Saturday, May 14, 2011

These Two sets of facts support one another

The wealthiest 1% of all Americans now own more than a third of all the wealth in the United States.

The poorest 50% of all Americans collectively own just 2.5% of all the wealth in the United States.

The percentage of millionaires in Congress is more than 50 times higher than the percentage of millionaires in the general population.

IS RELATED TO:

In 1980, government transfer payments accounted for just 11.7% of all income. Today, government transfer payments account for 18.4% of all income.

U.S. households are now receiving more income from the U.S. government than they are paying to the government in taxes.

59 percent of all Americans now receive money from the federal government in one form or another.

When 2007 began, there were about 26 million Americans on food stamps. Today, there are over 44 million on food stamps, and one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today, one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid.

Only 66.8% of American men had a job last year. That was the lowest level that has ever been recorded in all of U.S. history.

People won't if they don't have to...the answer is NOT to beggar the rich, but to raise the poor by giving them opportunity to achieve, not money or other free stuff.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

How we got into this mess and how we get out

From a book I have NOT read but could have written...maybe

America is in disarray and our economy is failing us. We have been through the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, unemployment remains stubbornly high, and talk of a double-dip recession persists.

Americans are not pulling the world economy out of its sluggish state -- if anything we are looking to Asia to drive a recovery.

Median wages have risen only slowly since the 1970s, and this multi-decade stagnation is not yet over. By contrast, the living standards of earlier generations would double every few decades.

The Democratic Party seeks to expand government spending even when the middle class feels squeezed, the public sector doesn’t always perform well, and we have no good plan for paying for forthcoming entitlement spending.

To the extent Republicans have a consistent platform, it consists of unrealistic claims about how tax cuts will raise revenue and stimulate economic growth. The Republicans, when they hold power, are often a bigger fiscal disaster than the Democrats. How did we get into this mess?Imagine a tropical island where the citrus and bananas hang from the trees. Low-hanging literal fruit -- you don’t even have to cook the stuff.

In a figurative sense, the American economy has enjoyed lots of low-hanging fruit since at least the seventeenth century: free land; immigrant labor; and powerful new technologies. Yet during the last forty years, that low-hanging fruit started disappearing and we started pretending it was still there. We have failed to recognize that we are at a technological plateau and the trees are barer than we would like to think. That’s it. That is what has gone wrong.

The problem won’t be solved overnight, but there are reasons to be optimistic. We simply have to recognize the underlying causes of our past prosperity—low hanging fruit—and how we will come upon more of it.

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Stagnation-America-Low-Hanging-Eventually/dp/0525952713/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305148532&sr=8-1

Obama a Muslim...still a question in my mind

Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, notes the Tribune article "cited by liberal blogs as refuting claims Obama is Muslim" actually implies Obama was an irregularly practicing Muslim and twice confirms Obama attended mosque services.

In an interview with the New York Times, Obama described the Muslim call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset."

The Times' Nicholos Kristof wrote Obama recited, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent," the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer.

The first few lines of the call to prayer state:

Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet ...

Some attention also has been paid to Obama's paternal side of the family, including his father and his brother, Roy.

Writing in a chapter of his book describing his 1992 wedding, Obama stated: "The person who made me proudest of all was Roy. Actually, now we call him Abongo, his Luo name, for two years ago he decided to reassert his African heritage. He converted to Islam and has sworn off pork and tobacco and alcohol."

Black Liberation Theology, Nation of Islam

Obama has repeatedly stated he is a Christian.

The president's closest association with Christianity apparently comes from his nearly 20-year membership at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. The controversial pastor, Jeremiah Wright, married Barack and Michelle Obama and baptized their children.

Trinity church is closely linked to the Nation of Islam, whose leader, Louis Farrakhan, has given numerous guest sermons at the church. Wright gave Farrakhan the church's "Empowerment" award. Both Obama and Farrakhan were featured on the cover of Wright's monthly Trumpet magazine.

Wright is infamous for his sermons denouncing patriotism, whites and Jews.

Read more: Obama mama promised U.S. to homeschool son

Did Osama bin Laden Go to Hell?

YES he did, and I am not really all that sad about it. Lee Grady has another view...kinda

Did Osama bin Laden Go to Hell?

Who's gut the REAL GUTS?

Obama has been making "gutsy calls" all over the place!

In full campaign mode, he's been deploying his administrative agencies to do favors for his big contributors, to the detriment of ordinary Americans.

Last week, Obama made the gutsy call to threaten public schools that are asking students for proof of residency. The memorandum warned school districts that it's illegal to ask students for proof of citizenship or legal residency status.

Obama's wealthy donors need illegals so they can get cheap nannies, cooks and pool boys.

On the other hand, illegals being paid off the books are not helping Americans find jobs.

Read the whole thing

Bertha Lewis of ACORN (Prostitute helpers) sings that classic song,....Wal Mart Sucks



What really bothers me is this kind of political stupidity (I'm no Wal Mart fan) masks in religion.

Mocking attitude won't help

Well, so much for any hope of immigration reform in the near future.

President Obama, obviously on the campaign trail, made sure of that on Tuesday. During a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, Obama alternated between calling for a civil discussion of ways to reform current immigration policy and openly mocking Republicans who have rightly blocked efforts to provide any sort of a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

"Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat," Obama said of Republicans, who have pushed for more focus on border security before moving forward on any comprehensive immigration reform.

Yeah, that should help further your cause, Mr. President. Public slaps in the face to the Republicans, who control the House, will surely push any chance of reform further into the future.



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Monday, May 09, 2011

In the late 19th century, a charismatic ji hadist named Muhammad Ahmad ibn as-Sayyid Abd Allah -- who called him self "the Mahdi" -- swept across the Sudan, routing the "infidel" forces of the
When i read this the first time I frankly was irritated by the concept. I'm not a MEGA fan of all things MEGA in Christianity. But in considering it further...I see a truth here that in spite of it all, makes good sense. Don't be put off...look into this. It's worth considering. Why do so many many many churches stay stuck...?
For the past few months the Lord has really been teaching me about MEGA GIFTS. This journey began when I started studying a Top Ten list of child prodigies. One of the things that stuck out on this list is that none of the great men and women were born with something abnormal.
This is what can happen if you let liberals take over. I lived in Baden-Wurtternberg and know how domineering the greens can be.
The Green-led state government of Baden-W├╝rttemberg has unveiled plans to introduce a speed limit on the autobahns and replace vehicle tax with road tolls and build wind farms in the region.
This is what socialism does. I looks like it tries to help people but it hurts the very people it pretends to help
‎"In San Francisco, one of the toughest places in the country to find a place to live, more than 31,000 housing units — one of every 12 — now sit vacant, according to recently released census data. That’s the highest vacancy rate in the region, and a 70 percent increase from a decade ago."
This is not a good sign. Evil will fill a vacuum if one is created.
At least six people were killed and 120 injured in sectarian clashes outside a Cairo church, an incident officials say began over rumors that a Christian woman who converted to Islam was being held there against her will.
Concerning your potential: 1. Celebrate those who discern it; 2. Honor those who release it; 3. Memorialize those who create a platform for it. -Dr. Tracey Morgan
David Smith
Point to Ponder: Did Obadiah, Hazael, Jehu, Elisha, & the - SEVEN THOUSAND that had not bowed to Baal - PRAY for rain while Elijah was at the brook Cherith??? Sometimes, there is a reason that our prayers are not answered!