Statement from the Candidate
In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Making Things Worse, So Government Can Take Control
Gunwalker (also called fast-and-furious) is an Obama effort to use the Nazi example of burning the Reichstag and blaming it on their opponents. This event was the Obama administration allowing, and even encouraging, legal gun sellers in the United States to knowingly sell guns to criminals, often Mexican drug dealers, knowing that the criminals would eventually be caught with these weapons that had originated in the United States, and then they could blame all of us who believe in the 2nd Amendment for the rise in crime caused by these guns, and a propaganda campaign, or just an executive order, which Obama seems to like best, would be put in place to ban all such weapons in order to keep them out of the hands of criminals. The problem is that an American border agent was killed by a gun which was in the company of these tracked weapons, and now the Obama administration knows nothing about this matter. The Big House awaits someone in the White House.
In the mid 1980s the government looked into the future and saw that a gigantic number of retirements 20 to 30 years down the road would happen as Xers and Boomers began to retire and dip into social security money, so they raised the FICA tax 100% in order to have enough money in the social security trust fund to cover these retirees. The problem is that there never was a trust fund with anything in it except IOUs because all FICA money went directly into general funds, not the specific trust fund it was intended for, and the government spent all the money. And although it was a good idea to increase the FICA tax to cover the enormous number of people retiring in the 2010s and the 2020s, that money, too, went into the general fund and was spent. And in case you don't believe they blew the money on wasteful things, just consider the problem we are facing today: we have no money but yet we have gigantic unfunded obligations running into the trillions of dollars, and we have trust funds with no real money in them. The fact that the government wasted these trillions of dollars now means that the taxes of those of us who trusted the government, even though we knew they were lying to us, will have to be raised significantly, so the government can go on spending.
In 2010 when the Democrats had control of the executive and legislative branches, they were so far in debt and so buried under unfunded obligations that they did not even generate a budget for 2011. Remember the series of continuing resolutions congress fought over recently? The CRs were the result of the Democrats' refusal to abide by the constitution and create a budget for the following year (2011). The reason they refused to create the required budget is that they didn't want to tell the world the extent of the spending/debt problem they had created. Now the Republicans are doing their obligated duty and trying to be responsible and eliminate some of the waste left by Obama's pals, and the Democrats are crying foul and insisting that the evil Republicans are trying to take money from the poorest and oldest Americans, and even from illegal aliens, with their "draconian" and spartan budget for 2012. The Democrats are lying to us once again. The problem was created by them, and the responsible people trying to clean up their mess are being blamed.
Trillions of dollars have been spent as part of Obama's stimulus and TARP outlays, ostensibly to spur the economy back to life, but actually the money went mainly to leftists and unions as a reward for voting for Obama, and now that there has been no improvement in the economy the libs claim that more billions are needed to turn Obama's economy around. We are being ruled by filth.
With the rise of the Tea Partiers we repeatedly heard predictions of right-wing violence and that the guns of all these right-wingers would be used for their violent ends, but so far there has been not one incident of Tea Partiers causing trouble, while there have been several incidents of leftists being violent, some of which were the shooting of the Congresswoman in Tuscon, the raging violence in Madison when the governor kept his promise and tried to cut out-of-control spending, and the beating of a black vendor by union thugs at a Republican rally in St Louis.
The Department of Education has been taken over by unionists and leftists and have established such a touchy-feely and politically correct learning environment that our children are falling behind the rest of the world in most areas of education. The Liberals' solution: spend more money on more wasteful programs, but don't concentrate on real education. The only way our children will get back on a real learning track is when the Department of Education is abolished and the money spent on this liberal icon is left in parents' hands to spend on their own children's education at the local level.
Under the Clinton administration schemes were put in place that have lead directly to the housing bubble that has caused the depression we're enduring today. The scheme called for government, Fannie Mae, regulators and loan companies to work together (can you say collusion?) to assure that people who could not afford a home of their own would indeed be given a loan that they could not pay for, and achieve the American Dream as Clinton put it. Well, they couldn't afford the loans and defaulted at such a rate that financial companies crashed and our economy took a nose dive it hasn't recovered from yet. Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and their pals in Fannie and Freddie are directly responsible for this national disaster, but who do they blame? The "selfish" lenders (who were forced by the federal government to make the shaky loans) and George Bush. And now those of us who have always paid our bills will have to be taxed even more to pay for the improper loans given to those who could not afford them and would not have been given such loans if responsible thinking had been used. As usual, the poorest among were hurt the most by liberal actions, and the Democrats are planning still more waste and destruction as they campaign against the responsible spending and budget policies of Paul Ryan and the Republicans.
We are all being lied to, lied about and are being manipulated and destroyed by our own government. Can we survive it? Will we permit it to continue?