Archive for April, 2010

Obama to Grow Government, Step Up Regulation Ahead of Election

By Caomhin

Liberals and Democrats know they are going to get clobbered at the polls by the people of our great nation for exploding the deficit, weakening our economy,  expanding government, and reducing our freedoms.  All signs point to the Democratic Party doubling down and ramming through even more bills that a are highly unpopular with the American people and further harming our nation.  I suppose from their perspective they have nothing to lose, they know they are going to lose the House this November, and will lose a number of Senate seats as well.  Rather than listen to what the people want, they will only listen to what they want yet again.  In doing so, we will suffer the repercussions.

Obama is planning to revive the Cap and Tax bill, which will have long term implications for businesses and individuals.  This bill is nothing more than a broad based tax increase.  The results of this bill will be more bureaucratic red tape, barriers to market entry, increases in production cost, increases in consumer taxes, more expensive gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, and other essential needs for Americans.  This bill will further the death grip that Obama Administration is attempting to put on our free market system when coupled with the health care bill and the other piece of legislation that he is pursuing, “financial reform.”

His “financial reform” bill is again, another attempt at a tax increase that will also allow for perpetual bailouts in the future.  Rather than listen to business leaders, member of the public, the GOP, and people from all walks of life, Obama is simply listening to liberals and hardened leftists for guidance on what types of reforms he will attempt to implement.  The changes he will seek will result in great harm to the American consumer, one in which fees and taxes will be passed directly on to banking and investment clients.  Liberals can pretend this will not be the case, but this is a lie, and they know it.

Obama recently mocked Tea Partiers by saying that he should be given credit for cutting taxes.  I suppose this is his lame attempt at humor.  Obama has raised scores of taxes thus far and he will continue to seek to expand the revenue and scope of the federal government.  We need a strong, fit, and efficient federal government for the good of the people, but Obama’s Administration has cast the government into a sea of debt, bloated the government, and harmed its efficiency, which of course, negatively impacts all Americans.  The Cap and Tax and “Financial Reform” bills are two more attempts by the Obama Administration to continue this trend, and unless we speak out and oppose these bills as they exist, we will continue to suffer well into the future for the action of self serving politicians with a penchant for power and control.

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Shocker: Obama has No Plan to Deal with Nuclear Iran

By Caomhin

This should surprise exactly no one who has been paying attention to the developments with Iran since Obama became president.  Deadlines have come and gone, he has expressed no sense of urgency with regard to the Iranian drive to develop nuclear weapons, and Obama barely even seem concerned with the Iranian regime’s violent crackdown on the Iranian people after their sham of an election.  Now, further proof that Obama has no plan to deal with a nuclear Iran, or simply doesn’t care if Iran gets nuclear weapons:

Sen. John McCain renewed his call for the United States to “pull the trigger” on sanctions against Iran and more, after a memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warned that the United States lacks a long-term plan for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program.

Gates wrote the three-page memo in January and it set off efforts in the Pentagon, White House and intelligence agencies to come up with new options, including the use of the military, The New York Times said in its Sunday editions, quoting unnamed government officials.

Iran has made Obama look foolish on a number of occasions and despite Obama desperately seeking to become friendly and use his charm offensive on Tehran, he has essentially been mocked by Ahmadinejad and the Iranian dictatorship.  I’ve stated before in numerous posts that Obama has been the most anti-Israeli president we have ever had, and it’s no secret that he has insulted our closest allies from Great Britain to the Czech Republic to the Ukraine to Canada to Israel.  It is dismaying to me that he would throw Israel and the rest of the Middle East to the wolves by allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.  Bowing to foreign leaders has become Obama’s forte, most recently to the Chinese, and for his efforts he has weakened our position as a leader in the world.  It is our responsibility to speak up for the oppressed, defend human rights, and yes, stop the spread of nuclear weapons, especially to madmen who have already expressed that will have no reservations to use this weapons to fulfill their apocalyptic visions.  Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons and Obama and other world leaders need to come to the conclusion or they put the world at risk for catastrophe.

An Easter Message, 2010

By Caomhin

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.  I tend not to be preachy but I wanted to relate some of my feelings towards everyone.  First, let me preface this by saying that I am Catholic, and I am not as good a Catholic as I know I should be, but let’s face it, we are all sinners, and yet, God still loves us.  That, in and of itself is a miracle.

I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that through Him all things are possible.  I believe in and support our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.  I am sinner and God and His Church still loves me unconditionally.

I attended Catholic School for the first 8 years of my education, which required a tremendous sacrifice for my family to make for me, as well as my brother and sister.  I am in debt to them forever for making that sacrifice and I am truly grateful for the education that I received in Catholic School.  It has helped shape me as an individual and has prepared me well for life.

When you contemplate what Jesus did for the whole of humanity, not just some, but all of us, every single person who has ever lived, is living, or will ever live, it is truly a marvel.  He knew that pain and suffering that He would experience, He knew the brutality that He would suffer, a fate that no one would wish to undergo, and yet He chose that path in order to save us from sin, and from ourselves.

Today we celebrate a gift of love so great that it humble and amazes us.  We celebrate our Lord and our Church.  We celebrate each other and understand a little bit more, though not the true depths, of the blessings that He has bestowed upon us.  I say that because I know that the blessings we are given will never be fully understood until we are with Him in the next life.

I am grateful for many things in my life.  I am grateful for Marissa, for our daughter, Adara, who will be with us in just a few short weeks.  I am grateful for my family, and for my friends.  I am a sinner, I am not the best Catholic I should be, I should be a better person, and yet, to see what I have in my life, to know how much people love me and care for me, to see miracles like that everyday, how could I do anything but praise and thank God for all that he has done for me?

I have not talked in great depths of my faith on this site, as I typically utilize this site for political commentary for things that I feel strongly about.  However, I would be remiss to not talk about my feelings and faith on this day.  I firmly and solemnly believe in God, our Father, his son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  I firmly and solemnly believe in the Holy Catholic Church, led by our Pope, Benedict XVI.

As the saying goes, the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.  I just want to be a better person and I try hard each day to achieve this goal.  I want to look back and know that I have done more good than bad.  I want to forgive more, and hopefully be forgiven.  Being a better person takes a lot of work, and I know most of the world’s problems would be alleviated if we could all just do that.  So I want to dedicate myself to being at least a little bit better.  If I fall, I know God will catch me if I let him.  He’s done it before and if I were a wiser person, I’d just let him do it every time.

So today, Easter, the day Jesus rose from the dead after suffering for our sins, I want to just be a little better, just like yesterday, and just like tomorrow.  But for today, as I always am on this day, I am in a bit more amazement as to how much God loves us.  To be blessed like I am knowing how fallible I am is simply incredible.  Happy Easter everyone!