Free Minds and Free Markets

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

McCain Does Not Want To Be The Next President

After watching the second debate last Tuesday night, I am convinced McCain does not want to be president. He clearly is not taking this election seriously and lacks the passion to connect with the voter during this critical economic crisis we are facing. He is afarid to take off the gloves and tell everyone the cold hard truth. Instead, he sticks with the talking points and fears being called a racist if he questions Obama's past.
We need a president who is not afraid to tell people like it is and who Obama really is. He (Obama) is a socialist. This is not an exaggeration or name calling. It is fact. If people were to honestly look at his record and his past associations, this is the only conclusion a sensible rational person could make. A socialist or radical wants dramatic fundamental change. This is what he has been advocating throughout the election. He has associated himself with Bill Ayers, a known and self admitted terrorist who declared war on our government and capitalist system during the 1960s in a radical group called the Weathermen. To this day Ayers still does not feel remorse or regret for his actions bombing public buildings and homes of bankers. Obama has worked closely with Ayers to kick start his political career as a street activist in the so-called mainstream of Chicago politics.
His close ties with Ayers provided Obama the opportunity to fund ACORN (Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now), the largest radical left wing political organization in the country. Obama acted as a lawyer and trainer for this group who use extreme tactics created by radical Saul Alinsky to apply pressure to government and economic institutions to force them to bend to their will or be labeled as racists or oppressors of the poor. This is Obama's past. It is part of his resume. Is he not proud of his achievements or not? Or is he ashamed of it? McCain needs to let the people know who they are going to have as their next president!!!! If Obama wins, and I'm confident he has the support among most voters as this moment, he will change this country in a way that will probably never be the same again. With the stupid decision to bailout Wall Street by throwing $700 billion of borrowed good money after bad, most of our banking system is now owned by the government. It's exactly what Obama has dreamed of. Our Democrat controlled Congress under Nancy Pelosi has doen all of the work for our new Chairman Obama. Is this an extreme view? Well, just what defines a socialist economy? It's the means of production owned by the state (government). The government now owns and controls the ability to get a loan for business or to purchase a home. They will be calling the shots, not the private sector. The idiots who voted tis bailout bill into law should be removed from office. Their actions will have a negative impact on us economically for years, possibly for decades to come. The stock market has lost about $ 2 trillion dollars in value so far and counting. The Federal Reserve is now dumping printed money into the economy which will further devalue the already weak American dollar here and abroad.
We are repeating the same mistake the Hoove Adminstration made. They tried to stop the downfall by throwing money at it and raising taxes and traiffs, and it only made things worse. America followed this with FDR who raised taxes and spent hueg amounts of money creating a social program for every woe in society. Obama will be our FDR, only worse. He is a true radical, not like FDR who came from the upper class Roosevelt family that understood and had some (although not much) appreciation for the capitalist system. The New Deal programs and social spending are entrenched in our economy today. Johnson increased it even more, and modern day liberals have made thousands of Americans dependent on government programs today. Obama will turn intervention into a huge business for the Federal Government. More average Americans will be forced to rely on government for basic necessities after the system collapses under the burden of expensive social programs paid for by credit we will never be able to pay back after we move closer and closer toward real socialism. Obama, like FDR, will tax the upper classes into poverty or make it unattractive to do business of any kind. They will either hide their wealth outside the economy or move their businesses to countries that have less regulations and taxes.
McCain is afraid of being criticized for questioning Obama's past thinking it is counterproductive. Americans desreve the truth about Obama. And if we can endure this economic crisis, then I think McCain can endure a little criticism from the left wing media who we all know supports Obama anyway. If Americans are going to vote for a socialist as our next president, they need to know. And if we do vote Obama into office knowing who and what he is, then we deserve what we get!!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Forbes 400 Richest People in America

I was just looking in the new edition of the Forbes Top 400 Richest People in America. To get on the list you had to be worth atleast $1.3 billion. I remember hearing the total cost the taxpayer will have to spend for the bail outs including Fannie, Freddie, AIG, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and others who are to come an estimated $1.6 TRILLION!!!! Well, to put this into better perspective because the typical honest taxpayer cannot fathom this dollar amount, the total net worth of the list of the Forbes 400 Richest People in America is $1.57 trillion. That my friends is a whole lot of money!!! And now we have a young junior Senator, Obama, who is talking about raising taxes (only on the rich 5% of the population). What do they teach students at Harvard? Last I checked it costs a lot to go there (unless someone else pays your way) so you should get the best education money can buy. Now, I just have a college education at a local University, but I do know raising taxes on the rich, poor (or in between) while the economy is in a correction is just plain stupid. Does he really think he can raise the revenue for these bailouts plus the cost of national (socialized) healthcare for everyone, plus paying out social security to the retiring "baby boomers" (that's a time bomb ticking), and finally give the rest of us 95% a tax cut?!!! How stupid does Obama and his followers think we are? Anyone who votes for this guy is an idiot!!! It just goes to show he will say anything to get elected. American voters BEWARE!!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Obama will send our economy into a Great Depression

If we are to see what impact Obama will have on our economy all we have to do is look into the past under Herbert Hoover. Democrats will say Bush is our modern day "Hoover." However, Bush has not made the mistakes Hoover did that caused the Great Depression of the 1930s. Hoover raised taxes on the upper income earners ("soak the rich" they called it) and enacted tariffs that limited trade with other countries. These acts in combination with an economy dominated by irresponsible credit practices by borrowers and creditors was the root cause of the Great Depression, not the "greedy Republicans" as school books and college professors will tell you. Mark my words. If Obama is elected president, and he raises the taxes on the upper income earners, it will cause an economic depression that will take a long time for us to come out of. The mistakes Hoover made were followed by the ones FDR made. He also raised the taxes of the upper income earners even higher making the recovery longer. When are we going to learn high taxes and uncontrolled spending do not promote economic growth. Neither do irresponsible business practices by our banking institutions. The actions of government through taxation, spending, regulation, and legislation can be controlled. Individuals in the market are free to make mistakes with no right to have government "bail them out" no matter how big and influential they are to the rest of us. The problem with the current "bail outs" of the various companies today is no one is being held accountable for the crooked practices. Contrary to what liberals and progressives (socialists) believe, capitalism and those who exercise it are not responsible for the unstable economy. There is a clear difference between a capitalist and a crook. Capitalists create goods and services through honest, legal business practices and crooks steal, destroy, and deceive. The opposite of what a capitalist is. A capitalist creates and builds. Crooks (or socialists) steal and destroy from those who create and build.
Obama and those behind his campaign are the ones responsible for this financial crisis. Follow the money! Who is backing his campaign? What promises does he have to keep to get elected? The failure of Fannie and Freddie was caused by many of those backing his campaign. Congress is responsible for this train wreck we the tax payer will have to pay for (real cost $1.6 trillion). Obama, Pelosi, Rangle, Dodd, and Frank are the ones responsible, not Bush. If the polls are correct, we Americans are going to put the people resonsible for the Fannie and Freddie failure in charge of the White House. Although I do not completely agree with McCain, I know he has integrity and will act in the interest of the people and the country. God help us all if Obama wins the election!