All posts by DC Gilbert

I am an author, blogger and an un-apologetically patriotic American. I enjoy martial arts, shooting sports and writing. I currently live in Asheville, NC with my German Shepherd named Sophie.

$2.5 Trillion Obama Fake-Out

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Hmmm! If sequestration and it’s $85 billion dollar budget cut is going to bring financial Armageddon to the United States, why were the $2.5 trillion in spending cuts Obama love to claim he made …  so painless?  Doesn’t make much sense does it?  We are told by the Obama administration that our Beloved Messiah has already reduced the deficit by over $2.5 trillion. This was achieved by cutting spending by over $1.4 trillion and trimming domestic discretionary spending to its lowest level since the Eisenhower administration.  We are told that … as a result of these savings and the strengthening economy … the deficit is coming down at the fastest pace of anytime in American history other than the demobilization from World War II.

Wow!  Sounds too good to be true! And … that is because it is!

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities … Obama justifies his “spending cuts” claims by comparing estimated deficits with the government’s baseline budget projections.  However, he must be using a budget that was from some previous administration because, as I recall, there has been no federal budget approved since he was elected to office.

However, that being said … under the government’s “baseline budgeting” rules, budgets are increased every year by around 6% to account for population growth and inflation.  On its face,  the idea that government spending grows with inflation is not unreasonable.  But far too often, it is misused by politicians, who claim a “spending cut” any time the actual increase is less than the automatic increase. Obama therefore can spend 2.5% more each year and claim that he’s cutting spending by 3.5%.  I just love this new math!

Also, this $2.5 trillion cut is projected to occur over ten years.  Which, in essence, means it will never happen!  Nothing binds future officials to follow Obama’s so-called spending cuts!  How many politicians that are in office now … will be in office five years from now … never mind ten?

And another thing!  If this sequestration (which Obama originally put in place) is truly so bad … why doesn’t Obama simply issue forth with another Executive Order and put it on hold.  We all know how much he loves his Imperial Decrees and he uses them judiciously … U.S. Constitution be damned!

The thing is that Obama  wants to present the image that he is spending less, cutting deficits and lowering debt!  That he is the only one who knows how to spend wisely … and that he is being unjustly accused of  excessive spending by those hateful Republicans who simply want to push granny over a cliff in her wheelchair while murdering autistic children!   But, this is all one big fantasy!  Even through their cool aid  created fog, Obama’s followers know that  Obama has run trillion-dollar-plus deficits every year he has been in office.  Even the liberal drive-by media has reported that fact  … they just still blame Bush, ATMs, suicidal lemmings, Kiosks, migrating seagulls, and the Arab Spring!

All of this “progressive-liberal fantasy” becomes painfully obvious if we simply look at Obama’s own budget projections for 2011 to 2022.  Obama’s own budget projections are presented in Summary Table S-1 of the 2013 federal budget.  You can see for yourself …

You can see the line for “receipts” at the top; which translates to income from taxes and fees.  Receipts dropped during  the recent “recession” … but somehow, Obama’s budget optimistically projects a rise from $2.3  trillion in 2011 to $5.1 trillion in 2022!  This is more than a doubling of tax  revenues … which means that either our economy has to quickly grow dramatically … or any future taxes will be  extremely painful.

Federal spending also shows a steep upward climb;  increasing every year from $3.6 trillion in 2011 to $5.8 trillion in 2022.  Do any of you cool aid drinkers out there happen to know how these number’s compare to the budgets of George Bush or even Bill Clinton?  Just asking …

In  each and one of these years, the federal government will run large annual deficits.  Obama’s projection does show a decreasing trend in deficits, falling from the $1.3 trillion to a low of $575  billion in 2018!  However, then in 2019 … it starts climbing again.  The point to remember is that:

even when you reduce a deficit … you’re still spending more than you take in; and therefore … still increasing the  national debt.

The real truth is that, according to Obama’s own projections, over the next ten years (the period for Obama’s much-touted $2.5 trillion reduction in government spending)  …  taxes, federal spending, and  the national debt will actually double.  Obama’s rapidly rising budgets are optimistically offset by fanciful revenue projections, but his projections will  only hold if we actually experience the 4.3% GDP growth (that is figured into the calculations in Table S-1) every year for the  next decade. What is the likelihood of that happening you might ask (If you are cool aid free)?  Given our current lack of economic growth and the historical U.S. average of  3.2% growth, … not too good!

One last parting thought!  Despite the fact that Obama stated during his first campaign that  it was very, very un-Patriotic and un-American of then-President George Bush to do so …  we are still, under Obama’s rule …  still borrowing 40+ cents of every dollar we spend from the Bank of China!  The  interest on this debt, as it grows over this ten year period of $2.5 trillion in fake federal spending cuts, will be astronomical!  If interest rates happen to spike and China calls in its note, what are we Americans going to do? I guess we will all have to  learn to be good little communists and speak Chinese!

Woodward Threatened by Senior White House Staffer for Telling the Truth!

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Yesterday, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward claimed that, because he is standing by his reports that sequestration was, in fact, the brainchild of the Obama White House, that it was personally approved by Obama, and that Obama’s pushing for tax increases now to somehow resolve the laughable sequestration impasse is simply again kicking the can down the road, he has been threatened by “a very senior person” in the White House. Bob Woodward revealed this “Obama Administration” threat during an interview on CNN’s Situation Room yesterday morning.

It seems that Woodward had also told two Politico reporters the very same thing … also yesterday, and that they appear to have “sat” on the story until this evening when the CNN interview finally forced their hand.  Somehow, I am not very surprised by this.  We do know that most of the left-wing drive-by-medial are Obama worshippers and would blindly follow him anywhere …  like rats on a sinking ship!

Here is a transcript of some of the interview from newsbuster.org:

BOLDUAN: What do you make of the White House’s response to your article?

WOODWARD: Well, I think they’re confused. I think they’ve got this idea. I  mean, they put out these long talking points and said, see, even Woodward’s book  reports that Speaker Boehner said, let’s get $600 billion over ten years in  revenue in the super committee. That’s exactly right. That’s not the sequester.  And they’ve said – they have,as you know, I said, get somebody from the White  House here, and we’ll debate.

BLITZER: We invited the White House to send someone here, to debate  this issue with you, and they declined.

WOODWARD: Why? Why? Because it’s irrefutable; that’s exactly what  happened. I’m not saying this is a moving of the goalposts that was  some criminal act or something like that, I’m just saying, that’s –

… BLITZER: You’re used to this kind of stuff, but share with our viewers  what’s going on between you and the White House.

WOODWARD: Well, they’re not happy at all, and some people kind of, you  know, said, look, we don’t see eye to eye on this. They never really said,  though – afterwards, they’ve said that this is factually wrong, and they – and  it was said to me in an e-mail by a top –

BLITZER: What was said? Yes.

WOODWARD: It was said very clearly, you will regret doing  this.

BLITZER: Who sent that e-mail to you?

WOODWARD: Well, I’m not going to say.

BLITZER: Was it a senior person at the White House?

WOODWARD: A very senior person. And just as a matter – I  mean, it makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters,  you’re going to regret doing something that you believe in. And even though we  don’t look at it that way, you do look at it that way. And I think if  Barack Obama knew that was part of the communication’s strategy – let’s hope  it’s not a strategy, but it’s a tactic that somebody’s employed, and said, look,  we don’t go around trying to say to reporters, if you, in an honest way, present  something we don’t like, that, you know, you’re going to regret this. And just –  it’s Mickey Mouse.

… BOLDUAN: That line clearly has touched a nerve with folks at the White  House. There’s no question about that.

I do think Woodward is being very gracious (or naive) when he says, “let’s hope it’s not a strategy.” .  This same strategy has been used in “Chicago” politics for decades.  It is nothing new.  And, Obama is, after all, a product of Saul Alinsky’s left-wing ideology and the corrupt Chicago political machine. He has proven to be very adept at strong-arm, character assassination-type politics. I would ask Bob Woodward …  when have Obama’s lap-dog media darlings and other left-wing, progressive activists not  employed such a strategy?

Already, shivering-legged, left-wing progressive media apparatchiks like Politico’s  Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen are labeling Woodward with a newly-minted uncomplimentary term,  “unlikely darling of the right wing.”   In truth, he is really nothing of the sort.  All he’s  doing is reiterating a truth that many Americans already know … but are afraid to stand up and say; either because they are suckling at the Obama administration’s bloated teats, or are afraid of the possible consequences, or of engendering the displeasure of His Imperial Majesty.  No need to even mention the mindless Cool Aid drinkers.  We know where they grovel.

But I digress!  Back to the “unbiased” media.  The “unbiased” Politico pair received the following information from Bob Woodward yesterday and  it seems they held on to it until 8:00 p.m. last night when CNN’s reporting the story forced their hand:

Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that  in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President  Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about – and got a major-league  brushback. The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward  told us in an hour-long interview yesterday around the Georgetown  dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have  spilled their secrets.

Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was  followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of the four or five  administration officials most closely involved in the fiscal negotiations with  the Hill. “I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today,” the official typed. “You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very  wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye  here. … I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a  veiled threat. “‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said. “I think if Obama  himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say, ‘Whoa, we  don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.'”

In all this, there is one thing that the Obama administration may have succeeded in actually doing.  They may have convinced many Americans that it was a real mistake re-electing him to office.  As Obama’s left-wing blundering continues … even the Cool Aid drinkers might slowly begin to rise from their collective fog and realize the damage being done to this great country.  One can only hope!

Michelle Obama Says, “Let Them Eat Cake!”

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Well, not in so many words … but actions really do speak so much louder than words. Of course, Michelle Obama is just like her husband. Barack Obama says one thing, which his drive-by-media propaganda machine dutifully reports! And then, he proceeds to do something entirely different, which his drive-by-media propaganda machine never, ever call him on. So Michelle Obama shows up at the Oscars to present the “best movie” award in a dress costing more the two months salary for most Americans and where a bunch of narcissistic, arrogant socialites are given $45,000 (more than the average annual salary of many Americans) gift bags. As Billy Crystal so aptly stated, “Nothing can take the sting out of the world’s economic problems like watching millionaires give each other golden statues.”

Don’t you just love how the “Hollywood élite” look down their collective noses at us and arrogantly spout liberal progressive political maxims at Americans who love their country, and then ask for massive handouts from their pal Obama and his administration to subsidize their next movie? Millions and millions of dollars are given to Hollywood millionaires to help them make more movies, and thus making themselves even more wealthy. And … they want to point at Mitt Romney for being one of the “evil rich”?  Are American voters so stupid they actually buy this crap!?

Did I watch the Oscars … no, I did not! Most of those people make me sick to my stomach!

So while Michelle Obama is out schmoozing with her rich socialite liberal buddies … Barack is enlisting Janet Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi, and other major league liberal liars to run around screaming the world is coming to an end because of sequestration (which by the way, was Obama’s brain child). It is hilariously and yes, sadly, funny! Most Americans know we need to cut federal spending! But, the first time there is actually a chance that a little cutting may actually happen … the government screams doom, gloom, and the end of civilization as we know it … and the Obama’s loyal media lap-dogs gleefully spread the “official nonsense” around. And, of course, the cool aid drinkers dutifully join in Obama’s next manufactured national catastrophe and they begin their moaning, and wailing, and gnashing their teeth!

Meanwhile, back in the real world that most of us try to live in … here is the truth about the proposed sequestration numbers. It is not even a cut … it is barely a slowing of growth of federal spending!

Courtesy of Obama’s own Congressional Budget Office:

Sequestration Cuts?

Obama Lied About Cutting Medicare? Really? I can’t believe it!!

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English: President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OMG!  Say it isn’t so!

Obama, the Anointed One, would be incapable of lying … wouldn’t he?

How about it Uncle Joe?  Could it be true?

But, alas, it seems he does … again and again and again … ad nauseam!

Remember how, during the 2012 election campaign, Democrats denied that ObamaCare made $716 billion in cuts to Medicare in order to provide funding toward $1.9 trillion in new entitlement spending over the next ten years.

Well, guess what? It has begun and the truth will set you free!  On Friday, the Obama administration revealed that it would significantly reduce funding for Medicare, a move that one health insurance analyst said “would turn almost every plan in the industry unprofitable.”

You would think some Cool Aid drinkers would begin to see the light … but they won’t!  They are too damn stupid!

Health insurance stocks crashed following the announcement that a large part of the Medicare cuts would come from the successful Medicare Advantage program, a market-oriented system in which participants can choose coverage by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide all Part A and Part B benefits.  This should actually come as no surprise, it is merely the Obama way … tax those things (people, programs, and things)  that do work to pay for those things that will not work!

According to health care analyst Carl McDonald, the new rates proposed by the Obama administration will have the net effect of reducing payments to Medicare Advantage plans by seven to eight percent in 2014. McDonald projects:

If implemented, these rates and the program changes CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] is suggesting would be enormously disruptive to Medicare Advantage, likely forcing a number of smaller plans out of the business and creating disarray for many seniors.

According to Richard Foster, former chief actuary to the Medicare program, ObamaCare’s cuts to Medicare Advantage will likely force half of its current participants back into the old Medicare program, originated in 1965. It is estimated that this change will cost Medicare enrollees an average of $3,714 in 2017 alone.

Democrats have long been unfriendly toward the Medicare Advantage plan, which was passed as part of the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1997 and has seen tremendous growth over the past 10 years. Today, more than 25 percent of seniors receive their health benefits through Medicare Advantage.

Responding to the announced cuts, America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) president Karen Ignagni said, “Washington cannot tax and cut Medicare Advantage this much and not expect seniors to be harmed.”

Last year it was revealed that, while AHIP was openly supporting ObamaCare and working on a deal with the White House, it was also secretly funneling over $100 million to the Chamber of Commerce to be spent on advertising designed to convince Americans that the new legislation should be defeated.

Sometimes, being able to say, “I told you so,” just isn’t enough!

6 Important Lessons Learned From Watching American Television

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Desperate Housewives (season 4) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Television and our mass media is rotting the brains of America.  Reality TV, Honey Boo Boo, Desperate Housewives!  I mean  … what the heck is this crap!!  The drive-by media’s incestuous love fest with Obama and ongoing refusal to report any actual “news” is so blatant its is laughable!   The deaths of American Border Patrol Agents, Ambassadors, and former Navy SEALS is not news worthy, but Hillary Clinton‘s double-speak about how the “buck stops with her … but it is somehow not her fault” gets glowing, supportive, understanding, and extremely favorable reporting …. lies, flip-flops, and half-truths get swallowed hook, line and sinker while real news gets swept under the rug!  It makes me sick to my stomach!

Radical Islamists are right about one thing … our media is destroying our country’s morality and national ethic. It is just like the phenomenon that occurred when Barbie dolls came out !  All the cool girls wanted to be just like Barbie!  The result … eating disorders … anorexia and bulimia!

No wonder our kids are growing up dumb and  so many American adults are becoming dumber; our TV news and entertainment are dumb!  It is rotting our brains! Garbage in means garbage out!  And now … Americans have gotten so dumb they can’t work, they can’t create, they can’t even think!  Too many Americans have been reduced to relying on the Obama administration’s stealing the money  from the few Americans who actually still can stand on their own two feet …. and redistributing it to those we have allowed to be brainwashed into stupidity!

Oops … my bad, that’s what Obama and his media lap-dogs call  “rasing taxes on the rich so they pay their fair share.”  Damn …. I didn’t even know I was rich!  My taxes went up this month!  Glad I finally know the truth ….

Folks, we have reaped what we have sown!

Here are the six important lessons Americans learn from watching modern American television!

  1. Material Wealth = Self Esteem!
  2. Pretend you are wealthy!
  3. Follow all fashion trends no matter how ridiculous they look!
  4. Cheating on your spouse is cool!
  5. Screw your neighbor!
  6. Extreme violence is fun to watch!

No wonder more and more kids self-destruct as they reach adulthood!  God Save Us All!

Obama’s Actions May Bring About A 2nd American Revolution

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“Americans will always fight for liberty” – NARA – 513806 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What can true Americans do? What is left to them when the current administration ignores the law of the Land and willfully circumvents the U.S. Constitution?  What can be done when Obama ignores Congress and rules by executive order; thus negating the principles of separate, but co-equal branches of government as part of a system of checks and balances? What can American’s do when a left-wing dictator wannabe manages, through the support of some wealthy left-wing agitators and a corrupt Chicago-style political machine, to gain the Presidency and then proceeds to dismantle the very fabric of what makes this country such an exceptional and successful nation?What do you do when your current government administration gets caught red-handed running guns to Mexican drug cartels, an action resulting in the deaths of two American Border Patrol Agents, to carry out a scheme to quash the 2nd Amendment and ban/confiscate legal, law-abiding American gun owner’s property; and when confronted; can simply hide behind “Executive Privilege?

What do you do when your dictator-in-chief politicized a tragic event to further weaken American’s 2nd Amendment Rights; while ignoring the real causes of the problem such as mental illness, the over-prescribing of brain-altering drugs in young Americans, and the unwillingness of too many parents and public schools to teach the much-needed life-lessons of resiliency and personal responsibility?

What do Americans do when their government, either through incompetence or willful neglect, cause the death of its own U.S. Ambassador to Libya along with several other Americans, hides behind a ridiculous “lets blame the video” lie, fires the appropriate “scapegoats,” and then never pursues the killers? What do you do when this same administration ignores Americans being killed by Al Qaeda in Algeria because they have already announced that Al Qaeda is defeated, on-the-run, and no longer a threat?

What do Americans do when the so-called “Free Press” is owned lock, stock, and barrel by that same administration, and serves as its official nation-wide propaganda machine? What do you do when the liberal, drive-by media spoon-feeds the “Obama is our Savior” swill to entitlement-addicted Cool Aid drinkers who cannot think critically, or will do nothing out of the fear of losing their cushy life-style supplied by the ever-dwindling numbers of over-taxed hard-working Americans; and vote only to keep their ever-increasing entitlements?

In the past, the American Spirit was one of Liberty … not entitlement.  We were only entitled the three things … Three God-given Rights … Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness! This great ideal has since been fundamentally transformed!  Currently this is being interpreted to mean the right of some to help themselves to other people’s money and property … simply  because they do not want to work for it themselves … or are much too busy enjoying a hedonistic, drug-fueled, or other-wise irresponsible life-style!

When America was great … the primary ideal was personal liberty!  People came here seeking the liberty to work hard, to change their stars,  and to have a real chance at creating a better life for themselves … not simply the  guarantee of a mediocre life on the public dole!

Obama plays the fear card over and over and over again!  How many times have you heard: conservatives want to push Granny over a cliff … guns are evil … Republicans want you to drink dirty water …  Paul Ryan will steal your social security checks … Romney is a horse-owning job outsourcer!  Parents are now too stupid to fix their own kids school lunches.  Women are too stupid to get their own birth control!  Entrepeneurs are too stupid to build their own businesses?  Americans are too stupid to keep their own incomes!  Why does he do this?  Because fear is the “passion” of slaves!  Wealthy progressives want their stupid peasant class.  Ans the Cool Aid drinks will willingly give it to them …  in exchange for their public housing, food stamps, ObamaCare, welfare checks, free condoms, and un-employment checks!  For the Cool Aid drinkers, these entitlements are worth their price … chains and slavery … they will stay on the progressive plantation!

What is then left to the rest of us?  Are we to go quietly into the night?  Are we to simply sit back and watch American be destroyed by an enemy, one that is not foreign … but domestic?  History shows us all where the path Obama has us on will lead to.  The “lamp of experience” shine a very clear light on where we are headed.  Are we going to allow ourselves as a nation to be relegated to such a level of degradation and abasement that we cannot be allowed to think for ourselves, cannot be trusted with guns for our own defense, and will not be allowed to exercise our own person sovereignty?

Is our legacy to our children and grandchildren destined to be one of debt, mediocrity, and simply another failed socialist, nanny-state?  Or, … can it still yet be that of  a great nation; a shining Beacon of Light, a powerful, respectful nation of hardworking, honest and compassionate people?   Not the much-politicized progressive false-passion of the liberal propaganda machine, but the true passion that comes from the heart of an honest, caring, and strong individual … an American!

The actions of a few ideologically driven radical left-wingers, like Obama and his cronies, that have somehow managed to manipulate the system to gain political power are going to back America into a corner … a corner there may be no peaceful way out of.  Much like the infamous Dredd-Scott Decision, where a Democratically controlled Supreme Court almost guaranteed the U.S. Civil War by rendering a decision that eliminated any possibility for a peaceful resolution to the slavery issue … the Obama administration‘s ideology-driven executive orders, his constant circumventing of the U.S. Constitution, and his war on what makes Americans Americans … may well be the tinder that serves to ignite a 2nd American revolution!

If this is Treason, then make the most of it …

Idiologically-driven Journalism Aids Burglars by Helping Them Target Victims!

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Newsday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An article in the online new magazine, Newsday, considers whether burglars used the Journal New’s published list of registered gun owners to pinpoint a White Plains residence on a controversial handgun permit database. The White Plains residence was burglarized on Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe.

According to the story, at least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Fortunately, they were unsuccessful in their attempt to open the safe, which contained the legally owned weapons. According to Newday‘s sources, one suspect was taken into custody.

The gun owner was not home when the burglary occurred, the source said.  The victim, who is in his 70s, told Newsday on Sunday that he did not want to comment while the police investigation continues. The homeowner’s name and address were included recently on the controversial interactive map of gun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties published on The Journal News‘ website.

Police are investigating whether or not the database played any role in the burglars’ decision to target the home, the law enforcement source said. The Journal News has been the target of sharp criticism from 2nd Amendment advocates and some media ethicists since running the story and interactive map Dec. 23. The story and map were published 10 days after the horrific Newtown, Conn., mass murder, by a disturbed young man, that tragically claimed the lives of 20 young children and seven adults.

A call to the Journal News for comment was not returned.

Although a few anti-gun groups have come to the defense of the White Plains-based newspaper, many elected officials, including State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson), have stated that the permit map could aid criminals.  This may indeed prove to be the case!

Sen. Ball stated Sunday that, “If the connection is proven, this is further proof that these maps are not only an invasion of privacy but that they present a clear and present danger to law-abiding, private citizens.” I would also add that it is also another shining example of the progressive-liberal tactic of never letting an opportunity to thoughtlessly and irresponsibly use a horrific event to further promote their political agenda pass, while blindly ignoring any possible repercussions or dangers to honest, hard-working Americans!

On Monday, Ball will introduce a third bill into the state Legislature intended to keep the names of those who have gun permits private.