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MARCH 9, 2009


"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the public faith in a manner contrary to every idea of prudence." -- James Madison (1751-1836), Speech in Congress, April 22, 1790

(An admonition that seems to be completely ignored these days, especially by liberals)

-LINKS

Why we don't want universal health care:  http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=321237613527130

The sad, sad, sad, result of our government run public education system.  1/3 of us believe we cannot earn a living in the USA without government help:  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/34_agree_you_can_t_earn_living_in_u_s_without_government_help

Radio and television content by government edict?:  http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=44588

It has been done before.  Can you guess where?:  http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=109

This is one of the reasons many Americans have moved here:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123638162497057661.html?mod=djemEditorialPage

New Zealand shows that smaller government and private businesses is better for everyone (
A MUST READ):  http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2004&month=04

Supreme Court of Minnesota rejects Al Franken's request for an "election certificate:  http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D96OO4CO0&show_article=1

Homeless people have camera cell phones???:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/03/michelle-obama.html

Obama and other people in his administration keep saying how weak out economy and every time they do the market goes down a few more notches.  Gee. wonder why?:  http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/08/omb-chief-economy-weak/

A recipe for disaster.  The Democrats keep pushing for universal health care but they use only numbers of the uninsured when talking about the load to be placed on the medical system.  Question!  Will the 65-80% of the people who currently pay for their own health insurance continue to pay thousands of dollars a year for the insurance when health care would be free under universal health care?  Will businesses continue to provide insurance for their employees when it would be free under universal health care?  Obviously, in both cases, the answer is, "no."  Now here is the problem the Democrats fail to mention.  They use data and numbers of only the currently uninsured and the certain result will be a patient load demand about three times as large as the numbers the politicians are using:
>>> http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/08/health-care-debate-to-heat-up-airwaves/
>>> http://www.nchc.org/facts/coverage.shtml

Democrats add another $524,000,000 to military spending in pure pork earmarks for their friends back home, BUT, these are for items the Pentagon doesn't want or need.  Next election period count on these same Democrats to complain about the, "bloated military budget.": http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/07/AR2009030702216.html

Biden to unions, "We're going to make sure that in every policy, every decision, we don't lose sight of the folks that brought us to the dance,”:  http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=44621

State of Minnesota to offer Islamic Mortgages:  http://wcco.com/local/islamic.mortgages.minnesota.2.952805.html

The Fannie Mae and Democrat Party connection:  http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2009/03/the_conscience.html

Going Galt:  http://www.thelibertypapers.org/2009/03/06/will-atlas-shrug-an-compilation-of-blogosphere-commentary-about-going-galt/

Obama Administration dis's (disrespects) British Prime Minister:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/4953523/Barack-Obama-too-tired-to-give-proper-welcome-to-Gordon-Brown.html

Take a tour of Air Force One:  http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/03/07/us/0307OBAMA_index.html

The Democrats like to point out the fact that there was a budget surplus when Bill Clinton left office and that it was under G W Bush that a deficit occurred.  That's true!  BUT!  It takes a bit of time for the economy to react to changes in government policy.  Now have a look at this chart from the Congressional Budget Office.  Note that the change in the direction of government spending had already changed direction for the better when Bill Clinton came into office, and that it had already changed direction for the worse before he left office.  Clinton did NOT give us a surplus.  It was his administration that killed it and sent us in the opposite direction:  http://www.linksandtoons.com/spendingandtaxes.jpg

Want to join Herman Cain's Intelligent Thinkers Movement (HITM)?  It's free!  Here's how:  http://www.hermancain.com/hitm.asp

Should banks be allowed to fail?:  http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/03/08/business/shelby.php

Part of stimulus money could go to give jobs to illegal aliens:  http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/employment/2009-03-08-immigrant-jobs_N.htm

Mexican drug cartel violence reaching into US cities:
>>> http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/webster/090306
>>> http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6299436.html
>>> http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-03-08-mex-cartels_N.htm
>>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123518102536038463.html
>>> http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2009/feb/mexican-drug-cartels-strong-u-s
>>> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29516551/
>>> http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php?q=5762.4121.0.0
>>> http://www.creators.com/opinion/daily-editorials/mexican-drug-cartels-threaten-u-s-homeland-security.html

Scientists debunk global warming:  http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=439146
 
Wikipedia scrubs Obama entries, bans authors who wrote negative comments:  http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=91114

Obama's grade on terrorism? "F":  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/23/obamas-delusion/

How knowledgeable were Obama supporters about candidates and issues?:  http://www.howobamagotelected.com/assets/videos/interviews.html

New information about Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn:  http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2009/ss_terror0180_03_03.asp

Obama may subject US troops to jurisdiction of international courts:  http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/

Looking at our current political scene I can't help but think of this:  http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/song/They_re_Coming_To_Take_Me_Away/3099593

The Obama Administration's concerted attack on Rush Limbaugh is an attempt to distract attention from their own failures:  http://spectator.org/blog/2009/03/06/the-politics-of-personal-distr

The Liberal mentality:  http://romanaround.net/2009/03/06/dl-hughley-love-those-double-standards/

The Obama Administration and the politics of personal destruction:  http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2009/03/obama-cant-let-go-of-politics-of.html

Obama's plans require deception:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/03/a_dishonest_gimmicky_budget.html

Opposition growing fast:  http://crosscut.com/2009/03/04/politics-government/18891/

15,000 at Fullerton, California, "tea party":  http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/03/15000-at-fullerton-ca-tea-party-protest.html

Former Communist subject sees similarities: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/laughing-at-the-contradictions-of-socialism-in-america/



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