Posts Tagged ‘CSPAN’ The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America (9781586489120): David A. Stockman: Books

May 25, 2013
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Reagan Cabinet, 1984 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lots of positive reaction to this book. Add it to your reading list.

A fellow missionary friend of mine who went to college with this guy, David Stockman, pointed out his amazing ability to get the grasp of loads of detail, including specific numbers, in his appearances before Congress in the Reagan years, and his impressions from their college days.

A previous book analyzes why, in his words, the Reagan administration “failed”, and in conversations at the following link from CSpan‘s, he points out that many Republicans have some wrong ideas about the Reagan years, myths. Democrat Party cheerleaders and partisans my like those quotes, but even before I read the book, which I plan to do, I suspect those partisans will not like his reasons for saying it.


Broken promises from the current Liar-in-Chief

September 9, 2012
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honduras fans (Photo credit: the queen of subtle)

Not that I’m going to vote for Romney, especially after their attempt to prove the Dems right about wanting to suppress votes with their treatment of Ron Paul delegates and Ron-Paul majority delegations and Ron Paul himself!

But then we all know the Democratic Party bosses would have treated him the same way. Look how they made all the pro-life Democrats fall on their own swords for their pet medical industry nationalization project!

Just the facts here, Ma’m. Just the facts

WORDS MATTER: An Un-narrated Obama Documentary/Review (The Original) – YouTube:

Obama said before he started campaigning to a small group that he wouldn’t “immediately” be able to change the medical industry to a “single payer” system (meaning government-run). The qualifier and significant word is “immediately”.

Then he said it was a lie that the medical industry control legislation (misnamed “Affordable”) was a Trojan horse to get the country to a national health care system.

He said no family with an income less than $250,000 a year would see ANY taxes go up. And now the Supreme Court has ruled that his nationalized-control medical industry control regime rides on the BIGGEST TAX INCREASE IN U.S. HISTORY!

He promised the medicine central planning bill negotiations would be broadcast on CSPAN. They refused CSPAN’s requests for access to them, held behind closed doors and with only Dem Party leaders present with the president.

He said he was against presidential kill orders, and now we hear leaks (from somebody) bragging about them.

He said if he didn’t cure unemployment and have the country back on the road to prosperity in three years, he should only be a one-term president.

“If you have insurance that you like, you will be able to keep that insurance. If you have a doctor you like, you can keep your doctor.” “…This law will just make that more affordable”.

He promised to guarantee Medicare, then took a HALF TRILLION dollars out of the Medicare budget to move it to the new centrally planned system.

The Unaffordable Obamacare regime has 21 NEW TAXES!

The IRS is in charge of its enforcement.

During his debates with Hillary Clinton a narrator posed the question of why raise the capital gains tax, which he had said he would “consider”, since when Clinton reduced them and Bush reduced them the revenues collected from those taxes went UP. His response was that he was considering raising them not for those reasons, but “for the purposes of fairness”.

In other words, he wants to raise capital gains taxes NOT to raise revenues, but for FAIRNESS.

Kill the golden goose that lays the golden eggs, NOT to get the gold but because it’s FAIR???!!!

What is fair about GM getting a $500 BILLION bailout? AIG? What’s fair about CLAIMING he wants corporations to pay more in taxes and complaining about corporations gaming the system to pay less taxes or no taxes, and appointing GE’s CEO as a “jobs czar”, after GE paid ZERO corporate taxes.

He promised to cut the deficit, called Bush “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion to the national debt. In eight years. In four years, under Obama’s patronage, debt has increased by $FIVE trillion.

Now Romney is a big-government big-spending politician who himself has flip-flopped his positions depending the office he’s campaigning for and which state he’s running in or speaking in.

Romney supported the TARP bailouts, which Americans HATED and still hate. (So did Obama). Romney supported Obama’s early “stimulus” spending, which only stimulated more federal debt. Romneycare had so many similarities to Obamacare that Obama was able to claim that he based his government health care takeover on Romney’s model.

Obama said he supported the cap and trade legislation while saying also that it would cause drastic increases in the price to the consumer of anything produced or delivered that required any use of coal or oil or gas.

It just keeps coming!
He promised to close Guantanamo, it’s still there.
He promised to bring the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq within 18 months. Three years later he announced all combat roles for U.S. troops in Iraq were done and the withdrawal was complete now, but what do you call 18,000 American troops still there, and an embassy compound of 44,000 square meters that employes 15,000 people? And is there any noise about Afghanistan?
So he still has troops in both countries, in full combat operations in one of them, and not only that, he waged a war against Libya and is an ally in another with the Yemen government, and has “all options” on the table for Syria and Iran! Following the same lead-up pattern as Bush did with the other two countries.
And remember the “new relationship” he said he wanted with Latin America?
What did he do when Honduras stopped a caudillo president-for-life dictatorship from taking over in Honduras? He tried to bully them into putting the piti-Chavez (“mini-Chavez”) back in power to continue his takeover, and had Hillary enlist Oscar Arias to help them do it. Yes, “respected” Oscar Arias, who violated his own constitution to get another term in office….

Contraception rule is attack on freedom, distracts from hated nationalized medicine

February 22, 2012
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And it is a brilliant attempt to divide the clergy from the parishioners too.

I had to answer this backwards, upside-down view of the forced-contraception-coverage rule:

In my doctrine as a Christian the woman herself with her man should use or not contraception “according to her faith”, although every conception is a gift.

That said, a person has no natural right to forcibly take the goods of another or the fruits of their labor. The cost for providing contraception will not be free no matter how they word some stupid rule, but the semantic acrobatics in the “compromise” fully expose the semantic bankruptcy of the whole thing. If you want the truth, you can see it. The insurance companies will charge the cost to its customers, even if it’s hidden inside all the rest of its overhead of doing business. Everybody knows this. Everyone.

My right to the free exercise of religion does not give me the “right” to take your money to support my pastor, or my religion, or for any other of my own purposes, no matter how sacred a right it is. Especially if it’s against your own religious doctrine, whatever it is, whether you’re a Catholic, Presbyterian, Jew, Moslem, or atheist, even if your doctrine says women should have a “right” to contraception.


The whole ridiculous forced contraception coverage rule is a scam anyway.

It’s meant to distract from the most outrageous violations of liberty since the Congress ceded a currency monopoly to a cartel of private bankers, the Federal Reserve, ruled by the kings of Wall Street.

The people of America HATED and still HATE the TARP bailouts that continued from the Bush era to the Obama administration, they HATE the secrecy of who got what money, they HATE the coverup on who got what, they HATE the “stimulus” that only stimulated more DEBT, they HATE the deficits that BOTH parties have pushed upwards for decades even though most of them don’t realize the national debt is a theft from the poor and middle class. They HATE the Patriot Act and the NDAA and SOPA and PIPA and ACTA and they HATE the fact the president wants the power to finger anybody he wants to in the whole world for indefinite detention, secretly, and for assassination. And they HATED this nationalization of centralized control over the best medical care system known to the entire world, bar none, despite the warts caused mostly by government meddling itself.

Nationalizing the medical industry and private care is an intrusive assault on privacy, the right recognized, not “given”, in the 4th Amendment, to “BE secure in” our private affairs from intrusive monitoring by government:

4th Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

That’s besides the fact that the whole thing violates the 10th amendment that forbids the federal government from any authority that is not expressly given in the Constitution.

Defining state markets as interstate markets for the purpose of micro-managing our lives, as was one of the excuses in a recent debate on CSPAN on the subject, has no boundaries. Every intra-state market in any good or service, under that ridiculously expansive justification, might affect the market in another state, and –hello?– that is good, that is the whole idea!

States and nations should compete with each other, they should not have to follow the same centralized economic planning dictates, a practice which has proven time after time and time again to totally brutalize the poorest of the poor that is cynically used to justify their economic and political oppression!


Thank You CSPAN

January 4, 2012

CSPAN is a source for political news that seems genuinely deliver political events and opinions unfiltered. It is somewhat tilted a bit toward the Left simply because the media attention makes more of them visible.

When they cover or interview Ron Paul or conservatives, though, they are polite and give them a chance to make their case.

I appreciate this.