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OBAMA AND CONGRESSIONAL PRIORITIES???????????????????

QUESTION: Do you receive solicitation for charitable donations? Most Americans probably receive hundreds of mail and telephone request to help people who are in need. Since our current President assumed power the volume of these request has at least tripled for us. Having been born in 1930, I grew up during times when charities and churches were the only life line for more people than those who suffer today. Back then Americans took care of each other. Neighbors took care of neighbors.

Now neighbors don’t even know each other. One-half of all Americans now despise each other because that is the political objective of our President and Congress. The politicians can only survive by turning Americans against each other with every issue they can create or that happens by fate.

The bitterness of our current Democratic leaders like President Obama, Senator Reid, Congress member Pelosi to divide the people is sad and pitiful. The hate they espouse is unprecedented and the lack of decorum in Congress is not leadership. America is now a leaderless country. Every decision is political instead of sensible. This dissention of leadership has destroyed common sense in every aspect of our government, including the Supreme Court. The Republican leadership is so divided it has a hard time finding common positions to provide solutions for anything.

Let me walk you through some facts that should bother every American regarding our Governments priorities. I was honorably discharged after nearly five years in the US Navy when I was 22. The only veteran’s benefit I ever needed was a low interest GI loan for my first home. I was raised to take care of my family by working and I was blessed to be able to do this.

What prompted me to write this was inspired by opening one of the frequent request from “Wounded Warriors” who I have supported ever since Trace Adkins commercials first appeared on TV. This motivated me to do some research as it seems like we have far too many different organizations just to support the brave military veterans who put their life on the line to protect our freedoms. WOW, was I overwhelmed when I just examined two websites. Take a look at the following that I feel certain is not a complete list.

Charity and Aid Organizations that assist both active military personnel and veterans;Adopt a Platoon Soldier Support Effort, Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Air Warrior Courage Foundation, Air Force Aid Society, Alaska Veterans Outreach Boxes For Herpes, American Red Cross, American Gulf War Veterans Association, AMVETS National Service Foundation, Armed Forces Relief Trust, Armed Services YMCA of the USA, Army Emergency Fund, ASMBA STAR Foundation, Fisher House Foundation, Reconnect America, Aerospace Education Foundation, Air Force Enlisted Widows, Armed Forces Foundation, Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Billy Blanks Foundation, Blinded American Veterans Foundation, Blinded Veterans Association, Blue Star Moms, Cell Phones for Soldiers, Coalition to Salute American Hero’s, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services Elite, Daughters of American Revolution, Disabled American Veterans, Enduring Freedom K.I.A. Fund, Fallen Patriot Fund, First Command Educational Foundation, Fisher House Foundation, Folds of Honor, The Freedom Alliance, Freedom Is Not Free, Global War on Terrorism Veterans in Need, Help Hospitalized Veterans, Homes for Our Troops, Hope For The Warriors, IMA Hero(TM) Collection, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Iraq& Afghanistan Veterans of America, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, Marines Helping Marines, Men of Easy Company Association, Mercy Medical Airlift, Military Chaplains Association of the USA, Military Community Youth Ministries, Mission Continues, National Defense University Foundation, National Military Family Organization, National Veterans Foundation, National Veterans Services Fund, Inc., Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Navy Safe Harbor Foundation, Navy Seal Fund, New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Officers’ Christian Fellowship , Operation First Response, Operation Gratitude, Operation Homefront, Operation Interdependence, Operation Support Our Troops, Operation Love Reunited, Our Forgotten Warriors, Our Military Kids, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Pat Tillman Foundation, Phoenix House, Inc., Points of Light – Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary, Project Keeping Cadence Purple Heart Cars.org, Raising Consciousness America, Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Service Systems, See Your Troops Foundation, Skip Cares – Military Care Packages, Soldiers Angles, Snowball Express, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Spirit of America, Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), Survivors of Servicemen (SOS) Fund, The Hugs Project, The Shade Tree, TIRR Foundation, Toys for Tots Foundation, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), USA Cares, USO, United Through Reading , Veterans Families United, Veterans Helping Veterans & Others, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans Support Organization, Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund, The Walter Reed Society, Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Women’s Resource Center of Manatee, Wounded Warriors Fund and the Wounded Warrior Project.

I read all of the stories of how our veterans are served by our government. The backlog of request for help from the Veterans Admiration is unacceptable. Congress talks about this and does nothing to help these people. I now understand why we have all of these charities, funds and foundations to help the “Hero’s”.

WHY?

Because Congress and our President could care less that these brave Americans volunteered to serve to protect us and they should be given every priority possible. They are not an important voting bloc to help them get re-elected.

A crack-head welfare recipient can destroy themselves physically and be approved for Social Security Disability faster than a critically wounded soldier can wade through the VA red tape for a disability rating.

WHY?

Because we keep voting for the Progressive Liberals that divide Americans and turn us against each other on purpose. It is time to clean out Washington and agree to elect a leader to “UNITE” us again. How do you feel? C Brewer

“VOTE WHILE YOU STILL CAN”!

My great friend, Ron Jenkins sent me what he coined as his “Ramblings”. I chose the title after reading this and with his permission I am proud to post it for as many as possible to read as possible. Ron is a retired Air Force officer living in San Antonio Texas. C Brewer

“RAMBLINGS”

What follows is a distinctly partisan appeal. Be you a Democrat or Republican, I hope you take 60 seconds to read it.

It is not meant to offend; however, I trust that since it cites this person’s perception of a failed Presidency and Administration, the comments will not be received with acceptence or cordiality by some. You are free to delete it at this point. 

If you are happy or satisfied with the way our country is being run, so be it.  If you are dissatisfied, do something!

It’s incredible, to me, that almost 40% of Americans think our President, his Cabinet and staff Guru’s are doing a good job, despite the lack of economic recovery in the wake of billions of dollars in stimulus money having been misspent on green energy projects, bailing out unions, bailing out big business benefactors and cronies, despite repetitive scandals involving the Justice Department, the IRS, the State and Defense departments and most recently, dubious foreign policy decisions.  

I can only surmise that at least two thirds the country has no clue regarding current geo-political events and the danger to our future security and freedom or are totally committed ideologues to the left and right of center.

Did you remember who President Obama threatened, when he wasn’t getting his way with Congress, on raising the national debt ceiling?

The President threatened to cut off funds to: Military Retirees – Social Security Retirees – Disability and Federal

Retirees. He closed down national cemeteries and war memorials, put barricades around open and free parks from Washington, DC. to Hawaii, in a spate of totally corrupt, mean spirited and premeditated decisions. 

The President has begun to operate by “fiat”, issuing Executive orders, bypassing our elected representatives, when his desires are not accepted nor followed.  He ordered changes to existing laws (Immigration and health care) without authority and the Congress has done nothing to stop him.  He is threatening the constitutionally established and mandated balance between our three branches of government, our representative form of democracy, independence and freedom.

Now let this sink in really well; the President: 

–  did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens.

–  did not threaten to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent prison inmates.

–  did not offer to fire some of the thousands of newly hired federal employees at DHS and IRS.

–  did not offer to cut down on his family vacations; over $30 Million already spent. (millions on his golf outings).

–  did not threaten to withhold the pay to Senators and Representatives, or any of their staff.

–  did not threaten to slow the rise in benefits for welfare recipients or to stop issuing free cell phones.  

–  did not threaten to tighten up the eligibility requirements for food stamp recipients.

–  did not threaten to reduce payments of foreign aid to avowed, international adversaries and enemies.

–  did not threaten to cut back on any of the “free stuff” that appeals to his electoral base and political following.   

Why have we allowed one person to reduce the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world to just an average, non-exceptional country, that won’t be able to lead the world to peace and prosperity through benevolent Capitalism?     

His fundamental changes are de-motivating our country. For example, to promote ObamaCare, he has said to America, if you have stayed in a job, just to receive health care benefits; that is no longer going to be necessary.  You can now work less, a max of 30 hours per week, or, quit altogether, stay home with the kids or pursue your artistic desires and the government will subsidize your health insurance through the higher payments of other American’s, who can’t quit or work fewer hours and still provide for their families, their accustomed life style.

His socialist ideology and philosophy is intent on dragging us down to mediocrity. More central government control, less opportunity for individual achievement and success. 

He is determined to make our military weak and less able to protect ourselves and those nations in the cross hairs of world Communism. Remember what has happened in Belarus (2008) and now in the Ukraine.

Do not forget about his tactics when it’s election time 2014. Get out and Vote in the mid-term election.   

Support the people in the House & Senate who are willing to cut taxes, spending and our ridiculous federal deficit.

Let’s make 2014 – the beginning of a turn-around. 

Forget change.  We want our taxes back, we want to take our country back, and, I’ve barely mentioned ObamaCare!

We can do this if we all vote!

Remember, had all registered Republicans voted in 2011, we would be bashing President Romney now!!

The basis for the arguments cited above are pretty much contained in the 4 short paragraphs below:

The Basic Principles of the American Government. 

Although our country and the US Constitution has changed in many aspects, since it was first adopted, its basic principles remain the same now, as in 1789:

The three main branches of government are separate and distinct from one another. The powers given to each are delicately balanced by the powers of the other two. Each branch serves as a check on potential excesses of the others.

The Constitution, together with laws passed according to its provisions, and treaties entered into by the president and approved by the Senate, stands above all other laws, executive acts and regulations.

All persons are equal before the law and are equally entitled to its protection. All states are equal, and none can receive special treatment from the federal government. Within the limits of the Constitution, each state must recognize and respect the laws of the others. State governments, like the federal government, must be democratic in form, with final authority resting with the people.

The people have the right to change their form of national government by legal means defined in the Constitution itself, through their elected representatives.  The nation is therefore a Republic, with a representative form of democracy.

Hope this is motivational!! 

Ron Jenkins

If you have comments I will approve them to be posted on the blog and give Ron a chance to answer your questions or comments. This is written from the heart from a true American who served most of his life in the Air Force. Ron enlisted as an E1-Airman at 17 and retired as a Colonel. CB

OBAMA SCARE – WHERE WILL IT STOP?

Here is just one more reason to stop this destruction in November. Why do the media and the Republicans just ignore specific issues that this administration piles up? With the world in turmoil with economic ruin and terrorism gone wild, why destroy our military superiority? We are now a nation of freeloaders with the eruption of government actions to keep the poor people poor and buy their votes. Do you want your children to have a career or just put up tents and protest for a living? The following letter should make every veteran alive become active to defeat Obama. I can’t imagine any real American being comfortable with our continuing loss of freedoms to satisfy greedy politicians. I have paraphrased the following statement of this true American’s letter to better introduce it profoundly.

You may be totally happy with Obamacare; Obama’s religious views; His commitment to socialist and anti-American causes; His birth certificate and his eligibility issues.  Read the this message and I challenge you to send me your reasons to re-elect this Socialists zealot. C Brewer

LETTER

Bill Gertz has discovered the one issue that will take Obama down, if YOU and the Republicans make it an issue. This is the Obama’s administration’s proposed budget CUTS for active-duty military personnel and military retirees, but not civilian defense workers!

Do you get the picture?

Obama has tipped his hand. He’s showing the entire country what he thinks about our military service people, the people who risk their lives for their country are worth less than civilian defense workers who push papers around in Washington!

Chances are you don’t know much about this story. There’s a good reason for that. The Big Media doesn’t want you to know because they recognize the political radioactivity it represents!

This is the Death Star for Obama’s re-election campaign. If Americans know about this, Republicans, Democrats and Independents will all oppose him.

Here are the details of the story broken by the intrepid Bill Gertz:

a.. “The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their health care, while leaving unionized civilian defense worker’ benefits untouched!”

b.. “Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to force increased enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges!”

c.. “The disparity in treatment between civilians and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention!”

d.. “Significantly, the plan calls for increases between 30 percent to 79 percent in Tricare annual premiums for the first year! After that, the plan will impose five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent! More than three times current levels!”

Think about this – imagine how you would campaign against Obama on just this one issue.

U.S. military service people don’t get the equipment they need to do their jobs. They don’t have the manpower they need to complete their missions. Their families scrimp and sacrifice financially so they can serve their country. They risk their lives and give their lives for their country.

But, according to Obama, unionized civilian defense workers, sitting behind their comfortable desks in Washington, deserve better treatment than our heroes serving overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere!

It’s almost unbelievable that Obama could serve up a slow-pitch softball like this for Republicans to knock out of the park!

It’s even more unbelievable that none of them has……yet!

Which is why I write this column.

Obama MUST pay for this! Whether or not he backs off, whether or not Congress throws his budget out the window, whether or not these cuts are ever enacted, Obama MUST pay a big political price for showing his cards! Republicans, and ALL MILITARY VETERANS, MUST remind Americans every day that Obama is the guy who wants to cut medical care for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen…..all while preserving the goodies for Washington bureaucrats!

Men and women who put their lives on the line and risked their health and well-being are treated like second-class citizens in Obama-World!

Obama has signaled his absolute contempt for the U.S. military – not just the institution of the military, but the active-duty grunts on the front lines, as well! This is an easy one for the American people to understand.

Where is the main-stream media?

Where is Congress?

Where are the talk-show hosts?

Where is the blogosphere chatter?

Obama has stepped in something very smelly here! Why aren’t more Obama critics making hay of it?

Can YOU understand this?

Obama and the Muslim brotherhood want The United States to lose its position of military strength and its bargaining power! If we weaken, or lose, our military, we would lose our credibility in the world political arena.

Ben H. Willingham

Association of Naval Aviation

Bald Eagle Squadron

P. O. Box 621

Orange Park, FL 32067-0621

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