Republican Fiscal Cave Is Much Worse than the Fiscal Cliff

The fiscal cliff debacle showed conclusively that the GOP establishment is a completely ineffective guardian of our liberties against President Obama and the Washington ruling class. Forget fantasies about reversing the growth of the State, let alone stopping such growth; Boehner’s boys can’t even slow it down. The fight over the debt ceiling is shaping up to be more of the same. This week, Obama announced that he is not going to negotiate over the debt ceiling. Republicans are in shock, but Read more […]

13 Tax Increases Just Went Into Effect – Obama: “I Won’t Raise Taxes on Middle Class America”

If I had $100 for every time I heard Barack Obama promise us that he would not raise taxes on middle class Americans, I could afford to take my family on a Hawaiian vacation. Between the fiscal cliff resolution which wasn’t a resolution after all, and Obamacare, there are 13 new tax increases that will directly or indirectly impact everyone in America, including the middle and poverty class people. Taxes with a direct impact on the middle and poverty class: 1.  Right off the bat, the Read more […]

Treasury Secretary Geithner Spent Record $13 Trillion Over His Tenure

As the U.S. Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner wields a considerable amount of influence over government financial matters. He’s the equivalent to the Minister of Finance in other countries. On the Treasury’s website, it outlines some of the Secretary’s key roles in government:  “The Secretary of the Treasury is the principal economic advisor to the President and plays a critical role in policy-making by bringing an economic and government financial policy perspective to issues facing the Read more […]

Congressman: ‘We Buy Votes with Stolen Money’

I will no longer let politicians define the debate. Even some of the good guys can’t tell the real truth. For example: “The deal to avert the fiscal cliff which consists of special tax credits for green energy, Hollywood, distilleries and other industries, is a demonstration of Capitol Hill vote buying, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) said Wednesday. The 154-page bill that passed the Senate and House on New Year’s Day to stop the tax hikes and spending cuts in the fiscal cliff contained 12 specific Read more […]

You Have to Win the Election to Get Your Way

I have been saying for months and months and months that there was no such thing as a fiscal cliff, that there was no way either party was going to let the tax rates go up for 98% of the population, and that there was no way they were actually going to really address the debt fiasco we have in this country. As it stands now, the tax rates are not going up for anyone but those making over $400,000 per year ($450,000 for married couples), and the estate tax, dividend tax, and AMT tax are all being Read more […]

Media Turns Good News Into Bad, And Blames Republicans

The good news is simple enough: consumers are cutting back in their spending. This may not be pleasant for some people because they want to sell more stuff. But their welfare is not the general welfare. The general welfare is obvious: people need to spend less and save more. The Guardian reports: “Retailers pulled stocks lower Wednesday as US markets reopened following the Christmas holiday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 49 points to 13,090 as of noon. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index Read more […]

Starbucks Wrong! United They Stand—Against Us

How cute. Starbucks is doing its part to “avert” the fiscal cliff. “Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington. The world’s biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C., area to scribble the words “Come Together” on cups for drink orders on Thursday and Friday. CEO Howard Schultz says the words are intended as a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the ‘fiscal cliff.’ It’s Read more […]

Consumer Confidence Falls Amidst Christmas Cheer

As we entered into the Christmas season, President Barack Obama and the White House press corps was trying to convince the nation that we were well on our way to recover and that everything was looking rosy.  That is except for the fiscal cliff that we are all about to plummet off of. Yet amidst all of the holiday cheer, American consumers are not nearly as optimistic as our beloved leader.  Consumer confidence took a holiday nose dive causing it to dip to the lowest it’s been in six months.  Read more […]

How to Push the Democrats Over the Fiscal Cliff

In “All Clear,” Episode 19 of Foyle’s War, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle’s son Andrew returns home from the war. Andrew was an RAF pilot. Many of his fellow-fliers were killed. He was one of the few that made it back, and he wonders why. This was typical of returning soldiers. “Why me?,” they often asked. His father remarks, “Perhaps you were the better pilot.” Andrew disagrees. He tells his father that the better pilots were predictable. The Germans expected Read more […]

Fiscal Cliff Talks and Negotiations Should be Televised!

When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, one of his campaign promises was to have one of the most open presidencies of all time.  He promised that everything would be done out in the open for all to see and judge.  Nothing would be hidden from the American public. That promise ended the day he was sworn in as president.  In his first four years, he has conducted more secret negotiations behind closed doors than any president in history.  When you take a good look at the Obama’s record Read more […]

The Fiscal Cliff About To Expose Another Medicare Scam

Why would the fiscal cliff mean that doctors would suddenly take a thirty percent cut in their billing? Nothing was said about that last year when the deal was made. Part of the problem is that deal wasn’t made last year. It was made fifteen years ago and then hidden under fig leaves. Those leaves are going to fall away on January 1. Inventing Another “Debt Ceiling” to Raise Back to 1997, the basic bankruptcy of Medicare was too obvious for Congress to deny. They felt they had to do something Read more […]

Warren Buffett Supports Higher Taxes for the Other Guy

Warren Buffet believes that the super-rich should pay more taxes, a minimum of 30 to 35 percent. And why not? Buffett already has his fortune. He won’t be taxed on the money he already has. By taxing new money, Buffett and those like him eliminate competition. New competitors won’t have extra capital to purchase stocks like he’s been able to do. Let’s get Mr. Buffett to turn over money he’s already earned to even out what he’s calling on the government to do with current investors. This Read more […]