Tuesday, March 30, 2010

10 Steps to Retirement Plan Nationalization

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"Everything out of Wall Street, Congress and Washington promoting the proposed Obama Administration's automatic IRA is all about generating a dramatic increase in tax revenues, saving Social Security and bailing out state, municipal, union and federal retirement plans rather than building real retirement security for productive Americans." - Ron Holland

STEP 1 (Sneak Attack) An Introductory Plan With Minimal Required Contributions

This is the Obama Automatic IRA proposal forcing employers who don't currently offer a retirement plan to be required to enroll their employees in a payroll deduction IRA. Washington will buy off Wall Street, the insurance and financial services industry for this proposal in a public/private initiative offering a government controlled option but providing an opportunity for most participants to choose a private Wall Street/banking funding option.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

New Details of Obama’s Automatic IRA Proposal - US News & World Report, pub. 2/2/2010

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

5.2.1 Simply Be Aware of the Risks,
5.2.2 An Offshore Self-Directed IRA & Swiss Annuity,
5.2.7 Stop All Voluntary Contributions To Existing Plans


My original expectation was a mandatory plan within 1 - 2 years starting some time after the 2010 mid term elections but the Obama Administration actually came out with the initial proposal much sooner than even I anticipated

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Minor Revenue Increase - Workers contributing to the mandatory plan without a deduction will stop or reduce contributions to regular IRAs thus ending the regular IRA deduction and generating more revenue for Washington.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 2 (Forced Universal Coverage) A Mandatory Plan For All Americans

The Washington trap is set! The program is just another forced plan to be placed on top of the current bankrupt Social Security system with universal coverage for all Americans. Most Americans really do need more retirement benefits in addition to Social Security. This is the real problem that will be the bait used to make the program universal which will later confiscate most of the retirement funds from middle and upper income Americans.

The survey below shows that 43% of Americans have less than $10,000 in savings for retirement. This is why most Americans will initially support the universal, mandatory system and how Washington will get away with their plan for stealth nationalization and confiscation of the retirement benefits of Americans with larger retirement plan savings. There is no way to avoid the initial and increased contributions once you are covered under the mandatory automatic IRA but I would be wary of accumulating too much in this plan.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs - From Yahoo News, pub. 3/15/2010
Guaranteed Retirement Accounts - From Agenda For Shared Prosperity, pub. 11/20/2007
Most Americans Still Unprepared For Retirement Survey - From CNN Money, 3/9/2010

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

5.2.5 Consider Ending Contributions to Your Self-Trusteed Retirement Plans and IRAs,
5.2.9 Begin Now to Reduce Your Wealth in Retirement Plans To the Minimum Possible Level


If the Automatic IRA becomes law during 2010 or 2011 and Obama wins re-election, I would expect a forced universal coverage proposal beginning in 2013. If an establishment candidate from the GOP becomes president, then the proposal might come a year or two later.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Moderate Revenue Increase - With forced full coverage with the automatic IRA accounts, the tax deduction for IRA contributions for the old style accounts will be dramatically curtailed. Less personal deductions means more taxes paid by Americans.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 3 (Disrupt the Current Private System) End the Tax Benefits of Competing Private Plans and Increase the Required Annual Contribution

The annual corporate and personal contribution deductions for all other private retirement plans will be ended. This will cause average worker participation in all retirement plans to plummet and fewer high paid members will remain as the corporate deductions for their participation is fazed out. Congress and the GOP or Democrat President will claim, “the larger retirement plan contributions for wealthy Americans must stop!” All annual tax-deferral for your existing retirement plan appreciation and growth will likely be ended retroactively back to the first of the calendar year resulting in windfall tax receipts for Washington and state governments.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

House Democrats Contemplate Abolishing 401(k) Tax Breaks - Workforce Management, pub 10/16/2008.

The goal of ending tax breaks for all retirement plans and IRA accounts has been around for a while and they are just waiting for the opportunity to get the job done.

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

5.2.6 For Participants In 401(K) & Qualified Retirement Plans
5.2.8 For Qualified Plan Sponsors - Start Terminating Your Plan While You Still Can!


My current forecast is maybe by 2015. Once everyone is covered by the mandatory automatic IRA and forced to make contributions every year, then Washington will move to restrict deductions and tax deferred compounding on older profit-sharing, 401(k) plans, pensions and IRA accounts to create a revenue event each year for the Feds.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Massive Revenue Increase - Most corporations will end annual contributions to existing plans because of the loss of tax deductions and every participant in a private plan will discover their gains each year create a taxable event for them. For Americans with large retirement balances, the annual taxes on gains will become a new, potentially crippling tax charge each year.
*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 4 (Create A Participant Withdrawal and Plan Termination Event) - A Run To Terminate Existing Retirement Plans

Following the loss of tax benefits Americans will begin to terminate and the rush to get out will probably overwhelm the ability of the IRS to approve the plan terminations. This emergency may well cause a temporary prohibition on plan terminations as stories circulate in the press about highly paid participants withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars “in their benefits.”

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

Electronic Form 5500 Filing Rules May Spark Pension Plan Terminations - IFA Webnews, pub 2/15/2010

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

Most Retirement Trap Report readers will already have started early to either terminate an existing plan or to withdraw funds from their qualified retirement plans. Readers should have the time and opportunity to get their distributions or transfer the proceeds to the relative security of an offshore IRA before the extra taxes and penalties are instituted against qualified plans.


Maybe by 2016, or in the year following the loss of retirement plan contribution tax deductions and the end of the first year when gains are taxable and Americans discover they have to come up with the extra funds to pay taxes on their plan gains. This will create a rush to get out of retirement plans, starting with a trickle the first year and growing into a torrent by the second year if investors earn substantial gains in the stock market.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Massive Revenue Increase - The withdrawals and plan terminations will create a massive increase in tax revenues as many Americans who haven't followed our Retirement Trap recommendations start to withdraw their retirement funds. However they will have waited too long and will likely be subject to excess distribution taxes and additional penalties as discussed in the next step.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 5 (Washington Halts the Distributions By Locking Up Your Retirement Funds)

To stop the withdrawals Washington will reintroduce the excess distribution tax and increase premature distribution penalties and taxes maybe up to 20% of the distribution. This is in addition to a 10% early withdrawal penalties if under 59 ½, and federal and state income taxes. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 created excess distribution taxes but these were later rescinded however I expect this penalty will return.

Congress will probably make the penalties retroactive back to the beginning of the calendar year whenever this is mandated to generate more revenue. The bankrupt states and cities with income taxes will probably follow the federal example to generate more revenue so the tax rates could be horrendous. While this windfall bonus in government tax revenues will help solve Washington's fiscal problems and short-term revenue needs, the confiscatory level of tax penalties will prohibit many Americans from taking a distribution. The Feds will not want a wholesale collapse of the retirement system even with the hundreds of billions going in each year due to the mandatory contributions as they have other pressing needs for the funds. Much of your retirement funds in the mandatory government plan will be utilized as the "buyer of last resort" for Washington's US treasury obligations when the rest of the world investors have turned their backs on our debt instruments.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

By following our recommendations, most of your retirement funds will already have been withdrawn and taxes paid prior to the new excess distribution and premature distribution penalties.


This will take place within a year of the above mentioned Participant Withdrawal & Plan Termination Crisis possibly around 2017 or earlier.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Another Major Revenue Increase - The new excess distribution penalties, plus the existing 10% early withdrawal penalty, together with federal and state income taxes will provide major revenues for the Federal and state governments with income taxes.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 6 (A Market Meltdown and U.S. Financial Markets Close For the Duration of the Crisis!)

- Suddenly and without warning a real or contrived military confrontation or economic crisis could collapse the U.S. equity markets and many Americans will discover over the period that their retirement plan assets have lost 50% to 75% of their pre-crash market values. Washington will respond, "don’t worry your government guaranteed, mandatory IRA or annuity account like Social Security is safe and secure from the crisis." Due to the severity of the financial crisis, the U.S. stock and bond markets could be closed as they were following the 9/11 attack. Then all U.S. investments in the stock and bond markets, money market funds, U.S. annuities and probably even your personal bank accounts could be frozen for the duration of the crisis.

This is when offshore retirement plans and participants should take their distributions with hopefully massive profits from the non-dollar denominated investments outside the dollar and closed U.S. markets. You will, of course, have to pay taxes and early withdrawal penalties if under age 59 ½ on the distributions but having your retirement funds offshore should allow you to get out. After withdrawal and taxes your former retirement funds will become personal investments which are far more protected than if they had remained qualified retirement funds.

Compare this to most American investors frozen inside the closed markets of the American jurisdiction where their personal and retirement investments will be illiquid for the duration of the market closure. All their financial instruments may well be locked up and unprepared American investors will be unable sell investments, buy new investments or take distributions from their retirement plans.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

5.2.4 Build Real Retirement Security Offshore With A Private, Non-Qualified Retirement Program
5.2.2 An Offshore Self-Directed IRA & Swiss Annuity For Liquidity Outside Closed US Markets & Institutions
5.2.14 Guarantee Retirement Funds Liquidity Or Forced Liquidation With Annuity For Life Without Refund Option
5.2.15 Consider A "Distribution In Kind" With an Offshore Annuity Retirement Investment For Ultimate Liquidity


There is no way to guess at the timing for the next major stock market correction, crash or closure but it could happen at any time during the next decade. The key is to have a substantial amount of your retirement assets outside the U.S. markets and jurisdiction so you will still have investment and plan distribution liquidity options should this kind of crisis take place.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

A Market Closure Will Lower Future Government Revenues - In fact a serious market crisis and closure will be crippling to future government revenues as retirement fund balances collapse before and after the closure, making future liquidations and distributions far smaller resulting in a serious drop in future government revenues. This is why Step 7 below and Washington's offer of a "One Time Bail Out" will likely follow any serious stock market collapse.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 7 (A Deal Too Good To Be True) Washington Comes To the Rescue With a “One Time Bail Out” For Plan Participants

Public anger and financial desperation will intensify and Washington will come to the rescue. They will guarantee your pre-market collapse benefits at their pre-crash level IF you transfer these funds from your private plan to the government mandatory plan you’ve been contributing 5% of your salary to each year. However since the government plan is in after tax dollars there is one small catch. You’ll have to pay taxes on the full amount of your guaranteed benefits before transferring but, don’t worry, the IRS will just take the taxes out of your funds automatically as will the states. This will be a tremendous government revenue generator maybe 40% of the pre-crash total in private retirement plans currently at $15 trillion.

Crazy you might say. Teresa Ghilarducci has already made this proposal back in 2008 before Congress, "Short-term I propose . . . that the Congress allow workers to swap out their 401(k) assets, perhaps at August levels, for a guaranteed retirement account--just a one-time swap. . . ." Read "Eyeing Your Pension" in the WSJ below for the entire article.

Still the cost to print more fiat dollars to cover retirement plan losses is almost non-existent when compared to the tax revenues from the bailout and the fact that the bailout benefits will be forced into the participants mandatory program along with the future required annual contributions. Remember future withdrawals from the mandatory program are annuitized over the participants life expectancy and 50% of what remains at death also goes to the federal government.

But behind the scenes another real bailout will take place. Little of the actual money transferred to the mandatory program will be needed by the plan participants due to the payout over life expectancy. Most of the funds will be confiscated to fund the bankrupt federal, union, state and municipal plans as they will also get to take advantage of the ponzi scheme rescue. The excess funds of participants with large balances will be used to fund the retirement benefits of the tax-feeders as they retire.

Remember Washington is guaranteeing to pay you out over your life expectancy so the cost on an annual basis to them is miniscule. Compared to the funds received both in the form of government revenues received in the taxation of the pre-tax private plan funds 40% plus of the assets and in the remaining benefits going to the government after taxes are withheld on the other 60%. These are the funds promised to be distributed tax-free if you have substantial assets here maybe above the $200,000 level, now at $140,000 after taxes. Also remember if you die before your life expectancy, 50% of the remaining benefits go to your beneficiary and the other 50% to the feds. Another windfall of tax revenue.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

Eyeing Your Pension, Wall Street Journal, pub 10/23/2008
State Pension Plans Face $1 Trillion Shortfall, Huffington Post, pub 3/16/2010
Hidden Pension Fiasco May Foment Another $1 Trillion Bailout, Bloomberg, pub 3/3/2009
Government Workers Feel No Economic Pain, The Washington Times, pub 3/11/2010

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

Little of this bailout will matter to readers of the Retirement Trap. Like all American's you'll be forced into making Automatic IRA contributions just like you do to Social Security but without the income caps. There will be no way out of this. Hopefully though you will have amassed major profits during the crisis and market closure, the funds will already have been taxed (unless IRA's are exempted) and you'll be looking at additional profits when the dollar and treasury obligations tank before, during and after the coming bankruptcy of America.


We have no way of knowing when the stock market will collapse but we know the bailout of retirement plans will quickly follow that collapse by necessity in order to trigger a massive revenue infusion to support the Washington federal government.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Massive Revenue Generator - The bailout to pre-crash levels provides Washington the means to recoup the potential loss of revenues from the market crash immediately as participants to take the Feds up on this offer will have to pay taxes on the new funding bringing their accounts back to even before the crash.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 8 (The Trap Slams Shut and Confiscation Begins!)

Now most retirement plans will have been looted and the funds handled by the government. You’ve lost maybe 40% of your assets already in taxes but like a Roth IRA, the government promises to let you withdraw the funds tax-free over your life expectancy. Should you trust Washington? Only if you're an idiot willing to give your hard-earned retirement savings to corrupt politicians.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

Democrats’ Plan to Confiscate Retirement Accounts Sends Panic , from Early Retirement Report, pub 11/11/2008

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

Private retirement plans and tax-deferred growth and deductions for contributions will become just a footnote in history. The private retirement system will have been replaced by a mandatory government plan, sort of a second level of Social Security. At least Washington promises you'll receive your Social Security and Automatic IRA benefit from your earlier retirement plans over your life expectancy. The question is will Washington keep this promise after breaking all the others? No! The looting of productive working Americans will just continue but at a faster pace.


All we know for sure is total dependence on a government retirement program will follow the bailout which will follow an earlier market crash.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Substantial Revenue For Washington - Since all of the qualified retirement funds will have gone to fund the retirement for government and union employees, this is quite a savings to unions and the different government entities.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 9 The Real Crisis

The next crisis is a final run on Treasury obligations and the dollar. Much of the treasury debt not purchased by the Federal Reserve will likely be bought by the Social Security administration or a similar quasi government agency which will manage most of your automatic IRA and mandatory retirement plan. There will be some minor dregs of money allowed out to private managers and favored investment firms but the majority of your former qualified retirement funds and IRA assets will be controlled by the government. The former private retirement funds of Americans in the private sector will have become a "slush fund" for the politicians and Washington bureaucrats to use in maintaining their hold over productive Americans working in the private sector.

Like the hundreds of thousands of Germans under Hitler who paid money to the government weekly for a future purchase of a car - the Volkswagen or the People's Car. There the fortunes of war and military defeat meant all the contributions were lost in the war effort. The same thing will happen to the promised government retirement program now starting with the automatic IRA which Washington will later in an economic crisis transfer your existing retirement plan assets into following a real or manufactured market crash.

But this isn't the end of the retirement story for most Americans. There will be one last massive theft and Washington looting expedition targeting the promised but not guaranteed Social Security benefits of all productive Americans but the very poor and favored government "special interest" groups. This is where tens of millions of middle and upper income Americans will find their future Social Security benefits stolen through "means testing" and looted to buy more time for the political elites and favored bureaucrats who will continue to rule over us and steal the results of our productive labor until the final days of the Washington Empire.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

U.S., U.K. Move Closer to Losing Rating, Moody’s Says Bloomberg pub. 3/15/2010
China Trims Holdings of Treasury Securities - My Way, pub 3/15/2010

Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

Many Retirement Trap readers will be protected from the "means testing" theft of their Social Security benefits because substantial existing retirement assets may well be the criteria for losing promised Social Security benefits.


Anytime from 1 - 10 years. The coming worldwide run on Washington's treasury debt obligations could happen anytime from today to a decade in the future. It depends on our AAA credit rating and when the debt is downgraded, or when China decides to sell treasuries, or Arab bondholders retaliating in a Middle East conflict, the threat is real and the scenarios are endless.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Lower Government Revenues - A worldwide run on US treasury obligations and the dollar will be an economic Armageddon for Americans trusting Washington and Wall Street but the investment profit event of a lifetime for others investing in gold, silver and non-dollar denominated real estate, equity markets and currencies like the Swiss franc.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

STEP 10 (Crisis Brings Hyperinflation and Means Testing Out of Social Security) Forces Successful Americans Into Higher Tax Brackets

This will likely be the result as the dollar collapses and much of the government debts are wiped away in the future planned hyperinflation. The much heralded “inflation adjustment” calculations in Social Security and the new mandatory, automatic IRA accounts will not compensate for a future dollar currency collapse and most Americans will be thrown into the highest income tax bracket on any annual income basis as well as annual distributions from their mandatory plans.

“We are now at a point where if the U.S. government taxed Americans 100% of their income, the tax receipts generated would not be enough to balance the budget. Likewise, if the U.S. government cut 100% of its spending including defense, but kept paying Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, we would still have a budget deficit.” – National Inflation Association

Americans with substantial retirement assets which were transferred into the mandatory program will find their required annual benefit distributions are substantially higher than the average worker. These distribution amounts will begin to “means test” them out of their promised Social Security benefits. In addition, their large distributions will then from retirement plans earlier rolled into the mandatory Automatic IRA program will likely also subject them to an excess distribution tax. This will be equal to regular income tax rates so their future distributions will not be tax-free after all even though they will have paid the taxes due with the earlier One Time Bailout opportunity. Most productive Americans with extra retirement benefits will be in the top tax brackets for mandatory IRA distributions as well as "means-tested" out of their earlier promised but not guaranteed Social Security benefits.

Research: (new links will be added as circumstances develop)

US Hyperinflation Possible By Year 2015 - National Inflation Association, pub 3/12/2010
It's Going to Be Inflation Everywhere - CNBC, pub 3/10/2010
Should Social Security Be Subject To Means Testing? - US News & World Report, pub 3/15/2010
Retirement Trap Report Counter Strategies*:

For Americans following the recommendations in the Retirement Trap Report, their retirement funds will have been liquidated and taxed, years before (except for the future required mandatory contributions for all Americans). You should be able to live like a king in the manner you deserve if you've properly invested outside the dollar and US treasury obligations and taken your plan and IRA distributions when advised.

We hope you will help your American friends and family who trusted Washington until it was too late for them because it will be up to all of us to work together and throw off the Washington tyranny which will have bankrupted the American people and our nation.


Again the timing element is difficult to project because the risk of hyperinflation, the global panic to sell and liquidate U.S. Treasury obligations and the dollar.

Revenue Impact For Washington:

Higher Government Revenues & Lower Expenses - Hyperinflation and bracket creep will force all Americans to pay more in taxes while "means testing" middle and upper class Americans out of Social Security will dramatically reduce government expenditures.

*These strategies are explained in detail in the complete Obama Retirement Trap Report. E-mail ron.holland@bfi-consulting.com for a complimentary copy.

This Is Not the End . . .

Is this the end of the story? Americans with substantial private retirement benefits (over $200,000) who transferred into the mandatory plan will find their initial taxes at maybe 40% plus state taxes and the back-end excess distribution taxes will have taken up to 70% of their benefits in constant dollars. In addition Americans with substantial retirement assets will have been "means tested" out of their promised Social Security benefits. Plus hyperinflation could render the purchasing power of guaranteed retirement benefits a fraction of what was expected making the standard of living for Americans who saved well for retirement but trusted the system to be far lower than expected. Welcome to the socialist paradise of America but productive Americans will not remain in this condition for very long!

. . . But Rather The Beginning

This is not really the end of the story but rather hopefully the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the United States of America. It will be time for a new Declaration of Independence and the refounding of the American Dream as was envisioned by our Patriot Founding Fathers almost 250 years ago. Will we learn from our experience? I hope and believe in my heart we will have learned our lesson.

I hope with instant communications and the benefits of capitalism and the free market that we will return to our first national government, The Articles of Confederation. In any case I have confidence in the American people making the best decision for freedom, liberty and limited government once the present chains of control and theft are removed from our nation and people. This is my hope and daily prayer!

Until then I'm flying the Gadsden Flag and warning those who threaten my life and liberty, "Don't Tread On Me." I'm reminded of our original Declaration of Independence, "When in the course of human events..." and waiting for the political revolution which will surely come.

I'm ready. Are you?

- Ron Holland

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Take the following steps to protect your IRA or Retirement Plan

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The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates (Or, I Said THAT?)

From the National Review Online - Monday, March 29, 2010

A Long Post: The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates

By popular demand, a comprehensive list of expired Obama statements...


STATEMENT: “We've got a philosophical difference, which we've debated repeatedly, and that is that Senator Clinton believes the only way to achieve universal health care is to force everybody to purchase it. And my belief is, the reason that people don't have it is not because they don't want it but because they can't afford it.” Barack Obama, speaking at a Democratic presidential debate, February 21, 2008.

EXPIRATION DATE: On March 23, 2010, Obama signed the individual mandate into law.


STATEMENT: “These negotiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the decisions that are being made.” January 20, 2008, and seven other times.

EXPIRATION DATE: Throughout the summer, fall, and winter of 2009 and 2010; when John McCain asked about it during the health care summit February 26, Obama dismissed the issue by declaring, “the campaign is over, John.”


STATEMENT: “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.” (multiple times on the campaign trail)

EXPIRATION DATE: Broken multiple times, including the raised taxes on tobacco, a new tax on indoor tanning salons, but most prominently on February 11, 2010: “President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.”


STATEMENT: Then-Senator Obama declared that a recess appointment is “damaged goods” and has “less credibility” than a normal appointment. August 25, 2005.

EXPIRATION DATE: March 27, 2010: “If, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis.”


STATEMENT: “We need tougher border security, and a renewed focus on busting up gangs and traffickers crossing our border. . . . That begins at home, with comprehensive immigration reform. That means securing our border and passing tough employer enforcement laws.” then-candidate Obama, discussing the need for border security, speaking in Miami on May 23, 2008:

EXPIRATION DATE: March 17, 2010: The Obama administration halted new work on a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday, diverting $50 million in planned economic stimulus funds for the project to other purposes.


STATEMENT: Executive Order stating, "The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order." January 22, 2009.

EXPIRATION DATE: November 19, 2009: "Guantánamo, we had a specific deadline that was missed."


STATEMENT: “Somebody like Khalid Sheik Mohammad is gonna get basically, a full military trial with all the bells and whistles.” September 27, 2006

EXPIRATION DATE: Ongoing. “President Obama is planning to insert himself into the debate about where to try the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, three administration officials said Thursday, signaling a recognition that the administration had mishandled the process and triggered a political backlash. Obama initially had asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to choose the site of the trial in an effort to maintain an independent Justice Department. But the White House has been taken aback by the intense criticism from political opponents and local officials of Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian courtroom in New York.”


STATEMENT: “We will launch a sweeping effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.” – President Obama, January 28, 2009

EXPIRATION DATE: “More than two months after some of the funds were released, [Recovery.gov] offers little detail on where the money is going… The government [spent] $84 million on a website that doesn't have a search function, when its purpose is to ‘root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government.’” April 2, 2009

Eighteen [promises] from his first 100 days:

1. "As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide."

2. "I will make sure that we renegotiate [NAFTA]."

3. Opposed a Colombian Free Trade Agreement because advocates ignore that "labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis."

4. "Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut."

5. "If we see money being misspent, we're going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it."

6. "Yesterday, Jim, the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off."

7. "I want to go line by line through every item in the Federal budget and eliminate programs that don't work, and make sure that those that do work work better and cheaper."

8. "[My plan] will not help speculators who took risky bets on a rising market and bought homes not to live in but to sell."

9. "Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online."

10. "We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress's seniority, rather than the merit of the project."

11. "If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime."

12. "Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe the United States has to be frank with the Chinese about such failings and will press them to respect human rights."

13. "We must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights."

14. "Lobbyists won’t work in my White House!"

15. "The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result."

16. "I'll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we'll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills."

17. "Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days." Obama is 1-for-11 on this promise so far.

18. A special one on the 100th day, "the first thing I'd do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing I'd do."

And a list from of promises that expired during the campaign:

Monday, November 03, 2008


STATEMENT: “Based on the conversations we’ve had internally as well as external reports, we believe that you can get one to two brigades out a month. At that pace, the forces would be out in approximately 16 months from the time that we began. That would be the time frame that I would be setting up,” Obama to the New York Times, November 1, 2007

EXPIRATION DATE: March 7, 2008: Obama foreign policy adviser Samantha Power, to the BBC: “You can’t make a commitment in whatever month we’re in now, in March of 2008 about what circumstances are gonna be like in Jan. 2009. We can’t even tell what Bush is up to in terms of troop pauses and so forth. He will of course not rely upon some plan that he’s crafted as a presidential candidate or as a US senator.”

Also: July 3, 2008: "My 16-month timeline, if you examine everything I've said, was always premised on making sure our troops were safe," Obama told reporters as his campaign plane landed in North Dakota. "And my guiding approach continues to be that we've got to make sure that our troops are safe, and that Iraq is stable. And I'm going to continue to gather information to find out whether those conditions still hold."

STATEMENT: On June 14, Obama foreign policy adviser Susan Rice called the RNC’s argument that Obama needed to go to Iraq to get a firsthand look "complete garbage."

EXPIRATION DATE: On June 16, Obama announced he would go to Iraq and Afghanistan “so he can see first hand the progress of the wars he would inherit if he's elected president.”


STATEMENT: May 16, 2008: "If John McCain wants to meet me, anywhere, anytime to have a debate about our respective policies in Iraq, Iran, the Middle East or around the world that is a conversation I’m happy to have."

EXPIRATION DATE: June 13, 2008: Obama campaign manager David Plouffe: “Barack Obama offered to meet John McCain at five joint appearances between now and Election Day—the three traditional debates plus a joint town hall on the economy in July [on the Fourth of July] and an in-depth debate on foreign policy in August.”


STATEMENT: “We can, then, more effectively deal with what I consider to be one of the greatest threats to the United States, to Israel, and world peace, and that is Iran,” Obama speaking to American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Chicago, March 5, 2007

EXPIRATION DATE: “Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny...They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us.” – May 20, 2008

STATEMENT: Question at the YouTube debate, as the video depicted leaders of the countries, including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea?....."

"I would," Obama answered. July 27, 2007

EXPIRATION DATE: May 10, 2008: Susan E. Rice, a former State Department and National Security Council official who is a foreign policy adviser to the Democratic candidate: “But nobody said he would initiate contacts at the presidential level; that requires due preparation and advance work.”


STATEMENT: "I could no more disown Jeremiah Wright than I could disown my own grandmother."

—Barack Obama, March 18, 2008

EXPIRATION DATE: on April 28, 2008, cut all ties to Wright, declaring, “based on his remarks yesterday, well, I may not know him as well as I thought.”

STATEMENT: Obama said that his church, “Trinity United "embodies the black community in its entirety" and that his church was being caricatured on March 18, 2008.

EXPIRATION DATE: On May 31, 2008, Obama resigned his membership at Trinity United Church.


STATEMENT: Criticism of running mate vetter Jim Johnson loan from Countrywide was "a game" and that his vice-presidential vetting team “aren’t folks who are working for me.” June 10, 2008

EXPIRATION DATE: June 11, 2008, when Obama accepted Johnson's resignation.

STATEMENT: Obama spokesman Bill Burton on October 24, 2007: “To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.”

EXPIRATION DATE: June 20, 2008: “Given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as president, I will carefully monitor the program.”


STATEMENT: “I am not a nuclear energy proponent.” Barack Obama, December 30, 2007

EXPIRATION DATE: The above statement actually was the expiration date for his previous position, “I actually think we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix,” expressed on July 23, 2007; the above statement expired when he told Democratic governors he thought it is “worth investigating its further development” on June 20, 2008.

STATEMENT: Tim Russert:: Senator Obama . . . Simple question: Will you, as president, say to Canada and Mexico, "This has not worked for us; we are out"?

Obama: “I will make sure that we renegotiate, in the same way that Senator Clinton talked about. And I think actually Senator Clinton's answer on this one is right. I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labor and environmental standards that are enforced. And that is not what has been happening so far.” February 23, 2008

EXPIRATION DATE: June 18, 2008, Fortune magazine: “Sometimes during campaigns the rhetoric gets overheated and amplified,” he conceded, after I reminded him that he had called NAFTA "devastating" and "a big mistake," despite nonpartisan studies concluding that the trade zone has had a mild, positive effect on the U.S. economy.

Does that mean his rhetoric was overheated and amplified? "Politicians are always guilty of that, and I don't exempt myself," he answered.

"I'm not a big believer in doing things unilaterally," Obama said. "I'm a big believer in opening up a dialogue and figuring out how we can make this work for all people."


STATEMENT: “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election.” Also, a Common Cause questionnaire dated November 27, 2007, asked “If you are nominated for President in 2008 and your major opponents agree to forgo private funding in the general election campaign, will you participate in the presidential public financing system?”, Obama checked, “Yes.”

EXPIRATION DATE: June 19, 2008: Obama announced he would not participate in the presidential public financing system.

STATEMENT: “What I’ve said is, at the point where I'm the nominee, at the point where it's appropriate, I will sit down with John McCain and make sure that we have a system that works for everybody.”Obama to Tim Russert, Febuary 27.

EXPIRATION DATE: When Obama announced his decision to break his public financing pledge June 19, no meeting between the Democratic nominee and McCain had occurred.


STATEMENT: “I probably would not have supported the federal legislation [to overhaul welfare], because I think it had some problems." Obama on the floor of the Illinois Senate, May 31, 1997

EXPIRATION DATE: April 11, 2008: Asked if he would have vetoed the 1996 law, Mr. Obama said, “I won’t second guess President Clinton for signing” it. Obama to the New York Times.


STATEMENT: "Barack Obama has always believed that same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights under the law, and he will continue to fight for civil unions as president. He respects the decision of the California Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their own decisions when it comes to the issue of marriage.” – campaign spokesman, May 5, 2008

EXPIRATION DATE: June 29, 2008: “I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states… Finally, I want to congratulate all of you who have shown your love for each other by getting married these last few weeks.” — letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club


STATEMENT: "Now, I don't think that 'mental distress' qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term." – Interview with Relevant magazine, July 1, 2008

EXPIRATION DATE: July 5, 2008: “My only point is that in an area like partial-birth abortion having a mental, having a health exception can be defined rigorously. It can be defined through physical health, It can be defined by serious clinical mental-health diseases.” statement to reporters.


STATEMENT: "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." — speech before AIPAC, June 4, 2008

EXPIRATION DATE: June 6, 2008: "Jerusalem is a final status issue, which means it has to be negotiated between the two parties" as part of "an agreement that they both can live with." – an Obama adviser clarifying his remarks to the Jerusalem Post.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Health Care Protester Using the N Word?? Evidence to the Contrary

Michelle Malkin posted an article by Doug Powers where he discusses the "slinging racial slurs" which allegedly occurred while members of the Congressional Black Caucus were walking to the US Capitol. He then links to Andrew Breitbart's article where Andrew is offering a $10,000 contribution to the United Negro Fund if Rep. Lewis can produce verifiable video evidence showing that a single racial epithet was hurled, or if he will pass a simple lie detector test.  Here is the first portion of Doug's article:

Prove a Health Care Protester Used the N-Word, Win $10,000

By Doug Powers • March 25, 2010 11:11 PM

If you listened to Democrats such as John Lewis and James Clyburn, along with many “uninquisitive-even-for-them” members of the mainstream media, the protests at the US Capitol over the weekend were fraught with Obamacare protesters slinging racial slurs.

The allegations were terrible, and those putting them forth them seemed horrified. Something Lewis and Clyburn had going in their favor, at least from my perspective, was benefit of the doubt. I mean, these are men who proudly serve in the political party that is fully open, accepting and comfortable with the idea of a former member of the Ku Klux Klan being third in line to the presidency — a level of inclusiveness the GOP is not yet progressive enough to embrace — so their tolerance level is clearly high. However, every man has his partisan breaking point, even if it may or may not be fictional.

There’s only one problem with these racial slur claims: Nobody has been able to prove any of it ever happened, not that it’s stopping the media from continuing to report the stories as fact based on nothing but hearsay and tea partier stereotypes (gross generalizations are still in vogue when applied to the “right” people).

He goes on to cite Andrew Breitbart's article which I will include in its entirety:

2010: A Race Odyssey — Disproving a Negative for Cash Prizes or, How the Civil Rights Movement Jumped the Shark

by Andrew Breitbart

Posted Mar 25th 2010 at 8:44 am

As I have said over and over and over, the left has one trick that it will use again and again when its back is in the corner: shout ‘racist’ in a crowded country.

On Saturday, during the peaceful and patriotic tea party protest at the Capitol, the Democrats staged a series of symbolic acts meant to manipulate the media to do its bidding. The Congressional Black Caucus pulled the Selma card and chose to walk through the crowd in the hopes of creating a YouTube incident. This is what it looked like:

and this:

[Note:  Hot Air Pundit also has a comment which notes that this video also shows Rep. Jesse Jackson with 2 cameras recording the entire walk from across the street. Keep your eye on Jackson..]

There is no reason in 21st century America on an issue that is not a black or white or a civil rights issue to have a bloc of black people walk slowly through a mostly white crowd to make a racial point. The walk in and of itself — with two of the participants holding their handheld cameras above their heads hoping to document “proof” — was an act of racism meant to create a contrast between the tea party crowd and themselves.

This is the same failed symbolism that Janeane Garofalo and MSNBC have been trying to implant for the last year. The only supposed evidence of white-on-black racism at a tea party that MSNBC was able to find was a man carrying a gun at an Arizona Obama rally. But, wait, MSNBC cut off the man’s head with a photo editing software. That Second Amendment fan was actually black. Never mind.

Saturday’s “never mind” moment will live in infamy as the Congressional Black Caucus claimed the N-word was hurled 15 times. YouTube video shows that at least two of the men in the procession were carrying video cameras and holding them above the crowd. They have not come forth with evidence to show that even one person hurled the vile racist epithet. The video also shows no head movement one way or another. Wouldn’t the N-word provoke a head turn or two? Is it really possible that in 2010, in a crowd of 30 or 40 thousand people — at the center of a once-in-a-lifetime media circus — not one person’s flipphone, Blackberry, video recorder or a network feed caught a single incident? And if not, then at least someone could have found an honest tea partier to act as an eyewitness — or the Congressional Black Caucus would have confronted the culprit(s). If that had happened, there would be an investigation to see if the perpetrator was a left-wing plant.

Let’s remember that Nancy Pelosi followed this procession with a “perp walk” of her own, as she carried the giant gavel that hammered down the passage of Medicare in 1965 to its rendezvous with destiny. Does any rational person seriously believe that the Capitol Police or her security people would have let the Speaker of the House — second in line of succession to the presidency, right after the Vice President — walk into danger as alleged by the Congressional Black Caucus? Please.
That’s how much the Democrats need a racist Tea Party moment. To stop it in its tracks. That’s why on Saturday they used the Congressional Black Caucus to try to manufacture the false appearance of one. And when they didn’t get it, they did what they always do: they lied.

Alinsky taught them well: the ends justify the means. And that’s how the Democrats play. They love using black people as symbols of oppression. They love to use them for staged rallies, staged walks and staged protests. It’s why they fought so hard to keep the heavily minority ACORN alive. They were the portable army that would cry racism in front of your place of business until the company paid them off to go away.

Haven’t we had enough? Are we going to allow the left to use its despicable acts of lies and intimidation to shut up legitimate dissent on a subject that has nothing to do with race? Are we going to allow the professional race hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to continue their shakedown rackets — so memorably exposed by Shelby Steele in his book White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promised of the Civil Rights Era?

If we let them get away with Saturday’s stunt — using the imagery of the Civil Rights era and hurtful lies to cast aspersions upon the tea party whole — then they really will have won the day.

It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.

And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media — those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation — must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they don’t. If they did, you’d have seen it by now.


Rep. Lewis, if you can’t do that, I’ll give him a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, or you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

One More Post Tonight-Obama has Awakened a Sleeping Nation

Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation

by Gary Hubbell in the Aspen Times Weekly
Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America's future. He is the best thing ever.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America's resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America.

Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips — they've gotten off the fence. They've woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.

Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the America that was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world. Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy. Our children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special, while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics and literacy.

Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms. Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and “disabilities.” Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry yet again. Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors, contractors and business people with dubious torts.

We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.

But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest.

In the time of Barack Obama, Black Panther members stand outside polling places in black commando uniforms, slapping truncheons into their palms. ACORN — a taxpayer-supported organization — is given a role in taking the census, even after its members were caught on tape offering advice to set up child prostitution rings. A former Communist is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to the president. Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union — whose contracts are completely insupportable in any economic sense — is rewarded with a stake in the company. Government bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support. Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers. And, despite overwhelming public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.

I don't know about you, but the other day I was at the courthouse doing some business, and I stepped into the court clerk's office and changed my voter affiliation from “Independent” to “Republican.” I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we can no longer be the world's policeman and dole out billions in aid to countries whose citizens seek to harm us.

Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured. Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 years — the Constitution. Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track. And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama.

Gary Hubbell is a hunter, rancher, and former hunting and fly-fishing guide. Gary works as a Colorado ranch real estate broker. He can be reached through his website, aspenranchrealestate.com.

Bill Ayers/Obama, Silver Violations, Obama's Private Army, Social Justice, WH War on Automobiles

I began the morning glancing at the headline in the Casper Star-Tribune touting that Bill Ayers, "former domestic terrorist has become respected academic," would be delivering a lecture at UW on "Trudge toward Freedom:  Moral Commitment and Ethical Action."

Excuse me, but the Revolutionary War and the Constitution set up the freedoms we have enjoyed until the progressives have begun stripping them away.  We are "trudging" towards socialism, although lately it seems we have being hurled at lightning speeds in that direction.

The article went on to state that "...McCain's presidential campaign tried to highlight Ayers' ties to then-presidential nominee Barack Obama. The two lived in the same neighborhood in Chicago's South Side, once worked on the same charity board, and Ayers hosted a small meet-the-candidate event for Obama in 1995."

A charity board....interesting name for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a project which spent millions of dollars and did not increase the scores of Chicago students at all compared to students who were not accessing the CAC dollars.

During that time period I had found an article which specifies the actual scores and dollars spent, but I am unable to locate it at this time.

One article which talks about the relationship between Ayers and Obama is located here in an October 7, 2008 article :

As I was looking for my old link (unfortunately, I deleted many of the links I had accumulated from September, 2008 to January, 2009), I stumbled onto 2 headlines about JP Morgan - one about JP Morgan's manipulation of the silver markets (3/25/10):

and JP Morgan and UBS are named by the US Justice Dept as Conspirators (3/26/10):

Still looking around for the CAC information, I stumbled onto Alex Jones' website, http://www.infowars.com/, and found this article from 3/27/10:

This article cites the specific area of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act which establishes the Comissioned Corps and Ready Reserve Corps (I wonder if he pronounces the "s" on Corps like he did the Marine Corpsman?).

This corps will have Commissioned Officers which will be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General!!

In addition, not reading the bill before voting it in has caused a slight problem - Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiect of his health care remake - but guess what???

The bill does NOT accomplish this, so administration officials are now scrambling.

Are you dizzy yet?

To further hurt our economy, the New York Times had an article yesterday concerning Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a "...“major policy revision” that aims to give bicycling and walking the same policy and economic consideration as driving."

Doesn't this make you feel all warm and fuzzy?  It goes on to say:

“Today I want to announce a sea change,” he wrote on his blog last week. “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized.”

My favorite website, http://www.colony14.net/, which updates constantly (even adding another link while I was composing and researching this one), has a link to:

Don Fredrick, author of the http://www.colony14.net/ website, labels this link on his website as "Obama's 2012 Commemorative Address."

I am just touching on just a few of the areas I have found this morning, and Obama's reach over all of our economy could very well lead to this address becoming reality, rather than a farcical piece of journalism.

Bill Ayers on the UW campus, and their having a Social Justice Research Center was enough to get me started....and I found an excellent article at the Heritage Foundation website which goes into great detail as the beginnings of the usage of the phrase, and what has occurred over the years.

In the Abstract of this article, it states:

Abstract:  For its proponents, "social justice" is usually undefined. Originally a Catholic term, first used about 1840 for a new kind of virtue (or habit) necessary for post-agrarian societies, the term has been bent by secular "progressive" thinkers to mean uniform state distribution of society's advantages and disadvantages. Social justice is really the capacity to organize with others to accomplish ends that benefit the whole community. If people are to live free of state control, they must possess this new virtue of cooperation and association. This is one of the great skills of Americans and, ultimately, the best defense against statism.

I ask you - why does the University of Wyoming allow a privately funded center focusing on "uniform state distribution" on its campus?  Is this not opposed to the fundamentals of our Constitution?

Are the students on campus working towards degrees to enable them to live better lives, working hard to support their families and enjoy the freedoms this country has (had??), or are they working to earn money to have it confiscated by the state for redistribution?

I have spent the last 5 hours researching all of this information, one link leading to another, and in the meantime, The 912 Project.US posted an article related to the Transportation Director's policy reversal ending the favoring of motorized vehicles.

Since you need to become a member of http://www.the912project.com/ (which is very easy to accomplish), I will post the essence of the article here.  I remember watching the commercial during the Super Bowl that the article refers to, and I was extremely offended by it.

White House War on Automobiles?

Posted by Jared Law on March 27, 2010 at 9:58am in Executive Branch Watch

So the Obama administration seems intent upon transforming us into something resembling China: a place where the vast majority are oppressed, where bicycles vastly outnumber automobiles, where the powerful communist regime exercises total control over our lives, even limiting the number of children born (with Obamacare, it's only a matter of time, since delivering babies is expensive, and Obama has surrounded himself with extremists, some of which believe in population control and eugenics).

Except here, the Green Police continue to attempt to enforce their vision of a zero-human impact environment.

Glenn Beck has been telling us over and over that soon we won't recognize the America we're left with now that the extremists have had over a year to "fundamentally transform" America, and boy was he right!

Just imagine transporting back in time to the spring of 2008 and telling everybody all that Obama was planning to do. People would think you were nuts.

Remember the "Green Police" advertisement by Audi during the Super Bowl? If you don't, here it is, to refresh your memory (unable to post video on this blog but link is in previous sentence)

Now extrapolate that sort of Orwellian control to an America where the Automobile is just as hated as incandescent light bulbs. In other words, sorry Audi. You're expendable. Heck, only GM and Chrysler are authorized now, since the Government owns them.

I hope this story motivates us all to to STEP OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONES and GO DOOR TO DOOR IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, where we know people (or should, anyway), and to talk to them.

How many of them think they're alone, but they agree with us? If you were in their shoes, wouldn't you want someone to come and let you know that we're already organizing a response to take back America? How many of your friends, relatives, co-workers, church congregation members, and other peers feel the same way? Do they ALL know your views? Isn't it about time to make sure they all do?

 Does this make it clear, to everyone with ears to hear, how CRITICAL the elections are this November?

PLEASE walk your neighborhood. Please talk to your friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, church congregation members, etc. and INVITE THEM to join us. Get them to read The 5,000 Year Leap. Get them to read A Patriot's History of the United States. Same with Glenn Beck's Common Sense. And don't forget The Real George Washington, Liberal Fascism, and the other books Glenn has recommended.

Identify those who will listen. Recruit them. Educate them. Organize them. INVITE THEM to join us. And in your local conventions/primaries/elections this year, turn them out, every last one of them, to the ballot box! Remember, we have well over 34,000 members nationwide on this social network alone. If every one of us recruited three dozen new people, we'd have 1.2 MILLION members. Glenn Beck says that 9.12'ers total over a million already. If every one of them got three dozen, we'd have enough people to counter ANYTHING ACORN/SEIU could throw at us. If everybody in Glenn's media footprint, about 30 Million, just helped awaken three people, we'd have 90 Million. That's more than enough to win a 50-state landslide in 2012. LET'S DO OUR PART!

Organize your voting precinct, outside of the Party of your choice, but also participate in the party of your choice!

And PLEASE stay away from a third party UNLESS they are LIKELY to win, and they're Constitutionalists! If not, take over your local Republican Party.

Remember, WE WILL BE THE KEY! We MUST restore America, and it MUST begin with you and I. We MUST get it done, THIS YEAR!

Please PRAY FOR AMERICA! We MUST get organized LOCALLY, YOU must organize YOUR voting precinct. It's up to YOU to ensure the election isn't stolen at YOUR PRECINCT BALLOT BOX/VOTING MACHINES THIS NOVEMBER!

5 hours later, I must finally get to work on real Saturday tasks.  I am taking advantage of a Christmas gift at 5 pm today - a massage.  I will try to forget about the issues here and relax, but it is difficult as many of you know.

Hopefully, these links will spur action in many of you, and if you find any further articles I can use, do not hesitate to contact me at dlemma@aol.com.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Obama's Plan to Steal the Next Election

I am not endorsing this product for purchase; however, the description of articles in this particular magazine gives interesting facts about what Obama and the Democratic machine is planning to do to steal the November 2010 elections.  It seemed comprehensive enough to share this basic information here.

March 2010 – STEALING THE NEXT ELECTION: Amnesty, universal voter registration, felons voting, operatives planted: Team Obama's strategy for maintaining permanent power.

With tens of millions of Americas furious at Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi for unconstitutionally forcing socialized medicine down their throats, and with congressional Democrats in danger of massive electoral losses this November, one giant question looms large for Team Obama: How to stay in power despite plummeting voter support?
The answer to that question can be found in the groundbreaking March issue of Whistleblower magazine, titled "STEALING THE NEXT ELECTION."

This game-changing special report is summarized in its long subtitle: "Amnesty, universal voter registration, felons voting, operatives planted: Team Obama's strategy for maintaining permanent power."

"The people currently running the show in Washington," said Whistleblower Editor David Kupelian, "come from the radical leftist world of Saul Alinsky in which everything they do – no matter how unethical, corrupt and flat-out illegal – is morally justified if it advances their agenda. Winning votes and elections by any means possible is their stock in trade."

"STEALING THE NEXT ELECTION" surveys the various stratagems the far left is currently developing to consolidate power in the U.S. long-term. The list includes:

Universal voter registration: Now being secretly prepared by at least two prominent members of Congress, this is essentially a scheme to legalize voter fraud by shifting responsibility for registering to vote from the citizen to the government, meaning people are automatically registered to vote, based on DMV records, income-tax returns, welfare rolls, unemployment lists and other government databases.

Illegal immigrant registration: Since government databases contain names of non-citizens, not to mention mentally incompetent individuals and felons – factors that would ordinarily disqualify a person from voting in most states – universal registration would open the floodgates to fraud. And since many people own property in more than one location and pay taxes to numerous government entities, they would be afforded the opportunity to vote in multiple locations.

Amnesty: Disguised once again by euphemisms like "comprehensive immigration reform," amnesty will create millions of new Democrat voters. As Obama adviser and SEIU executive vice president Eliseo Medina said recently regarding amnesty: "Can you imagine 8 million new voters who care about our issues and will be voting? We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle."

Convicted felons voting: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late last year cleared the way for inmates to vote from prison. The court overturned a Washington state law prohibiting felons from voting until they are released and off parole, arguing state restrictions unfairly penalized minorities since they have a higher incarceration rate. Polls show felons overwhelmingly prefer Democrats.

Planting operatives in America's statehouses: A subversive, Soros-backed group called the Secretary of State Project is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation, from which posts they can help tilt the electoral playing field.

"This is just a taste of the astonishing revelations in March's Whistleblower edition," said Kupelian. "It gets much worse."


"The next big gambit" by Joseph Farah

"Democrats plan to steal the vote" by Chelsea Schilling, who warns, If you thought Obamacare was scary, check out universal registration

"Why Obama wants control of the census" by John Fund, on White House hopes to find "missing" Democratic voters in the 2010 count

"Soros group preparing to steal 2012 election" by Matthew Vadum, who shows Stalin was right in saying, "The people who count the votes decide everything"

"How to lock Democrats in power" by James Simpson, who exposes strategies the party is using to engineer a new electorate

"Voters think ACORN steals elections" – one quarter of Americans believe the disgraced group tied to Obama affected the outcome of the 2008 election

"Obama adviser: Amnesty will ensure 'progressive' rule" by Aaron Klein. Boasts the SEIU executive, "Can you imagine 8 million new voters who care about our issues?"

"The New Black Panthers and the White House" by Hans A. von Spakovsky, who asks, What did the president's men know and when did they know it?

"Is Obama's $789 billion buying votes instead of jobs?" by Drew Zahn, on studies showing "stimulus" funds were spent on Democrats, not unemployment

"Incarcerated felons have right to vote, rules court" by Art Moore, who shows that surveys show prisoners overwhelmingly favor Democrats

"The Democrats' technological thuggery" by Phil Elmore, on violence, abuse, libel, slander and propaganda in the service of power

"Don't progressives like free speech?" by John Stossel, who explains why Democrats recoil as a major electoral advantage bites the dust

"Are Republicans 'due'?" by Thomas Sowell, who warns the fate of America is on the line in this fall's elections

"What states can do to safeguard America's election system" by Hans A. von Spakovsky, who outlines specific actions that will assure the will of legitimate voters prevails

"Time to 'roll back' liberalism" by Ben Shapiro, who explains that perversions of the Constitution are not entrenched forever

"In this issue of Whistleblower, we are blowing the whistle on what could be the biggest political scam in history – one that results in a virtual coup d'etat for America – one from which it unlikely ever to recover," said WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah. "This is an issue you will want to share with your friends. This is information vital to our national security and sovereignty. This is information that might mean the difference between preserving American freedom and losing it forever."

Hang 'Em High: Obama's Disgusting 'Give Them Somebody to Hate' Tactics

As a child, I watched a lot of westerns and cowboy movies. I saw the same scenario in countless films. The sheriff had a prisoner locked up in his jail waiting to stand trial when the judge arrived in the morning. Some loudmouth, convinced the prisoner was guilty, would stand on the steps of the jail house and rally the crowd. His words whipped them into a frenzy, “Let’s drag the no good piece of scum out here and hang him, now!” The angry mob would overrun the sheriff and his deputies, drag out the terrified prisoner who was proclaiming his innocence and pleading for his life and hang him. I was always amazed how people could so easily be manipulated and sheepishly follow one loud mouth.

In his gazillionth, and most recent health care speech, Obama used the same “give ‘em somebody to hate” tactic against the insurance industry. Outrageously displaying behavior unbecoming to the office of the presidency, Mr. Obama, with no holds barred, attempted to make the American people hate, and seek political vengeance against, the insurance industry.

After masterfully portraying them as cruel monsters who only care about profits, President Obama basically said, let’s drag those no good S.O.B insurance companies out and hang them by passing government run health care. And yes, Obama’s ultimate goal is to drive insurance companies out of business. In an earlier speech, Obama admitted it, while warning that it may take ten years or more to get it done:

However, unlike the mind-numbed idiots in the cowboy movies, the American people are wising up to president’s hatemonger tactic. Only those who are still infected with the Obama Night of the Living Dead virus which sends a signal to their brains, “I will support the first black president no matter what”, continue to sheepishly cheer his divisive rhetoric.

There is something of the street bully about Obama and his “give ‘em somebody to hate” tactic. It is not presidential. A scene from the movie, The Untouchables keeps coming to mind. At a board meeting, mobster Al Capone beats a board member to death with a baseball bat for betraying him. No, I am not suggesting in any way that Obama would resort to such violence. All I am saying is there is a Chicago thug vibe surrounding this presidency.

Unquestionably, our president is a bully who uses the bully pulpit of the White House literally. Almost from day one, Obama has stood on the jail house steps (the White House) and attempted to rally the American people into an angry mob against those on his hate list. Let’s drag those evil auto industry CEOs, Wall Street executives, bankers, tea party patriots and Fox News out and string them up!

Remember when Obama so fueled hatred against CEO’s that people were protesting at their homes. Executives feared for the safety of their families. When Obama put out the word to “push back harder” against those who opposed Obama care, black conservative Kenneth Gladney was beaten, sent to the emergency room, by SEIU (Service Employees International Union) thugs for simply selling flags at a town hall meeting.

Even national race relations are fair game and quickly sacrificed on the altar of Obama’s agenda and to make him look good. When 52% of Americans opposed Obama care, the opposition, many of whom who voted for Obama, was suddenly “racist” according to the Obama administration and its sycophant minions in the mainstream liberal media. Again, Obama uses his “give ‘em somebody to hate” tactic. On a Maryland black talk radio show, I heard a black politician say, “I don’t care what those white folks say, we’re gonna get us some health care”. Since when did health care become a racial issue? Thank you Obama, Mr. Great Unifier.

Displaying his uncontrollable instinct to bully, unbelievably Obama used the bully pulpit of his State of the Union Address to attack, embarrass and bully the Supreme Court.

Without precedent, and with his facts wrong, President Obama publicly chastised the court for a ruling with which he disagreed. This prompted Justice Samuel Alito, one of justices in attendance, to silently mouth the words, “That’s not true”, which was caught on camera. Two weeks ago, speaking to a group of law students in Alabama, Chief Justice John Roberts called Obama’s remarks “very troubling.”

Obama’s goal was to make the American people angry at the Supreme Court; always give them somebody to hate. Obama is sending a clear message, mess with me and I will turn the American people against you. Is this the behavior of an honorable leader concerned about the best interest of all Americans? Obama simply cannot help himself. He only knows one way to govern, the Chicago Way.

Knowing what we know about Mr Obama’s lack of character, ego and style, one can only imagine the level of bullying and in-your-face threats that went on behind the scenes to force congressmen and senators to go along with his transforming America health care monstrosity.

Even more outrageous and horrifying, President Obama is bullying us — We The People. Despite millions protesting in Washington DC and polls clearing stating we do not want Obama Care, this man totally ignoredthe Constitution and the will of the people and crammed it down our throats. Obama will pit whatever groups of Americans against each other necessary to further his racial, far-left hijacking of our freedom, liberty and culture agenda.

God help us.