NFIP in the Red

March 12, 2011

National Flood Insurance Program is in trouble according to hearings on the Hill today.  They have 18 billion dollar debt with taxpayers on the hook for approximately 5 million homeowners who have this federal flood insurance.

Experts stated the rates must increase so private insurance companies will offer flood insurance so the government won’t have so many policies. Here is another example of government involvement putting  taxpayers on the hook for billions just like the postal service.


Really, Stop The Insanity

March 3, 2011

Blog reprinted from Terry Suominen’s wordpress blog.

Once again the U.S. District Court Judge from Florida is in the news.  January 31, 2011 he filed his 78 page opinion stating the health care reform bill was unconstitutional.  It appears as if the Department of Justice didn’t understand the opinion handed down so filed a motion to clarify.  So Judge Vinson stated once again the health care reform bill is UNCONSTITUTIONAL in its entirety.

Just a few days ago President Obama and Eric Holden stated they would no longer pursue cases concerning marriages outside that of a man and a woman. The reason, they felt the law was unconstitutional without a court offering an opinion to support their assessment. Really, stop the insanity now.

The political system in our country has taken the common man out of the equation because of their disdain for those in office.  We talked with many individuals over the past year that stated they don’t vote because their vote doesn’t count any more.  The politicians do what they want when they want regardless of the constitutionality of the laws or regulations they pass or attempt to pass are statements heard across the nation.

As a citizen of these United States your vote does count and you need to understand when elected officials are held accountable for their actions they will do the right thing for their constituents a majority of the time. Of course there are some who will not listen to those who elected them but with your vote you can replace them.

So let’s stop the insanity in our political arena and let those elected to serve us do what is right for the people, for the states, and for the country or replace them with your voice and your vote. We can take control of our political system if we stay vigilant.


Egypt On The Brink

February 10, 2011

With everything happening in Egypt these days politicians around the world are watching with great anticipation.  President Mubarak  unwillingness to give up power has spewed the violence in the streets and the world waits.

Today the Vice President took over operations according to news sources minutes ago.  The question here isn’t who is in control now, the question is who will be in control tomorrow?

There will be a revolution in Egypt I am sure. The military will play a key role in the outcome.  Will the military stand for the citizens pushing for reform or will they support the Muslim Brotherhood? That is the question no one knows at this juncture.

If the military defends Egypt and it’s citizens the revolt will be quick with few casualties. They will inform the President and Vice President their goals and then have both removed from office with little resistance hopefully.

If the military defends Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood the revolution will be deep and costly for the country.  Those who are opposed to that direction will not sit by idly and watch their Nation revert back to a dictatorship type of government.

Only when we know where the military stands can we know the direction Egypt will travel down.  WE can only hope and pray the military will back those rallying for peace and democracy. Time will be the telling factor here.


Salvation Army Working For US.

December 25, 2010

Last week I read an article about the non-profits working to feed and cloth Americans who are struggling. The article reviewed the administrative costs associated with each organization to clarify just how much is being spent on those in need and those working for the non-profits.

I had an opportunity to speak with a professional grant writer over the weekend and found that many organizations working to help others can do wonders with high administrative costs.  Take the American Red Cross, they raise over 3.3 billion dollars a year in funds.  They may have to pay more up front in costs to generate that type of income from donations however they have more money to distribute than they would have if they didn’t participate in fundraisers.

The Salvation Army is another organization working with a large pool of donations.  With over 9 thousand centers that help nearly 27 million individuals the charity is quite different then the Red Cross because it is considered a church.  Founded in 1865 in the slums of London to help those in the Christian community by a preacher named William Booth.  The Salvation Army continues to help in several areas that are of concern to Christian values.  They also generate over 3 billion in donations each year with approximately 75% of the funding going to the charitable causes.

Whereas a small locate non-profit may have a smaller administrative percentage because they have one office and usually no paid staff.  They do not generate billions in funding, yet they do impact the local community with their support.

My advice to others when looking to give to a  non-profit is to find one that represents the issues that are near and dear to yours. Find out how much they raise in donations and then how much is spent on salaries in their administration.  If  they only generate  a few hundred thousand dollars and have 30 or 40 percent going to administrative costs possibly you may want to look elsewhere.

 

Enjoy your holidays and we will be back after the New Year with our blogs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Terry Suominen

Patriot Express Radio

 


This Day We Will Remember

November 2, 2010

Okay we talked about this day for the past year now and it is finally upon us, the mid-term elections.   With these elections all across the country we will either make history or be history. This day we will remember as we remember our nations past struggles.

Today I was engaged in a discussion about the condition of our nation. The individual stated that had we done nothing we would be far worst off than we are now speaking about the 787 billion dollar bailout money.  The discussion went on for 2o minutes about what transpired within Obama’s administration as he took over an economy that was losing 700 thousand jobs a month. Bailing out private companies that were ill managed and skimming off profits to pay millions in bonuses.

My argument was this: Had we taken half or three-quarters of that stimulus money and distributed it to the tax payers of this country instead of those businesses that were “Too big to fail” we would have alleviated the deep recession we are now in.

If each tax paying citizen of the nation would have received 200 thousand dollars in stimulus money I assure you they would have saved their homes, bought new cars and or replace furnishings  within days of receiving the check from our well oiled government.

I am not saying I agree with the government handing out money to anyone or anything, however since they were going to spend that money the taxpaying citizens should have received it so they could spend it how they deemed fit.

Most everyone I talked with about this proposal said they would have paid off their home and replaced their car with a new one that got better gas mileage. One one individual said they would hide the money and let their home be foreclosed on.

This of course didn’t happen because the tax paying citizens didn’t donate millions of dollars to the Obama campaign so he couldn’t just give it up to common everyday folks like you and I.  No, he had to arrange for SEIU and other entities that were close to him and his campaign to receive the billions of dollars in tarp money.

Now we have a chance to have our voices heard once again.  A vote that is a referendum on the direction our country travels.  Do we continue down the path that has eroded the quality of life here in America of every citizen who lives here?  Or, do we stand up and finally vote for those individuals that are not corrupted by the political parties as of yet with hopes they will remain true to their word to us.

This vote will be the change that many American’s so desperately are looking for. Not the change you can believe in rhetoric spewed out during the last campaign cycle.  The change will be for the people of this great nation to stand tall and request their representatives work for them.

Make sure you get out to vote and have your voice heard.


In His Own Words

October 29, 2010

A few days ago President  Obama during a rally made this statement to a hispanic group “We’re gonna punish our enemies” when referring to them not going to the polls to vote.  Our President stated they must vote to work with him to maintain the standards that he believes in.

Not the kind of talk that is very Presidential as his approval ratings are down to 37%.  Many American’s have had enough of the partisan rhetoric that has split this country.  Many American’s are fed up with the direction our Politicians have taken this Nation. Finally, many American’s are saying they have had enough of the two-party system.  They are going to vote for the candidate that will represent their wishes.

Today a passenger jet was escorted to JFK by fighter planes  due to intelligences that stated there could be explosives on board.  The President made a speech minutes ago to discuss this incident.  Here is what he had to say, “a credible terrorist threat against our country.”  He went on to say there was information that they are taking seriously.

Our observation is this, how can the President of these United States call individual citizens of this Nation enemies to a group of individuals and yet will not call those across the ocean enemies when they actually want to attack and kill our citizens.  It appears as if the President is still receiving bad information from advisors and speech writers who are continuously castigating  citizens and glossing over terrorists as something other than what they actually are.

Remember your vote counts, make it happen by showing up to place your vote and have your voice heard come election day.


The Times They Are A Changin!

October 22, 2010

Bob Dylan is a prolific song writer who has many great hits with lyrics that are thought-provoking as the title to this song states “The times they are a changin”.  Juan Williams is at the center of a controversy due to a statement he made on the O”Reilly Factor about how uneasy he was when at an airport and Muslims enter the area with their full garb on pushing their religious beliefs.  He stated “I must admit”  while talking about the state of mind he is in and of being fearful when they (the Muslims) put their belief above that of the United States.

This came at a time when Mr. Williams has frequently appeared on the Fox News Network to provide insight and analysis on the issues of the day.  For those of you who already know the name, Mr. Williams is a liberal who believes the views he projects with all his heart. Juan has great debates when he is a guest on any of the talk shows that offer him the opportunity to speak.

Now, the issues here isn’t if we agree with his analysis or views on the issues but did he deserve to be fired over a feeling he gets at airports. If you have ever listened to Juan he believes what he is talking about with all his heart. He is passionate about the issues and will carry on great debates with the hosts of all programs he appears on. Because of his affiliation with Fox they are trying to shut him up by firing him.

Again we don’t have to agree with every issue people represent but we do agree everyone has the right to speak his mind and talk about his views without repercussion as long as they do not cross the threshold the Supreme Court deems incites . Juan is liberal mind you but he will sit and discuss the issues with respect shown toward those hosting the program which I commend him for as most liberal debate without facts or figures and us emotions to drive home their point.

Well Juan NPR is no big loss to you. You will be fine and will get an opportunity to shine without having to look back and wonder why those in charge at NPR would release a thought-provoking individual such as yourself.  Remember you are only as good as those you surround yourself with, you’re in good hands at the Fox News Network.

Let this be a lesson for anyone who has a voice in this country, if you speak out against those who have an agenda that doesn’t agree with yours, you will be dealt with.  The George Soros’s of the world have their ideologies and institutions where they attempt to control all those around them.  Those days are gone Mr. Soros, the people of America will no longer allow individuals like yourself to control our destination.

Bob Dylan didn’t know exactly what influence those words would have on American culture I am sure. The times they are a Changing and no one will be able to stop this movement by the American Citizens who have risen up to fight for a Country they believe in.

This leads us back to the elections coming up in less than 10 days. Stand up and have your voices heard by voting for those individuals that will best represent what you believe in. The two-party system has torn apart our political process because of the greed factor that goes with the powers they weld. We can return the powers to the people and the States when we vote.

I received a card in the mail today and on the back was a seal with this inscription, “It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his Country from his Government.” Thomas Paine.  We are at that point folks, we must fight with letters, calls and rallies to let those in power know that the abuse of office will not be tolerated any longer. Whether you are an individual with billions trying to sway the public opinion or our elected official we will stand up against you when you ignore our wishes.

Best of luck in your new home at Fox Mr. Williams. Look toward the future as you now have become a victim of  the left-wing progressives that do not like you  due to your frequent appearances on Fox.  The times they are a changin.  Here is a link to the lyrics, they are pretty deep into the situation we are facing, maybe Dylan did understand where we were heading.  http://bit.ly/a36rBk


Debate Angle vs Reid

October 15, 2010

As we get ready to vote in what could be the most important election in our lifetimes debates are going on all across the country. I want to discuss the Angle-Reid debate here in Nevada since this seat happens to be the Senate Majority leaders, Harry Reid.

During the debate there were few gaffes that would sway the public opinion toward one candidate or the other. Both held their ground and vigorously defended their positions on the issues.  Angle is for health care that covers everyone as the Trust accounts all Federal employees have. Whereas Reid is for what was passed as is without any type of changes to it.

Angle talked in great detail about our Constitutional rights to own guns, have opinions and buy insurance policies that we want not what the government mandates the citizens to have.  She talked about Pelosi’s statement “but we must pass the bill so you can find out what is in it” saying that isn’t how government is supposed to work, as a representative of the people you are supposed to read the bill and then vote on it if it passes the constitutional requirements.

Reid talked in great detail about how he has helped every citizen who has a problem with their homes being under water. Continuing with how he got Bank of America to stop all foreclosures for the time being and that he has always fought for the citizens in Nevada. Reid stated Yucca Mountain was not good for the country nor the State of Nevada.  He pointed to Angle and summed up her stance as bad for Nevada to make Yucca Mountain a dump for Nevada.

Angle responded with Harry’s “Coal makes you sick” comment continuing on with we need to create energy to bring  jobs to Nevada to lessen our dependency on foreign oils.

Mitch  was equally harsh on both candidates using quotes that they had both made throughout this campaign. Angle was hit with her view she wanted to abolish the Department of Education to which she responded with her 25 years as an educator. She wants the states to have the money at local levels to do what they feel would be in the best interest for our students.

Mitch hit Reid hard with the “this war is lost quote”.  Reid responded with his familiar “General Petraeus is a friend of mine and I was stating that we could not militarily win the war as it was being fought. He never addressed the quote and offered why he made the statement in the first place.

What is at stake here is on November 2nd we have a choice to make.  Will we vote as we have in the past down party lines for individuals that may not help our economy, our country and our lives.  What will happen come November 2nd when the voters drive to the polls and vote for the candidate of their choosing. When the votes are counted and we have Angle or Reid will they get off the couch and say ” I can’t believe he/she  just won, what is wrong with these people”. 

There are only two documents in this Country worth fighting for, first and foremost our Constitution.  The only document that has withstood the test of time around the world. Our Founding Fathers enumerated the powers that our federal government should have along with the powers and rights that the States and it’s citizens required.

Secondly the only other document in this Country worth fighting for is the ballot we receive when we go to vote to have our God-given right  heard by all.  We are the voice of America not those with millions and allegiance to special interest groups or lobbyists.

Remember your vote counts, look at all the candidates and find the one that will best represent your interests whatever they may be.  Do not sit by and wait to see what happens.  On election day we can make history or we will be history.  You decide make or be, the choice is yours.


Climb Aboard Patriot Express Radio

October 8, 2010

Welcome to our new blog site for Patriot Express Radio.  We are excited to have this opportunity to report information that may be important to each and every individual.

At Patriot Express Radio our goal is to present the issues from both sides of the aisle when need be.  We try not to interject personal feelings into our show however with that said sometimes it is next to impossible on every issue.  But believe me we do try to be neutral when explaining the facts about the issues.

For example last year we were the first to actually state on air that the Health Care Bill presented in the form offered by Congress would actually cost the taxpayers over 2.5 Trillion dollars over the 10 year period the Congressional Budget Office ran the numbers for.  Congress stated along with many news media outlets 1 Trillion dollars would be the final price tag for all American’s to be included in the bill.

Well when it was said and done, the price tag was in the 25 Trillion dollar range and approximately 26 million uninsured would have coverage they didn’t have in the past. That is about 20 million short of 100% of the uninsured that was promised in the bill.

So be sure to check in periodically to find out what is happening in your world along with in ours.  We do the research so you don’t have to. However I would advise some home work on your part.

 

Thank you and look forward to the future blogs.