Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A brief History Lesson

This is just a History lesson.
The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress .

The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this: January 3rd, 2007 , the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress: The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77. The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% The Unemployment rate was 4.6%George Bush 's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
Remember that day...January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!(under Barney Frank, not George Bush).

THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
(BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie -starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy). Barney blocked it and called it a "Chicken Little Philosophy" (and the sky did fall!)
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!

So when someone tries to blame Bush...REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"

Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch.

Budgets do not come from the White House.. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget .

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself . In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is "I inherited a deficit that I voted for, and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th."

Saturday, February 25, 2012

WTF Music

Back in the 70s there were 2 songs that made it on to radio play lists. However they didn't last long. Take a listen and see if you can figure out why.

ROSIE by Jackson Browne


TIMOTHY by The Buoys

Enjoy your weekend

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. President

Describing the farewell address in his book on the life of Washington, Henry Cabot Lodge wrote " man ever left a nobler political testament."
In his Address Washington announces his planned withdrawal from politics "after forty-five years of my life dedicated to its (America's) service." He then sets forth his reasons against running for a third term. As if to bolster his argument, he states: "While choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it."

In his address Washington:

    Extolls the benefits of the federal government. "The unity of a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence...of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize."

    Warns against the party system. "It serves to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration....agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one....against opens the door to foreign influence and corruption...thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another."

    Stresses the importance of religion and morality. "Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?"

   On stable public credit. "...cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible...avoiding likewise the accumulation of is essential that you...bear in mind, that towards the payments of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not...inconvenient and unpleasant..."

    Warns against permanent foreign alliances. "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world..."

    On an over-powerful military establishment. "...avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty."

In saying farewell to the new nation he helped create Washington pointed out that ".......the name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism..."

I remember being forced to read this in Junior High School US History class. Maybe this is why I hold the recent Administrations in such low esteem. It is only a few pages long and it can be read in its entirety at the Avalon Project of Yale University. 


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Make the Connection


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Money money money

I have quite a few liberal friends were concerned about the economic welfare of people less fortunate than themselves. I hear questions like; "How can there be poor people in America today?" or "The government takes  in trillions of dollars of tax revenue every year, why can't they help the poor people here?" The answer to the first question is simple; there are poor people everywhere. That second question is equally simple; the government does not take in trillions of tax dollars every year, they borrow money to spend it now in anticipation of tax revenue in the future. I have also heard my friends say things like "the ultrarich should pay their fair share and help out those less fortunate than themselves."

As an answer to that last question I would like to submit these facts:

1. today in America there are currently 403 billionaires with the total net worth of $1.3 trillion. The National debt currently stands at $15.3 trillion. If you took away every dollar from the billionaires and put it toward the national debt you're still $14 trillion in arrears. So let's reach a little deeper, and go after the millionaires.

2.According to the Wall Street Journal there are 3,100,000 millionaires in the United States with the total net worth of $11.6 trillion. And if we take all of their money and redistribute it via taxes, we are still $2.4 trillion short of paying off the national debt . So in essence what we have done is placed 3.1 million people on the property list (and this doesn't include the countless millions of people are now out of work because we removed all of the income used by the Billionaires/millionaires to pay wages and update factories and have actually forced millions more Americans into insolvency and still have to come up with another $2.4 trillion to close budget.

3. And this issue starts all over again on the new fiscal year when Congress again has to borrow money to pay for programs and entitlements and military and Presidential staff salaries and congressional retirement pensions and medical & dental programs. But this time there are no rich to pay the bills with the promise of future tax dollars. 
At this time the ability for America to make a profit and pay taxes has been eliminated when we eliminated the upper-class. So this year we have to go and take away all the money from the new upper-class, everyone who makes over $200,000 a year! That is everyone who has income of >$200,000.00 < $999,999.99. 

4. According to the IRS this number is 3,687,607 households. Doing a little math to come up with a total dollar amount yields ~$2 trillion.

There! We have eliminated the problem. In two short years we have erased the national debt and there are no more rich people in America. The redistribution of wealth has only paid the bills for America for one year and completely eliminated any possibility of any type of financial recovery to pay the bills in the future. And we  didn't create one single job, educate one child or raise even 1 single person above the poverty level.

America has a spending problem. Not an income problem. In robbing the rich we only achieve creating more poor...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012



I whole heartedly stand behind our troops in this recent matter.

Is it distasteful?

Is it morbid?