Wednesday, August 05, 2009

"Facts Are Stubborn Things" - 5 things I don't like about the Obama Administration

Every day I promise myself not to write about Politics, and every day something new comes up that I just can't ignore. Until, eventually, I find myself writing about another Political subject. The only thing I can do now is to combine them into one great Mega-Blog (similar to BlogMeat) and let it rip.

So, here are the "5 things I don't like about the Obama Administration

#1: Squealing on Your Neighbor:

The White House - Blog Post
- Facts Are Stubborn Things

The White House recently 'encouraged citizens' to report friends and neighbors who say something "fishy" about Obama-Care.


Isn't this the land of the First Amendment? Remember "Freedom of Speech"? Does this sound like Nazi Germany? (Remember "BusHitler"?)

If people do turn in Bloggers, Email addresses, friends, neighbors, family ... what is Obama going to do with it? Is he going to invite Anti-Obama citizens to the white house for a beer and a chat? Why does the President of the United States, the most powerful person in the world, need to closely monitor -- for example -- Internet Chat? Is he that insecure? Or is he that controlling.

#2: ObamaCare

I've talked about this before. Perhaps the best "Quote Of The Day" is:
"Do you want us to believe that a Government that can't even run a 'Cash for Clunkers' program us going to run one seventh of our U.S. Economy?"
(Note that this is presented under the Democratic National Party proposition that "Town Hall Meetings Are 'manufactured'". This proposition appears to be intended to undermine the verisimilitude of Private Citizens who are willing to stand up to powerful Democratic politicians in a public venue.

#3: Cash For Clunkers
Last weekend ... the first week of the 'Cash for Clunkers' program (which promised to give the consumer up to $4500 toward the purchase of a new car by trading in a fuel-inneficient 'old car') was allocated one billion dollars. The program ran through the first billion in one week. Then they voted another TWO BILLION DOLLARS to continue the program for an unspecified period of time.

On Saturday, I listened to a radio program called "MoneyTalks". It features Economists discussing the day-to-day American Economy. (I would include the URL, but I cant' be sure I have the right program in my search.)

The segment that I heard featured a New Car Dealer who was trying to deal with the new federal laws regarding the "Cash For Clunkers" program.

His point was that he had to get RID of the clunkers, and also to be REIMBURSED by the Federal Government for those clunkers he had accepted as trade (usually at a greatly enhanced price, far above their resale value.)

According to the caller, the whole point of the program was to get the 'Clunkers' off the road. The accepted solution was to send the Clunkers to a junk yard which would crush/smash said Clunkers into a Rubiks Cube of indefinable junk metal.

Unfortunately, according to the Caller, there are "over 400 pages" of Federal Regulations. The junk yard owners in his area were unwilling or unable to interpret the regulations concerning the rendering of "Clunkers" to "Scrap Metal", and therefore he could not even give the "Clunkers" to a scrapyard.

Ultimately, the dealer was forced to accumulate these Clunkers, and daily acquire even more Clunkers (by Federal Law), but until he could dispose of them ... he could not petition for re-imbursement from the Federal Government.

We have heard stories of Dealers who were cycling Clunkers rapidly, and making money off the deal. But I certainly haven't heard a dealer say that he was NOT LOSING MONEY from the "Cash For Clunkers" program. Either before or after it ran out of money.

And by the way, even if the "Cash For Clunkers" program was working, why are we paying for it? Has anyone here voted to spend his taxes on this P.O.S. initiative?

#4: Big Brother Programs: ObamaCare
August 4, 2009: Hitler Jugend reincarnated

"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to"
The "disinformation" is being defined by the Obama Administration. Essentially, anyone who speaks out about the ObamaCare bill is "Fishy", and should be Reported to the Authorities.

But this isn't about the "Squeal On Your Neighbors" program, its about the National Health Care Bill

We should all be concerned about a bill which is being rammed down the throats of Congress without allowing the congress-persons to even read the bill, let along assimilate the meaning of the various sections of the bill. We already know that it is being pushed by the Obama Administration to be voted on "quickly" (see Senator Arlen Specter's speach being interrupted by the attendees at a Town Hall meeting when he advocates that the bill should be passed "Quickly".)

I have notified my (Democratic) Representative, and my (Democratic) Senator that I would prefer they not vote in favor of any bill which they have not read, fully understand, agree that the measures proposed meet with thefull support of their constituents, and that they not vote along "Party Lines" unless they are certain that the bill would improve the lot of their constituents.

None of my representatives, of course, have replied to my letters. That's okay, I didn't vote for them anyway, and if this P.O.S. bill passes I won't vote for them again.

#5: The Big Lie (Town Hall anger "Manufactured")
The thing that really pisses me off is that we, the "Little People", are finally speaking out in direct dialogue with our political representatives .... and the Democratic Party is spinnin this as "Manufactured Debate".

That is to say, the Vested Interests (Drug Manufactureres, and Medical Community Lobbyists) are influencing what we, "The Little People", say in response to ObamaCare.

This is just the lowest, cut-throat Political Spin-Meistering I can conceive of. Th

The idea that private citizens who are confronting their elective representives in a Town Hall setting because Corporate vested interests have somehow got to them is not only insulting and demeaning, it's downright libelous. But because it is political speach, the scare-mongerers are protected by the First Amendment.

This is the point at which private citizens need to rise up, declare their independence, and excoriate the Democratic Party and the Obama Administration for their underhanded, shady political tactics.

They have been doing that to us for years, and if we don't start hoisting them on their own petards we will find ourselves encumbered with a Regency and so-called "Social Programs" whic not only don't work, but discrimate against the Poor, the Sick, the Lame and the Old.

Interpretation: If Obama can't convince you to change your vote to support him, he can (between the federal law to make all of your personal information made available to the Government, and his Socialist Agenda of "Redistribution of Wealth") tie you up in strings until you are unable to function as an independent Citizen.


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