Posts Tagged ‘Redistribution of Wealth’

BUT IT’S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GAIN CONTROL

September 30, 2019

President Trump says nasty things about virtually everybody he believes has attacked him or his ideas without warrant. It matters naught who it is, what color their skin or from where they come. It is him reacting to what he believes is untrue or wrong. Therefore, he must be impeached.

He was accused of “attacking women of color” because he said some uncomely things about THE SQUAD. The media, every democrat and P.C. analyst wrote and spoke about his being a racist for weeks due to a couple of tweets and live sound bites. He was called a racist, xenophobe, misogynist, white supremacist and Hitler for his pronouncements.

Could it be that he felt the four made idiotic suggestions about how much more money could be sucked out of the pockets and bank accounts of taxpayers? Might it be that they want government control of that money and your life? “The Green New Deal” would be 100% ineffectual because the U.S. is only a part of the world’s CO2 emissions caused by manufacturing and consumption of petroleum based products.

The squad, by their proposal, intimate that the U.S. can eliminate green house gasses and therefore eliminate the need for all other countries’ responsibility for emission reduction. They say that if we spend trillions of dollars on the effort, others will follow and do their part.

Human nature and history show us that, in fact, those other countries are likely to say, “Good job America, now we don’t have to waste our resources because you’ve done such a fantastic job”. Here I’d like to reference China’s adherence to the Paris Climate Accord. China (where people must often wear masks to breathe) agreed to continue creating greater pollution until a peak is reached in 2030.

He might have demeaned the people when he suggested that they “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” https://bizarroworldusa.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/news-alert-how-lies-become-truths/

While some of the greatest emitters of carbon based pollutants are truly reducing their emissions, their production and their economies are faltering. More manufacturing is being done in the U.S. since the accord was reached yet we are still reducing the total pollution despite the increase in production.

Don’t even get me started on bovine flatulence. I, too, have been known to eat foods such as legumes and grains that cause gaseous emissions.

It might be said that the current attempt is to make the president into something other than he really is. Of the past week or so, we have seen the media and socialists in office attempt to make a story out of a phone call. They have used hearsay, revolving media stories, innuendo and unfounded allegations. They say that he (Trump) tried to get dirt on a political opponent.

I doubt that President Trump is seriously concerned about Joe Biden becoming a viable candidate for president and that he needs dirt to secure re-election. As I see it, the president was suggesting that an investigation into corruption, money laundering, coercion and perhaps even bribery be re-opened. The subject of the investigation just happens to be a candidate unlikely to be the Democrat presidential nominee. It’s the corruption, not fear of Joe Biden, just as the comments about the squad had nothing to do with their gender, skin color or heritage. They happen to be socialists and he believes Americans are better off under a law and order capitalist society and democratic republic not a socialist controlled authoritarian regime.

I’M TAKING MY FEW DOLLARS OUT OF THE BANK!

February 25, 2019

Before the next election, I will be burying a Folgers can with my few dollars of folding cash in the back yard for protection. I realize I may lose a couple of cents in interest on my lifetime savings, but it’s better than losing all of my lifetime savings.

The Marxist/Socialists embedded within our government and those running for office from the President down to dog catcher are promising free everything and guaranteed income to cover the cost of “free”. If enough of them are elected to offices across the land, Venezuela might look good.

The public indoctrination centers have done such a good job of instituting equality for all without concern for production or participation that about 70% of college graduates now expect all for naught. They are the generation that will be running the government and taking money from the rich (i.e. those with money in banks and investments) to help themselves under the guise of helping those of lesser means. It’s the only way to pay for all the free…for a while.

We, of sound mind, should all be deeply concerned. Win or lose, the field of progressives with Marxist ideals offering Socialist programs with identity overtones is a danger to all. Progressivism began in the late 19th century and gained firm root in the 1920s and 1930s. While many politicians still claim to be Progressives, their ideology has morphed into the socialism Karl Marx imagined.

Of late, the campaign promises, pledges and assurances are becoming more and more hideous to those of us with a respect for personal independence and responsibility. But any and all of their goals are possible given the driving force behind them. The past three to four generations have been taught that wishing yourself a good grade gives you a good grade; that showing up for class is enough to move one to the next grade or graduation; participating is sufficient to receive a trophy and effort is not considered a virtue. They are the ones who will vote themselves and their friends more and more “free” until the treasury cannot print money fast enough.

A quick, overview but nowhere near comprehensive or complete look at some of the proposals:

  1. Minimum wage for all workers – your value to the company or your employer is of no consequence. Being an employee warrants a “living wage” no matter what you contribute or produce.

  2. Universal Basic Income (UBI) – select people deemed by the ruling class as “needy” receive a guaranteed amount of money from the government regularly. This differs from SNAP, EBT, WICS etc. because there is no expectancy that the recipient will use the money to satisfy the needs of nutrition for children or adults. The guaranteed income is distributed to enhance the perceived wealth of the recipient.

  3. Free education – this is a classic. High school graduates, of any income level, are welcomed into state supported colleges and universities despite any academic abilities or achievements throughout their previous educational endeavors. There is no tuition paid to the schools or any financial institutions by the students thus there is no drive for performance.

  4. Medicare for all – no pay, no co-pay, no premiums. Absolute and complete medical care on demand for every person within the identified confines of the United States. It matters naught how or why a person arrived here. They are here and they are entitled to the best health medicine can provide. Every person has the right to health no matter how they have treated their bodies throughout life or how they will continue to treat their bodies.

  5. Borderless country – all people are people of the world. There should be no restrictions on migration throughout the Americas.

  1. The Green New Deal – beyond the wild dreams listed in 1-5 and below, this will surely bankrupt the country. Zero emissions by 2050 is an impossible Utopian dream. For example, current studies indicate that the manufacturing process for automobile batteries today emits more pollutants than what is produced by an internal combustion engine over 100,000 driving miles. While the life expectancy for batteries in an all electric car is currently hovering around 200,000 miles across the various manufacturers, the recycling and disposal of them is also environmentally harmful. Progressives will undoubtedly over-regulate the amount of pollutants allowed in the manufacturing and disposal processes to the point of self-defeat.

  2. Reparations – apparently the people of the U.S. have left too much money in the coffers of the Treasury Department. Leftists want to share that with people whose distant ancestors were enslaved over 200 years ago. They also want to include forgiveness payments to the indigenous people of the Americas, from South America to Canada including Greenland and Iceland. This may also be carried to residents of lands and countries in which our soldiers fought wars on behalf of our foreign brethren.

  3. Universal child care – exclusively for those women who didn’t take advantage of the free abortion to rid their bodies of an unwanted fetal mass. They can park the resultant child daily in a government run early indoctrination facility. This free service will provide parental separation services in preparation for the government run grade school system.

I’m not suggesting a run on the banking system right now, but these socialist policies will most certainly cause a monetary implosion that will affect everyone who has worked hard and saved a little something. Keep a close eye on the political maneuvering over the next few months. The indications of financial demise will be obvious.

These proposed policies extend well beyond, and are far more costly than, anything that has ever been tried, and those other attempts have all failed. Vladimir, Karl, Joseph, Benito, Mao, Fidel and Hugo would all be proud of the way the left is destroying the greatest socioeconomic/political structure man has ever devised.

Please excuse me but I have to go buy a can of coffee now.

 

OVERWHELM THE SYSTEM 2018 STYLE

October 29, 2018

In 1966, Richard Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven, developed a strategy to overload the public Welfare system and precipitate a crisis leading to the replacement of the system with a national guaranteed income that, in their minds, would end poverty in the U.S. This became well known as “The Cloward and Piven Strategy”.

Need it be said that they were both professors indoctrinating the leaders of today with the ways of Communism. As teachers at the Columbia University School of Social Work, they were able to instill Utopian thoughts in the accepting minds of today’s Progressive/Socialist/Democrats.

Their ploy has since become the mainstream thought and platform of the current Democrat party. As president, Obama did his level best to over-regulate private business causing mass unemployment and need for government “safety net” programs. With the help of community organizers, President Obama increased the demand on the nation’s entitlement Welfare system and carried the concept of induced poverty to include WICS, section 8 housing subsidies, Obamaphones and encouraged many former workers to partake of disability payments through the Social Security fund.

One Democrat, Senator Ben Cardin, recently suggested that we welcome the hordes of impoverished Central and South Americans of the caravan into our country, thus, further straining our current resources. Beyond that, he also called for “investing” more U.S. income earners’ money by giving the thieves heading the pseudo-democratic socialist dictatorships of our neighbors to the south greater opportunity to continue the practices that harm the citizenry of those countries.

Today’s amplified and exaggerated version of the strategy promulgated by the pair of anarchists envelopes more than the monetary subsidies extended by federal agencies. It is also burdening education, health care and the court systems. It is straining the civil, criminal and federal courts by introducing otherwise illegal foreigners to the courts in addition to citizens and legal residents.

Currently, there is said to be a backlog in the immigration courts exceeding 700,000 cases. Add to that the human procession estimated at 7,000-10,000 headed north from Mexico’s southern border. Their intent (actually the intent of the multi-billionaire globalists funding the incursion) is to destroy our sovereignty; to break down the borders that define our country and create chaos and anarchy. Many, if not most, of the intruders will be awarded benefits paid for by you and your fellow citizens.

The socialists among our population and elected leaders are destined to use the inevitable “crisis” created to further their goals of remaking our country into one from which people, in just a few short years, will try to escape.

There is only a week left to mark your ballot for continued economic growth, prosperity and rule of law or the likeness of Venezuela.

NOV. 6, 2018: THE DATE TO CLEAN HOUSE…AND SENATE…AND INTEL AGENCIES…AND, AND, AND…

December 2, 2017

The people we elect to the House and Senate must be the best possible representatives from each district and state. They should be leaders within their community. They must be of high morals and integrity. Their history might include volunteer work; graciously giving of their time without compensation. They may be, but should not be, chosen because they are the wealthiest, best known or most easily recognized unless they have a lengthy and demonstrated history of doing what is best for others. National celebrity is not a qualification for ranking government office. Career politicians need not apply!

Term limits is an expression we often hear regarding our legislative branch. Unfortunately, the ones charged with setting limits on how long a person is able to take taxpayer money without genuine responsibility for its proper use are those who want to keep doing it for as long as possible. Many have known no job other than politics or living off the public dole in some capacity, e.g. community organizer. Some are approaching a half century in office. One is beyond that mark. This is not service to the country, this is the cancerous growth of a government barnacle.

We the People” need to come together in an Article V Convention of States to formally amend the guidelines that govern our nation and those who administer the guidelines. The convention must set limits of tenure for our representatives and define responsibility and accountability for those people we authorize to make decisions on our behalf. The Convention must be a forum open to the citizens, not just the public parasites previously elected.

One such suggestion for serious consideration is three two-year terms for House members and two four-year terms for the Senate. After service, the departing members are entitled to the retirement they have funded along with a taxpayer match of $1 for every $3 they invest in themselves.

Additionally, we need an ethics committee made up, not of shoulder and elbow rubbing peers, but honest people from various walks of life who are interested in true public service with a sincere interest in the best, most honest and dependable government imaginable. Without regard for political mindset (however, political activism is a preclusion), it is possible to assemble intelligent people whose primary vocation is among the various construction trades, hospitality, sales, finance, transportation, agriculture, sports, education or any field other than law and politics.

Those people selected for the ethics committee must be thoroughly vetted by their community, local and federal law enforcement before their names are submitted for consideration.

The position on the committee should be a commitment termed at three years. For the sake of continuity, the first, and only the first, body having individual engagement commitment of 1, 2 and 3 years. The positions cannot be a predicate or stepping stone for political office. The committee might be made up of credible people currently out of work, those seeking a break from their field to assess the viability of changing to another calling or people simply interested in a strong, sound and honest governing body. The committee must have the capability and authority to remove corrupt, criminal or dishonorable elected and appointed individuals from the payrolls of the American taxpayer.

We need term limits to suppress the corruption that longevity breeds within our elected officials. These changes will not happen from within, they must come from and be controlled by “We the People”.

While lawyers might be the most knowledgeable about legalese, the laws need to be written such that the average person can read and understand them. The specificity of language by which we are expected to live our everyday lives can leave no doubt or be ambiguous. When it comes to obeying current laws, we find convoluted language with apertures so gross that any interpretation is possible.

Let us return to a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”.

GOODBYE CALIFORNIA

October 18, 2017

The citizens (and illegal aliens) of California want to secede from the union. What a wonderful happening for those of us who appreciate our nation. They want their sovereignty and we want freedom from their insanity.

Per usual, those of the liberal progressive left who want to become their own country see only the good points of being a nation of their own. They see not what they have already done to the region. They see seaports for trade and beaches for tourism. What they fail to see is the enormous debt liberals have foisted upon their state that must be absorbed solely by the new nation. (As of this writing, the spending exceeds the revenue by more than $28 billion <link> and is ever growing). Clearly, 10% of the state’s population is receiving food stamps (SNAP payments).  Many more also receive federal payments in the form of EBT, WIC, AFDC, SSI, etc.

They ignore the number of companies abandoning the region for more business friendly destinations. They rebuff the fact that the higher wage earners and wealthy retirees are exiting for states with more favorable economies and living conditions. They refuse to see that those people are taking their tax dollars away from the spendthrifts of Sacramento leaving behind a plethora of welfare awardees.

A reasonable person might see that each and every year, the state cries to Washington D.C. and FEMA for federal aid to adjust and offset the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage created by raging wildfires in the summer and flooding and mudslides during the winter months. Sonoma County officials, for example, are encouraging those affected by the recent wildfires to contact FEMA directly. All current federal access would go away and have to be paid by the few remaining California tax contributors.

When President Trump announced that taxpayers would no longer be illegally required to subsidize insurance companies as dictated under Obamacare, California (along with 18 other primarily Democrat controlled states) immediately hit the courts. California allows, even encourages, people in the country illegally to participate in the scheme that makes insurance expensive for the citizen taxpayers of all states.

Not only are nearly 900,000 people on the paid unemployment rolls in California, clearly 10% of the state’s population is receiving federal or combined federal and state welfare subsidies. Meanwhile…lawmakers of the state continue to pad their expense accounts and fund their retirements at the cost of citizens who often cannot even afford adequate housing.

That brings us to the homeless population and the diseases of such. California declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of hepatitis A. At last count, nearly 600 homeless and indigent people have been identified as victims of this disease. Hepatitis A is spread by contact with other infected individuals or consumption of contaminated food or water.

While not confirmed, the CDC is looking into migrant camps where day laborers gather as the source. These camps are often found near construction sites and areas of agriculture. The day laborers tend to spend their largess in areas of lesser affluence, i.e. areas with high homeless populations.

Well, Goodbye California. Here’s hoping you do well on your own.