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October 18, 2011
What is happening America? In our nation that is supposed to be so prosperous, why are so many Americans starving? Why are so many American people unable to find employment? Why are so many Americans living in tents? Why are so many Americans living on the street? Why are so many veterans that fought for our country living on the streets? I am not referring to people that choose to live that way; I am referring to people that have no other choice. I was just reading that 1/3 of the families in Alabama do not have enough to eat. I wonder what the percentages are in other states. The price of food is going up everyday in our supermarkets.
Note: I found this information. Published: November 16, 2009 WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who lived in households that lacked consistent access to adequate food soared last year, to 49 million. This was 2009. There must be many more at this time.
One of the simplest answers to these questions is all of our jobs are being outsourced to foreign countries and there doesn’t seem to be anything We the People can do about it because the politicians we elect to represent and help us are only in Washington to help themselves. With the politicians, it is not We the People; it is we the Democrats and Republicans. Our politicians will not come together to reach a common goal. Our elected representative’s sit in Washington on their rear ends and bicker like a bunch of children, never addressing the real problems of this country. (I believe some of our children have more common sense than our politicians). They bow down to special interest groups and line their pockets with their money. They pass bills that the citizens of the United States do not approve of. They sneak hidden bills into other bills to get them passed. We the people can vote them out of office after the damage is already done, after all the promises they made to get elected are never done. We have to listen to the blame game and all their excuses of why they are never done and they try to shift all the blame on someone else without accepting any of the blame themselves. Most of our politicians are on their own agenda, not the agenda of the American people as a whole.
Many people have been out of work so long they have lost everything and are now living in tents that they put up on public land. Now the government employees that are in control of this land are making them move. The question is? Where do they go? I wonder if the same public officials that are pushing them off the land would have a different mentality if they were the ones living in the tents. I bet their mentality would be completely different.
“Mans inhumanity to man”.
The people on Social Security did not receive a raise in 2009 and 2010 because our government in Washington told us there was no inflation. This is the type of statement that insults our intelligence. Do they think that We the People are all stupid? I do believe that is their mentality. Come to think about it, we must have been a little stupid to vote for some of them although we were probably dazzled with bullcrap.
I go to Wal Mart and everything I look at is made in China or another foreign country. Why? Because the people we elected to go to Washington and protect us are selling us out. So soon we forget that China is Communist and out enemy. Why are we dealing with an enemy? Why are we getting so many products from an enemy? The simple answer is American Greed. Why do we owe China, our enemy, 1.4 trillion dollars? What has happened to American patriotism? We the American people had better sit down and have a long talk with ourselves. I am as guilty as everyone else of buying these foreign made products because I can’t find a comparable American made product. American companies can’t compete with a country that uses cheap, cheap materials and child labor. We in America try to protect our children, not work them to death. I would rather pay 20 – 30% more for a quality product made in the United States but I can’t find it because it isn’t made in the U. S., it is only made in china. I was looking for a hand operated can opener the other day at Wal Mart and they had about 12 different ones that ranged in price from $0.88 to $12.00, all made in China. I purchases one of these can openers when I got it home and started to open a can it would not open the very first can.
Years ago Westclox was a quality American made alarm clock. Many of us remember the Big Ben and Baby Ben. Not long ago I wanted to buy one and found that they are all made in China and of very cheap quality. I now see many products that are made in China for companies that had a quality made product when it was made in the United States. Now this same company is selling cheap Chinese made items with their name on them. “No pride at all”
If Wal Mart could no longer get Chinese or other foreign made products they could move their stores into a 2000 sq foot building and have plenty of room for American products that they sell.
I saw this bumper sticker on a Volkswagen
“Buy American or Bye Bye America”.
I am in the business of making hand tooled leather craft items but why should you buy from me when you can buy basically the same item made in Mexico, or another foreign country, for 25% of what I have to sell it for. I can’t compete with Mexican and Chinese made products because of the cost of my materials and workmanship I put into my craft. Because of the pride I put into my workmanship I will not use cheap materials.
Our country, the United States, in on a downward spiral. I am listing some points that caused the fall of the Roman Empire. The United States is following the exact same path to destruction. The Roman Empire lasted approximately 400 years as a Democracy/Republic. The United States has made it about 235 years. Will it make it another 165? The United States was set up, by our forefathers as a Republic, not a democracy.
These are not necessarily in order.
01. Corruption in government
02. Lack of moral standards
03. Breaking up of the family unit
04. Mad craze for pleasure
05. Marriage outside the race
06. Decline of religion
07. The Roman Legion was very over extended with offensive and defensive deployments of troops all over the known world. (Number 07 was provided by Burley Burris)
In the Roman Empire the politicians that put on the best show and entertainment got elected. Does this sound familiar? I don’t believe our politicians have thrown any Christians, directly, to the lions recently.
Definition of a Republic: A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
The United States is, indeed, a republic, not a democracy. Accurately defined, a democracy is a form of government in which the people decide policy matters directly--through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums. A republic, on the other hand, is a system in which the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf. The Framers of the Constitution were altogether fearful of pure democracy. Everything they read and studied taught them that pure democracies have been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property. So why are we always hearing in the news, democracy, democracy, democracy?
Our Washington politicians are always sending millions of dollars in foreign aid to countries that don’t give a damn about us. All they want is our money. Much of the money sent to these countries is raked off by the Politico of that country and the people that really need the aid never see it. The way our economy is at this time there are many people in this country that need the aid that is going to foreigners.
“Charity begins at home”.
Barack Obama has no experience at anything related to being president. He hardly has any experience at anything at all. But we have been assured that doesn’t matter because he will have all sorts of extremely experienced advisers. Barack Obama has foreign policy advisers plus economic, financial and other advisors. It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that he has an advisor to tell him how to handle himself when he goes to the bathroom. Obama was the one who didn’t know anything but was going to rely on his advisers. Now we are told that Obama’s advisers don’t know what they are doing either, but that doesn’t matter either because Obama’s advisers have advisers. I wonder how he is going to blame the shortcomings of his advisors on someone else after he hired them. If Obama knows anything about being president he hasn’t showed it yet. Obama has done nothing that the majority of the American people have approved of.
Below are a few examples of our billions of dollars in wasted tax money.
Play Pumps across
In 2006, the United States invested more than $16 million in a massive effort to install Play Pumps across sub-Saharan Africa. Four years later, 4,000 Play Pumps had been installed. But according to a UNICEF report the Play Pumps haven't worked as promised. At $14,000 each they are expensive. And the children grew bored of the hard work of "playing" on the merry-go-rounds, forcing women in the village to operate the pumps. In addition, the pumps proved to be unreliable, and when they break they require expert technicians to repair them, according to UNICEF.
The following 6 may
seem like a small amounts but the soon add up to very large amounts of wasted
In this time of massive deficits, just where is our money going? Here’s a sampler:
$1.8 million will go to California for exotic pet diseases research.
$2 million is being handed to the First Tee program, headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, which uses golf to teach “life skills” to kids The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is getting $200,000 to educate schoolchildren about rock music
$325,000 will pay for a public swimming pool in Salinas, California
$175,000 is the price tag for a mural that will be painted on a flood wall in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
North Pole, Alaska (population: 1,646), will get $200,000 for recreational improvements..
Almost a decade ago, the federal government dropped $100 million for an Earth-monitoring satellite that never made it into space. Today it sits in a closet in Maryland. Cost to taxpayers for storing it: $1 million a year. And that’s just what’s hiding in one closet. Who knows what’s in the rest of them?
Why would we need to
$600,000 in tax money was spent on researching the sex lives of South African ground squirrels.
How will this
stimulate our economy?
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) provided the New Hampshire Department of Transportation with $2 million in stimulus money to buy four buses. While the state will own them, the buses will be used by two commuter service bus companies, Boston Express and C&J Trailways. C&J Trailways will use the new buses to replace two older buses in their fleet, but will make no new hires. The other two buses will be used by Boston Express to add additional bus service
Bragging about the Stimulus.
42 States spent a total of $1.3 million. Some states have chosen to use all of their transportation stimulus money on real projects like roads and bridges. Others have chosen to spend a great deal of their grants on signs. The state of Ohio spent almost $1 million on stimulus signs for road projects with Pennsylvania spending $140,000 so they could alert taxpayers where their stimulus dollars went, said a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Estimates are between $2,000 to $3,000 to supply, install and remove signs for all 365 Ohio projects. New York spent nearly $100,000 on highway signs until it was shamed into halting its plans to purchase $900,000 more in signs. The use of signs was strongly encouraged by the people in Obama’s Federal Highway Administration. This is Obama saying: “look what I did”. How stupid can you get?
Icelandic Arctic Environment in the Viking Age.
The University of Massachusetts-Boston received an almost $95,000 stimulus grant to count pollen grains collected from farms in Iceland and allowed researchers to continue studying the role the arctic environment played in the evolution of civic life during the Viking Age. Researchers say they will compare the environmental history of successful large farmsteads against small, poor and sometimes unsuccessful farmsteads to answer basic questions about the intersecting roles of landscape change, farm production, and political economy in the early history of Iceland. My question is: Who cares?
Million Dollars to Renovate a Federal Office Building When They Could Have Built
a New One for the Same Price.
The largest stimulus project in the state of Oregon is a $133 million makeover for the federal building in downtown Portland. The money will go toward greening the Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in the hope of making it a model for energy efficient government offices in the Northwest. For that same $133 million, they could have created more jobs by tearing down the old building and putting up a new one. In 2007, a new federal building was constructed in downtown San Francisco with similar state-of-the-art energy efficiency features for $144 million, just 11 million more that the Portland Project. The San Francisco building cost more because it’s larger, with 100,000 square feet of useable space. It is not yet clear how all of the $133 million will be spent. For now, agency officials expect to construct a type of vegetative skin made of plants on the exterior of the building to help with heating and cooling costs. Vegetative facades on buildings, however, are a little studied field according to some experts.
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors are using stimulus funds to repave a busy street in Atlanta—part of which was repaved just two years ago.
The two-block stretch, a part of Ralph David Abernathy that falls between Lee Street and Joseph Lowery Boulevard, was completely re-paved “curb to curb” following sewer work that ended in 2007.
This summer, state contractor crews tore it up again as part of a larger project. The two blocks happen to be included in a 1.1 mile project on Ralph David Abernathy that the Georgia Department of Transportation re-paved with $490,784 in federal stimulus money, between Cascade Avenue and West Whitehall Street.
I assume that this project was authorized by the Federal Department of Redundancy Department. Millions of our tax dollars are being wasted on highway and road work that is unnecessary.
Men To Wash Their Manhood. You please tell me how this is supposed to stimulate
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex. The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications,” the grant abstract states. We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa.
The reason for the “washing classes” is that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection, but researchers have been unsuccessful in convincing most adult African men to undergo circumcision. The UCLA program is designed to determine whether researchers can develop an after-sex genitalia-washing they can teach uncircumcised African men to follow.
While the goal of this program, reducing HIV in Africa is noble, it certainly is not the best use of spending by a government floundering under tons of debt.
I believe my parents taught me how to wash my equipment and it didn’t cost anything but a little soap.
They Really Had
to Research This? Are female college students more likely to have casual sex if
they have had a few drinks?
The National Institute of Health (NIH) used stimulus funds to pay for a two-year-long, $219,000 study to track female college students for a year to determine whether young women are more likely to “hookup” after drinking alcohol, proving that no one at the NIH ever went to college. Researchers recruited 500 female students at Syracuse University prior to their first year of college and contact them monthly over the course of a year to document sexual hookups, noting when there is alcohol involved. Did they really have to spend $219,000 to see if young women are more likely to have casual sex if they are drunk? All they had to do is ask a few young women or the young men who are buying them the drinks.
THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. THE ABOVE ARE ONLY A VERY, VERY SMALL EXAMPLE OF THE WAY OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE WASTED
I have this gut feeling that we haven't seen the last of Obama even if he looses the 2012 election. I have this strange feeling he will become a leader at the U.N.
Obama's got to keep his Global One World Government going
Barack Obama has demonstrated his impatience
with the legislative process. He has demonstrated his contempt for the U.S.
Constitution. He has displayed his willingness to ignore enforcement of
immigration laws with which he disagrees, while using the rule-making process to
create and enforce his policies without Congressional involvement.
When Obama talks, the most common words heard in every speech, regardless of the subject are: “I, and my.”
His behavior in office makes him appear to be unaware and unconcerned about anything and everything other than his prestige, his comfort, his fortune, and his future.
When we look at Obama, “Are we looking at the antichrist?”
The Apostle Paul warned true believers that the wolves that come with sheep’s clothing would take the truth and turn it in to a lie for their own benefit.
15 Beware of false
prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
It may seem that I am putting the United States down. I am not doing that. Even though this country is not perfect I believe it is the greatest country in the world and that is one of the reasons we get so much illegal immigration.
I served in the U.S. Army and fought for this country and am very proud of the fact that I did and I salute all of our veterans and active duty service men and women.
“All gave some, some gave all”.
You may find many grammatical errors, but the meaning is there. I can hardly speak proper English. How could you expect me to write it? My major certainly was not English. After reading this you may think I am crazy, which may be true.
“I have always been crazy; it’s kept me from going insane”.
“We The People are walking in deep crap so be sure to wear your boots”.
I know some will disagree with these reasons and statements. Go ahead and disagree, but disagreeing doesn’t make the reasons or statements untrue.
“In this country we can agree to disagree”.
Please email mail me at my address posted on this web site
“MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE”
My God Is Jesus Christ and His Father
I just have to rave on a little more.
If the money our elected bureaucrats stole from Social Security, Medicare and the Post Office was put back into these agencies there wouldn’t be a money problem with either agency.
The only scheme involving Social Security is how politicians have managed to raid the Social Security Trust Fund over the years and steal all of the money. Now they want to pretend that Social Security has a problem. The only problem with Social Security is the politicians. And if the politicians puts back all the money they stole plus interest then Social Security would have its proper funding and be perfectly fine. Did We The People authorize them to use our money on other projects by other agencies? No, we did not. Now that they have stolen the money they want to cut benefits for Social Security and Medicare.
Look at all of our money wasted on the so called war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Excuse me; they are not really called wars. When someone or a group shoots at or bombs me, that is war. I don’t give a damn what politico want to call it. It is still a war.
It took us 9 years to find Bin Laden, which is a joke.
How many Americans, and our allies, have been killed in these wars in the name of terrorism?
One of the reasons to keep these wars going is for the politicians to make their friends rich and for kickbacks to make them rich.
The same thing is happening in Iraq and Afghanistan that happened in Vietnam. There is no distinct or defined enemy, just like Vietnam. Do our elected officials never learn anything from history? Apparently they have not.
Why does just about everything the government runs go bankrupt? Why can’t the far left bureaucrats understand this? Social Security, Medicare, the Postal Service. The government is fraught with abuse, fraud, waste, and bureaucracy. While it is noble to say everyone should be entitled to great wages for little work, shelter, food, clothing, medical care, ipads, iphones, and Air Jordans, who is going to pay for all this stuff? When the government runs these things, most of the money usually does not go to those who the money is intended for. Then Obama says we need to raise taxes. NO! You shouldn’t raise taxes on a single person, until you can get your government under control! Once you do that and eliminate most of that greed, corruption, waste, and bureaucracy and you don’t have enough money, then go after people's hard earned income.
Obama is not the only one.
All I hear is civil rights, civil rights (I do believe in civil rights). The way our politicians treated the American Indian in the 1800’s wasn’t very civil. For example: The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee-Creek, and Seminole nations, known as the Five Civilized Tribes, were removed from their homeland in the southeast and made to walk to what is now the eastern sections, Indian Territory, of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The Cherokees were removed in 1838 and made to walk what is known as The Trail Of Tears. Out of the 15,000 Cherokees made to walk, 4,000 died on the way. As many as 1/3 of the people of the tribes died on the march to Indian Territory.
Andrew Jackson was the man most responsible for the removal of the Native Americans from these southern lands with the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. These pressures were magnified by U.S. population growth and the expansion of slavery in the South. Most Americans think of Andrew Jackson as a great man. In my opinion it took a really great man to do this atrocious act. Andrew Jackson wasn’t the only politician or person responsible but he could have stopped it. I am surprised that they didn’t put the Indians into slavery.
We are all hypocrites and are elected officials are the worst.
Now a word on our tax code: I have believed for years that there should be a flat tax. Everyone would pay the same percentage of tax. For example: you would pay 5% of your income for taxes. Your employer would take that percentage out of your pay and send it to the government and it would be gone. You would not have to fill out tax forms every year. You would not get any money back as a tax refund, there wouldn’t be any refunds. You would not have to pay more money on April 15 when you send in your tax forms.
If you choose to have half dozen children that would be up to you, there would be no deduction for each child. There would be no need an over bloated IRS because, there would be no reviewing of millions of tax forms, there would be no audits and there would be no need to chase down tax cheaters.
If you make $50,000 you pay $2500.00 in taxes. If you make a million dollars you pay $50,000. You do not have to worry about what you paid; it is gone for the operation of our government. That money is paid to the government and you do not fill out any tax forms.
Our politicians would not have to worry, their little brains, if they are going to tax the poor, middle class or rich. We would all pay the same percentage.
I said this years ago when I was raising children and had many tax deductions and paid very little or no tax and I said it later on in life when I paid a high percentage of my income to taxes.
Many of you younger people will disagree with me because you have many deductions but wait until you get older, then you will agree with me.
The last few years I worked a high percentage was deducted from my paycheck and when I filled out my tax forms and mailed them on April 15 I had to pay more.
The IRS has approximately 100,000 employees. That is one IRS employee for every 3000 people in the United States, including men women and children. If everyone paid the same percentage of income tax that could be reduced from 100,000 to 10,000 or less.
You can call the IRS 3 times, talk to a different person each time, and get 3 completely different answers to the exact same question. Our tax code has 44000 pages and growing. The attorneys for the IRS do not know the complete tax code; they just know which page to look on. Maybe?
Every since Obama was elected he has been trying to take away state rights. If I am not mistaken this is what the Civil War was over. For example: Every law states have passed against immigration his administration has taken to court and tried to block. I believe states have the right to pass their own immigration laws without federal interference because Obama will not enforce this countries immigration laws. Illegal immigration is costing states an enormous amount of money that they cannot afford to be paying.
Obama is either intentionally or stupidly ruining this country. If he is elected to another 4 years "Lord have mercy on us”.
This part between squares and stars came off Herman Cain’s website
Business Flat Tax – 9%
• Gross income less all investments, all purchases from other businesses and all dividends paid to shareholders
• Empowerment Zones will offer additional deductions for payroll employed in the zone
• Individual Flat Tax – 9%
• Gross income less charitable deductions
• Empowerment Zones will offer additional deductions for those living and/or working in the zone
• National Sales Tax – 9%
What in the hell is an empowerment zone in the individual flat tax?
In his plan Cain wants to tax the poor and middle class more and the rich less.
Our government does not need this much in taxes. This will just give our government bureaucrats more money to waste. I do not believe they need more than 5% of our money in taxes and I do not believe they need a nationwide sales tax. If our officials believe they need more money to run our government then I believe they need to look at thinning our some of the overloaded, over bloated bureaucratic government. There are 2.65 million employees in the executive branch of the government and that is just one branch.
His plan will tax Social Security retiree’s money 9%. We worked for 45-50 years and paid taxes and now Herman Cain wants 9% of our Social Security. For instance: Here in Mobile, Alabama we pay 10% sales tax including state, county and city tax. Now Herman Cain would add another 9% national sales tax for a total of 19%. I suppose it is true, nothing is for sure but death and taxes.
Some people are really struggling to get by in a bad economy and now he comes up with a tax plan to add a 9% sales tax.
If you are on Social Security and get $15,000 a year you would be paying $1350 of that money in Federal Taxes.
It seems that we cannot trust any politician; they all have one hand patting us on the back and the other hand in our pocket or give with one hand and take away more with the other.
The president is being paid $400,000 a year to run the United States. Why should we be paying another $100,000 or more a year for each of his 100+ advisors?
This means I could be president. I don’t have any qualifications, but that doesn’t make any difference. I could sit around waiting for my advisers to tell me what to do and make a speech every now and then that my speech writer wrote for me. I would have it made, making $400,000 a year plus expenses and all I could get under the table.
I believe Rick Perry is another George Bush and we do not need another George Bush for President. George Bush put this country into deep debt and Obama carried on by putting us deeper into debt.
The population of this country is 300 million.
160 million are retired.
That leaves 140 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school.
Which leaves 55 million to do the work.
Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government.
Leaving 15 million to do the work.
2.8 million are in the armed forces
Which leaves 12.2 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 10.8 million people who work for state, county and city governments. And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.
At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals.
Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the work.
You and me.
And there you are, sitting on your rear end in front of your computer reading this.