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Tea Party vs. Occupying Deadbeats
October 11th, 2011 12:20 pm

As I say repeatedly… I strongly support the First Amendment… it’s the best tool for identifying idiots. As you’re watching this video, make a note of the “tolerance” of the liberal idiots.

I love the fact that when faced with an actual debate on the facts, liberal morons resort to simply two-line chants. It’s as if their tiny monkey brains can’t hold more than those basic rhyming refrains, so their handlers keep it simple for them.

Useful idiots.

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Groundhog Day…
February 2nd, 2011 10:28 am

Punxsutawney Phil looked for his shadow this morning and instead saw Obama is still in the White House…

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which means two more years of recession.
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The Emergency of Arrogance
November 6th, 2010 12:54 pm

In an interview on 60 Minutes, Barack Obama justified his administration’s bankrupting spending spree on circumstances beyond his control. Throwing his hands up and claiming he didn’t want to have to do it, he told Steve Kroft he was forced to because of an emergency situation:

“…we were taking these steps not because of some theory that we wanted to expand government. It was because we had an emergency situation and we wanted to make sure the economy didn’t go off a cliff.”

Really? That’s an interesting explanation considering back on February 24, 2009, Obama had a strikingly different tone about his bankrupting policies:

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s moment came at a White House meeting with congressional leaders on day three of the new Administration. He handed President Barack Obama a list of ideas to fix the economy. Pointing to a small business tax-cut item, Obama said: “We disagree on tax policy.” When Cantor tried to justify his own position, Obama responded: “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”

So the arrogant community organizer in chief has gone from “my way or the highway” to “I didn’t want to do it, I had to do it”.

Nevertheless, the new talking point is now that Democrats had to blow your grandchildren’s future due to an emergency situation. Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with Dianne Sawyer, has apparently gotten the talking points, too:

She predicted Obama will serve eight years, and in language Obama used almost word for word earlier in the day at his press conference, said he will “demonstrate to the American people that what we had to do in the short term is because we had an emergency situation; some interpret it as too activist. It was an emergency and it saved us from a depression.”

Nevermind that the emergency was created by the Democrats, themselves.

Is there anyone out there not suffering from brain damage that thinks Democrats would’ve spent any less had the economy still been trucking along like it was before Democrats took control of Congress in 2006? Of course, not. Afterall, elections have consequences, right?

So let’s look at some of the items Democrats spent your grandchildren’s money on in response to this emergency:

$246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.

$650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.

$88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).

$600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

$150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.

$75 million for “smoking cessation activities.”

$25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.

$500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River.

$10 million to inspect canals in urban areas.

$6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings.

$160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

$5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

And much more… And this list doesn’t even include the millions of dollars in stimulus checks sent to dead people.

Or the Multi-trillion dollar healthcare fiasco that will raise healthcare costs. Addressing an emergency… or creating one?

Let’s not forget the emergency date night Obama and his wife went on, costing taxpayers several hundred thousands dollars.

Just this week, the University of New Hampshire announced that is has received $700,000 from the federal government to study… cow burps. Emergency, huh?

And the latest emergency? Obama and his wife had to take a vacation to Asia. The cost has been disputed (but we know he didn’t use Travelocity) around $2 Billion. This includes a handful of jumbo jets, some warships, several five-star hotels fully booked and enough pomp and circumstance to even make Roman Emperors blush.

Just remember all of this when Obama claims his liberal spending policies with your money is not something of his choosing, but simply his response to an economic emergency.

Elections have consequences.

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Flashback to January 4, 2007, when Nancy Pelosi gave her inaugural address as the new Speaker of the House:

“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”

Yeah… nevermind.

At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2007, Pelosi’s first day as speaker, the national debt was $8,670,596,242,973.04 (8.67 trillion), according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department. At the close of business on Oct. 22, it stood at $13,667,983,325,978.31 (13.67 trillion), an increase of 4,997,387,083,005.27 (or approximately $5 trillion).

This was, of course, the same speech that included her promise to drain the ethics swamp…

“In order to achieve our new America for the 21st century, we must return this House to the American people. So our first order of business is passing the toughest congressional ethics reform in history. This new Congress doesn’t have 2 years or 200 days. Let us join together in the first 100 hours to make this Congress the most honest and open Congress in history. 100 hours.”

Again… nevermiiiiiind.

But as her party defends its record with its majority in jeopardy, two prominent Democrats await ethics trials. Two other party members gave Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to relatives. Most importantly, lobbyists, corporations and special interests still have unimpeded ways to buy access to members of Congress.

Rangel, former chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, is charged with financial and fundraising misconduct, and has acknowledged some ethical lapses.

Waters, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, is contesting allegations that she sought federal aid for a bank where her husband is an investor.

Recent news reports also revealed that Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., awarded Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to relatives. The foundation has close ties to the Congressional Black Caucus, although it is run separately as a tax-exempt organization.

And last week former lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, who helped defense clients secure government contracts, pleaded guilty to illegally funneling more than $380,000 in campaign contributions to House members controlling the Pentagon’s budget. Three top Democrats he worked with - Jim Moran of Virginia, Peter Visclosky of Indiana and the late John Murtha of Pennsylvania - directed $137 million in defense contracts to the lobbyist’s clients.

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Over the course of 8 years, Democrats managed to blame Bush for everything… natural disasters, school shootings, car wrecks, wildfires, and now even oil spills that occur two years after he’s left office.

This mantra continues into the worst recession America has seen in 60 years. While ignoring the fact that their policies of increased debt, tax hikes, government takeovers, bailouts and entitlements do nothing to stimulate growth, they continue to simply “blame Bush”.

So in that context, let’s just see what Bush and Republicans are to blame for…

January 03, 1995, when Republicans took control of Congress, the Dow opened at 3,834.33. Twelve years later, on January 03, 2007, Democrats took over with the Dow at 12,459.54 - up 225%. And after just two years of Democrat control in Congress, the Dow had managed to shed 36%, down to 7,949.09. Yet, somehow this is Bush’s fault.

When Democrats took control in 2007, unemployment was at 4.4%… since then it’s more than doubled to over 10%. Yet, somehow this is Bush’s fault.

The National Debt was $4.8 trillion when Democrats seized control of Congress, and in just two short years, and with the help of gaining a Democrat colleague in the White House to provide a rubber stamp, they proceeded to skyrocket the debt to well over $12 trillion. Yet, somehow this is Bush’s fault.

Many DNC talking points not only blame Bush policies, but incorrectly claim that the financial meltdown was a result of those so-called “failed Bush policies”. In fact, George W. Bush publicly called for reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 17 times in 2008 alone. And who stood in the way? Democrats controlling Congress, of course.

And who were the top recipients of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

#1 - DEMOCRAT Chris Dodd
#2 - DEMOCRAT Barack Obama
#3 - DEMOCRAT John Kerry

Keep that in mind when you watch this video again…

Yet, somehow this is all Bush’s fault.

Democrats on the campaign trail keep asking Americans… “Do you want to return to the policies of George W. Bush and Republicans?”

I’d venture to say the answer is a resounding, “YES!” Bring back a DOW over 12,000, unemployment under 6%, and the greatest economic expansion in decades.

Si se puede!

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And now, another lesson from a leader in the economy-killing Democrat party:

But come to think of it, maybe she’s not completely wrong… afterall, I would agree that jobs would likely get created much faster if SHE were collecting an unemployment check.

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Obama’s finally getting around to admitting what he’s doing to, and how he feels about, this great country.

From disliking the idea that America is a dominant military superpower…

“Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower…”

…to admitting that his policies are going to insure we never return to the times of unprecedented economic growth and success.

Part of this global rebalancing is that they’re going to have to make some decisions as well about how they are approaching their domestic markets. And, you know, part of the bargain that we’re trying to strike within the G-20 framework is to say, “Look, we’ve got to take on our responsibilities in terms of improving our savings rate. You, on the other hand, have to recognize that a purely export-driven strategy of economic growth is not going to work, in that American consumers are just not going to be in the same position, and the American government is not going to be in the same position, that it’s been in over the last several years.

You wanted change… you got it.

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Representation Without Taxation
April 13th, 2010 6:44 am

There really are two Americas… the one that works hard, pays the taxes and demands fiscal responsibility of its representatives… the other sits back and mooches off the other.

It’s no coincidence, then, that while 47% of U.S. households pay NO federal income taxes at all, 45% feel like their tax burden is “about right”. Of course they think it’s “about right”…in fact, the bottom 40 percent, on average, make a profit from the federal income tax, meaning they get more money in tax credits than they would otherwise owe in taxes. For those people, the government sends them a payment. While the other 53% foot the bill.

It’s also no surprise how the two Americas come down on the massive new entitlement program called Obamacare… 58% favor repealing it, while 38% think it’s “about right”.

There’s been an old quote widely circulated on the Internet over the years that sums this phenomenon up pretty well.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

Democrats are champions of the freeloaders. Unfortunately for them, they’re running out of our money. Fortunately for us, they’re also running out of time.

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The “Stimulus” - One Year Later
February 17th, 2010 5:31 am

This time last year, the Community Organizer in Chief was running around the country manufacturing a sense of urgency to pass a $787 billion bill that he claimed was needed to fix the American economy…

It worked, similar to the way a veternarian “fixes” a dog.

He promised that if the bill passed, 3.5 million jobs would be “saved or created” by the end of 2010.

Now, what makes this recovery plan so important is not just that it will create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years, including 60,000-plus here in Colorado. It’s that we’re putting Americans to work doing the work that America needs done –- (applause) — in critical areas that have been neglected for too long; work that will bring real and lasting change for generations to come.

And one year later… 4.02 million jobs have been LOST… which means his urgent, must-pass-it-now-or-we-all-die stimulus plan must create 7.52 million jobs in the next 10 months to keep his promise.

So naturally the Obama administration is projecting historical growth based on the success of the legislation he said was urgently needed, right? Wrong.

President Barack Obama’s top economic advisers offered a cautious forecast on Thursday that U.S. job gains for 2010 will average 95,000 a month, with analysts expecting hiring to expand by spring.

That would mean he falls just 6.57 million jobs short of the promised benefits of passing the Generational Theft Act of 2009.

Part of Obama’s sales pitch in pleading for quick passage of the stimulus bill was that if passed, it would keep unemployment below 8%… and if it didn’t pass, unemployment would jump.

In the absence of stimulus, the economy could lose another 3 to 4 million more. Thus, we are working to counter a potential total job loss of at least 5 million. Even with the large prototypical package, the unemployment rate in 2010Q4 is predicted to be approximately 7.0%, which is well below the approximately 8.8% that would result in the absence of a plan.

At the time of his sales pitch, unemployment was at 7.7%… after passage of the bill that was supposed to halt unemployment, it has since topped out at over 10%… and that’s not even considering the folks who’ve given up looking for a job since the bill was passed (putting the real unemployment figure somewhere north of 16%)

Obama said the effects of the bill would be widespread… and he was right. Since its passage, all 50 states have experienced an increase in jobless rates.

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally higher in December. Forty-three states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month unemployment rate increases, four states registered rate decreases, and three states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the year, jobless rates increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Not bad return on a $787 billion investment, huh? Oh, actually, the number’s been revised and the cost of this disater is actually now $862 billion. But what’s a hundred billion or so when the money is being put to such good use.

Perhaps the delta between what was promised and what was delivered is just a simple statistical error. Maybe the Bureau of Labor Statistics researchers just haven’t visited 440 nonexistent Congressional Districts that received $6.4 billion in funds .

In its latest computer glitch, the Obama administration’s much-ballyhooed accounting system for the $1.2 trillion stimulus law detailed government spending in 39 congressional districts in Texas — a state that, in reality, has 32 congressional districts. More than $14 million in mystery money is attributed to seven phantom congressional districts, including the mysterious and fictional District 00.

Nationally, the recovery.gov site has mistakenly attributed $6.4 billion in stimulus spending to 440 nonexistent districts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and even four American territories, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan government oversight group watchdog.org.

Whew, just a data entry error on the Stimulus website… a website that cost taxpayers $18 million, by the way.

So one year after Obama breathlessly warned us that if the Stimulus Bill didn’t get passed, the economy would be in worse shape, we have an economy saddled by enormous debt, negative job growth and a declining morale all tracked on an overprice and inaccurate government-run website. What’d you expect from a guy who’s receiving on-the-job-training in the White House?

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