Saturday, April 11, 2009

The peace candidate seeks $83.4 billion to continue Afghanistan and Iraq wars

"Barack Obama’s election promise to bring “change” to Washington and reverse the juggernaut of the Bush war machine has proven to be nothing more than a cruel hoax"... - - Paul Joseph Watson

The Washington Post reported on April 10, 2009:
  • President Obama sent Congress an $83.4 billion spending request yesterday to fund his administration's strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan through the summer, in what officials promised would be the last such off-budget proposal to pay for the wars.

Full article at:

Obama's 17,000, new troop surge into Afghanistan, is expected to include 8,000 Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as well as 4,000 additional Army troops from Fort Lewis, Washington. Another 5,000 troops will be deployed at a later date.

How can President Obama even think about fighting wars half way around the world while California goes bankrupt, while Americans are being turned out of their homes, while, as Business Week reports, retirees will work throughout their retirement (which assumes that there will be jobs), while careers are being destroyed and stores and factories shuttered. Americans are facing tremendous unemployment and hardship. Obama doesn't have another dollar to spend on Bush's wars.

"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."

- - George McGovern

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

By their deeds, you shall know them

Today the Obama/Biden tax rampage continued with a huge increase in tobacco taxes that took effect despite Obama's promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under $250,000 or individuals under $200,000.

Obama said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12.

  • "I can make a firm plege. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."
He repeatedly vowed,
  • "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."

Now in office, Obama, signed a law raising the tobacco tax nearly 62 cents on a pack of cigarettes, thus increasing the tax by 156%. Other tobacco products saw similarly steep increases.

Even the always trustworthy Joe Biden assured the American sheeple,

  • "No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, "whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax."

The latest increase in the federal tax is by far the largest since its introduction in 1951, when it was 8 cents a pack. It's gone up six times since, each time by no more than a dime, until now.

"The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

~Ronald Reagan

Another day, another Obama nominee in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service


Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius recently "corrected" three years of tax returns and paid $7,918, a paltry debt compared with Tom Daschle’s $140,000. —the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee.

It appears the Governor of Kansas, is the latest Democrat who apparently doesn't like paying taxes as much as she likes doling them out.
  • The HHS FY 2009 budget request outlays $737 billion which is a net increase of $29 billion over the estimated outlays for FY 2008.
By failing to pay her taxes, Kathleen Sebelius now joins a growing list of current and failed Administration nominees who think they are above the law...
Obama's honor roll of tax-cheats, SO FAR...
  • Tom Daschle, the first HHS nominee
  • Chief performance officer nominee Nancy Killefer
  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
  • US Trade Representative Ron Kirk
  • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’s (husband)
Another brilliant nominee by the White House, the sweetest smelling house in America. Where everything comes up roses and all our worries can be washed away by printing trillions of dollars out of thin air, earmarked for wasteful spending.
"The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government."
~Barry Goldwater