Tag Archives: Barack Obama

We are family.

8 Nov

Have you ever known of a family whose parents are super nice and polite? Then you find out they have some children who act unruly and cause all kinds of havoc? Sometimes no matter how great of a parent one may be, the kids will be a menace to society. It’s in their DNA and they have a brain and conscious of their own.  You have some parents who are a complete mess and the kids grow up to be doctors. It goes both ways.

This is what I see in Washington D.C and politics. We now have a congress who are acting like those unruly kids, and the Whitehouse are the parents who try to do everything right. Everything the President says or does, the GOP, and tea-party do just the opposite to make things difficult. Its getting to be foreseen before it even happens ( it’s like known that the bad child will end up in prison ). The Whitehouse can only do so much. The GOP in Congress have it set in their head that they will do whatever they want, even if it ruins America.

Back before President Obama, congress was doing the right thing and life was okay. Congress acted like the future doctor, and the Whitehouse from 2001-2009 ( Bush-era ) acted like the messed up parents, who had no idea on how to be a parent.

Let’s send the GOP and tea-party to therapy ( vote them out in 2014 ) and adopt some good kids ( democrats), so we can be a family again. The ones who act right.

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Too much snow on the roof.

21 Feb

I am sitting in my house while it is snowing outside. I have about 12″ plus of snow on the roof of my house. If there is too much weight on a roof, it will break or come crashing down. All homes need little weight at the top and a strong foundation for the house to last a very long time. That is also the same for our economy.

Right now corporations and top executives are making record profits while the rest of us are suffering and living paycheck to paycheck. This is not because of lazy workers or lack of education, it’s due to the top being addicted to greed and power. So few have way too much power and money for the economy to survive at the current condition. At some point this economy will come crashing down fast and hard. The working poor is growing at an alarming rate while becoming more and more financially unstable.

Here is an article I found on the web talking about minimum wages from 1968 compared to todays standard of living. Minimum wages in 1968 was $1.60 and if it kept up with inflation and cost of living , minimum wage today would be $16.50 at the minimum. Instead it’s at $7.35 an hour. http://blog.ourfuture.org/20130219/40-of-americans-now-under-former-minimum-wage .

How was it possible for the country to survive off of the wages back then and the corporations say they can’t pay better today? Yes the cost of living was lower back then, but in comparison to todays standards, wages were at a much higher percentage rate back in 1968 then today.  Too many people are brainwashed into thinking that we have to bow down to the few who are very powerful and very rich. That is not the case, we can stand together and demand a better life. We are the hardest workers and the richest nation in this world. There is no reason we can’t build a better and stronger foundation. Or this roof will come crashing down.

 

There is a reason the wealthy live in gated communities. They do not want to see the weak foundation they have built while the roof has been built beyond weight-bearing capacity.

Hey GOP it’s 2012 not 1912.

9 Nov

I could care less if the GOP gets it or not. I vote on HOW I FEEL,not what some old angry white man says on T.V. or the radio. This blog is my opinion as to why the GOP will keep having issues and never advance America.

To me IDEOLOGY is a bad thing for politics. The GOP has had the same ones since 1912 and we are now in the year 2012. All I see from the GOP and the followers is nothing but anger, anger like a 3-year-old not having a warm bottle of milk. If they want to get back on track, they need to get rid of the conductors like Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh,Sean Hannity,Bill O’Reilly,Dick Morris,Glenn Beck, Mitch McConnell,Eric Cantor,and John Boehner and Fox News. All of these angry white men still think like it’s 1912, and they just don’t get it and never will. They do not have a liberal mindset ( open to new ideas and happy ideas).

This is the party that brags about personal responsibility and yet all they have done was come up with excuses as to why they lost ( like blame everyone but themselves). The reason they lost and will continue to lose is that their ideas are dead to the rest of the nation. It’s that simple. If they do decide to come up with new ideas,they have already been taken by the liberals ( of all parties) . They will sound fake and phony because it’s too little to late. Sean Hannity is already trying to sound like he is up to changing his position on immigration laws ( way too late there angry old man).

The Tea party has destroyed the GOP and so has their 1912 ideology. It’s unrepairable at this point. Any ideas they come up with will not help at all. America will be better if Fox News and “conservative” radio just goes away. Their ideas are so played out and people are tired of hearing them complain,assume liberals are lazy,blame others for their problems,and the HYPOCRISY. If they try to be more diverse, all they will be doing is looking like they are trying to grab a few “tokens”.

As far as the 47% goes Mitt Romney, oh we built that and you lost.

Follow the smoke and rainbows if you want to move forward.

How to fix the debt. From my angle.

24 Sep

All you hear about is how Congress is in a stalemate. It’s gotten real bad the last 3 years. From the right all they want to do is make huge cuts or get rid of programs with small tax rates. Even if you get rid of programs the past debt is still sitting there. No thanks to Grover Norquist and the Tea Party, the taxes are very hard to raise to bring in revenue. The left wants to do some cuts , but maybe not enough and they want to raise taxes. Raising taxes is picking on the wealthy and punishing success if you are a republican.

The spending from both parties is so out of hand. It just sickens me to think how much they spend and borrow, and all they can do is blame the other person. All the while we as a nation are so financially weak, we could be punked by other nations. By then it will be too late and having all of those cars in your big garages will not matter.

If your house hold gets deep in debt for what ever reason, you trim costs and try to find more revenue ( either ask for more hours or get a second job). This is what Congress needs to do. Here is where my idea comes in.

To please the tea party and all of the Grover’s in this would, leave the Bush tax rates as they are. To please both parties just cut 3% of the spending on all programs but social security and maybe just 2% on military. Do not cut  more or get rid of any programs. Heck even cut 5% on government subsidies. Stop paying other countries money all together. Most of them hate us in the first place.

Now this is where we get more revenue to pay down the debt. Use a regressive consumer tax rate. Have a 3% tax on all non perishable goods sold in the U.S.A. if that item is $1,000 or less. If it’s $1,000.01 up to $10,000 make it 2% and anything over $10,000 charge 1%. Now the whole world will help this great country pay down our debt. If someone in Europe comes over here to visit and buys anything other than food, they helped pay down the debt. If something is ordered on the internet and they live outside America, they helped pay down the debt. If someone here works for cash, they to will help pay down the debt. If someone is unemployed , they will help pay down the debt when they go buy a nice outfit for their interview. Illegal immigrants will help pay down the debt when they spend cash on clothes or cars.

Try this on a 3 year trial to see if it works. If it does keep it going and if not, it’s better than what we have now ( which is nothing but arguing). Plus using a consumer tax also keeps the income tax down that so many folks on the right complain about. It also puts the whole world in play to help our problem.

If you want something to work, you will find a way no matter what it takes. If you want it to fail, you will find every excuse in the book and do nothing but blame others.

Who depends on the Government?

22 Sep

I decided to write this blog while at work ( I am writing it at home off from work). It all stems from Mitt Romney saying the lower 47% depends on the federal government for help. Well from what I have found out from my studying this comment, I came to the conclusion that everyone depends on the federal government, even politicians when they retire ( free paychecks and free healthcare for life from our taxes).

I started looking at numbers and what not. Yes most of the money spent is on these ( welfare,Medicare,Medicaid,food stamps) grouped into one group health and human services) $893 billion for 2012. Have the economy pick up ( jobs with livable wages and this number will drop). Then there is Social Security $815 billion for 2012 ( most is paid for from our payroll taxes from when we worked). What’s hurting this program is the federal government dipping into this to pay for their general fund ( see even the politicians depend on the government’s money). Then there is extended unemployment benefits ( probably from the general fund), could not find any numbers on this one. The 6 month unemployment is paid for by unemployment insurance from previous employer, not YOUR PAYCHECK. Any unemployment that is more than 6 months does come from the government. Yes there are people who takes advantage of these programs because they are lazy. But most are people who want to do better, and most are retired folks who did the best they could with what they had, so stop condemning the 47%.

Now here is the rest of my story. Subsidies paid to industries is not as big of a number as I first thought, but they do have a number. That to me says that even big rich entities rely on the federal government for help. The agricultural industry is looking at $140 billion for 2012. The biggest receivers in 2011 were the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Texas in that order. Most farms are now ran by corporations, the family farmers are the minority. Then there is the energy sector, looking at $43 billion for 2012. Exxon Mobil made $41 billion in profits in 2011, why do they need government help? The transportation industry is looking at $90 billion for 2012. That includes the airline, train, and bus industries. Bailouts for the airlines and trains have been going on for decades. It also includes the maintenance of the roads, airports, and rail yards.

Now onto the banks of America. Subsidies for the banking industry started way back in 1913, I think this was before President Obama was President ( I may be wrong in the eyes of the tea party or GOP folks). Since 1913 the banks have gotten subsidies totaling $7.77 trillion folks, imagine that. And people get catty over food stamps and welfare? Since 2007 the big six banks; JP MORGAN, BANK OF AMERICA, CITIGROUP, WELLS FARGO, GOLDMAN SACHS, MORGAN STANLEY has received over $460 billion in subsidies. The banking industry accounts for 63% of the daily debt to the government for this and borrowing money that we do not even hear about. And people think grandma and grandpa on social security are the nations debt problem ? Really?  Subsidies are for 3 reasons. 1 to stop an industry from going under ( record profits in most industries), 2 for keeping the costs down ( costs of goods are higher now), 3 to stimulate the industries to hire( unemployment is at a 50 yr high).

Now the military spending. I am all for the military, we need to keep AMERICA safe not the world. I was also in the Air Force as well. For 2012 thee government will spend $766 billion. Now this can be cut down by getting out of most of the countries in the world,and stop giving money to countries that want to destroy our way of life. Send our troops home and protect AMERICA.

Remember that the Congress sets the budget and decides what’s spent, not the President. Remember the government revenue is at a 60 year low, and experts say it’s because of the low tax rates set up by President Bush and extended by President Obama.

ALSO when MITT ROMNEY was head of the 2002 OLYMPICS and he is praised for fixing it, he GOT $1.5 BILLION from the federal government.

So who is DEPENDANT on the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? My answer is everyone that lives in AMERICA.

Hope you start to see the hypocrisy in the fact that people condemn one side of AMERICA and stick up for the other side.

The 47 percent.

20 Sep

I probably am not the only person doing a blog about Mitt Romneys comments on the 47%. I am doing this blog for a few reasons. One I am one of the 47% and I am kind of upset that people think that because I make so little money that I am a lazy leach and I feel ” entitled” to get help ( I am not on food stamps or any government program and I qualify for a lot of them). Second I am going to try to articulate the hypocrisy of this 47% theory. I may not have the facts 100% correct, but I will try to be as accurate as I can ( the internet can have some silly numbers out there).

This is not the first time Mitt has said comments about the poor. He said something similar in an interview before.

Who are the 47% Mitt was talking about? Well they are not all democrats, some are even republicans who watch the news and believe they are the 1% because of who they vote for and stick up for the uber rich. They are independents who have been in the military and are on food stamps. They are the unemployed who are looking for a job ( some people think that their paycheck pays for someones unemployment, it’s the last company someone worked for that pays it). They are your grandparents on social security who have to decide between eating or getting their medicine. They are the working poor trying to better their lives ( that’s me). Heck Mitts dad back in the day was the 47% ( funny how Mitt has forgotten where his own dad came from). Anyone who is in the 47% no matter who you vote for should be offended for being put in a group that someone like Mitt feels it’s okay to degrade you for trying to EAT, get MEDICAL CARE, or LIVE IN A HOUSE.

So what if the 47% does not pay taxes ( I would love to be in a tax bracket that has me paying taxes, that means I’m making nice money). Is that what they republicans want? Then why is it a bad thing to not pay just because we fall in the lower-income bracket? Are we a nuisance? A throne in their side? A distraction to them while we walk down the street and they drive in their Bentley’s?

Why is it when poor need some help until they get on their feet, it’s called being lazy? Why is it called entitlements? Why are the 47% told to suck it up and sacrifice for AMERICA?

Do you know who else didn’t pay federal income taxes? Depending on where you get your information from anywhere from 4,000-7,000 millionaires didn’t pay. 24,000 people who made $500,000 didn’t pay. 14,000 people who made $100,000-$150,000 didn’t pay? Are they the 47% ? Are they the freeloaders Mitt was talking about? Is their 0% tax rate called an entitlement? When people defend these income brackets they call them “job creators”. Look at the employment, what jobs are they creating?

Also what about the over 200 companies that get government subsidies? Is that an entitlement? Or is it setting up a culture for hiring people? Look at the economy, It’s not working. A subsidy is for three reason only. Reason one ; to prevent the decline of that industry. Second ; to prevent the increase of the price of the product. Third; to have the companies hire workers. Question 1 ; are industries declining? Answer NO, most corporations are making record profits. Question 2; are the price of goods going down? Answer, NO look at your grocery bill, gas prices, clothes ect… Question 3; are corporations hiring? Answer, NO.

So why are these companies still getting government help? Are they the 47%? Why would anyone be outraged at the 47% and make excuses for the rich individuals who play the system to not pay taxes. Why would anyone not be outraged at these corporations taking advantage of the subsidies?

If anyone is on the government dole its the corporations addicted to subsidies and the folks in the income brackets I talked about before. If you are one of the wealthy who pays federal income taxes, then you are either honest or have an accountant who does not know how to cheat the system.

I praise people who play by the rules and have a comfortable lifestyle. I am not mad or upset at wealth per say. I am upset at the hypocrites who think poor are cheats and lazy, and the rich people and corporations play by the rules and make up excuses for them to cheat the system ( not all do that, but enough do).

All of this also proves to me that trickle down economics is an epic fail.

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PLEASE STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU CONDEMN FOLKS WHO ARE NOT IN YOUR INCOME BRACKET.

INTEGRITY IS DOING THE RIGHT THING WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING. Mitt I see your integrity, and it’s not good.

Rick Santorum, please. Now Mitt Romney.

27 Feb

Okay are you all fed up with the hypocrisy in politics? First you hear people like Rick Santorum say President Obama is trying to destroy America. When President Obama tries to encourage people to go to college, Mr. Santorum has the balls to say the President is a snob ( that’s like one 400 pound person saying  you are out of shape). Why would someone think a person is a snob when they want others to better themselves? Could it be that Mr. Santorum will have to work harder because he will run into book smart people trying to take whatever job he has? The 1% hates to compete, look at the laws they have passed to make it harder to live the American dream.

Then Mr. Santorum does not like contraception and any law that allows same-sex marriage, and he talks about having a smaller government. Yet he is all for laws like the patriot act and drug testing unemployed people. Those laws right there require more government. I guess people like Mr. Santorum like smaller government when others need government, and he wants larger government when he wants to pass moral laws. He would like less laws for Wall Street , yet he is willing to pass more moral laws to control Americans.

I am very surprised that even 10 people in America would vote for this person. To me he is as scary as the Taliban but he tries to act like and talk like he is Gods right hand man.

You can say that hypocrisy is on the other side of the fence as well. The other side wants more regulation for banks, but less for drugs. They say the are for protection of the environment, yet we are drilling more now in America then we every have in the past.

I guess my point is, if you look at politics today , they are all alike but with different words coming out of their mouth. I guess that’s why Santorum has the definition he has when you do a search of his name.

UPDATED 2/28/2012 ; I just heard Mitt Romney talk. He has said in the past it’s not the government’s job to creat jobs. That it is the economies job, and the market system. Today he said President Obama has done nothing to fix the economy, and that he would creat jobs in America. He can not have it both ways. Now which way is it Mr. Romney? He also said he will restore the Keystone pipeline. If I am correct, that oil will go in the pipeline from Canada onto boats right to China. America gets none of the oil, China has bout it already. He has the people who listen to him thinking the oil is for America. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

BUTTERFACE NATION .

25 Jul
Before I get started with today’s brain matter. I just would like to say it was a great day watching my daughter play volleyball at a college scout camp.   Now onto my topic at hand. Anybody reading this “blog” can relate to this definition. The definition of BUTTERFACE : It’s a lady who is hot and sexy looking BUT HER FACE. Get it? She has a sexy body,but a tore up looking face. Now you are wondering What is a BUTERFACE NATION? A butterface nation is like this. All of the people of their country is the sexy hot body of a lady ( they are nice and pleasant people). But the ugly face of their nation are all of the political people running their country ( ugly tore up face ). The political people represent their country to the other countries of this wonderful world. Everybody wants to enjoy life and get along. But the politicians run amuck and make their country look mean and ugly to the other countries ( by the laws they create and the wars they start ). When will the politicians start to look like a pretty face to the other countries and to the country people they represent? I bet all can relate no matter what country you are from. I know this is a short “blog”, but I am tired and it got to the point .QUOTE OF THE DAY ; The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. ( WILLIAM RALPH INGE ).
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