Thursday, November 29, 2012
For all you “Soak the Rich” types, one thing that should be explained is that everybody has something in the stock market. There are millions of small investors when compared to the super rich we keep hearing about. There are municipalities across this nation that have money in the stock market whether it be in floating bonds to pay for school systems and local infrastructure or town and city pension plans. They’re in there. And the small investors, people who have under $100,000.00 in scattered across different stocks like Verizon and Columbia Gas, aren’t exactly what you call wheeler-dealers in the stock market. For most people it has taken a working career to accumulate this sum.Utilities are highly regulated and their stocks don’t swing far up or down but remain a steady source of income for retired people who have worked their whole lives to build up a nest egg. Many retired people have at least part of their savings in the stock market and it’s not particularly big money but along with a 401k and their Social Security, retired folks can live the way they were living prior to stopping working.
I want to add that these were also the people who the government stiffed out of their savings by taking over General Motors and royally screwing the small investor while practically handing the GM Union the company. Not rich people by any stretch of the imagination and actually many retired GM employees to boot!It is the middle class investors who are the people most hurt by taxes on dividends and capital gains taxes, not the super-rich or the just plain rich who can either afford to pay the tax or more likely avoid them altogether. It’s Ma and Pa that are afraid to sell when capital gains rates go up or get whacked when they have to pay the higher rates on their dividends.
If you’re working and contributing to a 401k, you are going to see higher administration costs and fees. If you’re a small stock holder, you’re going to see a tax increase bite into your investment.What’s that you’re saying? You don’t own any stocks in rich Wall Street traded companies so screw all the people who do? Here’s news for you: Stock investment has been very easy for people for quite a while now. With an initial $250.00 a person can buy a big or small company’s stock direct without a broker and reinvest the dividends to purchase more stock so when it comes time to retire, they can then start to draw dividends to subsidize their other retirement savings. Many millions of people, regular middle-class people with jobs, have taken advantage of this savings option. If you have a bank account, you can have a stock account.
Plus, your private 401k as well as your teacher’s pension, your DPW pension, your Police and Firefighter’s pensions are in the stock market.Now the government is going after this too to fund their unwieldy and on the verge of collapse welfare state.
But even if they do, it won’t be enough. Once the government gets their tax hikes, it won’t do anything to bring down the massive debt it has accumulated in just the last year, never mind the last 8 years. Even if the government declares everybody with a job “rich”, it won’t be enough. There just aren’t enough rich folks to take care of everybody else.So when you hear people in government talking about raising the capital gains tax rates, they’re really talking about YOU.
Who did you vote for again?
Friday, November 23, 2012
Yes, I get it, Columbus was a killer. The difference between him and a thousand or so other people who landed on the north American continent back in the day was that Columbus made the new world pay. He found the gold and he found the slave trade. Ok, so now what?This is the time of year where, perhaps emboldened by another four years of an Obama administration that is all for the tearing down long standing “White European” traditions, whatever they are, where everybody and their immigrant uncle rails against Thanksgiving and Christmas. While they’re at it they should unearth the truth about Plymouth Rock, the Liberty Bell and the Tooth Fairy.
I’ll have to say that 1492 was a long time ago yet I can’t get enough of hearing about how ruthless post Renaissance “Euro-Whitey” came over and exploited, deceived and murdered millions of peaceful, communal and environmentally friendly indigenous peoples of both South and North America.Now I realize that one cannot discover a new land when there are already people living on it. It seems to me that the people living there must have discovered it first but I’m just plain tired of hearing about it over and over again every year. It’s really just annoying and it’s HISTORY.
My ancestors, the CELTS, were murdered, enslaved and walled off by the Romans. The Irish had the crap kicked out of them by the VIKINGS and were starved by the ENGLISH not half as long ago as when Columbus did his dirty work for crying out loud. When do we stop carping about the past and move on with our lives and our civilization?One of the statistics of the “New World” was that 90% of the indigenous population did not die from a bullet. Most of the Indians died of disease. Smallpox, a former scourge of human existence everywhere from the beginning of human history and which was finally eradicated from the world only in 1978, killed 1/3 of the population of Boston in 1730 and again in 1740. It generally killed one out of three Europeans it infected. Do you hazard a guess as to the percentage of Indians it killed? Smallpox killed 98% of infected Indians. Sometimes it killed 100%. Disease killed entire villages, some who never even had a chance to lay their eyes on a white man, their bones littering the ground because there was no one left alive to bury them.
The difference was that the Europeans were living in the filth of their pack animals. They slept with them for warmth and caught their bovine and swine flus and the survivors built up immunities. The Indians of the Americas had no such animals and no such immunities. I don’t know what could have changed this fact.If it wasn't Columbus who came over and went “Achoo!” then it would have been someone else.
Perhaps an African, they got around in those days too. But it was inevitable that it was going to happen and I suppose it would be somebody else’s name these people would be cursing. Perhaps it would've been a guy named “Clarence”, “Clarence the Killer!”
And the idea of the “Noble Savage” is a bigger myth than that big “Euro-Whitey” Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox. The tribes were in a state of almost constant warfare with each other and the local indian tribe, the Wampanoag, originally embraced the Pilgrims in the hopes that they would help them in their efforts to repel the aggressive Narragansett of the Rhode Island territory.The Incas and Aztecs were cannibals who practiced in ritual human sacrifice. There is also archeological evidence that the Native Americans of Arizona and New Mexico also ate human flesh.
In his 1586 memoir, "The True History of the Conquest of Mexico", published in 1632, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a man who actaully marched with Cortez during the 1520 Spanish conquest of Mexico, describes scenes of ritual sacrifice that are astounding in their scope and savagery. It is one of the world’s great works and everyone should read it.This is history warts and all and the history of America, like the hisotries of most countries, is the history of conquest. What land has not been taken from another? And the conquerors will not hold it forever either since someone else will surely come along and lay claim to what is under our feet.
But stop whining about it. It isn’t going to change. If you’re looking for a handout, perhaps you’ll get one but if you aren’t, just let it go already and move on.Everybody knows what happened and its all water under the bridge. Nobody living in the U.S. now has ever owned a slave or oppressed an Indian. People like having a day of Thanksgiving and don't give a rat's patoot what the real origin of the day is.
This act is growing tiresome. Get a job!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Yes I know that’s what is known as a Libertarian oxymoron since Libertarians are notorious non-joiners.But the many individuals that make up the Libertarian consciousness have made an impact on this presidential election. It wasn’t an election that the Democrat won or the Republican would have won, it was an election where both parties lost.
Let’s take a look.We had an incumbent president with a below 50% approval rating, presiding over a nation with a real unemployment rate of around 15% and whose wanton patronage of the Public Sector has now all but guaranteed the bankruptcy of this nation. The only boon to the economy president Obama has presided over is that the sale of guns has gone through the roof.
Then there is Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts who, as a businessman, managed to balance the state budget and put in place the Rainy Day fund that the now Governor, Deval Patrick, will rely on to keep the budget in balance since his management of the state has been less than stellar. But for all the good Romney has done with business and saving the Salt Lake City Olympics, he has tried too hard to be everything to everybody most of the time. His image as one sympathetic to big business did not help him and he never rose above a 50% approval rating either.It was the Republican Party that has most resisted change this election cycle. Instead of embracing the masses of Tea Party groups that sprang up with the passage of the National Healthcare Initiative, the GOP fought them tooth and nail and even abandoned Tea Party candidates who were voted in as GOP candidates.
Neither did they embrace the Libertarians out there especially Ron Paul who, as the pillar of Libertarian principles, was branded a “Kook” and out of step with the mainstream. Dr. Paul was dismissed by mainstream conservative media and even had to withstand a withering attack by so called conservative radio talk show hosts across the nation.And yet the Republican Party wonders out loud why they lost.
It has now come to light that the election wasn’t won or lost because of women’s issues or because the welfare nation has grown or even the rise of the Hispanic voting bloc. It was because 3 million registered Republicans stayed home and did not vote. It has also been reported that 8 million registered Democrats did not make it to the polls either. Also the voter turnout was less that the previous presidential contest featuring Obama vs. McCain. Looks like many voters just stayed home.So how can you say a candidate would be a winner of such a contest?
There is no people’s mandate in this election. It only serves to prove that people wanted neither party.Why? Because they are the same party, there is no difference.
I wonder what the vote would have looked like if "None of the Above" was on the ballot.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Yes, its 8AM on the East Coast and the polls have just opened but National Public Radio has just confirmed that President Barak Obama has already garnered enough votes nationwide to gain re-election.NPR, that bastion of fairness, unbiased reporting and pluralism, has assured the nation that they know better than everybody else that President Obama is the most deserving of being president this time and next time too and the vote will certainly be in his favor once all the strings have been pulled. Figuratively speaking, of course.
Why question their results?It's over now so sit down and shut up if you know what's good for you.
Monday, November 5, 2012
But we know all this. EVERYBODY knows all this!
So why is this guy so composed and so confident of victory this November?
Every private sector working person in this country, new citizen and native born, non-citizen and citizen, has got to be tired of seeing government institutions saved while their private enterprises crumble.
Who would vote this guy in for another four years?
Only people who THINK they will get ahead under another four years of Obama. People whose primary bread and butter is from the government. And there are plenty these days.
Public unions, Federal and State employees from the IRS to the TSA, Homeland Security and, of course, the “downtrodden” the people on the endless public dole, SSI, WIC and whatever other State tit sticking out of a government issue brassiere you can think of.
Then there are the Community Organizer/Activist ACORN-like organizations that the Obama Administration has cultivated in their “Get out the Vote” programs. This is the Obama administrations paid mob and voting "experts".
I suppose elections these days have become almost biblical in nature. The dead will rise but instead of ascending to heaven, they’ll go to the polls and vote.Florida and California have uncovered massive voter fraud in there registration rolls. Voter fraud is everywhere and it can be attributable the loosening of the voter registration process under the “Motor/Voter” bills. These bills, where a person can register to vote while they’re getting their driver’s licenses renewed, is a perfect opportunity for fraud especially since many states are giving non-citizens the right to drive an automobile. The government cannot be relyed upon to administer this program because they're looking the other way.
So while you’re getting your illegal license or fake ID, you can also get your illegal voter registration. Onyango Obama, Barack Obama's uncle who was arrested for drunk driving last year had a valid driver's liscense for the state of Massachusetts even though he was in the country illegally. He was elegible to vote. He didn't but he could have. How did this happen? Because the state enables him and other illegals to do so. Their job is supposed to be to stop such things from happening but they didn't. Why? Because they get their marching orders, not from the people who pay their salaries but from their bosses who owe their jobs to the political kleptocrasy that passes for good governement these days.One of the tenants of government is to administer voter registration. They aren't. If they can’t then they should either scrap their Motor/ Voter registrations programs or simply deny non-citizens the right to drive. Period.
Then there are the “Immigrant Advocates” and their ACLU legal storm-troopers that assail any efforts to cleanup state voting irregularities with law suits and accusations of racism.There’s also the government itself. The Department of Justice has filed suit against states attempts to initiate Voter ID laws. Yet they look the other way when leftist groups like ACORN and the New Black Pathers attempt to undermine the vote in favor of Obama.
I suspect the New Black Panthers will be back on the street also since nothing happened to them last time since that blatant racist Eric Holder refused to prosecute them because they are "his people".
Wouldn’t we all want to know if people are voting legally in this country? I guess not. When the state of Florida asked the Department of Homeland Security requesting access to their federal citizenship databases, they were denied.
These are the ways Obama plans to get re-elected. This is about getting votes and holding onto power!The presidency of the United States is an opportunity that Barak Obama has squandered. He has abdicated sound judgment to promote disunion, chosen every path to chaos over unity and rewards failure over success. He grinds his ax for all to see.
To Obama, the Captain of a sinking ship is still the Captain.
To Obama, the Captain of a sinking ship is still the Captain.
His intellectual mission has either been to bring up the lower classes by bringing down the higher classes or he was aiming at just causing chaos from the beginning. But either way it is clear he favors chaos over order, class warfare over unity and spending over saving. To a man like this, any way justifys the means.
Obama may not have success on his side or truth or even substance but he has legions of fraud-meisters and that could be all that he needs.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Everywhere you look there’s a dig at Mitt Romney. All media circles on the Internet have captions either proclaiming some gaff by Romney or some new accolade for the President.
Reuter’s, The Associated Press, NPR and MSN have always been in the bucket for Obama with their over-the-top gushing for everything Obama and overt bashing of everything Tea Party and Republican but every link is directly connected to something praising “our dear leader” or mentioning some slip on a banana peel by his “most disloyal opponent”. They are all compromised in some fashion whether it’s a link or a directly published article. Quite frankly it’s disgusting how soundly these outfits have been bought and paid for by the government machine.
Look at what's out there now on every outlet except for The Savage Nation and The Drudge Report.Google news is a great example because none of there so called “news” links have anything promising to say about Mitt Romney. None. There are no links with anything good to say about the presidential hopeful? I’ll bet there is, somewhere. But Google, for all their eggheads working there, can’t seem to come up with one. How strange.
Bottom line is that there are no longer any trusted news sources on the national level. If they can’t be trusted to bring you the news or even give us the real time line on the Bengazi consulate attack, then there is not a word to be believed in ANY of their content. You are on your own as a truth consumer. You’ll just have to go find it yourself and not rely on big media “News”. You’d be a fool to do so. Every story is suspect.I think Mitt Romney fell for the latest news “plant” where Jeep “announced” they were moving production to China. Mitt’s people pounced on it but then Jeep came out and said they were doing nothing of the sort, in fact they were going to create more jobs in Detroit and that Mitt was lying about the whole thing. This smacks of a set-up. This is what the truth is up against in this country.
So what we have is a propaganda machine that has seen few rivals in the history of the world and will perhaps be the envy of Statists and Dictators everywhere.So while you’re watching the Evening “news” on TV and thinking how wonderful we are to live in a free society, I’d say you should think again.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
One need not look any farther, indeed, if one should need more proof of how disconnected from mainstream realities Mayor for Life; Michael Bloomberg is. He just has no idea. He goes to his board meetings, checks his bank account, goes to his office and goes home with no inkling of what the real problems are and how they are to be solved.
The news is that it looks like Michael Bloomberg has taken a sidetrack in his excellency's most glorious efforts to ban the 64 oz. Soda in NYC to tilt at yet another windmill: Global Warming.
Oops, I meant “Climate Change”. I forgot that it’s not called Global Warming anymore. It’s called “Climate Change” now since it’s been proven 100 times over that the planet is not getting warmer.There have been plenty of scientists who’ve shot holes through the “Climate Change” ruse too but as long as the Political Left still act like it’s a real thing and broadcast it daily on NPR and other government run media organizations, well I guess we’ll continue to hear about it.
So with the Federal Government spending itself into default, companies continuing to close or laying off thousands of workers to join the millions of people already out of work, regulations strangling the businesses that remain, Increased taxes looming, people who are working going years without a raise, States ability to hold up its bloated public workforces dwindling at the resultant drop in tax revenue, a crumbling infrastructure and failure at every level of our government, what monumental cause does Mayor Michael Bloomberg choose to champion?Climate Change!
That’s the biggest cause of the country's problems in Mayor Bloomberg’s Ivory Tower.Who still thinks this man is a rational human being?
New York is facing a $6 Billion dollar bill for the latest Tropical Storm Turned Campaign Issue: Sandy. How does one get the government to turn up the printing press to get New York the dough? What have they got left to sell? I know, endorse Obama for re-election! Yay, we’re saved!So Mayor Bloomberg has taken his neatly pressed Brown Shirt out of the closet to march along with the Global Warm…I mean Climate Change crowd to now hail Obama. Hail Obama!
And like everybody else who is either endorsing or voting for President Obama this time around, Bloomberg can't think of a good reason other than to say that it’s President Obama who recognizes this looming threat to the world and that Mitt Romney just hasn't embraced the cause. Talk about pulling an excuse out of your ass!This is the best this guy can come up with? Somebody throw a net over him already. It's really hard to listen to.
This country needs a better environment alright. A better environment for BUSINESS! Especially small business. Because right now it STINKS! And the reason it stinks is people like Bloomberg who either don't know or don’t care about what anybody else but themselves are doing, saying or thinking.
Are you shittin me?!!