Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt

Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt?  It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained.  [And the government is going to] bail out debt ridden states  [so it can] get in there and control the people.  Sarah Palin, June 4, 2009

[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/06/04/palin_government_wants_to_control_the_people.html]

Giant Sucking Sound of money leaving your wallet

It turns out that Ross Perot’s giant sucking sound was not the sound of jobs leaving the US for Mexico.  Instead it was the sound of 1 out of every 6 dollars being sucked from the pockets of people who earned the money and given as handouts to people who did not.

Some relevant points:
government spending on benefits will top $2 trillion in 2009
* Benefits, such as Social Security, food stamps, unemployment insurance and health care, accounted for 16.2% of personal income in the first quarter of 2009, the highest ever (since 1929 when records started)

One of Ayn Rand’s quotations from years ago is very apropos:  Observe that any social movement which begins by redistributing  income, ends up by distributing sacrifices.

There is only one way for a scheme to take earned money from one group and give it to another will end, just as the scheme in the U.S. South which took the earnings from the slaves and gave it to the planation owners ended – badly.  It has happened any place where one group believed they had the right to make sacrificial sheep out of another group, no matter how good they thought their purposes were.
Anyone who disagrees is deluding themselves into ignoring the fact that no matter how hard they attempt to deny it or no matter how hard they want to believe their motives are pure, they are the plantation owners using force to make another group work for them.  It was wrong in the South and is wrong now.  But at least the racist, sexist bigot Sonia Sotomayor seems to approve of schemes like that of the South which classify people according to gender and ‘race.’
Personally, I thought we were always part of the human race, but apparently there still exists racist, sexists, bigots think otherwise.

Obama and his Muslim heritgage

My father was basically agnostic, as far as I can tell, and I didn’t know him. Barack Hussein Obama,  Boca Raton, Florida, town hall meeting on May 22, 2008

Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them. Barack Hussein Obama, April 6, 2009 address to the Turkish Parliament
Obama has “experienced Islam on three continents…growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father — obviously Muslim Americans [are] a key part of Illinois and Chicago”.

Denis McDonough, the US Deputy national security adviser June 2, 2009

Again, what more needs to be said?  The truth varies by the day.

Barack Obama is his heart is bigger than any heart in the world

This man is extremely smart – he can communicate [with a teleprompter], but the best part of Barack Obama is his heart is bigger than any heart in the world. – Senator Harry Reid, May 26, 2009

Obama tries to demonstrated that his heart is bigger by spending the fruit of your lives.  It is easy to have a “bigger” heart when you are giving away other people’s money, and consequently the hours of their lives, without having to work for it.

After all the politicians in the South thought the slave owners had big hearts too – all funded on the backs of the slaves, and all “for a good cause, and fairness.”  Of course, if you ask “fair to whom” and “fair based on who’s judgment” the entire facade then fell apart.

Note that you never hear talk about how it is “fair” to let people work for themselves and keep the products of their own work.  In the modern political lexicon, keeping the fruit of your labors is “unfair” on its face.  When one side has the position of government control of your lives and the other has no principled opposition, it merely becomes a bargaining war over who can buy votes through government hand-outs and the side of big government can always do that.

La Raza on Sonia Sotomayor

Today is a monumental day for Latinos. Finally, we see ourselves represented on the highest court in the land. Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza (“The Race” aka NCLR) President/CEO, May 27, 2009

If the name “La Raza” (‘The Race”) isn’t crazy enough, the concept of a United States citizen being at all concerned about race is completely insane. If Ms Murguia is more concerned about her “race” than about the United States, we would like to suggest she go elsewhere.  Perhaps back in time before 1865 where there were so many open racists.  She should feel quite at home.  And Sonia Sotomayor should be equally at home with the racist, sexist bigots who were so common at the time.  The Supreme Court is supposed to be about laws, not about race or skin color or gender.

In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American… There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people. Theodore Roosevelt 1907

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life” – Judge Sonia Sotomayor, 2001

Yet another quality racist in the Obama Administration.  At least she is honest about her racism and sexism.  Not that that should be any comfort for people concerned with the rule of law from a potential Justice of the Supreme Court.  Sotomayor is completely and outrageously a sexist bigot.  One marvels at the audacity to nominate her to the United States Supreme Court.

We do not judge people on skin color, gender or anything else except legal issues.  Those are exactly what a judge should not use to decide a case, only what a sexist, racist, bigot would use.

(see: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/us/15judge.html)

court of appeals is where policy is made. Sonia Sotomayor

A “court of appeals is where policy is made. .. And I know — I know this is on tape, and I should never say that because we don’t make law. I know. O.K. I know. I’m not promoting it. I’m not advocating it. I’m — you know.”  Judge Sonia Sotomayor, 2005

Displaying her well-known eloquence, and lack of respect for the law, Judge Sonia Sotomayor in 2005 discussing making policy from the bench.  I would urge Sotomayor to read the Constitution of the United States, the Federalist papers and the Anti-Federalist papers.  This is one person who needs to educate herself on the founding of this country.

Sotomayer is the antithesis of a judge or Justice. Compare her power-hungry philosophy with John Adams seeking to establish “a government of laws and not of men.”  Or since she is so cognizant of gender and race, a “government of laws and not of hispanic women.”

(see: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/us/15judge.html)

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences [for jurists who are women and nonwhite] our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences [for jurists who are women and nonwhite] our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.

More rampant racism and sexism from the current nominee to the Supreme Court.

One item that surprises one the most is her statement about “national origins.”  One would hope that judges and Justices are Americans so “national origins” would be irrelevant, but for this Judge, apparently not.

(see: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/us/15judge.html)

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