Sunday, September 30, 2012

Taxpayers Spent $1.4 Billon for Obamas last year

Barack Hussein Obama lives like a king
Washington DC, Sept 30, 2012.  American taxpayers have spent $1.4 billion dollars on staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on their own royal family.

Do the math. That means we spend not just a little more... or even a lot more... but a staggering twenty five  times more entertaining and providing for our presidential family as the British do for their royal family.

We have always spent a lot of money on our first family, but the Obamas have taken this to new levels, smashing all previous records.

President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has the largest staff in our history, and they get paid the highest wages. Despite a well publicized wage freeze early on, the President has continued to give his staff huge raises making them the highest paid serving any president in our history.

He has dozens of appointed Czars who are well paid and completely unaccountable to anyone but him. And the President keeps Air Force One in the air almost constantly, which consumes thousands of dollars per minute. And a lot of the time these expenses are to transport him around for fund raising campaigning, and not for any intended official purpose.

How much sense does it make to take a $2 million trip to raise $1 million? Well, it makes perfect sense if the taxpayers pay for the expenses, and you get to keep the proceeds for your reelection committee.

This is another story that the mainstream media refuses to report. Taxpayer dollars are subsidizing Obama’s re-election effort when he uses Air Force One to jet across the country campaigning.

When the trip is deemed political, it’s customary for the president to pay the equivalent of a first class commercial ticket for certain passengers. But that doesn't even come close to covering the taxpayer cost of flying the president and his staffers around on Air Force One.

In effect, the President can buy his own reelection, using taxpayer funds.

Aside from a salary, the president gets a $50,000 a year expense account, a $100,000 travel account, $19,000 entertainment budget and an additional million for “unanticipated needs,"

Here is a some examples of other pricey taxpayer funded perks exclusively reserved for the president:
  • The president can to appoint high-paid staffers without Senate confirmation: Obama has 469 senior staffers and 226 are paid more than $100,000 a year. Seventy-seven are paid as much as $172,000 per year. He also has appointed 43 “czars.”
  • The president can vacation for free at Camp David: and each round trip made to Camp David costs the taxpayers $25,350. It’s also estimated that the combined transportation and personnel costs for a Camp David visit are $295,000 per night.
  • When the President and his family vacations, which is pretty often unless he is in campaign mode, he likes to bring along hundreds and sometimes thousands of guests. Some of these are personal friends, but most are campaign donors. This imposes huge costs on the taxpayers.
  • The president has a full-time movie projectionist in the White House theater. Projectionists sleep at the White House and are there 24 hours a day in case anyone needs to see a movie.
  • The president’s family’s gets certain travel and security expenses paid while vacationing. First Lady Michelle Obama drew flack from the media and irate citizens when it was disclosed that, not counting Saturdays and Sundays, she spent 42 days on vacation — within the span of one year.
  • The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer His dog Bo and his handler get flown to join the President on some of his vacations. Bo’s dog handler was paid $102,000, last year.
  • The president has his mother-in-law on the White House payroll as a babysitter for his two teenaged daughters! And she gets to go with them on every luxury vacation and lavish trip.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Opinion: Obama is wrong to apologize for our freedoms

Our President Barack Hussein Obama finds himself in the uncomfortable position of trying to quell Muslim violence through apology, rationalization, and denial.

Long after the Libyan terrorist attack in which our ambassador was sodomized and murdered he still calls it a spontaneous and random act, and not a coordinated act of terrorism. He still maintains that the mass murder at Ft. Hood wasn't an act of terrorism, but rather is an example of workplace violence.

Obama's first response to this brutal and inhuman attack in Libya, was to blame it on some film made by an American, which Muslims find offensive. The film maker was even taken in for questioning, and he will be very fortunate if he isn't eventually charged with some hate crime.

But this film didn't just happen. It has been floating around since July.

The terrorists used this film as an excuse to whip up a crowd, and make it seem like the attack was just part of the outrage over the film. And Obama took the bait. The simple truth was that there were demonstrations in 23 different Muslim cities over that film, but it was only in Libya that the demonstrators brought mortars and RPGs with them, and actually took hostages then brutally murdered them.

Also, it was no coincidence that this attack came on the anniversary of 911. Everyone understood this except President Obama, who still believes it was a spontaneous attack, caused by this film. Obama's response was to blame the film for inciting the violence, rather than blaming the terrorists. He effectively apologized for our freedom of speech, saying it had been abused.

Whenever there is some horrific act of Islamic terrorism committed, the people on the radical left fringe in America (i.e. the Democrats) are quick to remind us that every group has terrorists.

And they tell us that Christians are no exception.  Then they quickly mention Eric Rudolph or Tim McVie as proof that Christians are "just as bad."  Because those are the only ones they can find. This is supposed to somehow justify or excuse Islamic terrorism.

All reasonable people can agree that there are criminals in every culture and ethnic group on earth. And those criminals who are motivated by religious beliefs are often called terrorists.

Citing examples of a handful of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or Buddhist terrorist DOES NOT negate the fact that intolerance and hostility towards others is a widespread belief among Radical Muslims, and a rare exception for everyone else.

Like everyone else, all Muslims are not the same. There are religious Muslims, and fundamentalist Muslims, and fanatical Muslims and some who just aren't that religious. Muslim clerics tell us that "not more than 15% of all Muslims are Jihadists."

Now think about this number. 15% of 1.5 billion means 225 million people!

And it only took 19 of them to kill 3,000 people on 911.

This also means that 85% aren't Jihadists. So their point is valid. they really are a minority. But this is a distinction without a difference when the entire civilized world has to worry about, and actively plan for, and devote extensive resources to defending themselves from this minority.

I should make this point clearer. In every case, terrorism is rare. Even for Muslims. However, only one culture actively approves, encourages, supports, and glorifies this behavior, while all the others condemn it.

I don't think you can deny that Islam encourages this behavior if you read their Qu'ron. There are many passages in it that extol the reader to behead infidels and beat their wives.

All religions have had things like this happen in their past, but every religion except Islam has undergone some sort of reformation. Islam still dwells in the seventh century... in fact Islam 100 years ago was much more tolerant of others than it is today. Islam has regressed, while other religions have moved forward.

Here is the critical differences between Islamic terrorism and terrorist acts committed by other groups:
  • Radical Islamic terrorism is inspired and led by their clerics, not by their secular criminals. This is terrorism sanctioned and encouraged by a religion.
  • Radical Islamic terrorism is much more common than terrorism done by other groups. So common that even their overall large population can't explain it.
  • Radical Islamic terrorism is celebrated, supported and encouraged by a LARGE minority of their people. Not the small fringe like other religions, but a LARGE minority.Polls taken in Islamic nations following 911 showed that large minorities, if not outright majorities of the people thought "America got what it deserved."
  • Just look at how each culture regards their terrorists. We hunted down Tim McVie. We tried him and convicted him of murder, then we executed him, and no one complained. Meanwhile, the most popular name for newborn males in Saudi Arabia following the 911 terror attack was "Osama." 
  • Compare how tolerant each group is. We can say anything we please, and Obama won't send a drone to kill us. At least not yet. We can own a Koran or a Torah and not get sent to prison. Our wives can drive cars, and wear sleeveless shirts... The Islamic culture of intolerance breeds an acceptance of terrorism by a large percentage of their people.
  • It probably should be noted that Radical Islam is at perpetual war with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheists, Agnostics, and even OTHER Muslims who aren't sufficiently devout. Their normal conversational tone is outrage. They truly believe that everyone else must conform to their ways.
  • In general, Muslims believe that their religion MUST be respected by all, while they give absolutely no respect to anyone else's religion. This is so arrogant, that it should make you sick.
  • Absolutely no one gets offended as easily as a Muslim can, and no one else thinks that being offended gives you the right to riot, burn, maim and murder. There were no Christians rioting when the liberals put a crucifix in a jar of urine and called it art. We didn't even riot when they demanded that the art be publicly funded. All we did is write angry letters to the editor. Quite a difference there.
Citing a few random acts of Christian terrorism is NOT a proper defense for the tens of thousands of violent acts committed by Radical Muslims in defense of their beliefs.

As far as I am concerned, defending these people is a crime against humanity.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Desperation sets in: "Yard Sales For Obama" Fundraiser

Washington DC, Sep 16, 2012.  As President Barack Hussein Obama's corporate sponsors see his poll numbers sliding, many are holding back on their financial support for the President's reelection campaign.

Their money is either sitting on the sidelines or shifting to the probable winner of November's election, Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The Obama Reelection Campaign has a new strategy for dealing with the erosion of financial support.

They have scheduled a new fundraising effort called the National Yard Sale for Obama, and have it scheduled for next weekend. Additional innovative fundraisers may be scheduled if the President's foreign policy failures continue, and if our economy continues to lose jobs.

Previous fundraising initiatives have included the Obama gift registry along with “skip a meal and send us the money instead.” If you want four more years of inept leadership, then you should set up your own yard sale to help raise money for the President's reelection campaign. If you'd rather have a change in leadership, then you know what to do.

Here's more on the new fundraising technique:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

U.S. Credit Rating Cut Again as Obama Prints More Money

"It didn't work before, but it might save my reelection bid"
Washington DC, Sep 15, 2012.  As President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is besieged by foreign policy failures abroad, failed economic policies at home, and sees his rival candidate Mitt Romney starting to move ahead in the polls, he has found a way to improve his reelection chances.

President Obama has ordered FED chief Ben Bernake to "start printing money as fast as you can," in order to create the illusion of some economic improvement, and flood the economy with cheaper money that might create more jobs.

The FED announced on Thursday that it would start pumping $40 billion in newly printed money into the U.S. economy each month until it saw a sustained upturn in the weak jobs market.

This strategy, known officially as Quantitative Easing, has worked before for the Kenyan born President. Printing more money creates a temporary boost in the stock market, since each dollar becomes worth less, and this creates a false sense of economic improvement.

Unfortunately, the overall effect of increasing the money supply is to devalue our currency, causing inflation and driving prices up over time for everyone. But the inflationary effect will lag by around three months, making this a good strategic move for Obama with an election less than two months away.

This will hit hardest on small businesses, retired people on fixed incomes, and all workers who do not belong to strong unions that can demand and get fat pay increases to offset the new higher prices. It will have the least effect on people who are dependent on welfare and food stamps, since both are indexed for inflation.

In other words, it shouldn't hurt Obama's political base as much as it will hurt Romney's.

In response, the ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to "AA-" from "AA," citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country's credit quality.

In its downgrade, the firm said that issuing more currency and depressing interest rates through purchasing mortgage-backed securities does little to raise the U.S.'s real gross domestic product, but reduces the value of the dollar.

In turn, this increases the cost of commodities, which will pressure the profitability of businesses and increase the costs of consumers thereby reducing consumer purchasing power, the firm said.

In April, Egan-Jones cuts the U.S. credit rating to "AA" from "AA+" with a negative watch, citing a lack of progress in cutting the mounting federal debt.

Moody's Investors Service currently rates the United States Aaa, Fitch rates the country AAA, and Standard & Poor's rates the country AA-plus. All three of those ratings have a negative outlook.

This video explains how Quantitative Easing works, and how the FED is working hard to make sure that Goldman Sachs is profitable:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Vice President Gets Lap Dance from Old Biker Chick

Joe Biden tries to charm a potential voter
Seaman, OH, Sept 10, 2012.  Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop at a  diner frequented by bikers, cozying up with potential supporters in this crucial swing state.

He immediately headed to the counter, where he asked patrons of Cruisers Diner, "Can I borrow one of your bikes? They don't let me ride anymore."

"Probably not," the man responded. "Probably not," Biden repeated, laughing.

AP photographer Carolyn Kaster snapped a photo of the Biden sitting with a group of bikers called the "Shaddowmen" -- one of the members, a female biker, sat on the vice president's lap.

Vice President Biden is well known for his ability to charm voters from various ethnic groups and minority cultures. While usually well intentioned, his comments sometimes are often clumsy and cause controversies.

Biden praises Hindus for the quality of their donuts
While on a visit in New Hampshire in 2006, Biden told an Indian-American supporter that "In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India.

You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking . . ."

That remark created a firestorm of criticism for his patronizing manner. But Biden went on to explain that he has nothing but respect for Hindus who make and sell donuts.

Biden told us "They really do a great job, and they really make the best donuts."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Presidential Quotes: Some Great, and One Not So Great

Ronald Wilson Reagan
President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, will probably be remembered for some of his most famous quotes.  
 And these will include things like:
  • "You didn't build it, someone else did"  
  • "The Cambridge police acted stupidly."
  • "I've now been in 57 states, with one left to go"
  • "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Lets look at some quotes from some other American Presidents. These are men who got a lot of things done, and didn't spend a lot of time golfing and vacationing:

George Washington:  
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

Thomas Jefferson:  
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Abraham Lincoln:  
A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Theodore Roosevelt:  
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Franklin D. Roosevelt:   
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Harry S Truman:
The buck stops here.

Gerald Ford
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

John F. Kennedy:  
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Ronald Reagan: 
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate.  Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Barack Hussein Obama: (speaking about the Republicans)
If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Democrats Want Barack Obama on Mount Rushmore

One possible treatment for an Obama monument
Washington DC, Sep 3, 2012. Despite his poor job performance, prominent  Democrat Party officials are now calling for President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, to be added to the national monument of Presidents at Mt. Rushmore, near Keystone SD.

"Forget about his poor results," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, told us. "He is still part black, he made history and should therefore be commemorated on a prominent national monument."

As President Obama enters the final weeks of his reelection campaign, his weak poll numbers are causing anger, bitterness and dismay from his loyal supporters. Ultra Leftwing political commentator Chris Mathews, D-San Franciso, is so upset that he is talking even faster, and doing a much better job of not allowing any of his guests to answer any questions he asks them.

President Obama has been most noteworthy for the improvement in his golf game and his lavish vacation choices, rather than any real accomplishments he has made in office. After almost four years in office, he has accomplished almost nothing, with the sole exception of legalizing gays in the military. In fact, every single problem that he promised to fix has gotten much worse.

His socialized medicine initiative will doubtlessly be repealed if he fails to win reelection and loses Congress in November's election.

20 foot tall chair, dedicated to Pres. Obama
Despite all of this, President Obama is still beloved by a large portion of our population because he brings diversity to the White House. No matter how badly he performs his job, he will still be popular with this group. This voting group cares little about actual results, unless a Republican president is in office.

As Clint Eastwood suggested at last week's Republican Convention, the Obama presidency can best be symbolized by an empty chair. And this analogy has seemed to have caught on with the American public. Empty chair memorials are popping up all over the country now.

The City of Martinsville, VA, a state that President Obama narrowly carried in the 2008 Presidential election, has erected a 20 foot tall empty chair as their Obama Monument in their downtown shopping area.