Yard Officers Club and the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, reportedly was instrumental in securing Evans’ pardon. As deputy attorney general under Clinton, The Washington Post credited him with being “the gatekeeper for presidential pardons.” Holder reportedly was a key figure entrusted with the task of vetting Clinton’s 176 last-minute pardons that included Evans.
After leaving prison, Evans became co-director of the San-Francisco-based nonprofit All of Us or None, a Saul-Alinsky-style national organizing initiative of prisoners, former prisoners and felons. The organization claims it is seeking to combat “the many forms of discrimination” faced by the prison community.
Evans since has been at the center of voter-registration drives for former prisoners, including drives organized alongside ACORN.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, for example, Evans’ group sponsored chapters throughout California that held drives in Alameda, Sacramento, Orange, San Mateo, Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
“Laws that directly affect inmates will be decided this November, so please share this information and encourage them to vote,” Evans was quoted as telling the San Francisco Bay View at the time.
In one August 2008 drive, Evans’ group provided voter information in visitor lines at San Diego Central Jail as a joint effort with ACORN. The two organizations worked together on a slew of other voter-registration drives.
Evans’ group led the charge in 2006 that took the debate about felons’ voting rights in California to court. In December 2006, the California Court of Appeal ordered the secretary of state to inform election officials that “the only persons disqualified from voting are those who have been imprisoned in state prison, or who are on parole as a result of the conviction of a felony.”
You have a convicted terrorist who worked for Ayers, who was aided in her pardon by Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, whom has recieved honors from George Soros, that went to work after her release campaigning with ACORN for convicted felons to have their voting rights restored. That’s quite a connection indeed.
And now thanks to Glenn Beck we now have the Weathermen’s manifesto,
It is very intense, and very disturbing. The plan for a Communist Revolution within the United States of America. The plan Bill Ayers, his wife, and others attempted to carry out.
Obama and his liberal cronies in Congress are bringing back the Estate tax. This tax does most of it’s damage to family farms and businesses – it may very much threaten a key to Americas economic strength and what is certainly the last natural right that progressives have been unable to deface – the individual right to property.
As this post at Heritage.org states:
Estates that consist largely of family-owned businesses are the most vulnerable to the death tax. Family-owned businesses and the families that own and operate them are synonymous for purposes of the death tax. The value of the portion of a business owned by a deceased person, including the business’s assets, such as equipment and property, is included in their estate. The high value of these assets is the cause of the problem for family-owned businesses.
The business’s assets make the estate appear valuable on paper and can raise the value of the estate above the threshold over which the estate is subject to the death tax. Just because the business’s assets are worth enough to push the value of the estate above the threshold does not mean the family has enough cash available to pay the death tax.
First I ask, why tax this at all? Wouldn’t the IRS reap more benefits from the growth of the business as the heirs take over? If the dying owner is forced to hide assets (which he will) and preserve cash to prevent his children from taking the hit (which he will), the business will have far fewer resources before and after the hand-over with which to grow. How does this make sense?
As much as a 55% penalty will be assessed on private property, worth more than $1 Million that is passed down to heirs. At first glance, this looks like the usual progressive/socialist play to take from the wealthy and give to those they feel deserving. In reality, it destroys private companies and kills job creation.
The Heritage.org article continues:
The death tax slows economic growth, destroys jobs, and suppresses wages because it is a tax on capital and on entrepreneurship. Capital is any resource that individuals or businesses use to generate income. Like anything else, when the income accruing to capital is taxed, its price rises and less of it is purchased. Less capital means slower productivity growth, lower wages, and fewer jobs. As such, taxes on capital should be minimal or nonexistent. In fact, there is a general consensus among economists that there should be no taxes on capital. The death tax:
- (1) Discourages savings and investment. For those Americans who think that their estates may one day be subjected to the federal death tax, the tax sends a signal that it is better to consume today than invest and make more money in the future. Instead of putting their money in the hands of entrepreneurs or investing more in their own economic endeavors, Americans are encouraged to consume it now rather than pay taxes on it later.
- (2) Undermines job creation. Because the death tax discourages saving and investing, it also undermines job creation. Resources that otherwise would have been available for businesses to use to expand their operations and add new workers are consumed by people who deem it wiser to spend the money now than invest it knowing their inheritors will have to pay the death tax later. Furthermore, resources that businesses otherwise would have used to add jobs are diverted to protect families from the death tax.
- (3) Suppresses wages and productivity. Since the death tax lowers saving and investing, there are fewer resources available for businesses to purchase additional tools and equipment or replace old and worn-out pieces with new ones. That means less capital their workers can use, and therefore the workers’ productivity does not increase as much as it would have in the absence of the death tax. If the business cannot replace worn-out capital, the productivity of its workers declines. Wages are a function of a worker’s productivity, growing more slowly when productivity slows, and declining when productivity decreases.
And to see how this applies in the real world, a fox news blog post demonstrates the absolute destruction of capitalism that this new tax represents:
For generations, Anthony Timberlands, Inc., has been family-owned, but John Ed Anthony says if the estate tax rate is still 55 percent when he dies, his heirs will have to sell off the business. “What the estate tax will do to us at the time of my death is my son will have a visit from an IRS agent who will simply tell him, ‘Your $50 million dollar mill requires $20 million dollars,’” Anthony worries. He says the land where the company’s timber grows and its mills would have to be sold off in order to pay the tax. “When the estate tax strikes the industry in a small town,” Anthony warns, “[that impacts] everyone that’s in the community, everyone that is employed, all the peripheral businesses that make their money off the company.”
While a bi-partisan measure has been put forth, Harry Reid could kill the effort by simply not allowing it to see the Senate floor. Considering the current socialist-tint to all of dirty Harry’s moves, he may seek to solidify his base by sticking it to those wealthy business owners. Others in Congress are playing that card already as the blog post reports:
Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is floating an estate tax proposal that will bring in more revenue to government coffers than the Lincoln-Kyl measure. Sanders says, given the country’s current financial situation, this is no time to give “the rich” a break.
If privately-owned business are forced to pay these oppressive taxes, they will be forced to close down or sell-out. Imagine owning a family business worth $5.6 Million at the time of your death. If you hand it to your heirs, they get a $3.1 Million bill from the IRS. Do we want profitable enterprises to have to keep 50% of their assets in cash to handle this eventuality? No.
This level of taxation will force private companies to conserve cash they would have invested in expansion, purchases, job creation, growth. This is one more free-market killing idea from an administration and Congress bent on the death of capitalism. The only one this benefits is the government.
Socialism is the state ownership of means of production. Tax these entrepreneurs into a position where the IRS is owed their assets and well, you know.
Estate taxes are nothing more than a tax on assets simply because the owner is changing. It is a jobs killer, an economy killer, and it threatens the property rights of successful Americans. It’s time to repeal the death tax permanently.
Remember in November.
In his Book “The Naked Communist” written in 1958 author W. Cleon Skousen lays out the Geopolitical Strategy of how the Soviet Union was attempting to control all World Governments. Within the pages he included a list of “Current Communist Goals.”
In 1963 the list was published into the De Land Courier by Mrs Patricia Nordman of De Land, Florida. She made a request to her Congressman Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr to read the list to Congress so that it could be made Public Record.
Now lets analyze these and see which ones are happening and which have already happened.
- U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
- U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
- Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
Obama has pushed his apology tour and appeasement campaign beyond reason. His administration has denied the existence of Radical Islam & Declared that Jihad is acceptable because it is a tenet of Islam
Appeased Hugo Chavez backed Argentina over the UK in a dispute on the soverignty of the FalkLand Islands
Has not aided South Korea in getting Justice from North Korea before the UN after N. Korea’s Navy torpedoed a S. Korean Naval Vessel.
and been reluctant to sanction Iran harshly and attempting to keep China and Russia on board by weakening the sanctions more and more. Finally we have some sanctions in placeto slow Iran down, but is it too late?
On Domestic Nuclear Weapons and Policy he goes straight for these goals.
In 2007 Obama called for a Worldwide end to Nuclear Weapons
and stated the following:
“Here’s what I’ll say as president: ‘America seeks a world in which there are no nuclear weapons,”‘ Obama said.
“The best way to keep America safe is not to threaten terrorists with nuclear weapons — it’s to keep nuclear weapons and nuclear materials away from terrorists,”
The article goes on:
“Aides said the process Obama envisions would take many years, not just a single presidency.”
In April Obama changed our rules on Nuclear retaliation and Proliferation and told the entire world under what circumstances we would and would not use nuclear weapons in our own defense.
In May he revealed the size of our Nuclear Arsenal to the world,
And now in July he plans to cut the Nuclear arsenal down by 40%
Well on the road to disarming the United States in accordance with the Communist Party Goals.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
This one is incomplete at this time, and one to keep an eye on.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
I give you the New World Order of Global Governance.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
As we all know by now, “Progressives” have infiltrated both Parties and are indeed working against traditional American values.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
Indoctrination into Social Justice
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
Is there any doubt Obama control the Main Stream Media? The MSM’s obvious liberal bias got him elected in the first place and continued to pine for him till the BP oil spill.
Oil Spill reporting wasn’t letting him look good anymore so reporters were hassled, cold shouldered, blacked out and now face possible felony charges for doing their job.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
Obama is well on his way in this one. He appointed Kevin Jennings as the “Safe School Czar” and he is pushing this agenda, criticizing heterosexuality, through schools as part of Sex Ed curriculum (i.e. FistGate)
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
The traditional religious doctring is indeed being replaced with Social Justice Doctrine.
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
This has already been done, and even religious items such as the crucifix, the bible, and rosary beads have become targets.
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
Our History has been distorted and hidden only now is much of it being restored to the light of day. Instead of praising Communist Russia however, our schools programs focused on Global history, and Global citizenship.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
Is their any doubt that SEIU & The AFL-CIO amongst others are promoting Communism and are deep in bed with Obama?
BP was in bed with Obama before the spill. Goldman Sachs gave huge campaign donations to Obama. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac played a huge part in the Financial Crisis and are exempt from the Financial Regulatory Reform, which does little to Wall Street but makes it harder to open up a private small business.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
Not quite on this one, but look at whats happening with the “Nanny State” mentality. The Happy meal toy made my kid fat. No salt for you in your food. No soda’s can be sold because they make people fat. Programs at schools that take kid to get an abortion and dont even tell the parents. Parents are being removed from parenting through Social Agenda’s and school programming.They are taking away your choices and forcing you into raising a perfect little global citizen.
The Communists Goals may be from the 1950’s and 1960’s but many of them are happening right before our eyes, under Obama and his administration.
The Main Stream Media and Liberal defense of Obama’s Economic Policy has been that he is using “Keynesian Economics” to stabilize our economy and to give him time. Well it’s time to look at Keynesian Economics and see if it matches.
According to BusinessDictionary.com Keynesian Economics is:
..the assertion that the aggregate demand created by households, businesses and the government and not the dynamics of free markets is the most important driving force in an economy. This theory further asserts that free markets (despite the assertion of 18th century Scottish economist Adam Smith and other classical economists) has no self-balancing mechanisms that lead to full employment. Keynesian economists urge and justify a government’s intervention in the economy through public policies that aim to achieve full employment and price stability. Their ideas have greatly influenced governments the world-over in accepting their responsibility to provide full or near-full employment through measures (such as deficit spending) that stimulate aggregate demand.
According to Investopedia
What Does Keynesian Economics Mean?
An economic theory stating that active government intervention in the marketplace and monetary policy is the best method of ensuring economic growth and stability.
Investopedia explains Keynesian Economics
A supporter of Keynesian economics believes it is the government’s job to smooth out the bumps in business cycles. Intervention would come in the form of government spending and tax breaks in order to stimulate the economy, and government spending cuts and tax hikes in good times, in order to curb inflation.
- If Obama were actually using Keynesian principles he would, in these troubled times, be giving tax breaks to the rich in order to stimulate and aid the economy, instead we are expecting massive tax increases on the rich which will kill the economy. Not renewing the Bush tax cuts equals a tax hike, exact opposite of the Keynesian explanation.
- The Health Care Law amounts to a tax increase on business forcing them to make cuts and layoffs as well as drop coverage to employees.
- The pending Cap & Trade Bill is a massive tax increase on every business and every individual. The Coal industry will be unable to continue and electricity/gas prices will skyrocket. The increased price of energy will trickle down to kill manufacturing in the USA and if anything is made here, it will be too expensive to purchase on top of raised domestic energy costs. The lack of suitable energy to replace coal will cause mass rolling blackouts. Not very economically stimulating, therefor anti-Keynesian.
- The Financial Reform Bill does little to Wall St. but affects banks that would loan to small businesses, in short, don’t expect any loan. No loan no business, no business no contribution to the economy, hence, anti-Keynesian.
- The Many Stimulus Bills, on the surface appear keynesian, borrowing money, even deficit spending, in order to stimulate the economy and create or save jobs. However once you look into to the actual projects and the prices for them, you realize the majority of these projects are complete wastes of money and are therefor frauds which have no positive affect on the US economy, lasting or temporary.
I have made the case he is not using Keynesian Economics, now I’ll explain what I believe he is doing.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy from DiscoverTheNetworks.org
“First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.”
“In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when “the rest of society is afraid of them,” Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would “the rest of society” accept their demands.”
“The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven’s early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. “Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.”
Another title to this strategy has been “The Strategy of Manufactured Crisis” to go with what we have heard from this administration we could call it “The Strategy of Never Waste a Crisis” but I digress…
The objective is quite simple, overwhelm the system with impossible demands and it will collapse, in the chaos that follows you implement a Socialist system to “Save” everyone because “Capitalism falied” them and they will simply accept it.
Are we seeing this in play? I believe we are – this has been Obama’s plan from the beginning.
- The National Debt is near the breaking point and we have been warned by Moody’s that if we don’t stop spending we will lose our AAA credit rating, yet Obama continues to spend frivilously.
- Even the EU, which is in dire straits with riots in Greece and Spain has decided to stop the spending, yet Obama chastises them for it and demands they continue spending like he is.
- Obama’s non-Keynesian economics do not bolster the economy, but create uncertainty. Uncertainty in business does not encourage hirings, which would stimulate the economy, but layoffs and cutbacks just in case.
- The way he has demonized the rich, in his own words, and other comments made by Obama demonstrate that he is no friend of business or free market but instead has Socialistic goals.
- The Health Care Bill did nothing to lower the costs of Healthcare itself and forces insurance companies to raise premiums in order to cover all the new people added to the rolls that have existing treatment needs but never payed into the pool. By denying them the power to raise their prices, Obama is forcing them into Bankruptcy. He will then Implement the Socialistic “Public Option” to replace the Insurance Companies. Nancy pelosi did promise us that we, “will be begging for the Public Option.”
- The rampant unemployment due to Obama’s economic policies is bankrupting the entire State/Federal unemployment benefit system and overwhelming it. Directly inline with Cloward-Piven goals. The majority of the 50 States are at or near bankruptcy and cannot afford to pay for their own infrastructure let alone all the unemployed in this “Recession”
- Those lovely stimulus bills did not spend responsibly in any way, shape, or form. You can do a simple google search and find idiotic projects next to mindboggling prices. The worst part to this waste is that quite a bit even went overseas to be wasted there. Telling Hookers to drink responsibly in China, Fossil research in Argentina, and more, which could have absolutely 0 positive affect on the US economy.
- The rapid expansion of Government agencies and infrastructure only hastens economic collapse, not slows it. Government by nature is a leech feeding off of private business. The Government does not generate any income only takes it from productive citizens in the form of taxes and therefor cannot pay for itself.
- And finally, the last straw on the US economy’s back will be the Cap & Trade bill if implemented. Any business not over-outfitted with alternative energy will cease to exist on its own. Big Business will cut production, institute mass layoff’s, and dramatically draw down operations. Small business will die. This is economic armageddon and the deathblow to free enterprise and Capitalism.
Once fully implemented the Cloward-Piven Strategy will collapse all free enterprise. Obama will then move to Nationalize everything in order to “Save the economy” This I believe is where Obama is bringing us. However, The strategy will not end peacefully regardless of what its inventors predicted. The American People will resist the implementation of Socialism and will always rally behind freedom, not control.
If interested in reading the original article written by Francis Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward, “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty” http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/03/24-4
You can find it here at “CommonDreams.org” a website that describes itself as follows:
“CommonDreams.org is a national nonprofit, progressive, nonpartisan citizens’ organization founded in 1997 by political activists Craig Brown and his late wife, Lina Newhouser.
We are a powerful online voice for change in America.
With millions of monthly readers, we have become one of the top progressive websites.”
Yet another link between crushing capitalism and implementing Socialism as a goal of any progressive policy.
UPDATE August 1, 2010
Heres an amazing video on Cloward-Piven Strategy
Hattip to @AlinskyDefeater