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Friday, August 28, 2009


Look at these links and ask yourself if we should think about the direction that our country is going.

August 28, 2009 12:34 AM PDT CNET NEWS
Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
by Declan McCullagh

Yahoo! Buzz


Check out the new Chairman of Diversity for the FCC chosen by Obama. Look at this and give me a comforting thought because this is out of another world.


Do we really think that Jones, the Diversity Czar, who admires Hugo Chavez taking over the media to succeed in his revolution after the first try was defeated. This is no longer a pot of frogs brought to a slow boil. The government agrees with Marr that the American people are stupid and is picking up speed on their program. Look at Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and tell me if you need any coffee to understand the relationship to what is happening. Big Business/Big Union/some Politicians/Soros has a group which is taking over America. We cannot be defeated militarily, but the LaLaLanders are such a internal defense weakspot that we are vulnerable. They who scream about privacy are looking the other way while we let Obama implement China type restrictions. What does it take to wake up the mooreons and WIIers???????

Watch the following clips and then enlighten me or get beside me:



"Glenn Beck: Reasonable questions for unreasonable times";

August 27, 2009 - 19:25 ET
All this week we are asking questions; I may not have the answers, but power left unchecked can turn very ugly, very rapidly. So it's vital that we all question with boldness, hold to the truth and speak without fear.
You need to start asking questions:
Day 4
- Why do we need a civilian force?
- Who is posing a threat to us?
- Who will this "force" be made up of?
- Who is the real enemy?
- Does the president know of a coming event? If not, who builds an army against an unrecognized enemy?
- Why won't the media get off their butts and look into these radicals in the White House? And into this civilian army?
Day 3
- Why does the FCC have a diversity "czar"?
- Who is Mark Lloyd and how does he plan to "balance" the airwaves?
- Will he bring back the Fairness Doctrine or worse?
- Cass Sunstein once said he wants to balance the Internet; is that next?
- Will broadcasters who leave the airwaves be allowed to go to satellite or Internet without government regulation?
- Is there any place (that has a mass audience) where the government wont regulate free speech?
- Why does it seem every member of the Obama advisory team hates capitalism, unless those companies (like G.E.) are in bed with the administration?
If Lloyd has his way, stations who don't comply to the governments definition of the "public interest" will have to pay a massive fine — that helps support public broadcasting:
- What will be the definition of "public interest"?
- Who defines "public interest"?
- Why should it be balanced? Because it's public airwaves? (Well, there are public roads that go by my house and I don't count how many Republicans and Democrats are driving on them)
Watch Glenn Beck weekdays at 5p and 2a ET on the Fox News Channel...Day 2 - Who is "surrounding" the President in the White House? - Do any of the President's advisers have criminal records? - Are the President's advisers working to better the country or their own ideals? - Who are the anti-capitalists in Washington? - What roles do they have in crafting bills? - What was "STORM"? What happened to the founders, where are they now? - What qualifications must one have to be a Presidential adviser? - What is the difference between a community organizer and a community activist? - Do the czars have power? - Should a communist have the ear of the President of the United States? - What role did the Apollo Alliance play in crafting bills? - Does the President know the co-founder of the Weather Underground is a board member of the Apollo Alliance? - How many people in the administration are connected to the movement for a democratic society? - What role does George Soros play... CONSTITUTIONALLY?
Day 1 - Our unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is close to $100 trillion. Is there any way to pay for these programs without bankrupting America? - We are in so much debt, why spend more borrowed money on cap-and-trade and healthcare programs before we stop the flow of red-ink? - The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy? - If it was so important for congress to pass the stimulus bill before they even had time to read it why has only a fraction of the stimulus money been spent 6 months later? - Bush said he had to abandon free market principles in order to save them, how exactly does that work? - Why won’t members of Congress read the bills before they vote on them? - Why are citizens mocked and laughed at when they ask their congressman to read the bills before they vote on them? - Was the cash-for-clunkers program meant to save the earth or the economy? Did it accomplish either? - How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president? - Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor? - The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill—why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill? - If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1000 page plus bills actually impose on the American people? - If the ‘public option’ health care plan is so good why won’t politicians agree to have that as their plan? - If town hall meetings are intended for the politicians to learn what’s on our mind—why do they spend so much time talking instead of listening? - Politicians are refusing to attend town hall meetings complaining, without evidence, that they are scripted. Does that mean we shouldn’t come out and vote for you since every campaign stop, baby kiss and speech you give is scripted? - Why would you want to overwhelm the system? - Is using the economic crises to rush legislation through congress what Rahm Emanuel meant when he talked about "not letting a crises go to waste"? - What are the czars paid? What is the budget for their staffs/offices?

The above questions were copied from http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29631/


There is a new importance for a poem describing the perils of apathy and calls to us to be vigilante for an analagous progression
In Germany:

They first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me — and by that time no one was left to speak up.

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.""A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.""From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.""The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.""During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage"

Please have a poster to promote the cause at the rallies -
Politicians get paid and receive benefits which are great regardless of how much damage that they do to our country. Our government is a prime example of what happens when you neglect competition and accountability. Why has this not been brought up before this time? Possibly becaue the voters have not paid attention

Wednesday, August 26, 2009




I have a suggeston. Pick up the brightest, most rational, logical person who you know who holds an opposing political ideology and agree to the following challenge.

The liberal choose the most informative program for liberals which they choose to watch for information and you both watch it and make notes regarding facts, perspective and ideology.

The both of you watch a Glenn Beck program during this week and make notes regarding facts, perspective and ideology.

I expect objective interaction to show that someone is lying and propagandizing and it is time that we recognize what is real. There are good intelligent people on both sides of this political battle and I have what I think is the explanation listed below.


Because there is a campaign to incite the Politicall Correct Gullible Crusaders with morphed meanings of words and out of context information or outright lies and because we were warned by one of America's founders, Samuel Adams, “How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!”, I propose the following definitions to describe our nation's most dangerous enemy.

Thes definitions which have no relationship to party, belief system - only describing an intellectual deficiency and an unwillingness to challenge what they want to believe respectively:

MOOREON refers to an intellectual (thought and reason ability - not intelligence) deficiency and has nothing to do with ideology and beliefs. It rather has to do with an inability to determine whether something is true or false. Mooreon, a definition proposed on factsforreality.net, refers to a person who can see information challenging their beliefs, but does not have the intellectual capacity to process it and challenge that which supports the position that they choose even if their position is based on an illusion rather than what is real.

WIIer is a WILLFULLY IGNORANT INTELLECTUALThose who will keep to a narrow information channel which feeds them information, accurate and complete or not, to substantiate their desired point of view. A WIIer has the intellectual (thought and reason - not intelligence) ability, but is consciously unwilling to look at information which may challenge their desired point of view. A lot of us are going to online versions of foreign newspapers to find out what is happening in our country as well as other online sources.

This saying applies to all humans who fit the three sheeple category described below. The three sheeple:
Hear no other point of view
See no other point of view
Discuss no other point of view

I would suggest to anyone upset with the two definitions that you take some time for introspection because, in my opinion, you are dangerous to yourself , others and our country.

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Argue for the limitation and it is yours.

My purpose in my website is to have sections with facts

Only facts will be presented; not discussion.
The information displayed may be added to by submission of the fact or a correction and it's source.
This Web site will present facts specific to certain events and organizations such as:

Terrorist attacks on US assets, the president in power, the U.S. response, the perpetrators
Terrorist attacks on non-US assets-Achille Laura, Lockerbee
References to a translation of Osama bin Laden's fatwa
Thwarted terrorist attacks such as multiple planes from Philippines, Milenium LAX from Canadian border
Terrorist Web sites, top 5 or 10 most popular U.S. government officials to quote for anti-American quotes and the message in which the quote is used.
School system statistics such as cost per pupil and the ranking of those pupils
Democracies throughout history, the length of their existence and the cause of their demise.

and other suggested items.
I am a working person who does not yet know how I will do this, but hearing about teachers instructing students that the Iraq war is good or bad rather than teaching them to analyze the information as my 6th grade teacher taught me, scares me. She educated us that we will be exposed to propaganda from all directions and that we should sort out the good information rather than try to indoctrinate us in her beliefs. This paragraph is the result of a conversation several years ago which sounded like our children are indoctrinated rather than taught. Hearing about them being shown An Inconvenient Truth and not hearing about discussions or opposing points of view illustrates the level of indoctrination implemented in America. I would like to see us return to the days where we are taught to question information in any form from the opposition or people with whom we agree.
I had an 11th grade history teacher who said that you cannot get somewhere by being against something. You must have a goal and go for it.
I took a negotiating seminar a long time ago and was put in a role playing exercise. I was the lightweight on a team with a Texas business owner and his three presidents of his companies. We were the tire company and we faced off against the city council. Each side was given secret information and the 15 or 20 sets of business people/city council were instructed to reach a beneficial, negotiated result. A short way into the negotiations, things heated up and the head Texan told the city council that we employed the people who voted for them and if they wanted to maintain their positions, they would give in to our demands. I thought that our set did not succeed because the Texans were used to doing business in that matter. Not one of the sets achieved our goal. These business people, in a lab setting, given the setup to succeed were unsuccessful. Humans are lucky that we do as well as we do if this is a valid sample of human interaction.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

OUR PRISON SYSTEM - Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein is quoted above and I feel like I am accurate in stating, "Doing more of what works, works." I heard it in a seminar on Life and Career Management and it is amazing how powerful some basic some principles are.

I received an email from a friend of mine that is worth some thought because it gives an alternative to the way most other people are managing the prison system. This is not a comparison of the different systems, but a call to think about what we are being told.

1. There are riots in prison with extensive damage and physical harm.

2. There is a court system which blames overcrowding for the poor quality of the life of the inmates.

3. There is a pending court order that this overcrowding must be solved or the prisoners released.

4. How much thought does it take to muse over the fact that if you play to the media and the court system and create as much chaos as you can to prove that the caring ones are right, you will not have to pay for your crime.

This line of reasoning is, in my opiniion, the same reasoning used to close GITMO. We have the best facility in the best location which operates painfully well (not perfect), but we are concerned about world opinion fed to us by MoveOn.orgers and MSNBC types. al Qaeda uses the information for their recruiting propaganda. The alternative is, "Let's move the detainees to American soil where we can expose our civilians to a spectacular al Qaeda operation made for TV and where these poor abused victims can plead for fair treatment while enjoying their confinement and still presenting al Queda with propanda. I am puzzled, but I did come up with the explanation. There are both gullible fools and intelligent people whom I define at http://factsforreality.net/
as mooreons and WIIers respectively. I have not heard a better explanation and I remain open to a challenge. It just does not make sense to me, but a negotiating class lab enlightened me that humans will work to their own detriment.

I believe that there is a movement playing on Roger Dawson, an Englishman teaching negotiation, talking about the most powerful negotiating gambit to use against an American is, "What do you think is fair?"

The following quote describes an emotional tool which is now used for more than money. "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money." "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." George Bernard Shaw (1944)

Please excuse the unclean formatting - I need to get to work, but I checked my email and felt we need to pay attention to how we analyze and implement what we do in this world. We really can go through life without thinking about anything if we want. We only have to think about and protect that which is important to us, like our country's place in the world and fiscal well being.

SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN! Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe! Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million> > dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe> > offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said> > okay.�> >> > The animal shelters are now all> > staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the> > strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice> > daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition> > and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to> > adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the> > street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place> > in dog shows.�> >> > The best part? His budget for the> > entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted> > a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered,> > and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a> > microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us> > $78.�> >> > The prisoners get the benefit of> > about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free,> > just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is> > for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners> > out of the fees collected for adopted> > animals.�> >> > I have long wondered when the rest> > of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail> > system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated> > to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow> > most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work> > and harvesting by hand.�> >> > He has a pretty good sized hog farm,> > which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas> > tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living> > Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later.> > We have six trees in our yard from the> > Prison.�> >> > Yup, he was reelected last year with> > 83% of the vote.�> > Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He> > painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a> > special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call> > and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs> > Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40> > deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws,> > started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling> > folks back to the border. He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of> > Sheriff.�> >> > TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH> > JOE ARPAIO�> >> > HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY> > SHERIFF�> >> > AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER> > AND OVER�> > THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS> > WHY:�> >> > Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ) who> > created the ' Tent City Jail':�> > He has jail meals down to 40> > cents a serving and charges the inmates for> > them.�> >> > He stopped smoking and porno> > magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but> > 'G' movies.�> >> > He started chain gangs so the> > inmates could do free work on county and city> > projects.�> >> > Then He Started Chain Gangs For> > Women So He Wouldn't Get�> > Sued For> > Discrimination.�> >> > He took away cable TV Until he found> > out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For> > Jails So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney> > Channel And The Weather Channel.�> >> > When asked why the> > weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot It's Gonna> > Be While They Are Working�> > ON My Chain> > Gangs.�> >> > He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero> > Nutritional Value.�> >> > When the inmates complained, he told> > them, 'This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton......If You Don't Like It,> > Don't Come Back.'�> >> >> > More On The Arizona> > Sheriff:�> >> > With Temperatures Being Even Hotter> > Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the> > Associated Press Reports:�> > About 2,000 Inmates Living In A> > Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County> > Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their> > Government-Issued�> > Pink Boxer Shorts.�> >> > On Wednesday, hundreds> > of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds> > or chatted in the tents, which reached�> > 138 Degrees Inside> > The Week Before.�> >> > Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink> > Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To> > Their PINK SOCKS.�> >> > 'It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,'> > Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1> > year. 'It's Inhumane.'�> >> > Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff> > who created the tent city and long ago started making his> > prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit> > sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates:> > 'It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents> > Too, And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear,�> > But They Didn't> > Commit Any Crimes,So Shut Your Mouths!'�> >> > Way To Go,> > Sheriff!�> >> > Maybe if all prisons were like this> > one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders.> > Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in> > luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and> > commit another crime so they can get back in to live on> > taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have> > for themselves.�> >> > If you agree, pass this on.. If not,> > just delete> > it.> >

Sunday, August 23, 2009


This is a non-partisan idea for the betterment of America!!!!

In the business world, a managment level person receives bonuses for good performance and gets fired for bad performance. There is a very basic relationship when a company's survival is tied to performance. A joint venture partner will often receive compensation for operating a venture, but not share in returns until the original investment is returned to the investors and then the profit is shared. The politicians do not appear to have any concept of this structure which works well as long as the business is not on life support from an outside source. The politicians have a POLITICIAN EXEMPTION which allows them to put the country in the toilet and do anything which they can get away with to enrich or empower themselves and they still receive full benefits.

We pay our politicians salaries in excess of $150,000.00 and give them excellent health care plus a good retirement. They receive this compensation package plus a number of other benefits, including connections to increase their power and wealth regardless of the damage which they do to our country. Why in the world would we not make them accountable by having them share in what they create????

I have started a cause on Facebook at


Reward our government people for success and penalize them for failure - HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!!!

This cause DOES NOT COLLECT MONEY and has the brief statement of
1. At least the president, vice president, senators and representatives, referred to as "the Group" create what we, the people, live with in America
2. Create categories such as fiscal, health, +++ to monitor and parameters to measure performance of the legislature in managing our country
3. Make salaries and retirement a function of a formula using the parameters to reward or punish performance
4. Create a tiered relationship between the health care which the Group receives and the American people receive
5. Create an IRS provision to apply a surtax to assets acquired after taking office at a rate inversely related to the performance from 0% to 50%

I am very preliminary in this and I am a lightweight who does not possess the time, money or expertise to pull this off by myself, but it is so obvious that our country has allowed our politicians to be the EXEMPT CLASS and they distract with their class warfare and partisan bickering while they enjoy their exempt benefits. How many politicians who created this are unemployed? What is the status of the investigations into the FannieMae/FreddieMac debacle that makes Enron look like chump change and help put America on the down slide? Do they know that we are manipulateable fools by the results of their enjoyment of the exemption?

I will better define what and how we measure performance and develop formulas as this proposal evolves.

I just did this today because I have been whining to friends about this concept forever and watching America making good time in the wrong direction. I decided that it is time to quit whining and do something or shut up and go along.

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

“Whoever you are, you who are hearing me now, I am speaking to whatever living remnant is left uncorrupted within you, to the remnant of the human, to your mind, and I say: There is a morality of reason, a morality proper to man, and Man’s Life is its standard of value.” -- Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

"It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master." --novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

My into comment on Facebook was: I am tired of listening to me whine about the performance of the managers of our country and watching the Big Business/Big Union/Politicians and people like Soros who profit from economic problems build their money machines while they instigate aurguments between the Left, Right, Illegal Aliens, Space Aliens and whatever other diversion which they come up with to keep us from seeing what they are doing. I have no idea how I am going to do this, but I love my country more than I fear the consequences and it is time for me to do something. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I offered my factsforreality.net website out a long time ago because I didn't have what I needed to do it justice. That is another project with two components: 1. Letters to grandchildren asking them how they like the country which we left them and telling them that there were two schools of thought on how it should be governed - I hope that I was just a paranoid old man.
2. Facts only to define and measure - there is to much obfiscation and Orwellian redefinition to the point that a lot of us distrust our government who no longer views us as their employer. We are not lab rats for experiments. I want define areas which we need to understand and monitor facts, especially data to correct our course should we steer off course from our objective.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HAD OBAMA ELECTED IN THIS LAST ELECTION - Join us and help to ensure liberty and prosperity for the future of America!

"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? ... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." --Patrick Henry

There are two very different schools of thought on how Amererica is best structured and the responsibility of the citizens. The election of Obama with a congressional majority gives us a chance to measure the value of one school of thought. The fact that there are complaints about the lack of Republican support raises the question of how good do the Democrats feel about something which they can pass without Republican support. Why, if you are really good with what you are doing, would you not say, "This is the great thing which we did for you the people!" instead of trying to make it look like, "The Republicans thought that it was a good idea also."? Do politicians normally share the glory?

I see some reports that the protests are not real and that the protestors are "mean". I can look back at clips of the Democrats, proclaiming that dissent is patriotic and I do agree with them. Bush commented that Cindy Shean protesting him was evidence of America's greatness - kind of a presidential attitude which I appreciate. Progress will only be made if we develop a way to:

1. clearly define the facts

2. define the parameters which measure what we want to discuss

3. agree on a program to accomplish something

4. implement the program and monitor the parameters

We see this type of thing done in marketing the programs which are put into a bill, but no one appears to be using the procedure to create the programs and to read the bills created by ????. Just one example which seems beyond belief obvious to me, but an incredible number of people appear to not recognize it - hence my two definitions of the mentality of some American voters at http://factsforreality.net/ . "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." -- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) We, if it weren't so incredibly serious, would laugh at the way that the governmment runs the MediCare/MediCaid, FannieMae/FreddieMac (where is the investigation into this disaster?), Social Security, the Post Office and on and on. Is our solution to the healthcare program better accomplished by creating a new, massive change or fixing some of the issues with our current healthcare program to create the ability to effectively handle the issues at a more doable level instead of one which could be catastrophic if it is implemented like the other government programs. Global warming was renamed climate change when the forums kept getting frozen out and it started to appear a little ludicrous to be worried about warming. The Health Care Reform become Insurance Reform when public opinion ceased to heavily support it. Does CAP have analysis for how things will work implementation and fiscally or do the do marketing? I have not taken the time yet to find out.

The country is better seved by having clarity and accountability and that is the goal of the group linked below. I have proposed that the salary, benefits including retirement and healthcare of congress people be indexed on the country's performance - this is very complex and I am not with all of the time and expertise which I need to run with it. Reward them for good performance and allow them to truly experience our pain for their bad performance. Allow them to keep complex IRS codes by having a tax rate on assets acquired after they take office which is inversely related to performance of the country. That way, we would have the retirees watching out for us as well as themselves. The one time that you can count on someone to look out for you is when they will benefit or suffer if you do. Let us also have a source for each part of a bill so that we can properly reward them for supporting what we believe or replace them for going against our interests.

Talk is cheap - share the performance results with the people whose life you affect congress people.


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"We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish." F. A. Hayek

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My 11th grade history teacher in 1959 or 1960 told the class that you can never get anywhere by being against something. Let us define what we want more clearly and unite to make America the great country it can be by affirming the good which we do and committing to do more of it.

Let us cease to have the discussion that Bush brought the largest national debt to GDP since WWII as an answer to a complaint that Obama has created the largest national debt to GDP ratio since WWII. Take a breath, step back and ask yourself, "WHAT IN THE HELL AM I THINKING?" Several conservatives applauded the defeat of TARP I and condemned Bush for his fiscal irresponsibility. I have often stated that I feel that borrow and spend is worse than tax and spend and that the Democrats were at least honest when they raised taxes and awakened the people who paid taxes. I have now revised my thinking and, not to be outdone, the Democrats whow that Bush cannot hold a candle to them in the borrow and spend arena. They have backdoored some taxes, but I believe that they look at income tax increases as the desert for their feast. Has our country benefited from this waste of intercourse? Should we do more of what doesn't work and expect different results - Einstein's definition of insanity or should we heed Winston Churchill's admonition that, "They who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

I do have hope, but if there is not change in how we govern our country, we will end up hopeless. Let us go for what is good for the country so that each of us has an opportunity to enjoy a strong, safe, prosperous, healthy America.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I am copying the complete Hugh Hewitt - Townhall blog entry into my blog because this issue is of major consequence. David Axelrod is one of the main people in the Obama group and we were told that there would be no lobbyist and typical government corruption. We saw Walpin put by the wayside because he uncovered corruption with a friend of Obama's in AmeriCorp. There is a call for ACORN to be investigated as a criminal enterprise. There is a Facebook group called Back to Dollars - Government vs Business which has a paragraph describing the coalition of Politician/Big Business executives/Union management building a very powerful, well entrenched machine - a paragraph points out one of the paradoxes of the candidate who represents the common people - Ever wondered why so many REALLY rich people tend to support the Democrat party? Ever wondered why Goldman Sachs funneled so much money to Obama’s campaign? For the politically well-connected, there comes a point at which there’s more to gain from dealing with Big Government—at their competitors’ and taxpayers’ expense—than from supporting the platform of liberty and limited government that appeals to honest, politically unconnected individuals.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009
David Axelrod's Very Big ProblemPosted by: Hugh Hewitt at 6:27 PM
The allegations in this Bloomberg story --if true-- pose a huge problem for a senior advisor to the president, David Axelrod. This is the heart of the problem:
Axelrod was president and sole shareholder of AKPD from 1985 until he sold his interest after Obama’s victory, government records show. The firm owes Axelrod $2 million, which it’s due to pay in installments beginning Dec. 31. Axelrod’s son, Michael, still works there. He didn’t return a phone call. The firm’s Web site continues to feature David Axelrod’s work on the Obama campaign. (Emphasis added.)The problem is that Axelrod's former firm is currently receiving huge fees "from Healthy Economy Now, a coalition that includes the Washington-based Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, known as PhRMA," as well as AARP, the SEIU and other big players in the health care debate. If Axelrod has been negotiating any part of any deal involving any of these players which are funneling money to the firm that owes him money, or if he is advising the president on the deals with any of these groups, that's a conflict of interest. Laundering the money through a "coalition" doesn't remove the conflict much less the appearance of impropriety. The coalition is in effect partially funding David Axelrod's severance package though its members might have done so unknowingly. These forthcoming payments to Axelrod are much more significant than the sort of "retained ties" that Democrats blasted Dick Cheney for vis-a-vis Halliburton even though there was no high level negotiations between the vice president and his former company.David Axelrod has some tough questions to answer, and according to Politico's Mike Allen, Politico's Ken Vogel will be publishing more on matters Axelrodian tomorrow. (Thetranscript of my interview with Allen will be posted here later tonight.) Vogel's story on Axelrod's son from a few days back casts doubt on the Bloomberg story's accuracy as Bloomberg has Axelrod's son still at Axelrod's old firm, but Vogel has him at The Huffington Post. If it was Karl Rove in a similar set of circumstances, the blogs and some in MSM would already be demanding a special prosecutor. There are lots of questions for Mr. Axelrod, the first one being whether the Bloomberg story is accurate. if the answer is "yes," the second will be: "Have you lawyered up?"UPDATE: Ken Vogel just confirmed that his story in tomorrow's Politico delves into this issue and that Axelrod did not respond to Vogel's e-mail on the subject, though he has done so in the past. The transcript of the Vogel interview will also be up later tonight at the transcripts page.Vogel also informed me that Axelrod has two sons, one of whom does indeed continue to work at his dad's old firm which is powered up on health care debate dollars.UPDATE 2: Senator Jon Kyl just expressed surprise when I told him the outline of the story and, without prompting, suggested as I have above that if Karl Rove had been discovered to be in the same situation as David Axelrod, the hounds would be in the hunt already. Of course, this is the Obama-smitten MSM, so it remains to be seen whether any of them start asking the obvious questions. The transcript of my conversation with Senator Kyl will be posted later at the Transcripts page.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Announcing AuditTheFed.com!
From Campaign for Liberty
Today at 7:57am
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Over the past year, I have read about George Soros, a brilliant investor who appears to profit from economic crises and who has a passion to change America. I have read several articles which raise a question. Is capitalism funding a group comprised of Soros, some big business people, some big union people and some politicians to either do a hostile takeover (business term) of America or to destroy its capitalist system? Soros is an investor who makes huge profits which none of the liberal anti huge salary people protest and funds organizations like CAP, moveon.org and liberal causes with campaigns which appeal to emotion rather than reason - moveon.org did the General Betrayus full page ad when the General came to the Senate hearing and listened to the all knowing Senators before he went back and successfully executed the surge which these organizations had said would fail. Their current "illusion di jour" is to disregard opposition to their programs as being racist and distract from the factual analysis by appealing to emotions. This apparently works with 12% of the people according to a recent poll about the racist issue. The fact that they oppose a lot of things which seem in keeping with the American culture would be, "That's just one of the great reasons to live in America." The problem is it looks like they are taking our country somewhere else and it does not appear, as evidenced by an awakened electorate, that we want to go there. They are currently promoting racism as the reason for opposition to the administration's agenda. Would they tell you that Walter E. Williams, Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas are racists? What are they distracting us from seeing?

1. Soros is an integral part of the Democratic party - George Soros supports moveon.org and was one of the funders to create CAP, the Center for American Progress headed by John Podesta which is an analysis, strategy generator and implementer for the Democrats. It is described in the November 18, 2008 Bloomberg -- Three blocks from the White House, on the 10th floor of a sleek glass building, young workers pound at computers, with giant flat-screen TVs overhead. It has the look and feel of a high-tech startup.


2. Soros has made a lot of money from other people's problems - SorosWatch.com - George Soros' War on the Poor - April 21, 2009 - George Soros told The Australian that the world financial crisis was”stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.” George Soros also told a Hungarian news agency he was “sincerely sorry” about his fund’s last-minute short sale of bank stock and added, “I no longer oversee the running of Soros Fund Management. I withdrew last year and now only direct deals on my own account.” Was that an, "Oops, I slipped?" reason for the problem it created?


3. Soros profits from decline of American Dollar - The April 4 Bloomberg article linked below points out that Soros bets on the decline of the American dollar. "The market disruptions prompted Soros last year to resume a more active role in managing the $17 billion Quantum Endowment Fund, which provides income for his philanthropic projects. He has bet on declines in the dollar and U.S. and European stocks, and expects increases in foreign currencies as well as Chinese and Indian equities. "


4. Soros puts $35 million of his money with $140 million Stimulus money (targeted, immediate job creation?) to give to school children - taxpayers making the Soros-Obama administration team look charitable with taxpayer debt. Notice whose name is prominent. The New York Daily News August 12, 2009 - "Back to school spree: Billionaire, feds give out $175M to aid neediest students around the state. Read more:"

5. Soros invests in a Brazilian oil company - August 15, 2009 Bloomberg -- "Billionaire investor George Soros bought an $811 million stake in Petroleo Brasileiro SA in the second quarter, making the Brazilian state-controlled oil company his investment fund's largest holding. "


6. Peak Oil News & Message Boards had a post (which was higher than the $2 billion loan which I saw elsewhere) on August 10, 2009 -- The U.S. government is prepared to provide up to $10 billion in loans to finance the development of massive hydrocarbon reserves off Brazil’s coast, a Brazilian official said Wednesday.


This raises two questions:

a. What is the source of the funds from the US?

b. Why would we back oil exploration which George Soros invested in rather than stimulate our economy by backing the proposal in August of 2008 to stimulate the economy and provide energy independence as reported in the September 2008 issue of Imprimus - "Alaska is already preparing for its next role—providing American consumers with a safe and secure domestic source of crude oil and natural gas. In fact, if energy imports were curtailed completely, Alaska could provide our nation with seven years of crude oil independence and an eight-year supply of natural gas. These are numbers that reflect known and recoverable oil and gas deposits." Do Alaskans not need jobs and America not need energy independence?



1. The Chicago CBS news for August 2009 - "The City of Chicago is basically closed for business on Aug. 17, a reduced-service day in which most city employees are off without pay. City Hall, public libraries, health clinics and most city offices will be closed. In addition to reduced service days, all non-union employees were asked to take a series of furlough days and unpaid holidays, and most non-sworn union employees agreed to similar unpaid time off. " Management has room for improvement just as California's management has negated the effects of the real estate and dot com booms.


2. Pittsburg Tribune-Review in an August 22, 2008 article reported, "U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat's campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. "


3. An ACORN associate group? funded for presidential campaign work. New York Times October 10, 2008 - "Even before Friday’s conference call, Republicans had made much of an $832,598 payment made in February by the Obama campaign to Citizens Services Inc., a consulting firm affiliated with Acorn.
“This organization is not just related to but deeply ingrained in the Acorn organization, a front group for Acorn,” Mr. Davis said." This was misrepresented according to the next link.


4. The September 16, 2009 edition of the Bulletin, Philidelphia's Family Newspaper ran an article on the campaign connection and the fact that the New York Times spiked the story of a whistleblower about the issue - "A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.” "


5. Michelle Malkin, in an August 22, 2008 post, stated, "There’s much more to the story of Obama’s amended campaign finance reports than what Obama and the Obamedia will tell you. I will fill you in on what’s missing in a moment. What we have here, essentially, is Obama using a non-profit group called Citizens Services Inc. as a front to funnel payments to ACORN for campaign advance work. "


6. Big Government on 9/12/2009 posted an article titled, "Former leftist activist turned FBI informant pulls back the cover on ACORN" - "Though the majority of residents either hadn’t heard of ACORN or simply disagreed with their politics- ACORN insisted that they were THE Black leaders. This was upsetting to me. Sure, the local pastor we worked most closely with was Black; but that didn’t matter to ACORN. "


7. The New York Post September 16, 2009 ran an article on Pimp and Hooker catch Brooklyn staff with references to the other catches - "As in prior videos released by the filmmaking team of James O'Keefe, 25, and Hannah Giles, 20, employees of the group -- which specializes in housing and voter activism -- were eager to dispense advice on gaming the system and skirting the law."


8. Michelle Malkin's September 16, 2009 blog post on "What is missing from the New York Time's coverage of ACORN?



1. Kevin Johnson investigation by IG Harold Walpin fired by Obama for uncovering his friend's corruption??? The June 19, 2009 Wallstreet Journal reported - "President Obama swept to office on the promise of a new kind of politics, but then how do you explain last week's dismissal of federal Inspector General Gerald Walpin for the crime of trying to protect taxpayer dollars? This is a case that smells of political favoritism and Chicago rules." and "Obama supporter Kevin Johnson. St. HOPE had received an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant, "


2. Michelle Malkin's blog post on June 26, 2009 discussed the suppression of an EPA report which was counter the administratins intentions - "On March 12, Carlin’s director, Al McGartland, forbade him from having “any direct communication” with anyone outside his office about his study. “There should be no meetings, emails, written statements, phone calls, etc.” On March 16, Carlin urged his superiors to forward his work to EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, which runs the agency’s climate change program. A day later, McGartland dismissed Carlin and showed his true, politicized "


An interesting point made on another person' blog is "The "Crisis Strategy" can be traced back to the first Communist state under the Russian Bolsheviks. Subsequent refinements developed by the Frankfurt School, Antonio Gramsci and Saul Alinsky and implemented by the American Left through the Democrat Party, have finally borne fruit with the election of Barack Obama, a radical thoroughly schooled in these methods. This strategy will destroy our country as we know it. Time is short. Time to see the truth. Time to get moving."


Capitalism is funding the destruction of capitalism in America. The funding of Brazil holding back nucleur and natural resources on shore.
and it becomes obvious to me that this is the mindless chatter created by the Alinsky strategy used so effectively to gain power and create the problems with our country leading up to the financial debacle. There was a claim that the Republicans did not vote for the first TARP because they were throwing a tantrum about Pelosi's unbelieveable pre vote speech on TARP. The Democrats did not need Republican votes to pass it. They had Bush and the power to pass it, but did not want to own the disaster that they knew it could be and yet the lemmings chanted it is just a tantrum. RACISM too is just mindless chatter because the liberals think that the American people are so stupid that they will overlook the potential devastation this type of program could create for America as well as some links below showing what is going on in the background while we get all Wee Weed up about health care.


“Life's tough......it's even tougher if you're stupid.” -- John Wayne




Testimony to the wisdom of the American voter. Take a politician out of a corrupt machine ruined area and give him more power and influence. This is the Peter Principle to the 10th power. We have seen the liberal philosophy in California and New York and the majority do not listen to those of us who yell out warnings. I was baffled for a long time at the intelligent people who are liberal and vote for more of what doesn't work. I present two definitions of the type of people who support this problem on my factsforreality.net website and point out that I am open to be shown how I am one of them instead of the liberals. We now see a government that thinks running out of money in a give away Cash for Clunkers is a success instead of seeing it as evidence of their inability to analyze and accurately predict how a program will operate. They then want to do a major overhaul instead of fixing existing problems. Insane to think that this is safe during these incredibly dangerous times.

Conservatives see the Obama administration as driving an armored car with the nations wealth in it at a high rate of speed. There are those on the left who are running interference and yelling, "Give him a chance." and "Just listen to him." and those on the right who are called racist by many on the left as they yell, "You might want to check out that cliff ahead." because they see him as making good time down the wrong road.

The Stimulus Bill was passed quickly without review so that we would turn the economy around and not exceed 8% unemployment - Now in the high 9s. Looking at what it has created for employment raises the question, "What if we had not indebted the nation for that amount of money?" I don't see that much in targeted, quickly created jobs and we are doing amazingly well in spite of the lack of them. Where would unemployment be if our priorities had been on small business stimulation? Is it true that the NEA which does Obama Art got more money than small business? I don't know, but it would give us a great insite into this administrations perception of private enterprise, the engine which made America great a long time ago.

Timeline of some of the events which failed to prevent the FannieMae/FreddieMac debacle. Where is our investigation


I did not come up with the AWFUL administration (AWFUL = Alinsky Warriors Fooling Unknowing Lemmings) to be derogatory. It is meant to convey a very accurate description, if I am correct in my analysis, of the Democracy loving American people having lost a battle and the Whitehouse has been taken over by a group with a totally different philosophy of government. They have assaulted the engine which gave America an incredible advantage over the rest of the world - described in The 5000 Year Leap. I also came up with definitions on my blog to describe the two types of mentallity, mooreon and WIIer which support the enemy in the battle to keep our country. This does not look like just a Democrat thing to me.


Check out the Gross Operating Budget


I have a Letters to my grandchildren section on my website and this was one of the things during the campaigning which terrified me. What we see depends mainly upon what we look for and the people telling me, "Just listen to him." were intelligent and it baffled me how they could hear and not get the warning. I created the definitions of WIIer and mooreon to describe this baffling occurance at such a high rate. "PLEASE READ WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN AND LOOK AT THE CONDITION OF YOUR COUNTRY. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK AND JUDGE THOSE WHO CREATED WHAT YOU INHERITED. PLAY TO THE STRENGTHS AND CHANGE WHAT DIDN'T WORK SO THAT YOU GIVE YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AN EVEN BETTER COUNTRY THAN YOU INHERITED. PROTECT THEM FROM HARM. THAT IS YOUR OBLIGATION WHICH I HOPE YOU MEET. I FEAR THAT WE WILL NOT MEET THAT OBLIGATION TO YOU. I TRULY HOPE THAT YOU WILL SEE ME AS A PARANOID OLD FOOL AND ENJOY THE GREAT COUNTRY WHICH MY GENERATION INHERITED WHICH ALLOWED US TO LIVE IN WHAT I PERCEIVED AS LALALAND. JUNE 30, 2009" My letters ramble because they were in rough draft with notes form and not finallized because I work and have other responsibilities which keep me from dedicating the amount of time that I want.

Changing the 911 meaning and significance is beyond belief obvious in mental programming of Americans. I do not understand why we don't have a more public push for the Walpin AmeriCorps corruption investigation put aside, the call for an investigation for ACORN corruption which now appears to be in motion.

I have a cause to tie Congressional pay, retirement healthcare and other benefits to parameters which indicate the health of the country. Politicians get paid incredibly well in spite of the damage which they do to our country. This is a SCREAMING EXAMPLE OF WHY THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT EFFICIENTLY RUN PROGRAMS. There is no incentive to do their job because there is no accountability. Is that as crazy and naive as it appears to me?

Monday, August 10, 2009


"David Axelrod, The White House"
It's time for a reality check
Mon, August 10, 2009 6:04 am

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Dear Friend, Anyone that's watched the news in the past few days knows that health insurance reform is a hot topic — and that rumors and scare tactics have only increased as more people engage with the issue. Given a lot of the outrageous claims floating around, it’s time to make sure everyone knows the facts about the security and stability you get with health insurance reform. That’s why we’ve launched a new online resource — WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck — to help you separate fact from fiction and share the truth about health insurance reform. Here's a few of the reality check videos you can find on the site:
CEA Chair Christina Romer details how health insurance reform will impact small businesses.
Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes tackles a nasty rumor about euthanasia and clearly describes how reform helps families.
Matt Flavin, the White House's Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy, clears the air about Veteran's benefits.
Kavita Patel, M.D., a doctor serving in the White House's Office of Public Engagement, explains that health care rationing is happening right now and how reform gives control back to patients and doctors.
Bob Kocher, M.D., a doctor serving on the National Economic Council, debunks the myth that health insurance reform will be financed by cutting Medicare benefits. There's more information and a number of online tools you can use to spread the truth among your family, friends and other social networks. Take a look: We knew going into this effort that accomplishing comprehensive health insurance reform wasn't going to be easy. Achieving real change never is. The entrenched interests that benefit from the status quo always use their influence in Washington to try and keep things just as they are. But don't be misled. We know the status quo is unsustainable. If we do nothing, millions more Americans will be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions, or see their coverage suddenly dropped if they become seriously ill. Out-of-pocket expenses will continue to soar, and more and more families and businesses will be forced to deal with health insurance costs they can’t afford. That's the reality. Americans deserve better. You deserve a health care system that works as well for you as it does for the status quo; one you can depend on — that won't deny you coverage when you need it most or charge you crippling out-of-pocket co-pays. Health insurance reform means guaranteeing the health care security and stability you deserve. President Barack Obama promised he'd bring change to Washington and fix our broken, unsustainable health insurance system. You can help deliver that change. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck, get the facts and spread the truth. The stakes are just too high to do nothing. Thank you, David David Axelrod Senior Advisor to the President
This email was sent to littleguyusa@factsforreality.net

Factcheck.org has an analysis of the validity of the claims about the healthcare reform


A copy of one version of the bill is available for download

The 1017 page PDF is linked at frwebgate.access.gpo.gov

Stanford's Hoover has an essay questioning the image of the current system being promoted to sell the new program


Sunday, August 9, 2009


Our decisions should include a review of our our forefather's thoughts including admonitions http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/federalist.html

Four charts follow which allow you to vary some things such as state or other variables depending upon the chart and see our country's parameters which a partial indicator of its fiscal health"

1. Historic Federal Deficit


2. Local Government Spending As Percent Of GDP


3. State Spending As Percent Of GDP


4. Federal Government Spending As Percent Of GDP


If the essay, Ten reasons why America’s health care system is in better condition than you might suppose. By Scott W. Atlas.


which discusses the following list of points:

1. Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers.

2. Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians.
3. Americans have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries.
4. Americans have better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians.
5. Lower-income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians.
6. Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the United Kingdom. 7. People in countries with more government control of health care are highly dissatisfied and believe reform is needed.
8. Americans are more satisfied with the care they receive than Canadians.
9. Americans have better access to important new technologies such as medical imaging than do patients in Canada or Britain.
10. Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations.
is accurate, a major revamp of the system would be unwise.

There are several less dramatic and potentially disruptive changes that can be implemented in an attempt to improve what we currently have in place.

1. Work with Massachusetts and/or Tennessee who have problems with a government healthcare program to experiment on smaller scale
2. Solve the problems with MediCare/MediCaid to establish a better system which can be scaled up once it is accomplished
3. Implement tort reform to help lower the errors & omissions exposure and unnecessary work to avoid exposure
4. Streamline paperwork requirements to maintain the compliance requirements, but reduce the percentage of a medical professional's time required for compliance instead of patient care
5. Protect medical professional's ability to be rewarded in return for their commitment of time and money to become a medical professional or give them incentives. A heavily regulated medical profession will discourage people from going into the medical profession and lower the ratio of professionals to patients.
6. Allow people to shop for health insurance nationally so that competition creates a better market for the consumer
7. Keep the government out of the competition so that the competative market is not skewed by an entity supported by tax dollars rather than performance.

One of the biggest mistakes which I have seen over the past years is our failure to look at fiscal policies of a state like California which has very good public employee benefits and whose policies are heavily influenced by unions. I concede that there are a lot of variables, but the high percentage of public spending is what the federal government is now increasing and that, along with government spending as a percentage of GDP are two critical indicators of the health of our nation. The nation is not identical to California, but some of the policies affecting those ratios seem like they would be modeled by California.

Tom McClintock warned California long before the current crisis about the impending problems, but no one wanted to do what was necessary at a cost to them. There is a serious issue with private enterprise and government in that they will sacrifice the long term good to look good in the short term and that can create devastating long term results.


McClintock wrote on June 9, 2009, "Today, California faces a paradox: despite record levels of spending and borrowing, it can no longer produce a decent road system, educate its children, or lock up its prisoners. Those who blame the recession for California’s budget crisis profoundly misunderstand the nature of that crisis. Even before California’s revenue began to shrink, the state government was running a chronic $10 billion deficit and piling up unprecedented debt. The recession is merely the catalyst; the underlying cause is rampant mismanagement of the state’s resources. California spends $43,000 to house a prisoner while many states spend just half that. California spends over $11,000 per pupil, but only a fraction of that ever reaches the classroom. California has one of the most expensive welfare systems in the country and yet one of the worst records of moving people off welfare. "

I like “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” -- Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand - Encourage private enterprise and competition without tainting the market with to much government interference and reward success. I cannot believe that collected tax revenue would increase dramatically and it would be from non-public burden jobs.

We would do well to move slowly after a clear definition of reality and analysis of the information rather than moving incredibly fast with a huge volume of unread changes to the way our system functions. I suspect the Trilateral Commission comprised of Politicians, Big Business men and Union Management know more about how some of the changes develop than they would like us to know. Our country is in the shape it is in because the attitude has been, "He may be a crook, but he is my crook." That feels good only until we experience what we currently have and we are sliding over the world economic cliff to a lower position on the ranking of economic powers. The parameters above are what determine the price we pay to borrow money in the international market and the effect of paying borrowing with additional borrowing is like paying credit cards with draws on other credit cards.