Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mere Pennies

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I have to say that President Obama's has added insult to injury to the American tax payer(Amongst them the attendees of the April 15th "Tea Party" protest against high taxes/runaway spending) when he offered to trim a mere $100 million from his whopping$3.6 trillion budget. Now while I could write on and on about the audacity of this proposal, but I figure that folks get so used to reading about such large numbers of money that they lose all perception of how minute the "cut" is to the whole budget. Thankfully, I found the following video that gives an excellent demonstration. Take a look:

Monday, April 20, 2009

An "Outlawing" Mood

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Now here's a good column by George Jonas in Canada's National Post that points out how President Obama has entered the planet of the absurd by swearing to the world that the US and the Russians will work at eliminating nuclear weapons by a dramatic amount in the near future. As Jonas notes, the Obama administration might be talking a good game at "eliminating" nuclear weapons, but in reality they are of the opinion that it's in the world's best to outlaw these weapons. Try as they might, the Obama administration will play into the hands of the criminal/terrorist/dictatorial states like North Korea, Iran, China, Russia, Venezuela, and countless others to continue clandestine programs on the development and building of nuclear weapons while allowing nations that follow through on "outlawing" their weapons to fall pray to the threat of elimination by bad actors. Once we start outlawing something that provides us an armor of safety, the more likely someone will use the law against you. Just look at what happened to the folks Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and other places after their respective governments instituted a ban on firearms. (One can even look at the horrific violence being conducted daily in Mexico(a nation with highly prohibitive gun laws) to see how outlawing the citizens rights to a means of self defense can result in greater dangers.) Anyway, check out the column by Jonas for an thought provoking read.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tea in the Harbor

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Aside from the tax code madness, I really believe the American people are becoming fed up with the pols in DC when they turn on the news, pick up a deadtree or online newspapers and read about expensive spending bills, the increase of our taxes(openly or hidden/embedded), extending or creating burdensome/expensive regulations, bailout and "stimulus" extravaganza started by President Bush and kicked in overdrive by President Obama. Such disgust is truly evident with rise of the grassroots Tea Parties throughout the nation and subsequent Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th. So I raise my glass and give a huzzah to those who have grown tired this non-sense going in DC.

Getting Fired Up

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With April 15th just around the corner, I felt that the video(via Reason.tv) below would get your blood pumping and raise your animosity towards our inane tax code and the nit-wit politicians that make them and are pushing for more onerous tax laws on top of them. Here's the video: