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11/6/12 A Sad Day in the History of the United States. November 7, 2012

Today we look at Washington DC and we discover that the people of the United States have decided on taking the easy path of having government controlling their lives. Again for the second time Barack Obama has promised an easy life for everyone where he (Barack Obama) will provide everything one needs to “Survive.” What we we have witnessed in this election is “Social Masturbation” 15 Minutes of pleasure, 15 Minutes wasted, 15 Minutes of getting absolutely nothing constructive done. A radical liberal president, a radical liberal Senate and a strong conservative House of Represenatives. So as in the past two years, virtually nothing will get done as far as improving the economy.  Even if the United States does not go into a full blown recession, it will never recover to the levels of success that we enjoyed in the Reagan Era. What does it say about a country that witnesses the turmoil in Greece, France and Germany and still elects a radical socialist president back into office?  Why can’t the voting public look at those European countries and take a cue an not become that. Why did the public elect a president that support the Occupy Movement? Barack Obamas core is seeded in community organizing and social discourse.  It was widely known that if Barack Obama lost this election cities through out the country would burn. Why is that? Very simple. If the voting public would have dislodged the person that promised free living elements to the public, then the community expecting those free entitlements would have reacted very violently.  So now this presents the issue that this has now set a precedent in what people are going to expect out of future leaders of this country. Does this finally fulfill  Barack Obama’s promise to “Fundamentally Change” the United States of America? The Fundamental  cornerstone of this country is the Constitution of the United States.  “Fundamentally Change” means radically alter the Constitution of the United States of America.  We witnessed how hard Barack Obama worked to get re-elected.  Do you or anyone think he will just give up after a second term. Think about this for a moment. Barack Obama passed Obama Care without the blessing of a Republican Controlled House of Representatives. Subsequently a Liberal Supreme Court made the decision to instead of declaring Obama Care unconstitutional, it declared the revenue collecting part of Obama Care to be a “Tax.”  According to the Constitution:

Article 1 Section 7.3

7.3 Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.

And Article 1 Section 8.1

8.1 The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

The Congress is both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Barack Obama and the Democratic controlled Senate passed the Obama Care “Tax” without the consent of the Republican controlled House of Representatives.
That being said, what would prevent Barack Obama from “Fundamentally Changing America” buy fundamentally changing the constitution so that he can run for a third term. Keep in mind when a person accrues that much power over a country, do you think that person would just walk away from that power just because some piece of paper that he or she does not agree with says that he or she cannot continue that control of power?

The Unions have wielded an enormous amount of power under the promise that they (The Unions) represent the middle class workers (of which 16% are unemployed) and will bring them “Social Justice” which is a fancy word for Socialism where all are in an a government or organizationally planned society.

Modern socialism originated from an 18th-century intellectual and working class political movement that criticised the effects of industrialisation and private property on society. In the early 19th-century, “socialism” referred to any concern for the social problems of capitalism irrespective of the solutions to those problems. However, by the late 19th-century, “socialism” had come to signify opposition to capitalism and advocacy for an alternative system based on some form of social ownership.[8] Orthodox Marxists later considered scientific assessment and democratic planning to be critical elements of socialism. In the late 20th century, the term “socialist” has also been used by Third way social democrats to refer to an ethical political doctrine focusing on a common set of values emphasizing social cooperation, universal welfare, and equality.[9] It is used in this way by Third Way proponent Anthony Giddens, who rejects conventional definitions and implementations of socialism.[10]

Here is a peek into the future : Vegas Employer: Obama Won – So I Fired 22 Employees script

Will unemployment go to 10% or 12%. Will Obama impose further excessive taxes to make up for the diminished tax base of the unemployed?  This is what Governor Moonbeam of California choose to do. Instead of encouraging business in the state of California to increase tax flow and the tax base, he choose to increase taxes on those that can afford it the least through higher sales taxes. In the end this will force businesses to close and entrepreneurs to take a harder look at Texas to start their businesses if they decide to even start a business.

God help us in the future.

StMarie.

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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

 

Socialism: A Failed Social Economic Business Model. January 11, 2011

December 11, 2011

It is now time to pay the piper as they say.  California and Illinois have the worst credit ratings than any other state in the Union.

Both of these states have been dominated by Liberal/Socialist/Democrats for years that are pro union and anti-business.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D. CA) has announced draconian cuts to welfare related entitlement programs through out the state (I. E. Greece and Ireland).

This will affect the poorest of the poorest in the state that the  Liberal/Socialist/Democrats proudly tout in campaign speeches to represent and protect so that these economically challenged people will vote them back into office year after year.

Even though Jerry Brown is proposing these draconian cuts he is not planning on cutting the HUGE Government/SEIU entitlement/retirement costs that at least California suffers from.

Here is a hardcore fact. There are thousands and thousands of “Baby Boomers” that work for the State of California as well as other states.  Starting this year (2011) Baby Boomers turn 65 and are starting to retire.  When they retire they are going to collect sometimes up to 80% of their salary for the rest of their lives along with health coverage that is 100% funded by tax payer dollars.

This is unsustainable going into the future. Simple math. A growing number of “Baby Boomers” retiring and a dwindling number of people paying taxes compared to people collection pension money and healthcare from the state.  Keep in mind this same scenario that exists at the federal level.


This employee pension time bomb. is going to force two things.

1. California declares bankruptcy that will make all government and Government Union contracts Null and Void.

2. The Fed starts to print money (Inflation that will not lead to new jobs subsequently not generating a new tax base.) to prop up California’s economy.

This will put California’s financial burden on the US tax payer.  That means that someone in Vermont,
Massachusetts etc. are paying to bail out California and maybe Illinois.

The poor get massive cuts and the government employees and government unions are allowed to be paid the crippling entitlement programs that are the biggest costs in running California Government.

Here is Jerry Brown’s Plan, Ready for this?: Jerry Brown wants to spend millions of dollars for a special vote in June to ask taxpayers for millions of dollars in tax increases.

Does that make sense to you?

Jerry Brown has been Governor before for two terms.  The majority people that re-elected him were not even born then or did not even live in this country during his last term of Governor.

So they have no idea of the damage that he did the last time.

Here in California we have a very unusual proposition that was passed on June 6, 1978.  Proposition 13 helps home owners to able to afford and keep their homes.

Jerry Brown states that he has no intention of dismantling Prop 13, however he wants to attack the subsequent affects of Prop 13 to allow local counties and cities to collect additional taxes to shift the tax burden from the state to county and local municipalities. What exactly does that mean?

People are losing their homes and could be subject to additional property taxes that will further exacerbate the rate of home foreclosures in the state of California.

So instead of being an ambassador to business and courting businesses to start and expand businesses with tax incentives in California creating jobs to increase the tax base,

Jerry Brown has decided to punish poor people with entitlement cuts and even worse punish the responsible working class with tax hikes to pay the unions and fund the state pension train wreck.


The bond rating for California has dropped significantly,  Reason? You need taxpayer dollars to payback municipal bonds. When a municipal bond is issued it has to be backed by tax payer dollars to repay the bond when it is due. If the state is broke it can either raise taxes, issue municipal bonds or cut government spending. Those are the choices. There are only bandaids in the interim  to temporarily patch the fiscal budgets of the state of California.

Stay tuned to what happens in California. As they say “As California goes, so goes the rest of the country.”

ST Marie.

 

The Big Picture. August 17, 2010

It is very obvious that Barack Obama and his lame crew do not have any vision for the future and if they do it is a very damaged understanding of what is really going to happen.  This video has the vision of what will really happen in the future.

Please watch and comment. I will accept reasonable, intelligent comments either in favor or not in favor. I will consider “flames” as junk and will not accept those comments.

Enjoy,

STMarie

 

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.

 

A Travel Notice to Barack Obama May 9, 2010

Dear President Obama:


I’m planning to move my immediate and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.



We’re planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and we’ll need your help to make a few arrangements.



We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and any other prevailing laws.



I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I’m on my way over?



Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:



1. Free medical care for my entire family.



2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.



3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.



4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking

(bi-lingual) teachers.



5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.



6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.



7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.



8. I will need a local Mexican driver’s license so I can get easy access to government services.



9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, however, I don’t plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won’t make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.



10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.



11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.



12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.



13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we
might place on their economy.



14. I want to receive free food stamps.



15. Naturally, I’ll expect free rent subsidies.



16. I’ll need income tax credits so that although I don’t pay Mexican taxes, I’ll receive money from the government.



17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $4,500.00 to help me buy a new car.



18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I’ll get a monthly income in retirement.



I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico. I am sure that President Calderon won’t mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.



Thank you so much for your kind help.



You’re the man!!!

Oh by the way. If I don’t get any results I will have signs like this to carry in Mexico that will say the same about the Mexican State I am living in.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

ST Marie.

 

Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont) and a Drunken Rant on 12/30/09 December 28, 2009

OK this is short.

Senator Max Baucus Drunk on the Senate floor 12/30/09

Now do you know the quality of people running our country? Are you proud that this is who you voted for? Now do you understand how the biggest train wreck in political history (Besides Cap and Tax) is being jammed down the throats of the citizens of the United States of America?

One video is worth a million words and the “Lamestream media” will never cover this.

STMarie