From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel
“We have turned our backs on the principles that this nation was founded upon. Many of those that founded this nation bled and died so that we could experience “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And yet we have tossed their ideals aside as if they were so much rubbish. Our founders had experienced the tyranny of big government and the tyranny of big banks and feudal lords, and they wanted something very different for the citizens of the new republic they were forming. They wanted a country where private property was respected and hard work was rewarded. They wanted a country where the individual was empowered, and where one could own land and start businesses. They wanted a country where there were severe restrictions on all large collections of power (government, banks and corporations all included). They wanted a country where freedom and liberty were maximized and where ordinary people had the power to pursue their dreams and build better lives for their families. And you know what? While no system is ever perfect, the experiment that our founders originally set up worked beyond their wildest dreams. But now we are killing it. Why in the world would we want to do that?”
“Most people are under the illusion that the United States has a “capitalist economy” today, but that simply is not accurate. At best, we have a “mixed economy” that is coming a little bit more socialist with each passing day. We pay dozens of different types of taxes each year, and some Americans actually end up giving more of their earnings to the government than they keep themselves. But that still is not enough, and so our state governments have accumulated astounding amounts of debt, and our federal government has amassed the largest single debt that the world has ever seen ($22,244,000,000,000). If future generations of Americans get the chance, they will curse us for the chains of debt that we have placed upon their shoulders.”
“Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt”
“People are tired of wasteful government programs and welfare chiselers, and they are angry about the constant spiral of taxes and government regulations, arrogant bureaucrats, and public officials who think all of mankind’s problems can solved by throwing the taxpayers’ dollars at them.”
“UNCLE” JOE BIDEN
“When Barack Obama and the Democrats on the hill forced the $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law, they insisted that waste, fraud, and abuse would not be tolerated. They put “Sheriff” Joe Biden on the case in March, 2009, with Obama warning stimulus recipients that “around the White House, we call him the sheriff – because if you’re misusing taxpayer money, you will have to answer to him. The largest government infusion of cash into the U.S. economy in generations – ARRA was riddled with a massive labor scheme that harmed workers and cheated unsuspecting American taxpayers. At the time, government regulators watched as money slipped out the door and into the hands of companies that rob state and federal treasuries of billions of dollars each year on ARRA projects and other construction jobs across the country.
A review of public records in 28 states uncovered widespread cheating by construction companies that listed workers as contractors instead of employees in order to beat competitors and cut costs. The federal government, while cracking down on the practice in private industry, let it happen in ARRA projects in the rush to pump money into the economy at the time of crisis. Exactly how much tax revenue was forfeited on ARRA projects isn’t clear. Obama and the Democrats insisted that the $800 billion in the ARRA would promote hiring and increase tax revenues, but in many cases it did neither.
Of all 1,278 investigations that the Labor Department wage and hour officials opened for ARRA projects from 2010 to 2013, investigators found wage and hour violations 62 percent of the time. Not eight blocks away, their counterparts at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development distributed ARRA money to thousands of companies to build housing for the poor. Only a few of those projects had federal labor inspectors checking behind the local officials HUD trained to spot wage violations.
“Sheriff” Joe rebuked the naysayers who decried the behemoth ARRA program’s waste, fraud and abuse. “You know what? They’re wrong,” he crowed. But Biden was radio silent about nearly 4,000 ARRA recipients who received $24 billion in Recovery Act funds – while owing more than $750 million in unpaid corporate, payroll and other taxes.
He had nothing to say about the $6 billion in ARRA energy credits for homeowners that went to nearly a third of credit-claimers who had no record of homeownership, including minors and prisoners.
And the $530 million dumped into the profligate Detroit public schools for laptops and other computer equipment that have had, if any, measurable academic benefits.
And the whopping $6.7 million cost per job under the $50 billion ARRA-funded green energy loan program – which funded politically connected but now bankrupt solar firms: Solyndra ($535 million), Abound Solar ($400 million), Beacon Power ($43 million), A123 ($250 million), and Ener 1 ($119 million).
And the $1 million in ARRA cash that went to Big Bird and Sesame Street “to promote healthy eating,” which created a theoretical “1.47 jobs (about $726,000 per job created).
And the hundreds of millions in ARRA money steered to General Services Administration junkets in Las Vegas and Hawaii, ghost congressional districts, infrastructure to nowhere and ubiquitous ARRA road signs stamped with shovel-ready logo.
The ARRA is typical of Washington spending. They pass into law these massive spending bills, that are intended to buy votes, and there is no tracking mechanism in place to account for where the money goes and if it is being spent as intended. (Take the Great Society for instance. It was intended to abolish poverty in America. There was 14% poverty when the bill was signed in 1965 and there is 14% today. The Great Society is just one gigantic welfare give-away ($1 trillion a year).
After reading the above, it is obvious that “Sheriff” Joe did not eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As a matter of fact, this career politician has never done anything since he has been in Washington. He was the most incompetent Vice President in history. He was given the job to monitor the ARRA and failed miserably. His main objective in Congress is to criticize the Republicans, including President Trump, on any legislation they purpose. Now he wants to be President. He has no policies other than raise taxes. Since he announced he is running for President, he has done nothing but go around apologizing for being white. Is this the type of President this country needs at this time in history? I don’t think so. Like the rest of the Democratic candidates, he would destroy President Trump’s accomplishments and move us more toward socialism, with Obama instructing him how to do it.
The Deplorable Infidel (source: Stimulus bill enabled billions in waste, exploitation of employees, Ed Morrissey)
WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
The United States is the only country in the world that funds its enemy, the United Nations.