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MY APOLOGY

For the past two plus years I have posted over 359 articles on this blog. I have been extremely disappointed in the lack of comments to evaluate if my work is just wasted effort or appreciated. I do receive some feedback from my followers on Facebook and my steady comments from my Australian friend, Baxter Henderson.

For those who subscribe, follow my articles on Facebook and Twitter or the over 25,000 people who have just stumbled across them searching the web, thank you deeply. Just knowing that someone outside of my family actually reads my work is very rewarding.

My intent in beginning this blog was to share my knowledge, experience and 82 years of life in the greatest country on earth. I honestly named the blog to make sure everyone understood my views were “conservative” and I feel I have proven myself to abhor our current President and the immovable democrats that reside in Congress. I doubt that anyone who has read my articles would argue that I feel Obama and his army of mercenaries are destroying our Republic form of government.

Now I feel obligated to apologize to Mr. Obama, the democratic party and the main stream media that blindly supports their socialists agenda. One thing is certain, the media should have an award for the imbecile who best meets the criteria of twisting, omitting and publishing the best propaganda of the year.

These people have proven me wrong for not recognizing they have achieved success far beyond anything I have witnessed in my lifetime. They have done this so well I feel ashamed for not giving them credit for their success long before now.

I have coined a new word to allow me to praise their performance, “Lieability”. They have proven that they can face the public with a straight face, smile and distort anything better than anyone in the history of the world. Our President’s nose would make Pinocchio blush if the fairy tale was fact. There is no one in history that would be a distant second. Well maybe Bill Clinton would make honorable mention in history books.

Awarding a “Lieability” statuette to a Senator would be a real dilemma as Reid, Kerry or Durbin would be at best a three-way tie. Receiving the award winner for the House of Representatives would be a cake walk for Queen Nancy Polosi. A Lieability award for just one media individual would be impossible but MSNBC would win hands down for the network category, closely followed by NBC and CNN.  

I fully accept criticism for my oversight in not giving these Socialist credit for being the worlds best at something. I do feel that other conservative bloggers, journalists, commentators, writers and the republican leaders in Congress have been remiss in not recognizing the “Lieability” of these individuals and organizations.

Shame on you Conservatives everywhere, give these people credit where credit is due. I would say call a spade a spade but I would be chastised for being a racist.

C Brewer

THE GAME OF CHICKEN!

The phrase game of chicken is used as a metaphor for a situation where two parties engage in a showdown where they have nothing to gain and only pride stops them from backing down.

When I was a boy over 70 years ago I was introduced to the game of chicken. With little money for entertainment the neighborhood children dreamed up things to entertain each other. This was a time when we had parents that made sure we did not annoy other people, destroy their property or maim and kill them like we read about in Chicago and other Democratic inner city bastions.

Our juvenile game of chicken was for two of us to go to opposite ends of the dirt street, mount our bicycles and peddle as fast as possible towards each other. The one who swerved away to avoid a head on collision was declared the “Chicken” and shunned by the other kids watching. Obviously if one did not chicken out you had two banged up bicycles and two kids rewarded with peer esteem and the need for bandages and bike repair. Both usually administered by the other kids.

Wikipedia describes the adult version as being; “Two drivers of cars on a single lane bridge from opposite directions. The first to swerve away yields the bridge to the other. If neither player swerves, the result is a costly deadlock in the middle of the bridge, or a potentially fatal head-on collision. It is presumed that the best thing for each driver is to stay straight while the other swerves (since the other is the “chicken” while a crash is avoided). Additionally, a crash is presumed to be the worst outcome for both players. This yields a situation where each player, in attempting to secure his best outcome, risks the worst.”

We watched President Kennedy win a game of Chicken with the Russians in Cuba and win. We watched Lyndon Johnson lose a game of Chicken with the Vietnamese. Reagan won again over the Russians at the Berlin wall. Bush #1 and #2 believe they won in Iraq. It is a no brainer that Bush #2 and Obama will lose in Afghanistan as political wars are not winnable.   

We are now watching a President who was born and bred to take the game of “CHICKEN” to a new level. He has decided to divide America into two teams and arm one team with a decided advantage. All of the government resources will be provided to one team and the other team will only have God and each other to play the game.

We now have the Blue States on one end of the bridge and the Red States on the other end preparing for a for a Civil war version of the Chicken game. Leaders Obama, Polosi and Reed for the Blue States and Boehner and Mitchell representing only some of the Red States. 

Obama has proved that he can rally 95% of the African-Americans, 98% of the academic leaders, 100% of the dead, and a majority of women and illegal aliens into a fighting force as he won re-election. Fraud could have helped but as he controls the Justice Department and we will never know.

The Red State team is not well-organized and proved that during the last election

One thing in this game of Chicken that is different is who will be hurt the most when we have a head on collision that must happen someday. America will obviously lose this game of Chicken as no other country is involved. There can’t be a winner, as regardless of the outcome, we will be much weaker both militarily and financially.

The real losers will be the youth, the women and the aliens. The dead have nothing to lose and the politicians will eventually be reduced in rank to just ordinary Americans like they were in the past.

God help the young Americans, some unborn, in finding a way to pay for this political ego trip that is so totally avoidable if we just had leaders in Washington rather that con men. God bless Ronald Reagan, our last American Leader. I feel pretty sure that Reagan and Mickey Mouse’s vote in California last November were for Obama.

I certainly hope that the voters, who wanted to see this “Chicken Train Wreck” happen, will be happy working for the Chinese. Unless common sense is applied soon, they will own all of our assets eventually. 

C Brewer 

ATTENTION MAGICIANS – DEMOCRATS HAVE MASTERED THE ART OF MEDIA MANIPULATION!

Four years ago a majority of Americans elected a President who had never had to find a job. In fact he never really had a job producing anything but conflict. If it were not for his color and unearned free education, he would likely be fighting an inherited desire to wage war against everything America stands for like his own family waged.

History will someday report that Obama was the most damaging individual to our freedoms that ever lived. He has mesmerized the majority of the people with his lying and along with the power of the Presidency, he has total control of the national newspapers, radio and television media. The media refuses to report his inherited hatred of our Free Enterprise system.

He promised to improve the economy by increasing jobs. He has utilized that media power and slight-of-hand manipulation of statistics to make the people believe he has created millions of jobs. If he had created these jobs we would not need tax increases to support his rape of our Constitutional rights. The increased tax base alone would have supported his Socialists agenda. Creating more government jobs that he has accomplished will not provide enough revenue to just pay the additional bureaucrats he has hired.

Increasing government size and power along with wasteful expansion of welfare programs will be his eventual legacy.

I will be the first to admit that he is a master of deceit and with the media power and the socialistic control of formal education, he has transformed America. Getting re-elected he has proved that America may never be the freedom symbol for the world it was for most of my life.

The youth, African Americans, Socialists, illegal aliens and women who elected him should be happy that they won the second Civil War without killing each other. Democrats have soundly trounced the opposition who has committed political suicide ever since “Roe vs. Wade a long time ago.

Democrats, with Obamas charm, have successfully divided the people and gained enough power to control America for many more years. Should Americans ever decide to restore these lost freedoms, it will involve bloodshed of each other again. The Democrats know they will never be able to disarm the people, Obama has caused the arming of Americans to the highest level in our history. We all have friends and neighbors who now possess enough guns and ammunition to supply a small army. They are not afraid of criminals, they are afraid of the United States government.

It is not amusing that when someone mentions jobs, Obama and his team create another smoke screen to change the subject. They used healthcare to hide the problem for four years and now they are focused on immigration and gun control. When world events like Benghazi erupt, they just change the subject and hide behind whatever crisis that can be found. The media even promotes a crisis to provide him cover to hide behind.

One thing the Republicans should try that would equalize the battle and would not cost us a dime. Convince the Nobel Committee to create a new award to meet the changing times we have today, “World’s Best Politician” each year. This would divide the Democrats immediately and create an internal war against each other. Obama would be challenged with the ego trips of Reid, Polosi, Durbin, Bloomberg and Schumer. Then they would all be out run by Mr. Ego, Al Gore. This would drive Hollywood wild with their rush of egos to become eligible by running for office and trample each other to win any award.

Now that I think of the advantages, we could make “Lying” the number one priority to win, rename this to “World’s Greatest Bulls**t Artist” and let the Republicans join the competition. It is certain Obama would win the next three competitions but he would have to be anointed King to win more than three.

My good friend Glen has been pushing for term limits for all politicians, which is the easiest solution to solving Washington D.C. madness. Sadly this is just a long term dream as are my suggested thoughts above. I just feel my idea would be more amusing to watch, how do you feel?         

C Brewer

OBAMA TAX PLANS EXPLAINED – EVEN BIDEN CAN UNDERSTAND!

Dr. David R. Kamerschen, Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia found a unique way to explain Obama’s Progressive tax plan. This should make it rather easy for a moron to understand his plan to tax the so called rich. The author’s analysis also includes the probable insurrection that Obama seem hell bent on creating by urging Americans to hate each other. You need to deeply read what the author predicts could happen. I have paraphrased some of the terms to reflect comparisons.

Ten men go to the bar every day to drink some beer and the tab always ends up to be $100. If they paid the tab the way they paid their taxes it would be like this:

Four of the men would pay nothing.

Fifth man would pay $1.

Sixth man would pay $3.

Seventh man would pay $7.

Eighth man would pay $12.

Ninth man would pay $18.

Tenth man would pay $59 (This is Obama’s mission to tax the richest American only)

The majority voted to accept this plan.

This was a daily event and it was peaceful until one day the owner of the bar interfered with their plan. He said “Since you are all such good customers, I’m going to reduce your daily tab by $20. Drinks will now only be $80 a day.” 

The group still voted to pay their bill the way they paid their taxes. The first four would be unaffected but how would the other six pay the bill. They argued about how to divide the $20 discount. It was quickly realized that $20 divided by 6 would be $3.3333. If this was subtracted equally the fifth and sixth man would end up being paid to drink their beer.

The bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s portion by roughly the same amount and he proposed the following plan:

Five men would now drink free.

Sixth man would pay $2 instead of $3 (33% reduction).

Seventh man would pay $5 instead of $7 (28% reduction).

Eighth man would now pay $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

Ninth man would now pay $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

Tenth man would now pay $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six who had been paying was better off and the first four continued to drink free. When they stepped outside they decided to compare their savings. The sixth man said I only got $1 of the $20 savings and the tenth man got $10. The fifth man said I only got $1 and he got ten times what I got. The seventh man said why should he get $10 when I only got $2, the wealthy always get the tax breaks. “Wait a minute shouted the first four men in unison, we didn’t get anything. The system always exploits the poor.

The first nine men then surrounded the tenth man and beat him up. The next day the tenth man didn’t show up at the bar, so the other nine drank their usual beers. When presented the tab they suddenly discovered they did not even have half enough money to pay the tab.

This is a factual example of our regressive tax system in America. People who pay the highest taxes always benefit more from a tax reduction. When Obama, his Progressive Congress and his army of CZAR’s tax any American too much and create class warfare attacks on the wealthy to incite violence, they might start drinking their beer overseas. I would.

Dr. Kamerschen added, “For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.”

Except for Biden, Polosi, Reed, Congressional democrats, Obama’s Cabinet, his Czars and four Supreme Court Justices most Americans like freedom from oppression. That is oppression from our own government. Obama and Soros know exactly what they are doing to destroy our Republic form of government.

C Brewer

OBAMA – HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE!

I normally do not post more than one article each day. When you read this I hope you understand why I poste two articles today. CB

This article by Steve McCann was sent to me by Dr. Forrest, a great friend. I have no idea who Steve McCann is but his facts are indisputable. This will hopefully be shared with every American possible. I was asked to forward the message but I chose to post it on this blog. I ask everyone who reads this to forward and share it.  C Brewer

 Obama’s Second Term Transformation Plans 

The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860.This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. 

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama’s first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of “transforming America” in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders. 

 The most significant accomplishment of Obama’s first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency.

During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshipping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.

The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.

For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they “shall” do something and more than 200 times when they “may” take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the “Secretary determines.” In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014.

The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation’s financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unfettered power to the executive branch controlled Barack Obama and his radical associates.

Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others.

None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.

It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress.

Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics.

The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists.

The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints.

Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.

Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.

Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.

The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.

What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them

Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.

Steve McCann

OBAMACARE FACTS

This is now the law and some people wonder why we DO NOT want OBAMACARE.  

 At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment (see page 272).  Some of what Nancy Pelosi didn’t want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember what she said, “pass it now and then read it later.” 

Here is some more of Obamacare highlights.

Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.

Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -ACORN).

Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. The Supreme Court just over ruled this and it is a tax. One of the largest tax increases in US history. An idiot would agree this is a tax.

Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.

Page 272 section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age.

Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years (death counseling).

Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system. They have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, they would find a very quick fix to make the plan financially sound for their future.

Thanks to the Honorable Judge David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas for these facts. 

Remember that Obamacare has 3700 pages that create bureaucracy beyond belief. I hope this helps you decide who to vote for in November?     C Brewer

ETHICS- A FORGOTTEN VALUE

These past three years have been very revealing on the advantages and power of our elected and appointed individuals. They proved many times again that members of Congress, the Executive and the Judicial branches are not required to abide with the laws of the land like all other citizens.

Baseball players are convicted of lying under oath but our Attorney General, other Justice Department officers and members of Congress are immune.

Obama can just outright lie about anything and be supported by MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR daily. Well nearly daily as he does play golf and suffers long vacations while worrying about the middle class. History will prove he never resided in the middle class, much less have the foggiest idea what it means. It is really a moot point, as he will have eliminated middle class in one term.

Barbara Walters as convicted and served time for illegally using inside information to make money in the stock market. While “Queen” Polosi was in power and espousing ethics of this type being unacceptable, both she and her successor, John Boehner, were doing the same thing. We will probably never know how many other people in government have done this and the sad part is they still can, and without fear of prosecution.

The Obama White House staff and the Democratic National Committee have re-invented the scope of “propaganda”. If they can’t find a crisis to use to divide the American people and promote insurrection, they make one up. They have surpassed anyone in history in distortion.

It does not take a genius to see that Obama has expanded the Chicago magic of winning elections. Now we even have southern states like South Carolina who have been trained to resurrect the dead for each election cycle. Another new way to win elections was introduced by Obama and ACORN in 2008 and ignored by the progressive media. They developed a way to give life to animated characters like Mickey Mouse and have him vote in nearly every state.

We have members of Congress and a Secretary of the Treasury who admitted they could not understand the tax codes and evaded taxes. The Treasury Secretary was confirmed by our Democratic Senate to be responsible and enforce the laws that require that everyone else must understand and comply with our tax codes. No one was even charged with breaking the law and all are still in power. One, Charles Rangel, was actually re-elected in 2010.

I wonder how many of our University Professors have and still use these examples to brain wash our youth to these advantages of political power? There seems to be an abundance of over educated young people currently demonstrating the advantages of doing nothing and operating with immunity from our laws. With the support and encouragement of Time magazine, the mainstream media, even Obama and the Democratic Party they have destroyed property, the freedom of others, and disrupted commerce. Sadly this waste is happening at a time when America should be 100% focused on creating jobs.

Ethics demonstrated by the leadership in Washington will be valuable to the “occupiers” when they mature, if they ever mature. They will be ready to serve in Congress or work for the government and actually have living experience on how to lie, cheat, distort, steal, revive the dead, evade taxes and breathe life into Mickey. They wont need a degree and waste the time being brain washed by the professors.

The future looks bleak for those who actually want to be educated, abide by our laws and contribute to keeping America free. The war they have to win is with other Americans. Hum mm, seems like Lincoln faced similar pressures in our history and made everyone free.

CB 

WASHINGTON PROBLEM SOLVING

The Government Solution

The news media has been obsessed for the past few days discussing the sleep patterns of air traffic controllers. Interviews with the Department of Transportation, FAA, Congressmen and a myriad of experts have discussed the solutions available to eliminate this “possible” snafu with the usual bureaucratic solutions.

The immediate government response to eliminate this crisis could have been predicted by all union officials who should be incarcerated in mental institutions. Hire 27 more air traffic controllers who can take turns sleeping. This will only cost a tad over $4,500.000.00 plus additional supervisors. This would not include training.

The recommendations we have heard from the industry experts, hired by the media to sensationalize the events, has been mind boggling.

What would a well managed company do if they were hired to manage air traffic safety or provide a reasonable solution? They would install a switch for the controller to engage a loud speaker to the radio when the head set was removed for any reason. This might costs $50 for a profit making company and probably $50,000 for a government contract. With 27 locations this would amount to $1350.00 or $1,350,000 dependent on who solved the problem.

Wow, then the controller could even go to the bathroom without a long cord on his headset. When it is nap time, one flip of a switch to activate the speaker and another flip of a switch to turn off the lights.

Now let me share what different people will probably say when they read this simple solution.

President Obama, “Another crazy conservative plot to interfere with creating more jobs.”

Polosi, “Reducing controllers to save more money is like taking our grandmothers wheel chair away from her.”

Vice-President Biden, “Huh, who poked me?”

Harry Reid, “What if the electricity is disrupted and there is no backup to run out and wave off the airplane? It is just another conservative plan to reduce air safety.”

Union Officials and the main stream media, “These right wing nuts are trying to put the air traveler’s safety at risk by reducing jobs. Their next move will be to outsource air traffic control overseas to bust the unions.”

If our current government decided they needed to award a contract to build a mechanical mouse, we would end up getting an elephant. You can go to the bank knowing that the contract would require that it operate with wind or solar power. God bless us all to stop this insanity with term limits and anyone but Obama in 2012……………CB

SEE IF YOU FEEL STIMULATED WITH THESE FACTS?

Who Got Stimulated? (A review of this weeks activities by our Chief Executive)

Barack Hussein Obama, is intent on increasing the federal  taxes, of everyone who actually pay them, (about 47 percent of the population) in January, by way of letting the Bush-era tax reductions expire. 

His administration has announced several “band-aid’s” to help reduce our growing debt.

First, President Obama ordered a freeze on bonuses for some 3,000 of his high-paid political appointees. Then he announced a freeze on the wages of all federal workers for the next two years.

One Social Security administrator summed up the reaction of her fellow federal union workers: “That’s why Obama’s ratings are below Bush’s, and that’s hard to be unless you’re Osama bin Laden. I can’t wait until I retire.”

Well, given the fact that federal bureaucrats are now endowed with grossly disproportionate wages and benefits, one can understand why retirement remains attractive for them. On the other hand, millions of private sector citizens will be working well beyond retirement age in order to make ends meet, especially given the increased tax burdens they’ll likely incur in the future to pay off Obama’s deficit.

Let’s review the most recent comparison’s of statistical data: 

Compared to more productive private sector employees, whose income is confiscated to pay government wages and benefits, hourly government workers are paid 57 percent more than those in the private sector for comparable jobs ($28.64/hour vs. $18.27/hour).

Salaried bureaucrats enjoy average annual wages of $78,901, while those in the private sector average $50,111, and the number of bureaucrats collecting more than $150,000 a year has doubled since Obama took office.  (That’s you my son.)

When benefits such as taxpayer-funded contributions to pensions are included, government bureaucrats end up with 85 percent more compensation than their private sector comparables.

On top of that disparity, bureaucrat jobs are virtually tenured, both recession proof and unaffected by a dearth of productivity. Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Today, however, you can add government jobs to the short list of guarantees.

Notably, Obama did not order a freeze on government hiring, and I can assure you that the number of exemptions for government agency wage freezes will eventually equal the number of government agencies. Additionally, Obama didn’t freeze promotions, meaning that any federal worker can receive a de facto pay raise by “promotion” into the next incremental GSA scale.

Since the beginning of the current recession, private sector employment is down 6.8 percent. On the other hand, Obama has used taxpayer funds and debt on future generations, his so-called “recovery program,” to grow the ranks of central government bureaucrats by more than 10 percent in the same time period.

Of course, Obama’s wage-freeze fails to put any noticeable dent into his accumulating $1,000,000,000,000-plus deficits. Taxes, he says, must be increased to do that.

Once again, let’s review.

Like any devoted Socialist, Obama’s objective is to break the back of free enterprise, in this case, with unbearable deficits. When challenged about his motives, Obama invariably claims that he “inherited this mess” from the Bush administration.

However, the Executive Branch does not set the budget. Congress does. And from the ’09 budget forward, budget deficits have increased greatly. 

I realize this is not new information but it bears repeating.  

 Democrats have controlled Congress since January 2007, about the time the housing market collapse began. Thus, Democrats controlled the budgets for FY2008 and FY2009 as they did with FY2010 and FY2011.

Obama Deficits Chart

For FY2008 Democrats compromised with President Bush on spending. However, for FY2009, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed the Bush administration by way of continuing resolutions until Barack Obama took office.

Again, for the record, Obama was a member of the Senate majority in 2007 and 2008, and he voted for those spending bills.

The last budget deficit that Democrats “inherited” was FY 2007, the last of the Republican congressional budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and it was the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. Thus, the only deficit Obama has inherited is that which he and his Democrat majorities generated.

Those pesky facts notwithstanding, a Republican majority is about to take over the House, and Republicans in the Senate seem to have found a spine,as indicated by Sen McConnel’s letter to Harry Reid regarding action on any legislation that doesn’t deal with the budget and the expiring taxation rates. 

If Republicans are serious about budget and deficit control, they should start by cutting their own bloated salaries and budgets. There is no greater sweetheart deal than being elected to our national legislature, where members of Congress are paid exorbitantly, and are eligible for lifetime benefits after “serving” for just five years — one term for Senators. If they are perpetually elected, as is the case with many members, they are eligible for almost 80 percent of their salary as a guaranteed annual pension.

Membership certainly has its privileges and term limit’s are sorely needed to remove those Un-professional politicians. 

If members of Congress don’t like the pay cuts, perhaps we can cut their time accordingly. Send them home more often, and see if a little of the reality outside the Beltway sinks in.

As Cal Thomas opined this week, “The Founders were keenly aware of the danger of a Congress divorced from the realities of the rest of the country. During the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Roger Sherman of Connecticut wrote, ‘Representatives ought to return home and mix with the people. By remaining at the seat of government, they would acquire the habits of the place, which might differ from those of their constituents.'”

If Republicans are really serious about the constitutional role of government, they should identify any and all taxes and expenditures not expressly authorized by our Constitution, and schedule them for termination. While they are at it, they should revoke congressional exemptions, and make themselves subject to the same laws and regulations they impose upon the rest of us. (Oh, and Mr. Speaker-to-be, sell Pelosi’s opulent Boeing 757, and refund the treasury.)

For his part, President  Obama lamented this week that he might have to delay his “holiday vacation” to Hawaii in order to get his tax-and-spend agenda through Congress. (How many golf outings and exotic vacations must this man take?)

Perhaps the President should take a tax lesson from John Kennedy, the father of the modern Democrat party: “A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget…. As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance.”

Indeed, tax reductions in each of the last five administrations have resulted in tax revenue increases to the fed’s coffers.

It’s past time to put Keynesain economic’s out to pasture and clean thr Donkey do off our boots.

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This was forwarded by a friend, Ron, this morning and I felt obligated to put it on the blog ASAP. I do not know who wrote this but hopefully it wakes up more people to demand that Washington be cleaned out before we have to borrow from Chavez.  CWB

AMERICAN “ROYALTY”- PART TWO

It did not take long to re-enforce my position that we do have a “Royalty” class. I will stay at the Congressional Level before we look at the Executive and Judicial branches. I will also cover another entity that has “Royalty” status, the army of lobbyist that plague Washington with bribes, threats and extortion on a daily basis.

This week the Congressional “Ethics” Committee convicted Charles Rangel of eleven ethics violations. These included, failure to pay income taxes , misused office, staff and resources, zoning violations, failure to report $600,000.00 income, misuse of free mailing privileges, etc.

I just read that the Ethics Committee did not consider other corruption charges. It has been alleged that Old Charlie provided a tax loophole for an energy company in exchange for a Rangel Center donation. Another charge ignored was that Old Charlie used his Congressional influence to maintain ownership of his coveted rent-controlled apartment. If you believe that Old Charlie has not used his influence to extort, bribe and break other laws in his 40 years, you must still believe in the tooth fairy.

Translated into what you and I would face would include income tax evasion, fraud, money laundering, extortion and mail fraud just to name a few. We would have been in prison a long time ago. In addition we would have paid, back taxes, plus interest, plus penalties, or lost every asset we are out family ever owned.

Guess what old Charlie faces, “sanction”. What is “sanction”? He will have to stand before The House of Representatives and listen to “Fancy” Polosi read all of the charges aloud in front of the other members of the “Royal House”. As many of the House members have the same ethics history, there is no doubt in my mind that the full house will vote to accept the Ethics Committee recommendation. Congress is not required or expected to obey the laws, except possibly murder. If they were required to obey the same laws we have to comply with, Old Charlie would get three hots and a cot he deserves and no pension. 

How does “censure” compare to punishment for the “Common Folks”, a warning ticket. If you think you would get the same free pass to keep your job and continue to have the power to keep on ignoring the law, you must be a minority, illegal alien, disabled, close minded, liberal “Progressive” democrat or a member of Congress.

C. W. Brewer  

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