Obama, making sure his friends get paid

It is now common knowledge that General Electric pays either nothing or very little in federal income tax on the profits it makes. It is also common knowledge that Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of GE, is on the President’s job council and regularly advices the president on business. Crony capitalism is alive and well in the Obama administration.

Not long ago another billionaire businessman snuggled up to the crony in chief, Mark Zuckerburg was seen meeting with the President on numerous events. Today I came across an interesting story:

Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice. (source)

I guess it pays to make friends with Obama. Of course this takes money away from the Federal budget and causes our deficit to be at record levels, but who cares about deficits when you can count another billionaire as your friend.

If anyone really thinks Obama is for helping the middle class and wants to take from the “evil rich” to spread the wealth around, you are lying to yourself. Look what the President is doing for spring break, playing golf with middle class hero Tigger Woods. Michelle was so happy about it that her and the girls are in Colorado skiing.

President Obama does not care about the middle class. He does not care about the poor. He definitely does not care about the United States of America. All he cares about is himself. President Obama is just another selfish politician that will say what ever you want to hear so that you will cast your vote for him. He does not care if you are struggling to pay your bills, as long as he gets to rub elbows with famous people like Tigger Woods, Beyonce and Mark Zuckerburg.

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1,350 days of a “do nothing” Senate

Byron York of the Washington Examiner says it clearly (emphasis added by me):

Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. The law requires Congress to pass a budget every year, on the grounds that Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers’ expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then.

There’s no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it. By not passing a new spending plan since, Reid has in effect made those levels the new budgetary baseline. Congress has kept the government going with continuing resolutions based on the last budget signed into law.

While Reid has forbidden action, the House has passed budgets as required. Senate Democrats have been highly critical of those budgets, designed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. But under Reid’s leadership, Democrats have steadfastly refused to come up with a plan of their own.

Yet some how the lunatic left will still blame Republicans for this.

Consequences of a “kick the can down the road” administration.

Ever since Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took control of the US Congress there has been a “kick the can down the road” mind set to dealing with problems. I know that both of them, and the majority of congress, are too old to care about paying the bills for the votes they are buying today, but this style of governing is going to destroy our country.

There was hope that when the GOP took the majority in the House that Mr Boehner would stating making real decisions, that has proven wrong. Once Harry Reid made the decision to not vote on any budget passed by the house, or vote on any budget cut bills, we have been stuck with the status quo created during the DNC majority in congress.

(side note: It is amazing how the media has trained Americans to think of the GOP as the do nothing party when it is the DNC that has done nothing since 2009-2010, when they had control of both houses of congress and the White House)

Now I would like any one that voted for Barack Obama in November to look at their next paycheck. Notice something? That’s right, your taking home less. In order to try and buy votes he got congress to cut employees contribution to Social Security from 6.2% to 4.2%, so we paid less to Social Security for the last two years. As of Jan 1st 2013 our contribution now goes back to 6.2%.

If the President really cared about the middle class that 2% reduction would have been a permanent change,not a 2 year “kick the can” plan.

So for all those that voted for Barack Obama, thank you for the reduction in pay.

Oh, and a little advice, don’t get used to what you make as it will continue to decrease as long as he is President and Harry Reid refuses to bring House bills up for a vote. Once they tax away the wealthy they will come for the middle class and those taxes will increase before long.

Got a letter from the Obama campaign, how disgraceful this campaign is.

Just got an email from Jim Messina from BarackObama.com. It contained a link to a survey that allows people to let the administration know what is important to us. Image my surprise (sarcasm alert) when I saw this question:

Which constituency groups do you identify yourself with? Select all that apply.

  • African Americans
  • Americans Abroad
  • Arab-Americans
  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Educators
  • Environmentalists
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Jewish Americans
  • Labor
  • Latinos
  • LGBT
  • Native Americans
  • People of faith
  • People with disabilities
  • Rural Americans
  • Seniors
  • Small business owners
  • Students
  • Veterans/military families
  • Women
  • Young professionals
  • Youth

This list does nothing but show that this president wants to separate us into little groups he can offer graft to in order to get our approval. He cares nothing for the American people as a whole, only as individual special interest groups.

This administration has been the most divided administration since Lincoln. I see no change in the next 4 years and I fear he will tear us apart.

Got an email from the President today.

Opened my email this morning and saw an email from our President. I will let you in on my thoughts by commenting inline.

Mike —

Real quick — tonight is the final FEC fundraising deadline of this campaign.

For me as a candidate, it’s my last FEC deadline ever. {Awesome, this brought a smile to my face. I hope we can take this as a pledge he won’t run again after loosing this year.}

I know we’ve asked a lot of you these last 18 months. {You can say that again. I don’t think a day went by with a DNC email begging for money.} But it would mean a lot to me if you could join the more than 4 million Americans who’ve already stepped up to build this campaign, and chip in today. {and yet he does it again}

Any donation, no matter how large or small, {blah, blah, blah.. edited for reality}

If you can, please make a donation of $5 or more before midnight:

{edited out url, no need to use my site a portal to spam}

Thank you — for everything. {because that is what he wants to take from us… everything}

Barack

Who wants to bet this is not the last DNC panhandling email we get?

For the record, I get nearly 1/10th the number of emails from Republicans asking for donations. The DNC is pathetic.

Racism on the left is too common these days.

Where is the outrage and calls for retribution based on blatant racism toward Marc Lamont Hill? When a person publishes a list that signals people out based on skin color, in a negative way, you would think the main stream media would be exposing this blatant example of racism.

Oh, I understand it now. Marc Lamont Hill is a black democrat. The hypocrisy no longer surprises me.

I will let a great American state this much better than I could:

Eric Holder chooses his scape goat and the MSM will be happy with it.

So the Obama administration and the Department of Justice are going to throw Lanny Breur under the bus to take the heat off of Eric Holder for the Fast and Furious debacle.

The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential flaws in the program until February of last year. But the report cites 14 other department employees — including Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer — for potential wrongdoing, recommending the department consider disciplinary action against them. (Fox News)

All though this conclusion does not explain the use of executive privileged by President Obama, and it does not say that Eric Holder had no knowledge of “Fast and Furious” prior to February. But I predict that the media will run with this report and call anyone that questions the report a “conspiracy theorist” and then dismiss any additional inquiry.

Forget the fact that the report was written by an employee of the Department of Justice. Are we supposed to believe they are impartial? A crime has been committed and someone needs to go to jail and that someone is the person that allowed this to happen. Eric Holder wants the paycheck and prestige of being the Attorney General, now he has to accept the responsibility that goes with that position.

Until we the people hold our elected official responsible for their actions they will continue to act irresponsibly. Start throwing some of these dirt bags in prison and we will start getting better results from Washington.