America Cannot Afford Another Four Years of Barack Obama!

by Richard H.  Frank

It is now 18 months prior to the 2012 Presidential election and already paranoid politicians and the liberal media are in full campaign mode.  The most paranoid individual, in my opinion, is our neophyte President, Barack Obama, whose double-talk is evident in every speech he delivers.  The blame game is in hyper-drive as Obama attempts to divert the realities of his failed policies to the worn-out campaign rhetoric of distortion and outright lies about the opposition.  His call for civility and transparency without vilifying individuals or organizations is laughable when in the next breath he reverts to using these exact tactics.

Somehow, the media and Democrats seem to believe that Barack Obama has proven his leadership ability to America through the assassination of Osama bin Laden.  Eventually, the truth will be known and show that in the face of the evidence provided by the CIA and military intelligence, Obama was forced to give the go-ahead to the plan conceived, not by him, but by the military, or be shown as the indecisive individual he has shown himself to be in the past.

President Obama and  his administration have a major problem to deal with in the upcoming 2012 election.  That problem is their dismal record of driving America rapidly into bankrutcy and the eventual collapse of the dollar.  Their failures are evidenced by the disasterous results from stimulus sending, corporate bailouts, increases in the deficit and policies that have prolonged the recession which now has all the signs of entering a double dip with new claims for unemployment exceeding 1.0 million last month.

The President’s position is that he and his Administration did not realize how bad the situation was when they assumed office, that his campaign promises such as reducing the deficit by half during his first two years and keeping unemployment no higher than 8% could not be achieved.  The truth is that America elected Obama to the highest Office in the land, an individual with zero experience at running anything, based on his rhetoric of hope and change and fundamentally changing America and the world.

Only now are “We the People” beginning to feel the impact of Obamacare and are coming to the realization of the distortions and outright lies told to America about the legislation.  I can only pray to God that our Supreme Court finds this disastrous piece of legislation Unconstitutional before it can be implemented further.

Obama’s latest target is once again to focus upon “big oil” and its enormous profits.  His latest attack is to remove any subsidies given to oil companies while demanding subsidies for solar and wind energy development.  If subsidies for oil are eliminated then so should those for solar, wind and electric vehicle development also be eliminated.  This will not happen as solar, wind and electric vehicles cannot compete economically with petroleum-generated energy.

When Government endeavors to pick winners and losers in the economy they alter the competitive playing field in favor of their ideological preferences through subsidies.  Unfortunately, the American Consumer pays the price for Government’s ideological preferences as opposed to free market principles of supply and demand.

Consider the impact curtailment and regulation of domestic oil production has had on the price per gallon of gasoline we pay at the pump over the past 25 years.

Dom.Production

Nominal Avg

Inflation Adj.

M/Barrels/Day

Price/Gallon

Pr@2010 Dollars

1986

8.75

$1.00

$1.70

1988

8

$0.98

$1.70

1990

7.5

$1.10

$1.80

1992

7

$1.08

$1.70

1994

6.6

$1.10

$1.60

1996

6.5

$1.20

$1.60

1998

5.9

$1.10

$1.40

2000

5.8

$1.45

$1.80

2002

5.75

$1.40

$1.60

2004

5.5

$1.80

$2.50

2006

5.1

$3.00

$3.25

2008

5

$3.15

$3.00

2010

5.5

$3.00

$3.00

May-11

5.5

$3.98

$3.98

Between 1986 and 2008 domestic oil production in the U.S. dropped by 43% and we saw a corresponding increase in the cost per gallon of 215%.  Critics of increased domestic production say the increase is primarily due to inflation and Mideast oil cartel manipulation of the price per barrel produced to meet worldwide demand.  They fail to acknowledge that energy prices have a dramatic influence upon inflation as well as Government’s recent move to monetize our debt by the massive printing of dollars that reduces the purchasing power of every American.

If we accept the argument of those that oppose domestic oil production but had just maintained the 1986 level of production, the price at the pump today would be $1.70/gallon, not $3.98.  Instead, we have wasted 25 years and cost our economy trillions of dollars transferred to the Mideast and lost millions of new jobs for Americans in the process.

Yet we see His Majesty Barack Obama while in Brazil pledging financial support to Brazil’s oil development industry and pledging the U.S. as a customer to their economy instead of pursuing domestic development at home.

One final point to be made about Obama’s vilifying big oil.  In 2003 there were 28 energy producers operating in the United States.  These firms had operating income of $828 billion dollars and paid Federal taxes of approximately $38 billion. The total capital employed by these firms was much larger – $638 billion which translates to a return on capital of 12.8%.  The average annual return on equity between 1973 and 2003 was 12.6% for fossil fuel companies and 13.1% for the S&P industrials.  In either event the oil producing companies’ return has historically been less than S&P companies due to the huge development costs for exploration and eventual production.  Let us also not forget that big oil accounts for 9.2 million jobs that contribute to our economy and the Federal revenue stream.

The opposition to Barack Obama and the liberal Democrats in Congress need to learn the facts and confront the lies of the Administration headon over the coming 18 months.  The barrage of half-truths and lies being gathered and edited into sound bites and talking points will not stand the test of the facts.

The record provides the evidence as to why we cannot afford to re-elect Barack Obama and the liberal Progressives in Congress and America should be forewarned that Barack Obama will do everything in his power to smooth talk, persuade, and “charm” his way into office and we must remain vigilant and continue to educate the uneducated about this man’s lack of qualifications for the Office.

America – A Once Proud Nation Set Adrift

by Richard H. Frank

How much incompetence will the citizens of this once great nation suffer at the hands of the Congress and the Obama Administration before we take action “to alter or abolish” this government as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence.

During the 2010 mid-term elections the electorate sent a loud and clear message to our government that fiscal responsibility and smaller Federal government were the agenda of the voting citizens.  The course set by the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress was firmly rejected by “we the people” and a major shift in the balance of power in all legislatures, state and federal, occurred all across this nation.

The mandate to reduce the size of the Federal government and return to responsible fiscal policy have been totally ignored by Barack Obama and the Democrats in the 112th Congress.

Every attempt to cut spending and reduce deficits both at the state and federal levels is violently opposed by Democrats that fight for their special interest groups including unions and government employees being asked to participate in actions to achieve balanced budgets.

The Congress is so afraid of the leftist media and maintaining their elected office that they will not risk forcing a budget for FY2011 and continue to vote for continuing resolutions containing token spending reductions.

Then, there is our neophyte President, Barack Obama, the Master of Insulation, that purposely remains disconnected from finding resolution to domestic and international problems.  he steadfastly proclaims that we are a nation of laws and blatantly ignores those laws to suit his purposes.

He and his Administration have invented a new vocabulary to sell his socialist, progressive ideology to Americans, particularly the youth.

  • “Fundamentally Change America” equals european-style democracy and redistribution of wealth.
  • The “War on Terror” equates to man-made disasters and international contingency operations.
  • “Investing” equals more big spending
  • “An Act of War” is now a kinetic action.

The liberal media in America compares Barack Obama, as Commander-in-Chief” to those great leaders in  history including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry Truman, John Kennedy and the most absurd comparison to Thomas Jefferson and Lincoln.  Those writers prone to make such comparisons obviously have no personal knowledge of these leaders, aside from that written from the viewpoint of liberal, progressive historians.  Barack Obama, as President, is not fit to fill the shoes of any of this American icons.

The Obama Doctrine seems to be that as a nation we must separate our social interests from or strategic national interests.  Former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, correctly states that these interests are inextricably intertwined and cannot be separated from each other without creating a serious risk to one or both.  As a result the mixed messages coming from the White House, Pentagon and State Department create confusion and ultimately show the lack of planning and leadership on the part of Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief.

America is seen internationally as the Titanic without a rudder.  Notwithstanding all the power we possess, like a ship unable to steer a course, we plunge forward and backward wasting our precious lives and treasure until we will be  hopeless adrift as a Third World power submitting to the tides of the United Nations or a One World Government.

The 2012 national election is the time for us to return to Government under the values and principles enumerated in our Constitution.  Any candidate, President down to the local dog catcher, that does not support, protect and defend those values and principles, is not fit to hold public office.  The destiny of this once great nation rests with each and every American as they cast their vote in the coming 2012 elections.  I pray that we have learned the lessons of Obama’s “Hope and Change” over the past 2 years and the disastrous course upon which it has placed our nation.

Don’t Let Obama’s Henchmen Goad You Into Disrespectful Language or Violence

by Jayne D. Frank

This year’s mid-term Congressional election and the coming 2012 presidential election should be of vital importance in the minds and actions of every American. The majority of Americans, young and old, know by now that this President and his lackeys have made substantial mistakes in the course this country is taking, particularly with excessive government spending, targeted redistribution of wealth, healthcare, government takeover of private industry, and more.  Lately, all Americans should be afraid and concerned that this Administration is comprising the national security of America by eliminating many of our defensive military weapons; they are also putting their heads in the sand when it comes to what Iran is doing not only as an imminent nuclear threat, but Iran is undermining and supplying expertise and military capability to certain Iraqi and Afghanistan American opposition groups.

Americans must continue to speak out boldly and truthfully in rallies, town halls, editorial and blog articles, and in communication with our Representatives and the media  – wherever and whenever we can get the truth out!  We must also continue to educate and re-educate ourselves as to the path history has taken to prove that Obama’s policies will destroy this Republic for ourselves and for generations to come.

It is obvious that President Obama and the “money” people surrounding him are feeling this pressure that we have exerted as Americans by speaking out.  We have received more and more press coverage (tea party, 912, Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Works, Resistnet and all the other conservative patriot groups).  As a result, you have seen in the past few weeks that the President and the people surrounding him have stepped up their attacks against Americans (think about that for a minute!). They have started a campaign to tear us down and are doing this by comparing a few fringe comments, signs, and outbursts to the whole of the American Protest group and insinuating that we were all racist, bigoted and hate the poor.  They hope by doing so, that Americans will feel intimidated and “guilty” about continuing to exercise their Freedom of Speech.

People, don’t be fooled; you have seen how nasty President Obama’s rhetoric and body language can get when criticized and this won’t end anytime soon because his fundamental transformation of America is on the line.  The 2010 election year agenda for the Administration (and again the “money” groups surrounding the President) will be to totally discredit any voice of opposition and to focus on those ingrates such as Timothy McVeigh, that would stoop so low as to hurt another human being and try to paint them as the face of the Tea Party and other groups.

I urge all Americans when doing your duty this year to get true conservative members of Congress elected and to protest policies and legislation coming down the pike from Washington, that you absolutely stop and think before painting your hand-made signs and make that a “group” education item.  The Washington Agenda and passed legislation is going to have many more detrimental effects this year and in the coming few years.

Young single Americans, working families, the wealthy in America who provide jobs for those people, are all going to be taxed substantially.  We also will see another slew of foreclosures and delinquencies as rules change and Americans struggle with meeting their financial obligations in the face of rising costs and taxes.  It is probable that interest rates will increase as well, further burdening the public because of this Administration’s policies.  We are angry and we will not let our Republic be torn apart, but it is incumbant on all of us, working through this, to be what we are; respectful in our discourse, not belligerent or abusive in our actions, and most of  all, cognizant of what could happen to our ability to Preserve our Republic if we allow fringe elements, both left and right to determine our destiny.  Remember, “We the People” have the power and THEY work for us!