Category Archives: My Country Tis of Thee

What America is becomming

Our failing nation

Been a while since last thought. So lets see where we are today

1. Federal government exercises military might against citizens in Arizona and calls them “domestic terrorists” – scary enough – once Americans are generically labeled terrorists our rights become disabled – patriotic act. Whilst the rancher In Arizona may not have had the law on his side, he has the right to protest peacefully – for the federal government to go in armed with snipers is simple too dangerous for a FREE country

2. DeBlazio of NY – you know the socialistic communist, wants to tax, tax and more tax on the rich – income equality – equality for all – no need for achievement – lets be like CUBA or CHINA where we are all the same.

3. Obama – what can we say! He exercised more military might against that Arizona Rancher than Against Putin – its great to see that both whites and blacks can be crappy presidents – equality for all at the highest levels.

4. Al Sharpton – hangin with his boyz in Washington – need more be said?

5. Health care – massive deductible’s, high premiums – loss of the single physician to BIG hospitals where the cost of care is massive – Another Obama mishap

6. $15 wages for McDonald and Walmart workers because NOW these companies cost the government money as their employees have to be on welfare because of the minimum wage they pay – again using these false terms opens the door for regulation.

7. and it seems we all are racists if we don’t agree with the president – once this term is used, all meaningful discussion ends.

8. NYC wishes to keep itself afloat by fining its citizens to death

WHEN THIS FOLLY ENDS………………..

 

The State of Affairs

1. NY Times lied about their Hillary Report – lets call it “Hillary Gate”
2. Allow charter schools to run daycare programs – but the unions will not be happy
3. Colorado – fast descending into chaos – EBT cards can now be used to buy pot
4. 91 Million not working
5. Food Stamp Program Growing faster than economy
6. Able bodied adults don’t have to look for work to receive benefits and welfare

When this folly ends…………………..

The Un-State Of The Union

Governor Christie – his ads were approved by Obama|

CGI that robbed us on our web site for Obama care In a NO BID contest – has been found to give contribution donations to Obama in excess of $250,000 – makes you wonder!

41%f children have no family, no family, no stability.

Unemployment extension was the 1 thing that Obama said not to do for the so called budget

92 Million out of work – highest unemployment EVER!!! By extending unemployment, these people are subservient to the government – learned helplessness.
74,000 job created – less than 1700 per state
Most of this labor force is part time – makes you wonder!

Poverty and free will

Poverty and free will

            By: John Hayward  |          December 3rd, 2013 at 02:40 PM

Once again, Pope Francis has criticized what he perceives as the excesses of capitalism, offering a challenge that every champion of economic liberty should respond to.  In fact, we should be grateful for these challenges.  The Pope gives us a whetstone upon which our reason and moral arguments can be sharpened.

I don’t mean to be too critical of Pope Francis – whose comments, delivered both in writing and during interviews, have been misappropriated by socialists looking to claim him as one of their own.  He’s spoken out against the excesses of State power as well.  I believe he has a somewhat unfortunate habit of using the language of the Left, such as disparaging references to “trickle-down economics,” to express what is more properly understood as a call to greater individual responsibility, and a devotion to voluntary charity.  I wholeheartedly agree with that part of his message.  It’s one of the places where I diverge from philosophies like objectivism, and Ayn Rand’s caution against the “sin of altruism.”

However, it’s worth remembering that part of the “sin of altruism” critique is based on the tendency of statists to insist that everything good must be mandatory.  They derive power from their belief – quite literally religious in its intensity – that the State is the sole champion of social justice, the ultimate repository of national morality.  If charity is good, they argue, then everyone who does not receive it should be compelled to provide it… with an almighty government skimming a fat percentage off the top for its services as a broker, of course.  Likewise, everything socially desirable must be managed, subsidized, or even provided “free” by the government.  We cannot risk allowing the greed of private individuals and companies to jeopardize “access” to something the Ruling Class has decided everyone simply must have.

For this reason, I grow uneasy when a figure of great moral authority, such as the Pope, speaks in a way that makes him useful to the totalitarian Left.  Capitalism is inseparable from freedom – when one departs, the other does not long remain secure.  And freedom is the best possible antidote to poverty.

What is a moral and just society supposed to do about poverty?  Is our strategy to make it less common… or less unpleasant?  Those are mutually exclusive goals, in part because of human nature.  If poverty is made more comfortable, a sizable number of people will see no reason to lift themselves out of it, and they’ll find their decision eagerly accommodated by socialists looking to secure their vote.  It is an iron law of economics that a society gets more of what it subsidizes.  When it becomes politically profitable to subsidize poverty, no one should be surprised that the result is more widespread poverty.

Can poverty be eliminated by even the wealthiest society?  From a practical standpoint, yes.  Much of the Western world has almost completely eradicated what the rest of the globe would consider true poverty.  But the definition is a political construct, so it’s relative, and subject to revision.  The “impoverished” citizen of the United States is not starving, dying in the cold, or suffering for lack of vital medical treatment.  Truly impoverished people in other parts of the world – the suffering masses Pope Francis is most urgently worried about – would look in wonder upon the luxuries enjoyed by America’s poor.  But of course, the Left deliberately seeks to conflate the two, so when we talk about something like reducing the absurdly bloated food stamp program, we’re supposed to imagine withered skeletons littering the streets.

Using the relative definitions of “poor” and “middle class,” should people who don’t work be poor?  We may be largely united in the determination that people who cannot work should be provided for, with due protections against efforts to defraud the system – which, it should be noted, our immense super-government currently does not enforce very well.  It’s also a matter of consensus that people who lose their jobs in the short term should have a “safety net” that keeps them from tumbling into financial ruin.  But what about people who don’t work, or refuse to work, over the long term?  How can we sustain the expense of providing them with lower-middle-class lifestyles, and how can it be morally appropriate to require working people to cover those costs?

Once again, there’s a world of difference between “can’t find a job” and “refuses to work,” and it can be rather difficult to distinguish between the two, although job-hunting requirements for welfare recipients are a good step in the right direction.  It’s hard to design a safety net that cannot be used as a hammock.  But we can engineer an environment of entrepreneurship, investment opportunity, and labor demand that causes people on the margins to choose working for a paycheck instead of the safety net.  There are many factors contributing to such an environment, including regulatory barriers against business creation, the cost of labor, the burden of taxation, and the extent of welfare benefits.  Strategically, to return to the first question asked above, we must choose between aggressive reducing poverty (by reducing its primary cause, unemployment) and making the welfare state comfortable enough to keep its beneficiaries comfortable indefinitely.

“Welfare” is no longer confined to people who would meet any definition of poverty.  Working people with healthy income will receive tax subsidies to pay their ObamaCare insurance premiums, for example.  The notion of forcing everyone to pay extra, so that people who are not poor can receive “free” benefits such as contraceptives they could easily afford to buy, is built deeply into the Affordable Care Act.  The State decides what is “good,” and makes it compulsory.  This drains huge amounts of money away from the private sector, especially given the notorious inefficiency and graft of Big Government.  We are left with less freedom – a reduced ability to spend money in the pursuit of our individual ambitions – and also reduced resources to take care of the truly needy.  A weak society is less able to extend helping hands.

It’s plain common sense to say that a wealthy person has much more money to contribute to charitable endeavors.  This is true of society in general as well.  Rich nations have more to give, both internally and to suffering people around the world.  It could therefore be said that a compassionate nation has a responsibility to be as economically strong and productive as possible, in order to create the wealth necessary for benevolence.  (That includes environmental benevolence, incidentally.  Only wealthy nations can afford the kind of “responsible development” environmentalists praise… a point made by developing nations at every world conference.)

And wealth is inevitably, inescapably, universally a function of choice, which means freedom.  Command economies are sick and weak.  Political control is no match whatsoever for the distributed intelligence and energy of a vast free market.  That’s partly due to the superior ability of a large number of free people to locate and exploit profitable opportunities, which central planners in distant capital cities tend to overlook.  But it’s also because wealth is generated by the kind of mutually beneficial transactions people engage in voluntarily.  Compulsive force is not necessary to make people do what they wanted to do anyway.  Almost by definition, every mandated, hyper-regulated activity generates less total value than free people spending an equivalent amount of time and money.  Sometimes that’s necessary, as in the case of military defense, which is not an inherently profitable activity.  But only rarely is it necessary, or morally defensible.

We have grown sick from an excess of compulsive power, which drains away far more wealth than what it confiscates from us in taxes.  That leaves us very noticeably less capable of creating the jobs that would help the willing poor earn their way into the middle class, producing benefits for all along the way.  Every employer who cuts a payroll is doing battle against poverty, and together they’re winning far more ground than all the bureaucrats ostentatiously dedicated to winning the “War on Poverty.”  Actually, the bureaucrats are losing ground, because poverty in America – according to those highly subjective measurements I mentioned earlier – is currently more widespread than it has been since the early days of the Great Society.  And let’s not forget the incredible benefits brought to every level of society by the fruits of capitalist investment, which provides even modest households with wonders undreamed-of by the royalty of old.

If you would help the weak, you must be strong.  A strong society is wealthy and prosperous.  And if we would be prosperous, we must be free.  We might define poverty itself as a shortage of freedom, in which no resources are available to exercise choice or fulfill ambition; the most desperate people of the world are entirely concerned with the daily struggle to find food and shelter.  Conversely, people with a good supply of paper money, but few real choices in life, don’t feel wealthy.  It is the doom of the Western world that its elites have persuaded it to seek moral superiority in mandated, controlled poverty… while the elites themselves live in fabulous luxury, peddling the idea of “income inequality” as “people without the right Party credentials making too much money.”

Obama Care – The Working Failure!

Obama care – the web site, the cancellations, the lies, the push to single payer big government, the constant denying that its a failure and expensive – the new “health care is a right” mantra.

All the arguing, all the videos showing the lies, all the words and papers showing the deception – means nothing.
Its the law – as we are always told – this is the grand plan – once its law, it has to be – hence we are all forced into it – by design – by default – as intended.

We have succumbed to socialism. Hence why Obama never apologizes, hence why he never has to be accountable, hence why his supporters never answer to the lies, hence why they never will – he has brilliantly stacked the government deck in his hand to shove this down our throats – he has won and we let him. You were warned!

Now Deblasio in NY – wait till this communist gets into power – be even more afraid!

I hope this folly ends……………

 

28 Amendement

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

Ben Bernanke – Bailing out the failed Obama Redistribution of wealth

Employment will not begin to recover until 2016 – maybe
Interest rates are rising killing housing market
Mr Ben keeps printing money.

Obama’s redistribution of wealth is not working – socialism has failed all over the world – why would we think it will work here? The seeds of failure are planted, the dead fruits of the vine are not growing. The leaves of the economy and the fabric of America is suffering and growing brown. Hopefully we will not shrivel up and fall off as the leaves of dead flowers.

When this folly ends………….

 

Deter and Degrade – the state of our country

Deter and degrade – this seems to be in effect in our country. First our NY police force is deterred from doing their job and their effectiveness degraded by having them hand held over the guise of racism.

The NY police department is noe chided for stating some mosques are terrorist organizations and that anyone going in and out is or cna be a target for terrorism – hmm – lets understand this – all 9/11 terrorists were involved in a mosque, mosques are KNOWN terrorists organizations, the Islamic religion is not one of peace  – when they are allowed to exercise their religious freedom – others are destroyed. This is historical fact. The muslim brotherhood is in the process of infiltrating our country using mosques – this is another fact.

So lets hobble our police department and have them just give more tickets to increase the city’s income instead of upholding the peace – their primary function.

Syria
Our ineffective president is doing a “clinton” shooting a few cruise missiles over there to show he is a tough guy. Bravo mr president – you feel big and strong today?

lets see:
highest taxes ever
most people on unemployment ever
most people on government aid ever
shall we go on?

Weak presidents shoot missiles to look strong.

Texting – you will be sued.
Yes another judge has determined that the SENDER of a txt to a driver can be sued if an accident occurs – aiding and abetting? We have gone insane in this country.
When judges make rulings above and beyond the law – than their is no justice.

Keeping failed hospitals open — Who will pay for them?

LICH ordered to stay open – doctors rallying to keep failing hospitals open – Doctors have proven they are not business people. The closing of LICH has caused NO difference in care anywhere.
Hence it and other hospitals are redundant – so unless the advocates of these failing hospitals wish to take money out of their pocket to pay for them to stay open, they should not be advocating to spend OUR money.