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History Repeats Itself Yet Again: Obama The Uberliberal Has GUTTED America’s Ability To Defend Itself

December 4, 2013

So here is the state of American defense five years into the president Obama who applied his mastery of taking over the health care system to perfecting our defense:

Is the military still ready for war _ or should you be worried?
Article by: PAULINE JELINEK , Associated Press
Updated: November 29, 2013 – 3:00 AM

WASHINGTON — Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation’s military is being hobbled by budget cuts.

“You’d better hope we never have a war again,” the House Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., said of the decline in what the military calls its readiness.

So should Americans be worried?

A look at what the Pentagon means by “ready” and where things stand:

READINESS

It’s the armed forces’ ability to get the job done, and it’s based on the number of people, the equipment and the training needed to carry out assigned missions.

As an example, an Army brigade has a list of the things it would have to do in a full-level war, called its “mission essential task list.” And a 4,500-member brigade is deemed ready when it has the right supplies and equipment, is in good working condition and pretty much has that full number of people, well-trained in their various specialties, to conduct its tasks.

Military units are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best, or fully ready. Typically, a unit freshly returned from a tour of duty would carry a 5 rating, since it’s missing people because of casualties or because some are moving on to other jobs, and it’s missing equipment that was battered or worn in the field and is in for repairs or must be replaced. A unit can be sent out in less-than-full ready status, but officials warn that would mean it could do less, take longer to do it, suffer more casualties, or all of the above.

THE U.S. MILITARY RATING NOW

Detailed information on that is classified secret so adversaries won’t know exactly what they’re up against. But because of ongoing budget fights, officials in recent weeks have given broad examples of readiness lapses in hopes of convincing Congress and the American people that cutbacks, particularly in training budgets, are creating a precarious situation.

For instance, an Air Force official says they’ve grounded 13 combat fighter/bomber squadrons or about a third of those active duty units. And the Army says only two of its 35 active-duty brigades are fully ready for major combat operations. The service typically wants to have about 12 ready at any given time so a third of the total can be deployed, a third is prepared for deployment and a third is working to get ready.

Analysts say a decade of massive spending increases have built a strong force superior to anything else out there. “We could certainly fight another war on the order of the first Gulf War (1991) without any problems; the Air Force could do air strikes in Syria,” said Barry M. Blechman of the Stimson Center think tank. “We wouldn’t want to get involved in another protracted war (like Iraq and Afghanistan), but in terms of the types of military operations we typically get involved in, we’re prepared for that.”

THE PROBLEM

Even those who believe the situation is not yet dire say that eventually these budget cuts will catch up with the force. Some analysts say another two or three years of training cuts, for instance, will leave the U.S. military seriously unprepared.

As an added wrinkle, the cuts come just as the military had planned a significant re-training of the force. That is, the bulk of U.S. forces were organized, trained and equipped over the past 12 years for counterinsurgency wars like Iraq and Afghanistan and now need to sharpen skills needed to counter other kinds of threats in other parts of the world.

For instance, much of the Air Force focus in recent years has been on providing close air support for the ground troops countering insurgents and not on skills that would be needed if the U.S. were involved in a conflict with a foreign government — skills like air-to-air combat and air interdiction.

A SOLUTION

There’s broad agreement in Washington that budget cuts should be tailored rather than done by the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration over the next decade. There is not agreement on politically sensitive potential savings from closing and consolidating some military bases, holding the line on troop compensation that has grown over the war years or drawing down more steeply from the wartime size of the force.

Finding replacement cuts for sequestration is the priority of budget talks led by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray, D-Wash., who are facing an informal Dec. 13 deadline to reach a deal. Any agreement that they negotiate could still be rejected by their colleagues.

For the official record, I document that OBAMA was responsible for “sequestration.”  It was HIS idea from HIS White House:

Barack Obama has now repeatedly said that sequestration – which he now says is a “meat cleaver” that would have “brutal consequences” that would destroy America – was “Congress’ idea” (with the implication that it was therefore the Republicans’ idea.  He said back on October 22:

“The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed,” Obama said. “It is something that Congress has proposed.”

But Barack Obama is a documented liar in claiming that.  Because WHO actually proposed sequestration again?

Let’s see what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was forced to concede during an interview with Fox News anchor Brett Bair (note: I added the first remark by Jay Carney to the transcript after transcribing it from the video):

Jay Carney: Somehow, what they [Republicans] liked then, they don’t like now and they’re trying to say that it was the president’s idea.

Bret Baier: Fair to say, but it was the president’s idea… You concede that point, right?

Jay Carney: What I will concede is that we were looking and the Republicans were looking for a trigger around which to build the mechanism to get us out of default possibility and the sequester was one of the ideas yes put forward, yes, by the president’s team.

Who’s to blame for sequestration?

“At 2:30 p.m. Lew and Nabors went to the Senate to meet with Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone. ‘We have an idea for the trigger,’ Lew said. ‘What’s the idea?’ Reid asked skeptically. ‘Sequestration.’ Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he were going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. ‘A couple of weeks ago,’ he said, ‘my staff said to me that there is one more possible’ enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, ‘Get the hell out of here. That’s insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?’ Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained. What would the impact be? They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department. ‘I like that,’ Reid said. ‘That’s good. It doesn’t touch Medicaid or Medicare, does it?’ It actually does touch Medicare, they replied. ‘How does it touch Medicare?’ It depends, they said. There’s versions with 2 percent cuts, and there’s versions with 4 percent cuts.” (Bob Woodward, The Price Of Politics, 2012, pp. 326)

It is a documented historical fact that it was BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’S White House that proposed sequestration, NOT Congress and most certainly NOT Republicans.

So, yeah, it was the president’s idea.  It was Obama’s plan that Obama put forward.  If the Republicans agreed to it in order to get something done on the last debt ceiling fight.  And after all  the time you’ve spent labelling Republicans as “obstructionists” for not agreeing with you, NOW you demonize them as evil after they DO agree with you???

So anybody who wants to blame Republicans for this mess is simply demon possessed.  You hold a COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF responsible for the defense of our nation, and NOBODY else.  Especially when it was aforementioned commander-in-chief’s damn idea to begin with.

Okay, let’s remember: Jimmy Carter was a liberal president who gutted the military and left America weak – and therefore our enemies aggressive and belligerent – which set us up for the Iran Hostage crisis.

Bill Clinton was a Democrat president who gutted both our military capability and our intelligence capability and set us up for the 9/11 attack which took place less than eight months after his eight years in office.  Every single one of the 9/11 terrorists who murdered 3,000 Americans was already in the country and funded and trained during Bill Clinton’s blind watch.

I’ve written about Slick Willie’s impact on our military and our intelligence:

Now, sadly, 9/11 happened because Bill Clinton left America weak and blind.  Why did America get attacked on 9/11?  Because Bill Clinton showed so much weakness in 1993 in Somalia that a man we would one day know very well said:

“Our boys no longer viewed America as a superpower. So, when they left Afghanistan, they went to Somalia and prepared themselves carefully for a long war. They had thought that the Americans were like the Russians, so they trained and prepared. They were stunned when they discovered how low was the morale of the American soldier. America had entered with 30,000 soldiers in addition to thousands of soldiers from different countries in the world. … As I said, our boys were shocked by the low morale of the American soldier and they realized that the American soldier was just a paper tiger. He was unable to endure the strikes that were dealt to his army, so he fled, and America had to stop all its bragging and all that noise it was making in the press…” — Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden began to prepare for a massive attack on America.  Oh, yes, he and his fellow terrorists hit America again and again: they hit the World Trade Center for the first time in 1993.  In 1996 they hit the Khobar Towers where hundreds of American servicemen were living.  In 1998 two embassies in Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) were bombed and destroyed by terrorists.  And in 2000, terrorists hit and severely damaged the U.S.S. Cole.  And Bill Clinton proved bin Laden’s thesis correct by doing exactly NOTHING.

Meanwhile, all throughout the Clinton presidency, al Qaeda was preparing to strike us.  They brought in all the terrorists who would devastate us with their second attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 2001 during Bill Clinton’s watch.

America was both weak and blind due to Bill Clinton’s gutting both the military and our intelligence capability.  And of course, being blind and unable to see what was coming would hurt us deeply:

Author James Risen won the Pulitzer Prize on Tuesday for his much ballyhooed New York Times report last December that revealed President Bush’s previously secret terrorist surveillance program – a revelation he uncovered while researching his book “State of War.”

In the same book, however, Risen makes an equally explosive claim about President Clinton’s relationship with the CIA – which his editors at the Times have so far declined to cover.

Upon taking power in 1993, Risen reports, the Clinton administration “began slashing the intelligence budget in search of a peace dividend, and Bill Clinton showed almost no interest in intelligence matters.”  The agency cutbacks combined with presidential disinterest took their toll almost immediately.

“Over a three-or-four-year period in the early-to-mid 1990s,” reports Risen, “virtually an entire generation of CIA officers – the people who had won the Cold War – quit or retired. One CIA veteran compared the agency to an airline that had lost all of is senior pilots . . . “

After Clinton CIA Director John Deutch cashiered several senior officers over a scandal in Guatamala, the situation got even worse.

“Morale [at the CIA] plunged to new lows, and the agency became paralyzed by an aversion to high-risk espionage operations for fear they would lead to political flaps. Less willing to take big risks, the CIA was less able to recruit spies in dangerous places such as Iraq.”

And so we were hit on 9/11 and were completely blindsided by the attack because Bill Clinton gutted the military and the intelligence budget leaving us weak and blind.  And of course our spending skyrocketed because of the DotCom economic collapse that Bill Clinton left for George Bush that happened on Clinton’s watch but gutted $7.1 trillion in American wealth (almost as much as the Great Recession, btw) and which collapsed the value of the Nasdaq Valuation by fully 78% of its value as Bush was still trying to clean all the porn that the Clinton White House had left on the White House computers.  And so Bill Clinton handed George Bush a massive recession and like whip cream on top of his economic disaster he handed George Bush an even more massive terrorist attack.

But, hey, don’t worry.  Barack Obama is making all the same mistakes that Clinton made and then a whole bunch of even dumber mistakes that Clinton didn’t make.

George Tenet had this to say as he testified about what he found when he took over the CIA:

By the mid-1990s the Intelligence Community was operating with significant erosion in resources and people and was unable to keep pace with technological change. When I became DCI, I found a Community and a CIA whose dollars were declining and whose expertise was ebbing.

I remember watching TV news programs like “Nightline” and seeing coverage of the war going on in Bosnia.  The same Clinton who sent them there had so gutted their capability that fighter wings were reduced to desperately trying to cannibalize the parts from aircraft to keep the increasingly few that were still flying in the air.  And what Clinton publicly did to the military – fully 90% of the cuts Clinton made to the federal payroll were from the military (286,000 of the 305,000 employees cut were military).  And according to George Tenet, the rest of them were in the CIA and NSA.

And then 9/11 happened as our enemies literally SAW our weakness and began to salivate.

Where are we now?

Consider China:

China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone

and the resultingly bold Obama response to China’s aggression?

U.S. Advises Commercial Jets to Honor China’s Rules

Obama can say whatever he wants to, but his words don’t mean squat when the REST of the world – and in particular our airlines – are bowing down before China’s power.

I submit that Obama didn’t merely “dangerously dither” in his ad-hoc policy in the Chinese belligerence toward Japan – he outright turned his back on yet another ally in order to appease an enemy.

China is deliberately provoking conflict with the United States because they know that Obama isn’t a strong leader and that he will back down.

What’s going on in socialist paradise North Korea?  They just seized an elderly Korean war veteran and they won’t give our American back to us.  They say Obama is a weak little coward and they can do whatever they want.

I think of the glory of Rome when NOBODY messed with a Roman citizen because Rome would lay waste to their country if they did.

Another American – Alan Gross – just “celebrated” his third year of Obama not giving a damn that an American was imprisoned in Cuba.  Oh, I’m sorry, that’s dated: MAKE THAT HIS FOURTH ANNIVERSARY.

Alan Gross’ wife says that Obama has done NOTHING to help her get her American back.  I heard her state on Fox News this morning that she had NEVER HEARD ONCE from the Obama White House.

Given the experience of the mother of one of the Benghazi attack victims, though, if Obama is ignoring you AT LEAST HE’S NOT LYING TO YOU.

In Afghanistan, Obama is repeating his own history of abject weakness.  Just as George Bush won the war in Iraq and then Obama lost the peace, Obama in his utter, pathological weakness and cowardice is about to lose Afghanistan the very same way he lost Iraq (and see here).  We are on a trajectory to completely leave Afghanistan after all of those years fighting to have a role there.  Why?  Because the Karzai in Afghanistan realized what the leaders of Iraq also realized: that Barack Obama would be a weak and untrustworthy “ally” and it would be better to turn elsewhere than turn to America.  And as this article itself documents, they’re right – because Obama simply cannot be trusted.

Meanwhile, the deals an incredibly weak, cynical and desperate Obama has made first in Syria and now in Iran simply shocks anybody who has so much as a single clue.  Obama has guaranteed that Syrian dictator and mass murdering thug Assad will stay in power.  In fact Obama in his weakness has guaranteed that Assad MUST remain in power in order for the wmd deal to work.  Which means Syria and Russia just got everything they most wanted while they spend the next years playing America for the fool it is.  As for Iran, Obama has guaranteed that Iran will be in an economically stronger position to announce that they have joined the nations with nuclear weapons as soon as they have successfully developed the ballistic missile system they need to give their nuclear threat any real teeth.  There is frankly no reason for Iran to develop nuclear weapons until they have the means to deliver those weapons especially to Israel and the United States.

The Iranian president announced that the deal Obama made allows Iran to continue enriching uranium.  And of course it does because Obama won’t do a damn thing to stop it.

Another true statement is that Obama’s deal – again in the Iranian president’s own words – isolates Israel.

Obama is a “leader” who leaves America’s allies twisting in the wind while he makes desperate deals to appease our enemies.  And as a result he will have “peace in our time.”  A completely false and naïve peace just like the last damn time we had such a “peace,” but Obama couldn’t give less of a damn as long as the world doesn’t blow up until he’s out of office.

Interestingly, the Great Tribulation officially begins when Israel signs a seven year covenant with a soon-coming world leader the Bible calls the Antichrist or “the beast.”  What we just saw was Israel being so isolated and so desperate that it will have no one else to turn to BUT the Antichrist.  Because her one great ally America abandoned her in her time of greatest need.

There’s something called “going down for the third time.”  The first two times you go under weaken you and leaves you less able to stay above the water line; it’s the third time that drowns you.  Stupid, pathetic, weak American sheeple elected Jimmy Carter, only to suffer massive decline and erosion of confidence in the minds of our allies while emboldening our enemies.  And we suffered terribly as a result.  Stupid, pathetic, weak American sheeple elected Bill Clinton, only to suffer the same fate in a series of terrorist attacks that culminated in the massive 9/11 attack.  And now we’ve really gone and done it.  I truly don’t think America will ever truly emerge from the damage that Barack Obama will have done by the time he finally finishes disgracing the office of president of the United States.

Note that I have never said that Barack Obama is the Antichrist; what Obama IS is the Antichrist’s Most Useful Idiot.  If you voted for Obama, you VOTED for the Antichrist to come – and you will almost certainly just as enthusiastically vote to take the mark of the beast when the coming big government leader imposes the mark as he promises the ultimate economic big government Utopia.

I’ve pointed out the simple historic FACT that Democrats SAVAGED George Bush when he said Iran was a nuclear threat.  Iran WILL HAVE nuclear weapons as a result of Democrats and Obama.  And the world will be a far more frightening place that careens even faster toward Armageddon when they get the bomb and the missile to deliver it.

And we can’t do a damn thing to stop it, thanks to the man we wickedly made our president.

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Marine Corps To Dishonest Harry Reid After More Obama Sequester Slander: Stop Your Demonic Political Posturing On The Backs Of Dead Marines

March 21, 2013

The sheer cynical depravity of the Democrat Party is a firehose of pure evil.

Fortunately, for once, they got caught red-handed over this crap:

The scare tactics that Democrats from President Obama on down have employed to wring political benefit out of the sequester have apparently hit a despicable new low.  In comments made about the deaths overnight of seven U.S. Marines in a training incident in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Dem from Nevada, reportedly suggested that we may see more such incidents because the sequester cuts put Marines at risk.

NBC military correspondent Jim Miklaszewski, appearing on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show this afternoon, reported that the Marines have strongly rejected Reid’s claim, and that one Marine official accused Reid of “pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.” View the video after the jump.

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 Miklaszewski made his stunning remarks while speaking to Luke Russert, hosting in the absence of Mitchell, who is in the Middle East with President Obama.  I’ll be back soon with the video.

JIM MIKLASZEWSKI: Luke, you opened that segment with a sound bite from Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid expressing his condolences. But also during that statement, there was an implication there that under sequestration, when budgets are cut, that we may see more of these, that it may put the Marines and others and soldiers at risk because of the budget cuts. Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied, saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut. And if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise. And in fact, one Marine Corps told us just, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago that he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.

LUKE RUSSERT: Those are some very strong words from the Marine Corps about Senator Harry Reid.

Democrats are – even as we speak – doing absolutely everything they possibly can to create as much havoc as they can and create as much suffering as they can knowing that the most dishonest media propaganda since Goebbels’ Nazi Ministry of Propaganda will largely protect and defend them.  They’ve let out 2,000 recidivist Illegal Mexican immigrants to inflict mayhem.  They’ve shut down White House tours to hurt and disappoint little children who had the stupidity to think the White House was “the people’s house” rather than Pharaoh Obama’s palace for life.  And they are threatening to punish more children by taking away the White House Easter Egg hunt.

They’ve done this during and even AFTER being caught red-handed in so many damn lies trying to hype the sequester “cuts” (because the sequester does nothing more than BARELY reduce the rate of budget growth, after all).  Obama was all over the country on his permanent campaign tour claiming that if the sequester happened, the nation would burn out of control and no firefighters would help anyone, the nation would degenerate into the state of savagery and no police officers would help anyone, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

In point of fact, the sequester has Obama all over it.  The sequester originated FROM the Obama White House.  Obama signed the sequester into law.  And Obama even threatened to VETO anything that tried to undo the sequester several months ago.

Obama was for his sequester before he was against it.

Now Harry Reid is out being a typical Democrat: he is lying about his lies, saying that the following statement that he made on the floor of the US Senate regarding the deaths of seven Marines in a training accident

HARRY REID: As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.

Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.

These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.

– somehow had nothing whatsoever to do with the sequester after very clearly connecting it to the sequester “cuts.”  Even though he had clearly just said they did.

Which is another way of saying Democrats are lying cowards who proceed to cowardly lie about their own lies.

The Marines were killed when a 60mm mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise.  Apparently, that explosion couldn’t have happened had Republicans just allowed more tax hikes.

The Marines might be “jarheads,” but they clearly aren’t as stupid as Harry Reid, Barack Obama and the Democrat Party think the rest of the American people are.  NBC reported the USMC response:

NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports: Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied. Saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut, and if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise.

Seven Marines are tragically dead because war is dangerous and training to be ready for war is dangerous.

But the death of our warriors is nothing to Democrats but another opportunity to demonize and slander and lie.

May God bless our Marines – especially when they take a stand against our enemies “BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.”

When Obama tries to seize power with the massive stockpile of arms and ammunition that he clearly thinks only HE should have access to in contemptuous disregard for the 2nd Amendment, I hope the Marines stand with the people.

Barack Obama, The Liar Without Shame, Integrity Or Honor

March 12, 2013

We’ve seen Obama take a GIANT hit in his approval/disapproval polls in the last few weeks.  He is now at his lowest level of approval (and highest level of disapproval) since November 2011.

What we saw four years ago (when we voted for this turd the first time) was a man who dishonestly promised to be something completely different from what he really was.  And last year when we re-elected the same turd we now know that we fell for the same trick again.  The American people finally saw through the media filter of propaganda and saw the vile lies that were constantly drooling out of the mouth of Obama over the sequester.  And they voiced that they didn’t like what this lying fraud was doing enough that Obama changed his “war on the Republican Party” with his “charm offensive” where he finally meets with the Republicans after YEARS of refusing to meet with them.

Obama assumed his new term on January 20; it was only a month later that the American people started to turn on their Liar in Chief.

Democrats believe that they will retake the House (as well as keep the Senate) two years from now in 2014.  But they have already forgotten the historic ass kicking they suffered in 2010 when Republicans surged to historic gains both nationally and across the states.

The same thing is shaping up again for 2014.  Obama and Democrats are fascists who will go beyond both the acceptable level of restraint every single time they’re trusted with power.

On my view, it’s too late.  The beast is coming; we made certain of that in our stupid and depraved vote for Obama.  And the American people have demonstrated levels of ignorance, foolishness, wickedness, and an inability to do anything but emotionally react such that we sway from one party’s victory and then go the exact opposite direction in the very next election.

Ultimately, until the soon-coming collapse of America, the “electorate” will be increasingly composed of a people who have been sold a) the Marxist class warfare lie of a “State” that will redistribute the wealth and b) the racist and race warfare lie that black people and Hispanic people in particular will get to benefit as Democrats punish white people and buy their vote with other people’s money.  Even if they’re illegal immigrants.

When we collapse under the sheer weight of our debt and our moral stupidity, the beast will come just as we deserve.

The beast will be the fulfillment of every single big government dream that Obama ever had.  He will literally seize complete power over the economy, instituting a mark that will completely control access as to who buys and who sells.

We’ve already voted for that vision.  We’ve already voted that one day we want to take that mark of the beast as a society.

And in the ensuing collapse of America – that liberals have been dreaming about creating and exploiting for fifty years – the people will demand that the State take care of them and help them.  In doing so, they will be turning to the very thing that destroyed the economy in the first place.  But in the last days, the Word tells us that the world will be gripped by a spirit of delusion.

It’s interesting how media propaganda works.

Liberals – and even more importantly liberal “journalists” who are constitutionally required to be objective but are now nothing but political propagandists – have been telling us for YEARS how Bill Clinton created a surplus and George Bush squandered it.  They didn’t bother to tell you that we got to a “surplus” only AFTER Republicans historically took control of both the House and the Senate two years into Clinton’s presidency, or that Bill Clinton first had to admit that “the era of big government is over”, or that it had been the Republican Contract with America that brought Republicans to power that promised balanced budgets.  Liberals and “journalists” are simply pathologically dishonest people, and facts are things that must be denied or ignored altogether as they fabricate new “facts” in the place of the truth.

But it is actually even WORSE.  For years and years, Democrats have been talking about a “Clinton surplus” THAT NEVER EVEN EXISTED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

It turns out that the entire Clinton budget “surplus” was the theoretical existing-ONLY-on-paper CBO PROJECTION that was based on erroneous assumptions that resulted in a “surplus” that NEVER HAPPENED.

The CBO projected a surplus that actually became a DEFICIT.

And Democrats then perverted their fantasy “surplus” into a war against tax cuts, arguing that Clinton gave us a “surplus” with his higher tax rates and Bush gave us a deficit with his lower tax rates:

President Obama and congressional Democrats are blaming their trillion-dollar budget deficits on the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. Letting these tax cuts expire is their answer. Yet the data flatly contradict this “tax cuts caused the deficits” narrative. Consider the three most persistent myths:

The Bush tax cuts wiped out last decade’s budget surpluses. Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.), for example, has long blamed the tax cuts for having “taken a $5.6 trillion surplus and turned it into deficits as far as the eye can see.” That $5.6 trillion surplus never existed. It was a projection by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in January 2001 to cover the next decade. It assumed that late-1990s economic growth and the stock-market bubble (which had already peaked) would continue forever and generate record-high tax revenues. It assumed no recessions, no terrorist attacks, no wars, no natural disasters, and that all discretionary spending would fall to 1930s levels.

The projected $5.6 trillion surplus between 2002 and 2011 will more likely be a $6.1 trillion deficit through September 2011. So what was the cause of this dizzying, $11.7 trillion swing? I’ve analyzed CBO’s 28 subsequent budget baseline updates since January 2001. These updates reveal that the much-maligned Bush tax cuts, at $1.7 trillion, caused just 14% of the swing from projected surpluses to actual deficits (and that is according to a “static” analysis, excluding any revenues recovered from faster economic growth induced by the cuts).

The CENTER of the Democrat Party’s attack against Republican Party economic policies was A LIE.

It was a lie that was reported as a “fact” by a completely dishonest and evil mainstream media again and again and again and again.  And they are STILL generating that lie as a “fact.”

I wondered about that “fact” given that liberals kept claiming a “Clinton surplus” when the debt went UP every single year of Clinton’s presidency.

I also historically documented the FACT that tax revenues have INCREASED every single time the tax rates have been CUT because allowing people to actually keep their own damn money is a powerful incentive to invest and start businesses and expand and thus grow the economy and the overall tax base.

I am somebody who interacts with the news dang near every day as well as somebody who is particularly interested in topics such as the so-called (and now we know is FALSELY so-called) “Clinton budget surplus.”  And yet I did not see that admission that the whole thing was a “projection” that amounted to smoke and mirrors.  It is amazing how difficult it is for truth to filter through in these last days.

Other than “the devil” and “evil”, the complete dishonesty and bias of the mainstream media is probably the single leading reason that the beast will come.  You need to understand that God ordained the coming seven years of pure hell on earth called the Tribulation to judge mankind for its wickedness.  We’re smiling on homosexual sodomy marriage that produces no children while we pile the tiny carcasses of the most innocent of all human beings on the alter of “a woman’s right to choose” to burn in hell.  And we’re doing it with a defiant annoncement that it is a good thing to rebel against God.  The seven years of Tribulation is coming because the world has reached that point.  And I greive to say that the United States led the world into debauchery and open defiance against its God.  And when you’ve got these kinds of lies all around you every single day that we BELIEVE “the Clinton budget surplus” because it’s become a fact through sheer Big Lie repetition, we’re ready to receive the mark of the beast that will be sold to us the same way.  And we are seeing more lies passed off as “truth” today than ever before in this nation.  The media is leading us to hell every bit as much as the Democrat Party is; if anything the Democrat Party is the constantly shifting political wing of the cultural monster of the mainstream media.  We’re fish swimming around in the toxic brew of our culture and our gills are clogged with its muck.

Obama, of course, has repeatedly cited the “fact” that tax cuts massively increase budget deficits as the centerpiece of his Marxist class warfare demand for higher and higher and higher taxes.  And he is a liar for having seized that big lie.

We just saw Obama resort to so many outright lies in his sequester demagoguery that it was beyond unreal.  The man literally counts on the mainstream media’s ability to obliterate facts and substitute lies in their place.  Thank God that lies haven’t completely covered this land and most people KNOW Obama lied about the sequester that despite his lies was actually HIS creation in the first place.

In the same way that Obama kept talking about “balance” during the sequester debate when all he was in fact doing was drooling out one wicked lie after another instead of manifesting ANY “balance” whatsoever, Obama has also routinely said that he was personally responsible for the increase in oil production.

That’s as big of a lie as his slandering George Bush with a four trillion dollar debt over four years before Obama himself ran up SIX TRILLION DOLLARS of debt in only FOUR years.

Oil production has massively declined on the federal lands under Obama’s jurisdiction.  The only increase in production has largely occurred on private lands where Obama has little sway.  But to the extent he’s been able to, Obama has thwarted all the private oil harvesting that he could kill.  And the increase has occurred IN SPITE of his aggressive efforts to destroy oil whether we need it or not.

We know all the damn lies this liar told us to sell his damn ObamaCare fascism.

Because of the domination of the mainstream media that is throughly and in fact pathologically dishonest and biased, and thanks to the presidency of the most vile liar that America has ever seen, we are being led by the nose and duped by lies just as has happened so many times to nations whose wicked leaders had defied God.

Why Obama’s Sequester Demagoguery Failed (Answer: He Pit Idiot Liberalism Against Idiot Liberalism)

March 11, 2013

Do you remember how evil it was when GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was the Republicans’ goal to make Obama a one-term president?  Evil is now “good” again: because Barack Obama’s goal is to break the Republican Party.  Of course, it is always good when Democrats do something that they decry as evil.  In this particular case, Obama is trying to break the GOP one giant piece of America at a time.  The man does not WANT a fair or balanced deal; he wants to manufacture one crisis after another, offer a frankly socialist solution as “balanced,” and then fracture the GOP resolve one member at a time.  And if we go through a credit downgrade, if we get the sequester, if he get whatever hell is next, so much the better, as far as Obama is concerned: he has another chance to pour more of his hate on the Republicans and try to set that hate on fire.

This time, he may have gone too far.

It is now widely apparent and pretty much simply agreed as a fact that Obama lost the “sequestration” debate.  His approval polls took a double-digit dive in a sudden wave of disapproval that has no recent precedent during his demagogic sequestration campaigning.  And Obama signified that he agreed with that by being a president who hadn’t bothered to meet with Republicans in TWO YEARS suddenly wanting to “reach out” to Republicans who are now firmly dug in against Obama the wicked demagogue.

The Democrat-controlled Senate is promising to put a budget together for the first time in FOUR FREAKING YEARS.  That’s right: the most basic duty of governance, and a duty required by the Constitution, has been pretty much pissed on by the Democrat Party under the cancer that is the Obama presidency.  Obama’s budgets have been such unmitigated treason (I call it “treason by the trillions”) that he couldn’t even get one single DEMOCRAT to vote for his communist takeover of America.  But up to now his ability to distort and lie has been absolute.  Obama hasn’t even NEEDED a damn budget as he spent America into bankruptcy these last four years.

Something happened.

What happened is that Obama began to demonize the sequestration law and slander Republicans for being responsible for it.

And he pit his Obamatics (that’s “Obama politics” for those who don’t like people making up words without telling you what their new word means) against the also just as fascistically leftist mainstream media.  He counted on the liberal media not to blow the whistle on his liberal fascism.

It’s the exact same thing he’s successfully done on issue after issue.  The only difference is that this time, finally, a reporter who has demonstrated more integrity and credibility than any American journalist alive had been physically present at enough White House meetings to know that Barack Obama was lying to the American people.  And the only difference is that this time, a reporter adored by liberal media got his dander up.

That reporter is Bob Woodward – a.k.a. the journalist whose reporting brought down a Republican president named Richard Nixon.

Bob Woodward, as a darling of liberalism (did I mention he’s a journalist working for the liberal Washington Post and he’s THE guy who so famously brought down a Republican president?) was physically present at an event in which he heard and RECORDED the following:

At 2:30 p.m. Lew and Nabors went to the Senate to meet with Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone. ‘We have an idea for the trigger,’ Lew said. ‘What’s the idea?’ Reid asked skeptically. ‘Sequestration.’ Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he were going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. ‘A couple of weeks ago,’ he said, ‘my staff said to me that there is one more possible’ enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, ‘Get the hell out of here. That’s insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?’ Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained. What would the impact be? They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department. ‘I like that,’ Reid said. ‘That’s good. It doesn’t touch Medicaid or Medicare, does it?’ It actually does touch Medicare, they replied. ‘How does it touch Medicare?’ It depends, they said. There’s versions with 2 percent cuts, and there’s versions with 4 percent cuts.” (Bob Woodward, The Price Of Politics, 2012, pp. 326)

Where did sequestration come from?  It came from the Obama White House.  That is simply a fact of history.

Yet what did Obama falsely say about that very thing?

“The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed.”

But yes it WAS something you proposed, you lying turd.  Obama got four Pinocchios for that whopping lie – from the liberal Washington Post.

If that isn’t enough, Obama falsely also falsely stated just before the said:

Then, President Obama stated just two weeks  before the 2012 election that sequestration “will not happen.”

That’s about the six trillionth promise Obama has broken.

Obama once actually threatened to veto ANY attempt to undo the sequestration cuts.  And how can Obama issue a veto threat to PROTECT sequestration and then say the thing that he is somehow not responsible for the thing that he had just literally issued a veto-threat to protect???

And yet Obama demonically claims that sequestration is “because of a choice … Republicans made.”

How on earth could anyone be that gargantuan of a liar and get away with it?  How can anyone be arrogant enough and demon-possessed enough to try???

Now here I want you to understand the essence that is the destruction of America: if Republicans don’t vote with the Obama agenda, they are “obstructionist” and “racist.”  But in this evil age in which a Fuehrer must get his way, we find that even if Republicans DO vote with the Obama agenda, they are evil.  Obama’s position: I am responsible for sequestration: it was proposed by my White House and I signed it into law.  But since Republicans were so wicked that they voted with me on my proposed measure, they are responsible for EVERYTHING and I am responsible for NOTHING.  Because that’s the way I have “led” for the last four years.”

Obama bet the mainstream media would circle their wagons around false messiah Obama and he would win yet again even though he was the liar and his opponents were the ones telling the truth.  But he didn’t bet on Bob Woodward in essence saying, “Wait a minute.  I was there and the president is LYING.”

Woodward also documents that in fact the sequester vote had nothing whatsoever to do with tax hikes and in fact Obama took tax hikes off the table.  He is now, according to Woodward’s reporting, “moving the goal posts.”  Obama is now dishonestly double-dealing by demanding that Republicans give Obama the tax loophole eliminations Republicans proposed as part of the negotiations that resulted in Obama getting nearly $700 billion in tax hikes.  Even though Obama specifically REJECTED that offer of loophole eliminations in place of tax rate hikes and rammed through his tax rate hikes.  Let me give you an equivalent: you make an offer on the car I’m selling.  I reject that offer and keep my car – and then demand that you pay me the offer that you laid on the table.  As if you’re putting an offer on the table somehow means that you later have to pay out that offer even if I reject it.

Obama is literally demanding that he get to have his cake (tax rate hikes) and eat it too (get to have his tax rate hikes AND everything Republicans offered in PLACE of the tax rate hikes).

And Obama was counting on the entire media to circle their wagons around him and worship his talking points.

Bob Woodward threw a monkey wrench into that.  Because as incredible as it may seem, it turned out that there was ONE liberal journalist who actually had at least a scintilla of journalistic integrity.

Obama liberalism met classical liberalism.  And Obama lost.

But it turns out that there is another miscalculation that Obama made when he put is Obamatics against traditional liberal politics: he forgot the labor unions.

I like the way this guy puts what happened:

In the run up to today, President Obama resorted to a campaign of fear  mongering.  He decided to make sequestration a blunt instrument. Instead of  using his executive discretion to make careful cuts, he found ways to make the  cuts appear disastrous, spooky, and painful for the American people. In the last  week it would have come as no surprise to hear the president, given his  increasing hyperbole about sequestration, to claim it would cause both erectile  dysfunction and hospitals to finish off the infirm and elderly without so much  as a visit to a death panel.

Obama called (HIS!!!) sequestration cuts a “meat cleaver.”  He predicted hell on earth if (HIS!!!) idea went into effect.  He said that fire fighters would no longer be available to fight fires and police officers would no longer be available to stop crime and teachers would be laid off in droves.  You had lines galore like this during Obama’s endless demagogic campaigning:

With firefighters, police officers and other emergency responders standing behind him, Obama said that “people will lose their jobs” if the forced cuts are allowed to take effect.

Horrors.  No firefighters as fires erupt across the city.  No police officers as looting runs amok.  Children dirty-faced and ignorant because Republicans killed all the teachers.

Obama literally threw up his atheist secular humanist vision of hell as red meat: the hell of a world with no government to own you and control your stupid farm animal life.  You are nothing more than an environmentally conditioned meat puppet who can’t possibly survive apart from a herd mentality and a need to be dominated by the government shepherd.

But here’s the thing that Obama overlooked.  You see, when Obama was predicting that tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of federal government workers would get furloughed or lose their jobs due to the sequestration, he forgot that union rules prohibit such a thing.

Obama failed to realize just how rabidly and crazily union workers held on to their jobs.  It is easier to scrape ten thousand leeches who are parasitically clinging to your body than it is to terminate one union job.

Obama’s fascist politics to destroy thousands of jobs so he could blame Republicans on those losses came face-to-face with unions’ politics to keep all union jobs at all cost.  Because the unions will fight to the death for every single job they control.

And Obama lost in saying all those government union jobs would be gutted due to the sequester; the unions would have tied those decisions up in the courts for YEARS and the newspapers would have to choose whether to run the union narrative or the Obama narrative.

And now the only people he is able to screw to create a fascist crisis to demagogue are the little boys and girls who can’t get a tour of the White House because of the stink of evil of its current inhabitant.  That and play dirty snotball by freeing thousands of criminal illegal aliens while whining that he is powerless to stop such shenanigans because he rejected the Republicans’ measure to give him more control over the budget.

The thing that keeps coming to me in this “debate” is the fact that Democrats love to say that things were wonderful under Clinton’s tax rates in the 1990s.  If I were the GOP, I would offer to take them up on that deal and have the same rates.  That wouldn’t be so bad, because overall, Clinton CUT taxes more than he raised them. And embracing a return to the Clinton tax structure would also, of course, outlaw ObamaCare, which was the highest tax hike on the middle class in history.

Don’t worry, Democrats.  You’ll win in the end.  History shall record that you will get your big government, your Antichrist dictator, and your big government mark of the big government beast.

White House Email: However You Manage The Sequester, You MUST NOT Do So In A Way That Undermines Your Führer’s Prediction Of Complete National Calamity

March 6, 2013

America must fall.  It must collapse.  Things must get as bad as they possibly can.  And if America collapses and the three hundred million plus souls who make up the population of the onetime greatest nation in the history of the world must fall so that Barack Hussein Obama can have a political victory, then the collapse of America is a tiny price to pay, indeed.

You must give your president his crisis so he can demonize and slander his enemies.

Period.

Imagine if George W. Bush had dictated this: exploit a political battle to make life as hard, as harsh, as bitter as you can for the poor and for federal government workers in order for the president to be able to cynically exploit a self-created crisis.

Take the very first paragraph: does anybody NOT know that White House tours are staffed almost exclusively by VOLUNTEERS???  The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats are completely home in a universe of lies, such that no matter how baldly or wildly their messiah lies, they rabidly support him.  Obama is their god and the only god with whom Democrats will have to do, and they will follow their god to America’s assurred destruction.

The money quote of the article below:

“So it is our opinion that however you manage that  reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the  impact would be”

And what did the White House scream the impact would be?  Completely catastrophic.  To wit: your job as a federal employee (at least until Obama uses the axe on YOU) is to ensure that the American people suffer as much as you can possibly make them suffer.  You must create as many victims as possible and inflict as much harm and suffering as possible.  So Obama can get his $85 billion back – [erhaps stash some of it away the way Obama’s fellow socialist leader Hugo Chavez did.

Mind you, a couple of weekends ago just before the sequestration cuts were set to implement and there was still time to find a different path, Obama didn’t think it was enough of a crisis to think twice about his golf weekend with Tiger Woods.  There was no crisis; the president could go on vacation.  Did Obama come to some accord on sequestration with Tiger Woods as some kind of practice session for Congress?  Then he returns from his vacation Monday morning, and all of a sudden the world will end unless the thing that wasn’t a very big deal the day before – and which he proposed in the first place – doesn’t happen.

Here’s the deal: if you don’t give our Terrorist-in-Chief his tax hikes, he will sabotage every machine throughout his realm.

Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The White House announced Tuesday that it  is canceling tours of the president’s home for the foreseeable future as the  sequester spending cuts begin to bite and the administration makes good on its  warnings of painful decisions.

Announcement of the decision — made in an email from the White  House Visitors Office — came hours after The Washington Times reported on  another administration email that seemed to show at least one agency has been  instructed to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they  would be.

In the internal email, Animal and Plant  Health Inspection Service official Charles  Brown said he asked if he could try to spread out the sequester cuts in his  region to minimize the impact, and he said he was told not to do anything that  would lessen the dire impacts Congress had been  warned of.

“We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS  would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage  to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding  to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that  reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the  impact would be,” Mr. Brown, in the  internal email, said his superiors told him.

Neither Mr. Brown nor the main APHIS  office in Washington returned calls seeking comment, but Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, who oversees the  agency, told Congress he is trying to give flexibility  where he can.

“If we have flexibility, we’re going to try to use it to make sure we use  sequester in the most equitable and least disruptive way,” the secretary told Rep. Kristi L. Noem, a South Dakota Republican  who grilled Mr. Vilsack about the email. “There are some circumstances, and we’ve talked a lot about the meat inspection,  where we do not have that flexibility because there are so few accounts.”

Ms. Noem told Mr.  Vilsack that the email made it sound like the administration was sacrificing  flexibility in order to justify its earlier dire predictions.

“I’m hopeful that isn’t an agenda that’s been put forward,” the congresswoman  told Mr. Vilsack.

Late Tuesday evening, the Agriculture Department issued a  statement disputing Mr. Brown’s read of the  situation. The department said Mr. Brown had suggested dividing his region’s  cuts among a number of states but he was told that idea was already part of  their sequester plans.

“The APHIS  budget officer explained that USDA is already  proposing these steps in order to avoid furloughs. USDA is committed to doing all we can to minimize the  impact of sequester [for] our employees and the farmers, ranchers, and rural  communities we serve,” the department said in its statement.

The $85 billion in automatic spending cuts began Friday, leaving the White  House with tough  decisions to make — though it argues its hands are tied by the way the cuts were  written into law.

That’s left the administration trying to balance dire predictions with good  management.

Last week, immigration officials confirmed they were releasing immigrants  awaiting deportation from their detention centers in order to save money, and  this week top officials said they were already seeing long lines at airports  because of cuts in screenings.

But those decisions are being scrutinized as agencies continue to advertise  for job openings and spend on other priorities.

The White House had to fend off questions  Tuesday about the Homeland Security Department’s decision to sign a $50 million  contract for new uniforms for airport screeners, just days before the  sequesters.

All sides in Washington agree there should be a way to lessen some of the  impacts of the cuts.

The House will take at least a step toward that Wednesday when it votes on a  new spending bill for the rest of fiscal year 2013 that would mitigate at least  some of the sequester impacts in the Defense Department.

Senate Democrats are looking to write an even broader bill to rearrange money  in several accounts.

Mr. Obama is pushing for the broadest possible deal later this year that  would raise taxes  and cut entitlement spending in order to restore some of the money trimmed in  sequestration.

The White House said he made calls to some  key members of Congress to sound them out on the  prospects for that kind of deal.

“The president is engaging with lawmakers of both parties and will continue  to do so,” White House press secretary Jay  Carney told reporters.

For now, though, the cuts remain in place — and that means the end of White House tours.

“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform  you that White House Tours will be canceled  effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will  not be able to reschedule affected tours,” the White House said in an email to members of Congress.

The decision drew a derisive response from Capitol Hill, where Republicans  said the move undercut Mr. Obama’s promises of openness.

Rep. Bill Johnson, Ohio  Republican, said President Lincoln managed to keep the White  House open during the darkest days of the Civil War, and wondered why Mr.  Obama couldn’t do the same.

“If the president is unable to figure out how to keep the White  House open to the American people after an 8.2 percent budget cut, then the  American people are entitled to some answers from their chief executive as to  why.”

The Capitol is facing its own cuts.

At the Capitol, staffers entering the building’s West Front were told Tuesday  that the doorway there would be closed as of next week due to sequestration.  That entrance is currently limited to credentialed visitors, so it won’t affect  the public.

The article mentioned the $50 million Obama sneaked through so his brownshirts can have nicer looking uniforms.  Apparently the author was unable to predict the future to know that Obama’s new Secretary of State just handed out five times that much to the Muslim Brotherhood rulers of Egypt.  Maybe Obama could have stopped that deal from going through, too.  I mean, heck, if we hadn’t spent that money on funding terrorists in Egypt, maybe we could have still had our beloved White House tours to ObamaLand.

Obama refused the authority to be allowed to make the cuts less painful (see also here).  The Republicans in Congress voted to give the president the authority to decide where and how the $85 billion would be cut.  Obama threatened to veto any bill that would spare the American people from needless suffering and red tape delays.  He WANTS the American people to suffer.

It doesn’t matter that all the fearmongering Obama spewed was based on lie after lie after documented LIE.  It doesn’t matter that Obama had his cabinent heads go out and just flat out lie to the American people to fearmonger the sequestration cuts and predict the collapse of America if Republicans weren’t put in gulags.  Lies are at the center of Obama’s strategy, and the media rabidly protects that strategy for their god.

Democrat Maxine Waters actually said that over 170 million jobs would be lost if sequestration happened.  Which is actually at least fifteen million more jobs than exist in ALL of America BEFORE the sequestration.

Democrats are as dishonest as they are demon possessed as they are rabid as they are evil.

Do you want to know why nothing can get done in America?  Because, as I have learned in blogging, there is simply no possible way you can have a meaningful dialogue with dishonest slandering liars who merely keep chaning the facts and shifting the goalposts all while falsely demagoguing their opponents.

Somebody captured the thought of Thomas Sowell in this matter:

If there was a department of government that only did two things -erect statues of the Cat in the Hat -develop life-saving drugs for children

and this department was facing budget cuts, which would it cut?

The drugs for kids, of course. This would cause the most outcry and would lead to their budget NOT being cut. Whereas if they stopped the cat statues, no one would notice, and people would probably start to question why they were doing it in the first place.

We witnessed an example of that in Obama letting more than 2,000 criminally-convicted illegal immigrants GO FREE.  Are you so stupid and frankly so consumed with evil that you believe he had to do that???

And thus you can clearly see why Obama doesn’t want any fingerprints on the sequester (at least beyond having created the damn thing to begin with): he wouldn’t be allowed to play those shenanigans if he had the discretion to make the cuts less painful.

Obama doesn’t WANT any deals with Republicans.  He wants to force the Republicans into one impossible bargaining position – enhanced by his own and his leftist media’s lies – in hopes of crushing the GOP in 2014.  If you remember Democrats’ outrage when Mitch McConnell made an off-the-cuff remark about making Obama a one-term president, and YOU were angered by that remark, why is it that you now cheer your messiah while he does the very same thing you said was so wicked (and actually DOES it as part of a long-term strategy versus McConnell’s offhand remark)???  Why is it that you have no honesty or integrity whatsoever???

If Obama were managing your household for you, and you came home glum because you were going to get a 2% cut in your salary, Obama wouldn’t allow you to make your mortgage payment and your car payment.  No, he would tell you to increase your cable bill and buy yourself a new smart phone with a huge contract.  Because there’s no possible way in hell to manage the staggering 2% sequestration cut to the budget.  Obama would see to it that you were thrown out on the street bankrupt because there’s just no possible way to come back from a 2% cut, is there???

Why are the cuts so bad?  Because there’s no flexibility, liberals say.  Obama says the cuts are “dumb and arbitrary.”  So let’s give the president the flexibility he needs so that they’re NOT arbitary.  That way the cuts could be intentionally crafted to avoid doing any more harm to any people or programs than absolutely necessary.  No way, liberals say.  That would solve the problem and Obama doesn’t WANT to solve the problem; he wants to exploit a crisis.  So instead of solving the problem Democrats say that the Republicans are giving them no flexibility in cutting the budget even though OBAMA is the one who refused to have the flexibility to sensibly cut the budget.

It doesn’t matter if in actual fact Obama is the one who is physically sticking the torture screws into his population; he counts on the dishonesty and deceit of the mainstream media propaganda to cover for him so he can say Republicans are responsible for the sequestration that came out of his White House and which Republicans agreed to lest they be “obstructionist” and which he then personally signed into law.

And now we can know for certain that if there was a furlough, if somebody loses their job and can’t feed their family, it was because Obama destroyed that American worker in order to make a dishonest point to the American people that America must NEVER consider ANY cuts whatsoever.  Because even a tiny infinitesimal cut in our budget will lead to pain, you see.

If we had voted for Mitt Romney, we wouldn’t have had to suffer due to the national disgrace that is our president.  But then again, our “choice” this election was between a guy who thinks Jesus Christ is the spirit brother of Lucifer and the guy who actually IS the spirit brother of Lucifer.  Heckuva choice in God damn America where there ARE no good choices.

Do you know that as Obama invites Republican Senators to the White House for dinner, this is the FIRST TIME since 2010 he’s met with them?  George Bush used to meet with the bipartisan heads of the House and Senate EVERY SINGLE WEEK; Obama can’t even muster the leadership or courage to meet with them every single YEAR.

I put it beautiful in 2008 when Obama was elected, because it remains as true today as it was then: “Obama Wins!  God Damn America!”

The beast is coming.  And Obama is his useful idiot.

Two Ways Sequestration Battle Proves That America Is A Headless Chicken Lurching Toward The Mark Of The Beast

February 26, 2013

Do you know what the absolutely most hilarious thing about the sequestration issue is? It’s that Democrats and media elites are saying, “The Republicans voted for these sequestration cuts…”  And, yes, they did vote for the bill that came from the Obama White House that had the sequestration cuts in it; as did Democrats.  But here’s the funny thing about it: if Republicans DON’T vote Obama’s way, they are “obstructionists.”  If they DO vote Obama’s way, well, they become completely to blame for the disaster that came from the mind of Obama, as far as the mainstream media and the Democrat Party are concerned.

The sequestration battle reveals two ways that the war is over, and America lost.

And it’s like that famous Pogo line: “We have met the enemy… and he is us.”

Two things going on right now blatantly show America is doomed.  There is simply no coming back from these things.

The first is the level of propaganda and lies coming from our mainstream media and from our White House.  There simply has never been a president who has ever been so in-your-face dishonest; and there simply has never been a media refusal to cover the truth like this before.

Barack Obama has now repeatedly said that sequestration – which he now says is a “meat cleaver” that would have “brutal consequences” that would destroy America – was “Congress’ idea” (with the implication that it was therefore the Republicans’ idea.  He said back on October 22:

“The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed,” Obama said. “It is something that Congress has proposed.”

But Barack Obama is a documented liar in claiming that.  Because WHO actually proposed sequestration again?

Let’s see what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was forced to concede during an interview with Fox News anchor Brett Bair (note: I added the first remark by Jay Carney to the transcript after transcribing it from the video):

Jay Carney: Somehow, what they [Republicans] liked then, they don’t like now and they’re trying to say that it was the president’s idea.

Bret Baier: Fair to say, but it was the president’s idea… You concede that point, right?

Jay Carney: What I will concede is that we were looking and the Republicans were looking for a trigger around which to build the mechanism to get us out of default possibility and the sequester was one of the ideas yes put forward, yes, by the president’s team.

Who’s to blame for sequestration?

“At 2:30 p.m. Lew and Nabors went to the Senate to meet with Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone. ‘We have an idea for the trigger,’ Lew said. ‘What’s the idea?’ Reid asked skeptically. ‘Sequestration.’ Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he were going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. ‘A couple of weeks ago,’ he said, ‘my staff said to me that there is one more possible’ enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, ‘Get the hell out of here. That’s insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?’ Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained. What would the impact be? They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department. ‘I like that,’ Reid said. ‘That’s good. It doesn’t touch Medicaid or Medicare, does it?’ It actually does touch Medicare, they replied. ‘How does it touch Medicare?’ It depends, they said. There’s versions with 2 percent cuts, and there’s versions with 4 percent cuts.” (Bob Woodward, The Price Of Politics, 2012, pp. 326)

It is a documented historical fact that it was BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’S White House that proposed sequestration, NOT Congress and most certainly NOT Republicans.

So, yeah, it was the president’s idea.  It was Obama’s plan that Obama put forward.  If the Republicans agreed to it in order to get something done on the last debt ceiling fight.  And after all  the time you’ve spent labelling Republicans as “obstructionists” for not agreeing with you, NOW you demonize them as evil after they DO agree with you???

Barack Obama is a documented, proven liar.  Even the überliberal Washington Post acknowledges that Barack Obama is a liar.  But the rest of the media is largely disinterested, uningaged, uninvolved in this story – aside from presenting Obama’s deceitful spin on reality as “the news.”

We also have Barack Obama’s very own words to examine regarding the automatic spending cuts of the sequestration his White House proposed:

I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts,” said Obama from the White House’s briefing room, adding “the only way to get rid of those cuts is to get Congress to come together and work on a deal.”

We literally have him saying it on video:

Obama has said the same thing again and again:

“Already some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: No,” Mr. Obama said from the White House briefing room Monday evening. “I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending.”

Barack Obama is a documented liar and slanderer and demagogue and fearmongering demonizer for all the world to see.

When he now says:

“Would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations?” Obama asked of the GOP during a White House event.

What he is actually saying is that it was actually HIS idea to “put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations.”   You DO know that GE – which paid zero taxes last year – is a liberal and pro-Obama corporation, don’t you?  You DO know that Facebook – another liberal pro-Obama corporation is not only not paying federal income taxes but is actually getting a huge tax refund of nearly half a billion dollars in tax money???

When Obama now says:

At one of his countless anti-sequester events, Obama warned that the budget cuts will “gut critical investments,” “weaken America’s economic recovery” and “weaken our military readiness.” He said tens of thousands of parents will scramble to find child care, and hundreds of thousands will “lose access to primary care and preventive care.”

Whenever you hear Obama explain how the sequestration cuts are absolutely evil and would basically kill everybody in his current slandering fearmongering, realize that Obama is the source of that evil and is responsible for all the evil things he says will happen.

And do you REALLY want to talk about the cronyism of the Obama administration????  Obama is literally SELLING access to his White House to the highest bidder.  Obama’s mindset is to be the most shameless peddler of chutzpah the world has ever known, to demonize and slander his opponents while actually doing far WORSE than the opponents whom he is routinely demonizing.   While the media dishonestly “reports” whatever the hell their Führer wants them to.  And I say “Führer” because you’ve got to go back to Joseph Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda to see this kind of shameless media dishonesty.

What Barack Hussein Obama is actually saying is that to whatever extent the sequestration cuts are evil, HE is evil.  To whatever extent that sequestration will hurt the economy, HE is the one who hurt the economy.  And to whatever extent sequestration cuts will hurt the American people, HE is the one who hurt the American people.  Obama is literally on the record having said that he would not allow ANYTHING to undo the spending cuts that he today dishonestly says is demonically evil.

But the world doesn’t CARE that Barack Obama is a slandering liar and a pathologically dishonest and dishonorable human being.  And that’s largely because the mainstream media are a bunch of pathologically dishonest and dishonorable human beings who now rely almost exclusively on propaganda rather than “news” or “journalism.”

It’s an inconvenient truth that the sequestration cuts that Barack Obama is now fearmongering and demonizing came from Obama.  It is an inconvenient truth that Barack Hussein Obama actually threatened to VETO ANY EFFORT TO UNDO THE SEQUESTRATION CUTS THAT HE NOW SAYS ARE SO DAMN EVIL and will be so damned harmful to the American people.  So the media doesn’t report the inconvenient truth.  And instead reports Obama’s slandering lies and fearmongering in PLACE of the truth.

When a nation is as blinded by lies and as willing to participate in lies and deceit as the American people now are, it is time for that nation and that people to go the way of the Dodo bird to extinction.  But it’s more than just extinction, because we face divine judgment: any nation that is so deluded by lies that it would vote for a liar without shame, without honor and without decency in 2008 and then vote to re-elect that shameless liar four years later deserves the Antichrist, deserves to worship him, deserves to take his mark and deserves to burn in hell for all eternity.

And that is coming because of what we have done.  That end is coming because when we needed to be confronted by the truth, the American people were the sort of people who preferred lies and slander and demagoguery and fearmongering.

The truth no longer matters in America.  And God DAMN America for that, to quote Obama’s racist reverend Jeremiah Wright.

What I point out above isn’t the only Obama lies regarding sequestration.  Like I said, this man is a liar without shame or honor or decency.  And literally everything that drools out of his mouth is a lie.  Bob Woodward also documented that Barack Obama, in demanding tax hikes (“revenue”), is not only dishonestly moving the goal post but in fact shamelessly reneging on a deal he made:

In fact, the final deal reached between Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2011 included an agreement that there would be no tax increases in the sequester in exchange for what the president was insisting on: an agreement that the nation’s debt ceiling would be increased for 18 months, so Obama would not have to go through another such negotiation in 2012, when he was running for reelection.

So when the president asks that a substitute for the sequester include not just spending cuts but also new revenue, he is moving the goal posts. His call for a balanced approach is reasonable, and he makes a strong case that those in the top income brackets could and should pay more. But that was not the deal he made.

Again, that is the reporting of Bob Woodward, one of the most famous journalist’ alive whose reporting brought down Nixon, stated from his access to the White House during the very time the sequestration deal was going through.

But again, the mainstream media and the wicked American people will not allow Barack Obama to be held responsible for his shameless lies or his constant deceit.  So the fact that Obama’s constant demand for “common-sense” “balanced approach,” he is in fact saying he should be rewarded for making promises, agreeing to deals, and then dishonestly reneging on those promises and deals.

Anyone who negotiates with such a dishonest man as Obama is is a fool who deserves his own destruction.  Which is why the Republican Party is in such terrible shape as they’ve tried to compromise again and again with a shameless, craven, dishonest liar.

They have gone down this path again and again and again.  Obama makes a deal only to break his own deal.  And then demonize and slander the Republicans whose sin was trying to deal with a devil:

The book, “The Price of Politics,” on sale Sept. 11, 2012, shows how close the president and the House speaker were to defying Washington odds and establishing a spending framework that included both new revenues and major changes to long-sacred entitlement programs.

But at a critical juncture, with an agreement tantalizingly close, Obama pressed Boehner for additional taxes as part of a final deal — a miscalculation, in retrospect, given how far the House speaker felt he’d already gone.

Who killed that infamous Grand Bargain deal in which Boehner had agreed to concede higher taxes in exhange for spending cuts?  Obama killed it by having a deal and then demanding even more concessions after he had already agreed on a deal.  And dishonest Democrats, which pretty much is all of them, have perverted the truth ever since by falsely claiming Boehner walked away from a deal.  All Boehner walked away from was the destroyed engine of a deal after Obama dishonestly threw a monkey wrench into it after they’d already agreed to a deal.

When Barack Hussein Obama pissed on the deal and killed it, he and his vast army of lying cockroaches were ready to point the finger at the victim of Obama’s dishonest dealing.

Democrats are every bit as happy to go off the fiscal cliff of sequestration as the most right wing Republican.  And Obama has been doing a whole lot of moving the goalposts while he dishonestly goes back on agreements he made.  But the dishonest media refuses to report the truth.  Because the truth is the first thing to go before God truly begins to judge a nation for its wickedness.

That’s one.  The dishonesty of the American people in their leader, in their dishonest, false messiah are alone enough to constitute God Damn America until this nation fades away from its status as a world power in humiliation and shame.

But the sequestration debate reveals a far more dangerous cancer at the dishonest, wicked heart of Barack Hussein Obama and the American people he leads to their damnation.

The other fact is the fact that there will NEVER be anything remotely CLOSE to true spending cuts as long as there is one Democrat who has not been hunted down with dogs and burned alive.

Do you know what the sequestration fight is really over?  Of course you don’t, if you get your “news” from the mainstream media!  It is over a 2.4% reduction in the rate of projected spending:

How much is to be “cut”? $85 billion on a budget of $3.6 trillion. That’s 2.4%. As of August household income was down 8.2% under Obama and the country had to make do. Now Obama tries to tell us that government can’t do with 2.4% less? Seriously?

He has been lying about the sequester since the debates.

And:

Federal spending will explode from $3.6 trillion to $6 trillion over the next 10 years, but the much-maligned sequester will cut only 2.4 percent of this spending.

Sequestration represents a relatively small cut in projected spending. So why are so many in Washington wringing their hands over a two-and-a-half percent reduction?

Do you know that the coming budget will spend more than last years budget EVEN WITH the sequestration “cuts”???  Because the fact of the matter is that we will actually be spending $110 billion MORE in this budget even when the sequestration “cuts” are factored in.

I want you to understand: Democrats are literally becoming hysterical and rabid over the fear of not a 2% cut that ANY bureaucracy ought to be able to easily make – but a 2.4% cut in the rate of growth of that spending.  This is another way of simply pointing out the fact that we can’t make ANY cuts of ANY kind at all.

The sequestration “cuts” are mindless, stupid and evil – which is exactly what I for one would expect from anything coming out of Obama’s White House as these sequestration cuts did – but Republicans are beginning to express a willingness to “go off the cliff” with sequestration simply because it is now glaringly obvious to anyone possessing a faculty for comprehending reality that Barack Obama will NEVER allow any other spending cuts of any kind during the next four years.  And if Republicans want ANY cuts to the budget, the deficit, or the debt at ALL, this is their only chance to get them.

That’s the fact.

And the fact is that Democrats – in spite of their frequent lip service to reducing spending, reducing the deficit, reducing the debt – are shameless liars who say one thing and keep doing another.  They will NEVER allow ANY spending cuts.  Period.

Obama slandered George Bush for his $4 trillion debt over eight years.  He has now presided over $6 trillion more in debt in only four years.  Which is to say that the nation’s crushing, bankrupting, extinction debt is tripling under Obama beyond what Obama demonized Bush over.

Again, Barack Hussein Obama is a pathologically dishonest man.  And this hellbound world longing for the Antichrist loves him for it.

What Obama did was load up the 2008 federal deficit with TRILLIONS of dollars in his own spending, then slanderously and dishonestly hold Bush responsible for Obama’s own wicked spending.  As if it was Bush who imposed the Obama stimulus, and Bush who imposed the Obama Omnibus bill, etc.  The deficit that Bush handed Obama for 2008 was $400 billion.  And what Obama did was deceitfully assert that HE ended the war in Iraq – which Bush actually ended and signed the final status of forces agreement for – and that somehow without Obama the Iraq War would have gone on forever and so Obama should somehow be credited with eternal savings for ending a war that Bush actually won and ended.

And that is why this nation is utterly doomed.  Either money is nothing – in which case nobody needs any more of it and Democrats are idiots for trying to redistribute the wealth like the Marxists they truly are – or money matters and our $228 trillion fiscal gap will bury us and smother this nation to death.  It’s one or the other.

Our true fiscal gap was documented by the International Monetary Fund at $222 trillion as of August of last year.  It is growing by nearly a trillion dollars every month.  Which means it is now well over $228 trillion in unfunded liabilities that will bankrupt this nation.

And Obama is literally coming unglued at saving $84 billion in cuts not in our spending but only in our rate of growth – which is a drop of piss in a giant ocean of bloody-red debt???

Democrats won’t allow America to cut its spending in any way, shape or form.  And America is going to die because of that.

The Democrat Party stands for the extinction of America.  It is crushing America with lies and crushing America with debt.  And America cannot survive with either scourge, let alone both.

So it should be no surprise that the same Obama administration that has gone so completely deranged predicting national disaster and even holocaust if the sequestration that Obama proposed, that Obama signed into law and that Obama threatened to use his veto to protect was put into effect is also the administration that is about to intentionally try to make those cuts as painful to as many Americans as they possibly can.

Want an example?  Obama cabinent appointees are already releasing a wave of CRIMINAL illegal immigrants as a way to inflict harm with the sequestration cuts in order to say the Republicans did what in fact OBAMA did.  I say “criminal” not just because it is a damn CRIME to enter the United States without going through the legal immigration process, but because the “immigrants” being released are “immigrants” who have already been convicted of crimes in Los Estados Unidos.

So basically, what Obama is saying is that you either agree with my new deal after I broke my word with you on our last deal, or else I’ll threaten you with huge numbers of criminal illegal immigrants.  And according to Obama, that’s a “balanced compromise” rather than terrorist extortionism.

Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor put it this way:

“President Obama has said that unless he gets a second tax hike in eight  weeks, he will be forced to let criminals loose on the streets, the meat at your  grocery store won’t be inspected and emergency responders will be unable to do  their jobs,” Cantor said in his statement.

“These are false choices. We are faced with the negative effects of the  sequester because Democrats have not been able to take even the smallest step  towards controlling spending.”

False choices have been all we’ve had for Obama’s entire presidency.

Could Obama lay off his scheduling secretary so he’d have a harder time going on a golfing vacation with Tiger Woods just before coming back to say that what clearly wasn’t a big deal before he went on vacation is suddenly about to kill America if he doesn’t get his way?  Yes, but it’s so much more fun for Obama to fire firefighters and police officers instead.  Because that’s just the kind of wicked man he is.

When the beast comes, there is not a doubt in my mind that he will honor Barack Hussein Obama as the man who made his arrival possible.

And the American people will burn in hell for all eternity as a result of both of these wicked men.

Fiscal Cliff Deal Is A Raw Deal For The Rich And For America. And It Sets Up ANOTHER Raw Deal In Sixty Days Over Out-Of-Control Obama Spending.

January 2, 2013

It’s a truly fascinating thing.  Had we “gone over the cliff,” do you know what would have happened?  We would have returned to the Clinton tax rates.

What is truly remarkable is that the Clinton tax rates are now nearly universally viewed by Democrats as having been 98% pure, distilled evil.  Because the Democrat Party has now been saying that Americans can’t afford to pay the stupid and evil tax rates that Democrats once demanded they pay.

But what would have been stupid and evil and harmful to the American economy for 98% of the population is in fact true for 100% of the population.  It is simply a gargantuan lie to try to argue that the laws of economics – that when you tax something you invariably get LESS of it – is true for 98% but is a lie for 100%.

Yes, it is a fact of history that the Republican Party under George W. Bush saved America with the tax cuts that helped the middle class grow more and spend more.  And it is now a fact of history that Democrats are now implicitly saying that the Clinton tax rates were 98% evil and counterproductive to a growing economy.  Democrats were completely wrong about their high tax rates; but Democrats are liars who won’t EVER admit they were wrong.  Instead they merely continually shift their demonization and demagoguery to a different target without ever admitting that it was only a relative few years ago that Democrats were attacking the middle class with high taxes that are suddenly now universally recognized as evil.

Isn’t it amazing how Obama, the Democrats and the mainstream media propaganda actually just claimed credit for 98% of the Bush tax cuts while still blaming Republicans as evil for creating the very thing that Democrats are on record as now being 98% for?  How does this kind of falsehood pass for truth???

Here’s a little bit of fact for you: BILL CLINTON CUT TAXES FAR MORE THAN HE RAISED THEM.  It wasn’t until Clinton CUT the capital gains tax in addition to many other tax reforms that the economy truly took off and the budget deficit shrank.  Versus Barack Obama, who has stratospherically hiked taxes on the rich and on the middle class via massive regulation and the equally massive ObamaCare tax hike.

And keep in mind that Bill Clinton – who largely presided over a good economy with the help of Republicans who controlled both the House and the Senate – said “the era of big government is over.”  Obama reversed that and now America will pay dearly for it.

It is a fact of history that Democrats are now demanding that we keep 98% of Bush’s tax cuts while simultaneously taking credit for them.  While amazingly still saying that the Bush tax cuts – which they now say were 98% good – are still evil.

Democrats claim that their tax hike on the rich, on the other hand, will generate $620 billion in additional revenues.  Here’s the first problem with the deal that Republicans were trapped into: no it won’t.

History is now replete, full, satiated, gluttonously gorged with examples of Democrats’ stupid tax claims doing the very opposite of what they claimed it would do.  The most infamous example is the luxury tax or so-called “yacht tax” on the rich.  Democrats assured Americans that the rich could certainly pay a little more (there’s a line that stupid people keep arguing, isn’t it?) to own luxury items.  Democrats saw the government getting more and the rich paying “more of their fair share” (there’s another stupid line of demagoguery for you).  What in FACT happened was that it turned out that, guess what, rich people AVOID TAXES just like everybody else tends to do.

Falling Tax Would Lift All Yachts
By AGIS SALPUKAS
Published: February 7, 1992

The nation’s luxury-boat builders, many clinging to their businesses after two years of plunging sales, finally got some good news last week.

President Bush, in his budget proposals, asked Congress to repeal the 10 percent luxury tax on yachts priced at more than $100,000 (and also on private planes that cost more than $250,000). The repeal, which Congress is likely to approve, would be retroactive to Feb. 1.

Since the tax took effect in January 1990, hundreds of builders of large and small boats have spoken of it as a stake driven into the heart of an industry already suffering from the recession, tighter bank rules on financing and fallout from the gulf war.

In the last two years, about 100 builders of luxury boats — recreational craft costing more than $100,000 — cut their operations severely and laid off thousands of workers. Some builders filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code.

Now, sales personnel and owners of marine companies are hoping they will be swamped by buyers who have held off in the expectation that the tax will be repealed.

The 10 percent tax applies to the amount of the cost above $100,000, so that a boat selling for $300,000 carries a $20,000 luxury tax. That tax is in addition to any state and local taxes. […]

Also, boat prices have dropped as much as 40 to 50 percent, interest rates have fallen and some lenders have begun to offer financing, though on very strict terms.

In 1991, sales of luxury boats dropped 70 percent from 1990’s level, while overall boat sales fell 18 percent. Relies on Foreign Customers

The luxury tax really hurt us,” said William J. Healey, the president of the Viking Yacht Company in New Gretna, N.J.

He gestured toward a few big luxury boats being built there. A 50-foot boat costing $800,000 is bound for Italy; a $1 million yacht may be sold in Japan. A 65-foot motor yacht costing $1.3 million is bound for Greece.

The business from overseas, developed in the last two years, is enabling Viking to limp along, its work force cut to 150 workers from 800. “Very fortunately, it has helped us weather the downturn,” Mr. Healey said as he pointed to two production lines that have been inactive for several years.

Domestic demand fell so sharply that a year ago Viking shut an operation in Tampa, Fla., that employed 800 workers. The plant was built in the boom of the 1980’s, when most boat makers could not keep up with demand.

Yeah, that’s right, stupid liberal.  Raising taxes on the rich a few percent won’t hurt anybody.  They can afford it.

And if you’re either stupid or demon-possessed, you still believe that damn Marxist class warfare lie.  But people who prefer the truth and have a clue about something called “history” sure don’t.

The fact of the matter is simple and straightforward: lower tax rates for EVERYBODY creates more incentive to work harder and invest more because you are allowed to keep more of what you earn.  It is a simple truth of American history that every single time tax rates have been cut, we have had growth that generated MORE revenue than we otherwise would have.

There’s a second and even more harmful reason that Obama won’t raise more revenue as he falsely claims: because he’s going to be targeting and attacking the small businesses that create jobs.  Yes, it’s true on one level that 97% of small businesses won’t see their taxes shoot up and force them to lay off workers and cut back to pay the dictator.  But as is often true, another word for “lie” is “statistic.”  Because here’s the thing: THAT THREE PERCENT OF THE BUSINESSES DO MOST OF THE ACTUAL HIRING.

I documented this back in July:

Please take a look at the US government census information on small businesses.  The latest data they have on file comes from 2008:

Out of 27,281,452 total firms, 21,351,320 are listed as “nonemployer firms.”  Which means that 78.23 percent of all small businesses hire ZERO employees.   So when Obama says that 97% of small businesses won’t be affected by his tax hike, please understand that the whopping majority of those businesses that won’t be affected aren’t hiring anybody.  Another 3,617,764 small businesses have no more than four employees.  Those small businesses that hire zero workers plus those small businesses that hire no more than four workers constitute 91.5% of ALL small businesses.

Here’s a more relevant way to look at it.  When you consider the businesses that employ more than four people, you are looking at businesses that hire 94.97 percent of ALL the workers who work for small businesses.  And while not all of the small businesses that hire between 5-9 employees are going to be paying higher taxes as a result of Obama’s class warfare on small businesses, most of them do.  And virtually none of the businesses that hire more than ten employees are going to earn less than $250,000 a year.

So, yeah, the kid who is an “independent contractor” working his paper route won’t be paying more taxes under Obama’s class warfare plan.  That’s great.  But the overwhelming majority of small businesses (defined as businesses employing 499 or fewer workers) are going to get the crap beat out of them.

So Obama and Democrats like to point out that 97% of small businesses won’t be affected by their tax hikes.  But more than 78% of small businesses in his “97 percent” figure are “nonemployer firms” and hire ZERO workers.  So no jobs.  And when you look at the businesses that hire workers, you are looking overwhelmingly at the businesses that are going to be hit by these new tax hikes.  That is simply a FACT.  And it is simply a FACT that they are going to be forced to raise their prices to accommodate their rising costs of doing business, which will in turn reduce demand for their products or services, which will then in turn force them to lay off workers because of aforementioned reduced demand.

So what Obama and the Democrats just did is savagely attack the only people who have any chance at creating more job opportunities and bringing the US economy off its back and onto its feet again.

Keep in mind that in pimping his ObamaCare, Obama promised that premiums wouldn’t go up; he promised that if you like your doctor, you could keep your doctor; he promised that he wouldn’t tax the middle class.  He lied about EVERYTHING.  And he is lying to you now.  Because he has over and over again demonstrated that he is a liar without shame, without honesty, without decency and without integrity.

But we’re just getting warmed up describing how truly godawful this “deal” is.

Obama – even on his regime’s own calculations – will only get 8 1/2 days of additional tax revenue by attacking the rich and sabotaging the US economy by hurting job creators.  The problem when you consider Obama’s trillion-plus dollar deficits every single year of his entire presidency is that he refused to do a damn thing about the OTHER 356.5 days of the year.

We raised $1.8 trillion in income tax revenue in 2012.  It will be a very interesting thing indeed to see if we raise $2.42 trillion as the Democrats claim.  I bet we won’t be anywhere near that because it was a lie from the beginning.

Obama has the blue-whale-sized balls to claim that he cut the deficit by over $1 trillion.  Even the überliberal Washington Post says he’s a Pinnochio-nosed liar.  But let’s just think like people who AREN’T insane and AREN’T demon-possessed for a second: the US national debt is now over 16.4 trillion and will be well beyond that by January 20 when Obama’s first term ends; it was $10.626 trillion the day Obama took office.

Do you remember when our demon-possessed current president demonized his predecessor by pointing out that the debt had grown by $4 trillion over Bush’s eight years in office?  I pointed out back in September:

If Obama is a one-term president, which he himself by his own rhetoric said he ought to be, he will have added more than $6 trillion to the debt in his four years by the time he leaves office.  The same man who viciously demonized his predecessor for adding less than $5 trillion over EIGHT years.  The national debt is over $16 trillion now, and it’s going to keep piling on and piling on until January 2013.  With at least $500 billion in interest to pay on top of that.

Again, Barack Obama is a liar and a hypocrite without shame, without decency, without honor and without integrity.  He is shameless.  The Democrat Party is shameless.  And the mainstream media which protects both with their propaganda machine are shameless.

And our real debt is actually now considerably over a beyond-insane $222 trillion.  And is growing by about one trillion dollars every single MONTH:

The U.S. fiscal gap, calculated (by us) using theCongressional Budget Office’s realistic long-term budget forecast — the Alternative Fiscal Scenario — is now $222 trillion. Last year, it was $211 trillion. The $11 trillion difference — this year’s true federal deficit — is 10 times larger than the official deficit and roughly as large as the entire stock of official debt in public hands.

And why are we that $222 trillion – and actually that is now more like $227 trillion given the rate of growth of that debt and the five months that have passed since that article documenting the true debt was written – you ask?  Easy, 99.99999 percent of that debt which guarantees the collapse of America came from Democrats, and specifically their boondoggle entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

It’s funny, in a sad, pathetic, ironic sort of way: Democrats demonize Republicans for trying to protect America and her interests abroad with a strong national defense.  But the only thing the Constitution specifically ordered the federal government to “provide for the common defense.”  And note that word, “provide.”  It means, “pay for to provide.”  The same liberals who demonize us for doing what common sense and the Constitution alike command us to do point to the phrase “promote the general welfare.”  Do you get that difference between “provide” and “promote.”  If you ask me to provide something, I’m on the hook for it in a financial way.  That’s what it means to be a provider.  If you want me to promote something, I’m going to say nice things about it and cheerlead for it.  But that’s all.  And so like everything else, Democrats turned the Constitution, basic morality and true Christianity on its head and made what is wrong right and what is right wrong.

If liberals were actually to “promote the general welfare,” they would cheerlead the private economy and encourage growth by keeping taxes low for those who are willing to work hard so they can keep what they earn.  And then, with the minimum size and minimum amount of regulation, they would get the hell out of the way.

What Democrats “promote” is the general cancer instead.

And that mindset became a rotting cancer that is just about to consume and kill the patient America.

This nation is doomed.  And if you voted for Obama, you are one of the people who doomed it.   We cannot possibly pay these debts that will ultimately bankrupt this country but only after our children and their children are forced to bear the burden and suffer because of your self-righteous and sanctimonious greed a.k.a. “your entitlement mindset.”  And one day you will stand before a holy God and answer for the fact that you are a toxic human being whose soul swims in every kind of lie.  Because that’s what Obama voters are: bad people who hate the truth and who prefer lies.  Aside from your dishonesty, you are greedy and hypocritical – feeling yourself entitled to seize other people’s money when you would scream if your own money were taken from you.  And aside from your dishonesty, greed and hypocrisy you are hurting the poor who ought to be helped.  Because as I pointed out above – and thoroughly document with the article I linked you to stating it – when you seize the wealth of private citizens who overwhelmingly worked hard and then planned well and then worked hard some more to get that wealth, you end up hurting the very poor you falsely profess to be helping.  Because you force businesses large and small alike to reduce their workers.  You rob the poor of dignity by preventing them from being able to find jobs.  And then you cynically exploit their desperation to get them to vote Democrat so they can be on welfare for life as long as they continue voting Democrat.  Oh, you will one day be forced to give an account for all of it, rest assured.  And you will be giving that account to a Someone who knows the truth from all of your lies and your slander.

In sixty days this “fiscal cliff deal” that the mainstream media is so damn giddy about will come boomaranging back in the form of a massive political crisis caused by Obama’s morally insane and fiscally evil out-of-control spending binge.

Further, this stupid deal did nothing to avert the sequestration that Obama’s White House invented that will cripple our economy.  Just for starters, 1.53 million defense industry workers are going to get their 60-day layoff notices that they frankly should have already received according to federal law that Obama abrogated for cynical political purposes.  The defense industry has already began to suffer because everybody knows that Obama is at war with our ability to defend ourselves against war.  Obama has already cut $480 billion from defense; and his sequestration gimmick will soon devastatingly cut the Pentagon by $500 billion more.

Republicans were maneuvered into an impossible rhetorical battle against a master demagogic rhetorician.  They were demonized as “the party who was willing to force everybody’s taxes to go up over the wealthiest two percent of the country.”  When how the hell were the Democrats not “the party who was willing to force everybody’s taxes to go up over the wealthiest two percent of the country”???  Weren’t Democrats threatening to go off the cliff unless they got to attack the top two percent of earners?  How were they not doing the very thing they slandered the Republicans for doing???

This country is going to shut down in sixty days over that “spending issue” that Obama and the Democrats absolutely refused to deal with.  Because this “deal” did nothing to slow down the debt, nothing to slow down Obama’s shocking deficits, nothing to avert a debt ceiling showdown and nothing to avert the REAL fiscal cliff of Obama’s sequestration plan.

The markets that stupidly surged today will just as stupidly collapse then.  Because anybody who isn’t a fool should see this confrontation over insane and immoral debt coming.

Meanwhile, it is God damn America, full speed ahead to ruin.  And then the Antichrist and the Tribulation will come.

What I’d Do To Resolve Stalemate Between Republicans And Democrats On Taxes Targeting The Rich

November 16, 2012

We seem to be in a real fix.  Obama won reelection and seems to think he had a mandate.  In reality, Obama is the first president in American history who got reelected with a SMALLER percentage of the vote and electoral college majority than he did in 2008.  Very much like hated Republican boogeymen such as Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, who were both reelected with larger majorities than they first got into office with.

And yes, the same electorate that gave Obama a “mandate” also reelected an overwhelmingly Republican House of Representatives and gave THEM a mandate.  If Obama has a damn mandate, then the Republican House has every damn much as big of a mandate as Obama has.

For the record, if you want to see what an actual “mandate” really looks like, click here.  Because Ronald Reagan had a mandate.

That versus Obama’s “food stamp mandate” is all you should need to know which side has had a plan to truly build an America that can increase in size and power and which side has a plan to bring America to its knees and ultimately to extinction via unsustainable welfare spending to buy off voters as jobs are destroyed.

So if Obama wants, he can have a pissing contest and insist that Republicans betray their most deeply held convictions about what creates job growth and what STYMIES job growth.  And the only people who will lose are the American people.

The simple, repeatedly historically-proven fact is this: Tax Cuts Increase Revenues; They Have ALWAYS Increased Revenues.  It is a simple fact of history that when Calvin Coolidge cut the income tax rates, we got an economic boom and increased our tax revenue by increasing economic growth.  When John F. Kennedy cut the tax rates, voilà, we got more revenue.  When Ronald Regan cut the income tax rates, we got a twenty-year trajectory of economic growth.  And yes, when George W. Bush cut the tax rates, guess what?  We got significantly higher tax revenues than we had had before Bush cut taxes.  And to this day the highest year of tax revenues was NOT in the early 1960s when the top marginal rate was 92% and we had a godawful tax revenue problem, but in 2007 under George W. Bush.

Bill Clinton increased taxes in 1993.  And the economy responded with such weakness that the American people decided to elect the largest Republican majorities that took over both the House AND the Senate in history just to show you how well the Clinton tax hike worked.  Do you want to know when Clinton got real economic growth?  After the Republicans were elected, after Clinton said “The era of big government is over” and after he signed the Republican-originated and Republican-passed Taxpayer Relief Act in 1997 which massively cut the capital gains tax rate.

Obama simply does not have the instinct to compromise that Bill Clinton did.  Which is why we have this exchange with ABC anchor Charles Gibson:

MR. GIBSON: You have however said you would favor an increase in the capital gains tax. As a matter of fact, you said on CNBC, and I quote, “I certainly would not go above what existed under Bill Clinton, which was 28 percent.”

It’s now 15 percent. That’s almost a doubling if you went to 28 percent. But actually Bill Clinton in 1997 signed legislation that dropped the capital gains tax to 20 percent.

SENATOR OBAMA: Right.

MR. GIBSON: And George Bush has taken it down to 15 percent.

SENATOR OBAMA: Right.

MR. GIBSON: And in each instance, when the rate dropped, revenues from the tax increased. The government took in more money. And in the 1980s, when the tax was increased to 28 percent, the revenues went down. So why raise it at all, especially given the fact that 100 million people in this country own stock and would be affected?

SENATOR OBAMA: Well, Charlie, what I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.

In that exchange, Obama officially admitted, “I will not collect as much revenue by attacking the rich.  But I don’t care.”

Obama wants to target the rich, demagogue them, punish them, gin up the kind of class warfare rage that Karl Marx ginned up in his day.  And we just saw, as morally depraved as it is, it’s apparently goooood politics with an amoral American people.  The problem is that what will happen if Obama gets his way is that we’ll see LESS revenue, NOT more.  The rich will increase their rate of withdrawing money from the economy, from investment and from job creation, and instead shelter it and spend it on tax attorneys to keep as much of their money as they can.  We’ve seen this over and over again.

If you actually wanted more tax revenue, i.e., money that could actually help the poor, the smartest thing you could do would be to cut the tax rates and allow investment and business growth to increase the size of the economy and the tax base.  And the very stupidest thing you can do would be to listen to Obama.

Well, the American people are stuck on stupid.  And here’s the fix the Republicans are in: Obama will keep demagoguing and claiming that the answers to America’s prosperity are found in Marxist class warfare.  The implicit message is that the communists got it right; and the means to prosperity is to seize the wealth and redistribute it.  I mean, you can take out the words like “socialist” and “Marxist” and “communist,” but what you can’t do is describe what Obama wants to do and not realize that it’s fundamentally Marxist in approach.  Both want to seize the wealth and redistribute that wealth.  Period.  And so if the Republicans don’t give Obama his tax attack on the rich, we’ll go off the fiscal cliff and Obama – even though the fiscal cliff was HIS idea – will blame the Republicans for it.  And he will succeed, because the mainstream media is nothing more than leftist propaganda these days.  And as we fall off the cliff and into recession, Obama will keep explaining “why”: because Republicans are obstructing and protecting the rich at the expense of the rest of the people.

As completely wrong as Obama is, it his course is by far and away the easiest to demagogue.  When you realize that if all the people who got food stamps voted for Obama, there’s 75% of all the people who voted for him right there with just that, you see how politically powerful Obama’s course is.  At least until America fiscally collapses under the sheer massive weight of its debt.

So what do I propose?  Let Obama have his way.  IF.

Obama says that attacking and devouring the rich is the path to American prosperity.  Prove it, Mister President.  Tell us how much your tax increase will increase tax revenue.  Put a specific number on that claim into the version of the bill that Obama must sign.  And if tax revenues do not go up by the amount you said that they would go up, THEN YOU ARE WRONG.  No excuses.

As an example, consider what the Bush Tax Cut did:

For the record, President George Bush’s 2003 tax cuts:

raised federal tax receipts by $785 billion, the largest four-year revenue increase in U.S. history. In fiscal 2007, which ended last month, the government took in 6.7% more tax revenues than in 2006.

These increases in tax revenue have substantially reduced the federal budget deficits. In 2004 the deficit was $413 billion, or 3.5% of gross domestic product. It narrowed to $318 billion in 2005, $248 billion in 2006 and $163 billion in 2007. That last figure is just 1.2% of GDP, which is half of the average of the past 50 years.

Lower tax rates have be so successful in spurring growth that the percentage of federal income taxes paid by the very wealthy has increased. According to the Treasury Department, the top 1% of income tax filers paid just 19% of income taxes in 1980 (when the top tax rate was 70%), and 36% in 2003, the year the Bush tax cuts took effect (when the top rate became 35%). The top 5% of income taxpayers went from 37% of taxes paid to 56%, and the top 10% from 49% to 68% of taxes paid. And the amount of taxes paid by those earning more than $1 million a year rose to $236 billion in 2005 from $132 billion in 2003, a 78% increase.

Do you notice that not only did tax revenues massively increase, but in fact the percentage of taxes paid by the rich also massively increased?

Read what even the New York Times was forced to acknowledge about the FACT that the Bush tax cuts increased revenue:

Sharp Rise in Tax Revenue to Pare U.S. Deficit By EDMUND L. ANDREWS Published: July 13, 2005

WASHINGTON, July 12 – For the first time since President Bush took office, an unexpected leap in tax revenue is about to shrink the federal budget deficit this year, by nearly $100 billion.

A Jump in Corporate Payments On Wednesday, White House officials plan to announce that the deficit for the 2005 fiscal year, which ends in September, will be far smaller than the $427 billion they estimated in February.

Mr. Bush plans to hail the improvement at a cabinet meeting and to cite it as validation of his argument that tax cuts would stimulate the economy and ultimately help pay for themselves.

Based on revenue and spending data through June, the budget deficit for the first nine months of the fiscal year was $251 billion, $76 billion lower than the $327 billion gap recorded at the corresponding point a year earlier.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated last week that the deficit for the full fiscal year, which reached $412 billion in 2004, could be “significantly less than $350 billion, perhaps below $325 billion.” The big surprise has been in tax revenue, which is running nearly 15 percent higher than in 2004. Corporate tax revenue has soared about 40 percent, after languishing for four years, and individual tax revenue is up as well.

You can say whatever the hell you want, liberal.  But the Bush tax cut resulted in a fifteen percent increase in tax revenue.  According even to the New York Times.

Allow me to interject here that liberal “intellectuals” are actually the stupidest people in the world.  Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”  And what makes Forrest Gump an authority here is that he was a mentally retarded man who listened to the common sense wisdom of a mother who was determined to teach her son to succeed in the real world.  And the story teaches us that Forrest listened to his mother’s wisdom and lived his life according to her proverbs – and he flourished while all the “smart” people around him either lived like fools or came to embrace Forrest Gump’s wisdom.  In the same manner, liberal intellectuals are profoundly stupid people because they hate the world as it actually is and are determined to replace reality with their various “-isms” – such as communism and fascism and existentialism and postmodernism and nihilism – instead.  They refuse to see the world as it is and constantly seek to impose morally idiotic theories that are utterly false.  And that is precisely what they are doing now with their tax demagoguery.  Because “redistributionism” is every bit as stupid and unrealistic of an “-ism” as all the other “-isms” I just listed.

Getting back to point, what numbers do YOU have to “put your money where your mouth is,” Obama???  Are you prepared to make specific guarantees that your tax plan will increase revenues and increase the size of the economy such that if those numbers don’t materialize, YOU ARE PROVEN WRONG AND YOUR TAX HIKE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENDED ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONS IN THE BILL?

Republicans should force Obama to produce hard numbers predicting the revenues his tax hikes will generate by a specific time.  And also demand to know up front exactly how much Obama’s tax warfare plan will reduce the debt.  And Republicans ought to demand that if those hard numbers and dates aren’t met, that Obama’s tax warfare will automatically end and the Bush tax cuts will automatically take their place.

At the very least, that would at least give some demagoguery to the Republicans for a change.  Because if Obama says, “Well, my Marxist tax war on the rich won’t actually have very much effect even in my best case scenario,” then Republicans can rightfully ask, “Then why the hell have you spent most of the last four years harping on it, you demagogue?”  And if Obama wants to make grandiose predictions, then those predictions can and should be hard-baked into the legislation which should also include triggers to kill it if those grandiose predictions aren’t actualized.

Republicans control one-third of the government.  But Democrats clearly have the ball.  The trick is to hold Democrats RESPONSIBLE for their grandiose claims such that if those claims aren’t fulfilled, they are disgraced officially and for the permanent historical record.

Give Obama what he wants – but make him and the Democrat Party pay dearly for it if what happens isn’t what they say will happen if they get their way.

And if Obama won’t agree to these terms, well, then, simply tell Obama’s supporters that if you people want tax increases, well, you should damn-well GET your tax increases.  And you will therefore get to pay the high taxes that you hypocritically and dishonestly wanted to force on somebody else now.  Because the people who ought to be paying the highest taxes in this country are the people who say that somebody ELSE ought to pay higher taxes while they get off scott free.  So to hell with it: let EVERYBODY pay high taxes and be done with it.

And we’ll be able to find out that way that Democrats are liars and that you can’t tax your way into prosperity, too.

I write this because the tactic of fighting over every mole hill shouldn’t be our tactic any longer.  We just lost that battle, I would argue.  If the Democrats demand something like these tax hikes and promise it will fix the economy, oppose it philosophically, demand language within the legislation itself that will officially make the Democrats completely responsible for their false promises, and then let them destroy themselves and as much of America as it takes to finally realize that Democrats are a bunch of pied pipers who are leading us to our national extinction.

Congratulations, America, You Got What You Voted For: Soaring Unemployment, A Crashing DOW. Next Comes The Beast (You’ll Be Worshiping Him Soon)

November 15, 2012

As I noted, the day following the re-coronation of Obama as the Pharaoh in Chief saw the DOW plunge to historically high levels as investors and businesses pretty much said, “To hell with it.”

The 313 point plunge in the DOW on November 7, 2012 was the second worst point-drop in history following a presidential election and tied for fourth in American history in terms of overall drop in value.  Obama actually set the record for both categories when he was elected in 2008: the day of November 5, 2008 that followed the news that Obama would have his first four years to destroy the American economy was greeted with an almost 500-point drop or a 5% decrease in the value of the DOW.  And November 7th’s DOW drop puts the kibosh on any assertion that November 5 of 2008 was somehow a fluke.  So let’s say it with enthusiasm: “you’re #1, Obama!  No one but no one can destroy an economy like you!”

In both cases, it was the economy saying that a president like Barack Obama who would declare war on jobs, on productivity, and pretty much on anything that makes America great, is akin to a judgment of doom for this nation.

Since Obama was reelected, investors and business have decided that the economy and job-creation will take a four-year vacation.  The DOW has taken a nearly 700-point plunge since Obama was reelected as of today.

I know, I know, liberal.  Those vile rich people should all die and their flesh should be ground up for food after all the wealth they worked so hard to build for themselves and for their children has been confiscated and redistributed.

Here’s the thing: jobs are going the way of the Dodo bird and rich people in America.  Because people who voted for Obama don’t want jobs; they want socialism and communist redistribution of other people’s money.

The Lonely Conservative – and dang, I’m feeling kind of lonely since last week too, I’ve got to admit – posted these little factoids about Obama and the job boom that will now clearly never happen:

Initial Jobless Claims Soar To 439,000 – Updated
November 15, 2012
By Lonely Conservative

Isn’t it interesting that the jobless claims reported in the weeks leading up to the election were so low, and now that the election is behind us we get a report like this one? Of course, it was all unexpected to economists, who didn’t see the whopping 439,000 coming. Naturally, MarketWatch is doing their duty and blaming it on Sandy. You know, because it couldn’t have anything to do with the massive layoffs due to Obamacare.

The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm. The destruction of job sites, closure of government offices and widespread power outages caused more people to file claims after an initial delay. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected claims to climb to 380,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 361,000 from an original reading of 355,000, based on more complete data collected at the state level. (Read More)

Good grief, when they revise this number what will it go up to?

If that’s not bad enough, have you seen how the stock market has been doing since the election?

Ever since Obama won eight days ago, stock prices are down about 4% as this is being recorded. So stocks peaked September 14—two months before the election—when the Federal Reserve announced the current version of quantitative easing, and stocks held up pretty much right through an election day rally.

But now that the election is over stocks are dropping with no bottom in sight. This is no accident given investors’ fears of higher taxes and continued big spending, including higher taxes on capital gains, which inevitably will tank the economy. In fact, I believe we are headed for a recession. (Read More)

Well, it’s not like people weren’t warned. If you’re an Obama voter and having second thoughts, you might want to re-think where you get your news in the future.

Update: Zero Hedge is a good place to get economic news, like this:

The latest initial claims data posted a multi-year high 104,548 surge in weekly NSA claims from 361,800 to 466,348, and even the Seasonally adjusted number soaring from 361K to 439K on expectations of a 375K print. In other words, a complete disaster for any economic data bulls. What is truly amusing is that the same Wall Street “experts” who set expectations were unable to foresee the Sandy effect that every “macrotourist” on Twitter apparently is so very aware of. Also, it is apparently also “Sandy’s fault” (now that the Bush excuse is back in retirement) that the prior week’s claims were revised from 355K to 361K. Basically, just as we said 3 weeks ago, ignore every negative data point: it is Sandy’s fault. However, for the snapback, when there actually is good news to be had, well, “four more years.” Finally, to all the Sandy apologists: is the logic here that: if Hurricane, then Fire everyone? Because that is what is implied… (Read More)

Update 2: Oh look – The Euro Zone is in another recession, so jobless claims can be blamed on that!

Update 3: The states with the highest number of new jobless claims were Ohio and Pennsylvania. Go figure.

That 439,000 new jobless filing is the worst since April of 2011.

“Forward” is a great slogan and everything, but the only way Obama is going to take America “forward” is to drive us off the fiscal cliff that was his bright idea to create in the first place (and see here for more because Obama set this disaster up from the very start).  The fact of the matter is that it is a documented fact by one of the great journalists in American history that the idea for sequestration – i.e. the “fiscal cliff” or “taxmageddon” – came from Obama’s chief of staff Jack Lew and Rob Nabors (Obama’s White House Assistant to the President and head of the White House’s Office of Legislative Affairs).  The money quote:

At 2:30 p.m. Lew and Nabors went to the Senate to meet with Reid and his chief of staff, David Krone. ‘We have an idea for the trigger,’ Lew said. ‘What’s the idea?’ Reid asked skeptically. ‘Sequestration.’ Reid bent down and put his head between his knees, almost as if he were going to throw up or was having a heart attack. He sat back up and looked at the ceiling. ‘A couple of weeks ago,’ he said, ‘my staff said to me that there is one more possible’ enforcement mechanism: sequestration. He said he told them, ‘Get the hell out of here. That’s insane. The White House surely will come up with a plan that will save the day. And you come to me with sequestration?’ Well, it could work, Lew and Nabors explained. What would the impact be? They would design it so that half the threatened cuts would be from the Defense Department. ‘I like that,’ Reid said. ‘That’s good. It doesn’t touch Medicaid or Medicare, does it?’ It actually does touch Medicare, they replied. ‘How does it touch Medicare?’ It depends, they said. There’s versions with 2 percent cuts, and there’s versions with 4 percent cuts.” (Bob Woodward, The Price Of Politics, 2012, pp. 326)

So anybody who wants to assert that sequestration originated ANYWHERE other than the Obama White House is a documented liar.  Not that liberals care about being documented liars.

Let me explain to you how Obama will use the sequestration monster that he created in terms of a cartoon analogy: the mad scientist builds a giant indestructible killer robot that he threatens to turn loose on America unless the nation bow down before him and do whatever he wants.  Unfortunately, in the cartoons super heroes show up to defeat the giant killer robot and save the day, and all we’ve got as heroes now is a House filled with mostly shocked and awed Republicans.

Obama is threatening to use the vicious, economy murdering monster that he built (without ever actually bothering to acknowledge that HE was the one who built it, fwiw) to bring down America unless he gets the war on the rich that he so desperately wants as a true ideological Marxist.

It doesn’t matter to the American people that Obama invented sequestration.  It doesn’t matter that sequestration will result in shockingly high unemployment and recession.  It doesn’t matter that Obama is and has been saying all along he would plunge America into joblessness and serious recession unless his demands to directly attack job creators and investors are not met.  It doesn’t matter that when America needed to be saved from sequestration, Obama was swearing he would veto any bill that tried to save the nation from his monster.  All that matter is that Obama will be depicted by the mainstream media as the good guy and the hero and that the Republicans will be portrayed as the villains who somehow caused all this mess (because we’re not going to remember that Obama actually caused it).

This is a country that just boldly declared that it truly deserves to suffer.  And it is going to get the true suffering that it so boldly deserves.

If you believe that businesses and investors think that Obama will be anything other than an unmitigated disaster for America, and that in cutting their own losses they will cut the thread that our economy is hanging upon, you are insane.  There is absolutely no question that Obama-believers are morally insane, but you can add clinically “disassociated from reality” to the list.

Under Obama, America dropped from first place to seventh place after losing ground every single year of his presidency.  Not that that matters one wit to liberals, of course.

The Obama presidency will leave an America that is “worse tasting, smaller-sized and higher priced.”

We’ve already seen unparalleled “messiah-worship” of an American president in Obama: we’ve seen the man literally place his image on the flag because he thinks HE is America and the only thing that America should love.  We’ve seen the Obama campaign team refer to Obama as “Black Jesus” to kick out Christ and replace the King of kings and Lord of lords with Obama.  And yes, we’ve seen the enthusiastic determination of Democrats to replace Jesus with their REAL messiah, Obama.

Obama is Just Like Jesus, says his wife.  There’s no such thing as “us and them”.  Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in Obama’s sight.  The sheer worship is absolutely astonishing.

The Democrat Party under Obama is the Party that kicked God out of its platform before hastily deciding to put Him back in to a loud chorus of boos from the Party that Shakes Its Fist At God (see also here).

The Democrat Party under Obama or pretty damn much everybody else is the Party of Holocaust with 55 million innocent human beings butchered in a manner that I would not want to put an insect through.  One day every single Democrat will stand before the Father while flames of wrath billow out from His Throne and give an answer for why they supported the ugliest mass murder of human life in all of history.

The Democrat Party under Obama is a Party that worships homosexuality and sodomy.  And as much as they worship sodomy and homosexuality, they hate God, they hate the Bible, they hate Judeo-Christianity, they hate Western Civilization, and they viscerally hate and despise the name of Jesus.

And America has been paying for its support of this party for the past six years.  Because when America decided that demagogic Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid should run the House and the Senate back in 2006, unemployment was 4.4%.

And of course Democrats were bitching up a storm at that unemployment rate and swearing up and down that they could do better.  And instead they led America “forward.”

“Forward” to the Antichrist and the mark of the beast.

According to the Bible, the coming Antichrist will be worshiped as God.  Let me ask you, how does that happen?

Prior to the coming of the Antichrist, America and the rest of the world will experience a financial collapse the likes of which the world has never before seen.  The world will suddenly find itself awash in wars and famines and mass deaths.  Things will be looking grim beyond belief.

And then suddenly, as if riding in on a white horse to save the day, will come the figure that the Bible has described as “the beast.”

We are watching that collapse building and growing and metastasizing.  And when we voted for Obama, we voted for the collapse and for the beast who would come because of that collapse.

And the same people who voted for Obama are the same sorry already-doomed fools who will worship the beast and enthusiastically take his mark on their right hands or on their foreheads.  Because the mark of the beast will be nothing more than the ultimate, big government, liberal economic plan.  It will represent everything that the Democrat Party – and for that matter the Communist Party – has been building toward for the last eighty years.

It wasn’t merely Obama who will have murdered America – although Obama will ultimately be the poster boy for the murder and downfall and collapse of America.  No, this was a process began by Democrats and initiated and implemented under FDR in 1932 with Social Security.

The real “national debt” that will bankrupt America isn’t the $16 trillion that Obama is responsible for 60% of in only four misbegotten years as our Pharaoh; it’s $222 trillion, and in fact $224.75 trillion given the fact that that report of $222 trillion is a few months old now.

You need to understand that the Obama regime is “the Cloward and Piven presidency.”  And you need to understand why Democrats are so relentlessly pushing for a complete collapse of the United States of America.  As I wrote back in 2009:

The only question, given the massive debts Obama has already accumulated – deficits that literally are more than every president has accumulated from George Washington to George W. Bush, combined – is whether the Cloward-Piven strategy will yet have its chance to work.  It might already be too late.  When you look at our real national debt of more than $100 TRILLION and realize that we cannot possibly repay it, if you have any sense you should get more than a little bit concerned that our leaders simply WILL NOT control their spending.

The Democrats have an endgame: when the system collapses, the panicked people will turn to the very government that created the calamity and demand that it take care of them.  And that is precisely what big government liberals have always preached.

Notice that we went from talking about debt of “more than $100 trillion” to “more than $222 trillion” since then.  But also notice that there’s an endgame in mind: when America collapses, a desperate people who already demonstrated to all time and eternity that they are a) stupid and b) depraved will demand that the government step in to help them.  And bingo, you’ve got the communist state that Democrats have dreamed of since liberals forced LBJ to quit trying to fight communism so they could join the communists.

Democrats like Obama are hoping for a complete American collapse because they believe they can steer it in the direction they desire.  And of course, under the leadership of the Antichrist, that question will be answered with the words, “Yes we can!”