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Is Obama ‘Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism’?

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/04/07

Is Obama ‘Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism’?
Posted by Yorkshire on 6 April 2012, 9:56 pm

To me, before the 2008 election it was clear as day at what BO would be. You can ask Gretchen, Eric and the Editor on the First Street Journal that I have alluded one way or another to what is in this editorial. All I needed to know about BO was a Community Activist, a Marxist lover, Revvum Wright, his Hawaiian Communist Mentor “George”, ACORN, the friends and professors in college had to be radical, Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, his illegal visit to Pakistan (which is now believed to be on a Brit Passport via Kenya), no background, no friends speaking up, school papers sealed and what he told Joe the Plumber. What more did I need???? And 95% of this was known before the election. I told this to two campaigners for BO in Oct, 2008. This information was readily known in his books. And finally, he had no executive training or experience.

Then this editorial
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Is Obama ‘Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism’?

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Does CCB Have Life?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/08

As the US Senate “tabled” the US House “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill that met Standard & Poor’s requirements to maintain AAA credit rating on a strictly party-line vote and elected to pass a very weak-sauce bill that did not meat Standard & Poor’s requirements, Standard & Poor’s did what they said they’d do: Lower the US credit rating. And of course, the Democrat loudmouths went all over the airwaves bawling their little heads off about the “terrorist” TEA Party who “held our country hostage”. They also bawled their little heads off at the meanie Standard & Poor’s who tax cheat “TurboTax” Tim Geithner claimed didn’t understand Federal Budgeting. (Irony meter got shattered on that one.)

That’s not going to change the credit rating. But passing CCB very well could. The Sundries Shack (HT The Other McCain) examined a CNN/ORC poll that came out during the dust-up — the same poll the Democrats were using to claim the majority of Americans support tax increases. Except CCB had much broader support than the tax increase idea.

[W]hen you get into the demographic breakdowns — where the poll shows you what people of different races, genders, income levels, and political affiliations felt about the plans — you find that only the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan enjoys majority support from every single group.

Now, go back and read Question 23 again, then look at the percentages by group of people who favor that approach.

Men: 67%; Women: 66%
White: 69%; Non-White: 63%
18-34 Year Olds: 64%; 35-49 Year Olds: 70%; 50-64 Year Olds: 62%; 65+ Year Olds: 73%
Under 50: 67%; 50 and Older: 67%
(Yearly earnings) Under $50,000: 73%; (Yearly earnings) Over $50,000: 63%
No College: 76%; Attended College: 60%
Democrat: 64%; Independent: 65%; Republican: 73%
Conservative: 77%; Moderate: 65%; Liberal: 53%
Northeast: 65%; Midwest: 61%; South: 71%; West: 68%
Urban: 66%; Suburban: 65%; Rural: 73%
Tea Party Supporters: 74%; Tea Party Neutral: 74%; Tea Party Opposed: 53%

I know those numbers can be a bit dizzying, grouped together like that. Notice, though, that none of them — not a single one — is less than 50% and only 2 of the 29 are under 60%. What those numbers say very clearly is America supports “Cap, Cut, and Balance”, man or woman, rich or poor, young or old, Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or not. No matter where you go around the country, no matter who you ask, you are more likely to find someone who wants Congress to cut the size of government, put real caps on government spending, and pass an effective and simple Balanced Budget Amendment than not. Even the most ardent progressives, those who identify themselves as liberal and opposed to the Tea Parties and the people to whom the White House Goon Squad spoke directly on all the talk shows today, support the “extremist” plan pushed by the Tea Parties.

CNN is responsible for the poll that shows every side of the issue, every demographic, shows majority support for CCB. This wasn’t some TEA Party poll; it was a Left-leaning CNN poll. And blasting the TEA Party did so well in 2010… Now, blasting experts in the world of credit, too? When the majority of Democrats, Liberals, TEA Party opponents, poor, young, old all support the CCB deal that would’ve prevented the downgrade? I got a (NSFW) suggestion for you.

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Taxes Cannot Erase Deficit

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/06

The government cannot tax away the deficit spending. It’s an impossibility.

From RushLimbaugh.com (note the express written permission at the bottom):

There Aren’t Enough “Rich” to Tax

August 05, 2011

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: We’re into statistics today and the unemployment statistics are just fascinating in the way that we’re being spun. It’s as bad as the way we were spun on this debt deal, and the more you look at this debt deal, what a disaster that is.

I’m gonna explain why as the program unfolds. This is from the UK Daily Mail. You’re not gonna see this in the American media. Speaking of the American media, remember all of those years, the Bush years, the media apparatchiks on TV were trying to talk down the economy and trying to talk down the market. They did everything they could to talk down the economy. Why, it was almost as though they wanted Bush to fail. Shazam, it was almost as though they wanted Bush to fail. You remember.

For four years running at 4.7% unemployment, at 5% unemployment, at 5.6% unemployment, they were proclaiming we were either on the verge of a recession or were in one. They were out trying to find the worst sob stories. Now they’re doing everything they can to talk it up. Do they really think we’re such fools that we don’t see this? When unemployment started spiraling upward, what did we get from ’em? We got stories on how wonderful that is. Families are finding one another again, friends have social time, the stress and strain of working is no longer a part of anybody’s day. It really is a new perspective on life. All the wonderful aspects of not having a job, all the great things you could do if you didn’t have any work you had to do. “Funemployment,” they called it. And now they’re doing everything they can, they’re just incapable of telling us the truth, totally incapable.

The question here is who will tank first? Right now it looks like we’re in a race to see whether the country or Obama will tank first. It looks like it’s running neck and neck here. And the trick here is to make Obama tank first. Now, this UK Daily Mail story that you will not see in the US media. “Soak the rich, eh? They do not have the money. A report from the Internal Revenue Service found that the rich –” and the rich are defined this way: 8,274 people with incomes of $10 million per year or more. What do you think those 8,274 people earned combined in 2009? Snerdley, take a wild guess. All of you out there, take a wild guess in your mind. I’m not asking you to call and I’m gonna tell you what the number is here in just a second. But just think about this, 8,274 people with incomes of $10 million per year or more.

Now, you got Buffett in there and Gates at their $40 to 50 billion, but that’s their net worth. What do they earn? It’s a different number. But you take all of those people, just give me a number, what do you think, 8,274 people with incomes of $10 million per year or more, what was the combined total income earned of all those 8,274 people in 2009? One trillion, $250 billion. That’s what you say, Brian? Snerdley says a trillion. The answer is $240 billion. Brian, you were $10 billion off. That’s it. That’s right. That’s it. The 8,274 people with incomes of $10 million per year or more earned a total of $240 billion in 2009.

“Even of you confiscated every dime they earned, you would barely have enough money to cover government spending for 24 days.” In fact, this $240 billion, I mean that’s pretty close to the actual real number of budget cuts in the debt deal when you strip everything away. Now, about 25% of that money already goes to the federal government for federal income. So actually that $240 billion would run the government for 18 days.

“Another 227,000 people earned $1 million or more in 2009. Millionaires averaged taxes of 24.4% of their income — up from 23.1% in 2008.” Now, you might be asking, how did that happen? Well, the Bush tax cuts, folks. Obama’s tax increases hadn’t started, and Obama’s not immaculated yet. “They, too, did not earn enough money to come anywhere close to covering the annual deficits that are $1.5 trillion a year.” So 8,274 people who earn $10 million per year or more, earn a total of $240 billion in 2009. Another 227,000 people earned a million dollars or more in 2009. But it doesn’t come anywhere close to covering the deficit of $1.5 trillion.

“Barack Obama was the first president to sign a budget with a $1 trillion deficit into law.
In fact, all the taxpayers — including the ones who get a refund check bigger than the withholding taxes they paid — have the money.” The point of this is next time you hear Obama or a Democrat say we’ve got to raise taxes on the rich, it’s not about getting revenue to run the government because they don’t have the money. Now, I’ve been doing this show for 23 years, and I have been employing this data, whatever the accurate data was for the year I was disclosing it, it hasn’t changed in terms of percentages. Confiscate every dollar earned by people who make $10 million a year or more and you run the country for barely over two weeks. That has not changed since I first heard of this statistic 23, 25 years ago. It hasn’t changed. As it is, these people are already paying 70% of the total income tax burden! So there’s no economic growth hidden away here in a tax increase on these people.

How does taking money out of the private sector grow it? And that’s what tax increases do. How in the world does taking money out of the private sector cause it to grow? Mathematically impossible, folks. From Reuters: “Total adjusted gross income reported on tax returns, measured in 2009 dollars, was $7.626 trillion, down from $8.233 trillion in 2008 and $8.989 trillion in 2007. Total adjusted gross income was up only slightly from the $7.475 trillion reported in 2001, when there were 10 million fewer taxpayers.”

Individual tax collections equaled 15.4% of all income. “Doubling federal income taxes for everyone would still leave us $400 billion or so shy of balancing the budget.” That’s the bottom line. Doubling federal income taxes for everybody would raise $1.1 trillion, $400 billion shy of the deficit. I know these numbers are hard to follow, but all this is gonna be on RushLimbaugh.com later today, and I suggest you go there, print it out, or e-mail it, make electronic copies, PDF, whatever you want, and spread this around. This needs to be seen by many people. It’s not going to be in the US media.

END TRANSCRIPT

If the Federal Government doubled everyone’s taxes, that would only be enough to cover roughly three quarters of the Obama/Democrat Deficit Spending. We would still have a 400-billion-dollar-a-year deficit, a historically high figure. And that’s considering a static economic environment. That’s not taking into account the heavy inflation, unemployment, business closings, personal bankruptcies, etc, etc that such a massive tax hike would cause. This is Cloward-Piven stuff, folks. Cloward-Piven.

Even in a static environment where doubling income tax rates would double income tax revenue, the Federal Government would have to actually cut 400 billion dollars from its annual budget. In Washington, DC and in the Democrats’, lamestream media’s, Ruling Class Republicans’ language of “reducing the increase in expenditures equals a cut” where a 400 billion dollar “cut” over 10 years is draconian, “kill your momma and your kiddies” extremism, how is the Fed ever expected to make an actual 400 billion dollar real cut for a single year?

And we need real, actual cuts of at least 1,200 billion dollars a year, and not just reductions in the rate of growth. 2012 is critical, folks. Getting rid of Obama and 6 Democrat Senators is not enough to save this country. We need to throw the Democrats and the RCRs out, and replace them with true Constitutional Conservative men and women. And we need to hold their feet to the fire.

No more “Centrist” Republicans. Our nation cannot afford them. All the “Centrist” Republicans will do is pilot the Ship of State to the scene of the crash a bit more slowly. And the TEA Party is here for a time such as this — that’s why Democrats, lamestream media, RCRs fear and hate and malign the TEA Party.

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More Sarah Palin And The Media

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/03

CNN asked Ed Morrissey of Hot Air to write an article for them. And he did. But while CNN ran it, it wasn’t exactly the article CNN asked for.

The media turned Palin’s bus tour into a celebrity chase, instead of covering it as a political event. As a political event, Palin’s travelogues show that it’s been pretty low-key. She has not made grand speeches or committed to a campaign, but instead is using the tour to raise political action committee funds — in the same way other announced and unannounced candidates have done for months, with little or no comparable national media coverage.

So why does Palin rate such a press gaggle and make headlines for her tour? Palin generates ratings and page views; she sells advertising. She puts money in the pockets of media outlets. And her bus tour has exposed the media’s craving for all things Palin, even while they treat her as a fringe character in American politics. The bus tour puts that paradox on display for all to see.

Mr Morrissey continues on to say “In fact, Palin could conceivably do more to influence the election as a kingmaker on the outside, especially with the power of her PAC, than a primary candidate on the inside.” Here’s where I will disagree. A kingmaker is a puppet master. A “made” king answers to the kingmaker. And that’s George Soros, not Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is not the good version of the evil George Soros — the man who is working to take down the US and create a godless, socialist one-world government. Yes, SarahCuda will indeed have a major, MAJOR, impact on US elections in 2012 whether she runs or not (and as far as I’m concerned, Mama Grizzly is indeed going to run), because she articulates the position of a huge amount of the “Average Joe’s” positions and she is very clear in her stated goal for the direction of this nation: back to when this nation was its greatest, back to the vision of our Founders and Framers. And the Left and the Ruling Class Republicans cannot let that message ring out. They run the joint, they know better than you or me, they know we need someone to lead us around by the nose. But she has a servant’s heart and not a master’s heart, and therein lies the difference between a Godly activist leader and a kingmaker, and the difference between a God-fearing, well-grounded woman of the people and the Ruling Class.

Morrissey appends his Hot Air article with a Byron York article discussing another area the lamestream media is missing the boat on Sarah Palin.

One thing many viewers have probably missed in all the horse-race speculation is that Palin is perfectly willing to discuss her positions on key issues, if anyone wants to ask. In fact, in recent days, weeks, and months, we’ve seen a lot of policy commentary from the former Alaska governor.

For example, during the bus trip, Palin took a stand on an issue that is crucial for candidates considering a run in the Iowa caucuses. “I think that all of our energy subsidies need to be re-looked at today and eliminated,” Palin told RealClearPolitics. “We’ve got to allow the free market to dictate what’s most efficient and economical for our nation’s economy.”

SarahCuda has been talking issues and policy from the get-go; it’s just not covered in the mainstream media because giving it proper coverage would defeat Teh Narrative. What is the narrative? The narrative is that Sarah Palin isn’t all that bright (Ronald Reagan, the amiable dunce), doesn’t know the issues, has no grounding in policy, isn’t schooled, has no experience, is gaffe-tastic (party like it’s 1773). And it isn’t just the Liberals and the media (but I repeat myself) pushing Teh Narrative; it’s the Republican Aristocracy. Charles Krauthammer telling SarahCuda to leave the room (while the men talk about substantive issues), saying she isn’t “schooled,” saying she’s not a serious candidate, saying it’s not “her turn.”

Sarah Palin knows the issues, talks the issues, talks foreign policy, domestic policy, fiscal policy, health care policy, social policy. She speaks with historical accuracy (party like it’s 1773), geographical accuracy (you can see Russia from Alaska). She understands economics far better than any Big Government Keynesian ever will. She understands the harm of over-regulation, to our freedom as the Founders and Framers envisioned and to our economic survival. She has taken on corrupt and criminal Democrats and Republicans alike, many of whom are in prison as a result. And she handles herself very well with hard-hitting media interviews. And she has already proven — in Alaska and nationally — that she can take over a debate and come out of it as if she were the only one there. But that’s not what the lamestream media (who are in the pockets of Democrats and George Soros) or the RCRs want people to know, with their attempts at “gotcha” questioning, “jot and tittle” orgasmic rectal examination, cover-up of her statements to claim she doesn’t know anything.

If the public actually got to know who Sarah Palin is and what Sarah Palin understands and what Sarah Palin stands for, Teh Narrative would die. And so would the Leftist, the Ruling Class, the Media agenda.

UPDATE: Tina Korbe and Mark Levin weigh in.

Talk radio host Mark Levin added to a growing chorus against Charles Krauthammer yesterday, saying he’s “sick and tired” of the pundit’s smears against Palin.

Levin took issue with much of the common criticisms of Palin, particularly those concerning whether or not she can win the 2012 election and how she left her governorship post early, which is normal for presidential candidates, Levin says.

“So what is it? What’s the problem?” he said. “She’s solid on social issues. She’s solid on fiscal issues. She’s solid against these subsidies against big companies – in other words, she is not a corporatist. She’s not a crony or a believer in that. She’s solid on taxes and spending. I’m just confused. She’s solid on Israel. She’s solid on the military. She’s solid with respect to our allies. Is there some big issue that’s disqualifying? What – because the liberals don’t like her? …

“I’m getting sick and tired, as I said yesterday, last week and I’ve said over the months – I’m getting sick and tired of these smears by Krauthammer against her,” Levin said. “He’s a thoroughly decent man, I understand, but he doesn’t seem very decent in this regard and I don’t know why. He’s certainly owes us a column or a better explanation, doesn’t he? He wants to influence the outcome.”

UPDATE: Kimberly Strassel weighs in with her revisionist foolishness (via Hot Air Headlines).

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty—all have already been through the wringer, and at the hands of conservatives focused on obtaining a competent nominee. If Mrs. Palin wants the most powerful job on the planet, she shouldn’t be averse to the same critical questioning…

Whatever you think of Mr. Romney’s health-care plan, at least he’s got one. Mr. Gingrich may not be brave on Medicare reform, but he’s willing to get into specifics. What is Mrs. Palin’s position on Social Security? What’s her idea of corporate tax reform? How would she handle Pakistan? Good leaders inspire, but they also perspire over the painful nitty-gritty of policy. If Mrs. Palin gets in, she starts from way behind.

Kimberly, seriously, why don’t you actually do something like journalist research? I mean it’d only take a few minutes of your time to answer your own questions. But that isn’t what you’re about, is it? Sarah Palin has already answered your questions… and before you asked them.

I have issues with Sarah Palin’s Tenther position in some aspects, according to the colloquial definition of the term. There are issues Sarah Palin definitely describes as wrong but will leave it up to the states to decide if they want to be wrong or right. That’s the colloquial version of Tentherism. Granted, Palin said even states shouldn’t be regulating like they do, but Palin still leaves too much in the hands of states to steal from We the People when We the People should be foremost and states a distant second (with the Feds being a rare afterthought).

But that’s not what Kimberly Strassel is talking about. She’s talking about “what is Sarah’s position and plan on issues where Sarah clearly stated her position and plan on issues that I won’t tell you about, much less look up myself?” Good luck with that, Kimberly. The dead-tree media just doesn’t have the sway it used to. Sarah Palin already destroyed your concern trolling before you tried your concern trolling. And Sarah is the ultimate “retail” campaigner. The Talking Points (Memo) approach to misinformation is falling apart with the “unwashed masses” who actually vote.

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Radical Leftist Hate Group MSNBC Gets Caught Again

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/01

Sarah Palin is driving the lamestream media absolutely bonkers. And they’re looking for any angle they can find to take her down. On this bus tour, beyond what’s reported in the above link, ABC decided to go after “how much is this costing” and Mama Grizzly fired back, powerfully.

When asked, twice, how much her “One Nation Tour” has cost four days into the trip, she got visibly irritated.

“Check SarahPAC.com,” she said. “I don’t know why in the world you would ask a question like that. I’m just thinking about America and our foundations and our freedoms and our opportunities. Why would you ask something …”

ABC News pointed out that she often talks about the economy and how much money we’re spending.

“What does our economy have to do with how much we’re — I’m not asking you to pay for a penny of this trip,” she said.

MSNBC, that radical left-wing fake media outlet who had to throw out the spittle-flecked radical leftist Keith Olbermann and suspend the spittle-flecked radical leftist misogynist Ed Schultz, overdid it yet again with the spittle-flecked radical leftist Martin Bashir. Because Sarah Palin decided to put a flag on her bus and that’s illegal or something. Watch as Martin Bashir spews his bile and gets caught with his pants down at the same time.

SarahCuda is living rent-free in their heads. By now, she doesn’t even have to try to make them look like hyper-partisan idiots. They do all the work for her.

More popcorn, please.

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