Category: Obama


I have attached an article from Yahoo finance and listened to several talks shows and have been hearing the liberal talking heads blame the Tea Party for the “debt deal” that was forced on the President and how bad it was for the country.  Personally, I don’t know how someone can honestly make this kind of statement and believe it. The Tea Party is the only force right now keeping Obama from spending this country into bankruptcy!

This is not a hard concept to understand; you can’t keep spending money that you don’t have because eventually the bill comes due.  How come the liberals don’t blame their own for starting all these entitlement programs and taking money from the working people and giving it to the ones that don’t work!!  Wake up people, because the President says he wants to take money from the “rich people” and redistribute the wealth but we all know in realty it will not be the “rich people” who have their money taken from them it will be the “working people” who pay the taxes in this country.

President Obama has done exactly what he said he was going to do which is to tear down capitalism and redistribute wealth in this country so in order to cover this up the liberals want to blame the Tea Party for taking the country down the wrong track.  Take your blinders off because the country is already off the track. How embarrassing to lose the AAA credit rating and this happened for the first time under Obama so that is why the Liberals are blaming the Tea Party for this mess because they want to take the light off of Obama for the AAA credit rating being lowered on his watch!

I am not defending the Republicans because they have been in on this out of control spending too but for the Democrats and Liberals to put all this on the Tea Party is completely ridiculous.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daniel-gross/u-credit-rating-victim-gop-sabotage-021622372.html

 

Last year the President proposed a payroll tax cut which was implemented for working Americans. While not a lot of money the cut is appreciated and every little bit helps.  However, in the debt ceiling agreement the continued payroll tax cut was not included and postponed for discussion at a later time.  To me this should have been a very important part of the discussion because it is possible the Congress would let this sunset and then the middle class would have their taxes raised on the sly to help pay for this continued unnecessary spending. So the Congress could be ready to “stick it” to us again!!

Don’t think the President is off the hook either for continuing to push for a continued payroll tax cut which I appreciate.  As we found out when we filed taxeS last year this increased the income that was brought home and then had to be declared income and taxeS paid so really no one came out ahead.  If the President really wanted to make a good impression not only would he continue to push for an extension of a payroll tax cut, but tell the IRS they are not allowed to collect any tax on the extra money working Americans received through a break in the payroll tax. Maybe instead of turning the IRS loose on Americans we should have them go after Iraq and Afghanistan because with all that money we gave them tax-free, there would be more than enough to close the budget gap!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/01/usa-debt-payroll-idUSN1E77014520110801

As the war in Libya drags on into its sixth week the 60 day reporting to Congress under the war powers act expires today and the war continues. The Obama administration says this is “not a war” since there are not “boots on the ground”! Who are we kidding?  If this country is providing munitions, logistics etc.. people are fighting and dying on the ground then this is a war!

I have always believed the commander-in-chief has to make decisions on war and security issues, but we are involved in Libya were there is no vital interest to this county and the media is giving the President a pass on this war. Rest assured if this was a Republican it would be the top news story everyday!!

The liberals have to be going crazy because Obama has gotten this country involved in another war, we are still in Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay is still open!  I know we can’t understand all the reasons decisions are made, but the next time there is a conservative in office we all need to remember how the liberals and the media gave this President a pass on the unnecessary war in Libya.

President Obama made his speech last week that as a basis for negotiations for middle east peace that Israel should consider returning to its borders prior to the 1967 war.  From my research this appears to be a first for an American President and the first salvo in what I believe is the beginning of the end of unconditional support for Israel by the United States.  Israel has long said that if they return to these borders their country will be indefensible and this is why they need to hold onto the territory they have.  Also, this land was won in a war started by the Arab nations and they lost so why should this land be given back?

Israel has stated they have no intention of returning to the pre 1967 borders, but I believe they will receive pressure from the United States, EU, and UN to do so because the world is tired of the conflict and want it to be settled. Since the formation of the State of Israel they have been attacked by Arab armies many times and the Arabs defeated every time so what the Arabs could not achieve on the battlefield they will try to get at the negotiating table and looks like they might succeed. Now, with President Obama getting the pre 1967 borders out in the open it won’t be long before the EU and UN fall in line.

To me this is a very disturbing statement by President Obama but I believe it fits into the bigger picture of what is going on in the middle east.  The whole status quo has been changed with the “Arab Spring” that is taking place with autocratic governments being overthrown or others about to be. What a perfect time for the pre 1967 border speech and with the complete turnover of the middle east taking place what a perefect time to finally get this conflict settled once and for all.  But, I do not think it will happen this way because I still think the Arabs do not want the State of Israel to exist.  I think these government bodies I have mentioned will press Israel to accept the pre 1967 border to obtain peace and Israel will reject this.  In turn, as they have done in the past the Arabs will attack with whatever allies they can find.  The EU and United States will blame Israel and not come to their aid, leaving them alone to defend themselves against these invaders.

This is not hard to figure out, you only have to watch and pay attention so I believe the speech President Obama has just made will lead to a chain of events that will allow the enemies of this country and Israel to have the green light for the final push to eliminate Israel.

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=222772

http://beta.news.yahoo.com/without-talks-palestinians-head-un-abbas-113952676.html

 

 

I have watched the war in Libya for the last few weeks with amazement and wonder why the west has decided to launch air and missile strikes in Libya and the reason is to protect the Libyan people and stop a humanitarian crisis.  Using other African nations as an example, why isn’t the west using air and missile strikes in the Ivory Coast where an election was held and the opposition won and the current President does not want to step down.  The possibility exists of a humanitarian crises so we must intervene and stop this?? What about Darfur??  There was a confirmed slaughter of the population but yet no air and missile strikes to help these people!!   I could go on and on, but these are just a few examples I site to show why for the air and missile strike on Libya is a shame!!

In no way am I defending Qadhafi but lets look at what has transpired.  We know he sponsored terrorism and played a part in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland.  This case was pursued for years and I believe the Libyan government paid compensation for this act which they should.  The west was worried that Libya was trying to produce nuclear weapons so a few years after the war in Iraq and Saddam Hussein captured the Bush Administration cut a deal with Qadhafi that he would be welcomed into the family of nations if he gave up his nuclear weapons and he did so.  In the last few years it looked like the West and Libya were getting along and then all of a sudden these revolutions start in North Africa and these governments begin to fall one right after another, but in Libya the government fought back.  The rebels were on the verge of defeat until the west intervened and I bet Qadhafi is regretting giving up his nuclear program because the west does not attack countries with nuclear capabilities!

All the while the liberals in this country attacked the Bush Administration for attacking Iraq and not finding weapons of mass destruction.  I ask this question of the liberals; Is there any evidence that civilians are or were being slaughtered? Libya does not have that many people, was there really going to be a humanitarian crisis?  My point is this, I believe there are powers behind the scenes that set in motion a chain of events that are controlled and manipulated and the revolutions in North Africa were set in motion by outside forces to change the entire structure of North African governments.  When Qadhafi did not go quietly and the rebels were on the verge of defeat then the west intervened because Libya must change and Qadhafi removed from power to help bring the muslim world in line with the New World Order as I believe these are the last group of people who have not bought into this scenario.

Obviously, this is just my opinion and have no concrete facts other than watching events unfold and by following them it is pretty easy to get a general idea of what is going instead of just paying attention to what the media is feeding us everyday.  Think for yourself and it is not to hard to figure out.

Iran continues to make moves for regional power in the middle east and its quest for dominance all the way the Mediterranean sea.  It is well-known that Iran has influence with Syria and in Gaza and rest assured that Iran is building its influence in Iraq as has been reported.  Ahmadinejad continues to consolidate his power in Iran and in turn is extending its influence in the region with this being a major concern to the United States.

As Iran continues with this and its pursuit of Nuclear Power the United States continues to counter Iranian moves in the region. In the last few weeks the United States has deployed a  second aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf with its 60 warplanes to join the USS Harry S. Truman that is already in the Persian Gulf.

The United States continues to build up a large naval strike force in the region and the only purpose of this is to either intimidate Iran which will not work or to use this strike force against Iran which is probably the case.  Remember, President Obama did say during his election that he would not stand by why Iran developed nuclear weapons and this may be his solution to the problem could be around the corner with the build up of these strike forces. I have linked to several articles below:

http://www.debka.com/article/9093/

http://www.jpost.com/

In a speech the President gave to the Hispanic caucus he attempts a quote from the Declaration of Independence and gets it wrong.   Below is the proper quotation from the Declaration of Independence:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.  In the Presidents speech he left out the section referencing “their Creator” and quoted the rest of the wording as written.

Now when I hear his speech and begin to analyze the question comes to my mind as to why he would do this?  It appears the President is reading from a teleprompter so this tells me “Creator” was left out on purpose by the speech writers, researchers or the President himself.  Then the logical person could possibly make the following two conclusions: 1)The President does not believe in a Creator or he was trying to be political correct and not “offend” anyone by mentioning a “Creator”!

In this situation the President is wrong. The entire quotation from the Declaration of Independence should have been read as it was written.  Regardless if the President does not believe in a Creator or if he was afraid someone would have been offended it does not matter.  This is how our history gets diluted a little piece at a time by things like this. Before you know it we will be told the word “Creator” is not really in the Declaration, or “that is not what Jefferson meant when he wrote the Declaration of Independence”.  Rest assured if the President was quoting some founding documents of Muslims and left out the word “Allah” or something like that all h-ll would break loose.  Oh yeah, and leave it to the media for not reporting on this as they know most Americans would have a fit over this. I have posted the link to the YouTube video and title:

Obama Removes God From The Declaration of Independence

I have two follow-up observations to my last post on this subject.  A few days ago one of the founders of Hamas said the mosque should be built in the location selected near ground zero.  Hmmm… I say to him he why don’t we send an organization to Lebanon, Syria or wherever this leader of Hamas is located and start building churches or synagogues.  Better yet, how about building a huge multi story church next to the Dome of The Rock in Jerusalem and see how Hamas and these other muslim groups feel about that!! I find it very hypocritical and odd why the mosque has to be built near ground zero!! To me it doesn’t make sense and there appears to be another motive.

Secondly, it has been reported that Senator Harry Reid the majority leader in the Senate has come out against the building of the mosque. Reid is apparently in a tough senate race and has decided to oppose the mosque for political reasons.  Rest assured Reid would thumb his nose at the citizens of Nevada and the rest of this nation concerning the mosque if he was not in the fight for his political life!!  While the right do build the mosque is undeniable, do the right thing out of consideration for the 9/11 families and this nation, build it somewhere else. Why put the families and nation through this when there is no need to do so.

If you have been following the news you understand the title of my post, if not then let me fill you in.  There is a plan underway to build a mosque which will be a few blocks away from Ground Zero called the “Cordoba House” which will be kind of like a community center for muslims.   In the last week or so a New York city commission approved the plans for the mosque to proceed. There has been an uproar from some 9/11 families and this has offended them as being disrespectful to them and their loved ones who died at the hands of Islamic terrorists.  Now the President chimes in and says he supports the mosque because of this nations freedom of religion that is part of the foundation of this nation.

I have several observations on this that I would like to share.  The President is correct that freedom of religion is a founding principle of this nation and the government should not interfere.  But why put the mosque near ground zero?   Why not be sensitive to the 9/11 families and build this mosque somewhere else?  How many times in this nation does someone say something inappropriate by accident and a few dozen people raise a ruckus and practically demand this persons head?  We are told we need to be more sensitive and understanding.  So I say why not in the case of this mosque?  Why aren’t these same principles applied to these muslims that want to build this mosque?

Why since 9/11 have the American people been pushed to accept Islam as peaceful and make accommodations? Why not do this for Buddhists, atheists or any other so-called religion? While I understand all muslims do not think like these terrorists, it just doesn’t add up why this mosque has to be built close to ground zero.  To me the only logical conclusion is it is being done on purpose to disrespect the 9/11 families and this nation.  Polls show that 65% of Americans oppose this and the President comes out in support of the mosque.  I hope when a Christian organization needs some kind of support the President speaks out for them like he has for the muslims and this mosque.  Why do we care about the President supporting this mosque? so we can show the muslim world we have changed and our trying to be more accommodating and understanding of the muslim world.  I wish the President would be more accommodating and understanding of the 9.5% of people who are out of work and the rest of us that are trying to keep our heads above water.

I believe this President is out of touch with the will of the American and after the mid-term election I believe the President will have a rude awakening and we will then see if he decides to change his policies and focus on the will of the people instead of trying to be politically correct!

As we enter into the end of 2010 the media is full of reports about the increase in taxes that are on the way whether by the expiration of the Bush tax cuts or an increase of taxes imposed by the government.  I have come across and article that was written by Lanny Davis who was special counsel to President Clinton in which he discusses a new ” tax increase bill”  introduced in Congress.  According to this bill there will be a 1 percent “transaction tax” on every financial transaction and we would all pay one cent for every dollar for these transactions whether by cash, credit card.  The article says this tax will not apply to the buying or selling of stock.

Looking at this on the surface some might say ” it is only a penny and it is no big deal” but I say “It is a big deal” if you look at the history of tax increases.   Remember the tax on your phone bill that was still being levied until recently to pay for the  Spanish-American war of  1898!!  This was just recently removed from the phone bill after 100 years and the war only lasted a year! Yet, we as the tax payers were not offered a refund were we?  Look at the payroll tax which started out as “1 percent” deducted from take home pay and compare to where it is today!! These are just two examples but there are many more of this government trying to solve their out of control spending by raising taxes!!

You can be assured that if this bill passes Congress and this “1 percent” tax on financial transactions is imposed a few years later Congress or the President will decide this needs to be increased by 2,3 or 4 percent!!  It will never be enough and this is why we need to pay attention when a bill like this gets introduced in Congress and defeat it now before it takes root.  Because if this “tax bill” is allowed to take root then we will be stuck with this tax for 100 years just like 100 year old tax on your phone bill to pay for the Spanish-American war of 1898!