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Normally I steer away from Rolling Stone and their articles. However, this one makes some very good points and arguments in regards to the Obama administration’s catastrophically negative impact on the U.S. economy. As in the author of the article Obama’s Big Sellout stated, “This new team of bubble-fattened ex-bankers and laissez-faire intellectuals then proceeded to sell us all out, instituting a massive, trickle-up bailout and systematically gutting regulatory reform from the inside.” Which in my opinion, is putting it mildly. It is and has been a buy out of the major banks and automobile companies in aspirations to gain even more of a government foothold. And as the article points out, “… the extensive series of loophole-rich financial “reforms” that the Democrats are currently pushing may ultimately do more harm than good.”
It is also explains that during the campaign Obama had advisers which focused heavily on helping the poor and middle class, and condemned the bankers of Wall Street. But the day after Barack Obama was elected to office, he did away with those advisers and replaced them with the total opposite, Wall Street bankers. Which “Leading the search for the president’s new economic team was his close friend and Harvard Law classmate Michael Froman, a high-ranking executive at Citigroup.” And it wasn’t long after he was made official in his office that Obama made the $306 billion bailout of Citigroup and agreed to make taxpayers pay up to $277 billion in losses for the Citi assets.
It is very interesting to say the least to see how the web of Obama’s economic team was formed. There is no interest in helping the poor or middle class. It is about making more money and expanding government control. The author of the cited article does well showing the timeline of events and the connections of the appointees. However, he is clearly a democrat and was at one time for Obama. He also uses a fair amount of profanity, which is completely unnecessary for getting his point across. But I do think it is a worthwhile read for informational purposes if you read it to the end.
WARNING THE FOLLOWING LINK DOES CONTAIN PROFANITY (very unnecessarily)
Why all these “czars”? What does the President hope to accomplish? Who are they? These are some of the questions people started to ask about when reporters first exposed Van Jones, now former Green Czar, as not only making raciest statements against white Americans, but also admitted to be a self proclaimed Marxist. Yet even though Van Jones resigned over the weekend, not fired like he should have been, there still remains about 30 more czars in the Obama Administration.
Why does President Obama, or for that matter, any president nominate czars to their administration? Well, a White House spokeswoman for the Bush administration Dana Perino told Fox News that presidents like to appoint czars, because it is easier to do rather than putting them through congressional oversight especially when congress is increasingly partisan. One would have to wonder why then is President Obama doing this in such high frequency? Yes, congress is more partisan than ever, but the Democrats have a huge majority both in the House and Senate. One would have to lean toward the fact that the President appears to be trying to bypass those that have the authority to make laws by putting these other people into power. This includes the recently appointed Ron Bloom to over see manufacturing policy. I certainly hope that our congress steps in to evaluate the responsibilities and powers given to these czars before our country is completely out of the peoples’ hands.
Here’s the link from the Bill Bennett show to sign the “Free Our Health Care Now” Online Petition. When we went on there had already been 1181804 people sign as of August 31. Let’s keep it going up and show that we are the majority!
09/02/09, 1201802 have signed. Keep Em Coming!
09/08/09, 1269814 have signed
09/09/09 (we won’t ever see this date again!), Thought I heard on the Bill Bennett show that 09/08 was the last day to sign, but the link is still working to sign and it is still on his website as well so sign away! Oh, and now it is up to 1290488 at 09:28am ET.
You may think that the story of President Obama electing to have John Holdren as the head of his Science and Technology Policy department as old news, but with the recent fear mongering of the swine flu, global warming, and other such events, I believe it is very much still a live story in need of more research. At first glance in researching John Holdren you will find that in the 1970’s he was a major adjocate for compulsory abortions in the U.S. and a “Planetary Regime”.
Having co-authored Ecoscience, it was well known John Holdren’s stance on population control and the repercussions thought at the time of letting people breed freely. The methods to unknowingly sterilize a population included methods tried by the Nazi’s, Soviet’s, and communists such as adding infertility drugs to a national food or water supply, and forced abortion to name a few. It also goes into a radical and unrealistic stance on what could happen if population were to get out of control in reference to resources and environmental impact. Like I said before, this is all very easy to find.
Now, the not so easy to find was the recent opinions of Mr. Holdren. In 1995 he also co-authored an essay called, The Meaning of Sustainability: Biogeophysical Aspects, published by the World Bank on the need to eventually have “world of zero net physical growth” and “population limitation” to sustain economic activity (ummm…very interesting considering the current economic events). Now suddenly, upon being appointed to a position in the White House his opinions change? In his White House interview he explained as stated by www.wnd.com, “when asked if he still felt population control was appropriate, health care and opportunities for women, as well as education, naturally create families more likely to have fewer children, thus solving the potential problems of population growth.” I don’t think so. Someone holding so tightly to a belief for so many years would not let it go so easily. Not to mention, Obama knows Holdren’s past, works, and beliefs having both gone to Harvard. Obama is no dummy, he would not have manged to get elected as President of the United States of America had that been the case.
In conclusion, the question in many minds at this time is if there is a connection between John Holdren’s past and the current events with the economic instability (made worse by the stimulus and will be more so by a passing of health care reform), myths of global warming, and the fear mongering of the H1N1 virus. One would have to wonder, with his new found powers as Science Czar and only having to answer to the President of the United States, not obligated to answer to Congress, John Holdren definitely warrants more scrutiny and a watchful eye on his handling of his office. Our founders would be rolling in their graves if they knew that the President gave such unlimited powers to an unelected official.
Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment by Paul R. Ehrlich co-authored by John Holdren
The Meaning of Sustainability: Biogeophysical Aspects published by World Bank 1995 (full text available at http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1995/01/01/0000092
Edward M. Kennedy, known as “the lion of the Senate”, was also known to be a supporter of the health care reform bill. Now with his passing away, would Democrats and President Barack Obama see it as their opportunity to get a few more unsure supporters off the bench to get the health care reform passed? It really would not surprise me. Nothing would at this point. Having heard Senators and Congressman calling those opposed to the bill names and talking about using the reconciliation process to bypass the opposition, why would they not stoop to using a man who is now resting in peace? I think we will hear it by tomorrow at the latest. I can hear it now, “Let’s do this for our good friend and loyal servant Edward M. Kennedy, it is what he would have wanted.” I hope that none of those that are leaning away from the health care bill would be so easily swayed. But, as with all things, only time will tell.
This opinion is based on the following article: