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October 20, 2009

Has Obama Created Jobs?

“The White House released a report on Monday saying that President Obama’s economic recovery plans may have created 250,000 education jobs. The administration is pushing back against to critics who say the economic stimulus did no good, and saying it’s on track to reach the goal of saving or creating 3.5 million jobs. How many jobs has the stimulus really saved?” – The Week

Obama may have created a quarter million jobs but how many has he destroyed? The stimulus bill caused inflation and has hurt many people, many companies have still cut jobs and many of his plans will cause more jobs to be lost.

What will happen if we have Cap and Trade and we can no longer have coal plants? We will lose jobs. What will happen if government health care takes over and we have a single payer system? We will lose the jobs of all those who work for insurance companies.

A quarter million jobs isn’t that many and if Obama’s plans succeed we will lose more than that before this is over.

~James Dalley

September 29, 2009

Thomas Jefferson on Debt

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“To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between liberty and economy, or profusion and servitude.”

-Thomas Jefferson

We need to listen to the author of the Declaration of Independence. We can not let Congress burden us with huge amounts of debt. Congress doesn’t seem to realize that we can’t keep going in debt! Debt was what caused the housing crisis, and that was just the debt of the people. Imagine what would happen if the United States of America had to pay off all of it’s debts within the next year. It would be impossible. We can not allow ourselves to go further in debt. Wake up America! Stand up for a debt free nation.

~James Dalley

September 21, 2009

A Vicotory!

I am proud to report what many believe to be a victory for the free market and for America!

For many months I have had little to no good news about what has been happening in Washington. I can finally say We The People have accomplished something!

I have been asking myself why haven’t I heard anything about the cap and trade bill for a while? I found my answer today at the CATO Institutes’ Website.

“Simple: the votes aren’t there for it. Blanche Lincoln, the new head of the Agriculture Committee, calls cap-and-trade a “complete non starter” and said that it is not her “preference to move on cap and trade this year.” Majority Leader Harry Reid recently signaled his agreement by stating that cap-and-trade “may” not be considered until next year. For cap-and-trade, “next year” translates as “never.” Senators know what touched off the town halls, and they know what fate awaits many of their Democratic colleagues come November 2010. Passing an unpopular health care “public option” along with cap-and-trade will easily realign the Senate into its old filibustering self. That kills cap-and-trade in the next Congress.”            – Cato Institute (Patrick J. Michaeles)

The people stood up for the free market and informed their representatives and senators that they did not support this bill and because of that we have won the battle. Good job America!

~James Dalley

September 10, 2009

Last Night’s Health Care Speech

For next couple of days I plan to slowly dissect the speech that Obama gave last night about health care.

“Thanks to the bold  and decisive action we’ve taken since January, I can stand here with confidence and say that we have pulled this economy back from the brink.”

I would like to point out that a lot of the bailout money did not actually help the businesses. Now we even have businesses that are almost being completely controlled by the government, General Motors or should I say Government Motors.

“Everybody understands the extraordinary hardships that are placed on the uninsured.”

The United States of America have always been about hardship, and trails, not an easy and laid back life. Many people have grown from nothing to something extraordinary, while many others have fallen. America is founded on hardship and success. Life in America is not easy.

~James Dalley

August 18, 2009

More Information on HR 3200

On page 149-150 of HR 3200, it states that any employer that does not offer the “public option” shall pay a “contribution” in lieu of coverage. This contribution will be from 2-6% of tax on his payroll if he makes between 250,000-400,000. Or 8% if he makes more than $400,000.

Though our president assures us that we will be able to keep our current insurance this is true, but he has put everything in the bill possible to make it harder for employers to keep private health insurance.

Also on page 167 of HR 3200, it states that:

“TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
20 (a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual
21 who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
22 any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed
23 a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—”

This section also encourages individuals to switch to government health care/”public option”. We can see through these short sections that despite what politicians are telling us the government is trying to “encourage” or should I say coerce us into switching to government health care.

~James Dalley

August 17, 2009

I, Pencil

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The short essay by Leonard E. Read, I,Pencil, was published in FEE’s, the Foundation for Economic Education, magazine The Freeman. This short essay is about the creation of a pencil, it begins by saying;

“I am a lead pencil—the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write.” (I, Pencil, Read)

Then Read continues to describe how many people have to work to create something as simple as a pencil, and he makes an outstanding statement that no one in the world could make an ordinary pencil. He says;

“There is a fact still more astounding: The absence of a master mind, of anyone dictating or forcibly directing these countless actions which bring me into being. No trace of such a person can be found. Instead, we find the Invisible Hand at work. This is the mystery to which I earlier referred.” (I, Pencil, Read)

He concludes by stating that government is not needed to direct man, that man directs himself, because if something as simple as a pencil can be created without a master mind how can a government have a master mind to direct all of its citizens.

“The lesson I have to teach is this: Leave all creative energies uninhibited. Merely organize society to act in harmony with this lesson. Let society’s legal apparatus remove all obstacles the best it can. Permit these creative know-hows freely to flow. Have faith that free men and women will respond to the Invisible Hand. This faith will be confirmed. I, Pencil, seemingly simple though I am, offer the miracle of my creation as testimony that this is a practical faith, as practical as the sun, the rain, a cedar tree, the good earth.” (I, Pencil, Read)

July 29, 2009

The Battle Against Government Health Care Continues

The government doesn’t have the power or the right to create government health care. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution states:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

No where in the Constitution does it give the national government the ability to pay for government health care, thus the national government does not have the authority to create a health care program. Ayn Rand wrote:

“The government of [a free nation] is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of its citizens and has no rights other than the rights delegate to it by the citizens for a specific, delimited task.” (Rand, Collectivized “Rights” pg. 2)

As stated previously the government has not been delegated the right to create government health care and thus it cannot legally create such a system.
Also American citizens do not have a right to get health care. Many say that the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” means that we have a right to health care but such a belief is wrong.

“The right to life does not mean that your neighbors have to feed and clothe you; it means you have the right to earn your food and clothe yourself, if necessary by hard struggle, and that no one can forcibly stop your struggle for these things.” (Peikoff, Health Care Is Not a Right pg. 1)

According to this we have a right to live without interference from those who would seek to harm us, but we do not have a right to be given free handouts. Thus though politicians may try to tell us that health care is a right it is not a right.
Finally, a system so conceived would bring doctors under the control of the government. If the government tries to make health care a right

“[the government] will thereby enslave the providers of the service, wreck the service, and end up depriving the very consumers [the government] is supposed to be helping. To call ‘medical care’ a right will merely enslave the doctors and thus destroy the quality of medical care in this country.” (Peikoff, Health Care is Not a Right, pg. 3)

A program like government health care will enslave the doctors because they will have to operate within the rules set forth by the Affordable Health Choices Act. They will have less resources available to them because they will be rationed out by the government.

July 27, 2009

Minimum Wage Raised to $0

Just this week the minimum wage was raised to $0 for thousands of US Citizens. Congress raised the minimum wage 70¢ under the premise of helping the poor, but in reality thousands of people were laid off because of this raise.

We must stop this outrageous climb in the minimum wage and in the raise in job loses. We must stop the government from ruining America! We need to save America! We the People! We have the power and we need to use it.

~James Dalley

July 24, 2009

We Must Understand What The Government is Trying to do to Us

Today, I finally found the full text for H.R. 2998, also known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, but still more commonly known as the Cap and Trade bill. I have trudged through the first 35 pages of this 1201 page bill, and I shake in anger at what Washington is trying to put us through. I will write more on my findings tomorrow but till then please go to govtrack.us and start reading this bill for yourself.

~James Dalley

July 23, 2009

What is Wrong with Government Health Care?

As time passes Obama gets more and more desperate to create government health care. Though no politician will admit it Obama’s “health care REFORM” will eventually destroy all other options, and lead to a government takeover of our health care. Michael D. Tanner of the CATO Institution wrote these three big lies of Obamacare:

1)      “If you like your current health-care plan, you can keep it.”
“In the end, millions of Americans would be forced out of the insurance they have today and into the government plan. Businesses, in particular, would have every incentive to dump their workers into the public plan. The actuarial firm the Lewin Group estimates that as many as 118.5 million people, roughly two-thirds of those with insurance today, would be shifted from private to public coverage.”
2)      “You will pay less.”
The Congressional Budget Office has made it clear that the reform plans now being debated will increase overall health-care costs. … The final health-    care bill is expected to cost more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years. That means much higher taxes, and not just for the wealthy.”
3)      “Quality will improve.”
“Anyone who thinks a government takeover of the health-care system will improve quality of care has only to look at the health-care programs the government already runs: The Veterans Administration is overwhelmed with problems, Medicaid is notorious for providing poor quality at a high cost — and Medicare has huge gaps in coverage.”

Many people believe that we need health care reform, and I am one of those people, but I believe that the government does not need to have any role in such a reform. Stand up for the free market! Stop a Government Health Care Reform!

~James Dalley

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