Saturday, July 30, 2011

SHARING THE WEALTH

Its attributed to Margaret Thatcher the following: "The trouble with socialism is you eventually run out of other people's money." Apparently the Obama administration thinks it won't run out of our money. It keeps demanding more of it in the form of more and higher 'revenues'. When Obama told Joe the Plumber "We need to share the wealth" he apparently didn't realize the wealth he wants to spread around is limited by over-regulation and pervasive taxation on businesses just like Joe's. Joe won't be able to expand his business because his payroll is taxed to the point of a workforce reduction. Think I'm kidding? Ask the owner/operator of a mine in Georgia who gave up after over-reaching regulation and taxation forced him to abandon plans to open a mine that would have employed as many as 150 operators paying each as much as $150,000 per year. He said "I give up." 
How does this administration expect to keep spending at current levels when its policies destroy the very source of those revenues? Its the revenue equivalent of  "The beatings will continue until morale improves". This 'sharing the wealth' will continue until there is no more wealth. The only thing to share then will be abject poverty just as in every socialist nation in history.
The answer is to hock every resource inside the borders of the United States to foreign investors. Those of you worried about the Yellow Menace won't have to face them on the battlefield. You need look no further than your local bank. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nine Meals From Anarchy

Dear Mr. Florey,
 
I have heard from quite a few concerned seniors and veterans in the last few days.  The concern stems from the President's suggestion that Social Security and other benefits won't get paid in the absence of a deal to raise the debt ceiling.  This is a scare tactic, pure and simple. 
 
Spending on Social Security, Medicare, veterans' benefits and our troops has already been authorized by Congress, and the President has the authority to continue funding these priorities.  If he chooses not to, it will be his decision and his alone
 
As Sheriff, I always had a contingency plan - hope for the best, but plan for the worst.  My hope is that the President won't play games with your Social Security check, but his current posturing doesn't inspire much confidence.  Instead of just throwing in the towel and hoping it all works out, Congressman Webster and I are taking action to make sure that seniors and our troops continue to get all that they have earned. 
 
The legislation we introduced would not leave it up to chance.  It would force the President and Treasury Secretary to prioritize remaining revenues to ensure that the troops get paid, that Social Security, Medicare, and veterans' benefits continue to be paid, and that America continues to pay its debt.
There clearly won't be enough revenue coming in to pay for everything in the federal budget, but there will be enough to pay for these priorities.  To see how this would work, please visit my website at http://nugent.house.gov/.  If you have any other concerns, please don't hesitate to call.  You can reach me at 866-492-4835
Sincerely,
Richard Nugent
Member of Congress
 






Dear Congressman Nugent,

Thank you for your timely message. I no longer live in your district but I appreciate your concern.
My concern is a very real one. We are, as it has been said, only nine meals away from anarchy. As a former law enforcement officer, you are well aware of what happens when individual needs are not met. There are people who will take the law into their own hands or ignore it altogether.
When, not 'if', this president withholds funding for entitlements, people who never so much as dreamed of breaking the law will be more than willing to do whatever it takes to feed their families.
Worse than that, the entire U.S. economy will collapse under the accelerated inflation and abrupt halt of cash flow.
In short, we are nine meals from anarchy. While some of us have made preparations, we are in the minority. I fear there will be a national emergency of epic proportions, unimaginable in its scope and magnitude.
This president has clearly demonstrated his willingness to ignore both the house and the senate. I don't believe any legislative efforts will deter him from his destructive policies. I fear for this country, for the United States as we knew it.
I thank you for your continuing efforts to save it.

At your service,

Michael R Florey

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cynicism Has Replaced Ennui as the National Mood.


While presumably born on this Earth, (if not certain just where on the planet), Barack Hussein Obama is at such a disconnect from the citizens of the U.S. that it appears he is in an orbit entirely his own. This is a paradox. Being in his own orbit, he can't be here. Yet he regularly shows up on golf courses and vacation spots on this continent. He can apparently bi-locate and assume the shape of a human being.

I point out the disconnect so severe that it defies belief. When approached by Governor Jindal (about the loss of jobs) concerning a drilling moratorium, The Won countered "Governor, they can all apply for unemployment."

This president hardly deserves the title. He's convinced he is the light of the world when in fact he's a Zippo lighter with no flint. His faltering, fumbling, halting, weak, incompetent, corrupt, callous, tone-deaf administration has driven public confidence in elected officials to a new low. Cynicism has replaced ennui as the national mood. Irony has become the norm and the gallows humor writes itself.

This administration has become it's own bumper sticker.

The crashing, cosmic stupidity of this administration had some of us thinking it was the result of a concerted deliberate effort to undermine the economy, the sovereignty and the foreign policy of this once-great nation. Now I'm convinced its just plain incompetence. A total lack of any experience outside of community organizing translates to an administration that leaves us shaking our heads and counting the days to November. 

I'm counting the days to January 20th, 2013.