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The President and the Failure of the Super Committee

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

The failure of the Super Committee to come to a deficit reduction deal goes back to the debt ceiling deal. The extension of the Bush tax cuts through 2012 agreed to because of the fragility of the economy certainly still holds true today. The economy is so bad Mr. Obama is running away from it by blaming it on the Republicans protecting the wealthiest 2% of Americans. Interesting how he along with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi quickly embraced the movement that espoused their position on raising taxes, the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Interestingly enough while they demonized the true grassroots movement, the Tea Party. specifically Congresswoman Pelosi had expressed concern about their rhetoric leading to violence. Neither backed away from the Occupy Wall Street movement which Americans watched on their network news turn to lawlessness and violence. The Republicans offered some tax increases trying to reach a compromise but the Democrats wanted a trillion dollars in tax increases out of $1.2 Trillion they were required to cut from the deficit. This poisoned the atmosphere while the Committee was working.

The truth is the failure in Washington can be traced directly to our President who has done nothing but waste trillions of dollars on ventures for those who financed his campaign, while blaming Republicans as he has been the campaigner in chief. The President has done more to polarize this nation than any other president in our history to setup the backdrop of his own re-election campaign. He will run against obstructionist Republicans who have passed over a dozen bills only to be blocked from reaching the Senate floor for a vote. President Obama and his big government Democratic allies are willing to allow innocent Americans to suffer so he can run away from his record. This is not only a failure of leadership but a deliberate effort to allow this President to escape all accountability for his myriad of failures. President Obama is fiddling while the country burns around him. This while he actively is creating an atmosphere of class warfare knowing that his policies are destroying the economy creating more people dependant on the government for aid in the hope that they will vote Democratic.

The Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another example of the protestors who caused all the damage in Wisconsin complete with organized thugs to swell the crowds. It is interesting that the President not only fails to distance himself from them, but he gives them legitimacy and calls them “a movement against how our financial system works”. His words are echoed by Gen. Masoud Jazayeri of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard saying this movement would topple the capitalist system and the structure of our government calling it the American Spring likening it to that which spread throughout the Middle East. The administration however likened them to the Tea Party protests although there were no arrests in any of those and no destruction of property. The Tea Party members were labeled racists, terrorists and a threat to homeland security when the difference in the pictures of Tea Party activists and the groups in Wisconsin and now spreading to New York and beyond are strikingly different and that is clear to all Americans. These people do not speak for the majority of Americans. The majority of Americans are hard working, good people who just want their government to help promote the environment for job creation by the private sector where wealth is created and to escape the burden of a government we can’t afford. The President is glad for the scapegoat to blame for his inability or concern to right the economy. If we really were to seek who to blame the President and his policies and the role of the Federal Reserve under the leadership of Ben Bernanke should be examined. The puposeful devaluation of our currency through their actions should be investigated and see where the money went.

President Obama’s Jobs Plan Speech

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

The President has started his bid to put forth a job creation bill in a stumbling and extremely partisan manner as he calls out the Republican controlled House of Representatives to follow his plan. First he publicly tries to embarrass Speaker Boehner by blaming him for being the first congressional leader in history to decline to hold a joint session of Congress for the president to address. Here the administration failed on two points; first the Republican Party already had a scheduled debate of presidential candidates at that exact time he wanted. Secondly, they failed to understand the mechanisms of how the Congress works and should have known it was impossible to follow the established protocols and get that time slot set with Congress just reconvening.

The President’s tone in his Labor Day remarks at the AFL-CIO Labor Day rally was more of the same we have seen from this president, constant campaigning, blame your opposition, and reward your political allies with taxpayer money. He speaks of putting construction workers back to work in shovel ready jobs repairing our country’s infrastructure yet the first stimulus bill did not meet this test. The President just doesn’t seem to understand that if he really wishes to jumpstart our economy to grow and raise revenues to lower our deficit, permanent changes in regulations that inhibit job growth and domestic energy production would be the place to start. He challenges the Republicans to put country before party, yet he is unwilling to embrace simple, commonsense solutions because they go against his party’s positions on energy. Ironic how now into his third year in the job, jobs are finally his top priority just before his re-election campaign. It is up to him to offer real solutions not political posturing for the next election. Given this President’s track record, I don’t expect anything more than proposing creating government jobs at the expense of the private sector and our free market, capitalist system.

Contact President Obama and Demand Leadership on the Debt Ceiling Debate

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

President Obama used the bully pulpit to call out to his supporters to call and email the Republicans to presssure them for their role in this crisis. Unfortunately this is a word this administration has used often but their responses or lack thereof depends on what fits their agenda. I would urge any American who has come to terms with the idea that our curent form of government has grown unsustainable to call the White House and demand leadership not the partisanship and divisiveness that this President has worsened. The contact information can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact. Below is an example you could view and use if you agree. It is time to hold the President accountable for his actions and or lack thereof.

President Obama,

With all due respect to your office, I find your comments from your press conferences on the debt ceiling debate to be more about political posturing than actual leadership. This crisis is just another example of a trend we’ve seen under your administration. You let things simmer failing to act little less lead, until positions harden then announce the need to get it done quickly. You wait until the last possible moment and declare an emergency. Then out you come portraying the role of the statesman who gets congress to work together. You excel at playing the blame game instead of leading. You were in charge of an undivided government for 2 years and didn’t feel the need to sufficiently address this issue at all, why? You weren’t willing to pay the political price to own this issue with your fellow Democrats. Now you have your scapegoat, someone to blame for your own ineptitude, those intransient Republicans. You ran for the office you hold to lead. Forget about your political future when considering making the hard choices. Follow your oath and do what is right to lead this nation back to prosperity. Present the American people with your plan, detailing your positions and how you intend to achieve them.

You speak of a balanced approach with spending cuts and additional revenue to not chance harming the economy. However it is your policies which have accelerated and even helped to create the mess we are in. The American economy needs jobs; this can only be accomplished by creating an atmosphere where our free market, capitalist system is encouraged to invest in America and her bright future. I’m sure you also realize that spending cuts alone will not solve our problem. The trade deficit incurred by our country for energy is also a threat to our long term fiscal strength. The obvious answer is to expand our efforts for domestic production, refining and use of our natural resources to lower both energy prices and unemployment. Increased workers being hired across the country will lead to increased revenues for the government and improve America’s long term financial health.

We owe it to our children to leave them with a clean slate and a fresh start to pursue their dreams. The deficit must be addressed and our debt paid down. Failure to do so is immoral and will define the lack of leadership on your part and your legacy. Stop trying to scare people into acting hastily in a manner they may later regret. Plan, prepare and react in a timely manner to issues that arise so the American people can watch the actions of our elected officials. You promised transparency and yet all we see is legislation being passed without lawmakers even having the opportunity to review it. Yet you promised us the American people would have access to critical legislation through the internet far enough in advance for us to review it and to allow our thoughts to be heard. This is one of many broken promises made by you on the campaign trail. You seem to lack substance when it comes to governing. Campaigning and governing are separate and distinct functions. You have yet to show much of an appetite for the latter. Stop trying to act like a leader and actually be one.

You asked the American people to contact their elected officials and share their views hoping to pressure your opponents to give in to your demands. I pray this is just one of many voters holding you personally accountable for this mess and contacting you. This is your mess, no more passing the buck or the blame. Time for you to stand up and fix things now before it’s too late. You wanted the job now get out there and do it right, be the leader you aspired to be and millions thought you capable to be. This is a historic moment and history will judge you by your actions and or inactions at this time of great uncertainty. Present us with a plan with specifics. Do your job and lead.

Respectfully.

The Gang of Six Deficit Reduction Plan

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

The proposal put forth by the Senate group of six including, Democratic Senators; Dick Durbin from Illinois, Mark Warner from Virginia and Kent Conrad from North Dakota as well as Republican Senators; Tom Coburn from Oklahoma, Saxby Chambliss from Georgia and Mike Crapo from Idaho must be opposed. This plan is a recipe for disaster and doesn’t do enough to address our immediate need to enact serious spending cuts. It is time we consider ending deficit budgets with budgets that not only don’t add to our debt but begins to pay down what we owe. $500 billion in cuts does not come close to accomplishing that.

The only true path to getting our fiscal house in order is to cut government spending and also looking to removing regulatory obstacles to job creation. Additional revenue in these circumstances can only come from private sector investments in American jobs. Our fiscal house will never be in order when we can’t afford our government, have continued high unemployment, a still damaging housing crisis and a trade deficit. We must rebuild our economy and declare energy independence from foreign sources. Explore and use our latest technology and huge natural resource reserves to lead us back to prosperity. We must end the reckless policies of the Federal Reserve and restore the integrity of our dollar. Only these concrete steps will lead us back to our position of preeminence in the world and ensure that we can regain the future for our children and their children. We must fix what we can and recapture the imagination of the world. The beacon of freedom and liberty must shine brightly as the darkness of evil spreads across the world. We are once again called to action and true leadership to ensure our vision and values of freedom and liberty is spread throughout the world.

The Debt Ceiling Debate

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by authorcarloscardoso

This is the single most important debate on whether or not the American Republic as we know it will survive. The President has the nerve to blame the Republicans for this impending disaster. The budget should have been completed in the past congress when the Democrats had control of both houses and the presidency yet did not complete their constitutional responsibility to do so. President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Reid and former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi should explain to the American people why this vital responsibility was left uncompleted until after the midterm elections and the lame duck session. Was this a calculated political move with an eye towards the upcoming election of 2012, let them explain it instead of playing the blame game which is a farce.

Our government is bloated and has become even more so during the Obama administration’s time in power. The government needs to be shrunk to where it doesn’t cost us a penny borrowed to pay for a responsible government. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke also entered into the fray with his attacks on Republicans as well. His comments are incredulous given the facts. He accused the Republicans of possibly damaging the dollar when his own policies of printing money and inflating the money supply has done more intentional damage to the value of our currency and our way of life than any other person in history. An investigation into the activities of the Federal Reserve is needed urgently and anyone found guilty of improper conduct should be held legally accountable.

The final slap to the American people by this administration, is their argument that they need additional revenues to go with spending cuts. This from an administration which if it had our best interests at heart could increase revenue, improve our security and save our economy by opening up American natural resources to American companies. Freeing them to hire American workers to tap into our vast reserves of oil, natural gas and coal that could transform us back to prosperity. American energy independance is vital to our future prosperity and the only way to get ourselves out of this massive hole we have dug for ourselves. This is an unbelievable pool of resources left untouched to what purpose and why? Our government needs to allow for the private sector to create jobs by getting out of the way and let capitalism do what it does best, innovate and create. To me, I believe $14.3 Trillion in debt needs to be paid down not added to. We owe it to our future children, grandchildren and citizens of future generations to inherit this world free of debt. It is our moral duty, it is time to make the correct but difficult choices that must be made. Republicans must hold fast and it is up to Speaker Boehner to lead in the absence of real leadership from the president and the senate.

Time To Stand Together

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2010 by authorcarloscardoso

The elections of 2010 represent a watershed moment in history that could not only decide the fate of this great country of ours, but the future of Western Civilization, the direction of the free world, and our position of preeminence in the world.

Now as we see the direction our country is headed it is time for us to stand up together, make our voices heard and take our country back to the roots that have made this country great. May history find us worthy and say that this generation of Americans faced our challenges with faith, courage and determination and once again prevailed against those who would threaten us, our way of life and our republican system of government. We cannot sit idly by as the stakes have never been higher.

Should we fail, we will be judged harshly by history and rightly so.