Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ron Paul's thoughts on Obama's $1.5 trillion tax hike

President Obama’s job creation and deficit reduction plan will do nothing to combat joblessness or reduce the crushing debt that the federal government has accumulated and is still accumulating.

That’s because when the President starts targeting the so-called rich, he’s really targeting small business owners, so ultimately he’s threatening the little guy. The President’s plan, then, will result in a fatal broadside to the national economy from Main Street on down.

The President’s class-baiting rhetoric categorizes Americans into opposing groups and pits them against one another, purely for his own political gain. This gets us nowhere as a nation, and nowhere closer to solving our economic problems.

A $1.5 trillion tax hike will do nothing to help us out of this mess we’re in, and will more than likely create more problems, lead to less investment, and cause more job loss at a time when Americans of all kinds are hurting.

President Obama and his administration refuse to confront the realities of our situation and the actions that are necessary. We must reduce spending, instead they pretend that the budget can be balanced and prosperity restored by increasing spending and taxes.

Instead of raising taxes, this administration should cut corporate welfare, foreign welfare and end the trillion dollars overseas wars by bringing troops home.

These would be sound policy actions, the kind that create prosperity and engender greater freedom. These are the kind of policies that a President Ron Paul will advocate for and institute to restore limited government principles and a strong America.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul has whirlwind weekend

Presidential candidate Ron Paul had a whirlwind week. Starting Wednesday, August 17th, Dr. Paul's new campaign headquarters opened in Concord, New Hampshire and hundreds of people came to see him speak; pictured above.
Grand opening speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyciLmlplL8

Then on Friday, Ron was the keynote speaker at the 3rd annual Liberty Summit in Orlando Florida.
See speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wphRQF36TX8

On Saturday, Congressman Paul topped the New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw poll with 45%:
* Ron Paul, 45%
* Mitt Romney, 10%
* Rick Perry, 8%
* Thaddeus McCotter, 8%
* Gary Johnson, 6%
* Herman Cain, 5%
* Michele Bachmann, 5%
* Jon Huntsman, 3%
* Rick Santorum, 3%
* Newt Gingrich, 1%
* Paul Ryan, 1%
* Rudy Giuliani, 1%

And... to celebrate Congressman Paul's birthday on Saturday the 20th, starting at midnight Eastern time on Friday, a money bomb exploded. By midnight Eastern Sunday night, Representative Paul's campaign war chest increased by over $1.7 million.

Happy Birthday

Dr. Ron Paul!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul and Wife Carol, in Iowa

"The Ron Paul wave has not crested yet. It will continue to grow because real answers are nowhere else to be found." -- Moses

"They [the status quo] have good reason to be terrified of Ron Paul -- unlike Obama/Bush/Romney/Perry, etc, he isn't bought and paid for by big banks. This nonsense of bailing out banks and financial companies who engage in risky behavior (because they know they will be bailed out) will be over, as will all the corporate welfare. The big military companies are terrified because we won't be constantly attacking foreign nations and giving them sweetheart deals for programs that don't work.

The Federal Reserve and the military industrial complex is absolutely terrified right now at how Dr. Paul is surging in the polls. He is beating Perry in Texas, and in third place in iowa and new hampshire, while just four points behind perry in new hampshire. Ron Paul's message of peace and liberty are far more powerful than the neo-con and establishment media's marching orders they received -- and things are only going to get worse for them in the days of the internet. Why else would anywhere from 500 to over 1,000 (depending on reports) people show up for Congressman Paul opening up his campaign headquarters in New Hampshire in a state where presidential candidates are a dime a dozen? As Lew Rockwell said, the media is experiencing blowback, and there is nothing they can do about it.

The Revolution is growing by leaps and bounds every day." -- neocontrotsky

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

- - Mark Twain

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Corruption Escalates In Project Gunrunner

Written by Ism
Sunday, 10 July 2011 17:04

As the details of Project Gunrunner–and it’s spin-off, Operation “Fast and Furious”–are beginning to see the light of day, some very interesting facts are being unveiled and some very important people are being implicated.
People like the FBI, the Attorney General Eric Holder, and President Barack Obama.
This scandal could be a devastating blow to the current administration. If the emerging facts prove to be true, this should cost Eric Holder his job and could reach deep into the bowels of the White House.
Yes, the bowels.

And as on prior occasions when he’s been caught with his hand in the cookie jar, the President of the United States is mimicking Sergeant Shultz of Hogan’s Heroes fame– “I know nothing.”
A quick review: As I wrote about in a
prior blog, Project Gunrunner began in 2005 as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The ATF operates within the Department of Justice which is headed, of course, by Attorney General Eric Holder. It’s original intent was to stop the flow of drugs and firearms across the border and in the process, control the level of violence by depriving the Mexican drug cartels of weapons.

The DOJ launched Operation “Fast and Furious” under the Obama administration.

We have recently learned that “Fast and Furious” is a very corrupt operation, one in which guns have been systematically sold by the American government to Mexican drug lords and have been used by these thugs to kill not only hundreds of Mexicans, but in at least one case, an American border agent. Gun stores throughout the West were forced by our government to sell weapons illegally to drug lords despite their pleas against such action.
That was bad enough.
It gets worse.

Thanks to the reporting at WND, we are now learning that this program “originated at the highest levels of the Obama administration.” This is not just some low-level operation which was carried out by a few rogue agents.
Here’s what’s being reported:
The link is the $10 million in taxpayer dollars designated to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for Project Gunrunner in Obama’s 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, otherwise known as the Stimulus Bill.
You read that right. $10,000,000 was set aside in the Stimulus Bill to go directly to Project Gunrunner. You and I and every taxpaying citizen in the United States helped to finance an illegal gun-running operation which ultimately killed hundreds of people– and apparently Joe Biden forgot to tell us about it.

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and Eric Holder, along with every member of Congress who helped to craft the Stimulus Bill have blood on their hands. They conned us into believing that the Stimulus Bill was going to be used to create American jobs and was instead partially used to pay drug lords to buy guns illegally in our country and to take them across the border into Mexico.
Would that fall under the category of Mexican jobs “saved” or “created”?
That $10 Million in Stimulus funds was over and above the already Obama-approved $11 Million given to the program and the $12 Million Obama has requested for the end of this year.

There’s something even stranger in this whole mess. While we all know that most members of Congress didn’t read the 2000 page monstrosity, there was a collection of folks who not only read it, they WROTE it. Harry Reid gave us a clue as to who, exactly, helped to author the bill: “The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them.”
The Apollo Alliance helped to craft the legislation?

And who, exactly, ARE members of the Apollo Alliance?
Well, we have our good friend, Van Jones, best known for his short stint at the White House serving as our Green Jobs Czar. He stepped down when it was leaked that he is a self-avowed communist.
Another member is our good friend, Jeff Jones, a man who now works for the state of New York distributing the funds from the Stimulus Law. He and his buddy, Bill Ayers, were the founders of the Weatherman Underground. They are domestic terrorists who planted bombs in the Capitol and the Pentagon back in the 1970′s.

We have Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers Union, Joel Rogers, the professor from Madison, WI., who founded the Socialist New Party, and Andy Stern, formerly the head of SEIU. Stern is not only a socialist, he also has the distinction of being the most frequent visitor to Obama’s White House during his union days.
During the days of the Stimulus.
And guess who helped to co-found and continues to finance the Apollo Alliance? None other than our friend, George Soros, the man who is single-handedly trying to take down America using his vast wealth as the main weapon.
Van Jones, Jeff Jones, Leo Gerard, Joel Rogers, Andy Stern, George Soros, and countless others knew exactly what was in the Stimulus Bill because they helped to write it. They are responsible for the $10 Million which went to this gun-running operation on our Southern border.

It’s a little thing called the 2nd Amendment. These men are out to destroy the constitution and they were fully aware that if these illegally sold guns– including assault weapons– did enough damage in both Mexico and the United States, then Barack and Eric Holder- -along with Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein– could slowly reign in the 2nd Amendment. The “duped” citizens of America, in an effort to “feel safe”, would easily comply.
It’s only common sense that those who control the guns, control the power—and they want the power.
Scary stuff.

In a C-Span statement which you can watch here, Jamie Ogden, the Deputy Attorney General specifically names both Obama and Holder as players in this Project Gunrunner scheme. He tells us that orders came from Obama and Holder to assign the $10 Million to the ATF for covert operations.
One more twist to this story: One of the recipients of some of the $10 Million is a paid FBI informant and illegal alien who was previously arrested and cut a deal to work with them. The agents at the ATF were following this guy, completely unaware that he was now on OUR side. You see, no one from the FBI or the DOJ bothered to tell them.So who was running this operation? Holder is trying to point the finger at the director of the ATF, a man named Kenneth Melson. The facts prove otherwise. If the ATF didn’t even have knowledge about the paid “flipped” informant, then clearly, they were not running the show.
Which means that someone in the DOJ is responsible.
Holder is trying to do damage control and is claiming that he only found out about Project Gunrunner “a few weeks ago”, however
Big Government has a tape of Holder talking about this operation back in 2009.
More lies.

It appears that the FBI, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama all had knowledge- or should have had knowledge– of this gun-running scheme.
Just some “common sense” measures. Nothing to worry about.
Move along, comrades. Nothing to see here….
Move along.

Complete story at: http://www.looktruenorth.com/liberty/right-to-keep-and-bear-arms/17091-corruption-escalates-in-project-gunrunner.html
Cross-posted at awaken the elephants
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

It should be called Organizing AGAINST America!

Because the President of the United States called Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's attempt to bridge a $3 billion budget shortfall by proposing modest cuts in health care and pension benefits to state employees an "attack on unions," Barack Hussein Obama's activist organizing wing, Organizing for America, are playing an extensive role in exploiting the taxpayers with protests against the state government's crusade to avoid bankruptcy.
Bused in members of the Service Employees International Union, (SEIU), the most influential union in national Democratic circles, have also joined the fray in opposition of Governor Walker's proposed budget cuts to save the state from insolvency.
With regard to inheriting a $137 million deficit for this year alone, Governor Scott Walker commented on what led up to the economic crisis the people in Wisconsin are now facing:
“Previous governors and legislatures from both parties took money from our tobacco settlement. They raided more than a billion dollars from the transportation fund and $200 million from the patients’ compensation fund. They increased taxes on the sick and set up shell games to draw down additional federal funds. They relied on one-time federal stimulus dollars as if the money would be there forever – but it’s already gone.”
Urgently needed to balance the budget and save government jobs, along with 30 other states that are negotiating union cuts, and/or pay freezes, Governor Walker is asking government workers to make a 5.8% pension contribution (about the national average) and 12.6% health insurance contribution (about half the national average). Since benefits represent on average 46% of their total package, Governor Walker has also proposed the public sector unions give up their privilege to collectively bargain for benefits, but NOT their wages.
"This is a statist uprising that is being fueled by leftist politicians and the leftist media.” “Wisconsin’s governor is proposing that state union workers should pay a little more of their health benefits (from 6% to 12%) and media calls this America’s Cairo moment?
This is outrageous.”
- - Grassfire Nation's Steve Elliott
Union leaders are just as corrupt as the Obama administration. They use their workers/member's dues to further their own cause and get rich at the worker's expense. They work with the "progressives" in office because they are despicable enough to swindle the people, and they keep their re-election coffers filled. What should we expect? The "progressives" have sold their souls to the unions, as they regularly raise tens of millions of dollars for political campaigns. We see them for what they are: racketeers.
Obama has also said:
"I don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon."
Governor Walker’s office issued this statement:
“I’m sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I’m sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.“Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.“I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”
You'll be glad to know a couple more fine upstanding organizations are also supporting the union protesters along with Barack Hussein Obama:
Socialist Party USA
...are backing the public sector unions. In an article found on their website, written by Omar Mohamad, Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin and Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA they state:
The mass protests led by public employees unions in Madison, Wisconsin have been presented by some mainstream commentators as a labor’s last stand. They are not. They are a spark, a spark with the potential to create a new protest movement capable of revitalizing our unions, radicalizing student organizing and creating a space for democratic socialist politics. As socialists, we stand steadfastly in solidarity with this protest movement. We pledge to support the immediate goal of blocking Governor Scott Walker’s reactionary and draconian anti-union legislation and the longer-term project of building a serious left-wing political movement in the US.
Communist Party USA
The Communist Party USA urges the widest possible solidarity with public workers all over our country.
"I think we're focused on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget, which they're a long ways from doing."
- - Governor Scott Walker
Representing government employees has turned unions into determined supporters of tax increases and more government spending. They care not, that many states face unfunded liabilities that are simply unsustainable. Taxpayers now pay for unionized government jobs paying notably more, than those available in the private sector. Let's hope the voters will remember how the unions are blackmailing the taxpayers of Wisconsin.
"Labor unions would have us believe that they transfer income from rich capitalists to poor workers. In fact, they mostly transfer income from the large number of non-union workers to a small number of relatively well-off union workers."
- - Robert E. Anderson

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GOP invokes 1700's doctrine in health care fight

Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight Obama's Socialist takeover of our health care system.
They are introducing measures that hinge on "nullification," Thomas Jefferson's late 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters.
GOP lawmakers introduced such a measure Wednesday in the Idaho House, and Alabama, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming are also talking about the idea.

The 10th Amendment to the US Constitution states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Yet, the Federal Government has expanded its powers well beyond the scope intended by the founding fathers of our country.
How do we stop this unconstitutional expansion of federal power?

Nullification is a legal theory that says states, through their legislative bodies, have the right to nullify or invalidate any federal law deemed unconstitutional by that state. Nullification argues that because the states originally entered the Union as sovereign entities on the terms of a compact, they have the power to nullify any law passed by the federal government they believe is unconstitutional.
In this video, Thomas Woods sets the foundation for the principle of nullification through illustration of Thomas Jefferson's actions in 1798.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

U.S. Senate lifts veil on secret bailout funds

By Congressional mandate the Federal Reserve banking cartel was forced to divulge on Dec. 1, 2010, 21,000 lending transactions, that show it disbursed $3.3 trillion from Dec. 1, 2007, to July 21, 2010. It has also been disclosed that numerous institutions and many foreign banks received over $9 trillion off-balance sheet transactions. So $12.3 trillion tax dollars were thrown around in secrecy by unelected bankers… and Congress didn’t know any of the details!?
  • McDonald’s took $203 million from the Federal Reserve
  • Six Minnesota banks received a total $450 million
  • Caterpillar took $733 million from the Federal Reserve
  • The USA based Verizon Communications took $1.5 billion from the Federal Reserve
  • Harley-Davidson received bailout money 33 times, for a total of $2.3 billion
  • The amount injected by loans into Utah-based financial institutions was $6.6 billion
  • $9.6 billion went to the Central Bank of Mexico
  • General Electric Co. needed funding 12 times for a total of $16 billion
  • Deutsche Bank got 73 loans totalling about $76 billion
  • Barclays pulled in $232 billion via 188 loans
  • Goldman Sachs received nearly $600 billion
  • Bear Stearns received just under $1 trillion
  • Morgan Stanley got $1.9 trillion coming from 212 loans
  • Merrill Lynch received $2.1 trillion, spread across 226 loans
  • Citigroup got 279 loans totaling $2 trillion

"I think they [the Federal Reserve], prevented a deep recession for the people who deserved it, the big money people... the Goldman Sachs of the world.”

- - Ron Paul