Monday, August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan _ Romney's Choice for Vice President!

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How President Obama Created Paul Ryan
by Shamus Cooke
Global Research, August 17, 2012
Paul Ryan is suddenly a household name after becoming Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate. Before that, Ryan had only become right-wing leadership material in the last year, based on his proposed national budget that hacks away at the core of many national social programs, including Medicare.
No one deserves more credit for Ryan's rapid rise into stardom than President Obama, who opened heavy political doors for the aspiring Republican vice president, none more weighty than that Pandora's box of "entitlement reform" — cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and other social programs.
Destroying these programs has been on the Republicans agenda forever; however, for decades there has not existed an environment to implement them — political suicide would've been the result.
For example, the Republican Eisenhower and Nixon presidencies make the modern Democratic party look like right-wing Republicans: Eisenhower taxed the wealthy at 90 percent; Nixon over 70 percent, both never dared discuss cutting either Social Security or Medicare in public.
Now it seems that anything is possible.
But it was the Obama Administration that started the "yes we can" motto to cutting Social Security and Medicare. Although Bush Jr. had similar ambitions, he froze in the face of massive opposition. Obama has obliterated this opposition, akin to his predator drones dismembering a Pakistani funeral.
Although it's rarely discussed in the so-called liberal press, Obama has worked to undermine Social Security and Medicare since he became President. His proposed national budget would have made a Republican blush only four years ago, and only looks "progressive" when compared to Ryan's travesty of a budget. Both demand condemnation. Let the pro-Obama camp debate the "lesser/greater evil inherent in the two budgets" (one could also debate the competing virtues in two piles of feces).
Obama's budget planned to cut $3 trillion from the national budget in ten years. The New York Times explains:
"The proposal also includes $580 billion in adjustments [cuts] to health and entitlement programs, including $248 billion to Medicare and $72 billion to Medicaid."
That leaves $260 billion in cuts to other yet-to-be-named social programs.
Social Security has also been on Obama's chopping block since 2008. For example, Obama had been working with Republicans behind closed doors to work out a so-called “Grand Bargain” deal that aimed to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. An interesting article in the Washington Post explains:
"...the major elements of a [Grand] bargain seemed to be falling into place: $1.2 trillion in [national programs] agency cuts, smaller cost-of-living increases for Social Security recipients [cuts by dollar inflation], nearly $250 billion in Medicare savings [cuts] achieved in part by raising the eligibility age. And $800 billion in new taxes."
After the Grand Bargain failed (barely), Obama came to rely on his prior political creation: the bi-partisan deficit reduction committee, which he tasked to shred the social safety net. To ensure the job was done right he appointed the most right-wing Democrats possible.
The committee created "trigger cuts" which will conveniently go into effect after the November 2012 election, assuming that no new budget deal goes into effect. The cuts will destroy at least $50 billion a year in non-military domestic spending programs, until 2021.
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Obama's drive to cut these cherished programs has been fanatical; it's safe to say that he's worked on nothing harder during the last four years of his presidency. It was this carefully crafted environment that nurtured Paul Ryan, who sought to make a name for himself by out right-winging the right-wing Democratic President. Ryan had to aim high and far right, since the President had veered wildly to the right past most of Ryan's Republican colleagues.
Now Paul Ryan is the subject of a frontal assault from the Democratic Party and its allies; but this is play fighting amongst corporate-bought hypocrites who mostly agree. Working people shouldn't choose sides in this corporate yelling match, no matter how lesser the evil one side may seem.
Obama is doing his best to lure working people back into his campaign camp by proposing to "tax the rich" to help fund his deficit reduction plan (while still cutting massive social programs!). But Obama made this same promise the last time he campaigned. He then extended the Bush tax cuts, which would have expired by themselves had he not intervened. New election, same promise.
To really tax the rich Obama would have to show a little audacity for once. If Obama actually fought to remove the Bush tax cuts, the richest 1% would see their income taxes raised 3 percentage points, to 38 percent.
This baby step is more of a distraction than a solution. Some progressives act as if this promise of Obama's — which means absolutely nothing — would be the greatest achievement for working people since civil rights.
In reality, a much greater demand for increased taxes on the wealthy and corporations is needed. Labor and community groups need to independently put forward their own demands to tax the rich and corporations to prevent ALL cuts to social programs. Otherwise, the "solutions" offered by the Democrats will continue to be aligned with the Republicans, at the expense of working people, and the inequalities in wealth will continue to grow. Labor and community groups have been quiet about the coming post-election austerity "trigger" budget cuts to social programs in an effort to give Obama much needed political cover. Instead, these groups would serve their members better by uniting in massive mobilizations nationally to demand "no cuts" to social programs.
Shamus Cooke is a social service worker, trade unionist, and writer for Workers Action (www.workerscompass.orgHe can be reached at shamuscooke@gmail.com
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Paul Ryan: More of the Same
By Chuck Baldwin
August 16, 2012
NewsWithViews.com
It has happened again. We go through this every four years, and every four years the vast majority of “conservatives” fall for it. This is such a broken record. What did Forrest Gump say: “Stupid is as stupid does”? And wasn’t it P.T. Barnum who said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”? Well, here we go again.
Neocon RINO George H.W. Bush picks “conservative” Dan Quayle. “Conservative” G.W. Bush picks neocon RINO Dick Cheney. Neocon RINO John McCain picks “conservative” Sarah Palin. Now, neocon RINO Mitt Romney picks “conservative” Paul Ryan. As long as there is one “conservative” on the ticket, mushy-headed “conservatives” across the country will go into a gaga, starry-eyed, hypnotic trance in support of the Republican ticket. I’m convinced that if Lucifer, himself, was the GOP Presidential candidate, he would get the support of the Religious Right and Republican “conservatives” as long as he selected a reputed “conservative” to join his ticket. And, by the way, the notable “conservative” wouldn’t think twice about joining such a ticket, either, I’m convinced.
Let’s just get this on the record: since 1960, there have only been two Presidential nominees (from the two major parties) who were not controlled by the globalist elitists. One was a Democrat, John F. Kennedy; the other was a Republican, Ronald Reagan. Kennedy was shot and killed; Reagan was shot. Every other President, Democrat or Republican, has been totally controlled, which is why none of them have done diddly-squat to make a difference in the direction of the country. On the issues that really matter, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are just more of the same!
Ok! I hear all the boos!
So, let me ask you, how many unborn babies in Massachusetts did Romney save? What did Mitt Romney do to preserve, protect, and defend the Second Amendment in the State of Massachusetts? How unlike Obamacare was Romneycare? You’re telling us that the same people who elected and reelected Ted Kennedy elected Mitt Romney, because both men are conservatives? And you expect us to not laugh, right?
Listen folks, a Presidential administration is defined more by foreign policy than by domestic policy. When it comes to rogue domestic policies attempted by the executive branch of government in Washington, D.C., there are many safeguards, checks and balances that the several sovereign states are able to do to resist said policies. In fact, when it really comes right down to it, any federal policy is only so much spit in the wind without the approval and approbation of the states. So, quit bellyaching about what the President says or does, and get serious about what your State governors, attorney generals, State legislators and senators, county sheriffs, and city mayors are doing. However, foreign policy is another matter.
The only checks and balances to a President’s foreign policy decisions reside inside the Beltway, mostly with Congress. And herein lies the problem: both Democrat and Republican congresses over the past many decades have literally abdicated their constitutional responsibilities relative to providing checks and balances to the executive branch and have granted almost dictatorial powers to the White House when it comes to foreign policy.
There is one domestic issue in which there are almost no checks and balances by anyone in the federal or State governments. And this is the outgrowth of this globalist, interventionist, Warfare State that has been proliferating exponentially ever since the Lyndon Johnson administration: the Nanny State, which is a polite way of saying, the Police State.
The Police State is excused and fueled by the Warfare State. We must have the Department of Homeland Security, because we are at war. We must have the Patriot Act, because we are at war. We must have a total surveillance society, because we are at war. We must sacrifice our individual and civil liberties, because we are at war. We must accept drones flying over our neighborhoods, because we are at war. Our bank records must be turned over to the Feds, because we are at war. Our electronic communications records must be turned over to the Feds, because we are at war. The list never ends.
To get an idea of how serious this burgeoning Police State is becoming, read this article in the very Republican-friendly Washington Times. If an article like this appears in the WT, you know the reality is actually much worse. Read the Times article: http://www.vdare.com/articles/%20%20http%3A/www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/7/the-civil-war-of-2016
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to take the blinders off: neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan is going to do anything to change the status quo. Nada. Nothing. Zero. Zilch.
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney doesn’t have a voting record on these national Warfare State/Police State issues. But Paul Ryan does. And it isn’t pretty!
Jane Aitken wrote an excellent synopsis of Paul Ryan’s voting record that appeared on LewRockwell.com. She noted that Ryan voted for federalizing rules for driver licenses; voted to make the Patriot Act permanent; voted to allow electronic surveillance without a warrant; voted to authorize military force in Iraq; voted to spend an “emergency” $78 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; voted to declare Iraq part of the “War on Terror” with no exit date; and voted against redeploying US troops out of Iraq.
Aitken also wrote, “Congressman Ryan supports the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, federal bailouts, increased federal involvement in education, unconstitutional and undeclared wars, Medicare Part D (a multi-trillion dollar unfunded liability), stimulus spending, and foreign aid.”
See Aitken’s column: http://lewrockwell.com/orig13/aitken1.1.1.html [also below]
That’s why I say, on the issues that really matter, Paul Ryan is just more of the same.
Ron Paul is the only Presidential candidate (from the two major parties) since John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan who hasn’t been controlled by the globalist elite. Unfortunately, the Republican machine (with massive support from the national press corps) has made sure--often by unethical and illegal means, by the way--that Dr. Paul will not be the GOP nominee.
So, here we go again!
That said, if I were a betting man, I would put my money on Romney winning in November. Unlike Bill Clinton’s Teflon veneer, the sheen has worn off Obama. Only die-hard Democrats and ultra-liberal independents could stomach voting for him a second time. But the problem is a Romney-Ryan administration will do nothing to change the downward spiral of the nation. They will continue the fanatical interventionist, preemptive war policies of Obama and Bush. They will also continue to build and construct the Orwellian domestic Police State--and as Sonny and Cher sang, “The Beat Goes On.”
Sadder still is the fact that after Romney is elected in November, the vast majority of “conservatives” will do what they always do when a Republican is elected President: go into deep, extended hibernation--lasting exactly four years and awaking just in time to go through the façade all over again. What was it that Forrest Gump and P.T. Barnum said?
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Paul Ryan Is No Ron Paul
by Jane Aitken
Bedford Patch
Reprinted from the Bedford Patch with permission of the author.
August 13, 2012
http://lewrockwell.com/orig13/aitken1.1.1.html
There is much abuzz over Mitt Romney's announcement naming Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate.
But many see it as unimpressive, and even premature and just another indication of a desperate move to distract from the idea that the "presumptive nominee" has in truth, been fighting for his political life.
A nominee has yet to be chosen at the RNC Convention in Tampa later this month. And some say recent attempts by the Romney campaign to rule-break and manipulate the caucuses in order to steal delegates from other candidates is a glaring indication that Romney himself isn't all that confident.
One noted liberty activist even suggested that Romney had chosen an "imitation Ron Paul".
There are at least two, if not more, factions of tea partiers who will be swelling the ranks of the convention and at separate tea party rallies, and none of them want Romney as the nominee.
Add to that, a new group of social conservatives who have jumped on the 'Dump Romney' bandwagon urging delegates not to vote for Mitt Romney at the convention, even if they're bound to him. (RNC rules say NO delegates are bound) So it looks like Romney recognizes that he will be bracing for a fight.
Asked if the choice of Paul Ryan would make any difference to conservatives, constitutionalists, and tea party types as to whether it would help them come around to get in the Romney camp, most who are familiar with Ryan's record say "not a chance".
Here's why: An evaluation of Ryan's record by the Republican Liberty Caucus in 2008 stated actions that likely would not sit well with small government conservatives. It stated "It appears that when Paul Ryan’s party is doing the spending, raising debt limits, and acting unconstitutionally… Ryan goes with the flow. Congressman Ryan’s actual record leaves much to be desired. The issue Ryan is most known for is his interest in cutting the deficit and balancing the budget. But why did the Congressman vote to bail out the auto industry, to pass the Medicare package to the tune of $400 billion, and to nationalize education via No Child Left Behind?"
Paul Ryan on Bailouts and Government Stimuli
Voted YES on TARP (2008)
Voted YES on Economic Stimulus HR 5140 (2008)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Paul Ryan on Entitlement Programs
Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
Voted YES on Head Start Act (2007)
Paul Ryan on Education
Rep. Ryan went along with the Bush Administration in supporting more federal involvement in education. This is contrary to the traditional Republican position, which included support for abolition of the Department of Education and decreasing federal involvement in education.
Voted YES on No Child Left Behind Act (2001)
Paul Ryan on Civil Liberties
Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
Paul Ryan on War and Intervention Abroad
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Congressman Ryan supports the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, federal bailouts, increased federal involvement in education, unconstitutional and undeclared wars, Medicare Part D (a multi-trillion dollar unfunded liability), stimulus spending, and foreign aid.
According to Michelle Malkin in 2009, “[Paul Ryan]"... "hyped as a conservative rock-star" .... "gave one of the most hysterical speeches in the rush to pass TARP last fall; voted for the auto bailout; and voted with the Barney Frank-Nancy Pelosi AIG bonus-bashing stampede." Milwaukee blogger Nick Schweitzer wrote: ‘He ought to be apologizing for his previous votes, not pretending he was being responsible the entire time, but I don’t see one bit of regret for what he did previously. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let him get away with it’.”
In this attached YouTube video of Congressman Ron Paul speaking to Neil Cavuto, Paul stated he thought Paul Ryan's budget plan "doesn't cut anything of substance". Paul is the only other candidate whose name will appear on the ballot at the RNC Convention and who is seen by many as a breath of fresh air for daring to tell the truth about many issues. Cavuto admitted that Ryan's budget, compared to Paul's, was "mild".
So when it comes to Paul Ryan, I guess you could sum it up this way: "the more things change, the more they stay the same".
Jane Aitken is founder of the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition.
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Paul Ryan: Read the Warning Label
By: Devvy Kidd
August 15, 2012
NewsWithViews.com
The Internet has been burning up about the "Comeback Team" after Willard Romney announced his VP choice as Paul Ryan. Star of conservatives because of his "leadership" in heralding "smaller government" and Ryan's much touted efforts to solve America's financial crisis. Sounds good - until you read the label.
The problem with those who think Paul Ryan has solutions is they don't even know the how the problem got started and neither do reporters or journalists who write this type of flashy trash:
"Ronald Reagan famously challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down this wall!” Mitt Romney has just challenged President Obama to “Show us your plan!” Mr. Obama has painted this presidential election as a stark choice; in choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, GOP contender Mitt Romney has answered in kind. While Reagan pushed Gorbachev to free his country, Romney will now push Mr. Obama to address our nation's fiscal abscess -- something the president has resolutely refused to do.
"Paul Ryan is the nation's premier budget wonk; he understands better than anyone that the looming fiscal cliff is nothing compared to the chasm that lies further down the road. He has studied the future, and he has a plan. Nothing could be more important. Without a clear program for reducing our deficits, our social safety net will unravel and our investments in our future – in schools, in infrastructure, in defense -- will wither."
As Dr. Edwin Vieira wrote in one of his scholarly columns in 2005:
"Contrary to a widespread belief, socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe did not collapse because of the clever geostrategic maneuvers of the Reagan Administration. Neither did the East Bloc break up because its leaders were incompetents who put into practice the wrong plans. Particular politicians and policies--East or West--had next to nothing to do with it....
"Economic theory also teaches that any scheme of fiat currency and fractional-reserve central banking is just as inherently flawed, incapable of permanent existence, and inevitably doomed to disaster as all-around, full-blown socialism, because fractional-reserve central banking systematically subverts the free market's structure of prices through expansion of currency and credit--which results in redistribution of wealth, misallocation of scarce capital, and collapse in either depression or hyperinflation followed by depression. This is no new insight. The problems fractional-reserve banking causes were widely discussed in the 1800s; and the whole subject of political versus free-market money was exhaustively examined by Ludwig von Mises, in his treatise The Theory of Money and Credit, first published in the 1920s. (Probably the best book on this subject now available for the average reader is Murray Rothbard's The Mystery of Banking.) But, throughout the Western world during the 1900s and even unto the present moment, the political elite, high finance and big business, and their hired intelligentsiia have generally ignored these problems--doubtlessly because irredeemable currency and fractional-reserve central banking have served their short-term interests, and the costs of the system have always been paid by picking the pockets of the common man."
Paul Ryan's budget is another Band Aid because he, like Romney, either don't seem to understand the problem with fiat currency or they know where the butter comes from for their bread. Both of them are polished salesman and what they're selling you is not in your best interests. Slick PR techniques and the usual buzz words meant to appeal to those who don't understand the problem, but are so desperate for the solution. Paul Ryan did not support Ron Paul's critical bill in 2007 - H.R.2755 - Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act. Not one member of Congress became a cosponsor because they need the unconstitutional "Federal" Reserve candy store to continue their toxic spending for endless wars, unconstitutional cabinets and agencies. That alone should tell you all you need to know about the "Comeback Team."
Paul Ryan's budget does not eliminate a single unconstitutional cabinet (Department of Education, EPA, HHS, SBA and hundreds of agencies like USAID), illegal spending for foreign aid, payments to the International Monetary Fund and other foreign entanglements. "Smaller government" is nothing but a slogan to keep the party's base and entice independents who are so desperate, they will support their own destruction. As the great military tactician, Sun Tzu said: You destroy your enemy while making them think it's a good idea. Paul Ryan's budget fits the bill perfectly.
I'm sorry to say that conservatives who support the "comeback team" are supporting the continued destruction of this republic.
Please, before you send off that nasty email, I know exactly what you're going to write: Do you want Obama reelected? Of course not. Barry Soetoro aka Obama was not eligible in 2008, therefore no one had the right to vote for him. The same massive con job is alive and well today. Soetoro still isn't constitutionally eligible and no one has the right to vote for him. Due to the utter cowardice of every member of Congress, judges and elected officials, one of the greatest fraud in our history will continue and Hussein will be on the ballot. I know Ron Paul's faithful supporters are still working to see him shock the world and get the nomination for the Republican Party at their convention later this month.
I simply believe people should read the label before they buy the product so they aren't disappointed down the line. Start putting their time and efforts at the state level instead of going back to sleep hoping Romney and Ryan will somehow pull off a miracle regarding our dead economy and what's coming at us like a high speed train.
Let's examine Paul Ryan's voting record. I'll start with his consistent votes to destroy the Bill of Rights:
Voted to create the Department of (Fatherland) Homeland Security which includes the TSA molestation administration. Last December he voted for the National Defense Authorization Act, one I misjudged as not so dangerous, but later learned is no different than the old Soviet Union with their gulags. Ryan voted against an amendment to remove the provisions that allows for American citizens to be picked up on U.S. soil and held indefinitely without charges being filed.
Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps
Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad
Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight
Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists
Ryan's reputation as someone who is gung ho for "smaller government" is shattered by his voting record:
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending
Voted YES on the TARP bailouts
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler
Watch TARP Republican Paul Ryan Begging Congress To Vote For The Bailout (short video)
Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers
Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks
Voted YES on Head Start Act
Every one of those is 100% unconstitutional.
Congress had ZERO constitutional authority to steal the fruits of our labor for any of them. Paul Ryan wouldn't know what the U.S. Constitution says if James Madison stood in front of him and read it word for word.
Ryan voted for the No Child Left Behind failure. Another unconstitutional program stealing the fruits of your labor. The "Federal" Department of Education is unconstitutional, but I don't see Ryan calling to abolish it and turn education back to the states where it constitutionally belongs.
Another globalist who has voted for every job killing treaty since he's been in Congress. Rock star Ryan supports the communist United Nations with the sweat of your labor.
Supports the vile World Trade Organization
Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru
Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade
Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement
Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile
Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO
He voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. Hospitals and schools are magnets for illegals who steal the fruits of our labor, yet Ryan wants to protect them. The same illegals who hold an estimated 11.5 MILLION jobs that belong to Americans.
To his credit, Paul Ryan, has always voted to protect unborn babies. We know Romney was in favor of and supported killing unborn babies until he decided to run for president. Romney supports sodomy (think AIDS) and all the "lavender" diseases sodomites suffer from and spread around. Romney says sexual deviants should be allowed in the Boy Scouts -a prime target rich environment for sexual deviants to prey upon. It appears Ryan does not support the propaganda about "gay rights".
Like Romney, Paul Ryan is a firm supporter of America invading non threatening countries and punishing their populations. War is business and business has boomed for over a decade thanks to "conservatives" like Paul Ryan:
Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan
Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes
You can read his full voting record here.
So, what do we do? The Internet is full of opinions that everyone should stay at home and not vote. Boycott the election in November!!! Putting side the presidential slot, there are other offices on the ballot in November that directly affect you at the local level. Candidates for your state house (very important), local ballot measures, bond measures and sometimes constitutional amendments to your state constitution. Staying home and not voting hurts you and your family, so get out and vote.
As for the presidential race, unless there some miracle happens, Soetoro will be illegally on the ballot in all 50 states. Of course, you can write in Mickey Mouse. You can write in Ron Paul. That's your choice, but think long and hard about this time around. I have and the whole thing turns my stomach.
I know there is huge opposition to Romney because he is a Mormon, which many Christians believe is a cult. Religion evokes some of the most heated debates in America. Everyone has an opinion. I know people of the Mormon faith who I like and respect. We get along just fine even though I don't support their choice. It's called religious freedom, one of the most important freedoms we enjoy. Many people have never done any research on Mormonism; you can go to their web site here. An opposing view is here; an interview with a former Mormon is here.
I don't know which religion gets the most hate mail in my email box, Mormons, Catholics or people of the Jewish faith. Paul Ryan is Roman Catholic. He's married with three children, and like Romney (thankfully), there doesn't appear to be any Monica Lewinsky's or other messy things Soetoro's minions can make big headlines with over the next few months.
The big PR machine is in full swing with headlines like "Ryan energizes GOP base." Only for those who have no understanding of how the problem with "big spending" started, how it was made possible or the only solution. Desperate people who want to hope the cure for America's economic problems will be addressed by Willard and Paul. No, they won't. It will be more Band Aids because the solutions are never even mentioned.
Hope is fine. We all hope things are going to get better in the future, but not with the same Outlaw Congress getting reelected this November (except for maybe a few seats in the Senate) and not with the "comeback team." Our major focus has to be the states to checkmate the tyranny coming out of Washington, DC and dry up "federal" programs by refusing money thrown at your state house. In January we have to lean on our state legislatures like a one ton elephant.
You can vote for the "comeback team," but don't expect anything to change except the deck chairs on the Titanic. In November, tens of millions of GOP voters will hold their nose and vote for what's offered them because there is no choice. Again. I guess the only way to take the bitter medicine is this: A vote for Willard Romney is a vote against the Marxist impostor president. You're not voting to support Romney or Paul Ryan's sales pitch, you're voting to keep the usurper out of office for a second illegal term.
Of course, with rampant vote fraud, we have no idea who has been getting lawfully elected for decades, either for president or Congress. It will be no different this time around. Illegals, tainted voting rolls and electronic machines and scanners will be a major part of the "final count."
Not a pretty picture, but the same one conservatives box themselves into every four years.
Links:
1- A short must watch video on Romney so you won't be disappointed
2- Read this column. Pass it along to everyone you know. The internal links are so important in understanding the problem with fiat currency
3- RomneyCare now funding FREE abortions - thanks to Willard
4- Romney would sell his soul for a vote. That's why he panders to sexual deviants.
5- Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint Movement - con man?
6- Joseph Smith's arrest records
7- Joseph Smith's NY arrest records
Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
Devvy's regularly posted new columns are on her site at: www.devvy.com. You can also sign up for her free email alerts.
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See Barry Run…for Cover
Romney, Ryan, Obama
Judi McLeod
Monday, August 13, 2012
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/48764?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=c1fd180b8a-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email
‘See Barry Run…for Cover’ is the new spirit of the 2012 presidential campaign.
Tens of thousands lauded the entry of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president yesterday, and conservatives, who now have something to believe in, see their first realistic chance to run Barack Obama right back to the Chicago sewer from whence he came.
It took four long years for America to find any real hope for change. The Romney-Ryan ticket is not so much running against Obama as it has Obama on the run.
It doesn’t take Solomon wisdom to know that before the sun goes down on this day, the floodgates will open for the fusillade of new smears astroturfed over the weekend by the David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett-led czars who have now felt the first shudder along their power lust line.
Legions are walking on the political graves of the Marxist enemy now that Romney has pointed We the People in the right direction.
Where will the revolution-fomenting Marxists go when they realize that It’s going to take more than lies, more than War Room-created Hollywood-Assassinate-the-Opponent strategies to turn their campaign back around.
Their problem is that after the “Romney Killed My Wife’ ad, no one will be taken by surprise.
The surprise for this corner is the number of so-called Conservatives in the tiresome “I’m-Against-Every-Politician-Society”.
They don’t seem to get it that this is not just another ordinary presidential election campaign. There is a man with no credentials squatting on the White House who wants to end the USA with the forced Fundamental Transformation of America, Chapter Two.
Not just the mainstream media but the Internet is inundated with bitter complaints from the ‘Whine’ Cellar about how “Romney was never my first choice”, “Ryan is too Conservative”, “Anyone in the GOP’s a no-goodnik so I’m sitting this election out”, yada, yada, yada.
Meanwhile, the only choices are swallowed by Marxism or the alternative. That’s all there is, folks.
For those still worried about where Romney stands, this is what he said on the weekend:
“If you follow the campaign of Barack Obama, he’s going to do everything in his power to make this the lowest, meanest negative campaign in history. We’re not going to let that happen.” (Journal Sentinel, August 13, 2012)
“He declared: “Mr. President, take your campaign out of the gutter and let’s talk about the real issues that America faces.”
Romney gets it and the man he chose for vice president is out there today in Iowa where Obama is.
For the sake of their own children and grandchildren no one can afford to keep complaining from the Whine Cellar.
The message for the lost and the still roaming at large should be: It starts by getting Obama ceremoniously un-elected. After the clean up of putting America back to rights, keeping the new administration on track, then and only then, will anybody have the time and luxury to listen to the never-ending complaints from the “I’m-Against-Everybody Society.”
If they want to bite off their proverbial noses to spite their faces, no one can really stop them. But they can and should be ignored by the Defeat Obama masses.
The march against Obama we’ve been waiting for during the past four years is here. It’s called November 6, 2012.
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
Judi can be emailed at: judi@canadafreepress.com
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America CAN Be SAVED: The Paul Ryan Revolution Begins!
Let's ROLL!
John Lillpop
Saturday, August 11, 2012
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/48731?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=c1fd180b8a-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email
Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney has struggled to gain the hearts and minds of conservatives in the bitter race to the White House. To many conservatives, Romney is simply too close to the middle for comfort.
Assuaging all of those concerns was a huge mountain for Romney to scale as the campaigns go into high gear. The Governor seems to have accomplished all that he sought, and more, by selecting Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as the VEEP selection.
As reported, the official announcement is scheduled for 9AM EST on Saturday:
NORFOLK, Va. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate for the fall campaign on Saturday, turning to the architect of a conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.
For those unfamiliar with the fiery and intelligent Ryan, the YouTube video below demonstrates the passion, knowledge, and articulation that Ryan brings to the fray. His mastery over President Obama regarding the deficit is a thing of beauty and should be a precursor of things to come:
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History will record August 11, 2012 as the official date that the Ryan Revolution in American politics was launched!
Now it’s on to the White House and the reclamation of America!
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Excerpts from Ryan’s speach
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John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal. “Clean and sober” since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where
John can be reached at: satirebylillpop@yahoo.com
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Lefty Attack: Paul Ryan is a Follower of Ayn Rand
The left went off like a dog with a bone imagining that Ryan was claiming to be a full-on Randian
Warner Todd Huston
Saturday, August 11, 2012
It was only minutes after news broke that Paul Ryan was Romney’s likely pick for Vice President that leftwingers on Twitter began to needle Ryan as a follower of that mean ol’ Ayn Rand, the famed objectivist philosopher of the middle of last century most famous for writing Atlas Shrugged and for being a proponent of what the left says is a less than compassionate philosophy on humanity.
There is a mistaken belief on the left that Paul Ryan was somehow programmed by Ayn Rand and that his entire budget plan, his Roadmap For America’s Future, is somehow one great Randian, or worse Darwinian, exercise in the survival of the strongest. The left also chides him for later turning his back on Rand and pretending his ideas really aren’t driven by what they consider to be Ayn Rand’s mean-spirited philosophy.
Neither claim is true.
The whole discussion began in 2005 when Paul Ryan gave a presentation before The Atlas Society, an organization dedicated to the ideas of Ayn Rand. Ryan was quite effusive about Rand’s work, for sure. A full audio for the meeting is posted at the Society’s website and on it you can hear Ryan really expressing a great enthusiasm for Rand.
One of the things Ryan said is that he requires his staffers to read Atlas Shrugged.
I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are. It’s inspired me so much that it’s required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff. We start with Atlas Shrugged. People tell me I need to start with The Fountainhead then go to Atlas Shrugged [laughter]. There’s a big debate about that. We go to Fountainhead, but then we move on, and we require Mises and Hayek as well.
From this the left went off like a dog with a bone imagining that Ryan was claiming to be a full-on Randian.
Then, this year, Paul Ryan gave an interview to National Review and there he disavowed being a strict devote of Ayn Rand.
As Ryan told the National Review:
“I, like millions of young people in America, read Rand’s novels when I was young. I enjoyed them,” Ryan says. “They spurred an interest in economics, in the Chicago School and Milton Friedman,” a subject he eventually studied as an undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio. “But it’s a big stretch to suggest that a person is therefore an Objectivist.”
“I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas,” who believed that man needs divine help in the pursuit of knowledge. “Don’t give me Ayn Rand,” he says.
This, the left said, proves he is a flip flopper or a liar. But, again, none of it is true.
First of all Ryan does not disavow being a fan of Ayn Rand’s work. He fully admits that as a young man he was influenced by her economic theories and her energetic apologia for capitalism. But he has never, ever said he was enamored of her objectivist ideals. There are no quotes from him accepting Rand’s strict philosophy.
Another area where Ryan parts company with Ayn Rand reveals a key difference between them. Rand was a vehement opponent of religion — all religion — as well as its moral strictures. But Paul Ryan is a committed Catholic. As he stated in the quote above Ryan has never signed onto her anti-religious ideals. Ryan’s compassionate Catholicism is what makes it impossible for him to be a full-throated Randian.
Still, the left claims that Paul Ryan’s budget policies are intended to throw grandma out on the street and that he intends an Ayn Rand-like destruction the welfare state. But the truth is, his Roadmap For America’s Future goes out of its way to save the welfare state by paring it down to an economically sustainable form. Ryan is not proposing any end to the welfare state.
Ayn Rand was not nearly so kind. She called the welfare state an imposition of complete immorality on a polity and opposed its construction. What ever you think of her philosophy there is no evidence that Paul Rayn ever signed on to all of her ideas.
So, it just isn’t true that Paul Ryan is some wild-eyed “objectivist” ready to tear down grandma’s safety net. Paul Ryan is clearly a fan of Ayn Rand in many ways. But he is not a Randian objectivist. And he never was.
Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as gatewaypundit.com, renewamerica.us, rightwingnews.com, chicagonow.com, stoptheaclu.com, andamericandaily.com, among many, many others. He has also written for several history magazines, has appeared on numeruous TV and radio shows and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture,” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of Publius’ Forum.
Warner can be reached at: igcolonel@hotmail.com
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Paul Ryan Has Already Been an Effective Obama Critic
Paul Ryan has already unhinged this President and his Party
Warner Todd Huston
Saturday, August 11, 2012
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/48744?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=c1fd180b8a-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email
One of the things that a vice presidential candidate has to be able to do and do well is be an attack dog for the ticket. The best VP candidates have both the credibility and the capability to severely criticize the other team. Even before being picked as his running mate by Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan had proven that he is that man.
Ryan has been the President’s sore spot since the budget and Obamacare debates began early in Obama’s stint in the White House and making him a veep pick for the Republicans is sure to cause no end of heartburn to a president that clearly doesn’t grasp the economic destruction that his own policies have wrought.
Months ago Rep. Ryan had already gotten under Obama’s skin. If you’ll recall in April of 2011 President Obama went out of his way to invite the Republican to a special speech on the budget and then, quite ungraciously slammed him in the speech — without having the decency to either address him or look him in the eye.
Imagine the ignorance of this and how it lowered the office of the President. To have arranged a speech, invited an political opponent, and then dissed him in public like that is the sort of low action of a petty man, not the high actions of a President. And for a President to attack a mere House member at that!
It is patently obvious that President Obama is unnerved by Paul Ryan. And it’s no wonder. You might also recall how Ryan wholly eviscerated Obama’s poor attempt at a budget back in Fed. of 2010.
Medicare right now has a $38 trillion dollar unfunded liability, that’s 38 trillion in empty promises to my parent’s generation, our generation, and our kid’s generation. Medicaid is growing at 21% this year. It’s suffocating states’ budgets, it’s adding trillions in obligations that we have no means to pay for.
…Since the Congressional Budget Office can’t score your bill because it doesn’t have sufficient detail, but it tracks very similar to the Senate bill, I want to unpack the Senate score a little bit. And if you take a look at these CBO analysis, analysis from your chief actuary, I think it’s very revealing. This bill does not control costs. This bill does not reduce deficits. Instead this bill adds a new health care entitlement at a time when we have no idea how to pay for the entitlements we already have
…The Senate Budget Committee chairman said that this is a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.
…. when you strip out the double counting and what I would call these gimmicks, the full ten-year cost of this bill is a 460 billion dollar deficit. The second ten-year cost of this bill has a 3.4 trillion dollar deficit. And I think probably the most cynical gimmick in this bill is something that we all probably agree on. We don’t think we should cut doctors 21% next year.. we all call this the “doc fix.” Well the doc fix according to your numbers costs 371 billion dollars. It was in the first iteration of all these bills but because it was a big price tag and it made the score look bad and made it look like a deficit that provision was taken out… but ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of tax payers. Hiding spending does not reduce spending.
Ryan has been a major critic of Obama since the begining. Also in Feb. of 2010, for instance, he quizzed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner asking him during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing why the Obama administration would propose a budget that they admit is not credible or sustainable?
Rep. Ryan was also the man the GOP turned to in order to respond to Obama’s 2011 state of the union speech.
Ryan slammed the President for his actions saying, “Unfortunately, instead of restoring the fundamentals of economic growth, he engaged in a stimulus spending spree that not only failed to deliver on its promise to create jobs but also plunged us even deeper into debt.”
Ryan also criticized the President and his party just before the 2012 state of the unions speech stating that Obama had failed to provide leadership on reducing the deficit.
Repeatedly Obama has targeted Paul Ryan, singled him out for attack, because Ryan so gets under the president’s already thin skin and repeatedly Ryan has risen to the challenge and delivered devastating blows exposing Obama’s flimsy knowledge of budgets and his fraudulent claims of “fixing” it. And throughout Ryan’s criticism has been fact-based and respectful of the office of the president.
This is a good pick for Romney as the President of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe, notes. On the morning of the announcement, Kibbe expressed the enthusiasm for the Romney ticket that picking Ryan brings.
That said, Romney made a good choice — a great choice in fact. It was a real indication to grassroots America that the Romney camp is willing to finally engage on the big issues that matter most in this election. It’s not quite enough to say that Obama has failed, we know that. Incumbent presidents should not win reelection with persistent unemployment over 8 percent and a staggering $16 trillion in debt. Clearly Obama needs to be fired. But what are you, the Republicans, actually for?
Paul Ryan has already unhinged this President and his Party and has repeatedly been able to slam them in the best possible manner. Ryan fulfills the role of attack dog well and has since before Romney even picked him to be his veep candidate.
Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as gatewaypundit.com, renewamerica.us, rightwingnews.com, chicagonow.com, stoptheaclu.com, andamericandaily.com, among many, many others. He has also written for several history magazines, has appeared on numeruous TV and radio shows and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture,” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of Publius’ Forum.
Warner can be reached at: igcolonel@hotmail.com
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The Romney- Ryan Ticket: Running the Radical Republican Right-Wing
by Michael Carmichael
Global Research, August 11, 2012
Shocked by the latest poll numbers showing that he trails Obama by 7 points and stunned by the fact that the American people demand to see his tax returns for multiple zero tax years, Mitt Romney needed to come up with something fast to distract the incessant media barrage besieging his faltering campaign for president.
After a devastating trip abroad that led to a Niagara of negative ink about a lengthy concatenation of diplomatic blunders from London to Jerusalem to Poland, Romney has tried just about everything his puny mind can conceive to distract the public from his business record, his taxes and Bain Capital.
However, the month of August presented Romney with two tactical opportunities to evade (at least momentarily) the insatiable onslaught of the probing media.
First and foremost, Romney had the option of naming his Vice Presidential running mate. Secondly, Romney will be featured as the Guest of Honor at what promises to be one of the most dreadful spectacles the world has ever seen: the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida later this month. With Romney’s luck, this convention will be tantamount to a public lynching, but we are getting ahead of ourselves.
To erect a shield to provide a partial screen of defense from the ceaseless media attacks bombarding him and his frazzled staff, Romney finally selected a running mate whose economic views uncannily mirror his own for the privatization of government. In order to re-enforce his core philosophy of the divine right of corporate and plutocratic financial supremacy, Romney has turned to Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s 1st District that encompasses the swish metropolitan areas of Kenosha, Racine, Muskego and the Congressman’s hometown of Janesville.
On the 29th of January 1970, Paul Davis Ryan was born the youngest of four children of his Irish-German Roman Catholic parents. In his youth, Ryan enjoyed the out-of-doors activities of skiing, hiking and camping in the Colorado Rockies. While attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Ryan worked as a counselor at a summer camp until he landed the prestigious position as a “Hotdogger” for the Oscar Mayer Wiener Company, a job that permitted him to wheel around Ohio and Wisconsin in the now world famous Wienermobile promoting the sales of hot dogs, bacon and over twenty-five kinds of ‘lunchable’ meats including: bologna (aka: “baloney”).
When Ryan was not driving the Wienermobile and pushing loads of baloney, he majored in Economics and Political Science. After driving the Wienermobile and serving up mountainous tons of baloney, Ryan became a prominent member of the Delta Tau Delta social fraternity.
After his graduation, Ryan was encouraged by his mother to accept a job as an economic analyst with former US Senator Bob Kasten. In that capacity, Ryan worked on Capitol Hill in Washington.
When Russ Feingold defeated Kasten, Ryan moved over to the staff of a right-wing Republican think tank branded as ‘Empower America’ where he served as a volunteer speechwriter for Congressman Jack Kemp and two former Reagan officials: UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick who defended the rape, torture and murder of three Catholic nuns by the government of El Salvador and Education Secretary William Bennett, who would be publicly defiled as a gambling addict and racial profiler when he said on his talk show that the abortion of all African-American babies would cause the crime-rate to go down.
After serving as a principal speechwriter for Kemp during his ill-fated run for the Vice-Presidency in 1996, Ryan felt inspired and ran for Congress in 1998.
In right-wing circles it is well known that Ryan is a longstanding member of the ultra-conservative Atlas
Society based at the Objectivist Center. Self-described as a splinter movement that broke away from the Ayn Rand Institute over disputes about the core values of the objectivist movement, Ryan is a slavish devotee of the radical ideologue Ayn Rand. Addressing a memorial celebration of Rand in 2005, Ryan stated: “The reason that I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”
In Congress, Ryan is the leading ideologue of the objectivist clique that only remains viable within the radical right-wing of the Republican Party/Tea Party. In 1999, Ryan voted for the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, a keystone of depression-era legislation that prevented large-scale financial speculation and limited financial activities between commercial banks and security firms. Many economists and financial analysts have argued that the repeal of Glass-Steagall initiated the process that led to financial instability and resulted in the Meltdown of 2008 as well as the ensuing Bush Recession.
In Congress, Ryan is most noted for his work on the federal budget. Over the past three years, Ryan has proposed a smorgasbord of ultra-conservative economic and reactionary tax reform. For example, Ryan proposed a top US tax rate of 25%; a Consumption-Value Added Tax (VAT) of 8.5% and a voucher system for Medicare that would require beneficiaries to buy their own insurance from 2021 leaving them partially uninsured. A creative Randian economist, Ryan has proposed opt-outs for taxpayers who could simply pay a flat tax rate of 10% up to $100,000 and 25% above that figure.
In 2010, Ryan introduced a more dramatic plan for long-term deficit reduction that would reduce tax rates across the board while eliminating income tax on capital gains, dividends and interest. At his most reactionary extremes, Ryan proposes to abolish the corporate income tax and the estate tax as well as the privatization of Social Security and Medicare that would convert the programs into vast private corporations.
The Princeton economist Paul Krugman criticized Ryan’s tax proposals arguing that they would lead to massive losses of revenues while increasing taxes on the 95% of US taxpayers on the bottom of the economic ladder while reducing them for the 5% at the top.
This morning while introducing Ryan to the media as his Vice Presidential running mate, Romney made an ominous mis-statement and introduced the Congressman as, “The Next President of the United States.”
It should be remembered that while Romney visited Poland, he received a warm endorsement from Lech Walesa, an ultra-conservative Roman Catholic who has worked openly with Opus Dei for decades. Ryan will help strengthen Romney’s appeal to the right-wingers of the Roman Catholic Church. Ryan is a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, named for the saint who was venerated for miracles performed in his priestly life including supernatural knowledge of the past and future and healing sick children.
While it may seem extremely bizarre, but Ryan and his predecessor, Sarah Palin, who was the Republican Vice Presidential nominee in 2008, are very similar in one peculiar respect: Palin hunts moose, dresses their carcasses and grinds their flesh into “Mooseburgers” while Ryan is an avid deer hunter who makes his own deer-based bratwurst and Polish sausage, aka locally in Wisconsin as “deer baloney.”
One imagines that Ryan may revive his association with the Wienermobile by installing a large set of antlers on the vehicle and touring the heartlands of America alongside his running mate, Mitt Romney.
Michael Carmichael is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
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