Thursday, April 22, 2010

Christie's Capital Creation

Okay, folks, this is how it's done:

From the The Washington Post:
"Bringing Thunder-ous change to New Jersey"
by George Will

"The bridge (connecting New Jersey to Pennsylvania) is a tutorial on a subject this government has flunked -- economics, which is mostly about incentives."

"In late afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie says, the bridge is congested with New Jersey government employees heading home to Pennsylvania, where the income tax rate is 3 percent, compared with New Jersey's top rate of 9 percent."

The article states that New Jersey's deficit of 2.2 billion is the worst in the nation (he's looking at it relative to the state's budget).
Next year's projected deficit is five times that.
These days we're so used to looking at the word "trillion" that 2 billion has no meaning anymore.

This translates into the daily life of hard-working New Jersey resident's who have seen their taxes raised 115 times in the last eight years.
They have seen their kids graduate from college and make the same exodus out of state as their fellow graduates...again putting New Jersey on the map as number one in disappearing graduate students.
They have watched small businesses pack their bags and join the long lines of large corporations fleeing their taxed-to-death and death-taxed state until no one is left but government employees.

But newly elected Governor Chris Christie is showing New Jersey and the rest of the country (are you listening D.C.?) how to build a thriving economy, how to encourage growth and investment and how to let loose the American spirit of incentive and invention.

Here's how he did it...are you ready?

Spending freezes and tax cuts!

Gasp! Is it possible?
Can not spending taxpayer's money on government union pensions and benefits bring down such a huge debt?
Can cutting taxes on property and product actually build a stronger economy?

"In eight weeks he cut $13 billion -- $232 million a day, $9 million an hour."

Why, yes it can.
Thank you, Gov. Christie, for showing us how it's done.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Writing on the Wall

April 1, 2010 in Portland, Maine

THE PRESIDENT: "You turned on the news, you’d see that those same folks who were hollering about [HCR] before it passed, they’re still hollering, about how the world will end because we passed this bill. (Laughter.) This is not an exaggeration. John Boehner called the passage of this bill..."

THE PRESIDENT: "— no need to — we don’t need to boo, I just want to give the facts — called this passage of this bill “Armageddon.” You had others who said this is the end of freedom as we know it.
So after I signed the bill, I looked around. (Laughter and applause.) I looked up at the sky to see if asteroids were coming."

(Meteorite over Wisconsin. April 15)
(Laughter.) "I looked at the ground to see if cracks had opened up in the earth."

(Volcanic eruption in Iceland. Began on March 20. Ash plume erupted into atmosphere on April 15. Opened 2,000 ft. fissure)
The world is full of coincidence and happenstance.
I make no connections here. Nature provides the illustration.
So when our President laughs and pokes his finger in the eyes of concerned Americans, and when he decimates our liberty and laughingly tells us to "go for it", I don't think he's mocking me personally.
I think he's mocking God who created man in His image.
I think he's daring God to show who is greater.
Obama's mocking words continue to reverberate and a malignant echo.
Like Belthazzar in his palace mocking God, while he partied on the plunder of Israel's sacred temple.
Like Nebuchanezzar who strolled his mighty fortress and declared there was none greater than himself.
The writing on the wall will soon become clear.
Americans are a praying people still.
We know who is greater...and it's not Obama.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Time for a Visual

In this article by Phil Kerpan at, he displays and interesting flow chart showing exactly by what means Obama is destroying America.

"Obama's Secret Power Grabs"

This heedless grab for power will continue unless the electorate wakes up to
the facts presented on this chart.
Take time to visualize what this will mean for every one of us if Obama is not stopped in November.

Cap and Trade will increase our energy bills beyond the average American salary.
Union Card Check will create a permanent unemployment class.
Internet regulation will effectively destroy free speech and open the door to completely dismantle the rest of the Bill of Rights.
The Debt commission will institutionalize the failed stimulus and lock in higher spending, at the same time Obama claims it as a "spending freeze".

Obamacare was never the was the lid on Pandora's Box.

Print out this chart from the article if you dare and remember in November.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Congressional Hero

I watched the "healthcare summit" on the internet.

And what I came away with was a great appreciation for the Republican congress and their valiant effort to explain the President's own healthcare bill to him. They spent those long hours responding graciously to the President's sour and sarcastic interruptions and spoke respectfully, but seriously about the most troubling aspects of the bill. They offered reasonable alternatives to the unnecessary federal interference, and gave well-founded warnings about unsustainable costs.

It seemed a hopeless waste of time after the bill passed.

But I don't believe heroics like that go unrecognized.

One man stood out in that summit and now has a voice which is being listened to all across the country.

Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin's First Congressional District.

This is a speech he gave on March 31 in Oklahoma after the passage of Obamacare:
"Should America Bid Farewell to Exceptional Freedom?"
By Rep. Paul Ryan
It is a long read, but well worth it.
Here are some highlights:

"Americans are preparing to fight another American Revolution, this time, a peaceful one with election ballots...but the "causes" of both are the same:
Should unchecked centralized government be allowed to grow and grow in power ... or should its powers be limited and returned to the people?"

"These leaders are walking America down a new path ... creating entitlements and promising benefits that model the United States after the European Union: a welfare state society where most people pay little or no taxes but become dependent on government benefits ..."

"We already see enough of "crony capitalism." When government sends bailout money to Wall Street firms they label "too big to fail," that's "crony capitalism." When government buys shares in General Motors, names their management, and dictates their salaries, that's "crony capitalism." When big health insurance companies, instead of competing for market, team up with Congressional Health Care writers to order every individual to buy their products, that's "crony capitalism." When thousands of small businesses have to meet bottom lines with no government bailout, well, you're too small to succeed...good luck!"

"Let's see: since 4 million Americans have been unemployed since they passed these "stimuli," that averages $220,000 per job lost. Think about that. Democrats can't even put people out of work without spending near a trillion dollars!"

"CBO estimates that Cap and Trade's total cost is another near-trillion dollars. By one CBO estimate, the tax and energy cost bills for the average American household may grow by $1,600 a year. Other studies put this cost a lot higher."

"Most Americans understand that government-run Health Care is not free, not cheap, and not compassionate."

"The drama that brought this creature to life was unedifying ... part tragedy and part farce. Ethical categories went out the window. Never in history have the deliberations of Congress been subverted on this scale. The secrecy, the lack of transparency, the half-truths were stunning. The votes called at midnight ... the 2 and 3 thousand page bills members of Congress had no time to read before the votes ... the sordid backroom deals, the Cornhusker Kickback that shamed Nebraska, the Louisiana Purchase, the "Gator Aid" Medicare privilege for Florida, the additional Medicare dollars for states whose wavering representatives only yesterday were ferociously denouncing earmarks ... the federal judgeship dangled for one lawmaker's brother ... the raid on the Medicare piggy bank ... the lie that $250 billion for "doc fix" shouldn't count as a Health Care cost ... the double-counted deficit estimate scam that would land any accountant in jail ... the proposed Slaughter rule that Congressmen not record a vote on a bill their constituents hate, just "deem" it passed and vote on the amendments...and to complete the farce, the phony Executive Order pretending not to fund abortions when the Health Care bill, as "the supreme law of the land," does fund abortions."

"Self-government stands or falls on integrity, not only in those who represent you but in the enactment of law. This indecency soiled our freedom and embarrassed the democracy we promote in other nations."

"Supposing the American people use their referendum in November to elect a new majority, what would the next Congress do?
The first order of business will be "repeal and replace." We will work to repeal federalized Health Care and replace it with a robust, competitive open market in health care that puts patients and their doctors at the center - not employers, not insurers, and not government agents. This takes at least two elections, and we must show our perseverance."

"I would welcome honest debate in the next Congress on how to tackle our fiscal crisis - and the larger debate on the proper role of government. It's time politicians in Washington stopped patronizing the American people as if they were children - deferring tough decisions and promising fiscal fantasies. Tell Americans the truth, offer them a choice, and count on them to do what's right."

"A political realignment is on the way."

"The question is, do we realign with the vision of a European-style social welfare state, or do we realign with the American idea?"

"Those leaders have underestimated the good sense of the American people. They broke faith with independents, Republicans, and their own rank-and-file. They walked away from the foundational truths that made America the wonder and the envy of the world. The price of their infidelity will be high."

"Knowing America, and Oklahoma as I have come to know it, I am confident that the American character is up to every challenge. America is not over. This exceptional nation will not go down the way of mediocrity. Ronald Reagan used to say: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction ... It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for [our children] to do the same." We are that generation. The fight is our fight, and it begins now! The time is at hand to reclaim America for freedom."

I have nothing to add, except this:
I pray I wake up on a chilly Wednesday morning in November 2012 and say these words..."God Bless America and President Ryan"!


First the Trip...Then the Fall

America's current President had this to say after he rammed
the nation-dividing bill known as "healthcare reform" down our throats and into our gullets like a
force-fed goose whose only purpose is to provide
foie gras:

"So after I signed the bill, I looked around. I looked up at the sky to see if asteroids were coming. I looked at the ground to see if cracks had opened up in the earth. You know what, it turned out it was a pretty nice day. Birds were still chirping. Folks were strolling down the street. Nobody had lost their doctor. Nobody had pulled the plug on Granny. Nobody was being dragged away to be forced into some government-run health care plan."


Obama crowed and cackled after the passage of the bill, like an old hen hatching a clutch of ten dozen eggs.
You'd think he would recall the last year of debate, the warnings from Republicans and the massive protests and polls showing more than 70% opposition to unprecedented government takeover of America.

No. He saw nothing but his own victory and in his victory, he's shown not an ounce of humility. It's as if he's paying us all back for calling his baby ugly.

I've never seen the like.
But, I have seen this:
"Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall"
Proverbs 16:18

Americans have had enough.

Representative Steve King of Iowa has responded:

"The rights to "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" are prioritized rights. No one has the right to kill in the name of liberty just as no one has the right to take your liberty in pursuit of their happiness. Obamacare is a "taking" of our liberty.

We the People understand this intuitively and reject this injustice which will, if not repealed, bring about the American decline. We cannot "hide the decline" or "manage the decline." We must decline the decline by repealing 100 percent of Obamacare."

And this is what Rep. King is doing about it:

"Before the first light of dawn on the morning after this Pelosi Congress sent Obamacare to the President's desk, I started the process to repeal. My decision to take this fight to and through the next election and probably through the presidential election in 2012 was not a knee jerk response to a legislative defeat. It is a commitment to the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, real health care reform and American Liberty."

The Fall is coming...I believe it begins this November.

God Bless this Good Friday.