Wednesday, February 18, 2009

American Idiots: Al Sharpton and the Associated Press

"Rev." Al Sharpton accused the New York Post this week of publishing a racist cartoon. I don't see how any normal human being can make this accusation while looking at this cartoon. According to Sharpton and the Associated Press, this cartoon implies that the monkey is Obama because he supported the stimulus. However, the obvious intent of the comic is to say that the stimulus bill could have been written by a monkey.
As for the passing of the stimulus bill, Obama did a wonderful job instilling fear in the minds of Americans. Rather than providing encouragement and confidence, he used fear to garner support for his bill. Maybe he'll choose to inspire Americans now that he's achieved both his personal and the Democratic Party's agenda. It's unfortunate that millions of Americans are struggling to pay bills yet our congressional leaders chose to spend billions on absurd projects that will never stimulate our economy. It did however earn votes for those select few that might actually benefit from this package but these people are few and far between. Some stimulus waste includes $726 million for after school snack programs, a $1 billion increase for the 2010 National Concensus which his already over budget by $3 billion, $6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green buildings", $850 million for Amtrak (a company that consistently post quarterly loss after quarterly loss), $500 million for repairing the National Institutes of Health facilities and and much much more. These may be good programs but do they truly stimulate the economy? No, they have little no to no impact on the economy. According to some Democrats, the stimulus will create over 3.5 million jobs while only costing the American tax payers $228,000 per job for a job that would typically merit $30-40,000 a year. What a bargain! You have to love how efficient our national government is.
Is it too much to ask for to have a government that considers our future and make responsible decisions? Why couldn't they have just created a bipartisan bill that included tax cuts, mortgage and unemployment support, and aid to small businesses and corporations to create new jobs?
Let me hear your thoughts on the cartoon, the stimulus and my opinions.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Obama's Cabinet Pick Requirements: No Character

Some of Obama's recent cabinet picks have been involved in some controversies.

Health and Human Services cabinet nominee Tom Daschle apparently forgot to pay $120,000 in taxes owed to the IRS.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner also "forgot" to pay taxes also. Apparently this made him a prime contender for him to oversee the IRS.

Nominee Nancy Killefer also dropped out of the running for unpaid taxes.

These politicans were not forced to pay any penalties whil every other American would be punished and have their property seized. Tax evasion is acceptable in the new administration but that's not all.

Bill Richardson dropped out of the running because of an investigation into swapping government contracts for political contributions. Will any form of punishment come of this? No.

I could keep going and discuss some of Obama's controversies like domestic terrorist William Ayers who bombed the Capital and the Pentagon, racist Reverend Wright who believes the "white devil invented AIDS to whipe his people off the planet", voter fraud organization ACORN and so on but the list would be too long.

The truth is that politicans no longer value morals and ethics. They consider themselves to be untouchable and that they don't have to abide by the rules. I was eager to see if Obama would truly provide the change Washington has been desperately needing for decades. It's evident that he's not changing anything for the better. He's nominating friends with terrible character to the highest positions in government. Until our countries leader's change their priorities and focus back on the American people, we'll continue to head in the wrong direction. We'll have a government composed of politicians who look out for only themselves and their immediate voters rather than the welfare of the entire country.

Reaganomics 101

Warning: The following contains proven economic principles which counter everything a Democrat supports. If you find this offensive, please continue reading anyways. The current administration's agenda will not help fight the recession and could use a lesson from Ronald Reagan.

4 Pillars of Reaganomics
1. Less government spending
2. Low taxes
3. Low regulation
4. Control the money supply to reduce inflation

Reagan believed that more wealth equaled for everyone was better for the country. "Trickle-down economics" provides tax cuts for individuals and businesses which allows these companies to pay employees more, invest more in research and development, and expand the size and scope of businesses. Is there proof of Reagan's success? Absolutely! Even while facing a recession unemployment fell drastically creating nearly 16 million new jobs and increasing annual household income by over $4,000. All of this in the midst of a recession.

Obama and his administration want to increase tax rates (as witnessed during his 2008 campaign speeches), take "windfall profits" from companies that actually run a business efficiently and turn profits, "spread the wealth" as Biden says, and increase social programs for those who don't even pay taxes in the first place. The lower 40% of income earners currently pay zero (yes, zero) dollars in taxes. Obama wants to incease this amount to 50%. Who will these individuals vote for?

The stimulus package that just passed in Congress will cost Americans over $1.3 trillion in the long run. We can't continue to think America can spend its way out of this economic crisis. We have to lower taxes, provide incentives and opporunities for private businesses to create new jobs, and drastically slash government spending. Government spending is already spinning out of control and this administration has proven it's going to continue the trend.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cars, Money, Drugs and Obama???

After the night of the election, Young Jeezy released a new song called "My President is Black". Here's the hook of the most embarrassing song in the last decade.

My president is black, my Lambo's blue
And I'll be goddamned if my rims ain't too
My momma ain't at home, and daddy's still in jail
Tryna make a plate, anybody seen the scale?
My president is black, my Lambo's blue
And I'll be goddamned if my rims ain't too
My money's light green and my Jordans light grey
And they love to see white, now how much you tryna pay?

Nothing makes me more proud than a song talking celebrating our new President featuring rhymes about Lamborghinis, Michael Jordan shoes, money, selling kilos of cocaine, putting Obama's face on a five-thousand dollar bill, and comparisons between 22" rims and Hulk Hogan's arms. It really shows the priorities of American voters. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the typical shots at George Bush and all of mankind's future resting on the shoulders of Obama. I get a real sense of pride knowing the our future generations of America are influenced by utterly ignorant people like Young Jeezy and rest of Hollywood. Check out the lyrics here.