Archive for the ‘Socialism’ Category
Who can forget the Louise Slaughter (D-NY) story at the Blair House health care summit where she regaled the world with an account about a constituent that was forced to wear her dead sister’s dentures.
Who knows if the story is true, but I would like to know if so did Slaughter purchase the lady some new dentures or is the story all she required to fulfill her selfish purpose of forcing ObamaCare on the rest of us.
In an encore performance, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the House Rules Committee and ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced The Slaughter Solution.
There is something ominous about the title of her scheme given the slash and burn consequences of the act.
At present, the Democrats don’t have the votes to get ObamaCare legislation through the House or the Senate. Under Slaughter’s strategy, Democratic leaders can overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House – without an actual vote by members of the House.
They would magically consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a Corrections Bill that would make changes to the Senate version.
Who are these people?
Nancy Pelosi reveals much by saying, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.”
The arrogance of Barack Obama apparently knows no limit as he attempts to move the country into uncharted territory.
It seems the community organizer turned president has decided that America can get along just fine without three branches of government.
With his Socialist agenda stalled in Congress, Obama and his den of thieves are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.
Americans have already made it crystal clear they don’t want what Obama is selling, yet the president is prepared to act on his own without Congress or the American people.
The former ballerina, Rahm Emanuel confirmed that the White House is reviewing a list of executive orders and directives “to get the job done across a front of issues.”
Even Obama’s number one cheerleader, the New York Times is concerned, not about a tyrant in the White House, but that overreaching executive orders could leave Obama open to criticism and be subject to future challenges in Congress.
‘But Mr. Obama has to be careful how he proceeds because he has been critical of both Mr. Clinton’s penchant for expending presidential capital on small-bore initiatives, like school uniforms, and Mr. Bush’s expansive assertions of executive authority, like the secret program of wiretapping without warrants.”
In Obama’s rush to become supreme dictator, he is conveniently forgetting about the little roadblock known as the separation of powers. You would think that an alleged Harvard Constitutional scholar would remember such an important piece of information.
“The role of the President under the U.S. Constitution is not to make laws, but simply to execute the laws passed by Congress. Article I, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution begins: ‘All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.’ If the Constitution mandates that ‘all’ law-making powers reside in the Congress, then it stands to reason none is left for the President. The President’s job is that ‘he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ under Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.”
This makes it clear that the job of the chief executive is to ensure that laws made by actual law makers are carried out.
Obama has already used his State of the Union address to bushwhack the Supreme Court with what amounts to a full scale strike. A cowardly act when you consider the fact they would be unable to respond.
In true Obama style, his plan is to use the time that the Senate is in recess to make mass appointments. We can only imagine what leftist nominees he has in mind. The one sure guarantee is none will qualify for even the lowest level security clearance.
One interesting question yet to be answered is will members of Congress just stand by and let Obama assume their power? No doubt this would be acceptable to Obama since his goal is to rule the country by executive proclamation.
Well, at least until his dictator gig kicks in.
After one full year in office, the results of Barack Obama’s jobs stimulus program are finally in. In the 12-month period starting with February 2009 through January 2010, the nation saw a net loss of 4.022 million jobs, according to the latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov). The unemployment rate stands at 9.7%, a full 2% higher than it was when Obama took office. And the only solution that Obama seems to have is to throw another $100 billion into another failed jobs stimulus package.
He still finds himself in the catch-22 of defending the results of the previous stimulus package and yet professing the urgent need for a second one. The American people were fooled by the rhetoric last year. It is increasingly evident that they will not be fooled again.
Given the results of recent elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, it certainly appears that they are no longer supportive of the Democrats’ policy proposals.
Obama and others in his administration still claim that his policies are working as intended and that they have saved or created anywhere from 600,000 to 2 million jobs (depending on what day it is and who is speaking). So if that is true then the true job losses would have to be from 4.6 million to 6 million in order to net out at the 4 million job loss figured provided by the BLS. If that is an example of his policies working as intended then it is really no wonder why the American people have started electing candidates who do not support those policies.
There are no easy answers to the question of how to create more jobs, but clearly throwing more money at the problem has not worked for Obama, just as it did not work for Bush. One thing that is very clear though is that employers are worried about what more is to come from this administration. Fearing a federal mandate to provide health coverage for all employees or face still fines and penalties for failing to do so is certainly a deterrent for some companies to hire more employees. Fearing huge increases in energy bills is another. And fearing increased interest costs and inflation due to a ballooning national debt is still another.
Those fears are justified given the reckless healthcare reform package, cost-increasing cap-and-trade bill and deficit-ballooning budget which have been proposed by Obama and his fellow Democrats. Reducing those fears will be the best way to increase jobs. For employers, the decision to hire new employees is always a long-term one, but before making that decision there must be a high level of predictability about the future.
With so many disastrous policy proposals on the horizon, employers cannot make any solid long-term plans, including those regarding hiring new employees. By now Obama and the Democrats should have learned that lesson, but given their recent statements and actions, clearly they have not. As a result, the near-term outlook for jobs looks just as bleak as the near-term past.
Socialist health care system fails another Canadian.
It seems in spite of the claims that government run health care is superior those who must live with it tell a far different tale. In this case, Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will undergo heart surgery later this week. Not in Canada, but in the United States.
Deputy premier Kathy Dunderdale confirmed the treatment at a news conference Tuesday, but would not reveal the location of the operation or how it would be paid for.
“He has gone to a renowned expert in the procedure that he needs to have done,” said Ms. Dunderdale, who will become acting premier while Mr. Williams is away for three to 12 weeks.
“In consultation with his own doctors, he’s decided to go that route.”
Mr. Williams’ decision to leave Canada for the surgery has raised eyebrows over his apparent shunning of Canada’s health-care system.
“It was never an option offered to him to have this procedure done in this province,” said Ms. Dunderdale, refusing to answer whether the procedure could be done elsewhere in Canada.
Mr. Williams, 59, has said nothing of his health in the media.
“The premier has made a commitment that once he’s through this procedure and he’s well enough, he’s going to talk about the whole process and share as much detail with you as he’s comfortable to do at that time,” she said.
The lesson here is that Politicians always find a way to bypass what they force on everyone else. The vulgar part about it is that the taxpayers always get stuck with the bill.
The unlikely combination of eco-terrorist and Islamic terrorist join forces against freedom.
Global warming fanatics have a new and unwelcome ally, Osama bin Laden. Unlike enviro-leftists, the terror master recognizes that the green agenda can cripple the U.S. economy.
In the Obama worldview, fighting climate change will “finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy in America.” In the Osama worldview, it will “bring the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.
The president spoke those words to Congress last week during his State of the Union message; the head of al-Qaida was delivering his latest rant for broadcast to his followers.
The president and the Democrats running Congress fail to see the dangers that environmentalist extremism poses to the U.S. But bin Laden has concluded it is a powerful weapon that can destroy us.
The Saudi-born patriarch of Islamist terrorism, from whatever cave he currently calls home, devoted his entire latest audiotape message to global warming. “Talk about climate change is not an ideological luxury but a reality,” bin Laden declared. “All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis.”
Bin Laden even bashed ex-President George W. Bush for opposing the Kyoto Protocol at the behest of big business; he must have gotten hold of the Democratic National Committee’s talking points.
How do we prevent the promised worldwide calamity of temperatures going up and up? “Drastic solutions” are in order according to the reclusive al-Qaida chief, as opposed to “solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change.”
The world must “stop consuming American products,” he advised, and “we should stop dealings with the dollar and get rid of it as soon as possible.”
That will have “grave ramifications,” bin Laden admitted, “but it is the only means to liberate humanity from slavery and dependence on America.” Doing so would have the added bonus of hurting U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, he added.
So it looks like the old saying, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” has come true making allies of Al Gore and Osama bin Laden. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.
Top 25 records Barack Hussein Obama is hiding from the public.
1 Certified copy of original birth certificate
2 Columbia University transcripts
3 Columbia thesis paper
4 Campaign donor analysis requested by 7 major watchdog groups
5 Harvard University transcripts
6 Illinois State Senate records
7 Illinois State Senate schedule
8 Law practice client list and billing records/summary
9 Locations and names of all half-siblings and step-mother
10 Medical records (only the one page summary released so far)
11 Occidental College Transcripts
12 Parent’s marriage Certificate
13 Record of baptism
14 Selective Service registration records
15 Schedules for trips outside of the United States before 2007
16 Passport records for all passports
17 Scholarly articles
18 SAT and LSAT test scores
19 Access to his grandmother in Kenya
20 List of all campaign workers that are lobbyists
21 Punahou grade school records
22 Noelani Kindergarten records are oddly missing from the the State of Hawaii Department of Education.
23 Page 11 of Stanley Ann Dunham’s divorce decree.
24 Why did Barack Obama resign from the Illinois bar and where are all of the relevant documents?
25 Why did Michelle Obama resign from the Illinois bar after only about four years of practice and where are all of the relevant documents?
You gotta admit this is a lot of hidden information concerning the life of a sitting President. It’s only natural to wonder why Obama and his handlers consider it vital to hide so much personal information from the public.
You might even get the idea that a little skulduggery is afoot.
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.