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300 Muslims

Can someone tell me what the hell is going on in this country? Why does the world seem upside down? What has happened to America? It seems that people are so afraid of offending, that they just let common sense and the truth take a back seat in this country.

It seems that the University of Michigan Canceled the screening of American Sniper’ because it made members of Muslim Brotherhood front group feel unsafe. More than 300 Muslim students protested the decision to screen the film because it advanced “negative and misleading stereotypes” against Muslims.

Are these people idiots or what? Don’t they watch the news; don’t they see what is going on in the world? Muslims are terrorizing the world; you don’t need a film to see that. They say it shows Muslims in a bad light, are they kidding, the film shows the truth about Muslims, are they afraid of the truth?

I want to know how 300 Muslims can tell an American University what kind of movie they should show, maybe in their country there is no freedom of speech, but in this country that is what we have, or do we?

The letter in part said, “Middle Eastern characters in the film are not lent an ounce of humanity and watching this movie is provocative and unsafe to MENA and Muslim students who are too often reminded of how little the media and world values their lives. … The University of Michigan should not participate in further perpetuating these negative and misleading stereotypes.”

Let me tell these Muslim students something, you can thank those Muslim terrorists who find it necessary to slaughter hundreds of thousands of people around the world for the reputation Muslims have today. Why don’t they start protesting against those terrorists instead of protesting against a hero like Chris Kyle, people like Chris Kyle fight and die so idiots like them can make stupid remarks like they do.

But my real beef is with the University of Michigan, what kind of backbone do these people have, true they did reverse their decision, but it never should have happen in the first place. The university should have never issued this statement, “We have elected to pull the film from this week’s program and screen another movie in its place that we believe better creates the fun, engaging atmosphere we seek, without excluding valued members of our community.” My grandfather had a name for the people in Washington, he called them “educated jerks” it seems that it also applies to the people who run universities as well.

Muslims protesting a hero like Chris Kyle, Mexicans flying the American flag upside down, you come to America to become an American, people must assimilate to the American way of life when they come here, if they don’t want too, they should stay where they were. I bet if those Muslim students protested in their home country’s they would be in prison right now, or maybe worse.

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How A Republican Handles Discrimination

Well, here we go again, there are two words that I have heard more times in the past five years, than I have heard my entire life, racist and discrimination. It seems like our buddies on the left love calling everyone who do not think like them or do not believe what they believe a racist and are discriminating against them.

After this past week’s hoopla in Indiana, it seems to me that those Lefties who were crying are the ones who are the “intolerant bigots,” and we should have laws to protect us from idiots like them. As all this was going on I started thinking, was I ever discriminated against, so I thought back to twice in my life that I could recall, once because I wasn’t a woman, the other because I wasn’t Greek.

The first time that I can remember was when I was moving out on my own, the year was 1971 and I was 19 years old. I am from Manhattan in New York City, but the rents were too high so I went out to Astoria in the burrow of Queens. It was unfamiliar territory so I walked into the first real estate office near the subway. I walked in and said to the man behind the desk that I was looking for an apartment, right away I see him looking me over, giving me the once over. First words out of his mouth were “are you Greek?”

Now I knew exactly what he was doing, he was Greek and he wanted to keep his neighborhood Greek, but I said no anyway. He just looked at me and said four-hundred dollars a month. Now I know that sounds like a cheap rent, but in 1971 it was high, especially for a kid just out of high school, so I said thanks and left. I walked down a few blocks to the Italian neighborhood and got one for one-thirty a month.

The second time was in the early 1980’s, I was in sales at the time and was on a job interview. After about 20 minutes the interviewer says, “Chris you have a great resume and you have the qualifications, but I really wanted a woman for this job.” I said that’s fine, we talked a few more minutes and I left, after all a man can hire who ever he wants, after all it is his business. Just a side comment here, the want ads used to be broken down to “men wanted’ and “women wanted” but they passed a law a few years before that that was discriminatory, if the government would have stayed out of it, it would have saved both of us a lot of time.

If you noticed anything about those two stories, is that I understood the other persons point of view, whether it was the Greek real estate agent who was looking out for his neighborhood, or the business owner wanting a specific type of employee, I just moved on and got what I wanted some where else.

It’s a big world, if you can’t get what you want from one place, there will be another place down the road. It seems to me that every time the government tries to make it fair for one group, it makes it unfair to another, so the government needs to stay out. Should a Christian baker be compelled to deliver a cake to a same-sex wedding ceremony he finds objectionable? There are other bakeries, are there not?

Some Christians and Jews and Muslims will continue to oppose same-sex marriage because of their religion, that is their right, or it should be.

We can have a fair society or a free society, we cannot have both, it seems like America is turning away from the free society so not to hurt anyone’s feelings and it’s a shame.

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More Failed Policies Of The Progressive Mentality

The Liberal mind is truly a place where stupidity grows, and it never ceases to amaze me. Once again we see the inventors of political correctness prove how idiotic their policies are. Every time you think they have out done themselves with stupidity, they come up with new and improved ways of proving that they are lacking of common sense.

It seems that in New York City and Chicago and other cities they have come up with a new way to discipline students in school, which is to not discipline them at all. New York public-school students caught stealing; doing drugs or even attacking someone can avoid suspension under new “progressive” discipline rules adopted this past month.

As usual the Progressives are claiming the old way of disciplining children are, (you know what comes next) RACIST. I will never understand how everything is racist to these guys. They are convinced traditional discipline is racist because blacks are suspended at higher rates than whites. Once again, let me say this to the non-thinking Progressives, could it be that blacks are committing more of the crimes than whites?

“Every reasonable effort must be made to correct student behavior through restorative practices,” advises New York city’s new 32-page discipline code. Except everywhere it’s been tried, this softer approach has backfired. Other large urban school districts are reporting fewer suspensions since adopting the non-punitive approach. But that doesn’t necessarily mean fewer infractions. In fact, many districts are seeing more classroom disruptions and violence a national trend that ought to set off warning bells for New York school officials.

What’s more, the movement which is driven by new race-based anti-discipline guidelines issued by the Obama administration (who else) is creating friction between teachers unions and the liberal mayors they otherwise support. Politicians can praise the new system, but its teachers who must deal with the disruptive and sometimes violent results.

“It’s just basically been a totally lawless few months,” one teacher told the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Teachers Union complained the city’s revised student-discipline code has left teachers struggling to control unruly kids. “You have to have consequences,” Chicago fifth-grade teacher John Engels told the paper. “If you knew the cops weren’t going to enforce the speed limit you’d go 100 miles an hour.” Bravo for that teacher, actions have consequences, why does the Liberal mind not grasp that?

In Syracuse New York, meanwhile, teachers complain student behavior has worsened since the school district collapsed discipline structures in favor of restorative justice practices. They say teens are more apt to fight, mouth off to teachers and roam the halls under the more lenient policy. They’re even seeing increasingly violent behavior among elementary school children.

Even in Los Angeles Unified School District is seeing a similar spike in campus offenses after its school superintendent followed federal orders to reduce suspensions of African-Americans. Even threats against teachers are ignored, as administrators’ hands are tied by the new policy. “I was terrified and bullied by a fourth-grade student,” a teacher at a Los Angeles Unified School District school recently noted on the Los Angeles Times website. “The black student told me to ‘Back off, bitch.’ I told him to go to the office and he said, ‘No, bitch, and no one can make me.”

Defiance toward teachers is on the rise in Philadelphia public schools, as well, where talking circles have replaced suspensions. A former Philly middle-school teacher complains minority students act out and then dare teachers to kick them out of class, knowing full well their hands are now tied. “I’m going to torture you,” Allen Zollman says one student told him. “I’m doing this because I can’t be removed.” Knowing there won’t be consequences; bullies control the classroom and disrupt lessons for all kids who want to learn.

After a black high-school boy repeatedly punched his teacher in the face, sending her to the emergency room, the teacher, who is white, was advised by the assistant principal not to press charges. The administrator lectured her about how hard it is for young black men to overcome a criminal record. Worse, she was told she should examine what role she, “as a white woman” holding unconscious racial biases, played in the attack, according to the Willamette (Oregon) Week. A white sixth-grade teacher at a mostly black Washington, DC, school told the US Commission on Civil Rights she had similar “conversations” in which she was told that the bad behavior of black boys is mainly the teacher’s fault. “I have been encouraged to examine and question how my own racial dispositions affect my teaching and my students,” Andrea Smith testified.

Progressives have always believed in that touchy feely type of justice, I have news for them; it never has worked and never will. They think they are doing black children a favor by not punishing them for their actions, all they are doing is setting them up for a prison term. When they leave school, thinking that they can get away with anything, prison isn’t far away. Liberal-Progressive policies have never worked, if you want to know why American society is collapsing, just thank the Liberal-Progressives for that.

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Restoring My Faith In America

It seems very easy to get discouraged in what goes on in America today, sometimes it feels like America is lost and will never make a comeback. We have a president who seems like he is more interested in condemning America than he does praising America. An incompetent president, who only hears about important issues when he reads the newspaper or watches TV.

We see college professors along with students wanting to ban the American flag because they say it is a symbol of racism instead of the symbol of the greatest country the world has seen. We see illegal immigrants receiving more benefits than our citizens; the truth is a thing of the past because political correctness has taken its place. We have a federal government that has grown so big that it now forces every American to buy a product, (Obama-Care) it has imposed so many rule and regulations that the economy is being choked to death. It tells us what we should eat, how much we should weigh and what we should drink. Sometimes it is down right discouraging.

But through the darkness, I have seen a ray of hope. On a recent trip to have my car serviced, I struck up a conversation with a couple waiting for their car; they are what America is all about. They had seven children ages 3 months to 10 years, we joked about having a big family because they were Irish Catholics. She grew-up on naval bases with her 10 brothers and sisters; her father was a naval officer.

He grew-up on a farm with 12 brothers and sisters and served 10 years in the service as a pilot. He works in the air conditioning business, while she stays home and raises the kids. They also have a little garden where they grow their own vegetables, while he and his brother own some live stock which supplies them with most of the meat the family needs. With the traditional family under attack, they were a breath of fresh air. I walked away thinking, “God bless people like that.”

I started thinking how many in the country today would ridicule them for their lifestyle, a lifestyle that used to be the kind that was America. I started thinking, why do the idiots, the un-American thinking people get all the publicity while people like them go un-noticed, after all, they are the people that are the backbone of America, not those idiots you think it is fashionable to put America down.

I walked away feeling a little better about America, I think everyone should have a conversation with people like the ones I talked with, it would restore the feeling of what America is about, I know it did for me.

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No! I Don’t Want A Woman President

In a recent speech by Hillary Clinton, she said, “Don’t you want to see more women running for mayor and governor who will put our families first? Don’t you want to see more women running for Congress’  “And I suppose it’s only fair to say, don’t you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?

My answer to that is NO, gender and race are the worst possible reasons for voting for an individual since they have nothing to offer the office. In fact, gender and race are irrelevant to the qualifications for the office of president and shouldn’t be considered at all.

There is no doubt that Obama won the presidency because many people thought it was time for a black president, but the man had no qualifications or experience for the job. I truly doubt if any of the fortune five-hundred companies would have hired him as CEO in 2007. He was elected because of his race and America wound up with one of the worst presidents ever, in a recent poll, his trust factor was below 40%, I’m surprised it is that high.

Unlike Obama when he ran for president, Hillary has a history and it isn’t good. Hilary comes to the table with a long list of scandals under her belt, not only that, she doesn’t have much of a personality either. There is one thing that I can say for Bill, he had charisma and he came across much more trustworthy than Hillary does, even though we found out he wasn’t.

I could not find one accomplishment she had during her position as Secretary of State, her reset button with Russia worked really well didn’t it. Blaming the Benghazi tragedy on a video was a joke, and her statement “what difference at this point does it make” will haunt her for ever.

When Hillary Clinton released her new book, Hard Choices, it was supposed to be the start of a positive public relations campaign. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza said, “Maybe the book tour is a perfect encapsulation of what a Clinton campaign might look like, and for that, Hillary Clinton, you had the worst week in Washington.” It seemed the more she opened her mouth, the more she got in trouble, like saying she and Bill were dead broke when they left the White House, laughable isn’t it?

Having her words come back to haunt her, will be the time she said, “Don’t let anybody, don’t let anybody tell you that, ah, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” This makes it obvious that she believes that government creates jobs, sounds like we are in for Obama II if she is elected. Remember Obama telling business owners “You didn’t build that.” Most people who hold jobs or are looking for work do so at a place of business, which, as it turns out, are often incorporated. What a bone headed statement Hillary.

Look, Hillary is a liar and a phony just like Obama, Hillary is for Hillary, just like Obama is for Obama, which is just how Progressives are. Voting for Hillary just because she is a woman will lead us to the same disastrous policies that we see with Obama.

So no, I don’t want a woman president and I don’t want a black president, I want a president, God knows we need one.

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Who Says We Can’t Deport 11 Million People?

How many times have we heard the statement “We can’t deport 11 million people,” my question is why not? There is no one saying that deporting 11 million illegal aliens has a time limit. If it takes one year or five, what does it matter, if we start now in five years they will be gone.

Enough is enough; the more that amnesty is given, the more they will come, if we don’t stop it now in five years they will be saying, “We can’t deport 18 million people.” The flood gates are open on our southern border and people are sneaking in from all over the planet, if you think that Muslim Terrorists have not sneaked across, think again.

Lawmakers from Border States, including Cruz and McCain, have said the threat from ISIS requires beefing up border security. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has said ISIS terrorists may already have crossed into the U.S. Of course the Obama administration refuses to accept the fact that terrorists have crossed the boarder. “We don’t have any credible information, that we are aware of, of known or suspected terrorists coming across the border,” says a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence and analysis office.

Just like there are illegal aliens who sneak across the border undetected, you can rest assured that a terrorist or two have done the same thing. This president seems to be determined to attract as many foreign invaders has he can, borders mean nothing to Obama, everyone is welcome, terrorists, murderers, pedophiles, let them all in and give them all green cards.

Meanwhile, illegal aliens have killed, raped, and maimed thousands of Americans, in America. How many times have you heard on the news another illegal alien killed someone while driving drunk, or has shot someone to death after being deported and sneaked back in across the border?

Just this past week Jaime Balam, an illegal alien from Mexico, appeared in court in San Francisco to face charges that he shot three American college students, one fatally, because they happened to be wearing the wrong colors. What about the illegal alien who murdered a father and two sons in San Francisco in 2008. On Feb. 17 of this year, illegal alien Juan Ramon Garcia tried to run over a U.S. Border Patrol agent with his car, according to authorities. Garcia had five more illegal aliens in his vehicle. On Feb. 11, illegal alien Ricardo Picasso was sentenced to 139 years in prison for murdering 25 year old Eric Reyes at a house party in Lindsay, California.

The list goes on and on, when will the American people say enough already? Every state has a National Guard Unit, send them out to start rounding up all illegal aliens in their state. We are supposed to be the greatest nation on the planet; you are going to tell me that we can’t deport all these people if we truly focus on the problem.

There is an old saying, “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step,” well the action of deporting 11 million people starts with a single deportation, if we have the willingness to do so. It’s time to get tough, the hell with political correctness.

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Is It Time For Another Crusades

The first of the Crusades began in 1095, when armies of Christians from Western Europe responded to Pope Urban II’s plea to go to war against Muslim forces in the Holy Land. The Crusades were a direct response to Muslim aggression, an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.

It seems to me that Muslims have always been a problem around the world, of course Liberals always refer to the Crusades as a slaughter of innocence, and they refuse to open their eyes to the fact that Muslims have always been terrorists. America has been fighting Islamists for longer than many realize. Even before America’s independence was declared, American ships were pirated and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates.

In 1786 Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and John Adams, then US Ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Muslim ambassador to Britain, in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty, during negotiations the Muslim ambassador said; “that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.” Boy that sounds like it could have come out of today’s newspaper, does it not? It seems that Muslims haven’t changed; they still want to kill the infidels.

We heard from the president the other day, he said that from the very beginning of our country, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our nation. I guess he meant that it was the Muslims who captured slaves in Africa and would sell them to Dutch traders for use in America, or maybe he meant that in 1805 sailors and Marines of  America fought battles immortalized in a line of the Marine Hymn: “…to the shores of Tripoli.”

Oh, I know what he was talking about, in 1856 when we were involved in Indian wars, America hired a Muslim to raise camels in Arizona, because the cavalry said, instead of using horses across the desert, let’s try these camels, but the Indians laughed at them when they tried to chase them down with camels, so it really didn’t workout all that well.

In a speech at the White House, Obama said to a group of Muslims, “As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson.  And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.”

Yes, Thomas Jefferson did have a copy of the Koran, but it was a study of understanding the enemy, something Obama is ignorant of doing. It was Jefferson, who embroiled in a war with Islamic terrorists in his day, commented, “Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been permitted to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!”  And to all you flaming Liberals out there, no right minded person believes that all Muslims are bad, it just seems that the bad always over shadow the good, who refuse to speak up.

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Defending Marriage

“Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state ‘choices about who may be married,’ the Obama Administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by democratically-elected legislatures to uphold traditional marriage.”

“I support traditional marriage and we should reject attempts by the Obama Administration to force same-sex marriage on all 50 states. The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.”

These statements were made by Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, along with a handful of other Senators they plan to introduce a bill allowing states to decide on the definition of marriage. Ben Carson has said, “The issue of marriage, an institution that has been so clearly defined and guarded by this nation for centuries should be decided upon by the state court as it pertains to that particular state’s residents.”

I have said many times, people just do not understand the ramifications of what will happen if same-sex marriage is to be. Once you alter the definition of marriage, and you institute marriage equality, it opens the door for marriage to be between what ever and who ever. It’s starting already, a teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years, marriage equality right?

“Everyone on my mom’s side of the family sees us as father and daughter, those who know that he’s my dad, and that we are engaged, include my father’s parents they can see we are happy together and they can’t wait for us to have babies, they treat us just like any other couple, the woman we live with, and my best friend.” I’m sorry, these people are sick, mentally.

This is only the beginning, if the Supreme Court upholds same sex marriage under the guise of marriage equality, next will come group marriages. Three wives for one husband or three husbands for one wife, and don’t think there aren’t nuts out there that would stand in line for a marriage license for their dog or horse. We are already seeing father and daughter, next will be mother and son, brother and sister and who knows what else after that.

Last year in New York the state’s highest court allowed the marriage between an uncle and niece. Once marriage acquires the status as a “right,” which it has never been, then any law that affects that right negatively becomes virtually impossible to defend. In other words, anything goes, having sex with a cow or a turtle is perfectly fine, marrying a ground hog or bullfrog is a right. This law has nothing to do with equality, but it strikes not only at the building block of civil society, the family, but at the authority of the state to regulate marriage, which it always had. Our Founding Fathers set this country up so that the states have the rights, not the Federal Government.

It seems to me that we already have a society that is crumbling; our values and morality are already shot. For those who think that marriage equality is only about homosexuals being able to marry, think again.

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Obama: The Fool On The Hill

There is no doubt in my mind that Obama is the worst president in my lifetime, even worse than Carter. Since I am not a presidential historian, I don’t know if he is the worst president ever, but he just might be. Over the past few years of Obama’s reign I have called him many names, names I cannot say in public, but I am sure most of you have done the same as well. But now I realize the man is just a plain fool.

In a February 4th interview on CNN Obama had the nerve to say; “I Saved the American economy, made the US stronger, more prosperous, safer, more influential than it was when I took office.” Now if this doesn’t prove that Obama is living in La,La land, I don’t know what will. His statement proves only one thing that Obama is truly delusional, he lives in a bubble surrounded by yes men who pamper him and tell him what he wants to hear, but that is how he lived his entire life.

It is a fact that Obama was raised a Muslim, he was surrounded and taught by people who did not like America much and that has stuck with him his entire life. So it should be no surprise to anyone that his sympathies are on the side of Muslims and his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast proves it.

Going back one-thousand years he said, “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place – remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”  It is obvious that he is trying to justify in some distorted way, the atrocities that Muslim terrorists are doing today. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas said, “When Christians act violently they are  acting in opposition to the teachings of their founder, Jesus Christ, They cannot cite a single verse in the New Testament that calls for violence against unbelievers. On the other hand, radical Islamists can point to a number of verses in the Koran calling for Muslims to “crucify the infidels.”

What kills me about Obama’s speech is the Left is always criticizing Conservatives for living in the 1950’s, yet Obama has to go back one-thousand years to justify his thinking. Can it be that Obama had a Freudian slip when he said, “We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends.” “Our religion,” did he just admit that he is a Muslim?

The Crusades were a response to hundreds of years of Muslim aggression; it seems that Muslims have not changed in a thousand years, but Christians have. Obama did not mention radical Islam or jihadists or Islamic extremists, why can’t he admit what the rest of the world knows? Because he still believes that by being nice to our enemies and not hurting their feelings and not offending them will make them stop beheading and burning people.

Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the king of Jordan unleashed a bomb attack, when an American was beheaded, Obama went out and played a round of golf with some of his friends. Obama gives Iran everything it wants on the march to nuclear weapons and invites the murderous Muslim Brotherhood to the White House, but won’t meet with Republicans or the prime minister of Israel. The Beetles wrote a song called “The Fool On The Hill” one verse went like this. “But nobody listens to him they can see that he is just a fool” Obama is truly the biggest fool on Capitol Hill.

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Obama-Care And The Ford Edsel

There is no doubt that Obama’s crowning achievement, Obama-Care, has turned out to be as much as a success as the Ford Edsel. Why the very word “Edsel” became a popular symbol for failure, just like Obama-Care will turn out to be. As everyone knows by now, Obama-Care was nothing more than a government takeover of the health-care system and a gigantic transfer of wealth scheme.

Even Senior Democrats who were vital in writing and promoting Obama-Care appear to be having a change of heart. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the upper chamber’s No. 3 Democrat recently said, “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them, we took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform.” “Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs, not changes in health care,” he said.

Federal actuaries predict that health spending increases will nearly double soon, averaging 6 percent a year through 2023, pushing total health spending to a staggering 19.3 percent of GDP, up from 16.6 percent pre-Obama-Care, so much for Obama-Care controlling costs. Truth is, four years after its passage, Obama-Care has managed to cover only one out of four previously uninsured people, spending $57 billion to do it, free health-care, I don’t think so.

Now we find out it will cost the taxpayers, $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obama-Care law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed. It will take $1.993 trillion, a number that looks like $1,993,000,000,000, to provide insurance subsidies to poor and middle-class, while only bringing in $643 billion in new taxes, penalties and fees related to the Obama-Care law. Obama pledged to members of Congress in 2009, as his signature insurance overhaul law was being debated, that ‘the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years.’ Either he lied or he is incompetent, my money is on he lied.

For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar. Richard F. Thomas, a Virgil scholar, said the health-care changes are “deplorable. They are deeply regressive.” And these are the people who supported the health-care law, Oh well, be careful what you wish for.

The problem with Obama-Care, liberals argue, is that it didn’t go far enough; we should have an entirely government-run health-care system. Well just ask the people of Vermont, who opted to have their own government health-care system. Vermonters were stunned to discover just how much their new “free” health care was going to cost. Paying for Green Mountain Care would have required a 160% increase in state taxes by 2019, as much as $2.9 billion annually. The state’s top income tax rate would have been raised from 8.95% to an astounding 18%. For high earners that would mean a combined federal-state income tax burden of 56%. Even lower-income Vermonters would have seen a substantial tax hike.

Because even these enormous tax hikes wouldn’t have provided enough money, Green Mountain Care would have cut payments to doctors and hospitals by an estimated 16%. That would have forced many doctors out of the state and threatened the viability of local hospitals. It is no wonder that Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, announced that the state was giving up and abandoning its plans for Green Mountain Care. It seems that Socialized medicine sounds great, until you are forced to live it.

A little over a year ago my doctor who I had for years went to a strictly cash business because of Obama-Care. When I went to a new doctor there was a sign over the receptionist’s desk that read; All deductibles must be paid before service is provided.

And the law will still leave ‘between 29 million and 31 million’ non-elderly Americans without medical insurance, says the CBO.  This can’t be the change America wanted.

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Whose Side Is Obama And Holder On Anyway

Have you ever wondered why Obama and Holder always seem to be on the side of the enemy? Why are they so afraid to even admit who the enemy is? It seems to me that they have no problem blaming Republicans for everything, but refuse to criticize these Islamic Muslim terrorists, I do not understand why that is so hard to say.

Obama seems to have no problem with releasing terrorists back into the fight; closing Gitmo is an obsession with him, even though it is harmful to America. Now he finds it necessary to negotiate with terrorists, giving back five terrorists for a deserter, a man who disgraced his uniform. I guess Obama doesn’t seem to understand that by negotiating with terrorists, it will only embolden them to kidnap more people.

Let’s face it, our enemies do not fear America and they think Obama is a joke. With over 70% of the American people feeling that terror is their main concern even over the economy, Obama refuses to throw everything we have at those that want to destroy us. From Day One, this administration has downplayed the terrorist threat from Islamic extremists. It declared the terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 as “workplace violence.” It pulled all US troops out of Iraq, allowing ISIS to move in and create a training ground for terrorists. Protracted negotiations with Iran have allowed that rogue nation to fortify and beef up its nuclear facilities.

Even Sen. Robert Menendez, former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a Democrat, when talking about Obama’s Iran’s nuclear policy says President Obama’s statements on the issue “sounds like talking points coming out of Tehran.”  Obama even had to apologize for not sending a high-level official to the unity rally in Paris protesting the murders at Charlie Hebdo by Islamic terrorists.

Holder is just as bad as his buddy Obama, he wants to give terrorists the same rights as citizens, he boasted in 2010 that failed shoe bomber Richard Reid, who was not an American citizen, was “advised of his right to remain silent and to consult with an attorney within five minutes of being removed from the aircraft.” Holder had no concern over losing the opportunity to interrogate Reid about his backers, as well as other possible terrorist attacks.

It was Holder who decided that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should be tried in a civilian courtroom in New York City, just blocks from where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. Counterterrorism experts say that would have been a propaganda coup for al Qaeda and a security nightmare for the city.

Former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey pointed out what Eric Holder doesn’t seem to understand: “It is a mockery of the rule of law to take people who are charged with violating all the rules of war and put them in a situation that’s better than the one they would have been in if they followed the rules of war. It looks like amateur night at the Justice Department and made the US “look weak.”

From his first day in office, Holder began reshaping the Justice Department’s attitude towards terrorism. He hired radical attorneys who believe that freeing dangerous terrorists was an “assumption of risk” that must be taken to “cleanse the nation of Guantanamo’s moral stain.” There is no doubt in my mind that Eric Holder and his buddy Obama have weakened national security.

Obama was brought up as a Muslim, this is fact, and you are not going to tell me that he does not sympathize with Muslims and it is directly having an effect on his decision making on how to deal with the enemy. Right now we have a president and Attorney General, who say they want to defeat the enemy, but they won’t admit who that enemy is. On a resent trip to India Obama gave a speech where he even put the blame of global warming on America. Which is nothing new, because he believes all that is wrong with the world is America’s fault.

Now Obama has the nerve to say that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization, whose side is Obama and Holder really on? It beats the hell out of me.

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Obama: Still A Legend In His Own Mind

Another State of The Union address has gone by, if you replayed Obama’s first one, then you have seen all the rest. Oh, the words are different, but his message is the same in all of them; tax and spend, tax and spend, that has been his agenda from day one. According to Obama, the world loves us, al-qaeda is on the run and all is right with the world.

We live in a country where the top 10% pay 70% of taxes, but that’s not good enough, Obama will not be happy until the top 10% pays 100% of taxes, and he talks about being fair, give me a break. More taxes and more government regulation is what Obama is all about, he truly believes that government is the answer to all things.

Obama said in his speech, “The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” I guess he overlooked the poll that said over 60% of Americans believe we are still in a recession, along with the 60% who think America is heading in the wrong direction. The labor force participation rate is now 62.7 percent, the lowest level since 1978. Wages are not really growing much either, median family income dropped nearly 4 percent under Obama’s rule. Yes the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6%, mainly because so many people have dropped out and gave up looking for work. The economy is certainly better, but the shadow of the crisis is likely to be with the U.S. for at least a couple more years.

“The verdict is clear middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way,” says Obama. Policies continue to work? He said before this past midterm election, that his policies were on the ballot and his party got their ass handed to them because Americans did not think much of his policies. As far as politics is concerned, that is what Obama lives by; he doesn’t make a move unless politics is involved.

More free stuff is what Obama is calling for, after all Democrats have been using that same strategy for the past 200 years, promise free stuff to get votes. On the one hand he wants an initiative providing free community college for two years for students who keep up their grades, yet as part of his tax plan, he is calling for ending a tax break for college savings plans known as 529 plans. Under the change, earnings on contributions could not be withdrawn tax-free, as they can be now. I don’t get it, if someone can pay for their own college they get penalized, but if you didn’t save for college, you get rewarded with free college; there is something wrong with that picture.

Again he is calling for infrastructure spending, saying our roads and bridges are collapsing. What happened to that Trillion dollar stimulus package that was supposed to go for our infrastructure? You remember, all those “shovel ready jobs that were not quite shovel ready as we thought.” That money went to failed “green” companies such as Solyndra. You can bet that Obama’s friends are already standing in line with their hands out.

   “We can’t slow down businesses or put our economy at risk with government shutdowns or fiscal showdowns.” Hey, Obama, what about all your government regulation, how much has that slowed our economy, you are the reason this country has taken so long to rebound. He consistently says he is for the middle class, yet his policies have only made the rich richer and the poor poorer.

There is nothing new in what Obama has to say, he says free stuff, but most of us know there is nothing free in life; someone is going to have to pay for it, and if there are people out there who think the other guy is going to pay for it and not you, you are living in a fantasy world, just like Obama, because his hand will be in your pocket too.

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Obama’s Last Two Years Will Be The Most Dangerous

If you think king Obama has been a tyrant for the past six years, wait until you see his last two years in office. Obama has tried and tried to push his big government agenda on the American people, thankfully the Supreme Court has slapped him down 13 times, but that doesn’t stop him. We can expect more executive actions and even more boldness from Obama trying to do everything he can to harm this country.

If you need proof of what a danger this president is, on Wednesday the 14th in the dead of night, the Department of Defense announced that five Yemeni terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have been released. But despite concerns from lawmakers about the risks of sending anybody back to Yemen, four were released to Oman which is right next door. With the world just coming off the terror attack in France and the up tick in terror threats, not to mention all the be-headings, Obama releases enemy combatants back into the fight and rest assured, they will be taking up arms against America.

Is there any common sense to releasing the enemy back into the battle field? Obama has pushed to close the detention facility since his inauguration in 2009 and you can bet he will try to make it happen before he leaves office, no matter how many killers he gives back to the enemy. Now is not the time to be emptying Guantanamo, especially if you are putting these terrorists back into the fight.

Sometimes you have to wonder whose side is Obama really on; his pledge to close Gitmo overrides the safety of the American people. He is bending over backwards to close a nuclear deal with Iran, he wants it to be part of his legacy, but letting Iran build a nuclear weapon makes the world less safe. He has drawn red line after red line and has let our enemies slap him in the face by disregarding what he says. He even refuses to admit that there is a war on terror, calling some terror attacks, “Work place violence.”

Obama has over burdened this country with regulations that has prevented the economy from growing, 64% of Americans still feel like we are in a recession. Federal agencies issued 3,659 final rules in 2013, and some 3,415 regulations for 2014, funny how he releases them late on a Friday or right before a major holiday. What about executive orders, he says he has issued less than the previous president, but Obama has issued 195 executive orders. Published alongside them in the Federal Register are 198 presidential memoranda, all of which carry the same legal force as executive orders. The president reportedly vowed Thursday to press ahead with more executive actions, despite a veritable uprising from congressional Republicans over that strategy. Where is the most transparent president we were promised.

Those who still support this president are living life with their heads in the sand; the harm this president has done will take many years to undo. But what scares me most is the next two years. The president, who already has issued a string of veto threats in the opening days of the 114th Congress, indicated he’s prepared to keep opposing legislation he finds objectionable. This is from a man who said he is willing to work with anyone to pass legislation, yea, and Obama-Care is going to lower costs, give me a break.

A national poll finds that majorities of American voters think the Obama administration has mostly failed at handling illegal immigration, improving the country’s image around the world, handling race relations, improving health care and growing the economy. Watch out for the next two years, because Obama has nothing to lose, but the American people do.

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They Don’t Even Deserve Minimum Wage

Over the weekend I did some food shopping, I like to go to Wal-Mart because you can’t beat the prices. I do a large part of my shopping at Wal-Mart, and then I finish up at the local supermarket, which is called Publix. The other day I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before, the difference in the workers between the two stores.

In Publix the workers were dressed nicer, more courteous, friendlier, and more helpful. In Wal-Mart when I asked for help, I got a look that said, what are you bothering me for, plus, I could never do a complete shopping because the shelves are never fully stocked. I’m not saying that everyone was like that, there were friendly people there, people with smiles, but it was enough to make me take notice.

As I was driving home, it dawned on me that these were the same people who were protesting all over the country for a $20 minimum wage, well let me tell you something, some of the people I have seen do not even deserve the money they are making now. Does anyone think that by paying someone more money that it is going to make them better workers? I don’t think so. Call me old fashioned, but I think a person should be paid what they are worth, not what the government thinks they should be paid. The old way was first show me how good of a worker you are, then you get the raise, not get the raise and hope you are a good worker.

I have never been a fan of a minimum wage, the idea that the government can tell a business owner what they have to pay an employee does not sit well with me. It seems that this government is bent on destroying the American spirit, working hard to move up the ladder does not seem important any more, in a land where the government wants to hand everything to you at the start, only takes away the motivation of the individual.

It’s great if everyone would make $50,000 a year, live in a nice house and have a new car in the driveway, but where is the feeling of accomplishment? I had my first job when I was 14, I worked for a dry cleaner delivering clothes for $25 a week, plus tips, on a good week I would make $35. The feeling of pride I would have every Friday when the owner would open up the cash register and hand me two tens and a five is something I can’t explain, but it was a good feeling. It wasn’t that easy of a job as you might think. I had to deliver in the rain and snow, I was like the mailman, I delivered in any type of weather.

If you can stock 5 shelves an hour making $8 an hour, but now I turn around and pay you $20 an hour and you are still stocking 5 shelves an hour, where is the justification for that, I am getting nothing more for that extra $12 an hour you are being paid. Should a person be paid $15 an hour to hand me a sack of burgers at McDonalds? I don’t think so.

The free-market should be taking care of this, we used to have one in this country, but it is slowly slipping away. We should find a way to put all workers on commission that is the only way you can find out what a person is truly worth.

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