Thursday, July 17, 2014

Buy now, pay later. 
 
That will be the epitaph on the tombstone of the Obama administration.

The Congressional Budget Office, a research outfit that justifies government spending, is warning that while deficit may appear tame now-- comparatively speaking-- the budget path we are on is unsustainable.

“The extended baseline projections show a substantial imbalance in the federal budget over the long term,” says the new CBO report, “with revenues falling well short of spending. As a result, budget deficits are projected to rise steadily and, by 2039, to push federal debt held by the public up to a percentage of GDP seen only once before in U.S. history (just after World War II). The harm that such growing debt would cause to the economy is not factored into CBO’s detailed long-term projections but is considered in further analysis presented in this report.”

See, the CBO isn’t charged with considering how bad this will get, but is still willing to take a stab at how future and current spending will negatively impact the economy.

Where were these guys during sequester, or the Cruz shutdown?

All we heard back then was how the lack of government spending was killing the economy. That’s kind of like blaming a hospital doctor for the death of a patient when Kevorkian has just left the room.

At least the CBO is willing to admit it.

They are equally blunt about the reasons why, although perhaps not as pessimistic as the case may warrant.

The CBO cites an aging population and rising government subsidies for healthcare as reasons why the deficit will balloon to unprecedented levels. Remember when saving money was the reason for Obamacare? Yeah I don’t really either, but I remember when they said it was.

“It will cut the deficit!” they said. Where’s your Ezra Klein now Obama?

“Moreover, CBO expects interest rates to rebound in coming years from their current unusually low levels, raising the government’s interest payments,” the government budget service continues. “That additional spending would contribute to larger budget deficits—equaling close to 4 percent of GDP—toward the end of the 10-year period spanned by the baseline, CBO anticipates. Altogether, deficits during that 2015–2024 period would total about $7.6 trillion.”

Previously the CBO projected interest rates at 5%, which historically is about right. At $25 trillion, the debt service at 5% could be $1.25 trillion. Military defense spending, not including veterans, is a bit north of $600 billion today. That is interest on the debt in ten years will be twice as large as defense spending is today.

And here’s the most devilish part: If interests rates stay lower, it means the economy is still in trouble posting sub-par GDP growth which is bad for everyone, especially liberals who need the economy to grow to keep up all the happy crap they want to do to bribe you. If interest rates go up—and they could go higher than 5%-- forget about social programs, welfare, social security, roads and bridges; there just won’t be money for that kind of stuff.

Already the CBO, the Joint Committee on Taxation, and other government stink tanks are preparing the case that TAXES must be raised to address the structural imbalance of a system that promises too much, delivers too little and costs full retail price—unionized retail price, with a high minimum wage added on.

But don’t count on this to end well for those who dreamed of the socialist utopia promised by Obama, Elizabeth "DC Redskin" Warren and Whoopi Goldberg. To gain the appearance of progress, they bought now-- like they always do-- but they will pay for it later—like they always do.

They will pay for their purchase of Obama; they will pay for their purchase of Obamacare; and they will pay for the franchise fee they get from the unions... later.

We’ll pay too.

But just remember, America, who ordered what when it comes time for the check.

Because they always buy and you always pay.

That’s the Democrat way.
Attorney General Eric Holder, in a recent interview, reiterates the theme heard from the very beginning of President Barack Obama's administration: opposition to Obama's agenda equals racism.

"There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me (and) directed at the president."

What is Holder's proof -- to the extent that any is required?

After all, following his election, Obama's favorable ratings reached nearly 80 percent, higher than any president-elect since John F. Kennedy. Obama, in 2008, received a greater percentage of the "white vote" than did John Kerry.

Polls, studies and statistics, for Holder, aren't relevant when it comes to racism. Some claim to possess "gaydar," an ability to discern the sexual orientation of a gay person. Holder, it seems, possesses the instinctive ability to discern "racists."

Holder added, "You know, people talking about taking their country back. ... There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don't think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus."

Is Holder truly suggesting opponents disguise their racial animus through rhetoric like, "taking their country back"? Where have we heard the assertion that the take-back-America slogan equals racism?

Ben Jealous, the former president and CEO of the NAACP, made the same argument back in 2010.

"They use this rhetoric," said Jealous, "'take back our country' -- as if nobody else belongs to the country. ... They question the nationality of people of color from the President all the way down. And it's deeply, deeply disturbing."

But CNN's Anderson Cooper played Jealous a montage of Democratic politicians using the very same rhetoric:

Then-presidential candidate Howard Dean, 2003: "Today, we stand in common purpose to take our country back!"

Then-presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, 2004: "To take back our country ... "

Sen. Charles Schumer, N.Y., 2006: "We are going to take our country back!"

Then-presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, 2007: "It's going to be because of you that we take our country back."

Then-presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, 2008: "To make sure we take our country back ... "

New Mexico's Gov. Bill Richardson, 2008: "Are you ready to take our country back?"

Then-Minnesota senatorial candidate Al Franken, 2008: "This is the year we take our country back."

Harvard law professor and defense attorney Alan Dershowitz made the same rhetoric-equals-racism argument back in 1998, only he objected the way the "right wing" refers to themselves as "real Americans." For example, a former Southern Republican criticized Dershowitz by saying, "Real America understands that the Constitution is there for a reason."

To this Dershowitz responded, "Whenever I hear the words 'real Americans,' that sounds to me like a code word for racism, a code word for bigotry, a code word for anti-Semitism." We go again to the videotape:

Then-President Bill Clinton, 1995: "Look, I know America first and foremost is a place where individual effort and family values count. That's why I am successful. But I live in the real America -- not in Washington, D.C."

Then-President Clinton, 1997: "Remember how you have seen things like that during the natural disasters here in California. That is the face of the real America. That is the face I have seen over and over again. That is the America somehow, some way, we have to make real in daily American life."

Then-President Clinton, 1998: "America's got a good agenda in the coming months. We can be for saving Social Security first, better schools, a cleaner environment, and a Patient's Bill of Rights, and we can sell that in every place in America. They are real choices real Americans face in this election."

Then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1994: "They have enabled this day to come about, because they were willing to think differently, to put people first, to solve real problems that real Americans face every day."

Then-House Minority Leader Rep. Richard Gephardt, Mo., 1998: "We will carry on this fight every day of the rest of this year to fight for the real issues that real Americans care about so deeply."

Speaking of race, Attorney General Holder said, "The greatest threats (posed by racism) do not announce themselves in screaming headlines. They are more subtle. They cut deeper ... and ... are more pernicious." Holder offered three specific examples of "subtle," "deep," "pernicious" racism.

What are they? One, the push by some states for voter ID. Two, that black men receive longer prison sentences compared to white men for same crime. Third, that black kids are expelled/suspended at higher rates compared to white students.

In the case of voter ID, blacks support the requirement almost as much as do whites. Prison sentences are based, in part on arrests, something juries are unusually barred from hearing about. As for suspensions, schools in both liberal and conservative areas experience the same thing -- black boys disproportionately expelled.

Blame bad behavior, lack of discipline at home or fatherless homes. But blaming the consequences of bad behavior on "pernicious" racism does damage to growth and personal responsibility. Nice work, Mr. Holder.

Disproportionate Hate

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

The latest  wicked complaint from the international community is the lack of Jewish dead in Hamas’s rocket jihad against the Jewish state.

Where are the international wails of concern over the 170,000 dead in the Syrian jihad or the mass executions by the Islamic State (ISIS)? Where is the chorus of condemnation over Meriam Ibrahim, Asia Bibi, and all the other Christians and apostates persecuted under the boot of sharia? *crickets chirping”

The world is hand-wringing and finger-shaking over the low death toll in Israel. Hungry for Jewish blood — three Jewish school kids apparently don’t count.

If the Jewish people were using their children and general populations to launch rockets the way Hamas/Fatah were doing, the toll would be higher.

Hamas and Fatah defend demands that Palestinians act as human shields.
Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings.

The people in the disputed territories elected Hamas.

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“Why comparing Israeli and ‘Palestinian’ death totals is misleading,” (thanks to Robert Spencer)
The mainstream media is filled these days with “death toll” counts on both sides: “Palestinian” deaths numbering well over 200 now, and Israeli deaths totaling only one — as if this shows that the Israelis are acting unjustly and the “Palestinian” jihadis are innocent victims. Here are several key...

“Drink the poison,” the doctors of diplomacy tell Israel. “It’ll cure you of all the pain you’re suffering from the last time we told you to drink poison.”

Bare Naked Islam

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Terrorism is a game. The rules are simple. You have only three choices. 1. Destroy the terrorists. 2. Live with terrorism. 3. Give in to the terrorists. 

Sultan Knish  The first choice comes from the right. The third choice comes from the left. The second choice is what politicians choose when they don’t want to make a decision that will change the status quo.

Despite all the explosions in Gaza, Israel is still stuck on the second choice. The air strikes aren’t meant to destroy Hamas. They are being carried out to degrade its military capabilities which will buy a year or two of relative peace. And that will be followed by more of the same in the summer of 2016 when Hamas will have deadlier Iranian and Syrian weapons that will terrorize more of the country. 

48-viThat doesn’t sound like much of a deal, but these kinds of wars have bought more peace than the peace process ever did. The peace process led to wars. The wars lead to a temporary peace. 

This status quo became the mainstream choice ever since Israelis figured out that the peace process wasn’t going to work and that their leaders weren’t about to defy the UN, the US, the UK and all the other U’s by actually destroying the terrorists.

What Is The Murder Of The Middle Class?

by / Personal Liberty Digest

The greatest nation in world history is being destroyed, plundered and looted by the premeditated murder of the middle class. This is no accident, mistake or coincidence. This is a purposeful plan. This is the boldest, grandest criminal conspiracy in world history.

Although the man at the center of this massive world-class fraud is Barack Obama, there are many moving parts and co-conspirators. These include famous billionaire businessmen, corporate CEOs, the Federal Reserve, Wall Street bankers, central bankers, government employee unions, the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Security Agency, the Bar Association, assorted communists and America-haters, and even some well-known D.C. establishment Republicans. It’s quite a shocking list of conspirators.

Lies and fraud are at the center of this murder of the middle class. Obama and various big-government politicians need to distract the middle class from their real agenda. Lies are their weapon of mass distraction.

So they claim Obamacare is about “saving the sick and uninsured,” when the real objective is income redistribution (through higher taxes and higher premiums) to make the middle class poor and dependent on government.

They claim environmental regulations and green energy will save us from global warming, when the real objective is bankrupting the middle class by tripling utility bills, gas bills and grocery bills.

They claim immigration reform is about “protecting innocent children,” when the real objective is to create 12 million new low-wage employees in the labor force, depress middle-class wages for generations to come, create 12 million future Democratic voters and assign all of them lawyers at the expense of middle-class taxpayers to enrich the Bar Association, the biggest donor to the Democratic Party.

They claim higher taxes are to “create equality,” when the real objective is income redistribution and starving the biggest donors to conservative causes and candidates: small business and the middle class.

They claim higher education spending is “for the kids,” when the real objective is enriching teachers unions so they can funnel hundreds of millions of dollars back to Democratic politicians.

They claim bailing out General Motors was to “save jobs,” when the real goal was saving bloated pensions for auto union members, whose unions kicked back hundreds of millions of dollars to Democratic politicians.

The Fed claims quantitative easing is “to save the economy,” when the real goal was making crony capitalist Warren Buffett $12.7 billion richer last year — while the children and unborn grandchildren of middle-class taxpayers owe back $17 trillion in debt used to fund a fixed craps game on Wall Street.

It’s always about lying to cover up the real agenda of murdering the middle class; redistributing wealth; making it impossible for small business to compete with big business; rewarding lobbyists, lawyers and crony capitalists; keeping politicians in office for life; and putting big government in control of our every move.

But the biggest lie of all is when politicians like Obama claim: “It’s all OK. Things are getting better.
We’re in a recovery. Look away; there’s nothing to see here.”

It’s not OK. I was just notified by my health insurance company that my family’s policy has been canceled. When Obama was elected, my bill was $500 per month. Today, it’s $1,700 per month. But now, my family will have no insurance at all because of Obamacare. Tens of millions of middle-class Americans will soon receive the same notice. This is no mistake. This was premeditated fraud upon the middle class.

My grocery bills have skyrocketed. How about yours? My electric bills are at all-time highs. How about yours? Gas prices have doubled since Obama became President. How can middle-class people survive without becoming dependent on government? Ah, that’s the point.

All this occurs while the economy is in crisis and collapse. The gross domestic product for the first quarter was negative 2.9 percent — one of the worst showings in history — six years after Obama’s trillion-dollar stimulus promised to “save” the economy. That stimulus went to Obama’s voters (the poor) and Obama’s donors (the super rich). But the bill (in the form of debt) goes to the middle class for decades to come.

No, things are not all right. Here are just a few of the facts that support that the middle class is being murdered:
  • China is set to pass America as the world’s No. 1 economy based on consumer spending this year. It will be the first time since 1872 that America has not been the No. 1 economy in the world.
  • For the first time in history, America’s middle class isn’t No. 1 in the world. Canada’s middle class has passed us.
  • For the first time in American history, more businesses are closing each day than starting up.
  • There are now 70 percent more Americans collecting entitlement checks than working in the private sector (148 million “takers” versus 86 million “makers”), a fact provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • The average full-time male employee now earns less (adjusted for inflation) than 40 years ago.
  • 20 percent of U.S. families don’t have a single member who is employed.
  • Record numbers of Americans are not in the workforce (more than 92 million).
  • The number of working-age Americans without a job increased by about 10 million in Obama’s first five years as President. That means each and every year of Obama’s Presidency, 2 million more Americans disappeared from the workforce.
  • America’s second largest employer is a temp agency.
  • 70 percent of Americans believe we are still in the middle of the economic crisis or that the worst is yet to come. And they are correct.
There is no doubt the great American middle class is being murdered. We must have the courage to save the middle class and preserve the American dream. This fight is just getting started. Get informed and join the battle.

I hope you’ll read my recently released book, The Murder of the Middle Class. It’s available at any bookstore; or, of course, you can order at Amazon.com today.

See you next week. God bless America and save us from the murder of the middle class.
Op-ed:
Changing the political complexion of America
By: Diane Sori 

They come to America ILLEGALLY...they come NOT to be free and contribute to the fabric of our American society but for the freebies and handouts this most miserable excuse of a president has promised them.
 
And yes...they come to rape our welfare and healthcare systems and to take jobs away from true American citizens. 

All this is what they come for...period.

And what do we get in return...press one for English for starters.

And we also get chicken pox, measles, mumps, scabbies, TB, smallpox, the plague, and so many other nasties that they bring with them.

This is what the current Obama sanctioned...and I believe initiated...wave of ILLEGALS come for and bring to our beloved America. NOT coming as past generations did for freedom, to work hard, to pay taxes, and to live the American dream, but to fulfill Barack HUSSEIN Obama's wish to collapse America from within and bring us down to third world status...making us NO better than the cesspools (and the muslims do NOT hold sole title to their countries being cesspools) from which they came.

Instead of standing strong and fighting for change within their own countries they run to our country, because they know the trade off is simple...all they have to do is sell their souls to the Democratic party. This is what this newest influx of ILLEGALS is all about...the party and NOTHING else.

One thing Obama is NOT is stupid...devious, underhanded, and of course traitorous but NOT stupid...and he and his cohorts have cleverly devised a plan to assure Democratic rule for many years to come...simply flood the country with those willing to sell their souls to the party to assure themselves and their children...and their children's children...the fruits of 'We the People's' labors. Breeding like animals these people will soon outnumber we LEGAL Americans and will control the body political for two, three, even four generations...or more.

Scary huh...and it gets worse. Remember the 100-mile border...the Constitutional Free zones...I wrote about a few op-eds ago...well after being 'processed,' Obama is now dispersing these people into those free zones throughout America knowing full well that they cannot be deported, because he's buried certain non-deportation laws within the current immigration policies.

Those policies he of course enforces...the rest of the current on-the-books immigration laws he simply ignores.

And guess which cities and states Obama is shipping these people to within that 100-mile boarder... none other than Republican leaning cities in Republican leaning states...where these ILLEGALS will simply 'disappear' into the masses NEVER attending their mandatory joke of immigration court dates. And what a clever move this is as now Obama knows that their sheer numbers alone will most assuredly shift red states blue.

And so far there seems to be NOT a damn thing we can do to stop him as he and his liberal buddies plan on giving ILLEGALS the right to vote. And like I said previously, these people have sold their souls to the party in return for those votes. Simple rule of the 'jungle' so to speak...one NEVER bites the hand that feeds, clothes, and houses you.

And to make matters even worse, the children who are now crossing ILLEGALLY on their own stand even a lesser chance of ever being deported than the adults do. Data from immigration courts as well as interviews with their advocates proves how few are ever sent back. For example, according to 2013 Justice Department figures...figures compiled before the current and still ongoing crisis at our border... 47,000 children under 18-years of age were caught by the border patrol. Out of that number 3,525 were ordered by the courts to be sent back to their home countries but only1,589 actually were, with an additional 888 voluntarily returning home. But get this, only 361 out of the 47,000 were granted LEGAL permission to stay.

Please note above that I said 'were caught'...now just think how many successfully crossed without being caught...the numbers are staggering. 

And most of those caught were NOT the sweet little toddlers with the sad eyes and thumbs in their mouths that the media so loves to pull our heart strings with. Most of those caught were druggies and gang members and general 'nary-do-wells' who came here to take, rob, and steal from us...and sometimes to kill us. And some had criminal records in their home countries even at so young an age.

But hey...the borders were and still are for all intents and purposes open...as in come on in...Obama welcomes you with open arms. New criminals to join the ones already flourishing within the once proud Democratic party.

And still they come in even greater numbers...and this new wave flooding across our still unsealed border is NO different than any previous wave except that now they've added very serious nasty little germs into the mix.

And what's so sad about all this is that it hurts those trying to come here LEGALLY as they now are slow to be processed due to the influx of those who do NOT follow our laws. So while those who come ILLEGALLY get fast-tracked and are privy to all our country has to offer for free, those coming LEGALLY have to wait years as their cases work their way through the immigration courts. And with the ILLEGALS overwhelming our court system the LEGALS have been put on the back burner to simmer until they basically give up on ever coming to America.

But then again most coming here LEGALLY are NOT those that would hold allegiance to King Obama or to his party of miscreants, traitors, and thieves. Those coming here LEGALLY are coming to pursue the American dream and to bask in the freedom our country would afford them. They want to come here to work...to become Americans... Americans without hyphens...to assimilate into our society NOT have our society cater and bow down to them. These are people we should welcome with open arms...who we should move to the front of the line in the court system moving the others to the back... or simply send them back without court hearings for their very action of crossing our border ILLEGALLY makes them criminals by definition, and we have enough criminals already here...thank you very much.

And now Obama has a $3.7 billion plan before Congress that he says would help speed up the deportation of ILLEGALS now flooding our borders...NEVER mentioning the ones already ILLEGALLY here...the truth more likely is these centers would be used to help speed up the processing and shipping of ILLEGAL future Democratic voters to destinations throughout our America.

And this is a truth Congress most likely knows but is too gutless to do anything about...and with that all I can do is sigh in disgust.