War On Women, Acting Like Children

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Oct 232012
 

Barrack Obama and the Democrats keep banging the drum on this trumped up narrative of a “war on women.” This call to arms begs the question, what is the war on women? Since there is no real declaration of war to review, we have to listen to the battle cries to actually understand this fight. If you listen closely, the premise is simple: If you don’t want to pay for a liberal’s abortion, if you don’t want to pay for a liberal’s contraceptives, you are at war with women. I’m sorry, that is not a war on women that is a war on irresponsible behavior.

I am a women and my perspective is simple: Pay for your own stinking birth control. Pay for your own abortions, pay for your own healthcare. This is not a war on women, this is called being a grown-up. Dear little liberal whiner-baby, this is what happens when you grow up! You have to get a job. You have to pay for your own stuff. Stop your whining and moaning, thinking everyone owes you something and everyone is supposed to take care of you…but you. Pull up your big girl panties and take care of yourself. If you want equal pay for equal work, if you want to be treated the same as the “men” in the world, stop your crying.

Here is a question no one is asking: since when did women have the RIGHT to tax subsidized healthcare? Why should the entire country have to pay for Planned Parenthood so that women can have GREATER healthcare services than the rest of the population? I don’t see anyone whining about tax subsidized men’s clinics needing funding. I don’t see men running around demanding we pay for their contraceptive choices?

Obama is trying to say that the conservatives are waging a war on women by limiting access to abortion by defunding Planned Parenthood. Let’s throw on the breaks and analyze this argument. I thought we were told that Planned Parenthood doesn’t use public funding for abortions? Obama’s argument just confirms what we already know: Planned Parenthood DOES use federal dollars to fund abortions and that is ILLEGAL! (Illegal since 1976, and the passage of the Hyde Amendment)

By the way, is Planned Parenthood a government agency? No, it is not. Why are we funding it at all? Your local convenience store has birth control, should we fund it too? Liberals are idiots. Grow up and pay for your own sexual activities. I thought what you did in the bedroom was none of my business? If you actually believe that, then stop asking me to subsidize it.

We the people never consented to subsidize healthcare for women. How did Planned Parenthood ever get funding in the first place? What happened to the consent of the governed? Doesn’t the Declaration of Independence establish that the government receives it’s just powers from the consent of the governed? I guess if that statement is still true, and we didn’t consent to this power, we must conclude that it is NOT the application of a “just power.”

What about equal protection under the law? Why do women get this special right? Why do women qualify for greater protection than the rest of the country? One liberal said it’s because women’s health is so much more complicated. Really? Repairing a diesel engine is complicated for most, do we need to subsidize diesel engine repair? Space flight is complicated, we don’t subsidize that, well not anymore. Perhaps we should farm out our complicated women’s healthcare to the Russians, like we did the space program.

War on women? Not really. This is just another handout, just another free ride put on the backs of the taxpayer by a bunch of corrupt whiny brats who refuse to grow up and take responsibility for themselves. We are going broke taking care of this bunch of freeloading nit wits. We are allowing them to destroy our Republic and shred our Constitution. If we don’t stop them soon, they will turn America into a third world country where no one is free because they all just want free stuff.

by KrisAnne Hall http://www.KrisAnneHall.com

October 22, 2012

 Jose Lugo, editor ddtv.org

What’s Missing in This Campaign

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Oct 172012
 

Politics in America today is looking more and more like “Alice in Wonderland”. The government has lost it’s way and  its reason for being; because of this the government has become harmful to America instead of a source of guidance and wisdom for the nation.

It’s a well known fact (to the point that it’s getting boring) that the current President, Barack Obama, has made many mistakes and he is ignoring them; but these mistakes can not be ignored anymore because of the harm they have done to the nation. For example, his policies caused Americas credit rating to be downgraded for the first time in it’s history. This was a major disaster because it increased the cost of borrowing money; this really mattered because America is borrowing so much these days. But to Obama, it’s no big deal.

 When Obama took office, Americas debt was 10 trillion, Obama increased the debt to the insane level of 16 trillion. This is higher than the net worth of the nation, so we’re technically bankrupt. If this crazy spending continues so that the national debt reaches 120% or 130% of its GDP (gross domestic product) a financial collapse is a sure thing. If Obama has a second term and does not stop the irresponsible spending, then America will have that financial collapse in his second or third year, or sooner. The history of other nations proved this clearly when they created high debt levels.

Into this picture of irresponsible financial management by Obama, steps Mitt Romney, a man who has spent most of his life managing businesses in financial trouble and made many of them a successful business again. This is the definition of Mitt Romney. It’s who he is, a very successful financial manager.

But yet when the experienced financial manager, Mitt Romney,  is running for President against Barack Obama and his harmful policies, it’s a dead tie in the polls. At first this appears to be beyond reason, but if you look into this closer, reason starts to appear.

Since Mitt Romney is running as a Republican, he has to carry the baggage of the Republican Party. This baggage includes the fact that Republicans lied to the American people by saying that foreign trade with low wage countries  is good for America. But how can America win trading with a county like China where workers earn one dollar an hour, when American workers need at least ten dollars just to break even with the expense of living in America? Or to look at this another way, a product made in America that costs $100 to make, can be made for $15 dollars in some of the foreign countries America is trading with. This is a no win situation if ever there was one.

Treaties like:

NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement

WTO: World Trade Organization

Have caused a large reduction of the manufacturing facilities in America. Since America has been trading with these agreements, America has lost 7 million manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing used to be 22% of the GDP, now it’s just  11% of GDP. In some stores like Wal-Mart, 85% of the goods sold there are foreign made. Clearly, America can not compete against these countries without continuing this great harm to its manufacturing sector. 

If you go back in American history to around the year 1880, America traded with foreign countries, but these foreign goods coming into America paid a tariff of from 30% to 50% in order to protect the American manufacturing sector. Because of these tariffs America had a great manufacturing sector that produced everything its citizens needed. The national debt was low and unemployment was also very low. True, the banks were not that great at the time, but everybody had a job and the economy was balanced and productive.

Even today most countries use tariffs to protect their manufacturing sector. China and Japan are famous for protecting their manufactures as much as they can with tariffs and other restrictions on foreign imports. They don’t want what happened to America to happen to them

The problems started in America when business people realized the extremely high profits they can make by manufacturing goods with cheap foreign labor and then selling to a high priced market like America. But this is now coming to an end since the American economy is sinking like a rock, because its manufacturing sector has been severely reduced by this unfair practice. This was done to America by the Republicans and their business partners, and they lied to Americans by saying foreign trade will bring jobs to America. But it’s clear now, America lost jobs because of this.

Financial collapse is clearly coming to America and just about everybody knows it except the Democrats, they think they just take money from the rich and give it to the unemployed and this fixes everything. But this can not fix the problem, there’s not enough money for this. It’s a merry-go-round economy that’s going to crash.

It could be that Democrats are holding on by using tax payer money to buy votes with cell phones and food stamps.

If Mitt Romney wants the White House, he is going to have to face that skeleton in the Republican closet, then reset the international rules of trade so that America can compete on a level playing field with other countries. America needs a manufacturing sector and the jobs that come with it. This requires the management skills that Romney has. The only thing Obama did to create jobs was to use the magic-wand technique with his stimulus plan that wasted 878 billion dollars on factories that no longer exist.

The real choice America has is not the choice between socialism and capitalism, it’s a choice between financial collapse with Obama, or  a balanced budget under Romney which may avoid financial collapse. But the big plus is, Romney does realize the problem America has with unfair trade entanglements and treaties, and wants to set fair rules of foreign trade. He already said that we must stop Chinese unfair trade, and we are already putting tariffs on some Chinese products like solar panels. So maybe, just maybe, America can be America again.