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Top 10 Ways Congress Wasted Your Money in 2013

We obviously need to introduce the notion of fiscal responsibility to Congress.  There are so many programs and items that are funded by the federal government that need to be sent back to the states, districts, or counties to fund. Whenever Congress, federal and local governments propose spending our money and raising taxes Congress, teachers, and government officials need to ask themselves at least this one question: Is this item or monetary increase absolutely necessary that it is a must to require my neighbor, friends, and family to reach down deeper in their pockets and pay more in taxes? Original […]

Medicare: Cloward-Piven for Medicare Cloward-Piven?

Confused by the title?  Well, there is a reason for it.  Once central assertion is that much of the Obama administration’s policies concerning health care are part of a larger Cloward-Piven type strategy.  For those of you that might be new to all of this, the Cloward-Piven strategy is name after two leftists, one of which, Francis Fox Piven, is still living.  The strategy is rather simple.  The idea is to target a system (the original system targeted welfare), and put never ending levels of stress on it until it breaks.  Then, the system falling apart creates a crisis, which […]

Government to Regulate Junk Food?

If you let the government control your health care, they can start making and justifying all sorts of demands.  Like, for example, maybe they can regulate what you ear-even the junk food!  Gateway Pundit has more… The Washington Examiner reported: Larry Summers, chair of the White House National Economic Council when the 2009 stimulus was developed, suggested that President Obama will eventually tax and regulate junk food to drive people to eat more healthily — although he dinged First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative. “I think there is no question that the way Americans eat and what Americans weigh is a big […]

Government Spent Enough on Welfare in 2011 to Give Each Family in Poverty Over $59,000 Each

A long term criticism of social programs, especially the entitlements, has been the massive waste associated with them.  Recently, a report was released that shows that if Welfare spending was concentrated, each family in poverty over $59,000 each.  CNS News has more… According to a report from the CRS produced for Sen. Jeff Sessions(R-Ala.), $1 trillion was spent on federal welfare programs during fiscal year 2011 – with $746 billion in federal funds and $254 in state matching funds. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that there were approximately 16.8 million households living below the federal poverty level of $23,000 per year for a family of […]

My Exclusive Interview with Big Bird

Today at Manhattan Infidel I am pleased to present to my readers a character who has been much in the news lately, the one and only Big Bird himself. MI:  Good morning Big Bird.  It’s a pleasure to meet you. BB:  Hi.  I’m Big Bird.  I’m a friend of Kermit’s.  We both live on Sesame Street. MI:  Um.  Yeah.  Listen my readers would like to know if you have any reaction to finding yourself an issue in the middle of the Presidential campaign? BB:  Oh I like Presidents.  I once met Mrs. Nixon and President Nixon in the White House. MI:  Yeah that’s nice.  Anyway […]

November 7, 2012 _ Romney Wins By A Landslide!

In the interest of sanity, I felt compelled to find something up-lifting to write about today. In spite of the left stream Media’s consistent predictions of an Obama win in November, the reports of Romney’s political death are premature. I think it is not out of the realm of possibilities  that Mitt Romney will win by a landslide. A landslide to me would have Romney at 55%, Obama at 41%, and Gary Johnson at 4%. believe it or not, I have some support for being so optimistic. A dear commenter here at CoF left a link to this Business Insider article that […]

Union Bosses Abandoning Team Obama? AFL-CIO Directing Funds From Obama

It seems that the Union bosses are pulling the plug on team Obama for 2012.  Is it due to the fact that the DNC and Obama threw the unions under the bus in Wisconsin?   The Lid has more… The AFL-CIO has told USA News and World Report  that it’s moving money from political candidates even though its right in the middle of election season. This represents another blow to the Obama campaign which is already way behind its fundraising goals. The labor union says this shift was planned for a long time and has nothing to do with the fact […]

Unions Contributions Expected to Exceed 450 Million Dollars in the Coming Election

And, it’s really an opportunity.  But, before I explain that tidbit, let’s get some details on the spending, from the Politico… Top labor leaders say they expect to spend more than ever on both state and federal contests this year. And if recent elections are any indicator, unions could drop more than $450 million, which they reportedly doled out in the 2008 election. … The union playbook: safeguard Democratic governors’ seats, flip state legislatures and hamstring anti-union ballot initiatives. Kindly give the article a read, as it appears to be factual. So, what are we to take from this? 1.  The unions […]

I Declare the $5.00 Per-Bag Fee to Fund the TSA Illegal!

President Obama’s budget includes a $5.00 per-bag fee to fund the TSA screeners.  For more, take a look at this, from Gateway Pundit… Obama’s latest budget includes a $5.00 per bag charge for TSA to screen out luggage. The Daily Mail reported: The cost of travel will take off if President Obama’s budget is approved out of hand because he plans to add fees to passengers and take away existing grants to airports in an effort to reduce the deficit. In his budget put forth Monday, the President mapped out a way to accrue $32billion for the government over the next decade. The […]

Blog Focus: Effect then cause – the key to the progressive strategy for America

Here is an excerpt from a brilliant post at Fleecme… When I am not thinking about Quantum physics or working on my latest translation of the poems of Li Bai, I often contemplate the nature of the beast.  The beast of course is the progressive in America.  Occasionally I have an epiphany, something that strikes me like a lightning bolt and makes me say “Of course!” (no Eureka! here, I am not suggesting my new idea is unique to me), this happened to me last night while I was watching MST3K’s version of Hamlet, I should note the stroke of […]