Record Spending in D.C.

In honor of tax week, I figured I would give you some insight into exactly how much of the wealth that you have created Washington is spending … and how they are spending it. The folks at the Heritage Foundation have the details.

* In 2010, Washington will spend a record $31,406 per household.
* In 2010, Washington will collect $18,276 per household in taxes.
* The $13,130 difference between spending and revenue is our budget deficit per household … on top of all prior government debt.
* Since 2008, government spending has increased by $5,000 per household. That’s in just two years folks.
* Over the last decade, government spending has increased $10,000 per household.

Now, considering that Washington spends $31,406 per household .. what exactly is the breakdown? The Heritage Foundation also has that information for us. Here are the highlights:

* Social Security/Medicare: $9,949 per household
* Defense: $6,071 per household
* Antipoverty programs: $5,466 per household
* Unemployment benefits: $1,640 per household
* Interest on the federal debt: $1,585 per household
* Veterans’ benefits: $1,052 per household
* Federal employee retirement benefits: $1,018 per household
* Education: $914 per household
* Highways/mass transit: $613 per household
* Health research/regulation: $550 per household
* Mortgage Credit: $470 per household
* All other federal programs justice, international affairs, natural resources, the environment, regional development, farm subsidies, social services, space exploration, air transportation and energy: $2,078 per household

At the same time that our government has seen fit to spend more money that it has … the number of non-payers (there are people without income tax liability) has increased by 59% in less than a decade. The number of non-payers grew from 32.6 million in 2000 to 51.6 million in 2008. At the same time, the total number of tax filers only grew by 10%.

This is simply unsustainable. Don’t you get it my friends? Our country absolutely cannot survive this slide into fiscal hell. We’re at the point where only a minority of working Americans actually pay for the operation of our Imperial Federal Government. Tell me … how do you ever get those people to actually pay their share of the cost of our government again? They’re on the dole now. They’re moochers. Do you actually think they’re going to sit back and allow the rest of us to make them taxpayers again? Are you serious? They think they deserve a free ride. It’s their “right!”

Broken record time folks. I let this mortgage crisis sneak up on me. With just a little thought I would have seen it coming, but I was blind to what was going on with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Won’t let this happen again with our national debt and failed tax structure. We’re on the road to fiscal destruction. Frankly, I think that there are some politicians who put us on this road intentionally. They want the free market system destroyed so it can be replaced by a centrally-planned government economy. We may have two elections to save this country .. but I think it would be dangerous to wait until 2012. This is it. November 2nd. Time to take off the sports jerseys, put down the video game controllers, cancel your subscription to US Weekly, change the channel from Entertainment Tonight to a news channel … and get ready to fight for freedom. The job will certainly be easier for you than it was for Washington’s troops 230 years ago, but the situation is no less serious.

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AP: Foes of Tea Party Movement to Infiltrate Rallies

AP: Foes of Tea Party Movement to Infiltrate Rallies.

The people of this country will not be intimidated, we will not back down and be silent any longer.  I do believe this regime and the progressives greatly underestimate the people eof this country.

Does Alan Grayson Support the Kidnapping of Karl Rove?

Article by: Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King

Top Obama funder, terrorist supporter and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans said in a radio interview last Friday night that Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) spoke with her earlier that day to express his support for Code Pink’s efforts to kidnap former adviser to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove.

Jodie Evans had made an attempt to handcuff and detain Rove that afternoon at a Las Vegas book signing appearance where Rove was promoting his recently released memoir, “Courage and Consequence: My Life As a Conservative in the Fight.”

This was the second attempt in recent weeks by Jodie Evans to kidnap Rove and hold him under the pretext of making a citizens arrest for what Code Pink calls war crimes (aka defending America in the war on terror.)

Though the previous attempt in Beverly Hills made national headlines, no mainstream media outlet reported about Jodie Evans’ deep ties to President Barack Obama, the Democrat party, terrorist groups and state sponsors of terrorism.

As Big Government reported months ago, Jodie Evans and Code Pink have enlisted the father of Islamic terrorism, the Muslim Brotherhood, and their jihadi allies in supporting their efforts to kidnap former President Bush, his wife Laura, Rove and other former Bush administration officials.

Jodie Evans spoke with guest host Brad Friedman on the Mike Malloy Show last Friday night from Las Vegas outside another Rove appearance. She said that after her attempt to handcuff Rove that afternoon, she got a call from Rep. Grayson. (Grayson is no stranger to Code Pink, his alliance with them was an issue in his 2008 campaign.)

“The funny thing is as soon as I finished doing that action I got a call from Congressman Alan Grayson from Florida. And I told him what I had just done (attempted to kidnap Karl Rove).

He is just horrified by the fact that we can’t hold them accountable. That if we don’t hold these guys accountable it will get repeated again. And not only that, if they’re not held accountable then why does somebody else think they need to follow the law because nobody gets held accountable.

“I said, “So why don’t you call for him to be subpoenaed and come talk about his lies in Congress?”

“He said, “Well, Pelosi won’t let me do it. She says, she won’t put anything out that has anything to do with accountability.”

“And I said, “Isn’t that horrible?”

“And he said, “Yes. That’s why we appreciate Code Pink for constantly saying the emperor has no clothes.”

Jodie Evans told Friedman that her plan is to handcuff Rove and then have other Code Pink supporters and audience members hold Rove until a police officer arrives to formally take Rove into custody. Jodie Evans claims she is operating under state laws, however the FBI should be arresting Jodie Evans for attempted kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap, as well as aiding terrorists.

Last month, Big Government reported on the ties between Jodie Evans, Code Pink and the Democrat party. Jodie Evans has been a Democrat activist for decades. She managed former California Governor Jerry Brown’s 1992 presidential campaign.

Jodie Evans spoke to the Democrats’ national convention in 1992. Her speech can be seen here on YouTube.

Rep. Grayson made headlines last week for crashing a meeting of Orange County, Florida, Republicans to complain that opposition activists were attending Democrat meetings to stay informed of their plans.

A Big Government Story

Three Ways to Repeal Obamacare

The ABCs of Repealing ObamaCare (from Human Events)
by Brian Darling
04/12/2010

Conservatives want to repeal every single word of ObamaCare. They want ObamaCare euthanized so Congress can start over with true healthcare reform that lowers prices, restores free markets and gets the government out of the decision-making process.

Three Approaches

ObamaCare was an intolerable act of government. Luckily, there are three ways to repeal it:

* First is a legal fight. Florida Atty. Gen. Bill McCollum is leading a group of 18 states in suing the federal government. Their case argues it’s unconstitutional for Washington to mandate that citizens buy health insurance, because such power isn’t authorized by either the Commerce or Taxing Clauses in the U.S. Constitution. If the individual mandate is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, then ObamaCare may collapse. Congress may be forced to repeal the whole bill, or the courts may have to craft a remedy that could include striking down the whole law. The timeline for this scenario is uncertain.

* Second is a procedural approach within Congress. The elections this fall will be a referendum on ObamaCare. Democratic supporters of the president may be sent packing because of their support for the unpopular ObamaCare. A new Congress is likely to be friendly to the idea of using the appropriations process to chip away at ObamaCare in anticipation of full repeal in 2013, once Obama is gone and no longer can veto a full repeal bill. Congress can bury provisions in next year’s appropriations bills to defund the new bureaucracies needed to implement the law’s new regulatory powers over healthcare.

According to a CBS News poll, “more Americans now disapprove of the legislation, and many expect their costs to rise and the quality of their care to worsen. Few expect the reforms to help them.” The CBS poll indicated that 53% of Americans disapprove of the new law and 32% approve. People are right to worry that ObamaCare is going to force changes in coverage for all Americans AT&T announced that it will have to set aside $1 billion to cover a tax in ObamaCare on retiree drug coverage. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $202 billion in cuts to the Medicare Advantage program required by ObamaCare. The Associated Press reported that ObamaCare will raise premiums for young adults an average of $500 per year. Young and old have strong reasons to rebel against the new law.

* Third is by selecting new leaders at the ballot box. ObamaCare can always be repealed in full by a friendly Congress and a new President who is opposed to government-run healthcare. The biggest provisions of the new law won’t be implemented until 2014. That includes the unconstitutional individual mandate, new regulations on insurance companies, creation of heavily regulated state-based exchanges and new tax credits for low-income individuals.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) and 15 colleagues have introduced one-sentence bills to repeal ObamaCare. These bills will become the conservative battle cry this fall in federal races, because full repeal of ObamaCare is the only acceptable message for many Americans. Joining DeMint in supporting S.3152 are Republican Senators Vitter (La.), Graham (S.C.), Bennett (Utah), Bond (Mo.), Chambliss (Ga.), Crapo (Idaho), Ensign (Nev.), Hutchinson (Tex.), Inhofe (Okla.), LeMieux (Fla.), Risch (Idaho), Roberts (Kan.), Cornyn (Tex.), Coburn (R-Okla.) and Kyl (R-Ariz.). A full repeal isn’t likely to pass this year, yet it’s important to build support as more bad news comes out every day about Americans who are being harmed by ObamaCare.

In the House there are four bills to repeal ObamaCare. Republican Representatives Jerry Moran (Kan.), Connie Mack (Fla.), Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Steve King (Iowa) have introduced bills with a combined 40 cosponsors. Some Republican Party “leaders” are calling for half-measures, arguing the best conservatives can wish for is to undo parts of ObamaCare after the fall elections. Although that may be true, these same leaders so far have not shown strong support for any of the bills to repeal ObamaCare.

The message from the leadership of the Republican Party right now is “Repeal and Replace.” But conservatives are willing to fight in three ways to repeal every word of ObamaCare. Activists should ignore defeatists who are pleading for compromise and appeasement. ObamaCare should die within the next few years from severe trauma to the very heart of the law, as Americans and the courts reject big-government health care.

Brian Darling is director of U.S. Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation.

Jon Voight’s Letter to Obama

In one year, the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration. The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of.

President Obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea that they are entitled to take from the wealthier who have lived and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps a nation healthy and fed. Now the lie goes very deep and President Obama has been cleverly trained in the Alinsky method and it would be very important that every American knows what that method is.

It is a socialistic, Marxist teaching and with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for the Islamic extremists. The world looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity now wonders what will become of the entire world if America is losing its power.

The American people who understand exactly what is taking place have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom for all men and women, from all walks of life, shivering to think that this once great nation will be a third world country.

This will be the first president to ever weaken the United States of America. President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for his own agenda, against the will of the American people when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies.

Every loving American for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the Tea Parties in their states. The opposition will continue their tactics; they will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us. Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. We can weed out the liars and agitators.

Let us all stay in Gods light. Let no man put asunder. We can and we will prevail. God bless us all!

~Jon Voight, April 10th, 2010

The “Uprising” of the American Patriot

The American people are in the midst of an uprising against this regime and are moving quickly toward freedom and our founding documents.

‘They will not force us’
‘They will stop degrading us’
‘They will not control us’
‘We will be victorious’

‘We should never be afraid to die’
‘Rise up and take the power back”
‘It’s time the fat cats had a heart attack’
‘Bad times are coming to an end’
‘We have to unify…’

…..we have to unify….. and fight for freedom. The real strength of America comes from freedom. Our strength comes from our being free to build, create, organize, succeed or fail and get up and try again. The people are powerful in a free country, we are powerful yet, more so than our government and the politicians. that is why there is such an effort to stifle free debate and free speech. That is why there is racism and violence thrown into discussions about the peaceful Tea Protest. “They” are scared of us, as they should be. Our peaceful intelligence will win out over ignorant obedience to a historically flawed and failed form of government.

Stay strong, stay positive, America will prevail. In America’s history, this is our time, the time of the Citizen patriot. True conservatism, true constitutionality will win over tyranny and totalitarianism in this country. God Bless the American Patriot. God Bless the Constitution and God Bless the U.S.A.

Tea Party Still Strong And Growing

Before the mainstream media focused its biased efforts into painting the Tea Party Movement as a violent and racist group of disgruntled people promoting incendiary and threatening rhetoric, ie: “targeting” certain representatives and “fire” them all, the media has bent over backwards to claim that the movement is just an arm of the Republican Party. While it is true that many tea partiers hold Republican voter cards, independents and democrats are beginning to embrace the ideals that the Tea Party Movement is based upon and have begun to attend rallies. Polls taken over the last couple of weeks reveal that Independents and Democrats combined make up a larger group of tea party attendees then Republicans.

CNN reported, “Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past — some even voted for Democratic candidates — are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party — a movement that champions less government, lower taxes and the defeat of Democrats even though it’s not formally aligned with the Republican Party.”   The recent passage of ObamaCare seems to be stirring more of this “buyer’s remorse” in Democrats. The idea that a government would cram an unconstitutional bill down the throats of a public that has overwhelmingly rejected that bill, does not sit well with anyone regardless of party affiliation.

Some on the left believe that support in the conservative grassroots is waning and that opposition in November will be low. They still assume we are a Republican phenomenon. They assume that the loss over ObamaCare has sent us home with our tails between our legs. They believe we have foggy memories and will forget about how angry we are with the government. They think we will not show up in November 2010. They are dead wrong! We are not going anywhere and we are still mad as hell!

I have attended several tea parties and stood next to registered Democrats, Independents and Libertarians. Most speakers at tea party events do not rail against the Democrat Party, but against the government in its entirety with special focus on the Republican Party’s failures since the GOP has long been associated with a platform of lower taxes, less spending and less government intrusion. The typical Democrat would feel quite welcome and find some of their same concerns addressed as well.

And most Americans who are paying attention, realize that saving our country and restoring it to a Constitutional Republic is based on principles and not party. This week is “tax” week and the media and naysayers will witness that the Tea Party Movement is still strong and will still be a force to be reckoned with. Well over a million people are esxpected to turn out for Tax Day Tea Parties across the nation. Our apathy in the past helped lead us to this place. We take responsibility for that and are dedicated to not allowing our country to be fundamentally transformed into anything other than a Representative Republic.

FreedomsWings is a conservative libertarian gay female blogger and radio host.  Co-founder of the Conservative Alliance Media Network and Founder of Freedom’s Wings Politics.