Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hatred and Politics

The American public did NOT want the health legislation to pass, but Congress rammed it through anyway.  It’s no surprise that people are angry, frustrated, and just plain overwrought by representatives who did NOT represent their constituents.

Some, unfortunately, have decided to let their legislators know just how much anger there is by sending harsh emails, voice mails, and even a brick through windows.  This violence is NOT limited to Democrats who overwhelmingly voted against the American public.  Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, also had damage to one of his buildings.

Hatred in politics is nothing new, especially when an entirely new social order is being foisted on unwilling participants.  What is new is that the Democrats have decided to try to mitigate the anger against their “aye” votes by drumming up new anger against those who use violence to try to show their anger.  If Democrats can change the focus from their forcing national health care on Americans to fearing violence from opponents, then they are halfway to being redeemed in the public’s eye.

However, this is a bogus, and blatantly political response by Democrats.  They have used every dirty trick, every cunning ploy, and even dubious legislative methods to force this bill through.  And, now, they want to play the victim!

Despite their extolling the new health legislation, none of Congress nor the President  are required to participate in the program.  They have their own “special” policy.  How undemocratic is that?

Despite their assurances that the new health legislation would save money, any thinking American knows that you cannot increase a pool of recipients and save money.  No.  Democrats plan taxes that you won’t notice until you check your pension plan….like the 3.8% INCREASE in taxes on dividends which is a 25% increase in total taxes on dividends!

Despite Democrats lamenting the violence, they secretly relish it because they can then extrapolate and attribute such actions to anyone who disagrees with them.  Witness the allegations that teaparty groups “MUST” be responsible!

Hatred in politics in nothing new.  What is new is that the media repeatedly follows the party line of the Democrats all the while denigrating FOX news and the independents and conservatives who are begging for fiscal responsibility.  What is new is that Democrats piously downplay their role in fomenting such reactions and use it as a political ploy to try to save members who voted against the public’s wishes.  Those votes are the source of a great deal of anguish for those of us who will be paying yet again for someone else’s profligate ways and for some, a source of hatred.

Although they are trying to place the blame on others, through their actions and votes,  Democrats and Health care are now  synonymous with Hatred and Politics.

How Obama is paying for health legislation………..

All those with dividend income — here’s your wake up call!

President Obama and his Democrats have finally found a “hidden” way to pay for the proposed health legislation–hidden because it is a sneaky tax that you won’t know about until you pay your taxes!  Although health legislation was supposed  to save money, the current legislation will still cost everyone by stealing  more “taxes” from  anyone with dividend income — what a surprise!  In fact, the new tax on all dividend income above $250,000 will be a hefty 25% increase because they are adding a 3.8% tax on dividends!

To cover the cost of those changes, the compromise would impose a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on investment income for wealthy taxpayers, a levy that would come in addition to a Senate-proposed increase in the regular payroll tax for those families. And it would slice an additional $60 billion from Medicare, with the privately run program known as Medicare Advantage targeted for particularly deep cuts, bringing the total reduction in projected spending on the program to more than $500 billion over the next decade.

Good bye,  senior pension plans!

Good-bye, all who worked hard through the years and invested in America’s companies through the stock market!

Good-bye, to the concept that what you earn is yours and not the government’s.

There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s not only going to take all your guns, but is gunning for your money, too!

Undemocratic Democrats!

Although Americans are adamantly AGAINST the current health legislation, Democrats are determined to ram it through by hook or by crook!

Although the bill is not even in its final, written version, Democrats want to vote on it.  Although the American public is disgusted with Democrats’ wheelings and dealings, President Obama is trying to intimidate dissenters into voting for it.   Although representatives were supposed to represent the American public’s wishes and best interests, Democrats continue spreading lies about how the legislation would work and smearing those who disagree and completely disregarding the protestations of a majority of Americans.  It is such a bad piece of legislation that Democrats are scurrying for ways to avoid voting on the actual bill, yet passing it on to the president.  This has been Chicago style politics from the beginning and it looks as though it will be dirty, double-dealing, criminal, and unconstitutional,  to the end.

Democrats had better reconsider.

Are they Americans first, or Democrats first?

If they’re Americans first, then they must follow the people’s wishes, i.e., vote AGAINST  THE HEALTH LEGISLATION THAT PELOSI, REID, AND PRESIDENT OBAMA ARE PUSHING.

If they’re Democrats first, then, like sheep, they will do as Pelosi  and Obama want them to do, even if they must subvert our Constitution.

A “no” vote will be difficult, but would prove that our Representatives truly are representative of the American public.  A “yes” vote will confirm that dirty politics with all its sweetheart deals and closed door arm twisting is the new motif of the Democrats’ party.  If the legislation passes, Democrats will be labeled as undemocratic….a title they will deserve!

So, are Democrats Americans first or Democrats first?  We’ll know the answer soon.

Clear as mud!

“And, I promise transparency in government….” and “open meetings” and “nothing behind closed doors”.  How many times did SENATOR Obama say that before becoming president?  And, a little over his first year, how many times have he and his fellow Democrats broken those promises?

If you look at health legislation alone, Democrats are wheeling and dealing ONLY behind closed doors.  There is nothing discussed in public nor are any reports issued so we can check up on our pseudo representatives in Congress.  No wonder the American public is vehemently against the current, health  legislation.  We know there are sweetheart deals and special favors for those that vote democrat — like unions.  We know that congressional votes are routinely being sought using state exemptions or student loans (which have NO bearing on health care but are someone’s special pet project) as a carrot to entice a “yes” vote.   We know that “some” Americans will once again pay more for a governmental program that no one, except the Democrats who are buying votes with our tax dollars, want!

In fact, Democrats are looking for every way possible to get this health legislation into law, even if it means subverting the Constitution with ridiculous “rules” like the Slaughter rule.

Health legislation, like the TARP bailouts, and everything else that President Obama and the Democrats do, is about as clear as mud!

Blame Bush

I’m blaming Bush for his partisanship policies and his unwillingness to reach across to LIEberals. This is so ridiculous I’m at a loss for words. Imagine the outrage if this was flipped and this was the Republicans in congress trying to pass this w/out a vote.

– Mr. Knowledge

Supreme Court Ruling?

Finally, Supreme Court Justice Roberts has replied to President Obama’s boorish behaviour at the State of the Union speech.

Roberts: Scene at State of Union `very troubling’

By JAY REEVES (AP) – 14 hours ago

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Obama’s State of the Union address was “very troubling” and the annual speech has “degenerated to a political pep rally.”

Obama chided the court, with the justices seated before him in their black robes, for its decision on a campaign finance case.

Responding to a University of Alabama law student’s question, Roberts said anyone was free to criticize the court, and some have an obligation to do so because of their positions.

So I have no problems with that,” he said. “On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum.

“The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court — according the requirements of protocol — has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling.”

Breaking from tradition, Obama criticized the court’s decision that allows corporations and unions to freely spend money to run political ads for or against specific candidates.


President Obama and his motley crew tried to oust FOX news from Americans’ media diet, but failed.

Now, Democrats are attempting to oust the DRUDGE report from Senate employees’ online diet.  Will this type of censorship succeed?

Hopefully, everyone will read a wide variety of news sources, including the DRUDGE, FOX news, and others,  and this blatant attempt to intimidate staffers into disregarding a valuable online news source will be seen for the political ploy it truly is.

Let’s hope that this type of censorship is not accepted and that this blatant grab for control of Americans’ minds and their right to know is also OUT-FOXED!

Inform me…

I’m really pissed off at the Census Bureau. They just informed me that I should expect to see a census form arriving within a week. Where the heck was my letter informing me I was getting this informational letter today?

What a friggin waste of money this is.

-Mr. Knowledge

Alternate Realities

Aka,  Senator Reid’s view of unemployment.

Senator Reid says that “only”  36,000 Americans lost their jobs last month!  Wow!  Of course, there are now 14 million out of work and some no longer are even looking due to the lack of jobs.  If you’re honest, and Senator Reid is not, add together the people getting unemployment WITH those who have quit looking and the figure is much closer to 17% unemployment than the 9.7% the administration is admitting to.

A friend suggested that maybe it’s time to strip Senator Reid of HIS job!  I agree!