President Obama is America’s #1 enemy. In just 4 years he oversaw a larger budget deficit than President Bush did in 8 and is on track to double Bush’s record. Obama’s Justice Department ignores enforcement of our voting, marriage, immigration and other laws. His Environmental Protection Agency regulations hamstring job creation. Carbon, coal, ethanol and other mandates have increased food, fuel, electricity and numerous other costs. His Affordable Health Care Act is poised to make health care unaffordable and Obamacare mandates directly assault religious freedom. His Fed printing money to the tune of $85 billion a month is devaluing our currency. Total employment is the lowest since the late 90’s or any time during the previous presidency. Real unemployment is North of 14%. Household income is in decline and the next generation will be less well off. His promises are mostly worthless, Congressman Stupak (Obamacare), Sean Smith’s Mom (Benghazi) and many many more. Those on the government dole keep hitting new highs and China is on the verge of replacing the US as the world’s #1 economy. No one in our entire history has done more to destroy our country than our current President. Regretfully he did keep his promise to fundamentally transform America.
April 13th, 2013 — National Politics
March 15th, 2013 — Connecticut
History repeats itself. Given our unsustainable national debt – nearing $17 trillion and climbing – America is dying. We bicker over entitlement spoils as we pile up trillion-dollar deficits. Government is our daddy. Enforced equality rather than liberty is the new mantra.
In 1970, the average annual income was $9,350 per year, the average home cost $23,400, a gallon of gas cost 36 cents and the average car cost $3,900.
In 2012 the average median income is $50,964, the average home costs $146,000, gas averages $3.43 a gallon and the average car now costs $30,303.
Incomes went up 545 percent but the average home went up 623 percent. Gasoline went up 953 percent, and the average car went up 777 percent. Median income peaked in 1999 at $54,932.
Inflation outpaces income, by a huge margin. It’s why it seems like you work harder and harder and have less. It’s also why it seems like previous generations made less and had more. It’s true. Why? Inflation wasn’t as great then as it is now. And it’s going to get even worse.
Our government’s redistribution of shrinking wealth at the expense of the private sector is more destructive than even it’s most deadly enemy.
Sickened as we all are by the Newtown CT School shootings, I dare to put it into perspective. Abortion also kills children, call these babies whatever you like to salve your conscience, the reality is they are as much children as those who were senselessly murdered by a deranged individual. Sadly, abortion kills over 54,545 times as many children every year, over 54,559,615 since Roe vs. Wade, 3,287 will be murdered today alone!
Why is there no outrage over the 1.2 million children who are legally murdered each and every year with the blessing of the same government that wants to confiscate our guns?
23 million Americans have no job. 46 million are living on food stamps. Our national debt is obscene. The U.S. government has lost its triple-A credit rating… and we are approaching a “fiscal cliff” in which hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts will strike another blow to our wounded economy.
America is getting older and is entering a state of decline. Political analysts see the nation bifurcating along “makers” and “takers” lines and like it or not, every man, woman, and child in the country is represented by an interest group. And the proliferation of interest groups eventually spells doom for the societies they inhabit.
What is an “interest group”? James Madison, said it best with his definition of “faction” in Federalist 10, as comprising “a number of citizens, whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community” .
First, America’s mammoth federal government constitutes an interest group itself, which means it does all the things other public and private groups do to protect itself. Second, about half of the population receives some form of aid from the federal government, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Dependence on Government, and these recipients constitute perhaps the most behemoth group of them all. Third, close to one-half of the entire population does not pay federal-income taxes, a figure that climbed from 12 percent in 1969 to 34.1 percent at the beginning of the Bush administration to its current figure as President Obama starts his second term.
To recap, special interest groups within a society have little or no incentive to make any significant sacrifices in the interest of the society in which they exist. There is no constraint on the social cost such an organization will find it expedient to impose on the society in the course of obtaining a larger share of the social output for itself. This means nothing less than it says: a group will kill its host before relinquishing even a modicum of benefits for itself.
Hostess Brands, Inc., forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets puting 18,500 out of work, is an excellent example. “Unfortunately, the company’s operating and financial problems were so severe that it required steep concessions from a variety of stakeholders but not all stakeholders were willing to be constructive,” said Ken Hall, the Teamsters’ Secretary-Treasurer. So much for our naïve notions about how interest groups proclaim to represent some greater good.
Taken from many sources and I apologize for lack of attribution.
October 19th, 2012 — Connecticut
October 2nd, 2012 — Connecticut
Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist.
October 1st, 2012 — Nationwide
October 1st, 2012 — National Politics
Solyndra* – Received $535 million DOE loan and $25.1 million in California tax credit. Bankrupt: September 2011
Abound Solar* – Received part of a $60 million grant under the Bush administration, and was awarded a $400 million loan under Obama in December of 2010. Abound was awarded a $9.2-million loan from the Export-Import Bank in July 2011. Bankrupt: June 2012
Beacon Power* – Received more than $25 million in DOE grants and a DOE loan for $43 million. Bankrupt: October 2011
AES Eastern Energy/Energy Storage* – Received $17.1 million DOE conditional commitment on August 2, 2010. Bankrupt: December 31, 2011.
Amonix – Received $6 million in federal tax credits a $15.6 million grant from the DOE for research and development. Bankrupt: July 18, 2012.
Azure Dynamics* – Received millions in stimulus funds and over $1.7 million in Michigan state tax credits. Bankrupt: March 27, 2012
Babcock & Brown* – Received $178 million in the largest federal (1603) stimulus wind grant in December 2009. Placed into voluntary liquidation: March 13, 2009.
Energy Conversion Devices Inc./Uni-Solar – Received a $13.3 million Stimulus tax credit. Bankrupt: February 2011.
Ener1* – Received a $118.5 million DOE Stimulus grant. Bankrupt: January 26, 2011.
Evergreen Solar, Inc.* – Received Stimulus funds, grants, tax-credits, low-interest loans and subsidies. Bankrupt: August 15, 2011
Konarka Technologies Inc. – Received $20 million in grants from government agencies such as the DOE and the Pentagon. Bankrupt: June 4, 2012.
Raser Technologies – Received $33 million Treasury Department Stimulus grant. Bankrupt: May 2, 2011.
SpectraWatt* – Received $500,000 grant from the Renewable Energy Lab via the Stimulus. Bankrupt: August 23, 2011
Stirling Energy Systems – Received $7 million from a federal renewable-energy grant and was eligible for nearly $10.5 million in manufacturing tax credits. Bankrupt: September 28, 2011.
Thompson River Power LLC – Received $6.5 million in Stimulus funds from Section 1603. Bankrupt: July 2, 2012.