Friday, July 27, 2012

Gun Control

The Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre is another horrific incident where there was needless loss of life. In the immediate aftermath, the liberals including the biased media pawns, began clamoring for more "commonsense" gun control laws. Rather than sit back and reflect on what may have driven this maniac to murder innocent movie goers, the press immediately pounced to drive their own liberal view points. The media attempted in vain to tie this nutcase to the tea party activists. See the left and the media pawns believe the tea party is violent, even though there has been more violence in the form of rapes and murders from the leftist "occupy" movement. The media pawns have no real incidents of violence that can be tied to the tea party so they attempt in vain to tie every maniac to the tea party. The media pawns and the liberal politicians believe that the problem is guns. Obama made a quip that AK-47's belong in the hands of soldiers. The problem is the nutcase wasn't using an AK-47. The media blames Bush and the right because they eased the Assault eeapons ban. The left believes there would be no violence if we could just rid ourselves of the pesky right we have to bear arms. In this case, would these people be alive had we banned all guns? The left would say yes. The problem is the guns were just one vehicle the maniac could have used. This was a nutcase. The assault was intricately planned. The house the crazy lived in was booby trapped with over a dozen explosive devices. The madman believes he is the Joker from the Batman comic books. Does anyone really believe this crazed man would not have found another means to kill his victims? The evidence is clear, this man was going to kill people. If he didn't have the guns he would have used something else, like maybe explosives where many more may have become needless victims. The problem here wasn't the guns. Even if we had European style guns laws, this event would have happend. I don't here the media or the liberals clamoring for restrictions on movie content, or comic book content. In this case there are direct links to the violence to the entertainment business and not the gun business. Yet the left can only see superficially that guns were involved; they must be blamed. The left went off whined like spoiled brats. See the left doesn't believe in guns so they fail to look even further. The bottom line is this: further limiting our right to bear arms through gun control will only keep the guns out of the hands of law abiding people. See the criminals and madmen will still have guns and we will reside in an even more violent society where the criminals and crazies have the upper hand. Gun control does nothing to resolve the issues. The issues is that this madmen was able to get explosive devices and figure out how to booby trap his residence and not be detected. If more people and States had more open carry laws the carnage this guy created could have been minimized.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Chicken Or The Egg

What came first the chicken or the egg? More importantly who came first the people or the government? To liberals like the President and Elizabeth Warren it is the government that came first and provided everything the people needed to become successful. Similar to Elizabeth Warren, Obama just last week stated that no one made it on their own. The entreprenuers didn't build there businesses through hard work, nope they somehow owe government for their success. Yet this country was founded on the ideals of freedom and liberty and not government and bureaucrats. In fact the first Government in the United States demanded a very weak government. Understand that liberals, our founding fathers understood that government is the cause of the downfall of society not the creator of society. This whole argument over businesses not being solely responsible for their innovative ideas is simply socialism at its core. Let me ask you this: Who and what started the "industrial revolution", the people or the government; private citizen or government bureaucats? I can tell you the main concept of the industrial revolution was the idea of "interchangeable parts" and the integral invention was the cotton gin. Eli Whitney, a private citizen, promoted the theory of interchangeable parts in gun manufacturing, and he also invented the cotton gin. Government had nothing to do with the innovation ideas of Eli Whitney. It wasn't the roads or the police, or the schools. It wasn't welfare, or medicare, or health care, or Social security. It wasn't public grants, or taxpayer money. Nope it was just a private citizen doing what Americans are famous for; he pulled himself up by the bootstraps, used his mind, and changed the country for the better. It was entreprenuers that set up shop on the banks of our rivers to cater to the farmers as we expanded our reaches past the Appalachians. It was the adventureous and courageous that found a way of life that increased the living conditions as we moved westward. Government was the result of the people socializing; it was not the catalyst for innovation. That my friends is the main problem with socialism. It is the main issue with the liberal thought process. See people are instintually competitive. Instintually, people seek out better and easier ways of doing what needs to be done. Government interferes with competition and in the end destroys the very social network it seeks to mold. Governments start wars; not the people. Governments have been the ruin of every civilization. Governments get out of control. It is government that once it takes over people's day to day lives end up ruining the lives of everyone. Governments become corrupt. Government continuously expand into areas of which have more to do with "self actualization" than it does improving a way of life. It is liberal guilt that creates the monster government that eats the society it is supposed to protect. It is the private individual that creates the ideas and concepts, it is the government that steals from the people to feed itself. The liberal idea that no one would be able to survive without government is a fable. All the governmetn does is take from the people. Now, as a society progresses there is a need to have a government administration of some sort. It only makes sense as communities grow there dollars are pooled for saftey and security. We don't want each individual meting out their own brand of justice. It makes sense to have a standing military, it makes sense to have a fire department. People don't even have an issue with having the government provide a safety net for the less fortunate. No one is advocating the abscence of government. However, government has no business telling me what products I have to purchase. Government should not be calling me a "freeloader" just because I make different choices than they would make. The government should not be picking the winners and losers. When government makes the decisions we are not a free society. That is not progressive, that is destructive. The competitve instincts are what make the people. Take away the the competitiveness and watch a society crumble. In this case the people come first; the government is the result. We the people need to reign in our government before the government reigns in we the people.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Paper Cuts: The Obama Way

The Obama campaign attacks on Romney over Bain Capital and outsourcing is the big lie that is not going away. The Campaign feels lying is a good way to stir up controversy and concern over Mitt's work and wealth. Obama surrogates admit that the felon attack is over the top but refuse to apologize or even just take done the false and inaccurate ads. This is the Obama way. Obama always sets out to destroy the character of his opponents even though he says he abhors character assassination. Obama has no other means to cast a message. Obama's track record as President is that of a failed Presidency. Obama's policies are what is wrong with the economy. Obama's demonization of wealth is what is wrong with the economy. Obama's Tax more Spend more philosophy of Government is what is wrong ith the economy. Obama's steal from the rich and give to his wealthy contituents is what is wrong with the economy. Obama's outsourcing of stimiulus cash to foreign companies is what is wrong with this economy. Obama started his presidency off by attempting to play both ends against the middle. Obama and his Treasury Secretary, approved of large bonuses for execs of failed banks, yet Obama cried bloody murder when the public found out. Once the public found out that the failed bank execs were receiving large bonuses, Obama claimed ignorance (even though he and Geithner approve of the bonuses) and went on the airwaves telling the bankers that he was the only thing standing between them and the citizens with pitch forks. What Obama fails to understand is that you can't secretly pay off the wealthy and then publicly humiliate the wealthy. See the wealthy who invest in the country will reufse to make investments and then the workers will have no jobs, in which case everybody is upset with the President. Obama has taxed and spent America into oblivion. Obama claims to have cut taxes on the lowest 95% of income earners. What Obama doesn't say is that those cuts are hurting entitlement programs and the cuts are temporary at best. Another thing Obama fails to tell the peole is that Obamacare is nothing more than a large tax bill passed on to the future generation. Obama always claims the Republicnas won't work with him. The problem is that Obama and the democrats have refused to work with republicnas. Rather than find compromise Obama just wants capitulation. Republicnas have passed a budget, Republicans have passed jobs bills, Republicnas have agreed to tax increases as part of a compromise, yet the Democrats have passed none of these. Remember it was Obama that blew up the negotations last year on the debt ceiling increase. Obama and the Republicnas had a deal, the Presidnet decided to play politics instead of looking out for America, by wanting more in the form of taxes with the same amount of cuts. Remember it is Obama with the trillion dollar annual deficits and not the Republicans. Paul Krugman can state the stimulus wasn't large enough. I'd tell Paul Krugman to look at the facts. The fact is that the temporary stimulus became the new government spending baseline. So we have in fact had billions of dollars annually dumped into the economy by the government. We spend $900 billion annually more today than we did in 2008. Now the $800 billion stimulus is just part of the annual spending baseline. Any cuts Obama agrees to in the budget are never really cuts. All the so clled cuts are only a slowdown of growth rather than an actual cut. Its a paper cut only, but America is dying from the 1000 paper cuts Obama has inflicted on our economy. Obama sent cash from the stimulus bill to foreign companies. In an effort to save a handful of jobs here, Obama sent tax dollars to countries like Finland saving Fisker employee jobs in Finland in large numbers to save a handful in our own country. Why one might ask? Well because the Green industry is a big backer of Obama and it doesn't matter where the money goes as long as Obama continues receiving his cut. This is outsourcing in the worst of times. Rather than spend money on companies and products in the US to create US jobs, Obama created jobs overseas to save a few here. The job creation Obama created is not in America. Obama created bankruptcies in America while created jobs overseas. Than Obama has the audacity to say only he knows how the bigger economy works. Obama is attempting to make hay with the Bain capital attacks. He is lying in his ads and his surrogates are making false charges. The media is falling for it by asking Mitt about outsourcing while leaving the Presidnet alone about his outsourcing. The media is trying to ask if it is reasonable line of questioning towards Mitt and private equity but won't dare ask Obama about his public equity firm. Obama would rather have people receive an income for a made up job than having people work in real jobs delivering real satisfaction. Rather than allow businesses make a profit so they can expand and create jobs, Obama wants their money to give to non producers. This will create no jobs and create a larger government dependency. Want proof jut listen to Nancy Pelosi and her comments about Unemployemnt compensation and how that is the great engine that can deliver us from the depths of this recession. Just listen to Obama who says all that matters is an ever expanding government. No one could make it without government so why not have even more government. Talk of fairness and equality from the Democrats is nothign more than Socialist thinking. There is no fairness in taking from a few to give tot he many. Their is no fairness is robbing people of their wealth to redistribute to the non producers. Robin Hood may be portrayed as a hero but the fact remains he is nothing more than a thief. America is dying of 1000 paper cuts. We are losing our freedoms and liberty for the sake of government intervention. We are no longer free to make our choices. The government makes them for us. The government decides what we need to spend money on. In Obama's case it is more policeman when we have low crime rates, it is more teachers when we have failing schools, it is more roads for less traffic. Obama only sees government as the solution. The problem is government is usually the problem. I am not advocating for no government, what I am advocating is for government to provide a helping hand rather giving handouts to constituents. I am for the government providing a safety net but not a government that tells me what is best. Obama and the Democrats believe they are smarter than the rest of us. I can tell they are not. They just want power and are willing to kill America to retain their power. Obama has the Robin Hood syndrome. Obama wants to steal money from the productive and give to the non productive. Look at health care, Obama needs the young and healthy to pay his tax so that insurance for the elderly is held lower simply because the pool is larger. The funny thing is though, Obama then instituted a Death panel to decide what is acceptable in health care depending on the productivity of the elderly. If your grnadmother is 85 and in poor health there may be no hip replacement surgery for her because some bureaucrat will decide your grandmother isn't worthy of the money required to be spent. Instead of making family decisions Obama has taken that away from the people because he knows whats best. Obama talks about tax fairness. What he forgets is life is competitive and never fair. Instead of leveling the playing field and making opportunities for all, Obama has decided that the best way to equality is to not keep score, that way everybody wins on paper. Obama even claims no one could have made it without Government. That is not the point. No one is saying abolish government, what we are saying is that government needs to be reigned in. Obama wants a nanny state where the government is responsible for all. Republicans want a free State wher individuals are held responsible. We all want help; what we don't want is a handout.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Romney Message

Mitt Romney is doing fine this campaign season. Sure he has issues but he has stayed on message. Romney understands that this election is going be a referendum on Obama election. Regardless of how the media and Obama try to spin this election as being a choice election, this is not about anything more than an election based on the economy and the economy is not doing well. The June jobs report is not good. True the DNC chair believes we are improving but nothing is further from the truth. The 4.4 million jobs created in the last 28 months averages out to be 157,000 jobs a month. It takes at least 125,000 jobs a month to keep up with population growth. The last three months job creation has been anemic with under 100,000 jobs created per month. The last quarter we haven't even kept ahead of population growth. The unemployment report from last week showed the unemployment rate holding steady at 8.2%. We have been even worse but many eligible workers have given up on finding work. Other have sought out other means of government assistance. More people went on the disability roles than found jobs. Why is the economy looming so large? Let's look at history and explain why Obama was elected in the first place. If memory serves, John McCain led Obama after the conventions and heading into mid September. Then the stock market crashed and the economy was on the verge of collapse. After the collapse of the economy and the financial industry, Obama jumped into the lead and never looked back. Facing reality, Obama is President because of his hope and change message in a time of economic despair. People wanted to believe Obama was our savior. America wanted to be a winner again and rallied behind the candidate that promised to change the direction of the country. Obama largely failed in his one and only mission when he took office. Obama threw away a trillion dollars on the economy (mainly to his liberal allies) and thought this was just another recession that would fix itself. Obama blew his political capital on a health care bill that is unpopular with the public. Rather than focus on the economy and the structural problems that exist, Obama missed the problem all together. See this recession (or depression) is not cyclical in nature. This recession was not caused by the normal business ups and downs. No this recession was structural in nature. It was always going to be a deep and long recession. Consumers will not be able to get us out of this recession. The problem with the economy is that people are tapped out. There is no assets left to leverage. People no longer are able to buy the goods we manufacture. Homes were used as ATM's as people borrowed against paper gains rather than realized gains. Sure some people really made out during the easy money practices of the FED that caused the housing bubble. Now that homes have fallen to more realistic numbers, people are no longer able to borrow against the paper equity. There is no equity. The borrow more spend more philosophy should be what is scrutinized. Keynesian economics have failed on both the governmental level and the individual level. The fake demand is what caused us to be where we are at in the first place. More fake demand is not going to fix the problem. The fake demand leveraged every asset in both the public and private hands. There are two ways out of the economic mess we are in. We can inflate our way out and you can bet your bottom dollar that is what Obama and the democrats will do if they are reelected. That is all they know, borrow today and inflate tomorrow so the amount borrowed appears miniscule. If Obama is reelected, the FED will almost certainly attempt a Qualitative Easing part III. The FED will inflate us to the point of no return in an attempt to make the economy grow. Obama will take the extra printed dollars and spend on more liberal boondoggles. For all intents and purposes America will be bankrupt, except we can't go bankrupt because we can just print more worthless paper. The other way is to grow our way out of the problem. Mitt will do that. Mitt will implement policies that will shrink the size of government not just slow the growth of government. Mitt will cut government to balance the budget or at least make the deficits palatable. Reducing taxes and cutting government will place more real dollars in the hands of people. The economy will grow and government will shrink. We won't inflate ourselves out of bankruptcy and we won't need a wheelbarrow to purchase a loaf of bread. There is a choice out there people: We can vote for the American people and cast a vote for Mitt or we can cast a vote for the Government of the US and cast a vote for Obama. Who would you place your bet: On the American people or the government?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Roberts Punted; America Lost

The Chief Justice of the United States punted on the most important issue before the Court. Roberts became the swing vote that swayed the opinion to uphold Obamacare. Conservatives have been busy laying the tax issue at the feet of Democrats but the problem isn't about whether the individual mandate is a tax or a penalty. The issue is that this government is no longer ruling with the consent of the people. To me it makes no difference that the bill was upheld either as a penalty or a tax. See if it was a penalty the people will be compelled to submit to the wishes of government from the commerce clause. As a tax the people are compelled to submit to the will of the government due to a tax. Either way America's are being punished simply because they are Americans. Who cares if the act is simply a penalty or penalty tax? Is this not the same thing? See Americans are being punished one way or the other. Roberts did not save the Court, nor did he save himself. When the government is allowed to punish us; its citizens; to do as the government wishes, we are no longer the land of the free. Roberts made sure that we as Americans are servants to the government. No longer do we have any choices accept through the ballot box. President Obama already relegted the public to the sidelines with his comments of "we are going to pass legislation and then see what happens as that is what elections are for." It is a shame in America when the public is relegated to the sidelines. Now instead of having a government that passes laws good for the people, we have a government that passes laws to appease their special interet groups. Every time the government turns over along ideological lines we will have to repeal laws that were passed along ideological lines. Anything the government wants to mandate can now be done as long as it is passed with a punitive tax associated with the law. Either submit to the will of government or be taxed into submission. This is not what is meant by the phrase "Government by the consent of the people". This is no longer a Democracy or even a Democratic Republic. We now have a government that can pass anything they want as long as they attach a tax bill. We are no longer the land of the free but as land of servants; servants to the will of government. Our founding founders knew full well that government unconstrained would be a menace on the people. It took over two hundred years but the liberals in America succeeded in destroying the Republic. They made our government more powerful than the people and that is something our founding fathers attempted to prevent. What a shame that Roberts decided to punt on the issue at hand. Rather than stand against government overreach he stood for government tryanny.