Alex Penelas quiere ser alcalde interino de Miami-Dade.
Penelas descartó rumores de que se va a postular para el puesto. "Para estar claro, yo no voy a ser candidato a la alcaldía", dijo en el programa de Bernadette Pardo "Pedaleando", también de la WQBA 1140 AM.
"Obviamente si la Comisión piensa que un nombramiento por un periodo de tiempo limitado, interinamente, para sobrepasar un periodo de tiempo hasta que se celebren elecciones, lo pudiera considerar en ese momento, pero ser candidato no. Estoy muy contento con la vida privada", comentó Penelas.
Audio: Interview with Bernadette Pardo
Video Source: http://univision23.univision.com/videos/video/2011-03-16/analisis-carlos-alvarez-pudiera-postularse
Several politicians have come out to say they will run to replace ousted Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Alvarez: Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina, Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, Marcelo Llorente, Doral mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, former Hialeah mayor Raul Martinez...and Commissioner Joe Martinez.
Aspirantes al puesto de Alvarez expresaron sus metas.
Ya varios políticos han expresado que se postularan para reemplazar al destituido Carlos Alvarez.
February 18-20, 2010, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
Schedule | Sponsors
Live stream via: Townhall or here
Speeches (Videos): Townhall,
C-span 2/18/2010 part 1, part 2, part 3
Video: Scott Brown & Mitt Romney At CPAC
Video: Dick Cheney And Liz Cheney
Report: Surprise Visit From Dick Cheney at CPAC
Report: Dick Cheney at CPAC: Obama Will Last One Term
Time Magazine Links Austin Suicide Pilot To Tea Party Movement
Pilot Identified as Joseph Andrew Stack …Update: A Marxist Nut
Suicide pilot left a Manifesto (PDF)
Washington Post Omits the Anti-Capitalist Rant of the Insane Pilot
Crazy and Angry Pilot:
That Austin plane crasher was mad at everyone. In his suicide screed, he heaps scorn on:
- GM executives (“commit unthinkable atrocities”)
- The American medical system (“murdering tens of thousands of people a year”)
- Politicians (“thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags”)
- The Catholic Church (“vulgar, corrupt”)
- Organized religion (“monsters”)
- The American public (“incredible stupidity”)
- Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (“sleazy”)
- The airlines (“rich, incompetent cronies”)
- Austin, TX (“a highly inflated sense of self-importance”)
- The Justice Department (“on the take”)
- The FAA (“a tombstone agency”)
- George W. Bush (“presidential puppet”)
- The IRS (“Big Brother”)
- Communism (“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”)
- Capitalism (“From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.”)
This was one angry man!
Marco Rubio opened the 2010 CPAC Conference today in Washington DC.
The conservative Republican running for the open Senate seat in Florida offered the crowd plenty of
the red meat they were craving. Here’s the first part of his speech today:
Marco Rubio's speech was like a can of red bull to wake up an early morning crowd at CPAC. It had movie-star delivery, down-to-earth jokes, and played up his immigrant upbringing.
"For many of us who were born and raised in this country, like me, it is sometimes easy to forget how special this country really is. But I was raised by exiles — people who clearly understand how different America is from the rest of the world. They taught me that my whole life," he said, towards the end of his twenty minute address.
Perhaps his parents also told him that a clear, direct message with plainly outlined points is the best way to win over an audience. Rubio hit on about a dozen different items, most having to do with fiscal responsibility.
"Jobs are not created by the government," he said, and then laid out his tax proposals; he wants to reform the tax code, and reduce individual tax rates, eliminate double taxation, and lower the corporate tax rate. He made a push for home-grown energy innovation, reducing the national debt, keeping government out of health care, and maintaining a hard line on national security. He briefly touched on his pro-life beliefs.
...Marco Rubio may be the best thing to happen to CPAC.
Rubio's CPAC Testimony: "Do We Want To Be Exceptional Or Like Everyone Else?"
|Obama's healthcare plan will kill competitors|
(Hat tip: Mark Levin)
|Victims of Government-run Healthcare|
It will force every American to buy health insurance or face some type of fine or other punishment
CBO: It will add $1 trillion to the deficit & add only 16 million people to health coverage (Hat tip: CBO blog, American Spectator)
Video: ObamaCare an “Old Joke”; Update: Cost now $1.6 trillion; Update: $4 trillion?
Obamacare: the shape of things to come
CBS Airs 'Reality Check' on Obama's False Claim Health Plan 'Deficit Neutral'
Health Care Is Not That Complicated
Health reform is all downside for most Americans
A Trillion Dollars in Incompetence
The Phantom Uninsured
Single Payer: Why Government-Run Health Care Will Harm Both Patients and Doctors
Senate Finance Committee: Medicare is Broken
Future tax increases that would be required to pay for entitlement programs
OBAMACARE - MAKING US SICK
Obamacare: Medical Malpractice
President Obama “Caterpillars” Health Care Industry
DNC Organizing to Destroy U.S. Healthcare
Blame Liberal Groups for Social Security Crisis
Who Will Pay for President Obama's Tax Increases?
Your stimulus dollars at work
Stop spending my money on porkulus road signs
KILLING THE CAR, KILLING OUR FREEDOM
The Sad CAFE: Obama's proposed mileage standards would kill more Americans than the Iraq war...
Obama’s $1,300 car tax
Unreal. Dear Leader's Emissions Plan Will Cost Consumers $1,300 Per Vehicle
New General Motors Bankruptcy Plan Involves Government Purchase
Obama raising car prices and killing people is just for starters
It’s not your father’s Obamobile
CAP & TRADE: CLIMATE TAX, GOVERNMENT CONTROL
Democrats Know Their Cap & Trade Plan Will Obliterate Economy--and Don't Care
Capping Carbon Emissions Is Bad, No Matter How You Slice the Revenue
Son of Waxman-Markey: More Politics Makes for a More Costly Bill:
The Waxman-Markey bill is a massive energy tax in disguise that promises
job losses, income cuts, and a sharp left turn toward big government.
Stop Al Gore and the eco-taxers
GLOBAL WARMING - HOAX TO CONTROL US
Al Gore Rakes in the Green: Al Gore reaps rich benefits from Green technology.
The Thrilla in Vanilla: Gore vs. Gingrich in Global Warming ‘Showdown’?
Taking on Global Warming Myth
Five Reasons the EPA Should Not Attempt to Deal with Global Warming
Malaria Victims: How the Environmental Left's Ban on DDT Condemned 50 Million People to Death
OBAMACARE - MAKING US SICK
Obamacare: Medical Malpractice
President Obama “Caterpillars” Health Care Industry
DNC Organizing to Destroy U.S. Healthcare
Blame Liberal Groups for Social Security Crisis
Source: David Horowitz TV, FrontPage Magazine
Theo Van Gogh, murdered for producing a film critical of Islam:
Global ban on "insulting" Islam
Elected official in Finland charged with "blasheming" Islam
$11 TRILLION IN BAILOUTS...BILLIONS IN BRIBES
While you are living your life, this is how government is wasting your money.
|Pork, bribery and waste:|
Bailout Summary (PDF),
Government Waste (PDF),
Problems with Obama’s budget,
Who pays the most taxes
Click image to enlarge or click here for PDF
● Bailouts top $12.8 Trillion (Bloomberg)
● Government Bailouts (S. Francisco Chronicle)
● Bailouts Summary (FactReal)
● Bailouts (CNN)
● HR1105: Earmarks in Omnibus bill (FactReal)
● HR1: Waste in "Stimulus" Bill (Obama) (FactReal)
● HR1: Analysis of Stimulus II (Obama) (CBO)
● HR1: Legislation Text of Stimulus II (Obama)"
● HR5140: Stimulus I (Bush) (CBO)
● Car Bailout: Why they failed (FactReal)
● TARP Analysis (CBO)
● AIG: Dodd Bonus Amendment
● AIG Restructuring Plan(Federal Reserve)
● Bear Stearns (Federal Reserve)
● Government takeover of small banks (FDIC)
● Government takeover of Washington Mutual (FDIC)
● Government takeover of IndyMac Bank(FDIC)
● Work Pay Tax Credit (IRS)
● Relaxing "Market-to-Market" accounting rules
● Status of Appropriations Bills
● Roll Call votes (U.S. Senate)
● The Million Taxpayer March
● Kook Actress Garofalo: Tea Parties Were About Hating the Black Man
● Obama's Big Government Gamble
● A Tax Day Tea Party cheat sheet: How it all started
● Tea Party Directories All-In-One…& Spending Facts
....more at Obama’s FORCED VOLUNTEERING: Approved!
promised Earmark Reform,
that he would go line by line
to make sure we are
signed today the Omnibus bill with
he will not do that again (!!)
Mr. Obama, what is a 'worthy' earmark? Bribing special interest groups with taxpayer money?
Today, Obama preached about the ugly Earmarks and promised that from today onwards (after the earmark-orgy) there will be no earmarks, but then he went behind closed doors and signed the $450 Billion Omnibus Bill that contains almost 9,000 Earmarks. After today's earmark-orgy, he'll behave. Imagine a thief promising he'll never steal again....but before that, he will go into a stealing-rampage. Thieves do not have that cynicism or the license to steal, but government does.
While Americans' retirement savings and house values vanish, Obama signed another BRIBERY BILL (AKA Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009). He will take money from your pocket to finance these politicians' interest projects. How many jobs will be created or how will these help to stop the recession:
|$6.6 MILLION||for TERMITE RESEARCH|
|$5.8 MILLION||for TED KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE SENATE|
|$5.0 MILLION||for SUGARBEET/AVIAN DISEASE|
|$3.8 MILLION||for TIGER STADIUM|
|$2.7 MILLION||for WOOD EDUCATION (??)|
|$2.2 MILLION||for GRAPE GENETICS|
|$2.0 MILLION||for ASTRONOMY PROMOTION|
|$1.8 MILLION||for PIG & MANURE ODOR|
|$1.7 MILLION||for HONEY BEE|
|$1.2 MILLION||for CITRUS CANKER (which doesn't affect the fruits)|
|$1.0 MILLION||for CRICKETS|
|$819,000||for CATFISH GENETICS|
|$800,000||for OYSTER REHABILITATION|
|$473,000||for LEFTIST NATIONAL COUNTIL OF LA RAZA (THE RACE)|
|$469,000||for FRUIT FLY|
|$380,600||for CARBON NEUTRAL GREEN CAMPUS|
|$300,000||for GO GIRL GO! (???)|
|$225,000||for EVERYBODY WINS! (???)|
|$209,000||for BLUEBERRY IMPROVEMENTS|
|$200,000||for TATTOO REMOVAL|
|$100,000||for READY WILLING & ABLE (??)|
...more: Earmark List-3/10/2009
...AND THE WINNERS ARE: GOVERNMENT, THE ARTS & TRANSIT (Heritage)
During this recession, Americans are not spending in entertainment or redecorating their houses as they did during the good times (the first 7 years under George W. Bush.) Americans are saving and spending their money wisely, why can't government do that as well? This is not the time for government to waste taxpayer money in theaters, museums, sports, tattoo removal, fish genetics...and other special interest projects.
"The bill represents a bonanza for federal agencies that felt a budget squeeze for much of Bush’s two terms. Mass transit, public housing...all among the Democratic priorities that would see new federal money flow into their coffers." (WAPO)
Despite the recession, this bill will give even more than last year to those interest groups.
BETRAYED BY BOTH PARTIES
The bill includes thousands of controversial earmarks inserted by members of both parties:
Vote update: H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009):
*PASSED ON 3/10/2009 with 62 yeas & 35 nays & 2 not voting:
*8 Republicans joined 54 Democrats in the Senate to pass this theft:
Lamar Alexander, Kit Bond, Thad Cochran, Lisa Murkowski, Richard Shelby, Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter, Roger Wicker
*3 Democrats who voted against:
Evan Bayh, Russ Feingold, Claire McCaskill
PSST...ENOUGH WITH THESE STUPID WORDS
"INFRASTRUCTURE"...politicians make it sound like we were living on dirt roads or in the middle of the jungle. Stop with the 'infrastructure' excuse to waste our taxpayer money...it's all bait so we accept their abusive spending. Well, we don't want more spending and we don't want government to force us to leave our cars (freedom) and depend on public mass transportation (government control).
"FORWARD"....Obama practically says this word in each of his haughty, pompous sermons: "....to move FORWARD." With Obama, we are moving forward by running backwards.....so stopped with that silly word. By the time Obama finishes we will be living in misery like in Cuba.
"I INHERITED IT FROM THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION"
Stop whining, Mr. Obama! The zombies elected you because they believed your empty rhetoric of change...but all you are doing is duplicating or triplicating what George W. Bush did in 2008. So, after all, maybe you liked the guy. If you cannot handle it, Mr. Obama, we gladly will accept your resignation.
Also, is that bi-partisanship: to blame others? Is that the new tone: to harangue the opposition?
BROKEN PROMISES 2-IN-1
* Why did Obama sign the Omnibus bill behind closed doors? What happened to transparency?Another broken promise.
* During the campaign, mighty Obama promised he was going to fight earmarks. Today, he bathes in earmarks. Another broken promise.
SOURCES: Economic Crisis, Taxpayers for Common Sense, MichelleMalkin, WashingtonPost, ABC News (video), DC Examiner, FOX News, HotAir, HotAir, LA Times, Heritage
VIDEOS: AN EASY WAY TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE CRISIS WAS ORCHESTRATED
|1. Timeline & warnings||2. Dems: There is no crisis||3. Dems forced the banks|
|4. How Dems did it||5. Dems blocked regulators||6. Dem: Benefit from a crisis|
SUMMARY: HOW FINANCIAL CRISIS WAS CREATED
1. GOVERNMENT INTO PRIVATE SECTOR: Two quasi-government mortgage firms (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac) went unpunished for their scams.
2. DEMOCRATS WERE BRIBED: Democrats received millions from Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac:
● massive bonuses to their Democrat executives:
Democrats Rahm Emanuel, Jamie Gorelick, Franklin Raines, Jim Johnson
● massive donations to their Democrat politicians:
Democrats Chris Dodd, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton (source)
3. DEMOCRATS PROTECTED THE SCAMMERS: Democrats opposed regulations and defended Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac even though they were cooking their books to ensure bonuses and donations.
4. GOVERNMENT FORCED BANKS: The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) (signed into law by Democrat President Jimmy Carter in 1977 and extended by Democrat President Bill Clinton in 1995 ) and ACORN (leftist agitator group) forced Banks to give loans to unqualified borrowers.
5. FINANCIAL OASIS: Financial firms bought huge packages of loans from Fannie & Freddie because they were backed by government.
6. MORTGAGE MELTDOWN: When some borrowers stopped paying, foreclosures increased dramatically which led to mortgage meltdown which led to the financial crisis.
7. DEMOCRATS BEHIND BUSH FAILED BAILOUT OF 2008: In 2008, a majority-Democrat Congress and Bush abandoned free-market principles and started the failed bailouts as a response to the financial crisis. Who were advising Bush?
● DEMOCRAT TIM GEITHNER
Geithner, Obama's Treasury Secretary, was the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (which oversees Wall Street) and the main architect, of the Bush Administration response to the financial crisis in the form of bailouts.
● IN-THE-CLOSET-DEMOCRAT HANK PAULSON
Although Paulson was appointed by Bush as Treasury Secretary, his Democrat DNA was evident in his actions as a transition-to-the-next-Democrat-Treasury-Secretary, former CEO of Goldman Sachs (one of Obama's top contributors, more); he named activist democrats to work with him; although he contributed to 2004 Bush fundraiser, he contributed to Bill Clinton in 1992, leftist feminist Emily's List and Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer. His wife donated to Hillary Clinton. He supported Al Gore's Global Warming Hoax while working in Goldman Sachs and has been instrumental to the growth of Chinese economic power....allowing China to purchase strategic U.S. companies and assets....and backing up American bailouts.
Bush believed in bi-partisanship, so he appointed and trusted Democrats in his cabinet. Big mistake. Communists always find useful fools who trust them and help them. For this, Bush was criticized by Conservatives.
8. DEMOCRATS BENEFITING FROM THE CRISIS: Democrats are now using their created crisis to ram their leftist 40-Year Wish List. Rahm Emanuel told us their strategy:
● DEMOCRAT RAHM EMANUEL
Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff, said: A CRISIS IS "AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS YOU THINK YOU COULD NOT DO BEFORE." (video #6) Democrats created the financial crisis. Americans are affected and are now willing to relinquish power to government and allow excessive government expansion in the form of bailouts, stimulus, change.
9. OBAMA AGREES
Obama defends the idea of subprime lending (audio)
DEMOCRATS & THE STRATEGY OF MANUFACTURED CRISIS
● COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA):
"...And now we have the mortgage crisis, which has sent a shock wave through Wall Street and panicked world financial markets like no other since the stock market crash of 1929. But this is a problem created in Washington long ago. It originated with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), signed into law in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. The CRA was Carter's answer to a grassroots activist movement started in Chicago, and forced banks to make loans to low income, high risk customers.
● ACORN aggressively sought to expand loans to low income groups using the CRA as a whip....In the 1980s, groups such as the activists at ACORN began pushing charges of "redlining"-claims that banks discriminated against minorities in mortgage lending. In 1989, sympathetic members of Congress got the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act amended to force banks to collect racial data on mortgage applicants; this allowed various studies to be ginned up that seemed to validate the original accusation. In fact, minority mortgage applications were rejected more frequently than other applications-but the overwhelming reason wasn't racial discrimination, but simply that minorities tend to have weaker finances.
ACORN showed its colors again in 1991, by taking over the House Banking Committee room for two days to protest efforts to scale back the CRA. Obama represented ACORN in the Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 1994 suit against redlining. Most significant of all, ACORN was the driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton Administration that greatly expanded the CRA and laid the groundwork for the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac borne financial crisis we now confront. Barack Obama was the attorney representing ACORN in this effort. With this new authority, ACORN used its subsidiary, ACORN Housing, to promote subprime loans more aggressively...."
DEMOCRATS GAVE MORTGAGE TO LESS QUALIFIED MINORITY (ProudToBeCanadian)
● CLINTON & DEMOCRAT CONGRESS SET THE TIME-BOMB
"....This crisis was caused by political correctness being forced on the mortgage lending industry in the CLINTON ERA.
Before the Democrats’ affirmative action lending policies became an embarrassment, the Los Angeles Times reported that, starting in 1992, a majority-DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS "mandated that FANNIE and FREDDIE increase their purchases of mortgages for low-income and medium-income borrowers. Operating under that requirement, Fannie Mae, in particular, has been aggressive and creative in stimulating minority gains.” by selling their houses. A decade later, the housing bubble burst and, as predicted, food-stamp-backed mortgages collapsed. Democrats set an affirmative action time-bomb and now it’s gone off.
Instead of looking at “outdated criteria,” such as the mortgage applicant’s credit history and ability to make a down payment, banks were encouraged to consider nontraditional measures of credit-worthiness...
THREATENING LAWSUITS, Clinton’s Federal Reserve demanded that banks treat welfare payments and unemployment benefits as valid income sources to qualify for a mortgage. That isn’t a joke—it’s a fact.
● DEMOCRAT ANDREW CUOMO - THE ENFORCER (see video #3)
Under Clinton, the entire federal government put massive pressure on banks to grant more mortgages to the poor and minorities. Clinton’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, ANDREW CUOMO, investigated Fannie Mae for racial discrimination and proposed that 50 percent of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s portfolio be made up of loans to low-to moderate-income borrowers by the year 2001.
● THE MEDIA COOPERATED & PRAISED THE DEMOCRATS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MELTDOWN
In 1999, liberals were bragging about extending affirmative action to the financial sector. Los Angeles Times...hailed the Clinton administration’s affirmative action lending policies as one of the “hidden success stories” of the Clinton administration, saying that “black and Latino homeownership has surged to the highest level ever recorded.”
● BUSH & ECONOMISTS WARNED
Meanwhile, economists were screaming from the rooftops that the Democrats were forcing mortgage lenders to issue loans that would fail the moment the housing market slowed and deadbeat borrowers couldn’t get out of their loans
In BUSH's first year in office, the White House chief economist, N. Gregory Mankiw, warned that the government’s “implicit subsidy” of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, combined with loans to unqualified borrowers, was creating a huge risk for the entire financial system.
● DEMOCRATS ATTACKED FURTHER
REP. BARNEY FRANK denounced Mankiw, saying he had no “concern about housing.” How dare you oppose suicidal loans to people who can’t repay them! The New York Times reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were “under heavy assault by the Republicans,” but these entities still had “important political allies” in the Democrats.
● THE BAIT: BAILOUTS = GOVERNMENT EXPANSION
Now, at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, middle-class taxpayers are going to be forced to bail out the Democrats’ two most important constituent groups: rich Wall Street bankers and welfare recipients. Political correctness had already ruined education, sports, science and entertainment. But it took a Democratic president with a Democratic congress for political correctness to wreck the financial industry.
DEMOCRATS ARE BENEFITING FROM THEIR CREATED CRISIS
● POLITICIANS ARE BRIBED
Democrats received millions in donations from Fannie and Freddie.
Fannie and Freddie have spent $140 million on lobbying Washington, mostly Democrats:
|#1 Democrat C. Dodd (D-CT)|
#2 Democrat J. Kerry (D-MA)
#3 Democrat B. Obama (D-IL
#4 Democrat H. Clinton(D-NY)
● POLITICIANS BUY FUTURE DEMOCRAT VOTES
Obama and Democrats orgy-spending and expanding government at the same time.
○ STIMULUS BILL ($1 TRILLION)
a.k.a. PORKULUS, BRIBE $850 BILLION BILL
Obama is using our taxpayer money to payback his interest groups and all the spending will not stimulate the economy:
--$21 million for sod
--$75 million for smoking cessation
--$200 million for the National Mall
--$600 million for new cars for the federal government
--$650 million for digital TV coupons
--$6 billion for colleges/universities (many which have billion dollar endowments)
--$50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts
--$44 million for repairs to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture headquarters
--billions of taxpayer dollars to left-wing groups like ACORN
--funding for contraceptives and the abortion industry
○ OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL ($410 BILLION)
a.k.a. BRIBERY BILL since it includes almost 9,000 Earmarks, as a form to bribe their special interest groups.
More wasting of our taxpayer money in items that won't stimulate the economy
--$1.8 million pig/swine and manure odor treatment
--$200,000 for Tattoo Removal Violence Prevention Outreach Program(pg. 283)
--$6.6 million for termite research
--$2.2 million for grape genetics in New York
--$1.05 million for crickets
--$2 million for promotion of astronomy in Hawaii
--$250,000 lobsters in Maine (pg. 173)
--$5.8 million earmark for the Ted Kennedy Institute for the Senate(pg. 232)
--$473,000 for radical leftist National Council of La Raza (pg. 212)
--$3.8 million for Tiger Stadium
(Hat tip: Taxpayers for Common Sense, Try 2 Focus, MichelleMalkin, more)
Vote updates: 3/3/2009, 3/5/2009, 3/10/2009, final vote 3/10/09
WARNINGS: REPUBLICANS TRIED TO STOP THE CRISIS (see videos #2,#5)
● DEMOCRAT OPPOSED REGULATIONS
Democrats opposed bills giving power to regulators to control Freddie & Fannie (Bloomberg)
○ MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): "We do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac"
○ GREGORY MEEKS (D-NY): "I am PISSED OFF at OFHEO [the regulators]"
○ BARNEY FRANK (D-MA): "I think it is clear that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are sufficiently secure so they are in no great danger… I don't think we face a crisis; I don't think that we have an impending disaster."
-->Check the Congressional Records that show how Democrats opposed regulating Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (two of the seeds of today's financial meltdown):
--->Hearing of the House Committee on Financial Services (H.R. 2575) (2003)
--->Hearing on Accounting Failure at Fannie Mae (2004) (PDF)
● REPUBLICANS TRIED TO AVOID THE CRISIS
Contrary to what the main-stream media (MSM) is unwilling to report, the record shows Republicans tried to avoid the crisis
○ BUSH ADMINISTRATION(2002-2008)
-->2002-2007: Washington Post Tracks Efforts From Bush Administration to Avoid Financial Crisis
-->2008: Bush Called For Reform of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac 17 Times in 2008 Alone...Dems Ignored Warnings
○ SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN
-->2005 Bill to Address the Regulation of Secondary Mortgage Market Enterprises (S.190)
John McCain said “If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.”
PDF of Congressional Record (center column)
--> 2006 Letter demanding action on Fannie & Freddie (h/t:AtlasShrugs)
● FINANCIAL CRISIS 101
● Bloomberg: How the Democrats created the Financial Crisis
● How we got to the credit market meltdown
● Behind the law & regulations
● MORE SOURCES: How Democrats created this Financial Crisis
● Obama's 6% Degree of Separation to Financial Crisis (source: Babalulog)
● Obama sued Citibank under CRA to force it to make bad loans/
● Community Organizer's Job: To pressure banks to make bad loans
● Los Angeles Times praised the very people most responsible for the meltdown
Sampling of conservatives criticizing President Bush's plans:
● Michelle Malkin against bailouts :
"John McCain screwed this up. The out-of-touch Republican leadership in Washington screwed it up. And let’s be honest: Too many of the same tired old faces now trying to reclaim seats of power — like Newt Gingrich — crumbled on the massive banking bailout and capitulated to Reid/Pelosi/Paulson/Bush when steel spines were needed most."
● George Bailout Bush drives the final nail in his coffin
● Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Hannity against Bush's bailout. But Mr. liberal-independent-conservative (Bill O'Reilly) attacks them.
● Ann Coulter against Bush's bailout plan
● House GOP rallies against Bush bailout deal
● HERITAGE Foundation against the Bush-Obama Borrow-Bailout Parade
● Rush Limbaugh against Bush's immigration plan
● Conservatives against Bush's immigration plan
● Rush Limbaugh against Bush's border plan
● Ann Coulter against Bush's open borders policy for immigration
● Michelle Malkin against Bush's immigration policy
● Michelle Malkin against Bush's environmentalism
● Michelle Malkin on housing crisis
● Michelle Malkin against Bush's excessive spending
● Ann Coulter against Bush's compassionate conservatism
● Ann Coulter against Bush's homage to the fetishistic rituals of liberalism
● Ann Coulter on Bush's judicial nominee
● Conservatives disagree with Bush
● CATO Institute on Bush failures
Of course, if you get your news from comedian John Steward or from radical MediaMatters.....you will not be aware of these facts. Hollywood , radicals and the mainstream media (MSM) love to keep you in the dark. They don't care if you look stupid.
video: Full Speech (Including Introduction)
1. Clear your mind from preconceived ideas about Rush
2. Watch Rush's speech.
3. Refrain from judgment.
4. Check your heartbeat.
5. After you watch the whole video, decide if you agree with him.
This is not about hating or loving him.
Do you understand his point of view? Do you agree?
6. Research any topics he mentioned that you did not know about.
7. Remember, you are free to listen, he is free to speak.
● Was Rush correct about Vice-President Joe Biden's cluelessness?
● Was Rush correct about Joe Biden's bigotry?
● Was Rush correct about Obama Administration is all about control?
Biden: "...well just use...the media to embarrass them..."
Biden on how the Obama Administration will bully Governors to take the Stimulus money: "And in other places well just use the television, the radio and the media to embarrass them for not doing what their supposed to do"
● The teleprompter joke: Why Obama uses one?
(Reading a teleprompter does not equal eloquence.)
Obama's safety net: the TelePrompter
● Do you hate Rush Limbaugh?
● Top 10 anti-Obama conservatives (Hat tip: MichelleMalkin)
● Rush talked about the Leftist tactic of destroying reputations:
CNN after Rush's speech: Rush Limbaugh Represents the "Angry White Man"
OBAMA'S STIMULUS NOT NEEDED
Budget people at CBO Predict Recession Will End in 2009 Without Stimulus
CBO: Obama stimulus harmful over long haul
ECONOMY IMPROVING BEFORE STIMULUS
Retail Sales Unexpectedly Climb 1%, First Increase in Seven Months...
New jobless claims drop slightly...
Oil slides toward multiyear lows...
OBAMA HURTING THE ECONOMY ....ON PURPOSE?
World stocks sag on concerns about Obama plans...
Wall Street falls on Geithner announcement...
Stocks plunge as Obama's government unveils bailout plan
MAYOR: Obama should apologize for Vegas trip quip...
CEOS DEFEND...while thieves attack them
GOP'S STEELE: Stop The Spending Spree...
DEMOCRATS MACHIAVELLIAN PLAN
*CUBA COMES TO AMERICA!! (Senate approves "Stimulus" bill )
*Tom Daschle's Machiavellian Health Care Plan
*Ruin your health with the Obama Stimulus Plan (Bloomberg)
*Shocker: Electronic Money Market Run Nearly Destroyed Economy
|KANJORSKI talking about 9/18/2009:|
"On Thursday at about 11 o'clock in the morning the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous drawdown of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion was being drawn out in a matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help. It pumped $105 billion in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide; we were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn't be further panic out there."
NOTE TO PONDER
If Obama disagreed so much with what he calls 'Bush-failed-policies', why is Obama then not only continuing but triplicating them (i.e., bailouts, government expansion, excessive spending)? Can it be that Obama was in the closet for the 2008 Bush?
meet the new Marie Antoinette
"Indulgence & Power for me,
---Debt & Misery for you"
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What is Wagyu?
One of the most expensive meats: $2,299.99 for 15 lbs at Costco
● Obama’s cocktail party celebrated the House passing the ”Stimulus” $850 Billion Bill.
● Obama celebrates Spending binge with cocktails and Wagyu steaks
● King Obama dines on $100 wagyu Steak while 55,000 Americans lose their jobs
►►BUT OBAMA PREACHES: NO PROFITS, NO BONUSES
King Obama has declared:
"...there will be time for them to make profits
and there will be time for them to get bonuses....
now is not that time..." (minute 1:49)
● Obama calls Wall Street bonuses “shameful”
Obama said, “It is shameful. And part of what we’re going to need is for the folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to
show some restraint and show some discipline and show some sense of responsibility.”
● Obama: Pork good for me, bonuses bad for businesses
NOTES TO PONDER
☼ Mr. Obama where is your restraint with that $100 per pound beef?
☼ How about that $1.1 trillion Pork? Yes, pork since it's a spending plan to buy interest groups while keeping us in debt for generations and will not stimulate the economy nor create jobs. Americans are against this waste. Read Top 10 reasons to oppose the Spending "Stimulus" Bill. Wasting money is not stimulus. Tax cuts are an easy way to stimulate businesses and consumers to start participating in the economy. How about a flat tax (especially now that we have seen how Obama's nominees have problems 'understanding' the tax code.)
Economy 101: Businesses create jobs. So, businesses are the ones that need the long-term stimulus, such as tax cuts.
☼ You said, ”All of us are going to have responsibilities to get this economy moving again”. Are you going to be responsible and put on hold your salary since you get paid with our taxmoney as well?
That is the problem with allowing government to anex the free market:
What government gives, government can take away....anytime.
► OBAMA INDULGES: CRANKS UP THE HEATER
Obama likes it hot....so he keeps his thermostat on high...and jacket off.
Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat
►►BUT OBAMA PREACHES: NO HEATER FOR YOU
Obama said last year: video (go to remaining minute 1:30)
● Obama excoriated us for keeping our homes' thermostats at “72 degrees at all times.”
● Obama turns up the thermostat but tells you not to.
● Obama to Washingtonians: Toughen up, pansies. Obama taunted Washingtonians when schools were closed due to sleet and freezing rain. “Because of what? Because of some ice?” said Obama.
NOTE TO PONDER
Of course is easy for Obama to criticize and censure Americans....he has a different rule for himself.
► OBAMA INDULGES: HIS INAUGURATION MOST EXPENSIVE
● Obama’s inauguration is most expensive ever at $160 million
● Obama’s inauguration more than triple of Bush’s first inauguration in 2001
● Bush spent $42.3m for inauguration in 2005 but he was demonized for the spending…. see here, here
►►BUT OBAMA PREACHES: EVERYONE MUST SACRIFICE
Obama: "Everybody’s going to have to give.
Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game"
ABC’s Stephanopoulos asked Obama: “…everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something,
accept change for the greater good?"
"Yes," Obama said. report
(H/t: HotAir, WashingtonTimes)
►MORE HYPOCRISY FROM WASHINGTON
Obama & Dems go to spa resort paid by taxpayers
Democrats use taxpayer money to go to luxurious resort for annual "planning" retreat...all during economic crisis
● Obama recently blasted Wall Street executives for their "excesses" but he will join Democrats at the resort.
● Obama chose this luxury resort to be his first trip aboard Air Force One.
● About $500,000 of taxpayer dollars have been spent by Democrats to attend these retreats.
● About $70,000 are spent each year for an Amtrak train to ferry Democrats to the resort.
● Security helicopters fly above the train.
►►BUT POLITICIANS CRITICIZE OTHERS
● Wells Fargo Defends Then Cancels Vegas Retreat Amid Controversy
● Politicians slammed AIG executives for spending more than $440,000 at a company retreat...just days after receiving ...$85 billion bailout in taxpayer funds
● Lawmakers excoriated banking and financial companies for flying in corporate jets to Washington to request bailouts
NOTES TO PONDER
☼ It is greatly disingenuous to demonize companies for lavish retreats after receiving taxpayer money via bailouts when Democrats are using taxpayer money to finance their trips to resorts. If this is work, they can stay in Washington.
☼ Using taxpayer money for these retreats is worse than using lobbyist/nonprofits funds since
taxpayers get robbed with so many taxes and then do not have dedicated personnel fighting for us in Washington like interest groups (lobbyists, non-for-profit organizations.)
☼ Democrats herald that, unlike Republicans, they don't use lobbyist money to finance these retreats. They use our money. Is it much more noble to steal from voiceless taxpayers?
☼ They pretend to dislike lobbyists but there are plenty of lobbyists in their administration.
Obama calls for sacrifice during this economic crisis, but he cannot lead Democrats not to misuse our money.
►POLITICIANS INDULGE: HIGHER SALARIES
Congress gets raise
Congress now gets paid $174,000 for working only 3 day work week.
►►BUT OBAMA PREACHES: NO HIGH SALARIES FOR BUSINESSES
Obama bans corporate executives from earning more than $500,000 a year
Obama caps salaries at $500,000
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