Wednesday, April 6, 2016

'...the rest of us paid for.'

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea — God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." Elizabeth Warren Quote

The rest of us paid for?! The rest of us includes the job creators and the very people that start businesses and build factories, this includes the mom and pop businesses who are doing their best to play by the rules. They all paid taxes as well! Their work never ends, long hours into the night, worrying how they will pay for payroll. If they are successful, they deserve to be held up as examples for us all. The more they are successful, the more jobs they create, the more they are able to raise the wages of their employees. In turn, this all creates more tax revenue. It is a disgrace that a U.S. Senator is using this flawed argument to stir up class envy, to stir up people against one another. A disgrace she is using this as justification for the central planners to come and confiscate more and more from the job creators, thus killing more and more jobs, resulting in less tax revenue. Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg! Sorry, this is just nonsense.

Now if she were talking about charity that would be great. I happen to know she is not. Money helps more when given to charity then punitive taxes to government. They are poor stewards of the people’s money after all, with all the waste, fraud, corruption, debt and economic ignorance. And we are supposed to thank the small-minded politician for letting us keep some of our hard earned money?

Government cannot replace charity. The more government takes, the slower the economy gets, the less money people are able to donate to charity, with less tax revenue generated. The more money the people have, the more the economy grows, the more money people are able to donate to charity, with more tax revenue to government.

"Would that an overbearing tax burden was our only misfortune. Underneath what on the surface may seem like sarcasm is dismay and genuine sadness for those who are about to lose the opportunities they once had to become the tax overburdened elect. Indeed, the reality that those already struggling for the advancement of their employees be overtaxed to the point where they and their employees lose that opportunity as well." Kristokoff circa 2012

In response to this quote from Senator Warren that I saw on Facebook the other day.

Elizabeth Warren's Quote

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 Republican Primaries, Late March: To Those Who Think Hillary is a Better Choice

Trump does not hold public office. He has not broken the public's trust like the dishonest and corrupt Hillary Clinton, Obama and many politicians. He has not hurt millions and even billions of people. Hillary’s and Obama's foreign policy has helped destabilize the middle-east even more than it was. The "Arab spring" turned into an Islamic terrorist spring. They destabilized Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq creating a void that was and is being filled by ISIS. Thankfully in Egypt, el-Sisi wrested control from the Muslim Brotherhood, saving that country. By the way, the Obama administration supported the Brotherhood. The refugee crisis is hurting millions of people, not to mention the terrorist attacks in Europe. In Benghazi, Libya an ambassador and three other people were killed. Not only did Hillary and the Obama administration lie directly to the American people but Hillary lied directly to the families of the victims of the Benghazi attacks. Do you know what the Obama administration was doing in Benghazi? They were sending weapons through Turkey to the anti-Assad rebels in Syria. Many of those weapons ended up arming ISIS!

Look at the millions of people being hurt by Obama's economic policies, oppressive regulations, enslaving national debt, the heavy cloud of uncertainty imposed by Obamanomics, and Obamacare, not to mention the lies told to America to get Obamacare passed. It is so bad our government is actively hurting the American people. Every group that supports the Democrat party is falling behind except Wall Street and Hollywood. After eight years of Obama, is the economy resilient enough to withstand the next crisis, which could happen at any moment? The economy is stagnant. There is sky-high unemployment among minorities especially African-Americans. Median income is down. Income inequality is up. The "middle-class" is being destroyed. A record number of people are out of work. Low wage and part-time jobs are available but not as many high paying career jobs. A record number of people receive government assistance. There are more small businesses going out of business than being started. This is unheard of during a recovery or good economic times. And then there is the government mandated minimum wage. The liberal progressive left is waging war against the people of this country. Their latest salvo is raising the minimum wage. Raising the government mandated minimum wage will destroy jobs and shutter businesses. The result will be an effective zero percent minimum wage. This will be the last nail in the coffin of the U.S. economy. Hillary, and Bernie Sanders, will continue this devastation. It is all about her "progressive" agenda rather than solving problems. Like Obama, she simply does not understand economics and refuses to change her policies when said policies hurt the people she is sworn to protect. The fundamental transformation of America will continue under Hillary, accelerated by the freedoms lost because of her Supreme Court Justice picks. If confirmed it will take decades to change, meanwhile the Constitution will be trampled on and the people will be oppressed. They are already trying to take legal action against those that do not believe in their climate change theory. They are also fining and jailing people because of their religious beliefs. And do not forget her many other scandals, including the FBI investigation. We all have good reason for frustration and justified anger at all the dishonest and corrupt politicians. Chief among them should be those directly responsible, Obama, Hillary and all those that voted for Obama administration policies in congress. Yes, Hillary Clinton who is not only running for office again, but is seeking the highest office of the land.

The anti-Trump are helping Trump get the nomination. Trump has not been hurt by anti-Trump negativity, he has been helped by it. The only way for the people to stop Trump from being nominated is and perhaps was to support another candidate.

It would be immoral to vote for someone like Hillary Clinton, whose policies are responsible for hurting millions. Also, we must not forget about the Supreme Court vacancy(ies). Trump is all over the place. What will he do? Because he has been on both sides on various issues you have to take him at his word that he is who he says he is on issues now. That is kind of hard to do. I for one, want someone who will help America not just blow up the process. I do not want someone in office who will tear everything down just because I am mad at Washington. I am not that selfish. Millions of people are hurting; I want them helped. We need people that will solve problems and heal the country after the last eight years, and certainly not someone that will just continue the hurt. That being said, unfortunately and sadly, the lessor of two evils in a general election between Hillary and Trump or Bernie and Trump would be Trump. Of course, this is within our two-party system. In our two-party system, a third-party vote usually means helping the candidate you would absolutely never vote for.

If someone just cannot stomach voting for either candidate, on the down ticket, just make sure to vote for the most conservative or libertarian candidates all the way down to the local level, especially Congressional candidates. This, in the next best effort to stop the progressive agenda. But realize that the corrupt establishment ruling class is okay with you not voting. It helps them. If you want to change things, you must exercise your voting privilege. It will take time, but we must change things from within. Vote for people who will follow the Constitution and please stop voting for well-known dishonest, corrupt politicians, especially incumbents! That is the number one reason things never change, but rather get worse. The difference is, we are fighting to change that, the left embraces it. That is what the Tea Party movement is all about. To elect people to clean out the corruption and dishonesty in the Republican party. To elect good people who will follow the Constitution. Having leftists in office like Hillary, Bernie or Obama is a giant step in the wrong direction.

Where has/is all the opposition to those that are currently running the country? They are the ones with the destructive policies. All this anti-Trump and anti-Cruz anger and energy should be used to stop Obama, Hillary and Bernie. Obama's destructive policies have done more to damage this country than any of the Republicans running for office would do. This country is under assault by the left.

I do understand why people do not support Trump but I also understand why others do. Americans, Democrats and Republicans, are tired and frustrated at Democrat and Republican politicians not making things better. They think an outsider, a businessman will do a better job. They think they have nothing to lose. Trump is not politically correct. He just says what is on his mind. This can be refreshing. When he "makes a mistake", it is okay because he is not a polished politician. They think this is refreshing as well. Republicans were given a majority in Congress to stop Obama from finishing his agenda. An agenda that is hurting the American people. Not only did they not stop him, in many cases, they seem to be going along with his agenda. The progressives are governing against the will of the people.

The candidates running for President on the Republican side would be superior to Hillary, Bernie or Obama.

The only way to save this country and help as many people as possible is to get back to the Constitution, limited government and a free market economy.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

2016 Republican Primaries, Early March: To Those Who Think Bernie is a Better Choice

Why have so many people lost their minds this election cycle? How could anyone vote for someone who will hurt so many people? That would be immoral. It does not matter how honest they are, when their agenda will hurt so many. History and economics clearly teach us this. How could a voter vote for the person that will hurt said voter? "Yes, we lost everything in the depression, including our freedom and many people to suicide, but at least we voted for someone who was honest!?!!" #feelthebern

Big government with the ensuing oppressive regulations ensure big business and big corporations exist at the expense of innovative small to medium sized businesses and thus competition. Bernie would just finish off the remaining businesses except for a few mega-corporations that are cronies of the ruling class. Bye-bye middle class, bye- bye opportunity for all.

Today's un-democratic democratic party will never let Bernie be the nominee. They are the party of wall-street and cronyism after all, they would never let that happen. Now if Bernie could be convinced to run third-party, that would be great!

Why do you feel this way about Trump? Where did the anger and dislike come from? Did you come about it on your own? Or were you manipulated into feeling this way? Have you been manipulated by the media narrative about Trump? The visceral "dislike" of a candidate just does not make sense to me. I have always supported other candidates over Trump and I do not agree with him on some things, but I refuse to invest in anger at someone without talking to them and talking to people who know them. Without listening to everything they say, not just the short clips and media discussions about those clips. I refuse to fall prey to the agenda of the media, academia and the political class, to be manipulated by the narrative they push every day. Basically, if everyone in the media is pushing a narrative in lockstep then I do not buy into it. I try not to become part of the ignorant group-think in our popular culture. This includes "political correctness". I am naturally suspicious of group-think because we are all different and there is something inherently wrong when everyone thinks the same way. It is actually bigoted to think that everyone of a certain race, gender or group should all think the same way. I do my best to go around the group-think and find out things for myself. My anger must be justified. We must not give in to fear or hatred. We must not meet violence with violence.

If all the anti-Trump rally around Bernie, Trump will likely be the nominee. If all the anti-Trump rally around, say Cruz, then Trump will not be the nominee. So if you really think Trump is that bad? Everyone else, continue supporting the candidates of your choice.

It is never a good idea to vote against a candidate, you will end up with the candidate you do not like. Not voting for your first choice candidate because they 'can't win' is a self-fulfilling prophecy. They will obviously lose even if they could or would have won.

Those against Trump, the anti-Trump, the #neverTrump will not stop Trump. You are not doing anything to stop Trump, and in fact you are helping him. For those that are serious about stopping Trump, there is only one way. You must pick the one last candidate that has a chance, Ted Cruz. Support, volunteer, do all you can to push him to the nomination. Vote in the primaries. Get off your butt and do something. Be positive, stop the negative anti-Trump stuff and your goal will be achieved. If you insist on the negativity, #neverHillary should be your rallying cry.