Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cap and Trade Will Lead to Capital Flight

Cap and Trade Will Lead to Capital Flight

“In my last column, I joked that with public spending out of control and the piling on of the international bailout bill, economic collapse seems to be the goal of Congress. It is getting harder to joke about such a thing however, as the non-partisan General Accounting Office (GAO) has estimated that the administration’s health care plan would actually cost over a trillion dollars. This reality check may have given us a temporary reprieve on this particular disastrous policy, however an equally disastrous energy policy reared its ugly head on Capitol Hill last week.

The Cap and Trade Bill HR 2454 was voted on last Friday. Proponents claim this bill will help the environment, but what it really does is put another nail in the economy’s coffin. The idea is to establish a national level of carbon dioxide emissions, and sell pollution permits to industry as the Catholic Church used to sell indulgences to sinners. HR 2454 also gives federal bureaucrats new power to regulate a wide variety of household appliances, such as light bulbs and refrigerators, and further distorts the market by providing more of your tax money to auto companies…”

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Monday, June 22, 2009

International Bailout Brings Us Closer to Economic Collapse

“Last week Congress passed the war supplemental appropriations bill. In an affront to all those who thought they voted for a peace candidate, the current president will be sending another $106 billion we don’t have to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan and Iraq, without a hint of a plan to bring our troops home.

Many of my colleagues who voted with me as I opposed every war supplemental request under the previous administration seem to have changed their tune. I maintain that a vote to fund the war is a vote in favor of the war. Congress exercises its constitutional prerogatives through the power of the purse, and as long as Congress continues to enable these dangerous interventions abroad, there is no end in sight, that is until we face total economic collapse…”

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Joe Biden and the Birth Certificate

Can Biden Shed Light on the Birth Certificate?

Biden scheduled to visit Perrysburg
PERRYSBURG - ...Biden will appear at Willard & Kelsey Solar Group headquarters, 1775 Progress Drive, Tuesday to discuss emerging manufacturing opportunities for the middle class during a Middle Class Task Force meeting, according to U.S. Rep. Bob Latta's (R-Bowling Green) office.


Perhaps Vice-President Joe Biden can shed some light on this legitimate question:


Where's the Birth Certificate?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Highway Robbery!

Having just gone through the state of Illinois from Ohio en route to gladly see the Badlands, Custer State Park and Wind Cave in South Dakota (among other places), it now sadly appears I went through a toll trap state! Why? Today I received an appalling "Illinois Tollway Notice of Toll Violation" demanding $62.60!

Highway Robbery: Illinois Toll Traps?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama and Union Bosses

Obama Message to All U.S. Mayors: Union Bosses Are Top Priority

President Barack Obama has sent an unmistakable message to the mayors of America’s financially strapped cities: You had better think twice before opposing unreasonable union demands. The U.S. Conference of Mayors held its annual meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, this week to discuss the current economic crisis, but top officials from the Obama Administration were noticeably absent.It seems Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, and other high ranking Obama aides were set to attend the conference before deciding that they would heed requests by International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union bosses to boycott. The union bosses are unhappy that the Democrat mayor of Providence has refused to give in to their outrageous union contract demands as the city faces a budget crisis.

Big Labor Moves to Forcibly Unionize America’s First Responders
In a statement, National Right to Work Committee president Mark Mix pointed out that Obama cosponsored the Police & Fire Monopoly Bargaining Bill, a bill that would override state and local laws in 27 states and could result in forcing every police officer and firefighter in the country under union boss control.

"If Big Labor succeeds in passing the Police and Firefighter Monopoly Bargaining Bill, stories like what’s going in Providence are going to be repeated all over the country. It’s going to result in outrageous union boss demands, higher taxes, and more and more cities going bankrupt," said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee.

"If mayors don’t want this to happen to their cities, they better start contacting their U.S. Senators right away. The Obama administration is more than willing to ram it down their throats for the benefit of nobody but Big Labor."

By refusing to come to this meeting of mayors to discuss the economy, ways to gain new jobs and deal with budget shortfalls, the Obama Administration is clearly saying they don’t care. The only people they care about are the union bosses."

That could hardly have been clearer considering their refusal to attend the Conference of Mayors this weekend," added Mix.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Congressman Paul's Texas Straight Talk

Moving Towards Tobacco Prohibition

“Last week, another bill was passed and signed into law that takes more of our freedoms and violates the Constitution of the United States. It was, of course, done for the sake of the children, and in the name of the health of the citizenry. It’s always the case that when your liberty is seized, it is seized for your own good. Such is the condescension of Washington. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act will give sweeping new powers over tobacco to the FDA. It will require everyone engaged in manufacturing, preparing, compounding, or processing tobacco to register with the FDA and be subjected to FDA inspections, which is yet another violation of the Fourth Amendment…”

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Congressman Paul's Texas Straight Talk: GM, Amtrak and an Increasingly Fascist America

GM, Amtrak and an Increasingly Fascist America
“Last week, General Motors finally declared bankruptcy. Many in government thought $20 billion in taxpayer dollars would save the company, but as predicted, it only postponed the inevitable. The government will dump another $30 billion into GM and take a 60% controlling interest for it. Public officials are now involving themselves in tactical business decisions such as where GM’s headquarters should move and what kind of cars it will build.
The promise that this is temporary and will eventually be profitable is supposed to ease the American people into accepting this arrangement, but it is of little comfort to those who remember similar promises when the American taxpayers bought Amtrak…”

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Fight Government Encroachment into Healthcare!

Ron Paul:

“With a faltering economy, and skyrocketing costs, healthcare continues to be a critical issue for all Americans. Unfortunately government encroachment into the doctor/patient relationship is poised to exacerbate our problems with healthcare.

As an OB/GYN with over 30 years of experience in private practice, I understand that one of the foundations of quality healthcare is the patient's confidence that all information shared with his or her healthcare provider will remain private. And yet, the Federal Government plans to undermine this trust with establishment of mandatory electronic medical records collections and “unique health identifier” numbers assigned to all Americans. Funding for this program was among the numerous provisions jammed into the stimulus bill rushed through Congress earlier this year…”

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Revolution on its way

The Next American Revolution
by Warren "Bones" Bonesteel

In a military.com poll regarding Lt. Easterling's objections over Obama's constitutional eligibility to be president the last number is the one to focus on. For anywho who is in possession of a few basic facts and has an un-biased knowledge of American and world history, the outcome was very revealing. A government that doesn't have a unified standing military to back its power has no dictatorial power over the citizens of the nation it governs. You see, the argument has been made that if Obama is not Constitutionally qualified to be president, that we are no longer living in a constitutional democracy, let alone in a constitutional republic. Thus, the argument leads inevitably to one conclusion: we are effectively being ruled by a dictatorship. The social and political contracts are thus openly broken, null and void, and cannot be readily or peacefully repaired. In such a case, the only powers left to the government are those of force and of coercion. Without a unified standing military and/or a unified and militarized police force, such a government has no effective power over the population. With the first premise in place, the second premise is one of mere historical reality.

In the un-scientific military.com poll, 37% of the respondants are currently 'uncommitted.' Once the violence begins, they will be forced to make decision. Many of them will simply desert their posts and go home, as was the case in both The Revolutionary War and The Civil War. Others will leave their active-duty units, either legally or illegally, and join their home state's national guard units or create of join ad hoc militia units. Before all is said and done, I think that most of that 37% will jump on the Constitutional, anti-government bandwagon. That said, a significant percentage of that same 37% probably consist of the 'don't rock the boat' personalities. Which way any of them jumps will have a bearing on the potential outcomes of any peaceful or violent conflict that will arise as a result of the first two premises.

Also, if (when) another civil war begins in America, expect most of the fifty states to recall their national guard units from any deployment, providing that those units are able to arrange sufficient transportation. Those members of the regular reserves will also have some difficult choices to make.

Keep well in mind that the people who operate military.com lean well to the left of the political center. Like the Marine Corps Times, The Army Times, etc., they are privately owned and operated and their editors, their publishers, and most of their contributors, are comprised of left-leaning journalists. They alone initiated this poll about Lt. Easterling and framed the questions and bear responsibility for the results. Their questions were not based upon the known facts or upon the historical evidence, but the results are interesting, even so...
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