Down Size Big Government

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My cousin sent me an interesting article (shown below) in which the author, a republican turned democrat, writes why he will vote for BO. He makes some valid points regarding the drift of the Republican Party away from strict conservatism. He is correct in his claim that GWB forgot the philosophies of his party by increasing the size of the government. His new departments of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Act are two doozies. Both of them were knee jerk reactions on the part of our Congress and Senate to problems. My question is this, why does the population always look to Uncle to solve their problems? Uncle’s solutions are usually a disaster larger than any that FEMA is expected to address.  Bill Clinton’s Community Revitalization Act is another big government legacy that we are stuck with. That one caused the collapse of the banking system from which we will  most likely never recover. This author goes on to argue that the republicans need to get their “clocks cleaned.” He has two reasons; first because they had eight years to do the job and failed, and second,  the Bush policy to elevate the powers of the president. The author believes that “nothing short of defeat will put the GOP back on its limited government track…”

Although I agree with his reasons, I disagree with his logic to vote for a democrat to solve this problem. The cure will be worse than the disease. If BO wins, we will have four years of radical programs implemented by a socialist president and a socialist house.  I agree that a strict conservative republican party would be a shoo in after fours years of BO, but I disagree that any party could undo the evils that will transpire in the time under BO.

I have an issue with John McCain in that he has, at times, sold out his conservative principles during his thirty year career. He is one man in a group of five hundred and thirty five. He was one salmon swimming up river and hitting a dam. It is amazing that he has survived as long as he has. It is a testimony to his ablility to work with difficult people to make his agenda happen.

The author assumes that in four years, the house republicans will be transformed.  All of them will be honest, God fearing, monogomous men. All with the same staunch conservative philosophies. I believe this to be a bad assumption because it will take a miracle to find, and elect so many clean clear thinkers into office in so short a time.  For example, in the blue state of Illinois, Barack Obama became senator because the republican party could not find a single candidate to run against him. They imported a man from Maryland to fill the ballot. BO won because he didn’t have any competition.

I believe that John Mc Cain represents our one true hope to turn the country back to its conservative roots. He will have the ability to veto the really dumb things that the democrats will try to pull off. He will fend off the urge to build the government, and to put the country back into the hands of the people. His remaining years of life will be spent undoing the damage that has been done by the previous democratic regimes, and his party’s own GWB. 

If we allow BO to take over, and further corrupt our conservative lives, the job presented to the next conservative candidate will be monumental. We need a conservative president now more than ever. We need to give John Mc Cain the opportunity to reshape and down size big government. The benefits of doing so will allow us to make our own private destiny. 

Why the Republicans Must Lose

Nothing short of defeat will put the GOP back on its limited government track

Radley Balko | October 22, 2008

http://www.reason.com/news/show/129599.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Gains What?

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The rhetoric in this campaign could only be written by lawyers. We need to listen and understand every word, then read between the lines. I keep hearing that BO wants to limit his taxation to the “very rich.” He openly says there are many companies who are so rich they can afford to give some up for those at the bottom. I got to thinking about his words, and the concepts begin to sink in.

The folks who support BO and who have jobs seem to agree that their employers use them to make their fortunes. These workers have a mentality that somehow, their employer would not be rich if it were not for the sweat of their labor. They revel in the concept of taking it back from the rich. These people resent everything and everyone who has a nickle more than them. What they don’t understand is that the employer pays them a fair market wage for the the fruits of their effort. They also don’t realize that when they go home, the employer is still working to make things happen. Business is a 24/7 operation, and the owners take on a huge responsibility to make it a success.

How does the capital gains tax affect me and you? I fall into the “ninety five percent, or the middle class,” who are supposed to get a tax break in the BO program. I will get that tax break at the expense of a capital gains tax on the wealthiest of companies.  I don’t work anymore, and I live off my 401K, and Social Security. It took my deceased wife and me over forty two years to accumulate the nest egg. We gave up luxuries, spent judiciously, and saved. We invested in the market, and bought into many different companies. Many of my investments are designed for growth so the nest egg keeps up with inflation. When a company does well and expands, or grows, they transfer the growth to the share holders in the form of a capital gain distribution. It is not money, but shares of stock. This is a “capital gain.” At the end of the year, I have to pay a tax on that gain. There have been years, when I had capital gains, and paid a tax, however, the share price of the stock dropped making the value of the gain negative. Uncle Sam took the tax and ran. There was no sympathy toward the stock holder, Even though I was stuck with a stock that was lower in value than before the gain was declared. My 401K depends on capital gains to keep feeding me. I have to sell shares of the funds to get the  money I live on.

All of the people, who have been hypnotised into believing that BO will only tax the rich, are in for a rude awakening.  Any worker who is planning to retire on a 401K plan will be affected by the capital gains tax. Why? because you are investing in the companies that he will tax. All the “boomers” who want to retire and take advantage of their years of labor will be affected too. Companies who pay taxes, pay less dividend and have less money to invest in growth. It is as simple as that; more tax, less growth. More tax, less money in your 401K. More capital gains tax, and the more you pay; the less you have to live on. We are all affected by the capital gains tax, even those of us who are “middle class.” I don’t beleive for a minute that BO doesn’t see that he will burden the retiring baby boomers. He wants it all.

Barack and his liberal cronies love the concept of taking care of the little guy.  He doesn’t believe we are smart enough to care for ourselves.  If BO is really interested in taking care of us, he will abolish his ‘welfare,’ mentality. Karl Marx had a similar idea, and initiated a great ‘experiment” in Europe. Millions were slaughtered to make the idea work. Marxism took everything from the people. The government owned the wealth to take care of the people. The experiment was called “communism.”

Where Is He Taking Us?

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BO went on the defensive attacking John Mc Cain’s statement that BO is proposing Socialism. “Obama responded forcefully, called McCain’s tactics “the oldest trick in the book,” a scare tactic, and nothing more than name calling.”

I say, call a “spade a spade.”  Mc Cain must have touched a nerve.  BO went on to defend himself by asking why Warren Buffet would endorse him? Why would he? Maybe Warren plans to fund BO’s plans with his personal fortune. He is rich enough to make a dent. Then again, maybe Warren is smart enough to cozy up to BO so he will get preferential treatment.

Barack Obama studied socialism, his father was a socialist, his mother had socialist leanings, he associated with known communists, he has a socialist mentality, he has proposed a socialist program. He doesn’t see it as socialism, but his vision for America is one that is very different from yours and mine. He also knows that if this “truth’ becomes accepted by America, that his goose is cooked. He has to destroy the notion, just like he is trying to destroy Sarah Palin, and “Joe The Plumber.” By the way, after digging into every aspect of Joe Wurzelbacher’s life, the media has implied that “Joe The Plumber” should have been “vetted’ by the Mc Cain campaign before he used him as an example of taxing small business. What in the world are they thinking? BO has tried to destroy a U.S. citizen who asked him a straight forward question? Has BO, the DNC and the liberal media adopted a KGB mentality? Should we all be running scared to ask anything from the Messiah for fear of being investigated, and our lives ruined? 

Where in the world is he taking us?

Joe The Retired Guy

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I can’t believe the amount of stuff I know about “Joe the Plumber,” in less than a week. The audacity of this working man to ask a question of a candidate. The one question, which was not “vetted,” by the DNC has become an example of how well BO has staged his campaign by carefully writing and rehearsing canned answers. He was asked one question off the script, and blew it big time. He exposed himself. He might as well have dropped his pants. All I can say is this, I’d like to ask BO some questions too, and I’d like his army of investigators to dig dirt on me. I’d welcome spending my entire 401K, or what’s left of it, fighting them in court. It would be like an aircraft carrier fighting a canoe, but I”d go down asking questions the guy won’t answer.

Here are some for starters.  I’m retired living off Social Security, and my 401K. Since you and your democratic friends have destroyed the market with the free housing program, will you eliminate the taxes I pay on Social Security? Don’t tell me that I’m in the 95% of the population that will get your tax cut. I want to hear you say that the SS tax is evil, it always was, and that you will abolish it immediately. Will you abolish the capital gains tax on the few feable stocks that I own in my 401K? Or will you also want that too. Your affinity for giving opportunity to those who have not worked fifty five years to accumulate a 401K is astoundingly stupid and naive.

Every one of the good citizens you so galantly want to help from the bottom up, have the same opportunities afforded to them as has Joe the Plumber. They have the same school system, the same laws, the same environment as all of us. Why do they waste it? Because you and yours choose to raise them in a welfare environment, they have never known anything else. They have no role models to show them how to work. Want to try an experiment? Try paying them for all the children they have “in wedlock.” Try this as a plank in your arsenal, “Give a man a fish, he has one meal. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”

Let me also ask you about your accusations that John McCain and Sarah Palin don’t argue the “issues.” They do argue issues, they have laid out concrete plans for “Energy Policy, Right to Life, How to fix the Economy, Supreme Court Justice selection, Foreign Affairs, Health Care, and more. The problem is, those big ears of yours are not listening to anything but what you want to hear. If John Mc Cain’s responses are not the same as yours, you fail to hear.  The trouble with you, BO, is that you are totally out of touch, as are your vetting agents at NBC,ABC,CBS, and the most liberal of all, out tax supported NPR.

Answer these too, How will you pay for Universal Health Care when Medicare, a much smaller program, is going broke? How will you help students through college, when they can’t read or write? Will you lower standards? Will you lower interest rates on student juice loans? Will you forego your salary to “help” the poor? Will you abolish affirmative action, a program disciminating against those who really want to get an education? 

What were your grades in college, who were some of your friends? Why did you vote “Present,” so many times in the Illinois State Senate?  How is it that you have  come in contact with so many questionable people in your short lifetime? I never met anyone controversial in over seventy years, nor have any of the entire population of this country. 

When do the investigators show up? I have more questions to ask.

Vote Early, Vote Often

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I grew up in Chicago, and have lived in the suburbs as an adult. Chicago politics is strictly democratic. The suburbs, or collar communities are republican. That is changing now, as the black population spreads into the south, southwestern, and western suburbs. The demographics have shifted into a democratic population.

I grew up with the saying, “vote early, and vote often.” Anyone who grew up here knows exactly what that means, and will find it funny. The truth is, it is a sad reflection on our society. The twentieth century Democratic Machine worked diligently to win votes, and became noted for buying elections by any means. Precinct captains bought votes with a drink. If a voter hustled, he could put on a package while doing his “civic” duty. 

Chicago is called “a city that works,” but it is rife with graft and corruption. Any politician who tries to “reform” the machine is soundly defeated in either the election, or in attempts to make things happen. It is my opinion that BO has been an astute student of Chicago Machine tactics. BO’s effort to use ACORN to buy votes is typical of the “vote early, vote often,” menatlity of Machine Politics. This tactic does win elections, but does that make it right? Does the end justify the means? Do we really want socialism so badly, that we will prostitute ourselves for it?

We all get one vote, unless we buy another from some devious merchant who wants to “make change you can believe in.”

This morning, the Ohio Secretary of State has filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court to get off the hook. It seems that ACORN has done an outstanding job of applying the Chicago principle of “Vote Early, Vote Often.” Unfortunately, the Ohio Secretary of State has to verify the new registrations. She has two hundred thousand that are in question. By Federal Law, she must verify all of them. Most likely, all of these registrations are potential votes for BO. (Isn’t it funny, that we haven’t heard of a single ACORN voter registration that is Republican.) She is out of time, so she ran to the Supreme Court. My guess is that the Court will crumble under pressure from ACORN and the ACLU, and allow the votes.

Call me racist folks, because I’m voting for a conservative, not because he is white, but because he shares my personal philosophy.

On the bright side, there is a big party happening in Ohio. Think of all the folks that are enjoying the buzz from their free drinks.

Give it, Take It Back Policy

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BO and his frenzy of followers are hyped on the issue of “universal health care.” Well folks, I’m here to tell you that I’m a recipient of Uncle’s current health care plan. It’s called “Medicare.” I am the first to agree that it is better than nothing. When it was first instituted, my parents finally started going to a doctor. They were retired by that time. They led healthy lives, and lived long. A trip to the doctor meant you had a major problem, like the time dad pissed himself while shoveling snow at age seventy-eight. That incident finally convinced him it was time to get help. It turned out that in addition to an enlarged prostate, he had prostate cancer too. In spite of the surgery, and years of incontinence afterward, he lived to ninety two. He used Medicare about twenty times for follow up appointments.

Time marched on, and the cost of Medicare kept rising. The possibility of Medicare going bankrupt became a reality(have we heard that recently?) Our fine political representatives fixed it by raising the tax taken from our paychecks. Simple? At the same time, they fixed Social Security by raising the tax taken to pay for that. Still simple? Then the genii decided they were giving retired people too much, and decided to tax Social Security. What the “government giveth, the government taketh.”  Did I mention this “give it, take it back” policy was enacted under a Democratic president?  I digress.

The point I’m trying to make is that a big government universal health care plan will ultimately fail. (Case in point, the Fair Housing Act ultimately failed and led to the need for the bail out.) Uncle Sam can’t even pay for the health care plan he has. How in the world will BO pay for a bigger one? First, he will take from the rich, then, it will get more expensive, and guess what? You’re absolutely right. You will be asked to bend over and grab your ankles to get it shoved up your a__. The only ones to benefit will be the people hired to administer the program. Most likely, it will be a division of ACORN. Our health care dollar will be consummed by the administrators. It will be their job to curb costs by challenging every thing you go to the doctor for. Who will curb them? The pennies remaining from that dollar, will go to a physician.

If you you think I am being critical of Medicare, ask your  physician how he likes it. Many doctors don’t accept Medicare because Uncle doesn’t pay well. To compensate, Uncle has a stupid rule that he will pay for each visit.  To make some money, my doctor invents reasons for me to come see him. I take a blood test every three months, he could easily have his nurse call me with the results, instead he tells me to make a follow up visit to get the results. His rationalle, he has to review the results with me. The real reason, he bills Medicare for another visit.

Where will the incentive come for young people to become doctors? It is hard enough now to find a doctor that speaks without such a heavy accent that I can understand him. What incentive  will a student have to study for ten years, certainly not from a big government health care plan. Ask a Canadian what he thinks of his health care. First, he will brag about how all his medical needs are paid by the government. A few sentences later he will complain about the three months it takes to get an appointment, and the two year waiting list for surgery.

This is one of the issues BO keeps wishing John McCain will talk to you about. It is only his way to divert attention from his radical influences.

Get real folks, don’t buy into the idea that Uncle can do it for you better than you can do it on your own.

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