Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ex-CIA Heads Plead to Stop Interrogations Investigation

Seven former CIA directors of both Republican and Democratic presidents Bush and Clinton are urging President Obama to halt the Justice Departments criminal probe into the interrogation methods of three terrorists. The seven former directors are: Michael Hayden, Porter Goss, George Tenet, John Deutch, James Woolsey, William Webster, and James Schlesinger.

If you recall, Obama said that he would not allow this to ever happen. However, he reversed his position and allowed Attorney General Eric Holder to begin the investigation. The seven directors warned the President that this would do the following:
  • Give too much disclosure to our enemies

  • Jeapordize our CIA operatives

  • Make it harder to get help from foreign countries to get counter intelligence information

There has been no comment from President Obama or the White House press secretary.

Action To Take
Stop this action immediately. It is a RISK to our national security. Call the White House and tell them to halt this investigation immediately.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Maryland After the Wrong Group!

Maryland’s Attorney General, Patricia Jessiny is going to investigate the couple who uncovered ACORN’s criminal activity. They’re ignoring ACORN? HUH? More corruption at the State level?

Jessiny has this to say about the recent expose: "In addition, the audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland law… which requires two party consent.

She states further: “The penalty for the unlawful interception, disclosure, or use of it is a felony punishable up to five years.

Apparently, the AG overlooked the fact that ACORN is defrauding American taxpayers and committing God knows what other crimes in helping a pimp and prostitute set up a brothel using illegal underage aliens! It seems that sex trade is OK with the Attorney General!

That SMELLS of more corruption, doesn’t it? Overlook the crime being uncovered to prosecute the ones who uncovered it! The AG complains on the methodology used in uncovering a crime – not the Crime! Incredible! Is this the America we want? Is the Attorney General of Maryland on ACORN’s side? What gives?

Action To Take
Demand answers from the Maryland AG. Investigate ACORN – they’re the criminals!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Baucus Bill Explained

A new healthcare bill has been developed in the US Senate. It is nicknamed the Baucus Bill, named after the Senator controlling its development. This article takes a close look at the new proposal.

Cost of the Bill

The cost of the new proposal is $856 Billion dollars. This was estimated by the team that developed the bill, not the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). On the face of it, it seems a bit cheaper than the House version HR 3200. It is still being analyzed by the CBO and they have leaked that it will probably be over $1 - 2 trillion dollars in its present form. We will have to wait and see exactly how much over the estimate REALLY is and then you can decide.

How Is It Funded
The bill will be funded by cutting Medicare of $500 Billion dollars. This is unchanged from HR 3200. This would still short change senior citizens who need healthcare more than anyone else in the country! So the unfairness and redistribution of care is still present in the new bill.

The revenue would come in immediately, building a small reserve before the entire plan takes effect. This gives one the overall false impression that the plan is cheaper and is lower cost. It really is not cheaper. It just doesn't spend in the beginning and consequently appears to be saving money.

Public Option
The so-called public option is gone in this plan. This is the government controlled plan that so many object to having. However, this is just a game of "Smoke and Mirrors" because the plan contains something called the co-op option. This option is government controlled healthcare with a "New" name. It's been re-packaged to appear different so people will accept it. This is the Democratic Senate's way of playing the old "Shell Game" on Americans. Look, we have a new package. We renamed it and added more taxes so you won't recognize it as the original government takeover package and it appears to be cheaper.

Hidden Penalties and New Taxes
The Baucus plan contains several new schemes to attempt to pay for (and consequently reduce) the overall cost of the plan. If you do not have any healthcare, you will be forced (mandated) to buy into the government plan to the tune of $800 to $1,000 per person or up to $3,000 per family. You must pay to join. Thus, you are penalized for not having any health insurance - even if you originally chose not to buy any in the first place.

Employers will still be required to provide employees with health insurance. In order to get employers to drop their coverage on employees and jump over to the government plan, this new plan only charges employers $400 per employee to join the government co-op plan. Remember, employers would have an 8% tax penalty if they didn't cover employees before in HR 3200. Consequently, this is much cheaper for employers and they would all drop employee healthcare in favor for the co-op government controlled plan. This leaves the employees with NO CHOICE but to take government healthcare. This is a subtle way of literally screwing working Americans into joining-up with big government while being told that they will have a choice in the matter. This is MOST UNLIKELY!

What Do Doctors Think?
Briefly, doctors are NOT in favor of any government run healthcare programs. In fact, if they do occur, many doctors will retire or leave this occupation. Why? Because the government will lower the rates that doctors can charge patients. This will add the shortage of doctors and healthcare professionals. In turn, this will guarantee MANDITORY RATIONING of healthcare services.

What's Missing?
Tort reform. Doctors have to charge higher fees because they have to pay for expensive malpractice insurance. WHY? Because doctors get sued in many frivolous cases. So why not add tort reform and keep crazy lawsuits out of the equation? Because the Democratic party receives Millions of dollars yearly from lawyers as special interest groups. You can't spite the person (or group) who donates thousands of dollars to your re-election, now can you?

Little Competition
What else is missing? Competition. Currently, the Federal government places restrictions on the number of insurance companies that can operate in any state. This reduces competition and keeps selection low and prices artificially higher than they should be. This benefits insurance companies (more special interest groups). Are you getting the picture? We need to allow all insurance companies to sell their insurance across state lines to increase competition, increase choice, and reduce costs to taxpayers.

Even if the program is not working, the government will always keep adding to it by adding more benefits and entitlements. When the government starts - it NEVER stops. Take these for examples:

Example 1 Medicare: Medicare started with a projected annual budget of $65 Million dollars per year. Today its budget is over $1/2 Trillion dollars.

Example 2 Prescription Drugs
: Starting budget under the Bush administration was projected to be no more than $150 Billion dollars per year. Today the plan costs $1 Trillion dollars and is climbing as more seniors join the plan.

Example 3 Cash for Clunkers: Original estimate was missed by a factor of two and we added an additional $2 Billion dollars to it because the original estimates were wrong.

Example 4 Stimulus Home Buyer Credits
: The tax credit for new home buyers is going to have to be doubled because original estimates were woefully incorrect.

All these examples are programs that the government is in control of and has made budget estimates that were all terribly incorrect. And as usual, they always underestimate the total costs to make the initial program look affordable. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!

Government Healthcare is NOT going to work. It is a known fact and proponents can't argue that! Dump ObamaCare or whatever you want to call it! It's bad for individuals! Fix what's broke. Don't reinvent the wheel!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

7 Senators Support Child Prostitution!

Yesterday the US Senate voted to stop funding for ACORN because of alleged criminal activities uncovered in several hidden camera exposés. ACORN is also under investigation in at least 10 states for illegal activities and election fraud.

These videos showed several different ACORN offices helping “applicants” cheat on taxes to defraud US taxpayers and to promote a child prostitution ring using illegal aliens. They received help and suggestions on how to cheat the “system.”

Senators Named
Here is a list of the United States Senators who tried to protect ACORN in yesterday’s vote:

  • Patrick Leahy (D) VT

  • Bernie Sanders (D) VT

  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D) RI

  • Dick Durbin (D) IL

  • Roland Burris (D) IL

  • Robert Casey (D) PA

  • Kirsten Gilibrand (D) NY

These senators all voted to support an organization that promotes child prostitution, tax fraud, and the importing of illegal aliens!! Don’t tolerate this immoral stance taken by these senators. This is corruption at its worst.

Action To Take
Voters and American citizens, demand their resignations immediately! If they refuse, begin impeachment proceedings against these corrupt immoral individuals!

Obama's Tariff is a Joke

The President just passed a tariff against China. It restricts numbers of automobile tires they can import into the United States. This tariff does NOT protect the tire manufacturers because it is designed to protect union worker's jobs. As a matter of fact, the tire manufacturers don't even want a tariff placed on their products.

If fully enacted, the Chinese will not be able to sell any tires in the US. The Chinese imports will stop coming here. China will react by placing more restrictions on what we import to them. Things are bad enough now. For every dollar the Chinese import here in the US, they only allow a fraction of US imports to enter China.

Nice Huh? That will only get worse if the tariff remains in effect.

However, that will not stop places like Viet Nam, Brazil and Indonesia from importing their automobile tires to America. Hence, the union jobs are NOT protected.

This tariff will NOT work as the President hopes. Instead it will backfire and create a trade war with our number one partner in trade - China. Why would the President do such a thing? Why irritate the country that loans us the most money and trades with us?

It's simple. Obama is merely paying off the special interest group who help him get elected! This is cronyism in its most blazing form. It's Chicago style politics in BLATENT form. He's using the power of his office to pay back his friends.

Action To Take
Call the White House and complain that the tariff is a mistake. 202-456-1414.

Monday, September 14, 2009

2010 Will Be a Toxic Year

DEMs are facing what could be a devastating year in 2010. That's the year for mid-term elections. They're not the only ones. Remember they (the Democratic Party) faced a similar problem in 1994 when they were swept out of office. When Obama won, 54 DEMs were elected into the House of Representatives giving them the majority (a Democratic sweep). Democrats also scored in the Senate where they have a majority there also. People wanted a change.

This situation created a serious imbalance of power in Congress. No more checks and balances. One political party had the majority in both the Senate and Congress. Obama has taken full advantage of the situation and has jammed through the Stimulus bill, Omnibus spending package (with over 9,000 pork projects), Cap & Trade (half way done), and now ObamaCare (government controlled socialized healthcare ). In addition, the government has taken control of our largest banks, credit companies, Federal Reserve, General Motors, Chrysler Corporation, and 40 % of all home mortgages in the United States. This changed the direction and philosophy of what this country was founded on.

That's quite a power grab in less than six months! We need to stop this ASAP unless you like the government controlling every aspect of your lives! They want to get as much power as they can grab. Your liberties are at stake! Say goodbye to freedom as we once knew it.

The government is out of control and they are NOT listening to its citizens. They technically are OUR employees. But they have forgotten and ignore us. Congress (both sides) has become corrupt and overrun by special interests. They don't even write the legislation any more. They let SEIU and Apollo Alliance Group and others write it for them. So what are we paying them to do?

Consequently, Congress doesn't read the legislation because they know special interest groups wrote it. It's Congress's way of paying them back for helping them with their re-election. WHAT? That's not what the Founding Fathers wanted! Look what has happened to our government. Sad but true. They are NOT representing us any longer.

Action To Take
Be sure and vote on November 2, 2010. Vote out anyone who has contributed to this problem. Look for guidelines on what type of candidate to support in a future article in this blog. We need people who will abide by and protect the Constitution - not those who destroy it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Media on Tea Parties...

NY Times on Tea Party
Authorities were taken by surprise by the number of people who showed up in Washington, DC. OH Really? Apparently you haven't been following the cross country Tea Party Express for the last 10 days.

The Times said: "The atmosphere was rowdy at times, with signs and images casting Mr. Obama in a demeaning light. One sign called him the “parasite in chief.” Others likened him to Hitler. Several people held up preprinted signs saying, “Bury Obama Care with Kennedy,” a reference to the Massachusetts senator whose body passed by the Capitol two weeks earlier to be memorialized."

Oh really? If you saw these signs then why didn't you publish them with your article? The crowd chanting LIAR, LIAR, LIAR also applies to the Times.

Washington Times Reported This

The Washington Times has this to say: "The demonstrators are part of a loose-knit movement that is galvanizing anti-Obama sentiment across the country, stoking a populist dimension to the Republican Party, which has struggled to find its voice since the 2008 elections.

With Democrats in control of Congress, battling the president legislatively has been difficult. But after a spring of anti-tax rallies and summer health-care protests proved to be effective, a growing number of GOP leaders are dropping their wariness and seeing the political possibilities of latching onto this freewheeling coalition. Others are cautious about embracing views that can be seen as extremist.

They also said "The White House declined to comment on the demonstration, but Democrats said the rally and other protests in recent months represent a small minority of voters and will not slow Obama's proposals."

What a bunch of CRAP! WE ARE NOT A SMALL MINORITY. We are AMERICANS and we are tired of being called "extremists." We want our country back from the idiots in Washington! We don't want the country re-structured. We want our Constitution obeyed and followed to the letter of the law. We are sick and tired of the crazy spending, government bailouts, deficit spending, bank takeovers, automobile takeovers, and socialized medicine plans. Other than that, we really like Washington politicians. Yeah right!

This isn't about Obama. This is about AMERICA! We want it back! Stop the corruption. Dump special interest groups and make them illegal! You work for us REMEMBER?

Action To Take
Join a local Tea Party. Join the 912 Project. Get active in politics and help get your country back on track.