Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This is going to be interesting...

If my hunch is right, we'll see Gingrich rewarded by Mitt Romney soon for essentially hamstringing Santorum in the race. Gingrich will probably wait a week or two before withdrawing - watch for the nod from Romney there.

Race over, but Santorum vows to keep fighting – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs:

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Obama's Response to the US's $16 Trillion Debt? Give $1.5 Billion to the Muslim Brotherhood...

When I first began researching this story, so many thoughts and emotions ran through my head. Obviously, the thoughts began with anger, then confusion, and finally, hopelessness. Because I will have to spend more time gathering my thoughts on this issue, I will first post the links to the stories themselves and then at a later time write a full piece on it. The truth about the nature and goals of the Muslim Brotherhood seem to be evident to everyone but our own nation's leader. Unless that is, President Obama knowingly is going to make a habit of funding organizations that have openly declared war on the United States. Naturally, we won't hear about this from the main stream media who have gone into full campaign mode for President Obama. Reporting a story about how we have just borrowed more money to fund our enemies clearly isn't as important as reelecting a President who at best, is an incompetent leader, and at worst, doesn't have the best interests of this country (as we know it) at heart.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Even Conservative Stars Like Paul Ryan Don't Have the Political Courage to Defuse America's Debt Bomb

On Tuesday, the House Republicans released their budget. Paul Ryan's plan promises to:
  • Cuts government spending to protect hardworking taxpayers;

  • Tackles the drivers of our debt, so our troops don’t pay the price for Washington’s failure to take action;

  • Restores economic freedom and ensures a level playing field for all by putting an end to special-interest favoritism and corporate welfare;

  • Reverses the President’s policies that drive up gas prices, and instead promotes an all-of the-above strategy for unlocking American energy production to help lower costs, create jobs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

  • Strengthens health and retirement security by taking power away from government bureaucrats and empowering patients instead with control over their own care;

  • Reforms our broken tax code to spur job creation and economic opportunity by lowering rates, closing loopholes, and putting hardworking taxpayers ahead of special interests.
However, upon closer inspection, like most political promises, the budget promises are illusory at best. Ryan proposal only cuts federal spending by $5.3 trillion over the next decade. The budget wouldn't balance the federal budget until 2040. What is disappointing is that the budget merely tries to fix the underlying problems instead of eliminating them. As Ron Paul so aptly put it in his press release on Ryan's Budget:

“What is really disappointing is that the GOP budget assumes that the federal government should continue to do everything, or at least almost everything, it is currently doing. We will never have a balanced federal budget, low taxes, economic prosperity, and individual liberty unless Congress stops trying to run the world, run the economy, and run our lives.If Republicans really want to win in November, they will have to draw a clear distinction between themselves and Obama's disastrous agenda. And producing a budget that does not seriously address our nation's debt crisis will not distinguish them at all in the eyes of the American people.

Paul hit the nail on the head with that statement. America needs fundamental changes, not band-aids. Ryan's budget puts a piece of chewed bubblegum on a structural crack in a damn about to break. Apparently, not even "fiscal conservatives" like Ryan have taken the Greek Debt Crises to heart. Don't get me wrong, as far as Republicans go, Paul Ryan is about as good as it gets. He is a smart, articulate, man who I think has the best intentions. If he would have jumped into the Republican primary, aside from Paul, he would have been the hands down best candidate. However, that is also what is so frustrating about his budget. If Ryan is the great white hope for this country's fiscal crises, and this is the best he can do, we as a country are in deep, deep trouble.

What is even more troubling, is the fact that the left is going to their old playbook calling the Ryan budget "dangerous" saying it is: "essentially a shift of money from the middle class, seniors and lower-income Americans, disabled Americans, to the wealthiest Americans, the wealthiest among us." While it is no surprise that the Obama Administration is planning on countering the Ryan budget with class warfare, it is frightening that Obama apparently doesn't take the US debt crises seriously. His own budget proposal would raise taxes on 27% of US households, yet still increase the nation's deficits by $6.4 trillion between 2013 and 2022.

Between the two budgets, at least Paul Ryan's slows down the debt train. On the other hand, Obama insists on keeping the pedal to the metal with no thought on what his progressive agenda is doing to this country.

For a budget that makes sense, I suggest reading this budget. It is pro-growth, pro-free market, and actually attacks the debt bomb head on. However, I'm sure Dose of Sanity would disagree........

The "Main Stream Media's" Treatment of Obama

To those people that actually pay attention, it is not a huge surprise that the main stream media has given preferential treatment to a liberal President. However, in the case of Obama, the main stream media's preferential treatment has been so biased, that it has become detrimental to the American people. The case and point was the media's treatment of Obama's assassination of an American citizen over seas. The decision to kill an American citizen without due process of law was, to say the least, a huge story. Eric Holder even openly defended the Obama Administration's decision in a speech at Northwestern University School of Law, arguing that the U.S. government doesn't legally need judicial review to kill terrorist operatives overseas--even when they're Americans. You would think that such a radical policy decision and stance deserves careful and scrutinizing attention by the media. However, that was not the case. As the last article linked points out, what if Bush would have made that type of policy decision? Do you think the main stream media would have jumped all over the story? The clear answer is, of course they would have, and rightly so.

But, to brush such a sweeping story aside, is absolutely detrimental to the American people. Sadly, unless the main stream media brings things to the attention of the majority of Americans, no one will pay attention. The same majority of Americans have become desensitized to their liberties being stripped away by our out of control federal government. It takes a bull horn screaming in their face "Wake up! Your government has just made a policy decision that they can kill you without judicial review!!" before they will even bat an eye. But, when the main stream media is too busy pandering to their favorite liberal son, they are essentially asleep at the bull horn and a massive power grab goes unnoticed by the slumbering American people.

The question must be asked of the main stream media; what is more important, advancing your liberal policy agendas, or protecting the most basic fundamental freedoms of Americans?