, father of communist Soviet Union and Nazi propaganda chief for the Nazi Party of the 1930s stated that —
He also stated:
Can you relate to any of the statements above to the realities taking place within our government and those elite who want to control us from cradle to grave?
The “stimulus” tax cut is due to expire at the end of February, a political gimmick that saved a person making an annual amount of $50,000 at $80-month savings – it certainly hasn’t “stimulated” the economy. Economic growth slowed in 2011 compared to 2010; however due to the fact that 2012 is election year – no taxation was increased.
And, where did the funding come from? Why our Social Security “Trust Fund”, of course. Makes no difference – Democrat or Republican – that “stimulus” gimmick will drain $100 billion out of a fund meant only for the Social Security program spending – AGAIN.
These are the same politicians (and those serving before them) who have convinced the American people, especially the gullible younger generation, that the “Baby Boomer” generation is and has used up the Social Security funds and forecast bankruptcy within a decade. They didn’t tell the people, however, that most Baby Boomers
have been paying into the system all their lives, some starting at the age of 16 (like myself – working part-time in high school at night to afford a car to drive to school every week and weekend activities). They paid their dues, but the fund is still continues to be depleted
– but not from Social Security benefit payments. These same politicians who pass legislation that budgets taxpayer funding for foreign infrastructures and welfare payments to foreign nation and its people while Americans are losing their homes and middle-class folks ending up in the street because of no job, same bills, and foreclosure.
…That’s not to say Social Security’s “trust fund” wasn’t already an accounting farce. The money taken from today’s workers finances today’s retirees because politicians have been raiding the “trust fund” for years — all that’s left are Treasury IOUs. Social Security ran a deficit of approximately $45 billion last year, and even the IOUs will run out within the next generation.
And, the Republicans who have been elected on campaigns to “change” things, like Obama promised:
As for the deal, it includes once again extending the “doc fix” for Medicare — preventing 27 percent cuts to reimbursement rates — as well as unemployment benefits. Republicans saw the Democrats’ election-year trap and caved on their insistence that the $100 billion the government would otherwise have collected in payroll taxes be offset by other budget cuts. They could do little more than retreat, lest they face disingenuous accusations that they don’t care about the poor and middle class.
You better believe that Congress and Obama will be ready and eager to hike taxes starting on January 2013, much like the former Wisconsin governor, Jim Doyle did after he got elected. With the help of his cronies and spineless state politicians, he signed, hardly in office for one month, a $1 billion tax increase that included a 38% increase in state fees (a title transfer at $45 became $75, for example) – the highest and worst tax increase in the state of Wisconsin. And the voters didn’t request to recall him, like they are doing Governor Walker, who actually cut expenses. The beef is from the unions and the whiners who work for government. While all of us pay into retirement programs, government workers were getting a free ride with no payments. Governor Walker signed a program for them to pay 6% and a match from employer – the same as private sector folks do. Oh my, what a bunch of complainers they were.
Back to the feds …
Democrat majority leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), gave the tax increase plan away when he said:
Democrats will continue working to extend this middle class tax cut, and Republicans will rightfully get blamed if Americans see their taxes go up on March 1.” Insert “January 1, 2013.
Our party firmly believes in the safety net. We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock. … What Republicans have long understood is that poor communities are best served when they’re empowered to care for themselves. The more they come to rely on government checks, the less they learn to rely on their own ability and ingenuity. For this reason, the Republican value of minimizing government dependence is particularly beneficial to the poorest among us. Conversely, the Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary [sic] handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today, and it does not promote economic freedom.
I don’t know what Republican Party that representative refers to, but the track record in the past decade of the GOP has not been good in terms of limiting government and working to reform tax system and repeal the 16thAmendment. It is because the established elite, lately referred to by Newt Gingrich as the establishment, that calls themselves “conservative” but are, in fact, RINOs. Listen to Rush Limbaugh concerning Gingrich’s fight against the status quo establishment within in his own party – of whom one of them is running against him for president: Mitt Romney and close-second is Rick Santorum. With the media complying with “let’s get Gingrich” abiding by the wishes of the GOP establishment. It is not the first time that Newt has took on the establishment, who joined Democrats between 1994 and 1996 (around the time he was chief architect of Contract With America). Every time the GOP establishment has said that Gingrich won’t last because he is not part of the status quo … he actually BELIEVES in limited government and responsible spending. He is an historian, and can show how certain patterns of history must be used as a guideline for the future, which means that some things work and others don’t – and too often those in government are in it for themselves and those that support them in terms of special interest – something that Newt Gingrich has been accused of (by the establishment and Democrats). Pretty sad when he must fight the political competition as well as the GOP base known as the establishment.
Look at it this way … we have heard the word “change” it seems forever, for at least ten years – but the only changethat occurred is nothing what was expected. Just goes to show you, always ask for details when a politician says the word “change” – the immediate response should be “in what way?”
Mitt Romney is NOT conservative, a true conservative, or a true constitutionalist. He is whatever the people want him to be in order to get elected. His political tactics is the status quo and quite like the liberal-democrat program – constantly work on making people believe the opponent is evil and corrupt. Out the window goes his claims … changing in midstream from pro-choice to pro-life and says on a roll to stop ObamaCare when he installed a mini-program of the same in the state of Massachusetts where he was governor. And, Rick Santorum, how can we believe he will put a curb to government spending when he has a record of being the Republican earmarking king of Congress?
Ron Paul? He lost his possible support when he preaches not just industrial hemp being legitimized, but wants to totally stop the Drug War, granted it has, for the most part, been a failure; as well as his isolationist view of foreign policy – a part I agree with is that we send too much of the taxpayer funding to other nations, still not learning we cannot buy friends and it is not our job to supply welfare to people in Africa. Let the private sector, like Red Cross, et cetera [private, no-profit entities], send blankets, food and the essentials to places suffering from drought, famine, pestilence, and natural disasters because that is what the American people are all about – but it is not the government’s position to use taxpayer funding (without their permission) to spend it on anything but the operation of our government and our nation’s national security. Giving funds/money only gets as far as the 3rdworld government, and rarely for the benefit of the people who live there.
In this, the Gingrich message is clear and, as Ron Paul even stated in the first and second debate of Primary Election 2012 – we agree and worked together on issues of limited government and overspending, but we just cannot agree on foreign policy.
Newt Gingrich’s personal life has been shoved into the limelight and more occasions that one can count on fingers and toes – yet, when a president (Clinton) is confronted for having sexual relations with a young and gullible intern in the Oval Office – the immediate response IS: “It’s his personal life”. In addition, there is a law on the books to this day that states: “innocent until proven guilty” – if someone is being investigated for ethics issues, and no one can find any evidence and drops the accusations – why is the media, the political left, and the GOP establishment still bringing this up as if Gingrich was found guilty?
It is because the GOP establishment doesn’t want to lose their status quo – their hand, like their counterparts in the opposing political party/club that is tied in with BIG money, which goes hand-in-hand with BIG government – like the Federal Reserve’s power and control that is something only the Congress is constitutionally legal to decide upon and act upon.
And, in closing, I would like to present a video that talks about the Clint Eastwood Chrysler TV ad shown at half-time in the Super Bowl. Clint Eastwood was shocked he was misunderstood, and I believe that he didn’t mean for it to come out like it did – but then, he should have examined the script first before accepting the job. And, by the way, proceeds earned for that ad were totally given to charity of his choice – probably something to help folks out during this economic hard times in the country that Clint loves. Clint is a conservative and believes in the Constitution and that America can only reform if the Americans do it, not the politicians with their double talk. He ran and was elected as mayor because he didn’t like what he saw in his town of Carmel, the way the previous mayor and the city council was ruining his beloved (and beautiful town, I visited several times in the early 1970s and again in early 1980s) – running as a Republican. There are few conservatives left in Hollywood – most either Christian Scientists or tree huggers who join other groups of hypocrites vehemently against this and that while they fly around in jets and drive expensive gas guzzlers; as well as wanting Americans to give up property rights because of a small owl that is supposed to be endangered, but wasn’t and so on. Clint Eastwood is one of those few who is for logic when it comes to most anything political.
Here is the video that discusses the ramifications of Chrysler ad, that came out in the wrong time, a time when people are furious over the bailout by the GW Bush and BH Obama administrations of private businesses, the auto industry, with taxpayer funds; so the wording in the ad was an insult, not a boost for many Americans. Of course, if you are an Obama supporter – you saw nothing wrong there. Anyway, here is the video: