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Warner and Webb – What does Virginia Get?

December 23, 2009 6 comments

Open Letter to Senator’s Warner and Webb (formerly Democrats, now secretly representing the New Progressive Communist Party – VA): 

Senators, I apologize for my harsh criticism over the last year.  I wasn’t smart enough to see your secret plan.  But after Louisiana and now Nebraska landed wonderful deals I think I know what you’re doing.  You’re obviously holding out for something even more outrageous and I think I know what it is.  You are holding out so Virginia gets three things out of this (maybe we’ll hear about it at the planned 7am Christmas Eve vote): 

First, I agree with you that we should be able to keep our military bases.  It has been reported that Senator Nelson was threatened by the President that if he did not vote for a health care bill, that Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska would be closed.  We want our military bases to stay in Virginia. Good call to hold out for that one. 

I have to admit that I was really upset when I heard that Nebraska was able to secure free Medicaid forever. That means that the rest of us Americans will be paying for it.  But you guys are being patient and savvy, waiting for the big deal.  I know what you rascals are up to. 

You’re going to tell the President that you will vote for his bill if two more conditions are met. 

First, you’ll tell him that none of the special tax increases for items excluding income apply to Virginia.  That’s right.  We won’t have to pay for any other state’s medical equipment or special fees for eating hamburgers or visiting tanning salons.  Good move… shake him down a bit like he’s used to in Chicago.  Then drop the big ball. 

Tell the President that Virginia’s wants an irrevocable amendment to the Constitution providing a total exclusion from paying anymore social security, Medicare, and federal income taxes – forever.  That’s right; we want a zero tax rate for people and businesses across the state.  Virginia will become the economic epicenter of the world!  You guys are brilliant.  We’ll get jobs, a better economy, and no taxes.  To hell with doing anything for our country, the Senate is teaching us it’s just about doing what’s best for our state, right? 

You have the power now that your two votes are needed.  These guys are really desperate and will do anything.  Like the White House is saying today on the news, let’s do it the way it’s always been done in Congress and leave it to the other states to pay since they are dumb enough to pay for Louisiana and Nebraska.  We know that the bill is unconstitutional, but let’s leave it to the fools in other states who are voting for all this nonsense to pay for it.  Obviously they will.  Or even better, leave it to their kids in their states and generations to come to pay for it (and all those unborn masses we used to call a fetus).  Why should we care, we’ll be living like fat cats in Virginia.  Who cares about the United States anyway? 

You know, I really thought you two were dumb enough to go along with this nonsense until I realized you couldn’t be that stupid and had a secret plan to negotiate for the bigger deal.  Let me apologize once again.  

You fellas are brilliant and I think your plan to hold out for the bigger deal is a good one.  

So, is this really what you’re going after or do you have something even more outrageous in mind? 

Do tell.  Virginians want to know.  Answer the question: What does Virginia Get? 

Oh,… almost forgot… there is one more item.  The next thing you’ll need to do is introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill to keep those pesky Americans from other states from coming across Virginia’s borders for jobs.  I mean, what right will they have to our fantastic economy and health care when we make it better on our own without the federal government interfering?

On a snowy day I sent this email to my U.S. Senator

December 19, 2009 3 comments

Senator Webb,

You are a veteran.  A Marine. And you have agreed to cast votes that violate the U.S. Constitution?  You, Sir, do not have that authority. No one in our country does.

I can understand Senator Warner’s strategy; he’s green and probably banking on having enough time before his next election, hoping people forget… I have to say though; he might be right about that.

I want you to know this has nothing to do with Health Care. It has to do with everything.  For all I know, this could be a law enforcement matter for Constitutional Scholars and the real Supreme Court – the American People.  We are scheduled to begin testifying next November in the voter’s booth.  I expect it to continue for a few years until we’re done – with your reelection.

Remember who you are Marine.  There is still time.  Do the right thing.  Support the Constitution.  Put spending on hold and have hearings.  Put them on TV and the Internet.  Add the meetings to YouTube and Vimeo and every other social networking site.  Pass legislation opening up all doors across the government.  Post blogs and have a dialog with the people.  Hold a national debate about the authority to do the things you’re doing.  I mean, isn’t supporting and defending the Constitution your most important job before anything else?

Please help me understand – are you broken?  Have you lost your mind?  If so, you need to stop serving.  It’s time for you to do something else.

Semper fi,

United States Marine Corps – Retired

Categories: Congress

Take The 2009 Christmas Economy Survey

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Categories: Christmas, Economy

Feds Cost More Than The Private Sector

December 11, 2009 1 comment

Can anyone say National Debt or Recession?  Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession’s first 18 months — and that’s before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.  At the same time, we hear our President and pay czars admonish private sector employees for making too much money.   They do nothing to spark small business growth, and want to raise our taxes sky high.   There is a USA TODAY article in which it is revealed that federal workers earn an average salary of $71,206 vs. $40,331 for private sector employees.  While those numbers are striking, there is more shocking news.   According to the CATO Institute, when benefits are included, federal workers earn far more than those in the private sector and the disparity is growing.   

Federal employee wages surge versus private sector.
Federal employee wages surge versus private sector.
Categories: Government Waste

Congress Sucks!

December 10, 2009 2 comments

First it was the banks, then the car makers, the environment and health care.  Now Washington wants to take over college football.

A House subcommittee approved legislation yesterday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine its national champion.  The legislation bans the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision game as a national championship game unless it results from a playoff.  The legislation would also make it illegal to promote a national championship game “or make a similar representation,” unless it results from a playoff.

For all you idiots out there in America who continue to vote for legislators that waste our dollars regulating every aspect of our life – go find another country.  You don’t care about America – only yourselves and your progressive-liberal-socialist agenda.  You want government to be your daddy?  If so, you are pathetic losers and a threat to our national security.  Maybe you should be identified and hunted down and destroyed.  Can we get a vote on that?

Like many things, people have opinions about college football.  It’s called freedom of speech.  Now Washington thinks it can regulate that too.  What are we doing America?  Doesn’t Congress have more pressing matters, like the economy and jobs to work on?

Let’s take our country back from the Progressive Wacko’s in Washington!

Mark your calendar and vote in 2010.  Let’s throw the bastards out!

Categories: Enterprise 2.0

News – December 6, 2009

December 6, 2009 1 comment

With so much happening sometimes the news is just overwhelming and wears us down so today I’d like to share a few thoughts about the latest news and events.

Categories: News

Great Presidents Believe In People Not Government

December 5, 2009 Leave a comment

 “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”
President Ronald Reagan

 

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

 

“That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.”
President Abraham Lincoln

 

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
President George Washington