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Controlling Americans

Controlling Americans

If you took the time to look at Congressional representation in Detroit, MI, you will find (D-15, 16) were represented by only two people since 1935. That’s correct, only two in 75 years. To compound that issue, the two Congressman came in the form of a father-son combo.

The death of Detroit comes partly at the hands of the socialist relic congressman John Conyers representing the Detroit district (MI-14) for close to 30 years. Detroit’s fate also lies with the Congressional control of (MI-16) by a father-son combo. John Lesinski, Sr. held the seat March 4, 1933–May 27, 1950. He died in office and a special election brought his son into the seat. John Lesinski, Jr. served from January 3, 1951–January 3, 1965.

(MI-15), created in 1933 was represented by John Dingell Sr. March 3, 1933 – September 19, 1955. He was replaced by his son John Dingell Jr., in a special election, after  Dingell Sr. died in office. John Dingle Jr.  represented (MI-15) December 13, 1955 – January 3, 1965.  (MI-16) was merged in 1965 with (MI-15). John Dingell Jr. defeated John Lesinski, Jr. in the 1965 election. Confused yet? Your supposed to be. Michigan has been a subject of Gerrymandering for years and the results were fruitful for Progressives.

This Congressional area was essentially controlled by (2) father-son combos. John Dingell Jr. is the Dean of Congress, being its longest serving member. Ironically enough, John Dingell Jr.’s wife is the daughter of one of the founders of GM (Government Motors).

For a man in this position, I thought one of the most moronic statements he made was in an interview with C-Span in 2007 when discussing taxing Americans for climate change. Excepts below:

ANDREWS:  Yes.  Can you tell us anything more about what combination of bills will actually be in the package that arrives in July?…

DINGELL:  …Everything from clothes washers, dryers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, residential boilers will be covered, and a lot of other things, including refrigerators and freezers…This will be mandated – something which has been avoided by every administration since we passed the first legislation back in the 1970s.

HITT:  You sketched a bill that does not include production incentives for fossil fuels – coal and oil, natural gas…

DINGELL: I pointed out that we’re going to go into the consideration of a much broader bill with much more controversial questions, including the overall question of global warming…

SWAIN:  …Mr. Chairman, I want to go back to your statement that the American people want action. Does that also correlate with the American people being willing to pay higher prices, because of energy legislation?

DINGELL:  I sincerely doubt that the American people are willing to pay what this is really going to cost them…I will be introducing in the next little bit a carbon tax bill, just to sort of see how people really feel about this.  And it will impose, for example, on gasoline a 50 cent tax. It also will place a very substantial tax on CO2 emissions, amounting to a double-digit tax on tons of CO2 emitted…

You talk about trying to kill his cash cow. Knowing that GM was not in a good position at that time to effectively compete with foreign competitors’ fuel efficiency, why would he even support this notion. Drive more customers away from union-dominated GM is certainly a way to help help kill GM it or drive it into bankruptcy.

I think Dingell has gotten so senile, he forgot to keep his mouth shut about the Progressives’ agenda to communize America.  Yesterday on a radio interview, the twelve minute with John Dingell Jr. provides about ten minutes of DNC (Progressive) talking points. Yep, the same ones. The funny thing is that he couldn’t even follow the script in a straight voice. Below is the interview, and you probably can’t take his rambling talking points diatribe, so go to the 6:23 minute mark.

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” Listen Paul W., we’re not ready to be doing it, but let me remind you. This has been going on for years. We’re bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is, when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 hundred American people in different ways, it takes a long time to, to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people. “

The once great city of Detroit is dead because this Congressman and his Progressive predecessors have turned it into a Union-controlled welfare slum city. It seems Mr. Dingell has done a good job of controlling his constituents, approximately 75% minority. Keep them dumb and happy with welfare and they will always keep you in office.

How do you feel about being controlled by the likes of John Dingell. Let’s fight to remove this Progressive scum from office and find someone who supports the Constitution of America.

That’s right. These will be the talking points of progressives from now until November.

We are already seeing the bomb throwers crawling out from under their rocks with claims of racial epitaphs, yet no one has produced a single piece of evidence confirming this claim. It must really be prevalent too, being there aren’t many video cameras around these days.

None the less, even if a few kooks were out of line, it says nothing about the 70% of Americans  who oppose Obamacare on principle.

The fact that there are many citizens of color who will benefit from this new legislation allows the left to play the race card in the debate and believe me, they will.

Of course, anyone who opposes the legislation must surely hate children because under this new plan, they will no longer suffer “discrimination” by evil insurance companies due to preexisting conditions, even though most children are already covered under SCHIP.

Clearly, there is no way anyone could oppose this “historic” legislation unless they’re simply a racist homophobe who hates poor children.

There couldn’t be any other reason to oppose Obamacare. You know, like spending 2.5 trillion dollars we don’t have on a massive new entitlement that will eventually bankrupt the country, as well as raise taxes in the midst of a recession, while shredding the constitution.

Nah, that couldn’t be it…..

VAT is a tax that you pay when you buy goods and services in the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom. Where VAT is payable, it’s normally included in the price of the goods or service you buy.

The VAT is the biggest ATM machine in the world. And, as you say, it is used in Europe. And it is successful in bringing in cash because a small tweak of it, a tiny increase, which is hard to see in disguise, brings in a lot of revenue, and that’s why it’s liked in Europe and used.

The reason that people are talking about it here is because the expansion of healthcare is going to be so expensive under the Obama plans. Originally, the idea was that the cash cow would be the carbon tax, the cap and trade system, in which the government sells pollution rights.

The problem is that it’s been working its way in Congress, and in order to appease the Midwestern states that are coal producing and that are industrial and that would be ruined under a carbon tax, it has been re-jiggered so that over 80 percent of the permits will be given away for free. So no revenue.

So in the absence of that, the discussion of a VAT is beginning. link

This is how EU socialist countries are trying to fund their massive entitlements. Yet, they are still going broke.

Considering we already have 3 unsustainable entitlements, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which have combined unfunded liabilities of 112 Trillion dollars, and now a brand new Health Insurance entitlement that will add trillions more to the debt, A VAT is the only way to prop up the system for a few more years.

1) Government now runs the financial system and controls all banks.
2) Government owns or controls 90% of the mortgages in the United States.
3) Government owns over 30% of the land in America.
4) Government has taken over most of the auto-industry.
5) Government has taken over the student loan system.
6) Government has now taken over the last piece of the puzzle, the health care industry.

There’s not much left, except for the energy sector and that’s next on the progressive agenda.

This going to end really badly. How’s that “Real Change” working out for ya?

Update:  Readers asked for references and clarification of items 2 & 3

Item #2

The dollar volume of mortgages financed at the end of 1995 illustrates the relative sizes of those intermediary markets: Fannie Mae, $770 billion; Freddie Mac, $570 billion; Ginnie Mae, $465 billion; and fully private conduits, $200 billion. Whereas Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have about 65 percent of the market for mortgage intermediary services, they have virtually 100 percent of the market for securitizing conventional mortgages up to $207,000. CBO PDF

Fannie and Freddie, on the other hand, are in every market across the country, and they accommodate all conditions. This is their only business. Thus, they will continue to provide the widest range of options to the multifamily market. In fact, over the past year, when all of the other sources of mortgage capital left the market, the GSEs continued to meet industry needs. Some estimates suggest they now account for 85 to 90 percent of all mortgage debt issued.  commercialbanc.com

By the first quarter of 2008, more than 80 percent of all mortgages issued were purchased or guaranteed by Fannie/Freddie. ucsd

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are responsible for about 70 percent of all new mortgages this year, while the Federal Housing Administration accounts for about 20 percent. wallstreetjobreport

Item #3

It’s a map of how much land is owned in America by the federal government. They own nearly 650 million acres of land — almost 30 percent of the land area of the United States.
But look at how it’s distributed: It’s overwhelmingly in the West. Nevada is almost 90 percent federally owned land. Alaska is nearly three quarters federally owned. Compare that to the East. States are in the single digits. Even Texas is only 2 percent federally owned land. foxnews

This crusty relic of a Senator is the Chair of one of the most powerful Senate Committees, the Senate Judiciary Committee. You would hope that these progressives would at least learn about the founding of our country and the Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence (at a minimum) before being allowed in these committees, much less be allowed to run for elected office. However, when interviewed regarding the constitutionality of government mandated socialized healthcare, he declared it was allowed under the “Good and Welfare Clause”. Watch, but be warned this may cause blood to shoot from your eyes.

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That’s right -just make this stuff up (including the rules) as they go.

What is the importance of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee

Established in 1816, the Judiciary Committee is one of the standing, or permanent, committees of the U.S. Senate. In 1868 the Senate directed the Judiciary Committee to examine and screen, for the full Senate, all Presidential nominations to the Supreme Court. Since then, one of the highly visible and very important duties of the committee is its investigations and recommendations about Presidential nominations to the Supreme Court.

-The Judiciary Committee quickly became a powerful influence on national legislation
-It is most popularly known for investigating nominees to the federal bench
-The Judiciary Committee receives the president’s judicial nominations from the full Senate for  investigation – The committee’s handling of nominations has been a subject of controversy almost from the origins of that practice…it is not unusual for committee chairs to further delegate responsibilities to subcommittees for reviewing lower court nominees.

This helps solidify the argument that all Congresspeople and members and appointees of the Executive Branch should be certified in American Constitutional knowledge. This clueless buffoon is one of the many in the Legislative Branch with no clue regarding America’s founding. What they do learn is used as a point of reference to promote progressivism, socialism, communism, Marxism, etc.. only

Please help educate America about the enemies of our Constitutional Representative Republic and how these traitors, both Republican, Democrat, and Independent, have no other goal for America that to have Lady Liberty holding a “Hammer and Sickle”.

Keep exposing these traitors and fight to remove them from Congress.

In all, the bill would generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes by 2019, according to an analysis by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan agency. The bill also imposes about $69 billion more in penalties for individuals and businesses who don’t meet mandates to buy insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office, another nonpartisan agency.

Higher Medicare Taxes

Most of the revenue would come from higher Medicare taxes on about 1 million individuals earning more than $200,000 and about 4 million couples filing jointly who make more than $250,000.

The legislation would for the first time apply Medicare taxes to investment income received by these households, beginning in 2013. The 3.8 percent rate would apply to unearned income such as realized capital gains, dividends, interest, rents and royalties. It wouldn’t apply to other income subject to income taxes, including interest from municipal bonds and retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans until funds are withdrawn.

Obama’s budget proposes to allow the existing 15 percent tax rate on dividends and capital gains to rise to 20 percent in 2011 for the same high-earners. Layering a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on top of that would mean a new top rate on dividends and capital gains of 23.8 percent. The top tax rates on interest and rental income would rise to as high as about 44 percent, assuming other Obama tax increases on high-earners are enacted.

Individual’s Share

The bill also increases the individual’s share of Medicare tax currently imposed on salaries starting at $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples to 2.35 percent, from 1.45 percent currently.

The combination of the new Medicare taxes and Obama’s budget proposals, if they were in place this year, would cost a married couple with a household income of $5 million an extra $287,100 in taxes, according to analysis by the consulting firm Deloitte Tax in Washington. Click here for more..

All of this will only fund 6 years of entitlements. That’s not including the other 500 billion dollars that is suppose to come from Medicare cuts, which will all know will never happen. That means we double these new taxes, or borrow the money from China or just print up the money, which will cause massive inflation.

Sure, it would be nice to have free health care for everyone but there is no free lunch and anyone who claims otherwise is a liar. Someone has to pay.

I think this clip sums up where we are heading..

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When the French Government recently suggested cutting some of the handouts, there was rioting in the streets. Is that’s where we are heading in America?

House Republicans said Thursday that the health care overhaul will expand IRS authority by giving agents the power to verify acceptable health care coverage and fine or confiscate the tax refunds of Americans without coverage.

Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee, a panel that oversees taxes and health issues, also charged that IRS audits will likely increase if health care legislation is passed. They added the IRS will require up to $10 billion to administer the new program. They also claimed the IRS may need to hire 16,500 additional employees.

“This dangerously expands IRS authority,” said Representative David Camp, (R., Mich.), the ranking Republican on the Committee on Ways and Means. “Most Americans will find it shocking and troubling.”

Rep. Charles Boustany (R., La.) led the investigation into the effect of the health care legislation on IRS authority. “This is a vast expanse of power that the American people need to know about,” he said. link

The Federal government will add 16,500 new IRS agents at a cost of 10 Billion dollars to enforce the new health insurance mandate. This is an unprecedented expansion of power and control, especially considering that the central government has no authority under the constitution to force anyone to purchase anything.

The crippling new taxes and fines that will be heaped on small businesses is a mammoth job killer. This will make America even less competitive than we are now, giving China and India even more of an upper hand. I don’t see how any person or politician could support this legislation unless they are actively seeking to bankrupt and destroy this country.

Obama said he was going to “fundamentally transform” this country, but into what is the question. I think Glenn Beck has it right. The progressives are trying to bring down the system in a effort to transform our country into a European socialist system. A system where there is no incentive for individual achievement and everyone is enslaved to mediocrity under a collectivist ideology.

This is the worst administration and worst president since FDR.