Decimating the US Military

US Military Budget Cuts

Proposed Defense budget actually serves as a stinging indictment of the callous disregard the Obama regime and much of Congress has for the long-term well-being of the country.

The fact of the matter is this: our national financial problems derive from the insidious welfare and entitlement state that both entities have helped to create, sustain, and expand. The bulk of our spending resides in the non-discretionary accounts that both political parties and both branches of government are loath to address.

As a consequence, the security of our country is being sacrificed to pay the cost of Congressional and Executive Branch fecklessness, intransigence, shortsightedness, and political grandstanding.

The Obama Administration has shown in its own national defense budget that it cares more about committing American taxpayers to greater indebtedness than keeping our country safe and our interests protected and Congress is a fully willing accomplice. Something is certainly needed to impose on Congress the fiscal discipline that it seems unable to summon on its own.

Whatever that is, its focus should be on correcting the real problem of expanded entitlements and rampant deficit spending, not on abrogating the one responsibility only the Federal government can fulfill. (Adopted from the Heritage Foundation)

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Posted by Don Anastas - February 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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Obama Regime vs. Dinesh D’Souza

Dinesh D’Souza brought us the film 2016: Obama’s America, a revealing movie about Barack Obama and his past. I saw it at the theater and it was riveting and confirmed not only my suspicions but also much of what I’ve written at this site over the past few years commencing in 2007.

The Obama regime did not like the movie, they would like to muzzle Dinesh D’Souza and the Justice Department is going after him concerning donations in a New York Senatorial election. This isn’t stopping Mr. D’Souza’s film making as his sequel America is set for movie theaters on July 4, 2014. A trailer for that film is below.

Below is an 8 minute video of Dinesh D’Souza analyzing his movie and what has transpired since followed by the America trailer.

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Posted by Don Anastas - February 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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American’s Losing Economic Freedom

Economic Freedom Lost

How does an American citizen equate losing their freedom? Merely by looking at the US Constitution, laws, regulations and deciding nothing is gone or all is gone?

There are more ways to split the freedom pie and the political class, i.e. Big Government, has done it since the birth of America. From a slow drip to a fast stream we have lost, and continue to lose, the freedom as written in the Constitution.

People are beyond dumbed down, they are lazy and don’t pay attention to matters of great importance. The young in this country are all in with Marxism but they really don’t understand it’s history or the end result of tried and failed Socialism. As long as they get theirs it’s all good.

America is on a fast path to radical Socialism, much of the implementation is already here, written in the laws, deep in the bowels of government diktat under regulations, executive orders, without proper Congressional regulation.

But what if you’ve lost your property rights and failed to notice just how corrupt America has become? America is no longer in the top 10 of the freest economies in the world.

Based on numbers from the recently released Index of Economic Freedom the United States was 6th when Barack Obama took office but is now ranked 12th in the world.

Over the 20-year history of the Index, the U.S.’s economic freedom has fluctuated significantly. During the first 10 years, its score rose gradually, and it joined the ranks of the economically “free” in 2006. Since then, it has suffered a dramatic decline of almost 6 points, with particularly large losses in property rights, freedom from corruption, and control of government spending. The U.S. is the only country to have recorded a loss of economic freedom each of the past seven years.

In the video’s Free To Choose you will discover that Dr. Milton Friedman discusses economic freedom and uses Hong Kong for his example. These video’s were done in the 1980s and today Hong Kong ranks number 1 on the index.

These rankings use government spending as one criteria in developing it’s numbers. The US does it’s worst with its out of control spending and ranks last in that category. The more out of control government spending the more loss of economic freedom to its citizens.

Obamacare is at the core of lost economic freedom which “appears to be significantly hurting job creation and full-time employment.”

“Substantial expansion in the size and scope of government, including through new and costly regulations in areas like finance and health care, has contributed significantly to the erosion of U.S. economic freedom.”

Freedom leads to economic prosperity something the Founding Fathers deemed necessary regarding total individual freedom. When government doesn’t live within sound budgetary means then individual freedom is taken away. Congress is currently preparing to spend another $1 Trillion in the coming week.

 

Keep in mind, Republicans have the majority in the House and are in charge of the US purse strings. No matter, they are aiding and abetting the Omnibus bill. It takes 12 spending bills to fund the entire government. But in an omnibus, Congress throws all of those together and just votes once on the whole thing. Republicans and Democrats – GUILTY AS CHARGED!

UPDATE: The $1 trillion dollar Omnibus bill is complete.

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Posted by Don Anastas - January 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm

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