Friday, October 31, 2008

Want to Keep More of the Money You Earned? Obama Calls You Selfish

Senator Obama has called hard working Americans that don't want to see an increase in their taxes "selfish." Sticks and stones senator....He also hearkened back to the Clinton administration and doted over his economic policies. Only problem is that it started in the Reagan era. The phrase "a rising tide lifts all boats" was an argument for trickle down Reaganomics. Here is the full quote, try not to gag on your keyboard.

"The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich," Obama said in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday. "I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. That’s the America dream, that’s the American way, that’s terrific.
"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.
"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."

Will America Have Buyer's Remorse?

The man can move a crowd, no doubt about it. He speaks with ease and flows in and out of talking points better than Bill Clinton. He has built his prominence out of thin air. He is a blank slate that voted present a hundred times. He is the one, Barack Obama. But, will America wake up next Wednesday with an election speech induced hang over and ask themselves "What have we done?" Will they realize, the owners and managers of companies, the hard working middle class, the one's that drive this economy and push America to improve daily....will they realize that words really do matter? Obama's economic plans have been tested. They have had a long trial run in places like France. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once claimed "America's economy is one of liberty, Europe's is one of equality." I know plenty of so called progressives in my town that long for this situation. I see it as a longing for everyone to be mediocre. Mona Charon wrote today this excerpt: "If Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats control large majorities in the House and Senate, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate will move the country decisively in the direction of dying Europe -- low productivity, high joblessness, low birth rates, high taxes, and limp foreign policies. The triumvirate will do this at a time when a vibrant America is more necessary than ever -- with Iran seeking nuclear weapons, Pakistan teetering, al-Qaida regrouping, China and Russia telegraphing hostility, and Iraq just barely emerging into the sunshine. " That says a lot in just a few lines. Is this really what Americans want? To just be? To conform to the world's standards of productivity, ingenuity and tax rates? I don't believe it truly is and I certainly hope we don't all wake up on November 5th with a buyer's remorse migraine.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama's Irish Toast to Khalidi

I have discovered the LA Times tape in question and was surprised that Obama used an old Irish toast. It fit quite well for Rashid, a former PLO spokesman. The following is what I uncovered.

"Rashid Khalidi is a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the Jews from Palestine,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Rashid Khalidi
And see all those Jews again."

Amazing isn't it. Makes you wonder why the LA Times kept this under wraps. Oh yeah, the Constitution of the United States has something to say about all this....

"'No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress or elector of President and Vice-President,or hold any office,civil or military under the United States or under any State...that has given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.'Amendment 14 Section 3"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Does Baron Represent the Values of the District?

Baron Hill is one slippery dude. He doesn't like to get pinned down on issues around election time and you hardly ever see video of him talking about issues. Thankfully, he still has a voting record. Let's take a brief stroll down roll call lane and see if his votes match up with the ideals that the majority in this district still hold dear.

Voted NO on banning abortion funding in US aid abroad (May 2001)

Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage (Sep 2004)

Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance (Sep 2004)

Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)

Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)

Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)

Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)

Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)

Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)

Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)

Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)

Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)

And this is just a partial list. Add to that the fact that as of June 2008, Baron had over $1.7 million on hand for his re-election bid. 65% of that money came from political committees and only 17% came from actual Hoosiers. I can only assume that most of that amount was from IU professors.

Mix it all together and bake it at 350 degrees for an hour and you get something that resembles an inside the beltway liberal. That is not representative of our district. One more thing to consider....Just look who this guy hangs out with.

Sarah Palin and Bocephus Tonight

The countdown is on. Eight hours till Sarah Palin rocks that big warehouse in Jeffersonville. I plan on getting there early and you should too. Organizers are planning on around 20,000 people being there. That is a tad more than showed up for Joe Biden a few weeks back. Doors open at 4:30 and Hank hits the stage at 6:30. The only thing that could infuriate liberals more would be Ted Nugent and Mitch Daniels on their Harley's. I feel like I am eighteen again sitting in Dan Quayle's Vice Presidential office. See you there and don't forget to wear red, a symbol of keeping the Hoosier state in the Republican category.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rokita Seeks Criminal Probe of ACORN

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita has requested a criminal investigation into the activities of ACORN which has been under scrutiny in Lake County. The request cites over 1,400 questionable voter registrations in that county. "This is a fraud perpetrated on all of the people of Indiana, because fraudulent registrations are the first step in diluting the voice of honest voters and rendering an inaccurate tally on Election Day," Rokita stated in his request to state and federal law enforcement officials. Federal law enforcement is also looking into the matter in Indiana as well as many other states.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Reagan's Sarcasm is Obama's Talking Point

The great Ronald Reagan once joked in Washington about the liberals view of taxation and spending, "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it." Barack Obama has taken those words to heart and will see them through if he is elected.

Township Assessor? I am Voting Yes.

The goal of most conservatives is to streamline government and keep taxation low and fair. With all the talk of property taxes in Indiana, there is one change we can make close to home that brings us near to the efficiency and fairness we all want to see. The last question of the ballot in Floyd County Township reads, “Should the assessing duties of the elected township assessor in the township be transferred to the county assessor?” Voting YES will eliminate the office, voting NO will keep it. I am voting "Yes." There are over 1000 township assessors in Indiana and they assess property in 1000 different ways. Let's correct this problem, have all property assessed according to a standard, make it a more efficient process and have the opportunity as citizens to assess the person we elect every four years. Vote for less government and fairer tax bills on November 4. Vote YES.