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Job Creation?

YouTube – Ranking Member Camp Presses Joint Tax Committee Staffer on Job Creation.

Let me get this…  The Republicans are fiscally conservative this week.  Where in the hell was your party’s fiscal conservatism between 2001 and 2009?  Where was it when Bush proposed his first budget (before 9/11)?   Let’s not forget that John Bohener voted for the first bailout package.  It is snake-oil scumbags like him that are killing the Republican Party.

I am a true fiscal conservative.  The Republican and Democratic parties are as fiscally conservative as the sun rising at midnight.

We need fiscal conservatism back while we still have a country.  Running an additional trillion dollars in debt every year is not good for the economy.  The video is correct in pointing out that no new jobs will be created with this bailout plan.  If only the Republicans practiced what they are currently preaching.

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Vortex of Freedom Archives – September 2004

Vol. 1 No. 2 September 2004

Three Years Later

Nineteen Islamic men on a suicide mission hijacked four planes and slammed the planes into buildings. They had a severe hatred for the United States. This is what the government told us.

The majority of Islamic suicide bombers are poor and uneducated. None of the alleged hijackers was poor and at least a few of them held degrees.

It seemed a bit strange that all the military talking heads said that Osama bin Laden was to blame immediately after the collapse of the buildings. We have supposedly been trying to capture Bin Laden for years prior to September 11 2001. Officials in other countries were ready to hand him over to the United States twice during the Clinton administration.

The reason why we have not captured bin Laden is because he is still a CIA operative. A country with the intelligence capabilities like the United States can find anybody if they really wanted to. The United States helped planned the attacks.

The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan during the Cold War. The CIA trained Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda to fend off the Soviets. The invasion was unsuccessful mostly because the resistance was greater than the Soviets had anticipated.

The French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Osama bin Laden sought medical attention at a U.S. military hospital in Dubai. This visit was in August 2001.

We are fighting in Afghanistan, but we have not found Osama bin Laden. We are fighting in Iraq, but we have not found weapons of mass destruction. We are still in Bosnia. Do not expect to get out of any of these countries soon.

Questions remain unanswered from September 11. Why did the government heavily guard the rubble at Ground Zero? Why did they swiftly haul the debris to landfills? Why is security at our borders, our shipyards, and out airports lax after foreigners have attacked us? Why did we invade Iraq? Why did President Bush stay in the classroom when Andrew Card whispered to him that we were under attack? Why were all the talking heads immediately able to conclude that the attacks were the works of Osama bin Laden? The Bush administration has a lot of explaining to do and many questions to answer.


Stealing Political Ideology

The Republicans recently accused John Kerry of stealing a quote that Vice President Dick Cheney used in the 2000 Republican Convention. It eluded them; however, that President Bush stole the concept of closing bases in Germany and Korea from the Libertarian Party.

This is not the first time Bush has stolen Libertarian ideology. Bush ran for President in 2000 with the notion of “smaller government.” Bush never carried through with the “smaller government” concept. He probably will not be in any hurry to withdraw the troops either.

Vortex of Freedom encourages the Bush campaign to steal all of the Libertarian Party positions on the condition that he implements those ideas.


Did We Win the Cold War?

The legacy of Ronald Reagan was that he was largely responsible for ending the Cold War and for telling Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down that wall.” In the years that followed, the Soviet Union collapsed and many of the former Soviet satellites now have democracies.

The sick irony is while these countries are now enjoying freedom, the United States has adopted many of the old Soviet-style laws. Many communities have hidden cameras planted in traffic lights so that they can ticket traffic violators. The police can now seize property without a search warrant if drug trafficking is suspected. This has already imprisoned innocent people.

The Internal Revenue System has used Gestapo-style tactics on citizens whom they claim have not paid taxes. They have no qualms with throwing innocent people in jail and making them prove their innocence. The powers of The Patriot Act are not limited to deterring terrorists. The “Trap and Trace” portion of the Act pertains to common crimes and makes it easier for law enforcement to tap phones of common Americans.


The Swift Boat Distraction

The reason why talk radio has been hammering away at John Kerry’s record in Vietnam is twofold: The first reason is that the diversion does the Republicans a favor by taking focus off the war in Iraq and off recent unfavorable economic news. Unemployment is rising, more people live in poverty, and gas prices are about to rise again.

The Democrats are also benefiting from this tactic. The Swift Boat story is making people forget that Kerry has never proposed significant legislation in his nineteen years of service in the Senate. John Edwards is as popular in his state of North Carolina as a New Yorker.

The media would like us to think that Bush and Kerry are the only candidates running for president. Neither Bush nor Kerry wants to debate Mike Badnarik, Dave Cobb, Ralph Nader, or any other candidate for president. Unfortunately, this means the two worst candidates are the only two getting attention, and Americans will get four more years of policies detrimental to America’s future.


Abolish Your DMV

Why do states have a Department of Motor Vehicles? Almost everybody has a driver’s license. In addition, many of the people who have a suspended license either have a court order, which allows them to drive to work or give no credence to the fact that their license is suspended, and they drive regardless.

The only purpose of a Department of Motor Vehicles is to generate revenue for the state. There are several laws already in place pertaining to what a driver can and cannot do.

The only purpose of the Department of Motor Vehicles is to collect money from people who want to drive. Bureaucratic fees and mandating auto insurance make driving financially impossible for the poor and lower middle-class.

By abolishing the Department of Motor Vehicles and maintaining the laws on the road, we can maintain road safety while saving taxpayers and drivers a lot of money.


Anarchy vs. Libertarianism

The dictionary states “Anarchy” as either the absence of government or political disorder. Libertarianism is the belief of full individual thought and action.

Libertarians believe in a limited form of government. The purpose of government is to protect our rights. The basic philosophy is “No harm, no foul.” If you are not bothering anybody, then government should leave you alone.

Americans suffer from the “Gladys Kravitz” mentality. Gladys Kravitz was the nosy neighbor on “Bewitched” who spent a lot of her free time spying on Samantha Stevens. Gladys bugged her husband every time Samantha performed witchcraft. Samantha never performed witchcraft on Gladys, yet Gladys felt obligated to scout the Stevens’s property.

Anarchists are in New York City for the Republican National Convention. The anarchists plan to throw rocks into windows, shoot horses with slingshots, and other acts of violence. Vortex of Freedom does not condone these actions. Anybody who causes harm to a person, animal, or property is a criminal and has to take responsibilities for his or her actions. Anybody who harms another person or one’s property has to be liable.


Observations

If corporations really wanted to maximize profits, why do they vote for Republicans instead of Libertarians?

No government program works as politicians say the program intends to work.

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You Deserve This Depression!

I warned you.  I have been warning you for years.  Instead of listening to me, you decided to vote the way for Republicans and Democrats.  I warned that the spending can not continue.  You opted to vote for Republicans and Democrats because other parties “didn’t have a chance.”  You opted to vote for one of the parties who can’t balance a budget.  You voted for a party that believes that saving the middle class is to write a blank check to financial institutions, only to come back a month later because they need more money.

You voted for this shit.  Eat it.

Fuck you!  You DESERVE this Depression!

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A Message for Fiscal Conservative Republicans

It is time to leave the Republican Party.  There hasn’t been a fiscally conservative Republican since Warren Harding.  There are few fiscal conservatives in the House and none in the Senate.

Many people think that fiscal conservatism is cutting taxes.  This is partially true.  A fiscal conservative would also limit spending to what is lawfully and constitutionally essential.

The Republican Party is NOT a fiscally conservative party.  They may be somewhat more fiscally conservative than Democrats, but that is like calling an elephant svelt because it isn’t as heavy as a rhinoceros.

There are two options:  Joining a fiscal conservative party like the Libertarian Party or forming your own party.  I would suggest joining the Libertarian Party.  It is already an established party whose platform is consistent with fiscal conservatism.  And if enough fiscal conservatives join the Libertarian Party, the Democrats will have a formidable foe who will stop the excessive taxation and spending Americans have had to endure.

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Wake Up, America!

Sometimes the Europeans are correct about Americans.  Take the recent election for example.  In spite of the fact that Congress had a 15% approval rating, an overwhelming majority of House members were able to win reelection.  We tend to suffer from “battered spouse syndrome” when we vote.  While we are able to recognize that Congress is seriously flawed, we deny that our representative is responsible for the ills in Washington.

The time to change the tide is now.  We have to quit electing Democrats and Republicans if we want to restore what made our country great.  I would like to see the third parties get together and join forces in fundrasing.

The sooner the facade that the two corporate parties represent mainstream America is exposed, the sooner we can save our country.

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The Bailout – Will it Work?

In the last month, it seems like every financial giant was on the verge of failing.  Lines of credit began to freeze.  There were claims that the financial world is about to crumble unless government acted.  We were warned by President Bush, Treasury Secretary Paulson, and congressional leaders from both parties that if the government didn’t act, credit lines would freeze.  

Last Monday (September 29), the House failed to adopt the bailout as was presented to them.  The Senate added tax breaks for wooden arrow makers and rum producers to help the plan pass.  After much arm twisting, the House passed the plan on Friday.  

It is important to know that the financial sector throws in over $100 million in PAC money every year to both parties.  Many financial experts have been saying that the bailout plan will do little for the economy.  Buying bad debt will liquidate markets, but will not necessarily make it easier for small businesses to get a loan.

Credit lines were beginning to loosen on October 1, two days before the bailout bill was passed by the House and signed into law by President Bush.  They started to tighten again as soon as the bill was passed by the House.  Wall Street soon realized that the bill would not help most sectors of the economy and the bill would not do what it was intended to do.

What would have happened if Congress were to do nothing until after the election?  Credit lines would have gotten tighter temporarily, until the banks had enough capital generated from the loans it was collecting from.  The capital would have opened lines of credit because the banks need to give out loans to make money.  

The media did not tell the consequences of a bailout:  Since the treasury had to borrow money, it had to create $700 billion to loan to the financial sector affected by failing banks and corporations.  The end result is inflation.  Prices will continue to rise because the dollar is weakened because each dollar created by the treasury weakens the value of the dollars in the marketplace.  Precious metals like gold and silver rose iin value, mostly due to a weaker dollar.  The bailout bill did nothing to relieve what caused the root of the problem:  Congress mandating banks take sub-prime loans.  The government assured that the losses would be covered.  Foreclosures were happening at a faster rate than the government was expecting and soon the banks had so many bad loans, they did not have liquid assets to offer loans for anybody else. 

We need leaders.  We don’t need people who react in a panic mode when something goes wrong.  John McCain and Barack Obama both panicked and voted for the bailout package.  This is not the leadership we need to get us out of the economic mess that government caused.

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Wake Up, America!

If you ever watched presidential debates from the past, one of the things you will notice is that many of the issues they were debating then are being debated today.  The two parties take turns playing “Good Cop, Bad Cop.”  The Democrats play the “good cops” by promising social programs.  The Republicans play “Good Cop” by offering tax cuts.  The two parties take turns playing the “bad cop” with our civil liberties.

Once upon a time, the United States had the best health care and the best education system in the world.  Then government got involved, and we have been in a downward spiral since.  Why has our education and health care systems gotten worse even as we throw more money towards them every year?  The answer is “Human Nature.”  The more one has, the more one wants.  

Another problem is that there is no accountability with government.  Some elected officials get caught in scandals.  Even when they are caught, little is done.  While Americans want to make a politician from an opposing party pay for his or her crimes, we make excuses when our officials fail ethically.

With less than two months until Election Day, the cable news network has been giving extensive coverage to the mainstream presidential candidates.  In spite of the coverage, little is known about their policies.  The media is too fixated on such urgent topics like lipstick on a pig and Obama’s middle name to spend time on the issues affecting America and the plans Obama and McCain plan to offer.  The two parties have stripped many of our liberties and have run up a $10 trillion debt. 

There are alternatives to the stranglehold the Republicans and Democrats have had on our country.  People will tell you that other parties don’t have a chance.  This is no excuse to give the Republicans and Democrats another chance.  Choosing between a Democrat and a Republican is like choosing between cyanide and arsenic as a health supplement.

Another problem is that both parties say one thing and do another.  Republicans claim to be fiscally conservative, but spend more than what is brought in from taxes.  Democrats claim to be against the war, but continue to fund it because they want to look “patriotic”.

The sooner we kick both of these anti-American parties out of Washington, the better chance we have of saving our country.

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