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Scott Brown Votes For Massive Spending Bill

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No matter how much we would like to believe in our leaders – in the end they are only politicians.

The most recent disappointment comes from the new Republican Massachusetts Senator, Scott Brown. It didn’t take long for this new face from the northeast to fall for the old bipartisanship con and side with the Democrats.

Up for vote was a $15 billion spending bill disguised as a job creation package. The bill includes a tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed workers. A credit few businesses will find useful mainly because tax credits are not the reason employees are hired, unless you’re ACORN.

Then there are subsidies for state and local construction bonds and $19.5 billion to shore up a highway-construction fund.

So, instead of creating an atmosphere for long term growth we see politicians throw taxpayer billions at temporary government jobs.

Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.

Brown said the bill was not perfect but would help put people back to work. “I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington,” he said in a statement.

It must be said that Republicans didn’t back Scott Brown so that he would restore bipartisanship or vote with Democrats on another massive spending bill. He was elected to help stop runaway spending, stop the hijacking of the economy, stop ObamaCare and stop the government takeover of the private sector.

After this unexpected move we might begin to wonder if electing Scott Brown was a mistake. The answer at this moment in time is no. He is still far better than any Democrat running for the seat. But his action makes it crystal clear that depending on any politician to always do the right thing is a fool’s ploy.

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February 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Does The End Justify The Means?

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A very ugly trend is emerging from the ranks of both the political and scientific world. In the past, fudging the number was done by the most unscrupulous in both worlds. Now, it is an epidemic. We are witnessing trends that reveal those who don’t like what the data shows will simply change the numbers.

The reason stems from the old adage, the end justifies the means. As it turns out, the end for which the numbers are being massaged and the reason bean counters are willing to sell their souls is – socialism, global climate regulation, health-care legislation, repudiating debt commitments and the list goes on.

At first glance, it appears no number is immune. Numbers also falling prey to manipulation is the GDP, inflation, unemployment and even temperature.

Politicians continue to clamor and even threaten for alternative numbers that will make them look better. A call for a new, socialist-friendly way to measure the economy is in the wind. You might consider that “crazy talk” but there is historical precedent for a “socialist GDP.” It turns out that Mikhail Gorbachev kept Soviet statistics in two sets of books: those they published, and those they actually believed. Stalin did the same thing when he was alive.

America is not immune. We now have the king of liars and manipulators in the White House. Barack Hussein Obama has certainly taken lying and number manipulation to a new level. For a guy that promised transparency, he hides the numbers pretty good don’t you think?

Instead of counting unemployment numbers, he stands proudly and touts some imaginary number about the number of jobs “created or saved” by the stimulus bill. If you stop to think about that for a minute you might feel insulted that Obama would think you so stupid as to believe such nonsense. I’ve heard of taking credit where there is none, but this is ridiculous.

You might also notice the congressional leadership tends to hype the number of green jobs “likely” to be created from the explosion of spending, subsidies, loans and mandates, while ignoring the job losses caused by its taxes, debt, regulations and diktats.

The president and his advisers have lied or exaggerated since day one. Obama claimed his radical attempt to regulate energy and the environment with the cap-and-trade bill would boost the economy. After confronted with economic reality, we discover another lie and his attempt to manipulate the numbers. He claims “all” their trillion dollar spending created jobs and spending more will create even more jobs. This is fine except why is the promised no higher than 8% unemployment rate now over 10%?

Environmentalists have descended into a separate reality where only green counts. Scientists from the University of East Anglia were caught manipulating, hiding or deleting data as to arrive at some predetermined consensus. Oh, there are also the attempts to squelch publication of studies coming to different conclusions.

What about the the most dubious lie of all – ObamaCare?

What can only be classified as a bad joke are the numbers used to justify health-insurance reform legislation. You must wonder how it is possible for the government to expand coverage and at the same time reduce the deficit. You manipulate the numbers. Didn’t you know that you can make anything sound good if only you have the numbers to back it up? Yep, any number that sells the lie will do because to socialist, the end justifies the means.

The good news is that the public doesn’t believe the Washington spin. Large majorities believe the health-care legislation will raise their insurance costs and increase the budget deficit. Most Americans are highly skeptical of the claims of climate extremists. And they have a more realistic reaction to the extraordinary deterioration in our public finances than do the President and Congress.

Those in Washington are greedy and live for power. The best way to shock them back into reality is vote out as many as possible. That, or string them up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

OK, OK – we’ll  save that for later, if necessary.

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January 14, 2010 at 10:48 am

Mike Rogers on Health Care Reform

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Congressman Mike Rogers represents Michigan’s 8th District

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November 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

House Passes Health Care Bill

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In a tight vote, the House passed its sweeping health bill late Saturday, marking the biggest victory yet for Democrats in their drive to create near-universal health insurance.

The bill passed by a 220-215 margin. It came after House leaders made a surprise last-minute concession that blocks abortion from the new government insurance plan in order to win over wavering Democrats.

Its passage moves Congress closer to the biggest expansion of the social safety net since the Medicare insurance program for the elderly was created in 1965. The measure spends $1.01 trillion over a decade to provide health insurance to an additional 36 million Americans and creates a new public insurance plan to compete with private insurers by 2013. It requires most Americans to carry insurance, creates a new exchange where they can shop for it and gives the lowest earners tax credits to help them pay for it.

ObamaCare is a Trojan Horse

It will allow government to control every aspect of public and private life. The first clue to this designed oppression is if you don’t buy insurance you are threatened with jail.

I submit a more accurate direction is if you are part of a certain group and don’t buy insurance you will go to jail or more likely fined into poverty.

The writing is on the wall – Obama’s Number One goal is “Wealth Redistribution,” not health care. Once that travesty is achieved then it’s game, set and match.

Everyone equally miserable – what a world.

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November 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Will Obama Cede US Sovereignty?

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United States Constitution
Article VI

All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

With the stroke of a pen say goodbye to freedom.

What this means is once the President signs this treaty in Copenhagen the US people are obligated by the contents.

Now, we know that treaties have been broken in the past, so you have to wonder how binding such an agreement will be in the real world?

The bad part is if/when Obama signs you can be sure that he will euphorically enforce the treaty. Given the speed of the Obamanations destructive powers toward the US, his remaining time in office should be long enough to finish the job of transferring enough power to a One World Government.

I realize it sounds crazy for him to do such a thing until you consider that he fancies himself as its Supreme Leader – then it all begins to make sense… from his point of view.

One World Government – At least we now know the main goal of the Obama Administration and what he meant by change.

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October 18, 2009 at 9:55 am

The Natives are Restless

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Tea Parties are for Patriots.

In the form of a slow steady burn the signs of rebellion are popping up across the country. Feelings of helplessness and disbelief are quickly being replaced with anger and discontent.

Even the people that once supported Hopey McChange are realizing they have been duped.

Hang on folks – it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

to be continued…

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October 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Obama Delayed Troop Decision to Get Nobel

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Here is video of Dick Morris talking with Sean Hannity about President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and troop delays.

Since there is no obvious reason, you might wonder why Obama would be eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize much less win.  Morris believes it is Europe’s attempt to “recolonize the United States,” by seeking to encourage a liberal policy that weakens the United States.

Judging from the horrific Obama agenda already in play you must wonder if he even requires encouragement to weaken the United States. But there is this parallel in Obama receiving the Nobel to a treat given to a dog for behaving like the master wishes. A pat on the head if you will.

One nice jab is when Morris said, “they had to give him the Nobel Peace Prize because they could not give it to him for Economics!”

All in all an interesting interview.

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October 13, 2009 at 9:16 am