Trump Delivers 1000 Cuts to Obama and his Administration!

By: Richard H. Frank

Just 30 days after the historic election of Donald J. Trump to become our 45th President on January 20, 2017 the President-Elect is proving how inept Obama and his administration have been for the past eight years. Obama boasted that he had a “phone and a pen” as the tools with which to conduct his imperial Presidency. The rash of executive orders and thousands of regulations imposed on the citizenry during his reign have been devastating to the American economy and the very security of the nation. Political correctness has reached its pinnacle where truth may not be spoken to power without the fear of reprisal and being labeled as a bigot or racist. “American exceptionalism” are not words to be found in the vocabulary of the Obama administration.

Yet today we are witnessing a movement, spurred on by the forgotten American led by Trump, aimed at restoring this nation to its former place among the leading nations of the world. The mantra “America First” can be heard resounding from the heartland of this great country. Donald Trump, even before he assumes the Office of President, has accomplished more by picking up the phone and calling business leaders and asking for their help to restore jobs than all the executive actions and regulations imposed by Obama over the past eight years. American voters are wise to the distortions and manipulation of data used by Obama and the liberal media to create a record based on lies regarding the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” climate change and job creation under his watch. “We the People” are sick and tired of the corrupt Washington establishment and are watching closely as Trump chooses his cabinet and selects people who will take action in his quest to “drain the swamp” of the parasites residing in the hallowed halls of Government.

There are talkers and there are doers both of which aspire to make changes for the better and lead our Country. The major difference between talkers and doers may be summed up in a simple exercise taught by Dale Carnegie. It goes something like this: “I know men in the ranks who will stay in the ranks. Why? I’ll tell you why. Simply because they haven’t the ability to get things done.” Barack Obama should have stayed in the ranks as one that talks a great deal and accomplishes little. Donald J. Trump on the other hand is proving that he is able to get things done.

His agenda for the first 100 days in office is substantial and geared to pave the way for economic recovery, job creation in the private sector, infrastructure rebuilding, restoring our military and returning to a nation under the rule of law. Every action planned under his agenda is another cut of a thousand that will move toward Making America Great Again.

“Working Towards the Führer”

by Richard H. Frank

I never thought in the 75th year of my life I would bear witness to the destruction of America as I have known it. Barack Obama and his administration, aided by loyalists such as Harry Reid and the Democratic-controlled Senate, have done more to “fundamentally change America” in a mere five years than the Communists could achieve in 50 years of the Cold War.

The hypocrisy demonstrated by Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid and the endless list of Democrats who bitterly opposed the threat of invoking the nuclear option by Republicans in 2005 as a power grab is astounding. Now in 2013 with the President under pressure from vulnerable Senate progressives seeking re-election in 2014 and the fallout for his deliberate lying to America on Obamacare, he endorses the use of the nuclear option to save his Presidency by Harry Reid. You cannot help but make comparisons to the loosely organized, highly effective propaganda machine that surrounded Hitler and guaranteed his agenda.

Congress and We the People have stood by and watched as the President trampled the Constitution over and over again and usurped Constitutional powers specifically reserved for Congress. He refuses to enforce laws he considers contrary to his ideology and imposes his will to rewrite laws he is sworn to uphold.

For those of us that are students of history the parallels between Barack Obama and his administration’s rise to power are frighteningly similar to that of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party. When Obama’s agenda is stifled by the Minority in Congress, the majority, like a child unable to get its’ way Obama suddenly defends changing Senate Rules that have been in effect for over 200 years to allow a simple Majority vote of 51 Senators to approve Judicial Appointments instead of the traditional Super Majority required in the Federalist Papers by our Founders.

If allowed to stand, the nuclear option will surely be extended to passage of any legislation and ultimately to Supreme Court appointments. This action by the Senate virtually eliminates the voice of the Minority in the Senate from demanding debate on Presidential appointments. Obama and his loyalists will go on to push through ill-conceived legislation on a whole myriad of topics such as amnesty, redistribution of assets, gun control and climate and energy, all designed to finish Obama’s vision of his “fundamental change.”

The list of Constitutional abuses by Barack Obama and his Administration goes on and on from his use of Executive Orders to Rules and Regulations imposed by various Governmental agencies by unelected political appointees and career bureaucrats that adversely restrict economic growth and rob every citizen of our unalienable rights.

I, like many Americans, believe in the tenants of our Representative Republic and have championed using the ballot box as the vehicle to take back our Country from the sinister group of Alinsky progressive liberals and their socialist agenda. However, I am no longer certain We the People can wait for the two and four-year election cycle to change the makeup of Congress such that checks and balances can be maintained to prevent Obama’s quest to “fundamentally change America!”

We the People should embark upon an immediate PETITION DRIVE TO RECALL every Senator that voted in favor of the nuclear option. The message must be sent now in a loud clear voice that unless the Senate Rule for a Super Majority vote is reinstated that those responsible for supporting the nuclear option are in peril of RECALL notwithstanding their status in the upcoming 2014 mid-term elections.

The argument that the only way to break gridlock in Washington is to eliminate the threat of filibuster in the Senate and move the Administration’s agenda forward is the nuclear option is fallacious. A perfect example is how devastating legislation such as the “Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare” is passed using a simple majority vote by manipulating the Senate Rules.

We have a Federal Government and an Administration completely out of control and out of touch with We the People. The action taken by the Senate on November 21, 2013 is one more nail in the coffin of our Representative Republic and the move to a European-style democracy where mob rule replaces the Rule of Law.

Prognosticators, Politicians and Fear Mongers.

By: Richard H. Frank

In today’s world of the 24 hour – 7 day news cycle we have come to expect the coverage of any disaster, occurring naturally or man-made, to be transformed into theater for the consumption of viewers around the world. Political unrest, demonstrations and even revolutions are covered with the same theme as the movie of the week and many times lose their message in the reality they are meant to convey. The most recent phenomenon is the 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed by a killer tsunami  impacting the island nation of Japan.

Natural events such as these illustrate just how insignificant man is when compared to the forces of nature. All the special effects available in Hollywood to depict a natural disaster pale in the face of reality as demonstrated by images of destruction following the events in Japan.

Now we will bear witness to the throng of prognosticators that will attempt to give voice to their particular theory with regard to consequences, unintended or otherwise, arising out of this natural tragedy. The situation regarding the wisdom of using nuclear power generation in Japan is the case in point. Logical discussion concerning the status and condition of these various facilities located on the island nation has escalated from that of concern, to rumor of melt down and fueling of hysteria, instead of a measured controlled response to the conditions at these nuclear generating plants. Cooler  heads recognize that these facilities were designed and constructed to provide for containment in the event of a reactor melt down. Irresponsible reporting on the part of the news media can only serve to misinform the public and elevate fears of the “China Syndrome” around the world.

Politicians and their spin-meisters are cautiously observing events in Japan as they unfold to situate themselves to be on the right side of history with any statements or policy decisions made as a result of this natural disaster. There is no doubt that the future of extending nuclear power usage in the United State will be set back significantly.

Fear mongers are already at work looking for evidence that connects the earthquake and resulting tsunami to the actions of man on earth. Global warming, now referred to as climate change, is being used to demonize mans progress on the planet as destructive and attribute the forces of nature to his greed and destructive quest for power. It is this arrogant view of man’s domination over the planet which over the centuries has only retarded civilization’s advancement and not enhanced our existence.

We can only imagine the awesome power and energy released by an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale. Measured in pounds of TNT the force would have been equal to 238 megatons ( 238 million tons) of the explosive. Placing this number into context consider that the seismic yield of the Atom Bomb dropped on Nagasaki measured a meer 5.0 on the Richter scale and produced a force  of only 447 metric tons of TNT. Had the earthquake not occurred off shore and under the ocean the forces released would have been sufficient to obliterate the entire nation of Japan in under 3 minutes.

Perhaps our creator is sending  a wake-up call to all the arrogant leaders on the planet for them to understand just how insignificant they really are and that their priorities are in need of a major adjustment.

Therefore, all of you prognosticators, politicians and fear mongers need to take heed just in case there really is a God that holds domain over the universe who will hold each of us accountable on the day we stand before him to receive our final judgment.

FUBAR

by Richard H. Frank

The Democratic Congress and President Obama need to consider changing their slogan from “Change you can believe in” to FUBAR.  This acronym, familiar to most Americans that have or are serving in the military, aptly describes the damage inflicted by our President and the 111th Congress on our Nation in just 18 short months.  For those readers unfamiliar with the term it translates in polite language to “fouled up beyond all recognition.”

Only in America could the public be influenced through soaring rhetoric and a complicit  media to elect a totally inexperienced, unqualified, arrogant and completely narcissistic individual to the Office of the President of the Untied States.  For those of us that listened carefully to what President Obama said during his campaign for the Presidency, all the code words were there exposing his socialist agenda.

Now after 18 months of living with his incompetent administration, he has exposed himself to the American electorate for the neophyte community organizer that he really is.  Every initiative he has championed has moved this nation in the direction of becoming a European-type socialist democracy.  We all need to remember the Founders established our Constitution so that we would remain a “Representative Republic” with strict control over the central (Federal)  Government as the means to secure and keep our liberty. The Founders abhorred socialism and had tried to make it unconstitutional. Samuel Adams pointed out that to adopt socialism, respect  and support for the traditional Constitution had to be eroded and emasculated. Obama by his own admission views the Constitution as seriously flawed and will not hesitate to appoint Judges with socialists leanings in applying the Constitution.

Given the opportunity, Obama and the liberal Democrats would gladly suspend our written Constitution in favor of a European parliamentary form of Government and thus achieve their statist objective to exercise control over each and every facet of America’s life and liberty.  Obama no longer hides his agenda for redistribution of wealth through his continued assault upon the free enterprise system.  He and his Administration are the enemy of business and will continue to impose regulation and taxation until they have destroyed all incentive in the marketplace to succeed.

There seems little doubt among economists that the policies of “too big to fail,” “bailouts” and “unending deficit spending” have all failed.  Yet we see Vice President Joe Biden stand before the White House Press Corps extolling the virtues and magnificent success at creating or saving 2.6 million jobs during this extended recession.  With 15 million unemployed individuals in this Country, how long can the Administration continue to defend their policies before the citizens and the media revolt?  I expect the revolt will become evident on November 3, 2010.

With regard to National Security, Unemployment, Energy, Health Care and Cap and Trade, President Obama’s agenda is evident and runs counter to the expectations of the people.  Redistribution of our national wealth without regard to the consequences for our children and grandchildren seems to be all that matters to this President.

What some observers characterize as political rhetoric I prefer to call what it actually is – Lies!  Lies to cover up for the incompetence of an Administration; lies to further a political ideology; lies to convince America that the President is a leader who takes the appropriate time to measure a situation before rendering a decision or proposing a solution.

The truth has been evident for months and apparent in the delay for a decision on General McCrystal’s request for additional troops to be sent to Afghanistan. Evident in his stubborn resistence to controlling illegal immigration under the guise of seeking comprehensive reform.  Evident in the recurring missed deadlines set for imposing sanctions on Iran, and a foreign policy that refuses to declare extremist Islam as our enemy.

America recognizes real leadership and Obama does not meet the requirement to lead the greatest nation in the world. When he encounters opposition to his policies he reverts to threats, intimidation and bullying and calls it leadership. I call it Chicago politics. Just how much more damage can he and his administration do while in office remains to be seen. In the interim his policies , agenda and administration can only be defined with one word. FUBAR!

Let’s Get Real About The Gulf Oil Facts

by Jayne D. Frank

No one wants to look at the facts about this tragic disaster.  If you really analyze the facts, you cannot place 100% blame on BP because:

1.  BP was drilling in deep water because the Government will not permit drilling in closer waters, thereby raising the risk of accidents.

2.  BP was drilling in Federal waters, regulated by the Federal Government, with Permits given by the Federal Government.  The Fed agencies had the responsibility also to see that BP was complying in every way with the permits given.

3.  President Obama went into the White House meeting with  BP Management and said, as reported today, “Either you put up the $20 billion in an escrow account to pay for damages, or I will take it from you.”  If this is true, this is entirely unconstitutional as the Government does not have this authority.  BP had already decided to allocate the $20 billion, but the Government wanted it to look like it was their idea.  The American public is not stupid and we are also keenly aware that the Federal Government has no track record of not touching money that should be set aside (i.e., the social security trust fund) and that they will indeed divert these funds for their own agenda items such as health care implementation.  Who is going to be watching the “watchers?”

4.  If you paid any attention to what BP said yesterday, they did not put $20 billion cash into a fund; $5 billion up front, secured by assets, with $5 payment each year thereafter.

5.   The Government continues not to waive the Jones law and get more vessels to help; yesterday, several barges that the Governor had employed to vacuum oil out of the Gulf were completely stopped in their work for several hours because the  Government wanted to check whether life vests and fire extinguishers were onboard.

6.   The 6-month moratorium of any offshore drilling is potentially more devastating to the Gulf region and other parts of the U.S. than anything BP could have done because of the loss of jobs caused by oil companies potentially leaving and drilling off other countries which are more business friendly.

Every one needs to step back and look at the facts and not get pulled into the understandable emotionalism that the oil spill brought about.

Number One Priority Only Worth 45 Minutes!

by Richard H. Frank

The President’s latest photo-op shows him meeting with BP Executive Management in what is being touted as his historic accomplishment in that BP has created a $20 billion trust fund to satisfy legitimate claims against the oil producer resulting from the Gulf of Mexico leak, to be paid in $5 billion/year increments, secured by American assets.

The White House and the media are quick to hype the meeting which lasted four hours.  The President, in fact, spent only 45 minutes in the meeting or approximately 19% of the negotiations.  With a crisis of this magnitude and described by Obama as his Number One Priority, spending 45 minutes seems highly inadequate and is obviously more “show” than substance.

I expect British Petroleum had established their plan and position before attending the meeting.  Now that the commitment has been made, it is time for our President to  show real leadership and take the initiative to free up resources for the containment and clean-up operations.  The time has long since passed for him to issue a waiver of the 1920 Jones law and allow help from foreign vessels to assist in the clean-up in the Gulf.  He needs to rethink his strategy with regard to the moratorium on offshore oil production pending his commission identifying the cause of the accident on the Horizon Platform.  The real cause of the explosion and resulting leak may never be known.  Does he intend to keep the moratorium in place indefinitely while the oil companies, who are in business to make money and produce oil, make plans to move offshore to other countries where they can do business?

Additionally, as we approach Day 60 of the oil leak, there has been no indication that the Obama Administration has assisted BP in their efforts to stop the leak.  There has been no indication that the Administration is moving to eliminate the never-ending bureaucratic red tape delaying containment and clean-up activity.  Instead, the threats, claims of criminal action, investigations and demonizing big oil continue with the added twist of his push for new legislation (cap and trade) indicating that we have serious limited energy reserves in this Country. In fact, the latest estimates are that the United States energy reserves are far in excess of those in Saudi Arabia and the Far East combined.   His claim of limited resources is untrue and constitutes another push for his socialist agenda just as with the health care legislation jammed down the throat of every American.

Obama’s End-Around with Cap and Trade

by Jayne D. Frank

So devious is this President; so transparent is his Marxist agenda, that you will see one of the greatest end-arounds tonight in his speech about the Gulf.  He will play to the crowd with his soaring rhetoric and empathy towards the Gulf oil spill victims and bad mouth big business, all in an effort to get the blood boiling of the American people so that they never want to have this kind of disaster happen again.   But our blood will be boiling for another reason, Mr. President.

President Obama has never cared about the spill in the Gulf except how he can use it to further his agenda, to redistribute the wealth, use his Administration and his agencies to bring about environmental change, and to punish businesses.  Tonight, after talking about several “fisherman” and “restaurant owners” he has run into whose lives will be changed forever by the oil spill, he will dive into one of his most desired legislation which has been stalled in the 111th Congress, turn it around to be the savior of this tragedy and try to ramrod it into law under the guise of an emergency.

The Markey-Waxman Cap and Trade Bill was stopped by the American people last year because, by Obama’s own words and those of others in the know – it will raise electricity prices between $4000-$6800/household.  Others have quoted 40%; whichever numbers you use, the entire result is devastating to Middle America who is hanging on economically right now  because of Obama’s policies and are going to be further hit at the end of the year by a tremendous jump in health care costs brought about by Obamacare.  In the latest “job extension”  bill going through Congress, they have even tacked on several billions of dollars to provide the “doc fix” for the care of their medicare patients. A cost that Nancy Pelosi was sure to have omitted from the original bill to keep the cost estimate by the Congressional Budget Office under one trillion dollars.

This is a red flag alert once again for all Americans – Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians – to once again get in the face of the President and Congress and refuse to allow Cap and Trade to proceed.

Guess what, Mr. President, all your grandiose words and speeches aside, you are so predictable.  We know what your Presidency is about and Americans will work to prevent you from passing any more harmful legislation, in any form, until we can correct the mistake made in November, 2008 and get someone else in office in 2010 who is first loyal to America and wants nothing more than to keep us the Greatest Nation on Earth instead of taking us down.