Posts Tagged ‘obama’

obama, to change rules, and purge Republicans!

November 12, 2009

obama intends to purge Republicans from Government Positions, by changing the rules.

More details to come…

Article available at Redstate.com

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/11/12/obama-administration-intends-to-purge-republicans-from-the-civil-service/

Todays Brain Soup, served fresh, and piping hot!

Official: Obama Rejects Afghan War Options

November 12, 2009

RETREAT!

by AP

President won’t accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead to clarify when responsibility would be turned over to the Afghan government.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

That stance comes in the midst of forceful reservations about a possible troop buildup from the U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, according to a second top administration official.

In strongly worded classified cables to Washington, Eikenberry said he had misgivings about sending in new troops while there are still so many questions about the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Read the rest of the article here;

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/11/official-obama-rejects-afghan-war-options/

The war in Iraq, and Afghanistan, have always been a distraction from obama’s real agenda, domestic policy.  While a pull out would be tragic for the the Afghan people, it is better to bring the troops home, than have them engaged in a half-hearted exercise.

This is what happens, when you send a boy, to do a man’s job.  obama, you bring the ultimate shame to the office of Commander in Chief.

Stimulus Job Myth

November 11, 2009

Experts abound concerning Stimulus jobs. Figures are being bandied about, such as the 650,000 to 1,000,000 jobs saved or created.  Really!  Were the figures from Bridgewater State College used in those numbers?  Bridgewater received $77,181 in stimulus money, and claimed putting 160 people to work with that money. Those are amazing results, and should be studied to see how they accomplished such efficiency.  After further review, a Bridgewater State College spokesman, admitted that the job creation was “almost nothing.”  Almost nothing, what does that mean?  Is that 3 jobs, 2 jobs, or 1 part-time job on alternate weeks?

Then there is the case of TeleTech Government Solutions, a Colorado company that claimed to have created 4,231 jobs for a stimulus project.  Fantastic, that must be a major boost for the local economy.  Well not so fast, due to the temporary nature of the jobs, only 635 jobs were created using the government’s job formulas.  Sure it is something, but how much did it cost?  A study that looked at $16 billion of the stimulus spending, showed that it cost $532,000 per job created.  Ask any production manager, farmer, or office manager, how many people they could put to work, with half a million bucks.

If you would like to know the truth about jobs, ask a real expert.  Ask a trucker, it they are hauling more freight, ask the waitress if tips are up, talk to a stock boy, are they stocking more steaks, or is it hot dogs that are selling well.  The truth is, all you have to do is take a look around, you know the truth.  You are going to pay, for decades, to create a few jobs.  How many more jobs would the buying power of that same $532,000 create if it stayed in your pocket, instead of obama’s grab bag of special interest gifts.

obama care and the 300 ton kayak

November 11, 2009

As complex as the health care debate has become, health care itself is far more complex.  Government’s solution, is to treat it as a pool of people, indeed an ocean size pool.

Huge numbers get thrown around.  50 million, 30 million and 25 million uninsured, does anyone really know?  Then the cost projections, is it $900 million, $1.2 trillion, or as some claim actually $1.8 trillion.  Past projections have taught us that, which ever guess you believe, it will certainly not cost less, and has the potential to cost, much more.  Next we have the bills, the Senate bill was 1300 pages, the House bill, came in at nearly 2000 pages, with some 800 pages of amendments,  With these gargantuan numbers being bandied about, we forget that this is about individuals, ordinary people like you, and me.

The sheer audacity, and gravitas, that a group, of even the foremost experts in insurance and health care, could centrally plan such a system, is pure folly, and nonsense.  Unfortunately, we have 220 congressional members who, having consulted with a few experts, have decided, that they can legislate inefficiency out of the system.

My doubts in their abilities comes from the knowledge that they have already had their chance, and failed.  Ask anyone who has been involved with VA hospitals, Indian Affairs, and Medicare.  These are horribly wasteful systems, that fail to give the same level of care for dollars spent.  We have also seen the failure of health care in Massachusetts, the model for obama care.  If health care is so easily fixed, that 220 members of the house, can accomplish it with 2000 pages of legislation, why haven’t they fixed what they already control?

The biggest problem with health care is, in the fact, that it is not an ocean.  It is not one giant pool of needs, rather, it is widely varying needs, as individual as the 305 million Americans, whom it serves.  The better analogy to health care is that it is much more akin to thousands of streamlets, coming together into creeks, and forming into rivers, that then flow into an ocean.  Government run health care is a 300 ton behemoth, cargo ship, that at best can get a large number of people moving in one direction.  What if that direction is slightly off, it will take a massive amount of energy, to even change course.  Forget navigating the rivers and streams, because everyone knows you don’t run the rapids in a 300 ton kayak.

Anita Dunn Stepping Down

November 11, 2009

Anita “Mao-ist” Dunn is stepping down as communications czar at the end of this month.  A video of her praising Chairman Mao, was shown on Glenn Beck’s show, and she has been in the spot light ever since.  A video of her outlining the control of the media during obama’s election, also cause her to be scrutinized.

I am sure you share my dismay that she is leaving her high-profile post, but before we can do a happy dance, keep in mind, that when Van Jones stepped down, it was more a step to the side.

The radical czars are apparently causing a little too much attention to be drawn away from obama.  It seems like the best way to get a czar out of the White House, it to pay more attention to them than to obama.  You can absolutely love all things socialist, terrorist, and far left, but if your actions cut into the teleprompters time, your gone.

obama Approves of Health Care Penalties.

November 10, 2009

obama approves of penalties in the house bill.

obama, “What I think is appropriate is that in the same way that everybody has to get auto insurance and if you don’t, you’re subject to some penalty, that in this situation, if you have the ability to buy insurance, it’s affordable and you choose not to do so, forcing you and me and everybody else to subsidize you, you know, there’s a thousand dollar hidden tax that families all across America are — are burdened by because of the fact that people don’t have health insurance, you know, there’s nothing wrong with a penalty.”

They’re many problems with the Pelosi-obama care bill, here are just a few in association with your assertion;

  1. Where in the Constitution does it say government can force you to purchase a product?  The auto insurance argument is flawed, because it only requires you to purchase insurance to operate a vehicle.  You make the choice to purchase and drive a car, it is not mandated that you own a car.
  2. “if you have the ability to buy insurance, it’s affordable and you”… obama is conveniently leaving out the CBO estimates that the cheapest approved plan in 2016 will cost $15,000+, I think his idea of affordability is much different from the rest of us.
  3. “there’s a thousand dollar hidden tax that families all across America”, OK I will give you 50% credit for this one, since it is half-true.  The truth is that there is a hidden tax because of insurance.  When people only pay a co-payment at the time of care, they are disconnected with the costs, they end up paying more, they end up getting unnecessary tests, they don’t shop for the best deal on services, medication, or equipment.  This aggregate activity has dramatically driven up the cost of health care.  I pay cash and, I get much better prices, sometimes as much as 80% off.
  4. Speaking of hidden taxes, the cost of implementation is still an unknown, however the CBO and Price-Waterhouse have estimated the cost per working family between, $2,000 and $4,000 annually.  That does not included the costs of buying the insurance as noted earlier.  Mr President, It appears to me, that you are already putting penalty enough on families, without adding fines, and jail time to the equation.

These points, do not even begin to illustrate all of the flaws, in this monstrosity, of political leverage, masquerading as a health care bill.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/11/interview-with-the-president-jail-time-for-those-without-health-care-insurance.html

The American Reorganization & Cleanliness Act.

November 9, 2009

My dear friends, and fellow Americans,

We have come to a time in our Nation’s history that an insidious problem, that plagues many of our citizens, must be addressed for the greater good.

The challenge I speak of today is disorganization, or clutter bug syndrome.  Millions of Americans find themselves in the midst of disorder and clutter.  For some it is only a “junk drawer”, but for far too many this affliction spills over into their garage, spare room, and even into their living space.  Those who suffer from chronic clutter disorders, find themselves apologising to their friends and associates, and are frequently the subjects of ridicule, and prejudice.  Clearly this prejudice is unjust.  Clutter bugs lack the genetic makeup for organization, or were denied the social, and educational systems that would have allowed them to succeed.  Regardless of the individual cause of clutter buggery, the problem has been swept under the rug, for far too long.

That is why I am pleased to announce the following legislative outline;

The American Reorganization & Cleanliness Act.

Under the ARCA, we will usher in a new era of order and cleanliness.  While this will not be easy, many of the structures and systems required are time-tested, and sound in their application.

We will first need to evaluate and establish individual levels of clutter dysfunction, therefore a new agency, modeled after the IRS will be established.  The Clutter Review Service will monitor clutter levels through yearly mandatory fillings.  A progressive scale will measure individuals and assign a score from messy slob at the most disenfranchised end of the scale, to uptight rigid anal retentive (URAR) at the top end of the scale.

Based on your individual scoring by the CRS, redistribution will be assigned, to each, according to their needs, from each, according to their abilities.

The time is far past, that those who would selfishly clean and organize their own lives, should be required, to share in the advantages that have come so easily to them, with those who are less fortunate.  It is time to level the playing field, the clean freaks will finally be mandated to divert their self-absorbed attention to tidying up, to the dishevelled, who really need it.  So grab a mop, and let’s get busy.

Under my program the URAR will be formed into Community Organization Squads, this will be a mandatory volunteer program, of service, that will follow the same guide lines as the Community Reinvestment Act, however with the distinction of working from the bottom up.  Those who have been identified as a messy slob, or clutter challenged, will be assigned a squad leader to assist them, who will then, hand out assignments to the appropriate URAR under their command.  URAR shall give a portion of their day, to the cleaning of anothers mess, this portion shall be no less than 25% with no cap on the term of daily service.  This, ever straightening, hand sanitizing, crowd needs to be saddled with the filth of society.  No longer will this class of neat freaks, be able to look down on the unclean, and unkempt.

I look forward to a day, when all people can be judged by the content of their newly cleaned and organized drawers and shelves.  And while some of my detractors will argue that usurping the efforts of the organized will create disincentives to being organized.  I say, Hallelujah, for then we will live in a world where no man or woman will have to suffer from the debilitating embarrassment of being slovenly, because when no man or woman can show a clean house, only then will we be truly equal in our squalor.