Saturday, December 25, 2010

Warren Buffet and the Death Tax

Warren Buffet and the Democrats tell us they need to take property from the greedy rich people when they die. The Democrats have decided that you don’t deserve any money or property in which you didn’t earn. They decided the government has the right to redistribute that wealth

On the surface, all this might sound good to those who believe in wealth redistribution. Once you begin to dig into estate taxes, things may not be what you believed. Warren Buffet pushes hard for the estate tax. There is a good reason he does this, and it’s not that he has a kind and giving heart. The very wealthy have a way around these estate taxes. They put money into huge insurance policies worth millions. Insurance money isn’t taxable through the estate or income tax.

Warren Buffet coincidentally owns many of these insurance companies. As long as there is a death tax he is able to sell these massive policies, which without an estate tax they wouldn’t be needed.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Obama Shrugged: The Searches

Jane walked out of the department store and handed the package to Melissa. The young girl eagerly took the package since it held her new sweater. The girl had always wanted a sweater, but since Obama placed tariffs on imported knit products, they were in short supply and rationed. When you did have the opportunity to buy knit products, they were priced out of reach for the average citizen. Melissa pointed at the crowd ahead and asked, “What’s those people doing mommy?”

“I’m not sure honey,” replied Jane.

The mother and child closed in and there was a man with a police officer twisting an arm behind his back. The officer said authoritatively, “You go into the body scanner willingly, or I take you to the van and remove your clothes where we check you for weapons.”

A moment later the officer shoved the cursing man into a black van. Usually people stepped into the scanners without instance, but there were still people unhappy with the law. Just as the crowd cleared and Jane started to walk past the scanning station, a police officer said, “Ma’am, would you please step inside the scanner?”

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Why Does Congress Not Read The Bills?

The Democrats roll out a 2000 page $1.1 trillion spending bill and tried to ram it through congress. They have no idea who wrote the bill; what’s worse, they don’t care. The people stood up and screamed when the Democrats did the same thing with the 2400 page health-care bill. It would take a team of lawyers a week to just read these bills.

We now know the health-care bill had been written years ago by the left wing Apollo Foundation to which Soros gives millions. Are we ever told by congress who writes the bills? Do they expect Americans to be so gullible as to believe these bills were written that month? The Democrats have now been in power for four years. They have taken all this time to write, amend, or edit bills written by any number of organizations, and then waited for the waning days of the lame-duck congress in which to ram these bills through. The Democrats wanted to be sure no one else had the time to read these bills.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Oil Drilling Ban: The Destruction of America

Today President Obama announced through the Secretary of the Interior that he has placed a seven year moratorium on new drilling in the eastern gulf, as well as a five year ban on Atlantic drilling. After the BP platform accident Obama placed a six months moratorium on gulf drilling.

Those on the right have been telling us from the beginning that the ban on drilling was never lifted. We had the leftwing media telling us the gulf ban only applied to deep water drilling. We know now that we were right and that the lame stream media was lying to the people. The ban after the BP accident applied to all new drilling and was never lifted.

We are at a time when every politician and individual in the country is calling for energy independence, yet we have a government that is banning oil drilling. The federal government recently took control of millions of acres of land in Utah and Alaska that could have been set aside for new sources of oil, while at the same time we import oil from our enemies at record rates. This is the same government that sent $3 billion to Petrobas to help explore drilling off the coast of Brazil. Do I need to mention that George Soros owns 3 percent of the mostly state owned Petrobras? Petrobras is the lone operator of all oil fields in Brazil.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wikileaks: Accident, Plan, or Ineptitude?

We now have Wiki Leaks telling us they are going to release private State Department communications. The website is already filled with 350mb of supposed sensitive military material. This tells me we have a serious problem within our government.

We have the TSA controversy with body scanners filling the news. Our government assures us that these images cannot be saved or transmitted. We are already seeing images appear on Gizmodo. Time and time again the government reassures us that something is safe, only later to find that we had been swept up into a false sense of security. The only way we can assure privacy is to take it into our own hands. This applies as well to our medical records. Once we let the federal government place them in some central database, we no longer have control.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Perfect Candidate

Obama was the perfect Manchurian candidate. He was black, so anyone that offered opposition was immediately labeled racist. Obama was charismatic and was not the traditional black community organizer. There was an American electorate that was unhappy with two wars and a declining economy, which made the call for change a nice prospect. People were ready for someone to fundamentally change America. There was a complicit media that did nothing but cheer lead the first African-American candidate that could possibly win. Those of us that bothered to look into what lay past the facade were called racist.

What we saw, and now most Americans are seeing, is a man filled with hate for all things that make us Americans. He is an anti-colonialist, a term few of us were familiar with at the time of the election. They didn’t know that change was socialism and globalism. People were blinded by words and failed to see that Obama wanted to mold his presidency in the form of the man who was the most revered, albeit mistakenly, by American history, Franklin D. Roosevelt. There was only one way to be FDR and that was to create another Great Depression. I’m not sure if the timing of the sub-prime collapse was when he and the Democratic Party planned, but the timing was perfect. That catapulted him into the White House. We know now the collapse of the sub-prime market was foreseen, and possibly planned.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Political and News Dog and Pony Show

Two weeks ago people went to the ballot box to show Washington that the country is extremely dissatisfied with the job they are doing. Since then the lame duck congress has reconvened and it’s clear that the Democrats and some others haven’t learned anything from the trashing.

I just watched a debate on Fox News between Democrat and Republican representatives. They bantered back and forth on extending the jobless (unemployment) benefits. The Republicans are clear on the fact that they will not sign on to any bill unless money is found to pay for it now. Some Republicans want to use stimulus money, while the Democrats just want to spend from the budget, which at this point is all borrowed money.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Rush To Ban Energy Drinks, Why?

The FDA is in a panic mode to ban energy drinks laced with alcohol after 5 teens die from drinking.  After some research I found a variety of numbers for annual deaths from these energy drinks. The highest I found were 20,000 annual deaths, so I will operate from that prospective. I figure the real number is far less. I decided to list deaths from other causes.

Tobacco  ——————————————— 435,000
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity ———— 365,000
Alcohol ———————————————— 85,000
Microbial Agents ———————————– 75,000
Motor Vehicle Crashes ————————– 26,347
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs – 32,000
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect —– 17,000
Bicyclist ———————————————– 700

Monday, November 15, 2010

Government Protection or Loss of Liberty?

Our government has decided that they need to see our nude bodies or demand intrusive body searches. They do this all in the name of safety as we fly. There is all this extreme caution at airports, yet not one terrorist has ever been caught by a TSA agent.

The 9/11 hijackers and the so-called Christmas day bomber were not found by TSA agents despite the fact the government had been alerted to the danger prior to the attacks. We know that the average terrorists are Muslim with dark complexions, and are between the ages of 17 and 34. If we know this, why do we have government personnel searching white elderly people and children? They do it in the name of being politically correct. They will pass up the opportunity to search someone fitting the profile of a terrorist and intimately search a child. They are also doing this in their war on drugs that has failed miserably.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I was just writing the article  “Government Protection or Loss of rights?” and had the same nagging thoughts of why are they doing such stringent searches at only airports, and why aren’t terrorist attacking more? It would be too easy for terrorist to build bombs or to buy automatic weapons in which to open fire on innocent people at the malls. I then had an epiphany. I know that government and progressives always use misdirection. They are making me watch searches in airports when the ball is in the other hand.

In Europe many of the terrorist attacks have been to trains, yet in Europe they aren’t forcing such stringent security on trains. We have had attacks on trains in the USA, again very lax security even at the Metro in the nation’s capital. I had to ask, what am I missing?

We have the leftist environmentalist, which these days are all progressives because they can use global warming to further the progressive agenda. The debate whether global warming is real or not is unimportant, since the progressives will use the fear to their advantage.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Progressive Federal Reserve

The Fed was created to control the economy, which is a socialist mentality. They feel that they can take the ups and downs out of the normal economic cycle. Eventually the progressives got their opportunity to test their theory. In 1929 we began the great progressive Utopia. Roosevelt did what the progressives wanted; they almost eliminated the middle class. That left only the rich and the poor. FDR was hailed a hero because he provided the jobs in which he stole from the people to begin with. It was only death that kept FDR from becoming dictator.

It was only until the end of ww2 in which taxes were dramatically lowered that the country climb out of the depression created by the progressive’s Utopia, but the Fed remained. Enter 2007 and we watched, as the fed seemed to weekly lower the prime rates in an effort to maintain a strong economy, all the while the great housing bubble created by the progressives began to leak. In 2009 that bubble burst and the Fed dropped lending rates to near zero.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Plan to Restore America

There is a lot of talk right now about introducing tariffs on China and goods imported from other countries. I’m far from an economist, but from everything I have read this would be bad for the country, especially at this point. We have a government that is purposely spending this country into oblivion. This country is in uncharted waters as far as the amount of debt. As of October 10, 2010, the Total Public Debt Outstanding was approximately 94% of annual GDP, ($13.616 Trillion). The amount of unfunded liabilities is approximately $130 trillion.

A large portion of American debt is owned by China. We know we have a trade deficit, and at first glance it looks like if we change that, the other things will come into line. We have only to look at the past and that tells us that tariffs rarely work.

Recently Obama threatened a tariff against Chinese made tires. China retaliated with a tax, or even a threat to stop to stop importing American Chickens. Right now China is negotiating from a position of power.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Reply to A Liberal’s Questions

There is so much in which to reply. Let’s start with the first amendment. You say in the spirit of the amendment there is separation of church and state. The Federalist Papers tell us the intent of our founders. They wanted to keep religion safe from government, not government safe from religion. In fact some of the founders expressed that states should declare a state religion, one state actually did, but I can’t remember which. We have to read the amendment exactly as it’s written, and it’s meaning is clear that congress shall not declare a state religion and people should be free to practice whatever religion they wish.

Personally I am happy with the separation of church and state, what I do hate is for people to wish something to be in a document, so therefore that’s what must be there. You said several times that O’Donnell made a mistake and was just technically right. She was right in every sense of the word.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Who Are The Progressives?

For the past 100 years the progressive movement has pushed and clawed its way into control of the Unites States. Franklin D. Roosevelt brought the progressive movement into prominence. His progressive polices catapulted the United States into the worst economic period in history. While the rest of the world experienced a recession, or even a depression, only in the USA is it known as the Great Depression.

During the period known as the Great Depression, the USA witnessed the largest expansion of government in history. FDR perpetuated the depression so that he could push a progressive agenda. People looked upon FDR as if he was a savior when he began the jobs programs. Those people built parks, bridges and roads. While those things aren’t bad, they did little to provide permanent work.

It was only after World War II that the depression ended. For the next twenty years the USA saw prosperity never before experienced. That prosperity was kick-started by a drastic cut in taxes. Taxes needed to fund the war had been pushed even higher than the progressive tax of FDR. The war taxes were just, but the reduction of those taxes are what propelled us into the roaring 50’s, just as the reduction of taxes propelled the nation into the roaring 20’s.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Truth, Not Truthers

On September 11th, 2001, many of us sat mesmerized as we watched the second airliner fly into the World Trade Center. We listen to the television as Osama Bin Ladin told us how he had orchestrated the attack.

In the aftermath of 9/11 the Truthers were born of people that wished to blame George W. Bush and the Republican Party for every ill in the world. A decade later these people are still declaring that the Muslims are innocent, while the deadliest attack on mainland USA was the fault of Republicans within the government, only now they have just reduced the rhetoric to the government in general.

So let’s first define what is the government. The government as intended by the Constitution are the people of the United States. I doubt the Truthers believe it’s the people, so government must be all the people that work for the federal government. There are millions of federal employees that make up the government. None of the Truthers have yet narrowed the definition enough to tell us exactly who within this massive body that orchestrated 9/11.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Obama Shrugged

The line seems to be moving a little faster today,” Jane said to her friend.

Margo smiled and said, “I think so. We have been here only an hour and
we are almost to the door. Doesn’t the fresh bread smell so wonderful

She replied, “It smells delicious. I’m glad the government decided the
lactose and gluten free bread was suitable for us to eat. That will go
well with the beans.”

After Barack Obama’s forth term he was appointed the lifetime position
as President of the United States. Obama had promised to fundamentally
change America. He had passed universal health-care and to limit cost he
had, along with congress, taken over the farms so that all people ate
equally. All foods found to be unhealthy were banned. The medical board
decided which foods were the healthiest and would lower health-care cost.
Once the two women had purchased their bread and other supplies, they
headed home. It wasn’t long before they were walking into the
fifty-story apartment building. They smiled at the armed soldier
standing just inside. Margo asked her friend, “Can you believe that
people used to live in single family dwellings? That was so wasteful of

Monday, September 6, 2010

Voting ‘R’

I remember standing in the voting booth staring at Lindsey Graham’s name trying to make a choice. I had the choice of sending a newcomer to Washington, or sending someone with experience and power. In the end I chose power, and since that moment I have had to grimace each time I watched the senator I sent to Washington deal and compromise with the Democrats. If Graham was at first honorable, he was quickly corrupted by the power in which John McCain offered.

Since that time I have become a part of the Tea Party movement, and I know I haven’t done as much to help as I should, but I have come to terms with the fact that we can effect change in the United States. The day has come where others and I don’t feel we have to vote for the likes of Graham, despite pressure from beltway Republicans.