Archive for March, 2015

IS THERE ANYTHING OBAMA HAS DONE THAT DOES NOT HURT THE COUNTRY?

March 31, 2015

Andrew Klavan pretty much sums up the Obama philosophy in this short video.

http://conservativevideos.com/50-shades-of-barack-obama/

According to the Washington Examiner, Obama’s H-1B and L-1B visa policies for immigration not only suppress American wages, they supplant them with allowable wages far below any state prescribed or federal mandated minimum. Literally, his policies allow, and even promote, slavery in America with the slaves being imported from abroad.  Sound familiar?  Democrats…gotta love ’em!

It’s the quickest way to poverty for all but the truly wealthy and elite.  It’s how to get the ignorant masses dependent on government for their very existence. 

Here’s your gruel.  Now eat up and back to work!

GIVING FREELY v. TAKING UNMERCIFULLY

March 27, 2015

Some liberals, most liberals, don’t understand. They don’t understand anything to do with freedom, responsibility and caring. They cannot comprehend the difference between graciously sharing and stealing. They don’t see the difference between inviting a family member to share a meal and an unknown someone breaking into your home to steal your wallet.

For instance, Rep. Loretta Sanchez tried to justify theft of after tax dollars with the following inane questions.

She asks, “What work requirements are there to inherit up to $10 million tax free?” I ask, “What work requirements are there to receive Welfare?”

Then she asks, “Why is it that [a single mother] should be drug tested, which is an unrelated requirement to receive food assistance, to make sure that her family has enough to eat, and people who are lucky enough to inherit millions of dollars are literally required to do nothing to get the federal tax benefit with their inheritance?”

Ms. Sanchez is, as are so many liberal progressive Democrats, unable to recognize that one group to whom she refers willingly gives after-tax dollars to family members while the second group takes money earned by others for their own personal use. Using her own words, she seems to be okay with taking someone’s hard earned money to buy drugs.  Welfare to druggies is not putting food on the table. It’s taking other people’s money to enable a personal habit or addiction.  It’s another needle between the toes.

Perhaps if the individual on Welfare was tested he or she might have to do something other than spend endless days in la-la land. Maybe they could get a job from someone who inherited a business or started a business with inherited money.

She fails to comprehend that taxes have already been paid on earned money that is passed to family members. Taxing an inheritance is double taxation.

Did she not hear about what happened in Boston Harbor back in 1773? That, too, had to do with a government unduly taxing the hard working people of this country for no reason other than they could.

OBAMACARE v. HEALTH CARE

March 22, 2015

Let me preface this essay with the understanding that doctors, as a whole, are not to blame for the lack of care we are now receiving. Most would like to provide more service than time and reimbursement allows. However, volume is the only way they can pay back their student loans and live a decent lifestyle.

Here’s a comparative sample to illustrate how Obamacare works. WalMart. WalMart is not successful because they offer the quality found at Nordstrom at 20% of the cost. WalMart is successful because virtually anybody can afford a boxed three-piece kitchen appliance set (toaster oven, coffee maker and crock pot) for $39.95.

The appliances from WalMart won’t last as long as those from other manufacturers sold through premium retailers, but they do have a value. However, WalMart is able to sell cheap by buying cheap merchandise by the ship load.

Here’s another example. I once purchased a “lifetime tire rotation, balance and alignment” from Express Tire. I was having a problem with wear on my left front tire which I noted. I watched and measured the tread depth only to see that the left front was continuing to wear unnaturally on the inside. Back to Express Tire again, again, again, and again. This continued over a period of a year and about 12,000 miles before I took the vehicle to an independent shop.

For a single alignment at the independent shop, I paid over half the cost of the lifetime service at Express Tire. However, 5,000 miles later and the tire was wearing normally. When I went back to Dan’s Alignment for a routine maintenance adjustment, Dan shared some valuable information with me. He had worked for a similar outfit when he was younger, but was dissatisfied with what he was able to do for the customers.

There are three settings for alignment, they are camber, caster and toe. All three must be adjusted for proper alignment and tire wear. According to Dan, a common expression at Express Tire, Evans Tire and the like is, “Set the toe and let ‘er go”. Most drivers never know and continue to bring their car back to be sold unneeded ball joints, tie rod ends, struts, bushings, etc. Some even purchase new tires as theirs continue to wear rapidly.

Yes, some people who chose to spend their limited funds on things other than health insurance are now covered under Obamacare. No denying that. Some people who truly could not afford health care are now covered. However, Obamacare is not necessarily health care. It is more like, “Thanks for coming in today. Ooh, that’s a nasty rash. Here’s some ointment, NEXT!” In some cases it might be “Take this pill and sign your will”.

MANDATORY VOTING

March 21, 2015

On Mar. 18, 2015, Obama proposed that it might be transformative if everybody was mandated to vote. (Anything, anything, that changes the structure of this great nation that he seems to dislike is a good thing in his mind.) He said it should be easier to vote, not harder. That pesky Constitution of ours might make mandatory voting a problem. But that doesn’t really seem to be a hurdle for him.

Yes, it would be great if more people took the time to absorb the information necessary to make a cognizant choice at the polls. However, the majority of people today are so self-absorbed that they don’t read the news or follow what happens in the political world. Reading is a real struggle for over 40% of high school graduates. And, how can they pay attention to informative programs when Triple-Headed Magnetic Robots from the Planet Zoom-Zoom is available on YouTube or the latest celebrity is trending on Facebook?

Obama wants them to vote because they are easily influenced. If party “D” tells them everybody will get free stuff and that party “R” is racist, bias, mean-spirited, wants to burn their churches and demean the women, then party “D” has captured a voter. That’s what he wants, nothing else.

He said, “Disproportionately, Americans who skip the polls on Election Day are younger, lower-income and more likely to be immigrants or minorities”. He speaks not, necessarily, about legal immigrants. He seems interested just in the low-income, low-information, low-motivation population who can be commanded by a few sound bites endlessly memed over twitter.

By contrast, I suggest that we make it a bit harder for people to vote since the ignorance of some can have a devastating effect on us all. Perhaps a civics test to acquire a voter registration card is in order. Definitely, proof of citizenship should be enforced.

Why should our elections be decided by those who only want to take money and benefits from various government agencies?  Right now they outnumber those whose performance and tax contributions fund the government. It is one reason for the continued deficit that is driving us toward the bankruptcy of Greece and struggles of Italy with spending at 115% of GDP.  Why should our elections be influenced by foreigners who may return to their home country once the election outcome is announced?

The money that goes into elections is simply to manipulate the pliable minds of the uninformed, thus undecided. Making voting mandatory will not reduce the billions spent on elections, it could well increase it. The need to make some people accept lies and to dominate the mush minds of many can be costly. The greatest marketing tool known is saturation, because there is an implied credibility with repetition.

Once again, Obama has it all wrong!

WEAZELS IN THE WHITE HOUSE

March 16, 2015

According to the New York Post, Bill Clinton is convinced that Valerie Jarrett is behind the leak that spawned the Hillary email scandal.

Anybody as politically ovservant as a gnat knows that Barack is not having sexual relations with that woman…Mrs. Clinton. To be truthful, probably the only reason she got a position in government was to shut her up and keep her out of the way. I’m sure he was hopeful that she wouldn’t Benghazi his administration, but she did and it didn’t help the relationship.

Valerie Jarrett, being the White House HMFIC whether the president is present or not, is just the one to keep the administration running smoothly. If that means eliminating all possibility of Hillary taking over in 2017, she will see to it that Hillary is kneecapped.

As I have said so many times before, I believe Jarrett is in command of the marionette’s strings. Even she may be well down the food chain, but she is there to make sure Obama carries out the orders from her superiors. I’m convinced that George Soros or a Soros type character is at the apex.

Loving Alinsky is not enough to prove she is capable of continuing the Marxist transition to socialism that Barack has begun. Look for someone to come forward from the shadows just as Obama did in 2007 to swoon the progressive Democrats. That is, if Obama doesn’t cause a major uprising and declare martial law so that he can remain Valerie’s figurehead and continue to hold power until the country is completely destroyed transformed.