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An Open Letter to Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) January 13, 2011

I hope you all enjoy this.

Gov Brown.

First things first.
1. I did not vote for you

2. What you allowed the Nurses Union to do to Meg Whitman was the the iconic show of how low a politician will go to get a vote.

OK now on to the the budget.  Read this sentence over and over again.

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to spend millions of tax payer dollars on a special vote to ask taxpayers for millions of dollars.

Let me repeat that.

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to spend millions of tax payer dollars on a special vote to ask taxpayers for millions of dollars.

That my friend is absolutely the dumbest thing I ever heard of. Especially when the taxpayers already told Sacramento NO in 2009.
The Tax and Spend Liberal Marxist Socialists in power in Sacramento now have all but destroyed the business climate in California.

I’ll save you the millions of dollars on a special election for a tax extension.  THE ANSWER IS NO TO THE TAX EXTENSION.

OK then what should you do? A lot of people always complain about what the politicians are doing wrong but never offer a solution as to what they should be doing.
Eliminating Cell Phones and getting rid of unnecessary state vehicles…….Nice bandages. But the those motions are only short term and will be over and done by the next fiscal budget expiration date.
Here are my suggestions:

1. There are going to be thousands of California State Workers that are in line to get huge golden parachutes in the form of pension payments for the rest of their lives and free or heavily subsidized health care for the retirees and their families for the rest of their lives. These entitlement programs are unsustainable as by shear statics of there not being enough taxpayers in the future to fund this future financial train wreck.
What should be done in the future?  Simple. All new Employees of the state starting July 1 will not get a pension, instead they will get a matching fund 401K just like any other company.  When a state employee not longer works for the state either by early choice or retirement, they get their 401K at the end of employment and the state owes the ex employees no more money after termination date.
So now you are saying But what about all the pensions that are intact now.  This is easy, well sort of. The state Comptroller will have to figure out a formula for what each pension is worth today for every state employee.  That is the hard part…or maybe not.
Then by let’s say January 1 2013 all employees will have their pension rolled into a 401K. Again the long term fix is elimination the legacy costs for ex state employees or retirees. This is the long term fix. Not a bandaid like cell phones or state vehicles.

2. SEIU cannot hold a gun to the State Government for future entitlement programs. The same solution above applies to all State Union Workers.

The problem with Government entitlement programs is that it give a false sense of hope to the employees by eliminating the responsibility for the employee to be responsible and save for their own future retirement.
In addition to a Government matching 401K the government should also promote that the employees contribute to a personal IRA in addition to the 401K. No they cannot take the IRA contributions as a tax deduction as long as they are contributing to a 401K, But in the end they will have a comfortable savings so they they will not have to depend on tax payer dollars for the rest of their lives to live on.
The same condition with baby boomers will also apply to Social Security and Medicare. There simply will not be enough people to subsidize those entitlement programs in future years with payroll taxes.
Keep in mind when FDR came up with the entitlement program of Social Security People were only living to maybe 65 or 70. So FDR was betting that after a life time of contributions to Social Security an individual would not live long enough to drain the Social Security System. Social Security turned into a Huge Ponzi Scheme that now when people want to get paid for their investments there will not be the money there to pay back the people that are part of it when they live to 80 or 90 years old.

3. Illegal immigrants.  I know the unions and illegal immigrants voted you in.  What do you think that not one illegal immigrant voted for you?  LOL they either did with false documents or highly influence legal voters to vote for you. The State of California has to stop funding people that enter this country from all over the world illegally.
The state of California has to discourage more people from entering the US Illegally. The State of California can no longer be safe harbor for people that disregard the laws of the United States.  You really need to follow in the foot steps of AZ Gov. Jan Brewer.

4. Lower sales tax to 5% so people can start to spend money again on goods and service. More jobs will be created in the PRIVATE SECTOR.

5. Lower Corporate taxes by at least 20% to entice companies to expand or even start in California to create jobs.

6. Lower the maximum personal income tax bracket to 6%.  Again if more people spend then more jobs will be created.

7. Here is the most important role you can play to get California financially stable again.   You have to become California’s Business Ambassador to the world. Your job it to entice companies to start or expand businesses here in California to create jobs with generous, permanent tax break incentives.

Jerry, if you want to fix the financial condition of California you have to get the unemployment rate down to 5% or less.  If you continue the bad business attitude that Sacramento has had over the years then everything you do, all the bandaids that you put on the wound will not help the wound heal.

8. Finally it is sad that the majority of people that voted you in either were not born yet or did not even live in this country during your last time wrecking the economy in the State Of California.

If you don’t do the things mentioned above then you will be as ineffective as Arnold, Gray and Pete were.  I hope you do not want that reputation to follow you.

I wish you the best in these hard decisions.
RJ
PS incase you are wondering.
I am a Libertarian and I follow the small government, personal freedom, and the opportunity to be everything good that I can be without big government intervention creed.
RJ

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The Unpatriotic Anti American Barack Obama et al. July 7, 2010

I just don’t understand what is wrong with America. What have we become? The idea that we are allowing another nation to illegally invade the United States and supporting the invading country on top of that by granting amnesty to the people that enter this country illegally.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is a PATRIOT. She has championed AZ SB 1070.  This woman is an American Hero and unfortunately will be erased in history books by liberals that are Marxist Socialist Democrats.

In addition, Barack Obama will not support H.R 1868 that would prevent “Anchor Babies” from becoming US Citizens. I have been saying for years that as time goes on and more illegal immigrants enter the US, The harder it will be to stop the progress.  It seems that by the “lamestream media” supporting this invasion by not pointing out how bad the situation is, is just making it even worse.  All politicians know that Hispanics have the capability to controlling this country now. That is a fact. OTM’s (Other Than Mexican) have lost control of this country.  I have to make myself very clear here. I have nothing against Hispanic people as long as they are in this country legally and have gone through traditional lawful procedures to enter this country.  Ever since September 2008 I have said that Obama has an agenda that he is not letting the public know about.  He is an evil misguided person. Just think about what is happening.  Instead of being an American Patriot and defending our borders by supporting AZ SB 1070, he is seeking to destroy this law that allows a state to protect it’s sovereignty, safety to it’s citizens and economy.   It is obvious that Barack Obama has an agenda that is not in the best interest in the safety and sovereignty of the United States of America. Barack Obama and the Marxist Socialist Progressive Democrats have to be ejected from office and never, ever allowed to run for office again.

ST MARIE

 

A Time For Change Is At Hand. 6/29/2010 June 29, 2010

As my retirement years approach I have become very concerned. Many years ago I did my financial planning with the thought that Social Security will be a thing of the past when I retire. With those intentions I proceeded to plan as if there will never be a Social Security Check in my mail.

The current numbers are beginning to prove that for many reasons.

1. High unemployment which simply means that a great and growing number of people are not contributing to the Social Security System.

2. Significantly lower wages which again translates into less money being contributed to the Social Security System.

3. A rapidly growing number of Illegal Immigrants that are working but because of their status of living an illegal lifestyle they tend to live in a “Cash Society” were taxes are not taken from their pay. Rather they are paid in cash at the end of the day or week.

4. We have Barack Obama as president that is very, very anti business and has no desire to give anyone any incentive to become successful. Being financially  successful allows an individual to earn a significant amount of money for a head of a household to be able to keep a house and support their family without relying on the government for help with government entitlement programs.

5. After having conversations with my personal physician, He has indicated that soon he will not take on any more Medicare patients as the government does not pay enough or sometimes not at all for services rendered to senior citizens. This means that I will probably have to stay on private insurance through my senior years to get good healthcare.

So next question is how can this problem be corrected?

I believe that we as a nation should strive to return this nation to a two party system.  A two party system run by the Republican Party and the Libertarian Party. We should work towards banning the Marxist Socialist Democratic Party from ever running again for office.

People have argued with me that the US was always a two party system made up of Democrats and Republicans.  Well that is so far from the truth it is not even realistic.

Here is a list of political parties that have been influential in the molding of the United States of America.

I admit that most of these parties were dysfunctional at best. However they did exist and at one time offices were held in the name of these parties.

Federalist Party (c. 1789 – c. 1820)

Anti-Federalist Party (c. 1789 – c. 1792)

Democratic-Republican Party (1792 – c. 1824)

Toleration Party (1816 – c. 1827)

Anti-Masonic Party (1826–1838)

National Republican Party (1829–1833)

Nullifier Party (1830–1839)

Whig Party (1833–1856)

Liberty Party (1840–1848)

Law and Order Party of Rhode Island (1840s)

Free Soil Party (1848–1855)

Anti-Nebraska Party (1854)

American Republican Party (1843–1854)

American Party (a.k.a. “Know-Nothings”) (c. 1854 – 1858)

Opposition Party (1854–1858)

Constitutional Union Party (1860)

Radical Democracy Party (1864)[1]

National Union Party, (1864–1868)

Readjuster Party (1870–1885)

Liberal Republican Party (1872)

Greenback Party (1874–1884)

Anti-Monopoly Party (1884)

People’s Party (a.k.a. “Populists”) (1887–1908)

Silver Party (1892–1902)

National Democratic Party/Gold Democrats (1896–1900)

Silver Republican Party (1896–1900)

Social Democratic Party (1898–1901)

Home Rule Party of Hawaii (1900–1912)

Socialist Party of America (1901–1972)

Independence Party (a.k.a. “Independence League”) (1906–1914)

Progressive Party 1912 (a.k.a. “Bull Moose Party”) (1912–1914)

National Woman’s Party (1913–1930)

Non-Partisan League (1915–1956)

Farmer-Labor Party (1918–1944)

Progressive Party 1924 (1924)

Communist League of America (1928–1934)

American Workers Party (1933–1934)

Workers Party of the United States (1934–1938)

Union Party (1936)

American Labor Party (1936–1956)

America First Party (1944) (1944–1996)

States’ Rights Democratic Party (a.k.a. “Dixiecrats”) (1948)

Progressive Party 1948 (1948–1955)

Vegetarian Party (1948–1964)

Constitution Party (United States 50s) (1952–1968?)

American Nazi Party (1959–1967)

Puerto Rican Socialist Party (1959–1993)

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (1964)

Black Panther Party (1966–1970s)

Youth International Party (a.k.a. “Yippies”) (1967)

Communist Workers Party (1969–1985)

People’s Party (1971–1976)

U.S. Labor Party (1975–1979)

Concerned Citizens Party (1975–1992)

Citizens Party (1979–1984)

New Alliance Party (1979–1992)

Populist Party of 1980s–1990s (1984–1994)

Looking Back Party (1984–1996)

Grassroots Party (1986–2004)

Independent Party of Utah (1988–1996)

Greens/Green Party USA (1991–2005)

New Party (1992–1998)

Natural Law Party (1992–2004)

Veterans Party (2003-2008)

Christian Freedom Party (2004)

I admit that most of these parties were dysfunctional at best. However they did exist and at one time offices were held in the name of some of these parties.

So why not the Libertarian Party?

Did you ever read the party platform?

“The Party of Principal”

At this time I think the United States is defiantly on the wrong track to Socialism and Communism.  History has proven time and time again that Socialism/Communism has failed time and time again.”

In 2009 the socialist party PASOK led by George Papandreou has won the election in Greece. They picked up a 160 seats in parliament and the results are seen as a strong endorsement of the party, despite an election process in which the majority of Greeks polled indicated that they trusted neither party.

And the results of this election:

GREECE UNDER NEWS BLACKOUT: Here’s How An Eyewitness Describes Today’s Riots June 29, 2010

My friends this is the road we are headed to.  This is what happens when a Socialist government promises entitlement programs to the citizens of the United States that the government no longer has the money to provide.

I have said this time and time gain.  “The major problem with Socialism is that the government eventually runs out of OTHER people’s money.”

The end.

 

Mexico Continues To Interfere With The US Government and How Our Country Is Run. May 25, 2010

Mexican senators to listen, not protest in Arizona.

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A delegation of Mexican senators plans to go to Arizona to listen to opinions about the U.S. state’s immigration law, but it will not take part in any protests against the controversial measure.

The Mexican Senate has already voiced its opposition to the Arizona law, which will make it a state crime to be in Arizona without documents. Mexico’s government says the law is discriminatory and raises the risk of racial profiling.

Sen. Luis Alberto Villarreal says “we are not going to demonstrate,” adding that the senators have respect for a nation’s laws.

Sen. Claudia Corichi said Monday the delegation will meet with Mexican consuls to plan what actions to take if the law goes into effect July 29.

OK so why are Mexican politicians even coming here? Do they think they are going to get elected?  What if the Hispanics in Arizona wanted to elect them. Would they be allowed to hold office in the US? Would they automatically become citizens if they were popular enough to be elected.  What other reason would they want to have any input to the political proceedings and procedures in the State of Arizona. They are telling us they just want to listen.  They know what they are going to hear. What are they going to say?

If they say they  say they respect for a nations’s laws what are they doing here in the first place?

What does this mean?  “Sen. Claudia Corichi said Monday the delegation will meet with Mexican consuls to plan what actions to take if the law goes into effect July 29.”

Why does Barack Obama continue to let this happen and say nothing about it? What Country is Barack Obama’s allegiance to?

I keep asking, Does anyone see anything wrong with this?

Does anyone see what is happening here? Does anyone care?

STMarie

 

Governor Jan Brewer’s Letter to Barack Obama And Several Members of the US Congress. 5/21/2010 May 21, 2010

I am so impressed with this woman.

Now this is transparency to not only the citizens of Arizona but also to the Citizens and Legal immigrants in the United States.

So Far no one has a plan except her for the border. I admire her most because she puts the safety and sovereignty of this nation before a vote.

Here is a letter that she sent to Barack Obama and several members of the Congress of the United States.

Please read this letter.

Governor Jan Brewer’s Letter to Barack Obama And Several Members of the US Congress

If this letter is not taken seriously by Barack Obama and Congress then it is very obvious that this administration doesn’t give a Rat’s Ass about this Country and is more concerned with their jobs and getting re-elected by bribing as many people possible.

ST Marie

 

Barack Obama Proves Yet Again That He Does Not Like The United States Of America.

Maybe it is me, But I don’t think that allowing a president of another nation to address the US Congress and then disrespect the laws of any state or federal entity is patriotic. This happened on Thursday May 20, 2010

I don’t think I am alone  on this. I absolutely admire this speech. It is one of the most poignant responses I have heard in years.  I hope he wins in California Senate and replaces the tired old Barbara Boxer.

This is a very very dangerous precedent that Barack Obama has set.  Why?

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says that he is trying to prevent emigration from Mexico to the US. I’m sure that is just political posturing.

Here is why.  The United States is a “Cash Cow” for him and Mexico. It is easier to send people to America Illegally so they work and send money back to Mexico than to grow the economy in Mexico and employ the people there.

I also believe that Any President of Mexico would like North America to look like the map above. I’m sure this is a deep deep seeded goal somewhere.

Here is the most disgusting thing that happened  on 5/20/10 and I want you to think about this. When Mexican President Felipe Calderon denounced Arizona AB 1070,

Arizona Immigration Law AB 1070

the entire Deomcratic Party got up and applauded him for denouncing the Arizona Law.  This is not only disrespectable  to the Great State of Arizona, it is a slap in the face to the people of the United States and more important to all the legal immigrants that are here in the states now.

To add fuel to this toxic fire John Morton said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, not a patchwork of state laws, he said. This statement was reported by the Chicago Tribune as written here.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-immigration-laws-chicago-20100519,0,6582417.story

So what we are witness is a complete breakdown of the following law.

INA: ACT 236 – APPREHENSION AND DETENTION OF ALIENS

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This country is in a lot of trouble and not a lot of people care about the what is good for the nation.

President John Kennedy is rolling over in his grave and crying because of what Barack Obama and his Marxist/Socialist Party is doing to this country.

John Kennedy was the very last Democratic Party President that I ever liked.

These are the greatest words that any President has ever said in my life time.

Barack Obama says.  Ask not what you can do for your country, Let me Tell You what your country can do for you.

Maybe Teddy Roosevelt said it better about immigration.

Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN

“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

STMarie

 

Illegal Immigration Problem Brewing in the US. May 10, 2010

As always I try to use visuals rather than hearsay to discuss my points.

UCLA Teacher at a rally on the UCLA campus calling for a LA Raza revolution in the United States of America.:

A radical, socially destructive organization called La Raza is being kept out of the sight of the public by the “LameStream” media.  The news organizations are so afraid of this organization they will not air any stories about it….Not even Fox News.

LA Raza and M.E.Ch.A. believe that Aztlan must be returned back to Mexico by the year 2080 and there is a small but growing movement for that to happen.

Here is the map of Aztlan as these groups would like it to look:

Here is a page that discribes in detail what this movment is all about:

What is Aztlan, La Raza and M.E.Ch.A.

As illegal immigration (Which at it’s core is an invasion by another country) grows in the US and this group of people gain more and more power in government, this concept of returning territories to Mexico moves from impossible to feasible.  Next steps would be for this movement to become probable then possible.

The power of this movement comes in the concept of “Anchor Babies” I do not have a crystal ball to see the future, however when I look at certain movements in the US there is always a fesability that something like this could happen.  The sad part is that other than curtailing illegal immigration I don’t know how to guarantee that the the goals of La Raza and MECHa will not be achieved.

As I have always said, I don’t write to change anyone’s mind or believes, I write to get people to think and do their own research on the topics I write about and come to their own conclusions.

ST MARIE