We the People

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The Declaration of Independence

This Document should be sacred to all citizens of America. For in this document is the heart, soul and strength of our freedom.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

This portion is very simple. To secure our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we established our government. Our government derives its power from the people. whenever any form of government becomes destructive of our lives, liberty or pursuit of happiness (capitalism and free market etc) it is our right and our responsibility to institute a new government.

Do not take these words lightly. President Obama is contemplating signing a treaty with the UN in Copenhagen that will remove our liberty and freedom, that will take precedent over our constitution, that will give the rule of law to the United Nations over Americans. The UN is not a country, it is a club.

Think about the following paragraph very hard, and think about what is going on in our government this very day:

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

We severed ourselves from England because of the taxation, because of the dictatorial ruling power, because the ruling power spoke for itself and not for the people. We are faced with it again. President Obama is “pursuing invariably the same object”, a one world government. The President and congress are reducing us under absolute despotism, apologizing to the world for our actions, spitting in the face of Americans and all we stand for by bowing to kings and rulers of other countries, abdicating that we must give our wealth to the rest of the world.

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

You can easily substitute our congress and president for King of Britain here. You can also add socialism and marxism to tyranny.

Please read the rest of this document (it’s not that long) in entirety. I think you will be shocked at the similarities to today’s present governing authority.

We have solutions, we can take back America by force, or we can do it through the Continental Congress. There are many more.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Our freedom, liberty, pursuit of happiness is at stake.

If You See Stars…

…then it hit you right between the eyes. This is exactly where it should hit.

There wont be any coddling, or protecting your feelings. Nothing posted here will be flowery and “sensitive to others” or trying to be politically correct. No content will be formatted or worded to keep from “possibly offending someone” or  preventing someone from taking it the wrong way. If you are the type that will pick a word or phrase and isolate it as some sort of personal attack on you, that’s your problem, too bad, deal with it.

This blog is not here to fix your insecurities, your personal hangups, your defiance of authority issues or a platform of games such as the word game or semantics fights. If you have a penchant to pick something apart based on words you don’t like, tough crap, get a life and find something else to do.

The purpose here is to get a point across, not engage in immature arguments about what word was used or your inability to do anything else but hunt for an agenda or underlying conspiracy theory by reading between the lines and launching an attack based on what you think is there, that isn’t there. Again, Get a life.

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Carbon Tax Insanity

Carbon Tax law passes in Australia.

The perceived problem that environmentalists, politicians and the UN want you to believe is that there is an unacceptable level of Pollution, Green House Gasses (GHG) and CO2 in our atmosphere causing the earth to have a fever a.k.a global warming.

What is a carbon tax? A carbon tax is an indirect tax—a tax on a transaction—as opposed to a direct tax, which taxes income. A carbon tax is also called a price instrument, since it sets a price for carbon dioxide emissions. In economic theory, pollution is considered a negative externality, a negative effect on a party not directly involved in a transaction, which results in a market failure. To confront parties with the issue, the economist Arthur Pigou proposed taxing the goods (in this case fossil fuels) which were the source of the negative externality (carbon dioxide) so as to accurately reflect the cost of the goods’ production to society, thereby internalizing the costs associated with the goods’ production. A tax on a negative externality is called a Pigovian tax, and should equal the marginal damage costs.

What is Carbon? Carbon is present in every fossil fuel (coal, petroleum, and natural gas) and is released as carbon dioxide (CO2) when they are burnt. Carbon is present in all living things (plants, human, and animal) and most non-living things (earth, ocean, rock, iron, etc). Carbon dioxide is released from many things such as human beings and animals exhaling, volcanic eruptions both above ground and under water (the earth exhaling), from burning materials as mentioned above (burning fossil fuels, burning crop fields, forest fires, burning gasoline and aviation fuel, etc).

There are several allotropes of carbon of which the best known are graphite, diamond, and amorphous carbon. Carbon is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, and the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. It is present in all known life forms, and in the human body carbon is the second most abundant element by mass (about 18.5%) after oxygen. This abundance, together with the unique diversity of organic compounds and their unusual polymer-forming ability at the temperatures commonly encountered on Earth, make this element the chemical basis of all known life.

Problematic Impact: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body tasked with reviewing and assessing the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It provides the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences, notably the risk of climate change caused by human activity. However, the IPCC does not carry out its own original research, nor does it do the work of monitoring climate or related phenomena itself. A main activity of the IPCC is publishing special reports on topics relevant to the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). National science academies and the Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have pointed out the potential impacts of human-induced climate change.

Large-scale deforestation started with the arrival of Europeans to the Amazon region in the 1500s. From the start of colonization, Brazil was seen as a country that was rich in natural resources (such as Brazilwood) that could be shipped to Europe. As other resources were discovered (including gold, silver, diamonds) the use of Brazil as a natural-resource provider expanded. The loss of trees (deforestation) causes nearly a 20 percent increase of global greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of the world’s entire transport sector. Currently more than 6000 acres an hour of rain forest is cleared from around our equator.

The rain forests at the equator are mother nature’s huge air filtration system. The heavy minerals and pollution in our atmosphere, including that created by volcanic eruptions above ground and below sea-level, are filtered at the equator through the rain forests. When you start removing the filter, conditions become catastrophic.

What does all this mean? Carbon is a naturally occurring element. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is required by all vegetation world wide to live, breathe and exist (exhaling life giving oxygen). CO2 is released into the atmosphere but not evenly as there are lower levels of CO2 at the north and south poles, while much higher levels exist gradually as you head toward the equator where the highest levels exist. As you approach the equator from either pole you reach first a temperate zone then a tropical zone. The North Temperate Zone is between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. The South Temperate Zone is between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle. The Tropic Cancer and Capricorn make up the Tropical zone, with the equator being the center.

All of the world’s tropical wet and rain forest regions exist in the tropical zone as well as 70% of the world’s arid regions. The vegetation that thrives at our equator (mainly rain forests), do so because of the moisture and abundant amount of CO2. This happens to be where the earth’s vast majority of oxygen originates as this vegetation exhales, while the temperate zones pick up the rest of the burden. All living things with lungs or gills inhale oxygen and exhale CO2, while all other living things exhale oxygen and inhale CO2.

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at fighting global warming. The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty with the goal of achieving the “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”

Why would anyone fight global warming or cooling when it is a natural cycle of the planet? Where did mankind find the authority to “stabilize” the earths atmosphere and prevent it from changing? There are only 110 years of recorded weather history in the world, where the rest of history’s weather is based on experiments and incomplete data collection about our past beyond 110 years.

There isn’t a single study or factual report to show exactly how much CO2 is consumed by all the vegetation in the world, at the equator, or in a rain forest in any country to show or prove that natures filter system can’t keep up.

CO2 is NOT a pollutant, it is the life giving gas that vegetation needs to inhale in order to live. Oxygen is a product of all vegetation that is the life giving gas that all life with lungs and gills inhale in order to live.

Problem/Solution:

The perceived problem  is that there is an unacceptable level of Pollution, Green House Gasses (GHG) and CO2 which causes global warming.

The solution that the UN and countries that ratify the Kyoto protocol believe to be the best, is to tax the top companies that burn the carbons which produces carbon dioxide (life giving gas for vegetation). This will somehow force those companies to stop or reduce the amount of carbons they burn. The truth of the matter is, the tax will change nothing for those big bad companies because they will just pass the tax burden on to the consumer who will pay a small increase in the  products and services they purchase from those big bad companies, i.e. a few cents more for gas/petrol per gallon/litre. The Australian government has the audacity to tell its citizens that 9 out of 10 households will receive compensation from the government to offset this extra cost. What the hell? Who are the 1 out of 10? Where is that list? How did the Australian government come up with an exact figure showing how much of a price increase will be made by all 500 companies to their products and services (to offset this new tax), in order to send an exact amount of compensation monies to 9 out of every 10 houses on your street? What’s next, an “air tax” where the top 500 companies that produce oxygen (I’m assuming tree farms, plant farms, algae farms, and others that produce oxygen exhaling plants) are taxed and oxygen will be called a pollutant like CO2?

Now for my solution: Throw away the carbon tax idea all together. Taxation is the Australian governments solution to everything just like the Democrats in the US. My idea is far superior to taxation. Stop cutting down the rain forests, replant what has been cut down, increase the size of rain forests.

PLANT MORE TREES!

If you increase the size of natures filter, then you increase its capacity to do the job of filtering. God forbid we increase the number of plants that produce oxygen. No one has to stop building, or stop industrial growth, just plant an equivalent (or more) number of trees and plants that can inhale all of the carbon dioxide produced by said growth. Here is another shocker, certain varieties of bamboo inhale 5 times more CO2 than trees.

PLANT MORE BAMBOO!

My idea doesn’t involve taxing anyone which means no burden will be passed on to the consumer. In fact if the governments of the world wanted to give a “credit” to companies for doing something good, then give them a tax break or tax credit for planting trees and plants that are equal to or greater than the amount of CO2 said company produces. Plants and trees tend to grow (requiring more CO2 and producing more oxygen) and reproduce. I know, huge shock right?

Now a little about me. I am not an environmentalist, or a tree hugger, or looking for a hand out from the government, or a hippie, or a representative of a special interest group. I am an ordinary, common sense, average person who believes that taxation is not the answer to everything.

There are other groups that have this same belief such as Avoided Deforestation Partners, or ADP, and the global conservation process REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation).

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You…

While many people are concerning themselves with the constant ramblings, rhetoric and spew from our congress and president about our economy, health care, etc., the rest of us are reminding ourselves why things are the way they are.

Even with all our shortcomings, our failures, our sad ugly mistakes, we are still citizens of a great nation and we stand for freedom, honor, truth and justice. It is these among many others we stand for that give us the power, courage, and strength to do.

I’m taking the time to repost what I feel is extremely close to the heart of all Americans. To do right.

This article was written by an unknown female author who has the understanding and insight of why we, as Americans, are set apart from all others. Our pride, compassion and patriotism are all very well defined in this fictitious story…the story

Health Care Reform – B.O. Politics

As usual, B.O. Politics stinks. Obama hangs himself yet again with the not so sharp double speak he learned so well in order to become a politician. Obama characterizes America’s anger and opposition to reforming health care as a conspiracy theory, a plan to deliberately scare away support for reforming health care.

Yes, some aspects of our current health care system need fixing and tweaking, but Obama feels that the way to fix it is to completely overhaul it and reform it as if health care were a stunning disgrace to society. More double speak from B.O.

CNN reports “Obama and Democratic leaders have accused opponents of health care changes of organizing protests intended to drown out the debate…” What a bunch of crap. Last I checked, if the public wanted something done, changed or stopped in America, you made your voice heard because every voice counts. The now famous Town Halling going on around America seems to be a fantastic way for our congressmen to get it right between the eyes about how the public feels about something. Now that they are getting it right between the eyes, the Democrats and B.O. can’t face it, so they are characterizing it as a conspiracy. I got news for our President, if you ignore the voice of the public, and dismiss our voice as a conspiracy, the next event following is naturally a revolt against the Dictator in office who refuses to “hear the people.”

“What is truly scary, what is truly risky, is to do nothing,” Obama said, noting that premiums paid for health care coverage were rising three times faster than wages and that the government-run Medicare program for senior citizens would run out of money within a decade.

Oh really? You mean like how Democrats in congress swore that businesses were “too big to fail” and that Wall Street and Banks and Auto makers had to be bailed out of their grossly mismanaged and failing businesses? THis turned out to be false, those banks and companies should have been allowed to fail so that the “natural course of economics” could prevail which was for other successful banks and businesses to buy them out. By the way, even after some of the companies got their bailout money, and still failed to recover, they were bought out or merged with successful businesses.

CNN reports “Obama defended his call for a government-funded public health insurance plan” and supporting this action as a need for government competition to our current health providers with statements like

“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine,” Obama said, referring to private courier services that compete with the U.S. Postal Service. “It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.”

Wow, lets just think about this for a minute. Tons of double speak here and of course hanging himself with statements like this. Social Security is a government plan that is going bankrupt, Medicare is a government plan that is going bankrupt, the U.S. Post Office is a government plan that is going bankrupt. Yet in his own words B.O. concedes that UPS, Fed-Ex are doing better. I got news for B.O., our health providers are doing better than medicare and medicaid, IRA’s and Personal retirement companies are doing better than Social Security. Now you are going to tell us that a government Health Care plan is what we need and it has to be done before congress goes on break?

Typical tactic to get something corrupt into the system before anyone can do a double take.

Senator Arlen Specter speaks about the anger and frustration of the public at his town-hall gatherings and dismisses it saying “the rhetoric was ‘within acceptable limits,’ ” Specter told reporters that economic and political anxieties have created a “level of anger in the country” that has not been seen since the Great Depression.

I have more news for the Democrats, we aren’t angry at the economy and it isn’t political anxiety, we are angry at congressmen and women trying to control our economy, our lives, our liberty, our outspoken voices our private businesses, the banking industry, the housing industry, the auto industry, etc.

You tried to bail out Chrysler and General Motors and what did it get you? They are still failing, but wait, Ford refused bailout money, and is doing just fine. Why? Because they aren’t running their company into the ground with greed and corruption.

How many banks and financial firms received bail out money, paid bonuses to their executives anyway, haven’t paid back our tax dollars, still failed and were subsequently bought out by another company? One was too many, let alone four or five.

B.O., the public is angry, we are complaining about you and the Democrats forcing socialism on us, forcing bigger government on us to control our lives. The public is telling you and congress to STOP THE INSANITY!

Judges have Bonified Brainfart – order thousands of Calif. inmates released

Special panel says there is no other way to improve poor prison conditions.

updated 9:32 p.m. ET, Mon., Feb. 9, 2009

AP – SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A special panel of federal judges tentatively ruled Monday that California must release tens of thousands of inmates to relieve overcrowding.

The judges said no other solution will improve conditions so poor that inmates die regularly of suicides or lack of proper care.

“There are simply too many prisoners for the existing capacity,” they wrote. “Evidence offered at trial was overwhelmingly to the effect that overcrowding is the primary cause of the unconstitutional conditions that have been found to exist in the California prisons.”

via Judges order Calif. inmates released – Life- msnbc.com.

I know California has a serious budget problem. OK,, lots of states do. California’s prisons are overcrowded, but then I am sure if they deported the illegal immigrant inmates, that would help a bit.

What really gets me is this solution. I don’t think I have ever heard anything as absurd as our prisons are overcrowded and we have a budget problem, so lets release thousands of criminals into the public streets.

Does anyone else see a problem with this brain storm? I laughed at the wording as well, that the overcrowding is the primary cause of unconstitutional conditions. Give me a flippin break. They are crooks, incarcerated and have no rights. They gave up their rights when they decided they didn’t want to be law abiding citizens.

I also saw a perfect solution in their statement “conditions so poor that inmates die regularly of suicides or lack of proper care.” And the downside to this is what? Let em die, let em kill each other, let em kill themselves. I see a huge cost savings and a big “good riddance” of the criminal element in our society.

Not to mention, what a great idea for deterrence. Maybe someone thinking of committing a crime will first think “wait, there is no room in prison, lack of health care, I might die in prison, I better not sell these drugs, or rape this person, or rob this bank, etc.”

I’d like to know what you think about this. Make a comment, take the poll.

Fixing America

You may have heard our new fearless leader proclaim that change is what we need and that change must start with fixing America.

Two things come to mind almost immediately with one being that change brings two schools of thought , change for the better, and change for the worse. Change is a great flash word and it was used heavily in President Obama’s campaign, however it is merely a flash word while overstating the obvious that occurs in our lives and our country all the time. Evolution is change. Growth is change. Getting married is change. We have plenty of change already, both good and bad.

The next flashy statement was that America needs to be fixed. Really? I didn’t know America was broken. Congress is broken, yes. The SEC is broken, yes. Government and corporate policies are broken, yes. Our goverment is trying to break its citizens, yes, but America is not broken.

Americans were outraged when the big 3 auto makers flew to Washington D.C. on their expensive corporate jets to extort our government with “give us some bail out money or we will fire 3,000,000 employees” and now we have the President of the United States flying from Andrews AFB to Williamsburgh (155 miles – 12 minute flight) to listen to and speak to the Democtratic Conference.

This is not a cheap flight. When Air Force 1(747) flies, so does the backup 747. The cost of both jets flying 155 miles and then the return trip is huge. The President touts his tech saviness all the time. There is no reason why he couldn’t have video conferenced.

TYLER WHITLEY AND BILL GEROUX TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITERS
Published: February 6, 2009

WILLIAMSBURG — President Barack Obama made a quick trip to Virginia last night…

…Aboard the plane, the president wore a new blue jacket stitched with the words Air Force One in cursive and the presidential seal on his right side and “Barack Obama” on the left side.

“I’ve got my spiffy jacket so I thought I’d come and show it off,” he joked with reporters.

“What do you think about this spiffy ride? It’s not bad.”

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am getting the severe impression that our new President thinks this is fun and games at the tax payers expense.


Swindled in America

On a daily basis I am surprised at how easy it is to swindle Americans out of their money and a vote.

In the 1960’s JFK made a speech that implored you to ask not what your country can do for you, instead, ask what you can do for your country. For two years Obama campaigned the exact opposite, and spent your campaign dollars telling you what he will do for you. As history now shows, you bought it.

How could this have happened? Could it have been a simple case of lack of education and the structure of our own government? Could it have been just a great Hollywood performance? Could it be that you wanted to hear certain words like “change” (be it for good or bad), and “united”?

We have Joe Public who goes down to a car dealer to buy a new car. He saw an advertisement on TV that told him he would get a $5000 off deal, or a $5000 trade in allowance, or some BS gimmick whre there is no savings at all of any kind let alone $5000 worth. Joe Public ends up buying a car for 3 times its actual value. Why? because the car makers have to pay union wages which are 3 times the cost of non-union wages and they car makers have to offset this with the price of the car to still make a profit. As Joe public drives off the car lot with a car he paid three times what its worth, he understands the value of the car is just got cut in half by simply driving off the lot with it. This is OK with Joe, because the key word “New” is still in his head and in his nostrils. He got swindled out of his hard earned money, but is it new.

Now Joe Public sees on TV that the Big 3 have gone to congress to ask for “more” of his hard earned money he paid in taxes. They got it. Now Joe is feeling even more swindled. Then Joe realizes, this isn’t the only time. Other privately owned companies have gone to congress, as if congress were a bank, and asks for more of his money.

Meanwhile, Joe finds out that he is losing his mortgage and is facing a layoff at work. How can this be? In his depression, Joe mutters profanities at the President of the United States, not realizing that this blame is misplaced. See, Joe Public didn’t get a great education so he doesn’t understand the “limited powers” of the executive branch of the government, in fact didn’t even know there was a branch. Joe also doesn’t realize that the true power to approve or disapprove where his tax money is spent lies within congress, not the office of the president.

Joe Public is very depressed now as he turns on C-Span and watches where his tax dollars (33% of his income) is being spent and wonders “why did I vote for a powerless president? I don’t even see him sitting in congress.” Then it hits him as Joe recognizes the people he voted for, sitting in congress, giving away his money to the people he just gave money to for a new car, gave even more money to for his house and other companies getting a load of his money.

Joe says to himself, “I should have put more importance on who I hired into congress, than on voting for a President that can’t really do anything for me. I’m supposed to be doing something for my country to make it a better place, not relying on a double talking president to do it for me.”

As Joe hears in the background that another $800 billion and another $350 billion behind that are going to be used to “stimulate” the economy, a thought occurs to him. There are roughly 300 millions people in America, 7% (21 million) illegal immigrants, 150 million under the age of 18, (2.5 kids per household) 6 – 11% unemployed or on welfare (18 to 33 million) which leaves about 100 million employed working Americans. If I were a congressmen I could save a lot of the tax payers dollars by giving it back to them to stimulate the econmy, instead of giving it to these failing private companies. Yes, if I gave everyone $1000 back to the  100 million working Americans that would only be $100 billion. I could tell car companies to shut down their plants overseas and put that saved money into operations here at home. I could reverse NAFTA so that Dupont and Hershey and other major companies brought jobs back to America. I could take the unemployed and train them up to be border patrol agents with the hundrds of billions of dollars in tax payers money I saved from not giving it to failing companies. I could randomly drug test welfare recipients every month and for everyone that fails the drug test, they are permanently denied welfare which would save billions more dollars that can be given back to hard working Americans.

Joe Public starts to light up as all these simple solutions that he never heard utterd by “Both Ways Obama” in the entire two years of his campaign.  Joe beams even more as he realizes he can “fire” [with a vote] these crooks in congress with the real power, handling his tax dollars, just as easily as he “hired” them. Afterall, they aren’t performing to the level of expectations and job requirements, and someone who can do the job are waiting to be hired. Why have we been paying Ted Kenndy all these years? Yes, I do want change, I want these crooks and criminals in congress FIRED!

Big 3 Auto Makers Charged With Extortion

If anyone else had gone to Washington and gave Congress an ultimatum that if they didn’t give $25 billion to bail their company out of hot water or one to three million people would lose their jobs and throw America into economic ruin, they would be going to prison on charges or extortion. But this is the Big 3, so people will be looking the other way.

You wont be seeing those headlines because General Motors (GM), Ford, and Daimler feel they are above the law and the main stream media doesn’t recognize extortion since they don’t even recognize that they committed treason many times over while reporting on military matters based on the fact that it was news and it’s freedom of the press (which is a different story for another time).

President Bush felt it was necessary to “help out” the economy even though it isn’t his responsibility to bail out businesses who fail at being a profitable business, by offering a $700 billion safety net. The House of Representatives were smart enough to vote it down. However, the Senate wasn’t so bright, and they passed the measure.

At that time, I stated it was a huge mistake and it would set a trend that this country doesn’t need to start. Company after company have gotten in line for tax payers money to save their failed mortgage companies, banks, and so on. Remember Bear and Stearns, one of the largest global investment banks and securities trading and brokerage firms, got a huge handout of tax payers dollars. Blew that wad, and then sold out to JPMorgan Chase.

Having contributed a combined $1,842,297 to federal candidates, according to data gathered by the Center for Responsive Politics, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stepped up to the line asking for handouts. AIG is on the rescue list. This trend should never have started but at least these failing companies only “asked” for help. The big 3 went over the line and is attempting to extort the government and the American citizens.

I’m afraid I have to say two things, let them fail and arrest the big 3. But wont that kill the economy? Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm answers questions during a news conference in Troy, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. Granholm said that “the crisis in the auto industry is urgent”, arguing that “the national economy rests on this”. However this can not be farther from the truth. The Japanese’s own Big 3- Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and other prominent foreign car manufacturers are ready and waiting to fill the production capacity and demand vacuum left by the Big 3’s failure to continue dominating the North American market.

Another cause for this failing business, unions. Union workers get on average double to triple the wages of a non-union worker. If union workers are laid off, the big 3 are required by contract to pay 95% of their base pay during the time they are laid off. These among other costs not mentioned have to be absorbed by the companies which ultimately go into the sale of the vehicle.

So what do we have here: Car companies who charge us 3 times what they should be for the sale of a vehicle, Car companies who would rather (according to their bean counters) pay out on lawsuits for wrongful death caused by their malfunctioning vehicles rather than fix the defects because its “more cost effective” to pay the lawsuits than recall vehicles, Car companies who have fought for years not to produce more and more fuel efficient vehicles because there isn’t a big enough profit in the effort, (and the list goes on) and now they want our tax dollars to bail them out of their failing business?!?!

LET THEM FAIL! The answer here is simply that they need to file bankruptcy like every other failing business which isn’t an honorable thing to do when you fail, but it is the right thing to do in this situation. Suck it up and file.

My Fellow Americans, Call your Senators and tell them to STOP the trend. Its going to have a lasting ill-effect for the next 30+ years and our children will be paying the price.

Welfare Addiction

Many times I have talked with friends about the idea an anonymous man had for trimming the fat from our welfare system. All too often we have heard how much of our hard earned money from the “working Americans” is going into the welfare system, and how few people actually deserve the check.

I wont go into how many illegal immigrants are earning money in America and not paying a single penny into the federal system that pays for welfare and other community programs. I will save that for another post. Right now is as good a time as any to start trimming the fat from the welfare system.

welfare reformOne way we can do that is to change a small way the welfare system works, and that is to require each welfare applicant to take a drug test during the submission of their application and to take a drug test once a month, on a random date, while they are on the program. The first time someone fails the drug test, they lose their welfare and are banned from collecting welfare ever again, ever. The money that would be saved from paying drug addicts to be on welfare would more than pay for the new testing, and the rest could go to people who actually need the assistance or other programs.

welfare780579.gifNow as it would happen, I was talking to a friend of mine that I used to chat with in public chat rooms frequently, and we agreed we had both seen many conversations of people that are on welfare, in a chat room. These people were supporting , of course, how necessary the welfare system is and how it helps so many people. A great many of us did agree it is important to an extent, however, how is it possible that a welfare recipient can pay for an internet connection and a computer, if they are on welfare? Welfare is meant to give assistance to those who can not afford the basic necessities for survival.

Access to the Internet and purchasing a computer, is a luxury, not a necessity. So it would stand to reason that the welfare department should be doing random inspections of the homes of welfare recipients, and a review of their utility bills to verify that no luxuries are being purchased such as internet access and computers.

The whole idea is not to enable an addict, even someone addicted to welfare. If someone needs Internet access to find a job instead of using their feet, then it isn’t an unsurmountable task to walk up to the public library and use their computers, or even go to the employment office and use their computers.

It’s time to stop funneling money into the hands of addicts through government programs. How can you help? Elect an official to oversee where your hard earned money is going, and stop electing politicians who thrive on special interest groups and padding their own pockets.