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Avast There’s an Iceberg Ahead!

One of America’s greatest philosophers once quipped, “A nickel isn’t worth a dime today” and the inverse logic of that still holds true.

On Sept. 22, 2011 in a speech to business executives Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Debt is the biggest threat to U.S. national security.”  When the leader of the people famous for $800 hammers and $640 toilet seats has to lecture business leaders about the perils of deficit spending we know capitalism in America has jumped the track.

After World War I the world’s monetary system was in disarray.  The victorious Allies sought to revive the gold standard.  However the structure which had been put in place after 1918 collapsed during the Great Depression. Some economists believe that the world’s attempt to remain on the gold standard prevented central banks from expanding the money supply enough to revive the world’s economies.  The problem was they couldn’t print enough money if it actually had to be worth something.

After World War II, representatives of the once again victorious allies met at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to create a new international monetary system. At the time the United States accounted for more than 50% of the world’s manufacturing capacity and also held most of the world’s gold.  Since America was the uncontested economic Superpower these leaders decided to tie world currencies to the dollar.  The value of the dollar would in turn be controlled and supported by the fact that the dollar would be tied to gold at $35 per ounce.

While the Bretton Woods System was in force the central banks were given the task of maintaining fixed exchange rates. This was accomplished by massive and continuous intervention in foreign exchange markets. When a country’s currency became too expensive in relation to the dollar, that country’s central bank would sell its currency for dollars thus driving down the value of its currency.  And if the value of a country’s money became too low, that country would then aggressively buy its own currency to drive the price up.

This Bretton Woods System worked well until 1971.  By then, due to the “Guns and Butter” economic policies of the Johnson and Nixon administrations inflation in the United States and America’s rapidly expanding trade deficit undermined the value of the dollar. As a result America urged the now recovered and economically powerful Germany and Japan to increase the value of their currencies. Both nations did not want to do this. Raising the value of their currencies hurt their exports by increasing the prices for their goods in the United States which was their largest market.

When the pressure became unbearable, when too many nations were redeeming too many dollars against America’s dwindling gold supply the United States unilaterally abandoned the fixed gold value of the dollar allowing it to “float.”  Floating with relationship to money means it is allowed to fluctuate when compared to the currencies of other countries. Immediately the value of the dollar fell substantially when compared to other currencies, especially those of Germany and Japan.

This caused turbulence in the economies of nations and sent shockwaves through the political systems of the world.   In consequence the leaders of the major countries made an effort to revive the Bretton Woods system.  They came together in 1971, and reached the Smithsonian Agreement which for the first time allowed for the negotiation of fixed exchange rates.  However, this attempt soon failed.

In 1973, The United States and the other major economic powers agreed to a new system known as Managed Float.  This meant that central banks would still intervene with the buying and selling of their own currencies to eliminate any changes that might be perceived as too dramatic.

How long will this system of floating money, fiat currency, and systemic debt last?

Since I started with a quote from my favorite American philosopher, Yogi Berra I will frame my comments about the end result of America’s love affair with monopoly money and ever growing debt with another nugget from this source of double think profundity, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”

You know, I know and anyone who has enough economic awareness to realize you can’t spend more than you make forever knows that our present governmental financial framework is unsustainable.  Why?  Apparently our leaders believe you can spend more than you make forever.

If you have ever tried to manage your Visa payments by charging them to MasterCard you know the end of that game.  Our leaders have pawned our grandchildren’s future for the votes they buy with social programs, tax giveaways, and bail-outs.  However it is hard to lay all the blame on the shoulders of the perpetually re-elected.  The government is the people writ large.  Almost every household in America is in debt.  Almost every business in America is in debt.

Debt is not a bad thing in and of itself.  Actually it is one of the most liberating inventions in the world.  It allows economic activity to grow based upon future activity instead of just on current holdings.  This provides a multiplier effect that has given rise to the modern world.

However, when we spend more of the future than the present can service we have inverted the pyramid and are inviting a correction.  Even if the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media are blathering on about how good the stock market is doing, that the pretend unemployment rate is falling, that there is no inflation, and that the President says everything is coming up roses, the alternative media knows the present course is unsustainable.  Unsustainable. That word is spoken day after day on Fox and printed multiple times every day online from thousands of blogs, magazines, and newspapers.  All it means is it can’t last forever, or as an alarmist might say, “A crash is coming!”  Or as the economic pirates who sail the crony capitalist seas might say, “Avast there’s an iceberg ahead!”

Sure the stock market is flying high.  With the Fed pumping 85 billion a month into the banking system why wouldn’t it?  With that kind of money coming in why not play the Lotto?  Sure the unemployment rate is falling as long as you don’t count the people who have quit looking for a job.  Sure there’s no inflation as long as you don’t count energy or food.  And of course the President says everything is getting better all the time that is what his teleprompter tells him to say.

So, how long will this system of floating money, fiat currency, and systemic debt last?  None of us gets to live in the world we grew up in because the world moves too fast.  Things change. What was science fiction yesterday is your cell phone today.  One thing we can know for sure is that it isn’t over till it’s over.  Yet from a realistic evaluation of the deep hole we have spent ourselves into the future isn’t what it used to be and if the world were perfect it wouldn’t be.

Is there any way to stop this train wreck before we hit the wall?  Can we reign in Washington and stop the money borrowed from the future that the best and the brightest are spending?  What do you think?  I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering the question.

What do we know?

We know that the record breaking new people elected to the House in the great Tea Party victories of 2010 and 2014 affirmed Boehner as the leader of the co-opted opposition, voted for multiple debt ceiling increases, and renewed the Patriot Act.  Now Mr. Ryan is carrying on the failed tradition bailing out Puerto Rico and reaching across the aisle to pass a 1.1 trillion dollar porkulus budget that funds BHO’s fundamental transformation of America.  We know that another Progressive Republican à la Romney had no chance to beat BHO and we know it probably wouldn’t have made any difference if he did.

Now along comes The Donald facing off against a restoration of the Billary interlewd.  Is there any chance of turning this Titanic around or at least altering course before we hit the iceberg of insolvency and impotence?

At least with Billary we know where we will be headed, into the dustbin of History.  With Mr. Trump we are headed into uncharted waters.  Who knows what he will do?  I suspect even he doesn’t.  And as America’s greatest philosopher once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

BEST OF POLITICS Insider Reveals TRUTH Behind Obama’s Transgender Push… And It’s SCARY

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As a self-described “progressive” president, it has come to no surprise that Barack Obama has been pushing for more accommodations for those who identify as transgender.

While the recent commotion over transgender accommodations has focused mainly on public restrooms at businesses, Obama has apparently been pushing for the same accommodations for transgender kids at public schools.

In fact, the White House has been “aggressively engaged” in the fight to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they please at school, a top Obama appointee in the Department of Education reportedly told a group of LGBT activists, according to The Daily Caller.
DOE Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon made the assurance during her keynote address at an LGBT summit co-sponsored by the White House and Equality Michigan, a liberal activist group.

Officials from seven different federal agencies attended the event, according to the Equality Michigan website.

Equality Michigan has been pushing for Michigan schoolchildren to be able to choose their name, gender and bathroom, all without parental knowledge or input.
DOE Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon made the assurance during her keynote address at an LGBT summit co-sponsored by the White House and Equality Michigan, a liberal activist group.

Officials from seven different federal agencies attended the event, according to the Equality Michigan website.

Equality Michigan has been pushing for Michigan schoolchildren to be able to choose their name, gender and bathroom, all without parental knowledge or input.

Executive director Steph White reportedly emailed supporters after the event, calling it “a great catalyst that will propel our collective work forward.” The email included an excerpt from Lhamon’s remarks, which White called “refreshingly clear,” according to The Daily Caller.

Lhamon and the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights has ruled that schools will be in violation of Title IX if they do not allow transgender students to choose which bathroom and locker rooms they feel comfortable using.

Giving private, single-user bathrooms is not a sufficient accommodation, according to the DOE. Instead, schools must allow boys who think they’re girls to shower and change alongside actual girls.
A federal appeals court upheld this leftist interpretation last week, ordering a rural Virginia school to allow a biological female to begin showering and changing alongside male students. The district court had ruled in favor of the school’s interest in protecting students, but Judge Henry Floyd, an Obama appointee — of course — wrote the court opinion that overruled that decision.

But, that wasn’t the first time the administration has forced its agenda on the public. Last November, Lhamon ordered a school district in Illinois to allow a biological male to use the girls’ showers and locker rooms. The assistant secretary threatened to pull the district’s federal funding if it didn’t comply — so, of course, it eventually backed down and accepted the order.

Folks, this is even more scary than the bathroom at Target accommodating transgender customers. We are talking about school-aged children. We are talking about hormone-raging teenage boys and girls having access to our daughters and sons in the most private and vulnerable of places where parents are nowhere around.

Obama Claims to have taught Constitutional Law, but Here’s What He Really did at the University of Chicago

During a townhall meeting on guns, which I wrote about here, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah said, “I believe in the Second Amendment. It is there, written on the paper. It guarantees a right to bear arms. No matter how many times people try to twist my words around — I taught constitutional law, I know a little bit about this — I get it.” However, one writer has sought to clarify that Obama was not actually a professor, which means he never taught constitutional law.
Karin McQuillan writes at American Thinker:
Obama was never a professor; he was a lecturer. He did not have the qualifications to be a professor. Obama never published a single law paper. He was hired by the University of Chicago when they learned he had been given a book contract on race and law directly after graduating from Harvard. There was no book – just the contract, which he later reneged on. This is not the normal level of accomplishment for a University of Chicago professor or even lecturer.
Well, I suppose Obama’s deception and outright lies are par for the course. So, no one is surprised by them. In fact, many have questioned his mental stability as a result of his chronic lying. The irony is that he has used the mental health issue to go after people’s guns, especially our veterans.
So, if he didn’t actually teach constitutional law as he claims, then what did he do?
McQuillan continues:
Obama did not specialize in the Constitution. Obama cared about and taught only one subject: race. One course was about race in the Constitution. It is on this flimsy basis that he attempts to pawn himself off as a constitutional scholar.
As the New York Times explains, Obama the lecturer taught three subjects only: “race, rights and gender.”
His most traditional course was in the due process and equal protection areas of constitutional law. His voting rights class traced the evolution of election law, from the disenfranchisement of blacks to contemporary debates over districting and campaign finance. …His most original course, a historical and political seminar as much as a legal one, was on racism and law…
Well, that certainly explains what he has promoted, doesn’t it? Each and every one of those things that he lectured on was nothing more than the very things he has used to divide our country in order for his criminal administration to take advantage of the people and oppress them.
I’m thankful to Ms. McQuillan for pointing this out. It’s just another reason that Congress should be drawing up articles of impeachment, but because they are too cowardly to do it because they’ll be called racist, they are just as guilty of covering for the liar-in-chief and are no more trustworthy than he is.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2016/01/obama-claims-to-have-taught-constitutional-law-but-heres-what-he-really-did-at-the-university-of-chicago/#j1dGyUYTxDifvtid.99

Obama Won’t Hit Islamic State Tankers, Says Drivers Are “Civilians”

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Politicians should stay out of military strategy.
This has been confirmed, too. I first heard about this last night, Fox News Special Report. Get this. So here’s what happened. I didn’t have any backup for this. I’ve got TV on in the background, I’m doing other things, and during Special Report last night, there was a reason provided for why we have not hit any ISIS oil centers or transportation depos or trucks or any of that, and I was incredulous when I heard it. I said it’s gotta be true, it’s Obama, but a part of me couldn’t believe it. We have not hit any oil tanker trucks specifically for the last several years because the Obama administration had decides the drivers were civilians and therefore could not be killed.

You know, after the French attacks, last Friday, the French went in and had a big hit on Raqqa, which is the ISIS headquarters in Syria. And there was a question that was asked shortly after that. Why is Raqqa still standing? I mean, it’s been the ISIS headquarters for who knows how long. Why is it still there for the French to take out? And we find out that Obama never hit it and he hasn’t hit anything to do with the oil fields, the oil industry, oil wells and fields and areas that ISIS has commandeered, it’s the primary source of money, fuel, and fund their operations, and we haven’t hit it.

The usual explanation is one found in environmental concerns. “Well, we don’t want to hit those oil fields, my God, can you imagine the eruptions and the potential fires and the pollution and the economic or ecological damage? No, no, no, we can’t go out and hit the oil fields. No, no, no, no, no.” Well, it turns out none of that was the reason we left them alone. Despite the fact that these oil tankers are transporting oil that has been used to pay for ISIS’ murderous projects, we didn’t hit those trucks because the Regime said they’re more than likely driven by civilians.

And here’s the backup for it. It’s from the Washington Free Beacon: “US military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike.” This is according to congressman to Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Strikes against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage.”

It looks like it is more of the restrictive rules of engagement that has our hands tied in Afghanistan. “The policy is being blamed for allowing Islamic State militants to gain strength across Iraq and continue waging terrorist strikes throughout the region and beyond, according to Royce and former military leaders who spoke Wednesday about flaws in the US campaign to combat the Islamic State.” So we’re not even serious about this, folks. Remember the purpose of armies and the reason for war is to kill people and break things.

Kim Jung Un

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Kim Jung Un had NO military experience whatsoever before Daddy made him a four-star general.

This snot-nosed twerp had never accomplished anything in his life that would even come close to military leadership.

He hadn’t even so much as led a Cub Scout troop, coached a sports team, or commanded a military platoon.

So he is made the “Beloved Leader” Of North Korea.

Terrific!!!

Oh crap!
I’m sorry.

I just remembered that we did the same thing.

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We took an arrogant phony community organizer, who had never worn a uniform, and made him Commander-in-Chief.

A guy, who had never had a real job, worked on a budget, or led anything more than an ACORN demonstration, and we
made him “Beloved Leader” of the United States.

TWICE !!!

I’m sorry I brought this up … . Never mind.

WHAT A JOKE! The Real Scoop on Obama’s Trip to Look at Glaciers

55e74eda69e95.image_-300x180Did you see this rather ironic story on IsThatBaloney.com? Evidently, Mr. Obama is SOOO concerned about the environment that he had fly to Alaska and get his picture taken with the melting glaciers threatening our very existence. The irony is the ‘cost’ to the environment (not to mention, the taxpayers) for making such a monumental trip.

From IsThatBaloney.com:

1. Air Force One burns 5 gallons of fuel for every mile it travels.

2. It is roughly 4,000 air miles to Anchorage Alaska from Washington DC thus taking 20,000 gallons of expensive fuel to get there.

3. Jet fuel puts 21.1 pounds of carbon into the atmosphere for every gallon burned thus pumping out 422,000 pounds or 211 tons of CO2 to get to Alaska.

4. It costs $228,000 an hour to operate Air Force One.

5. It is roughly an 8.5 hour flight to Anchorage from DC thus costing $1,938,000 to get President Obama to Alaska.

6. Obama has to get back, so DOUBLE all those costs and impacts for a total of 40,000 gallons of fuel burned, 844,000 pounds or 422 tons of CO2 emitted costing $3,876,000, just to fly Air Force One, so Obama can look like he is doing something about climate change.

7. That does not include any military support planes, multiple gas guzzling limos, accommodations for some 50 secret service agents, local police and other resources. When you add all that in, President Obama probably costs the American taxpayers $10 million or more so he could have his picture taken.

It is beyond all rational thinking to grasp how folks are so easily swayed by the hype surrounding climate change – and the hypocritical ‘stance’ of most liberals. Obama is hypocrite number one. He could care less about the environment – the trip to Alaska actually proved that. His agenda is much greater, but these idiots are too stupid to recognize it.

This whole thing made me think of Ted Cruz’s response to some climate change activists the other day. Did you see the story on Right Scoop?

I’m going to post just Cruz’s bottom line – the point where he schools the activists on the reality of climate change. It’s BRILLIANT. Of course, Cruz isn’t going to get the attention that Obama gets jetting across the country in Air Force One to “save the planet.” Go to Right Scoop and watch the interaction, but here is Cruz’s response when asked if he believed in Climate change…

Cruz- “… Let’s step back for a second and look at this with some historical perspective. Thirty to forty years ago there were a group of political liberal and scientists who said we were facing global cooling. They said we were headed toward a global ice age and the solution to global cooling was increased was massive government control of the economy, the energy sector, and every aspect of our lives. Then the data disproved it. It was not in fact correct that we were seeing global cooling. So that was kind of a problem. Then many of these same political liberals, and many of these same scientists they then latched on to a new theory, it’s called global warming. And the new theory of global warming interestingly enough, the solution was the exact same as the solution had been for global cooling. It was massive government control of the economy, the energy sector, and every aspect of our lives. But then the problem became the data and evidence didn’t back up global warming. In particular if you look at the satellite data. Listen I am the son of two scientists and mathematicians. It is the essence of science to look to the evidence. In the last eighteen years there has been no meaningful recorded warming according to the satellite data. So all of a sudden all these political liberals, the evidence and data didn’t back them up. So then the theory changed to a third version, it’s just been in the last few years when the theory magically transformed into climate change. And climate change from the perspective of a political liberal who wants government power climate change is the perfect pseudo-scientific theory. Why is that? Because it can never be disproven. Whether it’s hotter or colder, whether is wetter or drier the climate is always changing. Now you asked a question, ‘do you believe in climate change?’. Of course! From the dawn of time the climate has been changing. Until the end of time the climate will change. And yet interestingly enough the political liberals, their solution to climate change is exactly the same as it was to global cooling and global warming. Massive government control of the economy, energy sector, and our lives. And when you start to see politicians who propose the exact same solution to every problem regardless of the facts or the data you start to think these are politicians who just want power over our lives. You know what I’m interested in? I’m interested in the single moms who are working here who are struggling to feed their families and are seeing their electric bills skyrocketing because these political liberals are driving up their electric bills, driving up their energy bills, making it harder and harder to provide for their kids. We need to follow the facts and data and not just give power to a bunch of out of touch elites in Washington over our lives.”

Honestly, I love Cruz! Our nation would benefit from having a man like him as President. As for our ‘acting’ President – well, there is nothing nice to say – and that’s putting it nicely.

Read more at http://minutemennews.com/2015/09/what-a-joke-the-scoop-on-obamas-trip-to-look-at-glaciers/

The Toothbrush Salesman

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The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on salesmanship.

Little Sally led off. “I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30” she said proudly. “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.”

“Very good”, said the teacher.

Little Debbie was next. “I sold magazines” she said. “I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events.”

“Very good, Debbie”, said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny’s turn. The teacher held her breath. Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk. “$2,467”, he said. “$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling?” “Toothbrushes”, said Little Johnny. “Toothbrushes”, echoed the teacher. “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”

“I found the busiest corner in town”, said Little Johnny. “I set up a Dip & Chip stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample.” They all said the same thing; “Hey, this tastes like dog poop!” I would say, “It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush?” “I used the President Obama method of giving you some crap, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it’s free and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth.”

Little Johnny got five stars for his assignment.
Bless his little heart.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to
restrain the people; it is an instrument for the
people to restrain the government-lest it come to
dominate our lives and interests”
Patrick Henry

Insight into How We Are Turning into Greece

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In order to turn a town, city, state, or nation into Greece, you just need obscure terminology and plausible deniability.

The New York Time’s Dealbook blog has a great recent post: “Bad Math and a Coming Public Pension Crisis.”

The thing to remember when you read the post is that someone could have reported this five years ago or ten years ago. It could have been an above-the-fold headline instead of a blog post. It could have been a series of stories.

But no one at the Times wants to do that. They work for the people who plunder us and hope to get out of the game before it collapses. A story like this shows that the cracks in the foundation are now too obvious to be ignored.

When Jim Palermo was serving as a trustee of the village of La Grange, Ill., he noticed something peculiar about the local police officers and firefighters. They were not going to live as long as might be expected, at least according to pension tables.

After Mr. Palermo dug into the numbers, he found that the actuary — the person who advises pension plan trustees about how much money to set aside — was using a mortality table from 1971 that showed La Grange’s roughly 100 police officers and firefighters were expected to die, on average, before reaching 75, compared with 79 under a more recent table.

That seems like obvious fraud with a plan to be out of the system before someone realized it was broken and was held responsible for fixing it. By using the wrong tables, the government was given a false justification for not setting aside as much money.

Assuming shorter life spans reduces annual contributions and frees up money for other things, like bigger current paychecks. And if the plan bases pensions on pay, as those in most American cities do, shortening the workers’ life spans on paper could lead to both fatter paychecks now and bigger pensions in the future. In La Grange’s case, those four years meant tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to each retiree.

Now actuaries are worried about getting blamed for the looming economic implosion that will soon set upon us. The odd thing is that these worried actuaries use language that seems to indicate they think members of their profession are being wrongly blamed and then flip to language that indicates they are guilty.

[See also, “Warren Buffet Is as Much a “Tapeworm” as the Pensions He Finally Talks About.”]

“Actuaries make a juicy target,” said Mary Pat Campbell, an actuary who responded to the board’s call for comments.

She expressed concern that elected officials were using actuaries to lend respectability to “questionable behavior” like funding pensions with borrowed money, picking risky investments and “enacting benefit improvements based on lowballed costs.”

Other commentators have focused on the opacity of actuaries’ calculations and reports to the boards of trustees that govern public pension plans.

Trustees need clear and honest projections and do not receive them, a former pension trustee from Kentucky, Christopher Tobe, wrote.

I don’t know if the trustees really wanted “clear and honest projections,” but it was obviously the actuaries job to provide them regardless.

Another commentator, Mark Glennon, told the board that actuaries were churning out reports that no one but other actuaries could understand, providing cover for elected officials who were letting problems spin out of control.

“Chicago represents the most glaring example,” wrote Mr. Glennon, the founder of an online news service, WirePoints, which covers the fiscal morass in Illinois. “An actuary could have looked only briefly at some of its pension reports from years ago and seen the calamity to come. Reporters, political leadership and most pension trustees could not. Those who could understand were able to remain silent.”

But reporters could have asked for assistance. They didn’t want to know.

Pensions are massively underfunded now all over the country.

Read more at http://politicaloutcast.com/2015/07/insight-into-how-we-are-turning-into-greece/#ttPMobYwlcQLId9u.99

Obama’s Private Armies (But Who Pays The Bill?)

by Franklin D. Leupp

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Now that the Republican Congress has obliterated the lines
between the two parties, it’s time to get on to more important
things. But are there any more items on the docket more
important than secure borders between the drug and human
smugglers south of the border and the ranchers and American
Citizens attempting to guard their property and families on this
side? Or the right of any individual to either buy health
insurance or decline it? Or the right to own weapons to protect
his property and family but denied the available bullets to line
up in the muzzles?

In the Gospel of John, he begins with “In the beginning was the
Word…” And it follows with stunning truth. According to the
Congressional “scriptures,” there seems to be no “truth” to even
the beginning. There will be no amnesty! No, Sir! We’ll not
approve a budget for Department of Homeland Security unless the
President’s executive overreach in amnesty for a million or so
illegal immigrants is addressed. That should have included an
“amen.” Instead, as with most of the other flimsy and empty
rhetoric coming from the RINO department, it’s just “Oh, we were
just kidding.” It’s not just the RINO’s, however, there’s a long
history of starting strong and ending at first base. Remember
Senator Joe Lieberman denouncing Bill Clinton in the worst
condemnation heard on the senate floor and then turning right
around and refusing to vote to impeach him? I guess we aren’t
supposed to remember history, are we?

In the upcoming weeks we will be hearing much concerning Obama’s
selection for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. You will be
hearing the same rhetoric over again. There will likely be many
who oppose her on authentic grounds of being another renegade as
dangerous as her predecessor – but in the end there will be
approval and lots of hugs and well-wishes. They could just spare
us the agony and expense of the hearings and issue all of Obama’s
leftwingers green stamps. Remember the hearings for Robert Bork
and how the Democrats deprived us of a genuinely qualified judge?
And how it went with Sotomayer and Kagan? The Dem’s in power
prevailed to a man and the Rep’s caved like quicksand. The
template for any future hope of dismantling Obamacare, saving our
Constitution and curtailing illegal immigration is looking more
like a pretzel as the days pass. The conservatives elected to
both houses in the last election need all the support they can
get – they continue to be outgunned by the spineless who care
more about their pomp and pride than representing their
constituents.

In the Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee hearing,
Senator Jeff Sessions excoriates Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA,
who is requesting a six percent increase in EPA’s budget, about
her ignorance of climate change figures (of which there is no
evidence) and could answer none of his questions. Senator
Sessions reminded her that the inflation rate is only two percent
and yet she is requesting six, three times that rate. She
countered that that was President Obama’s proposal. Of course,
that should have been quite evident from the start. The EPA is
Obama’s private weapon against all Americans, to regulate
everything in our lives including the air we breathe. No more
coal mines – never mind the millions of job losses; no more wood-
burning stoves – you folks out in the hinterland can burn cow
chips! Well, until that gets regulated, too. There was another
figure in history that comes to mind regarding a small man with
an immense chip: Attila the Hun.

The point of all this is that it is becoming increasingly
evident that Congress has sunk into irrelevance. Everything that
Obama and the Democrats have conjured up in the middle of the
night meets with passionate rhetoric and then appeasement. It
appears that even if the Republicans could muster a two thirds
majority to override a presidential veto, there would be more
than enough liberal Republicans jumping ship to invalidate the
concensus. We desperately need a conservative in the White
House … and a true, honest two party system.

Read more at http://patriotupdate.com/articles/obamas-private-armies-but-who-pays-the-bill/

JUST THE BEGINNING

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A reminder for those who forgot or for many that didn’t know for many that didn’t know
Here is what will happen on January 1, 2015 :
Top Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2.35%
Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%
Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%
Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%
Dividends tax went from 15% to 39.6%
Estate tax went from 0% to 55%
Remember this fact: These taxes were all passed only with democrat votes, no republicans voted for these taxes.
These taxes were all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.