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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

 

10th Amendment And Other Topics. April 3, 2010

Hello All.

It has been a while since I have posted anything.  There was a time when there was maybe one big political atrocity per week or maybe two perpetrated on the US population by the Barack Obama’s wrecking crew. In the past months it would have been impossible for me to comment on all the things that have happened.  I just would have not had enough hours in the day. As I absorbed the series of events that have occurred, I came to a conclusion that a lot of these events have been exposed with ever sharpening coverage by Fox News Network.  When I first started to blog the Tea Party did not exist.  My goal in my writings was to get people to think. My goal did not include converting Democrats into Republicans or Republicans into Democrats.  My goal was to convert sheep following a good looking guy that spoke really well from a TelePrompTer into Patriotic Americans that would wake up, do their own research, read history and come to the conclusion that Marxist Socialism has been a huge failure in past history. Marxist Socialism is a distorted Utopian view on social/economic, human lifestyle.

Since I have started to blog, the Tea Party has come into existence.  Here is the irony about what is going on.  Most of the people, especially the younger Barack Obama disciples, do not even understand the origin of the Tea Party.  What I mean by that is they have no idea what the Boston Tea Party December 16, 1773 was or what it stood for.  My writings were inspired by trying to re-light the passion of the American Patriotic movement.  No No No.  I am not taking ANY credit for the new Tea Party movement….No.  But this is what I was hoping would happen.

It is very very clear that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosie et. al. have been the most UN-American political party to ever hold court over the United States.  I feel very very confident that we will see the repercussion of this in the mid term elections in November of 2010.

As a follower of the Libertarian Party, I still have a lot of concerns about the mid term elections.  In the past Republicans have been responsible for massive tax spending along with Democrats. This is the core charge of of the new Tea Party movement. The Tea Party is about overpowering government both Republican and Democrat.

The currant issue is that if the Republicans regain control of the House and/or the Senate, will the politicians in control have learned that the people do not want huge, overpowering, dominant, controlling government and continue to make the same fatal mistakes as the currant and past administrations have made.

If we continue to elect the same ilk of self-centered, selfish, egotistical and unpatriotic people to office, the problem will continue to persist.  Maybe I am at the other end of the Utopian rainbow thinking that this could ever happen.  I don’t know. You can comment at anytime.

The next few months will be a political stage show that will continue to show the ineptness of the Barack Obama Tyranny.

I will make one comment on the constitutionality  of the Barack Obama Health insurance train wreck that was forced down the throats of US Citizens against our will.

If we read the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution, It is very easy to see that Barack Obama clearly disregarded the Constitution of the United States of America.  The main point is forcing people to buy health insurance against their will.

TENTH AMENDMENT

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,

nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the

States respectively, or to the people.”

I believe that the Supreme Court will eventually have to hear this case. If they refuse then it will be very apparent that Barack Obama has single handedly destroyed the core reason that the United States even exists.  Remember that the Reason that the United States exists was to separate us from the controls of the British Parliament.  The US Constitution was written to maintain this country’s autonomy from British Rule and the Taxes imposed upon the residents of the 13 original colonies.

If the Supreme Court hears this case that should be named. “The People of the United States Vs. Barack Obama”.

If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Barack Obama, It will be very obvious that something happened behind the scenes. What could that be that would happen?

Can a US Supreme Court justice be impeached and removed from office?

The answer is yes.

“Under normal circumstances, a Supreme Court justice is awarded a lifetime commission.

A Supreme Court Justice may be impeached by the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted in a Senate trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official under Article I and II of the Constitution.

Section 1 of Article III states that judges of Article III courts shall hold their offices “during good behavior.” “The phrase “good behavior” has been interpreted by the courts to equate to the same level of seriousness the ‘high crimes and misdemeanors” encompasses.

In addition, any federal judge may prosecuted in the criminal courts for criminal activity. If found guilty of a crime in a federal district court, the justice would face the same type of sentencing any other criminal defendant would. The district court could not remove him/her from the Bench. However, any justice found guilty in the criminal courts of any felony would certainly be impeached and, if found guilty, removed from office.

In the United States, impeachment is most often used to remove corrupt lower-court federal judges from office, but it’s not unusual to find disgruntled special interest groups circulating petitions on the internet calling for the impeachment of one or all members of the High Court.”

Remember what I have posted before.  I am originally from Chicago and I grew up witnessing some of the most corrupt Chicago Democratic politics on the face of the earth.

Is the threat of Impeachment enough to sway the vote of a Supreme Court Justice?  I’ll let you answer that question. I will leave that up to you to do the research on that scenario.

I highly doubt that the Supreme Court will come to a decision while Barack Obama is still in office as I think this will take quite some time in the court to come to a decision.

However, if the case of “The People of the United States Vs. Barack Obama” comes before the court and is ruled in his favor before he leaves office then it will be very apparent that the corrupt Chicago politics has even influenced the highest court in the United States.  If that happens, all is lost for the autonomy and sovereignty of this country is forever damaged without the possibility of repair.

One last observation:

John Kennedy, a true Democrat: “Ask not what your country can do for you, rather ask what you can do for your country.”

Barack Obama, a true Marxist Socialist:  Barack Obama continues to tell us what our county will do for us.  All we have to do is do as Barack Obama says and pay taxes and the US Government will take care of everything else. The citizens do not have to do anything else for the US Government.

ST Marie

 

An Open Letter to Congressman Adam Schiff (D) (Congressional District number 29 of California) Sent 12/20/09 December 20, 2009

Dear Congressman Schiff.

I am 59 years old and I have health insurance. It is expensive. But I am very happy with it. Will I be able to keep it? Maybe. But I know that if I keep it I will be taxed because I have a “Cadillac Plan” and I will be penalized with a tax because I am considered a “Rich Bastard” because I can afford healthcare insurance.

I am so disappointed in the Marxist Socialist Democratic Party. The United States is now a single central party system just like in Communist countries. The way that the MSDR has bought off the votes of Senators is unprecedented in US History. Being originally from Chicago I have grown up with corrupt Democratic Party procedures. These corrupt policies are what Barack Obama brought to the White House from Chicago.

I’m sure you will be an idiot and vote for this train wreck of a healthcare bill that no one, not event the people voting for this know what is all in the bill because is was written by lay people who have no idea what the people of the United States care about. This is a blatant disregard of the of the desires of the citizens of the United States of America. This is legislation that should have been a bipartisan effort instead of being created behind closed doors, excluding Republicans and Independents. You know this was morally wrong and is not Constitutional. If this passes there will be people in office that will be convicted of treason and put in jail. I will join every effort to see that this happens. In any event because you never spoke out against this bill you will be considered in this movement. Is this a threat….No. Is it a fact? You will have to wait and see depending on how your vote. It won’t be me starting this movement but when it happens I will support it.

The fact that you even support the disgusting Nancy Pelosi and the Pelosians is just appalling. Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstien Et. al. and the SEIU have all but ruined this state of California. Companies are closing and moving from this state in large numbers. The reasons: Excruciating high taxes, crippling EPA restrictions and the corrupt SEIU stranglehold on business in this State. This state will never recover until it is run by any other party except for the Marxist Socialist Democratic Party.

Here is the fact that you have to go to sleep with tonight. “The problem with Marxist Socialist Entitlement Programs is that you eventually run out of OTHER peoples money.”

P.S. Ditto on all of this for “CAP AND TAX.” This is another MSDP train wreck. If you think there is unemployment now wait till businesses get hit with “Emission Taxes.” If you vote for this train wreck of a bill and create “Energy Credits” what do you think will happen? Who will create, trade and control energy credits that are the same as money? Wall Street. Do you thing the corrupt US Government will be allowed to control “Energy Credits.” This will then make the United States officially a Communist Country because the US Government will control everything that that happens in The United States. I want you to vote against any kind of CAP and TAX legislation.

In any event no matter what you do: “YOU ARE FIRED.”

Don’t bother to respond to this unless you say “I agree and I will vote against both the Health Care and the Cap and Tax Train wrecks.” If I get a response from you saying anything else I will consider it a “Canned Response” showing that you do not care about what the the Citizens of the United States really want.

STMarie

 

DNC Web Ad: ‘Enough of the Mob’ 8/6/09 August 5, 2009

This is the finest example of Marxist Socialist Propaganda that I have ever seen in my life time. This is a clear display of the break down of the integrity of the United States of America.  When the Government in Control deems the citizens of the United States are a  “Mob” then this is showing that this country is as divided as it was before the Civil War.  This does not look good for the future of the United States of America.  Every day Barack Obama makes this country look weaker and weaker.  By the DNC showing a total disregard of the citizen’s wishes it demonstrates that we are becoming no more civilized than Iran, Iraq or Afghanistan.

ST Marie

 

Barack Obama and the Tax Tipping Point October 23, 2008

Here is an article that was written by Adam Lerrick a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Adam Lerrick a professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Article displayed below:

Obama and the Tax Tipping Point

Additional articles by economists showing how damaging Barack Obama will be to the United States of America.

The Obama Tax Hike

On Dividend Taxes, It’s a Post-Partisan Race

Keep in mind that this article like so many other articles that show the flawed ideology of Barack Obama are written by economic scholars and not Marxist/Socialists dictators that promise Utopia.

If Barack Obama can present an advanced degree in Economics and all of his papers that he (Barack Obama) has published over the years then he may be far more creditable than just a golden tongued Marxist Dictator pronouncing that Socialism is the answer.

Here are the things that Barack Obama will accomplish if he is elected.

1. Barack Obama will greatly diminish the ability for anyone to save any money either through savings or investing as a huge amounts of money earned will go to the IRS.

2. Barack Obama will greatly reduce the incentive to work as individuals will to look to see how much of their paycheck and saving are being taken by The IRS and they can make more money by being unemployed with Marxist/ Socialist distributions.

3. Barack Obama will discourage companies from growing as they know that success will lead them to be subject to any “Windfall Profits” tax that the Marxist Socialist want to impose.

4. Barack Obama will create a shrinking job market. As companies pay more and more taxes they will hire less and less people to maintain any kind of reasonable profit margin.  People will work much harder for longer hours and any kind of comfortable lifestyle will be stripped from the American Worker.

5. Barack Obama will chase any company that is subject to “Windfall Taxes” off shore greatly reducing the number of jobs in the United States.  This will be primarily in the manufacturing sector but will apply to the service sector also.

6. Barack Obama will greatly exacerbate the growing number of “Working Poor” that will become extremely dependent on Marxist Socialism support. As these number grow it will only mandate even higher taxes to offset the spending load of the Marxist/ Socialist Utopia that was promised to the people that elected Barack Obama in the year 2008.

This is a very compelling article for anyone  to vote for anyone other than Barack Obama.

“What happens when the voter in the  exact middle of the earnings spectrum receives more in benefits from  Washington than he pays in taxes?

Economists Allan Meltzer and Scott Richard  posed this question 27 years ago. We may soon enough know the answer.

Barack Obama is offering voters strong incentives to support higher  taxes and bigger government. This could be the magic income-redistribution  formula Democrats have long sought.

Sen. Obama is promising $500 and $1,000 gift-wrapped packets of money  in the form of refundable tax credits. These will shift the tax demographics  to the tipping point where half of all voters will receive a cash windfall  from Washington and an overwhelming majority will gain from tax hikes and more  government spending.

In 2006, the latest year for which we have Census data, 220 million  Americans were eligible to vote and 89 million — 40% — paid no income taxes.

According to the Tax Policy Center (a joint venture of the Brookings  Institution and the Urban Institute), this will jump to 49% when Mr. Obama’s  cash credits remove 18 million more voters from the tax rolls. What’s more,  there are an additional 24 million taxpayers (11% of the electorate) who will  pay a minimal amount of income taxes — less than 5% of their income and less  than $1,000 annually.

In all, three out of every five voters will pay little or nothing in  income taxes under Mr. Obama’s plans and gain when taxes rise on the 40% that  already pays 95% of income tax revenues.
The plunder that the Democrats plan to extract from  the “very rich” — the 5% that earn more than $250,000 and who already pay 60%  of the federal income tax bill — will never stretch to cover the expansive  programs Mr. Obama promises.

What next? A core group of Obama enthusiasts — those educated  professionals who applaud the “fairness” of their candidate’s tax plans —  will soon see their $100,000-$150,000 incomes targeted. As entitlements expand  and a self-interested majority votes, the higher tax brackets will kick in at  lower levels down the ladder, all the way to households with a $75,000  income.

Calculating how far society’s top earners can be pushed before they  stop (or cut back on) producing is difficult. But the incentives are easy to  see. Voters who benefit from government programs will push for higher tax  rates on higher earners — at least until those who power the economy and  create jobs and wealth stop working, stop investing, or move out of the  country.

Other nations have tried the ideology of fairness in the place of  incentives and found that reward without work is a recipe for decline. In the  late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher took on the unions and  slashed taxes to restore growth and jobs in Great Britain. In Germany a few  years ago, Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder defied his party’s dogma and  loosened labor’s grip on the economy to end stagnation. And more recently in  France, Nicolas Sarkozy was swept to power on a platform of restoring  flexibility to the economy.

The sequence is always the same. High-tax, big-spending policies force  the economy to lose momentum. Then growth in government spending outstrips  revenues. Fiscal and trade deficits soar. Public debt, excessive taxation and  unemployment follow. The central bank tries to solve the problem by printing  money. International competitiveness is lost and the currency depreciates. The  system stagnates. And then a frightened electorate returns conservatives to  power.

The economic tides will not stand still while Washington experiments  with European-type social democracy, even though the dollar’s role as the  global reserve currency will buy some time. Our trademark competitive  advantage will be lost, and once lost, it will be hard to regain. There are  too many emerging economies focused on prosperity and not redistribution for  the U.S. to easily recapture its role of global economic leader.

Tomorrow’s children may come to question why  their parents sold their birthright for a mess of “fairness” — whatever that  will signify when jobs are scarce and American opportunity is no longer the  envy of the world.”


Mr. Lerrick is a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon  University and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise  Institute.

Bob Barr for President 2008

I voted today. Did you?

ST

 

Barack Obama the Hypocrite and Dictator October 21, 2008

I am so disgusted with Barack Obama.  He is just a flaming hypocrite. You must read this article at Bloomberg.

Obama Faults Bankers’ `Greed and Irresponsibility,’ Takes Cash

Barack is bashing bankers while sticking his hand in their pockets.  He is also taking huge amounts of money from lobbyists that he favors.

In a nut shell he has brainwashed both rich and the very poor to BUY his election.  Barack Obama has no creditable qualifications other than being a very convincing Marxist Socialist dictator. I am so livid that we are allowing history to repeat it self by permitting a Marxist Dictator to take over this country.

If Brian Williams worked at a fair and balanced news organization then NBC and MSNBC would do a segment about Barack Obama and the “Fleecing of America”  But alas NBC and MSNBC are hurting for ratings so they don’t want to do any real reporting on exactly what Barack Obama is doing this great country

Isn’t it obvious that this Barack Obama is not the normal patriotic politician running for the President of the United States. The way he is amassing Power and Money.  Doesn’t this seem strange to anyone except me?

This is not a normal election. People have be captured by mob action here.  The voting public has no idea why the are voting for Barack Obama except for “I like what he is telling Us.’  Why can’t people see that this is just a boondoggle against humanity.

Something is really really wrong here.  I am now more afraid of what the future will bring than right after 9/11.  I don’t like it folks and when it comes to judgement of personalities I have not been wrong more than a couple of times in my life.

Just listen to the demeanor in his voice.  This is the demeanor of a dictator.  Watch a tape of Barack and then watch a tape of any dictator in history.  The inflection in his voice. The way he holds his head up  to talk down to people.

I think what he is doing to John Mc Cain is just criminal.  Before the in the primaries Barack Obama promised to stick to campaign spending limits. That money comes from the $1.00 check box on your IRS form that uses that money for campaign spending for the candidates in the final weeks.

Well, Barack Obama was just lying. He had no intention of keeping that promise.  That was the very, very first blatant lie that he told the public.  My friends that was the first red flag that was thrown in my face to start to see that Barack Obama is a lier and has no intetntion of keeping any of the promises that he has made.

Once he gets in control, Between Barack Obama and a very, very nasty person named Nancy Pelosi the economy will just crumble under the weight of taxes.  Small and large businesses will never stand a chance.

Dark days are ahead for us unless Barack Obama is defeated along with the Marxist Socialist one party rule that this country will capitulate to.

I don’t sleep well at night anymore.

Bob Barr For President 2008

ST