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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. – Ben Franklin

There are many types of people who we come across throughout life, most of those to my good fortune have been hard-working, good-natured individuals that are bent on doing right and making an honest living. But on occasion, especially in the recent years, I have met some who are perfectly happy living off of others, or as I use to know it, being freeloaders. I have heard many times over, “Why go get a job when welfare pays more?” Or, “I’m not going to look for a job until my unemployment is almost up because it pays better.” And of course other similar remarks have come about too.

This seems to be an epidemic in our country now. Gone is the “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” attitude. It has been replaced with the notion that the government owes you something, if not everything. That you are somehow entitled to things you have never even worked for or tried to achieve. We have become a nation of many who are far too dependent on government for their needs and too selfish to care about the freedoms they give up in place of an easy mediocre life. And so, when big government rears its head as “help” and “hope” they immediately leap onto the train without a thought as to where is it’s true destination.

Once again, as we have seen numerous times in the previous months, Washington is seeking to expand what it seems to be a generous arm to help the people by extending unemployment benefits by up to 20 weeks and also extending the home buyer tax credit. In a 98-0 vote, the Senate passed the $24 billion Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 plunging our nation further into unnecessary and unprecedented debt. Will this help the issue with job loss? No, it will only pay those who are unmotivated to stay that way for 20 more weeks at the expense of the taxpayers who are still working. Will it help the economy? No, it will make those who are working hold on to their money that much more knowing that tax increase is inevitable to pay for the multiple bailouts backed by insufficient funds.

All the while it may help few that really are trying desperately to find a job, but it is increasing national debt, enabling freeloaders, and allowing more government control of business. What is needed right now is less spending and less government to get America back on track. This is a bipartisan step in the wrong direction. And with the Obama administration crushing American’s faith in capitalism, ruining the U.S. dollar, implementing unnecessary programs, and pushing to pass more government take over, you can bet that the dependency on the government will only grow at an accelerated pace. It is ironic that those who are in majority at Washington right now are called Progressives because we as a country are clearly regressing. We are moving away from a free society and towards socialism.

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Half of US kids will get food stamps, study says.

Pay attention to the response of the people being interviewed in line for stimulus money in this video.

We hear little on the news now of the declining economy here in the United States, in fact, we hear that the Stimulus has gone as planned. We hear that the economy is slowly picking up again and that consumer spending is growing. But how can this be when the jobs are being lost at record rates, homes are still being lost, and government is still trying to “spend” it’s way out of a recession? It’s not true, that’s how. And the whole world can see it, and they can see that the tactics of the Obama administration are only making matters worse.

Click here to read a very eye opening article about the current economy of the United States of America.

More US Economic News:

World Bank and IMF Join Attack On US Dollar

Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Surge Past One Million During First Nine Months of 2009

Obama economist jokes: Strategy is communism

Today, September 23, 2009, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time in his presidency. In what sounded like more of a sales pitch than a speech, Obama almost immediately starts with summing up what he has “accomplished” during his first 9 months in office. Recapping everything from closing Guantanamo Bay to the billions of dollars flushed down the toilet investing in “clean energy”. He seemed anxious to make himself look good for the very little he has done. And, of course, there was heavy focus on climate change and what we should supposedly do about this non existing problem that will inevitably bring about the world’s economic collapse all on it’s own. But, I will not go into the whole “climate” issues discussed (the very last link at the bottom of this post goes into climate change) because I am personally growing tired of the same old rhetoric and lies in regards to the false notion that man can somehow destroy what God himself has made.

One of the President’s other main focuses was on what seems to me promises and hopes of a false peace. One of the ways is by  a treaty to have every nation end having nuclear weapons. He told the U.N. General Assembly, “I have outlined a comprehensive agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.” Obama thinks that through this treaty that the world will somehow negotiate a “world without nuclear weapons.” If that isn’t the biggest load of manure I have ever heard! Yes, I can see every nation trusting the others to lay down all their weapons. I really doubt that will truly happen. Obama even suggested that countries such as Iran and North Korea “must face consequences,” but he did not specify what that would be. He did say that America would be holding up their end of the bargain, so we can look forward to Obama further weakening our military and our means of protecting our nation.

The other false peace, that which we know will never happen, Israel and Palestine living peacefully with a 2 state solution. First of all, it is not our land to give Palestine. We have no right to try to force the Israelis out of their land. But, Mr. Obama seems to think that he does. He said “the time has come to re-launch negotiations without preconditions that address the permanent status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians, borders, refugees, and Jerusalem.” I do not know what the solution is for the Palestinians, but I do know that we can not force Israel to give up their own land. This will never bring peace.

Now, the part of President Obama’s speech that caught my attention the most was a seemingly sneaky way of talking about world order. Or maybe not so sneaky, this is the first part that really opened up that topic with Obama stating:

“In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold.”

President Obama then continues to tell the General Assembly that they don’t want to be the generation that dragged the arguments of the 20th century into the 21st, but rather they should be the generation “that comes together to serve the common interests of human beings, and finally gives meaning to the promise embedded in the name given to this institution: the United Nations.” So, the ground work for a “new world order” is being placed. It seems that Obama feels more at home being the “President” of the world, than he does the President of the United States.

As far as I know, no sitting President in the United States has ever made so many apologies or bashed America so much as Obama has in his thus far short term. He has insulted our past presidents  and the American people as a whole in the way that he bows down (literally and figuratively) before foreign leaders with no regard for the dignity and exceptionalism of the United States of America. No country has ever so deeply sacrificed or given so much blood for the cause of freedom and happiness around the world. Yet, Obama seems only to be concerned in selling him self to the rest of the nations on earth. God help us all.

This article is 100% opinion based solely on the script of the actual UN speech by President Obama as seen here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/us/politics/24prexy.text.html?pagewanted=6&_r=1&adxnnlx=1253736390-RRO6z4qbCdTuKihgSWTVhg

Other useful links:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_092309/content/01125106.guest.html

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=110759

http://live.radioamerica.org/loudwater/player.pl?name=wnd&url=http://feeds.radioamerica.org/podcast/DWP/audio/000007_012952.mp3

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.

Resources:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=103707

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=52080

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
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Are you surprised? I’m sure your not. We should have seen this coming. I remember my parents teaching me, “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” And that has been proved right in so many aspects of life that it is mind boggling. But one thing many people wouldn’t quickly suspect would be a program parading around as some kind of charity or stimulus as having a hidden rule. That hidden rule is that “up to $4500” that you “received” for that clunker is now considered part of your taxable income. How convenient this comes out after the program is done away with.  Not to mention, I am not too happy with what they did with all those “clunkers”. Instead of giving them to people who are without transportation and actually desperately need a car, they send them to big truck rallies for smashing entertainment or off to be made into scrap metal. I suppose when it comes to the new administration there is always going to be a catch.

http://www.examiner.com/x-6571-Atlanta-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2009m8d27-Cash-for-Clunkers-tax-surprises-many

For many more months than most of us have bothered to keep track we have been in what most would call a recession. I have been blessed enough to feel little of this, but have many friends and neighbors who have lost jobs and homes. President Bush got the ball rolling by passing the first stimulus package and then President Obama passed a much more dramatic package sending America into the greatest amount of debt this country has ever seen.

Here is my question to you; is the economy “heading in the right direction” as stated by President Obama, or is it getting worse as the polls and news seem to point? My personal opinion is that with the amount of spending done it can only get worse. The jobs that were created by the stimulus package were very short term and are not enough to sustain any type of growth. I think it should have been left alone by Bush and Obama to work itself out. The first link is a speech that Obama gave regarding the economy approximately a month ago. The links following that are just a fraction of the most recent headlines that show just what direction the economy is really headed.

Obama Speech:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK0VbWvH4xA

Related Links:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-08-16-stimulus-poll_N.htm

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2009/08/new_jobless_claims_higher_than.html?hpid=moreheadlines

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125082120504548471.html

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