Campaign promises or just a way to get elected

May 23, 2012

We all understand that politicians lie when trying to get re-elected to an office whether county, state or federal; they lie or embellish the truth.  Do these same individuals lie in their first campaigns into office or are they just assimilated into the process once elected?

In Nevada we have candidates knocking on doors, leaving hangers with hopes of discussing their stances with the voters.  They get tax rolls, demographics of voters whether Democrat, Republican, Independent and the likes.

Many candidates all of whom have been Democrats I have talked with over the past few weeks are knocking on my door to discuss the issues.  Not because they know me, or think I will love and embrace their platform but because they believe I am a registered Democrat.

Since my wife works in a union environment these candidates think I agree with all they stand for.  I don’t.  Several candidates have good intentions because in fact they love their country but fall short because of their belief that higher taxes will solve every thing.

Yesterday I was talking to Steven Parke, candidate for Assembly District 21.  He caught me as I was backing out of the driveway to head to Big G Auto where I get my vehicles worked on.

I put down my window as he approached my vehicle and handed his door knocker to me through the window.  I asked him what his top three priorities would be if elected and why.

Steven didn’t hesitant to discuss the first issue that needs to be address in the next Legislative session. Steven believes taxes have to go up, but not in the conventional way as most Democrats believe.  He does not want to raise taxes on all businesses just to increase revenue but on a certain industry that has power in this state.

He stated he would present legislation that would increase the taxes paid by the gold industry prevalent inNorthern Nevada. Suggesting “they pay their fair share” like so many other businesses do in the State.

That is a bold stance coming from a Democrat trying to win a seat inCarson Citywhen so much money comes from those unions to gain favor from candidates who should happen to get elected.

As a Democrat Steven stated he would not consider himself a right winger but some one who is more independent with his thoughts on how to rein in the problems this state faces. We discussed the problems being problems of Americans, not just those of Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, or other groups across the nation.

He agreed we need to work together to bring solutions to the cambers that will help every citizen and not just those of one party or another. This is refreshing to hear because this nation needs leaders that lead for the country and not their personal interests

Steven believed what he was saying would be good for the country. Some of it would if he could implement it. But as a freshman in the Assembly could he fulfill his campaign promises or fall prey to the leaders with years and years of tenor under their belts, time will tell if he happens to get elected.


Real Conservatives are for Ron Paul, not Mitt Romney

May 16, 2012

Real conservatives are cringing at the fact the establishment of the Republican Party have endorsed Mitt Romney as their guy. Looking at his record as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt wasn’t really that conservative. He passed RomneyCare which ObamaCare was tailored after.  He raised (taxes) fees equaling $730 million dollars his first year in office while running  his election campaign stating he would not raise taxes if elected.

As candidate for governor he stated he was Pro choice as women should be able to “preserve and protect” their right to choose. He also  stated “I will not create jobs that kill people” referring to PG&E company under attack for not cleaning up and creating a safe environment for the workers and citizens of the state.

Mitt did some good as the Governor by cutting the budget and spending to help reduce the billions of dollars in deficits he inherited from the prior administration.  This was done with a majority of Democratic leaders in the State Legislature, a feat that would seem impossible today.

With that said, real conservatives are for Ron Paul, not Mitt Romney.  So as the Republican Party Convention edges closer and closer to Tampa Ron Paul announced a new strategy a few days ago as he moves forward with his bid for the White House. With funding  difficult to capture the Paul campaign will quit spending on media advertising throughout the rest of the campaign. Instead they will attempt to secure enough delegates in each state to head to Tampa and vote for him if Romney does not receive the required votes for nomination on the first go around.

Just a few weeks ago, the Central Committee arm of the Republican Party informed the leaders of the Nevada GOP they will not be allowed at the convention in Florida if Paul supporters are the majority of delegates sent to Tampa.

The Republican base nationally are outraged and want Mitt as their man and went as far as to send a letter to state officials of the Republican Party to stop the infiltration of Paul delegates or not be invited to the convention. O f course the letter is non binding as what the Paul campaign is doing is well within their rights.

By stacking the delegates in Tampa the Paul  campaign wants an advantage no advertising expense can give you.  If Romney doesn’t win the nomination on the first count those delegates committed to Paul can then vote for him during the second count.


Ann Romney speaks out

April 25, 2012

Tonight Ann Romney talked with audience members in New Hampshire as the results of the primaries came in with her husband sweeping all five states. She spoke with a passion as if she and the audience were at a kitchen table or sitting on a couch in some ones living room.

With a smile from ear to ear, Ann began with “WOW” continuing with “it’s good to be back here” as the crowd roared at every word spoken.  She told the story why the Romney family set out just over a year ago talking about this campaign in their living room stating “and I was hesitant” knowing they went through a tough primary four years ago.

Mrs. Romney standing at the podium with the message across the front “A Better America Begins Tonight” she told the room full of supporters she was emphatic that would be the last Presidential Campaign they would be involved in. She spoke at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Manchester nervous at moments as her message was sent out.

With watery eyes Ann told the crowd she was reminded by her husband of 43 years that “I said that after every pregnancy”.  Ann continued “but I knew our country was in real trouble, I knew our country needed real leadership to turn these things around so I asked Mitt one simple question, can you fix it?  He said yes and that’s all I needed to know. I said, I said if you can fix it, we need to do this.”

As she introduced her husband Mitt Romney the crowd went wild with enthusiasm, cheering and clapping as he walked up to the microphone to thank all those who help win these primaries. As he spoke he half heartedly smiled as is his pattern thanking not only those who voted but he went on “and tonight I can also say, thank you America, because after 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and more than a few long nights I can say with confidence and gratitude that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility and together we are going to win on November 6th.”

Mitt talked about the weak leadership in this nation. He talked about the “mom and dad” on food stamps for the first time in their lives. He talked about business owners who had to cut back in order to keep their doors open.  His message to America is this “hold on a little longer, a better America begins tonight”.

Above the crowds yells and screams “go Mitt go”, he continued “the last few years have been the best that Barack Obama could do, but it is not the best America can do. Tonight is the beginning of the end of the disappointments of the Obama years and it’s the start of the new and better chapter we will write together.”

Many citizens may not agree Mitt can fix this country, however after three years of the promises from Obama many individuals are worst off today then they were when he took office.  Under the Obama administration our debt has risen, our unemployment has risen, our foreclosure rate has risen and our chances to advance at our workplace has diminished.

The issues we face today are far greater than the ones from four years ago.The message from the Republican establishment is simple, Mitt is the man.  From others outside the beltway the message from conservatives is, vote for anyone but Obama.  Will Americans rally behind Mitt or will they remain split and campaign for the candidate they believe in such as Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul?”

This election is about freedom and a less intrusive government. This election is about doing what is right for the country once again. Can Mitt fix it, if elected we hope so.


State of the Union Speech 2012

January 25, 2012

This year the speech started with a huge round of applause from both sides of the aisle as Representative Giffords name was called out. The applause lasted for several minutes as members showed admiration for her strength and courage as she fights back from a near fatal shooting at one of her campaign rallies last year.

The President started with a soft “Thank you” as he received several minutes of recognition clapping and cheering his arrival. Speaker Boehner introduced the President as all others have in the past.  He stated last month he greeted many soldiers as they returned from war zones across the ocean signifying the end of the wars.

“For the first time in 9 years there are no American’s fighting in Iraq.” He continued stating the achievements of our military personal and extended a thought “Imagine what we could accomplish if we” worked like them.  He discussed how hard work pays off in any economy.  He talked about his relatives who were part of the America success story during the greatest days of this nation.

He discussed how everyone needs to get a shot and a fair shake and plays by the same set of rules. “What’s at stake are not Democrat values, Republican values, but American values.”  Hard working Americans struggled as the top members of organizations prospered with huge bonuses and payroll. “It was wrong” our President stated.

“In the last twenty-two months businesses have created more than 3 million jobs.” American manufacturers are hiring once again and his administration has placed in effect new rules so the greed of those CEO’s will never bring about another economic crisis again. He goes on to lay out a blue print for the future of America.

It beings with “American Manufacturing” and having the strength to set standards to help those businesses that were nearly bankrupt just a few years ago. “We bet on American Workers” and now the industry is back  because of the policies he initiated. A few weeks ago the President stated the CEO of Masterlock told him it makes sense to bring jobs back home now and they are at full capacity for the first time since 2005.

The President segued into the tax codes and policies for companies that outsource jobs. He also mentioned no company should have less of a tax burden for relocating out of the country. Business need to be rewarded for remaining here in the United States and those who leave must pay higher taxes.

Competitors must play by the rules and his administration has helped stop China and other nations from cheating the system. Tonight the President announced his plan to bring on a new agency that will monitor foreign countries and the products they ship into our country.  This ” Trade Enforcement Unit”  will inspect for counterfeit products being imported to level the playing field.

President Obama talked about our Education system and how we as a Nation must increase resources to keep the best teachers on the job and teach to learn not to test. He went on to say we need to get rid of those instructors who are not fit to teach the students. The President went on to insist every state keep students in school through graduation or until 18 without the ability to dropout.

Student aid was addressed next by insisting higher education do their part to keep costs down. Higher is an “economic imperative” that every American deserves to have.  “I believe as strongly as ever we need to take on illegal immigration”.  “We need comprehensive immigration reform right now.”   At this point he received a huge round of applause as he continued to address this issue.

“Women should earn equal pay for equal work” in our economy. Every individual should be supported for innovation and inventiveness. He now wants to tear down regulations that create problems for entrepreneurs. The President wants a bill on his desk so he can sign it.  American made energy is where our future is and according to the President we need to open more land to increase production and develop “Every available source of energy” with government help where needed.

Clean energy is the energy of the future. The President will not stop working towards this sector of energy regardless of the feelings of America.  He wants to give incentives to businesses to stop wasteful use of energy and subsidies for building the clean energy future.

Next, with the money we no longer a spending on war he wants to take half and pay down our debt and the other half to rebuild the infrastructure of our country.  This will create jobs for all Americans.

With the housing crisis the President wants to offer lower interest loans to homeowners in need. No more irresponsible behavior, rules will be enacted to prevent the problems elevated in the mortgage industry that created this crisis. He wants to take away incentives that make the playing field advantageous for one member of society and not another.

Anti-fraud laws will be adhered to and he wants new and sweeping legislation passed holding business entities accountable for fraudulent activity against society.  No longer should predatory lending practices be condoned.

Our tax policies need reform so millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes. 25% of millionaires pay less taxes than a million middle class members of this society. Those struggling in this economy do not need increases, they need relief.  Those fortunate enough to make millions should pay their fair share, that is all the President is asking. With this tax policy we can reduce our deficit according to President Obama.

Finally the President stated none of these issues can be worked on unless both parties work together to do what is good for the people and not just those in Congress or any other Federal employee.  The government needs to be reduced in size and the President wants freedom from Congress to enact these sweeping reforms without having Congress meddling.

“America is back” is the message from leaders from all around the world. As President, Obama intends to continue to work with all nations helping to secure our country and those of our allies.  Our armed Force Members are to be taken care of better than they had been in the past. As President funding for military has increased each year and will continue to do so as those members serve our Nation.

This was a much different State of the Union speech than any of his previous ones.  The President offered solutions, addressing the problems facing America today.  This was a Clinton moment as he moved away from his far left visions for this nation and came to the middle.

Many of the problems we have are because Congress is broken and both parties continually vote on issues good for their personal agenda or that of campaign contributors.  The United States can succeed with citizens working together with their representatives to pass legislation that is good for the Nation. This was one of the Presidents better speeches due to the fact he finally stopped placing blame on everyone but him for the State of the Union.

What he failed to mention was the trillions of dollars spent that we don’t have. What he failed to mention was the fact Congress and Harry Reid have not passed a budget in 1000 days which is required by law.  What he failed to mention was how we were going to pay for all these new and exciting programs to help lead us down this path of productivity.


Global Challenges Ahead

November 23, 2011

Tonight the Republican Candidates for President of the United States of America took to the stage for the eleventh time since the start of the campaign season.  “Live from Constitution Hall” in Washington D.C., Wolfe Blitzer began the telecast as moderator for this debate to discuss Foreign Policy sponsored by CNN, The Heritage Foundation and The American Enterprise Institute.

The questions came from all sponsors and individuals across the nation using social media outlets.  Each candidate had the opportunity to discuss each question as they deemed fit. No quick 15 second or 30 second responses but well thought out detailed information people could digest.

The questions dealt with the economy, foreign policy towards Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan,Pakistan and Israel.  Each candidate answered fully and with great detail outlining their plan if they were the President of the United States.  All candidates refrained from knock  out punches to fellow candidates and directed the punches toward the President himself.

They all agreed Obama lacks the leadership skills needed and has demonstrated his inability to continue as our Commander and Chief.  The Super Committee failed because the President left it up to Congress to come  up with the cuts. Rick Perry stated as President he would have been working day and night with Congress to pass the cuts so they wouldn’t need the Super Committee which turned out to be a “Super failure.”

Newt again commanded grand applause as he discussed the real issues that were not being addressed and that is our Foreign Policy should be about protecting the sovereignty of our land and not some political action that can’t be won.  We need to have a policy that the countries will understand. They need to know we mean business when we address the terrorists problems infiltrating borders all across the world.

Ron Paul still continues to emphasize the liberties we have should not be eroded because we think someone may be a terrorist.  He believes the “Patriot Act” is one such law that needs to be removed because it tramples on our rights as Americans.  Congressmen Paul remains the Candidate that is a true believer in our Constitution and will remain the voice of freedom for all Americans.

Illegal immigration was a hot topic once again.  The former speaker of the House believes those who go to church, have an education and have been here for many years can not be thrown out of this nation which is a form of amnesty.  He was asked about his backing of amnesty reform bill under Reagan  to which he responded that the law was passed with the precondition that the borders would be secure and the country would have the ability to remove those illegal immigrants from that point on.

All candidates received air time to discuss their views. Rick, Mitt, and Newt seemed to gain the most time as Ron, Herman, Rick, Jon and Michele had to interrupt every so often to have their voices heard more than every 15 minutes.  Wolfe attempted to have all candidates respond to the questions but candidates demanded more time to respond to allegations presented against them by fellow candidates.

All candidates performed well with no major gaffs or stumbles.  Jon Huntsman did well with his foreign policy knowledge. Romney again did well showing he had a grasp on foreign policy.   There was no clear winner in this debate as all candidates  as they all did well because they all had the opportunity to talk about issues in depth.    If the polls change tomorrow there will be just a few points one way or another with no significant rise for any of the candidates.

Click here to view the debate in its entirety once available on-line.


Congressmen Heck wants money

November 21, 2011

Today I read an invitation from Congressmen Joe Heck explaining how we need to support his campaign for re-election.  In it he stated “We need more Republicans in Washington“.

Our  District 3 Representative is concerned with how “Washington operates” since he was elected to office last year as Democrats continue to spend our tax dollars with little regard where it is going and how it is being spent.

Toward the last paragraph of the campaign letter he emphasized a career politician will run against him in the upcoming election with a “History of raising taxes, increasing regulations and growing government” which makes the choice clear why we must vote for Joe Heck.

As I read I had to look back just a few short months ago on the vote to raise the debt ceiling on more time or our country will default on its debts. Our Congressmen Joe Heck voted for it, stating to his constituents  in a RJ interview,  “The fact we have dollar-for-dollar spending cuts associated with the debt limit increase, no new taxes and real accountability measures were the three things I wanted to see, and those three things are there,”

This appears to be more of the same, campaign against raising taxes, doing what is right for the country and then caving in to an increase in our debt ceiling with nothing but empty promises as we have seen in all debt ceiling increased negotiations.

Joe, if you want to win re-election how about telling those Nevadans in your District you will reduce spending in Washington and then offer a solution to how you plan to accomplish that task.  The debt ceiling is not the issue, the spending is.


Taxpayers on Hook For 535 Million

November 18, 2011

Today Steven Chu, Energy Secretary entered the Rayburn Office building inWashingtonD.C.to testify at the Energy and Commerce Sub Committee on Oversight and Investigation.

Chairman, Representative Cliff Stearns (R) Florida opened the hearing concerning the 535 million dollar loan guarantee to the now defunct Solyndra Company. “It is readily apparent that senior officials in the administration put politics before the stewardship of taxpayer’s dollars”.

The investigation has been active for 9 months with many questions surfacing on why the Department of Energy would guarantee this loan at the end of the Bush administration would not make the loan guarantee stating DOE had too many issues with the cash flow of the company and the liquidity remained unresolved.  They ended discussions with Solyndra.

Later in the month President Obama was inaugurated and Steven Chu was put in charge of the DOE.  Secretary Chu pushed the loan though quickly and pressed for action on this company.  Solyndra was labeled “A Litmus test” to fund Green projects.

The Office of Budget Management could not score the company correctly and 6 months after receiving the 535 million dollars Solyndra was struggling and one year later they started to default on the terms of the loan.

At that point Secretary Chu made several waivers and “Last minute offers” subordinating the loans to private investors according to Rep. Stearns and now we have huge problems with a few of the loans Secretary Chu pushed through. Several have blown up and now have filed for bankruptcy. The President and colleagues have never addressed these loans and have made statements such as this one, “Hey, sometimes these things just don’t work out”.

Secretary Chu testimony was given under oath as is any testimony in front of Congressional Committees under Title 18, Section 1001 under United States Code.  The Secretary was asked if he would require Consul and he rejected before being sworn in.

Secretary Chu opened with a five minute statement addressing the clean energy sector and the race to bring the industry to America. There are hundreds of billions of dollars spent on Clean Energy around the world.  “Over 50 countries offer some kind of public financing” for the industryChuexpressed.

Through the loan programs there are over 38 companies working on reducing our countries dependence on fossil fuels.  These companies need the funding from the government to achieve their goals as private sector funds are not available currently to loan all these start-up industry.

Solyndra had invested nearly a billion dollars of private funds to the business before applying for the half a billion dollar loan through DOE.  The Secretary looked at all information available and felt he was doing what was right and good for the taxpayers of this nation. “As Secretary of Energy the finally decisions on Solyndra were mine” Secretary Chu emphatically went on, “I did not make any decision based on political considerations”.  His decision to loan the money to Solyndra was based on information provided to him from experience professions.

MIT name Solyndra as one of the top 50 innovative companies of the times.  The market deteriorated and caused a decline in the market causing the monetary loss in the Clean Energy industry.  The problems may not have happened had the economy not faulted.

During the hearing Secretary Chu was asked if he knew that subordinating the loan was illegal and could not occur.   He informed the committee the General Consul informed him he could subordinate the loan and decided to do that with hopes Solyndra would come out of the financial problems within the company.

This hearing went on for over two hours with both sides asking tough questions to get to the bottom of why this company was given the loan when so much information was out there showing the financial difficulties the company was having.

Rep. Waxman and Rep. DeGette both addressed the Clean Energy race and continually emphasized who important it was we get off the fossil fuels to move toward the clean energy businesses and the Republicans are misrepresenting the problems in this case. Waxman “It’s pretty obvious what’s going on in this hearing room” as he asked the Secretary if the loans were made for political favors to a campaign donor, which Chu denied. Mr. Waxman stated the Republicans and big oil are creating a scandal plain and simple.

Ultimately when asked by Representative John Sullivan (R) Oklahoma if he would guarantee this loan today knowing what he knows now he stated “Certainly knowing what I know now we’d say no”.

Now taxpayers are on the hook for more waste as this loan was pushed through knowing there were huge risks within the company.  Secretary Chu revealed he pushed many loans through quickly knowing the Clean Energy industry was up and coming with many issues unanswered.


Alan Simpson Laid It On The Line

November 4, 2011

Today former Republican Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson laid it on the line as he answers questions on Fox News “Happening Now” program.  During his telephone interview Alan emphasized the importance of getting our national debt under control.

As he spoke to the Super Committee put in charge of reining in the out of control spending Alan stated with total conviction, “We don’t need charts when we go out, we don’t use power points, we just say if you spend more than you earn you lose your butt.” As the committee members hash out the details to cut 1.2 trillion dollars from the deficit Alan is wary they will accomplish the goals ahead of them.

With our National Debt close to 15 trillion dollars and a Congress that continues to borrow more than revenues received Alan had this to say to them, “If you spend a buck and borrow 42 cents of it, you’ve got to be stupid!”  The time has come for partisan politics to stop and start working for the good of the nation and it’s citizens before the country goes bankrupt.

The Senator believes Congress needs to remove the obstacles that hinder the progress of passing legislation that will elevate the economic drain on our nation.  The lobbyists and special interests groups dictate to our elected officials what they expect or the campaign contributions will dry up. His words of wisdom to Congress is to make the tough choices and do what is right for America.

This situation we are experiencing today  is at the critical point for our nation. Mr. Simpson goes on to say “This is it, if we don’t do something the markets are gonna respond, the tipping point will come, interest will go up, inflation will go up and guess who gets hurt the worse, the little guy.”

The time has come for our elected officials to start listening to the voice of the people to do what is right for this nation.  As concerned citizens we expect to hear the truth and have our elected officials offer us solutions to the problem instead of continually telling us the problem and never putting solutions on the table.

It is refreshing to hear any politician speaking boldly and bluntly about the direction our country is heading and where we will be if we fail to address these problems head on.  Mr. Simpson many of us who have heard you agree with your assessment of the situation.


Presidential Debate Live from Las Vegas

October 19, 2011

  Tonight we were witness to another Republican Presidential debate live from the Venetian in Las Vegas Nevada. The candidates took center stage as Anderson Cooper moderated the proceedings. On stage we saw Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain,Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rich Santorum, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Missing from the debate was Jon Huntsman and Gary Johnson, both were given the opportunity to appear with the rest of the field but opted not to show.

The debate was fisty and furious as candidates sparred about illegal immigration, defense spending, the budget, the border fence and jobs or lack there of.  Mr. Perry and Mr. Romney, Mr. Santorum vs Mr. Paul and Mr. Romney, Mr. Perry, Mr. Paul, Ms. Bachmann and Mr. Santorum against Mr. Cain. During this debate there appeared to be more personal attacks on the candidate on their records which did not sit well with the audience.

When asked about the nuclear waste issue Ron Paul got an arousing ovation when he stated why should 49 states tell one state who will take nuclear waste. “It is not right” he went on. Get politicians out of this and allow states to decide. the government shouldn’t be in the business of subsidizing industries and it is time they get out. The states need to compete for business and markets not the Federal Government. Many of the other candidates had to agree with him as that appeared to be the correct answer.

Anderson asked Perry if the 9-9-9 would cost taxpayers more and he went after Herman pretty strongly. Mr. Cains 9-9-9 program is not a value added tax though Rick Perry believes it is and attacked Herman as Rick stated ” I’ll bump plans with you Brother”  New Hampshire and Nevada are hurting and with a new tax of 9% increases on homes, on Social Security and more, Perry stated “I don’t think so Herman, it’s not gonna fly!”

Mr. Cain responded by explaining how the plan will not increase taxes and he used the example of a loaf of bread having 5 separate taxes on it now and the 9% will take out those 5 taxes and will be replaced by the new 9% tax. As he responded Anderson told him his time was up and stated he would have another 30 seconds to which Herman asked “Tonight” which got a laugh from Bachmann and the audience.

Ron Paul stated it was a regressive tax and would increase taxes on everyone. Mr. Paul focused on the audience members original question asking what would you replace the income tax with and his response was ” I say Nothing”. He continued informing the audience members spending is a tax and he has a program that would cut one trillion dollars out of the budget the first year he is in office.

Herman Cain got his additional 30 seconds at this point only minutes later with this statement ” Once again unfortunately none of my distinguished colleagues who have attacked me up here tonight understand the plan.” His plan replaces the hidden taxes on products with the 9% tax he has proposed. The tax will be a federal level tax not the state tax, apples and oranges.

Later on in the debate Anderson asked Cain who should be the nominee Rick Perry or Mitt Romney to which he replied “I should be the Nominee.” He explained why in several short statements.

Newt Gingrich once again demonstrated his depth of knowledge dealing with the issues that concerned the audience. His responses we clear, concise and on point without swaying from the topic until after the statements were completed. “Maximizing bicker is probably not the road to the White House.” He would challenge President Obama to 3 hour debates with only a time clock to debate the issues.

Michele Bachmann chimed in occasionally as the gentlemen commanded the most time throughout the debate. She mentioned the President is the one who has a problem with immigration as his Aunt and Uncle are here illegally and he ignores it. She wants to build a double walled fence with security all across the border. 113 billion dollars to pay for all illegal immigrants and we need to stop that. Build the fence, enforce English as the official language and work for the people to stop spending money that we don’t have.

Anchor babies are a problem as Michele told how illegals come into this country just to have their children because of the 14th amendment. We have to address this issue and solve the problem of illegals using the amendment to have access to those magnets available to them.

Mitt stated ” Everyone loves legal immigrants”. According to Mitt there are 4.5 million foreigners who want to come into this country legally but cannot because of our immigration problem.  Mr. Romney’s messages was to turn off the magnets that entice them into this country illegally. With the free housing, the employers who are willing to hire illegals to which Rick Perry jumped at the chance to attack once more.   He accused Romney of hiring illegals for two years while knowing they were illegal. The audience on several occasions booed Perry as he continued to press the issues signifying they have had enough of the bickering and wanted to hear solutions especially when he stated “You failed as Governor.”  Perry didn’t help his campaign tonight with his combatant attitude.

Herman Cain received a huge round of applause when he restated his stance with his statement concerning the protesters on Wall Street a few weeks ago.  Anderson ask if he stood by his remarks “If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself.” Herman explained the problem wasn’t Wall Street it was the government who gave them the money when they shouldn’t have. Ron Paul agreed stating those involve with the crash never went to jail after all the committee hearings to seek answers to why the problems happened.

If you watch the debate you will find the audience was there with hopes the candidates would offer solutions to the problems persistent in this country. The received some of what they wanted however the constant bickering had many individuals rolling their eyes in disbelief on what they were hearing. If the candidates want to be the Republican nominee they are going to have to present solutions and not personal attacks on those on stage with them.


Why Are They Demonstrating on Wall Street?

October 12, 2011

For the past three weeks demonstrators have taken signs, cameras and blow horns to march on Wall Street and other venues across the nation.   As we watch the evening news reports or read articles from the major news sources it appears as though there is no real structure to this demonstration.  So, Why are they demonstrating on Wall Street?

At first glance those in the crowd with their signs are saying Wall Street caused all this unemployment, caused the housing market to crumble and caused families all across the nation to loss their lives savings.  Wall Street executives are really bad people because common everyday American’s are suffering.  So they march with signs from SEIU, WE THE PEOPLE, Change the World and a host of thousands more to express their discontent with the greed that crushed America.

We believe there is a reason to march on Wall Street however our spin is not that of those stomping the ground in front of Bank of America or any place else.  We at Patriot Express Radio believe in the capitalist society that creates jobs through innovation, hard work and a vision for the future. Anyone can succeed in America if they do not become overburdened with taxes, regulations or bureaucracies that insist you can not accomplish what it is you set out to do.

Here is the real problem as we see it.  Let’s travel back in time to a place that was so much simpler, back in time before cell phones, Apple and Microsoft.  Back to the 60’s when  the boss or President of an organization got up every morning and headed to work to make an honest living for his/her family.  Those individuals may have been owners or the company or they could have been hired to run the company but they were there to produce results that earned everyone money at the end of the day, week, year and if the times were really good everyone in the organization would receive a bonus around Christmas time. Do you remember those days?

During the 1960’s the average salary for working class American’s was $8,363.42 calculated with figures from the BLS. Those who were able to obtain the title of CEO or President of  large companies in 1965 made a staggering 24 times the average salary of the lowest paid employee according to a report by Lawrence Mishel for the Economic Policy Institute dated June 21, 2006.

Throughout the past 50 years we have seen the disparity grow as CEO’s pay increased 100,200, 300, 400 and more times what the lowest paid employee made while those employed wages only increased  2-7% over the same period or time. If you get your calculator out input your current yearly wage multiplied by 250 (the happy medium to CEO’s 400X plus increase) what would you be making?  We understand the CEO or President  of any business negotiate their benefit package according to their wants and desires.  If those in charge of hiring offer or except the package so be it, capitalism working as it should.  However when those salaries impact the decision-making and the wages of those bottom tier employee’s the repercussions are sever.  This is what the protesters should be asking or demonstration, the disparity of  abilities to pay for product.

When you walk down the aisles of a grocery store to spend some of those hard earned dollars you worked for last week you have to price shop to get more bang for your buck as times are hard with a full fledged depression looming only months away. Pick up a box of Cheerios which cost $4.56 today or a 22 ounce box. Personally I cringe every time I go to the grocery store when I look at the prices. Of that $4.56 how much of that expense we pay goes to Kendall J. Powell’s benefits of over 12 million,  Roderick Palmore’s 3.1 million salary or the other top executives making 700 thousand or more?

Last year the total sales of all General Mills products amounted to 3.6 billion dollars with cost of goods being 2.25 billion, leaving a gross profit of 1.4 billion dollars. Remove the cost of administrative salaries, selling and general expenses of 809.6 million and there remains a profit for share holders after taxes, interest, repairs and other expenses of 332.5 million dollars. Of that 809.6 million the top officials of General Mills earn less than 10% of that total.

According to Doug Polarski, CEO of Sawyer TMS, “Board of Directors are interested in CEO’s with credibility which gives their companies a greater profile when dealing with banks, securities and other Boards during the course of business.  The main focus of the Board of Directors are to offer a benefit package to candidates they can not turn down to get them out of the market as CEO’s worth their package are in limited supply.

Some advice to those out there on the streets upset with their wages, work toward a goal whether a start-up company or an existing one to learn enough about the business and get yourself a benefit package you will be happy with because in America anything is possible.