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Obamacare: AARP Was in Bed With Obama


Kimberly Strassel over at the Wall Street Journal has an interesting story that I think all senior citizens should pay attention to. Here is just a portion of what she has to say.

“Thanks to just-released emails from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we now know that AARP worked through 2009-10 as an extension of a Democratic White House, toiling daily to pass a health bill that slashes $716 billion from Medicare, strips seniors of choice, and sets the stage for rationing. We know that despite AARP’s awareness that its seniors overwhelmingly opposed the bill, the “nonpartisan membership organization” chose to serve the president’s agenda.

The 71 pages of emails show an AARP management taking orders from the White House, scripting the president’s talking points, working to keep its board “in line,” and pledging fealty to “the cause.” Seniors deserve to know all this, as AARP seeks to present itself as neutral in this presidential election.”
You can read the rest of it here

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Your Thoughts Become Your Destiny


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Who Do You Side With?


The County Election

I know it is a bit early to be thinking about who to vote for but thought I might give you some ideas to think about for the next few months. I have always been an advocate of voting for someone that you feel would make the best candidate for the office. I have never been an advocate of voting for someone just because you are against his opponent and the person you are voting for has the best chance of winning the election over him.

In order to vote for the best candidate for the office a person has to take a stance on all of the issues that the candidate must deal with and determine for himself how the best way of dealing with it. It is only then that you have the ability to cast an informed ballot. That, to me, is the most important part of the duty of electing someone into office.

Once this is accomplished then a person should study the position of each of the candidates so as to determine just how he proposes to handle each of the issues. It is only when this is done can a person enter into that voting booth and cast a ballot for the candidate that a person is in agreement with on the issues. In my opinion, to vote in any other manner is being hypocritical.

But regardless of who you are thinking of voting for I ran across a web site that might aid a person in making a more informed decision. It requires a few minutes of your time to determine where you stand on the issues but when finished it will use this to show you which of the candidates would carry out the duties of office in a manner that you would approve of. Of course this depends upon his keeping his word on his stance on the issues.

I think you’ll find this site informative and enlightening and you might find the results startling too. Anyways here is the link to the site.
Who Do You Side With?

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Grandpa and Arrogance


Foolish Thoughts?

Grandpa and some friends of his was just sitting in front of the barber shop discussing one of their favorite topics, politics. Grandpa was unusually quiet this day and mostly listened to the arguments of the other men. One of the men noticed this quietness and asked grandpa why he was being so quiet. Grandpa just smiled at the question, and in time quietly gave this response.

“Haven’t got much to say today but there is one thing that amuses me as I listen to others argue. Its the feeling that you get that everyone is cock sure that they are right and if you disagree with them then it is you that is the ignorant fool. Another area of discussion with this same effect is a discussion on religion.

There are times that I feel that some persons are afraid of revealing that they possess some ignorance. This is not to declare they will not admit to lacking in knowledge in a general sense. It is when you pin them down to specific topics that they reveal their arrogance and their unwillingness to admit ignorance. And I’ll admit that upon reflexion of some previous acts I find myself guilty of this arrogant attitude also.

I look upon this form of arrogance as a most basic character flaw and it is a flaw that I am constantly at battle with within myself. It is easy to believe that you are the source of all truth which is what the foundational basis of this flaw is and it is very hard to imagine that you be the source of falsehoods. This just indicates just how important the possession of truth is to each of us. Another possibility be that we consider the possession of ignorance as sign that we be fools and no one likes to see themselves as being a fool.

The problem with the above assumptions are the fact that if truth is all that important to us we would find no shame in having our ignorance revealed. And if truth was all that important to us then the knowledge of our ignorance would not be a sign that we be fools but a sign of the wisdom within us. For the only way that our ignorance can be revealed is by the fact we learned something that revealed the actual truth to us. And that should make us feel humbled not foolish. And once humbled would we not then have the attitude of humility rather than the feeling of humiliation?

So, what could be more important to us as human beings than the possession of truth? What is the problem with humility that we prefer the attitude of arrogance over it? What is it about humility that leads people to walk away from it rather than embrace it even though it is considered a virtue not a vice? What attitude do we seek to possess that is taught that must be considered to be of greater virtue than humility? Maybe a better question would be what is the attitude we are taught to possess and then examine that attitude a little closer as to its effects.

This, admittingly, requires self examination to its fullest and the acknowledgment of the possession of arrogance along with the desire to rid ourselves of this arrogant attitude. This is where the problem lies. There are not many people who will admit to the arrogance within themselves thus the desire to rid themselves of it cannot exist. People are fully willing to declare it of others but not of themselves. Why not?”

With these words said grandpa went silent once more leaving his friends with only questions to be answered

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Ok, Obama, Raise Taxes but How Will That solve the Problem?


OK. so President Obama wants to raise taxes on the rich. Yup, and his followers agree with him because the rich can afford it. They believe in their liberal ideology of redistribution of wealth and they believe in their keynesian economics but how well has it worked?

The rich are giving up their citizenships left and right. Last year alone over 1800 persons renounced their citizenship to this nation and the reasons are obvious, taxes and over regulations of business. It is reported that the 1800 is a record number since records have been kept on expatriates. And these persons are not all Republicans or members of the ideology of the right. They are members of the liberal ideology also, like Denise Rich as reported in the following links.
NY Times on expatriates
Reuters on citizens renouncing citizenship
MSNBC reporting on Renouncements

My next question in regards to raising taxes is whether or not the federal government has collected all of the taxes owed to them, have they? I ask this considering that I reported all of the people who work for the federal government and owed taxes in this post back on February 4th. How many more are there?
Collect what is owed

We also have all of those people who have just failed to pay taxes as reported in this post. My question would be just how many more are there who are refusing to pay their taxes and why aren’t they if they can afford to pay as the liberals are claiming?

And we are not finished yet. The federal government is not the only government that isn’t being fiscally responsible. State and local governments are in bad shape economically also. And to right the ship in their cases requires that they reign in the power of the unions as well as the liberal policies of the past.

Stockton California is the latest and largest city to declare bankruptcy and there are many more cities on the brink of bankruptcy and the cause are all laid on the liberal economic policies of the past. Here is a link to a list of financially troubled cities and if you look some of the bigger cities of this nation is on that list.
Scranton’s Penn. solution
List of Cities in bad trouble

Last but not least are the fifty States. Each and everyone of them carrying a huge debt. Some are trying to get control of that debt but guess who are fighting financial reform every step of the way, the liberals and unions, that is who. Here is the list of States and their debt.

State Debt

We hear a lot of talk of outsourcing of jobs and everyone blames everyone else for it but very few talk about another factor of this. When jobs are being outsourced so are the businesses that hire the people. And why do businesses leave a country if not because of regulations and taxes along with union’s outrageous demands?

When you have a nation whose people have a spending habit like this nation has how can you take their money from them to pay for government’s spending habits? Where is the money going to come from?

UPDATE:
From what I hear San Bernardino California has just filed for bankruptcy too. How many more will this happen to?
San Bernardino bankrupt

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Everyday Innovations by Ordinary Folks


When we think of innovations the first thing that comes to mind are our great inventors but ordinary folks do a lot of innovating and very few people give them credit. Here are a few examples of innovative ideas that my niece sent to me in an email. Just simple ideas but ones to make our lives much easier. I’ll bet you’ll find at least one a very useful idea.

A clever use of a dust pan to get water into a container that is too big for the sink“.

Placing a rubber band over a paint can to prevent paint from getting everywhere but back in the paint can where it belongs while painting“.

Putting a wooden spoon over a boiling pot of water to prevent boil over“.

How to put shoes in the dryer

Have a good day everyone and nice weekend 🙂

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