Compromise stimulus II

September 15, 2011

The President revealed his “American Jobs Act” to Congress and the American citizens explaining “We need to pass this now” in order to create jobs to put Teachers, and Bridge builders back to work.  This is just another compromise he chooses to put out there hoping his minions will climb aboard and lead him to a victory next election.  Stimulus II is not good for America, it increases debt and may create jobs but only until the jobs are completed.

Here is an article written on 12/09/09 with basically the same issues President Obama seems to insist are great policies for America.

Here we go again, those folks in DC. are at it again.  President Obama extends tax cuts for 2 years because Republicans were holding the American people hostage.   His words not mine, hostage.  I applaud the fact he extended the infamous olive branch to work on a deal that will keep the government functioning through the lame duck session.

However, it appears as if the ultra liberals are furious with his decision. All day on the news they bashed him  as too weak,  no backbone, caving in to the rich, and not the President we elected that was going to raise taxes on the rich.  He has divided his base once again and why?  He made concessions to try to do the right thing.

As we have stated numerously on the Patriot Express Radio show “we don’t need more taxes, we need less spending.” ” We need a government that will work to cut the fraud and waste in every entity of our bureaucracies across the nation.”  Stop the waste and we reign in the uncontrolled deficit spending.

I was talking to a retired military pilot today who said he once believed in the balanced budget amendment but now he is against it. He wants to have the military a separate budget so they get the funding they need without cuts that will weaken our defense.  I asked him how long he served for a barometer of the depth of knowledge he had on military spending.

He was a fighter pilot for 23 years. I asked if he saw any fraud or waste in his 23 years there?  He stated he saw the 500 dollar hammers and the waste. As a matter of fact he stated “I was told to take my jet out for a four-hour flight anywhere with a tanker following me on several occasion. ”

I stated I have friends that were in Viet Nam where every month new supplies would be flown in only to be placed in the middle of a field to be blown away by a few explosives from the tanks on base. This happened and is still happening today so the military doesn’t loss their budget.

The conversation went on and I explained on paper that approach looked good but the problem is the military has to spend the funds appropriated each budget or they lose it the next time around. We need to make sure the budget is never cut even when a surplus exists at the end of the fiscal year.  The military protects our borders and we need the strongest and the best with no compromising on their needs.

The issue isn’t increasing our taxes to pay for things our Representatives want, the issue is to cut the fraud and waste so we spend our tax dollars wisely as a CEO of any business would or should be doing to spend what they need and ultimately make a profit.  Our Congress spends the money then taxes the individuals and Corporations without having strict guidelines or rules on how to spend the money more efficiently.

We can balance the budget without raising taxes if the American Citizens would go to the polls and vote for individuals that will represent their wishes and not those of special interest. Remember your vote counts each election.  By not voting you’re allowing those in power to remain in power. We can do better.


American Jobs Act

September 14, 2011

Today the President sent his jobs bill to Congress.  This is a 447 billion dollar package that according to Jack Lew his Budget Director is completely paid for.  It appears all Democrats are on board and agree this bill must be passed so we can get the job market going once again.

How they will pay for this jobs bill is simple if put in layman terms, raising your taxes.  If you are single earning 200 thousand or married earning 250 thousand each year you will feel the American Jobs Act with provisions to reduce your itemized deductions currently allowed.  By raising the target of the Joint Committee the President feels the american public will agree with the spending.

What is of concern is the first 897 billion dollar spending bill created 100 thousand jobs in the federal government but nothing in the private sector.  We have 14 million Americans looking for work and if this jobs bill addressed our deficit spending problems and actually was paid for with funding that doesn’t come from increases in taxes possibly there could be bipartisan support.

However we have been down this road before as Jack Lew stated  when discussing the provisions of this bill, ““Will be familiar to most of you because they are ideas we have talked about for the most part for some time.  That is the red flag that makes us leery as the administration has been down this path with a Democratic majority and could not get support.  Why do they think the support is there now?