Sunday, September 7, 2014


One Citizen Speaking...


Posted: 06 Sep 2014 03:51 PM PDT

A picture says it all …


There is no question that the background for President Obama’s speeches is stage-managed to support Obama’s progressive socialist democrat agenda. Therefore why should we doubt that Obama is sending a message to militant unions and blacks when he delivered his 2014 Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For those who do not recognize the AFSCME tee-shirts, AFSCME stands for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – a group that corrupts politics and shoves the public away from the bargaining table. In essence, allowing self-interested union negotiators to bargain with self-interested politicians who would much rather have the massive collective campaign contributions and voter support offered by the unions than the individual contributions and single votes of the constituency they represent. While the case can be made that union members are also constituents, it should be noted that their benefits and working conditions are directly attributable to the political environment, whereas public sector employees are tangentially affected.

The imagery of a blue fist on a red background appears reminiscent of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO’s “Stand with Wisconsin” campaign against Governor Scott Walker’s unions reforms to save the state from bankruptcy.

After Walker Reforms, Wisconsin Workers Kick Government Unions to the Curb

Walker inherited a budget mess from the administration of former Gov. Jim Doyle. He was facing a sizable deficit and entrenched public sector unions that had big political power bases that they used to protect their members. That often put them at odds with both good government and overburdened taxpayers.  It was necessary to ask more of public workers — to have them pay a larger portion of their benefits. In particular, Walker needed to get control of spiraling health care benefits.

Wisconsin’s public employees are leaving their unions in droves, which should be no surprise: With passage of Act 10 in 2011, public unions in the Badger State lost many of their reasons for being. The “budget-repair bill” pushed through the Legislature by Republicans and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker limited bargaining to wages only, and then only up to the cost of living; it also required unions to recertify each year and barred the automatic collection of union dues. <Source>

It appears that Wisconsin is on their way to a productive, competitive environment and reducing the waste, fraud, and abuse that was rampant in a state government controlled by unions and the special interests. It is no surprise that the unions – and their chief supporter, Barack Obama, want to reestablish the union-controlled dung-heap and take back their lucrative, self-serving progressive socialist democrat agenda.

Want to see an independent analysis of the savings in Wisconsin …


Scott Walker says union reform law that brought massive protests has saved taxpayers $3 billion

Scott Walker’s signature accomplishment as governor, the Act 10 collective bargaining reform law, curtailed the powers of public employee unions, reduced the take-home pay of most public workers and caused months of protests in Madison.

<Read the independent analysis>

Bottom line …

America is a land of opportunities, not politically-managed outcomes. It is time that we shun the creation of a political class of public employee workers before the reach a critical mass and can simply vote their own self-serving representatives into office to the exclusion of those representing citizens in the private sector. And, it is high time that public sector workers pay their “fair share” of their retirement and healthcare benefits as is done in the private sector. Let them compete for jobs and have that competition enhance society. This is not Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, or North Korea where the fat-cat leadership and their cronies lives like royalty while all of us are paying for their outrageous lifestyle and benefits.

I see the blue fist on a red background as representing the thuggery (fist) of progressive socialist democrats (blue state) in a socialist/communist (red) society. I also see it as an offensive symbol of what America has become – a deeply divided society where socialist class warfare rhetoric is being espoused while progressive socialist democrat hypocrites like Barack Obama solicit fat-contributions as $32,000/couple dinners.

It is time to remove progressive socialist democrats and their evil agenda from the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. To remove the corrupting influence of unions who appear to overwhelmingly support the progressive socialist democrats.

-- steve 


Posted: 05 Sep 2014 10:44 PM PDT


It appears that President Obama, speaking on foreign soil, answered a question on immigration that portends trouble for California and all Californians – where the greatest number of illegal aliens current reside, are holding a significant portion of entry-level jobs, and who are damaging the state’s financial, medical, criminal, educational, and social infrastructure beyond repair.

Excerpted Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference (Celtic Manor Resort; Newport, Wales)

Q    Thank you, Mr. President.  Some say that Democrats who are facing tough races in November have asked you to delay action on immigration.  How have the concerns of other Democrats influenced your thinking?  And do you see any downside at this point to delaying until after the election?

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  I have to tell you that this week I’ve been pretty busy, focused on Ukraine and focused on ISIL and focused on making sure that NATO is boosting its commitments, and following through on what’s necessary to meet 21st century challenges. 

Jeh Johnson and Eric Holder have begun to provide me some of their proposals and recommendations.  I’ll be reviewing them.  And my expectation is that fairly soon I’ll be considering what the next steps are. 

What I’m unequivocal about is that we need immigration reform; that my overriding preference is to see Congress act.  We had bipartisan action in the Senate.  The House Republicans have sat on it for over a year.  That has damaged the economy, it has held America back.  It is a mistake.  And in the absence of congressional action, I intend to take action to make sure that we’re putting more resources on the border, that we’re upgrading how we process these cases, and that we find a way to encourage legal immigration and give people some path so that they can start paying taxes and pay a fine and learn English and be able to not look over their shoulder but be legal, since they’ve been living here for quite some time.

So I suspect that on my flight back this will be part of my reading, taking a look at some of the specifics that we’ve looked at.  And I’ll be making an announcement soon.

But I want to be very clear:  My intention is, in the absence of action by Congress, I’m going to do what I can do within the legal constraints of my office -- because it’s the right thing to do for the country. 

Thank you very much, people of Wales.  I had a wonderful time. 

Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference | The White House

First, President Obama is not upholding the Constitution or the laws of our land as he threatens to bypass Congress and implement administrative rules and regulations that are tantamount to ignoring existing laws.

Second, the President’s actions will serve as a clarion call to disadvantaged others to illegally cross our borders, knowing that the government lacks the will or the stomach to engage in mass deportations – especially those involving families and children.

Third, America cannot continue to import poverty, illiteracy, disease, and crime by welcoming people whose first allegiance is to a foreign sovereign power.

And, most of all, by not controlling our borders, President Obama is providing entry points to the terrorists who have sworn to kill all of us.

Bottom line …

While President Obama appears to be protected from impeachment by his color, his race, and the fact the Vice President is Joe Biden, there will come a time when the President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats must be held accountable to the damage they are inflicting on California and the nation. For his criminal activities in stonewalling legitimate investigations into wrongdoing. And, for subverting both the Constitution of the United States and the Office of the Presidency. In fact, one might say that Obama has stained the Office of the Presidency more than Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, or any other President in modern history.

Wake up people. The only defense against the progressive socialist democrats is to throw them out of the House, the Senate, and to return the Presidency to an honorable and capable man. Vote against corruption, color, gender, sexual orientation, and in favor of competence.

-- steve

-- steve