October 19th, 2011 | Author: akagaga
What follows is a heartfelt email I recently sent to some family and friends. Do with it as you will.
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If you missed the GOP debate last night, click here to see a video of Ron Paul’s answers. A couple other notes:
- Ron Paul’s recently-released fiscal “PLAN TO RESTORE AMERICA” includes: cutting spending by $1 trillion in the first year; a balanced budget by year three; lowers the corporate tax rate to 15%, making America competitive in the global market; and eliminates 5 cabinet departments. Here’s the whole plan.
- Believe it or not, Rush Limbaugh endorsed Paul’s fiscal plan. Quote: “Ron Paul has a good idea… fooling around the margins isn’t going to get it done… genuine big spending cuts are the only thing that is going to bring us back”
- Political donors have to declare who they work for. The top three employers of Ron Paul contributors are: US Air Force, US Army, & US Navy.
- Pew Research has completed a study that shows that the biased mainstream media really has been blacking out coverage of Ron Paul’s campaign, despite his results in various straw polls. My favorite headline: “Michelle Bachman wins Ames Straw Poll, Tim Pawlenty Finishes Third.” Politico (oops!) forgot to mention that Ron Paul came in second, nearly beating Bachman in her native state.
So why am I documenting all this? I promise I won’t bombard you with political stuff, but I believe that Ron Paul is the only candidate who truly supports a limited federal government and the constitution that’s supposed to limit it. I also believe that this election is the last one that could correct the course of our country. If it doesn’t happen now, it’s not going to happen.
And I have put my money where my mouth is. For the first time in my life, I changed my voter registration from independent to republican so I can vote in the primary next year. And I made a contribution, also for the first time, to Paul’s political campaign.
Here’s his campaign website.
Check it out. His positions on the issues are easy to find and clearly spelled out. You may discover that he’s not such a wacko after all. You might even want to contribute to his one-day campaign today to raise money.
Or not. I’m just sharing information, not twisting arms.
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January 20th, 2010 | Author: akagaga
There’s an old saying that I’ve always been quite fond of:
A committee is twelve people doing the work of one.
Thanks to the brains in Washington, we’ve got another one. The Post reports:
Faced with growing alarm over the nation’s soaring debt, the White House and congressional Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday to create an independent budget commission and to put its recommendations for fiscal solvency to a vote in Congress by the end of this year.
Under the agreement, President Obama would issue an executive order to create an 18-member panel that would be granted broad authority to propose changes in the tax code and in the massive federal entitlement programs — including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — that threaten to drive the nation’s debt to levels not seen since World War II.
Only in Washington would you try to solve a budget problem by hiring more people.
Only in Washington would you need eighteen people instead of the standard twelve.
Only in Washington would those eighteen people be issued the “broad authority” to … propose changes.
Only in Washington.
November 11th, 2009 | Author: akagaga
Let’s pretend you run a business. Let’s pretend it’s located in New York State, and you already pay crippling state and federal taxes that make it hard to compete. You have 10 employees, 7 with families and 3 who are single, with an annual payroll of $509,000. Pelosi’s health care system gives you a choice:
- You can pay Pelosi’s 2% tax, which totals $10,180 for the year, and dump all your workers into the government health care system, or
- you can pay $63,100 and continue to provide private insurance for your employees
Which option would you choose?
Similar scenarios were outlined by Rep. Joe Barton of Texas on the house floor before the bill was passed, but it obviously had no effect, which leads one to wonder: do Pelosi and company want everybody to have good health insurance, or do they really just want everybody to have government-run health insurance? CNSNews had this to say:
Because the government-run public option would be able to undersell the government-approved private plans in the government-run insurance exchange, the government-run option would soon be the only option.
Government would control our health care from womb to tomb, a time span likely to be shortened by government care.