Someone once said, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” Apropos when watching numbers fed to us by politicians in areas of concern by the people. Unemployment numbers are far worse than 10% - look or ask around. Those numbers are taken from those drawing compensation. Worse off are those no longer even being compensated. How many of those unfortunates are there? Politicians’ fuzzy math again. If a job is created for a year that’s 1 job. If it’s there for 2 years, that’s 2 jobs! What sense is that? And when they want to paint a sad picture of the homeless (the public thinks of cardboard boxes and park benches or living under overpasses). Yes, they can provide some sad pictures (like a woeful polar bear over and over) but most of those “homeless” growing numbers are young couples moving back in with parents until things get better. Not really all that horrible. Learn to see into things. Politicians play you to react in a certain way, but deception, lies and propaganda are easy to spot when you loosen up and look for it. If you believe it just because you saw it on TV, the Internet or in print you are naive - a fool. Anyone can fool you. Aren’t you better than that? I have never in my lifetime seen more potential for evil in America. I grew up trusting the media. The majority was truthful even if an anchorman had personal political leanings. Was it integrity or peer pressure, or fear of the wrath of the people and ratings? The surest way and quickest way for a reporter to find fame and fortune in those days was to expose corruption in Gov’t - that made politicians uneasy and somewhat more honest. Today, the media deliberately distorts, omits or covers up corruption. They’re in on it - not possible with even a modicum of vigilance - so evil has a free rein. With no one policing, the bad just get bolder, until the good people (good Americans) stand up en masse and shout, “Enough!” In the movies, this is when they rack in a shell or you hear the hammer pulled back. This is about where we are as a nation now - probably why they want our guns. Patrick Henry said, “The Constitution is not a document to restrain The People. It is an instrument for The People to restrain the Government - lest it come to dominate our lives and our interests.” Did our wise founders foresee potential evil of aggressive men seeking power over the People’? Of course, and Henry described exactly what is now taking place! And more wise words said, “A Gov’t big enough to give you everything you want, is powerful enough to take everything you have.”- Quoted before - not remembered enough.
We have had 8 terrorist attacks IN the U.S. in the last 6 months. I suggest this serious increase of attempted mayhem and death is because our president is perceived as weak and wimpy worldwide. He wants to talk with, cajole our enemies, instead of annihilate them. I want them dead - with an exclamation point! He chastises them with words. Our president, on vacation in Hawaii, wasn’t even notified of a terrorist detonating a bomb on a plane with hundreds (that mercifully didn’t go off) - for 3 hours! Had it exploded, would that have made it important enough to disturb him? Would he still have waited for 3 days to address the Nation? Disgusting! This terrorist was treated like he tried to rob a gas station, not bringing an act of WAR onto our soil - to murder innocent women and children on Christmas day! He was not grabbed and interrogated, to glean all the information they could, and back-trail to any accomplices immediately. He was arrested, mirandized and given a lawyer to shut him up, for cripes sake! No wonder our enemies laugh when our president speaks. Three days of golf and basketball later, our Commander in Chief says he, “allegedly” tried to blow up hundreds of innocents. It went POP - not KA-BOOM! Is that the damned difference? This Jerk had ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen, paid $2800 cash (one way ticket - no baggage) a revoked visa by the British, and a prominent father that warned a U.S. Embassy several times about his son - red flags all over, even to idiots! When in hell are we going to PROFILE all Muslims fitting these patterns -not depend on dumb, stupid luck and gang-tackling of Jihadists by brave passengers? How many Billions have we spent on Homeland Security to achieve this level of embarrassment? And Janet Napolitano (Home. Security Sec’y) unbelievably says, “Our system worked.” That same dummy-in-charge plays Obama’s word games too, calling “terrorism” man-made disasters and the “war on terror” is now a contingency operation. Cut the B.S. and kill the b--tards! “The first excuse from this administration’s mouth was blaming Bush’s policies. But Napolitano said way last March that they were going to re-do all of Bush’s procedures, and the FBI, CIA and other Gov’ts would share info. Obama now wants unionized labor to do all checking before boarding - surprise. And Obama said he waited 3 days to address the people so he wouldn’t give Al Qaeda the attention they craved. That same guy who wants public trials for Gitmo prisoners! Bull! This same Gov’t that can’t keep Muslims carrying explosives from boarding planes, figures the best deterrent is to declare no one can use the toilet in the last hour of flight, nor can you have a pillow, blanket or book to hide your explosives or detonating procedure. Now, that’s taking charge - feel safer? I say all passengers with Muslim names, especially from Muslim countries go through special lines for extra thorough searches and interrogation, since ALL terrorist attempts (so far) have been by Muslims. Any Muslims that have a problem with that - too damned bad. They are your brethren. Prove yourselves by turning the bad ones in. And if your Mosques and schools aren’t 100% pro-American, get them cleaned up, or get the hell OUT of America! Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt profiled - big time, and America is still great. And yes, please listen in on phone calls or e-mails to or from Muslim countries while we’re at war. Rout them out!
To close Guantananto Bay just to satisfy some radicals is beyond stupid. This is an excellent facility located safely away from the mainland. It is appropriately (and more-cheaply) run by the military. In a ridiculous rush to close it down, a good number of Yemeni prisoners were released by Bush for rehab back in Yemen, which is a joke. They get video games and crayons and watercolors therapy, then are in short time, pronounced cured. Two of those now head up Al Qaeda in Yemen. They furnished our Christmas bomber with explosives. Obama himself has released 60 Yemenis, with 91 still at Gitmo waiting to go home, retrain and fight or bomb us again. Is everybody in charge insane? You hold prisoners of war until the war is over - if that’s 60 years, so be it. They started it. To allow them to again, kill our soldiers (who captured them) or bomb us is too doltish for words. Shameful leadership, with so much evidence right before you. I say do this: Publicly (United Nations?) blame them for why Gitmo cannot be closed. Make a manly statement and follow through for once. What can they do - try to kill us’?
Congress slipped a little coal into the stockings of distracted taxpayers Christmas Eve. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went from $200 Billion to $400 Billion (for bailing out mortgages) to "unlimited" - a virtual license to steal for Barney Frank (and friends). Frank should be in jail now for his role in this economy crash. It tells me that they know this will cost a Trillion or more. Now they're financed, and you didn't even know - just the way they like it. And what's another Trillion?
Governor Doyle of Wisconsin made it law that all public schools (K-12) teach the history of organized labor. The Unions, of course, gave heavily to get him elected. Teachers are not required to teach about our Constitution or Bill of Rights. Why is that? But a governor or politician can dictate the indoctrination of choice to children? How far does this crap go?
How about the revolting scummy tactics by Harry Reid to buy those Senate democrat votes necessary to get Obama’s health care Bill passed, no matter that it violates the will of the majority and the Constitution. The Country is told there will be no cuts in Medicare, only a clean-up of waste and fraud. Then why do just 3 Florida counties (heavily democrat and seniors) in all of the United States get guarantees they will keep their Medicare Advantage plans? The Fed Gov’t obviously intends to take it away from all the rest of the Nation’s Seniors. The cost to taxpayers to procure that vote of Bill Nelson’s of Florida - $3-5 Billion - a vote that sells out all the rest of the nation’s seniors! Even if you were to now move into those 3 counties it wouldn’t apply to you. Congress customizes the laws to suit their needs. In that Bill is also a provision to give unpopular Chris Dodd $100 Million for a University hospital in his backyard to help get him re-elected. And of course, there is the $300 Million for the “Louisiana Purchase” vote, and Ben Nelson of Nebraska wrested away hundreds of Millions for the 60th necessary vote by getting his State exempted from having to pay the State’s portion of Medicaid expansion nationwide. Just two weeks before he proclaimed proudly, “My vote is not for sale.” Other states got hundreds of millions in concessions too, just to keep things running smoothly. All this in the face of the taxpayers. Who knows what other dirty deals were done under the table, behind those closed doors? And it is so outrageously un-Constitutional that they want it passed saying, it is not repealable by any future Congress without a two thirds majority - or next to impossible. Keep in mind, this health care Bill is not about health or care, it’s about power and control of your life and mine. That sinister thought is easily lost by many, as we encounter one deliberate distraction or subterfuge after another. I have seen. I know. I write to awaken others to the absolute evil lurking. I know it is difficult to believe (by many) that we have Americans in powerful positions that don’t like America much and think our Constitution is a hindrance in their plan for socialism - a dictating controlling Gov’t like the Europeans have. They are living proof it doesn’t work. We fought to get away from them and their archaic ways 230 years ago. If you are okay with all this and these “leaders” who would take us back there - God help you.
You deserve to lose your freedom if you don’t get out, and vote them out this time. Make it lop-sided or they may just sneak by again using illegal tactics, like ACORN bussing illegal aliens and others they round up (and probably bribe) without proper ID. They buss them from one district to another to vote repeatedly! The scuzzy ACLU fights this ID requirement every time, saying poor people don’t have one. Bull! It is free for the asking or effort and can stop voting fraud. That is why the ACLU and ACORN are always against it. It’s not FOR the poor people, it’s so they can use, and milk the poor to maximum advantage and rape the system for their agendas! I have a unique concept. If the Gov’t is going to provide everything for everyone, using taxpayer money for funding, then only taxpayers should have a right to vote. It is evil whenever any Representative or Senator can, or is willing (like the Nelsons) to say, “I will vote for the Bill if my State is exempt from the laws or taxes the other 49 must adhere to.” That is more than just wrong, it portends evil in both - those offering, and those accepting! It’s not the America I want to believe in, but it is shamefully, the America of today.
I caught a TV interview about the health care provided by one particular hotel chain owner with thousands of employees. The national average expense of $7,500 per employee for care was brought down to $2,500 by him. He had his own hospital, hired doctors and nurses, and after a $500 personal employee co-pay, he paid 100% of all further expenses. It shows that there are terrific examples (simple, common-sense solutions) out there begging to be looked at, if someone would only bother. But he said he would have no choice as a businessman, he would just pay his $750 fine annually for each employee and let the Gov’t handle it. He said he would save millions and all his competitors would do it anyway. Do you think the Gov’t (taxpayer money) can do as well as he did with that $750 they just fined him? Every employer in the U.S. will drop their employees’ health coverage for a measly $750 or $1000 fine, and Obama, Pelosi and Reid will shortly, have their single-payer Gov’t control. Obama said, “If you like your insurance coverage, keep it.” He knew he would force your employer to drop you. Now, are you going to pay the $7,500 to continue it or pay the $750 fine also, and quit fighting? See how he will control you? Mission accomplished. He will now happily pay (with taxpayer funds) 10 times what he fines, just for control. And he said illegals will not be covered under this Bill (to get it passed). He’s not lying because he knows he will give them all amnesty soon, despite Americans being vehemently against it. He wants those future votes for even more power.
Despite no increase in Social Security cost-of-living (COLA) for the first time in history and perhaps not for the next 3 years I hear, Medicare Part B will increase from $96.50 to $104.20 (8%) this year and to $120.20 in 2011, a whopping 25% more! While we’ve lost 7.3 Million jobs in this recession, Fed Gov’t jobs are rising and those making over $100,000 (not including overtime or bonuses) have exploded upward almost 50% in just the last 18 months. Those getting over $150,000 have more than doubled! And they have fat pensions with terrific health coverage. They average 3-4-1/2% annual pay boosts while Seniors get no COLA and jacked-up health costs, plus intended rationed care! And the average Fed pay is $71,000 versus $40,000 in the private sector.
When our Constitution and Bill of Rights were written there were also health care problems, but nowhere did they think the Gov’t had any role to play. That alone says it is un-Constitutional today to mandate care, and the purchase of insurance! The lack of spine is sickening in Senate republicans. If they bothered to fight this $2.5 Trillion health care Bill it would be well into the
election year of 2010 before any “rammed down our throat” passage by the democrat majority. That would create fear - being fresh in the minds of the ticked-off voters. And the Republicans wimpy resistance, in order to run home for Christmas will not be forgotten either! Patriots, they are not! This is the most repugnant, dangerous Bill America has seen in two hundred years (rushed - not even read) blatantly defying the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. Both parties stink. Throw them all out! Make a strong statement - to match their stench!
America is going to be attacked soon and often. I fear, as our blase, so-called security is totally re-active - NOT active and aggressive, like Israel’s. We allow the likes of the ACLU to demand our civil rights (like searches and eavesdropping) while so many are trampling our Constitutional Rights. Meanwhile, terrorists are going to have a field day! Expect them to hit crowded airport terminals by dropping off baggage bombs, or wherever there is relaxed surveillance - even car bombs wherever you have valet parking or easy access, what could be simpler, especially with a burgeoning home-grown terrorism element. They can now teach and recruit new-found radicals and nut-cases right over the Internet - even how to build the bombs. They sense weakness and softness, and are getting bolder! Our American way of life (and attitudes) are about to be vastly
changed – forever - and priorities will radically change when bodies pile up! Sorry, but you need to know.
One American’s View, thanks for listening. Please tell others about my website. Phil Faustman
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