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CONGRESS CREATED THE SWAMP!

We all need to help Trump start and maintain the pumps.

Congresspersons have become nothing more than greedy power whores, thriving with the lavish gifts from the hoard of  lobbyist that did not even exist until after WWII. Although there are no numbers to evaluate I suspect that there are more lobbyist in Washington D.C. and the 50 State capitols than there are members in all of our military services. Money and other presents may not buy everyone but you can be certain if it is enough it will to buy a majority of votes.

It took a while longer but next they bowed to the unions and allowed our Federal Government employees to be protected by unions. When Congress allowed this monster to be created they really started the deficit alligator to join in on the downhill slide. If our Congress and Presidents can’t be fair to its employees they should resign. It would be interesting to see how the costs of government employees has increased in relationship to industrial workers

Another interesting comparison would be to see another cost breakdown. This would be the nonmilitary government employee cost to purchase and provide everything necessary to support the military today, versus what it costs in 1945 during a world war. Where did the thousands of Defense Department employees work during WWII when there was no Pentagon. Never forget all money needed for every Government Agency is provided by Congress.

Until Congress authorized the Department of Energy(DOE) all Government oversight and control of the Petroleum industry was part of the Department of the Interior (DOI). This happened while I was deeply involved with the energy industry. In fact I chaired a quasi Government/Industry Program for several years that was administered by the Minerals Management Service of the then (DOI) and was Policed/Audited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This program required in some cases a lot of wasted time and records. Another peculiar requirement was it only affected two kinds of safety valves out of the hundreds of other failure modes. The one thing even bothered me more was this requirement was only required on oil and gas wells in Federal Offshore waters. After the BP blowout my first thought was they should have required this control on blowout preventers.

The DOE now has 220,000 employees and I would bet my house that the (DOI) has as many or more employees than they had when the the two were separated. Only Congress could have stopped this but they will never understand the game played by Government employees. When you can’t get bigger in bad times then turn the lobbyist loose to create a new Agency. Study how the Department of Education became one of those boondoggles.

Congress makes its own rules, why?

Congress sets its own salaries, why?

Congress determines its own pensions, Why?

Congress determines its own ethics, Why?

Congress establishes its own budgets, Why?

Congress refuses to set term limits, Why?

Finally we elected a President who likely know many more Why’s than I do. Unfortunately Congress entices the media to keep him involved with defending his every decision that he will never have time to fix Congress. The only way Congress will ever get stopped from spending is for the people to stand behind our man. If the people stay divided the America I love so much will disappear.

Do you support open borders with useless control parameters? The Democrats do, why?

Do you support confiscating all weapons and ammo owned by citizens? The Democrats do, Why?

Do you support having to print all Government requirements in as many as 20+ languages, including ballots? The Democrats do, Why?  

Do you want to reinstate the hundreds of unnecessary Government regulations Trump had cancelled? The Democrats do, Why?

Do you want illegal aliens and prisoners to vote in our elections? The Democrats do, Why?

Do you want to keep the treaties that have caused our companies to move the millions of our workers jobs overseas? The Democrats do, Why?

Do you support the Sanctuary Cities and States that hide illegal aliens from deportation that violates Federal Laws? The Democrats do, Why?

Democrats, if you hate our country and our laws so much it would be easier to immigrate to Canada, Australia, England, Germany, France who have Socialism you so dearly desire. If you want to fight for something try immigrating to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and help these people kill each other. Leave freedom loving Americans alone.

A bunch of us are happy to be free and we support our President to please don’t stop draining the swamp. We appreciate his vigor and reluctance to keep the pumps draining. Someday our Federal employees will have the same benefits that all of us have, including Congress. If they are elected to support the people they should have pay and benefits that we have. If they want to be equal to the leaders of industry then go to work and earn the benefits like we have to do.

All America needs are jobs and put welfare army back to work. They can replace the illegals that took their place as Americans were put on welfare. The biggest need is term limits and no Tenure for any elected or Obsessionally appointed Government Official.

I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.

Clyde Brewer  

 

VETERANS 1, LIBERALS RUNNING WILD 0.

I volunteered at 17 over 69 years ago to join the US Navy and served nearly five years. I have never had to ask our government for any healthcare and I am now 86 years old. I did get GI home loan that was fully paid back and the State of Texas gave me a veterans loan to buy some acreage that was also fully paid back. I never asked for or received any Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare nor do I intend to.

My 40 years in the work place allowed me to earn Social Security and at 65 I received Medicare healthcare benefits. I have found that many young people believe that Medicare is free. Medicare for my wife and I along with the premiums for the Medicare supplements including Part D drugs exceed $700.00 each month. I have included this information for you to understand why I am fortunate to avoid having to use VA.

Veterans that live in rural areas are provided healthcare and drugs if their income is less than the poverty level. I will use a good friend as my example to share what he faces to get healthcare. We are the same age. If he needs to see a doctor he has to travel 60 miles to Lufkin Texas when he can get an appointment that can take two weeks. If he can be treated and medicated in Lufkin he just has to drive back 60 miles to get home. Should his condition require special testing or a specialists he must board a free bus to travel to Houston some 150 miles.

Now when illegal aliens, citizens without funds need to see a doctor they can go to the emergency room at the Sabine County Hospital and get a aspirin for a headache free. They do not have to get an appointment and they cannot be refused treatment. They have no insurance and “We the People” pay hospital taxes to provide this free service.

Congress and a parade of Presidents have allowed this inequity to exist for over 50 years. The Veterans get promises and the illegals and deadbeats get free local healthcare.

Folks, we finally elected a new President, Donald Trump, who has promised to fix this inequity. If the VA is staffed and managed like other government operations it is likely bloated and never has to be evaluated or regulated like our local hospitals. Congress and the 13 Presidents since I was born just ignore the millions of Americans that have served in our Military either by the draft or like myself volunteered. WHY?

Mr. Trump is not a politician, a lawyer, or a bureaucrat that can’t or refuses to find a job that requires performance measurements like industry. They do not have to make a profit to keep their jobs. We have agencies like the Department of Education, Energy Department that are useless like the Environmental Protection Agency that just crank out useless regulations that add nothing but costs to the products and services we pay for.

I hope and pray that Trump will not only have a performance audit of the VA but actually shut the operation down and make the VA hospitals operate like private hospitals and actually make a profit. Make Government employees work until they are 65 like we do in industry instead of retiring in their 50’s on pensions worth more than those in the work force at 65.

My greatest hope is that President Trump will choose a leader for the VA that is not a lawyer, a bureaucrat, a large doner to his election or a retired General. Officers at retirement do not have to use the VA to get healthcare. I hope he will choose a “Grunt” who has become a success or successful businessman like himself to evaluate and manage the VA.

In recent years auditing of everyday operations or even deeply complicated functions have been imposed on industry and some government operations by qualified and government approved and accredited organizations. Systems are in place to do evaluation audits of any function our government performs. When Congress and a President awaken to use this proven way to evaluate and function the government provides we will see a huge savings for duplication alone.

Trump or at least his management teams are familiar with this asset and process improvement requirements. If he can’t do everything he has promised, please do not forget the veterans. Our recent casualties in fighting wars with no possible advantage for America deserve the same healthcare as veterans of the world wars we have fought for the bankers.

I know he will never see this plea but he is an honorable man and he will help our veterans. His biggest problem will be Congress who have never cared for our veterans. If they did care we would not have over 400 organizations who beg for donations to help veterans. Sadly most use most of their donations to pay for administration that usually consume over half of the money they receive.

The VA let my good friend Bob Klosterman die at age 69 while waiting for treatment this year. He would be alive today if he could have received treatment on Medicare like I receive. Why not put veterans on Medicare and pay for their supplements so they could get treatment locally? C Brewer

Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

My good friend Dan Fussel sent me this analogy of facts that put some interesting emphasis on how screwed up our government has become. America became the most powerful and successful country in the world because we allowed brilliant and creative individuals to improve so much creativity and success.

As our government grew and started creating taxes, regulations and focusing on what we can’t do instead of allowing the creative to help us prosper. Wal-Mart is a perfect example of how America was the land of opportunity. Now we watch Demoncrats doing everything possible to attack their success with demands we raise the minimum wage and provide fringe benefits just like they have in manufacturing things.

The liberals have killed our ability to make anything and we have watched millions of jobs flee America for countries that covet having work for its people. Folks, listen to Donald Trump who at least knows how to make money making things again. We have created a welfare class of citizens that is bankrupting us. 

Then we opened the borders to illegal aliens to work cheap but burden to give them healthcare, education and other social services that accelerate our path to financial ruin. Open your eyes and see that the future for our children will not provide them with the freedoms and success we enjoyed. Trump may be our last chance to fix the government that has gone mad with power and welfare to buy votes.  C Brewer 

PLEASE READ THIS TO THE END. IT IS VERY INTERESTING!!!

Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

This works out to $20,928 profit every minute.

Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco+K-Mart combined.

Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.

Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart. You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that

MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans… Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, it is now official that the majority of you are corrupt morons:

The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 240 years to get it right and it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 80 years to get it right and it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 77years to get it right and it is broke.

War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 51 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 50 years to get it right and they are broke.

Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 45 years to get it right and it is broke.

The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 38 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our “duly elected’ (they never read anything) and their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel.

AND

I know what’s wrong. We have lost our minds to “Political Correctness”!!!!!!!

Someone please tell me what is wrong with all the people who run this country!!!!!!

We’re “broke” and can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc. and the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey and now Pakistan (the previous home of bin Laden). literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no aid nor do they get any breaks.

AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without needed medicines, and mentally ill without treatment, etc.

Imagine if the GOVERNMENT gave U. S. the same support they give to other countries. Sad isn’t it?

And the Washington elite wonder why so many people identify with Donald Trump’s message – basically all of the above – and don’t trust the dishonest self-promoting Clintons with their self-enriching positions of power plays!

BEING UNITED SAVES AMERICA!

ANON

AN OLD CONSERVATIVE’S DREAM!

My good friend and golfing pal, ED Johnson, sent me a message with someone’s dream. I have decided to change the names and make several modifications, additions and express what would be my perfect dream. If someone knows who created the basic outline I will be happy to give them credit. I hope to wake up next November to and hopefully watch my dreams come true.

My dream was watching the inauguration that happened and the actions on and after January 20th 2017. 

1. President Donald Trump and Vice President Ted Cruz are sworn into office.

2. In a rare event on inauguration day, Congress convenes for an emergency meeting to repeal the illegal and unconstitutional Socialist healthcare farce known as Obamacare.  The new Director of Health and Social Services Dr. Ben Carson announces that an independent group of healthcare management professionals is hired to handle healthcare services for poor and low income people. They are also assigned the duty of eliminating Medicare and Medicaid fraud.  Government’s costs for public healthcare are reduced by 90%.  Healthcare insurance premiums for working Americans are reduced by 50%.  The move saves billions of taxpayer paid dollars.  Healthcare service in the U.S improves 100%.

3. Newly appointed department of Homeland Security Chief Marco Rubio announces the immediate deployment of Troops to the U.S. Mexico border to control illegal immigration and the immediate deportation of illegals with criminal records or links to terrorist groups.  New bio-encrypted Social Security ID’s are required by every American citizen.  Birthright is abolished. All immigration from countries that represent a threat to the safety of American citizens is terminated indefinitely. The move saves American taxpayers billions of dollars. Several prisons are closed.

4. Newly appointed Secretary of Business and Economic Development Carly Fiorina eliminates more than half of the Government agencies operating under the Obama administration saving taxpayers billions of dollars. Stocks rise 100%. 

5. Newly appointed Director of Government Finance, Rand Paul announces the abolition of the IRS and displays a copy of the new Federal Tax Return form.  It consists of one page.  The instructions consist of two pages. The Federal Reserve is audited. The move saves American Taxpayers billions of dollars and increases tax revenue.

6. Hillary Clinton is in jail, where she belongs.  Her cell is directly across from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who are serving time for ‘Hate Crimes”.  She bitches at them constantly from behind the bars of her cell in what some might call cruel and unusual punishment.

7. Bernie Sanders is in the “Funny Farm” (asylum), where he belongs. His room is directly across from Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chris Matthews and Al Franken.  They meet for tea every day at ten and discuss the success and benefits of Communism and Socialism throughout the world. They also wonder when the “Mothership”’ is going to pick them up and return them to their home planets.

8. Windows 12 is released. It is designed for humans, doesn’t try to satisfy the needs of every person on the planet, doesn’t require a degree in nuclear physics to operate and looks just like Windows 7 except it is easier to use.

9. Barack Obama flees the United States under cover of darkness and returns to his homeland of Kenya before his trial for treason begins. He deplanes on a remote jungle airstrip. It was reported that he was last seen wandering through the jungle singing “Hakuna Matata” with a chimp named “Michelle” and two monkeys named “Joe” and “Valarie”.

10. A committee is established to determine what is causing global cooling. Billions of taxpayer dollars are saved. Polar Bears and Seals were applauding the action as the enlarging ice cap was attracting too many hunters who could travel easier.

11. Dead people, illegal aliens, cartoon characters and ACORN are no longer allowed to vote. Most Demoncrat politicians, especially in Chicago, South Texas and all red states are fleeing to other states, changing their names and hiding to avoid prison.

12. The Department of Energy was abolished and the newly reorganized Department of the Interior was made responsible for the drilling, production, transportation, sale, storage and purchase of oil, gas and coal. Initial study found that America would be 100% energy independent by 2020. It was announced that any energy purchased would be from Canada and Mexico. Gasoline prices dropped to 99 cents a gallon when all federal taxes were eliminated.

13. The Department of education was eliminated and every state was notified that any person in any teaching position that made any statements to students that were in conflict with the Constitution would face prison terms. Activity to change the Constitution would be permitted but not in any classroom. In other actions public teachers would be deputized to arrest students and/or parents who do not obey written discipline guidelines.

Suddenly I woke up before I finished listing other actions that should be taken. When I have another dream I will document my dreams as Part Two. If you have suggestions of other actions that should be taken, please send me your comments and/or register them as comments on my blog.

C Brewer

POLITICS – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Can you imagine how life would be if we celebrated Christmas just one day every week? How about celebrating the Fourth of July and Mother’s Day every Tuesday 52 times a year? Or maybe we could have Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of every month. Yesterday was Halloween, maybe we should celebrate it every month on the 28th.

No, I have not suffered any malady, I am just sick of having my favorite fall TV shows pre-emptied for politics. In fact I am totally disturbed trying to just watch the news anymore as 20 percent of the time is for commercials and when political silly season gets in high gear after New Year’s this will be mostly political ads.

Has anyone noticed that America is 100 percent driven by politics today? Every decision made by the President, all government agencies, Congress, the Supreme, the majority of every Court in the land and all media outlets are primarily made for the political advantages for someone. The amount of money spent to control every decision made would probably exceed our total national debt every year.

I will offer some interesting suggestions and my first one is that for every dollar spent in the entire nation to pay for any political purpose would require an equal amount be paid in taxes. This would be from every election in America including city, county, state and national events. We may not be able to stop people like George Soros and the thousands who donate or buy political advantages but we can make it more expensive. We watch and read all of the ways the rich and famous find ways around how much they can shovel to the candidates. Turn them loose and force the publication of every donation made and how much they are taxed when they buy political influence. Let every American know what it costs to buy any advantages from politicians.

One year from next Tuesday, November 4th 2016 we will have the elections that will decide whether we remain a Republic or finish the Liberal-Progressive transformation into a Socialist Democracy. I doubt fifty percent of Americans who will make that decision even understand what I am saying. If we had an honest media in America one of them would explain the difference before the primaries and the actual elections someday to educate the people. You can bet that neither political party nor 98% of all government employees, including those elected, would support my suggestion. I am certain no college or university would allow this to be a subject taught as the professors and administration are 98% bleeding heart liberals.

The liberals currently have 100% of all dead voters, others like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, 50 million voters on welfare, SSI and the majority of all government employees. The Democrats are now trying to allow convicted criminals and in some states they have already allowed illegal immigrants to vote. I will be cremated by choice to prevent Demoncrats from seeing my name on a headstone while they fill out voter registrations in our cemeteries.

Democrats are so very close to having a solid majority that if Hillary wins there will be no need to ever have another Presidential election. They will anoint her as the first “Queen” of the “Socialist States of America. “United” is not a term used or promoted by the Demoncrats anymore.

It is time for someone to be a leader in America again. We are limited with choices as most have become career politicians. We have stripped the military with forced retirements of proven leaders. Obama has made a mockery of our laws by using Executive Orders to usurp our laws, especially with our immigration system. Cities and some states have openly avoided enforcing our laws and even the Supreme Court now uses empathy rather than enacted laws to make decisions. Congress is operating like an insane asylum on steroids in a boat with no rudder.

The rich and powerful are running scared that Americans might actually elect a President who is not a lifetime career politician. There are so many running for the Republican nomination these power brokers can’t decide on who to support so long as it is not Donald Trump.

I cast my first Presidential vote for Dwight Eisenhower as that was after I was 21 years old. I was not qualified to vote in the 1948 elections even though I was serving in the US Navy. I currently have 45 kids, grandkids and great grandkids counting spouses. Thirty nine of them will be eligible to vote next year and I doubt that ten of them will even read this article. Watching the educational system brainwash my own family has been one of the saddest events of my life. Five are lawyers, six are doctors and most are college graduates or they are currently in college.

My last proposal is to start a drive to limit political advertising, debates or even interviews to a window of time that starts six months before an election. This would limit politics in the media to six months every two years. If someone can’t decide in six months they are too dense to even vote. I am sick and tired of knowing what style of underwear they all wear and personal questions that have no bearing on someone’s qualifications. What difference does it make what church they attend, they aren’t running for “Preacher”.

We have three people trying to get the Republican nomination for President that are not Lawyers or career politicians. All appear qualified with education but only one is a proven leader. If the Republicans choose Donald Trump as their candidate Americans will have something to cheer about. He will make life uncomfortable for a lot of people in Washington DC and in my opinion most of them are truly deserving of an attitude adjustment. If he can abolish the IRS, Education Department, Department of Energy and shake up the Justice Department the rest of us can be happier. If he can force term limits on Congress he will save our Republic for another 200 years.

C Brewer 11-1-2015

MAYBE IT REALLY IS TIME TO CHANGE – PART TWO!

Earlier this week I posted an article that proposed that the United States change our election laws and let our Congress elect our Presidents. We could  lock them up until they agree to a simple majority and use the black and white smoke to announce they had reached a choice. State Legislatures could select our Senators and members of the House of Representatives to save even more money.

I related that this is the method used by the College of Cardinals to elect a new Pope for the Catholic Church as has been done for centuries. This conclave commenced Tuesday in Rome and within 24 hours we have a new Pope. This is the first Pope chosen from the America’s in history. What organization, discipline and results for an organization of over 1.1 million.

Can you possibly imagine how many trillions of dollars we could save with this method of selecting our leaders? All of the Community Organizing groups like ACORN would be unnecessary. Each state could manage their elections without need for central government intervention or the Black Panthers to intimidate voters. Dead people in Illinois could only vote for their statewide candidates instead of the President. They could even vote for the array of state officials currently serving prison sentences for rigging elections and monitory kickbacks. All the costs of managing thousands of polling places would be  local elections. Elections for everyone would be every two years and a one term limit for every elected official from Constable to President would eliminate tenure and politics as a profession.

When the Congress is “SEQUESTERED”  with only one task to elect a President, they will likely be replaced every two years and never be able to screw up and increase the size of our central government. Government employees would not need to be unionized as they would perform their work to strictly controlled procedures approved and required by law. If they fail to comply they would be replaced. Sound familiar, this is exactly how managers and employees are required to perform in the private sector. 

Just thinking of all of the advantages is exciting and with inputs from others expected, it may take a while to complete this one challenge. Locking Congress up until they elect a president has endless opportunities to stop the spending binge. Just think, they have been unable to even produce a budget in over four years that is required by the law. If we went four years without a President the costs savings would be out of sight.

Air force One could be retired, we could rent out the White House or make it a Museum. We could sell Camp David or operate it as a campground. There would be no one for the Secret Service to protect and they could go back to protect the whore house in Columbia. Tiger Woods would have to find someone else to play golf with. It is mind boggling how many unnecessary things could be eliminated.

Congress could be responsible for the EPA and if they are locked up no unnecessary regulations could be issued. Better than that the EPA, Department of Energy, Department of Education could be totally eliminated and let the states provide these services as they did before these bureaucracies were created. My mind is racing so fast I will end this report to let me  investigate more ways to force our government to function without a deficit like we the people have to do.  

C Brewer

REPUBLICAN EXCUSES

Is anyone else tired of the entire election process in Washington? For that matter I would include the same type of concern for what happens, or gets ignored, in Austin Texas. We the people don’t really have much to say about politics as a career. There will never be any changes made until enough people force all elected politicians to accept term limits. I do not anticipate ever watching this happen myself as the American people don’t really care anymore.

I refuse to watch any network news as it is all sensationalized or twisted to reflect imagined and biased presentation. Talk radio is so biased you never hear two sides of any issue. At least you can find both sides of any issue by searching the blogs. It is fairly obvious that I am conservative or I would have named this blog something else. I fit somewhere between a Libertarian and a conservative republican.

I was born a democrat as that was all we had in Texas in 1930. I remained a democrat until Lyndon Johnson assumed the Presidency by default and did more damage to America than anyone up to Obama. I did not leave the Democratic Party, they left me.

This automatically made me a republican and I was a loyal, donating member, until George Bush’s second term win in 2004. That was when I discovered we don’t vote for a candidate anymore, we vote against the worst one. I did vote for Bush again because if Kerry had been elected it would have introduced pure socialism four years sooner.

I have a lot of time to read and write about anything I desire. I have time to reflect back on the things that have hurt this country and make it a worse place to live and it makes me sick. If you follow my articles you have had a chance to see how American politics has become rotten, nasty, and wasteful and ignore the laws they write for us to follow.

Today I wish to say that the Republican Party has become the party of self-destruction with a gutless cadre of excuse making leaders. I watched a replay this morning of an emotion packed speech on the House floor yesterday by a republican member showering wrath on the current administrations regulation explosion. I listen to republicans bitch and complain about everything and do nothing about anything.

Watching the primaries was the most disturbing event in my 82 years. These people slaughtered each other unmercifully and after months of stabbing each other in the back now they hug and kiss. Do they really believe that after all of the bad things they accused Romney of doing would help the Republican Party?

We have had a republican majority in the House for nearly two years and what have they accomplished? They scream about the EPA, Departments of Energy, Education, Justice, Homeland Security and on and on and on. I have one simple question that I never expect to get an answer. I hope everyone that reads this will want an answer.

WHY DO THEY CONTINUE TO APPROVE FUNDS FOR THESE IDIOTIC AGENCIES?  

The President and the Senate can’t provide funding or create funding legislation; it must be created in the House.

If Romney expects to save America he should take command now. The Libertarian Party will get Obama re-elected if something is not done quickly. The scary thing is the conservative people who tell me they will just not vote as neither party can save America.

Does anyone besides me really care?   C Brewer

CONSERVATIVE THOUGHTS

CONSERVATIVE THOUGHTS

I was urged nearly two years ago to start this blog by a great friend who enjoyed reading my letters to our weekly newspaper. He has been one of the few people, including my family, to take the time to comment on my postings.

I have always been interested in current events and until this year I avidly watched the national news media. Now that Fox news has joined the other networks in slanting the news I gather my knowledge from the internet. I dropped my subscription to the only daily newspaper over a year ago. Friends send me “E” mails and I gather most of my news from Townhall, Newsmax, Patriot Post, the Blaze and other blogs.

This article will be my 408th post and I am proud to say it might entice the 12,000th person to read my work. I currently have 43 individuals or blogs that follow my work and they are the reason I keep writing.

My friend Ron just sent me a copy of the last article written by Charlie Reese who retired last year after 49 years, I will paraphrase some of his “whys” and add a few of my own.. It bothers me that we all know how bad things are in politics but we lack the courage to eliminate the cause. All it takes is common sense of the people as we will never see it applied by politicians.

Why are politicians the only people in the world who create laws and regulations, ignore them individually and then campaign against what that they created to get re-elected? 

Why do we have debt and deficits if both the Democrats and Republicans are against them?

Why are Democrats against inflation and higher taxes for everyone, except those who create jobs?

Why do Democrats create inflation and taxes that are so excessive we can’t compete worldwide? Why would any sane person or company invest or expand their business when you can’t compete because of regulations and taxes. It is plainly obvious that the Democrats desire to create class warfare rather than jobs. That is the easy way to get re-elected.

Why does President Obama refuse to act like a business CEO and work with the House of Representatives where all Revenue and taxing legislation must originate?  We the people don’t propose a federal budget, the President does.

Why does the Republican controlled House of Representatives vote to provide funds for the EPA, Departments of Energy, Education, Labor, Homeland Security, Health & Human Services and the Justice Department? If they have no funds they can’t waste money foolishly as they do every day. We know they do because our Congressmen tell us every day on the news.    

Why do one hundred Senators, 435 Congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices who are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible allow the domestic problems that plague this country?

Why do we allow the Federal Reserve Board to ignore their authorized power to provide a dollar that is worth a dollar?

Why do we allow the special interests and lobbyists, who have no statutory authority, the ability to coerce a Senator, a Congressman or a President? I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. One thing is certain we can’t stop these elected officials from lying, cheating, profiteering and evading taxes. What separates a politician from an average American is greed and power.

Why can’t a nation of 330 million replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility?  Can you think of just one single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people?

Why are our tax codes unfair?  Because the 545 in power want it to be unfair.

Why is the budget in the red? Because the 545 in power want it in the red.

Why are our military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, South Korea, Japan etc.? Because the 545 in power want them in these places. 

Why do government employees receive an elite retirement plan instead of Social Security like the peasants? Because the 545 in power want it that way.

Why do we let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take away this power?

Why do we allow them to con us into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics”, that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do?

Why don’t the people hold them accountable? They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people, the electorate that put them in office. 

Why can’t Americans vote out these incumbent politicians who vote to raise taxes and borrow from foreign governments to fund social programs?

Please vote for politicians who support term limits for all federal politicians; we already have them for the President, why not for Senators and Representatives?

What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you. 100 years ago our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians’?   

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times! Will you help get it there?                           C Brewer

OUTSOURCING JOBS – THE OBAMA WAY!

My friend Ron, sent me an article that I have paraphrased and used some interesting facts to share with you. CB

Obama and biased media continue to accuse Mitt Romney for outsourcing American jobs after he left Bain Capital. At last, the Republican Party has launched a counteroffensive. Ignored by the liberal media they are exposing President Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus law. This law provided millions of dollars to foreign companies and subsidized U.S. firms that expanded Green operations abroad or purchased foreign Green goods.

The Obama campaign has been vicious in its dissent of job outsourcing, using Romney’s past business endeavors as an indication of his performance on domestic job-creation.

“I want to stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs and factories overseas,” was the Presidents main topic during a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this week. “As long as I’m president, I will keep fighting to make sure jobs are located here in the United States of America.”

Obama’s $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funneled millions of federal dollars to companies that shipped American jobs overseas. One fact to remember is that, North Carolina-based LED manufacturer Cree Inc., reaped $39 million through a stimulus-funded tax credit program in January 2010. In November 2009, the company built a manufacturing plant in Huizhou City, China, which is home to more than half of the Cree’s employees.

Cree is a U.S.-based company, chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda says that “Cree management never runs this company as a U.S. company. We consider Cree to be a global company with local wisdoms.” And the firm’s plans to further expand into foreign countries are only just beginning, asserts Swoboda. “We will continue to invest here for both human talent and the most state-of-the-art technologies,” he said, adding, “We have committed that in the coming 3-5 years, we will continue to expand our operation in Huizhou.”

Another foreign investment scheme spurred on by Obama’s stimulus law involves Japanese wind energy firm Eurus Energy, whose American subsidiary is Eurus Energy America. “Eurus Energy America, received $91 million in stimulus money for its Bull Creek wind farm in Texas,” cited a 2010 report by American University. “The farm consists of 180 Mitsubishi turbines.”

The Energy Department’s obvious waste for “green” investments has become a chief stimulant to job creation in foreign countries. Solar power firm Sempra Energy was awarded a whopping $337-million loan guarantee to supply panels for a solar power array in Arizona. However, while Sempra is based in California, the company purchased its solar panels from the Chinese solar giant Suntech.

The most significant waste of the Obama administration’s subsidization of foreign companies involves a $500-million loan guarantee to Finnish automaker Fisker Automotive. A component of the Energy Department’s alternative-fuel vehicle program, the loan was intended to bolster Fisker’s presence in the U.S. manufacturing market. However, claiming it was unable to find a viable location in the United States, Fisker never built a domestic facility, deciding instead to cease its U.S. operations and continue building vehicles in Finland.

“There was no contract manufacturer in the U.S. that could actually produce our vehicle,” founder Henrik Fisker told ABC News. “They don’t exist here.” Fisker said Finland was a more efficient and economical place to carry out his operations. “We’re not in the business of failing; we’re in the business of winning. So we make the right decision for the business,” he affirmed. “That’s why we went to Finland.”

The Republican Party is increasing its efforts to expose the President’s record on outsourcing jobs. The Republican National Committee just unveiled a new website, entitled Obamanomics Outsourced. This site reveals how federal dollars under Obama have funded foreign projects. It includes a map with pop-up details about the administration’s numerous foreign investment projects.

Obama has promised for nearly four years that he would focus on creating ‘jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced. However, as he wildly added trillions in new debt, billions of dollars did go to create jobs that were outsourced or spent overseas. Whether it is electric cars made in Finland or solar panels in Mexico, taxpayers would be astonished to learn that their hard-earned money went abroad for jobs that weren’t created in the United States.

The ultra-liberal Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has expressed discontent over the president’s economic stimulus, indicating to ABC News that the law was falsely advertised to Congress. “In all due respect I remind the secretary [of Energy] there is a four-letter word associated with the stimulus — J-O-B-S,” Schumer charged. “Very few jobs here, lots of jobs in China. That is not what I intended or any other legislator who voted for the stimulus intended.”

The Democrats like Schumer still do nothing to stop the bankruptcy of America. They just keep lying about anything that can keep them from being re-elected. Enough is enough.

I would like to give credit to Brian Koenig for providing the facts used in this post. He wrote an article published in TNA Highlights.

WHY NOT START CUTTING HERE?

The following information was copied from the Department of Energy (DOE) website. Before I comment and suggest the need for someone to ask some questions, let me share some facts. Prior to President Carter there was no Department of Energy. I suppose that we as common folks should just assume that none of the things the DOE is doing today were being done by any other government agencies.

Please read the following two paragraphs that are copied from the DOE 2011 Budget Request which is 92 pages long;

 “The Department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget request of $28,400,000,000.00, a 6.8 percent or  $1,800,000,000.00 increase from FY 2010, supports the President’s commitment to respond in a considered, yet expeditious manner to the challenges of rebuilding the economy, maintaining nuclear deterrence, securing nuclear materials, improving energy efficiency, incentivizing production of renewable energy, and curbing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Together with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) and FY 2010 budget, the FY 2011 budget request supports investment for a multi year effort to address these interconnected challenges.”

“The FY 2011 budget builds on the $36,700,000,000.00 in Recovery Act funding. By the end of FY 2010, the Department expects to obligate 100 percent and outlay roughly 35-40 percent of Recovery Act funds. In developing the FY 2011 budget request, the Department has taken these investments into account. Recovery Act investments in energy conservation and renewable energy sources ($16,800,000,000.00), environmental management ($6,000,000,000.00), loan guarantees for renewable energy and electric power transmission projects ($4,000,000,000.00), grid modernization ($4,500,000,000.00), carbon capture and sequestration ($3,400,000,000.00), basic science research ($1,600,000,000.00) and the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ($400,000,000.00) will continue to strengthen the economy by providing much-needed investment, by saving or creating tens of thousands of direct jobs, cutting carbon emissions and reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil.”

About DOE

The Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The Department’s strategic goals to achieve the mission are designed to deliver results along five strategic themes:

Energy Security:  Promoting America’s energy security through reliable, clean, and affordable energy
   
Nuclear Security:  Ensuring America’s nuclear security
   
Scientific Discovery and Innovation:  Strengthening U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and improving quality of life through innovations in science and technology
   
Environmental Responsibility:  Protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production
   
Management Excellence:  Enabling the mission through sound management

 

Within these themes there are sixteen strategic goals which are designed to help DOE successfully achieve its mission and vision.

WOW

Maybe you need to read this again to digest the magnitude of how screwed up our government has become. For a business educated and successful businessman this is the icing on top of the icing on the cake. I have no idea how many employees the DOE has but you can bet it will increase every year as long as our Congress-persons do not even care what is wasted. I sincerely wish everyone who reads this message will make sure their Representative and Senators get a copy and ask them to answer the following questions.

1. Who was responsible for the global threat of nuclear weapons before the DOE? What does Homeland Security do now?
2. Who was responsible for unsecured or excess nuclear materials before the DOE? Probably the DOD.
3. Who was responsible for improving energy efficiency before the DOE? What does the EPA do?
4. What is “incentivizing production of renewable energy”? What does the Department of the Interior do?
5. Why do we need multiple government agencies responsible for curbing greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate charge? I thought this was the responsibility of the EPA.
6. Why is the DOE in the loan business guarantee business? Why not the Treasury or Commerce Departments?
7. What is “Carbon Capture and Sequestration”? Again why not the EPA.
8. What specific direct jobs have been created with DOE investments? Unbelievable!
9. What happened to all of the government employees who did these things before the DOE was created? What Departments shrunk?
 
I found these questions from just reading two paragraphs of a report that is 92 pages  long. If I read a whole page this list would be so long no one would read the message. There is not one single reason for the DOE to even exist as someone else did all of these things before it was created. We are more dependent on foreign oil than we have ever been because the “Tree Huggers” have control of Congress and could care less what it costs the folks for energy. We have not built a nuclear power plant in over 40 years to produce clean energy, why, DOE regulations that are economically impossible. Look at Europe and Canada who still build nuclear power plants because they do not have the DOE, why?
 
My last question is why with the multitudes of organizations that do nothing but watchdog Washington and snipe at individuals rather than probing for the facts? Obviously the media that is so biased and interested in ratings, they just attack the messenger rather than probe the message. If one individual can dig up this many questions in one morning, the media with its large staff of gofer’s should have a field day. They just have no incentive I suppose.      C Brewer

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