Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The State of the Union



Although I’m relieved Obama won the election, I’m not celebrating. In his victory speech Obama said the best is yet to come. I’m not so sure. Operation Fast and furious is a huge concern. Guantanamo bay is still open. The Patriot Act was bad enough. The National Defense Authorization Act was even worse. Wall Street and Bank bail outs from investment fraud continue to choke tax payers unconcious and builds a dangerously consuming debt. It’s a dark road ahead.

I do see the obsession with off shore accounts and large scale tax evasion as not healthy for a free republic. No one wants to be over taxed yet the fact that Warren Buffet pays less tax than his secretary shows there is something wrong with the system. Over taxing the rich or the large corporations isn’t the answer but letting them pay no or very little tax isn’t the answer either.

Obama is a great orator. Yet my concern with Obama is the same as my concern with any other politician, that is of saying one thing and doing another. We know when Romney started talking about lowering taxes for the middle class he was full of it. Yet in many ways, so is Obama.

For Canada, letting a Communist country take over our oil rights is absolutely insane. The bizarre compensation awards under NAFTA chapter 11 has shown us that chapter 11 has to go and has shown us how insane these over reaching trade agreements really are. These new trade agreements, like the recent one with China, are not about free trade, they are about giving up our freedom and liberty. A dark road indeed.

6 comments:

  1. An excellent analysis of the situation I read elsewhere.....

    "Romney and Obama are both members of the Council on Foreign Relations. No wonder they didn't have much to argue about in the foreign policy debate. Each is backed by a different collection of money men, but the money men backing both hang out together at Bilderberg meetings. The election is window dressing to keep the little people imagining that they really have input. Regardless of the result, we will still end up with a Goldman-Sachs man as Treasury Secretary, a CFR person as Secretary of State, an internationalist nation-builder as Defense Secretary, a yes man as the Joint Chiefs chairman, and ambitious totalitarians running Homeland Security and Education, while the Department of Education will still not be eliminated. Federal control over education and other state functions will continue to expand in the name of "reform," and any rollback of Obamacare will be accompanied by Medicare/Medicaid "reform" that will still leave the government in control of most people's health care and money."

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    1. Hey, you’re still around. Good article. Like Jesse Ventura said, what do you want to drink – coke or pepsi?

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    2. Yeah, spent a week in Europe on the way home, gonna get some time with the family before I head back over there.

      I actually agree with about half of what Jesse says, but then he fucks that up with the other half.

      I choose Pepsi. Because it's not Red & White..... ;)

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  2. Great post, thanks; you are right, that any new President faces the terrible challenges; financial crisis, in Europe and at home; the ending of two tough wars. And the Drone War that BO has ramped up; to the point where's he's killed 3,000 persons, it's tough to believe they were all terrorists...the deadly program has zero over-sight by anyone...

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    1. The drone war, right. Another way to get rid of the constitution.

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    2. Rick sums it up nicely:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTIOMJT5ubg

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