Let me be candid for a moment. Not as a Republican or Democrat, but instead as a logical American. Lately there has been a lot of bitchin’ about Voter ID laws, and frankly I am tired of hearing the constant whining. In America, ID is required to purchase beer and cigarettes; to cash a check or sign-up for entitlements; to enter a bar or drive an automobile; what’s more, emergency rooms and physicians require identification to be treated. These requirements are necessary to prevent fraud, underage sales of tobacco and alcohol, and detour identity theft. Why is it so terrible to require an ID to vote? It protects the election process from fraud.
Naysayers assert Voter ID laws are set up to discriminate against the low-income, disabled, and minorities. I say balderdash! All three (low-income, disabled, and minorities) must show ID to drive, cash checks, buy beer and cigarettes, and sign-up for food stamps and Medicaid; therefore, there is no logic to such an argument. Yet, this is the precise skewed argument the Department of Justice and left is spewing.
Thirty-one states now require proof of ID before allowing constituents to cast a vote: strict photo ID states include Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Photo ID states include, Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, and South Dakota -16 others have non-photo ID laws. Some Democratic governed states vetoed similar laws.
Democrats claim the Republican push for tougher Voter ID laws is politically motivated. And, I am certain that’s true. However, Democrats have the same agenda –political gain. It is in America’s best interest to have strict Voter ID laws; it will prevent fraud and preserve the election process. If memory serves correctly, in 2008 ACORN committed election fraud in Obama’s favor –in 2004 the Bush election was tainted by Florida’s “hanging chads”, where Jeb Bush (George Bush’s brother) held an elected office. Personally, I believe tough Voter ID laws protect our voting right, not encroach it.
If you believed for one minute the “Super Committee” would succeed in compromising and acting in the best interest of “We the People”, then you’re an idiot! That’s right –an idiot! The Special Joint Committee, composed of six Democrats and six Republicans was set-up to fail from jump-start. The failure of the committee benefits both parties politically by letting each side save “face” with their parties and constituents; what’s more, it gives both sides ammunition for the up-coming 2012 election. After news of the committee’s failure hit the media, it took all of five minutes for Democrats and Republicans to start the proverbial finger-pointing.
Early this week, “… co-chairs of the bipartisan special joint committee said in a statement that “after months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline” (Ted Barrett, Kate Bolduan and Deirdre Walsh, CNN, 2011.p1.para.4).
Hard work –are they kidding? Sending e-mail back and forth holding your breath via emoticons is not working hard! Furthermore, there is not a bipartisan bone in the committee’s body. All took a stand before taking the job –Republicans demand entitlement and tax reform, while Democrats demand military cuts and higher taxes for the rich.
The “breaking” news was not surprising to most Americans. Now, if the committee would have succeeded, that would have been a surprise. Whether on the side of Democrats, Republicans, or Liberals, “The People” invested little faith in this two-party “super” con. Why would they? Congress had already caused America’s credit downgrade by acting like unreasonable children, with a “do it my way” or “hit the highway” attitude.
Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland and Pelosi pet, had this to say about the committee’s failure: “Many will portray this failure as the inevitable consequence of two partisan sides refusing to give ground…suggesting blame should lie with Republicans” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.19). Partisan? That’s not the word we are using Mr. Van Hollen!
Thoroughly disgusted with the committee’s failure, Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee ranted to the press: “On its current course the federal government is projected to spend almost $44 trillion over the next 10 years, and it is nothing short of an embarrassment, an absolute national disgrace and failure of leadership that we cannot agree on even a paltry $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over that time frame” (Ted Barrett, Kate Bolduan and Deirdre Walsh, CNN, 2011p.2.para.2). Lack of leadership and embarrassing is an understatement Mr. Corker! The committee’s failure is a threat to America’s national security by cutting $600 billion from the Department of Defense.
If $600 billion is cut from defense, the first department to suffer will be Veteran services; what’s more, soldiers on the front line will NOT be properly equipped to protect themselves and this country. Fathom this: soldiers without life-saving helmets; short supplies of ammunition; production of War Ships and Army tanks halted; massive drops in recruitment; Heroes blowing their brains out because they received inapt mental health services for PTSD; a growth in homeless veterans; and finally, World War 3 breaks out and America has no money or troops to defend ourselves. Not pretty –is it? Solution: cut $1.2 trillion from our ever-growing, inapt, meddling government, and quit giving aid to China! Leave the Military alone! Remember 9/11 Jackasses?
However, not all in Congress are complete idiots (though trace amounts are present).
“Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a statement about the mandatory cuts to defense, calling the sequester of $600 billion in defense spending a “threat to the national security interests of the United States and cannot be allowed to occur” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.8).
A former prisoner of war, McCain has a special understanding about how the $600 billion cut to defense will affect military missions and rescues, and just how important proper training and equipment are to a soldier. The United States Military should be funded in front of any other program or department –government or social. We are living in times of 9/11, Nukes, and Martyr extremists –do we really want to be caught unprepared? Do we want our soldiers (someone’s child) going into a gunfight armed only with a knife?
President Obama, who has been absent during the committee’s effort for compromise, is the con of all cons; he put in place a political strategy via automatically triggered $1.2 trillion in tax hikes and military cuts –while limiting cuts on entitlements. Obama knew this committee would not succeed –the battle over the debt ceiling, entitlement reform, tax reform, and Obama Care proved no bipartisanship exists in Congress.
“President Obama said he would veto any effort by lawmakers to repeal a requirement for $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts to be triggered after the Super Committee failed to agree on terms to save the country $1.2 trillion over a 10-year span” (FoxNews.com, 2011.para.1).
“If we don’t act, taxes will go up for every single American, starting next year. And I’m not about to let that happen,” Obama said Monday” (Sam Rolley, 2011.para.4).
Now that’s rich! Obama doesn’t want taxes to go up? Oh, that’s right –he only wants the “rich” to pay “their fair share”. The problem with this concept is, rich is a matter of perception; a poor man’s rich is different from that of a wealthy man’s rich. Additionally, one that smells of money may very well have rubbed on advertisement cologne. A person with an annual income of $1 million for example, might have $990,000 or more in bills and taxes, leaving less than $10,000 a year to live on –that’s not rich; that’s a “rich man’s poor”. Who defines rich? When it comes to taxes –the President and acting Congress, that’s who! Given the judgment used in spending tax money thus far, can Americans trust Washington?
This “Super” con was nothing more than a drain on taxpayer dollars and a waste of time –which is par for the course in the current administration. With the American economy in extreme peril and a plethora of people out of work, Americans are fed up with both sides –Americans need effective leadership! A people without proper leadership will wonder aimlessly to their certain destruction.
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payroll taxes. Personal Liberty Digest. http://www.personalliberty.com/news/supercommittee-may-have-raised-your-payroll-tax/?eiid=&rmid=2011_11_25_PLA_[P11555299]&rrid=395205494
Over the last two months, “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in every state have wreaked havoc on city streets and community businesses in efforts their voices will be heard. Their plight is however, once a communicator becomes aggressive in tone and action, the receiver stops listening. Additionally, knowing who the enemy is, and what address they live at is essential to war as well. The enemy lives in Washington D.C on Pennsylvania Ave, not at the homes and businesses of occupier’s neighbors. The House, the Senate, the President, and their charges are responsible for regulations, bills, bailouts, financial deprivation, laws, debt, economy, wealth distribution, and environmental and social issues; therefore, why are the tents not perched up on their property?
Violence and defiance have resulted in hundreds of “Occupy” protesters being arrested in New York, Nashville, Detroit, Oakland, Portland, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle -nearly every city in America. Hypodermic needles have been found at encampments, what’s more, rapes, deaths, vandalism, and drugs have been center focus of a “cause” that has no doubt had a negative effect. Polls recently show those who were listening, are now turning a deaf ear to a “cause” that lacks “focus and direction”. What was once considered a “civil rights movement” is now viewed as a “poor people’s campaign” controlled by left-wing nut-jobs that just want a handout. Obviously no one has told the occupiers, corporate America pays for those handouts; therefore, shutting them down will be, if accomplished, at their own peril.
This Left-wing effort to separate and pit one class of people against another (class warfare) is just an attempt at deterrence from the real issues. If the Democratic Party spent as much time fixing things as they did whining about them, things might actually get done in America. If “Occupy Wall Street” protesters want to voice a cause, let them speak out about why the DOJ (Department of Justice) is allowed to spend OUR tax dollars on $16 muffins; or why the current administration gave over $535 million to Solyndra after being “warned” against it; and, why is Eric Holder not being fired for the egregious behavior of an inapt ATF; and, why OUR military vets fear cuts to programs they would not require if they had not defended this great country; why American Borders are not being protected; and, why, if the left detests Corporate America, did the current Democratic administration bailout said corporations, what’s more, why is America now over $15 trillion in debt with a historic down-grade in our credit rating?
The logic of “Occupy Wall Street” is that of left-wing simpletons, socialists, and Marxists who are misguided –pissed someone who worked hard to build a company won’t give them a “handout”. Well, in America if a person wants money –they work for it. Let’s ask “Occupy Wall Street” protesters to distribute their wealth –oh, that’s right, they don’t have any! This uprising is a direct result of an administration brainwashing constituents into believing something-for-nothing is the American way –hail to Socialism! Inside information has it however, “A handout only enables, a hand-up empowers” –reinforcing productivity and self-worth.
At last night’s GOP debate in Michigan, audience members booed moderators in support of Herman Cain and in disgust with the left-wing lynching of his character. With rope in hand, moderators that aimed questions toward Mitt Romney about Cain’s personal plight were met with opposition from nearly every member of the audience, leaving the left standing at the political gallows in shock from the mutiny. It is obvious that Americans are fed-up with the demonizing dirty politics of the Democratic Party and left-wing sympathizers. It’s about time the American people stood up and refused to listen to skewed rhetoric spewed from the lips of Washington gossips and unethical media that would sell-out their own grandma for ratings.
Politico placed a noose around Cain’s neck in late October via unsubstantiated sexual harassment charges from the 1990’s. Since then women have emerged from the woodwork like hungry roaches looking for their next meal. Minutes after Politico broke the story, a posse of Democrats and left-wing media rode in to help hang Cain from their proverbial political tree. And, it seems they have recruited Dem-donor-in-a-dress Gloria Allred to ride front and center with a damsel in distress to secure Cain’s conviction. The problem with this is the dim-witted Dem-donor retains zero credibility with the American people due to her own past actions. Furthermore, Americans are asking: Who is footing the bill for her services, because her client is unemployed and bankrupt?
Additionally, the credibility of at least two of Cain’s accusers is being called into question. Bialek, the accuser hanging off the teat of Allred, has filed for bankruptcy at least twice, is unemployed and never filed formal charges. Similarly, Karen Kraushaar had filed sexual harassment charges at another job, accusing a man of circulating a sexually based e-mail and refusing to submit to her request to work from home. Cain has denied all charges, calling Bialek “troubled” with “financial problems”, adding he would gladly take a lie detector test. However, if last night’s GOP debate is any indication of the people’s confidence in his innocence, there is no need for Cain to trouble himself.
As a voter, unless the left provides substantial proof that Cain is a cad, I will assume Democrats and left-wing media are trying to divert my focus from the current administration’s lack of leadership and spending addiction –a slide of hand if you will. They underestimate my intelligence; no matter their deceptive ploy, I will remember the lying, race-baiting, bullying, inciting, over-regulating, down-graded credit, bailouts, Solyndra, ATF’s egregious behavior, barbaric rhetoric, record high unemployment rate, health mandates, lack of border control, class warfare, and the overall disregard for the people of America –and on election day I will hold the Democratic administration responsible. I am not saying my vote will go to Cain, but I am saying that I will vote for a Billy-goat before I vote to re-elect Obama in 2012.