The Worst President Ever – Tea Party Nation

The Worst President Ever – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

All through George W. Bush’s two terms, the Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and others claimed that they represented “a culture of corruption” and yet I cannot recall any significant examples, nor does a look back at those years reveal any scandals resulting from his administration’s governance. It was not perfect, but it was not corrupt.

This term, however, marked Barack Obama’s first term and now his second which is currently imploding from a confluence of scandals involving Benghazi-Gate, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Justice. Let’s not forget “Fast and Furious.”

The very first example of the changes that would mark his administration was the announcement of Obama’s “czars”, a shadowy group of advisors whose power to set and influence government policy without any congressional oversight appears to have transcended that of his cabinet members, many of whom would contribute to lengthening the recession he “inherited” as the result of the 2008 financial crisis while increasing the national debt and deficit to heights never before seen in the history of the nation.

What we have come to learn in his first term was that Obama had scant regard for the Constitution, the guiding instrument of governance. It was in his view an “imperfect” instrument and yet, with amendments, it has guided the nation to superpower status since its ratification in 1791, a process that took four years from the 1786 Annapolis Convention that called for a Constitutional Convention.

What we learned though in his first campaign and first term was that Obama lies about everything, starting with his personal life. What we have learned is that his answer to everything is to give another speech, hold another press conference, issue another executive order, and to dismiss any criticism as “a sideshow”, and to host a number of dinners to give the impression he is willing to work with Republicans in Congress. In truth, he rarely interacted even with Democrats in Congress.

In short, Obama has never addressed his duty to govern. He has instead maintained a non-stop process of campaigning and fund-raising. It did not work in 2010 when voters returned power to the Republicans in the House and now he is doing everything he can to regain Democrat control there in 2014.

His priority on September 11, 2012, the night in which he was informed of the attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya, was to go to bed in order to get a good night’s sleep before flying off to Las Vegas for more fund-raising the next day, skipping his daily intelligence briefing. An American ambassador had been killed along with three other personnel, but it did not alter his schedule.

This is a President who spent his entire first term blaming his predecessor, George W. Bush, for every problem that crossed his desk and demanded his attention.

This is a President whose foreign policy in the Middle East failed to address events there while delegating responsibility to his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton who as of 2 AM the morning of September 12th knew that it was an orchestrated attack by al Qaeda. And then, in concert with the White House, told Americans that it was the result of a video and was a “spontaneous” event.

This is a President who has withdrawn U.S. troops from Iraq, a nation now wracked with daily bombings and has set in process the withdrawal from Afghanistan, a nation that will fall once again under the control of the Taliban. The alleged ally of America, Pakistan, now fears for its stability from the same threat. Both wars, the longest since the Vietnam War, were and remain unpopular, but both were intended to reduce the role of al Qaeda in the Middle East. That role has now expanded into the Syrian civil war and was manifest in Mali.

His response was to depend on isolated drone attacks in Yemen and elsewhere, and of course his authorization of the assassination of Osama bin Laden for which he took total credit despite the fact that the effort had begun in the Bush years.

In the years prior to Benghazi-Gate we have now learned that Obama was using the Internal Revenue Service to harass organizations associated with the Tea Party movement, that identified themselves as “patriots”, or had a pro-Israel agenda. In a similar fashion his Environmental Protection Agency was denying Freedom of Information inquires to organizations opposed to its policies while granting access to those who supported it.

In his first term, his Department of the Interior pursued policies that denied access to drilling for oil and natural gas on federally owned lands and while his Department of Energy wasted billions on “renewable energy” companies manufacturing solar panels no one wanted to purchase, going bankrupt one after another. At one point the President advocated using algae—pond scum—as a source of energy.

This is a President who promised his “stimulus” program would put Americans back to work and revive the economy.

This is a President who has continued to tell Americans that global warming is the greatest threat to the nation and the world despite a sixteen-year cooling cycle in progress.

The current scandals, derided as being “politicized” by Republicans, suggest that impeachable offenses have been authorized and committed by branches of the administration he leads. The current makeup of Congress in which the Senate is still controlled by Democrats suggests that impeachment would be difficult to pursue, but the 2014 midterm elections could and should change that.

The worst of his offenses is Obamacare, described by members of his own party as “a train wreck”, and a program to be administered by the IRS!

It is not hyperbole to say Barack Obama is the worst President in the history of the nation.

Ask the millions of Americans who are still unemployed more than four years since his first inauguration.

Ask the millions of new graduates from colleges and universities who cannot find jobs commensurate with their degrees.

Ask the millions of Americans unable to retire due to the agonizingly slow recovery of the economy.

And ask the mainstream media, after years of ignoring his failures have suddenly awakened to the seizure of Associated Press phone records after acting as mere stenographers for his daily “talking points.”.

The question is how long before he is either impeached or forced to resign as the dream of “hope and change” has turned to hopelessness and the change has become the “transformation” of America from the greatest economy the world has ever known to a debtor nation disrespected by allies and enemies alike.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

 

Letter to Liberals, Socialists and Assorted Idiots

Letter to Liberals, Socialists and Assorted Idiots.

Craig Andresen

Letter to Liberals, Socialists and Assorted Idiots

By Craig Andresen on January 8, 2013 at 6:02 am

http://www.thenationalpatriot.com

Dear Liberals, Socialists and Assorted Idiots,

We tried to tell you but YOU told US we were crazy.

You got your 1st paycheck of 2013 last Friday and many, MANY of you were astonished that it was smaller than it was the Friday before.

Guess what?

Elections have consequences.

YOU voted for what you DIDN’T get in your paychecks…TWICE.

You did and YOU know it.

For the last 4 years, the Emperor has made it very clear that he wanted to stick it to the “rich” and hike THEIR taxes.

WE, as conservatives, TRIED to tell you that HE was lying.

We tried and we tried and every time we told you he was going to hike YOUR taxes, even though YOU are part of the MIDDLE CLASS that the Emperor said MUST NOT be harmed by higher taxes…

YOU told us that WE had NO IDEA what we were talking about.

YOU called US crazy. You called US names.

YOU said WE were lying.

Well, now that you’ve seen your paychecks, what do you think?

77% of ALL Americans, regardless of their class, lower, middle or upper, have had their taxes jacked up.

YOU are among them.

WE were telling YOU the TRUTH.

Remember Obamacare?

Well, THAT’S just PART of your current tax hike.

We told you so.

Your payroll tax went up too, didn’t it?

We told you so.

Just wait until you try to take dividends out of your investments.

Those taxes have also gone up.

We told you so.

Death taxes?

Up.

We told you so.

If you happen to be the son or daughter of a farmer, there’s a pretty good chance that when your parents are gone, so too will be your family farm because you’ll have to sell it to pay the taxes.

That’s okay you say? Because you’ll just take the cash and run you say?

Don’t count on nearly as much as you would have gotten had, God forbid, your parents died LAST year because, Capital Gains taxes are also UP, Up, UP!!!

We told you so. Take another look at your paycheck liberals, socialists and assorted idiots and while you do, realize the guy responsible for your shrinking bottom line just came back from a 6 MILLION DOLLAR Hawaiian Vacation.

He left for vacation without having a deal to hike YOUR taxes yet, had to fly home to finish YOUR tax hike, flew BACK to Hawaii to play more golf and then, flew home again…ALL ON YOUR DIME WHILE YOU WAITED FOR YOUR FIRST…SMALLER…PAYCHECK OF THE YEAR.

We told you too, that were the Emperor allowed to jack up taxes on the “rich” he wouldn’t be done with it there. We TOLD you he would want MORE.

We were correct about that too.

Over the weekend, Pelosi made it clear that YOUR socialist party is not yet done raising taxes.

Where do YOU think they’re going to get that “EXTRA” revenue?

Pelosi says “NOT FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS” but, isn’t THAT what Obama told you too?

Just from the “rich?”

Isn’t THAT what Obama told you???

Just as they “ONLY” raised taxes on the “rich” in the fiscal cliff deal and just like “Obamacare is not a tax,” once again, they’re lying.

You don’t have to believe ME…

BELIEVE your PAYCHECK and then ask yourselves why Pelosi won’t commit to what they want to do next with taxes.

If you DON’T think MORE tax hikes and MORE revenue will come from YOUR paycheck…You ARE a very SPECIAL kind of stupid.

Here’s a clue for you regarding Obamacare…

The bill was 2700 pages long but, since it was passed, before anybody read it, more than 13,000 pages of government regulations have been written FOR Obamacare and they aren’t done yet.

ALL of those regulations are going to end up costing YOU money.

For those of you who say, “it’s okay that my taxes went up, if it helps the country…”

Think again.

For every dollar raised in this new tax deal that you were SO sure wouldn’t affect YOU…YOUR socialist party plans to spend an additional $40.00.

Not one red cent of the extra they took out of YOUR paycheck last Friday or every Friday to come will go toward paying down our annual deficit or our national debt.

Not one red cent.

For those of you who are saying, “Well, at least they got the big evil “rich” guys and corporations too…”

Not so fast.

Yes, those who are very rich got their taxes hiked but guess what? They own many, MANY businesses that YOU rely on every day.

If you buy gas or food, guess who ultimately pays the tax hike that THOSE companies got hit with?

Maybe you or someone you know needs an x-ray or a wheelchair or any one of a million other things called…Medical devices.

Guess who winds up paying the new Medical Device tax?

Let’s look at a pair of socks. Chances are, YOU will need a new pair of socks this year.

For Christmas, I got a package of 6 pairs of Starter Crew Socks. They’re made in the U.S.A I’m happy to say.

Well, NOW…Starter has to pay MORE for healthcare because, I’ll bet, THEY have more than 50 people working for them.

Do you think the owner of Starter is just going to eat that cost? Nope. They will pass it along.

Do you think those socks walk to the stores on their own?

No…There are shipping companies involved. Truckers, handlers, warehouses and all that goes with it. THEIR cost of doing business is going up too and they won’t be eating THEIR increased costs either.

Then, there’s the store that SELLS the socks.

See above.

Sooner or later, you’ll wash your socks. The water will cost more.

See above.

The detergent will cost more.

See above.

The electricity will cost more.

See above.

Got a gas dryer? Go right ahead and champion Matt Damon on fracking and the natural gas will cost more too.

See above.

Sooner or later, you’ll be going down to the river and beating your socks on a rock but…

The government will start regulating that too.

Don’t think so?

Well…We told you BEFORE the election that THOUSANDS of NEW REGULATIONS were in the offing should YOU reelect the Emperor.

Guess what?

We weren’t lying about that either.

So far…SINCE the election…AN AVERAGE OF more than 60 NEW REGULATIONS…PER DAY…OUTSIDE OF OBAMACARE…have been proposed and MANY, MANY of them have been made LAW.

Still don’t believe me?

Go to regulations.gov and count them up.

As I write this…there have been 67 NEW REGULATIONS proposed today as of 12:36pm 1/7/2013…5592 over the last 90 days!!!!

So WHO, exactly is paying for ALL THOSE TAX INCREASES that effect the cost of socks?

YOU are. You and I and everybody who buys socks.

It’s going to be that way for everything you buy. EVERYTHING.

Now how’s your paycheck looking?

We told you and we told you.

YOU didn’t believe US did you?

We also told you, before the election, about rampant inflation but, you chose to dismiss that too.

The Emperor’s Fed Chaiman, Bernake, says he will continue to print and print more and more money.

THAT makes every dollar you have left in your now diminished paycheck worth a little bit less every time he does that.

Is any of this starting to sink in?

You have less money in your paycheck now than you did when you got paid in 2012 and every dollar you have is worth less than it was in 2012.

THAT is what YOU voted FOR when YOU voted for Obama and every socialist democrat running for congress.

The fact is, WE told YOU about MORE than just your taxes before the election.

WE told you about your rights…Free speech…To bear arms…

WE told you about the Constitution.

You probably still don’t believe us regarding those things but…You should.

You see…It’s not just OUR rights, as conservatives, at stake…The same Constitution that protects US against the government also protects YOU and when it’s gone, whittled away bit by bit, YOU won’t be any more protected than will WE.

When socialists tell us what we can and can’t eat, buy, sell, own, do, say, believe in, where to live or see, hear, read, subscribe to, sing or pledge…They aren’t just telling CONSERVATIVES…They’re also telling YOU, socialists, liberals and other assorted idiots.

What?

YOU don’t believe me?

Well…YOU believed the tax hikes were ONLY gonna punish the “rich…”

Didn’t you?

The fairness myth – Tea Party Nation

The fairness myth – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Democrats have gotten a lot of mileage out of the claim that the rich must pay their “fair share” of taxes.  Americans have a very well defined sense of fairness.  How fair are Barack Obama and the Party of Treason?

 Americans believe in not only fairness, but also equality.  Alexis de Tocqueville in the early 19th Century in “Democracy in America” wrote that Americans would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. 

 Unfortunately for America, the left has created an Orwellian definition of fairness.   Under the leftist mantra, we are all equal.  Some are just more equal than others. 

 The top 5% of income earners in America pay 40% of the taxes.   Is that fair or equal?

 If you and I fly across the country on a Southwest Jet, sitting next to each other, there is an expectation that we both paid the same for the seat we are sitting in. 

 Since the days of the patron saint of liberalism, Karl Marx, it has been a tenant of liberalism that we have a progressive income tax.  It is only “fair.”

 Really?  What is fair about someone paying a bill that is eight times what I pay for the same services?

 emocrats discovered long ago that they could play the class envy card and get a large group of people to vote for them.  This strategy is proof of the truism that there are a lot of stupid people in this nation.  We call them Democrat voters.

 The average IQ of the liberal Democrat voter floats somewhere in the single digit range.   There are also a lot of dead people who vote Democrat too.  In fairness to the dead, when you have to include people like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Streisand in the mix it does skew the average down.

 The progressive income tax has been tried throughout the western world.  Guess what?  As with all liberal ideas, it is a failure. 

 All an income tax does is provide for the endless easy expansion of government.   It provides fodder to create wasteful new programs.  Unfortunately, the income tax can never keep up with the desire of politicians to spend other people’s money.  If you doubt this, look at Greece, Spain and the rest of Europe.  The entire EU is a basket case.

 Before the Obama Regime took over, America was the engine that was driving the world’s economy.   Barack Obama and the Party of Treason have done their best to destroy that engine.

 We are long overdue for a system that creates disincentives to expand government.  We need a system that makes it painful for that useless class of individuals we call politicians to spend our money, except on the functions that we truly need government to handle.

 Here is one idea.  How about abolishing the income tax all together?

 Suppose we just impose a flat tax on everyone?  Not a flat rate but simply a flat tax.

  In the 2012 fiscal year, the government spent about $3.8 trillion.  According to the CIA fact book, in 2010, there were approximately 206 million adults in America.

 Assuming we did nothing to cut the bloated Obama budget, that would work out to a fee of approximately $1844 per adult.   If we cut that down to a monthly fee, that would be about $150 a month, per adult. 

 If you go back to the fiscal year 2007 budget, the last year the Republicans controlled the budgeting process and there was at least some fiscal sanity, the budget was only $2.7 trillion.  That would translate out to $1310 per adult or about $100 a month.

 The great thing about this system is everyone pays but there is an even better incentive.  If you make more, you get to keep what you make.  If you want to work hard enough just to pay your taxes and keep a roof over your head, you can.  That is a concept foreign to liberals called liberty.

 If you want to work really hard so you make a lot more money, you can keep all of that money.  That is again a concept foreign to liberals called liberty.

 If we want to be fair, then we must all be treated equally.  The idea is simple.  Impose the minimum amount we need to run the government and then let the American people do what they do best.  Be their own masters and let them keep the fruits of their labors.

 This system makes far too much sense.  It is perfectly understandable and perfectly fair.  That is, unless you are a liberal Democrat.

 But then again, this system could put liberals out of business.

LDS – Tea Party Nation

LDS – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

24 hours from now, the voting will begin for the 2012 election.  We will be voting for the President, control of the Senate and will determine the margin by which the Republicans control the House.

 We are already seeing a lot of LDS and will see a lot more before it is over.

What is LDS and why is it a threat to you?

 LDS is liberal derangement syndrome. 

 While it is fun to laugh at liberals, this one is very serious. 

Liberalism is a mental illness.  I’m not the first one to come up with that idea.  Michael Savage had a best seller by that name.  Unfortunately for real Americans liberals live in this world of delusion.

 In the days of the old Soviet Union, there was a concept that bound artists called “Socialist Reality.”   Artists could not portray things as they were, only as they should be. 

 Liberals live in this alternative reality that we can call liberal reality.   In their imaginary world, things are never as they are, only as they should be.

 In their imaginary world, Barack Obama is the greatest leader ever.  In their imaginary world, the stimulus has worked.  In their imaginary world, the only people who dare oppose Obama or liberalism are racists and evil corporatists.

 In their imaginary world, Obama is cruising on to victory.  The Democrats are going to keep the Senate and somehow, Nancy Pelosi is going to end up as Speaker of the House again.

 The problem liberals have is that the real world is now intruding on their imaginary world. 

 Liberals are not handling this well.   It simply cannot be true that Obama is only drawing crowds of two thousand while Romney is drawing crowds of thirty thousand.   It simply cannot be true that Obama is not only not picking up any new states this time around, but Romney is now competitive on some very blue states, including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  It cannot be true that the only way Obama is coming up ahead on polls is for the polls to massively oversample Democrats.

 Liberals, to quote the famous Jack Nicholson line from A Few Good Men, “can’t handle the truth!”

 Unfortunately, this lack of ability to handle reality is now showing itself up as anger.  Liberals have been harassing conservatives online regularly, but in the last couple of days, that harassment has gone to new levels.  On twitter, there are too many threats to assassinate Mitt Romney if he wins for the Secret Service to keep up with.

 Now the latest is the liberals are threatening to riot if Romney wins. 

 Romney is going to win.  He will win decisively. 

 The Republicans are going to take the Senate as well.  The American people will speak, but do you expect the left to simply accept the results and say the people have spoken?

 No.  That isn’t going to happen.

 Liberal Derangement Syndrome will go off the charts in the next few days.  It will be like nothing we have seen so far.  For conservatives, our mission is not over.   Electing Mitt Romney and a Republican Senate is not enough. 

 The Obama Propaganda Media will be working overtime to begin spinning Romney’s administration as a failure and Obama’s regime was really more successful that we realized.  They will work hard to claim Romney won with dirty tricks.  As the left goes off the rails, they will ignore everything liberals suffering from LDS do.

 We have social media.  We now have a conservative media with WND, Breitbart and others.  We can bypass the Obama Propaganda Media.

 LDS will be in full force for the next few months.  We need to use the tools we have to highlight LDS in all of its horror.

Are they serious? – Tea Party Nation

Are they serious? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

The Republican Party stands at the abyss.  Either they are going to be a conservative party or they are going to be a party of big government statists, who simply compete with the other guys to see who can control big government.

 

How will we know if they are serious?

 

On July 11th, the House is going to vote on the Obamacare repeal.  The repeal vote is a foregone conclusion.   Probably every Republican and a few endangered Democrats will vote to repeal Obamacare.

 

Does anyone remember January 2011?

 

The Republicans held their first vote and it was to repeal Obamacare.  The House bill passed overwhelmingly.   It went to the Senate where Harry Reid and the Party of Treason made sure it died quickly. 

 

After that, the Republican leadership shrugged their collective shoulders, said, “we tried,” then went on to the next item of business which was spending more money than Nancy Pelosi did while she was speaker.

 

The Republicans in the House were able to return to their districts and tell their voters, “We tried but that damned Harry Reid stopped us.”

 

Unfortunately far too many people bought that.

 

If the Republicans were serious about repealing Obamacare, they would have to do more than just a vote.  There are a number of strategies, starting with holding up bills in the House to force the Senate to act.

 

But the Republican leadership did none of that.  All they wanted was their symbolic vote so they could go home and say, “See we tried.”

 

Now we face the disaster of a Mitt Romney nomination.

 

Romney only wants to repeal Obamacare so he can replace it with Romneycare.  If you read his plan, he wants to act just like Obama by trying to repeal Obamacare by executive order instead of having Congress repeal the law.  What Romney should be saying is that he wants the new Republican controlled House and Senate to have a bill repealing Obamacare waiting on him and as soon as he is sworn in, he will sign the bill.

 

Someone needs to tell Mitt what the Constitution says.

 

Mitt Romney’s plan is called “Repeal and Replace.”

 

Here is a plan for the Republicans to consider.  Repeal and let the free market work.

 

Want to bring down costs?  Figure out ways to make insurance companies compete with each other.  Eliminate the prohibitions against purchasing insurance across state lines.  (Here’s a hint to the Republicans.   That is interstate commerce, which is a power given to the Federal Government.)

 

Just in case anyone missed it, the big insurance companies do not want competition.  If there is no competition, they can charge what ever they want and do not have to be competitive.  They also do not like lawsuits because they will actually have to pay out damages, which is why people buy insurance to begin with. 

 

In the next few days, we will see how serious the GOP is.  If they are simply going to do another symbolic vote so they can go home and say, “I voted to repeal,” and “Vote against the Democrats because they would not repeal,” then we know where they really are.

 

A few days ago, I spoke with a major Republican Congressman in DC and I told this Congressman we were sick and tired of the games.  We do not simply want “Votes.”  We want success.  We want to make this happen.

 

If the Republican leadership only wants to play games, then the people can do that too.

Obama, SCOTUS, Taxes and Your Freedoms – Chuck Norris – Townhall.com

Senate Passes Insurance Industry Aid Bill

Obama, SCOTUS, Taxes and Your Freedoms – Chuck Norris – Townhall.com.

Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold Obamacare‘s individual mandate (indictment) to collect more taxes from you and me. President Barack Obama’s taxation shell game, which flies in the face of the freedoms we celebrate this week, is just one more reason his presidency and Obamacare need to be overturned this November.

Chief Justice John Roberts wasn’t kidding when he offered the commentary about the court’s ruling: “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” Obamacare is taxation unleashed!

Despite the fact that in 2009, Obama repeatedly denied to ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos that Obamacare’s individual mandate was equated with increased taxes, the Supreme Court defined the legislation as just that — more taxation.

When Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by a reporter whether the financial penalty for not complying with Obamacare’s individual mandate is, in fact, a tax, she retorted: “Call it what you will. … This is a very good thing for the American people.”

Pelosi, who helped Obama ramrod the legislation, and Obama were frolicking like two kids in a candy store when they learned about the hallmark SCOTUS decision. But I doubt that middle-class taxpayers will be so ecstatic when they are footing the bill every year for another socialized medicine program.

On Thursday, CNN even confessed: “In 2014, the penalty (for not having medical insurance) will be no more than $285 per family or 1 percent of income, whichever is greater. In 2015, the cap rises to $975 or 2 percent of income. And by 2016, the penalty would be up to $2,085 per family or 2.5 percent of income, whichever is greater.”

Bloomberg reported: “Some of the largest levies and fees in the 2010 law take effect in 2013. In all, the law is projected to raise an estimated $813 billion in revenue over 10 years to help pay for the expansion of insurance coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office. That figure includes penalties under the individual mandate, which the court ruled is constitutional under Congress’ taxing power.”

The fact is that behind closed doors with the Supreme Court justices and out of view of the public, the legal teams from the Obama administration pitched Obamacare as a tax. Obama and his legal eagles lied to the public to get the legislation passed on Capitol Hill and then described it as a tax to pass it before SCOTUS. They knew that the court knows that the Constitution gives Congress the power to tax in order to carry out its duties, and that was their ticket to manipulate their way to victory.

On March 26, the first day of Obamacare arguments before the Supreme Court, Fox News reported that a top Obama lawyer was chided by the justices for calling the fine for not purchasing insurance both a “penalty” and a “tax.”

Even U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli repeatedly used the phrase “tax penalty” to describe noncompliance with the individual mandate. Then Justice Samuel Alito rebuffed, “General Verrilli, today you are arguing that the penalty is not a tax. Tomorrow you are going to be back, and you will be arguing that the penalty is a tax.”

Verrilli answered Justice Elena Kagan’s question of whether noncompliance with the individual mandate would result in breaking the law by saying that if people “pay the tax, then they are in compliance with the law.” That reference caught the attention of Justice Stephen Breyer, who interjected, “Why do you keep saying tax?”

To require people to pay a penalty for not buying health insurance is a tax. And I vehemently disagree with Pelosi that Obamacare’s new taxes are “a very good thing for the American people” — in or out of a recession — simply because more government regulations and taxation restrict our freedoms and pocketbooks.

The actions of Obama’s federal government are diametrically opposed to those of America’s Framers, who adopted the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Thomas Jefferson, who penned the original draft of the Declaration of Independence, wrote roughly 40 years later, in 1816, to Samuel Kercheval:

“We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes; have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers.”

Does that not describe Obama’s fundamental transformation of America to a T?

Happy birthday, America! We still are celebrating and fighting for your founding principles and freedoms!

The silver lining? Now Obama owns his tax hikes – Washington Times – Charles Hurt

John Roberts - Caricature

John Roberts – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

The silver lining? Now Obama owns his tax hikes – Washington Times – Charles Hurt .

Conservatives gathering now for a low-tech lynching of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. need to take a quick breath of air and think about what he managed to accomplish by upholding President Obama’s highly unpopular, signature piece of legislation.

Though he shocked many by joining the left plank on the high court, Justice Roberts. pretty much did what he was supposed to do. He finally put a boundary on how much freedom the federal government can gobble up from states and individuals under the “commerce clause” — that most specious scheme for so much federal thievery.

Then he told President Obama and his kleptocrats in Congress that they can have their health care law, but they cannot keep lying about it. A tax is a tax and they are liars if they call it anything else. And they just stuck the crippled American taxpayer with one of the biggest, broadest, most regressive tax-hikes in history — and during a deep recession!

Finally, Justice Roberts turned to the bumbling, tongue-twisted and goofball opposition party — sometimes called the “Republican” party but usually called the “stupid” or “slow” party — and told them to man up, quit whining and fix the horrific mess that they are so much responsible for. They may have messed their diaper, but he’s not changing it for them.

OK, fine, maybe Republicans didn’t vote for Obamacare. Woo-hoo! And that got us, well, Obamacare anyway.

Yes, Republicans are nearly equally responsible for Obamacare because they set the stage perfectly for Mr. Obama’s unquestioned ascent to the White House and handed his kleptocrats complete control of Congress for the first two years of the Great Taxus Interegnum.

So badly had they mishandled the economy and everything else and so badly had they compromised and corrupted themselves that even Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid became viable options for leadership.

It was under the dazed gaze of San Fran Pelosi and the fat-fisted leadership of Vegas Reid that we got stuck with Obamacare.

In response to an ocean of debt, out-of-control spending and taxpayers running out of money, Mrs. Pelosi, Mr. Reid and Mr. Obama decided to double down on the debt, spend even more money we don’t have and take away what little money taxpayers had left.

And in response to the highest unemployment in decades, they decided to take even more money away from the companies that provide jobs. And then they yoked those companies with Obamacare.

Somehow, Republicans were not able to make a coherent argument against all of this. They could not make the simple argument that if you don’t like your postal service, you aren’t going to like health care brought to you by the federal government either.

Now, going into the election, President Obama has his law and now he must live with it. He must own it. And he must be judged for the massive taxes his law will levy on innocent Americans.

And then it will be up to Mitt Romney and a new set of Republicans to clean up this legislative cesspool.

Because, as Justice Roberts eloquently writes:

“Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our nation´s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”

The poster child for everything wrong with liberals – Tea Party Nation

The poster child for everything wrong with liberals – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

You have probably never heard of Greta Hawkins.   Yet she is a poster child for why liberals should not be allowed in the education system or for that matter any position of importance greater than that of being a Wal-Mart greeter. 

 Hawkins is a principle at a Coney Island School.  She recently banned the playing of the iconic song, “God Bless the USA,” at the School’s June 20th commencement. 

 Why did she do this?

 She did not want to “offend other cultures.”

 Excuse me while we have a winning the future moment.

 She does not want to offend other cultures.   What type of idiocy is that?  Earth to Hawkins.  I hate to tell you this, but you are in America.  It is our culture.  We have the right to be proud of America.   That is clearly something you are not.

 For those mythical people that she believes would be offended by “God bless the USA,” I have one suggestion.  If America offends you, get the hell out. 

 Hawkins is one of those people who hates America and feels we must apologize to everyone for being the greatest nation in the world.  It is clear that her IQ trolls somewhere in the single digit range and she got her job through an affirmative action for idiots program. 

 What is it about liberals that they always hate America?  You can have some nation that is a third world sewer, where mass murder, female mutilation and child rape are the normal course of business and liberals love that nation.  Yet when you start talking about the nation that has done more good for more people than any other any other nation in the history of the world, the left thinks we are the focus of evil in the modern world.

 Here’s an idea for liberals.  Try being proud of your country for a change. 

 Of course that is asking a lot.  Liberals might win the lottery too, but lets not hold our breath.

 Liberals love left wing dictatorships.  Come to think of it, they love any regime that hates liberty, freedom or America.

 Allen West had it right when he said that socialist like Nancy Pelosi should take their socialism and get the hell out of America.

Obama Forced a Change Nobody Wanted – Tea Party Nation

Obama Forced a Change Nobody Wanted – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

Barack Hussein Obama promised to transform America with an ill-defined message of change during his 2008 campaign. As Americans discovered what that change involved, they began to reject it. It was a change to the Left, to liberalism, to socialism.

The first sign of rejection was the 2010 election when voters returned power in the House of Representatives to Republicans. Since the 2006 midterm elections that gave the Democratic Party a sweeping victory and elevated Nancy Pelosi as the first woman to become Speaker of the House, Americans have had an opportunity to experience the liberal agenda and they don’t like it.

They didn’t like the way Obama wasted 2009 on pushing his socialization of one sixth of the nation’s economy with Obamacare, a bill then-Speaker Pelosi told voters that the bill would have to be passed so they “could see what was in it.” Soon enough the Supreme Court will render a decision on its constitutionality and the likely outcome is that it will be struck down.

The voters didn’t like Obama’s massive “stimulus” redistribution of their taxes that included a bailout of General Motors and Chrysler that could have been avoided by simply allowing them to go through the normal process of bankruptcy and restructuring. Instead, Obama screwed their creditors, normally the first in line to be compensated for their losses, and gave the auto unions a seat on the auto companies’ boards of directors, erasing the line between management and unions.

Recall, too, that the 2006 elections reflected the dissatisfaction of voters with the long years of wars in Afghanistan and, in particular, in Iraq. When the financial crisis hit in 2008, just before the national elections, combined with the unalloyed worship of a completely unknown Illinois Senator, the outcome was the election of Obama.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Now the shame of the failure to address the financial crisis in time-tested and proven ways is Obama’s. He could have cut taxes. Instead he pushed for an end to the Bush tax cuts and talked endlessly about raising taxes on “millionaires and billionaires.” In point of fact, his tax programs were and are aimed at the middle class. He could have cut government spending. Instead he increased it with all manner of phony schemes such as “cash for clunkers.”

Since 2009 Obama has added four trillion dollars to the nation’s debt and has presided over the first, historic downgrade of America’s triple-A credit rating. The continuing news of taxpayer losses in his administration’s disastrous “investments” in solar and other “clean energy” firms that continue to fail has added to the clear perception of an ideologically driven agenda that is out of touch with reality.

The victory of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, barely five months before the forthcoming November elections is yet another reason to celebrate the rejection of Obama and his policies that have given the nation 42 months of an unemployment rate that is unprecedented since the Great Depression. Gov. Walker’s election signals the decline of the union movement and his reforms resulted in tens of thousands of union members choosing to leave the unions in Wisconsin.

The realization that unions, in particular the public service unions, have raped the public coffers of states, marks a turning point that will result in reforms that will greatly aid recovery. The millions the union movement poured into the defeat of Gov. Walker are millions that have been diverted from Obama’s reelection.

USA Today reported that “The residents of only nine states have returned their economies to the level that existed before the downturn struck at the end of 2007—and most of those states are energy producers.” The nation runs on the energy that the oil, coal, natural gas, and nuclear provide. Obama has waged a war on oil and coal in particular and the public has taken notice of how insane this policy has been.

The outcome of the Wisconsin elections has not been lost on the Democratic Party. It will now be in full panic mode and Americans will be subjected to a campaign of lies intended to distract and deceive them.

Obama can no longer blame former President Bush for his failures, cannot blame events in Europe, and cannot blame Mother Nature. He has only himself to blame. Voters from the Left to the Right know this. Except for the hardcore liberal base and the mainstream media, the rest are ready to reject Obama.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

Death Of Many American Communities Ordered By The EPA. – Tea Party Nation

Death Of Many American Communities Ordered By The EPA. – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by John Wiseman

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

I found this story yesterday at The Daily Caller.

Here’s what was said in the clip, word for word by EPA Regional Administrator, Curtis Spalding:

Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision,”“You can’t imagine how tough that was, Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.”

Here is another link back to the Daily Caller article.What Curtis Spalding has just admitted to is that Lisa Jackson, the EPA chief, has decided that since cap and trade did not pass legislatively, she would use existing statutes to rewrite the rules to inflict it upon us anyhow. He also noted how brave her decision was, in light of the fact that many communities in the flyover states known as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and where ever else there are coal burning electric producing plants, or coal mines, or even businesses that transport coal will be destroyed as a result of her bureaucratic rigidity.

There are so many points to be made here, that I will apologize in advance for any that I might be missing, and please feel free to add them to the list. First, notice how cavalier the Obama Administration is about destroying American communities in order to inflict their green ideology upon the rest of us. So much for the little guy that they pretend to care so much about. too bad you folks in Ohio and Pennsylvania didn’t donate a years salary to the Zero during his last campaign, then he could have at least lied to you and told you of the wonderful green job your community would benefit from, if those solar and wind plants actually produced sufficient electricity to be worth building in the first place.

For those of you who are thinking, I agree with the green agenda, and my community doesn’t depend on coal, nor do I even like the coal industry, wait until you get a load of the coming electricity rates due to arrive this summer. The result of forcing electric producers out of business will be an artificial shortage of the product they used to produce. Either there will be less electricity to go around, in which case it will cost more, or they will raise their prices to offset the EPA’s new and vastly increased compliance standards. Either way, I hope you didn’t laugh too loud at California during their rolling black outs of the Governor, “Grey Out,” Davis era, because it will be coming to your state soon. One thing I have learned about the entitled twit class in this country, they are all for sacrifice when someone else has to make it, but when it is upon them to make that sacrifice, not so much. I have liberal friends who I have recorded at the dinner table announcing that they would be willing to pay $4 per gallon for gasoline if it meant cleaner what ever, but when gas hit that price in the summer of 2007, they were the first and most vociferous in calling for George W. Bush’s head.

Please notice also, how the well intentioned law written half a century ago has grown in scope and structure at the whim of the bureaucrat in charge. Who after all wants polluted water or poisoned air to drink and breathe? Get a few women on television testifying with tears in their eyes about how their children are suffering, and blammo, 50 years later, Sheila Jackson has the authority and power to destroy American communities with a stroke of her pen in several states that produce something the rest of America actually finds beneficial. Our elected legislators in Washington have learned years ago the art to making their sweeping legislation designed to protect us from us as vague as possible. In fact, their laws are so vague anymore, they don’t even bother reading them. They don’t really say all that much anyhow. The rules for these laws are written by the new bureaucracies that they create, and the devil is in the unknown details. Dodd Frank, passed two years ago, and they are as of this writing, about half way through with deciding the totality of what it actually will inflict upon us. Obamacare, well let’s just say that Nancy Pelosi‘s claim that we will love it once we found out what was in it has not exactly turned out to be the case. The clean air act is no exception to this rule. It was passed with the usual ambiguous language that said nothing besides the EPA would be free to write its own rules completely exempt from any type of oversight from any outside source, like the people affected by its decisions. It simply is another tool of the Executive Branch to divorce itself from the checks and balances system that was implied by the separation of powers.

This serves as that shining example of how the Republican strategists who have been planning on not winning the Presidency because they don’t believe they can, but are planning on holding the House and winning the Senate are not only wrong, but dangerously so. In November of 2010 the American People served Barack Obama with a very pointedly worded restraining order. It came in the form of an historic swing of 63 House seats, 7 Senate seats, 11 Governors chairs, and 680 state legislature positions. After that restraining order was filed, it was effectively ignored via this very type of executive fiat. Cap and Trade was defeated in the Senate, and defeated soundly. Yet, here we are two years later and the Executive Branch, in the form of the EPA has found a way to inflict it upon us anyhow, as the current climate allows for the EPA to make up its own rules as it goes along.

These people are beyond dangerous, and we need to send them home this November.

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