Friday, June 25, 2010

Government Scams

With Obama pointing the finger at BP for the oil spill, stealing money from them through extortion to pay for lost wages he himself caused by placing a moratorium on off-shore drilling, nowhere is the mention that BP followed exactly what the governments action plan was in the case of a spill in this deep of water, which was the oil would never make it to shore that it would dissipate or be absorbed by the ocean.

This was our governments own rules that BP had to abide by in order to get the leases to allow them to drill there. I in no way are releasing BP from their responsibilities, it’s their spill, they’re mess they should clean it up but they should not be held accountable for lost wages through no fault of their own.

Through the Community Reinvestment Act, banks and financial institutions were forced by government regulations to lower lending requirements so that people that normally could not afford a home because of wage limits or poor credit history would be able to secure a loan for a home whether they could afford the payments or not. This led to a sea of “creative financing” that is directly responsible for the current world wide depression we are now in.

The people responsible for over-seeing these organizations (Fannie & Freddie) and protecting our tax dollars which funded this scam; Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and Franklin Raines just to name a few are the ones running as fast as they can from it all the while pointing fingers anywhere else to take the spot-light off them.

Everything government touches with the exception of the military crashes eventually and now Obama is seeing to it that the military is also part of this equation with the removal of yet another critic of his policies.

Obama has yet to appoint anyone to his cabinet that rides the center of the fence politically or for that matter shows some conservative values. Everyone he appoints is as far left as he can find. His call for bipartisanship is as shallow as his promise to lower taxes and health care costs to his bid for lowering the deficit that he has himself quadrupled. Straight up, flat out lies.

As has been said over and over again; government cannot fix the problem when government is the problem.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gulf Shakedown

Obama's decision to impose a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the gulf penalizes companies that have a better safety records than BP's.
This will result in many of the advanced drilling rigs being sent to offshore oil fields abroad further sinking the economy of the Gulf States.

The Interior Departments justification for the order comes from a report supposedly "peer reviewed" by "experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering." But as it turns out the drafts the experts saw didn't include any recommendation for a moratorium. All of the experts have said they oppose the moratorium citing the move would “be more economically devastating than the oil spill” and "counterproductive" to safety.

This was blatant lie by the Obama administration, on an Orwellian scale.

And what about the decision not to waive the Jones Act, which bars foreign vessels from coming to the aid of the gulf cleanup? The Bush administration waived it after Katrina in 2005. The Obama administration hasn't and claims that, gee, there aren't really any foreign vessels that could help. More lies.

This is just a payback to the maritime unions, part of the union movement that gave Obama and other Democrats $400 million in the 2008 campaign cycle. It's the Chicago way: dance with the girl that brung ya.

Or the decision to deny Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to deploy barges to skim oil from the gulf's surface. Can't do that until we see if they've got enough life preservers and fire equipment. How many believe that these ships and boats don’t know the rules when it comes to life saving devices?

Finally, there's the $20 billion escrow fund that Obama pried out of the BP treasury at the White House when he talked with them for the first time, 57 days after the rig exploded, with BP Chairman Tony Hayward. House Republican Joe Barton said it best when he called this a “shakedown”
Another additional $100 million for the people put out of work by the spill. But the problem here is, they are out of work not by the spill but rather by the Obama moratorium on off-shore drilling.

There already are laws in place that ensure that BP will be held responsible for damages, and the company has said it will comply. Again we have the federal government transferring property from one party to another. This was done without due process of the law by pay czar Kenneth Feinberg.

How many more illegal activities do we have to look forward to with this administration?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Butt Nuggetts from Obama

The speech Obama presented to us on Tuesday night had me screaming at the TV, his lies are starting to stack themselves like Lego’s.
His three point plan is to; A) Stop the leak. B) Clean up the mess and C) make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Sounds like a good plan until he added his push for his Cap-n-Tax bill, the tax on carbon emissions.

Let us not forget that carbon was the blame for the coming of the new ice age in the 70’s, global warming in the 90’s and then climate change in this new century. This theory was blown out the window when the lid popped off that the “scientific” data was corrupt and so were the people reporting it. Al Gore went into hiding and has barely been seen since.

This legislation has nothing to do with climate change; it is a bill to tax the American people as a penalty for using 22% of the world’s resources while having only 2% of the population as Mr. Obama likes to state over and over again.

We don’t steal these resources; we buy them and make other countries rich in the process. If these other countries don’t like our cash, they don’t have to sell to us.

Obama put a 6-month moratorium on deep water drilling in or until he can be assured that this won’t happen again. What a joke! There is nothing he can do to stop an accident from happening. There is nothing he can do now. He lacks the wisdom and experience needed to handle this situation.
This man has never even run a cash register but he thinks he’s qualified to run this country, give me a break!

He wallows in self pity stating that this is the “hardest 18 months any president has served” Really? Harder than when Ford had to take over for Nixon after Watergate or when JFK had to deal with the Cuba Missile Crisis or when Johnson had to fill in after JFK was assassinated? The list is endless, this man does not deserve this high honored post and he brings down the nobility of it a little every day.

Instead of embracing the will of the American people to close our borders to secure our country and jobs, he attacks the people of Arizona and sides with the criminal dictator of Mexico. Against the will of the people, he signs a health care bill full well knowing we cannot afford it.

Obama states that he will be adding yet another Czar to the list. “Oil Spill Czar” I guess he’ll call the position.
The new oil spill czar is not to be mistaken for the old oil spill czar, U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who was officially designated the "National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico" on April 30. Allen was appointed by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano 10 days after the disaster, which Napolitano and Obama claimed they had been on top of since “day one”

Obama deemed that Allen, Napolitano, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, environmental czar Carol Browner, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the rest of his self-declared "all hands on deck" crew insufficient. We told him this months ago.

I’ve seen enough of this clown. It took everything I could muster to watch the full 15 minute speech.
I would love to see him speak again after the conservatives have taken control of the house just to watch him squirm.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Obama Oil Inc.

Obama again shows where his alliance lies with his refusal to do what the people want.

He refused to accept help from the Dutch just 3 days into the disaster that is devastating the environment and economy on our southern coast. The offer could have saved massive amounts of damage caused by the leaking oil.
He refused to buy the hundreds of miles of fire boom from a Texas company that could have burned off a good portion of the oil before it hit the coast and damaged the wildlife.

Now, just this week, he refuses to use foreign ships to aid in blocking the spread of the oil.

His reasons? He’s trying to walk a thin line with the environmentalists by not burning the oil that will cause air pollution adding to the damage already being done by the leak.

In the case of refusing the use foreign ships; labor unions won’t let him.

BP does not want to seal the leak. They are still carting off millions of barrels of oil from it every day. They need the cash as the Obama administration continues to scold them and attack BP’s bank accounts.

Obama cannot see the big picture here. Letting this oil continue to spread will cause a worldwide disaster. The currents in the Atlantic could carry the oil all up the eastern sea board and even into Europe.

This administration has put a moratorium on off-shore oil extraction for 6 months which will further destroy the economy especially in Texas and Louisiana, this is ludicrous! It just shows that he or no one in his cabinet has a clue as what to do here. Their lack of business sense and management experience is causing us more than money. Instead of making informed decisions, he continues to politicize this disaster.

He needs to quit waggling his finger and lift it instead to help stop this catastrophe or get out of the way and let those that know what they are doing get it done.

Friday, June 11, 2010

What Part of NO Taxes Do They Not Understand?

Lawmakers in Lansing in the House Tax Committee are taking up four bills (HB 6217-20) that will expand sales tax to a number of items currently exempted such as: newspapers, movies, magazines and food items sold in vending machines.

They estimate that the revenue from this tax will be $40 to $55 million.
These officials that cannot say NO to a pay raise for state union workers during a budget crisis yet the show up with some huge stones to ask struggling tax payers and small businesses for more money.

The raise they gave these union workers will cost us $83 million, so apparently they cannot do the math as this will still leave us in the hole.

We are already taxed more than 46 other states in the union and the time has come to “adjust” a few things. Maybe it is time for a Constitutional Convention in Michigan so we can return the legislature to a part-time status; we know they won’t vote this measure in for themselves.

Call or write your representative and let him or her know how you feel about this and how you will vote in November if these bills pass.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Baseball and Politics

With all that is wrong in our country; Obama lying about the jobs he offered Sestak and Romanoff to bow out of the political races they were in, our freedoms being stripped daily by law makers in Lansing and DC, oil gushing out of the ocean floor, the national debt soaring out of sight and our taxes about to jump up again, you’d think the likes of Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Rep. John Dingell would have enough to do rather than get involved in possibly passing legislation to over-ride a bad call in a baseball game.

Yet here they are twitting, tweeting and grandstanding about what can they do to correct this grave misdeed. The fact is that the no-hitter Armando Galarraga threw but was taken away by a bad call by umpire Jim Joyce will be remembered much longer than if the game had gone off without this call. Both of these gentlemen acted graciously to each other and were apologetic, showing real class and excellent sportsmanship.

These politicians are looking for any crumb they can use to show us that they are now “the good guys” after Granholm and the democrats of this state have destroyed Detroit and the automakers.

Dingell has never held a real job. He graduated from college and went right to work with his father who was the US Representative in the same district for many years, once he retired, John slipped right in with same last name and has been trying to get some form of health care passed ever since, regardless of what was in it. Nobody really knew because so many wrote it but none of them took the time to actually read all of it.

Debbie Stabenow has done her fair share of damage, voting solidly along party lines answering the call to socialism. She wants to abolish the first amendment. She does not like talk radio seeing the only ones that can actually draw a crowd are the conservative stations.

Talk America (whom her husband was a large investor) could never make a go of it mainly because people can only put up with so much hatred and anger without any facts to back it up. They get tired of the lies and twisting of the stories that the far left spew in an effort to hide their own insecurities.

Jenny “No Jobs” Granholm had good intentions but went to the dark side and fell into the trance of the far-left. The world would be a better place if we could get by on wind and solar power alone, but that technology is a long way off and we need fossil fuels now to keep the economy rolling. Taxing our manufacturing base until they left the state and took our jobs with them was not a good move.

In 5 years, we were blown away along with all of our jobs, over 1 million of them.

Obama says he take full responsibility for the BP Oil spill in the Gulf but never misses a chance to blame everyone else. He is demonizing oil companies; he just does not realize how much they contribute to our economy, the jobs and wealth they bring to our southern states in the form of jobs and tax revenues.

Obama stated that his AG Eric Holder “looked into” the job offers to Sestak and Romanoff and that they were “nothing there” that everything was legal.
This would be the same as a defense attorney walking into court and telling the judge that his client is innocent and the judge saying “OK, case dismissed then”

We need politicians that step up and take real responsibility for their actions as Jim Joyce did and not blow it off like so many in the current administration do.