We shouldn’t have to second guess our President

February 21, 2013

In today’s economy with families struggling to pay their mortgages, send children to college and put food on the table we shouldn’t have to second guess our President.  When he goes out to  campaigns our thoughts should be focused on the content and not the truth.

However, with this president  at every turn  we hear so much divisive language and are giving bad information from the administration up to and including his words we have to ask ourselves what is the truth. We are being bullied into believing if Congress doesn’t pass one bill or another the nation will disintegrate and go down in flames. People won’t get social security checks, schools will closed as teachers are laid off and the list goes on and on.

Using fear to advance his cause of larger government, bigger spending packages and higher taxes on everyone has worked up to now. The majority of citizens of this nation have bought his rhetoric and continue to believe his false prophets.  When told we would fall off the fiscal cliff if we didn’t pass a stimulus package to bail out those companies “too big to fail” we bought into it. History will show it didn’t work and we did in fact head down that path of no return as he continued to give news organizations this “too big to fail” speech.

While critical of  these banks on Wall Street in public he was receiving millions from them in campaign contributions. One hand washed the other hand as he and his administration sent them billions of dollars to keep them open. With the taxpayers money there were accusations that certain banks used funds to lobby against bills that would hurt them along with giving out huge bonuses to top executives stating to keep the best produces you have to offer incentives through deception or illusion.

We heard throughout his administration on a daily basis though the president’s efforts  we ” have saved our created two million new jobs. ”  Then two hundred thousand, one million, four hundred thousand, within weeks we continually heard numbers that just didn’t add up. The fact is how do you save our create jobs when your administration was continually losing them, up to seven million at one point in time.

Now, today we face sequestration of 85 billion dollars to start March 1, 2013 if congress does not pass another bill showing where the cuts should be made.  Again, last year the president stated he would veto any attempt to block these cuts from taking place because our nation needs to get back on budget.  Today, once again  he is out there campaigning gloom and doom if these cuts take place while having members of emergency outlets as backdrops behind him.

These cuts that are slated to take place would stop our government from running for all of eight days if we had to shut down the nation’s capital because of these cuts. Of course we won’t shut down the government over 85 billion dollars but to listen to the president our military will be jeopardize, research will be devastated and vital services such as emergency responders will be degraded and the list goes on.

If our president were a leader his message would be to work together to find the cuts that are fraudulent and wasteful. He would be telling American’s we as a nation can not continue to spend 1.4 trillion dollars a year that we don’t take in. Revenues for our nation equal 2.3 trillion dollars currently and the budget has been over 3.5 trillion dollars. There is a spending problem in Washington even if they won’t admit it.


Nevada will be huge for the upcoming election

November 1, 2012
With 6 electoral college votes Nevada will be key in the results of the November 6th ballot picking the next President of these United States.  Who has the advantage, Mitt or Barack? With over 119 thousand more democratic registered voters in the state Barack has the advantage on paper.

Will that advantage result in a win for his campaign? Not likely as Nevadans remember how this President devastated our cities and our state when he went on air not once but twice to inform the nation they shouldn’t go “to Vegas” in these tough economic times spending “college” funds.

Our economy suffered worst then any state in the Union with high unemployment, high foreclosure rates and a drop in tourism due to the words spewed from the Presidents mouth.  Many of those who voted for him in 2008 have expressed sorrow as they realize the hype was better than the word.

With only 37% of the promises made on the campaign trail held to date, the road in Nevada will be a tough fight.  We remember how he stated just a few short years ago he would reduce the national debt by 50% because it was “unpatriotic” to increase the debt by 4 trillion as George Bush had done.  Well, with 6 trillion added to the debt since taking office Obama has failed on delivering that promise.

Candidate Obama also promised in his first year he would sign into law immigration reform because the cost was to exorbitant for any state to continue to fund. Well not only didn’t he pass any legislation but he never even offered any to the Congress which by the way was democratic for the first two years.

There are a host of other promises made and broken, too many to list here. So in these closing days as both candidates talk about how they would handle the office once elected the stories are vastly different. One candidate wants four more years to finish what he stated.  While the other wants four years to fix the mess that has oven taken our nation.

Come November 6th, 2012 be sure to exercise your God-given right and vote for the candidate of your choice.  We as a nation are guaranteed basic freedoms and rights under our Constitution that no other nation in the world has. Let’s not lose them.


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.


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.


The New Mafia In America

September 25, 2011

After watching the committee meeting yesterday with Solyndra’s management pleading the fifth amendment after each question asked of them I was sicken as I realized for the first time in my life the new Mafia has arrived in America. This new Mafia doesn’t carry the Tommy guns of yesteryear, nor do they bomb the restaurant owner or the grocery stores who oppose extortion tactics, what they do is far worse.

Though they may not be packing the heat like the thugs of yesteryear they are just as dangerous to the American Citizens.  The mob figures of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s don’t hold a candle to those who now are the featured thugs of the new millennium.  Capone, Moran, Morelli, Pollizzi, even our own Bugsy Siegel in Las Vegas Nevada committed atrocities that scarred our city and towns; however they faded into the abyss as agents put them out of business. No such fate for this new Mafia, the agents of today refuse to touch them, they fear for their lives and those of their families unlike the Elliot Ness’s who dedicated careers to eliminating the criminal activities of these mobsters.

These members of the new Mafia look similar to you and I as they walk our streets and drive through our towns and cities, smiling and greeting individuals as they go and promising the world to those folks who would believe in their words.  These newest members of this Mafia who have infiltrated the soils of our nation can include members of Congress, Czars, and Cabinet members to the President, along with the President himself.

As we look back in history we can observe the patterns evolving as our politicians began to change the course of our nation through the same tactics used by syndicates all across America.  The mob sent figures into a grocery store to inform the owner they were in need of insurance, protection money so they wouldn’t have unimaginable disasters happen.  Today our politicians extort trillions of dollars from taxpaying citizens for items they don’t need nor want, like the solar panels of Solyndra.  If we don’t agree the mob is sent out to make life miserable for those who question their reasoning in way of tax audits, background checks into personal business or habits by Police, FBI or CIA agents.

Harry Reid and is band of minions continually threaten those who oppose him regardless of affiliation.  During the last debate with Sharron Angle his closing statement was ”  I am a fighter. I will continue to fight for what I believe is best for the American people. We have a long ways to go. But we have made some progress, and I’ll continue to do everything I can for the people of Nevada.” Get it, his statement wasn’t I will fight  for what my constituents believe in, it was I will continue to fight for what “I believe in”.

The Tea Party Patriots decided to stand up against unfair taxation policies prevalent in Congress today and were castigated as right-wing nuts, “Astroturf” Nazi’s and the list goes on and on and on. These members are not nuts or radicals, they are Americans who love their country and hate the politics that have eroded the quality of living for all citizens of this great nation. They are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents, Conservatives and yes some liberals. Americans who felt strongly against the policies enacted by Congress.

Public sector unions created two classes of people. Those who get benefits for practically nothing and those who have to pay not only for their own benefits but those of the public sector union members too. These unions main goal was growth with the intent of raising money through dues to fill the coffers of those politicians willing to enact laws detrimental to the future of this country but not the unions.

The public sector union employees received benefits that no member of the private sector could ever imagine. Those public servants (politicians) working for all Americans somehow pulled the wool over our eyes and created a Mafia hierarchy that has devastated this nation.

Our elected officials offer or are offered payoffs and payouts in order to remain in power such as the mob syndicates had done for so many years creating power and wealth from illegal or unethical activities.  Our President allegedly helped in the funding of 554 million dollars to Solyndra, a company that never should have received one dime of taxpayer’s money as auditors would attest to today. He didn’t do this for the good of the country, he did it to push his green technology ideology on all Americans, insisting America needs this green technology such as the thugs preying on store owners back in the day.

This President as well as his predecessor  gave billions in stimulus money to GM and Chrysler to overt bankruptcy as reported by Obama after which he did pressure the industry to use the bankruptcy code and had taking away the investors 1st right of ownership only to handout billions to the union pensions as a blatant payoff for those unions help to get him elected with contributions in the millions to his Presidential campaign.

President Bush, our 43rd President appears to have offered Congress free rein if they would allow him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. As the wars continued so too did the uncontrollable spending habits to the tune of a 4.8 trillion dollar increase to the national debt over his two terms as President.  President Obama will be considered the biggest spending in the history of our country as he is on track to add more than 6 trillion dollars to our national debt by the end of his first term.

No political party is exempt from this mob mentality as all parties have members using fear and divisiveness to drive their desires to get what they want.  This new Mafia must be stopped if we are to survive as a nation.  We must eradicate this venom from the Halls of Congress as quickly as we can or we will cease to be the Greatest Nation the World has ever known.

The problems we face in this country are not those of the Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians nor of the Independents. The problems we face are the problems of all Americans, regardless of race, creed or color.  We must unite as one to fight those mafia rulers to return our freedoms to the individuals.  We must inform Congress they no longer can pass laws which are unconstitutional.  We must stand together to return Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness back to our nation as written so many years ago. Together we can be the voice of America, for the good of America. Patriots one and all!


Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs.

September 8, 2011

In just a few minutes the President of the United States will speak to the Joint Session of Congress to introduce his new jobs creation bill.

In it we will likely hear more of the same content as we have heard over the past 4 years as he traveled across the country during his campaign for the highest office of the land.  The first issue as stated in the title  and the most important issue he will be discussing is jobs,  jobs, jobs and more jobs.

We will hear how the problems this country has concerning the loss of millions of jobs were inherited from the bad policy years of George Bush.  We will hear about how his administration has done wonders saving or creating millions of jobs through his 800 billion plus stimulus package.

He will go on to discuss how the Republicans in office are partisan and will not allow his administration to move forward with his ideas on how to get the country back on track to prosperity.  Our President will not accept the problems we face as polls out this past few days show a majority of Americans believe the economy is still owned by the Republicans for the past 10 years of policies that were detrimental to our nation.

Finally we will hear the President state we are all in this together and need to work together to reduce the unemployment levels. He will go on and say if only the Republicans would do what I ask of them we wouldn’t have these problems we face today.  One of his offerings will be increasing revenues to the federal government so we can once again start down the road to prosperity creating  jobs all across America with billions going to infrastructure projects for local communities.

Here we go as Congress settles in to listen to the leader of the Greatest Nation on Earth. Stay tuned for the next writing to see if in fact we were wrong with our assessment of the speech.


The Challenge Ahead!

July 25, 2011

We start another week with Washington at a stand still concerning the debt limit negotiations between the two parties.  Interestingly on Sundays talk shows both sides talked about what they want to do. Speaker Boehner still wants a plan that holds the lines of the “Cap, Cut and Balance Act” that wasn’t ever put on the floor of the Senate for a vote.  Treasury Secretary Geithner  believes we are on the right path creating jobs, building the economy and spending dollars needed to keep the country prosperous.

The challenge ahead is not which side gets what they want in these discussions, the challenge ahead is which side gets a sound fiscal policy that will rebuild our nation by cutting the out of control spending and reining in the fraud and waste that created this monstrosity of a debt which is bankrupting our nation and eroding the quality of life for every citizen in the nation.

With a 14.5 trillion  dollar national debt hanging over each taxpaying citizen along with 115 trillion dollars in unfunded mandates, which by the way our Congress have no plans in place to pay any of the debt down. Their plans each year are to spend more so they can give those special interest groups what they want just so they can get re-elected.

Mind you not all individuals in Washington or across the nation are all about their re-elections or personal agendas, some actually want to do what is right for America.  Recently several members have shown were they stand as they attempt to work for the people who elected them and do what is right for the nation and not just their political careers.

Our time-table is a short one if we are to remain the greatest nation in the World. What our elected officials need to be working on is simple, the message is clear,  “Stop spending what you don’t have!”  Release a budget that is balanced with no new debt attached to it.

Our Congress, those the American People elected to work for them are in Congress now  for over 815 days without passing a budget. Do you know of any business that can operate without having a budget in place as they strive to maintain a viable business?  Not one comes to mind as business CEO’s realize in order to make money there has to be more revenue than expenses, as a matter of fact a 14-year-old can grasp that concept.

So, Congress roll up your sleeves and continue to work together to finally do what is right for the country you took an oath to abide by the Constitution to protect and serve. The American People expect no less.