Comment Last Three
October 31, 2010
The American tax payer has the opportunity to correct what the Obama administration has accomplished in turning our nation into a socialist country. We are not going to take it any more. We do not want big government to run our lives. Below are my ideas of what the new Republican Congress should do to stop all actions by the Obama administration. Obama has been a failure in promoting our nation, creating jobs, and securing our nation.
Republicans have this one opportunity to regain the trust of the American people.
After Election—GOP Priorities
1. Repeal all Obama, Reed, & Pelosi legislative actions
2. Repeal all Obama executive directives and policies (i.e. EPA restrictions)
3. Overhaul our entire voting system to ensure only legal US citizens vote (only once, picture ID, transparency, & military votes are counted)
4. Cut all federal spending by 10% and all foreign aid by 25%
5. Cut taxes, AMT, and other regressive fees and taxes for families & businesses
6. Stop raising the debt limit and balance the budget (except in declared war)
7. Overhaul Social Security (fence the money-don’t put in general fund)
8. Overhaul Fannie and Freddie, and the housing mortgage industry
9. Secure our borders, stop all services and jobs for illegals and anchor babies
10. Put God and Country back into our national focus (no political correctness)
11. Stop putting liberal judges on the bench to degrade our Constitution and laws
12. Term limits for members of Congress, no retirement, cut staff budgets in half
Vote Republican and send a message to Obama--we do not share his Hope and certainly not his Change....
September 08, 2010
Maryland's political future is based on the voters of Montgomery County. Bob Ehrlich has correctly decided that if he wins or comes close to winning in Montgomery County, he will be Governor again. Maryland's future is based on three voting blocks---Baltimore City, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County. It is impossible for a Republican to win in Baltimore or Prince Georges due to the Democrat lock on the black vote. However, a Republican can win Montgomery County due to the diverse number of business owners and highly paid citizens of the county who can decide on issues and not just party.
The unions and the Democrat Party know that Ehrlich can win Montgomery County so they will focus their efforts in this battle ground county. Firefighters from Baltimore and Prince George's County have been pouring money into Montgomery County council races, adding last-minute support to local union brothers who lost out on large raises this year because of Montgomery's budget squeeze.
Council members Marc Elrich and George Leventhal, both at-large Democrats running for reelection, received the same contributions from firefighter political action committees from outside Montgomery: $2,500 from the Baltimore County firefighters, $2,500 from the Baltimore City firefighters, and $3,000 from Prince George's firefighters. O'Malley will have the unions spend large amounts of money in Montgomery County in October up to the election. Unions will be out in force across the county.
Organizers of the PACs said they wanted to support labor-friendly candidates, wherever they are based. Montgomery firefighters -- who made large contributions to those two candidates as well as others -- told their fellow unions whom to support, labor leaders said. This means that these candidates and the unions are NOT business friendly, but want to focus on government jobs and pro-union policies.
"It's part of the MO of firefighters. We support those who support us, period," said Michael Day, president of the Baltimore County Professional Firefighters Association PAC.
Many people in Montgomery say tapping the outside firefighter funds takes advantage of a loophole and undermines state contribution limits. "It's a way to evade the limit on PAC contributions of $6,000," said Council member Phil Andrews (D-Gaithersburg-Rockville), who called the contributions "troubling."
"It sounds like sour grapes to me," said John Sparks, president of Montgomery's local firefighters union. "We're not breaking any laws. We're reaching out to all fellow AFL-CIO unions and firefighter unions throughout the state to encourage them to contribute to firefighter-friendly candidates." Ross Goldstein, deputy administrator of the Maryland Board of Elections, said the contributions are permissible under state law.
The unions want protection and understand that they do not want a Republican governor. "There will be a big push from the public employee unions for pay raises, and tax increases, if necessary, to pay for them," Andrews said. "This is an effort to elect candidates that are most likely to support that if necessary."
Voters in Montgomery County must vote on the issues and must decide if they want more Obamacare, more Obamataxes, and more government. We must change the direction of the state.
July 10, 2010
We wish Iraq well in the formation of their new government. Iraq is an example of what can be accomplished in the Middle East. Democracy and security are priority for the citizens of Iraq in order to get back to a normal life. People in Iraq want peace and a safe place to live with their families. All Muslims must fight the Islamic terrorists who threaten their countries and their citizens.
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Friday that the formation of an Iraqi government was near, four months after an inconclusive election threw the fledgling democracy into its latest political stalemate.
"We hope to form the government in August," said Mr. Allawi, whose secular and Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc narrowly won the most seats in the March 7 vote. "The negotiations between the political groups entered their last phase, and we wish to close this file as soon as possible."
Mr. Allawi made the comments in Beirut after meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
While several questions remain unresolved -- among them, who will be the next prime minister -- any governing coalition is expected to include Mr. Allawi's bloc; incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law alliance; the Iranian-aligned Iraqi National Alliance (INA); and the Kurdish alliance. Combined, the four parties won 293 out of the 325 seats in the Iraqi parliament.
After the election, Mr. al-Maliki's group merged with the third-place INA, giving the super-bloc 159 seats -- four shy of a majority. Since then, Mr. al-Maliki and Mr. Allawi have argued over who has the right to lead the next government.
Last weekend, Vice President Joe Biden urged Iraq's leaders to end the impasse on a visit to Baghdad. They are learning that Democracy is not easy---just like here in the United States.
February 21, 2010
Virginia just elected Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and he is making history by challenging the authority of the federal government. All states should challenge the federal government when the Congress or Executive Branch imposes unfunded mandates, job-killing policies, or outlandish taxes. Examples of this are the Cap and Trade legislation, health care legislation, mandated unemployment payments, raising the debt ceiling that imposes more taxes, and environmental policies that affect jobs.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli took a gutsy and intelligent step Feb. 17 when he petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its ill-advised "finding" that carbon dioxide creates an endangerment for human health. The endangerment finding would let the EPA battle alleged global warming by regulating emissions of CO2, which of course is the gas that every animal and person exhales with every breath. The finding was ludicrous from the start, and now Mr. Cuccinelli makes a reasonable case that it also was unlawful.
"Attorney General Cuccinelli believes that the EPA acted in an arbitrary and capricious fashion and failed to properly exercise its judgment by relying almost exclusively on reports from the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an arm of the United Nations] in attributing climate change to [human-caused] greenhouse gas emissions," the AG's office explains. "The IPCC is an international body that is not subject to U.S. data quality and transparency standards and the IPCC prepared their reports in total disregard to U.S. Standards."
Since the EPA finding was issued, the IPPC's reports have become subject to scandal on multiple fronts. Those scandals reached a crescendo when a British newspaper, the Daily Mail, reported Feb. 14 that "The academic at the center of the 'Climategate' affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble 'keeping track' of the information. ... And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no 'statistically significant' warming."
Obviously, if the EPA were relying on bad data like all of the other climate-change fanatics, it ought to reconsider its plans to further strangle our struggling economy with more unnecessary red tape. Mr. Cuccinelli argues that the EPA failed to meet its responsibility to conduct appropriate cost-benefit analysis, and that the economic harm to American citizens - including Virginians - would outweigh any purported benefits of the new regulations. As the AG put it, "We cannot allow unelected bureaucrats with political agendas to use falsified data to regulate American industry and drive our economy into the ground."
We agree with this challenge to the EPA. States must challenge the federal government in order to restore fiscal responsibility and policies that are good for the nation since Congress is self-centered on their political careers.
February 20, 2010
The government just gave away $3 billion of our tax dollars that they had to borrow from China. Obama's administration is trying to buy votes and is piling up more debt on the American tax payers. The two programs are $1.5 billion for black farmers and $1.5 billion for people with bad mortgage loans.
As a land owner and farmer, there are federal, state, and local programs for farmers. Is it tough to get credit for farming? Yes it is. White farmers have the same credit issues since farming is so risky and costly. The Obama administration has reached a deal with black farmers that could end a decades-long stalemate over alleged racial discrimination by the Agriculture Department.
The agency said the administration is planning to announce a $1.5 billion fund Thursday to compensate blacks who say they were unfairly denied assistance from USDA. President Obama requested the same amount in his budget last year, but the funding stalled in Congress as settlement talks continued. If approved by Congress, it would be the second round of damages stemming from a class-action lawsuit originally settled in 1999. The new money is intended for people who were denied earlier payments, often over missed deadlines.
Is this a political pay off--yes.
In Las Vegas, Obama announced that he was giving an extra $1.5 billion to people who cannot pay their mortgages. This is for Senator Harry Reid's reelection benefit since HUD, Fannie, and Freddie have already been given hundreds of billions for this same issue.
HUD, Fannie, and Freddie (along with ACORN) have a very negative impact on the U.S. economy and it is an issue that has created a multibillion-dollar debt for the American tax payer.
HUD's policies played a key role in causing the housing boom and bust and then the recession in its wake. Weak lending standards on HUD-insured mortgage loans helped fuel risky non-prime lending. HUD also put pressure on banks and the failed housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make risky loans to underqualified borrowers. Thanks to those policies, Fannie and Freddie went bankrupt and already have received $112 billion in taxpayer bailouts.
When will the American tax payer have enough of this free-spending for votes and creating more debt for our nation? The U.S. Congress is reckless, along with this administration as to fiscal policies. Elections in 2010 and 2012 must correct these policies and put individuals in office who are responsible officials. We have had enough of Washington politics and spending as usual. Be responsible with our money.
January 18, 2010
We wish Scott Brown of MA the best of luck tomorrow in his US Senate election. We are asking the Democrats not to "cheat" and use strong-armed tactics like they did in Philadelphia. We want a fair election so the voice of the people is heard, not back-room party ballot stuffing tactics.
Both candidates are having the A-Team come into the state on their behalf. The voters of MA are not only voting for a US Senator, but they are voting on President Obama and his policies. Many people are fearful of Chicago-style politics and a massive takeover of power by the federal government. They do not like the government taking control of private businesses, health care, and our national energy resources. This election will be a protest vote.
Good luck Mr. Brown--hope to see you in Washington, DC.
December 06, 2009
Recently, Ken Cuccinelli won as Attorney General for Virginia. Congrats to Ken and the entire team of "conservative" Republicans. We see this team as the model for the rest of the nation. US citizens must be very afraid of the current administration and its socialist and Marist policies and ideas.
Our nation is founded on Christian beliefs, individualism, and a restricted federal government. States must start challenging the federal government when it comes to bad policies and unfunded mandates for their citizens. Look at the states that are run by Democrats and the states that are run by Republicans. Which states have a poor economy, more welfare, more unions, and more social problems? Typical examples of states that are bankrupt because of liberal Democrats are CA and MI.
Ken has stated that he will challenge the federal government, "If they're worried that I'm going to sue the federal government, their worry is well-placed. If we see an overreaching bill like card check, the president's signature won't be the last fight on that bill."
This is good new for all Virginia and US citizens since the federal government is now spending beyond its means and creates energy, economic, healthcare, citizenship, and other policies or laws that are harmful to all American citizens. The US Congress and the President need a wake-up call and all American citizens must demand that elected officials live up to their oath of office.
April 16, 2009
We taxpaying citizens are fed up with the politicians who keep expanding government, spending recklessly and then ask for more of our hard-earned money. Government officials at the local, state, and federal levels are acting like fiscal dictators. They are expanding government services beyond what is intended for their own pork issues, not what is required by the Constitution.
The energy and displeasure of the millions attending the tea parties across the nation must translate into votes and replace all of the liberal-spending bums at every level of government. The fiscal conservative movement is alive. There must be spending and term limits for the US Congress.
From the park fronting the White House to the California coast, tens of thousands of protesters staged anti-tax "tea parties" to mark tax-filing day and attack the Obama administration's spending plans. President Obama said that he was unaware of the "tea party" protests. Really? Yet he is aware of the DHS memo saying that right wing conservatives are a threat to the nation. How about all of the illegal immigrants who are responsible for murder, ID theft, crime, drugs, gangs, and destroying our schools and medical system?
"We got tired of just talking about it around our kitchen table and thought maybe we should step out and do something," said Susan Fisher, 34, who made the 30-mile trek to the D.C. rally from Woodbine, Md., with her 4-year-old daughter, Audrey. "We've got to make ends meet and we're all cutting back, but the government isn't."
Conservatives touted the tea parties as the beginning of a grass-roots movement that could change the debate on taxes and spending in Washington. But liberals scoffed at the notion, accusing Republicans activists and conservative media outlets of underwriting and staging the gatherings. What do they call the marches by illegal immigrants on our streets who wave the Mexican flag?
The tea parties were organized by a grass-roots movement because we are mad at elected officials and the out-of-control spending by the US Congress and the Obama administration.
August 05, 2008
It is time that the state of Maryland and Montgomery County stop funding CASA de Maryland (an open border support group for illegal immigrants). CASA is now receiving funds from Hugo Chavez,a true enemy of the US.
July 28, 2008
Montgomery County is tax-hungry again. This time they want to charge $800 for an individuals who has to use an ambulance. The Democrat elected County Executive will spend millions on illegal immigrants programs, yet wants to charge citizens for emergency services.
July 25, 2008
Montgomery County has a list of over 11,000 outstanding warrants as of July 2008. This list includes individuals who have been stopped by the county police for DUI, driving without a license or without insurance.
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