Posts Tagged ‘USSR’

Read Up On USSR And Decide What You Think About It – Because Obama Is Trying To Bring It To America

December 13, 2011

What do you think about the White House getting to decide what kind of widget to produce and how many widgets businesses should make?

I’m going to go on the record stating that I’m not so keen on moving in that direction.

But that’s the direction Barack Obama wants us to go in, as most recently illustrated by his attempt to create a new “Office of Manufacturing Policy.”

Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy
By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel
Dec. 12, 2011 9:42 a.m.

At a time when economists say U.S. manufacturing policy is in “disarray,” the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy to be co-chaired by the Commerce Department Secretary and the director of the White House National Economic Council.

“At this make or break time for the middle class and our economy, we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products stamped with three proud words: Made in America,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.

Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed in manufacturing.

The new office expands on a previous appointment for a government adviser on manufacturing, known as a “manufacturing czar.” Washington has had no fewer than three such “manufacturing czars” installed as White House advisers in the course of two administrations. Ron Bloom, Obama’s policy adviser on manufacturing, resigned in August.

This is illustrative of how liberals operate.  Yes, we DO need a strong manufacturing sector in America.  It is literally a matter of our continued survival that we turn around the trend of America losing its ability to manufacture.  But it’s NOT because we didn’t have a damn “czar” or enough government control over manufacturing.  Rather, it is because we have the second-highest corporate tax rate on the entire planet; it is because Obama has tried to saddle employers with shocking levels of regulation that amount to a massive hidden tax of $1.7 TRILLION; and it is because labor unions have either crippled or outright destroyed every single industry they have been allowed to penetrate.  And we are not manufacturing anything because we cannot compete with the rest of the world wearing the giant anchor around our necks that Democrats have insisted we wear.

You need to make up your mind.  You either think, “Dang, if we just had more centralized government planning.  Because Obama knows how to run a company in Texas better than anyone in that company possibly does.  If we could only have one more czar that would solve our problems.”  Or else you think, “Get this stupid government monstrosity off our backs so we have at least have a damn chance to compete against the rest of the planet!”

You either agree with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama that the following is good for our economy and our productivity and our ability to create new jobs -

December 12, 2011 10:08 PM
Occupy shuts down 3 West Coast ports
(CBS/AP)

OAKLAND, Calif. – More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at some of the West Coast’s busiest ports Monday, forcing terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt operations.

While the protests attracted far fewer people than the 10,000 who turned out Nov. 2 to shut down Oakland’s port, organizers declared victory and promised more demonstrations to come.

“The truckers are still here, but there’s nobody here to unload their stuff,” protest organizer Boots Riley said. “We shut down the Port of Oakland for the daytime shift and we’re coming back in the evening. Mission accomplished.”

Organizers called for the “Shutdown Wall Street on the Waterfront” protests, hoping the day of demonstrations would cut into the profits of the corporations that run the docks and send a message that their movement was not over. 

The closures’ economic impact, however, wasn’t immediately clear.

The longshoremen’s union did not officially support the protests, but its membership cited a provision in its contract that allowed workers to ask to stay off the job if they felt the conditions were unsafe.

Some went home with several hours’ pay, while others left with nothing.

From Long Beach, Calif., to as far away as Anchorage, Alaska, and Vancouver, British Columbia, protesters beat drums and carried signs as they marched outside the gates.

Rain dampened some protests. Several hundred showed up at the Port of Long Beach and left after several hours.

The movement, which sprang up this fall against what it sees as corporate greed and economic inequality, is focusing on the ports as the “economic engines for the elite.” It comes weeks after police raids cleared out most of their tent camps.

The port protests are a “response to show them that it’s going to hurt their pocketbooks if they attack us brutally like that,” Riley said. [...]

“Disrupting port activities makes it harder for U.S. manufacturing, the farm community and countless others to sell to customers and contribute to our nation’s economic recovery,” EGT chief executive Larry Clarke said. [...]

A long line of big rigs sat outside one of the entrances, unable to drive into the port. Police in riot gear stood by as protesters marched in an oval and carried signs. Protesters cheered when they learned about the partial shutdown and then dispersed.

- or you think this crap is completely INSANE.  Particularly if you actually want to buy your kids something for Christmas – as this is time to hit when it will hurt our economy the most.

If you agree with Barack Obama that the Supreme Court is to be condemned because it “never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society” and you think it would be good for government to “put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change,” then you know who to vote for.

Me, I know damn well who to vote against.

If you agree with Obama that “I think that we can say that the Constitution reflected the enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day and that the framers had that same blind spot,” then vote for him to just go ahead and replace the worthless document.

Me, I agree with founding father James Madison:

“That is not a just government … where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.”

I agree with Samuel Adams:

“The utopian schemes of leveling [wealth redistribution] and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional.”

I agree with Thomas Jefferson:

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

The same Thomas Jefferson who also said:

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

The same Jefferson who said:

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.”

The same Jefferson who said:

“Loading up the nation with debt and leaving it for the following generations to pay is morally irresponsible. Excessive debt is a means by which governments oppress the people and waste their substance.”

The same Jefferson who said:

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

And the same Jefferson who said:

“To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”

I also agree with Abraham Lincoln:

Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Either these men and all of our other founding fathers have an “enormous blind spot,” or Barack Obama is beyond blind.  It’s simply one or the other.

It’s time to choose what and who we believe in and what and who is a liar.

I have repeatedly challenged Democrats to explore Karl Marx’s central statement on communist economic philosophy:

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his means.”

and then compare it with some of Barack Obama’s statements:

“My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody… I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

and explain precisely how these statements reflect a fundamentally different philosophy.

Because the simple fact of the matter is that they don’t.  What Obama is saying today is merely a slightly different way of saying what Karl Marx said – representing a philosophy that has since failed in every single nation and culture in which it has ever been tried or applied – more than a century ago.

If you want to live in the U.S.S.R., I would say please just move to North Korea or Cuba and leave America the hell alone.  But there is no question that you know which president will give you your U.S.S.R.

If you don’t want to live in the U.S.S.R., then please, PLEASE vote Republican so you won’t have to live in the U.S.S.R.

Nancy Pelosi LOVES Mingling Church And State – As Long As Church Worships Liberal State

May 12, 2010

The constant hypocritical double-standard parade otherwise known as “liberalism” continues full steam ahead.

Pelosi to Bishops: Talk Up Immigration
Monday, 10 May 2010 10:34 AM
By: Dan Weil

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is telling Catholic bishops who want her to pass immigration reform that they must speak out in favor of the reform in their churches.

“The cardinals, the archbishops, the bishops come to me and say, ‘We want you to pass immigration reform,’” Pelosi, who is Catholic herself, said Thursday at the Catholic Community Conference.

“And I say, ‘But I want you to speak about it from the pulpit.’”

This is the same Pelosi who drew strong rebuke from Catholic Church leaders in 2008 by arguing that the denomination’s doctrine is unclear on when human life begins. She made that contention in defense of abortion.

As for immigration, Pelosi said last week that, as a practical matter, the United States can’t say to 12 million illegal immigrants, “’Go back to wherever you came from or go to jail.’”

And she was quite clear as to what she expects out of bishops.

“I want you to instruct your, whatever the communication is — the people, some of them, oppose immigration reform are sitting in those pews, and you have to tell them that this is a ‘manifestation of our living the gospels,’” Pelosi said.

“Our patron saint of San Francisco, St. Francis of Assisi, he said, ‘Preach the gospel — sometimes use words.’ We need the words to be said because it isn’t being picked up automatically.”

In the 2008 dispute, Pelosi said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” show: “I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition [when life begins] . . . The point is, is that it shouldn’t have an impact on the woman’s right to choose.”

An array of bishops blasted those remarks, with Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, Colo., saying, “Those Catholics who take a public stance in opposition to the most fundamental moral teaching of the church place themselves outside full communion with the church, and they should not present themselves for the reception of Holy Communion.”

Other than the fact that Nancy Pelosi was a dishonest liar (as well as baby killer) over her statements about abortion, and is probably lying about immigration as well…

Speak out from the pulpit!  Unless you say something against liberal ideology – then we’ll come after you quoting the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics by screaming “Separation of church and state!”

Black churches have openly politicked for decades.  And it’s been fine because they politick for liberalism.  But if you’re a conservative, evangelical church, you might as well play with lit dynamite as do the same thing liberal mainline denominations do as a matter of routine.

You know what I’m looking forward to?  The day we can finally have the separation of Nancy Pelosi and state.

Who’s The ‘Devil’ In the ObamaCare Debate, Conservatives Or Liberals?

March 19, 2010

I received the following comment that tried to frame the health care debate into good versus evil, with the liberals trying to seize the mantle of “good” while demonizing (literally) conservatives as devils:

All of you people are crazy!! you don’t give a care about the poor citzens [sic] of this country . U got the nerve to qoute [sic] something from the bible to justify your selfish motives and intrest [sic]. Do you know how many people are living without health care and dental services . Something that should be considered a human right . Of course not . U people make me sick . So selfish and full of hate . Now who’s the devil?

Here was my response:

Now who’s the devil?

It’s still you, Jenn.

Hey, since you can’t stand having the Bible quoted, let me quote another passage that sums you up:
1 Samuel 8:10-19:

10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle [a] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.”

19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us.

You demand a massive government that takes and redistributes according to political ideology and political pork partisan politics.

Interestingly, when Samuel brought the peoples’ (and your) request for big government, God told him, “They have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them” (1 Samuel 8:7).

You want Government as God, Jenn. You want Barack Obama as Savior.

In Matthew 25:36, Jesus says “I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'” But you perverted that, Jenn. You warped it to mean, “I needed clothes, and you gave them to the government. I was sick and you created a gigantic federal spending program. I was in prison and you looked for a giant bureaucracy to visit in my stead.”

You don’t want Christianity; you want a socialist – which is to say an atheistic – redistribution of wealth. It is interesting that your insistence that health care is a right was echoed by the Nazis and the communists. The Nazis had as part of their platform the demand for a creation of a strong central authority (#25); a national health care system (#21), and a “large scale development of old-age pension schemes” (#15).

“Nazi”, for what it is worth, stood for “National Socialist German Workers Party.”

And what of the communists of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?

With all these guaranteed necessities, what happens to incentive? An all-powerful government would decide everything for us. By the way, if this sounds somewhat familiar, maybe you’ve read the old Soviet Constitution:

Article 40: Citizens of the USSR have the right to work (that is, to guaranteed employment and pay in accordance wit the quantity and quality of their work, and not below the state-established minimum), including the right to choose their trade or profession, type of job and work in accordance with their inclinations, abilities, training and education, with due account of the needs of society.

Article 41: Citizens of the USSR have the right to rest and leisure… the length of collective farmers’ working and leisure time is established by their collective farms.

Article 42: Citizens of the USSR have the right to health protection

Remember the Soviet Union’s decent housing, decent jobs and who could forget the easy access to quality food?

You clothe yourself in righteousness, but in a very real way it is as though you want the greatest horrors the world has ever seen all over again. You demand a giant government that will necessarily become a fascist totalitarian state once it gets off the ground.

You call me a devil, yet it is YOU who want to re-create the most devilish systems the world has ever known.

And the righteousness liberals clothe themselves in is a false righteousness. They create a system where they don’t have to give a dime, while calling upon others to be forced to pay for the massive bureaucracies they create. Meanwhile, conservatives are individually more generous than liberals (see also here), and more personally honest than liberals (see also here). And why is that? Because they are far more religious than liberals – and express their true religion in action.

You show me where the Bible – and particularly the New Testament – calls for Christians to massively increase the size of government, and to depend upon government to provide us with our sustenance and our rights.

Christians are commanded to be generous. The first hospitals were the product of their generosity. It came from the faith and love of Christians, not from government. We were never, EVER told to create a massive government bureaucracy.

You’ve been lied to, Jenn. And so has anyone who thinks the way you think.

You deceitfully demonize (literally!) conservatives as people who hate the poor.  But that isn’t even close to being true.  We want health care reform every bit as much as the left; we just don’t want “health care” to be transformed into “massive government bureaucratic entitlement.”  Rather, we want to bring down the costs of health care, and create the freedom to purchase the health care individuals and families want/need rather than have costly mandates imposed that destroy choice, and we want people to have the greatly increased choice that would come from allowing health insurance companies to compete with one another across state lines.

Conservatives want to reduce costs, increase choice, and increase access.

How does that make us “the devil”?


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