Monday, April 16, 2012

Rich Carrol on OHbummer

Barack Obama's 32 Month Report Card
by Rich Carrol
The following article was written by Rich Carroll. Rich is a veteran of the VietNam war and he wrote "Orphaned Heroes" a book about his command there. Since his retirement from Reader's Digest, Rich has been a free lance writer. He is a well known op-ed writer whose articles often appear in Two Sisters From The Right and other conservative blogs. His book "Terrorists' Crossing" available throughAmazon.comis about our southern border withMexico .
 Mr. Hope and Change wants to create a nation humbled; humiliated, casting-aside capitalism and individual freedoms for one where we the people are government controlled. This would be a system that genuflects mediocrity, steals personal aspiration and opportunity, and punishes those who strive to succeed.
A gallon of regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase. The number of food stamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump. Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering hope and change isn't it?
American citizens living in poverty have risen 9.5% from 39,800,000 to 43,600,000, and the number of unemployed has jumped almost 25% from 11,616,000 to 14,485,000 as of August 31, 2011. The number of unemployed blacks has risen from 12.6% at the end of George Bush's term to 15.8% today, a 25.4% increase, and finally, our national debt is up 34.4% from 10.627 trillion to 14,278 trillion *
Keep these figures in mind as we recount the number of firsts for this presidency:
First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN)
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies.
First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Qur'an tells us, and openly admit the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our nation's entire history, as the Obama's plan their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali .
Hope and change anyone ?????????
* sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept of Labor, Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, Heritage Foundation.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The “Big” Test for Americans

If it’s possible I’d like to see every American answer these questions so please share it with others and let’s see if we as “Americans” can do as much to gauge the commitment, determination, will and judgment of We the People in the reality and need to “wakeup” it’s time for actions not just rhetorical political party time in 2012. THIS TRULY IS THE “BIG” TEST at a most crucial time in our nation. So please take the time to answer, YES or NO to each question and the references to government are aimed at Federal not State or local.

Do you understand the role and reasons for and of government? (this is really a key ? So think of it in every question you answer relative to government today)

Have you read, studied and understand the Constitution as the formation and foundation for the United States of America as originally written by our Founding Fathers and the Bill of Rights, Amendments thereto?

Do you believe government has become too big to control?

Do you believe Balance of Power (Judicial, Legislative, Executive branches) is necessary in government?

Do you understand the reason and purpose of the Electoral College in the outcome and determination of Presidential elections?

Do you believe the 2 major Political Parties (Democrat, Republican) are a true representation of We the People?

Do you believe these 2 Political Parties are necessary?

Do you believe the size of government increases due to the needs/desires/issues of We the People?

Do you believe those in government use the needs/desires/issues of We the People to further their own agendas?

Do you believe Main Stream Media does more to sway/influence/direct public and political opinion?

Do you believe a minority cause has a stronger voice in government than the majority of We the People being represented?

Do you believe in equal rights for all U.S. citizens regardless of race, color, gender?

Do you believe illegal aliens are by their very presence in the U.S. illegal?

Do you believe in allowing those from another country to become U.S. citizens?

Do you believe what’s referred to as the “Tea Party” had a strong influence on the elections of 2010?

Do you believe the “Tea Party” is truly a stronger indication of the will within We the People than the 2 major Political Parties?

Do you believe you are in some way/shape/form dependent on government for more than National Defense? (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, WorkmensComp, Employment, Benefits such as Food, Housing, etc.)

Do you believe you can live without any support from government but government can not exist without your support?

Do you believe government should be at least as accountable as you?

Do you believe those who represent you in government or work for government should have the same benefits (retirement, medical, etc.) as you?

Do you believe those elected to represent you in and as government should have term limits?

Do you believe those appointed in the Judicial and Executive branches/departments should serve a limited term in office?

Do you believe Presidential Executive Orders should be approved by Congress prior to implementation?

Do you believe there’s a need to set a limited and specified amount of money candidates can spend in seeking public office?

Do you believe the laws of supply and demand function far better without government control and intervention?

Do you believe free market enterprise and competition are stronger and more reliable forces than government?

Do you believe government has proven without a doubt they can not run or manage any business or quasi-government entity with any degree of competency?

Do you believe the Department of Defense should be run by those in the military under their oath to uphold and protect the Constitution and the Union for which it stands?

Do you believe those in military or government who are now civilians or no longer working for government should not be allowed to work as lobbyists for any company/industry that is a government contractor?

By answering yes to most or all of these questions you are a voice of concern for the direction our nation has taken. Your next decision is in how and what actions can you take to stop this onslaught of government. Only you can answer that.

By answering no to most or all of these questions you are either uninformed, misinformed, don’t care to be informed or so dependent on government you feel you have no other choice but take what benefits there are until such time as government can no longer serve your needs.