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Absentee President
October 19, 2012, 11:41 am
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Interesting article today at CNS News. It seems our President expects the U. S. Taxpayer to force congress to raise taxes on some taxpayers, by re-electing him to office. Why can’t he do as Bill Clinton did, talk to the leadership and work out some real compromise instead of telling them it’s my way or the highway. He doesn’t really want to lead, he just wants to continue the vacations that he and his family have enjoyed at our expense. He has met with congressional leaders only twice since January 2012, and then only to tell them to do what he wants or he will let the country go over the fiscal cliff.

He takes credit for the sanctions against Iran, but it was congress that forced him to make those sanctions by passing them by huge majorities in both houses (veto proof). He claims to have created 5 million new jobs that is definitely not truth. Then he says that the Republicans want to destroy the country, when he is well on his way to doing just that. We truly cannot afford another 4 years of 1 trillion + deficits. We are in hock up to our eyeballs, and he wants to continue down this same road, spending more and more. 1.2 trillion on welfare alone in 2011. That is 47 million people on food stamps, of course 2,000 of them are already dead, at least one recipient of SSI lives in Vietnam. The Senate refuses to even discuss much less pass jobs bills from the Republican House. Harry Reid just tables them as soon as they reach his office, and the Senate has not passed a budget in 4 years. The only budget that Obama put out for them to pass, he got zero ZERO votes. Not even one Democrat would vote for that bill.

Folks, it is time to change the direction of our nation, we are headed not just for a fiscal cliff, but for a complete meltdown of our economy. In 4 more years we will be so deep in debt we will never climb out of that hole, our great great grandchildren will be paying the bill and their kids will probably still be paying it. Is that what you want? If so vote for Obama and his socialist view of the world, but if you want to return some sanity to our nation, vote for Romney for President and lets end this horror. While you are at it please vote for conservative Republicans in both the house and the Senate. We really need to reverse this terrible debacle that has been the Obama presidency. Besides, I am tired of Joe Biden and his telling y’all that the Republicans are aiming their guns at you, as he did in Las Vegas yesterday, and that the Republicans will put African American people back in chains. That horrified me when he said it and yet the Democratic party just loved it. Had it been a Republican saying it, he would have been ostracized, and rightly so. Please return sanity to the Presidency in November.

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The Plan
September 10, 2012, 10:06 am
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I keep reading how the Democrats say that Mitt Romney doesn’t have a plan except to give tax cuts to the rich and destroy the middle class. I have to admit that really torques my jaws. Mitt Romney does have a plan and lets take a look at some of it now.

1. Spending: First – repeal Obamacare immediate savings 95 Billion dollars a year.
Second – Privatize Amtrak — Savings: $1.6 Billion. Despite requirement that Amtrak operate on a for-profit basis, it continues to receive about $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds each year. Forty-one of Amtrak’s 44 routes lost money in 2008 with losses ranging from $5 to $462 per passenger. This is a complete political boondoggle and needs to be privatized. Third – Reduce Foreign Aid. Why do we give money to countries that want to destroy us? Fourth – Eliminate Title X Family Planning Funding — Savings: $300 Million. Title X subsidizes family planning programs that benefit abortion groups like Planned Parenthood. I keep hearing that Government should get out of our bedrooms, this will help make it happen.
Fifth – Align Federal Employee Compensation With The Private Sector — Savings: $47 Billion. Federal compensation exceeds private sector levels by as much as 30 to 40 percent when benefits are taken into account. This must be corrected.
This is only a partial list of the changes Mitt would make to spending. Click on the Spending title and you will be able to read the whole platform on spending.

2. Energy:
First
Establish fixed timetables for all resource development approvals
Create one-stop shop to streamline permitting process for approval of common activities
Implement fast-track procedures for companies with established safety records to conduct pre-approved activities in pre-approved areas
Ensure that environmental laws properly account for cost in regulatory process
Amend Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide from its purview
Expand NRC capabilities for approval of additional nuclear reactor designs
Streamline NRC processes to ensure that licensing decisions for reactors on or adjacent to approved sites, using approved designs, are complete within two years

Second
Conduct comprehensive survey of America’s energy reserves
Open America’s energy reserves for development
Expand opportunities for U.S. resource developers to forge partnerships with neighboring countries
Support construction of pipelines to bring Canadian oil to the United States
Prevent overregulation of shale gas development and extraction

This is just a small part of the overall plan of Mitt Romney as our President. I hope you will read the rest of his plan and share it with others as well. It is a good and sensible plan which will help to get us back on the right track to fiscal and energy independence. Let me know what you think about all this, because this is an election that will have a huge impact on the direction of our nation for years to come, from monetary policy, to supreme court justices. Thanks for reading and joining the discussion.

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Republican Presidential Candidates
February 27, 2012, 6:37 pm
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There is much rhetoric out there about each of the candidates including that this or that one is weak and can never be President. I also have heard how none of them has a real plan about moving us forward fiscally. I did hear the president say that the plan that they have for energy is to drill now, drill now and drill now, and how that will not work.

I have spent some time looking at the sites that each of these candidates have up and I see that each of them has plans in place, some well fleshed out and some not so well. I had a tough time finding any coherent plan on Rick Santorum’s site but both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have pretty well laid out plans for what they want to accomplish. Mitt Romney has a tax plan that is well laid out and you can see it here: http://mittromney.com/issues/tax#content-content I am not sure that I agree with him on it but at least it is clear and concise. Newt Gingrich also has a pretty well thought out plan, and I have to admit I lean toward his plan as it seems to me to level the playing field a bit more, you can see it here: http://www.newt.org/solutions/jobs-economy/ I think it is time that we the people begin to seriously look at what our candidates are talking about and what the media refuses to say. By the way, you can find Rick Santorum at: http://www.ricksantorum.com/index.php and for those who want to know what Ron Paul stands for, hint: he is a Libertarian: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ Mr. Paul says he wants the income tax rate to be zero, that will make it very hard to have any government, much less a Constitutional Republic.

Tomorrow there will be primaries in Arizona and Michigan, Arizona Governor Ms. Brewer has endorsed Romney, and of course Michigan is Romney country since he grew up there and his Dad was governor. I have to admit that I am really tired of all the rhetoric, especially Romney trashing both Newt and Rick Santorum. Romney himself stood for many of the things that he now trashes them for, and of course they also have in the past done the same with things that they trash him for. I do hope that these candidates will stop trying to destroy each other, and begin to focus on the target for November which is of course Barack Obama. We the people need to know just what it is that these guys all stand for in relation to what will change in 2013 if they are elected. Take a look at their websites and make an informed decision.

John