Comment Last Three
November 04, 2010
Congrats to the American voter (except for MD, CA, NV) who rejected Obama's socialist agenda. The voters in MD, CA, and NV are still focused on a one-party power grab with the adverse results of Democrats in charge without any limits. Harry Reed and Barbara Boxer deserved to be tossed out of the Senate. Maryland is a great state, but the voters are blindly voting for liberal Democrats who are raising taxes and destroying our rights.
Neither rookies nor seasoned veterans were spared in Tuesday's House Democratic bloodbath, which saw Republicans defeat three major committee chairmen and at least seven lawmakers who claimed 20 years' seniority or more in Congress. This election should demonstrate to the public that term limits are now necessary due to the drawing of Congressional districts. Elected officials serve the people, not the other way around.
While the losses of 16 freshmen "Obama babies" — those elected during the president's 2008 sweep — were expected, the number of long-serving Democrats who lost re-election this week is staggering, and suggests a widespread dissatisfaction with Washington.
All told, with about a dozen races still uncalled, Democrats have already shed 376 years of congressional experience, and that could go as high as 430 years if five other Democrats lose races in which returns show they are trailing.
Losing outright were 18-term incumbent Minnesota Rep. James L. Oberstar, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; 14-term South Carolina Rep. John M. Spratt, chairman of the Budget Committee; and 17-term Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The victorious Republicans in these races said voters were tired of the Democratic agenda and the length of time these individuals have served. The longer one serves in Congress, the more they are not in touch with the voters.
Appropriations Committee Chairman David R. Obey, a 21-term incumbent from Wisconsin, retired this year rather than seek re-election in his Wisconsin district, while Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, lost in a primary. Republicans won in Mr. Obey's district and appeared likely to capture Mr. Mollohan's old seat in a very tight race.
And 10-term Rep. Chet Edwards, a chairman of one of the Appropriations subcommittees, lost his re-election bid in Texas.
Republicans now have the chance to move the country forward in an adult way of "hope and change". We are tired of Obama and the liberal left's socialist agenda.
Congrats to the voters who understand that our country does not want the Obama agenda and policies.
October 27, 2010
Are you, the American tax payer the Enemy?
Mr. Obama recently did an interview on Hispanic TV trying to get Hispanics out to vote. He is catering to the illegal Hispanic groups and population that have come into our country illegally. He is asking for their help in our election next week. CASA de Maryland and other like groups do voter registration for the Democrats with public funding---go figure.
He has called all American citizens and Republicans who do not agree with his open border policy the "ENEMY". He wants the groups who support illegal immigration and anchor babies to fight their enemy--American citizens who pay taxes. Obama is a socialist and is not doing the number one job of the President of the United States of securing our borders and protecting all US citizens. He uses the race card and has divided the country--where is that Hope and Change?
Mr. Obama is using class warfare, skin color, and fear to get Hispanics, Blacks, and union voters to the polls next week. He is a discredit to the office and is using Chicago politics from his community organizer days to cause voter fraud. While he is encouraging illegals to vote, his administration is not supporting the right to vote of our military members. This is wrong and shows how Obama and the Democrats use voter fraud to sway elections. If the Black Panthers were part of the military, we would have immediate action....
We in the United States need voter verification and term limits for our elected officials. The Congressional and local districts are rigged for certain politicians and people to win elections--not represent the American voter.
We need to stop Obama and his party next week at the polls--let's take back our country from the socialist race baiters and the far, far left.
September 23, 2010
Stop big government, stop more taxes, stop Progressives (liberals), stop Obamacare, stop Cap & Trade, and stop destroying American values and individual rights. Support the Tea Party movement and candidates.
We all need to support individual candidates, not large political organizations who are fighting for us--like the candidates in DE, AK, NE, AZ and other states. The Tea Party movement is a grassroots effort to tell our elected officials that "We are mad as hell and we will not take it any longer". The GOP's congressional campaign committees must provide financial and political muscle behind "tea party" candidates who knocked off some of their hand-picked Republicans in the primaries.
They've cut checks, sunk millions of dollars into campaign advertisements and reserved additional airtime in likely battlegrounds across the country on behalf of tea-party-backed winners.
Now, the Republican Party must decide which candidates to support and target their races.
"It's on a case-by-case basis," said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist. "They put money into places that they can win." By most accounts, the task got more complicated after two tea party candidates - Christine O'Donnell of Delaware and Joe Miller of Alaska - beat more moderate Republicans, Rep. Mike Castle and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, respectively, who were considered Election Day shoo-ins. We wupport both of these candidates.
"If you listen to many folks, they would tell you Delaware became a challenge when Castle didn't win the nomination," Mr. Madden said. "But I think it's harder to make the argument that the chance to take back the Senate majority rests just on that state when you have ample opportunities in places like Connecticut, West Virginia and Wisconsin that at the beginning of the [election] cycle did not present themselves."
With insurgent tea party candidates defeating so many incumbents or candidates handpicked by party leaders, some analysts wondered how willing the party would be to back them. Republican candidates who lost must be humble and accept their defeat and support the Republican who won the Primary. If not, then the candidate will have a harder time in their races against the Democrats.
So far, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has cut $42,600 checks to seven of the eight tea party candidates, the maximum allowed under federal law. The NRSC also has pumped millions of additional dollars into campaigns for television advertisements and committed millions more in airtime for some of the candidates that Democrats consider the GOP's most vulnerable.
Republicans who lost, get out of the way since the election was not about you, but our nation. Support the Republicans who won fair and square---not through Democrat cheating and stuffing the ballot box.
September 15, 2010
Congrats to the Americans who "will not take it any more". Many of us are tired of "career politicians" who think they are entitled to a life time job in Congress. The sleeping giant, American citizens who are tired of the elites, is now awake and mad as hell. We want to throw out all of the "BUMS" who vote for liberal causes such as Obamacare, TARO, Cap and Trade, and put our nation at risk with the debt.
The "tea party" and conservative Americans partied last big night because the establishmnet-both Democrat and Republican Parties hear our anger. We are tired of the liberal socialist elected officials throwing away our future. Good bye to mike Castle. Look out Senators Snowe and Collins. If it was not for the vote of Senator Snowe who is a Republican in name only, we would not have Obamacare.
In one of the most stunning results of the midterm season, marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell, backed with endorsements from tea party activists and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, became the latest "outsider" candidate to knock off an establishment-backed Republican by defeating Rep. Michael N. Castle in Delaware's Senate primary.
We as American tax paying citizens are tired of members of Congress lying and stealing, yet get to keep their job. An example is York City, scandal-tarred Democratic veteran Rep. Charles B. Rangel who was reelected. How stupid are the voters in Harlem who return a crook to Congress.
In yet another tea party-engineered upset, businessman Carl Paladino was declared the winner over former GOPRep. Rick Lazio in New York's gubernatorial primary, and will take on Democratic state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. Even liberal New York is tired of liberal spending socialists and Obama.
"The common-sense men and women of Delaware are tired of the 'same old' coming out of Washington. They don't want more of the same," Ms. O'Donnell told a crowd of exhilarated supporters. "Well, we are not more of the same."
Her win follows an almost equally unforeseen victory last month for tea party favorite Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate primary, ousting GOP incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has not yet ruled out a write-in bid. Mr. Castle, a nine-term House member and former governor who was re-elected two years ago with 61 percent of the vote, was considered a heavy favorite to win the GOP primary for the seat formerly held by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
We must keep up the pressure on elected officials and get the voters to the polls. We have to restore common sense, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and have elected officials do their job for the nation, not for themselves or special interest groups. We must have term limits, no retirement for members of Congress, and a flat tax so they cannot screw the tax payers.
May 23, 2010
The US Department of Justice must start protecting American citizens and stop the "Open-Border" Mexican groups like MALDEF, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, from targeting US citizens from false "racial" claims from illegal aliens. The below is an example of illegals and their front-organizations targeting Americans who are tryong to protect their property.
This is like the Obama administration bringing US Navy Seals to trial for "punching" a terrorist who had killed several American citizens after they were given the mission of capture or kill the terrorist. Our legal system is out of control when illegals and terrorists are given the same rights as US citizens.
An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.
His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as "the avenue of choice" for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.
Trial continues Monday in the federal lawsuit, which seeks $32 million in actual and punitive damages for civil rights violations, the infliction of emotional distress and other crimes. Also named are Mr. Barnett's wife, Barbara, his brother, Donald, and Larry Dever, sheriff in Cochise County, Ariz., where the Barnetts live. The civil trial is expected to continue until Friday.
The lawsuit is based on a March 7, 2004, incident in a dry wash on the 22,000-acre ranch, when he approached a group of illegal immigrants while carrying a gun and accompanied by a large dog.
Attorneys for the immigrants - five women and 11 men who were trying to cross illegally into the United States - have accused Mr. Barnett of holding the group captive at gunpoint, threatening to turn his dog loose on them and saying he would shoot anyone who tried to escape.
The immigrants are represented at trial by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), which also charged that Sheriff Dever did nothing to prevent Mr. Barnett from holding their clients at "gunpoint, yelling obscenities at them and kicking one of the women."
In the lawsuit, MALDEF said Mr. Barnett approached the group as the immigrants moved through his property, and that he was carrying a pistol and threatening them in English and Spanish. At one point, it said, Mr. Barnett's dog barked at several of the women and he yelled at them in Spanish, "My dog is hungry and he's hungry for buttocks."
The lawsuit said he then called his wife and two Border Patrol agents arrived at the site. It also said Mr. Barnett acknowledged that he had turned over 12,000 illegal immigrants to the Border Patrol since 1998.
In March, U.S. District Judge John Roll rejected a motion by Mr. Barnett to have the charges dropped, ruling there was sufficient evidence to allow the matter to be presented to a jury. Mr. Barnett's attorney, David Hardy, had argued that illegal immigrants did not have the same rights as U.S. citizens.
Mr. Barnett told The Washington Times in a 2002 interview that he began rounding up illegal immigrants after they started to vandalize his property, northeast of Douglas along Arizona Highway 80. He said the immigrants tore up water pumps, killed calves, destroyed fences and gates, stole trucks and broke into his home.
Some of his cattle died from ingesting the plastic bottles left behind by the immigrants, he said, adding that he installed a faucet on an 8,000-gallon water tank so the immigrants would stop damaging the tank to get water.
Mr. Barnett said some of the ranch´s established immigrant trails were littered with trash 10 inches deep, including human waste, used toilet paper, soiled diapers, cigarette packs, clothes, backpacks, empty 1-gallon water bottles, chewing-gum wrappers and aluminum foil - which supposedly is used to pack the drugs the immigrant smugglers give their "clients" to keep them running.
He said he carried a pistol during his searches for the immigrants and had a rifle in his truck "for protection" against immigrant and drug smugglers, who often are armed.
A former Cochise County sheriff´s deputy who later was successful in the towing and propane business, Mr. Barnett spent $30,000 on electronic sensors, which he has hidden along established trails on his ranch. He searches the ranch for illegal immigrants in a pickup truck, dressed in a green shirt and camouflage hat, with his handgun and rifle, high-powered binoculars and a walkie-talkie.
His sprawling ranch became an illegal-immigration highway when the Border Patrol diverted its attention to several border towns in an effort to take control of the established ports of entry. That effort moved the illegal immigrants to the remote areas of the border, including the Cross Rail Ranch.
"This is my land. I´m the victim here," Mr. Barnett said. "When someone´s home and loved ones are in jeopardy and the government seemingly can´t do anything about it, I feel justified in taking matters into my own hands. And I always watch my back."
May 18, 2010
The oil spill in the Gulf must be closed by bombing the drilling holes. This makes sense in order to stop the flow of oil into the waters of the Gulf. However, BP does not want to do this since it will cost them hundreds of millions of dollars and they will never get back to this oil location and not recovering their investment.
BP has not acted in a responsible manner and our government must take the necessary actions to stop the flow of oil, no matter the cost. Stop the flow now.
May 17, 2010
Politicians, elected officials and senior government officials do not read or understand our laws. They elect to just voice opinion and use political talking points. For example, Obama and Holder have not read the Arizona law that targets illegals, let alone the health care legislation, the TARP, or the Cap & Trade or the financial plan going through Congress.
Eric Holder looked like a "FOOL" when testifying in front of Congress when he said that he disagreed with the Arizona law, but then admitted that he had not read the legislation. Also, he could not bring himself to say anything against "radical Islam". We need a new AG.
U.S. attorney Eric Holder doesn’t like Arizona’s SB 1070 that addresses illegal aliens in that state. Unfortunately, he failed to read it! It mirrors federal statutes voted into law in 1986. President Barack Obama thinks it’s misguided, but again, he didn’t read it. Our U.S. Congress continues its indolent dance through the corridors of power while doing next to nothing—while citizens in fifty states celebrate with a 73 percent approval rating supporting Arizona’s right to secure its borders. Arizona expects to eject 460,000 illegal aliens—creating financial, criminal, medical, educational and incarceration havoc in that state. Ten other states enjoy legislators expecting to introduce SB 1070 in their own states.
La Raza, Maldef, Lulac, CASA of Maryland, and other open borders advocates hate the law—because it works! Illegals are law-breakers----they understand it, but want political cover.
Much like the wisdom of our third president Mr.Thomas Jefferson, he said that ultimate power must be administered by the states in the Union because they best could handle their own problems. For the past 30 years, the Federal Government under five presidents and Congresses—failed on every level to enforce immigration laws throughout the country, whether at the border or internally. The Congress winked, nodded, curtsied and blinked while 20 million illegal aliens walked, danced, lied, cheated, stole, forged and overstayed their visas into America.
Corporations like McDonald’s, Tyson Chicken, Hormel, Swift, Armor, Marriott and dozens of others lied, cheated and displaced American workers out of jobs—all in the name of profits and undermining American workers. In every state, roofing companies, construction firms, landscapers, contract painters and hotel-restaurant chains lied (still lie) through their teeth to hire illegals. Ski resorts and summer camps lied, cheated and hired incredible numbers of illegal aliens—for obscene profits.
Every time any citizens attempted to inject the ‘rule of law’ into the equation, they suffered names like ‘racist’, ‘xenophobe’, ‘nativist’ and ‘hate-monger’. In reality, they demanded nothing more than the rule of law applied against those that broke the law!
While illegals rioted in the streets of Phoenix, Arizona when Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070, Americans from sea to shining sea said, “It’s about time!” Today, ten other states including Pennsylvania, Minnesota, South Carolina and Texas stand in line to enact similar laws using the Arizona template. As the worm turns, and as said so often in history, when the people lead, the leaders will follow. Fancy that!
During the days before Brewer’s signing the bill, U.S. Senator John McCain, perhaps the most ineffectual senator as to border security for over 30 years, stepped up to the microphone to urge Governor Brewer to sign the bill. Why? He’s about to lose his senate seat that he cherishes more than life itself! Why would anyone hang onto the seat of power well beyond his useful years? Hubris! False pride and ego gratification! He’s been an ineffective senator for three decades.
We support JD....and want to see McCain retire.
Note that Thomas Jefferson urged ‘term limits’ back in 1776! He knew that old men hate to give up their power—just like the ‘royals’ of Europe—whom he hated! We need a change to our laws so politicians do not get retirement, have term limits, and no other benefits.
May 16, 2010
Who is responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? It is a combination of industry and government. However, the oil leak must be stopped before it destroys the Gulf and the entire Gulf coast between the U.S. and Mexico. This amount of oil will harm and destroy marine animals and the jobs of thousands.
When oil companies drill in marine locations, they must have the ability to control any unexpected technical issues. If the water is too deep to control technical issues, then they should not drill in those depths. We must be able to control drilling so it does not destroy our natural environments.
BP was not ready to control this type oil spill and has not performed well in finding a solution. All oil companies must evaluate their processes and ensure they have technical controls for marine oil rigs. The latest "experiment" using a mile-(1.6-kilometer) long pipe has not worked to capture much of the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Engineers hit a snag when they tried to connect two pieces of equipment a mile (1.6 kilometer) below the water's surface. BP PLC chief operating officer Doug Suttles said one piece of equipment, called the framework, had to be brought to the water's surface so that adjustments could be made to where it fits with the long tube that connects to a tanker above.
The framework holds a pipe and stopper, and engineers piloting submarine robots will try to use it to plug the massive leak and send the crude through the lengthy pipe to the surface. "The frame shifted, so they were unable to make that connection," said Suttles, who believes the adjustments will make the device work.
At least 210,000 gallons (795,000 liters) of oil has been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico since the oil rig exploded April 20 and sank two days later. Eleven people were killed in the blast.
A week ago, the company tried to put a massive box over the leak, but icelike crystals formed and BP scrapped that plan. BP is also drilling a relief well that is considered the permanent solution to stopping the leak. It's about halfway done and still months away from being completed. The company also is still considering using a smaller containment dome known as a "top hat," as well as a "junk shot," in which golf balls and rubber would be inserted to try to clog the leak.
Meanwhile, BP began spraying undersea dispersants at that leak site and said the chemicals appear to have reduced the amount of surface oil.
The federal government must be very proactive in solving this oil spill. Find a solution to the oil spill.
May 02, 2010
I want to thank Arizona on its new legislation that cracks down on illegal aliens. This will also help US citizens who live in Arizona since the new law is all about protecting our citizens and our borders from criminals, drug dealers, gangs, and people who break our laws. When the Democrats and liberals say that it is racist---I say BALONEY. It is about security, not votes.
Mexicans here and in Mexico are rather upset by the recent enactment of stricter anti-illegal alien laws by Arizona's governor. In light of the following, that position demonstrates the typical double standard used by race-hustlers and assorted something-for-nothing liberals.
New Immigration Laws:
1 There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.
2. All ballots will be in this nation's language.
3. All government business will be conducted in our language.
4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.
5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office
6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.
7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.
8. If foreigners come here and buy land... options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.
9.. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.
10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted &, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.
All of the above laws are the current immigration laws of MEXICO!!! These sound fine to me, so how can we get these laws to be America's immigration laws? What is good for Mexico is even better for the United States.
Obama--We need Hope & Change on our southern border....Put the military on our border and stop all criminals from entering our country.
April 20, 2010
We have been saying for years that our southern border is as unsecured and dangerous as the border between Iraq and Iran. Now that Senator McCain is in a real primary race with J.D. Hayworth, he has changed his opinion of border security with illegal aliens and drug runners.
The Mexican drug violence is all across the United States and due to limited drug routes, more and more people across our southern border are being threatened and killed. With border violence flaring again, the two U.S. senators from Arizona on Monday called on President Obama to deploy 3,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in their state, saying the borders must be secured before the White House pursues a broader immigration bill.
Due to Senator McCain's "open border comprehensive immigration reform", he wants to show us that he is tough on illegal immigrants before he gives them US rights and allow these law-breakers a path to our citizenship so they vote with the liberal Democrats against us.
The call from Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, both Republicans, was made the same day Arizona's Legislature approved a bill to make it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant. The measure now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer, who has not taken a position on the measure. We are glad that the current DHS Secretary is not in Arizona so the state legislatures can finally pass legislation that will target the illegals with breaking current laws.
"It's a very important step forward," said Mr. McCain, who in the past had fought for a broad bill legalizing illegal immigrants but who on Monday said illegal immigration has led to deteriorating security in Arizona.
The senators said they want Mr. Obama to deploy 3,000 National Guard troops until Arizona's governor certifies that the government has operational control. They also said an additional 3,000 Border Patrol agents should be sent to the state over the next five years.
Mr. McCain and Mr. Kyl called on the Justice Department to expand a program that guarantees illegal immigrants serve time in jail, rather than being immediately sent back across the border. Mr. Kyl said the program has shown great promise where it's been used. A Homeland Security spokesman said the administration is evaluating law enforcement options, including using the National Guard, but pointed to strides made over the past five years to boost the U.S. Border Patrol.
"The Border Patrol is better staffed today than at any time in its 85-year history," said spokesman Matt Chandler, pointing to the more than 4,000 agents in Arizona and 20,000 total across the country, or more than twice the number compared with six years ago.
Security along the border has become a national issue again after a rancher was killed on the U.S. side of the border in what authorities say could have been related to a drug cartel, and after two U.S. citizens and a Mexican employee of the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were killed. Both incidents happened last month.
"Things are out of control. We need the help of troops that are deployed along the border," said Paul R. Babeu, sheriff of Pinal County in central Arizona, who appeared with Cochise County Sheriff Larry A. Dever and the two senators at a news conference at the Capitol.
Sheriff Babeu said he has seen a marked increase in the past four months in the aggressiveness of those crossing the border illegally and that they are more frequently armed.
He said illegal immigrants have figured out that police rules require officers to stop pursuits if citizens are endangered. That has led to illegal immigrants intentionally trying to run other drivers off the road in an effort to force police to give up the chase.
Republicans' push to highlight border security could hurt Mr. Obama's efforts to pass an immigration bill this year. Last year, Ms. Napolitano, who was governor of Arizona until joining the Obama administration, said the U.S. border was secure enough that Congress should enact a bill to legalize the estimated 20 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and provide a way for more foreign workers.
But Republicans are questioning that idea after the recent killings, including that of Rob Krentz, a rancher near the U.S.-Mexico border who may have been targeted by drug cartels.
In the wake of that killing, the Arizona Legislature has acted. The bill sent Monday to the governor would require police to conduct immigration-status checks when they find someone they think might be in the country illegally, and it makes it a state crime to be there without authorization.
It also makes it illegal to knowingly hire or transport illegal immigrants.
"Most of us in law enforcement welcome this legislation," said Sheriff Babeu. He said it brings uniformity to the state, so all police know what's expected of them, and illegal immigrants know the penalties. For Mr. McCain, who is now involved in a tough primary battle with former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Monday's embrace of a security bill was controversial.
He was a key author of an immigration-reform bill a few years ago and was a chief backer of efforts in 2006 and 2007 to pass a measure through the Senate. But after that 2007 bill failed, Mr. McCain said voters need to be convinced that the borders are secure before they will accept any action on legalizing illegal immigrants.
Mr. Hayworth called Mr. McCain's move an "election-year gimmick," while immigrant rights groups said they felt betrayed by a former ally. "What a sad day," said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, a leading advocacy group. "Obviously, John McCain is fighting for his political life in Arizona. I sure miss the days when he fought for his principles."
I hope the voters of Arizona do not give McCain a free pass on this issue---vote for J.D.
March 28, 2010
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered,if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 Congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly,legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one thing.
These 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The president can only propose a budget and he cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to these 545 people in Congress. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair..
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red..
If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ, it's because they want them in IRAQ..
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way..
There are no insoluble government problems..
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you
into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
These 545 people, and they alone, are responsible..
They, and they alone, have the power..
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses, provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Below are taxes that did not existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and families could live on one parent's income.
What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?' And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
AND NOW Health Care
GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN ---- VOTE THESE BUMS OUT OF OFFICE....
March 21, 2010
Tens of thousands of legal US citizens across America and in Washington, DC this weekend want the health care bill to be killed. We loyal tax-paying citizens do not want Obamacare and the liberals or federal government to control our health care. We must take back our country from the far-left and socialists elected officials in this country. This is a fight like the founding fathers had to fight for freedom against the British.
A "Kill-the-Bill" message rang out from a giant crowd of 50,000 Tea Party activists who gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for a last-minute protest against Congress's efforts to pass the Obama-Pelosi-Reid government-run healthcare plan. There are millions of people in the US that could not come to Washington, but they want the federal government out of their lives.
There are many pictures from the massive gathering in Washington yesterday, but will the liberal media show them to you?. Realize that this rally was literally put together in 2-days time by a coalition of dozens upon dozens of local and national Tea Party organizations including the Tea Party Express. Does Pelosi, Reed, or Obama think that the members of the Tea Party are just far-right people who do not represent real Americans? No, they just do not want to listen to the American people and are focused on passing this bill as any cost.
We're going to watch and see what Congress does. They've heard from the American people who believe in individual freedom and our Constitution. The polls (60%) show the public opposes this attempt to have the government take over our nation's healthcare system. The phones have been tied up with people calling in to oppose the bill. Emails and letters and FAXes opposing the bill number well into the millions.
If the members of Congress defy the American people, defy our Constitution, and push this bill through, then we will make sure they lose their seats in Congress. That is exactly what the "Tea Party Express is all about. We want elected officials who support what is in our national interests, not what a certain group or Party wants to jam down our throats.
Members of Congress: Should you choose to defy your boss - which is "We The People" - then expect that as a consequence you will be fired.
February 28, 2010
The US Olympic team has performed well and needs to be congratulated for their hard work and dedication over the last four years of intense training. Their preparation has paid off and they have represented the US with pride.
The United States is guaranteed 37 medals and Canada will finish with at least 13 gold medals. The Americans will leave with the most medals by any country at any Winter Games. They also will win the medal count for only the second time, the other being at Lake Placid in 1932.
There have been many individual efforts in speed skating, downhill sking, figure skating, freestyle sking, while the team efforts in the "Night Train" bobsled team, and the hockey team were the best. We have a lot to be proud of in these Olympics and it demonstrates the quality of our sports programs in the US.
Congrats to all of the American citizens who have participated in the Olympics.
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.
December 11, 2009
This Congress is fiscally irresponsible. Take the checkbook away from them. Where is the "most responsible" administration ever? Where are the adults who owe their loyality to the citizens and taxpayers of the United States? When you have career politicians in Congress who have never owned a business or met a payroll, this is what we get--an out of control, free spending Congress.
Democrats are preparing to raise the federal debt ceiling by as much as $1.8 trillion before New Year’s rather than have to face the issue again prior to the 2010 elections. Have members of Congress ever taken a CPA or Econ 101 class?
“We’ve incurred this debt. We have to pay our bills,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told POLITICO Wednesday. And the Maryland Democrat confirmed that the anticipated increase could be as high as $1.8 trillion — nearly twice what had been assumed in last spring’s budget resolution for the 2010 fiscal year. Congress has incurred this debt and now must CUT the budget and limit the federal government's spending.
The leadership is betting that it’s better for the party to take its lumps now rather than risk further votes over the coming year. But the enormity of the number could create its own dynamic, much as another debt ceiling fight in 1985 gave rise to the Gramm-Rudman deficit reduction act mandating across-the-board spending cuts nearly 25 years ago.
As introduced Wednesday, the legislation sets no specific targets for deficit reduction, but its 18-member task force — 16 of whom would come from Congress — is promised immense leverage to force change if they can first come together behind a plan. Members of Congress have the responsibility to control spending and if they cannot do their job, then they must be replaced.
“This is a defining moment,” said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), one of the lead sponsors, and New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg, the panel’s ranking Republican, is already maneuvering to try to add the legislation as an amendment to any bill tapped to carry the debt increase.
As explained by Hoyer and other Democrats, that will almost certainly be a pending $636.4 billion Pentagon appropriations bill that includes $128.3 in contingency funds for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The House leadership has held back the bill for weeks, saving it for this moment, but now appropriations clerks have been instructed to have a final package ready to go by Monday.
Leadership staff stressed that nothing was yet final in what has become a year-end negotiation between top Democrats in the House and Senate. But the Senate appears to have been the first to put the $1.8 trillion number on the table. And Hoyer’s comments are the clearest yet on the scale of the increase and the expectation that it will be part of a larger year-end legislative train pulled along by the must-pass military bill.
“It is December. We don’t really have a choice,” Obey told POLITICO. “The bill’s already been run up; the credit card has already been used. When you get the bill in the mail you need to pay it.” Congress must show leadership and not approve this rise in the degt ceiling since Congress is free-wheeling with the nation's credit card.
Though Treasury can buy itself time by moving assets around, it is already coming close to the current debt ceiling of $12.1 trillion. Last spring, the Democratic-backed budget proposed to raise this to about $13 trillion, but given the current pace of borrowing, no one now expects that will be sufficient to get through 2010.
In fact, fiscal year 2009 ended Sept. 30 with a $1.4 trillion deficit, which demanded higher-than-expected Treasury borrowing. Most of that was due to the downturn in the economy and spending commitments in place before Barack Obama took office. And as much as Republicans point to the president’s economic recovery bill last February as the culprit, only a small share of that $787 billion package was spent by Sept. 30.
How will we the taxpayer pay for healthcare, cap and trade, and all of the other spending programs being pushed through Congress? For example, transportation and housing resources would grow by 12 percent, including $2.5 billion for high-speed-rail investments on top of the $8 billion already added by the White House to the giant stimulus bill in February. A $163.5 budget for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education would add an additional $8.6 billion to annual spending, and Veterans Health Administration spending would grow to $45.1 billion, a $4.1 billion increase.
When will it stop? Our economic outlook is bleak with this type of free-spending Congress. All citizens should demand that members of Congress stop spending money that we do not have and putting these obligations on a national credit card that we cannot pay. Enough is enough.
November 25, 2009
We in Maryland have a state supported organization that helps illegals and thinks that they are above the law. When will citizens of Maryland stop supporting payments to CASA of Maryland? Our police do their job to protect us and they get sued by a left-wing organization that has the support of the Governor. If Maryland stopped providing support to illegal aliens, we taxpayers would save $500 M a year.
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, among others, is the target of a federal lawsuit filed by a Hispanic immigrant. Roxana Orellana Santos' $1 million suit alleges that her civil rights were violated when two of Jenkins' deputies approached and subsequently arrested her in Frederick last October.
Santos claims she was simply eating lunch outdoors when she was profiled by the deputies because of her appearance. Kerry O'Brien is the director of services for CASA de Maryland, an immigrant advocacy organization, and one of several groups that has taken up Santos' cause. O'Brien's position is that Santos was neither committing a crime when she was arrested, nor charged with one after being detained.
Perhaps not, but is that the real issue here? The two deputies on the scene said Santos tried to hide when she saw them -- behavior that properly aroused their suspicion. A routine search on a national database turned up a federal immigration warrant, and, after discovering that, the deputies arrested Santos. Many in Frederick County no doubt find it ironic that a person in deportation proceedings is suing the law enforcement agency that identified her as a candidate for deportation. Frankly, we do too.
Those same folks may also see this lawsuit as an attempt to target Frederick County's participation in the federal 287(g) program, in which the sheriff's office, under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines and supervision, identifies lawbreaking illegal immigrants and refers them to ICE for potential deportation.
O'Brien claims 287(g) is designed to identify serious/violent crimes, but to date about 90 percent of those processed under the program were accused of misdemeanor offenses. Jenkins has interpreted the program to include offenses such as traffic violations. In the end, this lawsuit is a manifestation of the federal government trying to have it both ways.
On the one hand it has the 287(g) program to identify illegal immigrants, but on the other hand it said the program should focus only on criminal/dangerous illegal immigrants. What do you do when a person driving drunk or revoked turns out to be an illegal immigrant?
Jenkins' approach has been to refer to ICE anyone who, through normal police activity, is identified as an illegal immigrant. That would include scofflaw drivers -- and Santos as well if, as the deputies said, she attempted to elude them.
We are incredulous that Santos could be successful in this. Think of it. A woman is approached by police because of suspicious behavior, and while questioning her they discover federal immigration authorities have issued a warrant for her. They take her into custody and refer her to immigration officials. And they did what wrong? Now, while in deportation proceedings, Santos is suing the sheriff and others for a cool million.
The outcome of Santos' suit could have national implications; it could even be, as Jenkins says, a "powder keg." One thing is certain - folks in Frederick County won't be the only ones following the progress of Santos' lawsuit through the courts.
October 25, 2009
Afghan President Hamid Karzai questioned the reliability of the United States as a partner Sunday, as he fought off criticism of his government's legitimacy following fraud-marred elections. Is this because the US is demanding another election or his leadership over the last 8 years?
Mr. Karzai's main challenger, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, warned in an interview with CNN that the U.S. strategy would not succeed without a credible partner in Kabul, blaming Mr. Karzai for deteriorating conditions.
But underscoring the political headache that Washington faces if Mr. Karzai wins a runoff against Mr. Abdullah next month, Mr. Karzai pointed the finger at the United States in a separate, pre-recorded CNN interview. "Is the United States a reliable partner with Afghanistan? Is the West a reliable partner with Afghanistan?" Mr. Karzai asked. "Have we received the commitments that we were given? Have we been treated like a partner?"
Mr. Karzai said a partnership to him was "where the Afghan lives are respected, where Afghan property is respected, where the Afghan traditions are respected, where we know the direction we are moving to."
I would like to know what the leadership and people of Afghanistan have accomplished over the last 8 years in getting their county in line with a democracy? Are the people still growing poppies, using graft to accomplish government work, and still have in-fighting? Afghanistan has nothing to offer the US, except keeping the terrorist out of training bases. Is it worth our billions of dollars, the lives of our soldiers, and our efforts? It is time to either go after the terrorists without restrictions and kill them or get out?
September 13, 2009
It was good to see so many legal American citizens rally for the survival of our nation and our democracy. It is time we took back our country from a Congress and administration that wants to spend too much money and have the federal government control everything we do as American citizens. It is time to set limits on government and term limits for the US Congress.
Tens of thousands of conservative "tea party" protesters brought their angry grass-roots movement to the steps of the Capitol on Saturday in a muscular political demonstration against big government spending, budget deficits, taxes and President Obama's sweeping health care plan.
In a patriotic, flag-waving "March on Washington" that conservative leaders said was a newly energized political movement determined to stop the Obama administration's tax-and-spending programs, the protesters stretched for blocks up Pennsylvania Avenue to a massive rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol, chanting, "USA," "Enough, Enough" and "We the people."
This Tea Pary Rally reminds us of the famous Boston Tea Party and the effects that revolt had on our American way of life.
Leaders of the rally said that it drew "tea party" conservatives from every state in the country who had staged hundreds of local tax-day rallies across the country on April 15 to protest the $1.5 trillion deficit, record-breaking spending bills and what they see as the government's increasing encroachment on their freedoms.
One of the rally's speakers, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, chairman of the conservative House Republican Study Committee, said the protest rally was a declaration by "a new generation of patriots to carry that torch of liberty" to "take our country back." Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina called for a return to "constitutional government" and said "it was time that the president started listening to us."
But most of the speakers were local grass-roots tea party activists like coal miner Greg Harrell, who said that lawmakers who ignored the tea party movement's appeals for smaller, more limited government would be thrown out of office by the voters. "We will find you, and we will fire you," Mr. Harrell warned.
A major focus of the protesters and some of the speakers was the president's $1 trillion health care reform plan. Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York, who has been a sharp critic of the plan, carried a copy of the 1,000-plus page House health care bill to the podium and said that Mr. Obama's statement that it would not force people to drop their health care plans was "untrue."
"You'll have to change to what the government has, and if you won't change to what the government wants you to join, you will be fined thousands of dollars," Ms. McCaughey said. "No deal. No deal." The crowd chanted back, "No deal."
Many of the protesters said they had not been politically active before but decided to come to the rally because they felt that government spending was out of control and that proposals pending in Congress, like the health plan that is being drawn up by the Democrats, would rob them of their freedom of choice and burden their children with trillions of dollars in debt.
These protesters are not like the union and Acorn paid (at tax payer expense) protesters who do it for the money. These brave American citizens want to save the US from socialism and a dominant federal government. God bless the USA!!!
August 26, 2009
The Obama administration is a direct threat to the CIA and the security of our nation. His administration is trying to cut the authority of the CIA while protecting the rights of terrorists. Our nation is in serious trouble with the safety of our nation with this administration. Other countries will not cooperate with our CIA if they think that they are at risk. Also, why should the CIA capture terrorists if our justice system will not support them? Does a CIA agent now just kill a captured terrorist? We, the people, must stand up and change the direction of the Department of Justice and the excessive oversight by Congress of the CIA.
Below is an article from the Washington Times.
The Obama administration's war on the CIA continued in force this week. The result may be prosecution of CIA interrogators who work to uncover threats to national security. This witch hunt does not make America safer.
Ignoring strong objections from CIA Director Leon E. Panetta, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. appointed special prosecutor John H. Durham to examine the potential for criminal charges against CIA interrogators. The administration also declassified a 2004 report by the CIA's inspector general detailing interrogation techniques that may have crossed the line. A source in the intelligence community told us those CIA operatives who have not already retained counsel are lawyering up.
Sen. Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican, said Mr. Holder had pledged during the confirmation process not to pursue these cases. The attorney general defends his flip-flop, saying he has a duty to "examine the facts and follow the law." However, there is more than a hint of political grandstanding on display, particularly because the most severe allegations in the 2004 report already had been investigated by career Justice Department prosecutors during the George W. Bush administration. Operatives found to have committed violations were reprimanded, administratively punished or forced out.
The difference between now and then is that the Bush team pursued the matter in a low-key way that ensured accountability but did not embarrass the CIA. Mr. Holder's approach promises to publicly humiliate the agency and tarnish the Bush legacy, with no discernible benefit for national security. This is naked politics hiding behind the robe of justice.
We were reminded this week that the administration is only interested in openness that benefits its case. On Monday, Judicial Watch released two previously classified CIA documents showing the effectiveness of CIA interrogation techniques. The documents were obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request and after a personal appeal for their release by former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The Obama administration refuses to discuss the product of interrogations and only focuses on the means by which information was received. This is because certain ends can justify certain means. The reports reveal a wealth of information on terrorist attack plans, techniques and strategies. We wonder why the vice president's office didn't produce unclassified versions for public dissemination four years ago.
The administration has banned the CIA from future interrogations and handed the process over to the FBI, which will act under the direct supervision of the White House, perhaps by a new "interrogation czar." There is no reason to believe that this reorganization of responsibilities will make the system more effective, but there are many reasons to believe it will make it less so. Any government program subject to such a rigorous degree of high-level scrutiny will mean those involved will take fewer risks and demonstrate less initiative and imagination. The intelligence community cannot move forward if everyone in it is watching his back.
We agree with Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, who called the attorney general's moves a "declaration of war... against common sense." Mr. Holder's vendetta against the CIA undermines national security by taking seasoned professionals out of the fight in the war on terror.
August 08, 2009
I know that the White House is asking that we "tattle" and turn in people in opposition to the President's policies. Who sounds "fishy" in the whole government-runs-everything programs? Who reaaly needs to be turned in---members of Congress for not reading the bills and voting on socialist programs? The President for pushing his far-left radical agenda? The media for not reporting the facts and promoting the president?
The below letter can be written by many Americans who fear for their Country and the true American way of life.
I am turning myself in. I oppose the radical government control policies supported by President Obama and the left-wing Democrats in Congress.
I opposed the stimulus done by President Bush, the stimulus signed by President Obama, the omnibus bill with all its pork projects, the cap and trade bill passed by the House, and the "cash for clunkers" bill. I oppose closing Guantanamo. I think President Obama and his wife both promote racism since it helps their political agenda. I believe that President Obama is not an honest man and I do not trust him to make decisions that are best for America. I believe that he hides any information that does not make him look good and he lacks experience and leadership qualities.
I believe the recession is far from over as companies continue to fire employees because they cannot afford to hire them. I believe the national debt and deficit will continue to grow as tax collections continue to fall and the numbers of people depending on government bailouts continue to grow. I blame the Obama policies supported by the House and Senate for this sad state of affairs in our country. I don't see anything positive happening as a result of these policies. I believe the economy would be well on the way to recovery if Obama had not jumped in and promoted uncontrolled spending and the House and Senate supported him.
I believe that President Obama puts union leaders ahead of the average American citizen. I believe he received huge political contributions from the unions and he is paying them back by supporting them. I believe the unions were responsible for the downfall of the auto industry.
I question that anyone in DC really understands that the decisions they are making are wrong for growth and are taking this country down the wrong path. I see no signs of change in DC so I have no hope that things will turn around until we get change. I believe the voters elected President Obama because they actually believed that he would turn the economy around and create jobs and make life better for all Americans. That hope and change seems to not be working too well. I pray that we do not give his ideas more time to work. It could be too late to recover for years and years!
And I think that the proposed health care bill that he says he will pass, is one of the worst things that could happen to this counry. I believe that Americans will have to wait in lines, get on waiting lists for surgeries, be refused medications they need due to high costs, and that the elderly will not get the care they currently receive but will be made comfortable as they live their final years and days, with pain pills. As I age I certainly don't want a government counselor working with me to make my final years and months easier. I think that should be a good doctor and my family and friends. If it costs too much to keep me alive, that should be my decision, not the Obama Administration.
I believe that President Obama puts trial lawyers ahead of the average American citizen. I believe he received huge political contributions from them. He is against Tort reform. The huge medical settlements make it necessary for all doctors to carry large amounts of insurance in case they are sued. I believe that raises our medical costs. I believe there should be limits placed on medical payouts due to law suits. Obama is against limits and sides with the trial lawyers. (John Edwards, former presidential candidate, is a very rich trial lawyer and earned huge sums of money based on medical lawsuits. His NC home is one of the largest private homes in the state.)
I believe the government will have access to private information regarding the finances of every American and that the government will be able to tap into the finances of American citizens to pay for health care. The government will also be able to use this information to tax American citizens. I believe that the Obama Administration is the "big brother" that we have dreaded all our lives.
Today I heard President Obama advising his supporters to get in the faces of those who disagree with him. I have heard people in the administration saying that the people attending town hall meetings and speaking in opposition to health care, are members of gangs and are dressed too well to be real. I have heard that these people are being bused in to the meetings by organized groups. I just heard an ad that calls those attending town hall meetings "angry mobs" and " rabid right wing extremists".
When the govenment starts to criticize and make fun of protesters in town hall meetings, belittling them as thugs and gang members who are not acting on their own, that is a scary thing. And when the president encourages people to get in the faces of protesters, that is scary. What will be the next suggestion made by the president to control the protesters? And how far will he go to silence the protesters?
I have not been asked to write this e-mail. I have not been encouraged to attend any town hall meetings. No one has offered me money to protest against President Obama and the House and Senate members. I am acting on my own. I have the ability to think for myself and believe that I can make the decisions best for me. I plan to continue to speak up and let those around me, as well as Senator Hagan and Representative Kissell, know how I am reacting to what is going on. I have never before been a political activist but I have never before seen government out of control as it is in 2009. I will support those who oppose what is happening and I will speak out until our govenment starts behaving in a manner that will benefit our country. I encourage the American people to speak out and attend town hall meetings and ask questions if they are concerned about their country. We still have the right to speak out.
I am copying this e-mail to a lot of people. They have to make up their own minds about how far they are willing to go to protect their own healthcare. They have to decide if they are going to attend a town hall meeting. I hope this e-mail will encourage them to speak out. But I am not forcing anyone to agree with me. I am not threatening anyone. I am angry but I am not a mob. I consider myself a conservative, not a "rabid right wing extremist".
So, White House, I have officially tattled on myself and turned myself in..........How much trouble am I in? How will you use this information against me?
Can I save my Country from you--I will try.