Here it come folks GRA (Government Retirement Accounts).

The President has “tipped his mitt” and totally “flipped” his lid. His new government(tax payer)backed retirement program (MyRA) will leave the poor “saps” he claims to be looking out for, with even less disposable income if they fall for this lie. MyRA is no kind of retirement plan, it simply takes after tax dollars and uses them to buy treasury notes that only currently pay 1.47% interest. We already have a mandatory retirement plan Social Security(unless you are a sitting elected Representative for the people)that we are forced to contribute straight from our paycheck. The combined forced deductions for Social Security and Medicare are 7.65% and your employer is forced to match that amount. Social Security is in trouble, between the unemployment and waste(using the Social Security Trust Fund to fund pet projects)the money will simply run out. To prevent “money exhaustion” the Government will simply ask the lower-income crowd to simply and voluntarily give them more under the pretense of planning for their retirement. If they can’t get enough participation in their latest scheme, they will simply pass a law or through Executive Order mandating employers to offer matching IRAs. Then will come a plea, for all Americans to contact their elected representatives and demand equality in retirement for all Americans. After all, no one wants un-equality or the elderly and vulnerable to suffer. Then will come the ultimate goal of this Socialist regime that has been installed in Washington D.C., Government Retirement Accounts. Just think, everything you have worked and saved for, all your life, will be seized to fund a Government sponsored fund in the name of equality and fairness. I don’t know about you but, I didn’t eat a lot of soup just so someone else could have steak and potatoes. I ate a lot of soup when I was younger, so I could have steak and potatoes whenever I wanted.
Problem is, the Government has been in charge of Social Security since the beginning, and now is heading towards insolvency. If the Government can’t even demonstrate competency with that task, how can you expect or even trust them to over see another retirement system? And just which of our “trustworthy and honest” Government agencies will oversee this new system, that is doomed to fail? They will do the same as they always have done, they will lie, cheat and steal. A Government Retirement Account could be a new and powerful weapon to use against any perceived enemies, just like the IRS. After all then the Government would be able to set the programs retirement age and amount of monthly payments friends get more earlier, enemies get less later. Maybe, a new Government department should be created to oversee the program, The Department of Equality and Fairness. That would create a new cabinet level position and another chance to nominate another person that probably cheated on their taxes.
Why is it that everything needs a “comprehensive” reform but Social Security? Could it be that all the money is missing? If the Social Security Administration was audited and the books opened to scrutiny, what would be found? If all of the money is “missing” how could it be replaced? The answer is simple, seize all private retirement accounts(it just takes an Executive Order) before the disclosure, and to hide that crime move the money around playing a shell game until another crisis or scandal(real or made-up)could distract the people. If all of the money is still there, why all the noise and fear mongering?
The Politicians and economists claim that people aren’t saving because they don’t have enough money to save. To this I say “Bovine Feces”. People don’t save because they have never learned the value of a dollar. They are only following the example that you set. When I Make my weekly trip to town for groceries I am appalled at the numbers of people(large people)standing in line with the EBT and SNAP cards, talking on the latest smart phone, purchasing better quality food with tax payer dollars than my family can eat. Some people will stand in line for hours or even days, to purchase the newest video game console, video game or smart phone(they always have money for these)but can never have a dime to save.
This is for the Politicians. You have taught them well, they have never learned to be responsible, just live for today and never worry about tomorrow and budgets, we don’t need budgets. The next time you go to your home district just look around, what you see is your legacy. You have done America a great disservice by your service. You have cast upon this Nation a generation, and in some cases generations, of citizens with no sense of self-reliance that are totally dependent on Government assistance for every aspect of their daily lives. Next comes the Government planning for their retirement and life afterwards. When will you tend to the affairs as spelled out in the constitution and quit meddling in the daily lives of the responsible Americans? Maybe if you would set a better example and became good stewards of this Nation, then maybe, just maybe the dependent would be independent. The truly needy do need help, the lazy do not.
In my home everyone knows the value of a dollar, and to insure no waste, a name is attached to every dollar and it is treated as a friend. No one worth their “salt” will squander a friendship.
But, if you really want to learn about equality and fairness do the following. Research your home district or state, see what the pay is in your hometown highest to lowest, pick the middle number, take that much money with you and try living on it. Don’t forget to save some for retirement. Sure hope you like soup.

Realist or Visionary? Left or Right? Democrat or Republican? Why all the labels? Part 2

The Politicians, News Media and Political Activists have devised a way to take away our individualism. They simply label us either Left, Liberal, Right, Conservative, Democrat, Republican and so forth, once everyone has been labeled they become easier to sort, categorize, inventory and control. Individualism, self-reliance and self-determination are no longer recognized or tolerated by our political system. For instance, a Democrat is not allowed to be pro-life, likewise a Republican is not allowed to be pro-choice, if you do not toe the party line you can not play, and the party will not support you. That is unless, your base is not the majority and you need a little help to get elected. After the election you can just switch back, and switch back come the next election cycle. The majority of the politicians have lost sight of their core values and just move along with the herd. The Political Parties and the Politicians have no idea of their beginnings, and just like reading a map if you don’t know where you came from, you don’t knowing where you are going.
The Democratic Party evolved from the Anti-Federalist and the Democratic-Republican Parties. They favored a strict interpretation of the Constitution to restrict the powers of the Federal Government and emphasized States rights.
The Republican Party evolved from the Democratic-Republican Party. They favored business, financial and some agricultural interests and a restricted role of Government in economic life.
Somehow, over time these two political parties corrupted and perverted themselves into what they are now. Both of them have grown the Government to a point that it is in every aspect of every ones life, with no end in sight. No matter what they say or promise they will not stop or even slow the growth of the “monster” until it has consumed everything. They will not return America to the citizens. They will not give up the power they have stolen. They both have inflated opinions of their worth claiming to know better what is good for us than we do ourselves. Here is a simple test for you, it will prove how great and special you really are. Get a glass of water, stick your finger in and then pull it out, if there is a hole where your finger was then you are truly special.
The State and Local Politicians are no better, they carry on the tradition of stealing, lying and cheating. They have even resorted to class warfare lately. They have not been responsible with the property tax money, sales tax or any other fees and taxes that have been imposed on the citizens, without their consent. Now, the “monster” needs more, the more will come in the form of increased property taxes, punishing those that have caught the American Dream. Claiming more money is needed for the schools, it seems that whenever more needs to be “stolen” everyone is concerned for the children. If taxes and rate hikes keep coming, the children will starve just so the taxes can be paid to keep a roof over their precious little heads.
Conservative And Liberal are only ideals based on principles(I only wish they truly had some). The Conservative Politicians are only conservative with their stuff(money), the Liberal Politicians are only liberal with the stuff(money)of others.
Left and Right are the extremes of both ranging from Capitalism to Nazism. When all else fails these words are used, with the occasional word Fanatic thrown in.
It has all become this way due to the Government becoming so Divisive. The Government can ill afford for the people to get together discuss and solve their own problems, if we could do that, we wouldn’t need them and their power over the people would vanish. The Founding Fathers did just that, without a Government they sat down and put on paper the founding documents of America. Just imagine all those different opinions and beliefs, yet they still worked that all out without the help of Government. For the Politicians to remain in power they must keep us divided, and they will use any means available.
Now everyone is a victim of some imaginary act or injustice. Nothing In America can now be worked out without the ever intrusive “Big Brother”. Government with its replicating social programs is using the treasure of America to bring forth a new generation of people who are neither self-reliant or self-sufficient. Who ever can lay claim to this new generation will have a grateful and endless supply of votes, at least until the money runs out. This group will be labeled the “Moochers” and their numbers will grow with every new social program and “comprehensive reform” of all of the failed programs meant to bring social fairness. There was, even in my lifetime, a time when the community came to the aid of people in need. People were given a hand up not a hand out, and the one that received help would be the first to offer assistance the next time help was needed.
Now, as I am always willing to help, I will save you some time and label myself(wouldn’t want to be miss labeled). Here goes:
Realist, Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Constitution, Conservative(in the truest meaning of the word),self-reliant, For a smaller and less intrusive government and in case I missed anything this should remove any doubt in your mind as to who I am and what I stand for period. The greatest pieces of literature are as follows; 1.The Holy Bible(King James Version, words written in red)2. The Constitution of The United States 3.The Declaration of Independence 4.The Declaration of Arms 5. Common Sense 6.The American Crisis.

Realist or Visionary? Left or Right? Democrat or Republican? Why all of the labels? Part 1

The Country, and quite possibly, the World in which we live is in constant peril of destruction by suicide, either by our own hands or allowing others to help us “walk towards the light”. The Visionary side leads to a Utopian society. The only problem is that Utopia does not exist. Utopia is a scheme, existing only in the imagination and can not be achieved. A Realist side leads to the acceptance of facts, rejecting of anything impractical or visionary.
On Terrorism:
The Visionary, believes that it stems from poverty and un-equality in the world. The Visionary spends their day wondering why don’t they like us(America). Then, somehow they reach this conclusion, we(America) have so much and they have so little. If we just give them more money, build more schools, roads and improve their standard of living they will come to love us and the world will be at peace.
The Realist, believes it stems from laziness, after all it is easier to destroy than to build. After all Osama bin Laden was no poor man by any stretch of the imagination. We(America)have so much because we got up off our butts and set a course to prosperity. If money is given to them, they will only buy more guns and equipment to continue their struggle against prosperity and doesn’t care why they don’t like us(America).
On Gun Control:
The Visionary, believes we(America)need to curb gun violence. They want to enact more laws to keep the children safe. They are in favor of registering all guns and gun owners. They are in favor of making and enforcing “gun free zones” and then posting them as such. The more extreme want to do away with the Second Amendment to The Constitution, have all weapons turned in or confiscated. They will then want all that are non-compliant arrested and thrown prison. The Only problem with this, the criminal element did not follow the law in the first place. What makes you think they will follow the next one? The law abiding citizens are not the problem.
The Realist, believes(knows) guns are not violent. This is a fact, you can load any gun to its fullest capacity, cock(if it is so designed)and then lay it on a desk,table or where ever and it will lay there until the end of time and never commit a violent act. If you don’t believe me , give it a try. A gun, simply is not capable of violence. For a gun to become violent, it takes a person to pull the trigger. What better target than a posted “gun free zone”? Registration leads to confiscation. Confiscation leads to tyranny. The Second Amendment is what guarantees that you will have any rights at all. If you do not believe this, then you do not read or believe in history, and deserve to have it revisited on your Utopian butt.
On the Death Penalty:
The Visionary believes, it is un-necessary, because in a Utopian world there is no crime and all is peaceful.
The Realist believes, We are a nation of laws because we are a good and decent society, but, there are unlawful acts committed upon good and law abiding citizens. If you take another persons life in an unlawful manner, you forfeit your right to life. At the latest successful execution there seemed to be some concern for the pain that may or may not have been felt by the condemned. So what, the condemned had no feeling for the pain his victim felt. The death penalty would be a more effective deterrent if it were visited upon the condemned in a more timely manner. If it helps the Liberals, they can think of it as a “late term” abortion.
On Education:
The Visionary believes, and now unfortunately teaches that are no winners or losers, everyone is equal. The “playing field ” must be level, everyone must have an equal chance.
The Realist believes, everyone has a chance and a choice, you win or lose, by your efforts and merits. You only get what you earn, not by what you or someone else thinks you deserve. You do not deserve what a person, through effort and struggle has earned and is truly entitled to.
If I must be Labeled something I choose “Realist”. To borrow a line from the past, “Let these Truths be Self-Evident”. I will not be Disarmed, I will not be Intimidated and I will not be a Victim. Walk toward the light if you must. I will not join you, but I do wish you god speed and happy trails.

You have got to be kidding!!!!!

The “empty suit” we have for a President says “The NSA is vital to National Security”. The NSA will continue to monitor, but, the Telecommunications Companies will join in the effort to “curb abuses”. What is this man so afraid of? Why does he use the NSA to spy on our(what few we have left) allies? Could it be that he fears being upstaged by an ally taking an action that he refuses to? He even had the nerve to drag Paul Revere’s name into his shameful program.
Now, onto why I’m Here today.
Easing the sanctions on Iran is “now” probably the most disastrous foreign policy decision he has made. But, at least this will get the rest of his poor decisions and actions out of the light(perhaps, this is by design). The Iranian government has no fear of us. They have already tested our National and Military resolve in 1979 by seizing our Embassy and holding our people for 444 days. Then it was President Jimmy Carter, he tried only once militarily to rescue the hostages. He didn’t want to risk any “collateral damage” and used the wrong aircraft and put them in an untenable situation. But, with that half-hearted effort he could say “I tried”. Then he started negotiating with terrorists, a process that continues to this day. Now, President Obama thinks he and Secretary of State Kerry can negotiate with a corrupt and overbearing Regime(guess it takes one to know one). With a 6 month period to ensure that Iran is playing by the rules(they wanted)and then to negotiate a final solution.
Could you imagine a President in 1944 wanting to be “politically correct” and not wanting to cause any “collateral damage”? We were at war, and our Nation and Military took the fight to them with a “vengeance”. War is supposed to be Brutal, Ugly and Decisive. We do not declare “War” on anyone anymore, the new sanitized term is “A Use of Force Resolution”. Why is it we don’t declare “War” anymore? The answer is simple “money”. The Geneva Convention spells out the rules of War. Civilians are prohibited from participating, if they are caught(notice I did not say captured)on the Battlefield they are summarily executed. Go to Europe and ask any surviving Partisan Fighter. Another interesting fact, the pilots ferrying military aircraft in World War 2(men and women)were in uniform, even the Merchant Marine were uniformed. Now, we “capture” terrorists on the field of battle and give them protections under the Geneva Convention even though they wear no uniform(another requirement) and have actively participated in operations wounding or killing our military men and women and sabotage(planting roadside bombs). The current Administration has even tried some in the judicial system, where they were afforded Constitutional safeguards. Since the founding of the United Nations, we have not declared War, we have had Police Actions, Use of Force Resolutions and any other “politically correct” or “sanitized” term they could dream up. There are many civilians actively participating in Afghanistan as we speak and they are paid more than our Military personnel.
We abandoned Iraq because our President and his pompous Cabinet could not even negotiate a Status Of Forces Agreement(SOFA). The same fate awaits Afghanistan, we already have a withdrawal date. Disengaging from the enemy and pulling out of a fight before victory is achieved is an admission that your policy and resolve are weak. The word “negotiate” is starting to “tick” me off. This country wields great power(at least it used to), when you negotiate with any one you have just given up the upper hand. Basically, the current Administration’s Foreign Policy strategy is non-existent, and is only appeasing and emboldening our enemies. America will probably survive a continued bumbling foreign policy(or lack thereof). But, only if Iran doesn’t go nuclear, Egypt continues holding off the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria holds out against every terrorist group that has joined the fight and the rest of the Middle East doesn’t self destruct. And lets not forget about Africa. The Middle East might now have a different and better landscape now, if President Carter had acted with a stronger response demonstrating a stronger National resolve.
President Obama had his chance too. When the Iranian students were demonstrating and rioting our Government did nothing and stood by while they were crushed. Iran was weak(financially)and the regime could have been toppled(guess this was during the Arab Winter, and we were not available until spring). Then came Egypt, Mubarak was no saint, but he kept the Muslim Brotherhood at bay. Not to mention he was an ally of ours and a friend of Israel. Then came Libya, Who we had no quarrel with. Obama used our military might to bomb the country and topple Qaddafi. Then Low and Behold the Brotherhood showed up. This brought us to Benghazi, and the death of 4 Americans. The Syrian civil war was raging along splendidly, then Obama drew a red line in the sand. If Assad used chemical weapons, the U.S. would act. It was okay to shoot as many of them as possible, just don’t “gas” them. Chemical weapons were deployed, Obama threatened to act, but wanted approval from Congress, Obama drew his red line without the approval of Congress. The list of Foreign Policy failures continues and I am sure it will only get longer. Now, on to Senator John McCain, this dim wit says “I know who the good guys are”. News for you Senator,all of them are terrorists, they are there to get some experience and waiting for someone like you to give them some cool “toys”. One day I fear, in the near future our brave men and women in the military will have to face the same terrorists using our weapons and tactics(after all we are them training to fight like us).I can only hope that, that fight is on foreign soil and not here. Then you go and stick your nose in the affairs of the former U.S.S.R. Why is it that the politicians are so eager to meddle in other countries political processes, yet will use every Government agency here at home to terrorize or intimidate the good citizens of America? While you politicians in Washington were contemplating arming terrorist groups with fully automatic weapons. State and local politicians were seeking and passing laws restricting personal firearms and magazines of Law Abiding Citizens of America.
Another interesting fact, under the Geneva Convention, only “military ball”(full metal jacket) ammunition can be used on the battlefield. Why is it that our Federal Government bought up so much “hollow point” ammunition? Again I ask, What are these people afraid of? After all “hollow points” can not be used on the battlefield.
One last point, about the President being upstaged. It was Canada that got our people out of Iran, that were not taken hostage at the Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Shame on Jimmy Carter.

More Non-Sense

The President, will today announce sweeping changes for the NSA. This is utter non-sense. If he can order changes, then he is aware of what they are collecting. The IRS, a Government agency(the one everyone fears) was used as a political weapon to attack conservative groups. What, is to say that this corrupt administration has not used the NSA as a weapon against his perceived foes? This is The United States of America, not some third world Banana Republic, where the Dictator uses his pen to make-up and change laws for his convenience or at his will. Our elected Congress does not have the intestinal fortitude to stop the President from disregarding the Constitution. Thus, Congress is complicit in his actions. It seems he can just order a change to laws(that have been passed by congress, signed by him and upheld by the Supreme Court) because he did not know or was not aware of problems with the roll-out of his pet legislation. This once great nation is slowly sliding into oblivion. Our only hope is that come Election Day the Electorate will correct the error that has been made and inflicted on America. But, as I pointed out above, the NSA has been collecting a lot of information about the citizens of America, and would be an effective weapon to use against opponents.
Now the President says “I have my pen and a phone”. The Speaker says “We have the Constitution”. News for you Mr. Speaker, he has used his pen a lot. When did you use the Constitution to stop him? If he were to sign an Executive Order nullifying the Constitution and declaring himself President for life, what would you do?
There was a time when men(not politicians) went to Washington for America, now politicians(not men) go for themselves and take(steal) whatever they can. How can so many public officials amass so much material wealth and risk nothing. What ever happened to “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”?. I guess that was a time when America was more important than politicians and their own agenda. When a politician is elected to office, they are done so, by a free choosing electorate and are well compensated for their services. Why, is it that they feel compelled to win re-election by “buying votes”? How will you win re-election when you have taken all there is from those of us who do pay taxes, and there is nothing left to give away? The office they hold is an Honor, and should be honored to serve. I have the utmost respect for the office, but the person holding that office must earn my Respect.
Speaking of compensation, have politicians earned theirs. As I pointed out you risk nothing. The men and women of our Armed Forces earn every penny. They risk it All everyday, whether training or in combat. Yet, they are insulted by a 1% raise. A friend said “they balanced the budget on the backs of our Military and Veterans”. My response was “No they didn’t, they balanced the budget on the backs of the smallest voting block”. Only 7% of the citizens have served in the Military and only 1.3% serve now. Considering 47% of Americans pay no income tax, of that most get back more than they pay in(I find this part most confusing. If I buy an item and then return it, I only get exactly what I paid for it). So 53% pay for 100% of everything, 47% pay for nothing and get everything, 1.3%(7% if you count all the veterans)safeguard the Freedom of 100%. Are the Military members justly compensated for their service?. I must say NO! When a Service Member RE-UPS, he or she has to sign a contract for a specific length of service and swears or affirms to up-hold the Constitution of The United States Of America. This all done willingly knowing the dangers that will be faced. Politicians, will you accept the same Compensation you so generously provide our Military, or will you continue to live your lavish lifestyle, enact laws that you do not have to live under and give away(if appropriate,and if not steal)the treasure(taxes paid by hard working Americans)of America.
Now, Normally I do not use profanity, but in my heyday as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army I could “cuss” for 10 minutes and never use the same word twice. I would enjoy the chance to discuss my views with any of you. This all you get for free.
Proud to have served and you can Kiss My BUTT!!!!!!!!

What’s next????

The U.S. Senate is debating an extension of unemployment benefits. I guess 99 weeks isn’t enough. I understand that times are hard, but we keep electing the same people and expecting different results.

Amnesty is next. If the government can’t ease the regulations to let businesses grow to employ Americans, how pray tell will all the new “citizens” ever find work? Could this be a scheme by the Democrats to buy votes and therefore never give up power?

The country of Iraq is about to fall into the hands of al-Qaeda, and Dear Leader employed a hands-off approach to dealing with that. He’s giving them drones and missiles. This country expended the lives of young men and women and vast sums treasure to save that “poor country”. Why did we try to make them a free people? They didn’t want to be free. If they had, they would have done as the Colonists did here in America. But, alas, the majority of the peoples in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya live in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and are not ready for Freedom. We didn’t get fed up with Great Britain until The eighteenth century. Those unfortunate souls have another 400 to 500 years of oppression to contend with. When they have finally gotten to where we were, then they will want freedom, but Freedom comes with a heavy price.

The heavy price to be paid for Freedom is Responsibility and Accountability.

 

 

Wake up!!!

2013 is finally over and gives us a chance to reclaim and return this great Nation to what the Founding Fathers intended. What we need to do is simple. This is only the beginning.

1. Vote. I do not mean voting yourself more money from the treasury. Nowhere in the Constitution are you entitled to anything I or any one else has worked for. The very people that are giving you other people’s earnings are only enslaving you, and creating a culture of dependence. All you are entitled to is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit( meaning you must get up and catch it) of happiness.
2. Accountability. I do not mean blaming others for your station in life. This is America. The only limits placed on you, are the ones you place on yourself. If you do not like your current position, reach down, and pull yourself up by your boot laces.
3.Take care of your own. I do not mean father as many offspring as you can, father as many as YOU can support.
4. Read and understand The Constitution the first 10 Amendments (you know the Bill of Rights) and the rest of them (11 through 27 ).
5. Read Common Sense by Thomas Paine.

2013 was a poor year in American History. The failure of Obama Care, millions of healthcare insurance policies (most of which are family policies, and those Clowns in Washington, D.C. claim to care about children)are being cancelled. The non-stop scandals of the Obama administration. A President that could not care less about the plight of the American citizens, and could not be truthful and would not know the truth if it bit him on his butt.
All that is wrong now is the fault of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. The blame for this lies at the feet of the voters. People constantly scream for term limits. We already have term limits it is called Election Day. We have the chance this year to right the wrong that has become America, tough choices have to be made. Do not complain about other peoples elected representatives until you look at yours. Educate yourself and remember that the radio talk shows and the non-news portions of the news channels are only infotainment. Study the issues, vote your core values and hold the politicians accountable. My representative was one big mistake and must be fired, if his replacement is no better the same fate awaits. Freedom and Liberty are at stake in this Country. In short you have a choice. Choose right and America wins. Choose wrong and you will live in a country according to the rules laid upon you by a Tyrannical Government (rules they are exempt from following), and your children and grandchildren will never know The America that was.
This is my first attempt at a Blog. I finally had enough of the lies and political correctness. Enough is enough.
Freedom is not free.
GOD Bless America