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Annals Of The 47%: Obama Administration Made $125 Billion In ‘Improper’ Payments Last Year

Obama’s minions aren’t very good stewards of the public’s money. In fact, they’re so bad, they set a new record for improper payments handouts. Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a government report released Monday. The level of improper payments was a new high after several years of declines. In addition to fraud, the errors included over payments and under payments, as well payments made without proper documentation. While […]

One Chart Disproves Obama’s Claims That He Is A “Deficit Cutter” – Who Made The Chart? Obama’s Federal Reserve…

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal. Just a few short days ago, President Obama uttered these words in his 2015 State of the Union speech: At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health care inflation at its lowest rate in fifty years. Now I won’t spend time debunking the four lies he told in that short excerpt, instead let’s look at just his […]

Story Update: Woman’s Tax Refund Stolen By Government for Something She Did Not Owe

In what appears to be the next IRS scandal, the government is stealing tax refunds from people-even if they do not know if the targeted person actually did anything wrong.  Greta covered that recently. Watch the latest video at  We know that government, and especially the left, believes that all wealth and income belongs to them-not you. The honestly believe that government, as “god,” determines what, if any, of your income that you GET to keep. Given that belief, it should be no surprise that this is happening.  And, if they have to tax you into poverty, they’ll do […]

The Boomer Retirement Tsunami Will Be Devastating To Younger Americans

Last week I wrote a post in which I offered my condolences to Americans under sixty years of age. I was referring to the mess my generation (The Elders) and the Baby Boomer generation (Soon To Be Elders) have left to the younger generations. Actually the cut off is closer to 53 than 60; but 60 was a nice round number. Now I have some more detailed information to share with you younger folks so you will know just how thoroughly screwed you are. I found this wonderfully informative guest post at Zero Hedge that lists twenty facts about the […]

Will The Government Steal Your Savings? It’s More Likely Than You Think?

This has been a recurrent theme for several years.  It’s been simmering on the back burner, so to speak, but it continues to get some attention from time to time.  The issue is savings.  Whether it be your 401k, or your IRA, or even a savings account; the democrats has been eying them like a crackhead views their pipe.  Big government has wasted trillions on making more poor people, creating dependency, paying off contributors, punishing enemies, arming those that kill Christians, and trying to prop up their union buddies.  Now, after building up an unsustainable debt, they need another fix, […]

Americans Under Sixty; You Have My Condolences

Yes, you have my condolences and my apologies. You see, the youngest of my generation (pre-boomer) and the eldest baby boomers … well, we lived the American dream and while we were doing that, we unintentionally put the screws to you. We did this by buying into the meme that bigger is better: bigger city governments, bigger state governments, bigger federal government, bigger government programs, bigger pension plans for government works, banks so big we can’t allow them to fail, and worst of all we bought into using bigger and bigger debt to pay for all the goodies we wanted […]

Baby Boomers: The Selfish Generation

Let me preface this piece with a few necessities.  First, I grew up being told that my generation (X) was the worst.  We were lazy, the television generation who expected everything to be given to us.  No doubt every generation before mine had to deal with the same “when I was your age”, self-absorbed and forward blaming rhetoric.  Never mind that we are the product of our parents (how did we become the television generation?). Second, this isn’t an unthoughtful whining or a blind pointing at my parents for all of the world’s woes.  I always found it somewhat sickening […]

Serf City

“As a Congress we need to step up and point out and take charge and point out when the President is going beyond his constitutional powers, which is frequent, and we have got to do something about it …” – Rep. Justin Amash While the legislature dithers, the hematophagic minions of the Left are swooping down upon our defenseless hatchlings.  Get ‘em while they’re young; there’s no such beast as a natural-born socialist: First Obamacare, Now Obamacore – Part 1: Common Core Sows Seeds of Socialism in Young (Somewhat Reasonable) […] the very roots of Common Core are in the […]

Leftwaaard..Maaaarch! Left….Left…Left…

While we on the Right have been enjoying some well deserved Schadenfreude at the expense of President Obama and the Democrats over the diasterous rollout of Obamacare, with some of our pundits going so far as to claim that the public’s awakening due to Obamacare will be the end of liberalism in America, the Left has been planning their counter attack. Rather than concede that Obama’s program to provide health insurance to everyone, including those with preexisting conditions, was too big of a move to the Left, the left Left-wing of the Democratic Party is looking at Barack Obama and […]

Things that You Need an ID to do, But Voter ID is Racist!

It seems that people get through life just fine with needing an ID to access products of government services.  However, to vote?  Why sir, that’s racist! The Washington Examiner compiles 24 things that you must have an ID to purchase, I don’t hear much from liberals about how any of these things are racist. When it comes to protecting the integrity of what keeps America from turning into a dictatorship, showing an ID is definitely racist. Mind Boggling. Below are just some of the examples of things you need to prove your identity for: 1. Alcohol   2. Cigarettes   […]

Dennis Kucinich States Social Security “Rock Solid,” Audience Laughs

After seeing this interaction with Dennis Kucinich, I guess they really do believe their own rhetoric. And he’ll continue to believe it too.  As for me, I’m 44, and I have never, in my entire adult life, EVER expected to see a dime from Social Security.  I may not be an economist, but I know a ponzi scheme when I see one. H/T: Noisy Room

Taking America Back One Bit At A Time – Part 4: The Taking of America Continued

Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series Taking America Back One Bit  At A Time can be found here, here, andhere. The Taking of America continued In Part 3, The Taking of America, we talked about how from day one there were those who wanted to manipulate our new government in wats that would benefit them financially; the practice of  cronyism began in earnest and powerful bankers also took advantage of the potential of America through their investments and very importantly they applied their influence to get our government to establish a national bank that they could control. We talked about how it took the […]

They Said if I Voted for Romney, They’d Come After my 401(k), and They Were Right!

That’s right kids, they government is eyeing your 401(k), IRA, or 403(b) with great envy.  And, as for the title, since Stacey is talking blog shtick, I thought I’d borrow from his well, which is deep with all sorts of goodness.   But, back to the seriousness.  There has been rumblings about the government taking over all private retirement accounts for some time.  Apparently, the democrats just can’t let a big pool of money sit there in private hands-it must be controlled, and redistributed, bythe kind hands of government.  Bob Belvedere at  TCOTS has more… The Editors at Investor’s Business Daily published an excellent […]

Economics 101: The Effects of Dependency

We’ve often pointed out that it seems that the left wants people dependent on Government for their daily needs.  After all, if you get everything you have from the government, you’ll probably vote for the politicians that will keep it coming.  The following video from The Center for Freedom and Prosperity explains the personal dangers of government dependency… Depend on yourself?  How novel! H/T:  I’m 41

Should President Obama be Blamed for Current Mess?

Although it is tempting at times to be sucked into the ‘everything is Obama’s fault’ vortex, that really is illogical, and so I try to base my opposition to him on the logical grounds that the policies which he supports leads to a society that is less happy, less loving, less free, less prosperous, less secure, less responsible, less wealthy, less efficient, and less productive. It is President Obama’s policies that I object to and try to oppose. The policies pushed by the radical progressive Obama are supported by the Democratic Party through their votes in Congress (my own Senator […]

Scary Numbers and Data: Record Number of Americans Take More Than They Give

Anyone who has been paying attention already knows that about 50% of Americans pay no federal income taxes. That number alone should give us all pause. But, according to this Fox News articlethe situation is much worse. “Right now about 70 percent of Americans take more out of the tax system than  they put into it, according to the Tax Foundation,” Brooks said.”That’s  something that should really alarm a lot of Americans.” (Bold added) So, if the American Enterprise Institute is correct and 70% of the people take out more than they put in, then only 30% of the people are carrying the load […]

Oh how the Narrative Changes: Social Security in Great Shape a few Weeks ago, Now on it's Deathbed

liberal lies

Back in the day, when there were only three broadcast networks, and when newspapers were throw in the trash at the end of the day, it would have been easy to get away with a 180 degree narrative change.  Just pretend that the old narrative never happened, and move on wit the new one.  People might have noticed, but without the evidence easy to see, it would eventually work. Can a party get away with that in the age of alternative media?  Not so much. With the internet being forever (unless you’re the Daily Kos purging posts to seem slightly less hypocritical when criticizing Sarah Palin), stories are […]

Blog Focus: How the Debt Ceiling Debate Proves There are No Social Security or Medicare Trust Funds

Here is a post from Political Realities by Country Thinker.  It is reprinted with permission. Thoughts on Politics Last Friday while mowing the lawn I had one of those colossal “duh” moments. I have no idea why it took me so long, but it dawned on me that the debt ceiling debate—with all of the apocalyptic predictions of the end of the world if it isn’t raised—proves once and for all that the Social Security and Medicare trust funds aren’t “real” trust funds. They are nothing more internal accounting entries maintained by the federal government. I’ve spoken on this subject […]