Posts Tagged ‘Romney’

Romney and Obama: Is there ANY difference?

November 4, 2012

In the article linked below, Chuck Baldwin included an interesting (very long) list of positions that both Romney and Obama hold in common:


But in another interesting twist, Chuck exposes the fact that a great many “conservative” organizations have received big money from “a slew of PACS and foundations that funneled thousands of dollars” that Romney created, and apparently they put on their own muzzles and made him out to be a “conservative”, as if he had repented of his strong pro-abortion policies and push for ever more and bigger government as governor in Massachusetts, increasing the control of government officials over our lives.


Here is just one paragraph with much of list but not all, with a comment below about one or two of them, kind of disclaimers…


As I have noted in previous columns, the differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are miniscule on virtually every salient issue. They both supported TARP; they both supported Obama’s economic stimulus package; they both supported so-called assault weapons bans and other gun control measures; Obama has an “F” rating from Gun Owners of America, while Romney has a “D-” rating from GOA; neither man supports a balanced budget; neither man opposes foreign aid; they both supported the bailout of the auto industry; they both have a track record of being big spenders; they both fully support the Federal Reserve; they both oppose a full audit of the Fed; they are both supporters of universal health care; both men are showered with campaign contributions from Wall Street; neither of them wants to eliminate the IRS or the direct income tax; both men are on record as saying the TSA is doing a “great job”; they both supported the NDAA, including the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process of law; they both supported the renewal of the Patriot Act; they both believe that the President has “executive power” to assassinate and kill; both support the “free trade” agenda of the global elite; they are both soft on illegal immigration; they both support NAFTA and CAFTA; they both have a history of appointing liberal judges; they both believe the President has the authority to take the nation to war without the approval of Congress; and neither of them has any qualms about running up more public debt to the already gargantuan debt of 16 trillion dollars.


I’m going to parse out that list for effect in bullet form to make them more visible:


They both supported TARP;


they both supported Obama’s economic stimulus package;


they both supported so-called assault weapons bans and other gun control measures;


Obama has an “F” rating from Gun Owners of America, while Romney has a “D-” rating from GOA;


neither man supports a balanced budget;


neither man opposes foreign aid;


they both supported the bailout of the auto industry;


they both have a track record of being big spenders;


they both fully support the Federal Reserve;


they both oppose a full audit of the Fed;


they are both supporters of universal health care;


both men are showered with campaign contributions from Wall Street;


neither of them wants to eliminate the IRS or the direct income tax;


both men are on record as saying the TSA is doing a “great job”;


they both supported the NDAA, including the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process of law;


they both supported the renewal of the Patriot Act;


they both believe that the President has “executive power” to assassinate and kill;


both support the “free trade” agenda of the global elite;


they are both soft on illegal immigration;


they both support NAFTA and CAFTA;


they both have a history of appointing liberal judges;


they both believe the President has the authority to take the nation to war without the approval of Congress;


and neither of them has any qualms about running up more public debt to the already gargantuan debt of 16 trillion dollars.


[Editor’s note: I do support free trade, but not the “free trade agenda” of “the global elite”, because their “free trade agenda” has nothing to do with “free trade”, but it does relate to very un-free control.]

There are more things they hold in common, and Chuck Baldwin does mention some of them, like the fact that they both support the current legal enforcement of the both ridiculous and dangerous (for babies) scientific view that a baby in the womb is part of a woman’s own body. Obama has broken many promises and told many lies, but then Romney says he’s pro-life, giving talking heads a chance to say they’re glad he changed his position, but he says he’ll do nothing about Roe v Wade, and he doesn’t talk about this, and he does not speak repentant about his economy-damaging effects of his policies as governor in Massachusetts.


Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Just to say that a forced tax on every Massachusetts resident that on the national scale Americans marched against by the millions and even all the left-leaning polls said were against by 70 percent, meaning probably 85 percent, is a “good solution” for anybody is to be clueless and shows he is NEITHER “conservative” and certainly not libertarian.


“Let’s not also forget that Romney’s advisors actually met with Obama’s advisors on a dozen occasions to assist them with designing ObamaCare! It’s no surprise that Romney is refusing to call ObamaCare a tax, even though it’s the largest middle class tax hike in American history. The reason for this is because, while governor, his RomneyCare plan–the model for ObamaCare–was attacked as a tax and he argued it wasn’t.


“Let’s not also forget that Romney’s advisors actually met with Obama’s advisors on a dozen occasions to assist them with designing ObamaCare! It’s no surprise that Romney is refusing to call ObamaCare a tax, even though it’s the largest middle class tax hike in American history. The reason for this is because, while governor, his RomneyCare plan–the model for ObamaCare–was attacked as a tax and he argued it wasn’t.


Romney projects an air of knowing much more about his topics than Obama, but he is still a top-down guy that wants to impose his own solutions on everybody that doesn’t want them. And so Romney will know what he is saying when he reads a teleprompter.


I pretty much agree with Mr. Baldwin that Romney will win this election, but unfortunately his administration will look like the Bush years, and meantime the powers that be in the USA continue to push us fast toward a dollar crash.






Obamney –A two faced Janus–Salt Lake Tribune is from another non-Mormon galaxy

October 21, 2012
Go Away Federal Reserve System!

Go Away Federal Reserve System! (Photo credit: r0b0r0b)

The endorsement of Obama over Romney in the Salt Lake Tribune is a bunch of baloney.

Not that Romney will be much better than Obama. He is an unknown in some ways.

But saying Romney embraced the radical right wing of his party?!?! What?!?!? On what Mormon planet in a galaxy far, far, away did that unearthly non-factoid not happen??!

Do they know nothing about the Republican Party, or are they just inventing some excuse, since Obama is so desperate for some numbers? This is just days after a Las Vegas oddsmaker said it would be Reagan-Carter all over again.

Has the national goose-stepping government-media complex gotten so desperate to try to swing America back into this stupid left-right theme that they have to join a Blatant Liars Club in this trial run to see how much they can enforce Groupthink on Americans?

We shall see.

To borrow from Shakespeare, thou doth protest too much.

Not that Romney’s administration will be much different, if at all, than Clinton’s or Bush’s or Obama’s.

They all grew the government, including Romney in Massachusetts.

They all circle the wagons to protect the Federal Reserve, this private currency monopoly and price-setting bureau that has caused the whiplash the national economy has suffered, and that Americans have suffered, ever since before the Federal Reserve was formally established in legislation, contrary to the Constitution.

Since they have run the literal and figurative printing presses in this jackboot-enforced monopoly, this banking cartel and all the Congresses that let it run rampant all these years, has robbed Americans of 95% of the value of the dollar. By providing a “pain-free” method (for politicians) to spend money created by indebtedness (to this private cartel of Wall Street bankers), they have robbed the poor and middle class.

Yeah, so this leaves some of the poor behind, so they “fix” it by robbing value from everybody to buy off some of them and provide a “safety net” for their own victims!

Thanks a lot! That’s like a slaveowner that lets the slave eat a meal. Whoopedo! Thanks a lot.

In fact, call it what it is: involuntary servitude.

They can’t even hide behind this “democracy” facade, as if a majority vote to rob a minority percentage of people is even a “fair tax”!

How about “taxation without representation”?

Remember that? Robbing the 1% (that’s out of their own mouths), to give to the 43%, just because you can sometimes get 51% of the people to vote for the guy that says “Trust me”, now tell us: WHAT IS SO “FAIR” ABOUT THAT?

The only “fair share” is a straight percentage. What about the hardworking legal immigrant that works TWO jobs to pay college for his kids because he doesn’t want his kid to work half his life paying off a debt –a college loan debt to pay for college prices that are pushed sky-high by the floods of dollars coming out of the federal money-making machines?

That guy that works double shifts at two different jobs and another part-time, how is it “fair” to tax him at a higher rate for the second job as the first job?

Okay, now the “Robin Hood” robbers (yep, Obama used the word, but he’s not talking about any evil Sherriff of Nottingham) are saying at this point that they don’t mean that poor family man working two jobs.

So here you go: What if he gets smart himself, takes the two years and half the second job’s pay to open a restaurant, including the 18 permits and licenses he needs from the local yokels? (It’s 18 in New York and they have a whole department set up to help you negotiate the impossible labyrinth of bureaucracy).

Say he gets successful, how is it “fair” to take the money he uses to pay the poor waiters he uses?

There’s nothing fair about anybody telling you what you can or cannot do, or what you have to do, under the gun (enforcement threat), or what kind of contract you make with others.

“Thou shalt not steal”.

What’s “fair” about theft? Whether you’re stealing from the rich or the poor? And the irony is, they love that word “irony”, that the people that they tell us to trust are actually robbing the poor to give to the rich, starting with the rich bankers bought off by carrot and stick by the PRIVATE banking cartel at the Federal Reserve.

The Absurdity of the Modern Electoral Process, Well Said, Corbett

September 22, 2012
Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Corbett Report | Beyond Politics:

This is a bucket of cold water on the thought that getting to choose between two rulers to govern us, tax us, tell us what to do, send our sons to war, build up Wall Street, borrow and spend their dollar into oblivion… And trick the system…

$40 billion a day comes out of thin air, they don’t even need to calculate cost of ink, paper, design, plates, no, they just enter numbers into a secured software application, click a Transfer button to send it into a “member bank’s” reserves, masquerading as a purchase of secured loans and derivatives by the Not-Federal No-Real-Reserves Not-Bank.

The numbers of people who are becoming aware, though, is growing fast, everywhere in the world. It’s most visible in the USA, much more so because Ron Paul‘s presidential candidacy forced a discussion about reality into the conversation, about the Fed, about wars, the rule of law (does a Constitution matter), the differences between a “democracy” and a “republic”), and so on.

Many of us have free minds now, we see government for what it is. Some of us have been there for a long time. A very very fast-growing number of individual Christians are also having visions of what a free people would look like without the serfdom imposed by overbearing central command and control government.

Man, there is fresh air in that vision, a sense of freedom and liberty that no prison can take away. It’s just part of what Jesus Christ meant when he said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. Part of what he meant was that we are all sovereign individuals by birthright, and knowing that part of the truth makes us free in one sense.

It’s the freedom of knowing we don’t have to be dependent on a king or a ruler for either our sustenance or our freedom of person, life, liberty, trade, even if somebody attempts to take it.

The other part of what Christ was talking about was that with knowing there is a Creator God to give account to, who has declared us not guilty by reason of expiatory sacrifice, we can feel free from guilt, another ruler that bothers us. When I was in college we used to talk about “guilt trips”.

When you get an invitation to receive Christ, it’s the exact opposite of laying a guilt trip on anybody, it’s complete freedom from the slavery of guilt forevermore.

God bless you and thank you for reading my thoughts.

The Corbett Report | Beyond Politics:
12 Sep 2012
September 12, 2012

The sheer absurdity of the spectacle of the modern electoral process is nowhere more apparent than in the American presidential race.

Just like the Olympic games, every four years the presidential election comes around to distract and entertain the masses, and, just like the Olympic games, the proceedings are accompanied by much pomp, ceremony and pageantry and almost nothing at all of substance. The three-ring circus that is the race for the White House plays itself out with a tawdry predictability: the primaries energize the party base and introduce the key themes for the election cycle. Immediately, these are reduced in media coverage of the debates to memes, vague concepts and one-word appeals to the lowest common intellectual denominator: economy, jobs, defense, welfare. By the time the left-right farce of the two-way debates gets underway, any pretence that there are actual issues at stake have been brushed aside. It is no longer about politics, but vacuous slogans: “Hope and Change” vs. “Country First.” “Forward” vs. “Believe in America.” It might as well be red vs. blue, Coke vs. Pepsi, or fork vs. spoon.

Remarkably, no one even notices the sleight of hand by which the political class and the media manage to transform the contest for the Oval Office into a meaningless contest of party slogans and political platitudes.

Romney is the opposite of everything conservatives profess to hold dear: When governor of Massachusetts, he argued for the individual health care mandate he later pretended to oppose. In 2004, Governor Romney signed one of the toughest gun control laws in the country. In 2005 he advocated a cap-and-tax to combat anthropogenic global warming.

Obama, too, is the precise opposite of his supporters’ ideal: He supported the bailout of the “too big to fails” in the 2008 financial crisis. He campaigned on getting lobbyists out of Washington, and then appointed lobbyist after lobbyist to his administration. He expanded Bush’s war on terror into Pakistan and Yemen and Somalia, mainlined the use of drone strikes and enshrined in Libya the doctrine that the President no longer even needs Congress’ rubber stamp to start a war.

In his time in office he has started a presidential kill list that includes American citizens, and signed the NDAA, allowing the US military to arrest anyone, including Americans, anywhere, including on American soil, for any reason, and to detain them indefinitely without recourse to so much as a trial.

None of this matters to the vast majority of voters. They will lap it all up, mindless spectacle and all, following every move in the horse race, cheering when their erstwhile leader says something that sounds acceptable and jeering when the other team’s captain takes to the field. And when questioned on their own party’s platform, hardly one in ten will be able to accurately articulate it.

Stories worth a mention: Newslist recap

September 18, 2012


Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Co...

Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Convention, held at Crown Center Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, MO; June 15, 2007, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Woz, the Wozniak partner of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, speaks about Apple’s patent victory, and you might be surprised, or, you might know about it already:


I was surprised, but didn’t think it was surprising…




As the prophet predicted, Russia’s hard-liners are in full resurgence now, with Putin leading the charge, not that you had to be a prophet to know it:


All things change, but there is still nothing new under the sun… Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, and I WON’T BE FOOLED AGAIN!




Now, to help you save money so you can have a little more you can use to anticipate the coming dollar crash. Whatsoever a man seweth, that shall he also reap, and like Jude wrote, all those rich men that Jude wrote about that would weep and howl, the ones that ate at the pig trough of the Fed’s printing presses. The ones that are engineering this thing, because guys at that level can’t be all that stupid, will meet their fate too, deceived and all. Bernanke is covering himself, too, even as he does things he knows will not work to save anything, because he is already hinting when he says there’s “not much” he can do.


So what does he do? Set us all up for an even bigger catastrophe with QE3.


But to save you a little now so you can save up for it, I’ll point you to Fox News. They gathered a list of a few apps that can help cut your cell phone bill:




I found an “intellectual”, who led a study of on-line web pages, and he says it means we need still more laws. More and more people in the real world are realizing it was a bunch of stupid LAWS that made raicsm ride so much longer than it could have otherwise. Ask the Latins. They’ve had their own racial preference problems but they live together and work together, and oh my gosh, they even sleep together without all the violence we had.


He thinks he’s smart because fools like to blabber on social media, and he’s able to use that to show that we need more LAWS.


We need more LAWS like we need more JIM CROW. It’s enough of LAWS.


Well, getting rid of the LAWS that institutionalized racism and told people who they could and could not ASSOCIATE with, are the ones that are killing us. And now we have guys who have TV spots saying if you disagree with a black politician, you’re racist.


News flash:




And then there are idiots who think skin color makes two different races. Now THAT’s racism!


Don’1t think they’ll stop with telling white people what to do, because they also want to block black guys from palling around with the likes of Alan West, and stop black business ladies from listening to Star Parker, and stop the black kids from listening to their pastors. The only way people will stop looking at themselves as groupmembers


“Some people have declared the present a “post-racial” era in that U.S. citizens elected a black president, maintaining that policies to address racism are no longer necessary,” Mia Moody, Ph.D., who led the Baylor study, said in a statement. “But depictions of minorities in new media show otherwise.”


How about quit kicking a dead horse? Let the dead bury the dead already!


Academics look for a hundred ways to be useful and justify their lives.. They’re looking for where they can do good with their knowledge, a moral imperative… And if they lose sight of the Golden Rule, treating others as they want to be treated, they’ll start thinking that they should be telling the authorities what laws to make, what rules to pass, and more..




NYT readership and more importantly, its influence, is going downward.and its managing editor Dean Baquet admitted that “Obama and Romney campaign officials are reviewing and exercising veto control over their coverage”:


That’s why Ron Paul didn’t speak at the Republican National Convention, by the way. Romney and company wanted to vet his speech, exercise a bit of civilian censorship. Nyet. Ron Paul was about educating us, and he did it in the most gentlemanly way possible, and nobody can fault him now.


And he was right, and he is right.




The IRS says it will go easy on enforcing insurance mandate – at first – but how about later, and why did the legislation add 16,000 more enforcement agents? This article interpreted them as saying, almost, that they won’t enforce it, except it does say they might keep back the penalty tax from a refund:


Does that mean they’ll pretend the uninsured will not get the bill for this?


Raise your hand if you think they’re telling us everything. You do? Ladies and gentlemen, meet the man who was born yesterday.




Compare credit unions vs. banks:




Cafemom uses a really really bad guy to call for killing the the innocent baby.


Um, yeah. Guys that get really young girls pregnant can expect all the consequences, but to use the bad guy for an excuse to kill the innocent baby, and telling the mother it’s okay to do it, creates two victims and two crimes.


Is it a baby, or is it not a baby? THAT is the question, and we all know down deep what the answer is.


Is a human being that is wanted the only human beings there are?





Broken promises from the current Liar-in-Chief

September 9, 2012
honduras fans

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….

Robamanation: Feels like the day America died, Hurricane Isaac the Harbinger

September 2, 2012



Adding corrupt cheating insult to the injurious cheating process of voter suppression, Romney’s gang did not even let Ron Paul‘s hardworking grassroots delegates get their day and Ron Paul’s day, or let the media know the truth about how much they had accomplish. The rulers in smoke-filled rooms showed their canines, you know, the teeth that make them look like vampires, and obviously ruled that the obvious “No!” vote was a “Yes” vote and they were bold-faced about it.

The teleprompter told the story: There was going to be no respect for their own rules, no respect to the party’s now “lower class”.

Now it’s out. They are treating party delegates as peons, as showpieces, to go through the motions and pretend that they are of the Republic, while tearing it down.

The Republican Party is now dead, dead, Dead!

The liberty movement is now going to metastasize and it will appear everywhere. It has already infiltrated into many local and state party offices.

Maine Governor Paul LePage kept his word and boycotted the Republican Party National Convention because the national RNC refused to seat the legitimate delegates from the state because they were majority Ron Paul supporters.

If you cheat, and you’re caught, in all legitimate competitions, and most especially in a Republic, you lost. And in that sense, Mitt Romney LOST and Ron Paul WON.

If Obama is reelected, it WON’T be because Ron Paul spoiled it, or Gary Johnson, or anybody else from any “third” party.

It will be because ROMNEY’s gang of thieves spoiled it.

And if all hell breaks loose during the next four years and the dollar crashes and we get the apparently pre-planned wars against Syria and Iran, it will be because the RNC showed itself no better than the cheaters of the other party

But we knew that right?

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. – Proverbs 29:2


Billionaire tax hike advocates: Shut up and just hire us instead!

July 3, 2012

This shows what’s wrong with believing the polls without thinking between the lines.

Similarly, a mid-April CBS News/New York Times poll found that 56 percent of all voters (and 57 percent of independents) said the “best way to promote economic growth” was to raise taxes on the wealthy and “spend more on education and the nation’s infrastructure.” A CNN/ORC poll conducted around the same time found 68 percent of voters (and 67 percent of independents) agreed “the tax system benefits the rich and is unfair to the ordinary working man or woman.”
These polls are rigidly consistent with every internal Obama campaign poll and the overwhelming reaction of focus groups. With an assurance that may startle hand-wringing Democrats, Team Obama doesn’t believe the campaign has been fully joined and Romney has not been remotely tested on his fidelity to GOP tax orthodoxy. Obama and his top advisers are certain—and they exude airy nonchalance in the face of intra-party vapors to prove it—that Romney is the perfect vessel for their tax-villainy argument

You might think it also shows how inept Republicans are on the tax issue, but credibility and hidden lines in legislation and enforcement have themselves wrapped around it tighter than a professionally gift-wrapped box of goodies.

Most big-name Republicans are thinking that if they blew the whistle on Obama’s weakest points on the subject of taxes and the rich and poor, they would expose themselves.

Major Garrett missed the point in the linked article, I think.

But a lot of pollsters don’t miss it. They could blow the whistle on the scam but that would be biting the hand that feeds them.

Okay, okay, here’s the trick, and the irony, and the sarcasm, and the scam.

If you ask me whether “the tax system benefits the rich and is unfair to the ordinary working man or woman”, you bet that in less than one instant I would agree as fast as I could. I don’t know who could honestly disagree with it, for one reason or the other, except a few who might recognize the use somebody’s going to make of the answer. By that I mean there might be some people who recognize that if they say they agree, it will be viewed as saying they are for “raising taxes on the rich”.

The whole thing is unfair to everybody when government is in the middle, because they are the absolute worst middleman between somebody with money and somebody without it. A lot of Mafia dons do better work with the money they steal from other people, and a lot of that is money they get from people voluntarily, like with the drugs and illegal betting and such things. Taxes are not voluntary.

But it’s worse than all that.

The tax system we have in the USA right now is unfair and benefits the rich because while the middle class has to pay them, many of the very biggest and richest investors do not. Warren Buffet blew the whistle on himself, if fact, but he left out some of the most important factors.

He pays a lower percentage than his secretary for two reasons. He has an army of tax attorneys at beck and call, who it is fair to presume not only know how to squeeze the best for the boss out of the “tax system”, and his companies, but also presumably help write the laws.

And note the lying deceit in Buffet’s demand for more and higher estate taxes from this tycoon. In Nebraska, higher estate taxes would kill off family farms faster than anything, as they already do, along with a tax and regulation system that big agribusiness has little problem with.

When CNBC or FBC want to know how something will affect businesses, they interview the CEO’s of the very biggest companies. But where it counts most is for the small businesses. Sure, some of the tax and borrow revenues in government, all of them in fact almost, hurt business big and small, but not equally.

So, we agree, the present tax system isn’t fair, we need more investment and innovation in areas like laser technology, medicine –especially natural remedies and nutrition-based preventive education, good academic education in general, housing, cold-fusion technology, and the economy in general. But most of us among the poor and middle class do not have the resources for it. So we need to unleash the investment power of those who have it.

To invest, though, they won’t know how much they’ll be able to actually use, unless they reasonably know they will have it. So if they are sitting on it, the fastest way to get them to actually invest it is to let them know you’ll leave them alone.

If they can invest it, they’ll hire the rest of us. Why wouldn’t they? Does that sound so complicated?

It’s not our money anyway, unless it is ours. Tell Buffet that’s all nice and good, but he doesn’t speak for the rest of us. We want hypocrites that preach at us to tax them more along with the other billionaires to SHUT UP AND USE THAT MONEY TO HIRE US AND INVEST.

After all, not all his billionaire peers make so much money from the largesse of politicians and demagogues. The Buffet business style has lost all its shiny glory.

And to tell their lobbyists to get the politicians to get their hands off and leave it alone!

“Thou shalt not steal.” That should have been the Republican Party answer to Buffet’s millionaire tax plan. But they can’t because they believe in the same taxation policy for their own ends.

Except for the ones that don’t. There are a small handful in Congress today that want Washington DC to stop stealing so much from the economy. They deserve attention, and they deserve more like colleagues.

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Fact-Checking the Fact Checkers: Is Class Size Over-rated?

May 27, 2012
Cover of "Stand and Deliver"

Cover of Stand and Deliver

That’s true but the Orwell-aware citizen should fact-check the fact-checkers.

For instance at the ABC link they seemed to favor the criticisms against Romney for his comments that class size doesn’t matter as much as we used to think.

Actually, even Arne Duncan, Obama’s own education secretary, was right that it isn’t “as important as some necessarily think”.

How about that, an Obama cabinet secretary has told the truth at least once. Here’s what he said, following a reference to Romney’s comments:

Cutter also hammers Romney on classroom size, saying, “Mitt Romney made some more ridiculous claims and assertions this week, this time on education policy. He even had the nerve to tell a group of educators that: ‘It’s not the classroom size that’s driving the success of those school systems.’”

The problem is that Obama’s education secretary, Arne Duncan, has also suggested classroom size isn’t as important as some necessarily think.

“We spent billions of dollars to reduce class size. As a parent, we all love small class size,” Duncan told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “But the best thing you can do is get children in front of an extraordinary teacher. So other countries have higher class sizes but extraordinary talent in those rooms.”

We have at least one example in the person of Jaime Escalante, the teacher who was at the center of the book and movie “Stand and Deliver“. His classes were the most popular at his East Los Angeles high school, and there was so much demand for his classes and demand to get into them that his class size only kept growing ever year.

And his results should have shamed the teachers’ unions across the country into oblivion with their demands of seniority over results and a maximum class size.

They finally pushed him all the way out because he fought the union tooth and nail and face to face, and finally retired in disgust to his native Bolivia.

No wonder “Johnny Can’t Read”, and Jane can’t calculate when they get their diploma.

LIke they used to joke in my kids’ high school (they’re better now I think), the graduates can’t read their own diplomas!

The best solution for education is to free it from the chains of political hegemony, set it free for parents and private schools and private charities to take care of.  Political money is a poison pill, and all tax money outlays are political, without exception, because they are filtered through people with their hands in our pockets. It corrupts everything and distorts the market.

Evidence of this is just to look at the private school competition. Yes, millionaires and billionaires can send their kids wherever they want to, and their kids do better than the ones in the inner cities. Part of it is context, but private concerns have to compete for discretionary spending like that. Government vouchers doesn’t solve it all, though, because government is a lousy operator in matters of concern to parents. Look at the raid on the community in East Texas where the social workers who are supposed to look out for the children traumatized them by cutting off their communication with parents and trying to get them to say bad things about their mothers and fathers.


Oh, yes, and the president of the United States too. He has his kids in a private school in Washington DC, while he is cutting off the scholarships for the poor black kids in the District of Columbia. Hey! What is wrong with that picture?



Pro-Big-Government Media Lying About Delegate Numbers

May 20, 2012

You also keep missing the point.

CNN was caught lying with its pants down about the delegate numbers.

It looks like the official Government-Corporate-Media complex just doesn’t know what to do with this story. No wonder the plutocrats have had to step in and save some of the Conformist Media in what appear to be acts of charity without good prospects for payback, one millionaire buying Time Magazine for one dollar, and Buffet’s companies snatching up 66 newspapers for fire sale prices. The Omaha tycoon a few years ago said newspapers were going to disappear soon. What’s up with that?

Maybe he figures he’ll get favorable consideration for his companies’ tax debt, and for permits and keep the IRS off my back please…..

It’s not just CNN. It looks like a blacklist on the story after story about what is going on in Republican Party conventions across the country at the local, county, and state levels.

“…Paul backers won 12 of 13 Republican National Convention delegate slots filled in balloting Saturday, May 19, at Rivers Edge Civic Center.

They might have taken all 13 seats if a Paul state delegate had not graciously conceded the final slot to Rep. Michele Bachmann….” Sounds like it means they could have kept her out of the delegate slate but conceded it to her.

So now 32 of Minnesota‘s 40 national delegates in August are committed to Paul.

RP has clinched at least the five states needed to place his name in the running at first ballot (the way I understand it at least), and his delegates have already won delegate majorities in eleven states – eleven.

The Doublespeak Media is LYING when they say the Ron Paul campaign has given up, conceded, or quit campaigning. The official campaign has NOT given up, they have said the strategy is shifting to accumulating delegates where it counts and skipping primary beauty contests where the more massive banking money favors Romney. That money is also supporting Obama, but later for that.

It is evident that the campaign is managing expectations among Ron Paul supporters, while at the same time possibly making a show of being gracious to Romney.

But the truth is, the Ron Paul campaign has no more idea than Romney about how close the delegate count may favor Ron Paul when it comes to counting numbers at the national convention. They have no idea what the effect of all this is.

Plus:  neither the Romney campaign nor the Ron Paul campaign, neither Gingrich nor Santorum nor Bachmann, none of them knows for sure what the delegates for the “dropouts” will do, despite the “endorsements”.

The bottom line is, “it’s not over till the fat lady sings”, much more so than before.

I’m old enough to remember the floor fights at some of the party conventions in the 1950s and 1960s, and they were covered live by the three major national networks open gavel to final adjournment, and I remember being intrigued as a young boy and teenager watching them, including speeches on the floor for one candidate or another, then the announcements of the votes, the conclusion that no one had won, and then finally the cheering when one of them got the “magic number”.

Nothing wrong with that. But apparently somebody didn’t like it and they started making the whole thing a horse race in the time of primaries, and making sure the conventions would simply be the infomercial of the anointing of the selected one. Like in the words of the now disillusioned Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama “was selected before he was elected”.

See the REAL delegate map by state:

Hey, Washington Times: Drop out of Doublespeak Media: Ron Paul campaign hotter than ever

May 18, 2012

Baloney to this disinformation. I’m sorry the Washington Times, so right so often, has chosen to join the doublespeak about Ron Paul‘s campaign. His delegate strategy, designed to use the strength of citizens who are PASSIONATE about having somebody positive finally to root for instead of the lesser of two almost equal evils, and who UNDERSTAND the enormous stakes involved here. Romney will continue the failed policies of Bush-Obama, but the Doublespeak Media line that we have to take somebody from their own set of approved ones, is dead with Ron Paul.

Ron Paul is set to win ten states. He won the primary in the Virgin Islands, kid. He probably won the Maine caucus votes too, the exemplary fraud in Washington, Maine was so blatant.

If Ron Paul has no chance, why is the Romney campaign printing fraudulent slates in Nevada, breaking all of their own party rules, and threatening to ram their own plans down our throats?

Ron Paul is the only one who is exposing the way the Fed is ruining our economy, and the way the monetary policy (“printing money”) is robbing the poor and middle class with inflation.

Jesus Christ made an example of the money changers and chased them out of the Temple, and Ron Paul and now millions of the rest of us cheer at the thought of running them out of our pockets.