Obama Sees Private Industry As The Enemy

This is somewhat old news, but since it took me a little while to get the citation for it, I figured I’d post it here for convenience. Reportedly from chapter 7 of Barack Obama’s book “Dreams of my Fathers”, he says (emphasis is mine):

“… I decided to find more conventional work for a year, to pay off my student loans and maybe even save a little bit. I would need the money later, I told myself. Organizers didn’t make any money; their poverty was proof of their integrity.

Eventually a consulting house to multinational corporations agreed to hire me as a research assistant. Like a spy behind enemy lines, I arrived every day at my mid-Manhattan office and sat at my computer terminal, checking the Reuters machine that blinked bright emerald messages from across the globe.”

Hmm. Perhaps that’s why much of what he does to “help” the economy has been proven in the past to hurt the economy. If he were to cut taxes and get out of the way, he’d see Americans fixing the problems he’s complaining about and promising to fix. But if he did that, he’d be helping the “enemy” right? It appears to me that we have an enemy of the private sector in the white house claiming to want to help his enemy and then providing anything but help. It all makes sense now.

Proven:Government Spending Does Not Stimulate the Economy

A January 5th 2010 article from heritage.org explains that government spending has been shown over the past decades to be incapable of stimulating the economy.  Unfortunately, we’ve had to endure repeated failed trials of this government spending theory instead of just using common sense that for every dollar you inject into the economy, you had to extract it from somewhere else or place the burden on future generations through borrowing.  And usually, the government trying it only counts the dollars spent and the jobs “created” while ignoring the jobs lost and the dollars confiscated.  Here’s an abstract of the article:

Abstract: Despite decades of repeated failure, President Obama and Congress continue to promote the myth that government can spend its way out of recession. Heritage Foundation economic policy expert Brian Riedl dispels the stimulus myth, lays out the evidence that government spending does not end recessions–and presents the evidence for what does end recessions. Hint: It’s not another “stimulus package.”

It’s kind of like pulling money out of the bottom of your piggy bank and then stuffing it back into the top and fooling yourself into believing that you just made a bunch of money.  Why is this so hard for some people?  Go read the article and enjoy some common sense.

Why Socialism Failed

Socialism Illustrated

Socialism Illustrated

In the spirit of Obama the Marxist winning and more and more democrats “coming out” as socialists now, I present this wonderful article entitled “Why Socialism Failed” by Mark J. Perry (blog), Ph.D. Professor of Finance and Business Economics, about why Socialism has failed in so many countries already. I think the practical reality of historical evidence is crucial in our day when it’s so easy to sell Socialism as a wonderful cure-all – in theory. (I also updated my Barack Obama and Global Warming articles if you’re interested.)

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On Socialism and Freedom

Socialism Illustrated

Socialism Illustrated

Introduction

With all of the bailouts, automotive and bank takeovers, health-care reform, and wealth redistribution going on under the Obama administration lately, Socialism has become a popular topic.  I oppose Socialism because: 1) It doesn’t achieve its most important stated goals, 2) it is immoral and unchristian, and 3) for a bunch of other reasons (to be explained below).  First, let’s define some terms and then we’ll get to the details. Continue reading

Marine Corp Veteran David William Hedrick destroys US Representative Brian Baird

A taste of bold justice. Finally. We need more calm powerful justice like this.

In case you haven’t heard about Brian Baird a Congressman from Washington State, he is the one who said those at townhalls expressing their concerns about ObamaCARE were exhibiting a “lynch mob mentality” and “close to Brownshirt tactics,” a reference to Nazi stormtroopers. David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that he was not going to be silent anymore. So, he let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. He was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, he quickly scratched what he wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that he borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before he spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy.” – source

Video Transcript:

BRIAN BAIRD: Yes, sir.

DAVID WILLIAM HEDRICK: My name is David, and I’m from Camas Washington.

BAIRD: Hi David.

HEDRICK: And uh, first of all I want to let everybody know since this is the thing tonight that I’m a marine corp vet. [applause]

BAIRD: Thank you David.

HEDRICK: And like you, I swore an oath to defend my constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. [applause] Now, I heard you say tonight about educating our children, indoctrinating our children, whatever you want to call it

BAIRD: I didn’t say indoctrinating.

HEDRICK: Stay away from my kids. [applause] I also heard you say that you’re gonna let us keep our health insurance. Well thank you! It’s not you’re right to decide whether or not I keep my current plan or not. That’s my decision. [applause] Now I’ve heard recently in the media that you and some other people on the national political stage call us brownshirts because we oppose…

BAIRD: No I did not. No I did not. What I said was, and I’ve apologized for it.

HEDRICK: Ok, well thanks for apologizing, but let, uh, I won’t speak to you then, I’ll speak to others. But I’ll remind you, a little history lesson, the Nazis were the national socialist party. They were leftist. They took over the finance. They took over the car industry. They took over healthcare in that country. If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a swastika, maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve on her own arm. [applause] Now what I want to know is, you’ve done a lot of things that violate your constitutional oath as you know. What I want to know is as a marine, as a disabled veteran that served this country, I have kept my oath. Do you ever intend to keep yours?

BAIRD: Yes I do.

The Content of Barack Obama’s Character

To quote Dr. Martin Luther King:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I heard that some people voted for (or against) Barack Obama simply because of his skin color. That’s obviously racist, shallow, and dangerous. Instead of looking at something as irrelevant as skin color, let’s take a look at the content of his character by looking at where he stands on issues. Please click on each link in the paragraphs below to get full articles about each topic. The text of each paragraph below is just a summary of the underlying information.

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