Despicable Mitt!

by Jayne D. Frank

Because of the intense anger I am feeling, this blog will be short and sweet. You, my dear Mr. Romney, are the single biggest reason we find ourselves in the midst of this rebellion and anger in 2016. You did not win the 2012 nomination because YOU WOULD NOT FIGHT FOR US! You had nothing bad to say about Barack Obama’s policies, you did not defend the GOP or yourself for that matter at any of the debates, especially in front of Candy Crowley, and so millions of Republicans stayed home and you lost! You now sound snarky and mean in making the most despicable personal assaults on a man who has chosen to try and speak for us. And to make matters worse, you won’t even fight for us now and if you felt so strongly about conservatives, you would have endorsed Ted Cruz.

Others might say that Donald Trump should say nothing, but I can assure you that as a wife and mother, you better believe his sons and wife will not allow you to slash and burn their father and husband so personally without a response.

You are a coward, Mr. Romney and I am sure that millions of Americans have lost all respect for you. What happened to the high road that you used to take in our Party? Your speech was desperate and it was very apparent that after several closed door meetings, you were sent out as the GOP anti-Trump attack dog and it doesn’t suit you.

Obama’s Revenge – A President in Panic!

by Richard H. Frank

Any American voter with a minimum of common sense must admit that Barack Obama has become a candidate in panic.  His actions in light of the Benghazi, Libya murders and  his photo-op following Hurricane Sandy are continued evidence of his narcissistic attitude about this Nation.  If it is not all about Obama, the Messiah, the mainstream media fails to report the truth in an effort to run out the clock until after the election on November 6.

An incumbent with no record to run on, who has governed against the will of The People and treated the individual states as serfdoms of the Federal Government under the reign of his Royal Majesty Barack Obama, has reverted to characterizing the election as the means to seek revenge.  Revenge upon who? Mitt Romney?

The truth is that Mitt Romney bears no responsibility for the economic situation and devastation piled upon Americans over the past four years by the policies imposed upon us by the Obama Administration.  Additionally,  Obama as Commander-in-Chief  has accepted no responsibility for the collapse of the Arab Spring leading to the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya but continued to blame a video until Fox News reporting uncovered the truth.

Moreover, Obama’s energy policies have added significantly to the Nation’s deficit and placed our national security in jeopardy.

According to an article entitled “The Air Force’s Fuel Problem” in Air Force Magazine’s July, 2012 issue, it stated that in 2009 the forecast for a gallon of fuel in 2011 was set at $2.37.  However, it reached $3.40 creating  a deficit of more than $3 billion dollars.

Unfortunately, the Air Force, just one branch of our military is left to find solutions to mitigate fuel cost increases that include reducing flying hours, seeking engine upgrades at an immediate cost and cutting back on operations and maintenance. The same is true of the Navy Department now saddled with purchasing huge quantities of Bio-Diesel to power the fleet at costs exceeding oil based Diesel by more than 25%.

These actions are dangerous to say the least in light of the unstable situation existing in the Middle East.

The Obama campaign is built upon a series of lies in an effort to hide the President’s dismal record over the past four years.  Obama, in his fog of narcissism believes the following:

  • Over 5.2 million jobs have been created as a result of his policies over the past 27 months.
  • Health care costs for every American will fall dramatically as Obamacare is implemented.
  • Having tried his ideas we are on the right track proving that his policies work.
  • Al Qaeda is on the retreat, Osama Bin Laden is dead and democracy is on the rise in the Middle East.

Compare his imagination to that of reality:

  • The U-6 unemployment rate still remains at 14.6% with 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed.
  • 47 million people are currently sustained on food stamps.
  • The Annual Deficit continues at over $1 trillion.
  • Health care costs have risen by over 30% since the imposition of Obamacare and are expected to add over $2.5 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years.
  • The Islamic Brotherhood is in power in Egypt and threatens the entire middle east with a move toward Sharia Law and radical Islamic control.

Given the reality as stated above I think it is obvious who is the target for Obama’s revenge.  That target is “We the People.”

Only your vote can stop the madness by making Barack Obama and his Administration a “One-Term Proposition” to quote the President.

Seniors and Older Adults – Obama is Playing You for Fools!

by Jayne D. Frank

Seniors, you have heard so many arguments about Obamacare and especially the argument from the Obama campaign that there really is nothing to the 12-person board established under Obamacare.  I will cut to the chase and make it clear and simple for you to understand with a few direct excerpts from the law:

  • The Board is established to make sure that “during the 10-year period after implementation, that there is no increase in total amount of net Medicare program spending.”  How on earth do you NOT severely hurt and ration care to existing Medicare patients when there are millions of new Medicare patients going on the program every year?
  • The Board is entrusted with the duty and mandate to “help reduce the growth rate” of Medicare.  Again, how do you reduce the growth of Medicare other than the options of rationing care, not paying your doctors to treat you, or throwing you out of the program?
  • The Board is to “improve healthcare delivery systems and health outcomes, care coordination, efficiency improvement.”  This board has been set up for no other reason than to take money from the Medicare system and give it to the Government to spend elsewhere on more “productive” citizens (to quote Barack Obama).
  • The Board is to look at direct subsidy payments to Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Programs.  Millions of seniors rely on Medicare Advantage and for Obama to say that these plans will not be affected is a direct lie to all Americans.
  • Qualifications for the Board are individuals with national recognition for expertise in health finance or economics, cost-sharing, etc.”  Do you honesty think those qualifications have anything to do with making sure you continue to receive good care from your doctor?
  • The Board “may accept gifts or donations…..”  Having previously worked for a Defense Contractor which barred us from receiving gifts or donations, do you think there is anything positive for seniors that would result from special interests getting direct access and favors from Board members?
  • Board members are to be given compensation (plus expenses) equal to Level III Executive Schedule Section 5315 Title 5 of U.S. Code salaries.  In looking up who presently gets this level of compensation from the taxpayers, the list is below:
Level III of the Executive Schedule applies to the following positions, for which the annual rate of basic pay shall be the rate determined with respect to such level under chapter 11of title 2, as adjusted by section 5318 of this title:
Solicitor General of the United States.
Under Secretary of Commerce, Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism.
Under Secretaries of State (6).
Under Secretaries of the Treasury (3).
Administrator of General Services.
Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
Deputy Administrator, Agency for International Development.
Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Chairman, Federal Trade Commission.
Chairman, Surface Transportation Board.
Chairman, National Labor Relations Board.
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission.
Chairman, National Mediation Board.
Chairman, Railroad Retirement Board.
Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission.
Comptroller of the Currency.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Do you possibly think that with a $16 trillion debt, that the American Taxpayer can afford to have its taxes increased , senior services cut and our Military cut to pay for Board salaries and perks equal to the offices above?
Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with a fair and economically feasible system which does not mandate and target takeover of our Nation’s healthcare system.  If you re-elect Barack Obama who has failed on every aspect of his job but has created the most disastrous piece of legislation of our generation, you will be responsible for changing healthcare quality as we know it.  Please get off your comfortable couches, rain or shine, tell your friends, and go to your polling place on November 6 to take back your healthcare!

Early Voters-There is No One In the Voting Booth With You!

by Jayne D. Frank

All over the Country, you are making your way into the voting booth for early voting to make the most important choice of your lifetime – that of the President of the United States.  It is extremely unfortunate that much of this voting takes place a full month before the scheduled November 6 election, because you will not have had a chance to personally evaluate the candidates from their answers in the Debates, and much can happen to our economy and national security in the upcoming month which could affect your vote.

But the important things to remember when voting are:  1)  There is no union official following you into the booth and no one that will be casting that ballot with you, 2) there is no one in the booth that will make you feel guilty should you no longer feel the first “black” President has performed his duties, and 3) there is only your intellect, knowledge and gut feeling about the path our country is taking and the future of our children that will be with you in that voting booth.

The facts of the last four years and the record of  President Obama will be the only true reality that will help you make this crucial choice in 2012:

  • This President and his Administration lies to the American people about the condition of the economy and their ability to do anything about it.  This is because the President has no experience in the private sector and has no clue how to provide prosperity to the middle class.  His entire life has been spent denigrating the wealthy and capitalist endeavors in this Country and his sole goal is to redistribute your present and FUTURE earnings to those less fortunate.  The President cannot dispute the facts that the wealthy in this Country are your employers, and they overwhelmingly give a huge percentage of their personal income, by choice, to charities that take care of those less fortunate.  Mitt Romney personally chose to give over $4 million of his money in 2011 to poor people.  The wealthy in this Country will be the only ones able to provide you and your family with a secure working environment with the opportunity of millions of new good jobs.
  • You alone are responsible for making the choice of whether your lives and those of your spouse, partner and children will be  negatively affected by choosing to rehire a President that has not done the job he was hired to do over the past four years.  Is there more regulation and interference in the choices you make for your family and will you will be able to provide a comfortable life for them going forward because of the choice you make?  The Obama Government is already in your church making decisions about whether you must support partial birth abortion and contraception; he is in your child’s school changing your children’s lunch choices often leaving them hungry and unable to properly stay focused and learn during the afternoon; his Administration is changing the curriculum of your children’s school to distort, eliminate, or refocus their learning,  not on the basics that can provide them with good jobs, but to better agree with his socialist redistribution statist agenda.  Because of Obama’s regulations and mandates which have hurt small business in this Country, the prospects for you or your family to better your financial condition in the next decade will be severely restricted should you vote to elect him for a second term and continue his policies.
  • Obamacare, unless replaced with a more workable private market health system, will cut into your health choices, extend your waits for needed procedures much like other countries using a similar system, and your individual and/or family health costs will necessarily skyrocket to cover all the people intended to be covered under this flawed legislation.
  • Your cost of living has skyrocketed under the Obama Administration.  Precipitated in large part by the sheer arrogance of the Administration not to tap into and expand our natural resources such as our own off shore oil resources, shale oil and natural gas (in lieu of more “green” energy that costs more and is unreliable at best).  The gasoline prices at the pump have doubled since Obama took office causing the average American family to make budget decisions from the resulting increases in food prices and consumables against paying for gas  to drive to work should they be fortunate enough to have a job.  Can your family afford to continue $4/gallon gas or higher any longer, not to mention how home heating fuel will increase as we approach the winter months?  Because of the high cost of gasoline to ship goods, your  grocery bill is at an all-time high and you are already making decisions for your family whether to feed them cheaper processed box meals rather than healthier and more expensive fresh produce or meats that provide the nutrients your children need.
  • Finally, we only have to look back two weeks at the fact that President Obama and his surrogates deliberately lied to the American people about issues of national security.  They lied to our face about our Americans having been killed by spontaneous protests of a video instead of telling us that Al Qaeda was alive and well and had purposely killed Americans in Libya on the anniversary of our original 9/11 attack.  If he lied about this, how many times will he lie to us about your family’s national security in order to make himself appear more peaceful and anti-aggressive?  As Governor Huckabee indicated this morning, Watergate was the largest Presidential scandal in this Country before Libya, but people did not die in Watergate.  Americans die and continue to die under this President’s leadership.  Don’t put your family at risk with a President who routinely bends the truth when it is convenient to further his agenda and makes the wrong decisions for the American people .

So what candidate should you vote for?  I think you know the answer to that question, so go alone into the voting booth and vote your conscience for your future and the future of your family and our Nation.

Whether our Country Survives is Up to the Women of America

by Jayne D. Frank

Single women in America in large part have made up their minds that they will vote this year for “Mr. Cool” and you can attribute this to one main reason.  These women have no other responsibility or concerns other than themselves – their paychecks, their contraceptives and health care, and of course protecting “the One” from getting voted out of office.  Married women and those who have the responsibility of taking care of parents or others in their homes will have every decision they make for the good of their household members negatively affected for the short and long-term by re-electing President Obama.  Although said to be an independent body, Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve, has a high stake in the re-election of Obama – Mr. Romney has indicated that he will “fire” Bernanke.

Mr. Bernanke’s most recent decision to print billions of additional paper dollars, is not only his attempt to support Obama, but this devastating action is the “real war on women” in this country.  Mothers in this country do not have to understand the perplexities of quantitative easing to understand that their family’s standard of living will substantially decrease with the printing of more fake money to “stimulate” the economy and produce jobs, as stated by Mr. Bernanke.

The immediate impact on mothers and other female heads of households is dealing with inflation.  Costs of food, clothing and fuel to heat your homes and transportation all jump without any corresponding economic improvement.  Families are on the brink already of skimping on the nutrition and quality of food for their children and cutting back on family activities requiring driving.  They already are purchasing their children’s clothes either on lay away or from thrift stores.  And women are already wondering how they will heat their homes this winter.  The Fed’s actions for printing more money have just exacerbated this problem.  Will you do the right thing for your family and change course this November by voting to stop this kind of frivolous government spending by the current Administration?

The segment of our population most severely impacted are the seniors already living on fixed incomes who must decide on spending their scarce eroded dollars on food, medicine, energy or the basic necessities of life just to survive while the Feds print out paper money, the value of which reduces the standard of living for every American.  But seniors for the most part have lived long enough post depression and through the Carter Administration’s similar disastrous policies, that they will turn out this November to make their voices heard and say “Enough” to President Obama.  Our busy mothers, with often two jobs trying to make ends meet for their families, will be the deciding votes to either continue this downward spiral for their families, or they will also say “Enough” and vote to change Presidential leadership for the good of their family’s future.

Thugs, Political Hacks, Actors and Muslims to be Showcased at Democratic National Convention

by Jayne D. Frank

Having been a witness to countless speeches at the 2012 GOP Convention by intelligent, serious, substantive people about equally substantive issues of our time such as our economic crisis and our standing in the World, I wondered who might be appearing at the Democratic National Convention next week.

The contrast is so glaring and telling of a failed Administration and the desperate grasping for anyone willing to speak on their behalf.  Most troubling is the fact that outside of the convention and with the blessing of President Obama, will be a prayer session and concurrent conferences headed by Grand Iman Siraj Wahhaj, who called America a garbage can and seeks a caliphate in the Obama Administration.  This is a man who in 1995 said it was his “duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran.”

Other speakers thus far announced range from has-beens like John Kerry to Sandra Fluke, a student, whose popularity rose when she in essence told the U.S. Congress that the Government was responsible for making sure every woman got contraceptives for free.  You also have Mayors of large african-american regions of the country, most of which are decimated by the unemployment numbers in the black community because of Barack Obama’s leadership failure.  Actors and rock stars as usual have prominent speaking roles at the convention to attract the Millenial crowd because Barack Obama thinks young voters only care about their genius list on their Ipods and Iphones and will support his Administration for another four years despite the fact that they can’t get jobs.

You will see Chicago thugs and politicians throughout the convention whose only responses to the economic and unemployment crisis that Obama failed to fix, is to bad-mouth Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who actually DO have plans for the next 4 years for restoring this country to economic and foreign policy excellence and strength.  Rahm Emanuel, in particular, who is a real proponent of redistribution of wealth in this Country and said something to the effect of “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste” (for promoting Obama’s agenda), also has a prominent speaking role.

The Obama campaign’s reaction to last night’s detailed and positive message from Paul Ryan?  A memo circulated to all of its donors saying Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire, or who tweets “This seat is taken.” So undignified and unbecoming of a President that has a great deal of explaining to do to his 2008 voters.  The campaign also has plans to allow people “from the community” to get chances to attend the convention, much the same as his “beer summits” and online beer contests the last year or so.

The contrast thus far in speakers, plans for each convention, substance and tone, could not be more striking and it is incumbant on every person who will cast a vote this November, to not only watch Romney and Ryan’s speeches as well as President Obama’s and look at the Democrat’s Convention for the ugly tone it will set. Americans must also be concerned about Obama’s unspoken endorsement for the presence of the Muslim philosophy for America, and most importantly, for what the Convention will fail to say and do about the next four years.  A nation precariously close to being a total entitlement country is doomed to stay subservient to the Government and President Obama’s socialist agenda until each American citizen-young, old, black, Hispanic, poor, and middle class-understands the stark differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s visions for our future.

Barack Obama – Vulture Capitalist!

by Richard H. Frank

Since Barack Obama cannot run on his record of accomplishments as President, he and his minions have chosen to attack Mitt Romney for his record as a venture capitalist while running Bain Capital.  This tactic is in furtherance of dividing our nation into the haves and have-nots or the 99% against the 1%.  Unfortunately, the average American voter has no concept as to how venture capital works in the free market and thus swallows the lies and distortion spread by Obama during his re-election bid “hook, line and sinker.”

Joe Biden credits Obama and his administration as single-handedly saving the American auto industry with the $80 billion bailout of General Motors and Chrysler in 2009.  Examining the facts with regard to General Motors paints a drastically different picture, however, and in fact shows Obama using many of the tools available to venture capitalists in the GM bailout.

In order to set the stage for the events leading up to the Government-forced bankruptcy, it is helpful to understand some facts concerning the world’s once largest corporation.

During the 20th Century General Motors Corporation grew to become the world’s largest successful corporation with 91 manufacturing and assembly plants in the U.S. alone. During the 1980s foreign competition, armed with low-cost labor and in many instances Government subsidies, began to erode GM’s market share which fell steadily from approximately 50% to the low 20% by the end of the century.  Efforts by management to curtail costs and reverse the downward trend in market share were met with fierce opposition by labor unions and contractual commitments that hindered increased productivity and cost reduction.

Notwithstanding this opposition GM either sold or closed 43 of  its U.S. facilities between 1981 and 2008 reducing its operating  locations by 30% while still operating  under oppressive legacy costs acquired under previous contract commitments.

By 2008 GM was faced with receiving Government loan guarantees or bankruptcy.  Hence, along came Barack Obama and his Government takeover structured to reward labor unions at the expense of creditors, shareholders and bondholders.  Under Obama’s Automotive Czar, the Government pumped $50 billion of the taxpayer’s money into the ailing corporation and immediately announced the eventual closing of 14 additional U. S. plants and three parts and service centers resulting in the loss of 20,000 jobs.  This action further reduced the number of U. S. facilities by 23% although without the necessity to recognize any previous contractual commitments while operating in the Government-arranged auto bankruptcy.

The consideration given to labor unions was a share in the new General Motors and a seat on the Corporation’s Board of Directors.  Up to this point it would appear that Obama and venture capitalists had a lot in common as to how they approached saving a company.

1.  They both infused large sums of money while actions to curtail costs were devised.

2.  They closed obsolete and unprofitable locations.

3. They fired excess labor and management personnel from closed facilities and reduced remaining workforces as required to increase productivity and achieve consolidation of operations.  The major differences, however, between the Government bailout and the acquisition by venture capitalists are stark in comparison:

  • Venture capitalists use their own money.  The government uses our money from tax revenues and/or borrowing from China to continue to keep GM afloat.
  • Venture capitalists are required to follow  bankruptcy law and honor creditor claims according to statute.  The Government ignored the law and entered into arrangements that benefited organized labor over creditors, shareholders and financial institutions; hence the term “crony capitalism” has been coined to define the bailout.
  • Venture capitalists invest to create value and profit by making enterprises successful.  Barack Obama spends our money to do whatever he and his administration deem politically expedient to support their agenda without regard to creating value.

In the years following the bailout of GM, what have we learned?

Dan Ackerson, Chairman of the “New General Motors” reported in a speech that 70% of GM vehicles are produced outside of the U.S.  I guess that equates to a large portion of the $50 billion bailout going to create jobs outside the U.S.  Does Obama count those jobs as either being saved or created?

While 14 plants and three parts and service centers were closed in the U.S. as part of the Government bailout, 11 assembly plants and 4 powertrain plants have been opened by GM in joint ventures in China, along with 2700 dealerships.  Where did the money come from to make these investments?  Certainly not from operating profits from the “New General Motors.”  More of our tax dollars to creat jobs in China with SAIE and FAN?

Ackerson also stated in 2011 that a new “Advanced Technology Center” was being built to assure the company’s success in China.  More alarming is the transfer of advanced technology from the U.S. to China under the joint venture arrangement between GM and the Communist Chinese Government.

Saginaw Steering Gear was acquired by Pacific Century Motors and became Nexteer.  Under the Obama Administration oversight ownership of Nexteer was quietly transferred to AVIC, a Chinese Communist Government association.  Another example of Obama’s crony capitalism.

As the campaign rhetoric heats up over the coming months and Obama mounts his vicious attack on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital for destroying jobs in the quest for profits and moving jobs overseas, keep the story of the “New GM” in mind and it will expose Obama for the hypocrite he and his administration really are.