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Editor’s Note: The “Don” mentioned in this next article is not, I repeat NOT the same “Don” as your’s truly, Managing Editor of Conservativhieve Hideout 2.0.

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Don was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young ‘pullets’, and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

Don’s ffavoriterooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch’s bell hadn’t rung at all!

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When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To Don’s amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring.

He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

Don was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the City Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the “No Bell Piece Prize,” but they also awarded him the “Pulletsurprise” as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention.

Vote carefully in the next election, you can’t always hear the bells.

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Democrat lesson in voter turn out and climate change

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North Korean President Kim Jong Un was “re-elected” with 100% of the vote. Now this was done as no other name was on the ballot so it was pretty much a slam-dung … er … dunk for the guy. They could take a few lessons from the Democrats. In 2012 Obama and Romney were on the ballot and  in Cleveland’s Fifth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts E, F, and G 1,337 to Mitt Romney’s… 0. 100% went to Obama and he was actually running against a nationally known name. It gets better; Obama won St. Lucie County, Florida with 99% of 141% voter turn out! I know that’s old news. I’m just making the point that even the North Koreans could learn a thing or two about securing votes not even there from the Democrats!

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You gotta hand it to Democrats. They can waste more time and effort doing the will of government rather than the will of their constituents and get re-elected time after time. A group of about 30 Senate Democrats stayed up all night talking about ”climate change” (ie. “global warming”).  It’s easy to see just how “in touch” they are with what your average American voter has for priorities … According to a recent Rasmussen Poll

National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters January 23-24, 27-28 and 29-30, 2014

Issue Very Important
Economy 76%
Job creation 68%
Health care 66%
Gov. spending 63%
Education 63%
Social Security 60%
Gov. ethics and corruption 59%
Taxes 54%
Small business 54%
Gun control 53%
Energy 49%
National Security 45%
Immigration 42%
Environment 40%
War in Afghanistan 28%

Now, I don’t see “climate change” even on the list, but it’s important enough for Democrat politicians to stay up all night talking about. According to this piece,   Climate caucus members say their objective is to raise the urgency of global warming and build toward a time when the political landscape may have shifted enough that a bill could pass.

TRANSLATION:  Politicians know climate change (global warming) is a hoax. They must figure out ways to blame every natural occurrence in changing weather patterns to appear to be caused by humans, especially disasters such as hurricanes and tornados.

Democrats will push to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and close down Americas coal mining industry. I find it hypocritical of liberals who continually spout of the mindless drivel that conservatives care only for the “rich” and are out to destroy the regular working middle-class family. California billionaire Tom Steyer has pledged to spend up to $100 million in this year’s midterm elections to help elect candidates who support climate change policy. Let’s see, Democrats stay up all night talking about shutting down coal mining plants, putting thousands of middle-class workers out of a job and a billionaire is set to drop $100 million to help bury those working families.

Doing the bidding of billionaires and having their own agenda isn’t exclusively a Democrat thing though. The great majority of Republicans have a priority to push amnesty for illegals ahead of any issue important to the American people.

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Obama’s Destroy America Campaign Is Succeeding

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When Obama isn’t “gaying” our military he’s purging high-ranking commanders who don’t agree with his destroy America campaign. This phony “president” produced a $3.9 TRILLION “budget” for next year, raising taxes, allotting billions for shovel-ready jobs while instituting massive spending cuts to the military. His drivel, “The  budget is not just about numbers, it’s about our values and it’s about  our future,” is as meaningful as his promises … all empty. First, his “values” aren’t America’s values and the future he’s blathering about is very bleak for this nation. His “values” are perversion,  keeping poor people poor, racism and anti-Semitism. He’s a phony and can’t even act like a strong “president” because it’s not in him. He has surrounded himself with a multitude of America-hating traitors exactly like him.

My good friend, The Mad Jewess mentioned an article at the American Thinker which points out a few of those …   Muslims in the Obama White Houseincluding Arif Alikhan (Deputy Executive Director for Policy in DHS), Mohamed Elibiary (Homeland Security Advisory Council), Rashad Hussain (Special Envoy to the deeply anti-Semitic Organization of the Islamic Conference), Imam Mohamed Magid  (Obama’s Sharia Law advisor, on loan from the Islamic Society of North America, with its Brotherhood ties) and Eboo Patel (on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships). A Muslim who takes his religion seriously must put loyalty to Dar al-Islam above allegiance to an infidel state.  (read more)

Let’s see … what else … Okay, back to the cuts in our military. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, which is an oxymoron in itself, has proposed to scale back our military capability to pre-WWII levels. (thus the “oxymoron” … or perhaps just “moron”) Hagel says in essence,  the cuts will reflect what he’s doing to the Department of Defense. I think Mr. Hagel should be in charge of Obama’s wardrobe or something that would be harmless to the United States; but then again that wouldn’t fit into Obama’s agenda.

Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, said,  that an army of 420,000 would be too small for a world that has such an uncertain national security landscape. The minimum size, he said, would be about 450,000.  He said shrinking to 420,000 would make a big difference in the capabilities of the force. 

“I’m on the record saying, as a minimum, I think our end strength needs to be around 450,000; 330,000 in the active, 335,000 in the Guard, and about 195,000 in the U.S. Army Reserve. And then we would be able to do it – at higher risk, but we should be able to do it.”  (emphasis mine)  (HERE)

And that’s just mentioning the cuts to the U.S. Army … not cuts to the other armed services, though I think the Marines will lose around 8,000 personnel.  Obama’s idea of America’s military might is having our women fight on the front lines with homosexual men backing them up.

While Obama guts our military, Russia, China and every other America hating nation is beefing theirs up.  Obama makes empty threats to Mr. Putin and Putin knows Obama is weak because his actions prove it. Obama is a liar. His lies are out for every one to see, except the ones the media manages to cover up.

Anyway, I’m sick of writing this piece. I suppose it’s just a rant. Allen West has a piece worth reading … if you feel like crying.

Obama vs. Putin:

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America deserves becoming a police state … for being stupid

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This is just a small part of the cover-ups, lies and corruption which we’ve endured as a direct result in allowing Barack Obama into the White House …

The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme:

Eric Holder perjury regarding Fast and Furious

The AG. Dept. scandal

Violation of the Hatch Act

Refusing to prosecute the New Black Panthers

Bribing Rep. Joe Sestak

Solyndra

GSA Party Time

Benghazi

The Phony Bin Ladin murder

Watching the Media

IRS Targeting conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius shake down of companies HHS might regulate

Attacking Libya without Congressional approval

Continued lying about Obamacare and being able to keep what we like.

Hillary Clinton’s perjury regarding Benghazi

Obama’s perjury taking the oath of office

AKA Lisa Jackson

Not enforcing current federal laws

The betrayal and murders of Navy SEALs

Obama’s proven phony birth and Selective Service records

Those are just a very few of the ridiculously insidious actions by the fraud-in-chief. Absolutely stunning in magnitude, doing more destruction to the United States than even our most relentless enemies. In reality our enemies need not do anything. Barack Obama is a one man/woman/bisexual (who knows?) wrecking ball, an utter disaster. An embarrassment to America. Playing president while the entire world laughs and mocks the weakness and phoniness of him. What a disgrace and shame on the United States. All the above just so “history” can be made by having a Mulatto president. The joke is on us folks.

You can click HERE for much more. It’s never ending and will take at least a generation of patriots to undo the damage inflicted by Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama. Hell, even his name reeks of fraud.

I think the saddest part is Obama’s reckless drone attacks killing and maiming innocent men, women and children around the world. And to think this fraud was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Geez, talk about lowering the bar … oh … it must have been the result of ”Affirmative Action”. I mean, what the hell, we’ve dumbed down everything, including what it takes to be the president of the United States so awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to someone on what they say their going to do qualifies hands down.

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Chilling: Obama Threatened Several Governors This Week

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Sara Noble over at the Independent Sentinel posted the following. I think it’s worth sharing with all three of my readers …

Chilling: President Obama Threatened Several Governors This Week

February 26, 2014

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                                                                                      Governor Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry presented a chilling summary of Obama’s meeting with a group of governors at the White House on Monday.

Perry says Obama made it clear that he doesn’t trust governors to make decisions about their respective states on a variety of issues.

Perry said, “I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. When you have governors, and we all compete against each other – we are the laboratories of innovation – and for the President of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and say, ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure,’…that is really troubling.”

It’s really not surprising because he is after all, the Imperial President.

Obama threatened any Governor who spoke out against the out-of-control government spending according to Perry: ”As a matter of fact, I heard him (Obama) say in that meeting, ‘If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you’ll hear from me.’ If I’m a Democrat governor, if I’m a Republican governor, I’m highly offended by that.”

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Sympathy for the favorite nation …

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As the 2016 presidential elections approach I’ve been thinking about who might become the next president. Folks, it grieves me to say it’s going to be the same old crap that we see every four to eight years. Professional politicians, lawyers, liars and frauds. Some have spent their entire “careers” calculating each and every move they made for this one event. As I look at the list of possible candidates I think to myself … are these the best that America has to offer? If so, we are in very deep do-do. As I think about the upcoming campaigns we’ll be fed the “qualifications” for the presidency each one has. Do qualifications make a difference?

Barack Obama was ushered into the White House solely on the color of his skin. Barack Obama, pot head, crack smoker, community organizer, junior U.S. Senator for a little over three years … 143 total work days in those three years. There were 304 “in session” work days in the first two years at the time he announced his bid for the presidency.

All that aside, we know the perpetual questions about his Marxist associations, his 20 years in a racist, anti-American ”church”, his membership in the Democratic Socialists of America, his view that the U.S. Constitution is a “flawed” document, and the possibility of being a foreign national … he basically said out of his own mouth that he was going to destroy the American way of life using the term “fundamentally change” … but amazingly enough a guy who is as anti-America as one can get, becomes president … because he’s black.

What the hell has happened to America? Does “Affirmative Action” include the office of the presidency?

So, what’s next, a female president? Are we going to allow Hillary Clinton to become president? Why not? We’ve dumbed down the office of the presidency to the point of being an embarrassment to the entire world. Our allies don’t trust anything Obama says and our enemies know he’s not a threat. It’s more important to be ”historic” than do what’s best for the nation. So what the heck, let’s do another historic move to the demise of America and put Hillary in the White House. I mean she’s one of, if not the most corrupt people on the planet … but we’ll make history.  Let’s go from Affirmative Action to Total Corruption. We’ve gone this far that there is no coming back to any sense of integrity, we might as well “go for the gold”.

America has been sold out. What’s pathetic is she didn’t even go to the “highest bidder”. She’s been sold out by politicians addicted to power. By others who hate her heritage. By others for simple envy.  The media has betrayed the American people through disinformation and hiding the truth of the betrayal they’ve known about all along. But alas, none of those will enjoy the fruits of their betrayal. When America is finally stripped of her heritage, power and sovereignty, and the freedoms and liberties that so many have died to protect are all gone, the betrayers will reap exactly what they have sown … betrayal.

Yesterday I used some quotes from Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796. There is a part that states precisely what I just wrote …

Respect for its authority, [the Constitution] compliance with its laws, acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty.

All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency.

However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

fdawedaElecting Barack Obama was a disservice and betrayal of those who sacrificed for America. Hillary as president will be simply a continuing of that betrayal.

Though in reality almost all of the potential candidates fall into the same category as Obama and Hillary Clinton. The betrayal is the same even if it progresses at a slower pace.

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America: A Nation Governed By Traitors

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I don’t want to sound too corny, but the United States is a wonderful nation. A nation 230+ years since gaining independence grew into a powerful and compassionate nation never seen before in world history. People come to America from poverty-stricken nations, from oppressive nations for the opportunity of a life they could never realize before coming here. America has a marvelous history and a wonderful heritage because since her independence was fought for and won, she has been a nation governed by laws.

Liberals and ‘progressives’ want so desperately to change America into the kinds of nations others flee from by the millions. Yet, they’re constantly proclaiming America as great and wonderful … but truthfully, they don’t believe it. If they did then why the desire to change her? I’ve read where liberals embrace socialism and other “progressive” ideals in the quest for “equality” and “acceptance” for all, even those who would do harm to America. Eric Holder proclaims that America is a nation of “cowards”. Barack Obama believes that the U.S. Constitution is a “deeply flawed document”, and that the Constitution reflects a fundamental flaw of this country at the same time he takes a sworn oath to defend it and enforce it’s laws. Unscrupulous politicians in the United States, have for the past several decades been nothing but self-serving insidious traitors. They have been incrementally chipping away at the liberties of the American people until the very liberties of what made America great will be all gone.

Politicians are busy creating a world for the citizens of America to live in … but are themselves above it and even worse, control said world.

America is in rapid decline, and that decline rests squarely on the shoulders of our elected presidents and the Congress. I say (write) “presidents” because the decline didn’t happen just under Obama’s “reign”.  G.H.W Bush, Bill Clinton, G.W. Bush and now Barack Obama are all players in the demise of the United States. All are globalists and all desire to have America’s sovereignty handed over to the United Nations. They all talk a good talk but their actions betray their intentions. The amount of corruption in all those administrations, especially since G.W. Bush is staggering.

G.H.W. Bush said on Sept. 11, 1990, “[The war in Iraq is] a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times…a New World Order can emerge.” (notice the date)  Flash forward to Sept. 11, 2001.  Flash forward to Sept. 11, 2012.  Weird? Coincidence? Who knows?

Folks, don’t think for a second that totalitarianism exists in other nations only. When those in power force their will on the people, that  is exactly what you have. As citizens our every move is monitored. We are subject to IRS audits at the whim of whoever is in the Executive office of the United States. Make no mistake, folks like Barack Obama deny knowing anything about any unsavory, scandalous acts of those around him. It’s precisely why he surrounds himself with the likes of Eric Holder … he does Obama’s bidding without having to be instructed just like all the other weasels in his phony “administration”. Barack Obama meets with members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hillary Clinton closet aid is directly involved with the “brotherhood” as well.  Obama is arming our enemy and the enemy of Israel.

And more on the domestic front …

We can take an example of the acts of Mr. Obama and how nothing that’s important to the vast majority of the American people has been accomplished.  The vast majority wanted the economy worked on, jobs, and for the weasel to keep his empty promises. Instead we got Obamacare shoved up our posterior. 70+% of the American people did not want the government involved in our private health care … but … well we all know how to continue that point.

Right now “immigration reform” (amnesty for millions of illegals) is being touted as a priority for those elected ones. Only 3% of the American people think it’s a priority. The economy and jobs again is what your average American wants by an overwhelming majority … but … we’re getting that shoved up our posterior right next to Obamacare.

Obama has turned our military into a gay rights organization while the entire world is laughing.  He’s forcing the military commanders into retirement or relieving them of duty if they do go along with his destructive policies. And then team Obama will be putting women to fight in the front lines of combat. It will be interesting to see what becomes of our women once they’re captured on the battle field. A nation that doesn’t protect it’s women is a nation in decline and is loathsome to all others.

Anyway, I’m done ranting for the day. One last thing … liberals, progressives are too stupid to realize that when America goes down they’re going down right with her.

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“I had no knowledge or involvement in this issue, in its planning or its execution … I found this out at 8:50 yesterday morning.” – Chris Christie

“You can’t fool the fat man” – Randy Newman

It’s amazing, isn’t it, how many innocent politicians become embroiled in scandal through absolutely no fault of their own.  At least, that’s the way they tell it.  By the way, I’ve got a bridge in New Jersey I’d like to sell you …

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Losing Control Over Gun Control

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[…] Hysteria and frenzy are clearly the way the politicians and media elites think we should deal with tragedy. These media worthies might better spend their tears and lamentations over the reckless coverage of the tragedy, when speculation, supposition and make-believe were presented as fact. Errors included the wrong number of the dead, the false identification of the shooter, the wrong guns identified, and the way the shooter was dressed. Tragedy was compounded by media ghouls who descended on surviving children and parents, stuffing microphones the size of beer cans in their faces to ask, “how did it feel? (When tragedy strikes, the hysterics rule | Pruden & Politics)

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Contemptible behavior as a reflexive response to calamity is not a characteristic endemic only to the reeking buzzards of the Fifth Estate and Democratic politicians, though those particular unworthies seem to have cornered most of the modern market on it.  But in the aftermath of the latest murderous rampage committed by a homicidal whacko using a firearm as his weapon of choice (and not the other way around), many members of academia and the arts have succumbed to blind panic, villifying gun owners who are guilty of nothing, and making it clear that the liberal way of protecting the innocent is, as always, by removing more of their Constitutional rights.  A sampling:

Ben Stiller: “Shocked and saddened by what happened today in Connecticut. We have to stop the access to guns in our country.”

Chrissy Teigen: “it’s too easy for a monster to get a gun. solution: NO ONE GETS GUNS. sorry if this is an inconvenience for your complete need to have one.”

Sarah Silverman: “Band-Aids-on-Band-Aids @NRA people want MORE access to guns to combat all the people w access to guns.”

Piers Morgan: “This is now President Obama’s biggest test – will he have the courage to stand up to the American gun lobby?”

Michael Moore: ”The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy.

Rashida Jones: “Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. … Thanks, gun lovers, for all your hateful tweets…

Flea: “No civilians should be allowed to have guns. none…and i dont think the cops should have guns either…change the constitution…and make quality mental health care free…god bless the children…in many countries the cops have no guns and they do perfectly fine…peace and love to all…heartbreaking…the depth of sadness.

Erik Loomis, PhD, assistant professor of history, University of Rhode Island: [I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick …looks like the National Rifle Association has murdered some more children … Can [we] define NRA membership as dues contributing to a terrorist organization?

But opinions, as the old vulgarism goes, are like anuses — everybody’s got one, and most of ‘em stink.  You can’t remove the darkness in the human heart by singing “Kumbaya” or by legislating a return to the days of the longbow and battle axe. While a rational national debate on stopping mass mayhem — one that includes America’s law abiding firearm owners and 2nd Amendment supporters — may or may not be appropriate, one thing is certain: the only surefire way to stop an armed individual is with another armed individual.

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The consequences of electing leaders with little or no virtue

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Samuel Adams once said, “If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”  Now more than ever these powerful words ring true.  In the aftermath of the first Presidential debate we see the works of these vain and aspiring politicians.  We now see how far they will go to hang on to power.  After the President’s terrible debate performance Obama shifted his strategy to lying about Mitt Romney’s position on the issues.  He had to because Romney not only schooled the President in regards to economic policy but he also countered all of Obama’s claims in front of 67 million viewers.

The President lost a great deal of credibility and political ground this past Wednesday and he knows it.  So his only option now is to lie about his opponent and use the Department of Labor to inflate data on a jobs report that are simply implausible.  It shouldn’t have surprised anyone that they were going to get the unemployment number under eight percent by election day.  They used a flawed methodology to skew the jobs data to get the overall percentage where they wanted it.  Many on the right have been talking about this for months.  Additionally people shouldn’t have been surprised when Ben Bernanke announced QE3 six weeks out from Election Day.  This action is designed to prop up the economy for the short term by injecting more money into an economy that is already saturated with dollars.  In the long run the value of our dollar will be destroyed and the purchasing power of each American with be greatly diminished.  All of these actions were implemented to create the illusion of a healthy economy.  They are designed to fool the people into believing that things are better than they actually are.  And the President is using the instruments of government to accomplish this goal.

The reason all this happening is because the President and his team are in survival mode and they will use every dirty trick in the book to win.  The President does not have any honor or integrity; he compromised his integrity (if he had any to begin with) long before he was elected President so these dirty tactics come easy for him.  He is indeed vain and aspiring and now more than ever the country needs the experience patriots to prevent its ruin.  This is the consequences of electing leaders with little or no virtue and this is where we come in.  We must do all we can to hold him accountable and get the word out about these tactics.  We must spread the word through face to face contact with neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends.  The President wants the people to believe what he says and not what they saw during the debate.  He wants the people to believe his lie and for the misinformed/uninformed it’s an easy task.  This is why as patriots who believe in liberty and freedom we have a responsibility to stand up and prevent the ruin of our nation and it starts with a solid ground game.  It starts with us.

If not us – who? If not now – when?” ~ Ronald Reagan

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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Are Washington Leaders Ruining the Economy on Purpose or Are They Just Plain Ignorant?

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Government officials in Washington would have you believe that the economic decisions they are making are in the best interest of the public and that chief economic advisors agree they are doing the right thing. These officials would have you believe that running a country (economically speaking – macroeconomics) is vastly different than running your small business or your individual budget (microeconomics).  This is what they want you to believe, but in reality they are wrong.

Whether you are running a household, a business or a country, certain firm concrete realities exist.  The biggest one of those is: if you spend more money than you bring in, you WILL go broke!  Allowing our government to spend more than they bring in on a continuous basis is a crime.  If we tried that, we would go bankrupt. Eventuallty, we would run up against a huge wall and have to pay the consequences of our egregious spending. Yet U.S. citizens sit back and allow it to continue happening believing somehow that those in authority in Washington know more about what they are doing than we do.

So, what should government do to get things back under control? There is really only two alternatives – 1) bring in more money; or 2) reduce spending.  Of the two alternatives, the one that makes more sense is to reduce spending. Think about your household budget. You work 40+ hours a week making a certain amount of money. Which is the best way to go?  Do you go out and get a 2nd and/or 3rd job and try to work more hours to increase your income, or do you evaluate your budget and see where you can cut back? Maybe you quit getting weekly manicures and pedicures. Maybe you shop for your clothes at Sears instead of Macys. If you are in drastic financials straits, you sell your expensive home and cars and adopt a more modest lifestyle.

It is the same with big government. To keep increasing taxes in order to bring in more money is ludicious and unfair to the citizens and corporations of the United States. The most sane and common sense thing to do is to scale back the size of the federal government in order to decrease the amount of money being spent, yet no one in any of the governmental agencies want to do that, because it means losing their job and/or their power.  So that brings me to President Obama’s economic plan for his second term.

The Council on Foreign Affairs has a blog called “The Candidates and the World”. In their April 11th article entitled “Obama Makes New Case for Tax Hikes”, it says:

“President Barack Obama doubled down on his economic case for a second term, which he explained favors boosting social programs that benefit the middle-income Americans in sharp contrast withRepublican’s past and future proposals to spur growth with upper-income tax cuts.

“I’m saying, you’re bringing in a million bucks or more a year. Then, what the rrule says is you should pay the same percentage of your income in taxes as middle-class families do.  You shouldn’t get special tax breaks. You shouldn’t be able to get special loopholes,” he said. “And if we do that, then it makes it  affordable for us to be able to say for those people who make under $250,000 a year – like 98 percent of American families do – then your taxes don’t go up.”

On the surface this sounds reasonable. It does seem reasonable that the really rich pay the same percentage as the middle class. Nobody wants to pay more taxes, right? However, when you follow that logic to it’s conclusion then the middle class would end up a lot worse off than they are right now and our country would be economically worst off.  I’ll try to explain how.

First, there is a story in basic economics calls “The Broken Window” by Bastiat. It goes like this:

A young hoodlum, say, heaves a brick through the window of a baker’s shop. The shopkeeper runs out furious, but the boy is gone. A crowd gathers and begins to stare with quiet satisfaction at the gaping hole in the window. After a while the crowd feels the need for philosophic reflection. They remind each other and the baker that the misfortune has its bright side. It will make business for some glass-maker. As they begin to think of this they elaborate upon it. How much does a new plate glass window cost? Fifty dollars? That will be quite a sum. After all, if windows were never broken, what would happen to the glass business? The glass-maker will have $50 more to spend with other merchants, and these in turn will have $50 more to spend with still other merchants, and so on. The smashed window will go on providing money and employment in ever-widening circles. The logical conclusion from all this would be that the little hoodlum who threw the brick was actually a public benefactor.

Now let us take another look. This little act of vandalism will provide more business for some glass-maker, but the shopkeeper will be out $50 that he was planning to spend for a new suit. Because he has had to replace a window, he will have to go without the suit (or some other need or luxury). Instead of having a window and $50 he now has merely a window. If we think of him as a part of the community, the community has lost a new suit that might otherwise have come into being, and is just that much poorer.

The glass-maker’s gain of business, in short, is merely the tailor’s loss of business. No new “employment” has been added. The people in the crowd were thinking only of two parties to the transaction, the baker and the glass-maker. They had forgotten the potential third party involved, the tailor. They forgot him precisely because he will not now enter the scene. They will see the new winodw in the next day or two. They will never see the extra suit, prescisely because it will never be made. They see only what is immediately visible to the eye.

So here is the application – if Obama raises the taxes on corporations and individuals making over $250,000, especially those making a million or more, that extra cost will trickle down to the middle class. If you are a company who now has to pay more taxes, then one of two things has to happen.

1) reduce your net profits or
2) pass the amount of increased taxes down to the consumer (us) by increasing the price of that product or service.

Neither of those two scenarios are good for the average middle class American.

In reducing their profits, they then cannot increase the amount of product they make. They cannot invent, create and grow their business. They cannot hire additional people, and may even have to lay-off people.

In the second scenario – passing the cost down to the consumer – we pay more for the products and/or services we purchase which in turn reduces the amount of money we can spend and products we can buy.

The goal of the federal government should be to make it easier in our country for our companies big and small to do business and make profits. This, in turn, will increase employment rates and decrease the cost of products and services that the middle class has to buy.

Instead Washington needs to decrease the amount of money they spend in order to decrease the deficits in Washington. They need to decrease the scope of government in order to decrease the amount of money they spend. The first step they should take is to totally shut down The Department of Education. It is a useless and damaging agency. From there, let the slashing begin.

So what is the answer to the originial question?  Are Washington leaders ruining the Economy on purpose or are they just plain ignorant? Well I really can’t answer that question. Only God knows the heart of men. However, my women’s intuition says that they are purposefully trying to bring an economic crisis to the United States. For what purpose? Central Planning and Socialism maybe or setting the stage for global governance? Who knows. Let me know what you think Washington is up to!

Original Post:  Faithful In Prayer

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Of the People

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Capitalism isn’t simply a philosophy based on the way numbers trend, how to gain leverage, make money, or use debt as a resource.  Much of the philosophy of capitalism is based on the human element.  Without human nature, capitalism holds little water and socialism would do far better.  Within the philosophy is the idea that businesses will put their money wherever they are most apt to grow it.

Last month I wrote a couple of pieces that challenged the mindset of you (and me).  I basically said that our representatives are failures not because the offices are broken, but because the electorate is broken.  They are properly representing their voting base – ignorant and crooked.  If we want to change Washington, we must first change ourselves.  So, let’s pull both of these points together.

Milton Friedman once said, “The way you solve things is by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.” This idea stems from the trust of a conservative/capitalist mind and the knowledge that politicians are trying to, as Milton put it, “buy votes”.  In other words, our political figures are a type of business and as such, they will flux with the most profitable policies.  It is OUR job as the “consumer” to set the market values of those policies.

Mr. Gingrich is a great example of political expediency. He knows what is currently trending up in the political market and throws his political capital into that commodity.  The same is true of the rest of those who run our nation.  Very few in Washington are there because their convictions pressed them to “make a difference”, they are spending millions to win an office for their own benefit.  Congress has become a very cushy place to get a “job”.

Last November we sent a message to many congressional members – their stocks plummeted over night. We will have to do that this next November, and the November after, and the one after, ad infinitum.  It is easy to get frustrated, but it is our JOB to keep them accountable.  If Gingrich gets elected (still holding out for Paul), then it is our job to tell him what is politically lucrative.  If he doesn’t adhere, then we pull our support and put the bum on the curb.

We constantly clamor about the lack of Constitutional knowledge our politicians have or adhere to, but we too often forget that before any article was written to establish a government body, WE THE PEOPLE were given the task of forming a more perfect union, establishing justice, ensuring domestic tranquility, providing welfare, securing our prosperity, and ordaining the Constitution.  We have a responsibility too – and it is time we learned what it is and began doing it.

Original Post:  The Sentry Journal

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Obama: Using the “N” word?

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Probably! He definitely uses the “T” word and he says it in the same way some bigots might use the “N” word. He loves to use “Tea Bagger”. To most in the liberal press, the administration, and the Congress the “T” word means “Bigoted White People”.

Let’s look at the “N” word for a moment. The “N” word evolved from various origins and generally means black in all of its variations. So offensive is the “N” word that English speakers feel uncomfortable learning Portuguese, Spanish, French, Swedish, German and Latin for a form of Negro appears in all these languages. Sensitive people are reluctant to say these words. Café Negro is black coffee. It is hard to say that at first if you are sensitive to others. After a time you learn that you it is perfect and proper to speak another’s language correctly.

Now back to the “T” word. This word has no origins and so the rules dictated that the meaning comes from its common usage. That’s how ain’t got into the dictionary and that is how the “T” word will enter the lexicon. Whenever you hear this word roll off of the tongues of pundits, press, and politicians you will generally hear is spoken with a tone of disapproval. The term “Tea Bagger” is used in prisons of a vile act of Sodomy, often done under duress. Nearly all of the uses of the “T” word have an implied “Rich White People” usage. Often it is stated exactly that way. So this word has a vile sexual and a blatant racial slur associated with it. You would think that a Black president who undoubtedly experienced racial prejudice would be more sensitive to members of the “Tea Party” when referring to them. So much for thinking!

Thinking can lead you many places and I am now thinking how Black people will often call themselves by the “N” word. I have often heard one black say to another, “You are my “N””. It still shocks me and I think it is wrong. Words have lives and the more life you breathe into a word the longer and more powerfully it lives. As such, Tea Party members and those whom refer to them should immediately cease from calling them the “T” word.

So I say to members of the press, to the politicians, to the pundits and to all who read this: Stop the Insensitivity to Tea Party members. Calling them the “T” word shows your lack of kindliness and facility with the English language. May I suggest you call them Americans or protestors or neighbors? It is a sad state of affairs when those at the top, those in power, and those responsible for words have such a high disregard for their usage. Shame on you and you know who you are.

Racism of any color is still racism.

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"Please. Do go on!"

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Today I received a wonderful invitation from my Congressman, Russ Carnahan. He wants me to attend a “telephone town-hall”. Hah! Get outta here. What the hell is a “telephone town-hall”? The best I can tell it is just another way to keep me as a nameless no count, some kind of virtual meeting where I “virtually” don’t matter. Sure Russ. I would love to sit on hold while you talk down to me yet again of your freakish liberal agenda.

The last time this jerk was in town Kenneth Gladney got mugged by SEIU members outside Russ’s town hall. He filled the meeting with invitees from SEIU and ACORN and then locked and guarded the doors to his real constituents. Like most politicians these days they think they are astute and we are the ignorant masses. Well, this ignorant mass is listened out. “But do go on!”

I am even bored of the constant appeals for money from all of these newly formed groups claiming to represent me. For one price they will mail my “Priority” letter or hand deliver it to my congressman’s office. Duh! All my communications to my government are treated with equal indifference. Still many Americans fear that we will lose a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. I propose that that has already happened. The question is not whether we have lost it but rather how to get it back. With a President like Obama and a Congress of like minded elitists we can assume nothing but the worst.

To my recollection neither he nor his congress has represented “We the People” since taking office. Is that taxation without representation? Anyway, I think it is totally possible for Americans to retake their government. In my thinking we must no longer trust their words but must hold them accountable for their actions and not in a beholding way. We need to become “Soup Nazis” for government change. “You vote for O’bully-Care no reelection for you. Get out. Don’t come back.” (said in my best soup nazi accent) Perhaps that is language they can understand.

But be prepared for the long haul. Barack O’Bully and his gangster goons know how to wait us out. They have prepared their whole lives to seize the power they now behold and they will not go gently. As for me I’m for a one-term, biggest loser, shamefully remembered Barack Hussein Obama. He came seeking to destroy the American way and tasted the bile of an indignant people. May his legacy be that of the Sh.. he stirred.

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