Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lie or Myth?

“The greatest enemy of truth is very often not the lie: deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth: persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”
--JFK, June 11, 1962--

“You know I’m a juggler, and I never let my right hand know what my left hand does. I’m perfectly willing to mislead and tell untruths…”
--FDR, May 1941--

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Now, I promise not to get all political on my blog. But I still have to let my voice be heard on the subject every now and then because I am honestly scared of what is happening to our country. No matter what political view you have, I believe everyone has the responsibility to take a really close look at what is happening and not just believe everything the media is telling you. I think history IS doomed to repeat itself, especially if you don’t learn from it the first time around. I’ve dug up a few FACTS and want everyone to read and learn…

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“It’s a rare thing in Washington for people with such diverse, different viewpoints to come together and support the same bill.”
--Barack Obama, Feb. 17, 2009 right before signing Stimulus Bill--

* Fact: House voted 246 Yea votes (all Dem.) to 183 Nay votes (176 Rep. & 7 Dem.). Senate voted 60 Yea votes (all Dem. except 3 Rep.) and 38 Nay votes (all Rep.) Way to “come together”!!

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“If we do not move swiftly, an economy that is already in crisis will be faced with catastrophe.”
--Barack Obama, Feb. 5, 2009 on Stimulus Bill--

* Fact: Stimulus means immediate spending to stimulate economic growth. Parts of the “Stimulus” Bill is being spent over the next three (or more) years. Plus many of the programs in the bill are ever-lasting programs, therefore, ever-spending not just short-term, immediate spending.

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“We started this package with a healthy amount of tax cuts in the mix, recognizing that tax cuts can be very beneficial, particularly if they’re going to middle class, working families that will spend that money… They’re most likely to spend and get that money into circulation and stimulate the economy.”
--Barack Obama, Feb. 5, 2009 on Stimulus Bill--

* Fact: The average, working family will only see $13 a week added to their paycheck. Don’t spend it all in one place!

* Fact: The average unemployment check will increase by $25 a week. So, basically they’re getting rewarded (by getting twice the “tax cut”) for not working. What’s my incentive to work… or anyone’s for that matter?

Here Piggy, Piggy… I would like to know how much of it is actually going to help create jobs and help businesses stay in business and how much is just thrown in there by politicians (both Dem. and Rep.) behind closed doors, adding in their pet projects, just because they can. Keep in mind that the amount of money being spent on this bill is hundreds of billions of dollars more than 7 years of the war in Iraq, which everyone whined and complained that we could not afford. And where is this money coming from… us maybe… our children… our grandchildren??

* Fact: In a controversial move, Roosevelt gave Executive Order 6102 in 1933 which made all privately held gold of American citizens property of the US Treasury to help pay for government programs! The government bought the gold for less than 60% of what they sold it for. Those not in full cooperation faced a $10,000 fine and/or 10 years in jail. Even tho this gold confiscation by executive order was argued to be unconstitutional, gold bullion remained illegal for Americans to own until President Ford rescinded the order in 1974. Maybe that’s why Obama wants our guns first?

* Fact: Announced today (while I’m typing in fact)… taxes are increasing to cover the newly announced $3.6 Trillion budget… suprise, suprise! The next highest budget was $2.7 Trillion in 2008. This is above and beyond the Stimulus Bill. How ’bout we just give the government all our money and they can regulate exactly how we spend it, how we live, what we say, and what we believe. We will have everything we need… oh, except our freedom and liberties. (Wait, they’re already working on what we say and believe by the media! Case in point: Fairness Doctrine affecting radio – but not their puppets: the papers & television.)

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