Obama Thinks You Are Stupid

In a speech at a Fire Station in Roanoke VA, Obama said that you can’t achieve success on your own.

If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.

“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”

Sounds a lot like Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren, a liberal candidate for the US Senate in Massachusetts, in August 2011 when she said: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.

Click Me Injun Giver

Unbelievable!  Does Obama really think that businesses didn’t become successful without working hard and being smart?  Does Obama really believe that you will accept this example of the Socialist Marxist Collectivist Communist Big Government rhetoric that Obama and people like him believe in?

Apparently so!  Or more to the point, what Obama is saying is that the government made you successful and that you have to share your success with everyone else.  This is why Obama is running around with more of the Class Warfare campaign message.

So your success is because you stole it from someone else.  It is pure redistributionist talk.  Suppose you were in college and someone wanted to redistribute your grade point average GPA.

So those students with good grades should share their GPA with those that didn’t earn it?  Listen to how students justify and compare that taxes are not the same thing.  How is that not different?  You’ve been successful in your studies and made a 4.0 GPA and now you have to share your points with others that didn’t work as hard.  Compare that to taxes; you have a business that is successful and you’ve made over $250,000 in income to grow and continue your business.  Now the government wants to tax your success at a higher rate and redistribute your money to those that aren’t that successful.

When the problem isn’t taxation, it’s spending.  After 3 and ½ years of malfeasance management of the economy, Obama is still blaming President George Bush.  Obama now claims that your success is not yours and that someone else contributed to your success.  You know what that means, you’ve got to give your hard earned money to whomever the government feels deserves it.

What’s my motivation?  Where’s the desire to go create a business and be successful?  If the government (Obama Regime) is not going to allow me to keep my money, then why should I work?

It’s very apparent that Obama wants to rewrite the U.S. Constitution from the Declaration of Independence to Dependence.  A European Socialist, cradle to grave, nanny state government.  We all know how well Europe is doing economically right?

I believe this has been Obama’s plan all along.  His vision of “Hope and Change” is to fundamentally transform America into a welfare nation.  The regime has been issuing more Food Stamps (EBT) than any other administration before.

Because the United States is and has been the most successful nation in the world, Obama believes that success was at the expense of other nations.  If anyone hasn’t noticed yet, but Obama has been redistributing American wealth to other countries, even to our enemies.

You can call the Obama regime the greatest outsourcing administration in American history.  Let’s take a brief look at this regime’s accomplishments:

Brazil got 2 billion dollars to drill oil for us.  Columbia got 2 billion dollars to refine the oil for us.  Fisker got $500 million sent to Finland to build electric cars.  $91 million went to a Texas wind farm that got their windmills from Mitsubishi — a Japanese company.   Jobs that Obama outsourced!  Read more here!

Obama the Outsourcer in Chief!  Then there’s the Solar panel companies that received billions of dollars that have all either gone bankrupt or moved their operations to Mexico and China.  All of it was taxpayer’s dollars that went overseas to employ non-Americans.  The success of Obama’s program has been creating jobs in other countries, but not here in the U.S.  The purpose of the stimulus was to stimulate other economies, just not ours.

Now the Obama regime wants to raise taxes on the “wealthy” people.  Wealthy means anyone making over $250,000.   With Obamacare now deemed a tax by the Supreme Court, taxes on everyone will be going up, not just the wealthy.  In those Obamacare taxes are some of the cruelest forms of punishment.  For example, parents of disabled children using Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) will be capped at $2,500, it is currently unlimited.  There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.  Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education.

Full List Of Obamacare Taxes Here!

Obama thinks you are stupid.  That you’ll believe this nonsense that without government, you will not be able to care for yourself, your healthcare and your future.  The government wants to control how you spend your money, so much so that they will tax it out of you by hook and by crook.  How much is enough?

 

 

 

 What’s For Dinner?

 

 

 Stir Fry Chicken Chow Fun

 

 

REPEAL OBAMACARE

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Your Money’s Worth

Democratic Rep. John Mizuno of Oahu introduced what amounts to an asinine bill requiring Internet Service Providers (ISP) to save for two years the Domain addresses and Internet Protocol addresses of “everyone” in the State of Hawai’i.  Creating a virtual dossier on every resident in the State that uses the internet.  In other words, the government tracking everywhere you go on the Internet.

Under the guise of “privacy protection”, H.B. 2288, this unnecessary regulation could lead to gross violations of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizures.  The bill does not contain any privacy protections to restrict what ISP providers can do with the information they gather.  They can sell the information to advertisers and the legislation doesn’t prevent law enforcement from getting a warrant before obtaining the data.  This is a clear violation of Fourth Amendment protections and privacy protections.

This isn’t the only attempt by law makers to place restrictions on the Internet.  Recent legislation in Congress to restrict freedom of speech was stopped after a huge public outcry.  The Legislation known as SOPA (Stop Online Pirating Act) was pulled after it was learned that the bill would amount to nothing more than internet censorship.  The bill was intended to stop copyright infringements and to protect Intellectual Property (IP) from being stolen, but the broadness of the legislation went beyond just protecting copyrighted material on the internet.  It went further to requiring ISP providers to monitor customer internet traffic.   Effectively spying on where ever you went on the internet.

The implications into heavy-handed government restrictions meant certain websites could be shutdown by just the suspicion, or accusation by anyone claiming internet piracy.  Just the suspicion of copyright infringement would require the ISP provider to use deep packet inspection to block web sites using IP (Internet Protocol) Blocking.  It would force the ISP providers to intercept and analyze customers’ Web traffic.  The question is, do we want the Web providers policing the internet?

That’s not to say there isn’t piracy on the internet.  Off Shore piracy by countries like China are openly stealing Intellectual Property such as Hollywood movies and Software programs.  I was in Malaysia recently and saw this first hand.  There are stores that sell copied software and movies onto CDROM’s and sold outright in large Malls and shopping centers.  When the police arrive at these stores, the pirate vendors, simply move the racks of pirated items out of view until the police leave.  Then it’s business as usual.  Most software vendors encrypt their products with an encoded key to prevent illegal pirating.

But from a larger point of view, why should broadly worded laws be enacted that restricts those that wish to keep their Intellectual Property open and free to the public domain?  Why do we want to add a layer of bureaucracy onto the cost of already expensive internet services?  Why do we allow legislators to write lousy laws that result in restrictions in Free Speech and Free Access to the World Wide Web?

Speaking of poorly written laws, Obama signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which is an international treaty agreement that permits foreign countries and companies to demand Web providers to remove Web content in the United States without legal review.  The Treaty has not been ratified by the Congress.  However, that hasn’t stopped the Marxist in Chief from stepping around Congress.  In what was a blatantly illegal move, Obama declared the Treaty an “executive agreement” and thereby bypassing Congressional approval.  This law is worse than SOPA and its partner law PIPA.  The scope and broadness would effectively stifle free speech on the web.  For example, suppose a website reported on the intolerance of certain a nations’ political or religious discrimination, it could be blocked from publishing that content.  That’s exactly what happened to “Bare Naked Islam” on blog hosting website WordPress, the host of this blog.  When the organization known as CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), an organization with ties to Islamic Terrorist groups, accused the website of spreading hate speech, WordPress then shut them down citing a violation of terms of service.  Granted this decision by WordPress to silence “Bare Naked Islam” wasn’t related to any existing legislation, but it represents a pattern of political correctness that internet providers, hosting sites and users are facing in the wake of attacks on Freedom of Speech.  The ISP providers see this coming and are preparing for the worse.

That is the real problem with rotton legislation like the one being proposed in the Hawai’I legislature. As in Hawai’i, there seems to be a lack of “Checks and Balances” with legislation written by all government entities.   This seems to be a systemic problem with all levels of government, from Congress, to State and local entities.  It’s not just either a Democrat or Republican problem.  SOPA’s data retention proposal was written and sponsored by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas).  Rep. John Mizuno’s legislation takes data retention to a whole new level of privacy intrusion.  Besides not being well thought-out, the consequences of how such legislation would not only hurt free speech, but it would severely damage commerce on the Internet.  This is not what the Founders had in mind when they designed the Republic.

Voter apathy must end if we are ever to see an end to this creeping socialism!  The voting public needs to be more involved in the legislative process at all levels; from the PTA to Presidential elections, to electing the Dog catcher.  The public should demand greater accountability from those in our employ.  We are taxpayers, and they are elected by “us’, the taxpayers!  They are paid by “us”, the taxpayers.

We should get our money’s worth, don’tcha think?  When voters do get involved, this is what happens.  Read Here!

 

 

What’s For Dinner?

 

Grilled Ono Filets with Saute’ Vegetables over Rice and Home made Cheese Bread

 

 

The Green Toilet

Ever since Obama took office, spending by the Regime and the Socialist Democrats has gone into overdrive.  There is no sign the communist democrats in congress are willing to stop bankrupting this country.  Now, the regime has launched its minions to create a “distraction” and blame republicans in the House.  Using the same mantra of accusing republicans of doing nothing.   How can this be when the socialist democrats own the senate and the presidency?  It’s a lie!

Notice how Nazi Piglosi continues to blame George Bush!  After almost 4 years of socialist mismanagement by the democrats, they are going to pass off their failures onto republicans.  Are you buying this crap?  The republicans own one third, of one half of congress.  The democrats own the Senate and are sitting on Republican Jobs Bills that Prince Harry Reid will not bring to the floor.

The democrats trot out their caucus to spread lies and deception to the American people.  Republicans have several jobs bills already submitted, why haven’t we heard about them?  This is what really bugs me about the GOP; they won’t defend themselves against these attacks.  However, this morning on Fox News with Chris Wallace questioned Debbie Wassamatterwitherhair Schultz and the squirming to the burning question of policy mismanagement went on blame overload.

Solyndra was but one of many Green companies that the Regime pumped billions of tax payers monies into.  They have either failed, or have left the country for China.  Obama, along with GE’s Jeff Immelt joked about it.  They though it was funny that “shovel ready” wasn’t “shovel ready” as they expected.

But the fun doesn’t end here, there’s more!  The Obama regime’s track record of picking winners and losers is wasting taxpayer’s monies.  Is this responsible government and are the republicans at fault?

The ugly politics continues at General Motors. The Chevy Volt continues to costs taxpayers huge amounts of money while offering little in return. Cronies that are politically connected at companies like Fisker, Tesla and GE benefit as well as wealthy purchasers of the vehicles who receive $7,500 supplied by taxpayers who are average Americans that can not afford the car, much less the subsidies. All the while supporters of the vehicle imply that the Volt is benefiting society in some great way (with no substantiation) and is worth the billions of dollars purloined from taxpayers. And if you don’t like it, prepare to be attacked.

Billions of taxpayer dollars were recklessly spent in green projects that have benefited unions and Obama’s rich fat-cat campaign donor friends.  The bond holders and the American taxpayers are losing money over these bad investments.  The government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers.  The Soviet communists tried and failed to build an industrial complex equal to the United States.  Obama is following in the same failed steps as the former Soviet Union.

The failed Range Fuels wood-to-ethanol factory in southeastern Georgia that sucked up $65 million in federal and state tax dollars was sold Tuesday for pennies on the dollar to another bio-fuel maker with equally grand plans to transform the alternative energy world.

Not only is the Obama Regime wasting money in failed green technologies at taxpayer expense, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put heavy handed regulations on businesses.

The EPA, along with major environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and others, have engaged for decades in a massive propaganda effort to convince Americans they are imperiled by the nation’s air and water. It is a lie. As the author of “Regulators Gone Wild”, Rich Trzupeck notes, “Though our world is actually cleaner than ever, most Americans are convinced it is dirtier.”

It is this propaganda that the Socialist Democrats have been pushing on the American people.  The lies and deceptions are what the socialist are planning for Obama’s reelection campaign.  Because Obama cannot run on his record of accomplishments, they will resort to blaming Bush, blaming republicans and the American people.  Remember Obama said Americans were lazy.

Corruption by the Shovel Full

Remember when Joe “BiteMe” Biden touted John Corzine as the advice counselor on the economy?

Everyone has heard about Corzine’s company MF Global going bankrupt, and they illegally mingled customer’s cash in with their bad European investments.  They lost billions!  Yet, there’s O’l Joe Biden telling the American public to “trust me”!  But that wasn’t the first time O’l Joe called on Corzine, and this time, John Corzine crafted the plan for the economy.  Listen to this!

Rewards for such patriotism doesn’t go unnoticed, at least you can get a mansion in France with all that money Corzine….um, misplaced?!?!

Vanity Fair reports on Corzine’s personal life as well, saying that on October 15, two weeks before MF Global filed for bankruptcy, Corzine and his wife, Sharon Elghanayan, were at a birthday party in Paris talking about a château they were about to buy in the South of France.

Usually, the “tip of the iceberg” is what follows with such ironic hypocrisy.   How much more corruption is floating around the Obama regime that we just haven’t heard yet?  Ladies and Gentlemen this is your Socialist Democrat party.  A vote for them is a dollar removed from your wallet!  Or maybe more!

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What’s For Dinner

 

Chicken Vegetable Stir Fry over Chow Fun Noodles

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Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice implies that an injustice has been done.

While the Obumble’s regime continues to stumble into one political scandal after another, the quiet destruction of our economy is being systematically carried out by the EPA.  I like to think of the Environmental Protection Agency as the Employment Prevention Agency.

This regime that refuses to prosecute real criminals, has selectively decided that there are environmental victims that now need justice.  Who are these victims of such evil environmental segregation?  Consider this statement from an EPA senior adviser:

“Far too often, and for far too long, low-income, minority and tribal communities have lived in the shadows of some of the worst pollution, holding back progress in the places where they raise their families and grow their businesses,” said Lisa F. Garcia, senior advisor to the EPA Administrator for Environmental Justice. “Today’s release of Plan EJ 2014 underscores Administrator Jackson’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that all communities have access to clean air, water and land, and that all Americans have a voice in this environmental conversation.”

Plan EJ 2014 is EPA’s strategy to meet the mandate of Executive Order 12898, “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations,” which states that each federal agency, with the law as its guide, should make environmental justice part of its mission.

Executive Order 12898 was issued on February 11, 1994 by then President Bill Clinton.  You can read the whole text of that Executive Order here.  The Environmental Justice movement came about in the 1980’s, and the EPA created the Office of Environmental Justice (Offices of Administration and Resources Management) in 1992.  Originally named the Office of Environmental Equity, the purpose of the department was to integrate Environmental Justice concerns with the EPA’s existing programs.

However, Plan EJ 2014 states in the following goals:

  • Protect health in communities over-burdened by pollution
  • Empower communities to take action to improve their health and environment
  • Establish partnerships with local, state, tribal and federal organizations to achieve healthy and sustainable communities.

The EPA calls Plan EJ 2014 a strategy for integration of Environmental Justice into the EPA’s day to day activities and that this is not an regulation or rule.  Yet.  In 2014, the EPA will issue an “assessment” of its progress in implementing the goals of Plan EJ 2014.  A report will be issued detailing the accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and next steps in enforcing environmental justice.

How does this redefine the EPA’s authority?  Other than issuing environment grants to various groups, does this grant the EPA more power to regulate and apply rules?  Who are these people, the low income, minority and tribal communities, that the EPA considers living in the shadows of the worst pollution in America?  Where are these places in America that are holding up progress?

Remember in 2009, the EPA declared dust a pollutant.  In particular, coarse particulate matter.

In its opinion yesterday, the court upheld EPA’s rule for farm dust, saying that the industry petitioners “mistakenly equated an absence of certainty about dangerousness with the existence of certainty about safety.”

While the judges acknowledged that evidence about the dangers of rural dust is “inconclusive,” they said that the agency was not required to wait for conclusive results before regulating a pollutant believed to pose a significant risk to public health.

This is significant because it sets the precedent for the EPA to further regulate just about any industry, business and home without any evidence, reason or need.  The agency doesn’t have to wait for studies and research to declare anything it wanted as a pollutant.  Such as CO2.

EPA’s endangerment finding covers emissions of six key greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride – that have been the subject of scrutiny and intense analysis for decades by scientists in the United States and around the world.

By declaring Carbon Dioxide as a pollutant, the EPA has chosen to endorse junk science.  Not only is Carbon Dioxide a naturally producing gas, it is also a necessary gas for life on this planet.  How does the EPA regulate CO2?  What will it cost and who will the rules affect?

The EPA has been issuing, quietly, rules as a part of the Obama regime’s policy on Cap and Trade.  What the regime couldn’t do by legislation, they’ve been doing by Executive Order Fiat.  Even though the regime had to delay implementing several of own regulations:

For the second time in four months the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that they will again delay the release of their much anticipated global warming regulations.

Only after the regime realized that its EPA regulations would cause major power grid interruptions in order for power companies to comply with the rules.  During peak time in the summer and winter when demand for electricity is high, power plants would have to redirect power causing rolling blackouts.  Not only would that cause great public hardship, it could also cause emergency first responders from performing public safety duties.  It would cause an interruption of businesses causing millions of dollars of lost revenue.  It could actually put people’s lives in danger.

 

Caveat Emptor

 

Another important issue is the money trail.  While the EPA is doling out million dollars in grants, who will be auditing how and where the money is being spent?  Who will be held accountable?

Due to its ambiguous definition, the amount of money distributed for environmental justice is difficult to track.

Many of these justice grants, however, have been issued through Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which started in 1994 and has awarded more than $21 million in funding to 1,200 local organizations for environmental justice. In 2010, the Obama administration distributed $1.9 million, more than another year in over a decade.

At the beginning of this year, the EPA awarded another $7 million to “scientists around the country,” as part of the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) research grants program, to study how pollution affects “poor and underserved communities.”

The Environmental Protection Agency should be renamed to the Employment Prevention Agency, because the Obama regime’s track record on green job creation hasn’t been very good.  All those green-jobs that were to be created by taxpayer loans are failing.  These green companies are going out of business and the government is losing billions of taxpayer dollars in bad investments.

Solyndra, the solar panel company whose highly publicized failure and consequent investigation by federal authorities has flashed across headlines recently, isn’t the only business to go belly up after benefiting from a piece of the $800 billion economic stimulus package passed in 2009. 

At least four other companies have received stimulus funding only to later file for bankruptcy, and two of those were working on alternative energy.

Environmental Justice implies that an injustice has been done.  The EPA has made a claim that people who are low income, minorities and tribal, are being discriminated against by polluters.  Are there examples of such discrimination?  Which low income, minority and tribal groups are affected by this charge by the EPA?  This country has some of the most stringent environmental law in the world.  Clean water and clean air has never been better.  So who are the unfortunate ones?

In this Fox Business News video by John Stossel entitled “Freeloaders”, shows the difference between Indian tribes that accept government money, and those that use the capitalist free-market system.  Clearly, those that employ limited government enjoy a higher standard of life.  Could it be that government programs, grants and rules interfere with the health of the community?  Could it be that the government is the source the pollution segregation?

As a part of Obumbles plan to redistribute wealth, and the EPA’s pattern of waste and fraud, the regime has obviously identified some group it considers victims of Environmental Segregation.  If this is so, then who are the perpetrators?  Who is the target of the EPA’s wrath?

 

 

 

What’s For Snacks?

 

Home Made Banana Bread

 

 

 

 

 

EO13575 & UN A21

 

‘A’ole ike pono i na mea e lawelawe  ‘ia ana – Not clearly seeing what’s going on

 

It began quietly, not everyone saw it coming.  The periphery of liberty was fading.  Our basic human rights as defined in the Constitution were being taken away and no one saw it coming.  Some did, some raised the alarms, but the vast majority of us didn’t.  It came when we were distracted by other issues of the day.  What the buzz was all about.  While preoccupied with the minutia of a loud mouth congressman indiscretion with sexting pictures of himself, Obama issued executive order 13575.

What is executive order 13575?  Watch this video to learn how this effects you.

On June 9, 2011, President Obama issued a sweeping executive order for a White House Rural Council that purports to exert broad municpal powers over the food, fiber, and energy production of Rural American. Where’s the Line, America to how much power the president can amass by executive order?

 

Look at all the agencies involved in this executive order and ask yourself, why do you need all this bureaucracy?  (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall also include the heads of the following executive branch departments, agencies, and offices:

(1) the Department of the Treasury;
(2) the Department of Defense;
(3) the Department of Justice;
(4) the Department of the Interior;
(5) the Department of Commerce;
(6) the Department of Labor;
(7) the Department of Health and Human Services;
(8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(9) the Department of Transportation;
(10) the Department of Energy;
(11) the Department of Education;
(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(13) the Department of Homeland Security;
(14) the Environmental Protection Agency;
(15) the Federal Communications Commission;
(16) the Office of Management and Budget;
(17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
(18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy;
(19) the Council of Economic Advisers;
(20) the Domestic Policy Council;
(21) the National Economic Council;
(22) the Small Business Administration;
(23) the Council on Environmental Quality;
(24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs;
(25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate.
(b) A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council functions of the member, a senior-level official who is part of the member’s department, agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government.
(c) The Department of Agriculture shall provide funding and administrative support for the Council to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.
(d) The Council shall coordinate its policy development through the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council.

 

What’s eerie about this executive order is that it similar to the United Nations Agenda 21.  It is preceded by Clinton’s 1993 creation: President’s Council on Sustainable Development.  Sustainable development as defined is the cornerstone of UN Agenda 21 which mandates for theft of property by the government from the individual property owner.  Basically, if you, the land owner, are not using your property to the governments liking, then the government has the power to seize and confiscate private property and give it away to someone else.  That’s why they need all those agencies in this executive order.  For example, if one agency cannot remove you from your private property for breaking some bogus rule violation, there are dozens of other agencies to attack you.  So everything from national security to global warming could be used against you to unlawfully confiscate your property.

So what is UN Agenda 21 and how is this related to EO13575?  Watch this video.

 

It sounds like something out of Nazi Germany.  Notice the flowery names; Sustainable, Renewable, Global Development, with the implementation of this policy, is essentially surrendering our liberties to a collective government.  It’s communism, plain and simple.  It takes the liberties of the individual and gives that to the state.  With a stroke of a pen, Obama has brought us closer to this evil agenda.

Steps to implement this social engineering into a socialist Marxist state are already happening.  Notice that these are not Laws, but regulations by government agencies.  The first part in this executive order is to restrict farmers by restricting what crops they can grow, and what fertilizers and pesticides they can use.  California has already started this by preventing water to flow into the central valley.  By reasoning that a small fish is more important that growing food for human consumption and growing the economy, the government with its agencies have put people out of business.

This is not new news though; it has been going on for quite awhile.  Stealthily chipping at the foundations of the Constitution has been the agenda by the socialist democrats for years.  The idea that a centralized government control has always been the end goal for the socialists.  They manufactured the housing crisis by forcing the banks to give home loans to people that couldn’t afford it.  So now we have all these homes either in foreclosure, or at risk of foreclosure, and since one of the goals of Agenda 21 is to eliminate private property, what better way for the government to aid homeowners but to become their landlords?

The Obama administration may turn thousands of government-owned foreclosures into rental properties to help boost falling home prices.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Wednesday it is seeking input from investors on how to rent homes owned by government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration.

At the end of last month, the government owned roughly 248,000 foreclosed homes, officials said. About 70,000 of those are listed for sale. But officials expect the number of foreclosures to soar in the coming months.

Many foreclosures have been stalled so attorneys general and federal regulators can investigate whether lenders cut corners and improperly handled thousands of cases. Once a settlement is finalized, foreclosures are expected to pick up again and further depress home prices.

Converting the homes into rentals may reduce “credit losses and help stabilize neighborhoods and home values,” said Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie.

So, if your landlord doesn’t like your politics, they can find a way to evict you, but that’s the whole point, isn’t it?

 

What’s For Dinner?

Barramundi en Papillote

 

 

 

All Your Posts Are Belong To Us.

The government wants your internet.  They call it “Net Neutrality“.  The FCC is making a move to regulate the Internet.  Let’s take a look at how the government, with all its wisdom, will regulate what we all take for granted.

We are from the Government, and we’re here to help

The most frightening words ever spoken.  Making the Internet a Public Utility make not be the best decision in the Public’s interests.  However, there are those that think the government should regulate everything.  Including the Internet.

Begun, This ISP War Has

Indeed, Comcast has deliberately choked access to the Internet and Cable Broadcasts.  Comcast, has been a monopoly in areas of the country where cable access is the only option to consumers.  Comcast has gouged its customers, forcing their customers to pay more in order for the consumer to get the programming they desire.  Comcast behavior is criminal, and there should be laws to protect consumers from being raked over the economic coals to feed Comcast appetite for money.  This is Greed, that deprives.  This is destroying freedom.  This is corporate Greed that should be prohibited.  This is Greed that limits content to bundles of programming neither wanted nor desired.

Don’t get me wrong, I love greed.  But not at the expense of depriving others freedoms.  There should be no limits to the content, speed and access to any place on the World Wide Web, Torrent Videos, Video Hosting, Websites, File Sharing, or any other free, and unfettered connections to electronic media.  Greed is Good, when it doesn’t deprive.

Does this mean the government should step in and regulate the industry, regulate the Internet.  NO!

That would be the worst possible scenario.  The worst possible, or projected sequence of events, ever to be imagined.  Having the government come in and tell you how your access to the Internet shall be, and what it will cost you.

For example, when we were Comcast customers, we had to pay extra to get access to cable news, movie channels, and in return we got a host of other cable channels that we did not want or cared for.  Comcast’s response, you want the channel, you gatta pay for all the other crap we give you.  Why couldn’t I pick the channels I wanted, À la carte?  I voted with my wallet and went to DishTV, and now I got the content I wanted, and at a price I wanted.

No, the government neither should regulate the Internet, nor should it decide what the content of the Internet should be.  That is for the Free Market to decide.  Companies like Comcast should not be allowed to regulate the content, speed, and access to the Internet either.  The government should encourage the growth of Private companies to compete against companies like Comcast to provide better access to the Internet.  That, is true Net Neutrality.

What’s For Dinner?

REPEAL OBAMACARE

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