Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: Negotiation Failure could be the Best Option

Fiscal Cliff: Negotiation Failure could be the Best Option

The clock is running down and the two sides couldn't be further apart.  In the end we will get some weak resolution that cuts nothing and raises taxes.  The current crop in Washington don't have the stones for real change, so they we parade around the news all month and then basically do nothing and then proclaim victory before New Year.

The real result is that deficit spending will continue at $1T a year rate until the whole mess collapses down around them.  The good news is that the current occupant of the WH will enjoy the fruits of his labors in full measure.  I didn't think that it would have been any different under Romney and said as much here several times.

We have no one in Washington that was to actually reduce spending for fear of special interest backlash.  Fine, this is the hand we have been dealt and we need to prepare for the result.  Our economy is going to implode as our ability to service our debt becomes impossible, either through higher interest rates or continued deficit spending.

I think is will be the higher interest rates as the world wises up to the fact we have zero intention of paying a dime of it back.  It is good that the implosion happens on the Joker's watch with his buddy Reid in the Senate because when the fiscal conservatives make their move no one will be listening to the guys that were leading us into this mess and did nothing to stop it.

We need heroes of fiscally conservative polices that show us there is a better way then spending our selves into bondage.  We need to show government austerity can turn this nation around.  We could follow the Chile model for Social Security, smaller government which results in small government spending, and remove centralized unresponsive government. The money comes from the people and short make the shortest trip back to the people.

We don't need the feds involved in education.  We don't need huge wasteful organizations who sole mission has proven an utter failure, DoE.  We need to prioritize the activities of our federal and state governments to provide use the correct services they are responsible for and not use Washington as a money laundering operation.  I don't need 10,000 people in Washington tell my local teacher what they need to teach.  That is why we have an elected school board and parents.

Reliance on foreign oil has only grown while under the watchful eye of the DoE and they way out came from companies looking to make more money via new methods of energy extraction.  So why do we need a huge government agency, which is an utter failure involved at all?

Don't worry no matter what happens this month, we will run skipping and singing over the fiscal cliff because he are already over it and head to the ground.  This is just a merry little skit to fool the people into thinking the Clowns in Washington can fix it.  Prepare yourselves for the future, payoff personal debt, put your house in order, and protect what is your own.  The puppet show in Washington is a distraction as we fall into the abyss of debt.  There are still things we can do, but most importantly is take care of our families and get rid of our own debt.  It is going to get very ugly before it gets better (see 1929-1939).

Good luck and God bless.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Why the Heck Not

This seems to be a reasonable solution to the option of do nothing.  If Congress does nothing in the next couple of weeks, we will have just allowed things to be worse in the long run, but that isn't really different than if they do something stupid.  Force the Democrats to accept Simpson-Bowles and own the result, vice allowing them to pin failed policy on the Republicans which they are lining up to do right now.  They have zero plans for compromise and they are going to paper the Republicans as out of touch and unyielding regardless of the outcome.

So pass Simpson-Bowles put them on the defensive if they can't pass it as well. The American people want change in the way Washington is run, while still getting the goodies, so show that we are willing to agree to Simpson-Bowles.  How are they going to argue that it isn't fair and that we didn't cut enough defense?  They can try, but at 21% spending and revenue it is going to be hard to say that things aren't fair.

Will it fix things? No, we are still going to crash and burn because we will never collect the 21% GDP in revenue and real spending will never be cut by the Democrats.  But they will have to explain to the people why the economy is crashing and burning with higher taxes and more government.  The burden will be all on them to show how taxing and spending is/was a good thing for the middle class.  They won and now they will own the train wreck if we allow them to conduct.  It seems crazy to advocate for failure, but that is all that is left to us at this time.

We tried and failed to use reason, now it is time to bring on the pain.  Welcome to the new America of socialism and chains.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Higher Taxes, What A Great Idea!

There are several economist that have a different take on the the Starve the Beast plan and there seems to be some validity in their point.  They say that it doesn't work because the negative feedback loop of high deficits isn't working.  Cutting revenues isn't working, it is only leading to greater deficits.  So what to do to fix the mess?  You allow taxes to rise and allow people to suffer the full weight of this bloated pig.

I believe in austerity to prosperity as a reason to shrink the government, but who is willingly going to give up the goodies the politicians have been passing out for years.  Especially true, if there is zero pain involved to running up a huge National Debt.  If you have a brain in your head, you know that you can't keep running up debt and not expect the economy to collapse.  So, you need fix the mess before that happens and starving the beast isn't working, so why not let Obama raise taxes and force the pain on the people that elected him.

Let's bring on the pain, lets raise the rates on everyone because we all know that just raising the rates on the top 2% isn't going to get the job done.  You need to go all in and add 3-5% for everyone and see what happens.  If that doesn't make them squeal then how about 5% more.  This sounds insane because it is because the much simpler solution is to cut spending, but that is never going to happen, so raise taxes through the roof.

I know this goes against my grain, but I am all in on higher and higher taxes to pay for the cost of this bloated beast.  It will cause the whole thing to pop like a pork filled balloon.  It will get people's attention when they are struggling more and more to keep up with Congress' spending.  The rich will survive, but it will be the middle class that will feel the real burden and the poor will be completely screwed.  ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!

You voted this maniac back into office, so America stand the hell by.  I say tax and spend your way to prosperity because the rich will pay the way.  Just remember that the rich will soon be anyone making over $50K a year, so enjoy the crap sandwich your vote has brought on this country.

Here is another thought, it is going to be a race between high taxes and huge deficits to see which one implodes the economy first.  It is doom time and if you want to survive then I recommend that you payoff all your debt and if you can move to Central America, at least their you can live like a king on what will be left of your precious 401K and since they have already done the banana republic thing your saving should be safe.

The American Dream is on the ropes and Congress is going to raise taxes, so for the first time in my life I say raise the roof and let the pain come.  The idiots that elected all those spendthrift Congressmen and this socialist president need to feel Russian level of pain to pull their collective heads out of their butts.  Pain is a great teacher and school's in for America.

We survived the Great Depression, which will be seen as a cake walk after the next few years.  The rich will live comfortably with higher taxes because they have options for hiding the money, but if you are living paycheck to paycheck or government check to government check then live is going to be very very unpleasant.  As money is sucked away to pay more taxes at every level, prices rise, and people can't afford gas and food.

It is going to be ugly until we wake up to the fact that if you are able bodied you need to work and pay your own way.  Socialism does not work and continues to fail the world around, but it is so seductive with its maximum for minimal work.  I am hoping the strong American tradition of hard work makes a comeback and that people get really pissed off that they have to work to support those sucking the government tit and living better than they do.  There will come a time when life is so miserable that the people will finally wake up and through off the shackles of socialism and restore this country.  I only hope I live long enough to see it happen.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Where do 'We the People' Stand?

All right, the Elections are over & completed as it applies to ‘we the people’ and now the question becomes are we as a Nation any better off because of the choices we’ve collectively made? Have we managed to advance our country and improve our standing in our part of the country or the world? Are we going to improve in a direction that hardworking, honest, diligent people will have their lives improve on a daily basis? Have we reached the stage that we’re willing to answer the hard questions about how we self-govern? 

History says that BHO will continue Rule by Decree as usual without restraint; Congress will do nothing to reverse those decrees (EO's) yet may attempt to give the American people the appearance that they are trying to rein in the madness. In the long run the American citizens will suffer maliciously at the hands of their chosen government for another several years. There is a belief that because this was the last election for BHO all the restraints are off. He speaks of revenge in his campaign against people who do not align with him. It is surprising that an elected official would choose to speak about some citizens in the country he was just re-elected to represent in that way. If memory serves, bullies act and speak that way … Do we really have to fear that the elected leader of our country intentionally wants to extract revenge on some citizens?

Recent history shows us a glaring fact … The United States of American is fractured along partisan ideological lines with diametrically opposed views. That outlook is accurate and difficult to dispute. Many people have taken their political identity and ideology to a level of belief rather than opinion. This entrenches those people’s thoughts and ideas into a much narrower path and reduces any potential for commonality. To seek a lowest common denominator in this vast sea of extreme polar positions becomes almost impossible. This appears to be much worse than a newly divorced couple trying to agree on anything, even if their lives depend on it. It seems that we, as a country, are unable to even agree on the color green which is a very true but very sad statement.

History tells us we can brace for more and higher unemployment, smaller Paychecks due to higher taxes, and the initial stages of hyperinflation due to the Federal Reserve’s unrestrained "Quantitative Easing". We The People will now begin to see what the consequences of our choices will produce when it comes to electing individuals who are supposed to "Represent" US, but make the conscious decision to decide to represent corporations and big government because they want to enrich and elevate themselves above the common man and turn a blind eye toward the people over whom they have been chosen to ‘RULE’ rather than represent, and vote according to the Constitution. We have only ourselves to blame for NOT properly vetting the Candidates and eschewing the political elites to rally behind an honest, forthright human being.

We all too often listened to the Lies and mistruths of the Media, who propagate the messages of those who direct them. There is NO Real Journalism that exists in this country any more, only Opinion and Propaganda, yet WE refuse to hold them accountable in any form or fashion. We, as a nation, have abrogated our responsibility to watch closely and review those individuals chosen to ‘serve the people.’ The standard for public service has ceased to exist. One can lie, cheat, steal, ignore, and abuse the very citizens you’re elected to represent just as long as you provide those citizens with the comfort they crave.

There are many among us who have gone the extra mile to bring salient facts and education to the masses. The Policies whose titles state one thing but the content carries an entirely different message. We appear to have forgotten that words mean something and most often retain a true definition throughout time. Our founding fathers spent an enormous amount of time ‘word-smithing’ the founding documents … The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and The Pledge of Allegiance. Why are there so many today willing to believe that those words, as written, have somehow evolved of changed meaning in a little over two hundred years? We were, and should be, a people of character. Stealing has always been stealing despite centuries of time. Have these words … “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union …” changed in how we see them? 

Some in and amongst us have lost their will to be self-reliant and self-sufficient.  Some have made the decision to walk away from personal choices and freedom in order to embrace cradle to grave hand holding from a bureaucracy. Personal responsibility is almost as common as black and white movies. Rules that numerous generations grew up with have fallen by the wayside, dusty and unrepeated for years. Dependency is a growing social illness that appears to have no boundaries and governments so eager to propagate this illness, contain the masses, and garner additional power as a result. Our founding fathers had enough foresight to warn us about this foreboding consequence. Sadly, just like a pre-teen child, we’ve decided that we know better and shun any advice we may benefit from.  Many look to other nations around the world and believe that Lady Liberty and the United States should alter her over two-hundred year course to pursue a more common path, a more diverse path, a more worldly path …  We have been separated by dozens of generations to King George and we’ve chosen to forget hard lessons learned in the past. The current thinking seems to be that we have advanced far beyond anything expected or perceived and oppressive rule such as existed in the 1700’s could never happen now. If only that were accurate …..

We desperately need to return to self-sufficiency, as individuals and as a nation. We need to embrace our fortitude, courage, honor, values, character, morality, honesty, and standards that made our country a nation so long ago. One positive step in the right direction each day is a beginning. Will we falter – maybe – no one is perfect BUT where there is a will, there is a way. Many reflect on the founders and seek strength in their resilience and perseverance to stay the course. If they were capable of succeeding, we should be able to follow in those footsteps. Never forget that public service was ORIGINALLY to serve the people and was never meant to co-opt power and authority OVER the people. The political elites do not believe this, but the PEOPLE hold the ultimate authority over themselves and THAT has never been delegated away to a chosen few. American citizens have never been, are not now, and will never be political servants. Educate ourselves, educate our friends and family, and educate any willing person you run across.

Someone Else Calling for Third Party

Herman Cain Calls for Creation of Third Party

Herman Cain Calls for Creation of Third Party
Nov 7, 2012
By Todd Starnes
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is calling for the creation of a third political party — saying it is clear to him that neither major political party is willing to address the nation’s economic problems.
“We need a third party to save this country,” Cain told American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer. “This country is in trouble and it is clear that neither party — is going to fix the problems we face.”
Cain agreed with Fischer’s assessment that conservatives are growing tired of being ignored by Republican party leadership — and that many believe the GOP no longer speaks for them.
Cain said it was troubling that Mitt Romney received fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008 — suggesting that many conservatives did not vote on Tuesday.
“I don’t believe the Republican Party has the ability to rebrand itself against the mainstream media machine that blatantly works to support this president and other liberals as well as the Democrats,” Cain told the radio host.
Cain said it would take money, leadership and at least 50 coalitions to create a viable third political party.
“You need one for every state because of the whacky rules state by state that they have that make it difficult for a third party to emerge,” he said.
He said the new party could be made up of not only disenfranchised Republicans — but also Democrats.
“There are just as many disgruntled Democrats would probably be a part of this movement as there are Republicans — who are sick of the political class,” Cain told American Family Radio. “Realistically, it is more viable today than it has ever been.”

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Day After

Well here we are sitting with a bunch of broken hopes and dreams for what might have been.  We rode the roller-coaster and in the end we didn't enjoy the outcome.  Was it any real surprise that Obama won a second term?  Did we have such high hopes that we didn't see this train wreck coming?  Are our dreams for a better tomorrow permanently dashed, with this more than likely outcome?

We can sit around and bemoan our fate and say how is it possible that the Joker won re-election.  The fact is Romney was very few people's first choice and the fact that he lost to a sitting president by so little is actually a miracle.  Does this mean we can sit around and do nothing because we lost?  No, because now is the time when almost 50 million Americans feel they have been screwed by the system.  These 50 million Americans are going to be angry and hurt, so we have to show them there is light at the end of this tunnel of darkness.

We need to show them that the Republican party is a joke and they couldn't even oust a piss poor president like the Joker. The next four years are an opportunity to drive a stake through the heart of progressives because the economy is only going to get worse under such collectivist leadership.  Businesses will only continue to ship jobs over seas.  Prices are only going to continue to rise.  Taxes are going to shoot up.  Misery is going to be the order of the day.

With all this depressing news ahead, what are we to do to keep our own sanity.  We have to show people that there is a different way.  We've had years of Republican rule, that resulted in financial ruin.  We've had years of Democrat rule that only made things far worse.  It is time for a new option.  We need a new fiscal conservative party that drives this country back from the cliff.  This new party is about restoring prosperity through government austerity, which will be a direct contrast to the Joker and his agenda of big brother government.

The one thing that can not happen is for this party to allow the fiscal conservative brand to be stolen by the social conservatives.  It is time to put the social cons in the corner and fix this country.  You are more than welcome to be a fiscal conservative, but leave your theocracy at the door. 

We could have won the Senate if it weren't for dumbass comments on rape, who the hell thinks that rape is a gift from God and who are you to tell that victim they are a monster for making the toughest decision of their lives.  I don't believe in abortion, but that is a very personal choice.  For the heathen out there that doesn't have God in their heart, it might be the right choice for them.  If God wanted that baby born, he would have given it to different parents, He orders all things. 

We should do everything in our power to fix the tragedy, but it should not be the only issue.  It should not stand in the way of fixing the greatest country on Earth.  We need to love our way back to greatness by showing people there is a better way than the government dole.  We need to show them that there is something more for them and there is reward for making adult choices.  The reward is not instantaneous, but it is there and even better than the government dole.

We have the internet and social media to show people that they don't have to rely on the old ways of doing things.  We can show them that facts about government austerity leading to prosperity.  We have to show them that depending on themselves is better than depending on the government.  It is going to be a rough couple of years until the next election, but it is an opportunity to get a message of hope out that there. 

So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, dry your tears, and ready yourself for a bumpy ride.  This isn't the end, but just another opportunity to start a new.  People always need hope when things are at their worst, and things are going to be really bleak. Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?  If it is worth having, then it is worth fight for.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Obama is Number One

That is on the list of worst Presidents of the United States, the only guy thanking him for his auspicious rise to the top is the former number one, Jimmy Carter. Shortages with talks of fair shares, while neither are subject to their misdeeds are the hallmarks of a President out of touch with America.  They both were swept into office after years of Republican stupidity and now hopefully Obama like his predecessor will be swept right back out.

The American people want to work and they want to feel good about themselves.  They don't want to be told that while losing their shirts, they aren't doing enough so the government needs everything else.  Most Americans like to think that they are middle class and above, which most are, and that a brighter future awaits them and their kids if they continue to work hard.  Carter & Obama both doused that hope with their cries for higher taxes and greater government involvement in our lives.  Reagan understood and restored the thought that there was hope in America and the American Dream is still alive and well.

Tuesday we have the opportunity to throw another failed president on the trash heap of history.  We have the opportunity to reinvigorate the American Dream and to put our fiscal house in order.  It will require sacrifice of each and every American, but this country is worth it and so are our kids.  We need to cut the government to the bone and put an end to government PEZ dispenser. We need to take care of those that truly need it and allow those who can to take care of themselves.  We all need to pull our own weight no matter how considerable that may be.

One more for the trash heap and one giant leap for the American Dream. 

Don't Get Out the Vote

Very good take on why anyone voting should be informed and not just some moron that can make it to the booth.  Keep turnout out small and see real change in government.  Having to actually represent the people that pay taxes and work hard to make this country great.  The moron vote is leading this country to ruin, with their high school popularity contests of who promises to give us more.

We need to grow up and take voting seriously, do your damn homework and make a serious effort to know what you are voting for in this election.  Arizona does a very good job of informing the voters on each box on the ballot, so people can make informed decisions if they want to.  It took my wife and I about 2.5 hours to fill in our ballot last weekend.  Even then we could have spent more time searching for information on some of the candidates, but we felt that if they weren't accessible then they really didn't need to be in office.

I encourage everyone to vote, but only do so once you are informed and know what you are voting for otherwise sit on your sofa and what the returns.  Let the people who do their homework take care of things, just like back in high school.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Being Wrong

I don't mind being wrong about Romney for the right reasons.  I don't like that he isn't a strong fiscal conservative, but I would love to be proven wrong on this topic when he is President.  I have never truly liked or supported Mitt Romney because I didn't think he could be trusted to shrink government spending and restore fiscal sanity.  His choice of running mate was a bold one and could have been a huge disaster, but he willingly took a shot on fiscal reformer.  Say what you want about the Ryan Plan not doing enough, but at least he has a plan.

I want President Romney to prove me wrong about him not being able to turn this country around and fix the mess in Washington.  I said it only yesterday that we Americans can take our medicine to fix this mess, if we see positive results.  Look at Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Ohio, see what good leadership is doing to counter the Democrats steaming pile.  I do hope that three years from now our nation has come to fiscal sanity and the swamp has been drained.

I want to be wrong about needing a third party, but on this one I still believe a new party will rise out of the Angry Middle because it is time for serious change.  I want to be proven wrong that Congress has the stones to fix spending and the National Debt.  That they are willing not only to touch third rails, but rip them up and start a fresh.  I don't think President Romney is going to be able fix this mess alone, so Congress needs to get serious about fixing our debt mess and our wasteful spending.  They are going to have to put an end to empty promises and actually make cuts.

Each election year is an opportunity for change and this maybe one of the biggest in this country's history.  As we look back on Jimmy Carter, we see a failed Presidency with burnout hulks of what could have been.  Reagan restored this country and made it work again. Bush & Clinton years were partisan volleyball, which each gaining power only to blow it with crony payoffs and looking the other way.  With Obama the cycle has started again.  I want to be proven wrong and lets hope Romney leads this country back from the brink like Reagan did.  He isn't Reagan, but he is smart and talented, plus his name starts with R, which is a start.

Update - I just read an article by Mr. Charles Krauthammer that sees Romney/Ryan hopefully turning the country back to Reagan after this brief period of hyper-liberialism.  So apparently I am not the only one that hope to be proven wrong about Romney and sees a Reagan like opportunity in the next couple of years.

Friday, November 2, 2012

An Example

How is it that we allow ourselves to be so fooled by politicians into thinking that we are nothing special as a nation and that we would all be better off if we were more like our brethren across the pond.  I guess if you like sitting around collecting the dole and never having a job, it might be a wonderful proposition..

I think it sucks!  I like working hard and getting ahead.  I like not being limited by class or anything else.  I have voted to remove Obama from office and for a capitalist.  I voted against collectivism and spreading the wealth around.  I wish I would have had less of a statist to vote for, but it was a little too close for my taste to risk not removing Obama.

I hope the rest of America sees that this country is great and it works.  We need to restore the swagger and backbone to this country.  We aren't afraid of heavy lifting and we are willing to take our medicine, if we see the positive results.  There are a lot of selfish pricks out there that don't give a rat's ass about this country's future or the next generation, but I believe that there are far more people that love their kids and are willing to do what it takes to secure their future.  I think there are still plenty of us who would do without to not see our kids and grand kids enslaved to the state.

Over this weekend, take some time to talk to others about why you are voting for freedom and opportunity.  You might be surprised to find you are in good company because there are a lot of us out there who just want more out of our government than we are currently getting.  Change starts with each of us and a spark is all it takes to get a roaring fire going.  2010 we flipped Congress on its head, so now it is time to take the Senate and White House.  If we fail in either, we will rally the troops and take the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016.

Don't be discouraged by the lies you hear coming from the media, they are only trying to sell ad time and the worst and more explosive they make things the more ads they sell.  Rely on your own judgement about what you know to be right and what works for you and your family.  Relying on the government or relying in yourself?  Seems to be a simple choice, but it can be scary if you have never done it.

I am sorry for being silent for so long, but I have a new job in a new state and things have been very crazy for the last couple of months.  I love elections and politics, but I hate what is happening to our country.  I want more out of our representatives and our President than a part-timer/semi-retired/golf playing empty suit.  I want someone that is going to sacrifice for this country and is going to lead by example.  Say what you want about Bush, but he was there working and not out playing golf.  He decompressed working on the ranch, not globe hopping to exotic locals on the taxpayer dime.

I hope to write more and I hope there is good news come Wednesday morning that the fiscal conservatives have taken the Senate and House. I will have to settle for a capitalist compromiser in the White House, but that is better than a socialist radical so the change is to the good.

Get out and vote, don't care if you don't like all the choices just make one.  Do your duty as a citizen of the most powerful nation on Earth and know you are voting for all those who can't.  Your vote could me life or death for them and preventing your kids a lifetime of enslavement to the state.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

How long can we continue to ignore the “race” problem we all face as a nation?

Anything that encourages the decades-long trend of racial division along party lines is not good for the country in any way, shape, or form.

Mitt Romney may very well become the next President of the United States. But the polls suggest if he does, he will have minimal minority support at best. In a country that is growing darker in skin color by the decade, Republicans relying solely on the caucasian vote to win elections is not a sustainable strategy for future elections. It may prove to be an unsustainable strategy in this election.

It's not a strategy that's reflective of the party's long history of support for minorities -- from President Abraham Lincoln to a Republican-led Congress passing the Ku Klux Klan Act in an attempt to dismantle the group. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 may have been signed by a Democratic president, but Republicans were the ones who provided the push in Congress necessary to get it to his desk. Remember in those days, Democrats didn't turn a blind eye to racism; they were oftentimes the racists, especially in the South, whose Democratic lawmakers led a 57-day filibuster trying to stop the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

When President Lyndon Johnson signed the act into law, he reportedly said he was handing the South over to Republicans for many years to come. And with that came segregation of a different sort. Today, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana all have white Republicans and black Democrats representing them in the House and Georgia is likely to follow that trend. The Peach State's last white Democrat in the House, Rep. John Barrow, finds himself in a tough race in part because his district has been redrawn to include more Republicans and -- get this -- more white people incorporated in that district.

We have minority Democrats versus white Republicans – geez, so much for a post-racial society in America. In 2008, Obama's share of the white vote was 43%, which Ron Brown reported tied Bill Clinton's 1996 vote as "the party's best performance among whites since 1980." In 2010, the House Democrats received only 37 percent of the white vote. BHO is said to be polling at 38% of the white vote this year. If that number holds, he's going to need more than 80 percent of the minority vote to get re-elected, a threshold well within his reach because Romney has failed and continues to fail to gain any traction with blacks or minorities and has little clue what it means to be Latino in this country.

If he had a clue, I doubt he would've made any joke that referred to 47 percent of the population and is now the infamous 47% video. His road to the White House would certainly be easier if he had chosen more wisely. All of which points us to this: Both parties have a huge race problem.
Democrats have been hemorrhaging white voters for decades and cannot continue to rely solely on huge minority turnout to make up the difference. They need to adjust their messaging so white straight males feel there is still some room for them under the tent.

Recent history has shown minorities were behind the Republican Party once so it would be foolish to think it can't reengage and happen again. The president was correct when he told the editorial board of The Des Moines Register that the growing Latino community is a key to political success. But BHO is in a tight race because the Democrats' message has lost its appeal to a lot of whites.

Now conversely, Republicans are really in trouble because they've all but ignored the black and minority communities. They are losing the Latino community where in the coming decades; whites will most likely be in the minority. Romney may be able to win the White House in 2012 with little support from minorities, which may be good for him presently but bad for the party as a whole considering in 2011 the majority of infants born in America were brown shades and not white.

In two states that have gone red since the Civil Rights Act's passage -- Mississippi and Georgia -- at least 50% of the new babies born were minorities. In Texas, the minority figure is at least 60 percent and growing. Just how long can Republicans hold out, continue to ignore minorities and believe they can maintain a power base? Both parties are facing a crisis because neither has figured out a message that speaks across racial lines, and until one does, political discourse is only going to get nastier, the ideology more partisan, and the two camps continue to grow further apart.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Great Take On Things

This is a great point of view for all Americans to consider.  You are who you believe yourself to be.  You can choose to be a victim or a survivor seeking a better life.  I am inspired by the push back on the parties.  The Angry Middle needs to be heard.  There are a bunch of people in the exact same boat because of mismanagement by Washington.  We need to feed this anger and funnel it into a new party that respects America and Americans.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Future

Here is a nice bucket of ice water for a Saturday morning.  Globalization is a good thing for the guys at the bottom and a bad thing for the guys at top.  With rapid transportation and immediate information sharing the world has become very small place, which in a lot of ways is a good thing.  In the standard of living arena, it is the great equalizer because poor people the world around see and seek a better way of life. Because companies are in the business to make money, those same poor people get the opportunity to provide cheap labor and achieve that better life.  This is not a bad thing for them because it immediately raises their standard of living and over time they build that better standard of living.  All praise the global economy for making the world a better place for all human beings.

But, from whom do these industrious workers "steal" their work from?  The hard working labors of countries that have forgotten that businesses are in the business of making money.  The business world balances all costs against revenues, with profits being the deciding vote.  So, if you raise the cost of doing business in your country businesses will seek lower cost alternatives elsewhere.  So what happens when we the voters force our government to punish those greedy businesses with punitive tax rates and ever changing regulatory requirements?  Of course we need those greedy businesses to pay for exploiting our workers and making money because to do otherwise is "unAmerican".  Really?

But, who pays for these higher taxes and regulatory costs?  Do you really think that businesses pay these?  We the People pay those costs in one of two ways.  The first way if we are lucky, we pay in higher costs for the products we buy.  It is just plain smart business to pass on higher costs to the consumer.  Those greedy bastards passing off the costs to us like that, outrageous I say time to get the tar and feathers.  The fact is that you still want the stuff, so you will pay the higher price.  The second and far more devastating way we pay is in lost jobs.  If the cost of doing business gets too high, those greedy bastards move the jobs elsewhere.  Because if they don't find a way to lower their costs they can't stay in business.  Any business has to make money and to do that they have to factor in the costs of taxes, labor, and shipping against the price the market will allow.  By moving jobs to X country full of poor people, you may be able to rebalance that equation back into your favor.  If you were in  business would you not do the same?

But, who is at fault for this migration?  Is it those greedy bastards in business that need to be competitive and make the most money possible? Is it the poor people who just want a better life? Is it the consumer that wants cheep stuff? Or maybe it is those career criminal politician that just wants your vote?  I say it is all the above because it is human nature to want more and to be successful.  So what does this mean for us at the top of the labor market?  Either we make it profitable to produce in America or we will see the trend continue.  I am saying that we need to stop allowing/forcing our government to punish businesses for providing us jobs.  We need to realize that hard work is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity for a better life.

Hard work you say.  Yes, hard work. Hard work combined with the best legal system in the world made this country truly work, which resulted in the world's highest standard of living.  Businesses would flock back to America, if we reduced their costs especially their tax & regulation burden.  We could provided them with an abundant skilled labor force at a reasonable cost.  I am not saying pay American workers pennies on the dollar, but rather make the balance sheet work in our favor, instead of against us.  Lower taxes, remove the overseas shipping cost, and provide stable reasonable labor rates, so even the greedist of bastards could see the advantage of moving work back to our shores.  We still won't be able to compete in all market areas, but would you rather be building washing machines or flip-flops?

I say bring on the global marketplace and allow open competition because we have a huge advantage because we are the consumers.  Plus, we might still have an outstanding labor pool of smart and willing workers.  Lets once again lead the world in making America the best place to do business, vice the place to get soaked by our government.  If you want jobs then stop making is a bad place to do business by electing yahoos.  Cut or eliminate corporate taxes.  Stop changing government regulation at the drop of the special interest hat.  Stop putting unrealistic labor demands on companies, such as fines for not providing health insurance or making so expensive because you refuse to allow world wide competition rates.

Now is the time that we need to start making realistic choices about where this country is headed.  If we don't choose wisely, this country will end up just another tale of greatness befallen by bread & circuses. With 50% of the people reliant on the government for their livelihood, we are at the tipping point.  Wake up America!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Full Speed "Ahead"

I very good take on how to let the air out of the Joker's Forward slogan. Forward to Destruction is nice or Forward Over the Cliff is even better.  We need to continually frame the Joker's presidency as a failure to move the country in the right direction regardless of his insistence on catchy phases.  Forward to the Destruction of America is the only thing that lays ahead for US if he is re-elected.  We need to move towards jobs, smaller government, and significant federal spending cuts.  We need to move towards prosperity and away from socialism and state-ism.  We need to get the word out that Forward with the Joker is no way to go.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Something to think about!

I tale of gloom for the future that starts right here and now with the November election.  There is rumbling in the news about a drop in our credit rating, which gets the snowball rolling.  Pretty soon we will be borrowing every dollar we spend and all revenue will be going to service our skyrocketing debt.  I have said here a few months back that unless we fix government spending we are doomed to become a banana republic where our money isn't worth the paper it is printed on.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tough Year

I have to apologize for not producing my usual volume of original material or mining of good articles.  As life would have it, I have been busy finding a new job because of my current one is quickly coming to an end.  It was somewhat of a surprise, but the bad news is that there are very few jobs out there for a Nuclear Project Manager.  It looks like it is going to take a trip across country to SC to find a job.  The boss is not happy to be leaving the desert, but she understands that we need me to work and I have to go to where the work it.

This fall really hasn't changed my opinion on the Presidential race because I absolutely what the Joker out, but Mittens is a poor substitute for a true finical conservative.  He is probably the worse kind of "conservative", he is conservative on social issues, while believing in big government solutions are the answer.  I would love to support Gov. Johnson with my vote in November and I still might, but not at risking four more with the Joker.

I have absolutely hated this election cycle because their should have been strong fiscally conservative candidates willing to run, but if there were they were run off by the far right because of social issues or just plain poor campaigning.  I would love to see a new party made up of fiscal conservatives like Huntsman, Johnson, and Christie.  These guys all have negatives when you look at them using the social mior, but they understand the party is over and all the other people's money has been spent.

What are we to do now that we have a solidly crappy choice at the top of the ticket and several down ticket for the Senate and House.  We have to continue to work hard to get as many fiscally conservative  candidates elected and let the other chips fall where they may.  I stinks that with our country on the verge of collapse, this is the best crop of candidates we could field.  It is truly depressing and are we really better off than we were four years ago?  How about twelve years ago?  We have had poor fiscally leadership for over a decade and it is the fault of both major parties.

We need change and a real choice on how to fix this mess, so we will have to wait another two years and another four years to fix the White House.  Make sure that you get the word out on your dissatisfaction with the crap the parties are shoveling our way.  We need to force better choices out of both parties or support an upstart third party.  I say weather the crap of this cycle and start preparing the way for the next.  You need to start early and get on the ballot in all 50 states, which will take serious time and money because the parties won't give up easily.  For the first time in history we have the ability to have a truly grassroots party that reflects the concerns of the people vice the ambitions of the career criminals in Washington.

We need a new choice and we need to start working now to make sure we are ready in 2014 and 2016.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Taxes Paid

I have always hated the class warfare of the federal tax scheme, regardless of where I was on the scale.  I believe in a straight tax that is the same for each and every American citizen regardless of their success or lack of it.  It also means that the poor will pay taxes and have skin in the game of federal overreach.  If the feds feel they don't have enough they could attempt to raise taxes, but that would hurt the poorest of us the most, this used to be the check on out of control spending.  Failure to have this check on their spending the feds have been on a spending spree without restraint.

They use class warfare to hide their criminal activities and a majority of Americans let them because it used to be other people's money they were wasting, but that isn't the case any longer.  It current feeling in Washington is that every dime you earn through your hard work and dedication is not yours because you didn't build that.  They promise to make it all fair by taking from the "rich" and giving it to the hard working poor that have been screwed by the corporations.  This is the current BS that both parties shovel because it keeps them in power because government knows best, this is a LIE!  We the People know best and we need to take back this country.

I have agree with my libertarian friends at RationalNation that we have to support people other than the Joker and Mittens.  We have to be vocal and convince as many people we can that there is another choice.  We will all have to choose as we feel best on November 6th, but up to that point we need to work to inform and educate as many as we can on the failures of the two major parties to fix America's problems through their lies and attacks.  We need to show them that there is another choice and Gary Johnson is that choice.  We need to start the awakening the middle to the possibility of a fiscally conservative, limited government that is based on the Constitution, that believes in a strong national defense, but believes we know how to run out lives.

Gary Johnson for President!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Gloves are off Mitt said bless his heart to Barack

A lovely article that shows that Mittens actually might be on the right track and using an awesome Southern put down.  The Joker, bless his heart, has no idea how powerful such a statement against somebody that phase is.  It is the sickly sweet face of you are dumb as a bag of hammers.  Everyone knows that the target is an idiot, but everyone is too polite to come out and say it directly.  It is a knowing nod of understanding that the Joker is in way over his head and only God can help this fool.  Romney needs to keep hammering home that Obama is an idiot, but surrounding it in sugar makes it palatable to all.  Good job, Mitt.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

You can pick only two

An interesting take on the world and government, but it certainly rings true in our current fiscal crisis.  If you want anything from the government and want it cheap then you either get it slowly or shoddy you pick.  There was a very good idea towards the bottom about offering R&D prizes for development of new solar technologies.  There are a lot of smart people out there that would kill to earn a $10 billion prize and it would be far cheaper than investing in failing technologies over and over.  Food for thought.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Who Do You Side With On the Issues?

Try this short quiz to see which 2012 presidential candidate you side with... Here are my results...

This was very interesting and I fell where I thought I would on the scale of libertarian/republican/democrat.  I most closely side with Johnson and would love to see a libertarian in the White House, but I will have to wait four more years for that dream of having a chance of happening.  This election is about ejecting the Joker from the White House and a vote for Johnson is not going to help that cause.

I think there will be a time in the very near future where a third party with a libertarian (fiscally conservative/small government/socially neutral) candidate will give the big boys a run for their money, but sadly it isn't 2012.  I do see further frustration with the Republicans once they win in November because they are still big government supporters.  Ryan and his plan are going to win this election for Mittens, but the failure to enact real change is going to be the Republican downfall.

Lets be truly honest, the Republicans have no intention of becoming fiscally responsible and can forget about fiscally conservative in the next few years.  They will say fixing government spending is too hard and it would hurt the economy.  They think they would find shelter in being compassionate, but what they fail to realize is the voters that are working their asses off to stay about water are going to punish them for not fixing the issue.  The voters are sick and tired of business as usual in Washington and unless Mittens & Ryan come with the guns a blazing on change and reform and actually get some the Republicans are finished as a party.

Christie is on the hairy edge because people are seeing change in NJ, but they are also seeing negative employment numbers which is not a good thing.  You have a conservative in VA turning that state around, so they is hope on the state level.  The mess in Washington is going to doom the party nationally and open the door to a new party of fiscally conservatives that could give a rat's ass less about the touchstone issues of the left and right wings.  They people want to work and live the American Dream that the parties have both done so much to destroy over the last decade plus.

I love Johnson and his libertarian ways, but I hate the Joker more so hello Romney/Ryan in 2012.  I am still holding out for a true fiscal conservative hero in 2016, but I will take anyone but the Joker.