Congratulations To President Barack Hussein Obama

I love Karl Rove but the die is cast even if we squeak out Ohio…

Time to take stock, to take a little time away from politics. I am heartbroken…but that doesn’t mean that I am broken.

I’ve worked for thirty years to get to where I am today and currently the government takes over 50% of what I make. Obama will try to take 2/3 of that now because I am apparently “rich”, leaving me with what I was taking home 10 years ago when things were cheaper and gas was a buck thirty a gallon. If he is successful in his agenda, I will have effectively wasted 10 years of effort and on top of that, my children will start their lives in indentured servitude to the federal government.

This is not the end of America but you can see it from here.

Hang around because even though i want to give up, I don’t have that in me. If you push me, I push back…I’m stubborn that way.

Let’s gather our thoughts, marshal our forces, craft a plan and launch a counterattack. We still have the House, they have the Senate and the Oval Office, so nothing much has really changed. What is about to come is going to require some backbone, some strength, a little blood and sweat…but God delivered the Israelites from the hands of the Egyptians and He will deliver us as well.

God bless you all, thank you for reading our blog, be strong and stay tuned.

Good night.

42 thoughts on “Congratulations To President Barack Hussein Obama

  1. Over 50%? You are either including your state taxes, really, really bad with your money/taxes, or seemingly- both.

    And as I know you stand on the further right edge of the right- I hope your attitude is not representative. I had hoed that no matter who won this would serve as a reality check- that there is a wide divergence of beliefs in this country and that in order to survive- we must return to the *united* states put aside the partisanship and compromise in the interest of all americans.

    But I guess not. Seems like you want to remain with the spoiled child model. I’m taking my ball and going home. If I can’t have my way no one will be happy.

    Sad…

    • Actually you fruitcake, unless you are on the public dole, which you probably are, property taxes (even if you rent, your landlord is pricing these in, so yes, you pay property tax), sales taxes, government fees, payroll tax, state, local and federal income taxes take around 42% of your salary already. If you live in a high tax locale like New York, it can be as much as 75% – today:

      For those Americans earning between $34,500 and $106,000, the real-world middle class tax burden in high-tax locales is 15% + 25% + 5% + 15% + 15% = 75%. Yes, 75%.

      Before you start listing the innumerable caveats and quibbles raised by any discussion of taxes, please hear me out first. Let’s start by defining “taxes” as any fee that is mandated by law or legal necessity. In other words, taxes are what is not optional.

      If we include all taxes, the real-world tax rate is much higher than the “official” income tax rate. These “other taxes” vary from nation to nation. France, for example, has a “television tax.” It is mandatory, and since virtually every household has a TV this operates as a universal tax. The argument that this is “optional” is specious.

      It is a reality check, a reality check that over half of the nation doesn’t understand how bad the national debt really is and that that something that can’t go on forever…won’t. It displays a reality that half of America is, in fact, comfortable with taking money from the other half for no other reason than they can. It displays that you and people like you don’t understand what generations before us have and that is that there is a moral hazard in deciding that you are entitled to other’s property because you can vote it so.

      The reality is that young people, the very ones who are going to have to pay for this “victory” still think that a magic unicorn is going to show up and wipe all the bad thing away – it is sad that they won’t realize it until they are my age and it is too late to do anything about it – by that time, there will be nobody else to confiscate money from.

      In case you didn’t notice, I never said that I was going to take my ball and go home. I’m sure that is what you would like but that won’t happen. We have another chance to change the direction of the government in 2014 when there are mid-term elections.

      Who is Obama going to blame now for the mess he has made worse? He can’t blame his predecessor.

      You won yesterday – but the great thing about America is that, even though the current one thinks he is, we don’t elect kings.

      • I’ve been explaining taxes are that high for a while, actually. However Romney was not going to actually lower them. Other than maintaining the status quo for his tax bracket it’s actually hard to say what he would have done. ( He would have probably outsourced all his decions and foreign policy to China though. 😉 )

        He was just telling you what you wanted to hear because he thought it would get him elected. You can’t put the fox in charge of the hen house. Taxes on the middle class could have already been lowered, and government expenses could be cut by trillions if Repubican’s would have compromisd on any o a hundred opportunities, but they chose to gum up the works and hope more of the blame fell on Obama and the net efect would grant them more power and everything they wanted. That strategy failed.

        They have chosen to spend more and preserve the tax breaks for the suprawealthy and mega-corporations and their lobbyists rather than to pursue what would not only be in their own self-interest but in the interest of the country and their children’s future.

        • Got news for you…when Obamacare goes into full effect, expect the middle class to be hit the hardest. The poor won’t escape unscathed either. The rich will still be able to afford it even if you raise their taxes back to levels during Eisenhower. They will just pay accountants to protect their wealth.

          • You need to stop believing everything you read or see on Conservapedia. The only people really paying much more under Obamacare are the wealthy. The poor get subsidies. The middleclass can keep their existing insurance or have more competitive options in states that opt to build their own exchanges.

            • The poor aren’t going to be getting any subsidies because soon there isn’t going to be any money to pay them. Right now, the rich are busy moving their money around getting it out of harm’s way.

              • Mr. G,

                What you say is true, but there will come a time when the govt. will have to go after their wealth however they can. The hidden trap politicians who seize and hold power by plundering the minority in the name of the majority is that — eventually — they run out of minority to feed to the majority and that majority is left with nothing to eat but their political leaders.

            • How is cutting 500 billion dollars from Medicaid going to help cut costs for the poor? How are skyrocketing insurance premiums (that were supposed to go down) going to allow the Middle Class to keep their insurance providers? The Middle Class is going to be decimated and that will swell the ranks of the poor. If we cant take care of the poor now, what are we going to do when the number of impoverished is multiple times higher? The only people that are ok under Obamacare are the rich (politburo).
              Oh and btw, I’m not sure what conservapedia is, but those are all facts from the 2000+ page document that no one read

              • I assume that your questions are rhetorical because you and I both know that Obamacare cuts nothing in costs, it actually adds to them as the CBO has shown over and over with their projections that show it costing 3X what was initially stated. You and I both know that all it does is collects tax money to pay for people who aren’t going to pay. It is redistribution writ large. They love to talk about how it makes society better but the UK has had socialized healthcare for 60 years and the population is no more healthy than we are nor is their economy any stronger.

                • Completely rhetorical, if not outright fallacious. I have an article posted from a couple weeks ago about 1.8 TRILLION dollar YEARLY price tag instead of a decrease in cost like they initially predicted. Oy vey, what a day 😦

              • Where is this 2000+ page document containing nothing but facts like:

                >>How is cutting 500 billion dollars from Medicaid going to help cut costs for the poor?
                >>How are skyrocketing insurance premiums (that were supposed to go down) going to allow the Middle Class to keep their >>insurance providers?
                >>The Middle Class is going to be decimated and that will swell the ranks of the poor.
                >>If we cant take care of the poor now, what are we going to do when the number of impoverished is multiple times higher?
                >.The only people that are ok under Obamacare are the rich (politburo).

                That is your entire post before your claim. Please point me to the “fact(s)” that I might be enlightened. By your bold sagacious argument those are all factual statements (although most of them end in question marks) that are contained in a 2000+ page document no one has read. That would seem to imply you, yourself, had not read it, and that you could not be pointing to anything specific in the document. Very curious, but eagerly await your response.

            • “The middleclass can keep their existing insurance”

              Wrong again. I have spent the day speaking with physicians, and small business owners both here, and in Panama City. All of them are average Americans, and so it would be safe to assume they have an average American response.

              Six of ten small business owners I know personally (even one that is a liberal that owns a janitor service in PC) has stated that effective prior to open enrollment next year, their employees will be reduced to a part-time status; 3 months prior to the implementation of . None are planning to carry private insurance after that point.

              In PC, you guys lost one ER doctor to early retirement, and the consensus there is another 20-30% of your local physicians will follow. In discussions at the AMA forums, that number is expected to be nationally around 35%. There is a gag between this generation of physicians, and the older crew of about 16 years. With the older MDs retiring, and the younger ones following suit, the impact to professional care will be that ARNPs and PAs will have to attempt to fill that gap. And while most are highly competent practitioners, most are not capable of handling complex disease processes, or multi-system failures with the same skill as a Physician … no matter what you might have heard.

          • Mr. G,

            They won’t be hit for long. The death panels will handle that. Yes, yes, Obama supporters will proudly point to the healthcare bill and boast proudly” “See, no death panels — YOU LIAR!” And they will be correct. HOWEVER, if you look in the stimulus bill, guess what you will find? Yep, death panels. What’s more, if you read the NY Times editorials, you will find Obama people saying that we actually need death panels, and they even use those exact words.

            And when someone points all of this out, we will be labeled racist, hating liars. Then they will talk to us about the need to reconcile. The problem there is that their definition of “reconcile” is pretty much akin to ISLAM, which means “submit.”

              • Ok, the election is over guys. .Time for a reality check You’re whipping yourselves into a frenzy over your island of make-believe rhetoric.

                This is the problem with Obama supporters and others who reject natural law: they simply do not recognize reality, even when it is as blatant as this:

                Beyond Obamacare

                WE need death panels.

                Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.

                That is from the New York Times’ own web site, it was written by an Obama official and, when you read it, all he is doing is using different words to say what those have warned against and he just admitted:

                Obama will implement death panels.

                And all this re-wording is about is the adherence to Alinsky:using “pretty sounding” words instead of more accurate but harsher sounding terms.

                • Still no death panels B, but i appreciate your civil reply so will respond in kind.

                  The author isn’t suggesting or alluding to anything currently written into law but something he can see being necessary looking at the healthcare system and cost projections through an objective lens. I don’t think that opinion is much different than one most everyone holds, especially fiscal conservatives. In fact, we’ve already historically limited healthcare much more than the author is suggesting we need to consider.

                  At what point does healthcare become too expensive for society to bear the costs? I would imagine Augger would agree that society can’t pay (and shouldn’t) for everyone’s healthcare, regardless of their condition, mitigating behaviour (or lack thereof) or ability to pay.

                  It’s not a comfortable discussion, but throwing around incendiary language about death panels and attributing them to only one group or party for partisan reasons only drives a wedge between people having serious discussion about costs and caps from a federal system. The current system just denies healthcare to a lot of sick people that could be treated with realtively simple treatments – until their illnesses become life threatening, emergency room worthy, and much more expensive for society to treat. Many of these people are not even afforded the benefit of death panels, they simply die on the street, in their beds in pain, or by their own hands in some cases so as not to be a burden on their children.

                  We have hospice and pallitive treatments for a reason. Does it make sense to allow patients access to any treatment they want, regardless of ability to pay or cost to the taxpayers and against the advice of doctors with expertise in those areas? Does it make sense to keep people hooked up to respirators – against their wishes – simply because we can? When clear directives about under what conditions you would want to be kept alive are not outlined those decisions can get handled by insurance companies, hospitals, and courts, instead of by the people. and their private wishes.

                  The reimbursement for end of life decisions in the healthcare act allowed for doctors to be reimbursed if they had these conversations with their patients and allowed their patients to document their decisions. This was not just the right thing to do, but also a potentially cost saving one. There was nothing in the law designed to encourage doctors to persuade patients to pull the plugs on themselves early, but that was were the death panel melodrama was started. When such a benign topic is so tragically mislabled it leads to other crediblity problems and increases education costs about what is, or is not in the law. It scares people unnecessarily, and it costs us all more.

                  I think there are relevant lines of attack and criticism against the healthcare law, but when you manufacture one it makes it very difficult to examine other claims seriously when they come from the same group or people.

                  • CC,

                    He used the term and even said we need them. Then he goes on to frame it in a light that he feels most people will be more willing to accept, but it doesn’t change the net result. If the govt. is in control of a panel of unelected and unaccountable people who can and will determine who gets what care — even to the point of death — and especially if it is based on govt. expenditures as opposed to the individual’s ability to pay — that is a death panel. And make no mistake here, the govt. WILL have to seize control of ALL care-givers at some point, or their system will collapse under its own weight before they are prepared for it to do so, and this will get in the way of even the rich being able to seek private care from their own pocket. Hillary tipped their hand that this is their goal in her original plan, and you can rest assured it is or will soon find its way into Obamacare.

                • “At what point does healthcare become too expensive for society to bear the costs? I would imagine Augger would agree that society can’t pay (and shouldn’t) for everyone’s healthcare, regardless of their condition, mitigating behaviour (or lack thereof) or ability to pay.”

                  I would have … until your boy in the White House said everyone can get free healthcare, and got re-elected on it.

                  Now I say to those of you who re-elected him … pay up suckers. You get the government you deserve.

                • “The current system just denies healthcare to a lot of sick people that could be treated with realtively simple treatments – until their illnesses become life threatening, emergency room worthy, and much more expensive for society to treat.”

                  Wrong again. We treat hang-nails and heart attacks equally …. regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

                • “The reimbursement for end of life decisions in the healthcare act allowed for doctors to be reimbursed if they had these conversations with their patients and allowed their patients to document their decisions”

                  Actually, we are simply being handed guidelines for care … and directed by the Federal Government. It has provisions for penalties should we not follow those guidelines.

                  Anything else you can get wrong tonight? I will keep reading, but honestly, I think I have read enough already.

              • “Death Panels? Ok, the election is over guys. .Time for a reality check You’re whipping yourselves into a frenzy over your island of make-believe rhetoric.”

                “A “tragedy of the commons.”

                Rational common interests and rational individual interests are in conflict. Our failure as a nation to pursue the Triple Aim meets the criteria for what Garrett Harden called a “tragedy of the commons.”8 As in all tragedies of the commons, the great task in policy is not to claim that stakeholders are acting irrationally, but rather to change what is rational for them to do. The stakes are high. Indeed, the Holy Grail of universal coverage in the United States may remain out of reach unless, through rational collective action overriding some individual self-interest, we can reduce per capita costs.” – Donald Berwick (dberwick1@ihi.org)

                That my friends, is a reference to healthcare rationing (aka … death panels).

                Now CCF and others may not know what this means, but as a practitioner, I do.

                Read the whole insane thing here: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/27/3/759.full
                (it’s peer reviewed, and cited)

                • That my friends, is a reference to healthcare rationing (aka … death panels).

                  Oh, I get it. It is stated in “not so plain” English, but even still, if you read it with a simple understanding of the dictionary definition for each word in those lines and then take them at face value, they are saying they have to get costs down by using the imperative of the collective to over rule the self-preservation of the individual.

                  Pretty simple: the collective — as defined by those who control it — is more important than you, me or any individual within it. Otherwise known as…MARXISM! (or the Borg — take your pick)

                • Yes sir Joe, and the very same verbiage appears in the bill itself … just in legalese. They own your body now. They just simply cannot own your soul.

              • CCF, I’ve given what you wrote due consideration and after careful analysis and deep thought, I’m going to have to go with the practicing physician who has read the new law and knows exactly how it will effect Doctors and patients.

        • “compromisd”

          Speaking of comprise (the correct spelling), CCF. What would you have been willing to compromise in order to increase taxes on the rich? What did Obama offer as a compromise in order to increase taxes on the rich?

          Eh, what was that? Sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the tumbleweeds.

          • it was reduced spending at a ratio or 3 or 4 to one. It has been on the table for at least the last 2 years. Turn down the volume on your Glenn Beck TV and you might have heard it. 🙂

          • Augger,

            CCF fell for Obama’s lies — hook, line, sinker AND leader. If CCf had enough sense to look into these supposed “offers” rather than just swallow what he’s fed by the media, he might be aware that the necessary cuts Obama proposed come 10+ years in the future from yet-to-be-named areas of the budget while the increased taxes and spending take place immediately.

            In commoner’s parlance, that’s called the bait-and-switch for suckers.

            • Fortunately there are more of me in my country than there are of you in my country. With the way the demographics are shaping up, you’d best get used to it. 🙂

              FYI, it would probably also help your cause if you could convince your Senatorial candidates to stop talking about raping women and making them carry God’s babies.

              Just a little helpful advice but feel free to ignore it – your ignoring other people has been working out pretty well for me so far.

              • Yeah, you Free Shit Army people. I will admit it. Your wipe my ass attitudes are in fact, a prolific majority.

                Come find me when my money, for your free shit … wears out. 🙂

              • CCF,

                I can’t believe the Party of Senators who murder and make waitress sandwiches out of women is going to give Republicans advice on how their candidates should act. You really do not see your own reflection in the morality mirror, do you?

                • Joe, you’re no more a Republican than I am a Democrat.

                  And i have no earthly idea what you are babbling on about. Fortunately there are just enough voters that are catching on to your BS that I don’t need to care what you think either.

                  Enjoy being the mayor of Loserville. 🙂

  2. Drugs — Obama did not win a mandate last night. The vote was too close for that, my droopy misguided friend of poor mental agility.

    But you are right. The “Free Shit Army” did score a victory last night, and as a person who makes well over the Obama threshold for taxation without representation, I can tell you that it is only going to get worse for you …. as my money runs out.

    Then, I do not want to hear your whining. I expect you, and your Free Shit Army sycophants to sit quietly on your couch, and reflect on what you have done here.

    This time, it is not Bush’s fault. This time it is yours.

    • true, Obama did not, but the Senate did. Most of those senators up for reelection were Democrats and not only did they keep most of those seats they picked up a few too. Thanks Akin, Mourdock and Brown! It didn’t hurt that you defeated Luger yourselves and drove Olympia Snow out of Maine.

      That were nice early Christmas [Holiday] presents. (Wars on Christmas rock!)

      It’s a good thing you guys don’t belive in gun controls, if you did you might stop shooting yourselves in each others feet.

  3. Drugs has no concept of what’s coming. He just sits on his couch smoking his dope and eating his government cheese. Got news for you dude, the cheese is fixin’ to run out.

      • But what you are forgetting Uah, is that your communisim/collectivism BS isn’t accurate.

        You guys say you understand market principals, supply and demand. Republican’s have oversupplied the BS market and now no one is buying the only product they’re selling. Time to diversify their/your portfolio.

        Try a dose of reality once in a while. It might do wonders for your credibility and God might stop sending Hurricanes to disrupt your conventions and election plans. Take the hint from the Big Guy. You’re on the wrong path. Don’t make him split the ground around you and swallow you all up, Old Testament style.

  4. Mr. Smith…. I will no longer explain Sh#t to the mind numbed thieves that when this house of cards that is America falls will look to blame everybody but themselves. After 4 years of showing fact after fact… it’s done. When I put something out it’s for those who still use their brains for something other than a way to keep their skulls from imploding. I’m done trying to bring these folks to the realization that …. their system sucks.

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