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  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Ronald Reagan

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    When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

    Gary Lloyd

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    We have a system that increasingly taxes and subsidizes nonwork.

    Milton Friedman

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    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Those of us who manage the public dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and our government.

    Barack Hussein Obama, 1/20/09

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    My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    “And the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”

    Nancy Pelosi, Election Night 2006

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    A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize.

    Rush Limbaugh

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Random Political Thoughts 2/15/09

  • Given that the Democrats have solid control of the Legislative and Executive branches of government, why is it that we keep hearing about the Republicans voting against Porkulus? Why is it that bipartisanship is now so important, when it wasn’t an issue before this? Answer: because they solely OWN Porkulus. They know that it’s short on stimulus and brimming with Pork, and if a majority of taxpaying voters figure this out, they are toast at re-election.
  • This year, the Porkulus bill will implement about 4% of “shovel ready” projects (and this is supposed to boost our economy?). The vast majority kicks in in 2 years – just in time for the mid-term elections. How convenient…
  • All we’ve been hearing the past few weeks from Barack Obama is how imperative it is to pass the “stimulus” right away, before economic disaster occurs. Now that it has passed Congress, and is awaiting B. Hussein’s signature, HIS priority this weekend was to take his wife out to dinner and spend a long weekend in Chicago. Yes, the country is economically falling apart, and our PRESIDENT is off to the Windy City to live it up for the weekend (sarcasm regard the falling apart comment). Hmmmm; maybe they’re tired of being stuck in the White House again? 
  • The CEO’s of the banks who took bailout money are paying the price. The government now owns their asses. Yes, they are now beholden to the government, and their expenditures will be under the watchful eye of those in Congress who caused this situation in the first place.  That’s what happens when you depend on others; you are beholden to them. 
  • And speaking of those who expect the government to solve all problems-Henrietta Hughes had the cojones to ask the President for a kitchen and bathroom at a town hall meeting in Ft Myers, Florida this week. The nation heard her sob story, but it turns out that her son lost his job for poor performance, and she lost her home 6 years ago when it was foreclosed, long before the current crisis. B. Hussein has an uphill climb: Obamanation voters who voted for him in hopes of being supported by the government are going to be sorely disappointed. Ms. Hughes isn’t disappointed, because the PRIVATE SECTOR intervened, and she now has rent free housing for as long as needed, and her son has several job offers. We shall see.
  • Turbo Tax Tim Geithner made remarks this past week about his bank rescue plan, and the market tanked. According to Jim Rogers, Geithner is the problem, not the solution. 
  • Doesn’t it seem odd that the current economic “crisis” had such a sudden onset, occurred prior to our Presidential election, and is given unprecedented urgency to fix by Democrats? Take a listen to Paul Kanjorski in this clip from C-SPAN. He is head of a financial sub-committee in the House, and speaks of a SUDDEN electronic “run” on financial markets. Coordinated attack of economic terrorism by a foreign country to cause our collapse? Election tampering? 
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Replenishing Treasury Revenues

The Federal Government is spending money like a Congressman adding pork to unrelated legislation, and has now had to resort to printing money to keep up with spending.

The simple solution is for President Obama to line up several dozen candidates for open Cabinet positions. The Democrat candidate will pay back taxes and penalties, the media and public will find out about the candidate being a tax cheat, the candidate will step down, another one will come forward, the cycle repeats, and the Treasury will be replenished.

The Artful Tax Dodger Gets Confirmed

Michelle Malkin has a post with the roll call vote confirming Turbo Tax Tim as Treasury Secretary. Yes, the main who dodged taxes and partially blamed it on a widely-used tax prep program, will have hundreds of billions of taxpayer $$$s at his disposal to spend as he sees fit.

Be sure to watch the YouTube video of James Inhofe embedded after the roll call vote.

BOHICA

Turbo Tax Tim

Maybe conventional wisdom is wrong, and a contrarian view is needed on the Geithner nomination. In fact, I’ll even go so far as to defend him. After all, if it’s good enough for Schmuck Schumer to defend Geithner, it’s good enough for me.

Given his past history of tax payments, perhaps he was merely protesting against our progressive tax structure, and if confirmed as Treasury Secretary,  he would lobby BHO and Congress to implement a more equitable and simplified tax system. 

Never let it be said that I don’t believe in Hope and Change. 

(in case it’s not apparent, this is post is a combination of satire, sarcasm, and delusional wishful thinking)

Democrat Hypocrisy (yet again)

Browsing through various conservative blogs and forums, the general consensus is that the Republican Party has abandoned conservatism, and it didn’t just happen in the past year. And of course, many “Republicans” have jumped on the Obama bandwagon, and in the process, are further compromising Conservative principles.

So it’s a bit surprising (although certainly welcome) that the National Republican Congressional Committee went on the attack against both US Rep Chris Carney (D-PA) and his Democrat party bosses.

Carney, a “blue dog Democrat” who was first elected in 2006 in a heavily Republican district, was involved in a rather heated re-election campaign against Chris Hackett.

During the campaign, Carney and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee hammered Hackett about unpaid taxes (and not paying them until he ran for office) as well as employing an illegal immigrant in his home.

The NRCC  has put out a press release asking why Carney is so conspicuously silent on the Geithner nomination.  After all, Geithner certainly fits the criteria used against Hackett by Carney and the DCCC last Fall.

Of course, we know the reason for the silence; just another example of Democrat Party hypocrisy.

Honest Mistakes?

Timothy Geithner, the man chosen by BHO to be Treasury Secretary, has “revealed” that he has repaid $42,702 in back taxes and penalties, and that he once “briefly” employed an undocumented worker.

Of course, Schmuck Schumer, the rabidly partisan senior Senator from New York, has proclaimed that “these mistakes are not at all disqualifying”.  Robert Gibbs, spokesman for The One,  said that Geithner “should not be tarnished by honest mistakes”, since he addressed them “quickly”.

Saying that a tax problem is one that is not disqualifying for a candidate to head the Treasury Department is more than a stretch.

And, if this were a Republican, we would be seeing a totally different response. Can you say CLARENCE THOMAS, ROBERT BORK, or JOHN BOLTON? (to name a few)

The double standard here is glaringly obvious, but get used to it; more BOHICAs on the way for Obamanation.