American Transformation

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By: Wayne Brown


The President, like many of the miserably failed politicians who populate our federal government, is out on the road touting his vision for the future in America. He cites all the prosperity which Americans have experienced since World War II and gives credit for those experiences to hard work, determination, and opportunity. He points out that those same values still exists today in America but that the country has failed in terms of allowing them to work. On that basis, the President suggests that America needs a new focus and a new nationalism in order that equality can be established and sustained in our society.


The United States of America is in a very unique position today. The nation has a leader in the form of the President who does not believe in the foundations on which America was created. He refers to the Constitution as an “outdated document” and continually looks for methods to circumvent dealing with the requirements of it. He talks of fundamental transformation leaving far too many Americans with the suggestion that he is talking of something which will be better for them. He never says that but he did say a mouthful when running for the highest office in the land when he referred to America as the “greatest country on earth” and beseeched its citizens to help him change it. Therein lays the focus by which he is guided in his efforts.


Those in Washington would like us to believe that the woes we have today are a result of a staggering economy burdened by the misdeeds of the private sector over the past decade. They have kicked the fiscal responsibility can about as far down the road as it will go yet they want to leave their shortcomings on the backs of American businesses and the taxpayer. Never mind the mismanagement of our tax dollars, never mind the Ponzi Scheme politics of Social Security and Medicare, never mind the endless hidden pork barrel legislation, never mind the money laundering to use taxpayer revenue to buy votes, never mind the six-figure salaries and incomparable benefits of their service, never mind their inability to act in an effective problem-solving manner without first considering the political implications of their actions. No, they want us to ignore all of that and continue blaming the private sector in America for our woes as a public.


Our White House is occupied by a man who openly criticizes the values set forth in the Constitution and calls for change. He fills key positions with cronies and friends who openly admit their agreement with the principles of either socialism or communism. His every effort with regard to jobs in the country leads toward funneling money into large labor union operations. He has appointed czars over most every aspect of public life in this country; czars who answer to only him and not our Congressional representation. He has refused to demand a budget since taking office and freely joined into the effort to spend, spend, and spend while Americans watch the debt pile up. He has redoubled the efforts and the focus of the EPA and unleashed it on the American business sector at a time when businesses are just fighting to hang on. He has turned his back on job opportunities for Americans and taken steps to insure that other jobs were held in suppression. In short, this President has been the single greatest obstacle to financial recovery which this country has faced.


Senator Harry Reid has made a mockery of the U.S. Senate. He has thumbed his nose at legislative rules and imposed his will on the body time and again keeping legislation from ever getting to the floor of the Senate for matters of discussion. He has been a prime culprit in ignoring the budget process and made it clear that the House is simply wasting its time attempting to create one. No one individual has ever done so much to remove the legislative checks and balances from the process of governing America.


The same can be said for Representative Nancy Pelosi who used backroom tactics to muscle through healthcare legislation in the dead of night. Her finest hour came when she remarked that “the bill must be passed so we can see what is in it.” This should have been the point at which every American turned to their Representatives and Senators and asked, “Who has read this bill?” Instead, Americans sat mute, members of the House and Senate did likewise, and this woman ran roughshod over the will of the American public and made healthcare an arm of the federal government. In one singular effort, she set the future progress of medicine and medical care in this country on its ear all while doing absolutely nothing to address the one element which has driven healthcare costs through the roof for years….litigation.


Go ahead and add John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to this list as well. They both may be sitting on the right hand side of the political aisle but they will have a very difficult time proving to conservative America that they have accomplished anything of substance since the mid-term elections of 2010. McConnell sees his task as a defensive nose tackle focused only shutting down legislative efforts of the left. He has shown no propensity for discussion or problem-solving…only his political face. Boehner, on the other hand, can be thanked for his efforts on downstream mandatory spending cuts. Now that the Super Commission has admitted failure, those rules may come into play on future spending. Unfortunately, if they do, the first place that money is cut is from the Defense budget…thank you for that Mr. Boehner. We could not reach this level of ineptitude without your help.


This week it was announced that new policies will be applied to all considerations for foreign aid by the United States. Now, any country that is a candidate to receive funds must be on solid ground with the USA in terms of its policies on the treatment of gays and lesbians. Now, I don’t know who the dim bulb was who came up with this policy but one could easily argue that there must be issues of far greater concern with regard to how American taxpayer money is delved out abroad than on the basis of gay rights. Why not use animal rights? Why not civil rights? Why not human rights? What axe does America have to grind in terms of gay rights on a global scale? This is how the majority of Americans want their taxpayer dollars used? This is the focus of America in this day and time?


We have the Obama Administration admitting through Vice President, Joe Biden, that former CEO of MF Global, John Corzine, was their “go to guy” when tough economic questions were faced by the Administration. Corzine, a former Senator and Governor of NJ, recently presided over the revitalization effort at MF Global. That effort ended in a disastrous bankruptcy affecting over $600 million in investor assets. $300 million dollars of that money cannot be accounted for at this point according Corzine’s recent testimony. It seems that Corzine thought that betting his customers assets on the recovery of the European financial market would be a solid move. He, like so many others, apparently does not see that socialism is the cancer behind the financial erosion of Europe. This revelation of Corzine’s poor read of economics might also shed some light on the failure of the economic programs of the Obama Administration.


The people of the USA have a problem. Our elected officials are no longer in touch with the public focus or desires of the people as a majority. Taxpayer money is being squandered in innumerable ways all in the name of capturing votes and sustaining another election cycle successfully. Enormous amounts of money are talked about by politicians like it is the funds to cover next week’s groceries. We also have a band of crooks from the business sector that Washington is more than willing to employ in their money laundering schemes from time to time. Corzine is but one current example.


A billion dollars means nothing to a politician anymore yet could make any single American enormously rich if that luck befell them. Fiscal responsibility flew out the window when the Coo-Coo birds that populate Washington flew into office. We, the people, bear the blame because we have allowed it to happen, in fact, we have facilitated the process. The current crop of politicians in Washington could not be a finer example of the failure of the American public to act responsibly in considering the welfare of the nation when they exercise their vote.


The values which made America great are still viable. The environment in which those values are employed has been undermined and almost destroyed by politicians with other agendas. The Founding Fathers got it right in the first place especially with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They also warned us that the democracy they were creating would require protection and nurturing if it was to survive the long haul. Somewhere along the way, we, as a public, forgot those warnings and became apathetic toward both responsibility and accountability in the public sector. That attitude has thrown the doors of our country wide open to selfishness and greed and now to those who purport Socialism and Communism as a more fitting way of life for the American public. When you understand that fact, you quickly come to understand what President Obama is referring to anytime he mentions the process of fundamental transformation.


The fundamentals of America do not need to be transformed into anything other than what they were in the beginning and are to this day. When those we place in elected office follow the Constitution and the Rule of Law, the fundamental principles of this republic are viable. The checks and balances system of government also begins to work and the limits of the federal government in terms of scope and size are well-defined. Laws are no longer engineered by the courts or by some bureaucrat at his desk but rather within the halls of the legislative branch where that activity rightly and legally belongs. Transforming our society into any other form will bring nothing of value and will most certainly result in a loss of liberty to each and every American citizen who looks to the future with hope.


The time has come for Americans to take their country back. The time has come to re-establish responsible behavior and hold people accountable for their actions. The time has come to bring the focus back to the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the Rule of Law. The time has come to send the message loud and clear that we, the American public, have our eyes wide open and we can see the damage which has been done to this country by insincere and corrupt politicians. The time has come to call a stop to anything that remotely resembles a “fundamental transformation” of the American culture. The time is now and Americans need to stand up and be counted.



©Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.


12/8/2011


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The most guilty culprits of all are the American voters who pay no attention to Washington until November, and then cast their vote based on charm. Remember all those swooning women at Obama events?

Then there are those who vote based on who promises the most largesse. Remember the woman who claimed that Obama would pay for her rent and gasoline?

She has the same right to vote as someone who works for a living.

If a politician robs Peter in order to give it to Paul, guess who Paul will vote for!

Politicians buy votes all the time using taxpayer money, and morons who have no clue have the same right to vote as serious citizens who know the Constitution and the issues.

I have come to the conclusion that those who are on the dole should forfeit their right to vote, because it's a conflict of interest.

I also support the notion that voters should have to pass a test showing that they at least have a basic knowledge of our Constitution in order to register to vote.


citizen 4 years ago

Wayne very good hub,true facts,but seems trivial to recent laws about to be passed,military can detain American citizens indefinitely,no trial,no lawyer,Fema camps to be maned and ready within a 72 hr notice.It befuddles my mind how this is not mentioned.


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

Im pumping my fist for this hub! voted up!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@WillStarr...Amen, Brother..Amen! WB

@citizen...I see no basis for passing such legislation...certainly not on the basis of Homeland Security or terrorism which would be the obvious conclusion. Keep an eye on your "Occuy Movement"...that element will beocme more and more violent as the summer os 2012 approaches stirred by outside interest. Never doubt that the President in chief and his Justice Dept chief, Eric Holder, are above declaring Marshal Law if it suits their purposes and they have created a strong enough fear witin the public as a result of street violence in the country. Once you embrace that thinking, you begin the see the need for the legislation. WB

@American Romance...Thank you sir for that vote of approval! WB


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Tom Cornett 4 years ago from Ohio

Obama very well could be our last president. How does...American Prime Minister in the World Government sound....then World President for Obama?

The US has to be crippled before it can be dragged into becoming a state of the World Government. All Obama has to do is kick out the crutches by crashing the markets.

Your Hub is truth to the letter, Wayne. I loved the video.


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GA Anderson 4 years ago from USA

Great hub, glad to see you getting over your shyness of speaking your mind.

great points all. except one, just a small, small clarification, even though Obama's czars were of the mold you described. "W" actually had more czars.

glad I joined your choir

just a side note to Will Starr - there is a proposed voter intelligence test, I wrote an article on it.

GA


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Tom Cornett...I share your fears Tom for the first time in my life I feel that my country is threatened from within more than any other way. We should never have that feeling in this country. WB

@GA Anderson...Thanks for the good words. I'll look into those czar aspects...hard to believe Obama has less of anything! WB


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@GA Anderson...According to the information that I find, Bush had 33 Tzars to Obama's 38 in terms of positions. Bush appointed a total of 49 people to those positions over time while Obama has thus far appointed 42. Bush had 28 unconfirmed by the Senate whereas 33 were unconfirmed for Obama. WB


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Cassie Smith 4 years ago from U.S.

In 4 years time Obama has really made things worse, and still there is a large number of people who will still vote for him. Another 4 years of Obama and it really will be unrecognizable.

That video is awesome!


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GA Anderson 4 years ago from USA

@wayne, wellllll... my comment came from the nudgings of a faint memory of that detail, a quick look during my comment session, (I know, check twice) confirmed what I thought I remembered.

but, you have obviously looked a little deeper than I, - point and match to you :)

GA


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Masterful writing and so easy to understand that a 5th grader should be able to get a handle on the problem. I'll leave it at that since most people know where I stand about the mushrooms that keep getting sent to Congress over and over again.

The Frog


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Well said, and well sung, and well cartooned.

That song should be retitled to the 'The king of hope and change'.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Wayne Brown

GREAT HUB, right to the point giving everyone their just do, HELL!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This is an outstanding hub and I couldn't agree with you more. I'm not sure there's a politician in Washington it's worth keeping and Americans need to wake up. Harry Reid and his unicorn speech made him sound like he was demented. I don't even think he believed what he was saying.

I think most people walk around in ignorance and don't have a clue as to what's really going on. We absolutely need to take our country back and follow the Constitution.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Cassie Smith...There are many who are more than willing to live off the system as non-producers. He is proud to have their vote and they are willing to give it in the hope that the welfare state continues to grow. We really need to de-elect the food stamp president. WB

@GA Anderson...Saw your email, GA...don't worry about it. My research is no better than yours on the matter. Actually it is refreshing to see that Obama might have some restraint in some areas...although I am sure that is not the intent. Just glad to have your input and support! WB

@The Frog Prince...Thanks Jim...I want to see you back out here cranking them out now that you are connected once more. I appreciate the good words. WB

@FitnezzJim...Thanks much. I get really upset with anyone more interested in taking this country to socialism than to help it recover economically. This is exactly the case today. WB

@JON EWALL...Thanks much for the good words, Jon. We have to "out" this president as much as possible before we get too close in the election process. At the rate we are going, the present population of conservative candidates will have been dragged through the mill of labels and allegations such that Obama looks like a prince. What a shame they cannot hide their past as well as Obama has buried his yet claims unprecedented transparency. The only thing transparent about this administration is the sinister intent of their actions. WB

@Pamela99...You are absolutely spot-on with your analysis, Pam. I cannot believe how many people refuse to see this man for what he is...the most dangerous person to ever occupy the office, hands down. If his ability to see and realize what he has done and is doing to this country is that unapparent then we may have scored an all time low on IQ in the office as well. I seriously doubt that is the case...he has other aims and goals which do not fit the desires of the vast majority of Americans...some just have not grasp the point yet. WB


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Pure genius, especially the video that brings it all home in a nutshell...!!!!!


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LuxmiH 4 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

Thanks Wayne for this. You know it, I know it and the people who have read and commented on this Hub know it... but are there enough of us?

Having just come back from Europe, I saw first hand where we are headed if things don't change in a hurry. God Bless America. United we stand.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Wayne Brown

‘’We have to "out" this president as much as possible before we get too close in the election process.’’

ONE WAY TO EXPOSE, post your hubs on tweeter. Hits on tweeter will help to spread the word and the other side of the coin. Many tweeter readers don’t follow politics, try it out. THE TRUTH IS NEEDED

You only get 140 spaces. The title short and keywords plus the link to the article.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

No one says it better than you. I love it when you say that the only change we need is to change back to the principles of our Constitution. Sadly, we have a president who favors socialism and always has. In college he was a firm believer in Marxist principles. He has done nothing since then to say he has changed his mind. Up useful, interesting and oh so awesome.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Dim Flaxemwick...Thank you, I might try to stay at a Holiday Inn Express tonight. WB

@LixMiH...They say the American public is 42% self-descriptive as "conservative". If that is the case, we shouldn't need to work miracles to vote this man out of office if we can quit fighting over our own candidates long enough. Anyone on the conservative side of the aisle is less damaging and dangerous than this man to our country. WB

@JON EWALL...I hooked up with Twitter, Jon. Have never tried a link on there but might give it a go. WB

@breakfastpop...Thanks much. We really need to pull our act together on the conservative side of the aisle. You are certainly doing your part to point that out, Poppy. WB


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I think that video down there is the best thing I've seen in a long time.

I feel like it's Ron Paul or the worst end to a once great empire in 2012.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hello Wayne ~ I believe this may be my first visit to your Hubpages. I followed Wes here. Is that your Video Channel? Totally awesome and talented on lyrics, singing, playing and production. I'm not so sure "socialism" is so horrid, but I'm with you all the way on losses of 'checks and balances' on all branches of government, where we now have a dominance in the Executive branch, and down right loss of individual freedoms from TSA to phone tapping and gerrymandering in all states so blatant that the fox manages the hen-house to the detriment of all the people.

I believe we have a forum discussion going on 'who will be the next president' if you please. Oh! It was posted by Ron, "My favorite Hubber for US President 2012." But, there's the rub - no one in their right mind, a sane, down-to-earth, logical, compassion, caring, "listening" to the needs of others person will run for president anymore. They will be cut down and shredded apart so there is nothing left of them. To play politics means getting in the game and selling your soul. That does not sound hopeful. I really don't know about finding leaders who you can trust in this day and age.

I wanted to start this comment off by telling you, "I loved listening to your soapbox" and I felt impassioned by what you had to say. And, now I'm writing this long comment. So, have a most blessed day and I'm happy to read more of your eloquent writing. Debby


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Wesman Todd Shaw...I am still watching the conservative side for someone to hang my hat on. At present, I feel like any one of them can do no more damage than we have seen under this administration and continue to see. While Ron Paul brings a lot to the table with his Liberatarian perspective on domestic issues and government, I fear that he will have a difficult time defending his foreign perspective and that will become his Achilles Heel...much like Goldwater in the big election. At present, I foresee the same thing happening as did when Clinton defeated Bush Sr. Perot split the conservative vote and made that all possible. I see Paul playing that role if he misses the Republican nomination and decides to run independently. This is the dilema that conservatives face. 42% of Americans are self-described "conservatives"...that's a big chunk of what's needed to win but all those folks have to be behind one person or the conservative side of the aisle goe down in defeat. A candidate who is truly more interested in a conservative political victory rather than his/her own welfare will step aside if they are not the Republican nominee and get behind whoever is. That is the only chance for conservatism to regain a strong foothold and change our short-term future destiny. Nothing against Ron Paul but that is the reality of our situation. The same holds true for Trump as an independent. Thanks for the good comments. WB


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Debby Bruck...Debby,much of the American public is swayed toward "socialism" because they feel that it has to do with caring and providing for all. While that is the "utopian" concept that it is hawked under, in the end "socialism" is pure and simple redistribution of wealth...not just from the wealthy but everyone who is a "producer" is expected to share equally with those who are "non-producers" in the puritan sense of socialism. Therein lies the flaw. As soon as the producer sees there is no benefit to producing, they become "non-producers" and quickly join the others taking their share as they did as a producer. Soon the non-producers outnumber the producers and the "pie" gets smaller and smaller but is shared by more and more as the population grows. At some point the pie becomes too small and everyone involved is relegated to a life of poverty. The elite of government are the only ones who avoid this fate. This is Obama's desire for fundamental transformation and he has one of the biggest socialist in the world financially behind that effort...George Soros. Soros wants to see America on its knees and wants it to join the other poverty-stricken nations of the globe in a socialist existence so he can exert his tyranical control over the wealth of the world. Never in the history of America have we been so far down that road as we are today. Once the financial back of our economy is totally broken, then and only then will America as a whole be more than willing to yield to socialism. It is a fate that we must fight with our every effort. Thanks much for the great comments. WB


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Wayne - I shall reply to your reply in a hub very soon. One I've been working on. I can't push them out as quickly as you can do them. Well, you started me listening to ten of Roger Miller songs and sharing with friends. What a talent! I remember them so clearly. Blessings, Debby


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"We, the people, bear the blame because we have allowed it to happen, in fact, we have facilitated the process. The current crop of politicians in Washington could not be a finer example of the failure of the American public to act responsibly in considering the welfare of the nation when they exercise their vote." - I agree with you fully on this part Mr. Wayne. And I think that is the case in many countries around the world. I can certainly say it is true of our situation here in Canada. Politicians act on behalf of their lobbyists and do not really listen to those who they are suppose to represent: the general public.

I think it would be interesting to research/record the money trail in the following election. I bet both conservative and democrat nominees will be heavily lobbied by the same people. In which case, it does not matter who wins because the same lobbyists control all the politicians. It's a dead-end game as long as legal bribery (lobbying) exists.

Thanks for putting this together. It's important in my opinion. All the best!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Mr Happy...All the best and a Merry Christmas to you as well. We agree very much on what you have stated. I am not so taken with the liberal or conservative aspect of America as I am the steering away from a belief process that the nation never subscibed to at all. As a nation, our foundations and our beliefs come from the Constitution. I have no problem with any group that operates within that basis or belief. We don't disagree on principle, simply application and that is within the framework of understanding. In the end, we all want the same thing for America and any country who wants to live under democracy and freedom. From that standpoint, conservative or liberal, we should respect each other and work hard to keep our country free. Merry Christmas to you and your family! WB


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

You have raised the bar with this one. I could not agree more except on one point. I can't believe any of these people are dumb, ignorant or coo-coo. They come from major money and have some serious educations therefore I have to believe they are doing exactly what they intend to do though it's the exact opposite of what they say they intend. They are putting the final nails in the coffin of the last bastion of freedom on this planet, on the one country that has/had the best chance of fighting a global dominion and doing so in record time. Do you think I might be talking about the T word? I am. It's only my opinion. I say that because I have to. I think many agree. I totally get why no one is saying it but I also think it's past time we did. As always with your work, this was well worth the read. Up, up, up!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@poetvix...I think we have to raise the point as to the soundness of their reasoning. Certainly they claim a high ground in terms of education but there is a "social stupidity" involved when these folks actually reason that they know what is better for America and Americans than we do. If they have embraced socialism or communism by their own admittance, there is a perfect indication of how poor their reasoning power and assumptions really are. That brings us to another aspect...how dumb can cross-sectional America be to buy into this logic and follow these folks into the wilderness of civilization in the name of rabid environmentalism, class envy, wealth distribution, organized labor, etc. There is something of less than an intelligent nature happening on both sides of the equation. Dumb, stupid, coo-coo...I think so given what is being thrown out in the name of evil. Thanks for the good comments! WB


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Wayne Brown

Wishing you and your readers a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

'' There is something of less than an intelligent nature happening on both sides of the equation. Dumb, stupid, coo-coo..''

CONGRESS PASSED a 2 month extension of the Payroll Tax holiday today, Dec. 23, 2011.Obama and the Democrats fought hard for the 2 month extension. Obama claimed victory for the people, some how he is satisfied with 2 months rather than the Republican House bill that was a 1 year extension. The House bill was deficit neutral as required by Pay-Go legislation signed by President Obama in 2010.

The President held a press conference ( no questions as usual ) said that the tax extension would save working workers $ 1200 a year , somehow he forgot that the Senate bill was for ONLY 2 MONTHS. The factual savings varies from $20.00 / week to $40.00/ week. The total would save about $180.00 average to a worker. Obama and Congress working hard for the people left Washington, will return in January to re start the negotiations on passing a longer term.

Here’s the real scoop. The Senate passed the bill for 2 months because they could only find enough cuts to offset the expenditure of $ 33 billion. What a waste of taxpayer time and money!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

I know no man who sees America with clearer eyes than you, WB. This article may be your best. It is fabulous. I could not have enjoyed it more. I hope it is widely read and makes a difference. Thank you.

JAW


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@James A Watkins...I could not ask for a higher compliment or honor from such a distinguished writer as yourself. I wrote this from my heart and my fears for America; I wrote it out of the anger that is building inside me that our elected officials cannot gain control of the process and change the direction; I wrote it to inspire, to make people angry and to want what is rightfully theirs. It's a damn shame what a handful of folks have done to a nation with so much promise and ability. They have squandered our future and we have allowed it...we ought to be mad-dog mad and demand that things change for the better now. Thanks, Jim. I could not ask for a finer compliment. WB


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Wayne Brown

The recent 2 month approved payroll tax holiday will cost $33 billion, the money to supplement the loss of revenue to the trust fund comes from the general fund, which is borrowed money, which is increasing the size of the 2012 deficit and the national debt. Obama recently requested from

Congress another $1.2 trillion to add to the recent approval of raising the national debt


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@JON EWALL...This is insanity by any measure. Why would Americans take issue with allowing the payroll tax reduction to expire when they know that it goes against the bottom line of an already faltering benefit for them? This is exactly the reason that I contend that Obama has no interest in the welfare of the country or its citizens. He is on one mission and that is to break the back of the American economy and the middle class along with it. Then, when the bitter pill of socialism is finally administered, it will go down much easier and be more readily embraced. For Americans to re-elect this man to office is nothing less than an act of national economic suicide. Thanks Jon. WB


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Wayne Brown

The 2012 budget has not been approved by Congress as yet. The government has been funded by continuing resolutions since Oct.1, 2011.The Obama administration announced that President Obama will be submitting a 2013 budget to Congress in Feb. The Republicans are asleep allowing the President and the Senate to DELAY approval of a 2012 budget. The Obama delay tactics allow Obama to KEEP SPENDING, so before the 2012 budget year ends, there will be NO opportunity to cut anything.

When will the Republicans wake up and realize that they are allowing the destruction of our government, the election will be over and the damage will be history.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@JON EWALL...Jon,we have more than our share of problems with the left in Washington today. Reid and company are thumbing their noses at all Americans by not enacting a budget. At the same time, I more than sick of John Boehner cry about his childhood at every turn on national television and Mitch McConnell acting like some high schoo football jock charged with stopping the other team. When you boil it down, Congress is totally ineffective and has dropped out of the "checks and balances process" totally due to irresponsible leadership both on the part of Reid and Boehner. Conservatives don't just need a win in 2012, they need a house cleaning on both sides of the aisle. The American public deserves to see the people who have squandered our future go home to take the benefits they have awarded themselves for service. It chaps my butt to think that some Congress person is getting six figure retirement while they want me to consider the money that I have long paid to Social Security and Medicare as some kind of "welfare" entitlement which I need to let go of and move on...come on, let's get real here. If such mismanagement had occurre in the private sector, people would be in jail. Bernie Madoff proved that point. WB


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

Wayne Brown

I seen a report that gasoline being refined in Texas was the largest export of the country. The report also said that gasoline sales have dropped again. So why are the prices going up? Gas prices have risen another 15% this year and is predicted to hit $ 5.00 a gal by the end of 2012. Obama's plans to making oil production harder is killing the industry. The Master Puppeteer is in charge!

Another separate article predicted that by 2015, the United States will be the number 1 producer of oil in the world. One can doubt that if Obama wins a second term and the Republicans lose any of the houses in Congress. The American people need to be told the truth, by both sides.

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