Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fair Tax - Everybody pays

In a Nutshell
The Fair Tax is a consumption tax. It abolishes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It actually repeals the 16th Amendment! Instead it creates a national sales tax. So everybody pays with only a few exceptions. Any American who is below the poverty level, pays no taxes.

Eliminates Taxes and Loopholes
HR 25, S 13 is non-partisan legislation. It removes the following taxes:
  • All federal personal taxes

  • All corporate income taxes

  • Gift taxes

  • Self-employment taxes

  • Social Security taxes

  • Medicare taxes

  • Estate taxes

  • Capital gains taxes

  • Alternate minimum taxes

What's Left?
The Fair Tax creates a national sales tax. It taxes all goods and services that we choose to spend our money on - NOT on what we earn! The tax is efficient, fair, transparent, and a logical solution that really eliminates the BS of taxes as we knew them. It literally replaces the current tax system with its thousands of pages of exceptions and special deductions. No more 1040A forms!

Want More Information?
Here is a link to get more details.
Please check it out then tell your representatives that you want the Fair Tax!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Guest Article - Internet Govt Control

White House Draft Bill Expands DHS Cyber Responsibilities
by Jason Miller - Executive Editor of Federal News Radio

"Under a White House plan, the Homeland Security Department will have far-reaching oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.

The proposal would codify much of the administration's memo from July 2010 expanding DHS's cyber responsibilities for civilian networks.

The White House, however, is taking those responsibilities further, according to a source familiar with the document. The administration drafted a legislative proposal to give DHS many, if not all, of the same authorities for the .gov networks that the Defense Department has for the .mil networks.

Federal News Radio recently viewed a draft copy of the legislative proposal.

"I have to question why the Executive branch is writing legislation," said the source, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about it. "This is not a proposal or white paper like the White House usually sends to Capitol Hill. This is the actual legislation."

The source said the 100-page document is going through interagency review. DHS sent the document around to agencies late last Friday and asked for comments by Monday. The source said few agencies had time to take a hard look at the document, especially in light of the possible government shutdown.

Sources on Capitol Hill and in government confirmed the White House is working on such a proposal.

A DHS spokesman said the agency doesn't comment on pending legislation.

Incorporates Senate cyber bill, OMB memo

The bill would bring together legislative proposals by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), as well as Office of Management and Budget's memo from July 2010 expanding DHS's authorities.

"The cybersecurity legislation being developed in Congress is a large, complex bill with wide-ranging implications, and several Senate committees are involved in its drafting," said committee spokeswoman Leslie Phillips. "The two primary committees of jurisdiction - Homeland Security and Commerce - completed the bulk of their work last August and ironed out several remaining differences by the end of March this year. However, other committees and the White House are critical to the completion of this bill."

In a statement, Lieberman said, "We have been waiting with great anticipation for the White House to weigh in on the best way to protect the American people from catastrophic cyber attacks. If the White House is on the same path we're on, the Senate should be able to approve comprehensive cybersecurity legislation this year."

Collins said in a floor statement in February about the new bill that the legislation would make DHS a strong partner in the process of securing agency networks, but the White House will be the central point for all cybersecurity across the government.

The Lieberman, Collins and Carper bill would establish a National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications in DHS.

"It would be located within the Department of Homeland Security to elevate and strengthen the Department's cyber security capabilities and authorities," Collins said. "This Center also would be led by a Senate-confirmed director. The Cyber Center, anchored at DHS, will close the coordination gaps that currently exist in our disjointed federal cyber security efforts. For day-to-day operations, the Center would use the resources of DHS, and the Center Director would report directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security. On interagency matters related to the security of federal networks, the director would regularly advise the President - a relationship similar to the director of the National Counterterrorism Center on counterterrorism matters or the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on military issues. These dual relationships would give the director sufficient rank and stature to interact effectively with the heads of other departments and agencies, and with the private sector."

A second source said the proposal also gives DHS much of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) authorities that currently fall under OMB, such as policy development and issuance, and the creation of performance measures, guidelines and training.

The first source said the proposal actually goes further than previous bills and memos. The source said the DHS secretary would have broad authorities and oversight responsibilities similar to what Gen. Keith Alexander has with DoD's U.S. Cyber Command.

DHS oversees all civilian cybersecurity

The bill authorizes DHS, in coordination with OMB, "to exercise primary responsibility of operational aspects of IT security in agencies" that is consistent with OMB guidance. The DHS secretary "shall oversee agency security implementations, the implementation of policies" and compliance with policy and regulatory requirements.

DHS and OMB also would issue "compulsory and binding directives" oversee the implementation of agency information security policies, review agency information security programs, designate a person to receive information on security threats and issues and address incident response.

The bill exempts national security and DoD systems from DHS oversight.

Under one version of comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, DHS would get four senior vice president level executives for cybersecurity. But this latest proposal from the White House would change that by adopting DoD's hiring authorities.

The first source said DHS could make direct hires, set compensation rates as necessary and pay additional benefits and incentives. DHS also would establish a scholarship program for employees to pursue college or advanced degrees in cybersecurity, and it reactivates the industry-to-government and government-to-industry exchange program for cybersecurity professionals.

The authorities in the bill are similar to those the Office of Personnel Management approved for DHS in September 2009. DHS received Schedule A authorities for cyber positions.

The proposal also would give DHS a significant role in cyber-related procurements. The source said the language in the bill is "vague" about what kind of role DHS will play.

Google provision around data centers?

Additionally, the source said there is a provision toward the end of the document that could have far-reaching effects.

The provision states: "Prohibition, no law, rule, regulation or order or other administrative action of any state or political subdivision shall require a business entity to house a data center in such state or political subdivision there of as a condition to certify, licensure or approval in relating to operation of such entity."

The source said the provision means the government can't stop a company from doing business in a state, but if the state is doing a procurement, they can't tell the business to locate a data center in their state.

The provision also defines what a data center is and says the language will "promote efficiency and innovation."

The source called it the "Google provision" since the search engine giant hosts its data in centers around the world.

There are some exceptions, such as, if the data center is being used only for sate business and not shared among users across business sectors.

In addition to federal cybersecurity, the bill goes into details about cyber crime and critical infrastructure security.

For instance under cyber crime, the proposal would expand the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to include a series of criminal offensives for cyber attacks and confidentiality abuses. It also would expand the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to establish criminal penalties for cyber crime.

Under critical infrastructure protection, the bill lets the DHS secretary decide what is critical infrastructure, assess audit systems for cyber resilience and create an industry of third-party accreditors and evaluators to assess private sector owners and operators systems for meeting cybersecurity requirements.

The proposal also requires the development of voluntary consensus standards by industry, academic and government experts for each sector.

The bill states that owners and operators of critical infrastructure shall develop cybersecurity measures, and a senior accountable official must sign and attest to their implementation. The bill adds that form must remain on file and available for review, inspection and evaluations by third-party evaluators.

The bill continues to move through interagency review and there is no stated timetable for moving it to the Hill for formal consideration, sources say."


What Does This Mean?
It means that this administration is taking over control of the Internet under the guise of "national security." If you're not worried yet, you should be! This is a direct attack against Free Speech!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

We Get It - They Don't

We Know
American families understand deficits and budgets. They prioritize, develop a plan of attack, and pay-off what they owe. They are (for the most part) honest, and have a sense of morality and duty. They feel obligated to keep their promises to pay back what they borrowed.

Congress Doesn't Get It
Congress does not understand. However, they have the power to spend. They don't earn anything, they just spend and borrow. They don't understand deficits - or if they do, they really don't give a care. They promise entitlements to lots of individuals and never worry about how to pay for them. They just give them away like candy to the poor stupid people who are dumb enough to think that the government will take care of them.

The Big Picture
The party is over. Congress never looks at the big picture. They are not concerned with unintended consequences. They are not concerned with the actual statistics of how well or how poorly their programs are working. They never are held accountable for poor results. They just throw more money at their programs nomatter what failures they have become. (The Federal Department of Education is a prime example). They keep shoving entitlements at us and - in affect, are buying votes for the freebies that they give voters. This is incestuous! It's also a form of corruption!

Americans see what is happening. We have been complacent too long. Now the government is corrupt and it's going to take some time and effort to clean it up. We have been relying on dirt bags in Congress year after year because they deliver the pork and give us the entitlements we so love and can't seem to turn down.

Time for a Diet
America has grown fat, stupid and lazy. Our kids expect too many things that they should actually be working for and lack pride in work they do perform. No wonder we have corrupt politicians. It's our own fault.

America needs to pull in the over-spending and unrealistic borrowing. It's time to feel the pain of our mistakes. We are ready, but the Good-Old-Boys in the government are not ready. They have had it too good for too long (both parties) and don't want to change the rules of the game. It's too much fun for them - AT OUR EXPENSE.

Action To Take
Wake Up! America is at the brink of disaster! It's time for Americans to become active in politics. Hold your representatives accountable. Make them know you are watching them. Let them know how you feel and how you want them to vote. Tell them to CUT SPENDING AND STOP BORROWING.

Vote them out of office if they don't.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Big Vote is Thursday

Tomorrow is Budget Day
The Grand Old Party (GOP-Republican party) is getting ready to vote officially on the deal that John Boehner (R, OH) made last week with the DEMs. GOP leadership wants the rank and file to ratify that agreement. It's going to allow Obama to continue to borrow and spend money that America does NOT have.

The (GOP) are a bunch of IDIOTS!

Lesson Unlearned
America is bankrupt. Apparently the Good-Old-Boys in the GOP haven't figured that out yet. No, instead they came out of negotiations with a whopping $38 Billion in cuts. Statistically, that is so small of a cut from $14.4 Trillion, that it really doesn't count.

When are they going to get serious? How many times have we told them why we elected them into office? CUT SPENDING and STOP BORROWING!!

Action To Take
They vote on the 2011 budget tomorrow. Watch how your representatives vote. Let them know how you feel about voting NOT to cave to the piddly cuts offered by the DEMs.

Also tell your reps not to support raising the debt ceiling (this vote is coming in the next 4 weeks) unless they get a balanced budget agreement. America's future is at stake!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guest Article - GOP Fooled By Bama!

Budget Tricks Helped Obama Save Programs from Cuts
By Andrew Taylor

"The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were accomplished in large part by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway.

Such moves permitted Obama to save favorite programs - Pell grants for poor college students, health research and "Race to the Top" aid for public schools, among others - from Republican knives, according to new details of the legislation released Tuesday morning.

And big holes in foreign aid and Environmental Protection Agency accounts were patched in large part. Republicans also gave up politically treacherous cuts to the Agriculture Department's food inspection program.

The details of the agreement reached late Friday night just ahead of a deadline for a partial government shutdown reveal a lot of one-time savings and cuts that officially "score" as cuts to pay for spending elsewhere, but often have little to no actual impact on the deficit.

As a result of the legerdemain, Obama was able to reverse many of the cuts passed by House Republicans in February when the chamber approved a bill slashing this year's budget by more than $60 billion. In doing so, the White House protected favorites like the Head Start early learning program, while maintaining the maximum Pell grant of $5,550 and funding for Obama's "Race to the Top" initiative that provides grants to better-performing schools.

Instead, the cuts that actually will make it into law are far tamer, including cuts to earmarks, unspent census money, leftover federal construction funding, and $2.5 billion from the most recent renewal of highway programs that can't be spent because of restrictions set by other legislation. Another $3.5 billion comes from unused spending authority from a program providing health care to children of lower-income families.

Still, Obama and his Democratic allies accepted $600 million in cuts to a community health centers programs, $414 million in cuts to grants for state and local police departments, and a $1.6 billion reduction in the Environmental Protection Agency budget, almost $1 billion of which would come from grants for clean water and other projects by local governments and Indian tribes.

The National Institutes of Health, which funds critical medical research, would absorb a $260 million cut, less than 1 percent of its budget, instead of the $1.6 billion cut sought by House Republicans. Family planning programs would bear a 5 percent cut rather than being completely eliminated.

Homeland security programs would have to take their first-ever cut, though much of the 2 percent decrease comes from a $786 million cut to first responder grants to state and local governments. The IRS would see its budget frozen but be spared the 5 percent cut sought by House Republicans.

About $10 billion of the cuts already have been enacted as the price for keeping the government open as negotiations progressed; lawmakers tipped their hand regarding another $10 billion or so when the House passed a spending bill last week that ran aground in the Senate.

For instance, the spending measure reaps $350 million by cutting a one-year program enacted in 2009 for dairy farmers then suffering from low milk prices. Another $650 million comes by not repeating a one-time infusion into highway programs passed that same year. And just last Friday, Congress approved Obama's $1 billion request for high-speed rail grants - crediting itself with $1.5 billion in savings relative to last year.

The underlying issue is long overdue legislation to finance the day-to-day budget of every Cabinet department, including the Pentagon, for the already half-completed 2011 fiscal year. The measure caps 2011 funding for such operating budgets at about $1.2 trillion.

About $10 billion of the cuts comes from targeting appropriations accounts previously used by lawmakers for so-called earmarks, those pet projects like highways, water projects, community development grants and new equipment for police and fire departments. Republicans had already engineered a ban on earmarks when taking back the House this year.

Republicans also claimed $5 billion in savings by capping payments from a fund awarding compensation to crime victims. Under an arcane bookkeeping rule - used for years by appropriators - placing a cap on spending from the Justice Department crime victims fund allows lawmakers to claim the entire contents of the fund as budget savings. The savings are awarded year after year.

Even before details of the bill came out, some conservative Republicans were assailing it. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said he probably won't vote for the measure, and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is a "nay" as well.

The $38 billion in cuts, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., wrote on his Facebook page, "barely make a dent" in the country's budget woes.

Huelskamp and other conservatives are also upset that most conservative policy "riders" added by Republicans were dropped from the legislation in the course of the talks.

The White House rejected GOP attempts to block the EPA's ability to issue global warming rules and other reversals of environmental regulations. Obama also forced Republicans to drop an effort to cut off Planned Parenthood from federal funding, as well as GOP moves to stop implementation of Obama's overhauls of health care and Wall Street regulation.

The administration also thwarted a GOP attempt to block new rules governing the Internet, as well as a National Rifle Association-backed attempt to neuter a little-noticed initiative aimed at catching people running guns to Mexican drug lords by having regulators gather information on batch purchases of rifles and shotguns.

Anti-abortion lawmakers did, however, succeed in winning a provision to block taxpayer-funded abortions in the District of Columbia. And House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, won funding for a personal initiative to provide federally funded vouchers for District of Columbia students to attend private schools.

Instead of sharply cutting the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, both agencies would get increases under the legislation as they gear up to implement last year's overhaul of financial regulation. And renewable energy programs are cut $407 million below last year, almost 20 percent. The Army Corps of Engineers , which funds flood control and inland waterway projects, will absorb a $578 million cut, representing about 10 percent of its budget."

What Does It Mean>
John Boehner was had. John Boehner is a FOOL!

It means that the Republicans should back-out of the "deal" when the REAL vote takes place this Thursday. Let the government shut-down instead!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekly Polls - New Trend...

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... 19%

  • Strongly Disapprove... 39%

  • Approval Index... -20

Presidential Approval Index
This chart is from

Job Approval Rating

  • 51% favor repeal of ObamaCare.

  • 61% of voters say that enforcing immigration laws would reduce poverty!

  • 55% Say that recipients of food stamps should be required to work.

  • 37% of Liberals Strongly Approve of Obama's performance - down from 63% a year ago!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Remember This...

Ohio: The Next Time You Vote
If you live in Ohio, please remember this before you vote next time. Your State Representative John Boehner (R, OH - who is Speaker of the House of Representatives), promised to cut $100 Billion from the 2011 budget before the November elections. However, after "negotiating" for a new 2011 budget, all he could cut was $78.5 Billion dollars. That isn't fuzzy math, he fell short of $21.5 Billion dollars. These figures are CHUMP CHANGE because the USA has a deficit of $14.5 TRILLION dollars! In a brief interview after the negotiations, Boehner said the agreement "was as good a deal as we could get." What about Your pledge? Screw us!!

My Word is My Bond
Sorry John, but that's NOT WHAT YOU TOLD VOTERS last November! You broke your pledge! You threw your word away to compromise with the Progressives. Your word may not mean anything to you because you're a lying politician with no scruples, but most Americans have honor, integrity, and regard their word as a bond. We recognize what you did. To put it nicely, you're a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! You have no integrity and you are dishonest with yourself and with voters!

Lesson Learned
We learned an important lesson from you and your fellow "Good-Old-Boys" in the Republican Party. WE CAN"T TRUST YOU ANY MORE THAN THE Progressive Democrats! Next election we'll look for someone who will stand by their word. We don't need any more corrupted politicians like you! Americans: Don't keep rewarding BAD BEHAVIOR!

Tea Party Candidates
In the 2012 elections coming up, look for the Tea Party candidates. Stop re-electing the incumbents in either party who do not value their word or lack the integrity or honor we need now on America. Dump the Chumps in 2012! All of them!