We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Random Thoughts on Obama's SOTU Speech

If Congress approved all the Obama Tax Increase, would he then bring down spending in line with tax revenue?  Cause taking 30% of millionare's income won't get you $1.6 Trillion.....

Does giving everyone a "fair shot" mean that the Government stops using tax payer money to make loans, grants and loan guarantees to "favored" companies?

Does anybody know what Warren Buffet actually pays his secretary?

Shouldn't the Government pay it's "fair share" by only accepting a pay and benefit scale equal to the mean private sector employee?

Why not promote a tax on all net worth over $10 million?  Then Buffet's secretary would (probably) not pay any more and Buffet would pay billions in taxes ....wouldn't that make him happy?

Shouldn't all government employees be forced to buy their Health Insurance on an exchange run by DC?

In 22 months businesses created over $3 million jobs...ok but you also ran up $5 trillion in debt over the same period, so the cost per job has been $333,330 per job.  You think that's a good ROI?

Does he not know that Capital Gains come from money invested with after tax income?

GM is back on top?  Not by market cap...Toyota $116B, $Volkswagon $56B, $Ford 49B, GM $39B  and GM still owes me some money!

If we're doing so well drilling our own oil, then why are gas prices double since 2008?

Why does he keep reminding us he's wealthy?

Does it really make sense to threaten to punish existing businesses for lowering their costs instead of creating an environment for new businesses to come and grow here?

We have to fund his new construction projects?  What happened to all the stimulus money?

I'd be happy to build consensus around "common sense ideas" if he actually had any....

He calls his plan the "Blueprint for An America Built to Last," .....Mao had a blueprint, Stalin had a blueprint, Reagan had a vision.......

Bottom line, more government, more taxes, more central planning by the same people that got us where we are today.....this economic system only worked on "The West Wing"

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dr. King was a Man of God

To say that the Reverends Wright, Sharpton and Jackson are men of God is to say that Bill Maher is a man of Faith. 

On a day when so many Black leaders will be standing up in front of large audiences and putting words in Dr. King's mouth, I wonder what he would be actually thinking today if he saw the current state of the movement he led.

 The most public and notable leaders Sharpton and Jackson, turned the movement into nothing more than a protection racket; extorting money from various business entities under the threat of being called racist or "a discriminator".  With great regularity they fail to keep Commandments #8 and #9 while calling on their followers to openly and brazenly break Commandment #10.  These are not leaders who seek to lift their people up to greater achievement but must in fact keep their people suppressed in a vicious cycle of poverty, chaos and hatred in order to continue to line their own pockets. 

Reverend Wrights weekly venom has been widely publicized and needs not be repeated here.  It is enough to note that a true man of God, would never utter these words or promote the hatred and envy he does to a people in need of real hope and direction.  The longer someone harbors thoughts of hatred and resentment for his or her situation, the lower the chances of that situation ever changing for the better.

Dr. King was a good shepherd.  He had a vision for his flock that they could live in peace and prosper in a country that was founded on the premise that all men were created and endowed by their creator with inalienable rights. His speeches were filled ideas of equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, not hate-filled damnation, entitlement and revenge. 

His enemies hated him, not because he was pointing fingers at them and spewing vicious rhetoric, but because he held up a mirror to the oppressors and showed them what they really were.  He did not seek revenge, he sought understanding, repentance and forgiveness so that future generations of American citizens would have this all behind them.  Like Moses, John the Baptist and Jesus he knew that he was on the side of righteousness and that with God, he could change the course of Man.

Of all the people who were taken from us too soon, Dr. Kings death was the most tragic in my lifetime, because the void he left has been filled with purveyor's of corruption, hatred and despair and his flock still wanders the desert.

May God Bless Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and those who today still share his dream.