Via Red Square at The People’s Cube
Yesterday [Dec. 4, 2013], President Barack Obama showed once again his desperation regarding Obamacare. In a completely unnecessary speech, he attempted to shift the nationâ€™s attention and re-stoke the fires of economic divisiveness which he defines as â€œinequality.â€
Obama has managed to expand not just the dependency society of the welfare nanny-state but also a gap in â€œwealth.â€ He seeks to sow the seeds of discord among us by saying the expanding wealth gap causes us to â€œtrust each other less.â€ What kind of leader does that? Only a progressive socialist who cares nothing for the country or its citizens, but rather his own insatiable desire for absolute power.
Mr. President, we trust and believe in each other, but we do not trust you.
Stop with the divisive speeches, because we see through you and recognize your desperation. An honorable man would resign at a time when he could still be looked upon favorably â€“ but that is not who you are. Your philosophy of governance is not in keeping with the principles of this constitutional republic. More and more Americans each day are seeing you as an incompetent, unethical, manipulative, lying tyrant. And thatâ€™s just not how we roll in the good olâ€™ US of A.
Dear Leader loves the poor so much, he has created millions more…
(CNSNews.com) – Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.
They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.
There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs,the Census Bureau said in data released this week.Ã‚Â Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.
That means there were about 1.07 people getting some form of means-tested government benefit for every 1 person working full-time year round.
The Census Bureau counted as recipients of means-tested government programs Ã¢â‚¬Å“anyone residing in a household in which one or more people received benefits from the program.Ã¢â‚¬Â Many of these people lived in households receiving more than one form of means-tested benefit at the same time.
Among the 108,592,000 people who fit the Census BureauÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s description of a means-tested benefit recipient in the fourth quarter of 2011 were 82,457,000 people in households receiving Medicaid, 49,073,000 beneficiaries of food stamps, 20,223,000 on Supplemental Security Income, 23,228,000 in the Women, Infants and Children program, 13,433,000 in public or subsidized rental housing, and 5,854,000 in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Also among the 108,592,000 means-tested benefit recipients counted by the Census Bureau were people getting free or reduced-price lunch or breakfast, state-administered supplemental security income and means-tested veterans pensions.
Project much asshat?
(The Blaze) –Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) branded Tea Party members of Congress as Ã¢â‚¬Å“domestic enemiesÃ¢â‚¬Â during an appearance on MSNBC Saturday morning.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Really, you got to think Ã¢â‚¬â€ we take an oath to support the country against all enemies, foreign and domestic,Ã¢â‚¬Â Cohen said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“These are the domestic enemies.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The comments were aimed at Tea Party members of Congress who voted against the debt deal that raised the U.S.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ borrowing limit and reopened government.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They think they are somehow ummÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ likeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ it was all talked in military terms. They think they are some kind of guerrillas there to strike a blow for freedom,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. [...]
“Striking a blow for freedom” makes one a “domestic enemy”…um…NOT.
Enemies of fascist left-wing extremist “domestic enemy” pols who suppress our freedoms each and every single chance they get? Damn straight.
From debt crisis to constitutional crisis…
Rep. Tom McClintock breaks down the debt crisis and the Obama agenda to destroy the Republican Party, Congress, the U. S. Constitution while procuring the power of the purse to an all out dictatorship.
Transcript via Human Events:
The debt limit exists for a simple reason: to assure that public debt isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t recklessly piled up without Congress periodically acknowledging it and addressing the spending patterns that are causing it.Ã‚Â If a debt limit increase is supposed to be automatic, as the President suggests, there really is no purpose to it.
A new dimension has now appeared in this discussion.Ã‚Â Unlike every one of his predecessors, this President has vowed that unless Congress unconditionally raises the debt limit, the United States will default on its sovereign debt.
But a failure to raise the debt limit would not by itself cause the nation to default. The Government Accountability Office has consistently held that the Treasury Secretary has Ã¢â‚¬Å“the authority to choose the order in which to pay obligations of the United StatesÃ¢â‚¬Â to protect the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s credit.Ã‚Â Such authority is inherent in the 1789 act that established the Treasury Department and entrusted it with the Ã¢â‚¬Å“management of the revenueÃ¢â‚¬Â and the Ã¢â‚¬Å“support of public credit.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â The affirmative duty of the Treasury Department to do so is underscored by the 14th Amendment.
Our revenues are more than ten times our debt payments, so paying the debt first to prevent a sovereign default is well within the financial ability of the federal government Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and indeed, it is a fiscal imperative.
Earlier this year, the House passed HR 807, which not only explicitly requires the payment of the national debt in the case of an impasse over the debt limit, but even allows the President to exceed the debt limit itself in order to protect the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s credit.
That measure languishes in the Senate under the threat of a Presidential veto.
Protecting the sovereign credit by prioritizing payments would mean delaying paying other bills Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which is untenable, unthinkable and something much to be avoided.Ã‚Â But it would not imperil the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sovereign credit.Ã‚Â Only the President can do that.
The House leadership met with the President last week and offered to extend the debt limit until November 22nd with no strings attached.Ã‚Â The President refused.Ã‚Â Senate Republicans offered a six month extension, but the Senate Democratic leader refused.
What the President threatens to do would be catastrophic and unprecedented.Ã‚Â The full faith and credit of the United States is what gives markets the confidence to loan money to the federal government.Ã‚Â Even a credible threat of default Ã¢â‚¬â€œ exactly the kind the President is now making Ã¢â‚¬â€ could have dire consequences to a nation that now owes more than its entire economy produces in a year.
So where do we go from here?
Republicans have miscalculated on two key assumptions: First, that the Democrats would negotiate the issues that divide the country; they have not.Ã‚Â Second, that Democrats would seek to minimize the suffering caused by the impasse; they have not.
Given the ruthless and vindictive way the shutdown has been handled, I now believe that this President would willfully act to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States unless the Congress acquiesces to all of his demands, at least as long as he sees political advantage in doing so.Ã‚Â His every statement and action is consistent with this conclusion.
If the Republicans acquiesce, the immediate crisis will quickly vanish, credit markets will calm and public life will return to other matters.
But a fundamental element of our Constitution will have been destroyed.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The power of the purse will have shifted from the representatives of the people to the executive.Ã‚Â The executive bureaucracies will be freed to churn out ever more outlandish regulations with no effective Congressional review or check through the purse.Ã‚Â A perilous era will have begun, in which the President sets spending levels and vetoes any bill falling short of his demands.Ã‚Â Whenever a deadline approaches, one house can simply refuse to negotiate with the other until Congress is faced with the HobsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s choice of a shut-down or a default.
The nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spending will again dangerously accelerate, the deficit will again rapidly widen, and the economic prosperity of the nation will continue to slowly bleed away.
This impasse may have started as a dispute over a collapsing health program but it has now taken on the dimensions of a Constitutional crisis.
Yesterday in Washington, a group of AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s veterans rose up to take a stand against these constitutional usurpations.Ã‚Â I believe the salvation of our nation now depends on the American people joining them.
FDR’s New Deal ‘Planned economy or planned destruction?’ political cartoon published in the Chicago Tribune on April 21, 1934.
On Wednesday [June 10, 2009] the Trib reprinted the cartoon with the caption “This is a 1934 Chicago Tribune political cartoon that many say rings true in today’s political and economic climate. What do you think?”
Plan of action for U.S.
Spend! Spend! Spend!
Under the guise of ‘recovery‘
Bust the government.
Blame the ‘capitalists‘ for the failure.
Junk the ‘constitution‘.
Declare a dictatorship.
Ring any bells? From where I sit the din is deafening.
“The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.” >>>
Former NSA official William Scott speaking at the Economic Warfare Super Panel July 9, 2012.
Snippet of his opening statement:
When the Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, they captured a treasure trove of material that provided some unprecedented insight into the al-Qaeda plans. One of those was a detailed campaign of starting fires throughout the West. And US officials have pretty much determined that some of the fires that burned in California last year, were ignited by al-Qaeda operatives.
Watch his entire presentation:
Today was opening day for the film “The Expendables 2” which is jam packed with action stars, among them; Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. The bomb threats connection to the opening may only be because of anticipated high numbers flocking to see the film. The financial loss in lieu of the threats/evacuations could be quite substantial. Hitting Carmike Cinemas where it hurts, their bottom line.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution) –Bomb threats made to a Georgia-based movie theater company had several metro Atlanta theaters on alert Friday, as well as theaters in other states.
Callers identifying themselves as employees of a vendor used by the Columbus-based Carmike Cinemas made the the threats to theaters, Terrell Mayton, company spokesman, said Friday afternoon. The threats were made in multiple states, but nothing suspicious has been located, Mayton said. A threat was also phoned into the corporate office, he said.
All of the threats concerned the action movie “The Expendables 2,” which opened Friday, Mayton said. [...]
Stay tuned for updates.
You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Provo, Utah (CBSDC) â€“ Jon McNaughton, a controversial artist who often mixes religion and politics in his work, has released a new painting.
In â€œOne Nation Under Socialism,â€ President Obama holds the U.S. Constitution as it burns.
While McNaughton previously depicted Obama stepping on the nationâ€™s founding document, â€œOne Nation Under Socialismâ€ glowers directly as if challenging the viewer….
Whether stale or arresting, the painting turned McNaughtonâ€™s Facebook page into a battleground, where comments are flying from both political adversaries.
But despite the bickering, McNaughton hopes that he will get the â€œpublic talking about what the painting represents. Is Obama pushing a Socialist agenda on the American people?â€
He hopes his art will get people to answer such questions.
â€œPeople need to start talking, and the conversation is about to get heated,â€ he said.
As with his other works, McNaughton released a video on YouTube detailing â€œOne Nation Under Socialism.â€
Love it. The best defense is always a good offense.
In your face Obama!
And it aint pretty…
The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.”
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read: Unfortunately, most voters don’t know this.
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them; and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” — Winston Churchill
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