Beyond the Surface: Spending and Deficits, Congressional Year Breakdown

September 4, 2012 in Economic Policy, Restoring Country, Restoring Family

By Kim Lewandowski In 2007, the Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this: On January 3, 2007, the day the Democrats took control of Congress, the DOW Jones Industrial Average value was, at closing January 5, 2007: 12,398.01. Since then, from June 20, 2008 to January 28, 2011 it went well below 12,000 (as far down as 6,626.94 on March 6, 2009).  It is finally showing some signs of recovery, but even the current Dow is inflated by virtually free money and the cash-printing of the Fed. The GDP: For the last quarter of 2006 was 3.5%. And for the first quarter of 2012 is 2.2%. The Unemployment rate:  Was 4.6% in January of 2007, and at 8.1% currently.  Please note
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Class (Civil) Warfare

August 20, 2012 in Monica Frede

By Monica Frede The only class the Elite Left despises is the wealthy elite they don’t control. The rich. The target of the left. The fat cats, Wall Street, greedy, old white men who laugh in the face of hungry children and scheme behind closed doors with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to split commissions on the next big tax break. The trust-fund babies who didn’t build that; the heartless no-gooders who refuse to give to charitable organizations that won’t benefit their own coffers. The CEOs who only care about making a profit rather than hire hard-working single mothers. Thank goodness for Democrats. For without their audacity and shining example of words, not deeds, we would be led off the cliff like a pack of possessed pigs. Because of the hard-working liberal media, professors and politicians, we know the truth. Money is not earned, it is taken; the 1% are
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The Government DIDN’T Build THAT!

July 20, 2012 in Ed Willing

By Ed Willing   SUCCESS STORIES OF GOVERNMENT “INVESTMENT”: Solyndra – Founded in 2005; received $528 million in government subsidies in 2009. Result: Bankrupt in 2011. The Chinese and others made solar panels better and cheaper.   Samuel Langley – Tried to build first airplane in history. In 1900, U.S. government funded two flight attempts. Result: Both times, Langley crashed his plane into the Potomac River. Shortly thereafter, the Wright brothers flew a plane with their own money. Union Pacific Railroad – Founded in early 1860s with government money to build part of a transcontinental railroad. Result: Bankrupt, and some officers of the railroad convicted of bribing Congressmen. JJ Hill and The Great Northern Railroad then built a transcontinental railroad with no corruption and no federal subsidies. Edward Collins Steamship Company – Founded in 1840s to go from New York to England, and also received government subsidies in 1840s and 1850s.
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Repeal and Repeat: A Brief History Lesson

July 16, 2012 in Monica Frede

By Monica Frede I will never forget what my dad told me the night my high school basketball team won the Wisconsin Division I State Championship: “you’ll appreciate this more as time goes on.” At the time, I didn’t think that was possible, but thirteen years later, he was right (as usual). Today I marvel at what my team accomplished because I understand what a rare opportunity it was to play with such talented female athletes, but also because we overcame so many obstacles in order to cut down those nets. Such victories grow sweeter with time. And over time we will marvel about what took place in Wisconsin on June 5, 2012. Sure, we reelected Scott Walker in a heated recall election, and I don’t intend to re-hash the significance of this victory here, but it’s worth noting what the fiscally-responsible voters overcame, because we will need the same
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Direct Corruption: The Seventeeth Amendment

July 5, 2012 in Ed Willing, Uncategorized

By Ed Willing No doubt, the last several years in America have been challenging to everyone, on all sides. It has both challenged those on the left as they see so many millions question their policies and principles, and has infuriated said millions on the right because they cannot believe how quickly America has turned away from its founding principles. Both sides agree there’s problems in education, costs of health care and national security – they differ widely in how to address them. Interestingly, their differences are not usually as wide as they think. In policy, yes; in principle, no. Experiments in government benevolence are nothing new, and neither are the poor and needy. Jesus of Nazareth said, “you will always have the poor among you,” and Apostle Paul said “your plenty will supply what they need.” So we as Americans, an overwhelmingly religious people have invented many ways to
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One Fish, Two Fish, Government Fish…. Adieu Fish

June 10, 2012 in Monica Frede, Uncategorized

By Monica Frede   “Small businesses have always been the engine of our economy, creating 65% of all new jobs in America, and they must be at the forefront of our recovery. That’s why the recovery act was designed to help small businesses expand and create jobs.” – Pres. Obama in 2009 “Instead of giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, we want to give tax breaks to small business owners who are creating jobs right here in America. Already, we’ve given small businesses 8 new tax cuts and have expanded lending to more than 60,000 small business owners.” – Pres. Obama on July 24, 2010 “As a part of health reform, 4 million small business owners could be eligible this year for a health care tax credit worth perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. “ – Pres. Obama on Sept 27, 2010 President Obama and his administration
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Liberty 101 – Who Owns You?

March 6, 2012 in Charitable Social Services, Contributors, Economic Policy, Federal Taxation, Health Care, Restoring Country, Restoring Family, Tenth Amendment, Tim Nerenz, Ph. D

By Dr. Tim Nerenz   It starts and ends with one question: “who owns you?” If you believe that you are owned by your society, that others are entitled to your person, your property, and your compliance with their beliefs, then your demand of the law is that it limits freedom in order to maximize equality. Conversely, if you believe that you own yourself, that you alone are entitled to your person, your property, and your compliance, then your demand of the law is that it protects your rights from those who would limit your freedom. This is why we do not get along anymore. We want different things from the law, from our leaders, from our government, and from each other. In the first case, the owned person seeks to negotiate the terms of his existence through the passage of laws which bind individuals. In the second case, the
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Bullies and The Rest of Us

March 4, 2012 in Contributors, Economic Policy, Monica Frede, Restoring Family, Work Protections

By Monica Frede video platform video management video solutions video player The UAW protested Mitt Romney at the Daytona 500 this past Sunday. They flew a banner above the stadium that read “Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” This labor union, boasting nearly 400,000 active members and about 600,000 retired members, planned this response to a 2008 NY Times Op-Ed that Romney wrote titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Well, they are creative. In Romney’s 2008 article, he addressed the slow death of America’s automobile industry by union hegemony.  He outlined his capitalistic solutions, including lowering the burden per auto of domestic manufacturers compared to their foreign competitors by reducing retiree benefits and hourly pay. Romney wrote that this burden costs averages $2,000 per auto for domestic makers such as Ford. That’s right– $2,000 for every car that comes off the assembly line. That number is staggering because of the sheer
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HILLSDALE COURSE REPORT: Free education for Conservatives and Independents

March 3, 2012 in Contributors, Education Policy, Nicholas Lal, Restoring Country

By: Nicholas V. Lal, Ambassador of Ameritopia YOU NEED TO EDUCATE YOURSELF, AND NOW YOU CAN – FOR FREE. If you ever listen to Mark Levin (author of NY Times Best Seller Ameritopia, Sean Hannity, or Rush Limbaugh while driving you probably have heard them all promote Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan (two hours southwest of Detroit).  Hillsdale College has been referred to as “The Citadel of American conservatism” by National Review.  One of the things that makes Hillsdale so different than most (if not all) institutions in this country is the requirement of having to take a course on the United States Constitution, better known to the students as Constitution 101. Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College is a good friend and mentor of Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin (who rabid fans like myself, refer to as “The Great One”).   Levin interviewed Dr. Arnn recently to go
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Monumental – The Movie You Must See March 27th

February 26, 2012 in Ed Willing, Restoring Country, Restoring Family, Restoring God

Thank you for helping tell others about MONUMENTAL!  GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! The acclaimed movie trailer you NEED to share: As you know, this all begins on Tuesday, March 27 when more than 550 movie theaters will present a live, one-night experience that includes special guests and music, as well as the first showing of the film. We need groups of families, churches, schools, political clubs to come out together to experience it as one community — and then share the message with others. The film will then open in theaters in select markets, and come to television and DVD mid-2012. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!  _________________________________________________________________________________ If you thought Act of Valor was great then you will love the upcoming Documentary by Kirk Cameron called “Monumental”, go to the website and the trailer will automatically pull up. WATCH IT! We are officially sponsoring local events as part of the FoundersIntent cause
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