Monday, August 31, 2009

A 100% failure rate!

Think about this . . .

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 - they've had 234 years to get it right; it is broke, and even though heavily subsidized, it can't compete with private sector FedEx and UPS services.

Social Security was established in 1935 - they've had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - they've had 71 years to get it right; it is broke. Freddie Mac was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; it is broke. Together Fannie and Freddie have now led the entire world into the worst economic collapse in 80 years.

The War on Poverty was started in 1964 - they've had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our hard earned money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor"; it hasn't worked.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 - they've had 44 years to get it right; they are both broke; and now our government dares to mention them as models for all US health care.

AMTRAK was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; last year they bailed it out as it continues to run at a loss!

This year, a trillion dollars was committed in the massive political payoff called the Stimulus Bill of 2009; it shows NO sign of working; it's been used to increase the size of governments across America, and raise government salaries while the rest of us suffer from economic hardships. It has yet to create a single new private sector job. Our national debt projections (approaching $10 trillion) have increased 400% in the last six months.

"Cash for Clunkers" was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009 - - after 80% of the cars purchased turned out to be produced by foreign companies, and dealers nationwide are buried under bureaucratic paperwork demanded by a government that is not yet paying them what was promised.

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that each and every "service" shoved down our throats by an over-reaching government turns into disaster, how could any informed American trust our government to run or even set policies for America's health care system - - 17% of our economy?

Maybe each of us has a personal responsibility to let others in on this brilliant record before 2010, and then help remove from office those who are voting to destroy capitalism and destroy our grandchildren's future.
  • I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin, 1759

H/T ARRA News Service
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

FDR and "The Economic Bill of Rights"

With the most radical administration of all time in the White House, so many people have tried to figure out where the President gets his agenda from. Many point to Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" for that answer. I don't disagree, and I think every American should read it to get an idea of what we're looking at. However very few people are able to come up with this next source that I will share with you. FDR's "Economic Bill of Rights". In fact, very few people have even heard of "The Economic Bill of Rights". I blame the liberal media and corrupt education system for covering this up. These "Big Brother figures" do their best to try to change this part of history. However some of us have caught on, and it's time to expose where the far left gets their agenda.
"The Economic Bill of Rights" -January 11 1944

It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.

This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.
As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.
Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being. America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.
A liberal reads this and is amazed at how compassionate it sounds. A conservative reads this and is amazed at how silly it sounds. FDR is an embarrassment to this country. What he proposed only undermined the constitution. However as thinking American's we can take so much out of this, and I'm sure you've come up with some conclusions of your own. I have done the same, and here are a few things I've come up with:

1. These all seem nice in a perfect world, however we don't live in a perfect world, do we? Wake up liberals, welcome to reality. Unfortunately it would be impossible to provide things like "a house for everyone." Don't let this confuse you. We live in the United States of America, the land of opportunity. This means that everyone has the opportunity to have a house. Housing is not guaranteed though. If you don't want to put forth a little effort, we're not just going to give you housing. This was tried just recently if you will remember. In fact, this is one of the main factors that lead to our economic downturn. Providing these risky loans to people who quite frankly can't pay them off. Oh, and who can forget LBJ's "War on Poverty." Maybe this is a topic for another day, but just to sum it up in one word, FAILURE! Unfortunately there is no way to completely eliminate poverty. That doesn't mean we shouldn't try to help out. I'm all for helping those who are less fortunate. Private donations are a great way to help the poor (something Joe Biden knows nothing about). The problem comes when it is government regulated.

2. If it's not obvious to you, I'll spell it out. THIS IS SOCIALISM! Looking back at some of these "rights" you can see that FDR wants to create a society of the rich. This sounds nice, but it's just not possible. Not everybody can live a life of luxury. This is something that is earned. Sometimes socialism is described as the equal distribution of wealth, I disagree. There are a few definitions we must get straight. Capitalism may be the unequal distribution of wealth, but socialism is the equal distribution of poverty. When you continue to suck money out from the rich, obviously the rich get poorer. And unfortunately, as proven throughout history, the general rule of thumb is when you continue to feed this money to the poor, they just stay poor. There are a small percentage of people who just caught a few bad breaks and actually need a little boost from the government. But there are also the people who are poor, because they want to be. I'm sorry, I speak the truth, and sometimes the truth ain't nice.

3. Do you think that FDR was trying to represent the people when he proposed this bill? The fact of the matter is, the majority of Americans are opposed to these ideas. I'll take an example and we'll compare it to an issue today. You might have noticed that socialized health care is mentioned in this bill. Today, poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans are opposed to this idea. That goes for just about every other idea in this bill as well. Do you think our founding fathers wanted these types of things implemented in America? Of course not. The founding fathers were true capitalists. They set up the constitution to protect from these types of things happening. FDR was a left wing activist who really did not care for the constitution.

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking. Of course there is much more to be said on this, but not everyone is up for reading a book on the subject. I encourage everyone to use this "Economic Bill of Right's" and reference it when necessary. Come up with your own ideas and share this with others. They will try to hide things like this and keep them out of the history books, and it's our job to expose it.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Tom Price on Nationalized Healthcare

Rep. Tom Price is one of the few in Congress that actually understands that our country is in great danger with this health care bill being proposed. We salute Representative Price and those like him for having the courage to stand up to all these liberals in Congress and be the voice of the people!

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True Character

by CJ Galdes: I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel down to Cincinnati for the Sean Hannity Freedom Concert. As many of you know, the majority of the proceeds from the concert goes to The Freedom Alliance, an organization set up by Oliver North to aid families put a child in college if they have lost a military father. Oliver North was a speaker at the concert but also had a book signing scheduled for his new book "American Hero's." I knew right away that this was something I had to participate in. I purchased my book early in the day and stored it away for later when the book signing was set up. Unfortunately, since I was participating in other Freedom Concert events I arrived at the book signing a few minutes late.

I was very rudely greeted by a security guard who explained that she was told to cut off the line because Ollie would not have time to sign any more books. However, I saw a line of about 20 people after where the security guard was supposedly cutting off the line. After talking to a few people I concluded that they weren't supposed to be there, but nobody was stopping them and they were going to wait and see if there was time left for him to get to a few more books. It took about an hour of waiting before we were at the front of the line. At this time two more security guards told us to just leave. Instead we decided to patiently continue to wait even though at this point we had given up almost all hope. Just when it looked like Ollie was going to pack up, to our surprise he looked back at us. He whispered something into his assistants ear and without hesitation said he would continue signing. The line went crazy!

Sure enough, I got my book signed and a few pictures with him to go along with it. More importantly, to me this was the greatest display of compassion I had ever seen. He could have just as easily left and went on with his day. He is a very busy man. Later that night, he would go on to do an interview on the Sean Hannity Show. He then would speak in front of a huge crowd at the Freedom Concert. The next morning would be a plane ride to Atlanta where he would do it all over again there. And last but not least he would be off to Afghanistan to shoot his Fox News series for the next month. On top of all that, he decided to sign the books of 50 people and put a smile on our faces.

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