Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ross Perot was Right! The Economic Truth

In 1992 Ross Perot burst on to the national political scene with his charts and Texas swagger. Although, he eventually lost his presidential bid, he shined a bright light on the ecomomic truths of our country and accurately predicted the path our economy over the last 17 years.

Recently, Perot put up a new web site called where he has expanded on the classic charts from his presidential campaign infomercials. Watch the video that launches his web site below:

Here are some of the new charts on his web site that clearly illustrate the self destructive path that we have placed our country on.

The Growing National Debt Combined 1968 - 2007

This is the cumulative amount of money that the government has borrowed from outside sources to meet its obligations during the years that it runs deficits. Debt Held by the Public includes domestic buyers, such as mutual funds, state and local governments, Federal Reserve banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, and individuals, as well as private foreign entities and central banks of foreign countries. Of the $5.1 trillion in outstanding public debt at the end of 2007, domestic investors owned 55 percent ($2.8 trillion) and foreign investors held 45 percent ($2.2 trillion). When the government runs surpluses, the debt gets paid down as can be seen from the trough in the late 1990s.

The Nation’s Healthcare Dollar 2004

Sixty percent of the private insurance healthcare dollar goes toward physician and hospital services, and fourteen percent goes toward both prescription drugs and administrative costs.

The term tipping point can be applied to a process in which, beyond a certain point, the rate at which the process continues will increase dramatically. The budget of the United States has reached its tipping point. A recent event could have, in fact, marked the point in time. The first Baby Boomer—born January 1, 1946—has applied for early retirement at age 62 and received her first Social Security check. On the chart, an upturn in the Medicare growth rate can be detected in 2011 when the first Baby Boomers turn 65. Thereafter, the number of retirees continues to increase while the number of workers per retiree continues to decrease. The pyramid scheme has collapsed.

On July 31, 2008, the total federal debt stood at $9.586 trillion. Of that amount, $4.182 trillion was owed to the various “trust funds” (e.g., Social Security, Medicare, federal employees retirement funds, etc.) because the government “borrowed” that money from them. That leaves $5.404 trillion of debt “held by the public.” Of that amount, $2.728 trillion is held domestically by banks, mutual funds, and other U.S. investors. This leaves $2.676 held by foreign countries, institutions and individuals.


1 Oil Exporters includes: Ecuador, Venezuela, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Algeria, Gabon, Libya and Nigeria.

2 Caribbean Banking Centers includes: Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Netherland Antilles, Panama, and British Virgin Islands.

For more common sense and a truthful view of the economic situation, visit:

Where are the leaders with the saavy to lead us out of this mess? How do we find our way before it’s too late?

Wake up America, the American Dream and the future of our children is at stake!

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it”. – Mark Twain

Restore the Republic, Reject the Agenda of ALL Unscrupulous Politicians! We need Leaders Now!



7 Reasons you can not trust Obama with your Healthcare

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood”. – James Madison

As the President calls for civility and a more thoughtful debate on Healthcare reform, everyone should be asking themselves – Why should I trust this man? So far the Obama presidency has been a string of broken promises, false hope and change for the worse.

So rather than debate healthcare directly, I want to illustrate why we can not trust this administration with the stewardship of our healthcare and another 18% of the economy. I will do this by presenting the outcome of some of the other “promises” that our President ran on. After that you can decide if you want to place your health and the future of our economy into the hands of this president and the Progressive Left.

Taxes: This president ran on the promise of reducing taxes for 95% of taxpayers. This can not and will not happen. We have a runaway deficit and out of control spending with more spending on the way. As a result the government needs to raise cash, so brace yourself; they are coming after everything. Here is a quick list of alternative ways to tax you currently under consideration, in addition to good old fashion income tax: a tax on soda, a tax on company furnished cell phones/laptops, energy taxes (on average $1,800 per household) courtesy of the climate change bill, a tax on your healthcare benefits, a wine/spirits tax, repeal of the 2001/2003 Bush tax cuts, changes to capital gains taxes, increases in federal excise tax on cigarettes, increase in federal excise tax on gasoline and a repeal of tax protection for retirement savings. Get the picture? Even if the taxes on some Americans aren’t direct by means of an income tax, make no mistake – the amount of money the government is going to take from you will go up!

Transparency: Candidate Obama campaigned on the promise of transparency. President Obama has been anything but. He has more Czars than any president in history. He does things behind the curtain and has HIS agenda laid out. He seems arrogant and aloof. He is unwilling to openly discuss his agenda and is extremely thin skinned when his agenda is criticized. He promised on-line accessibility to major legislation at least 5 days in advance of votes, not only has this not happened but he has allowed organizations like the Apollo Alliance, The Tides Foundation, SEIU and other special interest groups have a hand in writing major bills such as the Stimulus Bill. Even worse, he promised he would use the veto pen to stop pork barrel spending and when presented with a pork filled Omnibus spending bill this year, he signed it anyway.

Afghanistan: “By any measure, our single-minded and open-ended focus on Iraq is not a sound strategy for keeping America safe,” Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama said, which continued a theme he has outlined before: Afghanistan, not Iraq, should be the centerpiece of the war on terrorism. “Our troops and our NATO allies are performing heroically in Afghanistan, but I have argued for years that we lack the resources to finish the job because of our commitment to Iraq,” Obama said. “I will make the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be. This is a war that we have to win.”

Recently, General McChrystal is reported to favor a renewed effort to secure the Afghan population in crucial areas like Kandahar city. However he is frustrated, the White House and Pentagon made directives over the last six weeks that Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, not submit his request for as many as 45,000 additional troops because the administration isn’t ready for it.

This week President Obama said, “I’m going to take a very deliberate process in making those decisions… And so I just want to be absolutely clear, because there’s been a lot of discussion in the press about this: There is no immediate decision pending on resources”.

As a result General McChrystal has said he will resign if his request is not met. It has reached a point where the military is questioning the administration’s commitment to success in Afghanistan.

Apparently, the President is having a problem with following through on commitments he made as a candidate. However his indecision in this case is costing him credibility and putting our troops in danger. If he has changed his mind he should pull the troops out and tell us why.

The Eastern European Missile Defense System: Candidate Obama promised to follow through on a planned missile defense shield for Poland and the Czech Republic proposed by President Bush in 2006.

However, on Thursday Obama said he is replacing the planned missile defense system with what he called a new approach for defending the United States and its NATO allies from a missile threat from Iran.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have both praised Obama’s decision. To add insult to injury, Obama made the announcement on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland during World War Two.

Wasn’t one of Obama’s other campaign promises to rebuild our relationships with our allies? Wonder how that’s working out right now?

Cash for Clunkers: What seemed like a simple program to stimulate car sales turned into the typical government program, riddled with delays, red tape and computer glitches. Originally the program was funded for $1 billion and supposed to run for 90 days. However after 10 days the program was broke so the government coughed up another $2 billion and ran another three weeks. Throughout its’ the program was plagued with all types of computer and administrative issues. After it was over dealers where howling about the delays they experienced in receiving their funds.

So let’s put this in perspective, the same group that wants us to trust them with our healthcare and 18% of our economy couldn’t figure out how much this program would cost, how long the money would last, how to effectively administer the program or how to pay the participating dealers in a timely way. Nor do they understand the collateral damage they did with this program to associated automotive businesses such as auto repair shops, used car dealers, etc. Hmmm….

Guantanamo Bay: On Jan. 22nd, President Obama signed an executive order to close Guantanamo Bay. On May 18th, the democrats denied President Obama’s request for $80 million to close Guantanamo Bay. “When they (the administration) have a plan, they’re welcome to come back and talk to us about it.” – House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI)

Apparently, lawmakers are concerned about what would happen to the roughly 245 current Guantanamo inmates, many considered hardened terrorists particularly which congressional districts they would land in. Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) said the Justice Dept. was prepared earlier this month to release Guantanamo prisoners into his district — which the administration denied — and he called for a moratorium on such releases. “We need a plan. We need to know where these men will go,” Mr. Wolf said.

Eight months later we are no where close to closing the facility. Not only has the administration been unable to gain the cooperation of our allies in supporting this endeavor but we have literally had to pay other countries to take a few off our hands.

So again I ask, do you really thing that healthcare is a program that you want the government to run?

Release of the “torture memos” & Possible prosecution of CIA operatives – The candidate Barack Obama said he was interested in moving forward and saw no value in second guessing the previous administrations policies on security.

(CBS News) -”Withholding these memos would only serve to deny facts that have been in the public domain for some time,” Mr. Obama said. “This could contribute to an inaccurate accounting of the past, and fuel erroneous and inflammatory assumptions about actions taken by the United States.” (WSJ) – “The four memos from 2002 and 2005 revealed new details about the interrogations, including a detailed description of water boarding, or simulated drowning, and descriptions of lesser-known methods such as “walling” and using insects. Sections involving names of some detainees and the way techniques were applied to particular prisoners were blacked out.”

However AG Eric Holder now wants to move forward with prosecuting CIA operatives and the president suddenly has lost his nerve refusing to stop the investigation. He apparently fears a loss of support might occur among Democrat leaders who seem hell bent on pursuing this.

The President and the Justice Department needs to put a stop to this immediately. Our agents were acting on orders and in the best interest of our country. If we won’t defend them now – who will be willing to defend us in the future. By all accounts the intelligence yielded through these techniques potentially saved thousands of civilian lives

Not to mention how much this will improve our national security and relations with Muslims everywhere, as we provide them with more fuel for their hatred. This has further highlighted the arrogance of this administration because this was done over the objections of their own CIA Chief Leon Panetta and others in the U.S. intelligence community. The naiviety of this administration is frightening.

In the examples above there is one theme that repeats over and over. What Mr. Obama says and what he actually ends up doing are rarely the same. Additionally, in his eight months in office there have been many miscalculations on the size and scope of a given problem. For example, approve the stimulus bill and unemployment will be capped at 8%, even though today it is pushing 10%.  It is not only a matter of ideology – it is also a matter of trust!

And just in case you are still not convinced – Don’t forget that the house version of the healthcare bill was written with a lot of help from lobbyists and SEIU. Remember, it is a bill that most in Congress haven’t read. If you need a few more reasons, let me just say – Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Conyers and Waxman, I’ll say no more! Can we really trust these guys?

Restore the Republic, Reject the Progressive Left, their agenda and the healthcare reform bill!

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Mark Twain

What is a Trillion?

Anti-capitalism Propoganda aimed at YOUR KIDS!

Watch this video, it is unreal. This another propoganda campaign aimed at our school children. This video is already being shown in schools and churches in the US. The message is that capitalism is evil. The video is a product of the Progressive Left, George Soros and The Tides Foundation. It is being used around the world and is available in several languages.

There is also another version that has been released by conservatives which debunks the crap that is in the Tides version. Watch that version on the link below:

Glenn Beck – Current Events & Politics – Video: Debunking Story of Stuff

Bottom line: America is in the biggest fight in its’ history to protect – Our way of life, our freedom, our liberties, our sovereignity and the American Dream! It is time to stand up and fight back! If you love this country and you are not involved yet – What are you waiting for? Contact your local school board and make sure that this propoganda is not being shown to your kids!

Restore the Republic, Reject the agenda of the Socialist Left!

“We remark with special satisfaction those [favorable circumstances] which, under the smiles of Providence, result from the skill, industry and order of our citizens managing their own affairs in their own way and for their own use, unembarrassed by too much regulations, unoppressed by fiscal exactions.” –Thomas Jefferson

Obama’s Healthcare Support continues to Slide:

From Rasmussen Reports as of 9/18

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide now oppose the health care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the highest level of opposition yet measured and includes 44% who are Strongly Opposed.

Just 43% now favor the proposal, including 24% who Strongly Favor it.

But the overall picture remains one of stability. While the numbers have bounced a bit following nationally televised appearances by the president to promote the plan, opposition has generally stayed above 50% since early July. Support has been in the low to mid 40s.

The number who Strongly Oppose the plan has remained above 40% and the Strongly Favor totals have been in the mid-20s. This suggests public opinion is hardening when it comes to the plan that is currently working its way through Congress.

For full article go to:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10

Economic and Employment Update – Losses Continue

Despite what the administration is saying, the economy is still very sick.


The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $351.4 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent (±0.5%) from the previous month, but 5.3 percent (±0.7%) below August 2008. Total sales for the June through August 2009 period were down 7.6 percent (±0.3%) from the same period a year ago. The June to July 2009 percent change was revised from -0.1 percent (±0.5%)* to -0.2 percent (±0.2%)*.

Retail trade sales were up 3.0 percent (±0.7%) from July 2009, but 6.0 percent (±0.7%) below last year. Gasoline stations sales were down 26.7 percent (±1.5%) from August 2008 and building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers were down 13.6 percent (±2.0%) from last year.

The up tick in consumer spending was artificially created by the Cash for Clunkers program. This may ultimately hurt the car companies by pulling forward sales that would have occurred naturally over several months. This created a short term but unsustainable spike which may be followed by a long sales slump. Note that this is a straight spending comparison and that prices are not considered, so if prices go up on essentials the increase in spending will follow out of necessity. Also note that while spending is up slightly it remains significantly down from last year.


New orders for manufactured goods in July, up five of the last six months, increased $4.6 billion or 1.3 percent to $355.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.9 percent June increase. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.7 percent. Shipments, down eleven of the last twelve months, decreased $0.2 billion to $359.7 billion. This followed a 1.8 percent June increase. Unfilled orders, down ten consecutive months, decreased $0.1 billion to $740.6 billion. This was the longest streak of consecutive monthly decreases since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in 1992. This followed a 0.8 percent June decrease. The unfilled orders-to-shipments ratio was 5.95, down from 6.00 in June. Inventories, down eleven consecutive months, decreased $3.6 billion or 0.7 percent to $503.1 billion. This was the longest streak of consecutive monthly decreases since March 2003-January 2004 and followed a 1.1 percent June decrease. The inventories-to-shipments ratio was 1.40, down from 1.41 in June.

Other areas of concern are the residential real estate market and what appears to be an attempt to re-inflate the housing market.

From The Center for American Progress (this source proves even the left is not buying the fairy tales)

It’s 1930 all over again. While cheerleaders for the real estate industry proclaim the housing markets are ready to turn the corner, with first-time homebuyers ready to jump into the market, the reported 55 percent increase in foreclosure activity over last July should put a damper on the excitement. July marks the third month of accelerating increases in foreclosure activity reported by RealtyTrac and an unbroken streak going back to January 2006 of year-over-year increases in monthly foreclosures. With RealtyTrac reporting in excess of 750,000 bank-owned properties, we estimate that nearly 0.6 percent of all housing units in the United States are now bank-owned. While this may appear to be a small slice of the total housing stock, this is the same ratio of foreclosed properties to housing units in 1930. Foreclosures increased steadily from 1930 until peaking in 1933, at which point 10 percent of all homes had become bank-owned. They did not return to pre-Depression levels until 1938.

Now that Congress has passed and the president has signed housing legislation, there is a danger of complacency in thinking the problem has been addressed. The ball is in the loan servicers’ court to see if they will participate at meaningful rates in the new FHA loan program to refinance at-risk borrowers into sustainable loans. The Hope Now alliance of over 30 major loan services holding vast numbers of home mortgage loans reported modifying 220,000 loans during the second quarter of this year. To put that figure in context, RealtyTrac reported 272,121 foreclosure actions (notices of default, auctions, or repossessions) in July alone. If the mortgage industry doesn’t pick up the pace and more rapidly restructure or refinance existing mortgages headed for default and foreclosure, things will get worse before they get better.

Whether the situation is truly a harbinger of things becoming as dire as they did between 1930 and 1933 is something we will only know after the fact. But foreclosures are mounting, with 1 in 11 American families with a home loan in trouble as of June. If voluntary programs do not begin taking effective advantage of the tools offered by the recent housing bill, we would expect to see calls for still greater government action to avert a 1930s-like economic plunge.

The last line of this article is cause for concern , “we would expect to see calls for still greater government action to avert a 1930s-like economic plunge”.

Excerpts From The Associated Press

It could be another year before the final taxpayer tab for Fannie and Freddie is known, and that outcome will depend on when delinquencies and foreclosures finally crest.

The Obama administration doesn’t expect to announce its plans for the two companies until early next year, but powerful interest groups aren’t waiting until then. The Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday offered a detailed plan to replace Fannie and Freddie with several federally regulated private companies.

In the meantime, both Fannie and Freddie have been drafted to implement the Obama administration’s effort to reduce the number of foreclosures.

The early results have been disappointing. For example, while Fannie or Freddie refinanced 2.9 million loans from January through July, only about 60,000 were taking advantage of an Obama administration plan to help “underwater” borrowers who owe more than their homes are worth.

At the same time, nearly 70 percent of U.S. mortgages made in the first half of this year went through Fannie or Freddie, up from 62 percent last year, according to Inside Mortgage Finance, a trade publication.

See full article at:

Again the story is in the last paragraph, if “nearly 70 percent of U.S. mortgages made in the first half of this year went through Fannie or Freddie”, that means that the “government” is still guaranteeing these loans – which really means unfunded taxpayer liabilities continue to grow.


Excerpts From The Associated Press 


WASHINGTON – September 18, 2009 — Forty-two states lost jobs last month, up from 29 in July, with the biggest net payroll cuts coming in Texas, Michigan, Georgia and Ohio.

The Labor Department also reported Friday that 27 states saw their unemployment rates increase in August, and 14 states and Washington D.C., reported unemployment rates of 10 percent or above.

The jobless rate nationwide is expected to peak above 10 percent next year, from its current 9.7 percent

The United States lost 216,000 jobs in August, the department said earlier this month, down from 276,000 in July. Employers have eliminated 6.9 million jobs since the recession began in December 2007.

Texas lost 62,200 jobs as its unemployment rate rose to 8 percent in August for the first time in 22 years.

Michigan saw 42,900 jobs disappear, including 25,000 in manufacturing, as the state continued to suffer along with its struggling auto industry. Michigan’s unemployment rate rose to 15.2 percent, the highest in the nation.

Nevada has the second-highest rate at 13.2 percent, followed by Rhode Island at 12.8 percent and California and Oregon at 12.2 percent each.

The jobless rates in California, Nevada and Rhode Island were the highest on records dating to 1976. California and Nevada have been slammed by the housing bust, while Rhode Island has lost thousands of manufacturing and government jobs in the past year.

Georgia and Ohio reported the third and fourth-highest job losses… respectively,

New Jersey added 800 jobs, but its jobless rate jumped to 9.7 percent, the highest in 33 years, from 9.3 percent.

Bottom line: The recovery so far is not creating new jobs in the private sector. The majority of new hires right now are in the government sector which will not result in boosting the GDP. Government does on create earnings, it consumes them.

The facts are this, we have unemployment of 9.7%. The stimulus was supposed to prevent us from going over 8.0%. What happened to those shovel ready projects that were going to put people to work right away? We have lost an additional 2.5 million job since Feb. 2009. We have more people on food stamps than ever before. Since the stimulus money is not creating jobs, maybe we should return all the unspent money to the Treasury. Then we can use it to pay down the debt, fund tax credits for business and capital investment to jump start the economy.

Even more concerning is; if the administration is successful in its’ efforts to put through Tax and Cap, Health Care Reform and tax increases more jobs will be lost.

It is time for a new plan. It is time to start telling your representatives that; we want the unused portion of the stimulus money returned to the Treasury, no more bailouts as well as tax breaks to stimulate business investment and job creation. We need to create jobs! We need to create them immediately. Government can hire people but that does not create revenue or national economic prosperity. No good will come from more government regulation and involvement in the markets. We do not want or need a welfare state. If the government spending does not stop and the free market be allowed to function on its’ own, we will bankrupt America. I for one have no desire to become part of a global nation that takes away my rights, liberties, freedom and the American Dream.

Restore the Republic, Reject the agenda of the Progressive Left!

“But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years”.….. The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale”.  –  Thomas Jefferson

Here are the names of the “ACORN 82”

Below are the names of those members of Congress that could not or would not step up and “Do the Right Thing” when it came to holding ACORN accountable for their corrupt ways. 

House of Representatives:  RepTammy Baldwin, D-WI; Xavier Becerra, D-CA; Robert Brady D-PA;

Corrine Brown, D-FL; G.K. Butterfield, D-NC; Mike Capuano, D-MA;

Andre Carson, D-IN: Kathy Castor, D-FL; Emanuel Cleaver, D-MO

James Clyburn, D-SC; Joseph Crowley, D-NY; Elijah Cummings, D-MD

Danny Davis, D-IL; Diane DeGette, D-CO; Bill Delahunt, D-MA; Mike Doyle, D-PA;

Donna Edwards, D-MD; Keith Ellison, D-MN; Eliot Engel, D-NY; Chaka Fattah, D-PA;

Bob Filner, D-CA; Marcia Fudge, D-OH; Al Green, D-TX; Raul Grijalva, D-AZ;

Maurice Hinchey, D-NY; Mazie Hirono, D-HI; Rush Holt, D-NJ; Mike Honda, D-CA;

Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL; Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-TX; Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX;

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-MI; Dennis Kucinich, D-OH; Rick Larsen, D-WA;

Barbara Lee, D-CA; John Lewis, D-GA; Stephen Lynch, D-MA Markey, D-MA;

Betty McCollum, D-MN; McDermott, D-WA; McGovern, D-MS; Gregory Meeks, D-NY;

Alan Mollohan, D-WV; Gwen Moore, D-WI; Jim Moran, D-VA; Jerrold Nadler, D-NY;

Richard Neal, D-MA; John Olver, D-MA; Frank Pallone, D-NJ; Bill Pascrell, D-NJ;

Donald Payne, D-NJ; Jared Polis, D-CO; David Price, D-NC; Nick Rahall, D-WV;

Charlie Rangel, D-NY; Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-CA; Bobby Rush, D-IL;

Linda Sánchez, D-CA; Jan Schakowsky, D-IL; David Scott D-GA; Bobby Scott, D-VA;

Jose Serrano, D-NY; Brad Sherman, D-CA; Albio Sires, D-NJ; Louise Slaughter, D-NY;

Pete Stark, D-CA; Bennie Thompson, D-MS; Edolphus Towns, D-NY;

Niki Tsongas, D-MA; Nydia Velázquez, D-NY; Maxine Waters, D-CA;

Diane Watson, D-CA; Henry Waxman, D-CA; Robert Wexler, D-FL; Lynn Woolsey, D-CA 

Senate: Durbin D-IL; Burris D-IL; Casey D-PA; Gillibrand D-NY; Leahy D-VT; Saunders I-VT & Whitehouse D-RI

Check ouy this Link:

Please note that Barney Frank D-MA, was absent and did not vote. It is hard not to notice the number of Congressional representatives on the list that hail from socialist strongholds such as CA, MA, NY and NJ. If these clowns are from your district you should be gearing up to oust them from their seats. 

I’d love to be able to cross check this list against things like: 

  • ACORN endorsements
  • ACORN Get out the Vote Efforts
  • Membership in the Democrats “Progressive Congressional Caucus”
  • Ties to Democratic Socialists of America 

And again these legislators are not listening to the people they represent. 

According to Rasmussen Reports, here is the prevailing public opinion on ACORN: 

Have a favorable view of ACORN = 15%

Have an unfavorable view of ACORN = 67%

No Opinion = 18%

 By a margin of 51% to 17% or 3 to 1, American voters favor cutting ACORN off from receiving Federal Funds

By a margin of 64% to 10% or 6 to 1, American voters agree with the Census Bureau’s decision to sever ties with ACORN 

Reasons for investigating ACORN:

57% say they are due to illegal activity, 20% say they are politically motivated.  

Many believe that ACORN should be investigated and possibly prosecuted under RICO laws. When will a Special Prosecutor be assigned to lead an investigation? When will AG Eric Holder weigh in on this? What does the President think should be done? It’s time for transparency and accountability, will there be any? 

Restore the Republic, Reject the Progressive Left!

NY Dem uses Constitution to defend ACORN…What?

Bill to Defund ACORN called “Unconstitutional” by Chair of Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, denounced a Republican Amendment adopted by the House of Representatives to deny all federal funds to ACORN as blatantly unconstitutional and a threat to unpopular organizations everywhere. The Republican initiative, entitled the Defund ACORN Act, singles out a specific organization by name for exclusion from participating in any federal program, in direct violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder.

Mr. Nadler’s remarks are below:

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A little while ago, the House passed an amendment to the bill that we were considering that says no contract or federal funds may ever go to ACORN, a named organization, or to any individual or organization affiliated with ACORN. Unfortunately, this was done in the spirit of the moment and nobody had the opportunity to point out that this is a flat violation of the Constitution, constituting a Bill of Attainder. The Constitution says that Congress shall never pass a Bill of Attainder. Bills of Attainder, no matter what their form, apply either to a named individual or to easily ascertainable members of a group, to inflict punishment. That’s exactly what this amendment does.

“It may be that ACORN is guilty of various infractions, and, if so, it ought to be vetted, or maybe sanctioned, by the appropriate administrative agency or by the judiciary. Congress must not be in the business of punishing individual organizations or people.” 

While I agree that the Congress should not be in the business of punishing organizations or people without trials, withholding taxpayer funds from an organization that has ethical issues on the scale that ACORN does seems like prudent business since these funds would be for services rendered. So I have a few questions for the Congressman. 

  1. If this falls under the premise of Bill of Attainder which specifically refers ex post facto law, how is this any less Constitutional than passing a bill after the fact to place a huge penalty on the AIG bonuses?
  2. Do you defend the Constitution with this vigor all the time?
  3. How much ACORN support did you receive in your last Congressional race? 

Ironic, isn’t it the Congress finally takes a stand against corruption and a politician tries to invoke “constitutional law” as the defense, the same Constitution that these same politicians ignore on a daily basis. 

Restore the Republic, Reject the agenda of the Progressive Left!

Jimmy Carter is a disgrace

Jimmy Carter  says Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst was “based in racism” 

From the Associated Press:

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act “based on racism” and rooted in fears of a black president.

“I think it’s based on racism,” Carter said at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”

The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president that has included demonstrators equating Obama to Nazi leaders.

“Those kind of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care,” he said. “It’s deeper than that.”


By Garance Franke-Ruta

In remarks decried by Republicans, former president Jimmy Carter told NBC’s Brian Williams in an interview Tuesday that he believes race is at the core of much of the opposition to President Obama.

“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African American,” Carter said. “I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way, and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shared the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African Americans”

 Jimmy Carter is a sanctimonious jackass! His comments are unbecoming of a former president. We are trying to have debate about the president’s policies. We are not calling him racist names. He has been compared to famous socialists and communists. These are fair comparisons at a policy level. Jimmy Carter’s remarks are both irresponsible and appear to be intentionally inflammatory. What does he hope to accomplish with this rhetoric? You would think that he would want to add value to the discussion but instead he has chosen to add fuel to the fire! He is a disgrace!

It is true that there have been some unflattering and uncalled for signs. In every large movement there are always some in the group that are on the fringe. However 98% of these protesters are protesting the right thing – the POLICIES! This is America and this is our right.

There is also a level of hypocrisy that is numbing. When the Progressive Left, the liberal media and anyone else that wanted to take a shot at President Bush the last eight years where was the outcry? They spoke in both unflattering and derogatory terms about him. When Harry Reid called him a liar and a loser, where was the outcry? Like him or not he was the President, so where was the respect for the office then?

Frankly, Carter should shut up if he is not going to add a voice of leadership. I guess Ms. Lillian never taught him if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. Watch Carter’s interview below:


I agree with Carter about the signs he referred to, they are disgraceful and no presidentshould be referred to in such a manner. So why wasn’t he out there defending Bush with the same vigor, even if he didn’l agree with Bush’s policies?

I reject Carter’s assertions and his devisive comments. I agree some people go too far when they let their emotions take over – but this issue has roots on both sides of the aisle. It is time to put away the race card and focus on the issues.

A fish may make San Joaquin Valley an endangered species

The bread basket of America is at risk because a 2″ smelt that is an endangered species was being killed by the water irrigation system that watered the valley. Federal guidelines and a court injunction by environmentalist have resulted in the shutdown of the irrigation system. The result is a drastic drop in farm production and 40% unemployment in the valley. Have we lost our minds? We are now putting bait fish ahead of our citizens – this is an outrage! This does not only affect those in the valley – it is going to affect all of us. This is going to effect the price and availability of fresh US grown produce. Do you really want more of the food you eat to come from places like South America, China and Asia? Any samonella concerns there?

See the Associated Press story below:

Schwarzenegger demands response to water crisis

By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer

Posted: 09/02/2009 02:58:19 PM PDT

Updated: 09/02/2009 06:01:19 PM PDT

FRESNO, Calif.—Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called on the Obama administration Wednesday to intervene immediately in California’s water crisis, saying environmental restrictions that have slashed water deliveries to farms and cities were having “catastrophic impacts.”

The Republican governor sent a letter demanding a federal response to the state’s prior requests to hold talks about reduced supplies from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the delicate ecosystem that serves as the main conduit moving water from north to south.

A three-year drought is to blame for the bulk of the state’s current water shortages, and it has caused cities to ration their supplies and farmers to fallow a quarter-million acres.

The environmental restrictions, which were designed to protect the estuary’s struggling fish populations, also have limited the amount of water pumped to Southern California residents and farmers.

The governor and the farming industry have been pressing the federal government to rewrite plans protecting species like the chinook salmon in a way that will lessen impacts on the water supply.

Idled farmworkers have driven the unemployment rate to nearly 40 percent in some dry pockets of the fertile San Joaquin Valley.

“What is the path forward so we can protect the species as well as the economy?” said California Department of Water Resources Director Lester Snow. “If they have a better way of doing this, they need to come forward with that better way.”

An attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has sued to protect the fish, said the restrictions were based on sound science, and would help support commercial fishermen, who have not been able to fish for two seasons because salmon have been so scarce.

A spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the agency was reviewing the letter.

America, wake up! This is the type of environmental activism that needs to be stopped. Contact your Senators and tell that San Joaquin Valley needs their help!