America has been stripped of its industrial base. The good jobs have been or are being offshore, while Americans are working harder and longer at service sector jobs for less pay and fewer to no benefits. Americans have been dumbed down in public and private schools, universities and colleges. Their only worth now is as consumers of mainly foreign made goods. They are kept in check by religion, sports, idiotic “reality” TV, video games and anything else that turns off thinking. Is this by chance or by careful planning? Think about it?

It’s been a few months since I last posted a new topic. The reason was basically that I wanted to observe and give more time to President and the Democrat party to show their hands on several issues. A few very interesting things have surfaced and I could easily go off in several directions to explain them, but the way is best paved by first making a few general statements concerning the present status of the Obama Administration and the Democrat controlled Congress.

Only a person waking up from a coma or who is certifiably insane would deny that America is dealing with some very serious problems and these problems for the most part are getting worse day by day. Even the majority of the fanatical Obama supporters are now questioning how the problems of unemployment, jobs, foreclosure and health care are being handled. The basic truth is that President Obama was elected more for his theory of change (for the better, whatever that was—he never said what change he had in mind) rather than his experience in applying the correct administration to handle the problem. Every day it becomes more apparent to me that President Barack Obama has never heard the old Chinese Proverb: “Give a man a fish and he will eat it” but “Teach a man to fish” and chances are good that he will feed himself, his family and possible others for a very long time”. Just this morning, the newspaper headlines read “OBAMA OKS $1.5 BILLION MORE FOR HOMEOWNERS”. So what’s wrong with this picture? Spread over the hundreds of thousands of foreclosures this amount of money is very small and most of the money will never reach the middle class since Obama’s distribution bureaucracy is strictly focused on basically poor, unemployed persons who will lose their homes in time no matter how much money is spent on their payment relief. What these people need is jobs, jobs and more jobs. This country needs to wake up and realize that small business is the backbone of the economy and that money would be much better spent helping small business and their employees survive this crashing economy. The growing foreclosure needs heavy handed legislation aimed at lowering and freezing prevailing mortgage interest rates and providing long term principal guarantees to the lenders who hold mortgages in exchange for a drastically lower mortgage rate. Foreclosure would only be possible in extreme cases such as fraud or abandonment. This would stop foreclosure in its tracks and drastically lower payments for all which would put more money in the hands of the consumer until the economy eventually improves and more people readjust and find new employment.

Another Obama – Democrat Congress MAJOR MISTAKE is in the jobs portion of the so called $700+ million dollar bail out bill. The $28 Billion dollar GREEN JOBS portion does not specify that the money is spent for US manufactured goods and jobs. The Result: Over 80% of the equipment purchased and the jobs created to date have gone offshore to foreign companies (i.e. ABC video news report by Diane Sawyer).
Recently, a $450 million dollar Texas windmill farm contract was awarded to a Chinese company, while the US windmill manufacturers were laying off employees. Again, more good intentions destroyed by rushed misappropriate legislation and a Presidency too blind and inexperienced to recognize this.

Lastly, Obama has been heard several times on TV reading his prepared teleprompter speeches about how he is going to spend the returned big bank bailout money to create more jobs in the USA. However, the IRS who is a part of the executive branch led by Obama announced last week that they are aggressively targeting and preparing to audit thousands of small businesses on their use or misuse of independent contractor employees. Whether a small business is guilty or not guilty, the last thing this country needs right now is a wave of business interruptions due to expensive time consuming expensive audits which will lead to more unemployment and forced business closures due to IRS meddling at a time when most businesses are trying just to survive and are hanging on for dear life. So where is the big boss Obama while this is going on under his watch. He’s silent and still working hard to ram the poorly planned publically unpopular health care legislation down our throats, like it or not.

Most conservative right wing leaders have loudly complained about Obama’s socialist and near communistic beliefs Obama has voiced in his books and speeches. Obama’s verbal and historically record “THEORY of GOVERNMENT” has always been socialist and labeled leftist. If the Obama Administration was not so involved with the effects of the down economy we might even see even stronger socialistic legislation being proposed and passed than we have seen to date. The problem with extreme right wing conservatism is that they propose few solutions to solve problems other that just tax cuts. Like it or not, we do need short term government LEADERSHIP and HELP (such as I’ve outlined above” to get over this economic crisis). While the Obama Administration has identified and targeted many of the problems negatively affecting the USA in this economy, it has failed miserably in its “APPLICATION, LEADERSHIP and ADMINISTRATION” in trying to correct the problems. This is why President Obama and the Democrat Congress is failing miserably and if they continue on this path the Democrats will eventually lose control of Congress and President Obama will end up a one term President.
The USA is STARVING FOR COMMON SENSE middle of the road Leadership. Why do we always elect the extremists to lead us? Time to get back to the basics and elect a President who abides by and understands the Constitution of the United States of America as our founding fathers intended.

By Rick

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