A commentary by J. D. Longstreet
In an AP article entitled: “Administration seeks ways to tame corporate pay”, Jim Kuhnhenn writes: “Talking tough but stepping gently, the Obama administration rejected direct intervention in corporate pay decisions Wednesday even as officials argued that excessive compensation in the private sector contributed to the nation's financial crisis.
Instead, the administration plans to seek legislation that would try to tame compensation through shareholder pressure and less management influence on pay decisions.” You’ll find the article HERE.
Notice the phrase “stepping gently.” Could it be the Obama socialists have suddenly become aware that the American people are becoming uneasy with his blatant socialism? Could it be the Democrat/Socialists in Congress are catching the dickens from their constituents back home and are applying some pressure on Obama and the boys to back off a bit? Could it be the socialists, now in charge of the American government, have suddenly understood the Bush Recession is all but over and the Obama Recession is JUST BEGINNING - to be followed immediately by the worse case of inflation this country has ever known? Could it be the Democrat/Socialist are just now coming to an awareness that THEY, not Bush, not the Republicans, not big business, THEY, the Democrat/Socialist and the Socialist-in-Chief, Obama himself, will go down in history as those responsible for the complete collapse of the American economic system? Could any of this be true?
We have said in earlier commentaries that the recession would have been over in a few months, likely by Christmas of 2009, had nothing been done and this unfortunate part of doing business as a capitalist nation been allowed to run it’s course. But, the Obama regime began throwing American’s money down those black holes almost as soon as his shadow graced the carpet of the Oval Office effectively bankrupting the nation. As a result, we are on the threshold of an even worse recession (This one owned by Obama and the Democrat/Socialists entirely!) and unimaginable inflation, and if the Congress can figure out how to do it, Americans are going to be slapped with massive tax increases to pay for their universal healthcare already dubbed ObamaCare.
Are you angry yet?
John Voight, an Academy Award-winning actor well known for his humanitarian work said the following in an op-ed piece titled: “My Concerns For America. Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people”. Mr. Voight wrote the piece for The Washington Times back before the election last year:. He said: “If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.” You can read the entire article at:
Socialism does not work! Oh, it looks great on paper, but in practice it corrupts and corrodes and finally rots a country’s core until that country collapses in on itself. History has taught us that. But, if you have not been taught history and you are ignorant of the trail of collapsed socialist countries littering the landscape of human history then, yes, you may find socialism’s promises compelling. For those of us who have studied history, and (at my age), have lived history, it scares the hell out of us! We have watched our beloved country, over the past few years, drift ever closer to European State Socialism… and it is frightening.Mr. Obama, and the Democrat/Socialists, currently in charge of our government, worship(s) the ideals of socialism. They talk of “fairness’ and “redistribution of the national wealth” (and of individual wealth), of government run “universal healthcare”, and bigger and bigger government wielding more and more power over individual’s lives.
In an article by Cliff Kincaid at the Accuracy in Media website titled: “Obama’s International Socialist Connections”, Mr. Kincaid says: “Obama's socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for an Illinois state senate seat… DSA describes itself as the largest socialist organization in the United States and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. The Socialist International (SI) has what is called "consultative status" with the United Nations. In other words, it works hand-in-glove with the world body.” You can read the entire article at:http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-international-socialist-connections
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of this republic, is credited with having said: “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Franklin was, of course, correct. When one looks at the decided drift of the US toward socialism and the Obama juggernaut pushing with all it’s might in that same direction, one must fear for the continued existence of the United States as a viable country. And, yes, I DO understand how strong a statement that is. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would see my country willingly follow a socialist President and a socialist Congress into oblivion. But, the plain truth is, if we Americans don’t apply the brakes to this run away Congress and our narcissistic President with a “messiah complex”, that is exactly where we are headed.
J. D. Longstreet