Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cutting the Federal Budget, it just ain't that hard . . .

The elite Super Committee, with allegedly the smartest of our professional politicians, worked for months to cut $120 billion a year from the Federal Budget, this crack team of career politicians worked for months, along with countless hours from their staffs and advisors and in the end, just couldn't find anything to cut from the budget that we just absolutely could not live without, so they simply quit working on the problem.  But seriously is it really that hard, well Chuck Woolery, a game show host, has put together a quick $150 Billion + plan, just to get the ball rolling!

Now that Chuck has gotten our juices flowing and we are on a roll, let's look at a couple other ideas, just off the top of my head!

NOAA, National Weather Service, formed in the 1800's to provide weather information to Farmers.  Great idea in the 1800's when the government was the only source for this data but today every news organization, TV station and radio station provide almost continual weather updates.  Eliminating this organization would add $5.5 billion per year to Chucks $120 billion.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting - Another great idea when created in 1967 as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting provided the ability for small markets to have access to Radio and TV stations.  But today technology and competition make the CPB simply another waste of approximately $500 million a year in taxpayer dollars.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Created in 1949 to protect Europe from an aggressive Russia.  Of course when the cold war ended, the bureaucrats in NATO were not about to give up their cushy jobs and lucrative salaries and perks, so NATO still exists today doing peace keeping work in Libya and Afghanistan.  43% of all NATO spending is from the US.  We the taxpayers kick in about $300 billion a year before any operational cost, so considering operations in Libya this year cost close to $1 Billion a month, exiting from NATO, would save a tidy $6.5 billion dollar savings.

Cut Congress and Senate budgets by 50%.  We the taxpayers spend upwards of $2 Billion a year to pay congress and their staffers, not including travel and other expenses.  Congress should be required to cut their own budget by 50% until the US is once again solvent.  Making this change would add another $1 billion in savings to the Federal Budget.  

So recapping, starting with Chuck Woolery's cuts:   $150 billion per year
Eliminating NOAA                                                   $    5.5 billion
Eliminating the CPB                                                  $      .5 billion
NATO                                                                       $    306.5 billion
Eliminate/Outsource the Post Office                          $   32.0 billion (and that's just covering the loss)
Total Yearly Cuts                                                      $  459.5 billon 

And over 10 years this would cut nearly                   $4.6 trillion 

More thoughts coming in the next few posts!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Willie P.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cash-Strapped USPS Turns To Deliveries After Dark...

Speaking of ways to save “we the people” some money by cutting government waste, let’s just take a look at the United States Postal Service or USPS. 

The Post Office was established in 1775 as authorized by the Postal Clause in Article One of the United States Constitution, empowering Congress "To establish post offices and post roads".  The Post Office was one of the many great government programs originally created to meet the needs of an evolving Country and economy in order to enable commerce in the United States.  But like many government programs the Post Office simply past its prime and is no longer needed.   Much like the “buggy whip” factories in the early 1900’s, the Post Office is simply no longer needed or viable, but unlike private enterprises which must adapt and remain competitive or die, government programs who are backed by taxpayers, not investors, never see the need to evolve.  

Honestly, when was the last time you sent a really important document or package, that you couldn’t email to someone, via the US Post Office.  If it absolutely, positively, has to get there on time most Americans now depend on private enterprise to deliver their documents and their goods.

But will our elected officials in Congress have the courage to shut down a near extinct  business?  Not likely just because there are still too many Congressman who have yet to have a building named after them.  And let's be honest those postal facilities are quiet nice little name sakes, not to mention the votes that can be bought by bringing home some “bacon” with a new building paid for as a bribe to one of their colleges for a favor or to turn the tide in a tight re-election campaign.   And while these are good enough reasons alone to keep the post office afloat, the real reason Congress will not take action to shut down the post office is the fact that the Unions simply won’t let it happen.  And in the end, well the tax payers take it in the end once again!

Willie P

The More things Change the More they Stay the Same

Remember when your parents used to tell you how the world is falling apart?  It seems that things have not changed much since 1949!

Willie P

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Republicans may have to wait until their convention for a Presidential nominee

At this early, yet late, date, in which pundits and various thinkers are thinking they KNOW who the Republicans should nominate . . . 

I hope the Republicans fight it out, do NOT have an obvious majority candidate in August and have to nominate one AT THE CONVENTION.

Could this be good for the nation and the Republican Party?  I think so but what do you think?

Willie P

Ever Wonder who all those appointed, unaccountable Czars that President Obama appointed actually are?

This should not only disgust you but make your blood boil!  Do you think any one of these individuals would have been approved by the Senate had they been appointed to his cabinet?

A few other questions should come to mind;  What the hell do they do? ( That is the danger in these folks, they advise the president and shape his policies.  Which does explain a lot about why we have such radical policies coming out of this administration!) 

How much of your money goes to pay them? (No one really knows, but their salary is probably inconsequential compared to the damage to society their ideas cause!)

Want to cut some tax payer waste, let's start with these unauthorized and useless positions filled with un-patriotic, un-American individuals!

Of course I could be wrong, I am just an old country boy with a little common sense!

Willie P

There are very few of us who know just what all of Obama's Czars do.  And frankly this doesn't tell you much but it should scare the living hell out of you! Remember this when you cast your ballot in November 2012. It is time to clean house!

Richard Holbrooke - Afghanistan Czar
Ultra liberal anti-gun former Governor Of New Mexico. Pro-Abortion and pro- drug legalization. Wants to dissolve the 2nd Amendment

Ed Montgomery - Auto recovery Czar
Radical anti-business black activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. University of Maryland Business School Dean; teaches that US business has caused world poverty. ACORN board member. Communist DuBois Club member.

Jeffrey Crowley - AIDS Czar
Radical Homosexual. Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and a Special Status for homosexuals only, including complete free health care for gays.

Alan Bersin - Border Czar
The former failed superintendent of San Diego. Ultra-Liberal friend of Hillary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno - to keep borders open to illegals without interference from the Federal government.

David J. Hayes - California Water Czar
Senior Fellow of radical environmentalist group "Progress Policy". No training or experience in water management whatsoever.

Ron Bloom - Car Czar
Auto Union worker. Anti- business & anti- nuclear. Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business. Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Union-owned. How did this happen?

Dennis Ross - Central Region Czar
Believes US policy is the cause of war in the Middle East. Obama apologist to the world. Anti-gun and completely Pro-Abortion.

Lynn Rosenthal - Domestic Violence Czar
Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti-male feminist. Supports male castration - imagine?

Gil Kerlikowske - Drug Czar
Devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal, former Chief of Police in liberal Seattle WA. Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of all drugs.

Paul Volcker - Economic Czar
Former head of the Federal Reserve under Jimmy Carter when US economy nearly failed. Obama-appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster to US economy. Member of anti-business "Progressive Policy" organization,

Carol Browner - Energy and Environment Czar
Political Radical. Former head of the EPA - known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership.

Joshua DuBois - Faith-Based Czar
Political Black activist. Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti-gun ownership lobbyist. WHAT THE HELL DOES A FAITH BASED CZAR DO ? ? ?

Cameron Davis - Great Lakes Czar
Chicago radical anti-business environmentalist. Blames George Bush for "Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink." No experience or training in water management whatsoever. Former ACORN Board member (what does that tell us?)

Van Jones - Green Jobs Czar
(since resigned). Black activist with strong anti-white views. Member of American Communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party. Said George Bush caused the 9-11 attacks and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes.

Daniel Fried - Guantanamo Closure Czar
Human Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists. Believes America has caused the Global War on Terrorism. Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans.

Nancy-Ann DeParle - Health Czar
Former head of Medicare / Medicaid. Strong proponent of Healthcare Rationing (i.e. "Death Panels"). She is married to a reporter for The New York Times.

Vivek Kundra - Information Czar
Born in New Delhi, India. Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet emails. (HELLO?)

Todd Stern - International Climate Czar
Anti-business former White House Chief of Staff. Strong supporter of the Kyoto Accord; pushing hard for Cap and Trade. Blames US business for Global warming. Anti- US business prosperity.

Dennis Blair - Intelligence Czar
Retired US Navy. Stopped US guided missile program he described as "provocative". Chair of ultra-Liberal "Council on Foreign Relations" which blames American organizations for regional wars.

George Mitchell - Mideast Peace Czar
Fmr. Sen from Maine Left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into "2 or 3 " smaller more manageable plots". (God forbid) A true Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual "special rights" advocate

Kenneth Feinberg - Pay Czar
Chief of Staff to Ted Kennedy. Lawyer who got rich off the 9-11 victims payoffs (horribly true).

Cass Sunstein - Regulatory Czar
Liberal activist judge who believes free speech needs to be limited for the "common good"; essentially against the 1st Amendment. Has ruled against personal freedoms many times on private gun ownership and right to free speech cases. This guy has to be run out of Washington ! ! !

John Holdren - Science Czar
Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club anti-business activist. Claims US business has caused world poverty. No Science training.

Earl Devaney - Stimulus Accountability Czar
Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders to Mexico. Author of statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico .

J. Scott Gration - Sudan Czar
Native of Democratic Republic of Congo . Believes US does little to help Third World countries. Council of foreign relations, asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations

Herb Allison - TARP Czar
Fannie Mae CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of people to lose their life savings.

John Brennan - Terrorism Czar
Anti CIA activist. No training in diplomatic or gov. affairs. Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband US military A TOTAL MORON!!!!!

Aneesh Chopra - Technology Czar
No Technology training. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti-doctor activist. \ Supports Obama Healthcare Rationing (i.e. Death Panels) and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Government Healthcare plan.

Adolfo Carrion Jr. - Urban Affairs Czar
Puerto Rico-born Anti-American activist and leftist group member in Latin America. Millionaire "slum lord" of Bronx, NY. Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from "sweetheart" deals with labor unions. Wants higher taxes on middle class to pay for minority housing and healthcare.

Ashton Carter - Weapons Czar
Leftist. Wants all private weapons in US destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America. No Other "policy".

Gary Samore - WMD Policy Czar
Former US Communist. Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith. Has no other "policy"

These are the people who are helping President Obama run our country.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas to and Thank You to All American Forces, we honor and appreciate you!



The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
'Step forward now, soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?'
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I have not.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear...
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'
Author Unknown~
If you care to offer the smallest token
of recognition and appreciation
for our military,
please pass this on and
pray for our men and women
who have served, and are
currently serving our country.
And pray for those who have given
the ultimate sacrifice for freedom...


Willie P

Monday, December 12, 2011

Speaking of Common Sense perhaps this is a clear indication of the challenges facing America

So let me ask you if YOU were walking along holding an umbrella for
your wife.  You approach a gate with an obstruction above it made of steel. What would you do?
  1. Lower the umbrella, close the umbrella, pass the umbrella through the gate and open it on the other side.
  2. Leave the umbrella open and pass it over the top of the obstruction and continue on the other side.
  3. Hold the umbrella in the same position because a metal solid will pass through another metal solid unobstructed.  While the laws of physics are truly important you have the power to issue and "executive order" to change any law you do like!

Let's see what the alleged smartest president ever in the history of America tried to do!  

Walter Scott
Common Sense Thinker

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Labor board drops complaint over Boeing's nonunion S.C. plant

WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board on Friday officially dropped its high-profile case challenging Boeing's decision to open a nonunion aircraft manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
  • Boeing's headquarters in Chicago.
    By Scott Olson, Getty Images
    Boeing's headquarters in Chicago.
By Scott Olson, Getty Images

The board acted after the Machinists union approved a 4-year contract extension with Boeing earlier this week and agreed to withdraw its charge that the company violated federal labor laws.
Lafe Solomon, the board's acting general counsel, said he had always preferred a settlement. The agency settles about 90% of its cases.

So if there was ever any doubt about who controls the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), this should make it clear.  First the Federal Government (that is the Community Organizer in Chief, Barack Obama) files a suit against Boeing to block Boeing from running its business and spending its shareholders money the way they see fit because Boeing was going to open a NONUNION plant!   Then surprise, surprise the union thugs in the Machinists union are successful in extorting from Boeing a 4 year contract extension with Boeing to build more airplanes in Washington State and presto, the Federal Government all of a sudden decides that  it is not an issue for Boeing to build a nonunion plant in South Carolina.  
Now here in Texas this looks an awful lot like collusion between the Organizer-in-Chief's thugs and the Union thugs, but in the Obama Administration this seems to be "business as usual".  
Willie P