Wednesday, July 18, 2012

American Pain, Republican Gain

In Congress, Republicans recently blocked the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act that would have created tax incentives for small businesses to hire additional workers and expand their payrolls. Jobs give families spiritual, mental and physical strength. And Republicans don't want that. The Republican "Final Solution" is aimed at destroying the middle class. When this mission is accomplished through the financial and ultimately the psychological destruction of most Americans, they will be able to formally establish their fiefdoms.

The Republican lie that they are for regionalism and state sovereignty has never been more fully exposed than by their filibuster of the Disclose Act that would require transparency and require identification of donors giving over $10,000 to candidates. Even some old school Conservatives are becoming worried about the fact that huge piles of cash can come into small regional elections, from anywhere, including foreign countries, and buy the elections. I'm shocked that the the Tea Party is not "up in arms" about this. However, for the chosen few that have followed this blog, you  know that the Tea Party was a red herring funded by the masters of the universe.

Romney recently called President Obama a socialist and stated that "we're only inches away from no longer being a free economy." In an ironic way, Romney's statement has great merit but not in the way he intended. The wealthy have done extremely well under Obama. The financial markets have rebounded nicely. Sands executive and Super PAC Superstar, Sheldon Adelson's net worth went up 3000% with Comrade Obama at the helm.

At the same time of all this prosperity at the top, the rest of us are finding it harder and harder and our quality of life is going down. Jobs are going overseas or being wiped out entirely by corporate raiders as in the case of GST Steel. And the obscene profits are paid for by our taxes. It is getting harder and more expensive to vote.Too Big To Fail Banks are accused of fixing interest rates. Fees and charges are arbitrary. Banks are playing with derivatives again, we pay for it, and "free" markets are manipulated and often rigged. Prices are set, not according to supply and demand, but adjusted according to what the market will bear. If anyone has any illusion about any of this just know that last year Exxon pocketed nearly 4.7 million dollars per hour. Remember this fact when the hustlers on Fox News tell you Obama is to blame for the high price of gasoline

The Lies of W. Mitt Romney

What will happen to America if a pathological liar and his his super rich supporters are allowed to buy America? Here are a few statements by W. Mitt that are just plain lies. And they illustrate his lack of concern for our country and his contempt for the middle class.

"Obamacare puts the Federal Government between you and your doctor." A lie!

Romney said that Dow Chemical decided to build a plant in Saudi Arabia rather than Oklahoma due to the impact of environmental regulations on the supply of natural gas. Actually the decision had nothing to do with regulations but was a result of global business and payola!

Romney stated that "Obamacare....means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, insurance that they like and want to keep." Not true at all.

"Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt." An astonishing lie that illustrates W. Mitt's contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

W. Mitt stated that President Barack Obama "has doubled the size of government since he took office." Unlike his predecessor W. Bush, Obama has decreased government, even factoring the increase in Republican sponsored border agents.

When W. Mitt was governor of Massachusetts, he stated, "We didn't just slow the growth of government, but we actually cut it." Government actually grew by around 5% on his watch.

Mitt recently stated that " women account for 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under President Obama." Are you kidding me?

W. Mitt said that "Barrack Obama is the only president to ever cut $500 billion from Medicare." An outright lie no matter how you spin it.

"President Barrack Obama is ending Medicare as we know it." Not true. But you W. Mitt and the Ryan Plan will.

"Up to 80% of  small businesses will be forced to give up their current plans due to Obamacare regulations." Bunk! They will have more choices.

Said that in his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama didn't even mention the deficit or the debt." A lie. President Obama mentioned it six times.

"The president gave the (Automobile) companies to the UAW." Does W. Mitt ever tell the truth? It was a great compromise in the tradition of our country by corporations and workers. The unions made considerable concessions W.!

"Obamacare...will kill jobs across America." We know outsourcing kills jobs. If anything the Affordable Care Act will be a great job creator.

"More Americans have lost their jobs under Barrack Obama than any president in modern history." Not true and much of the job loss early in Obama's term can be attributed to the other W's administration.

Romney and virtually all Republicans state that President Obama is a socialist. Romney stated that "we're only inches away from no longer being a free economy." If this came from Bachmann or Palin, I'd let it go. W. Mitt has been spending too much time in Florida with Allen West. He has become delusional.

"Eliminating Obamacare...will decrease the deficit by $95 billion a year." Yes, W. is delusional. Economists agree that repeal would, in fact, increase the deficit.

Mitt said that the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it couldn't build a factory in South Carolina because South Carolina is a right-to-work state. Look at the record. It is public info. The decision had nothing to do with right-to-work. This red herring statement illustrates Mitt's contempt for anything that tempers his agenda to turn America into an aristocracy based on wealth and not merit.

Finally, W. Mitt Romney stated that Ronald Reagan's philosophy of "peace and strength" is why the "Iranians released the hostages on the same day and the same hour that Reagan was sworn in." Outright misstatement. Despite the initial philosophy and policies of the Reagan administration, which took America in different directions and accomplished some good, some bad, and some ugly outcomes, Reagan adjusted and compromised his direction and "course" for the good of the country as his administration progressed. See Post: Is There a Solution?   It is an obscene insult for W. Mitt to compare his lies, tactics and objectives to those of President Reagan.

Now some truth from President Obama:

"In the past three years, we've added enough new gas and oil pipeline to circle the Earth and then some."

Last year, "Exxon pocketed nearly $4.7 million every hour."

President Obama reduced the cost of prescription drugs for nearly 3.6 million Americans in 2011.

By the time Obama took office, the Bush administration had given the car companies $13 billion and the money was gone by the time Obama took office.

Republicans in Congress refuse to list a single tax loophole that they are willing to close.

Republican-leaning states get more in federal dollars than they pay in taxes.

Mitt Romney has "proposed cutting his own taxes while raising them on 18 million working families."

Ultimately, President Obama understands and acknowledges that Ronald Reagan, during the course of his administration, when the deficit started to get out of control, fundamentally understood that he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases, in order to make a deal. Along with telling the truth, compromise, a conerstone of American democracy, is something that W. Mitt Romney is not willing to do.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Is Romney Egocentric?

I think that many Americans are distracted. I recently viewed a Conservative Super PAC ad that told Americans to ask President Obama to repeal the Obamacare tax because Americans are already struggling and cannot afford additional taxation. Don't people realize that- if the free market is working- and I'm not sure that it is- the cost of healthcare will go down and the level of coverage will go up as a result of the Affordable Care Act. They will struggle less. And the only ones that will pay this tax are those few, very few Americans, that can afford health insurance and don't buy it. 99.9% of Americans will pay no additional tax, nada, zip, but will maintain the same or get better coverage.

Romney and the forces behind the Reactionary movement live lifestyles that make it impossible for them to comprehend that a few thousand dollars per year makes the difference between making it and not making it for many, too many, American families. And the Republican vision of America, Going Backwards, is designed to ensure that someone from humble beginnings, through hard work and merit, someone like President Obama, cannot ever become president.

We all must take care of our families and work, and find gratification and contentment in our lives. But we should not forget, no matter how painful it is, that these Republicans ran a witch and a woman that told people to consider taking a chicken to the doctor as a form of payment, for the Congress of the United States. Though I doubt that it will do any good, it might be fun to ask Romney if his healthcare plan has a proviso for payment with goods and services including live poultry.  And, also, if Wicca is compatible with fundamentalist Christianity?