The Final Minority Report

Because Even Minorities Oppose Liberalism & Statism

US Forever in Debt – End Game

Below sums it all up pretty well.

BUSH DEFICIT VS. OBAMA DEFICIT IN PICTURES.

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/03/10-tax-spend-facts-for-tax-day-tea.html#links

According to Heritage, Obama will quadruple the deficit this year.

But when a Republican is President,running up deficits is “unpatriotic”:

Obama’s trillions dwarf Bush’s ‘dangerous’ spending
By Byron York
Chief political correspondent 2/24/09

http://www.dcexaminer.com/politics/Obamas-trillions-dwarf-Bushs-dangerous-spending.html

Pelosi and Reid called Bush’s budgets “dangerous” and “unpatriotic,” but with Obama, they’ve changed their tune.

Back in 2006, when Democrats were hoping to win control of the House and Senate, party leaders worked themselves into a righteous outrage over the issue of out-of-control federal spending. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the Republican budget “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” because it increased the amount of U.S. debt held by foreign countries. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused Republicans of going on “an unprecedented and dangerous borrowing spree” and declared GOP leadership “the most fiscally irresponsible in the history of our country … no other president or Congress even comes close.”

Good thing we had those super smart democrats to tell everybody how terrible and dangerous deficits are for America and the burden it will put on our future generations.

OHH…..wait…..deficits.
Hey no problem baby, deficits are “beneficial” now:

White House Budget Director Orszag: “Elevated Deficits Are Beneficial”

“During an economic downturn like we’re experiencing the deficit gets elevated which is not only natural, it’s beneficial because it helps bring the economy back up to the potential output level. In other words, the key problem we face right now is the gap between how much the economy could produce and how much it is producing. The whole point of the Recovery Act is to fill in that gap and part of that means a temporary elevated deficit.”
Peter Orszag
White House Budget Director
February 26, 2009

Yea baby!!!
democrats go from deficits being “unpatriotic and dangerous” to “beneficial and necessary”.

But no,wait.
It’s all Bush’s fault.480 billion deficit combined with the 700 billion Tarp (that democrats said we had to have) is the
real problem:

Reporter’s question to Orszag:

a related question, you know, when you all unveiled this budget you talked a lot about fiscal responsibility, and the end result is spiraling debt, basically. And I’m wondering if you see this task force as a means to begin to address that.

MR. ORSZAG: Well, let me answer that second question first. Again, I don’t know what spiraling debt you’re referring to, but we’re inheriting a budget situation that is a mess, and that we’re working our way out of.

“WHAT SPIRALING DEBT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!!!!”

Somehow quadrupling the debt is “beneficial” and not “spiraling debt”, but Bush’s less than 25% of this debt is “inheriting a budget that is a mess”.

This is why liberals are always having to announce how “intelligent” they are because it does not show.

This economy is 100% Obama’s and the democrats now.
Their spending and deficits dwarf anything from our previous Presidents combined.

04/03/2009 Posted by | Government Debt, Liberal Business, Obama Budget, Obey Obama, Polls, Populism, Pork, Redistribution of Wealth | 3 Comments

Budget, Deficit Call for $100,000 in Taxes for Workers Earning $150,000

So after hope-and-change, we really are going to be stuck with just change, aren’t we?

Taxes = Involuntary Servitude

The claim to reduce the deficit by half compares this year’s immense (mostly inherited) deficit to the projected fiscal year 2013 deficit, the last of his current term. While it is technically correct that the deficit would be less than half this year’s engorged level, a do-nothing budget would reduce it by 84%. Compared to do-nothing, Mr. Obama’s deficit is more than two and a half times larger in fiscal year 2013. Just his addition to the budget deficit, $459 billion, is bigger than any deficit in the nation’s history. And the 2013 deficit is supposed to be after several years of economic recovery, funds are being returned from the financial bailouts, and we are out of Iraq.

Finally, what of the claim not to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 a year? Even ignoring his large energy taxes, Mr. Obama must reconcile his arithmetic. Every dollar of debt he runs up means that future taxes must be $1 higher in present-value terms. Mr. Obama is going to leave a discounted present-value legacy of $6.5 trillion of additional future taxes, unless he dramatically cuts spending. (With interest the future tax hikes would be much larger later on.) Call it a stealth tax increase or ticking tax time-bomb.

AND is there support for such massive spending?

CNN and the Huffington Post dutifully reported the DNC’s claim of 642,000 pledges. Network cameras and the BBC showed up to film the operation. “We had one of the big printers downstairs smoking last night,” party spokesman Brad Woodhouse said.

In fact, the canvassing of Obama’s vaunted e-mail list of 13 million people resulted in just 114,000 pledges — a response rate of less than 1 percent. Workers gathered 100,000 more from street canvassing. The DNC got to 642,000 by making three photocopies of each pledge so that each signer’s senators and representative could get one.

Oh well. I guess he can always threaten voters just like he threatens bankers.

But President Barack Obama wasn’t in a mood to hear them out. He stopped the conversation, and offered a blunt reminder of the public’s reaction to such explanations. “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t buying that.”

My administration,” the president added, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”

The alternative option is to just follow the NYT and the love for Nazi-economics.

In the summer of 1933, just as they will do on Thursday, heads of government and their finance ministers met in London to talk about a global economic crisis. They accomplished little and went home to battle the crisis in their own ways.

More than any other country, Germany — Nazi Germany — then set out on a serious stimulus program. The government built up the military, expanded the autobahn, put up stadiums for the 1936 Berlin Olympics and built monuments to the Nazi Party across Munich and Berlin.

The economic benefits of this vast works program never flowed to most workers, because fascism doesn’t look kindly on collective bargaining. But Germany did escape the Great Depression faster than other countries. Corporate profits boomed, and unemployment sank (and not because of slave labor, which didn’t become widespread until later).

What author David Leonhardt leaves out is one little tiny uncomfortable fact: Hitler’s plans required wars of global conquest no later than 1942-43 (that he got a global war in 1939 was an accident; he thought the Allies wouldn’t fight). Because after eight or nine years of Obamanomics Nazinomics, Germany was going to be out of money. Totally out of money.

04/03/2009 Posted by | Government Debt, Obama Budget, Obey Obama, Redistribution of Wealth, Useful Idiots | , , | Leave a comment

Democrats Disenfranchise Voters

Democrats disenfranchise voters…and the NY Media still does NOT care. It’s okay if they’re not a minority, right?

Under New York law, absentee ballots in this race had to be postmarked by March 30, the day before the March 31 election, and received by April 7. That left most military voters only 25 days to receive, mark and return their absentee ballots, which everyone agrees isn’t enough time, given overseas mail delays.

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, which is responsible for enforcing the federal statute that guarantees the right of overseas citizens and military personnel to vote by absentee ballot, contacted the New York State Board of Elections and requested that they issue their ballots sooner for this race. The two Republican members of the board voted to support this request. Yet the two Democratic members of the board, shamefully enough, voted against doing so. Were they trying to disenfranchise military voters?

04/03/2009 Posted by | Voting Rights | | Leave a comment

Letter to my Congressman

Congressman Lacy Clay represents my district. He’s never responded fully to a question. However, I consistently bug his office about federal government spending. The same goes to Claire McCaskill (but I do substitute the appropriate words to directly address her).
Here’s the latest question

Dear Congressman Clay,

As a long-time Missouri, and a first generation Mexican-American, I had two questions concerning the stimulus plan earlier this year and the upcoming votes on the Federal Budget.

(1) How does passage of the stimulus bill in February, which OVERTURNED Clinton’s welfare reform provisions of the mid-1990s, benefit St. Louis taxpayers?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/kausfiles/archive/2009/02/11/turning-over-the-rock.aspx

(2) How does the government’s pledge to spend more money this year (in terms of the stimulus package and the federal budget) than what the entire US GDP output was last year benefit St. Louis taxpayers?

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=armOzfkwtCA4&refer=home

PLEASE give an actual response. Your office has never returned this constituent’s questions about federal government spending.

Sincerely,
A St. Louis (and Federal) Taxpayer

04/03/2009 Posted by | Obama - Housing Bill, Obama - Spending Bills, Obama - Stimulus Bill, Obey Obama, Redistribution of Wealth, tax cheats, Useful Idiots | Leave a comment

Over 3 Years, 9 Patients Made 2,700 ER Visits Costing $33 Million

Guess who’s paying for these visits? YOU – THE TAXPAYER!
Don’t think this is just isolated to Austin.

AUSTIN, Texas – Just nine people accounted for nearly 2,700 of the emergency room visits in the Austin area during the past six years at a cost of $3 million to taxpayers and others, according to a report. The patients went to hospital emergency rooms 2,678 times from 2003 through 2008, said the report from the nonprofit Integrated Care Collaboration, a group of health care providers who care for low-income and uninsured patients.

“What we’re really trying to do is find out who’s using our emergency rooms … and find solutions,” said Ann Kitchen, executive director of the group, which presented the report last week to the Travis County Healthcare District board.

The average emergency room visit costs $1,000. Hospitals and taxpayers paid the bill through government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, Kitchen said.

Eight of the nine patients have drug abuse problems, seven were diagnosed with mental health issues and three were homeless. Five are women whose average age is 40, and four are men whose average age is 50, the report said, the Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday.

“It’s a pretty significant issue,” said Dr. Christopher Ziebell, chief of the emergency department at University Medical Center at Brackenridge, which has the busiest ERs in the area.

Solutions include referring some frequent users to mental health programs or primary care doctors for future care, Ziebell said.

“They have a variety of complaints,” he said. With mental illness, “a lot of anxiety manifests as chest pain.”

04/03/2009 Posted by | Health Care | | Leave a comment

The Myth about Mexico, American, and Fire-Arms

Somehow, the truth just does not come out.

You’ve heard this shocking “fact” before — on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.

— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.

— CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.

— California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.”

— William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”

There’s just one problem with the 90 percent “statistic” and it’s a big one:

It’s just not true.

In fact, it’s not even close. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S.

04/03/2009 Posted by | Mexico | , | Leave a comment

Bailout-Mania: Do Voters Have a Clue?

Unfortunately, I’m leaning towards voters having absolutely no clue as to how much money the Obama and Democrats Co. have spent in the past 70 days.

04/03/2009 Posted by | Government Debt, Liberal Business, Obama - Domestic Policy, Obama - Spending Bills, Obama - Stimulus Bill, Redistribution of Wealth | , , , | Leave a comment

An Illustration Full of Thoughts

Have people finally started to come around? Or am I hoping for enough “change” in actual voter’s attitudes?

04/03/2009 Posted by | Minister of Culture | | Leave a comment

NYT Beginning to Notice “Lack of Change”

You know something’s in the air when the NYT begins to question The Zero (he’s no “One”)
But does it mean anything?

04/03/2009 Posted by | Polls, Populism, Redistribution of Wealth, Useful Idiots | | Leave a comment