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Friday, May 31, 2013

Obama Pantomimes Concern For Student Debt


Is there a bigger phony-baloney than President Obama?
No there isn’t. Even for Washington DC, his “down is up” politicking and never ending campaigns stand out as pure style over substance.

Today we see the president standing on the steps of the Capital with, I imagine, college students behind him in “eyes in the headlights” support of what gobbledygook he’s spouting and thus proving beyond doubt that a college education isn’t worth the money these Indoctrinaires are paying these days.
Was it not Obama’s administration that had nationalized the Student Loan Program back in 2010? Is it not this same program that will lend a student ANY AMOUNT of money they may need for their education regardless of their means or ability to pay it back? Has this not lead to a tremendous $ 1 Trillion plus student loan debt of which nobody in government is speaking to? Now he’s out there trying to keep the spigot open so more cheap money will hemorrhage out of the taxpayer guaranteed program.

No, Mr. Obama didn’t invent the student loan program, that was Socialist president Lyndon Baines Johnson who signed it into law back in 1965 but in true Obama fashion he streamlined the way for government to take over the whole program and become the sole lender. Try as I might, I can’t seem to find the article in the US Constitution that allows the Federal Government to administer a student loan program. Just why IS the government in the student loan business? Perhaps it’s to provide an almost unlimited supply of funds to their most ardent supporters, the Public University System.
Under the government loan program, there is no incentive for an institution of higher learning to scale back its operations. The local college here in Obscurity, MA is building new athletic fields, parking lots and dorms. Other colleges I see are also expanding and thereby removing more and more property from the local property tax base since they are non-profit organizations and so the property they acquire comes off of the tax rolls. The college professors are not only making crazy money for their “teaching” but these schools also offer “special” teaching positions to local politicians. It’s big money for not a lot of work. This all costs alotabucks! Where does it come from? The students tuition and fees, of course.

The Student Loan Program will let the student borrow any amount the University will charge. After all, you want your kid to have a college education, don't you? There is no point where they will not receive the money. This is why we see bank tellers with $60,000.00 in college debt and doctors with $150,000.00 in arrears and anything in between. How can a Liberal Arts major be in debt for $80,000.00? They will NEVER make that back. Plus, these people’s future borrowing power is kaput until they can whittle these amounts down. I know people ten years out of college who are still paying.
But also add to this situation the tax increases under the present regime including the escalating costs of ObamaCare. These increased burdens on consumers and businesses are contributing to the slowest economic growth the nation has ever seen including the Great Depression. We are in our 6th year as of this writing after the 2007 credit crash and the nation has yet to regain half the wealth it lost at that time and a fraction of the jobs. We have more people on food stamps than ever before, more unemployed and under employed than ever and the highest tax burden on the middle class that has ever been. As we stagger along this pathway of under productivity, it’s the nation’s youth that are facing limited job prospects and looming repayment responsibilities.

Only the very rich and the very poor can afford to go to college these days. The poor go for free and the rich can just pay. It's the middle class that goes into massive debt and pays away their saving to get their kid through college. Not rich enough to afford it outright and not poor enough to qualify for government give-a-way grants.  

So at what point will the costs become too much to where students can no longer afford to pay and the college system will be forced to contract? Well, I’d say if the cost of borrowing the money went up…oh wait, now I get it!
So to see President Obama standing on the steps of the Capital building proclaiming yet again that it is Congress’ fault things aren't happening and that they “shouldn't aughta” raise the interest rates is a laughable event.  

If anybody should be to blame for the mess today’s college graduates are facing, it’s him.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Arming Syrian Revolutionaries Is A Really Bad Idea


Who on God’s Green Earth thinks, besides the heads of the UN, EU and the US State Department, thinks that that arming Islamic Extremists in Syria is a good idea?
That’s right, nobody

Because it’s a crazy idea, that’s why.
Haven’t we learned one lesson in our endless conflict with these Islamic hoards?

We see these U.S. weapons twice. Once when they go out the shipping dock door and again when they’re fired back over the wall at us.
The U.S. remains a mostly Christian nation. The problem is that these Muslims HATE Christians. Not only will these weapons be used in the attempt to topple Assad’s regime, they will also be used to wage the ongoing war on the Christians that are still living in the country. There is great and abundant evidence that these Islamic “Revolutionaries” are killing Christians wherever they find them. So let’s give these people top notch weaponry so that they can finish the job!

Then there is Israel. Weapons in the Middle East have this uncanny habit of moving around. You never know where they will end up. Perhaps Gaza, perhaps Lebanon, who knows. The only given is at whom they will be aimed at if they do show up in these places.

Then there is the U.S. itself. We are the largest arms dealer in the world and business is GOOD. But if peace should break out and people stop fighting, business is BAD.

Instead of arming them, we should be starving them. It’s only a rebellion because the US is clandestinely supported them. Without the support of the US there is no so called revolt. The only real conflict here is the one pitting non-sectarian killers against religious killers. No good will come from continued US involvement. We can’t keep drugs out of this country; we’re going to keep these people from smuggling weapons into it?
So far the United States has done a great job of diplomacy in North Africa over the years and recent history is no exception. In the late 1970s we practically created the hard line rule and rise of Islamic resurgence in Iran by backing the ruthless Shah who served US interests above his own nations and have protected the House of Saud who keeps seemingly everybody else but their extensive family poor and who essentially rule the nation.  More recently we’ve managed to build an extreme Islamic State where none existed previously in Libya by our blatantly illegal intervention in their civil war.

These Islamic states shouldn’t be fighting us, they should be thanking us since the U.S. is doing for Islam what we did for Communism in the 1960s and 70s.  Without us, radical Islam wouldn't have half the grip on the countries as they have now.
So by all means let us openly ship arms to these needy brethren, our “brothers under the skin” so to speak.

What can possibly go wrong?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Boy Scouts Break Own Rules


Sexuality was not something to be talked about. That went for liking women as well as men. It wasn’t something that was supposed to be an issue in scouting. That was your business.
Now that has changed. Now it is about sexuality.

The Boy Scouts of America, long a target of the Political Left for their stance against homosexual membership, has now decided to become the lightning rod for open debate concerning homosexuality and put the scouts front and center in the national clash over the rights of homosexuals.  
If the latest Dog and Pony show that the BSA has put on over the last several months is any indication, polling over 200,000 of its membership, publishing the results and reporting that membership was against changing policy to allow openly homosexual scouts by a margin of 2 to 1 and then voting to allow them in anyway, the national body of scouting is out of touch with the grass roots of its organization. Most just want to just carry on with the tradition of scouting and stay out of politics and the spotlight.

But isn't this is just like any governing body these days? The people involved have their say and vote and then the governing body just goes and does what it wants anyway regardless. But hey, you had a chance for input, you should be thankful for that.
Before the vote, nobody wanted to hear about your sexual orientation since that was not the business of Scouting, now the BSA has made it their business and this won't be the last we hear about it.
 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Time To Blame Islam


They are immutable.  They live among us but they do not mix. The more radicalized among them force their women to live in bags. And when they go to a fellow Muslim for help, they get it. This is Islam today.
They are given every opportunity to assimilate into the societies that invite them but they do not assimilate. They are separate and self-isolating. Not only do I not know a Muslim, I can’t recall even meeting one. Oh I SEE them on the streets, their veiled women pushing baby carriages during the day and I drive by the Mosques but I don’t KNOW them.

And even though Islam has been at war with us since at least the 1970s when they were hijacking planes and taking over luxury ocean liners, WE have largely ignored them. They can blow up a barracks in Lebanon here, throw a wheelchair bound Jew overboard there, but it’s not the fault of Islam. After all look at all the crimes against humanity perpetrated by Christians! What about that?
I’d say the difference between the Christians and the Muslims these days is that the Christians STOPPED doing such things quite a long time ago and the Muslims seem to have ramped things up in the last decade or so or haven’t you noticed? There are Mall shootings, sniper attacks, bombings and now a hacking death in the streets of London during daylight hours.

All by Muslims.
But it’s not their fault.

It’s the RADICALS that are doing this, not “regular” Muslims. Well what is a regular Muslim these days?    
Islam spread across Europe twice as fast as Christianity did. Know why?

Because Islam was spread by the sword.


Nothing has changed.
Where Christianity had it’s Reformation, Islam has not. They have been on a single-minded tear across the civilized world since the inception of their “Religion” and the only time they were ever stopped is when they were BEATEN BACK.

Now we don’t have to go that far these days. We can just stop subsidizing these latent fiends and quit believing they will eventually come around to our way of thinking. They won’t.
They hate the 1st world so much, then why not send them back to their 3rd world.

It is the fault of Islam contextually that is causing people to feel they have to kill to spread it and to defend it. It is the fault of Muslims everywhere that people are dying and they do nothing . They ALL bear the burden of guilt and the responsibility to DO THE RIGHT THING and put themselves on the line to control their religious kindred until this violence ends.
Otherwise, ALL Muslims should be painted with the same brush of suspicion and distrust.

Taxpayer Funded Terrorism


There is little doubt any longer that it is the American taxpayer funding the demise of the American way of life? The government lets these “impoverished” groups from other countries into our nation, subsidizes their housing, gives them a stipend, a debit card, food stamps and sends them to school on the taxpayer dime so they have all the time in the world to plot and build their infernal bombs or to just plain attack people at an area Mall or even in the streets. They see this as a weakness.
When the American people say it isn’t right and try to form a political group to confront these issues in the political area, they are targeted by taxpayer funded government organizations and singled out for scrutiny and orchestrated harassment and denial of services.

When we try to protest the IRS involvement in targeting law abiding Americans from all walks of life who are dismayed by the use of the money that is taken from them everywhere they turn by government and who feel subjugated by the loss of their personal resources to fund political influence here and abroad, Homeland Security turns out armed to the teeth to keep them at bay.
This is the United States today.

Thanks to GW Bush’s Patriot Act which the Republicans pushed for and the Democrats cheered, the government now has a force of indoctrinated, loyal and partisan Apparatchiks  only hinted at during president Obama’s first campaign when he promised a military force separate from the police.
The DHS has all the information the IRS has an more. They answer to nobody but the president and they are a military unit. The IRS may audit you but the DHS can do more than that with seeming impunity.  We have already seen that government has no regard for the law these days so if our government can track their political opponents moves via their cell phones, leak their personal and financial information to their opponents and the press and limit their access to lawful services, just what else are they capable of?

It’s such a brilliant plan that if history’s dictators and oppressors were gathered together in a room to observe how this all came about, they all would have slapped their forehead sin surprise they didn’t think of it themselves. Let the taxpayer fund his own subjugation! The government can buy up all the ammunition they can get their hands on thus creating a shortage for the private citizen and municipal officer equally. This is because both are the enemy to the U.S. government. Only those people filtered and trained by the federal government will be allowed access to these resources. And since the government can write a check for any amount guaranteed by the printing press and the taxpayer, they have unlimited resources to get what they want at any price.
Letting the terrorists walk among us supported by the taxpayer dime is the key to keeping people in fear. A fearful people, without the resources to defend themselves will again turn to government for protection even though they don’t really give a whit about the people. The only thing the taxpayer is good for is funding the whole operation to a certain extent. The rest they can just print.

So while most of us are drinking beer, watching the Big Game, Reality TV, Porn or abusing prescription drugs, others are taking the advantage by spending our way to our eventual servitude and poverty.  Not enough yet have their head in the game of survival that our streets are fast becoming. The government is going to protect themselves and the rest of us are on our own.  
And what are you going to do about it?

 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Ever Expanding Internal Revenue Service

Everybody fears them and those who don’t are either a member of government or insane. To them you are guilty first and must prove your innocence. They will sweep your bank account without notice. They will scour your history if you should somehow unwittingly become their target.

Once you become “noticed” you are much like a bug under their magnifying glass when the sun is highest in the sky. They will fry you and keep coming back to fry you again and again for years after. Once you are behind, you will remain so because of their convoluted and incomprehensible array of rules regarding back interest that is so absurd that if your check is a day late, they will hit you back up for a day’s interest. Not a day late of delivery but a day late for THEM in processing the check. It’s what THEY say, not what YOU say. YOU don’t rate. YOU are only here to serve the STATE. Their hands are in all pies, yours, mine and our neighbors.


They are the United States Internal Revenue Service and they will hound you until you crack,  grab a gun and then they will shoot you down. It's not like it's never happened and it does happen. 
This is the capability of this tool of the government. It is of no surprise that they have been targeting the Tea Party or any of the New Conservative, Patriot and even Religious groups since their job is to preserve the present administration.

Who? The Obama Administration? No, It's more than that. I’m referring to the latest syndicate of political/corporate power brokers that are presently running the country. THEM. The IRS gets their marching orders from more than this President of the United States. The people currently in power want no change in leadership. The Tea Party and other opposition groups are a THREAT. How dare you want to hold onto your own money!
So they send their IRS MINIONS after them. At first it starts quietly with a letter but as they start to track where all the organization’s money is, the ABA (American Banking Association) numbers, the account numbers, corporate office locations, they then begin to dissect your returns and surprise, they find SOMETHING! They then raid your offices and it will be all over the news and by freezing all your accounts, you can’t even buy justice in America. You will have to fight just to have access to your money in order to fight the rest of the charges. The stress alone will take it's toll.

What has become the most feared police force in North America was established back in 1862 when Congress created the Commission of Internal Revenue and gave it the power of seizure and prosecution.  This was made permanent by Congress in 1913 with the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.  They have been a bane to the American citizen ever since.
It’s not that we shouldn’t pay the government something since people throughout history have always paid either the King or local Noble for protection of self and commerce but it becomes a problem when they take too much and spend the money on buying influence with certain groups and to undermine others. This is not the role of proper government.

Say what you will about whether it was legal under the U.S. Constitution to establish an Income Tax or not, there it is and we as American Citizens are under its heavily armed Cuban heel.  Even with the latest revelations of wrong doing, nobody of any significance is actually going to lose their job over it. Nobody ever does in government anymore. The bleating sheep of the National Press will drown out any outcry and then they will broadcast a "look over here" issue that we all must pay attention to like Lindsey Lohan getting out of rehab or the latest Robert Downy Jr. movie. Nobody will care in a few weeks and we'll all go back to the same routine of paying the IRS demands without fuss and thanking God we didn't get the death penalty.
The significant thing that the income tax does for the U.S. Government is give it incredible access to almost endless wealth and credit. So much so that it is almost impossible to fight the government in the nation’s courts. The vast amounts of resources needed to battle the government in general and the IRS in particular is out of reach for the majority of American citizens. As the lines to be heard in America’s courts become longer, justice just keeps getting farther out of reach.  The tax code has become the baseball bat the government will use to beat you bloody.

And now the IRS has become the Club of Reckoning for the National Health Care Act. Their access to our personal information unhindered and unchecked. Not that the IRS didn’t already know everything about you, they now will have finger tip access to your personal medical records: What kind of Chemotherapy you are on, what pills you need to take and when you last had a thrombosed hemorrhoid lanced. They can audit you, your relatives, your doctor and the medical organization he works for. And they can shut you all off with the push of a button.  
And it all just depends what organization you belong to. Is it a good organization or a bad organization?