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Daily Devotions


If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.

If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.

If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.

If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward

Friday, September 30, 2011

Protect our Constitution and our Second Amendment

Our USA was founded with (y)our US Constitution in the 18th Century after winning “Independence” from Great Britain. This “independence” was won with pistols, rifles and other weapons.  Since that time, America has won WW-I, WW-II, and many other conflicts and wars with a multitude of weaponry, including automatic rifles. 

After WW-II, there were questions as to why the Japanese did not attack America inland after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The primary seems to be that the Japanese generals and admirals knew that almost every home had rifles and other guns, and Americans knew how to use them. Japanese leaders feared losing the war if they attacked America internally. The world's largest army.... America 's hunters! 

As part of our Constitution is the Second Amendment: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” 

Now, 40 Union County residents have sued Dr. Michael Land who legally fires machine guns on a legal,  fully qualified target firing range. I would bet the legal, fully qualified target firing range was there before the suing neighbors. It may be that some of these 40 prosecuting neighbors will not accept our Constitutional Second Amendment’s “right to keep and bear Arms”. Automatic weapons are regulated by Federal Law. It is my information that this legal, fully qualified target firing range is in compliance to all Constitutional law, US Code (Federal Law), and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Furthermore, Dr. Land has “added precautions” to make the legal, fully qualified target firing range even safer.  

It may be understandable for neighbors to feel a certain amount of anxiety when hearing automatic weapons fire. Nevertheless, it is more important for us to protect our Constitution intact, and the Second Amendment.  

Constitutionally, every law-abiding American has a right to own guns or reject their individual ownership of guns. Legally, others should not deny any American the right to own a gun, as allowed under current law, or the right to practice with the weapon(s) on a legal, fully qualified target firing range. You, another member of your family, and/or a neighbor next door may be the “next hero” to fight for your Constitutional “rights” with an automatic rifle in our next conflict or war. 

Oscar Y. Harward

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Subject: A mathematical brain-teasing head scratcher

Subject: A mathematical brain-teasing head scratcher

This is uncanny!  The system picked my favorite movie out of this list SEVENTEEN possible selections!

This amazing math quiz can likely predict which of 17 movies you would enjoy the most.

Movie Quiz:

   1. Pick any number from 1-9. 

   2. Multiply by 3. 

   3. Add 3. 

   4. Multiply by 3 again. 

   5. Now add the two digits of your answer together to find your predicted favorite movie in the list of 17 movies below:

Movie List:

1.  Gone With the Wind

2.   E.T.

3.   Blazing Saddles

4.   Star Wars

5.   Forrest Gump

6.   Old Yeller

7.   Jaws

8.   Grease

9.   The Obama Farewell Speech of 2012

10.  Casablanca

11.  Jurassic Park

12.  Shrek

13.  Pirates of the Caribbean

14.  Titanic

15.  Raiders of the Lost Ark

16..  Home Alone

17.  Mrs. Doubtfire

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Soldier's Final Inspection

The Soldier stood and faced God Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining Just as bright as his brass.

"Step forward you Soldier, How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"

The Soldier squared his shoulders and said "No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work on Sundays And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just to steep,

And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here.
They never wanted me around Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you Soldier, You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."

... Author Unknown

Sunday, September 18, 2011

You’re a Republican???

The following article was written by George J. Esseff, Sr., Westlake Village, CA and purchased as an advertisement in the NY Times. Mr. Esseff has authorized me to reprint/republish his article. The article may be verified @ http://www.snopes.com:80/politics/soapbox/whatiam.asp

A great article to celebrate during America’s Birthday season of July 4, 2008. Thank you, George J. Esseff, Sr. for authorizing all Americans to read this article.

You’re a Republican???

In today’s America, ask a growing number of high school and college students; their teachers and professors; the self-anointed media elite and/or hard working men and women of all ethnicities, the question, “What is a Republican?”, and you’ll be told “… a rich, greedy, egotistical individual, motivated only by money and the desire to accumulate more and more of it, at the expense of the environment … the working poor ….and all whom they exploit…”

I am a Republican … I am none of those things… and I don’t know any Republicans who are.

WHAT I AM … first and foremost, is a loving husband of some 52 plus years, the father of four and an American who’s proud of his country… and his country’s heritage.

WHAT I AM … is the grandson of immigrants who risked everything, including their lives and those of their children, to escape tyranny in search of freedom.

WHAT I AM … is a man who grew up during the Depression and witnessed, first hand, the effects of the Stock Market crash and the soup lines that followed. I watched as both my parents and grand parents, who had very little themselves, share what food they had with a half dozen other families, who had even less.

WHAT I AM … is someone who worked his way through college by holding down three and four jobs at a time and then used that education to build a better life.

WHAT I AM … is a husband who, at age 24, started his own business for the “privilege” of working 60, 70 and 80 hours a week, risking everything I had, including my health, in search of a better life for myself and my loved ones.

WHAT I AM … is a businessman whose blood, sweat and tears…. and plenty of them…, made it possible for me to provide a secure living, not only for my family and myself, but also for literally hundreds of my employees throughout the years. Employees, who in turn, were able to buy their own homes, raise their own families and give back to their communities and their country.

WHAT I AM … is a man who believes in God; a God who has blessed this country… and all for which it stands.

WHAT I AM … is someone who knows, if you doubt miracles exist in today’s world, you need only to look into the face of those who received them … and the eyes of those who give them.

WHAT I AM … is an American who’s proud that his President embraces a belief in God; proud of a President who understands, as “politically incorrect” as it may be, there is evil in this world and for the security and safety of all freedom loving people everywhere, it must be confronted… and it must be defeated.

WHAT I AM … is an American who takes comfort in the knowledge that our President refuses to allow decisions concerning the very safety and security of this nation, to be governed by the political whims of foreign governments.

WHAT I AM … is tired of hearing from leading Democrats who see only negativity in America; racism in her people; class warfare in her society and “political incorrectness” in her character.

WHAT I AM … is a former democrat who now understands that it is the soldier and not the reporter that guarantees us our freedoms of press, speech and dissent.

WHAT I AM … is a man who believes in the sanctity of life. A man who is repulsed by the pandering of the political left for votes, at the expense of the unborn.

WHAT I AM … is a husband and father who believes in the sanctity of marriage and the preservation of the family unit.

WHAT I AM … is a movie go-er who is repulsed by those insecure, socially inept, elementary thinking, ego-inflated “entertainers” who have appointed themselves “experts” in the fields of national security and geo-politics and then use their forum to attack this nation, its leaders and its actions…. much to the delight and encouragement of our enemies.

WHAT I AM … is an American who understands the difference between “censorship” and “choice”. Evidently, these individuals do not, because when these same “celebrities” receive public ridicule for their offensive actions, the first thing they yell is “Censorship!”. What they seem incapable of understanding is… the right of free speech and dissent is shared equally by those offended… as well as those who offend. I support and will continue to support those films and performers whom I choose to … and refuse to support those I don’t. It is my right as an American … a right I will continue to enthusiastically exercise.

WHAT I AM … is a voter, tired of politicians, who, every time their voting records are subjected to public scrutiny, try to divert attention from their political and legislative failures by accusing their opponents of “attack ads” and “negative campaigning”…. and the news media who allow them to get away with it.

WHAT I AM … is a Catholic who loves his God and his Faith… and who’s been taught to respect all religions whose teachings are based in love, peace and charity. As such, I am embarrassed and ashamed of those individuals, in both private and public life, whose decisions and actions are devoid of any sense of character or morals; individuals who are only driven by what’s best for them … rather than what’s right … often times at the expense of many …. including our national security.

WHAT I AM … is a realist who understands that the terrorist attack that murdered hundreds of innocent Russian children could have occurred here, in our heartland. That’s why I sincerely believe America needs now, more than ever, a President who sees with a clear and focused vision and who speaks with a voice when heard by both friend and foe alike, is understood, respected and believed.

WHAT I AM … is eternally grateful to Ronald Reagan for having the bravery to speak out against Communism and the courage of his convictions in leading the fight to defeat it; and George W. Bush for the vision, courage, conviction and leadership he has shown in America’s war on terrorism amidst both the constant and vicious, personal and political attacks both he and his family are made to endure.

WHAT I AM … is a human being, full of numerous faults and failures, but a man nonetheless, who, though not always successful, has continually strived to do “what’s right” instead of “what’s easy”. A man who is challenging the religious leaders of all faiths, to not only preach to their congregations the fundamentals of “what’s right” and “what’s wrong”, but to also then hold them accountable for their actions in both the public and private sectors.

WHAT I AM … is disgusted with the Courts who, on one hand, call the murder of a pregnant woman a “double homicide” but then refer to the abortion of her baby as, “pro-choice”.

WHAT I AM … is someone deeply troubled by a political party which embraces a candidate whose primary “leadership” qualities center around his protesting of the Vietnam war and his labeling the honorable men and women who fought in it, (50,000 of whom gave their lives in that action), as rapists, and war criminals. That same political party then stepped forward this year to block the appearance of a true Vietnam war hero, retired Admiral and former United States Senator, Jeremiah Denton, (a man who spent seven years and seven torturous months in a North Vietnam prison), from speaking before an open session of the California legislature as part of that state’s 4th of July celebration. The reason Democrats gave for refusing to allow this American hero to speak before their state legislature was because of the “conservative” nature of his views. As an American, that troubles me deeply ….as well it should you.

WHAT I AM … is a man who feels the need to spend, $104, 655.60,(tax paid) of his own money, to purchase this advertisement, in order to set the story straight. Some may say this money would have been better spent feeding the world’s poor. At the risk of sounding self-serving, as an American and as a Republican, for the last six decades of my life, I have done exactly that… and more. Following the examples of my parents and grand parents, I have used my earnings to feed the poor, shelter the homeless, provide housing for the elderly and medical care for the sick….. and continue to do so… and I’m not alone in that work.

WHAT I AM … is someone who is paying for this announcement, at my sole expense, in hopes of opening the eyes of those led blindly by ill-informed elements of our great nation, who, through either ignorance, or malicious intent, repeatedly attack and belittle those of us who belong to a political party that holds true to the belief, “… the rights of the governed, exceed the power of the government”. For those interested, I am speaking only as a tax-paying individual who is in no way associated with The Republican National Committee, nor with any of its directors, or delegates.

WHAT I AM … is a man who understands, “the American way of life” is a message of self-empowerment for all.

WHAT I AM … is an American who is grateful that our nation gives each of us the opportunity of self-determination and the right to benefit from the fruits of self achievement.

WHAT I AM … is an American who wants to preserve that way of life for all who seek it.

WHAT I AM … is blessed to be an American…. and proud to be Republican.

George J. Esseff, Sr.

Westlake Village, CA

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Power Hour

Arab/Islamic states consistently vote against the U.S. in the United Nations -- See how they vote at the U.N.!

Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records:

Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time.
Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time.
Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time.
United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Pakistan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time.

US Foreign Aid to those that hate us:

Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.

Jordan votes 71% against the United States and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

Pakistan votes 75% against the United States receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

India votes 81% against the United States receives $143,699,000 annually

Perhaps it is time to get out of the UN and give the tax savings back to the American workers who are having to skimp and sacrifice to pay the taxes.

Pass it along. Everyone needs to know this. Might even mention it to your congressman, who knows this anyway... what a disgrace... no wonder the world has no respect for us.

Verified as true at: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/unvote.asp

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

US Code - Illigal Immigration

U.S. Code:  TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1325

§ 1325. Improper entry by alien

(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts

Any alien who

(1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or

(2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or

(3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

Top Ten Reasons Why No Republican Can Vote for the American Job-Killing Act


by John F. Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicago-based Customs broker and trade compliance lecturer. He has spent a career watching companies move production lines to foreign shores because their communities, their unions, and their government drove them off. And it’s high time we evicted those responsible for this job drain from the halls of government, once and for all.

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So the the president really has presented a bill; we saw the cover on television! Now, let's see what's in it...

Liberal pundits are already lapping up the cream that the president poured into their little saucers, in parroting his claim that Republicans who oppose his new “Jobs Bill” do so because they don’t want to help him win re-election next year. Shameful. Just because the Democrats gauge decisions on how they are expected to influence elections doesn’t mean that Republicans are so irresponsible. Too much projection on their side of the aisle, methinks…

While fear of helping Obama is obviously not a good reason to oppose the American Jobs Act – in fact, Republicans have supported the (tragically few) good things that Obama has proposed, regardless of whether or not they would help him politically – there are plenty of very good reasons to oppose this latest boondoggle and its deceptive $447 billion price tag.

1. Class Envy.

This bill institutionalizes the Democratic Party tradition of setting the unemployed against the employed, the paycheck class against the super rich. The flaw here is of course that we are a capitalist nation with flexible income levels, not the permanent classes of the feudal era to which the Marxists want us to return.

The poor of a decade ago could be the rich of today; the rich of a decade ago could be today’s struggling unemployed. This bill therefore asks Americans to cannibalize themselves, to rob from their neighbors, their future selves, their own children and grandchildren. Exactly the wrong approach for this greatest nation on God’s green earth.

2. Negative Offsets.

There is good in this bill – not much, just a bit – but the way it’s designed, virtually every good piece is offset by a commensurate bad piece. And the bad is invariably more significant, more destructive, than the good. Details below.

3. The Free Trade Trade-off.

Let’s begin with Free Trade Agreements. FTAs are Customs-enforced programs in which manufacturers are rewarded for local sourcing and local manufacturing. Make a product here, and it might qualify for reciprocal duty-free benefits; make it by using too much outsourced foreign components, and it won’t rise to the level of qualifying for these deals.

These FTA programs have been successful for over 25 years, with partners as small as Israel and as large as Canada. We currently have FTAs in place with almost twenty countries, and they work great.
But in exchange for supporting passage of the next three FTAs (with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama), our Trader In Chief has affixed quite a price tag: the vague, costly, and outrageous new boondoggle of a new federal program to support anyone who claims that they “lost their jobs due to foreign competition.”

How do you draw such lines in the modern economy? The federal government simply must not insert itself in the market that way… right down to level of each specific job itself. If Obamacare is a violation of the Commerce Clause (and yes, it is), then so too is this!

4. The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut.

For fifty years, Americans have dreaded the day when Social Security Tax receipts would drop below obligations, turning this “pay as you go” Ponzi scheme into a “borrow as you go” program instead. Halving the payroll tax removes even the fiction that there’s any true investing going on, as the process of trading cash for IOUs comes to an end. No cash, no IOUs, just another giant step along the road to collapse.

Should the Social Security program be reformed, amended, rethought? Certainly. But should the funding mechanism be halved or even quartered with no change to its cost structure at all, as our Investment Advisor In Chief now proposes, accelerating the date of Social Security’s complete negative transformation? Certainly not.

5. The Corporate Tax Credit for Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed.

Rarely in any bill is there so much less that meets the eye. Our generous Personnel Director In Chief has dreamed up a $4000 tax credit for a company that hires someone who was unemployed for at least six months.

This one-time figure would reduce the cost of a typical $50,000/year employee by about 5% the first year (after hiring, training, and benefit costs are factored in), which is less than 1% over the course of a typical five-year employment.

Does anyone believe that a responsible company would allow such a miniscule tax credit to influence their hiring practices? Should they? I’d sell my stock in any that did.

6. The Federal Construction Fraud.

Our noisy Jackhammer In Chief would have us believe that federal funding enables states, counties, cities and towns to tear up and rebuild more roads than would be rebuilt without those federal funds.
The truth is, when you take the king’s shilling, you must dance to the king’s tune, which in this context means Davis Bacon.

Ethics advances over the past century have usually resulted in governmental requirements to bid out construction projects, mandating that the lowest legitimate bid be accepted, to keep the costs low and the chance of kickbacks even lower.

Davis Bacon clauses (originally written a century ago to support the unions at the expense of minorities; go figure) require that you jettison those low bids, and only accept bids that pay union scale!

Since labor is usually the costliest part of a project (gravel is cheap, people aren’t), this often-doubling of the labor rate means that accepting federal money can nearly double the cost of the project. So when the feds chip in for half, it doesn’t end up saving the locals a penny; it just makes a few pols happy, rewards a few shop stewards, and as always… adds to the national debt.

7. The Productivity Drain.

There’s another aspect of the road construction mania that you and I think about, but which rarely enters the bureaucrats’ minds. Traffic congestion.

When a highway is rebuilt, lanes are closed and rerouted for months and months, sometimes even for a year or more. This drops the speed limit by five, ten, even twenty mph for as long as that stretch of construction lasts.

Have you ever been on a long distance trip, losing an hour or two of travel time due to such lane closures? Well, so have the truckers who transport goods to market. So have the salesmen traveling between sales calls. So have shoppers traveling between stores. So do hard working folks who moonlight, catching an evening job or weekend job if they can fit it in to help ends meet.

Both your car and those huge delivery trucks get worse fuel mileage as they idle in the closed lane or soft shoulder, awaiting the green flag from the road crew to go on. Your vacation costs more, your commute costs more, your goods cost more, because the fuel cost and transportation time go up every time there’s a road project, and all must be calculated into the price, into your costs, into both.

This contributes to inflation, to waste of our precious fossil fuels (just threw that in, in case any environmentalists are reading), and it diminishes the number of sales calls that those salesmen can make.

Where we truly must rebuild a road because the road bed is unsafe, sure, rebuild. If it’s really needed, the local government must find a way to do it; that’s their job.

But most of the time, particularly during a recession, when productivity is so very critical, we should tell our Asphalt Pourer In Chief to leave his orange vest at home; we really, truly are much better off just patching those potholes for a couple more years, not ripping up the highway for an extended period and slowing down everybody’s lives.

8. The Teachable Moment.

This president claims that investing in education is a great stimulus, and we need it Now Right Now. It’s Urgent. Can’t Wait!!! (a conclusion he apparently came to sometime in the middle of a vacation he had carefully sandwiched between two other vacations).

But when selecting an investment, the wise man considers its maturity schedule. There’s the six month CD, the five year bond, the ten year bond… any number of choices. If a stimulus program is to help us Now Right Now, then surely our Professor In Chief expects the spending to pay off right away, right?
Well, when will these successfully-taught eight-year-olds begin to contribute to the economy?

Unless there’s an earthshaking change to the child labor laws buried deep in this bill that nobody’s noticed, this investment is the most long-term of them all. The children who might benefit from it won’t be entering the workforce, better trained and better prepared, for another five, ten, fifteen years.
Not to say they shouldn’t get a good education, but honestly… this federal money is just a gift to the teachers’ unions, isn’t it? Of course it is.

It’s just federal money to fund local jobs, so that when the federal money runs out in a year and the local school boards have to let go the insupportable additional staff, the locals get the blame. None of them will remember that their jobs are temporary only because of the man in the White House.

9. The Price Tag Lie.

The announcement is that the bill costs $447 billion, but we shouldn’t worry, because it’s totally paid for. Well, is it now?

In fact, the president has proposed “paying for” all this new spending by raising taxes… which means that it’s not paid for at all.

In December, 2010, less than three short and painful financial quarters ago, the Tax Collector In Chief acknowledged that a recession is the worst time to raise taxes, so he supported the extension of the various packages of tax cuts from George W. Bush’s first term.

How then can he propose a massive tax increase on America’s businesses, on America’s employers, on the people and companies we need to buy, build, and create things, now of all times? How can he watch months of stock market declines, of every indicator collapsing, and propose a tax increase in good conscience?

Easy: either his inconsistency is born of an utter lack of economic comprehension, or President Zero has no conscience at all. In fact, when you add deficit spending, it will cost far more than the posted amount, because of the added cost of paying over time. This bill will cost a trillion or more over the next generation, and the bad points in it will be depressing economic growth for generations as well.

10. The Business Community and the Need for Growth.

In the end, the main reason to reject the president’s plan is simply this: What we need in this economy is real private sector economic growth – the creation and expansion of businesses of all kinds – and this bill won’t produce any.

In fact, its combination of tax increases, funding shifts, make-work jobs, and new bureaucracies would just do even more to quell the growth we so desperately need.

When people have jobs, they don’t need unemployment insurance checks, food stamps, or government programs. What we really need is to stop driving our manufacturing offshore; we need to stop scaring all the innovators out of putting their energy into a startup here in their own country!

If we really want to fix this nightmare of an economy (and yes, the conservatives, at least, really do), the solutions are easy, and everyone knows what they are.

• The EPA needs to stop standing in the way of energy production. Start drilling in the Gulf, in ANWR, in the Bakken Oil Fields. Jump on the bandwagon of the pipeline projects to carry Canadian oil sands to market. Ease up on the restrictions that have kept the United States from building a new refinery in thirty years. Only greater energy production on our part will help us wrest the upper hand away from OPEC, at least for our own economy.

• Businesses don’t react to temporary tax reductions. They operate as they must, in a five, ten, even twenty year window. You don’t build a factory or even add a wing to an existing one if you know you’ll probably have to shut it down in a year. So we need to stop the temporary tax meddling – stop it forever – and what we do change, we must change with the intent of permanence. A permanent cut in the effective corporate income tax rate to 11% or so would do the trick; heck, a cut to 20% would at least be a great start.

• While trade unions have certainly had a place in our history, for the past two generations they have done more to drive employers out of business than to help them be productive and successful for the mutual benefit of stockholder and worker alike. The number of factories driven off our shores by their avaricious, shortsighted unions is legendary, having left a myriad of shuttered factories in their wake since the 1960s, especially across the former industrial heaven of the rust belt. The wonderful productivity advances of recent decades, from automation to management tools like sophisticated ERP systems and quality programs like Six Sigma, should make the United States a manufacturing heaven again; there’s no reason why the world’s next USA shouldn’t be the USA! But it cannot be as long as the National Labor Relations Board can ban an American manufacturer from building and using its own factory, as it recently did to Boeing… or as long as manufacturers must fear that “card check” and other pro-crime tools will be given to the unions to enable violence against their employees. The Department of Labor must be reined in or abolished outright if we are ever to hope for an employment renaissance in the blue collar sector.

• As healthcare continues to improve, the cost of providing it continues to climb, especially since the passage of Obamacare. This monstrous violation of our Framers’ design for our government – this outrageous manifestation of the inability of the left to understand either economics or human nature – must be repealed, and be replaced by something along the lines of Rep. Paul Ryan’s family of reforms, as soon as possible.

• In the end, it all comes down to the great trio of taxes, spending, and regulations. Where the president advocates the utter economic violence that increasing these three must cause, the economy knows that what we need is the exact opposite: lower tax rates, less government spending, and curtailing regulations. Only permanent reductions in these three spheres will enable our nation to thrive again, to again be the economic powerhouse that our Founders meant for us to enjoy.

All we need is for Congress to have the good sense to jettison the president’s plan, then pass the right measures instead, and force the president to sign it. The invisible hand of the economy will take care of us, once we unlock the handcuffs that hold it down.

Doing the right things really shouldn’t be difficult. Sadly, the right things are just rather alien to a president – and his party – who are themselves so very alien to the American experience, the American culture, and the American Way.

Copyright 2011 John F. Di Leo

Friday, September 9, 2011

Obama’s “American Jobs Act” is like having “fatback” fed for a meal

By Oscar Y. Harward

President Obama wants to spend another $457 billion of deficient spending. How many more credit card spending programs can President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats squander putting the burden of repayment on our children, their children, etc.? President Obama says it is all paid for. Under President Obama’s plan, it is “spend now; pay later”. 

In October 2008, Congress spent $1 trillion to bail out Wall Street and the banks. These troubles were related to Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Franks’ legislation which allowed unqualified home buyers to qualify for home ownership when, otherwise, they would not qualify. President George Bush had warned of these changes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMeHgaU8tGE. Democrats ignored these warnings.

Since Obama’s inauguration,  President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats passed legislation for $410 billion for government operations, passed $2 billion legislation “Cash for Clunkers”, passed ObamaCare adding more cost to companies, passed an $857 billion “stimulus” package using (y)our tax monies and the list goes on. These added costs to companies makes these businesses less competitive in the marketplace. Many of these industries are forced to relocate or go out of business.

General Electric (GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt, who heads Obama’s own “President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness”, is relocating GE’s 115 year old X-Ray business headquarters to China.

On a regular basis Obama administration officials provided reports of many jobs as “created or saved” for our economy. Our economy has now “lost” 2.4 million jobs under President Obama’s administration. Mr. President, you spent $857 billion for a “stimulus”! Where are the jobs? After spending $857 billion, there seems to be little to no “stimulus” in our economy.

The excessive price of oil and gasoline is draining our economy. President Obama and his Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) as well as Capitol Hill Democrats continues to deny almost all “known finds” for oil drilling. When Obama took office in January 2009, the price of gasoline was $1.81/gallon. Today, gasoline is approximately $3.67/gallon. Diesel fuel is approximately $3.86/gallon http://www.eia.gov/oog/info/gdu/gasdiesel.asp.

President Obama is now saying that his newer spending bill is for repair and renovation of schools, building more railroads, bridges, etc. These occupations are government jobs at taxpayers’ expense while (y)our economy needs jobs in the private sector. Public schools are paid for at the state level; not at the federal level. You can “betcha” Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats are protecting more of this spending scheme for their Labor Union allies; perhaps, requiring or preferring contractors to operate with Labor Union shop employees.

Amtrak has already drained taxpayers for $13 billion. The average taxpayer subsidy per Amtrak rider is $100 http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-266.html. Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida are responsible Governors who has rejected more government spending for expanded rail service.

The Boeing Company wants to build a new manufacturing facility in SC.  Boeing’s project is jobs in the private sector; however, Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are attempting to stop this “jobs” facility as SC is a “Right to Work” state that does not “require” Labor Union membership.

President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” is more about “government jobs” and a small amount about jobs in the private sector. Obama’s plan will offer almost nothing for improving our economy. It is more like having “fatback” fed for a meal; a small amount of meat and a lot amount of fat.  This “American Jobs Act” is a Socialistic spending scheme. Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money [to spend]."

If Government will reduce taxes, remove the red tape bureaucracy, and get out of the way, our economy will quickly recover. To all, America needs jobs in the private sector. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Obama’s failures

By Allan Jones

9:35pm Sep 5

From now thru November 2012 this should be required weekly, or at least monthly, reading – BY ALL WHO VOTE!!! 

Did you notice WHO Obama threatened when he wasn't getting his way on raising the debt ceiling? 

He threatened to not pay: Social Security Retirees, Military Retirees, Social Security disability and Federal Retirees.

He did NOT threaten to stop payments & benefits to illegal aliens

He did NOT threaten to not pay foreign aid

He did NOT threaten to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates

He did NOT offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired

He did NOT offer to cut down on his or his wife's frivolous gallivanting around

He did NOT threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff

He did NOT threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients

He did NOT threaten the food stamp programs

He did NOT threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters

The list could go on and on.

He is in full political re-election mode!

Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness and his lies?

His type of change is killing our country.

He needs to be STOPPED and only our votes can stop him.

Do not forget about his tactics when it's election time.

Vote Obama out of the Presidency in 2012.