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Redbird
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msg #105195
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2/29/2012 10:06:15 PM

IN MY INBOX....

Obama the "Socialist" Saved Capitalism by Giving Welfare to Wall Street and Red States


Wall Street must be effusively thankful for what the Tea Party, the Right Wing and FOX News claim: Obama is a "socialist."

After all, that must be the reason that the stock market climbed to the highest level in five years on February 28, according to ABC News:

The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the first time since 2008, capping a remarkable run-up in stocks that has coincided with a revival of consumer confidence to levels not seen since well before the economic downturn began.

It takes a "socialist," apparently, to create a financial environment in which the stock market has been soaring.

And then there's the "socialist" influence that has propelled economic growth since the "free market" collapse of the economy under George W. Bush. According to CNN, the "gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation's economy, grew at a 3% annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2011."

"We are seeing what historically would be considered a healthy growth rate for the country," said Brian Hamilton, CEO of Sageworks, a financial information company. "Last quarter compares very favorably to the GDP growth rate over the past few years and indicates the country continues to recover from the recession."

Remember that it was Obama who went along and did the second TARP installment of providing government welfare to Wall Street to keep capitalism from collapsing. It has been under Obama that no Wall Street honchos have been prosecuted for playing fast and loose with financial transactions that nearly brought the US to its economic knees. Under this White House, major banks also got off without any prosecution for illegal foreclosure transactions.

If that is what a "socialist" does to the economy, Lord help Wall Street if a "capitalist" is elected.

Furthermore, as has been pointed out in the past - most recently in Alternet, it is the political Blue states who, in general, provide tax dollars to support the Red states. Take a red state like Mississippi, which sucks up $2.73 in federal support for every dollar its residents pay in national taxes. Compare that to Illinois, which lose 8 cents on the dollar and only gets 92 cents back from DC. Gov. Jan Brewer's Arizona gets net revenue of 60 extra cents back from federal taxes, while Minnesota loses 36 cents on tax dollars paid into the IRS.

In short - and in general - one can argue that the "reddest" states that have politicians and Tea Party advocates proclaiming that they are living under "socialist" leadership are most often the ones benefiting from a redistribution of blue state income tax dollars subsidizing red states. So why don't the red states return that money to the "socialist" government in DC?

Furthermore, states with two Republican "free market" senators get the highest average rate of redistributed tax dollars at $1.49 cents, according to Talking Points Memo.

You would think that the right wingers shouting that Obama is a relic of the Soviet Union should be thanking him for saving capitalism, providing a climate for large corporations to soar in profits, giving bailout money to the banks, and providing red states with redistributed income tax funds to survive.

If this is "socialism," Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Pallin, and Bachmann should be praying on their knees for more of it, along with the Tea Party Medicare crowd who oppose "socialized" medicine.




TheRumpledOne
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msg #105201
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3/1/2012 9:47:46 AM

IN MY INBOX...


Cancelled Flight!!! Don't delete this one. Read and forward


A MUST READ!!!!!! Our news media would not report this..... why?

I, Gene Hackemack, received this email from my good friend Tedd Petruna, a diver at the NBL facility [Neutral Buoyancy Lab], at NASA Houston, whom I used to work with. Tedd happened to be on this same Flt. 297, Atlanta to Houston .

In my opinion, the Muslims are all getting very brave now...read Tedd's story below .

PS: Can you imagine, our own news media now are so politically correct that they are afraid to report that these were all Muslims.... unbelievable. Thank God for people like Tedd Petruna.


"One week ago, I went to Ohio on business and to see my father.. On Tuesday, November the 17th, I returned home. If you read the papers the 18th you may have seen a blurb where a AirTran flight was canceled from Atlanta to Houston due to a man who refused to get off of his cell phone before takeoff. It was on Fox.

This was NOT what happened.

I was in 1st class coming home. 11 Muslim men got on the plane in full attire. 2 sat in 1st class and the rest peppered themselves throughout the plane all the way to the back. As the plane taxied to the runway the stewardesses gave the safety spiel we are all so familiar with. At that time, one of the men got on his cell and called one of his companions in the back and proceeded to talk on the phone in Arabic very loudly and very aggressively.. This took the 1st stewardess out of the picture for she repeatedly told the man that cell phones were not permitted at the time. He ignored her as if she was not there.

The 2nd man who answered the phone did the same and this took out the 2nd stewardess. In the back of the plane at this time, 2 younger Muslims, one in the back, isle, and one in front of him, window, began to show footage of a porno they had taped the night before, and were very loud about it. Now - they are only permitted to do this prior to Jihad. If a Muslim man goes into a strip club, he has to view the woman via mirror with his back to her.. (don't ask me..I don't make the rules, but I've studied) The 3 rd stewardess informed them that they were not to have electronic devices on at this time. To which one of the men said "Shut up infidel dog!" She went to take the camcorder and he began to scream in her face in Arabic. At that exact moment, all 11 of them got up and started to walk the cabin.

This is where I had had enough! I got up and started to the back where I heard a voice behind me from another Texan twice my size say "I got your back." I grabbed the man who had been on the phone by the arm and said "you WILL go sit down or you Will be thrown from this plane!" As I "led" him around me to take his seat, the fellow Texan grabbed him by the back of his neck and his waist and headed out with him. I then grabbed the 2nd man and said, "You WILL do the same!" He protested but adrenaline was flowing now and he was going to go..

As I escorted him forward the plane doors open and 3 TSA agents and 4 police officers entered. Me and my new Texan friend were told to cease and desist for they had this under control. I was happy to oblige actually. There was some commotion in the back, but within moments, all 11 were escorted off the plane. They then unloaded their luggage.

We talked about the occurrence and were in disbelief that it had happened, when suddenly, the door open again and on walked all 11!! Stone faced, eyes front and robotic (the only way I can describe it). The stewardess from the back had been in tears and when she saw this, she was having NONE of it! Being that I was up front, I heard and saw the whole ordeal. She told the TSA agent there was NO WAY she was staying on the plane with these men. The agent told her they had searched them and were going to go through their luggage with a fine tooth comb and that they were allowed to proceed to Houston. The captain and co-captain came out and told the agent "we and our crew will not fly this plane!" After a word or two, the entire crew, luggage in tow, left the plane. 5 minutes later, the cabin door opened again and a whole new crew walked on.

Again...this is where I had had enough!!! I got up and asked "What the hell is going on!?!?" I was told to take my seat. They were sorry for the delay and I would be home shortly. I said "I'm getting off this plane". The stewardess sternly told me that she could not allow me to get off. (Now I'm mad!) I said "I am a grown man who bought this ticket, who's time is mine with a family at home and I am going through that door, or I'm going through that door with you under my arm!! But I am going through that door!!" And I heard a voice behind me say "so am I". Then everyone behind us started to get up and say the same.

Within 2 minutes, I was walking off that plane where I was met with more agents who asked me to write a statement. I had 5 hours to kill at this point so why the hell not. Due to the amount of people who got off that flight, it was canceled. I was supposed to be in Houston at 6pm. I got here at 12:30am.

Look up the date. Flight 297 Atlanta to Houston . If this wasn't a dry run, I don't know what one is. The terrorists wanted to see how TSA would handle it, how the crew would handle it, and how the passengers would handle it.

I'm telling this to you because I want you to know. The threat is real. I saw it with my own eyes." -Tedd Petruna

I suggest we keep this going until this incident REACHES the email of all of the POLITICIANS and NEWS MEDIA!


IT HAS BEGUN!!!

TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #105206
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3/1/2012 4:20:51 PM

The great government hoax of public safety

TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #105209
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3/1/2012 4:29:19 PM

How Iceland beat the corporate bankers

Why didn't we learn from history?


dangreene
133 posts
msg #105213
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3/1/2012 6:55:44 PM

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/flight297.asp

Flight 297 to Houston

dangreene
133 posts
msg #105214
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3/1/2012 6:57:43 PM

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/12/what-happened-on-flight-297/

Flight 297 Atlanta to Houston

four
3,276 posts
msg #105217
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3/2/2012 1:06:53 AM

http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/overview.php?type=P&year=2010

Most Popular Congressional Investments, 2010


TheRumpledOne
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3/2/2012 8:02:08 AM



TheRumpledOne
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msg #105220
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3/2/2012 10:04:54 AM

IN MY INBOX:


Charley Reese

Read all the way through. This should be on the front page of every newspaper.

Charley Reese's Final column!

A very interesting column.. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.


Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.


Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.


This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining
clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of
us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!


545 vs. 300,000,000 People (Does our voting count at all?) LAS
-By Charlie Reese


Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.


Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?


Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?


You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.


You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.


You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.


You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.


You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.


One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.


I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
( We need to take back control from this private central bank as they have failed to provide a sound currency) LAS


I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to
coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.


Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in
this common con regardless of party.


What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have
the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.


The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for
originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.


It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts
-- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.


If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.


If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.


If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...


If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.


There are no insoluble government problems.


Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists,
whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take
this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.


Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.


They, and they alone, have the power.


They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.


Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...


We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!


Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.


What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you .
This might be funny if it weren't so true .
Be sure to read all the way to the end:


Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.


Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.


Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!


Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.


Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.


Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.


Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.


Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.


Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.


When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.


Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...


Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me
to my doom...'


When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.


Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax



STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world,
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.


What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'


I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!


GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!

dangreene
133 posts
msg #105223
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3/2/2012 3:07:49 PM

http://www.examiner.com/republican-in-omaha/charley-reese-s-final-column-on-how-washington-d-c-operates

Interesting observations concerning - Reese's 'last' column, 545 versus 300,000,000 people.


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