03/16/09

Tea Time With Obama

From the Internet – and what a great idea…:

Washington has forgotten they work for us. We don’t work for them. Throwing good money after bad is NOT the answer. I am sick of the midnight, closed door sessions to come up with a plan. I am sick of Congress raking CEOs over the coals while they themselves have defaulted on their taxes and now have given themselves another raise. I am sick of the bailed out companies having lavish vacations and retreats on my dollar. I am sick of being told it is MY responsibility to rescue people who knowingly bought more house than they could afford. I am sick of being made to feel it is my patriotic duty to pay MORE taxes. I am a responsible citizen. I pay my taxes. I live on a budget and I don’t ask someone else to carry the burden for poor decisions I may make. I have e-mailed my congressmen and senators asking them to NOT vote for the stimulus package as it was written without reading it first. They don’t listen. No one listened. They voted for it, pork and all.

Okay folks, here it is. You may think you are just one voice and what you think won’t make a difference. Well, yes, it will and YES, WE CAN!! If you are disgusted and angry with the way Washington is handling our taxes; if you are fearful of the fallout from the reckless spending of BILLIONS to bailout and “stimulate” without accountability and responsibility, then we need to become ONE, LOUD VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY CITY, TOWN, SUBURB AND HOME IN AMERICA. There is a growing protest to demand that Congress, the President and his cabinet LISTEN to us, the American Citizens. What is being done in Washington is NOT the way to handle the economic freefall.

So, here’s the plan. On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a TEABAG to Washington, D.C. You do not have to enclose a note or any other information unless you so desire. Just a TEABAG. Many cities are organizing protests. If you aren’t the “protester” type, simply make your one voice heard with a TEABAG. Your one voice will become a roar when joined with millions of others that feel the same way. Yes, something needs to be done but the lack of confidence as shown by the steady decline in the stock market speaks volumes.

This was not my idea. I visited the site of the New American Tea Party and an online survey showed over 90% of respondents said they would send the teabag on April 1st. Why April 1st? We want them to reach Washington by April 15. Will you do it? I will!

Send it to:

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Forward this to everyone in your address book. Visit the website below for more information about the New American Tea Party. I would encourage everyone to go ahead and get the envelope ready to mail, then just drop it in the mail April 1st. Can’t guarantee what the postage will be by then, it is going up as we speak, but have your envelope ready. What will this cost you? A little time and a 42 cent stamp. What could you receive in benefits? Maybe, just maybe, our elected officials will start to listen to the people. Take out the Pork! Tell us how the money is being spent. We want TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Remember, the money will be spent over the next four to five years. It is not too late to save ourselves and especially our children who will bear the brunt of this endless mess.

Of course, if you agree with the way things are being done now, just delete! And then head on down to the poorhouse!

03/16/09

We Were Only Kidding…

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Does Obama really think the American people are this stupid? Two months ago, we were all doomed and had to DO SOMETHING or the US would go down in flames financially. Now, suddenly, everything is great and the fiscal emergency is over. I don’t know about you, but nothing has changed where I live. Unemployment is still rising as are foreclosures and bankruptcies. And all these banks who now claim a profit – yeah, right. That’s if you don’t deduct the debt they’ve incurred, their derivatives, etc. and if you count bailout money as income. Creative accounting indeed…

Kim Priestap has a great article on this at the DC Examiner. Worth reading and passing around. Don’t be duped by the Commander-In-Duh… He is using the financial crises to redistribute the largest amount of wealth in our country’s history. And here’s a hint – it’s not to you and me…

Commentary: Obama cancels the economic crisis

03/16/09

Literal Financial Insult to Injury

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

From: The Radio Patriot

In a slap to the face of our wounded heroes, Obama is gearing up to start charging wounded veterans for their treatment:

The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President’s Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment. READ IT ALL.

Key Excerpt:

The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization says he is “deeply disappointed and concerned” after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

“It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,” said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. “He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.”

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, “This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ‘ to care for him who shall have borne the battle’ given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm’s way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America’s veterans!”…

Our so-called Commander-In-Chief is getting ready to break his promises to our warriors and penalize them for defending America. Sir, you are about to get into the street brawl of your life… Witness the post at BlackFive: There’s Going to be a War over this.

I would ask the President why he is punishing our veterans for protecting us? Does he think that this is his way of getting back at our military personnel? Does he think that our military will shrink and go away if he just makes it hard enough on military families? What disgusting and immoral behavior!

The American people have slogged through his financial mess which has fallen squarely on their backs and he has done everything he can to destroy small and big business alike. We have watched over 7 weeks his steam rolling of socialism into our government and the tremendous amount of debt he has laid at the American public’s feet. We have cringed at the high taxes he is proposing that will surely be the death knell of America if he implements them all – witness The Nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties happening everywhere across the country…

Now he does the most damning thing I can think of – he outright attacks the boys and girls who have shed their blood for our freedoms. I don’t think he will get away from this one unscathed – it goes way too far. I commend The American Legion for standing up to this travesty. Will we stand for this? With a resounding ‘hell no‘ should be our chorus. Contact your congressmen and women and tell them how you feel. This, my friends, is tantamount to aiding and abetting the enemy…

UPDATE: From Brutally Honest – I believe the bastard’s stepped in it now

And you are right Rick – To. Hell. With. Them.

UPDATE: From Bob McCarty Writes – American Legion Strongly Opposed to President’s Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

UPDATE: From Kim Priestap at Wizbang! – This is how Barack Obama Upholds the Sacred Trust?

From the Buffalo News World & Nation – Obama mulls making vets foot bill for service injuries

UPDATE: Please Sir, You Must RESIGN, RIGHT NOW!

UPDATE: Boston Globe Fails to Tell Story About President Obama’s Horrible Plan for Veterans Health Care

UPDATE: What Price What Value Service

UPDATE: Disdain for American veterans

UPDATE: Obama Drops Controversial Health Care Plan for Wounded Veterans