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Gov. Rick Scott turned down Billions in Federal Aid: Now the Feds turned down Gov. Rick Scott.

Governor Rick Scott insisted that he would not take any of Washington’s tainted money. Some would say that its poetic justice, if it were not for all the constituents that are caught in the cross hairs. In politics they call it “collateral damage” or as Mitt Romney would call it “creative destruction.”

Remember the latest feel good phrase: “We want less government in our lives!” Well my friend, this is an example of less government and the scary part is that an entire state suffers because of the misguided allegiance to a party, rather than the people that elected now Governor Rick Scott.

Gov. Rick Scott did not hesitate to tell all that would listen, that he would reject any monies [$2 Billion to be exact] coming from Washington, regardless if it were needed [to build a high-speed rail line] or not and proceeded to do just that!

Gov. Scott proclaimed that he didn’t want Washington’s money and quickly took to the airways to let all his constituents know that he was standing firm in his belief, even though a rail system is desperately needed in Florida. There were many that cheered him on, “That’s right! We want less government in our lives!” Now, hold that thought…

Gov. Rick Scott also championed the cause to stop President Obama’s Federal Healthcare, which was subsequently approved by the Supreme Court, in part. Without consideration for the thousands of constituents that were currently without healthcare and no means to pay for private insurance. “That’s right! We want less government in our lives!” Now, hold that thought…

Gov. Rick Scott has also battled Washington by imposing new voting rules and thus throwing Florida in the spot light once again as the state that will more than likely create havoc before the election is over.

After all the disdain that Gov. Rick Scott has shown to Washington and the Federal Government, he suddenly has a change of heart [because Florida has suffered at the hands of hurricane Isaac] and decides that maybe having some of that “Federal Government Money” is not so bad after all. What happened to “We want less government in our lives?” Now, hold that thought…

So, what happens next! Gov. Scott proceeds to summons his aide to request funds from both FEMA and the White House. Did I read that right? FEMA, which is government and the White House, which is government has a request from Gov. Scott to help the State of Florida? That’s right! But wait a minute! I thought Gov. Scott and his constituents agreed to…No! Demand less government. Remember, “We want less government in our lives!” Now hold that thought…

FEMA and the White House apparently finally got the message that Gov. Rick Scott is serious about not taking money from the Federal Government and to help him stay true to his word, denied his request for Federal Aid and after all, “how would he be able to look his constituents in the eye after taking such a stance on “no government money will pass state line.” Now hold that thought…

You better wake up!!! Now hold that thought…

As Always….. Don’t Be Alarmed . . . Be Informed . . .

September 24, 2012 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mitt Romney: Independent Thinker or Opening Act for President Obama

Mitt Romney is excellent at giving negative feedback on remarks made by President Obama. He appears sharp, quick wit and even displays a sense of humor but when you corner Romney on specifics, the room is suddenly silent.

Why it is that Mitt Romney can energize an auditorium of people and have them clapping and cheering him on, yet five minutes after the party is over, they can’t tell you one specific problem that Romney addressed. Why, maybe because, Mitt Romney is a good “cheerleader” but not a “leader.”

A good cheerleader or opening act can work a crowd and get them emotionally charged for the main event. Once the main performer hits the stage, the cheerleaders’ job is done. While it is entertaining for someone to come and work the crowd, it is the featured speaker or the main attraction that really drew the crowd.

As I’ve watch Mitt Romney take the podium from state to state, I can’t help but feel that he is a “feel good speaker” but lack substance. So, Governor Mitt Romney, I’m calling you out!

The voters want to hear from you, personally, not your comments on something President Obama said or didn’t say!

Romney is good at answering questions in generalities and that was acceptable in the beginning, but at this stage in the race for the White House, it’s time for the registered voters to hear his mission statement and how he plans to accomplish his mission in succinct detail.

Some of the questions I’m sure that the voters want answered are:

1. What are your plans to turn this economy around? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

2. What are your plans in respect to Healthcare? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

3. What are your plans concerning banks and their inability to work with struggling homeowners, while taking millions and in some cases billions of dollars from the government? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

4. What are your plans concerning social programs such as: Medicaid & Medicare, Social Security and others? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

5. What are your plans concerning the military and their families? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

6. What are your plans to stimulate job growth? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

7. What are your plans concerning immigration? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

8. What are your plans concerning student loans? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

9. What are your plans to show that you can and will represent the 47% of people, whom you feel pays no federal taxes? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

10. In one sentence, what would you say to the voters to convince them that you are the right man for the highest position in the land? “Don’t give generalities, just facts!” Answer without including President Obama’s name.

September 21, 2012 Posted by | Politics, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Mitt Romney: Courting the Hispanics . . . I Need You to Vote that “Government Stay Out of Your Life!”

Yes, Mitt Romney needs the Hispanic vote to seal the deal and become President! But, what about the day after, it’s called “voters remorse.” Obviously, the day after is one day to late.

Let’s take a moment to look at the day after. Mitt Romney is now president and you’re still the working poor. Will you still be part of his grand plan? I think not! Why? Now, you’re what he considers “those people,” a means to an end. Don’t blame Romney! He told you from the beginning what he was going to do.

Remember! Romney did say that “these are people who pay no income tax, but they are people “who are dependent upon government, [what is Romney saying? Don’t depend on me because I’m at the top of the spectrum in terms of government and remember! You voted for less government.] Who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you -name it.”

There should be big paper shredders at all the voting precincts for the people who will be voting for Mitt Romney and “

    they should be required to shred their food stamp cards, welfare cards, Medicaid and Medicare cards, their Social Security Cards, Disability Cards, School Vouchers and any other thing that they have on their person that connect them to the government, before they vote; to demonstrate a vote of confidence that they do indeed want the government out of their lives.”

Don’t forget to give them their “I want government out of my life sticker” along with their “I voted today sticker.” The Elections Department should have an additional form for the voters to sign stipulating that “they want government out of their lives!” to create a database of “no more government voters,” so when they show up at various governmental agencies [hospitals included] the entity can respectfully deny them service. Remember! “No More Government for you!”

If you feel that your life will be better off without any type of government assistance, regardless of the circumstance, then Mitt Romney is indeed the man for you and I guarantee you, Mitt Romney will be more than happy to give you the desires of your heart!

September 20, 2012 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments

When Mitt Romney Came to Town: The Suffering Began

With so many employees losing their jobs along the way and Mitt Romney making such a shameless explanation that eliminating jobs were called “creative destruction” and then proceeds to laugh about the hardships of the working poor is inhumane.

September 19, 2012 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mitt Romney Economics:Jobs loss and Bankruptcy at Ampad

Is this the real reason Mitt Romney won’t reveal his plan to move the country forward, because he is going to give you a pink slip the day after election, should he become president and tell you to re-apply, at a lesser wage and forget about reduce benefits, no benefits.

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September 19, 2012 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mitt Romney: In His Own Words

Mitt Romney: In His Own Words!

credit: Mother Jones
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September 18, 2012 Posted by | Politics | , , , | 1 Comment

YOUR VOTE Is Your Voice . . . And . . . YOUR VOICE is Your Vote . . . 2012 Series

What do you really know about the candidates that are running for president? Let’s take one at a time, starting with Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney Interview with Jim Acosta (July 13, 2012)

Let’s read some of the quotes that Mitt Romney is famous for:

“I should tell my story. I’m unemployed.”– Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million.

“I like being able to fire people who provides services to me.” – Mitt Romney, using an unfortunate choice of words while advocating for consumer choice in health insurance plans.

“I’m not concerned about the poor. We have a safety net there.” – Mitt Romney

“I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” – Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year, according to his personal financial disclosure.

Let’s take a look at Mitt Romney’s 2012 Economic Plan:

Romney’s plan is to get the government out of business, because only the private sector has the economic muscle to create the millions of jobs needed. (This sounds like political demagoguery!) What specifically will he do? Let’s see the rough draft in black and white?

Romney also proposes lowering personal, investment and corporate taxes. (How exactly would he lower the taxes?) Show the public his plan, so that the public has time to review it and decide if he is worthy of their vote!

To offset the revenue loss, Romney wants to reduce non-defense government spending by cutting regulations and government departments.(What particular departments is Romney referring too? Spell it out, so that the public is clear on what departments will be downsized, outsource or eliminated altogether.)

Romney is also in favor of returning some of the federal power to the state level.

As you can see, all these vague statements are meaningless without qualifying explanations to substantiate the demagoguery that is being spewed at the public in pep-rally fashion. You walk away feeling elated until someone ask you, “Exactly how will Mitt Romney turn this economy around and get this country on the right track?”

Mitt Romney wants you to believe that he has your best interest and the interest of the country at heart, but he’s hedging his bet and his money in a bank overseas, but don’t worry, if all else fails, he’ll outsource America.

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July 19, 2012 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Budget is out of control…. and the Country is broke.

Cut the salaries . . . All the salaries!

No superior or boss in the government or county sector should be making more than $75,000.00,annually. No other employee should be making more than $50,000.00.

People! The government is broke! If you insist on making more than what should be allowed, then go into private industry.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN? If a memo surfaced, that read: Effective Immediately, the government is bankrupt, which means you will then be without any income, not $5, $50, $500, $5,000 or $50,000, you will take home nothing! because you were too stupid to work with the government, now it has no choice but to declare bankruptcy.

Now! Not only do you get no salary, good people! Your pension is also off the table as well.

Are you happy, now? I’ll see you . . . when I see you! Don’t rush to get into the food stamp line, the government is broke. Don’t rush to get into the welfare line, the government is broke. Don’t rush to sign up for unemployment, the government is broke.

There will be no emergency assistance programs; you refused to compromise, so the programs no longer exist. Oh! Didn’t you know the emergency programs were subsidized by the government and you got it! The government is broke. If you don’t speak English and you need an interpreter to translate this for you, forget about it! The government is broke. No hay dinero para un intérprete, el gobierno está en quiebra

Either you work together . . . or you go bankrupt together . . . your choice!

February 20, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of the Internet- Will No Longer Allow You to Have Selective Amnesia

With computers, video cameras and cell phones everywhere, it allows the public to receive real-time information and instant recall. You can no longer say, “I don’t remember saying that!” You no longer have to remember, the computer will!

You will be held accountable for your words and actions. If negative comments come off your lips, before you can close your mouth, you can find it attributed to you on the internet. These are the times in which we live! Words are no longer just useless verbiage to fill the gaps until something constructive is uttered.

Words can be used as weapons, to maimed, defame, kill and destroy.

People of these United States should not be collateral damage as a result of the verbiage of all three parties, the Tea Party, Republican Party and the Democratic Party.

As much as we would like to think that the actions of that young man weren’t politically motivated, it is very apparent that the seed was planted during the political debate. Was it the sole reason this unstable person opened fire on Congresswoman Giffords, Judge Rolle and others, No! But, was it the seed that set his actions into motion, Yes!

If the results of your words are attributed to something negative, you will be forever linked in history because of the internet. Don’t get caught up in the moment!

Everyone must be responsible for their own rhetoric in their camp. With the economy on life–support, jobs nearly non-existence, lack of proper healthcare, people continuing to be displaced from their jobs and homes with no hope in sight, any words uttered, regardless of the intent, could sound vitriolic in nature.

Be careful what you say… those same words can come back to haunt you someday…Oh! By the Way… Smile…You’re on Candid Camera!!!

January 10, 2011 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Stay in Your Lane! John Boehner, “You’re not the President!”

Stay in your lane!” made famous by Judge Karen Mills-Francis, on her TV Court Show. “I know what I’m doing! I don’t need you to tell me how to do my job”.

I think that someone needs to tell Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, “to stay in his lane. “ He appears to want to exercise power that he doesn’t have. He is not the President, but rather the new Speaker of the House, yet he appears to try and manipulate every situation to his benefit. I see that he really have the people’s best interest at heart.

Boehner should be at the White House to work with administration, not to take over administration. Stay in your lane! And learn your role. In the future, if you want to run for the president, then by all means, do so. Until then, remember your role and your obligation to the people who entrusted their vote to you to make things better not worse. It’s not about you! It really isn’t! So calm down, learn your role and stay focused on what’s really important.

I’ve already heard the “pomp and stance“; “When we get to Capital Hill, we’re going to this and ‘we’re going to do that, because I have power and it’s already gone too my head.”

I say, it will serve you well to first take 2 steps back and get in your lane, take a deep breathe, take 2 Tylenols along with a half hour power nap, so your blood pressure can go down. When you wake up, wash your face, so that when you come to the table, you would have refocused on what’s really important, along with an open mind and maybe, just maybe something productive can become out of your meeting with the President of the United States.

Yes! He is your boss too, but that’s alright, you’ll survive!

A word to the wise: “You don’t have to like me … but you do have to respect me.” Remember that phrase, “It’ll serve you well.”

December 1, 2010 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment