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Shut the Government Down?

UPDATE: It’s unanimous  – 4 of us voted (I think) and we all voted for a shut down.

Never done a poll before. This should be fun.


An example of reading between the lines, ferreting out Obamas lies and correcting the message

“Americans have to make tough choices about how to live within their means while still investing in their future and the President’s choices are no different. The President is looking forward to talking directly to the American people and sharing his commitment to making deep cuts, so that we can continue to invest in areas like innovation that will help our economy continue to grow,” said Adam Abrams, a White House spokesman. (from here.)

It’s amazing how one paragraph can say so much about a person, an ideology, a regime.

Americans do have to make tough choices about living within our means. No questions about that and no argument here. But in my lifetime experience, you first live within your means and pay off your debts and then you save and invest for your future. You get out of the hole you’ve dug for yourself and then you move on to a, hopefully, brighter future. You can’t invest in your future, you can’t save for your kids college fund when you’re $200,000 in debt. The debt comes first.  Or your kid has no college fund and your family will probably not have a  home to live in, either.

It’s not the governments job to invest in innovation.  And it’s not the governments job to determine what businesses to invest in. The private sector is in the best position to judge that, through competition and whatever drives the marketplace. When the government starts meddling in the creation of business, it invariably starts paying back political favors and not doing what’s best for the citizens as a whole.  The government can create a climate where businesses can grow, by lowering the tax base, for instance, as Rep. Paul Ryan has spelled out in his budget plan, but it’s not capable of creating jobs in the private sector. It can only expand itself with more useless bureaucrats and regulations.  We’ve all seen plenty of that in the last 2 years. And we’ve all been paying for it, too.

That original first paragraph screams socialism to the sharp eye.

It’s a seemingly simple message, in one short paragraph that says so much to the astute reader. Unfortunately, there are too many in this country who don’t read closely enough and who aren’t keenly listening. 

This is why Barack Obama is our president now.  And why we have to be, in Mark Levin’s words, the Paul and Paulette Reveres of our families and communities.

So patriots, GET OUT THERE AND CORRECT THE MESSAGE!


We’re on to Obama’s slight of hand tricks

Here’s an interesting parallel:

When Clinton’s popularity was waning and he was wracked with sex scandals, we went to war in Bosnia. It was a poorly veiled attempt to shift the focus from one unpleasant thing to something the nation could rally around.

Now, we have another liberal (Marxist) president who refuses to call a terrorist a terrorist or a war a war. In Orwellian fashion, we have newspeak like overseas contingency operations in place of war and man-made disasters in place of homocide bombers.

I’ve noticed that Obama’s honeymoon with the media is coming to an end, albeit slower than with any other president in my memory.  These tv guys are asking almost difficult questions of the press secretary and the president, himself. As we all know, there’s dissension in the ranks on Capitol Hill with the democrats being displeased with the president’s actions and decisions, of late.  Obamacare is less popular this year than last, states are suing in federal courts and his poll numbers aren’t stellar enough any longer.

So what did he do?

He went to war -  the third front in the Middle East.

But this is the just war. The good war. Just as Afghanistan is and Iraq was not – according to Obama and his flock. We’re doing the righteous thing by protecting and aiding the “rebels,” whoever they are (and it’s still being debated just who they are) while we leave Gadhafi alive and in power. We’ll leave him alive so that he can terrorize and brutalize his people on another day.

And at the same time, in Clinton-esque fashion, we are being distracted from Obama’s negatives.

However, after 2 years I think most of us have learned now to keep an eye on what the other hand is doing.

~~~ooOoo~~~

You know that in Obama’s recent budget, he wants to double our aide to Libya from $900,000 to $1.7million?  I wonder how much influence his friends Wright and Farrakhan had on him about that?


Eric Cantor’s ‘You Cut the Budget’ website

Vote for the cuts you want to see made HERE.


Pretty stunning statistic but not the least surprising

San Francisco is spectacularly mismanaged and arguably the worst-run big city in America. This year’s city budget is an astonishing $6.6 billion — more than twice the budget for the entire state of Idaho — for roughly 800,000 residents.


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