Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poor economic choices by President Obama

He can't afford to fight Idaho wildfires ...

Copied from an article published August 21, 2013 (today) by Politico:
Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.

The nation’s top wildfire-fighting agency was down to $50 million after spending $967 million so far this year, Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers said Wednesday in an email.

Chambers says the $50 million the Forest Service has left is typically enough to pay for just a few days of fighting fires when the nation is at its top wildfire preparedness level, which went into effect Tuesday.

There are 51 large uncontained fires burning across the nation, making it tough to meet demands for fire crews and equipment.

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... because he decided to spend money on this instead

Copied from an article published August 20, 2013 (yesterday) by the Cato Institute:
With dead protesters littering the streets of Cairo, Secretary of State John Kerry’s theory that Egypt’s military rulers “were restoring democracy” isn’t looking very good. The dead won’t be able to vote in the new and improved Egypt.

Instead of acting as the regime’s enabler, the Obama administration should cut off foreign “aid.” If there is influence for Washington to exercise, officials should do so quietly and informally.

Unfortunately, U.S. policy toward Egypt has rarely focused on the Egyptian people. The $75 billion in “aid” was largely a payoff to successive dictators and their military Praetorian Guards. Washington worried about “stability,” not democracy.

Economics means you have to make choices based on your preferences

$75 billion could pay for a lot of firefighter overtime, with money left over for their equipment, their food, their water, their medical bills, their housing, their phone calls home to their families, and many other vitally important details.

Because our Muslim President decided to give away $75 billion to some terrorists in Egypt, who have used this money to burn down Christian churches, this money isn't available to prevent Idaho homeowners from losing their homes.
video of the 2013 Colorado flood

Copied fr4om an article published on August 20, 2013 (yesterday) by the Tribune-Review
AL NAZLA, Egypt — Weeks ago, Egyptian Islamists marked Christian homes here with red graffiti that vowed to defend ousted President Mohamed Morsy with “blood.”

Last week, as police and soldiers assaulted two sprawling Islamist protest camps in Cairo, Christians say members of Morsy's Muslim Brotherhood organization looted and burned two churches and a monastery dating to the 16th century.

“There were a lot, like a thousand or more,” said Milad, a custodian at Emir Tadros Monastery, founded in 1598. “As they attacked us, they yelled, ‘Allah is Great!' ”

Like other Christians in this village, Milad would give only his first name, fearing retaliation. He said his son needed 13 stitches to treat a head wound.

The attackers looted all of the monastery's rooms, he said, “and then they burned everything.”

Christian-Muslim confrontations, long a problem in Egypt, turned more frequent and deadlier since the country's 2011 revolution and again after the Brotherhood and other Islamists won control of the government in 2012.

Since Morsy's ouster on July 3, scores of Christian churches, homes and shops have been looted or torched. So many attacks have occurred in the past week that human-rights groups are struggling to track them.

Maspero Youth Union, a Coptic Christian activist group, reports 38 churches and monasteries destroyed and 23 damaged; Bishop Ermia, president of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center, puts the total at 65.

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When Obama died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates.  He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the Nation I helped conceive?"

Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed."

James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"

Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Obama with a long cane and snarled, "It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the radical socialist leader.

As Obama lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared.  Obama wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."

The Angel replied, "I told you there would be 72 VIRGINIANS waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?  You really need to listen when someone is trying to tell you something!"

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Four videos, one wonderful woman

Michelle Dowery, during the 2012 presidential campaign.

This video was uploaded to YouTube in September 2012.

It has been watched more than nine million times.

The following two videos were broadcast online on January 14, 2013 and uploaded to YouTube the next day.

Two minutes out of a one-hour online broadcast.

The first conversation:

Interviewer: "Who are you going to vote for in 2016?"

Michelle: "It darn sure won't be Obama."
Five minutes from the same broadcast.

Recorded January 14, 2013.

This next video is the full one-hour online show that was broadcast on January 14, 2013.

The last two videos show parts of this one-hour video.

Thank you, Michelle Dowery, for your honesty.

I wish America had seen this honesty earlier.

Unfortunately, there are millions of people who voted for Obama and who didn't know what they were doing until it was too late.

Many of these conversations were recorded in Detroit, Michigan, which filed for bankruptcy recently.

Uploaded to YouTube in September 2012.

This video begins with Michelle before she knew who Obama really was, but it also shows brief interviews with other Obama voters who only like him because he's giving them things like free food and housing assistance.

The Constitution calls this bribery, and it says explicitly that this is a valid reason to impeach him.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The last president didn't cause this many problems

If President Obama truly wanted to help the middle class of this country, he would do more to help the businesses that offer jobs to the middle class.

That means reducing the regulations that put unnecessary burdens on American businesses, including these costly regulations:

Every dollar that a business, large or small, has to spend on any of the above regulations is a dollar that cannot be given to a company employee, no matter how much he or she deserves to have that dollar in his or her paycheck.

That means that no matter how much you may want people in the middle class to do well, Mister President, your own regulations are driving them out of the middle class and into the lower class.

But don't worry about that tiny little detail.  The government has lots of money to spend on food stamps, subsidized housing, free telephone service, tax refunds to people who aren't even U.S. citizens, and lots of other benefits, right?

$4.2 billion was given to Mexican children, reported May 2, 2012 by the Examiner.  The link in the paragraph below is in their original article.
Investigative television reporter Bob Segall of Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR TV Channel 13, was contacted by a long-time central Indiana tax preparer, who blew the whistle on a multi-billion dollar tax fraud about which the IRS has done nothing, according to the TV news show video segment that aired on Monday.

"There is not a doubt in my mind there's huge fraud taking place here," he said, slowly flipping through the pages of a [heavily redacted] tax return.

"We're talking about a multi-billion dollar fraud scheme here that's taking place and no one is talking about it," he said.

The scheme involves illegal immigrants that are filing tax returns, claiming child credits for multiple dependents under their support in "their" U.S. household, and collecting enormous cash refunds--such as one persons tax return that showed income of over $14,000, who collected a cash refund of over $10,300.

Barak Hussein Obama, stop wasting our money and start allowing U.S. businesses to support our middle class by using the savings from reduced or eliminated regulations to hire people and give the deserving ones bonuses and raises.  That's something you're supposed to do but haven't done yet.

It's that simple, MISTER President.

Would you rather have me call you Bam-Bam?