Saturday, April 17, 2010

Weekly Polls

The Rasmussen Reports is an independent electronic publishing firm that specializes in public opinion polling.

Here are some current results on some main issues:

Presidential Tracking Poll
This tracks how the President is doing by those surveyed.

  • Strongly Approve... 27%
  • Strongly Disapprove... 44%
  • Approval Index = ... -17
Presidential Approval Index
This chart is from

Job Approval Rating Since Election

Do You support a measure to repeal ObamaCare?
  • Strongly Agree... 58%
  • Strongly Disagree... 38%
  • Don't Know... 4%

    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Featured Article - The Tax Issue...

    Why Republicans Are Winning on the Tax Issue
    Americans understand what Obama spending means for their pocketbooks.

    By Karl Rove: Mr. Rove is the former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, and the author of "Courage and Consequence."

    "Today's last-minute trip to the post office to mail in your return is a reminder of one of life's unpleasant realities: paying taxes. Always important in politics, the tax issue is likely to play a larger role this year than in any midterm election since 1994.

    A recent Rasmussen survey reported that 66% of Americans believe the nation is over-taxed. There's a reason. Under President Barack Obama taxes are going up—a lot.

    House Ways and Means Committee Republicans have issued a summary of the 25 tax increases signed into law by Mr. Obama so far. They total $670 billion over the next 10 years, including 14 tax hikes (including an annual tax on every insurance policy and an annual tax on brand-name drugs) that break Mr. Obama's solemn 2008 campaign pledge never to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year.

    Many of these taxes are part of the ObamaCare monstrosity. New levies on investment, drugs, medical devices and insurance policies eventually will hit ordinary Americans, and the public knows it. A late March Fox News poll asked, "If major health care reform legislation is passed, do you think your taxes will increase, decrease or stay about the same?" Seventy-five percent think their taxes will increase.

    Tax concerns will hurt congressional Democrats. In rural areas, their opposition to repeal of the death tax antagonizes farmers and ranchers. Then there are America's 32 million small-business owners, who feel put upon by the administration's tax everyone-and-everything philosophy.

    Families, especially in the suburbs, are pressed by rising property, sales and state income taxes in addition to the federal tax increases. And don't forget the 53 million investors whose battered accounts are only now recovering. There's a new 3.8% surtax on certain kinds of investment income for high earners, but it is not indexed for inflation, so it will bite an increasing number of people over time.

    Between the March 2009 CNN poll and the March 2010 Associated Press survey, Mr. Obama's approval rating on taxes dropped to 44% from 62% while his disapproval rating rose to 43% from 37%. Similarly, the Rasmussen poll of March 31-April 1 found 46% of voters believe today their taxes will increase under Mr. Obama, compared to 36% who think they will stay the same and 8% who think they will decrease.

    It's somewhat unusual that so many believe themselves over-taxed when half of all Americans don't pay federal income taxes. But many of them shell out for payroll and property taxes, and virtually everyone pays sales taxes. Plenty of Americans understand higher business taxes are eventually paid by those who buy goods and services.

    Politicians would be wise to remember that high taxes also are a matter of principle. The Rasmussen poll of March 31-April 1 found three-quarters of Americans believe that no one should pay more than 20% of their income in taxes—a figure we are well beyond. This makes taxation a moral issue as well as an economic one.

    The public isn't stupid. They understand, like night follows day, that Mr. Obama's blizzard of spending is generating a much larger national debt, and that debt, in turn, will create enormous pressure to raise taxes.

    Mr. Obama will use more spending and bigger deficits as justification for additional taxes—perhaps even a European-style value-added tax (VAT), an idea already floated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obama economic adviser Paul Volcker. At the heart of Mr. Obama's agenda is the further empowerment of Washington, which Americans will not easily accept.

    Jobs remain the No. 1 political issue, understandable when unemployment presses near double digits. Taxation as a stand-alone issue falls way below that according to most polls. But some issues are connected, and I'm convinced that Americans increasingly understand that rising spending and deficits and large tax increases will hurt the nation's ability to create jobs. This will help the GOP and hurt Democrats.

    In this week's George Washington University Battleground Poll, for example, congressional Republicans lead their Democratic counterparts on which party is better able to hold down taxes (56% to 28%), control wasteful spending (44% to 32%), and control the deficit (45% to 36%). This puts the GOP within striking distance of catching the Democrats on who can turn the economy around (currently 41% to 47%) and create jobs (38% to 46%)—both issues that Democrats dominated not long ago. Historically, Republicans win—and win big—when they are within six points or less of the Democrats on the economy and jobs.

    Things look bleak for Democrats right now. And if Republicans connect the dots among record spending, skyrocketing deficits, rising taxes and a weak recovery, Democrats will suffer a midterm loss from which the Obama presidency may never fully recover."

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Nasty Progressives in Action

    The Liberals/Progressives have a new web site that announces plans to infiltrate and destroy the Tea Party movement. So much for freedom of speech. It's OK to have dissent when the other side is in office – as long as you agree with the complaints. But put the shoe on the other foot, then the rats come out of the woodwork.

    "Crash the Tea Party"
    That's the name of the web site. They use the familiar tactics to try and disqualify and demean valid criticisms of the current administration. Observe their use of Alinsky's tactics in their message. They lie, name call, and belittle opposition – just because we disagree with their political policies and beliefs. Here's their message:

    "Who We Are: A nationwide network of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, who are all sick and tired of that loose affiliation of racists, homophobes, and morons; who constitute the fake grass-root movement which calls itself the 'Tea Party.'

    What We Want: To dismantle and demolish the Tea Party by any non-violent means necessary.

    How We Will Succeed: By infiltrating the Tea Party itself. In an effort to propagate their pre-existing prosperity for paranoia and suspicion… We have already sat quietly in their meetings and observed their rallies. Whenever possible, we will act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways that exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV interviews etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public opinion of them."

    What's Their REAL Motivation?
    Fear! The Progressives are afraid of the Tea Party movement because they know we represent the core of American values. They know that the Tea Party movement is composed of regular folks who have never been political or demonstrated before. This administration and Congress has rattled us to the core by ignoring us.

    Progressives can't handle the truth. They want to change things into the soft tyrannical Socialist direction like they have in Europe. A Progressive will NEVER tell you the truth because if they did, you would reject them flatly.

    Action To Take
    Pay attention to the people around you when participating in a Tea Party activity. Isolate the agitators and bullies. Do not be coerced into violence. They want that! Show them you're smarter than they are. Remember, they have no morality. They will lie, cheat, deceive, misrepresent, or do anything to help destroy you and your beliefs. They are at WAR with the Tea Party. Act accordingly.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    The Story of Stuff

    Ironic that the movie "The Story of Stuff" is played most elementary, high schools and colleges around the country and yet few, (if any), parents know what it is all about. Chances are that YOUR kids have seen this movie.

    What's Wrong with It?
    The Story of Stuff teaches that America is evil and that the government is here to save us all. It describes Capitalism and big business as the enemy of Americans. Capitalism is bad and we should save the environment immediately because of Global Warming (a false science).

    YOUR students are being indoctrinated by whoever shows them these films and videos. Are you OK with that? Did they consult you before they showed your kids this information? Should they have?

    This information is historically inaccurate and misleading at the very least. Is it all right that YOUR kids are being brainwashed?

    NYU students are required to watch this in their so called MAP (Morse Academic Plan) courses. They also include training on the false science of Global Warming and Climate Change. Studies are part of the Nature and Environment propaganda being delivered to innocent students who believe they are watching the TRUTH – not fiction.

    Action to Take
    Ask your students if they have seen The Story of Stuff. If so, pay a visit to the school and discuss it with those responsible Let them know you do NOT approve of this and would like to be informed whenever they want to "train" your students with more propaganda.

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    The "O" World

    What You'll Need to Buy Bread

    Free Speach


    The Real Economy

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    Weekly Polls

    The Rasmussen Reports is an independent electronic publishing firm that specializes in public opinion polling. Here are some current results on some main issues:

    Presidential Tracking Poll
    This tracks how the President is doing by those surveyed.
    • Strongly Approve... 31%
    • Strongly Disapprove... 42%
    • Approval Index = ... -11
    Presidential Approval Index
    This chart is from

    Job Approval Rating Since Election

    Are You Overtaxed?
    • Strongly Agree... 75%
    • Strongly Disagree... 25%
    75% of voters nationwide say the average American should pay no more than 20% of their income in taxes. That's why Obama want to add a 25% VAT tax!

    Sunday, April 11, 2010

    Open Letter to Americans

    John Voight is a movie star and recently a political activist. Here is an open letter from him to all Americans:

    "This is a letter I wrote, and would like to read it for the American people;

    Let me just say in one year the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration. The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all, or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of.

    President Obama has been cleverly trained in the [Saul] Alinsky method. And it would be very important that every American knows what that method is. It is a Socialist, Marxist [Communist] teaching. And with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for Islamic extremists.

    The world who looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity now wonders what will become of the entire world if America is loosing its power. The American people who understand exactly what is taking place, have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit for love and freedom for all men and women from all walks of life – shivering to think that this once great nation would become a third world country.

    This will be the first President to ever weaken the United States of America. President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for HIS own agenda against the will of the American people when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies. Every loving American for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the Tea Parties in their states.

    The opposition will continue their [Alinsky] tactics. They will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us. Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. We can weed-out the liars and agitators. Let us all stay in God's light. Let no man put us under. We can and we will prevail. God bless us all."

    But I'm Only One Person
    Long ago, the common man was summoned to come to the aid of his/her country. They had the discipline to stand and not retreat from an overwhelming enemy force. We need to unite like they did, to take-back what is rightfully ours – our freedoms and our liberties.

    We have reached maturity as a republic, and now once again we are under attack. This time, the attack is from within. Americans need to understand the gravity of the situation we are facing and take positive action.

    The Tea Party is the answer. Americans for the most part are NOT political. But we do come together when we recognize tyranny and aggression. It's in our blood. This is the time for Americans to unite and stand up together. We can and we will overcome these enemies from within. We will repel this evil invasion of the 21st Century of our great nation. Freedom shall prevail.

    Action To Take
    Share this letter with your friends and neighbors. Everyone needs to become aware of what is happening to our country. This is no joke, this is a serious crisis and demands Americans wake up or loose their freedoms that we all cherish. Our government is systematically taking-over private industry, banks, student loans, and insurance companies. That's un-American and anti-Capitalistic. This is a defining point for America once again. Will the country survive this test? Do we still have the resolve, endurance, determination, and unity to survive?