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Please Impeach Me.

Or at the very least, please try… PLEASE!

My Fellow American’s,

Painting my enemies Racist is the only way I’ll be able to help turn out the vote for my Fellow Democrat Socialists across the country during the Mid-Term Elections.

So… What more do I need to do?

I’m making up Law as I go…

I’ve perpetuated the collapse of the Economy…

I’ve devalued your Dollar…

I’ve Doubled the National Debt…

I tapped the Phones and E-mail accounts of over 100 Reporters…

I Destroyed the legal concept of Property Rights…

I handed Billions of your Dollars to Solar Energy Companies I knew would Fail because they were my friends and donors…

Every Country who Hated us before still Hates us and I’ve even added a few…

I tried to start a War with Syria…

I’m refusing to fire people who sent the Guns to Mexican Drug Cartels and Left one of my Ambassador’s to Die in Benghazi…

I’m putting the most heinous Progressive Liberal’s I can find in every position of power I can Find…

I let North Korea go Nuclear…

I’m going to do the same thing for Iran because it’s only Fair…

My Department of Homeland Security is militarizing for no apparent reason…

I’ve invited every Socialist world over to come hang out with me in the White House…

I’ve spent enormous amounts of Taxpayer dollars on my Travels to Hawaii and beyond…

I’ve thrown extravagant parties hosting only the biggest in Hollywood Glitterati, at your expense…

I Golf more than George Bush…

My TSA is feeling up your daughter… and your mother…

I’m still using the IRS to target those who show any opposition to me or my policies…

I’ve assassinated American Citizens overseas with Drones…

I’ve made sure the Attorney General doesn’t enforce laws I don’t like…

I’ve Destroyed what was once the greatest Health Care System on the planet…

I Single handedly changed the definition of Transparency to mean Opaque…

I’ve kept Gitmo open for business…

I still do tons of business with Haliburton…

My National Security Agency is collecting every bit of your information… and keeping it just in case…

We’re still in Afghanistan…

I’ve handed Iraq back to Al Qaeda because their calling themselves something different…

I’ve sent the word out to Future Democrat Voters… sorry… the Innocent Children of Latin America that Our borders are wide open and come on in… no paperwork necessary…

I traded Five of the Deadliest Taliban Leaders on the Face of the Planet for a Deserter…

I ordered the VA to hide all the bad stories you’ve heard for years so I could Punish the rest of the American Public with Socialized Medicine.

Of all people I put John Kerry in charge of the State Department… John Kerry!

I’ve thrown open the borders so hundreds of thousands of people could come into the United States and live off your dime with the expectation they will get to vote as Democrats.

Hell, I even sent the gifted bust of Winston Churchill back to the British!  They tried to tell me it was okay and I could keep it, but I insisted!

For God’s sake, I Gave the Queen of England a complete catalogue of My speeches…

What more do I have to do to you people!?

I can’t have any more Libertarian, Constitutional Originalist, Types taking control of the House AND the Senate!

Seriously, help a Leftist out.  I’m running out of time!  Pull your heads out and start Impeachment Proceedings!  Now!

Please!

Sincerely,

BO

 

(Originally posted 021114)


The Government is Not your Friend.

Government is Not your Brother

Government is Not your Sister

And Government is Certainly Not your Parent.

Government is your Employee.

So, if you find out your Employee has committed you to Spending Obligations which have accumulated more Debt than you will ever be able to pay off what do you do?

Most Likely you would fire that Employee and Press Charges, priding yourself on your physical restrain.  Of course those “Obligations” would not be realized…

Except… you can’t do any of those things.

And knowing this, the Employee then looks you right in the eye and says:

“I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to your full faith and credit!”

He then goes on to say:

“You need to pay out bills on time.”

Finally he concludes by demanding you extend his credit limit so he can buy more stuff since he has no money.  Or else!

You already have less than nothing…

What do you do now?

Claim Bankruptcy?

Shoot Yourself?

Let Him have his way and wait for the inevitable Doom?

Let’s look at this another way…

Let’s say for the sake of the argument that Government is your Teenager.  Your Teenager has maxed out all his credit cards, is driving a New Lamborghini and Lives in a Mansion.  All of which he used Your credit to buy.

Preparing yourself for tears and excuses followed by apologies, you confront him.

He looks you straight in the eye and demands you buy him more stuff and then let’s you know about all the other stuff he has purchased which he expects you to pay for.  Oh… and he tapped your phone, e-mail and bank accounts…

Here we are folks.  This is not a party issue.  There is plenty of blame to go around.  But just because everybody shares some guilt here doesn’t entitle those now there to continue behaving in the fashion that got us here.

I know that would make them angry…  I know it IS making them angry that we are even talking about it.

But it’s time for all of us out here to be Grown Up’s.  Because there is nobody else who can stop them.


Cliff Diving

I remember my first time diving from the “high” board into the “deep end”. It was terrifying. However, once I did it, things changed. The act became less terrifying with each occurrence.

Is this what the spending addicts in Washington are actually afraid of?

Has the explosion of an already bloated government left us scared and shaking on the ladder? When you look closely at the proposed cuts to all departments associated with the ‘Fiscal Cliff”, or “Sequestration”, it becomes clear that they are far from scary and should really serve only as a starting point. (Not even a good starting point… but at least a starting point.)

Will government jobs be in jeopardy?  Yes.

Will government programs that are duplicated throughout our military taking focus away from more important projects be cut?  Yes.

Will it force our armed forces to rate in earnest what programs are worth spending taxpayer dollars on and which are not?  Yes.

I address the military specifically because that seems to be where the majority of “fear” is being generated in regard to what amount to be miniscule cuts.  When I say miniscule, what I really mean is ridiculously small in comparison to our catastrophic spending problem leading to our obese, soon to be fatal, debt load.

In case any of you are shaking your heads in my wanton disregard for the serious ramifications of “cutting the military” all I can say is… remember that money is fungible. If there is truly a program that must be saved, it will be saved.

So this brings me back to my original question…

Is Washington and all of our Politicians that dwell there afraid of “Going over the cliff” because it will not be a very big deal? Are they afraid that the American people will experience the aftermath and say to themselves “What’s the problem?” to be closely followed by “Let’s keep going!”

If we are serious about cutting spending this is a good start.

In regard to taxes…

If the Leftists are serious in their assertion that taxing the crap out of everyone “promotes growth”, as they claim that it did under Clinton, then let them fall on that sword.  (I was there, and it was a paper tiger in the name of “the tech bubble” combined with a mature House of Representatives that produced what appeared to be a surplus…) but I’m willing to give them a helpful push as sometimes the blade gets stuck…

There is nothing in government that can’t be corrected quickly under the crushing burden of a declining economy aside from new entitlements and abdication of authority from one branch to another.

When the economic health of the United States plummets… we will need heroes, of a fiscal conservative variety.  And, we will need a whole lot of them.

It was cold the morning I climbed the eleven steps and peered over the top of that diving board. Shivering I walked to the very end and peered over the edge. My memory always makes it higher than any cliff I have dived off since…


Let it burn.

So I’ve been relatively quiet the last several weeks. I have spent most of my time reading.

A little Mao, a little Card, a little Smith and little Goldberg… along with every article I can find on this latest loss to the Left.

It’s always interesting to hear those I respect, and many I don’t, suffer the same attempt to understand why the United States chose the Socialist… once again. Luckily for me, these folks have done so in type…

From what I have gleaned there are three basic themes:

1. Republicans do not, or are incapable of, running a candidate with a solid foundation of Free-market principles (aka Capitalist) who is willing to espouse them in a cogent concise manner. Over, and over, and over.

2. The Republicans fall in line every time the Socialists say “We need civility, cooperation and bipartisanship”… which actually means “help us make these horrible Socialist ideas work… or at least let us blame YOU when they predictably don’t”.

3. The country is divided between those who make and those who take… and the takers voted. (I know this is offensive… particularly to the “takers”, which is why I’m convinced it is truth. Nobody is ever offended by ridiculous assertions… because they’re ridiculous.  Clowns are funny, not offensive.)

These three points are the wheat, separated from the chafe. These are what survives poor logic, and the socialist republican thought, we have been subject to for decades.

So what are the “solutions” to this problem?

First…

Let it burn.

We have an opportunity to allow Socialism to Fail Epically. The “Fiscal Cliff” is a Socialist wet dream. And, in the words of Barack Obama, elections have consequences… well, I agree.

While I do not support a stance of “walking away” from the issue, I do support adopting a tactic of the left. A tactic so common that the American people have come to accept it. A tactic so old that Machiavelli shared it with his Prince.

Tell everyone, repeatedly, that you want to help “solve” this problem. Let everyone know how dangerous it is and that you agree with the Democrats regarding the election results… Tell every listening ear that you’ll welcome whatever solutions the Democrats and Barack Obama send over… then do nothing.  Never once acknowledge any proposals sent up for consideration…

In fact… ignore any “solutions” that might be sent over no matter how ridiculous. Don’t laugh at them, don’t critique how stupid they may be, don’t acknowledge them at all. Just stay with the above plea and offer of immediate cooperation and bipartisanship when the Democrats come to the table.

Then stay quiet. In other words, if you’re not talking about how cooperative you’re going to be and busy being “civil” while doing nothing… you should have a steaming hot cup of Shut the F*ck Up in your hand sipping away.

“But Mike… but Mike… that means we go over the Fiscal Cliff! Aghhhhh…”

Yep. It’s time for some pain. It’s time for the takers to see what Socialism is all about in a way that cannot be ignored, spun or placed at the feet of Capitalists.

“But Mike… The press will blame the Republicans!”

Yep. But not the few who openly stand for Free Market Capitalism. And this will be the opportunity for them to rise up and shine.

Second…

Genuinely pay attention to the foundations of the candidates you support.  (The ability to recognize these values will require YOU to understand them first.  So, get to work.)

In other words, not what they say… talk is cheap… but what they do… all the time.

If the Great Experiment is to succeed, we must… must, with no exceptions… seek out and elect those whose beliefs are founded in Free-market Capitalism and Individual Liberty.  They must believe it.  They must practise it.  They must understand what limited government means and how that benefits every citizen in the U.S., not just all the little groups the Left wants, needs, us to identify with.

It is the single “Big Idea”.  It is a unifying message.  It is the “Big Tent” under which all of us can get underneath if we choose to.  It is exactly what the Socialists fear… and right now they have no fear, evidently for good reason.

It will be the platform our current and aspiring leaders must run on during the mid-terms. It will be the platform all of us must insist on during the primaries for 2016. The rest of the republicans I don’t care about… aside from removing them from office and replacing them with Capitalists.

Third…

Call it what it is.

Call this crap Socialism.  Why are we 16 Trillion dollars in debt and headed for Fiscal Oblivion?  Socialism.  Why are our kids failing in school? Socialism.  Why are there no jobs out there? Socialism.  Why did the housing market crash?  Socialism.  Why do the banks control everything?  Socialism.  Why are our taxes going up rather than our government stopping the out of control spending?  Socialism.  Why does everything cost more?  Socialism.  Who wants to get ahold of our savings and 401k’s?  Socialists.  Who wants to nationalize more companies forcing taxpayers to support the Unions?  Socialists.  Who are the Socialists responsible for all of this?  Name them… from both parties.  Often, and as loud as possible.

This may sound “too simple”.

I would offer that if it is too simple why hasn’t it been done since Reagan?

The Left chastises those who “still live in the era of Reagan.”  They think Reagan is idolized as Reagan the man… Well I happen to idolize Reagan, not as “the man” but rather as the guy who stood for what this country was founded on.  If you give me someone else who truly believes in those same things and shows no fear, ever, in espousing them and then actually doing them once in office I will idolize them too.

So there you have it.  The Political Consultant class will call this naive… fine.  I expect nothing less because the above “Big Idea” doesn’t require their input… thus will not generate foolish amounts of money headed their way.

I will offer only a single defense.

“Attention Political Consultants… I’ve read all your stuff… every bit of it.  I’ve watched all your brilliance closely, campaign after campaign.  The only winners, or at least those who profit, at the end of the day are you.  I know Socialism… deeply.  You also profess to as well, yet you preach “reaching out” to disparate groups, the same groups created for the purposes of the Left you supposedly oppose.  You promote Bipartisanship and non-offensive messaging for fear of offending the sensibilities of our home-grown Communists…  In your model, “Getting something done” is more important than “Getting only the right things done and nothing else”.  Both Lenin and Alinsky agree, a compromise is a win for the Left… and you are part of the problem.  You are why we are here.


It’s the Debt, Dummy.

Little more than 72-hours has passed and I’m already aggravated.

The Romney-Plan ticket has its leader out shouting his intent to “…bring us back to balanced budgets and deficit reduction!”

It is a line that should be met with “Boo’s”.  It is terrible and Mitt must be confronted on this.

I have talked about this in the past.  The Left has a game they like to play on the masses who don’t listen very carefully.  A word game that relies on your ignorance.  It’s the Debt vs. Deficit game.  The Liberals intentionally confuse these two very different words.  They like to exchange Deficit for Debt because you are not paying attention.  They do this because “reducing the deficit” allows them to continue spending us into oblivion even if they “achieve” this goal.  And now we’ve got our guy doing it… to us!

The deficit is the rate at which we continue to go INTO debt.  Simple.

The objective should not be to “reduce” The Deficit… it MUST be to reduce The Debt.  By definition the Deficit will be non-existent, not just reduced.  The budgets will be better than balanced… they will have surpluses that do not depend on “projected increases in revenues” (read tax increases).

Given the nature of baseline budgeting and the way U.S. budgets are designed a “balanced budget” still results in our continued free-fall into the fiscal abyss.  We are so far beyond the need for a “balanced budget” that I’m not sure I can find the words to convey the pointlessness of the goal.

The only budgets we can tolerate are those with ACTUAL SURPLUSES that REDUCE THE DEBT.  Sc*#w the Deficit!  Sc*#w “projected” surpluses and “balanced budgets”.  I know my language is harsh… My apologies to my readership under the age of three.

The only acceptable goal we can allow the Romney-Plan ticket to offer is to make the DEBT clock run backwards:  http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Yes, “It’s the economy, stupid!” but it’s also “The Debt, Dummy!”

Make an effort to Pay attention, and don’t let any of them get away with this anymore.

The Deficit is irrelevant.  The Debt is the only thing that matters, reduce The Debt and all else falls into place.