Thursday, February 26, 2009

Napolitano tells Texas to suck it up!

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano told Congress on Wednesday that she will study Texas Gov. Rick Perry's request for another thousand troops to guard the border. She stated that violence had not spread far enough north to warrant a plan drawn up by the Bush administration. She also said "We do not want to militarize the border".

Why the heck not!! How far north does the violence have to get? To Dallas? Ciudad Juárez, a town right across the border from El Paso had 2000 killed last year from drug gangs. Phoenix is now the kidnapping capital of the U.S. thanks to illegals and the drug trade. Gang members dressed in fatigues frequently cross the border or exchange shots with U.S. Border Agents. The Tucson sector of the Border Patrol has reported a record number of assaults on US Border Patrol Agents. In 2005 then Governor Napolitano issued a state of emergency in AZ due to border violence. At that time she declared it was the fault of the U.S. Government and their lack of action. It's amazing how moving to D.C. suddenly changes everything. Typical politician!

If we have murder, kidnapping and the violation of U.S. laws at an increasing rate isn't this a problem? We fight half a world away to preserve the American way of life shouldn't we do the same when the problem is at our back door?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Is lack of money really the problem?

People seem to believe the mantra that there isn't enough money to handle our spending. Is the problem really not enough money?

In looking at the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) numbers for the past couple decades lack of money does not seem to be the problem. Revenue to the Government doubled from 90-2000 while discretionary spending also doubled. Social security payments increased 65% and Medicare and Medicaid more than doubled. From 2000-2008 (projected) revenue increased 25% but discretionary spending once again doubled. Social security increased 50% and Medicaid and Medicare went up 2 and a half times. The government continues to collect more each year so money is not the problem how they spend it is. Instead of arguing over how to get more money why don't we/they spend more time on spending it wisely.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The savior is here

From Drudge:

"Obama vows to increase number of soldiers...
Obama vows to seek cure for cancer 'in our time'...
Obama says bank bailout may cost more than expected...
Obama promises universal EDUCATION THROUGH COLLEGE...
Obama promises universal health care... "

And we're going to cut the deficit in half in the next 4 years. Hello 75% tax rate 'cause apparently we're not stopping the spending!

"House Democrats propose $410B spending bill. "

Lets keep it coming!

Speaking of Healthcare...

Found a great article about the direction that Healthcare is heading.

"Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan"