Obama’s SuckWester. By: RIGHT TO CARRIE
FROM CJ Rachel
B.O. really stunk last weak
Alright people, Obama has set the narrative for the next match in the ongoing quest to save the country. In his press conference last Friday, he basically said whenever you hear a piece of economic news over the next six months, you’ll know it could have been better. You see, he tried to save Americans from the Republican sequester but in the end, Republicans just like to see people suffer. Mark Levin predicted this the night before the Republican sequester was to begin last week in his show. He basically said the economy is flat, it’s not doing anything due to Obama’s policies, so with all the forthcoming bad economic news he thinks Obama is going to blame it on the sequester, and once again prove how disastrous Republicans and Capitalism are for America.
With all that was going on last week, like Obama lying about his ownership of the sequestration, lying about not getting any revenue and not having any control over the specifics of where the cuts can be applied, and then Bob Woodward being intimidated and isolated by his own, I still don’t really recall a Republican presence. I know they gave Obama a bill that would allow him to decide where the cuts go (and that this was just for show). In theory this was a good idea but it’s like they did it in secret because nobody paid it any attention. Republicans were absolutely shredded in the news last week and yes, this kind of D.N.C. / White House / media blitzkrieg does work. Democrats fight to the death while Republicans are fighting W.W.F. style – they’re in the fight but they’re really just faking it so they can still keep their jobs and collect their checks (sorry W.W.F. fans). Last week the White House gave members of the media a “fact sheet” which included “facts” like the following for them to repeat: a number of states would see losses in public health funding and access to funding for the treatment and prevention for substance abuse and HIV, Texas will lose $51 million in funding for teachers, aides and staff who help children with disabilities, and more than 100,000 formerly homeless people would be kicked out of housing and shelter programs.
The average person who pays a little attention to politics doesn’t know any Republican representatives by name, maybe one or two. Instead they know the pundits like Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, etc.” This wouldn’t be so sad except a lot of the so-called representatives have been in the house or senate as long as or longer than those pundits have been at their jobs um, punditing.
There are a couple of facts I try to keep in mind whenever there are budget negotiations / shenanigans going on. First is that a “cut” in Washington D.C. means they’re spending extra this year already but, they’re not going to spend as much… or extra. Second, there is still $200 billion from T.A.R.P. that hasn’t been spent. And speaking of T.A.R.P. I thought it was weird that we were all told our government needed $750 to $800 billion in 24 hours or the economy would collapse so, two weeks later the Republicans voted for it. Well, a handful of Republicans voted no because they’re those crazy constitutional types.
Now we know that the sequester isn’t cutting any of these agencies or programs the year started out with. It’s just a cut in the extra or (rate of growth) they were going to have this year. Obama has referred to the cuts as a series of “dumb and arbitrary cuts” but here is a link to a long list of exempted programs and activities. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/2/905 Thank goodness the Obama Phone will not have to suffer as well as the pensions of our beloved public servants paid for by automatically deducting it from our paychecks and telling us it’s for our retirement via social security. But, there are thousands of government funded businesses (that’s inappropriate in the first place) that could be cut.
Head Start spends $9,000 per child. Multiple studies over 45 years and yet they found almost no advantages to children in kindergarten and grade one from having gone through Head Start, compared to children who had not. See more on what’s up with Head Start at http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/hhs/subsidies. Also, as a side note, we have public school teachers asking math questions like this: “One slave got whipped five times a day. How many times did he get whipped in a month (31 days)? Or, graduating students from high school who can only read at a fifth grade level. I wouldn’t mind having a few teachers laid off but I know thanks to the unions, they rarely get fired and even if they do they still collect a check from us. Another not so arbitrary cut is with the I.R.S. The National Treasury Employees Union (yes the I.R.S. has a union to demand that they get better benefits from us) spokesperson says they’ll have between 5 and 7 furlough days starting after tax season. The are choosing to postpone them until after tax season however their spokesperson is explaining that further cuts in service is unfair to them and the public.
The fact is that Democrats like the way things are. They talk about how bad the deficit is and then borrow more money to create more agencies, programs, and activities so their constituents will look to government for everything in life. Within the past couple of weeks the Democrats came out with a measure that would mandate $55 billion in additional spending cuts and $54 billion in new tax revenue. They drove spending way up and now demand that spending a trillion plus a year be the new normal. After reading a few articles on just how insane and quite frankly insultingly ridiculous government waste and fraud has become like how the cost to produce a penny in 2012 is more than two times its actual value and taxpayers are left to cover the loss. Read more if you have the stomach for it: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/15/coburn-waste-book-details-1-billion-in-eye-opening-government-expenses/#ixzz2MWJbMykL . At some point we really have to start to hold our representatives responsible for their inaction and complacency. The Tea Party was doing a great job at this but we need community outreach, like the Christians do (and the Democrats right before an election); feed ’em, entertain ’em, talk with ’em and maybe get a chance to educate them a little. We need to find ways to introduce the Republican party and real history to about 4 decades of voters. We can no longer allow the Democratic party to define who we are and what we believe. 2013 needs to be different. -CJ Rachel: RIGHT TO CARRIE