Posts Tagged ‘DEMOCRAT’

The Democratic Party & News Media are Sleeping Together

July 25, 2016

 

★★I think you already know how the TV News Media is rigged and crooked. Watch how they cover the Democratic Convention after the way they trashed the Republican Convention calling it chaotic and dark.

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Even before the Democratic Convention starts, the Chairman was booed off the stage and announced her resignation. Hillary immediately hired her proving how rigged the Democrat Presidential Primary system has been all along. The Democrats knew that the Hillary hiring of Debbie Wasserman Schultz would drive Bernie Sanders supports crazy but THEY DON’T CARE, PERIOD. Jim Webb and Bernie Sanders had no chance from day one!

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This should open your eyes to how corrupt TV News has become and why they give the Democrats a pass on every crooked deal they pull:

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.

CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

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ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary

ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood

CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

I trust the National Enquirer and Pravda more than these scumbags!

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Jim Webb was the only Democratic candidate with real Presidential credentials.

A former Marine Officer and wounded combat veteran, Webb had less than zero chance. He served as a United States Senator from Virginia, Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Counsel for the United States House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Marine Corps Officer who was decorated with the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

In the private sector he has been an Emmy Award winning journalist, a filmmaker, and the author of ten books. In addition, he taught literature at the United States Naval Academy and was a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Webb stating that he was “not comfortable” and “unhappy” with many of his party’s political positions and dropped out of the race after receiving almost no support. He stated he will not vote for Hillary and declined to rule out support for Donald Trump.

Jim Webb is an American hero who represents nothing the Democratic Party stands for. Can you imagine a party that has no use for Webb but goes all in for the Scumbag Hillary Clinton?

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TIME TO DUMP OLD HICKORY?

April 21, 2016

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★★Andrew Jackson was eight years old when the British marched to Lexington and Concord. “On the 18th of April in 75, hardly a man is now alive” as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow put it. Young Jackson acted as a courier for Washington’s Continental Army and was captured and mistreated by his British captors; he was just 13.

He later became a lawyer and was elected, first, to the U.S. House of Representatives and then to the U.S. Senate. In 1801 Jackson was appointed Colonel in the Tennessee militia, which became his political as well as military base. He owned hundreds of slaves who worked on the Hermitage plantation, which he acquired in 1804. In 1806 he killed a man in a duel over a matter of honor regarding his wife Rachel. He gained national fame through his role in the War of 1812, most famously where he won a decisive victory over the main British invasion army at the Battle of New Orleans.

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Jackson’s service in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom was conspicuous for bravery and success. When British forces threatened New Orleans, Jackson took command of the defenses, including militia from several western states and territories. He was a strict officer but was popular with his troops. They said he was “tough as old hickory” wood on the battlefield, and he acquired the nickname of “Old Hickory”. In the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, Jackson’s 5,000 soldiers won a decisive victory over 7,500 British. At the end of the battle, the British had 2,037 casualties: 291 dead (including three senior generals), 1,262 wounded, and 484 captured or missing. The Americans had 71 casualties: 13 dead, 39 wounded, and 19 missing.

After winning election to the Senate, Jackson decided to run for president in 1824. He narrowly lost to John Quincy Adams, supposedly by a “corrupt bargain” between Adams and Speaker of the House Henry Clay, who was also a candidate. Jackson’s supporters then founded what became the Democratic Party. He ran again in 1828 against Adams. Building on his base in the West and with new support from Virginia and New York, he won by a landslide. He blamed the death of his wife, Rachel, which occurred just after the election, on the Adams campaigners who called her a “bigamist”. That was back when candidates acted presidential.

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As president, Jackson faced a threat of secession from South Carolina over the “Tariff of Abominations” which Congress had enacted under Adams. In contrast to several of his immediate successors, he denied the right of a state to secede from the union or to nullify federal law. In anticipation of the 1832 election, Congress, led by Clay, attempted to reauthorize the Second Bank of the United States four years before the expiration of its charter. In keeping with his platform of economic decentralization, Jackson vetoed the renewal of its charter, thereby seemingly putting his chances for reelection in jeopardy. However, by portraying himself as the defender of the common person against wealthy bankers, he was able to defeat Clay in the election that year. He thoroughly dismantled the bank by the time its charter expired in 1836. These days not many candidates have the guts to take on big banks like Goldman Sacs when they receive funding from them. Jackson is also known for having signed the Indian Removal Act, which relocated a number of native tribes in the South to Indian Territory.

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Oddly enough, the Democrats seem to dislike the founder of the Democratic Party enough to kick him off the $20 bill. The touchy-feely bleeding heart Democratic Party of today would not be recognizable to Old Hickory Jackson or Give em Hell Harry Truman. In the interest of equal time, the back biting Republican Party of today would not be recognizable to Old Abe Lincoln or Ronnie Reagan. Lincoln and Reagan couldn’t win 1,237 Delegates today; they would have dropped out before Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush.

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If we can stall the decision on President Jackson until Ted Cruz is inaugurated, maybe Carly Fiorina will grace the $20 bill?

Trump: AMERICA HEADING FOR MASSIVE RECESSION

April 5, 2016

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★★Why would Donald Trump say America is heading for a massive recession? The politicians certainly won’t tell you such a thing and neither will the smiley talking heads at CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS & Fox News!

 
We are in big trouble even if we ignore our massive National Debt and Unfunded Obligations that come to over $225 trillion or about a million dollars for every adult in America.

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A record 94,610,000 workers are not in the American labor force and the labor force participation rate is at its lowest point in 38 years! Just 62 percent of the U.S. population has a job or is actively seeking one. Of the 245 million documented adults in the US, 123 million don’t have full time jobs. Of the Americans who have jobs, many are underemployed as our good jobs seem to prefer the climate in Mexico, Vietnam, China and Sweden. The Democrats have a solution for our climate ~ MORE TAXES!

 
Our total government spending exceeds $6 trillion which is more than our gross domestic product. In other words, our politicians continue to spend more than we earn. Just government spending on welfare exceeds a trillion bucks as bleeding hearts insist on paying able bodied freeloaders not to work. LBJ and the Democrats declared war on poverty almost 50 years ago and pounded trillions down the rat hole. How’d that work out?

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We are blowing over a trillion bucks on education while our children pile up student loans and learn very little. When I attended school a long time ago, America was number one in the world, now we are 30th and dropping. Education should not be about money, it should be about learning! Just like most of our Defense spending has NOTHING to do with defense, most education spending is pure fluff! I submit, students don’t learn better in marble buildings than they do in metal buildings.

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During this period of government bailouts and wild money printing, the Trickle Down Economy should be in its glory days but 63% of Americans say that if they had a $500 unexpected expense, they would have to sell something or borrow money to pay it. The median family income has dropped about $5,000 in recent years. Our government punishes our legitimate businesses with the world’s highest taxes, the world’s most burdensome regulations and forced expenses like the world’s highest minimum wage, forced training and forced unionization. The result is as predictable as the sunrise. companies either go bankrupt or move overseas. On top of all this, our government has opened the flood gates to the world’s poor, uneducated, unhealthy huddled masses yearning to jump on the welfare gravy train. It’s called Immigration Reform.

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Don’t worry; all the politicians have been promising to help the middle class for several years!

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Maybe the Stock Market will never crash AGAIN and the House of Cards will stand forever? Maybe ISIS and Iran won’t knock out our power grid or our crumbling infrastructure?

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Maybe Donald Trump is wrong but you know in your heart he’s right.

Who I Support and Why

February 11, 2016

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I am sorry I don’t have a Super PAC to blast my message incessantly over your TV set and don’t own a newspaper to trash candidates with on the front page. I am an old fifth generation resident of Arkansas who grew up in a one room house and worked from the time I was ten years old. We never had running water or a TV set at home but I never felt poor and we never received a dime’s worth of welfare. Thank God for that!

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After flying combat missions in Vietnam I returned to Arkansas ten years after I left for the military. In a five county district where “Republican” was a dirty word and in a state where only one Republican State Senator sit in the Arkansas Senate with 34 Democrats, I decided to run for State Senator 44 years ago. When I received 40% of the vote it sent shock waves across the state. With a huge voter turnout, in losing I received more votes than many of those who were elected and more than any Republican candidate for Arkansas State Senator in history. After the election I served as the youngest Republican County Chairman before accepting a federal job and getting out of politics for a couple of decades.

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I did come up through the ranks to become a Colonel and commander of a six billion dollar provisional wing in the Air Force before I retired.

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Please allow me to share why I support Donald Trump for President. He is the only candidate who can turn things around in America and do it quickly. Quickly is important because I do not believe we have the luxury of kicking the can down the road one more time. If every man, woman and child in America, legal and illegal, chipped in a million dollars to prop up our country, we would still be in trouble. Being optimistic and saying America’s best days are ahead would be like a rat in a trap in the engine room of the Titanic singing “Happy Days are here Again!”

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The one thing I know after being an Intelligence Analyst at the National Security Agency is that countries do fail and they do it frequently. Great leadership has kept the wolf away from our door in the past but there is a drought of leadership in America at EVERY level today. The days when we could toss the mattress on top of the Model A Ford and flee the Dust Bowl for California are long gone. Californians are fleeing to Texas.

 

These are just some of the reasons I believe Trump is THE man:

★He is immune to special interest lobbying because he has accepted no donations or special interest money. No other candidate can make this claim.
★He is an executive. The President of the United States is the Chief Executive Officer of our nation. We don’t need a policy expert or a legislator – we need someone who knows how to run an organization. Mr. Trump is the only candidate who has a proven record as a successful executive on a global scale.
★He is honest. Mr. Trump is a man who tells the truth. He may not always say it in the most polished way, but our country has had enough suave liars. It is time for some straight forward honesty.
★He is decisive. As President every decision he makes would be in the best interest of the country. We hear about his having business interests that filed for bankruptcy. In each case, he looked at the situation as it was, and then he cut his losses. We need someone who will look at government programs realistically and stop funding them if they are failures. Government waste is legendary!

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★He is courageous. Mr. Trump has been viciously attacked by the Washington establishment and the media – and he has not budged one inch. In other words, he is willing to take charge and lead.
★He listens. At Trump Presidential events, the audience gets to actually speak to him without being screened, and he responds without a teleprompter.

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★His success is unmatched in the business world by all the others. There is a difference between being elected Governor or Senator and fitting into an organization that has been operating for centuries versus risking YOUR own money and building YOUR OWN business from the ground up through thick and thin. Simply put: Governors and Senators HAVE NO SKIN IN THE GAME, PERIOD!
★Having intelligence and an IQ of 157, we don’t see bewildered stares from Trump like we see in other candidates.
★Before running for president, Trump was ranked the 45th most recognizable person in the world above President Obama, Pope Francis, Henry Ford and even Cleopatra.
★He wrote 10 best-selling books including “The Art of the Deal” that was a number 1 best seller and remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for 51 weeks.
★He does business worldwide and knows the leaderS and understands the cultures.
★His businesses include construction, media, manufacturing, travel, entertainment and publishing.
★He’s a job producer and, just for the record, most of his CEO’s are women who are paid as much or more than men.
★He gives millions to charities. When he raised $6 million in Iowa for Vets, $1 million was his own money.
★He understands currency manipulation, money exchanges, inflation, deflation worldwide wages and HOW TO COMPETE.
★His tax program 0-10-15-25 is simple. One reason government is so complicated is to justify more unionized bureaucrats.
★His universal interstate medical insurance program is very realistic and allows for actual competition. Bean counters make more than Surgeons in our upside down Obamacare.

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★He has a good five point immigration program.
★He’s pro military & strongly supports our Veterans to the degree he will take ISIS oil fields to take care of our Vets if necessary.
★He will build a wall and seal off the boarder. He built a 96 story building; have any of the other candidates ever built ANYTHING, even a dog house? He understands that a nation without borders and language that refuses to enforce its own laws is not a nation at all.

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★He’s anti-Iran deal and pro-Israel. The DEAL states we have to protect Iran if Israel attacks while Iran keeps saying they are going to wipe Israel and us off of the map.

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★His pro Christmas stance stands in stark contrast to the Democrats who booed God at the DNC and Obama who placed a Mao ornament on the White House HOLIDAY Tree.
★He also realizes that our nation is being trashed worldwide and speaks up about it.
★He recognizes the China money manipulation policy which is anti-USA.
★ He says that Japan’s tariff on US goods is one way deal making.
★He wants to put a tariff on Mexican goods and cut off aid.
★Remember when Trump said; we protect Saudi Arabia therefore they must pay.
★We fought for Afghanistan while spending billions to help those people; now China is mining their minerals because the Obama administration is incompetent and populated with stupid leaders.

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★He wants a high tech world class military instead of a military that is not allowed to even defend itself.
★He realizes we have a Muslin problem in this nation.
★He thinks Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud pointing to his SS#, no draft card, old pass port, E-verification status, SEALED school records and scholarships only available to foreign students.
★He will work for one dollar per year salary, give the rest to charity and not accept the pension after his presidency if elected.

★The greatest thing Donald will do for our economy is slash regulations and taxes so our companies can come home and compete on an even keel.  Simply put, he will take the government boots off the necks of Americans.

Donald J. Trump is not trying to win a popularity contest or fill a Pulpit in a Church. You and I can probe his past and find something with which we disagree. We can do the very same thing with the Apostle Paul who persecuted Christians before he became a Christian.

There is not a day that goes by when I don’t hear the media twisting, spinning or outright lying about something Trump or another candidate said.

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The media is accustomed to telling us what we should think and who we should vote for. The media is gnashing teeth and renting clothes as their power is draining out of their tiny skulls. If everybody spent as little as Trump spends on his campaign, more media would go bankrupt.

The Puppet Candidates normally skyrocket to the top while the media French kisses them on national TV. THAT AIN’T HAPPENING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY! Trump may not be conservative enough or Christian enough for some but being conservative won’t mean anything if we don’t have a country to be conservative in. Are you going to waste your vote on a Business As Usual candidate or are you ready to help MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?

Dirty History of McConnell and the RNC

September 3, 2015

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I hope one day the average Republican will be as alert as Donald Trump and yours truly. I know the exigencies of life demand most American’s full attention but it has allowed the Republican leaders to run afoul of their responsibilities to the American People. I would prefer that the RNC, Priebus, McConnell and Boehner sign a pledge that THEY will treat all Republican Candidates equal and then fully support the nominee.

The Republican leaders have declared WAR against conservatives and HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:

When a conservative was leading in the polls against one of McConnell’s rubber stamp Senators, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, McConnell and a group of Senators including my own Senator, hatched a scheme to persuade black ministers to urge their Democratic congregations to vote in the Republican runoff election. The threat was that if they didn’t vote for Cochran the free stuff they were used to would be cut off. McConnell poured $50,000 into the effort and Cochran was narrowly reelected.

You see, we can’t have extremists nominated because, as Karl Rove says, they can’t be elected! Mitch McConnell was one of only TWO Republican Senators who voted with 100% of the Democrats to keep funding Planned Parenthood and their trafficking in aborted baby body parts. One other senator, Lindsey Graham, failed to vote which essentially was support for the McConnell and Democratic position. I ask you, who are the extremists?

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Then there is one of my favorite conservative Republicans, Ken Cuccinelli. Ken was Attorney General of Virginia when he announced his candidacy for Governor in 2013. In a three way race with a Democrat, Republican and Libertarian, Cuccinelli was narrowly defeated by the Democrat. Conservatives rightfully blame the Republican Governors Association and the Republican National Committee for not putting enough money into the race. The Tea Party claims the establishment sold the Tea Party out again, just as it did during the government shutdown when MODERATE GOP SENATORS DIDN’T HAVE THE GUTS TO STAND AND FIGHT OVER OBAMACARE.

Dede Scozzafava is the Poster Child of Republican Establishment leader’s gross malfeasance. The Republicans in the 23rd Congressional District of New York only had one choice for a candidate who supported Republican values and it was not the Republican nominee or the Democratic nominee.

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Many notable Republicans, including former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman rather than the Republican candidate because they deemed Scozzafava too liberal and ideologically indistinguishable from the Democrat. Scozzafava also drew strong opposition from the Tea Party movement.

Scozzafava voted for same-sex marriage in the New York State Assembly and she had also received an award from a Planned Parenthood affiliate in 2008. Scozzafava’s political positions included support for “card check” legislation, support for federal funding for abortion, support for President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package, and a refusal to rule out support for health care reform that included a “public option.”

Polls had Doug Hoffman in the lead and on a pathway leading to election as Congressman. Hoffman would have voted and caucused with the Republican Party and would have been a valuable conservative voice in the House. This scared the Republican establishment much more than electing the Democrat so they poured a million dollars into Scozzafava’s campaign just hours before she withdrew from the race and endorsed the Democrat. Scozzafave’s name was still on the ballot and the final vote was Democrat-73,137; Conservative-69,553; Republican-8,582.

Influential establishment Republicans have even aligned in groups and PACs like The Main Street Partnership and the Tuesday Group that represent moderate Republicans like Senators McCain, Mark Kirk and Susan Collins along with Dozens of Representatives. There is big money available for tax and spend Republicans and strong support from many deep pockets.

I know many Republicans are shocked that the Democrats get their way even with so-called Republicans controlling the House and Senate. Most Republicans do not watch the liberal news stations but if they did they would be shocked by who the regular guests are. The former National Republican Chairman Michael Steele is employed by MSNBC as a Regular Political Analyst. The Hanoi Songbird, John McCain is also a frequent guest on Lamestreem Media as is Reince Priebus, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.

Donald Trump knows to what lengths the Establishment Liberal Republicans will go to defeat any conservative in favor of the John McCain’s, Mitt Romney’s and Bush family. The media from A to Z are willing confederates because they all want Liberals in the White House. Fox News is a top ten donor to the Clintons way above big unions. To hedge their bets the media feels more comfortable with a Liberal Republican nominee against a Liberal Democratic nominee. May I remind you that our worst spending spree in history started with George Bush and his Democratic House and Senate?

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In conclusion, the vast majority of the American People are also known as the Silent Majority. We are also know by another word by Republican Establishment leaders, we are “Extremists” because we expect government to be small and efficient while allowing us to pursue happiness and enjoy freedom to earn a living and support our families as we choose. We may not swear to uphold the Constitution like our politicians do but we will die fighting for our Constitution while our Politicians and Judges thumb their noses at our precious founding document.

I know not what course others may take but as for me, I SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP.

OUR HOUSE OF CARDS

June 16, 2015

It is easy to get caught up in the HOUSE OF CARDS that is QUANTITATIVE EASING. You have a right to know what our politicians are doing.

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Generally, quantitative easing involves central banks buying up bonds with newly created money. This scheme is expected to boost economic growth as it has the following effects:
• Buying up large quantities of bonds suppresses long-term interest rates. This is extremely important, as long-term interest rates are far more important for economic growth than short-term interest rates.
• Substantially forcing down interest rates – particularly yields on government bonds – encourages investors to seek refuge in riskier investments because the return is higher. Oops, the risks are also MUCH higher. In other words: Quantitative easing generates an increase in investment in stocks, company bonds, and the like.
• Lower interest rates prompt more borrowing and less saving. I don’t think that is good for the people since 31% said they went without some form of medical care in the last year because they couldn’t afford it. One in five said their spending exceeded their income over the last year, just 63% said they saved any money at all over the past 12 months and 31% of nonretirees said they had no retirement savings or pension.
• Higher stock and bond prices improve the balance sheet position for many parties. If too many old debts were the reason for not borrowing any more, that situation changes if asset values rise and particularly if housing prices rise as well.
• Generally, the currency of the country implementing quantitative easing depreciates, as it becomes more appealing for domestic investors to invest in the country in question, due to lower interest rates. There is also more money in circulation, part of which will probably be invested elsewhere. A cheaper currency then aids foreign trade.

However, QE cannot simply generate wealth, and the drawbacks and potential risks of even more QE will become greater the more money that the U.S. prints out of thin air. Therefore, QE has several drawbacks worth considering for both policy makers and investors:
• It will only buy more time. It does not solve the underlying economic problems.
• The pressure on politicians to take the necessary structural measures to create higher economic growth is temporarily alleviated if interest rates are being depressed.
• Speculation of quantitative easing has an upward effect on commodity prices. As Western countries and Japan have to import a lot of commodities, that inhibits growth.
• Quantitative easing forces investors to step into ever-riskier investments. That could cause an enormous problem in a subsequent recession.
• Should QE achieve to temporarily lift economic growth through higher credit extension, inflation will rise immediately as the enormous amount of money created flows into the real economy. Investors in bonds will anticipate this, and will begin selling bonds – they lose more value the higher inflation expectations – so there is a high risks that interest rates rise even more than inflation. The result is that it becomes increasingly expensive for both the government and the private sector to refinance debts, and risks of bankruptcy loom.
• If the central bank does try to avert higher inflation and interest rates when the economy starts growing again, it has to drain the money it has pumped into the banks before. The more money printed, the more money has to be withdrawn. To the extent that high money creation boosted asset prices, the opposite occurs if liquidity is withdrawn from the system. The more money printed, the more downward pressure there will be on asset prices if the central bank reverses this process.

So, here we are between a rock and a hard place. If printing dollars out of thin air was good then the more the U.S. prints the better, right? Sort of like the minimum wage; if raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is good, raising it to $100 would be GREAT, right? In my humble opinion, Gold Prices should be at least triple what they are and stock prices about one third of what they are. So how does this work? If only gold was traded it could not be easily manipulated because it is a finite commodity. No problem, just create derivatives. During the last two years gold is up in a bull market in EVERY currency in the world except one, the dollar. In the dollar gold is down. Draw your own conclusions.

DEFINITION OF ‘DERIVATIVE’
“A security whose price is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets. The derivative itself is merely a contract between two or more parties. Its value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset. The most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates and market indexes. Most derivatives are characterized by high leverage.”

The contracts to buy or sell gold FAR EXCEED the total supply of gold. The same can happen with any commodity. A farmer wants to lock in the price of his corn so he sells futures on 100,000 bushels of corn that expire in September. When that contract expires in September the farmer must produce the corn or buy back the contract. Traders or speculators setting in a skyscraper on Wall Street can also sell corn. They can sell as much as people will buy even if the contracts exceed all the corn on the whole planet. If they think the prices will go down they sell, if they think prices will go up they buy. In the House of Cards you can sell things you don’t have. So what is determining the price of corn, the supply and demand of the corn or the action of the derivatives?

It is one big game played on a giant stage. Speculators buy orange juice futures, rumors circulate that a freeze is coming and prices soar. A drought falls over the Corn Belt and prices soar. Rain comes and prices drop. Someone’s great aunt has a toe pain and pork bellies collapse.

THIS WAS IN THE NEWS A FEW YEARS AGO:

“GOLDMAN SACHS HEDGE FUND GETS $3 BILLION BAILOUT

Goldman Sachs Group said a group of investors that includes Eli Broad and Hank Greenberg will sink $3 billion into one of its biggest hedge funds, which has seen its value plunge amid market volatility.

The investment bank said its Global Equity Opportunities fund “suffered significantly” as global markets sold off on worries about debt and credit. The fund lost as much as 14% of its value during the past 12 months, according to media reports, and is currently worth about $3.6 billion.

Goldman Sachs will lead the group of investors to help bail out the hedge fund, which relies on computer-driven trading strategies. Other investors include Broad, Greenberg’s C.V. Starr, and Perry Capital.

In addition, the investment bank said that two other hedge funds it manages — Global Alpha and the North American Equities Opportunities Fund — have also suffered during the market dislocation. Goldman said it “reduced risk and leverage” in the funds to stem losses.”

The Media and Democrats applied the term, TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMY to Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts in the wake of Jimmy Carter’s liberal policies. The term has been attributed to humorist Will Rogers, who said during the Great Depression that “money was all appropriated for the top in hopes that it would trickle down to the needy.”

During this period of government bailouts and wild money printing, the Trickle Down Economy should be in its glory days but 47% of Americans say that if they had a $400 unexpected expense they would have to sell something or borrow money to pay it. The median family income has dropped about $5,000 in recent years. Americans are struggling and things can get MUCH worse. Our government punishes our legitimate businesses with the world’s highest taxes, the world’s most burdensome regulations and forced expenses like minimum wage and forced unionization. The result is as predictable as the sunrise. Companies either go bankrupt or move overseas. On top of all this, our government has opened the flood gates to the world’s poor, uneducated, unhealthy huddled masses yearning to jump on the welfare gravy train. It’s called Immigration Reform.

Don’t worry; all the politicians have been promising to help the middle class for several years!

Maybe the Stock Market will never crash AGAIN and the House of Cards will stand forever? I read the speculation about a recession and more QE this year but how would I know? I think we all should pay close attention to the totality of the threat to the American Way of Life. You will not learn it from the Media or your friendly politician.

HOW DEMOCRATS CONCEAL THEIR CORRUPTION

June 2, 2014

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A quarter of a century ago the United States Congressional Post Office was used as a big Cookie Jar by corrupt politicians. The scandal was discovered when corruption among various Congressional Post Office employees and members of the United States House of Representatives was discovered and investigated. We all know investigations take time, lots of time, when they involve Democrats. This investigation began in 1991 and finally exhausted all avenues of stalling and obfuscating three years later.

The lengthy investigation begin by the United States Capitol Police into a single embezzlement charge against a single employee but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Evidence rapidly led to the inclusion of several other employees, before top Democrats in the House of Representatives moved to shut down the whole line of inquiry, despite protests from Frank Kerrigan, chief of the Capitol Police.

A new investigation was started by the United States Postal Service, which eventually submitted a report which was held in silence by Speaker Thomas Foley (D-WA) until media reports of embezzlement and money laundering leaked out. After that, the Democratic apologists including almost all of the Media in the United States, developed the tight lipped disease where Democratic Scandals are involved. They became as mum as the National Security Agency about unconstitutional spying on law abiding citizens and our best allies. I know, the Speaker of the House setting on a report of criminal activity by fellow Congressmen causes you to gasp with shock and dismay.

The issue again subsided until July 1993, when former Postmaster Rota pleaded guilty to three criminal charges, implicating House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski and former Representative Joe Kolter in an illegal scheme to trade stamps or official House postal vouchers for cash. Soon thereafter Representative Istook began calling for an Ethics Committee investigation of these allegations. Largely on the argument that an Ethics Committee investigation might interfere with the workings of an ongoing grand jury inquiry, Istook agreed not to force a vote on his request, but did introduce a resolution (H.Res. 238) calling for such a probe. The resolution had 60 cosponsors.

 
Istook’s request had been pending for six months. In the meantime, authority for the first grand jury expired and a second panel had to start work anew, this time under the third U.S. Attorney to supervise the case — a Clinton appointee. Istook argues that further delay based on potential grand jury action is unwarranted, if indeed it was ever justified. As the House was preparing to leave for a week-long recess on February 10, 1994, Istook gave notice that he would demand a vote on his request for an Ethics Committee investigation as soon as the House returns. Since this is a matter of privilege under House Rules, the Speaker must schedule the vote within two legislative days, making it necessary for the House to consider the issue within a day of its return on February 22.

The Constitution gives the House the authority, and by implication the responsibility, to discipline its members. In other cases House leaders have acted aggressively to preserve the prerogatives of the House to discipline Members, rejecting attempts by the executive branch or the judiciary. This separation of powers argument is a key justification, for instance, for congressional self- exemptions from legal requirements or enforcement procedures under many civil rights and worker protection laws. Representative Rose, who chaired the original Post Office investigation, claimed that Ethics Committee action regarding alleged deficiencies in his own financial disclosure statements precludes subsequent court action on the same charges. The logic of these arguments would demand that the Justice Department stand aside for an internal House probe of its Post Office, rather than the other way around. At a minimum it is clear that there is no legal or constitutional requirement for the House to delay an inquiry into the conduct of its own Members in anticipation of potential action by the executive branch.

Istook responded to charges that a House inquiry might interfere with the Justice Department probe by requiring, in his resolution, that the Ethics Committee cooperate with Justice and by allowing the committee to suspend its inquiry with respect to any Member who is already under investigation. While media attention has focused on allegations regarding Representative Rostenkowski, Istook’s resolution orderd a broader inquiry which would determine whether other Members violated House rules in connection with the Post Office. Such matters might well fall below the standard for criminal prosecution, but still could warrant internal House action.

Finally, Istook argues against the House simply awaiting executive branch action, pointing out that the Reno Justice Department’s record in politically sensitive cases including Whitewater, the death of Vincent Foster, and the State Department personnel files (where Justice refused to prosecute, despite a recommendation from the State Department’s Inspector General), inspires little confidence. It was in anticipation of precisely this sort of politically sensitive situation that the Constitution granted Congressmen partial immunity from arrest and gave each House power to discipline its own Members. Abdicating that responsibility in such a high profile case would again show that the House is incapable of managing its internal affairs, and strengthen arguments for remedies such as independent counsels and subjecting Members to executive branch regulators.

By this time, the House Post Office scandal had dragged on for three years. Despite the criminal convictions of several staff members, House leaders continued to resist a thorough investigation of Representatives’ conduct. While caution to avoid interference with criminal probes might be appropriate, such external efforts are no excuse for the House failing to deal with its internal scandal. Istook’s motion for an Ethics Committee investigation would ensure that House Members could no longer avoid this issue.

Following a public outcry and media reports that revealed embezzlement and drug sales had taken place in the House Post Office. Democratic leaders referred the matter to the House Administration Committee, which established an investigative task force. The task force’s investigation was marked by partisan disputes, leading to the issuance of separate Republican and Democratic reports. Democratic Task Force Leader Charles Rose of North Carolina declared the matter closed, but the Republican report raised numerous questions about illegal activity and mismanagement in the Post Office, noting that many issues could not be resolved by the task force because important records were unavailable and because Rota and other Post Office employees were not questioned under oath. Rota subsequently admitted that he misled the task force. The House agreed to put the Post Office under the control of a new, nonpartisan administrator, but took no action to clarify questions raised by the Republican task force report or to investigate and consider disciplinary action against specific employees or Members, a step which can be taken only by the Ethics Committee.

Investigations always have a way of putting the Media and the Citizens at ease. Government Investigations, especially Inspector General Investigations are usually just cover-ups and ways to keep from embarrassing the government. They’re not unlike government meetings where NOTHING EVER GETS DONE! Democrats never change, nothing to see here, move along, what me worry? Do I need to mention Benghazi here and the torture deaths of four Americans? Back in the 1990’s, who played the part of Elijah Cummings and Nancy Pelosi? Was there anybody piercing enough to drown out inquiries?

It was when Congressional Postmaster Robert Rota pleaded guilty to three criminal charges, implicating Representatives Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL) and Joe Kolter (D-PA) that the log jam broke. The Congressmen were accused of heading a conspiracy to launder Post Office money through stamps and postal vouchers. Yes Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore, the Lawmakers are exposed as Lawbreakers. Sleaze taking place right there in the Nation’s Capitol, what will the Watergate Burglars think?

The climax was reached when Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dan Rostenkowski was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison. The ever compassionate and empathetic President Bill Clinton pardoned Rostenkowski in 2000 so he could run for office again and vote for Democrats along with all the dead people.

Rostenkowski’s conviction rattled the Democratic Party. Prior to the scandal, his position as Ways and Means Chairman made him one of the most powerful men in Washington D.C. His conviction in 1995 accentuated the corrupt nature of Congress at a time when the president experienced a “scandal-a-week.” At the same time, another House Scandal involving check kiting gripped the body. The scandals engulfing the Democratic Party in the early-to-mid 1990s helped lead to the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994.

The Democrats had ruled the House of Representatives for around 40 years. The lengthy run led to arrogance and corruption culminating in several House scandals. The Post Office Scandal helped bring down one of the most powerful men in the capitol and combined with a banking scandal and Clinton Administration scandals to destroy the Democratic majority. The 1994 elections shocked the Democrats to their core and led to a GOP majority for 12 years.

Now dear friends, you can change the names of the criminals and change the scandal from the Congressional Post Office to Benghazi, the IRS, NSA or Fast and Furious and you have the story. Congressman Trey Gowdy has yet to write the latest Chapter. Who will go to Federal Prison this time? Is there anybody left in Washington who will object, strenuously object, to criminal behavior involving the ruling class? Has lawlessness and corruption grown to be so ingrained that even Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley won’t even find it newsworthy? That’s a rhetorical question.

UPDATE: Dan Rostenkowski wrote an article defending Chicago politics titled, “In Defense of Chicago Politics.” Here is the first paragraph:
“During my career as a public official, I always tried to steer away from the minority of my colleagues who viewed public service as a potential commercial enterprise. They’ve always been there and can be found in state capitols and in Washington.”

Uhhhhh, Dan Rostenkowski (D – Illinois) who was booted out of the U.S. House of Representatives after being indicted on 17 felony charges, including the theft of $695,000 in taxpayer and campaign money….Hardly the actions of someone who should be writing about political ethics and morality.

Can you believe Rosty had the audacity to show his face in general, let alone during a Chicago bribe scandal……. can you believe the Democrat Party wants this felon piping up to defend the Chicago machine. It doesn’t make sense, but I’m pretty sure that logic and decency has never been a hallmark of the Democrat Party since Harry Truman left the White House and drove himself and Bess back to Missouri.

America, a House Divided

February 6, 2014

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The Democrats declare that there are two Americas. I infrequently agree with the Lefties but in this case they are absolutely correct. There is an America that works and contributes and an America that takes and destroys. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, work and support themselves, contribute to society, learn about political candidates before voting for them, help people who are temporarily down on their luck and pay their taxes. Some people don’t. That’s the great divide in America.

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s just not just. Is that what you believe? Neurosurgeons work 80 hours a week during the last 9 or 10 years of their 27 years of school and training before they become board certified and qualify to start earning their salaries. They may owe $300,000 in student loans by that time. Should they earn the same income as a teenager who drops fries into a sack at a fast food restaurant?

The Left Wingers preach hatred, greed and victimization while trying to divide America into groups; men and women, black and white, rich and poor, Christian and Atheist, workers and management, and so on. Democrats love power more than they love America. It causes Christian Ministers who believe in the Holy Bible and oppose abortion and same sex marriage to support the Democratic Party over their own beliefs and their own God. Millions of people like the idea of President Obama taking from those who worked hard for their money and giving it to those who prefer not to work.

The politics of envy is self destructive. I grew up in a one room house and carried water from a spring. Water would freeze in the bucket in the winter and during hot Arkansas summers my family would sleep on the floor because it was cooler there. I think God I never received a penny from welfare. One Christmas a Church group brought us some oranges. I worked since I was ten years old catching chickens, picking up rocks or life guarding. I liked being a life guard the best as a kid. I worked for Western Electric and General Motors but I knew I wanted more. I joined the Air Force knowing I would be drafted otherwise. In the service I attended the University of Maryland, Arizona State University and the University of Southern California. I have never stopped learning to this day. The highlight of my career was commanding a six billion dollar Provisional Wing equipped with Canadian CF-18 Hornets, Marine F-18’s, Navy F-14 Tom Cats, Air Force F-15 Eagles, F-15E Strike Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-4 Phantom II Wild Weasels, the AWACS E-3 Sentry, KC-10 Extender and C-130 Hercules aircraft. I will never forget the thousands of magnificent men and women who served with me. You see, I was not given this responsibility right out of the box. I was not a community organizer one day and a Wing Commander the next. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work!

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit and put America in such debt that recovery may be impossible. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America and concealing a fundamental deviation from long held American values and common sense. In the end it is a betrayal of those who receive temporary gratification. Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of capability and hope.

The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. By and large, income variations in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsible have a far greater likelihood of failure. Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. While I was attending night school, most of my buddies were hanging out. Even as an Intelligence Analyst at the National Security Agency I attended the University of Maryland at night. There were probably 50,000 people at Fort Meade who could have been attending college on base but fewer than ten were in my classes.

It is not inequality Barrack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom, the freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means much less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Barrack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.

The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.” Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barrack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity.

Barack and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of Democrats to sap the productivity of all other Parties. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts. It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.

The principles that guide President Obama and the Democratic Party today have little in common with the Democratic Party of John F. Kennedy. Today, Saul Alinsky is the greatest influence and guide worshipped by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Hillary wrote her Senior Thesis about Alinsky and Obama worked for his former organization in Chicago. Understand Alinsky and Obama will become as transparent as spring water. While America is staggering from Obamacare, Benghazi, NSA, IRS, government spending and threats from Iran, Obama is ready with his left jab, amnesty for the horde of illegal aliens who have invaded America.

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” Abraham Lincoln declared that a house divided against itself cannot stand. I submit that since 2009, America has grown more divided than the North and the South before the Civil War.

Note about images: I Googled Welfare line & Welfare Queen

THE DIRTY GOVERNMENT SECRET

June 13, 2013

Probably 90% of federal employees are union. 98% of union contributions go to who? That’s right, DEMOCRATS, can you trust them?

Agencies like NSA & IRS keep hiring. NSA occupies a building the size of the Pentagon and also has unionized employees all over the world. The more make-work projects you have the more unionized employees you need.

As private sector union workers have dropped precipitously, public sector union workers have more than taken up the slack.

Taxpayers have no choice other than to support the government unions that work against their best interests by electing people like Barack Obama, Elijah Cummings, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Weiner, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jeff Merkley, Dick Durbin, Sherrod Brown, Tom Harkin, Barbara Mikulski, Tom Udall, Ben Cardin, Yvette Clarke, William Lacy Clay, John Conyers, Danny Davis, Donna Edwards, Mike Honda, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Jim McGovern, John Olver, Bobby Rush, Linda Sanchez, Pete Stark, Lynn Woolsey, Claire McCaskill, are you getting the picture?

You are more likely to run into an illegal alien from Yemen or Somalia in DC and Maryland than a Conservative. So who are these NSA and IRS workers? Mostly Democrats, of course. Who runs Human Resources and does the hiring? Democrats of course. Who plays loose with the Constitution and fends off Conservative Non-Profit Political Organizations? Who spies on Law Abiding Citizens? Who mans the United States Department of State? Who are the bean counters in the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security?

When Democrats see a new Federal Program that involves hiring more Federal Employees they see Dollar Signs. The odds that any Government Union will donate to any Republican are less than the odds the Union Hall Lectern will be struck by lightning.
The so-called Collective Bargaining you find in Government Unions is one Democrat Government Employee negotiating with another Democrat Government Employee. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. It’s a win win situation. Who loses? THE TAXPAYERS!

Thank You Jimmy Carter for government unions.

SOLVING THE ARKANSAS EDUCATION PUZZLE

October 13, 2012

Arkansas Governor Beebe, in political ads with great fanfare says the state is 5th in Education. I guess other states are flocking to Arkansas to learn how we did it, right? Not exactly. The study Beebe is so excited about is the Education Week Quality Counts 2011 survey, which ranked Arkansas #5 based on education policies. It reminds me of the Dog Food Company meeting. The boss asked who had the best sales staff, “We do” was the reply. Who has the best company, “we do, we do” who has the best distribution, “we do”. Even so our sales are down, what’s the problem? A man called out, “The dang dogs won’t eat it!”

Even the questionable Quality Counts study gave the state low marks in two areas where the state has long struggled to advance: Student achievement and the chance for a successful career with an Arkansas education, areas where high marks really mean something!

There are a lot of organizations that rank education performance. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gave Arkansas a C in Education Policy along with 8 other states. There were 30 states with grades higher than C. In performance Arkansas ranks 45th, thank you Mississippi and West Virginia! I believe the ALEC study provides a more comprehensive look at how state education performs based on student scores on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP).

ALEC researchers are heavy into various school reform measures, with high praise for different education reform programs in disparate states:

“The past two years, however, have been crucial in demonstrating that reform is not only necessary but in fact achievable. In the past, governors gave lip service to education reform but tended to simply increase spending and kick the can down the road. The 2010–2011 period witnessed something entirely different: lawmakers taking on the reactionary education establishment directly, and defeating them repeatedly. States having passed reforms must move vigorously to implementation, given the huge difference between changing law and changing policy and opportunities for subversion. Reformers in other states should carefully study the comprehensive approaches of Florida and Indiana lawmakers. Dramatic improvement results from broad, rather than incremental, reform.”

Of course the wild eyed Arkansas liberals are trying to discredit the ALEC. Dan Greenberg wrote an insightful article for THE ARKANSAS PROJECT, “Confessions of an ALEC Conspirator,” which scoffs at all the paranoid liberal handwringing about the organization with a calm look at the facts about the role ALEC plays in policymaking. Liberals don’t like facts.
http://www.thearkansasproject.com/confessions-of-an-alec-conspirator/