Sunday, October 31, 2010


This is a national disgrace to our military and to our Country. Good enough to die for America, but not good enough to vote. 

Today, Fox News' Megyn Kelly reports that the OBAMA Dept of Justice under Eric holder,
has allowed a deadline for the military men and women overseas to receive their absentee ballots and cast their votes expire.
They had more than 6 months to approve the sending of the ballots.

This will stop 2,800,000 votes from being cast in the November election.
Military votes ... nearly all of which are anti-OBAMA.




For November 1st - Urgent National Need

"Righteousness exalts a nation, 
but sin is a disgrace to any people."1 

When Arnold Toynbee, the renowned British historian,
was 83, he made the following observation about
Western society:

1. There's a decline in honesty, and absence of common
purpose in the Western world.

2. Material success and gross national product are
aims of Western peoples and governments.

3. Nations rise or fall in relation to the moral unity
of the family and the moral purpose of the state--both
in decline in the West." 

Even though Toynbee was pessimistic about the West he
believed if leaders of government would appeal to the
ideals of the people and not just to their
pocketbooks, there could be hope for an ethical

True, we need an ethical revolution, but much more we
need a spiritual revolution. But unless we turn to God
and acknowledge his rightful place in our hearts, and
as the One who made our nation possible, and rebuild
our nation's moral foundation based on his directives,
neither an ethical nor a spiritual revolution is likely
to happen.

This must begin with each one of us and together we
need to pray that God will turn our nation back to

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please send a spiritual
awakening and revival to my country and let your work
begin in me. Thank you for hearing and answering my
prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen." 

1. Proverbs 14:34 (NIV).

NOTE: Re tomorrow's ELECTION in the U.S.A.

A special word of advice from Noah Webster, 1882: "Let
it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to
choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear
of God (Exodus 18:21) . . . If the citizens neglect
their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the
government will soon be corrupted ... If our
government fails to secure public prosperity and
happiness,it must be because the citizens neglect the
Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and
administer the laws." 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

this is too good to not put here...


American Thinker: In Obama We Trust?

but I"m reposting it here as it is super and it's from a psychotherapist in BERKLEY..... ah there IS hope!



 I  grew up in a home where God was MIA.  I don't remember religion being mentioned except occasional references to some sort of God and a heaven. While my family was proud of their ethnicity, they didn't practice the religion.  Aside from the requisite Bar Mitvahs, they never set foot in a synagogue.
My parents did worship at the altar of pleasure. They loved to party; they lived for the times they'd go out with their large, rowdy group, and dance and drink the night away. 

I'm not sure why my parents were such party animals. It was probably a way to escape the past, the memories of which were permanently etched on the mournful faces of my grandparents.

The past: Atrocities in Tsarist Russia. Poverty in the U.S. Tiny, noisy tenements in New York City; ghettos of immigrants from Ireland, Italy and Eastern Europe huddled together.  

My father's dad, desperate for money during the Great Depression, accepted a dollar to name my father after another man's deceased loved one.

Brazen anti Semitism; recurrent chants of "dirty Jew." WWII; the enormity of the death camps and the guilt of being safely sheltered.

My father, with a little money saved from working 12 hour days, reinvented himself.  He changed his Yiddish sounding name to something WASP'y, and moved the family to a look alike, tract house in the ‘burbs. While the lifestyle was modest compared to middle America today, my parents were euphoric, a state that continued even into old age.  

Escapees from the ghetto, no longer targets, my parents finally felt like true Americans.   They were happy as clams in their perfect, sanitized life of black and white TVs, a washer and dryer, frozen vegetables, and luxuries like bottled salad dressing.  

When I think about my dad, I remember how he ate.  Every morsel, whether formerly boxed or canned, was exquisitely delicious, and he savored each bite, murmuring "Mmm, mmm,"  like a man just rescued from starvation.

My parents worked hard during the week, and then weekends traveled the cocktail party circuit, dancing the night away.  They were in perpetual adolescence, recreating their lost childhood. 

Meanwhile, I was a latchkey kid before the phrase was coined.    With my only hobby being shopping, I occupied myself with my friends, the Addams Family, the Brady Bunch, Ed Sullivan, and Patty Duke.  When I was a teen, it became mind numbing sex and drugs and rock and roll.  

Weekends there was so little to do that I slept in until 1 pm. Occasionally I would tag along on a Sunday with my best friend and her family who went on outings.  I was astonished that an entire family went out in the car for activities like picnics and museums.  

It was a flat, colorless childhood with no strong arms to guide me. I drifted along the best I could, like a lone, unguarded leaf.

College was a blur of hook ups, hard drugs, and parties as I was speeding headfirst into disaster. Mercifully, in my early 20's, I found my way to a few decent boyfriends who had brains and I gained some myself, giving up my untamed habits along the way.

I settled down with my husband, Jon, a bookish type, who came from a family the polar opposite of mine.  Jon still jokes (?) that he helped raise me.

Often Jon would drag me to talks by other brainiacs, where I would summarily nod off.  But I like to think I absorbed something in between snoozes.

Eventually my life took shape: around my career as a psychotherapist and my leftist crusades to change the world. I found religion, or perhaps it found me.  

I had just turned 30, an event that had given me the willies. Perusing a book by Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa in a bookstore, I was entranced by the novel idea that happiness is not the goal of existence, but the byproduct of a life well lived; that the purpose of life was truth not pleasure.  

I started studying Eastern religion with a fervor, especially books by Trungpa and Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), and even called myself a Buddhist until I shed most of my old identities a few years ago. I became more of a heavyweight, able to look at the big ticket items of life -- mortality, illness, and suffering -- because I was safely nestled in the world of the Spirit.

I remember the moment I discovered God, in my 30's, when Jon and I were on vacation.  I was reading a light novel, and he, of course, was studying some heavy tome. When I perused it and saw it was a religious book, I asked him, "Do you believe in God?"  (Yes I know it's bizarre that it took l0 years for the subject to come up.)  

I was bowled over when Jon said, "Yes." (He was also raised secular, and had never previously mentioned the G word.) My eyes welled up with tears. I realized that I did too.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the factors in my life that lured me far Left for so long;  what captivated me and held me there even with mounting evidence that the ideology was bankrupt.  And why are millions still following the Pied Piper of Chicago, even though he's looking increasingly more corrupt and vacuous?

And I've come to this: the Left is filled to the brim with people like me, who grew up in homes with God in permanent exile and various adults floating in and out in hot pursuit of self fulfillment. With no way to understand life, this realm starts looking like an unmanageable House of Horrors. The result: people turn to someone like Obama to engineer a whole new world. 

So we have a situation today with the Left in charge, preaching their religion which is anti-religion. Their dogmas are so harsh that they make the Torah look like a light summer read. The Left's missionaries are trying to tame the savages (stupid white people) just as the missionaries of old traveled abroad to tame the savages.

But, as survivors of Jonestown learned, a religion without a beneficent God firmly in place, is a cult, and can destroy lives.  Those spiritual teachers I admired when I was young, Osho and Trungpa?  They turned out to be major pervs.  They slept with their students, even encouraged violence against them. Both died as a result of their depravity.  

Without some type of faith, people can remain in a state of ravenous hunger, as needy and frightened as a little lost child.  They're looking for something, but all the roads are blocked off.  The only door leading to safety has been shut in their faces by a society that rejects the Sacred.

So the masses flock to Obama because he offers them meaning and a way to organize a chaotic universe. People believe he's some kind of Messiah because they're frantic for a Prophet to create a heaven on earth.  

I saw a blog where a young person posts, "I have pictures of Obama on my wall. He gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning."  There are no rational arguments about bailouts and taxes that will counteract this desperation for purpose.

Our culture offers youth nothing of substance to carve out a dignified life.  In the place of spiritual and intellectual richness, we pump them up with noxious television shows and films, texting and sexting, addiction to Facebook, and lots of drugs. We may have created a Generation N, for Nihilism.

And it's not just the young.  Baby boomers are being dragged kicking and screaming into old age, without any spiritual guideposts and within a culture that fears and despises anything old. In ancient times, elders were revered as the cultural wellspring of wisdom and tradition.   

But in most of the First World, older people are as disposable as yesterday's trash.   How unacceptable to grow old in a culture that finds no grace, only disgrace, in wrinkles, and wants to hustle you out the door as soon as possible.

Baby boomers are also dancing to Obama's beat, enveloped in feelings of hope and change, holding on for dear life to their long lost youth. But it's not the real 60's with its hard drugs, violence, and exploitation of women, but a fantasy, frozen in time, of peace and flower power. 

I understand the draw of Obama and liberalism and changing the world because I know what it is like when life has no other meaning. I understand how unbearable it is when not only one's parents but God is MIA and school is a forbidding place, and drugs only temporarily blunt the pain.

And I know the feeling of being so depressed that you grab onto anything -- whether it's a bottle or a relationship or a guru -- anything that eases the despair, and you won't let go, even when the consequences keep mounting.  You won't let go until you find your way to the truth.

And I know what it's like to wake up from the fog, to shake off the dread, and to find that I'm strong enough to walk on my own two feet and that a Higher Power lifts and carries me when I'm too weak to stand.

If we as a culture don't find our way back to those young and old who are lost in space, adrift and unanchored, they will embrace false idols.  For as long as Obama is the only game in town, the only way people can feel alive and hopeful,  they'll ignore every red flag and defend Obama until their last dying breath. They must believe in him. The alternative is just too unbearable. 

A frequent AT contributor, Robin is a recovering liberal and a psychotherapist in Berkeley.

That pesky 'healthcare reform'

Weren't we PROMISED 'transparency' in this discussion.... weren't the hearings and debates going to be on CSPAN?  ooooopppps.... THAT failure alone should have raised a huge red flag.... and it is 'RED' in the socialist terminology.... it's like they have tried to anesthetize us with filtered and biased 'news', with dumbed down education, out and out propaganda passing for 'critical thinking' and buying off opposition.

So here's an insurance broker's take on it.


One of the signature lines of the health care debate came from President Barack Obama when he promised every American, "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."
Small problem though. Almost no American controls their plan today, and will likely not be in control of it in the future. About 90% of private insurance plans are delivered via the employer, with 10% purchased on the individual market.
As a broker, I have been putting together the pieces of the puzzle for my employer clients, giving them an executive briefing on "Obamacare." Here is how it usually goes:
First, I explain how this law will cause rates to soar and how even CMS now predicts that the cost of health insurance is going up due to the new law. The 2,700-page law will put major upward pressure on insurance companies as they seek to comply. My employer clients are not happy about this since they already believe that insurance is too costly.
Next, I explain how the new government exchanges will probably become the new center of gravity in the health care economy.
If employees purchase coverage through an exchange, they will have access to government subsidies that employers will not be able to access. In an exchange, any person making up to 400% of the federal poverty level will be able to buy subsidized coverage. As a result, more than 85% of all employees may be able to get subsidized health insurance - but only if they purchase through an exchange.
I show my clients how most employer plans require about $12,000 a year to cover a family of four. In an exchange, a family of four making an income of $55,000 will receive taxpayer subsidies totalling about $8,000, making their actual cost around $4,000 annually. Quite a bargain!
Many employers respond by saying, "Then why wouldn't I just give my employee the $4,000, rather than pay $12,000 to an insurance company?"
I also explain to them how guaranteed issue coverage mandates take away the reason to purchase insurance prior to a major loss. Ask yourself, "If I can get coverage after I have a major accident, or condition, then why would I ever pay for it before?"
Then I explain how the penalties (for groups with more than 50 employees) are so low that they provide almost zero punishment for employers with no plan. The law states that employers who do not offer a plan will need to pay a monthly penalty that will total $2,000/FTE per year. Compare that with the average cost per year- more than $12,000 - and you can see that this is a proverbial no-brainer.
For the most part, my clients quickly understand that employers that do not offer insurance plans will have huge cost savings and limited financial penalties. This is especially attractive to employers in today's sagging, zero-growth economy.
We then move on to discuss the law's extensive new reporting mandates, which will essentially require employers to become census takers for the IRS. It becomes obvious that employers who have plans will either need to hire more staff or pay an outside administrator to conform to all of these new reporting requiredments. On the other hand, the reporting requirements are very minimal for employers who do not have plans.
My executive briefing with my employer client usually lasts about an hour, and by the end of it, virtually all of my clients thank me for putting together the pieces, but then conclude with a common theme: "So if this all stays the same, it is obvious that we won't have a company-sponsored plan after 2014."
They often follow this up by asking me, "So when all employers cancel their plans, what are you going to do to make a living?" (Good question.)
So what happened to President Obama's promise, "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan"?
The promise endures, but it has no substance behind it. In most cases, the employer controls the plan. If your employer elects to cancel your plan, and steers you to the government exchange, then I guess you won't get to keep your plan. Too bad!
Petno is an employee benefit adviser with Accelerated Benefits Consultants in Cleveland.

Friday, October 29, 2010

If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!!!

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.  (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he'll recommend it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will not because he's "offended."

This could have been written about me when I was first in college

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college.  Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed.  Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.  He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew.  She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?”

She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by.  All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA.  She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast.  She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over.”

Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0.  That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.”

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, “That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair!  I've worked really hard for my grades!  I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work!  Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree.  She played while I worked my tail off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the conservative side of the fence.”

If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between conservative and liberal or progressive or neocon I'm all ears.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This was sent to me by a friend.  Unfortunately it was originally posted in a blog on August 19th of 2009.  It most certainly should have been circulated long before now but it gives the high lights of what is in the Obama health 'care' reform.... and that word should be spelled "RE-FORM" as in totally new configuration and it is not a good one.

Media Matters and Democratic Underground have tried to smear this man for speaking the truth.  The 'progressive' bloggers never cease to amaze me with their stupidity and ad hominem attacks.  One quick way to assess validity of a statement is to see the vocabulary of the attack.  If they use potty language, you can almost rest assured that what they attack bears the truth because they can not refute the truth that is factual.... so they have to attack using potty mouths.

Michael Connolly has been able to research and delineate the dangers in this bill far better than my fumbling attempts, so I'm going to put his post here.  The link is to the whole essay but I'm including his summary below.

The Truth About the Health Care Bills

Well, I have done it! 

 I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: 

The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 

2009.  I studied it with particular emphasis from my area 

of expertise, constitutional law.  I was 

frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being 

discussed might be unconstitutional.  What I found was 

far worse than what I had heard or expected. 


To begin with, much of what 

has been said about the law and its implicatins is in fact 

true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. 

 The law does provide for 

rationingof health care, 

particularly where senior citizens and other 

classes of citizens are involved, free health care

for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the 

medical profession. 
 The Bill will also 

eventually force private insurance companies out of 

business, and put everyone into a government run system. 

 All decisions about personal health care will 

ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will 

not be health care professionals.  Hospital 

admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary 

medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government. 

 However, as scary as all of 

that is, it just scratches the surface.  In fact, I have 

concluded that this legislation really has no intention of 

providing affordable health care choices.  Instead it is a 

convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the 

Executive Branch of government that has ever 

occurred, or even been contemplated.  If this law or a 

similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution 

of the United States will effectively have been 

 The first thing to go will 

be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the 

Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of 

the U.S. Government.  The Congress will be transferring to 

the Obama Administration authority in a number of different 

areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses 

they own. 

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with!  I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any 

authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care. 

This legislation also 

provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama 

administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct 

violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitutioninformation, your personal financial information, and the 

information of your employer, physician, and hospital.  All 

of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures.  You can also forget about the right to privacy.  That will have been legislated into oblivion 

regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may 


If you decide not to have 

healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is 

not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator 

appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. 

 It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process 

clause of the 5th Amendment.  However , that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, 

It is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law. So, there are three of 

those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the 

original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are 

effectively nullified by this law.   It doesn't stop there though.

The 9th 

Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the 

Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

The 10th Amendment 

states: The powers not delegated 

to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it 

to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to 

the people.  Under the provisions of this piece of 

Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are 

going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that 

once were theirs to control. 
 I could write many more 

pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. 

 This is not about health care; it is about seizing power 

and limiting rights.  

Article 6 of the Constitution

requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by 

oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a 

member of Congress I would not be able to vote for 

this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was 

violating that sacred oath or affirmation.  If I voted for 

it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me 

 For those who might doubt 

the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the 

source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There 

you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us. 

 Michael Connelly 

Retired attorney, 

Constitutional Law Instructor Carrollton , 


Concerned about the kind of care under Obamacare?????

If you were wondering how our medical care would fare under 'Obamacare', since he likes the British National Healthcare System, the following ought to give you pause.

British Nurse Turned Off Quadriplegic's Life Support

LONDON (Oct. 26) -- A shocking video captured

What makes Merrett's story all the more tragic is that until that accident in January 2009, he had succeeded in living a comparatively active life, despite being paralyzed from the neck down since a 2002 car crash. He received around-the-clock care at home, but could operate an electric wheelchair and a computer through voice-activated technology.

In 2008, though, he started to become increasingly concerned over serious errors made by nurses operating his ventilator, his sister Karren Reynolds told the BBC. He sent off several e-mails to localhealth bosses, and -- after his concerns weren't acted on -- asked for a camera to be installed in his bedroom so he could record any accidents. 

Unfortunately, his fears were well-founded. Just a few days after the webcam was set up early last year, it filmed nurse Violetta Aylward accidentally switching off the ventilator. In the video, the life-support system can be heard emitting a long, loud beep, causing Aylward to shout for help. A care assistant rushes into the room and asks the nurse: "What have you done?" Aylward replies, "Switched this off."

Conscious of what's happening, but powerless to move, Merrett can only smack his lips together as a warning. The care worker then tells Aylward to use a resuscitation bag to keep the patient breathing. However, instead of connecting it to the hole in his neck, she places it over his mouth. She can be heard urging, "Jamie, breathe please."

After 21 minutes, paramedics arrive and restart the machine. By then, however, the damage had been done.

"His life is completely changed. He doesn't have a life now," Reynolds said. "He has an existence but it's nowhere near what it was before. He is very brain damaged compared to what he was before. He was a highly intelligent man and you could have long in-depth conversations with him and now it tends to be more simplistic." 

The grainy footage has caused outrage in the U.K. and left many Britons worried about the quality of care they might receive at the hands of the thousands of private-agency nurses hired each year by the National Health Service (NHS).

Aylward has since been suspended and placed under investigation by the nursing watchdog. Aylward will not face a criminal prosecution, The Telegraph reported today, as she did not intentionally set out to harm her patient.  the moment that an undertrained home health care nurse mistakenly turns off her quadriplegic patient's life-support machine. That disastrous action, and a succession of further medical blunders, caused 37-year-old Jamie Merrett to go without air for 21 minutes, leaving the Englishman severely brain damaged.

The agency that employed Aylward, Ambition 24hours,told the BBC that it couldn't comment on the case while an internal investigation was ongoing. However, a report into the accident by local social services -- which was leaked to the British broadcaster -- concluded that the company was fully aware it had been required to supply a nurse with training in the use of a ventilator, but that it didn't have adequate systems to check its employees' skill levels.

And the British Patients Association has criticized the NHS for failing to institute its own safety checks and follow up on Merrett's e-mails. "The NHS has been warned repeatedly about ensuring the staff it hires, agency or otherwise, are suitably trained to look after their patients, and we have campaigned for many years for an NHS that listen to its patients' concerns," Katherine Murphy, the organization's chief executive, said in a statement. "To think that this person was so worried that they installed a camera in their own home, but that their concerns were apparently ignored [is] outrageous."

NHS officials have apologized for the accident and said safeguards are now in place to ensure that such mistakes never happen again. Merrett's family, though, is continuing its long campaign for justice. "No one has come forward to make any admission," the family's lawyer, Seamus Edney, told the BBC, "so now almost two years after the event we are trying to get someone to admit liability for what has happened."

Since the NHS is a GOVERNMENT run program, do you think this will ever happen?

Tax rates

If taxes are like this in Europe and the current regime 'admires' Europe and wants US to fall in line with them, this is what you will have to look forward to.
United  Kingdom    
  Income Tax:   50%   
    VAT:  17.5%    TOTAL:  67.5%
  Income Tax:  40%   
    VAT:  19.6%   TOTAL:  59.6%
  Income Tax:  40%   
    VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  65%

  Income Tax:  45%   
   VAT:  16%      TOTAL:  61%

  Income Tax:   42%   
    VAT:   20%      TOTAL:  62%

  Income Tax:  55%   
     VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  80%
  Income Tax:  54.3%   
    VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  79.3%

  Income Tax:  52%   
    VAT:  19%      TOTAL:  71%
  Income Tax:  58%   
    VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  83%
  Income Tax:  53%   
     VAT:  22%      TOTAL:  75%

If you've started to wonder what the real costs of socialism are going to be, once the full program in these United States hits your wallet, take a look at the table.  As you digest these mind-boggling figures, keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues!  They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan proportions.  Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger of defaulting.  That is the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them    out.  If youre following the financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece.

The United States is now heading right down the same path.  Why?  Why can't the Congress SEE what is right in front of them instead of pushing the VAT and the 'cap and trade' taxes that will rob you of more of your money.  The VAT tax in the table is the national sales tax that Europeans pay.  Stay tuned because that is exactly what you can expect to see the administration proposing after the fall elections.  The initial percentage in the United States isnt going to be anywhere near the outrageous numbers you now see in Europe .  Guess what, the current outrageous numbers in Europe didnt start out as outrageous either.  They started out as minisculeright around the 1% or 2% where they will start out in the United States .  Magically however, they ran up over the years to where they are now.  Expect the same thing here.

It is the notion that with hard work and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically here.  Do you think that can ever happen with tax rates between 60% and    80%?  Think again.  With the government taking that percentage of your money, your life will be exactly like life in Europe .  You will never be able to buy a home.  You will never buy a car.  You will never send your children to college.  Only the socialists and their cronies will.  Lets not shuffle the battle cry of the socialists under the rug either.  Its always the same cry.   Equalize income.  Spread the wealth to the poor (whoever they are).   Level the economic playing field.  Accomplish that and everything will be rosy.

Its time to take a really hard look at reality.  Greece is a perfect example.  Despite the socialist system that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout money, and still... 20% of their population lives in poverty.  What has all that socialist money bought, besides ultimate power for the politicians running the show?  Do you think these people are "free"?  They're not.  They are slaves to their economic "system."
This is where we are going unless we throw the present Congress and Obama out.
Instead of spreading the wealth around, spread this around. It might wake some people up