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Vic Biorseth, Saturday, December 11, 2010
What did the GOP “Pledge To America” actually say, that pertains to the Tax Deal just announced, after closed-door meetings with Comrade Obama, peace be upon him?
Among other things, it pledged these things:
… to which our GOP leaders proudly and publicly affixed their signatures. They did so with great political fanfare.
I submit that their signatures signify nothing; they are less than worthless. They may be deemed by some to be treacherous. We have got to get all of the old time, long-term, professional politicians the hell out of office. This is not just an initial shake-down cruise we’re on here; this is a battle for the life of the Republic.
It’s not even written yet, and it will be voted on today. It has emerged as just another tax and spend bill with lots and lots of pork and earmarks.
Any and all Republicans who support this deal need to be targeted for removal from office.
It gets even worse. Incoming Republican majority leader Eric Cantor from VA wants to impose single-payer nationalized health care at the same time he hopes to kill Obamacare. GOP leaders are actually supporting another health care bill mandating pre-existing condition coverage, which will, in and of itself, kill the private health insurance industry and lead to socialized medicine.
Insurance against pre-existing conditions is not insurance. It is welfare. It is the same thing as waiting until uncle Ned dies, and then taking out an insurance policy on uncle Ned, which the company has to give you, and you get the payoff. It is the same thing as waiting until you demolish your car in an accident, and then taking out an auto insurance policy, which the company has to give you, and then filing your claim. No insurance company, of any variety at all, could stay in business doing that, and Cantor knows it. He wants socialized medicine here.
The real problem here is who owns the insurance policy. The insured person should own the policy, as a matter of simple common sense. The employer owns it, and when the employment ends, the employer stops paying for it; that is the real problem here. The employee has to find other insurance and start all over again; hence, the problem. All insurance policies of any form should be handed over to and owned by the insured person, for life, or for the life of the policy.
In my view, all health insurance should be done away with, with the sole exception of health insurance for catastrophic illness, such as those conditions currently under scrutiny for the pre-existing condition problem. Diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, heart problems, etc. All any health insurance coverage for an ordinary every day doctor visit accomplishes is to raise the cost and the complexity of health care. It adds nothing whatsoever to the health or the health care of the patient. It raises the cost of the visit and it adds unnecessary complexity to the doctor’s work, and the size of his staff.
The thing that kills me the most is how grown men stand before the cameras and microphones and drone on about how extending the Bush tax cuts, in place now for a decade, will cost us money. How does doing nothing cost money? There is no tax cut here; we’re talking about not raising taxes. They have been static since post-9/11/01. The Obamunists want to raise them. I submit that not raising them costs nothing.
The claim is that they only want to raise taxes on the bourgeoisie. I mean the rich. In Obama’s language, the wealthiest Americans. Those making over $250,000. Some would put the level at $1,000,000. What’s the difference?
What they are talking about is radically raising the taxes on every single employer in America during a recession.
They think that everyone making over $1,000,000 per year is just a bourgeoisie, sitting pretty or something. But the overwhelming majority of them don’t actually get the benefit of all that money declared on their 1040 form. Farmers have to deduct the cost of tractors, buildings, heat and electric, fuel, seed, employees, etc. They have to buy chicks to raise, or piglets, or calves or whatever; they have to feed them long enough to bring them to market. The have all the costs associated with planting, harvesting, storing and shipping.
The family dry cleaner business has to pay rent, heat, electric, equipment cost and maintenance, employees, benefits, and on and on. The family restaurant has to pay for building, heat, electric, fuel, food to cook, employees, benefits, and there is no end to it.
Politicians don’t live in the real world with the rest of us. Marxist actually oppose us. They see the owners of the farms and the restaurants and the body shops and the butcher shops as hated petty bourgeoisie to be expropriated, if not liquidated.
I don’t know about you, but I have had a very long work life, which continues to this day. I have had many, many employers.
Question: Have you ever been hired by anyone who was making less than $250,000 per year?
Answer: That’s funny, neither have I.
Today’s elites are not smart enough to figure that out. I would hazard a guess that any businessman or woman making less than, say, $10,000,000 per year in all likelihood lives at a level not much different than the rest of us. The overwhelming majority of us are somewhere between $30,000 and $150,000 per year. Most millionaires, believe it or not, work for a living, and do not live nearly so high as the Marxists would have you believe. They, too, have expenses. Business expenses just happen to be significantly higher than the ordinary living expenses of the average working man.
I have had it with the professional, polished politocrats on TV, with their perfect teeth and their made-up, blow-dried perfection. They always sound so smooth, and they talk so conservative, but look closely at what they do and what they support. I’m talking about Gingrich, Huckabee, Romney, Rove, and the endless list that goes on all the shows and even talk radio. They who have supported near Marxists in opposition to Tea Party candidates, who support some version of federal government medical practice and insurance practice, who want to cut federal spending by a “doable” 10% or whatever. America has had enough experienced professional politicians for her lifetime.
There are some new kids on the block, and they need to take over the block, and to not listen to these compromising professional political twits. It’s time for the old guard to be replaced completely. Give me an un-polished, un-professional, real life representative, even with a few warts and imperfect teeth, any day. This ain’t show-biz.
Get ready for the 2012 house cleaning.
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Date: Sat Dec 11 12:46:44 2010
From: Paul May
Another very good article.
Aside from a couple "Typos", all that might be added is a reference to the destruction of the concept of personal responsibility which our current governmental attitude has accomplished; and a view of government totally opposed to the principle of subsidiarity.
Date: Mon Dec 13 22:58:19 2010
Well the President came back from his trip and America didn’t go through any revolution as you anticipated, and now he has compromised even on the Bush tax cuts to make this deal. Are you finally ready to concede that he is seeking a second term rather than the destruction of the constitution or something?
Date: Tue Dec 14 06:02:30 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
No. When conditions are right or opportunity presents itself, he will act in the aggressive manner of all bloody revolutionaries. Until then, he will continue to seek ways to undercut the constitution, poke, prod, antagonize and infuriate the citizenry and await open riot and anarchy. If and when he has enough agents in critical places in the military establishment and the police establishment, and some tragic event(s) may be capitalized on, he will act.
If and when his term expires and he has failed to get enough agents into critical positions, and no event has presented itself to be capitalized on, he will wimp out and hope that his gigantic contribution to the advance of Marxism will pay off some time in the future.
He is, after all, a typically devious Marxist, and Marxist to the core.
Date: Tue Dec 14 16:41:52 2010
So you are willing to see the compromise fail and taxes go up across the board for everyone, and you offer no alternative plan other than to just oppose the compromise. Doesn’t sound very smart to me.
Date: Tue Dec 14 19:24:43 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
If you think I offer no alternative plan you haven’t read much on this Website.
First of all, until the January swear-ins, the Democrats still hold both houses of congress, and so this baby is theirs, whichever way it goes. The Republican cavalry will not arrive until January in the House. Even then, the Dems still hold a slim lead in the Senate, and they still hold the Presidency.
If Republicans and some Dems are able to break the deal, and the Marxocrats allow the tax cuts to expire, everyone’s taxes will go up. Every worker and every employer in America will see significant tax increases, back to the Clinton-era tax levels, pre-Bush tax cuts, almost ten years ago. This will bring about two things:
Republicans need to force an up or down vote solely and exclusively on making the whole of the Bush tax cuts permanent, with no other issues on the table with it. Let it win, or let it loose. If it goes down, then they need to hang it around the necks of the Democrats who sought it, and begin to beat them to death with it. After January they need to try to make the tax cuts permanent, and force the Democrats to oppose them and/or force Obama to veto the effort, again and again and again, just as loudly and publicly as possible.
They need to hammer repeal of Obamacare and all other Obamanations, weekly if necessary, loudly and publicly, and force the Democrats to defend these travesties out loud and on the record. They need to bring the Fair Tax to the floor, pass it, and make Obama veto it, again and again and again. Force the Democrats to either publicly oppose the will of the people, or get on board with the Republicans for their own self-preservation. The argument for the Fair Tax needs to be made as public as possible, so that the people understand it, and so that whoever opposes it will be seen by the public as opposed to simple common sense.
The pressure needs to be put on the bad guys for a change, and kept there until either they explode, or the 2012 elections arrive, whichever comes first. The Tea Party is not over; it is just beginning.
Whatever happens, we the people are not going anywhere. Sooner or later, we will take down whoever opposes the return of our government back to being an American Constitutional government.
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On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.
On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.
Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.
Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia" and being "Slain in the Spirit", into Catholicism.
The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.
Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.
Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?
On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again.
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future.Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC.There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite?I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard" The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great). Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006 Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10 Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Get behind these Tea Party Candidates. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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